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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1903. Sextodecimo. Bound in recent green half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. Illustrated with 27 colour plates. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. First trade edition. This edition was preceded by one of 500 copies privately printed for the author. Charmingly bound.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Livre d'or des célébrités contemporaines.

      Edition du chocolat Guérin-Boutron, sans date (1903). Album cartonné de l'éditeur de format oblong (280 x 400 mm), bien complet de ses images chromolithographiées représentant personnages historiques ou de limaginaire populaire. Bon exemplaire.

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        [Bradley, Will] Complete Set of Four Christmas Books

      1903. Offered here are the four "Christmas Books," each published, designed and illustrated by Will Bradley. First editions. 12mo, 12mo, 16mo, 16mo. Each, 1903, Concord, Printed by Will Bradley at the Sign of the Vine. Each gray or light gray paper covered boards with printed paper label on spine; "Rabbi Ben Ezra," by Robert Browning; "A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig," by Charles Lamb; "A Love Song," by George Wither; and "The Leather Bottel. All fine condition. Printed on superb handmade paper, rubricated title-pages with border designs, full-page or vignette designs and borders by Will Bradley. Scarce as a set.

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        The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson Autograph Centenary Edition WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY EDWARD WALDO EMERSON AND A GENERAL INDEX

      The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Autograph Centenary EditionPublished by: Boston - Houghton Mifflin Co., 1903Printed at The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1903.Hardcover. Leather Bound. Item Description: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1903. 12 volumes.No. 173 of 600 numbered with a hand-written Emerson original double-sided manuscript leaf in ink, bound in Volume 1, and hand-Signed by Publishers, Henry O. Houghton & George Mifflin. Numerous mounted photogravure illustrations. Three-quarter leather. Gilt tooling to the spine front and rear panels. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers and raised band. Large Octavo. Minimal wear, no fading. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PHOTOGRAPHS. An exceptional condition set.

      [Bookseller: Zikorn]
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        Eigenhändig geschriebene Korrekturen in Korrekturexemplar von "Im Strom unserer Zeit" Mai/August 1903.

      () 1903 - gr.8°. (wohl erhalten). Max (von) Eyth, ursprünglich Eduard Friedrich Maximilian Eyth (* 6. Mai 1836 in Kirchheim unter Teck; geadelt 1896; + 25. August 1906 in Ulm), deutscher Ingenieur und Schriftsteller. 25 Bogen (413 S. Pagina tlw. eigenhändig verbessert) des 1. Bandes "Lehrjahre", Heidelberg, Carl Winter 1903. Vor allem die ersten und letzten Bogen mit umfangreichen eigenhändigen Korrekturen. Die losen Bogen in moderner Leinenkassette. Korrektur-Band

      [Bookseller: Aegis Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

      F. Warne & Co 1903 - First published edition, first issue with single endpaper repeated four times. 12mo. Maroon paper covered boards lettered in white and with pictorial onlay of the Tailor. A very good copy, with a little wear to the head of the spine and occasional looseness between sections. Pictorial endpapers and 27 colour plates. Although this was the second story to be written by Potter it was the third to be published by Warne. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brains and Bravery.

      London: W. & R. Chambers, Ltd., 1903. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front cover in blind to gilt background, pictorial image stamped to front cover, brown endpapers. Frontispiece and 7 half-tone plates by Arthur Rackham. Multiple large inscriptions one in marker to half title, occasional spotting to pages, spine rolled, soiling to covers, a touch of rubbing to illustration at front cover. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, in a variant green cloth binding but matching all other points as called for in Haskell and Riall. A collection of 14 tales in which young men exhibit "brains and bravery." The tales are by G. A. Henty, Guy Boothby, L. T. Meade & Prof. Robert K. Douglas, John Arthur Barry, Katharine Tynan, H. A. Bryden, W. H. Williamson, Walter Wood, F. B. Forester, Hemingford Grey, and T. R. Threlfall.

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        Les Grands Vins du Médoc et du Sauternais - 1903 [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-4 format à l'italienne reliure de l'éditeur demi-percaline à coins verte, Gustave Chariol, Bordeaux, 1903, avec 97 vues hors texte sous serpente Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale. L'ouvrage propose 97 vues des grands châteaux du Bordelais : pour les Grands Vins du Médoc, les 4 premiers crus (Margaux, Lafite, Latour, Haut-Brion), les 16 deuxièmes crus, les 11 troisièmes crus, les 11 quatrièmes crus, les 16 cinquièmes crus ; pour les Crus exceptionnels de Graves, les 9 châteaux ; pour les Grands Vins du Sauternais, les 11 premiers crus (dont Château Yquem) et les 18 deuxièmes crus. Chaque planche indique le nom des propriétaires, et propose un petit commentaire. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. lég. frottée avec qq. usures en mors, une main postérieure a annoté au crayon à papier, sur la plupart des planches, le nom des propriétaires postérieurs - vers 1950) Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        Bibliothèque de l'école des Chartes. Revue d'érudition consacrée spécialement à l'étude du moyen âge. LXIV à LXXXVIII [1903-1927].

      Paris, Librairie d'Alphonse Picard et fils / Editions Auguste Picard, 1903-1927.26 volumes grands in-8, dont 1 broché avec couverture imprimée (janvier-juin 1927), les 25 autres demi-basane noires, dos à 5 nerfs avec titre et date dorés. Les dos sont, à une exception près, passés, la plupart sur 5/6e, les bas ayant été épargnés. Illustré de 62 hors-texte en noir, certains dépliants. 2 volumes sont des tables (1900-1909 et 1910-1924). Sur l'excellent site Persée, et en suivant ce lien: http://www.persee.fr/collection/bec, vous aurez accès au contenu de tous les numéros parus (ce qui nous épargne bien du travail pour ce descriptif).

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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        ATTI DELLA COMMISSIONE PER LO STUDIO DELLA NAVIGAZIONE INTERNA NELLA VALLE DEL PO.

      Tip. Camera dei Deputati, 1903. Prima edizione. Opera completa in nove volumi. Cm.32,8x24. L'Opera è così articolata: Volume I: "Relazione generale del Presidente (Pg.396; con 8 allegati e 23 tavole); Vol.II: "Relazione 1: Canali e fiumi di friulana e trevisana navigazione" (Pg.116; con 3 allegati e 27 tavole); Vol.III: "Relazione 2: Canali e fiumi di padovana e vicentina navigazione" (Pg.72; con 6 allegati e 20 tavole); Vol.IV: "Relazione 3: Da Venezia al Po. Fiumi e canali del Polesine e del Veronese" (Pg.160; con 7 allegati e 23 tavole); Vol.V: "Relazione 4: Il Po da Torino al mare" (Pg.140; con 11 allegati e 7 tavole); Vol.VI: "Relazione 5: Canali e fiumi navigabili nella bassa pianura emiliana" (Pg.264; con 7 allegati e 33 tavole); Vol.VII: "Relazione 6: Fiume Mincio e Lago di Garda" (Pg.378; con 1 allegato e 23 tavole); Vol.VIII: "Relazione 7: Fiumi, canali e laghi navigabili di Lombardia" (Pg.224; con 6 allegati e 30 tavole); Vol.IX: "Relazione 8: Cenni sulla navigazione interna all'estero" (Pg.40; con 2 tavole). Brossure editoriali allentate, con fisiologiche tracce d'uso. Monumentale opera, di fondamentale importanza per l'intero sistema della sistema della navigazione interna nella Valle Padana. Vi vengono raccolte analisi assai dettagliate e proposte concrete di miglioramento suggerite dalla "Commissione per lo Studio della Navigazione Interna nella Valle del Po", istituita dal Ministro dei Lavori Pubblici Lacava con decreto 22 marzo 1900. Di assai difficile reperibilità completa do ogni sua parte. > Solo due esemplari completi censiti in SBN. Codice libreria 134852.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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        MURAT. Murat à l'auberge paternelle-L'engagé volontaire-Le cavalier d'Aboukir-Le beau-frère de Napoléon-Le roi de Naples-La garde-robe d'un Héros-un roi en haillons-Le drame du Pizzo

      P., Hachette, s.d. (1903) album de format in-8 à l'italienne, en percale verte illustrée de l'éditeur, texte en regard de chaque illustration en pleine page Intérieur très frais , qq rousseurs habituelles sur le deuxième plat Bel exemplaire

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ménard]
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        Murat.

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, [1903]. In-4° oblong, percaline verte, premier plat orné d'une grande composition polychrome, dos lisse muet, tranches jaunes. 80 pp. Edition illustrée de 40 superbes chromolithographies de JOB en couleurs.Dos reteint. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Blomet]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1903 - 1903 Original Hardback Wisden

      Hi, Here we have a rare 1903 Original Hardback Wisden. In Very Good Condition. The 8th Wisden Hardback. A hard year to find. The lettering (gilt) is bright to the front board, the front board is also very clean as is the rear board. The spine cloth has had some mile restoration as has the spine gilt. Internally very nice but the hinges have been repaired (they always are on a 1903 as Wisden forgot to put the strengtheners in), nice photoplate too.

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        Beyond The Blue Mountains

      Cassell & Company Limited, London 1903 - Not ex-library.The pages are generally clean and bright especially for age, minimal tanning to edges, some grubby marks, small stains, some scattered foxing, a few small nicks/tears. Some corners stubbed. Endpapers light tanning. FFep missing. Page ends tanned, grubby, some spotting. Cracked to binding. Covers, red cloth with gilt lettering, generally clean and bright, some grubby marks, small stains, slight discolouring to edges. Corners bumped, rubbed. Spine bumped, rubbed to ends. Slightest lean to book. One of the eight colour illustrations missing. Colour onlay to front cover small black spot otherwise good condition. Probable second edition. Overall, good clean bright copy, especially for age. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gillian James Books]
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        The Crimson Fairy Book. With eight coloured plates and numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford.

      London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903 - Octavo. Original crimson cloth, illustration to front cover and spine gilt, titles to spine gilt, all edges gilt, pictorial endpapers (pink at the front, pale blue at the back). Spine dulled, front hinge cracked but sound, binding a little rubed at extremities. A very good copy. Colour frontispiece, 7 colour plates (with tissue guards), 35 plates from line drawings, illustrations in the text throughout. First edition, first impression, of the eighth of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, gathering together stories from Hungary, Russia, Finland, Iceland, the Baltic, Tunisia and further afield. "The series became a landmark in the presentation of traditional tales, for it introduced children to selections of old and new tales of every kind, known and unknown, and from many different sources, at a time when interest in fairy tales was beginning to decline" (Whalley & Chester, A History of Children's Book Illustration, 1988, p. 141). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE WORKS OF MATTHEW ARNOLD Edition De Luxe in 15 Volumes

      Macmillan and Co. [&] Smith Elder and Co., 1903 - 1904.. Limited edn (775). 15 vols. Tall 8vo. Original uniform blue cloth with elaborate gilt decorated spines and monograms on upper boards (spines lightly sunned and upper board of vol VI rather faded - otherwise a bright VG set). Pp. various, illus with b&w portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard in vol I (some light spotting on fore-edges; previous owner's bookplate on front paste-downs; no inscriptions). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        Michel Strogoff - Moscou - Irkoutsk. Un Drame au Mexique. (Globe doré)

      Les Voyages Extraordinaires. Dessins de J. Férat, gravés par Ch. Barbant. 8 hors texte en couleurs. Le portrait de Jules Verne après la page de titre. (Complet & Contrôlé) Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation J. Hetzel et Cie. - 368 pages - non daté (vers 1903-1904). Imprimé par Belin. Reliure Engel. Cartonnage polychrome Hetzel, au globe doré. Dos au phare. Plat inférieur du 4ème type Rosace indiquant JH. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Dos légèrement passé avec petits frottements. Pas de rousseur. Très beaux ors. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19).

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        The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches

      A.C. McClurg & Co, Chicago, IL 1903 - Often considered W.E.B. DuBois¿ most famous work, in this collection of essays he sets out to show to the reader ¿the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century,¿ Du Bois explains the meaning of the emancipation, and its effect, and his views on the role of the leaders of his race. The nicest copy of this first edition we've ever seen! Black boards feature brilliant gilt on front cover and spine, and head of text block. Blind tooling on front cover is distinct and clear. Minimal rubbing at corners and spine ends, and faint signs of shelf wear along perims. Binding is solid. Spine is barely sunned. Back board exhibits very faint signs of wear or fading, only clearly seen in certain lighting. Inside pages are free of marginalia and intentional marks. Pages are lightly age-toned. Interior exhibits very few signs of age or wear, with very rare and few scattered marks of foxing or other blemish to the pages. Text block edges on fore and foot edge are the expected perforated, barely-deckled signs of neat and clean initial page cuts. Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. This book was written when he was the director of special research for the NAACP. From the book. "Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century. This meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader; for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line." 264 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LOUIS WAIN KITTEN BOOK.

      London Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd inscribed November 1903 - FIRST EDITION (1903), printed by Edmund Evans at the Racquet Court Press,16mo, 74 x 74 mm, 3 x 3 inches, buff cloth with black and blue illustration of 2 kittens, lettered red on upper cover, lettered black on spine, top edges not coloured, 87 stiff card pages printed 1 side only, plus 2 pages of adverts, our title No. 2 in the list of 4. 20 delightful full page coloured illustrations, all cats and kittens, most dressed, each facing rhyming couplet. Neat inscription on front endpaper, otherwise a very good plus clean tight copy of a scarce Wain title. Copies of this title turn up with 1904 printed on the title page and top edges blue, these also have the imprint of the New York printer H. B. Claflin Co. Others undated like ours sometimes have Treherne's street address, ours does not. The British Library and the National Library of Scotland hold undated copies with accession dates of 1903. Dale, No. 134 dated 1904; Necker, No.2091 (1903). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        SAUL

      Société du Mercure de France, 1903, Paris. Pièce de théâtre en cinq actes. Edition originale, un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vergé d'Arches (seuls publiés en édition originale). Reliure signée Champs-Stroobants. Plein maroquin bleu turquoise; dos à 5 nerfs avec titre, date et filets d'encadrement dorés. Tranche de tête dorée. Deux filets dorés sur les coupes. Encadrement des plats de trois filets dorés et intérieur de quatre filets dorés. Couverture et dos conservés. Signet tissu. Sous étui carton, bordure maroquin idem que le livre. Petite feuille manuscrite insérée entre couverture et page de garde. 206 pages. Format 11,5 x 17 cm. Dos légèrement décoloré. Très bon état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Equinoxe]
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        Lettre autographe signée

      - NIN Anaïs (1903-1977), écrivain américaine d'origine franco-cubaine. L.A.S. adressée à son ami, l'avocat Samuel S. GOLDBERG. S.l.n.d., 1 p. in-4 sur papier pelure. En anglais. Elle attend quelques mots de lui sur le volume II [de son journal ?] qu'elle lui a fait parvenir. Elle s'inquiète de savoir s'il a des nouvelles de Miss Steloff, ne pouvant elle-même en demander puisqu'elle « n'est pas censée savoir ». Figure incontournable de l'activité littéraire new-yorkaise, Frances Steloff (1887-1989) créa en 1920 le Gotham Book Mart qui servit de lieu de rencontres pour de nombreux auteurs publiés ou non.

      [Bookseller: Librairie SIGNATURES]
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        Rivista di diritto commerciale industriale e marittimo. Diretta da Cesare Vivante e Angelo Sraffa, poi Alberto Asquini e Giuseppe Ferri, poi Rosario NicoloÕ e Salvatore Satta -

      Milano, Vallardi, 1903/1976, centocinquanta volumi in-8vo legature in mezza pergamena coeva con doppio tassello ai dorsi e titoli e fregi dorati. Raccolta di 74 annate complete, ciascuna suddivisa in due volumi + due volumi di Indici generali relativi agli anni 1903/1932 e 1933/1952. Eccezionale ensemble in ottime condizioni.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1903. Sextodecimo. Original grey boards, titles to front cover and spine in white, pictorial label with illustration to front cover, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations in colour by the author. Spine and board edges a little faded; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, with the title page dated 1903 and without the words "Author of the Tale of Peter Rabbit". The first edition was published in August 1903. The story originated in 1897 with a picture letter to Noel Moore, and was rewritten in 1901 for Norah Moore. It is the first book to feature the introduction of pictorial endpapers, against Potter's initial inclination, though she conceded that it might work: "I always think that an endpaper ought to be something to rest the eye between the cover and the contents of the book; like a plain mount for a framed drawing. At that same time (having let off my objections) ? I dare say it will come out all right.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Alpine Kunstblätter. 40 Bilder aus Osterreichs und Deutschlands Alpen.

      Prag, Kunsteverlag B. Koci, 1903, - cartellina in-8 gr., copertina. edit., contenente 40 tavole in cromolitografia (cm. 29 x 35) su cartoncino, numerate al verso e con titolo in tedesco scritto a lapis. Raffigurano magnifici paesaggi delle Alpi austriache e tedesche, riproducendo in cromolitografia i dipinti del pittore austriaco Jean Novopacky (Vienne 1821-1908). Raro album. Non in Perret. ACL 230. Bénézit , X, 292. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS VOYAGES TRAFFIQUES AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATION. Made by Sea or Over-land to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any time within the Compasse of these 1600 Yeeres. 12 volumes.

      James MacLehose and Sons, Glasgow 1903 - 2 volumes. Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1903. Limited to 1000 copies. 8vo. More than 5,000 pages. Richly illustrated with maps (many folding), plates, portraits, etc. Half-title and frontispiece. Title page in red and black. Blue cloth with gilt-lettered images and gilt title on spine. Some sporadic light foxing as usual. Clean and Very good. This edition reprints the second and best edition (1598-1600) of Hakluyt's classic of travel literature, the first English collection of voyages devoted primarily to discoveries in the Americas. Richard Hakluyt and his cousin were some of the earliest proponents of North American colonization. Hakluyt's "Principal Navigations. ." is listed among National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure books. $1,200 HEAVY, VOLUMINOUS SET. Will require extra postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LOUIS WAIN KITTEN BOOK.

      London, Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd, inscribed November 1903.. FIRST EDITION (1903), printed by Edmund Evans at the Racquet Court Press,16mo, 74 x 74 mm, 3 x 3 inches, buff cloth with black and blue illustration of 2 kittens, lettered red on upper cover, lettered black on spine, top edges not coloured, 87 stiff card pages printed 1 side only, plus 2 pages of adverts, our title No. 2 in the list of 4. 20 delightful full page coloured illustrations, all cats and kittens, most dressed, each facing rhyming couplet. Neat inscription on front endpaper, otherwise a very good plus clean tight copy of a scarce Wain title. Copies of this title turn up with 1904 printed on the title page and top edges blue, these also have the imprint of the New York printer H. B. Claflin Co. Others undated like ours sometimes have Treherne's street address, ours does not. The British Library and the National Library of Scotland hold undated copies with accession dates of 1903. Dale, No. 134 dated 1904; Necker, No.2091 (1903). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Sport on the Blue Nile

      London: Robert Banks, 1903. First. Hardcover. VG+. Six months of a sportsman's life in Central Africa. 256 pp, ill. A very scarce book on hunting in and around SUDAN. Includes big five (elephant, lion, leopard), crocodile, hippo, reedbuck, roan and plains game of the area. VG+ copy. Original cloth binding with two original photo insets on front/rear (lion, elephant) covers. We have had only 6 copies of this since 1980. Very scarce to rare book.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        The Light in Dends Wood

      Greening and Co. 18 and 20 Cecil Court: London, 1903. 8vo. 116pp. + 8pp. ads. Publisher's green cloth titled and decorated in black and white with a moonlit forest scene. Minor edgewear, light bumping to spine ends, teetering on the edge of near fine but certainly a very good copy indeed of what must be a rather fragile book. Internally clean. A rather florid "With Compliments" has been written across the front flyleaf suggesting that either this is a publisher's presentation or that Mr. Dagless himself gave it to someone. Samples of Mr. Dagless's handwriting however remain elusive, in fact the only thing I can find referencing him at all is a mention to the effect that none other than Anthony Hope recommended him for entry into a list of "The Fifty Worst Books." A very scarce mystery novel. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan Kearns]
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        STORY OF LITTLE BLACK QUIBBA

      - BANNERMAN,HELEN. THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK QUIBBA. NY: Stokes Sept. 1903. 16mo, cloth backed pictorial boards, 142p., edges rubbed and light finger soil else clean, tight, VG. 1st U.S. edition of the third "Little Black" book by Bannerman, printed on one side of page and with a full page color illustration facing each page of text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        L'Eau Souterraine - L'Ombre et les Proies

      1903Paris, Ollendorff, 1903 et 1906. 2 vol. de 133 et 210 pp. Reliure à la Bradel, plein papier fleuri pour l'un et vert pour l'autre, dos lisses, pièces de titre noires, titres dorés. EDITIONS ORIGINALES. UN DES 5 PREMIERS EXEMPLAIRES SUR HOLLANDE pour les deux volumes. L'Eau souterraine obtint le prix Sully-Prudhomme. Rare réunion des deux seuls volumes publiés du vivant de l'auteur . Joint Stellus, EDITION ORIGINALE posthume sans grand papier. Poème dramatique en un prologue et trois parties. Préface de Edmond Haraucourt. Couronné par l'Académie Française et l'Académie des Beaux-Arts. Prix Soussay. Charles DUMAS (1881-1914): Né à Paris le 31 Juillet 1881, Charles fit ses études au lycée Michelet où enseignaient ses deux parents. Il publia ses premiers vers en 1903 sous le titre L'Eau souterraine, qui obtint le prix Sully-Prudhomme. Rédacteur au Gaulois, sous-chef des cabinets des ministres Simyan et Sarraut, il publia en 1906 L'ombre et les Proies et venait d'achever un admirable poème dramatique Stellus lorsque la guerre éclata. D'abord lieutenant au 102e RI, il fut promu capitaine en octobre 1914, et partit seul en reconnaissance d'une tranchée allemande que sa compagnie devait attaquer. Il tomba surpris par une patrouille. Ce titre fait parti de notre catalogue "ECRIVAINS MORTS A LA GUERRE" disponible en version électronique sur simple demande.

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        A Manuscript book of drawings Illustrated by Jimmy Smite: THE PAWKY PAWK'S BOOK of BEASTS "Unnatural Creatures". Dedicated by Kind Permission Joyce And Denis. The Author and The Illustrator.

      Williams and Norgate. - Executed in about 1903 by Joyce perhaps for her or with her brother Denis (later Peter) or just her own pleasure. The images are clever and all original, even though some of the figures may resemble fantastical creatures seen in other stories or children's books since these were created in the early 1900's. This is one of the earliest representations of this sort of imaginative "creature creation" I have come across. Even Lewis Carroll, or Heinrich Hoffman's Struwwelpeter and similar illustrations in books, the figures were clearly anthropomorphic and recognizable animals. All in a 6p page school "Exercise Book" 36 ink illustrations + 2 loose, one done in watercolours. + 32 pages of verse and all the funny creatures have a title and explanation of what they are underneath. e. g. ; This is the Gripsolid:: It is especially remarkable for its purple body. It lives on the fruit of the Dingle Dongle Palm: When the Hollow Hills are Howling And the Mighty Mountains Mew. The Gripsolid goes skipping o'er the plain, The the Muskinoos are growling, He knows It's nothing new. For the Gripsolid is anything but sane. There's a Dingle-Dongle Palm Tree Growing not so far away With The gentle breezes tinkling the fruit And the Gripsolid goes calmlee Till he hears the music gay Then he rushes off and dons his dinner suit When he's duly done his dinner he struts off for a stroll Believing he's the greatest thing on earth, but he's just a silly sinner who is often very droll For who can justly judge of his own worth. Or; The Kinkinoo: Is known chiefly from travellers tales Some think it a bird, some think it an animal. It thinks itself a big bug. In the heart of darkets Africa. there lives the Kinkinoo He's Not At South Kensington, Nor is he at the Zoo. Nor is he known to many folk. only to me and you. When the Kinkinoo is hungry It takes a spiders web And plaits it up with bits of sticks And winds it round his head Then, when he's worn it for a week he eats it up on bread. Among the animals that live Within the forest dark Is the Crimplecromplecrumple A first cousin to the shark Who feeds upon the Kinkinoo When e'er he's on the lark The Young girl and boy this collection of rhymes and wild imaginings relates to were the children of Geoffrey Sydney William Owner of Williams and Norgate the London publishing house. A curious book is also included Oddle and Iddle; The Goblins of Aloe Shamba. 1912 by Lily Collier. This title is for sale on Abe-books and although scarce can be located. However this book is illustrated by a Joyce Crawshay Williams? and has a creature called a Tcha. A creature with exactly this name appears in the manuscript? As it came with this group of material is this name a pseudonym of Joyce Mary Williams? I have tried to secure a link for certain, but no information can be found on the author of the book, the supposedly authoress Lily Collier. There was dancer in a theatre group in about 1909 with this name, but no author with this name in any other publication? (Further research may prove fruitful and yield details I have been unable to find). With this book is an A4 size envelope with a group of Williams & Norgate headed personal correspondence and receipts, a small group of photographs of both the children including ones of them in uniform as both nurse and cadet at the time for the Great War c1915. The archive can be viewed at a mutually convenient place. I can send more photo's. I am sure the buyer will own the copyright to it all. Totally unique unpublished manuscript from a young lady with a literary association and family background. Provenance: Bought from the estate of Peter William in Aylsham in Norfolk in 1989 where he died and left all he owned to his "daily" or cook/housekeeper. But direct from the family ownership. NOT been seen by anyone since. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        MAN AND SUPERMAN. A comedy and a philosophy

      Constable and Company. London. 1903. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Arthur Symons's copy, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper and a two page autograph note on the first blank and half title, writing on Shaw's buffoonery. "Shaw is a mind without a soul, a whimsical intelligence without a body. He is one of those tragic buffoons who play with eternal things â?¦". Publishers light green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, which is uniformly faded. Inner front hinge cracked but overall a very good copy. Housed in a green cloth covered chemise and a quarter green morocco slip case with raised bands and gilt rules and lettering to the spine. The slip case is just a little rubbed and faded to the spine but generally very good. Laurence A 51.

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        CAMERA NOTES:; OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE CAMERA CLUB OF NEW YORK

      NY: Camera Club of New York, 1903. First editions. Stieglitz, Alfred. 4tos., various paginations, with tipped-in photogravures and halftones, other illustrations in text. 18 Issues as follows: Volume II, No.1-4, bound by the Camera Club in green cloth with gilt emblem, with the original wrappers bound in; Vol. III, No.1-4; Vol. IV, No. 1-2, 4; Vol. V, No. 1-4; Vol. VI, No. 1-3. The individual issues are in the original printed wrappers with several of the blank spines either repaired or replaced. Vol. VI, No. 2 shows dampstaining on the blank margins and is lacking the printed label which was affixed to the front wrapper. Stieglitz's goal was to publish a magazine that would set a new standard of excellence in pictorial photography, which would in turn attract the finest photographers to The Camera Club's yearly salon. Stieglitz proposed selling advertisement space to fund a substantial beautifully illustrated periodical that would include photogravures representing some important achievements in pictorial photography, chosen not only from the club and America, but from the best material the world at large could offer. This policy soon had CAMERA NOTES regarded as one of the most significant and influential photographic journals of its time. However, there was a backlash from the club's membership, whose concern was that the journal was becoming an elitist publication whose contributors were mostly from outside the club itself. Under this mounting criticism, Stieglitz published his resignation from the editorship. CAMERA NOTES ceased publication in December 1903. It ran just three issues after Stieglitz resigned. The photogravures include: Ebony and Ivory by F.. Day; Study in Red by Robert Demachy; A Wet Night, Columbus Circle, New York by W.A. Fraser; Mending Nets by Alfred Stieglitz; Magdalen by Charles I. Berg; Portrait Study by Gertrude Käsebier; Portrait of F. Holland Day by Gertrude Käsebier; Spring by Clarence H. White; Scurrying Home by Alfred Stieglitz; A Street in Mentone by Robert Demachy; Beatrice by Mathilde Weil; Odalisque by Charles I. Berg; La Cigale by Emma J. Farnsworth; Lady with the Venus by Clarence H. White; The Manger by Gertrude Käsebier; Blessed art Thou Among Women by Gertrude Käsebier; The Dance by Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr.; Telegraph Poles by Clarence H. White; At the Edge of the Woods-Evening by Clarence H. White; Portrait of Miss M. of Washington by Miss Rose Clark and Mrs. Elizabeth Flint Wade; Midst Steam and Smoke by Prescott Adamson; Intervale Winter By Wm. B. Post; Clytie by Wm. B. Dyer; Nude by Wm. W. Renwick; An Icy Night by Alfred Stieglitz; Spring by Alfred Stieglitz; Spring Showers, the Coach by Alfred Stieglitz; Spring Showers, the Sweeper by Alfred Stieglitz; Bad News by Edmund Stirling; Portrait by Clarence H. White; Winter Landscape by Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr.; The Street by Dallett Fuguet; A Water Carrier - Cuba by H.A. Latimer; and others. Da Capo Press full facsimile edition of Volumes 1-4, in 2 cloth bound 4to. volumes, very good. $300.00.

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        Denslow's One Ring Circus

      Dillingham, 1903 The Dillingham first edition, with a variant and very rare cover with an illustration featuring a large egg, a girl, a cat, and a mansion on a hill. Not the more common paste-on of the elephant. Front free endpaper detached. Slight cover soil, otherwise near fine. Containing six 1903 soft cover picture books (One Ring Circus, Zoo, Tom Thumb, ABC, Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk). Boldly and wonderfully illustrated in full color throughout by Denslow. This is the only copy we know of with this cover illustration. Housed in a red cloth custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Sports et jeux d'adresse.

      Paris: Librairie Hachette, s.d. (ca 1903). Grand in-4; [iv], 382p.; 100 gravures hors-texte dont 30 aquarellées ou en bistre protégées par des serpentes, 328 illustrations dans le texte. Cartonnage de l'éditeur, illustré en couleur sur les plats et au dos de jeux et ornements dans le style art nouveau, gardes marbrées, tranche supérieure dorée. Quelques petits accrocs, frottis ou salissures, dos un peu bruni, fente sans gravité au mors inférieur, mais exemplaire solide en bel état intérieur. Excellent ouvrage de référence: premiers jeux de l'enfance (cerceau, cerf-volant, toupie), jeux à courir (course à pied, cache-cache), jeux d'adresse (arc, arbalète, bilboquet, jeu de tonneau), jeux de balle (ballon, jeu de paume, croquet), jeux de boules (billes, billard, quilles), gymnastique (saut, cheval fondu, lutte, danse, escrime, patinage...). Très nombreuses illustrations in et hors-texte. Ouvrage remarquablement documenté, imprimé et illustré, comme la plupart des ouvrages de Henry D'Allemagne.

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        The Apostles (Parts I & II) An Oratorio

      First edition; 8vo; original cloth-backed decorated boards. Signed presentation copy from Elgar on Note page, "Edward Elgar: Birmingham Festival Oct: 14th 1903". There are a small number of amendments in blue pencil to the score, particularly to the first page, where there is a note 'no stops gt comp to explain'. The Apostles, contains many powerful and innovative musical ideas and makes extensive use of leitmotifs - Jaeger identified 92 of them - drawing inevitable comparisons with Wagner. A number of critics consider the work to contain finer music than Gerontius and regard The Apostles as the pinnacle of Elgar's musical achievement. A fascinating document signed by Elgar at the first performance of the work and used by one of the performers. Very good, a little rubbed, front hinge weak, book sellers stamp to foot of upper board, where there is also an ownership signature.

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        Autograph letter signed ("A. Sommerfeld"). Aachen, 11. X. 1903.

      1903. 1 p. on bifolium. Large 8vo. To the unnamed Austrian physicist Stefan Meyer (1872-1949), a student of Ludwig Boltzmann who became a pioneer in research on radioactivity. Sommerfeld is sending a manuscript for a commemorative publication for Ludwig Boltzmann.

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        Autograph letter signed. Passail near Weiz, 7. VIII. 1903.

      1903. Small 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. To Ludwig Bösendorfer. As Bártok does not yet know his Gmunden address, he asks that his piano be sent "Railway Restante": "Sehr geehrter Herr! Da ich die Adresse meiner Wohnung in Gmunden noch nicht weiss, bitte ich das Klavier nach Gmunden 'Bahn restante' zu senden. Ich treffe dort am 17. Aug. ein, also wäre es gut, wenn ich das Klavier bei meiner Ankunft schon dort finden könnte. Nach dessen Übernahme werde ich sehr geehrten Herrn davon verständigen [...]".

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 1. VII. 1903.

      1903. 7 ½ SS. 8vo. Wohl an den Musikwissenschaftler Richard Batka (1868-1922) in Wien: "Mit aufrichtiger Sympathie verfolge ich seit längerer Zeit Ihr Wirken. Wer wie ich öfters über Bach und Schumann Vorlesungen zu halten hat, wird die Hörer mit Freuden auf Ihre kleinen Biographien hinweisen, dass sie vortrefflich sind, wird Ihnen durch alle unsere Fachleute bezeugt worden sein. Besondere Dankbarkeit schulden Ihnen die Freunde der deutschen Volks und Hausmusik für Ihre Thätigkeit im Kunstwart, die ich persönlich verfolge. Gerne hätte ich Ihnen meine Antheilnahme dadurch praktisch bethätigt, daß ich versucht hätte, Ihnen eine Reihe völlig vergessener schöner Compositionen aus früherer Zeit zur Veröffentlichung zu senden, dass Sie für solche Dinge Interesse haben, hoffe ich annehmen zu können. Aber ich gestehe Ihnen offen, dass ich oft stutzig wurde durch die eigenthümliche Art, in der Sie manche meiner Publikationen angezeigt und benützt haben [...]". - 1880 debütierte Friedländer als Sänger in den Londoner Monday Popular Concerts. Nach einem Aufenthalt in Frankfurt/Main 1881-83 siedelte er nach Berlin über und wandte sich als Schüler Philipp Spittas musikwissenschaftlichen Studien zu. Ohne Abitur wurde F. 1887 in Rostock zum Dr. phil. promoviert. Er befaßte sich mit der Revidierung des Kommersbuches und spezialisierte sich zunehmend auf die Erforschung des deutschen Volks- und Kunstliedes. 1884 habilitierte sich Friedländer in Berlin für Musikwissenschaft, 1908 zum Geheimrat ernannt und war seit 1918 ordentlicher Honorarprofessor und akademischer Musikdirektor (DBE).

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        Hippodrome de Carrieres-sous-Poissy, Seine et Oise, appartenant a Mr. Vanderbilt W. K. Paris, Ch[arles] Robin, 1903-4-11.

      1903. Large hand-coloured four-sheet plan. Pen and ink, graphite and watercolour on paper laid on canvas. Framed and glazed. Dimensions: app. 90 x 170 cm (sheet); 105 x 205 cm (frame). Large manuscript plan in beautiful colour; a unique witness to Vanderbilt's passion and ambitions. A member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family, William Kissam (1849-1920) managed railroads and was also a horse breeder. He was one of the founders of The Jockey Club and the owner of a successful racing stable. In 1896, Vanderbilt built the American Horse Exchange at 50th Street (Manhattan). In World War II, the United States liberty ship SS William K. Vanderbilt was named in his honour. - This impressive plan represents the horse-racing stable and track at the chateau, which Vanderbilt built in 1906, with the help of Henri Guillaume and Pierre Sardou, architects. He purchased in 1903 the land in an area of Poissy called Les Gresillons, 20 miles outside Paris. At the time, he ran a breeding operation in Deauville, making the location, also called "Carrieres-sous-Poissy", particularly convenient since it is on the way from Paris to Deauville. The hippodrome comprised three oval tracks, the outer of which measured 2400 metres, as well as a straight track. A long wall separated the racing areas from the Chateau St-Louis where the Vanderbilts lived, called the Chemin Plat, now known as Avenue Vanderbilt. With the beginning of World War I, the racing stables were shut down and eventually sold. The Chateau St. Louis is now the corporate headquarters for a local quarry, which spreads over the land previously occupied by the hippodrome. As of today, only the residential building known as "Chateau Grésillons" still stands and is currently being restored. - Provenance: Ralph Esmerian (New York jeweler).

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        Fouilles a Dahchour en 1894-1895. Wien, Adolf Holzhausen, 1903.

      1903. VIII, 118, (2) SS. Mit zahlr. Holzstichillustrationen im Text und 27 Tafeln (teils doppelblattgr.; zumeist Heliogravüren). Grüner Originalleinenband mit goldgepr. Deckel- und Rückentitel. Kopfgoldschnitt. Folio. Einzige Ausgabe. - Der französische Archäologe, Ingenieur, Geologe und Prähistoriker Jacques Jean Marie de Morgan (1857-1924) leitete wissenschaftliche Gesandtschaften im Kaukasus (1886-89) und in Persien (1889-91), bevor er Generaldirektor des "Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte" wurde. Er unternahm die ersten systematischen Ausgrabungen in Dahschur, einer Nekropole etwa 26 Kilometer südlich von Kairo am Westufer des Nils. Hier entdeckte er die noch ungeplünderten Gräber der Prinzessinnen Mereret und Chnumit, deren außergewöhnliche Schmuckausstattungen heute im Ägyptisches Museum von Kairo zu besichtigen sind. Außerdem grub er an Snofrus Knickpyramide, an der Roten Pyramide, an der Pyramide des Amenemhet III. sowie an den Beamtennekropolen. - Gutes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        DAVIES ORIGINAL SKETCH - GILBERT ORIGINAL MUSIC in DEIDRE AND THE SONS OF USNA

      Portland: Portland: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903, 1903. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. Original sketches and music compositions in a copy of Deidre and the Sons of Usna. Tall 12mo, soft leather coves, 975 copies, Gelder paper, with a program for A Keltic Evening of Irish folklore and song held on May 11, 1906 in Manhattan laid-in. By notice in the program, stating that books of Macleod's are "sold at the door', we deduce this was a souvenir of the evening, the attendee soliciting contributions from the program's participants. In the front prelims, there are: handwritten quote from Yeats by the evening's emcee Charles Johnson (an author of Irish history at the time); a finely rendered image in pencil of a female dancer in diaphanous dress by Arthur B. Davies (member of The Eight), signed lower right corner on the fly; and, a page and half of musical composition of folk musicologist Henry Gilbert signed by him. On the rear fly there is a pencil sketch of a middle-age woman in evening cloak initialed "JWA" who we assume to be artist J. Alden Weir given his association with Davies in the Arts Students League.

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        SEFER OHEL YOSEF. OHEL JOSEPH: SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT `AL SHULHAN `ARUKH ...

      New York: A. H. Rosenberg.. 1903.. Hardcover. 4to. 80 pages. In Hebrew. Friedberg, Aleph-770; Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America 590. The First Work of Responsa published in America by an American Rabbi. Contains many contributions from R. Yitzchak Elchanan of Kovno and the ?Alter of Kelm, ? R. Simcha Zissel Ziv. The responsa depict the economic, social and religious conditions of the Jews of New York at the beginning of the 20th century. Addresses issues such as whether to allow Kohanim who were lax in their religious observance to recite the priestly blessings; the status of bread baked on the Sabbath in a bakery with Jewish employees; travel by ferry on the Sabbath; constructing a Sukah on a fire escape, etc. SUBJECT (S) : Responsa ? 1800-1900. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York Public Library, Stanford Univ, Univ of Texas-Austin) . Very important work. A damaged copy in later boards sold at auction in 2006 for over USD 1400 (with commissions). Some edgewear to title and a few leaves, not affecting text, original boards rebacked, good condition. (AMR-18-9A) .

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        TRATTATELLO DI METRICA ORAZIANA AD USO DELLE SCUOLE CLASSICHE

      ALBRIGHI, SEGATI & C., MILANO 1903 - ITALIANO Coperta rigida con piatti marmorizzati e con lievi segni del tempo, pagine leggermente brunite e con lieve fioritura

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        Nyt Land. Fire Aar i Arktiske Egne. I-II.

      Kristiania 1903. 8vo. 505+523 s. Mange ill., fleire utbrettskart. Blåe heilsjirting originalbind. Ryggar med dekor og gyllen tekst. Namnetrekk. Marmorerte snitt. Litt slitasje øvst og nedst i ryggen, elles eit pent sett.

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