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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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        [Eragny Press] A Brief Account of the Origin of the Eragny Press and a Note.

      Hammersmith: Eragny Press, 1903. First edition. Original color pictorial paper covered boards with superb design by Lucien Pissarro featuring repeating blossom and leaf pattern both covers, gilt lettering on cover. 235 copies, printed in the new "Brook" type on Arches handmade paper, with 15 exquisite woodcut illustrations by Lucien Pissarro, one of the more lavishly illustrated titles of the press, and a bibliography of the press thus far to date. This was the first use of the new font designed by Lucien Pissarro and cut by E. P. Prince. Daniel Berkley Updike described the Brook type as "an agreeable roman letter designed... on the lines of the Vale type, with a pleasant movement and admirable legibility." It was used for the remaining publications of the Press. A near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Riddle Of The Sands ( First UK Edition)

      The First UK printing published by London, Smith Elders & Co.in 1903.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ condition. 336pp. + 4pp ads. Publisher's decorated black cloth with titles in white to the spine though quite rubbed as is lamentably often the case.Light bumping to extremities, rubbing to spine not affecting the integrity of the book.Decorated boards sharp, a little bit of inoffensive wear here and there.Internally free from inscriptions and erasures.There is the expected occasional light spotting.Illustrated with fold out maps and charts which are all present.Frontispiece folding chart a trifle creased with some light soiling to the title page.Housed in a custom slander box.A very good copy of the first edition of a book somewhat contentiously described as the first modern espionage novel, vying for the title with Kipling's Kim, published two years earlier. Originally written after he returned injured from action in South Africa and first published in 1903 the novel of imminent conflict with Germany was highly influential and is actually credited with the founding of British naval bases at Invergordon and Scapa Flow; newly regarded as strategically important after examination of the scenarios in Childer's novel. Childers was of course a staunch advocate of Irish Home Rule and was found guilty of possessing a firearm in contravention of the Irish Emergency Powers Resolution and sentenced to death by firing squad in 1922.The book was adapted in 1979 into a movie starring Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale. An exceptionally scarce and important title to find in any condition.Highly collectible with such attributes.

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        I Gaggini di Bissone. Loro opere in Genova ed altrove. Contributo alla storia dell'arte lombarda

      Hoepli, Milano 1903 - In folio grande, pp. VII + 309 + (1b) con 38 tavv. f.t. T. tl. ed. con cornice tip. oro a secco al p. ant. e tit. in rosso entro cornice. Bella storia delle opere d'arte della famiglia Gaggini (Beltrame, Pietro, Domenico, Pace, Antonio, Bernardino, Leone.) con molte tavv. e ill. che raffigurano esempi della loro arte. ITA

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        The Diaries of Rev. W. E. Preston Haas of Media, PA and Bertha Haas: 81 volumes (Containg the years 1903 - 1965)

      Handwritten diaries, 1903-1964. Hardcover. Very Good. 87 volumes. An incredible collection of the life of Rev. W.E. Preston Haas (11 April 1903 - April 1965) and his mother Bertha Haas. Small standard diaries. Contains the years 1903, 1908-1964. Multiple volumes for a number of years. Haas was the pastor at Lima United Methodist Church. He lived off Middletown Rd in Delaware Co. (Near Media) Pennsylvania with his family. Haas also worked in Methodist ministry in Philadelphia and Bristol. The diaries have hand written entries of the each dayâ??s work for 57 years. Haas's hand writing is in very legible, clean ink. Most of the entries deal with the service he gave to his community and his day to day life. The names of local families he worked with at births, weddings, funerals, christenings, convocations, communions, remembrances of those lost in the two world wars give a vision of this man's life. His charitable work with the Old Fellow's (IOOF, he served as Grand Master in 1946) was also an important part of his life. The names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, and deaths of the members of his congregation are recorded. Most the entries are mundane, but a number of entries in the 1950s deal with the Soviet Union. Some diaries have color maps of the world. It is interesting to see how borders changed during Haas's lifetime. Additionally, the collection includes a earlier diaries and legers by Bertha E. Haas (Preston's mother who lived in Burlington NJ, b. 1880?) (in 1908 Preston received a telescope for his Birthday). SN 197-30-7860. A wealth of genealogical and local Methodist history. Please inquire for additional information.

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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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        Slipper's ABC of Fox Hunting

      London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1903 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this scarce illustrated book. Lovely condition for a book that is notoriously hard to find in acceptable order. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Written by the co-author of An Irish R. M, Edith Somerville. Somerville was an Irish novelist who very 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 andhas an alphabetical guide of short verses to Fox Hunting facing each plate. Condition: In original pictorialbrown cloth binding. Externally,very smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of spine. Some spotting to front board due to damp staining, does not affect the rest of text. Internally, firmly bound. Pages arevery bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Book of Bread.

      Maclaren., London. 1903 - 336pp, 22 illustrations composed of photographs, lithographs and gelatine prints. '.ingredients & their uses; the good & faulty points of a loaf; the changes in flour & bread during storage, fermentation, baking & digestion; the finishing of the dough; machinery, appliances, ovens, firing, draught & ventilation; methods of fermentation & manufacture; useful data.' Boards have splashinf, contents are clean and tight. 2.4 kg. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parveen Papers]
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        Sommertage auf Ithaka. Prag, Heinrich Mercy, 1903.

      1903. Vortitel, Titel, (12) SS. Mit 102 (teils doppelblattgr.) Tafeln. Originaler goldgeprägter Pergamentband mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Folio. Erste Ausgabe, sehr selten. Prachtvolle Monographie der im Ionischen Meer gelegenen Insel Ithaka, welche Heimat des Odysseus gewesen sein soll. - Tadellos erhalten.

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        COLONEL CARTER'S CHRISMAS.

      New York: Scribner's, 1903. : , 1903. Hardcover first edition - A story of the Virginian in New York City. Includes dialect - not just for the faithful "darky" Chad, but also for the Southerner Colonel Carter. Illustrated with a frontispiece and seven inserted full color plates by F. C. Yohn. 159 pp. Good overall in pale green cloth covered boards with decorations and lettering in gilt and white. Spine slant, lettering on spine somewhat rubbed, prev owner's name. .

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        Autograph letter signed. Amiens, 23. VIII. 1903.

      1903. Small 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. Includes autograph envelope. To Paula Milow in Teesdorf near Baden, Lower Austria. Verne assures her that his eyesight is not as poor as the newspapers say and that he is perfectly capable of reading her letter and her advice about an operation which he is confident he will not need: "Madame / Je veux tout d'abord vous rassurer en ce qui concerne l'état de ma vue. Elle n'est point si mauvaise que le disent les journaux, et je réponds sans peine à votre aimable lettre. Je vous remercie pour les renseignements que vous me donnez. Mais j'espère bien ne point en arriver à une opération et qu'il me restera assez de vue pour aller jusqu'à la fin de ma vie. Veuillez, Madame, agréer les respectueux révérences de votre reconnaissant serviteur Jules Verne".

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        Le petit illustré amusant, 1903, année complète, du n°1 au n°52

      - Le petit illustré amusant, Paris 1903, 30x39cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in mezzo calicò rosso, dorso piatto decorato con filetti timbrato freddi, leggeri graffi sulle ganasce, carta marmorizzata piatto, rilegatura delle caricature settimanali époque.Cet è riccamente illustrato da Raoul Thomen Landelle, Jean Aurian, Poulbot Edmond Guenin, Bogron, Vallet, Valery Muller, Henry Muller, Leon Bardet, Haye, Ferdinand Bac, Ricardo Flores, Delannoy, The Bocain, E. Tap, Gog, Malherbe, di Albat ... numero etc.Chaque ha otto pagine, comprese le grandi disegni a colori per le prime e le ultime pagine e numerosi disegni e noir.Rare bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi percaline rouge, dos lisse orné de filets estampés à froid, légères éraflures sur les mors, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque. Cet hebdomadaire de caricatures est richement illustré par Raoul Thomen, Landelle, Jean d'Aurian, Poulbot, Edmond Guénin, Bogron, Vallet, Valéry Muller, Henry Muller, Léon Bardet, Haye, Ferdinand Bac, Ricardo Flores, Delannoy, Le Bocain, E. Tap, Gog, Malherbe, d'Albat... etc. Chaque numéro comporte huit pages, dont de grands dessins en couleurs sur la première et la dernière page et de nombreux dessins en noir. Rare et bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        DAVIES ORIGINAL SKETCH - GILBERT ORIGINAL MUSIC in DEIDRE AND THE SONS OF USNA

      Portland: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903, Portland - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Youth and Two Other Stories

      New York: McClure, Phillips Co, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. 381 pp. Original green cloth with gilt lettering, blindstamped wave design. Very Good, sans jacket. Cloth a bit edge-worn, gilt bright, internally clean with very slight foxing to endpapers, a bit shaken. A nice copy. The first American appearance of the classic novella Heart of Darkness.

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        al Qawl al sadid fi harb al dawla al aliyya ma' al yunan (the unerring saying about the war between the great Ottoman state and Greece)

      Cairo: al- Maousu'at press, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Arabic text in 194 p. with several photographic plates and illus. in text. Modern hard cover binding. Rare work in Arabic..

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        FLORA and SYLVA. a Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland, Tree or Flower

      Book Description The Author. Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued. 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. 1903-1905 3 volumes, Bookplate of Arthur Quinton Wells, Orig half vellum, plates with tissue guards have light spotting in places, slight soiling and marking to vellum and cloth in places, teg, ; Folio - over 12" - 15" ta . Book Details Bookseller: Lion Books PBFA GB (GB) Bookseller Inventory #: 67488 Title: FLORA and SYLVA. a Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland, Tree or Flower Author: Robinson, William (editor) Format/binding:Hardcover Book condition: Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Publisher: The Author Date published: 1903

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        3 autograph letters signed and 1 autogr. lettercard signed. Little Easton (Essex), and [London], 1903, 1932 and undated.

      1903. Small 4to, 8vo, and oblong 8vo. Altogether 4½ pp. To John Henderson, Secretary of the National Liberal Club, on invitations and publications: "[...] Jacob has transmitted your request for a speech. Frankly I had much rather not speak. If I did that sort of thing at all well I would be very glad to do it, but I am - at this sort of thing - heavy, self-conscious, dull & disinteresting. No one would be the happier for my suffering and it would convert an occasion to which I look forward with the most festive anticipation, into a task and a terror [...]" (20 March 1903). - About the treatment of the political activist Clarence Henry Norman (1886-1974): "[...] why is Norman leaving the club? Is he being expelled for any reason? Or has he simply resigned his membership? [...]" - "[...] Mr C. H. Norman writes to complain that his membership of the N.L.C. has been 'cancelled' on account of his anti-war letters. I am half-shocked at this. He impresses me as being quite insane upon the war question but quite honest & I fail to see the justification for this expulsion of an esteemed most desirable member [...]" (undated, but c. 1914). - "Dear Mr Henderson, Yes I'm sorry. But do you know I didn't enter the N.L.C. from one year's end to another. I have had to go through my list of annual subscriptions & cut them down. And there it is! [...]" (13 April 1932).

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        Epilogues

      1903. Mercure de France, Paris 1903, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Mercure de France, Paris 1903, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Associazione a bradel metà cartone cuneo pergamena modo, liscia colonna vertebrale piatti di carta marrone camera marocco pelle di serpente, guardie e contreplats carta nera, copertine e schienali conservati, testa dorata, firmato vincolante Gauché. autografo bello e prezioso firmato Remy de Gourmont a Charles Maurras: "... oratore ateniese ..." Un piccolo strappo restaurato nell'intestazione della pagina, che includono l'autografo. Nizza copia piacevolmente stabilito. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en demi cartonnage à coins façon vélin, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin marron, plats de papier façon serpent, gardes et contreplats de papier noir, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Gauché. Précieux et bel envoi autographe signé de Remy de Gourmont à Charles Maurras : "... orateur athénien..." Une petite déchirure restaurée en tête de la page où figure l'envoi autographe. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Aux embuscades de la vie - Dans la foi - Dans l'ordre établi - Dans l'amour

      1903. Bibliothèque-Charpentier, Paris 1903, 12x19cm, relié. - Bibliothèque-Charpentier, Paris 1903, 12x19cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente viene stampato come 15 Olanda. Associazione a bradel metà percaline vecchio rosso, liscio indietro con un pinnacolo d'oro, come parte di L'Avana Marocco, doppio netto e la data coda, coperture conservati, legame contemporaneo. Autografo Rare firmata dall'autore al suo amico Emile Deshayes sulla prima piastra di copertura. Bellissimo esemplare [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline vieux rouge, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, pièce de titre de maroquin havane, double filet et date en queue, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Georges Clémenceau à son ami le peintre Emile Deshayes sur la page de faux-titre. Bel exemplaire

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        The Philippine Islands 1493-1803. Vol. I-LI

      Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur H. Clark Co., 1903-1907. 51 vols, plates, folding map. . HB. 51 (of 55) vols. Orig. cloth, teg, remaining edges uncut. Occasional foxing. Ex-lib: small withdrawn stamps to endpapers/title-pages only. A vg set. Orignal edition, limited to 1000 numbered copies. The complete set is 55 volumes (1-52 (History); 53 (Bibliography); 54 (2 parts) (Index)).

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        MERCURE DE FRANCE Série moderne.

      Vol. 47-354 (last published). Paris, 1903-1965. Bound till vol. 223 (except vols. 99 & 168), rest in original issues. An unsusually long ,well-preserved set of the most important French literary journal.

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        Maximes.

      1903 - 8vo., 2 volumes in half gilt ruled brown morocco, spine panelled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. A very good set. A handsomely printed edition of Varavenargues's maxims in parallel french and english text. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues was a minor French writer and moralist. He died at age 31, in broken health, having published the year priorâ€"anonymouslyâ€"a collection of essays and aphorisms with the encouragement of Voltaire, his friend. He first received public notice under his own name in 1797, and from 1857 on, his aphorisms became popular. In the history of French literature, his significance lies chiefly in his friendship with Voltaire (20 years his senior). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("A. Escoffier"). Carlton Hotel, London, 2. VI. 1903.

      1903. 8vo. 3½ pp. on bifolium. To one Charles, referring to a reference he has supplied for a former assistant at the Savoy: "[...] il était jeune encore je suppose que depuis lors il a du se fortifier, il était déjà assez debrouillard, tout dernièrement il m'a demandé un certificat de son séjour au Savoy, je lui ai fait remettre le certificat comme chef mais en réalité il n'était pas chef garde manger mais ceci n'est pas une raison pour ne pas remplir aujourd'hui une place de chef [...]".

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        M. Manilii Astronomicon. Liber Primus [-Quintus]. Recensuit et enarravit A.E. Housman.

      Apud Grant Richards, Londinii [London] 1903 - FIRST EDITION, 5 vols., 8vo, pp. lxxv, [i], 103 [1]; xxxi, [i], 123, [1]; xxviii, [ii], 72; xvii, [i], 130; xlvi, [ii], 199, [1]. Original printed boards backed in cloth, printed paper labels to spines. The cloth spine of vol. 1 largely defective and the stitching practically loose, vol. 2 and vol. 5 spines also worn, boards and labels rubbed. The Nisbet family copy, with the pencil ownership inscriptions in the first three volumes of R.G. Nisbet and notes of reading dates (all within 1966) in the hand of his son, R.G.M. Nisbet in the first four; the last volume without inscriptions but with a Blackwell's bookseller's label and occasional pencil marks in the text. The first edition of A.E. Housman's magisterial edition of Manilius, printed in small numbers over 27 at Housman's own expense; the first volume only sold out its run of four hundred copies by the time the last appeared because, Housman recalled, 'it found purchasers among the unlearned, who had heard that it contained a scurrilous preface and hoped to extract from it a low enjoyment' An abridgement in one volume followed in 1932 and a second edition in 1937. This copy has signs of ownership from two notable Latinists: Robert George Nisbet (1872-1955) was lecturer in the Humanities at Glasgow; his son Robin George Murdoch Nisbet (1925-2013) also studied at Glasgow before taking a second BA at Balliol College as a Snell Exhibitioner, going on to become Corpus Professor of Latin at Oxford. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Poison des pierreries. Compositions de Georges Rochegrosse gravées à l'eau-forte en couleurs par E. Decisy. Lettre-préface de l'auteur.

      Paris: Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud, F. Ferroud succ., 1903. Edition tirée à 312 exemplaires, celui-ci l'un des 240 sur vélin d'Arches (n° 91), initialé par l'éditeur, in-4; [iv: faux-titre, justification, page de titre], iii, [i], 82p.; 18 compositions en couleurs de Rochegrosse dont 6 hors-texte, 4 encadrements floraux en couleurs hors-texte (ces encadrements ne sont pas présents ailleurs).Très belle reliure signée Affolter en maroquin caramel, plats encadrés de multiples filets dorés bordant une frise de flots grecs, palmettes aux coins, dos à nerfs orné, large bordure de filets grecs sur les contreplats. Doubles gardes dont une de moire caramel, couvertures illustrées d'une eau forte conservées. Tranches dorées sur témoins. Superbe exemplaire de cet ouvrage, remarquable symbiose entre le texte de Mauclair, l'illustration de Rochegrosse et la reliure d'Affolter. Carteret IV, 268. Monod 7862.

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        Important Collection of Letters and Telegrams to the Composer

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. A fascinating collection of 14 autograph letters and cards and 2 telegrams addressed to the important French composer, dated between 1903 and 1917, from musicians and other artistic figures of the era. The letters, from correspondents including conductors, critics, dancers, composers, and visual artists, mention the very positive reception of Debussy's works during the last years of his life, including his 1903 nomination as a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, the Chicago premiere of his opera Pelléas et Melisande, and Toscanini's 1911 performance of La Mer; other works discussed include his ballet Jeux, the cantata L'enfant prodigue, and his work for piano, L'isle joyeuse. Letters range from 4 x 2.5 inches to 5.25 x 8.25 inches and are overall in very good to fine condition, with some light toning and age wear. All letters in French.Contents:Three letters congratulate Debussy on his nomination to the Légion d'honneur in 1903: one autograph note on the visiting card of conductor Edouard Colonne (Paris, [February 1903], 1 p.); one ALS  from the soprano Lucienne Bréval (n.p., [February 4, 1903], 4 pp.) which also mentions her desire to sing one of Debussy's mélodies with orchestra; and one ALS from the architect Charles Plumet (Paris, n.d., 1 p.).Two telegrams dated June 11, 1910 send congratulations to Debussy on the successful performance of his Pelléas et Mélisande in Chicago from the conductor, Cleofonte Campanini, and the director general of the Chicago Grand Opera Company, Andreas Dippel: "Four thousand people were impressed and touched. Our congratulations."Two letters send congratulations to Debussy on the performance of his La Mer under Toscanini in Turin in 1911. On a photograph postcard (Turin, September 30, 1911), the composer Leone Sinigaglia writes that "It would have been a joy for you, a lasting memory. Toscanini put his whole soul into it, all his intelligence, and all his will. His execution of your admirable masterpiece was prodigious. The public, wary at the beginning (as you may imagine! you know this well), was won over -- at the end it was a great success, which was repeated yesterday evening..." The critic Giuseppe Depanis (Turin, October 12, 1911, 2 pp.) writes that "not only was the second presentation (Toscanini) of La Mer received with the same good favor as the first, but Vincent D'Indy also performed Nuages andFêtes in his concert on the 10th of the month with great success."An autograph letter from Nadejda Rimsky-Korsakov (St Petersburg, August 20, 1911, 1 p., with envelope) thanks Debussy for his telegram, and mentions in reference to the Ballets Russes' adaptation of her husband's famous work Scheherazade that "the appearance before the artistic Parisian public of my husband's works, changed and transformed into ballet, caused me great pain last summer and this time."  An autograph letter from the caricaturist Beppe Fabiano (Paris, May 29, 1912, 2 pp.) confesses to Debussy that "I have just exhibited your portrait at the Salon des Humanistes -- in a series of celebrated composers -- without asking your permission beforehand. Fearing I may have overstepped, I would be delighted if you would forgive me."<br style="">A short autograph letter from the sculptor Denys Puech (Paris, June 4, 1912, 1 p.) mentions L'après-midi d'un faune. A short autograph letter from the sculptor [Albert] Bartholomé (Budapest, May 25, 1913, 1 p.) informs Debussy that his cantata L'enfant prodigue "was admirably executed by truly passionate performers. I was able to obtain the poster from the theater and will be pleased to send it to you." The Russian ballerina and soloist with the Ballets Russes, Ludmilla Chollar writes to Debussy about her role in Jeux, in which she starred with Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina (London, June 26, [1913], 2 pp.). She thanks the composer for the "the most beautiful memories which I could bring from Paris: the very kind words with which you dedicated Jeux, your photography, and some measures of my role [...] If I take from the creation of Jeux one exquisite and ineffable memory, it is to you that I owe it, to your work, and to the happy chance that I met you, away from the mirage of celebrities, an artist as great as you, whose work is dear to me above all others."<br style="">An autograph letter from the composer Ildebrando Pizzetti (Florence, September 17, 1913, 1 p., with envelope) asks Debussy to comment on his new composition: "You would do me a great honor, Maître, if you would send me a few words on the subject, but of course with no obligation on your part to give me compliments if my musical work does not interest you!"An interesting wartime letter from the Italian conductor Bernardino Molinari (Rome, September 18, 1915, 4 pp.) calls on Debussy's patriotic feelings to ask him to collaborate with his orchestra: "I still remember what you said to me yourself here in Rome, about "L'isle joyeuse," when you gave me hope that you might make a transcription for orchestra. If you have the desire and the time, I would be very flattered to have the score, to perform it during the next concert season at the Augusteo. You understand that in this season we very much wish to form a program in which our allies in France figure prominently. In a political moment like this one, where the souls of all the Allied nations are unified, and united into one ideal, all of us at the Academie ask you for your valid support in the coming season." He goes on to apologize that because of the war, he will be unable to offer the same fee as the previous time, and reports that performances of Debussy's works around Italy have been very successful: "This shows, with evidence, that your musical language speaks to great and small, touching the heartstrings of all." An autograph letter from the composer and musicologist Jean D'Udine (Paris, April 27, 1917, 3 pp.) invites Debussy to one of Udine's salons, despite Debussy's known disdain for his school of dance: "I know you have no sympathy for rhythmic gymnastics, which seem to you, you have written, 'a very disagreeable domestication of rhythm.' I believe that you are wrong, and that they are rather an emancipation of rhythm, when taught well. Without any hostility on your part towards the method which I teach with conviction, I would like to ask you to honor with your presence one of the evenings which I am hosting at present. You would there see danced, with extreme love and respect by one of my students, a remarkable artist, your beautiful dances for chromatic harp [...] I did not want to give these evenings (April 28, and May 3 and 5) without informing you, pour memoire, and without letting you know that it is sometimes where one feels the least loved that one is actually the most seriously and profoundly loved..."The violinist and composer Francesco Guarnieri writes (N.p., October 17, 1917, 2 pp., on black-bordered stationery) to ask Debussy for a signed copy of his violin sonata, which he will perform in Italy, and also recalls a much earlier performance of Debussy's famous quartet, at which Debussy gave him a copy of the score.

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        Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History).

      London, Printed by Order of the Trustees, 1903-1940. Reprint edition, Wheldon & Wesley & J. Cramer, 1964. 8 volumes of which 3 supplements, about 4000 pages. 4to (20 x 28 cm.). Original dark blue buckram (spine very slightly spickled). A very good and complete set of this monumental reference source, being an author/title catalogue of one of the world's finest collections of natural history books. There are over 100,000 entries, including many with analytical and descriptive notes and information regarding the illustrations. An indispensable reference work, for long time out of print now.

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        The Persian Problem. An examination of the rival positions of Russia and Great Britain in Persia with some account of the Persian Gulf and Bagdad Railway. London, Isbister and Co., 1903.

      1903. 8vo. XVI, 424 pp. Folding map frontispiece and 2 full-page maps to the text, 2 as plates, 23 plates. Original sand buckram, title gilt to spine and upper board, top edge gilt, others uncut. First and only edition. Important regional study of the Arabian Gulf, published in response to the grant of the Baghdad Railway concession by the Ottoman Government to a German-backed consortium. Assesses the economic, military and political implications of rival claims in the various states of the area. Whigham was a well-connected Scottish author who emigrated to America and worked as drama critic on the Chicago Tribune, and as a war correspondent at the Spanish-American and Russo-Japanese Wars. A close friend and correspondent of British Persian Gulf opinion-makers Lord Curzon and Sir Percy Cox, Whigham wrote the book, based on his extensive travels in the region, at the request of Lord Curzon, who had "advised [him] to go to the Gulf [and] instructed his subordinate officials in that part of the world to give me all the assistance in their power." Whigham is probably best remembered as a prominent amateur golfer, winner of the second and third US Amateur Championships, and author of "How to play Golf", the first golf instruction manual illustrated from action photographs. - Ink ownership stamp of Charles C. Sterrett, an American Presbyterian missionary to the Christian population in the region, to the front pastedown. Binding a little rubbed and spotted, endpapers foxed. Small inked library stamp and cancellation to the title page, otherwise very good. Diba Collection 1978, 227. Wilson 243. OCLC 2987283.

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        Les Douze labeurs héroïques. Douze compositions dessinées et gravées par Gaston Bussière.

      P, Ferroud 1903, Pt. in-4 (25,3 x 16,8 cm) de feuillet de faux-titre, page de titre, 7 (1) pp. de préface de Mme. Alphonse Daudet, suivies de 61 feuillets non foliotés avec pour chaque "labeur" un feuillet de titre, 3 états des eaux-fortes et un poème sur feuillet imprimé en rouge et noir, le dernier feuillet étant l'achevé d'imprimer par Charles Hérissey d'Évreux. Tirage unique à 150 exemplaires, tous sur Japon ou sur vélin d'Arches, un des 50 premiers exemplaires soit sur Japon ou vélin d'Arches (ici N°40, sur beau papier Japon), avec trois états des eaux-fortes dont l'eau-forte pure.Reliure signée de Victor GRANGHAUD (exerça rue du Cherche-Midi au début de XXe, puis rue Jean-de-Beauvais - Dict. des relieurs p. 84) Demi-maroquin rouge brun à cinq nerfs et à coins, tête dorée, plats de couverture conservés, non rogné. Caissons d'entre-nerfs ornés de petis fers dorés dans un double encadrement de filets à froid. Exemplaire en très bel état de conservation. Ex-libris sur contreplat "Cortland Field Bishop" célèbre aviateur américain 1870-1935 voyageur et collectionneur new yorkais de livres; il a, entre autres, parrainé le vol des frères Wright dans leurs premières expériences. Etiquette collée sur contreplat de la page de garde : Brooklyn Public Library. Bought from the income of the Ramsay fund. Les 12 travaux d'Hercule sont traduits avec une grande finesse dans la précision des petits détails et surtout dans une composition des plus contrastée, qui utilise toutes les gammes du noir profond au gris clair et laisse des touches en blanc afin de mettre en lumière le jeu des reliefs. Une très belle réussite.............................................. Autre livres illustrées par Bussière sur ce lien http://darreau.com.pagespro-orange.fr/bussiere/bussiere_liste.html ................... Franco de port pour la France métropolitaine, en recommandé, avec assurance.................. NOUVEAU : CATALOGUE de 250 ILLUSTRÉS MODERNES visibles sur notre site http://www.sisyphe.com

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        VENICE AND ITS STORY

      London: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd, 1903. First Edition, the Limited Issue, one of 250 numbered copies only. Profusely illustrated with 52 colour plates, 11 reproductions of paintings, 20 tinted illustrations, 31 illustrations in text by Nelly Erichsen, W. K. Hinchliff and O. F. M. Ward and with two maps, one of which is large and multi-folding. 4to, publisher's original white buckram, the upper cover lettered in gilt and elaborately decorated in gilt all-over designs incorporating the Lion of St.Mark and the city of Venice. Spine extensively decorated and lettered in gilt, t.e.g. xv, 332. A fine copy. The white buckram is clean but for a bit of dustiness to the upper cover, and the gilt is very bright, internal pages crisp and unblemished and the many illustrations in excellent condition, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. A TRULY EXQUISITE BOOK IN THE LOVELY WHITE CLOTH AND GILT BINDING, PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH COLOUR PAINTINGS AND TINTED DRAWINGS. RARELY SEEN IN THIS CONDITION. A comprehensive history of Venice from its earliest settlers, through its complex political, social, and religious development. The author includes a history of economics and commerce, fine arts, and the social classes. He draws from the old histories of antiquity as well as modern sources. He references Ruskin, Berenson, Bode, Burckhardt, and Saccardo. The last half of the book is strictly a guide book, tracing nooks and crannies of the city from a complete chapter on the Basilica of St. Mark, to the Ducal Palace, the Accademia, and Grand Canal. Colour paintings are interspersed throughout, including some wonderful portraits of local people (bead-threaders in bright dress, Venetian women, Gondoliers), local interest scenes (a wine-shop, a gondola under the Ponte di Rialto, a modern sunset on the Canal, and a curiosity shop on the water-front), and some marvelous views of cathedral interiors and architecture along the water. “The History of Venice is the history of a State unparalleled in Europe for permanence and stability. For centuries Venice occupied that position of maritime supremacy now held by Great Britain, and time was when an English king was fain to crave the loan of a few warships to vindicate his rights in France. The autonomy of the Venetian Republic so imposed on men’s minds that it was regarded as in the very nature of things, and even so acute an observer as Voltaire wrote in the Dictionnaire Philosophique, less than three decades before her fall: “Venice has preserved her independence during eleven centuries, and I flatter myself will preserve it for ever.” “The word Venetia,” says Francesco Sansovino, ‘is interpreted by some to mean VENI ETIAM, which is to say, ‘Come again and again’; for how many times soever thou shalt come, new things and new beauties thou shalt see.”

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        Maximes.

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys 1903 - 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A superb full calf binding for Hatchards by Morrell. With raised bands and fine simple gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Slightly rubbed. With the bookplates of C. W. Clementine and a rather large ink inscription on the upper paste down endpapers reading "To 'B' from Morgs (?) end of summer holidays 1916. Savails School of Strategy Salonika" The text is in both French and English. Very finely printed on handmade paper by Humphreys (see our other examples). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of Egypt.

      London William Clowes and Sons for The Grolier Society 1903 - 12 Volumes, 16th issue of a limited edition of two hundred copies for England and America, 4to., half green morocco and marbled boards, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, spine faded to olive with gilt onlays of a crescent and floral tooling, raised bands, gilt lettering to the second and third panels; a fine set. Gaston Maspero was a distinguished 19th century Egyptologist who published several works on Egyptian culture and the history of the region. His contribution to Egyptian research is still highly praised in the region to this day and the Maspero tower in Cairo was named after him. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Important Collection of Letters and Telegrams to the Composer

      - A fascinating collection of 14 autograph letters and cards and 2 telegrams addressed to the important French composer, dated between 1903 and 1917, from musicians and other artistic figures of the era. The letters, from correspondents including conductors, critics, dancers, composers, and visual artists, mention the very positive reception of Debussy's works during the last years of his life, including his 1903 nomination as a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, the Chicago premiere of his opera Pelléas et Melisande, and Toscanini's 1911 performance of La Mer; other works discussed include his ballet Jeux, the cantata L'enfant prodigue, and his work for piano, L'isle joyeuse. Letters range from 4 x 2.5 inches to 5.25 x 8.25 inches and are overall in very good to fine condition, with some light toning and age wear. All letters in French.Contents:Three letters congratulate Debussy on his nomination to the Légion d'honneur in 1903: one autograph note on the visiting card of conductor Edouard Colonne (Paris, [February 1903], 1 p.); one ALS  from the soprano Lucienne Bréval (n.p., [February 4, 1903], 4 pp.) which also mentions her desire to sing one of Debussy's mélodies with orchestra; and one ALS from the architect Charles Plumet (Paris, n.d., 1 p.).Two telegrams dated June 11, 1910 send congratulations to Debussy on the successful performance of his Pelléas et Mélisande in Chicago from the conductor, Cleofonte Campanini, and the director general of the Chicago Grand Opera Company, Andreas Dippel: "Four thousand people were impressed and touched. Our congratulations."Two letters send congratulations to Debussy on the performance of his La Mer under Toscanini in Turin in 1911. On a photograph postcard (Turin, September 30, 1911), the composer Leone Sinigaglia writes that "It would have been a joy for you, a lasting memory. Toscanini put his whole soul into it, all his intelligence, and all his will. His execution of your admirable masterpiece was prodigious. The public, wary at the beginning (as you may imagine! you know this well), was won over -- at the end it was a great success, which was repeated yesterday evening." The critic Giuseppe Depanis (Turin, October 12, 1911, 2 pp.) writes that "not only was the second presentation (Toscanini) of La Mer received with the same good favor as the first, but Vincent D'Indy also performed Nuages andFêtes in his concert on the 10th of the month with great success."An autograph letter from Nadejda Rimsky-Korsakov (St Petersburg, August 20, 1911, 1 p., with envelope) thanks Debussy for his telegram, and mentions in reference to the Ballets Russes' adaptation of her husband's famous work Scheherazade that "the appearance before the artistic Parisian public of my husband's works, changed and transformed into ballet, caused me great pain last summer and this time."  An autograph letter from the caricaturist Beppe Fabiano (Paris, May 29, 1912, 2 pp.) confesses to Debussy that "I have just exhibited your portrait at the Salon des Humanistes -- in a series of celebrated composers -- without asking your permission beforehand. Fearing I may have overstepped, I would be delighted if you would forgive me."A short autograph letter from the sculptor Denys Puech (Paris, June 4, 1912, 1 p.) mentions L'après-midi d'un faune. A short autograph letter from the sculptor [Albert] Bartholomé (Budapest, May 25, 1913, 1 p.) informs Debussy that his cantata L'enfant prodigue "was admirably executed by truly passionate performers. I was able to obtain the poster from the theater and will be pleased to send it to you." The Russian ballerina and soloist with the Ballets Russes, Ludmilla Chollar writes to Debussy about her role in Jeux, in which she starred with Nijinsky and Tamara Karsavina (London, June 26, [1913], 2 pp.). She thanks the composer for the "the most beautiful memories which I could bring from Paris: the very kind words with which you dedicated Jeux, your photography, and some measures of my role [.] I

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        [DENIS (Maurice)]. L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ. Traduction anonyme du XVII° siècle honorée d'un Bref de Notre Saint-Père le pape Pie IX. Bois dessinés par Maurice Denis.

      Paris, Ambroise Vollard, 1903. in-4, XIIIpp.-456pp.-1f.- VIIpp. pour le prospectus. Relié demi-maroquin tabac, coins, dos à 5 nerfs, tête or, ébarbé, couverture et dos conservés. (Bernasconi). Premier tirage des 216 gravures sur bois dessinés par Maurice Denis, gravés sous sa direction avec la collaboration de Tony Beltrand. Ambroise Vollard, le célèbre galeriste et éditeur, a confié l'impression de ce beau livre aux soins de l'Imprimerie Nationale. Tiré à 400 exemplaires. (Carteret IV, p. 214). - Exemplaire du tirage d'édition, sur vélin à la forme des papeteries du Marais (fabriqué spécialement pour cette édition, avec le filigrane "L'Imitation de J.-C.". Il est très frais, sobrement mais élégamment relié.

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        MAN AND SUPERMAN A Comedy and a Philosophy

      London: Archibald Constable, 1903. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 8vo, Olive, ribbed cloth, gilt spine titles, gte. Front hinge a wee shaken. Still very good.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Edlach [bei Reichenau], 25. V. 1903.

      1903. 2 SS. 4to. "Geehrter Herr Doctor! Ihr Schreiben v. 21. dM wurde mir hierher nachgesendet, wo mir kein anderes Papier zur Verfügung steht, als diese Blätter. Wenn Sie erklären, daß Ihnen der animus injuriandi fehlte, den ich nach der Faßung Ihres Angriffes annehmen mußte, so stehe ich nicht an zu sagen, daß dann auch bei mir der Anlaß fehlt, mich über Ihre Person hinwegzusetzen. Meine Erwiderung wollen Sie dann als an Sie persönlich gerichtet ansehen. - Über die fraglichen Puncte werden wir uns wohl nicht einigen können. Die vielen Widersprüche in Wagner's Aufstellungen laßen sich nicht aufheben. Es wird dann darauf ankommen, welche Meinung oder Richtung in einer Frage bei ihm überwiegt. Und da ist es zweifellos, daß W. der Wißenschaft gegenüber sich ablehnend verhielt, auch gegenüber der Naturwißenschaft, wenngleich er der Letzteren ab und zu gerecht zu werden suchte. Als Literat werden Sie wohl einsehen, daß eine Erklärung in dem Sinne, daß W. die Wißenschaft 'verlacht' habe (wie sie in dem Briefe an das Wagnerdenkmal-Comité lautet) empörend ist. Solche Eruptionen soll man wohl nicht der

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        Les semeurs de glace.

      Paris, Combet, Ancienne Librairie Furne, 'Collection des voyages excentriques', s. d. (1903), in-4to, 438 p., illustré de 95 gravures dans le texte, de 12 grandes compositions hors texte gravées sur bois et de 8 compositions tirées en couleurs, d'après les dessins de Louis Bombled, belle reliure d'éditeur polychrome en percaline rouge, plat sup. (légèrement passé) signé 'J. Fau.' entièrement illustré et orné en or (paysage tropical glacé), dos avec titre en or et ill. d'un personnage légèrement usé (coiffes et charnières restaurées), dos un peu terni, tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire. 10ème vol. de la 'Collection des voyages excentriques'. Entre 1894 et 1914, Paul d'Ivoi publia les 21 volumes qui forment la série des Voyages excentriques, qui exploitent le filon des Voyages extraordinaires de Jules Verne. En 1894, le premier volume de la série, 'Les Cinq sous de Lavarède', écrit en collaboration avec Léon Chabrillat, lui valut la célébrité. picture available

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        "Gespenster" und "Um die Mutter". 2 eigenh. Manuskripte. Mit eh. Widmung und U. sowie einer kleinen Handzeichnung. O. O. u. D.

      1903. 2 SS. Qu.-kl.-4to. Aus "Gesammelte Dichtungen" (Berlin, Bondi, 1903): "[...] Wer wollte das gräßliche Loos euch deuten? | Kein Zauber so stark euch zu bannen zu lösen | Kein Zauber so fest vor den giftigen Schwaden | Das Blühen zu schirmen - und gab es einen | Wer möchte den wagen - wer wüßte den [...] | In der tiefsten nacht am lichtesten tag | Furchtlos und furchtbar zu sagen?" ("Gespenster"). - Die Verso-Seite mit dem Gedicht "Um die Mutter" ("Du harrest auf dem Stein in der Mittagsglut | Du Mutter harrest und singst das traurige lied | [...] | Thränenlos starrest du - wie lange schon | Wie lange noch - die Zeichen wandeln im Ring [...]") und acht Zeilen aus "Einzug": "[...] Ein wehes Wehr staut sie zu[rück] | Sie bäumen sich vergebens an die Wände | Kein einziger der ein Entrinnen fände | Und draußen pocht und lockt das Glück [...]". - Die Adressatin der Widmung ist Sonja Hentschel. - Etwas angestaubt und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        Holy Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha

      Grolier Society, London 1903 - Royal 8vo. 14 volumes. Approx. 300 pp each. Frontispiece plates. Full leather bindings, impressed cover motif, spines faded, else very good set. (89968). Limited edition of 1000 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Railway pass with portrait photograph of the artist as a twelve-year-old, signed on the reverse ("Egon Leo Schiele"). Vienna, 26. IV. 1903.

      1903. Head-and-shoulders portrait (65:97 mm, somwhat rubbed), die stamp of the "k. k. Staatseisenbahndirection Wien"; mounted on cardboard with embossed signet of the studio by L. Grillich, Vienna; in original cardboard folder. Until his retirement in 1902, Schiele's father worked as stationmaster in Tulln on the Danube. - The 12-year-old Schiele's signature in pencil and stronger faded.

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        The Log Of A Cowboy Riverside Bookshelf

      1903. ADAMS, Andy. The Log of a Cowboy:A Narrative of the Old Trail Days. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903. 1st ed. 387pp. Frontis., plates. Orig. pictorial cloth. Former owner's stamp on front endpaper, else near fine. HOWES A-45. Gaston, The Early Novel of the Southwest, 26. The author's first book. Presentation inscription on front free endpaper, "To Emerson Hough, yours truly, Andy Adams." Adams is a well-regarded author of Western novels. Emerson Hough, Adams contemporary, was a prolific author of such works as Singing Mouse Stories and Story of the Cowboy. "Andy Adams wrote six other books, all fiction, and this book is considered fiction by most people, but Adams told Philip A. Rollins that 'its only fictional elements are the names of the characters and the ascribing to a single drive occurrences which actually were divided among several.' It has become a classic as a picture of trail driving, and no bibliography on cattle would be complete without it." Adams, Rampaging Herd, 8.

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        Diaries 1903-1919 and 1928-1930.

      Two cloth bound notebooks; small folio. Original manuscript diaries. First volume, June 1903 to October 5th 1919, 197 pages, c50 photographs and a few pieces of ephemera. Second volume, 30th December 1928 to April 1930, 357 pages and several photographs. Diary one begins with the story of his apprenticeship abroad the four masted ship the Galina, transporting from coal from Barry Dock. He joined with two other young men from the Isle of Wight and within two weeks he relates how one of them was killed falling from the rigging and his body never being found. His first voyage was to Callao, Peru and then onto Newcastle, New South Wales. Full of details such how a new cook taken on in Newcastle "doped the crew with Epsom salts and then disappeared during the night." In November 1906 Galina is shipwrecked on the Columbia River, Oregon by this time Beadle had served 3 1/2 of his 4 year apprenticeship but rather than joining a new ship he and a ship mate hiked away through the bush, watching as their new boat sailed out of the sound. "We had six jolly hard long hungry wet cold weeks, shifting our place of concealment every once in awhile..." A reward was offered for information on their whereabouts. Helped by a local family, they began working on their dairy farm. In October 1909 he went back to sea joining a Glasgow tramp in Portland. There then follows a detailed day by day account of life abroad the "Earl of Douglas. "Thursday 16th December 1909. Fine day. arrived at St Vincent 8am this morning. Billy M & I swapped most of our clothes for 150 oranges 51/2 dozen eggs, two big bunches of bananas & four little flax seed purses & 15/- English money. Took 800 tons of coal, sailed at 4.50pm. St Vincent looks a terrible barren place. we are bound for Belfast." Wed 29th arrived Belfast and saw Olympic & Titanic under construction. In early 1910 he returned to Portland and farm work and fell in love with owners daughter, but left in October - "I had sense enough to see that things were altogether out of proportion, Marjorie being 15 & I 22." In 1911 he bought a small piece of land and had a shack built on it taking any job he could on land and at sea. A detailed description of small town America - "June 1913 About this time all the people who lived in that district clubbed together & built a dance Hall $2000. Marshall & I each gave $20 & lent them a hand with building it." He also started cranberry farming. In September 1914 he arranged for passage home on the Olympic. September 12th " I took Marjorie home when the dance was over as usual, which generally took a considerable time for various reasons, this night for some reason it took longer than usual." He left America without saying good bye to Marjorie. On his return home he wrote to the War Office suggesting that he would be very useful in the Flying Corps unsurprisingly they suggested the navy - he ended up in the army. His brothers gained commissions but Jack didn't think he was officer material. He joined the Gloucestershire Regiment on 16th June 1915 was sent as part of 7th Battalion to Gallipoli. On his arrival at Gallipoli he starts to keep a daily record making notes in his check book and writing them up later. Very detailed description of the conditions, the work routines, dysentery, rations, importance of mail and parcels, the need to gather fire wood (to leave the trenches to do so was a punishable offence), lice, digging and more digging. He volunteered as a sniper but in a note added later he states he removed this entry from his check book as he thought if the Turks captured him knowing he was a sniper - they would "finish him off". Details his experiences as a sniper and the death of his sniper sergeant. "October 19th 1915. Damn Cold. We used to get out of the trenches & search a bit of ground that had been cultivated & managed to find enough of these peas cooking pods & all to fill a mess tin. This was a considerable risk attached to the job as they were a good many stray bullets & occasional shell. But a man will do anything if he is thirsty and hungry enough". 28th October "2nd Lieut Haslock shrapnel in his head. Old Harris rifle bullet through shoulder. Managed to buy some H&P biscuits." "On 26th November we had a terrible rain fall after dark, filled trenches up to the tops. Our Battalion which was 500 strong, two days later was 65. We snipers drew no rations for 5 days. But got food out of swamped dugouts & trenches. People who have not seen can not imagine. After rain of two hours heavy frost followed, men died & were drowned in the trenches." Jack left Cape Hellas on the 9th January 1916 as part of the Glosters rear guard. By 9th February 1916 he was guarding a length of the Suez Canal and by 16th he was on a ship bound for the Persian Gulf. Jack and the 7th Battalion took part in the costly and doomed effort to relieve the city of Kut, where Major-General Townshend's Division was encircled by a Turkish besieging army. In one attack his commanding officer Major Younghusband was cut off and Jack was the only person to get to him in daylight carrying messages and a bag of biscuits, however Younghusband was dead when he got to him. "I don't think I was a bit sorry although he was a very reckless & brave man." He was in Iraq until the end of the war apart from a brief home leave. 11th November 1918, "Same old job, same weather." Only on the 12th did he get news that Germany had "chucked it in". Rumour spread among his battalion that they were going to sent to Russia to fight the Bolshevicks. Fascinating account of the demobilisation process. The second volume is an account of his life as a bargee - skipper & owner of the Lord Kitchener, sailing out of Southampton.He details some of the time elapsed since the end of the first diary including the suicide of his father and his ambition to be a writer. A superb diary of a young merchant seaman, of small town and rural America at the turn of the century and of soldier in the doomed Gallipoli Campaign.

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        DER HEISSE SOLDAT UND ANDERE GESCHICHTEN

      Albert Langen, Verlag für Litteratur und Kunst, München 1903 - Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-147 [148-152: ads], Color frontispiece and illustrated title leaf, Art Nouveau head and tail pieces, original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, publisher's imprint blind stamped on rear panel, top edge stained red, decorated endpapers. First edition. Meyrink's first fantasy book (and first book as well). The stories Meyrink published in the Munich satirical periodical SIMPLICISSIMUS, were collected in three small volumes, DER HISSE SOLDAT (1903), ORCHIDEEN (1904), and DAS WACHSFIGURENKABINETT (1907), all combined with some other stories in DES DEUTSCHEN SPIESSERS WUNDERHORN (1913). See Pringle (ed), St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, p. 674. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 642. Bloch 2137. A very good copy. (#152269) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité de Fauconnerie et d'Autourserie suivi d'une étude sur la pêche au cormoran. Evreux, Imprimerie de Charles Hérissey, 1903.

      1903. Large 8vo. (12), 269, (3) pp. With 35 plates and numerous illustrations in text. Modern red half sheepskin, with the original publisher's printed wrappers bound in. Rare first and only edition of a work on falconry, followed by a short treatise on cormorant fishing by Alfred Belvallette, "well known in France as a skilful falconer, and he writes with a thorough knowledge of his subject ... "French falconers apply the term fauconnerie only to flights with the long-winged hawks (Peregrine, Merlin, Hobby, and Jerfalcon), flights with the short-winged Goshawk (autor) and Sparrow-hawk (épervier) coming under the expressive and very convenient term autourserie" (Bibl. accipitraria). The work partly contains original illustrations, including many photographs of falconers in action, but also copies of Schlegel and others. - Belvallette is best known for his earlier work "Traité d'autourserie" (1887), the present work includes this topic as well, but is not included in Bibl. accipitraria and Schwerdt. - With only a couple of spots, otherwise in very good condition. Thiebaud 66. Cf. Bibl. accipitraria 219; Schwerdt I, 59. WorldCat (9 copies).

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        LIBRARY EDITION IN RARE FULL MOROCCO

      The Complete Works of John Ruskin in 39 volumes. The Library Edition. Edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn George Allen and Unwin, 1903 - 1912. The Library Edition of the complete works of John Ruskin completed in 39 volumes over a period of nine years. Comprising the totality of his known works with many letters and previously unpublished material up to that date and forms a tremendous record of the achievement of one of Britain's foremost art critics who was also an accomplished artist in his own right as well as being an important patron, philanthropist and social thinker. Arguably his most important achievements in his lifetime were the championing of the pre-Raphaelites and his important defence of J.M.W. Turner which brought him to prominence early in his life.The edition was the outcome of twelve years work by Edward Tyas Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, although Cook completed the bulk of the editing. The aim of The Library Edition was to provide the complete works of Ruskin both literary and artistic, in uniform volumes. The edition was undertaken by Messrs. George Allen, Ruskin's publishers. Illustrated by 820 wood blocks and 990 full-page plates with 120 facsimiles of MSS., the edition includes 269 plates of Ruskin's own drawings of which 200 had never before been published. Portraits of Ruskin are used as frontispieces to some of the volumes. The press work was carried out by Messrs. Ballantyne of Edinburgh, and the weight of type amounted to nine tons, whilst the printing ink weighed 1800lbs. Printed on hand-made, linen rag paper (about 87tons) with a double watermark of Ruskin's monogram and seal. The edition consisted of 2062 sets, of which 2000 were available for sale to subscribers for the full set. The first volume was published on 27 March 1903. George Allen did not live to see the completion of the edition dying on 5 September 1907, his children taking over the firm. A Fine set in publisher's deluxe full stamped morocco binding, unused and completely unopened. This binding is unrecorded in James Dearden's Monograph on the Library Edition and as far as I can trace has only appeared twice at auction in the last 50 years; once in the early 1970's and again in 2003.

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        Tailor of Gloucester, The

      1903. first edition. First Published Edition POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903.First published edition, first issue (printed October 1903), with a single-page endpaper occurring four times. Twelvemo (5 7/16 x 4 1/16 inches; 138 x 104 mm.). 85, [1, printer?s imprint] pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-six color plates (included in pagination). Seventeen illustrations are entirely new for this edition; eleven of the illustrations are repeated from the December 1902 privately printed edition. Original dark green boards ruled and lettered in white on front cover and lettered in white on spine. Color pictorial label on front cover within a blind panel in the shape of a truncated pyramid outlined in blind. Color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plate I, a single-page endpaper occurring four times). Minimal fading to spine. Small split (1 7/8 inch) to lower inner hinge, but still a near fine copy.?The year 1903 appears on the front of the title-page of the first two printings. The first printing [October 1903] has a single-page end-paper occurring four times, and the second printing [December 1903], a double-page end-paper occurring twice." (Linder, p. 423).Linder, p. 423. Quinby 4. V & A 1576.

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        4 eigenh. Briefe mit U., 2 Postkarten mit eh. U., 3 AQS, 6 AMss (incl. 2 signed, 1 on 4 pcs). Gardone, Wien, Salzburg, o. O., ca. 1903-1920.

      1903. Zusammen ca. 25 SS. Folio und (Qu.-) 8vo. Die Briefe betreffen den Nachlass Johannes Brahms', mit dem Kalbeck befreundet war und über den er eine vierbändige Biographie (1898-1912) verfasste: "Wie Sie sicher durch Herrn Karpath, die Mittelsperson in dem von mir vorgeschlagenem Tauschgeschäft Brahms-Wagner, erfahren haben werden, will sich die Bevollmächtigte der Frau Cosima Wagner absolut nicht dazu verkehren, uns den Inhalt der beiden von Brahms an Wagner gerichteten Briefe dem Wortlaut nach oder überhaupt bekannt zu geben. Entweder also willigen Sie als Vertreter der Erben nach Brahms in den Austausch, oder der Inhalt jener beiden Brahms-Briefe bleibt uns verschlossen [...]" (Wien 13. Juni 1903). "Herzlich dankend für das mir aus dem Nachlasse des Meister Brahms zugesendete Andenken [...] bestätige ich Ihnen dessen Empfang [...]" (Wien, 5. Dezember 1903). Neben mehreren Postkarten umfasst das Konvolut eine ms. Rede an den Wiener Bürgermeister mit eigenh. Korrekturen bzw. Verbesserungsvorschlägen Kalbecks sowie mehrere Schriftstücke, unter anderem das Gedicht "Segen der Frühe".

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