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      McClure, Phillips & Co., New York 1903 - Light wear to extremities. Bookplate laid in, detached from front pastedown with markings ; The stars and man's place amongst them. Two maps ; 8vo; 326 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        K derevenskoi biednostie. Obiasnenie dlia krestianin, tchego khotiat sotsialdemoktrati. (Ai contadini poveri. Spiegazioni per i contadini di ciò che vogliono i socialdemocratici). Con incluso il progetto del programma del Partito Socialdemocratico Russo.

      Tipografia Lighi, Izdanie Zagran. Lighi Russk. Revoliytzie Socialdemokrati 1903 16mo (cm.16), 92 pp., 2 cc.nn. (bianche). Testo in caratteri cirillici. Bross. editoriale con due pieghe laterali alla copertina anteriore e piccole mancanze al dorso. Nel complesso esemplare in buono stato di conservazione. Spiegazione del programma del Partito Socialdemocratico scritta e pubblicata da Lenin a Ginevra durante il suo esilio, con lâ??intento di conquistare i contadini poveri alla causa rivoluzionaria. Dallâ??Indice: La lotta dei lavoratori della città; Che cosa vogliono i socialdemocratici?; Ricchezza e la povertà, proprietari e lavoratori delle campagne; Da che parte deve stare un contadino medio? Dalla parte dei proprietari e i ricchi oppure dalla parte dei lavoratori e i poveri?; Quali miglioramenti cercano di apportare i socialdemocratici per tutta la nazione e per i lavoratori?; Quali miglioramenti cercano di apportare i socialdemocratici per tutti i contadini?; La lotta di classe nei villaggi. Alla fine dello scritto di Lenin, lâ??opuscolo contiene il progetto del programma del Partito Socialdemocratico Russo. Edizione originale, rara.

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        Urkundenbuch des Herzogthums Steiermark. 3 Bände.

      Graz, Verlag des Historischen Vereines für Steiermark, 1875-1903. - Erstausgabe dieser bis heute grundlegenden Urkundensammlung. Ein großer Teil der Quellen wurde hier erstmals publiziert und ist auch in keiner anderen Sammlung zu finden. - Umfasst den Zeitraum 798 bis 1260; ein vierter Band für den Zeitraum 1260-1276 erschien erst 1975. Mit umfangreichem Register. - Beiliegend: Pirchegger, Hans u. Otto Dungern. Urkundenbuch des Herzogtumes Steiermark. Ergänzungsheft zu den Bänden I bis III. (= Veröffentlichungen der Historischen Landeskommission für Steiermark, Bd. 33). Graz, Selbstverlag der Historischen Landeskommission für Steiermark, 1949. Gr.-8°. 144 S., OKart. - Gutes Exemplar. - Schlossar 51. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 Gr.-8°. Zus. ca. 2300 S., Etw. spätere HLwd.-Bde. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Five Nations.

      Methuen and Co. 1903 - FIRST EDITION. One of only 30 large-paper copies on Japanese paper. Half title, uncut and unopened. Original white limp vellum; very small knock to tail of spine. t.e.g. A very nice, crisp copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed in full to Hans Volkmann

      - 2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dresden, February 3, 1903. In black ink on stationery with watermark "Extra Superfine." In German (with translation).Draeseke thanks the musicologist Hans Volkmann belatedly for sending him a copy of his new book on the composer Robert Volkmann (1815-1883):". I learned of your address [only] yesterday through my old friend, Geheimer Hofrat Stern. Perhaps it will be of interest to you that, while living in Lausanne, I have energetically championed [Robert Volkmann's Piano] trio in B-flat minor. [I wish] your book, devoted to the memory of such an excellent musician, the widest possible dissemination."Slightly creased at upper edge.Together with:Vintage postcard bust-length photograph, ca. 136 x 87 mm. With reproduction signature to lower margin. Edges slightly worn and silvered; verso lightly browned with some biographical annotations in pencil. "Early in his career Draeseke was among the most original of the composers associated with the New German school of Wagner and Liszt, but by the time of this essay [Die Konfusion in der Musik, 1906] he had become more conservative in style. He developed a distinct approach to harmony, and an idiosyncratic handling of voice leading." Alan H. Krueck in Grove online Robert Volkmann's Piano Trio in B-flat minor, op. 5 (1850), mentioned in the letter "was championed by Liszt, to whom it was dedicated, and admired by Bülow and Wagner." Thomas M. Brawley in Grove onlineHans Volkmann's monograph on his great uncle Robert is considered to be one of his most significant works. Adolf Stern (1835-1907) was a poet and literary historian.

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        Gallery of Peter the Great at the Imperial Public Library].

      Golike i Vilborg Skt. Peterburg 1903 - Octavo (29 x 21 cm), part 1, all published. XIV, [2], 46, [2], 47-50, [2], 51-63 pp., 28 photogravures. Contemporary half-calf over brown boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering to second compartment; slightly rubbed. Publisher's wrapper bound in. Important work on the iconography of Peter the Great compiled by the art historian and honourable academician Vladimir Stasov (1824 - 1906). Working at the Imperial public library Stasov initiated establishment of the Gallery of portraits of Peter the Great using the library's extensive collection. In 1862 an exhibition that presented the results of Stasov's initiative was opened comprising 442 portraits. Since then the library holdings continued to enrich with donations from private collections. Thus, the offered book describes already 561 portraits of Peter I. The first part of the book contains descriptions of the portraits from the collection of the Imperial public library arranged chronologically from Peter the Great's childhood until his late years. The second part includes descriptions of prints showing scenes from the tsar's life, his residences, monuments and other items related to him. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rechtsverhältnisse von eingeborenen Völkern in Afrika und Ozeanien : Beantwortungen des Fragebogens der Internationalen Vereinigung für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre zu Berlin / bearb. von S. R. Steinmetz.

      Berlin, Springer, 1903. - Gebunden in schwarzes, schmuckloses Halbleinen, dreiseitig marmorierter Schnitt, Groß-8°, V, 455 Seiten. Vorsatz und Titelblatt leicht fleckig, (s. Bild), sonst Gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Enthät neben Fragebogen 17 Fallbeschreibungen authochtonen Rechts, u.a. zu den Ovaherero u, Khoi-Khoin und Ondonga. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flora and Sylva. A monthly review for lovers of Garden, Woodland, Tree or Flower; New and Rare Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Fruits. 3 volumes complete.

      London; W Robinson -1905 1903 - Three volumes, 4to in 8s [315 x 245mm], contemporary half vellum over white cloth covered boards, lettered and numbered direct in gilt on spines, top edge gilt the other edges untrimmed. VOLUME 1: 18 tissue-guarded colour plates, 48 text illustrations, [vi], 324pp. VOLUME 2: 24 tissue-guarded colour plates, 113 text illustrations, [vi], 392pp. VOLUME 3: 24 tissue-guarded colour plates, 99 text illustrations, [vi], 360pp. Vellum and cloth just a little marked ; all tissue-guards browned, some creased, a few torn one missing; plates in volume 3 spotted, most very slightly. A very good set with all 66 delightful colour plates. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La vie artistique. 1ière - 8me série. 8 volumes. Original etichings by Renoir, Pissarro, Rodin and others

      Paris:Dentu, 1892-95 / Floury, 1897-1903. - La vie artistique. Geffroy, Gustave. 1ière - 8me série. 8 volumes. Paris:Dentu, 1892-95 / Floury, 1897-1903. Each volume contains an original print as frontispiece by: E. Carrière, A. Rodin, P.A. Renoir "Le Chapeau épinglé" , J.-F. Raffaelli, C. Pissarro and D. Vierge, as well a lithographed frontispieces by Fantin-Latour and A. Willette. Rebound in a vintage hard cover, half calf brown with glitter titles, original covers preserved inside. Condition: The eight volumes are very good conditions, very mild toning and offsetting. MORE PICTURES ON REQUEST [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chansons Populaires recueillies dans les Alpes Françaises -Savoie et Dauphiné

      - Grenoble et Moutiers, H. Falque et F. Perrin, Librairie Dauphinoise et François Ducloz, Librairie Savoyarde, 1903 - Fort in-4° [220 x 295 mm], [6]-XXVIII-xxix-548-[1] pp., broché, dos fendu, impeccable pagination sans traces ni rousseurs d'aucune sorte. Frontispice en sanguine de Greuze « L’éducation d’un jeune savoyard », avec de nombreuses illustrations est une 1ère éditionsur un tirage de 1350 exemplaires numérotés ( ici N°795 ) Ces chansons et partitions de chansons populaires sur les Alpes sont recherchées dans cette édition ( Perret 4972) et même si les plats et la tranche sont tout de même fragiles, ce gros volume broché est somme toute en belle condition et à tout le moins dans une grande qualité de fraîcheur. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Signed Photograph

      - Original cabinet photograph of the violinist and composer, by Elliott & Fry of London, signed with his name alone to the lower blank margin, "Pablo de Sarasate 8-1-1903." 4.4 x 6 1/2 inches [11 x 17 cm]. In very fine condition.

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      Adam and Charles Black 1903 - RO60109917: 35 volumes d'env. 900 pages chacun. Illustrés de très nombreuses gravures, cartes et photo-gravures en noir et blanc, dans et hors texte. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Reliures d'éditeur vertes ou noires, à titres et motifs dorés. Tranches de tête dorées. Quelques dos et quelques plats abîmés ou défraîchis. Quelques couvertures se détachant. Quelques feuillets déchirés. Texte globalement bien lisible. 9th-10th Editions. Vol. 1-33 (A-Z) + Vol. 34 (Maps) + Vol. 35 (Index). In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 423-Dictionnaire anglais [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Wagner-Schule.

       (Wien, Gerlach & Wiedling, überklebt. Baugärtnters Buchh. Lpz.) [1903]. qu.-4°. 84 S. Mit zahlr. Illustr. OHLn. m. Einbandill. Einbd. etw. staubfl.Einführung v. Jos. Aug. Lux. Seltene monographische Schrift mit Entwürfen d. Wagner-Schüler Oskar Barta, Alois Bastl, Wunibald Deininger, Karl Dorfmeister, Emil Hoppe, Bohumil Hübschmann, Max Joly, Marcell Kammerer, A. Micheler, Paul Roller, Ludw. Seiz, Emil Sulser u. a. aus dem Jahr 1902. Otto Wagner (1842-1918) erhielt 1894 eine Berufung als Leiter der Meisterschule für Baukunst an der Akademie der bildenden Künste. Seine Schüler und Studenten schlossen sich mit ihm der \"Wiener Secession\" an. - Mit handschriftl. Namenszug \"Deininger\" auf dem Vorderdeckel. Wunibald Deininger (1879-1963) studierte ab 1902 bei Otto Wagner. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Architektur

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        Die Fläche. 1. Folge, 2. Lieferung.

      Wien, o.J. (1903)., Anton Schroll & Co., - Entwürfe für decorative Malerei, Placate, Buch und Druckausstattung, Vorsatzpapier, Umschläge, Menü- und Geschäftskarten, Illustrationen, Tapeten, Schwarz-Weisskunst, Textiles, Druck- und Webereischablonen, Bleiverglasungen, Intarsia, Stickerei, Monogramme, Kleiderschmuck etc. etc. 31 x 20,4cm. 16 färbig illustrierte Seiten in Farblithographie ( = 4 Bögen à 4 Seiten, gefalzt und lose ineinandergelegt). - Mit folgenden Entwürfen: Titelzeichnung von Freiherr von Bach; Buchdeckel , Lesezeichen, Bleiverglasung und Fries von Max Benirschke; Vorsatzpapiere von Johanna Hollmann und Mauritius Herrgesell; Schmerrerlingsmuster von Johanna Hollmann; Vorsatzpapiere von Franz Exler; Bettvorhang von Jutta Sika; Vorhang von Marietta Peyfuss; Stoffmuster von Adele Stark; Katalogentwurf von A. Kling; Umschlag für Frauenzeitung von Emma Schlangenhausen; Einlegearbeit von Josef Bruckmüller; Varietevorhang von Jutta Sika; Bettvorhang von Therese Trethahn; Vorsatzpapiere von Jutta Sika, Karl Bräuer und Johanna Hollmann; Compositionen von Max Benirschke. Sehr guter Zustand. Very good condition. de Band:

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        A Woman of No Importance.

      Paris: (Leonard Smithers) 1903 - Half calf, 8.5 inches tall. With raised bands and gilt titles, centre tools and top edge. A limited edition of 250 copies of which this is unnumbered. Slight blotchiness to the pink calf but a fine tall copy of this scarce edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Werke. Mischauflage. 20 Bde.

      Leipzig Kröner -26 1903 - Gr.8°. Mit Porträts u. Faksimiletafeln. Original-Halbleinenband Das Werk besteht aus 19 Bänden, aufgeteilt in 3 Abteilungen und dem erst 1926 erschienenen Registerband (=komplett). - Einbände berieben. Einige Bände mit gelockerter Bindung. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Gewicht (Gramm): 16000

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        Obras Escogidas, Precedidas De Un Prólogo Apologético Del Dr. D. Rafael Rodríguez Méndez. = Discursos - De La Educación Higiénico-Moral De La Mujer - Simpatías y Sinergías Orgánicas - Célebres Anatómicos - El Ácido Fénico En Medicina - Conocimientos (*)

      La Academia, Barcelona 1903 - De la necesidad de ampliar los conocimientos anatómicos .1862 - . - Frenopatía. La "Nueva Belén" - Diagnósticos Frenopáticos. - Índice higiénico moral e intelectual de un pueblo - Armonías entre la Higiene y la Libertad. - Homología y Heterología frenopáticas, es decir, la Razón y la Sin-razón. - Estudios Clínicos sobre la ligadura elástica. 1878 - El Manicomio, su historia y su porvenir. 1881 - Aforística frenopáutica. - Frenopatofobia - El Sueño de los Locos. 1885 - Semeyótica simbólica cutánea. - Prophylaxie et le traitement. 1882 - Enfermos de la mente en los manicomios.1883 - La Alineación Mental.1886 - Uranostomatoscopia frenopática. Un signo esquelético de la imbecilidad. 1886- Primores del "Don Quijote" en el concepto médico-psicológico. la locura. 1886 - El Hipnotismo en la Clínica 1887 - El Corazón del Orate. 1890 - Profilaxis Penal. 1892 - Dictamen razonado en defensa del insigne Mosén Jacinto Verdaguer 1895 - El Idiotismo ó imbecilidad moral. 1895 - Perseguidos y Persiguidores. 1896- Un Viaje a Cerebrópolis. Novela científica, 1884. - La Familia de los Onkos. Novela científica, 1888. - Misterios de la Locura. Novela científica, 1890. XXV - 836 pp. Excelente ejemplar encuadernado de época a media piel. =Juan Giné y Partagás (Pla de Cabra, 18 de noviembre de 1836 - Barcelona, 27 de febrero de 1903) fue un médico y escritor español. Además de sus actividades docentes, Giné y Partagás era director del manicomio de Nueva Belén, primero en el barrio de Gracia y más tarde en San Gervasio de Cassolas, en Barcelona, escenario principal de su actividad investigadora desde 1864. Introductor de la psiquiatría organicista, fue el preparador del primer congreso español de psiquiatría en Barcelona en 1883, donde se dieron cita especialistas nacionales e internacionales. Una serie de discípulos y colaboradores suyos formaron la primera escuela psiquiátrica de España. Su contribución a la difusión, a través del periodismo médico, de diferentes corrientes científicas fue de gran importancia. Figura entre los fundadores del Instituto Médico de Barcelona (1866), primer intento de escuela libre de medicina; participó en la redacción de El Compilador médico y dirigió La Independencia Médica (1869), además de fundar en 1881 la Revista Frenopática Barcelonesa. También resultan de interés sus tres novelas de ciencia ficción: Viaje a Cerebrópolis (1884) ,un viaje al interior del cerebro, en el que los diferentes elementos y procesos cerebrales son personificados, en una ciudad que es el cerebro mismo: Cerebrópolis. Con las distancias debidas, recuerda a Viaje alucinante, de Asimov, y a Del revés de Pixar, con la intervención del Orgullo, la Vanidad, la Envidia y los Celos. - La familia de los onkos (1888), en la obra, Ginés trata de explicar en forma de metáfora las diferentes enfermedades en los reinos vecinos de Itis y Onca. Según Augusto Uribe, «Giné establece una metáfora sociopolítica de la inflamación, llegando a asimilar el orden del organismo a la monarquía y el desorden a la república, presentando las enfermedades como si de revueltas revolucionarias se tratara.». Y - Misterios de la locura (1890), trata sobre la locura de Eulogio Higiofrén (de eu, bueno, logos, palabra, higio, sano, y fren, mente) que ha perdido la razón. Ginés de nuevo usa una metáfora para explicar la situación, en este caso un planeta similar a la Tierra, con sus diferentes regiones Ultrafrenia, Afrenia y Oligogrenia. También aparece la ciudad Cerebrópolis, que ha quedado sin gobierno, situación que compara con la de España. Size: 26 x 18 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Erlebnisse eines deutschen China-Kriegers zur Zeit der letzten chinesischen Wirren. Nach dessen Tagebuch und Briefen bearbeitet von P. Josef Müller.

      Wien, Im Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1903. - 1. und 2. Auflage. Original-Broschur, 8°, 105 Seiten. Umschlag bestoßen und gebräunt, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt, gutes Exemplar. Rar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hotel & Restaurant Supply Catalogue U. 48. Summer 1903

      Chicago: Albert Pick & Co, 1903. Quarto-sized stapled trade catalogue, unpaginated. Illustrated. A trade catalogue from the "oldest and largest bar goods house in the United States". The Charles Pick Company of Chicago was started in 1857, originating the mail order business in their line. In 1893 the name changed to Pick, Block & Joel, the partnership that Albert Pick, Sr. (nephew of Charles Pick) acquired in about 1896, the name of the firm was then changed to Albert Pick & Company. Among their customers were hotels, cafes, restaurants, saloons, clubs, dining car systems, soda fountain parlors, billiard halls, hospitals and public institutions. Departments included: Bar Glassware; Bar Utensils; Bottles, Corks, Caps and Liquor Dealers' Supplies; Coin Operating Machines; Billiard, Bowling and Beer Pump Supplies; Sporting Goods; Hotel and Restaurant China, Glassware and Silverware Cutlery; Coffee-Urns; Specialties in Furniture; Kitchen Utensils; Fountain Accessories; and Lighting Systems. By 1906 it had grown to be the largest hotel, restaurant and saloon supply house in the world. In 1913 it advertised itself as "The World's Greatest Market Place." In 1914 the Volsted Prohibition Act made many of the supplies obsolete in spite of a serious attempt to create new uses for them. the business archive of Pick & Co. is at Cornell. [OCLC locates the business archive, and the Romaine Collection of trade catalogues; but no catalogues of Albert Pick & Co. in Romaine].

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        Gastein und seine Umgebung. (Deckeltitel: Badgastein & Umgebung).

      Salzburg, Würthle & Sohn, 1902-1903. - Die Fotografien aus dem Gasteinertal am Karton datiert (1902 bzw. 1903) u. in der Platte bezeichnet. - Einband berieben u. bestoßen. Hintere Rückenkante min. eingerissen. Die Untersatzkartons angestaubt u. stockfleckig, die Fotografien selbst jedoch meist in gutem Zustand. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 4°. Titelblatt u. 18 auf starke Kartonbll. mont. Orig.-Fotografien. Lwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Deckeltitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed "E. Granados" to the French music publisher Bellon

      - 1-1/4 pp. Octavo. Dated Barcelona, November 30, 1903. In black ink. On stationery with "Academia Granados" printed at head. In French (with translation).Granados grants Bellon the exclusive rights to his works in France. In a postscript he also mentions "Pablo" - almost certainly the noted cellist Pablo Casals (1876-1973)."I have spoken with my editors and they agreed to cede to you the exclusive rights of my works for all of France. I very much wish to see Paris again, and I will do so with the greatest pleasure on that occasion. One day or another I will travel there for nothing more than my own pleasure, and I assure you I will bear that expense without regret. You told me that Pablo would return the 25th - In a letter Pablo tells me that he will be there the 7th. I will certainly tell you of his return." Slightly worn; creased at folds. Catalan pianist and composer Enrique Granados "appeared frequently in recitals, concerto performances and chamber music alongside such prominent figures as Thibaud, Saint-Saëns and Casals, a personal friend, for whom he composed several pieces. He became well known for his impromptu improvisations. Granados';s musical language is rooted in mainstream European traditions, frequently blended with elements derived from traditional Spanish (and less often Catalan) folk music. [His] foremost strength was undoubtedly his melodic gift, which can be best appreciated in his songs and piano works. Granados made a significant contribution to the development of a national Spanish school and, though he is often considered more conservative than Albéniz or Falla, the degree to which native elements inform his music should not be underestimated. " Mark Larrad in Grove Music Online.Jean-Bénédikt Bellon (1867-1914) was active as a music publisher from ca. 1902-07. Letters of Granados are rare; this is a rather significant example.

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        The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Reprint of the First Edition of Edward Fitzgerald's Rendering. With Decorations by Blanche McManus. [With a handwritten impressum of the publisher].

      London, London, De La More Press [Alexander Moring], [printed January MDCCCCIV. 1903 - Reich verzierter Ledereinband, Lex-8°, 4 falsche Bünde, 26 S., 12 kolorierte Tafeln mit montierten Illustrationen, Einband datiert und signiert; -Kanten stärker berieben, Einband von Bumpus, Oxford. Handgeschriebenes impressum von Moring: *This edition is limited to twenty five copies, of which this is no 14*.

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        Holy Bible]. THE ENGLISH BIBLE containing the Old Testament and the New translated out of the original tongues by Special Command of His Majesty King James the First and now reprinted with the text revised by a collation of its early and other principal editions and edited by the late Rev. F. H. Scrivener...

      Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1903-1905. 5 volumes. Limited edition of 500 copies printed on fine white paper with characteristic Doves Press watermark. With fine calligraphic initial letters executed in hand in red ink by Edward Johnstone. Each volume with title and colophon. Large 4to, bound by the Doves Bindery in original limp vellum, the spines lettered and numbered in gilt. Housed in a two piece morocco edged blue slipcase. A beautiful and very fine set, a very few gatherings lightly spotted as is usual. The vellum bindings in very beautiful condition, the leaves crisp and bright and clean. FIRST EDITION OF THE GREATEST BOOK OF THE DOVES PRESS, HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND VERY SCARCE. Considered the major book of this Press, the opening page to Genesis is critically acclaimed as one of the finest pages printed, certainly of modern production. Roderick Cave, in his THE PRIVATE PRESSES, has said, "Johnston's masterly calligraphic initials...were a perfect example of how to marry calligraphy and typography, and [the pressman] J. H. Mason's setting was full of those almost invisible refinements that only another printer can recognize" (p. 122). Ransom described the distinctive red initials by Edward Johnston as "a pattern for all time of complexity reduced to the minimum of simplicity." THE HOLY BIBLE was an all-together perfect choice to be the masterwork of this press. To again quote Roderick Cave, "[T]he Doves Press was a religious activity; its discipline one of prayer rather than of chorus girl....Books could reduce God to a page of visible type, as sunlight on a still morning showed the river in His form; and that was the reason for making a book with immense care, and making it beautiful.” Thus the greatest of all books became the most splendid offered in the press’ wonderfully elegant format of clean, pure and understated simplicity.

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        Die Fläche. 1. Folge, 1. Lieferung.

      Wien, o.J. (1903)., Anton Schroll & Co., - Entwürfe für decorative Malerei, Placate, Buch und Druckausstattung, Vorsatzpapier, Umschläge, Menü- und Geschäftskarten, Illustrationen, Tapeten, Schwarz-Weisskunst, Textiles, Druck- und Webereischablonen, Bleiverglasungen, Intarsia, Stickerei, Monogramme, Kleiderschmuck etc. etc. 31 x 20,4cm. 16 färbig illustrierte Seiten in Farblithographie ( = 4 Bögen à 4 Seiten, gefalzt und lose ineinandergelegt). - Mit folgenden Entwürfen: Titelzeichnung von Max Benirschke; Stoffmuster von Josef Bruckmüller; Plakat für einen Eislaufverein von Franz Wacik; Monogramme von Carl Pospischil; Vorsatzpapier von Franz Fiebiger; Schild für k.k. Tabak-Trafik und Flächendekor von V. Schuffinsky; Vorsatzpapiere von Jutta Sika; Schild für eine k.k. Tabak-Trafik von Auguste Gorhan; Vorsatzpapiere von Franz Burian; Monogramm von Hilde Exner; Schablonen und Vignetten für Briefpapier von Carola Nahowska; Schild für Tabak-Trafik von Hermine Heller; Monogramme von Erich Mallina; Plakat von Alexander Hartmann; Plakat von Walter Dittrich; Monogramme von Nora Exner und H. v. Pokorny; Vorsatzpapiere von Herrgesell, M. Benirschke, Ernst Hradetzky und Franz Burian; Monogramm und Vorsatzpapier von J. Bruckmüller; Flächendekor von Marie Cyrenius; Monogramm von Hans Eisterer. Geringfügig fingerfleckig im weißen Rand von Seite 3. Sehr guter Zustand. Very good condition. de Band:

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        The Works

      Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1903. Full leather. Twelve volumes. Octavo The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with a biographical introduction and notes by Edwards Waldo Emerson and general index. The Autograph Centenary Edition is limited to six hundred numbered copies which this is number 6, signed to the limitation page by the Publisher Houghton Mifflin and with tipped in autograph letter by Ralph Waldo Emerson in volume one, illustrated with portrait and other illustrations throught-out set. Handsomely bound in full green morocco, covers and spine gilt decorations of floral motif, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, green marbled endpaper. gilt turn-ins ( one volume expertly rehinge). Very good.

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        Les amitiés françaises

      First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on Japan, deluxe edition. Binding half morocco maroon, back with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats burgundy paper, preserved covers, gilded head on witnesses, signed binding Goy P. & C. Vilaine. Very nice copy wide-margined well established. Félix Juven Paris 1903 16x19cm relié

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        A Treatyse of Fisshynge With an Angle

      Chelsea, London: Ashendene Press. VG : in very good condition. 1903. Limited to 150 copies. Vellum/gilt. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 48pp. Full page woodcut and 6 small woodcuts. 'Set in type by St John Hornby and Meysey Turton & printed by the fist named at the Ashendene Press, Shelley House, Chelsea in the year 1903, after the text of the Boke of St Albans emprynted at Westmestre by Wynkyn the Woede the yere of thycarnanacion of our lorde MCCClxxxxvi'. .

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        The Rock Tombs of El Amarna Archaeological Survey of Egypt edited by F. Ll. Griffith: Thirteenth-Eighteenth Memoir: Parts I....[through] Part VI.

      London: Archaeological Survey of Egypt / Egypt Exploration Fund, 1903, 1905, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1908. First Edition. Cloth over boards. Near Fine. Norman de Garis Davies. Folios (12 1/2" x 10 3/8"), VI volumes [of VIII]; grey paper covered boards with tan cloth spine; numerous engraved plates of scale plans, line drawings, and B&W photos: Part I--The Tomb of Meryra (56pp. & 42 plates); Part II.--The Tombs of Panehesy and Meryra II (1-48pp. & 47 plates); Part III.--The Tombs of Huya and Ahmes (1-41pp. & 39 plates); Part IV.--Tombs of Penthu, Mahu, and Others (1-36pp. & 45 plates); Part V.--Smaller Tombs and Boundary Stelae (1-37pp. & 44 plates); Part VI.--Tombs of Parennefer, Tutu, and Ay (1-44pp. & 44 plates). 16 lbs. 4 oz. Rare, magnificently and accurately illustrated, indispensible original edition with detailed and exceptionally clean plates of the earliest excavations by Norman de Garis Davies of El Amarna--the city built in the desert by the controversial monotheistic Pharaoh Akhenaten near the end of the 18th Dynasty. Because of the widespread destruction of records and artifacts relating to the Pharaoh Akhenaten, his beautiful wife Queen Nefertiti, and his son Tutankhamon--caused by centuries of erosion, robbers, and recently by religiously-inspired vandals at a museum directly across the Nile from Amarna, this series of excellently executed records has even greater importance now than when it was initially published. Norman de Garis Davies, (1865-1941) was a wealthy Englishman and former Unitarian minister who gave up being a pastor for his love of archaeology and associated artistic renderings. Davies was initially active at Tell el Amarna from 1903 to 1907. There, he worked various non-royal and royal grave groups a few miles from the Central City, as well as the royal necropolis of the royal grave (no. 26) and graves no. 27-30. These graves were located in the northern limestone mountains nearly 100-feet up on the steep slope of the desert mountain edge. In his capacity of Field Director / Survey Project of the Archaeological Survey, Davies published layouts of the graves of officials at Tell el-Amarna in the Archeological Survey in 6 "Memoirs" from 1903 to 1908, which we offer here. Between 1905 and 1907, Davies also worked for George Andrew Reisner in Geza and James Henry Breasted in Nubia. In 1906, Norman became engaged to Anna (nick-named "Nina") Macpherson Cummingson, and they married on October 8th, 1907. She is noted for the quality of her architectural drawings and recreations. In 1912, Norman de Garis Davies was awarded the Leibniz Medal of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. The husband-&-wife archaeological-and-artistic studies of ancient Egypt continued throughout their lives. Among their subsequent famous publications, we note Nina's drawings for the MMA from the grave of Djehuty kt 45 (1908). When Egyptologist Alan H. Gardiner saw Nina's work, he became so impressed that he agreed in 1909 to buy as many pictures of her work as he could afford. Thereafter, considerable acclaim attended their Thebes Tomb Series (TTS) in five editions of the "Memoirs" of the EDF from 1915-1933. In addition, for the 1926-27 archaeological excavation season, Norman and Nina received permission from the MMA to help the Egypt Exploration Society in Tell el-Amarna. Their work followed excavations begun by Henri Frankfort in November 1926. Charles K. Wilkinson, who had belonged since 1920 to the graphic department of the Metropolitan Museum, made a series of preliminary drawings, while Norman and Nina made color copies. This work resulted in the book: The Mural Painting of el-'Amarna, which Henri Frankfort issued in 1929 and to which Norman contributed a chapter. Nina also published color copies of the frescoes in the northern palace, and together they were represented by other drawings. Because of thievery, the frescoes were removed later and the fragments brought to the museum in Cairo. Her drawings became an important source for reconstructing the entirety. Norman De Garis Davies died in his sleep of heart failure at Oxford on 4 November 1941. Continuing to work on their unfinished projects throughout the Second World War, Nina prepared Norman's work on the Temple of Hibis. She put together the material and let the drawings photographed. Finally, she sent everything to the Metropolitan Museum. Unfortunately, in their publication of 1953, her earlier work found no mention: see, Part III, The Decoration. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. 1953. Nina & Norman's Egyptian collection was bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and his books to the University College, London. His written documents went to the Griffith Institute. According to Martin Fitzenreiter: Contemporary Art, 2002: "The works by this artist-Egyptologist belong without question to the best that can be achieved by the art of copyists. The accuracy of the strokes, especially the delicacy of color rendering their work of many years of empathy with the nature and art of ancient Egyptian paintings are still unmatched by any technical recording method of the "soul" to mention. " Pharaoh Akhenaten's almost 20-year-long controversial reign appears in Egyptian history as a "cultural revolution" in theology and art. Typically, the pharoah was represented stylistically with an elongated face with feminized features: full lips, a narrow waist, wide hips, a bulbous belly and thighs, and developing breasts. A few statues also show him sexless. The pharaoh and his wife were also depicted with peculiarly long thin fingers and toes. The king was often accompanied by his family as a tender father and lover of his wife Nefertiti whom he embraced. Other scenes depicted him with his children, six princesses, with whom he played. The royal figures of Akhenaten and his wife were often slightly clothed, sometimes naked. A central reference point of Akhenaten's new religion was the light, represented by the sun. In most pictures, one finds representations of the Aten, the sun god, depicted as a stylized sun disk, whose rays flow in life-giving hands. Nefertiti and various high officials are also shown receiving the presence of the Aten. As high priest and embodiment of the Aten, Akhenaten also wrote a solar hymn, which he dedicated in the grave of Eje (Ay). His sun hymn was identified by the French Egyptologist Urbain Bouriant by closely comparing the Davies' engravings with the archaeology (published 1884; rev. 1908). In addition, five shorter hymns to Aton were identified in the graves of Meryre I, Tutu, Mahu, Ipi (Apy) and No. 23. Seymour de Ricci (1881-1942) was a bibliographer and historian--often of French subjects--who collaborated with Davies' on the text of The Rock Tombs of El-Amarna: The tomb of Meyra (1905) and its continuation with the Tombs of Parennefer, Tutu, and Ay (1908). (Some referenes: Obituary of de Garis Davies by Alan H. Gardiner in "The Journal of Egyptian Archeaelogy, Vol. 28, Dec. 1942; Nigel Strudwick: Nina de Garis Davies; Obituary in "The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art"; N. de Garis Davies at the Metropolitan Museum; Alan H. Gardiner: N. de Garis Davies In: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 28, 1942, pp 59-60: Wikipedia article on Norman de Garis Davies in German.)

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        Cartolina autografa inviata a Pisa al direttore d'orchestra Leopoldo Mugnone dal musicista Giacomo Puccini, datata 6 giugno 1903.

      1903 - Cartolina postale illustrata, raffigurante uno scorcio dei canali in località La Bufalina presso Torre del Lago, indirizzata al M° Mugnone. La cartolina è compilata al recto, con grafìa che scorre in diverse direzioni, secondo l'uso di Puccini. La parte principale è compilata al contrario: "Caro Popi, ti ho aspettato per il poco tempo che è rimasto. ". Lateralmente Puccini chiede notizie sulla salute del destinatario ("Come andate dei vostri malanni?"), mentre in basso preannuncia una visita Torre del Lago di Tito [Ricordi] e [Giuseppe] Giacosa. Al verso indicazione estesa dell'indirizzo del destinatario, di mano sempre di Puccini. Firma "G.Puccini". Puccini conosceva il coetaneo Leopoldo Mugnone (Napoli, 1858-1941) sin dai suoi anni milanesi. Mugnone diresse molte opere pucciniane, soprattutto al Covent Garden di Londra, e fu lui a dirigere la prima assoluta di "Tosca" al Teatro Costanzi di Roma nel 1900. L'appuntamento con Ricordi e Giacosa era con ogni probabilità dovuto ai lavori preparatori, ormai avanzati, per "Madama Butterfly". 50 gr.

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        A Treatyse of Fysshyne wyth an Angle.

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1903. One of 150 copies on Batchelor Ashendene paper, there were 25 copies on vellum. With wood block illustrations copied from the woodcuts used in the original Treatise. Printed in Subiaco type with one red initial, otherwise printed in black. 8vo., a very good copy in original limp vellum. Inscribed by C.H. StJohn Hornby, the printer and owner of the Ashendene Press to J.G. Metcalf for Christmas 1908, 5 years after the book was printed. This charming book is taken from the Boke of St. Albans printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1496. This was the first printed book on fishing in English. Franklin writes a typically eloquent and well-informed essay on this "small and happy book" in which he draws our attention to, among other things, the way that "Poor old Keates" re-made the illustrations with such literal veracity that he reproduced a crack in the original wood cut.

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        THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK And Other Poems (Peter Newell Edition, Fine in Fine DJ with Original 1903 Gift Box)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1903. Carroll, Lewis [Peter Newell]. THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK And Other Poems. New York: Harper & Bros., (1903). First Edition, thus, with Peter Newell's illustrations. Color frontispiece, 39 other marvelous monotone plates, each text-leaf with decorated borders by Robert Murray Wright. A FINE copy in original faux vellum boards, top edge gilt, in a FINE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET in a NEAR FINE ORIGINAL GIFT BOX which is intact and surprisingly unsoiled and bright. You might find a copy as nice as this one (in terms of cloth, DJ and Box) if you beat the bushes long enough and sent out the sniffer dogs 24/7. But you won't find one better. The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" from Through the Looking Glass (1871). The plot follows a crew of ten trying to hunt the Snark, an animal which may turn out to be a highly dangerous Boojum. The only one of the crew to find the Snark quickly vanishes, leading the narrator to explain that it was a Boojum after all. Poems in this book include THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK, PHANTASMAGORIA , THE THREE VOICES, A GAME OF FIVES, THE LANG COORTIN' and 12 other nonsense gems. 1903 gift signature to front-pastedown.. First Edition Thus. Decorative Cloth. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Peter Newell.

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        Signed Photograph

      Original cabinet photograph of the violinist and composer, by Elliott & Fry of London, signed with his name alone to the lower blank margin, "Pablo de Sarasate 8-1-1903." 4.4 x 6 1/2 inches [11 x 17 cm]. In very fine condition.

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        Livs-Tragedie i Breve og Aktstykker. Ved Jeppe Aakjær.

      1903 1903 - 3 bd. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal og Nordisk 1903-04. Illustr. Værket, der blev udsendt i subskribtion i 36 hefter, er indbundet med samtlige hefteomslag med helt guldsnit i 3 smukke helbind af dueblå oaseged med stregdekorationer i guld på for- og bagperm, kanter i guld, samt rigt dekoreret med guld på ryggene. Bindene signeret Oscar Jacobsen. Rygge let falmede.

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        "The bibliomania or, book madness history, symptoms and cure of this fatal disease"

      Boston: Bibliophile Society. 1903. "Edition limited to 473 copies printed for members only; 4 volumes, 8vo, frontispiece in each volume in two states, one a remarque proof on Japanese vellum, the other on Holland paper without remarque, from original oil paintings by Howard Pyle, etched by W.H.W. Bicknell; title pages printed in colors on Japan; original full blue morocco, gilt rules and spine, raised bands, seal of the Bibliophile Society gilt stamped on covers, gilt turn-ins, t.e.g.; spine a touch discolored, bookplates in all volumes; a fine copy. This edition contains ""Rare Books and Their Values"" by William P. Cutler and an introduction by Richard Garnett."

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        The Book of Bread

      London: Maclaren & Sons,, [1903]. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles to spine black and front board gilt, buff patterned endpapers. With 12 chromolithograph plates, 8 tipped-in original photographs and 2 mounted silver gelatine prints. Spine rolled, spine ends and tips lightly worn, rear hinge cracked but holding, contents mildly foxed. A very good copy. First edition of this handsome monograph illustrated with original photographs on the manufacture of bread. Simmons, a lecturer at the National Bakery School in London, commissioned the full-size black and white photos of different types of bread that appear in his work, writing: "However critical readers may be, they will be forced to admit that never before have they seen such a complete collection of prize loaves illustrated in such an excellent manner" (Parr & Badger).

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        History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria

      London: The Grolier Society,, 1903. 12 volumes, quarto (255 x 180 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, titles to spines gilt with lunar decorations gilt to top panel and onlaid with red morocco pieces, floral decorations to bottom panel onlaid with red morocco pieces, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. With more than 1200 colour plates and illustrations, captioned tissue guards printed in red. Small dent to one edge, minor rubbing to corners and edges, overall in excelent condition. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 1000 copies for England and America of which this is number 4. A particularly bright and handsome set.

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        The Novels and Other Writings.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1903-04. 24 volumes, octavo. Recent dark brown morocco, burgundy and green morocco labels, centre tool to spines gilt, roll to bards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With a portrait frontispiece. An excellent set. Limited edition, number 104 of 150 copies printed on Ruisdael paper. This is considered to be the best printed edition of Tolstoy's works in English.

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        Grey House on the Hill, The

      London: Thomas Nelson, 1903. - Pretty In Pink[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GREEN, [Louisa Lelias], The Hon. Mrs. The Grey House on the Hill. London, Edinburgh and New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, [1903].First Rackham-illustrated edition, first issue, printed on pink paper. Octavo (7 3/16 x 4 7/8 in; 182 x 124 mm). 205, [1, blank], [2, adv.] pp. Title-page printed in red and black on white paper as issued. Eight full page color plates by Arthur Rackham. Publisher's original blue cloth, front cover and spine blind-stamped in a conventional all-over patternand lettered in gilt. A color variant not noted by Riall or Latimore and Haskell. A near fine copy with just the lightest amount of rubbing to extremities and a few leaves with light creases at upper corners.Exceptionally rare with no copy having appeared at auction for twenty-nine years.Originally published in 1870 with the subtitle "Buy the Truth and Sell It Not: A Tale for the Young," it is the morally uplifting story of two boys who learn the Christian way.Riall, p. 51; Latimore and Haskell p. 21. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Binding, Fine- Sangorski and Suttcliffe] The Story of Elayne, The Fair Maid of Astolat

      Guildford: A. C. Curtis, The Astolat Press, 1903. Attractively bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full polished calf with gilt blossom and leaf pattern on four corners, gilt ruling and stippling, on both covers. Sigened in pallet on rear dentelle: "Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Bound for C. E. Lauriat & Co., Boston. Printed with red initials throughout. There are some unobtrusive but visible water stains on covers, else near fine.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1903 - 1903 Original Hardback Wisden. Very Good Condition.

      1903. Hi, Here we have a very rare 1903 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The 8th Wisden Hardback. As per all 1903s the hinges were broken, Wisden forgot the strengtheners and hence why you never see one with original hinges or just with broken ones, but I have had them proffesionally restored and you can hardly tell, otherwise a super book. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to the front and to the spine. The front board is in excllent condition. The spine cloth has the odd mark and at an angle the rear board has a splattering of marks but not obvious unless you look under light. The pastedowns are bright and yellow, and the pages very clean, some spotting around the photoplate tissue which is in very good condition. 1903 is a rare Wisden. Please see the large photographs. More photographs available on request.

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        [Vale Press- 10 Copies Only, On Real Vellum] Julia Domna

      London: Hacon & Ricketts, The Vale Press, 1903. First edition. One of Only 10 Copies, Printed on Vellum. Bound as issued in magnificent limp vellum with five vellum bands extending through the inside cover near the spine and tucking under the spine, where the area is stylized by three gilt-ruled line, representing the bands on the spine. Laurence W. Hodson's Copy, the famed collector, friend and patron of William Morris, with his bookplate: "From the Library of Laurence W. Hodson, Compton Hall, Near Wolverhampton." With three sketches of pencil on tracing paper of border designs, measuring 2 x 9 inches, laid in. A supremely fine copy with absolutely no signs of wear, the vellum clean, smooth and supple. Obviously exceedingly scarce from the limitation point of view, but even more rare in full vellum binding.

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        Automobil, Adressbuch der Automobil- und Motoren-Industrie von Deutschland. 3. Ausgabe 1904! Das Adressbuch ist in vier Abteilungen aufgeteilt Namen-Verzeichnis, Orts-Verzeichnis, Branchen-Verzeichnis und Vereine u. Litteratur. Insgesamt sind ca. 3000 Adressen enthalten!

      Deutscher Automobil-Verlag F. Walloch, Berlin S.W. 61, - XII, VI und 324 Seiten, Wunderschönes Jugendstiladressbuch in frischer Erhaltung - sehr selten!!! Es handelt sich um die 3. Ausgabe und es war vom Autor geplant in den ungeraden Jahren, wie in 1903 bereits geschehen, ein europäisches Adressbuch zu veröffentlichen und in den geraden Jahren ein auf Deutschland begrenztes Exemplar zu veröffentlichen. Enthält auch sehr schöne zeitgenössiche Werbung, teils auch mit Fahrzeugabbildungen wie z.B. bei N.A.G. Berlin, de Dietrich & Cie. Niederbronn (Elsass). Kapitale leicht bestossen, kleines Rückenschildchen mit Jahresangabe, vorderes Innengelenk leicht angeplatzt, Namensvermerk auf dem Titel, vereinzelt kleinen Anstreichungen mit rotem Holzstift, sonst sehr sauberes Exemplar des frühen und seltenen Adressbuches der Automobilbranche! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 670 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS. The White Company; Micah Clarke; The Refugees; Rodney Stone; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four; The Great Shadow and Uncle Bernac; A Duet with an Occasional Chorus; Tragedy of the Korosko and the Green Flag; The Stark-Munro Letters and Round the Red Lamp; and The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

      Smith, Elder, and Co. London. 1903. THE AUTHOR'S EDITION. 12 volumes, complete. Limited edition of 1000 sets, numbered and signed by Conan Doyle in The White Company. Illustrated with 24 full page plates, by Arthur Twidle (20), Sidney Paget (1), B. West Clinedinst (1), and W.B. Wollen (2). Finely bound in recent full red morocco. Spines with five raised bands, the compartments with gilt lettering and centre decorations. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some thumbing and creasing to a few pages but overall an excellent set which has been handsomely bound. ------ Only 510 of the 1000 sets were issued by Smith, Elder & Company in 1903. The remaining copies were passed to John Murray and were reissued with new title pages, still dated 1903, in 1917. ---- Green and Gibson's bibliography of the works of Conan Doyle states; "The author considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions. He remarks in the preface that it had for some time been his ambition to have such a collection. Because of the author's friendship with Reginald Smith, he agreed to sign the thousand copies of the English issue. He was not, however, prepared to do the same for the American publisher, though he was asked. He made it known that he would only consider doing so for a considerable fee. The English issue also has the further attraction of having two illustrations in each volume rather than one." (Green & Gibson, p. 233).

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