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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.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Andrea Hauck]
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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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        Call of the Wild

      New York: The MacMillan Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1903. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A first edition, first printing of Jack London's classic, in the rare original dust jacket. Housed in a custom green cloth clamshell box. Pictorial green cloth boards with gilt lettering and black, white, and red illustration on front and spine. Light soil on boards, rubbed edges and bumped corners and spine ends, and one eight-inch closed tear in spine cloth. Spine cocked. Top edge gilt with rough-trimmed edges and slight wear on page corners. Endpapers illustrated in blue and two pages of advertisement at the back. Previous owner's inscription on recto of frontispiece, with light soil on just a few pages. Lower spine corners of pages have slight creasing from the bumped spine end. Light soil on just a few pages. Title page in blue and black with illustration of a dog; all color plates present as called for. Illustrated by Charles R. Goodwin and Philip Livingston Bull with decorations by Charles E. Hooper. The scarce dust jacket is very rarely seen in such good condition, with typical sunning of the spine and very light wear to the spine ends, but no evidence of restoration. BAL 11876. ; Book; Color Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 231 pp .

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        Grey House on the Hill, The

      1903. first edition. 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.

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        mit 250 (davon zahlr. illustr.) Eintragungen.

      Graz, 1894 bis 1903. - 147 SS. auf 89 Bll. Lederband der Zeit mit Resten einer Metallschließe. 8vo. Hübsches Stammbuch einer Ella Kretzov oder Svetron (so am fliegenden Vorsatz verso notiert) mit zahlreichen, teils einmontierten Aquarellen, Feder- und Bleistiftzeichnungen sowie einigen zeitgen. Photographien. Die Einträge stammen u. a. von den Malern Ludwig Thiersch (1825-1909, S. 49 mit alt einmontierter Bleistiftzeichnung des Hohen Göll (dat. 7. VII. 1896) und eh. Widmung mit U. am Trägerpapier (dat. Schönau, Köppeleck, 22. VIII. 1897)) und Franz Ferdinand Ritz (1868-1952, mit alt einmontiertem Aquarell, S. 98), dem Militär und Politiker Zeno Vinzenz Graf von Goëss (1846-1911, S. 57), dem Landwirt und Besitzer einer Baumschule Silverio Freiherr von Cesenatico Pirquet (geb. 1870, S. 118), dem Immunologen Clemens Frh. von Pirquet (mit einer eigenh. Federzeichnung - ein Skelett, das in einen Spiegel blickt - sowie einer eh. signierten Tuschzeichnung - zwei Silhouetten, dat. 2. XII. 1898; SS. 148 und 149), dem Juristen, Philologen und Lyriker Joseph Lazarini (1816-1895, S. 178) sowie von Paula, Marie, Toni und Ferdinand Aichelburg (S. 96), Marie, Therese, Sophie und Helene Esterhazy (alle 14. IV. 1900, S. 123), Louise von Thurn und Taxis (S. 166, mit einer alt einmontierten eh. [?] Federzeichnung) sowie ein möglicherweise a. d. Hand von Franz Joseph von Thurn und Taxis stammendes Blatt mit aquarellierten Wappen der Häuser Thurn und Taxis, Wilczek, Harrach, Brandis u. a. (S. 157). - Einige Bll. lose. - Beiliegend ein mit "Menu" beschr. Blatt (dat. 3. V. 1902) mit zahlr. U. in Bleistift sowie ein Lesezeichen mit U. Ella Lodrons. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Carmina Sapphica

      Ashendene Press 1903 - Limited ed. one of 150 on Japan vellum. 18.0 x 12.5 c. Pp. 41, printed in red and black, initials by hand by Graily Hewitt, the first in gold, the rest in red or blue, publisher's limp vellum, gilt lettering to spine. Presentation copy inscribed on front free end paper "F.M.J. from C.H. S+J.H. May 1904". Some ageing of vellum but an excellent association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Williamsburg Bridge: An Account of the Ceremonies Attending the Formal Opening of the Structure, December the Nineteenth, MDCCCIII

      New York: The Celbration Committee of the Board of Aldermen of the City of New York, 1903. Cloth. Very Good. Uncommon history of the ceremonies attending the 1903 opening of the Williamsburg Bridge, along with "an illustrated historical and descriptive sketch of the enterprise by Edward Hungerford". SIGNED on the front free endpaper BY PETER HOLLER (Chairman of the Alderman Committee), who, along with Mayor Seth Low, presided over the opening festivities. A solid copy to boot. Tight and VG in its mustard-yellow cloth, with light soiling to the panels and light wear along the tips. Quarto, dozens of impressive black-and-white photos thruout complementing the text. A very nice piece of turn-of-the-century New York history.

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      first edition on the current paper. Binding to bradel half carton wedge vellum way, smooth spine brown morocco room paper snakeskin boards, guards and contreplats black paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head, signed binding Gauché. Precious and beautiful autograph signed Remy de Gourmont to Charles Maurras: "... Athenian orator ..." A small tear restored in the page header which include the autograph. Nice copy pleasantly established. Mercure de France Paris 1903 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        The Communion Service According to the Use of the Church of England. Together with the Kalendar, Notes and Devotions. Edited by Vernon Stanley, Provost of the Cathedral Church of S. Andrew, Inverness

      The De La More Press, London 1903 - "The Communion Service According to the Use of the Church of England. Together with the Kalendar, Notes and Devotions. Edited by Vernon Stanley, Provost of the Cathedral Church of S. Andrew, Inverness." London, The De La More Press, 1903. First edition thus. 9 3/4" x 6 1/2". With headings printed in red. B/W full page illustrations and borders from woodblock designs by Blanche McManus, engraved by W.R.R. Quick. Full gilt and blind stamped maroon morocco by Riviere, edges extra gilt; large gilt cross on covers. Fine. 274 pages. Heradic bookplate on front pastedown; along with old catalog description. Copy #8 of 20 proposed vellum copies; signed by Alexander Moring. According to Tomkinson vellum copies were issued unbound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        The Call of the Wild

      MacMillan Company, 1903 A near fine first edition (correct statement on copyright page) in a very good original dust jacket that is unrestored, rare thus. Laid in is a check signed by Jack London. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston - 1903. First edition, Blanck's first state. Twelvemo green pictorial cloth stamped in light green, white, blue and pink. Just slightly cocked, else a fine copy. Scarce in the first state. Peter Parley to Penrod, page 121. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Albert Messein,, [Paris, 1903 - [Paris, Albert Messein, 1903 - 1904]. 71 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. In franz. Sprache. Nr. 287 von 500 num. Expl. - Kanten leicht berieben, einige Bleistift-Anm. bzw. - Anstr. im Text, schönes Expl. - "Imprimé sous le Manteau et ne se vend nulle Part". Französisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      - (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. DENSLOW'S 5 LITTLE PIGS. NY: Dillingham (Aug. 1903). 4to (8 1/2 x 11"), stiff pictorial wraps (12)p., near Fine. 1st edition. The text is revised and adapted by Denslow and is wonderfully illustrated by him in color on every page. Greene / Hearn 29I). Beautiful copy of this Denslow toy book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London: Chatto & Windus,. 1903. title page printed in red and black, original pictorial burgundy cloth, front panel stamped in blue, green and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., bottom edge rough trimmed.. Two small nicks in cloth at crown of spine panel, small stain on page. [1], else a bright, near fine copy. A nice association copy of a very. scarce book. (#147239). First edition, first issue. Presentation copy with brief inscription in Shiel's hand to fellow writer and Shiel acolyte Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong (a.k.a. John Gawsworth) on recto of title leaf: "F. A. / from M. P. Shiel." "This story is compounded of distinct elements of mystery, adventure, and romance narrative. Briefly, it is the history of Edward Denman, heir to a treasure, of his romance -- a most unsatisfactory one -- with Lucy 'Hill,' and of the efforts of the ubiquitous Hagen clan to seize Denman's hidden treasure. Barnes, a railroad engineer, is a martyr to the romance, and suffers meekly thru the fabulous antics of his social superiors. The Denman treasure is walled in a vault with literally countless doors of impregnable construction. It proves impossible to locate the treasure by breaking open the doors, so the Hagens concentrate on finding the hidden code showing the number of the vault which holds the jewels. Their machinations involve marriages of convenience, mayhem, train- wrecks, maimings, and schemings against obstacles galore. Like many of Shiel's novels, the ending is disappointing because it seems so far from according with our natural expectations." - Morse (1980). Hubin (1994), p. 737. Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), pp. 139-40.

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      Wohl Leipzig, [nach 1903]. - 545:397 mm. Hinter Glas gerahmt. Schönes, großformatiges Portrait aus dem Atelier des Hofphotographen Ernst Hoenisch, dessen Atelier in Leipzig ab dem Jahre 1903 nachgewiesen ist. - Mit gepr. Signet von Hoenischs Atelier am linken unteren Rand.

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        [Potter, Beatrix] The Tailor of Gloucester

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903. First edition. Original blue paper covered boards with triangular shaped color pictorial insert, white lettering on cover and spine. Color pictorial endpapers, frontispiece and twenty-six full page color illustrations by Potter. Slight fading to edges of boards, top of spine minor repair. A very good, tight copy.

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        The Principles of Mathematics.

      Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1903. Vol. I [all published]. Large octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and decorated gilt, covers with double rule border blocked in blind, edges untrimmed. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine slightly faded with minor stains, extremities a little rubbed, tips bumped and a little worn, hinges reinforced, internally fine; overall an excellent copy. First edition of Bertrand Russell's first important book, the aim of which was to show that the notions of continuity, infinity, space, time, matter, and motion can all be understood arithmetically, as relations between numbers, both numbers and relations being understood by him to have an objective existence independent of thought and, in particular, of the "structure of intuition" to which he had appealed in his earlier book on geometry. Ultimately Russell sought to demonstrate that mathematics is but a branch of logic. The book continues "to be studied and debated by successive generations of philosophers, and it is as the author of [this and one other] that Russell's permanent place in the history of ideas is assured" (ODNB). The Principles of Mathematics contains the first discussion of Russell's Paradox, the most famous of the paradoxes in the foundations of set theory, which so unsettled Frege when Russell revealed it to him (Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy). Russell revealed a fundamental limitation in earlier systems of symbolic logic; his solution, the theory of types, introduced the hierarchy of numbers, sets of numbers, sets of sets of numbers, etc. This system served as a vehicle for the first formalizations of the foundations of mathematics; it is still used in some philosophical investigations and in branches of computer science (Baldwin and Lessmann). The first volume was all that was ever published. Instead of proceeding on his own, Russell agreed to collaborate with his former tutor A. N. Whitehead in the production of a massive work of logic and mathematics that would serve as the second volume not only to The Principles of Mathematics, but also to Whitehead's Treatise on Universal Algebra. This was to be the Principia Mathematica, published in three volumes between 1911 and 1913.

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        Die Samoa-Inseln. Entwurf einer Monographie unter besonderer Berücksichtigung Deutsch-Samoas.

      Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, 1902/1903. - EA. 2 Bände. Mit zusammen 18 Tafeln, 44 Zeichnungen, 4 Karten sowie 192 fotogr. Abb. im Text. MIT (!) dem meist fehlenden, bisweilen dem zweiten Band nachgebundenem Anhang über die Hautkrankheiten Samoas (mit vielen Tafeln). Dekorative OGLn.-Bände mit Rücken- und Deckel-Goldprägung sowie fotogr. Deckel-Vignetten, jeweils mit Rotschnitt und Frontispiez. XII, 509 S. plus Karten-und Tafelanhang/ X, 445 S. plus Tafelanhang. Gr. 4°, 31x24,5cm. Beide Bände in ausgezeichnetem Zustand; Einbände teils gering berieben, bestoßen und etwas fleckig (Bd. II), auch der Schnitt von Bd. II teils etwas verfärbt; Bd. I hat einen kleinen Bibl.-Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, keine weiteren Bibl.-Merkmale oder Gebrauchsspuren; teils einige wenige Stockflecklein auf den ersten und letzten Seiten, sonst sehr gut, sauber und vollständig, fest in der Bindung. Zwei sehr seltene und vollständige Bände in den prächtigen Original - Einbänden. DER Klassiker der Samoa-Ethnologie von einem der ganz großen deutschen Ethnologen.

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      [Kyoto 1903, Unsodo]. Green stitched wrs., red title slip, a. very clean, bright copy, [24] double leaves = 48 full color. pages of woodcuts, 16.5 x 23.4 cm.,a trifle bit of wear to. extremities, else quite nice.. A STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE FLOWERS, GRASS & INSECTS A most stunning color woodcut book, hand printed on hand- made Washi paper. The work shows a wide variety of color flowers, grasses, insects and the last part shows several kinds of reptiles: frog, snake, lizard, and salamander. There is a substantial variety of various insects throughout the work as found in nature. * The work emphasizes the beauty of nature and all its splendid colors and variety. It also reflects the sensitivity of the artist to draw and depict nature in natural colors with the utmost drawing skill. * Takizawa was know for his nature drawings and illustrated books. * THE ARTIST: Takizawa Kiyoshi also used "SENRYU DO" as one of his "GO" or studio names, and it also means "A Dragon Was Hiding." * THE SET: The set was issued in several variant titles, such as Fish [uo no bu], Bird, Flower [ka-cho no bu] and others. Each is nicely illustrated. See Dawes for a complete list of each of the six volumes published. Each volume was published separately, and is therefore a monograph unto itself, and complete in itself as a single volume. Dawes cites a Meiji 14th year [1881] 2nd edition ? set, in our experience, we have only seen and had various different volumes with different covers and published dates. * Senryu-doh Gafu: THE COMPLETE SET: Consists of six volumes: Vol.1: BIRDS AND FLOWERS Vol.2. FISH Vol.3. MOUNTANS & WATER Vol.4. GRASS, FLOWERS, INSECTS Vol.5. PEOPLE Vol.6. FURRED ANIMALS **** PUBLISHER: Published by the celebrated author and innovator, renaissance man, Matsuzawa Hanzo. * ILLUSTRATOR: Each volume was illustrated by Takizawa Kiyoshi, a celebrated and skilled artist. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Kerlen: p. 599, no. 1451; ours is a slightly variant sub-title, but with the same title. * KSM [Kaiga] * DAWES, Leonard G.: JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.163 *** NOT LISTED IN: H. Bartlett, L. Roberts. * L. Brown: BLOCK PRINTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION IN JAPAN. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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

      Bibliophile Society, Boston 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ranching with Lords and Commons; or, Twenty Years on the Range.

      William Briggs, Toronto 1903 - Original colour-printed green cloth hard covers. Covers show slight soiling, are lightly rubbed along edges, and mildly bumped and rubbed at corners; white "sky" on front a little rubbed, and spine titling partially flaked but still legible. Edges toned. Old owner's name partially rubbed out (with some loss to paper surface) inside front cover. Pencil erasure to rear free endpaper. Tissue-guard at frontispiece lost; binding cracked there, but still holding. In all, a very handsome, square and sound copy of a scarce book. All plates present. viii,9-293+3[blank]pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hollow Land and Other Contributions to the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine.

      1903 - 8vo., original holland backed paper covered boards with paper spine label. Printed on handmade paper using Morris's Golden Type in black, with the titles and shoulder-titles printed in red. Cloth rather browned, creased and worn at headstrip, boards somewhat rubbed and soiled, label browned and creased, browning to endpapers. First edition, inscribed by Emery Walker to Margaret Dickinson, "To Mrs Margaret Dickinson from Emery Walker in remembrance of Philip Webb, Caxton, Worth, Sussex. June 21 1915." Emery Walker was a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and close friends and mentor of William Morris and Philip Webb. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GARDENERS\' CHRONICLE. A weekly illustrated Journal of Horticulture and allied Subjects. 101 Collection of 101 Volumes, without the Volumes of the Jears 1915-1918, 1921 and 1922. 79 Books in total.

      London : Gardeners Chronicle, 1903-1956. 101 Volumes, aprox. 45.000 pages, illustriert. Fol. , Bibliothekseinband Collection of 101 Volumes of the Journal. From Library-Stock, with stamps and signatures. Covers in good condition, but with signs of age and use, like small scratches and shelf-wear. Pages partly foxed. Still in good condition. We can send a PDF-File with more Photos on Demand. zqx Versand D: 5,00 EUR Gardeners Chronicle

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        [Binding, Fine- Cole, L. Averill] Songs & Sonnets of Pierre de Ronsard

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1903. First edition thus. 12mo. Exquisitely and elaborately bound by L. Averill Cole, famed American woman binder who studied under Louis Jacobs in Belgium ca. 1905. A stunning binding in full light rosy mauve crushed morocco with elaborate gilt stipple and stem working, inlaid leaves and stylized flowers with central geometric and outside inlaid brown borders, attractive inlaid and gilt-stippled bands on spine and large gilt dentelles front and back wtih inlaid circles, wavy silk endsheets doublures and endsheets. A thoroughly gorgeous binding, signed in rear dentelle: "L. Averill Cole -- The Riverside Press." # 73 of a Limited edition designed by Bruce Rogers. Fine.

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        Geschichte des Königlich Preussischen Grenadier-Regiments Graf Kleist von Nollendorf (1. Westpreussischen) Nr. 6. II. Abschnitt / Vom Jahre 1857 bis 1903. Auf Befehl des Regiments bearbeitet von Conrad Hoffmann. Oberleutnant und Adjutant des Grenadier-Regiments Graf Kleist von Nollendorf. Mit 8 Bildtafeln in Lichtdruck, 5 farbigen Fahnentafeln mit insgesamt 16 Figuren und 8 Karten in Steindruck in Hinterdeckelklapptasche (= komplett).

      Berlin, Mittler und Sohn. 1903. 1. Auflage. Gr.8°. [16,5 : 23,5 cm]. XII/407 Seiten. Frakturdruck. Schwarzer Originalleinenband mit silbergeprägten Deckelvignetten, silbergeprägten Deckelrahmungen und dezenter Rückenversilberung. (Kapitale gering berieben/bestossen und einseitig 0,5 cm eingerissen. Ecken minimal berieben. Hinterdeckeltaschenkante aufgerieben). - Ansonsten ein erfreulich gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar ohne Eintragungen. - Inhalt: Das Regiment vom Jahre 1857 bis zum Beginn des Feldzugs 1866. Die Teilnahme des Regiments am Kriege gegen Österreich 1866. Das Regiment vom Jahre 1866 bis zum Beginn des Feldzugs 1870. Die Anteilnahme des Regiments am Feldzuge gegen Frankreich 1870/71. Das Regiment unter Kaiser Wilhelm dem Grossen 1871 bis 1888. Das Regiment unter Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1888 bis zur Jetztzeit (1903). // Verzeichnis der Anlagen: 1. Ranglisten aus den Jahren 1857, 1860, 1866, Kriegsrangliste 1866, 1870 (vor dem Kriege), Kriegsranglisten von 1870 und 1871 (nach dem Kriege), 1882, 1892, 1903. 2.: Reihenfole des Zugangs der Offiziere des Regiments seit 1. 2. 1857. 3.: Reihenfolge des Abgangs der Offiziere des Regiments seit 1. 2. 1857. 4.: Die Regiments- und Bataillonskommandeure, Kompagniechefs, die Regiments- und Bataillonsadjutanten seit 1. 2. 1857. 5.: Nachweisung der in den Feldzügen 1866 und 1870/71 gefallenen Offiziere, Unteroffiziere und Mannschaften des Regiments. 6.: Namentliche Liste der mit dem Militär-Ehrenzeichen 1. und 2. Klasse sowie mit dem Eisernen Kreuz 1. und 2. Klasse Beliehenen. 7.: Kriegsgliederung des V. Armeekorps in den Feldzügen 1866 und 1870/71. 8.: Marschtafeln des Regiments in den Feldzügen 1866 und 1870/71. 9.: Kurzen Abriss der Geschichte der Fahnen des Regiments und deren Beschreibung. 10.: Das Leben des General-Feldmarschalls Grafen Kleist von Nollendorf / ein Vortrag des Obersten Unger am 6. 8. 1889. 11.: Veränderungen in der Bekleidung und Ausrüstung des Regiments seit 1857. 12.: Angabe der Gegenden, in welchen seit 1872 die Herbstübungen stattfanden. 13.: Die Garnisonen des Regiments von der Gründung an, Schlachten- und Gefechtskalender des Regiments. // Karten: Skizze zum Gefecht bei Nachod am 27. Juni 1866. Skizze zum Gefecht bei Skalitz am 18. Juni 1866. Plan zum Gefecht bei Schweinschädel. Übersichtskarte für den Feldzug 1866. Übersichtskarte zum Kriege von 1870/71. Plan zur Schlacht bei Wörth am 6. August 1870. Plan zur Schlacht bei Sedan. Plan der Westfront von Paris. Versand D: 4,70 EUR Dokumentation, Geschichte / History / Histoire, Illustriertes Buch, pictorial copy, Krieg(e), Militaria, Photographie, Zeichnungen, drawings

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        Eine Art Musterbuch für künstlerisch gewebte Seidenstoffe als Geschenk an einen Generalsekretär. Aufschrift: \"La Section Stephanoise de la societe de Geographie commerciale de Paris. A son Secretaire Perpetuel M. Charles Gauthiot, Decembre 1903.

      Paris, (1903). Folio. Format: 49 x 32 cm. 22 Blatt Karton mit montierten gewebten Mustern aus Seide mit Motiven nach zeitgenössischen Künstlern. Tafeln lose in bedruckter Halbledermappe der Zeit, innen mit Spiegeln aus gewebter Seide. *Vermutlich ein Unikat als Geschenk an Charles Gauthiot (1832-1905), den französischen Journalisten und Generalsekretär der \"Societe de Geographie commerciale de Paris\". Die im Titel genannte Bezeichnung ist auf dem Mappendeckel und ebenso auf dem ersten Stoffmuster eingeprägt. Der Inhalt der Mappe besteht aus 22 Blatt mit montierten Seidenstoffen mit eingewebten zeitgenössischen künstlerischen Motiven. - Enthält: 1. Ein Blatt mit 2 Seidenstücken im Format 17 x 14 cm, unten mit Bleistift alt bezeichnet \"Mucha\". - 2. Ein Blatt mit 4 Seidenstücken zu je 10,5 x 9,5 cm mit den 4 Jahreszeiten nach Mucha, unten alt mit Bleistift bezeichnet \"Mucha\". Dargestellt sind 4 Frauenköpfe mit Bezeichnung der Jahreszeiten und je unterschiedlichem Blattwerk im Haar. - Desweiteren 20 Blatt mit je einem großen Seidenstück (meist ca. 40 x 18 xm) mit Genremotiven nach französischen Künstlern wie Ernest Meissonier, Lionel Royer, Achille Fould, P.A. Cot, Hamza u.a. mit Landschaften, Allegorien und Genrestücken, darunter nochmals die 4 Jahreszeiten auf 4 Blatt. Das Ganze bildet eine Art Musterbuch für gewebte Seidenstoffe französischer Manufakturen mit zeitgenössischen Künstlermotiven des Fin de siecle und des Art Nouveau. - Hervorzuheben sind die 2 Blatt mit 2 bzw. 4 möglicherweise unbekannten Motiven nach Mucha. - Die Mappe scheint nach der Textwidmung auf dem Deckel und dem ersten Seidenstück ein Unikat zu sein, es gibt keinerlei weitere Hinweise auf einen etwaigen Herausgeber, Der Deckeltext ist auch im KVK oder sonst unbekannt. - Die Mappenhülle außen mit leichten Alterspuren, an den Kanten etwas berieben. Insgesamt in sehr guter und sauberer Erhaltung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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      London: Greening & Co., 1903. 12mo. lxiii, (1 blank), 107 pp. Gilt decorated purple cloth, decorated spine faded to brown, small chip to head of spine revealing an under layer of plain cloth, top page edges gilt. An otherwise very good copy. Author Henry James' copy, with his signature on front endpaper. In the introduction to this book the editors lament that Saltus in not better known, stating: "Mr. Edgar Saltus is as much of an American author as is Mr Henry James -- and no more." Perhaps James needed to find out for sure?

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        Die Gebrüder Kip.

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

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        Ode on the Intimations of Immortality. With a Frontispiece by Walter Crane, and Under the care of C.R. Ashbee.

      London: Edward Arnold, 1903., 1903. Limited to 150 copies only, all on Vellum. This copy is No. 86. Pp. 12 + (2). Publisher's vellum boards titled in gilt to spine, embossed rose with motto 'Soul is Form' to centre of upper. Hand coloured forntispiece and vignette to colophon. Hand gilt and hand coloured initials. Upper board slightly warped. Pages edges and binding a little dusty. An unusual and attractive of Wordsworth's famous poem, today viewed as is best work. The poem relies on the concept of pre-existence, the idea that the soul existed before the body, to connect children with the ability to witness the divine within nature. As children mature, they become more worldly and lose this divine vision, and the ode reveals Wordsworth's understanding of psychological development.

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        Landschaft mit Gewässer 1903.

      1903 1903 - Bleistift, mit rotem Stift quadriert und Bleistiftlinie umrandet, auf Velin, rechts unten signiert und datiert „PH-FRANCK 1903". 22,4:27,2 cm. Kleine Knickfalte in der rechten oberen Ecke und am Oberrand links. Sicher Vorlage für eine Radierung. Seine erste künstlerische Unterweisung erhielt Philipp Franck als Schüler bei dem Zeichenlehrer F. Hoff. 1877-1879 studierte er in Frankfurt am Städelschen Kunstinstitut bei J.H. Hasselhorst (1825-1904) und E. von Steinle (1810-1886). Anschließend nahm er in Kronberg bis 1881 Privatunterricht bei A. Burger (1824-1905). Ein weiterer Mitbegründer der Kronberger Malerkolonie, J.F. Dielmann (1809-1885), mit dem er freundschaftlich verbunden war, riet ihm in Düsseldorf weiterzustudieren. 1881-1887 setzte er seine Studien an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie bei E. von Gebhardt (1838-1925) und E. Dücker (1841-1916) fort. 1888-1890 folgte ein Würzburg-Aufenthalt. Anschließend legte er an der Königlichen Zeichenschule in Berlin die Prüfung als Zeichenlehrer ab. 1891/92 hatte er eine erste Lehrestelle in Halle/Saale. 1892 wurde er als Lehrer an die Staatliche Kunstschule Berlin berufen, 1898 folgte die Berufung zum Professor, 1915-1930 war er dort Direktor. Zwischen 1915 und 1939 unternahm er zahlreiche kleinere Reisen nach Kronberg. 1898 war er Mitbegründer der Berliner Sezession, deren Ausstellungen er regelmäßig beschickte. 1919 wurde er Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie. In dieser Zeit arbeitete er eng mit Max Liebermann (1847-1935) zusammen und wird zum Kreis um L. Corinth (1858-1935) gezählt. Philipp Franck, der eine grundlegende Reform des Zeichenunterrichts in Preußen durchsetzte, verfaßte hierzu zwei Handbücher für den Zeichen- und Kunstunterricht.

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        The Crimson Fairy Book.

      New York, London, and Bombay: Longmans Green and Co, 91 and 93 Fifth Avenue, 1903, 1st; crimson cloth boards with tiny flowers, fairies, and a Knight and the Dragon and a standing knight on the spine; pink front endpapers with crimson drawing of fairy heralds in the sky, rear endpapers blue blue green drawing of fairy riding on a bat with drowsing fairy asleep on the moon, gilt all around; 8 tissue guarded coloured plates including frontis, and 35 black and white full plates, all as issued, other drawings in text; 8vo.; 371 pp - CONDITION: Good Plus; Christmas inscription written lightly on back of frontis, Lavinia Lauderdale has written her name on the Contents page and made a neat dash after each story in some kind of code, erased but still visible; gilt bright on top board, almost illegible on spine, extrems worn through; a little foxing on a few pages but generally very clean and flat though darkening; several separations showing net but fairly solid with hinges intact, bottom edge gilt rubbed, plates in nice condition, several tissue guards have chips or wear and one tissue guard is missing. Juvenile hardback . ABE Heritage Seller since 1996; conservative AB condition grading. We ship all our books in cardboard protection. International shipping. /H. J. Ford, illustrator. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Architekturschatz. Eine Sammlung von Aufnahmen, Mustergilt, Bauwerke, Architekturtheile, und Details von Meistern Baukunst aller Zeiten und Länder

      Leipzig: Baumgärtner's Buckhandlung, 1903. Original. Folio. Content Good to VG/Covers Poor but protective: Front cover tearing along spine. Pages are brittle; four preliminary pages and a few plates have chips to edges, but not enough to affect the images or text. Former owner's name (B. Besabotnoff, Berlin) on front cover in ink, but there is no information anywhere on the Internet about this name/person.. Oversize folio of green cloth over front/back boards; dark green lettering on front board. Spine is not board-reinforced. Top, bottom, and fore edges protected by un-reinforced green cloth now only attached to back cover. Contains 304 loose sheets: Title page, 3 pages with list of plates, and the 300 bw plates (collated, all plates present). Heavy and will require extra postage (10 pounds/ 4.5 kilos). Series of photographs of German "architectural treasures" taken from 1897 to 1903 by architect Hermann Ruckwardt. Baumgartner's published this in 1897, 1902, and 1903. This is the 1903 edition which includes the "latest" photos by Ruckwardt.Table of contents lists the buildings and their architects. Some floor plans are also reproduced. A treasure trove of historic architectural interior and exterior patterns, gilt, buildings, parts, and details. Includes all sorts of villas, bridges, churches (including superb organs), synagogues, palaces, and other buildings throughout Germany and some in Budapest, Copenhagen, and Vienna. The list of plates includes the building/bridge/etc., its location, the particular view (front, bedroom, etc.) and the name of the architect and, in some cases, the year. The plates aslo include this information and the year of the actual photo. Because these photos are pre-World War (both), many of these places either no longer exist or were heavily restored. This is, therefore, a valuable reference for architectural historians, architectural sculptors, clergy, and anyone who simply appreciates beautiful photos of beautiful architecture. Scarce. Only 6 copies exist in Worldcat, and only 3 are this edition. A true find!

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        Meisterwerke der deutschen Glasmalerei 100 Tafeln

      Baumgärtner s Buchhandlung Leipzig 1903 - 100 Tafeln in Lichtdruck nebst einem Begleitwort von Franz Sales Meyer, Professor an der Großherzogl. Kunstgewerbeschule Karlsruhe, herausgegeben vom Badischen Kunstgewerbe-Verein aus Anlaß der im Jahre 1901 stattgefundenen Glasmalereiausstellung zu Karlsruhe, 32 x 42 cm Mappe staubig, Tafeln in Ordnung (1 Tafel mit einem kleinen Klebestreifen an der Rückseite) de 116 S. 5100 g

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        Manuscript. "Ecclesiastes[,] or the preacher.

      No place [Park Ridge, IL; Hingham, MA] 8vo (21 x 13 cm; 8.25" x 5.125"). [56] ff.. no date [ca. 1903–06] Frederic W. Goudy is famous as a type designer, owner of a press, advocate of good type design in all print media, and an inspiring spirit of the American fine press movement at the beginning of the 20th century. We know that he took some of his own inspiration from the British and American Arts and Crafts movement and its interest in medieval manuscripts. Virtually unknown is his creation of medieval-inspired manuscripts, indited on parchment, illuminated, hand-colored, illustrated, and then bound appropriately. He created this rendering of Ecclesiastes without providing a colophon but did initial the title-page thus tying its creation to him. The overall style would point to the 1890s. The first leaf bears a gilt border on the recto but is otherwise blank; this is followed by two blank leaves, then the title-leaf. The recto bears an asymmetrical illuminated and polychromatic four-element border filling the top, inner, and bottom sides. The wording is presented in a modified serif with the "E" of Ecclesiastes done in red on a gold field with some white floral elements, and the "P" of "Preacher" is in red with black hashing. The verso is blank as is the next leaf. The biblical text begins on 6r and all of the text leaves bear illuminated, polychromatic, and illustrated borders on two of the four sides of the page. => Each border is unique, there are no repeats. The text is enlivened with infills of red, green, and gold, as well as vines and even bowls with flowers. The many human faces that appear in some of the borders may well be those of friends, neighbors, or acquaintances. The leaf/page construction of the manuscript is this, with a very few exceptions: a leaf of parchment is folded in half and sewn to the binding at the open end, thus leaving inner "pages" blank, as with Asian books. The text of this manuscript, then, is present on the outer surfaces of the folded leaves. Binding: Dark brown leather with a richly embossed border on the covers that has been gilt over the embossing, and an inner frame offering a central lobed oval with pendants and corner pieces with arabesque designs on a gold ground. Modeled on that "used in the 17th and 18th centuries to produce sharp inlaid medallion designs of the Persian-style binding. The supporting board was hollowed out in the exact shape of the stamp to be used, then the dampened leather was placed over the board. When applied to the leather, the heated stamp molded into the contours of the board and created a deep impression. The gilt patterns were applied to paper, perhaps because paper took the gilding more readily than leather. The paper was then placed between the leather and the stamp, hence becoming sealed to the leather during the stamping process" (Beinecke Library Exhibit "Islamic Books and Bookbinding," Arabic ms. 166, ). Pastedowns of lighter brown leather with inlaid blue leather central lobed oval; pendants and corner pieces with arabesque designs All edges gilt. Binding as above, spine expertly repaired using the Japanese long-fiber method and then toned. One blank leaf with a cut. Folded edges of two bifolia partially opened. => A beautiful, curious, and sumptuous production; an extraordinary relic of a legend in lettering.

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