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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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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, http://www.library.yale.edu/neareast/exhibitions/Islamic_book2.html ). 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.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Prince Henry of Prussia in America: Historical Review of His Highness' American Travels

      New York: The Elite Art Press, 1903. 1st. Hardcover. Good. A WONDERFUL DOCUMENT IN THE WARM HISTORY OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY GERMAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS. The very uncommon 1903 1st edition of this exhaustive retelling of the historic trip made to The United States by Prussia's Prince Henry (brother of Kaiser Wilhelm) in early 1902. The 1st edition was also called the "Imperial Purple Edition", intended to impress in its luxury and scale, and was limited to only 1,000 copies. Surprisingly, the binding of this very heavy (14+ lbs.), thick folio has held up nicely and is very strong. The front cover though show considerable pealing along the front hinge and there's notable fading as well along the spine, making this copy Good+ only. Top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. Crisp black-and-white portraits thruout (including J.P. Morgan) and a nicely-printed text on thick, high-quality paper. In spite of the chipping along the front cover, this remains a solid, presentable copy of what must be a truly uncommon title in its original 1903 printing.

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        La légende de Soeur Béatrix.

      Paris: Librairie A. Rouquette 4to (25 cm, 9.84"). [2] ff., 67, [1] pp.; [68] ff.. 1903 Beautiful and scarce. This is signed => no. 1 of an edition of 150 on Japan paper (there were also 10 on "papier vélin" re-imposed in 4s) color printed and with watercoloring after the original by Henri Caruchet, the coloring executed under his direction by artists at the atelier of A. Charpentier et Fils. The title-page is printed in red and black, with Soeur Béatrix's face in a central medallion of blue, grey, and white. This volume for connoisseurs offers two distinct parts: first, the text printed and all the illustrations present as fully colored, delicately washed in shades of pink, blue, purple, grey, white, and earth tones; and second, a set of the illustrations in proofs uncolored and without text. Most of the illustrations in both suites are => initialed by Caruchet. Jean Emmanuel Charles Nodier (1780–1844) was a French author and librarian, appointed to the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal in 1824. His literary style => much influenced the Romantics, including Victor Hugo and Alfred de Musset. This legend, first published in La Revue de Paris (1838), is representative of his fantastical oeuvre. It was later adapted into a French opera (Béatrice, 1914) and a film (1923). Signed Binding: Crushed half milk chocolate morocco over marbled paper boards signed "V. Champs," gilt author, title, and date to spine; patterned marbled endpapers (different from the covers). Original gilt and hand-colored stiff cream wrappers bound in, showing Béatrix full-figure on the front, her hands extended outward beneath the gilt title. Provenance: An initialed ink inscription beneath the Justification du tirage states this copy was "Offert à Madame Conquet" — who must have been related to => M.L. Conquet, "the great Paris publisher of works of the romantic school," whose publications were famous for being very limited editions and for the "high artistic quality of their illustrations" ("Books and Authors," The New York Times, 26 March 1898). Binding as above. One small nick on the front leather near the spine, and board extremities (paper and leather) lightly rubbed. The publisher's embossed authentication stamp below the limitation statement. Text clean, unblemished. => Simply, excellent.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Ansichten von Frankfurt am Main zur Zeit des jungen Goethe. Ansichten von Frankfurt am Main im achtzehnten Jahrhundert. Nach Handzeichnungen von Johann Kaspar Zehender. Mit erläuterndem Text von Dr. A. Hammeran.

      Frankfurt am Main, Jügel, 1903 - 1904. Erste (1.) Auflage. 3 Hefte (alles). 12 S., 6 S.und 6 Seiten mit insgesamt 30 Tafeln. Ouer Gr.-Fol., bedruckte Orig.-Umschläge, Titel mit floraler Bordüre gerahmt. In Orig.-Hln. Flügelmappe mit Schließbändchen. Deckel mit Buntpapier bezogen, ovales Lederschild mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf Vorderdeckel montiert. Nicht bei Demandt und Sauer ; Baer & Co. Francofurtensien-Katalog 835 ; Sammlung Goldschmidt 1368 ; Katalog St. Goar 414. Seltenes Ansichtenwerk von Frankfurt a.M., mit sehr schönen Gesamt- und Detailansichten. Einschlagklappen der Mappe gebräunt, eine mit Einriß, Schließbänder fehlen, Tafeln teils leicht gebräunt, Taf. 14 fleckig, 1 Titelblatt mit Randeinriß, eine Ecke von Lieferung 3 leicht gestaucht. Gutes Exemplar. So komplett von großer Seltenheit, letztmals vor über 20 Jahren auf einer Auktion. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt /M., Alt-Frankfurt, Frankofurtensien, Francofurtensien, Goethe, Ansichten,

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        The Essex House song book : being the collection of songs formed for the singers of the Guild of Handicraft

      Essex House Press 1903 - Limited ed. 106/200. 24.0 x 18.0 cm. Pp. vii, 40, 24, 44, 32,52, 28, 20, 24, 76, 60, xxiv, forming ten parts complete. Printed in red and black with musical notation and decorative initial letters. Bound in original 1/2 vellum with japan-vellum covered boards, gilt letterig to spine. Binding slightly creased and blotchy, new end papers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      The Lakeside Press,, Chicago: 1903 - Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the front board and gilt text on the spine with a minor dent to the upper end of the spine just over the "The" in the title giving it a bumpy texture. The gilt in the top bar of the letter "T" in that word is very slightly worn as are the letters "es" in "Lakeside" and the "e" in "Press" at the base of the spine. The gilt text is otherwise very bright and clean. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind within this copy. This is the first Lakeside Classic which was issued at Christmas time in 1903 and is quite uncommon. A highly collectible copy of a rather uncommon and seldom found title. [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, Ginevra 1903 - 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 l intento di conquistare i contadini poveri alla causa rivoluzionaria. Dall 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, l opuscolo contiene il progetto del programma del Partito Socialdemocratico Russo. Edizione originale, rara. 16mo (cm.16), 92 pp., 2 cc.nn. (bianche). Testo in caratteri cirillici. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        All The World's Fighting Ships 1903.

      Sampson Low Marston & Co. Ltd., London 1903 - 1st Ed., reclad in green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, preserving the orig. first adv. on back of front cover, the two top edges of covers bumped, slight foxing on the 4 adv. papers in front, pages slightly darkened by age. Outside as new, inside VG+. Oblong Quarto ( 7¾" x 12¼"; 20x31cm). 267pp. (+ 4p. Index II). Thumb index for each country. +++ No owner's name, no ex-Library, no Exlibris, no marks. Some pages slightly tanned around edges, thuimb index darkened, few and very moderate signs of wear. A very well preserved copy of this scarce sixth issue, and a beautiful collector's item. +++ THIS ITEM IS PART OF A 55-YEARS-OLD COLLECTION OF JANES (98 vols.), BRASSEYS (104 vols.) AND LES FLOTTES DE COMBAT (23 vols.) WHICH IS BEING SOLD HERE AND NOW. Each order of more than two volumes at a time will be sent without shipping charges. For further photos and/or informations just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and we'll be pleased to help. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis, Internet-Antiquariat]
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        Encyklopädie der Mikroskopischen Technik mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Färbelehre. Band 1-2 cpl.

      Urban & Schwarzenberg Berlin, Wien 1903 ( Erste Ausgabe ) Band 1 - 2 mit VI, 1500 Seiten sowie zusammen 134 Abbildungen ( teils in Holzstich ) im Text. Jeweils in Bibliothekshalbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, Klein4°. >>Eines der umfangreichsten und bedeutendsten Werke zu allen Bereichen der Mikroskopischen Methodologie. Die lexikalisch angelegten Bände werden im am Ende des zweiten Bandes auch durch ein \'Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der zitierten Autoren\' erschlossen. >> Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bibliotheksmarken auf den schmalen Einbandrücken. Innen Bibliotheksstempel udn -vermerke, wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. - Die vorliegende Erste Ausgabe ist sehr selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 2900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Mikroskop, Mikroskopie, Färbelehre, Färbung, Paul Ehrlich, Enzyklopädie

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hannover 25 IV 1903 - 4°. 1 Seite. Briefpapier »Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung«. An den Herausgeber des »Kunstwartes«, Ferdinand Avenarius (1856-1923). ? »Sehr geehrter Herr, wollen Sie bitte die Freundlichkeit haben, mir meine Arbeit über den Schutz der Naturdenkmäler - botanische Werkbücher - zurückzusenden. Ich habe Verwendung für meine Zeitung.« Er wünscht ferner die Rückgabe des geschickten Rezensionsexemplares von »Mein goldenes Buch« und schließt: »Besten Dank zuvor. Hochachtungsvoll Hermann Löns Chefred[akteur] d[er] H[annoverschen] A[llgemeinen] Z[ei]t[un]g.« ? Bevor Löns sich als freier Schriftsteller etablierte, arbeitet er 1893-1902 bei verschiedenen Zeitungen in Hannover. Seine ersten Veröffentlichungen, darunter die erwähnte Lyriksammlung »Mein Goldenes Buch«, wurden von dem Zeitungsverlag Schaper herausgegeben. ? Geringer Falzeinriß. 600 g gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kratskog. Historier og skitser.

      København 1903. 289 + (2) s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd

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        [CRUISE TO CHEFOO ON THE U.S.S. WEST ELDARA].

      [Chefoo 1903-1919]. Brown cloth photo album, 28.5 x 18.5 cm.. very good, black paper pagers, most photos attached with. corners, other glued down, clean photos, strong clear. images, no fading, a very nice early example. OBSCURE SOURCE. AMERICAN NAVAL OFFICER'S VISIT TO CHEFOO CHINA, 1903-1904 This album was photographed and compiled by Ensign Schmiltz, U.S. Navy, an officer stationed aboard the U.S.S. West Eldora from 1903-1919. It consists of [16] black album pages, with 43 b.w. photos, the Chefoo [1903-1904] are sepia-tones, some of the others silver-gelatin types, very good, no damage, by and large all images are clear, and vary in size, the largest is 14 x 10 cm., smallest ca. 4.3 x 7.3 cm. The breakdown of photos by page number, number of photos, content and size are: * Pages 1-5: 8 each: 27 x 17.5 cm. of Chefoo, 1903-1904, includes two photos showing snow fall * Page 6: 2 each: 11.2 x 9 cm. the Chinese cruiser "Hai-tein" wrecked on Elliot Island 1904. * Page 7: 2 each: 14 x 9.8 cm. "Transportation" 1903, shows two horses carrying a large basket or pipe. . 12.7 x 10.3 cm. U.S.S. New Orleans, homeward bound Manila Bay 1904, U.S.S. Kentucky in foreground. * Page 8: 4 each: a. 17.3 x 11.6 cm. Photo of the West Eldora, 1918. b. 2 each: 14.3 x 16. . Capt. Tibbets [see below for more about the ship's . commanding officer]. . Mr. Galey 12.21.[19]18 [Ensign] c. 17.2 x 11.7 cm. U.S.S. West Eldora 12,26,[19]18 * Page 9: 2 each: a. 5.8 x 8.2 cm. Lt. Y.M. Le Bitoun b. 17.5 x 12 cm. Ens. G.C.G. 12.26.[1918 [Ensign Galey] * Page 10: 4 each a.6.2 x 8.9 cm. [Ens. Galey] b. 10.8 x 6.3 cm. Seattle Lake Wash. Canal Locks 1921. c, d. [2 each] 7.4 x 4.6 cm. Two photos of Eldara in high & very rough seas, 12.27.[19]18, "Poole Bathing." * Page 11: 3 each: a, b 11.8 x 7 cm. Rough seas with waves washing over the ship deck 12.28.[19]18 c. U.S.S. Eladra entering Panama Canal 1.3.[19]19. * Page 12: 4 each: Panama Canal: 4 photos: 2 of the Gulebra Cut and 2 smaller ones 12.29.[19]18 * Page 13: 5 each: Panama canal, arrival in New York 4.1919 * Page 14: 4 each: Camouflaged vessel 1918, meeting at see of the U.S. Hospital ship "Solace" 1918 [2 each]; Rock of Gibraltar 2.19.[19]19. * Page 15: 4 each: Camouflaged ship "Gibraltar 2.11.[19]19; Sultans Harem Constantinople 2.23.[19]19; small photo of very rough seas taking on water on the deck; Antwerp Holland from river Scheldt 1918. * Page 16: 2 each: Ens. Schmiltz 12.26.[19]18 & Another of him 1918. **** ABOUT THE U.S.S. WEST ELDARA West Eldora briefly served with the U.S. Navy in the immediate postwar World War I period as the auxiliary ship USS West Eldara (ID-3704), she was in service: 23 Nov 18-16 Sept. 1942 Renamed: 1918: USS West Eldara 1919: West Eldara 1936: Mae Fate: Sunk by U-515, 17 September 1942. * U.S. Navy service, 1918-1919. West Eldara was launched on 14 October 1918, and completed over the next few weeks. Delivered just too late to see service in the war, she was commissioned into the Navy on 23 November at the Puget Sound Navy Yard for operation with the Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS) as USS West Eldara (ID-3704). Lt Comdr. John P. Tibbets, USNRF, was placed in command. See a photo of him in this album. * West Eldara sailed on 8 December, 1918 for San Francisco, California, entering the Mare Island Navy Yard six days later for repairs to her steering gear. Four days after Christmas, the ship got underway from the west coast, bound via the Panama Canal for New York, where she arrived on 14 January 1919. With a cargo of flour and lard, West Eldara departed for Europe on the 24th. Upon her arrival at Gibraltar, the ship was routed on to the Near East, and on 12 February, headed for Constantinople, arriving on the 22nd. Our album documents and records photos of the above. * After discharging her cargo, West Eldara returned via Gibraltar to the United States, arriving at New York on 7 April. On 16 April the ship departed N.Y. with a cargo of Army supplies destined for Antwerp and Plymouth, England. The vessel departed the British Isles on 12 May bound once more for New York, where she arrived on the 29th. On 4 June, West Eldara was decommissioned and returned the same day to the stewardship of the USSB. [extracted from wikipedia below] **** Our album follows for the most part the above wikipedia citation of her voyage. However, there is no date stating just which ship's Ensign Schmiltz was stationed on when he visited Tsingtao area [Qingdao, in Shandong province] and stay at Chefoo [Yantai] just above Wei Hai, in an early visit with photos dating 1903-1904. *** OTHER BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES: Silverstone, Paul H. (2006): The New Navy, 1883-1922. * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_West_Eldara *** 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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        Flora and Sylva. A monthly review for lovers of garden, woodland, tree or flower; new and rare plants, trees, shrubs, and fruits, (in 3 Bänden),

      London, 1903-1905. - Mit zahlreichen lithographierten Tafeln, 1 Bl., 324 Seiten; 1 Bl., 392 Seiten; 1 Bl., 360 Seiten, Schönes unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe der schönen Pflanzenmonographie. Herausgegeben von dem irischen Schriftsteller und Gärtner William Robinson (1838-1935), der seine Vorstellung eines ursprünglichen, natürlichen und wilden Gartens in zahlreichen Schriften propagierte Sprache: Deutsch 4°, blauer OPp mit Kopfgoldchnitt [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Ivory Trader in North Kenia *****SIGNED 1ST EDITION****

      Longmans, Green & Co, London 1903 - London: Longmans, Green and Co. - author is A Arkell - Hardwick, 1903. Hardcover. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. First Edition. Publisher's pictorial gilt stamped blue cloth, showing a native with a shield and spear in gilt. Complete with all illustrations and folding map. Very scarce and sought after - one of the most exciting elephant hunting books ever written. Book has tired and worn boards - good condition - the frontispiece has come out of the book but could probably be easily re-attached - it is the inscription on the reverse of this that makes this book even more special - the author has written -To Sidney Dorington on his 25th birthday from his sincere friend a arkell-hardwick. june 19th 1903. p [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE ISLAND OF FORMOSA: Historical View from 1430 to 1900 History, People, Resour

      Yokohama 1903, Kelly & Walsh. Green cloth, neatly rebacked,. very good, 646+28+46p., color map,166 b.w. illus. & diagrams. large foldout map, pages 417-424 in facsimile, top gilt.. R A R E. THE GREATEST COMPREHENSIVE MONOGRAPH ON THE ISLAND EMPIRE SUBTITLE: cont. Tea, Camphor, Sugar, Gold, Coal, Sulphur, Economical Plants, and other Products. This excellent & com- prehensive work was written by the then U.S. Consul. This source begins with Formosa's first known visitors, then un- der the Dutch, the Kingdom of Koxinga, a Chinese posses- sion,visited by Benyowsky 1771, foreign intercourse and mas- sacre of British subjects 1801-1847, wrecks and outrages on Navagators to 1867. Japanese Expedition of 1874, opened to foreign trade 1868, French campaign in Formosa as a province of China, Japanese occupation of the pescdores & War 1895. Rise of Formosan Republic, Japanese occupation. The tea, ca- mphor, sugar, gold, coal petroleum, gas, sulphur and salt industries. With a fascinating study on the economic plants, inhabitants, folk-culture. Japanese administration, society, education, justice, crime, sanitation, finance, defence,com- munications, posts, shipping, trade &c. A superb source.RARE 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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        Hakluyt's Voyages: The principal navigations, voyages, traffiques & discoveries of the English nation made by sea or over-land to the remote and distant quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 yeeres (12 volume set)

      J. MacLehose and sons, 1903-1905. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 volume set. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with gold lettering and clam shell on spine. Gold seal, Auxilo Divino on cover. 23 cm. Hardcover. Good bindings and covers. Top edge gilt. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor marginal spotting to edges and end pages. Many fold outs, maps, illustrations. Provenance: Signed, W. Morton Johnson Woodleigh Altrincham. Johnson was a member of the Hakluyt society. Reprint of the 1598-1600 edition. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Principle. See our pictures.

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        April Twilights.

      Boston, Badger, 1903., 1903. 8vo. Two-colour title, [blank], 52pp., [double blank]. In recent dark green morocco gilt. Publisher's paper covered brown boards, with paper label to upper bound in. FIRST EDITION. Cather's first published book.

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        RANCHING WITH LORDS AND COMMONS; OR TWENTY YEARS ON THE RANGE. BEING A RECORD OF ACTUAL FACTS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CATTLE INDUSTRY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES OF CANADA; AND COMPRISING THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE FORMATION AND CAREER OF A GREAT CATTLE COMPANY.

      William Briggs, [1903]., 1903. First edition. 8vo. Inked presentation inscription to Canadian Pacific Railway magnate Sir William "Billy" Van Horne "To Sir B. Van Horne with the compliments of the author. John R. Craig, Montreal, November 19th 1903." Pictorial cloth, vii [blank], 293 pp., preface, illustrated, plates, portraits, frontispiece. Six Score 25 says, "Craig was an American who became manager of the Oxley Ranch in the province of Alberta during the 1880s. The book recounts a classic example of absentee ownership [by the British lords and commons referred to in the title] and the subsequent mismanagement brought about by conflicts between Craig and the owners. This book and that by L.V. Kelly are the best two books on Canadian ranching. Craig was bitter about his experience and his narrative is one-sided. For the owner's side, see A. Staveley Hill's FROM HOME TO HOME." From the library of William "Billy" Van Horne, former President of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Van Horne was active in southern Alberta, completing the transcontinental railway and overseeing the construction of the Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta. Van Horne spent his later years in Montreal (where this book was inscribed), serving as a governor of McGill University from 1895 until his death. A wonderful association copy, inscribed to Van Horne in the year of publication, of an already scarce and important book on Canadian ranching. Top edges and fore-margins of most pages have a light, old water stain, cloth lightly rubbed, repair to cloth along the foot of spine, black & white coloring on the front cover is bright, as is spine panel, else an overall very good copy.

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        A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS.

      - Fifth edition. Revised and brought up to date, with na appendix of recently added species and with four hundred plates specially corrected for this edition, and all coloured by hand. By the Rev?.B.A. Rector of Nunburnholme, Yorkshire. Honorary member of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society. In Six Volumes. Volume the First (to Volume the Sixth). ?Gloria in excelsis Deo? John C. Nimmo, L.td. London. MDCCCCIII (1903) De 27x20cm. Com 6 Volumes de xx-318, vi-288, vi-281, vi-258, vi-232 e vi -252 págs. Encadernações do editor em pele, com representações de pássaros gravadas a ouro nas pastas e nas lombadas. Obra ilustrada com 400 gravuras coloridas à mão em folhas extratexto, representando as espécies de aves descritas no texto Esta edição tem prefácio do autor e inclui os prefácios escritos para as 3 primeiras edições da obra. Sobre cada uma das aves são transcritos poemas ou extratos dos mais célebres poetas ingleses. São referidas muitas aves que também existem em Portugal, na Madeira, Açores e Cabo Verde. A ideia desta obra pioneira na descrição de aves foi do impressor Benjamin Fawcett que convidou Morris para a escrever. O encarregado de delinear as gravuras foi Alexander Francis Lydon que teve o apoio de uma equipa de artistas femininas para colorir cada uma à mão. Morris tornou-se um dos precursores da luta pela preservação das espécies e participou na fundação da Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Location/localizacao: SDC 1-3-D-1

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        Australasia : The Britains Of The South.

      Cassell, London 1903 - 196pp.illustrated. Full polished tree calf with gilt dentelles ,five gilt decorated compartments and gilt lettered red morocco title lable on spinee embellished with the Newport I. W. Gammar school gilt embossed motif.Marbled edges and endpapers. School prize award certificate for 1909 on front paste down.Front cover chipped.Asingle tear in part of the margin of page 145. Size: Octavo -1 2 x16 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fortschritte der Veterinär-Hygiene: 1.- 4.Jahrgang in 4 Bänden ( Alles Erschienene )

      Louis Marcus Verlagsbuchhandlung, Berlin 1903 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1903 - 1906 mit Beiträgen zahlreicher Autoren zu Themen wie: Öffentliches Veterinärwesen - Allgemeine Bakteriologie und Untersuchungsmethoden - Desinfektion - Ernährung einschließlich der Fleisch- und Milchhygiene - Immunität und Schutzimpfung - Infektionskrankheiten - Parasitologie und Invasionskrankheiten - Versicherungswesen - Wasser, Luft, Boden, Klima - Bauhygiene u.a.). Je Jahrgang mehrere Hefte in einem Band. Jeweils in goldgeprägten Oln, 4°. Jahrgang 1: mit XII, 348 Seiten, einigen Textabbildungen sowie 2 farbig lithographierten Tafeln ( Fischoeder: Milzbrand ) sowie allerlei Blätter mit teils illustrierten Anzeigen; Jahrgang 2: mit XII, 328 Seiten und 1 Textillustration; Jahrgang 3: mit VII, 288 Seiten, einigen Textillustrationen und 4 Tafeln in Lichtdruck ( Fischoeder: Milzbrand ); Jahrgang IV: mit 288 Seiten und 3 Abbildungen. Die ersten 2 Bände jeweils mit Inhaltsverzeichnis, Namensregister und Sachverzeichnis, der dritte Band mit Inhaltsverzeichnis, Band 4 ohne Register. ( In der unter der Bestellnummer 3501 ebenfalls bei mir vorhandenen Ausgabe befindet sich in Band 4 ein vorn montierter handschriftlicher Zettel von alter Hand vom 5.3.1908 : " Diese Zeitschrift ging mit dem 1.April 1907 ein. Ein Inhaltsverzeichnis ist nach Mitteilung des Verlegers nicht erschienen ".). Einbände teils etwas fleckig und angestaubt, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, Bibliotheksschildchen jeweils auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken. Innen 2 Bände leicht wasserranding am oberen Rand, Seiten teils etwas fleckig, 1 Band etwas abweichend in schlichtes graues Leinen gebunden. - selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 3750 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Courtiers and Favourites of Royalty.

      Paris: Societé des Bibliophiles; London & New York: Merrill and Baker,, [1903]. 20 volumes, octavo (220 x 147 mm). Finely bound in contemporary brown half levant morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, blue flowers onlaid in compartments, marbled sides ruled in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers, title pages printed in red and black. Colour frontispieces, photogravure plates throughout, with captioned tissue guards. Spines evenly faded to tan. An excellent set. The Astral Edition. Limited to 50 sets in English, of which this is number 34. A handsome library set, collecting the memoirs and biographies of nine famous French "courtiers and favourites", namely, Henry IV, Cardinal Richelieu, Cardinal de Retz, Jean-François Marmontel, Madame d'Epinay, Madame du Barry, Talleyrand, Fouché and Empress Josephine.

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        PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND THE HUGO COWBOYS

      Gowdy-Simmons Press, [1903]., 1903. First edition. Oblong 8vo printed, string-tied wrappers, 23 leaves, each with mounted, full-page, half-tone photographs. Sherman was publisher, editor, and photographer. Theodore Roosevelt visited Hugo, Colorado, in 1903 during his eight-week tour of the American West. Roosevelt's visit is pictured in four photographs with him in presidential clothing enjoying a meal out on the range with the cowboys. Also there are terrific range photographs around the area, life in camp, activities, etc. A "range rarity" missed by Ramon Adams' Rampaging Herd. Sherman described himself as a "cowboy artist." Light wear to the fore-edges of the over-sized covers else internally clean. A choice item and scarce.

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        TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM

      1903 - London: Macmillan and Co., 1903. 6 pp undated ads plus 16 pp ads dated "20.9.03." Original blind-stamped olive green cloth. First Edition of this collection of thirteen tales of fantasy and the supernatural -- probably the least-known of Wells's fantastical titles. Included are "The Magic Shop," "The Valley of Spiders," "The Inexperienced Ghost" and "The Stolen Body." Quoting from this book's own ad catalogue.~This volume of short stories. opens with the history of an inventor who commits suicide rather than risk his life in the flying machine which he has invented [it was not until December 1903 that the Wright Brothers first made a successful flight]. Mr. Wells's fantastic imagination is fed by the possibilities of scientific control over nature, and dwells constantly on the fact that new and hardly realised agencies of power are being brought within the reach of human beings who have not grown up to them. He is much haunted too with thoughts of life about us, divided from ours by a thin barrier, and several of the stories deal with the supernatural naturalistically treated.~This is an unusually fine, bright copy (some foxing of the endpapers as always) -- of a none-too-common title. Wells Soc. 23; Hammond C5. Housed in a cloth clamshell case with leather label. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DURBAR

      London: Adam & Charles Black, 1903. First Edition, LIMITED ISSUE DELUXE OF 1000 COPIES of this beautiful A & C Black title. This copy out of series and unnumbered. With 100 wonderful plates in full colour by Mortimer Menpes with captioned tissue guards. 4to, in publisher's deluxe binding of ivory cloth with elaborate decorations in Delhi style in gilt, red and blue on the upper cover and spine, the decoration featuring golden peacocks and a magnificent flowering tree, also lettered in gilt on both cover and spine, board edges beveled, blue silk ribbon marker and t.e.g. xii, 210 pp. A superb copy, unusually fine and bright and clean, the text and plates pristine, the ivory cloth in wonderful state of preservation with only the lightest hint of mellowing at the spine, a truly beautiful copy. FIRST EDITION DELUXE OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK OF ONE OF THE GREATEST CEREMONIAL PROCEEDINGS FROM THE AGE OF BRITISH IMPERIAL INDIA. The Menpes recorded in words and paintings their experiences from Camp Number One during the Coronation Durbar, held in Delhi to celebrate the accession of Edward VII to the British throne and title of Emperor of India. This ceremony was presided over by the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. This was the second of the Delhi Durbars, which were great ceremonial gatherings held as demonstrations of loyalty to the crown. The first was held in 1877 for the proclamation of Queen Victoria as the first Empress of India. The second was far more splendid with increased ceremony and grandeur. The two full weeks of festivities were devised in meticulous detail by Lord Curzon. It was a dazzling display of pomp, power and split-second coordination. Neither its predecessor nor the Durbar held in 1911 could match the pageantry of Lord Curzon’s 1903 festivities. Mempes' paintings include many portraits, military processionals, shows, events, marches and state functions. While very impressive in artist talent and style, they are also historically important artifacts of one of the grandest moments of the British Empire at its pinnacle.

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        TERRIERS and TOYS: TWENTY-FIVE PHOTOGRAVURES Including His Majesty The King's Irish Terrier "Jack" (Complete)

      London: Berlin Photographic Company, 1903. Earl, Maud (British, 1863-1943). TERRIERS & TOYS: Twenty five photogravures, including His Majesty The King's Irish Terrier 'Jack.' London: The Berlin Photographic Company, 1903. Five leaves (title, half-title, contents) on laid paper with the Abbey Mills and crown watermark, the photogravures on wove paper. Signed and numbered 190/500 in brown ink. Printed by the Chiswick Press. The photogravures loose within the original olive green portfolio, folio, 23 1/16" x 18 1/8 in. (58.5 x 45 cm.) This is a pleasant example of the complete folio, originally produced in tandem with Earl's one-woman show at Graves's Galleries in London in 1903. Light wear and scuffing to portfolio; skillfully repaired tears to title leaf and half-title leaves, some moderate browning to most of the mounting sheets; but foxing to only one of the prints themselves. Very Good indeed. The original subscription price was a whopping (for the era) seventy guineas and the entire limitation of 500 was sold out by the following year according to the records of The Berlin Photographic Company. World Cat records not a single institutional library copy. There are few recorded auction records, the high mark for a complete TERRIERS & TOYS is $21,600 set in 2006, and the most current example to appear at public sale fetched $10,000 in 2014. Maud Earl is generally considered Britain's most famous and accomplished female canine artist. She was commissioned to paint dogs belonging to both Queen Victoria and King Edward VII; she further exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, and held several one person exhibitions in London, including the one celebrated by this portfolio which represents an extraordinary record of pure bred terriers and toy dogs from the turn of that century. Gray's Sporting Journal describes Maud Earl's graceful and charming, uncluttered compositions "as being of spirited style and light touch, her dogs are carefully drawn with just enough loosely painted detail to suggest a narrative behind the subject's name, for example, linking it to its homeland. Her appreciation of negative space resulted in balanced, bright, and airy arrangements." Her portrait of Edward VII's Irish Terrier "Jack" honored with pride of place herein is one of the more reproduced British dog portraits (Maud Earl's original painting of "Jack" was originally hung at Buckingham Palace inn 1907, now hanging at Marlborough House). An uncommon opportunity for the advanced collector.. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Very Good. Illus. by Maud Earl. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Die Kaiserliche Marine während der Wirren in China 1900 - 1901. Hrsg. v. Admiralstabe der Marine. Mit 8 Abb. a. Taf. u. 20 gefalt. Plänen u. Skizzen in Steindruck.

      Berlin, Mittler Verlag, 1903. Gr.-8°, Leinen IV, 271 Seinten. Originaler Leineneinband mit vergold. Titel auf V-Deckel u. Rüchen. Innenfalz leicht locker, zwei Skizzen etwas angerändert, ansonsten gutes u. seltenes Ausgabe. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Geschichte, Milittaria

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        Kalender 1904. Gez[eichnet] von Czeschka. (= Einbandtitel).

      [Wien], Buch- und Steindruckerei Christoph Reisser`s Söhne [1903]. 19,5 x 21 cm. 13 Bll. Mit 12 ganzseit. Monatsbildern in Farbholzschnitt (gedruckt in Blau, Terracotta, Grau und Schwarz). Blaugrauer OKart. m. Kordelbindung, beigem Flächenornament (Schneckenmuster) und schwarzgedr. Titel auf Vorderdeckel. Rü. etw. berieben, Einband lediglich m. Stellspuren, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, 3 Bll. m. Nagelschlagläsur, ansonsten in sehr gutem, beinahe unberührtem Zustand. Schweiger, Aufbruch u. Erfüllung. S.95; Pabst, Wr. Grafik um 1900. S. 323. Frühe Illustrationsarbeit des Sezessionskünstlers Carl Otto Czeschka (1878-1960). \"Von Künstlerhand gestalteten Kalendern kam um 1900 besondere Bedeutung zu. .. Ein Großteil der Wiener Künstler im Umkreis von Secession und Hagenbund beschäftigte sich mit diesem Genre. .. Aus der Fülle der Kalenderproduktion nach 1900 seien noch ein paar signifikante Beispiel angeführt: für 1904 schuf Carl Otto Czeschka für die Druckerei Reisser einen Kalender mit Original-Farbholzschnitten ..\" (Schweiger). - Die Monats-Kalenderblätter in Blau und Terracotta gedruckt und mit je einer kleinen Tierkreiszeichen-Vignette. Die einzelnen Tage unter Anführung des jeweiligen Namenspatrons. Die Illustrationen in klassischer Wiener Jugendstil-Weise zeigen u. a. einen Ritter im Mondschein, Bauern bei der Ernte, eine Meerjungfrau, einen Narren etc. Versand D: 15,00 EUR 20. Jahrhundert, Wien, Illustration, Graphik, Kalendergestaltung, Buchkunst, Namenstag

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        Fifteen Sonnets of Petrarch

      1903. A Superb 'Geometric' Inlaid Binding by Alfred De SautyThe Translators Copy[DE SAUTY, Alfred, binder]. [ROGERS, Bruce, designer]. PETRARCH. Fifteen Sonnets of Petrarch. Selected and Translated by Thomas Higginson. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1903. Limited to 425 copies (of which this is no. 311) designed by Bruce Rogers and printed in red and black. Small octavo (7 5/16 x 4 3/16 inches; 186 x 105 mm.). xiv, 32 pp. The translator's copy, signed "Thomas Wentworth Higginson / Cambridge, Mass." on a front blank.Bound by Alfred De Sauty (stamp signed "Donnelley - Chicago" on rear turn-in) ca. 1920 in full dark green crushed levant morocco, front and back covers with a geometric design inlaid in red, black and brown morocco with an elaborate gilt 'pointille' design. Spine with five raised bands, with red, green and black morocco inlays, gilt ruled board edges, gilt ruled turn-ins with an inlaid border of black morocco, green decorative liners and endleaves. A very fine copy housed in the original fleece lined, quarter olive green morocco over green cloth clamshell case."Alfred de Sauty (1870-1949) was a bookbinder who produced tooled bindings of exceptional delicacy. De Sauty was active in London from approximately 1898 to 1923 and in Chicago from 1923 to 1935. His finest work is thought to be have been accomplished between 1905 and 1914. Many aspects of his life are poorly documented. For instance, scholars are unsure whether, when in London, de Sauty worked independently, for the firm of Riviere & Sons, or both. While in London, he may also have been a designer for the Hampstead Bindery and a teacher at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. When he lived in Chicago, de Sauty worked for the hand bindery of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. He signed his work at the foot of the front doublure, if present, and at the center of the bottom turn-in of the front upper board, if not. Works he produced in London are signed "de S" or "De Sauty." Works he produced in Chicago are signed with his employer's name, 'R. R. Donnelly'" (Bound in Intrigue, Harvard Botany Libraries Online Exhibit)Francesco Petrarca (1304 - 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism". In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio, and, to a lesser extent, Dante Alighieri. Petrarch would be later endorsed as a model for Italian style by the Accademia della Crusca. Petrarch's sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. He is also known for being the first to develop the concept of the "Dark Ages.

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        THE ISLAND OF FORMOSA: Historical View from 1430 to 1900 History, People, Resour

      Yokohama 1903, Kelly & Walsh.Blue pictorial cloth, very good. 646+28+46p., color map, 2 color, 166 b. w. illustrations and. & diagrams, large folding map in facsimile, spine splits. mended, clean copy, internally very good. R A R E. THE GREATEST COMPREHENSIVE MONOGRAPH ON THE ISLAND EMPIRE SUBTITLE: cont. Tea, Camphor, Sugar, Gold, Coal, Sulphur, Economical Plants, and other Products. This excellent & com- prehensive work was written by the then U.S. Consul. This source begins with Formosa's first known visitors, then un- der the Dutch, the Kingdom of Koxinga, a Chinese posses- sion,visited by Benyowsky 1771, foreign intercourse and mas- sacre of British subjects 1801-1847, wrecks and outrages on Navagators to 1867. Japanese Expedition of 1874, opened to foreign trade 1868, French campaign in Formosa as a province of China, Japanese occupation of the pescdores & War 1895. Rise of Formosan Republic, Japanese occupation. The tea, ca- mphor, sugar, gold, coal petroleum, gas, sulphur and salt industries. With a fascinating study on the economic plants, inhabitants, folk-culture. Japanese administration, society, education, justice, crime, sanitation, finance, defence,com- munications, posts, shipping, trade &c. A superb source.RARE 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Navajo and His Blanket

      Np, Denver, Co 1903 - Small Quarto. . A beautiful clean bright copy. 144pp., 10 color plates and 25 engravings bound in red cloth over beveled boards, lettering gilt, photographic image of a young Indian inset to lower portion of front cover, spine blank, floral endpapers, internally fresh. A study or history of the Navajos and their blankets and life style before population and growth would eventually remove them from their native lands. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le livre d\'or des roses. Iconographie, histoire et culture de la rose.

      Lucien Laveur Paris, (2 Bl.), 130, (+plates) S. Half-leather (1903) With 60 chromolithgraphed plates, each with accompanying explanation. Temporary half-leather, gilted title and ornament on spine, edges of cover slightly worn. Sehr guter Zustand/ very good Versand D: 3,99 EUR

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        CENTRAL ASIA AND TIBET TOWARDS THE HOLY CITY OF LASSA

      London 1903, Hurst. Blue cloth, very good, head & tail of. spine worn,covers soiled,bit dusty & faded,8 color, 387 b.w.. photos 5 color fold-out maps, 608+664p., 2 vol. set, 17 x 25. cm. FIRST EDITION EXCEPTIONALLY RARE. A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION & IMPORTANT PRIMARY SOURCE ON TIBET An important primary source. Covering the discovery trek beginning in Stockholm to Kashgar, floating down the lonely Tarim, through the desert, across the Takla-Makan desert, a land of perpetual twilight, Lop-Nor and its sister lakes, a reedy desert wilderness, Northern Tibet, mountains, lakes, quagmires at high altitudes. * Across the Gobi, mountain defiles and waterless desert, ruined towns of Lou-Lan, a vanished country, survey of the Lop desert, a wandering lake across Tibet from North to South, travelling amongst clouds, a Dash for Lhassa a forbidden land of the Holy Books, across Tibet to Ladak, highland lakes, to India Kashgar and home. * An exciting primary source, true adventure great reading ! * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yakushi H 100b. * 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 17, Part 2, 1903 - 1906

      The Zoological Society of London 1903 Hardcover. No jacket. Ex - university library. From Birbeck College, University of London. Contains parts four to six of volume seventeen, 1905 to 1906, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned, marked and creased. Embossed stamps on FEP and first page. Label on BEP. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW Ex - Library

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 17, Part 1, 1903 - 1906

      The Zoological Society of London 1903 Hardcover. No jacket. Ex - university library. From Birbeck College, University of London. Contains parts one to three of volume seventeen, 1903 to 1904, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned and marked. Embossed stamps on early pages. Label on BEP. Light creases on a few pages. Pages 323 to 326 are sealed on overhanging upper leading corners. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW Ex - Library

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        Transactions of the Zoological Society of London: Volume 16, 1903

      The Zoological Society of London 1903 Hardcover. No jacket. Ex - university library. From Birbeck College, University of London. Contains all eight parts of volume sixteen, 1901 to 1903, in library binding. Contains black & white and colour illustrations. Boards and spine are marked and scored. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are bumped and worn. Page block and pages are tanned and marked. Embossed stamps on FEP and title page. Label on BEP. Light crease on contents page. Light scores on closing pages. Contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW Ex - Library

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        SHANGHAI: A HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS AND RESIDENTS TO THE Chief Objects of Intere

      Shanghai [1903], Kelly & Walsh. Red pictorial cloth, 64 b.w.. photos, 221p., index, large facsimile color folding map,. unusual and exceptionally bright, clean copy, 12.5 x 20 cm.. map size: 83.5 x 45 cm. RARE FIRST EDITION !. AN EXCELLENT AND EARLY MAJOR GUIDEBOOK TO THE GREAT CITY Per the author: "An altogether fascinating and through "guide to not a history" this exotic Chinese and Foreign city. Darwent was the former Minister of Union Church, Shanghai." * The book was published in both red and blue pictorial cloth. Contents remains the exact same. * CONTENTS: With particular attention to the places of the greatest importance and beauty. Covering Pidgin-English, money, weights, banks, hotels, restaurants, consulates, post & telegraph offices, maps, books, newspapers, periodicals, jinrickshaws, livery stables, garages, sampans, shipping, European stores, tramway routes. * Routes with chief objects of interest within the International Settlement: The Bund, central South & North of Nanking Rd., Bubbling Well Rd., Western country roads, Northern East & West of N. Szechuen Rd. Hongkew Park district, excursion to the point, Sinza, French settlement & country district. Excursion in Chinese quarters Nantao, Shanghai native city, Siccawei, Loongwha. * Outside excursions: Pootung, Woosung, Chapei. Institutions and Associations, clubs, descriptive & historical material. While the author states that it is "not a history" in fact part 5 has title: HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE," Indeed a general description & history of Shanghai, history of districts, physical features, meteorology, health, history of the native city, foreign settlements, American and French settlements, government of the international settlements, commerce, et al, sixties, 1870-1919. * PHOTOGRAPHS: The lovely text photographs are in black and white, showing nice and typical views, which enhance the book. * LARGE FOLDING MAP: With title: A MAP OF THE FOREIGN SETTLEMENT AT SHANGHAI 1904, is 75 x 54 cm., and is entirely in English. It has a list of streets, organized by central, Northern, Eastern, Western districts, outside roads and the French Settlement. The great Whang Poo River pervades through the city, and the "Chinese City" shows a small canal surrounding it, with the "districts" of the city printed in red, as are the main streets, and Nantao and Riverine suburb. Soochow creek meanders at the top and joins the Whang Poo. There are variations to the map, depending on the edition. * Quaint adverts are found on the first few and last several pages. * DUST JACKET: When present, the dust jacket shows a list of Kelly & Walsh titles on back, the first fly leaf & verso of the 2nd. revised edition. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Oriental Library: CATALOGUE OF THE ASIATIC LIBRARY OF DR. G.E. MORRISON, p.217. * LIBRARY NORTH CHINA UNION LANGUAGE SCHOOL COOPERATING WITH CALIFORNIA COLLEGE IN CHINA, Peiping 1931, p.85, publication date given as 1920; not listed in their 1934 Supplement 1. * Cordier, H. BIBLIOTHECA SINICA, 3315, 4075-4076. * National Central Library, Taiwan Branch: CATALOG ON CHINA IN WESTERN LANGUAGES: 1525 * Not in: Taylor, Louise M. CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE. * 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Nebuly Coat

      London Edward Arnold 1903. 8vo. 372pp. + 16pp ads. Publisher's oatmeal clotht titled and decorated in black and silver gilt to spine and front board. Minor wear and bumping to spine ends, light shelfwear and some soiling of the cloth. Gilt bright, a strong, handsome copy. Internally clean, minor spotting to the prelims and perhaps some toning of the untrimmed edges. A scarce book, one whose very design usually ensures that it looks like it's been dragged across a battlefield. This is a pretty solid and attractive copy, definitely one of the nice ones I've seen. Falkner's third and final novel, for a man who wrote so beautifully his output was unfortunately limited to three novels and a book of poems and four ephemeral topographical guides. Often overshadowed by the overtl sinister and ghostly "The Lost Stradivarius" and the undeniably awesome rip roaring adventure of "Moonfleet", "The Nebuly Coat" is a mysterious little tale concerning a young architect restoring a cathedral (an interest close to Falkner's heart), and the arrival of a mysterious heir to the local county seat who is not what he seems. All Falkner's novels are hard to lay hands on; this is a particularly handsome example.

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        La légende de Soeur Béatrix.

      Paris: Librairie A. Rouquette 4to (25 cm, 9.84"). [2] ff., 67, [1] pp.; [68] ff.. 1903 Beautiful and scarce. This is signed => no. 1 of an edition of 150 on Japan paper (there were also 10 on "papier vélin" re-imposed in 4s) color printed and with watercoloring after the original by Henri Caruchet, the coloring executed under his direction by artists at the atelier of A. Charpentier et Fils. The title-page is printed in red and black, with Soeur Béatrix's face in a central medallion of blue, grey, and white. This volume for connoisseurs offers two distinct parts: first, the text printed and all the illustrations present as fully colored, delicately washed in shades of pink, blue, purple, grey, white, and earth tones; and second, a set of the illustrations in proofs uncolored and without text. Most of the illustrations in both suites are => initialed by Caruchet. Jean Emmanuel Charles Nodier (1780?-1844) was a French author and librarian, appointed to the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal in 1824. His literary style => much influenced the Romantics, including Victor Hugo and Alfred de Musset. This legend, first published in La Revue de Paris (1838), is representative of his fantastical oeuvre. It was later adapted into a French opera (Béatrice, 1914) and a film (1923). Signed Binding: Crushed half milk chocolate morocco over marbled paper boards signed "V. Champs," gilt author, title, and date to spine; patterned marbled endpapers (different from the covers). Original gilt and hand-colored stiff cream wrappers bound in, showing Béatrix full-figure on the front, her hands extended outward beneath the gilt title. Provenance: An initialed ink inscription beneath the Justification du tirage states this copy was "Offert à Madame Conquet" — who must have been related to => M.L. Conquet, "the great Paris publisher of works of the romantic school," whose publications were famous for being very limited editions and for the "high artistic quality of their illustrations" ("Books and Authors," The New York Times, 26 March 1898). Binding as above. One small nick on the front leather near the spine, and board extremities (paper and leather) lightly rubbed. The publisher's embossed authentication stamp below the limitation statement. Text clean, unblemished. => Simply, excellent.

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        L'affaire Humbert. Croquis d'audience

      Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, tirage de tête.Ouvrage illustré de nombreux croquis originaux de Charles Léandre.Quelques piqûres sur certains témoins, petites déchirures en marges des plats et de certains témoins.Rare. Félix Juven Paris 1903 30x37,5cm broché

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        The Novels.

      London: Macmillan & Co,, 1903?-10. With an introduction by Austin Dobson. 5 volumes, octavo (188 x 130 mm). Finely bound for Hatchards in green half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with titles direct, green cloth sides ruled in gilt, grey endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Spines faintly darkened, sporadic light foxing to contents. An excellent set. A handsome set of Jane Austen's novels with illustrations by Hugh Thomson and Charles E. Brock.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: John Murray, .1903, 1903. Octavo, 8 vols. Illustrated with portrait and maps. Exquisitely bound in full tree calf by Henderson and Bisset, with full gilt backs, top edge gilt and marbled endpapers. Internally clean, some wear to joints and headcaps, one or two cracks but holding. Most attractive.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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