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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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        SEN RYU DO GAFU SO KA CHU: SENRYU THE HIDDEN DRAGON.

      [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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        On The "Polar Star" in the Arctic Sea With the statements of Commander U. Cagni upon the sledge expedition to 86¼ 34' North, and of Dr. A. Cavalli Molinelli upon his return to the Bay of Teplitz

      London: Hutchinson & Co. 1903 - London: Hutchinson & Co., 1903. First UK Edition. Large 8vo - 25.5 cm, [xvi] + [viii], 702pp. (paginated continuously). Volume I: 11 sepia plates with tissue guards including frontis, 1 map, 162 photographic illustrations, Index; Volume II: 5 sepia plates with tissue guards including frontis, 2 fold out panoramas, 4 maps including 2 in rear pocket, 50 photographic images, Index. Publisher's dark-green cloth with bright gilt image of the Polar Star on the front covers, bright gilt title on spine. An exceptionally well preserved copy on the exterior and internally with no foxing, folds, tears, and no prior ownership markings, no fading to covers or spines. A Near Fine+ copy of a scarce account. ÑArctic Bibliography 10423. The object of the expedition of the Polar Star was to sail as far north as possible along some coast-line, and then to travel on sledges towards the Pole from the place where the winter had been passed. The Pole was not reached, but the sledge expedition, led by Commander Cagni, pushed on to a latitude which no man had previously attained. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WIT & WISDOM FROM EDGAR SALTUS.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Truman Price & Suzanne Price]
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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!

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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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.

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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.

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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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        Architecture and other Arts. Architecture, Sculpture, Mosaic, and Wall-Painting in Northern Central Syria and The Djebel Hauran.:

      Publications of an American Archaeological Expedition to Syria, Part II., New York 1903 - A scarce and important work on Byzantine, Roman and "pagan" architecture of Syria of the period 50 B.C. to 609 A.D. Weight: A very good copy in original cloth. First edition Folio, pp.xxv, 433, many illustrations, plans and elevations.

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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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

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Banfield House Booksellers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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