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        The Enchanted Island of Yew

      Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis 1903 - First edition. Neat gift inscription, one plate seamlessly re-attached, else a nice, near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Vicar of Wakefield

      Caradoc Press, Bedford Park Chiswick 1903 - Full limp vellum, title in black on spine, yap boards, all edges uncut. 9" x 6.5". Pp. [iv]+212 (colophon), printed in red and black; etched frontis portrait, signed in pencil by artist, Harry George Webb. Limited, number 292 of 360 copies printed on Kelmscott paper. Republished from the text of the first edition by Harry George and Heba Dora Web (founders of Cardoc Press). The initials and ornaments designed and engraved and the whole printed and bound at the Caradoc Press. Vellum showing some light soiling, typical "waves" to limp vellum and attached pastedowns crinkled. Brick Row Bookshop label on front pastedown. Internally clean and bright. Remains a desirable copy of a scarce private press printing. Tomkinson 9; Ransom 9. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE ENGLISH BIBLE

      Doves Press 1903-05, Hammersmith - 340 x 230 mm. (13 3/8 x 9"). Five volumes. ONE OF 500 COPIES. SUPERB DARK GREEN MOROCCO BY ELLEN GATES STARR (stamp-signed "E. G. S." and dated 1906 on rear turn-in), covers blind-tooled in four "window panes" with stair-step cornerpieces framing a panel semé with circle-and-dot tools giving a floral effect, raised bands, spine compartments with blind-tooled frame, gilt titling, gilt-framed pastedowns, top edge gilt, the other edges gilded on the rough. Elegant initial letters in red throughout by Edward Johnston, including an "I" running the length of the page to open Genesis ("In the beginning"). Tidcombe DP-6; Herbert 2139; Rumball-Petre 150; Tomkinson, p. 54; "A Century for the Century" 4. Spines slightly and uniformly darkened, small wormhole at foot of one joint, the usual faint offsetting onto flyleaves from turn-ins, three volumes with isolated mild marginal foxing (affecting only the tail edge of the leaf, and scarcely noticeable), but A FINE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the text clean, smooth, and bright, and the bindings lustrous and showing virtually no signs of use. This is the only folio Cobden-Sanderson printed, is typographically one of the most beautiful of all modern books, and is offered here in a binding by one of Cobden-Sanderson's most accomplished pupils, Ellen Gates Starr, who was an important social activist in Chicago, apart from her life in the book world. According to Tidcombe, Starr (1859-1940) was "one of the best known of all Cobden Sanderson's pupils" and the one who, more than any other, "shared his high ideals, refusing to sell her bindings or to teach until she felt she was fully proficient." She trained at the Doves Bindery from 1897-98, and returned for a period in 1899, afterwards establishing a bindery at Hull House, the Chicago settlement house she had co-founded with her school friend, reformer Jane Addams. She trained both women and men in bookbinding, and taught courses on the history of art. Above all, this master craftswoman "devoted her life to the betterment of the poor, and the protection of working girls and immigrants." Her bindings are not commonly seen: together, ABPC and RBH locate just four, and since all four are single volumes, it may well be that the present set represents the largest undertaking by our binder. With the Ashendene Dante and the Kelmscott Chaucer, the Doves Bible is considered one of the three great English private press books. Cobden-Sanderson expressed hope in his journal that this impressive production might serve "plainly, monumentally, for a nation's masterpiece, for a nation's guidance, consolation and hope." It is one of the few English books of the 20th century that could qualify for such lofty service. The fine calligraphic initials here by Edward Johnston, as in the splendid opening to Genesis, are a perfect example of the consonant combination of calligraphy and typography. Herbert says that the present work is "regarded as the most beautifully printed Bible of the century," and Rumball-Petre says it is "one of the typographical masterpieces of all time." According to Tidcombe, the foxing, especially in volume I, was "the one real disaster to occur at the Doves Press," and was the result of what Cobden-Sanderson described as "a misadventure in the drying of the sheets." In a letter to a customer who had inquired about the stains, he wrote, "I am grieved that it is as it is, & that there should be a flaw where perfection was aimed at. I can only pray that the flaw may be accepted as part & parcel of our general infirmity and be forgiven." Fortunately, the foxing is a great deal less serious than usual in the present copy, affecting the tail margins only, and happily the very striking opening page of Genesis, so often afflicted by foxing, is spotless. The bindings here are not only attractive and appropriate in their design (the rigorously regular covers might reflect a well-ordered universe, with each of the cover panels containing heavenly stars),

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Sonnets and poems

      Keagan Paul, Trench Trubner & Compagny, Londres 1903 - 1903, 326 pages, 24,5 X 15,5 cm Edition tirée à 400 ex numérotés sur papier fort, en frontispice un portrait en couleur de Shakespeare d’après Harding sous serpente, introduction par Edward Downden, impression bicolore, reliure plein vélin d’éditeur, plats muets, tire et nom d’auteur au dos, lettrage or. Remarquable réalisation bibliophilique, très proche des livres édités par Doves Press. Texte en anglais. Les bords de la reliure qui dépassent de 1 cm sont légèrement gondolés comme presque toujours, sinon exemplaire en excellent état sans aucun défaut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hiob.

      12 Original-Radierungen in einer Mappe, diese in Original Ganz-Leinen-Kasette. Die erste dieser Original-Radierungen ist gerahmt. Plattengröße 27,5x19 cm, Blattgröße 53x39 cm in Original Ganz-Leinen-Kasette 12 großformatige Kaltnadel-Radierungen, von Hans Fronius jeweils handsigniert, datiert Hans Fronius 80, Nr. 46 von 60 nummerierten Abzügen. 11 Radierungen liegen in der Mappe, die 12te Radierung ist gerahmt. Rethi R 207 - R 218. Der Druck der zwölf Kaltnadelradierungen erfolgte im Atelier Kurt Zein, Wien, die Herstellung der Mappen bei Ernst Ammering, Ried/Innkreis. Hans Fronius (* 12. September 1903 in Sarajevo - + 21. März 1988 in Mödling/Österreich) war ein bekannter österreichischer Maler, Graphiker und Illustrator.

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        THE CALL OF THE WILD.

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1903 - New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. 1st edition. 8vo. Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. 231pp + 18 illustrations, of which 11 are full-page colour plates including the inserted frontispiece (as called for in Sisson & Martens, page 14). Top edge gilt. Green picturesque cloth with gilt titles on front cover and spine. A bright fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Did Jesus live 100 B.C.? : an enquiry into the Talmud Jesus stories, the Toldoth Jeschu, and some curious statements of Epiphanius--being a contribution to the study of Christian origins 1903 [Hardcover]

      Theosophical Publishing Society 1903 - Ex library book with usual stamps and stickers. Largely good condition hardcover with green cloth boards, gilt title to front and spine. Wear to covers, watermark to spine base, rubbing. Binding and text block tight, tanning to edges, watermark to base, no bleed through onto pages, slight mark to fore-edge with minor bleed through, perhaps 1mm. Text is clear and bright throughout. A nice reading copy. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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        The Light Invisible

      London Isbister 1903 - 8vo. 250pp. + 10pp. ads. Publisher's dark blue cloth embellished in white and grey to front board. Publisher's device in blind to rear board, titled in gilt to spine, and white to front board (some very slight chipping to the white paint on the front board). A little light rubbing and bumping to extremities, a very good copy indeed. Internally clean and bright. Benson's first book and a highly regarded and pretty rare collection of 15 ghost stories, some with religious overtones all characteristically atmospheric. wtpc6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities]
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        Speeches on the Affairs of West Africa and South Africa.

      London: John Murray,, 1903. Octavo. Original quarter japon, spine lettered in gilt, monogram and 5-point coronet gilt to backstrip on front board, blue cloth sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Double-page chart of British possessions in South Africa over time, 2 folding colour maps. Small bump to head of spine, pale mottling to front board. A superb copy, almost entirely unopened, in the dust jacket with a faded spine and shallow chipping at spine- and joint-ends. First and only edition, "printed for private circulation" (title page), five copies only traced in British and Irish libraries, ten worldwide (all in South Africa or the USA), and an extremely uncommon survival in the dust jacket. Carnarvon was colonial secretary from 1874 to 1878, unsuccessfully advocating a system of confederation which he had previously implemented in Canada. His speeches "form a current history of South and West African political matters from 1874 to 1889, and as such provide a text-book on almost every incident of importance in these countries during that period" (Mendelssohn).

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        The City of Dreadful Night

      Portland: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903. First Mosher edition, 925 copies on Van Gelder paper. [x], 134, [2] pp. 12mo. Bound in flexible Japan vellum wrappers, yapp fore-edge. Slight browning to spine but an excellent copy. First Mosher edition, 925 copies on Van Gelder paper. [x], 134, [2] pp. 12mo. An Important Source for The Waste Land, Inscribed by Eliot to his sister. An outstanding association copy of this handsome edition of the Scottish poet James Thomson, an early influence on Eliot whose poems were an important source for "The Waste Land" and other works by Eliot. With a gift inscription from Eliot to his sister on his calling card, mounted to the front free endpaper: "I don't know whether you will like these poems, but I admire some of them very much. A small addition to the library." Above the mounted card, is his sister's later inscription: "To Charlotte Eliot Smith, from her brother T.S.E." Smith (1874-1926) was Eliot's older sister, with whom -- along with other members of his family - Eliot shared his literary enthusiasms. Eliot acknowledged Thomson as a poet "whose work impressed me deeply in my formative years between the ages of sixteen and twenty," and indeed much has been written about Thomson's influence on Eliot, and in particular the connections between the "The City of Dreadful Night," a nightmare poem in which the speaker wanders through a bleak London cityscape, and "The Waste Land." "When Eliot comes to write of London in the poem he goes to the very cantos of the Inferno which Thomson had used fifty years before in his own vision of that city ... Thomson also provided examples of the squalid urban settings which Eliot was to use in 'The Waste Land' and showed how apparently unpoetic urban sights could be made to communicate powerfully a sense of horror ... Nor did Eliot's reading of Thomson affect only 'The Waste Land.' 'Prufrock' is very much ... an ironic view of the type of figure found in 'Insomnia,' a Thomson poem written less than thirty years earlier" (Robert Crawford, "James Thomson and T. S. Eliot," Victorian Poetry, vol. 23, no. 1, 1985, pp. 23-41). Provenance: the family of T.S. Eliot

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

      The Century Company, New York 1903 - First printing of this edition of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in three quarters navy blue leather over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, gilt topstain, illustrated. In near fine condition. A very nice presentation. "The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar" (Mark Twain). "A unique expression of the national character.[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself.on edge to know how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas der Heilpflanzen des Praelaten Kneipp. Bildlich dargestellt durch Margarethe Fürstin von Thurn und Taxis.

      [Regensburg Wunderling] 1903 - 1 Bl. Text (Vorwort). Mit Titel, Widmungsblatt und 229 Tafeln, alles in Farblithographie. 4° (30,5 x 25 cm). Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel. Originaldruck des prächtigen Heilpflanzen-Atlas, bis auf das Vorwort komplett in Farblithographie gedruckt. Enthält 188 (1-186, 68 a und 154 a) numerierte Pflanzentafeln (alphabetisch nach der lateinischen Bezeichnung, dazu in der Legende deutsche Bezeichnung, Vorkommen und Nutzung), 20 liebevoll gestaltete Buchstaben-Zwischentitel sowie 21 Blatt Inhalt. - Verfasser war Jospeh Karl Ludwig von Österreich (1833-1905) aus der ungarischen Linie der Habsburger, der sich schon mit botanischen Arbeiten zur Flora seines Gutes in Ungarn und zur Ethnographie der "Zigeuner" einen Namen gemacht hatte. Joseph hatte "nach hartnäckigen, schweren Leiden in Wörishofen" seine "vollstänige Genesung" gefunden (Vorwort). Die Künstlerin aller Pflanzentafeln war seine Tochter Margarethe (1870-1955; signiert schlicht als "Margit"), die sich unter ihrem Künstlernamen Margit von Valsassina auch als Bildhauerin in Regensburg versuchte. - Gering gebräunt, Tafel 5 mit unauffälligem Hakenriß (mit Archivpapier hinterlegt), ganz vereinzelte Bildlegenden unten angeschnitten, Vorsatz und vorderer Innendeckel mit Namensstempel, Innendeckel mit Exlibris eines Badearztes. Einband etwas berieben und beschabt. Schönes Exemplar. *Nissen, BBI, 1008 n. Gewicht (Gramm): 3500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        MURAT

      - (JOB)illus. MURAT by G. Montorgueil. Paris: Hachette [1903]. Oblong 4to (12 3/4 x 10"), gilt pictorial cloth, endpaper sl. frayed, slight cover rubbing else Fine. The text describes the life and conquests of Joachim Murat, a Marshall in Napoleon's army and also Napoleon's brother in law (he married Caroline, one of Napoleon's young sisters). Featuring 40 magnificent full page color illustrations by JOB. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY JOB! This is an uncommon JOB title, even moremso with his inscription. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Murat

      Hachette, Paris sans date (1903) - non paginé (82 pp.), 24,5 X 31,5 cm Edition originale, format à l’italienne, premier plat polychrome représentant Joachim Murat en train de charger, illustré par 39 aquarelles pleine page de JOB sur la belle page, texte en regard sur la page de gauche, la planche XXV-XXV, intitulée « La revue de Naples » étant en double page. Certainement le chef-d’œuvre de JOB et l’un des plus recherchés de ses titres. Exemplaire en très bon état, excepté quelques salissures minimes sur la quatrième de couverture (voir scan). 650 € [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches [1st ed ]

      Chicago: McClurg, 1903. 1st ed. Hardcover. Good. ix, 265p. Recent quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in brown leather). 20cm. Trimmed when rebound. Text moderately browned. No Jacket. Cornerstone book for any collection of African Americana.

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        Caleb Williams or Things As They Are

      George Newnes, 1903. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 16mo - over 5.75" - 6.75" tall; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        The Venture. An Annual of Art and Literature.

      London: at John Baillie's, 1903.(). The first of only two issues of this annual to be printed. llustrated with wood- engravings by Charles Ricketts, E. Gordon Craig, Lucien Pissaro, and others, as well as a chiaroscuro wood-cut frontispiece by Charles Hazelwood. Printed at the Pear Tree Press. [8], 249 p. Qto. Very good condition, Paper covered boards with some whitish time stains. Inside front hinge partly exposed. Some timestaining to rear eps.

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        [Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 1-16 § 18-29 § 31-32

      London, Wilfred M. Voynich, 1903-1912. Thirty catalogues (21-22 cm), of which 25 are bound in two volumes (1-16, 18-26), contemporary half-morocco (original wrappers preserved), and five are as issued in the publisher's printed wrappers. - A good run of catalogues issued by Wilfred Michael Voynich (1865-1930), lacking just four in the series (17, 30, 33-34). Voynich's "Short catalogues" (the term "short" was dropped for nos. 22-34) continued a series of nine, consecutively-paginated "Lists" which he issued between 1898 and 1902. Rare: "The British Library has a run of the nine Lists, and patchy holdings between catalogues 15 and 34" (David Pearson, Provenance research in book history: a handbook, London 1994, p.169). Cf. Arnold Hunt, "Foreign dealers in the English trade" in Out of print & into profit: a history of the rare and secondhand book trade in Britain in the Twentieth century (London 2006), esp. pp.247-253. ¶ Paper of several catalogues heavily browned. Bindings worn, but sound. [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1] Short catalogue of second-hand books and manuscripts;(21 cm), 35 (1) pp. 600 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes Fulvio's Illustrium imagines (Rome 1517) in a binding with the title lettered on upper cover and a medallion of Julius Caesar (lettered "Divi Iuli") on lower cover (item 224). ¶ Occasional pencil mark in margin.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 2] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 43 (1) pp. 614 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes a 16th century Italian binding for Jacopo Mignanelli di Grosseto (item 25) and another lettered "Vitruvius" on upper cover and "Favente Deo" on lower cover (item 27)[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 3] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), (2) 49 (1) pp. 657 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes the 1512 Aldine Lascaris in a contemporary binding with owner's name "F. Maria" on cover (item 12) and the 1521 Aldine Liburnio lettered "Il Fortunio" and "Moisa Vig" (item 95). ¶ Tear in pp.1-2.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 4] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 35 (1) pp. 432 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 5] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 39 (1) pp. 427 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - Items 415-22 are "Typographical monuments before 1475"; items 423-425 are "Unknown incunabula".[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 6] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 46 (2) pp. 480 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 7] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 33 (5) pp. 349 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 8] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 31 (3) pp. 300 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 9] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 30 (4) pp. 231 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 10] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 45 (1) pp. 364 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 11] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 52 pp. 407 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 12] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 52 pp. 405 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 13] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 52 pp. 393 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - Includes the 1522 Aldine Lucian bound for Doge Marco Foscarini (item 12a).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 14] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 52 pp. 405 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - Includes (item 46) a binding from the library of Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland, dated 1560 (on 1459 Basel Strabo).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 15] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 50 pp. 393 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 16] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), 52 pp. 454 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - Includes a copy of Bucanus, Institutions of Christian Religion (1606) in a binding displaying the royal arms (the same, or similar copy, in British Library, c. 108.c.33).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 18] Short catalogue of second-hand books;(22 cm), (2) 66 pp. 466 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 19] Short catalogue of old and rare books;(22 cm), (2) 54 pp., illustrations. 419 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - A paste on cancel (p.54) announces the sale "to a London public institution" [British Museum] of the firm's "Collection of Unknown or Lost Books".[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 20] Short catalogue of old and rare books;(22 cm), (2) 49 (1) pp. 383 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes (item 156a) a book bound for Thomas Mahieu (on 1530 Bembo, together with 1531 Tasso; returned to the market in the Eugene McVoy sale, Parke Bernet, New York, 18 February 1942, lot 431).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 21] Short catalogue of old and rare books;(22 cm), 48 pp. 374 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 22] Catalogue of old and rare books;(22 cm), 50 pp., illustrations. 378 + 1 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - The addendum is the "Magellan Map of the World drawn on vellum in Spain immediately after the return of the Vittoria in 1522", formerly included in Voynich's "Collection of Unknown or Lost Books". The fragment had been discovered in the binding of an Italian book printed in 1536 and is priced here £1000.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 23] Catalogue of old and rare books;(22 cm), (2) 58 pp. 421 items; priced. Self-wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 24] A catalogue of rare books, printed in the XV, XVI and XVII centuries, not to be found in the British Museum;(22 cm), 116 pp., 6 leaves of plates (pls.I-VI). 520 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 25] Catalogue of old and rare books;(22 cm), 114 pp. 433 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Occasional pencil annotation (pp.15, 28 etc.)[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 26, Part I] An illustrated catalogue of early printed books, many with woodcuts;(22 cm), 88 pp., 5 plates (pls.I-V; pl. 2 folding). 421 items. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 26, part II] An illustrated catalogue of early printed books, many with woodcuts;(22 cm), 85 (1) pp., 9 leaves of plates (pls.VI-XXII; pl.XVIII folding). Items 421a-758; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - Includes (item 749) the 1495 Higden Polychronicon from the Osterley Park Library. ¶ A printed announcement of the "Libreria Voynich" is bound-in, and thereafter Libreria Voynich's "Bollettino Antiquario No. 504, Nuova Serie N.1 Aprile 1908", entitled "Prima parte di un elenco di libri riguardanti la città di Firenze ed i Fiorentini" (20 cm, 44 pp., 362 items, in original printed wrappers).[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 27] The first part of a catalogue of early works on chemistry, medicine, and allied subjects;(22 cm), 87 (1) pp., 412 items. Publisher's printed wrappers. ¶ Paper brittle; loss of margin of first 4 leaves.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 28] An illustrated catalogue of early printed books : many with woodcuts and in fine bindings;(22 cm), 152 pp., 14 leaves of plates (pls.I-XXII; pls.VI, XV folding, illustrations. 520 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 29] An illustrated catalogue of early printed books, many with woodcuts, and in fine bindings;(22 cm), 125 (1) pp., 18 leaves of plates (pls.I-XXXVIII; pls.XI and XVII on same folding leaf). 212 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - Includes (item 191, £600) a 1494 Giunta "Malermi Bible"; also (item 212) Wynkyn de Worde's 1495 St. Jerome. ¶ Extracted from a binding[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 31] An illustrated catalogue of remarkable incunabula, many with woodcuts, and a specimen of an unknown xylographical press;(22 cm), 178 (2) pp., 43 leaves of plates (pls.I-XLIII, of which 13 are folding). 166 items; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers. - The depth and quality of the Voynich stock is almost unbelievable; the section of Italian books, for example, commences (items 31-38) with the 1466-1467 St Jerome Epistolae (volume I), and is followed by the Sweynheym and Pannartz 1468 edition of the Speculum vitae humanae, 1468 De civitate dei, 1469 Bessarion, Adversus calumniatorem Platonis, 1470 Leo I, Sermones, 1470 De civitate dei, 1470 Lactantius, and 1471 Cyprianus. ¶ Lower wrapper lost.[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 32] The second part of a catalogue of early works on alchemy, medicine, and allied subjects : M-Z;(22 cm), 118 pp., 1 leaf of plates. Items 413-795; priced. Publisher's printed wrappers.

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        BEN HUR

      New York: Harper Brothers(1903). Two volumes bound in decorated green cloth of this handsome reprint illustrated from drawings by William Martin Johnson and photographs, with nearly every page illustrated with a drawing in the margin. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper of the first volume: "Crawfordsville,/Nov. 21st, 1904./Dear Madam,/I can do little more/than write my name/here, and wish you/every happiness of life./Lew Wallace/Mrs. Beers." A fine example of this classic title, extremely difficult to find inscribed., Hardcover, Fine, bright set

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        Enorme collectie handschriften, typoscripten, drukproeven en krantenknipsels. 1928-1937.

      Gevarieerde verzameling poëzie en (beschouwend) proza van een van de belangrijkste figuren uit het interbellum, bestaande uit meer dan 750 bladen handschrift, ongeveer 150 bladen typoscript, een tiental drukproeven, een halve meter krantenknipsels, vijf perskaarten, een visitekaartje en een originele röntgenfoto van het gebit van Greshoff. In vier archiefdozen.l De collectie omvat handschriften en typoscripten van (aanzetten tot) boekbesprekingen, memoire-achtige stukken over letterkundige vrienden (waaronder Bloem, Van Schendel, Vestdijk) en vijanden (Boutens), Franse literatuur (Duhamel, Léautaud, Rolland, Verlaine), schilderkunst (zijn vriend Joseph Kutter) en internationale reizen. Voorts vroege en soms zeer afwijkende versies van gedichten, benevens een aantal ongepubliceerde gedichten. Daarnaast een afwijkende drukproef van Rebuten, met een afgekeurde houtsnede van John Buckland Wright. Verder een omvangrijk, hoogstwaarschijnlijk ongepubliceerd fragment van Greshoffs nooit verschenen roman Tien Mei 1903. Bovendien met leesaantekeningen, namen en adressen, titellijstjes (De Taak der Pers, Bijbelkennis en Tegen de Tweedehandsboeken (!)) en een potloodtekening. Vanaf 1927 woonden Greshoff en zijn vrouw aan de Boulevard Auguste Reyers 130 in Brussel. Greshoff had toen weliswaar een aantal publicaties op zijn naam staan, maar schreef toch om den brode voor Het Vaderland, Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant, De Nieuwe Courant, Vrij Nederland, De Arnhemsche Courant, Groot Nederland, Den Gulden Winckel en Forum. In Afscheid van Europa (Den Haag/Rotterdam 1969) herinnert Greshoff zich over deze periode: Ik schreef ook in de onmogelijkste publikaties over de onmogelijkste onderwerpen als herenmode (ik, een allesbehalve modieus man), over grammofoonplaten (met een angstwekkend geringe kennis van muziek) en over nog veel meer waar ik geen verstand van had en nu na verloop van tijd nog minder van weet. Daarnaast verscheen in deze periode van zijn hand een aantal (verzamel)bundels poëzie.Behalve de curieuze röntgenfoto van Greshoffs gebit anno 1937 omvat deze collectie de handschriften van een aantal noemenswaardige teksten: een tegen Boutens gekant artikel (Macédoine dEsprits) voor Groot Nederland, met de beginzin Dr. P.C. Boutens is verblind door de glans welke van de kleine Goebbels afstraalt. aanzetten, vroege versies en fragmenten van wat uiteindelijk de afdeling V Arthur van Schendel zou worden in Greshoffs VW deel V een zonderling interview met zichzelf, doorspekt met autobiografische herinneringen, dat begint met Ik heb Greshoff, die op een der Brusselsche buitenboulevards een klein, vriendelijk bovenhuis bewoont, voor dit onderhoud in verschillende cafés ontmoet. Waar zou men de schrijver van Dichters in het koffijhuis trouwens beter ontmoeten kunnen? een leuke tekst over Vestdijks boekerij en een ongepubliceerd cynisch gedicht uit 1928 waarin Bloem en Van Nijlen figureren, terwijl Achilles Mussche, die in 1927 debuteerde, enorm op de hak wordt genomen. Uitvoerig prospectus (6 p.) op aanvraag.

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        ARCTIC: NOVAYA ZEMLYA] Na Novoi Zemle: Ocherki i nabroski [i.e. At the Novaya Zemlya: Essays and Sketches]

      A.S. Suvorin, St. Petersburg 1903 - [4], 327, [2] pp. Octavo. In original publisher's printed wrappers with a photo illustration on the front cover. Some minor wear of extremities, overall a near fine copy. First edition. A rare collection of essays and memories by a Russian polar researcher, ethnographer and writer Konstantin Nosilov (1858-1923) describes his life and work on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago where he extensively travelled, served on the Russian meteorological station in the Malye Karmakuly settlement (Yuzhny Island) and wintered three times in 1877-1891. The author writes about polar nights and hurricanes on Novaya Zemlya, Aurora Borealis, his travel across the Yuzhny Island, hunting trips, celebrations of Christmas and Easter on Novaya Zemlya, the Samoyeds' (the Nenets) traditions of meeting the first rays of sun, customs of sacrifice to idols, funerals et al. Several essays describe Nosilov's travels on the Yamal Peninsula and in the lower reaches of the Ob River in the late 1890s: sturgeon fishing, travels across tundra, cannibalism of the natives of the River Taz estuary (essay ''Our Cannibals'') et al. Nosilov went on 1000 km trips across the northern and southern islands of the Novaya Zemlya on dog sledges (1889), built a new meteorological station in the Matochkin Strait (1890-91), opened the northernmost school in the Malye Karmakuly (1889). He was elected a member of the Russian Geographical Society (1884), was in correspondence with Russian writers A. Chekhov, D. Mamin-Sibiryak, polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen and others. Worldcat locates eight copies (University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, British Library, Universite Jean Moulin, Leipzig University). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Buster Brown and His Resolutions

      W&R Chambers, 1903. Hard Cover. VG - Very Good. R.F Outcault. A very rare edition. This was the very first nationally distributed comic in the USA in 1903. This is a UK edition by W&R Chambers of London and Edinburgh. Worn cover and some tears to a few pages but complete and in relatively firm binding. Full colour throughout. 66 pages. Full Colour illustrations. 16" x 11" (400mm x 290mm).

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

      New York: The Century Company, 1903. First printing of this edition of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in three quarters navy blue leather over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, gilt topstain, illustrated. In near fine condition. A very nice presentation. "The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar" (Mark Twain). "A unique expression of the national character....[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself...on edge to know how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492).

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        A Strange Cruise; or, Clif Faraday's Yacht Chase

      New York: Street & Smith, [1903]. First Edition. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's grey pictorial cloth stamped in tan, green, and blue, gilt-lettered spine; [6],ii,[7]-268pp.; frontispiece. Cloth extremities a bit rubbed, some spotting and minor discoloration, spine rather toned, contemporary ownership rubberstamp to front free endpaper, else contents near fine. About Very Good overall. Sinclair's fifth published novel, forming part of a series of maritime adventure stories for boys featuring Clif Faraday, Naval Cadet from Annapolis. 6 copies in OCLC as of November, 2016.

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        Collection of 180 splendid original b/w photos dating from the 1930's.

      Small formats. Some were used as a cutout. Most of these mounted onto colored card stock of various sorts. A.o. a few cyanotypes. l Albert Kuyle, the pseudonym Louis M.A. Kuitenbrouwer (1903-1958) used for his publications, was a fervent Roman Catholic journalist and novelist, who was very active for the publishing company and literary monthly De Gemeenschap around 1930. Kuitenbrouwer was responsible for the design of De Gemeenschap-editions and preferred photographic or photomontage covers. He fostered the art of photography, and these are probably trials to make art photos himself. One photo shows his portrait, and on one his name is mentioned: 'juni '31 foto kuitenbrouwer'.

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        THE NATIONAL SPORTS OF GREAT BRITAIN

      London: Methuen and Co, 1903. "A New Edition" reprinting the edition of 1823 of Thomas M'Lean. A nice copy with moderate foxing to several text pages, all plates clean and bright. Spine unevenly darkened, all quite sound. "A New Edition" reprinting the edition of 1823 of Thomas M'Lean. Folio (19 1/8"). Preliminary matter and 50 leaves of letterpress with text in English on the rectos and in French on the versos, each describing the sport pictured in each of the 50 full-page plates plates done in Methuen's three color process in brilliant facsimile of the original Alken plates. Title-page also in color. Bound in full red niger morocco, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and simple sporting ornaments in the panels. This book was also issued in a small 8vo format. Hardie p. 298; for the original editions: Tooley 43 and Schwerdt I, pp. 19-20.

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        [Illustrated Manuscript]: "Andriamena / a Madagascar / Souvenirs d'un soldat d'avant-garde (1895)" [Memoir of a French Soldier during the Second Franco-Hova War]

      (Madagascar, 1903. Near Fine. Bound manuscript. Large octavo. ff. [1 (title)], 1-175 + 97 inserted sheets with mounted photographs, maps, and one pen and ink drawing. The original manuscript of Captain Charon's memoir (published in 1906) of the second French military expedition into Madagascar that ended with the capture of Antananarivo, the capital city, in September 1895, and the establishment of a French protectorate over the entire island. The manuscript consists of a title page, 175 typescript sheets (printed rectos only) with manuscript emendations in ink and colored pencil, and 97 inserted sheets each with one or two mounted photographs per page with typed captions (a total of 111 photographs). Also included are three additional photographs of the author: one laid-in, and two mounted in the text as vignettes. Also laid-in are two contemporary autograph letters and a single autograph card addressed to Charon. The manuscript is bound in contemporary blue cloth and marbled paper over boards, marbled endpapers. Housed in a signed olive green morocco chemise with inset snakeskin panels on both sides (signed by the binder: "Petitbled, Rouen") with olive green morocco slipcase with the initials "A. C." stamped in gold on the outside corner. Some fading and oxidation to about 40 photographs, modest scuffing to the edges and corners of the slipcase, else overall near fine or better.An historically important manuscript documenting Charon's wartime experiences serving as a veterinary physician in a special unit (il appartenait a l'avant-garde) with the 15th Corps under the command of General Metzinger during the Second Franco-Hova War. Both Britain and France had sought to seize control over the island of Madagascar, which was rich in resources and strategically important as a sea passage to India. The ruling Merina Kingdom of Madagascar was able to repel several French incursions on coastal cities. However, after the death of Queen Ranavalona I the French were able to negotiate concessions (The Lambert Charter) which provided the eventual pretext for France's first invasion in 1883 (The First Franco-Hova War), followed by a second invasion in 1895 to bring it into the French colonial empire. The manuscript consists of 20 chapters: beginning with Charon's departure from Algeria and passage through the Suez Canal to the port city of Majunga on the West Coast of Madagascar, arriving 7 March 1895. The bulk of the memoir provides a detailed account of Charon's inland march with General Duchesne's French infantry from Majunga to Antananarivo.The photographs include images taken at the beginning of Charon's departure from Algeria (La rade de Philippeville) and numerous images of all of the principle stages of the expedition, including soldiers on the move through the bush, crossing rivers and plains; skirmishes against the Hova (a class within the Merina social structure) and Malagasy sharpshooters; soldiers performing chores at various camps; the routing of equipment and food on barges and convoys, the burial of an officer; repatriation of the sick; the interrogation of a prisoner; etc. Also included are photos of maps of the area traversed, a few images of Charon, and several images in and around Antananarivo (presumably taken after the successful French assault in the last week of September): including the palace of the Prime Minister and the Queen, images of Malagasy peoples, neighborhoods and streets of the capital. Charon's main account ends in 1896, upon the arrival of the new Resident General of France. Appended at the back is an index of principal Malagasy words. After the conquest, Charon himself appears to have been transferred to Toamasina [Tamatave] on the east coast.Laid-in is a formal ALS: "Note de Service" signed by Captain Redier of the 15th corps d'armee (dated February 8, 1895); a second ALS signed by Commander Pillard regarding Charon's passage on a steamer to Madagascar (March 3, 1895); and an autograph business card from (Philippe) "Le Duc d'Orleans" to Mr. Paul Charon, of the veterinary staff of the 34th Artillery in Angouleme (dated Brussels, February 15, 1914), thanking him for sending his book on Madagascar.A remarkable, eyewitness account of the second French military intervention in Madagascar that overthrew the ruling monarchy of the Merina Kingdom, and of the establishment of the French Protectorate. The original annotated manuscript (dated "1895-1898" on the spine and "1903" on the title page), precedes the published book by three years.

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        Typed document signed, in German, 4to, Vienna, June 18, 1903

      - This historic document is the program for the upcoming meeting of the important Sixth Zionist Congress, Herzl's last Congress. "Esteemed Colleague, We take the pleasure in informing you of the following program for our 6th Congress. Should the program have any changes, we will not fail to give you further information."There are 15 agenda items including, Opening by Dr. Th. Herzl; Financial Report; Emigration and resettlement. Reporter: Dr. M. Nordau; The Zionism and the Welfare institutions. Reporters: I. Zangwill and S. Sokolow; Report of the National fund . Organization and propaganda, reporter . Francis Montefiore, Dr. Bodenheimer . Report of the Jewish Colonial Bank, Reporter, D. Wolffshon." Above the typed, "Chairman" he signs, "Herzl."The Sixth Zionist Congress would be the last one Herzl chaired. He died the following year. A British government proposal for a Jewish homeland in East Africa, known as the Uganda Proposal, was the key topic under discussion at this Sixth Congress. Herzl considered this idea as possible temporary homeland for Jews as violence escalated in the Russian Empire and in Western Europe. In a narrow vote, delegated decided to send a group to East Africa to examine the viability of the proposal. Condition: Overall good condition, margin folds, foxing at margins.

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        Idilios vascos

      - Pío Baroja, Idilios vascos, Madrid, B. Rodríguez Serra, Director (Biblioteca Mignon, nº. XXIV), s. a., c. 1903. 16º. (13,5 x 7 cms.), 87 págs. + 5 hojas (índices y publicidad editorial). Ilustraciones de F. Periquet y Ricardo Baroja. Con una caricatura de Sancha del autor. Encuadernación rústica editorial, conserva cubierta y contracubierta deslucida, con pérdidas en el lomo. Primera edición de esta buscada compilación de seis cuentos ambientados en el País Vasco, escritos por Pío Baroja (San Sebastián, 1872- Madrid, 1956) entre 1889 y 1892. En ellos Baroja narra con gran realismo y viveza el mundo rural del caserío y de los hombres del mar, con poéticas descripciones paisajísticas. Estos pequeños relatos asentaron las formas y técnicas narrativas sobre las que se forjarían sus más famosas novelas, como Zalacaín el aventurero (1908) o Las inquietudes de Shanti Andía (1911). La obra se publicó en la prestigiosa Biblioteca Mignon, colección de cuentos y novelas cortas en pequeño formato, a imitación de las que se difundieron en Francia durante la época modernista, promovida a partir de 1899 por el editor Bernardo Rodríguez Serra, cuya impronta se explicitaba en su exlibris y el lema "Fe, Amor" entre tréboles. Como indicaba su propio nombre, se trataba de obras de hermosa factura, impresas en papel especial, con elegantes tipos y a menudo a varias tintas, bellamente ilustradas con dibujos y fotograbados de prestigiosos artistas del momento. La colección, que llegó a publicar 56 volúmenes, fue un espacio de proyección de los escritores españoles consagrados de la Restauración (Leopoldo Alas "Clarín", Juan Valera, Núñez de Arce, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, etc.) y las jóvenes promesas de la Generación de fin de siglo (Pío Baroja, Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Alberto Insúa, Gregorio Martínez Sierra, entre otros) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Illustrated Manuscript]: "Andriamena / a Madagascar / Souvenirs d'un soldat d'avant-garde (1895)" [Memoir of a French Soldier during the Second Franco-Hova War]

      (Madagascar, 1903. Near Fine. Bound manuscript. Large octavo. ff. [1 (title)], 1-175 + 97 inserted sheets with mounted photographs, maps, and one pen and ink drawing. The original manuscript of Captain Charon's memoir (published in 1906) of the second French military expedition into Madagascar that ended with the capture of Antananarivo, the capital city, in September 1895, and the establishment of a French protectorate over the entire island. The manuscript consists of a title page, 175 typescript sheets (printed rectos only) with manuscript emendations in ink and colored pencil, and 97 inserted sheets each with one or two mounted photographs per page with typed captions (a total of 111 photographs). Also included are three additional photographs of the author: one laid-in, and two mounted in the text as vignettes. Also laid-in are two contemporary autograph letters and a single autograph card addressed to Charon. The manuscript is bound in contemporary blue cloth and marbled paper over boards, marbled endpapers. Housed in a signed olive green morocco chemise with inset snakeskin panels on both sides (signed by the binder: "Petitbled, Rouen") with olive green morocco slipcase with the initials "A. C." stamped in gold on the outside corner. Some fading and oxidation to about 40 photographs, modest scuffing to the edges and corners of the slipcase, else overall near fine or better.An historically important manuscript documenting Charon's wartime experiences serving as a veterinary physician in a special unit (il appartenait a l'avant-garde) with the 15th Corps under the command of General Metzinger during the Second Franco-Hova War. Both Britain and France had sought to seize control over the island of Madagascar, which was rich in resources and strategically important as a sea passage to India. The ruling Merina Kingdom of Madagascar was able to repel several French incursions on coastal cities. However, after the death of Queen Ranavalona I the French were able to negotiate concessions (The Lambert Charter) which provided the eventual pretext for France's first invasion in 1883 (The First Franco-Hova War), followed by a second invasion in 1895 to bring it into the French colonial empire. The manuscript consists of 20 chapters: beginning with Charon's departure from Algeria and passage through the Suez Canal to the port city of Majunga on the West Coast of Madagascar, arriving 7 March 1895. The bulk of the memoir provides a detailed account of Charon's inland march with General Duchesne's French infantry from Majunga to Antananarivo.The photographs include images taken at the beginning of Charon's departure from Algeria (La rade de Philippeville) and numerous images of all of the principle stages of the expedition, including soldiers on the move through the bush, crossing rivers and plains; skirmishes against the Hova (a class within the Merina social structure) and Malagasy sharpshooters; soldiers performing chores at various camps; the routing of equipment and food on barges and convoys, the burial of an officer; repatriation of the sick; the interrogation of a prisoner; etc. Also included are photos of maps of the area traversed, a few images of Charon, and several images in and around Antananarivo (presumably taken after the successful French assault in the last week of September): including the palace of the Prime Minister and the Queen, images of Malagasy peoples, neighborhoods and streets of the capital. Charon's main account ends in 1896, upon the arrival of the new Resident General of France. Appended at the back is an index of principal Malagasy words. After the conquest, Charon himself appears to have been transferred to Toamasina [Tamatave] on the east coast.Laid-in is a formal ALS: "Note de Service" signed by Captain Redier of the 15th corps d'armee (dated February 8, 1895); a second ALS signed by Commander Pillard regarding Charon's passage on a steamer to Madagascar (March 3, 1895); and an autograph business card from (Philippe) "Le Duc d'Orleans" to Mr. Paul Charon, of the veterinary staff of the 34th Artillery in Angouleme (dated Brussels, February 15, 1914), thanking him for sending his book on Madagascar.A remarkable, eyewitness account of the second French military intervention in Madagascar that overthrew the ruling monarchy of the Merina Kingdom, and of the establishment of the French Protectorate. The original annotated manuscript (dated "1895-1898" on the spine and "1903" on the title page), precedes the published book by three years.

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        [ARCTIC: NOVAYA ZEMLYA] Na Novoi Zemle: Ocherki i nabroski [i.e. At the Novaya Zemlya: Essays and Sketches]

      St. Petersburg: A.S. Suvorin, 1903. [4], 327, [2] pp. Octavo. In original publisher's printed wrappers with a photo illustration on the front cover. Some minor wear of extremities, overall a near fine copy. First edition. A rare collection of essays and memories by a Russian polar researcher, ethnographer and writer Konstantin Nosilov (1858-1923) describes his life and work on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago where he extensively travelled, served on the Russian meteorological station in the Malye Karmakuly settlement (Yuzhny Island) and wintered three times in 1877-1891. The author writes about polar nights and hurricanes on Novaya Zemlya, Aurora Borealis, his travel across the Yuzhny Island, hunting trips, celebrations of Christmas and Easter on Novaya Zemlya, the Samoyeds' (the Nenets) traditions of meeting the first rays of sun, customs of sacrifice to idols, funerals et al. Several essays describe Nosilov's travels on the Yamal Peninsula and in the lower reaches of the Ob River in the late 1890s: sturgeon fishing, travels across tundra, cannibalism of the natives of the River Taz estuary (essay ''Our Cannibals'') et al. Nosilov went on 1000 km trips across the northern and southern islands of the Novaya Zemlya on dog sledges (1889), built a new meteorological station in the Matochkin Strait (1890-91), opened the northernmost school in the Malye Karmakuly (1889). He was elected a member of the Russian Geographical Society (1884), was in correspondence with Russian writers A. Chekhov, D. Mamin-Sibiryak, polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen and others. Worldcat locates eight copies (University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, British Library, Universite Jean Moulin, Leipzig University).

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        The Vale Shakespeare (complete in 39 volumes; Tragedies, 1-13; Comedies, 14-27; Histories and Poems, 28-39)

      [London]: Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press, 1900-1903. First Edition Thus, Limited to 310 sets on special handmade paper with a mermaid watermark. Uniform octavos in original light green cloth with blind-stamped design by Charles Ricketts on both front and back covers; titles stamped in gold on spines only. Decorated by Charles Ricketts (who also designed the Vale type and the other types used by the Press) under whose supervision the set was printed at the Ballantyne Press. Many volumes unopened or partially opened. Variable foxing in a number of volumes ranging from slight to moderate; some covers have bubbled due to uneven gluing. There is a small (1/3") bruise on the spine of 'Macbeth.' Overall the set is in near fine, bright condition. The masterpiece of the Vale Press. The first volume was published in April, 1900, followed by the others at monthly intervals. Three different borders were used, one for each group." (Ransom, Private Presses and Their Books, p. 437) The work of the press, encompassing 45 titles, ended in 1904, and Ricketts then destroyed the types.

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        GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO INTIME, il secondo raro libro di MARINETTI, qui presentato in prima edizione ed in condizioni perfette con tutti i fogli ancora chiusi., Milano, Giornale VERDE E AZZURRO, 1903

      1903. 17 x 17,8, brossura, PP. 29 (3) in copertina titolil in italiano (vedi foto) "DA'NNUNZIO INTIMO" serie b n., 4 .- le nostre celebrità . - autore ENRICO SACCHETTI. RARA prima edizione in volume di un saggio già apparso su "La Vogue" e su "Verde e azzurro. Bibliografia CAMMARATA.MARINETTI PAG,.4 - e recente PONTREMOLI . FUTURISMO MUGHINI pagina 179.

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        Binding, Fine- Captain Gladstone] Le Barbier de Seville

      Edouard Pelletan, Paris 1903 - Beautifully bound by Captain Gladstone in full crushed dark green morocco with ornate and superbly executed gilt stamped covers and spine comprising stylized water lily blossom patterning on outside and a central ornate leaf, vine and blossom design on both covers, with Gladstone's usual wonderful wide dentelles also featuring the same water lily blossom motif with bold gold dot patterns, silver silk doublures, and peach colored facing sheets. Signed by Captain Gladstone in gilt front dentelle, "C.E.G.". Orne de 62 compositions de Daniel Vierge, one of 278 copies thus, extra illustrated, with a holograph sheet inserted denoting the 14 extra illustrations. t.e.g. Provenance: By descent within the family of the binder. slight fading mark to upper section of front board, else very fine. Gladstone bindings have become very much in demand, owing to an auction sale several years ago, and now seldom make it to the marketplace. Little is known about Gladstone, adding to the mystique.

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

      THE AUTHOR'S EDITION. 12 volumes, complete. Limited edition of 1000 sets, numbered and signed by Conan Doyle in The White Company. Illustrated with 24 full page plates, by Arthur Twidle (20), Sidney Paget (1), B. West Clinedinst (1), and W.B. Wollen (2). Finely bound in recent full red morocco. Spines with five raised bands, the compartments with gilt lettering and centre decorations. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some thumbing and creasing to a few pages but overall an excellent set which has been handsomely bound.

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        North American Indians

      Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, written during eight Years Travel amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839. First issue in this format. Two volumes. Folding coloured map and 180 black & white plates. 8vo. Fine in publisher's elaborate pictorial cloth, gilt, partially unopened. [xii], 298; 304pp. Edinburgh, John Grant,

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        Les oiseaux de sport. (Combats de coqs - La Fauconnerie, pigeons voyageurs etc).

      Paris, Librairie Ad. Legoupy, 1903, - in-4to, 206 p., richement illustré en noir et blanc, avec des gravures sur planches, feuilles de garde orig. très ?art nouveau?, reliure en demi-toile avec coins, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge au dos, bon état. L?ouvrage contient entre autre les chapitres suivants: L?Arche de Noë / La Fauconnerie / Fauconniers professionels et Faucons renommés / Les Combats de Coqs / Les Pigeons voyageurs / Le Colonel Thornton en France sous le Consulat / Lord Lilford / Le Major Fisher / Thomas J. Mann, fauconnier, chasseur et industriel / L?honorable Cecil Duncombe - le Fauconnier de la reine Elisabeth / Le Révérend W. Willimott un Pasteur fauconnier / Les Chasses d?un Emir au XIIe siècle / Les Chasses au Lévrier et au Faucon chez les Kirghises / Les Animaux historiques. Appendice: La Fauconnerie à l?Exposition universelle de Paris en 1900, catalogue.d?accessoire, livres et d?objet d?art.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Thiébaud 741.

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        The Vale Shakespeare (complete in 39 volumes; Tragedies, 1-13; Comedies, 14-27; Histories and Poems, 28-39)

      [London]: Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press, 1903. 1st. Original cloth. Charles Ricketts. First Edition Thus, Limited to 310 sets on special handmade paper with a mermaid watermark. Uniform octavos in original light green cloth with blind-stamped design by Charles Ricketts on both front and back covers; titles stamped in gold on spines only. Decorated by Charles Ricketts (who also designed the Vale type and the other types used by the Press) under whose supervision the set was printed at the Ballantyne Press. Many volumes unopened or partially opened. Variable foxing in a number of volumes ranging from slight to moderate; some covers have bubbled due to uneven gluing. There is a small (1/3") bruise on the spine of 'Macbeth.' Overall the set is in near fine, bright condition. The masterpiece of the Vale Press. The first volume was published in April, 1900, followed by the others at monthly intervals. Three different borders were used, one for each group." (Ransom, Private Presses and Their Books, p. 437) The work of the press, encompassing 45 titles, ended in 1904, and Ricketts then destroyed the types.

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        Erste Begegnung" aus der Folge "Eine Liebe" Auf einem Fahrweg in einem schönen Park sieht man eine Equipage / Kutsche, die nach links fährt. Dort sitzt eine Dame, die auf eine Rose in ihren Händen blickt. Hinter ihr steht ein Mann mit Hut.

      Berlin, Felsing, um. 1903 - Imperial Folio, Plattengrösse. 44,9 x 27,0 cm. Mit dem gestochenen Künstlernamen und der Werknummer ( Opus X, 2). Radierung / Strichätzung & Aquatinta. Lose unter Passepartout, verso mit Resten alter Montierung. Ausserhalb des Plattenrandes stockfleckig. = Rad.-Werk, Opus X. Singer 158, VII ; Thieme-Becker 19/20, 514. Das schöne Motiv hier als Einzelblatt aus der seltenen Folge, die Arnold Böcklin gewidmet war. Zuerst 1887 erschienen, hier eine überarbeitete Version.

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        Analysis of the Hunting Field.

      London: Edward Arnold & Company, 1903. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crushed red levant morocco with pictorially inlaid to the front panel. Elaborate gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. Six full-color plates, including frontispiece and extra-illustrated title page, forty-three black and white text woodcuts. In fine condition. A beautiful production. Robert Smith Surtees was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He left for London in 1825, intending to practice law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. He launched out on his own with the New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities in 1838. Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, and Surtees produced more Jorrocks novels in the same vein, notably Handley Cross and Hillingdon Hall, where the description of the house is very reminiscent of Hamsterley. Another hero, Soapey Sponge, appears in Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, possibly Surtees best work. All Surtees' novels were composed at Hamsterley Hall, where he wrote standing up at a desk, like Victor Hugo. In 1835, Surtees abandoned his legal practice and after inheriting Hamsterley Hall in 1838, devoted himself to hunting and shooting, meanwhile writing anonymously for his own pleasure. He was a friend and admirer of the great hunting man Ralph Lambton, who had his headquarters at Sedgefield County Durham, the 'Melton of the North'. Surtees became Lord High Sheriff of Durham in 1856. He died in Brighton in 1864.

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        Über mehrpolige Mitosen als Mittel zur Analyse des Zellkerns (pp.67-90).

      Verh. physik. med. Ges., NF 35. - Würzburg, A. Stuber's Verlag (C. Kabitsch), 1903, 8, (2), 417, (1), pp., 3 Textabbildungen, 4 Tafeln, Halbleinenband d.Zt. St.a.Tit. feines Expl. First Edition of one of the major milestones of biology!"Theodor Boveri's experiments, involving, multipolar mitoses in sea urchin eggs fertilized by two sperms, demonstrated that different chromosomes perform different functions in development."This "preliminary report of this investigations was published in 1902, the very year that Walter Sutton called attention to "The probability that the association of paternal and maternal chromosomes in pairs and their subsequent separation during the reduction division ... may constitute the physical basis of the Mendelian law of heredity. Although Sutton began his work independently of Theodor Boveri (1862-1915), he stated that he was publishing a description of it in 1902 because of the "appearance of Boveri's recent remarkable paper on the analysis of the nucleus by means of observations on double-fertilized eggs"."More significant then all his other "contributions where, Boveri's primary influence on subsequent biology emanated from his demonstrations of chromosome individuality and his proof of the differential value of the chromosomes, which again to borrow Wilson's word, "laid the basis for the cytological explanation of Mendel's law of heredity"." Jane Oppenheimer, DSB II pp.361-365Garrison & Morton No. 241.1

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        THE ORRERY PAPERS. (2 VOLUMES)

      London: Duckworth and Company, 1903. Three Quarters Leather. Very Good+ binding. From The Spectator, 20 June 1903: "In the last few years an immense quantity of papers has been discovered in the great houses of England, and given to the world. Of these, few possess the same charm as The Orrery Papers now edited by Lady Cork." A lovely, edition, with color frontispiece and extra-illustrated with a number of engraved plates throughout. Handsomely bound in gold morocco, with raised bands and gilt decoratoins, all edges gilt, tissue guards, etc. There has been some very discreet repair to a small crack in the gutters. Very Good+ binding.

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        The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

      London: Frederick Warne and Co. 1903. 85 pp. Patterned-floral cloth with cream-coloured title & author cloth onlays to front board. The uncommon deluxe edition. Spine slightly faded with minor rubbing to extremities. Hinges repaired. Early ink inscription to verso of half-title. Faint water stain to last leaf & endpapers. Colour pictorial endpapers. Full-page colour illustrations by the author. . Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1903. 12mo..

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