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        Parrakeets Handbook to the Imported Species.

      Pub. R.H.Porter. 1903 - pp. xviii, 281 with 20 colour lithographed plates and many text illus. Contents beautifully clean and in fine condition. This work was originally released in 6 parts between June 1902 and October 1903. The front covers of each of these parts have been bound in to the rear of this volume. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A fine copy. David Seth Smith’s work on parrots and parakeets was one of the last fine bird books illustrated with hand coloured lithographs. The artists who drew the illustrations included some of the finest bird artists, such as Gronvold, Frohawk, Goodchild and Renaut. The lithographs were printed by Mintern Brothers ( famous for printing many of John Gould’s bird prints) and Bale & Danielson, then coloured by hand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Call of the Wild

      MacMillan Company 1903 - A near fine first edition (correct statement on copyright page) in a very good original dust jacket that is unrestored, rare thus. Laid in is a check signed by Jack London. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria, by G. Maspero. Volumes X, XI, and XII by S. Rapoport. Volume XIII by L. W. King and H. R. Hall. Edited by A.H. Sayce and Translated by L.M. McClure

      London: The Grolier Society, 1903-1906., 1903. The Edition de Luxe, Limited to 1000 copies of which this is No. 359. Complete in 13 volumes, large octavo. Bound in recent dark green half morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spines, green cloth boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Containing over 1200 plates and illustrations, some plates in 2 states, including frontispieces, of which one is hand coloured. A superb set, beautifully printed on vellum paper and generously illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Annual Report upon the Military Forces of the Commonwealth of Australia . with Appendices. Melbourne, 1st May, 1903

      Melbourne, Government Printer, 1903 - Foolscap folio, 38, 27 (the last one a large folding chart), 21, [3] (blank) pages. Stapled as issued; first and last leaves a little marked, with a few small marginal chips stabilised; mild signs of use; a very good copy with a cancelled Australian War Memorial Library stamp on the first page and two small library labels at the rear. A Commonwealth Parliamentary Paper (F4060; the appendices have their own reference numbers). Major-General Sir Edward Hutton (1848-1923) was commandant of the New South Wales Military Forces from 1893 to 1896. He returned to England a convinced Imperialist, and quickly began to propagate his ideas on Australian defence. In a widely-reported address, the concept of the Australian soon to be popularized by C.E.W. Bean was already discernible: 'The Australian is a born horseman. With his long, lean muscular thighs he is more at home on a horse than on his feet, and is never seen to a greater advantage than when mounted and riding across bush or a difficult country. Fine horsemen, hardy, self-reliant, and excellent marksmen, they are the beau ideal of Mounted Riflemen. Accustomed to shift for themselves in the Australian bush, and under the most trying conditions of heat and cold, they would thrive where soldiers unaccustomed to bush life would die. In 1901 the first Australian government appointed Hutton to command and organize its land forces' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). This is his important first report, outlining his plans for the Commonwealth forces. The AWM has perhaps erred in deleting this copy from its stock: the letters 'GOC' (General Officer Commanding) in red pencil on the cover indicate that it was none other than Major-General Sir Edward Thomas Henry Hutton's personal copy! The lengthy appendix 'Scheme of Organization of the Military New South Wales Field Force . and into Garrison Troops' has numerous pencil annotations (some relating to the presence of drill halls and rifle ranges in different areas). Loosely inserted is a mimeographed sheet (foolscap folio, folded twice), headed 'No. 24 Light Horse School. Sydney February 18th to 29th, 1904. Synopsis of Work' - how rare is that? Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 167. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        The Call of the Wild

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1903. First edition. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Near fine in a the original dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown of the spine and front panel. The Call of the Wild is "one of the first American novels to examine the quest of the pioneering individual who breaks away from the sheltered environment of civilization and is romantically compelled to find freedom in nature. In the early part of the century this was considered the American dream" (Parker, 16).

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      The Lakeside Press, 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1903. Green cloth hardcover. 264 pp. About very good, no jacket, as issued. Wear to the extremities, including fraying at the spine ends and bumping of the board corners. Small tear in the cloth at the head of the spine, obscuring the top line of the gilt title. Top edge gilt rubbed. Internally clean. The first issue of the Lakeside Classics.

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        Des connus et des inconnus EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: S.n., 1903. Fine. S.n., Paris 1903, 24x31cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - First edition of the first book of the author for which it was not drawn large papers. Binding Editor half canvas fir, almond cardboard dishes cleared first flat with two small snags restored, laces connecting the dishes are missing. Dated and signed autograph dedication from the author to actor and director Pierre Magnier. Preface by Alfred Capus. Book illustrated with 25 drawings by the author. A few small bites. Very rare copy of the first book of the author enriched sending an autograph signed by the author to a silent film pioneer. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale du premier ouvrage de l'auteur pour lequel il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure de l'éditeur en demi toile sapin, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, plats de cartonnage amande, premier plat éclairci comportant deux petits accrocs restaurés, les lacets reliant les plats sont manquants. Envoi autographe daté et signé de l'auteur au comédien et réalisateur Pierre Magnier enrichi d'un dessin au crayon de papier. Préface d'Alfred Capus. Ouvrage illustré de 25 dessins de l'auteur. Quelques petites piqûres. Très rare exemplaire du premier ouvrage de l'auteur qu'il publia à 18 ans et consistant en un recueil de 25 caricatures enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé de Sacha Guitry à un pionnier du cinéma muet.

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        IN OLD PLANTATION DAYS

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1903.. [6],307pp. Octavo. Dark brown cloth, lettered in gilt, ruled in green, with onlaid pictorial vignette. Frontis and plates by Martin Justice. Mild rubbing to edges and vignette, some occasional finger smudges and a few tiny spots at the fore-edges of a few leaves, but a very good, tight copy. First edition, first printing, BAL's binding A. n important presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page: "To my Friend, William A. Burns. Sincerely yours, Paul Laurence Dunbar," and with the recipient's ownership stamp in the upper margin of page [5], partially enhanced in manuscript, adding 'Library of'. Dr. William "Bud" Burns, a treasured friend of Dunbar as well as the physician who treated him for tuberculosis, was a member of the Montgomery County Medical Society of Ohio, the first black physician so honored. In PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR, POET, (Los Angeles, Holloway House, 1993, p. 182) Tony Gentry writes: "Dunbar had believed for some time that his days were numbered, and in November 1905, he suffered a major blow: Bud Burns died suddenly. Dunbar's mother begged her son not to attend Burns' funeral and risk the damp wind at the cemetery, but he would not listen to her. He stood bareheaded during the funeral services while his friend's body was lowered into the ground. Devastated by Burns' death, Dunbar wrote at Christmas, 'Like the fields I am lying fallow. And it will take a long time to make anything worth coming out in blossom.' It was a bitter winter in Dayton. The new year came around blowing snow and ice. Dunbar's mother made a bed for her son by the fire in the living room, where he could rest and keep warm. But on February 9, 1906, his ravaged lungs gave out at last. Paul Laurence Dunbar died in his mother's arms at the age of thirty-three." Presentation copies of such significance of works by Dunbar are uncommon. BAL 4946. SMITH D- 597. WORK, p.463.

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

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

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        Traité de Pathologie Mentale, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Octave Doin 1903 - Two volumes. Quarto. Paginated consecutively. Pp. xiv, 800; 801 to 1600. Plus 6 chromolithographic plates. With 215 illustrations to text. Many multicolour graphs. Hardcover, uniformly bound in plasticized contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards (part of one spine exposed of plasticization), cloth French corners, spines with raised bands between five compartments, gilt lettering-piece to each, gilt embossed volume number, small shelf label at foot; old institutional stamp, small card pocket to each volume. In a very good condition. Neat, handsome set. ~ First edition. Provenance: Formerly in the library of the Psychiatric Institution Endegeest, Leiden.

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        THESIS: PLANS FOR THE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS OF A RURAL HOME.

      Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University: , 1903. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University 1903. An interesting original photo-illustrated typed manuscript presented for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Forestry at Ohio State University. Asserting that "the one who takes the most interest in home surrounding lays the best foundation for other undertakings," Long proposes solutions to making a country home where no previous improvements exist and discusses, to a lesser extent, conditions where old improvements are in need of change and improvement. His chapters cover: selecting the site (for convenience and beauty); laying out the grounds and arranging the buildings (outbuilding the neighbors is "an unworthy motive"); planning the country residence (convenience, beauty, economy of space and durability); grading and general improvements (re-use excavated soil and aim for luxuriant lawn and shrubbery); planting trees and shrubs (plant common trees of the forest rather than "puffed up varieties of catalogs" and plant with an eye to the vista); designing walks, drives and entrances (no right angles!) improving older homes (the lawn is of paramount importance). Following the text are nine full-page original photographs mounted on heavy stock with text opposite offering commentary. Long considers these as supplementary to his thesis. Figure 1 is a perfectly planted lawn with a woman in turn-of-the century dress holding a basket of flowers; Figure 2 displays successful street planting and a horse-drawn carriage; Figure 3 is a tree and shrub planting on small grounds; Figure 4 shows planting as background and protection; Figure 5 demonstrates planting for a "cozy corner" with two figures in period dress; Figure 6 - the placement of a large home within the grounds; Figure 7 - a well-planted lawn sweeping around to the rear of the house; Figure 8 is the scene at Figure 1 from a different viewpoint; Figure 9 reveals the open effect created by continuing planting around the house. These amateur photographs have great appeal and certainly demonstrate widely applied principles which created much of the middle class residential American landscape at the turn of the century. Bound typed manuscript, 27 x 21 cm, 28 unnumbered pp. with text typed (or mimeographed) on rectos only + 9 plates of original photographs, measuring 12 x 15.7 cm, with 9 ff. opposite providing typed commentary; a few tissue guards to photos removed , but laid in at front. Bound in blue buckram with gilt lettered and decorated leather title piece pasted down on upper cover; tissue guards removed from three of the photographs, but kept and laid into the book; a few of the photographs show some spots from development process and there is occasional light fading, mostly along edges; otherwise very well preserved.

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        Hombres (Hommes) EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Ne se vend nulle part [Paris]: Imprimé sous le manteau, 1903. Fine. Imprimé sous le manteau, Ne se vend nulle part [Paris] 1903, 11,5x19cm, relié sous étui. - First Edition "printed "under the counter", being circulated sub rosa" to 525 copies, ours, one of 25 copies on Japan scholars, leading copy; Copy of the first edition with pages 44,45 and 46 encrypted 46,47,48 error and corrected ink. Bound in full red morocco, spine with four nerves, on casters golden headdresses, highlighted by a golden thread cutting, framing a golden thread on contreplats lined morocco tree guards lined silk tree, following warnings paper the tank, all edges gilt, covers and spine preserved, bordered red case and inside morocco felt fir, elegant Noulhac signed and dated 1917. Very slight traces of minor friction on the case. Frontispiece, a portrait of Verlaine in blood by Frédéric-Auguste Cazals. Rare and very beautiful copy perfectly prepared by Noulhac. . --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale "imprimée sous le manteau" à 525 exemplaires, le nôtre, un des 25 exemplaires lettrés sur Japon, tirage de tête.  Exemplaire de premier tirage avec les pages 44,45 et 46 chiffrées par erreur 46,47,48 et corrigée à l' encre. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, coupes soulignées d'un filet doré, encadrement d'un filet doré sur les contreplats doublés de maroquin sapin, gardes doublées de soie sapin, gardes suivantes de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin rouge et intérieur de feutrine sapin, élégante signée de Noulhac et datée de 1917. Très légères traces de frottements sans gravité sur l'étui. En frontispice, un portrait de Verlaine en sanguine par Frédéric-Auguste Cazals. Rare et très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi par Noulhac.

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

      Wunderling, (1903)., Regensburg, - 4°. Chromolith. Tit., chromolith. Widmungsblatt, 1 Textblatt (Vorwort), 188 (186 num., 2 außerhalb der Zählung) chromolith. Pflanzentaf., 20 chromolith. alphabet. Zwischentitel-Bll., 21 chromolith. Register-Bll mit farb. Illustr. nach Aquarellen von Margarethe Fürstin von Thurn und Taxis. Farb. illustr. Orig.-Lwd. mit goldgepr. Tit. Nissen, BBI 1008 n. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die Pfanzen alphabetische geordnet nach irer lateinischen bezeichnung. Die Texte unterhalb der Bilder mit lateinischer und deutscher Bezeichnung, Fundort und Verwendung. - Die Taf. teilweise unten hs. bezeichnet. Anfangs oben im weissen Rand gering wasserrandig. Bindung gerostet. Vord. Innengelenk verstärkt. Vord. Außengelenk geklebt. Vorderdeckel leicht, Rückdeckel stärker (wasser)fleckig und berieben. Insges. noch gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RADIANT ENERGY AND ITS ANALYSIS: ITS RELATION TO MODERN ASTROPHYSICS

      1903. LARKIN, Edgar L[ucien]. RADIANT ENERGY AND ITS ANALYSIS: ITS RELATION TO MODERN ASTROPHYSICS. Illustrated. Los Angeles, California: Baumgardt Publishing Company, [1903]. Small 8vo., decorative blue cloth, stamped in black & white; 335 pages. First Edition. Edgar Lucien Larkin was appointed director of the Lowe Observatory in 1900 and remained in that position for 25 years. "Radiant Energy" is a compilation of works published in the "San Francisco Examiner" from February through August 1902. In 1910, a fire in a storage building destroyed the plates and extra copies of this title and Larkin had to bear the entire expense of his loss. Signed presentation from Larkin on the front endpaper: "To Charles W. Caryl, with the compliments of the Author, Edgar L. Larkin. Oct. 6- '03." Below is written in another hand (presumably Caryl's): "Presented to Mr. W. P. Carstarphen by Mr. Caryl." I have no information on Caryl but Carstarphen was a radio pioneer. Work on a wireless radio design began in 1901 in the shop co-owned in Denver. The shop eventually became the Carstarphen Electric co., which was involved in early radio design and manufacture. A scarce title, especially inscribed by Larkin, whose autograph appears to be uncommon. Good (contents clean & tight with some rubbing, especially to spine; a one-inch & three-inch narrow red stain on rear cover; hinges cracked but still tight; two signatures askew). $750.00.

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        [Two volumes of personal photographs taken in South Africa and England]

      1903-1904. 2 vols., squarish 8vo photo albums, containing a large number of photographs shot in the vicinity of Middelburg and Cape Town, SA. Photographs are set into page slots, with descriptions and place names written in the margins in black ink throughout. Some bumping and wear to albums, photographs slightly rubbed in places, for the most part in very good to near fine condition. An extraordinary set of photographs (roughly 100 in all, in two albums) from Colonial South Africa taken just over a century ago, with images of farmland, horses (portraits, polo, and cavalry exercises), soccer, cricket, Cape Town and the port, Table Mountain, Oulton Broad, all labeled in manuscript.

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        Bourses de voyage EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Hetzel, 1903. Fine. Hetzel, Paris s.d. (1903), 12x19cm, 2 volumes reliés. - First edition for of wich no leading copies exists. Binders half shagreen fir corners, back with five bands, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, mounted on blankets kept tabs, binders modern pastiches. Very rare autograph dedication signed by the author [Achilles] Tournier, then prefect of the Somme, enriched with a card of Jules Verne mounted tab. Book featuring original illustrations by L. Benett. Jules Verne settled in Amiens, the hometown of his wife in 1871: "On the desire of my wife I set in Amiens, city wise, polite, even-tempered, the company is friendly and literate. It is close to Paris, enough to have reflected, without the unbearable noise and churning. And to be honest, my St. Michael tied up at Crotoy. ". His affection for the region will continue to grow and it never left the capital of Picardy, is actively involved in local politics. Appointed director of the Academy of Sciences, Arts and Belles Lettres in 1875 he delivered on this occasion a famous speech: "Ideal City: Amiens in 2000" In 1888 he was elected to the city council of Amiens, where he served until 1903 This is the prefect of the Somme who gave him his decoration when he was promoted to Officer of the Legion of Honor in 1892, "People often ask me why I live in Amiens, I who am so totally Parisian instinct. well, because, as I told you, I Breton blood, and I love the peace, and I could be happier than in a cloister. A quiet study and work life is my joy. "(June 1893, in McClure's magazine). Beautiful copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliures à la bradel en demi veau bronze, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, couvertures montées sur onglets conservées, reliures pastiches modernes signées de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Très rare envoi autographe signé de Jules Verne à [Achille] Tournier, alors préfet de la Somme, enrichi d'une carte de visite de Jules Verne montée sur onglet. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations originales de L. Benett. Jules Verne s'installe à Amiens, ville natale de sa femme, en 1871: « Sur le désir de ma femme je me fixe à Amiens, ville sage, policée, d'humeur égale, la société y est cordiale et lettrée. On est près de Paris, assez pour en avoir le reflet, sans le bruit insupportable et l'agitation stérile. Et pour tout dire, mon Saint-Michel reste amarré au Crotoy. ». Son affection pour la région ne cessera de croître et il ne quittera plus la capitale picarde, participant activement à la vie politique locale. Nommé directeur de l'Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts, en 1875 il prononce à cette occasion un discours resté célèbre : "Une Ville idéale : Amiens en l'an 2000." En 1888 il est élu au conseil municipal d'Amiens où il siège jusqu'en 1903. C'est le préfet de la Somme qui lui remet sa décoration lorsqu'il est promu officier de la légion d'honneur en 1892. "Les gens me demandent souvent, pourquoi je réside à Amiens, moi qui suis si complètement Parisien d'instinct. Eh bien, parce que, comme je vous ai dit, j'ai du sang breton, et que j'aime la tranquillité, et je ne pourrais être plus heureux que dans un cloître. Une vie calme d'étude et de travail fait ma joie. " ( juin 1893, in Mac Clure's magazine). Bel exemplaire.

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        Osteuropäische und ostasiatische Streifzüge Ethnologische und historisch-topographische Studien zur Geschichte des 9. und 10. Jahrhunderts (ca. 840-940)

      Theodor Weicher, Leipzig 1903 - Einband wasserfleckig, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestossen, Rücken berieben, innen gut, fest, sauber, keine Anstreichungen Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen. deutsch 557 pages. 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Porta Latina ( Rom)", 1903.

      - Aquarell 14 x 20 cm, signiert u. datiert. (Switbert Lobisser, Tiffen 1878 – 1943 Klagenfurt) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Poems of Passion

      Gay and Bird 1903 - Extremely rare binding executed by Miss M. Marshall and Edith J. Gedye (with their collaborative monogram on rear dentelle, "M & G 1905"). Superb light tan pigskin with elaborate inlaid red and green florets comprising stylized petal and flower motif, inlaid red spheres and stippling throughout, gilt ruled dentelles. Miss Marshall was a binder at 5 Bloomsbury Square where Sangorski and Sutclissfe had their first bindery in the early 1900's and worked collaboratively with Edith J. Gedye early on in their careers. They exhibited their bindings in 1903 and 1906 at A&CES Exhibitions and were active selling their work through 1907 (see Tidcombe). As well, Gedye went on to produce excellent quality bindings up to 1920. The binding here represents an early collaboration of these two fine women binders. Some corner wear, slight wear. A rare binding indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Lagides. I. Les cinq premiers Ptolémées (323-181 avant J.-C.); II. Décadence et fin de la dynastie (181-30 avant J.-C.); III. Les institutions de l'Égypte Ptolémaique I; IV. Les institutions de l'Égypte Ptolémaique II. [FOUR VOLUMES]

      Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1903-07.. Four volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. xii, 404; 410; 404; iii, 419. Addenda, index. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary quarter black calf and marbled boards, spines with raised bands, gilt labels, each volume dated in gilt at foot of spine and with paper shelf label, marbled endpapers, triple-colour ribbon markers; some wear at head of a spine. A very good set in fine internal condition. Excellent interiors, rather bright and crisp. ~ First edition. [Note: we offer also: Lenormant, François: ?Essai sur le classement des monnaies d'argent des Lagides? (Blois, Lecesne, 1855)].

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1903

      John Wisden & Co, London 1903 - Fortieth Edition. Full scores and bowling analyses of all important matches played in 1902. Special photographs of C. J. Burnup, W.W. Armstrong, V. Trumper, J. Iremonger, J.J. Kelly. Original brown cloth binding, gilt titles to the front and spine. Boards a little marked, spine darkened. Minor wear to the extremities. Endpapers clean, free from cracking. Photo plate in nice condition with original tissue guard. Minor damp damage resulting in a little loss, not affecting text to some of the rear advert pages. Otherwise contents in very good condition. cxxxviii + 532pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité de Pathologie Mentale, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      Paris, Octave Doin, 1903.. Two volumes. Quarto. Paginated consecutively. Pp. xiv, 800; 801 to 1600. Plus 6 chromolithographic plates. With 215 illustrations to text. Many multicolour graphs. Hardcover, uniformly bound in plasticized contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards (part of one spine exposed of plasticization), cloth French corners, spines with raised bands between five compartments, gilt lettering-piece to each, gilt embossed volume number, small shelf label at foot; old institutional stamp, small card pocket to each volume. In a very good condition. Neat, handsome set. ~ First edition. Provenance: Formerly in the library of the Psychiatric Institution Endegeest, Leiden.

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1903. 19 volumes, octavo (219 x 140 mm). Contemporary green half calf, green linen sides, raised bands, titles and decorations to spines gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout, reproducing the original illustrations by Cruikshank, Hablot Browne, Marcus Stone, et al. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Spines sunned, extremities slightly rubbed, minor wear to corners and spine ends of a couple of volumes, occasional scuff marks to boards, endpapers and edges slightly foxed, flyleaves browned, occasional spotting to margins of text blocks, a few inner hinges cracked but firm. A very good set. The Biographical Edition, handsomely bound.

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        1. Chez Les Cannibales. Huit ans de croisiere dans l'Ocean Pacifique a bord du yacht "Le Tolna". / & 2. Vers L'Ecueil de Minicoy---Apres huit Ans dans L'Ocean Pacifique et Indien a Bord du Yacht "Le Tolna".

      Paris, Librairie Plon, 1903. / 1904.. EA. Beide Bände zusammen mit Frontispiez, 372 fotogr.Abb. auf Tafeln und im Text sowie 5 Karten, eine davon gefaltet, drei weitere mehrfach gefaltet. IV, 407 S. / 395 S. 4°. Beide Bände sehr dekorative Hleder-Bände mit marmorierten Deckeln (original altes Marmor-Sprenkel-Papier) und Rücken-Goldprägung. Neu geheftet und eingebunden; hervorragender Zustand, sehr sauber, keine Bibl.-Explare, keine Anstreichungen o.ä. . Karten teils minimal stockfleckig. Einziger echter Schönheitsfehler: Vortitel und Titel von 'Chez les Cannibales' in Fotokopie mit eingebunden!! Ansonsten zwei sehr schöne, gleichermaßen eingebundene Exemplare von selten guter Erhaltung.. Der steinreiche ungarische "Count" Festetics de Tolna gönnte sich und seiner frisch angetrauten Ehefrau eine 8-jährige Hochzeitsreise kreuz und quer durch die Südsee sowie durch die indonesische Inselwelt. Stationen waren u.a. Hawai, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, Neue Hebriden, Salomonen, Bismarck-Archipel, Palau etc. Diese zwei fotografisch hervorragend ausgestattete Reisewerke auf Kunstdruck-Papier waren u.a. die Früchte dieser Expedition.

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        Die Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler von Westfalen. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff.

      je Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn.. je 4°, kartoniert. Falls an nur einem Band (oder mehreren) Interesse besteht, so schicken Sie bitte eine Mail.. Kreis Wittgenstein. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von Dr. Heinzerling. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1903. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 70 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 18 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 2 Karten. Einband berieben und leicht fleckig, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Herford. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von Dr. Jellinghaus. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1908. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 98 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 76 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 3 Karten. Einband lose, berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, Schnitt stockig und etwas unregelmäßig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Meschede. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von F. Brügge. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1908. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 70 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 42 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 3 Karten. Einband berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Olpe. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von F. Hölscher. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1903. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 113 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 45 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 2 Karten. Einband berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Hörde. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von Dr. E. Hoese. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1895. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 70 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 32 Lichtdruck- und 9 Clichetafel- Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 2 Karten. Einband berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Bochum-Stadt. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von Dr. Darpe. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1906. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 35 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 10 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 3 Karten. Einband berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Bochum-Land. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von Dr. Darpe. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1907. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 56 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 14 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 3 Karten. Einband berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Bielefeld-Stadt. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von R. Schrader. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1906. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 31 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 31 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 4 Karten. Einband berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Bielefeld-Land. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von R. Schrader. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1906. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 31 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 12 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 3 Karten. Einband berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Lübbecke. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von Frhr. v.d. Horst. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1907. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 82 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 27 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 3 Karten. Einband berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Steinfurt. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von Dr. Döhmann. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1904. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 114 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 86 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 2 Karten. Einband lose, berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, Schnitt stockig und etwas unregelmäßig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Tecklenburg. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von A. Brennecke. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1907. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 118 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 37 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 3 Karten. Einband lose, berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, Schnitt stockig und etwas unregelmäßig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Siegen. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von Dr. Heinzerling. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1903. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 95 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 22 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 2 Karten. nur Einbandvorderdeckel vorhanden, dieser lose, berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, Schnitt stockig und etwas unregelmäßig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Gelsenkirchen-Stadt. Im Auftrage des Provinzial-Verbandes der Provinz Westfalen bearbeitet von A. Ludorff. Mit geschichtlichen Einleitungen von Dr. Darpe. Schöningh Vlg., Paderborn 1908. 1: 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 40 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 8 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 4 Karten; Einband berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. Kreis Gelsenkrichen Land. Schöningh 1908. 4°, kartoniert, Textteil von 44 Seiten mit s-w-Abb., Tafelteil von 5 Seiten mit s-w-Abb. und 3 Karten; Einband berieben, leicht fleckig und mit Randläsuren, am Rücken mit Läsuren, Schnitt etwas unregelmäßig und oben stockfleckig, Seiten partiell wenig stockig, selten mit Randläsuren und Randfalzen (durch Unregelmäßigkeit des Blocks), sonst Block schön. Interimsbroschur der Zeit.

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        Bret Harts Jinks Announcement.

      Bohemian Club, San Francisco 1903 - First edition. Small bifolio (4 pages; with each page measuring 8 x 5 1/8 inches). Handsome Dixon illustration of a miner on the front in blue and brown, printed text inside. Small area of abrasion to upper left corner (but hard to discern). Very good and the only known copy.From the collection of noted Marnard Dixon scholar Donald Hagery and illustrated in his biography of Dixon (p. 72, The Life of Maynard Dixon). Hagerty in his research found that not even the Bohemian Club possessed a copy of this announcement. "Sometime early in 1903, Dixon received an invitation to join San Francisco's Bohemian Club. Founded in 1872 by newspaper publisher Daniel O'Connell and some other journalists, who enjoyed savoring life as much as work, the organization soon became not only the focus of San Francisco's journalistic profession but also the center for much of the city's literary and artistic life. Dixon's first effort on behalf of the Club was designing the announcement for the 1903 Bret Harte Jinks [offered here]."

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        STORY OF LITTLE BLACK QUIBBA

      - BANNERMAN,HELEN. THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK QUIBBA. Lond: James Nisbet nd [1903]. 16mo, green pict. cloth, 143p., light binding fading and wear, VG+. 1st ed. of the third Little Black story. Little Quibba has many adventures in order to procure the 20 mangoes per day that his sick mother needs in order to survive. Printed on one side of paper with a full page color illustration facing each page of text. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Descent Of Ishtar

      London: Eragny Press, 1903. First edition thus. Hardcover. Orig. patterned gray/green boards, front cover paper label printed in red. Fine. 29 pages. 18.5 x 11 cm. Limited edition, one of 226 copies, printed in red and black in Brook type. Double page floral border, over woodcut illustrated frontispiece and title page, initials and printer's device by or after Lucien Pissarro. Roderick Cave in "The Private Press" notes, "But though Pissarro had learned much of typography from Ricketts they were no means imitations of the Vale manner, Eragny books had a charm and freshness quite unlike anything found in the work of any other private press,....." This legend from fragments in the library of Ashurbaipal at Nineveh dates from some two thousand years before Christ survived to the Greeks, through Phoenicia, in the form of the Adonis Myth. Initial prospectus/order form laid-in. Bright, clean copy.

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        The Works of Tennyson.

      Macmillan and Co., London. 1892-1903. - 9 vols., 8vo (7¼ x 9¼ inches). Contemporary half green morocco, gilt to spine and top edge. Occasional very light foxing, a little rubbing to corners. A very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tantalus

      Canton: Kirgate Press , 1903. First edition thus. 41 pp. (12mo) 16.5x9 cm (6½x3½") period full brown morocco, gilt rule and dot pattern on boards, spine lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt. First Separate Edition. One of 10 copies on Imperial Japan Vellum, from a total edition of 100 copies. Bound by The Adams Bindery. Tipped inside the front cover is the bookplate of Emilie Grigsby, designed by Rene Lalique. Miss Grisbie's collection was sold by Anderson Galleries in 1912. BAL 5313 Just a touch of wear to spine ends; fine.

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        The New Wizard of Oz

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1903. Second edition, Second State. Illustrated by W.W. Denslow throughout. [5]-[260] pp. 4to. Publisher's illustrated green cloth stamped in black and orange. Covers edgeworn. A couple loose pages. Second edition, Second State. Illustrated by W.W. Denslow throughout. [5]-[260] pp. 4to. A stunning edition of L. Frank Baum's "The New Wizard of Oz". The changing colors of the illustrations are delightful and beautifully complement W.W. Denslow's illustrations. Hanff, Greene V

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        Illustration on Cloth of a Woman Hunting with a Shotgun and Dogs

      [No place: no publisher]. 1903. Large vintage illustration on cloth, possibly silk, of a woman in trousers, gaiters, and a western style hat, holding a shotgun at the ready, with a game bag slung across her shoulder. Approximately 20" x 22". Upper left corner has what might be some modest discoloration, or might be part of the design of the outline of the clouds in the background, else near fine. Copyright date of 1903 in lower left corner. We have been unable to track this image and are unsure to what use it was put, either as a decorative wall-hanging or as an advertisement, possibly for a gun or ammunition manufacturer. A highly unusual and a relatively early image of a lone woman with a gun in a recreational context. Currently housed in a cheap and not particularly well-fitting frame as we received it, we would recommend shipping it without the frame. .

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        Original Car Road Tests, a Comprehensive Collection

      Temple Press, London - A possibly unique collection of six A4 Ring Binders, containing 600-700 Car Test Revues, mainly from the Sixties and Seventies. Each is an original and neatly removed from the revelant issue of The Motor magazine. The collection is organised in strict alphabetical order by car Make and Model. The six volumes are as follows: 1. A-B. Fiat Abarth 850 TC to Buick Riviera., 2. Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham to Dove GTR4., 3. Facel Vega-Ford Mustang., 4. Gilbern-Lotus Esprit., 5. Marcos-Porsche Carrera., 6. Renault-Volvo. There are Road Tests for: A.C., Alfa-Romeo., Alvis., Allard., Bentley., Frazer-Nash., Bristol 407, etc, etc. There are nineteen separate Tests for Alfa-Romeo models, for example (both from The Motor & the Autocar). Whoever put this together was a completist., Possibly a garage reference collection? ["The Motor", later, just Motor, was a British weekly car magazine founded on 28 January 1903 and published by Temple Press. It was initially launched as Motorcycling and Motoring in 1902 before the title was shortened. The journal was absorbed by its rival Autocar in 1988. For a brief period after the takeover by Autocar, the name lived on, as the magazine was called Autocar & Motor; however, the name "The Motor" was subsequently dropped]. Eighteen inch shelf run in smart modern red ring binders. Please enquire for further information. Weight 10 kg approximately. Jpg's with pleasure. P.S. Would make a wide ranging resource for anyone in the business of supplying Motor Test Report copies online. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE HIGH HISTORY OF THE HOLY GRAAL. Limited edition

      London, J. M. Dent, 1903.FIRST EDITION 1903, EDITION DE LUXE LIMITED TO 225 COPIES FOR ENGLAND AND AMERICA, THIS BEING No. 34 OF THE ENGLISH COPIES, 4to, 260 x 180 mm, 10¼ x 7 inches, bevelled boards, vellum binding illustrated pale blue and gilt on upper cover and spine, lettered pale blue on upper cover, top edges gilt, pages: xvii, 379. Mounted frontispiece and extra illustrated title page printed red and black on India paper with tissue guard, 22 very beautiful mounted plates, all with tissue guards, 17 printed red and black, 5 black only, exquisite decorative head - and tailpieces also. Spine slightly darkened and slightly rubbed at head and tail, a few faint marks to covers, neat modern bookplate on front pastedown and an early one on front endpaper, endpapers lightly browned, frontispiece and extra title page foxed, last plate foxed very slightly in margin, a few faint fox spots on letterpress title page. Contents otherwise very nice. A very good plus copy of the rare de luxe large paper limited edition. See White page 44 for an excellent description of artistry employed in these wonderful illustrations. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE STORY OF A BOSTON FAMILY: ANN DOWSE WILLIAMS/MARY WILLIAMS LANGLEY

      1903 - DALL, Caroline Healey. THE STORY OF A BOSTON FAMILY. Par 1: Ann Dowse Williams. Part 2: Mary Williams Langley. Boston: Privately Printed, 1903. Printed wraps; 29 pages. First Edition. The biographies of two early Boston matrons, with Mary Williams Langley being the mother of famed aviator and astronomer Samuel Pierpont Langley. Rare- I have been unable to locate any other first edition copies of this title for sale. Signed presentation from Samuel Pierpont Langley on the front cover (which is also the title page): "Mrs. Polly P. Clark, with the regards of S.P. Langley." Born in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1834, Langley was a professor of astronomy and physics and is the inventor of the bolometer, which is able to detect and measure electromagnetic radiation. He also developed an interest in aeronautics and began building one of the first aircraft, named Aerodrome. Several models, which were catapulted of off houseboats, failed but in 1896 one model flew for more than half a mile. Later that year another one remained airborne for nearly two minutes. Just a few months later the Wright brothers achieved the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk and throughout his life, Langley maintained that if funds had not been depleted for his Aerodrome, he would have achieved the fame given to the Wright brothers. Langley Air Force in Virginia, the first U.S. Air Force base, is named for him. He died in 1906. Good condition (contents clean & tight but front cover is detached with several small tears, little wear to the edge of his signature). Rare, especially signed! $1,500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The 18th Hussars in South Africa : The Records of a Cavalry Regiment during the Boer War 1899 -1902.

      Winchester: Warren & Son: First edition 1903 - 8vo., [x], 319pp., portrait frontispiece & 28 photo illustrations, 5 maps (on six fold-out sheets), some minor light occasional spotting to mainly to extreme fore-edges. Original blue publisher's cloth, spine titled in gilt with 18th Hussars heraldic device blocked in gilt to centre of upper cover. A generally VG+ bright clean copy, with some light occasional spotting to extreme fore-edges, of this, one of the scarcest Regimental histories. This book is extremely rare - an account of cavalry service in the Boer War by one of their officers. The 18th Hussars were deployed to South Africa in 1899 and served throughout the conflict until 1902. The Regiment took part in the Battle of Talana Hill, the Siege of Ladysmith; and subsequent patrols against the elusive enemy. This history includes an itinerary of the regiment's movement, and a Roll of Honour of those members who were killed, wounded or died of disease. The 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first formed in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 13th/18th Hussars in 1922. The regiment was first raised as the 19th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1759, renumbered the 18th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1763, and briefly the 4th Regiment of Light Dragoons in 1766 before settling on the 18th in 1769. In 1805 it took the title of the 18th (King's Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, named for George III, and redesignated as hussars in 1807, becoming the 18th (King's Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars). It was informally known as the "Drogheda Light Horse" and it was humorously referred to as the "Drogheda Cossacks". It was disbanded in Ireland in 1821. The regiment was reformed in 1858, as the 18th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons from a nucleus taken from the 15th Hussars, and renamed the 18th Hussars in 1861. In 1903 it was named the 18th (Princess of Wales's Own) Hussars, for Princess Mary, being retitled the 18th (Victoria Mary, Princess of Wales's Own) Hussars in 1905 and the 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars in 1910 to mark her coronation as Queen Consort. After service in the First World War, the regiment retitled as the 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Royal Hussars in 1919, then the 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) in 1921, and was amalgamated with the 13th Hussars to form the 13th/18th Hussars the following year. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SHANGHAI: A HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS AND RESIDENTS TO THE Chief Objects of Interest In and Around the Foreign Settlements and Native City.

      AN EXCELLENT AND EARLY MAJOR GUIDEBOOK TO THE GREAT CITY Shanghai [1903] - , Kelly & Walsh. Red pictorial cloth, 64 b.w.photos, 221p., index, large facsimile color folding map,unusual and exceptionally bright, clean copy, 12.5 x 20 cm.map size: 83.5 x 45 cm. RARE FIRST EDITION ! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Traite de Pathologie Mentale, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Octave Doin, 1903.. Two volumes. Quarto. Paginated consecutively. Pp. xiv, 800; 801 to 1600. Plus 6 chromolithographic plates. With 215 illustrations to text. Many multicolour graphs. Hardcover, uniformly bound in plasticized contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards (part of one spine exposed of plasticization), cloth French corners, spines with raised bands between five compartments, gilt lettering-piece to each, gilt embossed volume number, small shelf label at foot; old institutional stamp, small card pocket to each volume. In a very good condition. Neat, handsome set. ~ First edition. Provenance: Formerly in the library of the Psychiatric Institution Endegeest, Leiden..

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        A complete set of the Dun Emer Press books

      Dundrum, Dublin: Dun Emer Press,, 1903?-1907. 11 works, octavo. Original linen-backed grey or pale blue paper boards, except for In the Seven Woods which is in the original off-white linen, housed in a custom made grey-green cloth slipcase. All colophons and some letterpress printed in red. Spine labels chipped, endpapers browned (as usual), light brown mottling to covers of In the Seven Woods. An attractive complete set of the books issued by the Dun Emer Press, a private press established by Yeats's sisters and which played an important part in the Celtic Revival. The poet acted as literary editor and subsidised its productions; a number of the publications are Yeats first editions. "In 1902, when [Lily] Yeats and her sister, Elizabeth, were invited by Evelyn Gleeson (1855?-1944), Gaelic leaguer and suffragist, to help set up a craft enterprise along the lines of Morris's utopian socialist ideals, they moved back to Dublin with their father. They took a cottage, Gurteen Dhas ('pretty little meadow'), in Churchtown, Dundrum, near the house, Dun Emer, in which Gleeson set up a printing press, carpet and needlework rooms, and other artistic ventures" (ODNB). Elizabeth Yeats took a short printing course and oversaw productions. "The Dun Emer Press was set up using a second-hand Albion handpress that it had acquired through advertising in local newspapers, and paper that had been manufactured at the County Dublin Saggart Mills... [the Press] showed how a specialist press, driven by a combination of the Gaelic League and the Arts and Crafts Movement, could work against the grain of imperial drives and directives, and produce small print runs of ideologically and aesthetically determined rather than economically driven texts. Ironically, in retracing the glories of the eighteenth century in its attention to detail and craft perfection, the press also provided imagery and an aesthetics that would be later grafted onto the new Irish republic and mass-produced in the twentieth century for the Irish diaspora around the world" (Frank Ferguson in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English 1800-1891, pp. 24-26). List of titles: YEATS, W. B. In the Seven Woods. 325 copies. 1903. First and limited edition. Wade 49. "A.E." [pseudonym of George William RUSSELL.] The Nuts of Knowledge. 200 copies. 1903. First and limited edition. HYDE, Douglas (trans.) The Love Songs of Connacht. Preface by W. B. Yeats. 300 copies. 1904. First and limited edition. Wade 260. JOHNSON, Lionel. Twenty-One Poems. Selected by W. B. Yeats. 220 copies. 1905. First and limited edition. Wade 231. YEATS, W. B. Stories of Red Hanrahan. 500 copies. 1905. First and limited edition. Wade 59. EGLINTON, John. Some Essays and Passages. Selected by W. B. Yeats. 200 copies. 1905. First and limited edition. Wade 232. ALLINGHAM, William. Sixteen Poems. Selected by W. B. Yeats. 200 copies. 1905. First and limited edition. Wade 234. GREGORY, Lady. A Book of Saints and Wonders. 200 copies. First and limited edition. 1906. "A. E." [pseudonym of George William RUSSELL.] By Still Waters: Lyrical Poems Old and New. 200 copies. 1906. First and limited edition. TYNAN, Katherine. Twenty One Poems. Selected by W. B. Yeats. 200 copies. 1907. First and limited edition. Wade 238. YEATS, W. B. Discoveries: a Volume of Essays. 200 copies. 1907. First and limited edition. Wade 72.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Blacksmith, 1895/96.(Chicago 127 III/III; Levy 128; Way 90). Transfer lithograph in black, with stumping, printed on fine handmade laid paper with watermark O.W.P & A.C.L.

      Goulding., London 1903 - The Blacksmith, 1895/96(Chicago 127 III/III; Levy 128; Way 90)Transfer lithograph in black, with stumping, printed on fine handmade laid paper with watermark O.W.P & A.C.L. A posthumous edition of 37 impressions printed by Goulding in 1903, the stone was erased the same year.Spink, Stratis & Tedeschi state that there were three life time states. Way records that there were 10 impressions of the first state; four impressions of the second state; 15 impressions of the third state.Image size 220 x 167 mmSheet size 380 x 260mm (10 2/8 x 14 6/8 inches) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Here Then is that Helpful as well as Ennobling Discourse Entitled the Essay on Friendship,

      The Roycrofters, 1903-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Thin folio, 36pp. One of a few 'tall' copies printed on Roycroft handmade paper. The 1905 and 1906 catalogues list the printing numbers of the tall copies only as "a few". This copy is bound in soft gray paper-covered boards with leather spine. The spine is fading and heavily worn, but the gilt word "FRIENDSHIP" is still plainly visible on the spine. There is substantial wear at the base of the spine. The colophon identifies the creator of the illuminated ornaments as Samuel Warner. There are two beautifully illuminated initials in the text, The first of these on page 1 in green, blue and yellow with gilt lettering, the second of these on page 21 uses similar colors with gilt lettering. The colophon is illumined in shades of dark yellow (but not gilt). Although the cover shows wear, especially at the base of the spine, the book istelf is in good condition with modest wear. The top of the page edges are gilt. This is a rare piece of fine bookmaking by The Roycrofters, which was a fine craft working shop founded by Elbert Hubbard in 1895 in East Aurora, New York.

      [Bookseller: Alplaus Books]
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        SCOTTISH PORTRAITS, WITH AN HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL INTRODUCTION AND NOTES

      T.C. and E.C. Jack ., Edinburgh 1903 - TWO VOLUMES. Panelled spines, lettering and panel designs in gilt. The edition limited to 25 copies printed on Japanese vellum, this being copy 24, signed by the publishers. Each volume contains 60 tipped-in plates with protective mats. Some off-setting from the plates onto adjacent pages. Minor toning of the paper, occasional area of foxing, never heavy. A fine set of these portraits of well-known Scottish persons with accompanying notes and biographies. List of the portraits in each volume. Seventeen libraries worldwide list the title among their holdings. We can find no auction sales for it over the past 30 years. This title was also published in a five-portfolio set of 350 copies. Due to the size and weight, postage will be extra. See photos. Size: Large Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Call of the Wild

      1903. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed first edition of perhaps the most iconic work of an archetypally American author and giant of early twentieth century literature.  Though Jack London had experienced some preceding success as a writer, it was The Call of the Wild, written in his mid-twenties, that brought him fame.  London's tale of a pampered California dog who finds his strength, his place, and the brutal gift of his freedom in a savage, primal North met with immediate popularity and critical acclaim.  The first printing quickly sold out and the story has since seen a host of successive editions, remaining continuously in print.  London's story occupies a pinnacle amid the remarkably prolific output of his short, strenuous, and celebrated literary life.  The story's hero, Buck, ranks among the most provocative and best known animal protagonists in literature.  To the virtues of the story itself, the first edition lends a striking aesthetic. The distinctive illustrated binding features vertically scored olive cloth with an iconic London dog sled scene in three panels on the front cover in red, white, and black, with gilt print on spine and front cover, and a color illustration of the lead sled dog from the front cover repeated on the spine.  Within, the book is profusely illustrated in color by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull, bound with illustrated endpapers, and printed with generous margins (its thirty two thousand words, more novella-length than novel, nonetheless fill 231 pages).  The heavy gray paper dust jacket repeats the front cover illustrations and spine illustrations in dark green print.   This copy is very good plus in an original dust jacket.  The binding remains tight and bright with sharp corners.  Minor wear is primarily confined to extremities.  The typical abrasion loss of the white "snow" on the front cover and spine is modest.  We note a modest forward lean to the binding.  The contents remain bright and clean with a crisp feel.  We find no previous ownership marks or spotting.  The illustrated endpapers, frontispiece tissue guard, all illustrations, and the two-page Macmillan advertisement bound in at the rear are all intact.  The untrimmed fore edges and bottom edges remain exceptionally clean with only slight age-toning, and the top edge gilt is bright.  Searching for internal flaws, we note only faint finger smudges at the blank inner margin of page 15.  The illustrated dust jacket remains clean with clearly legible print and only perhaps a hint of barely discernible color shift to the spine.  The jacket has suffered no repair or reinforcement.  It bears unmistakable association with the first edition in the form of color ink from the front cover illustration that has transferred to the front panel verso of the dust jacket.  We note chip losses at the spine heel to a maximum .5 inch depth, a .25 inch deep strip loss at the spine head, modest loss to the corners, and fractional wear to the edges and front flap fold.  Losses to spine extremities do not impact either title or publisher print.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.  References:  BAL 11876, Woodbridge 19

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Andre's Journal. An Authentic Record of the Movements and Engagements of the British Army in America from June 1777 to November 1778 as recorded from Day to Day

      Boston:: The Bibliophile Society,. 1903.. Limited edition. Hardcover. One of ten copies signed by William Bixby for presentation, with "Compliments of W. K. Bixby" at ffep. William Bixby owned the original manuscript of Andre's journal, which ws not discovered until 1902. Includes an important account of the British Army during the Revolutionary War. A beautiful production, printed for members of the Bibliophile Society, and limited to 487 copies. William K. Bixby was a self-made man, born in 1874, who became the head of American Car & Foundry, a St. Louis corporation that made railroad cars. His major beneficiaries were the St. Louis Art Museum, Washington University and the Missouri Historical Society & History Museum. Bixby served lengthy terms as president or vice president of the Historical Society over more than two decades. Many of the books in his collection were given to the Museum, including the The Nuremberg Chronicle (1493), and papers of Thomas Jefferson. 2 volumes. Small 4to, (xx) 135pp, & (xii), 78pp, 38 maps & plans, facsimiles and two signed engraved etched portraits by W.H.W. Bicknell. Top edges gilt. Bound in full vellum, lettered in gilt, with gilt crest. Howes A 239. Some light dusting on vellum, a beautiful copy overall.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Seele, ein Zyklus von 30 Tuschzeichnungen. 1901 - 1903 Willi Geiger.

      München Bruckmann Oktober 1903. - FLUR Folio ( 36 x 29 cm). Braune Originalhalbleinenflügelmappe mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. Die Mappe mit geringen Anschmutzungen (siehe Foto Vorderdeckel). 4 Blätter., 30 Taf. Lose in Ohlwd.-Mappe. Nur das Vortitelblatt, Tafeln 27 (siehe Foto) und 29 mit geringfügigsten Anschmutzungen. Nahezu tadellos sauber im Innenbereich, sehr schön erhalten. Richtig gutes Exemplar. Eines von 200 Exemplaren. Willi Geigers Lehrer Franz von Stuck gewidmete Sammlung von Reproduktionen des 1901 - 1903 entstandenen Zyklus von Tuschfederzeichnungen. 800

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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