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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Geoffrey Jackson]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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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.

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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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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayaam

      London: Printed by Charles Whittingham at the Chiswick Press for George Bell 1903 - Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall, 9 inches including box. A magnificent and unique item. Housed in a green and red silk lined 'pull off box' of the highest quality. Bound in full pink crushed morocco by RIVIERE with gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Blue morocco doublures and watered silk free endpapers. The volume contains all 22 of the original pen and ink drawings by Robert Anning Bell bound in opposite the text and drawings of the 1903 reprint of the original 1902 first edition. A wonderful item in pristine condition, the binding having been housed in the box since it was created is as new. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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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]

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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.

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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

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        Bourse De Voyage

      Collection Hetzel, Paris - Cartonnage d'éditeur au globe à ,la mappemonde (ou globe doré). Un volume grand in-octavo sans date (1903) de (4), 441, (3) pages, quelques petites rousseurs sur les trois premiers et derniers feuillets, sinon impeccable, avec 47 illustrations par Benett, 12 grandes chromotypographies, nombreuses vues photographiques, une carte. Cartonnage en superbe état hormis une petite tache au second plat, premier plat et dos aux ors rutilants; tranches dorées, belle gouttière. Size: Grand in-8 (19 X 28.5 cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GOLLIWOGG'S CIRCUS

      - (UPTON,FLORENCE)illus. THE GOLLIWOGG'S CIRCUS by Bertha Upton. London: Longmans Green 1903. Oblong 4to (11 x 8 5/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips rubbed and 3 tiny archival margin mends, else tight, clean and near Fine. 1st ed. The adventures begin when the group joins the circus. 31 great full page color illustrations. Nice clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Was treue Liebe vermag".

      - Bildergeschichte mit Worten. Folge von acht Bleistiftzeichnungen. München 1903. Zwei Blätter signiert. Je ca. 10,5:12,5 cm. Reproduziert in: „Fliegende Blätter". Literatur: Flemig, SS. 220/21.

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        Denslow's Humpty Dumpty and Other Stories: Humpty Dumpty, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Old Mother Hubbard, House that Jack Built (First Edition)

      G. W. Dillinghma Co. Publishers 1903 - True first edition published by Dillingham (not Donahue). Gray cloth with color plate paste-down on front cover. Front cover lightly soiled. Pages illustrated in full color, including title and dedication pages. First front free end-paper separated from binding. Inner front hinge starting. Title page torn at lower hinge. Corners a bit worn. [74]pp. Full refund if not satisfied. Rare first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 8. VIII. 1903.. 2 SS. Gr.-4to. Auf Briefpapier des Hotel Palmbaum, Leipzig.. "Sehr geehrter Herr! Ihr freundliches Schreiben vom 15. Juli 1903 wurde mir auf manchen Irrfahrten nachgesandt, bis er mich im Riesengebirge traf [...] Loewe als Schöpfer und Vertreter der musikalischen Kunstballade hat selbstverständlich die alte Volksballade und das derselben verwandte ältere Volkslied nicht in umfangreicher Weise in den Bereich seiner Kompositionen gezogen, war aber ein sehr genauer Kenner derselben. Dem 'Wunderhorn' entnommen hat er zunächst A) das Fabellied (Fabelballade) 'Wettstreit des Kukuks mit der Nachtigall', dessen Text er fast wörtlich beibehielt. B) Sodann 'Herr Olof' (bei Loewe-Herder 'Oluf') [...]". - Der evangelische Pfarrer Runze veröffentlichte philosophische Schriften und Gedichte, vor allem aber setzte er sich für die Verbreitung der Werke seines Musiklehrers Carl Loewe ein und veröffentlichte eine 17-bändige Gesamtausgabe von Loewes Kompositionen. - Mittig quer gefaltet.

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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 WORKS OF ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (Author's Edition)

      Smith, Elder & Co. London 1903 - The Works of Arthur Conan Doyle. 12 Volumes complete. Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies, Signed by Doyle. The first volume "The White Company" is signed by the Author. 510 sets were bound by Smith, Elder & Company, the remaining copies were passed to John Murray and were reissued with new title-pages dated 1903 in and after 1917. The author consider this edition to be his best works; he revised parts and added notes with new introductions. This English edition has the distinction of having to illustrations in each volume rather than one. Bound in 3/4 Red Morocco bindings by Bayntun with five raised bands. Top edge gold gilt. A very fine set. No rubbing to leather or cloth. No bumped corners to book. A lovely set that Doyle considered to be his best works. *** WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. *** WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 36 YEARS. *** Please Note: Set will cost extra to ship including Insurance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MOTONOBU GA SHU: Collection of [Kano] Motonobu Paintings.

      A SUPERB FOLIO SET WITH STUNNING COLOR EXAMPLES [Tokyo 1903- - 07, Shimbi Shoin]. 3 folio vols, 17 x 12 inches,in folding slipcases with ivory clasps. All edges gilt. Many color woodcut plates, 146 b.w. plates. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Call of the Wild Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Chas. Edw. Hooper.

      New York The Macmillan Company 1903 - The First Edition of Jack London’s Greatest Novel LONDON, Jack. The Call of the Wild. Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Chas. Edw. Hooper. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 3/16 inches; 192 x 131 mm). [5]-231, [1, blank], [2, ads] pp. With frontispiece and ten color plates, included in pagination. Text illustrations, some printed in blue and some in color. Title-page printed in blue and black. Original vertically ribbed green cloth, front cover and spine decoratively stamped in white, red, black, and gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers, printed in blue with dog-team and mountain scene. In the original dark grey printed dust jacket, rebacked with tissue. Cloth rubbed along extremities, vertical crease along cloth spine, jacket with a few short tears along top and bottom of spine as well as some professional restoration. Otherwise, a very good copy of this scarce first edition. "The book, illustrating London's recurrent Darwinian theme of the need for adaptation to survive was an immediate success and thrust London into a position of unaccustomed wealth." (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia, 163). BAL 11876. Woodbridge 19. HBS 67168. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Drawing of standing couple (irate mother and abashed son)

      N.p. [New York] 1903 - Interesting drawing by Florence S. Shinn (1871-1940), popular New York illustrator of "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" and William Dean Howells' "The Flight of Pony Baker", as well as an author in her own right. Small chips at outer edges (not into image) Pen and ink on illustration board, signed ("Florence Scovel Shinn") at bottom, captioned dialogue at bottom in light pencil, printer's annotations front and rear in colored pencil, sticker of "the Century Company" on rear. 1 vols. 13-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        SIXTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS OF SUBJECTS FROM KIPLING'S JUNGLE BOOK

      DETMOLD, MAURICE AND EDWARD. (DETMOLD,MAURICE AND EDWARD)illus. SIXTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS OF SUBJECTS FROM KIPLING'S JUNGLE BOOK. London: Macmillan 1903. Elephant folio (16" x 22"). Containing 16 plates plus a 4 page list of illustrations and title page, all loose as issued in gilt pictorial cloth case. The gilt eagle design on the cover of the case was also by the Detmolds. The case has the usual wear and repair to the fold-over cloth flaps and joints and there are some neat mends to a few paper protectors and contents pages. Overall this is a better than Very Good, nice complete copy. It is not known how many of these portfolios were issued, but due to the high quality of the reproductions and the costs involved in printing and constructing the pictorial cases, the total number was undoubtedly very small. The portfolio is complete with 16 full color plates of varying size, each mounted on archival board measuring 15 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches and matted. Each plate has a protective paper sheet captioned with the title of the illustration. Done with the rich colors that typify the Detmolds' artwork, the reproductions found in the small book edition published five years later pale in comparison to these plates. Generally considered their finest work and arguably the finest book illustrations of all time. R. Dalby (Golden Age of Book Illus. p. 96) says "These paintings were praised for their realistic detail and decorative arrangement" and Diana Johnson (RISD: Fantastic Illustrations p. 61 ) says: "The end result of this incongruous joining together of the quasi-scientific and the ornamental is an image which is both fanciful and often rather disturbing." This was published when the Detmold twins were only twenty years old, and proved to be their last collaborative work before Maurice committed suicide in 1908. Because the illustrations almost look like original art when framed, that was the fate of most plates, so the set is rarely found complete.

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        BAYERN. - Trachten. - Bauern Trachten aus dem bayerischen Hochland.

      Verlag der Vereinigten Kunstanstalten,, Mchn., 1903 - 48 x 34,5 cm. 34 Bl., mit 30 (20 farb-) lithographierten Tafeln und 12 Textabbildungen. Lipperheide Dfc 14; Colas 3113; Hiler 910. - Die Tafeln stellen "die Mannigfaltigkeit der originellen und malerischen Bauerntracht des bayerischen Hochlandes - und zwar aus allen Landschaftsgebieten, vom Berchtesgadener Land bis hinüber an den Lech - als höchst erfreuliches Zeichens eines urwüchsigen und unverdorbenen Geschmackes, als Erzeugnis einer blühenden Volkskunst" dar (Vorwort). Mit zahlreichen Wiedergaben aus Lipowskis „Sammlung Bayerischer National-Costüme" (darunter Hochzeitstanz in einer Schenke in Schliersee und Kirchweihtanz in Tegernsee), Trachten von Lorenzo Quaglio und den Gebirgsschützen von Gustav Kraus aus dem Oktoberfestzug 1835. - In guter Gesamterhaltung.

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

      Toronto: William Briggs, [1903]. - First edition. 8vo. Pictorial cloth, 293 pp., preface, illustrated, plates, portraits. Six Score 25 says, "Craig was an American who became manager of the Oxley Ranch in the province of Alberta during the 1880s. The book recounts a classic example of absentee ownership [by the British lords and commons referred to in the title] and the subsequent mismanagement brought about by conflicts between Craig and the owners. This book and that by L.V. Kelly are the best two books on Canadian ranching. Craig was bitter about his experience and his narrative is one-sided. For the owner's side, see A. Staveley Hill's FROM HOME TO HOME." Former owner's inked name on front fly leaf, white ink on cover is unchipped but white ink on spine panel is moderately chipped. Overall in much better condition than most copies, and is a very good tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stars of the Desert.

      London: William Heinemann. New York: John Lane 1903 - 8vo, 214 x 138 mms., unnumbered, pp. [viii], 151 [152 text, with colophon reading "Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson, & Co. | London & Edinburgh," including half-title, uncut, many leaves unopened, errata slip pasted to lower margin of page 1, original grey boards with cream-coloured spine, with paper label (slightly soiled), and inscribed by author on recto of front free end-paper, "Aunt [?Lucy] | from Violet | Xmas 1903." Adela Florence Nicolson (18651904) published under the pseudonym Laurence Hope, though to friends and her husband she was "Violet." Stars of the Desert was Laurence Hope's second book of poetry, and was first published in 1903. It was the last book by Hope to appear before her death. The inscription is dated to December 1903, and she committed suicide about ten months later, in October 1904. Her third book, published as Indian Love in Britain and as Last Poems in the United States, appeared posthumously in 1905. Curiously, ODNB doesn't mention that Hope was known as "Violet" by her family and many friends. Inscribed copies of her works seem uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

      London. John Murray 1903 - 8 volumes octavo 9x6 inches. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece of Gibbon and 10 maps some outlined in colour. HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN HALF PERIOD LIGHT CALF BY HENRY YOUNG AND SONS OF LIVERPOOL. Twin leather lettering labels and gilt lozenges in compartments, marbled endpapers top edge gilt. Minor spotting to some titles and the portrait otherwise a lovely solid clean set in a handsome binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collectanea

      The Kirgate Press, Canton 1903 - 4to. Superb intensely ornate decorative and inlaid binding by RALPH RANDOLPH ADAMS, an innovative binder in the early 1900's who revitalized the Viennese inlay or mosaic technique in fine binding. ONE OF ONLY 15 COPIES ON IMPERIAL JAPAN PAPER. TEG, others uncut. Bound in full brown morocco; the front cover is nearly completely filled with ornate leaf and stylized floral design ipress in the leather, inlaid black petals arranged in groups with gilt stamped internal designs and inlaid black petals, similar designs on back cover and spine From "Brush and Pencil," 1904: "Randolph Adams, whose magnificent bindings in Viennese inlay have become so well know of late. and wonderful mosaic designs in leather, surpass, it is said, anything o fthe sort hitherto attempted by either ancient or modern binders, and his bindings are in the collections of many well-known connoisseurs." An important, though perhaps lesser known American fine bookbinder. Margins of spine sightly, corners very slightly rubbed, an extremely tight and solid binding, near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE LIGHT INVISIBLE

      London: Isbister & Company Limited,. 1903. title leaf printed in red and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in white and gray, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, fore and bottom edges untrimmed.. A few scattered fox marks to edges of endpapers, a near fine copy. with bright, attractive binding and fresh clean pages that appear. unread. The first printing of this UK edition is quite scarce,. especially in such nice condition. (#118374). First edition, first printing. The author's first book. Fifteen weird tales, including the noted ghost story, "The Traveller." Religious ghost stories, dogmatism offset by strong atmosphere, especially "The Watcher," "The Blood-Eagle," "Poena Damni," and "The Traveller." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 32. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 148. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia if Horror and the Supernatural, p. 30. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-18. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 70. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01139.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens. Include: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, etc

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1903. - The Biographical Edition. Complete in 19 volumes; 8vo. (23 x 75cm). Sumptuous contemporary binding of red half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and extra gilt to spines; marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt. With illustrations by Phiz, Cruikshank, Stone, etc. A stunning set, binding sound, gilt bright, pages and edges bright white. A truly pristine set, unusual thus. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Henry Fielding. Comprising his Novels, Plays, Poems and Miscellaneous Writings. Complete and Unabridged. Illustrated. With an Essay on the Life, Genius and Achievement of the Author by William Ernest Henley

      London: William Heinemann, 1903., 1903. 16 volumes, 8vo. Complete. Limited Edition to 375 sets of which this is No.69, signed by W. Heinemann to limitation page of each volume. Bound in dark red half morocco, gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines, retaining the publisher's original boards with decorated gilt titles to uppers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with reproductions of the original designs by Gravelot, Stothard, Rowlandson, etc. A beautiful presentation.

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        Poems and Lyrics

      The Walter Scott Publishing Co. Ltd 1903 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aux embuscades de la vie - Dans la foi - Dans l'ordre établi - Dans l'amour

      first edition on the current paper it is printed as 15 Holland paper.Binding to bradel half percaline old red, smooth back with a gold finial, as part of Havana morocco, double net and date tail, preserved covers, contemporary binding.Rare autograph signed by the author to his friend Emile Deshayes on the first cover plate.Beautiful copy Bibliothèque-Charpentier Paris 1903 12x19cm relié

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        On the 'Polar Star' in the Arctic Sea

      London: Hutchinson and Co. 1903., 1903. First Edition. Quarto, two volumes, pp. xvi, 346, xvii-xxii, pp. viii, 702, ix-xii. Numerous illustrations, both full page and in text, five maps including one in a pouch to the rear of volume two. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine and a gilt depiction of the 'Stella Polare' to the front. Ownership bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes, all four inner joints have split but binding is still secure. Some light rubbing to covers and bumping to extremities.

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        The Novels of Jane Austen

      London: Dent, 1901-1903 - 10 volume set, 7 inches tall. A delightful set of this beautifully illustrated edition with raised bands and gilt titles, floral centre tools and top edges. Slight sunning to the spines, but absolutely no splitting or loss. Colour plates by C.E. & H.M. Brock and ornamentation throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Call of the Wild

      New York: Macmillan Company. 1903. First. First edition. One corner a little bumped and the spine ends a little rubbed, else fine with the painted "snow" on the spine and front board (usually quiet worn) only very slightly rubbed, lacking the dustwrapper. One of the two great novels, along with White Fang, for which the author seems destined to be remembered. His empathy for animals, combined with his appreciation of the Darwinian lessons of life, overcome London's occasionally simplistic political agenda, resulting in a classic tale for both children and adults. A tight and very nice copy. .

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