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        The Call of the Wild

      MacMillan Company, 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. MacMillan Company, New York 1903. First Edition / First Printing. Stated Published July 1903, no additional printings. Top edge gold gilt. Illustrated cloth boards. Illustrated with all plates present. Rare Book. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, rubbing, light spots. Endpaper hinged, age toning, note in pen at the endpaper. Name at the front endpaper and verso of the frontispiece.

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        Moderne Farbige Reclame Schriften [und] Arangements: Unter Besonderer Berucksichtigung D. Farbenstimmung Entworfen & Theils in Der Praxis Ausgefuhrt Im Atelier Fur Decorationsmalerei

      Karl W. Schilling, Heilborn 1903 - Undated [1903]. In German. Exceptional collection of full color Art Nouveau advertising plus examples of Art Nouveau alphabets and embellishments. Fifty-five plates in a printed light brown hardcover portfolio (13.5" tall) with black cloth spine, plus a full color advertising leaflet for this book and four page publisher's advertisement leaflet. The first 30 plates are full color advertising designs; the remaining 25 are alphabets or words in decorative Art Nouveau borders and other embellishments, printed in dark green, dark blue or dark red. All plates are printed on one side only. The covers have some edgewear and light fraying to the spine ends, plates are very clean with only a few affected by some very light foxing, plate 18 has closed tear to upper margin, printed area not affected. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed "E. Granados" to the French music publisher Bellon

      1-1/4 pp. Octavo. Dated Barcelona, November 30, 1903. In black ink. On stationery with "Academia Granados" printed at head. In French (with translation). Granados grants Bellon the exclusive rights to his works in France. In a postscript he also mentions "Pablo" – almost certainly the noted cellist Pablo Casals (1876-1973). "I have spoken with my editors and they agreed to cede to you the exclusive rights of my works for all of France. I very much wish to see Paris again, and I will do so with the greatest pleasure on that occasion. One day or another I will travel there for nothing more than my own pleasure, and I assure you I will bear that expense without regret... You told me that Pablo would return the 25th – In a letter Pablo tells me that he will be there the 7th. I will certainly tell you of his return..." Slightly worn; creased at folds. . Catalan pianist and composer Enrique Granados "appeared frequently in recitals, concerto performances and chamber music alongside such prominent figures as Thibaud, Saint-Saëns and Casals, a personal friend, for whom he composed several pieces. He became well known for his impromptu improvisations... GranadosÂ’s musical language is rooted in mainstream European traditions, frequently blended with elements derived from traditional Spanish (and less often Catalan) folk music... [His] foremost strength was undoubtedly his melodic gift, which can be best appreciated in his songs and piano works... Granados made a significant contribution to the development of a national Spanish school and, though he is often considered more conservative than Albéniz or Falla, the degree to which native elements inform his music should not be underestimated... " Mark Larrad in Grove online Jean-Bénédikt Bellon (1867-1914) was adtive as a music publisher from ca. 1902-07. Letters of Granados are rare; this is a rather significant example.

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        M. Gor'kii. Rasskazy "Mal'va" T. III-II [Cyrillic Micrographic script portrait of Maxim Gorky]

      NP, Kiev 1903 - Folio. Size approx. 28 x 20 inches (50 x 70 cm). Rare micrographic portrait of Maxim Gorky composed from the letters of his short story Malva. The portrait was engraved by S. B. Khazin based on a photograph of the famous Russian author taken in Nizhny Novgorod by the Russian photographer Maxim Petrovich Dmitriev and printed by S. V. Kul'zhenko. Portrait passed by the censor in Kiev, 23 February 1903. The technique of portraiture using words and letters appears in Russia in 1900 with Khazin's portrait of Count Leo Tolstoy which used 4700 characters to form the work. His second portrait in this style was the present work, that of Gorky, which used the approximately 82,000 characters of the story to form the hair, clothing, and chair on which Gorky is sitting. Though Malva was first published in 1897, Khazin used the latest edition which appeared in 1903 as the second piece in the third volume of Gorky's story, as identified in the title. Little is known of Khazin except that he was mostly likely born near the town of Yarysheva Mogilev-Podolsk in the Ukraine, and that he had his portraits printed in Kiev. His technique consisted of using a well-known photograph, leaving the face untouched but washing away everything else except for an outline of the original. He then drew the portrait using the handwritten text, with the individual letters usually less than a millimeter in height, all of which needed to be engraved in mirror image so that it could be read once the print was struck. Not found in OCLC or any major European libraries. There is a copy at Centraljnaya Gorodskaya Biblioteka im. A.M. Gorjkogo, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Sporadic and minor closed tears along edges (not affecting portrait). Moderate age-toning along edges (not affecting image). Print in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed "E. Granados" to the French music publisher Bellon

      . 1-1/4 pp. Octavo. Dated Barcelona, November 30, 1903. In black ink. On stationery with "Academia Granados" printed at head. In French (with translation). Granados grants Bellon the exclusive rights to his works in France. In a postscript he also mentions "Pablo" - almost certainly the noted cellist Pablo Casals (1876-1973). "I have spoken with my editors and they agreed to cede to you the exclusive rights of my works for all of France. I very much wish to see Paris again, and I will do so with the greatest pleasure on that occasion. One day or another I will travel there for nothing more than my own pleasure, and I assure you I will bear that expense without regret... You told me that Pablo would return the 25th - In a letter Pablo tells me that he will be there the 7th. I will certainly tell you of his return..." Slightly worn; creased at folds.. Catalan pianist and composer Enrique Granados "appeared frequently in recitals, concerto performances and chamber music alongside such prominent figures as Thibaud, Saint-Saens and Casals, a personal friend, for whom he composed several pieces. He became well known for his impromptu improvisations... Granados's musical language is rooted in mainstream European traditions, frequently blended with elements derived from traditional Spanish (and less often Catalan) folk music... [His] foremost strength was undoubtedly his melodic gift, which can be best appreciated in his songs and piano works... Granados made a significant contribution to the development of a national Spanish school and, though he is often considered more conservative than Albeniz or Falla, the degree to which native elements inform his music should not be underestimated... " Mark Larrad in Grove online Jean-Benedikt Bellon (1867-1914) was adtive as a music publisher from ca. 1902-07. Letters of Granados are rare; this is a rather significant example.

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        Andrew and Nathaniel Plimer: Miniature Painters--Their Lives and Their Works

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1903. A magnificent production: sumptuously and beautifully bound in a contemporary-to-the-period, full olive-green morocco by Morrell binders (signed on the front pastedown), a one-time subsidiary of legendary London booksellers, Henry Sotheran Ltd. (founded in 1761). Intricate gilt-lattice to panels and spine, 5 raised bands, gilt-tooled compartments. Clean and bright and very well-preserved, a solid, VG+ to Near Fine copy. Very light wear along the outer hinges, light sunning to the front panel and spine. A very small limitation: 1 of only 75 copies (#37) with the 30 tissue-guarded, handcolored plates. All miniatures in lovely, Fine condition. Internally immaculate as well, with bright white paper and no writing or markings of any kind. Thick, tall quarto, 163 pgs., top-edge gilt. Also including attractive gilt-decorated, leather-bordered pastedowns, which contain original, large tipped-in photographs. The young soldier in the photograph to the front pastedown is likely Anton Schutz, the former owner of this copy and the founder and publisher of New York Graphic Society, and the beautiful woman in the photograph to the rear pastedown is likely his young bride. . First Edition. Full-Leather. Collectible; Fine.

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        The Genius of Turner, R. A

      London, Paris & New York: Offices of the 'Studio',, 1903. Quarto (285 x 205 mm). Contemporary fine binding in brown full morocco by Cedric Chivers of Bath with hand-painted vellum vignette to the front board, Art Nouveau decoration in gilt incorporating Tudor roses and hearts to front board and spine, bevelled boards ruled in gilt, turn-ins gilt with roses at corners, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 15 other colour plates, 130 black and white illustrations, facsimile letter and portrait of the artist. Extremities a little worn, a few minor nicks and stains to boards, foxing to edges of free endpapers and sporadically to contents. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of this special issue of The Studio Magazine, handsomely bound by Cedric Chivers.

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        The Novels and Stories of Ivan Turgenieff with an Introductory Essay By Henry James

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1903 - Complete in 16 volumes, half-bound in brown calf, with gilt lettering and decoration to spines, with frontispiece portraits. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Decameron

      A.H. Bullen, 1903, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacketfirst edition in this format. complete 2 volume set with all plates as called for . further there is a folder containing a further 8 plates. the folder is very worn and has been repaired. the plates are all in very good condition.the boards of the 2 volumes are lightly worn. there are no inscriptions in the books and the binding is excellent. some light foxing and age related marks. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 77fg.

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        The Institutes of Cape Law : being a compendium of the common law, decided cases, and statute law of the colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Book 1: the law of persons ; Book 2: the law of things.

      J.C. Juta, 1903, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionrare 2 volume set. original pressed boards with gold gilt on the spines. the boards are a little worn and marked. volume 1 bound in green cloth, volume 2 in red. the spine on volume 2 is faded to pink. both volumes have a previous owner's stamp mark. a few light pencil annotations which can be easily rubbed out but may be of interest. the binding is very good. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law; Inventory No: 88fa.

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        The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

      London: George Allen 1903. [5] 137, [4] pp., Illustrated with beautiful full colour plates by Robert Engels. Numbered edition of 300 copies (no.229). Lovely bottle green half morocco over green cloth boards by Riviere. AEG. Minor fading to leather, subtle fading to cloth. Wonderful itrem. . Near Fine. Half Morocco. Limited Edition. 1903. 4to..

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        THE AMBASSADORS

      1903. A Novel. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1903. Original light blue boards, with fabric dust jacket. First American Edition of the novel in which a rich Massachusetts widow sends various "ambassadors" (an admirer, a daughter, etc.) to France to bring back her son from what she presumes is an undesirable liaison. This was considered by James himself to be "quite the best, 'all round,' of my productions." In preparing this edition, Harper made an error that became the accepted norm for this novel, undiscovered for almost half a century: chapters 28 and 29 were mistakenly reversed in order (into chronological sequence, wiping out James's intended flashback effect).~This volume is fine, without wear or soil; the fabric dust jacket is near-fine, essentially without wear but with a few small spots of soil. Supino 58.6.0; Edel & Laurence A58b; Modern Library 100 #27; a Connolly Modern Movement selection.

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        THE SCOURGE OF THE GULPH [wrapper title]

      London: Elkin Mathews, [1903].. Small octavo. Stiff pale blue wrappers, with handcolored pictorial vignette. Illustrated by the author. Fine. First edition, ordinary issue, of "One of Jack B. Yeats's Plays for the Miniature Stage." This issue was published at one shilling; for five shillings, one could buy a copy colored throughout by Yeats. This copy has the laid in portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson by William Strang, which usually accompanied those copies issued together with JAMES FLAUNTY ...[1901] in a special envelope. COLBECK II:955.

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        La montagne a travers les ages. Role joue par elle, facon dont elle a ete vue. En 2 volumes.

      Grenoble, H. Falque et F. Perri, Librairie Dauphinoise & Moutiers, Francois Ducloz, Librairie Savoyarde, 1903-1904,. in-4°, XV + 559 p. / 4 ff. + 494 p.+ 1 ff., richement illustre d'au total 657 illustrations d'apres les documents anciens et modernes, qqs-unes en couleurs, reliures en demi-cuir noir, dos a quatre nerfs orne or, tres bel exemplaire de ce classique.. Edition originale. Un des 2400 exemplaires num. N° 1261. Bel exemplaire. Riche documentation illustree sur la montagne presque exclusivement de l'Europe centralle: les Alpes. Avec des chapitres, bien entendu tous concernant la montagne: Volume 1) Des temps antiques a la fin du dix-huitieme siecle: L'antiquite. / Role et physionomie dans la societe feodale. / Traverseurs et ascensionnistes au Moyen Age. / La fiction au Moyen Age: legendes, superstitions, croyances. / Decouverte, celebree, portraituree a partir de la Renaissance. / La conquete au 16e siecle. / La reaction ouverte contre la montagne au 17e siecle. / Glorifiee entrant dans l'intellect de la societe au 18e siecle. / Devant l'art et les artistes du 18e siecle. / La conquete au 18e siecle par les excursionnistes et les savants.Volume 2) La montagne aujourd'hui: La pensee litteraire du 19e siecle. / L'estampe et l'imagerie du 19e siecle. / Nouvelles routes alpestres et excursionnistes au commencement du 19e siecle. / Le romantisme: Mont-Blanc et Pyrenees. / Le developpement de l'alpinisme. / L'alpinisme devenant une des caracteristiques de la societe moderne. / Mise en exploitation. / La caricature. / Au 20e siecle. / La publicite commerciale. / Militaire - son role dans l'histoire de l'humanite."Le plus beau livre jamais consacre a la montagne, le plus documente, le plus recherche de tous ceux qui s'interessent a l'histoire de l'alpinisme". Ce monumental ouvrage sur la montagne constitue une reference indispensable, remarquablement imprime par Ducloz a Moutiers. Tres recherche. (Perret).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2031.

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        Das Deutsche Schutzgebiet Samoa; allgemeines Auskunfts- und Adressbuch, herausgegeben im Auftrage und mit Unterstützung des Kaiserlichen Gouvernements zu Apia.

      Apia Veralg von A. Luebke, 1903.. Original-Halbleinwand, 8°, 60 Seiten. Auf dem leeren Notizblatt zwischen Adress- und Anzeigenteil Anmerkungen von alter Hand in Bleistift, gutes, sauberes Exemplar..

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        [Works]. Author's Edition. Complete in 12 volumes

      London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1903. Signed limited edition. This is copy no. 272 of an edition limited to 1,000 copies signed by the author Arthur Conan Doyle. Complete in 12 volumes. Author's edition. This is the first issue with the 1903 Smith Elder title page. Bound in recent half brown morocco over brown cloth. Five raised bands to spines with maroon leather title labels and gilt decorations. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Signature leaf bound into first volume after first blank. Captioned tissue-guarded frontis and one additional illustration to each volume. A few light scratches to several boards. Very occasional light foxing. Signature leaf slightly browned but ink signature clear and dark. Titles include: The White Company; The Great Shadow and Uncle Bernac; Micah Clarke; A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four; Rodney Stone; Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; A Duet, With an Occasional Chorus; The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard; Tragedy of the Korosko and the Green Flag; The Stark-Munro Letters and Round the Red Lamp and The Refugees. Green and Gibson A60. A Near Fine set. . Near Fine. Half Morocco. Signed Limited Edition. 1903. 8vo..

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        Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle. From the Book of St. Albans ? With an Introductory Essay on the Contemplative Man's favorite recreation by William Loring Andrews

      New York: Scribners, 1903. Limited edition of 160 copies on hand-made paper. [xii], lxxxvi, [x] pp. Printed at the Gilliss Press from type cast specially for this book, patterned after the traditional old character first used by Wynkyn de Worde in his original 1496 edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in limp vellum, gilt stamped, t.e.g. Ex Libris of Richard C. Hunt (Librarian of the Anglers' Club of New York).

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        L'immunité dans les maladies infectieuses [title in Russian]

      St. Petersburg, 1903. First edition in Russian. Text in Russian, translated from the original French. 1 vols. 8vo. Original wrapper spine and rear cover present, front wrapper perished. Inscribed Classic of Immunology First Russian edition of a classic of immunology, for which the author won a Nobel Prize in 1908, sharing it with Paul Ehrlich. This copy is inscribed (in Russian): "To Joseph Mankovich Krauzman in fond remembrance from Elia M. Paris 1903." According to the DSB, Metchnikoff, while in Paris in 1900, "began to write a large and comprehensive book, L'immunité dans les maladies infectieuses (1901). This book was a magnificent review of the entire field of both comparative and human immunology. The work was also, of course, a defense of the theory of phagocytosis, which the humoral theory of immunity seriously challenged. The work of the German bacteriologists, especially Emil Behring, Paul Ehrlich, and Robert Koch, which led to discovery of many new bacteria, toxins, and antitoxins, strengthened the beliefs of those who held to a noncellular theory of immunity ... In 1908 Metchnikoff and Ehrlich shared the Nobel Prize for their researches illuminating the understanding of immunity ... "

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        PLANCHES DE L'ARMORIAL GÉNÉRAL. Armoiries des Familles contenues dans l'Armorial Général (6 Volumes) [avec/with] Armorial Général de J. B. Rietstap. Supplément de V. H. Rolland (4 tomes)

      Paris.: Institut Héraldique Universel, 1903 [ENGLISH Description available upon request]. "PLANCHES DE L'ARMORIAL GÉNÉRAL". Tome I (A-B; publié en 1903): 7 planches (A à G), suivi de 366 planches. / Tome II (C-F): 376 planches. / Tome III (G-K, publié en 1909): 362 planches. / Tome IV (L-O, publié en 1912): 331 planches. / Tome V (P-S, publié en 1921): 377 planches / Tome VI (T-Z, publié en 1926): 217 planches. Complet des 2036 planches. Les tomes II à VI ont un faux-titre et une page de titre. Le tome I a seulement une page de titre qui est différente de celle des autres tomes. Certaines pages n'ont pas été coupées. Les tranches supérieures sont dorées. 31,5cm x 24cm. // "ARMORIAL GÉNÉRAL - SUPPLÉMENT DE V. H. ROLLAND". Editeur: Martinus Nijhoff, La Haye. / Tome I (A-G, publié en 1926); Tome II (H-Z, publié en 1926); Tome III (A-Z, publié en 1934); Tome IV (A-Z, publié en 1937). Comprend les faux-titre et les pages de titre. Les tranches supérieures sont dorées. 26cm x 18cm. // Les reliures sont très légèrement usées aux coins, autrement en très bonne condition. Les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition, propres, sans inscription et solides. MAGNIFIQUE ENSEMBLE COMPLET. Photos disponibles sur demande. Veuillez nous contacter pour confirmer les frais de livraison. 38 kg.

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        Encyklopädie der Mikroskopischen Technik mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Färbelehre. Band 1-2 cpl.

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

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        Optimism. An Essay

      New York: Crowell & Company, 1903. FIRST EDITION. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, dust-jacket chipped by completely intact (offset onto pastedowns). 8vo; 76pp; half-tone portrait as frontis tipped in, titlepage in red and black with woodcut vignette, green cloth with title and author in gilt on front panel and spine, with elaborate red and gold cartouche, top edge gilt, printed by Daniel Berkeley Updike at The Merrymount Press with the customary elegance and care inherent in Updike's work. Original buff dust jacket printed in green, author, title and price of in green on spine. Front panel of jacket has decorative border surrounding a single rule, the title and author and a blurb about the book which does not appear in the text itself First Edition, dedicated by Helen Keller to her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy with whose help she graduated from Radcliffe in 1904. A fine copy with the scarce fragile dust-wrapper, which states: "This book marks Miss Keller's real entrance into the literary world. It is her first essay in original and independent authorship... it is an exposition of the author's creed of cheerfulness; a protest against the pessimism of Schopenauer and Omar Khayyam. The work exhibits a breadth of view and depth or reading which stamp it a valuable literary contribution, aside from the interest aroused by its authorship." The work was printed by Daniel Berkeley Updike at the Merrymount Press. * Blind and deaf from the age of two, Keller (1880-1968) learned to speak, read, and write with the help of Anne Sullivan. Keller graduated with honors from Radcliffe in 1904. As a junior at Radcliffe, she completed the first volume of her autobiography (The Story of My Life) and the present volume, an inspirational lesson in courage which still touches today's reader. By her own example of personal courage in overcoming incredible obstacles, Helen Keller has had a profound effect throughout the world. "Optimism" was one of her first attempts to inspire others. The dust-wrapper, which is rarely found, is chipped along extremities; offsetting to first and last blank leaves, otherwise an excellent copy, partially unopened. * REFERENCE: 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN, pp. 65-68.

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        The Strenuous Life

      NY, The Century Co., 1903, early edition. Brown cloth with leather label, TEG, includes essays and addresses, with frontispiece photo portrait of Roosevelt, this copy Inscribed by Roosevelt ("Lyman L. Pierce Esq./with regards of/Theodore Roosevelt"), Pierce was considered the originator of the fund-raising campaign, he was widely regarded as one of the country's foremost philanthropic fund raisers, conducting the first ever capital campaign for the YMCA raising more than $60 million in the early 1900s, laid in loosely is one of Pierce's business cards as General Secretary of the Washington, D. C. YMCA. Minor wear, else about fine.

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        Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les corps phosphorescents; Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence.Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1896.

      First edition, in original printed wrappers, of the discovery of radioactivity. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 was shared between Becquerel, "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by his discovery of spontaneous radioactivity," and Marie and Pierre Curie, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel." <br/><br/> "Becquerel was born in Paris and studied civil engineering at the École Polytechnique. Having obtained his diploma in 1877, he opted for a career as a scientist. He did research in optics, took his PhD in 1888, and was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences a year later. In 1892 Becquerel became professor at the Natural History Museum in Paris, like his father and grandfather before him (and later his son after him). In 1895 he was also appointed professor at the École Polytechnique. His speciality (as that of his father and grandfather) was the study of <i>?uorescence and phosphorescence</i>. These are properties of materials to emit light if properly stimulated, usually by irradiation with light of shorter wavelength than that of the emitted light... In the <i>Académie des Sciences</i> Röntgen's discovery [of X-rays] was discussed in January 1896. It was quite natural for Becquerel to wonder, as Poincaré had suggested, whether X-rays were produced by some kind of phosphorescence. <br/><br/> "Becquerel began investigations with materials which were phosphorescent if exposed to sunlight. Because of its scienti?c tradition the Museum possessed many samples of such material. This was a decisive advantage which he had over his competitors. His technique was clear and simple. He wrapped a photographic plate in thick black paper, protecting it from light, placed on it the phosphorescent substance, exposed the arrangement for some time to the direct sunlight, and ?nally developed the plate. Since X-rays were known to traverse the paper, the plate would be blackened if X-rays were produced. At ?rst the results were negative. But when he used a sample of potassium uranyl disulphate K<sub>2</sub>UO<sub>2</sub> (SO<sub>4</sub>)<sub>2</sub>2H<sub>2</sub>O, he observed an effect which he reported to the Academy on 24 February [in 'Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence']. <br/><br/> "A week later, on 2 March 1896, Becquerel reported again to the Academy [in 'Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les corps phosphorescents']. <b>It is this report that contained the discovery which would make him famous</b> [our emphasis]. We ?rst quote from a paragraph dealing with repetitions of his previous experiment: <br/><br/> <i>A photographic plate, gelatine with silver bromide, was enclosed in an opaque frame in black cloth, closed on one side by a sheet of aluminium; if one exposed the frame in full sunshine, even for a whole day, the plate was not fogged; but, if one had ?xed on the aluminium sheet, on the outside, a lamella of uranium salt [...] and if one exposed it for several hours to the sun, one recognised, after one had developed the plate in the usual way, that the silhouette of the crystalline lamella appeared in black on the sensitive plate.</i><br/><br/> "The unexpected discovery is described two paragraphs further down [p. 502]: <br/><br/> <i>I shall insist in particular on the following fact which seems to me very important and outside the phenomena one could expect to observe: The same crystalline lamellas, placed with respect to photographic plates in the same way [...] but kept in the dark, produce again the same photographic prints. Here is how I have been led to make that observation: Of the previous experiments some had been prepared on Wednesday 26th and on Thursday 27th of February and, since on these days the sun had shown itself only intermittently, I had kept the experiments prepared and placed the frames back in the dark into a drawer, leaving the lamellas of uranium salt in place. Since the sun had also not shown itself the following days, I developed the plates, expecting to ?nd very feeble images. The silhouettes appeared, on the contrary, with great intensity.</i><br/><br/> "Becquerel then went on to describe how he repeated experiments in complete darkness with the same result. Thus besides X-rays (or Röntgen rays) there was yet another kind of new rays, which were emitted seemingly without cause by a certain phosphorescent substance although that substance had not been stimulated to phosphoresce. <br/><br/> "During the course of 1896 Becquerel continued to investigate these rays. Still in March he found that they discharge an electroscope, i.e., they give some electric conductivity to air [reported in 'Sur quelques propriétés nouvelles des radiations invisibles émises par divers corps phosphorescents,' pp. 559-564]. He also performed observations, which later turned out to be erroneous, namely, that the rays could be re?ected, refracted, and could possess polarization. These erroneous ?ndings seemed to attribute to Becquerel's rays most of the properties of ordinary light; they seemed to be better understood than Röntgen rays. It can be assumed that for this reason there was little interest in them for the next two years. In May 1896, Becquerel found out that all uranium compounds, phosphorescent or not, which he had studied, emitted rays. He concluded that pure metallic uranium should show the strongest radiation and con?rmed that hypothesis by experiment. Becquerel now called his rays uranic rays. At the end of 1896, he reported on the absorbing power of different materials with respect to his rays. Moreover, he stressed the fact that the source of energy, which makes uranium emit rays, was completely unknown. <br/><br/> "We can summarize the events of 1896 in Paris by stating that Becquerel discovered radioactivity. He found it to be a property of the element uranium. It could be detected photographically and electrically. An unknown source of energy had to exist to keep the radiation going" (Brandt, <i>The Harvest of a Century</i>, pp. 10-12). <br/><br/> There is some confusion in the literature as to which of Becquerel's six papers in Vol. 122 of <i>Comptes Rendus</i> represents the discovery of radioactivity. Garrison & Morton ascribe the discovery of radioactivity to 'Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence,' in which Becquerel observes the effect of uranium sulphate on photographic paper but wrongly believes it to be due to phosphorescence caused by the effect of sunlight on the salt. PMM incorrectly states that the discovery was first reported in Becquerel's third paper 'Sur quelques propriétés nouvelles des radiations invisibles émises par divers corps phosphorescents,' which only describes the effect of the rays on an electroscope. As Brandt correctly states, and as is clearly established by the quotation above, it was in Becquerel's second paper in this volume, 'Sur les radiations invisibles émises par les corps phosphorescents,' that the discovery was made: the effect of the uranium salt on a photographic plate was observed even though the effect of sunlight on the salt had been excluded. <br/><br/> Garrison & Morton 2001. Dibner, <i>Heralds of Science</i> 163; PMM 393 (both referring to the 1903 book edition of Becquerel's radioactivity papers). Norman 158 (complete journal volume).. pp. 501-503 in Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Académie des Sciences, Tome 122, No. 9, 3 March 1896. [With:] 'Sur les radiations émises par phosphorescence,' pp. 420-421 in ibid., No. 8, 24 February 1896. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1896. Original printed wrappers

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        The Call of the Wild

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. First edition ("July, 1903") on copyright page. Frontispiece and 8 color plates after illustrations by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Charles Edward Hooper. 231, [1], [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green pictorial cloth, t.e.g., others uncut. Light crease to top corner of first few leaves, else near fine.

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        The Works

      London: George Allen,, 1903?-12. Edited by E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. 39 volumes, octavo (242 × 164 mm). Finely bound by Bumpus in dark blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, blue cloth boards, cream endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispieces and plates, numerous illustrations in text, and facsimiles. Spines a little faded and rubbed, an excellent set. The definitive Library Edition, limited to 2,062 copies, of which 2,000 were for sale. "The apogee of Ruskin's immediate influence was marked by the decision to publish a monumental Library Edition of his complete works … Although biographically reticent and presenting a liberal version of Ruskin …, this [edition] became the foundation for future Ruskin scholarship" (ODNB). With an autograph letter signed by Ruskin to his publisher tipped on to binder's front blank.

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        An Angler's Autobiography [The Author's Manuscript]. The Halford Dry Fly Series Volume IV

      London, 1903. Pen and ink on paper, 244 pp. neatly and closely written in Halford's hand, and signed by him on the title page. With the nine-page autograph manuscript of the introduction by William Senior, and his occasional marginal comments to text. 1 vols. 4to. Gathered in preliminaries and 16 chapters, each secured with a brass clip. Some occasional light soiling of top leaves, else fine and legible entirely. In custom morocco backed slipcase and chemise. Halford's Manuscript: An Angler's Autobiography The original manuscript of the autobiography of Frederic M. Halford (1844-1914), author and angler of the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras whose writings and systematic approach to the dry fly profoundly influenced fly-fishing around the world. His series of books, beginning with Floating Flies (1886) and Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice (1889), and including Making a Fishery (1895) and Dry-Fly Entomology (1897), established his reputation and made a legendary figure of the somewhat reserved Halford. His autobiography appeared in 1903 as volume four of the standard edition of his writings and was widely reviewed. He published two further works, Modern Development of the Dry Fly (1910) and The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook (1913) Halford wrote in a clean and highly legible hand, with occasional small interpolations or deletions. His friend and fishing companion William Senior, editor of The Field, wrote an introduction and read the book in manuscript. His pencilled comments appear regularly and made a material contribution to the book. In Chapter V, where Halford wrote rather tersely "We consulted all the local anglers as to flies & soon picked up the rudiments of dry fly fishing," Senior commented "give 'my friend' an initial - expand learning process." Halford did so, identifying his friend as "L.", and the passage runs to two paragraphs (pp. 39-40 of the published book) In other instances, Senior disputed some of Halford's propositions, and the finished book demonstrates how this discourse shaped Halford's text. Chapter VII, "Fishing the Sunk Fly," opens with a passage in which Halford distinguished between an angler who stalks a feeding fish, "evidently intended by nature to be a votary of the floating fly" and the angler "'fishing a stream' on the chance of tempting the lively little trout ... as evidently a born adherent of the sunk fly." Senior commented "not quite fair as dry-fly often impossible - the biggest fish caught wet (U.S. & N.Z.)". In the published book (p. 65), Halford incorporated Senior's critique: 'some of my friends whose experience of fly fishing, wet and dry, is far greater than my own, condemn my opinions. They urge, no doubt with good foundation, the argument that in some rivers the dry fly is impossible ...". Halford was clearly aware that anglers did not always follow his theoretical line, long before publication of Skues' Minor Tactics brought the differences to the fore AN ANGLING MANUSCRIPT OF UNPARALLELED SIGNIFICANCE.

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        Atlas der Heilpflanzen des Praelaten Kneipp.

      Regensburg, Wunderling, (1903). - 4 . 1 Bl. Vorwort u. 328 (v. 331) chromolith. Tafeln von Margarethe Fürstin von Thurn und Taxis. Ill. OLwd., (ber., Gelenke stark eingerissen. Kapitale fransig). Nissen, BBI 1008n. - Schöner, dekorativer Pflanzenatlas. - Die 3 fehlenden Tafeln (Zwischenblätter) liegen in Kopie bei. - Kl. Loch im Vors., etw. fingerfl., N. a. Vors.

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        A Broad Sheet ? No. 20

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1903. Three hand-colored woodcuts by Jack B. Yeats. Poem by Douglas Hyde and one traditional Irish song, letterpress text in two columns. Printed by Farncombe & Son Printers, Croydon. 1 vols. Folio (20 x 15 in.). Light toning to margins. Jack Yeats collaborated with Pamela Colman Smith and London publisher Elkin Mathews to produced this monthly broadside. They published 24 numbers from 1902-3, each with hand-colored woodcut illustrations by Yeats and others and letterpress text contributed by Masefiled, William B. Yeats and others.

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

      Regensburg, W. Wunderling's Hofbuchhandlung, 1903 - 229 chromolithogr. farb. Pflanzentafeln nach M. von Thurn und Taxis, 1 Bl. Vorwort. Nissen BBI 1008n. Makelloses Exemplar der ersten Ausgabe mit prächtigen Farbtafeln. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 4°, (31 x 23 cm). Farbig illustr. Originalleinenband mit goldgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works

      London: John Murray,, 1903.. The Author's Edition. 12 volumes, octavo (205 × 136 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun Rivière in red full crushed morocco, titles and centre tool to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins with cornerpieces gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. An excellent set. Limited to 1000 numbered sets, this one being number 482 and is signed on the limitation page by Arthur Conan Doyle. With a tipped in compliment slip to the verso of the frontispiece signed by both the author and his wife "With every good wishes from Jean Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle Sept 18/17." Not a complete edition, but it contains all the novels that the Author himself would like to be known as having written. He writes in his Preface, "Outside of this edition there is no work of mine up to this date which I do not willingly suppress.".

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        Das Vermächtnis des Admirals. Mit 68 Holzschnitten nach Originalzeichnungen.,

      Sam. Lucas, ca., 1903 - 311 Seiten. Goldgeprägter, illustrierter, roter Einband, Ornamente im Vorsatz Leider befindet sich das Buch in keinem guten Zustand, Fast alle Seiten sind in kleinen Blöcken gelöst, sind aber vollständig, einige Seiten finger- bzw. altersfleckig, Cover bestossen, auf der Rückseite stark berieben, Namenseintrag, seltene Ausgabe Altersfreigabe (FSK) ab 0 Jahre Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1420 Sammlung der besten Jugendschriften des Auslandes. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Story of the Ferry. Being an Account of the Ferry, between Dobbs Ferry, Westchester Co., NY and Snedens Landing, Rockland Co., NY on the Hudson River, established about the year 1698. Also Nicholas Gesner's Diary and other papers relating more or less to the history of Palisades, NY.

      Privately published, ca 1903, New York: - Extraordinarily rare history of Molly Sneden's ferry, Sneden's Landing and Palisades, NY with much historical information, illustrated with real photo illustrations tipped in. Vol. II in typescript (pp 106-150), with 49 photographs numbered 27-75, including 4 panoramic photos & photographic illustrations of maps. (with) Vol. III - an index published June 16, 1903, pp (8); LIII; red & black title page, "Index Only of the Story of the Ferry". 16 real photo illustrations including 3 panoramic photos & numerous photographs of maps, one original map with hand colored & manuscript additions. Vol. II and III complete in themselves, LACKS Vol. I. Chapters include: 'Some Trees Near Palisades, NY', 'The Big House', 'Library Beginnings', 'The Kings Woods'. Vol. II - OCLC: 4283057 referring to the Index Volume, without giving the Index Volume an OCLC number. The OCLC listing references 75 photographs; this copy has 63 photographs. Four libraries are listed as having copies, NY Public, State, Historical Society and Rockland Community College.Compiled by Winthrop S. Gilman Jr. [1839&#150;1923] of Gilman, Son and Co., a NY banking house. Gilman was the founder of the library in Palisades NJ - this book was clearly a labor of love in an extremely limited edition, volumes 1 & 2 possibly existing in only 4 copies; the Index volume existing in only 12 copies, this copy listed as no. 9 by the author, inscribed to Mr. Harvey Conklin of Closter, NJ, June 16th 1903. An additional note in manuscript by the author states that a 4th copy of the book was prepared at the behest of Mrs. Kenny E. Lawrence and the complete work in two volumes was made for the New York Historical Society Library, November 12th, 1903. This description from OCLC:4283057- "Title page, preface, table of contents, and index (liii p. in v. 1) are printed; text (v. 1-2) is typewritten; v. 2. has no title page./ "Three copies only of these papers have been prepared", one of which is in the Library of Congress. This copy, originally presented to the Palisades Library replaces the original New York State Library copy, the greater part of which was destroyed in the fire of 1911. A fourth copy was later prepared for the New York Historical Society Library./ An index, a separate copy of the preliminary group of liii pages, forms the only item salvaged from the NYSL library fire./ Copy 2 of v. 1 consists of the printed, but no typewritten matter, and 53 of the 75 plates. Inserted is an incomplete "Index only" with red and black title page, dated June 16, 1903, "no. 12 of the twelve copies prepared" with author's presentation note dated March 4, 1904."With a 1911 ALS letter to Grover Asmus of West Hoboken from Arthur Mack of The Palisade Press, describing the history of the book. "This book about Molly Sneden's ferry and the adjacent towns of Sneeden's Landing and Palisades NY is the result of paintstaking and devoted research by Mr. Winthrop Gilman a resident of Palisades and founder of the publi library there, located in the historic "Big House". The book has never been printed. Only two copies, in typewritten form accompanied with photographs, are in existence." Also with a book store receipt to John Rawson.Royal 8vo, half brown calf and marbled paper boards, with 5 raised bands on spine, gilt deco. Spines quite worn, gilt titles on spine, Vol. II title label lacking, gilt flower endpapers; Vol. III marbled end papers. Stiff board pages with photos, with typescript text laid down. Corners, edges rubbed, Vol. II spine head/foot ruffled, Vol. III crack at front cover/spine but internally clean, bindings tight. [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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Edlach [bei Reichenau], 25. V. 1903.. 2 SS. 4to.. "Geehrter Herr Doctor! Ihr Schreiben v. 21. dM wurde mir hierher nachgesendet, wo mir kein anderes Papier zur Verfügung steht, als diese Blätter. Wenn Sie erklären, daß Ihnen der animus injuriandi fehlte, den ich nach der Faßung Ihres Angriffes annehmen mußte, so stehe ich nicht an zu sagen, daß dann auch bei mir der Anlaß fehlt, mich über Ihre Person hinwegzusetzen. Meine Erwiderung wollen Sie dann als an Sie persönlich gerichtet ansehen. - Über die fraglichen Puncte werden wir uns wohl nicht einigen können. Die vielen Widersprüche in Wagner's Aufstellungen laßen sich nicht aufheben. Es wird dann darauf ankommen, welche Meinung oder Richtung in einer Frage bei ihm überwiegt. Und da ist es zweifellos, daß W. der Wißenschaft gegenüber sich ablehnend verhielt, auch gegenüber der Naturwißenschaft, wenngleich er der Letzteren ab und zu gerecht zu werden suchte. Als Literat werden Sie wohl einsehen, daß eine Erklärung in dem Sinne, daß W. die Wißenschaft 'verlacht' habe (wie sie in dem Briefe an das Wagnerdenkmal-Comite lautet) empörend ist. Solche Eruptionen soll man wohl nicht der Öffentlichkeit übergeben. Gerade dagegen habe ich meine Stimme erhoben. Solche Citirungen sind nicht scharf genug zurückzuweisen. Ich habe also nicht gegen Aufzeichnungen mündlicher Äußerungen im Allgemeinen mich erklärt, sondern nur gegen Heranziehungen solcher Art. Sie hätten daher mit Ihrer Kritik der 'Unwißenschaftlichkeit' etwas vorsichtiger sein können. Es ist übrigens nicht meine Absicht, Sie zu belehren oder belehren zu wollen, sowie ich mich gegen jeden Versuch, mir Ihre Ansicht zu octroyiren, ablehnend verhalte. Ich muß übrigens gestehen, daß ich von einer 'Schlappe' oder 'Abfuhr' (einer im diplomatischen Verkehr wohl nicht üblichen Bezeichnung) nichts verspüre - vielleicht fehlt mir die Intelligenz hiezu. Wenn Andere auf Ihrer Seite stehen, desto beßer für Sie. Wollen Sie es mir überlaßen, 'meine Reputation nicht zu schädigen' - dieser Rath erscheint mir überflüßig. - Daß Sie mit solcher Wärme für ideelle Fragen eintreten, gereicht Ihnen zur Ehre. Nur gestatten Sie mir als Älterem die Bemerkung: Laßen Sie sich nicht binden u. behaupten Sie Ihre Freiheit! [...]". - Adler gilt als Begründer der Wiener Musikwissenschaft. "A scholar, writer, critic, and founder of the field of Musicology, Guido Adler was an important figure in international music circles for nearly fifty years [...] As a teacher Adler's impact was enormous. In addition to the many students who went on to become important musicologists in their own right, he founded Quarterly for Musicology, created scholarly festivals on Haydn and Beethoven, published numerous authoritative works of musicology and began publishing Monuments of Music in Austria - a work he edited for forty-four years" (Hargrett Library, Univ. of Georgia).

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        [Halford&#39;s Dry Fly Series, complete, comprising:] Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice [with:] Dry-Fly Entomology [with:] Making a Fishery [and:] An Angler&#39;s Autobiography

      London: Vinton, 1903. With plates (many hand colored). 4 vols. Large 8vo. Original blue cloth titled in gilt. Fine set, first title a presentation copy inscribed by the author. Halford&#39;s Dry Fly Series A complete set of Halford&#39;s "Dry Fly Series", in uniform publisher&#39;s cloth. The first title is inscribed to W.H. Pope, acknowledged by Halford in the preface as one of the "best dry-fly fishermen of the day." With Nathaniel Lloyd, Pope "undertook the arduous task of reading through the book and making full notes of any points on which they could suggest improvements on the text of the older editions." An Angler&#39;s Autobiography, one of Halford&#39;s most engaging works, was published as the fourth volume of this series.&#11;&#11;Outstanding set of the classic angling writings of Halford.

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        The Land of Heart&#39;s Desire

      Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903. Second edition, one of 950 copies on Van Gelder hand-made paper. vi, 33, [1] pp. Type 10-point Caslon old-style. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in grey paper over boards, with printed paper label on spine and upper cover. Bottom of spine chipped. Mosher Piracy Signed by Yeats Yeats did not approve of Mosher&#39;s piracies - this is the first Mosher title that we have seen signed by Yeats.

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        Blühendes Wiesenkraut.

      . Feder in Schwarz, aquarelliert, auf grau-braunem Papier, rechts unten signiert und datiert "E. Pelikan Mittelberg 1903 August", links unten bezeichnet "2700 Met(er)". 18,5:25 cm. Der untere Rand unregelmäßig geschnitten..

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 1. VII. 1903. - 7 ½ SS. 8vo. Wohl an den Musikwissenschaftler Richard Batka (1868-1922) in Wien: "Mit aufrichtiger Sympathie verfolge ich seit längerer Zeit Ihr Wirken. Wer wie ich öfters über Bach und Schumann Vorlesungen zu halten hat, wird die Hörer mit Freuden auf Ihre kleinen Biographien hinweisen, dass sie vortrefflich sind, wird Ihnen durch alle unsere Fachleute bezeugt worden sein. Besondere Dankbarkeit schulden Ihnen die Freunde der deutschen Volks und Hausmusik für Ihre Thätigkeit im Kunstwart, die ich persönlich verfolge. Gerne hätte ich Ihnen meine Antheilnahme dadurch praktisch bethätigt, daß ich versucht hätte, Ihnen eine Reihe völlig vergessener schöner Compositionen aus früherer Zeit zur Veröffentlichung zu senden, dass Sie für solche Dinge Interesse haben, hoffe ich annehmen zu können. Aber ich gestehe Ihnen offen, dass ich oft stutzig wurde durch die eigenthümliche Art, in der Sie manche meiner Publikationen angezeigt und benützt haben [ ]". - 1880 debütierte Friedländer als Sänger in den Londoner Monday Popular Concerts. Nach einem Aufenthalt in Frankfurt/Main 1881-83 siedelte er nach Berlin über und wandte sich als Schüler Philipp Spittas musikwissenschaftlichen Studien zu. Ohne Abitur wurde F. 1887 in Rostock zum Dr. phil. promoviert. Er befaßte sich mit der Revidierung des Kommersbuches und spezialisierte sich zunehmend auf die Erforschung des deutschen Volks- und Kunstliedes. 1884 habilitierte sich Friedländer in Berlin für Musikwissenschaft, 1908 zum Geheimrat ernannt und war seit 1918 ordentlicher Honorarprofessor und akademischer Musikdirektor (DBE).

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        [Halford's Dry Fly Series, complete, comprising:] Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice [with:] Dry-Fly Entomology [with:] Making a Fishery [and:] An Angler's Autobiography

      London: Vinton, 1903. With plates (many hand colored). 4 vols. Large 8vo. Original blue cloth titled in gilt. Fine set, first title a presentation copy inscribed by the author. With plates (many hand colored). 4 vols. Large 8vo. Halford's Dry Fly Series. A complete set of Halford's "Dry Fly Series", in uniform publisher's cloth. The first title is inscribed to W.H. Pope, acknowledged by Halford in the preface as one of the "best dry-fly fishermen of the day." With Nathaniel Lloyd, Pope "undertook the arduous task of reading through the book and making full notes of any points on which they could suggest improvements on the text of the older editions." An Angler's Autobiography, one of Halford's most engaging works, was published as the fourth volume of this series. Outstanding set of the classic angling writings of Halford.

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