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        Zeitschrift für Bekämpfung der Geschlechtskrankheiten. Im Auftrage der Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Bekämpfung der Geschlechtskrankheiten. Band 1 - 17 ( ohne Band 10 )

      Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig 1903 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1903 - 1916/1917 ). Mit je Band ca. 400 - 450 Seiten und jeweils zahlreichen Beiträgen sowie teils mit einigen Tabellen. Goldgeprägte Ohldr, Groß8°. Im ersten Band " Verhandlungen des Erstes Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Bekämpfung der Geschlechtskrankheiten " mit XXII, 404 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit meist stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. Einbände meist stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Bei 2 Bänden fehlt der Rücken, bei zwei Bänden ist der Rücken stark beschädigt. Einige weitere Buchrücken mit leichten Beschädigungen. Rücken jeweils mit Bibliotheksschildchen. Innen diverse Bibliotheks- und Besitzvermerke und -stempel, einige Seiten fleckig, wenige Seiten etwas wasserrandig, einige Seiten gering beschädigt. In diesem Umfang sehr seltene Reihe der offenbar bis 1921/1922 erschienenen Zeitschrift mit Beiträgen prominenter Wissenschaftler, Psychiater, Sexualwissenschaftler. ( Band 10 ist in dieser Reihe fehlend - insgesamt liegen hier also 16 Bände vor ) ( Gesamtgewicht 16000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Tales of St Austin's

      London: Adam & Charles Black,, 1903. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine in black, blue and gilt, titles to front cover in black, blue and yellow. Containing twelve full-page illustrations by T. M. R. Whitewell, R. Noel Pocock, and B. F. Skinner. Spine faded and a little marked, small split to top of front hinge, front joint cracked and repaired, spotting to half title and sporadically to other pages. First edition, first impression, first issue with unclosed quotation marks on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rabbi Ben Ezra, by Robert Browning; A Dissertation Upon a Roast Pig, by Charles Lamb; A Love Song, by George Wither; The Leather Bottel

      (Concord, MA: Sign of the Vine, 1903. Bradley, Will. Four volumes: two 16mo. and two 32mo. (8)ff.; 19pp.; (8)ff.; (5)ff. Printed in black and red. Each volume, with the exception of Rabbi Ben Ezra, has a wood-engraved frontispiece and title page. The title page of Rabbi Ben Ezra features a geometric design of rules and roses, reminiscent of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Bound in paper-covered boards, with black lettering on a white cover label. A fine set of these charming American Arts & Crafts volumes by Will Bradley, seldom offered as a complete set. (Bambace 61-64).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A Man Of Honour

      London: Chapman and Hall Limited,, 1903. A Play in Four Acts. Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in black. Housed in a green cloth-backed grey board folder. Wrappers neatly rebacked and with small repair to lower left-hand corner of front wrapper, short split to top edge of spine, wrappers slightly soiled. A very good copy of this fragile publication. First edition, first impression. One of 150 copies printed at the author's request to be used during rehearsals of the play and sold at the first performances in February 1903. This pamphlet is rarely seen in commerce, as Maugham put it in his preface to Frederick Bason's bibliography in 1931: "But there is another little book of mine which must be scarcer still [than the first edition of Liza of Lambeth]. It is the paper bound edition of A Man of Honour, which was issued by Messrs Chapman and Hall. This was a play published in The Fortnightly Review by the late W. L. Courtney, who thought well of it, and at my urgent request the publishers bound up a few copies of the sheets, two hundred and fifty, I think, for sale in the theatre during the two performances which the Stage Society gave it. I am afraid the venture did not profit them, for I doubt whether fifty copies were sold, and I suppose the rest have long been pulped". Bason describes A Man of Honour as "one of Maugham's rarest works and … his scarcest play".

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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Pictures From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

      Chicago: George W. Ogilvie., 1903. Octavo. Original colour pictorial wrappers, burgundy cloth back strip. 22 Colour plates by W. W. Denslow. light creasing along edges, faint stain to front cover top edge and middle of rear cover, occasional spotting to pages, toning to endpapers. A very attractive copy. First edition, first printing. The Bienvenue bibliography believes this title was printed as a promotional item for the 125th performance of the play and it is thought that no more than 1500 copies were printed. The booklet consists of the left over Denslow plates from the first edition, which Ogilvie acquired when the purchased the bankrupt George M. Hill company in 1902. A very scarce piece of Ozania.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903., 1903. FIRST EDITION, beautifully illustrated with 27 colour plates. Bound in publisher's paper-covered boards, illustration laid-down to upper, finely respined and cornered in recent navy morocco. Five raised bands, gilt titles and tooling to spine, title and author's name in silver to front board. Pictorial endpapers. A very good copy of a children's classic.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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. - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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        HISTORIA DE LA VILLA DE BAENA

      - 1ª EDICION; AÑO 1903; TOLEDO, IMPRENTA Y LIBRERÍA DE LA VIUDA E HIJOS DE J. PELAEZ; HOLANDESA (LOMO CON CUERO); 4º MENOR, (24,5 X 16); 1 FOTO + XXV + 527 P. + 1 PLANO DESPLEGABLE + 1 MAPA FUERA DE TEXTO; PALAU 349412; EJEMPLAR ILUSTRADO, FALTO DE TAPAS ORIGINALES, LOMO ROZADO EN LOS EXTREMOS Y EN EL LATERAL CON LA TAPA TRASERA, CON PEQUEÑAS PERDIDAS DE PIEL Y CON TEJUELO BIBLIOTECA, LOMO CON ALGUNOS ROCES EN EL PLANO, CON LOS BORDES Y ESQUINAS DE LAS TAPAS ROZADOS, CON DOS EX-LIBRIS DE VENTURA REYES, CON TEJUELO DEL ENCUADERNADOR EN GUARDA TAPA DELANTERA, CON PEQUEÑO AGUJERO AFECTANDO A LA PORTADILLA, FOTO 1ª PAGINA Y PORTADA, DEDICADO POR EL AUTOR A VENTURA REYES, 1ª PAGINA CON ARRUGA Y UN POCO SUCIA (FOTO), CON ALGUNOS PEQUEÑOS PUNTOS DE OXIDO EN LAS PAGINAS, TAPAS CON ALGUNOS ROCES EN EL PLANO, PORTADA A DOS TINTAS, LIBRO E INTERIOR EN BUEN ESTADO.

      [Bookseller: Bernardo Ayuso Fuentetaja]
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        Principia Ethica

      Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1903. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, edges uncut. Ownership signatures to front free endpaper, some pencilled annotations to contents. Spine slightly rolled, tips and spine ends slightly worn, a few minor marks to rear board, minor abrasion to front free endpaper, minor foxing to endpapers and edges. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. G. E. Moore (1873-1958) was critical of the dominant idealist metaphysics of the time. In this, his most famous book, he presents a new approach to ethical theory wherein "analytical concern with the structure of ethical concepts is sharply separated from debates about the substance of morality" (ODNB). While the integrity of Moore's arguments remains much disputed, it cannot be argued that Principia Ethica greatly influenced 20th century moral philosophy. Connected to the original nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group through his membership of the Apostles, "Moore was never himself a member … but if he took from them a profound, and perhaps exaggerated, sense of the value of friendship and art, they took from him the thought that lives dedicated to these values were indeed lives well spent. As Keynes later put it, Principia Ethica provided them with their 'religion' (Keynes, 436)" (ODNB). Writing to Clive Bell in 1908, Virginia Woolf remarked, "I am climbing Moore like some industrious insect, who is determined to build a nest on top of a cathedral spire.

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        The Red Triangle. Being some further Chronicles of Martin Hewitt: Investigator

      London, Eveleigh Nash. 1903, 1903. FIRST EDITION .304pp. Bound in original publisher's decorated blue cloth boards. Decorated with striking red triangle (framing Mr. Hewitt and some suitably Edwardian looking gentlemen) and titled in black and white to the front board and in gilt to the spine. Slight spotting to pages, a few faint ink numbers to flyleaf, minor wear to binding. A clean, attractive copy. 'The first important English writer of detective fiction after Conan Doyle was Arthur Morrison' (Haycraft). These are the final adventures of Morrison's faux Holmesian investigator, and the only novel in which Hewitt featured (the three previous books were story collections). His detective tales proved that when Morrison wasn't chronicling the trials and tribulations of shoeless East End urchins he was turning out some very good mysteries. Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972). Howard Haycraft; Murder for Pleasure (1972), Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966)

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Autograph Letter, signed ("George Gissing"), to James Winkle, concerning a request for a portrait and details of his literary life

      Villa Lannes, St. Jean de Luz, France 1903 - Ink on wove paper, 24 lines, 1-1/2 pp. on a bifolium. 1 vols. 8vo. 'My work is my autobiography'. A superb late letter from Gissing, a succinct answer to a request for a portrait and information:"Messrs Russell & Co. or Messrs Elliott & Fry can supply copies of photographs taken by them."As to the details of my literary life, I find I have nothing of interest to recount. Beyond the list of my books, & the facts that I began to publish much to early - (when I was 22) - I don't think anything much concerns the public or would be of any profit to it. My work is my autobiography, which those may read who care to do so."This valedictory line was published in "Who's Who in Literature", The London Magazine vol. XI, p. 184 (1903), with a photograph of Gissing credited to Elliott & Fry on the preceding page. The brief mention of this letter in the Gissing Newsletter did not identify any publication details.Gissing died on 28 December 1903. Gissing Newsletter 12:1 (Jan. 1976). Provenance: Al Slotnick Ink on wove paper, 24 lines, 1-1/2 pp. on a bifolium. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        On the "Polar Star" in the Arctic Sea. By His Royal Highness Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi, with the Statements of Commander U. Cagni upon the Sledge Expedition to 86 degrees 34 minutes North, and of Dr. A. Cavalli Molinelli Upon His Return to the Bay of Teplitz

      London: Hutchinson and co., 1903., 1903. First Edition. 2 volumes. Quarto. Bound in publisher's green cloth, displaying the Stella Polare in gilt to front board, gilt titles to spine. Illustrated with 212 illustrations in text, 16 full-page photogravure plates, 2 panoramas and 5 maps. With bookplate. Bindings show very well, some bumping to spine ends and a little to corners. Minor cracking to rear hinge showing through to the gauze, where the heavy text blocks have strained the cases a little. Internally clean and free from spotting. A descendent of the House of Savoy, Amedeo is famous for his voyages of adventure and discovery. These volumes recount, in his own words, his expedition to the North Pole, during which he lost two fingers to frost bite. Though unable to lead the final sled expedition to the pole itself thanks to his aforementioned injuries, his team made it to the Pole, beating Nansen's record by thirty five kilometers. Pictorial bookplate, "Robert A Murray" to front pastedowns.

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        Il Regno

      Tipografia della Biblioteca di cultura liberale 1903-05, Firenze - Raccolta diÂ59 fascicoli dal numero 1o dell'anno I del 29 novembre 1903 al numero 22o dell'anno II del 16 dicembre 1905, circa 16 pp. ciascuno, che poi diventano 24 dal numero 11 dell'anno II. Mancano alla raccolta completa i numeri: 13, 23, 24, 25, 36, 41, 49, 50, 55 (anno I); 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17Â(anno II), oltre ai numeri a seguireÂfino al dicembre del 1906.ÂRara raccolta di numeri di questa rivista fiorentina fondata da Enrico Corradini pubblicata dal 29 novembre 1903 al dicembre 1906. La rivista si fece portavoce delle istanze nazionaliste e colonialiste contro il socialismo e l'acculturazione popolare, strumentalizzando l'antica 'plebe' a mire 'imperiali' da perseguire con 'l'odio senza paura'. La rivista fece parte del gruppo fiorentino, sebbene con diverso orientamento, in cui figuravano 'Il Leonardo', 'Hermes', 'La Voce'. Al Regno collaborarono anche Papini e Prezzolini sin dal primo numero. Papini fu nominato in particolare redattore-capo. Vi scrissero, fra gli altri, Borgese, Taddei, Maffii, Pareto, Calderoni. Il 31 marzo 1905, il numero 11 segno' ilÂcambio della veste grafica (una copertina in cartoncino spesso colorato con illustrazione in nero al piatto anterioreÂraffigurante una nave e la scritta 'Nel mare il certame dei regni') nonche' il cambio della direzione che passo' da Corradini ad Alderico Campodonico. LeÂuscite da settimanali divennero bisettimanali e la rivista si assesto' su posizioni irredentiste.ÂPrima del cambiamento della copertina, i fascicoliÂavevano una brossura in carta semplice che si e' conservata in pochi numeri di questa collezione. Alcune di queste coperineÂpresentano abrasioni e mancanze. Si segnalano, inoltre,Âil danno del numero 11 dell'anno I che presenta un foro centrale della grandezza di cm 2 x 5 ca. a tutte le carte con lesione del testo e strappo verticale alle carte del numero 20 dell'anno II. ITA

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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 to 160 copies on hand-made paper. [xii], lxxxvi, [x1 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. Two of four ties missing, else fine. Limited to 160 copies on hand-made paper. [xii], lxxxvi, [x1 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.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Histoire des Lagides. I. Les cinq premiers Ptolemees (323-181 avant J.-C.); II. Decadence et fin de la dynastie (181-30 avant J.-C.); III. Les institutions de l'Egypte Ptolemaique I; IV. Les institutions de l'Egypte Ptolemaique II. [FOUR VOLUMES].

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

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Aucassin and Nicolete

      Portland: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903. Tall 12mo. Superbly bound by "W.S.H" in Arts and Crafts style in borwn crushed morocco with rectilinear ruling and lettering on both covers, spine with five raised bands and and six compartment flor de lis emblems, all stamped in gilt. Both inside covers have large doublures with dark green morocco panels and multiple repetitions of the flor-de-lis that appear on spine. Signed in rear doublure, "19 WSH 15." Possibly the work of W. S. Hadaway who was famous for his designs for Bruce Rogers' Friar Jerome's Beautiful Book. AEG. Inscribed, "To Father, from Will [?], 1915." Fine

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        The Durbar. Text by Dorothy Menpes. Illustrated by Mortimer Menpes. [De Luxe Edition]. 1000 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      A&C Black [1903] 4to., First Edition thus, on laid paper, with coloured frontispiece (original captioned tissue guard present) and 99 fine coloured plates (all original captioned tissue guards present); original ivory buckram, upper board and backstrip framed, blocked and lettered in gilt and colours, bevelled boards, gilt top, uncut, backstrip lightly browned, small neat repair at headband else a near fine copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST (THIS COPY NO. 964). Inman 228

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        History of Early Steamboat Navigation on the Missouri River. Life and Adventures of Joseph la Barge. Pioneer Navigator and Indian Trader for Fifty Years Identified with the Commerce of the Missouri Valley. In Two Volumes

      New York: Francis P. Harper 1903, 1st edition limited to 950 copies. () xiv,248;[vii],[249]-461pp. Fine. Two volumes Octavo in original blue cloth, gilt top edge, others uncut with 12 plates (including frontispiece portrait in each volume). Very minor wear along top edge of Volume One, still a fine copy in original bindings. Series: American Explorers Series--IV. Early Steamboating on Missouri River. Vol. I and II..

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Giacomo Puccini").

      Paris, 3. X. 1903.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Auf Briefpapier des Hotel d'Orient.. An einen Signor Mikolt (?), dem er zu einer geplanten Verabredung bedauerlicherweise absagen müsse: "Avevo un impegno precedente per le 7 e como dolente non potermi trovare al rende[!]-vous. Mi vor[eb]be scusare tanto [...]".

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        The Autobiography of a Beggar. Prefaced by Some of the Humorous Adventures & Incidents related in The Beggars' Club [Signed Presentation Copy]

      Small, Maynard & Co, Boston 1903 - Friedman's fourth book, following closely on his Rideout-listed socialist novel "By Bread Alone". A highly interesting association, inscribed to one of the foremost left-wing political cartoonists of the era. An uncommon book in any incarnation; this a particularly fresh and desirable copy. HANNA 1323. Octavo (19cm); red decorated cloth boards, stamped in white and black on spine and front cover; 350pp + ads. Frontispiece + 7 inserted leaves of plates after ink sketches by Willliam Glackens. Author's presentation to front endpaper: "To John T. McCutcheon - the "funny cove" referred to on page 341," dated June 5, 1903; unsigned, but in the author's characteristic hand. Tight, straight copy, slightly darkened (but still legible) on spine; Very Good to Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Report of Arbitration between the Bookbinding Trade Section of the London Chamber of Commerce and the London Societies of Journeymen Bookbinders before C.J. Stewart, Esq., Tha Arbitrator appointed by the Board of Trade. February-March, 903

      London: The Bookbinding Trade Section, 1903. First edition. 732, [8] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary full red levant morocco gilt for Presentation to the author by Morell, gilt edges stamped in gilt on the upper cover: "Presented to Charles J. Stewart Esq. by the Bookbinding Section of the London Chamber of Commerce and the United Societies of Journeymen Bookbinders. January 1904.". Provenance: Charles Stewart. First edition. 732, [8] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Binding to the Author. The actual verbatim report of the arbitration proceedings between employers and journeymen in the bookbinding trade, an interesting contribution towards the history of bookbinding around 1900.

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        La lampe de Psyché. Widmungsexemplar.

      Paris, Mercure de France, 1903. - Orig.-Umschl. (lädiert, Rücken mit Filmoplast überklebt). 8vo. Vorsatzblatt mit eigenh. Widmung des Verfassers in engl. Sprache für Gerald Kelly. Erste Ausgabe. - Unbeschnitten, Ränder u. das Anzeigenbl. am Ende gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Arthur Lambton

      15 Buckingham Place Mansions: 30 June. One page in Conan Doyle's Buckingham Place Mansions letterhead. Housed in a quarter blue morocco slipcase. Folded for mailing and with a couple of short tears at the fold. Excellent. An interesting letter addressed to the criminologist and author Arthur Lambton. Doyle congratulates Lambton on his latest book and gives a brief critique and a few suggestions for improvements. An association of the first order. Lambton and Doyle were friends and associates for more than 30 years. Principally through their affiliation with the Crimes Club (later Our Society) founded by Henry Irving in 1903 as an institution devoted to the scholarly discussion of matters criminal. Early members of this exclusive club included George Sims, A. E. W. Mason, P. G. Wodehouse and Arthur Lambton. Doyle himself joined in 1904 and became one of the prime movers. His work on behalf of Oscar Slater and the intervention in the Edalji case was founded in discussions by members of the Crimes Club. Lambton himself is a somewhat mysterious figure. He published several important and well-regarded works on true crime and presided over the Crimes Club for 32 years.

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        The Riddle of the Sands. - A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved. [Inscribed / Signed] Edited by Erskine Childers. With two Maps and Two Charts.

      Smith, Elder & Co.,, London, 1903 - Second Impression. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1903. 8°. Frontispiece Map, XII, 336, (4) pages. Hardcover / Modern grey cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on spine. The modern binding in impeccable condition. New endpapers. The folded Frontispiece - map with minor tear and a coffee-cup - stain. Titlepage slightly rubbed. Inscribed and signed by Erskine Childers: "For Rachel Warren - From her affectionate Uncle Erskine - Jan. 1904". Robert Erskine Childers DSC (25 June 1870 – 24 November 1922), universally known as Erskine Childers, was the author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard. He was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War. He was the son of British Orientalist scholar Robert Caesar Childers; the cousin of Hugh Childers and Robert Barton; and the father of the fourth President of Ireland, Erskine Hamilton Childers. In January 1901 Childers started work on his novel, The Riddle of the Sands, but initially progress was slow: it was not until winter of that year that he was able to tell Williams, in one of his regular letters, of the outline of the plot. At the end of the following year, after a hard summer of writing, the manuscript went to Reginald Smith at Smith Elder, but in February 1903, just as Childers was hoping to return to The HAC in South Africa, Smith sent back the novel, with instructions for extensive changes. With the help of his sisters, who cross-checked the new manuscript pages against the existing material, Childers produced the final version in time for publication in May 1903. Based on his own sailing trips with his brother Henry along the German coast, it predicted war with Germany and called for British preparedness. There has been much speculation about which of Childers's friends was the model for "Carruthers" in the novel and it seems that he is based not on Henry Childers but on yachting enthusiast Walter Runciman; "Davies", of course, is Childers himself. Because of The Riddle, Childers was invited to join the Savile Club, then a literary centre in London. Widely popular, the book has never gone out of print and in 2003, several centenary editions were published. The Observer included the book on its list of "The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time". It has been called the first spy novel (a claim challenged by advocates of Rudyard Kipling's Kim, published two years earlier), and enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I. It was an extremely influential book: Winston Churchill later credited it as a major reason that the Admiralty decided to establish naval bases at Invergordon, Rosyth on the Firth of Forth and Scapa Flow in Orkney. It was also a notable influence on authors such as John Buchan and Eric Ambler. (Wikipedia) Gretchen Osgood Warren (19 March 1868 – September, 1961), the wife of Fiske Warren, was an actress, singer and poet. The daughter of Dr. Hamilton Osgood and Margaret Cushing Osgood of Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, her younger sister was Mary Alden Childers, the wife of writer and Irish nationalist Robert Erskine Childers. Her nephew Erskine Hamilton Childers served as the fourth President of Ireland from 1973 to 1974. John Singer Sargent, the famed portraitist of Boston's elite, was commissioned by Warren's husband, Fiske Warren to paint her portrait in April 1903. The sitting was done in Fenway Court, then the home of legendary Boston fine arts czar; Isabella Stewart Gardner. Warren is seen seated in a chair with her daughter Rachel Warren. The painting is often considered to be one of Sargent's prime portraits and usually appears in Sargent Estate calendars and postcards. Later she was also photographed by portrait photographer Arnold Genthe. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English The modern binding in impeccable condition. New endpapers. The folded Frontispiece - map with minor tear and a coffee-cup - stain. Titlepage sli [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst. XXVI. Jahrg. 1903. Wien, Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst, 1903. 2 Bll., 116 S., IV, 90 S., 1 Bl. Mit 8 Orig.-Radierungen, 1 Orig.-Farbholzschnitt u zahlr. Heliogravüren, sowie Licht- u. Kombinationsdrucken. Fol. HLwd. d. Zt. (etw. berieben).

      1903. . Mit der Original-Radierung 'Mutter an der Wiege ihres sterbenden Kindes' von Käthe Kollwitz (Klipstein 38 c) von 1897 auf chamoisfrabenem Velin, im Unterrand typographisch bezeichnet. Sowie mit weiteren Original-Radierungen von Richard Ranft, Felix Hollenberg (3), Fritz Pontini, Georg Erler und Erzherzog Heinrich Ferdinand und Farbholzschnitt von Charles H. Shannon (dieser von Tafel gelöst).- Mit den Mitteilungen bzw. Beilagen.- Die Tafel 'Alte Kirche in der Eifel' von Fritz Hoch liegt lose bei.- Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig.

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        Rabbi Ben Ezra, by Robert Browning; A Dissertation Upon a Roast Pig, by Charles Lamb; A Love Song, by George Wither; The Leather Bottel

      Sign of the Vine, (Concord, MA 1903 - Four volumes: two 16mo. and two 32mo. (8)ff.; 19pp.; (8)ff.; (5)ff. Printed in black and red. Each volume, with the exception of Rabbi Ben Ezra, has a wood-engraved frontispiece and title page. The title page of Rabbi Ben Ezra features a geometric design of rules and roses, reminiscent of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Bound in paper-covered boards, with black lettering on a white cover label. A fine set of these charming American Arts & Crafts volumes by Will Bradley, seldom offered as a complete set. (Bambace 61-64). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Upper Coquetdale. Its History, Traditions, Folklores and Scenery

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Robert Redpath. VG: in very good condition. Light edgewear and bumping. Marbled eps. TEG. 1903. No. 137 of a limited "Edition de Luxe" of 200. Quarter-calf cover over green boards. 285mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). x, 498pp + index. Tissue-guarded frontispiece ('Cragside') plus 21 full-page engraved plates. .

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        L'Ermitage - Revue artistique et littéraire Année complète 1903 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Bureaux de la Revue, 1903. Fine. Bureaux de la Revue, Paris 1903, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Originale.binding Edition Editor at bradel half dark green calico, smooth back, as part of black morocco, small gilded iron and double gold mesh queue.Douze January to December 1903. Hedges numbers conservées.Chaque number is illustrated with a literary xylographie.Contributions Henry Ghéon, André Gide ("Bathsheba, dramatic poem"), Charles Guerin, Walt Whitman, Francis Jammes, Nietzsche ("European Nihilism") etc.Publication founded in 1890 by Henri Mazel, the Hermitage is a monthly magazine belonging to the first wave of small symbolist journals. In 1895, the magazine between declining and its new director, Edouard Ducoté, uses André Gide. The editorial team is reduced to twelve regular collaborators, friends Gide. After many difficulties and attempts to overhaul the editorial team (Remy de Gourmont to make a pass and will also contribute financially in 1905), Hermitage breathed his last in 1906. L'Ermitage manages to detach other important magazines of the time like the Mercure de France or La Revue blanche because it boasts eclectic and apolitical; on its cover, you can also read that it is "the only journal that deals with politics or sociology [but] that deals only with literature and art." His illustrations are small art nouveau, and, true to his symbolist spirit, employees are more interested in poetry than fiction. Tiphaine Samoyault, French literary critic, believes that the Hermitage expresses a transition straddling the end of the century aesthetics and poetry avant-garde of the 1910s. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur à la bradel en demi percaline verte foncée, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit fer doré et double filet doré en queue. Douze numéros de janvier à décembre 1903. Couvertures conservées. Chaque numéro est illustré d'une xylographie. Contributions littéraires de Henri Ghéon, André Gide ("Bethsabé, poème dramatique"), Charles Guérin, Walt Whitman, Francis Jammes, Nietzsche ("Le Nihilisme européen"), etc. Publication fondée en 1890 par Henri Mazel, l'Ermitage est une revue mensuelle appartenant à la première vague des petites revues symbolistes. Dans les années 1895, la revue entre en déclin, et son nouveau directeur, Edouard Ducoté, fait appel à André Gide. L'équipe de rédaction est alors réduite à douze collaborateurs réguliers, amis de Gide. Après de multiples difficultés et tentatives de remaniement de l'équipe rédactionnelle (Remy de Gourmont y fera un passage et y contribuera également financièrement en 1905), l'Ermitage rend son dernier soupir en 1906. L'Ermitage parvient à se détacher d'autres revues importantes de l'époque comme le Mercure de France ou la Revue blanche car elle se revendique éclectique et apolitique ; sur sa couverture, on peut d'ailleurs lire que c'est "la seule Revue qui ne s'occupe ni de politique ni de sociologie [mais] qui traite uniquement de littérature et d'art." Ses petites illustrations sont de style art nouveau, et, fidèle à son état d'esprit symboliste, ses collaborateurs s'intéressent davantage à la poésie qu'au roman. Tiphaine Samoyault, critique littéraire française, estime que l'Ermitage exprime une transition à cheval sur l'esthétisme fin de siècle et la poésie d'avant-garde des années 1910.

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        The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

      George Allen 1903, London - 137 [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.

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        Mankind in the Making

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1903. First British edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, "To Miss [Elizabeth] Healy. with kind regards from H.G. Wells." In very good condition with light wear to the extremities. Mankind in the Making is Wells's sequel to Anticipations. It analyzes the "process" of "man's making," i.e. "the great complex of circumstances which mould the vague possibilities of the average child into the reality of the citizen of the modern state." Taking an aggressive tone in criticizing many aspects of contemporary institutions, Wells proposed a doctrine he called "New Republicanism," which "tests all things by their effect upon the evolution of man.

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

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

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        The Works

      New York: The Colonial Company,, 1903. Originally in Ten Volumes. Extended to Twenty Volumes. Newly Collected and Edited, with a Memoir, Critical Introductions and Notes by Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry. With Over Fifty Full-Page Illustrations. 20 volumes, octavo (212 × 139 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, brown morocco label, marbled sides, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, monogram to front boards gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Colour frontispiece to Volume I, engraved plates throughout. Extremities slightly rubbed, margins of text blocks very gently toned. An excellent set. The Autograph edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the editors and publisher on the limitation leaf. The set collects all of Poe's works together with a biographic memoir and six volumes of literary criticism. Editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry were both well-known poets, literary critics, and scholars. Woodberry was also a noted authority on Edgar Allan Poe, and his 1884 biography of the author became the standard text. A very attractive set.

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        Cinq Semaines en Ballon EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Hetzel, 1903. Fine. Hetzel, Paris s.d. [1903-1904], Grd. in 8 (18,5x28cm), relié. - First Edition illustrated. Illustrations L. Benett. Cardboard editor golden globe, or said, in the world map. Plate signed Blancheland connected by Souze. Back to the lighthouse. Second board Engel Type "h" according Jauzac. Back evenly and slightly past. Caps and corners slightly rubbed. Guards and blue contreplats home a little past. Good copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée. Illustrations de Riou et de Montaut. Cartonnage d'éditeur au globe doré, ou dit à la mappemonde. Plaque signée Blancheland, reliée par Engel. Dos au phare. Second plat de type Engel "h" selon Jauzac. Quelques traces de frottements sur le premier plat avec légère perte d'or. Dos uniformément et légèrement passé. Gardes et contreplats bleus d'origine un peu passés. Rousseurs éparses sinon bon exemplaire.

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        Parrakeets Handbook to the Imported Species.

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

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        Entscheidungen des Reichsgerichts in Civilsachen . >> 101 Bände << ( ab Nr.1 - Neue Folge , die gleichzeitig auch Nr. 51 der Gesamtreihe ist + 9 Bände Generalregister ).

      1903 bis 1934, Leipzig, Veit & Comp. ( W. de Gruyter & Co. ) 1903 bis 1934 1903 - Format: 14,5 x 21,5 cm, insgesamt ca. 45.000 Seiten. Fest gebunden in Orig. Halbleder (ab Band 37 in Orig. Halbleinen) auf Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung. Leder bzw. Leinenecken. Band 1-33 leider mit klarer, leicht glänzender Schutzfolie überzogen, was in diesem Fall merkwürdigerweise überhaupt nicht häßlich wirkt; die Bände sehen im Gegenteil im eher noch besser aus . Schön marmorierte Deckel, die Marmorierung ändert sich im Laufe der Jahrzehnte ein wenig, behält aber den Farbton bei . Einige wenige Lederrücken etwas lädiert, alle innen super sauber. Kl. alter Besitzerstempel. Insg prima erhaltene Ausgabe, sehr dekorativer Gesamteindruck. * >> Entscheidungen des Reichsgerichts in Zivilsachen << Titel ab Bd. 7 . ** Zur ungefähren Erklärung der Numerierung: Neue Folge = 1. - 91. Band. bzw. der Gesamtreihe 51. bis 142. Band . Ergänzt durch neun Bände Generalregister für die Bände 51 - 140 , d.h. auch für Neue Folge, 1.- 91. Band. ). Die Numerierung ist sehr verwirrend . Bei Interesse rufen Sie uns an - oder kommen Sie vorbei! Attraktive Reihe ; mehr als drei Meter (!) schöne Rücken. ** Von 1903 bis 1934 komplett. Sehr selten. SACHBÜCHER (***Kl) Rechtsgeschichte [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paris Noel 1903, 1904, Number 4; Illustrated London News Christmas Number 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906; The Graphic Christmas Number 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906; Paris Noel. 1904-1905. ("The Man with No Neck" by Myra Hamilton, colour plate by Arthur Rackham.)

      Paris/London: 1904 1905 1906 1903 - Annual Christmas publications, bound together, apparently without outside front covers and probably missing some adverts. Hard cover. half-leather, marbled boards. Massive, heavy book. Other authors/artists - Reginald Cleaver; Halliwell Sutcliffe; Q (Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch), Arthur Morrison, C E Brock, Morley Roberts, Frank Dadd; Eden Phillpotts; Max Pemberton; Fred M White; Harry Rowntree; Pierre Loti.; 1st magazine is Paris Noel. Texte en français - text in french. Includes tipped-in colour plates - "Le Diner de Noel" by Lorimer: "La Lecture" by Kroyer: "Le Silence" by Henri Martin: "Les Fiancés" by Levy-Dhurmer: "Lumière Frisant" by P-A Besnard: "Mascarade" by H Zo: "Nymphe au Repos" by Mlle H C Dufau: "Napoléon en 1814" by J Chelminski: And many more stories and illustrations in colour and black and white. Illustrated London News Christmas Number 1903. Featuring apparently 1st publication of "The Faith of Men" by Jack London - complete story, illustrated by A Forestier; Missing last page of another story, and with no colour plates, only some black and white. The Graphic Christmas Number 1903, Featuring - colour plate "An English Rose" by C J Hobson; Full page series of colour drawings by H M Brock; Double-page colour plate "Just in time" by John Charlton; Full page series of colour drawings by John Hassall - "Concerning a convict and a curate"; Full page series of colour drawings by Reginald Cleaver; Story "A Midnight Bridal" by Halliwell Sutcliffe; Story "The Man behind the Curtain" by "Q"; and many other illustrations in colour and B&W. Illustrated London News Christmas Number 1904. Featuring illustrations - "Suggestions of the Prehistoric Origins of Christmas Customs" - 4 full-page B&W illustrations by Lawson Wood; Stories - "Ye Sexes Give Ear" - A Story from a Chimney Corner by "Q"; "The Torn Heart" by Arthur Morrison, illustrated in B&W by W Russell Flint; and other stories and b & w illustrations, including illustration by C E Brock. The Graphic Christmas Number 1904, Featuring - colour plate by Frank Craig; Full page series of colour drawings by H M Brock; Full page series of colour drawings by C E Brock from sketches by Arthur Horwood; Colour plate "Chums" by Philip E Stretton; 2 Full page series of colour drawings by Reginald Cleaver; colour plate "Griselda" by Harold Speed; colour plate "The Morning After" by Frank Dadd; Full page series of colour drawings by Claud Shepperson; colour plate "The Tea Party" by W Logsdail; colour plate "A Ray of Sunshine" by R W MacBeth; Full page series of colour drawings "Tally Ho" by Hugh Thomson; colour plate "Bright Eyes" by Ernest Bruen. Stories - "The Lost Lucemores" by S Baring-Gould with 1 colour plate by Solomon J Solomon; "The Pig and Whistle" by George Gissing; "The Comedy of the "Oriana" by Morley Roberts; "A Runaway Couple" by M E Francis, with 1 colour plate by Hugh Thomson. (NB there are no other colour plates or supplements in this issue). Illustrated London News Christmas Number 1905. Featuring illustrations - "The Up-to-Date Readings of History for the Christmas Fireside" - in 6 parts - 6 full-page B&W illustrations by Lawson Wood; "Nursery Rhymes and Tales from Dog Land" - in 4 parts - 4 full-page B&W illustrations by Cecil Aldin - Baa baa black sheep, the babes in the wood, ding dong dell pussy's in the well, Jack the giant killer; and other full-page b&w plates. Stories - "The Bend of the Road" - by "Q"; "The Cat" by E F Benson, illustrated in B&W by W Russell Flint; "Fagan" by Rowland Thomas; The Graphic Christmas Number 1905, Featuring - 3/4 page colour plate by Claude Shepperson; Full page series of colour drawings by C E Brock from sketches by W H Deakin; Full page series of colour drawings by H M Brock; Full page series of colour drawings "The story of a snowman, showing how vice is ever overthrown" by John Hassall; Full page series of colour drawings "Uninvited wedding guests - a wonderful balloon descent" by Lawson Wood; Full page series of colour draw [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Call of the Wild

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

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

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

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        Annual Report upon the Military Forces of the Commonwealth of Australia . with Appendices. Melbourne, 1st May, 1903

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

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        The Call of the Wild

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

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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

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