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        The call of the wild

      New York: Macmillan, 1903. Hardcover. 231p., 2p ads, illustrated endpapers, color frontis and 10 plates inserted, tissue-guard present on frontis, occasional mild spotting throughout, ownership name in ink on endpaper and back of frontis, very slight rollcorners bumped and mild shelfwear to edges, first edition according to Sisson page 14 and BAL 11876, title page printed in black and blue, binding is first issue in veritcally ribbed deep green cloth with bright cover illustration of man and sled dogs in black, white and red with only very light rubbing to white snow areas, gilt titles on cover are bright as are spine titles in gilt and vignette of dog on spine. A very attractive copy of the best-known book by Jack London. His third novel.

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        Studien und Materialien zur Spezialgeschichte und Heimatskunde des deutschen Sprachgebietes in Böhmen und Mähren. Mit 220 Textbildern, 30 Beilagen in Kunstdruck und 100 Wappenabbildungen im Farbendruck

      Prag, J. G. Calve, 1903,. Neuerer-HLWd., 705 S., 4° mit zahlreichen Textillustrationen, Kunstbeilagen u. 10 Sondertafeln mit chromolitographierten farbigen Wappenabbildungen. Einband etwas berieben, abgegriffen u. gelockert. Kopfkapital etwas eingerissen. Leinwandbezug mäßig bestaubt. Innen unbeschädigt u. frisch, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sehr selten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. *.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        The Call of the Wild

      Philadelphia: The Curtis Publishing Company. Very Good. 1903. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. The true first printing of Jack London's The Call of the Wild. Serialized in 5 issues of The Saturday Evening Post starting with June 20, 1903. All 5 issues are complete with all pages and covers. Illustrated with a total of 17 illustrations by wildlife artists Charles Livingston Bull and Philip R Goodwin. All issues VG or VG+. Also included is the issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine from June, 1902 containing the first printing of the London short story "Diable - A Dog." Please email or call us for additional photographs. Ships same or next business day. .

      [Bookseller: Good Books In The Woods]
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        History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria [Maspero, Rappoport, King & Hall. Complete in 13 volumes]

      London : Grolier Society, [1903-1906?], 1903, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formGood copies only bound in the original leather-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-blocked titles to spines, with decorative gilt tooling and raised bands. Spine bands worn, with some loss to spine covers. Panel edges worn and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Marbled endpapers. Title pages are lightly tanned due to offsetting from the frontis. Tissue guards. Otherwise, pages are bright and clean, with just some scattered instances of marginal foxing around some of the tissue-guarded plates. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Description: 13 v.: illus. (some color), plates, fronts. ; 24 cm. Translation of Maspero's "Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique," which was divided into 3 volumes. Volumes 1-3 of this edition correspond to vol. 1 of the French original (Les origines, E´gypte et Chaldee) and are based on the text of the 4th revised French edition of 1901, but with many notes omitted or abridged. Volumes 4-6 of this edition correspond to vol. 2 of the French original (Les premieres melees des peuples); volumes 7-9 of this edition correspond to vol. 3 of the French original (Les empires). In continuation and uniform with the above-mentioned 9 volumes, the Grolier society issued "History of Egypt from 330 B.C. to the present time, by S. Rappoport" (1904), in 3 volumes, with spine title "History of Egypt, volume X[-XII]", and also "History of Egypt in the light of recent discovery, by L.W. King ... and H.R. Hall" (1906), designated on spine as "vol. XIII." This set contains all 13 volumes. Subjects: Egypt -- Chaldea -- Syria -- Babylonia -- Assyria -- History, Ancient. Middle East -- History -- Civilization, Ancient.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOLY COMMUNION.

      University Press. London: Henry Frowde, Oxford 1903 - Miniature book (2 1/8" X 1 3/4", diamond 128mo.) 688p. Bound in brown flexible pebbled leather with gilt titles, a.e.g. Housed in hallmarked silver case with chain, the case in a diagonally stripped design. Quite a beautiful presentation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neptune].

      Moskva Volf 1903 - Octavo (22.5 x 17.5 cm). 168 pp., with 5 plates, including 1 in colour, illustrations in text; light occasional spotting. Original publisher's cloth; slightly rubbed and stained. A touching story of the loyal dog Neptun given by Dmitriy Nikolaevich to his son; with beautiful illustrations by Sokolovskiy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Critical Revision of the genus Eucalyptus. Published by Authority of the Government of the State of New South Wales.(Volumes 1-7)

      Sydney: William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer 1903-1928 - Volumes 1 through 7 (Parts 1 through 70) only, lacking only Parts 71-75; large quarto, includes 287 plates after line drawings by Margaret Flockton, in 5 later board bindings with cloth spines, all original paper covers have been retained; ex library, some portions of text age toned but not fragile, some covers darkened, early issues have signature or initials of American forester George Bishop Sudworth, a good, sound and serviceable group. Photos available upon request.

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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, cloth, Book Condition: fine4to., 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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        Clan Fraser no. 78 Order of Scottish Clans : Cash Book [record of dues and payments for Clan Fraser no. 78 Order of Scottish Clans, San Francisco, August 1903 - July 1906

      Clan Fraser no. 78 Order of Scottish Clans, 1903, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy bound in full leather. Gilt blocking to spine with raised bands. Minor dulling and rubbing evident to spine and panel edges as with use and age. Some scuffs and scratches to boards, with a small white stain mark to the front panel. Gilt-stamped borders to front and rear panels. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages; Rare. This large format leatherbound cash book contains members names and accounts of dues from 1903-1906 for the Clan Fraser no. 78 Order of Scottish Clans in San Francisco. 250 double pages [500p.], 42 x 28cm. Subjects: Scottish clans -- Scotland -- Emigration -- San Francisco, United States -- Early 20th century -- History - original archives.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Works Of John Ruskin [COMPLETE IN 39 VOLUMES]

      George Allen, London, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, The Library EditionThe Library Edition. "Two thousand and sixty-two copies of this edition--of which two thousand are for sale in England and America--have been printed at the Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh, and the type has been distributed. Dated 1903-1912. " V.1. Early prose writings, 1834-1843 -- v.2. Poems -- v.3-7. Modern painters -- v.8. The seven lamps of architecture -- v.9-11. The stones of Venice -- v.12. Lectures on architecture and painting -- v.13. Turner. The harbours of England -- v.14. Academy notes -- v.15. The elements of drawing -- v.16. "A joy for ever" and The two paths -- v.17. Unto this last. Munera pulveris. Time and tide -- v.18. Sesame and lilies -- v.19. The cestus of Aglaia and The queen of the air -- v.20. Lectures on art -- v.21. The Ruskin art collection at Oxford -- v.22. Lectures on landscape. Michaelangelo. Tintoret -- v.23. Val d'Arno. The schools of Florence -- v.24. Giotto. The Cavalli monuments. Guide to the Academy. St. Mark's rest -- v.25. Love meinie and Proserpina -- v.26. Deucalion -- v.27-29. Force Clavigera -- v.30. The Guild and Museum of St. George -- v.31. Bibliotecha pastorum -- v.32. Studies of peasant life -- v.33. The Bible of Amiens. Valle crucis. The art of England. The pleasures of England -- v.34. The storm-cloud of the XIX century -- v.35. Præterita and Dilecta -- v.36-37. Letters of Ruskin -- v.38. Bibliography. Catalogue of drawings. Addenda -- v.39. General index. Books - in Very Good red boards with Ruskin's coat of arms in gilt on front covers and gilt lettering to spines - minor marking to the front board of volume 24 and slight to the back boards of volumes 26 & 29 and some marking to the lower half of the front board of volume 29, light bumping to extreme ends of spines, light wear to the extreme ends of the spines to volumes 7 & 35, some bumping to the extreme ends of the spine to volume 25, light wear to the tops of the spines of volumes 32, 33 & 36, some bumping to the bottom of the spine to volume 39, small page of wearing/surface abrasion to volume 36, light sunning to the the spines but the gilt lettering remains bright and distinct. Contents, many unopened pages evident the books have never been read, light browning to the to some paste downs and end papers, occasional page, plate and protective tissue, light creasing to the free front end paper of volume 17 and some marking to the top edge of the plate opposite page 462 and title pages to volume 29 other wise clean, bright and tightly bound. Vol 1 lvii, 551. Vol 2 xlv, 541. Vol 3 lxiii, 687. Vol 4 lv, 399. Vol 5 lxiv, 439. Vol 6 xxxi, 487. Vol 7 lxxvi, 495. Vol 8 lv, 289. Vol 9 lx, 473. Vol 10 lxxii, 470. Vol 11 xxxvi, 436. Vol 12 lxxxviii, 603. Vol 13 lx, 646. Vol 14 xxxix, 499. Vol 15 xxxi, 501. Vol 16 lxxv, 487. Vol 17 cxv, 565. Vol 18 lxxix, 557. Vol 19 lxxix, 469. Vol 20 lxiii, 413. Vol 21 liii, 331. Vol 22 xliv, 538. Vol 23 lxvii, 479. Vol 24 lxiv, 457. Vol 25 lvi, 569. Vol 26 lxviii, 605. Vol 27 cxi, 678. Vol 28 xxxii, 771. Vol 29 xxxvi, 676. Vol 30 lxxvi, 362. Vol 31 xliii, 521. Vol 32 xxxv, 538. Vol 33 lxxii, 537. Vol 34 xlviii, 735. Vol 35 xcii, 642. Vol 36 xcv, 601. Vol 37 xviii, 739. Vol 38 xxvii, 390. Vol 39 xxiv, 689. Size: 10 inches tall by 6.5 inches. Rough trimmed pages. Profusely illustrated (some colour), frontispieces, facsimiles, maps, plans, portraits. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 5946.

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        Handbuch der allgemeinen und lokalen Anaesthesie für Ärzte und Studierende.

      . Berlin u. Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1903, 8°, VI, 234 pp., mit 116 Abb., original Leineneinband; mit dem Ex Libris "Dr. A. Bauer". Erste Auflage. Das bekannte, jedoch sehr seltene Handbuch aus der "Kocher Schule". - Fritz L.Dumont (1854-1932) fordert die Reform der Anaesthesie-Ausbildung: "Sofern sich nur die Chefärzte, die klinischen Lehrer, die Assistenten entschlössen, wirkliche Kurse der Narkose zu halten, sobald die Regierung und die Stadtverwaltungen überzeugt würde von der Notwendigkeit, die Narkose einzelnen, nur dazu verpflichtenten Ärzten mit dem Mandat des Unterrichtens in ihrer Kunst zu übertragen, würden sehr bald sich das Bedürfnis der Befreiung der Narkose aus den Fesseln der Empirie und indolenter Tradition ergeben. Man richte Chloroformkurse ein, man verlange Testate über sachgemäss vollzogene Narkosen, man nehme im Examen Rücksicht auf dieselbe und man wird für die Chloroformfrage mehr getan haben, als wenn mann fünfzig Jahre hindurch jährlich zwei bis drei Statistiken veröffentlicht und an dem milden Ernst der Zahlen seine kleinen Bedenken beruhigt. Wir sind der festen Meinung, daß, je mehr man sich eingehend mit der Narkosefrage beschäftigt, um so deutlicher das hohe Maß der Verantwortlichkeit uns bewußt werden wird, welches man mit dem Anraten der Narkose übernimmt, denn auch hier, wie so häufig, deckt sich Sorglosikeit und mangelndes Wissen." F.L.Dumont, p.17-19 - "The standard textbook by Fritz Dumont, was published in 1903. It was excellently illustrated and gave a comprehensive survey of local anaestehsia for the first time... -cf. J.Schulte am Esch & M.Goerig: The Histroy of Anaesthesia, p.41 - "Dumont advocates reform in anesthetic education" -cf. Duncum, p.547

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        3 Gehaltsbescheinigungen mit eigenh. U.

      London, 1903 und 1907.. Zusammen 3 SS. auf 3 Bll. Gr.-8vo.. Bestätigt den Empfang seines Gehalts für die Woche bis zum 16. und 23. Mai 1903 (für "2nd" bzw. "3rd cycle of Ring") sowie für die Woche zum 21. Mai 1907. - Hans Richter, "einer der profiliertesten Dirigenten, dessen Arbeitskraft besonders dem Schaffen von Richard Wagner und Johannes Brahms galt", gehörte neben Hermann Levi, Felix Mottl und Karl Muck "zu den gefeiertsten, von fanatischer Werktreue besessenen Wagner-Interpreten" (MGG XI, 460f.). - Auf blauem Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der Royal Opera Covent Garden; leicht angestaubt und mit kleineren Läsuren.

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        Rhymes of Real Children

      New York: Fox Duffield & Co, 1903. Pictorial boards with cloth spine, edge and corner wear, scratch on rear cover, gift inscription. Illustrated in color by Smith with 6 full page plates, color illustration on dedication page, decorative borders in orange and black. Beautiful book. Nudelman A18.. First Edition. Near Fine/No Jacket. Large Square 4to.

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        THE WIND IN THE ROSE-BUSH AND OTHER STORIES OF THE SUPERNATURAL

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company,. 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-237 [238-240] [note: last leaf is a blank], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Peter Newell,. original pictorial light green cloth, front panel stamped in dark green, red, white and gold, spine panel stamped in dark green and gold.. Small embossed stamp and inked name of early private owner Rena L.. Hamilton on front free endpaper. A fine, bright copy. Very scarce in. this condition. The ultimate collector's copy of this lovely book.. (#75250). First edition. "New England regionalist writer, highly regarded for cameo like, naturalistic pictures of domestic life and for supernatural stories ... THE WIND IN THE ROSE-BUSH (1903), Freeman's only supernatural collection, is of greater critical and historical importance than its uniqueness might suggest. It is one of the very few bodies of work that combine domestic realism with supernaturalism, and it has been the founding document of a minor school within supernatural fiction (notably August Derleth and his followers). The individual stories are also excellent." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 163. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-71. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 662. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 231. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 395. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3- 259. Bleiler (1978), p. 77. Reginald 15339. BAL 6371 (BAL notes that Merle Johnson termed this binding the earliest).

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        THE STRAND MAGAZINE. Volumes XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV (15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25), January 1898 - June 1903. The Hound of the Baskervilles, The First men in the Moon, Round the Fire, Brotherhood of the Seven Kings, Sorceress of the Strand, Miss Cayley's Adventures, Hilda Wade

      London: George Newnes, 1903. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Contains: The Hound of the Baskervilles. Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan DOYLE. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. The First Men in the Moon by H. G. WELLS. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Round the Fire by A. Conan DOYLE. Complete sequence of stories. Illustrated. Strange Stories from Life by A. Conan DOYLE. Complete sequence of stories. Illustrated. The Adventures of Etienne Gerard by A. Conan DOYLE. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings by L. T. MEADE & Robert EUSTACE. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Stories of the Sanctuary Club by L. T. MEADE & Robert EUSTACE. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. The Sorceress of the Strand by L. T. MEADE & Robert EUSTACE. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Seven Dragons by E. NESBIT. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Miss Cayley's Adventures by Grant ALLEN. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. Hilda Wade by Grant ALLEN. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. The Brass Bottle by F. ANSTEY. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. At Sunwich Port by W. W. JACOBS. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. The House under the Sea by Max PEMBERTON. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. The Psammead by E. NESBIT. Complete serialisation. Illustrated. [published in book form as The Five Children and It]. Short stories by W. W. JACOBS, Eden PHILLPOTTS, E. W. HORNUNG, H. G. WELLS, Robert BARR, G. M. ROBINS, L. T. MEADE, A. Conan DOYLE, Tom GALLON, Stephen CRANE, E. NESBIT, G. Manville FENN, Winifred GRAHAM, Richard MARSH, C. N. & A. M. WILLIAMSON, Max PEMBERTON, Morley ROBERTS, Arthur MORRISON, Florence WARDEN, Barry PAIN. Eleven volumes in original blue cloth on bevelled boards, city street scene in black on front boards, lettered in black and gilt. Spines a little sun-darkened, light scuffing, a few light marks, a little foxing; otherwise a clean, tight, bright set: very good. A very heavy 11-volume set which will require additional postage/delivery costs. I can offer competitive rates via courier..

      [Bookseller: Richard Beaton]
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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.

      [Stockholm, 5. Januar 1903].. ½ S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse.. An seinen Übersetzer Emil Schering (1873-1951): "Tacksam för sista böckerna - men det är urtexterna jag söker! Kommentarierna vill jag skrifva sjelf! [...]" - Emil Schering studierte in Göttingen, Königsberg und Berlin und war seit 1897 Redakteur, Übersetzer und Herausgeber der deutschen Gesamtausgabe von Strindbergs Werken. - Mit kleineren Tintenwischern in der Adresse.

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        Pickaback Songs

      New York: G P Putnam & Sons, 1903. Illustrated boards with cloth spine, a bit of edge rubbing and corner wear internally bright and clean. A fabulous book of 32 songs for children. Musical notations with opposing pages of verse with orange borders and illustrations in color by Morgan (most famous for his work on Baum's Woggle-Bug Book), reminiscent of W W Denslow. Fabulous color cover featuring a woman carrying a child dressed in a Civil War uniform. A rare and special book.. First Edition. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to.

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        Optimism. An Essay

      New York: C. Y. Crowell and Company,, 1903. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in gold and red, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Tipped-in portrait frontispiece. A few tiny spots to upper board, endpapers partially tanned, spotting to edges of contents, faint offsetting from frontispiece. An excellent copy in the tanned and nicked jacket with a few short closed tears. First edition, first printing.

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        The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Memorial Edition; Containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, etc

      Washington, D C. Jefferson Memorial Association 1903 - Very good to fine issued without dust wrappers 1st Hardbound 8vo 20 volumes Copy 256 of 1000 copies. Privately bound for Baron Saunders. Head page ends gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        UNTO THE THIRD GENERATION

      LONDON: CHATTO & WINDUS. VG+/NONE. PUB 1903. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. ISBN: WITH 1903 ON TITLE PAGE AND 32 PAGE CATALOGUE OF CHEAP PAPER (TANNED. ISBN: BUT VERY FLEXIBLE) BOUND-IN BEHIND TEXT & DATED MAY 1903. BURGANDY COLORED CLOTH WITH GILT TITLES TO THE SPINE AND FRONT PANELWITH DECORATED FLORAL PATTERN IN GREEN AND BLUE ON THE FRONT COVER ANDGILT TOP EDGE. BOOK HAS MODERATE FOXING TO THE PRELIMINARY AND TERMINALLEAVES WITH SOME SCATTERED FOXING THROUGHOUT THE TEXT, A TINY PUNCTURE ONTHE FRONT COVER, AND SLIGHT DARKENING TO THE SPINE. AN EXCELLENT CLEANAND BRIGHT COPY OF A SCARCE BOOK.. Keywords: NOVEL, FANTASY FICTION, ABCDEF.

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        Sydney Harbour Bridge Advisory Board. (Report on Designs and Tenders Submitted In Connection with the Proposed Bridge over Sydney Harbour .).

      - Sydney, Govt Printer 1903. Foolscap, stapled as issued; 67pp; with the portfolio of plates: 46 maps, plans, elevations, views, panoramas and photo illustrations (almost all folding, many colour and many rather large), loose as issued in the publisher's foolscap portfolio (with a new cloth spine). Rough around the edges, with spotting and browning of the outer pages of the report, some frayed edges of a few plans and a few splodges and flaws here and there but decent enough and all there. An archetypal example of Australian progress, this saga dragged on for years. The competition for a bridge was first called in 1900, a winner (Arrol) and runner-up (Norman Selfe) were announced whereupon the public service discarded both and began negotiations with the cheapest bidder. After protest the competition was relaunched but this time detailed specifications and conditions were issued. With no clear winner, three companies were invited to submit further designs and in the end Norman Selfe's rather Eiffelesque cantilever bridge was favoured. At this point there was a change in government and the whole endeavour petered out in a series of increasingly bitter skirmishes on the part of Selfe and inconclusive committees and commissions on the part of the government. This report remains the most concrete record of it. Of all the varied schemes for bridging the harbour, this report offering such a range of possible bridges most makes us look at our sacred landmark with questioning eyes. This report is rare of course but, surprisingly, the printed report is the harder bit to find. Over the last few dozen decades, or however long I've been in this business, I've tracked down three or four sets of the plates but the only copy of the report, before this, was in Norman Selfe's own bundle of papers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the Targumim, The Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature (Talmud Dictionary): First Edition, Complete in Two Volumes

      Luzac & Co/G.P. Putnam's Sons, London/New York, 1903, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall, xviii, 1736 pages. Includes index of scriptural quotations. Yellow leather spines with raised bands and bright gilt lettering. Moderate external wear. Bindings tight. Minimal markings to contents in ball pen, primarily to verso of blank back leaf of volume 2. A sound first edition copy of this famed reference.

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        Catalogue of British and American Bookplates Bequeathed to the Trustees of the British Museum by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks

      London: Printed by Order of the Trustees, 1903. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Three volumes. x, 458, 443, 387 p. 25 cm. 18 b&w plates. Some corners bumped. Volume one cracked at p. 129. Wollaston Franks was the first keeper (curator) of British and medieval antiquities and ethnography at the British Museum.

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        The call of the wild

      Macmillan, New York 1903 - 231p., 2p ads, illustrated endpapers, color frontis and 10 plates inserted, tissue-guard present on frontis, occasional mild spotting throughout, ownership name in ink on endpaper and back of frontis, very slight rollcorners bumped and mild shelfwear to edges, first edition according to Sisson page 14 and BAL 11876, title page printed in black and blue, binding is first issue in veritcally ribbed deep green cloth with bright cover illustration of man and sled dogs in black, white and red with only very light rubbing to white snow areas, gilt titles on cover are bright as are spine titles in gilt and vignette of dog on spine. A very attractive copy of the best-known book by Jack London. His third novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

      1903. Potter, Beatrix. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903. Original maroon boards with cover pictorial onlay. First Trade Edition, first printing, of Beatrix Potter's second book. PETER RABBIT came out in 1901 (the trade edition in 1902); a privately-printed edition of THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER came out in 1902; next came the first (trade) edition of SQUIRREL NUTKIN in August 1903, followed by this trade edition of THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER in October.~This title had two printings dated 1903: the first (including this copy) has identical facing endpapers, whereas the second has mirror-image facing endpapers. This is a very good copy, externally quite attractive with just a little slanting of the spine; inside, some pages exhibit some thumbing from little fingers -- and the front paste-down and free endpaper are cracked at the gutter and have inscriptions messily erased (affecting the pie at the bottom of the open central area). Linder p. 423; Quinby 4.

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        Typhoon, and Other Stories

      London: William Heinemann 1903 - First edition, first printing. One of 1,500 copies. Publisher's dark gray cloth, with an illustration of a lifebuoy surrounding the title lettering to the front board in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. Very good plus, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, light rippling to the panels, lacking the terminal publisher's catalog, spine lightly cracked inside the rear cover, otherwise sturdy and intact binding, former owners' inscriptions to the front endpapers, minor toning to the free endpapers, otherwise bright and clean interior. Overall, a pleasing and attractive copy. Wise 13. Typhoon is a collection of four short stories: "Typhoon," "Amy Foster," "Falk: A Reminiscence," and "To-Morrow." Each of the stories has a nautical setting and draws inspiration from Conrad's tenure in various merchant navies; "Typhoon," tells the story of a ship captain's struggle against the powers of nature. Additionally, Conrad's experience of exile from Poland manifests itself in the themes of isolation and migration found throughout the text, especially in "Amy Foster" and "To-Morrow." "Amy Foster" tells the story of an emigrated Pole adjusting to her new life in England, and "To-morrow" tells of the homecoming of an aging sailor's long-lost son. Similarly, "Falk" is about a tug-boat master whose dark secret prevents him from properly courting the woman with whom he is in love. Interestingly, the eponymous story "Typhoon" was originally published in a separate edition in the United States in 1902, but there was no English equivalent until 1912, making this its first appearance in book-form in England. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tin Box in form of eight Sir Walter Scott "Waverly" Novels

      London: Huntley & Palmers Biscuits - A tin box measuring 6 ¼ in. x 6 ¼ in. x 4 ½ in. Its appearance is that of eight books bound with a leather strap. The "spines" have the titles of eight Scott novels. The "fore-edge" and the "bottom edge" are gilt. The top panel of the box opens on a hinge to reveal the inside, and had been covered by a "top edge" but that is missing. Undated but about 1903. The markings "Huntley & Palmers Biscuits Reading & London" are stamped on the inside of the lid. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Church of England" [St. Paul's Cathedral]

      [1903]. Original platinum print, mounted and framed behind glass. Some very minor oxidization to the edges of the print, a little conservation to one edge but a superb example. A vintage print in exceptionally large format, signed on the mount by the photographer, of St. Paul's Cathedral taken from the south bank of the Thames. Benington was part of the Pictorialist school and best known for his portraiture. His friend and associate Alvin Langdon Coburn made very similar images of London a few years after Benington and that later work must have been influenced by its forerunners. A rare and highly impressive photograph.

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        Original Dust Jacket Art: Conjuror's House by Stewart Edward White

      (London): Hodder & Stoughton. (No date - 1903). First. Original dust jacket art. Image matted to approximately 11" x 15". Water color and grisaille. A bit of rubbing in the margins, very good or better. Unsigned. Image of a man holding a gun on another man with a horrified woman looking on. Subtitled "A Romance of the Free Forest," this adventure novel was the basis for two silent film versions, both entitled The Call of the North. The first, in 1914, was written and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and was the first film for which he received solo directorial credit. The second, in 1921, was directed by Joseph Henabery and starred Noah Beery and Jack Holt (whose granite-jawed visage was the basis for cartoonist Chester Gould's Dick Tracy). .

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        Kometentanz.

      Lpz., Insel-Verlag, 1903. - Astrale Pantomime in zwei Aufzügen. Kl.-8°. Goldgepr. illustr. OKart. (minimal gestaucht). 64 SS., 2 Bll. mit Illustr. des Verfassers. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste Ausgabe. - Kohnle 45. Raabe, Bücher 260.13. Sarkowski 1435. Slg.F.S. II, 817. Wilpert-G. 13. - Vortitel minimal fleckig, sonst schönes unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CURSE OF CENTRAL AFRICA with which is included “A Campaign Amongst Cannibals” by Edgar Canisius

      London: R.A. Everett & Co, Ltd., 1903. First edition. Over 100 illustrations from photographs, one sketch map, one colour folding map. 8vo, original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover, light blue and gilt image of a flag with a large single star on upper cover. xxviii, list of illustrations, 276, appendix, index,18 (publisher&#146;s list). A fine copy, bright and clean with only the minimum of aging or mellowing and with only a minor bit of foxing on the preliminary pages. RARE AND IMPORTANT. At the turn of the century, the Congo State in Africa was under the colonial rule of the Belgian monarch King Leopold II. In this orgiastic period of Western imperialism, every major power was scrambling for pieces of the newly-opened African continent and their careless footsteps tended to leave smaller forces crushed in their wake. <br> This book is an exposé written by the disgruntled Belgian ex district commissioner of the Aruwimi district of the Congo Free State bluntly describing the &#147;scandalous rule&#148; of the Belgian government in the Congo, complete with illustrations of natives submitting to Belgian torture and accounts of their excessive forced labour. One of the chapters is a section by former Congo State Service agent Edgar Canisius entitled &#147;A Campaign Among Cannibals&#148; in which (despite its formidable title) the author takes a sympathetic stand on the natives with further descriptions of their floggings and mistreatment at the hands of the Belgians. This interesting and detailed narrative brings the reader closer to imperialistic realities and injustices, devoid of much Euro-centric glossing. A fine and well-preserved copy of this important book.

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        LITTLE DEGCHIE-HEAD

      1903 - An Awful Warning to Bad Babas. By the Author of "Little Black Mingo" and "Little Black Quibba." London: James Nisbet & Co., 1903. Original light olive cloth illustrated in black and printed in red. First Edition of the most unusual, and one of the least-known, of Helen Bannerman's eight small-format books for children. Five of the eight were about "black" children (though they were really about native Tamils in the region of southern India where Helen Bannerman lived) -- usually outwitting fierce animals that threatened them: LITTLE BLACK SAMBO (1899), LITTLE BLACK MINGO (1901), LITTLE BLACK QUIBBA (1902), LITTLE BLACK QUASHA (1908) and LITTLE BLACK BOBTAIL (1909). Her other three were this one, PAT AND THE SPIDER (1905) and THE TEASING MONKEY (1907).~LITTLE DEGCHIE-HEAD (a "degchie" is a large handle-less pot frequently used in Indian cuisine) is about a little (white) girl named Mary who despite warnings from her mother, cannot resist poking at fires; one day she falls into the fire and literally loses her head. Domingo the cook finds her headless body and manages to affix a deghie onto her shoulders as a temporary head (with his artwork for eyes nose and mouth) -- after which Mary hides her head in shame. But on Christmas Eve, Old Father Christmas comes to visit, sees that she needs a new head, and leaves a beautiful doll's head, which, in the morning, Mary successfully glues onto her neck -- after which Mary would never go near a fire any more. As in all of the Bannerman books, the color illustrations (many of which are strange to say the least) are opposite the text, with the reverse side of both leaves blank.~This is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any soil or wear (one light red dampmark on the fore-edge of the leaves). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Typhoon and other stories

      William Heinemann, 1903 - Corners bumped and light browning to end-papers, otherwise a very nice, bright copy This is the first edition in book form of all the stories except "Typhoon" which was previously published in America. Original grey cloth gilt, advertisement leaf at beginning and 32 pages at end [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        TYPHOON AND OTHER STORIES

      1903 - CONRAD, Joseph. TYPHOON AND OTHER STORIES. London: William Heinemann, 1903. First edition, first issue. 2 pp. publisher's ads + 304 pp. 8vo., black cloth stamped in gilt. Corners bumped, moderate shelfwear. Spine slightly rolled. Personal armorial bookplate to front pastedown, ink ownership to front flyleaf. Minor occasional foxing. Rear joint slightly tender. Good overall.

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        Ephraim Moses Lilien - Sein Werk mit einer Einleitung von Stefan Zweig

      Berlin und Leipzig, Schuster & Loeffler, 1903.. Leinen. !!! ACHTUNG!!! sehr selten!!! Buchzitat: Dieses Werk wurde nur in dieser einen Auflage von 1.000 Exemplaren hergestellt. Buch- und Zustandsbeschreibung: Illustrierter Ganzleinenband, Illustrierte Monographie mit einem ganzseitigen photographischem Portrait Lilien's, Bindung im Vorsatz bruchstückhaft leicht gebrochen aber fest mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Buchblockbindung fest und ordentlich, Vorsatzblatt mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, es fehlt ein Blatt zwischen Vorsatz und Schmutztitel, kaum fingerfleckig (nur vereinzelt auf sehr wenigen Seiten), auf der Rückseite des photographischen Portrait Lilien's befindet sich ein sauberer handschriftlicher Namenszug, eine Seite eingerissen, Einband: Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben / bestoßen, Buchdeckel vorn am oberem Rand mit vereinzelten kleinen Farbfehlstellen, Buchdeckel hinten im oberem Bereich und ein ca. 4 cm breiter senkrechter Streifen über die gesamte Höhe mit Farbfehlstellen, Buchrücken oben berieben und leicht bestoßen ? ca. 1 cm aufgeplatzt ? unten leicht eingedrückt Von etwa 80 Zeichnungen / Abbildungen fehlen zehn Zeichnungen (Auf zarten Saiten ? Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt ? Aus der Barbierstube der Grazien ? Ex Libris Franz Filipek ? Das Sehnsuchtslied ? Das Trauerlied ? Trugland ? Ex Libris Richard Wöpke ? Mein Kind ? Titelzeichnung zu Lieder des Volkes) ? Bilder wurden sauber herausgetrennt (fiel beim genauen durchsehen auf ? sonst nicht bemerkt) Auf Wunsch schicken wir weitere Fotos Das Buch enthält Exlibris, Buchillustrationen, Vignetten, Plakate, Grafiken, graphische Arbeiten des Künstlers E. M. Lilien.

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        The Electress Sophia.

      London, Paris & New York: Goupil. 1903 - Half morocco, 13 inches tall. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly. A Deluxe Edition limited to 1000 copies. With gilt raised bands and very finely gilt tooled panels. Top edge gilt. Armorial bookplate. With fine colour frontispiece and full page plates throughout. A very elegant copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Die Neuronenlehre und ihre Anhänger. Ein Beitrag zur Lösung des Problems der Beziehungen zwischen Nervenzelle, Faser und Grau.

      Fischer, Jena 1903 - Gr-8vo. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Buntpapierbezug, VI, 478 S. Mit 2 doppelblattgroßen farbig lithogr. Tafeln im Anhang. Waller 14433. - Nissl (1860-1919) war ein bekannter deutscher Neurologe und Psychiater. Zu seinen Schülern gehörten Karl Jaspers, Karl Wilmanns u. a. Dekorativer, fachmännisch reparierter Einband. Rücken und Gelenke wurden erneuert und das Original-Leder mit der Ziervergoldung aufkaschiert. Lederecken beschabt. Innen sehr gut erhalten, sauber. Die Tafeln am äußersten Rand leicht wasserrandig. Winzige Signatur am oberen Rand des Titels. 1350 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        The Souls of Black Folk

      Chicago: McClurg. 1903. First. First edition. Front hinge repaired, moderate loss to the corners and spinal extremities, a contemporary owner&#39;s signature (Solomon Carrington of Walden, Massachusetts), and a later embossed stamp of a well-known collector, both on the front fly, a very good copy with the spine and front board lettering legible and clear. A much sought after classic of American literature, and probably the most important book by one of the most historically important African-Americans. Reprinted innumerable times, very uncommon in this edition. Blockson 101 #52. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Souls of Black Folk Essays and Sketches

      AC MCCLURG 1903 AUG, CHICAGO - The Souls of Black Folk Essays and Sketches; 3rd Edition; black hardcover with gold gilt title to front cover and worn gilt title on spine cover; cover rubbing, edge wear,cracked hinges; aged toned pages; sunfade discoloration on spine cover with some fraying; dated August 1, 1903; previous owner pencil margin marks and underlining on a few pages including title page and inside front cover; back fly leaf loose. DATE PUBLISHED: 1903 AUG EDITION: THIRD ED 264 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PICTURESQUE CEYLON AND ITS RUINED CITIES.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd, 1903.A new edition 1903 of "Picturesque Ceylon" and "The Ruined Cities of Ceylon", being 1 volume containing 4 parts: Colombo and the Kelani Valley; Kandy and Peradeniya; Nuwara Eliya and Adam's Peak; The Ruined Cities. 4to, approximately 270 x 205 mm, 10¾ x 8 inches, over 150 illustrations, many full page, pages: (10), 36; 91; 85; 126, splendidly bound in full red morocco, double ruled gilt border with inner single ruled gilt border with gilt corner ornaments to both covers, gilt central illustration to upper cover, 2 triple gilt ruled compartments to spine, each with gilt ornament at the centre, 4 raised bands and gilt lettering, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt dentelles (turn ins), beautifully marbled endpapers. Spine just very slightly faded, minute nick to 1 of the lower raised bands, no inscriptions. A Fine tight clean copy. First published in 4 volumes in 1893 - 1894. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Drama its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization

      London, The Athenian Society, 1903 - 20 volumes, octavo. Bound in full brown leather, simulated elephant hide / tree bark? gilt titles to spine, raised bands, painted and inlaid coat of arms to front boards, decorated doubluers with painted pictorial inner panel, satin free endpapers,all edges gilt Some shelf wear, chip to top of spine vol I otherwise very good, Each plate in colour, black and white, and sepia, also decorated with colour designs throughout. Limited edition printed on japon paper of eight copies only, this one being number 1 called the Aeschylus Copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Nimrod&#39;s Hunting Tours. Deluxe Limited Edition

      London: Kegan Paul, Tench, Trübner & Co Ltd. G+ : in Good plus condition without dust jacket. Endpapers browned. Ink inscription to front pastedown. Minor wear and marking to boards. Teg, remaining edges uncut. 1903. Limited Edition [35/50]. Quarter-vellum on card boards. 320mm x 240mm (13" x 9"). xxiii, 396pp. Colour and b/w full page plates with 18 duplicate hand-coloured plates, all with captioned tissue-guards. &#39;..Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, sayings, and doings of sporting men, including notices of the principal crack riders of England, to which are added Nimrod&#39;s letters on riding to hounds, with analytical contents and general index of names&#39;. .

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        An Ivory Trader in North Kenia. the record of an expedition through Kikuyu to Galla-Land in East Equatorial Africa. With an account of the Rendili and Burkeneji Tribes.

      Longmans, Green and Co., London 1903 - Publisher's pictorial gilt stamped blue cloth, showing a native with a shield and spear in gilt. 8vo, xvi, 368. Complete with all illustrations and folding map. There is a small crack at the inner upper side of the endpapers of the backboard, but the joints are sound and strong and the binding is fine. Apparently this once was a library copy with a label on the lower spine and on the inside of the backboard. Both have been removed by a professional restorer. On the inner backboard it is only hardly visible, actually almost invisible, but the tail of the spine is a bit soiled. Absolutely no further markings indicating it possibly is an ex-lib copy indeed. Overall the binding is in a very good condition, with the gilt still bright on the front board, while the spine is a bit sun-faded. The contents are in an excellent condition; clean and free of any markings. The map too is in an excellent condition, with one very small tear in the inner margin and free of spotting. Hess & Coger 1015. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Desk Book of Fine Papers Demonstrating the Printing Qualities of the Product of the Mills of S.D. Warren and Company Paper Manufacturers

      Boston: S.D. Warren and Company. (1903). Quarto. Green-gray cloth gilt. [254]pp., illustrated. 128 samples (120 double leaf, eight single leaf) of 47 papers in various weights and colors. Each sample is illustrated to demonstrate the graphic qualities of the paper and illustrations. Chiefly samples, many finely printed on fine colored paper stock. "Arranged and printed by the Wayside Department of the University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A." Label on front pastedown noting that the book is "Loaned" by the company to New Jersey publisher Albert Brandt. Occasional soiling at the very edges of the tab-cut leaves, one of the tabs has a small stain or smudge, very near fine. A nice copy of this very scarce and elaborately printed book. OCLC locates four copies. .

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