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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.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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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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      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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      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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      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]

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      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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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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]

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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. .

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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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      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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Round Kangchenjunga, A Narrative of Mountain Travel and Exploration

      London: Edward Arnold, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+. Large 8vo; pp. xvi, 373, 1 (ad), with three maps (2 folding), folding panorama and 39 additional photographic plates. Original red cloth, front board with no design (perhaps indicating a later issue). Corners lightly rubbed, pine sunned but legible, second map slightly misfolded and has a tear along one fold. Binding sound, contents clean. No dust jacket. "This dangerous and exhausting circuit of Kanchenjunga was a classic of mountain exploration" (Neate F69).

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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 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Halbseidenfärberei unter Anwendung der Farbstoffe

      Frontis. depicting the Bayer dyeing factory at Elberfeld & 37 plates with 384 mounted cloth samples. vi, 127, [1] pp. 8vo, cont. half-cloth & boards. Elberfeld: F. Bayer, 1903. A very handsome sample book with 384 fine samples of silk swatches, all in the most brilliant colors and designs. The introduction of benzidine colors in the 1880s caused a revolution in the manufacture of textiles. A fine copy, complete with an unusually large number of samples. The plates are included in the pagination. .

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        A River of Norway, Being the Notes and Reflections of an Angler [Association Copy Owned by the Canadian Ambassador to Norway, Ted Garland]

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1903, 1st Ediition. () xv. Near fine. Octavo. Publisher&#39;s blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board. Gilt scene of a river, mountains and jumping trout stamped to front board. A few spots of light discoloration to top edge of front board. Rear board and corners lightly rubbed. T.e.g. Attractive woodcut bookplate of Erling Bergendahl and gift inscription from Bergendahl to Ted Garland on front pastedown. Internally tight and clean. A very attractive copy with bright, unfaded gilt. A very interesting association copy, presented to Ted Garland, the Canadian ambassador to Norway, from Erling Bergendahl. Bergendahl was a Norwegian businessman and movie producer, who represented Columbia pictures in Norway and was the president of the Norwegian Film Producers Association. The book details fish and fishing of the River Gaula in Western Norway and is illustrated with 10 fine photogravure plates and colour plan of a fish ladder. A great association copy of an attractive book..

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        Betty Zane. Cover Design, Letters, and Illustrations by the Author.

      Charles Francis Press, (1903)., New York: - Grey's scarce first book, published at his own expense. This is a contemporary presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author on a sheet pasted to the front endpaper, within his hand-drawn border: "To Miss Myra Emmons A Merry Christmas and a Happy Year from P. Zane Grey / Dec. 24, 1903". Myra Emmons, editor and author, published short stories in various magazines including Good Housekeeping, Everybody's Magazine and Munsey's, during the first quarter of the twentieth century. Original grey decorated cloth, slightly rubbed, but in very good condition. First edition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Solothurner Burgen. Hrsg. durch den Regierungsrat von Solothurn. Solothurn 1962. Gr.-4to. (37,5 : 27,5 cm). 2 Bl. Titel u. Einleitung sowie 20 Original-Holzschnitte (Blattgr. 37 : 25 cm) von Meinrad Peier. Zus. lose in Orig.-Halbleinenmappe.

      . . Seltene Folge mit Darstellungen von 20 Burgen des Kantons Solothurn. Peier (1903-1964) hatte schon als 19jähriger, während seiner Ausbildung zum Lehrer, damit begonnen, Bücher mit Motiven aus seiner Heimat zu illustrieren. In den 40 Jahren seines Schaffens entstanden auch immer wieder Ansichten der eindrucksvollen Burgen und Burgruinen seiner Heimat. Alle Holzschnitte sind von ihm handschriftlich bezeichnet und signiert. Eine Auflage ist nicht angegeben, doch dürfte sie recht klein gewesen sein. Im Handel konnten wir die Folge nicht nachweisen und, soweit feststellbar, gibt es auch nur ein Exemplar in einer größeren öffentlichen Bibliothek (Bibliotheque d'art et d'archeologie, Genf; dort werden (fälschlich?) 21 statt der hier vorhandenen 20 Holzschnitte genannt). Titelblatt am Oberrand gering geknittert, sonst sehr gut erhalten. ** Bestellungen bis 14 Uhr versenden wir am selben Tag. - Schweizer Postkonto vorhanden. **

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        The Treatyse Of Fysshynge Wyth An Angle

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons. Fine+. 1903. First Printing. Vellum. Unread Very Fine condition in Fine, original chemise in publisher&#39;s slipcase with light tanning and minor tear at rear joint. Limited edition of 160 copies on hand-made paper. Bound in limp vellum with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover, cloth ties present. Top edges gilt. Rather scarce in this condition and hard to find with original chemise; Printed at the Gilliss Press from type case specially for this book, patterned after the traditional old character first used by Wynkyn de Worde in his original 1496 edition. With introductory essay by William Loring Andrews, 1837-1920.The Treatyse is often described as the first known English essay on fishing as a sport .

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        Shaw coyly admonishes an autograph seeker to actually read the book that he is signing!

      His book, Man and Superman (Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd., 1903) xxxvii, 244 pages + 10 unpainted leaves of advertisements, octavo, bound in cloth boards and titled spine. Inscribed and signed by the author on the half title "G. Bernard Shaw 11/1/24" Soiling and rubbing to boards, spine cracked at edges but pages overall quite clean. Shaw, responding to an autograph request, wryly observed that the owner hadn't taken the time to read the work, warning (with his customary wit): "Never ask an author to autograph a copy of one of his books without first making sure that all the leaves have been cut open. See pp. xxvii, 200, 217, 221 and 237. I assure you they are quite worth reading. G. Bernard Shaw 11/1/24" Provenance: Maurice Inman Inc. June 1959, sold to Major General Courtney Whitney, a longtime aid to General George MacArthur.

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        Jeshua Gedola" New Commentaries on the Talmud

      Belfast 1903 - Text in Hebrew. This was the first Hebrew book published in Belfast (and only one currently listed in Vinograd). Worldcat only locates copies in the USA. JTS, NYPL, Princeton, Stanford and UCLA. The Second Suppl Cat of the BL lists it. INSCRIPTION ON EXTRA PAGE IN FRONT with ink impression of Rabbi Silverstone's seal (G. SILVERSTONE RABBI, BELFAST) - in Hebrew too. The inscription is to the Rabbi's sister and brother in law, wishing they'd live to 120, giving them the book as a gift. A child has written something rudimentary in pencil on the front blank pastedown and also drew a picture of a man and a a woman, the man wears a top hat, the woman a head covering. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        The Works

      New York: Society of English and French Literature,, 1903. 16 volumes, octavo (207 × 138 mm). Original blue half morocco, titles and floral decoration to spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Each volume with a colour frontispiece and monochrome illustration with captioned guards printed in red. Some sunning and fading to spines, some rubbing to spine tips and corners, boards a little scuffed, a very good set. Limited to 1,000 numbered sets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Boston: Privately Printed by Nathan Haskell Dole, 1903. The Olympic Edition of The Breviary Treasures limited to 12 copies on Royal Japanese Vellum, this copy no. 1. Very minor faint fading to covers, else quite fine. The Olympic Edition of The Breviary Treasures limited to 12 copies on Royal Japanese Vellum, this copy no. 1. Tall 8vo. iviii, 206p. Tall 8vo. iv, 5-209p. Every page with text surrounded by pictorial borders, many beautifully hand-colored and highlighted in gilt. Bound by The Adams Bindery in full gray-blue crushed morocco with watered silk flyleaves, a.e.g., with gilt spine titles, the panels with gilt floral ornaments with red onlays, the covers with elaborate designs of flowers and trailing vines with many onlays in red, green, and dark green, the dentelles with a series of ten gilt ruled borders, the doblure of sage green morocco with gilt trailing vines and red onlays on the flower petals. Quite a stunning onlaid binding.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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      William Heinemann, London 1903 - A very good copy, in original black,lettering on backstrap and device on front cover,in gilt, edges rough trimmed, bookplates Horace Hall and Ralph Smith, 2pp publishers advertisements with peliminary leaves, 32pp at back. Purchased at auction 1973. Digital photos available.j [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: ballinilara investments]
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        With the Mounted Infantry in South Africa

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Bowes, printed for Private Circulation, , 1903 . Being Side-Lights on the Boer Campaign 1899-1902. Octavo. Original black cloth, red cloth label with gilt title to spine, blind panels to boards. A little rubbed, the label slightly scuffed, hinges starting, light toning, but a very good copy. First and only edition, limited to 200 copies. This copy sequentially inscribed; initially by Sir Edward Hutton recording its receipt from the author, Hutton&#39;s reports to the War Office on the Boer mounted infantry led to him being "given responsibility for raising and training mounted infantry at Aldershot (1888&#150;92), where he worked out the strategical and tactical principles for this new mobile force," (ODNB) and commanded a colonial mounted brigade in the Boer War; subsequently passed as a souvenir by Hutton to General Sir Edwin Alderson, who commanded the mounted infantry in Rhodesia and South Africa; and finally to the Staff College, Camberley, from Lady Alderson. Bookplates of the Hutton Estate and Staff College to the front pastedown, College ink-stamp to the front free endpaper, and pinned to the half-title a three-page autograph letter, signed, from Crum presenting the copy to Hutton, remarking that this is "about the last of the 200." Uncommon, and with excellent provenance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Miniature Painters British and Foreign with some account of those who practised in America in the Eighteenth Century

      London and New York: Dickensons and E.P. Dutton. 1903. First. First edition. Two volumes. Folios. Volume One: Frontispiece with two hand-colored miniatures, and 148 photogravures on 77 plates; Volume Two: hand-colored frontispiece miniature of Napoleon, 71 photogravures on 44 plates. Full publisher&#39;s vellum with overlapping flaps, titled in black and red. Modest soiling and slight wear at the spine folds, else near fine. Invoice laid in to noted collector Richard Manney dated 1978. Copy number 5 of 175 numbered copies constituting the "Edition de Luxe," Signed by the author. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Longemans, Green & Co., London 1903 - (Upton, Florence K.) THE GOLLIWOGG'S CIRCUS with verses by Bertha Upton. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1903. First edition. Oblong 8vo - 11-3/16" x 8-9/16". Red cloth backed full color pictorial boards with slight wear confined mainly to the board corners for what is a very lovely copy of the book. Swan motif endpapers. Sixty-four numbered pages of circus action and fun, all performed by the Golliwogg and his Dutch Doll friends.The book is wonderfully illustrated with a full color title page and thirty additional full color full page drawings by Florence K. Upton. There is a 15 millimeter closed tear confined to the margin of page 15/16 for what is otherwise a tight, unblemished copy of the book. This is a lovely copy of one of the scarcer titles in the series. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD +. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        THE GOLLIWOGG'S BICYCLE CLUB Verses by Bertha Upton and Pictures by Florence K. Upton

      Longmans 1903 - New edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth backed paper covered boards illustrated in colour. A very good copy, with some general rubbing to the corners and spine ends, previous owner's name on title page. Illustrated with full page colour plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        History of North America: (1903, Ltd, #) 20 Vol Set.

      George Barrie & Sons, Philadelphia 1903 - Ltd # 795 of 1,000c; 20 vols In the 11 original publishers shipping boxes. Paste on spine labels; teg others untrimed, illus; unopened; Three books still have printers glassine & wrapping paper covering books and have never been unwraped since 1903 (We have not unwraped those three). Condition of Glassine dw's = Good to new. Condition of Shipping Boxes = Poor to Good . (Weight 65 lbs. Extra Postage may be Required) Size: 8vo 9 x 6 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Amber Unicorn Books ABAA]
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        Climbs & Explorations in the Canadian Rockies

      London: Longmans Green and Co. 1903, 1st Edition. () xii,343,40pp. Near fine. Octavo. Original grey gilt stamped boards. Frontispiece. 23 full page illustrations. 56 half page illustrations. Two maps including one folding at the rear. With John Norman Collie and Hermann Wooley, Stutfield discovered the Columbia Icefields and made the first ascent of MT Athabasca along with many other peaks along the Banff - Jasper parkway. with the bookplate of noted Americana collector, Frank Deering on the front paste down. Series: Canadian Mountaineering Classics 1..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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