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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

      New York: The Century Company, 1903. First printing of this edition of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in three quarters navy blue leather over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, gilt topstain, illustrated. In near fine condition. A very nice presentation. "The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar" (Mark Twain). "A unique expression of the national character....[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself...on edge to know how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492).

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        L'assistance Des Aliénés En France, En Allemagne, En Italie (Exemplaire Signé Par Paul Sérieux)

      Imprimerie Municipale, Paris 1903 - Grand in-4° relié demi-percaline à la bradel de l'époque, plats de couverture conservés, pièce de titre de maroquin grenat gravée et dorée, 1008 pages, 22 planches hors texte représentant des vues et plans des asiles psychiatriques. Quelques rares épidermures, coins émoussés, sinon magnifique exemplaire de ce grand classique de la psychiatrie. Rare. Bel envoi autographe de Paul Sérieux sur la page de titre. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Strange Cruise; or, Clif Faraday's Yacht Chase

      New York: Street & Smith, [1903]. First Edition. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's grey pictorial cloth stamped in tan, green, and blue, gilt-lettered spine; [6],ii,[7]-268pp.; frontispiece. Cloth extremities a bit rubbed, some spotting and minor discoloration, spine rather toned, contemporary ownership rubberstamp to front free endpaper, else contents near fine. About Very Good overall. Sinclair's fifth published novel, forming part of a series of maritime adventure stories for boys featuring Clif Faraday, Naval Cadet from Annapolis. 6 copies in OCLC as of November, 2016.

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        Collection of 180 splendid original b/w photos dating from the 1930's.

      Small formats. Some were used as a cutout. Most of these mounted onto colored card stock of various sorts. A.o. a few cyanotypes. l Albert Kuyle, the pseudonym Louis M.A. Kuitenbrouwer (1903-1958) used for his publications, was a fervent Roman Catholic journalist and novelist, who was very active for the publishing company and literary monthly De Gemeenschap around 1930. Kuitenbrouwer was responsible for the design of De Gemeenschap-editions and preferred photographic or photomontage covers. He fostered the art of photography, and these are probably trials to make art photos himself. One photo shows his portrait, and on one his name is mentioned: 'juni '31 foto kuitenbrouwer'.

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        THE NATIONAL SPORTS OF GREAT BRITAIN

      London: Methuen and Co, 1903. "A New Edition" reprinting the edition of 1823 of Thomas M'Lean. A nice copy with moderate foxing to several text pages, all plates clean and bright. Spine unevenly darkened, all quite sound. "A New Edition" reprinting the edition of 1823 of Thomas M'Lean. Folio (19 1/8"). Preliminary matter and 50 leaves of letterpress with text in English on the rectos and in French on the versos, each describing the sport pictured in each of the 50 full-page plates plates done in Methuen's three color process in brilliant facsimile of the original Alken plates. Title-page also in color. Bound in full red niger morocco, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and simple sporting ornaments in the panels. This book was also issued in a small 8vo format. Hardie p. 298; for the original editions: Tooley 43 and Schwerdt I, pp. 19-20.

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        Ledger and Sword,: or the Honourable Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies (1599-1874).

      London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1903 - A history of the East India Company. A very good set in original cloth. First edition Two volumes, pp.x, 452; 437, 18 plates, folding map.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        [Illustrated Manuscript]: "Andriamena / a Madagascar / Souvenirs d'un soldat d'avant-garde (1895)" [Memoir of a French Soldier during the Second Franco-Hova War]

      (Madagascar, 1903. Near Fine. Bound manuscript. Large octavo. ff. [1 (title)], 1-175 + 97 inserted sheets with mounted photographs, maps, and one pen and ink drawing. The original manuscript of Captain Charon's memoir (published in 1906) of the second French military expedition into Madagascar that ended with the capture of Antananarivo, the capital city, in September 1895, and the establishment of a French protectorate over the entire island. The manuscript consists of a title page, 175 typescript sheets (printed rectos only) with manuscript emendations in ink and colored pencil, and 97 inserted sheets each with one or two mounted photographs per page with typed captions (a total of 111 photographs). Also included are three additional photographs of the author: one laid-in, and two mounted in the text as vignettes. Also laid-in are two contemporary autograph letters and a single autograph card addressed to Charon. The manuscript is bound in contemporary blue cloth and marbled paper over boards, marbled endpapers. Housed in a signed olive green morocco chemise with inset snakeskin panels on both sides (signed by the binder: "Petitbled, Rouen") with olive green morocco slipcase with the initials "A. C." stamped in gold on the outside corner. Some fading and oxidation to about 40 photographs, modest scuffing to the edges and corners of the slipcase, else overall near fine or better.An historically important manuscript documenting Charon's wartime experiences serving as a veterinary physician in a special unit (il appartenait a l'avant-garde) with the 15th Corps under the command of General Metzinger during the Second Franco-Hova War. Both Britain and France had sought to seize control over the island of Madagascar, which was rich in resources and strategically important as a sea passage to India. The ruling Merina Kingdom of Madagascar was able to repel several French incursions on coastal cities. However, after the death of Queen Ranavalona I the French were able to negotiate concessions (The Lambert Charter) which provided the eventual pretext for France's first invasion in 1883 (The First Franco-Hova War), followed by a second invasion in 1895 to bring it into the French colonial empire. The manuscript consists of 20 chapters: beginning with Charon's departure from Algeria and passage through the Suez Canal to the port city of Majunga on the West Coast of Madagascar, arriving 7 March 1895. The bulk of the memoir provides a detailed account of Charon's inland march with General Duchesne's French infantry from Majunga to Antananarivo.The photographs include images taken at the beginning of Charon's departure from Algeria (La rade de Philippeville) and numerous images of all of the principle stages of the expedition, including soldiers on the move through the bush, crossing rivers and plains; skirmishes against the Hova (a class within the Merina social structure) and Malagasy sharpshooters; soldiers performing chores at various camps; the routing of equipment and food on barges and convoys, the burial of an officer; repatriation of the sick; the interrogation of a prisoner; etc. Also included are photos of maps of the area traversed, a few images of Charon, and several images in and around Antananarivo (presumably taken after the successful French assault in the last week of September): including the palace of the Prime Minister and the Queen, images of Malagasy peoples, neighborhoods and streets of the capital. Charon's main account ends in 1896, upon the arrival of the new Resident General of France. Appended at the back is an index of principal Malagasy words. After the conquest, Charon himself appears to have been transferred to Toamasina [Tamatave] on the east coast.Laid-in is a formal ALS: "Note de Service" signed by Captain Redier of the 15th corps d'armee (dated February 8, 1895); a second ALS signed by Commander Pillard regarding Charon's passage on a steamer to Madagascar (March 3, 1895); and an autograph business card from (Philippe) "Le Duc d'Orleans" to Mr. Paul Charon, of the veterinary staff of the 34th Artillery in Angouleme (dated Brussels, February 15, 1914), thanking him for sending his book on Madagascar.A remarkable, eyewitness account of the second French military intervention in Madagascar that overthrew the ruling monarchy of the Merina Kingdom, and of the establishment of the French Protectorate. The original annotated manuscript (dated "1895-1898" on the spine and "1903" on the title page), precedes the published book by three years.

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        East African Trophy Exhibition]

      1903.] 1903 - 98 photographs measuring 165 by 230mm and smaller. Oblong folio. Red pebble-grain cloth. [Karlsruhe, A fine example showcasing trophies from the German colonies in East Africa in the first years of the twentieth century. This album was compiled to commemorate an early exhibition of Karl Eisenbraber's Kolonial-Haus, which was established in 1899 and had numerous branches all over Germany. The views here show the spectacular interiors - high ceilings, elaborately decorated throughout. Although the building was devoted to all German colonies, and included exhibits from New Guinea and Samoa, the bulk of it showed off the East African trophy collections of big game hunters and luminaries such as Fritz Bronsart von Schellendorf, the colonial governor Hermann Wissmann, Erich Lubbert, Wilhelm Langheld, Dr Stuedel, O. Neumann, and the animal trader Karl Hagenbeck. The game on exhibit includes, among others, zebra, rhinoceros, hippo, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wildebeest, monkeys and gorillas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed document signed, in German, 4to, Vienna, June 18, 1903

      - This historic document is the program for the upcoming meeting of the important Sixth Zionist Congress, Herzl's last Congress. "Esteemed Colleague, We take the pleasure in informing you of the following program for our 6th Congress. Should the program have any changes, we will not fail to give you further information."There are 15 agenda items including, Opening by Dr. Th. Herzl; Financial Report; Emigration and resettlement. Reporter: Dr. M. Nordau; The Zionism and the Welfare institutions. Reporters: I. Zangwill and S. Sokolow; Report of the National fund . Organization and propaganda, reporter . Francis Montefiore, Dr. Bodenheimer . Report of the Jewish Colonial Bank, Reporter, D. Wolffshon." Above the typed, "Chairman" he signs, "Herzl."The Sixth Zionist Congress would be the last one Herzl chaired. He died the following year. A British government proposal for a Jewish homeland in East Africa, known as the Uganda Proposal, was the key topic under discussion at this Sixth Congress. Herzl considered this idea as possible temporary homeland for Jews as violence escalated in the Russian Empire and in Western Europe. In a narrow vote, delegated decided to send a group to East Africa to examine the viability of the proposal. Condition: Overall good condition, margin folds, foxing at margins.

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        Idilios vascos

      - Pío Baroja, Idilios vascos, Madrid, B. Rodríguez Serra, Director (Biblioteca Mignon, nº. XXIV), s. a., c. 1903. 16º. (13,5 x 7 cms.), 87 págs. + 5 hojas (índices y publicidad editorial). Ilustraciones de F. Periquet y Ricardo Baroja. Con una caricatura de Sancha del autor. Encuadernación rústica editorial, conserva cubierta y contracubierta deslucida, con pérdidas en el lomo. Primera edición de esta buscada compilación de seis cuentos ambientados en el País Vasco, escritos por Pío Baroja (San Sebastián, 1872- Madrid, 1956) entre 1889 y 1892. En ellos Baroja narra con gran realismo y viveza el mundo rural del caserío y de los hombres del mar, con poéticas descripciones paisajísticas. Estos pequeños relatos asentaron las formas y técnicas narrativas sobre las que se forjarían sus más famosas novelas, como Zalacaín el aventurero (1908) o Las inquietudes de Shanti Andía (1911). La obra se publicó en la prestigiosa Biblioteca Mignon, colección de cuentos y novelas cortas en pequeño formato, a imitación de las que se difundieron en Francia durante la época modernista, promovida a partir de 1899 por el editor Bernardo Rodríguez Serra, cuya impronta se explicitaba en su exlibris y el lema "Fe, Amor" entre tréboles. Como indicaba su propio nombre, se trataba de obras de hermosa factura, impresas en papel especial, con elegantes tipos y a menudo a varias tintas, bellamente ilustradas con dibujos y fotograbados de prestigiosos artistas del momento. La colección, que llegó a publicar 56 volúmenes, fue un espacio de proyección de los escritores españoles consagrados de la Restauración (Leopoldo Alas "Clarín", Juan Valera, Núñez de Arce, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, etc.) y las jóvenes promesas de la Generación de fin de siglo (Pío Baroja, Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Alberto Insúa, Gregorio Martínez Sierra, entre otros) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Illustrated Manuscript]: "Andriamena / a Madagascar / Souvenirs d'un soldat d'avant-garde (1895)" [Memoir of a French Soldier during the Second Franco-Hova War]

      (Madagascar, 1903. Near Fine. Bound manuscript. Large octavo. ff. [1 (title)], 1-175 + 97 inserted sheets with mounted photographs, maps, and one pen and ink drawing. The original manuscript of Captain Charon's memoir (published in 1906) of the second French military expedition into Madagascar that ended with the capture of Antananarivo, the capital city, in September 1895, and the establishment of a French protectorate over the entire island. The manuscript consists of a title page, 175 typescript sheets (printed rectos only) with manuscript emendations in ink and colored pencil, and 97 inserted sheets each with one or two mounted photographs per page with typed captions (a total of 111 photographs). Also included are three additional photographs of the author: one laid-in, and two mounted in the text as vignettes. Also laid-in are two contemporary autograph letters and a single autograph card addressed to Charon. The manuscript is bound in contemporary blue cloth and marbled paper over boards, marbled endpapers. Housed in a signed olive green morocco chemise with inset snakeskin panels on both sides (signed by the binder: "Petitbled, Rouen") with olive green morocco slipcase with the initials "A. C." stamped in gold on the outside corner. Some fading and oxidation to about 40 photographs, modest scuffing to the edges and corners of the slipcase, else overall near fine or better.An historically important manuscript documenting Charon's wartime experiences serving as a veterinary physician in a special unit (il appartenait a l'avant-garde) with the 15th Corps under the command of General Metzinger during the Second Franco-Hova War. Both Britain and France had sought to seize control over the island of Madagascar, which was rich in resources and strategically important as a sea passage to India. The ruling Merina Kingdom of Madagascar was able to repel several French incursions on coastal cities. However, after the death of Queen Ranavalona I the French were able to negotiate concessions (The Lambert Charter) which provided the eventual pretext for France's first invasion in 1883 (The First Franco-Hova War), followed by a second invasion in 1895 to bring it into the French colonial empire. The manuscript consists of 20 chapters: beginning with Charon's departure from Algeria and passage through the Suez Canal to the port city of Majunga on the West Coast of Madagascar, arriving 7 March 1895. The bulk of the memoir provides a detailed account of Charon's inland march with General Duchesne's French infantry from Majunga to Antananarivo.The photographs include images taken at the beginning of Charon's departure from Algeria (La rade de Philippeville) and numerous images of all of the principle stages of the expedition, including soldiers on the move through the bush, crossing rivers and plains; skirmishes against the Hova (a class within the Merina social structure) and Malagasy sharpshooters; soldiers performing chores at various camps; the routing of equipment and food on barges and convoys, the burial of an officer; repatriation of the sick; the interrogation of a prisoner; etc. Also included are photos of maps of the area traversed, a few images of Charon, and several images in and around Antananarivo (presumably taken after the successful French assault in the last week of September): including the palace of the Prime Minister and the Queen, images of Malagasy peoples, neighborhoods and streets of the capital. Charon's main account ends in 1896, upon the arrival of the new Resident General of France. Appended at the back is an index of principal Malagasy words. After the conquest, Charon himself appears to have been transferred to Toamasina [Tamatave] on the east coast.Laid-in is a formal ALS: "Note de Service" signed by Captain Redier of the 15th corps d'armee (dated February 8, 1895); a second ALS signed by Commander Pillard regarding Charon's passage on a steamer to Madagascar (March 3, 1895); and an autograph business card from (Philippe) "Le Duc d'Orleans" to Mr. Paul Charon, of the veterinary staff of the 34th Artillery in Angouleme (dated Brussels, February 15, 1914), thanking him for sending his book on Madagascar.A remarkable, eyewitness account of the second French military intervention in Madagascar that overthrew the ruling monarchy of the Merina Kingdom, and of the establishment of the French Protectorate. The original annotated manuscript (dated "1895-1898" on the spine and "1903" on the title page), precedes the published book by three years.

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        [ARCTIC: NOVAYA ZEMLYA] Na Novoi Zemle: Ocherki i nabroski [i.e. At the Novaya Zemlya: Essays and Sketches]

      St. Petersburg: A.S. Suvorin, 1903. [4], 327, [2] pp. Octavo. In original publisher's printed wrappers with a photo illustration on the front cover. Some minor wear of extremities, overall a near fine copy. First edition. A rare collection of essays and memories by a Russian polar researcher, ethnographer and writer Konstantin Nosilov (1858-1923) describes his life and work on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago where he extensively travelled, served on the Russian meteorological station in the Malye Karmakuly settlement (Yuzhny Island) and wintered three times in 1877-1891. The author writes about polar nights and hurricanes on Novaya Zemlya, Aurora Borealis, his travel across the Yuzhny Island, hunting trips, celebrations of Christmas and Easter on Novaya Zemlya, the Samoyeds' (the Nenets) traditions of meeting the first rays of sun, customs of sacrifice to idols, funerals et al. Several essays describe Nosilov's travels on the Yamal Peninsula and in the lower reaches of the Ob River in the late 1890s: sturgeon fishing, travels across tundra, cannibalism of the natives of the River Taz estuary (essay ''Our Cannibals'') et al. Nosilov went on 1000 km trips across the northern and southern islands of the Novaya Zemlya on dog sledges (1889), built a new meteorological station in the Matochkin Strait (1890-91), opened the northernmost school in the Malye Karmakuly (1889). He was elected a member of the Russian Geographical Society (1884), was in correspondence with Russian writers A. Chekhov, D. Mamin-Sibiryak, polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen and others. Worldcat locates eight copies (University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, British Library, Universite Jean Moulin, Leipzig University).

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        The Vale Shakespeare (complete in 39 volumes; Tragedies, 1-13; Comedies, 14-27; Histories and Poems, 28-39)

      Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press, [London] 1903 - First Edition Thus, Limited to 310 sets on special handmade paper with a mermaid watermark. Uniform octavos in original light green cloth with blind-stamped design by Charles Ricketts on both front and back covers; titles stamped in gold on spines only. Decorated by Charles Ricketts (who also designed the Vale type and the other types used by the Press) under whose supervision the set was printed at the Ballantyne Press. Many volumes unopened or partially opened. Variable foxing in a number of volumes ranging from slight to moderate; some covers have bubbled due to uneven gluing. There is a small (1/3") bruise on the spine of 'Macbeth.' Overall the set is in near fine, bright condition. The masterpiece of the Vale Press. The first volume was published in April, 1900, followed by the others at monthly intervals. Three different borders were used, one for each group." (Ransom, Private Presses and Their Books, p. 437) The work of the press, encompassing 45 titles, ended in 1904, and Ricketts then destroyed the types. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Island Of Formosa, Past And Present: History, People, Resources, And Commercial Prospects. Tea, Camphor, Sugar, Gold, Coal, Sulphur, Economical Plants, And Other Productions (With) Prospectus

      Macmillan & Co / Kelly & Walsh, London And New York / Yokohama, Shanghai, Hongkong, And Singapore 1903 - Color Frontispiece By Saito; Title, Dedication Page, Errata, Preface, Note On Nomenclature And Pronunciation, Contents, Illustrations, Maps And Diagrams. 646 Pp + Plate At End, Xxviii (Appendix),46 Pp (Index, Chinese Title/Colophon At End, Map In Pocket On Rear Pastedown. Original Green Cloth, Spine Lettered In Gilt, Cover Lettered In Red And Illustrated In Gilt, Brown Endpapers. With The Original Prospectus For The Book, A Single Sheet Folded Into Four Pages, Laid In Loosely. Worn, Light Fraying At Corners, Rear Spine Edge Split Or Frayed Through, Light Dampstaining On Foredges Of Covers But No Dampstaining At All To Endpapers Or Pages. Paper With Ownership Stamp Attached To Center Of A Preliminary Blank.Pages Slightly Aged But Square, No Wear Or Damage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO INTIME, il secondo raro libro di MARINETTI, qui presentato in prima edizione ed in condizioni perfette con tutti i fogli ancora chiusi., Milano, Giornale VERDE E AZZURRO, 1903

      - 17 x 17,8, brossura, PP. 29 (3) in copertina titolil in italiano (vedi foto) "DA'NNUNZIO INTIMO" serie b n., 4 .- le nostre celebrit? . - autore ENRICO SACCHETTI. RARA prima edizione in volume di un saggio gi? apparso su "La Vogue" e su "Verde e azzurro. Bibliografia CAMMARATA.MARINETTI PAG,.4 - e recente PONTREMOLI . FUTURISMO MUGHINI pagina 179.

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        Binding, Fine- Captain Gladstone] Le Barbier de Seville

      Edouard Pelletan, Paris 1903 - Beautifully bound by Captain Gladstone in full crushed dark green morocco with ornate and superbly executed gilt stamped covers and spine comprising stylized water lily blossom patterning on outside and a central ornate leaf, vine and blossom design on both covers, with Gladstone's usual wonderful wide dentelles also featuring the same water lily blossom motif with bold gold dot patterns, silver silk doublures, and peach colored facing sheets. Signed by Captain Gladstone in gilt front dentelle, "C.E.G.". Orne de 62 compositions de Daniel Vierge, one of 278 copies thus, extra illustrated, with a holograph sheet inserted denoting the 14 extra illustrations. t.e.g. Provenance: By descent within the family of the binder. slight fading mark to upper section of front board, else very fine. Gladstone bindings have become very much in demand, owing to an auction sale several years ago, and now seldom make it to the marketplace. Little is known about Gladstone, adding to the mystique.

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        THE WORKS. The White Company; Micah Clarke; The Refugees; Rodney Stone; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four; The Great Shadow and Uncle Bernac; A Duet with an Occasional Chorus; Tragedy of the Korosko and the Green Flag; The Stark-Munro Letters and Round the Red Lamp; and The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard.

      THE AUTHOR'S EDITION. 12 volumes, complete. Limited edition of 1000 sets, numbered and signed by Conan Doyle in The White Company. Illustrated with 24 full page plates, by Arthur Twidle (20), Sidney Paget (1), B. West Clinedinst (1), and W.B. Wollen (2). Finely bound in recent full red morocco. Spines with five raised bands, the compartments with gilt lettering and centre decorations. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some thumbing and creasing to a few pages but overall an excellent set which has been handsomely bound.

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        Recherches sur une propriété nouvelle de la matière. Activité radiante spontanée ou radioactivité de la matière. Mémoires de l?Académie des Sciences de l?Institut de France. Tome quarante-sixième.

      Typographie de Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris, 1903 - 300x245mm, 360pages, 13 planches en n/b de 33 figures, Couverture supérieure détachée, dos fendu. A faire relier. Intérieure en très bon état, aucun défaut. Sous emboitage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        North American Indians

      Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, written during eight Years Travel amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839. First issue in this format. Two volumes. Folding coloured map and 180 black & white plates. 8vo. Fine in publisher's elaborate pictorial cloth, gilt, partially unopened. [xii], 298; 304pp. Edinburgh, John Grant,

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        Les oiseaux de sport. (Combats de coqs - La Fauconnerie, pigeons voyageurs etc).

      Paris, Librairie Ad. Legoupy, 1903, - in-4to, 206 p., richement illustré en noir et blanc, avec des gravures sur planches, feuilles de garde orig. très ?art nouveau?, reliure en demi-toile avec coins, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge au dos, bon état. L?ouvrage contient entre autre les chapitres suivants: L?Arche de Noë / La Fauconnerie / Fauconniers professionels et Faucons renommés / Les Combats de Coqs / Les Pigeons voyageurs / Le Colonel Thornton en France sous le Consulat / Lord Lilford / Le Major Fisher / Thomas J. Mann, fauconnier, chasseur et industriel / L?honorable Cecil Duncombe - le Fauconnier de la reine Elisabeth / Le Révérend W. Willimott un Pasteur fauconnier / Les Chasses d?un Emir au XIIe siècle / Les Chasses au Lévrier et au Faucon chez les Kirghises / Les Animaux historiques. Appendice: La Fauconnerie à l?Exposition universelle de Paris en 1900, catalogue.d?accessoire, livres et d?objet d?art.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Thiébaud 741.

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        The Vale Shakespeare (complete in 39 volumes; Tragedies, 1-13; Comedies, 14-27; Histories and Poems, 28-39)

      [London]: Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press, 1903. 1st. Original cloth. Charles Ricketts. First Edition Thus, Limited to 310 sets on special handmade paper with a mermaid watermark. Uniform octavos in original light green cloth with blind-stamped design by Charles Ricketts on both front and back covers; titles stamped in gold on spines only. Decorated by Charles Ricketts (who also designed the Vale type and the other types used by the Press) under whose supervision the set was printed at the Ballantyne Press. Many volumes unopened or partially opened. Variable foxing in a number of volumes ranging from slight to moderate; some covers have bubbled due to uneven gluing. There is a small (1/3") bruise on the spine of 'Macbeth.' Overall the set is in near fine, bright condition. The masterpiece of the Vale Press. The first volume was published in April, 1900, followed by the others at monthly intervals. Three different borders were used, one for each group." (Ransom, Private Presses and Their Books, p. 437) The work of the press, encompassing 45 titles, ended in 1904, and Ricketts then destroyed the types.

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        Erste Begegnung" aus der Folge "Eine Liebe" Auf einem Fahrweg in einem schönen Park sieht man eine Equipage / Kutsche, die nach links fährt. Dort sitzt eine Dame, die auf eine Rose in ihren Händen blickt. Hinter ihr steht ein Mann mit Hut.

      Berlin, Felsing, um. 1903 - Imperial Folio, Plattengrösse. 44,9 x 27,0 cm. Mit dem gestochenen Künstlernamen und der Werknummer ( Opus X, 2). Radierung / Strichätzung & Aquatinta. Lose unter Passepartout, verso mit Resten alter Montierung. Ausserhalb des Plattenrandes stockfleckig. = Rad.-Werk, Opus X. Singer 158, VII ; Thieme-Becker 19/20, 514. Das schöne Motiv hier als Einzelblatt aus der seltenen Folge, die Arnold Böcklin gewidmet war. Zuerst 1887 erschienen, hier eine überarbeitete Version.

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        Analysis of the Hunting Field.

      London: Edward Arnold & Company, 1903. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crushed red levant morocco with pictorially inlaid to the front panel. Elaborate gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. Six full-color plates, including frontispiece and extra-illustrated title page, forty-three black and white text woodcuts. In fine condition. A beautiful production. Robert Smith Surtees was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He left for London in 1825, intending to practice law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. He launched out on his own with the New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities in 1838. Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, and Surtees produced more Jorrocks novels in the same vein, notably Handley Cross and Hillingdon Hall, where the description of the house is very reminiscent of Hamsterley. Another hero, Soapey Sponge, appears in Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, possibly Surtees best work. All Surtees' novels were composed at Hamsterley Hall, where he wrote standing up at a desk, like Victor Hugo. In 1835, Surtees abandoned his legal practice and after inheriting Hamsterley Hall in 1838, devoted himself to hunting and shooting, meanwhile writing anonymously for his own pleasure. He was a friend and admirer of the great hunting man Ralph Lambton, who had his headquarters at Sedgefield County Durham, the 'Melton of the North'. Surtees became Lord High Sheriff of Durham in 1856. He died in Brighton in 1864.

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        Über mehrpolige Mitosen als Mittel zur Analyse des Zellkerns (pp.67-90).

      Verh. physik. med. Ges., NF 35. - Würzburg, A. Stuber's Verlag (C. Kabitsch), 1903, 8, (2), 417, (1), pp., 3 Textabbildungen, 4 Tafeln, Halbleinenband d.Zt. St.a.Tit. feines Expl. First Edition of one of the major milestones of biology!"Theodor Boveri's experiments, involving, multipolar mitoses in sea urchin eggs fertilized by two sperms, demonstrated that different chromosomes perform different functions in development."This "preliminary report of this investigations was published in 1902, the very year that Walter Sutton called attention to "The probability that the association of paternal and maternal chromosomes in pairs and their subsequent separation during the reduction division ... may constitute the physical basis of the Mendelian law of heredity. Although Sutton began his work independently of Theodor Boveri (1862-1915), he stated that he was publishing a description of it in 1902 because of the "appearance of Boveri's recent remarkable paper on the analysis of the nucleus by means of observations on double-fertilized eggs"."More significant then all his other "contributions where, Boveri's primary influence on subsequent biology emanated from his demonstrations of chromosome individuality and his proof of the differential value of the chromosomes, which again to borrow Wilson's word, "laid the basis for the cytological explanation of Mendel's law of heredity"." Jane Oppenheimer, DSB II pp.361-365Garrison & Morton No. 241.1

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        THE ORRERY PAPERS. (2 VOLUMES)

      London: Duckworth and Company, 1903. Three Quarters Leather. Very Good+ binding. From The Spectator, 20 June 1903: "In the last few years an immense quantity of papers has been discovered in the great houses of England, and given to the world. Of these, few possess the same charm as The Orrery Papers now edited by Lady Cork." A lovely, edition, with color frontispiece and extra-illustrated with a number of engraved plates throughout. Handsomely bound in gold morocco, with raised bands and gilt decoratoins, all edges gilt, tissue guards, etc. There has been some very discreet repair to a small crack in the gutters. Very Good+ binding.

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        The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

      London: Frederick Warne and Co. 1903. 85 pp. Patterned-floral cloth with cream-coloured title & author cloth onlays to front board. The uncommon deluxe edition. Spine slightly faded with minor rubbing to extremities. Hinges repaired. Early ink inscription to verso of half-title. Faint water stain to last leaf & endpapers. Colour pictorial endpapers. Full-page colour illustrations by the author. . Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1903. 12mo..

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        Louise de la Valliere

      Walter Scott, 1903. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        Author's Edition.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1903. 12 volumes, octavo (205 x 138 mm). Near-contemporary red crushed half morocco by Bayntun, titles and centre tool gilt to spines, raised bands, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Title pages printed in red and black. Frontispieces and 12 plates, all with captioned tissue-guards. Binder's stamp to front free endpaper verso. 20th-century bookseller's cataloguing laid-in. Spines uniformly faded, tiny abrasion to fore edge of rear cover to Brigadier Gerard, minor browning to margins of endpapers; an excellent set. Signed limited edition, number 282 of 1,000 sets signed by the author. The set collects Doyle's stories written between 1891 and 1903. The Author's Edition was a joint publication, consisting of 12 volumes (omitting The Hound of the Baskervilles) published in the UK by Smith, Elder & Co. and 13 volumes published in the USA by D. Appleton & Co. (including The Hound of the Baskervilles). However, only the UK sets were signed by Doyle, and they have two plates in each volume, rather than one. Only the first 510 sets were bound by Smith, Elder; the remaining 490 were reissued by John Murray with new title pages in 1917, though still marked 1903. Doyle "considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions" (Green & Gibson). The set has a 1902 copyright in Doyle's name, made possible by the introductory material and those works which had appeared after the new Copyright Act had taken effect, but it was originally published in September 1903.

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        The Call of the Wild

      MacMillan, 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. MacMillan, New York 1903. First Edition / First Printing. Stated Published July 1903, no additional printings. Green illustrated cloth boards. Illustrated throughout. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, age toning, spots.

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        4 single leaves and one conjugate leaf, from the Doves Press Bible from the Book of Isaiah

      Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1903. Both pulls are on Doves paper and are 33 cm x 23 1/2 cm. wide; printed in red and black. 1 vols. Folio. Edges rough, closed tear to margin of pp. 65-6, some light soiling to p. 22. Both pulls are on Doves paper and are 33 cm x 23 1/2 cm. wide; printed in red and black. 1 vols. Folio. Pages 21-2, 65-6, 71-74 & 93-4 of Isaiah.

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        The Northwest Passage.

      London: Archibald Constable and Company, 1903. sep 22 2017. Two vols. xiii, 335; ix, 397 pp. First English edition. "Narrative of the Norwegian Arctic expedition... led by Amundsen in the Gjoa, 1903-1906, with the purpose of navigating the Northwest Passage and investigating magnetic conditions in the region of the North Magnetic Pole." Arctic Bib 400, 402. Name erased from front pastedown. Spine of volume II is slightly bumped, otherwise this is a beautiful set marking an important milestone in the history of the quest to discover a Northwest Passage.

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        Principia Ethica

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,, 1903. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, edges uncut. An unusually fresh copy with some light rubbing to extremities, endpapers tanned, overall in excellent condition. 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). 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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        Utopia, To Which Are Added The Life Of The Author By His Son-In-Law William Roper And Some Of His Letters (Fine Binding In Full Morocco)

      London: George Bell & Sons / Chiswick Press, 1903. First Edition Thus . Hardcover. Near Fine. Frontispiece, Headpieces, Initials. Xi,265 Pp. 13 13/16" Tall. Finely Printed Frontispiece Of Sir Thomas More After The Famous Portrait By Hans Holbein. Large, Elaborate Engraved Headpieces, Elaborate Initials. Printed In Red And Black, Deep Margins. #142 Of Only 220 Copies. This Example Finely Bound By Frost & Co., Bath, In Full Brown Morocco, Five Bands, Gilt Decorations And Rules, Gilt Ruled Turns, Hand Marbled Endpapers, Top Edge Gilt, Deckled Edges. Color Personal Bookplate At Upper Left Of Front Pastedown. Touch Of Wear, No Fading, Joints Just Beginning To Crack At Ends, Hinges Tight And Binding Sound, Clean, And Very Attractive. International Postage By Usps Priority Mail, Insured, At Cost [About $65 In January 2015].

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        La Litterature Historique de Japon des Origines aux Ashikaga. Hanoi, Schneider

      1903 - First Edition. 8vo, 68pp, original wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Zeitschrift für Ziegenzucht. Illustrierte Fachzeitschrift für die Gesamtinteressen der Ziegenzucht. Offizielles Organ für Ziegenzuchtvereine. Jahrgänge 4 - 31 (ohne Jahrgänge 7,8, und 9)

      Richard Carl Schmitz, Leipzig, später Schaper, Hannover 1903 bis 1930. - 200 - 350 S. je Band mit Abbildungen, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 privater Karton (6 Bände), sonst private Halbleinenbände mit Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschild, Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Titel, Papier leicht gebräunt, Kopfschnitt angestaubt, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, in 24 Bänden (Jahrgänge 30 + 31 in 1 Band). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lo studio del latino Discorso inaugurale dell' anno scolastico 1902 - 1903 nella Regia Accademia Scientifico - Letteraria ( 5 Novembre 1902 )

      Stabilimento Tipografico G. Martinelli e C, 1903. ITALIANO 0,08 Fascicolo spillato in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina con macchie, con piatti distaccati parzialmente dal volume. Pagine in discreto stato, con bruniture e segni di matita. USATO

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        Free Russia: the organ of the Society of Friends of Russian Freedom [75 issues]

      New York; London: Society of Friends of Russian Freedom, 1903. Seventy-five issues of the slender staplebound journal, generally toned, sometimes with a date stamped in the corner but otherwise very good unless otherwise noted. Those from volumes 1-4 are the American edition, while those from later were published in London. Issues present are vol. I nos. 7-12 (no. 7 toned and edgeworn), vol. 2 nos. 1-12 (nos. 1 and 2 toned with a corner chip to front cover, no text lost); vol. 3 nos. 1, 2, 4, 7 (spine worn) and 8; vol. 4 nos. 6-11/12; vol. 7 nos. 3-12; vol. 8 nos. 1-12; vol. 9 nos. 1, 2, 5; vol. 11 no. 11 (edgeworn); vol. 12 nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 8/9/10, 11 (these a bit rougher at the edges; vol. 13 nos. 3-5, 7 (heavily edgeworn), 8/9/10 and 12 (both edgeworn); vol. 14 nos. 1-11, mildly edgeworn. The Society of Friends of Russian Freedom declared that it "appeals to the enlightened men and women of all nations, without distinction of nationality or political creed, who cannot witness with indifference the horrors perpetrated in the Empire of the Tzars, and who wish a better future for the masses of Russian people. List of supporters includes Julia Ward Howe, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), William Lloyd Garrison, and others. Contents include coverage of Russian politics and persecution, diplomatic intrigues, expelled journalists and intellectuals, and more.

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