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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'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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        THE GOLLIWOGG'S CIRCUS

      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]

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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..

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        In Old Alabama; Being The Chronicles Of Miss Mouse, The Little Black Merchant

      Doubleday Page and Co New York 1903 - First Edition. Illustrated from Photographs by Carol McPherson, including dustjacket depiction of an elderly African-American woman holding a basket and some shoes in her hands. Collection of short stories, relating to African American life. "Miss Hobson's book is perhaps the most accurate delineation of Negro character since 'Uncle Remus'. 'Miss Mouse," the 'little black merchant," is the narrator of some exceedingly good stories, all centering about herself, the whole forming a remarkable and most humorous picture of life in a small Southern town." Illustrated with several photographs of African American men and women in a variety of scenes including one of a woman in a wedding dress. A very unusual title, especially so with the illustrative photographs. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with light chipping to front edges and top spine end, shallow chipping to lower spine end and rear edges, quarter size chip to lower front edge, spine darkened and nickel sized mild abrasion at mid-spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        THE NOVELS AND STORIES OF IVAN TURGENIEFF translated from the Russian by Isabel F. Hapsgood LIMITED EDITION (15 Volumes)

      CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1903 - 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING. LIMITED EDITION # 32 OF 204 COPIES. TURGENIEFF IS KNOWN FOR HIS DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS ABOUT THE EVERYDAY LIVE IN RUSSIA IN THE 19TH CENTURY. TURGENEV PORTRAYED REALISTICALLY THE PEASANTRY AND THE RISING INTELLIGENTSIA IN ITS ATTEMPT TO MOVE THE COUNTRY INTO A NEW AGE. IVAN TURGENIEFF, ALONG WITH DOSTOEVSKY AND TOLSTOY, IS ONE OF THE MAJOR FIGURES OF 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE. 15 VOLUMES OF 16 VOLUME SET (MISSING XII). I & II. MEMOIRS OF A SPORTSMAN, III. RUDIN & KING LEAR OF THE STEPPES, IV. A NOBLEMAN'S NEST, V. ON THE EVE, VI. FATHERS AND CHILDREN, VIII. & IX. VIRGIN SOIL, X. THE JEW, ETC., XI. THE DIARY OF A SUPERFLUOUS MAN ETC., XII. (MISSING), XIII. PHANTOMS ETC., XIV. THE BRIGADIER ETC., XV. SPRING FRESHETS ETC., XVI. A RECKLESS CHARACTER ETC. THIS EDITION PRINTED ON RUISDAEL HAND-MADE PAPER, FINE HALF TAN BROWN CALF HARDBOUND, LIGHT RED LINEN BOARD, TAN BROWN LEATHER CAPPED CORNERS, MORROCCO GILT GOLD SPINE STAMPED/ EMBOSSED; (5) RAISED BANDS DECORATED WITH (3) TINY FLOWERS, EACH FRAMED SECTION IS BORDERED WITH A DOUBLE LINE FRAME FEATURING A CROSS DESIGN FINISHED WITH FLEUR DE LYS AT THE FOUR CORNERS AND A SCROLL MOTIF BEHIND THE CROSS WITH TITLE, NUMBER OF EDITION & SPECIFIC DETAIL OF VOLUME WITH YEAR OF PUBLICATION AT BASE OF SPINE EDGE, INNER BOARD PAPER IS A MARBELIZED DESIGN, TITLE PAGE AND ENGRAVED IMAGE IN OPENING PAGE OF EACH VOLUME IS SEPARATED BY FINE RICE PAPER, UPPER LEAF EDGE IS GILT GOLD LEAF, AND LONG LEAF SIDE IS A NATURAL TORN LEAF FINISH. DIMENSIONS: 9" x 6 1/2" x 1 3/4". CONDITION: FINE-VERY GOOD; I,II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX, XI, XIII, XIV, XV-(FINE), VI, X-(VERY GOOD) - MOISTURE DAMAGED ON ONE SIDE OF EACH (LINEN FADED AND SPOTTED IN AREAS, 4 OPENING PAGES SOME SPOTTING, ON THE TWO COPIES, SPINE CROWN OF VOLUME VI IS CHIPPED AND HAS A 2" CRACK AT FRONT HINGE (ONLY ON SURFACE; DOES NOT PENETRATE TO GUTTER) & DARKENED LEATHER (DARK BROWN) AT SPINE AND SIDE EXPOSED TO MOISTURE DAMAGE. THROUGHOUT SOME VOLUMES, THERE IS SOME LIGHT SPOTTING ON RIGHT PORTION OF A FEW OTHER VOLUME OPENING PAGES. VOLUMES HAVE CLEAN AND BRIGHT TEXT, STRONG SPINES, STRONG HINGES AND BOARDS. THESE VOLUMES ARE IN EXTRAORDINARY CONDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Buchlein Immergrun

      Koln: Schafstein, 1903. First edition. Original beige cloth with ornate Art Nouveau gilt stamped design. Striking full color title page, cover design and entire book with elaborate gold printed design elements and borders by HEINRICH VOGELER (1872-1942), renowned German painter, book designer, architect and central member of the original artist colony in Worpswede which he joined in 1894. A fine copy of an immensely beautiful and important book.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        April Twilights

      Boston: Richard G. Badger/The Gorham Press. 1903. Cather's first book, a collection of poems that was published by a vanity press in Boston -- i.e., in effect a self-published volume. Cather had been publishing poems in magazines for several years, and the modest reputation she had developed caused Richard Badger to contact her proposing a book, albeit one whose publication Cather would have to subsidize. She later was embarrassed by the verse, and in 1908 bought up the remaining copies in order to destroy them. Ultimately, this was the only collection of poetry Cather published, although a revised version of it was issued in 1923, after her reputation as a novelist had solidified to the point where the publication of her early poetry could be considered something of a literary event. Modest handling and foxing; spine label darkened with one corner chip; small dent to upper front board. A very good copy without dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific between 1896 and 1899

      London, Macmillan and Co., , 1903. 2 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spines, in dust jackets. Frontispiece to each and 12 other plates in all, six coloured maps, 2 of them folding lithographs. Some foxing, small nick at the head of the upper board of Volume II, but otherwise very good, unopened, in slightly rubbed and chipped, but almost entirely complete dust jackets, a very handsome set. First Edition. Portmanteau work combining Guppy's geological and physical observations of Vanua Levu, with his meticulous study of plant dispersal around the Pacific. Described by a recent journal of oceanic plant dispersal as "the outstanding beachcomber of the C19th", it is probably for his work in the second volume that he is best remembered, a pioneering work on tropical drift seeds and fruits based on what a contemporary reviewer called "a course of observation which is truly Darwinian in its patience and method," whilst Man, the journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, considered it to "contain much of interest to the student of anthropology." An important work, here offered in striking condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Ambassadors

      Harpers, New York 1903 - A particularly beautiful copy, the first American edition, published by Harpers in 1903. Two small perforations to the endpaper ( reminiscent of a staple removed ) But for the tiny perforations the book is without flaw. The robust blue dust jacket is very nearly fine with just the lightest trace of wear to the edges. Top edge gilt. James' last great novel, and one of the most significant works to emerge at the century's turn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        La légende de Soeur Béatrix

      Paris: Librairie A. Rouquette, 1903.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        STORY OF MY LIFE

      1903. KELLER, Helen. THE STORY OF MY LIFE, by Helen Keller, with her letters (1887-1901) and a supplementary account of her education, including passages from the reports and letters of her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, by John Albert Macy. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1903. Outside of the 60 numbered large paper copies, 25 x 16.5 cm, is this out- of-series (not numbered) copy, with autographed photogravure portraits of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. Left profoundly and permanently deaf and blind after an early childhood illness, Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) lived a long, productive life as a memoirist, humanitarian, and lecturer that astonished nearly everyone. She was admitted to Radcliffe in 1900 (she took the same entrance exams as all others) and graduated in 1904 with honors in German and English. She went on to promote the welfare of blind people everywhere through her writings and lectures and embraced radical political causes. Much of her early life is familiar to many from the often revived 1959 stage play The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson, and its 1962 film version which portray events from the period covered in this book. (ANB Online). In addition to the autographed portraits, the book has thirteen other illustrations from from photographs that show Helen Keller at various times in her early life and with several of her correspondents and admirers, such as Alexander Graham Bell, who was indirectly responsible for her meeting Anne Sullivan and to whom she dedicated this book, Mark Twain, who called her the "the greatest woman since Joan of Arc," Joseph Jefferson, and Edward Everett Hale, and with facsimiles of a letter handwritten by Miss Keller to Phillips Brooks and of a passage in braille detailing part of that eventful day when the mystery of language was revealed to her at the water-pump, when she learned the word for water: "Everything had a name, and each name gave birth to a new thought. As we returned to the house every object which I touched seemed to quiver with life." xv, 441 pp. Octavo, publisher's grey paper boards and endpapers, skillfully rebacked with matching paper and a printed label. A blind embossed library stamp on t.p. and residue of bookplate removal on front pastedown, but no other marks. Early ink ownership on ffep. Minor wear to boards yet i

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        Le petit illustré amusant, 1903, année complète, du n°1 au n°52.

      Le petit illustré amusant 1903 - - Le petit illustré amusant, Paris 1903, 30x39cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi percaline rouge, dos lisse orné de filets estampés à froid, légères éraflures sur les mors, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque.Cet hebdomadaire de caricatures est richement illustré par Raoul Thomen, Landelle, Jean d'Aurian, Poulbot, Edmond Guénin, Bogron, Vallet, Valéry Muller, Henry Muller, Léon Bardet, Haye, Ferdinand Bac, Ricardo Flores, Delannoy, Le Bocain, E. Tap, Gog, Malherbe, d'Albat. etc.Chaque numéro comporte huit pages, dont de grands dessins en couleurs sur la première et la dernière page et de nombreux dessins en noir.Rare et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        An experimental investigation of the role of the blood fluids in connection whith phagocytosis (72: pp.357-370; 73: 128-142, 1 Taf.).

      . Proc. roy. Soc., 72+73. - London, Harrison & Sons, 1903-04, 8°, VIII, 516; VIII, 548 pp., Abb., Taf., 2 Halbleinenbände; St.a.Tit.. First print of "the first description of an auto-antibody, and of an auto-immune disease, paraxysmal cold hemoglobinuria by Julius Donath (1870-1950) and Karl Landsteiner (1868-1943)." - Garrison & Morton No.2558.1; Milestones in immunology, pp.174-177.

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        Kalender 1904. Gez[eichnet] von Czeschka. (= Einbandtitel).

      [Wien], Buch- und Steindruckerei Christoph Reisser's Söhne [1903].. 19,5 x 21 cm. 13 Bll. Mit 12 ganzseit. Monatsbildern in Farbholzschnitt (gedruckt in Blau, Terracotta, Grau und Schwarz). Blaugrauer OKart. m. Kordelbindung, beigem Flächenornament (Schneckenmuster) und schwarzgedr. Titel auf Vorderdeckel. Rü. etw. berieben, Einband lediglich m. Stellspuren, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, 3 Bll. m. Nagelschlagläsur, ansonsten in sehr gutem, beinahe unberührtem Zustand.. Schweiger, Aufbruch u. Erfüllung. S.95; Pabst, Wr. Grafik um 1900. S. 323. Frühe Illustrationsarbeit des Sezessionskünstlers Carl Otto Czeschka (1878-1960). "Von Künstlerhand gestalteten Kalendern kam um 1900 besondere Bedeutung zu. .. Ein Großteil der Wiener Künstler im Umkreis von Secession und Hagenbund beschäftigte sich mit diesem Genre. .. Aus der Fülle der Kalenderproduktion nach 1900 seien noch ein paar signifikante Beispiel angeführt: für 1904 schuf Carl Otto Czeschka für die Druckerei Reisser einen Kalender mit Original-Farbholzschnitten .." (Schweiger). - Die Monats-Kalenderblätter in Blau und Terracotta gedruckt und mit je einer kleinen Tierkreiszeichen-Vignette. Die einzelnen Tage unter Anführung des jeweiligen Namenspatrons. Die Illustrationen in klassischer Wiener Jugendstil-Weise zeigen u. a. einen Ritter im Mondschein, Bauern bei der Ernte, eine Meerjungfrau, einen Narren etc.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        The African Colony Studies in the Reconstruction

      William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1903 - First Edition, Fine, Includes two maps; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        État Général des Tapisseries de la Manufacture des Gobelins depuis son Origine jusqu'à nos Jours 1600-1900 Tome II. Période Louis XIV

      Paris : Imprimerie Nationale 1903 - ~ Nombreuses figures et tables in-texte et 100 héliogravures hors-texte ~ Tome II: Période de la Fondation de la Manufacture Royale des Meubles de la Couronne sous Louis XIV, en 1662 jusqu'en 1699, date de la réouverture des ateliers. Exemplaire nº 183 de 325 ~ Demi maroquin de grain long à coins, tranche sup. dorée, entièrement non rogné, avec les couvertures de brochure conservées ~ XII+432p ~ 40x30x6cm. ~ Texte et reliure impeccables ~ Heavy item, circa 5.2 Kg. Extra postage costs will apply / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      London & New York: Frederick Warne and Co, , 1903. Sextodecimo. Original dark green boards, titles to front board and spine in white, pictorial label with illustration to front board, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled, mild foxing to the top edge, spine cracked but holding, internally fine; a very good copy. First trade edition, first impression, with a single-page endpaper occurring four times. This edition was preceded by 500 copies privately printed for the author. Eleven of the illustrations are repeated from the privately-printed edition and sixteen are entirely new for this edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Way of All Flesh.

      London, Grant Richards. Turnbull and Spears, Printers, Edinburgh. First edition. 1903 - 5 inches x 7 3/4 in., half-title; title-page; Note. [6]pp., pp. 1-[424] + 12 pp. of publisher's ads. Dark red cloth with gilt-lettered titling on the spine and front cover, top-edge gilt. Housed in a maroon levant leather-backed, drop-back box , with gilt titling, and felt lining to the inside of the box. The outer covers show light wear, some light spotting, inner hinges are starting, small stains to endpaper margins. Bookseller's label on the front paste-down: Henry March Gilbert & Son, Ye Olde Boke Shoppe, Southampton; a near fine copy, and a much better copy than is usually found of this rather fragile, and generally, well-read book. The box corners show light wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Eleanora Duse from Twelve Portraits Second Series

      London:: William Heinemann,, 1903.. First printing. Archivally matted and framed. Fine/. A Fine original color-printed lithograph. Quarto (9.75 x 12.25). Archivally framed in ivory rag and 5/8 inch rounded corner walnut moulding with conservation glass. Sized to 17 x 18 inches. Portrait Eleanora Duse (1858-1924) legendary Italian Actress, beloved friend and inspiration to playwrights and authors- particularly Chekhov and Ibsen, Rilke and Joyce by William Nicholson (British 1872-1949). Nicholson was a beloved portrayer of British Victorian culture with his dignified caricatures of both the pillars of society and the lay folk. His woodcut portraits of Queen Victoria, James McNeill Whistler, and Rudyard Kipling were both traditional yet innovative. Referencing the subculture of the late 19th Century Parisian Cafe society through the poster advertisements, and the work of Toulouse-Lautrec, Nicholson's mid-tonal compositions honored the void as well as the light. His revolutionary technique of carving away wide sections of block introduced a modern perspective to the traditional art of portraiture, caricature and and subsequently book illustration.

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        Happy England

      Adam and Charles Black, London 1903 - rebound in half green leather with vellum over boards; gilt and red decoration to the front board; raised bands and gilt to spine. Gilt to the upper edges. Illustrated throughout with full colour plates with printed tissue guards. Faint shelfwear to the leather; small strip of browning to the upper edge of the front baord. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anciennetés

      1903 - Paris, Mercure de France, 1903. Broché, 138 x 181mm, 80 pp. Dos insolé, deux frottements sur le premier plat. EDITION ORIGINALE du tirage courant numérotée 69 (après 15 Hollande). Rare envoi autographe signé : "A Monsieur Archambaud ces modestes poèmes d'il y a plus de cinquante ans - un demi-siècle ! En cordial hommage Saint-Pol-Roux. Brest Couronnement de S.S Pie XII qui, alors, devait faire sa Première Communion".

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        EPITHALAMION AND AMORETTI

      London: John & E. Bumpus, Ltd, 1903. No. 6 OF 14 LARGE PAPER COPIES ON VELLUM. (Another 250 regular copies were issued on paper.) n. Hardcover. 254 x 159 mm (10 x 6 1/4"). 1 p.l. (limitations page), 86 pp. No. 6 OF 14 LARGE PAPER COPIES ON VELLUM. (Another 250 regular copies were issued on paper.). LOVELY RED CRUSHED MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, BY RIVIERE & SON (stamp-signed on front turn-in), upper cover with frame and central panel bounded by triple fillets, frame with interlacing floral vines, central panel filled with curling branches of roses emanating from a central stem, rectangular panels at head and foot lettered with title and author, lower cover with smaller version of central panel; raised bands, spine compartments tooled vertically with continuous rose vine, turn-ins with four gilt rules, rose leaf cornerpieces on a stippled background, vellum endleaves, top edge gilt (expertly rebacked, reusing the original backstrip). In a felt-lined marbled slipcase with matching red morocco lip. With foliated initials, engraved head- and tailpieces, title page vignette, and frontispiece portrait of the author. With carbon copy of typewritten note on Riviere & Son letterhead stating "This book formed a portion of our exhibit at 'The Festival of Empire Exhibition', 1911, for which we gained the 'Grand Prix'." The note SIGNED BY ROBERT RIVIERE at the bottom. Spine a little darkened, a hint of rubbing to spine ends, but AN EXCEEDINGLY PRETTY BOOK, the glittering binding lustrous and without the bowing so often seen on vellum copies, and an immaculate copy internally. This is the special limited Large Paper vellum printing of Spenser's famous courtship sonnets and celebratory nuptial hymn, in a prize-winning binding by the great English bindery Riviere & Son, which was producing some of its very best work at the time our binding was executed. The poems here were inspired by Spenser's courtship of and 1594 marriage to his second wife, Elizabeth Boyle. Day calls "Amoretti" "a unique sonnet sequence in Renaissance England," and he is unreserved in his praise for "Epithalamion," calling it "the most beautiful nuptial poem in English, and perhaps in any language.".

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        Works of Matthew Arnold

      London: Macmillan, 1903. Limited. hardcover. very good(+). 15 volumes, rubricated titles. Tall 8vo, full maroon morocco, ornately gilt spine (tops of spines lightly rubbed), blind-stamped and gilt-ruled borders on covers, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt. London: Macmillan, 1903. Limited Edition. Very good(+). One of 775 copies. Previous owners bookplate.

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        [Christ Trampling on Satan]

      [London, 1903. Engraving, by Thomas Butts, after Blake. Laid paper. First and only state. Hand written in ink, upper right corner "Cent quatre vingt septieme 187" A determined Christ walks over the vanquished Satan This fascinating engraving, after a Blake drawing, depicts a muscular and single-minded Christ with a bow in one hand and arrow in the other walking on the beard and chest of Satan, who despite his lifeless eyes reaches for Christ's bow. Blake's Christ is more reminiscent of Hercules or Gilgamesh than the Christ known to us through church iconography and his Satan reminds us more of Zeus than Christianity's Devil. Archibald Russell in The Engravings of William Blake (Houghton Mifflin, 1912) that this image illustrates a passage in Paradise Lost (Bk.VI, 763), but was an allegory for the triumph of imagination or creativity over reason. Thomas Butts, senior (1757-1845) and junior (1788-1862), were both given drawing and engraving lessons by Blake starting in March 1806. They produced a number of plates from Blake's designs although his level of direct involvement can only be estimated. The present plate was sold by the Butts' descendants at Sotheby's, lot 20, 24 June, 1903. The plate was acquired shortly after the auction by Edward J. Shaw of Walsall. He apparently had printed a number of impressions by December 1903. These are the earliest recorded impressions of this plate (other than a single impression sold with the plate at the auction). The plate remained in Shaw's possession until 1925 when it was sold at Sotheby's (29 July, lot lot158) to Mansfield. The New York dealers E.Weyhe, bought a number of impressions (and possibly the plate itself) as they still had multiple copies for sale as late as 1965. Essick records 18 copies of this print, on various paper types, but no order of precedence is given, and he had not seen any `proof' impressions. Essick The Separate Plates of William Blake.

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        THE PARABLES FROM THE GOSPELS. WITH TEN ORIGINAL WOODCUTS DESIGNED AND ENGRAVED ON WOOD BY RICKETTS

      [London: Vale Press], 1903. ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER. (There were also 10 on vellum.) n. Hardcover. 213 x 159 mm (8 3/8 x 6 1/4"). lxxv, [i] pp. (pagination includes plates). ONE OF 300 COPIES ON PAPER. (There were also 10 on vellum.). VERY HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY HONEY BROWN MOROCCO, GILT AND INLAID IN THE ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE, BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE (stamp-signed with their emblem on rear turn-in), each cover with sinuous grapevine frame incorporating gilt tendrils and grape clusters as well as 26 inlaid leaves of dark brown morocco, upper cover with multiple gilt rules inside the frame forming a Celtic cross, its circular element adorned with gilt leaves and inlaid green morocco dots; raised bands, gilt-ruled compartments, gilt titling, gilt-ruled turn-ins, green and brown stenciled endpapers, all edges gilt. In an excellent morocco-trimmed chemise and slipcase by Devauchelle of Paris. WITH 10 DISTINCTIVE WOODCUTS BY RICKETTS. Tomkinson 40. Slight rubbing to rear joint and to raised bands, just the faintest hint of browning at the edges of leaves, otherwise a very fine copy, the text showing virtually no signs of use, and the lustrous binding with no significant wear. This is a wonderful representation of the Arts and Crafts movement, combining a meticulously executed binding and woodcuts showing Ricketts at the top of his craft. The Vale Press books, which Cave says were "far truer to the spirit of fifteenth-century printing than Kelmscott work," included nearly 50 titles issued during the eight-year life of the press, and both the impressive output and the press' considerable artistic success can be attributed to the fact that Charles Ricketts, who was remarkably skilled as a designer, painter, and illustrator, was in control of every facet of the operation. The present work contains the largest number of illustrations in any Vale Press book, and the 10 woodcuts are generally thought to represent the best of Ricketts' work as a book illustrator. In his "Self Portrait," Ricketts characterized these cuts as "the high water-mark in [his] work, as far as design goes." Similarly, Maureen Watry in her book "Charles Ricketts, a Publisher in Earnest," suggests that our artist "is at his best in those illustrations in which he presents dramatic episodes in stylised and decorative manner," and, as evidence, she uses Ricketts's illustration of "The Parable of the Rich Man" from this edition. In its panelling design, its remarkable lightness of gilt line, and even in the color of the leather, the binding here is reminiscent of the work of Douglas Cockerell, from whom Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe learned their craft as students and employees, before moving on to establish what became the most successful and prominent English bindery of the 20th century. Sangorski and Sutcliffe went out on their own in 1901, and it is likely that the present volume was bound within a few years of that date, probably shortly after its publication. The binding is of historical significance particularly as it suggests that the Sangorski firm was still producing derivative work, before it found the footing to head in its own artistic direction. The feathery variations of color within the central panels here appear to be naturally occurring or else a (slightly unusual) creative expression of the binder, rather than any kind of uninvited discoloration.

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        PAGES LIBRES', 6 VOLUMES (1901: 1-2, 1902: 2, 1903: 1-2, COUVERTURES)

      Imprimerie de Suresnes 1903 - RO40117545: 6 volumes d'env. 550 pages chacun. Illustré de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte. Titre, date et fleurons dorés sur les dos. 1er semestre de 1902 manquant. 1er plat du dernier volume abîmé, avec manques en surface. 1901: 1er et 2e semestres. 1902: 2e semestre. 1903: 1er et 2e semestres. Du n° 1, jan. 1901, au n° 156, déc. 1903. N° 1: Consultation de Jean Prolète, Ch. Guieysse. La peur des idées, E. Duclaux. Il ne suffit pas de détruire, il faut créer, G. Séailles. La Maison du Peuple, F. Gregh. N° 2: Consultation de Maurice Primaire, Ch. Guieysse. La Violence contre le mal, Tolstoï. A la rechgerche de 100 000 Francs, D. Halévy. Les Corps disciplinaires, d'après la Revue Blanche, Dubois-Desaulle. N° 50: Les idées anarchistes, H. Printemps. La Fédération Jurassienne, P. Kropotkine. A propos de l'affaire Hervé. N° 100: La 'Mano Negra', M. Lenglet. Les voyageurs en Chemin de fer, Ch. Guieysse. N° 150: La guerre au village, Pièce de G. Trarieux. Le théâtre populaire de Belleville, M. Kahn, etc. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 70.49-Presse illustrée, magazines, revues [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nimrod's Hunting Tours. Deluxe Limited Edition

      Kegan Paul, Tench, Trübner & Co Ltd, London 1903 - xxiii, 396pp. Colour and b/w full page plates with 18 duplicate hand-coloured plates, all with captioned tissue-guards. '.Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, sayings, and doings of sporting men, including notices of the principal crack riders of England, to which are added Nimrod's letters on riding to hounds, with analytical contents and general index of names'. 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA CRITICA. Rivista di letteratura, storia e filosofia, diretta da Benedetto Croce.

      Laterza 1903-1951 In - 8 p. Offriamo "tutto il pubblicato", dal 1903 al 1944, di questa importantissima rivista bimestrale. La raccolta - dal 1903 al 1912 - è rilegata in volumi in mz. pelle, le restanti annate sono in brossura. Completano la collezione i 20 ?Quaderni della Critica", sempre diretti da Croce, dal marzo 1945 (n. 1) al settembre 1951 (n. 20), anch?essi in brossura. I volumi in mz. pelle presentano lievi ondulature della carta e qualche alone, mentre i numeri in brossura sono in buono stato.

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        THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

      Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, London 1903 - Limited to 1000 copies, this no. 468, signed by Edwin Truman. Imperial 8vo. xxxix, 308p, 4p subscribers list. Illustrated with 25 drawings on wood by George Cruikshank from the collection of Edwin Truman - first appearance of these illustrations. The plates are printed on Japanese vellum, the text on handmade paper. Bound in full medium blue crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, the spine with gilt titles and simple panel ornaments, and with gilt rules around the panels, on the bands, and around the covers. Truman's statement: "The drawings for the illustrations in this edition of the Pilgrim's Progress were made by my friend George Cruikshank more than forty years ago, and have been in my possession for upwards of thirty-three years. They are now produced for the first time." [signed] Edwin Truman.Cohn 100. Slight spotting to top text block edge, else fine and bright Limited to 1000 copies, this no. 468, signed by Edwin Truman [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MANKIND IN THE MAKING

      Chapman & Hall 1903 - First edition. Original blue cloth titled in gilt. Top edge gilt. Author's presentation copy, inscribed by Wells on the half-title to fellow writer, W.W. Jacobs, "To W.W.Jacobs / This little tale of Serious Reading from H.G.W.". Beside the inscription, Wells has executed a pen drawing of two men and a crane at a boatyard loading some cargo. One of the men bears the initials WWJ. A very good copy with minor wear to the spine ends and a slight split to the front hinge with minor fraying to the front end paper. William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943), author of novels and short stories, wrote in a number of genres, including seafaring yarns, but is best known for his supernatural thrillers such as The Monkey's Paw. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        DANS LE SUD DE MADAGASCAR. Pénétration militaire. Situation politique et économique. 1900-1902. Nombreuses photographies et cartes dans le texte et hors-texte.

      1903 - Paris, Henri Charles-Lavauzelle, sans date [1903]. Grand in-8 (170 X 251) demi-chagrin rouge, dos cinq nerfs ornés de filets perlés, titre et auteur dorés (reliure de l'époque) ; 398 pages (dont faux-titre et titre), 12 feuillets non chiffrés (cartes et croquis). EDITION ORIGINALE comportant sur la page de faux-titre un ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé de l'auteur : " à Monsieur Auguste Terrier / bien cordial hommage / Lyautey ". Auguste Terrier (1873-1932) fut secrétaire général du Comité de l'Afrique française, directeur de l'Office chérifien du Maroc et censeur du Crédit foncier d'Algérie et de Tunisie. Dos de la reliure sali, néanmoins agréable exemplaire dans une solide reliure de l'époque, frais intérieurement. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Jumping Frog - 1st Edition

      New York and London: Harper & Brothers. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1903. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A just about Fine First Edition in the original red decorated cloth, gently rubbed and little fading to spine. In the elusive, nearly Fine dust-jacket with only a minor chip to the bottom of the spine. In custom made 1/3 leather cloth double slipcase. Hard to imagine a nicer copy can be found; The Jumping Frog in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil. First separate publication, save for a note at pp 64 - reprinted from its first appearance in Sketches, 1875. BAL 3477 .

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        The Wallace Collection (Objets D'Art)

      Goupil & Co., Fine Art Publishers, London 1903 - 2 volumes. Folio. Full leather. T.e.g. Gorgeous, bright copy. Light off-setting to prelims and toning to pages. Binding worn and loosened in areas throughout both volumes. Leather joints cracking with spine ends somewhat chipped. Light scuffing and scratching to brown leather boards with a few bumps to edges. VG. THE SET: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Répertoire pour les architectes ingénieurs et entrepreneurs de Travaux publics contenant reliés et classés les catalogues ,planches, dessins , tarifs et circulaires des Arts et Industries du bâtimentL

      L Naudin . Paris 1903 - 1 Volume In Folio. cartonnage classeur illustré, avec tringlerie métallique enserrant les catalogues.Il ya une centaine dans le classeur; de la simple feuille souvent illustrée avec catalogue plus complet d'une dizaine de pages. Cela nous donne un aperçu complet mis à la disposition des architectes et constructeurs au début du XXe siècle. Avec quelques taches et rousseurs. Imposant et beau dossier. Peu courant [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Angler's Autobiography.

      - London. Vinton & Company, Limited. 1903. First Edition. 8vo. (9 x 6). xxiv, 286 pp. Title page printed in red and black. Photo frontispiece of Frederic Halford at his tying bench with tissue guard. Introduction by William Senior. Forty-three photo gravure plates with tissue guards. Text vignettes. Includes chapters on Early Recollections - Coarse Fishing - Sea Fishing - Thames Trouting - The Wandle - Salmon Fishing - Fishing the Sunk Fly - Houghton - The Test and Floating Flies - Dry-Fly Fishing The Itchen - The End of Our Houghton Club - The Kennet and Making a Fishery - Weimar - The Upper Test and Dry-Fly Entomology - Winchester and District. By far, Mr. Halford's scarcest work. Bound in the original blue cloth with gilt titles. A nice book, clean, with only the slightest of corner rubbing. Very good.

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        Great Benin Its Customs, Art and Horrors - One of 320 copies.

      F.King & Sons, Halifax 1903 - Large 8vo. Bound in the original red cloth with bevelled boards; gilt vignette of Benin torture on upper cover. The cloth is a little worn at head and foot of backstrip and there is "ROT" in gilt lettering. The only other evidence of institutional origins are two small stamps " Department of Economics " on front endpapers and traces of a label on front paste-down. Pencilled on verso of front free endpaper - " C.H. Read from the writer " pp. xii, 234, xxxii, with 275 illustrations. Only 320 copies issued. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Radium and other radio-active substances.... Inscribed by the author

      New York: Van Norstrand..., 1903. 1st edition. <p>First Suggestion of the Use of Radium in Cancer Treatment</p><p>The First American book on Radioactivity Other than X-Ray, Presentation Copy</p> Hammer, William J. Radium and other radio-active substances. 8vo.viii,72pp.adverts.Fronts. and text illustrations. 230 x 150mm. Original cloth, gilt. Very good copy. Inscribed: George L. Shepley Esq. With the compliments of Wm. J. Hammer, April 21,1904."</p><p>FIRST EDITION. Hammer brought 9 tubes of radium from the Curies&#39; lab to America in 1902, and the above work contains many first-hand references to the Curies, Becquerel, etc. Hammer delivered some 88 lectures on radium, invented the luminous radium preparation used in watch dials, airplane and automobile instruments, and is credited with the first suggestion and use of radium in cancer treatment. Grigg 786.</p>

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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&#39;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.

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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

      London and New York: MacMillan & Co. 1903, 1st Edition. () 3p.l.,iii,[2],5,646pp. + 46pp. (index). Very good. Small Quarto in original pictorial green cloth, brown coated endpapers with B&W and colour plates and folding colour map (rear pocket). Rebacked with a new spine to match. Small institutional blind stamp on title page. Small institutional gift bookplate on the front paste down, otherwise no other markings. Textblock edges slightly browned, otherwise a clean copy. Davidson spent an extended period on the island, documenting its cultural and social history. He later went on to travel in the arctic, accompanying Peary on expedition to northern Greenland. Scarce in first edition..

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