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      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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      [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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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      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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bruce Cave Fine Books, IOBA.]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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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      H. Floury 1903 - In-8, demi-maroquin havane, dos orné à 4 nerfs, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, non rogné. Un des 30 sur Japon (deuxième papier), contenant un double état des illustrations de Paul Guignebault, réparties en 19 eaux fortes et 35 vignettes. Exemplaire très intéressant et fort bien établi. Guignebault Paul

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        April Twilights

      Boston: Richard Badger / The Gorham Press. 1903. First. First edition. Papercovered boards with paper labels on the front board and the spine, issued without dustwrapper. A tiny nick at the crown, spine label a bit darkened, and a small split at the joint, still an at least very good copy. Cather&#39;s first book, a vanity press collection of poetry. Cather reportedly destroyed the remainder of the edition in 1908. This copy Inscribed by Cather at a later date: "For Edwin Winter, In return for a beautiful letter he once wrote me about &#39;My Antonia&#39;. Willa Sibert Cather. Five Bank Street. March 15, 1920." Also laid in is a two-page Autograph Note Signed "Willa Cather," written in pencil, that addresses her attempts to visit her doctor, her inability to make engagements at present, and says in part: "I came home with gout, but I admit it only to old friends. Anyhow, I&#39;m glad I had the Wine in Paris and the gout in New York!" The note is folded, and has a couple of small tears, but is overall very good. .

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

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

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        A TRAVERS CINQ SIÈCLES DE GRAVURES 1350-1903. Les estampes célèbres, rares ou curieuses.

      1903 - Paris, Georges Rapilly, 1903. Fort volume grand in-8 (209 X 291) demi-chagrin grenat, filet doré sur les plats, dos quatre nerfs filetés, auteur et titre dorés, date en queue, tête jaspée, plats de la couverture conservés (reliure moderne) ; L pages, (1) f., 638 pages, (1) f. d'achevé d'imprimer. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette REMARQUABLE DOCUMENTATION. UN des 250 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés à la presse, revêtus de la griffe de l'auteur et imprimés sur beau vergé de Hollande à la forme. Liste des estampes et index bibliographique in fine. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, en PARFAIT ÉTAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Adventures of Gerard

      London: George Newnes, Limited [circa 1903]. () [x] 374pp. Very good. Small Octavo in original gilt lettered and decorated blue cloth with 16 plates (including frontispiece). Some minor rubbing to gilt lettering on front with some loss and minor wear to extremities. Collection of short stories by the celebrated author. Conan Doyle published several collections featuring soldiers in an effort to move away from his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes.(Green & Gibson A27a).

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        MICHEL STROGOFF - de Moscou à Irkoutsk, suivi de UN DRAME AU MEXIQUE (au globe doré)

      1903 - un volume, relié cartonnage polychrome rouge "au globe doré" grand in-octavo éditeur (275x180mm), toutes tranches dorées, relié par ENGEL, Cartonnage Hetzel "au globe doré", Dos au phare, Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Rares rousseurs, orné de 91 dessins en noir de J. Ferrat, gravés par Ch. Barbant + 7 grandes gravures couleurs en chromotypographie. + deux cartes, 368 pages, sans date (1903) Paris, Bibliothèque d\'Education et de Récréation J. Hetzel et Cie Editeur, .Imprimé par Belin, relié par Engel. .cartonnage du 4ème type, mention collection hetzel en bas du dos sur fond rouge + rosace du plat inférieur indiquant "J H " ,.Collection :"Les voyages extraordinaires. Collection Hetzel.".titre RARE.cartonnage en trés bon état. (very good condition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Principle Navigations [together with] Purchas His Pilgrimes

      Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons,, 1903&#150;07. 32 volumes, octavo (218 × 140 mm). Mid 20th-century brown half morocco, spine compartments in black and gilt, brown cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispieces, maps, and plates throughout. Spines a little faded, occasional light spotting to edges and contents. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of voyages and travels. Hakluyt took such patriotic pride in his countrymen&#39;s exploits in the fields of travel and adventure that he devoted his life to preserving the records of all English voyages. His Voyages was the greatest assemblage of travel accounts and navigations to all parts of the world collected up to its time, and a primary source for early New World exploration. At Hakluyt&#39;s death his manuscripts fell into the hands of Purchas, who added to them many more voyages and travels. He followed the general plan of Hakluyt, but frequently put the accounts into his own words. A very attractive set divided into 12 volumes of Haklyut and 20 of Purchas.

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        Kochkunst. Illustrirte Halbmonatsschrift für Hotel-, Restaurant-, Herrschafts- u. bürgerliche. Küche. Herausgeber und Verleger: Internationaler Verband der Köche Sitz Frankfurt am Main. Jahrgang 1903.

      Internationaler Verband der Köche, Frankfurt a. M. 1903 - 384 pages. No. 1-24 + Index. Publishers decorated cloth with gilted text. Marbled edges. Slightly worn covers and spine. Interior just slightly browned by age, but in good condition. Some small spots throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association. Good+; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1903. Hardcover. Complete 20 volume set bound in 20 volumes. Three quarter red pebbled leather bound covers with gilt stamped spines over red marbled boards have heavy wear to many corners and caps. Chips to spine leather of 4 volumes. Leather has been treated to prevent further deterioration. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Gilt top edges and untrimmed fore edges. Red marbled end sheets and pastedowns still bright and glossy. Ex-libris plate of Francis Hervey Payne neatly affixed to front paste downs. Series title pages in red, yellow, and sepia protected by tissue. Frontispieces of Jefferson (each one unique) protected by tissue. Title pages in red and black print. Complete with numerous plates including fold-outs of facsimile letters. Pages toned and lightly crushed at foredges, otherwise clean, pristine, and appear unread. Provenance: From the estate of former Arizona State House Representatives, Winifred "Freddie" Hershberger (1992-1998) and Joseph Peter Hershberger III (1972-1976). This book had been in the Payne/Hershberger family for roughly a century or more and had formerly belonged to Freddie Hershberger&#39;s grandfather, Francis Hervey Payne (born 1868). Francis Payne was Vice President of American Meter Company and manager of Metric Metal Works of Erie, Pennsylvania. ; Complete Set .

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        Emerson&#39;s Works; Collected Writings - 1903 full leather autograph manuscript edition, 12 volumes

      Cambridge: Riverside Press. 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. 1903, number 6 of 600 printed, 12 volumes, large 8vo, bound in full green gilt decorated morocco with floral decorations, raised bands, leather turn- ins - the bindings are unsigned but the publisher&#39;s in-house work, given that this is number 6 of 600, gilt monogram initials of the set&#39;s first owner on front cover. With mounted 2-sided manuscript leaf in first volume, relating to &#39;S. Willard&#39; and the early history of Concord. Very good set; bindings are bright green, but spines have turned a greenish- brown, light rubbing to joints, especially front joint of the first volume, minor blackish soil to front cover of 12th volume, otherwise entirely nice and crisp and a very handsome binding. Also signed by the publisher on the limitation page.

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      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited / New York: The Macmillan Company,. 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-377 [378: blank] [379-384: ads] + 16-page publisher&#39;s catalogue dated "20.9.03" at base of page [16] inserted at rear,. original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g.. Signature of K. Bousfield dated 1904 on front paste-down. Spine panel. slightly darkened (spine lettering still very bright), cloth very. lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, a. bright, near fine copy. A tight, very clean copy with no foxing to. endpapers or text block (quite usual thus) which we would call fine. except that a former owner has lightly scored the publisher&#39;s. circular "presentation copy" stamp on the title leaf. (#80374). First edition. A collection of thirteen science fiction and fantasy stories including "Filmer," one of Wells&#39;s finest stories, "The Valley of the Spiders," "The Inexperienced Ghost," "The New Accelerator," The Stolen Body," and "A Dream of Armageddon." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1680. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2336. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 29. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1967-72. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-248. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15097. Currey, p. 526. Hammond C5. Wells 23. Wells Society 23.

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        REMBRANDT His life, his Work, and bis Time., London, Heinemann Willian, 1903

      - 20 x 28, unico volume rilegato piena tela verde con piccole ferite al dorso, interno buono, pp. XXVII + 484. Bel ritratto di B, a lato del frontespizio. All'interno straordinaria documentazione fotografica dei capolavori di uno dei più grandi artisti di tutti i tempi, con 300 illustrazioni e 76 tavole fuori testo (alcune in seppia)

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        Mignon: Opera En Trois Actes. Musique De Ambroise Thomas. Partiton Piano & Chant

      Heugel & Cie., Paris, France - Marbled boards, with new leather spine. Beautifully marbled endpapers. A blank or frontispiece is missing before the half title. Frances Alda's inscription on half title: "Frances Alda/Paris/March 30th. 03" A few penciled markings in the music, prob. by Alda, indicating breath pauses and trills. All edges are dyed with a beautiful maroon. Edition is undated by inscription by Alda is from 1903. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Science and Philosophy of Life : 1903 Edition / SIGNED BY AUTHOR

      Pages are Honey Colored from Age: Portland Institute of Psychology Portland Oregon 1903 255 pages. Text is clean except for 5 pages between p. 44 to 49 that have a light underlinging, and short notations. LEATHER flex cover in good condition, some wear to edges, as normal for age. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. This book is the original book published in 1903 and is hand signed by the author under his photo on the frontis page. FULL TITLE PAGE READS: The Science and Philosophy of Life : To live to attain the development of our higher powers and faculties, that we may come into the possession of fullness of peace and plenty of abounding health and happiness here, and a never ending eternity of joy hereafter : by Edward H. Cowles, D P ; Principal of the Portland Institute of Psychology : To live to learn to do to love to have and to enjoy.. Signed by Author. Leather Flexible Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Frontis Illustration. Modern Thought / New Age Philosopy in Psychology. Educational / Learning.

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        A History of British Birds. Fifth Edition. 6 volume set

      London: John C Nimmo. VG : in very good condition. Occasional spotting. Inscription on fep. 1903. Fifth Edition. Revised and corrected. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover. 270mm x 180mm (11" x 7"). xx; 318pp; 288pp; 281pp; 258pp; 232pp; 252pp. 400 hand-coloured plates. With an appendix of recently added species. .

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        <div>A swatch of fabric from the historic Wright Flyer, the first successful airplane, offered with a first-day cover signed by Orville Wright</div>

      A superb and historic relic, a .25" x 1" swatch of muslin that lined the frame of the Wright Brother's biplane during it's first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903. The swatch is housed in a small plastic sleeve which has been affixed to a first day cover commemorating the flight, signed "Orville Wright," vertically along the left margin. Verso bears a stamp honoring the maiden flight of the Douglas B-19, which in 1941, was considered "The World's Largest Airplane". Minor wear at corners, else very fine condition. A wonderful historic relic from one of the most important events in the history of aviation. In late 1926, early 1927, Orville Wright refurbished the Wright Flyer in preparation for loaning it to the Science Museum in London, where it stayed until 1948. During this refurbishment, the airplane was recovered entirely with new Pride of the West muslin. The old fabric had been damaged in the Dayton Flood of 1913. Upon Orville Wright's death

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        The Souls of Black Folk Essays and Sketches

      AC MCCLURG, CHICAGO 1903 - The Souls of Black Folk Essays and Sketches; black hardcover with gold gilt title to front cover; cover has some rubbing, and edge wear, text pages show modest aging and yellowing. Modest sunfade discoloration on spine cover dated april 18, 1903; previous owner markings in pencil to front end page; sticker affixed to rear cover DATE PUBLISHED: 1903 EDITION: FIRST ED 264 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DEUTSCHE MEDIZINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT.- 70 Bände aus 38 Jahrgängen.

      Leipzig (Thieme), 1903 - 1941.. Gr. 4°. HLdr, Ln und HLn der Zeit. Kanten teils berieben, wenige Rücken angeplatzt, einige Titelelleien fehlen, insgesamt noch von guter Erhaltung. Ordnungsgemäß aus den Beständen der Volkspolizei ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar (Rückenschild, Stempel), gutes Ex.. Die Jahrgänge 1913 - 1941 sind vollständig, aus den Jahrgängen ab 1903 fehlen folgende Halbjahresbände: 03/I, 04/I, 09/II, 10/I, 11/I, 12/II. Die DMW - Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift war und ist die führende deutschsprachige Fachzeitschrift im Bereich Innere Medizin und Allgemeinmedizin. Sie wurde 1875 von Dr. Paul Börner (1829-1885) gegründet und redigiert, dem Sanitätsrat Dr. Samuel Guttmann (1839-1895) als Herausgeber folgte. Bis 1886 erschien sie im Verlag von Georg Reimer. Seither wird sie als Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin und der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte vom Georg Thieme Verlag herausgegeben. Die hier angebotene Sammlung von frühen Jahrgängen ist eine absolute Rarität und eine medizingeschichtliche Sensation.

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        The Creevey Papers - A Selection from the Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Thomas Creevey, M.P.

      London. John Murray. 1903. - First Edition. Hugely illustrated throughout with portrait engravings and a profusion of extra illustrations. 4 Volumes (2 volumes bound in 4). 8vo. (5.5" x 8.5"). Spectacularly bound by Broca in full gilt ruled royal blue polished calf. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Morocco labels. Intricate gilt tooled inner dentelles. Marbled edges and endsheets. a.e.g. A most unique extra-illustrated set. Hinges lightly rubbed. One ore two scuffs to covers. A Fine elegant set.Featured Sets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        William Henry Schuetze

      Chicago: Printed for Private Circulation by the Lakeside Press 1903, 1st edition limited to 180 copies. () x,165pp. Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered, decorated blue cloth and blue endpapers, gilt top edge, others uncut, with frontispiece portrait, 8 plates, 1 illustration in text, and 2 maps. Rare. Not in Arctic Bibl. Published posthumously with a biographical sketch by William McAdoo. William Henry Schuetze (1853-1902) served in the Spanish-American war with distinction and traveled twice to Siberia to search for survivors of the Jeannette expedition in 1882, then again in 1885 to dole out gifts to the natives. Rare Jeannette Item.

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        Can Such Things be ?

      Neale Publishing Company, Washington 1903 - Red cloth lettered in gilt and white with big question mark on front panel and spine with wear to edges .320 pages.Inscribed by Bierce to "T.T. Williams to whose powerful and friendly pen the author of this book is more indebted than he can say. Ambrose Bierce Washington D.C. June 27, 1903." Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le poison des pierreries. Compositions de Georges Rochegrosse gravées à l&#39; eau-forte en couleurs par E. Decisy. Lettre-Préface de l&#39; Auteur

      Paris, Librairie des Amateurs. A. Ferroud. F. Ferroud, Libraire-Éditeur, Succr., 1903.. 1903. Feuille blanche, préliminaire, demi-titre, titre avec vignette coloriée, 82 pp. & 6 ff. n. n., dont 4 avec un encadrement ill. en couleurs. Avec illustrations superbes coloriées (partiellement plein-page) d. l. texte. Plein veau à 5 nerfs, dos doré, plats reglés dorés avec décoration centrale dorée; tête dorée. Non rogné. Couverture de l&#39; éditeur conservée. Exemplaire N° 61 de 440 exx. sur Vélin d&#39; Arches. Monogrammé par l&#39;éditeur. Reliure très peu frottée; qq. rousseurs, surtout marginales. CARTERET, IV, p. 268. ¶ Collation in English on request; scan(s) available. A phantastic book-production with illustrations in a splendid colouring in a nice binding.

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        Textes et dessins magiques (Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire, 9401-9449)

      SAE 1903 - 1903, first edition. 63 pages, 11 plates. Modern hardcover binding. Perfect condition. Rare. (Catalogue General du Musee du Caire) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flora von Deutschland. Bände 1-4 (komplett).

      Friedrich von Zezschwitz, Gera 1903-1905.. 2., vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, 4 Bände, 376 S. mit 160 Lithotafeln - 287 S. mit 162 Lithotafeln - 397 S. mit 143 Lithotafeln - 509 S. mit 151 Lithotafeln, 8°, Original-Halbleder der Zeit, marmorierter Schnitt, Einbände kaum berieben, Vorderdeckel von Band 1 mit kleinem unscheinbarem Fleckchen, Papier vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig und vereinzelt mit Bleistit-Marginalien, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, die Tafeln sehr sauber,. Nissen BBI 1947n; Inhaltlich abgeschlossesne Phanerogamenflora Thomes in 4 Bänden in ausgezeichnetemZustand. Die daran sich anschließende nicht vohandenen Bände der "Flora von Deutschland" enthalten die Kryptogamenflora von Migula.

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        Bemastung und Takelung der Schiffe.

      Berlin (Julius Springer) 1903.. Frontispiz, X, 400 S., 2 Falttafeln. 27 x 20 cm, goldgepr. Orig.-Leinen mit Segelschiff-Vignette auf dem Deckel (leicht bestoßen; Titel mit altem Eignerschildchen der K.u.K. Kriegsmarine; im Text einige Bleistiftzusätze von alter Hand). - Schönes Exemplar. * Erste Ausgabe. Das Standardwerk für Schiffsbauer, -Ingenieure und -Liebhaber. Mit 172 Figuren im Text, darunter 12 mehrfach ausklappbare Schiffsmodelle, viele blattgroße Schiffszeichungen, zahlreiche Konstruktionsabbildungen und Detailzeichnungen. - Der Verfasser F.L. Middendorf (1842-1903) war Maschinenbauingenieur, Schiffskonstrukteur und ab 1890 technischer Direktor der Germanischer Lloyd AG.

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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. .

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