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        The Poems and Sonnets of Shakspere with an Introduction by Edward Dowden

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench Trübner & Company, 1903. . Limited edition, no. 30 of 400 copies. 8vo. Publisher’s quarter vellum over olive cloth sides, gilt lettered to the spine, all edges untrimmed. Colour frontispiece portrait of Henry, Earl of Southampton after G. P. Harding. Spine a bit rubbed, a few marks to the cloth boards, an attractive book nonetheless. Printed on Arnold and Foster handmade paper in the Arts and Crafts style, with an ornate title page, chapter headings and initials printed in red throughout designed by W.B. MacDougall.

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        Erasmus meeting with Jean Colet and Thomas More. Etched by W. Brickell after Howard Pyle

      Bibliophile Society, 1903. India paper proof on japan vellum signed in pencil by both Pyle and Brickell. Main image measures 18x10.5 inches. Margins extend to 24.5 x 15 inches. There is a small image and logo of the Bibliophile Society in the lower margin. Fine example.

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        Recherches sur une Propriété Nouvelle de la Matière; Activité Radiante Spontanée ou Radioactivité de la Matière

      IN: Mémoirs de L'Académie des Sciences de L'Institut de France, Typographie de Firmin-Didot, Paris 1903 - FIRST EDITION of Becquerel's "definitive work", containing the full account of his investigations and discovery of radioactivity. PMM 393. Dibner 163. "In 1896, [Bequerel's] previous work was overshadowed by his discovery of the phenomenon of natural radioactivity. Following a discussion with Henri Poincaré on the radiation which had recently been discovered by Röntgen (X-rays) and which was accompanied by a type of phosphorescence in the vacuum tube, Becquerel decided to investigate whether there was any connection between X-rays and naturally occurring phosphorescence. He had inherited from his father a supply of uranium salts, which phosphoresce on exposure to light. When the salts were placed near to a photographic plate covered with opaque paper, the plate was discovered to be fogged. The phenomenon was found to be common to all the uranium salts studied and was concluded to be a property of the uranium atom. Later, Becquerel showed that the rays emitted by uranium, which for a long time were named after their discoverer, caused gases to ionize and that they differed from X-rays in that they could be deflected by electric or magnetic fields. For his discovery of spontaneous radioactivity Becquerel was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, the other half being given to Pierre and Marie Curie for their study of the Becquerel radiation" (Nobel Lectures, Physics 1901-1921). Although Becquerel originally published most of his findings in a series of papers in Comptes rendus in 1896, "in 1903, Becquerel published the above massive volume of some three hundred and sixty pages, 'Researches into a New Property of Matter, or Radioactivity in Matter', which is his definitive work, containing a chronological narrative of his investigations, his mature conclusions and a bibliography of two hundred and fourteen treatises on radio-activity, dating from his own first paper in 1896" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 393). IN: Mémoirs de L'Académie des Sciences de L'Institut de France, 1-355 plus contents and plates (the entire issue). Illustrated with 71 photographic images on 13 plates. Paris: Typographie de Firmin-Didot, 1903. Quarto, original wrappers; custom box. Fading to edges and spine of wrappers, chips to spine ends, spine with a few splits, but everything holding. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SONATA DE ESTÍO. Memorias del Marqués de Brandomín: Las Publica Don .

      Imprenta de Antonio Marzo, Madrid 1903 - 1ª ed. 11.8x16.5. 215pp. Rústica. Lomo nuevo. Por lo demás muy buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        La montagne à travers les âges. Rôle joué par elle, façon dont elle a été vue.Tome 1: Des temps antiques à la fin du XVIIIe siècle.Tome 2: La Montagne d'aujourd'hui.

      H. Falque et F. Perrin - Librairie Dauphinoise & Moutier, F. Ducloz - Librairie Savoyarde, Grenoble/Moutiers 1903 - 2 vol. de 559 et 494 pp. - Format: 23x29.5 . Exemplaire numeroté sur vélin de papeteries Aussedat. Ouvrage de reference sur la montagne illustré de 657 illustrations en noir ou en sepia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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'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 'My Antonia'. 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'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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        April Twilights. Poems by Willa Sibert Cather

      Boston: Richard G. Badger/ The Gorham Press, 1903 - First edition of the author's first book, and apart from the author's revised edition which she published in 1923, her only collection of verse First edition. 12mo. 52 pp. Original drab boards, printed paper labels on front cover and spine; tiny chips from blank edge of spine label, which is also somewhat chafed, but lettering is clear and intact; former library stamp on front pastedown. Seven Gables, First Books 53 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        April Twilights.

      Boston Richard G. Badger/Gorham Press 1903 - First edition. Cather's first book, a self-published collection of verse, and the only verse Cather published during her career. She reportedly bought remaining copies of this edition in 1908 and destroyed them. It was re-issued by Knopf as a limited edition in 1923 but with considerable revisions and deletions. This is a fine copy in gray boards, with paper title labels on cover and spine, the latter of which shows a few insignificant nicks and slight toning. (Crane A1.a). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales of St Austins

      Adam and Charles Black 1903 - London Ist issue gold lettering on spine, without the closing " on title page. A fine copy ,the colour is srong and even ,no rubbing to illustrations ,minor area a few millimitres on rear board which is slightly darker The pages are as new no darkening foxing or insciptions ,all plates fresh and bright. The book is totally square with no bumps to corners. This is the best copy I have ever seen offered over the last 20 years possibly the only better copy was the one sold privately with a wrapper by a london dealer but I never saw it. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales of St Austin's

      London: Adam & Charles Black,, 1903. Containing Twelve Full-Page Illustrations by T. M. R. Whitewell, R. Noel Pocock, and B. F. Skinner. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in black, yellow, and blue. Frontispiece and 11 plates. Spine very slightly faded, colour decoration to boards a little flaked, free endpapers tanned, occasional light spotting to edges and contents, small puncture mark from title page through to contents leaf. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first issue with unclosed quotation marks on the title page.

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        The Lakeside Classics: The First Ninety-Seven, 1903 to 1999. [Comprises The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, two vols of The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States, The Fruits of Solitude by William Penn, four volumes of Memorable American Speeches etc, etc]

      Lakeside Press, 1903-1999. each a first as such. Hardbound. all are in very good to fine condition. a handsome set.. the first twenty five are in green cloth, the second in red, the third in blue, and rest in brown.

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        Works., The

      London: George Allen, 1903. - The Definitive EditionRUSKIN, John. The Works of John Ruskin. Edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. London: George Allen, 1903-1912.Library Edition. Limited to 2,062 copies (of which 2,000 are for sale). Complete in thirty-nine large octavo volumes (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; 242 x 165 mm.). Frontispieces and plates (including chromolithographs, photogravures (some tinted blue or sepia), and engravings), numerous text illustrations, and facsimiles. Printed at the Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh.Bound in contemporary three-quarter green levant morocco over green cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Several volumes sunned at spine. With the bookplates of Ernest Ridley Debenham. Overall, a fine set."The object of the editors has been to put the readers of this edition in possession of a complete collection of Ruskin’s published Writings." It includes "all Ruskin’s books now current in other editions a reissue of all publications by him now out of print or only privately circulated all his letters, articles, and other scattered writings, printed but not heretofore collected and a collation of all the different editions, thus bringing together within the pages of each book everything that he at any time published in it." This edition also includes "all the illustrations inserted by Ruskin in his books, and all the drawings by him which have hitherto been published [many printed from the original plates]. These are an essential portion of his work" (Preface to This Edition). The last volume contains a bibliography, a catalogue of the manuscripts, and a full index to Ruskin’s works.John Ruskin (1819-1900), "English writer, critic, and artist who championed the Gothic Revival movement in architecture and the decorative arts and had a strong influence upon public taste in art in Victorian England" (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature). His major works include Modern Painters (1843-1860), The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849), The Stones of Venice (1851-1853), Lectures on Architecture and Painting (1854), The Political Economy of Art (1857), Unto This Last (1862), Essays on Political Economy (1862-1863, later Munera Pulveris, 1872), Sesame and Lilies (1865), and Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain (1871-1884). His story The King of the Golden River (1851) was one of the earliest English fantasies for children.Sir Ernest Ridley Debenham, 1st Baronet (26 May 1865-25 December 1952), was a British businessman. He was responsible for the considerable expansion of the family's retail and wholesale drapery firm between 1892 and 1927. Educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined the successful business in Wigmore Street, London, which had been run by his grandfather and father. His restructuring activities led to the splitting of the manufacturing from the retail side of the business, under the name Debenham & Freebody (Freebody was the maiden name of his grandmother). He effected a merger with Marshall & Snelgrove as well as a takeover of Harvey Nichols. He was noted for his paternalistic attitude towards his staff, providing medical and educational support. He was also a pioneer in the dairy industry. On his retirement he sold most of his shares in the firm for £1.8M, so severing his family's connections with the retail chain that still bears his name. He was created a Baronet, of Bladen in the County of Dorset, in 1931 (Wikipedia).

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      1903 - RUSKIN, JOHN. WORKS OF JOHN RUSKIN. EDITED BY E.T. COOK AND ALEXANDER WEDEERBURN. London and New York: George Allen and Longmans, Green and Co., 1903-1912. 39 Volumes complete. Profusely illustrated. A sumptuous production, including chromolithographs, photogravures, facsimiles etc. Pages are uncut and largely unopened. Bound in original publishers maroon cloth stamped in gilt. The spines are sunned and the crowns of some volumes are nicked. Internally, fine bright and unread. A major scholastic achievement chronicalling the work of perhaps the most influential intellectual of the victorian era whose influence extended throughout the world and to the present day.

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      Boston: Ginn and Co, 1903. Book. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Editor. First Edition. 8 x 5. TITLE: POEMS By TENNYSON-1903 HENRY VAN DYKE PERSONAL COPY AUTHOR: HENRY VAN DYKE (EDITOR) PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Ginn and Co., Boston - 1903 EDITION: First Edition, The Athenaeum Press Series CATEGORY: Poetry, Signed, SIGNED: Yes, the book is signed with notes on many pages by the editor, Henry Van Dyke. On the copyright page, Van Dyke lists in red ink four thing a man must learn. I will not reveal the four things due to the fact that they may never have been published before. THIS MAY BE VAN DYKES PERSONAL REVISION OF THE BOOK. BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The outside is still in good condition. Book is with marks or writings on many of the pages, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. There is an article about Van Dyke as a teacher taped to the inside board. There are nice notations or poems on the front and back of the endpaper written in Van Dykes same style of writing on the copyright page. There is an article about 'Tennyson Romanticism' pinned to the title page. There is more writings or poetry written on the half title page. There is a typed note pasted to the top of the introduction page. There are additional writings and notations in the introduction on about four or five pages at the top and the side. There is a picture of Tennyson that is half torn and laid into the book. There are some pages from 'The Lotus Eaters' in the back of the book. There is some penciled underling on a few pages. There are one or two additional paper inserts. There are additional outlines in pencil on the back endpaper. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 490 pages Extra pictures located at the following: ViewFair Books/store/catalog/004093-2.jpg ViewFair Books/store/catalog/004093-3.jpg ViewFair Books/store/catalog/004093-4.jpg ViewFair Books/store/catalog/004093-5.jpg BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition, The Athenaeum Press Series. Ginn and Co., Boston - 1903. Good(minus)/None dust jacket condition. THIS BOOK APPEARS TO BE HENRY VAN DYKE PERSONAL COPY WITH NOTES ALL OVER THE BOOK. VAN DYKE HAS SIGNED THE COPYRIGHT PAGE IN RED INK(SEE PHOTO). THERE ARE NOTES AND CLIPPINGS EVERYWHERE IN THE BOOK! THIS BOOK COULD VERY WELL BE A RIVISION THAT WAS NEVER PUBLISHED OR IT COULD BE VAN DYKE'S TEACHER'S COPY THAT WAS USED BY HIM FOR INSTRUCTION!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! InvCode 004093 ViewFair Books : E 19 H 21 V18.

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        Slipper's ABC of Fox Hunting. VG 1st ED HB

      Longman's, Green & Co, London, New York & Bombay 1903 - Solid copy with bumped corners and splotchy rear board, few rubs to cloth on backstrip, tips brushed, one small poke through cloth on front board near front gutter. Inner hinges fine, spine cracked at title page, page block tight and going nowhere. Exceedingly rare and very collectible foxhunting alphabet book. Dedicated in token of ancient friendship to The West Carbery Hounds (as published, not handwritten) VG+. 1st ed. of this charming alphabet printed on one side of the page on high quality paper. Each letter has a 4 line verse faced by a fabulous full page colored engraving by the author (20 illus. in all). Done in the style of Cecil Aldin with images on tan backgrounds. OVERSIZED, additional postage required. We place dust wrappers in new mylar whenever possible. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We love what we do and it shows! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Autograph Centerary Edition

      Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge 1903 - -04. One of 600 sets hand-numbered and signed by the publisher, with a LEAF of AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT bound at the beginning of Volume One. This set is number 543. Complete in 12 Volumes. In the Publisher's primary binding of brown cloth with paper labels. There is some very minor fraying at the head of the spines of Volumes One, Three, and Four. On Volume Five there is perhaps an eighth of an inch of loss at the head of the spine. The left side of the head of Volume Eleven is bumped, and there is a short snag to the cloth at the head of the spine of Twelve, along with a couple of faint, dime-sized spots of dampstaining. These quibbles aside, the set is in Near Fine condition. Internally, the books are Fine and, seemingly, unopened. With the early ink signature of Horace Walton, 1008 So. 49th St. Phila. Pa., on the front pastedown of Volume One. The manuscript leaf, also in fine condition, is from the journals and is written on both sides with notes that Emerson was to use in the writing of "English Traits".

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      Smith Elder, London 1903 - A good copy, some slight foxing, blue cloth, with misprint "itno" page 34, Ralph Smith andHorace Hall bookplates. Digital photos available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Principal Navigations Voyages Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. Made by Sea or Over-land to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 Yeeres, by Richard Hakluyt

      Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1903., 1903. 12 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent tan half calf with raised bands, twin, red and green, title labels and gilt ships decoration to spines; beige cloth boards; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Generously illustrated with maps, portraits, and other plates, many folding. A wonderful collection of early voyages and discoveries in a beautiful recent binding.

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      nbsp;Leipzig und Berlin - Georg Heinrich Meyer, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A book on the life of Eskimos by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen. In German Blackletter script. With decorative head and tail pieces and a number of in-text illustrations. Condition: In original pictorial paper wraps. Externally, sound with slight age-toning to spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with many pages unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Birds of North America

      The Natural Science Association of America, New York 1903 - Hardcover. IIn addition to writing, printing, painting, and studying nature, Jacob Studer (1840 - 1904) founded the Board of Trade in Columbus, Ohio. This folio volume includes 119 colored artistic plates, originally drawn by Theodore Jasper for an earlier edition, which represent different species drawn and colored from nature. The book includes "a copious text giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics, based on observations made in the field by the most eminent writers on ornithology." The text and illustrations are prefaced by a systematic table and index arranged according to the classification adopted by The American Ornithologists' Union. Bound in three quarter maroon leather with black cloth boards and gilt title to spine and front board. Large chip to foot of spine, front joint is starting, rubbing to boards, and minor wear to edges. Light browning to margins and occasional spots of foxing, otherwise the interior is clean and bright. 182 pages plus 119 plates and index. NAT/110609. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BERICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN PHYSIKALISCHEN GESELLSCHAFT in den Jahren 1904-1910 enthaltend Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft. Im Auftrage der Gesellschaft hrsg. v. Karl SCHEEL. 5.-12. Jg. und Halbmonatliches Literaturverzeichnis der "Fortschritte der Physik" dargestellt von der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft redigiert von K. Scheel u. R. Assmann.,

      Braunschweig, Vieweg 1903-1910. - 8 Bde. 8°. VI, 474; VI, 377, 438; VIII, 481, 444; VII, 711; IX, 797, 456; X, 1001; VII, 749, 450 u. VIII, 1102 S. Mit zahlr. Textabb. HLdr. d. Zt.m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Tit. gestemp. Von sehr guter Erhaltung. EA pp. Mit hunderten Beiträgen in Erstdruck: 5. Jg. 1903. G. QUINCKE: Über Kristalle. A. WEHNELT. Über die Röntgenröhre mit veränderlichem Härtegrad. - 6. Jg. 1904. H. STARKE. Über die Elektrizitätsleitung in der Flamme. E. MARX: Über die Elekrizitätsleitung in der Flamme (Antwort auf die Erwiderung des Herrn STARKE.). A. VOLLER. Versuche über die zeitliche Abhnahem der Radioaktivität und über die Lebensdauer des Radiums im Zustande sehr feiner Verteilung. H. KRONE. Über Radioaktivität vom universellen Standpunkte aus. H. FRANKE. Schnelltelegraphensystem von SIEMENS & HALSKE. - 7. Jg. 1905. M. THIESEN. Über eine Methode zur Bestimmung der Schallgeschwindigkeit. I. TRAUBE. Über eine Methode zur Analyse von Wechselströmen. P. DRUDE. Über den Einfluß der Erde bei der drahtlosen Telegraphie. Nach Versuchen von J.S. SACHS. W. SEITZ. Über eine neue Art sehr weicher Röntgenstrahlen. E. MARX. Die Geschwindigkeit der Röntgenstrahlen. - 8. Jg. 1906. M. PLANCK. Das Prinzip der Relativität und die Grundgleichungen der Mechanik. Ders. Bemerkung über die Konstante des WIEN’schen Verschiebungsgesetzes. - 9. Jg. 1907. M. PLANCK. Wilhelm v. Bezold. M. PLANCK. Nachtrag zu der Besprechung der KAUFMANN’schen Ablenkungsmessungen. M. LAUE. Die Mitführung des Lichtes durch bewegte Körper nach dem Relativitätsprinzip. - 10 Jg. 1908. J. FRANCK u. R. POHL. Zur Frage nach der Geschwindigkeit de rRöntgenstrahlen. WIESSNER. Beitrag zur Bestimmung der Bahn des Lichtes. H. T. SIMON. Über neuere Methoden zur Erzeugung elektrischer Schwingungen und Bedeutung derselben für die drahtlose Telegraphie. M. PLANCK. Bermekungen zum Prinzip der Aktion und Reaktion in der allgemeinen Dynamik. O. WIENER. Über Farbenphotographie und verwandte naturwissenschaftliche Fragen. O. HAHN. Über eine neue Erscheinung bei der Aktivierung des Aktiniums. - 11. Jg. 1909. O. HAHN u. L. MEITNER. Eine neue Methode zur Herstellung radioaktiver Zerfallsprodukte; Thorium D, ein kurzlebiges Produkt des Thoriums. M. BRON. Über die Dynamik des Elektrons in der Kinematik des Relativitätsprinzips. A. EINSTEIN. Über die Entwicklung unserer Anschauungen über das Wesen und die Konstitution der Strahlung. A. SOMMERFELD. Über die Zusammensetzung der Geschwindigkeiten in der Reltativtheorie. K. KURZ. Die radioaktiven Stoffe in Erde und Luft als Ursache der durchdringenden Strahlung in der Atmosphäre. F. DESSAUER. Röntgenaufnahmen in kurzen Zeiten. - 12. Jg. 1910. F. KIEBITZ. Einige Versuche über schnelle Lichtbogenschwingungen. - F. BREISIG. Absolute Bestimmung der Dämpfung von Fernsprechleitungen durch Sprechversuche. - M. BORN. Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper. - J. WÜRSCHMIDT: Über die Anregbarkeit von Entladungsröhren mit Glühkathode und ihre Verwendbarkeit f.d. drahtlose Telegraphie. - O. HAHN. Über die Gesetzmäßigkeit bei der Emission von ß-Strahlen und über die Absorption derselben in Materie. - A. WIGAND. Erdmagnetische und luftelektrische Störungen in Halle beim Duchgang des HALLEYschen Kometen am 19. Mai 1910. - E. MEYER. Über die Struktur der ?-Strahlen. - W.v. IGNATOWSKY. Einige allgemeine Bemerkungen zum Relativitätsprinzip. - M. PLANCK. Die Stellung der neueren Physik zur mechanischen Naturanschauung. - R. W. WOOD. Photographie mit unsichtbaren Strahlen Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Works of Charles Kingsley (complete in 19 volumes)

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1903. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This edition, limited to 525 copies, was published between 1901-1903 with Vol. I published in 1901 and Vil XIX in 1903. These books ares clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked. There is some light rubbing. The boards are covered in brown silk with gold titles and designs on the spine and a large gilt circular design on the front. Volumes I, II, Vii and XVII have a split at the edge of the back strip near the top. Most of the pages are unopened. These books are from the library of DeWolfe Perry and each paste down bears his signed book plate. James DeWolf Perry was an American Episcopal clergyman and prelate. During the Spanish American War, he was chaplain of the 6th Massachusetts Infantry. He married Edith Dean Weir, the artist. On September 21, 1910, Perry was elected the 7th Bishop of Rhode Island at age 39. During World War I, he served as chief of Red Cross chaplains in France from 1918 to 1919. On March 26, 1930, Perry was elected the 18th Presiding Bishop. He was the last Presiding Bishop to retain his diocesan jurisdiction while serving in the national post. The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor in 1934. In a rare instance, he participated directly in politics in 1937 when he accepted an appointment to the Republican Party's Committee on Program, which was charged with drafting "a declaration of principles to redefine the party's stand on political and economic issues.

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        Traité de l?Harmonie reduite á ses principes naturels; divisé en quatre livres. Paris J.B.Ch. Ballard 1722. 4°. 4 Bll., XXIV, 432 S., 17 S., mit zahlr. Noten im Text, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rv. u. Rsch.

      - RISM B VI, 683 - MGG X, 1903 - Eitner VIII, 120 - Gregory-Bartlett I, 224 - Wolfheim I, 956 - Hirsch I, 484.- Erste Ausgabe von Rameaus theoretischem Erstling.- ?Die Bedeutung dieses Hauptwerkes Rameaus läßt es zu den gesuchtesten Werken der französischen Musikliteratur zählen? (Wolfheim). ". der 'Traité? war nach dem Willen seines Verfassers das erste wissenschaftliche System der musikalischen Harmonie, die statt auf willkürlicher Schöpfung auf Vernunft und auf der Unfehlbarkeit physikalischer Gesetze beruhte? (MGG X, 1899-1900 ausführl.).- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, durchgehend tls gebräunt, fleckig u. wasserrandig, Rückengelenke restauriert. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Call of the Wild

      Macmillan 1903 - First Edition, First Printing INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Jack London. A beautiful dustjacket with light wear to the edges with NO chips or pieces missing. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. SIGNED copies are scarce for this title. We buy Jack London First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Call of the Wild

      Macmillan Company, New York 1903 - First edition. Publisher's promotional pamphlet laid in. Small leather bookplate of Neva and Guy Littell on the front pastedown. A little rubbing to the painted "snow" on the spine and front board else a bright, just about fine copy, lacking the dustwrapper. Laid into this copy is a Typed Letter Signed from Rockwell Kent on his Ausable Forks stationery, to Guy Littell, head of R.R. Donnelley and Sons, dated 25 March 1929, which reads in full: "Dear Mr. Littell: Even before any consideration of the book that you have suggested to me to illustrate, let me express my appreciation of the indulgence you show in considering the continuance of any relations with so rank a procrastinator. I am going to try to have learned one lesson from this experience and make no plans ahead. In evidence of this let me assure you that I am sending Mr. Kittredge, by this same mail, a big package of drawings. I have not read the 'Call of the Wild,' but will do so. Faithfully yours, Rockwell Kent." We infer from this that Littell suggested that Kent illustrate *The Call of the Wild*, a commission Kent ultimately did not accept. One of the two great novels, along with *White Fang*, for which the author seems destined to be remembered. His empathy for animals, combined with his appreciation of the Darwinian lessons of life, overcome London's occasionally simplistic political agenda, resulting in a classic tale for both children and adults. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Here Then is that Helpful as well as Ennobling Discourse Entitled the Essay on Friendship,

      The Roycrofters, East Aurora, New York 1903 - Thin folio. 36pp. One of a few 'tall' copies printed on Roycroft handmade paper. Roycrofter records for this period are scant so the total print run of tall copies is unknown but is believed to be fairly limited. The 1905 and 1906 catalogues list theprinting numbers only as "a few". This copy is bound in 3/4 brown levant morocco, marbled paper sides and matching endpapers. The spine is in six compartments with raised bands, and each compartment but the title is exquisitely tooled in a gilt floral motif with colored flower petals. The binding is believed to be by Danish binder Lorenz Schwartz. The colophon identifies the illuminator as Grace Fournier, the daughter of Alexis Fournier. Fournier and his family moved to East Aurora to work for Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters in 1903, the same year as the publication of this title. There are two beautifully illuminated initials in the text, one of them in purple, pink and green with gilt initial, the other in red and green with gilt initial. The colophon is illumined in shades of blue, green and purple, and signed by Grace Fournier. There is a lengthy dedicatory inscription beautifully calligraphed in an arts and crafts style; also by Fournier?? In remarkably fine condition with only a trace of wear to one corner, and the boards yawning a bit. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Children of the Frost

      Mac Millan & Co, New York 1903 - [i-iv], v, [iv], vii, [viii] 261+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece and 7 plates. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in original blue-gray cloth with white lettering on both spine and front cover in white, with totem pole like decorations in red, white and black. Inscribed by London. 3,466 copies printed of the first edition. Second printing. Condition: Inscribed by London on the front end paper. Slightly cocked, rubbing to spine ends and hinges, corners bumped else a very good copy lacking jacket. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        People of the Abyss (First Edition)

      Macmillan, New York 1903 - First Edition. Fine lacking the rare dust jacket. A stunning copy, with the gilt design and titling on the front board and spine essentially as new. Gilt top page edges. Contemporary owner name on the front endpaper. Contains photographs by London that were never reprinted in later editions. Considered by many to be the author's great non-fiction work, wherein he posed as a sailor and lived among the denizens of London's lower east side at the turn of the century. BAL 11877. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Radium and other radio-active substances. Inscribed by the author.

      Van Norstrand., New York 1903 - First Suggestion of the Use of Radium in Cancer TreatmentThe First American book on Radioactivity Other than X-Ray, Presentation Copy 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."FIRST EDITION. Hammer brought 9 tubes of radium from the Curies' 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Reports of The Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899

      E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlaghandlung, Princeton, N. J./Stuttgart 1903 - B. Scott. Volume VIII - Botany. Parts I-IX (in 5 volumes). 31 plates (13 colored; background of a plain plate tanned) and 106 text-figures. Folio, pp. 982. Princeton and Stuttgart, 1903-06. Contains: Parts I - "The Vegetation of Western Patagonia" by P. Dusen. Part II - "Hepaticae" by A.W. Evans. Part III - "Bryophyta" by P. Dusen. Part IV - "Pteridophyta" by G. Macloskie. Parts V-IX - "Flora Patagonia," etc., by G. Macloskie. Including the supplement published in 1914. pp. 307 + 4 plates. Sheets loose in wrapper as published. To Carl Skottsberg With the author's compliments. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thulin&Ohlson AntiqBookseller Since 1918]
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