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        Emerson'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's in-house work, given that this is number 6 of 600, gilt monogram initials of the set's first owner on front cover. With mounted 2-sided manuscript leaf in first volume, relating to 'S. Willard' 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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM

      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'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'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'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)

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Bebuquin]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: INTERNATIONAAL ANTIQUARIAAT]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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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.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        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. Spines a little faded, occasional light spotting to edges and contents. An excellent set. Frontispieces, maps, and plates throughout. A handsomely bound set of voyages and travels. Hakluyt took such patriotic pride in his countrymen'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        CRUISE TO CHEFOO ON THE U.S.S. WEST ELDARA].

      AMERICAN NAVAL OFFICER'S VISIT TO CHEFOO CHINA, 1903- - 1904 [Chefoo 1903-1919]. Brown cloth photo album, 28.5 x 18.5 cm.very good, black paper pagers, most photos attached withcorners, other glued down, clean photos, strong clearimages, no fading, a very nice early example. OBSCURE SOURCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        CORTES DE LOS ANTIGUOS REINOS DE LEÓN Y DE CASTILLA, publicadas por la Real Academia de la Historia (7 vols.)

      Imprenta e Estereotipia de M. Rivadeneyra, 1861-1903, Madrid - Gran folio. 7 Vols. - Tomo I: Año 1861. XI, 640 p. 1 h. Comienza "Concilium Legionense era MLVIII, año 1020 hasta Ordenamiento de las Cortes celebradas en la ciudad de León. 1349". - Tomo II: Año 1863. 556 p. Comienza "Cortes celebradas en Valladolid año 1351 hasta 1405". - Tomo III: Año 1866. 2 h. 884 p. 1 h. Comienza "Declaración hecha por la Reina Catalina. 1407 hasta Cuaderno de las Cortes de Santa María la Nieva 1473". - Tomo IV: Año 1882. 4 h. 693 p. Comienza "Ordenamiento del rey D. Fernando. 1476 hasta Cortes de Valladolid 1537". Conserva cubiertas originales. - Tomo V: Año 1903. 958 p. Comienza "Cortes de Toledo en 1538. Concluye cortes de Toledo en 1559". Conserva cubiertas originales. A principios del siglo XX [1903] se editó este 5º volumen del que circuló un corto número de ejemplares, quemándose el resto de la edición. [Palau nº 63092] // COLMEIRO, Manuel. CORTES de los antiguos reinos de León y de Castilla. Introducción, escrita y publicada de orden de la Real Academia de la Historia. Madrid, Establecimiento Tipográfico de los sucesores de Rivadeneyra. - Tomo I: Año 1883. 4 h. 527 p. Conserva cubiertas originales. - Tomo II: Año 1884. 4 h. 289 p. Conserva cubiertas originales. Encuadernación en holandesa piel, planos tela, nervios. Sin desbarbar. Papel de hilo muy fuerte para los dos últimos tomos. Grandes márgenes. [Palau nº 56833] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        CURSE OF CENTRAL AFRICA with which is included "A Campaign Amongst Cannibals" by Edgar Canisius.

      London R.A. Everett & Co, Ltd. 1903 - First edition. Over 100 illustrations from photographs, one sketch map, one colour folding map. 8vo, original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover, light blue and gilt image of a flag with a large single star on upper cover. xxviii, list of illustrations, 276, appendix, index,18 (publisher&#146;s list). A fine copy, bright and clean with only the minimum of aging or mellowing and with only a minor bit of foxing on the preliminary pages. RARE AND IMPORTANT. At the turn of the century, the Congo State in Africa was under the colonial rule of the Belgian monarch King Leopold II. In this orgiastic period of Western imperialism, every major power was scrambling for pieces of the newly-opened African continent and their careless footsteps tended to leave smaller forces crushed in their wake. This book is an exposé written by the disgruntled Belgian ex district commissioner of the Aruwimi district of the Congo Free State bluntly describing the "scandalous rule" of the Belgian government in the Congo, complete with illustrations of natives submitting to Belgian torture and accounts of their excessive forced labour. One of the chapters is a section by former Congo State Service agent Edgar Canisius entitled "A Campaign Among Cannibals" in which (despite its formidable title) the author takes a sympathetic stand on the natives with further descriptions of their floggings and mistreatment at the hands of the Belgians. This interesting and detailed narrative brings the reader closer to imperialistic realities and injustices, devoid of much Euro-centric glossing. A fine and well-preserved copy of this important book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Fiscal Puzzle: Both Sides Explained by Leading Men

      John Long & Co, Ltd., Dundee and London 1903 - We have never before seen or heard of a copy of this very early pamphlet, which is previously unknown to Churchill bibliographers Ronald Cohen and Fredrick Woods. The subject is the great policy debate of the time - free trade vs. protectionism. The pamphlet contains 25 items described in the preface as "principal arguments advanced by leading speakers in the Fiscal Controversy". Churchill's contribution is a condensation of his article in the November 1903 issue of Monthly Review (Cohen C224, Woods C32). It appears on pages 34 and 35 of the pamphlet under the title "Retaliation Examined" and is introduced with a brief summary of the subject and a small profile drawing of Churchill. In the article, Churchill takes issue with Balfour's Sheffield speech of early October 1903 in which Balfour advocated a retaliatory tariff. This was a critical argument at a critical time for Churchill. Free Trade was the policy issue that precipitated Churchill's decision to leave the Tory Party of his father. By late October 1903, Churchill had already made the fateful decision and would formally become a Liberal in 1904. Although the pamphlet is undated, indications are a printing date of late 1903. All items listed in the table of contents seem contemporary to Churchill's own November 1903 contribution. Moreover, the preface refers to articles printed in Monthly Review "since the July issue", the July in question being July 1903. The pamphlet is printed on cheap newsprint paper, wire-stitched, measuring 9.25 x 6 inches and 47 pages in length. Despite the age and fragility of the piece, the binding staples are intact and show no rust and the pamphlet is complete with only tiny chips along the fore edge of the covers. As might be expected, the paper has age-toned. There is also ancient cellotape reinforcement along the spine, as well as one spall piece at the upper edge of the rear cover. An extremely rare find, quite possibly unique. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, IOBA]
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        American Ideals and Other Essays

      . NY, G. P. Putnam&#39;s Sons, 1903, early printing. Gray cloth with gilt rules and with author, title, and publisher in gilt, TEG, front edge rough-trimmed, includes a biographical sketch by Gen. Francis Vinton Greene, this copy Inscribed by Roosevelt ("Lyman L. Pierce Esq./with regards of/Theodore Roosevelt"), Pierce was considered to be the originator of the fund-raising campaign and was widely regarded as one of the country&#39;s foremost philanthropic fund raisers, he conducted the first ever capital campaign for the YMCA raising more than $60 million in the early 1900s. Minor wear and marks to spine, else fine.

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        ORIGINAL ART: LOVEY MARY

      - (SHINN,FLORENCE SCOVAL)illus. ORIGINAL ART: LOVEY MARY. This is an absolutely wonderful signed pen and ink with watercolor done by Florence Shinn for Peter Parley To Penrod author Alice Hegan Rice's book Lovey Mary published in 1903 by the Century Co. It appears greatly reduced in black and white opposite p. 106 of the book. The original measures 16 x 12" on artists board with the actual image covering most of the surface. Captioned "Stick Out Your Tongue". Depicted are two women one elderly and one teenaged, standing on opposite sides of a picket fence. Both are in dresses and hats typical of the era, and the younger woman is sticking her tongue out at the older woman! Grass and flowers are in the background. Florence Shinn studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and she was the first of four women married the the artist Everett Shinn ("Shinn's mercurial temper resulted in four divorces" See Who Was Who In American Art p. 565). Done with much detail and quite charming. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Zeitschrift für Ziegenzucht. Illustrierte Fachzeitschrift für die Gesamtinteressen der Ziegenzucht. Offizielles Organ für Ziegenzuchtvereine. Jahrgänge 4 - 31 (ohne Jahrgänge 7,8, und 9)

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

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        A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America, in Two Volumes

      A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 1903 - 709 p. (pagination continue). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Venture. An Annual of Art and Literature

      London: at John Baillie&#39;s, 1903. The first of only two issues of this annual to be printed. llustrated with wood- engravings by Charles Ricketts, E. Gordon Craig, Lucien Pissaro, and others, as well as a chiaroscuro wood-cut frontispiece by Charles Hazelwood. Printed at the Pear Tree Press. [8], 249 p. Qto. Very good condition, Paper covered boards with some whitish time stains. Inside front hinge partly exposed. Some timestaining to rear eps.

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        Marconi Accepts A Dinner Invitation From A Lady

      ALS. 3pg. 4 ½? x 7?. March 4, 1903. 34 Dover Street, W [London]. A scarce autograph letter signed ?G. Marconi? to Lady Jane. The inventor penned on ?34, Dover Street, W? stationery: ?Many thanks for your kind note which I have only just received as it was forwarded to Cornwall by mistake. If quite convenient to you it would give me much pleasure to dine with you on Friday the 20th of March. I remain Sincerely Yours G. Marconi? The letter is in very fine condition with a horizontal mailing fold, and a very large signature.

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        Autograph manuscript of an unpublished novel

      N.p., n.d. [ca. 1903]. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). 329 1/2 pp. on 324 leaves. 14 chapters numbered as 15. Written in ink and pencil on rectos of ruled sheets (apart from two leaves on typescript). Numerous deletions and corrections, some edges a bit ragged, otherwise in very good, readable condition, in cloth slipcase with chemise . Julian Ralph (1853-1903) was a brilliant New York journalist and miscellaneous writer who worked for the New York Sun under Charles A. Dana, as the London correspondent for The New York Journal under William Randolph Hearst, then later for the New York Herald and Brooklyn Eagle. According the DAB, "because of his vivid and picturesque style as a descriptive writer, it was said of him that he 'could write five thousand words about a cobblestone.'" His works include numerous travel books and collections of his journalism, as well as fiction. Some of the titles are: Along the Bowstring (1901); Dixie, or Southern Scenes and Sketches (1895); People We Pass: Stories of Life among the Masses of New York City (1896); Alone in China (1897); An Angel in a Web (1899); A Prince of George and Other Tales (1899); Towards Pretoria (1900); The Millionairess (1902), and The Making of Journalist (1903). The first page of this undated and untitled manuscript introduces a narrator who tells his listener that "you shall hear how in the twentieth century a youth who dabbles in no black arts and laughs at everything he cannot see or feel or smell or touch has been bedeviled - bewitched - 'headwoed', I believe you Americans call it. You shall hear how this caused him, who up to then bothered very little about the women, to become in great demand with the fair sex, to undergo extraordinary adventures, and made him a Don Juan of a temperate and semi-respectable sort."

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        Vasilisa Prekrasnaya

      St. Petersburg: The Department for the Production of State Documents [Expeditsii Zagotovleny Gosudarstvennukh], 1903. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good Minus. Hauntingly beautiful chromolithographic images by Ivan Biliban. 4to, measuring 32 by 26 cm, and 12 pp., featuring eight chromolithographs in addition to front cover and the rear cover vignette. Four of the chromos within are full page. In addition, there is the chromo decorative borders, very much a part of the integral whole. This work is part of a series of indigenous fairy tales the Russian government commissioned Bilibin to illustrate. To do so Bilibin paid meticulous care to actual traditional costume, architecture and decor. The work cemented Bilibin&#39;s renown, which was also built on stage design. The front cover is soiled and has a minor closed tear in the right margin. Minor flake loss along the joint.

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        Works of... [Author&#39;s Edition]

      1903. The Author&#39;s EditionOne of One Thousand Sets Signed by Arthur Conan DoyleWith Notes By Doyle and Twenty-Four Superb PhotogravuresDOYLE, [Sir] Arthur Conan. The Works of Arthur Conan Doyle. The Author&#39;s Edition. With Preface and Notes by the Author, and Photogravure Illustration. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1903. Author&#39;s Edition. One of 1000 numbered sets, signed by the author, this being number 287. Twelve octavo volumes (7 7/8 x 5 1/4 in; 200 x 133 mm). Twenty-four photogravures including frontispieces by Arthur Twidle (20), Sidney Paget (1), B. West Clinedinst (1), and W.B. Wollen (2), all with captioned tissue guards.Finely bound by Bayntun of Bath ca. 1960 in full red calf, covers with double gilt rules, spines decoratively tooled in gilt, blue and green morocco gilt lettering labels. All edges gilt, gilt board edges and decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Each volume with the engraved bookplate of Louis E. Goodman on front free-endpapers. A very fine set."The author considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions. He remarks in the preface that it had for some time been his ambition to have such a collection... Because of the author&#39;s friendship with Reginald Smith, he agreed to sign the thousand copies of the English issue. He was not, however, prepared to do the same for the American publisher, though he was asked. He made it known that he would only consider doing so for a considerable fee. The English issue also has the further attraction of having two illustrations in each volume rather than one." (Green & Gibson, p. 233). The volumes, unnumbered, but given in the publisher&#39;s order, include: The White Company; Micah Clarke; The Refugees; Rodney Stone; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four; The Great Shadow and Uncle Bernac; A Duet with an Occasional Chorus; Tragedy of the Korosko and the Green Flag; The Stark-Munro Letters and Round the Red Lamp; and The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard.Green and Gibson A60.

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        DELHI DURBAR 1903. A Single Card Album Page with Printed Photographic Portraits of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India and Some of His Staff, Signed by Curzon, and Two Others.

      Delhi 1903 - A single card album leaf mounted with printed photographic portraits. It is centred with a 4 x 5.5ins full length portrait of the Viceroy Lord Curzon (the Bourne and Shepherd image) wearing uniform and the unique mantle of the Grand Master of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India and signed beneath on the card but just clipping the portrait by Curzon with his usual bold flourish. this is surrounded by five small portraits of members of his Staff, all head and shoulders and in civilian dress. These are Captain the Hon Everard Baring, 10th Hussars, Military Secretary to the Viceroy, son of Baron Revelstoke [signed beneath "Everard Baring"], Captain A V Poynter DSO, Scots Guards ADC to the Viceroy [signed beneath "A V Poynter"], Captain the Hon Robert Lindsay, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) ADC, son of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Captain the Hon J R L Yarde-Buller, Grenadier Guards, ADC. The unsigned portraits are identified in the contemporary hand of the album's owner beneath the portraits and are verifiable by comparison with other portraits. The sheet is damaged with loss at the top corners though one piece of detached card remains. A very unusual ephemeral survival from the Durbar which probably belonged to a member of the Viceregal Staff or a guest in the Viceregal Camp .the Page Size 14 x 10 Ins

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        The Call of the Wild

      New York: Macmillan Company. 1903. First. First edition. Publisher&#39;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 &#39;Call of the Wild,&#39; 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&#39;s occasionally simplistic political agenda, resulting in a classic tale for both children and adults. .

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        The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Memorial Edition; Containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, etc

      Washington, D C. Jefferson Memorial Association, 1903 Very good to fine issued without dust wrappers 1st Hardbound 8vo 20 volumes Copy 256 of 1000 copies. Privately bound for Baron Saunders. Head page ends gilt.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Naturalistische Decorationsmalereien von Anton Seder. Vol. III

      Ernst Wasmuth. Berlin. 1903 - Folio. Loose as issued in later cloth portfolio. Titles and five double page and ten single-page chromolithographs (plates 41-60), with additional gilt. Ex-libraray 'Nottingham Free Public Libraries', with small marginal stamp to each plate Lightly thumbed, a little rubbed at edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poems and Sonnets

      London, Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Company Limited,, 1903. With an introduction by Edward Dowden. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With a colour frontispiece reproduced from a drawing by G. P. Harding. Title-page, initial letters, and other decorations designed by W.B. Macdougall. A fine copy. Limited Edition of 400 copies of which this is number 123 printed on handmade paper.

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley, Chicago 1903 - Deep green cloth binding rubbed at extremities; boards lightly scuffed/smudged; sm. nick to top edge of front board; front hinge cracked; owner's stamp on ffep; leaf edges lightly foxed, else a nice, clean volume. No dj. ; Nice sepia frontis portrait; John Vance Cheney, ed.; teg; LAKESIDE CLASSICS #1.; LAKESIDE CLASSICS #1 Series; 12mo; 264 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches

      A. C. McClurg & Company, Chicago 1903 - A very good copy of the true first hard cover edition of Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches, as published by A. C. McClurg & Co. in Chicago, dated 1903 on the title page, with "Published April 18, 1903" on the copyright page. As noted by Partington (1977, p. 192, #2333), a second and third edition were also published by McClurg in 1903. However, such copies are explicitly noted on the title pages as being either the second or third edition. No dust-wrapper, perhaps as issued. This copy bears the ownership signature to the upper-right corner of the front free endpaper of Ida S. Simonson, who in 1901 joined the faculty of the Northern Illinois State Normal School (now Northern Illinois University) and became the first Head of its English Department. In pen to upper-left corner of rear endpaper: p. 75 net, [or it may be: 10.75 net], with a line above the number; else the text is unmarked, pristine. The binding is remarkably solid: there is no splitting of the gutters, and thus no wobble to the boards. The gilt lettering to both the front board and the spine is remarkably bright and fresh in appearance. There is very moderate shelf-wear to the base of the boards, with some slight fraying of the black cloth at the tips. There is a spot of evident fraying of the black cloth at the top of the rear spine seam, with moderate wear at the rest of the crown and the base. Very slight fade to the spine, as from sunning. One small bit of unobtrusive spotting to the base of the front board (really only visible as the book is held at a slant), with very little surface wear elsewhere, considering the age of the book. A stunning first edition copy of one of the truly great works of American literature. [Scans provided are of the front board, the spine, rear board, with digital images of the title and copyright pages. Additional scans available upon request. It is perhaps needless to say it, but this is not an ex-library copy, and it has not been re-backed, rebound, or in any way retouched or repaired.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of the International (Water) Boundary Commission United States and Mexico Treaties of 1884 and 1889. Equitable Distribution of the Waters o fthe Rio Grande in Two Volumes

      Washinton: Government Printing Office. 1903. First. First edition. Two volumes. Folios. Full black sheep(?) gilt. Discreet ex-library copy with small bookplates and a couple of perforated stamps. Spines lacking, significant edgewear and powderness on the boards, good copies that are internally near fine with the plates and maps unmarked. More than a hundred maps. .

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        The Old Jewish Cemeteries at Charleston; S.C. A Transcript of the Inscription on Their Tombstones, 1762-1903

      Daggett Printing Company, Charleston, South Carolina 1903 - One of 250 copies. Original boards, bumped. 8vo. The author served as Rabbi of K.K. Beth Elo-him of Charleston.He transcries here the tombstones found in the three Jewish cemeteries of Charleston that antedate the 19th-century: The Coming Street Cemetery, The Da Costa Cemetery, and The Hanover Street Cemetery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Works of Matthew Arnold

      London: Macmillan, 1903. - A Finely Bound Set ARNOLD, Matthew. The Works of Matthew Arnold. London: Macmillan and Co., 1903-1904.Edition de Luxe. Limited to 775 copies. Fifteen octavo volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I. Bound by MacDonald of New York in three-quarter teal morocco gilt over marbled boards. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. An excellent set.Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), English poet and critic, "was considered a quintessential Victorian writer in his philosophy, his taste, and his manner of expression" (Merriam-Webster&#146;s Encyclopedia of Literature). His most famous poems are "The Scholar-Gipsy," "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse," "Thyrsis," an elegy written on the death of Arnold&#146;s friend Arthur Hugh Clough, "which Swinburne adjudged, after Milton&#146;s &#145;Lycidas&#146; and Shelley&#146;s &#145;Adonais,&#146; the finest elegy in the English language; and &#145;Dover Beach,&#146; perhaps his best-known poem, which uses the image of the sea as a metaphor for the Sea of Faith, ebbing away from the naked shores of the world" (Benét&#146;s Reader&#146;s Encyclopedia).

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        Racquets, Tennis, and Squash

      New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1903. Green cloth with blind stamp gilt letter and design of 3 tennis rackets and balls. Spine panel has gilt title lettering and a small illustration of a tennis court. Cloth is nice and clean with just a touch of shelf wear to the top and bottom of the spine panel. Illustrated with 54 photographs and 16 diagrams. Minor cracking to the front and back hinges. Old glue stains to the edges on the front pastedown and the far edge of the front endsheet due to the attempt by the former owner or bookstore dealer? To adhere replacements of the pastedown and front endsheet which because of age became undone and are now laid in. In addition the free blank page and back endsheet are missing and again the former owner tried to replace them with the result that like the front replacements have become undone and are laid in and there is stains due to the glue used to the back pastedown and the far right edge of the last page (336) of the book. There is also a small bookseller label pasted on the which leads me to believe that the damage was most likely caused by the bookseller. A few pages have small corner folds, and there is a small spot to the top edge which has intruded slightly to the top edge of a few pgs. Eustace Miles was both a famous athlete and scholar in his day. He won the amateur racquet champion ship of the world in singles, and the championship of England in doubles. He was also amateur squash-tennis champion of America. Miles wrote on a great variety of subjects in addition to squash. He wrote books on how to write, the Roman Empire, and Jesus Christ in addition to others on athletics and proper diet. The main intent of this work was to enable beginners to teach themselves the games cheaply. Throughout the book the author lays out how he improved his own game.. First Edition. Book.

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        DU Ier AU XXe, LES ARRONDISSEMENTS DE PARIS, 20 EAUX-FORTES ORIGINALES

      Société de Propagation des Livres d'Art, Paris 1903 - RO40185842: Env. 10 pages de texte (sur feuillets doubles) et 20 gravures à l'eau-forte en noir et blanc, encollées sur planches cartonnées grises. Couverture rigide, à volets internes déchirés. Très rare. Gravures d'Eugène Béjot. Préface de Jules Claretie. Ouvrage tiré à 200 exemplaires num, dont 175 sur papier de Hollande. Ex. n° 119. In-4 En feuillets. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Mors fendus. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 94.4-Editions numérotées [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE RED TRIANGLE: BEING SOME FURTHER CHRONICLES OF MARTIN HEWITT: INVESTIGATOR

      London: Eveleigh Nash,. 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-304,. original pictorial medium blue cloth, front panel stamped in red, white and black, spine panel stamped in gold.. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, hint of foxing to. edges of text block and mild tanning to endpapers, a near fine copy;. externally a bright and very attractive copy. A very nice copy of a. book that generally turns up in tatty condition. (#118788). First edition. Fourth and last collection of detective fiction featuring Martin Hewitt, a famous private detective whose methods closely resemble those of Sherlock Holmes. In this series of six linked sensation stories Hewitt pursues a Moriarty-like master criminal who uses hypnotism to conduct his criminal activities and control his henchmen. "Martin Hewitt is the only contemporary imitator of Sherlock Holmes to survive the years." - Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 75. Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 2673. Hubin (1994), p. 587. Wolff 4946.

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        Shapes of Clay.

      San Francisco W. E. Wood 1903 - First edition, second issue. A collection of Bierce's later poems. Inscribed in pencil by Bierce to Dr. J. W. Robertson in the month of publication. Robertson was a bibliographer of Edgar Allan Poe and a prominent physician in Livermore, California, whose daughter married Edwin Grahborn. This copy is from the collection of Edwin and Irma Grabhorn. A fine copy in decorated cloth binding. (BAL 1122). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Segvnda parte de la Aravcana de Don Alonso de Erzilla y Cuniga, que trata la porfiada guerra entre los Espa?oles, y Araucanos, co algunas cosas notables que en aquel tiempo sucedieron. (Segunda parte de la Araucana .)

      NY: De Vinne Press, printers, 1903 - *The price of this item has been reduced until Sunday as part of our October ABEBOOKS sale* facsimile of the Caragoca, Juan Soler, 1578 edition, limited to 200 copies; [2], [4], 335, [5] pp.; the thread through fabric ties broken off or frayed where they emerge at fore edges, else a very good copy in full vellum over stiff paper sides. Photos available upon request.

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        THE DYNASTS (All 3 Volumes in Original Dust Jackets, EARLIEST ISSUE with integral 1903 Title Page in Volume One)

      Macmillan, London 1903 - Hardy, Thomas. THE DYNASTS: A Drama of the Napoleonic Wars, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, & One Hundred and Thirty Scenes. London: Macmillan, 1903-1906-1908. Three volumes. First Edition in publisher's original green cloth. First issue of Volume One (1903 title page integral, only 103 copies at most printed, expert repair to front inner hinge), first British issue of Volume Two (title page a cancel as found in all British first editions; some 1905 titles were found among the American issue), First Issue of Volume Three. Very Good copies (a little worn at the edges) in Very Good examples of ALL THREE ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS (some light restoration to corners and spines). Very rare in the original dust jackets and as nice a set of the first issue as we've seen. Hardy's interest in The Napoleonic Wars was most famously expressed in his 1880 novel THE TRUMPET MAJOR but also found expression in his poetry and here in his Magnum Opus, THE DYNASTS, which took him several decades of hard work to bring to fruition. THE DYNASTS is little read today but contains the best and most complete insight into of Hardy's world-view (as hinted at in the last line of TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES when he invokes The President Of The Immortals as having finished his sport with Tess). Bookplate of distinguished previous owner on front paste-down all three volumes. Purdy pp. 119-135. [Attributes: First Edition]

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