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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

      New York: The Colonial Company 1903 - Ten volumes, 8vo., blue textured cloth with white spine labels printed in blue and red; top edges gilt. Definitive edition, one of 1000 numbered copies, with 50-full-page illustrations, newly collected and edited, with a memoir, critical introductions and notes by Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry ---- From the library of Richard Watson Gilder, with his bookplate present on the title page of volume one. Gilder was the longtime editor of "Century Magazine," where his close friends Stedman and Woodberry periodically contributed poetry and essays. An unusual association copy. Shipping extra [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life of General Philip Schuyler, 1733-1804

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company 1903 - 8vo., green cloth lettered in gilt; top edge gilt; with minor rubbing to the extremities. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed by Georgina Schuyler, the great-granddaughter of General Schuyler: "Richard Watson Gilder, with grateful and cordial regards of his, and of Helena's, old-time friend, Georgina Schuyler, New York, Thanksgiving Day, 1903," on the front endpaper; with Gilder's annotations on five pages ---- The recipient, Richard Watson Gilder, was the longtime editor of Scribner's Monthly and Century Magazine, which had published Schuyler's close friend Emma Lazarus's poetry. A poem written by Emma in 1883 had been largely forgotten until Georgina rescued it from oblivion. She called on Gilder, Emma's editor and friend, to help her immortalize "The New Colossus" by engraving it upon a bronze plaque to be placed in the pedestal of the Statue. It took two years of red tape, but in the end, because of the persistence of Schuyler and Gilder, the plaque found its place within the pedestal of the statue that Emma's sonnet had redefined. A wonderful association [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        With Macdonald in Uganda - A Narrative Account of the Uganda Mutiny and Macdonald Expedition in the Uganda Protectorate and the Territories to the North

      Edward Arnold, London 1903 - IN GOOD CONDITION. With folding map in back (in VG condition, no tears, nor repairs), and complete with 16 plates, as called for. xiv, [2], 314pp, in a half leather & cloth library binding, with binding and hinges tight. Library markings consist of label on spine, label inside cover, label on ffp, small notation on half-title, perforation on title page with withdrawn stamp (verified with the library), ink numbering on dedication page. No previous, nor current pockets, no markings on plates, nor map. SCARCE. Light to moderate foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member]
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        Hombres (Hommes).

      Imprimé sous le manteau 1903 - - Imprimé sous le manteau, Ne se vend nulle part [Paris] 1903, 11,5x19cm, relié sous étui. - Edition originale "imprimée sous le manteau" à 525 exemplaires, le nôtre, un des 25 exemplaires lettrés sur Japon, tirage de tête Exemplaire de premier tirage avec les pages 44,45 et 46 chiffrées par erreur 46,47,48 et corrigée à l' encre. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, coupes soulignées d'un filet doré, encadrement d'un filet doré sur les contreplats doublés de maroquin sapin, gardes doublées de soie sapin, gardes suivantes de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé de maroquin rouge et intérieur de feutrine sapin, élégante signée de Noulhac et datée de 1917. Très légères traces de frottements sans gravité sur l'étui. En frontispice, un portrait de Verlaine en sanguine par Frédéric-Auguste Cazals. Rare et très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi par Noulhac. . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Claudine s'en va

      Paris, Paul OIlendorff 1903 - Livre épuisé 19,5 x 13 cm, demi maroquin vert à bandes, dos lisse, titre doré, tête dorée, couv. et dos conservés (Huser), couverture illustrée par Pascau, 319 pp. Paru sous le nom de Willy, pseudonyme d'Henri Gauthier-Villars, mari de Colette, "Claudine s'en va" est le quatrième volet de la série des Claudine (après "Claudine à l'école", "Claudine à Paris" et "Claudine en ménage"). Dans ce nouvelle épisode, Claudine s’efface pour laisser place à une nouvelle héroïne, Annie. Entièrement soumise à son mari, Alain, Annie est bouleversée par le départ de ce dernier, qui l’abandonne aux mains de sa sœur Marthe, femme libre et volontaire. Pourtant, au contact de celle-ci, de Claudine et d’autres femmes de caractère, Annie commence à s’affirmer et à s’interroger sur son mariage et sur celui qui lui dictait jusque-là ses moindres gestes. Condition : Edition originale, l'un des 50 ex. num. tirés à part sur papier de Hollande (seul grand papier). Belle couverture illustrée en couleurs par Eugène Pascau. Rare exemplaire parfaitement établi dans une reliure signée de Huser en très bon état, très légère insolation du dos. 170g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les soliloques du pauvre Illustrations de A. Steinlen

      Paris, Sevin et Rey 1903 - Livre épuisé 18,5 x 15 cm, demi maroquin à coins marron clair, dos à nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée, non rogné, couv. et dos cons. d'un seul tenant, étui (Devauchelle), 256 pp. Condition : Première édition illustrée par A. Steinlen et seconde, en partie originale, pour le texte. L'un des ex. 100 ex. du tirage de luxe imprimés par les Manufactures Impériales du Japon (non justifié). L'illustration se compose de la couverture représentant une scène de rue et de 111 dessins lithographiés dont 9 à pleine page. Parfaitement établi par Devauchelle. 600g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of King Arthur; The Story of The Champions; The Story of Sir Launcelot; The Holy Grail

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903-10. 4 volumes, octavo. Recent full burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With black and white illustrations by Howard Pyle. A fine copy. First editions, first impressions, of Pyle's four-volume treatment of the Arthurian legend.

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        Northanger Abbey Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma

      Nelson, UK 1903 - New Edition 1903. A very un-common two volume edition of the works of Jane Austen. Six Books in Two Volumes. Gilt to top of page edges. India Paper. Books are very good+ and quite bright. The edges are a little rubbed with clean boards. Spine and edg lightened. Contents very good. Digital images available upon request.Ref 5948 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

      London and New York, Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1903. Sextodecimo. Original flower patterned cloth, titles to front board gilt on a white ground, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations in colour by the author. Spine darkened, gift inscription to front free endpaper, cracking between a couple of signatures, small closed tear to page 21, a very charming copy of this delicate production. First edition, deluxe issue in flower patterned cloth. A later deluxe edition was issued in a gilt decorated cloth with gold titles.

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        Sports et jeux d"adresse.

      Paris: Librairie Hachette, sd (ca 1903) - Grand in-4; [iv], 382p.; 100 gravures hors-texte dont 30 aquarellées ou en bistre protégées par des serpentes, 328 illustrations dans le texte. Cartonnage de l"éditeur, illustré en couleur sur les plats et au dos de jeux et ornements dans le style art nouveau, gardes marbrées, tranche supérieure dorée. Quelques petits accrocs, frottis ou salissures sans gravité au cartonnage, autrement un très bon exemplaire. Excellent ouvrage de référence: premiers jeux de l"enfance (cerceau, cerf-volant, toupie), jeux à courir (course à pied, cache-cache), jeux d"adresse (arc, arbalète, bilboquet, jeu de tonneau), jeux de balle (ballon, jeu de paume, croquet), jeux de boules (billes, billard, quilles), gymnastique (saut, cheval fondu, lutte, danse, escrime, patinage?). Très nombreuses illustrations in et hors-texte. Ouvrage remarquablement documenté, imprimé et illustré, comme la plupart des ouvrages de Henry D'Allemagne. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LOUIS WAIN'S CATS AND DOGS

      UK. Raphael Tuck - Hardback, First edition. neat inscription dated 1903, but published 1902 I believe, Linen Edition, 10 inches wide by 13 and a half inches. board edges / corners slight rubs, a lovely book, colour front cover, 4 black and white illustrations including the title page, 24 pages full colour pages , this includes 2 double paged illustrations. page edges red. staples a bit rusty at centre pages. a fantastic book, VG condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Louis Wain Kitten Book

      Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd. [1903], London - Contains 20 full page coloured wood engravings by Louis Wain. Each egraving is presented opposite the story which is in verse and all pages are only printed on one side of the leaf. All illustrations are of cats / kittens. Tan cloth covered boards with red titling and black /green illustration to upper board, black titling to spine and black monogram on lowe board. Plain end papers with address [Agar St., Charing Cross] on title page. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans for the Racquet Press. 3"x3"; 87 pp plus two pages of book adverts. A few marks to outer boards and backstrip a little crumpled. Some brown spotting inside and a few pages are coming loose from the gutta percha binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LOUIS WAIN'S BABY'S PICTURE BOOK

      James Clarke & Co. 1903 - 1st 1903. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Glazed pictorial boards with picture of cute kitten on the front cover. B/w illustrations throughout, many of cats. Spine worn with slight loss at top and tail. Corners worn, covers scuffed but still bright. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Light brown stain to top edge of front endpaper and title page. A few margin marks but contents generally clean. A nice copy of a scarce Wain title. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Comic Animals ABC

      1903. A Louis Wain ABCWAIN, Louis. Comic Animals ABC by Louis Wain. London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Co., [1903]. First edition. Large quarto (11 3/8 x 8 15/16 inches; 288 x 227 mm.). [12] pp. Twenty-five superb full-color illustrations depicting each letter of the alphabet (Q and R are shown together in one illustration). Each letter of the alphabet printed in blue or pink. Publishers full-color pictorial card wrappers with two more wonderful Louis Wain drawings. Wrapper spine reinforced from the inside, a couple of marginal tears neatly repaired, lower corner of front wrapper with small piece (2 x 1 1/4 inches) torn away. Neat ink name and date "1903" on inside front wrapper.Another remarkable survival…Here we see Louis Wain's animal repertoire in its full glory including: Alligators, Bears, an Elephant, a Fox, a Giraffe, a Hippopotamus, Kangaroos, a Lion, Monkees, Owls, Penguins, Rhinos, a Seal, Tigers, a Unicorn, Wolves and Zebras.What animal begins with 'X' ? "X is an animal without a name; But when the crab pinches, I guess he'll exclaim!"Dale, 47.

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        Alfonso V de Aragón en Italia y la crisis religiosa del siglo XV. Obra póstuma de . revisada y dada a la luz por Jaime Collell. Segunda parte revisada por José María Roca Heras

      P. Torres/O. Viader, Gerona/Sant Feliu de Guixols 1903 - 4º, 3 vols. (vol. 1: XI p., 541 p.; vol. 2: 864 p.; vol. 3: 1 retrato, XV p., 710 p.). Media piel, lomo adornado con dorados y gofrados. Bella encuadernación original. Los dos primeros volúmenes de esta obra, con la primera parte del estudio histórico sobre Alfonso V escrito por el doctor Ametller y dejada inédita a su muerte, los dió a la luz el conocido erudito y presbítero catalán Jaume Collell, y fueron publicados en Gerona, en 1903. La segunda parte fue revisada años después por encargo de los sobrinos de Ametller por el historiador Roca Heras, quien añadió unas nota bio-bibliográficas del médico de Gerona, y fue impresa en 1928, en los célebres talleres tipográficos de Octavio Viader, de Sant Feliu de Guixols. Corona de Aragón. Italia. Historia. Crown of Aragon. Italy. History.

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        37 ALS, 2 APCs, 3 AMs and 8 visiting cards.

      Vienna, 1896-1903. - Mostly 8vo. Altogether 82½ pp. Some addenda. Comprehensive correspondence on contemporary matters of the Raimund Theater, where the author served as Director from 1893-1896, and of the Kaiser-Jubiläums-Stadttheaters, which he directed until 1903. Aside from matters of ownership, performance, and financial concerns, private affairs are also included - for example, a famous rumour spread during his tenure at the Kaiser-Jubiläums-Stadttheater which fanned division between writer and addressor: "They are openly anxious to cause trouble among us, and I want to confront this immediately. Not through reports in the newspapers, but rather though the channels with which I can personally explain things. I explained to the man from the Allgem[einen] Z[ei]t[un]g: 'Each day, one puts out another rumour into the world. You have recently read in the >Zeit< that Herr Schwer wants to become Director here. But it's not all true!' I told a man from the N[euen] W[iene]r Journal: 'It could well be, that in the city hall there is an aggrieved author, known in the party as an authority on theatrical things, who doesn't speak well of me.' And I explain, that I had in mind a completely different gentleman to what you thought! [.]" (letter v. 19. II. 1903)- Including manuscripts entitled "Fräulein Niese in Berlin", "Vom Jubiläums-Theater" and "Eine komische Scene" (the latter in three folio leaves, each cracked at the fold). - The humbly-raised author who also wrote under the pseudonyms Ignotus, Franz Joseph Gerhold, and Vetter Michel, arrived in Vienna as a barber's assistant, where he quickly busied himself with his own studies, excelled at writing, and became a member of the Viennese literary-artistic society as well as feature editor of the "Deutschen Zeitung", inspiring a national regeneration of Viennese theatre life. "In his polemical works Müller-Guttenbrunn and others called for the establishment of a Folk Theatre ('Vienna was a Theatre City', 1885) and the founding of a German-directed association for popular education. From 1893-96 he directed the Raimund Theatre, moving on to the Kaiser-Jubiläums-Stadttheater in 1898, where he sought to realize his national goals with the aid of 'German-spirited' repertoires and economical 'folk productions'" (DBE). After retiring from the theatre, he continued to campaign for "the strengthening of the national and local awareness of the Banater Swabians. As a representative of the Austrian national parliament, he continued his struggle on a political level from 1919" (DBE). - The letters are mainly on writing paper with printed header of the "Kaiser-Jubiläums-Stadttheaters"; the letter v. 8. VI. 1901 to an unidentified addressee concerns the unsuccessful production of Heinrich Hierhammer's 'Volksstück', "Der Dorflump von Dellach" and the resulting disagreements over financial settlements. - A separate paper (7 pp on 4 leaves (numbered p. (160)-166, 8vo) has several editorial comments, probably from the hand of H. A. Schwer. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SISTER ALIONUSHKA AND LITTLE BROTHER IVANUSHKA. THE LITTLE WHITE DUCK.

      The Department for the Production of State Documents, St. Petersburg 1903 - (Bilibin, Ivan) SISTER ALIONUSHKA AND LITTLE BROTHER IVANUSHKA. THE LITTLE WHITE DUCK. St. Petersburg: The Department for the Production of State Documents, (1903). First edition. Folio - 10-1/8" x 12-7/8". Color pictorial card wrappers in as new condition. 12pp. Russian language text illustrated in color throughout. The condition of the book is MINT, AS NEW. Rare in such nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE LIFE WORK OF HENRI RENE GUY DE MAUPASSANT, EMBRACING ROMANCE, TRAVEL, COMEDY & VERSE. FOR THE FIRST TIME COMPLETE IN ENGLISH

      M. Walter Dunne, Publisher. Good with no dust jacket. 1903. Leather. 16 volumes. Limited Editor&#39;s Autograph Edition, Signed by Robert Arnot, Managing Editor. The set remains Volumes 1 through 16 of a set that was originally a 17 volume set. Limited Editor&#39;s Autograph Edition, Signed by Robert Arnot, Managing Editor. Normand Edition, 100 Sets printed. The set remains unnumbered. 1st English edition. 3/4 leather binding with gilt. Raised bands on spine. Top edges gilt, other uncut. Marbled free end pages Illustrated. All illustrations checked and present. Several volumes have color illustrations. There are two of each full-page illustration in each book. Rubbing at corners, along edges and at spine ends with boards visible at some corners. Some margin tanning, mostly on the end pages. In Volume VI a beginning chapter is entitled "Concerning Novels", of which there are 2 pages (1 leaf) printed, then there is a blank page followed by a repeat of those first two pages and it continues with the rest of the chapter. The introduction in Volume 1 reads: Of the Edition Normand Of the Words of Guy de Maupassant There have been printed From Type 100 Sets of which this is Number (this set is unnumbered) Attest (signed) Robert Arnot Managing Editor. The next page in reads: Copyright 1903 by M. Walter Dunne The Life Work of HENRI GUY DE MAUPASSANT Embracing Romance, Travel, Comedy & Verse, For the first time Complete in English. With a Critical Preface by PAUL BOURGET Of the French Academy And an Introduction by Robert Arnot, M. A. Illustrated From Original Drawings By Eminent French and American Artists. Printed for Subscribers only by M. Walter Dunne, Publisher London and New York The Volume then moves onto the Title Page, Copyright Page and so forth. Rubbing at corners, along edges and at spine ends with boards visible at some corners. Some page closed edges are uncut. Due to size and/or weight of the set I can only ship it domestic mail. Most orders shipped within 24 hours. A Little Store that&#39;s BIG on Service. ; 7265 .

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        La Montagne a Travers Les Ages. Role Joue Par Elle: Facon Dont Elle a Ete Vue. I. Des Temps Antiques a la Fin Du Dix-Huitieme Siecle. II. La Montagne D&#39;aujourd&#39;hui

      Grenoble / Moutiers: Librairie Dauphinoise / Librairie Savoyarde 1903-1904, 1st edition limited to 2400 copies. () xiii,559;[iv],494pp. Very good. 2 Volumes Quarto in maroon leather backed marbled boards with marbled endpapers, frontispiece in each volume, double-page plates (colour and sepia), and numerous illustrations in text from facsimiles, etc. Volume II with repaired gash to spine and some darkening of leather, corners professionally restored, a clean attractive set. Copy #863..

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        L'Art Décoratif : Revue Mensuelle d'Art Contemporain. - 5me Année, 1er Semestre Janvier 1903 * Juin 1903 & 2me Semestre - Juillet 1903 * Décembre 1903 (2 tomes)

      Paris : L'Art Décoratif. 95, Rue des Petits-Champs 1903 - ~ 2 vol. ~ Nombreuses illustrations et reproductions dans le texte, plusieurs planches hors-texte ~ La revue de l'Art Nouveau français, chaque numéro profusément orné de figures en noir & couleurs ~ Pleine toile bleu de l'éditeur, illustrée par Henry van de Velde ~ Tome I: 4f+240p+18 hors-texte; Tome II: 4f+266p+17 hors-texte ~ 29x22x6cm. ~ Très Bon état, légère décoloration aux marges des plats ~ Heavy item, circa 3.2 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of North America

      Philadelphia, George Barrie&#39;s Sons,, 1903&#150;7. 20 volumes, octavo. Recent tan morocco, double morocco labels in terracotta and brown, decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout with frontispieces, plates, portraits, maps, etc. Some occasional light foxing to a few leaves otherwise an excellent set handsomely bound. Library edition, number 701. "There is no comprehensive history of America from the discovery to the present time." - Professor Hart (Harvard University) 1896. This scholarly work, written by various authors and edited by Lee, was designed to provide a comprehensive history, covering every aspect of North America: from the Discovery to the Constitution. It also includes sections on the American Indians, the Colonising of the South and the Civil War. With superb printing and illustrations this makes it one the finest sets of its type to be produced around the turn of the century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Works of Charles Dickens. Include: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, etc

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1903., 1903. The Biographical Edition. Complete in 19 volumes; 8vo. (23 x 75cm). Sumptuous contemporary binding of red half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and extra gilt to spines; marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt. With illustrations by Phiz, Cruikshank, Stone, etc. A stunning set, binding sound, gilt bright, pages and edges bright white. A truly pristine set, unusual thus. Book Collector No.271, &#39;The Great Illustrators&#39;.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth and Angle.

      Ashendene Press,, London: 1903 - One of 150 copies. Full vellum, titled in gilt. Faint wear, still fine and bright. A lovely reprint of what has long been considered the first book on angling to be published in English. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle.

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1903 - Octavo. Original limp vellum, titles to spine gilt. A little light spotting to edges of contents. A beautiful copy. First Ashendene Press edition, one of 125 copies on paper from a limited edition of 150 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Prefect's Uncle.

      London. A & C Black. 1903. - First Edition with the date of 1903 on the title page. Later issue with 8 pages of ads bound in at the rear of the bookÐÐAdam and Charles Black's "Beautiful Books for Boys and Girls." A strikingly handsome copy of this scarce 1903 first edition. With 8 full-page black and white illustrations by Noel Pocock mostly featuring cricket scenes from the novel. Wodehouse's second novel continues the tradition of "The Pot-Hunters" stressing the importance of the venerable game of cricket in the lives of English schoolboys. A very handsome copy in clean, finely woven pictorial red cloth. Splendid depiction of a Prefect and an English schoolboy with his luggage arriving at school on the front cover. Drawing of a gentleman batting at cricket on the spine. With 8 pages of ads for Adam and Charles Black's children's books bound in at the rear of the book. With a touch of fading to the top right-hand corner of the front boards and the bottom edge of the rear panel. The text is clean thoughout without any foxing or marks whatsoever.Overall, a very handsome, collectible copy of this Wodehouse scarcity. First Edition with the date of 1903 on the title page. Later issue with 8 pages of ads bound in at the rear of the bookÐÐAdam and Charles Black's "Beautiful Books for Boys and Girls." A strikingly handsome copy of this scarce 1903 first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        The Life Work of Henri Rene Guy De Maupassant: Embracing Romance, Travel, Comedy and Verse.

      New York. M. Walter Dunne. 1903. - The Flaubert Edition which is Limited to 500 numbered sets of which this is number 334. Illustrated with illuminated chromolithographic Limitation and Title page and further by tissue-guarded duotone plates after original drawings by eminent French and American artists. 17 volumes complete. 8vo (6" x 9"). Attractively bound in 3/4 gilt ruled grain morocco and marbled boards. Gilt tooled spine compartments with elaborate fleural motifs. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. A splendid opus of France's most masterfull story teller. This limited edition set was the first complete collection of the authors work to be published in English. Quite scarce. Spines and covers mildly sunned. Covers spines and hinges occasionally rubbed and mildly chipped. Mild chipping to two headpieces. Volume 4 presents an obvious repair at front hinge which has somewhat darkened that area ( covers well attatched). A Very Good, clean, attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        Tailor of Gloucester, The

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903. - First Published Edition In the Rare Original Printed Glassine Dust JacketPOTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903.First published edition, first issue (printed October 1903), with a single-page endpaper occurring four times. Twelvemo (5 7/16 x 4 1/16 inches; 139 x 105 mm.). 85, [1, printer&#146;s imprint] pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-six color plates (included in pagination). Seventeen illustrations are entirely new for this edition; eleven of the illustrations are repeated from the December 1902 privately printed edition. Original maroon boards ruled and lettered in white on front cover and lettered in white on spine. Color pictorial label on front cover within a blind panel in the shape of a truncated pyramid outlined in blind. Color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plate I, a single-page endpaper occurring four times). Minimal fading to spine. Small circular bookseller&#146;s label on rear pastedown. Otherwise a spectacular copy in very fine condition. In the rare correct glazed paper glassine dust jacket printed in black with the price "1/- NET" at foot of spine, an advertisement for "The Peter Rabbit Books" on the back panel listing The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, and The Tailor of Gloucester, and with vertical lines at the top and bottom of the spine indicating where the fold should come for the front panel. The jacket has a few very small chips along the top edge (the largest being a 3/8 inch piece missing at the top of the spine), but is certainly the finest jacket for this title that we have ever seen."The year 1903 appears on the front of the title-page of the first two printings. The first printing [October 1903] has a single-page end-paper occurring four times, and the second printing [December 1903], a double-page end-paper occurring twice. In the art fabric de-luxe edition, some copies have the usual frontispiece, others have the cover picture in its place. Both pictures were printed on one sheet, which was cut in half, and each half used as a tipped-in frontispiece. With this binding there was no cover picture" (Linder, p. 423).Linder, p. 423. Quinby 4. V & A 1576. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

      F. Warne & Co 1903 - First commercially published edition. Original grey-green paper covered boards lettered in white, with a pictorial onlay to the upper cover. In the very rare original glassine dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, which is clean and bright having been protected by the glassine. The glassine, which is mainly complete, has a number of internal tears to the spine resulting in creases and minor loss. There is also some loss to the spine ends. Illustrated throughout by the author. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      Warne, London, New York 1903 - 85 S., 27 farb. Abb., Vorsatz vorn und hinten farbig gestaltet mit Gesatlten aus den Potter-Geschichten (u.a. Jemima Puddle-Duck, Tom Kitten, Flopsy Bunnies u.a.) gedruckt auf 8 Bögen einseitig, daher Fehlseiten zwischen jeweils zwei Farbabbildungen. Schutzumschlag fehlt. Auf dem Deckel montierte Abb. in Form einer kupierten Pyramide, weiße Schrift auf graugrünem Karton. Abb. wird auf Wunsch geliefert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Edition-115]
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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. - LIMITED EDITION; 1000 copies printed. 12 volumes; 8vo. Sumptuously bound in contemporary full brown polished morocco, spine gilt-lettered in five compartments with raised bands, gilt panels, covers delicately segmented in gilt with floral corner tools, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bookseller's ticket from Liverpool firm William Potter; the bindings are unsigned but may well be the work of local bindery Fazakerley. Contemporary ink ownership and some edge spotting, else a fine set in a beautiful contemporary full leather binding. Generously illustrated with maps, portraits, and other plates, many folding. A wonderful collection of early voyages and discoveries. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        La Femme et le Pantin

      Paris, H. Piazza & Ci 1903 - LOUYS Pierre. La Femme et le Pantin. Paris, l&#146;Edition d&#146;art H. Piazza & Cie, 1903. Grand in-8 [225 x 160 mm], maroquin citron, triple encadrement doré sur les plats, motif floral doré et mosaïqué de maroquin rouge aux angles, dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés et pastilles mosaïquées de maroquin rouge, double roulette intérieure de filets et dentelles dorées, tranches dorées sur témoins, double filet sur les coupes, couverture illustrée en couleurs et dos, étui bordé (Chambolle-Duru). Edition ornée de 50 illustrations en couleurs dont 16 hors-texte d&#146;après Pablo Roïg, de 15 vignettes, 15 ornements et lettrines du texte en couleurs avec rehaut d&#146;or et un encadrement en noir du texte par Riom. Tiré à 300 exemplaires, celui-ci, sur vélin à la cuve des manufactures Blanchet et Kléber. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heino Meyer]
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        La Femme et le Pantin. Roman Espagnol. Illustrations de Pau Roïg. Décoration de Riom.

      Paris, Piazza, 1903, 1 vol. in-8 (235 x 170), relié demi-maroquin marron à gros grains à coins, dos lisse orné d'une mosaïque représentant une composition florale dans un style Art Nouveau, tête dorée, couverture illustrée et dos conservés, reliure signée de Blanchetière-Bretault, de 230 pp. Mors anciennement fendus, restaurés par un professionnel, parfait exemplaire par ailleurs. - 50 compositions en couleurs (17 hors-texte et 32 grandes compositions dans le texte ainsi que le premier plat de la couverture). Des encadrements floraux en couleur au pochoir ornent les 15 annonces de chapitre, les premières pages de chaque chapitre ainsi que la justification du tirage et l'achevé d'imprimer. Texte serti d'un encadrement floral en noir. Il a été relié à la fin de l'ouvrage un livret de 8 pp. présentant l'ouvrage, comportant la couverture illustrée en couleurs, un résumé de l'ouvrage, une page de texte avec encadrement en couleurs de Riom, 2 pages de texte avec compositions en couleurs de Roïg, un hors- texte en couleurs et une page annonçant le tirage de l'ouvrage. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires numérotés. Un des 260 sur vélin Blanchet et Kléber (n°300). Superbe et rare ouvrage. Réf. biblio. : Monod 7405 - Carteret IV-252. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        La Femme et le Pantin. Illustrations de P. Roïg. Décoration de Riom.

      Paris Piazza 1903 - In-8, 229 pp. Reliure demi maroquin ocre à coins, dos lisse orné mosaïqué d'une orchidée en vert et aubergine, tete dorée, couverture conservée. (P. Ruban). Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires numérotés, 1/260 sur vélin à la cuve Blanchet et Kléber. Ouvrage illustré de 50 compositions gravées en couleurs in et H.T. Les faux-titres des 15 chapitres et premiers feuillets des chapitres ainsi que les justification et colophon, sont ornés de ravissantes compositions florales mises en couleurs au pochoir/ Toules les autres pages sont serties d'encadrements en noir. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIARD]
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        [Calendar on linen]: Animals That Are Hunted

      St. Louis, Mo.: Bemis Bro. Bag Co.. 1903. First. Calendar on linen. Approximately 10.75" x 15.75". Twelve illustrated printed leaves on linen bound at the top with a gilded metal strip. A tiny nick on the first leaf, slight edgewear, pencil marks on a couple of dates on the July leaf, near fine or better. A very handsome calendar of big game animals of North America, with each month devoted to a single animal. Seldom found in this nice condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Flora and Sylva. A Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland, Tree or Flower; New and Rare Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Fruits; the Garden Beautiful, Home Woods, and Home Landscape. (Three Volumes)

      London: W. Robinson, 1903 - 1905. First Edition. Half Vellum, Cloth Boards. Very Good. Complete run of monthly, bound in three volumes. 4to. 32 by 24 cm. With 66 chromolithographic color plates. Scattered light foxing. Moderate soiling of cream colored cloth and of vellum. Still handsome set, with bright, attractive plates.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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