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        Autograph manuscript of an unpublished novel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'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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Works of... [Author's Edition]

      1903. The Author'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's Edition. With Preface and Notes by the Author, and Photogravure Illustration. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1903. Author'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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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

      [Bookseller: BATES AND HINDMARCH]
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        The Call of the Wild

      New York: Macmillan Company. 1903. First. 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. .

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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]

      [Bookseller: Works on Paper]
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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’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’s friend Arthur Hugh Clough, "which Swinburne adjudged, after Milton’s ‘Lycidas’ and Shelley’s ‘Adonais,’ the finest elegy in the English language; and ‘Dover Beach,’ 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’s Reader’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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        Lectures on Political Economy, delivered in Trinity and Michaelmas Terms, 1833.

      Octavo, contemporary cloth backed boards with loss of original paper to boards, printed paper label rubbed, pp.xii, 267, without the half title, a good copy.Blaug: Great Economists before Keynes, pp.135-137. Seligman: On some neglected British Economists, 1903, pp.46-52. Schumpeter: History of Economic Analysis, pp.464-465. See L.S.Moss: Mountifort Longfield: Irelands first Professor of Political Economy, 1976. Kress C3771. Goldsmith 28434. Not in Bradshaw Collection of Irish Books, Cambridge University Library. FIRST EDITION by Samuel Mountifort Longfield, who was Ireland?s first Professor of the Whateley Chair of Political Economy at Trinity College, Dublin. "Longfield?s general theory of value is noteworthy in that he not only puts very lucidly the influence of cost of production upon the supply side of the equation between supply and demand, but calls attention to the demand side as well...Longfield uses profits in the sense of general returns to capital, and that his theory of profits is really a theory of interest...In his theory of wages also he marks a decided advance...?the wages of the labourer depend upon the value of his labour, and not upon his wants, whether natural or acquired.?" Seligman"Longfield?s Lectures is an amazingly original if somewhat confusingly written book, which sketches a subjective theory of value and a marginal productivity theory ?" all this in 1834, 11 years after the death of Ricardo. Longfield had the idea of marginal demand price and favoured utility rather than labour as the basis of exchange value but he failed, like everyone before him, to discover the concept of marginal utility as the link between utility and demand." Blaug"Longfield?s merits may be summed up by saying he overhauled the whole of economic theory and produced a system that would have stood up well in 1890....his argument against the labour theory of value is one of the best ever penned...he anticipated the essentials of Bohm-Bawerk?s theory (by making the ?roundabout? process of production the pivot of his analysis of capital). And he presented a reasonably complete and reasonably correct theory of distribution based upon the marginal productivity principle, not only the marginal cost principle..." Schumpeter.

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        Simplicissimus Illustrierte Wochenschrift 7. Jahrgang 1902-1903

      Albert Langen Verlag, München 1903 - 52 Ausgaben April 1902 bis März 1903 plus extra Nummern, Text deutsch in Frakturschrift, Original Kartoneinband, Schnitt marmoriert, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Rücken etwas beschädigt, Nachsatzblatt wurde entfernt, insgesamt zufriedenstellende Erhaltung, Zustand 2-3, Gew. 2600 gr. Innerhalb deutschlands Versandkostenfrei, Artikel sofort lieferbar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Jumping Frog - 1st Edition

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

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        MAIMONIDES BENEVOLENT SOCIETY; GOLDEN JUBILEE 1853-1903; JANUARY TWENTY-FIFTH, 1903, GRAND CENTRAL PALACE.

      1903 - Later Wrappers. 8vo. 54 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Illustrated with ten plates depicting the leaders of the society and the cemetery of the Maimonides Benevolent Society; with an essay expounding upon the history of this society. This benevolent society, comprised of German-Jews in New York City, was founded as a lodge to obtain cemetery plots for its members; the name was changed from the Phillips Lodge to the Maimonides Benevolent Society in 1861; the lodge adopted a German and English language ritual for the first time in 1886. Many of the members were wealthy businessmen, and accordingly, the Golden Jubilee was reported in the New York Times that year. Subjects: Jewish Benevolent Society. One copy listed on OCLC (Hebrew Union College) . Institutional stamps on modern archival boards, first pages previously repaired. Probably lacks original covers, but content appears complete. Clean and fresh. Good condition. Very Scarce. (AMR-42-1) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ahab and Other Poems

      London, Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press,, 1903. Quarto. Original white wrappers printed in brown. Wrappers severely soiled and rubbed. Very good. First edition, first impression. One of 150 copies on paper. There were a further 12 copies on vellum, most of which were never bound. Rare.

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        Mission scientifique en Amerique du Sud : Bolivie, Argentine, Chili, Pérou

      - Ensemble de 7 volumes et 4 plaquettes rendant compte des travaux de la Mission de Créqui Monfort et Sénéchal de la Grange dans les Andes en 1903. Parues de 1904 à 1909, à l'Imprimerie Nationale, format in 8° (300 x 200 mm), broché avec des planches, photos, illustrations, cartes, croquis, graphiques. 1- Plaquette de présentation : Rapport sur . 50 pages, 4 cartes 1904 2- Les lacs des hauts plateaux de l'Amerique du sud : 197 pages, XVIII planches et 41 figures in texte, 1906 (Neveu Lemaire) Petit manque au dos, exemplaire non coupé. 1906 3 - Explorations géologiques dans l'Amérique du Sud, suivi de tableaux méteorologiques : XIV et 208 pages, 1 carte dépliante en couleurs, 8 planches et 1 tableau hors-texte 1907 (G Courty) 4 -Anthropologie Bolivienne : 3 volumes, XLII et 411 pages, planches 2 à 25, IV et 435 pages; VI et 151 pages, planches 26 à 105, Tome 1 : Ethnologie, démographie, photographie métrique. Tome 2 : Anthropométrie. Tome 3 : Craniologie. Tome 1 : dos en morceaux, plat papier sup libre. Tome 2 et 3 bien. Les 3 tomes non coupés 1907-1908 (A Chervin). 5 - Géographie des Hauts plateaux : 84 pages, 1908 (V Huot) 6 - Notes sur les mammiferes des hauts plateaux de l Amerique du Sud : 122 pages, 6 planches, 18 figures in texte,1911 (Neveu lemaire, Grandidier), exemplaire non coupé. 7 - Linguistique bolivienne : 3 plaquettes la langue Sarakeva, 48 pages, les affinités des dioalectes Otuké 11 pages, la langue Mobima 30 pages 1913-1914 (Crequi Monfort, Rivet) ATTENTION l'ensemble pese 10 kilogrammes. Port pour la France 20 euros, pour l'Union europeenne 50 euros, autres pays me demander [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Youth; and Two Other Stories

      New York: McClure, Phillips, 1903 - First American Edition, with text varying from that of the English edition. A landmark volume, including Conrad's epochal excoriation of imperialism. From the library of Frederick Shepherd Converse, with his bookplate and ownership signature (dated Aug 22, 1903). Converse (1871-1940), a composer in the Romantic idiom, was the first American to have an opera produced at the Met. He drew on literary texts for a number of his compositions, writing operas and tone poems based on the work of Walt Whitman, Percy MacKaye, and John Keats. A fascinating association. Very good in embossed green cloth stamped in gilt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gazette des Beaux-Arts. Courrier Européen de l'Art et de la Curiosite. (Janvier - Decembre / 547e - 558e livraison / 12 volumes).

      Paris, Imprimerie de la "Gazette des Beaux-Arts", 1903. - 12 volumes. Orig. wrappers (paperbacks). Untrimmed edges. Together 544,iv pp. & 536,iv pp.: with many ill., 73 plates 'hors texte', incl. all originals. 28x20 cm. "Gazette des Beaux-Arts". Text in French / Français. - (covers worn, sl. browned) Although very good and complete, see picture. 5000g [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers]
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        THE GOODLY HISTORY OF THE TRUE & CONSTANT LOVE BETWEEN RHOMEO & JULIETTA

      New Hampshire: The Monadnock Press 1903 - First edition. Publishers limp vellum with yapped edges. titled in gilt to the spine. Limited to 115 copies on hand-made paper, printed in red and black, woodcut frontispiece and title border. An excellent near fine clean and bright copy with a small scuff to the vellum just above the title on the spine. The contents clean and bright throughout with a neat previous owner’s signature to the front free endpaper. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        LA MÚSICA EN VALENCIA

      Domenech, Valencia 1903 - 445 pp 19 x 27 cm Holandesa, lomo piel Buen estado Diccionario biográfico y crítico, que fue premiado en los Juegos florales de "Lo rat penat" de 1900. Firmado por el autor. Contiene dibujos y partituras.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Original Dust Jacket Art: Conjuror's House by Stewart Edward White

      Hodder & Stoughton, (London) 1903 - Original dust jacket art. Image matted to approximately 11" x 15". Water color and grisaille. A bit of rubbing in the margins, very good or better. Unsigned. Image of a man holding a gun on another man with a horrified woman looking on. Subtitled "A Romance of the Free Forest," this adventure novel was the basis for two silent film versions, both entitled *The Call of the North*. The first, in 1914, was written and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and was the first film for which he received solo directorial credit. The second, in 1921, was directed by Joseph Henabery and starred Noah Beery and Jack Holt (whose granite-jawed visage was the basis for cartoonist Chester Gould's Dick Tracy). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Domifasol]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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