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        Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries

      Glasgow: 1903 -, 1905. 12 volumes, octavo, illustrated throughout with maps (many folding), proof impressions of the plates; a few scuffs but an excellent set in the original quarter parchment gilt over blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others uncut. Classic English collection of voyages. A fine set of the famous Maclehose edition of Hakluyt. This handsome production reprints the second and best edition of Hakluyt's magnum opus, a classic of travel literature, the first English collection of voyages, and one of the gems of Elizabethan letters. Hakluyt himself was the first lecturer on modern geography and one of the leading spirits of Elizabethan maritime expansion (PMM). The work is devoted to American discoveries and the British colonisation of America, and although published a few years before the Dutch voyage of the Duyfken to the west coast of Cape York in 1605, it is significant that by the time of the revised second edition, Hakluyt was able to include the first tentative forays of the English into the South Seas, whether round Cape Horn or through the Straits of Magellan. As a result, Hakluyt's book represents the pinnacle of Elizabethan geography, but is also among the earliest published works on British expansion into the Pacific. The final part, originally published in 1600, includes most of the New World material, not only cataloguing many of the early American discoveries, but also representing the cusp of early voyages into the Pacific, notably in the section entitled "A Catalogue of divers English voyages, some intended and some performed to the Streights of Magellan, the South Sea… to the headland of California, and to the Northwest…". Printed here are not only reports of the voyages of Drake and several of his compatriots, there is an early account of the important 1586 voyage of Thomas Cavendish, and discussions of major voyages which were destined for the South Seas but failed to round Cape Horn, including those of Edward Fenton (intended for China), Robert Withrington, and the failed 1591 second voyage of Cavendish. The Maclehose edition is considered the finest modern edition of Hakluyt. It was published as the first twelve numbers of the "Extra Series" of the Hakluyt Society. This is the deluxe issue, from an edition of 100 copies, without the limitation leaf (apparently so issued).

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        THE WOODLANDERS (PRESENTATION COPY Inscribed By the Author)

      London: Macmillan, 1903. Hardy, Thomas. THE WOODLANDERS. With a map of Wessex. London: Macmillan, 1903. Later edition in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. A Fine, fresh copy of this attractive (one corner bumped) reprint neatly INSCRIBED by the author and dated 1907. The recipient is unknown to us and no clue is offered by Hardy's unusually enigmatic PRESENTATION inscription (see photos). The volume has been kept in impeccable condition for over a century and boasts excellent eye appeal. Hardy presentation copies are far rarer than simple signed copies. He wrote fourteen novels yet the combined total of recorded first edition presentations is less than twenty (!) thus later presentations such as this are, to our mind, quite desirable. Purdy p. 57. Inscribed By Author. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

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        HORACE ON THE LINKS: WITH NOTES FROM HORACE HUTCHINSON'S WRITINGS

      London:: Swan Sonnenschein,, 1903. First Edition. Very Good+. Donovan-Murdoch 5910. Donovan-Jerris B1150. A Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printing with foxing edges, pages. Gilt lettering spine and front cover. 12mo. xii, 100 pp. Rare especially in this condition.

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        The Call of the Wild

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. First Edition, First Printing. Good condition. Pages show smudging, spots and wear. Binding is fragile but holding. Missing plate on page 29, all other illustrations present. Exterior shows wear, soiling, rubbing. Front board seems to have dampstaining, rear board has two small punctures to the cloth. Edge wear, with fraying at corners and top and bottom of spine. A worn, well-loved copy of this rare classic.

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        The Dawn of Day

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1903.. Translated by Johanna Volz. Octavo (232 x 144 mm). Original dark green cloth, art nouveau floral decoration to upper board and spine in blind and titles gilt, black endpapers. Spine ends a bit bumped, corners slightly worn, a few light marks to rear board, minor tape repair to verso of half-title, occasional nicks to fore edges of text block. First UK edition, first impression of the first English translation of Morgenröte, originally published in Germany in 1881 by Ernst Schmeitzner, Chemnitz.

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        RECORD OF RECENT CONSTUCTION, NOS. 31-40, BURNHAM WILLIAMS & CO

      Philadelphia, PA: Baldwin Locomotive Works/Burnham Williams & Co., 1903 Issues 31 through 40 from 1902 to 1903 of Baldwin Locomotive Works' "Records of Recent Construction," with original wrapper covers, custom bound together in hardcover for William L. Austin with his name stamped in gilt on the front cover. Austin entered the firm Baldwin Locomitive Works in 1870 and in 1885 became a partner in the firm of Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co., and later Chairman of the Board of Baldwin. Issues 31] Record of Recent Construction 1901; 32] Seventy Years of Locomotive Building; 33] Responses to Toasts at a Dinner Given By Burnham, Williams & Co. In Commemoration of the Completion at the Baldwin Locomotive Works of the Twenty-Thousandth Locomotive and the 70th Year of Continuous Operation; 34] Record of Recent Construction 1902; 35] Rear Truck Locomotives; 36] Record of Recent Construction 1902; 37] Oil Burning Locomotives; 38] Motor and Trailer Trucks; 39] Record of Recent Construction 1902; 40] Proper Handling of Compound Locomotives. Bound in original red calf with raised bands and lettering and intricate border design stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Top of text block in gilt. A hint of chipping to the leather at the spine ends. A handsome, near fine copy.. Hardcover.

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        Reminiscences of Fifty Years' Residence in Western Australia

      Western Australia: Sands & McDougall, 1903. Large octavo, photographic illustrations; in excellent condition, green half calf by Sangorski. A western settler made good. An excellent copy of this rather scarce and most interesting account of colonial life in Western Australia. The author, Joesph Thomas Reilly (1836-1915), was an Irishman who spent part of his childhood in India, before leaving Ireland after the famine of 1849. His family sailed on the Pyrenees in 1851, and Reilly had a long and prosperous career in the west as a journalist and founding editor of the Western Australian Catholic Record. A great deal of the book is taken up with education and religion, but is mostly a fascinating social history. As with many such works in the Edwards collection, Reilly's account is also interesting for some reflections on the Aborigines, particularly as regards the early missions. See a long note on Reilly and his 'massive and unedited' autobiography in the Australian Dictionary of Bibliography.

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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.

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        THE HIGH HISTORY OF THE HOLY GRAAL. Limited edition

      London, J. M. Dent, 1903.FIRST EDITION 1903, EDITION DE LUXE LIMITED TO 225 COPIES FOR ENGLAND AND AMERICA, THIS BEING No. 34 OF THE ENGLISH COPIES, 4to, 260 x 180 mm, 10¼ x 7 inches, bevelled boards, vellum binding illustrated pale blue and gilt on upper cover and spine, lettered pale blue on upper cover, top edges gilt, pages: xvii, 379. Mounted frontispiece and extra illustrated title page printed red and black on India paper with tissue guard, 22 very beautiful mounted plates, all with tissue guards, 17 printed red and black, 5 black only, exquisite decorative head - and tailpieces also. Spine slightly darkened and slightly rubbed at head and tail, a few faint marks to covers, neat modern bookplate on front pastedown and an early one on front endpaper, endpapers lightly browned, frontispiece and extra title page foxed, last plate foxed very slightly in margin, a few faint fox spots on letterpress title page. Contents otherwise very nice. A very good plus copy of the rare de luxe large paper limited edition. See White page 44 for an excellent description of artistry employed in these wonderful illustrations. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        ERAGNY PRESS] C'EST D'AUCASSIN ET DE NICOLETE

      Hammersmith: Eragny Press, 1903. Limited Edition, one of 230 copies.. Hard Cover. Octavo. Lucien and Esther Pissarro. Printed in black using the Vale font with red opening border and initial and five-color frontispiece; bound as issued, backed in gray paper with “verbena” patterned paper over boards; titled in gold on the front cover; some toning and soiling to the covers; front joint is tender with some chipping to the delicate paper spine; offsetting to the endpapers as usual; small tasteful blindstamp at the colophon else a clean, bright copy, internally, Near Fine. Genz EP16.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        Gesammelte Schriften.

      Würzburg, O. Stahel, 1903-05.. 4 Bände. 2 Porträts, 23 Tafeln, 169 Abbildungen, (4 Bl.), 478 S., (1 Bl.) - (3 Bl.), 439 S. - (4 Bl.), 779 S. - (4 Bl.), 669 S. Original-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägtem Titel und Rückenvergoldung (Ecken leicht bestossen).. Erste Ausgabe. - Gedeon 242/243; Hirsch/H. II, 515/516; Kreuter I, 332/333. - Fick (1829-1901) in Kassel geboren, studierte in Marburg und Berlin, ab 1855 war er als Professor der Physiologie in Zürich tätig, 1868 wurde er nach Würzburg berufen. Er hatte engen persönlichen Kontakt zu zahlreichen bedeutenden Gelehrten seiner Zeit. - Der I. Band umfasst eine Biographie, Schriften philosophischen, physikalischen und anatomischen Inhalts, der II. und III Band die physiologischen Abhandlungen, der IV. Band verschiedene Schriften. "Grundlegend bleiben seine zum Teil in Buchform erschienenen, als klassisch geltenden Forschungen über die Vorgänge bei der Muskelzusammenziehung und die dabei auftretende Wärmeentwicklung und mechanische Arbeitsleistung. Auch manche seiner dabei erfundenen sinnreichen Werkzeuge, Begriffe und Namen gehören zum Teil unverändert, zum Teil fortgebildet noch heute zum Rüstzeug jedes Physiologen. Die Lehre der Blutbewegung förderte er sowohl durch Erfindung neuer Blutdruckmesser und des ersten 'Plethysmographen' als durch seine mechanische Zergliederung der Pulswellen und der gleichzeitigen Verfolgung der Blutgeschwindigkeit und des Blutdruckes. Auf dem Gebiet der Nerven- und Sinnesorgantätigkeit z. B. der Farbenempfindung brachten seine Untersuchungen sehr wesentliche Fortschritte. Fick beschäftigte sich aber auch mit rein physikalischen Fragen und entdeckte dabei das noch heute nach ihm benannte 'Grundgesetz der Diffusion' von Salzlösungen." (H./H.). Ficks diverse Kleinschriften, heute nur noch verstreut im Handel zu finden, sind hier komplett in einem Werk vereint. -Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten.

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        Frühling. Herausgegeben von der literarischen-künstlerischen Vereinigung Sturm.

      Eduard Koch,, München, 1903 - München, Eduard Koch, 1903. o. Pag. [8 Bll.] OBrosch. Mit zwei ganzseitigen Lithographien von Willi Geiger sowie der Titelillustration. - Insgesamt schönes Expl. - Mit Beiträgen von Rene Schickele, Bernd Isemann, Hanns Holzschuher, Hans Brandenburg, Hermann Wendel, Max Reh, Renè Prèvot und Georg Jacob Wolf. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CATALOGO DE LAS CAUSAS CONTRA LA FE SEGUIDAS ANTE EL TRIBUNAL DEL SANTO OFICIO DE LA INQUISICION DE TOLEDO

      1903. Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1903. 24X17. VI+1h+677Pag+ Apendice (suplemento) desde la 677Pag a 689Pag. Holandesa con puntas. prologo de Vicente Vignau. El presente Catalogo contiene todas las personas que fueron expuestas al mandato del tribunal de inquisicion, muchos de ellos era por blasfemia, hechiceria, calvinismo, francmasones, libros clandestinos, luteranos, etc. En la mayor parte de las personas que eran imputadas se indica las barbaries hechas al mismo. Muy rara Obra. Ref 1.5 Biblioteca A.

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        As We Are and As We May Be

      London - Chatto & Windus, 1903. London - Chatto & Windus, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interestingposthumous collection of essays by novelist and historian Sir Walter Besant (14 August 1836 9 June 1901). Termedthe exposition of a practical philanthropist's creed, the essays include musings on the United States - 'The Land of Romance' and 'The Land of Reality' - alongside broader cultural considerations such as 'Art and the People' and 'The Endowment of the Daughter'. Condition: In a red clothing binding with faded gilt lettering to the spine. Externally sound withsome bumping and handling marks. Slight sunning to the spine with oldink stains at the base. Internallygenerally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with some spotting to the text block edge. W. H. Smith & Sons library bookplate to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        Fortschritte der Veterinär-Hygiene: 1.- 4.Jahrgang in 4 Bänden ( Alles Erschienene )

      Berlin, Louis Marcus Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1903.. ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1903 - 1906 mit Beiträgen zahlreicher Autoren zu Themen wie: Öffentliches Veterinärwesen - Allgemeine Bakteriologie und Untersuchungsmethoden - Desinfektion - Ernährung einschließlich der Fleisch- und Milchhygiene - Immunität und Schutzimpfung - Infektionskrankheiten - Parasitologie und Invasionskrankheiten - Versicherungswesen - Wasser, Luft, Boden, Klima - Bauhygiene u.a.). Je Jahrgang mehrere Hefte in einem Band. Jeweils in goldgeprägten Oln, 4°. Jahrgang 1: mit XII, 348 Seiten, einigen Textabbildungen sowie 2 farbig lithographierten Tafeln ( Fischoeder: Milzbrand ) sowie allerlei Blätter mit teils illustrierten Anzeigen; Jahrgang 2: mit XII, 328 Seiten und 1 Textillustration; Jahrgang 3: mit VII, 288 Seiten, einigen Textillustrationen und 4 Tafeln in Lichtdruck ( Fischoeder: Milzbrand ); Jahrgang IV: mit 288 Seiten und 3 Abbildungen. Die ersten 2 Bände jeweils mit Inhaltsverzeichnis, Namensregister und Sachverzeichnis, der dritte Band mit Inhaltsverzeichnis, Band 4 ohne Register: In Band 4 vorn montierter handschriftlicher Zettel von alter Hand vom 5.3.1908 : " Diese Zeitschrift ging mit dem 1.April 1907 ein. Ein Inhaltsverzeichnis ist nach Mitteilung des Verlegers nicht erschienen ". Einbände gering berieben, teils gering fleckig bzw. schwach lichtrandig. Jeweils mit Bibliotheksschildchen auf dem Rücken. Innen Bibliotheksstempel und -vermerke, ansonsten von guter Erhaltung. - von hoher Seltenheit - ( Gesamtgewicht 4000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        Men and Women

      London - J. M. Dent and Co., 1903. London - J. M. Dent and Co., 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A chance toown a beautiful, unqiue copy of Men and Women by Robert Browning, inan ornatehand-embroidered binding. Bound in fine cloth or silk. The First of theTemple Classics edition. Edited by Israel Gollancz. The subject matter of the volume centres on love, art, and religion, and contains some of Browning's best-known poems, such as Fra Lippo Lippi, Andrea del Sarto, An Epistle of Karshish, Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, and Cleon. It contains quite a few important dramatic monologues in Browning's best style -ODNB. Sir Israel Gollancz, 1863-1930, was an English literary scholar, and a founder, and original fellow, of the British Academy. As an English and Shakespearian scholar Gollancz was in the first rank. . . Gollancz was also the general editor of the Temple Shakespeare, the Temple Classics, begun in the nineties and part of his attempt to popularize Shakespeare and other classics -ODNB. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just slight rubbing. There is asplit to the cloth along the front hinge, that does not affect the stitches, andhas the chance to beprofessionally repaired. Internally the pages are clean and bright. Overall the condition is good, due to the cloth spilt, otherwisenear fine..

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        Konvolut. Bestehend aus: zwei Carte des Visites des Fotografen L. Angerer, Wien (ca. 1860; 1864); eine Ansichtskarte "Kaiserin Elisabeth" (B.K.W. I.887/349); eine Ansichtskarte "Kaiserin Elisabeth (von Maler Horovitz)" (B.K.W.I. 887/214); eine Ansichtskarte "Das Kaiserin Elisabeth-Denkmal in Salzburg" des Fotografen O. Mathaus, Salzburg (hds. datiert. 7.8.1901); eine Parte "Elisabeth (Amalia Eugenia) + Kaiserin von Oesterreich und Königin von Ungarn etc. ." (Linz, Mareis, 1898); Zeitung "Mährisch-schlesischer Korrespondent. Nr. 269 - 1903, 23. November" zur Enthüllung der Gedenktafel der Kaiserin Elisabeth (4 S.).

      -,, [Wien - Prag - Linz - Brünn], 1903 - [Wien - Prag - Linz - Brünn], -, o. J. [bis 1903]. Beiliegend: neun Abbildungen mit einem Abbildungsverzeichnis zu einer Publikation "Elisabeth, Kaiserin von Österreich"(?) sowie ein Cabinettfoto von Langer & Pommerrenig, Prag. - Parte m. kl. Randläsuren fachmännisch m. Japanpapier geschlossen, etw. angestaubt, tlw. leicht fleckig, Gbrsp. Deutsch

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

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

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        An Essay in Aid of A Grammar of Assent

      London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1903. London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this theological essay by John Henry Newman. An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent (commonly abbreviated to the last three words) is John Henry Newman's seminal work. While it was completed in 1870, Newman revealed to friends that it took him 20 years to write the book. Newman's aim was to show that the scientific standards for evidence and assent are too narrow and inapplicable in concrete life. He argued that logic and its conclusions are not transferable to real life decision making as such. As a result, it is inappropriate to judge the validity of assent in concrete faith by conventional logical standards because paper logic is unequal to the task. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some light bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Institutional ink stamps to the half-title. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        THE AVICULTURAL MAGAZINE, BEING THE JOURNAL OF THE AVICULTURAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF FOREIGN AND BRITISH BIRDS IN FREEDOM AND CAPTIVITY

      R. H. Porter; later West, Newman, & Co. 1903 - 1914, London - Twelve octavo (5-1/2" x 8-1/2") volumes bound in early 3/4 maroon morocco leather and marbled boards with a gilt bird and lettering on the spines. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white reproductions and 85 color plates of birds, mostly chromolithographs, a number with hand-colored finishing. Laid in is a 1911 receipt for purchase of a subscription to this set beginning in 1911. Some rubbing to the corners and spines but generally a handsome set, the contents Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EskimolebenEskimo Life

      sp;Liepzig & Berlin - Georg Heinrich Meyer9 by 6; (viii) 304pp, 1903. sp;Liepzig & Berlin - Georg Heinrich Meyer9 by 6; (viii) 304pp, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A respectable copy of this study of the daily lives of the Inuit peoples by famed Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen. Covering topics from basic kayaking to theology, it is easy to understand how Nansen came to be regard as a Norwegian national treasure and a great amongst the pantheon of arctic explorers. This lovely edition is cloth-bound with marbled edges,a decorative front board, and Ert-style endpapers. The book istypset in German, with broad margins and a charming gothic font, and isillustrated throughout with a number of plates. Condition: In decent external condition. Cloth-bound with decorative front board. Front and back boardsare heavily rubbed along joints, but joints are firm. Further rubbing to edges and back board, and some shelfwear to head and tail of spine. Internally, bindings tender but firm. Internally suffering from marginal browning, but pages remarkably bright and clean otherwise. One internal page with pencil markings, one with spot, and one with crease. Identical ink inscriptions to front pastedown and frontispiece. Overall: GOOD..

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        Ahab and other Poems

      London: Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1903. London: Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1903. One of 150 copies on handmade paper. Vellum wraps show extremity wear, and aging as per usual. Spine expertly reinforced, utilizing the original vellum wraps. Sewn binding tight, internally bright. Yorke 13.. First Edition. JapaneseVellumWraps/Sewn. Very Good in Wraps. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      London & New York: Frederick Warne and Co, , 1903. London & New York: Frederick Warne and Co, , 1903. Sextodecimo. Original dark green boards, titles to front board and spine in white, pictorial label with illustration to front board, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Lightly rolled and toned spine with tiny splits to head and tail, otherwise a lovely bright copy. First trade edition, first impression, with a single-page endpaper occurring four times. This edition was preceded by 500 copies privately printed for the author. Eleven of the illustrations are repeated from the privately-printed edition and sixteen are entirely new for this edition.

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        Landschaft mit Gewässer 1903.

      1903. Bleistift, mit rotem Stift quadriert und Bleistiftlinie umrandet, auf Velin, rechts unten signiert und datiert "PH-FRANCK 1903". 22,4:27,2 cm. Kleine Knickfalte in der rechten oberen Ecke und am Oberrand links. Sicher Vorlage für eine Radierung.. Seine erste künstlerische Unterweisung erhielt Philipp Franck als Schüler bei dem Zeichenlehrer F. Hoff. 1877-1879 studierte er in Frankfurt am Städelschen Kunstinstitut bei J.H. Hasselhorst (1825-1904) und E. von Steinle (1810-1886). Anschließend nahm er in Kronberg bis 1881 Privatunterricht bei A. Burger (1824-1905). Ein weiterer Mitbegründer der Kronberger Malerkolonie, J.F. Dielmann (1809-1885), mit dem er freundschaftlich verbunden war, riet ihm in Düsseldorf weiterzustudieren. 1881-1887 setzte er seine Studien an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie bei E. von Gebhardt (1838-1925) und E. Dücker (1841-1916) fort. 1888-1890 folgte ein Würzburg-Aufenthalt. Anschließend legte er an der Königlichen Zeichenschule in Berlin die Prüfung als Zeichenlehrer ab. 1891/92 hatte er eine erste Lehrestelle in Halle/Saale. 1892 wurde er als Lehrer an die Staatliche Kunstschule Berlin berufen, 1898 folgte die Berufung zum Professor, 1915-1930 war er dort Direktor. Zwischen 1915 und 1939 unternahm er zahlreiche kleinere Reisen nach Kronberg. 1898 war er Mitbegründer der Berliner Sezession, deren Ausstellungen er regelmäßig beschickte. 1919 wurde er Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie. In dieser Zeit arbeitete er eng mit Max Liebermann (1847-1935) zusammen und wird zum Kreis um L. Corinth (1858-1935) gezählt. Philipp Franck, der eine grundlegende Reform des Zeichenunterrichts in Preußen durchsetzte, verfaßte hierzu zwei Handbücher für den Zeichen- und Kunstunterricht.

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        ERAGNY PRESS] ABREGE DE L'ART POETIQUE FRANCOISE PAR PIERRE DE RONSARD

      London: Eragny Press and issued by Hacon & Ricketts, 1903. London: Eragny Press and issued by Hacon & Ricketts, 1903. Limited Edition, one of 226 copies.. Hard Cover. Octavo. Lucien and Esther Pissarro. Backed in cream paper with printed floral paper over boards; printed in Charles Ricketts's Vale type in black on Arches hand-made paper; a lovely production from the Eragny Press with initials and engraved head- and tail-pieces by Pissarro including attractive full borders around the opening pages; soiling to the spine as is common with this delicate binding; rubbing to the extremities including some chipping to the paper at the front joint; offsetting at the endpapers else internally a Near Fine copy; text in French. Genz EP15.

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        The Crimson Fairy Book

      London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903. London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1903. WIth eight coloured plates and numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. Octavo. Original crimson cloth, illustration to front cover and spine gilt, titles to spine gilt, pictorial endpapers with line drawings, all edges gilt. Colour frontispiece, vignette engraved title page, 7 colour plates, 35 engraved plates, and illustrations in the text throughout. Spine a little faded, extremities lightly rubbed, gilt a little dulled but still bright, title page tissue guard foxed but otherwise internally clean. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of this eighth instalment in Lang's Fairy Book series, a truly international collection with stories originating from eastern Europe, Siciliy, Scandinavia and the Far East.

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        Jahres-Bericht [ Jahresbericht ] der Abteilung München der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft nebst Mitgliederverzeichnis, von 1902 bis einschl. 1917, zusammen 16 Jahresberichte. UND: Festschrift zum 25jährigen Bestehen der Abteilung München der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft, 30. Dezember 1912.

      München, 1903 - 1918 / München, 30. Dezember 1912.. Jeweils Original-Broschur, 8°, im Umfang von 20 bis 30 Seiten. 8 Hefte gelockt, alle Einbände leicht berieben und mit altem Bibliotheksstempel, Seiten nachgedunkelt aber sauber, insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. Lediglich zwei Hefte fehlen, die Jahresberichte der Abteilung München erschienen von 1903 bis 1930. Festschrift: Ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar, Original-Leinwand, 8°, 82 Seiten. Einband leicht berieben, Seiten sauber..

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        Roycroft Press] As You Like It

      Roycroft Press, East Aurora 1903 - 4to. Three-quarter teal crushed morocco, marbled boards, ornately gilt spine with raised bands. #100 of 100 Copies Only, Printed on Japan Vellum, Signed by Elbert Hubbard. Borders and designs by Samuel Warner and are hand-colored as issued. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pharus-Atlas deutscher Städte : enthaltend die Pharus-Pläne von Aachen, Berlin, Bremen, Breslau, Coblenz, Cöln a. Rh., Darmstadt, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Kiel, Leipzig, Lübeck, Magdeburg, München, Stettin. Stuttgart ; mit illustrierten Bäder- Anzeigen, Führer, Hotel- Register etc. und einem Anhang der Stadtpläne von: Brüssel, London, Paris, Wien ; Sonderanhang Schweiz und Mitglieder- Verzeichnis des Internationalen Möbel- Transport- Verbandes .

      Hamburg : Deutsche Verl.-Ges., 1903.. gebundene Ausgabe. Deckel stellenweise berieben und an zwei Ecken leicht bestoßen, Papier mit einzelnen Gebrauchsspuren und stellenweise mit Altersspuren Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung.

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        JAPANESE FAIRY TALES.

      Printed in colour by hand from Japanese wood blocks. Comprising of 5 volumes of Japanese fairy tales, each 19.4 x 13.8 cm; bound with silk ties and printed on crepe paper. They are housed in the publisher's folding cloth case with pictorial lining and ivory clasps. Each book is in fine unread condition with the delicate silk ties intact. Each of the 5 volumes is hand-coloured with beautiful creped woodblock illustrations. Included are the following titles (all large paper copies): The Boy Who Drew Cats; The Goblin Spider; The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling; The Fountain of Youth and Chin Chin Kobakama. Case splitting at head of spine and a little faded; else a fine set.

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        Tristan. Sechs Novellen. Berlin, S. Fischer Verlag 1903. 4to. 2,264,7 S. Grüner Orig.-Leinenbd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- u. Deckeltitel, geprägter Jugendstildekor auf Deckel, Kopfgoldschnitt.

      . . Erstausgabe. Tristan enthält einige Vorgriffe auf das ungleich berühmtere Hauptwerk seines Autors. Unübersehbar sind die Parallelen. Ein Einsamkeit und Frieden verheißendes Sanatorium in den Davoser Alpen. Die Liegekuren für Lungenkranke, die schrulligen Mitbewohner und die Winterausflüge in die Umgebung, all das greift der Welt des Zauberberg vor. Makelloses Exemplar, in diesem Zustand kaum mehr auffindbar. - Potempa B 2. - Wilpert/Gühring 2/4

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        Group of Three Autographed Letters Signed in Italian

      , 1903. 1903. unbound. Fine grouping of two autographed letters signed and one autographed note signed, circa 1903, all written to her American representative Mr. [Joseph] Smith, at the height of her difficulties with Italian playwright Gabriele d'Annunzio. In 1902, d'Annunzio's plays were ridiculed with cat calls and bad reviews even though Duse was said to have put on spectacular performances. In the same year, he published a book called "Il Fuoco" in which he exploited his love affair with Duse, causing public resentment so violent that her managers refused to continue to work with her. When it came time for her to tour North America, her American handlers were adamant that she not include d'Annunzio. One of the autographed letters is 2 pages, 8.25 x 5.25 inches, written to her American representative, translated, in part: "...Yesterday, as I was about to answer you, an unexpected communication changed my plans. Mr. [Ettore] Mazzanti is informed about everything, and he is coming to Florence to speak with you. I also wish to speak with you, and I will tell you what day I will be able to come into the city. Meanwhile I thank you and greet you with great esteem." (Mazzanti, a former fellow actor, would go on to represent Duse in her European endeavors and later serve as the executor of her estate.) The autographed note signed is 1 pages, 7.25 x 5.25 inches, Hotel Regina, Paris, translated in full: "Thank you for the good words. Thank you for the flowers. Sorry today is impossible but, perhaps tomorrow." The other autographed letter is 1 page, 9.5 x 6 inches, St. Louis, no date, but almost certainly October 1903, translated, in full: "Dear Mr. Smith - Please be patient and come to me for a moment." (When Duse wrote this letter, there is little doubt that Joseph Smith was at his wits end. Just weeks earlier he was in agreement with her European representatives that she should cut all ties with d'Annuzio -- a decision she was reluctant to make. On this particular tour of America, she insisted on limiting her repertoire to d'Annuzio's plays and due to this the season was a failure.) All three items are in very good condition. Controversial Italian actress who came to fame performing in Italian versions of roles made famous by Sarah Bernhardt. In contrast to Bernhardt's outgoing personality, which thrived on publicity, Duse was introverted and private, rarely giving interviews, preferring instead to let her artistic performances speak for themselves. She was involved for several years with playwright Gabriele d' Annunzio, both romantically and creatively.

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        Modes, Les. Revue mensuelle illustrée des Arts Décoratifs appliqués à la Femme

      Goupil & Cie., Paris 1903 - Gran folio, 4 vols. con un año en cada vol., de 450 pág. cada uno, en papel couché, sumamente ilustrado. Media piel, nervios, dorados. Se ofrecen los 4 años mencionados, a 900 euros cada año, de esta espléndida publicación mensual, sumamente ilustrada en todas sus páginas con fotografías de trajes y peinados femeninos, así como escenas de la vida social, acontecimientos mundanos, etc. Revistas. Moda. Feminismo. Francia. Magazines. Fashion. Feminisim. France.

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        Big Game Shooting and Travel in South-East Africa. An Account of Shooting Trips in the Cheringoma and Gorongoza Divisions of Portuguese South-East Africa and in Zululand - with chapters by Olive Schreiner and S. C. Cronwright-Schreiner

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. First edition. 8vo. With frontispiece, folding map, and numerous illustrations from photographs. Original blue cloth, spine and upper board titled in gilt, upper board stamped in blind, t.e.g. Spine faded, some soiling to upper board, private library bookplate and stamp. Very good. Mendelssohn I, pp. 545-546 . Wide ranging and authoritative survey of sport in Southern Africa. Includes Olive Schreiner's important contribution, "Waste Land in Mashonaland," in which she advocates the establishment of a vast preserve "on a colossal scale"; together with the text of the Convention for the Preservation of Wild Animals, Birds, and Fish in Africa, signed in London in 1900

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        The Principal Navigations Voyages Traffiques & 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 compass of these 1600 yeeres

      Maclehose 1903 - Maclehose, Glasgow 1903-5. 12 volumes. Limited Edition number 5 of 100 printed on hand-made paper with proofs of the illustrations on Japanese paper, plates and maps, some folding. Original binding of quarter gilt-decorated vellum with mid-blue cloth, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A few of the vellum bindings are slightly discoloured. All bindings very sound, pages exceptionally clean inside with all plates and maps in very good condition. End papers browned. No stamps or inscriptions. Arguably the most handsome edition of this fine work. FREE SHIPPING TO UK AND EU, for other locations please enquire for cost. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Principal Navigations Voyages Traffiques & 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

      Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons 1903 - First thus, one of a limited edition of 1000 copies. No jackets. Spines a bit faded, ink gift note on front flyleaf of first volume, front & end matter faintly foxed. 1903 Hard Cover. Complete in twelve hardcover volumes. lxxix, [i], 354, [1]; xi, [i], 486, [1]; xv, 484, [1]; xv, [i], 456, [1]; xv, [i], 511, [1]; xv, [i], 526, [1]; xvi, 465, [1]; xiv, 485, [1]; xv, [i], 472, [1]; xvii, [i]; 500, [1]; xvi, [i], 457, [1]; xiii, [i], 469 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles. Fold-out maps and engravings throughout text. A reissue of the second edition of Hakluyt's work advocating British colonization of North America, released from 1598-1600 in three foolscap folio volumes. This edition includes a publisher's note stating that facsimiles of the titles pages of the first and second editions are included, with some notes on how the revisions were treated. Also included are facsimiles of maps, most notably the map issued with, but often missing from, second editions of the work, believed to be the map referenced by Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. Hakluyt was a staunch promoter of a petition to James I for letters patent to colonize Virginia, which were granted to the London Company and Plymouth Company (collectively, the Virginia Company) in 1606. He lends his name to the Hakluyt Society, which publishes scholarly editions of primary records of voyages and travels. Reprint of Sabin 29596-29598. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Principal Navigations Voyages Traffiques & 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"

      Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1903. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First thus, one of a limited edition of 1000 copies. No jackets. Spines a bit faded, ink gift note on front flyleaf of first volume, front & end matter faintly foxed. 1903 Hard Cover. Complete in twelve hardcover volumes. lxxix, [i], 354, [1]; xi, [i], 486, [1]; xv, 484, [1]; xv, [i], 456, [1]; xv, [i], 511, [1]; xv, [i], 526, [1]; xvi, 465, [1]; xiv, 485, [1]; xv, [i], 472, [1]; xvii, [i]; 500, [1]; xvi, [i], 457, [1]; xiii, [i], 469 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles. Fold-out maps and engravings throughout text. A reissue of the second edition of Hakluyt's work advocating British colonization of North America, released from 1598-1600 in three foolscap folio volumes. This edition includes a publisher's note stating that facsimiles of the titles pages of the first and second editions are included, with some notes on how the revisions were treated. Also included are facsimiles of maps, most notably the map issued with, but often missing from, second editions of the work, believed to be the map referenced by Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. Hakluyt was a staunch promoter of a petition to James I for letters patent to colonize Virginia, which were granted to the London Company and Plymouth Company (collectively, the Virginia Company) in 1606. He lends his name to the Hakluyt Society, which publishes scholarly editions of primary records of voyages and travels. Reprint of Sabin 29596-29598."

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        Enorme collectie handschriften, typoscripten, drukproeven en krantenknipsels. 1928-1937.

      * Gevarieerde verzameling poëzie en (beschouwend) proza van een van de belangrijkste figuren uit het interbellum, bestaande uit meer dan 750 bladen handschrift, ongeveer 150 bladen typoscript, een tiental drukproeven, een halve meter krantenknipsels, vijf perskaarten, een visitekaartje en een originele röntgenfoto van het gebit van Greshoff. In vier archiefdozen.De collectie omvat handschriften en typoscripten van (aanzetten tot) boekbesprekingen, memoire-achtige stukken over letterkundige vrienden (waaronder Bloem, Van Schendel, Vestdijk) en vijanden (Boutens), Franse literatuur (Duhamel, Léautaud, Rolland, Verlaine), schilderkunst (zijn vriend Joseph Kutter) en internationale reizen. Voorts vroege en soms zeer afwijkende versies van gedichten, benevens een aantal ongepubliceerde gedichten. Daarnaast een afwijkende drukproef van Rebuten, met een afgekeurde houtsnede van John Buckland Wright. Verder een omvangrijk, hoogstwaarschijnlijk ongepubliceerd fragment van Greshoffs nooit verschenen roman Tien Mei 1903. Bovendien met leesaantekeningen, namen en adressen, titellijstjes ('De Taak der Pers', 'Bijbelkennis' en 'Tegen de Tweedehandsboeken' (!)) en een potloodtekening. Vanaf 1927 woonden Greshoff en zijn vrouw aan de Boulevard Auguste Reyers 130 in Brussel. Greshoff had toen weliswaar een aantal publicaties op zijn naam staan, maar schreef toch om den brode voor Het Vaderland, Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant, De Nieuwe Courant, Vrij Nederland, De Arnhemsche Courant, Groot Nederland, Den Gulden Winckel en Forum. In Afscheid van Europa (Den Haag/Rotterdam 1969) herinnert Greshoff zich over deze periode: 'Ik schreef ook in de onmogelijkste publikaties over de onmogelijkste onderwerpen als herenmode (ik, een allesbehalve modieus man), over grammofoonplaten (met een angstwekkend geringe kennis van muziek) en over nog veel meer waar ik geen verstand van had en nu na verloop van tijd nog minder van weet.' Daarnaast verscheen in deze periode van zijn hand een aantal (verzamel)bundels poëzie.Behalve de curieuze röntgenfoto van Greshoffs gebit anno 1937 omvat deze collectie de handschriften van een aantal noemenswaardige teksten: een tegen Boutens gekant artikel ('Macédoine d'Esprits') voor Groot Nederland, met de beginzin 'Dr. P.C. Boutens is verblind door de glans welke van de kleine Goebbels afstraalt.'; aanzetten, vroege versies en fragmenten van wat uiteindelijk de afdeling 'V Arthur van Schendel' zou worden in Greshoffs VW deel V; een zonderling interview met zichzelf, doorspekt met autobiografische herinneringen, dat begint met 'Ik heb Greshoff, die op een der Brusselsche buitenboulevards een klein, vriendelijk bovenhuis bewoont, voor dit onderhoud in verschillende café's ontmoet. Waar zou men de schrijver van "Dichters in het koffijhuis" trouwens beter ontmoeten kunnen?'; een leuke tekst over Vestdijks boekerij; en een ongepubliceerd cynisch gedicht uit 1928 waarin Bloem en Van Nijlen figureren, terwijl Achilles Mussche, die in 1927 debuteerde, enorm op de hak wordt genomen. Uitvoerig prospectus (6 p.) op aanvraag.

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        Principia Ethica

      Cambridge: at the University Press, 1903. Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1903. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, edges uncut. Light dampstains along lower fore edges of boards, spine ends and board edges a little rubbed, minor wear to fore edge of front board, endpapers lightly tanned. Otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. G. E. Moore (1873-1958) was critical of the dominant idealist metaphysics of the time. In this, his most famous book, he presents a new approach to ethical theory wherein 'analytical concern with the structure of ethical concepts is sharply separated from debates about the substance of morality' (ODNB). While the integrity of Moore's arguments remains much disputed, it cannot be argued that Principia Ethica greatly influenced 20th century moral philosophy. Connected to the original nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group through his membership of the Apostles, 'Moore was never himself a member … but if he took from them a profound, and perhaps exaggerated, sense of the value of friendship and art, they took from him the thought that lives dedicated to these values were indeed lives well spent. As Keynes later put it, Principia Ethica provided them with their "religion" (Keynes, 436)' (ODNB). Writing to Clive Bell in 1908, Virginia Woolf remarked, 'I am climbing Moore like some industrious insect, who is determined to build a nest on top of a cathedral spire'. This copy with the ownership inscription to front free endpaper of the educationalist and social activist Isabel Fry (1869-1958), while she was headmistress of the experimental Farmhouse School, Mayortorne Manor, Wendover.

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        April Twilights, poems by Willa Sibert Cather

      Boston: Richard G. Badger / The Gorham Press, 1903. Boston: Richard G. Badger / The Gorham Press. 1903. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1903. Hardcover with paper labels on the front cover and the spine in the rare original plain wax dust jacket, 52 pp., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy in Fair dust jacket, previous owner has tipped and old column about Cather to the front flyleaf, slight waviness to the first couple of pages, some off-setting and tannish blotches to the rear endpapers, a bit of rubbing or wear to the tips of the book's covers, some loss to the paper spine-label, dust jacket is lacking the rear inner flap, wear to the dust jacket including creasing, tearing, and loss. Book is housed in removable mylar. Cather wrote most of this work while she was residing in Pittsburgh. We've never had a copy in the dust jacket before.

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        L'Indochine

      Imprimerie Nationale, Paris 1903 - First edition, 4to, pp. xxxv, [1], 436; 40 sepia-toned heliogravure plates; original printed front wrapper bound in; ca. 1968-72 native Vietnamese full blue calf, gilt lettering on gilt-decorated spine; near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schweiz. Photographische Blätter. 1. Jahrgang.

      Basel, Schweiz. photograph. Blätter, 1903. 4°, Fronti., 168 S. XXVI Tafeln m. Orig.-Photographien., zahlr. Textabb., Privat-HLwd. der Zeit., Schmuckvs., Berieben, Stempel auf Fronti., min. stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 539. Exemplar des Verbandes. Der Band vereint 12. Hefte des 1. Jahrgangs. Von den XXVI Tafeln sind 15 Originalphotographien v.: R. Birkhäuser, H. Boner, Oscar Bein, Ad. Ziegler, E. Lichtenhahn u. F. Dachselt. Mit zahlr. Werbungen der Zeit rund ums Photographieren.

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        Die Malereien der Katakomben Roms. Text u. Tafelband (2 Bde., compl.).

      Freiburg, Herder, 1903 - 2°, XIX (1) 596 S., 54 Textabb.; 2 Bl., 267 teilw. farb. Abb., Kart. u. HLwd.-Mappe, Bibliotheksschild a, Rücken. Titelbl. m. Stempel u. Sign., min fingerfleckig, jede Tafel ebenfalls gestempelt, einige Taf. mit kleine Randläsuren, insgesamt gebrauchspurig, min. fingerfleckig - gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe des seltenen und bis heute nicht überholten Grundlagenwerks. - Joseph Wilpert (1857-1944 in Rom), Priester, Christlicher Archäologe. Schon zu Beginn seiner Arbeit in den Katakomben erkannte Wilpert die Unzulänglichkeit der bis dahin umlaufenden Abbildungen, die er als Ursache der von ihm als falsch angesehenen Deutungen ausmachte. So stellte er sich die Veröffentlichung zuverlässiger Abbildungen als eine seiner Lebensaufgaben. In der Folgezeit nahm er daher über Jahre hinweg alle Strapazen auf sich, um in den engen Gängen der Katakomben vor den Originalen Fotografien und zuverlässige Kopien der Malereien herzustellen. Nachdem er eine Reihe von Einzeluntersuchungen, Fallstudien und grundsätzlichen Überlegungen vorab veröffentlicht hatte, konnte er 1903 das Ergebnis in zwei Foliobänden mit Abbildungen in einer bis dahin unerreichten und auf lange Zeit nicht übertroffenen Qualität, gleichzeitig in einer deutschen und einer italienischen Ausgabe, vorlegen. Wilpert hat sich stets um eine Deutung der Darstellungen bemüht, die sich streng an die erkennbaren Spuren hielt. Hierin hat er gegenüber seinen Vorgängern beachtliche Fortschritte erzielt. Doch blieb seine Interpretation frühchristlicher Kunstwerke als unmittelbare Verbildlichungen von kirchlichen Glaubensvorstellungen, die er wohl schon aus dem Unterricht an der Innsbrucker Universität mitgenommen hatte, davon unberührt. Dies und seine mit dem Gros der damaligen Christlichen Archäologen geteilte Tendenz, auch alltägliche Szenen einer biblischen Erzählung oder einem kirchlichen Brauch zuzuordnen, wurde schon zu seinen Lebzeiten von vielen Forschern abgelehnt. Seine viel zu frühe Datierung vor allem der Katakombenmalereien hatte ihn zu der Überzeugung gebracht, dass der Ursprung aller christlichen Kunst in Rom zu suchen sei. Diese Überzeugung führte ihn zu einer Abwertung der Kunsterzeugnisse der östlichen Reichshälfte, die, wie seine Datierungen auch, schon von manchen seiner Zeitgenossen korrigiert wurde. 22000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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