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        Tab 48 Amylocarpus Settipirnatus

      Published in Brussels in 1903 - A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph of a tropical palm by João Barbosa Rodrigues (1842-1909) from his breathtaking book "Sertum Palmarum Brasiliensium". This book was published in Brussels in 1903. This print is of superior quality on bright, crisp paper and in good condition overall with some foxing, staining and creasing in margins. Director of the botanical gardens and Professor of Botany at the University of Rio de Janiero, João Barbosa Rodrigues was a highly respected scientist, researcher and illustrator who did much to advance knowledge of Brazilian natural history and habitat. Early nineteenth-century European and American explorers had frequently mentioned the large variety of palms to be found in South America, most noted among them the German naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt. He described the overwhelming impression made by “that vigour and freshness of vegetable life which characterizes the climate of the tropics” and singled out a particular need for “a large number of separate studies of the foliage of trees; of leafy, flowering, or fruitbearing stems; or prostrate trunks.” Less that one hundred years later, João Barbosa Rodrigues answered Humboldt’s call in this, perhaps one of his finest publications, depicting the palms of Brazil. His illustrations contain both scientific and aesthetic appeal and delineate the various stages of growth of the palm. However, the publication is also significant in that is was completed by a native Brazilian rather than a European or American botanist and thus shows the growing interest and growth in science in both the New World as well as the Old World.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Central Asia and Tibet. Towards the Holy City of Lassa With 420 Illustrations from Drawings and Photographs, Eight Full-page Coloured Illustrations from Paintings,and Five Maps, mostly by the Author.

      London 1903 - Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 2 vols., [xvii], 608, [xiv], [2], 664pp, folding maps at end of each volume, (vol.1 map torn and repaired), size 7¿ (w) x 9½¿ (h), recently rebound in red quarter calf, spine with gilt titles, dentelles and lines, red cloth boards, library stamps on front endpaper of each volume, occasional minor spotting and offsetting, but otherwise clean. A handsome copy of this important account of travel in Asia and Tibet by the Swedish explorer and artist covering his journey from Stockholm to the heart of Asia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celsus Books]
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        Tab 60 Englerophoenix Attaleoides

      Published in Brussels in 1903 - A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph of a tropical palm by João Barbosa Rodrigues (1842-1909) from his breathtaking book "Sertum Palmarum Brasiliensium". This book was published in Brussels in 1903. This print is of superior quality on bright, crisp paper and in good condition overall with some foxing, staining and creasing in margins. Director of the botanical gardens and Professor of Botany at the University of Rio de Janiero, João Barbosa Rodrigues was a highly respected scientist, researcher and illustrator who did much to advance knowledge of Brazilian natural history and habitat. Early nineteenth-century European and American explorers had frequently mentioned the large variety of palms to be found in South America, most noted among them the German naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt. He described the overwhelming impression made by “that vigour and freshness of vegetable life which characterizes the climate of the tropics” and singled out a particular need for “a large number of separate studies of the foliage of trees; of leafy, flowering, or fruitbearing stems; or prostrate trunks.” Less that one hundred years later, João Barbosa Rodrigues answered Humboldt’s call in this, perhaps one of his finest publications, depicting the palms of Brazil. His illustrations contain both scientific and aesthetic appeal and delineate the various stages of growth of the palm. However, the publication is also significant in that is was completed by a native Brazilian rather than a European or American botanist and thus shows the growing interest and growth in science in both the New World as well as the Old World.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Tab 8 Socratea Philonotia

      Brussels 1903 - João Barbosa Rodrigues (1842-1909) Illustrated plate from Sertum Palmarum Brasiliensium Brussels: 1903 Chromolithograph Framed size: 31 1/2" x 23 1/4" Director of the botanical gardens and Professor of Botany at the University of Rio de Janiero, João Barbosa Rodrigues was a highly respected scientist, researcher and illustrator who did much to advance knowledge of Brazilian natural history and habitat. Early nineteenth-century European and American explorers had frequently mentioned the large variety of palms to be found in South America, most noted among them the German naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt. He described the overwhelming impression made by “that vigour and freshness of vegetable life which characterizes the climate of the tropics” and singled out a particular need for “a large number of separate studies of the foliage of trees; of leafy, flowering, or fruitbearing stems; or prostrate trunks.” Less that one hundred years later, João Barbosa Rodrigues answered Humboldt’s call in this, perhaps one of his finest publications, depicting the palms of Brazil. His illustrations contain both scientific and aesthetic appeal and delineate the various stages of growth of the palm. However, the publication is also significant in that is was completed by a native Brazilian rather than a European or American botanist and thus shows the growing interest and growth in science in both the New World as well as the Old World.

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        THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD.

      - A tale, supposed to be written by himself. Pp. [iv]+212(last colophon), printed in red & black, frontispiece portrait etching (signed in pencil by the artist, Harry George Webb), decorative initials and borders; full limp vellum, spine lettered in black (the publisher's imprint slightly faded at foot of spine), the vellum a trifle soiled; all edges uncut; ribbon marker; a little light foxing; The Caradoc Press, Chiswick, 1903. One of 360 numbered copies on Kelmscott paper. Tomkinson 9; Ransom 9. *The Caradoc Press was founded in 1899 by Harry George Webb and his wife, Hesba.

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        Christ Trampling on Satan]

      [London 1903 - A determined Christ walks over the vanquished Satan This fascinating engraving, after a Blake drawing, depicts a muscular and single-minded Christ with a bow in one hand and arrow in the other walking on the beard and chest of Satan, who despite his lifeless eyes reaches for Christ's bow. Blake's Christ is more reminiscent of Hercules or Gilgamesh than the Christ known to us through church iconography and his Satan reminds us more of Zeus than Christianity's Devil. Archibald Russell in The Engravings of William Blake (Houghton Mifflin, 1912) that this image illustrates a passage in Paradise Lost (Bk.VI, 763), but was an allegory for the triumph of imagination or creativity over reason. Thomas Butts, senior (1757-1845) and junior (1788-1862), were both given drawing and engraving lessons by Blake starting in March 1806. They produced a number of plates from Blake's designs although his level of direct involvement can only be estimated. The present plate was sold by the Butts' descendants at Sotheby's, lot 20, 24 June, 1903. The plate was acquired shortly after the auction by Edward J. Shaw of Walsall. He apparently had printed a number of impressions by December 1903. These are the earliest recorded impressions of this plate (other than a single impression sold with the plate at the auction). The plate remained in Shaw's possession until 1925 when it was sold at Sotheby's (29 July, lot lot158) to Mansfield. The New York dealers E.Weyhe, bought a number of impressions (and possibly the plate itself) as they still had multiple copies for sale as late as 1965. Essick records 18 copies of this print, on various paper types, but no order of precedence is given, and he had not seen any `proof' impressions. Essick The Separate Plates of William Blake. Engraving, by Thomas Butts, after Blake. Laid paper. First and only state. Hand written in ink, upper right corner "Cent quatre vingt septieme 187" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Masterpieces selected from the Korin School. With biographical Sketches of the Artists of the School and some critical Descriptions. Vols. I and II [NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER]

      Shimbi Shoin 1903-1904, Tokyo - Original folding portfolio in heavy raw silk lined with soft blue gold flaked rice paper and with title label in black and red lettering pasted on. Two ivory toggles on cords and receptacles on the opposing side. Each portfolio contains an original decorated fabric binding with Japanese style waves and gold and red lettering on front cover. Two decorative purple ties on front joint. All edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. Each volume signed by the publisher, a limited edition of 1000 copies, these volumes numbered 530 and 517 respectively. About 20 pages of preliminary text in volume I along with a short biography of Korin Ogata. 61 numbered plates in the two volumes including woodcuts and colotypes. This includes a reproductions of a twelve-panel iris screens in stunning color (plates 49 and 50) (the original is in the Nezu Museum). Minor age-wear on portfolios with closed tears along front joints and minor soiling on covers. Portfolios in overall good+, bindings and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Mary Schweidler, the Amber Witch. The Most Interesting Trial for Witchcraft Ever Known. Printed from an Imperfect Manuscript by Her Father, Abraham Schweidler, the Pastor of Coserow in the Island of Usedom

      London: The Vale Press 1903 - One of only 10 copies printed throughout on pure vellum, in a full leather binding. Small folio, full maroon crushed levant; multiple gilt fillet borders, with gilt arabesques in centers and in corners. Back gilt with floral sprays; inner dentelles gilt by Zaehnsdorf. This binding has on the rear paste-down endpaper a small gold seal featuring a bookbinder. This seal was used by Zaehnsdorf only on their finest book-bindings. A magnificent work preserved in a binding of matching beauty. 156 pp. Woodcut border and decorations by Charles Ricketts. The first English edition was published in 1844, this being the first Vale Press edition. An exceptionally fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Le poison des pierreries. Compositions de Georges Rochegrosse gravées à l' eau-forte en couleurs par E. Decisy. Lettre-Préface de l' Auteur.

      Paris, Librairie des Amateurs. A. Ferroud. F. Ferroud successeur. 1903 - In 4 ( 286 x 205 mm ) de: titre, faux titre, 82 pp et 5 ff nc. 18 gravures dont 6 hors textes. Toutes les gravures sont en 3 états avec une suite en noir et en couleurs avec remarques. Reliure en Maroquin rouge, plats ornés d' une mosaique de hampes florales; Dos à 4 nerfs ornés de même. Double filet doré sur les coupes. Tranches dorées sur témoins. Doublure de maroquin violine mosaiqué d' un large encadrement de fleurs Contregardes de brocart de ton fuschia. Couverture et dos conservés. Superbe exemplaire : un des 12 exemplaires du tirage spécial sur velin de Hollande dans une extraodinaire reliure mosaiquée art nouveau de Blanchetiére - Bretault. EXEMPLAIRE PROVENANT DE LA BIBLIOTEQUE DE MAURICE CHEVALIER ( Numéro 102 de sa vente ).

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        ABC periodico. Desde el número 2 al 79 ambos inclusive. AÑO1903

      Madrid 1903 - 8 págs. Cada uno 40x28 Encuadernados juntos holandesa, lomo tela el nº2 con margenes hojas mal estado enviamos foto El resto de los números en buen estado.

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        Le Poison des pierreries. Compositions de Georges Rochegrosse gravées à l"eau-forte en couleurs par E. Decisy. Lettre-préface de l"auteur.

      Paris: Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud, F. Ferroud succ., 1903 - Edition tirée à 312 exemplaires, celui-ci l"un des 240 sur vélin d"Arches (n° 91), initialé par l"éditeur, in-4; [iv: faux-titre, justification, page de titre], iii, [i], 82p.; 18 compositions en couleurs de Rochegrosse dont 6 hors-texte, 4 encadrements floraux en couleurs hors-texte (ces encadrements ne sont pas présents ailleurs). Très belle reliure signée Affolter en maroquin caramel, plats encadrés de multiples filets dorés bordant une frise de flots grecs, palmettes aux coins, dos à nerfs orné, large bordure de filets grecs sur les contreplats. Doubles gardes dont une de moire caramel, couvertures illustrées d"une eau forte conservées. Tranches dorées sur témoins. Superbe exemplaire de cet ouvrage, remarquable symbiose entre le texte de Mauclair, l"illustration de Rochegrosse et la reliure d"Affolter. Carteret IV, 268. Monod 7862. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        TRATADO DE MEDICINA LEGAL Y TOXICOLOGÍA CLÍNICA Y MÉDICO-LEGAL, por el Dr. Médico Forense [.] 1ª edición. Con un prefacio del Dr. P. Brouardel. Traducción castellana enriquecida con notas, referencias á la legislación española vigente y un prólogo por Luis Comenge. I. Medicina Legal. II. Toxicología

      - Barcelona. José Espasa, editor. s.a. (ca. 1903). Dos volúmenes. O.C. 4º mayor, xxiv-912pp, vii-816pp. Con 160 grabados xilográficos al texto. Holandesa piel y tela estampadas en seco del editor en planos y lomera, guardas enteladas en seda, charnelas, cortes jaspeados. Magnífico ejemplar, sin uso. Notas al texto a pie página. CCPB000637856-0.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monografía histórica de la VILLA DE IRUN / Escrita por el Inspector de Archivos Municipales de Guipúzcoa, Don. .(Obra publicada por encargo y a expensas de esta Noble y Leal, Muy Benemérita y Generosa y Heróica Villa de Irún.)

      - Irún: Tip. de la Vda. de B. Valverde, 1903.- VIII,210 p.: Escudo de armas de Irún a todo color, tres láminas fotográficas en negro e ilustraciones intercaladas en el texto; 4º (25 cm.) Media Piel.- MUY RARO. La última página algo enpolvada, pero en general se encuentra en perfecto estado. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        SOCHINENIIA i PISMA

      St. Petersburg, 1903-06. - 8 volumes, original publishers cloth. . Vg - fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE VENTURE, An Annual of Art and Literature (signed)

      John Baillie's / Pear Tree Press, London 1903 - Contains the first English language appearance of Maugham's "Marriages Are Made In Heaven," as well as prose/poetry contributions and illustrations by a variety of writers and artists, including A.E. Housman, Thomas Hardy, G.K. Chesterton, John Masefield, Havelock Ellis, Charles S. Ricketts, Reginald Savage, T. Sturge Moore, Lucien Pissarro, Bernard Sleigh, E. Gordon Craig, Louise Glazier, Elinor Monsell, Paul Woodroffe, Sydney Lee and others. Pictorial paper over boards, linen spine, pictorial end papers, woodcut frontispiece byt Charles Hazelwood Shannon. Darkening to board edges, bumped/worn corners/spine ends, some moderate soil/darkening to end papers, cracked hinges w/front hinge partially separated. Text block cleran and tight. A relatively fragile item made seriously collectible by the presence of Maugham's signature. Scarce signed. Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Augustine Funnell Books]
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        THE CROSSBOW: MEDIEVAL AND MODERN. MILITARY AND SPORTING. ITS

      Longmans, Green, and Co 1903 - Payne-Gallwey, Sir Ralph. THE CROSSBOW: MEDIEVAL AND MODERN. MILITARY AND SPORTING. ITS CONSTRUCTION HISTORY AND MANAGEMENT. WITH A TREATISE ON THE BALISTA AND CATAPULT OF THE ANCIENTS. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903. 328pp., index, 220 illustrations. Also included: APPENDIX TO THE BOOK OF THE CROSSBOW AND ANCIENT PROJECTILES. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1907. 28 illustrations. 4to. Three-quarter leather/green buckram, 5 raised bands, spine stamped in gold, aeg, marbled end papers. Original black cloth cover and spine bound-in at the rear. Binding by Leonard Mounteney who worked for R.R. Donnelley. "With the Author's kind regards" written in ink on the second blank page. The lower corner tips are a little rubbed along the bottom edges, otherwise this is a Very Fine leatherbound hardcover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Recherches sur une Proprieté Nouvelle de la Matière. Activité Radiante Spontanee ou Radioactivité de la Matiere

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1903 - Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences, Vol. 46. With 13 collotype plates. [4], 360, [4] pp. Original printed boards, section missing from foot of spine, edges foxed. ---- Dibner, Heralds of Science 163; Sparrow 20; PMM 393; Honeyman I, 263; Norman 159. - The first printing of Becquerel's landmark treatise on radioactivity, taking up the entire issue of the Memoires de l'Academie des Sciences de l'Institut de France, Vol. 46. Printing and the Mind of Man, 393, calls this "His definitive work, containing, a chronological narrative of his investigations, his mature conclusions and a bibliography of 214 treatises on radioactivity, dating from his first paper in 1896." He and the Curies shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics. The photographs reproduced in collotype at the rear of the work provide dramatic evidence of uranium radiation (originally called "Becquerel Rays") on his lab plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gorham Golf Book

      The Gorham Manufacturing Co. Printed by Cheltenham Press, New York 1903 - 16mo. 10.5 by 6.5 cm. 148 pp. With sixteen mounted color plates of golfers through the ages. Scarce title, with only two copies located on OCLC (New York Public Library, Bibliotheek Universiteit, Amsterdam). Produced by the well-known silverware company, this is a compact handy guide to the game, laying out the rules, etiquette and technical terms of the game, providing a historic overview, listing champions and leading amateurs, and furnishing other assorted miscellany. With the never-ending innovation and evolution of the game and its various paraphernalia, the information contained herein is likely to be a mix of the familiar and novel to even to many seasoned, dyed-in-the-wool golfers, and therein lies its fun. The plates, in the meantime, provide some levity, with their gentle caricaturing of golfers. Clean within, with the lightest of wear on the soft leather binding. Chamois or Limp Suede (Leather) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        LES MONUMENTS ARABES DE TLEMCEN. Ouvrage publié sous les auspices du Gouvernement de l'Algerie. Contenant 30 planches hors texte phototypie et 82 illustrations dans le texte.

      Albert Fontemoing, Paris 1903 - 25x18, 358p, 82 ils. b/n en texto y plena pág, 30 láms fots. Hol, lomo con dorados (algo roz.). - Primera edición. Tlemcen es una ciudad antigua del noroeste de Argelia, próxima a la frontera con Marruecos. Monografía sobre sus edificios, cuyo principal interés reside, según los autores, en su evidente parentesco con los monumentos andaluces. 1903

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        E. M. Lilien. Sonderabdruck aus: Judische Kunstler herausgegeben von Martin Buber. Juedischer Verlag, Berlin, 1903

      Judsicher Verlarg, Berlin SW. 47, Germany 1903 - Pages: [6], 78 -103 [5]. Printed on very high quality paper in a large format, with many illustrations. This Sonderabruck [= special offprint] of a larger work printed the same year is indeed special. This is the part that is devoted exclusively to Lilien and it is in very good condition. The dimensions of this work are greater than the scanner's glass platen so the images you see here are cut off. The actual pages are larger, with bigger margins. Lilien, Ephraim Mose, 1874-1925. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen. Herausgegeben im Auftrage der Savigny-Stiftung von F. Liebermann. 3 Bände in 4 Bänden. - Band 1: Text und Übersetzung. - Band 2.1: Wörterbuch. - Band 2.2: Rechts- und Sachglossar. - Band 3: Einleitung zu jedem Stück; Erklärungen zu einzelnen Stellen.,

      Halle a. S.: Max Niemeyer 1903-1916. - LXII, 675, (1); VIII, ,253, (1); 256-758; 356 Seiten. Angelsächsische Gesetze / Gesetzestexte mit zugehöriger angelsächsischer, deutscher und lateinischer Parallelübersetzung. Teils dreispaltig gesetzt, mit umfangreichem kritischem Fußnotenapparat. - Ausgeschiedene Bibliotheksexemplare (ex-library copies) mit Rückensignaturen, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf den Titelblättern sowie wenigen Seiten. - Einbände leicht berieben und etwas angestaubt. Buchrücken schwach ausgeblichen. Ecken teils etwas bestoßen. Bände im Bund etwas gelockert. Papier gebräunt. Vorsatzpapiere sowie erste und letzte Blätter teilweise etwas braunfleckig. - Bei Band 1 Buchrücken oben angeplatzt und wenige Anstreichungen und Anmerkungen in Bleistift. Bei Band 2 Buchrücken unten etwas angeplatzt. Bei Band 3 Hinterdeckel mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren (Buntpapierbezug und Vorsatzpapier leicht gewellt). - Insgesamt ordentliche und gut erhaltene Exemplare. - Bindings slightly rubbed and a bit dusted. Spines faded. Edges partly bumped. Papier browned. The first and the last pages partly a bit foxed. Volume 1: Spine slightly split and some pages with pencil underlinings and marginalia. Volume 2: Spine slightly split. Volume 3: Rear board damaged caused by water. - Good copies. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 6725 4° (25 - 35 cm). Orig.-Halbleinenband mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel und Marmorbuntpapierbezügen. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of Greece; from The Earliest Period to The Close of The Generation Contemporary With Alexander The Great

      London: John Murray, 1903. NEW EDITION. 10 vols., 7-3/8" x 5-1/8", engraved frontis in volume 1. Bound in full blue calf, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red morocco spine labels, covers ruled in gilt, gilt school crest on all front covers, gilt dentelles, hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine.

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        MAN'S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co.. Very Good+. 1903. Hardcover. Light wear to extremities. Bookplate laid in, detached from front pastedown with markings ; The stars and man's place amongst them. Two maps ; 8vo; 326 pages .

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        HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS.|A

      London, England: John C. Nimmo, 1903. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, gilt-stamped illustrations on front cover, top edge cut, other edges uncut. small 4to. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, gilt-stamped illustrations on front cover, top edge cut, other edges uncut. xx,318; vi,288; iv,281+(1); vi;258; iv,232; iv,252 pages. 6 Volumes. Fifth edition. Raymond Irwin, British Bird Books: an INdex to British Ornithology (London: Grafton & Co., 1951), 301. Prefaces to 5th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st editions. Introduction by the author. Each volume with table of contents. Appendix of species added since the previous edition and index in Volume 6. Frontispiece in each volume and over 400 hand-colored plates. According to Paragon Review 5, posted on the website of the University of Hull's Brynmor Jones Library website, Morris (1810-93) was an Anglican clergyman with an avid interest in natural history who published a number of works on that subject. Charles Kofoid notes that Morris coupled his interest in natural history with a vigorous antipathy to Darwinism. See Kofoid, "Francis Orpen Morris: Ornithologist and Anti-Darwinist" in Auk 55:3 (July-September 1938), 496-500. Covers scuffed and bumped at corners. Some hinges cracked. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper of first volume.

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        The Call of the Wild

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903 Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Charles Edward Hooper. First edition, first printing. Publisher's decorative olive green cloth designed by the unidentified designer with the monogram "CX," with three panel illustrations of sled dogs and their masters in the Yukon to the front board in red, white, and black, illustration of a sled dog to the spine in red, white, and black, lettered in gilt, gilt top edges, blue pictorial endpapers illustrated by Hooper, pictorial title page illustrated by Hooper. Near fine, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, light rubbing to the front board and spine, bright gilt, a hint of rubbing to the hinges, slight lean to the spine, bright and fresh interior. Overall, a tight and attractive copy. BAL 11876. Originally published serially in The Saturday Evening Post in 1903, The Call of the Wild is the story of a domesticated dog harnessing his wild instincts during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon Territory. The novel is written from the point of view of the main character Buck, a St. Bernard-Scotch Collie, who is stolen from his happy home in California and, after being mistreated by a series of handlers along the way, is taken to the Klondike region of Canada to be trained to work as a sled dog. Although he struggles to adapt to pack life, Buck quickly proves himself, becomes pack leader, and eventually finds a new, benevolent owner, with whom he remains until the owner's death, at which point Buck goes completely "into the wild." In 1906, London published the companion novel White Fang, the thematic opposite of The Call of the Wild; while The Call of the Wild concerns a dog's natural wild instincts, White Fang is about an undomesticated creature's ability to be tamed.. Illus. by Goodwin, Philip R.; Bulll, Charles Livingston; Hooper, Charles Edward. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Portrait of an American Gentleman

      Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin A MAGNIFICENT NEOCLASSICAL PROFILE BY THE HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED PORTRAITIST, CHARLES BALTHAZAR JULIEN FEVRET de SAINT-MEMIN Black and white chalk on pink paper 27 ¼" x 20 ¾" Provenance: Stan V. Henkels, Philadelphia; Joseph Sabin, ca. 1903; R. T. Haines Halsey; Parke Bernet, New York, November 12, 1943, lot 248; W. Jacobs; Richard W. Lehne, New York, ca. 1944; Helen and Louis Appell, York, Pennsylvania. Literature: Ellen G. Miles, Saint-Mémin and the Neoclassical Profile Portrait in America, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, no. 862; Brooklyn Museum, Early American Paintings, Brooklyn, New York, 1971, p.78, cat. no. 81; illustrated in Bolton, Saint-Mémin, p.167, cat. no. 22; and Bolton, Crayon Portraits, p.69, cat. no. 66. . Book.

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        American Bookbindings in the Library of Henry William Poor. Illustrated in Gold-leaf and Colors by Edward Bierstadt

      George D. Smith, Marion Press, New York. 1903. First Edition, small 4to, [xvi],77pp., limited to 238 copies, this being no. 10 of 35 numbered copies on Imperial Japan paper, 39 coloured plates (some offsetting), bookplate of Frederick Norton Finny, re-cased, orig. cloth, gilt, extremities lightly rubbed, uncut. George D. Smith produced this elaborate catalogue for Poor, whose collection of bindings was one of the most important ever formed by an American. The sale of the Poor library took place in 1908-09 and the catalogue is illustrated with over 100 plates. This catalogue is beautifully produced and many of the plates are printed with as many as ten colours.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
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        The Strenuous Life.

      NY, The Century Co., 1903 - NY, The Century Co., 1903, early edition. Brown cloth with leather label, TEG, includes essays and addresses, with frontispiece photo portrait of Roosevelt, this copy Inscribed by Roosevelt ("Lyman L. Pierce Esq./with regards of/Theodore Roosevelt"), Pierce was considered the originator of the fund-raising campaign, he was widely regarded as one of the country's foremost philanthropic fund raisers, conducting the first ever capital campaign for the YMCA raising more than $60 million in the early 1900s, laid in loosely is one of Pierce's business cards as General Secretary of the Washington, D. C. YMCA. Minor wear, else about fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        Miniature Painters British and Foreign with Some Account of Those Who Practiced in America in The Eighteenth Century

      NY: E. P. Dutton & Co, 1903. EDITION ROYALE. 2 volumes, folio, 13-7/8" x 10-3/8", limited to 10 numbered copies of which this is #3 and signed by Foster, heavily illustrated, hand colored frontis in each volume. Bound in full blue morocco, ribbed floral gilt decorated spines, covers elaborately ruled and paneled in gilt, gilt dentelles, red morocco doublures, light blue silk morie endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut, by Stikeman & Co.. Each volume housed in a blue morocco edged open ended slipcase, edges of slipcase worn.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Plays for an Irish Theatre

      London: A. H. Bullen, (Volume 5 also Dublin: Maunsel & Co., Ltd.,), 1903, 1904, 1904, 1905, 1907. Volume 1: Where There is Nothing. Volume 2: The Hour-Glass, Cathleen Ni Houlihan, The Pot of Broth. Volume 3: The King's Threshold, On Baile's Strand. Volume 4: The Well of the Saints, by J. M. Synge, with an Introduction by W. B. Yeats. Volume 5: Dierdre. 5 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth backed boards, pale blue paper sides, white paper title label to spines. Spines and corners rubbed, general light tanning and a few marks to covers, some spotting or tanning to early and late leaves; overall a good sound set. First edition thus, the complete set of Plays for an Irish Theatre; volumes 1-3 are the first UK editions of six of Yeats's plays, volume 4 is the first UK edition of Synge's play "The Well of the Saints", and volume 5 the first edition Yeats's play "Deirdre". Scarce complete.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ahab and other Poems

      Chiswick Press, London 1903 - One of only 150 copies on hand-made paper. A nice unsophisticated copy free of ownership or other markings. Japan vellum jacket over wraps. ; 4to ; Additional images and further information provided upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc.]
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        Halford's Dry Fly Series, complete, comprising:] Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice [with:] Dry-Fly Entomology [with:] Making a Fishery [and:] An Angler's Autobiography

      London: Vinton, 1902-1903 - A complete set of Halford's "Dry Fly Series", in uniform publisher's cloth. The first title is inscribed to W.H. Pope, acknowledged by Halford in the preface as one of the "best dry-fly fishermen of the day." With Nathaniel Lloyd, Pope "undertook the arduous task of reading through the book and making full notes of any points on which they could suggest improvements on the text of the older editions." An Angler's Autobiography, one of Halford's most engaging works, was published as the fourth volume of this series. Outstanding set of the classic angling writings of Halford 4 vols., Large 8vo. With plates (many hand colored). Original blue cloth titled in gilt. Fine set, first title a presentation copy inscribed by the author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Osteuropäische und ostasiatische Streifzüge Ethnologische und historisch-topographische Studien zur Geschichte des 9. und 10. Jahrhunderts (ca. 840-940)

      Theodor Weicher, Leipzig, 1903. 1., 557, Einband wasserfleckig, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestossen, Rücken berieben, innen gut, fest, sauber, keine Anstreichungen , Zustand: befriedigend. Mit unterstützung der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin Hinweis: Wir versenden als Brief im Luftpolsterumschlag, bzw. Päckchen/Paket. Auf Wunsch verschicken wir als Büchersendung (bis 500g 1,50 Euro, bis 1000g 2,20 Euro in Deutschland), allerdings kann hier die Laufzeit bis zu 2 Wochen betragen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinbrenner - Der Bücherhof]
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        Bijutsukan Shuppin Zuroku, The Reproductions of the Exhibitions in the Fine Art Building of the Fifth National Industrial Exhibition

      Kobe: Kansei Shashin Seihan Insatsu Goshigaisha,, 1903.. Pictorial and printed cloth. Fine in a new solander box made by L.J. Dillon. . Oblong folio, 18 pp. of text + 335 full page black and white plates with hundreds of illustrations. OCLC locates 1 copy at the National Art Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

      [Bookseller: Richard L. Press, Fine and Scholarly Boo]
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        BRITISH ATLAS. MAPS AND CHARTS ACCOMPANYING THE CASE OF GREAT BRITAIN and others (see description below)

      Alaskan Boundary Tribunal 1903 - Rare and historic find here! PLEASE read entire description before bidding or buying! These were used by the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal to determine the boundaries between Canada and Alaska. I believe there were only a few hundred ever published. Lot or set of 4 large sized hard covers, each measures about 15 ½ x 19 inches! Condition unless otherwise mentioned: inside pages are good, some rough edges, minor blemishes, I see nothing bad enough to note. Covers show moderate to heavy wear with lots of light blemishes, scuffs and scratches, more wear to cover edges. These do have a storage scent, it is obvious but not overpowering and they might air out a bit. Bindings are a bit weak, as should be expected for books this age and size. A couple minor Law Association owner stamps to front pages, most are noted as having been received by the Dept of State, US. First is BRITISH ATLAS. MAPS AND CHARTS ACCOMPANYING THE CASE OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1904, 35 maps though the contents claim 37, 2 omitted. Next is UNITED STATES ATLAS. MAPS AND CHARTS ACCOMPANYING THE CASE AND COUNTER CASE OF THE UNITED STATES, 1904, about 47 maps. Then, ATLAS ACCOMPANYING THE CASE OF THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL CONVENED AT LONDON, 1903, this is in the worst condition, inside is okay though pages have minor blemishes and somewhat ragged edges, maps seem okay, binding weak and a split inside front cover, the first couple blank pages are loose but present. Cloth cover faces are off and the boards are exposed, spine is gone, back cover loose but present. 25 maps. And finally, ATLAS OF AWARD. TWENTY-FIVE SECTIONAL MAPS AND INDEX MAP SHOWING THE LINE FIXED BY THE TRIBUNAL, 1904. 25 maps I believe. If you collect Alaskan history items, Canadian history items or are interested in international boundary politics and disputes you won’t find much better collectibles than these! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: iart]
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        INFERNO] VISION OF HELL, and THE VISION OF PURGATORY AND PARADISE. Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary

      London, Paris, New York & Melbourne Cassell and Company Limited 1903 - 2 volumes. With Critical and Explanatory Notes, Life of Dante, and Chronology. With 135 extraordinary Gustave Dore engravings on plates including an impressive portrait of Dante. Folio, finely bound in handsome contemporary bindings of maroon morocco over burgundy cloth covered boards, the spine with fine gilt tooling at the head and tail, gilt tooled and gilt bordered sectional compartment lettered in gilt, the endpapers and page edges marbled. xxiv, 183; xii, 337 pp. A fine and very attractive set of this great work. The pages are still clean and fresh and the fine bindings are sturdy and solid and very well preserved. A VERY HANDSOME SET IN MOROCCO BINDINGS. Dore’s huge and spectacular illustrations bring Dante’s visions to life in a style and manner to satisfy artistic appetites both subtle and grotesque. A truly grand example of the art of metal plate engraving. The sheer mass of the text blocks in these magnificent folios has left many copies broken or disbound. This set is unusually sturdy and tight and uncommonly clean as well. "Dante’s theme, the greatest yet attempted in poetry, was to explain and justify the Christian cosmos through the allegory of a pilgrimage. To him comes Virgil, the symbol of philosophy, to guide him through the two lower realms of the next world, which are divided according to the classifications of the ‘Ethics’ of Aristotle. Hell is seen as an inverted cone with its point where lies Lucifer fixed in ice at the centre of the world, and the pilgrimage from it is a climb to the foot of and then up the Purgatorial Mountain. Along the way Dante passes Popes, Kings and Emperors, poets, warriors and citizens of Florence, expiating the sins of their life on earth. On the summit is the Earthly Paradise where Beatrice meets them and Virgil departs. Dante is now led through the various spheres of heaven, and the poem ends with a vision of the Deity. The audacity of his theme, the success of its treatment, the beauty and majesty of his verse, have ensured that his poem never lost its reputation. The picture of divine justice is entirely unclouded by Dante’s own political prejudices, and his language never falls short of what he describes." PMM [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        C'est D'Aucassin et de Nicolete

      Hammersmith: Eragny Press, 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Limited to 230 copies.

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        ADVENTURES OF GERARD (Fine, Square Copy of the First Edition)

      London: Newnes, 1903. Doyle, A(rthur) Conan. ADVENTURES OF GERARD. London: Newnes, [1903]. Illustrations by W. B. Wollen. FIRST EDITION. A Fine, square copy with only the most minimal wear, really as nice as it gets. In original publisher's cloth decorated in gilt. Small blind-stamp of W. H. Smith & Son, London on front free endpaper. Doyle had bigger and better heroes, of course, but none so comical and hilariously portrayed as is vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier serving during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he's the best soldier and lover that ever lived and all his deeds are efforts to prove it. As with the Sherlock Holmes stories, Brigadier Gerard first appeared in the Strand Magazine in stories published between 1900-1903. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES was produced just one year before in a similar size and format. Surprisingly scarce in collector's condition and a worthy addition to a Conan Doyle collection.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by W. B. Wollen.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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        Ansicht von Notre-Dame de Paris mit Seine.

      . Aquarell, Feder und Pinsel in Schwarz, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, links unten signiert und datiert "D. Matzel-Joh. 25.". Ca. 28,6:20,9 cm. Knickfalte Ecke rechts oben geglättet.. Die früh verstorbene Malerin und Graphikerin Dorothea Maetzel-Johannsen erlitt durch eine Gelenkrheumatismus-Erkrankung als Kind ein Herzleiden. 1903-1907 bildete sie sich an der Gewerbeschule Hamburg mit dem Abschluß als Zeichenlehrerin aus. Anschließend war sie an der Städtischen Mädchenschule in Schleswig tätig. 1910 heiratete sie den Architekten, Maler und Graphiker E. Maetzel (1877-1955). In den folgenden Jahren hielt sie sich wiederholt in Berlin auf. Dort 1918 kurze Ausbildung bei L. Corinth (1858-1924) und Umzug nach Hamburg, wo sie sich gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann an der Gründung der Hamburgischen Sezession beteiligte. 1923 erhielt sie durch Gustav Pauli, dem Direktor der Hamburger Kunsthalle, den Auftrag, vier große Wandbilder für den Vorraum zum großen Vortragssaal der Kunsthalle zu gestalten. 1925 fast halbjährige Reise nach Paris und Chartres sowie 1929 nach Kassel, wo sie sich durch die Behandlung bei einem Arzt eine Besserung ihres Herzleidens versprach, und September 1929 Visby auf Gotland. Jedoch verstarb sie nur wenige Monate später im Alter von erst 44 Jahren an Herzschwäche. Ihre Hauptthemen waren Landschaften, Akte, figürliche Darstellungen und Stilleben. Stilistisch war sie dem Expressionismus verpflichtet, darüber hinaus hatten P. Cezanne (1839-1906), die Fauvisten und Kubisten, auch O. Redon (1840-1916) Vorbildcharakter.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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