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        Call of the Wild

      The First Edition of Jack Londonís Greatest Novel, In Un-resored Dust JacketLONDON, Jack. The Call of the Wild. Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Chas. Edw. Hooper. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 3/16 inches; 192 x 131 mm). [5]-231, [1, blank], [2, ads] pp. With frontispiece and ten color plates, included in pagination. Text illustrations, some printed in blue and some in color. Title-page printed in blue and black.Original vertically ribbed green cloth, front cover and spine decoratively stamped in white, red, black, and gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers, printed in blue with dog-team and mountain scene. In the original un-restored, dark grey printed dust jacket. Previous owner's signature on verso of frontipiece. Cloth a bit rubbed along extremities. Jacket with the letters "ER!" in manuscript after "Wild" on front cover. Otherwise, an excellent copy in the un-restored dust jacket of this scarce first edition."The book, illustrating London's recurrent Darwinian theme of the need for adaptation to survive was an immediate success and thrust London into a position of unaccustomed wealth." (BenÃ?t's Reader's Encyclopedia, 163).BAL 11876. Woodbridge 19.HBS 66717.$10,000

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        Betty Zane

      New York, NY: Charles Francis Press, 1903. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Zane Grey's first book, a fictionalized biography of his great-aunt Betty Zane's life on the frontier during the Revolutionary War. She was known for retrieving gunpowder from her family's homestead which allowed the soldiers at Fort Henry to hold off their attackers. Pictorial grey cloth boards are a bit soiled, edges rubbed, corners bumped. Inscribed by author to previous owner on first free endpaper. Hinges are split, front board is particularly loose. Interior clean and free of markings.

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        M. Minuci Felicis Octavius. in usum lectionum Suarum

      Peeters, Louvain, 1903. kartoniert, altersbedingt guter Zustand, angegilbt, ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar , 290 S., 17*24 cm. Latein

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        Aaron Siskind Photographs

      Introduction by Harold Rosenberg. Folio. Black cloth with silver stamping, pictorial dust jacket. (Ca. 150pp). Numerous illustrations. Very good/good plus. Jacket edgeworn and a bit rubbed, with several archivally closed (on verso) edge tears and one wide chip running along the bottom edge of the front panel (triangular, 8½" wide X 1¼" at left side narrowing to ¼" at right side) -- fairly attractive overall despite obvious flaws. A tight, nice first edition of this scarce first photo collection by the reknowned New York and Chicago photographer (1903-91), who pioneered abstract expressionism in photography. Though not so noted, from the collection of noted Midwest photographer Archie Lieberman (1926-2008), author of "Farm Boy." A handsome copy of this desireable title.

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        The Works of Henry Fielding. Comprising his Novels, Plays, Poems and Miscellaneous Writings. Complete and Unabridged. Illustrated. With an Essay on the Life, Genius and Achievement of the Author by William Ernest Henley

      London: William Heinemann, 1903., 1903. 16 volumes, 8vo. Complete. Limited Edition to 375 sets of which this is No.69, signed by W. Heinemann to limitation page of each volume. Bound in dark red half morocco, gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines, retaining the publisher's original boards with decorated gilt titles to uppers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with reproductions of the original designs by Gravelot, Stothard, Rowlandson, etc. A beautiful presentation.

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        Deborah Gray

      The Neal Publishing Company, New York & Washington 1903 - 1903/1903 First Printing, This is a very Rare book, Author is known for cook books, this is a not a cookbook, this is a three part story- Part I "The Gray Mansion", Part II "Miss Hartwell's Narrative", Part III " North And South", this book is in very good condition, no jacket made, 474 clean, bright unmarked, tight pages, sewn binding is tight, light blue cloth boards with black stamped circle with a woman's profile inside, a small black stripped dress, a ball of yarn and script writing of title and author's name, spine has gold lettering of title, author's name an publisher, very slight wear on corner boards and spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Form & Farbe im Fla¨chenschmuck

      Stuttgart.: Julius Hoffman.. No date. Ca. 1903.. 13 ONLY (of 24) color lithograph plates, sheets 18 x 13 inches, cloth covered thin boards (hardbound). Covers moderately soiled; the plates are in excellent condition with light spots to a few outer margins. AS IS. This is a gathering of 13 of the plates from the collection Form & Farbe im Flachenschmuck, originally published in a portfolio but here bound into a serviceable cloth binding; paint marks on the cover suggest that it was actually used in an artist's studio. A paper label for the bookstore Ludvig Schuth of Kobenhavn has been glued over the what was likely the original publisher's name. Each plate features a number of stunning Art Nouveau wall covering designs by artists Rudolph Rochga and Paul Haustein. While the visual motif is overwhelmingly Art Nouveau, a number of the panels hint at the Deco stylistics to emerge in upcoming decades. .

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        Badende Frauen an der See.

      1903. Farbholzschnitt, 1903, (Graugrün, Rot), auf Japan, im Stock monogrammiert (vgl. Goldstein, p. 354); signiert, mit Ortsangabe "München" versehen, datiert und als "Handdruck" bezeichnet. Darstellungsgr. 24 : 17 cm, vollrandig.. Maler und Graphiker. Studium in Kassel und Berlin. Neben Martha Cunz und Daniel Staschus gehörte Neumann zu den wichtigsten Münchner Farbholzschneidern.

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        Kratskog. Historier og skitser.

      København 1903. (8) + 289 + (1) s. Orig. grønt helshirtingbd. N. på fribl. Pent ekspl.. S&R s. 138

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        Meanderings, 1903/04, Manuscript

      Unpublished 1903-04 - , A collection of newpaper columns done by CTS as she travelled around Japan in company of one and sometimes two other women, one of whom was probably lady MacDonald, wife to the British Ambassador, and also an unidentified gentleman. The volume includes some photographs taken by the travellers, and four other [platinum?] prints by photographer Thomas Bates Blow, and a few drawings. Written by someone of independant spirit, who seemed to know quite a few people who were important in Anglo Jaanese culture. The volume is dedicated to Basil Hall Chamberlain, who was a professor at Tokyo University First Edition , lacking backstrip, covers scuffed around edges, hinges reinforced with cloth, in good condition , black leather with gilt title to front, marbled endpapers 19 x 13 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899, Volume VIII - BOTANY, Part I - IX (complete!) + Section III: Revision of Flora Patagonia. 6 Books.

      Stuttgart : E. Schweizerbart, 1903.. 6 Books, circa 1800 pp., with Plates 34cm x 26cm, Softcover/Paperback. 6 Books!!! The complete Report about Patagonian Botany, Part I to IX are bound in five Books, released between 1903 and 1906. Volume VIII, section III: "Revision of Flora Patagonia" by George Macloskie and Per Dusen (released 1914) is also included. Formerly from Library-Collection, with Stamps and Signatures. Publishers Bindings, upper Folding Edges are partly not trimmed. Covers with shelf wear, Edges with Creasing and small Splits. Covers of Vol. VIII, Sect. III; Vol. VIII, Pt. V-IX and VIII, Pt. V, Sect. 2 are worn. Pages slightly browned. Plates are clean. Good to acceptable condition. Please ask for more Photos. mbx jqx

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        RECHERCHES SUR UNE PROPRIETE NOUVELLE DE LA MATIERE: ACTIVITE RADIANTE SPONTANEE OU RADIOACTIVITE DE LA MATIERE.

      Typographie De Firmin-Didot, Paris 1903 - Photographs; All 13 photographic plates. 4to, 282x226 mm, original wrappers, spine cracked and split, some stains on front cover; minor marginal foxing on plate 4, contents otherwise clean; uncut and unopened; 1/2 morocco slipcase with chemise. NOTES: first edition. Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France, Volume 46. An extended account of Becquerel's investigations into radioactivity, for which he shared the 1903 Nobel Prize in physics with Pierre and Marie Curie. DSB I, 560; Norman 158; Printing and the Mind of Man 393.; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Architektur von 1750-1850.

      Berlin, Ernst Wasmuth, 1903.. Mit 102 Tafeln. 6 Seiten + 102 Blatt. Wohl der Original-HalblederEinband. Großes 2°.. Die so genannte erste Serie mit 102 Lichtdrucktafeln in der Größe 36 x 26 cm (leicht variierend je Tafel), davon 22 farbig. Enthält Stadtansichten von Augsburg (8), Bamberg (5), Basel (2), Bayreuth (1), Berlin, (5), Bern (1), Cassel (5), Erfurt (1), Esslingen (2), Frankfurt a.M. (8), Karlsruhe (6), Leipzig (2), Ludwigsburg (9), München (9), Nürnberg (5), Potsdam (6), Stettin (1), Stuttgart (16), Ulm (2), Weimar (3) und Würzburg (5). Ein sauberes und gutes Exemplar, doch sind zwei Tafeln von einem Wasserfleck am unteren linken Rand betroffen (jeweils nur am Rand der Beschriftung, nicht im Bild selbst) und einige Seiten leicht fingerfleckig, jedoch ebenfalls nicht auf den Lichtdrucken selbst. Außerdem ist die rechte obere Ecke im kompletten Exemplar mit einem leichten Knick versehen, der aber nicht bis zum Bildrand geht. Der Einband nur leicht berieben. Siehe Foto. Wenn Sie weitere Informationen wünschen....

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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.

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        VASILISA THE BEAUTIFUL

      St. Petersburg : DEPT. for the Production of State Documents, 1903. Libro. Illus. by IVAN BIBILIN. come nuovo. brossura. prima edizione. 4° - da 28 a 38 cm. The Department for the Production of State Documents [Expeditsii Zagotovleny Gosudarstvennukh], St. Petersburg, 1903. Wraps. Condizione libro: Very Good Minus. First Edition. 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..

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        ERAGNY PRESS] THE DESCENT OF ISHTAR

      Hammersmith: Eragny Press, 1903. Limited Edition, one of 226 copies.. Hard Cover. 12mo. Lucien and Esther Pissarro. Bound as issued in blue paper spine with green “daisy” patterned paper over boards; printed label on the front board; frontispiece designed by White and engraved by Esther Pissarro and borders and initials designed by Lucien Pissarro; tissue guards at frontispiece and printers mark; printed in black, red and green with the Brook type this is a charming production; this copy is in remarkable condition for what are notoriously fragile books; contents clean and binding remains tight; light rubbing to the extremities only. Genz EP19.

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        Atlas der Heilpflanzen des Praelaten Kneipp

      . W. Wunderling Verlag, Regensburg, 1903. 186 S. mit 1 chromolithogr. Titel, 1 chromolithogr. Widmungsblatt, 1 Bl. Vorwort und 331 chromolith. Tafeln vin Margarethe Fürstin von Turn und taxis, original farbig illustr. Prachteinband mit goldgeprägtem Titel in original Schuber. - frisches Exemplar/Nissen, BBI 1008 n./Erste Ausgabe/Die Pflanzen sind alphabetisch nach ihrer lateinischen Bezeichnung geordnet -

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 17. XI. 1903.. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. An Landesanstalten-Verwalter Josef Haier: "Ich bin Ihnen sehr dankbar für Ihre freundlichen Zeilen und für die interessanten Mitteilungen über das Verhältnis unserer Väter und unserer Familien zueinander. Ich habe den Namen Ihres Herrn Vaters natürlich in meinem Elternhause sehr oft nennen gehört und war überrascht und erfreut zu hören, dass Ihre Frau Mutter noch lebe [...] Ich habe mich in den letzten Jahren ausschließlich mit Wandmalerei, Mosaik und Kunstgewerblichem befaßt. Was ich malte geht über die Stücke nicht hinaus. Solche auszustellen halte ich aber für unrichtig. Meine Entwürfe für den Gebrauch der Hofoper sind nicht darstellungsfähig, da ich ihnen nur die Stellung von Hülfsmitteln zuerkenne, nicht aber einen Selbstzweck und ein Eigenleben [...]".

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        Funny Frolics

      London: John F. Shaw & Co, Ltd,, [c. 1903]. Octavo. Original red cloth-backed drab card wrappers, front cover with chromolithograph and titles and border in black, title page printed in red and black and with illustration by Frank M. Williamson. Tipped-in chromolithographic frontispiece and 3 other colour images, illustrations in the text in black and white. Title inscribed in pencil to backstrip, wrappers lightly rubbed and with a few minor creases and nicks. An excellent copy. A scarce title in an even scarcer edition. OCLC records two copies published in 1903 by a different publisher, Ernest Nister, but shows no record of this particular imprint, nor do Horne and Peppin & Micklethwait. This edition was published at the peak of Wain's carreer, in the early twentieth century, when he was producing a staggering 600 drawings of his famous anthropomorphic cats a year, a feat which eventually drove him to madness.

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        "Marienlyst". Park mit ansteigendem Weg, der auf eine klassizistische Villa zuführt.

      . Aquarell und Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, links unten bezeichnet und datiert "Marienlyst. 9. Sept. 1903.". 34,7:24,7 cm. In den Ecken Nagellöchlein, vereinzelt winzige schwarze Farbspritzer. Provenienz: Sammlung Blucke, Dresden, nicht bei Lugt. Die bewegte und sichere Zeichenführung mit dem akzentuierten frischen Farbauftrag verweist auf das Talent der Künstlerin.. Die Landschafts- und Architekturmalerin, Lithographin und Holzschneiderin verbrachte ihre Jugend in Petersburg. Sie war Schülerin von P. Graeb (1842-1892) in Berlin. Obwohl ihr bereits 1881 anläßlich einer Ausstellung des Vereins der Künstlerinnen in Berlin ein Preis verliehen wurde, studierte sie wohl erst danach in Dresden bei P. Baum (1859-1932). Anschließend blieb sie in Berlin ansässig. Studienreisen unternahm sie an die Nord- und Ostsee, nach Holland, Österreich, in die Schweiz, Dänemark und nach Oberitalien. Weitere Ausstellungsteilnahmen folgten in Berlin, Hannover, Hamburg und Bremen. Die Staatliche Gemäldesammlung in Kassel besitzt einige Werke der Künstlerin. Wahrscheinlich handelt es sich hier um Schloß Marienlyst, das auf der Insel Seeland in Dänemark steht. Es wurde 1588 als königliches Lustschloß erbaut und, ursprünglich ein einfacher Pavillon, 1760 im klassizistischen Stil umgebaut und erweitert. Christian VII. schenkte es anschließend Juliane von Braunschweig, der zweiten Frau und Witwe seines Vaters. Nach 1858 wurde es als Badehotel genutzt. Heute sind in Marienlyst ein Museum und eine Kunstgalerie untergebracht.

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        THE LOUIS WAIN KITTEN BOOK

      London, Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd, inscribed November 1903.. Printed by Edmund Evans at the Racquet Court Press (1903), 16mo, 74 x 74 mm, 3 x 3 inches, buff cloth with black and blue illustration of 2 kittens, lettered red on upper cover, lettered black on spine, top edges not coloured, 87 stiff card pages printed 1 side only, plus 2 pages of adverts, our title No. 2 in list of 4. 20 delightful full page coloured illustrations, all cats and kittens, most dressed, each facing rhyming couplet. Inscription on front endpaper, otherwise a very good plus clean tight copy of a scarce Wain title. Copies of this title turn up with 1904 printed on the title page and top edges blue. Others undated like ours sometimes have the publisher's street address, ours does not. The British Library and the National Library of Scotland hold undated copies with accession dates of 1903. Dale, No. 134 dated 1904; Necker, No.2091 (1903). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      Tipografía de la Revista de Archivos, Bibliotecas y Museos 1903 - Madrid. 1903. 24X17. VI+1h+677Pág+ Apendice (suplemento) desde la 677Pág a 689Pág. Holandesa con puntas. prólogo de Vicente Vignau. El presente Catálogo contiene todas las personas que fuerón expuestas al mandato del tribunal de inquisición, muchos de ellos era por blasfemia, hechicería, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Swatch of the mail topsail of Lord Nelsonâ??s flagship H.M.S. â??Victoryâ? â?? â??at the battle of Trafalgar â?¦ it was directly below this sail, and in its very shadow that Lord Nelson received his mortal woundâ?¦â? â?? with impeccable provenance!

      n.p.: , n.d.. Swatch of the main topsail of Lord Nelsonâ??s Flagship, H.M.S. â??Victory,â? approximately 3â? x 2â?. Accompanied by an Autograph Letter Signed â??Henry W. Carpenter / Captain U.S. Marines / U.S. Flagship Olympia,â? two full pages, 7â? x 9.25â? visible, separate sheets. U.S.S. Olympia, Marine Guard, January 7, 1903. Framed together under glass with a turn-of-the-century vintage 5â? x 3â? photograph of H.M.S. â??Victoryâ? in Portsmouth Harbor. Overall size, 24.5â? x 14â?. Mat burns at perimeter of lightly foxed letter. In apparent fine condition.On official letterhead with, in the upper left corner, a small vignette of an eagle perched on a globe in front of an anchor holding â??Semperâ? and â??Fidelisâ? banners in his beak. In full, â??This is to certify that during the month of June 1902, while paying a mess call from the U.S.F.S. Illinois, then representing the United States Navy at the Coronation Naval Review at Spithead, England, I went on board H.M.S. Victory, the flag ship of the late Admiral; Horatio

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        Hölzels Rassentypen des Menschen. Unter Mitwirkung von F. Heger ausgewählt und bearbeitet von Franz Heiderich, gemalt von Friedrich Beck.

      (Wien, Hölzel ca. 1903). - 2 Bände und Begleitheft. Mit 64 mont. farblithograph. Tafeln. HLwd. d. Zt. Folio. Ãœber KVK nur das Begleitheft nachweisbar. - Die eindrucksvollen Tafeln mit ethnographischen Darstellungen aus aller Welt (2 Abteilungen für Asien, je 1 Abteilung für Afrika, bzw. Amerika, Australien, Polynesien) und einer extensiven Exploration europäischer Völker, welcher ein seperater Band gewidmet ist. Die Vorlagen enstammten dem k.u.k ethnographische Abteilung des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien und wurden aufwendig durch die Herstellung von Originalaquarellen produziert. (Vgl. Beiheft). Heger war Regierungsrat am Naturhist. Museum Wien und Direktor der dortigen anthropologisch-ethnographischen Abteilung. Heiderich wirkte als wissenschaftlicher Leiter der kartographischen Anstalt Hölzel und Bearbeiter zahlreicher schulgeographischer Werke. - Die Sammlung erschien zuerst auf Schulwandtafeln im Format 98 x 78 cm; je 4 Tafeln mit jeweils 8 Köpfen zu europäischen und außereuropäischen Typen. Wohl für den einfacheren Gebrauch wurden die Darstellungen noch einmal einzeln produziert und wie hier vorliegend in zwei Bänden mit jeweils 32 Köpfen herausgegeben. Die außereuropäischen Typen mit gedruckter Bezeichnung am unteren Rand der Darstellung, die europäischen Typen mit handschriftl. Bezeichnung. Der Band der Europäer mit einem gedruckten Titel "Hölzels Rassentypen des Menschen" sowie jede Tafel mit einem Vorschaltblatt mit gedruckter Bezeichnung und Nummerierung; die Außereuropäer mit 4 Vorschaltblättern für die jeweiligen Abteilungen. - Einbandecken und Rückenenden mit Filmoplaststreifen, wenige Tafeln etwas braunfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Presentation sharpshooters rifle owned by Annie Oakley

      n.p., n.d. Savage Model 1903 .22 caliber slide action, pump action repeater, magazine fed rifle , approximately 41 inches long. Impressed on the end of the butt is ?Savage/Model/1903/[Indian head left profile, with headdress]/Trade Mark/Manufactured by the/Savage Arms Co/Utica, N.Y./U.S.A./Makers of/Rifles/[last line rubbed off].? Serial number ?42901? is engraved on the narrow strip of metal behind the trigger. On the right side of the butt handle, a two-inch diameter, circular metallic plaque has been affixed, engraved with a large scripted ?AO? simulating Annie Oakley?s handwriting. A banner ?Show Rifle? is across the mid-portion of the plaque. Engraved ?Savage Model 1903? in the upper curved border and ?Annie Oakley? in the lower curved border. The words ?Young Buffalo? are engraved above her name. Thin wood slice at top of stock. According to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, after leaving Buffalo Bill?s Wild West show in 1901, Annie Oakley ?continued to per

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        Fins de partie.

      Imprimerie J. Bencianowski,, Kiev, 1903 - 1 des 50 ex. de l'E.O. [6]- 7/215 pp., 102 diagrammes encadrés dorés et en couleurs représentant les échiquiers et les problèmes de fins de parties (mention à la plume sur le titre, 1er cahier avec le portrait et une vignette un peu lâche, corps d'ouvrage très frais, en très bel état). ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE tirée à 50 EXEMPLAIRES seulement de cette édition de luxe financée par le Prince [DADIANI Andrei Davidovich (1850 Zugdidi / 13.6.1910, Kiev)] relatant ses fameuses fins de partie illustrée de 102 diagrammes en couleurs qui mènent à une victoire certaine ! Rel. d'éd. plein chagrin rouge, plat sup. titré et orné d'un encadrement doré, plat inf. avec un médaillon central doré et une roulette dorée répétée, dos lisse orné et titré doré en long, tr. dorées, gardes en soie grise ornée (rel. lég. passée et frottée avec quelques petites taches, soie de la garde sup. lég. défaite et détendue, sans gravité). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PICTURESQUE CEYLON AND ITS RUINED CITIES.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd, 1903.A new edition 1903 of "Picturesque Ceylon" and "The Ruined Cities of Ceylon", being 1 volume containing 4 parts: Colombo and the Kelani Valley; Kandy and Peradeniya; Nuwara Eliya and Adam's Peak; The Ruined Cities. 4to, approximately 270 x 205 mm, 10¾ x 8 inches, over 150 illustrations, many full page, pages: (10), 36; 91; 85; 126, splendidly bound in full red morocco, double ruled gilt border with inner single ruled gilt border with gilt corner ornaments to both covers, gilt central illustration to upper cover, 2 triple gilt ruled compartments to spine, each with gilt ornament at the centre, 4 raised bands and gilt lettering, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt dentelles (turn ins), beautifully marbled endpapers. Spine just very slightly faded, minute nick to 1 of the lower raised bands, no inscriptions. A Fine tight clean copy. First published in 4 volumes in 1893 - 1894. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Eine Jagdfahrt nach Ostafrika [Ost-Afrika]. Mit dem Tagebuch eines Elefantenjägers.

      Berlin, Paul Parey 1903;. EA; ca 23x17 cm; XXII, 406 (4) Seiten mit 21 Illustrationen nach Originalzeichnungen von W. Kuhnert und zahlreichen fotografischen Abbildungen; farbig illustr. Originalleinwandeinband (Einband minimal bestoßen und minimal fleckig, Widmung auf Vortitel; gutes Exemplar); EA;.

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        AMERICAN BOOKBINDINGS IN THE LIBRARY OF HENRY WILLIAM POOR ... ILLUSTRATED IN GOLD-LEAF AND COLORS BY EDWARD BIERSTADT

      Jamaica, NY: Printed at the Marion Press / Published by George D. Smith, 1903.. 77pp. Ribbed cloth, stamped in gilt. Frontis and thirty-eight color plates. Cloth lightly rubbed at corners and lightly handsoiled, some inevitable offsetting from the color plates to the facing page (though minimized by the presence of tissue guards between opposed plates), but a very good copy. First edition. One of two hundred numbered copies on Dutch handmade paper, in addition to three copies on vellum and thirty-five on Japan vellum. A remarkable achievement in color printing for the time, reproducing with amazing depth and fidelity bindings by Smith, the Club Bindery, Bradstreet, Matthews, et al. The descriptive text suffers no restraint in singing the glories of Mr. Poor's bindings, though from today's vantage point, with one or two exceptions, the bindings themselves are thin soup compared to the effort involved in their reproduction here. A highpoint of the Marion Press's output. ROGERS 61.

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        Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle. From the Book of St. Albans - With an Introductory Essay on the Contemplative Man's favorite recreation by William Loring Andrews

      New York: Scribners, 1903 - (ANDREWS, WILLIAM LORING) Limited edition of 160 copies on hand-made paper. 8vo. [xii], lxxxvi, [x] pp. Printed at the Gilliss Press from type cast specially for this book, patterned after the traditional old character first used by Wynkyn de Worde in his original 1496 edition. Bound in limp vellum, gilt stamped, t.e.g. Ex Libris of Richard C. Hunt (Librarian of the Anglers' Club of New York) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE MIGHTY MAHSEER AND OTHER FISH; OR HINTS TO BEGINNERS ON INDIAN FISHING. By "Skene-Dhu".

      Higginbotham & Co. Madras, Tamil Nadu. - (1903) 1904 1st edition re-issue? 8vo (143 x 217mm). Ppx,96 + 2pp ads. B/w plates, illustrations, patterned end-papers. Dark green pictorial cloth. Possible ex-library (bookplate removed from front paste-down) but otherwise a very clean and tidy copy of a very scarce book. One of the classics of Indian angling. The British Library gives a date for the first edition of 1903. This copy, like others I have seen, is dated 1904. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WETZER UND WELTE'S KIRCHENLEXIKON, ODER ENCYKLOPÄDIE DER KATHOLISCHEN THEOLOGIE UND IHRE HÃœLFSWISSENSCHAFTEN, 12 BÄNDEN + REGISTER

      Herder'sche Verlagshandlung 1903 - RO60082107: 12 volumes d'env. 2000 pages chacun, + un volume de 604 pages (Register). Texte sur 2 colonnes, en allemand et en caractères gothiques. Titre, tomaison, caissons et roulettes dorés sur les dos. Tranches marbrées. Dos du vol. IV abîmé, avec un manque en coiffe de tête et le mors droit fendu. Zweite Auflage, in neuer Bearbeitung, unter Mitwirkung vieler katholischen Gelehrten. Von Aachen (b. I) bis Zwingli (b. XII). In-8 Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos très frotté. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 430-Langues germaniques. Allemand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portugalia : Materiaes Para o Estudo Do Povo Portuguez [TWO VOLUMES]

      Pola Grey, Porto 1903 - Two volumes, each almost 900 pages and handsomely bound in light reddish brown leather on the spine and corners with 5 raised bands, gold tooling and titling on the spines, and marblized paper covered boards with marblized paper endpapers. Texts in Portugese and profusely illustrated in a variety of methods. Some wear to the edges and extremities of the bindings, which remain solid and tight otherwise. "TxU" is stamped on the top, bottom and fore-edges of each volume, but otherwise no interior markings are observed. An assortment of topics covered in an encyclopedic approach, including archeology, anthropology, music, and folklore. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LOUIS WAIN KITTEN BOOK.

      London, Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd, inscribed November 1903.Printed by Edmund Evans at the Racquet Court Press (1903), 16mo, 74 x 74 mm, 3 x 3 inches, buff cloth with black and blue illustration of 2 kittens, lettered red on upper cover, lettered black on spine, top edges not coloured, 87 stiff card pages printed 1 side only, plus 2 pages of adverts, our title No. 2 in list of 4. 20 delightful full page coloured illustrations, all cats and kittens, most dressed, each facing rhyming couplet. Inscription on front endpaper, otherwise a very good plus clean tight copy of a scarce Wain title. Copies of this title turn up with 1904 printed on the title page and top edges blue. Others undated like ours sometimes have the publisher's street address, ours does not. The British Library and the National Library of Scotland hold undated copies with accession dates of 1903. Dale, No. 134 dated 1904; Necker, No.2091 (1903). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE GREY HOUSE ON THE HILL.

      London, Thomas Nelson, (1903).FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE (1903). 8vo, 190 x 125 mm, 7½ x 5 mm, wine red fine ribbed cloth, bevelled boards, ornate gilt decoration to spine: 4 double ruled gilt rectangles, the largest with 7 gilt flowers, lettered gilt on spine, gilt single ruled vertical rectangle next to spine on upper cover enclosing 10 gilt flowers, gilt title and author on upper cover in large double ruled blindstamped rectangle, tiny blindstamped ornament under title, all edges gilt, pages: 205 + 2, printed on pale pink paper. 8 very good colour plates, title page printed red and black. Neat faint owner stamp at top of front pastedown and half - title, margin edges slightly browned throughout. Otherwise near Fine very bright copy. This first issue is very scarce and is not described by Latimore and Haskell or Riall who list as the first a copy without bevelled boards, gilt decoration on covers or spine, or gilt edges. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        U.a.: Robert Renner: Epiktet und seine Ideale; W.Kaminski: Zur philosophischen Propädeutik innerhalb des deutschen Unterrichts; Rosenbauer, Andreas: Leconte de Lisles Weltanschauung II.Teil; Hans Drexler: Wissenschaft und Wirklichkeit; Kurt Glaser: Montesquieus Theorie vom Ursprung des Rechts; Caspar Isenkrahe: Über Begriffe und Grundsätze, die beim kosmologischen Beweise als bekannt und selbstverständlich vorausgesetzt werden; A.Stahl: Mensch und Welt - Epikur und die Stoa; W.Fickler: Individualismus und Geistesleben; Gollwitzer, Theodor: Plotins Lehre von der Wissenschaft; Max Offner: Die Willensfreiheit; Matth.Marquard: Die pessimistische Lebensauffassung des Alterstums, usw.

      diverse Verlage, die Aufsätze liegen zeitlich so zwischen 1903-1915,, 1903-1915. Hardcover,, Insgesamt ca. 900 Seiten, die Hälfte der Aufsätze sind aufgelistet, die andere Hälfte ist themenverwandt, alle Aufsätze sind sauber in einen Halbleineneinband eingebunden, ca. 900 S., 15x22 cm. Insgesamt ca. 900 Seiten, die Hälfte der Aufsätze sind aufgelistet, die andere Hälfte ist themenverwandt, alle Aufsätze sind sauber in einen Halbleineneinband eingebunden

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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).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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        The Work of John S. Sargent: With an Introductiory Note by Mrs. Meynell [First Edition, John Singer Sargent]

      William Heinemann Ltd, London 1903 - FIRST EDITION. Sixty-Two (62) full page black and white plates of the works of John Singer Sargent. Full brown cloth with gilt lettering and the initial S surrounded by wheat sheves on front cover. The gilding is starting to fade on cover. Red leather label with gilt lettering on spine bright and unfaded. Books is lightly shelf worn. Small avertisment for this book pasted behind front board. Binding a little shaken. Else in VERY GOOD condition and a great gift item for the John Singer Sargent enthusiast.John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was the most successful portrait painter of his era, as well as a gifted landscape painter and watercolorist. He was an American expatriate who lived most of his life in Europe. Sargent was born in Florence, Italy to American parents. He studied in Italy and Germany, and then in Paris under Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran. Sargent's portraits subtly capture the individuality and personality of the sitters; his most ardent admirers think he is matched in this only by Diego Velázquez, who was one of Sargent's great influences. The Spanish master's spell is apparent in Sargent's The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882, a haunting interior which echoes Velázquez' Las Meninas. Sargent's Portrait of Madame X, done in 1884, is now considered one of his best works, and was the artist's personal favorite. However, at the time it was unveiled in Paris at the 1884 Salon, it aroused such a negative reaction that it prompted Sargent to move to London. Many years before the Mme. X. scandal of 1884, he painted exotic beauties such as Rosina Ferrara of Capri, and the Spanish expatriate model, Carmela Bertagna. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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