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        Utopia, To Which Are Added The Life Of The Author By His Son-In-Law William Roper And Some Of His Letters (Fine Binding In Full Morocco)

      London: George Bell & Sons / Chiswick Press, 1903. First Edition Thus . Hardcover. Near Fine. Frontispiece, Headpieces, Initials. Xi,265 Pp. 13 13/16" Tall. Finely Printed Frontispiece Of Sir Thomas More After The Famous Portrait By Hans Holbein. Large, Elaborate Engraved Headpieces, Elaborate Initials. Printed In Red And Black, Deep Margins. #142 Of Only 220 Copies. This Example Finely Bound By Frost & Co., Bath, In Full Brown Morocco, Five Bands, Gilt Decorations And Rules, Gilt Ruled Turns, Hand Marbled Endpapers, Top Edge Gilt, Deckled Edges. Color Personal Bookplate At Upper Left Of Front Pastedown. Touch Of Wear, No Fading, Joints Just Beginning To Crack At Ends, Hinges Tight And Binding Sound, Clean, And Very Attractive. International Postage By Usps Priority Mail, Insured, At Cost [About $65 In January 2015].

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        La Litterature Historique de Japon des Origines aux Ashikaga. Hanoi, Schneider

      1903 - First Edition. 8vo, 68pp, original wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Zeitschrift für Ziegenzucht. Illustrierte Fachzeitschrift für die Gesamtinteressen der Ziegenzucht. Offizielles Organ für Ziegenzuchtvereine. Jahrgänge 4 - 31 (ohne Jahrgänge 7,8, und 9)

      Richard Carl Schmitz, Leipzig, später Schaper, Hannover 1903 bis 1930. - 200 - 350 S. je Band mit Abbildungen, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 privater Karton (6 Bände), sonst private Halbleinenbände mit Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschild, Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Titel, Papier leicht gebräunt, Kopfschnitt angestaubt, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, in 24 Bänden (Jahrgänge 30 + 31 in 1 Band). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lo studio del latino Discorso inaugurale dell' anno scolastico 1902 - 1903 nella Regia Accademia Scientifico - Letteraria ( 5 Novembre 1902 )

      Stabilimento Tipografico G. Martinelli e C, 1903. ITALIANO 0,08 Fascicolo spillato in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina con macchie, con piatti distaccati parzialmente dal volume. Pagine in discreto stato, con bruniture e segni di matita. USATO

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        Free Russia: the organ of the Society of Friends of Russian Freedom [75 issues]

      New York; London: Society of Friends of Russian Freedom, 1903. Seventy-five issues of the slender staplebound journal, generally toned, sometimes with a date stamped in the corner but otherwise very good unless otherwise noted. Those from volumes 1-4 are the American edition, while those from later were published in London. Issues present are vol. I nos. 7-12 (no. 7 toned and edgeworn), vol. 2 nos. 1-12 (nos. 1 and 2 toned with a corner chip to front cover, no text lost); vol. 3 nos. 1, 2, 4, 7 (spine worn) and 8; vol. 4 nos. 6-11/12; vol. 7 nos. 3-12; vol. 8 nos. 1-12; vol. 9 nos. 1, 2, 5; vol. 11 no. 11 (edgeworn); vol. 12 nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 8/9/10, 11 (these a bit rougher at the edges; vol. 13 nos. 3-5, 7 (heavily edgeworn), 8/9/10 and 12 (both edgeworn); vol. 14 nos. 1-11, mildly edgeworn. The Society of Friends of Russian Freedom declared that it "appeals to the enlightened men and women of all nations, without distinction of nationality or political creed, who cannot witness with indifference the horrors perpetrated in the Empire of the Tzars, and who wish a better future for the masses of Russian people. List of supporters includes Julia Ward Howe, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), William Lloyd Garrison, and others. Contents include coverage of Russian politics and persecution, diplomatic intrigues, expelled journalists and intellectuals, and more.

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        The Strand Magazine, Volumes 26,27 and 28, July 1903-December 1904.

      George Newnes Ltd., London. 1903 - 3 volumes in publishers original light blue pictorial cloth. Small tear on spine of vol 26, rear hinge of vol 28 tender. Clean and bright. Contains complete ' Return of Sherlock Holmes'. Very good hardbacks. NB Heavy item, please contact us directly for details of our preferential carriage rates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscrit autographe signé intitulé "Premières représentations"

      S.n. 1903 - - S.n., s.l. 1903, 11x17,5cm, en feuilles. - Manuscrit autographe signé de 9 pages, écriture dense. Critique de la pièce Les Sentiers de la vertu, comédie en 3 actes, avec Robert de Flers, donnée au Théâtre des Nouveautés, 7 décembre 1903. On joint deux intéressantes lettres autographes signées adressées à M. Melchissedec. La première fait référence à sa future participation musicale à une fête donnée en l'honneur de Victor Hugo le 27 février 1881. La seconde déplore, suite à cette même représentation, le fait que M. Melchissedec n'ait pas reçu la photographie commandée à Carjat par Hugo et promise en remerciement de sa participation. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Autograph manuscript signed 9 pages, dense writing. Critical part of the Paths of Virtue, a comedy in three acts, with Robert de Flers, given to the New Theatre, December 7, 1903. Signed two interesting autograph letters addressed to Mr. Melchizedek is attached. The first refers to his future participation in a musical in honor of Victor Hugo 27 February 1881 party. Regrets The second, following the same representation, the fact that Mr. Melchizedek has not received photography controlled Carjat Hugo and promised as a reward for their participation. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1903 - 1903 Original Hardback Wisden

      1903. Hi, This lot is an 1903 Original Hardback Wisden. In Good + condition The gilt to the boards is very bright and the boards in generally are really good but if you lok at the front board at an angle in the light you can see some darkness to it. What is really nice about this book are the hinges. 1903s break all the time, this is one of two I have held that hasn't got a broken hinge. Now the front hinge has a line on it that makes it look weak but it is still strong. The rear hinge is excellent which is so rare. The yellow pastedowns in good condition some darkness around the edge of the front one as is the pageblock. Nice clean pages and excellent photoplate. Roger Hancock (brother of Tony) has his book plate to the front pastedown,

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        THE PROTS: A WEIRD ROMANCE

      London: S. H. Bousfield & Co., Ltd., n.d. [1903].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-224, five inserted plates with illustrations by Phil Ebbutt, one full-page map in the text, original pictorial tan cloth, front panel stamped in brown and black, spine panel stamped in brown. First edition. Biological science fiction telling of the creation of protoplasm by chemical means and the fate of the Prots, the life forms brought into being as a result of the experiments. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 632. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 73. Bleiler (1978), p. 64. Reginald 04553. Publisher's "compliments" stamp on front free endpaper. Some dust soiling to cloth, mainly on rear cover, minor foxing to cloth, fore-edge of text block and endpapers, top edge of text block dusty, an about near fine copy. A handsome copy of a scarce book rarely encountered in nice condition. (#102669)

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1903 - 1903 Original Hardback Wisden

      1903. Hi, This lot is an 1903 Original Hardback Wisden. In Good + condition The gilt to the boards is very bright and the boards in generally are really good but if you lok at the front board at an angle in the light you can see some darkness to it. What is really nice about this book are the hinges. 1903s break all the time, this is one of two I have held that hasn't got a broken hinge. Now the front hinge has a line on it that makes it look weak but it is still strong. The rear hinge is excellent which is so rare. The yellow pastedowns in good condition some darkness around the edge of the front one as is the pageblock. Nice clean pages and excellent photoplate. Roger Hancock (brother of Tony) has his book plate to the front pastedown,

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        Eighty Original Pictorial Postcards with People and Scenes of West Africa; 50 Gold Coast(Accra, Ashanti, Ada, Ankobra River, Kitta, Sekondi) 20 Sierra Leone(Freetown, York Island) 3 Senegal(Dakar) 3 Nigeria(Lokoja, Old Calabar) 2 Congo, 1 French Guinea, 1 Liberia,

      -1908 1903 - Provenance: From the library of Eric Lomax author of the book and film 'The Railway Man'(starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman) based on his life experiences as a prisoner of war with the Japanese and forced to build the notorious Burma-Siam Railway during the second world war.After the war Eric Lomax joined the British Colonial Service and was posted to the Gold Coast, during his service he became involved with the building of a railway branch line from Accra to Tema Harbour.Gold Coast Postcards: A Sekondi Chief; Native girls, Sekondi; Croo Boys; Police; Arrival of Mail Steamer; Fort Orange; Arrival of the Governor.Railway Jetty; Sekondi Wharf; Cape Coast Castle, 2nd Battalion, West India Regiment; Ada Factory; Group of Fantis; Native funeral; Governor Hodson spiking first rail of Gold Coast Railway; Hotel Metropole; Ashanti King in his chariot; Juju or Fetish Man; Dressing Fanti Lady's hair; Governor conveying His Majesty's Pardon to Soldiers who rebelled during the Ashanti Expedition; Catholic Mission Kwitta, etc.Sierra Leone: Street Scene Freetown; Market and the Custom House; Government House; Harbour; Railway; Gibraltar wharf; Princess Christian Cottage Hospital; Inhabitants welcoming Governor King Harman; King Jimmy; York Island; Departure of Governor Cardew, etc.Senegal: Pileuses de Couscous; Ortrich and People; Danseurs Senegalais.Congo: Groupe de femmes a Djabbir; Ecoliers de race Mongo; Mission d'Fkao.French Guinea: La Route du Niger.Nigeria: The Consulate, Old Calabar; S. S. Boru and Queen Beach, Old Clabar; Lokoja Hospital.Liberia: Justice at Liberia, Monrovia, Execution by hanging.24 postcards with a one penny Gold Coast Postal Stamp; 24 postcards with a one penny Sierra Leone Postal stamp and 1 postcard with a one cent Republic Liberia Postal stamp.

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        Hymn on the Morning of Christs Nativity

      Wood-engraved decorative title, borders, initials and endpapers designed by James Guthrie and engraved by Reginald B. Lodge and Clemence Housman. Title page printed in blue, ornaments in green. One of 200 copies. Oblong 8vo., original boards printed with a repeated floral device in green, linen spine, very mildly faded at very edges, otherwise a very good, bright copy. [London], The Old Bourne Press.

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        Annual Report upon the Military Forces of the Commonwealth of Australia ... with Appendices. Melbourne, 1st May, 1903

      Melbourne, Government Printer, 1903. Foolscap folio, 38, 27 (the last one a large folding chart), 21, [3] (blank) pages. Stapled as issued; first and last leaves a little marked, with a few small marginal chips stabilised; mild signs of use; a very good copy with a cancelled Australian War Memorial Library stamp on the first page and two small library labels at the rear. A Commonwealth Parliamentary Paper (F4060; the appendices have their own reference numbers). Major-General Sir Edward Hutton (1848-1923) was commandant of the New South Wales Military Forces from 1893 to 1896. He returned to England a convinced Imperialist, and quickly began to propagate his ideas on Australian defence. In a widely-reported address, the concept of the Australian soon to be popularized by C.E.W. Bean was already discernible: 'The Australian is a born horseman. With his long, lean muscular thighs he is more at home on a horse than on his feet, and is never seen to a greater advantage than when mounted and riding across bush or a difficult country. Fine horsemen, hardy, self-reliant, and excellent marksmen, they are the beau ideal of Mounted Riflemen. Accustomed to shift for themselves in the Australian bush, and under the most trying conditions of heat and cold, they would thrive where soldiers unaccustomed to bush life would die.... In 1901 the first Australian government appointed Hutton to command and organize its land forces' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). This is his important first report, outlining his plans for the Commonwealth forces. The AWM has perhaps erred in deleting this copy from its stock: the letters 'GOC' (General Officer Commanding) in red pencil on the cover indicate that it was none other than Major-General Sir Edward Thomas Henry Hutton's personal copy! The lengthy appendix 'Scheme of Organization of the Military New South Wales Field Force ... and into Garrison Troops' has numerous pencil annotations (some relating to the presence of drill halls and rifle ranges in different areas). Loosely inserted is a mimeographed sheet (foolscap folio, folded twice), headed 'No. 24 Light Horse School. Sydney February 18th to 29th, 1904. Synopsis of Work' - how rare is that? Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 167.

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        Über mehrpolige Mitosen als Mittel zur Analyse des Zellkerns (pp.67-90).

      - Verh. physik. med. Ges., NF 35. - Würzburg, A. Stuber's Verlag (C. Kabitsch), 1903, 8°, (2), 417, (1), pp., 3 Textabbildungen, 4 Tafeln, Halbleinenband d.Zt.; St.a.Tit.; feines Expl. First Edition of one of the major milestones of biology! "Theodor Boveri's experiments, involving, multipolar mitoses in sea urchin eggs fertilized by two sperms, demonstrated that different chromosomes perform different functions in development." This "preliminary report of this investigations was published in 1902, the very year that Walter Sutton called attention to "The probability that the association of paternal and maternal chromosomes in pairs and their subsequent separation during the reduction division . may constitute the physical basis of the Mendelian law of heredity. Although Sutton began his work independently of Theodor Boveri (1862-1915), he stated that he was publishing a description of it in 1902 because of the "appearance of Boveri's recent remarkable paper on the analysis of the nucleus by means of observations on double-fertilized eggs"." More significant then all his other "contributions where, Boveri's primary influence on subsequent biology emanated from his demonstrations of chromosome individuality and his proof of the differential value of the chromosomes, which again to borrow Wilson's word, "laid the basis for the cytological explanation of Mendel's law of heredity"." Jane Oppenheimer, DSB II pp.361-365 Garrison & Morton No. 241.1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited / New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-377 [378: blank] [379-384: ads] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "20.9.03" at base of page [16] inserted at rear, original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g. First edition. A collection of thirteen science fiction and fantasy stories including "Filmer," one of Wells's finest stories, "The Valley of the Spiders," "The Inexperienced Ghost," "The New Accelerator," The Stolen Body," and "A Dream of Armageddon." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1680. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2336. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 29. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1967-72. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-248. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15097. Currey, p. 526. Hammond C5. Wells 23. Wells Society 23. Spine panel slightly darkened (spine lettering still very bright), cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, some foxing to endpapers (a fault common to this book), a bright, very good copy. (#149937)

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        The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb

      05 - London - Methuen and Co. 1903 - The collected works of Charles and Mary Lamb. Complete in seven volumes. A later two volumes were produced on The Life of Charles Lamb, this set is only the original seven volumes. Frontispiece of Charles Lamb to volume I and II. Frontispiece and numerous plates to volume III. Frontispiece and two plates to volume IV. Frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations to volume V. Frontispiece and three plates to volume VI. Frontispiece and numerous plates to volume VII. Collated, all volumes are complete. I Miscellaneous Prose 1798-1834II Elia and the Last Essays of EliaIII Books for ChildrenIV Dramatic Specimens and the Garrick PlaysV Poems and PlaysVI Letters 1796-1820VII Letters 1821-1834These works were edited by E V Lucas, an English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher and poet. He edited many works and was on the staff of Punch for many years. Charlesand Mary Lamb co-authored many works. This collection contains works theyproduced together such as Tales From Shakespeare in addition to theirindividual endeavours. Condition: In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Front hinge to volume III is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to the edges. Heavy spotting to the foredges ofvolumes V, VI and VII. Corners of pages 57-60 and 93-96have been removed, with the page number missing and affectingseveral words per leaf to volume III. Chipping to edge of pagesthroughout volumes II andIII. Scattered spots to endpapers and found throughout volumes III-VII. The odd spots to volumes I and II. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Scarlet Banner

      A.C. MCCLURG & CO, CHICAGO 1903 - Gold gilt on cover/spine. General wear and rubbed cover. Tight binding. Bookplate on fep. No other markings except Previous owner name on fep. Yellowing pages. DATE PUBLISHED: 1903 EDITION: 418 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Louis XV et madame de Pompadour

      - Goupil & Cie, Paris 1903, 25x32,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 100 copie numerate in Giappone imperiale, edizione deluxe. Bound in pieno marocchino rosso, colonna vertebrale sei nervi impostati con fili d'oro e ornati con doppie scatole dorate decorate motivi tipografici d'oro, d'oro coda data ruote dorate sui tappi, inquadramento delle reti triple dorati sui piatti colpite nei loro centri una grande composizione allegorica dorato, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, che incornicia un pizzo d'oro sulla contreplats, senso di colpa netta doppia sui tagli, la testa dorata, inglese contemporanea legame firmato Rivière e suono. libro di 50 acqueforti illustrato con 44 tavole inserto compreso, frontespizio, un ritratto di Madame de Pompadour dopo Boucher. La nostra copia, come ha stabilito la giustificazione del sorteggio per le copie sul Giappone imperiale, è piena di sue incisioni con bagno privato. Mors teste un po 'incrinato. Nizza copia superbamente situato in un legame contemporanea inglese. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos à six nerfs sertis de filets dorés et orné de doubles caissons dorés décorés de motifs typographiques dorés, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement de triples filets dorés sur les plats frappés en leurs centres d'une grande composition allégorique dorée, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tête dorée, reliure anglaise de l'époque signée de Rivière & son.  Ouvrage illustré de 50 gravures dont 44 planches hors-texte et parmi lesquelles, en frontispice, un portrait de madame de Pompadour d'après Boucher. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage pour les exemplaires sur Japon impérial, est bien complet de sa suite des gravures. Mors légèrement fendus en têtes. Bel exemplaire superbement établi dans une reliure anglaise de l'époque.

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        HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF LOUISIANA: THEIR RELIGIOUS, CIVIC, CHARITABLE AND PATRIOTIC LIFE...

      [New Orleans], Jewish Historical Publishing Company Of Louisiana, 1903. 1st edition. Later paper wrappers. 4to. 223 pages; 31 cm. Comprehensive work. Includes portraits, black-and-white photographs, advertisements, and articles. "Delving in the musty archives of the past, gathering fragmentary evidence here and there, unraveling tangled skeins of historical allusions briefly asservated, legends, superstitions and the innumerable theories handed down throughout the past four centuries, it is a logical deduction that the Jews were among the hardy men who sought out the New World, the intelligence of a Jewish savant giving to Columbus the suggestion of the voyage to the Setting Sun and Jews' money, extorted from their coffers by Isabella, furnishing the Caravels. " SUBJECT (S) : Louisiana Jews, New Orleans Jews, Jewish history. OCLC lists 8 holdings worldwide, but only two outside of Louisiana (JTS & HUC) . Some edgewear and toning. Minimal pencil markings that rarely affect text. Very minimal staining. Good condition. Scarce. (AMR-53-17)

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        The Life of Napoleon I Including New Materials From The British Official Records

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1903, 1903. THIRD EDITION. 2 vols., 8" x 5-3/4", illustrated. Bound in 1/2 tan calf, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered tan and black morocco spine labels, top edges gilt, others uncut. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, VERY GOOD.

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        The Rock Tombs of El Amarna. Complete in Six Volumes.

      The Offices of the Egyptian Exploration Fund, London 1903 - Six volumes, quarto, in cloth backed printed boards. Archaeological Survay of Egypt, edited by F.Ll. Griffith. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Memoirs. 1903-1908. With 262 plates altogether, showing photographs, plans, and line-drawings of frescoes. Subtitles: I The Tomb of Meryra. II The Tombs of Panehesy and Meryra II. II The Tombs of Huya and Ahmes. IV The Tombs of Penthu Mahu and Others. V Smallewr Tombs and Boundar Stelae. VI The Tombs of Parennefer, Tutu, and Ay. Documents of the excavation and appearance of New Kingdom monuments, arguably the most interesting an aesthetically pleasing of Ancient Egypt. Faint toning and some spots to most covers; some hinges weak internally, light wear to extremities, but on the whole a very good to near fine set. Will require extra postage. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Author's Edition.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1903 - 12 volumes, octavo, (205 x 138 mm). Near-contemporary red crushed half morocco by Bayntun, titles and centre tool gilt to spines, raised bands, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Binder's stamp to front free endpaper verso. 20th-century bookseller's cataloguing laid-in. Spines uniformly faded, tiny abrasion to fore edge of rear cover to Brigadier Gerard, minor browning to margins of endpapers; an excellent set. Title pages printed in red and black. Frontispieces and 12 plates, all with captioned tissue-guards. Signed limited edition, number 282 of 1,000 sets signed by the author. The Author's Edition was a joint publication, consisting of 12 volumes published in England by Smith, Elder & Co. and 13 volumes published in the USA by D. Appleton & Co. Only the first 510 sets were bound by Smith, Elder; the remaining 490 were reissued by John Murray with new title pages in 1917, though still marked 1903. The set collects Doyle's stories written between 1891 and 1903. The 13 volumes hold 12 novels and 5 collected series (61 short stories). The English issues omit the thirteenth volume, The Hound of the Baskervilles, but only the English sets were signed by Doyle, and they have two plates in each volume, rather than one. Doyle "considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions" (Green & Gibson). The set has a 1902 copyright in Doyle's name, made possible by the introductory material and those works which had appeared after the new Copyright Act had taken effect, but it was originally published in September 1903. Green & Gibson A60. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        I Sommi Pontefici Romani (The Roman Pontiffs)

      L. Ferloni, Roma, Italy 1903 - A book containing 253 chromolithographic postcards featuring popes beginning with St. Peter through Pius X. The postcards are inserted into the book three to a page and the colors are dramatic and vibrant. The cards indicate where the pope was born, what years they held the papacy and where they died (or are buried?). Some of the images are quite dramatic. Pope Pontian (Ponzianus), #245 in the card sequence who served from 230 to 235 has an image of a someone about to throw a dagger into his back as he is praying, likely a reference to the fact that he was arrested while serving and sentenced to death. Binding in good condition, all pages and cards present. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN OF THE ERAGNY PRESS & A NOTE ON THE RELATION OF THE PRINTED BOOK AS A WORK OF ART TO LIFE.

      - A bibliographical list of the Eragny books printed in the Vale type by Esther & Lucien Pissarro on their press at Epping, Bedford Park, and The Brook Chiswick in the order in which they were issued. Pp. [ii]+52+[2](colophon & limitation page), 15 full page illustrations with loose tissue guards, decorative pressmark on limitation page; qr. gilt lettered and decorated buff paper over green & pink daisy patterned papered boards, the lower board faintly soiled, spine extremities a trifle bruised; uncut; free endpapers offset, a couple of spots of foxing; Eragny Press, The Brook, Hammersmith, 1903. One of 235 copies on Arches handmade paper (of a total edition of 241). Genz EP17; Tomkinson 17. *The first book printed in the Brook type designed by Lucien Pissarro. Previous Eragny books bore their pressmark but were published by the Vale Press, and all but one were printed in the Vale type designed by Charles Ricketts (to whom this volume is dedicated). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lady Diana Beauclerk, Her Life and Work

      Hardback. Very Good. T Fisher Unwin, London, 1903, first edition. This edition is one of twelve copies, this copy being numbered 1. 4to, pp xvi, 316; printed on thick imitation vellum paper and quarter bound with a vellum spine over brown laid paper boards and with a simple printed paper label to the spine, top edge gilt; eight full page coloured plates with tissue guards, a full page steel engraving and another in photogravure and over 100 other illustrations, mainly in the text but some also as full page plates; spine vellum somewhat speckled, corners a little rubbed or bumped, occasional light foxing, very slight cracking between signatures b and B but otherwise firm, clean and in very good condition. Neatly written dedication in ink manuscript on the front end paper to Lady Beatrice Taylor "with affectionate wishes from Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie November 26 1903". I can't identify with any certainty the dedicatee but the dedicator is most likely the US Boston-born Pearl Mary Teresa Richards (1867-1906) who became a successful novelist and dramatist under the name John Oliver Hobbes and who lived from 1900 on the Isle of Wight. Lady Diana Beauclerk, Viscountess Bolingbroke, neé Lady Diana Spencer, (1734-1808) was the daughter of the 3rd Duke of Marlborough and the Honble. Elizabeth Trevor. Her first marriage to Lord Bolingbroke, which produced two hildren, was ended by Parliamentary petition by her husband, alleging adultery, and she immediately married Topham Beauclerk, great grandson on Charles II, with whom she had four children and who, to her apparent relief, predeceased her. If not in the absolute first rank of artists she was nevertheless highly skilled and well regarded, particularly by Horace Walpole (who devoted a special closet at Strawberry Hill for a range of seven large designs, comparing them favourably to others by Salvator Rosa) and by Sir Joshua Reynolds whose painting of her was the basis for a popular engraving. She illustrated several books, the paintings duly engraved by Bartolozzi or his pupils and several of her designs were used on Wedgwood pottery. Although the text is available in reprint form this is an opportunity to obtain a copy of the much better produced and necessarily very scarce special edition of a dozen copies. Because this is copy number one of that very limited edition and in turn presented by a later writer of note with both UK and US strong links makes the opportunity that much more significant and, indeed, unique. Lady Di, as she was widely known, was cousin to Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, and both through her and on her own account moved in a glittering social circle. NOTE: this volume weighs almost 3kg and so will attract a small postage supplement over the default prices, subject to destination.

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        THE CONFLICT

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., 1903.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-398 [399] [400: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank save for tiny signature mark "a" on recto], original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First edition. A novel of possession. "In two late novels Braddon extended her supernaturalism to the psychology of ruthlessness ... THE CONFLICT (1903) is concerned with a rather ambitious revenge. A man of great vitality, killed in a duel, swears to have revenge as he lies dying. His spirit possesses the bodies of the other duelist's friends and causes much mischief." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 51-2. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 268. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 134. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 102. Bleiler (1978), p. 29. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1979), p. 44. Sadleir 276. Wolff 634. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips and rubbed along outer joints, a couple of small spots on rear cover, hairline crack along inner rear hinge which is still holding tight, a very good copy. A very scarce book. (#151845)

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        Murat -

      Hachette Sans date (1903) -, Paris - 1 volume In-8 à l'italienne non paginé Cartonnage oblong d'éditeur pleine percaline verte. Dos lisse muet. Plats biseautés, tachés comme souvent. Gardes illustrées. Intérieur en superbe état. Texte avec en regard le dessin par JOB. Bel exemplaire, fort rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CENTRAL ASIA AND TIBET TOWARDS THE HOLY CITY OF LASSA.

      - London 1903, Hurst. Red pictorial cloth, sharp set, 2 vols., 608+644p., 8 color plates, 420 b.w. photos, top edge gilt, 5 fold-out color maps, 17 x 25 cm. bright, clean copy, tight, solid. FIRST EDITION COMPLETE EXCEPTIONALLY RARE An important primary source. Covering the discovery trek beginning in Stockholm to Kashgar, floating down the lonely Tarim, through the desert, across the Takla-Makan desert, a land of perpetual twilight, Lop-Nor and its sister lakes, a reedy desert wilderness, Northern Tibet, mountains, lakes, quagmires at high altitudes. * Across the Gobi, mountain defiles and waterless desert, ruined towns of Lou-Lan, a vanished country, survey of the Lop desert, a wandering lake across Tibet from North to South, travelling amongst clouds, a Dash for Lhassa a forbidden land of the Holy Books, across Tibet to Ladak, highland lakes, to India Kashgar and home. * An exciting primary source, true adventure great reading ! * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yakushi H 100b. *

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        Parakeets: a handbook to the imported species

      R. H. Porter, London 1903 - With 20 lovely colour plates, & other illustrations. Spine bumped at head & foot; a little loss of colour on both boards; internally clean with tight binding. Digital images can be supplied at request. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in red cloth with gilt [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Indochine

      Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 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.

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        Psychiatrie. Ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und Ärzte. 2 Bde.

      Siebte, vielfach umgearbeitete Auflage. - Leipzig, Verlag von J.A. Barth, 1903, 8, XV, (1), 478, (2) pp. XIV, 892, (2) pp., 2 Litchdrucktafeln, 11 Autotxypietafeln, 31 Figuren im Text, 22 Schriftproben, 2 orig. Leinenbände feines Expl. "Die Neubearbeitung des vorliegenden Buches, die ich durch wiederholte Vergrösserung der Auflagen möglichst hinauszuschieben gesucht habe, findet unsere Wissenschaft noch immer in lebhaften Entwicklungskämpfen. Die meisten der im letzten Jahrzehnt aufgetauchten klinischen Fragen harren noch ihrer endgültigen Lösung, und auch auf Gebieten, deren Kenntnis zu einem gewissen Abschlüsse gediehen zu sein schien, wie die Paralyse und die Epilepsie, erheben sich gewichtige Zweifel, ob nicht unsere bisherigen Anschauungen in wesentlichen Punkten einer Neuprüfung bedürfen. Diese Unsicherheit unseres Wissens ist gewiss kein unerfreuliches Zeichen bedeutet sie doch nach einem lange dauernden, ziemlich unfruchtbaren Beharrungszustande eine Neubelebung des Bedürfnisses nach klinischer Durchforschung der Geisteskrankheiten. Ausserordentlich erschwert wird aber durch die Unfertigkeit und Zwiespältigkeit der weit auseinander weichenden, vielfach wechselnden Lehrmeinungen die Aufgabe, in einem gegebenen Zeitpunkte den Besitzstand unserer Wissenschaft dar- zustellen. So wenig ich mich zu der Selbstverleugnung entschliessen kann, Anschauungen, die ich für überwunden halte, nur deswegen weiter zu lehren, weil sie sich sonst noch allgemeiner Anerkennung erfreuen, so sehr scheint es mir doch geboten, einen vorläufig gewonnenen, wenn auch als unbefriedigend erkannten Standpunkt erst dann zu verlassen, wenn ein unzweifelhaft besserer gefunden wurde. Aus diesem Grunde habe ich die Umänderungen in der neuen Bearbeitung auf das Unumgängliche beschränkt, so tief ich auch von der Verbesserungsbedürftigkeit der vorgetragenen Anschauungen, namentlich auf dem Gebiete der Dementia praecox, überzeugt bin. Im allgemeinen Teile hat namentlich die Lehre von den Erscheinungen des Irreseins eine umfassendere Durcharbeitung erfahren ich hoffe, dass sie mehr und mehr durch eine tiefer dringende Zergliederung der krankhaften Seelenvorgänge mittelst des psychologischen Versuches ersetzt werden soll. Auf klinischem Gebiete sind neben Anderem die alkoholischen Geistesstörungen, das Irresein bei Hirnerkrankungen und die Schlussabschnitte des Buches wesentlich umgestaltet worden. Die fest durchweg neuen pathologisch-anatomischen Bilder nebst den dazu gehörigen Erläuterungen verdanke ich, wie früher, der treuen und unermüdlichen Mitarbeiterschaft Nissls, zum Teil auch der Freundlichkeit Alzheimers. Heidelberg, den 19. September 1903. E. Kraepelin." Vorwort zur 7. Auflage.

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        The Art of Cross-Examination

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1903 - "The Art of Cross-Examination" by Francis L. Wellman. First edition. Published by the Macmillan Company, New York, 1903. The book measures 6.25" x 9", 283 pages. The book is in very good minus to good plus condition. Wear and staining to the boards with frayed edges and bumped corners.Previous owner's signatures on the front paste-down and endsheet, with articles adhered to the endpaper front and back. The front hinge is starting. The textblock is gently toned, clean, unmarked, and complete. A nice copy of this classic law text, with cross-examinations of celebrated cases of the day. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(H3-40) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Speeches on the Affairs of West Africa and South Africa.

      London: John Murray, 1903 - Octavo. Original quarter japon, spine lettered in gilt, monogram and 5-point coronet gilt to backstrip on front board, blue cloth sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Small bump to head of spine, pale mottling to front board. A superb copy, almost entirely unopened, in the dust jacket with a faded spine and shallow chipping at spine- and joint-ends. Double-page chart of British possessions in South Africa over time, 2 folding colour maps. First and only edition, "printed for private circulation" (title page), five copies only traced in British and Irish libraries, ten worldwide (all in South Africa or the USA), and an extremely uncommon survival in the dust jacket. Carnarvon was colonial secretary from 1874 to 1878, unsuccessfully advocating a system of confederation which he had previously implemented in Canada. His speeches "form a current history of South and West African political matters from 1874 to 1889, and as such provide a text-book on almost every incident of importance in these countries during that period" (Mendelssohn). Mendelssohn I p. 303; SABIB II p. 542. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Africa. No. 8 (1903). Report on slavery and free labour in the British East Africa Protectorate. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty. July 1903. [Cd. 1631].

      London, printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1903. - Folio. 9, (1) pp. Loosely sewn as issued. A memorandum on slavery and labour in today's Kenya and Uganda. - Oxford library stamp on title-page. A very good copy.

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        THE CRIMSON FAIRY BOOK

      Longmans Green & Co, London 1903 - xi, 371pp, black & white illustrations, some full page, with 8 coloured plates, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated endpapers - pink to front and blue rear, all edges gilt, original gilt-decorated crimson cloth, spine a little faded. Bright, fresh copies of this popular series are seldom found. Size: 7.5 x 5 Inches [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Heures de la Femme ? Paris. Tableaux parisiens dessinés, gravés ? l'eau-forte et accompagnés d'un texte par Pierre Vidal.

      Paris, Boudet, Librairie Lahure, o. J. (1903). - VIII, 192 S., 1 Bl. Grüner Original-Dreiviertellederband mit goldener Titelprägung, aufwendigen mehrfarbigen Motivprägungen und floraler Ornamentik auf dem Buchrücken; Buchdeckel mit mehrfarbigen Marmorbezügen und großen Lederecken; Kopfgoldschnitt; grün-rot-goldenes Lesebändchen; Vorsätze mit Buntpapierbezügen im Pfauendesign; die Aquatinta-Drucke von Seidenhemdchen geschützt. Format: 24 x 19 cm. Bibliophiles Illustrationswerk in streng limitierter Auflage von 250 nummerierten Exemplaren, zugleich eine Hommage an die Frauen von Paris. Das hier angebotene Exemplar trägt die Ausgabenummer 223. Enthalten sind 96 überwiegend dreiviertel- und halbseitige Aquatinta-Drucke mit Szenen des Pariser Alltags nach Aquarellen von Pierre Vidal mit ausführlichen Begleittexten des Künstlers. Das Aquatinta-Verfahren erlaubt einen räumlich erscheinenden Blick auf die dargestellten Szenen. Illustrationen und Texte werden umrahmt von 71 farbigen floralen Kopfvignetten und 70 Fußvignetten im Jugendstil-Dekor. Der französische Maler und Illustrator Pierre Vidal (geb.1849, Todesdatum unsicher, 1913 oder 1921) ist insbesondere bekannt für seine Illustrationen in den Werken Honoré de Balzacs sowie des Dichters und Romanciers Pierre Lou?s (1870 - 1925) und des Schriftstellers und Historikers Prosper Mérimée (1803 - 1870). Vidal studierte zunächst Rechtswissenschaften und war als Rechtsanwalt tätig, bevor er sich der Malerei zuwandte. Eine erste Ausstellung seiner Werke fand 1874 statt. In der graphischen Sammlung der französischen Nationalbibliothek finden sich zahlreiche seiner Arbeiten, überwiegend Aquarelle, in denen sich Stilwelten und Moden der Belle Époque widerspiegeln. Der aufwendig gestaltete Band befindet sich in sehr gutem, nahezu tadellosem Zustand (allenfalls Buchrücken minimal berieben); vorderer Vorsatz mit ästhetischem Exlibris. Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei; nahezu alle Seidenhemdchen noch innenliegend. In toto vorzügliches Exemplar dieses außergewöhnlichen Werkes, in dem sich die Buch- und Gestaltungskunst des Jugendstils in beeindruckender Weise widerspiegelt (excellent Exemplaire de ce travail extraordinaire; excellent copy of this extraordinary work). Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Plus de photos sur le site web du librairie antiquaire (s'il vous pla?t mentionner le numéro de l'article sur le c?té de l'offre dans la zone de recherche). Further photos on the homepage of the antiquarian bookstore (please enter there the article number in the search box).

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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      New York: Charles Scribner Son's, 1903 This powerful novel is one of the most perceptive tellings of the Civil War experience. This book is more than the moving story of a Kentucky mountain boy who fights to save the Union. Even the Civil War itself is but an epic stage for the novel's main business--the testing and maturation of a hero as American as Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer.Susannah Hart, the aunt of Mrs. Henry Clay, raised and pulled the flax which she wove and spun into her wedding gown, with an art so clever that she could draw the width through her wedding ring. She belonged to the wealthiest of those early families of note, and was the wife of Gov. Isaac Shelby. She died at the age of seventy-two years at "Travelers' Rest," the grand old homestead which has never passed out of the Shelby family. She was the mother of ten children, and her descendants are widely scattered. Mary Hopkins Cabell Breckinridge was a contemporary whose work can never die. Hers were not deeds of daring nor of tragic from the lurking Indian. Her power was in her eloquent conversation, her strong opinions, her decided views of duty. Her sons are orators and statesmen; her daughters are ambitious and progressive. Margaret Breckinridge, a granddaughter, devoted heart and hands to hospital work during the war of the Blue and the Grey; and by her gentle, self-sacrificing ministering was named the "Angel of the hospitals." She said, "Shall men die by thousands for their country and no woman risk her life?" Still a younger generation is led by Miss Sophronisba Breckinridge, who after years of travel in Europe, studied law in her father's office. Mrs. Catherine Hunt, the chatelaine of one of Lexington's proud homes, reigned a queen in her domain. The train of servants, the management of her handsome estate and all the demands upon the mistress of such possessions, called for executive ability of rare degree. Hers was the thinking head and the guiding hand. The Baroness Burdett Coutts says: "Woman may be allowed to lead in acts of charity," and right nobly has she set this example. This woman, Mrs. Hunt, used her prerogative here. Sixty-one years ago, when cholera wellnigh depopulated the Blue Grass capital, she went forth on pious mission bent. Coming upon three desolate little children, whose parents lay dead, she said to a friend: "What shall we do with them? Let us buy them a home." She opened her purse and established the Orphans' Home, Lexington's oldest charitable institution, where many little feet have found a resting place. Mrs. Henrietta Hunt Morgan was her daughter, and the Hon. Francis Kay Hunt, of legal celebrity, was her worthy son. Mrs. Morgan presided over her household much after the manner of her bringing up. She was the mother of a remarkable family. Her sons were Gen. John Hunt Morgan, Col. Calvin Morgan, Capt. Charlton Hunt Morgan, and Lieut. Thomas Morgan. Her daughters were the wives of Gen. A. P. Hill and of Gen. Basil W. Duke. Behold the evolution of the Kentucky girl, if I may so term the greater liberty of today! Mrs. Henrietta Morgan Duke, of Louisville, Ky., one of our commissioners, is a woman of incomparable qualities of heart and brain. She reflects the grandmother and mother in strength of character and in executive ability. Times have changed, and she has risen to the demands. Her young daughter, Miss Carrie Duke, the violin virtuoso, represents the fourth generation of this family. The ancient code would have held her captive, but the liberty of the present sent her abroad to develop the divine genius that now sways multitudes. Another young descendant of Mrs. Hunt is Miss Lucy Lee Hill, a World's Fair Commissioner, who bravely and briskly went about the work of collecting exhibits; faithfully she has presided at the state building. Yet another great-granddaughter is Miss Eleanor Howard Morgan, daughter of Capt. Charlton Morgan, who entered Bryn Mawr College, where her scientist brother, Dr. Thomas Morgan, holds the chair of biology. This young girl perfectly illustrates the fact that developing a woman's brain does not necessarily rob her of feminine charm. No lily of the valley, breathing its delicate fragrance far below the gaze of man, is more modestly environed; yet her influence pervades all the atmosphere about her. She inherits, not the dash of her uncle, the cavalry chief, but the steady glow of woman's star when lit by the brilliancy of intellectual fire

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        [SECOND ANGLO-BOER WAR] The Nubia Lyre. The unofficial organ of H.M.T. No. 4. Commander F.J. Fox. Special Law edition. Wednesday 5th August 1903. In aid of Seamen's Charities.

      [At sea] : HMHS "Nubia", 1903. Foolscap roneo-printed shipboard newspaper, illustrated front cover (detached, stained and with some loss at edges), original brass rivets, 44 pp, including 3 original shipboard albumen print photographs and a gouache drawing by S.P. Sabin laid in; contents clean and sound. Rare. SS Nubia was a passenger-cargo steamer built for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company and launched in December 1894. Between 1899 and 1903, during the Second Anglo-Boer War, Nubia was used as a hospital and transport ship, making several return voyages between Southampton and Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The Nubia Lyre appears completely unrecorded. The newspaper is entirely satirical and was written for the amusement of wounded soldiers and the ship's crew, all returning to England from South Africa on the Nubia's last voyage as a hospital ship. The copy we offer here was saved for posterity by one of the contributors, S.P. Sabin, who was the ship's 4th Officer. It was loosely inserted in Sabin's album of memorabilia documenting his career as a P. & O. employee. Provenance: Sabin's complete album was sold by Christie's, London, in 2001; with some items removed, the album was subsequently offered for sale through Swann Galleries, New York, Maps & Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books, December 8 2016, lot 391.

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        [Hand-drawn watercolor menu] en honneur de S A R Le Prince Maha Valiravudh Prince Royal de Siam Burapha Palace, Fevriar 14, 1903

      Bangkok, [Thailand], 1903. Die-cut, pen and ink, and watercolor menu (17 x 13 cm.). Text in printed in French on the verso and in Thai on the recto. The fanciful menu for a dinner in honor of Prince Maha Valiravudh of Siam, depicts a royal procession. Printed fare, includes both Western and Thai dishes, including: Dindon Froid, Oie Rotie Froide, Aspci de Foie Gras, Jambon d'Yorck, Petits Fours, and Creme Glacées, on the Western side; and Kanom Buang, de Siam et d'Annam, Mieng Lao-Kanom Chieb, Sai Krok Khao, Kanon Pang Natang, Mee Khao Tang, and Punlami Dong Dang, for the Thai dishes. Wear to edges of the die-cut, with perhaps some loss to the tip of the bright red and yellow pennant; six, small ink designs added. Still, bright colorful and near very good.

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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

      1903 - London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903. Original maroon paper-covered boards with cover pictorial onlay. First Trade Edition, first printing, of Beatrix Potter's second book. PETER RABBIT first came out in two private printings in 1901, followed by its trade edition in 1902; a privately-printed edition of THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER came out in 1902; next came the first (trade) edition of SQUIRREL NUTKIN in August 1903, followed by this trade edition of THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER in October.~This title had two printings dated 1903: the first (including this copy) has identical facing endpapers, whereas the second has mirror-image facing endpapers. The trade edition was bound in either maroon or dark green paper-covered boards with front cover illustration, or in a floral-patterned fabric without (no priority). This is a very attractive, close-to-fine copy (maroon spine very slightly faded as usual, very minor soil at a corner of the rear cover); atypically, the original endpapers are intact. Linder p. 423; Quinby 4. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ISLAND OF FORMOSA: Historical View from 1430 to 1900 History, People, Resour

      - Yokohama 1903, Kelly & Walsh. Green cloth, neatly rebacked, very good, 646+28+46p., color map,166 b.w. illus. & diagrams large foldout map, pages 417-424 in facsimile, top gilt. R A R E SUBTITLE: cont. Tea, Camphor, Sugar, Gold, Coal, Sulphur, Economical Plants, and other Products. This excellent & com- prehensive work was written by the then U.S. Consul. This source begins with Formosa's first known visitors, then un- der the Dutch, the Kingdom of Koxinga, a Chinese posses- sion,visited by Benyowsky 1771, foreign intercourse and mas- sacre of British subjects 1801-1847, wrecks and outrages on Navagators to 1867. Japanese Expedition of 1874, opened to foreign trade 1868, French campaign in Formosa as a province of China, Japanese occupation of the pescdores & War 1895. Rise of Formosan Republic, Japanese occupation. The tea, ca- mphor, sugar, gold, coal petroleum, gas, sulphur and salt industries. With a fascinating study on the economic plants, inhabitants, folk-culture. Japanese administration, society, education, justice, crime, sanitation, finance, defence,com- munications, posts, shipping, trade &c. A superb source.RARE

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        Louis XV et Madame de Pompadour.

      Paris: Goupil & Cie,, 1903. Large quarto (316 x 248 mm). Contemporary blue crushed half morocco by Bumpus, spine lettered and decorated in gilt in compartments, white cloth sides, royal crest of Louis XV to front cover in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, brown silk page marker. Text in French. Title page printed in red and black. Frontispiece portrait in 2 states, 1 in colour, illustrated title page, and 50 illustrations, all in two states, totalling 104 plates, with tissue-guards captioned in red. Binder's stamp to front free endpaper verso. Slight wear to extremities, notably to bottom edges; an excellent copy. First edition, number 73 of 100 copies printed on japon with the plates in two states. Goupil was the leading art dealership in 19th-century France and produced lavishly Romantic turn-of-the-century illustrated historical biographies. Historian Pierre de Nolhac (1859–1936) who wrote a number works on the ancien regime, led the efforts to restore the Palace of Versailles, becoming the curator in 1892. With the bookplate of Mary Harmsworth, (1838–1925), to the front pastedown, and the bookplate of Annie Cowdray (d. 1932), wife of the 1st Viscount Cowdray to the front free endpaper. Mary Harmsworth is the namesake of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in Kennington, in which the Imperial War Museum is situated.

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