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        Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne

      [London], 1903. [London], 1903. (HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL) 8 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. Pencil on artist's board, signed in upper right corner ("Edmund J. Sullivan '03"). Matted and framed . A virtuso performance by Edmund Joseph Sullivan, a painter, watercolorist, draughtsman, lithographer, engraver, art critic and teacher. His early association with The Daily Graphic launched his fame and established him "as one of the foremost illustrators of his time, although eclipsed by Rackham and Dulac. He was a superb draughtsman, especially in chalks and had a strong and inventive imagination" - House, p. 470. A superb character study of the the young Hawthorne, leaning against a mantlepiece, a quill in hand, beneath a portrait of Washington

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        Schwesterlein Aljonuschka, Brüderlein Iwanuschka. Das weisse Wildentchen. (Russisch).

      St.-Petersburg, Izdanie Ekspedizii zagotowlenija Gosudarstwennyh bumag, 1903.. 4°. 12 S. Mit farb. Illustr. von Iwan Bilibin. Farb. illustr. vordere Orig.-Umschlagblatt.. Schug 2732. - Cotsen 1217. - Erste Ausgabe. - Das hintere Umschlagblatt fehlt. Rücken mit Leinenkleber. Bindung gelockert. Seiten etwas gebräunt. (Sprache: Russisch / Russian)

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        The Tale of Peter Rabbit [Peter Rabbit First Series Number One]

      London: Frederick Warne and Co, No date stated [1903 actual]. London: Frederick Warne and Co, No date stated [1903 actual]. First Edition, Sixth Printing. Hardcover. Good/[No dustjacket]: A generally presentable copy. All notable faults: Lightly shaken, light pulling of the lower hinge, moderate wear at the edges of the backstrip, a few minor marks, one (repaired) tear on the title page, moderate to heavy creasing on the title page, moderate to heavy surface abrasions on the pages 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 20, 21, 58, 59, 66, 67 and the rear endpapers, chips to the gutter of pages 19/20 and the free rear endpaper and a few pen marks on the free front endpaper. Dustjacket not present. 15207. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, Sixth Printing [[Quinby 2 and Linder, page 421]].

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        Gaspard de la Nuit. Fantaisie à la manière de Rembrandt et de Callot.

      Paris, Société d'éditions d'art "Le Livre et l'Estampe", 1903. - In-4°, XV-VI-214p. Edition illustrée de 50 eaux-fortes originales de J. Fontanez. Tirage total 300 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des 40 exemplaires sur Chine (deuxième papier après 25 Japon) contenant 2 états des illustrations et une planche refusée. Le bulletin de souscription a été relié en fin de volume. Exemplaire en excellente condition. Reliure plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs avec titre doré à froid, gardes marbrées, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        Entscheidungen des Reichsgerichts in Civilsachen . >> 101 Bände << ( ab Nr.1 - Neue Folge , die gleichzeitig auch Nr. 51 der Gesamtreihe ist + 9 Bände Generalregister ).

      Leipzig, Veit & Comp. ( W. de Gruyter & Co. ) 1903 bis 1934 1903 bis 1934. Format: 14,5 x 21,5 cm, insgesamt ca. 45.000 Seiten. Fest gebunden in Orig. Halbleder (ab Band 37 in Orig. Halbleinen) auf Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung. Leder bzw. Leinenecken. Band 1-33 leider mit klarer, leicht glänzender Schutzfolie überzogen, was in diesem Fall merkwürdigerweise überhaupt nicht häßlich wirkt; die Bände sehen im Gegenteil im eher noch besser aus . Schön marmorierte Deckel, die Marmorierung ändert sich im Laufe der Jahrzehnte ein wenig, behält aber den Farbton bei . Einige wenige Lederrücken etwas lädiert, alle innen super sauber. Kl. alter Besitzerstempel. Insg prima erhaltene Ausgabe, sehr dekorativer Gesamteindruck. *** Sonderangebot: dieses Antiquariat bietet ZVAB-Kunden einen Rabatt von 15% auf sämtliche Preise. Preis ohne Nachlass EUR: 1280,00. * >> Entscheidungen des Reichsgerichts in Zivilsachen << Titel ab Bd. 7 . ** Zur ungefähren Erklärung der Numerierung: Neue Folge = 1. - 91. Band. bzw. der Gesamtreihe 51. bis 142. Band . Ergänzt durch neun Bände Generalregister für die Bände 51 - 140 , d.h. auch für Neue Folge, 1.- 91. Band. ). Die Numerierung ist sehr verwirrend . Bei Interesse rufen Sie uns an - oder kommen Sie vorbei! Attraktive Reihe ; mehr als drei Meter (!) schöne Rücken. ** Von 1903 bis 1934 komplett. Sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Hrdina-Lenz-Hrdina PHV Verlag & Antiquar]
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        Odes From the Divan of Hafiz, Freely Rendered from Literal Translations

      New York: Privately Printed, 1903. New York: Privately Printed,, 1903. Quarto. Original vellum-backed Hollande boards, spine with raised bands and gilt titles. Covers marked, rubbed and somewhat scratched at the spine, slight spotting to some early and late leaves. Still a very good copy. First edition thus of the poems of Hafiz, the 14th century Persian mystic; one of 300 numbered small paper copies signed by Richard le Gallienne, from an edition of 335 copies privately printed for the author at the Heintzemann Press, Boston, in June 1903. Le Gallienne has added a personal inscription to the signature on the limitation leaf so that it reads, "from Richard Le Gallienne, to D." Odes from the Divan of Hafiz is the first book produced by Le Gallienne (once a prominent figure of London&#39;s decadent 1890s, a member with W. B. Yeats of the Rhymer&#39;s Club, a reader for Elkin Mathews, a collaborator with Aubrey Beardsley on the Yellow Book, and author of the once-popular "Quest for the Golden Girl") from the United States, after his emigration there due to the break-up of his marriage to Julie Norregard earlier that year. The binding is intriguing for being in a markedly Kelmscott style though produced in America, thanks to Le Gallienne&#39;s private printing directives in trying to take something of the English aesthetic with him. The text includes a lengthy introductory disquisition by Le Gallienne on the superiority of his poetical translation to the more "literal" translations of Colonel Wilberforce Clarke (Calcutta 1891) and John Payne (London 1901) (from whom he took his text), professing that he has, "by a literal unfaithfulness, achieve[d] the essential faithfulness" to the music and the epicurean spirit of Hafiz&#39;s original.

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        Une Étude en Rouge

      Paris: Librairie Ch. Delagrave, [1903]. Paris: Librairie Ch. Delagrave,, [1903]. Précédé d&#39;une préface par L. Brandin. Traduit par Mme Charleville. Octavo. Contemporary green half cloth, marbled sides, titles to spine gilt, original pictorial wrappers bound in, edges speckled black. Spine rolled, extremities lightly rubbed, tiny nick to top edge of front board, wrappers with shaved titles and some minor dampstaining and creasing. An excellent copy. Rare first French edition of A Study in Scarlet, which is the author&#39;s first novel, and the first Sherlock Holmes story. Originally published in Beeton&#39;s Christmas Annual, 1887, and first published in book form by Ward, Lock & Co. in 1888. Part of the "Bibliothèque des meilleurs romans anglais contemporains" series.

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        The Story of Little Black Sambo

      UK: Grant Richards, 1903. UK: Grant Richards. London, Grant Richards, 1903. Hardback first edition of the large format edition. Some wear to the boards and spine but most notably eight leaves have been replaced with facsimiles and there is sporadic wear to the original leaves. Still a scarce book however. . Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1903.

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        Father Tuck&#39;s Post Card Painting Book

      , 1903. 1903. first edition. Scarcely Found Complete and CleanWAIN, Louis. Father Tuck&#39;s Post Card Painting Book. London - Paris - New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons. Ltd., n.d. [1903]. First edition, Artistic Series No. 2530. Quarto (10 1/2 x 8 in; 266 x 202 mm). Sixteen leaves (including inside covers) comprised of eight leaves with four full color, gum arabic-heightened illustrations each and eight uncolored perforated leaves with matching illustrations to rectos as post cards with printed mailing info to versos. Designed at the Tuck Studios in London and printed at the Fine Art Works in Germany.Pictorial glossy wrappers in full color. Complete with all post cards present and uncolored; thus scarce. Unusually clean, and with just a tiny chip to lower right corner of front wrapper and a crossed out ink inscription dated 1904 on inside front wrapper. An excellent copy.Classic Wain cats (and dogs!) at play and suitable for coloring and mailing.At the end of the last century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. &#147;He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves&#148; (H.G. Wells).&#147;From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled&#133;[a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!&#148; (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Publisher Raphael Tuck (1821-1900), from Germany, came to London in 1870 and shortly established himself as a fine art publisher. "...he saw the opportunity to move into the children&#39;s book market with volumes of high pictorial quality and outstanding production...Tuck&#39;s books were colourful and imaginative, catered for young and old alike, and covered topics ranging from ancient myths to contemporary events...On his retirement in 1882 he handed the business over to his three sons" (Haining, Moveable Books, pp. 36-37), who continued the firm&#39;s tradition of children&#39;s books of the highest quality.Dale 61.

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        The Practical Photographer

      London - Hodder and Stoughton 1903 - %0D%0AA complete collection of the Edwardian periodical, The Practical Photographer. %0D%0ALibrary series (first edition). %0D%0AContaining volumes I-30. %0D%0AIllustrated throughout with many photographic plates, some of which have been tipped onto cartridge paper, and illustrations in the text. %0D%0AVolume I: Issues 1-4%0D%0AVolume II: Issues 5-8%0D%0AVolume III: Issues 9-12%0D%0AVolume IV: Issues 13-16%0D%0AVolume V: 17-20%0D%0AVolume VI: 21-25%0D%0AVolume VII: 26-30%0D%0AFive plates have been removed by a previous owner. %0D%0AComplete in thirty volumes, bound in seven. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0ARebound in morocco. Externally, generally smart, though with some rubbing. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Labels to two backstrips. 10 hinge strained, with4 joint starting, Pages are bright, though with a few handling marks and some instances of foxing. Loss to a few of the pictures. Endpapers of the fifth volume have been removed, with some loss to the other endpapers. Overall: GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maximes

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1903. London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1903. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. Hardcover (Full Leather). 2 volumes finely bound in full brown morocco, gilt, spines with raised bands, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, by Brentanos. A very attractively printed and bound bilingual edition of Vauvenargues maxims. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 043959.

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        MAN & SUPERMAN A Comedy and a Philosophy

      Constable & Co. , 1903. Constable & Co. , 1903. First edition. Original sage green cloth titled in gilt on the spine. Author&#39;s contemporary presentation copy, inscribed on the half title, "To Sydney & Beatrice Webb from G. Bernard Shaw / Strachur Aug 1903." Ownership inscription of Beatrice Webb to the front endpaper. Spine ends worn, cloth somewhat soiled with some ink marks. Hinges tender, but internally sound. A good copy. An exceptional presentation copy of one of Shaw&#39;s most famous works. Shaw first met Sidney Webb at a meeting of the Zetetical Society in 1879, and it was with the Webbs that Shaw essentially founded the Fabian society, the socialist political organization dedicated to transforming Britain into a socialist state, not by revolution but by systematic progressive legislation, bolstered by persuasion and mass education. The Fabian society would later be instrumental in founding the London School of Economics and the Labour Party. It remains Shaw&#39;s lasting political legacy. On attending an exploratory meeting of potential &#39;Fabians&#39;, "Shaw had found his official milieu. He went away and returned with a Zetetical discovery of his: one Sidney Webb (later Lord Passfield), then resident clerk at the Colonial office ... Wherever Shaw has succeeded you will find that he has attached himself to some more enterprising spirit who has taken all the money risks ... In his F+-abian phase he picked Sidney Webb; and the firm of Sidney and Beatrice Webb proved a very sound political investment." (Frank Harris - Bernard Shaw). Man and Superman, which is superficially a light comedy of manners, was intended to be something much deeper, as suggested by the title (from Friedrich Nietzsche&#39;s philosophical ideas about the "Übermensch"). Due to its length, early critics called the play tedious and dramatically unsound, but today it is considered a landmark in the genre of the &#39;&#39;idea play.&#39;&#39; Lawrence A51

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        The Brickbuilder [bound volume, 1903-1904]

      Rogers & Manson 1903-1904, Boston - (no dust jacket) [solid binding but much external wear, including fraying at several corners, spotting on front cover, etc.; internally quite clean, and firmly bound with the exception of one loose page]. (B&W photographs, plates, diagrams, plans, etc.) Bound volume of 24 monthly issues of this large-format architectural trade periodical (approx. 13" x 10-1/2", containing about 550 pages altogether), "devoted to the interests of architecture in materials of clay." The publication contains a wealth of information regarding architectural and construction practices of the period, primarily in the U.S., although there are a number of features focusing on British architecture, and occasional coverage of notable structures in Spain, Germany and elsewhere. Designs are presented and discussed for nearly every type of private and public building: single-family homes, hotels, department stores, train stations, apartment houses, office buildlings, clubhouses, hospitals, churches (including Westminster Cathedral in London), etc. Many topics are treated in-depth in multi-part articles: "The Planning of Apartment Houses"; "The Business Side of an Architect's Office"; "Hospital Planning" (there's a LOT about hospitals); "Interesting Brick and Terra-Cotta Architecture in St. Louis"; "Brickwork on the Pacific Slope" (mostly dealing with San Francisco -- before the 1906 earthquake, of course); etc. (An article on "Brick Architecture in and about Chicago," in the September 1903 issue, features photos of several Frank Lloyd Wright houses.) As one might imagine, there is a great deal of attention paid to "fireproof" construction, including several articles of the "lessons learned" variety in the wake of various notable urban fires, e.g. the Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago in December 1903. Especially notable in this regard is an extensive 52-page report on the Great Baltimore Fire of February 1904, issued as a special supplement to the March 1904 issue; it describes and discusses the fire's causes and effects in great detail, and is illustrated with numerous "aftermath" photos of various buildings. (This is considered the third most destructive urban fire in American history, surpassed only by Chicago's 1871 blaze and the San Francisco earthquake and fire in 1906.) Indexes to both volumes are bound in at the front. NOISBN [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zustände im heutigen Persien

      Leipzig, Hirsemann, 1903.. wie sie das Reisetagebuch Ibrahim Begs enthüllt. Aus dem Persischen übersetzt und bearbeitet. Mit einer farbigen Karte, 84 Tafeln und Textabbildungen, XX, 332 Seiten, bedruckte Original-Kartonage, 24 x 16,5 cm,. Einband etwas berieben und angestaubt, Stempel auf Einbanddeckel und Titel. Interessante Reisebeschreibung eines in Lairo lebenden persischen Kaufmannssohnes über seine Wallfahrt nach Mesched und Rückreise durch das nördliche Persien. In seinem Bericht setzt sich Ibrahim Beg, ein unzweifelhafter persischer Patriot, mit den desolaten Verhältnissen in seinem Heimatland auseinander. Zwischen den Zeilen spürt man seinen intellektuellen Spagat, das Land zu lieben zu wollen, welches er eigentlich nur hassen kann.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Recherches sur une propriete nouvelle de la matiere activite radiante spontanee ou radioactivite de la matiere.

      Paris, Firmin Didot, 1903.. (28,5 x 23 cm). (4) 360 (3) S. Mit 13 Tafeln. Moderner Kunstlederband mit beigebundenem Original-Umschlag, unaufgeschnitten. (Memoires de l'academie des sciences de l'institut de France).. Erste Ausgabe seines umfangreichen abschließenden Werkes. Es besteht aus einer chronologischen Beschreibung seiner Untersuchungen, seinen ausgereiften Schlussfolgerungen sowie einer Bibliographie, die 214 Abhandlungen über Radioaktivität enthält. Becquerel findet 1896 bei Untersuchungen der Phosphoreszenz von Uran eine bis dahin unbekannte Strahlungsart, der er den Namen Radioaktivität gibt. 1899 weist er die magnetische Ablenkbarkeit der Betastrahlen nach. 1903 erhält er für die Entdeckung der spontanen Radioaktivität zusammen mit dem Ehepaar Curie den Nobelpreis für Physik. - Erstes und letztes Blatt etwas gebräunt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 1, 558; PMM 393; Dibner 163; Norman 158

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        La montagne à travers les âges - des temps antiques à la fin du 18è siècle - La montagne aujourd?hui

      Falque & Perrin à Grenoble, Ducloz à Moutiers, 1903 - 04. 2 grands forts volumes in / 4 reliure demi - chagrin violet, dos à nerfs à fleurons et titres dorés, 307 et 350 illustrations 559 p. & 491 p. Edition originale. Ouvrages en excellent état. Biblio Perret ( 2031) précise qu?il s?agit d?un ouvrage remarquablement imprimé, très recherché. relié Bon état

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
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        The Durbar. Text by Dorothy Menpes.

      Ldn., Adam and Charles Black. 1903. Stor 4to. Originalt hvitt shirtingbind.Rikt dekorert i gull og farver. Topp gullsnitt. xii, 210 s. Med 100 farvepl. Large 4to. Original cloth. Richly decorated in gold and colours. T. e. g. xii, 210 pp. With 100 coloured plates.. Ex libris. Lite hull i ryggen. Nr. 870 av 1000 deluxe eks. Signert av forfatteren. Bookplate. Small hole in spine. No. 870 of 1000 deluxe copies. Signed by the author

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        Das Mineralreich. Text- und Tafelband, 2 Bände (cplt.)

      Stuttgart, Lehmann 1903.. 4°. IV, 440 S. Mit zahlreichen Text-Illustrationen und 90 meist chromolith. Tafeln mit beschrifteten Pergamindeckblättern. Orig.-Halblederbd. und Halbledermappe mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie Deckelfileten (Ecken bestossen, Rücken und Ecken berieben, VDeckel des Textbandes mit Leimspur)., fester Einband. Standardwerk der Mineralogie. - Hauptwerk des deutschen Mineralogen Reinhard Brauns (1862-1937), der vorallem Untersuchungen untersuchte zu optischen Anomalien der Kristalle vornahm und an der synthetischen Herstellung von Edelsteinen arbeitete. Er war 1908 Mitbegründer der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft. - Innendeckel mit Klebeschild und Leimspur, Tafelränder teils etwas gebräunt, Mappe stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Traité théorique et pratique des Moteurs à gaz et à pétrole. Dernière Evolution du moteur à gaz. 3 Tomes .

      E. Bernard - In4, 3 forts ouvrages reliés en état satisfaisant, (petites traces sur le tissage noir, noircissement des tranches, intérieur avec rousseurs épisodiques sur certaines pages, relâchement de l'extrémité haute au dos du Tome 2). Tome 1 : Histoire et classification des moteurs, Etude des gaz de ville, de l'air carburé. Gaz pauvres, gaz de hauts fourneaux, acétylène, pétrole, gazoline et alcool. Gazogènes Théorie générique et expérimentale des moteurs. Mesure et calcul de la puissance. Résultats d'essais. Tome II : Monographie des principaux moteurs à gaz et à pétrole. Moteurs à double effet, Moteurs Compound. Eléments de construction des moteurs. Installation, conduite et entretien. Applications. Tome III: Dernière évolution du moteur à gaz, Complément de la 4e édition. Année 1903, 1904,1910; 1128 pages + 459 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bourses de voyage

      Bibliothèque d?éducation et de récréation, J. Hetzel, Paris, s.d. (1903). In / 4 cartonnage ?au globe doré? avec titre sur deux lignes, doré sur tranche, 74 illustrations (Benett) in et hors - texte dont 13 photographies et 12 chormotypographies, 441 p., 1 f. Coiffes amorties, petites usures sur le mors supérieur et la coiffe inférieure, quelques rousseurs. Plats très frais aux ors comme neufs. relié Bon état

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        Der Aufgang zur Sonne. Hausmärchen. Minden, Bruns o.J. (1903). kl.-8°,.

      . 98 S., 1 Bl. Illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenband mit Einbandzeichnung von Paul Scheerbart.. Erste Ausgabe.- WG. 12; Raabe/Hannich-Bode 260.12.- Kleiner Name auf Vortitel, Rücken minimal geblichen, die ersten und letzten Blatt mit minimalen Stockflecken, schönes Exemplar.

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        Clan Fraser no. 78 Order of Scottish Clans : Cash Book [record of dues and payments for Clan Fraser no. 78 Order of Scottish Clans, San Francisco, August 1903 - July 1906

      Clan Fraser no. 78 Order of Scottish Clans 1903 - Rare. This large format leatherbound cash book contains members names and accounts of dues from 1903-1906 for the Clan Fraser no. 78 Order of Scottish Clans in San Francisco. 250 double pages [500p.], 42 x 28cm. Subjects: Scottish clans -- Scotland -- Emigration -- San Francisco, United States -- Early 20th century -- History - original archives. Very good copy bound in full leather. Gilt blocking to spine with raised bands. Minor dulling and rubbing evident to spine and panel edges as with use and age. Some scuffs and scratches to boards, with a small white stain mark to the front panel. Gilt-stamped borders to front and rear panels. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 5 Kg. 250 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Autograph Centenary Edition. The autograph centenary edition of the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson is limited to six hundred signed and numbered copies of which this is No. 525. Signed by "Houghton, Mifflin, Co." in volume I: The Nature Addresses and Lectures which includes a manuscript page in Emerson's hand. With numnerous photogravures throughout the volumes.

      Houghton, Mifflin 1903, 1904, 1909, Boston - A partial set of the works, six (6) volumes of the original twelve (12). Included is Volume I (1903): The Nature Addresses and Lectures which has a page of Emerson's original manuscript bound in at the front in addition to 3 engravings (Emerson, The Old Manse, and A. Bronson Alcott). Volume I of The Journals (1909): with 5 engravings; Volume II of The Journals (1909): with 4 photogravures. Volume X (1904): Lectures and Bibliographical Sketches with 6 photogravures (e.g., splendid Thoreau portrait); Volume XI (1904): Miscellanies with 5 engravings; Volume XII (1904): Natural History of Intellect and other Papers with 5 engravings. All six volumes are uniformly bound in sturdy brown buckram with paper labels on the spines. All the labels are present. There is fraying, wear, and light chipping to the top and bottom of the spine ends. Most of the pages are unopened, but some have been carelessly cut or opened, not affecting the text in any way. All the photogravures are present. Each volume is protected with an acetate jacket. Overall, a serviceable and charming sextet with an original manuscript page from Emerson?s nature journals. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803?1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled "The American Scholar" in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence".Emerson wrote most of his important essays as lectures first, then revised them for print. His first two collections of essays? Essays: First Series and Essays: Second Series, published respectively in 1841 and 1844? represent the core of his thinking, and include such well-known essays as Self-Reliance, The Over-Soul, Circles, The Poet and Experience. Together with Nature, these essays made the decade from the mid-1830s to the mid-1840s Emerson's most fertile period. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gedanken über Tod und Unsterblichkeit. Durchgesehen und Herausgegeben von Friedrich Jodl.

      Stuttgart. Fr. Frommanns Verlag (E. Hauff).1903.. 10 Bände. 23 x 15 cm. Original Leinwand mit Rückenvergoldung. Vorder und Rückendeckel etwas fleckig und angestaubt. Sowie etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Seiten durchgehend leicht gebräunt. Teilweise mit handschriftlichen Eintragungen an den Seitenrändern. Marmorierter Kopf und Seitenschnitt. Kopfschnitt leicht angestaubt. Bei Band 10 untere vordere Rückenkannte leicht aufgeplatzt.. Band II: Philosophische Kritiken und Grundsätze. Band III: Geschichte der neueren Philosophie von Bacon von Verulam bis Benedikt Spinoza. Band IV: Darstellung, Entwicklung und Kritik der Leibniz'schen Philosophie. Zur neueren Philosophie und ihrer Geschichte. Band V: Pierre Bayle. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Menschheit. Mit einer Biographie Bayles vom Herausgeber. Band VI: Das Wesen des Christentums. Band VII: Erläuterungen und Ergänzungen zum Wesen des Christenthums. Band VIII: Vorlesungen über das Wesen der Religion. Band IX: Theogonie. Band X: Schriften zur Ethik und nachgelassene Aphorismen. Aus der Einführung der Gesamtausgabe: Am 13. September 1902 waren dreißig Jahre verflossen, seit Ludwig Feuerbach aus dem Leben geschieden ist. Das Erlöschen des gesetzlichen Privilegiums, welches die noch bei Lebzeiten des Philosophen von der Verlagsbuchhandlung Otto Wigrad in Leipzig veranstaltete Gesamtausgabe (10 Bände, Leipzig 1846-1866) schützte liess die Frage hervortreten, ob diese Ausgabe allen Ansprüchen genüge, welche die deutsche Wissenschaft und das deutsche Volk an das geistige Erbe des grossen Denkers zu stellen berechtigt sind. In der vorliegenden Gesamtausgabe hat nun, naqchdem sich die Herausgeber die Verfügung über den gedruckten Theil des Nachlasses gesichert, das Werthvolle, was Grün aus dem Nachlasse mitzutheilen in der Lage war, Aufnahme gefunden; ausserdem noch Vieles, was Grün bei Seite gelassen hat, oder was ihm nicht zugänglich gewesen.

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        Das Fürstentum Liechtenstein und der gesamte Fürst Johann von und zu Liechtenstein'sche Güterbesitz. Statistisch-geschichtlich dargestellt

      Brünn, Selbstvlg. 1903.. 7. Aufl. 8°. XII, 285 S. Mit einer Wappen- u. 1 Münztaf, 1 gefalt., farb. Karte, 1 Tonbild u. 11 Textabb. OLn. Mit Goldpräg. Kl. Fleck am Vorderdeckel, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand.

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        REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM.

      Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. Original green pictorial cloth. Octavo. Probably the third impression. Mounted on front endpaper is a small note from Kate Douglas Wiggin, in her hand, addressed to the famous Victorian artist, Lawrence Alma-Tadema. 'Dear Lawrence Alma-Tadema I find myself hoping you will like Rebecca for I am now far enough along in friendship with you to wish for your discriminating praise! Kate Douglas Wiggin.' From the library of Alma-Tadema, a very good copy of this classic with a handsome inscription from the author.

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        Tristan. Sechs Novellen.

      Berlin, S.Fischer, 1903.. *2.Auflage (= 3.Tsd.; im Jahr der Erstausgabe). - Beck 75. - [Enthält die Erstdrucke folgender Novellen: Der Weg zum Friedhof. Tristan. Der Kleiderschrank. Luischen. Gladius Dei. Tonio Kröger.] (8) 264 Seiten, 4 Blätter Verlagsanzeigen, 'Lese-Bändchen', Kopf-Goldschnitt, Orig.-Leinen. - Kanten leicht berieben, Fußschnitt mit kleinem Tintenfleck..

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        Kunst en maatschappij. Lezingen van William Morris vertaald door M. Hugenholtz-Zeeven en van een levensschets voorzien door Henri Polak

      Amsterdam, A. B. Soep, 1903.. Amsterdam, A. B. Soep, 1903.. 1903. 3 blanks, half-title, portrait, title, VII(V), 159(3) pp. & 3 blanks. On pages X and XI title and first page of "A dream of John Ball". Printed on handmade vellum paper, ptly in red and black. Book-decoration by S. H. de Roos. Original hfcloth w. author/title prtd. in red on spine & frontside. Margins uncut. Copy numbered in pencil 154 of a limited edition of 200 copies. Crnrs. lightly worn, top-edge duststained, sides only trifle foxed/soiled, fep. & fly-leaf browned by an inserted newspaper (article on Morris). * At the end there is an announcement tipped in: "De uitgave van dit boek is op den 30sten Maart 1905 overgegaan aan W. L. & J. Brusse te Rotterdam".

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("M. Planck").

      Berlin, 24. VII. 1903.. ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An den namentlich nicht genannten Physiker Stefan Meyer (1872-1949), ein bedeutender Schüler Boltzmanns und Pionier der Erforschung der Radioaktivität, später Leiter des international renommierten Wiener Institut für Radiumforschung: "Da ich in den nächsten Tagen meine Ferienreise antrete, erlaube ich mir schon jetzt Ihnen meinen Beitrag zu dem Boltzmannschen Jubelband zu übersenden [...]".

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        La Nouvelle France

      Bureaux de la Nouvelle France 1903 - 5 tomes de plus de 500 pages chacun . Tommes 2 ,3 , 4 , 5 , 6 " Ref Livre 649-B boîte B-77 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Attwood Family with Historic Notes & Pedigrees

      Sunderland John Robinson 1903. G : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed. Scattered browning throughout. Inscription at base of title page 'Entered at Stationers Hall' First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover with gilt heraldic motif. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 128pp, xxxiii, . 56 /w plates and 12 fold out tables. Printed for Private Circulation by Hills and Company, Sunderland. History of the Attwood Family with pedigrees of The Gaunt Family; Sutton alias Dudley [from Grazebrook]; Willam Gande; Rachel Maria Gaunt; Attood Family [from Grazebrook]; Elliot of Whitehaven; Wood of Whitehaven; Moore of Sunderland; Hutchinson of Sunderland; Lamb of Sunderland; McDowell of Sunderland and Hull of Sunderland.

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        8 offprints O. Rosenberg 2 inscribed to Carl Correns

      Gerbruder Borntraeger, Berlin, 1903 and others. Gerbruder Borntraeger, Berlin, 1903 and others. PAMPHLET. 8 offprints from O. Rosenberg botanist and cytologist. Two inscribed to Carl Correns German botanist and geneticist "who is notable primarily for his independent discovery of the principles of heredity, and for his rediscovery of Gregor Mendel&#39;s earlier paper on that subject" Wikipedia. 4 have the Kaiser Wilhelm Institut stamp where Correns was the first director. 2 others have the autograph of George F. Atkinson botanist who worked at Cornell University. Very good group of scarce original offprints. First edition. Titles include: Das Varhalten der Chromosomen in einer hybriden Pflanze (1903) some splitting head and heal of spine; Uber die Individualitat der Chromosomen im Pflanzenreich (1904); Zur Kenntnis der Reduktionsteilung in Pflanzen (1905); Tetradenteilung eines Drosera-Bastardes (1904); Uber die Embryobildung in der Gattung Hieracium (1906); Erblichkeitsgesetze und Chromosomen (1906); Uber die Reduktyionsteilung in Drosera (1904) StaatsInstitut ...Botanik..Hamburg stamp front cover; Cytological Studies on the Apogamy in Hieracium (1906). Botany. Cytology. Genetics. Science. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Recherches sur une Propriété Nouvelle de la Matière:

      Paris: Typographie de Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1903. Paris: Typographie de Firmin-Didot et Cie,, 1903. Activité Radiante Spontanée ou Radioactivité de la Matiére. [in:] Mémoires de l&#39;Academie des Sciences de l&#39;Institut de France. Tome Quarante-Sixième. Large quarto. Original blue paper-covered boards printed in black. 13 plates from photographs. Bookplate. Boards rubbed and marked with some wear to the corners, spine and edges tanned, spotting to edges of text block and endpapers, but contents overall clean and largely unopened. A nice, tight copy. First edition, first impression of the author&#39;s magnum opus, the complete record of his discovery of radioactivity and research into the phenomenon. Henri Becquerel (1852&#150;1958) was already a leading French scientist when x-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895. The following January he attended a session of the Académie des Sciences where it was demonstrated that X-rays caused phosphoresce, leading him to suspect that other types of phosphorescence might be associated with new types of rays. His first paper on the subject, "Sur les Radiations Invisibles émises par les Corps Phosphorescents" was published the next month, and announced that uranium could produce phosphorescence after exposure to sunlight. A few weeks later he prepared several photographic plates for further testing, but when the day proved too cloudy for the experiment, placed them in a darkened drawer together with uranium salts. Upon processing the images he made the astonishing discovery that uranium could fog photographic plates even when it had not been primed by sunlight. Shortly thereafter he "discarded phosphorescence completely and declared that the emanations from uranium constituted an entirely new and unsuspected property of matter, which in his seventh paper he named radioactivité" (PMM 393). Becquerel&#39;s doctoral student was Marie Curie, and he encouraged her, and her husband Pierre, to investigate his discovery that the residue of pitchblende was even more radioactive than the uranium extracted from it. Their work led to the discovery of radium in 1898, and all three were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903, the year of this publication and of Becquerel&#39;s retirement from active research. This important volume is "his definitive work, containing a chronological narrative of his investigations, his mature conclusions and a bibliography of two hundred and fourteen treatises on radio-activity, dating from his own first paper in 1896" (PMM 393). Two versions were published by Firmin Didot in 1903, the first bound in blue paper-covered boards as part of the series Mémoires de l&#39;Academie des Sciences de l&#39;Institut de France, the second a separate edition in cloth. Both are uncommon, with OCLC reporting on seven institutional copies, but particularly so the journal issue in the original boards.

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        Principia Ethica

      At the University Press, Cambridge 1903 - Hardcover. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering. Boards scuffed, lean to spine. Head and tail of spine creased and frayed. Extremities and corners bumped and rubbed. Endpapers discolored. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        With General French And The Cavalry In South Africa

      - Reprint; 8vo; pp. xix, 477, (2) catalogue; b/w portrait frontispiece, 49 b/w plates, 38 folding maps, 6 folding plates within text, 3 folding maps and 12 b/w plates at rear, 8 folding free-hand sketches in pocket at rear, appendices, index, page edges uncut, most pages unopened, original contrasting cloth, title in gilt on spine, spine and corners of front board bumped, flecking to top of page edges, browning to front free endpaper, marginal tear to dedication page, a good tight copy. London, Macmillan & Co., 1903.

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        Das Mineralreich. Band I: Text und Band II: Tafeln.

      Stuttgart, Verlag Fritz Lehmann 1903.. 1. Auflage, 440 S. mit vielen Text-Illustrationen sowie 91 Tafeln (73 Chromolithographie-Tafeln, 14 Lichtdrucktafeln und 4 Kunstdrucktafeln) in seperatem Band, 4°, marmoriertes Halbleinen, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (Schulbibiothek), geringe Rückstände vom Rückenschild, Stempel auf Vorsatz, Titel und Innendeckel, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, der Tafelband mit angeplatzten Außengelenken, ansonsten insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar (mit sauberen Tafeln),. Vollständige Ausgabe des vortrefflich gedruckten Werkes in zwei Bänden. Mit ausführlichem Register und dem Verzeichnis der Tafeln. Die Tafeln mit jeweils beschrifteter Pergamintafel. Vollständiges Exemplar mit allen Tafeln!

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        Das Mineralreich - Band I: Text / Band II: Tafeln, 2 Bände (= alles),

      Stuttgart, Fritz Lehmann, 1903,. Erstausgabe, 4°, IV, 440 S. mit vielen Text-Illustrationen und den losen Tafeln: 73 chromolithographische Farbentafeln, 14 Lichtdrucktafeln und 4 Kunstdrucktafeln, Halbleder-Einband mit goldener Deckel- und Rückenbeschriftung, Rundumrotschnitt, die Tafeln in einer Halbleder-Flügelschatulle in gleicher Ausstattung, Zustand: Textband: oberes Kapital mit 2cmx1cm Fehlstelle, Lederkanten beschabt, ein Rundstempel und eine handschriftliche Nummer auf Vorsatzseite, ein Rundstempel auf Titelseite. Die Schatulle mit den Tafeln: die vordere Rückenkanten oben ca. 10cm, die hintere oben ca. 2 cm angebrochen, Leder stellenweise deutlich beschabt, sonst gut, die Tafeln jeweils rückseitig mit einem Rundstempel, ansonsten komplett und sehr gut erhalten. (spe).

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        Masonic Music

      VINCENT MUSIC CO, LONDON 1903 - title page says Dedicated to V. Worshipful Bro. Edward Terry Past Grand Treasurer England, Music and Words for the Degrees of Initiation, Passing & Raising and for Installation Ceremony as used at Lodge Good Hope No. 863 Port Elizaeth, Cape Colony Composed by Wor. Bro. Roger Ascham W. M. Lodge Good Hope, 1902-1902, gilt lettering on front cover, all edges gilt, covers have spotting DATE PUBLISHED: 1903 EDITION: 34 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lugh. Emporio commerciale sul Giuba.

      Presso la Societa Geografica Italiana, Rom, 1903. - EA. Mit Frontispiez, 146 fotogr.Abb. im Text (teils ganzseitig) und auf Tafeln, einer Farbtafel sowie zwei mehrf. gef. Karten und Lagepläne. OGLn.-Band mit Rücken-Schild mit Goldprägung. XVI, 429 S. Gr. 8°. Einbandecken gering bestoßen, ExLibri auf Vorsatz, einige wenige Seiten leicht knitterig; ansonsten tadellos, sauber, vollständig und fest in der Bindung. Ugo Ferrandi war Händler, Forscher, Korrespondent, Journalist und verbrachte mehrere Jahrzehnte seines Lebens in Somalia und Äthiopien, vorwiegend in Eritrea. Lange in den Diensten der 'Societa Geografica Italiana' begleitete er u.a. die beiden großen Expeditionen des Vittorio Bottego. Er war u.a.einige Jahre der Kommandant und Verwalter der strategisch wichtigen Stadt Lugh im Norden Somalias, dicht an der Grenze zu Äthiopien. Dieses Buch ist eine äußerst detailreiche Schilderung dieser Zeit mit Schwerpunkt auf der Darstellung des Lebens der einheimischen Stämme im Norden Somalias. Gedruckt auf Kunstdruckpapier enthält es eine Fülle von Photographien, Zeichnungen, Karten und Tabellen. Zudem ist das Buch äußers selten, es wurde seit vielen Jahren nicht mehr angeboten.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOLY COMMUNION

      Oxford: University Press. London: Henry Frowde, 1903. Oxford: University Press. London: Henry Frowde, 1903. The hallmark is worn, else fine. Miniature book (2 1/8" X 1 3/4", diamond 128mo.) 576p. Bound in brown flexible pebbled leather with gilt titles, a.e.g. Housed in hallmarked open work silver case with chain. Quite a beautiful presentation.

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        The Drawings of the Florentine Painters. Classified, criticised and studied as Documents in the History and Appreciation of Tuscan Art. With a Copious Catalogue Raisonne. 2 Bände.

      London (John Murray) 1903.. 330; 200 S. mit insgesamt 180 Abb.-Tafeln außer der Zählung. Gr.-Folio (46:38 cm), braunrote Orig.-Halblederbände, Deckel mit Leinenbezug, Kopfgoldschnitt (Ecken bestoßen, ein Deckel unten angeschmutzt) - Schönes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. * Erste Ausgabe des monumentalen Werks. Limitierte Ausgabe in 355 numerierten Exemplaren. Die ausgezeichnete Abbildungsqualität dieser Originalausgabe, die später in kleinerem Format nachgedruckt wurde, ist unübertroffen. Der erste Band enthält die Texte und Kommentare zu den einzelnen Künstlern, der zweite Band bringt den beschreibenden Katalog, der jedem Blatt eine Nummer zuordnet.

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        North American Indians being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, written during eight years&#39; travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in Northe America, 1832-1839 in 2 volumes

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1903. Edinburgh: John Grant, 1903. Reprint Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. George Catlin. Spines rebacked and mislabeled (spine label for Volume I is labeled "VOL II" and vice versa), frontispiece in volume 1 tape repaired along fore edge of page and along gutter of title page, volume 1 has colored folding map, library seal (embossed) on title page (hardly noticeable). Contains 400 illustrations, carefully engraved from the author&#39;s original paintings, ix, 298; ix, 303pp. Scarce.

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        Original Pencil Drawing of Three Cats, Drawn With the Artist&#39;s Toes

      Poynette, Wisconsin, 1903. Poynette, Wisconsin, 1903. (1)ff. framed pencil drawing by Kathryn (Kittie or Kitty) M. R. Smith, measuring nine by 11.75 inches and in a contemporary frame with faux wood grain finish. Two images share a single sheet: on the left is a cat peeking out of a shoe, and on the right are two anthropomorphic cats courting over a picket fence. At the top of the page is affixed a card signed by Smith and inscribed "Poynette, Wisconsin. Written & drawn with her toes. 1903." The drawing is reproduced in the accompanying booklet, "My Life Story," a 32pp. autobiography first published in 1906. This is a later edition, and includes numerous examples of Smit&#39;s artwork and black & white photographs showing the artist combing her hair, building furniture out of wood, and writing at her desk, all with her toes. Also included is an undated photograph, probably from the 1940s, depicting an elderly Smith sitting with a woman labeled Marie Van Atta. Kittie Smith was born in 1882 into a poor Chicago family, and lost her mother to illness when she was nine years old. The following year, Smith&#39;s father, who was an abusive alcoholic, held her hands and arms against a lit stove, burning them so severely that they had to be amputated. Her father was prosecuted but found not guilty by a jury, and Smith herself was inconsistent in recounting the events, refusing to speak ill of her father. However, after her hospitalization she became a ward of the Children&#39;s Home Society of Illinois and .spent four years at the Home for Destitute Crippled Children, where she attended school and learned to write and sew with her feet. In 1896, she moved to Poynette, Wisconsin, where she lived with a private family for eight years. Smith was an entirely self-taught artist who traveled and gave demonstrations and lectures about her life. Her autobiography reveals a cheerful and perservering mentality. Smith worked with several organizations to support children with disabilities and established the Kittie Smith Company, wanting to serve as a role model. In 1913, she became the first woman to vote in Chicago, casting her ballot with her feet. By the 1930s, Smith performed as "The Armless Dynamo" at Coney Island and with Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey, and John Robinson&#39;s Circuses. Booklet shows some light spiling along the top edge of the cover, and the drawing has the faintest marginal dampstaining, else fine.

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        Original Pencil Drawing of Three Cats, Drawn With the Artist's Toes.

      Poynette, Wisconsin 1903 - (1)ff. framed pencil drawing by Kathryn (Kittie or Kitty) M. R. Smith, measuring nine by 11.75 inches and in a contemporary frame with faux wood grain finish. Two images share a single sheet: on the left is a cat peeking out of a shoe, and on the right are two anthropomorphic cats courting over a picket fence. At the top of the page is affixed a card signed by Smith and inscribed "Poynette, Wisconsin. Written & drawn with her toes. 1903." The drawing is reproduced in the accompanying booklet, "My Life Story," a 32pp. autobiography first published in 1906. This is a later edition, and includes numerous examples of Smit's artwork and black & white photographs showing the artist combing her hair, building furniture out of wood, and writing at her desk, all with her toes. Also included is an undated photograph, probably from the 1940s, depicting an elderly Smith sitting with a woman labeled Marie Van Atta. Kittie Smith was born in 1882 into a poor Chicago family, and lost her mother to illness when she was nine years old. The following year, Smith's father, who was an abusive alcoholic, held her hands and arms against a lit stove, burning them so severely that they had to be amputated. Her father was prosecuted but found not guilty by a jury, and Smith herself was inconsistent in recounting the events, refusing to speak ill of her father. However, after her hospitalization she became a ward of the Children's Home Society of Illinois and .spent four years at the Home for Destitute Crippled Children, where she attended school and learned to write and sew with her feet. In 1896, she moved to Poynette, Wisconsin, where she lived with a private family for eight years. Smith was an entirely self-taught artist who traveled and gave demonstrations and lectures about her life. Her autobiography reveals a cheerful and perservering mentality. Smith worked with several organizations to support children with disabilities and established the Kittie Smith Company, wanting to serve as a role model. In 1913, she became the first woman to vote in Chicago, casting her ballot with her feet. By the 1930s, Smith performed as "The Armless Dynamo" at Coney Island and with Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey, and John Robinson's Circuses. Booklet shows some light spiling along the top edge of the cover, and the drawing has the faintest marginal dampstaining, else fine.

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