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        Nimrod's Hunting Tours. Deluxe Limited Edition

      G+ : in Good plus condition without dust jacket. Endpapers browned. Ink inscription to front pastedown. Minor wear and marking to boards. Teg, remaining edges uncut Limited Edition [35/50] Quarter-vellum on card boards 320mm x 240mm (13" x 9"). xxiii, 396pp. Colour and b/w full page plates with 18 duplicate hand-coloured plates, all with captioned tissue-guards. '.Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, sayings, and doings of sporting men, including notices of the principal crack riders of England, to which are added Nimrod's letters on riding to hounds, with analytical contents and general index of names'.

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        The Golliwogg's Circus

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor marks to cover. No inner inscriptions or marks First Edition Illustrated board cover with red cloth spine 220mm x 280mm (9" x 11"). 64pp. 30 full-page colour illustrations. In the name of political correctness, Upton's wonderful golliwog - heroic, gentle, gallant and resourceful - has been lumped together with stereotypes and condemned out of hand. In fact, when picture books were filled with images of white-skinned, golden-haired, blue-eyed children, Upton was the first to use an Afro-Caribbean character as the main protagonist.

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        The Royal Navy A History. From the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen Victoria. 7 vol. set

      Ex lib (Cruising Library Association) with gilt stamps to front covers, library bookplates and blind-stamps of the association within. Library index marking to spines. Otherwise G: in Good condition. Covers rubbed and bumped with some wear to cloth at spine ends. Inner hinges cracked. Contents generally clean and tight. Some pages uncut. Teg First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover with gilt medallion motif to front cover 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 698pp, 591pp, 609pp, 623pp, 623pp, 592pp, 627pp. Profusely illustrated with many photogravures, full page plates, maps and charts.

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        PRINCETON. 1903.

      Published by Pach Brothers, Photographers. (n d), New York: - Album contains 352 original photographs: 52 Alumni (1-3/4" x 2-1/4") including [the future] US President Woodrow Wilson, 266 Students (1-3/4" x 2-1/4"), 10 Sports (7" x 5"), 2 Clubs (7" x 5") & 22 Campus (4 - 10" x 8"; 6 - 7" x 5"; 12 - 5" x 4"). Names hand-inked under personnel images. Modern respining to style. Modest foxing throughout. A Very Good copy. Leather album with gilt stamped ownership lettering to front board. AEG. Oblong format: 10" x 14". 1st edition thus. 19 leaves of stiff-stock mounting board. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FANTASIA

      London: Chappell & Co.. 1903. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Very Good in wrappers. Two ink stamps to front panel. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

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        History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria

      London: The Grolier Society,, 1903. Edited by A. H. Sayce. Translated by M. L. McClure. Containing over twelve hundred colored plates and illustrations. 13 volumes, large octavo (250 × 175 mm). Publisher's burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Colour frontispiece to each volume and illustrations throughout. Minor bumping to corners and bottom edges of select volumes, mild rubbing to some spines and corners, else a very attractive set. Edition de luxe. One of a limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies. This translation of Maspero's definitive work describes the history of the Near East through Alexander's conquest and includes copious illustrations depicting the artefacts, architecture and people of the region.

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        The Golliwogg's Circus

      London: Longmans Green and Co. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor marks to cover. No inner inscriptions or marks. 1903. First Edition. Illustrated board cover with red cloth spine. 220mm x 280mm (9" x 11"). 64pp. 30 full-page colour illustrations. In the name of political correctness, Upton's wonderful golliwog - heroic, gentle, gallant and resourceful - has been lumped together with stereotypes and condemned out of hand. In fact, when picture books were filled with images of white-skinned, golden-haired, blue-eyed children, Upton was the first to use an Afro-Caribbean character as the main protagonist. .

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        Report of Arbitration between the Bookbinding Trade Section of the London Chamber of Commerce and the London Societies of Journeymen Bookbinders before C. J. Stewart, Esq., Tha Arbitrator appointed by the Board of Trade. February-March, 903

      London: The Bookbinding Trade Section, 1903 - The actual verbatim report of the arbitration proceedings between employers and journeymen in the bookbinding trade, an interesting contribution towards the history of the bookbinding around 1900 (BOOKBINDING) First edition. 8vo. 732, [8] pp. Bound in contemporary full red levant morocco gilt for Presentation to the author by Morell, gilt edges stamped in gilt on the upper cover: "Presented to Charles J. Stewart Esq. by the Bookbinding Section of the London Chamber of Commerce and the United Societies of Journeymen Bookbinders. January 1904.". Provenance: Charles Stewart [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Royal Navy A History. From the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen Victoria. 7 vol. set

      London Sampson Low Marston & Co 1903. Ex lib (Cruising Library Association) with gilt stamps to front covers, library bookplates and blind-stamps of the association within. Library index marking to spines. Otherwise G: in Good condition. Covers rubbed and bumped with some wear to cloth at spine ends. Inner hinges cracked. Contents generally clean and tight. Some pages uncut. Teg First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover with gilt medallion motif to front cover 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 698pp, 591pp, 609pp, 623pp, 623pp, 592pp, 627pp. Profusely illustrated with many photogravures, full page plates, maps and charts.

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        Miniature Painters British & Foreign

      London & New York - Dickinsons and E. P. Dutton & Co., 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A good copy of Foster'sAn uncommon and importantpair of books on miniature painters. Bound in quarter cloth and the publishers original paper covered boards. First editions. Limited edition. Number 261 of 570. Author's edition. Two volumes collated complete. With Ansell and Lardge's booksellers and binders label on the front pastedown. Joshua James Foster (1847-1923) was an arts historian. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The inner hinges are slightly strained as common with a book of this large size and weight. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping. Internally the pages are generally bright with the occasional handling mark and mild intermittent spots. Thereare ink stamps and inscription on the half titles only. Overall the condition is very good..

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        A REPORT On A DEPOSIT Of OZOKERITE in the Slanic Valley, Roumania. 1903

      [Cardiff]:. 1903.. Folio. 14-1/8" x 8-5/8". Limited edition. SIGNED by Galloway at the report's conclusion. 8, [1]; 4; 9 ll typescript. 2 Appendices: (1) Translated Lease, (2) The Ozokerite Mines and Oil Wells at Boryslaw in Australian Poland.. Red cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front cover.. General wear & soiling to binding. Calling card, "Mr Henry Slade",. to ffep. Prior owner marginalia, with much pencil underlining of. relevant text. Very Good.. Galloway a famed Victorian mining engineer educated first in Scotland, then in Germany & London. He spent much of his life as an Inspector of Mines, before being offered the post of Professor of Mining at the University College of Wales. He devoted much of his life to tirelessly improving the lot of miners and working to determine the causes of explosions and accidents in mines, as well as finding ways of preventing them or alleviating their impact. His efforts were eventually recognised by the country when in 1924, at the age of 83, he was knighted. [Wiki]. In 1902. Galloway retired from university life to become a travelling consultant on mining issues. This a rare report of Galloway's wherein he assesses the situation in Roumania regarding the mining of ozokerite, a valuable, naturally-occuring waxy substance with wide diverse uses such as candles, cosmetics, electrical insulation, and such products as tissue paper. & & In the initial nine pages of text, Galloway details the size of the vein, the types of mining operations, the mines themselves, as well as how the mine is legally leased and licensed. He describes the condition of the mines, how the workers extract the material from the ore, as well as how waste is handled. Of interest is a section where Galloway notes that there is a great deal of oil running under the mine that must be continually burned off, and that such oil is similar to oil he has seen in America & Russia. & & One infers the report's purpose is two-fold: assess the current mine operation for possible investors, and second, determine whether it would be profitable for oil production. & & We find no record of this report in any of the expected on-line catalogues: BL, COPAC, & OCLC. Rare. . Report illustrated with 3 mss colour maps (1 large folding linen-backed 8 panel) depicting the area. 3 sheets of mss colour plans. 8 silver gelatin mounted photographs [2 hand-tinted], ranging in size from 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 6", all used to illustrate divers points in Galloway's text.

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        A REPORT On A DEPOSIT Of OZOKERITE in the Slanic Valley, Roumania. 1903

      [Cardiff]:. 1903.. Folio. 14-1/8" x 8-5/8". Limited edition. SIGNED by Galloway at the report's conclusion. 8, [1]; 4; 9 ll typescript. 2 Appendices: (1) Translated Lease, (2) The Ozokerite Mines and Oil Wells at Boryslaw in Australian Poland.. Red cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front cover.. General wear & soiling to binding. Calling card, "Mr Henry Slade",. to ffep. Prior owner marginalia, with much pencil underlining of. relevant text. Very Good.. Galloway a famed Victorian mining engineer educated first in Scotland, then in Germany & London. He spent much of his life as an Inspector of Mines, before being offered the post of Professor of Mining at the University College of Wales. He devoted much of his life to tirelessly improving the lot of miners and working to determine the causes of explosions and accidents in mines, as well as finding ways of preventing them or alleviating their impact. His efforts were eventually recognised by the country when in 1924, at the age of 83, he was knighted. [Wiki]. In 1902. Galloway retired from university life to become a travelling consultant on mining issues. This a rare report of Galloway's wherein he assesses the situation in Roumania regarding the mining of ozokerite, a valuable, naturally-occuring waxy substance with wide diverse uses such as candles, cosmetics, electrical insulation, and such products as tissue paper. In the initial nine pages of text, Galloway details the size of the vein, the types of mining operations, the mines themselves, as well as how the mine is legally leased and licensed. He describes the condition of the mines, how the workers extract the material from the ore, as well as how waste is handled. Of interest is a section where Galloway notes that there is a great deal of oil running under the mine that must be continually burned off, and that such oil is similar to oil he has seen in America & Russia. One infers the report's purpose is two-fold: assess the current mine operation for possible investors, and second, determine whether it would be profitable for oil production. We find no record of this report in any of the expected on-line catalogues: BL, COPAC, & OCLC. Rare. . Report illustrated with 3 mss colour maps (1 large folding linen-backed 8 panel) depicting the area. 3 sheets of mss colour plans. 8 silver gelatin mounted photographs [2 hand-tinted], ranging in size from 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 6", all used to illustrate divers points in Galloway's text.

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        Breviary Treasures

      Boston: Privately Printed by Nathan Haskell Dole, 1903-1905. The Athenian Edition, Number 78 of 100 copies on Royal Japanese vellum. 10 vols., 8vo. Illustrated with frontispieces and head and tail-pieces. Bound in full dark blue french levant, gilt spines, t.e.g. Fine. Bookplate of C.W.C. Deering . A choice set of this finely printed compendium of world literature: Comprising: The Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius. Translated by Jeremy Collier, illus. by A.G. Learned The Ecolgues of Vergil. Translated by Baron Bowen Sayings of Epictetus Selections from Gesta Romanorum. Translated by Rev. Charles Small Odes of Anacreon Anacreontics and Other Selections from the Greek Anthology The Satires of Horace The Story of Odysseus in the Land of the PhEacians, Being the Sixth and a Part of the Seventh Book of the Odyssey translated by Andrew Lang and Prof. Butcher Selections from Aristophanes and Lucian. Translated by F.A. Paley The Olympic and Pythian Odes of Pindar. Translated into English Verse by Abraham Moore. Illus by A.G. Learned Selections from the Koran of Mohammed. Translated by George Sale. Illus. by A.G. Learned

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        Arkiv för Zoologi. Vol. 1-42; (Ser. 2) Vol. 1-22

      1903-1970, Stockholm 1903 - 64 vols, numerous plates + text figs. 8vo. HB. Half leather (vols 1-23), rest in matching buckram. Rubbing/scuffing/wear to some leather spines. Vg ex-lib set; ink stamps to titles, verso of plates. Lacks the following three issues (each of the three vols marked 'imperfect' to spine: Ser. 1, vol 37(3); Ser. 2, vol. 12(1), 16(?5), and the final vol 23 to the 2nd series. Publication of the Royal Swedish Acadamy of Sciences. Many papers on entomology and invertebrates. 2nd series of this journal ended with vol. 23 in 1974. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History).

      Subject: (Scienze naturali - Bibliografia). London, 1903/1915 (ma reprint New York), otto volumi rilegati in quattro, tutta tela editoriale con tasselli ai dorsi, pp. 2403-511-48 + 1480

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        The Red Triangle. Being some further Chronicles of Martin Hewitt: Investigator.

      London, Eveleigh Nash. 1903 - FIRST EDITION .304pp. Bound in original publisher's decorated blue cloth boards. Decorated with striking red triangle (framing Mr. Hewitt and some suitably Edwardian looking gentlemen) and titled in black and white to the front board and in gilt to the spine. Slight spotting to pages, a few faint ink numbers to flyleaf, minor wear to binding. A clean, attractive copy. 'The first important English writer of detective fiction after Conan Doyle was Arthur Morrison' (Haycraft). These are the final adventures of Morrison's faux Holmesian investigator, and the only novel in which Hewitt featured (the three previous books were story collections). His detective tales proved that when Morrison wasn't chronicling the trials and tribulations of shoeless East End urchins he was turning out some very good mysteries. Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972). Howard Haycraft; Murder for Pleasure (1972), Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NYASALAND UNDER THE FOREIGN OFFICE

      London George Bell and Sons 1903 - First edition, the best of the issues with the deluxe binding and extra illustration. 17 illustrations on 16 full-page plates, 1 coloured folding map. 8vo, publisher’s best binding of original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt and black on the upper cover. xvi, 422, including index. A fine, bright and very handsome copy. RARE IN THIS BINDING AND PREFERRED ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION. The author says in his preface that every word of this book, except for a few connecting paragraphs and explanatory notes necessary for coherence, was written "among the scenes which it treats. It has been my habit to record personal experiences and impressions as nearly as possible at the time of their occurrence." This quality of the work gives it the immediacy, "freshness and accuracy rarely absent from a narrative compiled on the spot." He treats the reader to a history of the founding of the protectorate and his own personal connections to it as well as sections on its wildlife, big game, and physical, moral, and mental qualities of the natives and their customs and beliefs. He also shares the missionary accomplishments in the area and characteristics of the British administration there. Includes an appendix on game hunting regulations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        People of the Abyss

      New York: The MacMillan Company, 1903 New York: The MacMillan Company, 1903. First Edition [BAL 11877], Sisson & Martens p. 15. Signed and inscribed by Becky London to her friend Mark Zamen. Photographically illustrated. Hefty octavo, xiii,[1],319,[1]+[3]ad pp. Gray/Blue cloth stamped in black and gilt, top edge gilt. Rubbing and light soiling at spine and cover, leaving some wear to gilt, else basically flawless. About Near Fine. The true first edition, in a rather exceptional state of preservation, of People of the Abyss, perhaps the scarcest of London's ventures into social investigative journalism. In 1902, posing as an out-of-work sailor, he "went underground into the belly of the beast" - the slums of London's East End - where, living on the street and working odd jobs, he was accepted by the locals and was able to collect the experiences retold here. Widely lauded and reprinted still as an activist socio-political masterpiece, it also deeply affected London himself, who said: "No other book of mine took so much of my young heart and tears as that study of the economic degradation of the poor." L-34n

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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

      F. Warne & Co 1903 - First commercially published edition. Original grey-green paper covered boards lettered in white, with a pictorial onlay to the upper cover. In the very rare original glassine dustwrapper. A superb fine copy, which is clean and bright having been protected by the glassine. The glassine has a chip from the rear panel, not affecting any text but is otherwise unusually crisp and complete. Illustrated throughout by the author. The dustwrapper provides fascinating contemporary information on Potter's books and related merchandise as well as showing the book in its most original and complete form. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON: Concord Edition With a biographical introduction and notes by Edward Waldo Emerson, and a general index. Illustrated with Photogravures.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Riverside Press, 1903-1904. Concord Edition. Morocco & Boards. Very Good. 12 volumes, complete. Photogravure illustrations. Bound in 3/4 burgundy morocco and marbled boards, gilt-decorative spines, top edges gilt. 7.75" x 5

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        The Complete Works

      London: Henry Frowe, Oxford University Press, , 1903. Edited by W.J. Craig. 12 volumes, small octavo. Contemporary quarter vellum, red morocco label to spine, title and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, top edge gilt. Slight toning to vellum spines, mild bumping to spines, else a charming set. The Oxford miniature edition. A very charmingly bound set.

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        LITTLE DEGCHIE-HEAD

      1903. By the Author of "Little Black Mingo" and "Little Black Quibba." London: James Nisbet & Co., 1903. Original light olive cloth illustrated in black and printed in red. First Edition of the most unusual, and one of the least-known, of Helen Bannerman's eight small-format books for children. Five of the eight were about "black" children (though they were really about native Tamils in the region of southern India where Helen Bannerman lived) -- usually outwitting fierce animals that threatened them: LITTLE BLACK SAMBO (1899), LITTLE BLACK MINGO (1901), LITTLE BLACK QUIBBA (1902), LITTLE BLACK QUASHA (1908) and LITTLE BLACK BOBTAIL (1909). Her other three were this one, PAT AND THE SPIDER (1905) and THE TEASING MONKEY (1907).~LITTLE DEGCHIE-HEAD (a "degchie" is a large handle-less pot frequently used in Indian cuisine) is about a little (white) girl named Mary who despite warnings from her mother, cannot resist poking at fires; one day she falls into the fire and literally loses her head. Domingo the cook finds her headless body and manages to affix a deghie onto her shoulders as a temporary head (with his artwork for eyes nose and mouth) -- after which Mary hides her head in shame. But on Christmas Eve, Old Father Christmas comes to visit, sees that she needs a new head, and leaves a beautiful doll's head, which, in the morning, Mary successfully glues onto her neck -- after which Mary would never go near a fire any more. As in all of the Bannerman books, the color illustrations (many of which are strange to say the least) are opposite the text, with the reverse side of both leaves blank.~This is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any soil or wear (one light red dampmark on the fore-edge of the leaves).

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        A REPORT On A DEPOSIT Of OZOKERITE in the Slanic Valley, Roumania. 1903

      [Cardiff]:. 1903.. Folio. 14-1/8" x 8-5/8". Limited edition. SIGNED by Galloway at the report's conclusion. 8, [1]; 4; 9 ll typescript. 2 Appendices: (1) Translated Lease, (2) The Ozokerite Mines and Oil Wells at Boryslaw in Australian Poland.. Red cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front cover.. General wear & soiling to binding. Calling card, "Mr Henry Slade",. to ffep. Prior owner marginalia, with much pencil underlining of. relevant text. Very Good.. Galloway a famed Victorian mining engineer educated first in Scotland, then in Germany & London. He spent much of his life as an Inspector of Mines, before being offered the post of Professor of Mining at the University College of Wales. He devoted much of his life to tirelessly improving the lot of miners and working to determine the causes of explosions and accidents in mines, as well as finding ways of preventing them or alleviating their impact. His efforts were eventually recognised by the country when in 1924, at the age of 83, he was knighted. [Wiki]. In 1902. Galloway retired from university life to become a travelling consultant on mining issues. This a rare report of Galloway's wherein he assesses the situation in Roumania regarding the mining of ozokerite, a valuable, naturally-occuring waxy substance with wide diverse uses such as candles, cosmetics, electrical insulation, and such products as tissue paper. In the initial nine pages of text, Galloway details the size of the vein, the types of mining operations, the mines themselves, as well as how the mine is legally leased and licensed. He describes the condition of the mines, how the workers extract the material from the ore, as well as how waste is handled. Of interest is a section where Galloway notes that there is a great deal of oil running under the mine that must be continually burned off, and that such oil is similar to oil he has seen in America & Russia. One infers the report's purpose is two-fold: assess the current mine operation for possible investors, and second, determine whether it would be profitable for oil production. We find no record of this report in any of the expected on-line catalogues: BL, COPAC, & OCLC. Rare. . Report illustrated with 3 mss colour maps (1 large folding linen-backed 8 panel) depicting the area. 3 sheets of mss colour plans. 8 silver gelatin mounted photographs [2 hand-tinted], ranging in size from 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" to 8-1/2" x 6", all used to illustrate divers points in Galloway's text.

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        Madame Elzen

      Flammarion, Paris sans date (1903) - 260 pages, 18,5 X 12 cm Un des 20 exemplaires sur Chine numérotés à la plume (N°9), seul grand papier. Edition originale de la traduction de César de la Tour et du comte Fleury, illustré par André Suréda (1872-1930) qui le grand peintre du Maghreb, avec une couverture et un frontispice en couleurs, nombreuses illustrations in texte et pleine page en noir et blanc. Prix Nobel de littérature 1905, auteur de Quo Vadis ?, Des Chevaliers teutoniques, et de la Famille Polaniecki, Sienkiewitz (1846-1916) est un des auteurs majeurs de la littérature polonaise. Dans un demi reliure à coins, chagrin rouge, dos décoré de motifs art déco (voir scan), signé Max Fonsèque, élève de Lortic qui fut très actif de 1900 aux années 40, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée. Exemplaire en parfait état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Persian Problem

      London: Isbister and Company Limited,, 1903. An examination of the rival positions of Russia and Great Britain in Persia with some account of the Persian Gulf and Bagdad Railway. Octavo, original sand buckram, title gilt to spine and upper board, top edge gilt, others uncut. Folding map frontispiece and 2 full-page maps to the text, 2 as plates, 23 plates. Somewhat rubbed and a little soiled, hinges neatly repaired, frontispiece map slightly creased, light toning to the text, remains a very good copy. First and only edition. Important regional study of the Persian Gulf, published in response to the granting of the Baghdad Railway concession by the Ottoman Government to a German-backed consortium. Assesses the economic, military and political implications of rival claims in the various states of the area. Whigham was a well-connected Scottish author, who emigrated to America and worked as drama critic on the Chicago Tribune, and as a war correspondent at the Spanish-American and Russo-Japanese Wars. A close friend and correspondent of British Persian Gulf opinion-makers Lord Curzon and Sir Percy Cox, Whigham wrote the book, based on his extensive travels in the region, at the request of Lord Curzon, who had "advised. [him] to go to the Gulf [and] instructed his subordinate officials in that part of the world to give me all the assistance in their power." Whigham is probably best remembered as a prominent amateur golfer, winner of the second and third US Amateur Championships, and author of How to play Golf, the first golf instruction manual illustrated from action photographs.

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        The Island of Formosa, Past and Present

      MacMillan; Kelly & Walsh. Hardcover. B00DIJFYJM 1903 MacMillan and Co./ Kelly & Walsh. Fair/None. The original edition. The previous owner has stamped his name on the first several pages. There is a letter from the Reverend Ferguson of Formosa pasted to the front free endpaper, along with a note explaining his association to the previous owner on the following page. This is a well worn copy in need of repair, as the backstrip is nearly entirely loose from the spine. The text is complete and unmarked, with a faint trace of dampstaining throughout. There is some foxing to the tissue paper covering the frontispiece. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs in black and white. A formidable volume on Taiwan in the Japanese colonial period, with an overview of its' history from the 17th century, development of industry, and material on the native people of the land. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Fair. 1/1/0001.

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        The Attwood Family with Historic Notes & Pedigrees

      John Robinson, Sunderland 1903 - 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. G : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed. Scattered browning throughout. Inscription at base of title page 'Entered at Stationers Hall' Blue hardback cloth cover with gilt heraldic motif. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fiscal Puzzle: Both Sides Explained by Leading Men

      We have never before seen or heard of a copy of this very early pamphlet, which is previously unknown to Churchill bibliographers Ronald Cohen and Fredrick Woods. The subject is the great policy debate of the time - free trade vs. protectionism. The pamphlet contains 25 items described in the preface as "principal arguments advanced by leading speakers in the Fiscal Controversy". Churchill's contribution is a condensation of his article in the November 1903 issue of Monthly Review (Cohen C224, Woods C32). It appears on pages 34 and 35 of the pamphlet under the title "Retaliation Examined" and is introduced with a brief summary of the subject and a small profile drawing of Churchill. In the article, Churchill takes issue with Balfour's Sheffield speech of early October 1903 in which Balfour advocated a retaliatory tariff. This was a critical argument at a critical time for Churchill. Free Trade was the policy issue that precipitated Churchill's decision to leave the Tory Party of his father. By late October 1903, Churchill had already made the fateful decision and would formally become a Liberal in 1904. Although the pamphlet is undated, indications are a printing date of late 1903. All items listed in the table of contents seem contemporary to Churchill's own November 1903 contribution. Moreover, the preface refers to articles printed in Monthly Review "since the July issue", the July in question being July 1903. The pamphlet is printed on cheap newsprint paper, wire-stitched, measuring 9.25 x 6 inches and 47 pages in length. Despite the age and fragility of the piece, the binding staples are intact and show no rust and the pamphlet is complete with only tiny chips along the fore edge of the covers. As might be expected, the paper has age-toned. There is also ancient cellotape reinforcement along the spine, as well as one spall piece at the upper edge of the rear cover. An extremely rare find, quite possibly unique. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Winter

      New York: R.H. Russell , 1903. 1903 First Edition. INSCRIBED BY EICKEMEYER on front free endpaper, in black ink, "To my friend Mr. Chas. E Gorton, / these records of my favorite season / with best wishes for a Merry Christmas / from Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr. / The Ranch Room / Yonkers, NY / Dec. 25th, 1903." (Charles E. Gorton was an eminent educator and Yonkers' second Schools Superintendent. Gorton High School is named after him.) A clean, otherwise unmarked copy, hardcover bound in green-gray paper over boards with gray cloth spine. Printed photographic pastedown centered on front board, between stamped white titles. Internally near fine - pages clean and unmarked. Small stains to front endpapers (not affecting the inscription). Cover is good - clean with moderate edge wear including bumps and scuffs to edges. Pastedown is clean with only a few light rubs, white titles are clear and strong. Top corners on thumb edge are bumped and heavily worn with fray to board. Spine cloth is frayed at ends and partially torn along the front hinge. Binding is tender and fragile. The front hinge is broken, the rear hinge is intact. The cover is attached to the book and all pages are holding though there is looseness between some of the gatherings. A remarkable collection by this important American pictorialist photographer. Introduction by Sadakichi Hartmann. Signed copies are very scarce. 10 x 14-1/2"; v + 50 pages. Signed by Author/Photographer. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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        Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History)

      London,: Printed by Order of the Trustees,, 1903-1940.. Reprint edition, Wheldon & Wesley & J. Cramer, 1964. 8 volumes of which 3 supplements, about 4000 pages. 4to (20 x 28 cm.). Original dark blue buckram (spine very slightly spickled). ¶ A very good and complete set of this monumental reference source, being an author/title catalogue of one of the world's finest collections of natural history books. There are over 100,000 entries, including many with analytical and descriptive notes and information regarding the illustrations. An indispensable reference work, for long time out of print now.

      [Bookseller: Sylco bvba livres anciens - antiquarian ]
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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1903. Sextodecimo. Recent dark green half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial boards and pictorial endpapers. Illustrated with 27 colour plates. Light spotting to a few pages else an excellent copy. First trade edition. This edition was preceded by one of 500 copies privately printed for the author. Charmingly bound.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Oak and Ivy

      United Brethren Publishing House 1903 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Dunbar First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Lyrics of the Hearthside

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Co.. 1903. Later edition. Hardcover. Good+. Inscribed by the author on fly leaf, "Strength for the fight / Paul Laurence Dunbar." The quote is from Dunbar's poem, "The Warrior's Prayer," which starts on page 109 of this book. 1903, Later edition, 227 pp. Some foredges still uncut. Hardcover, green cloth, top edge gilt, ornate gilt titles, 12mo. Tissue-covered frontis of the author. Good+ copy, no dust jacket. Uneven sunning and spotting to covers. There's a faint tidemark visible on the bottom margin of the last 120 pages. Text is bright and unmarked. Sound binding and hinges. Signed copies by Dunbar are extremely scarce. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Harvard (Class)Album 1903

      AUTHORITY OF CLASS, CAMBRIDGE 1903 - Contains pictures of University Buildings, Instructors and Officers, Senior Class, Literary Social and Athletic Organizationa, etc. General shelf wear, worn extremeties, leather on spine is chipped, hinge slightly cracked, cover edges worn, foxing, tanned pages, spine cracked in two spots. DATE PUBLISHED: 1903 EDITION: 57+10 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHARLES RIVER DAM

      1903. Fine. MASSACHUSETTS, Commonwealth of. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHARLES RIVER DAM appointed under Resolves of 1901, Chapter 105, to consider advisability and feasibility of building a dam across the Charles River at or near Cragie Bridge. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1903. Prepared by the Committee on Charles River Dam: Henry S. Pritchett, Samuel M. Mansfield, Richard H. Dana, Joseph W. Lund, Secretary, John R. Freeman, Chief Engineer. Profusely illustrated with photographs, charts and maps, many large folded, and three folded maps in the rear pocket. 8vo. xvi,572 pp. Black cloth, blocked in blind to upper and lower board, gilt title at spine. Printed slip bound-in at title-page: "Compliments of Joseph W. Lund, Secretary of the Committee." Ink stamp of previous owner at front pastedown. Short closed-ears to a couple of maps, else a very fine copy, being clean and crisp through out.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        April Twilights

      Boston: Richard G. Badger/Gorham Press, 1903. First edition. Cather's first book, a self-published collection of verse, and the only verse Cather published during her career. She reportedly bought remaining copies of this edition in 1908 and destroyed them. It was re-issued by Knopf as a limited edition in 1923 but with considerable revisions and deletions. This is a fine copy in gray boards, with paper title labels on cover and spine, the latter of which shows a few insignificant nicks and slight toning.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Father Tuck's Post Card Painting Book

      London - Paris - New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons. Ltd., 1903. - Scarcely Found Complete and CleanWAIN, Louis. Father Tuck'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. "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" (H.G. Wells)."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 [a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (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's book market with volumes of high pictorial quality and outstanding production.Tuck'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's tradition of children's books of the highest quality.Dale 61. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Life and Campaigns of Hugh First Viscount Gough Field-Marshal

      Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd.,, 1903. 2 volumes octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to the spines. Gough arms gilt to the upper boards. Photogravure portrait frontispiece to each, 8 other plates in all, 5 of them photogravures, 21 folding maps and plans. A little rubbed and now lightly restored, spines relined and relettered, corners stiffened, hinges tightened, foxing front and back, as usual, and a light scatter in between, overall very good. First edition. "The only full-length biography" (Bruce). Gough was first gazetted as a lieutenant in 1795, and posted to the 78th Highlanders at the Cape of Good Hope. Subsequent service with the 87th in the West Indies and in the Peninsular War, Talavera, Barossa, Tarifa, Vitoria, and Nivelle, where he was badly wounded. In 1837 he was "appointed to command the Mysore division of the Madras army. In the First Opium War Gough was sent to command the troops at Canton (Guangzhou) … The forts defending Canton were captured on 26–7 May 1841, and Gough was made GCB. After the arrival of Admiral Sir William Parker in July, Gough commanded the troops in the combined operations which ended with the capture of the great fortified city of Chinkiang (Zhenjiang) and the signing of the treaty at Nanking (Nanjing) in 1842. For his part in these events Gough was created a baronet, and received the thanks of parliament and of the East India Company. He returned to Madras, having been made presidency commander-in-chief on 16 June 1841, and on 11 August 1843 was appointed commander-in-chief in India" (ODNB). He led operations against the Sikhs in both the First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars, obtaining victories at Mudki, Ferozeshahr, Sobraon, Ramnagar, and Chilianwala, but the terrible losses at this last were such that questions were asked about the competence of his command. Sir Charles Napier was sent out to replace him, "but before the change could take place Gough had re-established his reputation by his crushing defeat of the Sikh armies at Gujrat on 21 February 1849, followed by their unconditional surrender to the pursuing force under General Gilbert. He vacated the command on 7 May 1849." Gough is said to have commanded in more general actions than any other British officer of the nineteenth century except the Duke of Wellington, who described him as "affording the brightest example of the highest qualities of the British soldier."

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        The History of Egypt-Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria

      London. The Grollier Society. 1903. Bound in 3/4 straight grain morocco and marble boards. Pictorial gilt tooled motifs(lotus blossoms) to spine. Raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets.t.e.g. Royal 4to.(7"x10.5") Edition Nationale limited to 1000 numbered sets of which this is #633 Profusely illustrate with over 1200 plates in chromolithographic color and monochrome. Long regarded as one of the most concise and authoritative works of Egyptology. Some volumes mildly sunned. Else a Fine lovely presentation of this exhaustive work.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Pariani, Adolfo

      Selleria A. Pariani ND, Milano - 4to. 42pp. Original illustrated wrappers protected by modern mylar. Photographic title-page. Rare catalogue of saddles, harnesses and various other riding equipment by the Italian saddle manufacturer A. Pariani Selleria. Founded in 1903, Pariani become famous for the skilled craftsmanship and high quality of their hand-made "English" saddles (dressage & jumping). To guarantee its quality, every saddler at Pariani's works on the same saddle from beginning to end. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of b/w reproductions of photographs. Staining, creasing and few closed tears on wraps. Text in Italian. Wraps in fair, interior in overall very good condition. Scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Novels and Stories

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1903–4. Translated from the Russian by Isabel F. Hapgood. With and Introduction by Henry James. 16 volumes, large octavo (228 × 154 mm). Finely bound in contemporary brown crushed half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with titles direct, light brown cloth boards with gilt rules, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout with photogravures (including tissue guards). A beautiful set with the spines sunned on seven volumes; all in excellent condition. The uncommon Scribners limited edition of Turgenev's works; no 73 (consistently throughout the set) of 204 copies printed on Ruisdael hand-made paper at the De Vinne Press.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rathaus in Celle

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung von Carl Bruns 1903. 37.8x22.8 cm. - Seitenansicht des Celler Rathaus, im Vordergrund ein Brunnen und hübsche Personenstaffage mit vornehmer Dame und zwei Frauen im Gespräch. Die in reizvollen Farben auf starkem Karton ausgeführte Zeichnung ist unten links vom Künstler signiert und datiert vom 30.9.1903. Sie ist sauber und sorgfältig gearbeitet, die Gebäude sind detailreich wiedergegeben. Carl Bruns war gemäß einem Eintrag im Wolfenbütteler Adressbuch von 1896 als Zeichenlehrer tätig und wohnte in der Brauergildenstraße 8.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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