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      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).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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 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.

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      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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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      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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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        Mont Pelee and the Tragedy of Martinique

      Philadelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1903. 335 pp. Frontispiece, photographic illustrations, map. Pictorial cloth. In acetate wrap. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Arizona Book Gallery]
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        The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language. A Complete Encylcopædic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific and Technological... New Edition Revised and Greatly Augmented Edited by Charles Annandale,

      Glasgow: Blackie & Son, 1903. . Four volumes. 4to. Finely bound in contemporary full red morocco by Sizer, spines with raised bands, gilt tooled direct to two panels, ornate gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 24 double page plates, some in colour, plus numerous illustrations set into the text throughout. A most attractive set in fine condition.

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        PRINCETON. 1903

      Published by Pach Brothers Photographers. New York:: Published by Pach Brothers, Photographers.. (n. d.).. Oblong format: 10" x 14". 1st edition thus. 19 leaves of stiff-stock mounting board.. Leather album with gilt stamped ownership lettering to front board. AEG.. Modern respining to style. Modest foxing throughout. A Very Good. copy.. 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.

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        Chansons Populaires Recueillies Dans Les Alpes Francaises ( Savoie et Dauphiné )

      1903 - Important ouvrage de 548 pages relié demi toile à coins vert.Quelques rousseurs. Chansons historiques, traditionnelles satiriques et d'aventures, d'amour, relatives au mariage, de bergers, de conscrits et de soldats, des fêtes de l'année, de travail, berceuses et danses. La musique est notée et transcrite pour piano. Tirage limité à 1350 exemplaires ici N° 724.

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      Paris: Librairie Hachette & Cie, 1903. No. 127 of 325 printed. Complete in five volumes unformally bound with an Addenda volume referencing the previous volumes with additional plates and text, numerous engraved plates throughout volumes. Original half tan morocco binding , gilt lettering to spines, green cloth covered boards, general wear and rubbing to edges, joints and spine, leather rather brittle at the edges, some professional and sympathetic repairs to cracked joints. Bound with plain endpapers, original waxy paper wrappers, half title, title page, all edges uncut. Vol. 1 1601-1662, pp 381 contents fairly clean, text block tight, some foxing to the prelims, a little browning to page edges, not affecting the plates or text; Vol 2, 1662-1699, pp 432 complete, contents clean and tight, very minimal browning to page edges. Vol 3, 1699-1786, pp 365 complete, clean and tight. Vol 4, 1737-1794, pp 421 contents fairly clean and text block tight, light foxing to the prelims, a little staining to page edges, not affecting the plates or text; Vol 5, 1794-1900, pp 466 contents clean and tight, minimal browning to some page edges. Addenda 1923, pp 77 contents some what marked with foxing throughout particularly the first and last few pages and edges, text and plates generally unaffected. Overall a very good complete set of this comprehensive work.. First Edition, Limited. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. Folio.

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        Croiseur-école Duguay-Trouin. Campagne 1903-1904.

      - In-folio oblong, demi-chagrin brun à coins, 62 planches de reproductions photographiques (en phototypie) montées sur onglets (dos un peu frotté). Campagne 1903-1904, en Amérique du Sud et en Méditerranée (Madère, Afrique du Nord, Italie, Corse, Liban.). * Marine * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        A Critical Revision of the genus Eucalyptus. Published by Authority of the Government of the State of New South Wales.(Volumes 1-7)

      Sydney: William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer, 1903-1928. Volumes 1 through 7 (Parts 1 through 70) only, lacking only Parts 71-75; large quarto, includes 287 plates after line drawings by Margaret Flockton, in 5 later board bindings with cloth spines, all original paper covers have been retained; ex library, some portions of text age toned but not fragile, some covers darkened, early issues have signature or initials of American forester George Bishop Sudworth, a good, sound and serviceable group. Photos available upon request.

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      Rome: Desclee, Lefebvre & C., 1903. Testo only. First edition. Hard cover in original cloth and boards. Published Rome: Desclee, Lefebvre & C., 1903. Folio, 12" x 16", xix+549pp., illustrated with 54 reproductions within the text. Text in Italian. Libro Primo, Libro Secondo, Supplemento Primo, Supplemento Secondo. Splitting to the outer cloth along the hinges, some scuffing to rear cover, light foxing along front edge of portion of page block, else very good. Text clean, bright, unmarked, binding tight. Not ex-library. Scarce. . 1st. Hard. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Folio.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        The Philippine Islands 1493-1803: Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and their Peoples, their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as related in contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts... (Complete 55 Volume Set)

      The Arthur H. Clark Company. Hardcover. B00F1JHF4Y 1903-1908 The Arthur Clark Company. The complete 55 volume set. Set #332 of 1000 (although less than 500 may have actually been printed) which have been hand-numbered and signed "The Arthur Clark Co." Translated from the Originals. Edited and annotated by Emma Helen Blair and James Alexander Robertson, with historical introduction and additional notes by Edward Gaylor Bourne. Bound in green cloth, printed on American Featherweight paper stock with the top edges gilt and all other edges untrimmed. With illustrations, maps, portraits and ads throughout. Each hardcover copy has ex-library labels affixed to the spine, a library bookplate affixed to the front pasted down endpaper (along with minimal notations in pencil), a stamp to the title page, and an index card holder and guidelines affixed at the rear endpapers. The texts are unmarked and the bindings are sturdy. Two of the volumes have some soiling to the covers. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. . Good. 1/1/0001.

      [Bookseller: Kristian Strom, Bookseller]
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        Atlas Geográfico Ibero-Americano. España. Tomo I. Cartas corográficas cuidadosamente rectificadas bajo la dirección de Benito Chias y Carbó. Tomo II. Descripción geográfica y estadística de las provincias españolas con el número de habitantes, edificios y viviendas de cada Ayuntamiento, según resulta de los datos provisionales del Censo de 1897. Índice alfabético de los Ayuntamientos con la población de 1901. (2 vols.)

      Establecimiento Editorial de Alberto Martín. Tip. J. Vives, Barcelona 1903 - 1ª ed. 26x37.5. 2 vols. de 2h. 52 mapas impresos a color (las 50 provincias españolas, cada una con su escudo a color, con oro y plata, y 2 de las posesiones españolas en Africa); 535pp. de texto. Holandesa tela editorial azul con un hermoso diseño alegórico modernista estampado a colores y con títulos dorados. s.a. (aprox. 1903). Algunas manchas en las hojas preliminares de cada tomo; dos pequeñas manchas en los mapas de Gerona y Granada, el de Gerona reparado. Por lo demás, los mapas muy limpios, la encuadernación en buen estado, con los colores vivos y frescos. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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      1903. By the Author of 'The Story of Little Black Mingo.' London: James Nisbet & Co., n.d. [1903]. Original light green cloth decorated in black and lettered in red. First Edition of Helen Bannerman's third "Little Black" book, after LITTLE BLACK SAMBO in 1899 and LITTLE BLACK MINGO in 1901 -- to be followed by LITTLE BLACK QUASHA in 1908 and LITTLE BLACK BOBTAIL in 1909. (Her few others were LITTLE DETCHIE-HEAD, LITTLE KETTLE-HEAD, PAT AND THE SPIDER and THE TEASING MONKEY.) The Scottish author lived in southern India for several decades (as she was the wife of a British medical officer), and these tales are not about Africans but about her Tamil neighbors. LITTLE BLACK QUIBBA is a tale similar to LITTLE BLACK SAMBO, similarly featuring a child using ingenuity to outwit a carnivore: here Quibba must find lots of mangoes for his ailing mother, but an evil elephant and snake do all they can to thwart and eat him, respectively; the tale and its color illustrations (also by the author) are at times rather gruesome.~This is a nearly fine copy, with scarcely any soil or wear (a few leaves were carelessly opened, and although the original stitching is all in place, some is slightly loose). This very delicate book is quite scarce in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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      Omaha. [1903].. [3]pp, plus sixty-one photographic plates. Oblong octavo. Original black cloth, gilt title stamped on front cover. Some minor wear. Old inscription on front free endpaper. Overall clean and very good. A detailed illustrated promotional work for the Black Hills region. Full of interesting views of mining operations (Homestake, Deadwood Standard, Horseshoe Mill, Oro Hondo, etc.), Indians, cattle and cowboy scenes, hotels, Sylvan Lake, Calamity Jane, and bird's-eye views of Deadwood, Lead City, and other South Dakota towns. JENNEWEIN 231.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Red Triangle: Being some further Chronicles Of Martin Hewitt: Investigator By Arthur Morrison Author of ‘The Hole in the Wall,’ ‘Tales of Mean Streets’, &c

      London, Eveleigh Nash, 1903. Blank before half-title; title-page printed in black and red; pp.[viii]+304; dull light blue rough buckram streaked with dark blue, blocked pictorially red, black, and white, ruled white, lettered white and black, on front cover, lettered gilt on spine. Cloth of spine just a trifle faded, and backing strip just a little tired; slight bruising to top corners of sides; otherwise a very nice copy of one of the most difficult Morrison titles. An episodic novel. The three earlier Martin Hewitt volumes were collections of short stories. Not in Sadleir; Wolff, 4946; Haycraft, p.65; Hubin, p.299 All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

      [Bookseller: Robert Temple Booksellers]
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        The Works of Henry Fielding

      London- Gay and Bird, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the novels of Henry Fielding. Containing:Amelia (complete in three volumes)The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling (complete in four volumes)Jonathan WildJoseph Andrews (complete in two volumes)With the author's preface, and an introduction by G. H. Maynadier. With tissue-guarded frontispieces to each volume. Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. Fielding never stopped writing political satire and satires of current arts and letters. His lack of financial sense meant that he and his family often endured periods of poverty, but he was helped by Ralph Allen, a wealthy benefactor who later formed the basis of Squire Allworthy in Tom Jones. After Fielding's death, Allen provided for the education and support of his children. Ten volumes of twelve only (missing Miscellaneous Writings in two volumes). Condition: In red cloth bindings. Externally, sound, though with some dampstaining to the boards and some bumping. Six hinges are strained. Internally, bindings strained. Ink signatures to the recto of the front free-endpaper of two volumes. Pages have some marginal age-toning and the occasional spot, but are otherwise clean. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        THE STRAND MAGAZINE]. The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Vols 26, 27 and 28. July 1903- December 1904

      George Newnes Ltd., London, 1903-4 - 3 volumes. With many illustrations that are exclusive to this printing, and larger plates than published in the book-form edition. Bound in publisher's light blue pictoral cloth. Tightly bound copies with some expected shelfwear and handling, gilt to spines a little dulled but essentially an attractive, uniform set of three volumes containing the complete serial parts of this classic Sherlock Holmes short story collection, which was not first published in book form until 1905. Green and Gibson [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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      Arthur L. Humphreys, London, 1903. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. 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. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The Hound of the Baskervilles

      New York: McClure, 1903. First. hardcover. fine. Paget. 16 illustrations by Sidney Paget. 8vo, beautifully rebound in scarlet morocco, marbled boards, gilt spine, t.e.g. New York: McClure, 1903. First American Edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Histoire des Comtes de Poitou ( 778 - 1204 ) (2 Tomes - Complet) Tome I : 778 - 1126 ; Tome II : 1126 - 1204 [ édition originale ]

      Alphonse Picard & Fils 1903 - 2 vol. in-4 br., Alphonse Picard & Fils, Paris, 1903, IX-506 ; 595 pp. Complet. Rare et bel exemplaire de l'édition originale (petit mq. angulaire à une garde, parfait état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Aaron Siskind Photographs

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

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        An Angler's Autobiography

      Vinton & Co Ltd., London 1903 - 8vo. Pp xxiv, 286. Portrait frontis. and 43 plates (including photogravures) - all as called for. Original cloth lettered gilt. Edges a little foxed, but a very acceptable copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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      1903. 1. FAIRIES. THE BOOK OF GNOMES by Fred Weatherly. London: Nister, no date, circa 1903. Oblong folio (12 1/2 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 2 small margin mends else near fine. Life in the realm of fairies, elves, gnomes and humanized insects is depicted by E. Stuart Hardy with 8 very fine, detailed full page chromolithographed plates plus many full page and smaller brown line illustrations all throughout the text. Incredible detail and absolutely marvelous. The best book on gnomes and a great copy, usually found with multiple defects. Peeps Into Nisterland p. 240.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Recherches sur la Conductibilité Galvanique des Électrolytes. I: La conductibilté des solutions aqueuses extrêmement diluées déterminée au moyen du dépolarisateur. II: Théorie chimique des électrolytes.Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt, 1884. First edition.

      The rare offprint issue of Arrhenius's landmark discovery of the theory of electrolytic disassociation. Arrhenius was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in chemistry "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation."<br/><br/> By 1880, "it was known that solutions of certain compounds conduct electricity and that chemical reactions could occur when a current was passed. It was thought that the current decomposed the substance. In 1883 Arrhenius proposed a theory that substances were partly converted into an active form when dissolved. The active part was responsible for conductivity. In the case of acids and bases, he correlated the strength with the degree of decomposition on solution. This work was published as <i>Reserches sur la conductibilite galvanique des electrolytes</i> (1884; Researches on the Electrical Conductivity of Electrolytes) and submitted as his doctoral dissertation... Arrhenius sent his work to several leading physical chemists, including Jacobus van't Hoff. Friedrich Ostwald, and Rudolf Clausius, who were immediately impressed" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists). Arrhenius soon gained high international acclaim, ultimately being awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work.. 8vo: 225 x 145 mm. Original printed wrappers, uncut and unopened, a very fine and completely unmarked copy, pp. [2], [1-3] 4-63 [1:blank] and 1 lithographed plate; [1-3] 4-89 [1:blank]. Rare

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        ARMY LETTERS 1861-1865

      Chicago: O. L. Deming, 1903. "Printed for Private Circulation Only." Black cloth with gilt spine lettering. 355 pages. Subtitle: "Being Extracts from Private Letters to Relatives and Friends from a Soldier in the Field During the Late Civil War, with an Appendix Containing Copies of Some Official Documents, Papers and Addresses of Later Date." Author is described as being "Private Eighty-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, First Lieutenant Eighth United States Colored Troops." Frontispiece photo of the author. Pages fine, clean, white, tight. Covers lightly worn, small mark on front cover, scuffing to rear cover. Piece of paper attached to front free endpaper, upon which is written in ink: "To Lucy Coit Fanning Norton, beloved wife and Mother of my children, who for thirty five years has loved and trusted me, sharing with me the joys and sorrows of life, and to whose desire to preserve this record of my early manhood the printing of these letters is due, this book is offered as a token of the affection of her Husband O. W. Norton." A rare item. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Good-plus/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        THE TERM CATALOGUES, 1668-1709; with a Number for Easter Term, 1711. A contemporary Bibliography of English Literature in the Reigns of Charles II, James II, William and Mary, and Anne // Also THE MISSING TERM CATALOGUE FOR MICHAELMAS TERM 1695.

      London / Oxford: 1905 1906 / 1987 1903 - Signed, limited numbered edition [96/ 100] Very good condition, three volumes Royal Quarto in quater blue leather with blue leather texture boards, bindings are firm with very little wear, slight sunning to spines, ex- library with usual stamps and codes, some minor staining to title pages and ocassional minor dust staining, sympathetic repairs to volume III title page, signed on verso title page volume I and numbered A96, xvi plus 574; x plus 664; x plus 742 pages. Also very good square small quarto paperback of The Missing Term Catalogue being a facsimile of the Term Catalogue for Michaelmas Term 1695 with a list of identified books, red printed card covers, 7 pages plus thirteen fold-out pages of facsimile printed recto only. This is a heavy set of books (10.6 kg net weight). The price includes additional shipping costs in the UK; for destinations outside the UK please contact us for quotation for shipping at cost. [HEAVY ITEM] [General information: Photographs available - please specify views wanted. Postage and packaging at cost based on average size book and surface post outside UK: multi-volumes and heavy items and air mail may require additional charges]

      [Bookseller: Portman Rare Books]
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