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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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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.

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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. .

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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.

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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]

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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

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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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        Reports of The Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899

      (signed copy) Princeton, N. J./Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlaghandlung, 1903. B. Scott. Volume VIII - Botany. Parts I-IX (in 5 volumes). 31 plates (13 colored; background of a plain plate tanned) and 106 text-figures. Folio, pp. 982. Princeton and Stuttgart, 1903-06. Contains: Parts I - "The Vegetation of Western Patagonia" by P. Dusen. Part II - "Hepaticae" by A.W. Evans. Part III - "Bryophyta" by P. Dusen. Part IV - "Pteridophyta" by G. Macloskie. Parts V-IX - "Flora Patagonia," etc., by G. Macloskie. Including the supplement published in 1914. pp. 307 + 4 plates. Sheets loose in wrapper as published. To Carl Skottsberg With the author's compliments. . By author. 1st. Half cloth . Good. Folio.

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        Autograph Letter Signed. [Robert Burns]

      Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Sutherland: October 1st, 1903, 1903 "I hope your efforts to erect a Burns monument will soon be successful. It will give me great pleasure to be one of the subscribers / Your very truly, / Andrew Carnegie" One page TLS dated October 1st, 1903, from Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Sutherland. Addressed to the President of the Burns Club of Montreal declining an invitation to speak upon "Our National Poet" as it is not advisable for Carnegie to undertake a winter journey. In fine condition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Cats At Play

      London: John F. Shaw and Co.,, c.1903. - Unrecorded EditionWith an Unrecorded Drawing by Arthur RackhamWAIN, Louis. RACKHAM, Arthur. SMITH, H. Officer. GLADWIN, May, et al. Cats At Play. London: John F. Shaw, n.d. [c. 1900-1904]. First edition, unrecorded and scarce, with no copies in institutional holdings worldwide, and not noted in the Wain or Rackham bibliographies. Small quarto (9 5/8 x 7 1/8 in; 245 x 180 mm). 160 pp., with advertising as endpapers. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color, with fifteen drawings by Louis Wain, and an unrecorded text drawing by Arthur Rackham (so initialed) on page 40.Publisher's quarter decorated cloth over full-color glazed pictorial boards, corners a little worn. A few illustrations hand-colored by a child. Closed tear to bottom edge of page. 17. Otherwise a very good copy. Early ink presentation dated "Christmas 1905" on front paste-down.This title was later issued by Blackie & Son, 1917, and Alexandria Publications, c. 1920, in what appear to be abridged editions; the Blackie & Son edition collates to only twelve pages.Anytime an unrecorded book illustration by Arthur Rackham comes to light, it's news. And the news could not be better. Buried within this book, unheralded, on page forty, is a black and white text illustration of four chickens in various states of distress as they observe, in high dudgeon and with no little annoyance, a cat within their food bucket chowing down the chicken feed - the nerve! And at the lower left of the bucket, as small as can be, are Rackham's initials as typically drawn. Latimore and Haskell, and Riall make no mention of this illustration in their Rackham bibliographies, and the Arthur Rackham Society was ignorant of it when we inquired.At the time of this book's approximate publication, Rackham had already had work published, mostly under his name with credit on the title page, providing single or multiple illustrations for, amongst others, To the Other Side (1893); Isis Very Much Unveiled (1894); The Dolly Dialogues (1894); The Zankiwank (1896); The Money Spinner (1896); Two Old Ladies (1897); Captain Castle (1897); Through a Glass Lightly (1897); Charles O'Malley (1897); The Castle Inn (1898); Evelina (1898); The Ingoldsby Legends (1898); Gulliver's Travels (1900); Faithful Friends (1901); More Tales From the Stumps (1902); The Grey House on the Hill (1903); The Greek Heroes (1903); Red Pottage (1904); and The Peradventures of Private Pagett (1904). That he would accept a commission to provide a single text line drawing to this book with no more credit than his microscopic initials should not come as a surprise. Rackham was hustling for work wherever he could find it; good reviews and regular exposure were not enough to keep him fully employed with money in his pocket. And none of the other illustrators here received credit beyond their initials or full signatures to their contributions. And so we have a previously unknown Rackham during his transitional period, when his fairies and goblins were emerging but had not yet fully vanquished the simple, pay-the-bills work of his early years.Cf. Dale 34 and 35, in Dale, Louis Wain. The Man Who Drew Cats, p. 137.

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        The Call of the Wild

      Macmillan 1903 - First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent copy seldom seen in this nice condition. The book is vibrant in color without the common rubbing to the spine and panels. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Bass, Pike, Perch and Others

      New York: Macmillan, 1903. First edition, one of 100 Large Paper copies. 8vo. Illustrated. Publisher&#39;s olive green half morocco, t.e.g. Fine copy. Wetzel p. 155; Bruns pp. 497-8 . From The American Sportsman&#39;s Library, edited by Caspar Whitney. A classic title, here in the handsome large paper issue

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        Denslow's One Ring Circus

      Dillingham 1903 - The Dillingham first edition, with a variant and very rare cover with an illustration featuring a large egg, a girl, a cat, and a mansion on a hill. Not the more common paste-on of the elephant. Front free endpaper detached. Slight cover soil, otherwise near fine. Containing six 1903 soft cover picture books (One Ring Circus, Zoo, Tom Thumb, ABC, Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk). Boldly and wonderfully illustrated in full color throughout by Denslow. This is the only copy we know of with this cover illustration. Housed in a red cloth custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Lavantthal. Ein monographischer Beitrag zur Heimatkunde.,

      Wolfsberg, Ploetz o. J. (ca.1903). - Lex.-8°. (12) 472 S. mit 1 doppels, Taf. zahlr. Abb. OLn. Mit Goldpräg. Einbd. ein wenig berieb., Bll. papierbed. gebräunt pp. Enthält die Geschichte des Lavantthales von der vorgeschichtlichen Zeit über die Herrschaft der Römer bis nach den Franzosenkriegen. römische und gothische Baudenkmäler, Die Gold- und Silberbergbaue und vieles andere mehr. Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Ambassadors

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1903 - Near Fine+ in near fine+ heavy stock dust jacket (faint rubbing on spine ends) ; scans available on request; Exquisite copy: blue-green paper covered boards with gilt title; top edge gilded; original deep blue dust jacket with only the slightest signs of handling; a touch of light foxing on cream endpapers; BAL 10656, true first U. S. ; "Published November, 1903"on copyright page; title page: MCMIII [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: T. A. Borden Books]
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        Vlaanderen algemeen Vlaamsch maandschrift, VLAANDEREN. MAANDSCHRIFT, TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR VLAAMSCHE LETTERKUNDE, 5 jaargangen cmpleet

      Bussum/ Antwerpen Van Dishoeck/ De Nederlandsche Boekhandel . gebonden in 5 luxe linnen banden, vijf jaargangen compleet. elk deel heeft een inhoudsopgave. maandelijkse uitgave, volledige set Jaargangen 1 t/m 5 - 1903 tot en met 1907. In zeer goede staat.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The Call of the Wild

      MacMillan, 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. MacMillan Company, New York 1903. First Edition / First Printing. Stated Published July 1903 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Green cloth boards with illustrated front board. Gold lettering. Top edge gold gilt. Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. All plates present. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light spots, clean endpaper, tight spine, short tear at the cloth at the foot of the spine, paper repair at the rear endpaper hinge.

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      1903. A Novel. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1903. Original light blue boards, with fabric dust jacket. First American Edition of the novel in which a rich Massachusetts widow sends various "ambassadors" (an admirer, a daughter, etc.) to France to bring back her son from what she presumes is an undesirable liaison. This was considered by James himself to be "quite the best, &#39;all round,&#39; of my productions." In preparing this edition, Harper made an error that became the accepted norm for this novel, undiscovered for almost half a century: chapters 28 and 29 were mistakenly reversed in order (into chronological sequence, wiping out James&#39;s intended flashback effect).~This is a remarkably fine copy: the volume has no external wear or soil or foxing (faint Christmas 1903 signature on the front endpaper), and the fabric dust jacket has scarcely any wear as well. Supino 58.6.0; Edel & Laurence A58b; Modern Library 100 #27; a Connolly Modern Movement selection.

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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) on the Red Cross and dissension

      New York, 4 May 1903. Letter. Faint crease from folding. Fine with excellent content. A four-page TYPED LETTER SIGNED on both sides of one sheet of paper (10-1/2" x 8") dated 4 May 1903 from the founder of the American Red Cross and SIGNED "Clara Barton" to "My beloved sister Harriette" [L. Reed]. In part: "Yes, you are right, all within the family circle and my good and true committees is &#39;harmomy (sic) and unity supreme&#39;. There is not a dissenting voice; it is just as it used to be in the days of the old Red Cross, when each knew what the other wanted, and found their greatest pleasure in conforming to the wish. For me, I have come not to regard the ill that is spoken any more - it is to me, as my mind pictures it, like a viper, against which I am determined to hold an impenetrable screen. I take care that it shall not poison me, while I must remain near it, to perform the task I must. That ended, it will be my privilege to withdraw, and find the peace I never can here again. The task I have, I shall be able to produce in a week or two. I shall present to the people of the United States an opportunity to engage a work for their own benefit: Human, intelligent, organized work, which will be far better for them than suspicions, forming judgements they know nothing of, coarse wit, and smart sayings." Throughout her life, Barton thrived on a "hands-on" approach to matters, often managing Red Cross chapters from in the field. As the organization became more established, new board members opposed this style with some participants looking to remove her from power. Following a multi-year power struggle, Barton&#39;s supporters elected her president "for life" in 1902, but the damage was done and the organization fractured. In 1904, at the age of 82, she resigned her post. In addition to founding the Red Cross, Barton established in 1905 the National First Aid Association of America to promote first aid training. Harriette L. Reed, Barton&#39;s closest friend whom she often called "sister," became president of the association following Barton&#39;s death. Barton was also an ardent suffrage supporter. She was a friend of Susan B. Anthony and spoke at many suffrage conventions, including the first national women&#39;s suffrage convention held in Washington, D.C. (1869) and National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Conventions of 1893, 1902, 1904, and 1906.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Bibliomania: Or, Book = Madness, History, Symptoms and Cure of This Fatal Disease

      The Bibliophile Society, Boston / London 1903 - 273, 247 pp. Volumes one and two of four, only. Full green morocco, onlays of red flowers and green leaves, gilt stems,gilt lettering and design on spine, top edge gilt, deckled foredge and bottom edge, white morooco inlaid doublures ornately ilustrated with green and red design with gilt, silk endpapers, silk bookmarks bound in, gilt rules along foredges of boards. Special edition and binding, with introductory leaf stating "Six copies of this edition are printed on Japanese Vellum; one of which is assigned to the Library of the British Museum; one to the Library of Congress; one is presented to Dr. Richard Garnett; one is retained by the Society, and two will be sold by suction". Vellum paper watermarked "Bibliophile society" in a vertical strip near the foredges. Extra illustrated with extra frontispieces, the extra frontispieces being the usual frontispiece engravings entirely handcolored and re-signed "Pyle", apparently by Pyle as the signatures are correct. Further extra-illustrated with original marginal watercolor illustrations, mainly of bibliophile scenes, a few of book collecting, 17 illustrations in Volume I, 26 illustrations in Volume II. Volume Iand II only, apparently an incomplete project of the Bibliophile Society and Pyle, probably one of the six copies identified on the limitation page but possibly an incomplete special edition. Well preserved, fine or near fine. [Estimated costs for binding the two missing volumes, III and IV, in matrching bindings, would be $7500 or more, could a binder be found willing and able to undertake this work]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, member IOBA]
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      1903. Good. SETH-SMITH, David. PARRAKEETS: A HANDBOOK TO THE IMPORTED SPECIES. Illustrated by H. GOODCHILD and others. London: R. H. Porter, 1903. First edition. xix + [1] + 281 pp. + 20 chromolithograph plates. Complete. 8vo., red cloth sunned at spine, gilt spine lettering faded. Joints and corners starting to split. Hinges cracked, spine slightly shaken. Endpapers have offset tanning. Light foxing to title page. Plates bright, clean.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      The Kennel Gazette, London 1903 - Third edition, 159 pages + illustrations. Light blue cloth on bevelled boards, gilt lettering on front & spine, gilt head of bulldog embossed on front cover. Free endpapers lightly age-tanned. Interior tight & clean. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, protected by a loose tissue, and dozens of photographs. A 'very good plus' example of this early Bulldog monograph. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B A Downie]
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        Marya Morvevna

      St. Petersburg: The Department for the Production of State Documents [Expeditsii Zagotovleny Gosudarstvennukh], 1903. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good Plus. Hauntingly beautiful chromolithographic images by Ivan Biliban. 4to, measuring 32 by 26 cm, and 12 pp., featuring eight chromolithographs in addition to front cover and the rear cover vignette. Three of the chromos within are full page. In addition, there is the chromo decorative borders, very much a part of the integral whole. This work is part of a series of indigenous fairy tales the Russian government commissioned Bilibin to illustrate. To do so Bilibin paid meticulous care to actual traditional costume, architecture and decor. The work cemented Bilibin&#39;s renown, which was also built on stage design. The front cover is lightly soiled. Minor flake loss along the joint. Still a lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        An Illustrated History of North Idaho, Embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai, and Shoshone Counties, State of Idaho

      No place: Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903. Hardcover. Large stout quarto. xxviii, 1238pp. Illustrated throughout, primarily with portraits. Original full morocco binding, covers stamped with decorative borders in blind, title in gilt on upper cover, spine gilt, and all edges gilt; marbled endsheets, hinges strengthened, neatly, with cloth book tape. Joints stressed, with a little loss and loosening, but a sound, bright copy of a book rarely found thus, when found at all. SMITH 4858, SOLIDAY III-218 Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        Fouilles a Dahchour en 1894-1895.

      Wien, Adolf Holzhausen, 1903. - VIII, 118, (2) SS. Mit zahlr. Holzstichillustrationen im Text und 27 Tafeln (teils doppelblattgr.; zumeist Heliogravüren). Grüner Originalleinenband mit goldgepr. Deckel- und Rückentitel. Kopfgoldschnitt. Folio. Einzige Ausgabe. - Der französische Archäologe, Ingenieur, Geologe und Prähistoriker Jacques Jean Marie de Morgan (1857-1924) leitete wissenschaftliche Gesandtschaften im Kaukasus (1886-89) und in Persien (1889-91), bevor er Generaldirektor des "Service des Antiquités de l'Egypte" wurde. Er unternahm die ersten systematischen Ausgrabungen in Dahschur, einer Nekropole etwa 26 Kilometer südlich von Kairo am Westufer des Nils. Hier entdeckte er die noch ungeplünderten Gräber der Prinzessinnen Mereret und Chnumit, deren außergewöhnliche Schmuckausstattungen heute im Ägyptisches Museum von Kairo zu besichtigen sind. Außerdem grub er an Snofrus Knickpyramide, an der Roten Pyramide, an der Pyramide des Amenemhet III. sowie an den Beamtennekropolen. - Gutes, sauberes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        CHIGUSA Vol.2

      1903. [DESIGN] Kamisaka SEKKA, artist. CHIGUSA. Kyoto, Unsodo, Meiji 36 [1903]. 35.5 X 23.7 cm. Volume two only (of three, total). This exquisite suite of 12 (of 54 in the 3 volume set) full page color printed woodblocks precedes Sekka&#39;s MOMOYOGUSA by several years. Many of the prints are printed and overprinted using opaque and metallic inks to produce a sumptuous surface. This is a nice impression. Internally excellent condition. Even the exterior covers, which are very fragile, are still quite presentable with the original printed titles - there is a bit of "skinning" of the printed patterned paper.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      1903. Fine. RUSKIN, JOHN. WORKS OF JOHN RUSKIN. EDITED BY E.T. COOK AND ALEXANDER WEDEERBURN. London and New York: George Allen and Longmans, Green and Co., 1903-1912. 39 Volumes complete. Profusely illustrated. A sumptuous production, including chromolithographs, photogravures, facsimiles etc. Pages are uncut and largely unopened. Bound in original publishers maroon cloth stamped in gilt. The spines are sunned and the crowns of some volumes are nicked. Internally, fine bright and unread. A major scholastic achievement chronicalling the work of perhaps the most influential intellectual of the victorian era whose influence extended throughout the world and to the present day.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        QUALITÉ [Industrial Design, Office Equipment Trade Catalogue (Catalog)]

      Paris:: Burroughs,, 1903. First Edition. Fine . A Fine (virtually As New) catalogue for Burroughs office equipment. Bound in the original wrappers with gold foil label affixed to the front cover with title in relief. Small turquoise accents on the foil label. Wrappers are blue string bound as issued. Likely original Fine glassine protects the catalogue. There are eight beautiful tipped in pochoir color plates--each measuring 6.5" by 5.7". Each plate is tipped on the left page of each two page spread with the right page text in French discussing an aspect of Burroughs manufacture and/or equipment with accompanying drawing and/or photo-vignette. Eight aspects of the company are discussed--intelligence in product design, choice of quality components, quality control in manufacture, durability, elegance in product design, adaptation to the work environment, automation and simplicity. For example, under simplicity the right page describes the ease of operation with a photo-vignette of a shop clerk using a a Burroughs calculator. The left page, labeled "Simplicité" is a colored pochoir image of an abacus with a child in the background. A Rare survivor listed in OCLC but no indication of any available institutional holdings. Sm. 4to.

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