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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, 'all round,' 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'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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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 'harmomy (sic) and unity supreme'. 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'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's closest friend whom she often called "sister," became president of the association following Barton'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's suffrage convention held in Washington, D.C. (1869) and National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Conventions of 1893, 1902, 1904, and 1906.

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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]

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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.

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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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        The Bulldog. A Monograph. Third edition.

      London. The "Kennel Gazette". 1903 3rd edition. - Size 7.5 x 10.25 inches. In light blue bevelled cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With gilt bulldog head to front. 100pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. Colour Frontis. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and bumped at ends. Small marks to back. Corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1904. Rare monograph on the Bulldog first published in 1899.

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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'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'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.

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Du Ier au XXe. Les arrondissements de Paris. Vingt eaux-fortes originales de Eugène Béjot. Préface de Jules Claretie

      Paris: Société de propagation des Livres d'Art, 1903. Livre. Illus. by Eugène Béjot. Très bon. En Feuilles. Édition illustrée. Paris, Société de propagation des Livres d'Art, 1903. 34 x 27 cm, grand in-4, 4 ff. n. ch. - V (I) pp. - 1 f. n. ch. - 20 eaux-fortes montées sur fort papier anthracite et légendées à la main à la craie blanche, en feuilles sous portefeuille anthracite portant une eau-forte contrecollée. Edition originale. Tirage annoncé à 200 exemplaires. Celui-ci, sur vergé de Hollande, l'un des exemplaires hors commerce réservés aux membres de la Société, nominatif (Eugène Lefebvre). Très belle suite documentaire sur Paris. Portefeuille usagé, l'illustration de celui-ci un peu frottée. Intérieur superbe. (MONOD, 1291 ; CARTERET, V, 27 ; MAREUSE, 11633 ; LACOMBE, 1735).

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

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

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        The Story of a Soldier's Life

      Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co, Ltd. 1903, 1st Edition. () [xi] 398, [xi] 383 +16pp catalogue at rear. Very good. 2 vols. Publisher's olive green cloth; gilt rules to boards and spines, titles in gilt, spine titles in same. Crown and feet of both slightly shelfworn, some rubbing to corners at joints. Edges of boards lightly rubbed, corners similar. Upper edge gilt; both volumes. Engraved plate placed loosely in at front of volume one with additional stiff card ticket. Envelope to front paste-down; handwritten letter inside, dated 3-10-1903. Inscription in ink to half title of volume 1. Portrait frontis, both volumes, with tissue guard. Edges of textblocks slightly soiled; interiors clean and bright. Personally inscribed copy of Viscount Garnet Wolseley's autobiography, given to Lady Dorothy Nesbitt. Included is a private letter to Lady Nesbitt from Wolseley, asking her to recommend the book to her friends and describing an accident that occured while leaving his carriage that confined him to the house. Wolseley finishes by asking her to "write a poor cripple a few lines." Also placed loosely in is a portrait engraving of Wolseley as the Commander of the British Army in Egypt and a ticket for his funeral, held on March 31st, 1913 at St. Paul's Cathedral. Born in Ireland to a military family, Wolseley advanced quickly through the ranks, receiving the title of 1st Viscount in 1885 after distinguished service in Burma, Canada, India, South Africa and Egypt..

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        How They Went to School

      London, Glasgow and Dublin: Blackie & Son Limited. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Praeger, S. R.. [1903] Contains 24 full page coloured wood-cut illustrations and 24 pages of text. Presented as uncut pages. C. 26x21 cm. Red titling to upper board with embossed picture of Kitty and Hal holding a satchel between them. Black titling to backstrip. Replacement front and rear endpapers. Binding strong and tight. Corners worn, some rubbing to edges, top / bottom of backstrip bumped. Some marks to boards and faint pencil lines. Clean contents with a few minor brown spots to half title and title pages. Short closed tear to one page edge. Note: There is no date or edition statement however research would lead me to believe that this is a first edition. In addition, the size and full title are in line with British Library first record of 1903. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall / Oblong.

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        The Private Journal of Aaron Burr

      Rochester, NY: Genesse Press, 1903. First edition. Octavo, 2 volumes. W.H. Samson's copy, bound in ornate green morocco, with the original leather box with an engraved "AB" on the cover. The two volumes are in near fine condition, the box shows some wear. Signed by William K. Bixby. Inscribed by W.H. Samson to his son, "David P. Samson June 30, 1917 From his affectionate father W.H. Samson." Laid in is a three page letter from Charles W. Fitch from the New York Education Department to W.H. Samson. Rare. In 1804, the last full year of his single term as Vice President, Burr killed his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel. There was no trial for the illegal duel, and eventually all charges against him dissipated. Burr may have won the duel, but he did not come out unscathed. The event marred Burr's reputation and ended Burr's political career. President Jefferson dropped him from the ticket for the 1804 presidential election, and he never held office again.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Bass Pike Perch and Others

      The MacMillan Company. American Sportsman Lirbary, New York 1903 - NO.85 OF 100 LARGE PAPER COPIES. Original three quarter brown calf. Marbled boards. Matching marble end papers & pastedowns. Spine has five raised bands with gilt title and decorations. Small chip to top of spine. Binding is tight with clean pages. Tissue guarded frontispiece. Twenty b& w illustrations. 400 pages with index. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paladin Fine Books]
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        The Survey of London. Complete in 10 volumes: Mediaeval London; Historical & Social; Ecclesiastical; London in the Time of the Tudors; London in the Time of the Stuarts; London in the Eighteenth Century; London in the Nineteenth Century

      London: Adam & Charles Black, 1903-1912. First edition. Quarto, original red cloth. 10 volumes. Top edge gilt, with titles the spine in gilt and front panel. Each volume is in very good to near fine with light wear to the spine tips. Illustrated throughout. Sister-in-law to the prolific women's rights activist Annie Beasant, Sir Walter Beasant occupied the influential positions of Secretary to the Palestine Exploration Fund and Treasurer of the 'Atlantic Union.' His ample time is research positions in colleges and government granted him the respect of the public in his writing on London.

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        KACHO^ GAFU

      1903. Very Good. [EHON] Watanabe SEITEI, artist. KACHO GAFU. Tokyo, Okura Shoten, Meiji 36 (1903). 22 sheets of colored woodcuts, birds and flowers. 25 x 17 cm. This copy with all prints is tassel-bound with preface, colophon and ad sheet. 1 volume: 1 single page, 19 double-page and 1 triple-page prints. (Ref: Mitchell p. 319.) Very much in the style of his earlier SEITEI KACHO GAFU, but with different designs and much scarcer. No hashira pagination though other copies we have handled or found reference to were marked jo volumes in the hashira. However, it would seem that later volumes were never produced. Very good, early impression, very good condition overall. In a custom clasped chitsu case.

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        Recherches sur une Proprieté Nouvelle de la Matière. Activité Radiante Spontanee ou Radioactivité de la Matiere

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences, Vol. 46. With 13 collotype plates. [4], 360, [4] pp. Original printed boards, section missing from foot of spine, edges foxed. ---- Dibner, Heralds of Science 163; Sparrow 20; PMM 393; Honeyman I, 263; Norman 159. - The first printing of Becquerel's landmark treatise on radioactivity, taking up the entire issue of the Memoires de l'Academie des Sciences de l'Institut de France, Vol. 46. Printing and the Mind of Man, 393, calls this "His definitive work, containing, a chronological narrative of his investigations, his mature conclusions and a bibliography of 214 treatises on radioactivity, dating from his first paper in 1896." He and the Curies shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics. The photographs reproduced in collotype at the rear of the work provide dramatic evidence of uranium radiation (originally called "Becquerel Rays") on his lab plates..

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        A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene: For Educational Institutions and General Readers, Fully Illustrated

      New York, New York, U.S.A.: Maynard, Merrill, & Co., 1903. Fair to Good Minus condition hardcover with no jacket, 1903, unstated edition, 388 pp. with color illustrations. Olive green cloth boards have some bumping, fading, and aging; interior is generally pretty clean, with some signs of use. Rare!. Unstated Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - 6.5" to 7.5" Tall. Book.

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        Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight.Dayton, Ohio: 1903.

      First edition, offprint issue, the finest association copy: from the private library of Orville Wright. This is Wilbur Wright's second report on his and Orville's flying experiments, read to the Western Society of Engineers on 24 June 1903. Dibner 185; Norman 2267.<br/><br/> Following the glider trials of 1901, Orville Wright constructed a wind tunnel in Dayton that the brothers used for a systematic series of tests of over 200 wing and bi-plane combinations. On the basis of these results the brothers built a new glider, equipped with a vertical rear rudder which offset the twisting movements caused by the warping of the wings. The nearly one thousand trial flights made during the summer of 1902 with this superior machine are described in the present report, as are the Wrights' extensive observations of bird flight. The machine functioned well: the Wrights' main objective was to learn how to control it, as, in Wilbur's words, 'the machine seemed to have reached a higher state of development than the operators' (p. 8). The second objective of the 1902 experiments was 'to obtain data for the study of scientific problems involved in flight' (p. 10). Both goals were realized during the six months following the presentation of this report, and on December 17, 1903 - a mere 8 years after their initial entry into aeronautical research - the Wrights made the first motorized flight in history at the Kill Devil Hills, south of Kitty Hawk.. Offprint from: Journal of the Western Society of Engineers Vol. 8 [misprinted "III" on front wrapper], no. 4 (August, 1903). 8vo (229 x 153 mm), original blue-gray printed wrappers (some slight sunning to left margin), pp. [1] 2-18 [2:blank], 8 photographic halftones in text. Provenance: Orville Wright ("From the private library of Orville Wright" ink stamp on verso of front wrapper)

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        With Macdonald in Uganda - A Narrative Account of the Uganda Mutiny and Macdonald Expedition in the Uganda Protectorate and the Territories to the North

      London: Edward Arnold , 1903. IN GOOD CONDITION. With folding map in back (in VG condition, no tears, nor repairs), and complete with 16 plates, as called for. xiv, [2], 314pp, in a half leather & cloth library binding, with binding and hinges tight. Library markings consist of label on spine, label inside cover, label on ffp, small notation on half-title, perforation on title page with withdrawn stamp (verified with the library), ink numbering on dedication page. No previous, nor current pockets, no markings on plates, nor map. SCARCE. Light to moderate foxing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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        The Book of Cakes

      London: MacLaren and Sons, No date stated [1903 actual]. First Edition. Hardcover. ______ Condition Summary: (Fair) A moderately presentable copy. ______ All notable faults: Heavy pulling of the hinges, several sections loose, heavy marking on the cloth, fading of the gilt, moderate foxing on the prelims and page ends and previous owner&#39;s inscription on the half title page. 3542. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition.

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      1903. 1. (SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. RHYMES OF REAL CHILDREN by Betty Sage. NY:Fox Duffield 1903 (Oct. 1903). Large square 4to (11x11 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips and edges lightly rubbed else Fine. 1st edition of this magnificent book, illustrated by Smith with 6 large color plates, orange and black pictorial borders on each page of text, plus small color illustration on the dedication page and pictorial covers (front and back). Mounted on the front endpaper is a charming 2 page typed poem signed by William Lloyd Garrison, Jr., dedicating the book and the poem to the recipient Garrison Hadley. Garrison, Jr. was the son of famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, Sr. Junior was a prominent advocate of woman&#39;s suffrage and other causes. This is a great copy of a beautiful picture book.

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        April Twilights. Poems by Willa Sibert Cather

      Boston: Richard G. Badger/ The Gorham Press, 1903. First edition. 12mo. 52 pp. Original drab boards, printed paper labels on front cover and spine; tiny chips from blank edge of spine label, which is also somewhat chafed, but lettering is clear and intact; former library stamp on front pastedown. Seven Gables, First Books 53 . First edition of the author&#39;s first book, and apart from the author&#39;s revised edition which she published in 1923, her only collection of verse

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        The Works of John Ruskin, Library Edition complete in 39 volumes

      London: George Allen. 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. One of an edition of 2062. 1903 Maroon buckram tall 8vo&#39;s with Ruskin&#39;s coat of arms gilt on the front covers. Copiously illustrated, in part with lovely color and folding plates, portraits, and diagrams. In very good condition with occasional light wear, sunning yo spines. Six volumes with expertly restored mottling and residual marking to endpapers. Scarce set, complete with bright, clean, and unmarked contents. CONTENTS: v. 1. Early prose writing v. 2. Poems v. 3. Modern painters of general principles and of truth v. 4. Modern painters of the imaginative and theoretic faculties v. 5. Modern painters of many things v. 6. Modern painters of mountain beauty v. 7. Modern painters of leaf beauty. Of cloud beauty. Of ideas of relation. Of ideas of relation (part 2) v. 8. The seven lamps of architecture v. 9. The stones of Venice, the foundations v. 10. The stones of Venice, the sea-stories v. 11. The stones of Venice, the fall and examples of the architecture of Venice v. 12. Lectures on architecture and painting (Edinburgh, 1853) v. 13. Turner. The harbours of England. v. 14. Academy notes on prout and hunt and other art criticisms, 1855-1888 v. 15. The elements of drawing, the elements of perspective, and the laws of Fesole v. 16. "A Joy for Ever" and two paths with letters on the Oxford Museum and various addresses, 1856-1860 v. 17. Unto this last Munera Pulveris time and tide with other writings on political economy, 1860-1873 v. 18. Sesame and lilies. The ethics of the dust. The crown of wild olive, 1859-1866 v. 19. The cestus of Aglaia and The Queen of the air, 1860-1870 v. 20. Lectures on art and Aratra Pentelici, with lectures and notes on Greek art and mythology, 1870 v. 21. The Ruskin art collection at Oxford v. 22. Lectures on landscape, Michael Angelo & Tintoret. The Eagle&#39;s Nest. Ariadne Florentina v. 23. Val D&#39;Arno. The schools of Florence. Mornings in Florence. The Shepherd&#39;s Tower v. 24. Giotto and his works in Padua. The Cavalli monuments, Verona. Guide to the academy, Venice. St. Mark&#39;s rest v. 25. Love&#39;s Meinie. Proserpina v. 26. Deucalion, and other studies in rocks and stones v. 27-29. Fors Clavigera, letters v. 30. The Guild and museum of St. George v. 31. Bibliotheca Pastorum: the economist of Xenophon. Rock Honeycomb. The element&#39;s of prosody. A knight&#39;s faith v. 32. Studies of peasant life: the story of Ida. Roadside songs of Tuscany. Christ&#39;s folk in the Apennine. Ulric the farm servant v. 33. The Bible of Amiens. Valle Crucis. The art of England. The pleasures of England v. 34. The storm-cloud of the nineteenth century. On the old road. Arrows of the Chace. Ruskiniana v. 35. Praeterita. Dilecta v. 36-37. The letters of John Ruskin v. 38. Bibliography. Catalogue of Ruskin&#39;s drawings. Addenda et corrigenda v. 39. General index.

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        A River of Norway, Being the Notes and Reflections of an Angler [Association Copy Owned by the Canadian Ambassador to Norway, Ted Garland]

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London - 1903, 1st Ediition. () Near fine. xv. Octavo. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board. Gilt scene of a river, mountains and jumping trout stamped to front board. A few spots of light discoloration to top edge of front board. Rear board and corners lightly rubbed. T.e.g. Attractive woodcut bookplate of Erling Bergendahl and gift inscription from Bergendahl to Ted Garland on front pastedown. Internally tight and clean. A very attractive copy with bright, unfaded gilt. A very interesting association copy, presented to Ted Garland, the Canadian ambassador to Norway, from Erling Bergendahl. Bergendahl was a Norwegian businessman and movie producer, who represented Columbia pictures in Norway and was the president of the Norwegian Film Producers Association. The book details fish and fishing of the River Gaula in Western Norway and is illustrated with 10 fine photogravure plates and colour plan of a fish ladder. A great association copy of an attractive book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Shakespeare. In three volumes

      04 - London - Macmillan and Co, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart set of Shakespeare&#39;s comedies, histories and tragedies. The Victoria Edition. Volume I (1903) contains Comedies, Volume II (1904) Histories and Volume III (1904) Tragedies. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally, just a little shelfwear, with some fading to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, with just occasional lightspots to endpapers and fore-edge. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        Else i Eventyrland efter Lewis Carroll ved Margrethe Horn. [Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland. Norwegian]

      Kristiana: Olaf Norli, 1903. Norwegian edition of Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland. 8vo. With illustrations after John Tenniel. 163 pp. Green linen backed pictorial boards. Near fine. Weaver. Alice in many tongues,; p. 128. Provenance: Allice P. Hargreaves, (nEe Liddell); Sotheby&#39;s (London) Alice sale, 5 June 2001, lot 99 (owner&#39;s note on card loosely inserted) . From the library of the original Alice, Alice P. Hargreaves (of known provenance but not bearing her signature). The Alfred C. Berol Collection (at NYU) includes another copy of this title from the library of Alice Hargreaves, bearing her signature. RARE

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        Sixteen Illustrations of Subjects from Kipling&#39;s &#39;Jungle Book&#39;

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1903. Sixteen finely executed illustrations, mounted and protected by part-printed paper overlays, contained in a later, half-calf, silk lined portfolio. The portfolio has raised bands, spine in four panels, panels bordered with gilt single rule, volute corner pieces, title in gilt to second panel, illustrators to third, place and date to fourth, silk ties to each edge. Rubbed to extremities, spine very slightly faded. Title page chipped and quite heavily repaired, slightly grubby with several small closed tears, the list of illustrations leaf is again chipped, with repairs to edges. The part-printed overlays are lightly foxed and browned to edges, chipped to top edges, one or two spots of foxing to the mounts, the illustrations are all bright and clean. For the Detmolds, see Houfe, page 115. First Edition. Plates Loose in Folder. Good+. Illus. by Detmold, Maurice and Detmold, Edward. Elephant Folio.

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      Henry Faux 1903 - 1903. Very good condition with no wrapper. Illustrated with sixty coloured descriptive diagrams showing the Gradients and Geological Character of every Race-course in Great Britain, and the principal Courses in Ireland. Together with a Complete Description of the Country on which every recognised Hunt Meeting is held in England. Very large oblong format. Rebound with three quarters calf but retaining original red cloth boards with gilt title. Advertisements to rear. Boards marked and stained. Leather binding faded at lower edges and across top and bottom of cloth boards. Joints strengthened with tape. Closed tear to Brighton course map (no loss) and closed tears to folds of some of the fold-out maps (again, no loss). Contents clean. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NORTHERN NOTES AND QUERIES OR THE SCOTTISH ANTIQUARY.later THE SCOTTISH ANTIQUARY OR Northern Notes and Queries. Various Editors throughout the publication

      David Douglas , Edinburgh , 1888 - William Green & Sons , Edinburgh , 1903. - Volumes I - XVII. In Nine Volumes bound in quarter morocco leather title labels and at the foot of the spines the date labels.tan linen boards. Illustrated and although there are odd spots or annotations to the free endpapers the set is in Very Good condition tight , fresh and volume one has the original wrappers bound in at the rear. Volume One bears the bookplate of Henry Archibald Cockburn with the Cockburn I Rise in The Morning, Vigilandset Audax and the cockerels. Unusually good set. Contains Parish Registers , Family Hstory etc. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Plan of the Town & Suburbs of Marton Junction to be sold By Public Auction By MacDonald, Wilson & Co, In Their Exchange Land Auction Rooms, Lambton Quay, Wellington. On Thursday, 28th May, 1903, at 2.30 O'clock P.m.

      Alex Ferguson, Wellington 1903 - Large poster advertising "Auction Sale of the Most Valuable Town in the North Island". Includes street plan of sections available and an inset Locality Plan. Size 89cm x 57.5cm. Some edgewear and light wrinkling, else good.

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      Published by James Clarke & Co., 1903. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Glazed pictorial boards with picture of cute kitten on the front cover. B/w illustrations throughout, many of cats. Spine worn with slight loss at top and tail. Corners worn, covers scuffed but still bright. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Light brown stain to top edge of front endpaper and title page. A few margin marks but contents generally clean. A nice copy of a scarce Wain title. [S]

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        The Electress Sophia and The Hanoverian Succession

      London: Goupil & Co, 1903. 1 volume, folio (12-1/2" x 10-1/4"), limited to 250 numbered copies printed on Japan Vellum this being copy #113, illustrated with plates in 2 states, frontis in two states one colored. Bound in full brown morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled in blind, triple ruled dentelles, top edge gilt others uncut by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

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        SEELE: ein Zyklus von 30 Tuschzeichnungen 1901-1903. [SOUL: A cycle of 30 Pen & Ink Drawings]

      Munchen:: Bruckmann,, 1903. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON THE TITLE LEAF BY WILLI GEIGER. LIMITED EDITION OF OF 200. First Edition. A complete portfolio of 30 Fine photolithographic plates of pen and ink drawings. Loose in the original mildly worn & sunned folding portfolio with gilt lettering on the cover. The plates measure 34.5 by 27.8 cm. The images vary from 10 by 17 cm to 22 by 17 cm. Four introductory leaves--title, dedication, colophon and contents--of the same size accompany the plates. A striking and original German Expressionist work by this notable twentieth century German master. The portfolio is scarce, OCLC indentifies only five institutional holdings, all in Germany.

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      Troy, New York: Pafraets. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1903. Hardcover. Sepia; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; apr5000 pages; Literary Club Edition, Limited #688/774. 8vo, orig. Brown cloth, paper spine labels; quite slight edge wear, minor fading and rubbing to paper book titles. XIV--Frontispieces as well as various sepia illustrations. About 325ppp each. Colored armorial bookplates of T. Zurbrugg, most likely of T Zurbrugg and Co. A very well maintained and cared for set. VOLUMES INCLUDE; I--THE RAMBLER; II--THE RAMBLER; III--THE RAMBLER; IV--RAMBLER, ADVENTURER; IX--LIVES OF THE POETS; V--ADVENTURER, IDLER; VI--IDLER, POEMS; VII--RASELAS, LETTERS; VIII--LIVES OF THE POETS; X--LIVES OF POETS; XI--LIVES OF THE POETS, ETC; XII--MISCELLANEOUS; XIII--REVIEWS, ETC; XIV--EMINENT PERSON; XV--THE HEBRIDES; XVI--BOOK OF DEVOTIONS; .

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      [Np, but perhaps "The Pines"]. [nd. but ca. 1903 - 1908].. One folio sheet (45 x 23 cm, comprised of two leaves joined at top and bottom margins), in ink, with revisions, insertions, etc. Ca. 300+ words. Some smudges (in the course of composition), old folds, with subtle early mend along one fold, about very good. Half morocco clamshell box. Physically a characteristic example of Swinburne&#39;s late manuscript, but in this case an uncharacteristically unrestrained draft of notes for commentary on KING LEAR and OTHELLO, perhaps written in anticipation of his annotated edition of THREE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE (1909). The most extensive note is the most interesting, and refers to p.14 of the text of KING LEAR (it occupies pp.3-24 in the 1908 text), and voices without restraint Swinburne&#39;s well-known contempt for Heminge, Condell & Jaggard, "...this triunity of supreme liars & scoundrels ... [who] effaced many of the divinely beautiful passages in the most divinely beautiful of all poems." Swinburne&#39;s spleen remains unfettered from the outset: "It is difficult to find words not pitiably & scandalously inadequate to express what any but the most despicable of dunces ... must feel on remembering the senseless rather than merely bestial impudence of the stuff with which the unspeakable editors of the folio have gagged ... the greatest among poets."

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        Man and Superman. A Comedy and a Philosophy

      London: Archibald Constable,, 1903. Octavo. Original green cloth. Housed in a green half morocco slipcase and chemise. Spine darkened. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Arthur Symons&#39;s copy, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper and a two page autograph note on the first blank and half title on Shaw&#39;s buffoonery. "Shaw is a mind without a soul, a whimsical intelligence without a body. He is one of those tragic buffoons who play with eternal things &#133;"

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      Westminster: Constable and Co., 1903.. Small octavo. Gilt cloth. Cloth darkened and rubbed, inner hinges cracking slightly, scattered foxing. A good copy, in cloth case and chemise. First edition. One of 2500 copies printed. A fine association copy, with the ownership signature of George Russell (i.e. "A.E.") on the free endsheet and a presentation inscription on the half-title: "To A.E. with the kind regards of John Quinn. Aug 29, 1903." The book was published in August. While Quinn&#39;s association with Shaw never reached the degree of his involvement with Yeats, Lady Gregory, Russell, et al, he did undertake the edition of THE IRISH PLAYERS IN AMERICA that never proceeded beyond proof state (see Laurence A115), and Quinn&#39;s library featured a relatively good representation of Shaw&#39;s works.

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        Denslow&#39;s Humpty Dumpty and Other Stories: Humpty Dumpty, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Old Mother Hubbard, House that Jack Built

      Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co.. 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition,1903. Burnt yellow cloth 4to, [74]p. Each page well illustrated in full color, including title and dedication pages, mounted color plate on cover. In very good condtion with a few areas of light rubbing. A small abrasion on the front cover has been skillfully in- painted in the original stippled style. Contents are bright, clean and unmarked. A very handsome copy of the rare first edition.

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        The Works of Honoré de Balzac, 50 Volumes, French, Leather Bound, 1903, Illustrated

      Societé D&#146;Editions Litteraires et Artistiques, Librarie Paul Ollendorff 1903 - This is a beautiful set. These are antique books and therefore naturally show age, like slight yellowing of some page edges and some wear of the corners of the leather covers. 49 volumes are in fine condition. One volume (#39) is damaged (back cover loose and and top 2" of spine torn). Honoré de Balzac. 50 volumes. &#140;vres Complètes Illustrées Français/French. Societé D&#146;Editions Litteraires et Artistiques, Librarie Paul Ollendorff 50, Chaussée d&#146;Antin, 50 Paris. 1900-1903. Red leather, gold stamped. Five raise bands on spine. Original decorated paper boards. Countless illustrations. Ex Libris Katherine Mortimer Blaine (Mrs. Stanley Mortimer). 1. César Birotteau. 2. Le Père Goriot. 3. Le Lys dans La Vallée. 4. Le Cousin Pons. 5. La Cousine Bette. 6. Eugenie Grandet. 7. Splendeurs et Misères des Courtisanes I. 8. Splendeurs et Misères des Courtisanes II. 9. Peau de Chargin. 10. Les Paysans. 11. Physiologie du Mariage. 12. La Femme de Trente Ans. 13. Ursule Mirouet. 14. Les Employés. 15. Ma Maison Nucingen. 16. Les Petit Bourgois I. 17. Les Petit Bourgois II. 18. Les Celibataires I. 19. Les Celibataires II. 20. Le Débuté de D'arcis. 21. Histoire de Treize. 22. La Maison de Chat Qui Pelote. 23. Les Chouans. 24. Petites Miséres de La Vie Conjugale. 25. Le Curé de Village. 26. Une Ténébreuse Affaire. 27. L'enfent Maudit. 28. La Recherche de L'absolu. 29. Illusions Perdues I. 30. Illusions Perdues II. 31. Illusions Perdues III. 32. Béatrice. 33. Le Médecin de Campagne. 34. Les Cabinet des Antiques. 35. Louis Lambert. 36. Sur Catherine de Médicis. 37. Colonel Chabert. 38. Les Marana. 39. Mémoirs de Deux Jeunes Mariées. 40. Madame de La Chanterie. 41. Honorine. 42. Le Contrat de Mariage. 43. Modeste Mignon. 44. Un Début dans La Vie. 45. Oevres Diverses I. 46. Oevres Diverses II. 47. Vautrin/ Les Bessources de Quinola/ Pamela Gibaud. 48. Théatre II: La Maratre/ Le Faiseur. 49. Contes Drolotiques I. 50. Contes Drolatiques II. About shipping:Please multiply shipping for 50 BOOKS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orville Wright Signs An Image Of The First Flight

      PS. 5 ½? x 4?. No date. No place. An image of the first flight signed ?Orville Wright? in the lower left corner in blue fountain pen. This image is printed on postcard stock, and shows Orville at the controls of the first-ever flight in 1903 with Wilbur running alongside. The image has light wear in the lower left corner, some soiling, and a slightly irregularly trimmed lower margin; the overall condition is very good and the signature has good contrast.

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        A Rare And Early Harry Houdini Signed Postcard To His Sister, Signed Two Times, From His Pioneering European Tour

      ALS. 1pg. 5 ½? x 3 ½?. September 17, 1903. Gronningen, Holland. An extremely rare and early autograph letter signed ?Houdini?. It is penned on a colorful postcard to his sister Carry: ?Gronningen Holland Sept 17/03 Dear Sis Carry, We arrived safe and found letters from home waiting for us. Will ans. as soon as we have things settled. Love to all from Bess & Houdini?. On the other side, Houdini addressed it, and signed it using his real last name of ?Weiss?: ?Miss Carry Weiss 157 West 111th St New York City U. S. America?. The card shows a Dutch girl playing with two dogs. The lower left corner is missing and the lower right corner was detached between the ?n? and ?i? of ?Houdini?, but it was repaired with archival tape on the reverse. Such early Houdini material is rare, for no one knew he would go onto superstardom. At this time, Houdini was touring Europe and when he was in Holland, he escaped from an Amsterdam police station.

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