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        Man and Superman. A Comedy and a Philosophy

      London: Archibald Constable, 1903. First edition. 8vo. xxxvii, [v], 244, [ii, ads], 16 (ads) pp. Original green cloth, spine darkened, else near fine, in a half green morocco slipcase and chemise. Laurence A51 . Signed ("Arthur Symons") on the ffep and with a two page autograph note on the first blank and half-title on Shaw'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 -"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Inscribed Photograph Signed

      This Russian-American actress played lead and supporting roles in many Broadway plays (1903-37) and starred in eight silent films (1914-17); in 1914 she married the homosexual writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), a union that lasted until his death. IPS, 8" X 10", n.p., 1947. Near fine. A superb closeup image taken by Van Vechten on January 9, 1939 -- when he returned to photography after a lengthy hiatus of writing, she was among his first subjects. Here she appears almost in profile, hair wrapped in a silky turban of some sort, wearing a decorative blouse and with a fabric backdrop that both suggest her native Ukrainia. In a light area at the upper left, she inscribes it boldly in a purple ink "For Edward / Darnell / the 7th and / the best / My best wishes / always / Fania Marinoff / 1947." This image does not bear the Van Vechten blind-embossed stamp at the lower corner, as do some. Carl Van Vechten had befriended, through correspondence, a young American G.I. named Edward Darnell, and a series of visits between Darnell and Van Vechten took place. Whenever Van Vechten inscribed copies of his books to Darnell, he indicated "the 7th" -- he once explained that he had so many friends named Edward that this was the only way he could keep them straight! Darnell also befriended Marinoff and other friends of the couple. A choice and very scarce large original Van Vechten print with nice associations.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        The Creevey Papers - A Selection from the Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Thomas Creevey, M.P

      London. John Murray. 1903. Spectacularly bound by Broca in full gilt ruled royal blue polished calf. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Morocco labels. Intricate gilt tooled inner dentelles. Marbled edges and endsheets. a.e.g. 8vo. (5.5" x 8.5"). First Edition. Hugely illustrated throughout with portrait engravings and a profusion of extra illustrations. A most unique extra-illustrated set. Hinges lightly rubbed. One ore two scuffs to covers. A Fine elegant set.Featured Sets.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Rose Garden in Two Divisions. Division I. Embracing the History and Poetry of the Rose, the Formation of the Rosarium... Division II. Containing an Arrangement, in Natural Groups, of

      London.: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.. Tenth Edition.. 1903.. 21 tissue guarded chromolithographic plates, black and white plates, xiv+382pp, index, appendices, 4to (12 1/2 x 10 inches), gilt pictorial cloth covered boards (hardbound). A couple of spots to covers, three short splits to the head of the spine and light wear to the tail, tips of front corners bumped and rubbed to expose tips of boards, hinges cracked but still tight, short tear to 3 pages at upper inner gutter, otherwise interior is in fine condition with plates very clean and bright. "The present edition of the ROSE GARDEN has been most carefully and thoughtfully revised, and in part re-written. There are several new plates, many of them from paintings in oil by my daughter, Miss Florence Paul." Sumptuous color plates ( chromolithographs ) of roses in this important work on roses. .

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        The Novels and Stories of Ivan Turgenieff (Turgenev), complete in 16 volumes

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1903-1904. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. Number 25 of 204 copies printed on handmade Ruisdael paper. Finely bound in half warm brown morocco with cloth boards. Upper edge gilt, with French marbled endpapers and gilt spine compartments. Octavo. With an introduction by Henry James, translated from the Russian by Isabel Florence Hapgood. Complete set in near fine to fine condition, very handsome indeed. CONTENTS: v. 1/2. Memoirs of a sportsman. v. 3. Rúdin: a romance. A King Lear of the steppes. v. 4. A nobleman's nest. v. 5. On the eve. v. 6. Fathers and children. v. 7. Smoke. v. 8/9. Virgin soil. v. 10. The Jew, and other stories. v. 11. The diary of a superfluous man, and other stories. v. 12. First love, and other stories. v. 13. Phantoms, and other stories. v. 14. The brigadier, and other stories. v. 15. Spring freshets, and other stories. v. 16. A reckless character, and other stories.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      London, Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd, inscribed November 1903.. Printed by Edmund Evans at the Racquet Court Press, 16mo, 74 x 74 mm, 3 x 3 inches, buff cloth with black and blue illustration of 2 kittens, lettered red on upper cover, lettered black on spine, top edges not coloured, 87 stiff card pages printed 1 side only, plus 2 pages of adverts, our title No. 2 in list of 4. 20 delightful full page coloured illustrations, all cats and kittens, most dressed, each facing rhyming couplet. Inscription on front endpaper, otherwise a very good plus clean tight copy of a scarce Wain title. Copies of this title turn up with 1904 printed on the title page and top edges blue. Others undated like ours sometimes have the publisher's street address, ours does not. The British Library and the National Library of Scotland hold undated copies with accession dates of 1903. Dale, No. 134 dated 1904. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        THE AMBASSADORS. A Novel

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1903. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper slightly darkened at the spine. Light blue paper boards with the original stiff fabric-paper dustwrapper, lettered and ruled in gilt as on the spine of the book. BAL 10656. Edel A58b: 4000 copies.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Patres Apostolici

      09 - Rome - Forzani et Socii 1903 - A scarce collection of the writings of the Apolistic Fathers. In Latin. The Apostolic Fathers are a small number of Early Christian authors who lived and wrote in the second half of the first century and the first half of the second century. They are acknowledged as leaders in the early church, although their writings were not included in the New Testament. They include Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, and Polycarp of Smyrna. The label Apostolic Fathers has been applied to them since the seventeenth century to indicate that they were thought of as being of the generation that had personal contact with the Twelve Apostles. Thus they provide a link between the Apostleswho had personal contact with Jesusand the later generations of Church Fathers, which includes the Christian apologists, defenders of orthodoxy, and developers of doctrine. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the use of the term Apostolic Fathers can be traced to a 1672 title of Jean-Baptiste Cotelier, his SS. Patrum qui temporibus apostolicis floruerunt opera (Works of the holy fathers who flourished in the apostolic times), which title was abbreviated to Bibliotheca Patrum Apostolicorum by L. J. Ittig in his edition (Leipzig, 1699) of the same writings. Since then the term has been universally used, especially by Roman Catholic writers. Containing Series I (volumes I-IV), Series II (vol I,II,III), Series III (Volume III), Series V (Volumes I-V), andSeries VI (Volume II). Incomplete in seven volumes. With monastic bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally sound, with some wear to joints and extremities. Marks to the boards also. One joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional ink stamps to title pages and rear endpapers, and library labels to front pastedowns. Pages have some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Works of Matthew Arnold

      1903. A Finely Bound Set of Matthew ArnoldARNOLD, Matthew. The Works of Matthew Arnold. London: Macmillan and Co., 1903-1904.Edition de Luxe. Limited to 775 copies. Fifteen octavo volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I. Bound by MacDonald of New York in three-quarter teal morocco gilt over marbled boards. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. An excellent set.Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), English poet and critic, “was considered a quintessential Victorian writer in his philosophy, his taste, and his manner of expression” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature). His most famous poems are “The Scholar-Gipsy,” “Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse,” “Thyrsis,” an elegy written on the death of Arnold’s friend Arthur Hugh Clough, “which Swinburne adjudged, after Milton’s ‘Lycidas’ and Shelley’s ‘Adonais,’ the finest elegy in the English language; and ‘Dover Beach,’ perhaps his best-known poem, which uses the image of the sea as a metaphor for the Sea of Faith, ebbing away from the naked shores of the world” (Benét’s Reader’s Encyclopedia).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Atlas Of The City Of York, York County, Pennsylvania From Official Records, Railroad Surveys And Recent Surveys

      Philadelphia: Frederick B. Roe. Good; Hardcover; All the maps are 2 large pages 30 1/2" by 18 1/2", . printed one side with blank versos. Maps are clean & stain free with no . tears. One York City Map and 21 Maps of York City Wards, showing street . details with each property marked off and names of the then current . property owners. The covers were detached and someone attempted large tape . repairs, however the tape applied to the spine has pulled away from the . back cover, leaving it detached. The front free end paper and first two . maps have brown tape applied to the blank back sides to help keep them . attached.. 1903. Folio 19" Tall.

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        ALLIED FORCES IN CHINA, 1901, 1902, 1903

      [Np. ca. 1903].. Hand-embroidered blue silk flag, 25 x 20 1/2 inches. Framed. Some fraying at edges, particularly lower left corner. Light wear and soiling. Very good. A unique, striking hand-embroidered silk flag commemorating the alliance that suppressed the Boxer Rebellion in China and honoring the Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire) regiment of British infantry. The title, "Allied Forces in China," is embroidered in a large banner across the top, with the dates "1901, 1902, 1903" stitched across the bottom. The member nations of the alliance are represented by their flags. Arrayed to the left and right of a central Union Jack design are the flags of the United States, Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan, Austria-Hungary (a red and white variant flag with a crest), and France, as well as the flag of the Qing Dynasty (a variation, with a dragon on a white background, birds embroidered on the edges, and a red sun at top left). Centered at the top of the banner appears the insignia for the "Sherwood Foresters, Derbyshire," a crowned Maltese Cross with a white stag, the Union Jack of Britain, and the flags of the Red Ensign of the British Merchant Navy and the Royal Naval Ensign. Below the flags is a British battleship flying three U.K. flags. Each corner of the banner is embellished with a pink rose. The Boxer Rebellion was a proto-nationalist uprising in China between 1898 and 1901, in which elements in China revolted against foreign intervention and the imposition of Christianity and Western influence on the Qing government. The Imperial Court was deeply divided in its attitude toward the Boxer movement, and although the Dowager Empress eventually chose to side with the Boxers against the westerners, other parts of the Court allied with the foreign powers. The crisis came to a head when the Boxers attacked the European embassies in Beijing, leading to a fifty-five- day siege of the legation district in the summer of 1900. The swift response of the Eight Nation Alliance brought in twenty thousand armed troops, crushed the revolt, and captured Beijing. The Eight Nation Alliance then imposed severe reparations on the Chinese government as indemnity for the campaign. Allied troops remained in China for the next three years in a "peace-keeping" role. Stitching embroidered decorations of unit service was a tradition in the British Navy, and such pieces are traditionally known as "woolies." Similar items can be found in the Royal National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, generally woolwork or embroidered pictures with similar design elements of flags and ships, but nothing quite like this flag relating to China and the Boxer Rebellion. It is most unusual for being on silk, for commemorating an international expedition rather than unit service alone, and for relating to China. Only a part of the Sherwood Foresters regiment served in China, since most of the regiment was engaged in the Boer War, making this an unusual service designation as well. A beautiful and possibly unique flag relating to a major event in Chinese history.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Stanford’s New Orographical Map of Africa.

      London: Edward Stanford 1st May 1903 - Map dimensions 148 x 129 cm, overall dimensions 156.5 x 136 cm. A very large folding map of Africa illustrating the heights of the mountains ranges across the continent, also including southern Europe and the Arabian peninsula. Bright printed colour differentiating ranges of altitudes, scale one inch to 120 English statute miles, ink stamp of the Revue des Generale des Sciences to the upper right of the map. Dissected into 30 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper to the folded end sections, one side with a Stanford’s label also bearing the Revue’s stamp, housed within original cloth slipcase with another Stanford label to the upper board. Some wear to the edges of the case, but generally in very good condition, an excellent example of an interesting and visually very striking map.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Flora and Sylva

      3 vols, bound in half vellum,spines sl. marked. Complete with 66 coloured plates. 1903-5. good copy. 1 St.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Gerard Brookes]
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        The Life of William Ewart Gladstone

      London: Macmillan and Co Ltd, 1903. First edition (first issue). Hardcover. Very Good. Signed Gladstone letter bound in. Half calf signed bindings by H. Young and sons of Liverpool. Three volume complete set. 8vo. (15.5cm x 22.5cm), x/[1]/ 661 pages, vi/[1]/ 666 pages, vi/[3]/ 648 pages. Illustrated with 9 plates. Autographed letter bound in reads "Dear Mr. O'Connor, I will read the articlecarefully and shall hope to see you at the houses. Yours faithfully W Gladstone. March 25. 90". The Mr. O'Connor is likely to be T. P. O'Connor, 1848-1929. MP for Liverpool. Mt. O'Connor founded the Sun, the Star and the Weekly Sun. He was the First presedent of the Board of Film Censors in 1917. Further gift inscription from Rev. Baud to Peter of Aberdeen, 1950. A few ink notes to margins. Front hinge to volume one repaired. Damage, in the form of a repaired crack, to the rear cover of volume one. Light foxing in places.

      [Bookseller: Golden Books Group]
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        Man and Superman

      Westminster, Archibald Constable & Co., Ltd.,, 1903. A Comedy and a Philosophy. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. Contents a little shaken, hinges cracked, cloth marked, spine sunned. Very good. First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title page, "to Sidney & Beatrice Webb from G. Bernard Shaw. Strachur Aug. 1903". An association of great significance. The Webbs were together with Shaw the leading lights of the Fabian Society. They had met in the 1870s and remained friends and political allies for more than half a century. Man and Superman is one of Shaw's most politically motivated plays, a Shavian critique of the philosophy of Nietzsche. Signed by Beatrice Webb on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Der Tanz Der Zukunft. (The Dance of the Future.)

      Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs,, 1903. Übersetzt und Eingeleitet von Karl Federn. Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in blue. Housed in a blue cloth folding case. Portrait frontispiece and a single double-sided plate. Text in German and English. Wrappers toned and rubbed, some wear at ends of spine, lower corner of wrappers and early leaves of contents a little creased and dulled. A very good copy of this fragile production. Rare first edition of Duncan's 1903 Berlin address that became the manifesto of modern dance, and was a volley of modernist feminism fired across the bow of the traditional art world. Coupling Nietzchean philosophy with Greek classicism, Duncan theorised a completely new form of dance that originated in the body itself – the solar plexus – and was free and natural like the dance of the ancient Greeks. She decried the staidness of ballet as "deforming the beautiful woman's body" and argued that, "The dancer of the future will be one whose body and soul have grown so harmoniously together that the natural language of that soul will have become the movement of the body… She will dance not in the form of a nymph, nor fairy, nor coquette but in the form of a woman in its greatest and purest expression. She will realise the mission of woman's body and the holiness of all its parts. She will dance the changing life of nature, showing how each part is transformed into the other. From all parts of her body shall shine radiant intelligence, bringing to the world the message of the thoughts and aspirations of thousands of women. She shall dance the freedom of women…". Though OCLC records about 35 copies in institutional holdings, this book is rare on the market and we can locate no records of it appearing at auction.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        "What Will They Say of this in England?" (Wellington to the Troops at Waterloo.)

      London.: The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Christmas Number.. 1903.. Chromolithograph, 21 1/4 x 32 inches on sheet size 24 x 34 3/4 inches. tiny chip to lower edge, couple of tiny edge tears, overall very good to find condition. Never matted or framed. A richly colored and dynamic image, after the painting by Robert Alexander Hillingford, showing the Duke of Wellington on horseback riding before his tired troops, shouting words of encouragement: "MEN, WE MUST NEVER BE BEATEN! STAND FIRM, MY LADS! WHAT WILL THEY SAY OF THIS IN ENGLAND?". Supplement to "Holly Leaves," The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Christmas Number, 1903. .

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        BEN HUR

      New York: Harper Brothers, 1903. Hardcover. Fine, bright set. William Martin Johnson. Two volumes bound in decorated green cloth of this handsome reprint illustrated from drawings by William Martin Johnson and photographs, with nearly every page illustrated with a drawing in the margin. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper of the first volume: "Crawfordsville,/Nov. 21st, 1904./Dear Madam,/I can do little more/than write my name/here, and wish you/every happiness of life./Lew Wallace/Mrs. Beers." A fine example of this classic title, extremely difficult to find inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys, M.A., F.R.S.,

      1903 - London - George Bell and Sons, 1902 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome set of The Diary of Samuel Pepys with a portrait of Pepys to frontispiece of of volume one and further engraved plates and illustrations to all volumes. In ten volumes complete, the ninth being the Index and a Supplementary volume Pepysiana. A reprint of the 1893 edition. Illustrations are as follows:To volume I (1902): fiveplates, one of which folds out; volume II (1903): three plates; volume III (1903): two plates; volume IV (1900): four plates; volume V (1900): three plates; volume VI (1900): two plates and a foldout map; volume VII (1900): five plates [one detached but present]; volume VIII: two plates; volume IX (1903): a portrait frontispiece; volume X (1903): four foldout pedigrees, eight plates, four heraldic plates integrated with text and a foldout map of London in the Time of Pepys to rear. [counted, all present]Transcribed by the late Rev. Mynors Bright M. A. from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge. Edited, with additions and a preface by Henry B. Wheatley and with Particulars of the Life of Samuel Pepys to front of first volume. Samuel Pepys FRS, MP, JP, (1633- 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound and smart but with some bumping and wear to extremities, occasional slight rubbing and marks to boards. Three hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with handling marks and odd slight foxing, in particular to first and last pages, adm spotting in places to text block edges. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. Scarce First edition, First issue of this American classic. Illustrated with plates in colour by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull, decorated by Charles E. Hooper. 8vo, publisher’s original pictorially decorated green cloth lettered in gilt and with illustrations of dog sledding on the upper cover in white, red and black, similarly gilt lettered and pictorially decorated on the spine, pictorial endpapers. Now protected by a fine and handsome morocco backed slipcase with chemise, the back rounded with raised bands and gilt decorations and lettering. 231, 2 ads pp. An absolutely beautiful copy, as nice as we have ever seen, bright, fine, pristine and quite stunning with the painted cover still near as mint. A STUNNING COPY OF THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE AND ONE OF THE "PERFECT" BOOKS. London's classic tale of a St. Bernard--Buck-- who becomes the leader of a pack of wolves in the Klondike after the death of his master. One of the greatest “boys’” books and a vivid memory for countless readers the world over. Like Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” and Hemingway’s “Old Man and The Sea”, THE CALL OF THE WILD is one of the really great reads in world literature, constructed with perfection, it has never grown old or passé. Jack London was born in San Francisco, and was the son of an itinerant astrologer and a spiritualist mother. He grew up in poverty and had a number of interesting experiences, including a stint as a sailor on a sealing expedition to Japan. Later, he traveled throughout the United States and Canada and attempted to strike gold in the gold rush of 1897. He was largely self-taught, although he did attend college for one semester. As London became a successful writer, he continued to travel and write fiction and political accounts. These experiences resonate in London’s writing, which evokes struggle, adventure, travel, close ties to the land, and a revolutionary consciousness with regard to economic class. London was remembered by his friend, Upton Sinclair as “‘one of the great revolutionary figures’” of US history. [Ox Compan to Eng Lit]

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        Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of Washington

      New York Grolier Club 1903. Limited edition. Folio, Quarter vellum, black and white plates, xxvi, 406 pages. Condition: Near fine. Comprehensive survey of the engraved likenesses of George Washington, which took five years to complete. Many are reproduced in full page facsimile. The frontispiece is a mezzotint engraved specially for this volume by S. Arlent Edwards after an original oil painting from 1798 or 1799, thus immediately creating an engraving not described in the catalogue! Published by the Grolier Club in an edition of only 425 copies. HOWES #H257. Bound in slate blue paper over boards with vellum spine and corner tips, gilt-stamped spine and boards, tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates, deckle fore and bottom edges. Binding shows mild rubs and shallow bumps at extremities, slight soil to spine. Americana

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      London, Thomas Nelson, (1903).. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE (1903). 8vo, 190 x 125 mm, 7½ x 5 mm, wine red fine ribbed cloth, bevelled boards, ornate gilt decoration to spine: 4 double ruled gilt rectangles, the largest with 7 gilt flowers, lettered gilt on spine, gilt single ruled vertical rectangle next to spine on upper cover enclosing 10 gilt flowers, gilt title and author on upper cover in large double ruled blindstamped rectangle, tiny blindstamped ornament under title, all edges gilt, pages 205 + 2, printed on pale pink paper. 8 very good colour plates, title page printed red and black. Neat faint owner stamp at top of front pastedown and half-title, margin edges slightly browned throughout. Otherwise near Fine very bright copy. This first issue is very scarce and is not described by Latimore and Haskell or Riall who list as the first a copy without bevelled boards, gilt decoration on covers or spine, or gilt edges. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Odd Craft

      London: George Newnes Limited,, [1903]. Octavo. Original orange cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine in black and gold. Illustrated. Contents browned and spotted, some leaves rather badly. Illustrations a little wrinkled, spine cocked and dull. Good. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To H. G. Wells Instructor to the British Empire from its humblest citizen W. W. Jacobs Nov. 1903". An excellent association: Jacobs was a close contemporary of Wells, the highest earning writer of his day, and a superb technician.

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        Alone". Original watercolor

      1903. Watercolor and Chinese white on paper, measuring 9 by 13 inches. Attractively matted and framed. Signed by Rackham in the lower left, and dated 16.1.03. Rackham depicts a shipwrecked mariner aboard a crude raft formed of planks and a barrel. The figure shown is a vision of wrecked humanity, dressed in rags, sitting on the his haunches with his head in his hands, he stared ahead with a mad glare. Around him are the bones of his shipmates, as well as bloodied cutlery. Behind him, a tattered black flag flutters, behind which one can see a pair of gulls. This early fantasy work likely resulted from Rackham's attendance of the regular meetings of the Langham Sketching Club, of which he had become a member in 1902. Members of the Club would agree on a subject and have two hours in which to complete the artwork, which could be done in any medium. It was around this time that Rackham began to show his fantasy work instead of his more conventional paintings in exhibitions, largely due to the influence of his wife, Edyth. The figure at the center of this work recalls the darker figures that haunt the realm of fairy tales. Apparently unpublished, this is a fine example of Rackham's earlier work.

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        Wiener Werkstatte photo album

      (Vienna, c. 1903). 9 7/8 by 8 1/4 inches. (11)ff. Contains nine early color photographs, matted in brown cardboard and bound in. The front endpaper is inscribed "Karniow / August - September 1903." The photographs show a family on vacation by a lake, horseback riding, and in elaborate local costume. One of the figures bears a resemblance to Paul Kraus, an early Wiener Werkstatte member. Bound in Wiener Werkstatte block-printed fabric in gray, black, white, and blue. This is certainly among the earliest book bindings by the WW, and probably the first album bound in their workshop. Spine toned and and tears in cloth along spine, without any missing cloth, else fine. Protected in a modern clamshell box. This is a unique item.

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        La légende de Soeur Béatrix

      Paris: Librairie A. Rouquette, 1903. 4to (25 cm, 9.84"). [2] ff., 67, [1] pp.; [68] ff. Beautiful and scarce. This is signed => no. 1 of an edition of 150 on Japan paper (there were also 10 on "papier vélin" re-imposed in 4s) color printed and with watercoloring after the original by Henri Caruchet, the coloring executed under his direction by artists at the atelier of A. Charpentier et Fils. The title-page is printed in red and black, with Soeur Béatrix's face in a central medallion of blue, grey, and white. This volume for connoisseurs offers two distinct parts: first, the text printed and all the illustrations present as fully colored, delicately washed in shades of pink, blue, purple, grey, white, and earth tones; and second, a set of the illustrations in proofs uncolored and without text. Most of the illustrations in both suites are => initialed by Caruchet. Jean Emmanuel Charles Nodier (1780–1844) was a French author and librarian, appointed to the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal in 1824. His literary style => much influenced the Romantics, including Victor Hugo and Alfred de Musset. This legend, first published in La Revue de Paris (1838), is representative of his fantastical oeuvre. It was later adapted into a French opera (Béatrice, 1914) and a film (1923). Signed Binding: Crushed half milk chocolate morocco over marbled paper boards signed "V. Champs," gilt author, title, and date to spine; patterned marbled endpapers (different from the covers). Original gilt and hand-colored stiff cream wrappers bound in, showing Béatrix full-figure on the front, her hands extended outward beneath the gilt title. Provenance: An initialed ink inscription beneath the Justification du tirage states this copy was "Offert à Madame Conquet" — who must have been related to => M.L. Conquet, "the great Paris publisher of works of the romantic school," whose publications were famous for being very limited editions and for the "high artistic quality of their illustrations" ("Books and Authors," The New York Times, 26 March 1898). Carteret, V, 141; Vicaire, VI, 179. Binding as above. One small nick on the front leather near the spine, and board extremities (paper and leather) lightly rubbed. The publisher's embossed authentication stamp below the limitation statement. Text clean, unblemished. => Simply, excellent.

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        Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Autograph Centenary Edition

      Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1903.. Autograph Centenary Edition with a double sided manuscript bound into volume one. Octavo, 12 volumes. Three quarter leather. Gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, raised band. Numerous mounted photogravure illustrations. In very good condition.

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        The Louis Wain Kitten Book

      London: Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd., [1903]. Hardcover. Very Good. Louis Wain. Contains 20 full page coloured wood engravings by Louis Wain. Each egraving is presented opposite the story which is in verse and all pages are only printed on one side of the leaf. All illustrations are of cats / kittens. Tan cloth covered boards with red titling and black /green illustration to upper board, black titling to spine and black monogram on lowe board. Plain end papers with address [Agar St., Charing Cross] on title page. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans for the Racquet Press. 3"x3"; 87 pp plus two pages of book adverts. A few marks to outer boards and backstrip a little crumpled. Some brown spotting inside and a few pages are coming loose from the gutta percha binding.

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        Segvnda parte de la Aravcana de Don Alonso de Erzilla y Cuniga, que trata la porfiada guerra entre los Españoles, y Araucanos, co algunas cosas notables que en aquel tiempo sucedieron. (Segunda parte de la Araucana ...)

      NY: De Vinne Press, printers,, 1903. facsimile of the Caragoca, Juan Soler, 1578 edition, limited to 200 copies; [2], [4], 335, [5] pp.; the thread through fabric ties broken off or frayed where they emerge at fore edges, else a very good copy in full vellum over stiff paper sides. Photos available upon request.

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      London, Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd, 1903.. A new edition 1903 of "Picturesque Ceylon" and "The Ruined Cities of Ceylon", being 1 volume containing 4 parts: Colombo and the Kelani Valley; Kandy and Peradeniya; Nuwara Eliya and Adam's Peak; The Ruined Cities. 4to, approximately 270 x 205 mm, 10¾ x 8 inches, over 150 illustrations, many full page, pages: (10), 36; 91; 85; 126, splendidly bound in full red morocco, double ruled gilt border with inner single ruled gilt border with gilt corner ornaments to both covers, gilt central illustration to upper cover, 2 triple gilt ruled compartments to spine, each with gilt ornament at the centre, 4 raised bands and gilt lettering, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt dentelles (turn ins), beautifully marbled endpapers. Spine just very slightly faded, minute nick to 1 of the lower raised bands, no inscriptions. A Fine tight clean copy. First published in 4 volumes in 1893-1894. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Novels

      Edinburgh - John Grant, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart set of the novels of French author Victor Hugo, translated by various authors. Witheighty-four captionedtissue-guardedplates, collated complete. Containing Les Miserables (in five volumes), Notre-Dame of Paris (four volumes, bound in two), Laughing Man four volumes, bound in two), Toilers of the Sea (four volumes, bound in two), Han of Iceland (in one volume), Ninety Three (in one volume), Last Day of A Condemned Claude Gueux (in one volume) and Bug Jargal (in one volume). Like many young writers of his generation, Hugo was profoundly influenced by Franois-Ren de Chateaubriand, the famous figure in the literary movement of Romanticism and France's preeminent literary figure during the early 19th century. In his youth, Hugo resolved to be Chateaubriand or nothing, and his life would come to parallel that of his predecessor in many ways. Like Chateaubriand, Hugo would further the cause of Romanticism, become involved in politics as a champion of Republicanism, and be forced into exile due to his political stances. Hugo's first full-length novel would be the enormously successful Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), which was published in 1831 and quickly translated into other languages across Europe. One of the effects of the novel was to shame the City of Paris into restoring the much-neglected Cathedral of Notre Dame, which was attracting thousands of tourists who had read the popular novel. The book also inspired a renewed appreciation for pre-Renaissance buildings, which thereafter began to be actively preserved. His last novel, Quatre-vingt-treize (Ninety-Three), published in 1874, dealt with a subject that Hugo had previously avoided: the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. Though Hugo's popularity was on the decline at the time of its publication, many now consider Ninety-Three to be a work on par with Hugo's better-known novels. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with gilt tooling to the spine. Externally smart, with just a couple of marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: FINE..

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      N Y: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1903. Second Edition. Hardcover. Portrait; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Alexander Hamilton was a Founding Father of the United States, chief of staff to General Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, and the founder of the first American political party. As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration, especially the funding of the state debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He became the leader of the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views, and was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Hamilton served in the American Revolutionary War. At the start of the war, he organized an artillery company and was chosen as its captain. He later became the senior aide-de-camp and confidant to General George Washington, the American commander-in-chief. He served again under Washington in the army raised to defeat the Whiskey Rebellion, a tax revolt of western farmers in 1794. In 1798, Hamilton called for mobilization against France after the XYZ Affair and secured an appointment as commander of a new army, which he trained for a war. However, the Quasi-War, although hard-fought at sea, was never officially declared. In the end, President John Adams found a diplomatic solution that avoided war. Born out of wedlock and raised in the West Indies, Hamilton was effectively orphaned at about the age of 11. Recognized for his abilities and talent, he was sponsored by people from his community to go to the North American mainland for his education. He attended King's College (now Columbia University) , in New York City. After the American Revolutionary War, Hamilton was elected to the Continental Congress from New York. He resigned to practice law and founded the Bank of New York. Hamilton was among those dissatisfied with the Articles of Confederation-the first attempt at a national governing document-because it lacked an executive, courts, and taxing powers. He led the Annapolis Convention, which successfully influenced Congress to issue a call for the Philadelphia Convention in order to create a new constitution. He was an active participant at Philadelphia and helped achieve ratification by writing 51 of the 85 installments of the Federalist Papers, which supported the new constitution and to this day is the single most important source for Constitutional interpretation. In the new government under President George Washington, Hamilton was appointed the Secretary of the Treasury. An admirer of British political systems, Hamilton was a nationalist who emphasized strong central government and successfully argued that the implied powers of the Constitution could be used to fund the national debt, assume state debts, and create the government-owned Bank of the United States. These programs were funded primarily by a tariff on imports and later also by a highly controversial excise tax on whiskey. Embarrassed when an extra-marital affair from his past became public, Hamilton resigned from office in 1795 and returned to the practice of law in New York. He kept his hand in politics and was a powerful influence on the cabinet of President Adams (1797-1801). Hamilton's opposition to Adams' re-election helped cause his defeat in the 1800 election. When in the same contest Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr tied for the presidency in the electoral college, Hamilton helped defeat Burr, whom he found unprincipled, and elect Jefferson despite philosophical differences. After failing to support Adams, the Federalist candidate, Hamilton lost some national prominence within the party. Vice President Burr later ran for governor in New York State, but Hamilton's influence in his home state was strong enough to prevent a Burr victory. Taking offense at some of Hamilton's comments, Burr challenged him to a duel and mortally wounded Hamilton, who died within days. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia) Editor: Henry Cabot Lodge - Henry Cabot "Slim" Lodge was an American Republican Senator and historian from Massachusetts. He had the role (but not the title) of Senate Majority leader. He is best known for his positions on foreign policy, especially his battle with President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 over the Treaty of Versailles. Lodge demanded Congressional control of declarations of war; Wilson refused and the United States Senate never ratified the Treaty nor joined the League of Nations. Bound in dark green cloth with gilt-lettered spine labels. Second volume displays light moisture markings. Books otherwise show light external wear. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and without markings. First volume is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author. Width: 6.25" Height: 9". A very nice set , firmly bound and clean. A few quite minor variations in coloration. To leather title. .

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      Chelsea: The Ashendene Press, 1903. One of 150 copies, printed in 'Subiaco' type, with one initial in red, on Japanese paper. With the famous woodcut frontispiece of a man fishing and decorations ‘after the text of Wynkyn de Worde in 'The Boke of St. Alban's empynted at Westmester in the yere of thyncarnacion of our Lorde mcccclxxxxvi (1496’ by St. John Hornby and Meysey Turton”. Fine textual illustrations throughout. 8vo, bound in the original full limp vellum. 48 pp. An especially fine copy, beautifully preserved. A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF ONE OF THE MOST PLEASING BOOKS PRINTED AT THE PRESS. This work reprints in “exact” facsimile the first printing of any book on fishing ever printed in England. The interest of the "Treatyse of Fysshynge Wyth an Angle" lies not only in its priority in the field of fishing literature, but also because it has served as a literary quarry to many succeeding writers on fishing, and it also established a high moral value for the craft of fishing and is responsible for "having assigned in popular estimation to the angler his meditative and gentle nature". The Renaissance designed plates are famous for showing the first illustration of a person fishing with hook and line, and for the additional cuts throughout the text depicting hooks, all manners of fishing tools, types of lines for floating or sinking, and various and sundry other fishing devices. Juliana Berners (or Barnes or Bernes) (b. 15th century), English writer on heraldry, hawking and hunting, is said to have been prioress of Sopwell nunnery near St Albans. Her book on fishing was the first known book on fishing by a woman. She was probably brought up at court and, after she adopted the religious life, she still retained her love of hawking, hunting and fishing, and her passion for field sports. She is the supposed author of the work generally known as the Boke of St Albans, of which the first and rarest edition was printed in 1486 by an unknown schoolmaster at St Albans. The only clue to the authorship of the Treatise, and the documentary evidence of her, is an attribution at the end of the original 1496 book which reads “Explicit Dam Julyans Barnes in her boke of huntying.” Her name was changed by Wynkyn de Worde to “Dame Julyans Bernes.”

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      London: Hacon & Ricketts at the Vale Press Printed at the Ballantyne Press, 1903. Limited Edition, one of 300 copies on paper, another 10 on vellum. Vellum Binding. Small Quarto. Charles Ricketts. Bound as issued in limp vellum with yapp fore-edge; titled in gold on the spine; only light toning and soiling to the vellum, the book presents very well; bit of situational warping of the vellum as usual; light foxing primarily to the preliminary pages and textblock edges else a very clean copy with 10 engravings by Ricketts, each with a laid in tissue guard; the illustrations in this volume are stunning; Ricketts, in his Self Portrait remarked that they were “the high water-mark in my work, as far as design goes” (p.69). Beautifully conceived and executed, it is easy to see why he was fond of them even late in his life. Watry suggests that he “is at his best in those illustrations in which he presents dramatic episodes in stylised and decorative manner,” offering Ricketts's illustration of “The Parable of the Rich Man” from this book as evidence (63). Additional images available upon request. Watry B40, Ransom 40, Tomkinson 40, Ray p. 165.

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        The Parables from the Gospels

      London: The Vale Press, 1903. lxxv, [1], original full vellum, title in gilt to spine. Covers slightly discoloured, especially to head of upper cover. Internally some light browning, but tolerably clean, the engravings do not have the tissue guards mentioned in Watry. With ten wood engravings by Charles Ricketts. Watry B40. First Thus. Full Vellum. Good. Illus. by Ricketts, Charles. 8vo. Private Press.

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      Boston: Richard G. Badger the Gorham Press, 1903.. Drab boards, paper labels. A few shallow chips from the extreme blank edges of the spine label, modest rubbing to extremities, small heavy erasure mark at corner of free endsheet, a few bits of trivial foxing, otherwise a very good copy. Folding cloth slipcase. First edition of the author's first book, and apart from the revised edition she published in 1923, her only collection of verse.

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      1903. Very Good. [DESIGN] Kamisaka SEKKA, artist. CHIGUSA, Vol.1. Kyoto, Unsodo, Meiji 32 [1899]. 35.5 X 23.6 cm. 1 volume. Bound orihon-style, back to back. This exquisite suite of 30 single page color printed woodblocks precedes Sekka's MOMOYOGUSA by a decade. As in MOMOYOGUSA, many of the prints are printed and overprinted using opaque and metallic inks to produce a sumptuous surface. 6 of the interleaved tissue sheets are the original poem-printed ones, which are seldom found. The full suite of 54 plates was completed and published as a three volume set in 1903. The copy we have is made up of the 10 three print fascicles for volume one that Unsodo issued on a monthly basis. The condition of the prints is very good, the impressions excellent. It would seem to have been bound up into the volume one covers by Unsodo, although the original front cover is missing. With the ad page and title from the original parts bound in, but missing the short preface and title page of the later bound version of volume one. With all 30 prints for volume one, complete.

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        Stanford's New Orographical Map of Africa.

      London: Edward Stanford, 1st May, 1903. . Map dimensions 148 x 129 cm, overall dimensions 156.5 x 136 cm. A very large folding map of Africa illustrating the heights of the mountains ranges across the continent, also including southern Europe and the Arabian peninsula. Bright printed colour differentiating ranges of altitudes, scale one inch to 120 English statute miles, ink stamp of the Revue des Generale des Sciences to the upper right of the map. Dissected into 30 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper to the folded end sections, one side with a Stanford's label also bearing the Revue's stamp, housed within original cloth slipcase with another Stanford label to the upper board. Some wear to the edges of the case, but generally in very good condition, an excellent example of an interesting and visually very striking map.

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      1903. 1. LANG,ANDREW. THE CRIMSON FAIRY BOOK. London: Longmans Green, 1903 (1903). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/4"), crimson cloth, extensive gilt decorations, all edges gilt, corner of tissue guard torn else Fine. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by H.J. FORD with 8 beautiful color plates, pictorial endpapers plus many wonderful full page and in text black and whites. Laid in is the publisher's 4 page booklet advertising the Fairy books with 2 full page illustrations by Ford. This is an attractive copy of the 8th fairy book with the binding clean and bright.

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      First thus by The Lakeside Press, Chicago: 1903. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the front board and gilt text on the spine with modest rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The gilt text on the spine and the gilt borders and decorations on the front board are bright and clean with no tarnish. This is the first Lakeside Classic which was issued at Christmas time in 1903 and is quite uncommon. A highly collectible copy of a rather uncommon and seldom found title.

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        Upper Coquetdale Its History, Traditions, Folklores and Scenery

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Robert Redpath. VG: in very good condition. Marbled eps. Spine faded. Head and tail of joints rubbed and chipped. Bumping to corners. Internally very good. Very light spotting to prelims. Previous owner's inscription to fep.Teg. 1903. No. 23 of a limited "Edition de Luxe" of 200. Quarter-calf cover over green boards. 285mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). x, 498pp + index. Tissue-guarded frontispiece ('Cragside') plus 21 full-page engraved plates. .

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        CASTILIAN DAYS. With One Hundred and Eleven Illustrations By.

      275 Páginas . William Heinemann., London 1903 - Encuadernacion original en tela editorial, con pequeñas reparaciones. Señales de sello y ex-libris y etiqueta de venta de "La Casa de la Troya" de Madrid. John Hay fue Secretario de Estado (Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores) de Estados Unidos. COMPRE LIBROS ORIGINALES = MAS VALOR Y PRESTIGIO PARA SU BIBLIOTECA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Funerali antichi di diversi popoli et nationi, forma ordine et pompa di sepolture, di essequie, di consecrationi antiche et altro.con le figure in rame di Gir. Porro

      Venetia: Simon Galignani. [Funeralia-Prima Edizione-Figurato] (cm.28) bella piena pergamena dell' epoca, titolo calligrafato al dorso.-- cc. 4 nn., pp. 109 + c. 1 nn. con il registro e la marca tipografica. Magnifico frontis figurato architettonico e 23 superbe incisioni in rame di Girolamo Porro Padovano, che fu uno dei migliori incisori che operarono in Venezia alla fine del XVI sec. Edizione originale di questo celebre figurato per la storia del costume e delle usanze. Assai pregievole per la ricca iconografia raffigurante i riti, spesso anche crudeli. Magnifico esemplare di grande conservazione assai marginoso e stampato in carta grave. * Lipperheide 101; * Hiler 718; * Mortimer 395; * Choix 5108; * Adams P 1903; * Bm. Stc. 534; * Cicognara 1766; * Brunet IV 820; * Graesse V 414.[f55] . molto buono. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1574.

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      London: Vale Press, 1903. ONE OF 10 COPIES ON VELLUM (in addition to 260 on paper). Hardcover. The Work that Gave a Name toRicketts' Distinctive Carolingian Typeface. 240 x 150 mm (9 1/2 x 6"). lv, [i] pp. Edited by Robert Steele. ONE OF 10 COPIES ON VELLUM (in addition to 260 on paper). Original limp vellum, flat spine divided into panels by thick and thin gilt rules, gilt titling, partially unopened. Printed in red and black in the King's fount. Ricketts, p. xxxi; Franklin, p. 205; Ransom, p. 437; Tompkinson, p. 171. Tiny (natural?) scar to vellum on lower cover, two openings with a hint of yellowing, but A BEAUTIFUL COPY, entirely fresh and clean inside and out. This is one of just three Vale Press books to be printed in the handsome uncial King's fount, which was Charles Ricketts' own favorite of his type designs. Ricketts traced the origins of roman type back to the early Italian printers' efforts to recapture the letter forms of Carolingian minuscule, in which the classical alphabet of Roman times survived without the embellishments and abbreviations of the Gothic. Skeptical about whether the type would be well received and appreciated, Ricketts decided to use it in only three books, which were produced in fewer numbers than other productions of the press. The present work was the first in which it appeared, and gave the typeface its name. Assertive without being distracting, the King's fount is unlike any other typeface produced by the private press movement, and strongly invokes the ninth century manuscripts by which it was inspired. The text here is a substantial poem in rhyme-royal, "The Kingis Quair," or "King's Quire" (i.e., "King's Book"), composed in England in 1423-24 by James I of Scotland (1394-1437). James had been captured by the English at the age of 12 and detained for 19 years, during which time he became both well educated and betrothed to Lady Jane Beaufort, the heroine of the poem. The work is both imaginative and autobiographical, recounting the plight of a love-struck royal prisoner and his (eventually successful) entreaties of Minerva, Venus, and Fortune to aid him in his quest for Lady Jane's hand. The poem, which shows the influence of Chaucer, was discovered and first printed in 1783, and later was quoted by Rossetti in his "The King's Tragedy," a work that has James, assassinated at Perth when he was 43, as its main character. Although it does not bear his book label, this volume comes from bibliophile Laurence Hodson's complete collection of Vale Press books on vellum and on paper. Apart from our volume, only one copy of the vellum "King's Quair" appears in ABPC since 1975 (sold in 1986 for a hammer price of £1,000).

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      London: Alexander Moring [at] The De La More Press, 1903.. [12],176,[1]pp. Large, thick quarto (31 x 23.5 cm). Full black morocco, gilt, with "C.R." and oval crowned device of Charles I with skull on upper and lower covers, thin rules and nine compartments to spine, t.e.g. Silk ties lacking, otherwise a fine copy with the ownership signature of Labour MP John Burns, and the bookplate and signature of Marie Stopes, later owner of the press. One of ten copies printed on pure vellum with hand- illuminated initials in color, burnished with gold. Edited by Edward Almack. With a fine engraved pictorial series title-leaf by Blanche McManus, with a vignette of the British Library interior, for the "King's Library" series. The title, printed in red and black, includes an engraved portrait of Charles I by J.A.C. Harrison. The De La More Press published Marie Stopes's first book, THE STUDY OF PLANT LIFE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, in 1906, and in the '40s and '50s, she owned the firm of Alfred Moring, Ltd., at which point she may have acquired this copy.

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