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        The Heart Of Rome, A Tale Of The "Lost Water" - 1st US Edition

      New York: The MacMillan Company. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1903. 1st US Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A just about Fine First American Edition in olive cloth, top edges gilt. In the rare, almost Near Fine illustrated dust-jacket, only very lightly chipped. BAL 4218; "The readers of 'The Heart of Rome' can have nothing but thanks for its author. One trembles to perceive how easily he could, as he says, have brought his people to 'awful grief'. It is a rare merit that he resisted the temptation to rend our souls, and permits us to close his fascinating story with a light heart" - from the New York Times Review, October 31, 1903 .

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        Osservazioni scientifiche eseguite durante la Spedizione Polare di S.A.R. Luigi Amedeo di Savoia Duca degli Abruzzi. 1899-900.

      Subject: (Arctica). Milano, Hoepli, 1903, 4to t.tela orig. pp. 723 con 87 ill. n.t. (piatto posteriore scolorito e con gore diffuse).

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        Gli Armaroli Milanesi; I Missaglia e La Loro Casa. Notizie, Documenti, Ricordi.

      Ulrico Hoepli., Milano. 1903 - Good. Ex-library; usual stamps and markings. Brown library binding of quarter morocco leather and cloth. Edges of covers lightly rubbed. Gilt lettering to spine. 117pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Red Triangle: Being some further Chronicles Of Martin Hewitt: Investigator By Arthur Morrison Author of ‘The Hole in the Wall,’ ‘Tales of Mean Streets’, &c

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

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        Dictionnaire de Theologie Catholique contenant l'expose des doctrines de la theologie catholique leurs preuves et leur histoire. Tomes 1 a 6 (A a Hizer)

      Paris: Letouzey et Ane, Editeurs, 1903. 6 volumes , extremely thick and HEAVY quartos, approximately 15,500 pages, double column format, ex library, later cloth, good. Photos available upon request.

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        Laudi del cielo del mare della terra e degli eroi, in 2 voll.

      Treves 1903/4 Edizione originale, in 8° (cm 24x18), pp. 10 nn., 315, 3 nn.; 10 nn., 437, 3 nn.; p/perg. semirigida con unghie e lacci originali, tit. ai ds. e fregi ai piatti, front. e dedicatorie in rosso e nero; belle incisioni silografiche di Giuseppe Cellini n.t. e f.t., capil. e richiami marg. in rosso. Bella ediz. su carta pesante a mano ed in barbe, raramente completa; ex libris e firme alla leg. e all'occhietto, rare fior. ad alcune pp. del 2° vol., per il resto ottimi voll. 371/25

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        Great Masters 1400-1800

      00 00, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautiful collection of one hundred photogravure reproductions of paintings from the Great Masters, including Botticelli, Cranach, Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Goya, Holbein, Reynolds, Rubens and Vermeer. First edition. With two colour text pageswith decorative capitals with an introduction and description of each artist and preceding each photogravure. Text also states the location of each painting. With publisher's amendment tipped-in to Hobbema painting of its location. With an introduction and descriptive text by William Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington (1856- 1937), known as Sir Martin Conway between 1895 and 1931, whowas an English art critic, politician, cartographer and mountaineer. From 1901 to 1904 Conway was Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Cambridge University. With previous owner's ink inscription to front blank. Condition: In a decorative full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and occasional marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and cleanwith only the odd mark to pages including a slight tidemark. With a couple of small closed tears. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Typhoon And Other Stories.

      London: William Heinemann, 1903 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, bugundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First UK edition, first issue. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Cortèges qui Sont Passés

      Léon Vanier/Albert Messein: Paris (1903). 4to. 174pp - Léon Vanier/Albert Messein: Paris (1903). 4to. 174pp. This volume of poetry was written the same year as the author's "Messes Noires" scandal. It was also the year of his friendship with Loulou Locré, a pupil at the Lycée Carnot and of his ultimately disastrous association with Albert François de Warren, a contemporary who appears in Peyrefitte's novel about Fersen. Very good in decorative green boards with a tipped-on photograph of the author. The first hardbound copy of the book we have seen, in what appears to be a publisher's binding. Quite uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Stella Polare nel Mare Artico 1899-1900.

      Subject: (Arctica). Milano, Hoepli, 1903, 8vo legatura in mezza pelle nera (conservata all?interno la copertina originale illustrata), pp. VIII-516 con 209 ill. n.t. 25 tav. 4 carte e 2 panorami f.t. (Prima edizione). Diverse fioriture diffuse dovute alla qualit? della carta.

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        The principal navigations, voyages, traffiques & discoveries of the English nation made by sea or over-land to the remote and distant quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 yeeres.

      James MacLehose and Sons 1903-05, Glasgow - Edition limited to 1000 sets, 1 of 100 on handmade paper; 12 volumes, 8vo, many plates and facsimiles, some folding; near fine throughout in original quarter vellum over blue cloth, gilt stamped on upper covers and spines, t.e.g. This copy inscribed "George Neilom with grateful thanks for constant advice & help from the 'Editor' S. H. R., December, 1906." Best library edition of the famed compendium of early travel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Grolier Society, 1903 - 12 volumes, quarto (260 x 185 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, marbled boards, marbled endpaperrs, top edges gilt. Select volumes with spine faded from red to pink, select volumes with light rubbing to foot of spine, corners lightly bumped, pages are fresh and clean, a very good set. With more than 1200 colour plates and illustrations, captioned tissue guards. Edition Nationale. Limited to 1000 copies for England and America of which this is number 633.

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        History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria [Maspero, Rappoport, King & Hall. Complete in 13 volumes]

      London : Grolier Society, [1903-1906?] - Description: 13 v.: illus. (some color), plates, fronts. ; 24 cm. Translation of Maspero's "Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique," which was divided into 3 volumes. Volumes 1-3 of this edition correspond to vol. 1 of the French original (Les origines, E gypte et Chaldee) and are based on the text of the 4th revised French edition of 1901, but with many notes omitted or abridged. Volumes 4-6 of this edition correspond to vol. 2 of the French original (Les premieres melees des peuples); volumes 7-9 of this edition correspond to vol. 3 of the French original (Les empires). In continuation and uniform with the above-mentioned 9 volumes, the Grolier society issued "History of Egypt from 330 B.C. to the present time, by S. Rappoport" (1904), in 3 volumes, with spine title "History of Egypt, volume X[-XII]", and also "History of Egypt in the light of recent discovery, by L.W. King . and H.R. Hall" (1906), designated on spine as "vol. XIII." This set contains all 13 volumes. Subjects: Egypt -- Chaldea -- Syria -- Babylonia -- Assyria -- History, Ancient. Middle East -- History -- Civilization, Ancient. Description: 13 v.: illus. (some color), plates, fronts. ; 24 cm. Translation of Maspero's "Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique," which was divided into 3 volumes. Volumes 1-3 of this edition correspond to vol. 1 of the French original (Les origines, E gypte et Chaldee) and are based on the text of the 4th revised French edition of 1901, but with many notes omitted or abridged. Volumes 4-6 of this edition correspond to vol. 2 of the French original (Les premieres melees des peuples); volumes 7-9 of this edition correspond to vol. 3 of the French original (Les empires). In continuation and uniform with the above-mentioned 9 volumes, the Grolier society issued "History of Egypt from 330 B.C. to the present time, by S. Rappoport" (1904), in 3 volumes, with spine title "History of Egypt, volume X[-XII]", and also "History of Egypt in the light of recent discovery, by L.W. King . and H.R. Hall" (1906), designated on spine as "vol. XIII." This set contains all 13 volumes. Subjects: Egypt -- Chaldea -- Syria -- Babylonia -- Assyria -- History, Ancient. Middle East -- History -- Civilization, Ancient. 15 Kg. 0 pp.

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        "History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria [Maspero, Rappoport, King & Hall. Complete in 13 volumes]"

      "London : Grolier Society, [1903-1906?]" "London : Grolier Society, [1903-1906?]", 1903. 1st Edition in this form. "Description: 13 v.: illus. (some color), plates, fronts. ; 24 cm. Translation of Maspero's ""Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique,"" which was divided into 3 volumes. Volumes 1-3 of this edition correspond to vol. 1 of the French original (Les origines, E´gypte et Chaldee) and are based on the text of the 4th revised French edition of 1901, but with many notes omitted or abridged. Volumes 4-6 of this edition correspond to vol. 2 of the French original (Les premieres melees des peuples); volumes 7-9 of this edition correspond to vol. 3 of the French original (Les empires). In continuation and uniform with the above-mentioned 9 volumes, the Grolier society issued ""History of Egypt from 330 B.C. to the present time, by S. Rappoport"" (1904), in 3 volumes, with spine title ""History of Egypt, volume X[-XII]"", and also ""History of Egypt in the light of recent discovery, by L.W. King ... and H.R. Hall"" (1906), designated on spine as ""vol. XIII."" This set contains all 13 volumes. Subjects: Egypt -- Chaldea -- Syria -- Babylonia -- Assyria -- History, Ancient. Middle East -- History -- Civilization, Ancient." "Description: 13 v.: illus. (some color), plates, fronts. ; 24 cm. Translation of Maspero's ""Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique,"" which was divided into 3 volumes. Volumes 1-3 of this edition correspond to vol. 1 of the French original (Les origines, E´gypte et Chaldee) and are based on the text of the 4th revised French edition of 1901, but with many notes omitted or abridged. Volumes 4-6 of this edition correspond to vol. 2 of the French original (Les premieres melees des peuples); volumes 7-9 of this edition correspond to vol. 3 of the French original (Les empires). In continuation and uniform with the above-mentioned 9 volumes, the Grolier society issued ""History of Egypt from 330 B.C. to the present time, by S. Rappoport"" (1904), in 3 volumes, with spine title ""History of Egypt, volume X[-XII]"", and also ""History of Egypt in the light of recent discovery, by L.W. King ... and H.R. Hall"" (1906), designated on spine as ""vol. XIII."" This set contains all 13 volumes. Subjects: Egypt -- Chaldea -- Syria -- Babylonia -- Assyria -- History, Ancient. Middle East -- History -- Civilization, Ancient."

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        History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria [Maspero, Rappoport, King & Hall. Complete in 13 volumes]

      London : Grolier Society, [1903-1906?] - Description: 13 v.: illus. (some color), plates, fronts. ; 24 cm. Translation of Maspero's "Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique," which was divided into 3 volumes. Volumes 1-3 of this edition correspond to vol. 1 of the French original (Les origines, E gypte et Chaldee) and are based on the text of the 4th revised French edition of 1901, but with many notes omitted or abridged. Volumes 4-6 of this edition correspond to vol. 2 of the French original (Les premieres melees des peuples); volumes 7-9 of this edition correspond to vol. 3 of the French original (Les empires). In continuation and uniform with the above-mentioned 9 volumes, the Grolier society issued "History of Egypt from 330 B.C. to the present time, by S. Rappoport" (1904), in 3 volumes, with spine title "History of Egypt, volume X[-XII]", and also "History of Egypt in the light of recent discovery, by L.W. King . and H.R. Hall" (1906), designated on spine as "vol. XIII." This set contains all 13 volumes. Subjects: Egypt -- Chaldea -- Syria -- Babylonia -- Assyria -- History, Ancient. Middle East -- History -- Civilization, Ancient. Description: 13 v.: illus. (some color), plates, fronts. ; 24 cm. Translation of Maspero's "Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique," which was divided into 3 volumes. Volumes 1-3 of this edition correspond to vol. 1 of the French original (Les origines, E gypte et Chaldee) and are based on the text of the 4th revised French edition of 1901, but with many notes omitted or abridged. Volumes 4-6 of this edition correspond to vol. 2 of the French original (Les premieres melees des peuples); volumes 7-9 of this edition correspond to vol. 3 of the French original (Les empires). In continuation and uniform with the above-mentioned 9 volumes, the Grolier society issued "History of Egypt from 330 B.C. to the present time, by S. Rappoport" (1904), in 3 volumes, with spine title "History of Egypt, volume X[-XII]", and also "History of Egypt in the light of recent discovery, by L.W. King . and H.R. Hall" (1906), designated on spine as "vol. XIII." This set contains all 13 volumes. Subjects: Egypt -- Chaldea -- Syria -- Babylonia -- Assyria -- History, Ancient. Middle East -- History -- Civilization, Ancient. 15 Kg. 0 pp.

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        Il telegrafo senza fili. Esposizione elementare del sistema di telegrafia senza fili di Guglielmo Marconi.

      Subject: (Marconiana). Roma, Gli Editori dell'Elettricista, 1903, 8vo br. pp. 37 con 5 fig. n.t. + un ritratto di Marconi in antip. Quasi un incunabolo marconiano.

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        Nimrod's Hunting Tours. Deluxe Limited Edition

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

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        The Golliwogg's Circus

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

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

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

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        PRINCETON. 1903.

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

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        FANTASIA

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

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

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

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        The Golliwogg's Circus

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

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

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

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

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

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        Miniature Painters British & Foreign

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

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

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

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

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

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        Breviary Treasures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        NYASALAND UNDER THE FOREIGN OFFICE

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

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        People of the Abyss

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

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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

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

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        THE COMPLETE WORKS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON: Concord Edition With a biographical introduction and notes by Edward Waldo Emerson, and a general index. Illustrated with Photogravures.

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

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        The Complete Works

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

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