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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Story of a Soldier's Life

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Souls Of Black Folk

      Chicago: A.C. McClurg 1903 - 8vo., black cloth lettered in gilt and stamped in blind; top edge gilt; with a touch of rubbing to the spine, not affecting the brightness of the lettering. Third edition, published months after the first edition. Joseph Gardner Bradley’s copy, with the West Virginia coal mining magnate and politician’s ownership signature on the front free endpaper. The grandson of Simon Cameron and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. Bradley, JGB served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916. An interesting association copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        How They Went to School

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

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        The Private Journal of Aaron Burr

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        KACHO^ GAFU

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Recherches sur une Proprieté Nouvelle de la Matière. Activité Radiante Spontanee ou Radioactivité de la Matiere

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

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene: For Educational Institutions and General Readers, Fully Illustrated

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

      [Bookseller: Squirrel Away Books]
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        Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight.Dayton, Ohio: 1903.

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

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        With Macdonald in Uganda - A Narrative Account of the Uganda Mutiny and Macdonald Expedition in the Uganda Protectorate and the Territories to the North

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

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        The Book of Cakes

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

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        RHYMES OF REAL CHILDREN

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        April Twilights. Poems by Willa Sibert Cather

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Works of John Ruskin, Library Edition complete in 39 volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        A River of Norway, Being the Notes and Reflections of an Angler [Association Copy Owned by the Canadian Ambassador to Norway, Ted Garland]

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare. In three volumes

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Sixteen Illustrations of Subjects from Kipling&#39;s &#39;Jungle Book&#39;

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

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        THE RACE COURSES ATLAS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

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

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        NORTHERN NOTES AND QUERIES OR THE SCOTTISH ANTIQUARY.later THE SCOTTISH ANTIQUARY OR Northern Notes and Queries. Various Editors throughout the publication

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books]
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        LOUIS WAIN&#39;S BABY&#39;S PICTURE BOOK

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

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Electress Sophia and The Hanoverian Succession

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON [16 VOLS CT]

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

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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT, OF NOTES AND COMMENTARY ON KING LEAR AND OTHELLO

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Man and Superman. A Comedy and a Philosophy

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

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        MAN AND SUPERMAN. A COMEDY AND A PHILOSOPHY

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

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

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

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

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

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        Orville Wright Signs An Image Of The First Flight

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

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

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

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        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&#39;s buffoonery. "Shaw is a mind without a soul, a whimsical intelligence without a body. He is one of those tragic buffoons who play with eternal things -"

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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.

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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.

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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&#39;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&#39;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.

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        THE LOUIS WAIN KITTEN BOOK

      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.

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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]

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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, &#147;was considered a quintessential Victorian writer in his philosophy, his taste, and his manner of expression&#148; (Merriam-Webster&#146;s Encyclopedia of Literature). His most famous poems are &#147;The Scholar-Gipsy,&#148; &#147;Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse,&#148; &#147;Thyrsis,&#148; an elegy written on the death of Arnold&#146;s friend Arthur Hugh Clough, &#147;which Swinburne adjudged, after Milton&#146;s &#145;Lycidas&#146; and Shelley&#146;s &#145;Adonais,&#146; the finest elegy in the English language; and &#145;Dover Beach,&#146; 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&#148; (Benét&#146;s Reader&#146;s Encyclopedia).

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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.

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        Stanford&#146;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&#146;s label also bearing the Revue&#146;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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