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        Das kleine Welttheater oder Die Glücklichen.

      Leipzig, Insel, 1903,. 8vo (20 x 15 cm). Durchgehend in Rot u. Schwarz gedruckt. 22 nn. Bl. OPgt. m. goldgeprägt. Deckelillustr. (Lyra) u. Rückentitel. Figürl. Vorsatzpapiere von Aubrey Beardsley. Kopfgoldschnitt, sonst unbeschnittene Büttenkanten.. WG² 17. - Sarkowski 768. - Erste Ausgabe. - Eines von 800 hs. numer. Ex., gedruckt bei Poeschel & Trepte in Leipzig. - Pergament m. wenigen Fleckchen, leichter Patina u. etw. verzogen. Bis auf wenige Fingerspuren u. winzige Fleckchen sauber u. insgesamt wohlerhalten.

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        Ambassadors, The

      New York: Harper & Brothers, MCMIII [1903]. New York: Harper & Brothers, MCMIII [1903]. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First Printing, one of only 4000 copies, of the work James described as "quite the best," 'all round,' of my productions." 8vo: [4],3-432pp. Publisher's gray-blue paper-covered boards embossed with linen weave, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, title page printed in brick-red and black; original cobalt fine-ribbed S cloth and stiff paper dust jacket, spine panel ruled and lettered in gilt. Very slight browning to board edges, else a Fine copy, tight and square, in about Fine jacket marred mainly by two faint scuff marks to back panel. BAL 10656. Edel A58b. & ¶"The Ambassadors is the story of Lambert Strether, an American gentleman in his fifties who finds himself suddenly plunged into the aesthetic sophistication of Parisian society. . . . [H]is recent attachment to the widow Mrs Newsome, a rich and manipulative matriarch, leads to his being dispatched to Europe to bring back her son Chad, who has been living in Paris for the last three years, and who has, his mother fears, fallen into low habits. . . . Strether finds that, far from being ruined by Paris, Chad has been improved by it. . . . Strether also begins to shift his own values as he comes to relish the cultural and social life of Paris. . . . At the end of Book Sixth, the mid-point of the novel, Strether reverses his position and decides that he should encourage Chad to stay in Paris after all. . . . Most critics acknowledge that the novel is one of James’s masterpieces, although they have more trouble agreeing exactly what the novel is about. . . . In the 1909 Preface, James pinpoints the catalyst of the novel as an anecdote told to him by a young friend about a 'man of distinction, much his senior', whom he had met in a Paris garden, and who told him to make the most of life . . . James’s Notebooks relate a similar set of circumstances and supply the missing names of the real-life figures. In 1895, Jonathan Sturges visited James at his home Lamb House in Rye, and told him about a recent trip to Paris. At a party in the garden of James McNeill Whistler’s house, Sturges had met James’s long-time friend and editor, William Dean Howells, who counselled him to get the most out of life . . . While James acknowledges in the Preface that Strether may have 'missed too much' to really repair the damage done to his life, he 'now at all events sees'. And it is this 'process of vision' that James sees as the main action of The Ambassadors." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Armonia in grigio et in silenzio

      Firenze; Lumachi 1903 - in 8°; pp. (2), 206, (2); br.; 1^ ed. Copertina con incisioni xilog. in rosso di Adolfo De Carolis. Questa copia fa parte della tiratura distribuita da Marinetti nel 1910 con l’etichetta di color blu che riporta la dicitura: "Poesia" organo del Futurismo direttore F. T. Marinetti via Senato, 2 - Milano" ("Questa pecetta è una vera imprimatura che veniva concessa col contagocce e solo agli affiliati più fidati " Echaurren - Futurcollezionismo, p. 33) utilizzata solo per 4 opere di Govoni e due di Palazzeschi (cfr. Gambetti-Vezzosi p. 396)

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        Historical Memoranda of Breconshire

      Brecon: Ellis Owen, 1903. Brecon: Ellis Owen, 1903 A Collection of Papers from various sources relating to the history of the county, 2 Volumes bound into 1. In rather half brown cloth with blue speckled boards, edges rubbed very slightly. Spine has title in ink by hand. Internally someone has traced the title onto the fep in red ink, pages have 2 holes at inside edge as though meant for 2 ring binder - both volumes. Vol 1, 1903, [4], [4], 5-203 pp, [1]. Vol 2, 1904, [5], (vi), 204 pp, [1], special note on the River Usk and the Canal, BOUND with 80 pp, The Great Forest of Brecknock, The Waun Tinker Lawsuit, The Limestone quarries etc. Very scarce. (see Forest of Brecknock by same author)Lloyd, municipal reformer and antiquary, published Historical Memoranda of Breconshire in two volumes in 1903 and 1904, and The Great Forest of Breconshire in 1905. Lloyd collated the papers of Henry Maybery, the Brecon attorney engaged by several of the early south Welsh ironmasters, and published The Early History of the Old South Wales Ironworks in 1906. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Unge sjæle. Syv fortællinger.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. og Kristiania [Oslo] 1903. 183 s. Fuldstændig dugfri ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med guldsnit foroven i smukt privat helskind med forfatternavnet og titlen indsat i anden farve skind på henholdsvis ryg og forperm. Bindet signeret Anker Kyster 1942. [Henrik Park]. Indlagt i tilhørende kassette. Ryggen en anelse falmet i forhold til permerne.. Forfatterens debut

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        Die Fläche

      Vienna: Anton Schroll, c. 1903-1910. Vienna: Anton Schroll, c. 1903-1910. Two volumes in three small quarto portfolios. 192; 32pp. First volume loose and second volume accordionfold, as issued. Full run of Die Fläche, or The Surface, a periodical produced by members of the Wiener Werkstätte to showcase and disseminate the work created in the Workshops. The periodical is a “Musterbuch,” or pattern book, and is composed entirely of reproductions of designs intended for practical application on all “surfaces,” including poster art, books, wallpaper, textiles, stained glass, inlay, embroidery, monograms, business cards, and costume jewelry. The two volumes contain a total of 124 pages of designs, all printed in bright full color via algraphy, or aluminum plate lithography. The designs are by notables such as Gustav Klimt, Johanna Hollmann, Minka Podhajska, Max Benirschke, Moritz Jung, and more. & & Variously edited by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Alfred Roller, Bertold Löffler, and others, the two undated volumes were published to “manifest [the Viennese style] in its most austere and purified form.” The Wiener Werkstätte was founded in 1903 by Hoffmann and Moser out of the Vienna Secession, which was a reaction against the conservative aesthetics of the Association of Austrian Artists at the Vienna Künstlerhaus. Hoffmann and Moser were inspired by contemporary European design, such as the Glasgow School in Scotland and Art Nouveau in France. They also appreciated the emphasis on the applied arts found in workshops like that of William Morris. They established the Wiener Werkstätte as a continuation of Morris’ enterprise, and Die Fläche is a reflection of the skills taught and practiced in the Workshops. & & One of the most beautiful printed objects to come out of the Wiener Werkstätte, a complete series of this periodical is extremely rare to find. No complete copies have been sold at auction in twenty-five years. First portfolio bound in original cloth-backed paper-covered boards, which are rubbed at edges and waterstained on back cover; second volume portfolios rebound in modern cloth-backed boards, with original printed upper cover pasted on. Housed in two modern boxes. Bookplates.

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        ANUARIO ESTADISTICO DE LA CIUDAD DE BARCELONA. Año I de 1902 hasta el año XVI de 1917

      - Barcelona, Imp. de Henrich, 1903-21, 16 tomos en 4º tela edit.

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        The Novels

      London, MacMillan & Co.,, 1903-1907.. London, MacMillan & Co.,, 1903-1907.. 5 volumes, octavo. Bound in contemporary blue half calf, gilt lettered and decorated spines, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Scattered light spotting, spines lightly but evenly sunned, bindings with mild wear to edges, select volumes with light surface wear to cloth boards. A very good set. A Handsomely bound set.

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        The Dynasts: A Drama of the Napoleonic Wars, in three parts, nineteen acts, & one hundred and thirty scenes

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited / New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. London: Macmillan & Co., Limited / New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. Hardcover. 1906; 1908. Three volumes. xxii, 228pp, v, [iii]; xiii, 302pp, ii; xiii, 355pp. First Edition. Octavo. [1-3], 4-268pp. Publisher's green cloth, the upper covers and spines stamped in gilt, which is still rather bright. Bindings just lightly worn, some scattered light foxing in each volume, but confined primarily to the endsheets; all in all, a Very Good+ set. Housed in a custom folding, felt-lined box, with a gilt leather label on the spine. Notable for the presence of the "first issue" title-page in volume one, dated 1903, this set also includes an autographed letter signed (ALs) from Florence Hardy to Lady Gregory dated August 6, 1915, thanking her for the gift of a book of poems. | The small number of copies of the first volume which contain the original ("first-issue") title-page dated 1903 is widely known in Hardy bibliography, with some research stating that no more than 103 copies were 'let out'' with the 1903 title-page, and others that "fewer than 100" copies exist thus (some stating as few as 30-50, which had already been sent out for review, or as gift copies). Though prepared for publication in London at the end of 1903, the American edition was not yet ready; for legal reasons the two editions needed to be issued together, and thus the date of the London edition was changed (in nearly all copies) to "1904". // Arguably his most ambitious book, "The Dynasts" was not among Hardy's more well-received works by contemporary or later critics. However, most readers and critics do recognize the work as containing much that is relevant to understanding Hardy's novels, "both for the insight into his world-view and for its examination of a character mentioned famously but briefly at the end of Tess of the d'Urbervilles: the "President of the Immortals" " (wikipedia) Image or additional images available upon request

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        Revue des Etudes rabelaisiennes. Tomes I à IX. Publication trimestrielle consacrée à Rabelais et à son temps.

      Paris, Champion. 1903 - Neuf tomes en 9 vol. in-8, (sur les 10 parus), de 1903 à 1911, 1/2 chagrin à coins brun, dos à nerfs, têtes dorées, rel. de l' ép. Impression sur Hollande. Le 10ème et dernier vol. paraît en 1911, un vol. de table en 1924. Chaque vol. contient de nombreux hors- textes, ses couvertures et les couv. de livraisons, une foule de documents émanant de la "Société des Etudes Rabelaisiennes", le propriétaire des livres étant membre de ladite Société. Détail des paginations et nombre des hors- textes sur demande. Défauts mineurs, bel ex., malheureusement incomplet du 10ème vol. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of John Ruskin (38 Volumes)

      London: George Allen, 1903. London: George Allen, 1903. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Library Edition. Published in 39 volumes, including Index and Bibliography Catalogue of Drawings Addenda, this set is lacking Volume 7. Published between 1903 and 1912. Dark blue cloth covered boards with large white paper title label to each volume. Very light scuffing of boards from shelf wear. Head of text block gilded, fore-edge and foot of text block have a deckled edge. Slight toning to endpapers, interiors of each volume clean and white due to the exquisite quality of paper used. Each volume contains many plates, chromolithograph, monochrome sepia and aqua, as well as black and white text illustrations. Includes all known published works of the time, Ruskin's letters, and privately circulated publications, and then known. This is one set of of 2,062 sets printed, of which 2,000 were for sale. Designated the "Library Edition" and printed at the Ballantyne Press in Edinburgh, type was distributed after the printing. Photographs gladly provided.

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        Przelom Dunajca".

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Pieniny; Przyn. adm.: powiat Nowy Targ wojewodztwo malopolskie (nowosadeckie); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem pod kompozycja: "Przelom Dunajca. Litografia barwna. Rimma Szturm de Sztrem 17/100".; Technika: Litografia dwubarwna; Format: 419x331.; Inf o autorze: R. Szturm de Sztrem (15.12.1903-1982) ukonczyla ASP w Warszawie w 1938, zob. Indeks 2 s.126.; Literatura: Praca w katalogu: "XI Wystawy-subskrypcji Grafiki Expressu Wieczornego i Podsekcji Grafiki Artystycznej Okregu Warszawskiego ZPAP" Warszawa Centralne Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych 1962 (karty nienumerowane prace artystow w ukladzie alfabetycznym).; Kategorie tematyczne: varia pejzaz / Varia Landschaft / varia landscape / Lithographie / lithograph; Rycina w ladnym stanie, nieco przyciety lewy i prawy margines karty (poza kompozycja).

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        Mignon: Opera En Trois Actes. Musique De Ambroise Thomas. Partiton Piano & Chant

      Paris, France: Heugel & Cie. . Paris, France: Heugel & Cie. . Half Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 7.5 x 11 inches. Delay, E.. Marbled boards, with new leather spine. Beautifully marbled endpapers. A blank or frontispiece is missing before the half title. Frances Alda's inscription on half title: "Frances Alda/Paris/March 30th. 03" A few penciled markings in the music, prob. by Alda, indicating breath pauses and trills. All edges are dyed with a beautiful maroon. Edition is undated by inscription by Alda is from 1903.

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        Petits Tableaux Valaisans. Limited Edition

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor tear on lower edge of page 27 with no impact on text or illustration 388/562 Brown hardback illustrated cloth cover with bevelled edges 190mm x 240mm (7" x 9"). 192pp. 10 full page colour illustrations and numerous vignette colour illustrations in the text.

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        Our Antediluvian Ancestors

      London: C Arthur Pearson Ltd 1903 - Very scarce. Frederick Burr Opper (1857-1937) was a pioneering American cartoonist. creator of the ''Happy Hooligan'', "Alphonse & Gaston'', and "Maud the Mule", and illustrator of Bill Nye's ''Comic History of the US'', Mr Dooley's Philosophy'' and various other books. ''The Antediluvians'' first appeared in Hearst's New York Journal on Sunday, January 20, 1901. The action took place in and around the community of Cliffville, which seems to have had as large and diverse a population as any modern town. In fact, the general theme of the single-panel feature was that people hadn't really changed in all the years since — men still compare their wives' brontosaurus stew (or the equivalent) to that of their mothers, and parents still hope for prospective sons-in-law to have a good stash of skins and arrowheads (or the equivalent). There weren't any regular characters, but names such as Flintspear and Skinclad recurred frequently, as in "Mrs Stonehatchet" or the "Bonescraper family". At the time, it wasn't yet the custom for the Sunday comics to appear on a reliable, weekly schedule, and Our Antediluvian Ancestors was about as sporadic as the rest. But it was popular enough to be reprinted in book form in 1903. Large 4to (29cm x 22cm) Red cloth on board, gilt titles and decoration. Some sunning and discoloration to spine and boards; considerable rubbing and bumping to edges and corners; binding fairly slack but holding together, closed tears to 4 pages; Gift inscription in pencil on front endpaper; endpapers foxed. Frontispiece and two other pages have been scribbled on. 50 full page cartoons, each with text caption on opposite page. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        8 offprints O. Rosenberg 2 inscribed to Carl Correns

      Gerbruder Borntraeger, Berlin, 1903 and others. PAMPHLET. 8 offprints from O. Rosenberg botanist and cytologist. Two inscribed to Carl Correns German botanist and geneticist "who is notable primarily for his independent discovery of the principles of heredity, and for his rediscovery of Gregor Mendel's earlier paper on that subject" Wikipedia. 4 have the Kaiser Wilhelm Institut stamp where Correns was the first director. 2 others have the autograph of George F. Atkinson botanist who worked at Cornell University. Very good group of scarce original offprints. First edition. Titles include: Das Varhalten der Chromosomen in einer hybriden Pflanze (1903) some splitting head and heal of spine; Uber die Individualitat der Chromosomen im Pflanzenreich (1904); Zur Kenntnis der Reduktionsteilung in Pflanzen (1905); Tetradenteilung eines Drosera-Bastardes (1904); Uber die Embryobildung in der Gattung Hieracium (1906); Erblichkeitsgesetze und Chromosomen (1906); Uber die Reduktyionsteilung in Drosera (1904) StaatsInstitut ...Botanik..Hamburg stamp front cover; Cytological Studies on the Apogamy in Hieracium (1906). Botany. Cytology. Genetics. Science. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        LES SOLILOQUES DU PAUVRE

      P. Sevin et E. Rey Libraires - Éditeurs, Paris 1903 - edition revue , corrigée et augmentée de poèmes inédites .-156 pp- UN DES 100 EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER VÉLIN D' ARCHES NUMÉROTÉS ( exp. nº 171 ) .- Demi maroquin noir , dos à nerfs , tête dorée , couverture originale conservée ( complète de maniére dépliante ) .- trés bon état . Trés bel exemplaire .- *** - ONE OF THE 100 NUMBERED COPIES ON ARCHES PAPER .- Half black morocco.- top edge gilt .- original cover bound in complete .- very fine In 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        36 offprints from Nobel Prize winner T. H. Morgan

      Engelmann, Leipzig and many others 1903-1944. PAMPHLET. A group of 36 offprints by T. H. Morgan Nobel Prize winner 1866-1945, "was an American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist and science author who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1933 for discoveries elucidating the role the chromosome plays in heredity." Wikipedia. Included titles: The Gastrulation of the Partial Embryos of Sphaerechinus Some Factors in the Regeneration of Tubularia (1903); The Effect of Lithium Chloride on the Development of the Frog's Egg (1903); Demonstration of the effects of castration on Seabright cockerals (1917) some chipping to page edges; The Endocrine Secretion of Hen Feathered Fowls (1920) some dampstaining to bottom and spine margins, else fair; With A. H. Sturtevant and C. B. Bridges The Constitution of the germ-material in relation to heredity (1923) with L.C. Dunn stamp of ownership; Further Evidence on Variation in the Width of the Abdomen in Immature Fiddler Crabs (1923) L.C. Dunn stamp; The Development of Asymmetry in the Fiddler Crab (1923) L.C. Dunn stamp; Removal of the Block to Self-Fertilization in the Ascidian Ciona (1923) some chipping and tearing to edges, also a bit of dampstain to top edge corner; Recent Results Relating to Chromosomes and Genetics (1926) Karl Sax stamp, some wear to spine; with A. H. Sturtevant and C. B. Bridges The Constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1928) Karl Sax stamp; The Point of Entrance of the Spermatozoon in Relation to the Orientation of the Embryo in Eggs with Spiral Cleavage with Albert Tyler (1930); The Apparent Inheritance of an Acquired Character and its Explanation (1930) Karl Sax and E. M. East stamps; with C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: The constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1930) L. C. Dunn stamp; with C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: The constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1931) Karl Sax stamp; The Rise of Genetics (1932) E. M. East and Karl Sax stamp; With C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: The constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1932) Karl Sax and E. M. East stamps; with C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: Constitution of the Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity (1933), red pen mark front cover; With C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: Report of Investigations on the Constitution of the Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity (1934) Karl Sax stamp; Modern Views of the Evolution Theory (1935) L. C. Dunn stamp; with C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: Report of Investigations on Constitution of the Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity (1935) Lester W. Sharp stamp; With C. B. Bridges and Jack Schultz: Constitution of the Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity (1937) Lester W. Sharp stamp; The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterility in Ciona I. Data on self- and cross-fertilization (1938) Karl Sax stamp; The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterility in Ciona II. The influence of substances in the egg water and sperm-suspensions in self- and cross-fertilization in Ciona. (1938) L. C. Dunn stamp; A Reconsideration of the Evidence Concerning A Dorso-Ventral Pre-Organization of The Egg of Chaetopterus (1938) Karl Sax stamp; The Relation Between Entrance Point of the Spermatozoon and Bilaterality of the Egg of Chaetopterus with Albert Tyler (1938); The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterilty in Ciona III. Induced self-fertilization, staples little rusty; The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterilty in Ciona IV. Some biological aspects of fertilization (1939) staples little rusty; The Effects of Centrifuging on the Polar Spindles of the Egg of Chaetopterus and Cumingia (1939) front cover little age-toned; With Jack Schultz, C. B. Bridges and Viola Curry: Investigations on the constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1939) title in ink top edge. Karl Sax stamp; Investigations on the Constitution of The Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity (1941) with Jack Schultz and Viola Curry, splash stain front cover, else fair. L. C. Dunn stamp; with Jack Schultz and Viola Curry: Investigations on the constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1940); Cross- and Self-Fertilization in the Ascidian Styela (1942) L. C. Dunn stamp; Do Spermatozoa Penetrate the Membrane of Self-inseminated Eggs of Ciona and Styela? (1942) L. C. Dunn stamp; The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterilty in Ciona V. The genetic problem (1942) Karl Sax stamp; with Helen Redfield and L. V. Morgan: Maintenance of a Drosophila stock center, in connection with investigations on the constitution of the germinal material in relation to heredity (1943) L. C. Dunn stamp; The Genetic and the physiological problems of self-sterility in Ciona. VI. Theoretical discussion of genetic data (1944) Karl Sax stamp. In original wraps. First edition. Most in very good condition with many having Morgan's name in ink or pencil with date in upper left corner of most title sheets. * Putting together a collection of T. H. Morgan's offprints of this size would most likely be impossible these days. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Important signed autograph letter from Wilbur to the editor of Aeronautics magazine, written just seven months before his death, in which he validates the Wright brothers' claim to being the first men to fly, refuting the French claim that this was done by Clément Ader in 1897.Dayton, Ohio: 21 October 1911.

      Ever since their successful 17 December 1903 flight at Kitty Hawk, Wilbur and Orville Wright were challenged as to their claim that they were the first to fly by the French who claimed that Clément Ader (1841-1926) had flown in his <i>Avion III</i> airplane on 14 October 1897. The French claim was accepted by many, even in the United States. In a report sent by cable from Paris, published in <i>The Washington Post</i> on 23 May 1910, reporter Vance Thompson wrote, in part, "Ader built his flying machine eighteen years ago, the funds being supplied by the French government. It was a bat-shaped aeroplane, weighed 1,500 pounds, and was driven by a steam engine. He made many flights during the next four years, and in 1897 flew more than 1,000 feet [304.8 meters]." <br/><br/> The facts are somewhat different. Ader, together with two assistants, completed his first flying machine, the <i>Éole</i>, in 1890. Its first test, at Armainvilliers on 9 October 1890, was the first legitimate attempt to fly a powered human-carrying airplane. Ader managed to accelerate to lift-off speed and skim the earth at a height of about 30cm for 50 metres in a machine that had essentially no forward vision and no flight control system. "Three criteria characterize a successful heavier-than-air airplane flight: it must be <i>powered, sustained</i>, and <i>controlled</i>. Ader met the first of these criteria, came close to but still missed the second, and definitely failed the third" (Hallion, p. 130). <br/><br/> To build larger and more advanced airplanes, Ader needed funding. He put the <i>Éole</i> on exhibit in the Paris Pavilion off the Champs-Elysées in a bid for publicity. On 17 October 1891, the exhibit was visited by the French President and Minister of War, Charles-Louis de Freycinet, accompanied by General Mensier, the director of French army engineering. De Freycinet was sufficiently impressed to grant Ader 550,000 Francs to build an airplane capable of carrying 75kg of explosives in addition to the pilot. The result was the <i>Avion III</i>, completed in July 1897. It weighed about 400kg and its bat-like wings spanned 18 meters. Its first test took place on the military grounds at Satory, near Versailles, on a circular racetrack-like runway with a diameter of approximately 475 meters. On 12 October 1897, Ader taxied the <i>Avion III</i> around the track at a speed of about 15 miles per hour. The next day's weather proved so foul that Ader deferred testing to the following day. Late in the afternoon of 14 October the weather moderated somewhat, and at 5.15 Ader started the two steam engines and taxied to the circular take-off track. "The results were unambiguous failure: unlike the earlier <i>Éole</i>, the <i>Avion III</i> could not gain the air. General Mensier's official report to the war ministry makes it clear that Ader's machine accelerated enough that the tail wheel rose, for its track disappeared. But the other wheels remained firmly grounded. Things rapidly got worse, and Ader and his airplane nearly came completely to grief when contrary winds blew it off course... Mensier detailed the failures, noting that the <i>Avion III</i> was seriously damaged, with the left wingtip bent, the landing gear partially wrecked, both propellers destroyed, and with possible engine damage as well" (Hallion, p. 134). <br/><br/> After General Mensier's "report on the trials of M. Clément Ader's aviation apparatus," issued in Paris on 21 October 1897, the French government stopped all funding and Ader abandoned further trials. <br/><br/> In the present letter, Wilbur Wright uses Mensier's report to refute the French claims to Ader's priority, and to validate his and Orville's status as the first to achieve controlled, powered flight. Wilbur writes in full: <br/><br/> <i> Mr. E. L. Jones, New York, 21 October, 1911<br/><br/> Dear Mr. Jones: <br/><br/> I enclose a copy of a translation of the official report of General Mensier, chairman of the commission appointed by the Minister of War to supervise the trials of the Ader machine. You will see from the report that<br/><br/> (1) That the Avion never rose from the ground at all, either on the 12th or the 14th of October 1897. The legend that it flew 300 meters on the 14th is entirely without foundation. <br/><br/> (2) No real attempt to fly was ever made with it. The trials were mere runs on the ground with only about one third of the power turned on. <br/><br/> (3) When the machine was running along the ground at about 11 miles an hour in a direction crosswise to the course of the wind, the wind lifted one wing and the aeroplane rolled over and was wrecked. <br/><br/> (4) The report experiments of 12 & 14 October were preliminary to the real trials intended to be made later before the full commission, but the results of these preliminary efforts were so far from satisfactory that the commission was never assembled for a real attempt at flight, and the War Department refused to advance any further funds. <br/><br/> (5) The Avion never flew, and never showed indication of being near to successful flight. <br/><br/> In the 'Aeronautics' of August 1911, is an article showing a device for equalizing the pressures on ailerons. Can you give me the name of the person who communicated this to you? Or the name of any other persons who have invented similar devices? <br/><br/> Yours truly, <br/><br/> Wilbur Wright<br/><br/> </i> Included with this letter is a typescript of General Mensier's report to which Wilbur Wright refers (not the example sent to Jones). In 1911, in honor of Ader's work, the French General Pierre-Auguste Rocques, chief of French Army aviation, directed that Ader's term "avian," the name of his aircraft, would be the official word for an airplane, replacing the earlier French word "aeroplane." <br/><br/> Richard Hallion, <i>Taking Flight: Inventing the Aerial Age, from Antiquity Through the First World War</i>, 2003.. Autograph letter signed, Dayton, Ohio, 21 October 1911, on "Wright Brothers, 1127 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio" stationery with "Wilbur Wright / Orville Wright" printed at the upper left and "Cable Address: Wrights, Dayton" at the upper right, to Ernest L. Jones (1882-1955), Editor of Aeronautics, the first American aviation journal, from 1907-1915; marked "file" in pencil near the top of the first page. Two pages (279 x 216 mm), two holes along left margin, light browning

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        Petits Tableaux Valaisans. Limited Edition

      Vevey Chez Sauberlin & Pfeiffer 1903. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor tear on lower edge of page 27 with no impact on text or illustration 388/562 Brown hardback illustrated cloth cover with bevelled edges 190mm x 240mm (7" x 9"). 192pp. 10 full page colour illustrations and numerous vignette colour illustrations in the text.

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        The Crimson Fairy Book

      London: Longmans , 1903. 1st ed. Hardcover. Fine. Ford, H.J.. 1st ptg., 8vo, full dark red (crimson) cloth decorated with gilt drawing of a knight beheading a dragon. Illustrated with 8 full color plates and many line drawings by H. J. Ford. All edges gilt. Pink decorated endpapers. Pencilled gift inscription on first blank page. Bottom front corner lightly bumped, else fine.

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        Lettre autographe signée à Henri Letellier

      1127 - 1 feuillet, 127 x 202 mm, encre violette. Enveloppe conservée. "Biarritz, 31 Mars 1903 / Monsieur / J'apprends qu'après un mois d'attente pendant lequel on aurait pu me consulter, ma dernière nouvelle vient de paraître avec des coupures que je n'avais pas autorisées. / Vous étiez libre de refuser l'article, mais non d'en modifier la composition à mon insu. / J'ai le regret de vous informer que je ne fais plus partie de la rédacion d Journal. / Agrer, monsieur, l'expression de mes sentiments distingués. / Pierre Louys". Cette démission du "Journal" n'était probablement pas un décision facile. C'est grâce à un article elogieux sur "Aphrodite" signé François Coppée et publié en 1896 dans "Le Journal", que le livre de Pierre Louys connait un succès immédiat et colossal, faisant sortir l'auteur de l'anonymat. Louys devient ensuite rédacteur dans "Le Journal" et y publie des nouvelles en feuilletons, comme "L'Homme pourpre". Mais ce 31 mars 1903, paraissait dans le Journal, une nouvelle de Pierre Louys intitulée "L'aventure extraordinaire de Mme Esquollier". L'auteur décourvit que l'on avait supprimé une page entière de son manuscrit, ce qui motiva cette lettre de démission. Letellier demanda à Hérédia de répondre à Louys car c'était Heredia lui-même qui, pour des raisons de "bienséance", avait pudiquement supprimé cette page ! La page fut rétablie ensuite dans l'édition de "Sanguines". Hérédia réussit à convaincre Louys de reprendre sa démission, puisqu'il collaborera plus tard au Journal, en 1904. (Correspondance Heredia-PL chez Champion, 2006) (Remerciements à Jean-Paul Goujon, pour son aide précieuse)

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        Le Barbier de Séville -

      Edouard Pelletan 1903 -, Paris - 1 In-8 217 pp. Reliure plein maroquin bleu nuit. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré et date au talon. Toutes tranches dorées. Double filet doré sur les coupes. Large dentelle intérieure. Gardes bordées de soir janue. Couverture et dos conservés. Non rogné. Reliure signée CANAPE. Intérieur très frais. Edition ornée de 62 gravures dans le texte par Daniel Vierge. Parfait état TIRAGE LIMITE. Celui-ci un des 278 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin à la cuve des papeteries du Maris. Ex-libris Juan Hernandez. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE PILGRIM&#39;S PROGRESS

      London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1903. Slight spotting to top text block edge, else fine and bright. Limited to 1000 copies, this no. 468, signed by Edwin Truman Imperial 8vo. xxxix, 308p, 4p subscribers list. Illustrated with 25 drawings on wood by George Cruikshank from the collection of Edwin Truman - first appearance of these illustrations. The plates are printed on Japanese vellum, the text on handmade paper. Bound in full medium blue crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, the spine with gilt titles and simple panel ornaments, and with gilt rules around the panels, on the bands, and around the covers & Truman&#39;s statement: "The drawings for the illustrations in this edition of the Pilgrim&#39;s Progress were made by my friend George Cruikshank more than forty years ago, and have been in my possession for upwards of thirty-three years. They are now produced for the first time." [signed] Edwin Truman.& Cohn 100.

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        The Souls of Black Folk

      A. C. McClurg & Co. 1903 - First edition (April 18, 1903). 8vo. Text illustrated with bars of music. Original gilt stamped black cloth, t.e.g. (short tear at head of spine; corners rubbed; slight slant). Pages 94, 107-108 have some lines underlined in ink. Good - very good. 265 pages. Inscribed by Du Bois on front free endpaper: "To my friend Miss Layton (?) from W.E.B. Du Bois" June third, 1903. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Survey of London. Complete in 10 volumes: Mediaeval London; Historical & Social; Ecclesiastical; London in the Time of the Tudors; London in the Time of the Stuarts; London in the Eighteenth Century; London in the Nineteenth Century

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

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        Untitled portrait of a woman by Marcus Stone

      1903.. Color lithograph printed on silk, image 27 1/2 x 16 inches, sheet size approximately 30 x 17 1/2 inches, silk mounted on thick paper backing. Some faint soiling in outer margins, some fraying at very edge of sheet (well outside image area), a few small areas (chiefly in margins) where the silk is lifting from the backing, overall very good, bright condition. Currently conservation matted to 24 3/4 x 36 inches; FOR OVERSEAS SHIPPING WILL BE SENT ROLLED WITHOUT MAT. A gorgeous softly rendered image of a woman in a white dress clutching a flower, a blue sea and coastal landscape in the distance. Signed in print "Marcus Stone. 1903" at lower left. This is a fine example of Victorian printing on silk, enhancing, as the best examples did, color and texture; registration lines are visible in the print margin. British painter Marcus Stone (1840-1921) was elected to the Royal Academy in 1887. .

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        Pride and Prejudice

      Published by George Allen, London 1903 - , xxvii, 476 pages, frontispiece, vignette title page and illustrations throughout, marbled endpapers, fine binding by Truslove and Hanson Reprint , few small marks to cloth on boards, vellum clean, firmly bound, some light spots at front and end of book but textblock nice and clean, in very good condition , half vellum, blue cloth sides, lovely gilt floral desgin on spine, top edge gilt Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch Der Gotischen Konstruktionen (2 Bde.).

      Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1901, 1903 - 4°, XIV; 330 S., LXXIII lithogr. Taf.; 331 - 690 S., LXXIV - CXXXXVII lithogr. Taf. (davon 1 farb.), insg. 681 Textabb., HLdr. goldgeprägt d. Zeit , Namenszug a. Vors., Kanten berieben, etwas stockfleckig 4. Auflage. Neu bearbeitet von K. Mohrmann.Ungewitter (1820-1864) gehörte zu den ersten Vertretern der Wiederbelebung gotischer Formen in Deutschland (Neugotik oder Neogotik) und spielte damit eine wichtige Rolle in der historistischen Architektur, speziell im Kirchenbau. 4200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Greek sculpture (Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire, 27425-27630)

      SAE, Le Caire 1903 - Extremely rare. The first edition of 1903. Bordeaux half-leather, worn on spine and edges. Text inside in perfect condition with no markings. (Catalogue General du Musee du Caire) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [The Works]. Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice. Emma. Mansfield Park. Northanger Abbey [with] Persuasion.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1903-1906. . Five volumes. 8vo. Contemporary binding of blue half calf over matching cloth sides for Hatchards, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panel and decorated to the others, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, gift inscriptions to the second free endpaper of each volume. Numerous illustrations throughout, those of "Sense", "Emma" and "Mansfield Park" by Hugh Thomson and the others by Charles Brock. Spines uniformly faded to brown, a little light rubbing, a very good set. These illustrated editions of Austen's novels, each with an introduction by Austin Dobson, were first published between 1895 and 1897.

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        Slipper's ABC of Fox Hunting

      London: Longmans, Green, 1903 London: Longmans, Green, 1903. First edition. Large 4to. Title page vignette and 20 full page color plates by the author. Original colored pictorial cloth. Rebacked, preserving original spine. Hudson p. 70 . A delightful alphabet, consisting of amusing illustrations partnered with Irish-patois verses (bedraggled hunters going home in a downpour: "J is Jog Home / A dhry misht from the say / Very often comes on / Just to soften the way!"), by the Somervill half of the great Irish writing team. Uncommon

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        Le Poison des pierreries -

      Ferroud 1903 -, Paris - 1 Grand in-8 82 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure janséniste plein maroquin chocolat. Dos à nerfs avec titre doré et date au talon. Tête dorée. Coupes et coiffes filetées. Doublure de maroquin havane dans un encadrement de double filet doré. Garde de tabis brodé à décor floral. Double garde de papier marbré. Toutes tranches dorées. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée H. Blanchetière. Intérieur très frais. Illustré de compositions de Georges ROCHEGROSSE gravées à l'eau-forte en couleurs par E. Décisy. Bel exemplaire. TIRAGE LIMITE à 312 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des 240 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fiscal Puzzle: Both Sides Explained by Leading Men

      Dundee and London: John Long & Co, Ltd., 1903. 1st Edition. Paperback. Very good. We have never before seen or heard of a copy of this very early pamphlet, which is previously unknown to Churchill bibliographers Ronald Cohen and Fredrick Woods. The subject is the great policy debate of the time - free trade vs. protectionism. The pamphlet contains 25 items described in the preface as "principal arguments advanced by leading speakers in the Fiscal Controversy". Churchill&#39;s contribution is a condensation of his article in the November 1903 issue of Monthly Review (Cohen C224, Woods C32). It appears on pages 34 and 35 of the pamphlet under the title "Retaliation Examined" and is introduced with a brief summary of the subject and a small profile drawing of Churchill. In the article, Churchill takes issue with Balfour&#39;s Sheffield speech of early October 1903 in which Balfour advocated a retaliatory tariff. This was a critical argument at a critical time for Churchill. Free Trade was the policy issue that precipitated Churchill&#39;s decision to leave the Tory Party of his father. By late October 1903, Churchill had already made the fateful decision and would formally become a Liberal in 1904. Although the pamphlet is undated, indications are a printing date of late 1903. All items listed in the table of contents seem contemporary to Churchill&#39;s own November 1903 contribution. Moreover, the preface refers to articles printed in Monthly Review "since the July issue", the July in question being July 1903. The pamphlet is printed on cheap newsprint paper, wire-stitched, measuring 9.25 x 6 inches and 47 pages in length. Despite the age and fragility of the piece, the binding staples are intact and show no rust and the pamphlet is complete with only tiny chips along the fore edge of the covers. As might be expected, the paper has age-toned. There is also ancient cellotape reinforcement along the spine, as well as one spall piece at the upper edge of the rear cover. An extremely rare find, quite possibly unique. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve.

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        Histoire de la faïence artistique de Moustiers.

      Georges Rapilly 1903 - In-4 ( 315 X 215 mm ) de 304 pages, broché sous sous couverture imprimée rempliée. Tome 1er et seul paru. EDITION ORIGINALE illustré de 15 planches hors-texte dont 7 en couleurs, et reproductions in-texte. Brochage fragile. Rare. provence faience porcelaine beaux-arts Moustiers Marseille [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der moderne Bautischler. Serie II. Tore und Türen

      Friedr. Wolfrum (c. 1903), Wien und Leipzig - Elephant Portfolio. (1) 36 plates. Original three quarter green cloth over orange boards with publisher's logo and black lettering on cover; string ties. Title and 36 plates with 104 lithographs, beautifully colored designs of the characteristic meshing of old and emerging styles at the turn of the century. These innovative original designs of gates and doors are meant for the practical use of the modern construction carpenter. Binding rubbed with some wear along edges and light soiling on front cover. 1/2 x 2" stain on lower title page in center and small stain at upper for edge. Light age-toning of plates. Portfolio in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Persian Problem. An examination of the rival positions of Russia and Great Britain in Persia with some account of the Persian Gulf and Bagdad Railway.

      London, Isbister and Co., 1903. - 8vo. XVI, 424 pp. Folding map frontispiece and 2 full-page maps to the text, 2 as plates, 23 plates. Original sand buckram, title gilt to spine and upper board, top edge gilt, others uncut. First and only edition. Important regional study of the Arabian Gulf, published in response to the granting of the Baghdad Railway concession by the Ottoman Government to a German-backed consortium. Assesses the economic, military and political implications of rival claims in the various states of the area. Whigham was a well-connected Scottish author, who emigrated to America and worked as drama critic on the Chicago Tribune, and as a war correspondent at the Spanish-American and Russo-Japanese Wars. A close friend and correspondent of British Persian Gulf opinion-makers Lord Curzon and Sir Percy Cox, Whigham wrote the book, based on his extensive travels in the region, at the request of Lord Curzon, who had "advised. [him] to go to the Gulf [and] instructed his subordinate officials in that part of the world to give me all the assistance in their power." Whigham is probably best remembered as a prominent amateur golfer, winner of the second and third US Amateur Championships, and author of How to play Golf, the first golf instruction manual illustrated from action photographs. - Ink ownership stamp of Charles C. Sterrett, an American Presbyterian missionary to the Christian population in the region to the front pastedown. Binding a little rubbed and spotted, spine mildly scuffed, endpapers foxed, small inked library stamp and cancellation to the title page, light toning, else very good. Diba Collection 1978, 227. Wilson 243. OCLC 2987283. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Essay on Friendship

      Aurora, NY: The Roycrofters, 1903. Tall quarto. 36pp. According to McKenna, the limitation of this large-format edition of Friendship was "noted in the 1905/06 catalog as &#39;a few copies. Printed on Roycroft handmade paper, the book is illuminated with two large hand-drawn initials accented in gilt and a hand-colored colophon device. McKenna describes the book as "one of the handsomest books of the press." This copy was specially bound by Lorenz Schwartz in deep plum morocco, and signed with the binder&#39;s monogram stamp inside the rear cover. The title is gilt-tooled to the front cover, surrounded by a design of roses and thorns incorporating onlays of pink morocco. Gilt-ruled turn-ins are decorated with foliate motifs to the corners, and softly-marbled endpapers complete this extremely fine, deluxe presentation. Protected in the original felt-lined box bearing a printed label.

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        LITTLE COLOURED ( COLORED) COON

      Hodder and Stoughton, LONDON 1903 - "The STORY of A LITTLE COLORED (Coloured) COON" -- UNIQUE ETHNIC TITLE, FIRST EDITION (LONDON), ONLY PRINTING (The Electric Press, Leeds)!! Conrad Hall & two renown children's book Illustrators (Reginald Rigby & John H. Myrtle) collaborated in this earliest African-American Little Black Sambo spin-off Tale, published by Hodder & Stoughton in DUMPTY BOOK Style, for the Little Ones' Library series (1903, n.d.), directly copying the style and format of Bannerman's Little Black Sambo! Original red cloth with floral decoration and titles in yellow and green to front and spine, floral vignette in yellow and green to rear. VERY NICE CONDITION! Very little wear, Tight Binder, uncracked hinges, one small slightly lighter area on front board (doesn't even show in images). Faint 1903 authentic inscription on first blank page, blank end papers slightly edge toned in red from faint cover bleed, rear fep tanned. Complete in 125 total pages (including 6 pages with 3 additional color plates for the other 3 books in the series), with 54 actual story pages, and 27 Color Plates -- one opposite each text page -- (30 total with ad ills.), printed on one side only in original period Dumpy Book Style (blank pages are counted). 4" x 5" Format as well. NO FOXING, just a bit of scattered faint finger soil here and there! It is an extremely Rare Title, only Printed once, Published first in England and several years later in the States. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL BRITISH FIRST EDITION!! No wonder this TOTALLY STEREOTYPICAL PORTRAYAL of African American Piccaninnies is SO RARE! And it's not just the DEROGATORY TITLE, but the Boy in the story is named Jim, but he's called "SNOWBALL", and his Little Sister, named Louisiana Carolina, is called "SNOWFLAKE". Wow.how about them apples! Clearly a slam at BLACK AMERICANA Culture in general!! An interesting Tale as well, with a pair of Condors -- One capturing them, the other arranging their escape.and the Father COON ultimately shooting the Bad Condor -- of course it's the Male! And the story telling is almost absurdly proper, instead of what you might expect. This story might well have given Helen Bannerman the idea for her Golden Eagle in the later "Sambo and the Twins" story !! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Upper Coquetdale Its History, Traditions, Folklores and Scenery

      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 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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        Miniature Painters British and Foreign with Some Account of Those Who Practiced in America in The Eighteenth Century.

      NY: E. P. Dutton & Co. 1903 - EDITION ROYALE. 2 volumes, folio, 13-7/8" x 10-3/8", limited to 10 numbered copies of which this is #3 and signed by Foster, heavily illustrated, hand colored frontis in each volume. Bound in full blue morocco, ribbed floral gilt decorated spines, covers elaborately ruled and paneled in gilt, gilt dentelles, red morocco doublures, light blue silk morie endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut, by Stikeman & Co. Each volume housed in a blue morocco edged open ended slipcase, edges of slipcase worn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Call of the Wild Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Chas. Edw. Hooper.

      New York The Macmillan Company 1903 - The First Edition of Jack London?s Greatest Novel, In Un-resored Dust Jacket LONDON, Jack. The Call of the Wild. Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Chas. Edw. Hooper. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 3/16 inches; 192 x 131 mm). [5]-231, [1, blank], [2, ads] pp. With frontispiece and ten color plates, included in pagination. Text illustrations, some printed in blue and some in color. Title-page printed in blue and black. Original vertically ribbed green cloth, front cover and spine decoratively stamped in white, red, black, and gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers, printed in blue with dog-team and mountain scene. In the original un-restored, dark grey printed dust jacket. Previous owner's signature on verso of frontipiece. Cloth a bit rubbed along extremities. Jacket with the letters "ER!" in manuscript after "Wild" on front cover. Otherwise, an excellent copy in the un-restored dust jacket of this scarce first edition. "The book, illustrating London's recurrent Darwinian theme of the need for adaptation to survive was an immediate success and thrust London into a position of unaccustomed wealth." (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia, 163). BAL 11876. Woodbridge 19. HBS 66717. $10,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS VOYAGES TRAFFIQUES & DISCOVERIES of the English Nation Made by Sea of Over-land to the remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 Yeeres

      Glasgow James MacLehose and Sons 1903. . 12 vols. Port. frontiss. (except to vol. 12), 5 folding facsimile plates, 35 folding maps and plans, 55 plates etc. including several folding. Sporadic light browning, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt device to upper boards, vols. 5 6 8 11 & 12 variant binding in slightly different cloth and without device to upper board, spines very sl. bumped, t.e.g., a handsome set. US$720

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        Miniature Painters. British and Foreign, with some account of those who practised in America in the eighteenth century. Illustrated by numerous examples selected from celebrated collections.

      London: Dickinsons & New York: Dutton & Co 1903 - Limited edition, no. 165 of 570 copies, being one of 175 "Edition de Luxe" copies signed by the author, 2 volumes, folio, xii, 137, (1); viii, 177, (1) pp. 220 illustrations with captioned tissues, one of the tissues torn without loss, marbled endpapers. Original vellum, t.e.g., yapp edges torn and repaired, some minor loss to the spine of volume I.

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