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        Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle

      (Chelsea): Ashendene Press, (1903). Octavo. 48pp. One of 150 copies. Inscribed by St. John Hornby to "WMH," indicating his brother William Maysey Hornby. Illustrated with a full-page frontispiece depicting the angler about to grab his fish and many smaller woodcuts by Charles Keates illustrating the tools of the sport. Printed in black with one initial in red. The text is taken from the Boke of St. Albans, printed at Westmestre by Wynkyn de Worde in 1496, and the woodcuts were faithfully reproduced from the same. Faint foxing to edges, not affecting the interior, else very fine in full vellum, gilt lettered on the spine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        A Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press,, 1903. Octavo. Original limp vellum, titles to spine gilt. A little light spotting to edges of contents. A beautiful copy. First Ashendene Press edition, one of 125 copies on paper from a limited edition of 150 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Paris: Groupil et Cie., 1903. # 665 of an edition limited to 800 numbered copies on Rives paper. Lavishly illustrated with mostly monotone plates. 205 pp. Hardcover. Royal 4to. Bound in full crushed navy blue morocco. Covers elaborately stamped in gilt by Durvand, with original wraps bound in. Gilt spines tooled in compartments. All edges gilt. Board edges gilt, with gilt turn-ins. A magnificent production. Very good+/No dust jacket. (Insurance required to ship this item).

      [Bookseller: A. Parker's Books, Inc.]
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        The Drama

      London, The Athenian Society,, 1903. its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization 20 volumes, octavo. Bound in full brown leather, simulated elephant hide / tree bark? gilt titles to spine, raised bands, painted and inlaid coat of arms to front boards, decorated doubluers with painted pictorial inner panel, satin free endpapers,all edges gilt Each plate in colour, black and white, and sepia, also decorated with colour designs throughout. Some shelf wear, chip to top of spine vol I otherwise very good, Limited edition printed on japon paper of eight copies only, this one being number 1 called the Aeschylus Copy.

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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1903. Sextodecimo. Publisher's deluxe flower patterned cloth, colour pictorial endpapers, gilt label to upper board. Publisher's name label from upper board lacking, boards rubbed and dulled, spine tanned, some wear at extremities, front hinge cracked with evidence of old repair. A very good copy. First trade edition, first impression, deluxe issue in the publisher's flower patterned cloth. This published edition was preceded by the author's privately printed edition of 500 copies, issued in December 1902.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE HIGH HISTORY OF THE HOLY GRAAL. Translated from the Old French by Sebastian Evans LL.D

      J. M. Dent & Co. London. 1903. FIRST JESSIE KING EDITION. Large 8vo (8.9 x 6.2 inches). Fully illustrated by King with Frontispiece, title page, and 22 full page plates plus 36 smaller line illustrations as head and tail pieces to the chapters. Inner front hinge cracked but firm. New front blank free endpaper. Original front blank pastedown and both rear endpapers with some mild foxing but the rest of the book is nice and clean. The half title has had a previous owners name cut from the top of the page, about 1.2 inches deep but not affecting the printed lettering. Original publishers blue cloth with dark blue and gilt lettering and decoration by King to the front board and spine. The cloth is rubbed and the corners bumped. While clean and bright internally, the binding makes this just a good copy of this scarce and very beautiful book. (Colin White; Guide to the printed work of Jessie M. King. B29.ii.).

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Principia Ethica

      Cambridge: at the University Press,, 1903. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, edges uncut. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of Robert Reedman. Extremities just a little rubbed, but a very good copy. First edition, first impression, presentation copy to his sister, with the author's autograph inscription at the head of the half-title, "To Hettie with best love from George. Christmas, 1903". Moore's sister Henrietta (1872–1962) spent most of her adult life keeping house for her brothers, sisters and friends. She set up house with GEM in Richmond in 1908, but did not accompany him on his return to Cambridge in 1911. G. E. Moore inaugurated a new approach to ethical theory, in which an analytical concern with the structure of ethical concepts is sharply separated from debates about the substance of morality, an approach that was enormously influential during the twentieth century. Connected to the original nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group through his membership of the Apostles, "Moore was never himself a member … but if he took from them a profound, and perhaps exaggerated, sense of the value of friendship and art, they took from him the thought that lives dedicated to these values were indeed lives well spent. As Keynes later put it, Principia ethica provided them with their 'religion' (Keynes, 436)" (ODNB). Writing to Clive Bell in 1908, Virginia Woolf remarked, "I am climbing Moore like some industrious insect, who is determined to build a nest on top of a cathedral spire.

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        TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM (In Fine Original Unrestored 1903 Dust Jacket)

      London: Macmillan, 1903. Wells, H. G. TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM. London: Macmillan, 1903. First Edition. A Near Fine copy (blazing gilt, virtually no wear, moderate bio-predation to front cover, closed triangular tear to one page without loss of text) in A NEAR FINE ORIGINAL 1903 PUBLISHER'S DUST JACKET (a few chips to extremities, touch of soil, very minor blemishes but remarkable in its completeness and lack of restoration). This is the only copy of the dust jacket that we have seen or handled and it's a beauty. TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM contains 13 of Wells' best horror and fantasy short stories including the classic tales "Filmer," "The Magic Shop," "Valley Of The Spiders," "The Inexperienced Ghost," "The Truth About Pyecraft," and "The Stolen Body." In a new custom cloth slipcase with leather labels.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Carmina Sapphica

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press,, 1903. Octavo. Original stiff vellum, spine lettered in gold. Printed on Japanese vellum, with the initials printed in red, blue or gold. Pastedowns a little bubbled as usual, with vellum wraps bowing at the fore-edge. An excellent copy. First edition thus.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE DYNASTS (All 3 Volumes in Original Dust Jackets, EARLIEST ISSUE with integral 1903 Title Page in Volume One)

      London: Macmillan, 1903. Hardy, Thomas. THE DYNASTS: A Drama of the Napoleonic Wars, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, & One Hundred and Thirty Scenes. London: Macmillan, 1903-1906-1908. Three volumes. First Edition in publisher’s original green cloth. First issue of Volume One (1903 title page integral, only 103 copies at most printed, expert repair to front inner hinge), first British issue of Volume Two (title page a cancel as found in all British first editions; some 1905 titles were found among the American issue), First Issue of Volume Three. Very Good copies (a little worn at the edges) in Very Good examples of ALL THREE ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS (some light restoration to corners and spines). Very rare in the original dust jackets and as nice a set of the first issue as we’ve seen. Hardy’s interest in The Napoleonic Wars was most famously expressed in his 1880 novel THE TRUMPET MAJOR but also found expression in his poetry and here in his Magnum Opus, THE DYNASTS, which took him several decades of hard work to bring to fruition. THE DYNASTS is little read today but contains the best and most complete insight into of Hardy’s world-view (as hinted at in the last line of TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES when he invokes The President Of The Immortals as having finished his sport with Tess). Bookplate of distinguished previous owner on front paste-down all three volumes. Purdy pp. 119-135. . First Edition. Very Good/Very Good.

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        BERICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN PHYSIKALISCHEN GESELLSCHAFT in den Jahren 1904-1910 enthaltend Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft. Im Auftrage der Gesellschaft hrsg. v. Karl SCHEEL. 5.-12. Jg. und Halbmonatliches Literaturverzeichnis der "Fortschritte der Physik" dargestellt von der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft redigiert von K. Scheel u. R. Assmann

      Braunschweig, Vieweg 1903-1910.. 8 Bde. 8°. VI, 474; VI, 377, 438; VIII, 481, 444; VII, 711; IX, 797, 456; X, 1001; VII, 749, 450 u. VIII, 1102 S. Mit zahlr. Textabb. HLdr. d. Zt.m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Tit. gestemp. Von sehr guter Erhaltung. EA Mit hunderten Beiträgen in Erstdruck: 5. Jg. 1903. G. QUINCKE: Über Kristalle. A. WEHNELT. Über die Röntgenröhre mit veränderlichem Härtegrad. - 6. Jg. 1904. H. STARKE. Über die Elektrizitätsleitung in der Flamme. E. MARX: Über die Elekrizitätsleitung in der Flamme (Antwort auf die Erwiderung des Herrn STARKE.). A. VOLLER. Versuche über die zeitliche Abhnahem der Radioaktivität und über die Lebensdauer des Radiums im Zustande sehr feiner Verteilung. H. KRONE. Über Radioaktivität vom universellen Standpunkte aus. H. FRANKE. Schnelltelegraphensystem von SIEMENS & HALSKE. - 7. Jg. 1905. M. THIESEN. Über eine Methode zur Bestimmung der Schallgeschwindigkeit. I. TRAUBE. Über eine Methode zur Analyse von Wechselströmen. P. DRUDE. Über den Einfluß der Erde bei der drahtlosen Telegraphie. Nach Versuchen von J.S. SACHS. W. SEITZ. Über eine neue Art sehr weicher Röntgenstrahlen. E. MARX. Die Geschwindigkeit der Röntgenstrahlen. - 8. Jg. 1906. M. PLANCK. Das Prinzip der Relativität und die Grundgleichungen der Mechanik. Ders. Bemerkung über die Konstante des WIEN’schen Verschiebungsgesetzes. - 9. Jg. 1907. M. PLANCK. Wilhelm v. Bezold. M. PLANCK. Nachtrag zu der Besprechung der KAUFMANN’schen Ablenkungsmessungen. M. LAUE. Die Mitführung des Lichtes durch bewegte Körper nach dem Relativitätsprinzip. - 10 Jg. 1908. J. FRANCK u. R. POHL. Zur Frage nach der Geschwindigkeit de rRöntgenstrahlen. WIESSNER. Beitrag zur Bestimmung der Bahn des Lichtes. H. T. SIMON. Über neuere Methoden zur Erzeugung elektrischer Schwingungen und Bedeutung derselben für die drahtlose Telegraphie. M. PLANCK. Bermekungen zum Prinzip der Aktion und Reaktion in der allgemeinen Dynamik. O. WIENER. Über Farbenphotographie und verwandte naturwissenschaftliche Fragen. O. HAHN. Über eine neue Erscheinung bei der Aktivierung des Aktiniums. - 11. Jg. 1909. O. HAHN u. L. MEITNER. Eine neue Methode zur Herstellung radioaktiver Zerfallsprodukte; Thorium D, ein kurzlebiges Produkt des Thoriums. M. BRON. Über die Dynamik des Elektrons in der Kinematik des Relativitätsprinzips. A. EINSTEIN. Über die Entwicklung unserer Anschauungen über das Wesen und die Konstitution der Strahlung. A. SOMMERFELD. Über die Zusammensetzung der Geschwindigkeiten in der Reltativtheorie. K. KURZ. Die radioaktiven Stoffe in Erde und Luft als Ursache der durchdringenden Strahlung in der Atmosphäre. F. DESSAUER. Röntgenaufnahmen in kurzen Zeiten. - 12. Jg. 1910. F. KIEBITZ. Einige Versuche über schnelle Lichtbogenschwingungen. - F. BREISIG. Absolute Bestimmung der Dämpfung von Fernsprechleitungen durch Sprechversuche. - M. BORN. Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper. - J. WÜRSCHMIDT: Über die Anregbarkeit von Entladungsröhren mit Glühkathode und ihre Verwendbarkeit f.d. drahtlose Telegraphie. - O. HAHN. Über die Gesetzmäßigkeit bei der Emission von ß-Strahlen und über die Absorption derselben in Materie. - A. WIGAND. Erdmagnetische und luftelektrische Störungen in Halle beim Duchgang des HALLEYschen Kometen am 19. Mai 1910. - E. MEYER. Über die Struktur der ?-Strahlen. - W.v. IGNATOWSKY. Einige allgemeine Bemerkungen zum Relativitätsprinzip. - M. PLANCK. Die Stellung der neueren Physik zur mechanischen Naturanschauung. - R. W. WOOD. Photographie mit unsichtbaren Strahlen

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        Miniature Painters British and Foreign

      London: Dickinsons,, 1903. With some of account of those who practised in America in the eighteenth century. Illustrated by numerous examples selected from celebrated collections. In two volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (345 × 250 mm). Finely bound by Bickers & Son in brown morocco, titles and decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, elaborate panelled tooling to boards, decoration to turn-ins, green endpapers, top edges gilt. With 123 engravings. Spines a little dulled and rubbed, boards slightly marked, an excellent copy. Edition de luxe, one of 570 numbered copies, signed by the author.

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        Courtiers and Favourites of Royalty: Memoirs of the Court of France with Contemporary and Modern Illustrations Collected from the French National Archives

      Paris, Societe des Bibliophiles, New York, Merrill & Baker, 1903. Edition du Grand Trianon. Hardcover. Like New. A superior set, suitable for a gilt. Complete 20 volume set. Red 3/4 leather. Gold gilt spines. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine bindings and covers. Edition du Grand Trianon. Limited edition of 1000 copies, this is no. 144. TEG. <br><br>Includes: [v. 1-4] Memoirs of Madame Du Barri.--[v. 6-7] Memoirs [and correspondence] of Madame d&#39;Epinay, v. 2-3.--[v. 8-9] Memoirs of FoucheÌ&#129;.--[v. 10] History of Henry IV.--[v. 11-12] Memoirs of the Empress Josephine.--[v. 13-14] Memoirs of Marmontel.--[v. 15] Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz.--[v. 16-18] Memoirs of Duke de Richelieu.--[v. 19-20] Memoirs of Talleyrand. <br> <br> This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. <br> <br> See our pictures.

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        EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA. With Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

      John Murray Paul Belloni du Chaillu (1830s-1903) was a French-American traveller and anthropologist. He was sent in 1855 by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia to explore Africa, where he remained until 1859. On this expedition he observed many gorillas, and laid claim to the title of the first white person to see gorillas.  Here is the first edition.  This copy is bound in contemporary full leather with brown leather spine and corners over brown pebble grain leather boards with marbled page edges and endpapers.  With 73 black and white illustrations, including a folding frontispiece of a gorilla (the first ever of the animal) and a folding map at the rear.  Condition is good plus - sound but showing general wear to the corners, hinges, and spine.  The hinges tender but holding.  The contents are very good indeed - clean and bright with minor spotting confined to prelims.  The map and all illustrations are present.  It was on this expedition that Du Chaillu confirmed the existence of that "monstrous and ferocious ape, the gorilla." His work is one of the seminal pieces of early Central African exploration.  Du Chaillu's travels to Equatorial Africa were to an area previously unexplored by Europeans - the wooded region bordering the Equator, in the interior of Western Africa. It was on this journey that he was able to observe the habits of several remarkable species of animals found nowhere else and heretofore unknown. These included the gorilla, and Du Chaillu's famous engraving was the first published illustration of this remarkable animal.

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        Original watercolor scene of Venice by Noel Rooke and inscribed to Eric Gill

      1903. Fine. Noel Rooke. Noel Rooke. An attractive early watercolor by Noel Rooke of a view in Venice, with a wonderful association. It is inscribed by Rooke: "To AER Gill from Noel Rooke Venice 1903." Rooke (1881-1953) and Eric Gill (1882-1940) were fellow students at the Central School for Art and Design. Others in their class included Edward Johnston, Graily Hewitt, and T.J. Cobden-Sanderson. Eric Gill, of course, became a major figure of the arts and crafts of the 20th century, and is known for his calligraphy, type design, sculpture, and illustration. Noel Rooke, the son of T.M. Rooke, studio assistant to Edward Burne-Jones, was also an artist and wood engraver, and is now best known for the important role he played in the revival of modern wood engraving. They were both part of a group of influential practitioners of various crafts and artistic work in England who studied from and worked with each other. This painting would have been done while Rooke and Gill were still students at the Central School. It depicts several buildings as seen across the water. It is mainly in shades of blue, with white, light pink, brown, and grey also used. There is a light pencil sketch of a boat near the left margin of the painting. Painting is 7.5 x 11 inches. As matted and framed it is 11 x 15 inches. in fine condition. ORIGART/030513.

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      - New York - Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A relativelyrare complete set of The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Kensington Edition. With the author&#39;sillustrations includingplates to frontispiece,throughout, and further illustrations integrated with the text. [counted, all present]In thirty-two volumes complete. Volumes one to three: Vanity Fair, with the author&#39;sillustrations with sixteen plates to volume one, fourteen to volume two, and thirteen to volume three. Volumes four to six: The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy with the author&#39;sillustrations: nineteen plates to volume four, sixteen to volume five and sixteen to volume six. Volumes seven to nine: The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family edited by Arthur Pendennis with illustrations by Richard Doyle: eighteen plates to volume seven, sixteen plates to volume eight, seventeen plates to volume nine. Volumes ten and eleven: The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service of His Majesty Queen Anne, Written by Himself with illustrations by George Du Maurier: six plates to volume ten, five to volume eleven. Volumes twelve to fourteen: The Virginians A Tale of the Last Century with the author&#39;s illustrations: eighteen plates to volume twelve, seventeen to volume thirteen, fifteen to volume fourteen. Volumes fifteen and sixteen: The Adventures of Philip on his Way Through the World Shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him, and Who Passed Him By To Which is Prefixed a Genteel Story with illustrations by Frederick Walker and the author: ten plates to volume fifteen, eleven to volume sixteen. Volume seventeen: The Paris Sketchbook of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh with the author&#39;s illustrations: thirteen plates. Volume eighteen: The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. Written by Himself with a plate to frontispiece. Volume nineteen: The History of Samuel Titmarch and the Great hoggarty Diamond - The Memoirs of Mr. C. J. Yellowplush with the author&#39;s illustrations: seventeen plates. Volume twenty: The Irish Sketchbook of 1842 with the author&#39;s illustrations: two plates. Volume twenty-one: Sketches and Travels in London - Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo with illustrations by the author: integrated with text and a plate to frontispiece. Volume twenty-two: The Book of Snobs - Character Sketches - Stories with illustrations by the author: integrated with text and a plate to frontispiece. Volume twenty-three: Burlesques - Novels by Eminent Hands, Jeames&#39;s Diary, Adventures of Major Gahagan, A Legend of the Rhine and Rebecca and Rowena with illustrations by the author and by Richard Doyle: nine plates. Volume twenty-four: The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarch - Mrs. Perkin&#39;s Ball, Our Street, Dr. Birch, The Kicklebury&#39;s on the Rhine and The Rose and the Ring with illustrations by the author: seventy-four plates. Volume twenty-five: Ballads and Tales: with a plate to frontispiece. Volume twenty-six: The Four Georges - The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century - Reviews George Cruikshank John Leech with portraits: seventeen plates. Volume twenty-seven: Roundabout Papers - Little Travels and Roadside Sketches with the author&#39;s illustrations: five plates. Volume twenty-eight: Denis Duval - Lovel the Widower - The Wolves and the Lamb - The Second Funeral of Napoleon with illustrations by the author and by Frederick Walker: eleven plates. Volume twenty-nine: Catherine: A Story - The Fitz-Boodle Papers - Taleswith the author&#39;s illustrations: six plates. Volume thirty: Miscellaneous Essays Sketches and Reviews with a plate to frontispiece. Volume thirty-one: Contributions to Punch (Not Previously Reprinted) with the author&#39;s illustrations integrated with text. Volume thirty-two: Letters of Thackeray to Mrs. Brookfield - Drawings and Caricatures - A List of Thackeray&#39;s Characters - Alphabetical List of the Contents of the Kensington Edition: thirteen plates. &#39;The Kensington Edition was designed to present the works of Thackeray as it may be assumed the.

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        Uitlanders and Colonists who fought for the Flag, 1899, 1900

      Pritchard Street, Johannesburg: The Goch Studio A series of 110 first class collotype photographs, illustrating life with The Imperial Light Horse and other South African Volunteer Regiments. In contemporary red cloth, beveled edges, blind tooling, embossed titles, a couple of small stains, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Spine has no title. Internally, pink endpapers, hinges professionally strengthened, ink inscription to fep (Hester Powell from her affectionate Cousin S Poole, Cheviot Natal South Africa Christmas 1903), not dated but c1900/01, not paginated, with the original tissue guards for each leaf, [4], 29 leaves of plates, 2 of which are double, 1 which has been professionally strengthened at fold, 110 images of soldiers going to War, some offsetting from red cloth to margins of a few leaves at end but not detracting. Regiments include, Imperial Light Horse, Bethune&#39;s Mounted Infantry, Natal Carabineers, South Africa Light Horse, Border Mounted Rifles, Natal Field Artillery, Brabant&#39;s Horse etc etc, Oblong 27.5*21 cm. Very rare no listing at COPAC, WorldCat shows a copy ay Melbourne and a South Africa institution only!

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        Paris, La Mer

      - Paris: [Mabileau & Co.], 1903. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition apart from some overall slight soiling. 14 3/4 x 31 5/8 inches. 17 5/8 x 35 1/8 inches. In the first International Harmsworth Trophy Competition of 1903, the English Napier motorboat beat the French motorboat, driven by M. Charley and powered by a Mercedes motor, in a race from Paris to Trouville. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and airplanes. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

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        The Genius of J. M. W. Turner, R.A

      London, Paris and New York: Offices of &#39;The Studio&#39;, 1903. Quarto. (11 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches). Mounted coloured frontispiece, one 2pp. facsimile autograph letter, numerous plates (15 coloured), the majority after Turner. (Occasional spotting). Contemporary brown morocco gilt by Cedric Chivers of Bath, the covers with a gilt-ruled border, the upper cover with a central circular inset vellucent panel featuring the title in blue within a shaped art nouveau border of stylised rose blooms amd foliage, the inset panel surrounded by gilt tooling to an art nouveau design with flowing gilt lines, rose flower-heads and small hearts, the flat spine with an overall design using the same rose and small heart tools with the title in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. A &#39;Studio special number&#39; on Turner in a fine binding by one of the great British binders of the time. Chivers developed the vellucent technique in about 1903: a drawing is produced on paper, attached to the boards of the binding and then covered (and protected) by a layer of transparent vellum. The present example very successfully combines the possibilities offered by the vellucent technique with the traditional discipline of gilt tooling. The Studio , an important magazine devoted to the arts, would periodically offer &#39;special numbers&#39;, often monographs on individual artists, as here. The present work, edited by Holmes, is made up from a group of four essays on different aspects of Turner&#39;s genius by Robert de la Sizeranne ("The oil-paintings of Turner"), Walter Shaw Sparrow (Turner&#39;s monochromes and early water-colours" and "The later water-colours") and C.F. Bell ("Turner and his engravers").

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        The Works of Thackeray

      Scibner's New York: Scibner&#39;s, 1903. Kensington Edition, 1903-1904. Limited #100/100, printed on Japan paper. Incomplete set, only 30 of 32 volumes. Vols 26 and 27 missing. Tan colored paper boards with art vellum spines and corners. Pages untrimmed. Good Plus condition with spines slightly soiled. Spine of Vol 8 is yellowed; foxing to spines of Vols 17-21 and 23-25. Boards slightly soiled with very light foxing to boards of several vols; foxing to top edges. Bindings loosening with hinge cracks in several vols. Vol 3: .5" portion of first blankpage in rear cut out. Vol 12: Water mark to top edge of front board; 2" tear to rear joint; erased pencil mrkings to last two blnk pages in rear. Vol 32 : Water spots and marks on rear board. Due to weight of set, extra postge will be required.. Limited/Numbered. Hard Cover. Illus. by Thackeray.

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        Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries

      Glasgow,: 1903 -, 1905.. 12 volumes, octavo, illustrated throughout with maps (many folding), proof impressions of the plates; a few scuffs but an excellent set in the original quarter parchment gilt over blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others uncut. A fine set of the famous Maclehose edition of Hakluyt. This handsome production reprints the second and best edition of Hakluyt's magnum opus, a classic of travel literature, the first English collection of voyages, and one of the gems of Elizabethan letters.Hakluyt himself was the first lecturer on modern geography and one of the leading spirits of Elizabethan maritime expansion (PMM). The work is devoted to American discoveries and the British colonisation of America, and although published a few years before the Dutch voyage of the Duyfken to the west coast of Cape York in 1605, it is significant that by the time of the revised second edition, Hakluyt was able to include the first tentative forays of the English into the South Seas, whether round Cape Horn or through the Straits of Magellan. As a result, Hakluyt's book represents the pinnacle of Elizabethan geography, but is also among the earliest published works on British expansion into the Pacific.The final part, originally published in 1600, includes most of the New World material, not only cataloguing many of the early American discoveries, but also representing the cusp of early voyages into the Pacific, notably in the section entitled "A Catalogue of divers English voyages, some intended and some performed to the Streights of Magellan, the South Sea... to the headland of California, and to the Northwest...". Printed here are not only reports of the voyages of Drake and several of his compatriots, there is an early account of the important 1586 voyage of Thomas Cavendish, and discussions of major voyages which were destined for the South Seas but failed to round Cape Horn, including those of Edward Fenton (intended for China), Robert Withrington, and the failed 1591 second voyage of Cavendish.The Maclehose edition is considered the finest modern edition of Hakluyt. It was published as the first twelve numbers of the "Extra Series" of the Hakluyt Society. This is the deluxe issue, from an edition of 100 copies, without the limitation leaf (apparently so issued).

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        English Literature. An Illustrated Record

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903., 1903. 4 volumes bound in 8. Octavo. Contemporary half red morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines, marbled boards with gilt rule and marbled end papers, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Abundantly illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographic plates. Bookplate to paste downs. Binding a little rubbed and slightly dusty. A very good, strong set.

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        The Birds of North America

      New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1903. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. IIn addition to writing, printing, painting, and studying nature, Jacob Studer (1840 - 1904) founded the Board of Trade in Columbus, Ohio. This folio volume includes 119 colored artistic plates, originally drawn by Theodore Jasper for an earlier edition, which represent different species drawn and colored from nature. The book includes "a copious text giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics, based on observations made in the field by the most eminent writers on ornithology." The text and illustrations are prefaced by a systematic table and index arranged according to the classification adopted by The American Ornithologists&#39;; Union. Bound in three quarter maroon leather with black cloth boards and gilt title to spine and front board. Large chip to foot of spine, front joint is starting, rubbing to boards, and minor wear to edges. Light browning to margins and occasional spots of foxing, otherwise the interior is clean and bright. 182 pages plus 119 plates and index. NAT/110609.

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      London: Vale Press, 1903. ONE OF 10 COPIES ON VELLUM (in addition to 240 copies on paper). Hardcover. 240 x 150 mm (9 1/4 x 6"). liii, [i] pp. ONE OF 10 COPIES ON VELLUM (in addition to 240 copies on paper). Original limp vellum, flat spine divided into panels by thick and thin gilt rules, gilt titling, ENTIRELY UNOPENED. Opening page with white vine initial, large (111 x 68 mm.) woodcut of a Vestal Virgin, and full border, the side panels with a floral motif, the top with a small urn, and the bottom panel with an oval medallion containing the head of a Gorgon, the composition by Charles Ricketts. Printed in red and black in the Vale type. Ricketts, p. xxx; Franklin, p. 205; Ransom, p. 437; Tompkinson, p. 171. A PRISTINE COPY, obviously never read. This desirable item features a very intriguing feminist aunt-and-niece writing team, along with printing and design work by the artisan that Franklin considers closest to William Morris in artistic ability. "Michael Field" was the pseudonym adopted by poet Katharine Harris Bradley (1846-1914) and her niece Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913), who together aspired "to write great verse tragedies based on historical subjects, calling up the male Elizabethan tradition and eschewing modern realism." (DNB) Their subject here is the third century Roman empress Julia Domna, wife of Severus, mother of emperors Geta and Caracalla, and one of the most intellectually gifted and politically influential of all Roman empresses. The drama is typical of the work done by Bradley and Cooper, who issued much of what they produced in private press editions, including multiple titles with their friend Ricketts. Although without a bookplate, the present item comes from the unmatched collection of Vale Press books assembled by Arts and Crafts patron Laurence Hodson. The only other copy we could trace in the marketplace of our special vellum "Julia Domna" was offered by Quaritch in 1960 (for $42).

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        The Writings and Speeches

      Boston, Little, Brown, & Company,, 1903. National Edition. Illustrated with Portraits and Plates. 18 volumes, large octavo (240 × 157 mm). Bound in recent blue morocco, spines lettered gilt in two compartments, others with gilt motifs between gilt bands, covers with two-line gilt rules, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. Frontispieces, engraved additional titles and 74 plates, portraits, facsimiles, etc. printed on japon paper, all with tissue guards with captions printed in red. A fine set. National Edition, limited to 1050 copies only, of which this is no. 987. A lavish edition preserving the legacy of Daniel Webster (1782&#150;1852), U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. Famed for his ability as an orator, Webster was one of the most important figures in US politics in the first half of the 19th century. In Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, James Stewart&#39;s character is astonished to find out he will be sitting in the same seat where Daniel Webster once sat.

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        The Essex House Song Book

      London: Essex House Press, 1903. Unbound, in the original parts, published between 1903-1905. Part One - &#39;Songs of Praise&#39;, vii, [1], i-xxiii, [1], 40pp; Part Two - &#39;Songs of the Sea&#39;, 24pp; Part Three - &#39;Songs of Loyalty and the Love of the Land&#39;, 44pp; Part Four - &#39;Rounds and Catches&#39;, 32pp; Part Five - &#39;Songs of the Country and the Tilling of the Soil&#39;, 52pp; Part Six - &#39;The Songs of Sport&#39;, 28pp; Part Seven - &#39;Songs of the Tavern and the Vine&#39;, 20pp; Part Eight - &#39;Workshop Songs or Songs of the Craft&#39;, 24pp; Part Nine - &#39;Songs of Comradeship, Love and Courtship&#39;, 76pp and Part 10 - &#39;Miscellany of Song, in Which are Included Songs of the Universities and Songs of Pure Nonsense&#39;, 60pp. Unbound in the original green buckram folders, lettered to upper cover in black and numbered to foot of spines. Externally very minor wear, one or two covers lightly foxed. Internally, occasional light foxing, slightly heavier to the divisional title of part three, but generally quite bright and clean. One of two hundred on paper (with another five on vellum), this is number fifty-six. Printed in red and black, with the musical notation by Paul Woodroffe. Uncommon. First Edition. Disbound. Good+. 8vo. Limited Edition.

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        The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster. The works include Biographical Memoir of the Public Life of Webster, by Edward and William Everett, as well as Essays, Speeches, etc

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1903., 1903. The National Edition, Limited to 1050 copies of which this No.633. Complete in 18 volumes, large 8vo. A sound and clean set in publisher&#39;s original rose cloth with gilt titles to spines, author&#39;s signature stamped in gilt to uppers, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Illustrated with portrait and plates with entitled tissue guards. Very light rubbing to extremities. A handsome set of the works of this important Statesman and Lawyer.

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        Happy England

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1903. rebound in half green leather with vellum over boards; gilt and red decoration to the front board; raised bands and gilt to spine. Gilt to the upper edges. Illustrated throughout with full colour plates with printed tissue guards. Faint shelfwear to the leather; small strip of browning to the upper edge of the front baord.. First Edition. Half Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Helen Allingham. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      London: A.H. Bullen, 1903.. Green cloth and boards, paper spine label, edges rough-trimmed. Edges and end leaves foxed, lower corner bumped, a couple scratched to label, else very good. First edition, British issue. One of 970 copies, from a total edition of 1490 copies that also included 520 copies with the U.S. imprint. With Lady Gregory&#39;s bookplate. Inscribed in the month of publication: "Lady Gregory from her friend WB Yeats May 9, 1903." A collection of Yeats&#146;s essays on art and literature (including those on William Blake) collected from their previous appearances in periodicals, 1895 - 1902. Lady Gregory recorded the circumstances of her first meeting with Yeats, and the birth of a friendship central to modern Irish literary history in &#39;Our Irish Theatre&#39;: "On one of those days at Duras in 1898, Mr. Edward Martyn, my neighbour, came to see the Count (de Basterot), bringing with him Mr.Yeats, whom I did not then know very well, though I cared for his work very much and had already, through his directions, been gathering folk- lore. They had lunch with us, but it was a wet day, and we could not go out. After a while I thought the Count wanted to talk to Mr. Martyn alone; so I took Mr. Yeats to the office where the steward used to come to talk, ­less about business I think than of the Land War or the state of the country, or the last year&#39;s deaths and marriages from Kinvara to the headland of Aughanish. We sat there through that wet afternoon, and though I had never been at all interested in theatres, our talk turned on plays. Mr. Martyn had written two, The Heather Field and Maeve. They had been offered to London managers, and now he thought of trying to have them produced in Germany where there seemed to be more room for new drama than in England. I said it was a pity we had no Irish theatre where such plays could be given. Mr. Yeats said that had always been a dream of his, but he had of late thought it an impossible one, for it could not at first pay its way, and there was no money to be found for such a thing in Ireland. We went on talking about it, and things seemed to grow possible as we talked, and before the end of the afternoon we had made our plan. We said we would collect money, or rather ask to have a certain sum of money guaranteed. We would then take a Dublin theatre and give a performance of Mr. Martyn&#39;s Heather Field and one of Mr. Yeats&#39;s own plays, &#39;The Countess Cathleen&#39;. I offered the first guarantee of £25." WADE 46.

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        Arthurian Tetrology: The Story of King Arthur; The Story of The Champions; The Story of Sir Launcelot; The Holy Grail

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1903-1910. First editions, first printings.. Hardcover. Fine. Four 4to volumes, all in original mustard-color cloth with spines and upper bards blocked in black, red and gilt., With black and white illustrations by Howard Pyle. This is essentially a near fine set. Volume 2 (The Champions of the Round Table), has light soil on the upper board and s bit of wear to the spine tips; Volume 3 (Sit Launcelot) has an inner hinge neatly and nearly invisibly mended; otherwise the volumes are near fine and bright. Volume one has a 1905 neat ownership name. Pyle&#39;s quintessential treatment of King Arthur. "The books are lavishly decorated with Beardsleyesque headpieces, tail pieces, and full-page pen-and-ink drawings featuring enigmatic ladies, neo-Gothic furnishings and complexly patterned dress and armor."--so does Muriel Whitaker describe this set in the Arthurian Encyclopedia. Gaines C-17, 19, 21 & 27.

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        [CAXTON AT HIS PRESS (Original Etching)]

      [Np]. 1903.. Original etching (plate 55 x 31.5 cm, plus ample margins). Formerly carelessly matted and framed. Very slightly toned through former mat diecut, old framing holes along extreme edges of margins, with strip of adhesive residue in right margin not approaching image, else very good. A variant state of Bicknell&#39;s fine etching after Howard Pyle&#39;s painting of Caxton at his press, identified in an earlier hand as state three. The etching was originally commissioned by the Bibliophile Society as one of five etchings to follow up on their edition of Dibdin&#39;s BIBLIOMANIA ..., and in that form was limited to 302 impressions, signed both in the plate by Pyle and Bicknell, and again in pencil by both. This state lacks the obtrusive Bibliophile Society logo in the lower margin, and is signed in pencil only by Bicknell.

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        Das Mineralreich. Mit vielen Text-Illustrationen. 73 Farbentafeln, 14 Lichtdrucktafeln und 4 Kunstdrucktafeln

      Stuttgart: Fritz Lehmann,, 1903. first edition, large quarto, (text) [iv], 440 pp. with figures and small illustrations in text, in later cloth + has all 91 plates (counting the plate on two sheets as one) loose in a cloth folder, most are color and almost all with printed tissue guard sheets including the frontispiece that is confusingly numbered as 87; library book plates and markings including hand stamps at margins of the image side of plates, a few guards tattered or torn but no text lost, the frontis. lacks a tip far from image, complete but good+ only. Photos available upon request.

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        Das Mineralreich - Band I: Text / Band II: Tafeln, 2 Bände (= alles),

      Stuttgart, Fritz Lehmann, 1903,. Erstausgabe, 4°, IV, 440 S. mit vielen Text-Illustrationen und den losen Tafeln: 73 chromolithographische Farbentafeln, 14 Lichtdrucktafeln und 4 Kunstdrucktafeln, Halbleder-Einband mit goldener Deckel- und Rückenbeschriftung, Rundumrotschnitt, die Tafeln in einer Halbleder-Flügelschatulle in gleicher Ausstattung, Zustand: Textband: oberes Kapital mit 2cmx1cm Fehlstelle, Lederkanten beschabt, ein Rundstempel und eine handschriftliche Nummer auf Vorsatzseite, ein Rundstempel auf Titelseite. Die Schatulle mit den Tafeln: die vordere Rückenkanten oben ca. 10cm, die hintere oben ca. 2 cm angebrochen, Leder stellenweise deutlich beschabt, sonst gut, die Tafeln jeweils rückseitig mit einem Rundstempel, ansonsten komplett und sehr gut erhalten. (spe)

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        Collection of 46 Salesman&#39;s Sample Books (with) Several Extra Copies

      Interesting collection of salesman&#39;s samples, used often by door-to-door canvassers who represented publishers&#39; wares; mostly 19th century American and includes: Life of P.T. Barnum; John Sherman&#39;s Recollections of forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet; Dwight Moody His Life and Labors (2); The Encyclopedia Britannica 10th edition 1903; The Lindberghs the Dramatic Story of a Distinguished Family; T. Dewitt Talmage His Life and Work; Life of Gen. Ben Harrison by Gen. Lew Wallace also Life of Hon. Levi P. Morton; Our Wonderful Progress; Shep&#39;s Giant Library; "Billy" Sunday the Man and His Message; The Family Library of British Poetry; Denmark, Norway and Sweden by William Eleroy Curtis; Queenly Women Crowned and Uncrowned; Life and Distinguished Services of Wm. McKinley; The True Story of Our National Calamity of Fire, Flood and Tornado (2); Our Martyr Presidents Lincoln Garfield McKinley; Will Rogers Ambassador of Good Will Prince of Wit and Wisdom (2); Photographs of the Great Spanish-American War (with) copy of the book; Memorial Life of William McKinley; The Illustrious Life and Work of Warren G. Harding; San Francisco&#39;s Great Disaster (2); Morris&#39; Story of the Great Earthquake of 1908 and other historic disasters; The Beautiful Life of Jesus; Zell&#39;s Encyclopedia (2); The Writings of Mark Twain; What Can a Woman Do; The Blue Coats and How They Lived Fought and Died for the Union; The Great Chicago Theatre Disaster; James G. Blaine A Study of His Life and Career; The Light of the World or Our Savior in Art; 1896 The Great Campaign or Political Struggles of Parties, Leaders and Issues; Sunshine and Shadow in New York; The Life of General U.S. Grant; Moody His Words Work and Workers; Thirty Years in Washington by Mrs. John A. Logan; Forward with Roosevelt; Men and Issues of &#39;92; The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table; The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters; Abraham Lincoln by Stoddard; History of the Spanish-American War; The Home Educator; Christmas Stories for Mother&#39;s Darlings; Shepp&#39;s Library of Fine Art; The Greater Republic by Morris (U.S.); The War Between Russia and Japan; Mr. World and Miss Church-Member; The Queen of Republics (U.S.); Collier&#39;s Encyclopedia prospectus; Mother James&#39; Key to Good Cooking; Crown Jewels or Gems of Literature Art and Music; The Growing World, or Progress of Civilization; The Story of the Philippines by Halstead; History of the Johnstown Flood The History of the San Francisco Disaster and Mount Vesuvius Horror; Bound in one, illustrated with chromos & other illust.: Mother Goose, The Child&#39;s Story of Our Country, The Model 20th Century Speaker, The World Encyclopedia (and) Bound in one, illustrated with chromos & other illust.: The New Book of Alphabet and Rhyme; Stories About Children; True Stories of Our Presidents; The Wonderful Story of Christ and His Apostles; The Best Literature of England and America; (and) Bound in one, illustrated with chromos & other illust.: Little Folks&#39; Bible Alphabet; Dainty Work for Dainty People; Child Life in All Nations; The New Century Speaker and Writer; The Young Peoples Bible; Marvelous History of the World&#39;s Great Nations (and) Bound in one, illustrated with chromos & other illust.: Funny Stories and Jolly Plays; True Stories of Great Americans; Historical Stories of American Pioneer Life; Famous Authors and the Best Literature of England and America; mostly hardcovers, couple of leather & softcovers, some edge, tips wear and rubbing; couple of the combined-books samples&#39; cloth cases coming apart; all in generally good condition; telling the story of the publishing and business sales techniques for selling books to the public, mostly of 19th century America and an interesting record of the decorative cloth and other bindings available for purchase. . Hard Cover. Good.

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        The African Colony Studies in the Reconstruction

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons. Fine. 1903. First Edition. Hard Back. First Edition, Fine, Includes two maps; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

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        The Persian Problem

      London: Isbister and Company Limited,, 1903. An examination of the rival positions of Russia and Great Britain in Persia with some account of the Persian Gulf and Bagdad Railway. Octavo, original sand buckram, title gilt to spine and upper board, top edge gilt, others uncut. Folding map frontispiece and 2 full-page maps to the text, 2 as plates, 23 plates. 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. First and only edition. Important regional study of the Persian 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.

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        The Novels and Stories of Ivan Turgenieff. The Works include: Memoirs of a Sportsman, The Jew, Virgin Soil, Fathers and Children, Rudin: A Romance, A Nobleman&#39;s Nest, The Brigadier, A Reckless Character, Spring Freshets and Other Stories, The Diary of a Superfluous Man, First Love, On the Eve, Smoke, Phantoms and Other Stories.... Translated from the Russian by E. Hapgood. Introduction by Henry james

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1903., 39. Complete in 16 volumes; large 8vo. Finely bound in recent brown half morocco with two maroon title labels and gilt to spines, brown cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece to each volume. A beautiful set.

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      Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1903.. Linen over boards, paper label on upper cover. Cloth a bit foxed, some cloth bubbling on upper board, some tanning and modest soiling, otherwise very good. First edition. One of 325 copies printed. Inscribed in the month of publication: "Miss Horniman from her friend the writer, August 22nd 1903." Although Wade notes copies were finished in mid-July, formal publication occurred in August, and Yeats later commented to John Quinn that this was "the first book of mine that it is a pleasure to look at - a pleasure whether open or shut." Horniman, the daughter of a wealthy tea merchant, joined the Order of the Golden Dawn in January 1890, the context in which she first met Yeats. Horniman resigned from the Order in February of 1903, and began to devote her time and energy to the Irish Theatre. She designed and made the costumes for the first production of THE KING&#39;S THRESHOLD, and Yeats&#146;s presentation on the aims of the Irish National Dramatic Society that accompanied the first performances of the play in early October 1903 solidified her decision to act as a significant financial backer of the Society. She also served, for a time, as Yeats&#146;s amanuensis. For a substantial account of her connection with him, see pp. 709-713 of LETTERS III. WADE 49. MILLER 1.

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      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited / New York: The Macmillan Company,. 1903. original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g.. Cloth lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel, corner tips and. along outer joints, some light scattered foxing to front endpapers, a. very good, externally bright and attractive copy. Housed in cloth. folder and quarter maroon morocco slipcase (spine panel a bit rubbed. and nicked). A superb association copy. (#80372). First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Wells on recto of half title leaf to fellow author Joseph Conrad: "To Joseph Conrad / this mixture / from H. G. Wells." Conrad and Wells, contemporaries and successful authors of fiction whose layered depths have helped it to endure, were friends and, for a time, neighbors on the coast of Kent. The Polish immigrant was particularly grateful for the favorable notice he had received from Wells of his early work, and he dedicated THE SECRET AGENT to Wells. But they had very different backgrounds, temperaments and philosophies. "From early on in the relationship the two men were really working to convert each other -- Conrad to make Wells into a more traditional and less political writer, Wells to make Conrad a Fabian, a socialist, or at least a republican who could use his knowledge of the depths of men to illuminate possible future worlds." - Smith, H. G. Wells: Desperately Mortal, p. 163. The two corresponded, but most of Wells&#39; letters have disappeared, making inscribed material such as this all the more valuable. See Smith, pp. 161- 7, especially 164 (presenting this book) and 167 (analysis of their relationship). A collection of thirteen science fiction and fantasy stories including "Filmer," one of Wells&#39;s finest stories, "The Valley of the Spiders," "The Inexperienced Ghost," "The New Accelerator," The Stolen Body," and "A Dream of Armageddon." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1680. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2336. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 29. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 227. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1967-72. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-248. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15097. Currey, p. 526. Hammond C5. Wells 23. Wells Society 23.

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        The Fireside Edition of the Complete Works of Charles Dickens. With illustrations by Cruikshank, &#39;Phiz,&#39; &c. [complete in 22 volumes]

      London : Chapman & Hall, and H. Frowde, 1903-07, 1903. Complete Edition. Description: 22v. illus. ; 19cm. Contents: [v.1] Sketches by Boz. --[v.2] The Pickwick papers. --[v.3] Oliver Twist. --[v.4] Nicholas Nickleby. --[v.5] The old curiosity shop. --[v.6] American notes. Features from Italy. --[v.7] Barnaby Rudge. --[v.8] A child&#39;s history of England. --[v.9] Christmas books. --[v.10] Martin Chizzlewit. --[v.11] Hard times. Hunted down. Holiday romance. George Silverman&#39;s explanation. --[v.12] A tale of two cities. --[v.13] Dombey and son. --[v.14] David Copperfield. --[v.15] Reprinted pieces. The lamplighter. To be read at dusk. Sunday under three head. --[v.16] Bleak house. --[v.17] Little Dorrit. --[v.18] Great expectations. --[v.19] Christmas stories. --[v.20] Our mutual friend. --[v.21] The uncommerical traveller. --[v.22] Master Humphrey&#39;s clock. The mystery of Edwin Drood. Subjects: Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) -- Collected works -- English literature -- 19th century. English literature -- Illustrations -- Illustrated works -- 19th century -- Cruikshank, George, (1792-1878) -- Browne, Hablot Knight (1815-1882). 22 volumes finely bound in gilt-blocked ruby leather. Gilt tooling to spine compartments. Top edges gilt. With red silk ribbons. Varying degrees of light edge wear around the spine extremities. Otherwise this set is in an uncommonly good condition. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        The Works

      London: George Allen,, 1903&#150;12. Edited by E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. 39 volumes, octavo (240 × 162 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, matching cloth boards, plain endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispieces and plates, numerous text illustrations, and facsimiles. Bookplate to front pastedowns, spines a little marked and faded, an excellent set. The definitive Library Edition, limited to 2,062 copies, of which 2,000 were for sale. "The apogee of Ruskin&#39;s immediate influence was marked by the decision to publish a monumental Library Edition of his complete works &#133; Although biographically reticent and presenting a liberal version of Ruskin &#133;, this [edition] became the foundation for future Ruskin scholarship" (ODNB).

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        Les Jockeys Camoufles

      Paris: La Belle Edition. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, one of only 300 numbered copies on verge d&#39;Arches (out of a total edition of 343), with five plates by Henri Matisse illustrating three poems by Pierre Reverdy. Often considered Matisse&#39;s first illustrated book, Les Jockeys Camoufles actually contains drawings made previously by Matisse between 1903-1917. A beautifully printed book with text in four colors. Les Jockeys Camoufles. Trois Poemes par Monsieur Pierre Reverdy. Agrementes de cinq dessins inedits de Henri Matisse. Paris: La Belle Edition, (1918). Quarto, original wrappers, original glassine. Slight toning to edges of wrappers, small tear to original glassine. In outstanding condition. Rare.

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      1903. Good. CONRAD, Joseph. TYPHOON AND OTHER STORIES. London: William Heinemann, 1903. First edition, first issue. 2 pp. publisher&#39;s ads + 304 pp. 8vo., black cloth stamped in gilt. Corners bumped, moderate shelfwear. Spine slightly rolled. Personal armorial bookplate to front pastedown, ink ownership to front flyleaf. Minor occasional foxing. Rear joint slightly tender. Good overall.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Typhoon and Other Stories

      London: William Heinemann, 1903 First edition, first issue. Original publisher&#39;s dark gray cloth, spine lettered in gilt, gilt design to front cover. 32 page catalog at rear. An excellent copy; a small wrinkle to the head of the spine, mild offsetting and light foxing to endpapers, else a fine copy. Uncommon in this condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      [probably New York, 1903. Probably ONE OF 26 COPIES. Hardcover. 318 x 238 mm (12 1/2 x 9 3/8"). 1 p.l. (title), [89] unnumbered leaves, printed on one side only. Probably ONE OF 26 COPIES. NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR OLIVE BROWN COSWAY-STYLE MOROCCO BY RIVIERE & SON (stamp-signed on front turn-in) ADORNED WITH A TOTAL OF 14 VERY FINE OVAL MINIATURES PAINTED ON IVORY UNDER GLASS, ALMOST CERTAINLY BY MISS C. B. CURRIE, covers bordered by three plain and decorative gilt rules, upper cover with very large central gilt lozenge formed by flowers, volutes, acanthus leaves, and many small tools, the lozenge containing AT CENTER AN OVAL PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF LONGFELLOW (approximately 72 mm. tall), this SURROUNDED BY SIX OVAL MINIATURES OF SCENES FROM THE POEM (each approximately 58 mm. tall), and AN ADDITIONAL FOUR MINIATURES of the same size set in as cornerpieces, surrounded by gilt flourishes and small tools; lower cover with large triangular gilt centerpiece set with THREE ADDITIONAL MINIATURES, two of them views, the other a larger portrait of Evangeline in her nun&#39;s habit; raised bands, spines lavishly gilt in compartments filled with volutes, acanthus leaves, and small tools framing a central flower, gilt turn-ins, vellum endpapers, edges untrimmed. In a suede-lined maroon morocco fitted pull-off case. RICHLY ILLUMINATED THROUGHOUT BY JOHN H. TEARLE, with beautiful foliated initials in colors and burnished gold, most of them having leafy extensions, elaborate head- and tailpieces, and with a manuscript title page featuring a three-quarter border of acanthus leaves, flowers, and berries as well as WITH AN OVAL MINIATURE (approximately 70 mm. across) of a woodland scene (a second similar scene of a country churchyard appearing later in the text decoration). Front pastedown with armorial bookplates of Albert Henry Wiggin and Lynde Selden (see below). A typed key laid in at the front citing the lines of the poem that are depicted in the miniatures. The Magnificent Library of Phoebe A. D. Boyle, #179. Slight (inevitable) humpbacked bowing to boards, paint a bit flaked on title page (and with very minor flaking elsewhere), naturally occurring variations in the grain of the vellum, otherwise A MAGNIFICENT COPY, the colors rich, the gold luminous, and THE BINDING IN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE CONDITION. This is the most elaborate and visually impressive Cosway-style binding we have ever seen, and it was both produced and owned by persons of distinction. The size of the volume allows for a remarkable number of miniatures, a fact that sets it apart from all but a handful of Cosway bindings, which are almost always considerably smaller. Just one of the 14 oval miniatures is the customary portrait of the author traditionally used in Cosway bindings, while all the other miniatures here depict scenes from Longfellow&#39;s Acadian epic, including: the young Evangeline tending her cows, three paintings showing the houses and cottages of the Acadians, two scenes of the beautiful wilderness of Canada, a dramatic scene of the village being burned, a priest leading the inhabitants of an Indian village in prayer, a happy family gathered around their grandfather, a dramatic confrontation with Redcoats, a city street with a night watchman, the cemetery where our heroine was laid to rest, and a full-length portrait of Evangeline in the habit of a Sister of Mercy. The paintings are very finely done, and the level of their aesthetic achievement strongly suggests that they are the work of Miss C. B. Currie. The distinctive style of the brush strokes clearly matches that seen in her other work. The ultimate authority on this subject, Stephen Ratcliffe, who knows the binding well, has testified in person that it is without a doubt Currie&#39;s work. The earliest Cosway bindings were executed by Currie, who is known to have worked for Sotheran for 30 years until her death in 1940. Most of her early productions, like the present one, were unsigned. The binding work was invariably done, as here, by Riviere. The magnificently decorated vellum interior comprises an appropriate complement to the binding: the text is beautifully enhanced with the fanciful illuminations of John H. Tearle (b. 1868), well known for his work in paint and gold decoration in a vaguely Medieval style. (The conjectural time and place of the production of the text come from ABPC, which records four copies of an illuminated version of "Evangeline" done by Tearle, printed on vellum in New York by De Vinne in 1903, and issued in an edition of 26 copies.) Our copy was in the outstanding collection of fine bindings, vellum printings, and other private press books owned by Phoebe Boyle and sold at Anderson Galleries in 1923; according to that catalogue, this is a "unique copy." Any item from the Boyle collection, which was put together with great taste and discrimination, is universally recognized as desirable beyond its intrinsic merit. The book subsequently passed into the hands of New York financier Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951) and his son-in-law, American Express vice-chairman Lynde Selden. Wiggin began to collect bindings and fore-edge paintings in 1945, and soon amassed a collection surpassed only by that of Estelle Doheny. Our copy was offered by J. N. Bartfield at the 2007 San Francisco Book Fair for $95,000 and purchased at that time by the person who sold it to us. Prior to that, the book had not been in the marketplace for many years (ABPC listings since 1975 show no record of its being offered for sale). Given the size, the condition, the visually arresting appearance, the combination of painterly and decorative skills involved in its embellishment, and the distinguished provenance, there could hardly be any Cosway binding (or a great many bindings of any sort) of more interest than this one.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        RECHERCHES SUR UNE PROPRIETÉ NOUVELLE DE LA MATIÈRE (Matiere). Activité Radiante Spontanée ou Radioactivité de la Matière. Memoirs de L&#39;académie des Sciences de L&#39;Institut de France. Tome quarante-sixieme (46). {Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM) 393]

      Paris:: Typographie de Firmin-Didot, Imprimeurs de L&#39;Institut de France,, 1903. Very Good+. Very Good+ entire volume of the Memoires dedicated completely to this work of Becquerel in the original printed wrappers as issued. Complete with all 13 plates. Mild sun covers, spine. 1" lower spine cover missing. Mild cover edge wear, toning eps. No extraneous writing or marking. Not ex library. [4], 360, [1 Errata], [1], [1 notes on the plates], [1], XIII (13) half-tone plates printed recto only with several illustrations to each plate pp.

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      Portland, ME: Thomas B Mosher, 1903. First edition. One of 600 copies printed on Van Gelder hand-made paper. This copy in a beautiful full Morocco binding by Hatchards of Piccadilly with minor wear along the spine and corners. Signed and dated "Cecil Hayes 1904" on the front end paper. Believed to be Cecil Hayes, the friend and attorney to Lord Alfred Douglas. Lord Douglas is famous (notorious) for his tumultuous relationship with Oscar Wilde and for his father&#39;s legal action against Wilde, ultimately resulting in Wilde&#39;s imprisonment and then exile. Cecil Hayes represented Lord Alfred Douglas in two important cases, one, as prosecutor, against Arthur Ransome for libel in his book about Oscar Wilde, and the other against Sir Winston Churchill, as defendant, where Churchill accused Douglas of libel. A beautiful book, made the more interesting by the association to one of Wilde&#39;s circle.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Dawn of Day

      London: T. Fisher Unwin,, 1903. Translated by Johanna Volz. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, black endpapers, floral cornerpieces to upper board in blind. Spine a little rolled, cloth rubbed with some creasing and bubbling, minor wear to corners. First English language edition, first impression, originally published in Germany in 1881. "Continuing the positivistic turn of Human, All Too Human, Dawn is the second installment in the free spirit trilogy that culminated in The Joyful Science. One of Nietzsche&#39;s &#39;yes-saying&#39; books, it marks his first significant confrontation with morality and offers glimpses of many of the signature themes in his mature works. Dawn has come to be admired in recent years for its ethical naturalism, psychological observations, and therapeutic insights" (Stanford University Press).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Works

      New York & Pittsburg: The Colonial Company, Limited,, 1903. In Ten Volumes. Newly Collected and Edited, with a Memoir, Critical Introductions and Notes by Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry. With Over Fifty Full-Page Illustrations. 10 volumes, octavo (214 × 140 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, brown morocco label, floral decoration to spines with green onlaid pieces and vertical filets and lozenges, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispieces and illustrations throughout. Bookplate to front pastedowns, spines a little faded and rubbed, an excellent set. The Autograph edition, one of a limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the editors and publisher on the limitation leaf. Editors Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry were both well-known poets, literary critics, and scholars. Woodberry was also a noted authority on Edgar Allan Poe, and his 1884 biography of the author became the standard text. A very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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