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        THE RACE COURSES ATLAS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books]
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        LOUIS WAIN'S BABY'S PICTURE BOOK

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

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        The Electress Sophia and The Hanoverian Succession

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        MAN AND SUPERMAN. A COMEDY AND A PHILOSOPHY

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Denslow's Humpty Dumpty and Other Stories: Humpty Dumpty, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Old Mother Hubbard, House that Jack Built

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

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

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

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        Orville Wright Signs An Image Of The First Flight

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

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        A Rare And Early Harry Houdini Signed Postcard To His Sister, Signed Two Times, From His Pioneering European Tour

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

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        Man and Superman. A Comedy and a Philosophy

      London: Archibald Constable, 1903. First edition. 8vo. xxxvii, [v], 244, [ii, ads], 16 (ads) pp. Original green cloth, spine darkened, else near fine, in a half green morocco slipcase and chemise. Laurence A51 . Signed ("Arthur Symons") on the ffep and with a two page autograph note on the first blank and half-title on Shaw's buffoonery. "Shaw is a mind without a soul, a whimsical intelligence without a body. He is one of those tragic buffoons who play with eternal things -"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Inscribed Photograph Signed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE LOUIS WAIN KITTEN BOOK

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

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        THE AMBASSADORS. A Novel

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Patres Apostolici

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

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        Works of Matthew Arnold

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

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        Atlas Of The City Of York, York County, Pennsylvania From Official Records, Railroad Surveys And Recent Surveys

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

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        ALLIED FORCES IN CHINA, 1901, 1902, 1903

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

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        Stanford’s New Orographical Map of Africa.

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

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        Flora and Sylva

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

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        The Life of William Ewart Gladstone

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

      [Bookseller: Golden Books Group]
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        Man and Superman

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

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        Der Tanz Der Zukunft. (The Dance of the Future.)

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

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        "What Will They Say of this in England?" (Wellington to the Troops at Waterloo.)

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

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        BEN HUR

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

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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys, M.A., F.R.S.,

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

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        CALL OF THE WILD

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

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        Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of Washington

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

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        THE GREY HOUSE ON THE HILL

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

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        Odd Craft

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

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        Alone". Original watercolor

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

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        Wiener Werkstatte photo album

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

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        La légende de Soeur Béatrix

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

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        Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Autograph Centenary Edition

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

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        The Louis Wain Kitten Book

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

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

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

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        PICTURESQUE CEYLON AND ITS RUINED CITIES

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

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        The Novels

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

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