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      Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1903. ONE OF 500 COPIES. Hardcover. 337 x 235 mm (13 1/4 x 9 1/4"). Five volumes. ONE OF 500 COPIES. Original flexible vellum by the Doves Bindery (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), gilt titling on spine. In supplied stiff brown buckram dust jackets inside a handsome brown crushed morocco slipcase, designed to look like five leather-bound volumes on the shelf. Elegant initial letters in red throughout by Edward Johnston, including an "I" running the length of the page to open Genesis (with "In the beginning"). Printed in red and black. Tidcombe DP-6; Herbert 2139; Rumball-Petre 150; Tomkinson, p. 54; "A Century for the Century" 4. The expected minor marginal foxing to three or four quires (only) in the first two volumes and a couple of leaves in the fifth, the usual variation in color of the vellum because of grain (covers of volume III with an overall grayness, but this a natural occurrence and not offensive), just trivial soiling to the vellum, otherwise a very fine copy, showing virtually no signs of use, the text unusually clean, bright, and fresh, and the bindings generally well preserved in their attractive case. This is the only folio Cobden-Sanderson printed, is one of the most beautiful of all modern books, and (with the Ashendene Dante and the Kelmscott Chaucer) is considered one of the three ideal books of modern typography. Its publisher expressed hope in his journal that this impressive production might serve "plainly, monumentally, for a nation's masterpiece, for a nation's guidance, consolation and hope." It is one of the few English books of the 20th century that could qualify for such lofty service. The fine calligraphic initials here by Edward Johnston, as in the splendid opening to Genesis, are a perfect example of the consonant combination of calligraphy and typography. Herbert says that the present work is "regarded as the most beautifully printed Bible of the century," and Rumball-Petre says it is "one of the typographical masterpieces of all time." According to Tidcombe, the foxing-like discoloration to the leaves, especially in volume I, was "the one real disaster to occur at the Doves Press," and was the result of what Cobden-Sanderson described as "a misadventure in the drying of the sheets." In a letter to a customer who had inquired about the stains, he wrote, "I am grieved that it is as it is, & that there should be a flaw where perfection was aimed at. I can only pray that the flaw may be accepted as part & parcel of our general infirmity and be forgiven." (Fortunately, the foxing is a great deal less serious than usual in our copy, generally affecting the tail margins only, and happily the very striking opening page of Genesis, so often afflicted with foxing, is spotless.).

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        The Works of Maxim Gorky in Nine Volumes. Volume I: Tales [Rasskazy]; Volume II: Tales [Rasskazy]; Volume III: Tales [Rasskazy]; Volume IV: Tales Containing Foma Gordeyev and Twenty-Six Men and a Girl [Dvadtsat Shest I Odna]; Volume V: Tales Containing Threesome and Song of the Thunderbird; Volume VI: Plays Containing The Philistines [Meshane] and At The Bottom [Na Dne]; Volume VII: Plays Containing Summerfolk [Dachniki] and Children of the Sun [Deti Solntsa]; Volume VIII: Plays Containing Barbarian's Scenes of a City in Four Acts [Varvary] and Enemies Scenes in Three Acts [Vraghi]; Volume IX: Tales Containing Man [Chelovek] and Prison [Turma] and Bukoyemov Karp Ivanovich and A Tales of Filipp Vasilievich [Rasskaz Filippa Vasilievicha] and A Confession [Ispoved] [9 Volumes]

      Published St. Petersburg, Avenue Nevsky, 92 Edition Company Znanie Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Editions 1903-1910. [Nine Volumes]. St. Petersburg 1903-1910. Uniform matching hard back binding in quarter navy calf, slate blue cloth covers, gilt title, author lettering [in Cyrillic] and volume number to the spines, marble paper end papers. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains [xvi] 306; [xii] 389; [x] 312; [vi] 398; [x] 386; [viii] 286; [viii] 298; [vi] 239; [x] 322 printed pages written in Cyrillic Russian text, each title page is priced a 1 rouble and has a small discreet University of Keele embossed stamp to the bottom, Keele library bookplate and bar code to each front paste down, volume I has a 30 mm piece missing to the top of the spine, a little rubbing to the spine edges, margin paper slightly browned. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Miniature Painters British and Foreign with some account of those who practised in America in the Eighteenth Century

      Dickensons and E.P. Dutton, London and New York 1903 - First edition. Two volumes. Folios. Volume One: Frontispiece with two hand-colored miniatures, and 148 photogravures on 77 plates; Volume Two: hand-colored frontispiece miniature of Napoleon, 71 photogravures on 44 plates. Full publisher's vellum with overlapping flaps, titled in black and red. Modest soiling and slight wear at the spine folds, else near fine. Invoice laid in to noted collector Richard Manney dated 1978. Copy number 5 of 175 numbered copies constituting the "Edition de Luxe," Signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Miniature painters, British and foreign with some account of those who practised in America in the eighteenth century. Illustrated by numerous examples selected from celebrated collections. (Edition de luxe, in 2 vols.).

      Ldn., Dickinsons, 1903. - 2 vols. Folio. XII+137;VIII+178 pp. With 220 portraits on 123 plts. (incl. 3 col. portraits on 2 frontisp.). List of illustrations and of owners, cat., index. Hardcover. Or. full vellum with black & red lettering on fronts & spines, gilt top edges, marbled endpapers). VG/--. (Small damage in rear cover of vol. II). * #158 of 175 copies of the Edition de Luxe, signed by the author. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miniature Painters British & Foreign

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

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        Dickydidos - The Story of Two Little People and a Dog

      Grant Richards, London 1903 - 22 full page chromolithograph plates plus chromo frontispiece. Exceptional illustrations and an extremely rare children's book. Plates are very large, folio (c, 32 x 25 cm.) in a clear, almost naive style. Chromolithography by Thos. N. Storer, Nottingham. Kidd was an artist at the beginning of the 20th century but he was not that prolific - the British Library only has three books illustrated by him. 94 pages - layout with plate facing text and then blank pages in between. Specific condition: Binding: The spine has been replaced with a new backstrip and the original end papers largely retained. Corners worn and paper cover has been rubbed off in two places on rear cover. Generally grubby on the outside. Interior: A few minor tears repaired with archival tape and the occasional grubby mark, othewise very good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        Adventures of Gerard

      George Newnes, Limited, London - [circa 1903]. () Very good. [x] 374pp. Small Octavo in original gilt lettered and decorated blue cloth with 16 plates (including frontispiece). Some minor rubbing to gilt lettering on front with some loss and minor wear to extremities. Collection of short stories by the celebrated author. Conan Doyle published several collections featuring soldiers in an effort to move away from his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes.(Green & Gibson A27a) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Der Tanz Der Zukunft. (The Dance of the Future.) Übersetzt und Eingeleitet von Karl Federn.

      Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1903 - Octavo. Original cream wrappers printed in blue. Housed in a blue cloth folding case. 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. Portrait frontispiece and a single double-sided plate. The 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Upper Coquetdale Its History, Traditions, Folklores and Scenery

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Robert Redpath, 1903.. Limited "Edition de Luxe" of [147/200]. Quarter-calf cover over green boards. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards fragile with external hinges strengthened. Covers rubbed. One page with tape repair to closed running tear. x, 498pp (plus index) :: Tissue-guarded frontispiece ('Cragside' - see illustration) plus 21 full-page engraved plates :: 285mm x 220mm (11" x 9")

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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

      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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        The Nuts of Knowledge. Limited Edition. Dun Emer Press

      Dublin: The Dun Emer Press/Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, 1903.. Limited Edition [of 200]. Quarter cloth spine on grey papered boards. G : in good condition without dust jacket in clear protective cover. Cloth spine age-darkened. Ink previous owner's inscription to rear pastedown and two bookplates (one heraldic) to front pastedown and fep. Endpapers browned. 220mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 34pp. Second book of the Dun Emer Press.

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        The Wallace Collection: Paintings and Objets D'Art Introduction to Objets by Lady Dilke

      Goupil & Co London: Goupil & Co, 1902-1903. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter black morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Very good. 4 vols/No Dust Jacket. Folio, 39 x 32 cm. Limited editions -- [Painting] copy 18 of 250, [Objets] copy 18 of 200. Painting volumes with 100 reproductions, most in two states, including mounted india-proof photogravures. Illustrations present Italian School, Dutch School, Flemish School, Spanish School, French Schools 17th-19th Centuries and British Art. Catalogue of Paintings & Water-Coulor Drawings at Hertford House. Objets volumes with reproductions, most in two states including mounted india-proof photogravures. Table of Contents: Illustrations in the text and Index to Full-Page Plates (Views of the Galleries, Sculpture, Painting, Decorative Arts). The Museum opened to the public in 1900, A condition of the bequest was that no object ever leave the collection, even for loan exhibitions. Original wrappers bound-in, dampstains to first and last few leaves, some marginal toning not affecting images, the Painting volumes lack small portions at lower backstrip, marbled endpapers. Very heavy set will require additional postage.

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        Nouvelle Iconographie de la Salpêtrière tome XVI

      Masson 1903 20 figures in-texte et LXXII planches hors-texte en héliogravure. Grand et fort in-octavo relié demi-chagrin éditeur grenat, titre et tomaison doré et gravé - Patronage scientifique : J. Babinski - Gilbert Ballet - E. Brissaud - Dejerine - E. Dupré - A. Fournier - Grasset - Joffroy - Pierre Marie - Albert Pitres - Raymond - Emmanuel Régis - Jules Seglas - 72 planches hors-texte et 20 figures in-texte - articles de : Appert - Levi Bianchini - R. Blanchard - Brissaud - Bruandet - Calmette - Cayla - Chomel - Claparède - F. Curioni - G. Deny - Maurice Dide - Ducrest de Villeneuve - Durante - Feindel - Genevrier - Guillain - Pierre Marie - Halbron - Haskovec - Jean Heitz - Hoche - Hudovernig - Popovitz - Pierre Janet - F. Raymond - Klippel - E. Rabaud - Lagnel-Lavastine - Lannois - Lejars - Launois - L. Marchand - Le Play - Mariani - Auguste Marie - Masoin - Henry Meige - Pagès - M. Patel - Pehu - Popovitz - Porot - Rabaud - Raymond - Richon - Roy - F. Rudler - Sarrazès - J. Sicard - Soukhanoff - Spillmann - Wedensky - Tables des auteurs, des planches et des matières. 434 pp. Très bel exemplaire en parfait état, sinon les coins et les coupes très légèrement émoussés, il est très rare de trouver ces volumes dans un tel état de fraicheur, ils ont tendance en vertu de leur épaisseur à se fendre au millieu au fil des lectures et à perdre leurs feuillets. FIRST EDITION - VERY PERFECT COPY. 434 [1] pages Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        The Nuts of Knowledge. Limited Edition. Dun Emer Press

      G : in good condition without dust jacket in clear protective cover. Cloth spine age-darkened. Ink previous owner's inscription to rear pastedown and two bookplates (one heraldic) to front pastedown and fep. Endpapers browned Limited Edition [of 200] Quarter cloth spine on grey papered boards 220mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 34pp. Second book of the Dun Emer Press.

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        Skazka ob Ivane Tsareviche, zhar - ptitse i o serom volke.

      St. Petersburg, Ekspedizija Sagotowlenija Gosudarstwennych Bumag, (1903). 1903 In-4° (327x258mm), pp. 12, magnifica brossura editoriale illustrata a colori da Bilibin con scene ispirate al materiale folklorico e leggendario delle tradizioni russe. Vignetta policroma al centro della brossura di tergo con un fregio arabescato e due pavoni disposti lateralmente. Un capolettera ornato a colori, bordure monocrome disegnate dallo stesso Bilibin incornicianti il testo e 8 tavv. in litografia a colori dello stesso Bilibin, di cui 3 a pagina intera, una apposta a guisa di testatina e una a guisa di finalino. Testo in cirillico. Bell'esemplare. Edizione originale di questo magnifico illustrato per l'infanzia russo del primo Novecento, splendida visualizzazione della fiaba del Principe Ivan. Ivan Bilibin (San Pietroburgo, 1876-ivi, durante l'assedio di Leningrado, 1942), che collaborò anche ai Ballets Russes, fu illustratore instantemente ispirato dal folklore slavo in numerosi e felicissimi libri per l'infanzia. Palpabile è pure l'influenza delle xilografie giapponesi, come nelle marine, che risentono di Hokusai ("L'onda al largo di Kanagawa").

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        Nimrod's Hunting Tours. Deluxe Limited Edition

      London: Kegan Paul, Tench, Trubner & Co Ltd, 1903.. Limited Edition [35/50]. Quarter-vellum on card boards. G+ : in Good plus condition without dust jacket. Endpapers browned. Ink inscription to front pastedown. Minor wear and marking to boards. Teg, remaining edges uncut. xxiii, 396pp :: Colour and b/w full page plates with 18 duplicate hand-coloured plates, all with captioned tissue-guards :: 320mm x 240mm (13" x 9") :: '..Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, sayings, and doings of sporting men, including notices of the principal crack riders of England, to which are added Nimrod's letters on riding to hounds, with analytical contents and general index of names'

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        Historical Memoranda of Breconshire

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

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        Études su la Nature Humaine. Essai de philosophie optimiste.

      Paris, Masson et Cie, 1903. 8vo. Nice contemporary half calf with four raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Light miscolouring to spine. A nice and clean copy. (8), 399 pp.. First edition of the groundbreaking work, in which Metchikoff coins "gerontology" and establishes the field, which today is considered more important than ever, namely the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.Earlier on, Metchnikoff had made pioneering studies in immunology, and these led him on to the problems of biological ageing. His first work on the subject is the present, in which he coins the term "gerontology" and advances the idea that senile changes result from the toxins produced by bacteria in the intestine. In order to prevent these "unhealthy fermentations", Metchnikoff advocates the inclusion of sour milk on one's diet. As his ideas of "right living" were so closely connected with the consummation of large amounts of fermented milk or yoghurt made with a Bulgarian bacillus, his name actually came to be associated with a popular commercial preparation of yogurt (although he received no royalties). His studies into the potential life-lengthening properties of lactic acid bacteria, inspired Japanese scientist Minoru Shirota to begin investigating the causal relationship between bacteria and good intestinal health, which eventually led to the worldwide marketing of Kefir and other fermented milk drinks or probiotics, still extremely popular today.Apart from the consummation of yoghurt, Metchnikoff warned of eating uncooked foods, claiming that the bacteria present on them could cause cancer. Metchnikoff claimed he even plunged bananas into boiling water after unpeeling them and passed his silverware through flames before using it."In his "Nature of Man" Metchnikoff argued that when diseases have been suppressed and life has been hygienically regulated, death would come only with extreme old age. Death would then be natural, accepted gratefully, and robbed of its terrors." (D.S.B. IX: 334-35).He continued writing on ageing and death until 1910. In 1908 he shared the Nobel Prize for medicine with Ehrlich for his work on immunity

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        Grundbegriffe der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung.Berlin: Julius Springer, 1933. First edition.

      An exceptionally fine copy of this milestone in which Kolmogorov laid out the modern foundation of probability theory. Landmark Writtings in Western Mathematics, no 75. <br/><br/> "The <i>Grundbegriffe der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung</i> ('Fundamental concepts of probability') by Andrei Kolmogorov (1903-1987) is the book that has become the symbol of modern measure-theoretic probability theory, its year of appearance 1933 being seen as a turning point that made earlier studies redundant. The idea of a measure-theoretic foundation of probability was almost as old as measure theory itself, and it had been repeatedly presented and used in the literature prior to 1933. Therefore, the mere idea was not the reason for the acceptance of Kolmogorov's measure-theoretic approach, but rather what he achieved by its use. The two essential mathematical novelties of the <i>Grundbegriffe</i> were the theory of conditional probabilities when the condition has probability zero, and the general theory of random or stochastic processes." (Jan von Plato in Landmark Writtings). "Kolmogorov was one of the twentieth century's greatest mathematicians ... [His] most famous contributions are to the foundations of probability theory. From the mid-seventeenth century, probability had been explored in a somewhat unsystematic fashion. By bringing to bear on the topic the apparatus of measure theory, Kolmogorov's principal work in probability theory, <i>Grundbegriffe der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung</i> (1933; Foundations of the Theory of Probability, 1956), established probability theory as a core area of rigorous mathematics. In so doing he transformed one-half of David Hilbert's sixth problem: 'To treat in the same manner, by means of axioms, those physical sciences in which mathematics plays an important part; in the first rank are the theory of probability and mechanics.' Besides its foundational importance, the monograph presented a framework for the theory of stochastic processes and, building on a result of Otton Nikodym, it gave a general treatment of conditional probabilities and expectations." (DSB).. 8vo (243 x 165 mm), original printed wrappers, pp [i-iii] iv [2:index] [1] 2-62. A very fine and fresh copy, completely unmarked. Very rare in such fine condition

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        The Golliwogg's Circus

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

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        La légende de Soeur Béatrix

      Librairie A. Rouquette Paris: Librairie A. Rouquette, 1903. 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.. 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&#150;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" &#151; 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).

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        Kratskog. Historier og skitser.

      Kbh. 1903. 8vo. (8) + 289 + (1) s.. Originalt grønt helshirtingbind. Et pent og friskt eksemplar

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        The Complete Writings (with) The Journals

      Riverside Press Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1903-04. Twelve octavo volumes. Autograph Centenary Edition. One of 600 copies signed by the publisher, and with an autograph manuscript leaf by Emerson bound-in. The original leaf, which has been expertly and invisibly repaired along the crease, is from "Man The Reformer", a lecture read before the Mechanics Apprentices' Library Association January 25th, 1841. Together with The Journals. Cambridge, Riverside Press, 1909-14.Ten octavo volumes. Large paper edition. One of 600 copies. A touch of sunning to several volumes, else both are fine sets in brown buckram cloth with paper spine labels.

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      First thus Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the front board and gilt text on the spine with modest rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The gilt text on the spine and the gilt borders and decorations on the front board are bright and clean with no tarnish. This is the first Lakeside Classic which was issued at Christmas time in 1903 and is quite uncommon. A highly collectible copy of a rather uncommon and seldom found title.Our code number = TB25204

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        Sports et Jeux d'Adresse.

      4°. 2 f., 382 p., IV p. "conclusion". Avec 328 illustrations dont 70 en pleine page, dans le texte, 31 planches coloriées à l'aquarelle ou en bistre et 2 planches en noir et blanc. Reliure demi veau blonde à coins. titre et décor dorés. Couvertures et dos original conservés. Edition originale. - Contrairement à la mention faite sur la page de titre il y a 31 au lieu de 29 pl.en couleurs. - Livre de référence pour l'iconographie du sport et des jeux. Traite en six chaptires: premiers jeux de l'enfance - jeux a courir - jeux d'adresse - jeux de balle - jeux de boules - jeux gymnastiques. Sur l'histoire et les origines du tennis, golf, billard, la lutte, l'escrime, le patinage e.a. - Henri René d'Allemagne, archiviste-paléographe, bibliothécaire à l'Arsenal, publie entre 1900 et 1910 une série de livres sur les jeux et les jouets. - Reliure légèrement frottée sinon en parfait état. - Erste Ausgabe. - Entgegen dem Titelblatt sind 32 statt 29 Tafeln handkoloriert. Standardwerk zur Geschichte und Ikonografie des Sports und der Bewegungsspiele. Behandelt in 6 Kapiteln: Die ersten Spiele des Kindes - Bewegungsspiele - Geschicklichkeitsspiele - Ballspiele - Kegelspiele - Gymnastik. Behandelt u.a. die Geschichte des Tennis, Golf, Billard, Fechten, Ringen, Eislaufen etc. - Henri René d'Allemagne wirkte als Bibliothekar an der Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal in Paris und veröffentlichte zwischen 1900 und 1910 mehrere Bücher über Spiele und Spielzeug. Einbandrücken schwach berieben sonst wohlerhalten.

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        Sammlung von 40 Originalaquarellierten Post- und Glückwunschkarten. 16 Karten als gelaufene Postkarten, 4 Karten rückseitig handschriftlich beschrieben. Alle Karten an Frau Musikdirektor Radecke (d.i. Marguitta Radecke, geborene Eschmann, 1872 - 1944) in Winterthur.

      8°. In Jugenstilpostkartenalbum. Umfangreiche Sammlung von Originalaquarellen teils goldgehöht, meist über Federlithografie und zum Teil mit vorgedruckten Gedichten an die Familie des aus Berlin stammenden Musikdirektors und Professors der Musikgeschichte Ernst Radecke (1866 - 1920). (Schweiz. Musikerlexikon S. 300). - Marie von Olfers (1826 - 1924), Tochter des Direktors der Berliner Museen Iganz von Olfers (1793 - 1872) war die Tante von Sibylle von Olfers und deren Vorbild. Sie lebte als Bilderbuchdhkünstlerin, Malerin und Schriftstellerin in Berlin. Olfers war eine Naturbegabung der es gelang eine naive Bildsprache für märchenhafte und naturpoetische Stoffe zu entwickeln, in der sie in scheinbar idyllischen Handlungen hintergründe Angste und Gefährdungen mit einfachen zeichnerischen Mitteln formulierte: mit diesem Talent folgte Olfers der psychologischen Tradition der deutschen Romantik (sie verkehrte in ihrer Jugend im Kreis der Töchter von Bettina von Arnim). (Ries S. 757ff mit Bibliographie). - Die Darstellungen mit stilisierten Kindern, Engeln und/oder religiösen Motiven. Meist auf verschiedenfarbenen getönten Papieren. Wenige Motive doppelt vorhanden. Die Karten meist mit freundschaftlichen Grüssen, Wünschen und einigen Bemerkungen zum Alltag der damals schon betagten Künstlerin. - Schön erhalten.

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        Proceedings of the International (Water) Boundary Commission United States and Mexico Treaties of 1884 and 1889. Equitable Distribution of the Waters o fthe Rio Grande in Two Volumes

      Government Printing Office Washinton: Government Printing Office. 1903. First. First edition. Two volumes. Folios. Full black sheep(?) gilt. Discreet ex-library copy with small bookplates and a couple of perforated stamps. Spines lacking, significant edgewear and powderness on the boards, good copies that are internally near fine with the plates and maps unmarked. More than a hundred maps. .

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        "Gabriel sur Mors" depasse pour la premiere fois une moyenne de 100 a l&#39;heure sur route gagnant la course Paris-Madrid 1903 (600 kilom a une moyenne de 106 a l&#39;heure)

      Paris: [Mabileau & Co.], 1903. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition. approximately 14 1/8 x 31 1/8 inches. approximately 17 1/4 x 35 1/2 inches. The pass for the lead made by Gabriel over the very recognizable "Shovel-nose". Mors, the driver behind Gabriel, had limited success in these races, this 70 horse power chain-driven car being the exception. There is some confusion as to the actual number on the car during this race, with some records indicating #6 rather than #168 as shown. This was Fernand Gabriel&#39;s only win in a career that lasted until 1923. He was killed during an RAF air raid on Paris in 1943. The 1903 Paris-Madrid race is infamous in racing history. The cars were extremely well-powered for the time, though not as well-endowed with breaking power. The speculators crowded the route for the race, and casualties resulted. Other oddities included one car whose transmission became stuck in reverse and was driven that way for 25 miles. 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 Tennis. 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&#39;s work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l&#39;Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest&#39;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&#39;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 Bookbinding Trade Section of the London Chamber of Commerce London: The Bookbinding Trade Section of the London Chamber of Commerce. 1903. thick 8vo., contemporary half green calf with green cloth covered boards, five raised bands, top edge gilt (a signed binding by Zaehnsdorf). (ii), 732, (8) pages.. Before C.J. Stewart, Esq;, The Artitrator appointed by the Board of Trade, February-March, 1903. With a prefatory note by Charles W. Forward and Thomas E. Powell explaining the history of this labor dispute. Workers in the binding industry had demanded better conditions and higher wages in 1902. This eventually led to a notice of a lock-out of all workers in the trade by the employers. Both parties agreed to arbitration which took place over a seven day period in 1903. Twenty years of statistics and history were presented at this hearing and these facts are given in this lengthy book. The final eight pages of the book summarize Stewart's findings. Contains a wealth of information about the English binding trade. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative book label loosely inserted. With the bookplate of the Zaehnsdorf Company. Covers faded in places with rubbing along edges. .

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      Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press 1903. 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'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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        The Cyclopedia of Victoria. An Historical and Commercial Review. Descriptive and Biographical, Facts, Figures and Illustrations. An Epitome of Progress. (Set of 3 volumes)

      Melbourne: The Cyclopedia Company Set of three volumes published 1903-1905. 29cm x 24cm. Each volume is matching original half leather with dark green cloth boards. Titling, rules and decorations in gilt on the spine. Gilt ruled cornerpieces. All edges marbled. Volume One: 611 pages. B/w frontispiece and many b/w illustrations. Biographical index. Minor insect damage on endpapers, two preliminary pages and last two pages of index. The leather spine is rubbed and titling faded. Volume Two: 559 pages. Many b/w illustrations. Biographical index. Minor insect damage on half-title page. Leather lightly rubbed. Volume Three: 643 pages. Many b/w illustrations. Biographical index. Leather lightly rubbed. *A good set of this rare work which contains a wealth of information on the leading figures of early Victoria. Most of the photos are portraits, the rest being town and city scenes.. Half-Leather. Good.

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        Lehrbuch Der Gotischen Konstruktionen (2 Bde.).

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

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        The Birds of North America

      The Natural Science Association of America New York: The Natural Science Association of America, 1903. Later printing. Hardcover. g. Folio. Original three-quarter maroon leather over gold-stamped cloth and blind-embossed spine. Finely gold-tooled initials on lettering on front board, gold lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore-edge. Silk moire endpapers. Title-page printed in red and black: "The Birds of America. One hundred and nineteen artistic colored plates representing the different species and varieties drawn and colored from nature including a copius text giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics, based on observations made in the field by the most eminent writers on ornithology prefaced by a systematic table and Index to page, plate and figure arranged according to the classifications adopted by the American Ornithologist's Union by Jacob H. Studer." Contains 119 full-page lithographed (hand heightened) colored plates showing over 700 North American, Mexican and Central American bird species. The plates were reproduced from drawings by Theodore Jasper, which appeared as chromolithographs in the original 1878 edition. Each plate accompanied with important descriptive text by various experts of ornithology of bird's habits and characteristics. Includes systematic table with each pictured bird divided into family, genus, species, subspecies and English names. Age wear, staining and scuffing on binding. Head and tail of spine chipped, wear to corners. Gutter at front and rear endpapers expertly reinforced with brown cloth. Binding in fair, interior in overall very good condition. Later printing of one of the best color-illustrated ornithologies ever published. Complete with all plates. Heavy book, extra shipping required.

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      1903. 1. (JOB)illus. MURAT by G. Montorgueil. Paris: Hachette [1903]. Oblong 4to (12 3/4 x 10"), gilt pictorial cloth, endpaper sl. frayed, slight cover rubbing else Fine. The text decribes the life and conquests of Joachim Murat, a marshall in Napoleon's army and also Napoleon's brother in law (he married Caroline, one of Napoleon's young sisters). Featuring 40 magnificent full page color illustrations by JOB. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY JOB! This is a rare JOB title, even moreso with his inscription.

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      London: Eveleigh Nash London: Eveleigh Nash,. 1903. original pictorial medium blue cloth, front panel stamped in red, white and black, spine panel stamped in gold.. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, hint of foxing to. edges of text block and mild tanning to endpapers, a near fine copy;. externally a bright and very attractive copy. A very nice copy of a. book that generally turns up in tatty condition. (#118788). First edition. Fourth and last collection of detective fiction featuring Martin Hewitt, a famous private detective whose methods closely resemble those of Sherlock Holmes. In this series of six linked sensation stories Hewitt pursues a Moriarty-like master criminal who uses hypnotism to conduct his criminal activities and control his henchmen. "Martin Hewitt is the only contemporary imitator of Sherlock Holmes to survive the years." - Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 75. Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 2673. Hubin (1994), p. 587. Wolff 4946.

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        Here Then is that Helpful as well as Ennobling Discourse Entitled the Essay on Friendship

      The Roycrofters East Aurora, New York: The Roycrofters, 1903. Hardcover. Fine. Thin folio. 36pp. One of a few 'tall' copies printed on Roycroft handmade paper. Roycrofter records for this period are scant so the total print run of tall copies is unknown but is believed to be fairly limited. The 1905 and 1906 catalogues list the printing numbers only as "a few". This copy is bound in 3/4 brown levant morocco, marbled paper sides and matching endpapers. The spine is in six compartments with raised bands, and each compartment but the title is exquisitely tooled in a gilt floral motif with colored flower petals. The binding is believed to be by Danish binder Lorenz Schwartz. The colophon identifies the illuminator as Grace Fournier, the daughter of Alexis Fournier. Fournier and his family moved to East Aurora to work for Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters in 1903, the same year as the publication of this title. There are two beautifully illuminated initials in the text, one of them in purple, pink and green with gilt initial, the other in red and green with gilt initial. The colophon is illumined in shades of blue, green and purple, and signed by Grace Fournier. There is a lengthy dedicatory inscription beautifully calligraphed in an arts and crafts style; also by Fournier?? In remarkably fine condition with only a trace of wear to one corner, and the boards yawning a bit.

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        The Birds of North America

      The Natural Science Association of 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'; 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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        Dansk Ornithologisk Forenings Tidsskrift 1906-58.

      1.-52. årgang. København 1903-1958. I 28 rødbrune halvlæderbind (1.-26. årgang i 13 halvlæderbind med blindpræget rygdekokation, de øvrige i 15 uniforme rødbrune halvlæderbind. Samtlige bind med ensartede bindforhøjninger på ryggene.. Dansk Ornitologisk Forenings Tidsskrift indeholder en guldgrube af artikler om fugleliv i Danmark

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      1903. 1. ABC. (HUNTING) SLIPPER'S ABC OF FOX HUNTING by E. Somerville. London, N.Y. & Bombay: Longmans Green, 1903. Folio, pictorial cloth, 85p., new rear free endpaper and usual cloth rubbing else clean, tight and VG+. 1st ed. of this charming alphabet printed on one side of the page on high quality paper. Each letter has a 4 line verse faced by a fabulous full page colored engraving by the author (20 illus. in all). "PQ" has a STEREOTYPICAL JEWISH aspect: "P" was the Price of a nate little hin / That the foxes ate over and over agin / And bdad! if it comes to a Quarrel (that's Q) / I'll back Biddy Burke to outhuckster a Jew!" Done in the style of many Cecil Aldin books with images on tan backgrounds. Because this was engraved and printed by Edmund Evans, the quality of the illustrations is fine and sharp.

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      1903. 2. BANNERMAN,HELEN. THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK QUIBBA. Lond: James Nisbet nd [1903]. 16mo, green pict. cloth, 143p., light binding fading and wear, VG+. 1st ed. of the third Little Black story. Little Quibba has many adventures in order to procure the 20 mangoes per day that his sick mother needs in order to survive. Printed on one side of paper with a full page color illustration facing each page of text. Scarce.

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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      Frederick Warne and Co. 1903. In black paper covers with titles in white, image within triangular shape, couple of small bumpes, corners and edges lightly worn and bumped. Spine has title in white, small amount of paper loss at joints, edges worn and bumped. Internally, decorative endpapers, joints a little weak. A very good copy of the rare first printing, untouched by the restorer!

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        The Enchanted Island of Yew

      Bobbs Merrill Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1903). First. First edition. Neat gift inscription, one plate seamlessly re-attached, else a nice, near fine copy. .

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        SIMPLICISSIMUS jargang 8 (april 1903 a mars 1904) Con la legatura orginale editoriale nera e l'immagine del CAGNONE in prima di copertina., Munchen, Langen Albert, 1903

      Unico volume rilegato cm. 28,5 x 38, numero pag. per fasc. irregolari. totale annata pp. 420, comprese le numerose di pubblicità sia a colori che in b/n. (non manca alcun fascicolo e la collezione è in condizioni più che buone). In questa annata sono inseriti 52 numeri del "Bleibat des Simplicissimus" di due facciate cadauno, che non hanno numerazione e sono veicoli di bella pubblicità . Il famoso stile di SIMPLICISSIMUS, divenuto leggendario, aveva un taglio critico-satirico verso il potere e la vita borghese, ma sono interessanti anche gli articoli letterari, poesie e racconti. Fondamentali poi contributi artistici con gli straordinari e graffianti disegni a colori dei grandi disegnatori ed animatori Olaf Gulbranson (riconosciuto come uno dei più grandi illustratori della sua epoca ed anima del giornale), Heine (il creatore del famoso cagnone), Bruno Paul, Reznicef, Schulz, Eduard Thony e tanti altri. All'inizio c'è il prezioso indice di tutta l'annata con dettagli utilissimi. Ognuna delle centinaia di figure lancia messaggi e simboli e può essere considerata come un editoriale od un articolo di fondo. Le immagini hanno anche un valore artistico indiscutibile.

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        BEN HUR

      Harper Brothers New York: Harper Brothers, 1903. Decorated cloth. Fine, bright set. 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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        Recherches sur la conductabilite galvanique des electrolytes

      Norstedt Stockholm: Norstedt. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, of Arrhenius's landmark discovery of the theory of electrolytic disassociation. Arrhenius was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in chemistry "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation." By 1880, "it was known that solutions of certain compounds conduct electricity and that chemical reactions could occur when a current was passed. It was thought that the current decomposed the substance. In 1883 Arrhenius proposed a theory that substances were partly converted into an active form when dissolved. The active part was responsible for conductivity. In the case of acids and bases, he correlated the strength with the degree of decomposition on solution. This work was published as Reserches sur la conductibilite galvanique des electrolytes (1884; Researches on the Electrical Conductivity of Electrolytes) and submitted as his doctoral dissertation... Arrhenius sent his work to several leading physical chemists, including Jacobus van't Hoff. Friedrich Ostwald, and Rudolf Clausius, who were immediately impressed" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists). Arrhenius soon gained high international acclaim, ultimately being awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work.Recherches sur la conductabilite galvanique des electrolytes. Two volumes. Bihang till K. Svenska Vet.-Akad. handlingar, volume 8, nos.13 & 14. Stockholm: Norstedt, 1884. Octavo (216 x 136mm), both volumes in original printed wrappers. One plate (volume 1). Owner's initials at base of top wrapper to volume two. Both wrappers neatly split along top joint- volume two detached and volume one literally hanging by a thread; otherwise fine. WITH: Three others by or about Arrhenius: Undersokning med Rheotom ofver den galvaniska polarisationens forsvinnade (Stockholm, 1882), The Foundations of the Theory of Dilute Solutions ... Electrolytic Dissociation by Svante Arrhenius (Edinburgh, 1961) and Svante Arrhenius till 100-arsinnet av hans fodelse (Uppsala, 1959). All contained in a folding cloth box.

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        The Works of Thomas Hardy. The Wessex Edition.

      Macmillan and Co. Ltd. London. 1903 - 1924 . A handsome set in red half polished calf bindings with rich gilt spines and green contrasting morocco labels. Top edges gilt. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere, Bath England. 21 volumes. Frontis pieces to, A Changed man, Wessex Poems. Wessex maps to all. In fine condition. Two volumes have a small mark on fore edge. Else clean birght and tight.

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        Autograph Letter Signed. [Robert Burns]

      Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Sutherland: October 1st, 1903, 1903 "I hope your efforts to erect a Burns monument will soon be successful. It will give me great pleasure to be one of the subscribers / Your very truly, / Andrew Carnegie" One page TLS dated October 1st, 1903, from Skibo Castle, Dornoch, Sutherland. Addressed to the President of the Burns Club of Montreal declining an invitation to speak upon "Our National Poet" as it is not advisable for Carnegie to undertake a winter journey. In fine condition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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