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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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        BOOKBINDING TRADE SECTION OF THE LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. REPORT OF ARBITRATION BETWEEN THE BOOKBINDING TRADE SECTION OF THE LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE LONDON SOCIETIES OF JOURNEYMEN BOOKBINDERS

      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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        IN THE SEVEN WOODS: BEING POEMS CHIEFLY OF THE IRISH HEROIC AGE

      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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        MURAT

      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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        THE RED TRIANGLE: BEING SOME FURTHER CHRONICLES OF MARTIN HEWITT: INVESTIGATOR

      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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        SLIPPER'S ABC OF FOX HUNTING

      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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        STORY OF LITTLE BLACK QUIBBA

      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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        ENCHANTED ISLAND OF YEW

      1903. 1. BAUM,L.FRANK. THE ENCHANTED ISLAND OF YEW. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill (1903). 4to, tan pictorial cloth stamped in orange and black, 242p., near fine. 1st edition, 1st state (title page printed only in orange and black, printed by Braunworth., illus. p. 238 printed upside down and pictorial endpapers). Illustrated by FANNY CORY with 8 lovely color plates plus b&w's in text. A beautiful copy.

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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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        Recherches sur la Conductibilité Galvanique des Électrolytes. I: La conductibilté des solutions aqueuses extrêmement diluées déterminée au moyen du dépolarisateur. II: Théorie chimique des électrolytes.Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt., 1884. First edition.

      A fine copy of his famous dissertation, in which he first presented his theory of electrolytic dissociation. Arrhenius was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1903 "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation". For a detailed account see Partington IV, pp. 672-81.. 8vo: 218 x 140 mm. Original printed wrappers, uncut and unopened. A fine set. No.13 & 14 of Vol. 8 of 'Bihang till K. Svenska Vet.Akad. Handlingar'. Papers from this supplement series to the 'Proceedings of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' are often mistakenly identified as offprints or 'first separate edition' because they have their own title page with the publishers named and their own pagination, but they are not - all publications from this series were printed separately in this way and issued in a wrapper mentioning number and volume. 63, (1); 89, (1) pp. and one lithographed plate

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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&#39;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&#39;Connor is likely to be T. P. O&#39;Connor, 1848-1929. MP for Liverpool. Mt. O&#39;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.

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        Traite' de fauconnerie et d'autourserie, suivi d'une etude sur la peche au cormoran. imprimerie c. herissey. evreux. 1903.

      In-4°, piccolo, legatura in brossura editoriale, pp. (12)-269(1), com illustrazioni intercalate nel testo e tavole in nero raffig. falconi fuori testo. Scoloritura dei titoli dalla brossura ma per il resto ottimo esemplare. (Assai ricercato).

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        Les Jockeys Camoufles

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

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        Katalog der paläarktischen Dipteren.

      Budapest, [Hódmezövásárhely, Druck von G. Wesselényi], 1903-07. Four volumes, III + 382 + (1); 396; 828; 328 p. Half cloth. Exlibris (Per Persson)

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        TYPHOON AND OTHER STORIES

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

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        Vérité. Les Quatre Évangiles.

      1st edit. 2 vols. Paris: Charpentier 1903. 381 + 367 pp. Bound with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in nice red half morocco with 5 raised bands. Bindings signed Anker Kyster.. Copy no. 96 of 200 on Papier de Hollande

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        ORIGINAL ART: LOVEY MARY

      1903. 1. (SHINN,FLORENCE SCOVAL)illus. ORIGINAL ART: LOVEY MARY. This is an absolutely wonderful signed pen and ink with watercolor done by Florence Shinn for Peter Parley To Penrod author Alice Hegan Rice's book Lovey Mary published in 1903 by the Century Co. It appears greatly reduced in black and white opposite p. 106 of the book. The original measures 16 x 12" on artists board with the actual image covering most of the surface. Captioned "Stick Out Your Tongue". Depicted are two women one elderly and one teenaged, standing on opposite sides of a picket fence. Both are in dresses and hats typical of the era, and the younger woman is sticking her tongue out at the older woman! Grass and flowers are in the background. Florence Shinn studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and she was the first of four women married the the artist Everett Shinn ("Shinn's mercurial temper resulted in four divorces" See Who Was Who In American Art p. 565). Done with much detail and quite charming.

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

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

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

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

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        The Golliwogg&#39;s Circus

      London: Longmans Green and Co. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor marks to cover. No inner inscriptions or marks. 1903. First Edition. Illustrated board cover with red cloth spine. 64pp :: 30 full-page colour illustrations :: 220mm x 280mm (9" x 11") :: In the name of political correctness, Upton&#39;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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        WORKS OF JOHN RUSKIN. EDITED BY E.T. COOK AND ALEXANDER WEDEERBURN

      1903. Fine. RUSKIN, JOHN. WORKS OF JOHN RUSKIN. EDITED BY E.T. COOK AND ALEXANDER WEDEERBURN. London and New York: George Allen and Longmans, Green and Co., 1903-1912. 39 Volumes complete. Profusely illustrated. A sumptuous production, including chromolithographs, photogravures, facsimiles etc. Pages are uncut and largely unopened. Bound in original publishers maroon cloth stamped in gilt. The spines are sunned and the crowns of some volumes are nicked. Internally, fine bright and unread. A major scholastic achievement chronicalling the work of perhaps the most influential intellectual of the victorian era whose influence extended throughout the world and to the present day.

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        Upper Coquetdale Its History, Traditions, Folklores and Scenery

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Robert Redpath. VG: in very good condition. Marbled eps. Spine faded. Head and tail of joints rubbed and chipped. Bumping to corners. Internally very good. Very light spotting to prelims. Previous owner&#39;s inscription to fep.Teg. 1903. No. 23 of a limited "Edition de Luxe" of 200. Quarter-calf cover over green boards. x, 498pp + index :: Tissue-guarded frontispiece (&#39;Cragside&#39;) plus 21 full-page engraved plates :: 285mm x 220mm (11" x 9") .

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        Das Buchlein Immergrun

      Schafstein Koln: Schafstein, 1903. First edition. Original beige cloth with ornate Art Nouveau gilt stamped design. Striking full color title page, cover design and entire book with elaborate gold printed design elements and borders by HEINRICH VOGELER (1872-1942), renowned German painter, book designer, architect and central member of the original artist colony in Worpswede which he joined in 1894. A fine copy of an immensely beautiful and important book.

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        The masterpieces of Charles-Paul de Kock

      printed for subscribers only by George Barrie & Sons Philadelphia: printed for subscribers only by George Barrie & Sons. [1903]. "Edition de Grand Luxe," limited to 12 sets only, with 120 plates in four states each (India paper impressed on Japanese vellum; papier de Chine mounted on plate paper; Japanese etching paper, in bistre; and Whatman drawing paper, finished with water-colors); in addition to the plates there is a duplicate set of the plates printed on satin, and contained in a separate folio folding box; 20 volumes plus the folio suite of plates, 8vo, full blue crushed morocco, a.e.g., full doublures of green and brown morocco, blue moiré endpapers, paneled spines in 6 compartments, gilt- lettered direct in 1; fine. De Kock (1794-1871) was "a prolific and popular author of rollicking, risky, or more often frankly coarse, frequently sentimental and fundamentally good-natured novels &#133; written with an untiring comic vigour&#133;" (Oxford Companion to French Literature).

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        The Bibliomania or Book-Madness: History, Symptons, and Cure of This Fatal Disease

      The Bibliophile SocietyExquisite full red morocco, gilt decoration on covers and spine. Uncut

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        Can Such Things be ?

      Washington: Neale Publishing Company , 1903. Red cloth lettered in gilt and white with big question mark on front panel and spine with wear to edges .320 pages.Inscribed by Bierce to "T.T. Williams to whose powerful and friendly pen the author of this book is more indebted than he can say. Ambrose Bierce Washington D.C. June 27, 1903.". Inscribed By Author. 2nd Edition. Cloth. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

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