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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'Connor, I will read the articlecarefully and shall hope to see you at the houses. Yours faithfully W Gladstone. March 25. 90". The Mr. O'Connor is likely to be T. P. O'Connor, 1848-1929. MP for Liverpool. Mt. O'Connor founded the Sun, the Star and the Weekly Sun. He was the First presedent of the Board of Film Censors in 1917. Further gift inscription from Rev. Baud to Peter of Aberdeen, 1950. A few ink notes to margins. Front hinge to volume one repaired. Damage, in the form of a repaired crack, to the rear cover of volume one. Light foxing in places.

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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's Mounted Infantry, Natal Carabineers, South Africa Light Horse, Border Mounted Rifles, Natal Field Artillery, Brabant'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'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'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'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'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'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 ('Cragside') 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 … written with an untiring comic vigour…" (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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        Shapes of Clay

      San Francisco: W. E. Wood, 1903. First edition, second issue. A collection of Bierce's later poems. Inscribed in pencil by Bierce to Dr. J. W. Robertson in the month of publication. Robertson was a prominent physician in Livermore, California, whose daughter married Edwin Grahborn. This copy is from the collection of Edwin and Irma Grabhorn. A fine copy in decorated cloth binding.

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        Can Such Things Be?

      Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1903. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. We have cataloged this book as first edition as there are NAP, but there was an edition in 1893 and the author states in the preface "Of some of the tales in this new and authorized edition the author wishes to explain that their appearance in other forms since the original edition of 1893 has been without his knowledge or assent." The book is clean, basically tight, square with sharp corners and internally unmarked, but there is a very small book plate and name stamp in the upper, fore corner of the front paste down. Although basically tight, there are no rear end papers and the mesh on the rear hinge is showing. The hinge is still pretty solid, but beginning to open at the top. It has 320, bright, clear pages. The boards are covered in brown cloth with bright gold titles stamped on the spine and front. There are white lines and a white question mark on the spine while the front board is outlined in white with a large white question mark in the center. This is a very nice looking book.

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        Shapes of Clay

      W. E. Wood San Francisco: W. E. Wood, 1903. First edition, second issue. A collection of Bierce's later poems. Inscribed in pencil by Bierce to Dr. J. W. Robertson in the month of publication. Robertson was a prominent physician in Livermore, California, whose daughter married Edwin Grahborn. This copy is from the collection of Edwin and Irma Grabhorn. A fine copy in decorated cloth binding.

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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903. [7], 8-85pp, [1]. Original maroon boards, illustrated endpapers. Title to spine, with title to head of upper cover, author and publisher to foot, in between is a triangle with a squared off head into which is pasted a picture of the Tailor. Spine very slightly faded, very minor rubbing to extremities. Internally one or two light pencil markings, otherwise quite bright and clean. Frontispiece and twenty-six full page colour plates (as called for). Now housed in a velvet lined, cloth, drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with title to spine and title and author to upper cover, the upper cover also bears a replica of the illustration found on the upper cover of the book. Quinby 4, Linder, page 111-134 and also page 423 (the first trade edition with the single-page endpaper occurring four times). First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Potter, Beatrix. 24mo.

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        C'est d'Aucassin et de Nicolette

      Eragny Press 1903. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition Eragny Press 1903 One of 230 copies. Endpapers browned as usual. Coloured frontispiece, text in red and black. Cloth backed decorated boards in Very Good condition - just the slightest wear to spine edges.

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        L'Abrege de L'Art Poetique Francois

      Hammersmith: Eragny Press, 1903. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. 1 of 226 copies of which only 200 were offered for sale. A classic Eragny work, published in Vale type on Arches hand-made paper with wood-engraved borders and initials designed by Lucien Pissarro and engraved by Lucien and his wife, Esther. Bound in the Eragny floral patterned paper with paper spine and gilt title on the front board. Slight bumping to corners and spine otherwise in very good condition. Usual offsetting to pastedowns. A lovely copy with a very impressive coat of arms bookplate of Lord Battersea on the front pastedown. 44 pages. PRI/033111. Very Good.

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        Flora and Sylva. A Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland, Tree or Flower; New and Rare Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Fruits; the Garden Beautiful, Home Woods, and Home Landscape.

      First Edition, FINE SET. vols 1-3 [all published], comprising: Volume one: [vi], 324pp plus 18 colour plates. Volume two: [vi], 392pp plus 24 colour plates. Volume three: [vi], 360pp plus 24 colour plates, being the complete set of 66 fine chromolithographs by the flower painter Henry G. Moon. With many other illustrations both full-page and textual. Large quarto, (c.32.0 x 24.0 cms), the finest and optimal set without blemish, in an excellent contemporary Arts and Crafts half red morocco with cloth boards, elegantly gilt lettered direct, with blind rules along raised bands extending to the boards with simple gilt decoration, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, London, published for the author, 1903-1905. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST.* Blunt & Stearn pp. 238-240; Nissen BBI 2251. * "William Robinson (1838 -1935) Irish practical gardener and journalist whose ideas about wild gardening spurred the movement that evolved into the English cottage garden, a parallel to the search for honest simplicity and vernacular style of the British Arts and Crafts movement. Robinson is credited as an early practitioner of the mixed herbaceous border of hardy perennial plants, a champion too of the "wild garden", who vanquished the high Victorian pattern garden of planted-out bedding schemes. Robinson's new approach to gardening gained popularity through his magazines and several books-particularly The Wild Garden, illustrated by Alfred Parsons, and The English Flower Garden. Robinson advocated more natural and less formal-looking plantings of hardy perennials, shrubs, and climbers, and reacted against the High Victorian patterned gardening, which used tropical materials grown in greenhouses. He railed against standard roses, statuary, sham Italian gardens, and other artifices common in gardening at the time. Modern gardening practices first introduced by Robinson include: using alpine plants in rock gardens; dense plantings of perennials and groundcovers that expose no bare soil; use of hardy perennials and native plants; and large plantings of perennials in natural-looking drifts. In 1866, at the age of 29, he became a fellow of the Linnean Society under the sponsorship of Charles Darwin, James Veitch, David Moore, and seven other distinguished botanists and horticulturists. Two months later, he left Regents Park to write for The Gardener's Chronicle and The Times, and represented the leading horticultural firm of Veitch at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. He began writing many of his publications, beginning with Gleanings from French Gardens in 1868, The Parks, Gardens, and Promenades of Paris in 1869, and Alpine Flowers for Gardens and The Wild Garden in 1870. Jekyll wrote about Robinson that: "...when English gardening was mostly represented by the innate futilities of the "bedding" system, with its wearisome repetitions and garish colouring, Mr William Robinson chose as his work in live to make better known the treasures that were lying neglected, and at the same time to overthrow the feeble follies of the "bedding" system. It is mainly owing to his unremitting labours that a clear knowledge of the world of hardy-plant beauty is now placed within easy reach of all who care to acquire it, and that the "bedding mania" is virtually dead." Robinson invited several well-known painters to portray his own landscape artistry, including the English watercolourist Beatrice Parsons, the landscape and botanical painter Henry Moon, and Alfred Parsons. Moon and Parsons illustrated many of Robinson's works." - Wikipedia.

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        Ode on the Intimations of Immortality

      Campden: Essex House Press. 1903. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Number 108 of 150 copies printed on vellum with hand coloured frontis and pictorial colophon device by Walter Crane, hand drawn initial letters in gilt, red and blue, bound in full vellum with gilt titles on spine and blind stamped rose and lettering to upper cover, vellum a little darkened on edges of covers. No.9 in the press's "Great Poems in the English Language" series that were published between 1900 and 1905. , The Essex House Press was the press of the Guild of Handicrafts, which had been set up by Charles Robert Ashbee in 1888 and which he moved to Essex House on the Mile End Road in 1891. It was here, in 1898, that the guild took over the staff and presses of William Morris's Kelmscott Press to form the Essex House Press. The years at Essex House were the most successful years for the Guild, which would move again in 1900 to Chipping Camden, where this book was printed. Initially successful in creating Ashbee's idealised working community by 1905 the Guild was starting to make losses and in 1907 the Guild of Handicraft Ltd was put into liquidation. Ashbee's role in the life of the Guild had been that of facilitator, in that it was he who had initially created and guided it. He was also responsible for designing much of its output and in many areas his designs were copied by the wider Arts & Crafts movement. However Ashbee's aims in creating the Guild were wider than simply producing beautifully designed and made items. He was interested in the experience of the artisans who worked for him and in the shaping of aesthetic tastes. The Guild of Handicrafts was perhaps doomed by Ashbee's overly idealistic nature and he himself would attribute some of its failure to the move to Chipping Camden. However Ashbee remains an important and transitional figure who sought a way to bring the ideals of the Arts & Crafts movement into an increasingly mechanised workplace. , 195 x 130 mm, 12 [2] pp .

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        THE VENTURE, An Annual of Art and Literature (signed)

      London: John Baillie's / Pear Tree Press, 1903. Contains the first English language appearance of Maugham's "Marriages Are Made In Heaven," as well as prose/poetry contributions and illustrations by a variety of writers and artists, including A.E. Housman, Thomas Hardy, G.K. Chesterton, John Masefield, Havelock Ellis, Charles S. Ricketts, Reginald Savage, T. Sturge Moore, Lucien Pissarro, Bernard Sleigh, E. Gordon Craig, Louise Glazier, Elinor Monsell, Paul Woodroffe, Sydney Lee and others. Pictorial paper over boards, linen spine, pictorial end papers, woodcut frontispiece byt Charles Hazelwood Shannon. Darkening to board edges, bumped/worn corners/spine ends, some moderate soil/darkening to end papers, cracked hinges w/front hinge partially separated. Text block cleran and tight. A relatively fragile item made seriously collectible by the presence of Maugham's signature. Scarce signed.. Signed by Maugham, in pencil (verso front ep). First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall.

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        Five Original Ink Drawings for The Parables

      n.p.: n.p., n.d.. Five tiny but wonderful ink drawings by Charles Ricketts for The Parables, from the Gospels, which was published by the Vale Press in 1903.

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        Siebenburgen. Ein Handbuch Fur Reisende. In Neuer Bearbeitung Herausgegeben Von Emil Sigerus. III. Auflage

      Druck Und Verlag Von W. Krafft, Hermannstadt, 1903. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. IN GERMAN. Transylvania. A Handbook for Travellers. Book - in Fair green boards with gilt lettering - some marking and staining to the boards and some rubbing and bumping to the extreme corners and some bumping and wearing to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, the pages have browned, small mark to the second advertisement page at the front of the book, rusting to the staples but otherwise clean and tightly bound. A Scarce Title even more so as complete with its coloured fold out map in rear pocket which is in Good condition with just light browning to the cream border edges and creases repaired and strengthened with archival tape. There is also a previous owner's signature to the title page of the book 'W G Middleton Edwards, Constantinople' who was Chairman of the Commerce of Turkey from 1924/6. Size: 6.5 inches tall by 4.25 inches. 3 advertisement pages to the front of the book, vii, 284 pages which includes an index & a 15 page catalogue to the rear. Mit 41 Illustrationen, 3 Stadtplanen und einer Karte Siebenburgens. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 6612.

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        The Life and Works of Charles Kinglsey (complete in 19 volumes)

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1903. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This edition, limited to 525 copies, was published between 1901-1903. These books ares clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked (see note on Perry below). There is some light rubbing. The boards are covered in brown silk with gold titles and designs on the spine and a large gilt circular design on the front. Volumes I, II, Vii and XVII have a split at the edge of the back strip near the top. Most of the pages are unopened. These books are from the library of DeWolf Perry and his book plate with his signature is on the front paste down. James DeWolf Perry was an American Episcopal clergyman and prelate. During the Spanish American War, he was chaplain of the 6th Massachusetts Infantry. He married Edith Dean Weir, the artist. On September 21, 1910, Perry was elected the 7th Bishop of Rhode Island at age 39. During World War I, he served as chief of Red Cross chaplains in France from 1918 to 1919. On March 26, 1930, Perry was elected the 18th Presiding Bishop. He was the last Presiding Bishop to retain his diocesan jurisdiction while serving in the national post. The French government awarded him the Legion of Honor in 1934. In a rare instance, he participated directly in politics in 1937 when he accepted an appointment to the Republican Party's Committee on Program, which was charged with drafting "a declaration of principles to redefine the party's stand on political and economic issues.

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1903. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾\" - 7¾\" tall. vii, pp264, green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine still bright, gilt ruling and Lakeside Press emblem on front board mildly faded, light shelf wear to boards, a hint of a forward slant, corners of top board gently bumped and slightly rubbed, corners of bottom board gently rubbed but not bumped, t.e.g., pages untrimmed, frontis with tissue guard, a faint trace of a water stain in top margin until pp109 and mild age toning to the page edges otherwise interior bright and clean.

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        “THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE.”

      AMUNDSEN, ROALD. “THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE,” Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by Roald Amundsen with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen, Vice-Commander of the Expedition . . . .  London: Archibald Constable and Company Limited, 1908.  Two volumes.  8vo.  Original dark green gilt-stamped cloth over beveled boards.  T.e.g.  Half-titles.  Frontispieces, numerous plates and illustrations in the text (most from photographs), two folding color maps in rear pockets, one other color map.  Slight wear to extremities.  A near fine set, with the folding maps in excellent condition.FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Roald Amundsen’s account of the first successful navigation of the legendary Northwest Passage.To view the full description of this item, please contact us. 

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        Reigen. Zehn Dialoge. Geschrieben Winter 1896-97

      Wien/Lpz., Wiener Vlg. 1903.. 18. Aufl. 8°. 250 S. Mit Buchschmuck von Berthold Löffler. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückensch. u. Goldpräg. am Vorderdeckel. Einbd. stellenw. fleckig. vgl., W.-G.² 14; Allen C 13.2 - Mit eh., mehrzeilige Widmung des Verf.

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        The Book of Sport, Volumes I and II

      New York: J. F. Taylor. 1903. Autograph Ed.. Hardcover. Fine. 2 volume set, published 1903. This is number 39 of 50 Autograph editions. Hardcover, green leather, gilt design, 5 raised bands and gilt title at spine, marbled endpapers and ornate gilt dentelles. Large 4to. (11x14") Profusely illustrated, mainly with portrait plates but this set also includes numerous full page photos of golfers, clubhouses and sports action shots. Fine copies, come housed in a protective mylar sleeves. Minor wear to feet of spines. Faint, small dampstain to front cover of Volume II, else, covers show only minor rubbing. Small bookplate removal abrasion at front pastedown of Volume I. Pristine contents. A wonderfully illustrated set. Digital images available upon request. Due to the size and weight of this set, international orders will require extra shipping.

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        People of the Abyss (First Edition)

      New York: Macmillan, 1903. First Edition. First Edition. Fine lacking the rare dust jacket. A stunning copy, with the gilt design and titling on the front board and spine essentially as new. Gilt top page edges. Contemporary owner name on the front endpaper. & & Contains photographs by London that were never reprinted in later editions. Considered by many to be the author's great non-fiction work, wherein he posed as a sailor and lived among the denizens of London's lower east side at the turn of the century. BAL 11877.

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        COINS OF ANCIENT SICILY

      Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co., 1903. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. xv + 256 pages. 7 x 10 1/4 in. 16 collotype plates of coins with tissue, 80 illustrations and one map. Blue cloth binding, gilt lettering on spine, top edge of text block gilt. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD+ : light wear and light soiling to covers, spine lightly sun darkened, a few light scratches to cover finish, corners lightly worn, end papers foxed, pages very clean, binding tight.

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        PICTURES FROM THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

      Chicago: Ogilvie. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1903-1904. First Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Chromo-lithograph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 42 pages; There are 42pp and 24 plates full color full page plates two of which are pasted face down inside the covers with only blank backs showing as issued. The story line is printed on the backs of the plates. Hard paper wraps with red cloth spine. Red dye from spine has migrated into the edge of the binding margin. Does not infringe upon either text or illustrations. Size 8.25 x 6.5". Bienvenue & Schmidt suggest that this was produced as a give-away for audience members at the 125th performance of the theatrical version at the Majestic Theatre in 1903. Bienvenue & Schmidt p.146. Both Hanf and Bienvenue remain silent on why the two plates were pasted to the covers face down. "...First and only printing of rare pamphlet printed on original color plates for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. When the George M. Hill Co. , the original publisher of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) , went bankrupt in early 1902, George W. Ogilvie purchased the firm's stock that included unused color plates for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum and Denslow sued to have the printing plates to all of their books returned to them as they were negotiating with The Bobbs-Merrill Co. Of Indianapolis to reissue their joint publications. They had every right to as they had paid to have them made. Pictures from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was a shameless attempt to cash in on the recent smash hit musical extravaganza The Wizard of Oz. The color lithographed covers were based on publicity photographs of Fred Stone and Dave Montgomery as the Scarecrow and the Tin Man in the play. Because Ogilvie did not possess the book's actual printing plates, he merely commissioned a new story from hack writer Russell and printed it on the versos of Denslow's original color plates. This largely incomprehensible "Story telling the Adventures of the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Little Girl" bears almost no resemblance to Baum's American fairy tale. It mentions neither the name "Dorothy" or the word "Oz." Unfortunately, two of the plates (the pictorial title page and the picture of Glinda the Good) were used as endpapers and pasted to the backs of the wrappers. Although Denslow's name appears on both the cover and title page of this pamphlet, he does not seem to have approved of or been personally involved in any way with its production." An interesting and scarce ephemeral production in the Wizard of Oz pantheon. Collates complete. .

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        The English Bible containing the Old Testament & the New

      Hammersmith: The Doves Press,, 1903-05. Translated out of the original tongues by special command of His Majesty King James the First and now reprinted with the text revised by a collation of its early and other principal editions and edited by the late Rev. F. H. Scrivener M.A. LL.D. for the Syndics of the University Press Cambridge. Five volumes, large quarto. Original limp vellum by the Doves Bindery, spines lettered and numbered in gilt, with the bindery stamp at the foot of the rear pastedowns. Individually housed in contemporary reddish-brown morocco slipcases, blind rules. Doves type printed in black with red initial letters by Edward Johnston, on handmade paper. Slight rust marking to spines of vols. 1 and 4, the latter with two small wormholes affecting spine only but not the contents, the usual spotting to the first gathering of vol. 1, else a fine set. First edition thus, one of 500 sets, the masterpiece of the Doves Press, famous for its austerely dramatic incipit with Johnston's single elongated initial "I"; this copy signed by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson, co-owner of the Doves Press, on the blank flyleaf preceding the title in the first volume.

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        The Principal Navigations Voyages Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. Made by Sea or Over-land to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 Yeeres, by Richard Hakluyt

      Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1903., 1903. LIMITED EDITION; 1000 copies printed. 12 volumes; 8vo. Sumptuously bound in contemporary full brown polished morocco, spine gilt-lettered in five compartments with raised bands, gilt panels, covers delicately segmented in gilt with floral corner tools, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bookseller's ticket from Liverpool firm William Potter; the bindings are unsigned but may well be the work of local bindery Fazakerley. Contemporary ink ownership and some edge spotting, else a fine set in a beautiful contemporary full leather binding. Generously illustrated with maps, portraits, and other plates, many folding. A wonderful collection of early voyages and discoveries.

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        The Crimson Fairy Book

      London: Longmans,, 1903. Octavo. Original crimson cloth, illustration to front cover and spine gilt, titles to spine gilt, pictorial endpapers with red line drawings, all edges gilt. 8 colour plates and 35 full page steel engravings by H. J. Ford. Head and foot of spine lightly rubbed, owner's name to verso of frontispiece, an excellent, very bright copy. First edition. This collection of fairy tales has a truly international grounding, with stories originating from Eastern Europe, Sicily, Scandanavia, and the Far East.

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        Works..., The

      1903. The Definitive EditionRUSKIN, John. The Works of John Ruskin. Edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. London: George Allen, 1903-1912.Library Edition. Limited to 2,062 copies (of which 2,000 are for sale). Complete in thirty-nine large octavo volumes (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; 242 x 165 mm.). Frontispieces and plates (including chromolithographs, photogravures (some tinted blue or sepia), and engravings), numerous text illustrations, and facsimiles. Printed at the Ballantyne Press, Edinburgh.Bound in contemporary three-quarter green levant morocco over green cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. Several volumes sunned at spine. With the bookplates of Ernest Ridley Debenham. Overall, a fine set.“The object of the editors has been to put the readers of this edition in possession of a complete collection of Ruskin’s published Writings.” It includes “all Ruskin’s books now current in other editions…a reissue of all publications by him now out of print or only privately circulated…all his letters, articles, and other scattered writings, printed but not heretofore collected…and a collation of all the different editions, thus bringing together within the pages of each book everything that he at any time published in it.” This edition also includes “all the illustrations inserted by Ruskin in his books, and all the drawings by him which have hitherto been published [many printed from the original plates]. These are an essential portion of his work” (Preface to This Edition). The last volume contains a bibliography, a catalogue of the manuscripts, and a full index to Ruskin’s works.John Ruskin (1819-1900), “English writer, critic, and artist who championed the Gothic Revival movement in architecture and the decorative arts and had a strong influence upon public taste in art in Victorian England” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature). His major works include Modern Painters (1843-1860), The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849), The Stones of Venice (1851-1853), Lectures on Architecture and Painting (1854), The Political Economy of Art (1857), Unto This Last (1862), Essays on Political Economy (1862-1863, later Munera Pulveris, 1872), Sesame and Lilies (1865), and Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain (1871-1884). His story The King of the Golden River (1851) was one of the earliest English fantasies for children.Sir Ernest Ridley Debenham, 1st Baronet (26 May 1865-25 December 1952), was a British businessman. He was responsible for the considerable expansion of the family's retail and wholesale drapery firm between 1892 and 1927. Educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined the successful business in Wigmore Street, London, which had been run by his grandfather and father. His restructuring activities led to the splitting of the manufacturing from the retail side of the business, under the name Debenham & Freebody (Freebody was the maiden name of his grandmother). He effected a merger with Marshall & Snelgrove as well as a takeover of Harvey Nichols. He was noted for his paternalistic attitude towards his staff, providing medical and educational support. He was also a pioneer in the dairy industry. On his retirement he sold most of his shares in the firm for £1.8M, so severing his family's connections with the retail chain that still bears his name. He was created a Baronet, of Bladen in the County of Dorset, in 1931 (Wikipedia).

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        The Complete Writings (with) The Journals

      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 Complete Works

      Cambridge, MA: Printed at the Riverside Press,, 1903-14 . With a Biographical Introduction and Notes by Edward Waldo Emerson and a General Index; [with:] — Journals … 1820-1876 edited by Edward Waldo Emerson and Waldo Emerson Forbes. 22 volumes, octavo. Recent green morocco, spines gilt in compartments, red and black morocco labels, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards and top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrations throughout. An excellent set. The Works are the Autograph Centenary Edition, one of a limited edition of 600 numbered sets with a leaf of manuscript in the hand of Emerson inserted at the front of volume 1, and signed by the publisher on the limitation leaf. The Journals are the large paper edition, also limited to 600 numbered sets. A very handsomely bound set.

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

      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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