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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      First thus by The Lakeside Press, Chicago: 1903. 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.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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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. 285mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). x, 498pp + index. Tissue-guarded frontispiece ('Cragside') plus 21 full-page engraved plates. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        CASTILIAN DAYS. With One Hundred and Eleven Illustrations By.

      275 Páginas . William Heinemann., London 1903 - Encuadernacion original en tela editorial, con pequeñas reparaciones. Señales de sello y ex-libris y etiqueta de venta de "La Casa de la Troya" de Madrid. John Hay fue Secretario de Estado (Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores) de Estados Unidos. COMPRE LIBROS ORIGINALES = MAS VALOR Y PRESTIGIO PARA SU BIBLIOTECA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Funerali antichi di diversi popoli et nationi, forma ordine et pompa di sepolture, di essequie, di consecrationi antiche et altro.con le figure in rame di Gir. Porro

      Venetia: Simon Galignani. [Funeralia-Prima Edizione-Figurato] (cm.28) bella piena pergamena dell' epoca, titolo calligrafato al dorso.-- cc. 4 nn., pp. 109 + c. 1 nn. con il registro e la marca tipografica. Magnifico frontis figurato architettonico e 23 superbe incisioni in rame di Girolamo Porro Padovano, che fu uno dei migliori incisori che operarono in Venezia alla fine del XVI sec. Edizione originale di questo celebre figurato per la storia del costume e delle usanze. Assai pregievole per la ricca iconografia raffigurante i riti, spesso anche crudeli. Magnifico esemplare di grande conservazione assai marginoso e stampato in carta grave. * Lipperheide 101; * Hiler 718; * Mortimer 395; * Choix 5108; * Adams P 1903; * Bm. Stc. 534; * Cicognara 1766; * Brunet IV 820; * Graesse V 414.[f55] . molto buono. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1574.

      [Bookseller: Libri antichi e rari Francesco e Claudia]
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        THE KING'S QUAIR

      London: Vale Press, 1903. ONE OF 10 COPIES ON VELLUM (in addition to 260 on paper). Hardcover. The Work that Gave a Name toRicketts' Distinctive Carolingian Typeface. 240 x 150 mm (9 1/2 x 6"). lv, [i] pp. Edited by Robert Steele. ONE OF 10 COPIES ON VELLUM (in addition to 260 on paper). Original limp vellum, flat spine divided into panels by thick and thin gilt rules, gilt titling, partially unopened. Printed in red and black in the King's fount. Ricketts, p. xxxi; Franklin, p. 205; Ransom, p. 437; Tompkinson, p. 171. Tiny (natural?) scar to vellum on lower cover, two openings with a hint of yellowing, but A BEAUTIFUL COPY, entirely fresh and clean inside and out. This is one of just three Vale Press books to be printed in the handsome uncial King's fount, which was Charles Ricketts' own favorite of his type designs. Ricketts traced the origins of roman type back to the early Italian printers' efforts to recapture the letter forms of Carolingian minuscule, in which the classical alphabet of Roman times survived without the embellishments and abbreviations of the Gothic. Skeptical about whether the type would be well received and appreciated, Ricketts decided to use it in only three books, which were produced in fewer numbers than other productions of the press. The present work was the first in which it appeared, and gave the typeface its name. Assertive without being distracting, the King's fount is unlike any other typeface produced by the private press movement, and strongly invokes the ninth century manuscripts by which it was inspired. The text here is a substantial poem in rhyme-royal, "The Kingis Quair," or "King's Quire" (i.e., "King's Book"), composed in England in 1423-24 by James I of Scotland (1394-1437). James had been captured by the English at the age of 12 and detained for 19 years, during which time he became both well educated and betrothed to Lady Jane Beaufort, the heroine of the poem. The work is both imaginative and autobiographical, recounting the plight of a love-struck royal prisoner and his (eventually successful) entreaties of Minerva, Venus, and Fortune to aid him in his quest for Lady Jane's hand. The poem, which shows the influence of Chaucer, was discovered and first printed in 1783, and later was quoted by Rossetti in his "The King's Tragedy," a work that has James, assassinated at Perth when he was 43, as its main character. Although it does not bear his book label, this volume comes from bibliophile Laurence Hodson's complete collection of Vale Press books on vellum and on paper. Apart from our volume, only one copy of the vellum "King's Quair" appears in ABPC since 1975 (sold in 1986 for a hammer price of £1,000).

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        EIKON BASILIKE OR THE KING'S BOOK

      London: Alexander Moring [at] The De La More Press, 1903.. [12],176,[1]pp. Large, thick quarto (31 x 23.5 cm). Full black morocco, gilt, with "C.R." and oval crowned device of Charles I with skull on upper and lower covers, thin rules and nine compartments to spine, t.e.g. Silk ties lacking, otherwise a fine copy with the ownership signature of Labour MP John Burns, and the bookplate and signature of Marie Stopes, later owner of the press. One of ten copies printed on pure vellum with hand- illuminated initials in color, burnished with gold. Edited by Edward Almack. With a fine engraved pictorial series title-leaf by Blanche McManus, with a vignette of the British Library interior, for the "King's Library" series. The title, printed in red and black, includes an engraved portrait of Charles I by J.A.C. Harrison. The De La More Press published Marie Stopes's first book, THE STUDY OF PLANT LIFE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, in 1906, and in the '40s and '50s, she owned the firm of Alfred Moring, Ltd., at which point she may have acquired this copy.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Poems

      Edinburgh: Otto Schulze & Co, 1903. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Hard Cover. 8vo. UNIQUE CRAFT BINDING. 1 of 500 copies printed on Whatman handmade paper. Beautifully rebound in 1915 by American craft binder, Miss Florence Helen Towne, with her gilded initials to the inner dentelle of the rear board. Her card has also been laid in. In addition to book binding, Miss Towne taught school in Worchester, Massachusetts. Bound in full tan leather with blind stamping and gilt tooling to both boards, spine, and dentelles. Gilt title, author, and date to spine along with four raised bands. There is minor sunning to the spine and edges of the boards. The interior remains very clean and bright although there is browning to the edges of the end papers. The title page is printed in red and black with a woodcut border. Woodcut initials are printed throughout. There is an inscription to the front free end paper which gives some information about the binder and states that the specially bound book was given as a wedding gift. 289 pages. POE/113007.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1903. Sextodecimo. Original grey boards, titles to front cover and spine in white, pictorial label with illustration to front cover, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations in colour by the author. A couple of minor marks to boards, small gift inscription to verso of frontispiece, a lovely bright copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MAIMONIDES BENEVOLENT SOCIETY; GOLDEN JUBILEE 1853-1903; JANUARY TWENTY-FIFTH, 1903, GRAND CENTRAL PALACE

      1903. Wrappers. Later Wrappers. 8vo. 54 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Illustrated with ten plates depicting the leaders of the society and the cemetery of the Maimonides Benevolent Society; with an essay expounding upon the history of this society. This benevolent society, comprised of German-Jews in New York City, was founded as a lodge to obtain cemetery plots for its members; the name was changed from the Phillips Lodge to the Maimonides Benevolent Society in 1861; the lodge adopted a German and English language ritual for the first time in 1886. Many of the members were wealthy businessmen, and accordingly, the Golden Jubilee was reported in the New York Times that year. Subjects: Jewish Benevolent Society. One copy listed on OCLC (Hebrew Union College) . Institutional stamps on modern archival boards, first pages previously repaired. Probably lacks original covers, but content appears complete. Clean and fresh. Good condition. Very Scarce. (AMR-42-1) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        FIELD OPERATIONS OF THE BUREAU OF SOILS, 1903, MAPS

      Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Government Printing Office/U.S. Geological Survey/GPO, 1903 Intended to accompany the separate volume of FIELD OPERATIONS OF THE BUREAU OF SOILS, 1903. 78 large folded maps within a four-fould wrapper, within the original cloth slipcase. All maps are present as the index of maps lists. All near fine and appear unopened. Ribbon ties on the slipcase worn away, else the case is very good plus. Seldom found complete and within the the original folder and slipcase.. Large folded maps.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        The Works

      New York and London: M. Walter Dunne,, [c.1903]. Embracing romance, travel, comedy & verse. For the first time complete in English. With a critical preface by Paul Bourget of the French Academy and an introduction by Robert Arnot, M. A. 17 volumes, octavo (226 × 150 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, titles to spine with onlaid flowers in red and cream morocco in compartments, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with an illuminated limitation page to volume 1 and and an illuminated half-title to each volume, frontispiece to each volume, black and white chapter headings and full-page lithographic plates. First ten volumes faded to brown, the remainder faded to olive, an excellent set. The Flaubert edition, limited to 500 numbered sets, signed by Robert Arnot. A handsomely bound set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Life Work of Henri Rene Guy De Maupassant: Embracing Romance, Travel, Comedy and Verse

      New York. M. Walter Dunne. 1903. Attractively bound in 3/4 gilt ruled grain morocco and marbled boards. Gilt tooled spine compartments with elaborate fleural motifs. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 8vo (6" x 9"). The Flaubert Edition which is Limited to 500 numbered sets of which this is number 334. Illustrated with illuminated chromolithographic Limitation and Title page and further by tissue-guarded duotone plates after original drawings by eminent French and American artists. A splendid opus of France's most masterfull story teller. This limited edition set was the first complete collection of the authors work to be published in English. Quite scarce. Spines and covers mildly sunned. Covers spines and hinges occasionally rubbed and mildly chipped. Mild chipping to two headpieces. Volume 4 presents an obvious repair at front hinge which has somewhat darkened that area ( covers well attatched). A Very Good, clean, attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE WAY OF ALL FLESH

      London: Grant Richards, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Printing. A Near Fine copy with gilt bright, but a touch rubbed and boards very slightly bowed, but otherwise a clean and tight copy of this scarce work. The author's semi-autobiographical work about the powerful constraints of Victorian society and faith. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Additional photos available upon request. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Complete Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

      Philadelphia: Gebbie and Company, 1903.. Octavo, 22 volumes. Complete Set. Signed and dated while in office "Theodore Roosevelt Jan 10, 1903" in The Naval War of 1812 Volume One. Finely bound in full blue morocco, elaborate gilt tooling to the front and rear panel, gilt titles to the spine. All edges gilt, ribbon bound in to each volume. Red morocco doublures with leaf sprays at corners. Contains each box, which was originally produced for the set.Illustrated, with plates in three states, several of them signed by the artist. Includes illustrations signed by Albert Rosenthal, Jr., Walter Russell, Albert Henke, R.G. Vosburgh, E.J. Read, Louis Bauhan, C. Mente, W.H.W. Bicknell, H.L.V. Parkhurst, P.R. Audibert, E.A. King, Clare Angell, E. Herring, M.E. Riddick, Will Crawford, and W.L. Hudson. A stunning set in near fine condition.

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        Recherches sur la conductabilite galvanique des electrolytes

      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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        THE AMBER WITCH

      London: Vale Press, 1903. ONE OF 10 COPIES ON VELLUM (in addition to 300 on paper). Hardcover. The Fraudulent Narrative of a Witchcraft Trial,Successfully Ensnaring Cocky Scholars. 295 x 200 mm (11 3/4 x 8"). clvi, [i] leaf (colophon). Translated by Lady Duff Gordon. ONE OF 10 COPIES ON VELLUM (in addition to 300 on paper). Original limp vellum, flat spine divided into panels by thick and thin gilt rules, gilt titling. With an elegant woodcut honeysuckle border designed by Charles Ricketts and engraved by C. Keats. Body of text printed in Vale fount, author's marginal commentary in Avon type. Front pastedown with the book label of Laurence W. Hodson, printed for him at the Kelmscott Press. Ricketts, p. xxx; Franklin, p. 205; Ransom, p. 436; Tomkinson, p. 171. AN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE COPY. This is a magnificent copy of a beautifully designed and printed translation of a major literary hoax, issued in larger imperial octavo size to be uniform with the Kelmscott Press edition of Meinhold's other Gothic novel, "Sidonia the Sorceress." Like that work, the text here tells of a young woman falsely accused, tried, and convicted of witchcraft in the 17th century. Happily, she is rescued on her way to execution by a young nobleman who loves her. But unlike "Sidonia," the present work is a fraud. A Pomeranian pastor, Meinhold (1797-1851) set out to trap certain literary scholars of the day who claimed to be able to distinguish passages in the Old and New Testaments from later additions by editors and translators. To this end, Meinhold intimated that he had uncovered a manuscript describing "the most interesting trial of witchcraft yet known," and published it in 1839 as an authentic historical account, when in fact he had made the entire thing up. To add verisimiltude, he provided sometimes lengthy annotations citing historical sources (here printed in as marginal notes that sometimes wrap around the fore and tail edges of the text, in the style of commentaries in incunabula). Critic David Strauss and his followers, the main targets of Meinhold's trick, fell into the trap, much to the author's delight. According to an article in the "Times" of London, "Meinhold did not spare them when they fell into the snare, and made merry with the historical knowledge and critical acumen that could not detect the contemporary romancer under the mask of the chronicler of two centuries ago, while they decided so positively as to the authority of the most ancient writings in the world." This clever literary trick, along with the riveting Gothic narrative itself, made "The Amber Witch" very popular in Victorian England, where it appeared in two different translations by 1850, ours (by Lucie, Lady Duff Gordon) generally being considered the superior version. It is fitting that this work, which perhaps connects the Kelmscott and Vale presses more closely than any other, should come from the library of Laurence Hodson, one of the first connoisseurs to appreciate the works of the private press revival, and a man described by Sydney Cockerell as "facile princeps" ("easily the chief") collector of Kelmscott and Vale Press books. Apart from our volume and one sold as part of a collection of bindings in 1977, the last copy of the vellum "Amber Witch" seems to have been sold at auction in 1946.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Works of Edgar Allan poe, In Ten Volumes

      The Colonial Company, 1903. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Newly collected and edited, with a memoir, critical introductions and notes by Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry. With over fifty full-page illustrations. Limited to one thousand numbered and registered sets of which this is number 627. Hardcover. Blue cloth. Moderate bumping and rubbing. Good condition. Published by The Colonial Company, 1903

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        miniature Painters British & Foreign

      1903 Authors Edition J. J. Foster Vol 1&2 Illustrated by numerous examples selected from celebrated collectionsButler & Tanner, The Selwood Printing Works, Frome and London.Frontispiece #149 Napoleon I ......Chatillon.From the Wallace CollectionNew York E.P. Dutton & Co. London: Dickinsons Fine art Publishers to the Late Queen Victoria114 New Bond Street wwith some account of those who practised in america in the 18th century tight and kept up darn well for a serious collector 

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        (Original woodblocks for the illustrations in Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle)

      (Chelsea): Ashendene Press, (1903). Complete set of eleven woodblocks by Charles Keates used to print the illustrations in this edition. The blocks vary in size, the largest being 3 9/16 inches by 4 1/2 inches from the frontispiece, depicting the angler about to grab his fish with the city wall not far from the river. This pleasant scene includes the crack in the lines of the water from the original version, which Keates recreated. All blocks are in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle

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

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        A Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LOUIS XV ET MADAME POMPADOUR

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

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        The Drama

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

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        The Tailor of Gloucester

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Principia Ethica

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

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

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

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        Carmina Sapphica

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

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        THE DYNASTS (All 3 Volumes in Original Dust Jackets, EARLIEST ISSUE with integral 1903 Title Page in Volume One)

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

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

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

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        Miniature Painters British and Foreign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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

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

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        Paris, La Mer

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

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

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

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        The Works of Thackeray

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

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        Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries

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

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        English Literature. An Illustrated Record

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

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        The Birds of North America

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

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        JULIA DOMNA

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

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        The Writings and Speeches

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

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        The Essex House Song Book

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

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

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

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        Happy England

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

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        IDEAS OF GOOD AND EVIL

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

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