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        The Tale of Gloucester

      Frederick Warne & Co Ltd, London 1903 - The Tailor of Gloucester, by Beatrix Potter, First edition, Frederick Warne, London 1903, A lovely copy of this first edition, The Tailor of Gloucester. With all markings of first editions of Jane Quinby p33. In very good condition.Dark green boards with front cover stamped in truncated pyramid with mouse reading. The spine is split on the front edge and a piece of the green spine is missing on the bottom and top of the spine. Light panel of shading on the rear cover. The end pages are illustrated and in very good condition. The contents are clean and free from children's scribbles.  5 5/8 x 4 1/4" 85pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare And Antique Books PBFA]
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        The Call of the Wild

      Macmillan, New York., 1903. First edition. Octavo. 231 pages. 2 pages of adverts. Illustrations by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull; decorated by Charles Edward Hooper. Original pictorial cloth. Top edge gilt. With a facsimile dustwrapper.Preserved in a folding green cloth red velvet-lined box with an inlaid black leather bas relief impression of the book's cover design on the upper panel and gilt title label on backstrip.Nick to fore-edges of first few leaves. Some rubbing to covers, especially at edges. Very good.

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        Le Livre D'or Des Roses

      - : Lucien Laveur, Paris, circa 1903. 130 pags., de texto y 60 láminas ( completo) cromolitográficas en perfecto estado. Con su estuche original, un poco fatigado por el uso. Size: 34 X 26

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        The Book of Bread.

      Maclaren, London., [1903]. First edition. Quarto. 336 pages. 28 illustrations, including twelve chromolithograph plates, eight tipped-in original photographs and two silver gelatine plates.Faint signs of damp to bottom edges of first few pages. Very good indeed.

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        W. M. Lilien - Sein Werk. Mit einer Einleitung von Stefan Zweig.

      Berlin und Leipzig, Schuster & Löffler, 1903. 29,5 x 23 cm. 347 Seiten, 1 Bl. und 3 Bll. Verlagsanzeigen. Mit zahlreichen Bildtafeln. Farbig illustrierter Orig.-Leinenband. *Erschien in einer kleinen Auflage von 1000 Exemplaren. Seite 1-29 enthalten Vorstücke und textliche Einführung von Stephan Zweig. Ab Seite 30 Tafeln mit Beispielen der graphischen Werke von E.M. Lilien, ferner Bucheinbände, Exlibris und Buchillustrationen. Der Buchschmuck wurde von Lilien selbst gestaltet, eine ästhetisch gelungene Künstlermonographie, die in Form, Inhalt, Darstellung, Proportion und Ästhetik selbst ein bibliophiles Kunstwerk ist. - Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        North American Indians, Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, written during eight Years' Travel amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839.

      

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        Louis XV et madame de Pompadour

      first edition, one of the 100 numbered copies on Imperial Japan, drawing of head. Binding in full red morocco, back with six nerves set with golden fillets and adorned with double golden caissons decorated with typographic golden patterns, date golden in tail, golden wheels on the headdresses, framing of triple golden nets on the plates struck in their centers d A large golden allegorical composition, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, framing of a gilded lace on the counterplates, double golden thread on the cups, golden head, English Contemporary binding signed of Riviere & his. A work illustrated with 50 engravings, including 44 boards, including a front portrait of Madame de Pompadour after Boucher. Our copy, as it is stipulated in the justification of the printing for the copies on Imperial Japan, is quite complete of its suite of engravings. Slits slightly split into heads. Beautiful copy superbly established in an English Contemporary binding. Goupil & Cie Paris 1903 25x32,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Central Asia and Tibet. Towards the Holy City of Lassa.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Le fiale.

      Francesco Lumachi, 1903.

      [Bookseller: Libreria del Riacquisto Libet]
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        Chien-Caillou

      [ - XVI-54-[4] pages, 18 Paris, Édition de l'Atelier d'Art H. Floury, [Juin 1903], in-8, XVI-54-[4] pages, 18 eaux-fortes, broché, couverture illustrée d'une eau-forte, Première édition illustrée de ce "petit chef d'oeuvre d'émotion qui fit proclamer à Victor Hugo que l'École romantique comptait un adepte de plus" (Carteret). Tirage limité à 180 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 150 sur Hollande, numéroté 150 et paraphé du monogramme de l'Atelier d'Art (sans le paraphe annoncé de l'éditeur) : ces informations sur le tirage se trouvent sur l'eau-forte qui suit le feuillet de justification, représentant l'imprimeur affairé à encrer une plaque à l'aide d'un tampon de cuir. Bel ouvrage, orné de nombreux ornements typographiques ; bandeaux, culs-de-lampe et lettrines, gravés sur bois et rehaussé. Les gravures sur cuivre - 19 en tout, en comptant l'eau-forte de couverture figurant Chien-Caillou et son lapin Petiot - sont quelques fois rehaussées à l'aquarelle. L'illustration est principalement due à Paul Guignebault (né en 1871), sculpteur sur bois et illustrateur. Chien-Caillou, l'une des premières nouvelles du romancier Champfleury, fit grand bruit lors de sa parution en 1847 (à la Librairie pittoresque de Martinon) ; il s'agit d'une touchante biographie romancée du graveur "maudit" Rodolphe Bresdin (1822-1885), voisin de l'auteur. "Chien-Caillou était de cette race de bohêmes malheureux qui restent toute leur vie bohêmes". Cette édition illustrée contient un portrait de Bresdin gravé par Guignebault d'après un dessin de sa fille, ainsi que sa dernière eau-forte, parue dans l'Art Moderne en 1883. Envoi de l'artiste à Mr G. Barret, "en souvenir de quelques mois, sous ses ordres, et que je n'oublierai pas", daté du 1er novembre 1908 : sans doute le Peintre et graveur sur bois Marius Antoine Barret (1865-1929) Exemplaire non rogné. Couverture fanée, accrocs sur les témoins, avec légères déchirures - sans perte - en pied de quelques feuillets. Carteret, Trésor I, p. 156. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Autograph letter signed ("A. Sommerfeld").

      Aachen, 11. X. 1903. - 1 p. on bifolium. Large 8vo. To the unnamed Austrian physicist Stefan Meyer (1872-1949), a student of Ludwig Boltzmann who became a pioneer in research on radioactivity. Sommerfeld is sending a manuscript for a commemorative publication for Ludwig Boltzmann.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Kempton-Wace Letters

      The Macmillan Company, New York London 1903 - 262 Pp. + 3 Pp Ads At Rear. Blue Green Cloth, Decorated In Darker Shades, Gilt Spine Lettering, White Spine Lettering. Teg. First Edition, First Issue, With The Author's Names Omitted Throughout. Publisher's Name On Spine In Letters 1/8" Tall; No Priority Established. Written As A Collaboration Between Jack London And Anna Strunsky. Ms. Strunsky Was An Active Socialist, Was Married To Socialist And Naacp Founder William English Walling, And Was The Aunt Of Leonore Strunsky (Born 1900) Who Was The Late Wife Of Composer Ira Gershwin. This Copy With A Personal Inscription "For Sonia Brown | With The Appreciative | Regard Of | Lane Kempton | ( Anna Strunsky | Walling.) | San Francisco, | November 19, 1943." There Is An Additional Small Ink Signature, Erased, On The Front Pastedown, And A Large Partially Erased Signature On The Half-Title. Very Good, Light Wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Louis XV et madame de Pompadour

      Goupil & Cie 1903 - - Goupil & Cie, Paris 1903, 25x32,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge, dos à six nerfs sertis de filets dorés et orné de doubles caissons dorés décorés de motifs typographiques dorés, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement de triples filets dorés sur les plats frappés en leurs centres d'une grande composition allégorique dorée, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tête dorée, reliure anglaise de l'époque signée de Rivière & son. Ouvrage illustré de 50 gravures dont 44 planches hors-texte et parmi lesquelles, en frontispice, un portrait de madame de Pompadour d'après Boucher. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage pour les exemplaires sur Japon impérial, est bien complet de sa suite des gravures. Mors légèrement fendus en têtes. Bel exemplaire superbement établi dans une reliure anglaise de l'époque. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 100 numbered copies on Imperial Japan, drawing of head. Binding in full red morocco, back with six nerves set with golden fillets and adorned with double golden caissons decorated with typographic golden patterns, date golden in tail, golden wheels on the headdresses, framing of triple golden nets on the plates struck in their centers d A large golden allegorical composition, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, framing of a gilded lace on the counterplates, double golden thread on the cups, golden head, English Contemporary binding signed of Riviere & his. A work illustrated with 50 engravings, including 44 boards, including a front portrait of Madame de Pompadour after Boucher. Our copy, as it is stipulated in the justification of the printing for the copies on Imperial Japan, is quite complete of its suite of engravings. Slits slightly split into heads. Beautiful copy superbly established in an English Contemporary binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Ahab and other Poems.

      Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, London., 1903. First edition. Quarto. 35 pages. Wrappers. Introduction and Epilogue by Count Vladimir Svareff (i.e. Crowley himself). One of 150 copies printed on handmade paper.Covers slightly creased and rubbed at the edges, a bit creased and with a few small mark. Very good.

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        THE WAY OF ALL FLESH

      Grant Richards, London 1903 - Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Light crease to spine. Hinges started. Former owner's name on front endpaper; Originally written between 1872 and 1884, but published posthumously. Dark red boards with gilt lettering and gilt spine lettering. In custom slipcase; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 424, 12 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Les anciens Corps d'Art et Métiers de Nantes.

      Nantes, G. Guist'hau, A. Dugas, 1903. 3 volumes in-8° brochés, 473 ; 454 ; 474 pages. Tome I et III, dos cassé, couvertures restaurées, mais les intérieurs sont frais. Mériterait une reliure.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Cultures Vives]
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        Architecture and Other Arts. Part II of the Publications of an American Archaeological Expedition to Syria in 1899-1900

      New York, New York: The Century Co. 1903. Blue cloth library binding; xxv, 433 pp.; 145 bw figures. This is Part II of the publications of an American archaeological expedition to Syria in 1899-1900; Features architecture, sculpture, mosaics, and wall painting in Northern Central Syria and the Djebel Hauran, including Christian and Pagan works, from classical times through the sixth century. Good+ (Ex-lib., usual markings; Binding a bit loose but very much intact; Cloth worn at extremities).

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        Seconda spedizione Bottego. Lugh. Emporio commerciale sul Giuba

      Societa' geografica italiana, 1903. In 8 (cm 18 x 26), pp. XVI + 429 + (1b) con 145 ill. intercalate al testo, 4 tavole fuori testo, 1 tabella ripiegata, 1 carta in fine ripiegata. Dedica autografa manoscritta di Ferrandi alla prima pagina bianca. Rara legatura editoriale di lusso in tela con piatti e dorso in brossura applicati (all'interno e' conservata anche la brossura anteriore che ripete l'immagine di copertina). Presente anche una custodia in cartone. Prima edizione, molto rara, del resoconto della seconda spedizione Bottego nella regione di Ghedo, al confine tra Somalia, Etiopia e Kenya. Ferrandi venne nominato nel 1910 Commissario regionale dell'alto Giuba. Compagno di Bottego nella sua seconda spedizione, gli veniva affidato il comando di Lugh, in un territorio ostile, soggetto alle razzie e agli amhara. Opera ricca di informazioni geografiche, storiche, commerciali, etnologiche. Ferrandi dedica anche una parte al flagello della schiavitu' nel capitolo 'Come ho combattuto la schavitu''. ITA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
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        ROTTERDAM, SCHUDDEBEURS, SCHI(E)RECK -- Twee zeer grote, dikke plakboeken, één betreffende het leven van Hendrik Gerrit Schuddebeurs (1882-1962) en één betreffende het leven van Anna Schuddebeurs-Schi(e)reck (1882-1975) gehuwd 1906, gescheiden 1923. Samengesteld door hun dochter. Documenten, foto's, correspondentie etc.

      H.G. Schuddebeurs was een zoon van Arie Schuddebeurs en Leintje Sieling. Hij was eerst werkzaam op de kantoren van J.C. Ketel en H.W. Verbrugge. Vanaf 1903 bij Schütz en Stronck, assuradeuren. Tevens was hij directeur van de verzekerings maatschappij ‘Gelria', procuratiehouder van Th.G.J. Daams en directeur van de ‘Rotterdamsche Onderlinge'. Hij was vele jaren zelfstandig. Publiceerde over de geschiedenis van het verzekeringswezen. Zijn collectie ging naar het Economisch Historisch Archief. Hobby's: wandelen, turnen, schaatsen etc. Gegevens in de plakboeken over R.G.V. ‘Ulysses' (mede-oprichter), Rotterdamsche Turnbond, Elfstedenwandeltochten, N.B.L.O, Vierdaagse, etc. Ook diverse stukken over het voorgeslacht Schuddebeurs (partners: Strijdhorst, De Rooy, Braat, van Wijk, Blijenburg, Noordhoek, van Haasteren, Daems, van Dongen, Leenders, Graveland, etc.).$A. Schuddebeurs-Schi(e)reck was een dochter van Pieter Schiereck en Maria van Vliet. Zij was onderwijzeres (handwerken) te Rotterdam en maakte in 1975 een bandopname voor het Gemeentearchief Rotterdam met haar herinneringen. In de jaren ‘20 werd zij hulpbewaarster in de strafgevangenis te Rotterdam. In de jaren ‘50-1975 verbleef zij in het ‘Gesticht Gerrit de Koker' te Rotterdam.M8538

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        [Photo Album]: Trip to South America

      Brazil, Argentina and Chile: The Carter's Ink Company. 1903-1904. Oblong small octavo measuring 7" x 11". String-tied paper over thick boards. Contains 106 black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver photographs most measuring 3 1/4" x 5" with captions additionally laud in tri-fold color lithographed restaurant menu. Album and contents generally near fine or better.A wonderful photo album compiled by a man who traveled to South America in 1903 through 1904. The photographer was a well-dressed business man, seen here in several photos, who traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Chile. He visited, among other locales, Rio, Santos, Buenos Aires, Bahia Blanca, Santiago, and Valparaiso. The album contains well-composed early snapshots of his year of travel. Over 30 street scenes capture the look, feel, and cultures of the cities they visited and include images horse-drawn carriages and trolleys, markets, excellent views of business signage and shop windows, as well as buildings being repaired. There are photos of farms and farmers, plantations, the horse track, and numerous public parks. He also took photos of military and policeman as well as a fair amount trains and their stations including a trip on the Trans-Andean railway.A particularly fine and well-composed album with many early photographs of South America. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        El sueño de la razon produce monstruos

      Aquatint, 182 x 120 mm (image size), 310 x 235 mm (sheet size), being plate 43 from Goya's masterpiece Los Caprichos, the seventh edition printed 1903 - 1905. Goya had already established his reputation as a painter to the nobility and to the Royal Court of Spain when he produced his first major series of prints, the iconic Los Caprichos, which comprises 80 aquatints. Los Caprichos is a complex and enigmatic figurative series, which opens as a wry commentary on the follies of human desire and a perverted social order, and closes with images drawn from a dark realist fantasy of spectres and goblins that come to life to torment the living through temptation and deceit. Some of Goya's most recognisable images were created in this series, including his graphic masterpiece El sueño de la razon produce monstruos (The sleep of reason produces monsters). This image, instantly familiar and arresting, signals the transition to the haunting imagery of the second half of the series, in which Goya's imagination is fully unleashed. Los Caprichos was printed in an edition of fewer than 300 copies and first offered for sale in Madrid in 1799. Only 27 sets sold. In 1803 Goya wrote to the Royal Court and offered King Charles IV the remainder of the sets as well as the original etching plates in return for a stipend to allow his son Francisco Javier to travel. Charles agreed, and the plates made their way into the Calcografía Nacional, the National Engraving Centre established in 1789 to oversee Royal commissions and collect graphic work. Later in life, Goya expressed relief that the King had accepted the gift - he had feared the unwanted attention of the Inquisition, since some of the images relate to the Church. Goya died in 1828. In 1855 the Calcografía printed a second impression of the plates in an edition known to scholars as 'very small', perhaps only a few dozen sets (Harris, Tomas. Goya : engravings and lithographs. San Francisco : Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 2001). It was the re-publication of Goya's series which ignited wider interest in his aquatints, and a third impression was made from the plates, again in numbers described as 'very small'. Around 1878 the Calcografía bevelled the edges of the plates, steel-faced their surface and printed off another edition, the fourth, of 65 copies. The Calcografía would go on to print no less than eleven separate editions, the last - the twelfth edition - as late as 1937. All of these later printings display wear to the plate, and in this image, the text within the image is mostly lost. A later impression of one of the greatest prints in Western art.

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha

      A. López Robert, Barcelona - 1903-1904. 36 tomos en 12 volúmen encuadernados en holandesa piel en buen estado. Formato 9*12. Ilustrado por D. José Passos. Esta edición compuesta de tantos tomos fue publicada por el comerciante D. Emilio Martinez, quien colocó gran parte de la tirada recorriendo personalmente y repetidas veces las provincias de España [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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        The Call of the Wild

      The Macmillan Company for The Review of Reviews, New York (1913) 1903 - 232 Pp. + 2 Pp Ads. Green Cloth, Vertically Ribbed, Gilt Lettering, Decorated In Red, White And Black. Top Edge Gilt, Foredge And Bottom Edge Deckled. First Printing, First Issue. Near Fine, Slight Rubbing To White Background Of Illustration, To Bottom Edges, And To Upper Corners. No Names Or Marks Or Bookplates. Point Of Fraying At Bottom Of Rear Spine Edge And Another At Lower Front Tip. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Argentina. 12 Grabados del norte y del Chaco de Clement Moreau.

      1 Bl., 1 Titelbl. mit Linolschnitt, 12 Original-Linolschnitte. 45 x 35 cm. Originalmappe. Erste Ausgabe. Nr. 50 von 100 nummerierten und Blatt für Blatt signierten Exemplaren. Aus der Bibliothek von Manfred Wekwerth, mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung von Moreau für ihn und seine Frau sowie beiliegender, ebenfalls handschriftlich signierter Einladung zu einer Matinee. Mappe etwas bestaubt sonst gut erhalten. - Clement Moreau (1903 - 1988, eigentl. Carl Josef Meffert), deutscher Grafiker in der Schweiz und von 1935-1961 in Argentinien im Exil lebte. Die Mappe ist in Erinnerung an die argentinischen Jahre entstanden und zeigt Motive aus dem Leben der Indios. Die großformatigen Blätter von von den "Originalschnitten" gedruckt.

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        De l'Érostratisme ou vanité criminelle

      Lyon, A. STORCK & Cie, 1903, in-4, 74 p, broché, Thèse de Pierre Valette (1878-19..) dirigée par Alexandre Lacassagne à l'Université de Lyon. L'Érostratisme est un terme inventé par Alexandre Lacassagne pour définir la vanité criminelle. Dans l'introduction, Pierre Valette précise "l'existence d'un orgueil et d'un besoin d'approbation poussés à l'extrême" chez les criminels. Dans cette courte thèse, l'auteur se propose d'étudier l'instinct criminel, qui peut résulter d'une vanité hypertrophiée, son origine individuelle et sociale, ses manifestations et son évolution vers le crime. Pour ce faire, il prend pour exemples certains méfaits de criminels (assassinat de Marat par Charlotte Corday, etc.) Dos abîmé.

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        Photo Album]: 1903 Cyanotype Calendar

      1903 - String-tied thick card boards measuring 8" x 10". Contains 12 cyanotype photographs next to 1" x 2.5" calendar pages. Wear on the corners else near fine with near fine photographs. A handmade calendar illustrated with amateur cyanotype photographs, most of which are of young ladies, affixed to stiff boards and tied together. Each page includes two small calendar pages with a photo to accompany each. The photos show women in the fashion of the day, some complete with elaborate hats, posing in a variety of places including a study, on the wheel of a carriage, and in a tree. One photo show representing October shows three girls around a bicycle while December depicts a graduate in full cap and gown. There is one group photo, presumably of a family, posing at a large picnic table for the month of July. All the photos, save two, are taken outside on what appears to be a family farm.An interesting collection of amateur photographs of the turn of the century women used in an usual format with pleasing images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1903. Kensington edition. 32 volumes, octavo (220 x 142 mm). Finely bound by Macdonalds in contemporary green half sheep for Charles Scribner's Sons, green cloth sides, titles and decoration to spines gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed green coated endpapers. Engraved frontispieces with captioned tissue-guards, numerous plates and illustrations to text. Spines uniformly a little faded, minor rubbing to tips; an excellent set. Limited edition, number 15 of 250 sets printed on Enfield paper. This collection demonstrates Thackeray's "skill in speech, his vivid characters ... the biting, rollicking satire of the early works" through to the "shrewder, more subtle, and more philosophical" later works (ODNB).

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        A Prefect's Uncle

      A & C Black, London 1903 - 8vo, pp. 264. Original red pictorial boards, lettered in gilt and pale blue to front panel, and in red-on-gilt and gilt to spine. Very slightly cocked, light fading to spine, offsetting to endpapers, and minimal bumping to head of spine and corners, but a near fine copy for all that. Frontispiece and seven full-page illustrations by R. Noel Pocock. First edition, first issue of the author's second book, dedicated to Wodehouse's old school friend and lifelong correspondent, William (Bill) Townend. 'I have finished a school story of almost exactly the same length as The Pothunters, and can forward it immediately if you wish it. The title of the book is The Bishop's Uncle [later The Prefect's Uncle] and like The Pothunters it deals chiefly with the outdoor life of the public school. There is a great deal of cricket in the book, in fact, strictly speaking, it is nearly all cricket, for very little else except that game goes on in the Summer Term at school.' (PGW to publishers A&C Black, 8 December, 1902) Wodehouse's early school stories weren't just bought and shelved, they were read. And not just read but reread by schoolboys of all ages who were starting to seek them out. It's not surprising, then, that condition is often a problem with Wodehouse's early books. This copy, near fine with the binding tight, bucks that trend.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        COLL AND TIREE THEIR PREHISTORIC FORTS AND ECCLESIASTICAL ANTIQUITIES WITH NOTICES OF ANCIENT REMAINS IN THE TRESHNISH ISLES

      Edinburgh 1903 - HEAVY 4to (26cm / 1.8kg), xxvi, (2), 206pp, map frontispiece, folding map to rear. 54 black and white plates. Original quarter dark green goatskin, cloth boards with gilt patterned pot fragment to front board (based on photograph in the book). Out of series copy (not numbered on limited page). '3oo copies'. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Binding tight and sound. No loose pages. Hinges of original endpapers intact. Top corner of free endpaper clipped. Previous name to verso of free endpaper. Generally very clean throughout. Colour folding map excellent. A very good copy of a scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CATALOGO ILLUSTRADO DAS AVES DE PORTUGAL.

      - (Sedentárias, de arribação e accidentaes). Por D. Carlos de Bragança. Faciculo I: Estampas I a 20 (Texto em portuguez e francez). Lisboa. Imprensa Nacional. 1903. [Seguido de]: CATALOGO ILLUSTRADO DAS AVES DE PORTUGAL . (Sedentárias, de arribação e accidentaes). Por D. Carlos de Bragança. Faciculo II: Estampas 21 a 40 (Texto em portuguez e francez). Lisboa. Imprensa Nacional. 1907 In fólio de 32x25 cm. Obra em 2 volumes em um publicados, respectivamente, em 1903 e 1907. Encadernação da época com lombada e cantos em pele; com finos ferros a ouro na lombada e nas pastas. Exemplar apresenta as capas anteriores e posteriores de cada um dos fascículos. Cortes das folhas aparados e carminados apenas à cabeça. Apresenta nas guardas um ex-libris de bibliófilo da época. Cada um dos fascículos ilustra 20 espécies de aves. Estampas pintadas por Enrique Casanova sob orientação do rei D. Carlos e, nalguns casos, por si aguareladas. Cada estampa/espécie apresenta o nome científico e o nome em cinco idiomas diferentes, seguido do seu estatuto migratório e a abundância, fazendo-se também uma referência ao local de captura das aves ilustradas em cada estampa e, por vezes, a outros locais onde o Rei terá observado ou capturado aves dessa espécie. D. Carlos cedo começou a organizar uma colecção de pássaros por si abatidos e destinados a formar um "Museu Ornitológico". Aos 24 anos o Rei começou a escrever a Ornitologia de Portugal, que foi corrigindo constantemente com grande rigor científico. Em 1893, com 30 anos de idade, decide publicá-la com o título Catálogo Ilustrado das Aves de Portugal, entregando a Albert Girard a área científica, ficando Enrique Casanova, seu professor de desenho, responsável pelas estampas. No entanto D. Carlos esteve presente em tudo, com o seu saber e a sua arte. A obra destinou-se a ser publicada pela Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda em fascículos ilustrados com 20 estampas cada. O 1.º fascículo saiu em 1903 e o 2.º em 1907. Dom Carlos I, rei de Portugal, nasceu em 1863. Ao longo da sua juventude viajou por várias cortes europeias. Numa dessas viagens conheceu Amélia de Orleans princesa de França e filha primogénita do Conde de Paris. Depois de um breve noivado desposou-a em Lisboa, em Maio de 1886. O reinado de D. Carlos foi caracterizado por diversas crises políticas. O rei era dotado de uma grande sensibilidade artística que o levou a dedicar a maior parte do seu tempo a um conjunto diferenciado de actividades, destacando-se a pintura, a ornitologia (estudo das aves) e a oceanografia. D. Carlos foi um apaixonado por fotografia, sendo o autor de uma grande parte do espólio da família real. O rei foi um pintor de talento, com grande capacidade expressiva e uma técnica apurada, demonstrando uma profunda sensibilidade na temática marinha. Assinava por vezes as suas obras com o nome "Carlos Fernando? Recebeu prémios internacionais de instituições, como a Sociedade Zoológica de Londres, Sociedade Oceanográfica do Golfo de Biscaia, ou o Museu História Natural, entre outros. Em 1985 foi publicado um fac-simile da obra e foi adicionado um terceiro volume ou suplemento, que contém mais 53 estampas de desenhos, até então inéditos, também de passeriformes, no entanto sem qualquer texto. Enrique Casanovafoi foi um pintor espanhol (Saragoça, 1850 - Madrid, 1913) que veio para Portugal em 1880, tornando-se professor de pintura do príncipe D. Carlos e do infante D. Afonso em meados de Maio de 1881, tarefa que se prolongaria até Setembro de 1884. Outros membros da família real foram também alunos de desenho e de pintura de Casanova, cujos ensinamentos influenciaram as obras artísticas de D. Maria Pia, D. Luís e D. Amélia. Casanova fez parte do círculo restrito da Corte, acompanhando-a nas suas viagens e estadias. Enrique Casanova foi um artísta polivalente na sua produção cerâmica, escultórica, pictórica e gráfica. A aguarela foi a técnica mais utilizada na pintura. A sua mestria, a técnica e o realismo das suas aguarelas possib

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        Art et photographie. Conférence faite à la "Société Photographique de Lille"

      Lille, Imprimerie H. Morel, 1903, in-4, 7 p, Broché, Ce livret contient le discours de M. François Benoît, Professeur d'Histoire de l'Art à l'Université de Lille, prononcé lors d'une conférence faite à la "Société Photographique de Lille" le 24 janvier 1903. L'objectif de cette intervention était d'amener l'auditoire à s'interroger sur le rapport entre l'Art et la Photographie, dont le "rapprochement" a longtemps "par[u] inconcevable" et de "démontrer aux uns la nécessité, aux autres la légitimité d'un effort en vue de rendre l'image photographique non pas égale, mais analogue à l'image artistique" (p. 1). Thèmes abordés: Les ambitions de l'art et leurs applications à la photographie; La Genèse de l'oeuvre d'art; Les procédés photographiques, entre science et démarche artistiques. Convaincu de la complémentarité de l'Art et de la Photographie, l'auteur conclue: "Souvent elle [la photographie] offrira à la fois le précieux et réconfortant exemple d'un accord de la Science et de l'Art et l'illustration de cet axiome de l'antique philosophie: "le Beau est la splendeur du Vrai" (p.7). Dédicace de l'auteur sur la 1ère de couverture: "A Monsieur P. Dupont, hommage empressé". Cachets sur la couverture et la 1ère page indiquant la provenance: "Archigymnasii Insulensis Cathol.". Tampons à l'encre sur la couverture et la 1ère page indiquant la mention "Annulé". Couverture légèrement défraîchie. Quelques traces de mouillures. Exemplaire rare en bon état.

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        Naturalistische Decorationsmalereien von Anton Seder. Vol. III.

      Ernst Wasmuth., Berlin 1903 - Folio. Loose sheets as issued . Titles and five double page and ten single-page chromolithographs, with additional gilt. Lightly thumbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arbeiten und Entwürfe von Albert Maennchen, maler, Berlin. Wasmuths Neue Malereien. 2te. Folge.

      Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth., Berlin 1903 - Folio. Loose as issued in modern cloth portfolio. 32 plates of chromolithographs and lithographs. Title page and introduction page. Margial chipping with slight loss to margins of a few plate, marginal creasing Library stamps at margin of all images. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Railway pass with portrait photograph of the artist as a twelve-year-old, signed on the reverse ("Egon Leo Schiele").

      Vienna, 26. IV. 1903. - Head-and-shoulders portrait (65:97 mm, somwhat rubbed), die stamp of the "k. k. Staatseisenbahndirection Wien"; mounted on cardboard with embossed signet of the studio by L. Grillich, Vienna; in original cardboard folder. Until his retirement in 1902, Schiele's father worked as stationmaster in Tulln on the Danube. - The 12-year-old Schiele's signature in pencil and stronger faded. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photo Album]: Pamatnik 1902-03 [Austro-Hungarian Navy]

      [Croatia] 1903 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 17" x 12". Custom cloth-covered portfolio album containing 38 stiff sheets with 165 gelatin silver photographs, and 28 mounted postcards. The photos measuring between 3.5" x 2.25" and 4" x 3". The sheets are hand titled in pen throughout. Near fine portfolio with part of the silk tie missing and modest wear to the extremities and hinges with fine and fresh images with only light bumping to the sheets. A portfolio album with photographs attractively arranged to commemorate service in the Austro-Hungarian Navy. Based in Pola, on the Adriatic (today the modern Croatian city of Pula), the Austro-Hungarian Navy (K.u.K. Kriegsmarine) was a major force in European naval affairs at the turn of the century and playing a role in international conflicts, such as the Boxer Rebellion in China. The person who created this album apparently served on three vessels during their tour, the Ironclad Warship SMS *Tegetthoff* (launched 1878), the Screw Corvette SMS *Saida* (launched 1878), and the pre-Dreadnought Monarch-class coastal defense ship SMS *Wien* (launched 1896). These three ships are each given separate photographic treatments, but a large number of other ships, both warships and commercial sailing vessels, are seen throughout the porfolio. Images capture shipboard life, torpedo boats, armaments training, naval maneuvers, shore life in Pula, a trip to the Near East, and naval visits to Dubrovnik and Gruz in Croatia, the Port of Piraeus (Athens), and Thessalonica in Greece, and the Greek Islands of Samos and Corfu. There are also a number of mounted postcards of various ships and locations, including a panorama of Pola signed by 25 sailors. About a dozen photos appear to have been captioned in the negative. A wonderfully comprehensive and uncommon view of the Austro-Hungarian Navy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jim Cummins' Book Written by Himself

      Reed, Denver 1903 - This is a good-only copy of this very scarce first edition, but very much enhanced by a gilt-stamped green leather box made by Corry McSpadden, decorated inside with marbled paper. The book itself is shaken, outwardly worn mostly around the spine, with some internal stitching loosening but no loose pages. The front free endpaper is a mess, as something was violently torn from it, probably a bookplate. It is missing the upper corner and a lg. hole in the center. Otherwise pages are toned but clean, and I find no foxing. Written by one of the least violent and notable members of the James and Quantrill gangs, who they say was so mild-mannered that he was not arrested even when he tried to turn himself in, and was never tried. 191 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        St. Paul's Cathedral Record. Containing an Historical Sketch of St. Paul's Cathedral from the Beginning of the First Parish in the City of Pittsburgh to May Tenth, Anno Domini Nineteen Hundred and Three

      St. Paul's Cathedral, Pittsburgh 1903 - First Edition. c.1903. Hardcover. Brown cloth. 4to. 85pp. (text) + 16pp. (plates). Very Good+. Light wear at corners and spine-ends, some soiling to boards, contents clean and unmarked. Rare! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frühlingsmärchen.

      Leipzig Insel-Verlag 1903 - Kl-8; 2 Bll., 62, (1) pp mit mehreren Vignetten von Heinrich Vogeler; hellblaues Leinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschildchen, Kopffarbschnitt und gemustertem Lesebändchen, illustr. Orig.-Broschur miteingebunden; Rücken aufgehellt, Rückenschildchen berieben, Vorsätze geringfügig fleckig, kleines Exlibris. - Eines von 500 handschriftlich nummerierten Exemplaren, mit Stempelsignet der Wiener Werkstätte auf dem hinteren fliegenden Vorsatz; neben dem Verlagssignet Bleistift-Monogramm "JH" (spätere Hinzufügung?) Kosch 16, 76; Sarkowski 1521. - Schlicht gestalteter Einband aus der Frühzeit der Wiener Werkstätte; die Musterung des Lesebändchens ist typisch für Josef Hoffmann. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sand-buried ruins of Khotan: personal narrative of a journey of archaelogical & geographical exploration in Chinese Turkestan.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. 8vo (23 cm; 9"). xliii, 524 pp. illus. First edition. A personal account of archaeologist (Marc) Aurel Stein's 1900–01 exploration of the ancient remains of Khotan and the great desert of Xinjiang, then known as Chinese Turkestan, the first of his great expeditions to Central Asia. Detailed here for a wider audience (not just antiquarian scholars) are the experiences, observations and discoveries of that journey, profusely illustrated with halftone illustrations and => an attractively colored and intact folding map displaying the portions of Chinese Turkestan surveyed by Stein.    Stein made four expeditions to Central Asia; his greatest triumph (1907) was to involve => the discovery of the world's oldest printed text, Diamond Sutra, dating to A.D. 868, plus 40,000 other scrolls. He received a knighthood for his efforts, which extended over thirty years.    Provenance: Bookplate of "John Edmond Heugh Balfour," bearing the motto, "Adsit Deus"; Balfour was a captain of the 11th Hussars during World War I. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia). Rust-brown publisher's cloth with gilt and black lettering and decoration to front board and spine, top edge gilt; minor rubbing to edges, bumped extremities, volume a bit cocked and paper (only) breaking across hinges inside. Bookplate on front pastedown as above. Tissue guard of frontispiece foxed without affecting plate; upper corners a little bumped, one page with light staining just along edge, and a handful of leaves unopened (one pair mis-opened, resulting in a long closed tear to one leaf). => A very good copy of Stein's personal account of his first expedition.

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        Claudine s'en va

      Paul Ollendorff 1903 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1903, 11,5x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Willy à Judith Gauthier. Belles couvertures en couleurs illustrées par Pascau. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition on plain paper. Precious autograph signed by Willy to Judith Gauthier. Beautiful color covers illustrated by Pascau. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Wasmuths Neue Malereien.3. Folge.

      Wasmuth. 1903 - Folio. Loose as issued in modern cloth portfolio. Decorative designs by Urban, A.Wolf, Marquardsen, Weck, Dahmen, Belling, Forty chromolithographs including two double page. Title page thumbed, two corners creased (not affecting images) rubbed at edges. Library stamps at margin of images. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Treatyse Of Fysshynge Wyth An Angle

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1903 - Unread Very Fine condition in Fine, original chemise with light tanning and small at rear joint in publisher's slipcase (panels separated). Limited edition of 160 copies on hand-made paper. Bound in limp vellum with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover, cloth ties present. Top edges gilt. Rather scarce in this condition and hard to find with original chemise; Printed at the Gilliss Press from type case specially for this book, patterned after the traditional old character first used by Wynkyn de Worde in his original 1496 edition. With introductory essay by William Loring Andrews, 1837-1920.The Treatyse is often described as the first known English essay on fishing as a sport ; Wood block print; [xii], lxxxvi, [x] pages

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