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        Der Polster. (Martha Kurzweil auf dem Divan sitzend). Holzschnitt in fünf Farben, gelb, grün, braun, blau, schwarz. 1903.

      - 28,5 : 26 cm auf transparentem Japanbütten 38,5 : 30,5 cm. Novotny/Adolph 428. - Die wichtigste Druckgraphik des Künstlers und eines der bedeutendsten Blätter des Wiener Jugendstils. - Das saubere Blatt in der Original-Montage auf graubraunem Untersatzkarton mit typographischem Text im Unterrand: »„Der Polster". Farbiger Originalholzschnitt von Maximilian Kurzweil. - Verlag der Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst, Wien.« - Blatt aus der Jahresmappe der Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst 1903. - Wie immer ist der obere Papierrand auf die bezeichnete Unterlage montiert. - Gerahmt. Sprache: de

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        RUSSIAN ANTIQUE BOOK A.BREHM ZHIZN ZHIVOTNYH Life of Animals ILL. 3 Vol.1903-04

      RUSSIAN ANTIQUE BOOK A.E.BREHM ZHIZN ZHIVOTNYH 3 Vol.1903-04 Brehm's Life of Animals ST.PETERSBURG, 1903- 1904., 3 VOL.COMPLETE. HALF LEATHER HARD COVER, 26x18 cm. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED BY COLOR CHROMOLITHOGRAPH PLATES, B/W PLATES & DRAWINGS IN TEXT SOME WEAR RUBBING AND CHIPPING TO EDGES OF COVER SPINES ARE MISSING BUT BINDING STILL TIGHT YELLOW/ LIGHT BROWN PAPER MODERATE FOXING ca. TO HALF OF PAGES ALMOST ALL OF PLATES WITH FOXING STAINS TOTAL WEIGHT: 5800gr. Shipping cost to USA $ 105. Sorry for this misleading but I'm registered on ebay of USA therefore I can not put above more than $18. I send THEM EMS FROM ISRAEL Shipping cost to Russia: $ 115 Брэм А.Э. Жизнь животных. 3 тома. Спб., 1903-1904. В трех издательских полукожаных переплетах Брэм А.Э. Жизнь животных. Полный перевод со второго немецкаго издания, вновь обработаннаго Рихардом Шмидтелейном для школы и домашняго чтения, под редакцией [и с предисл.] профессора П.Ф.Лесгафта. 3 тома. Спб., типография товарищества «Просвещение», 1900-1902. 26 х 18 см. В трех издательских полукожаных переплетах. Том 1. Млекопитающия. С 10 хромолитографиями, 15 черными таблицами и 221 рисунками в тексте, исполненными Л.Бекманом, В.Кампгаузеном, Р.Кречмером, В.Кюнертом, Г.Мютцелем, Фр.Шпехтом и др. (1900). XXII, 853, [5] с.; с иллюстрациями в тексте и 26 иллюстрациями на отдельных листах. Том 2. Птицы. Под ред. проф. Спб. ун-та А.С.Догеля (с 401 с.) и П.Ф.Лесгафта (до 160 с.). С 10 хромолитографиями, 19 черными таблицами и 225 рисунками в тексте, исполненными Л.Бекманом, Р.Кречмером, В.Кюнертом, Г.Мютцелем, Фр.Шпехтом и др. (1901). XXII, 880, [4] с.; с иллюстрациями в тексте и 29 иллюстрациями на отдельных листах. Том 3. Пресмыкающияся, земноводныя, рыбы, насекомыя, низшия животныя. [Под ред. проф. С.-Петерб. Ун-та А.С.Догеля]. С 10 хромолитографиями, 16 черными таблицами, 1 картой и 713 рисунками в тексте, исполненными Л.Бекманом, Р.Кречмером, В.Кюнертом, Г.Мютцелем, Фр.Шпехтом и др. (1902). XLIV, 1067, [7] с.; с иллюстрациями в тексте и 27 иллюстрациями на отдельных листах. Альфред Эдмунд Брем (1829-1884) - самый знаменитый европейский ученый-зоолог XIX века. Родился в семье деревенского пастора Людвига Брема, известного европейского орнитолога. С раннего возраста под руководством отца принимал участие в естественнонаучных и особенно зоологических наблюдениях и работах. Получил архитектурное образование в Альтенбурге. После окончания университета совершил большое путешествие по Африке (5 лет провел в Египте, Эфиопии, Восточном Судане), что окончательно утвердило его на научном пути. Изучал естественные науки в Иене и Вене. Был одним из основателей Немецкого орнитологического общества. А.Э.Брем совершил еще несколько крупных путешествий: в Испанию, Норвегию, Лапландию и Абиссинию. Был директором Зоологического сада в Гамбурге, в 1867 году основал в Берлине знаменитый Берлинский аквариум. В 1877 году объехал Западную Сибирь и северо-западный Туркестан, а через год совершил путешествие в область Среднего Дуная. В течение своих путешествий Брэм собрал огромный естественно-научный и зоологический материал. Обладая литературным талантом, он написал ряд крупных работ, отличающихся живым и увлекательным изложением, наиболее популярной из которых стала его «Жизнь животных».  

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        THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMME AND BOOK OF WONDERS COMBINED OF THE BARNUM AND BAILEY GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH.

      George Arlington, New York 1903 - "With full descriptions of the human abnormalities and rare animals". This is the official program for the year 1903. The colorful wrappers are chipped and lightly soiled. Color remains vivid. 2" x 1/2" piece missing near spine of rear cover, old tape repair. Replete with advertisements, listings of the parts of each performance, a long section on the "phenomenons and abnormal creatures", each with photograph, the animals and the celebrities of the circus. The circus would add the name Ringling after the 1906 season. A grand piece of circus memorabilia. Priced 10 cents on front cover. Previous owner's signature, and "New York, Friday Apr. 24, 1903, Madison Square Garden" on title-page. Size: Small Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Légende de Soeur Béatrix. Ilustrations en couleurs de Henri Caruchet.

      P., Librairie A. Rouquette, 1903, 1 vol. grand in-8° (252 x 165) relié 1/2 maroquin café au lait à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, auteur, titre et date en queue dorés au dos, tête dorée, couvertures ill. conservées, de (4) ff. (2 bl., faux-titre et titre) - 68 pp. - (4) ff. (achevé d'imprimer et 3 bl.). Très bel exemplaire sans défauts. - 65 somptueuses illustrations de Henri Caruchet, dans un pur style Art nouveau,gravées par Ducourtioux et Huillard, très finement coloriés par A. Charpentier et Fils (2 illustrations en couvertures, 1 vignette en page de titre, 1 entête avec lettrine, 2 culs-de-lampe, 30 in-textes avec encadrement et 29 encadrements sans illustrations). Les encadrements représentent un véritable manifeste de la faune et de la flore Art Nouveau. Le tirage total est de 160 exemplaires, 1 des 150 numérotés sur Japon (N°101), chaque illustration est donnée en deux états dont un en noir. Superbe ! Réf. biblio. : Carteret, V-151.

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        The English Bible Containing the Old Testament out of the Original Tongues by Special Command of His Majesty King James the First and Now Reprinted with Text Revised by a Collation of its Early and Other Principal Editions.

      Doves Press 1903-1905, Hammersmith - Printed in black and red with initial letters designed and executed by Edward Johnston. Five volumes. One of 500 copies on paper. Folio, original full vellum, lettered in gilt, uncut, housed in a two custom made, morocco-edged slipcases. Pp.5-14 of first volume rather spotted as often & very mild browning to first few leaves of volume II, externally there a few small creases to the top of the spine of Vol I, the top edge of Vol III is slightly dusty and there a few tiny marks to the lower top edge of volume V. Otherwise this is an extremely fresh, crisp set. Cobden-Sanderson wrote in his farewell publication from the Doves Press: "The English Bible is a supreme achievement of English Literature" and his Doves Bible is a supreme achievement of English typography. It is a triumphant work, considered to be the magnum opus of the Dove's Press. Colin Franklin exclaims: "Nothing is so stark and pure, such unbending art as the Dove's Bible". Johnston's initials are an intrinsic part of the text rather than straight decoration, and their pure beauty completes rather than adds to the whole. Here we have probably the greatest example of his work with the opening great red 'I' of Genesis which Ransom describes as "a pattern for all time of complexity reduced to the minimum of simplicity". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Descent of Ishtar.

      Eragny Press, London 1903 - Wood engraved frontispiece designed by Diana White, wood engraved border in green and 5 initials in red designed by Lucien Pissarro, all engraved by Esther Pissarro. One of 226 copies printed in red, black and green in Brook type on Arches Eragny paper. 12mo., Bound by Katherine Adams, with her monogram in gilt, in russet creshed morocco, spine with 5 raised bands and lettered in gilt, gilt fillet on turnins. Small area of rubbing on upper cover and top of headcap, offset from the turnins, otherwise an extremely good copy. An early example of Katherine Adams binding who was a pupil of Sarah Prideaux and worked for a time with Douglas Cockerell, although she was really self taught as this training only lasted for 4 months. She began binding on her own in 1901 receving her first commission from William Morris and bound for the greatest collectors and printers of her day. Her bindings are known for their techincial skill and the excellence of her gilding. Esther Pissarro and Diana White had been friends since art school and Esther decided to publish her The Descent of Ishtar, based on an ancient Assyrian tale, which had been published in the New Review in 1897. Unusually the frontispiece, which shows Ishtar's lover, Tammuz, in the Underworld was by the author rather than Lucien, who didn't really like what he called her 'Neo-Pre-Raphaelite' work. With the booklabel of the collectors Marie-Louise and Samuel Rosenthal and label of New York dealer Philip Duschnes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Call of the Wild (Signed Presentation Copy)

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. First edition. Very Good. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication to his close friend: "Johannes Reimers - Greeting! Affectionately yours, Jack London. Sept. 10, 1903." Johannes Reimers (1858 - 1953) was born in Norway then immigrated to the United States, living and working in California. He was an author and a landscape architect, although he is best remembered today for his work as a painter. Reimers met Jack London at a party in 1902 through a mutual friend and the two instantly hit it off, maintaining a friendship over many years. "Jack looked like a young, ardent, hopeful fellow brimful of conviction. He instantly inspired me with his open comradeship...Whenever I saw him, he was always the center of a group; people flocked to his vital magnetism; everyone who came within its radius, loved him." - Johannes Reimers Reading this book inspired Reimers to write an early review of it (published just 20 days after receiving the book), which is sometimes collected in later editions of the work "Jack London's Book The Call of the Wild: It Is More Than a Rattling Good Dog Story-It Is an Allegory of Human Struggles and Aspirations," - Johannes Reimers (published in the "Stockton Evening Mail," September 30th, 1903) This copy in Very Good condition only: wear at the spine ends, joints and corners, a small dampstain at the lower edge of the front board, separation between the front free end paper and the half-title (at one time amateurly repaired with glue. One illustration, the one facing p. 214 torn at the inner margin and reinserted. Despite the condition flaws (which we have not tried to improve in any way), an exceptional association copy of London's masterpiece. Very Good.

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        Le petit illustré amusant, 1903, année complète, du n°1 au n°52

      First Edition. Bound in half red calico, flat spine decorated with fillets stamped cold, light scratches on the jaws, flat marbled paper, binding of the weekly époque.Cet caricatures is richly illustrated by Raoul Thomen Landelle, Jean Aurian, poulbot Edmond Guenin, Bogron, Vallet, Valery Muller, Henry Muller, Leon Bardet, Haye, Ferdinand Bac, Ricardo Flores, Delannoy, The Bocain, E. Tap, Gog, Malherbe, of Albat ... etc.Chaque number has eight pages, including large color drawings on the first and last pages and numerous drawings and noir.Rare nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Le petit illustré amusant Paris 1903 30x39cm relié

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        The Peril and Preservation of the Home: Being the William L. Bull Lectures for the Year 1903

      George W. Jacobs Company, Philadelphia 1903 - First edition. A trifle rubbed at the spine ends, still just about fine, with the gilt lettering bright. Illustrated with 27 photographs which Riis used as lantern slides when presenting his lectures. A very scarce title. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        IRONSIDE'S CRICKET PROGRAMME SEASON 1903-1904

      Sydney: Anthony Hordern & Sons. 1903 - Small cricket annual covering cricket in New South Wales in season 1903-04. Includes state and international fixtures within the state, including two Ashes Test matches at Sydney, fixtures for all grade cricket within the NSW Cricket Association, adverts etc. 12 x 9cm. Paperback. 48pp. Ink name to front cover. Very good condition. A very rare Australian annual.

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        THE AIR-SHIP AND OTHER STORIES

      London: Digby, Long & Co., 1903., 1903. First edition. First edition. Very good in the original cloth (some tanning to the pages; hinges starting but solid; minor bump/crease to the upper margins of pages 21-46, and the ghost of something having been loosely laid in at the front. Contains eight short stories. From the collection of the late Bob Adey, one of the last significant additions to his collections, and a duplicate from the library of a Fletcher specialist. Adey also wrote the comprehensive bibliography of Locked Room Murders and Other Impossible Crimes that many collectors find so useful today. A prominent English bookseller and historian says, "I remember talking to Bob Adey about it (this book) fifteen or more years ago. It was a book he especially wanted but hadn't been able to find, despite having been a collector since the early 1960s. I had no idea he had finally found a copy and only discovered the fact when his books came on to the market. I was talking at the York fair in September 2015 to the big Fletcher collector over here, and it transpired that this was his duplicate copy. I don't know whether he sold it to Bob or let him have it for a trade (Bob was a big trader). I've never seen another. I think the only other one I know of is in the Queen collection, but, from memory, I think that is an ex-library copy." A rare book housed in an attractive clamshell case with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine.

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        "THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES" --- THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE IN THE STRAND MAGAZINE, OCTOBER, 1903

      London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1903., 1903. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Story appears in The Stand Magazine, Vol. XXVI, No. 154, October, 1903. Pictorial wrappers, i - lxxx (advertisements), 363 -480 pp., lxxxi - lxxxviii (advertisements), plus 2 pp. tipped in advertisements, plus 14 pp. advertisements laid in loose, double column. Illustrated with black & white drawings. Sherlock Holmes adventure appears on pages 362 - 376 and is illustrated in black & white with seven drawings by Sidney Paget. Ronald Adair was found murdered in his home. He'd been shot in a closed room, with no possible exit through the windows. Adair was a quiet young man. His only hobby was playing cards, and he'd just had won £240 with his new partner, Colonel Sebastian Moran. Watson attempts to solve the crime but to no avail. One day while he's examining the area around Adair's house, Watson bumps into an old man who eventually reveals himself to be Holmes. Watson is very shocked to see Holmes alive as he thought he was dead (The Adventure of the Final Problem). Holmes explains that he'd never fallen at Reichenbach but had taken advantage of his "official death" to track down Moriarty's accomplices around the world. Holmes returned to London when he heard about the Adair case because Moran was Moriarty's lieutenant. Sherlock is well-aware that Moran knows the he's indeed alive and so, intends to kill him. Holmes places a wax bust of himself in the window of 221B Baker Street to act as a decoy. He then takes Watson to an empty house from where they can keep an eye on the bust. While Holmes and Watson wait, Moran enters the room without seeing the two men hiding in the dark and shoots the bust. Watson knocks him down as Holmes calls Lestrade to arrest him. The detective explains to Lestrade that Moran also killed Adair, who had caught him cheating at cards and threatened to denounce him. A rare complete copy, with tipped in and laid in advertisements, of the resurrections of Sherlock Holmes in "The Adventure of the Empty House," the first of the stories of "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" after his death, or apparent death, ten years earlier in the story "The Final Problem." Copies of the stories in wrappers, especially for the Return issues, are not common, much less so with the original laid in and bound in advertisements. Includes: two bound-in advertisements: the color card "Use Lux" after p. lxxx and the four page ad for "The Standard Life Assurance Company," before the rear wrapper; and eleven laid in advertising sheets including the elusive broadsheet for "The Return of Sherlock Holmes ... in the October Number" with the announcement of the "Gold in Waiting" treasure hunt story on the verso, itself a knockoff of Holmes and Watson. Plus: 1). The Ceramic Art Co. Ltd. Crown Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent, Tea and Coffee Service. 2). The Geo R. Sims Hair Restorer Tatcho. Two Coupons for trial bottle. 3). Genuine Steel Plate Engravings. A free Gift of a Charming Miniature on Porcelain. 4). Sanatogen. The Most Powerful Nerve Stimulant and Restorative. Mail-in to receive informational pamphlet. 5). The Lineel Co. Ltd., cures all aches and pains. Free bottle. (Next Page Koko for the Hair trial bottle). 6). "His Girl" Albert Hildesheimer. 12 Pictures in color offer. 7). Dartring 'Lanoline.' Personal care product listings of eight trademark preparations. 8). The Wide World Magazine. Facsimile of November cover and excerpt from short story "Buried Alive in St. Pierre." 9). Horlick's Malted Mile. "Always up to the Standard" color ad. 10). Mr. B. Beasley "To Stammerers Young and Old" Testimonials for speech impediment services. The broadside that announces "The Return Of Sherlock Holmes" is lightly tanned at the edges, else in fine condition. Minor edgewear to the wrappers, a few tiny tears along lower portion of the spine, page edges lightly tanned, front cover has a small tear that is expertly repaired on the verso, contents are bright and clean except for a few leaves that are offset, where advertisements were laid-in. A desirable copy of an uncommon title.

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        The Moon. A Summary Of The Existing Knowledge Of Our Satellite, With A Complete Photographic Atlas.

      Doubleday, Page & Company,, N Y 1903 - photos; 100 plates. Publisher's blue cloth, upper cover bordered and lettered in white with a central photographic onlay, abrasions to the border. Although some of the illustrations are reprinted from other sources, many of the beautiful photographs were taken by Pickering from his observatory in Jamaica. Although over the course of his career some of his findings would later be deemed false, the present work stands as a befitting memorial to a life dedicated to the study of the heavens. Photo plate front board. Errata bound in. Provenance 'CMM' contemporary bookplate. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1903 : 1903 Wisden Original Hardback, Very Good Condition

      1903 - This 1903 original Publisher's hardback is in excellent, unrestored condition. The front and rear boards are very clean and bright with the gilt very bright to the front board. The spine is sturdy and unmarked and once again the gilt is bright. Internally, the front and rear end papers are in excellent condition and the hinges, unusually for 1903, are strong. The contents are complete, original, unmarked and in excellent condition, including a really good photo plate. A really nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Butterflies and Moths of Europe

      Cassell and Co. 1903 - 1903. A bright, well-preserved, VG+ copy. Half leather over marbled boards. 5 raised bands and hand-tooled gilt-lettering on spine. Thick quarto, 431 pgs. With 55 sumptuous color plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Reminiscences Of An Astronomer

      Boston And New York: Houghton, Mifflin And Company, 1903. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Frontispiece. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Printing X, 424 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Detailed Autobiography With Succinct Explanations Of His Own Work And That Of Others He Worked With. This Example Inscribed To R C Archibald, Who Wrote The Official Biography And Bibliography Of Newcomb Published In The Memoirs Of The National Academy Of Sciences In 1924, And Also With The 1956 Signature Of A Prominent Jpl Astronomer Who Managed The U.S. Halley Watch Group. This Example Very Good +/ Near Fine, Light Wear, Gilt Brilliant, Hinges Tight.

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        Typed Letter, Signed ("S Newcomb"), to the editors of The Independent, inquiring as to the fate of his article on "The Outlook for the Flying Machine"

      Washington, D.C., 1903. One page. 12mo. A few old wrinkles. Fine. Orange half morocco folding case. One page. 12mo. A brief and intriguing letter from the Canadian-born mathematical astronomer and political economist Simon Newcomb (1835-1909), inquiring about the receipt of his article, "The Outlook for the Flying Machine", which he had sent the preceding week. "I am somewhat concerned in not having received from you a proof of my article on The Outlook for the Flying Machine ... nor even any intimation that you had received either the article or the figures." He was in charge of the telescope at the U.S. Naval Observatory and later superintendent of the Almanac Office of the U.S. Navy. "he parlayed his planetary studies into an international project to bring order to the different national ephemerides through the adoption of uniform constants and consistent positional data. By the turn of the century, many of Newcomb's new constants, tables, and theories were becoming the norm in positional astronomy, a status that they retained through the mid-twentieth century. Newcomb received the Copley Medal of the Royal Society of London in 1890" (ANB). Newcomb could not know that his article was published in The Independent on the same day this letter was written. In the article he stated famously, "Quite likely the twentieth century is destined to see the natural forces which will enable us to fly from continent to continent with a speed far exceeding that of the bird." He was of the opinion, however, that the "the present state of our knowledge" was insufficient to permit powered flight; he did not know that the Wright Borthers had advanced that state of knowledge and would achieve sustained flight just a few weeks after this note was written.

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        Der Tag. 1899 bis 1903.

      Winterthur., 1903. 151 S. 8° , Illustr. Ppbd. Mit 5 Holzschn. (1 auf dem Einband) und Dedikationsholzschn. von Karl Hofer. - Rathenau 5-10. - In einer Aufl. von 100 Ex. veröffentlichter Privatdruck. Frühe Arbeit von Hofer. Der Holzschn. \"Dedicavit Hans Reinhart\" in Bordüre, mit gestempelter Exemplar-Nr. 9, auf vorderen Innendeckel montiert. Vorsatzbl. mit eigenh. Widmung von Reinhart. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

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        New York and Brooklyn Bridge (Bridge N°1)

      Joseph Koehler, New York 1903 - Rare et majestueuse Chromolithographie, en coloris d'époque, représentant une vue panoramique de la ville de New York et du Pont de Brooklyn. Cette vue a été réalisée en 1903, 20 ans après la construction du pont de Brooklyn, par les propres concepteurs de ce pont, John A. Roehling et son fils, et imprimée par Joseph Koehler. A l'époque, le pont de Brooklyn, terminé en 1883, était le premier pont suspendu avec des cables en acier. Cette vue plongeante représente le Lower East Side de Manhattan visible depuis la rive de Brooklyn. L'East River est traversée par le Pont de Brooklyn qui, reliant les 2 rives, domine cette immense vue. Cette lithographie témoigne de l'effervescence de la métropole américaine avec la représentation d'une vive activité portuaire, de nombreux bateaux à voiles et à vapeur, le trafic automobile sur le pont, avec les traditionnels drapeaux américains surplombant les tours du pont. Sous l'illustration, des détails techniques concernant la largeur du pont, sa longueur, le diamètre des cables, etc. Joseph Koehler est un illustre lithographe de New York qui exerça de 1890 à 1911. Cette lithographie est extrêmement rare. Rare and majestic Chromolithography, in period colors, depicting a panoramic view of New York City and the Brooklyn Bridge. This view was made in 1903, 20 years after the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, by the designers of this bridge, John A. Roehling and his son, and printed by Joseph Koehler. At that time, the Brooklyn Bridge, realised in 1883, was the first suspension bridge with steel cables. This plunging view represents the Lower East Side of Manhattan visible from the shore of Brooklyn. The East River is crossed by the Brooklyn Bridge which, linking the two banks, dominates this immense view. This lithograph testifies to the effervescence of the American metropolis with the representation of a lively port activity, many sailing and steamboats, car traffic on the bridge, with the traditional American flags overlooking the towers of the bridge. Under the illustration, technical details concerning the width of the bridge, its length, the diameter of the cables, etc. Joseph Koehler is an illustrious lithographer from New York who practiced from 1890 to 1911. This lithography is extremely rare. Dim : 100 x 67 cm; 39,3 x 26,3 inches.

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        Dictionnaire des Figures Héraldiques.

      Bruxelles, Société Belge de Librairie 1894-1903. - 7 volumes. In-8°. Cartonnages vers 1920. Edition originale complet et propre. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Flora and Sylva. A monthly review for lovers of garden, woodland,, tree or flower.

      Published at 17, Furnival Street, London 1903 - DELUXE ISSUE, 3 vols. (all published), folio, pp. [vi], 324; [vi], 392; [vi], 360 + 66 chromolithograph plates. Original half vellum, white buckram boards, spines lettered in gilt. Occasional foxing and toning. Bindings a bit soiled. Ink inscription to front pastedown of vol. 1: '1943 Sold by Blackwells of Oxford'; two gift inscriptions to initial blank in each vol.: 'F.J.P.L. from Charlie & Nellie, June 1st 1904 [Xmas 1904; Xmas 1905]' and 'Rosemary to W.R.W. Christmas 1943' A short-lived and luxuriously-produced periodical - published from April 1903 to December 1905 - here as first issued in book-form and one of a limited number of copies specially bound in half vellum instead of blue cloth. Nissen BBI 2251. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McNaughtan's Bookshop & Gallery ABA PBFA]
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        TYPHOON and Other Stories

      1903. London: William Heinemann, 1903. 2 pp preliminary ads = 32 pp terminal ads, undated. Original dark grey cloth with front-cover life preserver in gilt. First Edition, first (i.e. non-Colonial) issue, limited to 1,500 copies. In addition to the title tale, the "other stories" are "Amy Foster," "Falk" and "To-morrow" ("Falk" is the tale that centers upon Conrad's often-recurring theme of cannibalism). "Typhoon" had been published in New York in 1902, prior to Conrad's final revisions that are reflected in the text of this English edition; the other three appear in book form for the first time here.~This is a "pure" domestic copy, with the domestic half-title and title leaves; demand from British booksellers was so great that the binder subsequently had to create "hybrid" copies, transferring colonial copies to the domestic market and back again. It is in Cagle's binding "a" -- with 110mm between "Conrad" and "Heinemann" on the spine, and with the pages trimmed at the top edge only. This copy does include the 32-page ad catalogue that is present in some but not all copies.~It is in close-to-fine condition (very slight cracking of the front endpaper). Cagle A8b(1).

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        WYLDER'S HAND. A NOVEL ..

      London: Downey & Co., n.d. [1903].. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] [i-ii] [iii] iv-v [vi] [1] 2-387 [388: blank] [note: title leaf is an insert], original decorated dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel. First British one-volume edition. First published by Bentley in 1864 (in three volumes). One of a quartet of horror novels produced in the mid-1860s, "four sensational novels that are the best of their kind ... brilliant mid-Victorian novels of mystery and suspense." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 224-225. "... a superb mystery tale of murder and retributive fate. Le Fanu at the height of his powers weaves an intricate plot and keeps the readers breathless with expectation and excitement ... This is a bizarre tale which in its raw, jagged power almost equals WUTHERING HEIGHTS." - Devendra P. Varma, Arno Press promotional brochure for The Collected Works of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1976), pp. 22-3. "Somber thriller in which the implacable working of fate brings the guilty to account, after the fashion of Le Fanu's best short stories (though the supernatural aspects are carefully understated). Similar in some ways to Wilkie Collins's melodramas ... but grimmer in outlook." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-52. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-64. Hubin (1994), p. 493. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, spine lean, free endpapers tanned, a bright, very good copy. An uncommon edition of this novel. (#156344)

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        Doctor Faustus.

      [London:] printed at the Ballantyne Press, sold by Messrs. Hacon & Ricketts,, 1903. Octavo (230 x 142 mm). Contemporary blue crushed morocco by Stikeman, titles and floral decoration to spine gilt, floral frame and dot work to covers gilt, top edge and turn-ins gilt, blue endpapers. Wood-engraved burin press device on verso of Dramatis Personae and elaborate frame to opening page of letterpress by Charles Ricketts. Binder's stamp to front free endpaper verso. A little rubbing to spine and extremities, offsetting to endpapers, an excellent copy. First edition thus, sole printing, one of 310 copies issued on Arnold hand-made paper. Charles Ricketts (1866–1931), was an outstanding art nouveau designer, with notable work for commercial publishers including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), John Gray's Silverpoints (1893) and Oscar Wilde's The Sphinx (1895). Meeting a wealthy barrister, Llewellyn Hacon, enabled Ricketts to realise his dream of being a publisher and he set up the Vale Press in 1894. Although influenced by the aesthetic movement and by William Morris, whom he admired, his Vale press books are more classical than medieval in style and "the distinct personal element in those books derives from the woodcut designs and illustrations drawn and cut by Ricketts". The fire which destroyed his stock and decorative material in 1899 robbed him of his enthusiasm, and he closed the press with his Bibliography of the Vale Press (1904). This work was edited by a friend and colleague of Ricketts's Thomas Sturge Moore (1870–1944), who contributed to Rickett's art journal The Dial, and helped to edit and translate a number of books for the Vale Press. It was published uniform with a series of Shakespeare's works, the wood-engraved frame the same as was used in the Tragedies. His lifelong interest in drama "led to his association with a number of societies", this work was printed for the benefit of one such society with which both Moore and Ricketts were involved, the Society of Romantic Players. A beautifully bound work from the earlier era of the well-regarded Stikeman bindery under the ownership of Henry Stikeman. From the library of Gary E. Prouk, a Canadian creative director for the advertising agency Scali, McCabe, Sloves and collector of fin-de-siècle and private press materials.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Architektur von 1750-1850.

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 1903 - Die so genannte erste Serie mit 102 Lichtdrucktafeln in der Größe 36 x 26 cm (leicht variierend je Tafel), davon 22 farbig. Enthält Stadtansichten von Augsburg (8), Bamberg (5), Basel (2), Bayreuth (1), Berlin, (5), Bern (1), Cassel (5), Erfurt (1), Esslingen (2), Frankfurt a.M. (8), Karlsruhe (6), Leipzig (2), Ludwigsburg (9), München (9), Nürnberg (5), Potsdam (6), Stettin (1), Stuttgart (16), Ulm (2), Weimar (3) und Würzburg (5). Ein sauberes und gutes Exemplar, doch sind zwei Tafeln von einem Wasserfleck am unteren linken Rand betroffen (jeweils nur am Rand der Beschriftung, nicht im Bild selbst) und einige Seiten leicht fingerfleckig, jedoch ebenfalls nicht auf den Lichtdrucken selbst. Außerdem ist die rechte obere Ecke im kompletten Exemplar mit einem leichten Knick versehen, der aber nicht bis zum Bildrand geht. Der Einband nur leicht berieben. Siehe Foto. Wenn Sie weitere Informationen wünschen. Mit 102 Tafeln. 6 Seiten + 102 Blatt. Wohl der Original-HalblederEinband.

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat, Karl-Heinz Than]
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        Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Expedition Filchner nach China und Tibet 1903-1913. In 11 text volumes and two atlases (one of Tibet and one of China), plus 56 "Routenkarten" and three "Marschroutenprofile".

      Berlin, Ernst Siegfried Mittler & Sohn, 1903-1914. 13 volumes. Text volumes I-XI 4to (25.1 x 17.3 cm; first volume slightly larger), with 478 plates and eight folding maps. Original, red buckram, first volume in half cloth with mounted pictorial covers; [AND] two atlases in portfolio with printed title mounted (61 x 48 cm). Atlas of Tibet (volume XII) consisting of an overview sheet (being the original proof copy of the publisher and crew member G. Scholz, with many of his notes handwritten in the margins) and 26 (of 46) maps. Atlas of China (volume XIII): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse meiner Expedition nach China 1904. In two parts, Part I: Han-Kiang (Han-Ku - Hing-An-Fu), consisting of one cover sheet, one overview sheet and 29 maps. Part II: Tsin-Ling-Schan (Hing-An-Fu - Si-An-Fu), consisting of one cover sheet, one overview sheet and 35 maps [all published]. ADDED: this collection also contains 58 coloured lithograph plates of the part of the voyage that took place in Tibet. These so-called ‘routenkarten' or ‘Itinerare' were published separately by Mittler & Sohn in 1906 (not as part of the Ergebnisse), and form an extremely detailed overview of the route taken by Filchner's party. Finally, this collection also contains three “Marschroutenprofile”. These detailed route maps also deal with the Tibetan part of the voyage and are extremely rare. They, too, were not published as part of the Ergebnisse, but may have formed part of another publication about the Expedition. We could not trace the exact publication history of these last three maps.= A unique collection, with all the text volumes focusing on the Tibetan part of the Filchner expedition and containing unique material. The proof copy of the overview sheet in the Tibet atlas comes with many pencil annotations and corrections by G. Scholz, who was an official member of the expedition. The maps in the atlas are divided into the following parts: I. Teil. Gebiet (Schara-Kuto - Tosson-Nor) II. Teil. Gebiet (Tosson-Nor - Oring-Nor), III. Teil. Gebiet (Kiang-Tschu - Yach-Tschu) IV. Teil. Gebiet (Yach-Tschu - Gotschun-Gomba - Sung-Pan-Ting) [the last two parts not included]. It is very uncommon to see the set of 56 "Routenkarten" or "Itinerare" being offered together with the Ergebnisse, as is the case here. These maps were published separately and are now extremely hard to find, even individual copies. The same applies to the three "Marschroutenprofile" (itinerary profiles). These detailed route maps also deal with the Tibetan part of the voyage and are extremely rare. They, too, were not published as part of the Ergebnisse, but may have formed part of another publication about the expedition. We could not trace the exact publication history of these last three maps. The first text volume, which includes many illustrations, is not indicated as such, and titled "Ein Beitrag zue Geschichte des Klosters Kumbum". According to Yakushi, “Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature”, this is volume 1. It should not be confused with a later, much-edited version. Also included are the descriptions, by several experts, of the zoological and botanical results. In particular, the Orthoptera, by H. Karny, are extensively described with many new species of grasshoppers and locusts. Kolbe described some new Coleoptera, and Matschie new small mammals, including mice, a hare, a hedgehog, and a raccoon dog. The second volume has many photos of the landscape and people, the ninth volume deals with the important meteorological observations, the last text volume with astronomical observations and Earth magnetism. Volume ten has the addition ‘1. Teil',but this is the only ‘Teil' (part) published. Most text volumes with bookplate on the front paste-down and two rather vague stamps on the title page. Small library label mounted in the margin of the China portfolio front board. Of the 20 maps not included in the Tibet atlas, 17 are available in a good photocopy. Text leaf to plate 24 in volume VII detached, otherwise very good, clean, the atlas sheets all without stamps, etc, and only some minimal toning at the outer margins, with a few edges a bit frayed. In all, a very uncommon and partly unique set that provides a fascinatingly detailed insight into Filchner's exploration of China and Tibet. Yakushi, F37 [1st text part], F38 [All text parts and atlas], F40 [Atlas]. Not in Henze.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Doctor Faustus.

      [London:] printed at the Ballantyne Press, sold by Messrs. Hacon & Ricketts, 1903 - Octavo (230 x 142 mm). Contemporary blue crushed morocco by Stikeman, titles and floral decoration to spine gilt, floral frame and dot work to covers gilt, top edge and turn-ins gilt, blue endpapers. Binder's stamp to front free endpaper verso. A little rubbing to spine and extremities, offsetting to endpapers, an excellent copy. Wood-engraved burin press device on verso of Dramatis Personae and elaborate frame to opening page of letterpress by Charles Ricketts. First edition thus, sole printing, one of 310 copies issued on Arnold hand-made paper. Charles Ricketts (1866–1931), was an outstanding art nouveau designer, with notable work for commercial publishers including Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), John Gray's Silverpoints (1893) and Oscar Wilde's The Sphinx (1895). Meeting a wealthy barrister, Llewellyn Hacon, enabled Ricketts to realise his dream of being a publisher and he set up the Vale Press in 1894. Although influenced by the aesthetic movement and by William Morris, whom he admired, his Vale press books are more classical than medieval in style and "the distinct personal element in those books derives from the woodcut designs and illustrations drawn and cut by Ricketts". The fire which destroyed his stock and decorative material in 1899 robbed him of his enthusiasm, and he closed the press with his Bibliography of the Vale Press (1904). This work was edited by a friend and colleague of Ricketts's Thomas Sturge Moore (1870–1944), who contributed to Rickett's art journal The Dial, and helped to edit and translate a number of books for the Vale Press. It was published uniform with a series of Shakespeare's works, the wood-engraved frame the same as was used in the Tragedies. His lifelong interest in drama "led to his association with a number of societies", this work was printed for the benefit of one such society with which both Moore and Ricketts were involved, the Society of Romantic Players. A beautifully bound work from the earlier era of the well-regarded Stikeman bindery under the ownership of Henry Stikeman. From the library of Gary E. Prouk, a Canadian creative director for the advertising agency Scali, McCabe, Sloves and collector of fin-de-siècle and private press materials. Franklin, p. 251; Ransom, Vale 45. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Nature Addresses and Lectures volume 1 Autograph Centenary Edition

      Houghton and Mifflin, 1903. Hardcover. Good. 1903. 461 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Vol I. Limited edition. No 508 of 600. Includes bound-in handwritten page of Emerson's notes. Ex-library, The American Library in Paris, probably rebound. Bound in brown cloth with white title plate. Signed by H Mifflington. Usual library inserts and markings. 1" split at spine to frontispiece and front endpapers. Insert of Emerson's notes has splits and marks to edges but remains in good condition. Firmly bound book. Pages are mildly tanned with light water stains to edges. Sunning to spine and board edges with Light scuffing to corners and edges.Sticker ghost to spine.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        La géologie des Pyrénées Françaises.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1903-1909. In six volumes, including the supplement. Large 4to (29.5 x 22.6 cm). 3,908 [ix, 3,899] pp.; 39 mainly geological folded maps or profiles (six in full-colour), and heliogravures, some with printed overlays. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised bands and gilt title.= A very good set of the largest monograph ever published on the geology of the Pyrénées, and the main work of the French geologist Léon [Louis Hippolyte] Carez (1854-1932). Published in the Mémoires pour servir à l'explication de la Carte géologique détaillée de la France and arguably its main contribution to Pyrenean geology. Very well illustrated, and with a very large bibliography. Page numbering is consecutive. The supplement includes a long list of errata. A few spine ends slightly frayed, and with a small dampstain in the lower inner gutter of one volume, otherwise a very good, complete set. Rare. We have seen no other copies on the market, this century. Cat. BM(NH) 6, p. 183.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        ILLUSTRATIONS TO RUDYARD KIPLING'S JUNGLE BOOK

      Macmillan 1903 - Large portfolio comprising sixteen large mounted colour plates depicting scenes from Kipling's story (each image is 300mm by 250mm). Housed in publisher's green linen slipcase with gilt embossed decoration depicting a winged beast (a mythical emblem used by the Detmolds) to upper cover. Plates and mounts in very good condition, the portfolio with signs of wear, particularly to the fold over flaps. The sixteen colour illustrations are mounted and protected by captioned tissue guards. Maurice and Edward Detmold were twins born in London, who studied animal life in the Zoological Gardens. Much of the work the brothers did was with animal images, paying great attention to detail and producing images which are very true to life. This series of illustrations is undoubtedly their most celebrated achievement. Keith Nicholson wrote "The watercolours themselves must be among the finest book illustrations ever produced". The paintings were praised for their attention to detail, their realistic images and their great depth. Originals of the paintings are owned by the Victoria & Albert Museum. The portfolio was produced in a small limitation and sold for 5 guineas a set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Fabrique d'Articles de Voyage de Louis Vuitton

      1903 - Amazingly rare (32)pg pamphlet showcasing bespoke travel luggage by this world renown merchant

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Fine postcard photo by J. Beagles, signed and dated with an autograph musical quotation (John Philip, 1854-1932, American Composer)

      1903 - from "Hands across the Sea", showing him three quarters length in his dress coat with embroidered collar and cuffs, 5½" x 3½", no place,

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        Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Expedition Filchner nach China und Tibet 1903-1913. In 11 text volumes and two atlases (one of Tibet and one of China), plus 56 "Routenkarten" and three "Marschroutenprofile".

      - Berlin, Ernst Siegfried Mittler & Sohn, 1903-1914. 13 volumes. Text volumes I-XI 4to (25.1 x 17.3 cm; first volume slightly larger), with 478 plates and eight folding maps. Original, red buckram, first volume in half cloth with mounted pictorial covers; [AND] two atlases in portfolio with printed title mounted (61 x 48 cm). Atlas of Tibet (volume XII) consisting of an overview sheet (being the original proof copy of the publisher and crew member G. Scholz, with many of his notes handwritten in the margins) and 26 (of 46) maps. Atlas of China (volume XIII): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse meiner Expedition nach China 1904. In two parts, Part I: Han-Kiang (Han-Ku - Hing-An-Fu), consisting of one cover sheet, one overview sheet and 29 maps. Part II: Tsin-Ling-Schan (Hing-An-Fu - Si-An-Fu), consisting of one cover sheet, one overview sheet and 35 maps [all published]. ADDED: this collection also contains 58 coloured lithograph plates of the part of the voyage that took place in Tibet. These so-called ‘routenkarten’ or ‘Itinerare’ were published separately by Mittler & Sohn in 1906 (not as part of the Ergebnisse), and form an extremely detailed overview of the route taken by Filchner's party. Finally, this collection also contains three "Marschroutenprofile". These detailed route maps also deal with the Tibetan part of the voyage and are extremely rare. They, too, were not published as part of the Ergebnisse, but may have formed part of another publication about the Expedition. We could not trace the exact publication history of these last three maps.= A unique collection, with all the text volumes focusing on the Tibetan part of the Filchner expedition and containing unique material. The proof copy of the overview sheet in the Tibet atlas comes with many pencil annotations and corrections by G. Scholz, who was an official member of the expedition. The maps in the atlas are divided into the following parts: I. Teil. Gebiet (Schara-Kuto - Tosson-Nor) II. Teil. Gebiet (Tosson-Nor - Oring-Nor), III. Teil. Gebiet (Kiang-Tschu - Yach-Tschu) IV. Teil. Gebiet (Yach-Tschu - Gotschun-Gomba - Sung-Pan-Ting) [the last two parts not included]. It is very uncommon to see the set of 56 "Routenkarten" or "Itinerare" being offered together with the Ergebnisse, as is the case here. These maps were published separately and are now extremely hard to find, even individual copies. The same applies to the three "Marschroutenprofile" (itinerary profiles). These detailed route maps also deal with the Tibetan part of the voyage and are extremely rare. They, too, were not published as part of the Ergebnisse, but may have formed part of another publication about the expedition. We could not trace the exact publication history of these last three maps. The first text volume, which includes many illustrations, is not indicated as such, and titled "Ein Beitrag zue Geschichte des Klosters Kumbum". According to Yakushi, "Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature", this is volume 1. It should not be confused with a later, much-edited version. Also included are the descriptions, by several experts, of the zoological and botanical results. In particular, the Orthoptera, by H. Karny, are extensively described with many new species of grasshoppers and locusts. Kolbe described some new Coleoptera, and Matschie new small mammals, including mice, a hare, a hedgehog, and a raccoon dog. The second volume has many photos of the landscape and people, the ninth volume deals with the important meteorological observations, the last text volume with astronomical observations and Earth magnetism. Volume ten has the addition ‘1. Teil’,but this is the only ‘Teil’ (part) published. Most text volumes with bookplate on the front paste-down and two rather vague stamps on the title page. Small library label mounted in the margin of the China portfolio front board. Of the 20 maps not included in the Tibet atlas, 17 are available in a good photocopy. Text leaf to plate 24 in volume VII detached, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        CHANSONS POPULAIRES RECUEILLIES DANS LES ALPES FRANCAISES (Savoie et Dauphiné)

      - A Grenoble, librairie Dauphinoise, à Moutiers, librairie Savoyarde, 1903. Fort in-4 demi-chagrin brun, dos lisse, auteur et titre dorés, (ft+frt+t+1f+XXIX+548pp+1f). Curieusement, si l'on excepte quelques opuscules, il n'existe pas à ce jour d'ouvrage important sur le sujet; aussi celui de Tiersot reste le plus complet, richement illustré. Au sommaire: 1- chansons historiques; 2 et 3- chansons traditionnelles; 4- chansons d'amour; 5- chansons relatives au mariage; 6- les chansons des bergers; 7- chansons de conscrits et de soldats; 8- les chants des fêtes de l'année; 9- les chansons de travail; 10- berceuse; 11- les danses. L'ouvrage présente des défauts sans réelle gravité: rousseurs faibles et inégales, couverture salie, auréoles dans les marges; mais la reliure est neuve, gardes renouvellées, et le volume demeure en bon état, dans une reliure solide et agréable. Exemplaire numéroté.

      [Bookseller: LA BOUQUINERIE]
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        Notes Relative to Certain Matters Connected with French History on the Feudal Nobility, The Appanage and the Peerage. On the Surnames of Collateral Branches of the House of France. - Bourbon, as a Surname in the Royal House, Extinct in 1830. Account of Some Lines Founded by Princes Descended Illegitimately from the Royal House. Account of the Branches of the House of Lorraine Which Settled in France (2 volumes)

      New York: Cornelia Prime, 1903. Limited Edition. Leather bound. 406pp. Octavo [24.5 cm] 3/4 blue leather with gray paper over boards, raised bands and gilt stamped titles on the spines, single gilt ruled borders on the covers, and gilt stamped fleur-de-lis designs on the front covers. Top edges gilt. Volume 1 contains the text, and volume 2 is the plate volume. Very good condition. Rubbed at the extremities. There are several small dings in the edges of the covers. The spines are very subtly sunned, and the leather at the head of the spines is a bit chipped. There is a 1" crack in the front joint of volume 2 at the foot of the spine. The endsheets are darkened at the edges, and the front pastedowns have a previous owner's bookplate. There is a small page notation in pen on the plate entitled, Henry de Lorraine, Comte d'Harcourt. Complete. All illustrations are present, including seven portraits which are not reproductions, but impressions from the original plates, preserved in "Calcographie du Louvre. This copy is number 10 in an edition limited to sixty-three copies.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The principal navigations, voyages, traffiques and discoveries of the English Nation. Made by sea or over-land to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 yeeres.

      Glasgow, J. Maclehose, 1903-1905. 12 volumes in 12. Large 8vo (22.0 x 14.5 cm). Text; 11 engraved frontispieces, 24 portraits, 32 large maps and plans, 20 maritime views of ships at sea, nine sailing charts, three folded plates of naval documents, a total of 99 plates and maps. Beautiful original half vellum, elaborate gilt spines, with blue gilt-stamped cloth covers, gilt top edge.l This is a complete reprint of the original work in a special "de luxe", limited edition of only one hundred copies printed on handmade paper, with proofs of illustrations on Japanese paper, of which this is #32. It should not be confused with another "limited" edition, which was printed on normal paper in an edition of one thousand copies. Includes a large index of 350 pp. Uncut. Signed. A very good, near fine set.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        [Illustrated Handkerchief from]: Rhymes of Real Children

      [New York]: Fox, Duffield & Co.. 1903. Illustrated Handkerchief with an illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith from the book Rhymes of Real Children. Fine. 13" x 12". This is one of six different illustrated handkerchiefs that were made reproducing the art and rhymes from the book. This illustration faced page 8, and is titled "When Daddy Was a Boy." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Old Violin

      Covington, Kentucky: Donaldson Art and Sign Company, 1903. Chromolithograph. Mild crease mid-image. Image: 35 x 24; sheet size: 36 x 25 inches. Classic of American artConsidered the father of American trompe l'oeil painting, William Michael Harnett began his career in 1865 when he began to practice the engraver's trade. In 1871 he moved to New York and studied at the National Academy of Design at Cooper Union. It was by the mid-1870's that he first began to exhibit at the National Academy of Design and at the Philadelphia Centennial. By 1880 Harnett had realized his lifelong dream of traveling to Europe to study in the best art centers there. He went to London, then to Frankfurt, then in 1881 to Munich where he lived for four years.Shortly after his return to the United States, Harnett painted The Old Violin, the most famous of all his single-object pictures. Its fame was spread by the chromolithograph produced by publisher Frank Tuchfarber of Cincinnati, who purchased the original oil painting from Harnett at the 13th Annual Industrial Exposition in 1886. Frank Tuchfarber was responsible for some of the finest American chromolithographs produced in the 19th century. The Old Violin is indeed an extraordinary achievement and one that was undoubtedly Tuchfarber's masterpiece. It was produced from no fewer than 17 separate stones and printed on metal, glass or paper. Copies of the print exist with either Tuchfarber's name at the lower right or, with the name of the Donaldson Art Sign Company, as in this issue.The present copy is a printer's proof that, unlike issued impressions, is not trimmed to the image; it retains its margins, with their registration crosses, color keys and ink bleeds.

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