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        La Chanson du Mal-Aimé. Mil-neuf-cent-trois.

      Belle édition originale de Pierre Bettencourt. Couverture ornée d'une étoile dans un carré estampé dont le fond à droite se grise en pointillé. Autour du carré, Marie, Madeleine, Annie, Lou. Au bas, Guillaume. Dans l'ouvrage, typographie alternant l'italique et le romain avec titres en rouge. "Achevé d'imprimer un jour de soleil à la campagne et tiré à petit nombre pour la fleur de nos amis vers la fin du monde". Jeu typographique permettant de retrouver le nom du poète à travers une impression où alternent le rouge et le noir. "La Chanson du Mal Aimé a été écrite pour Anny Playden qu'Apollinaire rencontra lorsqu'il était précepteur en Allemagne en 1903 et qui l'éconduisit. En y associant Marie (Laurencin), Madeleine (Pages) et Lou (de Chatillon Coligny), Pierre Bettencourt généralise le parcours du poète, comme s'il n'y avait pas d'amour heureux, qu'il était de sa nature même d'être mal aimé." Un des 25 ex. avec cahiers de papier bleu.- On joint l'invitation illustrée, imprimée par Thierry Bouchard, à l'exposition des livres de Bettencourt à Paris, librairie Obliques, en janvier 1983.

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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. .

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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 Form, Inhalt, Darstellung und Proportion selbst ein bibliophiles Kunstwerk ist. - Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Judaica Russian Antique Book Index to the literature on Zionism 1st Ed.1903 Rare

      Very rare! Judaica Russian Antique Book "Ukazatel literatuty o sionizme" Index to the literature on Zionism Ed. G. Belkovsky St-Petersburg, "S. Muller", 1903., X + 212 pp. Half leather hard cover, 23.3 x 15.5 cm. With printed inscription in Russian on the page after title page: "Dedicated to the national Jewish Library in Jerusalem." In this index are collected books on Zionism published to the time in different languages This is the first and only Index to the literature on Zionism published in Russia pre 1917 Labels and stamps of ex-libraries Condition: cover worn, rubbed, chipped on edges Spine damaged upper and below ca. 1cm. each side With labels of ex-libraries Some foxing stains to the title page Yellow paper. Several pages with foxing stains Rear cover with several worm holes I send it EMS  Указатель литературы о сионизме. СПб., 1903. 10 с. + 212 с.

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        Il telegrafo senza fili. Esposizione elementare del sistema di telegrafia senza fili di Guglielmo Marconi.

      Roma, Gli Editori dell'Elettricista, 1903, 8vo brossura, pp. 37 con 5 fig. n.t. + un ritratto di Marconi in antip. Quasi un incunabolo marconiano.

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        Traite De Chimie Physique. Les Principes

      Gauthier- Villars, Paris 1903 - Very Good Plus, in the original red cloth, gilt titles at spine, cloth lightly rubbed at the tips, small sticker front pastedown, endpages lightly toned. SCARCE. One of his most notable works, text entirely in French, contents are clean, tight, and unmarked. The author won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1926. "Principals of Physical Chemeistry". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      The Lakeside Press (R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.), Chicago 1903 - The maiden effort of the "Lakeside Classics", this handsome 1903 re-issue of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography. A very solid copy to boot. Clean, tight and VG in its dark-green cloth, with bright gilt-rule and design to the front panel and lightly-faded gilt-lettering along the spine. 16mo, 264 pgs., top-edge gilt. Also includes laid-in original business card from the Lakeside Press/R.R. Donnelley & Sons. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of Holy Communion (with) Psalter or Psalms of David

      Oxford: Eyre & Spottiswoode - Undated, but about 1903. A miniature book measuring 2 1/8 in. x 1 ¾ in. (diamond 128mo.) 630 pp. Bound in black flexible pebbled leather with gilt titles. All of the front cover mounted in hallmarked silver with central embossed image of five cherubs. All edges gilt. Welsh 1862. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Denslow's Little Red Riding Hood

      G.W. Dillingham Company 1903 - Very good first edition, 1903. Stiff pictorial wraps. 12 pp. Two full page color plates plus ten smaller color drawings throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Arkiv för Zoologi. Vol. 1-42; (Ser. 2) Vol. 1-22

      Stockholm: 1903-1970. 64 vols, numerous plates + text figs. Hardback. Half leather (vols 1-23), rest in matching buckram. Rubbing/scuffing/wear to some leather spines. Vg ex-lib set; ink stamps to titles, verso of plates. Lacks the following three issues (each of the three vols marked 'imperfect' to spine: Ser. 1, vol 37(3); Ser. 2, vol. 12(1), 16(?5), and the final vol 23 to the 2nd series Publication of the Royal Swedish Acadamy of Sciences. Many papers on entomology and invertebrates. 2nd series of this journal ended with vol. 23 in 1974

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      1903. ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Works. New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1903. Fourteen volumes. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $5000.“Prairie” edition of selected writings by the adventurous 26th president of the United States, each volume with a frontispiece illustration.Includes a selection of Roosevelt's most important histories, essays and hunting stories published up to the year 1903, including The Naval War of 1812 and The Winning of the West. While a student at Harvard, Roosevelt ""published (with a friend) a paper of professional quality on birds of the Adirondacks and wrote a senior thesis that called for limited voting rights for women and their 'most absolute equality' in marriage. He also wrote the first two chapters of The Naval War of 1812 (1882), a work of meticulous scholarship acclaimed in British and American naval circles alikeÂ… By Roosevelt's graduation the qualities that were to attract, repel, or bemuse his countrymen for four decades became pronounced. He abounded in physical and mental energy, acted often on impulse and at times on shrewd calculation, and generally exuded warmth, affection, and charm. He possessed the gift of words, though he limited their flow with difficulty; and even when he was moralizing, his force and imagery made him unfailingly interesting"" (ANB). Wheelock, 5. Scattered light foxing; contemporary morocco handsome. Near-fine condition.

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        History of Early Steamboat Navigation on the Missouri River. Life and adventures of Joseph La Barge, pioneer navigator and Indian trader for fifty years identified with the commerce of the Missouri Valley

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1903. First edition, limited to 950 copies. with 16 plates (including frontispiece portrait in each volume). xiv, 248; [249]-461 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Blue ribbed cloth. Nice copy. First edition, limited to 950 copies. with 16 plates (including frontispiece portrait in each volume). xiv, 248; [249]-461 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Howes C391, "aa"; Graff no. 697, Cutherbertson and Ewers p. 104; Mott (Iowa), p. 64

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        Manuscript Letter to the Begum of Bhopal Signed By Edward VII and Dated 1903

      Buckingham Palace, London 1903 - A manuscript letter of thanks in a secretarial hand addressed to Her Highness The Begam of Bhopal on the first side of a bifolium embossed Buckingham Palace in red dated 30th March 1903 and signed Edward VII. Indian Princes, even senior ones such as the Nawab Begum of Bhopal, were sldom addressed in person by the sovereign. Usually their wishes, thoughts, acknowledgements, etc were transmitted via the Viceroy who, as the name implies, was the representative of the soverign in India. Size: Folio [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: BATES AND HINDMARCH]
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        The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

      London: George Allen, 1903. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Small folio. (x), 136(-142)pp. Illustrated from watercolors by Robert Engels throughout. Translated by Hilaire Belloc from the French of Joseph Bedier. Recent fine binding of half leather, deep red in color; spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; maroon lettering label, gilt. Dark red T-grain cloth sides. Marbled endpapers. Original wrappers bound in. Light soil and foxing to the upper wrapper; trace of foxing to the half title; else near fine in a lovely binding. One of 300 numbered copies.

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      1903. LAMB, Charles and Mary. The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb. London: Methuen, 1903-05. Seven volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, top edges gilt, uncut. $2750.First edition of this collection, extra-illustrated with over 300 plates.Includes the Elia Essays of Charles, Tales from Shakespear and two volumes of letters. Editor E.V. Lucas was himself a noted essayist. With an autograph note signed by Lucas tipped into Volume I. A handsome set in fine condition.

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        . (Sister Alionushka and Brother Ivanushka. The White Duck)

      St. Petersburg: Izd. Ekspeditsii zagotovleniia gos. bumag, 1903. First edition. Softcover. g- to g+. Small folio. 12pp. Stapled paper-covered spine over tan wrappers, illustrated with beautifully produced chromolithographs on front and back covers. Multicolored text on front cover. This publication like others in the "Fairy Tales" (Skazki) series, which were illustrated by Bilibin, the acclaimed Russian artist and illustrator, is taken from the works collected by Alexander Afanasyev. The publication contains two classic Russian folk tales. The first six pages contain the story of "Sister Alionushka and Brother Ivanushka" (also known as "Brother and Sister") and the last six is "The White Duck". The first story concerns the escape and survival of a brother and sister from their evil witch stepmother who pursues them. The second story concerns a queen who is transformed into a white duck by a witch. Profusely illustrated throughout with gorgeous, full and half page chromolithographic illustrations and historiated ruling. Wrappers with smudging and foxing to edges of front and back cover. Front cover image mostly unaffected. Some rubbing to spine. Interior with some foxing, smudging and offsetting. Offsetting to the opposite text pages has removed some of the ink and color, abrading the surface of the lithographs (see images). Offsetting from the endpeice to interior back cover. Binding tight. Binding in overall good-, interior in good+ condition. Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin (Russian:; 16 August [O.S. 4 August] 1876 - 7 February 1942) was a 20th-century illustrator and stage designer who took part in the Mir iskusstva, contributed to the Ballets Russes, became co-founder of the 'Soyuz russkih hudožnikov' '(Association of Russian Painters) and since 1937 a member of the Soyuz hudožnikov SSSR (Painters Association of the USSR). Throughout his career, he was inspired by Slavic folklore.

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        [From the spines of the slipcases]: Deutsches Museum München

      207 original stereo photographs (silver prints), each measuring ca. 84 x 114 mm., all within 21 paper envelopes, each printed with the subject of its contents (see below), all housed within three cloth-backed publisher's slipcases designed to resemble books, spines lettered in gilt. Three vols. 8vo. Frankfurt: Deutscher Stereo-Bilder Verlag, n.d. [but 1920s]. A fine and rare publication of great museological interest. This collection of 207 photographs depicts the Deutsches Museum and its displays in its early days. The Deutsches Museum, the world's largest museum of science and technology, today exhibits about 28,000 objects in fifty fields of science and technology. The museum was founded in 1903. There are 21 envelopes, mostly holding ten photographs, each with printed titles: 1. Hauptansichten vom Deutschen Museum; 2 & 3. Rundgang im Deutschen Museum; 4. Astronomie mit Planetarium; 5. Graphische Gewerbe; 6. Chemie: Alchemie bis Liebigzeit; 7. Chemie: Mod. Chemie (alte Apotheke); 8. Metallhüttenwesen und Verarbeitung; 9. Physik; 10. Luftfahrt; 11. Textil; 12 & 13. Verkehrswesen: Verkehrsmittel & Verkehrswege; 14. Musikinstrumente; 15. Geologie mit Schachtbau; 16. Elektrizität; 17. Bergbau: Erz und Salzgewinnung; 18. Bergbau: Kohlenbergbau; 19. Landwirtschaft und Gärgewerbe; 20. Kraftsmaschinen; and 21. Tauch- und Unterseeboote. Thirty of the photographs depict the exterior and interior architecture of the building. The remainder depict machinery, models, and laboratories for scientific experiments. The publishing house Deutscher Stereo-Bild Verlag was founded in 1920 by Alfred Krauth (1878-1956), who studied photography at the University of Heidelberg and established a photographic studio in Frankfurt am Main in 1902. Following the First World War, he devoted himself primarily to stereo photography and developed a series of stereo cameras and processes. Fine condition and very rare. ❧ Dieter Lorenz, "Prof. Alfred Krauth, ein bewegtes Leben zwischen Photographie, Kunst und Apparatebau" in Eberbacher Geschichtsblatt (2005), pp. 131-59.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Works of Charles Dickens.

      8vo., 19 volumes in contemporaty half brown calf, spines lettered in glt with gilt centre tools, top edges gilt. With illustrations by Phiz, Cruikshank, Stone, etc A little scuffing to a couple of bindings, a little spotting to edges, otherwise a very good set. The Biographical Edition, edited by Arthur Waugh, father of Evelyn Waugh, with his introduction in each volume. Waugh had been appointed managing director of Chapman and Hall in 1902.

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        Francesca da Rimini. Eine Tragoedie in Versen. Deutsch von Vollmoeller.

      Berlin, S. Fischer, 1903. - Ca. 23,7 x 18 cm. 4 nn. Blätter, 179 (3) Seiten, 1 leeres Blatt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Mit reichem Jugendstilschmuck und Ausstattung von A. de Karolis. Aus dem Besitz von Samuel Fischer mit dessen Exlibris (Original-Radierung von Hans Meid). Einbanddeckel gering aufgebogen, Schließbänder fehlen, unteres Kapital mit winziger Fehlstelle. Schönes Exemplar. Goldgeprägter flexibler Original-Pergamentband mit spanischen Kanten. Im originalen Pappschuber. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Home: Its Work and Its Influence

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good, with rubbing to cloth at extremities, light fraying at corners and heavy rubbing to spine ends. Discoloration to top edge of rear cover. Front inner hinge slightly exposed, previous owner name stamp to front free end paper. Gilman's scathing attack on the domesticity of women in the early 20th century, asserting that liberation requires getting women out of the house.

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        The Tailor of Gloucester.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1903. Sextodecimo. Original floral patterned cloth, title to front cover gilt on vellum label, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Contemporary Christmas gift inscription to front free endpaper. Light browning to spine and board edges, slight bumps to extremities, an excellent copy. First edition, first issue, deluxe issue in art fabric. With 1903 to the title page and the single page endpapers occurring four times, and the variant frontispiece: the illustration used for the pictorial label on the front cover of the trade edition.

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        The Grey House on the Hill.

      London: Thomas Nelson and Sons,, [1903]. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine and front board in gilt, decoration to spine and front board blocked in blind. Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Light spotting and toning to pages, bookplate to front pastedown, a touch of soiling to boards. A very good copy. First edition? This

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      London, Thomas Nelson, (1903).. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE (1903). 8vo, 190 x 125 mm, 7½ x 5 mm, wine red fine ribbed cloth, bevelled boards, ornate gilt decoration to spine: 4 double ruled gilt rectangles, the largest with 7 gilt flowers, lettered gilt on spine, gilt single ruled vertical rectangle next to spine on upper cover enclosing 10 gilt flowers, gilt title and author on upper cover in large double ruled blindstamped rectangle, tiny blindstamped ornament under title, all edges gilt, pages: 205 + 2, printed on pale pink paper. 8 very good colour plates, title page printed red and black. Neat faint owner stamp at top of front pastedown and half-title, margin edges slightly browned throughout. Otherwise near Fine very bright copy. This first issue is very scarce and is not described by Latimore and Haskell or Riall who list as the first a copy without bevelled boards, gilt decoration on covers or spine, or gilt edges. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Personal Recollections of General Grant

      St. Louis 1903 - 8vo., pamphlet printed in black, 13 pages. First edition, published as "Missouri Historical Society Publications 2." Kelsey 731. A gorgeous copy of an indispensable primary source regarding Grant's political views while seeking employment in St. Louis, prior to the Civil War [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Joyzelle - Piece en Cinq Actes

      Libraire Charpentier, Paris 1903 - Signed / Inscribed by Maeterlinck on title page, with his card pasted on endpaper, and an ALS to same person as inscription tipped in at endpapers. Bound in blue buckram, light wear to edges, gilt spine. Some pencil corrections throughout in Maeterlinck's hand. ; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 142 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Children's Book] Levend Speelgoed

      Amsterdam: Van Holkema & Warendorf, [1903] . First edition. Oblong quarto. Super color pictorial paper covered boards, red cloth spine by Bertha Osselen-van Delden, famed dutch illustrator (1847-1936). Van Delden, author and illustrator of about 30 children's books from 1891 to about 1920 including "Frank and Paula," "The Family Godard," and "Bobo." This title is among her finest and is in near fine condition. Most scarce.

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        The People of the Abyss

      The Macmillan Company 1903 - First printing. Professionally repaired in original boards, with original material, including advertisements, present. Rubbing, toning, and slight cocking to spine. Tanning to page fore edge and bottom edge. Gilt top edge only slightly rubbed. First hand account of people living in the East End of London. 18 full-page photo plates and 60 photo illustrations. From the William Ripley Collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Navajo and His Blanket

      Denver, Co: Np, 1903. First Edition. Small Quarto. . A beautiful clean bright copy. 144pp., 10 color plates and 25 engravings bound in red cloth over beveled boards, lettering gilt, photographic image of a young Indian inset to lower portion of front cover, spine blank, floral endpapers, internally fresh. A study or history of the Navajos and their blankets and life style before population and growth would eventually remove them from their native lands.

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        Les amitiés françaises

      - Félix Juven, Paris 1903, 16x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 20 copie numerate sul Giappone, edizione deluxe. Binding metà marocco marrone, torna con cinque nervi, piatti di carta marmorizzata, carta guardie e contreplats bordeaux, copertine conservati, testa dorata sui testimoni, firmato vincolante Goy P. & C. Vilaine. Molto bella copia di tutti i margini ben stabilita. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin bordeaux, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier bordeaux, couvertures conservées, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Très bel exemplaire à toutes marges parfaitement établi.  

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        Akela the Lone Wolf . From The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

      Macmillan, 1903. - Chromolithograph on heavy paper. Very good condition, some damage to the extremities of the paper not affecting the image. Presented mounted over the original coloured overlay. Image size: 24.5 x 30.5 cm. The Detmolds' most celebrated joint achievement, and among the finest book illustrations ever produced, was the set of 16 prints after watercolours depicting scenes from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. This is an original print from that portfolio.

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      Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine 1903 - Limited edition of 600 copies, printed on Van Gelder hand-made paper, and the type distributed. Printed paper boards, slightly edge darkened, in the scarce original dust jacket which has some chipping, loss to head of jacket, closed tear, spine darkened. A very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph postcard signed to Dr. Siegfried Tietze

      Jena, 1903. Haeckel, Ernst (1834-1919). Autograph postcard signed to Dr. Siegfried Tietze. Jena, 6 April 1903. 92 x 140 mm. Mounted. English translation included. Very good.From German evolutionary biologist and comparative anatomist Haeckel, promoter of Darwin's work in Germany and coiner of numerous biological terms including phylum, phylogeny, and ecology, to Siegfried Tietze, author of Die Lösung des Evolutionsproblems (1913). The postcard can be translated in part as follows: "My dear Doctor, The missing notebook / Volume I was misplaced by an award judge. As soon as I receive it, I will forward it to you. Many thanks to you . . . Good luck in your intellectual labors! Regards, yours, Haeckel."

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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 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. A few old wrinkles. Fine. Orange half morocco folding case [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Small Archive Of One-Line Drawings And Caricatures By N. Dudley Short (English, Circa 1920-1950)

      (Circa 1903-1949), 1903. 1st Edition. No Binding. Fine. Signed by Author(s). Small Archive Of One-Line Drawings And Caricatures By N Dudley Short, English Caricaturist. He Was Published In The Studio In 1903 And 1923, And Many Other Magazines. He Authored A Book "The Money Trick" In 1932. The Archive Consists Of The Following: 1. Three Broadsides, "Drawing And Jingle By N. Dudley Short"10 5/8" X 6 1/2", Printed In Red And Black. Three Examples, One Fine, One With Tiny Chip Outside Border At Lower Right, One With Faint Water Spots; And, A Clipping Of It As Published In A Periodical. 2. Four Small Caricatures, In Multiple Copies. 3. Four Larger Caricatures, Mounted On Board. 4. Broadside With Two Illustrations, And Quotations From The Missal And Margaret Lofting. 5. Small Group Of Exhibition Ephemera, Including Invitation For Private Viewing On-Line Drawings By Dudley Short, 23Rd March 1949, At The Chelsea Gallery, And The Exhibition List Of 55 Items; Some Clippings Of His Published Work; And Some Newspaper Reviews.

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