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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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE GREY HOUSE ON THE HILL.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hudson City Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Kaleidoscope Books & Collectibles]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE POEMS OF OSCAR WILDE. RAVENNA, POEMS, THE SPHINX, THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL

      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]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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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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        Zhizn finlyandskikh rabochikh. Ekonomicheskoe izslyedovanie. / The Life of the Finnish Workers. An Economic Study.]

      T-vo Khudozhestvennoi pechati, S.-Peterburg [Saint Petersburg] 1903 - First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Kollontai on front cover: "To highly esteemed Ekaterina Vasilievna, from the author, A. Kollontai. October 1903". In hard paper binding. (8), 355, (1) p. Extremely scarce inscribed first edition of Kollontai's first book, an economic study about the Finnish workers. The 'Life of the Finnish Workers' was Kollontai's "major socio-economic investigation of the living and working condition of the Finnish workers and peasant in relation to industry". Her "first articles on Finnland appeared in 1900. For the next 20 years, she was generally recognized as the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party's (RSDLP) foremost expert on the 'Finnish question', writing numerous articles and serving as an advisor to RSDLP members in the Tsarist Duma and as a liaison with Finnish revolutionaries. She took a keen interest in the Finnish struggle for independence, (Kollontai's mother was from Finland), helped the Finnish workers to organize into trade unions and wrote articles about the struggle between the Finnish people and the the Russian autocracy. Well known for her sympathy for Finland, Kollontai urged the Finns to seek independence in 1917. [?]. The book attracted much attention among revolutionary circles and established her fame as noteworthy Marxist political economist and a respected expert in the working-class question." (Saarinen, et al., 2014.) Alexandra Mikhailovna Kollontai (1872-1952) was a Russian revolutionary, as early feminist active in international Socialist Women's movement, foremost advocator of free love. In 1917 elected to Central Committee and served as Commissar for Social Welfare in the Soviet government. One of the first women in modern time to hold the post of ambassador in 1923. Inscribed books by Kollontai are extremely scarce. This work, her first book, is also a rarity itself. We could trace only one copy in institutional holdings in US, and six in Europe. [Bibl.: Saarinen, A., Ekonen, K., Uspenskaia, V.: Women and Transformation in Russia. London, New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. pp. 78-79.]. Binding somewhat worn, restored. The sewing string of binding damaged a few leaves inside. Otherwise clean. Overall in good condition. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Kollontai on front cover: "To highly esteemed Ekaterina Vasilievna, from the author, A. Kollontai. October 1903". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Last of the Great Scouts: The Life Story of Col William F Cody "Buffalo Bill"

      London: The Partington Advertising Company,, 1903. As Told by His Sister. Octavo. Original red morocco-grained paper boards, gilt lettered spine and front cover, gilt pictorial stamp of "Buffalo Bill" on front cover. Portrait frontispiece of Cody, portrait of his sister, 10 illustrations on 9 plates (all but one by Frederic Remington or E. W. Deming). Spine sunned, binding rubbed and marked, inner joints cracked but sound, touch of foxing to fore-edge. Presentation copy from "Buffalo Bill", inscribed on the half-title: "With the Compliments of the subject W. F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" To the Lady Mayoress. 1903"; pasted opposite is a studio portrait of Cody (half-length, hatless, dressed in white tie) by Marceau of New York, and below this the remains of the mount, inscribed "W. F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" To The [illegible] Mayoress. 1903". This records the arrival of Cody and his Wild West Show in Shrewsbury on Saturday 30 May 1903 and would have been presented to Clara Mary Southam (née Coltart), wife of the mayor, Herbert R. H. Southam. Also present is the book label of their daughter, Vere Coltart Southam, carrying their address at "Innellan, Shrewsbury". This visit to the hills and hedgerows of Shropshire was part of Cody's penultimate European tour of 1902-03. It was advertised fulsomely as "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World... Now touring the provinces on its own special trains... Four Special Trains. 800 People. 500 Horses... Mounted Warriors of the World, a gathering of extraordinary consequence to fittingly depict all that Virile, Muscular, Heroic Manhood has and can endure". This is a specially produced promotional edition of Wetmore's memoir, first published at Duluth in 1899, a key text in the invention of the "American West" and the position of "Buffalo Bill" in that world. A very appealing presentation copy and testimony to Cody's extraordinary world-wide celebrity, when he was billed as "The One Grand Ruler of the Amusement Realm standing like an obelisk above and beyond all others".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ta ssi yang kuo

      

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        The Works of Thomas Hardy. The Wessex Edition. Complete Set of 18 Novels, plus 3 matching volumes of further works by Hardy

      Macmillan and Co. Ltd. London. 1903 - 1924. A handsome set in red half polished calf bindings with rich gilt spines and green contrasting morocco labels. Top edges gilt. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere, Bath England. In fine condition. Two volumes have a small mark on fore edge. Two volumes have small scuff on one spine label. Else clean bright and tight. 21 volumes. Frontis pieces to, A Changed man, Wessex Poems. Wessex maps to all. Volumes include Under the Greenwood Tree./ The Trumpet Major. / The Mayor of Casterbridge / The Hand of Ethelberta / A Pair of Blue Eyes / Far from the Madding Crowd / Life's Little Ironies / Two on a Tower / Jude the Obscure / Desperate Remedies / Wessex Tales / Tess / Group of Noble Dames / A Laodicean / Well-Beloved / A Changed Man / The Woodlanders / The Return of the Native / Poems and Past & Present / Late Lyrics and Earlier.

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        THE POEMS OF OSCAR WILDE. RAVENNA, POEMS, THE SPHINX, THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL

      Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 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.

      [Bookseller: Bartlebys Books]
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        The Life And Times Of Washington, 4 volume set

      Limited, autograph edition (no. 42 of 50); signed by Towne in each volume. Near Fine HCs, no DJs. Tan calico-grain cloth over  boards with paper spine labels, titles printed in black; top edges gilt;  untrimmed fore and tail edges; laid paper; tissue-guarded frontispieces; 52 plates (full page engravings). Bright, square covers and spine; clean but for few light scuffs; 1st and 3rd volumes have few chips at spine label edges - all titles clear; tightly bound; very slight foxing on few end papers, otherwise bright, clean, crisp interiors; many leaves unopened at fore edges in all volumes - never been read. Edward Cornelius Towne, 2nd generation Transcendentalist, liberal/radical, editor) took the Schroeder-Lossing work and amended, updated, expanded to create this comprehensive life of Washinton. 8vo, 2032 pp; index; illustrated.

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        The Wide World Magazine: Volume 11 - May Through October 1903

      London: George Newnes. Hardcover. Features: The "Hold-Up" at Fenelon; Avalances; A Tramp in Spain - VI; Hunting the Giant Tortoise; A Desert Tragedy; The Land of the Shrimp-God; How "Buffalo Bill" Won his Name; The Looting of the "Bang Yee"; On the March in the Bahr-El-Ghazal - III; Francisca Machalek, the female burglar; The Wilson Life Insurance Fraud; "Monkey"; The Happenings of a Night; A West African Mutiny; Paris to New York Overland - IV; A Chapter of Mishaps; My Experiences at Kano - I; Besieged in a Tree; The Man-Stealers; In the Grip of the Quagmire; The Monks' Republic; The Strange Case of the "Ferret"; The Calculut Affair; Some Japanese Signboards; A Tramp in Spain - VII; Hoist By His Own Petard; The Island of Captive Kings; The March of "Coxey's Army"; Sport and Adventure in Gallaland - I; In the Land of the "Never-Never"; The Range War; A Thousand Miles in a Refrigerator; Sport and Adventure in Gallaland - II; How the Treasure was Saved; A Tardy Vindication; Rambles in Macedonia; Attacked by Wolves in the Desert; A Tramp in Spain - VIII; My Experiences at Kano - II; Defective in the Barrel; The Last of the Bushrangers; Prisons of Many Lands; The Solving of a Mystery; "Meistertrunk" at Rothenburg; The Shrine by the Nujha Bridge; Among the Buriats; Adrift on a Raft; A Night of Horrors; The Narcissus Festival at Montreux; A Mountain of Salt; After the "Mad Mullah"; A Unique Summer Residence; The Wandering Jew; With the British to Sokoto; John Glover of Texas; A Baby Parade; How the Gipsy Queen found her lover; A Cargo of Cats; A Tramp in Spain; When the Water Came Down; A Mystery of the Bush; The Story of My Chinese God; A Battle with a Rhino; After the "Mad Mullah" - II; The Pursuit of Captain Victor - II; The Cave-Dwellers of Mexoco; Calamity Jane; With the British to Sokoto - II; Arrested as Spies; When Niagara Ran Dry; The Flying Dutchman; Among the South Sea Cannibals - I; Across Sumatra in a Motor-Car; A Tramp in Spain - X; Our Attempt to Reach Mecca; A Puma Hunt in Surrey; Entombed in a Capsized Ship; With the British to Sokoto - II; The Apotheosis of Simpson; Our Quiet Little Shooting Trip; My Adventure with a Lunatic; A Tramp in Spain - XI; Sacred Town of Mandhata; Mystery of Silver Bow Valley; Among the South Sea Cannibals - II; A Night in a God-House; The Tragedy of the "Maria" and My Part in it; The Red Pig of Poora; Two-Thousand Miles in a Trawler; The Most Inaccessible Place in China; What Happened at Morelia; The Blumencorso at Hamburg. Heavily worn. Backstrip almost detached. Binding open after second blank leaf. A worthy reading copy. . Fair. 1903. First Edition.

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        Last of the Great Scouts: The Life Story of Col. William F. Cody "Buffalo Bill". As Told by His Sister.

      London: The Partington Advertising Company, 1903 - Octavo. Original red morocco-grained paper boards, gilt lettered spine and front cover, gilt pictorial stamp of "Buffalo Bill" on front cover. Spine sunned, binding rubbed and marked, inner joints cracked but sound, touch of foxing to fore-edge. Portrait frontispiece of Cody, portrait of his sister, 10 illustrations on 9 plates (all but one by Frederic Remington or E. W. Deming). Presentation copy from "Buffalo Bill", inscribed on the half-title: "With the Compliments of the subject W. F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" To the Lady Mayoress. 1903"; pasted opposite is a studio portrait of Cody (half-length, hatless, dressed in white tie) by Marceau of New York, and below this the remains of the mount, inscribed "W. F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" To The [illegible] Mayoress. 1903". This records the arrival of Cody and his Wild West Show in Shrewsbury on Saturday 30 May 1903 and would have been presented to Clara Mary Southam (née Coltart), wife of the mayor, Herbert R. H. Southam. Also present is the book label of their daughter, Vere Coltart Southam, carrying their address at "Innellan, Shrewsbury". This visit to the hills and hedgerows of Shropshire was part of Cody's penultimate European tour of 1902-03. It was advertised fulsomely as "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. Now touring the provinces on its own special trains. Four Special Trains. 800 People. 500 Horses. Mounted Warriors of the World, a gathering of extraordinary consequence to fittingly depict all that Virile, Muscular, Heroic Manhood has and can endure". This is a specially produced promotional edition of Wetmore's memoir, first published at Duluth in 1899, a key text in the invention of the "American West" and the position of "Buffalo Bill" in that world. A very appealing presentation copy and testimony to Cody's extraordinary world-wide celebrity, when he was billed as "The One Grand Ruler of the Amusement Realm standing like an obelisk above and beyond all others". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

      Published by Frederick Warne & Co., 1903. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Very good condition with no wrapper. First edition, first printing with single-page endpaper used four times. Burgundy boards with white titles and onlay of the Tailor mouse on front cover. 84 numbered pages. Small format. Beautiful colour illustrations throughout. The second book in the series of Beatrix Potter tales and Beatrix's personal favourite. Spine and corners slightly bumped and worn. Name in ink to front endpaper. Contents clean. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        LOUIS XV ET MADAME DE POMPADOUR

      Goupil & Cie, Paris 1903 - 320 x 240 mm. (12 1/2 x 9 1/2"). 4 p.l., 205 pp., [1] leaf, No. 153 OF 800 COPIES. ESPECIALLY STRIKING ROYAL BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, RICHLY GILT, BY DURVAND (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with a bold and intricate frame featuring coronets, sunbursts, and much leafy vegetation, royal supralibros at center; raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with royal insignia at center surrounded by small tools, and an oblique fleur-de-lys at corners, turn-ins with wide gilt floral roll, marbled endpapers and flyleaves, all edges gilt. Original paper wrapper bound in. With engraved frames by Cochin enclosing text at beginning of each chapter, engraved tailpieces, 42 plates, as called for, two in color, three double-page, all with lettered tissue guards. Front pastedown with a reproduction of the ex-libris of Madame de Pompadour, pictured on p. 93. Intermittent light foxing to margins, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, internally clean, fresh, and bright, and in an unworn binding that glistens with gold. This regal binding by one of the great Parisian ateliers is an appropriage covering this account of a king and his brilliant, written by the curator of the Palace of Versailles. The Marquise de Pompadour was a well-educated bourgeoise who became one of the king's most trusted and influential advisors. A brilliant woman, La Pompadour was a friend of Voltaire's and helped to get Diderot's encyclopedia published. Historian Pierre de Nolhac (1859-1936) led the efforts to restore the Palace of Versailles to its former glory and open it as a museum. He was an author of a number of works on the ancien regime, focusing esepcially on the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI. Binder Lucien Durvand (1852-1924) operated one of the finest workshops in turn-of-the-century Paris, and trained a number of talented artisans. According to Flety, he was devoted to improving the craft of binding right up to his death. This regal binding by one of the great Parisian ateliers is an appropriage covering this account of a king and his brilliant, written by the curator of the Palace of Versailles. The Marquise de Pompadour was a well-educated bourgeoise who became one of the king's most trusted and influential advisors. A brilliant woman, La Pompadour was a friend of Voltaire's and helped to get Diderot's encyclopedia published. Historian Pierre de Nolhac (1859-1936) led the efforts to restore the Palace of Versailles to its former glory and open it as a museum. He was an author of a number of works on the ancien regime, focusing esepcially on the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI. Binder Lucien Durvand (1852-1924) operated one of the finest workshops in turn-of-the-century Paris, and trained a number of talented artisans. According to Flety, he was devoted to improving the craft of binding right up to his death.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Five Nations.

      London: Methuen, 1903. First. hardcover. fine. 12mo, artfully bound in dark olive green morocco; gilt lettered spine with raised bands & floral devices stamped in gilt and red on the covers; inner dentelles. London: Methuen, 1903. First English Edition. First issue, with "David" on p.56.

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        The middle school English.

      Tokyo and Osaka: Houbunkan, 1903. 25 issues, complete, bound in two volumes; portraits of famous Westerners in each issue, green cloth, volume one with upper hinge split and spine separated, contents partially disbound, second volume with initial gathering loose, hinges split, but otherwise sound. A back section, likely a form, has been neatly excised from each issue. Fair only. One of many English language magazines at the time, this particular title managed to last just one year before disappearing. In its inaugural issue it claims to offer "leading articles, current news, notes on readers, grammar, conversations, translations, and difficult questions answered." Also included are readers guides for the classics, such as Kipling's Kim and Sherlock Holmes. This is the only copy located outside of Japan. No other located copies are complete.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Bibliography Relating to the Works Hand Illustrated

      1903. First Edition . (CRONIN, David Edward). Bibliography Relating to the Works Hand Illustrated by David Edward Cronin. Printed on His Retirement from the Field of Illustration. Philadelphia: Campion & Company, 1903. Quarto, contemporary full crushed crimson morocco gilt, raised bands, full green morocco doublures, watered silk endpapers, top edge gilt, unut. $3500.Limited first edition of this bibliography of the books hand-illustrated by the undisputed master of the field, David Edward Cronin, printed as a tribute on the occasion of his retirement. This copy one of only 15 reserved for special hand illustration by Cronin—from a total edition of only 48—finished with 25 lovely original illustrations by Cronin, drawn or painted by hand in the margins. Also with a three-page autograph letter signed by Cronin addressed to the subscriber describing each illustration and its placement within the volume, window mounted and bound in at the front. Beautifully bound in full crushed morocco-gilt by the Adams Bindery.David Edward Cronin (1839-1908) was an accomplished artist, formerly of HarperÂ’s Weekly, noted in the 19th century for extra-illustrating books by hand for wealthy clients—an arduous and time-consuming labor of months or even years, depending on the work and the quantity of illustrations. The original drawings Cronin drew in the present work, a bibliography of those unique books that he illustrated in this manner during his career, consist of drawings with pen and ink, in blue wash and in watercolors. One of the pen-and-ink drawings is a fine portrait of the recipient of this very copy, Mrs. S.J. Sorg of Middletown, Ohio, drawn next to a mention of her name as the owner of one of the works described in the bibliographic catalogue (CroninÂ’s letter is addressed to her as well). With frontispiece photogravure portrait of Cronin. Fine condition. A sumptuous volume, richly hand-illustrated and splendidly bound.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Der Rosenstein bei Heubach". (Originalgemälde) Öl auf Malkarton .

      Bildformat 48x58 cm. In schlichtem, weißem Holzrahmen. (Guter Zustand. Rahmen an einer Stelle mit etwas Farbabrieb). ZEYER, Erich (Stuttgarter Maler 1903 - 1960 Bad Cannstatt, Schüler von Alfred Renz). Der Rosenstein ist ein 735,1 m ü. NHN hoher Berg der Schwäbischen Alb oberhalb von Heubach im Ostalbkreis in Baden-Württemberg.

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        Berliner Kunst: Sonderausgaben der Berliner Architekturwelt Lechter (III) - Messel (IX) - Moritz (Architektur des XX Jahrhunderts, 7. Sonderheft)

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 8211 - Quarto. 93 (3), xv, 103pp., (1) 61pp. Faux padded parchment with gilt lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar.1. Melchior Lechter. Frontispiece with tissue guard depicting Lechter's stained glass painting "Die Weihe am mystischen Quell," a work executed for the Pallenberg Saal. Title page in red lettering. Melchior is known for his decorative designs of books, Ex-libris, calendars, catalogs, posters, and stained glass windows. The special issue is lavishly illustrated with numerous in-text and full page b/w and two color illustrations and photographic reproductions showing some of Lechter's best examples of Jugendstil art and design. Contains two color plates, one of them a foldout, in addition to frontispiece. The first a pastel sketch "Fruehlingsabend bei Siena" from 1903, and a pastel draft for three glass paintings in the vestibule of the new Royal Music Academy in Berlin, 1901.2. Alfred Messel. Missing title page, respectively pages before first (I) page of introduction. Messel was a German architect known for his work bridging the transition from historicism to modernism. He is best known for two works, the Wertheim department store and the Pergamon Museum in Berlin representing a new concept of cosmopolitan architecture. The issue is profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs of Messel's work as well as architectural plans.3. Carl Moritz. Color frontispiece of the parish church St. Nikolaus in Essen, Germany. Illustrated title page. Moritz is known for a variety of architectural building. A large part of his work was the design of bank buildings, about 40 of them over the course of his career. However, his specialties were the design theaters, convents and churches for which he became a sought-after architect, e.g. the Cologne opera house in 1902, in Wuppertal in 1905, and the St. Joseph Church in Bielefeldt in 1910 (color plate). Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, architectural drawings and plans.Text in German. Binding with light wear and rubbed along edges. Light age toning along edges and sporadic, minor foxing. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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