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        The Works of Arthur Conan Doyle [set of writings/novels including the Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four].

      London: Smith Elder, 1903.. AUTHOR'S EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, LIMITED to 1000 sets of which this No 372, SIGNED by Conan Doyle in first volume. 12 volumes. Octavo. In fact only 510 sets were issued in 1903 (randomly numbered), all being bound by Smith Elder. The dormant 490 quires were reissued in and after 1917 by new owners John Murray with fresh Murray title-pages, back-dated to 1903. All volumes in the present set are First Issue with Smith Elder imprint. Finely bound in recent brown half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines; matching cloth boards; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Light toning to text-block, externally unmarked. The Author considered this edition to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions, stating: "...I have expended all pains into putting these books into their final form, and so I leave them." Doyle only signed the 1000 copies of the UK edition, and none of the US issue.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The rock tombs of Tell el-Amarna. Complete set of 6 volumes in the FIRST EDITION. Part I: The Tomb of Meryra. Part II: The Tombs of Panehesy and Meryra II. Part III: The Tombs of Huya and Ahmes. Part IV: Tombs of Penthu, Mahu, and Others. Part V: Smaller Tombs and Boundary Stelae. Part VI: Tombs of Parennefer, Tutu, and Aÿ.

      EEF - Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co - Bernard Quaritch 1903 - Rare complete set of 6 volumes. EEF - Archaeological survey 13 to 18, EEF - Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co - Bernard Quaritch, London, 1903-8. Parts III, IV and VI are first edition, parts I, II and V are the reprint of 1979. Small folio, Orange boards, 1/4 cloth. Part I: viii & 56 pages, 42 plates. Part II: viii & 48 pages, 47 plates. Part III: x & 41 pages, 40 plates. Part IV: viii & 36 pages, 45 plates. Part V: vi & 37 pages, 45 plates. Part VI: 44 pages, 44 plates. Volumes I, II, III & V are ex-library copies with author's name and call number neatly written to spine. Vintage library bookplate to front pastedown endpaper, library stamps to plates and some text pages. Volume VI has the bookplate of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Jan. 16 1905. Volume IV has the signature of Louise Kennedy. A fine set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        The Works.

      London: John C. Nimmo, Ltd.,, 1903. With twelve illustrations. 14 volumes, octavo (215 x 143 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in red half calf, dark red morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Photogravure frontispieces and further photogravures throughout, captioned tissues printed in red. Spines ever so slightly faded, an excellent set. A particularly handsomely bound set of Goethe's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Works. With twelve illustrations.

      London: John C. Nimmo, Ltd., 1903 - 14 volumes, octavo (215 x 143 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in red half calf, dark red morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines ever so slightly faded, an excellent set. Photogravure frontispieces and further photogravures throughout, captioned tissues printed in red. A particularly handsomely bound set of Goethe's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Green Sheafandnbsp

      

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        LA MAISON A VAPEUR-VOYAGE A TRAVERS L'INDE SEPTENTRIONALE CARTONNAGE AU GLOBE DORE

      Hetzel, Paris 1903 - Collection Les voyages extraordinaires Jules VERNE LA MAISON A VAPEUR-VOYAGE A TRAVERS L'INDE SEPTENTRIONALE Circa 1903-1904, Paris, Edition Hetzel Format : In-8 (19 x 28,3 cm), relié, 396 pages Reliure Engel cartonnage percaline rouge dit au globe doré type 4, plaque de premier plat signée C.Blancheland, titre imprimé en lettres or sur fond rouge, dos au phare, second plat type Engel "i" avec le monogramme JH en lettres droites, table des matières des deux parties au recto de la page de titre avec mention de l'imprimeur (Saint-Cloud.- imprimerie Belin frères), filet orné horizontal à la dernière page-(Jauzat pp 228) orné de 101 illustrations de Léon Benett ( frontispice, vignette au titre, 3 gravures légendées et 1 non légendée en tête des chapitres, 93 gravures in texte, 2 cartes) à cela s'ajoute 6 hors texte polychromes par Benett et gravées par Michel Etat : première page de garde bleutée absente, minces frottements aux coins et coiffes, gouttière très régulière, feuillets et illustrations superbes pas de rousseurs, infimes pertes de pigment rouge au mors du premier plat et deux taches minces au coin inférieur du premier plat et une griffure, la couleur du cartonnage est encore très vive et la couleur or superbe, titre rare dans un cartonnage peu courant bien conservé poids : 2,1 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KPMA]
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        Studies in early Irish history ; Celtae and Galli ; The Celtic Inscriptions of France and Italy ; On the Fomorians and the Norsemen ; Hibernica: notes on some burial places and customs of ancient Ireland ; The New Ireland Review, March, 1906: Where does Irish history begin? ; The New Ireland Review, April, 1906: The book of rights.-1. ; The New Ireland Review, September, 1906: Ireland according to Ptolemy and other non-Irish authorities ; The New Ireland Review, October, 1906: The Revolt of the Vassals ; The New Ireland Review, November, 1906: The ancient Irish Genealogies ; The New Ireland Review, December, 1906: The Irish synthetic historians ; The New Ireland Review, February, 1907: Relations of the Ulster Epic to History ;Journal of the

      London : Oxford University Press 1903 - Good copy in worn and dust-toned board with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, clean and sharp-cornered. Series; Proceedings of the British Academy ; vol. 1. Physical description;various pagings. Notes; SIGNED by some of the authors. Subjects; Inscriptions - Ireland. Ireland - Antiquities. Ireland - History. Ireland - History - To 1172. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Studies in early Irish history ; Celtae and Galli ; The Celtic Inscriptions of France and Italy ; On the Fomorians and the Norsemen ; Hibernica: notes on some burial places and customs of ancient Ireland ; The New Ireland Review, March, 1906: Where does Irish history begin? ; The New Ireland Review, April, 1906: The book of rights.-1. ; The New Ireland Review, September, 1906: Ireland according to Ptolemy and other non-Irish authorities ; The New Ireland Review, October, 1906: The Revolt of the Vassals ; The New Ireland Review, November, 1906: The ancient Irish Genealogies ; The New Ireland Review, December, 1906: The Irish synthetic historians ; The New Ireland Review, February, 1907: Relations of the Ulster Epic to History ;Journal of the Ivernian Society, April-June, 1911: The Ancient Iverni ; Who were the Romans? ; The Date of the first shaping of the Cuchulainn Saga ; Camps et Enceintes

      London : Oxford University Press, 1903. First Edition. Good copy in worn and dust-toned board with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, clean and sharp-cornered. Series; Proceedings of the British Academy ; vol. 1. Physical description;various pagings. Notes; SIGNED by some of the authors. Subjects; Inscriptions - Ireland. Ireland - Antiquities. Ireland - History. Ireland - History - To 1172.

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        Ode on the Intimations of Immortality. With a Frontispiece by Walter Crane, and Under the care of C.R. Ashbee.

      London: Edward Arnold, 1903. Limited to 150 copies only, all on Vellum. This copy is No. 86. Pp. 12 + (2). Publisher's vellum boards titled in gilt to spine, embossed rose with motto 'Soul is Form' to centre of upper. Hand coloured forntispiece and vignette to colophon. Hand gilt and hand coloured initials. Upper board slightly warped. Pages edges and binding a little dusty. An unusual and attractive of Wordsworth's famous poem, today viewed as is best work. The poem relies on the concept of pre-existence, the idea that the soul existed before the body, to connect children with the ability to witness the divine within nature. As children mature, they become more worldly and lose this divine vision, and the ode reveals Wordsworth's understanding of psychological development.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Maximes.

      8vo., 2 volumes in half gilt ruled brown morocco, spine panelled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. A very good set. A handsomely printed edition of Varavenargues's maxims in parallel french and english text.. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues was a minor French writer and moralist. He died at age 31, in broken health, having published the year prior--anonymously--a collection of essays and aphorisms with the encouragement of Voltaire, his friend. He first received public notice under his own name in 1797, and from 1857 on, his aphorisms became popular. In the history of French literature, his significance lies chiefly in his friendship with Voltaire (20 years his senior).

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Riddle of the Sands

      Smith, Elder and Co., 1903 A first edition, first printing published by Smith, Elder and Co. in 1903. A good copy with some wear to the edges and three closed tears to the head of the spine. Titles dulled and faded. One previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown and one name to ffep. Map present. Internally very clean and no foxing whatsoever. The book, which enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I, is an early example of the espionage novel and was extremely influential in the genre of spy fiction. It has been made into feature-length films for both cinema and television.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        SOME MEDITATIONS OF MARCUS AURELIUS

      May 1903.. Completed May 1903 (colophon), small format, approximately 115 x 95 mm, 4½ x 3¾ inches, 34 vellum pages including title page, calligraphed and ornamented with hand colouring, pages: (4) - title and 1 blank leaf, 1-33, plus 1 with colophon on verso, bound in plain vellum, 4 small slits to each cover and corresponding slits to endpapers, presumably for securing contents to covers, no label or lettering. Vellum very slightly discoloured, no inscriptions, minute flaw to 4 initials, where colour has flaked off, pages clean and bright. Large colour illuminated initial with narrow gilt border and 3 small gilt capitals to title page, 15 further similarly decorated large and 8 smaller initials, 10 small rectangular tailpieces in gilt and colours. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Works of Charles Lamb - Large Paper Edition 176/200 Copies

      original publishers quarter vellum gilt bindings now show minor edge and corner wear with some light rubbing and some minor loss as shown in the photos - some gilt rubbed to the spines with minor loss a shown - contents are fresh clean and tight to all volumes with some cracking to some inner hinges - some light foxing [brown spot marks] - end papers age toned - free from inscription / annotation - volume seven shows some light red surface marks to the front boardVol I Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb Edited with a preface by William Macdonald Illustration by Charles E Brock, liv [54] pages prelims + 317 pages Vol II The Last Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb with a memoir and notes by William Macdonald Illustration by Charles E Brock, xcii [92] + 278 pages Vol III Critical Essays by Charles Lamb with a preface and notes by William Macdonald Illustrated with many portraits and other illustrations, xxii [22] pages prelims + 338 pages Vol IV Essays and Sketches by Charles Lamb Edited with a preface and notes by William Macdonald Illustrations by Charles E Brock xx [20] pages prelims + 306 pages Vol V Poems Plays and Rosamund Gray by Charles Lamb Edited with an introduction by William Macdonald with portraits and other illustrations, xxix [29] pages prelims + 427 pages Vol VI Tales from Shakepeare Charles Mary Lamb Edited with an introduction by William Macdonald with reproductions from the original illustrations xxii [22] pages prelims + 349 pages Vol VII Stories for children by Charles & Mary Lamb edited with an introduction by William Macdonald with illustrations by Winifred Green and Charles Robinson, xxii [22] pages + 240 pages Vol VIII Poetry for Children by Charles & Mary Lamb edited with introduction by William Macdonald with illustrations by Winifred Green and reproductions from the original illustrations xxviii [28] pages prelims +235 pages Vol IX Specimens of English Dramatic Poets [Vol I] selected by Charles Lamb edited with an introduction by William Macdonald with portraits and other illustrations, xxxix [39] pages prelims + 366 pages Vol X Specimens of English Dramatic Poets [Vol II] selected by Charles Lamb edited with an introduction by William Macdonald with portraits and other illustrations, xiii [13] pages + 377 pages Vol XI Letters of Charles Lamb [Vol I] Edited with a preface by William Macdonald with illustrations by Herbert Railton and portraits xiv [14] pages prelims + 446 pages Vol XII Letters of Charles Lamb [Vol II] Edited with a preface by William Macdonald with illustrations by Herbert Railton and portraits, xiii [13] pages prelims + 388 pages

      [Bookseller: Michael Moon's Bookshop]
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        [ALBUM OF FORTY-EIGHT SILVER-GELATIN PHOTOGRAPHS DOCUMENTING THE GERMAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION OF 1901-1903]

      [Antarctica, 1903. Forty-eight photographs on twelve leaves. Images each 4 x 5 1/2 inches. Folio. Contemporary brown cloth, stamped in blind and silver, titled "Südpolar-Expedition" on cover. Minor wear to corners and spine ends. A few photos with negligible soiling and rumpling. Images generally sharp with good tones. Very good plus. A fantastic, bespoke album of silver-gelatin photographs from the first German expedition to the South Pole, years before the Scott expedition. The expedition was led by veteran Arctic explorer and geology professor, Erich von Drygalski (1865-1949), aboard the ship Gauss, which had been specially fitted for the trip. "In 1898, in response to the 'Antarctic fever' that had broken out amongst other European nations, the German South Polar Commission decided that a national expedition should be sent to Antarctica under Drygalski's leadership. Central in the formation of the expedition was the veteran geographer and expedition promoter, Georg Balthasar von Neumayer. Generous funding was immediately forthcoming, and instead of providing two modified ships as had been requested by Drygalski, a purpose-built ship was constructed at Bremerhaven and christened the Gauss. The expedition's objective was to first establish a scientific station on Kerguelen Island, then approach the Antarctic coast in about 90E, where the party would overwinter. On the assumption that the vessel might be trapped in ice for long periods, and that it would be difficult to occupy and sustain a large crew, Drygalski selected only five naval officers and twenty-two crew members, the minimum required" - Howgego. The Gauss left Kerguelen Island on Jan. 31, 1902, sighting her first bergs a week later. The expedition entered the ice floes near the Shackleton Ice Shelf, and became solidly trapped about eighty kilometres from the coast on February 3rd. The ship and her crew were well- prepared for this eventuality, however; there were provisions for thirty men for 1,000 days, and the cabins and mess-rooms had been prepared with comfort in mind. Thus, accommodations were quite cozy, if confining. The Gauss was trapped in the ice nearly a year, during which time the expedition collected numerous data and scientific observations. When, several weeks later, it looked like the ship might be trapped for another season, Drygalski turned for warmer waters, reaching Cape Town on June 9, 1903. "There Drygalski telegrammed Berlin requesting another season in the Antarctic, but the reply, received on 02.07.03, ordered him to return immediately. The Gauss returned to Kiel on 24.11.03. ... The expedition brought back such a vast quantity of new scientific material that a final evaluation was not completed for another twenty-seven years. Twenty volumes of reports by Drygalski and other members of the team filtered out between 1905 and 1931. Although the Kaiser was disappointed that no significant geographical discoveries had been made, the expedition had at least confirmed the existence of the Antarctic mainland at about 66S, in a region where the line of demarcation between ice shelf and continental ice cap had not been defined by previous approaches" - Howgego. This wonderful album contains forty-eight photographs depicting life on board the Gauss, out on the Antarctic ice, and at sea among the floes. The first few images show the ship locked firm in the ice. There are photographs of the crew at work and play - including two photos of some sort of revels, with the men dressed in drag and other outlandish costumes. Some of these photographs appear to be candid, while others are more formally posed groups. The less formal portraits provide a real sense of life aboard the ship. There are images of scientific work being done, photographs of the dogs, and several engaging photos of interactions with the local penguins. All told, it is a splendid group of photographs of Germany's first Antarctic expedition, clearly produced by and for someone on the expedition. HOWGEGO III, D14.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        La légende de Soeur Béatrix.

      Librairie A. Rouquette, 1903. Beautiful and scarce. This is signed => no. 1 of an edition of 150 on Japan paper (there were also 10 on "papier vélin" re-imposed in 4s) color printed and with watercoloring after the original by Henri Caruchet, the coloring executed under his direction by artists at the atelier of A. Charpentier et Fils. The title-page is printed in red and black, with Soeur Béatrix's face in a central medallion of blue, grey, and white. This volume for connoisseurs offers two distinct parts: first, the text printed and all the illustrations present as fully colored, delicately washed in shades of pink, blue, purple, grey, white, and earth tones; and second, a set of the illustrations in proofs uncolored and without text. Most of the illustrations in both suites are => initialed by Caruchet. Jean Emmanuel Charles Nodier (1780-1844) was a French author and librarian, appointed to the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal in 1824. His literary style => much influenced the Romantics, including Victor Hugo and Alfred de Musset. This legend, first published in La Revue de Paris (1838), is representative of his fantastical oeuvre. It was later adapted into a French opera (Béatrice, 1914) and a film (1923). Signed Binding: Crushed half milk chocolate morocco over marbled paper boards signed "V. Champs," gilt author, title, and date to spine; patterned marbled endpapers (different from the covers). Original gilt and hand-colored stiff cream wrappers bound in, showing Béatrix full-figure on the front, her hands extended outward beneath the gilt title. Provenance: An initialed ink inscription beneath the Justification du tirage states this copy was "Offert à Madame Conquet" -- who must have been related to => M.L. Conquet, "the great Paris publisher of works of the romantic school," whose publications were famous for being very limited editions and for the "high artistic quality of their illustrations" ("Books and Authors," The New York Times, 26 March 1898).

      [Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books ]
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        English Literature. An Illustrated Record.

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Recherches sur une Proprieté Nouvelle de la Matière. Activité Radiante Spontanee ou Radioactivité de la Matiere

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1903. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences, Vol. 46. With 13 collotype plates. [4], 360, [4] pp. Original printed boards, section missing from foot of spine, edges foxed. ----Dibner, Heralds of Science 163; Sparrow 20; PMM 393; Honeyman I, 263; Norman 159. - The first printing of Becquerel's landmark treatise on radioactivity, taking up the entire issue of the Memoires de l'Academie des Sciences de l'Institut de France, Vol. 46. Printing and the Mind of Man, 393, calls this "His definitive work, containing, a chronological narrative of his investigations, his mature conclusions and a bibliography of 214 treatises on radioactivity, dating from his first paper in 1896." He and the Curies shared the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics. The photographs reproduced in collotype at the rear of the work provide dramatic evidence of uranium radiation (originally called "Becquerel Rays") on his lab plates. Very Good.

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        TYPHOON AND OTHER STORIES.

      London:: Heinemann,. 1903.. First UK edition. Publisher?s windmill device on title page, without "Reserved for the Colonies only" on verso of title page, and with publisher's monogram on rear cover. One of only 1500 copies. The first publication in book form of all the stories except the title novella "Typhoon," which was previously published in the U.S. by Putnam in 1902. This UK edition adds three stories not in the U.S. edition ("Amy Foster," "Falk," and "To-Morrow") and incorporates Conrad's final revisions to "Typhoon," which were not in the U.S. edition. There is no comparable U.S. edition. Cagle's binding "B" (there are only 2 or 3 known copies of binding "A," which is a presumed trial binding) with only the top edge trimmed and with 110 mm between "Conrad" and "Heinemann" on spine [Cagle A8b(1)]. Original, slate-gray cloth with title, author, publisher, and life-preserver stamped in gilt; 32 pages of ads at end (as in some copies, but not all). Light foxing on endpapers only, minor wear on corners and spine ends, bubbling to cloth at spine and along rear cover edges, otherwise very good with gilt quite bright. .

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        The Book of Bread.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        [KUKRYNIKSY] Working sketchbook of Nikolai Sokolov

      Ca. second half of 1940s. Drawings in ink and pencil. 20 leaves. 17,5x12,2 cm. On the front cover artist's self-portrait in a classical satirical manner, on the verso - an image of the notebook with artists's caricature character 'walking out of it'. Among other images are portraits, cartoons, political caricatures, genre compositions, et al. One page includes hand written names of participants of Kukryniksy. Kukryniksy was a creative group of three Soviet artists - Mikhail Kupriyanov (1903-1991), Porfirii Krylov (1902-1990) and Nikolai Sokolov (1903-2000) - mostly known for their caricatures. Their name derived from the combined names of artists. They met at VKhUTEMAS in the early 1920s. The three began drawing caricatures under the joint signature in 1924. In their early years of collaboration they developed a very recognizable style for which became famous and popular. In the land of strict political agenda their work became almost necessary. They became nationally famous in the 1930s after the rise of fascism, drawing for Krokodil, the Moscow satirical paper. They received international recognition for their attacks on Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, and Francisco Franco. During the second world war they established the TASS Windows for political cartoons and posters. They also illustrated a number of books, including Ilf and Petrov's, Nikolay Gogol, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Anton Chekhov, Maxim Gorky and others. «Our collective is really of four artists: Kupriyanov, Krylov, Sokolov and Kukryniksy. The latter we treat very gently... What was created as the collective, none of us would be able to do by himself». All three artists are individually known as good landscape and portrait artists. But only together they were exceptional. Their caricatures were often ruthless and yet sympathizing. Without captions it's sometimes even hard to understand their targets (like in this working sketchbook). Sokolov brought his notepad everywhere with him always making sketches, not only political but a lot of them were domestic satire against everything old and irrelevant for a new Soviet man. Kukryniksy were a great tool of Soviet socialist propaganda machine but they earned critics' love as well because their creative process was never only within the framework of social realism but went further, to Europe and even back in time to 19th century. Their work reflected dynamic and paradoxical life of 20th century and its existential problems. This sketchbook is a unique historic artifact with not only handmade sketches by one of the most famous Soviet art groups but an evidence of their art process which is always interesting as we often don't know how artists' minds work and how they come up with great ideas.

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        Studies in early Irish history ; Celtae and Galli ; The Celtic Inscriptions of France and Italy ; On the Fomorians and the Norsemen ; Hibernica: notes on some burial places and customs of ancient Ireland ; The New Ireland Review, ... (Truncated)

      London : Oxford University Press, 1903, Hardcover, First Edition. Full Book Title: Studies in early Irish history ; Celtae and Galli ; The Celtic Inscriptions of France and Italy ; On the Fomorians and the Norsemen ; Hibernica: notes on some burial places and customs of ancient Ireland ; The New Ireland Review, March, 1906: Where does Irish history begin? ; The New Ireland Review, April, 1906: The book of rights.-1. ; The New Ireland Review, September, 1906: Ireland according to Ptolemy and other non-Irish authorities ; The New Ireland Review, October, 1906: The Revolt of the Vassals ; The New Ireland Review, November, 1906: The ancient Irish Genealogies ; The New Ireland Review, December, 1906: The Irish synthetic historians ; The New Ireland Review, February, 1907: Relations of the Ulster Epic to History ;Journal of the Ivernian Society, April-June, 1911: The Ancient Iverni ; Who were the Romans? ; The Date of the first shaping of the Cuchulainn Saga ; Camps et Enceintes. Good copy in worn and dust-toned board with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, clean and sharp-cornered. Series; Proceedings of the British Academy ; vol. 1. Physical description;various pagings. Notes; SIGNED by some of the authors. Subjects; Inscriptions - Ireland. Ireland - Antiquities. Ireland - History. Ireland - History - To 1172. Text is in English ; French ; Irish. Inventory No: 235578.

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        An exceptional collection of articles on insanity, and early psychiatry

      Various sources and locations, 1903. Album. Very good. Approximately 170 scholarly articles, book reviews, and newspaper clipping concerting insanity and psychiatry at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. About half of the items have been glued to unbound 8" x 10" sheets of writing paper; the other half are loose. The scholarly articles and mounted newsprint clippings are in very nice shape. The unmounted newsprint items are toned and somewhat brittle. All are contained in a lightly soiled dark blue stiff folder with hand-printed labels on its spine and front that read, "Insanity." This clippings file is said to have been maintained by Dr. Edward C. Spitzka, one of the preeminent American alienists (early psychologists) and neurologists of the last quarter of the 19th century. Although unbound, the articles are arranged by topic: *The extent of insanity in the population (e.g., Not all going mad - Dr. Spitzka discusses insanity and degeneracy, Increase of Insanity in Great Britain, Lunatics All in 260 Years, Is there an epidemic of insanity among women?, Psychopathic epidemics, etc.), * Insanity research (Statistics in Insanity, The Borderland in Mental Disease, A Treatise on Mental Disease, A Clinical Classification of Insanity, Early Diagnosis of Insanity, etc.), *"Lunacy Law" (e.g., Lunacy Law, Hearing on the Lunacy Bill, Medically Insane, Criminal Equivalent of Insanity, Crime and Insanity in the United States, Popular Abuse of the Defence of Insanity, George Appo is Declared Sane, Prendergast to be Hanged, Famous Alienists for Mr. Chandler, etc.), *Asylums and Psychopathic Hospitals (e.g. State Care of the Feeble-Minded, Sensational Journalism and Asylums for the Insane, Odell Unveils Hospital Frauds, Horrors at an Asylum, No Clubs in Use There, A Burning Mad-House, etc.), *Treatment: (e.g., "The Open Door" in the treatment of the insane, Used hypnotism to cure insane man, Surgical operations on the insane, Marvelous cures with Roberts's Lymph, Plan to bring reason back to insane, etx.) *Types of Insanity (e.g., Morbid self-assurance, Paresis (catatonia) curable declares noted alienist, Two cases of Folie du Doute--Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, Shoplifting Mania, Liked to see others suffer--schadenfreude, Curious Delusions, Wearing out of the brain--dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, etc.), *Outbursts and Violence: (e.g., Minister had "Ether Jag," Nurse shot little girl, Mother kills her son, Mad family fight police, Insane doctor runs amuck in hospital, etc.), *Causes of Insanity (e.g., Week in morass made him manic, Was driven mad by fright, His gold stolen he goes insane, Fire chief crazed during rescue, Dies crazed by crematory glare, Misdeeds of son drove her insane, Crazed by Religion, Driven insane by hypnotism study, Did vaccination do it?, Sleep potion crazed him, Man with Marriage Mania, Insanity from epilepsy, The psychical relations of Tuberculosis in fact and fiction, Glycosuria and Insanity, Artist driven insane by his big panoramic picture, Morphine fiends increasing, Mr. Huneker's Melomaniacs--people with an abnormal fascination with music, Insane from cigarettes, Mental symptoms of Neurasthenia--mental fatigue, etc.), *Children (e.g., Mental disorders of children, Psychological study of backward children, Mental defectives, Dull and deficient children, etc.), *Famous People: Illustrious lunatics, Cecil Rhodes, C. L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), Carrie Nation, John Barrymore, Lord Byron, etc.) and *Euthanasia for Defectives": Another College Professor Breaks Loose. This folder of articles was purchased from a Spitzka descendent by an antique dealer. Spitzka was a professor of nervous and mental diseases and of medical jurisprudence at the New York Post-Graduate Medical College and later served as President of the American Neurological Society. He is most famous for his groundbreaking psychiatric manual Treatise on Insanity,. Its Classification, Diagnosis and Treatment. More sensationally, he is also remembered for serving as an expert witness at the trial of Charles J. Guiteau (the man who assassinated President McKinley) and later as the attending physician during the first use of the electric chair.

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        Aux embuscades de la vie - Dans la foi - Dans l'ordre établi - Dans l'amour

      first edition on the current paper it is printed as 15 Holland paper.Binding to bradel half percaline old red, smooth back with a gold finial, as part of Havana morocco, double net and date tail, preserved covers, contemporary binding.Rare autograph signed by the author to his friend Emile Deshayes on the first cover plate.Beautiful copy Bibliothèque-Charpentier Paris 1903 12x19cm relié

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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, by Richard Hakluyt.

      Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1903. LIMITED EDITION; 1000 copies printed. 12 volumes; 8vo. Sumptuously bound in contemporary full brown polished morocco, spine gilt-lettered in five compartments with raised bands, gilt panels, covers delicately segmented in gilt with floral corner tools, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bookseller's ticket from Liverpool firm William Potter; the bindings are unsigned but may well be the work of local bindery Fazakerley. Contemporary ink ownership and some edge spotting, else a fine set in a beautiful contemporary full leather binding. Generously illustrated with maps, portraits, and other plates, many folding. A wonderful collection of early voyages and discoveries. Listed in National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure books.

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        The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

      12mo. Original slate grey boards lettered in white with onlaid pictorial roundel to upper cover, pictorial endpapers, protected by original printed glassine dustwrapper; pp. [vii], 8-84 + [ii], including integral blanks; illustrated throughout with coloured plates after watercolours; externally fine, internally near fine with slight speckling to fore-edge of book block, light dusting to endpapers, and a neat contemporary ink inscription to half-title, dated Xmas 1903, protected by the scarce glassine wrapper which is evenly toned, dated 1/- to base, has small nicking to base of spine, two chips to the same (maximum 10 x 10mm) and a larger triangular area of loss to top edge of upper panel (40 x 30mm maximum). First edition; the second or third issue with the addition of 'Author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit' after Beatrix Potter's name on the title-page. The printed wrapper lists The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902), The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903), and The Tailor of Gloucester (1903) as titles in print and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Two Bad Mice as being in preparation for 1904.

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        Fards et poisons

      - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1903, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Associazione a bradel in ... L'invio autografo firmato e datato da Jean Lorrain a mesdeames Hébrard: "Alla signora John le ombre, la signora de Boisse Gardarens avvelena Il loro amico Jean Lorrain ... Le parole per il mese di scrivere l'autografo di Jean Lorrain è stato tagliato dal rilegatore di libri. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin bleu marine, élégante reliure pastiche signée de T. Boichot. Envoi autographe daté et  signé de Jean Lorrain à mesdames Hébrard : "Pour madame Jean les fards, pour madame de Gardarens de Boisse les poisons. Leur ami. Jean Lorrain." Le mot concernant le mois de la rédaction de l'envoi autographe de Jean Lorrain a été rogné par le relieur.

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        Les portraits dessinés de J.-A.-D. Ingres

      Very rare first edition printed in hundred copies.Together hundred lithographs executed in pencil depicting politicians and intellectuals of the nineteenth century. The majority of boards are dated and signed.These reproductions have mostly been executed after works owned by private collectors. Recognized specialist Ingres, Lapauze Henry (1867-1925) notes in this respect in the introduction,"So those wonderful portraits, most of which are jealously guarded as family monuments, or are the pride of private collections, become a national treasure for all to contemplate." The main objective is to enable Lapauze works by Ingres to be better known to the general public at a time when the culture is raised to the status of national heritage by the Third Republic.It is in this sense that the work of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) is reinvested in the early twentieth century: the hundred portraits provide a visual gallery of the entourage of Dominique Ingres; after portrait personalities that are known or not readers Lapauze considers this matter to the extent of the painter's genius enough to "the master of glory" and "enjoyment of people of taste." Ingres is erected and engineering of French painting of the nineteenth century.Rare copy of first edition compiling drawn portraits of Ingres. Chez J.-E. Bulloz à Paris 1903 37x48cm en feuilles sous chemise

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        Children of the Frost

      New York: MacMillan and Co, 1903. [i-iv], v, [iv], vii, [viii] 261+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece and 7 plates. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in original blue-gray cloth with white lettering on both spine and front cover in white, with totem pole like decorations in red, white and black. Inscribed by London. 3,466 copies printed of the first edition. Second printing.Condition:Inscribed by London on the front end paper. Slightly cocked, rubbing to spine ends and hinges, corners bumped else a very good copy.

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        Little Degchie-Head. An Awful Warning to Bad Babas. By the author of Little Black Mingo and Little Black Sambo.

      143 pages. Illustrated throughout. Original green pictorial cloth. First edition. A very good copy.

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        "What Will They Say of this in England?" (Wellington to the Troops at Waterloo.)

      London. The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Christmas Number. 1903. Chromolithograph, 21 1/4 x 32 inches on sheet size 24 x 34 3/4 inches. tiny chip to lower edge, couple of tiny edge tears, overall very good to find condition. Never matted or framed. A richly colored and dynamic image, after the painting by Robert Alexander Hillingford, showing the Duke of Wellington on horseback riding before his tired troops, shouting words of encouragement: "MEN, WE MUST NEVER BE BEATEN! STAND FIRM, MY LADS! WHAT WILL THEY SAY OF THIS IN ENGLAND?". Supplement to "Holly Leaves," The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Christmas Number, 1903.

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        Das weisse Entlein, Schwesterchen Aljonuschka und Bruederchen Iwanuschka

      Erstausgabe, Erstauflage 1903 von I. J. Bilibin: Maerchen: Schwesterchen Aljonuschka und Bruederchen Iwanuschka Das weisse Entchen, kyrillisch, alte Orthographie, Verlag Staatsdruckerei fuer Wertpapiere St. Petersburg Russland, 12 Seiten mit Buchschmuck, 3 Ganzseitige original Chromolithographien und weitere Chromolithographien im Text, illustrierter teils vergoldeter Originalumschlag auch als Chromolithographie, am Rueckendeckel farbiges Medaillon Skazki auch mit Goldhinterlegung, O.Umschlag etwas unfrisch mit kleinen Kantenabreibungen, Ruecken angefranst, siehe Fotos, Klammerheftung etwas gelockert, innen gut, reiner russischer Jugendstil von Bilibin, er erlangte ueber seine Maerchenillustrationen Beruehmtheit und seine Publikationen wurden in alle Welt uebersetzt.

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        Fishing Map of Staten Island Waters. Depths of Water Channels and Bars Fishing Holes (pamphlet title).

      Brooklyn. Knowlson & Muller. No date. Ca. 1903. Black and white map, 24 x 19 3/4 inches on sheet size 25 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches, originally folding into paper covers (6 x 3 1/4 inches), now professionally mounted on linen backing. Light wear to some folds, overall very good condition. The map itself does not have a title, but the following text at upper left: "Knowlson & Muller Publishers of Books and Maps for Fisherment and Yachtsmen, Room 4, Eagle Building, Brooklyn, N.Y." At the lower edge of the map is advertising for "Maps with Soundings of Jamaica Bay - City Island Waters" and "Fishing Directory, The Fishermans' Friend." On the map area names are noted, along with geographical features such as Points, Ports, and beacons. On the back cover of the paper wrappers is a list of three fishing maps, of City Island Waters, Staten Island Waters and Jamaica Bay. The inside cover of the wrappers gives details on places to fish in Staten Island Waters: "There is hardly a foot of the Staten Island shore along which some fishing may not be obtained..." It is advertised on page 88 of The Fisherman's Friend 1903 edition. There are records for two other Knowlson & Muller publications on WorldCat, one, "Fishing around New York" with a copyright date of 1909 and the other "Deep Sea Fishing Grounds, Fire Island to Barnegat" with a copyright date of 1915. No record was located for the Staten Island map on WorldCat.

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        The Hollow Land and Other Contributions to the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine.

      8vo., original holland backed paper covered boards with paper spine label. Printed on handmade paper using Morris's Golden Type in black, with the titles and shoulder-titles printed in red. Cloth rather browned, creased and worn at headstrip, boards somewhat rubbed and soiled, label browned and creased, browning to endpapers. First edition, inscribed by Emery Walker to Margaret Dickinson, "To Mrs Margaret Dickinson from Emery Walker in remembrance of Philip Webb, Caxton, Worth, Sussex. June 21 1915." Emery Walker was a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and close friends and mentor of William Morris and Philip Webb.

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        JAPANESE FAIRY TALES.

      Printed in colour by hand from Japanese wood blocks. Comprising of 5 volumes of Japanese fairy tales, each 19.4 x 13.8 cm; bound with silk ties and printed on crepe paper. They are housed in the publisher's folding cloth case with pictorial lining and ivory clasps. Each book is in fine unread condition with the delicate silk ties intact. Each of the 5 volumes is hand-coloured with beautiful creped woodblock illustrations. Included are the following titles (all large paper copies): The Boy Who Drew Cats; The Goblin Spider; The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling; The Fountain of Youth and Chin Chin Kobakama. Case splitting at head of spine and a little faded; else a fine set.

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        Recherches sur une Propriété Nouvelle de la Matière; Activité Radiante Spontanée ou Radioactivité de la Matière

      1st Edition Paris: IN: Mémoirs de L'Académie des Sciences de L'Institut de France, Typographie de Firmin-Didot, 1903. FIRST EDITION of Becquerel's "definitive work", containing the full account of his investigations and discovery of radioactivity. PMM 393. Dibner 163. "In 1896, [Bequerel's] previous work was overshadowed by his discovery of the phenomenon of natural radioactivity. Following a discussion with Henri Poincaré on the radiation which had recently been discovered by Röntgen (X-rays) and which was accompanied by a type of phosphorescence in the vacuum tube, Becquerel decided to investigate whether there was any connection between X-rays and naturally occurring phosphorescence. He had inherited from his father a supply of uranium salts, which phosphoresce on exposure to light. When the salts were placed near to a photographic plate covered with opaque paper, the plate was discovered to be fogged. The phenomenon was found to be common to all the uranium salts studied and was concluded to be a property of the uranium atom. Later, Becquerel showed that the rays emitted by uranium, which for a long time were named after their discoverer, caused gases to ionize and that they differed from X-rays in that they could be deflected by electric or magnetic fields. For his discovery of spontaneous radioactivity Becquerel was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, the other half being given to Pierre and Marie Curie for their study of the Becquerel radiation" (Nobel Lectures, Physics 1901-1921).Although Becquerel originally published most of his findings in a series of papers in Comptes rendus in 1896, "in 1903, Becquerel published the above massive volume of some three hundred and sixty pages, 'Researches into a New Property of Matter, or Radioactivity in Matter', which is his definitive work, containing a chronological narrative of his investigations, his mature conclusions and a bibliography of two hundred and fourteen treatises on radio-activity, dating from his own first paper in 1896" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 393).IN: Mémoirs de L'Académie des Sciences de L'Institut de France, 1-355 plus contents and plates (the entire issue). Illustrated with 71 photographic images on 13 plates. Paris: Typographie de Firmin-Didot, 1903. Quarto, original wrappers; custom box. Fading to edges and spine of wrappers, chips to spine ends, spine with a few splits, but everything holding. Very Good.

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        THE TALE OF SQUIRREL NUTKIN.

      86 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour. Original grey boards with mounted circular pastedown. First edition, first or second issue which are believed to be identical. Head and heel of spine restored where once chipped; gift inscription dated 1905 on half-title; else a very good, clean copy.

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        Hombres (Hommes)

      Imprimé sous le manteau. The first edition, one of 525 copies "imprimée sous le manteau", this one of 25 on Japon paper, of the tirage de tête.A first impression copy, with pages 44, 45 and 46 mis-numbered 46, 47, 48 and corrected in ink.Elegant full red morocco by Noulhac dated 1917, spine in five compartments, gilt roulettes on head- and tail-pieces, edges of boards ruled in gilt, gilt filet frame inside covers, pastedowns lined with dark green morocco, matching silk endpapers, further endpapers marbled, all edges gilt, covers and spine preserved, slipcase edged in red morocco and lined in dark green felt.Very light traces of a little rubbing to slipcase.Frontispiece portrait in red of Verlaine by Frédéric-Auguste Cazals.A rare and attractive copy in a perfectly matched binding by Noulhac.  Imprimé sous le manteau Ne se vend nulle part [Paris] 1903 11,5x19cm relié sous étui

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        The Rose Garden in Two Divisions. Division I. Embracing the History and Poetry of the Rose, the Formation of the Rosarium... Division II. Containing an Arrangement, in Natural Groups, of the most esteemed varieties of Roses...

      London. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. 1903. Tenth Edition. 21 tissue guarded chromolithographic plates, black and white plates, xiv 382pp, index, appendices, 4to (12 1/2 x 10 inches), gilt pictorial cloth covered boards (hardbound). A couple of spots to covers, three short splits to the head of the spine and light wear to the tail, tips of front corners bumped and rubbed to expose tips of boards, hinges cracked but still tight, short tear to 3 pages at upper inner gutter, otherwise interior is in fine condition with plates very clean and bright. "The present edition of the ROSE GARDEN has been most carefully and thoughtfully revised, and in part re-written. There are several new plates, many of them from paintings in oil by my daughter, Miss Florence Paul." Sumptuous color plates ( chromolithographs ) of roses in this important work on roses.

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        L'oblat

      First edition.Autograph inscription from Joris-Karl Huysmans to Charles Foley.Two small tears repaired to a joint.  P.V. Stock Paris 1903 12x19cm broché

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        Betty Zane.; Cover Design, Letters, and Illustrations by the Author.

      First edition New York: Charles Francis Press, (1903). Grey's scarce first book, published at his own expense. This is a contemporary presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author on a sheet pasted to the front endpaper, within his hand-drawn border: "To Miss Myra Emmons A Merry Christmas and a Happy Year from P. Zane Grey / Dec. 24, 1903". Myra Emmons, editor and author, published short stories in various magazines including Good Housekeeping, Everybody's Magazine and Munsey's, during the first quarter of the twentieth century. Original grey decorated cloth, slightly rubbed, but in very good condition.

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        Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight. Offprint from: Journal of the Western Society of Engineers 8 [misprinted “III” on front wrapper], no. 4 (August, 1903).

      Chicago 1903 - Original wrappers. Remnant of label on wrapper. Light wear. Near fine. FIRST EDITION, offprint issue. Presentation copy with the stamp of the Wrights’ advisor, mentor, and chief promoter, aviation pioneer Octave Chanute. Chanute was the most important figure in aviation from 1890 to 1910. This is the first account of the Wrights’ experiments with motorized gliders. After the glider trials of 1901, the Wrights constructed a wind tunnel in Dayton used for a series of tests of over 200 wing and bi-plane combinations. The men then built a new glider, equipped with a vertical rear rudder which offset the twisting movements caused by the warping of the wings. This report describes the nearly one thousand trial flights made during the summer of 1902 with this superior machine. The machine functioned well. Wilbur declared, “the machine seemed to have reached a higher state of development than the operators” (p. 8). The second objective of the 1902 experiments was “to obtain data for the study of scientific problems involved in flight” (p. 10). Both goals were realized during the six months following the presentation of this report. On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made the first motorized flight in history at Kill Devil Hills, south of Kitty Hawk. Provenance: 1. Octave Chanute (1832-1910), civil and aeronautical engineer, advisor of the Wright brothers (presentation stamp “With respects of O. Chanute, consulting engineer,” on front wrapper). 2. Wilhelm Kress, Vienna, with his stamp. Kress was an Austrian engineer whose flying machines were among the most promising of the pre-Wright era. Dibner Heralds of Science 185. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Bible d'Amiens

      First edition in French, translated by Marcel Proust. Notes and preface also by Proust. A first impression copy numbered in the press.Handsome autograph inscription from Marcel Proust to Madame de Pierrebourg : "... hommage de respectueuse reconnaissance..."Repairs and lack (filled in) to the first leaves, a good copy with fragile paper.La baronne Marguerite Aimery Harty de Pierrebourg, femme de lettres et maîtresse de Paul Hervieu, tenait un Salon littéraire brillant où se sont croisés notamment Raymond Poincaré, Henri de Régnier, Paul Valéry, Alfred Capus, Abel Hermant, René Boylesve, Edmond Jaloux, Gérard d'Houville, Edouard Estaunié, André Gide, Gabriele d'Annunzio et Robert de Flers.Régulièrement fréquenté par Proust, le « Salon de l'avenue du bois » de Madame de Pierrebourg fut avec celui de sa rivale Madeleine Lemaire, et ceux de Madame Strauss et de Madame Aubernon, le creuset des nombreux portraits psychologiques de la Recherche. Mais Marguerite de Pierrebourg, Claude Ferval de son nom de plume, était surtout une romancière admirée de Proust à laquelle il confiait, à chaque nouveau roman qu'elle publiait, son admiration et son propre désir d'écriture. Ainsi dans une lettre de 1903, l'émouvant commentaire d'un passage de Plus fort semble-t-il annoncer, dix ans avant la Recherche, le futur sacrifice de Proust à l'écriture et, dans le roman, l'échec de Swann à atteindre cette grâce :« Dans tout cela une philosophie sur laquelle on voudrait revenir et vous demander par exemple si c'est bien vrai que la vie nous accorde la grâce que nous désirons à condition que nous lui sacrifions le reste. Si on pensait que cela peut servir à quelque chose de sacrifier le reste, ce serait bien vite fait. Mais le reste abêtit, empêche de voir en face sa douleur. Enfin c'est difficile à dire. Mais vous avez raison. »Ce sentiment qui lui est encore si « difficile à dire », c'est précisément le sujet même de la Recherche. Et son aboutissement, la reconquête de cette vie par l'œuvre romanesque, il en formulera plus aisément l'impérieuse nécessité dans une lettre à Pierrebourg de 1908 : « vous êtes romancier, vous ! Si je pouvais créer comme vous des êtres et des situations, que je serais heureux ! » Assertion à laquelle fait écho l'interrogation de Proust : « Suis-je romancier ? » au début de son premier carnet.Car cette année est aussi celle du début de l'écriture de la Recherche dont on trouve la genèse dans ce fameux « carnet de 1908 ».Plus qu'une conseillère bienveillante Mme de Pierrebourg inspirera le personnage d'Odette (jusqu'au prénom d'Odette, emprunté à un roman autobiographique de Ferval) et sera l'un des plus fervents soutiens de Du Côté de chez Swann.Précieuse dédicace qui fait écho à celle que Proust lui adressera dix ans plus tard sur le premier volume de La Recherche. Mercure de France Paris 1904 12x19cm broché

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        The Works of Arthur Conan Doyle [set of writings/novels including the Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four].

      London: Smith Elder, 1903. AUTHOR'S EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, LIMITED to 1000 sets of which this No 372, SIGNED by Conan Doyle in first volume. 12 volumes. Octavo. In fact only 510 sets were issued in 1903 (randomly numbered), all being bound by Smith Elder. The dormant 490 quires were reissued in and after 1917 by new owners John Murray with fresh Murray title-pages, back-dated to 1903. All volumes in the present set are First Issue with Smith Elder imprint. Finely bound in recent brown half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines; matching cloth boards; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Light toning to text-block, externally unmarked. The Author considered this edition to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions, stating: "...I have expended all pains into putting these books into their final form, and so I leave them." Doyle only signed the 1000 copies of the UK edition, and none of the US issue. Green & Gibson [A60].

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        Die Säugetiere des schweizerischen Eocaens. Critischer Catalog der Materialien. Abhandlungen der schweizerischen paläontologischen Gesellschaft. 7 Teile in 4 Bänden (komplett)

      Zürcher und Furrer, Zürich 1903 - alle 7 Teile in 4 Bibliothekseinbänden eingebunden; Band 1: Teile 1-2; Band 2: Teile 3-4; Band 3: Teile 5-6; Band 4: Teil 7 (2 Hälften); Teil 1: Die Fundorte. Die Sammlungen. Chasmotherium. Lophiodon; mit 3 Tafeln und 5 Figuren im Text; ersch. 1903 / Teil 2: Palaeotherium. Plagiolophus. Propalaeotherium; mit 6 Tafeln und 22 Figuren im Text; ersch. 1904 / Teil 3: Lophiotherium. Anchilophus. Pachynolophus. Nachträge. Schlußbetrachtungen über die Perissodactylen; mit 2 Tafeln und 34 Figuren im Text; ersch. 1905 / Teil 4: Dichobune. Mouillacitherium. Meniscodon. Oxacron; mit 1 Tafel und 34 Figuren im Text; ersch. 1906 / Teil 5: Choeropotamus. Cebochoerus. Choeromorus. Haplobunodon. Rhagatherium. Mixtotherium; mit 2 Tafeln und 36 Figuren im Text; ersch. 1908 / Teil 6: Catodontherium. Dacrytherium. Leptotheridium. Anoplotherium, u.a.; mit 6 Tafeln und 110 Figuren im Text; ersch. 1910 / Teil 7, erste Hälfte: Adapis; mit 46 Figuren im Text; ersch. 1912 / Teil 7, zweite Hälfte: Caenopithecus; u.a.; mit 2 Tafeln und 82 Figuren im Text; ersch. 1916 alle Bände mit Institutsstempel (ordnungsgemäß entstempelt), alle Bände in gutem Zustand (keine Knickspuen, Anstreichungen, o.ä.), Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt, Lederrückenschilder auf Buchrücken mit Läsuren; insg. sehr gute Erhaltung, wirkt wenig benutzt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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