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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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        Ansichten von Frankfurt am Main zur Zeit des jungen Goethe. Ansichten von Frankfurt am Main im achtzehnten Jahrhundert. Nach Handzeichnungen von Johann Kaspar Zehender. Mit erläuterndem Text von Dr. A. Hammeran.

      Frankfurt am Main, Jügel, 1903 - 1904. Erste (1.) Auflage. 3 Hefte (alles). 12 S., 6 S.und 6 Seiten mit insgesamt 30 Tafeln. Ouer Gr.-Fol., bedruckte Orig.-Umschläge, Titel mit floraler Bordüre gerahmt. In Orig.-Hln. Flügelmappe mit Schließbändchen. Deckel mit Buntpapier bezogen, ovales Lederschild mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf Vorderdeckel montiert. Nicht bei Demandt und Sauer ; Baer & Co. Francofurtensien-Katalog 835 ; Sammlung Goldschmidt 1368 ; Katalog St. Goar 414. Seltenes Ansichtenwerk von Frankfurt a.M., mit sehr schönen Gesamt- und Detailansichten. Die Umschläge mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren u. Rändläsuren. Der Text aber vor allem die Tafeln absolut sauber und frisch. Sehr gutes Exemplar. So komplett von großer Seltenheit, letztmals vor über 20 Jahren auf einer Auktion. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        THE PROFITABLE FARM AND GARDEN and illustrated weekly journal devoted to live stock, horses, dairy farming, poultry keeping, market gardening, bee-keeping, and other profitable industries connected with the land Vol. IV.

      70 coloured colour lithographic plates of farm animals and produce, with numerous black & white illustrations throughout the text. viii, 676pp. Original publishers pictorial cloth gilt. 33 x 23cms. Fore edges slightly browned with some spotting to endpapers. Front and rear hinges cracked. Some minor wear to spine head and heel and edges. Corners slightly bumped. Else a very good copy.

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        The Works of Jane Austen. Including: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma, and Persuasion.

      New York, NY: Bigelow, Smith and Co., n.d. [c.1903]. EDITION DE LUXE. Limited to 1000 sets. 6 volumes, octavo. With colour frontispiece illustrations and numerous black and white plates by Brock. Elegantly hand-bound in half mid-blue calf with cloth sides, raised bands and gilt decoration to the spine, top edge gilt. A clean, fine set in an attractive recent leather binding.

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        The Durbar [of 1903]. [With special descriptions of The Press Camp - The Rajputana Camp - The Punjab Camp - The Baroda Camp - The Sikkim Camp - The Central India Camp - The Bombay and Imperial Cadet Camp - The S.S.Arabia etc.].

      Adam and Charles Black,, 1903. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1903. Quarto. XII, 210 pages. With 100 fine coloured plates, including frontispiece (all illustrations including their original tissue guards). Hardcover / Beautiful original ivory buckram with ornaments to front board and spine. No.14 of the Deluxe Edition. Signed by Mortimer Menpes. The first layer with the Frontispiece cleanly detached, otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The Durbar of 1903 was held to celebrate the succession of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as Emperor and Empress of India.nThe two full weeks of festivities were devised in meticulous detail by Lord Curzon. It was a dazzling display of pomp, power and split second timing. Neither the earlier Delhi Durbar of 1877, nor the later Durbar held there in 1911, could match the pageantry of Lord Curzon?s 1903 festivities. In a few short months at the end of 1902, a deserted plain was transformed into an elaborate tented city, complete with temporary light railway to bring crowds of spectators out from Delhi, a post office with its own stamp, telephone and telegraphic facilities, a variety of stores, a Police force with specially designed uniform, hospital, magistrate?s court and complex sanitation, drainage and electric light installations. Souvenir guide books were sold and maps of the camping ground distributed. Marketing opportunities were craftily exploited. Special medals were struck, firework displays, exhibitions and glamorous dances held.nEdward VII, to Curzon?s disappointment, did not attend but sent his brother, the Duke of Connaught who arrived with a mass of dignitaries by train from Bombay just as Curzon and his government came in the other direction from Calcutta. The assembly awaiting them displayed possibly the greatest collection of jewels to be seen in one place. Each of the Indian princes was adorned with the most spectacular of his gems from the collections of centuries. Maharajahs came with great retinues from all over India, many of them meeting for the first time while the massed ranks of the Indian armies, under their Commander-in-Chief Lord Kitchener, paraded, played their bands and restrained the crowds of common people.nOn the first day, the Curzons entered the area of festivities, together with the maharajahs, riding on elephants, some with huge gold candelabras stuck on their tusks. The durbar ceremony itself fell on New Year's Day and was followed by days of polo and other sports, dinners, balls, military reviews, bands, and exhibitions. The world?s press dispatched their best journalists, artists and photographers to cover proceedings. The popularity of movie footage of the event, shown in makeshift cinemas throughout India, is often credited with having launched the country?s early film industry. The India Post issued a set of two commemorative souvenir sheets with special cancellation struck on 1 January 1903 - 12 noon, a much sought after item for the stamp collectors today.nThe event culminated in a grand coronation ball attended only by the highest ranking guests, all reigned over by Lord Curzon and more so by the stunning Lady Curzon in her glittering jewels and regal peacock gown. (Wikipedia)nnMortimer Luddington Menpes (22 February 1855 ? 1 April 1938), was an Australian-born artist, author, printmaker and illustrator.nMenpes was born in Port Adelaide, South Australia, the second son of property developer James Menpes, who with his wife Ann arrived in South Australia from London on the Moffatt in December 1839.nEducated at Adelaide Educational Institution, he attended classes at Adelaide's School of Design, and did some excellent work as a photo-colourist, but his formal art training began at the School of Art in London in 1878, after his family had moved back to England in 1875. Edward Poynter was a fellow student at the school. Menpes first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1880, and, over the following 20 years, 35 of his paintings and etchings were shown at the Academy.nMenpes set off on a sketching tour of Brittany in 1880, during which he met James McNeill Whistler. He became Whistler's pupil, and at one stage shared a flat with him at Cheyne Walk on the Chelsea Embankment in London. He was taught etching by Whistler, whose influence, together with that of Japanese design, is evident in his later work. Menpes became a major figure in the etching revival, producing more than seven hundred different etchings and drypoints, which he usually printed himself. As early as 1880, a selection of ten of his drypoint portraits, donated to the British Museum by Charles A. Howell, brought him critical acclaim.nA visit to Japan in 1887 led to his first one-man exhibition at Dowdeswell's Gallery in London. Menpes moved into a property at 25 Cadogan Gardens, Sloane Square, designed for him by A. H. Mackmurdo in 1888 and decorated it in the Japanese style. Whistler and Menpes quarrelled in 1888 over the interior design of the house, which Whistler felt was a brazen copying of his own ideas. The house was sold in 1900, and Menpes moved to Kent.nnIn 1900, after the outbreak of the Boer War, Menpes was sent to South Africa as a war artist for the weekly illustrated magazine Black and White. After the end of the war in 1902 he travelled widely, visiting Burma, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kashmir, Mexico, Morocco, and Spain. Many of his illustrations were published in travel books by A & C Black. His book on the Delhi Durbar was an illustrated record of the commemoration in Delhi of the coronation of King Edward VII.nnFor the last 30 years of his life, Menpes retired to Iris Court, Pangbourne from where he managed his Purley-on-Thames business, "Menpes Fruit Farms". He built forty large greenhouses in which to grow carnations and eight cottages to accommodate the farm workers. He died in Pangbourne in 1938. Menpes became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (RE) in 1881, Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in 1885, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) in 1897 and Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) in 1899. An exhibition of his work, The World of Mortimer Menpes: Painter, Etcher, Raconteur opened at the Art Gallery of South Australia on 14 June 2014.nMenpes, his parents and three of his siblings moved to England in 1875, never to return to Australia. However five of Menpes' sisters remained in South Australia. In 1875, Menpes married fellow Australian Rosa Mary Grosse (d. 23 August 1936) in London. They had a son, Mortimer James (b. 1879) and two daughters, Rose Maud Goodwin and Dorothy Whistler. Menpes painted in both oil and watercolour. He developed a special form of colour etching, used to illustrate his books, and founded the Menpes Press of London and Watford. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Menpes travelled Europe, making copies of paintings by the old masters which he used as a basis for a series of prints published in 1905 and 1909. In 1911, Menpes donated 38 of the copies in oil to the Australian Government; these works have subsequently become part of the Pictures Collection at the National Library of Australia.nSome pencil sketches by Menpes were published in the Adelaide Observer in 1903. They are portraits of Sir Charles Todd, Sir James Fergusson and the Rev. Canon Green; Dean Marryat, Sir Anthony Musgrave and Dr. Schomburgk; Charles Mann, Sir Arthur Blyth and William Townsend Sir William Milne, Thomas Playford and George Stevenson, Jun. (Wikipedia)

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        Das Fürstentum Liechtenstein und der gesamte Fürst Johann von und zu Liechtenstein`sche Güterbesitz. Statistisch-geschichtlich dargestellt

       Brünn, Selbstvlg. 1903. 7. Aufl. 8°. XII, 285 S. Mit einer Wappen- u. 1 Münztaf, 1 gefalt., farb. Karte, 1 Tonbild u. 11 Textabb. OLn. Mit Goldpräg. Kl. Fleck am Vorderdeckel, sonst in sehr gutem ZustandVersand D: 4,00 EUR Geographie, Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaft, Austriaca, Liechtenstein

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        Bourses de voyage

      Hetzel. First edition, for which there were no large paper copies. §Modern pastiche bindings by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, half bronze calf Bradel bindings over marbled paper boards, gilt fillets to spine, covers mounted on guards and preserved. §Very rare autograph inscription from Jules Vernie to [Achille] Tournier, prefect of the Somme at the time, and also enriched with a calling card from Jules Verne mounted on guards. §With original illustrations by L. Benett. §Jules Verne moved to Amiens, his wife's home town, in 1871: "Due to a wish of my wife's, I am settling in Amiens, a calm, orderly town, of even temper; society here is both cordial and well-read. We are near Paris, near enough to catch the rays without the unbearable noise and the sterile agitation. But to tell you the truth, my Saint-Michel remains moored in Crotoy." His affection for the region did not cease to grow and he never again left the capital of Picardy, taking an active part in local politics. Appointed director of the Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts in 1875, he gave a famous speech on the occasion: "An ideal city: Amiens in the year 2000." In 1888, he was elected to the Municipal Council, of which he remained a member till 1903. It was the Prefect of the Somme who gave him his decoration when he was made an Officer of the Legion d'Honneur in 1892. "People often ask me why I live in Amiens, I who am so Parisian by instinct. Well, it's because - like I told you - I have Breton blood, I enjoy peace and I could not be happier anywhere than in a monastery. A calm life of study and work is my pleasure" (June 1893 in MacClure's Magazine). §A very good copy. % Hetzel Paris s.d. (1903) 12x19cm 2 volumes reliés

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        The Complete Works (with) The Journals.

      Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1903-04. Twelve octavo volumes. Autograph Centenary Edition. One of 600 copies signed by the publisher, and with an autograph manuscript leaf by Emerson bound-in. The original leaf, which has been expertly and invisibly repaired along the crease, is from "Man The Reformer", a lecture read before the Mechanics Apprentices' Library Association January 25th, 1841. Together with The Journals. Cambridge, Riverside Press, 1909-14. Ten octavo volumes. Large paper edition. One of 600 copies. A touch of sunning to several volumes, else both are fine sets in brown buckram cloth with paper spine labels. (Chalmers 10; Myerson, B 19; a 52.1.d).

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        Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant

      Hetzel. Edition adorned with 172 illustrations in full Riou.Cartonnage red calico editor signed Engel, smooth back said at anchor, editor tail first polychrome dish signed Souze second Engel type flat "i" as indicated by JAUZAC, mitred cuts , gilt edges. Small indentation on one of the lower flat sections and small discolored spot on the sidelines of the cartridge of the title, if not cartonnage very fresh. Hetzel Paris s.d. (1903) 19x28cm Cartonnage de l'éditeur

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        Studien zur Kriegsgeschichte und Taktik. Herausgegeben vom Großen Generalstabe - Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung I. Hier: Bd. II: Das Abbrechen von Gefechten. (2 Bd.: Text; Karten). Bd. III: Der Schlachterfolg (2 Bd. Text; Atlas). Bd. IV: Die Festung in den Kriegen Napoleons und der Neuzeit (2 Bd. Text; Atlas). Bd. VI: Heeresverpflegung.

      Berlin, Mittler und Sohn. 1903-1913, Gr.-8°, OHLed. (weinrot), Guter Zustand mit leichten Beschabungen am Rücken; Inneres sauber, Bindung voll intakt. Die Kartenbeigaben sind sowohl in den Atlasbänden als auch in den beigebundenen Exemplaren komplett und in sehr guter Erhaltung (dies ist sonst sehr selten). Ein wohlerhaltener Teil der ursprünglich in 10 Bänden erschienenen Ausgabe. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Taktik Generalstab

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        Epilogues

      Mercure de France. first edition on the current paper.Binding to bradel half carton wedge vellum way, smooth spine brown morocco room paper snakeskin boards, guards and contreplats black paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head, signed binding Gauché.Precious and beautiful autograph signed Remy de Gourmont to Charles Maurras: "... Athenian orator ..."A small tear restored in the page header which include the autograph.Nice copy pleasantly established. Mercure de France Paris 1903 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: John Murray, .1903. Octavo, 8 vols. Illustrated with portrait and maps. Exquisitely bound in full tree calf by Henderson and Bisset, with full gilt backs, top edge gilt and marbled endpapers. Internally clean, some wear to joints and headcaps, one or two cracks but holding. Most attractive.

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        Lettera autografa inviata dal musicista Giacomo Puccini al corrispondente Cesare Riccioni nel Febbraio del 1903. Febbraio 1903.

      1903. Lettera autografa manoscritta, in formato cm.17,7x11,3, compilata su quattro facciate. Puccini si rivolge all'amico Riccioni, avvocato viareggino, in tono scherzoso: "Caro Sindaco di Riccione, è un pezzo che non ti do mie nuove né ne ricevo da te. [...] Sei sempre il fagiano maschio di tutte le pernici vaganti?" Puccini prosegue chiedendo notizie di comuni amici versiliesi, ed aggiunge poi una divertente annotazione: "Mandai ordine all'impresa dei cantanti di portare un palco alla S.na Giulia ? per la "Manon" con Caruso. Andarono e ebbi un biglietto (lettera) di ringraziamento dalla .... vecchia! Sono in ribasso!". Prosegue poi annunciando "E' uscito il 2° numero di "Musica e Musicisti" di Ricordi, con una mia biografia illustrata, parole di Paladini e un bel ritratto [...]. Conclude poi con un invito all'amico "Il 2 marzo sarò a Paris per la 100ma di "Bohème" e al ritorno mi fermerò a Montecarlo una 15na di giorni per "Tosca". Tu ci verrai? Vieni, si starà allegri, ciao, in casa ho un po' di quiete". Segue la firma G.Puccini, con il particolare vezzo del musicista di arrotondare la "G" facendola quasi apparire un profilo caricaturale. Chiara grafia, composizione rispettivamente su 13, 16, 15 e 16 righe. Eccellenti condizioni di conservazione. La missiva è priva di data, ma le notizie che da essa si traggono lasciano ipotizzare una data immediatamente successiva al 15 febbraio 1903, il giorno in cui fu pubblicato il citato fascicolo di "Musica e musicisti", se non proprio quella stessa data. Il destinatario è l'amico viareggino Cesare Riccioni, che fu in due diverse riprese vice sindaco di Viareggio, e promotore, qualche anno prima, del comitato per il monumento in memoria di Shelley a Viareggio. L'annunciato viaggio in terra di Francia in realtà non ebbe luogo, a causa del famoso incidente d'auto del successivo 25 febbraio, che costò a Puccini alcuni mesi di convalescenza. Quanto alla esecuzione della "Manon Lescaut" citata, si tratta della rappresentazione al Teatro Costanzi di Roma dal 20 gennaio 1903 in avanti, ovviamente nella interpretazione di Caruso. Codice libreria 129133.

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        History of the Doles-Cook Brigade Army of Northern Virginia, C S A

      Atlanta: Franklin Printing and Publishing, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Thick octavo. [2], x, 632 pages. Frontispiece photograph of the author. Illustrated with index to illustrations in back. Black cloth hardcover with faded gilt title on spine. Green patterned end sheets. Light shelf wear and fading to cloth. Interior in very good condition. Introduction written by Clement Evans. Nevins I p.168 - "Two-thirds of this history consists of rosters and biographical sketches; the comparatively short narrative has some quotable data.

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        Carmina Alcaica

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press - St John Hornby. Very Good. 1903. Full vellum. 69, [3] pages. Bound in the original full vellum which is slightly darkened and has some light creasing. Gilt lettered to the spine. Printed on Japanese vellum. There were 150 copies in this form and an additional 25 on vellum. The limitation is not stated in the volume, but is given in Tomkinson, Select bibliography of modern presses - Ashendene 17. In very good condition. The opening initial letter is handwritten in gilt, others are in red and blue. .

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        Parisienne idylle

      Maison du livre 1903 - - Maison du livre, Paris 1903, 18,5x27cm, relié. - Edition illustrée de 34 dessins originaux de Pierre Vidal, notre exemplaire est l'exemplaire unique et hors commerce numéroté sur Japon blanc, tirage de tête après 1 vélin hors commerce. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline corail, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin marron, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with 34 original drawings by Pierre Vidal, our copy is the only copy number and off trade on white Japan, deluxe edition after 1 vellum off trade. Binding to bradel half percaline coral, smooth back, as shagreen brown piece of marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilded head, corners bumped, contemporary binding. Nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life And Adventures of Santa Claus

      Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Company, 1903. First edition, first state. Hardcover. Orig. pictorial brick red cloth with Santa climbing down the chimney. Fine in fine cloth chemise in fine custom red morocco slipcase with black morocco and gold inlays.. Clark, Mary Cowles. 206 pages. 23 x 18 cm. First edition, first state signed by Baum at title page head. With section headings as "Book First," "Book Second," and "Book Third"; and no textual illustrations except for the dedication leaf and first page of the Table of Contents. Books signed by Baum are uncommon. Colored endpapers, 20 plates including pictorial title by Mary Cowles Clark. Clean, bright copy, early owner's Christmas 1902 presentation on front free endpaper.

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        Rime of the Ancient Mariner

      (Campden: Essex House Press, 1903. Strang, William. Octavo. (32) pp. One of 150 copies. With a frontispiece by William Strang; gilt opening initial and seven color initial captials by Florence Kingsford. This is the tenth volume in the Essex House Great Poems Series and is printed entirely on vellum. This title was one of the more successful titles in this series in terms of design harmony. Minor darkening to spine and light even toning to vellum, else fine in publisher's full vellum with "Soul is Form" and rose device blind stamped on upper cover. (Tomkinson 40).

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        A Service in Memory of Alice Freeman Palmer held by Her Friends and Associates in Appleton Chapel Harvard University January Thirty-First MDCCCCIII

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company 1903 - 8vo., brown boards and tan cloth spine lettered in gilt; top edge gilt; minor shelf-wear. First edition of this tribute to Alice Freeman Palmer, the onetime president of Wellesley College, the first woman to head a nationally known college. From the library of Richard Watson Gilder, the iconic editor of Century Magazine, who inscribed the copy: "R. W. Gilder from Mr. Palmer April 1903," on the front endpaper; laid in is a card from Alice's husband, "From George Herbert Palmer Harvard University." Gilder's signature again appears at the end of his eulogistic poem, "December Sixth," on page 11; and annotations on page 36 and the back endpaper. A compelling association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Moderní vyucování kreslení na obecných a mestanských skolách. Pruvodce k umelecké výchove mládeze [Modern drawing lessons for primary and secondary schools. A guide for arts education for the youth].

      Prague: Fr. Rivnac (printed in Vienna by Rudolf von Waldheim), [1903–1906]. - Four original string-tied cloth portfolios, measuring 36 × 24 cm, with decorative titles to to front board; each with an introductory brochure and [8], XXV (vol. I); XX (vol. II); XX, 1–33 (vol. III), 34–60 (vol. IV) leaves of color lithographs on card stock. Light wear to corners of portfolios; owner inscription to folding flaps; else a very good set. Complete set of four striking portfolios of patterns and designs, constituting an elaborate art education course for younger students. The accompanying text explains how to use the patterns, laying out a comprehensive process by which students graduate from simpler two-dimensional shapes to colors and to complex compositions such as landscapes and tableaus. Andel, who published numerous pedagogical texts and design portfolios in Vienna from the 1870s through the early 1900s, was notably inspired by Vienna Secession, especially those of its members which stressed abstract and geometric forms. The introduction of the fourth volume is largely based on Adolf Hölzel’s influential essay “Über Formen und Massenvertheilung,” published in Ver Sacrum. Little information exists about the author, a school teacher from Prague, but a recent essay by Alexander Klee (“Formkunst – Phänomen eines Kulturraums“) situates his work in the context of other Austro-Hungarian artistic developments (in Kubismus. Konstruktivismus. Formkunst, 2016). KVK, OCLC show no copies outside the Czech Republic. (Incomplete sets of the German edition, entitled Der moderne Zeichenunterricht an Volks- und Bürgerschulen. Ein Führer auf dem Wege zur künstlerischen Erziehung der Jugend, are held in Bremen, Zurich and Slovenia). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript News Magazine 1903-04

      This is a fascinating Manuscript volume under the title "Monthly Mail", being a Manuscript Monthly Newspaper Magazine created by a Cyril R. Down of St Lukes Vicarage Dudley, starting in the Month of May 1903 and continuing to November 1904, packed with articles on news stories of the day and other personal features by the author, and beautifully illustrated with pencil drawings and maps. The magazines are numbered by page and divided into two volumes, there is a break of two months at the end of October 1903, then volume two continues with No1 One of the current volume with issue No9 in January 1904, its difficult to say if the two the two missing month issues were done, but they are not present in the book,. Among the many articles are a series on the Merchant Ocean Liners of the day, each article is illustrated with a full page drawing of the ship in question, the ships include A Cunard Line Twin Screw R. M. S. Campania, R. M. S. Umbria, R. M. S. Invernia, White Star Line R.M.S. Oceanic, S.S. Cedric, St Louis, S. S. Baltic, &c. Other articles on The Kings Tour, Flags of the Nations, Wireless Telegraphy, an Account of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show visit to Dudley,St. Luke's Annual Choir Festival Dudley, Readers Letters, The French President's Visit to England, Types of Ocean Greyhounds, How to Read a Compass, Record Railway Runs, The Death of the Pope of Rome, Leo XIII, St. Luke's Sunday School Outing, The Ffestiniog Railway, The Cunard Liner Carpathia, India, Farthest South in 1903 Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition, La France V City, An international Locomotive Race, The Present Situation in the Far East, The Life Story of Snowdon (Mountain) a biography of 50 Million Years, The Moon Our Satellite, Geographical Notes for 1903 including the Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala, Radium its Powers and possibilities, A Retrospect of Gordon and Kitchener, The Russo-Japanese War, Japan Past and present, The sinking of a British Submarine, The Suez Canal, Coal and its Formation, The Anglo French Agreement April 1904, The Proposed change in English Weights and Measures, The Canals of Mars, The Manchester Ship Canal, A Cycle Ride Round Dudley, A Record Railway run, 88 Miles Per Hour on the Great Western Railway, The Submarine Boat, Railway Motor Coaches, The Descent of a Coal Mine, An incident of Black Country Life, The Canadian Pacific Railway, A Spin around the Black County on a Bicycle, A Journey on the Ffestiniog Toy Railway, Welsh Water for Birmingham, a Trip round Worcestershire at 40 Miles Per Hour in a Motor Car, The Kiel Canal, An Ascent of Snowdon, Divers & Diving, The Crooked House at Himley, and much more running to nearly 200 pages. just under 14 inches tall, spine cloth is split along spine back, covers holding, contents loosely inserted, A lovingly created manuscript magazine for the years 1903-1904 by a young man from Dudley in the West Midlands. ,

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        Lettera autografa inviata dal musicista Giacomo Puccini al corrispondente Cesare Riccioni nel Febbraio del 1903. Febbraio 1903.

      1903 - Lettera autografa manoscritta, in formato cm.17,7x11,3, compilata su quattro facciate. Puccini si rivolge all'amico Riccioni, avvocato viareggino, in tono scherzoso: "Caro Sindaco di Riccione, è un pezzo che non ti do mie nuove né ne ricevo da te. [.] Sei sempre il fagiano maschio di tutte le pernici vaganti?" Puccini prosegue chiedendo notizie di comuni amici versiliesi, ed aggiunge poi una divertente annotazione: "Mandai ordine all'impresa dei cantanti di portare un palco alla S.na Giulia ? per la "Manon" con Caruso. Andarono e ebbi un biglietto (lettera) di ringraziamento dalla . vecchia! Sono in ribasso!". Prosegue poi annunciando "E' uscito il 2° numero di "Musica e Musicisti" di Ricordi, con una mia biografia illustrata, parole di Paladini e un bel ritratto [.]. Conclude poi con un invito all'amico "Il 2 marzo sarò a Paris per la 100ma di "Bohème" e al ritorno mi fermerò a Montecarlo una 15na di giorni per "Tosca". Tu ci verrai? Vieni, si starà allegri, ciao, in casa ho un po' di quiete". Segue la firma G.Puccini, con il particolare vezzo del musicista di arrotondare la "G" facendola quasi apparire un profilo caricaturale. Chiara grafia, composizione rispettivamente su 13, 16, 15 e 16 righe. Eccellenti condizioni di conservazione. La missiva è priva di data, ma le notizie che da essa si traggono lasciano ipotizzare una data immediatamente successiva al 15 febbraio 1903, il giorno in cui fu pubblicato il citato fascicolo di "Musica e musicisti", se non proprio quella stessa data. Il destinatario è l'amico viareggino Cesare Riccioni, che fu in due diverse riprese vice sindaco di Viareggio, e promotore, qualche anno prima, del comitato per il monumento in memoria di Shelley a Viareggio. L'annunciato viaggio in terra di Francia in realtà non ebbe luogo, a causa del famoso incidente d?auto del successivo 25 febbraio, che costò a Puccini alcuni mesi di convalescenza. Quanto alla esecuzione della "Manon Lescaut" citata, si tratta della rappresentazione al Teatro Costanzi di Roma dal 20 gennaio 1903 in avanti, ovviamente nella interpretazione di Caruso. 50 gr.

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        Fards et poisons

      Paul Ollendorff 1903 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1903, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition on the current paper. Binding to bradel in . autograph dedication of the author autograph signed and dated by Jean Lorrain to mesdeames Hébrard: "To Mrs. John the shadows, Madame de Boisse Gardarens poisons Their friend Jean Lorrain. The words for the month of writing the autograph of Jean Lorrain was trimmed by the bookbinder. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Turvy-Topsy, Rhymes Turned & Illustrated

      Frederick & Warne (Relabelled from Skeffington), London & New York 1903 - Pictorial boards with cloth spine, binding slightly shaken, one page with repaired tear and crease affecting the edge of one color plate, edge and corner wear. 16 vibrant color chromolithograph plates illustrating a selection of nursery rhymes that have been altered in some way. Miss Muffet scares the spider away, the sheep are looking for Bo-Peep, etc. A rare book, OCLC locates one copy domestically, at Princeton and three copies in the UK. Size: Oblong 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zeitschrift für Ziegenzucht. Illustrierte Fachzeitschrift für die Gesamtinteressen der Ziegenzucht. Offizielles Organ für Ziegenzuchtvereine. Jahrgänge 4 - 31 (ohne Jahrgänge 7,8, und 9)

      Richard Carl Schmitz, Leipzig, später Schaper, Hannover 1903 bis 1930. in 24 Bänden (Jahrgänge 30 + 31 in 1 Band). 200 - 350 S. je Band mit Abbildungen, privater Karton (6 Bände), sonst private Halbleinenbände mit Rückentitel auf Papier-Rückenschild, Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Titel, Papier leicht gebräunt, Kopfschnitt angestaubt, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Landwirtschaft, Tierhaltung, Ziegen, Tierzucht

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        Ben Hur; A Tale of the Christ, 2 Vols

      Harper & Brothers, USA 1903 - This listing is for a 2 volume set. Light green cloth with top edge gilt. Volume 1 is inscribed and dated (1905) by the Author. Both volumes have clean, minimally tanned texts, sound bindings, and minimal foxing to end papers. Volume 1 has notations to Contents page. Volume 2 has some liquid stains to back cover. Inquire for additional descriptive information, or any other questions regarding this set. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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. Light spotting and toning to pages, bookplate to front pastedown, a touch of soiling to boards. A very good copy. Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham. First edition? This Latimore & Haskell p. 21., Riall p. 51. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Riddle of the Sands

      George Bell, UK 1903 - 1st Edition 1903. 1st colonial edition and in a different format and publisher tot eh UK edition. Very rare. Includes two maps and two charts.Described as the first modern espionage novel, vying for the title with Kipling's Kim, published two years earlier. Originally written after he returned injured from action is South Africa and first published in 1903 the novel of encroaching conflict with Germany was highly influential and is actually credited with the founding of British naval bases at Invergordon and Scapa Flow; newly regarded as strategically important after examination of the scenarios in Childer's novel. Childers was of course a staunch advocate of Irish Home Rule and was found guilty of possessing a firearm in contravention of the Irish Emergency Powers Resolution and sentenced to death by firing squad in 1922. Book is very good+ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Very fraying to spine tips. Contents good More images can be taken upon request.ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Doles-Cook Brigade Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

      Franklin Printing and Publishing, Atlanta 1903 - Thick octavo. [2], x, 632 pages. Frontispiece photograph of the author. Illustrated with index to illustrations in back. Black cloth hardcover with faded gilt title on spine. Green patterned end sheets. Light shelf wear and fading to cloth. Interior in very good condition. Introduction written by Clement Evans.Nevins I p.168 - "Two-thirds of this history consists of rosters and biographical sketches; the comparatively short narrative has some quotable data." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Little Sheperd of Kingdom Come

      [New York]: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903. "Advance copy for private distribution". Illustrations by F. C. Yohn. [ii], 88-100, 220-236, 325-340, 467-480, 591-604, 711-727, 48-65, 183-196 pp. 4to. Brown boards, yellow printed label on the upper cover. Frontispiece illustration loose, light foxing. In custom brown cloth slipcase with leather label. "Advance copy for private distribution" Illustrations by F. C. Yohn. [ii], 88-100, 220-236, 325-340, 467-480, 591-604, 711-727, 48-65, 183-196 pp. 4to. One of a limited number of advance copies, comprising offprints from the original magazine type, hence the erratic pagination. The general title-page with printed publishers compliments accomplished in manuscript and presented to L.F. Gantert. Provenance: Mrs. J. Insley Blair (green morocco Blairhame booklabel)

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        The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches

      A.C. McClurg 1903 - First edition, first printing. ix, 264, (1) pp. Original unrestored black cloth with gilt lettering. Good with professionally replaced hinges and endpapers, worn and frayed extremities, rubbing along spine, spine lettering rubbed. Repaired tear to half title with a bit of archival mending tissue and a bit of offsetting from removed tape. Text clean with a few dog-ears and fairly light reading wear. Well-traveled and repaired but nonetheless sturdy and not an ex-institutional copy, quite rare thus! One of the most famous works of African Americana, a collection of essays. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Malereien der Katakomben Roms.. Text u. Tafelband (2 Bde., compl.).

      Freiburg, Herder, 1903 2°, XIX (1) 596 S.., 54 Textabb.; 2 Bl., 267 teilw. farb. Abb., Kart. u. HLwd.-Mappe, Bibliotheksschild a, Rücken. Titelbl. m. Stempel u. Sign., min fingerfleckig, jede Tafel ebenfalls gestempelt, einige Taf. mit kleine Randläsuren, insgesamt gebrauchspurig, min. fingerfleckig - gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe des seltenen und bis heute nicht überholten Grundlagenwerks. - Joseph Wilpert (1857-1944 in Rom). Priester. Christlicher Archäologe. Schon zu Beginn seiner Arbeit in den Katakomben erkannte Wilpert die Unzulänglichkeit der bis dahin umlaufenden Abbildungen. die er als Ursache der von ihm als falsch angesehenen Deutungen ausmachte. So stellte er sich die Veröffentlichung zuverlässiger Abbildungen als eine seiner Lebensaufgaben. In der Folgezeit nahm er daher über Jahre hinweg alle Strapazen auf sich. um in den engen Gängen der Katakomben vor den Originalen Fotografien und zuverlässige Kopien der Malereien herzustellen. Nachdem er eine Reihe von Einzeluntersuchungen. Fallstudien und grundsätzlichen Überlegungen vorab veröffentlicht hatte. konnte er 1903 das Ergebnis in zwei Foliobänden mit Abbildungen in einer bis dahin unerreichten und auf lange Zeit nicht übertroffenen Qualität. gleichzeitig in einer deutschen und einer italienischen Ausgabe. vorlegen. Wilpert hat sich stets um eine Deutung der Darstellungen bemüht. die sich streng an die erkennbaren Spuren hielt. Hierin hat er gegenüber seinen Vorgängern beachtliche Fortschritte erzielt. Doch blieb seine Interpretation frühchristlicher Kunstwerke als unmittelbare Verbildlichungen von kirchlichen Glaubensvorstellungen. die er wohl schon aus dem Unterricht an der Innsbrucker Universität mitgenommen hatte. davon unberührt. Dies und seine mit dem Gros der damaligen Christlichen Archäologen geteilte Tendenz. auch alltägliche Szenen einer biblischen Erzählung oder einem kirchlichen Brauch zuzuordnen. wurde schon zu seinen Lebzeiten von vielen Forschern abgelehnt. Seine viel zu frühe Datierung vor allem der Katakombenmalereien hatte ihn zu der Überzeugung gebracht. dass der Ursprung aller christlichen Kunst in Rom zu suchen sei. Diese Überzeugung führte ihn zu einer Abwertung der Kunsterzeugnisse der östlichen Reichshälfte. die. wie seine Datierungen auch. schon von manchen seiner Zeitgenossen korrigiert wurde. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Kunst - Kunstgeschichte, Antike Geschichte - Archäologie Religion - christliche

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        Le fiale

      Firenze, 1903 - Francesco Lumachi editore (con i tipi di G.Spinelli e C.) 1 vol. in 8°, pp. 223 (1) Testo in inchiostro nero, verde e rosso, xilografie n.t. di A.De Karolis. Br. edit. verde con ill. in arancio di A. De Karolis, rilegata in pieno marocchino rosso con dorso con scritte in oro, testo interno al volume perfetto senza imperfezioni, nessuna macchia nel testo. Leggera mancanza nella brossura della copertina in alto ma recuperabile perché è uno sbavo di colla. Sulla copertina è incollata l'etichetta: "Poesia, organo del Futurismo direttore F.T.Marinetti, via Senato 2 - Milano", in quanto l'opera fu rimessa in circolazione da Marinetti nel 1909. Prima edizione

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