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        LOUIS XV ET MADAME DE POMPADOUR

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

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        The Five Nations.

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

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        The middle school English.

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

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        Bibliography Relating to the Works Hand Illustrated

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

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        Der Rosenstein bei Heubach". (Originalgemälde) Öl auf Malkarton .

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

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

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

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

      Francesco Lumachi 1903 - in 8 pp. 223

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        The Call of the Wild

      MacMillan 1903 - A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with a check signed by Jack London laid in. Some soiling on some pages. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Sechste, gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage.

      Leipzig und Wien. Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1903. - 6. Auflage, mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, 4°. 25,3 x 17 cm. über 15000 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einbäne berieben, Lederrücken an Kanten und Kapitalen berieben, Rücken bei manchen Bänden etwas verfärbt, Papier gebräunt, Kopfschnitt leicht eingestaubt. 20 Bände + Band 21: Ergänzungen und Nachträge, Band 22: Jahres-Supplement 1909/1910, Band 23: Jahres-Supplement 1910/1911, Band 24: Jahres-Supplement 1911/1912 - Text in Frakturschrift. Rückenvergoldung, Hardcover in Halbleder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Children's Book] Levend Speelgoed

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

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        The 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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        Confession d'un enfant d'hier. - Confession d'un homme d'aujourd'hui. -

      Paul Ollendorff 1903-1904 -, Paris - 2 tomes. In-12. Tome 1: 335 pp. Tome 2: Reliure plein maroquin rouge. Dos à nerfs avec date dorée au talon. Toutes tranches dorées. Doublure et gardes de soie brochée grise, doubles gardes. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée NOULHAC. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE LIMITEE. Un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon. EXEMPLAIRES UNIQUES ornés de 28 AQUARELLES ORIGINALES de Lubin de Beauvais. Le premier volume en contient 12, le second 16, la plupart sont signées. Lubin de Beauvais (1873-1917) collabora à de nombreux journaux "La Baïonnette", "Le Courrier français", "Le Rire", "fillette", "l?épatant". Il fit des illustrations de livres érotiques. Il utilisa plusieurs pseudonymes, dont Gabriel De Laumont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SIGNIERTE UND NUMERIERTE EXEMPLARE - 72 Nummern "Die hundert Hefte". Gebunden in 6 Orig.-Halblederbänden + 16 Hefte lose.

      8. 72 Hefte mit Orig.-Umschlägen eingebunden in 6 Orig.-Halblederbände. (= Luitpold, Josef: Das Sternbild. Die sieben Bände der gesammelten Dichtungen 1903-1953. Bde. 1-7, OHNE Bd. 2). - Mit je 1 eigenehändigen Unterschrift Luitpolds sowie handschriftl. Numerierung auf allen 6 Titelblättern. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nr. 5. Einbandecken minimal bestoßen. Sonst sehr guter und sauberer Zustand. Die losen Hefte gebräunt und teils randbestoßen.

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        Les amitiés françaises

      First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on Japan paper, the tirage de tête.Half maroon morocco over marbled paper boards by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, spine in six compartments, maroon paper pastedowns and endpapers, covers preserved, top edge gilt. A fine, well-margined copy in a lovely binding. Félix Juven Paris 1903 16x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Berliner Kunst: Sonderausgaben der Berliner Architekturwelt Lechter (III) - Messel (IX) - Moritz (Architektur des XX Jahrhunderts, 7. Sonderheft)

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

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        Architekturschatz. Eine Sammlung von Aufnahmen, Mustergilt, Bauwerke, Architekturtheile, und Details von Meistern Baukunst aller Zeiten und Länder.

      Leipzig: Baumgärtner's Buckhandlung, 1903. Oversize folio of green cloth over front/back boards; dark green lettering on front board. Spine is not board-reinforced. Top, bottom, and fore edges protected by un-reinforced green cloth now only attached to back cover. Contains 304 loose sheets: Title page, 3 pages with list of plates, and the 300 bw plates (collated, all plates present). Heavy and will require extra postage (10 pounds/ 4.5 kilos). Series of photographs of German "architectural treasures" taken from 1897 to 1903 by architect Hermann Ruckwardt. Baumgartner's published this in 1897, 1902, and 1903. This is the 1903 edition which includes the "latest" photos by Ruckwardt.Table of contents lists the buildings and their architects. Some floor plans are also reproduced. A treasure trove of historic architectural interior and exterior patterns, gilt, buildings, parts, and details. Includes all sorts of villas, bridges, churches (including superb organs), synagogues, palaces, and other buildings throughout Germany and some in Budapest, Copenhagen, and Vienna. The list of plates includes the building/bridge/etc., its location, the particular view (front, bedroom, etc.) and the name of the architect and, in some cases, the year. The plates aslo include this information and the year of the actual photo. Because these photos are pre-World War (both), many of these places either no longer exist or were heavily restored. This is, therefore, a valuable reference for architectural historians, architectural sculptors, clergy, and anyone who simply appreciates beautiful photos of beautiful architecture. Scarce. Only 6 copies exist in Worldcat, and only 3 are this edition. A true find! Content Good to VG/Covers Poor but protective: Front cover tearing along spine. Pages are brittle; four preliminary pages and a few plates have chips to edges, but not enough to affect the images or text. Former owner's name (B. Besabotnoff, Berlin) on front cover in ink, but there is no information anywhere on the Internet about this name/person.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc.]
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        SOME MEDITATIONS OF MARCUS AURELIUS.

      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 P.B.F.A.]
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        Complete Works

      1903. First Edition . EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Complete Works. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1903-04. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers and boards, top edges gilt, uncut and unopened. $12,500.“Autograph Centenary” edition, number 37 of 600 copies, illustrated with 56 photogravures, with original manuscript leaf in EmersonÂ’s hand discussing poetry and imagination mounted in Volume I, handsomely bound.Emerson's writings ""challenge the very process by which we read and think, and his ideas are considered to be at the very heart of questions about the development of American literature and identity"" (ANB). This edition includes all of Emerson's poems, lectures, biographical sketches and letters, as well as his famous essays, several of which here see print for the first time. Their ""ethical inspiration and stimulation, their occasional startling phrase, their individualistic idealism, which stirred renascent Yankee New England to its depths, speaks with the same simple power and force in the midst of modern complexities"" (Grolier, American 100 47). The manuscript leaf, measuring 8 by 10 inches and written on both sides, is a paragraph from Emerson's 1856 essay ""English Traits,"" and reads: ""Defoe said in his wrath, that, the Englishman was the mud of all races. I incline to the belief, that, as water, lime & sand make mortar, so certain temperaments marry well, & by well-managed contrarieties, develop as drastic a character as the English. On the whole, it is not so much a history of one or of certain tribes of Saxons or Frisians coming from one place & genetically identical, as it is an anthology of temperaments out of them all. Certain temperaments suit—the sky & soil of England, say, eight or ten or twenty varieties, as, out of a hundred pear-trees, eight or ten suit the soil of a particular orchard, & thrive, whilst all the unadapted temperaments die out."" This is nearly identical to the published version, which reads ""Saxons, Jutes, or Frisians"" rather than simply ""Saxons or Frisians."" Illustrated with 56 engravings and photogravures. Short split along fold of manuscript leaf. Interiors fine, minor expert restoration to two spines. A very handsome set in fine condition.

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        History of Egypt, Chaldea

      1903. MASPERO, Gaston Camille Charles, and RAPPOPORT, A.S. History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria. London: The Grolier Society, (1903-06). Thirteen volumes. Royal octavo, publisher's three-quarter green morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines with red morocco onlays, top edges gilt, uncut. $12,000.Deluxe limited “Connoisseur Edition” of this esteemed history of Egypt and the Middle East, number 82 of only 200 copies printed on Japan vellum and richly illustrated with over 1200 plates and in-text illustrations, including dozens of fine gravures in double-suite and 26 finely hand-colored plates, including the frontispiece of each volume. Very handsomely bound.The principal work of this set is an English translation of Maspero's Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique (1895), here translated in nine volumes. Three volumes are dedicated to Rappoport's three-volume History of Egypt from 330 BC to the modern era. With the supplemental 13th volume History of Egypt in the Light of Recent Discovery by King and Hall, often not present. In these 13 richly illustrated volumes, Maspero and Rappoport present an intimate acquaintance with the history of Egypt and the Nile Valley, Assyria and Babylonia, as well as the literature and culture of these regions. The illustrations offer a comprehensive picture of Egyptian culture, depicting early forms of writing and painting, ancient relief sculpture and statuary, pottery and weaponry, and other cultural artifacts. Also with plans of the ancient cities, diagrams of royal tombs and numerous maps of historic sites. Issued simultaneously in three limited editions. Plates and text fine, spines toned to brown. A few volumes with joint and spine ends expertly repaired, supplemental volume rebacked with original spine laid down.

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

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

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        Principia Ethica

      

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        THE LIFE AND WORKS OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT

      M. Walter Dunne, New York and London 1903 - "Edition Normand" Limited to 100 copies, signed by Robert Arnot (this copy not numbered). 17 Volumes. Critical preface by Paul Bourget and introduction by Robert Arnot. Illustrated from original drawings by eminent French and American artists, the plates in two states. Each volume with an elaborate supplied title page hand-colored in red and blue with a gilt background and silver highlight. Volume I with a double-page edition title in an Art Nouveau style, also hand-colored and signed by Arnot. Bound in full black crushed morocco with watered silk flyleaves, the spines in uneven panels with gilt titles and floriate panel designs, the covers with triple fillet frames and elaborate gilt floral frames and cornerpieces, dentelles and doblures of red morocco with fillet frames and cornerpieces. Bookplate in each volume and with previous owner's shelf locater ticket, Spines uniformly just a litle lighter. Fine, an extremely handsome set "Edition Normand" Limited to 100 copies, signed by Robert Arnot (this copy not numbered). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fine Imperial Cabinet Photograph by J. C. Schaarwächter, signed by both and dated by Oskar (Prince, 1887-1949, 4th son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, married his cousin Princess Alexandra Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein) and OSKAR (Prince, 1888-1958, 5th son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, married Countess Ina-Marie von Bassewitz)

      1903 - showing the young princes three quarters length standing side by side wearing their military uniform with medals and swords, 8½" x 5¼", no place, (Berlin) Given to Ethel Howard, governess, 1895-1898, to the Kaiser's sons. Miss Howard was greatly loved by the Empress, her ladies and the boys, but despite her enjoyment of the work the constant strain of royal protocol, extra duty and no holidays took its toll and she left after two and a half years in their service. The Empress, her ladies and the boys kept in touch for several years. See Miss Howard's 'Potsdam Princes' (London and New York, 1916).

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        Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life

      

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        Flora and Sylva

      1903. First Edition . ROBINSON, William. Flora and Sylva, A Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland, Tree or Flower. London: (Eyre and Spottiswoode), 1903-05. Three volumes. Folio, contemporary three-quarter vellum gilt, cream linen boards, top edges gilt, uncut. $3500.First edition of a wonderful periodical series on early 20th-century horticulture and garden design, edited by one of the most famous landscape designers of the period and illustrated with 66 spectacular full-page chromolithographic plates of flowers, numerous intricately wood-engraved text illustrations, and several halftone photographs printed on coated stock.British landscape designer William Robinson was the leading exponent of the wild or natural garden, which he advocated in all of his writings, including Flora and Sylva, which began as a periodical in April 1903 and ran through December 1905—comprising 33 issues altogether. “Robinson initiated a revolution in gardening. In his own inimitable way he poured scorn on the formal bedding out of plants of the Victorians” (Hay, English Flower Garden). His “wild garden conceptÂ… clearly marked the beginning of a new stage in the evolution of natural garden designÂ… in late 20th-century terms, Robinson is characterized as ‘a whole hearted ecologist” (Wolschke-Bulmahn, Nature and Ideology, 2). Devoted to creating a beautifully produced journal, Robinson sought out the “best color-printer in EuropeÂ… paper mills that still make real paper” and the finest artists and engravers (Preface). The vivid floral chromolithographs are drawn from paintings by Henry G. Moon, whose death late in 1903 contributed to the suspension of the journal, and to whom the third volume is dedicated. Nissen 2251. Armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Arundell Hudson, influential late 19th-century political organizer, “keeper of the nonconformist conscience,” and officer of the British Red Cross, on whose behalf he was “an irresistible beggar and an impeccable administrator” (DNB).Faint patches of foxing to some plates (fewer than usual), only minor scruffs to contemporary cloth boards. A near-fine copy.

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        Fine postcard photo by Prof. E. Uhlenhuth in Coburg, signed (1876-1936, wife of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and secondly Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovitch of Russia, granddaughter of Queen Victoria)

      1903 - on her long white dress, showing her three quarters length, standing next to a stool which her daughter Princess Elisabeth of Hesse is sitting on, resting her head on her mother's shoulders, 5½" x 3½", no place, postally used and postmarked Gotha, 22nd September Princess Elisabeth of Hesse ( 11 March 1895 – 16 November 1903) was the only daughter of Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and his first wife, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She was named after her paternal great-grandmother, who was born Princess Elisabeth of Prussia. Her paternal aunt had the same name and was also nicknamed Ella. Elisabeth's early death was rumored to be a result of poison meant for her uncle, Tsar Nicholas II, but the court physician said she died of virulent typhoid, probably caused by her taking a drink of water from a contaminated stream.

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        Flora and Sylva

      1903. First Edition . ROBINSON, William. Flora and Sylva, A Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland, Tree or Flower. London: (Eyre and Spottiswoode), 1903-05. Three volumes. Folio, contemporary blue-green cloth gilt, top edges gilt, uncut. $1800.First edition of a wonderful periodical series on early 20th-century horticulture and garden design, edited by one of the most famous landscape designers of the period and illustrated with 66 spectacular full-page chromolithographic plates of flowers, numerous intricately wood-engraved text illustrations, and several half-tone photographs of flowers printed on coated stock.British landscape designer William Robinson was the leading exponent of the wild or natural garden, which he advocated in all of his writings, including Flora and Sylva, which began as a periodical in April 1903 and ran through December 1905—comprising 33 issues altogether. “Robinson initiated a revolution in gardening. In his own inimitable way he poured scorn on the formal bedding out of plants of the Victorians” (Hay, English Flower Garden). His “wild garden conceptÂ… clearly marked the beginning of a new stage in the evolution of natural garden designÂ… in late 20th-century terms, Robinson is characterized as ‘a whole hearted ecologist” (Wolschke-Bulmahn, Nature and Ideology, 2). Devoted to creating a beautifully produced journal, Robinson sought out the “best color-printer in EuropeÂ… paper mills that still make real paper” and the finest artists and engravers (Preface). The vivid floral chromolithographs are drawn from paintings by Henry G. Moon, whose death late in 1903 contributed to the suspension of the journal, and to whom the third volume is dedicated. Nissen 2251. Faint patches of foxing to some plates (as usual), original cloth with light wear and staining. An extremely good set.

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        8 October 1903 autograph signed letter from Winston S. Churchill to Monthly Review Editor Henry Newbolt in which Churchill agrees to write a forthcoming November 1903 article on free trade, which heralded Churchill's imminent abandonment of the Conservative Party

      London, 1903. ALS. This is an original 8 October 1903 holograph letter from Winston Churchill to editor Henry Newbolt, agreeing to NewboltÂ’s request to write the substantial article “Sheffield and its Shadow” that would appear in the November 1903 issue of Monthly Review (Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 17-31, See Cohen C224). The letter represents a critical line of demarcation in ChurchillÂ’s early Parliamentary career, heralding his imminent abandonment of the Conservative Party, impelled by his support for free trade over protectionism. Inked in eleven lines on the recto of a single sheet of ChurchillÂ’s stationery, the letter reads: “Dear Mr. Newbolt, | I shall be glad to | undertake the article in | question. I do not quite | know how long it will be. | You shall have the copy | some time next week. Of | course I should like to correct | the proof. Yours truly, | Winston S. Churchill.” The stationery is printed with the "105, MOUNT STREET, W." address of Churchill's first bachelor flat (1900-05). Condition of the letter is very good, the stationery showing only a trace of soiling and wear to the edges and a single horizontal crease presumably from original posting, the ink clearly legible and substantially unaffected by age. BalfourÂ’s famous speech at Sheffield on 2 October 1903 helped catalyze ChurchillÂ’s decision that his destiny lay with the Liberal Party. At Sheffield, Balfour reversed longstanding Party support for free trade over protectionism by endorsing retaliatory tariffs. In an unsent 24 October letter to his friend (and future best man) Hugh Cecil, Churchill wrote, “I haveÂ… taken a backward step in subscribing to A. BalfourÂ’s policyÂ… To go on like this wavering between opposite courses, feigning friendship to a party where no friendship exists, & loyalty to leaders whose downfall is desired, sickens me.” (R. Churchill, Vol. II, pp. 70-71) In his lengthy piece for NewboltÂ’s Monthly Review, Churchill wrote that his Prime Minister and Party chief had left himself “…with no clear answer to make, with no decisive line of policy to propose, admitting a lack of conviction upon a vast and imminent subject of paramount importance…” But ChurchillÂ’s lengthy article was more than political polemic. As Churchill would do so many times in the decades to come, he compellingly staked and framed his position with factual argument informed by historical context. Just 28 years old, Churchill was a promising but already controversial young leader who had yet to experience either the trying failures or supreme triumphs that cemented his place in history. He was making one of the watershed decisions that would define the early decades of his political career and set the tone for the obdurate anti-orthodoxy in the face of personal conviction that would characterize the entirety of the six decades in Parliament that still lay before him. On 31 May, 1904, Churchill left his fatherÂ’s Conservative Party, crossing the aisle to become a Liberal. Churchill was beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. Free trade was a policy issue on which he had opposed Conservative Party leadership, which helped precipitate his defection, and which he continued to vociferously champion as a Liberal. He would not return to the Conservative Party until 1924. Sir Henry John Newbolt (1862-1938) edited the Monthly Review during its brief lifetime (1900-04). Though he practiced law for twelve years, Newbolt was first a poet and writer. Nonetheless, “Newbolt lived and worked in a literary world that naturally overlapped with the world of public affairsÂ… devoting as much energy to public duties as to writing.” (ODNB) During the First World War, while Churchill served as First Lord of the Admiralty (1911-1915), Newbolt served at the Admiralty and the Foreign Office and after the war undertook completion of the final volumes of the official History of the Great War: Naval Operations.

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        THE LAND OF HEART'S DESIRE

      Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903. Vellum Binding. Near Fine binding. In the Mosher Press vellum binding, with titling in gold to the spine. One of 10 copies printed on pure vellum, of which this is No. 9, signed by Thomas Mosher in the colophon. With the printer's device in orange on the title-page and in the colophon. A lovely edition of Yeats'play. (Hatch, 281). Near Fine binding.

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        Complete Works

      , 1903. 1903. First Edition . EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Complete Works. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1903-04. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled endpapers and boards, top edges gilt, uncut and unopened. $12,500.

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        Le petit ami

      Rare first edition in print during the first book of the author, he was shot in Holland paper 6 leading copies.Reloure the bradel half percaline sand, smooth back with a gold pattern typographical, double gold thread date and tail part of title shagreen olive partially discolored and marginally rubbed, marbled paper plates, an upper blunt corner without gravity, contemporary binding.Copy slightly cropped. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Mercure de France Paris 1903 11,5x18cm relié

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        Clif, the Naval Cadet; or, Exciting Days at Annapolis

      New York: Street & Smith, [1903]. First Edition. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's green pictorial cloth stamped in white, black, and orange; [6],ii,[7]-272,[28](ads)pp; frontispiece. Slight staining to cloth; cloth rubbed through at bottom front corner; thin cracks to hinges; a Good, sound copy. This imprint forms part of the Amercian Boys' Library. Two records exist in OCLC for this imprint, each listing a variant series title. Among the scarcest of Sinclair's early works for children.

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        Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight.

      [Chicago: 1903]. First edition, the rare offprint issue, and a virtually mint copy, of Wilbur Wright's second report of his and Orville's flying experiments. This is the first account of the Wrights' experiments with motorized gliders. The brothers made their first powered flight (852 feet in 59 seconds) on 17 December 1903, six months after this report was read before the Western Society of Engineers.  "Of the work described in their second paper Wilbur later testified in 1912: 'This was the first time in the history of the world that lateral balance had been achieved by adjusting wing tips to respectively different angles of incidence on the right and left side ...We were the first to functionally employ a movable vertical tail in a flying aeroplane. We were the first to employ wings adjustable to respectively different angles of incidence in a flying aeroplane. We were the first to use the two in combination in a flying aeroplane'" (Norman 2267). "There was slight public interest but in 1908 they won the Michelin trophy in Paris and in the following year contracted to supply an airplane for the U. S. Army. The flight by Bleriot across the English Channel in 1909 brought the world's attention to the possibilities of flight, and in a few years man rose to the use of the air as an additional medium of transportation" (Dibner). "In 1901 American inventor Wilbur Wright of Dayton, Ohio published "Some aeronautical experiments" (Journal of the Western Society of Engineers 6 (1901) 489-510). This speech, delivered at the Western Society of Engineers in Chicago on September 18, 1901, was the Wright brothers' first publication on aeronautics, and the work which first made their experiments with motorless gliders known to the world. Wilbur Wright's paper, illustrated with photographs, described the brothers' progress over three seasons of glider flight, including their work from 1900 and 1901 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, during which they began to master the art of flight control and they solved the problem of wing warp drag by the addition of a vertical rear rudder ... "From October to December 1901 the Wrights built a six-foot wind tunnel in their shop and conducted systematic tests on miniature wings. "The 'balances' they devised and mounted inside the tunnel to hold the wings looked crude, made of bicycle spokes and scrap metal, but were "as critical to the ultimate success of the Wright brothers as were the gliders." The devices allowed the brothers to balance lift against drag and accurately calculate the performance of each wing. They could also see which wings worked well as they looked through the viewing window in the top of the tunnel." "The Wrights took a huge step forward and made basic wind tunnel tests on 200 wings of many shapes and airfoil curves, followed by detailed tests on 38 of them. The tests, according to biographer Howard, "were the most crucial and fruitful aeronautical experiments ever conducted in so short a time with so few materials and at so little expense". An important discovery was the benefit of longer narrower wings: in aeronautical terms, wings with a larger aspect ratio (wingspan divided by chord--the wing's front-to-back dimension). Such shapes offered much better lift-to-drag ratio than the broader wings the brothers had tried so far. "With this knowledge, and a more accurate Smeaton number, the Wrights designed their 1902 glider. Using another crucial discovery from the wind tunnel, they made the airfoil flatter, reducing the camber (the depth of the wing's curvature divided by its chord). The 1901 wings had significantly greater curvature, a highly inefficient feature the Wrights copied directly from Lilienthal. Fully confident in their new wind tunnel results, the Wrights discarded Lilienthal's data, now basing their designs on their own calculations.   "With characteristic caution, the brothers first flew the 1902 glider as an unmanned kite, as they had done with their two previous versions. Rewarding their wind tunnel work, the glider produced the expected lift. It also had a new structural feature: a fixed, rear vertical rudder, which the brothers hoped would eliminate turning problems. By 1902 they realized that wing-warping created 'differential drag' at the wingtips. Greater lift at one end of the wing also increased drag, which slowed that end of the wing, making the aircraft swivel--or yaw--so the nose pointed away from the turn. That was how the tailless 1901 glider behaved. "The improved wing design enabled consistently longer glides, and the rear rudder prevented adverse yaw--so effectively that it introduced a new problem. Sometimes when the pilot attempted to level off from a turn, the glider failed to respond to corrective wing-warping and persisted into a tighter turn. The glider would slide toward the lower wing, which hit the ground, spinning the aircraft around. The Wrights called this 'well digging'. Orville apparently visualized that the fixed rudder resisted the effect of corrective wing-warping when attempting to level off from a turn. He wrote in his diary that on the night of October 2, 'I studied out a new vertical rudder'. The brothers then decided to make the rear rudder movable to solve the problem. They hinged the rudder and connected it to the pilot's warping 'cradle', so a single movement by the pilot simultaneously controlled wing-warping and rudder deflection. Tests while gliding proved that the trailing edge of the rudder should be turned away from whichever end of the wings had more drag (and lift) due to warping. The opposing pressure produced by turning the rudder enabled corrective wing-warping to reliably restore level flight after a turn or a wind disturbance. Furthermore, when the glider banked into a turn, rudder pressure overcame the effect of differential drag and pointed the nose of the aircraft in the direction of the turn, eliminating adverse yaw. "In short, the Wrights discovered the true purpose of the movable vertical rudder. Its role was not to change the direction of flight, but rather, to aim or align the aircraft correctly during banking turns and when leveling off from turns and wind disturbances. The actual turn--the change in direction--was done with roll control using wing-warping. The principles remained the same when ailerons superseded wing-warping. "With their new method the Wrights achieved true control in turns for the first time on October 8, 1902, a major milestone. During September and October they made between 700 and 1,000 glides, the longest lasting 26 seconds and covering 622.5 feet (189.7 m). Hundreds of well-controlled glides after they made the rudder steerable convinced them they were ready to build a powered flying machine. Thus did three-axis control evolve: wing-warping for roll (lateral motion), forward elevator for pitch (up and down) and rear rudder for yaw (side to side).   "On March 23, 1903, the Wrights applied for their famous patent for a 'Flying Machine', based on their successful 1902 glider. Some aviation historians believe that applying the system of three-axis flight control on the 1902 glider was equal to, or even more significant, than the addition of power to the 1903 Flyer. Peter Jakab of the Smithsonian asserts that perfection of the 1902 glider essentially represents invention of the airplane" (Wikipedia article on Wright Brothers, accessed 12-19-2009). "On June 24, 1903 Wilbur Wright delivered a second paper at the Western Society of Engineers entitled "Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight." This paper, illustrated with photographs, was published in the Journal of the Western Society of Engineers VIII (1903) 400-417. It contained a summary of their work leading up to the patent application. During the question session after the paper Wilbur stated that "We have not applied a motor to any of machines. The driving force has been gravity" (p. 415) ... "Upon returning to Kitty Hawk, the Wrights built their first motorized flyer, the Wright Flyer. Wilbur made the first unsuccessful attempt to fly it on December 14, 1903. On December 17th they made the first "sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight" over the Kill Devil Hills (852 feet in 59 seconds). During the two following years the Wrights developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed wing aircraft. But until their patent was granted they made no public demonstration of motorized flight and published nothing further about their invention" (historyofinformation.com, accessed 21 January 2017). Brockett 13015; Dibner Heralds 185 (journal issue); Norman 2267. Gibbs-Smith, The Invention of the Aeroplane 1799-1909, pp. 37-40; 46-47. Offprint from: Journal of the Western Society of Engineers Vol. 8 [misprinted 'III' on front wrapper], no. 4 (August, 1903). 8vo (228 x 153 mm), pp. 18 [2:blank] with 8 half-tone illustrations, original printed blue wrappers. An extremely fresh and crisp copy, exceptionally rare in such fine condition.

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        Dronning Tamara. Skuespil i tre akter.

      København. 1903. 8vo. Forlagets originale gyldne helshirtingbind. 183 s. Hilsen på fribladet. Navn på tittelbladet. Boken er sjelden i originalbind. Hilsenen på fribladet KAN være en dedikasjon fra Hamsun. Bjørn Ringstrøm mente at det er så mange av bokstavene som er like med Hamsuns håndskrift. Bindet noe plettet.

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        The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

      A first edition, first printing published by Warne in 1903. A very good book with some light repairs to the spine of the book. Some light losses to the corners. One neat contemporary inscription to the front endpaper. Conforms to all the first edition points in Linder and Quinby. Rare.

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        Tailor of Gloucester

      1903. First Edition . POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. London and New York: Frederick Warne, 1903. 16mo, original maroon boards, mounted cover illustration, pictorial endpapers. $2600.First trade edition, first printing, of Beatrix Potter’s second book, described by her as “my own favorite amongst my little books,” with pictorial label, frontispiece and 26 illustrations in color.Inspired by a real-life incident involving a tailor's pressure to finish a waistcoat for the new mayor of Gloucester, this book ""was Potter's own favorite of all her stories, and one can see why, for in it she indulges her own fascination with the era of her grandparents and great-grandparents… Fairy tale, nursery rhyme and Arcadian fantasy all come together for a moment in perfect balance. No wonder Beatrix Potter was proud of the book"" (Carpenter, 148). First printing, with single-page endpaper occurring four times. Preceded by a privately printed edition of 500 copies. Without rare original glassine dust jacket. Quinby 4. Linder, 423. Bookseller's blindstamp.Interior generally quite bright and clean; a few pinprick holes to front endpapers. Spine lightly toned and rubbed, tiny abrasions and pinprick hole to rear board. A charming, near-fine copy.

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        Gazzetta degli Ospedali gennaio 1900-dicembre 1928 (manca annata 1902-1903-1904)

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        The High History of the Holy Graal

      London: J. M. Dent & Co, 1903. Hardcover. Very good. With Decorative Drawings by Jessie M. King.. First Jessie King edition. 8vo. cvii,(1),379,(1). Publisher's light blue cloth blocked on the spine and upper board with illustrations by King in black and gilt. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with plates by King in black and white or in two colors. Textblock lightly foxed, endpapers foxed, binding has only traces of wear. A very good copy. Howey, F-358.

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        L'affaire Humbert. Croquis d'audience

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on China paper, tirage de tête.Illustrated with a lot of original drawings by Charles Léandre.A few occasional foxings to some edges, small tears in the margins of covers and some edges.Rare. Félix Juven Paris 1903 30x37,5cm broché

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        THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS, VOYAGES TRAFFIQUES AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATION (12 Volumes, Complete)

      Glasgow/New York: James MacLehose and Sons / Macmillan, 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 volumes, each measuring approximately 9" x 6" (22.86cm. x 15.24cm). Dark blue cloth over boards, with gilt design of ship atop globe to front boards, with words "Auxilio Divino" beneath a rippled banner. Gilt lettering to spines, simply stating "Hakluyt's Voyages" and volume number, with gilt seashell design below that, and MACLEHOSE at bottom of spines. Top edges gilt, with untrimmed foredges and tails. Light shelf-rubbing to extremities with occasional minor nudging to corners, and faint offsetting to endpapers. Text blocks clean with no evident spotting or foxing. All volumes solidly bound. Not a showcase set, but a clean, sturdy, affordable set of this classic which can be freely used without pampering by the curious reader or working scholar alike. This classic travel and exploration account ("The Principall Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English nation, made by Sea or our Land, to the most remote and farthest distant Quarters of the earth at any time within the compass of these 1500 yeeres") was first published in 1589 by George Bishop and Ralph Newberie, with a second edition in 1598, with reprinting in 1599, and 1600. The text of this particular edition is an exact reprint of the aforementioned editions of 1598-1600 with exception of modernizing (to 1903) forms of letters, as well as the insertion of references to volumes/pages of the original text, in the margins, to aid serious scholars. "All maps, plans and charts are reproduced in exact facsimile, with the view of illustrating the state of cartography in Hakluyt's time." (Publishers Note).

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        Experiments and Observations in Soaring Flight.

      [Chicago 1903 - First edition, the rare offprint issue, and a virtually mint copy, of Wilbur Wright?s second report of his and Orville?s flying experiments. This is the first account of the Wrights? experiments with motorized gliders. The brothers made their first powered flight (852 feet in 59 seconds) on 17 December 1903, six months after this report was read before the Western Society of Engineers.  ?Of the work described in their second paper Wilbur later testified in 1912: ?This was the first time in the history of the world that lateral balance had been achieved by adjusting wing tips to respectively different angles of incidence on the right and left side ?We were the first to functionally employ a movable vertical tail in a flying aeroplane. We were the first to employ wings adjustable to respectively different angles of incidence in a flying aeroplane. We were the first to use the two in combination in a flying aeroplane?? (Norman 2267). ?There was slight public interest but in 1908 they won the Michelin trophy in Paris and in the following year contracted to supply an airplane for the U. S. Army. The flight by Bleriot across the English Channel in 1909 brought the world's attention to the possibilities of flight, and in a few years man rose to the use of the air as an additional medium of transportation? (Dibner).?In 1901 American inventor Wilbur Wright of Dayton, Ohio published ?Some aeronautical experiments? (Journal of the Western Society of Engineers 6 (1901) 489-510). This speech, delivered at the Western Society of Engineers in Chicago on September 18, 1901, was the Wright brothers' first publication on aeronautics, and the work which first made their experiments with motorless gliders known to the world. Wilbur Wright?s paper, illustrated with photographs, described the brothers' progress over three seasons of glider flight, including their work from 1900 and 1901 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, during which they began to master the art of flight control and they solved the problem of wing warp drag by the addition of a vertical rear rudder ??From October to December 1901 the Wrights built a six-foot wind tunnel in their shop and conducted systematic tests on miniature wings.?The ?balances? they devised and mounted inside the tunnel to hold the wings looked crude, made of bicycle spokes and scrap metal, but were ?as critical to the ultimate success of the Wright brothers as were the gliders.? The devices allowed the brothers to balance lift against drag and accurately calculate the performance of each wing. They could also see which wings worked well as they looked through the viewing window in the top of the tunnel.??The Wrights took a huge step forward and made basic wind tunnel tests on 200 wings of many shapes and airfoil curves, followed by detailed tests on 38 of them. The tests, according to biographer Howard, ?were the most crucial and fruitful aeronautical experiments ever conducted in so short a time with so few materials and at so little expense? An important discovery was the benefit of longer narrower wings: in aeronautical terms, wings with a larger aspect ratio (wingspan divided by chord?the wing?s front-to-back dimension). Such shapes offered much better lift-to-drag ratio than the broader wings the brothers had tried so far.?With this knowledge, and a more accurate Smeaton number, the Wrights designed their 1902 glider. Using another crucial discovery from the wind tunnel, they made the airfoil flatter, reducing the camber (the depth of the wing?s curvature divided by its chord). The 1901 wings had significantly greater curvature, a highly inefficient feature the Wrights copied directly from Lilienthal. Fully confident in their new wind tunnel results, the Wrights discarded Lilienthal?s data, now basing their designs on their own calculations.  "With characteristic caution, the brothers first flew the 1902 glider as an unmanned kite, as they had done with their two previous versions. Rewarding their wind tunne [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Experience and Empiricism. Reprinted from the "Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society," 1903.

      (London), 1903. 8vo. Stitched, unbound. A fine copy. 16 pp. First edition, separate re-print - from the library of Wittgenstein (not stated anywhere in the copy, but the copy comes from the descendents of Hänsel, who verify the provenance) - of this most fundamental question of philosophy, which for Moore, as well as for Wittgenstein, was at the core of philosophical thought.The present work is extremely difficult to find separately, and the present copy has been in the possession of Ludwig Wittgenstein, who was probably given the copy by Moore himself. Wittgenstein handed over some of his belongings, including a number of his books, to his life-long friend Ludwig Hänsel. Among these belongings was the present copy of Moore's influential work.Wittgenstein did not have many close friends, but the closest- together with Rudolph Koder- was Luwig Hänsel, who was a high-school teacher of German and literature. Hänsel and Wittgenstein, who befriended each other in 1918 while being war prisoners in Monte Casino, also remained close friends throughout their lives.George Edward Moore (1873-1958) is one of the most influential of twentieth century philosophers, and his contributions to analytic philosophy can be compared to only those of Russell, Wittgenstein and Frege, with whom he founded this philosophical discipline. His impact on Anglo-American philosophy in the 20th century must be said to be nearly unsurpassed.

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        The High History of the Holy Graal

      London: J. M. Dent & Co, 1903. Hardcover. Very good. With Decorative Drawings by Jessie M. King.. First Jessie King edition. 8vo. cvii,(1),379,(1). Publisher's light blue cloth blocked on the spine and upper board with illustrations by King in black and gilt. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with plates by King in black and white or in two colors. Textblock lightly foxed, endpapers foxed, binding has only traces of wear. A very good copy. Howey, F-358.

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