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        Lettres aux Lagrené.

      Paris (Mâcon, Protat), 1904 ; in-8 ; bradel demi-maroquin lavallière à coins, titre et tête dorés, couverture et dos conservés (Canape) ; LXIV, 149 pp., (3) ff.dont un blanc et 10 pl. h.t. de portraits et fac-similés y compris le frontispice représentant le buste de Mérimée par Iselin ; bibliographie des travaux de Mérimée sur la Russie ; l'Introduction est de Félix Chambon. Édition originale tirée à 75 exemplaires sur Japon, numérotés ; tous semblent porter la mention : N° (ici 37), pour Edmond de Lagrené qui a fait cette édition privée de la correspondance de Mérimée à son père, sa mère et à Olga. Exemplaire en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Clagahé]
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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1904. Sextodecimo. Original green moiré cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, illustrated oval label to front cover, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Spine ends slightly rubbed, short split to foot of front hinge, marks to final two pages otherwise internally clean. A very good copy. First edition, deluxe issue, first impression, with the following issue points: "muffatees" (as opposed to "muffetees" in second issue onward), "we" in Roman type (as opposed to italics in second issue onward) on page 15.

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        CAMERA WORK. ISSUE NUMBER VI

      Camera Work, NY 1904 - 4to., 56 pp., 6 hand-pulled photogravures, 1 color half-tone reproduction, 2 b&w half-tones, (18) pp. adverts. Printed wrappers which are detached, chipped, and worn. The top corner at the spine is bumped, The photogravures are in excellent condition. Five photogravures and one duotone by Alvin Langdon Coburn; two halftones by Will A. Cadby; one photogravure by W.B. Post. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Signed Portrait

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Halftone portrait by Ernst Fuchs of the important Italian composer/pianist, mounted to a postcard and signed boldly "Ferrucio Busoni / 1904" in black ink, the signature extending onto the mount. The portrait sheet creased (not the mount), otherwise fine. Approx 9 x 14 cm. <br>In 1907, Busoni published his "Sketch of a New Musical Aesthetic." There, he lamented the musical "lawgivers" and predicted a musical revolution which would explode the traditional tonal rules, saying that "music was born free; and to win freedom is its destiny."

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        HARRY TATE FISHING

      Large Advertising Poster on three sheets; total size 2310 x 1020 mm. Printed in colours for pasting onto billboards, this is a very scarce piece of Heath Robinson advertising material apparently not listed in any bibliography. Because it was intended for pasting and subsequent disposal very few copies will have survived. There is some fraying, especially to the edge of the top sheet, and a very small loss in the centre of the top sheet where it has been folded. Each sheet has been folded lengthwise once. Generally an excellent example of a very scarce item which we have been unable to trace elsewhere. Harry Tate [1872 - 1940] was a music hall comedian famous for his sketches on golf, motoring and fishing. Further digital images available on request.

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        Manuale di ornitologia italiana. Elenco descrittivo degli uccelli stazionari o di passaggio finora osservati in Italia.

      Milano, Hoepli, 1904, 16mo legatura originale tutta tela copertina illustrata, pp. 163-VIII-907 con 401 inc. n.t. + 36 tav. f.t. Prima edizione. (Uno tra i pi rari, ricercati ed interessanti manuali Hoepli) Ceresoli, 59 : "importante, .. rara". Buona copia.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        WITH A VIEW TO MATRIMONY AND OTHER STORIES

      Grant Richards, London 1904 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-282 [283] [284: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], original dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light green. First edition, colonial issue. This issue is part of "Grant Richards's Colonial Library." Mixed collection of fourteen interconnected dialect stories, all set on the Norfolk marshes, including a couple of ghost stories, and a legend of the devil outsmarted. James Blyth (1864-1933) was the author of more than fifty volumes of fiction published between 1904 and 1921. Most of his fictional work is set in and around the Norfolk Broads, including his weird novels THE SHADOW OF THE UNSEEN (1907), coauthored with Barry Pain, and THE WEIRD SISTERS (1918). Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Cloth worn and frayed at spine ends, 60 mm closed split along outer rear joint, small gouge with some loss of cloth at center of spine panel, light wear to corner tips, pulp paper endpapers darkened, heavy foxing to first few and last few leaves, a good copy of a cheaply made book. Very scarce. (#150859) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Guns Rifles Revolvers Implements Midland Gun Co. Price List

      Birmingham England: Midland Gun Co., Demon Gun Works., 1904. Red/yellow/black covers, map rear cover. Telegraphic address: "Rifles, Birmingham" Code: A. B. C. 4th and 5th Editions. nd. c. 1904 Notices; Loaded Cartridges Cannot be sent by Post, It must be distinctly understood that our terms of approval apply to Great Britain Only. We do not send goods on approval to any Colony or Foreign Country. We Make Guns info sheet. We Buy, Repair Guns ect. Engraved illustrations, specs, details, prices. Mannlicher Martini Sporting Rifles, Sword Sticks, Walking Stick Guns, Air Pistols, Harrington, Richardson Revolvers, Colt, Webley's PistolsGame Bags, Boxes, Breech Loading Implements, ect. Parcel Post quotes rear cover. 112 pgs Quite Rare OCLC finds 0 copies. Samll chips top cover, ow/ very good. Owner's name address dated 1912. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Business Catalogue. Sixth Edition.. Decorative Paper. Very Good.

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        Gaspard de la Nuit

      Ambroise Vollard EditeurParis Ed. originale 1904 In-4° (25,5 x 19 cm), en feuilles sous couverture illustrée. PREMIER TIRAGE DES TRES BELLES ILLUSTRATIONS A CHAQUE PAGE D'ARMAND SEGUIN. UN DES 100 EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER DE CHINE après 20 Japon et avant 230 vélin à la forme. Cet ouvrage est le dernier illustré d'Armand Seguin (1869-1903), Nabi de la première heure, mort prématurément de tuberculose dans l'atelier de Paul Sérusier. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pottier]
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        Erbario figurato. Illustrazione e descrizione delle piante usuali con speciale riguardo alle piante medicinali. Pref. del Prof. O. Mattirolo.

      Milano, Hoepli, 1904, 8vo tutta tela originale (con segni di uso e strappi ai margini interni dei piatti) pp. 262 con 49 inc. n.t. e 86 tav. col. f.t. (E' la, non comune, prima edizione di opera ristampata fino ai nostri giorni).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Les Contemporains célèbres. Première série. Janvier 1904.

      Paris, Octave Beauchamp, G. de Malherbe (Album Lefèvre-Utile / Biscuits LU), 1904. In-4, reliure éditeur, plats de bois illustrés en couleurs, médaillon dans l'ajour du plat supérieur, dos toile imprimé, non rogné (étui d'origine présent mais abîmé). Dans son étonnante reliure. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

      [Bookseller: Chez les Libraires Associés]
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        Die Provincia Arabia. Strasbourg, Trübner, 1904-1909.

      1904. Small folio (320 x 246 mm). 3 vols. XXIV, 532, (2) pp. with heliogravure frontispiece, 548 illustrations, 40 plates and maps in the text, and 2 extra maps on 4 ff. XII, 358, (4) pp. with 315 illustrations and 9 plates. XIV, 403, (1) pp. with 257 illustrations and 4 plates. Publisher's original half vellum and green boards. First edition: rare. A remarkably well-illustrated archaeological survey of sites in Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon, particularly valued for its account of Petra and of the palace of Mshatta in Jordan, a great monument of early Islamic art. With over 1100 half tone illustrations, many full-page, and numerous splendidly produced plates (some folding or double-page, a few coloured). The outstanding feature of the Mshatta palace was the intricately carved decoration on its facade. Today the complete facade, built in the mid-eighth century, exists only in Brünnow's photographs (see vol. II). - Bindings slightly rubbed; upper joints of vol. III slightly split; stamp of the Meadville Theological School library to title page. A good, clean copy. NYPL Arabia Coll. 166. OCLC 24223621.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Attraverso gli albi e le cartelle (sensazioni d'arte) Prima (-terza serie)

      Istituto italiano d'Arti Grafiche, 1904-07. 3 voll. in 8 grande, pp. 372; 322; 329 + (1b) con centinaia di ill. e tavv. n.t. e f.t. Legatura edit. in p. tl. (con qualche alone ai piatti). Conservato il p. ant. in br. della terza serie illustrato da Mataloni. Raccolta delle tre serie (su 4) di questa corposa raccolta iconografia dei migliori illustratori e incisori del mondo (Baruffi, Dudovich, Larsson, marechal, Martini, Mataloni, Valeri, Ensor, Zilcken, Macchiati, Allan, Mentessi... ITA

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        Il Monte Cervino. Illustrazioni di Edoardo Rubino. Prefazione di Edmondo de Amicis. Nota geologica di Vittorio Novarese. Quattordici tavole colorate, ventitre disegni a penna, diciotto fotografie.

      Ulrico Hoepli, 1904. In-4°, pp. 290, 14 tavole colorate, 23 tavv. f.t. di disegni a penna, 18 fotografie, e numerose illustrazioni nel testo, mezza pelle posteriore, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, brossura editoriale superiore conservata all'interno.

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        HESPERUS

      Paris, Société de propagation des livres d'art, 1904. Grand in4 (317 x 232 mm),; couverture d'origine illustrée en couleurs sur 1er plat d'une grande composition florale avec titre doré & semis d'étoiles dorées Poème en vers réguliers alexandrins, à rimes plates, avec alternance des masculines & féminines.L'illustration de Hespérus est composée de 33 aquarelles de M. Carloz Schwabe, reproduites en couleurs & soigneusement retouchées au pinceau, soit treize grandes compositions hors texte & cinq grands en-têtes illustrant des épisodes du texte, quinze grandes compositions ornementales, dont neuf à pleine page & six grands culs-de-lampe. La Société de propagation des Livres d'Art, en dehors du tirage sur papier d'alfa, avec les sujets hors texte seuls en couleurs, destinés à ses membres, dont 50 exemplaires sont seulement placés dans le commerce, a autorisé le tirage, à petit nombre, d'exemplaires sur papier de grand luxe, destinés spécialement à MM. les bibliophiles.Superbe exemplaire relié demi chagrin fauve, parfait etat . Tirage sur papier alfa no 167 sur 500 , nominatif à Monsieur Jaquetray rdc armo

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        Hespérus. Illustrations en couleurs de Carloz Schwabe.

      Paris, Société de Propagation des Livres d'Art, 1904. in-4, 96pp.-2ff.- 12 compositions hors-texte comprises dans la pagination, bandeaux, culs-de-lampe et ornements. Relié maroquin vert bouteille, 2 cabochons métalliques ornementaux de style Art-nouveau fixés sur le plat, titre en hauteur au dos, en lettres de plomb de même style, gardes de peau vert d'eau, double garde de papier "essuyé", tête or, couverture conservée. (S. Noël). Ce magnifique livre est l'un des fleurons de l'illustration Art-nouveau. Le plat de couverture porte un grand décor floral dans des tons rosés et vert sur fond sombre, avec un semis d'étoiles dorées. Les compositions hors-texte sont soigneusement coloriées au pochoirs, dans des tons pastels, avec rehauts d'argent pour le frontispice. Chaque chapitre est précédé d'un titre propre orné d'un grand motif floral, tiré en 2 couleurs ; bandeaux, culs-de-lampe tirés en bistre. Tirage à 520 exemplaires. - Exemplaire du tirage d'édition. Liste des membres de la Société de Propagation des Livres d'art reliée en tête. Reliure d'amateur d'exécution très honorable. Seules les doubles gardes sont un peu disgracieuses. Très frais, une petite pièce de plomb manque au "é" de Hespérus, au dos.

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        [Binding, Fine- cole L. Averill Cole] Life of Dante

      Boston: TheRiverside Press, 1904. First American edition. Folio. Stunning binding by L. Averill Cole, in virtually unused condition, extremely fine, bound in sumptuous full brown crushed morocco with elaborate gilt intertwining double-ruled lines in geometric and flowing pattern covering most of both covers and spine, gilt florets on all four corners, both covers and also dentelles. Exquisite full deep purple silk doublures and free endsheets. Signed in gilt pallet on left rear dentelle: "L. Averill Cole," and on right rear dentelle: "The Riverside Press." Superb limited edition, one of the special Bruce Rogers editions, #126/265 Copies, printed on high quality handmade paper with woodcut pictorial title page, red decorated initials and colophon.TEG. L. Averill Cole, noted and accomplished American woman bookbinder and designer, was from California, but early on studied under Louis Jacobs in Belgium ca. 1905. She won first prize at an important international bookbinding exhibition in Brussels in 1905, worked with Mary Noble in England and returned to America in 1908 to take a lead position as head bookbinder at Houghton Mifflin's Riverside Press in Cambridge, MA where she produced bindings of top quality for four years. A thoroughly captivating binding in very fine condition, superbly matching the content in style. Housed in the original box, a wonderful, full morocco folding box with lavish ....

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Ideen. Introduction par Ludwig Hevesi. Zweite auflage.

      Leipzig, Baumgartner, s.d., (1904). Petit In-4, texte, 122 illustrations à pleine page et 32 planches en couleurs sous portefeuille éditeur. Cachet de libraire sur la page de titre. Seconde édition largement augmentée du recueil de travaux d'arts décoratifs et d'architecture de J. M. Olbrich l'un des fondateurs de la "Sécession Viennoise"

      [Bookseller: Didier Lecointre-Dominique Drouet]
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        Ms. Brief mit einigen eigenh. Zeilen und U. ("W. Nernst"). Göttingen, 19. II. 1904.

      1904. 1 S. Gr.-4to. Mit ms. adr. Kuvert. An den Physiker Stefan Meyer (1872-1949), ein bedeutender Schüler Boltzmanns und Pionier der Erforschung der Radioaktivität, später Leiter des international renommierten Wiener Institut für Radiumforschung, betr. einer Feier zu Ehren Ludwig Boltzmanns: "Nachträglich noch vielen Dank für Ihr freundliches Schreiben vom 23. v. Mts.: unter solchen Umständen schien es mir aber doch richtiger, die Reise nach Wien aufzugeben [...] Hoffentlich wird Ihr Abend morgen zu aller u. besonders des lieben Jubilar's Zufriedenheit verlaufen! [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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        Le petit illustré amusant, 1904, année complète, du n°1 au n°53

      - Le petit illustré amusant, Paris 1904, 30x39cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in mezzo roano rosso, piccoli graffi sul retro che è decorato con dorature, alcuni graffi, vincolanti delle caricature settimanali époque.Cet è riccamente illustrato da Raoul Thomen Landelle, Jean Aurian, Poulbot, Edmond Guenin, Bogron, Vallet, Valery Muller, Henry Muller, Leon Bardet, Haye, Ferdinand Bac, Ricardo Flores, Delannoy, The Bocain, E. Tap, Gog, Malherbe, di Albat, Schuster, Viriez, Gus Bofa, Alex, Zybalt A. Ziem, Blondeau, Fertom ... etc.Chaque numero contiene otto pagine, comprese le grandi disegni a colori per le prime e le ultime pagine e numerosi disegni e noir.Rare bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane rouge, petites éraflures sans gravité sur le dos qui est orné de filets dorés, quelques épidermures, reliure de l'époque. Cet hebdomadaire de caricatures est richement illustré par Raoul Thomen, Landelle, Jean d'Aurian, Poulbot, Edmond Guénin, Bogron, Vallet, Valéry Muller, Henry Muller, Léon Bardet, Haye, Ferdinand Bac, Ricardo Flores, Delannoy, Le Bocain, E. Tap, Gog, Malherbe, d'Albat, Schuster, Viriez, Gus Bofa, Alex, Zybalt, A. Ziem, Blondeau, Fertom... etc. Chaque numéro comporte huit pages, dont de grands dessins en couleurs sur la première et la dernière page et de nombreux dessins en noir. Rare et bel exemplaire.

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        Red Pottage.

      London: George Newnes Limited, , [1904]. Illustrated by A. Rackham. Octavo. Original printed pictorial wraps, advertisement endpapers. Housed in red quarter morocco solander box. 8 half tone illustrations by Rackham. Toning to pages, chipping to ends of spine, chip to lower front edge. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        WORKS OF MR. FRANCIS RABELAIS, Doctor In Physick, Containing Five Books of...Gargantua and Pantagruel, Together with the Pantagrueline Prognostication, the Oracle of the Divine Bacbuc, and response of the bottle; Hereunto are annexed the Navigations unto the Sounding Isle and the Isle of Apdests: as likewise the Philosophical cream with a Limousin Epistle. [Translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty]

      London: Grant Richards, 1904. 2 volumes. First edition of the W. Heath Robinson illustrated Rabelais, the large paper issue of a book published nearly two decades later in the octavo format. A copy with fine provenance, the Litchfield copy with signatures and his armorial bookplates. With 100 full-page black and white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, with numerous illustrations in the text, title-pages printed in black and red, full-page photogravure plates at the front, pictorial end-papers printed in red. 4to, publisher's full white polished buckram, the covers ruled and decorated in gilt, the spines fully gilt decorated and lettered. xlii, 377; xliv, 350 pp. A fine set, the cloth clean and with very little evidence of age but for some very light mellowing to the spine panels. FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER ISSUE, AND A PLEASING AND HANDSOME SET OF THIS TIMELESS WORK BY ONE OF THE GREATEST WRITERS OF ALL TIME. THIS EDITION IS WONDERFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY W. HEATH ROBINSON AND IS CONSIDERED A CLASSIC. AN "EXTRAVAGANT EDITION". "For most English readers Rabelais has taken the very form and pressure of his eccentric, full-blooded translator, and doubtless would have smiled upon the joyous excess to which Urquhart, with the aid of Cotgrave's lustily Rabelaisian Deictionary (1611) carried his verbal gymnastics" (OHEL). "One of the most perfect transfusions of an author from one language into another that ever man accomplished. In point of style Urquhart was Rabelais incarnate, and in his enjoyment of the verbal resources, whether of science or pseudo-science or slang, he almost surpassed Rabelais himself" (DNB). The original owner of these volumes, E. Hubert Litchfield was a noted personage. He was author of works relating to travel and adventure and was, quite significantly, a collector of fine and important books and manuscripts. His collection was sold by Sotheby's (Parke-Bernet) in December 1951. These volumes, with Mr. Litchfield's bookplates were sold in that sale. Both his signatures and armorial bookplates are within. The books have been privately owned for many years prior to their offering here.

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        JANE AUSTEN THE NOVELS

      Published in 1904, this is a nice early set of the Novels of Jane Austen along with the Memoir by her Nephew, in six volumes, bound in old red cloth with leather spine title labels, top edges gilded, internally illustrated with the engraved frontispieces originally used in the early Bentley editions, along with an engraved portrait of the author, foxing to endpapers, a few minor marks within else contents to all volumes generally nice and clean, the cloth covers have some signs of wear, spines sunned with some noticeable lightened making to the boards, some repaired splits to cloth along spine edges else in good general condition

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        THE EVIL THAT MEN DO .

      Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, London 1904 - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-367 [368: blank], four inserted plates with illustrations by Harold Piffard, original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown, light green and gold. First edition, first issue (black cloth). A presentation copy with inscription by Shiel to K. Price "from the author" dated 1904 on the front free endpaper. ". one of the world's great if still undiscovered romantic mysteries." - Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), pp. 142-43. Hubin (1994), p. 737. A clean, bright, nearly fine copy. A desirable copy of a scarce book rarely found in decent condition. (#154939) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        La Via Appia dalla Porta Capena al grande Sepolcro dei Messala e Cotta al VI miglio (Casal Rotondo). Descritta e corredata di numerose tavole e piante secondo gli studi e i rilievi dei più insigni archeologi ..

      Cooperativa Poligrafica Editrice, 1904. oblungo 17x24 cm

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        The Golden Treasury; Second Series

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1904. 12mo. Superb intricate and finely tooled binding by RAMAGE on full olive green crushed morocco with central wheel pattern with spokes ending in stylized blossoms, florets and stipples covering nearly the entire surface of the book, both covers and spine. Large inner dentelles with different gilt stippled and wave pattern, beige silk moire endpapers and doublures, all edges gilt. Margins of spine slightly rubbed, else fine. A magnificent and surely representative Ramage binding.

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        Trade with the Muscat region. - Board of Trade. - Commercial Intelligence Committee. - Report on the condition and prospects of British trade in Oman, Bahrein, and Arab ports in the Persian Gulf. By H. W. Maclean, Special Commissioner of the Commercial Intelligence Committee of the Board of Trade. Presented to Parliament by command of His Majesty. [Cd. 2281]. London, printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1904.

      1904. Folio. 10 pp. Loosely sewn as issued. Contains reports on the condition and prospects of British trade in Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and the "Pirate Coast" - specifically, the ports of Sharjah, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, now parts of the United Arab Emirates. The information covers climate, import and export statistics (including pearls and horses), coinage, weights, freight, and the course of trade. With a final chapter on "questions affecting the [...] Gulf regions generally", expanding on problems of the growing international trade in the region and ways to solve existing impediments to the same. - Title and final page of text dust-soiled; slight edge defects; a few old cataloguing reference numbers in the top right-hand corner of the title. Internally clean copy of a scarce publication. Macro 1505. Wilson p. 133.

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        Tale of Peter Rabbit

      1904. American Printing of 'Peter Rabbit'In the Original Dust JacketPOTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Altemus' Wee Books for Wee Folks. Thirty-one Illustrations. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1904. First Edition Printed in America, second format (printed ca. 1905).Sixteenmo (5 7/16 x 4 inches; 138 x 103 mm.). [3]-127, [3, blank] pp., including thirty-one color plates after the designs by Potter, and Peter Rabbit vignette on half-title. Text printed in black.Publisher's medium green cloth, cover stamped pictorially in black, white, blue, and red, spine and front cover lettered in red. Pictorial end-papers printed in orange, not of Potter's design. Original beige dust jacket, printed in green, red and yellow, with Altemus advertisement on back panel, Peter Rabbit picture and lettering on front, and "Altemus' Wee Books Peter Rabbit No. 3" lettered on spine. Jacket very slightly chipped at spine extremities, with minimal loss. With a Christmas, 1907 ink inscription on blank verso of frontispiece. A wonderful copy of this juvenile classic in the rare pictorial dust jacket. We presume our copy to have been published in 1905 as the last title listed on the rear panel of the dust jacket is "Who Killed Cock Robin" which was published in 1905."When Frederick Warne first published Peter Rabbit in London [in 1902], they sent a few copies to their firm in New York where, due to a misunderstanding, they were unfortunately sold before copyright was properly obtained. And for that reason the copyright for the book remains to this day in 'public domain' in the United States" (Quinby, p. 18). Altemus was the first to take advantage of this situation, copying the text and illustrations from Warne and issuing in 1904 not only the first pirated edition, but also the first edition printed in America. This edition was reprinted for several years without changing the "1904" date on the title-page. "Aletemus published Peter Rabbit in three different formats, The first format which is the rarest was published only in 1904" This little book had a gray cloth over floral boards, front cover with an oval color illustration of Peter Rabbit pasted-on. "By the end of 1904, Altemus had begun publishing the second format of the Wee Books for Wee Folks Series. Initially the book had a green cover? The inside of the book was identical to the first edition book. Between 1908-1912, Altemus published Peter Rabbit with a whitish/beige designed cover. This latter book dropped the decorated end papers. The illustrations are the same for the first three books. These books also have the curious set up such that there is a picture opposite of each page of text and then two blank pages. By 1917 a third format of the second edition was published. This blue book dropped the blank pages and the illustrations are different from preceding volumes. This book and all that followed it had 63 pages. The previous books had 123 pages." (www.henryaltemus.com).Quinby 2c; Linder, p. 109; V&A 1640 (Beatrix Potter's own copy).

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        Autograph letter signed ("WOstwald"). Leipzig, 11. XI. 1904.

      1904. Large 4to. 1 p. To an unidentified recipient, saying that he would be honoured to speak before his Viennese colleagues, but pointing out that his tight travel schedule will give him very little leeway. - On headed paper; slight edge damage.

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        L'Assistance à Paris. Ses bienfaiteurs et sa fortune immobilière.

      Paris, 1904 ; 2 vol. grand in-8, reliures de l'époque demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, coq doré en queue. Ouvrage très peu commun, extrêmement documenté. Il fournit sur plusieurs centaines de pages les noms des philanthropes de Paris, leurs fonctions, leurs testaments, les biens des fondations de charité, leurs rentes, etc.Marque dorée sur les dos et ex-libris gravé d'Arthur Meyer, bibliophile directeur du journal le Gaulois. Les volumes ne figurent pas au catalogue de sa vente (1924), composé seulement de précieux anciens et de beaux livres de littérature.- Quelques frottements aux dos.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Gründelwald, 30. XII. 1904. - 6 ½ SS. auf 2 Doppelbll. 8vo. An einen Kollegen: "Vous devez avec raison être mécontent de moi. Je vous demande mille pardons de n'avoir pas encore répondu aux très aimables envois que vous m'avez faits. Votre article est très beau il m'a fait très grand plaisir, cette étude, que vous avez faite sur l'ensemble de mes &#156;uvres, m'a moi- même intéressé et mes tableaux sont admirablement décrits. - Je l'ai donné à lire à d'autres personnes auxquelles il a paru extrémaux instructif. A mon avis, vous commettez une seule erreur à l'endroit de parallélisme. Si la chose n'est pas nouvelle, ça effet, dans la nature, c'est un élément constant comme la diversité, le façon de la présenter est nouvelle. Chez Puvis de Chavannes c'était chose accidentelle, sauf une fois, dans un tableaux qui repesente la Justice et si je ne me trompe il se trouve à New York [ ]. L'année, si bien commencé à Vienne, continué à être favorable pour moi [ ]". - Der Schweizer gilt als einer der wichtigsten Überwinder der naturalistischen Historienmalerei und bedeutender Alpenschilderer.

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        Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

      Edward Arnold, 1904. 1st edition. Hardcover, oatmeal-coloured buckram, with yapp edges, in near fine condition, spine not browned as is often the case. Internally, the pages and the four plates are clean bar an occasional light spot, name on fep, the tissue guard over the frontispiece intact, publisher's catalogue at rear. The author's first volume of eight ghost stories contains the classic tale 'Oh Whistle, And I'll Come To You, My Lad', and James hoped that all the stories in the book might make the reader feel 'pleasantly uncomfortable when walking along a solitary road at nightfall'. By general consent he achieved exactly that, and his influence on the genre of supernatural fiction has never been questioned. This particular copy of his famous book is very nice indeed.

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        THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ.

      The Reilly & Britton Co.,, Chicago: 1904 - A former owner's stamp is on the front end paper and his name and location boldly written in ink with date of 1912. There is very light shelf wear and overall, a tight, bright very good to near fine copy. Extremely hard to find this book in this condition. Illustrated by John R. Neill with 16 full-page color plates including the frontispiece and multiple black-and-whitechapter head, full-page and text drawings.The end papers are also illustrated in with the characters from the Land of Oz. 291 (1) pages. Bound in original red pictorial cloth with design and titles in dark blue, green and silver. The title on the front cover is outlined in silver. The illustrated vignette on the front cover is the tin man and pumpkinhead shaking hands. Spine has black stamped title and a figure with metallic silver embellishments. 1st edition, second state with publication date ("Published, July, 1904") on the copyright page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Binding, Fine- Sterling Lord] Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg

      Campden, Gloucestershire: The Essex House Press, 1904. First edition. Exquisitely bound by Sterling Lord of the Oakwood Binders circa 1907 in full and sumptuous gray-green crushed morocco with stunning central gilt panel with parallel gilt ruling and geometric shapes, stylized vine pattern and vertical lettering, gilt ruling along edges; the gilt ruling is repeated on the rear cover, without embellishments; spine with four raised bands and gilt ruling and stippling. Gilt dentelles, blue powder marbling resembling clouds on endsheets. With gilt pallet on rear dentelle, "The Oakwood Binders." And with printed label affixed on penultimate page form the Oakwood Binders. Three superb woodcut illustrations by Reginald Savage. In original or contemporary folding cloth case. Sterling Lord was the principal pupil of Kinder at Roycroft and later broke off to form the Oakwood Binders.

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        Autograph picture postcard signed. Paris, [1904/05].

      1904. Oblong 8vo. 2 pp. With autogr. address. To Dimitrie Gerota (1867-1939), his former anatomy teacher at the Bucharest School of Fine Arts, communicating his new address "10 Place de la Bourse". - Rather duststained and spotty; torn through the middle and professionally repaired. Exceptionally rare: no autographs by the most famous Romanian sculptor in international auction records of the past decades.

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        Synthetic Philosophy of Herbert Spencer, in 15 volumes plus An Autobiography in 2 volumes -- Westminster Edition, 413 of 1,000 sets (Principles of Biology 2 vols., Principles of Psychology 3 vols., Principles of Sociology in 5 vols., Principles of Ethics in 2 vols., Social Statics, Education, First Principles AND An Autobiography, first edition)

      New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1904. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 15 volume set plus 2 volume set of Spencer's Autobiography. The set with various dates, likely published c. 1904. The Westminster Edition, each volume numbered 413 of 1,000. Hardcover 8vos., uniformly bound in original green cloth with gilt titles, teg. A few volumes with tissue-covered frontis. Very Good overall. Clean contents throughout. Light bumping to the spine ends and corners. A few inner hinges have been neatly strengthened; sound bindings. Page 13 in the Education volume has been repaired and reinserted with tape. The Autobiography Volumes published 1904, First Editions. The same height and cloth color as the set, but lacking the ornate gilt spines. 17 volumes total, comprising all of Spencer's major works. Due to the size of this set extra postage may be required.

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        IN ANIMAL LAND

      WAIN, LOUIS. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. IN ANIMAL LAND with Louis Wain. London: S.W. Partridge, no date [1904]. 4to, 8 x 10 1/4", pictorial boards, edges, and tips worn, fragile paper spine intact but has wear, actually a VG+ copy. There are a host of humanized animals (predominantly cats) with stories or verses by Wain. Featuring fabulous color cover, color frontis and a profusion of great black and white drawings on every page. Bound in is a color pictorial postcard sized ad for Sunlight soap. Quite scarce,

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        Dentelle et guipures

      In8 broché,Rouveyre 1904.513pp avec de nombreuses figures in texto(247). On y joint un catalogue de vente de 24pp et un texte autographe de 17pp relatant des anecdotes pour servir à l'histoire de la dentelle par Auguste Lefebure.

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        Six mois dans l'Himalaya le Karakorum et l'Hindu-kush. Voyages et explorations aux plus hautes montagnes du monde.

      Neuchâtel, W. Sandoz, [1904].In-8 de 363 p., demi-veau rouge, dos lisse orné de filets dorés. Nom de propriétaire inscrit au premier feuillet blanc. Belle condition. Reliure du temps. Illustré de 1 carte et 269 photographies in-texte, et hors-texte: 2 cartes, un panorama, 10 photographies, et un graphique des températures. Cette expédition fut la première tentative d'ascension du K2, dirigée par Oscar Eckenstein, Jacot Guillarmod étant le médecin du groupe des six alpinistes. Aleister Crowley, poète et occultiste anglais, était de l'aventure. Jacot Guillarmod rapportera les premières photographies de cette région de l'Himalaya, alors terra incognita. Ils atteindront l'altitude de 6600m dans d'épouvantables conditions météo (sur un total de 68 jours passés sur le K2, ils n'auront que 8 jours avec une météo correcte). C'était là un temps record passé à cette altitude. Ils n'arriveront pas au sommet. Ce n'est qu'en 1954 que l'expédition italienne dirigée par Ardito Desio gravit les 8611m du K2. Perret, 277. Edition originale.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Hofmannsthal"). R[odaun near Vienna], 11. VI. [1904?].

      1904. 8vo. 4 pp. on double leaf. To the publishing house Wiener Verlag, concerning preliminary negotiations for "Das Märchen der 672 Nacht und andere Erzählungen (Bibliothek moderner deutscher Autoren 2)", a collection of novellas which should be published in 1905 in a run of 500 copies. - On stationery with black border; minor damage to edges; somewhat dusty, and left margin with punched holes (not touching text).

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        Le Faust de Goethe. Traduction de Gérard de Nerval. Préface de M. Frantz-Jourdain. Illustrations inédites de Gaston Jourdain.

      Paris Société de propagation des livres d'art 1904In-4, iv-134 pp. broché, seize héliogravures à pleine page en double état, chemise et étui moderne en toile rouge ; brochage fragile. Edition tirée à 420 exemplaires, celui-ci est un des 40 sur papier Whatman, avec une suite tirée en noir avec la lettre, et une suite tirée en bistre avant la lettre, après 15 sur Japon et 15 sur Chine et avant 350 sur vergé. Bel exemplaire de cette remarquable édition à l'illustration fantastique.photographies et détails à la demande.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Stefan Zweig"). Vienna, 3. III. 1904.

      1904. 8vo. 1 p. To the controversial Viennese publisher Fritz Freund (1879-1950), regarding a collection of Lemonnier short stories which he was anonymously translating in collaboration with Friedrich Fischl. Together with his friend Émile Verhaeren, Zweig endeavoured to promote Lemonnier's work in spite of the fact that his "Homme en amour" had just been banned throughout Germany. In full: "Lieber Herr Freund, ich war heute bei Ihnen vergeblich in Audienz, um die Lem[onnier]-Novelle zu übergeben und Sie nochmals zu warnen einen Übersetzernamen auf's Titelblatt zu setzen. Haben Sie es nötig, dass ein Herr Fischl in Wien herumgeht und sich 'Autor des Wiener Verlag's' nennt. Nein, das haben Sie nicht nötig [...]".

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        Die Liebe der Erika Ewald. Novellen. Berlin, Egon Fleischel, 1904.

      1904. (6), 179, (5) SS. Mit Buchschmuck von Hugo Steiner-Prag. Original-Leinenband der Zeit. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe von Zweigs zweiter selbständiger Veröffentlichung, zugleich seine erste Erzählprosaveröffentlichung überhaupt (nach dem Gedichtband "Silberne Saiten" von 1901). - Hs. Besitzvermerk "Hilde Weiss", stellenweise etwas fleckig, Einband stockfleckig. WG² 7. Klawiter 176.

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        Menschenkenntnis durch Körper-, Lebens-, Seelen- und Gesichts - Ausdruckskunde auf neuen wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen. Fünf Unterrichts - Briefe zur Einführung in die Elementarlehren der Huter'schen Psycho - Physiognomik die Lehre von der natürlichen Offenbarung des organischen Lebens. Als Manuskript herausgegeben und verlegt von Carl Huter. Erste Auflage 1904 - 1905

      - (29,1 x 23 cm); 4°; 74 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 128 Seiten; 116 Seiten; 152 Seiten; 240 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen; privater Halblederband der Zeit mit Lederecken. Erste Auflage Nr. 820 von 2000 Exemplaren. Namensstempel und Datierung auf dem Titelblatt. Zahlreiche handschriftliche Randnotierungen und Anmerkungen in Bleistift von alter Hand. Leder etwas berieben, das grobe Leinen teils angeschmutzt. * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 2100 gr.

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        The Call of the Wild.

      London: Macmillan, 1904. Hardcover Very Good in Very Good DJ 231 pp., sm 8vo. Hardcover in dj; 7th printing in 1st edition dj. Beautifully illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin & Charles Livingston Bull; decorated by Chas. Edw. Hooper. Light sunning, cocking & shaking to spine but binding very sturdy. Faint foxing to textblock fore edge; some scuffing to top edge. Light foxing to rrep & rpd, & light foxing/soiling scattered to some fore edges. Some faint soiling & very light hinge openings scattered to otherwise clean & crisp textblock. Light sunning & several tears (including to front joint) to dj; some tiny white spots to front panel.

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        Traité sur les Eléphants. Leurs soins habituels et leur traitement dans les maladies par le capitaine G.-H. Evans. Traduit de l'anglais par Jules Claine

      Paris Librairie C. Reinwald, Schleicher Frères & Cie, Editeurs 1904In-4 (255 x 175 mm), bradel demi-toile verte, coins, dos lisse, tête verte, non rogné, couverture conservée (reliure d'époque). Quelques illustrations. (quelques menus défauts, mouillure sur la tête). // Quarto (255 x 175 mm), bradel green three-quarter cloth, smooth spine, top edge green, uncut, soft cover preserved (contemporary binding). Some illustrations. (some minor defects, water-stain on top edge).

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        Autograph letter signed. N. p., 11./24. II. 1904.

      1904. 1 p. on bifolium. 8vo. Written in English to the Philadelphia newspaper, "The North American". Nine months have passed since the beginning of the war, and Tolstoy, an advocate of non-violence, was one of the world's leading voices. His opinions were of great interest to his readers, and the present letter is an answer to the newspaper's query: "I am neither for Russia nor Japan, but for laboring people of both, deceived by governments and obliged to fight against their welfare, conscience and religion". - Some damage to edges and foldings.

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        "Das Fischermädchen", "Der erste Schnee" und "Guter Rat". 3 autograph poems. N. p. o. d.

      1904. 12+12+16 lines on 1¾ pp. 8vo. A fair copy manuscript, written in brown ink, formerly owned by the poet's son Friedrich and presented by him as a memento possibly to the publisher Friedrich Cohn in 1904 "Und es klagen ihre Tränen: | Weit der Himmel, tief die See, | Doch noch weiter geht mein Sehnen, | Und noch tiefer ist mein Weh [...]" (from "Das Fischermädchen"). - This exquisitely written leaf was presented by Fontane's youngest son Friedrich (1864-1941) in 1904 apparently to Theodor Friedrich Cohn (1864-1936), a fellow partner in the Berlin publishing house of F. Fontane & Co. Although the date of the present manuscript is uncertain, all three of the present poems were originally written in the 1840s ("Guter Rat": 1849; "Das Fischermädchen": by 1844; "Der erste Schnee": 1841) and published in 1851. The present text of "Das Fischermädchen" and "Der erste Schnee" differs in places from the complete edition: see Theodor Fontane: Sämtliche Werke XX, pp. 7, 15-16).

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