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        Simla: Past and Present.

      Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, 1904.. RARE FIRST EDITION. Large Octavo, pp.xiv, 270 [2]. With 51 b/w illustrated plates including frontispiece (actually facing p.1), and a folding map to prelims. In publisher's brown cloth (formerly green) with b/w stamped illustrations to upper board. Vestiges of stamping to spine. Decorative textured end-papers. Cloth mainly sunned to light brown, especially spine, where titles are no longer visible. Light external wear. Good overall. An extremely rare historical work concerning the Summer Capital of British India (also known as Shimla), produced under the auspices of the then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Catalogus der munten en amuletten van China, Japan, Corea en Annam behoorende tot de Numismatische Verzameling van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen

      Landsdrukkerij & M. Nijhoff, Batavia & 's-Gravenhage 1904 - First edition. Octavo. Softcover. Good: Part of spine cracked and chipped; Light discolouration and wear to front. Library stamps. 227 Pages. Text in Dutch. A very rare and early work on the collection of coins and amulets from China, Japan, Corea and Annam held in the numismatic collection of the Batavian Society for Arts and Sciences. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Agricultural and Pastoral Prospects of South Africa.

      London: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd,, 1904. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine and front cover green. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine faded, spine ends frayed, board edges toned, edge of text block and contents lightly foxed, rear hinge split but holding. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, one of 2,000 copies. Inscribed by Owen Thomas on the front free endpaper, "To Captain Hon. C. J. White, with the author's compliments. Fawley, Henley-on-Thames. 14 Oct. 1904." White (1860?1930) joined the British South Africa Company Police in April 1891, and was appointed commissioner of the Mashonaland Mounted Police (later the Rhodesian Mounted Police) in January 1893; he relinquished his command at the time of the Jameson Raid (1895-6), with some speculation that he was complicit in its planning. Wills notes that "since 1895 White has been connected with several business undertakings in Rhodesia." With White's bookplate to the front pastedown. The book was ghost-written by Rolfe for Colonel Thomas, an adviser to the Rhodes Trustees; the commission resulted in court action by Rolfe for non-payment.

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        La nef

      Stock 1904 - - Stock, Paris 1904, 12,5x19,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine à coins, dos à quatre nerfs orné de guirlandes florales dorées, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier fleuri, filets dorés sur les coupes, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure de l'époque signé de René Kieffer. Envoi autographe daté et signé d'Elémir Bourges à Henri Thuile sur la page de faux-titre intégralement ombrée. Provenance : de la bibliothèque Henri Thuile avec son ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges agréablement établi en reliure signée de l'époque. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on Holland paper, the only major paper. Binding half morocco blue at corners, back with four nerves decorated with gilded floral garlands, gold tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of flowered paper, nets gilded on the cuts, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head on witnesses, contemporary binding signed René Kieffer. autograph dedication of the author autograph signed and dated by Elemir Bourges Henry Thuile on the half-title page that is shaded. Nice copy wide-margined established pleasantly binding signed at the time. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Japan. An Attempt at Interpretation.

      New York: The Macmillan Co. / London: Macmillan & Co.,Ltd., 1904 - First edition, first issue. v,541pp.+ad.(2pp.) With d.w.sl.chipped at corners. Light brown cloth, sl.rubbed at corners. Gilt title and a motif to front board and spine. t.e.g. A colored frontis. Ink notation to front flyleaf (S.W.B - D.L.J Jan. 4, 1906). Bottom & fore edges light foxing. 20.2x14cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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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, third format (printed ca. 1908).Sixteenmo (5 3/8 x 4 inches; 136 x 102 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 blue.Publisher's pale green cloth, cover stamped pictorially in black, yellow, blue, and red, spine and front cover lettered in red. Plain end papers. Original beige dust jacket, printed in black, red and green, with Peter Rabbit image on front panel, "Altemus' Wee Books Peter Rabbit No. 3" on spine and rear panel with Altemus advertisement "Atemus' Illustrated Wee Books for Wee Folks" listing six titles, the last being "The Robber Kitten". Jacket very slightly chipped at spine extremities, with minimal loss. An excellent example of an early American printing of Peter Rabbit."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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        PUSS IN BOOTS.. Stump Books for Children.

      London, Anthony Treherne & Co.; New York, H.B. Claflin Co., 1904.FIRST EDITION 1904, oblong format miniature book, approximately 44 x 152 mm, 1¾ x 6 inches (cover size), buff cloth illustrated in colour, red lettered, top edges red, no pagination (33 thick leaves printed 1 side only). Small bone closure on thin strip of cloth tucks into tiny loop on upper cover. Black and white title illustration and 16 wonderful colour plates each facing page of prose text. Final plate is rear pastedown, front pastedown is blank. A couple of tiny pale marks to lower cover, no inscriptions, a few inner joints cracked and expertly reglued, binding tight and firm, contents very nice. A crisp clean near Fine copy of scarce Wain miniature. I location only in UK. 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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        Philips Handy-Volume Atlas of London. Fourth edition, revised & enlarged. With directory & complete Index.

      George Philip Son London 1904 Mit 37 losen Seiten ( Content and directory ), 1 farbig lithographierte *Index Map for the 55 Sections* ( of London ) und 64 ( recte 65 - Karte 57 + Kartenblatt 57a ) lose inliegenden farbig lithographierten ausfaltbaren Teil-Plänen Londons ( so vollständig / complete edition ). Hieran anschließend 48 lose Blätter Index. Die einzelnen farbigen Kartenblätter im Format ( Bildmaß ) 15,5 x 19,5 cm, herausgegeben durch das London Geographical Institute. In goldgeprägtem Oln mit marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 18 x 11 cm ). Innen auf dem vorderen Buchdeckel und verso vom Titelblatt 2 schwarz-weiße Grundrisse: St. Paul`s Cathedral und Westminster Abbey. Der Einband gering fleckig, leicht lichtrandig, etwas berieben, Buchblock gebrochen, Bindung defekt: Sämtliche Seiten und Pläne sind lose und einzeln entnehmbar. Innen ein alter Besitzstempel auf dem Vorsatz, wenige Seiten oder Blätter minimal fleckig. Insgesamt guter und dekorativer Zustand. - vollständig außerordentlich selten - ( Gewicht 550 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung tlas, London, Philip, Philips, Lithograph, Plan, Map, Google, Atlanten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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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)

      D. Appleton and Co, New York 1904 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Longfellow's Works, 11 volumes, fine binding

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904. Hardcover. Fine. C. 1904, 11 volumes, 8vo, bound in half midnight blue morocco gilt and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt decorations to spine compartments. A lovely just about fine set, with hardly any wear at all, and none of the usual mellowing of the spine color; they are uniformly midnight blue on covers and spine. Joints crisp, gilt bright. Great set! Contains poems, Hyperion, Dante, etc.

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        The Nebuly Coat

      Edward Arnold, 1904. Hardcover. Good. 1904. Sixth Impression. 372 pages. No dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with black lettering. Pages remain reasonably bright with moderate foxing to text block edge and the endpapers, light cracking to hinges causing boards to be a little limp. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and moderate foxing to the boards. Spine is tanned with light shelf wear and lean.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        The Complete Writings Of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co, 1904. EDITION DE LUXE. 11 vols., 8-7/8" x 6-1/4", limited to 750 numbered copies of which this is #14, illustrated, hand colored frontis in each volume. Bound in fine full teal morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers ruled and paneled in gilt, gilt dentelles, blue morocco doublures, teal/green water silk endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut, bound by the Riverside Press, spines ever so slightly sunned, worm hole to gutter of last page in vol. 1 with remnants of an old paper label removed, otherwise A FINE SET, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine.

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        Eighteenth Century Artists and Engravers: William Ward, A. R. A., James Ward, R. A., Their Lives and Works.

      Two volumes: I. Portfolio of 40 engravings by W. and J. Ward, comprised of 21 mezzotints and 19 colored stipple engravings, after drawings by the Wards or paintings by British artists incl. J. Hoppner, Reynolds, G. Morland et al., chiefly portraits of young women (some allegorical), with captioned guard sheets; II. 333 pp. accompanying text, containing biographical information, descriptive catalogues of engravings, and lists of exhibitions, indices, illus. throughout with reproductions after works by both artists. Portfolio: plates overall very good, occasional smudges, fore and bottom edges deckled, numbered in pencil at lower right, some guards a bit faded with a few small closed tears. Portfolio vol. lg. folio, text vol. lg. 8vo. Portfolio vol. full morocco, gilt tooled spine with six raised bands, gilt tooled decorative board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., expertly restored; text vol. cloth with gilt-stamped frontispiece. London (Macmillan) 1904. Ex-libris John Pierpont Morgan, small armorial plate on front pastedown of portfolio only.

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        Maître du monde - Un drame en Livonie

      First edition 8vo adorned with illustrations by George Roux and Benett, 12 engravings chromotypography and a color map.Cardboard Hetzel publisher "golden globe" in full red calico signed Engel, first signed Blanchelant polychrome dish, second board type "i" as indicated by JAUZAC back to the lighthouse, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt.Back a little cleared up, a white trace on the second course, some very tiny friction on the plate, rubbed a corner and original blue guards slightly insolated on the sidelines, as usual. Hetzel Paris 1904 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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        Samuel Taylor. Angler and Stenographer

      N.p. [Boston?]: Published by the Willis-Byrom Club for Its Members Only, 1904. No. 32 of 61 printed, signed by 5 of the members. Illustrated, and with facsimile booklet inserted into volume II. 2 vols. 4to. Original paper boards, printed paper labels on upper covers. Near fine in original box (broken). No. 32 of 61 printed, signed by 5 of the members. Illustrated, and with facsimile booklet inserted into volume II. 2 vols. 4to. ONE OF 61 SIGNED.

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        The Writings of John Burroughs. FIFTEEN VOLUMES.

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston 1904 - Beautifully bouind in half-morocco and marnled boards, t.e.g. The Riverby Edition. SIGNED BY JOHN BURROUGHS in Volume I. Spines gilt with an Art Nouveau design of intertwined vines and three-leaved shamrocks. Spines sunned, and some rubbing to extremities, else e afine set. The set originally consisted of 23 volumes. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Where Flies the Flag.

      London: Collins' Clear-Type Press, [1904] - Octavo. Original pictorial blue pictorial cloth decorated in dark blue black, drab and gilt, lettered in red on a gilt cartouche on the spine, and lettered in gilt in similar style lettering to the front cover, dark red endpapers. Spine rolled, corners lightly rubbed, light wear to extremities, occasional spotting, small label to front pastedown. With 6 coloured plates by Arthur Rackham. First edition, first printing. A very uncommon Rackham title. Not in Latimore & Haskell. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        L'Oeuvre de Puig Cadafalch, Architecte: 1896-1904. Architecture, Décoration, Mobilier, Serrurerie, Carrelages, &., &.

      1904. Puig Cadafalch. The first substantial monograph on the work of the Catalan architect, artist, and noted scholar active around the turn of the 20th century, edited by M. Parera and published in conjunction with the 6th International Congress of Architecture held in Madrid, encompassing his architecture, interiors, decoration, and metal- and tile work in Barcelona and its environs, with illustrations on 128 plates, some in fine color, showing preparatory designs, sections, elevations, plans, and details, and views of exteriors and interiors after photographs, pages embossed with seal, accompanied by brief introductory text. Sm. oblong 4to. Leaves loose in original stiff wrpps. portfolio, professionally restored. Barcelona (M. Parera) 1904.

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        A Bibliography of the Books Issued by Hacon & Ricketts [1896-1903].

      Issued privately by Charles Ricketts 1904 - [ONE OF 250 COPIES] printed in black and red with the Vale, Avon & King's types on handmade paper, the title-page with a wood-engraving and a large vinicultural border, the first page of text with a similar border and a large initial letter, all designed by Charles Ricketts, some light foxing throughout with the occasional pencil check to margin, small pen-mark to dedication page, pp.[i]+xli, crown 8vo, original quarter linen and blue boards, printed label to upper board and backstrip with the latter a little darkened and chipped, a little wear to corners, edges untrimmed and browned, endpapers spotted, good. Laid in are two post-cards with pencilled notes by Charles Home McCall: one states simply, 'First Edition'; the other, signed at foot, discusses in some bibliographic detail the printing of a Whistler catalogue in terms that convey the artist's refusal to compromise as well as the detailed nature of the printer's work. A note in red ink at the head, by McCall's son Robin, clarifies that the below does not refer to the only catalogue of Whistler's that he has been able to trace to the Ballantyne Press, that being posthumous - further research clarifies that it refers to the catalogue for 'Nocturnes, marines, & chevalet pieces', for which it is interesting to have this bibliographic note (however, the disappearance of the copy to which the note originally belonged further compounds its scarcity). An interesting copy of the work where Ricketts concludes his introduction by acknowledging the 'untiring energy and intelligent sympathy' of McCall and his father (p. xvii), with the insertions indicating its provenance. (Watry B46)

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        The Adventure of the Three Students

      Strand Magazine, 1904 The separate issue of the Strand Magazine, in very good condition in original wrappers, with most of the spine intact. Contains the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Three Students. June, 1904 issue. The single loose issues of the Strand magazine, which contain the first appearances of the Sherlock Holmes stories, are much less common than the bound volumes. And the later issues from the 1900's are less common than the earlier ones from the 1800's.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Life-story of the child evangelist Lonnie Lawrence Dennis, written by himself

      "The Christian Herald' [1904], London - 100p., photographic frontispiece portrait of Dennis (full-length) and title page a second steel-engraved portrait, further illus. within (including himself with father and mother), 5x7.25 inches, boards with gilt title and author's long-haired portrait, corners mildly worn, closed tear to page 29; light handling wear and soil. Dennis, born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a French / Native American father and an African American / Native American mother, very early became a child evanglist preaching to African American audiences in Georgia. He later decided to pass as white, went to Phillips Exeter Academy and then Harvard, served in the military and became a diplomat serving most notably in Nicaragua. In the 1930s Dennis became the leading American intellectual supporting fascism, to the point that he was tried for subversion in 1944 for his fascist views (the indictment was dismissed after the death of the trial's Judge) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London: MacMillan and Company, 1904. Leather_bound. Five volumes. Small Octavo. The Works of Jane Austen. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Bound in three quarter marbled levant morocco by Bayntun Binders, top edge gilt, raised bands, decorative gilt panels. Very good.

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        HISTORY OF THE DELHI CORONATION DURBAR HELD ON THE FIRST OF JANUARY 1903 TO CELEBRATE THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII EMPEROR OF INDIA. Compiled from official papers by order of the Viceroy and Governor General of India

      John Murray, London 1904 - Plan of the Amphitheatre, plate illustrating the Durbar medal, folding panorama of the Durbar [equivalent to 4 pages], large folding seating plan, large folding coloured plan of the camps, 30 full page photogravure portraits by Walker & Cockerell after various photographers, 18 full page half tone illustrations form photographs, xiv, 347pp. All plates etc fully collated and correct, all photogravures retain their original tissue guards. Original red cloth gilt, top edges gilt, spine very faded and worn at the head, boards with royal arms etc in gilt rather brighter than usual, hinges sound [it is a very over-heavy book which needs careful handling], internally excellent. with just a few pencil remarks by the original owner. Interesting presentation inscription on a part printed slip pasted to the front free endpaper "Sent by Order of the Government of India to Mr H Groves, Chief Engineer (Retired] Public works Department, August 1904". A good large group photograph is pasted to the front pastedown -presumably including H Groves but we cannot identify the sitters.This work is the most comprehensive contemporary record and far superior to modern reprints because of the quality of the illustrations, particularly the photogravures, which are printed on heavier paper. The portraits are not the most obvious subjects and include interesting representatives from distant areas [Kalat, the Shan States, Nepal, etc]. as well as the expected Indian rulers and very high British officials. A particularly nice association copy and in the best overall condition we have seen in the last five years. This book is not easily found in good condition: its great weight often leads to its being badly shaken, the binding cloth is not the strongest, and the photogravure plates and panorama have often fallen victim to removal. Size: Folio [13 x 10.5ins] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Brethren

      London: Cassell, 1904 - First Edition. Tipped into this copy is a one page holograph letter of Haggard regarding movie scenarios, ".I have been amusing myself during the absence of newspapers in reading a tale of mine (I confess with a great deal of pleasure) which I had almost forgotten - The Brehren. What a picture play that would make - only I fear no one could do it adequately." Signed in full, dated 28 December 1920. Hinges cracked a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Napoleon

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1904?7. A History of the Art of War, from the Beginning of the French Revolution to the End of the Eighteenth Century, with a Detailed Account of the Wars of the French Revolution ? [and] the Napoleonic Wars ? to Waterloo. 4 volumes octavo. Original plum diapered cloth, title gilt to the spines, top edges gilt, the others uncut. Photogravure portrait frontispiece to each, profusely illustrated throughout. numerous maps to the text, many of these full-page or folding. A little rubbed and soiled, whitening at the head and tail of the spines, occasional scuffs to the boards, light browning throughout, as usual, hinges slightly loose as often, front hinge of volume II, neatly repaired, overall a very good set. First edition, presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author in the first three volumes to his cousin, the orientalist Alice Getty, author of The Gods of Northern Buddhism (1914). In the first, "Miss Alice E. Getty with the cousinly greetings of the Author, Xmas 1905", in the second, "Miss Alice Getty with the warm regards of the Author, May 1904", and in the third, charmingly, "To my much-travelled Cousin Alicia, these memoirs of a Man, who however Great, never went to Pekin, the author, Xmas 1907". Dodge's monumental history in his "Great Captains" series is distinctly uncommon signed or inscribed.

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        Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet

      John Murray 1904 - Expanded edition. Bound in publisher's decorated red cloth. Gold lettering with gold and blue Tibetan symbol on front. xvi, 368 p. 41 illustrations and maps. Large color map of Tibet at rear. NOT Ex-libris. Sarat Chandra Das (1849-1917) was a Bengali scholar of Tibet. Das has been described as "a traveler, explorer.linguist, a lexicographer, an ethnographer and an eminent Tibetologist." Das was also a British spy. Born in Chittagong, Das trained as an engineer in Calcutta. He became headmaster of the Bhutia Boarding School in Darjeeling. Bhutia was a school for Sikkimese and Tibetan boys, many of who would be trained to fill a special place in the British colonial regime, the role of a Pundit. Das became a "pundit" (and an instructor at the school) for British intelligence. Pundits acted as a network of British-trained operatives who were tasked to make inroads in the foreboding inner regions of Asia where white embassies could not gain entry. Tibet and other inland areas were increasingly gaining attention from competing British, Russian and Chinese economic and strategic interests. Derek Waller speculates that the character of Huree Chunder Mookerjee in Kipling's Kim was based on Das, p.193. As a teacher, Das learned Tibetan to speak with his students. He read the limited books on the region available, notably of Bogle (1773-5) and Manning's travels (1811) to Tibet. Manning and Bogle were the last successful British explorations of Tibet, a nation who steadfastly resisted western intrusion. Das's language ability secured him entry with his colleague, Lama Ugyen Gyasto, to Tashilhunpo monastery in 1879, as the Prime Minister wished to learn Hindi from him. In 1881, Das returned to Tashilhunpo and made his way to Lhasa, Sakya, and the Tsangpo River. There he met with Thupten Gyatso, the 13th Dalai Lama (d. 1933) and returned to Darjeeling with a Yak loaded with over 200 Tibetan manuscripts. After Das was revealed to be a British agent, Tibetan authorities increased restrictions on travelers and the Minister who had sponsored his entry was put to death. What makes Das's expedition so interesting is that he successfully brought back a wealth of information on an unknown land to the larger world. The Tibet that Das glimpsed is now gone, with the passage of history and destructive forces of modernity and Chinese domination. This book compiles the story of Das's journey, his reports, photographs, diagrams, ethnographic observations, etc of a lost Tibet. Das went on to become an important Tibetan scholar and author an extensive multi-volume dictionary. The British would not successfully return to Tibet until 1903-4, with Colonel Francis Edward Younghusband's exhibition (invasion and massacre of ~5000 Tibetans). (Significantly, Younghusband was the President of the Royal Geographical Society, which notably published the 1902 edition of Das's book. An interesting, and dark connection to Das's legacy.) Ref: Derek Waller's The Pundits: British Exploration of Tibet and Central Asia. University Press of Kentucky, 1990, pp. 193-209. Also, Samanth Subramanian's superb piece in the New York Times Magazine, March 20, 2016, p. MM61. Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia, Kodansha, 1992. Yakushi D55, Yakushi D356. Marshall 1459 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life-story of the child evangelist Lonnie Lawrence Dennis, written by himself

      London: The Christian Herald', [1904]. 100p., photographic frontispiece portrait of Dennis (full-length) and title page a second steel-engraved portrait, further illus. within (including himself with father and mother), 5x7.25 inches, boards with gilt title and author's long-haired portrait, corners mildly worn, closed tear to page 29; light handling wear and soil. Dennis, born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a French / Native American father and an African American / Native American mother, very early became a child evanglist preaching to African American audiences in Georgia. He later decided to pass as white, went to Phillips Exeter Academy and then Harvard, served in the military and became a diplomat serving most notably in Nicaragua. In the 1930s Dennis became the leading American intellectual supporting fascism, to the point that he was tried for subversion in 1944 for his fascist views (the indictment was dismissed after the death of the trial's Judge)

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        The Story of a Troll-Hunt

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1904. 1st Edition . Good. 8.75 x 11.25 inches (22 x 28.5 cm). Quarter vellum with grey paper covered boards. Darkening and slight wear to spine, a few marks to boards. Title page and memorial page have been neatly excised otherwise a very good copy. Slight bubbling to pastedown endpapers, toning and foxing to free endpapers, some light foxing to half title and last two pages of text. Privately printed by M.R. James as a memorial to his close friend James McBryde, illustrator of James' Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. 'Fantasy fiction about the search for, and capture of, a troll in Denmark and the bringing of it back to England. The protagonists are W.J. Stone, M.R. James and the author, and the tale was inspired by their actual journeys to Denmark.' Locke: A Spectrum of Fantasy p145. The scarce first edition, one of a small print run generally estimated at 100 copies. Overall condition is Good. Hardback. Printed pages: 38

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        Nostromo. A Tale of the Seaboard.

      London andNew York. Harper and Brothers. 1904.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. thick 12mo, 18cm, The FirstEdition, 480p., original blue cloth, light blue stamped titles &decoration on front cover, gilt spine titles, some slight foxing towardsthe front margins on the preliminaries and less on the edges, someslight wear on the binding edges, produced on somewhat pulpy paper, verygood sound copy. (cgc) Provenance: Sold by Blackwell's, as noted on thefront endpaper to collector Hugh Whitney Morrison, 18 June 1969. TheBlackwell price was ?7.10.6. Purchased by David Mason Books, with hisnotation on the free fly, it was later sold to an Ottawa Collector. Smith pp34-36. The first book edition, first issue with all points. Page187 misnumbered as "871"; last page correctly numbered 480; Spine withtitle, author and publisher's name stamped in gilt. Etc. "Nostromo"first appeared serialized in "T.P.'s Weekly" in 1904. - In 1998, theModern Library ranked Nostromo 47th on its list of the 100 bestEnglish-language novels of the 20th century. F. Scott Fitzgerald said,"I'd rather have written Nostromo than any other novel." It is oftenregarded as Conrad's best novel. .

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        The Works.

      New York: J. F. Taylor and Company., , 1904. With an introduction by Wilbur L. Cross. 12 volumes, octavo. Red half morocco, marbled sides, titles and designs to spine gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Black and white engravings throughout by various artists. Occasional spotting to pages, spines with toning, a few volumes with fading to spines, moderate wear to extremities, mild spotting to boards, corners lightly bumped, a very good set. The York Edition, limited to 250 sets, this set is numbered 14.

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon 6.Auflage, 23 Bände, 1904-1912, Eierstab

      Bibliographisches Institut 1904-1912, Leipzig und Wien - Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Sechste gänzlich neubearbeitete & vermehrte Auflage. Eierstabausgabe. 23 Bände, Grundlexikon, Ergänzungsband & zwei Jahres-Supplemente (Band 1-23). Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1904-1912 (Neuer Abdruck). Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Ornamentband am oberen & unteren Kapital. Wie auch den ersten acht Originalbildern zu entnehmen, hervorragend erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Rückenansicht überaus harmonisch; kräftige Goldornamente sowie faktisch keine der sonst bei dieser Einbandvariante sehr häufigen Aufhellungen (d.h. Rückenleder noch im originalen Schwarzton). Der Buchschnitt ist sehr schön erhalten. Ebenfalls die Buchdeckel, hier lediglich vereinzelt ein Fleck, drei Deckel mit einem Kratzer. Leder- & Leineneinband nur gering berieben, einschließlich der Kanten. Zwei Außengelenke mit kleinem Einriss, zwei Rückenkanten mit einem winzigen Einriss bzw. einer kleinen Fehlstelle. Innen hell, Seiten fest eingebunden. Kein unangenehmer Geruch, lose oder fehlende Seiten. Die Grafiken beeindrucken durch ihren Glanz & ihre Farbbrillanz; bei drei Tafeln ist eine kleine Stelle beschädigt. Keine Fleckigkeit (von einigen wenigen Flecken in Band 2 & den beiden Supplementbänden abgesehen). 57500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maître du monde - Un drame en Livonie

      First edition 8vo adorned with illustrations by George Roux and Benett, 12 engravings chromotypography and a color map.Cardboard Hetzel publisher "golden globe" in full red calico signed Engel, first signed Blanchelant polychrome dish, second board type "i" as indicated by JAUZAC back to the lighthouse, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt. Hetzel Paris 1904 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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        The Alps

      London: A & C Black, 1904. Copyright date1904, first edition, First printing of approx. 3,000 copies. Illustrated through out with beautiful color prints by A. D. McCormick Turcquise cloth over boards with pictorial front and spine, with gilt lettering and designs. With gilt top. No tears or bent pages nor any writing. Shelf wear the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate. NO DUST JACKET. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by A. D. McCormick. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible.

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        A Shooting Trip to Kamchatka

      London England: Rowland Ward, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 302 pp, 113 illustrations, 5 photogravures, 2 folding colored maps of which one is a folding pullout map in rear pocket. Original zebra endpapers. The last (of three) books authored by the noted Central Asian sheep hunter. Deals with bears and Snow Sheep on the Russian Kamchatkan Peninsula. Now that Ovis Nivicola is open to sport hunters, this book is even more in demand. An incredibly nice, FINE! collector condition copy of this rare book. Original gilt cloth, beveled boards.

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        The Oil Fields of Russia and The Russian Petroleum Industry. A Practical Handbook on the Exploration, Exploitation, and Management of Russian Oil Properties. Including Notes on the Origin of Petroleum in Russia. A description of the Theory and Practice of Liquid Fuel and a Translation of the Rules and Regulations Concerning Russian Oil Properties

      London: Crosby, Lockwood and Sons, 1904. First edition. Large 8vo. xviii, 504, iv pp. plus 1 ff. order form. Publisher's black buckram, gilt lettered to the spine and upper board. Frontispiece and 96 illustrations, including one folding map in a pocket to the rear pastedown and 7 plates, plus 31 tables. A few mild scuffs to the lower board, a very good copy. Scarce, with just five copies showing on Copac.

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        Romney. A Biographical and Critical essay with a Catalogue Raisonne of his works.

      London: Thos. Agnew & Sons 1904 - 2 volume set, 13 inches tall. Handsomely bound for Hatchards with gilt raised bands, panels and top edge. One of 350 copies. Illustrated throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        William Tell told Again. With Illustrations in Colour by Philip Dadd described in Verse by John W. Houghton. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE FIRST ISSUE

      A&C Black, 1904 - 8vo., First Edition, First Issue, with coloured frontispiece, title in red and black, and 15 coloured plates (all original captioned tissue guards present),free endpapers lightly browned; pictorial tan cloth, uppere board blocked in green and yellow and lettered in black, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, a remarkably bright, clean copy. With 2pp publishers' catalogue at end. The first issue, without publisher's address on title. One of the Master's earliest works, written in his 'school' period between The Gold Bat and The Head of Kay's, and long predating the hallowed fields of Wooster, Jeeves, Mulliner and Blandings. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Jasen 5; McIlvaine A5a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of a Troll-Hunt

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1904. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 8.75 x 11.25 inches (22 x 28.5 cm). Quarter vellum with grey paper covered boards. Darkening and slight wear to spine, front board has some light marking and rubbing and is slightly bowed. Slight bubbling to pastedown endpapers, toning and foxing to free endpapers, a few occasional spots of foxing to text. Privately printed by M.R. James as a memorial to his close friend James McBryde, illustrator of James' Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. 'Fantasy fiction about the search for, and capture of, a troll in Denmark and the bringing of it back to England. The protagonists are W.J. Stone, M.R. James and the author, and the tale was inspired by their actual journeys to Denmark.' Locke: A Spectrum of Fantasy p145. The scarce first edition, one of a small print run generally estimated at 100 copies. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. Hardback. Printed pages: 38

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        Autograph letter signed ("WOstwald").

      Leipzig, 11. XI. 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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        Monuments de Cracovie Dessinés par M. et St. Cercha (M. i. St. Cerchów). Texte de Felix Kopera (Feliksa Kopery). 3 Bände.

      Krakau, W.L. Anczyca, 1904. - Mit zahlreichen Textillustrationen und 480 Tafeln mit vielen (wenigen farbigen) Abbildungen. 9 Blätter, 308 Seiten. Folio (ca. 42 x 33,5 cm). Original-Halbleder mit Rückentitel. Umfangreiche Dokumentation vornehmlich von Epitaphen, Grabplatten, Grabmonumenten etc. für Krakauer Bürger, von der Romanik bis Barock und Rokoko. Sie ist damit nicht nur kunsthistorisch, sondern auch kultur-, familien- und stadtgeschichtlich interessant. Haupttexte polnisch, Bildunterschriften polnisch-französisch. - Deckel etwas berieben, angestaubt u. vereinzelt fleckig. Exlibris, Vortitel etwas, sonst kaum braunfleckig. - Comprehensive documentation of epitaphs, tombstones, tomb slabs and monuments etc. for citizens of Krakow (480 plates) from Romanesque to Baroque and Rokoko. Complete set in 3 volumes, published in Krakow. Not only art-historically important but also interesting in respect of cultural, family and town history. With Polish text and Polish-French legends. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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        Under the Hill and Other Essays in Prose and Verse

      

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        Der Wagenkasten und sein Plan, Anleitung zum Planzeichnen und vorteilhaften Arbeiten nach dem Plan. Ein systematisches Hilfsbuch für Wagenfabrikanten, Meister und Gesellen sowie für Handwerker- und Fortbildungsschulen,

      Leipzig, Verlag von Bern. Friedr. Voigt, 1904. zweite durchgesehene und erweiterte Auflage, zwanzig (doppelblattgroßen) Foliotafeln nebst erläuterndem Text, 24 Seiten (Text), 24x28, braunes illustriertes O Ln, ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR DIESES ÄUSSERST SELTENER UND GESUCHTER TITEL, eine Tafel mit wenigen Tintenfleckchen Versand D: 5,00 EUR Mo 33993, Auto. i

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        FOURTEEN LESSONS IN YOGI PHILOSOPHY AND ORIENTAL OCCULTISM

      Chicago, IL: Yoga Publication Society. 1904. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Spine has a 1 inch chip across spine. 1 inch chip to top right front panel. Rare in a dust jacket. ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" .

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        Writings of John Burroughs

      Boston & N.Y: Houghton, Mifflin, 1904. Signed on autograpg page by Burroughs & Publisher, #670 of 750. This limited set was first issued in 14-vols in 1904/1905. (Vol #15 to #23 of the 23 vol set was issued later as printed from 1905 till 1913). Paper spine lables; illus; top edge trimmed, others uncut.** 9 Books still in publisher's wrapper's. No manuscript leaf. COND BOOKS In Pub/Wrappers = AS NEW for Vols. 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9,11,12,13. COND BOOKS = V.G + to Fine. for Vols. 4, 7, 10, 14 (slight to mod sun fade spines) COND BOOK = G + for Vol.1, sun fade spine; about 15 small nicks on spine, not effecting paste down title. ** Some wrappers have tiny rips/tears/small pieces missing. Ref: BAL, vol. I, p446. Weight 29 lbs. Extra Postage Required. Signed by Author. First Ltd Edition.. Hard Back Blue Cloth. Very Good to Fine/Good, VG, Almost Fine . 8vo 8-3/4 x 6.

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        Am Laachersee. [1969/73]. [Original-Ölbild auf Holz / original oil on wood plate].

       Leo Assenmacher, geboren 1904 in Düsseldorf, gestorben 1981 ebenda. Original-Ölbild auf Holz, gerahmt, von Leo Assenmacher signiert (1969), darüber monogrammiert (73). Rückseitig Aufkleber: Mit Adresse von Leo Assenmacher, Titel und Register Nr. 207. Maße Abbildung: 41,5 x 32,0 cm. Rahmen mit Alterungsspuren, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Original oil on wood plate, framed, signed and dated by Leo Assenmacher. Backside label with adress, title an register number of the work. Measure image: 41,5 x 32,0 cm. Frame with light traces of use, otherwise fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Original Ölbild / original oil painting; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

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        Von Zürich durch Sibirien nach China im Jahr1903. Privates Typoscript (hektographiert).

      Shanghai 1904 - 4°, 125 einseitig beschriebene Bl., 24 eingeklebten Orig.-Photographien, Kart., Min berieben, tadell. Vermutlich sind nicht mehr als 5 Exemplaren abgezogen worden. - Henri [Heinrich] I. Burckhardt (vermutlich *1882) wuchs in Schirmensee/Feldbach auf und lebte in Zürich. Aufgrund des Textes muss er wohl im Seidenhandel tätig gewesen sein. In Lyon erhielt er den Ruf nach Shanghai. In diesem Text den er seiner Mutter widmete beschreibt er auf unterhatsame Weise die lang Zugreise von Zürich über Warschau, Moskau bis Port Arthur. Von dort ging es per Schiff «SS Mongolia» nach Shanghai.Die meisten Photographien stammen von Mitreisenden M. Jaquet, Paris. und zeigen Impressionen der Landschaften. 4 Bilder zeigen Shanghai. 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Reisen - AsienChinaNeueingänge - Reisen, Alpinismus [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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