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        A Western Trip

      Herold Press, By the Author, 1904 A very good first edition inscribed by the author. Illustrated with a total of 30 photographs. Full leather with gilt lettering and illustration of cowboy roping on a rearing horse. Some wear on boards. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

      New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Booker T. Washington on the second blank leaf at front in black ink. (Photo frontis of the author with reproduced signature underneath, as well.) 330 pp. Crimson cloth with gilt lettering and top stain. First edition, early printing. Near Fine condition, no jacket. Cloth rubbed along spine, light wear to tips. An uncommon signature from the famous African-American author, educator, speaker, and presidential advisor.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Delegates to the First National Convention of the Socialist Party of the United States of America. Held at Chicago, Illinois May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th and 6th, 1904

      Chicago: Geo. D. Evans, [ca 1904]. An historical image of great importance, capturing all 183 official delegates to the first nation-wide convention of the first nationally influential Marxist political organization in America. Following four years of attempts at unification, beginning in 1897 with Eugene Debs's Social Democracy of America (formed from the remnants of his National Railway Union) and following various factional splits in the Socialist Labor Party and the Social Democratic Party, representatives of the major American socialist organizations succeeded in coalescing at the so-called "Socialist Unity Convention" of 1901, giving birth to the Socialist Party of America. It would be another three years before the Party called its first National Convention, drawing together representatives from 33 states. The meeting, unsurprisingly, proved contentious, revealing tensions between the Party's left and right elements that would remain unresolved until the Communist Party split of 1919. All 183 delegates to the convention are pictured here, along with assorted spouses (and a few children), all identified in the printed legend below the photograph. A significantly rare image. Only one copy located per OCLC (Library of Congress); no history at auction or in the booksellers' catalogs to which we have access. Large-plate albumen photograph, 245mm x 420mm, mounted on printed pasteboard mount, overall dimensions 410mm x 510mm (ca 16"x20"). Group portrait, with each figure numbered in negative; inset portion shows slightly enlarged portraits of nineteen delegates (the Executive Committee?), including Eugene V. Debs at center. Printed portion of mount lists all 212 subjects, keyed to numbers in the photograph. Mount edgeworn, with cracks and a few marginal losses to mount, the largest measuring ca. 1" x 1-1/2"; all losses well away from printed area. Photograph slightly faded and foxed, but still sharp with all figures easily discernible; Very Good.

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        "Aequanimitas with other addresses to medical students, nurses and practitioners of medicine"

      London: H. K. Lewis. 1904. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [8], 389; original maroon cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, t.e.g.; worn and soiled, chips out at spine ends and one ding along the top edge of the upper cover; a good copy of an elusive book. Preceeds the Philadelphia edition of the same year."

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        Le Pays lorrain.

      Paris, Le pays Lorrain, 1904 - 1922; in - 8, Environ 12000 pp, Reliure demi - cuir brun, dos orné à 5 nerfs aux armes de la Lorraine (alérions, chardon, poissons). Les 11 volumes. Les 13 premières années complètes du Pays lorrain. Rare ensemble, difficile à réunir aujourd'hui.

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        WORKS

      The Co-Operative Publication Society, New York/London 1904 - Octavo. In eight volumes superbly bound by McLeod in 3/4 black morocco and tan cloth covered thick boards, matching tan cloth endpapers, raised bands gilt, six compartments lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, ribbon markers, illustrated, includes Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island, The Black Arrow, and others. An exceptionally fine set handsomely bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Mr William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies Facsimile Edition (Plays, Works)

      London: Methuen & Co, 1904. Hard Cover. Very Good. Faithfully reproduced in facsimile from the fourth folio edition of 1685. Folio, 14[1-273]1-328[1-303] pages. Portrait frontis with tissue guard; gray boards, tan cloth spine, with printed paper label; uncut and unopened. Light wear to boards and spine; internally bright and fine.

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        Gold Bat

      Adam and Charles Black, 1904. Hardcover. Good. 1904. 277 pages. No dust jacket. Red pictorial cloth boards with gilt and black lettering. Contains pictorial plates throughout. Pages remain reasonably bright with light foxing to text block edge and inscription to the endpapers. Slight cracking to hinges exposing netting but pages remain tight, noticeable foxing and thumb prints also included. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and markings to the boards. Spine is tanned with moderate shelf wear and light scuffing to the top end.

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        CABBAGES AND KINGS.

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904., New York - First edition. Author's first book. 8vo. Light evidence of bookplate removal from front pastedown sheet, else near fine in unfaded pictorial binding. The author, who was under indictment for bank embezzlement in 1896, fled to Honduras, where he was later jailed, and drew on his experiences there to compose the stories in CABBAGES AND KINGS. "In Coralio - a sultry coastal town in the volatile banana republic of Anchuria - a disparate cast of vagabonds, hucksters, mercenaries, merchants and consuls is busy plotting, scamming, drinking, loving or trying to forget the past. Each has his own tale to tell and his own particular reason for washing up on these tropical shores - and all have a part to play as this masterpiece of twisting narrative begins to unfold." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Heraldisch-Genealogische Blätter für adelige und bürgerliche Geschlechter. Monatsschrift zur Pflege der Heraldik, Genealogie, Sphragistik, Epitaphik, Diplomatik, Numismatik und Kulturgeschichte herausgegeben von Prof. L. Ölenheinz und H. Th. Von Kohlhagen. I. bis VII. Jahrgang. 1904-1910. 7 Bände (komplett).

      Bamberg, Kommissionsverlag und Druck der Handels-Druckerei, 1904. 4°. ca. 1400 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. 1. Auflage. Mit zahlreichen teils farbigen Abbildungen, Beilagen. Band 7 mit auf Vorsatz eingeklebtem Inhaltsverzeichnis. Einbände wenig berieben, Kapitale teils mit kleinen Einrissen, Band 1 mit Einriss in der Außenfalz. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Adel, Adelsgeschichte / history of aristocracy; Ahnenforschung / Genealogie / genealogy; Familiengeschichte / familiy history; Heraldik / heraldry; Kulturgeschichte / culture history; Numismatik / Münzkunde / numismatics; Stammtafel, Stammbaum / pedigree; Wappen, Wappenkunde / coat of arms, heraldry

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS

      - (PARRISH,MAXFIELD) illus. ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS by Edith Wharton. NY: Century, 1904. 4to, gilt pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, except for light corner bump and a very few fox spots on tissue guards, a Fine bright copy. 1st edition. Beautiful cover by Parrish plus 26 stunning full page color and black and whites by him as well. A lovely copy of book that is collected for Wharton's text as well as for the illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        THE EVER NEW HORIZON - Alma-Tadema.

      THE EVER NEW HORIZONStaalgravure vervaardigd door Charles Oliver Murray in 1904 naar het schilderij (Opus CCCLXXV uit 1903) van Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gesigneerd door Alma-Tadema en Murray. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 49 x 38 cm.Vanaf 1880 begint Alma-Tadema aan een reeks schilderijen waarop vrouwen zijn afgebeeld die zich hoog op imposante marmeren terrassen bevinden en uitkijken over een heldere Middellandse Zee.Hoewel er weinig archeologische voorwerpen zijn afgebeeld, lijken ze in een specifieke tijd en plaats te zijn gesitueerd: de Romeinse tijd aan de Golf van Napels.Klassieke bronnen beschrijven deze kustlijn als een populaire vakantie bestemming uit het vroeg Romeinse Rijk. De rijken bouwden luxe villa"s langs de baai op de randen van de klippen.De drie vrouwen op The Ever New Horizon lijken echter minder ontspannen dan de dames op het fameuze The Coign of Vantage [vert.: een gunstig uitkijkpunt] uit 1895. De vrouwen lijken door hun geliefden te zijn verlaten en hopen, uitkijkend over zee, op hun terugkomst.Prijs: € 2.250,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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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.

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        Abraham Lincoln: A History

      

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        FIGURES CONTEMPORAINES tirées de l'ALBUM MARIANI

      Paris, Librairie Henry Floury 1904 - COLLECTIF [Joseph UZANNE pour les notices biographiques] - Gravures sur bois de Henri Brauer, Marius Clément, W. Lenders, A. Prunaire et D. Quesnel. FIGURES CONTEMPORAINES tirées de l'ALBUM MARIANI. Quatre-Vingts Portraits - Biographies - Autographes, soixante-seize gravures à l'eau-forte par A. Lalauze. Causerie préliminaire par Armand Silvestre. Neuvième volume. Augmenté d'une récapitulation générales, divisée par tomes, des personnalités parues dans chacun des neuf volumes actuellement publiés. Paris, Librairie Henry Floury, 1904 1 volume in-4 (28,5 x 19,5 cm env.), broché, de 6 feuillets non chiffrés et 80 notices biographiques (2 pages de texte, 1 feuillet du tirage en noir avec la lettre, avec autographe (et parfois un dessin reproduit) et 1 feuillet de tirage en sanguine, avant la lettre. 160 illustrations au total. A noter que la Reine Amélie du Portugal bénéficie, en plus des deux états gravés sur bois, de deux états à l'eau-forte par Rose Maireau. Idem pour son Altesse Ferdinand Ier, Prince de Bulgarie. Soit 4 eaux-fortes supplémentaires (réservées aux exemplaires de grand luxe uniqement). On trouve broché à la fin 11 pages intitulées "Le Triomphe du Vin Mariani" et "Les propriétés du vin Mariani" (avis médicaux). Exemplaire en excellent état, très frais, brochage partiellement cassé au dos cependant, volume fragile conséquemment à l'épaisseur du papier et à la finesse du papier de couverture au dos. Intérieur superbe. Couvertures en bel état. Bel aspect extérieur, proche du neuf.ÉDITION DE GRAND LUXE. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 25 EXEMPLAIRES DE TÊTE SUR VÉLIN D'ARCHES AVEC SUITE. Le détail du tirage de luxe est le suivant : 25 ex. sur Japon Impérial avec suite ; 25 exemplaires sur papier vélin d'Arches avec suite ; 150 exemplaires sur papier teinté d'Arches. Soit un tirage de grand luxe à seulement 200 exemplaires (bien inférieur à celui des premiers volumes qui était de 500 exemplaires). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lloyd's Book of House Flags & Funnels of the Principal Steamship Lines of the World, and the House Flags of Various Lines of Sailing Vessels

      

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        Ghost Stories of an Antiquarian; More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary; Thin Ghost and Others; The Five Jars.

      

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        The Works of Leo Tolstoy.

      L.C. Page & Company, Publishers, Boston 1904 - Illustrated Library edition. Octavo, 14 volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, Leo Tolstoy is best known for the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852-1856), and Sevastopol Sketches, based upon his experiences in the Crimean War. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Japan. An Attempt at Interpretation.

      Macmillan,, New York: 1904 - Hearn, son of a Greek mother and Irish father, was born in Greece and became a Japanese citizen after marrying Koizumi Setsuko, the daughter of a prominent family. In 1895, he took the name Koizumi Yakumo (Eight Clouds). This work is his introduction to Japan of the Meiji era, and describes the transition from feudal to a more modern society. 8vo, color frontispiece, v, 541pp, teg, ads (2). Original gilt and black stamped tan cloth, with gilt title and gilt stylized chrysanthemum design. Very slt rubbed at spine ends, o/w very good condition. With original brown dj, title in green at dj spine, slt chipped at spine ends. Internally, small area of light offsetting at front free end paper from newspaper article loosely inserted. Article entitled "Spencer on Japan, Full Text of the Philosopher's Letter, He Tells Baron Kentaro Kaneko that Americans And Europeans Should be Kept at Arm's Length". BAL 7941. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Napoleon. 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 [&] the Napoleonic Wars to Waterloo.

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1904-7 - 4 volumes octavo. Original plum diapered cloth, title gilt to the spines, top edges gilt, the others uncut. 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. Photogravure portrait frontispiece to each, profusely illustrated throughout. numerous maps to the text, many of these full-page or folding. First editions of Dodge's monumental history in his 'Great Captains' series. Warmly inscribed by Dodge in the first three volumes to his cousin, the orientalist Alice Getty, author of The Gods of Northern Buddhism. 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 work is distinctly uncommon signed or inscribed. Sandler 1012 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Künstlerische Entwicklung der Weberei und Stickerei innerhalb des europäischen Kulturkreises von der spätantiken Zeit bis zum Beginne des XIX. Jahrhunderts. Mit Ausschluss der Volkskunst. Ein Text- und zwei Tafelbände.

      Wien K K Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1904 - Mit 702 (16 farb.) Abb. u. Illustr. auf 348 (davon 9 mit Zwischenblatt u. als zwei gezählten, gefalteten) Tafeln. XX, 1 Bl., 365 S. u. 1 w. Bl.; 1 w. Bl., 2 Bl.; 2 Bl. u. 1 Bl. (Druckfehlerberichtigung). Kl. 4°. OLeinenband bzw. OLeinenmappen (mit Schließbändern) mit goldgepr. Lederrückenschild. Im Eck tls. durchgehend gering bestoßen. Textband mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Die Klammerheftung vereinzelt gering rostig. Stellenweise ganz gering fleckig, der hintere Vorsatz im Falz gebrochen. Die Mappenflügel tls. etwas defekt. Einige Tafeln etwas angerändert u. minimal geknickt. WEITERE AUSKÜNFTE ERTEILEN WIR IHNEN GERNE TELEFONISCH. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, ubi humana omnia non nisi somnium esse ostendit, atque obiter plurima scitu sanequam digna commemorat

      London: Methuen, 1904. Modern fine press edition of Francesco Colonna's 1499 Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, originally published in Venice by Aldus Manutius, often considered the most beautiful book of the Italian Renaissance. The convoluted narrative, "the strife of love in a dream," follows Poliphilo in pursuit of his beloved Polia, a quest that forces him through a series of allegorical landscapes and trials, ending only when he awakes. The book's fame rests on its extraordinary woodcuts, precise and dreamlike, which influenced generations of artists. The Hypnerotomachia served as a source book of Renaissance imagery, a detailed architectural record, and a showcase for Aldus's typographic and compositional virtuosity, featuring Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic types, and even hieroglyphics. (The iconic woodcut of the elephant and obelisk made its way to Salvador Dalí by way of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.) This 1904 Methuen edition is a page-for-page facsimile of the 1499 Aldine first edition. Bookbinder Edith Gedye, identified in an accompanying note as a "successor to Cobden Sanderson," produced a series of highly accomplished bindings in the early twentieth century: this binding is dated 1909. A stunning book. Folio, full blue crushed morocco gilt, boards double-ruled with cornerpieces in gilt, raised bands, spine compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles featuring a pattern of inlaid ivory circles, all edges gilt. Facsimile of the 1499 Aldine first edition, including the 172 original woodcuts by an unknown hand, followed by the Methuen colophon. Light scattered foxing, occasional stray scuff to binding, expert repair to base of spine and upper dentelle. Note laid in: "Bound by Miss Gedye / successor to Cobden Sanderson."

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        California and its Missions: Their History to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (2 volumes)

      Whitaker & Ray Company, San Francisco 1904 - 4to. 228pp; 538pp. Frontispiece portraits; Illustrations; Map; Index. Original red cloth with glit lettering to spines; blindstamped portrait to front covers. Slight fading to spines; minor wear to extremities; a near fine set. An extensive history on the early development of the lower and upper California missions. "The author, a well-known San Francisco arcitect, 'epitomizes the principal events in a most satisfactory manner.' Vol. II deals with the missions of Alta California. Almost the entire edition was destroyed in the 1906 fire and earthquake." - Weber, The California Missions, pg. 18. Scarce thus. (California Catholic History pg. 26; Cowan II pg. 132; Howes C-490; Weber 75). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sammlung von 15 Originalfotografien (Glanzkollodium auf Karton mit handschr. Bezeichnung). Anonym um 1905. Je 16,5 x 21,5 cm (Karton 24 x 31 cm).

      - Außerordentlich interessante Sammlung von Außen- und Innenaufnahmen der Luxusyacht ?Rovenska? von Erzherzog Karl Stephan von Österreich (bei 3 Fotografien im Bild) und Erzherzogin Maria Theresia.- Das Schiff wurde von der Werft Ramage & Ferguson Ldt. in Leith (Schottland) gebaut und am 27. März 1904 unter dem Namen ?Rovenska? (in Erinnerung an die Stadt auf der Insel Losinj, wo der Erzherzog eine Villa besaß) getauft. Nach nur wenigen Kreuzfahrten wurde das Schiff bereits 1909 an Sir Max Waechter in London wieder verkauft. Nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg von Guglielmo Marconi umgebaut und unter dem neuen Namen "Elettra" als Funkjacht für seine wissenschaftlichen Experimente mit Radiowellen und Funkübertragungen verwendet.- Mit 8 Außenaufnahmen (Gesamtansichten im Hafen von Mali Losinj und Bilder vom Deck) und 7 Kabineninnenaufnahmen (Karl Stefan`s Cabine; Cabine Theresa`s; Navigations Cabine, Speisezimmer, Rauchzimmer, Klavierzimmer).- Leichte Gebrauchsspuren.- Beiliegen: 4 Fotografien auf 1 Karton (je 9 x 12 cm) einer weiteren Yacht von Erzherzog Karl Stephan: ?Waturus? vor Mali Losinj (dat. 8.10.1901).# Extremely interesting collection of 8 outside and 7 inside photographs of the luxury steam-powered yacht Rovenska. The ship was built by Ramage & Ferguson of Leith, Scotland in 1904 for Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria. Its name originated from an estate the Habsburg owned on the island of Lussino. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        IRENE'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

      London, Grant Richards, 1904.. FIRST EDITION IN DUSTWRAPPER, 1904, small 8vo, approximately 130 x 80 mm, 5 x 3¼ inches, pale green cloth, striped and lettered dark green, 94 pages printed 1 side only. Coloured frontispiece and 24 charming colour plates by Ruth Cobb. Irene has a lovely party for her friends, with games, dancing, magic lantern and delicious food. No inscriptions, inner joints cracked (not endpapers), binding sound and firm, minute bump at top of spine, endpapers faintly browned, little owner has ticked 8 titles on Dumpy List and a couple have smudged slightly (see image). A near Fine very clean copy in the very rare very good plus pale green DUSTWRAPPER which has a repeat of the frontispiece in green line on the upper panel, green lettering (price 1/6 on upper panel and spine), Dumpy list on lower panel, inner flaps blank. Dw: tiny chips to head of spine and corners, 5 mm (¼") chip and a smaller one at tail of spine, faint tanning to spine, a couple of tiny very pale handling marks to upper panel. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Sword of Song. Called by Christians The Book of The Beast.

      Paris: by Philippe Renouard [colophon]; Benares: Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth,, 1904. Quarto. Printed on vellum, unbound as issued, gatherings laid into the original blue wrappers, titles and decoration to wrappers and backstrip in gold, uncut. Printed in red and black. Dusty, the wrappers torn at the spine and generally a little dull. First edition, first printing, one of just three copies printed on vellum for Crowley's own use. A major presentation copy inscribed by Crowley on the initial blank, in a mixture of letters and symbols: "An XIX [the Sun in 8 degrees 15 minutes Libra, the Moon in 0 degrees Cancer, i.e. in Thelemic dating, 2 October 1923] City of Tunis. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law [symbol] I, the Beast 666 [symbols] A?A? give this third vellum copy of The Sword of Song (the other two being in my possession & that of John Quinn) to Edmund Saayman on his 26th birthday and his day of reception as a probationer of A?A? with the Motto of [Hebrew letters] "There the scribe knew the narcissus in his heart" with all good Will for his Attainment of the Summum Bonum True Wisdom & Perfect Happiness." The regular edition exists in two states, one of which has a red paper outer wrapper and was issued in ten copies. But the present example is a completely separate beast - no pun intended. The other two copies are recorded as appearing on the market as early as 1926 when the John Quinn copy sold at the Anderson Galleries. It was rebound in blue morocco by Zaehnsdorf, as was the second of the three copies which languished in a Detroit storage facility until Lunn liberated it and placed it, along with many other Crowley jewels, in the Harry Ransom collection at the University of Texas Austin. We have not traced the Quinn copy but our example is the only one of the three in the original condition. Edmund Saayman, a mathematics scholar, had been recruited to Crowley's cause by Norman Mudd. Both Oxford men, they visited Crowley at Cefalu and followed him to Tunis.

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        Ah! vous dirai-je, maman" - Autograph Musical Quotation

      - Neatly penned AMQS from the popular children's song "Ah! vous dirai-je, maman", the basis for the Mozart Variations K. 265, and for works by J.C.F. Bach, Adam, Dohnanyi, Liszt and Saint-Saens, who quotes the tune in the 'Fossiles' movement of his Carnival of the Animals. One long measure, inscribed with the title and signed boldly "C. Saint-Saëns 1904." 1 large page, 31.5 x 23.5 cm [12.5 x 9.5 inches]. In fine condition, with some blocks of toning and a light vertical crease. Autograph musical quotations from the influential French composer are quite uncommon. Though uninscribed, the present quotation is from the album of the celebrated soprano Delphine Ugalde (1829 - 1910).

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        The Marvelous Land of Oz

      Reilly and Britton, 1904 The true first edition, first state, with no month listed on the copyright page. Very good condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        THE EVENING STAR, NEW YEAR'S EDITION, 1904, CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO

      C. E. Wood, editor and publisher, Cripple Creek, Colorado 1904 - THE EVENING STAR, NEW YEAR'S EDITION, 1904. C. E. Wood, editor and publisher, published by the Evening Star Print. Original illustrated wrappers: gold and blue print on stiff green paper. Dimensions: 12-1/4 inches in height by 9-1/2 inches in width; 80 pages, plus 9 inserted photographic pages. Near fine condition. An intriguing pro-Mine Owner's Association and Citizens' Alliance publication -- in answer to the Cripple Creek Times special edition of 1904 (listed below), which was generally pro-Western Federation of Miners. Numerous articles in this publication include: History of Cripple Creek District; Cripple Creek Strike of 1903, Its Genesis and Meaning; Cripple Creek Drainage Tunnel; Mine Owners' Grounds for Opposition to Western Federation of Miners; Citizens' Alliance Movement; Gold Production for Year 1903; The Strike from the Union Standpoint; Gillett, the Natural Residence Town of the District; the Public Schools, Growth of a Decade; Stratton's Independence, the Great Mine; Future of the Cripple Creek District; Gold Coin and United Mines; Future of the Stock Market; Vindicator Horror: Two Good Mining Men Killed; The Story of Camp Goldfield; and many other articles. Filled with regional mining advertisements. Photographs by M. A. Wisda. Western Federation of Miners; Colorado National Guard. Only two listings in OCLC. Not in Wynar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE UNITED GOLD MINES COMPANY, Annual Report, 1904

      Engravings and Printing by The Smith-Brooks Printing Company, Denver, Colorado 1904 - THE UNITED GOLD MINES COMPANY, Annual Report, 1904. Mines: Cripple Creek Mining District, Colorado. COMPLETE WITH FOLDOUT MAP. Warren Woods, President. Original black-printed tan wrappers; 48 pages. Dimensions: 9 inches by 12 inches. Profusely illustrated with photographs and plats of mining properties. Fold-out map: ¿The Principal Area of Production of the Cripple Creek Mining District showing the properties of the United Gold Mines Company. Map dimensions: 17-1/2 inches by 23 inches. President¿s Report, Colorado Springs, Colo., May 31, 1904. General Manager¿s Report, Victor, Colo., June 1, 1904. Treasurer¿s Report, May 14, 1902 to May 31, 1904. Consulting Engineer¿s Report, John Wellington Finch, May 26, 1904. Two-page Water Level Chart and Comparative Elevations and Depths of Shafts and Tunnels. Detailed descriptions & plats of specific mining properties, including: Wild Horse Group; Damon Group; W.P.H. Group; Deadwood; Pinnacle; Requa; M.K.T. & Panther Groups; Bull Hill & Straub Mountain; United Mines Transportation Company; and Ore Treatment Facilities. Engravings and Printing by The Smith-Brooks Printing Company, Denver, Colorado, 1904. Near fine condition. Printed on enamel-coated paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Brown Fairy Book.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1904. With Eight Coloured Plates and Numerous Illustrations by H. J. Ford. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles and elaborate pictorial decorations to spine and upper board gilt, brown endpapers with silver illustrations, all edges gilt. Colour frontispiece and 7 plates, 22 full-page engravings, and illustrations throughout the text. Spine a little rolled, just a little spotting to half title. An excellent, fresh copy. First edition, first impression. A really attractive copy and uncommon in such nice condition. The fairy stories in this book come from all corners of the world. They are traditional tales passed from generation to generation and translated and gathered in this collection by Andrew Lang and his wife.

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        The Story of a Troll-Hunt

      Cambridge: Printed at the University Press,, 1904. Quarto. Original vellum backed grey boards, lettered in black on front cover. Illustrated throughout by James McBryde. Spotting to vellum spine, light rubbing to corners, light off setting to endpapers. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of a putative edition of 100 copies and decidedly uncommon: Copac lists only three locations in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, V&A, Cambridge), OCLC adds just five more. "James McBryde was a student and friend of M. R. James (MRJ). He came up to King's[Cambridge] in 1893 to read Natural Sciences. Although McBryde was 10 years younger than MRJ the pair became firm friends. McBryde joined MRJ's bookish circle and was one of the select few who heard MRJ's ghost stories by the light of a candle in a draughty set of rooms at King's. The friendship between the two men outlived McBryde's Cambridge career and between 1899 and 1901 they travelled each year to Denmark and Sweden. These adventures would later inspire two of MRJ's ghost stories ('No. 13' and 'Count Magnus') and McBryde's children's book The Story of the Troll-Hunt. The story told of three Cambridge men who travelled to Jutland to hunt monsters to bring back to the Fitzwilliam Museum - MRJ was the Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1893 to 1908. McBryde and his wife Gwendolyn settled in London in 1904 when McBryde enrolled at the Slade School of Art. Shortly after beginning his art studies, MRJ approached him with the idea of illustrating his ghost stories. McBryde, already familiar with the stories, welcomed the opportunity... Sadly... McBryde died a month later of complications following an appendix operation... It has been suggested the McBryde was the love of MRJ's life. MRJ is known to have picked flowers from the Fellows Garden at King's and travelled up with them on the train to McBryde's funeral in Lancashire where he tossed them into his friend's grave. After McBryde's death, MRJ arranged for the publication of The Story of a Troll-Hunt with Cambridge University Press and wrote an introduction for the volume. One of its illustrations is a cartoon of MRJ, James McBryde and William Johnson Stone sitting on a bench on the Backs plotting their adventure. MRJ was named legal guardian of McBryde's daughter Jane who was born six months after her father's death. MRJ, the consummate Victorian bachelor, maintained a lifelong friendship with McBryde's widow Gwendolyn and his daughter Jane. The two women became a surrogate family for him" (King's College, Cambridge online).

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        "APPLEY DAPPLY UNLOCKS A CUPBOARD IN SOMEONE'S HOUSE" Original Watercolor Painting

      New York: Unpublished, 1904 An original watercolor painted on heavy card stock tipped onto a larger piece of matboard. SIGNED "Beatrix Potter" in the artist's distinctive handwriting. A character closely resembling the rabbit Appley Dapply was painted by Potter in 1890 for a series of greeting cards that was never published. In 1904 she created Appley Dapply for a proposed 94 page large format book of rhymes, but the project was set aside when her publisher Frederick Warne died in 1905. In 1917 some of the material from the proposed book was used for a small format book entitled APPLEY DAPPLEY'S NURSERY RHYMES. One sequence of 3 illustrations feature Appley Dappley, and our watercolor obviously would be the first picture in the sequence if it had been used in the book. Provenance: from the collection of the great-granddaughter of Beatrix Potter's American publisher David McKay to whom the artist gave the watercolor. The full signature was probably added at that time--the initials" HBP" can be seen beneath the signature. The watercolor is clean and bright, with some minimal light foxing.. SIGNED. First Edition. Paper. Very Good. Illus. by Beatrix Potter. 3 1/2" by 4 1/2".

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1904 - 1904 Original Hardback Wisden

      1904. Hi, This lot is a 1904 Original Hardback Wisden in good to Very Good Condition, This Wisden is a very nice book, the things to point out are that the hinges are weak, they are not split nor has the book had any restoration but Wisden forgot the hinge strengtheners. The front board is very bright and clean with excellent gilt. The spine cloth is darkened and hence the gilt is dark too. The rear board is also very good. Internally it is very nice indeed. Excellent photoplate. Other than the hinges it would be a superb book. Please see the large pictures, taken without the flash. More available on request. Buy-it-now.

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        Stadtlandschaft. 53 x 53 cm, Öl auf Hartfaser.

      - Hans Schulze (Dittersbach Schlesien 1904 - 1982 Leipzig) 1923-1929 Studium an der Staatlichen Akademie für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe Breslau bei Alexander Kanoldt, Paul Holz, Otto Mueller, Oskar Moll und Konrad von Kardorff, war Professor an der KMU in Leipzig 1100 gr.

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        The Colored Regulars In the United States Army, With a Sketch of the History of the Colored American, and an Account of His Services in the Wars of the Country, from the Period of the Revolutionary War to 1899

      A.M.E. Book Concern, Philadelphia 1904 - Octavo. 15.5 x 22 cm. 344 pp. With occasional black-and-white plates. Introductory letter from Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles. Steward was a soldier (25th U.S. Colored Infantry), clergyman, army chaplain, author and professor. An uncommonly nice near fine copy in original red cloth; fragile white lettering on upper cover intact; spine lettering moderately worn but legible. Nice decorative endpapers. A superior copy without the wear and fading typical to most copies of this book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA]
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        Porträtpostkarte mit eigh. Unterschrift, Wien, Dezember 1927.

      - 1904 oder 1909 in St. Petersburg geboren und dort zur Tänzerin ausgebildet, gelangte Alice Nikitina nach der Oktoberrevolution über Laibach, Wien und Berlin zu den "Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilew", wo sie zwischen 1923 und 1929 etliche Rollen kreierte und wegen ihrer kühlen Eleganz gefeiert wurde. Nach Diaghilews Tod tanzte sie unter anderem in den Londoner Cochran-Revuen und bei Balanchine, studierte dann 3 Jahre Gesang und machte ab 1938 eine zweite Karriere als Koloratursopran an italienischen Opernhäusern. 1949 eröffnete sie in Paris eine Ballettschule, 1959 erschien ihre Autobiographie. Diaghilews "Ballets Russes" gastierten erst- und letztmalig zu Jahresende 1927 an der Wiener Oper; Alice Nikitina war hier mit Serge Lifar in "La Chatte" zu sehen. Aus dem Nachlass des Tiroler Heimatdichters, Komponisten und Interpreten Franz Winkler (1906-1962).

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Colomba

      Paris: L. Conquet Large 8vo (27 cm; 10.875"). Frontis., [3] ff., viii, 241, [2] p., [63] proof plates.. 1904 Bibliophile's treasure: One of only 50 copies "de grand luxe sur Japon ancien" and with a suite of proofs of the wood engravings, which are by Daniel Vierge. Total edition was 300 copies. The prospectus is bound at the rear. Binding: Signed binding by M. Lortic: red morocco, gilt extra with accents of black; original wrappers bound in. Board edges with gilt double fillet; wide turn-ins with richly gilt; marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Provenance: Cortlandt F. Bishop, with his elegant red leather bookplate. Binding as above, joints unobtrusively repaired, very faint traces of shelfwear to lower edges. Pages gently age-toned. => A beautiful volume.

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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.

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        La bible d'Amiens

      Mercure de France 1904 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1904, 12x19cm, relié sous étui. - Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Marcel Proust, un des exemplaires de première émission numérotés à la presse. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline indigo, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin rouge, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque; chemise-étui en plein maroquin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, intérieur de daim bleu marine, chemise-étui signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe de l'auteur à son jeune ami écrivain Max Daireaux. S'il a bien connu la famille Daireaux à Neuilly ce n'est qu'en 1908 à leur retour de Buenos Aires que Proust se lie d'amitié avec le jeune Max, de treize ans son cadet. Ils entretiendront, pendant plusieurs années, une importante correspondance essentiellement littéraire. On note ainsi que la première lettre de Proust à ce nouvel ami, écrite en septembre 1908 sous forme de poème dédicatoire, est jointe à un exemplaire des Plaisirs et les jours. Plus tard, Proust appuiera la publication des écrits de son protégé dans le Figaro et, en 1913, sollicitera ses lumières scientifiques lors de la correction de son manuscrit de la Recherche. Il lui soulignera à cette occasion qu'il a utilisé dans "Les Jeunes filles" une anecdote survenue chez les Daireaux: " Il n'y a (dans le second volume) qu'un seul mot bête et il a été dit par moi chez vous." (lettre du 19 juin 1913). [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the French translation by Marcel Proust, one of the copies of the first issue numbered press. Binding to bradel half calico indigo, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, double thread tail piece as red shagreen dishes marbled paper covers preserved, contemporary binding. Valuable autograph of the author to his young writer friend Max Daireaux. If he had known the family Daireaux Neuilly it was not until 1908 to return to Buenos Aires Proust became friends with the young Max, thirteen years his junior. They will maintain for several years, a significant primarily literary correspondence. We thus note that the first letter from Proust to this new friend, written in September 1908 as a dedicatory poem is attached to a copy of Pleasures and days. Later Proust support the publication of the writings of his protege in the Figaro and in 1913, its scientists seek when correcting his manuscript Research lights. It will highlight it on this occasion he used in "The Girls" anecdote occurred in Daireaux: "There is (in the second volume) one word beast and it has been said by me in you . "(letter of 19 June 1913). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eugen d’Albert; Pianist und Komponist (1864 Glasgow-Riga 1932). Büste nach rechts, den Beschauer anblickend.

      - Lithographie, auf gelblichem Japan, signiert und als „Probedruck" bezeichnet. 33:26 cm. An der Münchner Kunstakademie ausgebildet, experimentierte Orlik mit graphischen Techniken, insbesondere mit dem Holzschnitt. 1904 ging er nach Wien und wurde Professor und Leiter der Graphikklasse an der Kunstgewerbeschule, später lehrte er in Berlin.

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