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        The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots

      

      [Bookseller: The First Edition]
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        Worke for Cutlers : or a Merry Dialogue Betweene Sword, Rapier and Dagger

      C. J. Clay and Sons 1904 No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, some foxing throughout, tanned end papers and no bumping to corners. Untrimmed page edges. 92pp. Card covers in a vellum spine. Beautiful embossed silver dagger, sword and rapier to front board. Introduction by Dr AW Ward, Prologue over 32 pages plus the play which was 'Acted in a shew in the famous Universitie of Cambridge AD 1615.' plus Glossarial Epilogue and Index. Extremely scarce.

      [Bookseller: Godley Books]
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        [Mosher Press One of Ten, Printed on Vellum] Ballads Done into English from the French of Francois Villon

      Portland: Thomas B. Mosher, 1904. First edition thus. No. 3 of 10 Copies, Printed on Vellum and signed on the colophon by the printer and publisher. Handsomely bound in full orangish brown crushed morocco by Stern & Bess with gilt ruled borders and spine. TEG. Near fine. Exceedingly scarce.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Gold Bat

      Adam and Charles Black 1904 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        The Island Pharisees

      London: William Heinemann, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition of the English version of the first published issue, written when Galsworthy was only 37 years old. An important literary association copy, inscribed "Jan 29 1904. To W. H. Hudson from John Galsworthy." The book had been published the day before. W.H. Hudson, author of Green Mansions, for which Galsworthy wrote the introduction, was one of Galsworthy's close friends and the dedicatee of his 1907 novel The Country House. While signed copies of Galsworthy's early books are not uncommon, contemporary presentation copies are rare. Bound in original green cloth with gilt title and author to spine and gilt title in script across front cover. Some fading and rubbing. Hinges are tender but text block is solid. Housed in a handsome green quarter leather slipcase. With book plate of Joseph Fisher Loewi to front pastedown and Hugh Roberts Parrish on slipcase. Very good condition. 311 pages. LIT/011216.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Fritz Kocher's Aufsätze; . . .Elf Zeihnungen von Karl Walser

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1904. First edition. Spine ends and extremities with some rubbing, fine, fragile.. Small 8vo, 128pp; wrappers. Lovely copy of Walser's rare first book. The illustrations by Karl Walser are printed on Japan vellum with tissue guards.

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books]
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        Alexander's Feast, or the Power of Music

      [Campden, Gloucestershire: Edward Arnold / Essex House Press, 1904] One of 140 copies. The eleventh of the Great Poems Series, all of which was printed entirely on vellum. Full stiff vellum with embossed rose on front cover and the words, "Soul is Form," the edition binding of the Great Poems Series. . Octavo. Hand-colored wood engraved frontispiece by Reginald Savage, hand-colored initials, the first in gold. Printed on vellum. Covers a bit soiled, endpapers lightly foxed. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Ghost-Stories of an Antiquary.

      London: Edward Arnold,, 1904. With four illustrations by the late James McBryde. Octavo. Original brown buckram, yapp edges, spine and front board lettered in black, boards double ruled in red. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 3 plates. Edges a little spotted, contents lightly foxed, small patch of abrasion to final numeral of inscription, plates clean. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his ward, the daughter of his close friend and the illustrator of this book, on the front pastedown, "Jane McBryde, on her first Christmas, 190[4]". (The final numeral of the year is erased, perhaps due to a mistake.) The daughter of James McBryde and his wife Gwendolyn, Jane was born six months after the death of her father in June 1904 from complications following an appendix operation; the author was subsequently named her legal guardian. McBryde died leaving the illustrations for this book unfinished, and James's publisher suggested another illustrator for the book. However, James was adamant that McBryde could not be replaced, and Ghost Stories of an Antiquary was published with just the four completed illustrations as a tribute to his friend. The fourth plate in the book (facing p. 222) was one the last illustrations McBryde prepared before his death. He wrote excitedly to James on 6 May 1904, "I have finished the Whistle ghostÂ…I covered yards of paper to put in the moon shadows correctly and it is certainly the best thing I have ever drawn.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Manuscrits autographes en très grande partie inédits] Poésies : "Le Coeur et les yeux"

      - A) Imposant ensemble d'environ 350 pp. in-4, classées par Pichon dans 5 recueils ("Le Chemin qui monte", "Les jours les journées", etc.) et plusieurs sous-recueils et précédées d'un "projet pour la constitution des volumes" où il est précisé que "Le Coeur et les yeux" est "le titre global de toutes les poésies". On joint 9 pp. in-4 de poèmes de la main de Hélène Pichon (l'un signé). B) 3 cahiers in-8 contenant 100 pp. de poèmes autographes datés de 1904 à 1939, pour la plupart recopiés dans le recueil présenté en (A). C) 2 ff. découpés de "L'Anthologie des jeunes poètes" (Paris, d'Artray, 1926) où l'on trouve 3 poèmes de Pichon. On notera que certains poèmes portent des noms de dédicataires aussi variés que Colette, Rudolph Loewenstein ou Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Nous n'allons pas prétendre que la poésie de Pichon a une grande valeur littéraire, mais le soin avec lequel il l'a mise en ordre montre l'importance sentimentale qu'elle avait pour lui. Elle est un intéressant reflet de l'homme qu'il fut et est particulièrement touchante quand il y évoque la maladie (il souffrait d'un rhumatisme articulaire aigu) et la souffrance qu'elle engendre. De rares poèmes son signés. Personnage d'une grande richesse, d'une infinie curiosité et très complexe, Edouard Pichon est un contemporain et - par son intérêt pour le langage - un précurseur de Lacan, qui lui reprendra - entre autres - le concept de forclusion. Il est l'un des membres fondateurs du groupe de L'Evolution psychiatrique et de la Société Psychanalytique de Paris (dont il fut président de 1935 à 1937). Avec son oncle Jacques Damourette, il est l'auteur d'un monumental Essai de Grammaire française dont la publication s'étala sur près de 30 ans. Il fut également fervent maurrassien tout en étant dreyfusard, et le gendre de Pierre Janet sans être janetien. (Voir à son sujet, E. Roudinesco, Histoire de la psychanalyse en France, t. 1, pp. 297-320). Nota : ce document ne pourra être exporté en dehors de l'Union Européenne sans autorisation préalable du ministère de la Culture, formalité pouvant prendre plusieurs jours. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Das dritte Auge. [2004]. [6 Original-Fotografien / 6 original photographs in b/w].

       Fitz Brill, geboren am 1. Juli 1904 in Hannover, gestorben am 13. September 1997 in Hofgeismar. 6 Originalfotografien s/w. Hergestellt vom Originalnegativ aus dem Nachlass. Einmalige Auflage für die Griffelkunst Hamburg, 2004. Rückseitig mit typografischer Beschriftung versehen. Maße Blätter: 30,4 x 24,0 cm. Abbildungen in unterschiedlichen Maßen. Serie in einer Mappe mit 8-seitigem begleitenden Text von Floris M. Neusüss. Sehr gutes, tadelloses Exemplar. 6 Original photographs in b/w. Griffelkunst edition, Hamburg 2004. Measure sheets: 30,4 x 24,0 cm. Images in different measures. Original folder with 8-pages booklet with text by Floris M. Neusüss. Mint condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Fotokunst / photographic art; Original-Fotografie / Original-Photographie / original photograph

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Hespérus. Illustrations en couleurs de Carloz Schwabe ( Ex. No. 239 )

      Paris, Société de propagation des livres d’art, 1904 - 96 gez. Seiten Exemplar Nr. 239 in sehr schönem Halblederband über 5 Bünde mit Rückentitel in Gold. Papier altersüblich nachgedunkelt , schönes sauberes Exemplar, teils schwacher Abklatsch der farb. Ill. 162 Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1400 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandhandel Rosemarie Wassmann]
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        Jewish State [FIRST AMERICAN EDITION]

      New York, The MacCabaean Publishing Co.. 1904.. Hardback. 1st US edition. Period-style quarter leather over marbled boards. 8vo, xxii, 102 pages. Preface and notes by Jacob de Haas. With celebrated photographic portrait by E. M. Lilien of Herzl leaning over the balcony-rail of the Hotel Les Trois Rois, with original tissue present, Basel. "Herzl's Der Judenstaat has remained the single most important manifesto of modern Zionism and is one of the most important books in the history of the Jewish People. " See Michael Heymann, Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana-Treasures of Jewish Booklore (1994) no. 46, page 102-3. An ex-library copy sold at auction in 2014 for over $5000.00. Remnants of removed stamp and margin repairs to title page, otherwise an outstanding copy Beautifully bound in period half leather with raised bands and marbled boards. (KH-5-65) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        THE CRIPPLE CREEK STRIKE, 1903 - 1904

      The Victor Daily Record, Victor, Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado 1904 - Original gold-embossed, green-cloth covers; 248 pages; illustrated from photographs and drawings. One of three variant cloth bindings (green, brown, and denim blue). Copyright applied for, Victor, Colorado. Photograph of Mrs. Emma F. Langdon as a frontispiece; tissue page before it. Foldout drawing of the Standard and Colorado reduction plants in Colorado City, Colorado by D. D. Robertson -- where the Cripple Creek Strike began. An excellent, though biased, account of the labor strike that stifled gold production in the Pikes Peak Region, 1903 - 1904. Emma Langdon was the wife of Charles G. Langdon, linotype operator and one of Victor Daily Record imprisoned in the Goldfield bull pen by the Colorado National Guard. Numerous illustrations of principal personalities involved in this long and bloody strike; also, excellent details on mines, mining companies, railroads, and many of the circumstances that converged to stimulate this action. To get a more rounded perspective of the Cripple Creek Strike of 1903 - 1904, it is recommended that the researcher study Rastall's LABOR HISTORY OF THE CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT, 1905 and Wright's LABOR DISTURBANCES IN COLORADO, 1905, among other vital resources. This book is one of the most significant written on Colorado's greatest gold mining district. What's more, it was written by a woman with adamant views of labor unions, capitalism, and the state politics of the time. Langdon should be recognized in a similar vein as Emma Goldman. But Langdon later became disillusioned by the machinations of Big Bill Haywood and tendency to push the Western Federation of Miners towards violence. The first edition, first printing of THE CRIPPLE CREEK STRIKE is unique in that it was published by the Victor Daily Record in Victor, Colorado and focuses strictly on the labor strike in the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District; whereas, the 2nd and 3rd editions of this book extend the perspective to Telluride and other Colorado mining districts. Also, the book was published while the then unknown, and yet to be famous journalist, Lowell Thomas, was working as a newspaper delivery boy at the Victor Record. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Monte Cervino. Illustrazioni di Edoardo Rubino. Prefazione di Edmondo De Amicis. Nota Geologica di Vittorio Novarese.

      Ulrico Hoepli,, Milano, 1904 - In-4° (300x212mm), pp. XVI, 287, brossura editoriale figurata. 14 tavole colorate f.t., 23 disegni a penna e 11 fotografie. Buon esemplare in barbe (restauri al dorso). Prima edizione di questo grande classico della letteratura alpinistica. Guido Rey (Torino, 1861-1935), fecondo scrittore di libri di montagna stilisticamente pregevoli, conquistò il Furggen, sul Cervino, nel 1899; "fut une personnalité marquante du monde alpin du début du XX siècle.Rey est très connu pour ses ouvrages sur la montagne et l'alpinisme, dont la qualité du style et l'interêt sont remarquables" (Perret). Perret, 3664: "Un livre de référence sur le Cervin.Il s'agit non seulement d'un Ouvrage de rèférence, mais également d'un chef-d'oeuvre de la Littérature alpine. L'édition la plus prisée est l'édition originale italienne". A.C.L., p. 256. Aliprandi, 165-166. S.A.C., p. 11. Garimoldi, Dall'orrido al sublime, n. 106. Neate, R25. B.N. C.A.I. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Stella Fregelius. A Tale of Three Destinies.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1904 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and within single-fillet frame to front cover in gilt, black surface-paper endpapers. Spine rolled, corners bumped, a few small faint marks to covers, front free endpaper with a minor chip to fore edge and discreet ownership inscription to verso. An excellent, fresh copy. First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, with a signed inscription from Haggard to Sir Oliver Lodge on his Ditchingham House letterhead mounted to the front pastedown, bearing the short message, "In recollection a very interesting evening, 1. Feb: 1904", and additionally with the ink-stamp of "F. Brodie Lodge, Floore House" to the initial blank, above a manuscript note reading "Ex Normanton Library, October 1940". Lodge was a noted physicist who made important contributions to the study of electricity and radio waves though became increasingly discredited owing to his stubborn advocacy of the ether theory, and in particular "through its application in his later books to psychical matters and to the spiritualism with which this had become increasingly associated" (ODNB). He eventually became President of the Society for Psychical Research and found a friend in Rider Haggard, who "more than dabbled in spiritualism, believed in reincarnation, and sought answers to the meaning of life in the world's ancient myths" (idem). Francis Brodie Lodge was Oliver's second son and had a successful career as an electrical engineer. Normanton House, near Lake in Wiltshire, was the Lodge family home. Ditchingham was the Norfolk estate of Rider Haggard's wife, Louisa Magritson, and though the couple were married in 1880, it was only with the publication of She in 1887 that the author was able to buy out the tenants and make Ditchingham his home. Stella Fregelius was first published in the US the previous year. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 29. X. 1904. - 3 SS. 8vo. Wohl an den Musikwissenschaftler Richard Batka (1868-1922): "Dürfte ich Sie mit einem Brieflein belästigen? - Durch meinen Verleger Herrn C. Linnemann (Siegel) habe ich erfahren, dass Sie meine 12 Duette für Ges. und Piano zur Besprechung verlangt haben. - Diese mir ehrenvolle Bestellung war eine grosse Überraschung. Möchte ich nur in meinem Bestreben Ihnen gefallen, so dass ich die kräftige Unterstützung des verbreiteten und angesehenen Kunstorgans erhalten konnte! - Ich hoffe, dass Herr Linnemann zugleich oder vielmehr schon vorher die kleine biographische Skizze des hiesigen angesehenen Kritikers Paul Merkels [!]. Dieser Herr dessen specielles Fach Gesangslehre ist, hat darin versucht, die Art und Weise meine Arbeit auf diesem Gebiete - wohl ziemlich kurz - zu schildern und erklären. Ich möchte gern, dass mein Verleger zugleich noch mehrere Sachen von mir in dieser Richtung (Solo-Ges. mit Piano oder Orch.) mitfolgen liesse. Sie hätten ja keine Verpflichtung diese auch zur Besprechung zu kommen, aber Sie selber könnten dadurch mehr von mir kennen lernen. Vielleicht würden Sie so liebenswürdig sein keinen auf das Büchlein Paul Merkels aufmerksam zu machen. Darf ich erwähnen, dass eine hiesige Musikzeitung [ ] den mir wohlwollenden Herrn ungerecht beurtheilt hat, indem er ihn für eine Oberflächlichkeit beschuldigt? Er hat sich nicht die Aufgabe gestelt [!] eingehend über meine Werke zu schreiben, nur durch das Schriftchen auf mich aufmerksam zu machen, was ihm in mehreren Fällen auch glücklicher Weise gelungen ist. Andere mögen kommen, die Zeit und Lust haben mich genauer zu betrachten und beurtheilen [ ]". - 1869 begann Selmer, am Konservatorium Paris Musik zu studieren. 1871 beteiligte er sich am Kommuneaufstand, wurde zum Tode verurteilt, entkam jedoch und setzte seine Studien am Leipziger Konservatorium fort. Von 1883 bis 1886 war er Dirigent und künstlerischer Leiter des Musikvereins in Oslo. In dieser Eigenschaft setzte er sich für die Verbesserung der Existenzbedingungen der Musiker ein (vgl. MGG XII, 489).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. 6. Auflage. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Sechste, gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Neuer Abdruck. 20 Bände. Mit mehr als 11.000 Abbildungen im Text und auf über 1.400 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 130 Textbeilagen. (In Band 20 wird angegeben: Mit mehr als 16.800 Abbildungen im Text und auf über 1.500 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 160 Textbeilagen).

      Leipzig und Wien: Bibliographisches Institut, 1904 - 1909. Zusammen ca 18590 Seiten mit mehr als 150.000 Artikeln und Verweisen, mit 16831 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text und auf 1522 Illustrationstafeln, (darunter 180 Farbdrucktafeln, zumeist Chromolithographien, und 343 Kartenbeilagen) sowie 160 Textbeilagen, ornamental verzierte Vorsatzblätter in Golddruck. 25,5 x 16,5 cm, rote Original-Halblederbände nach Entwurf von Otto Eckmann mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Eichenlaub-Bordüren an Kopf und Fuß, Deckel grün bezogen, Lederecken, Kopfgoldschnitt, olivgrüner Seiten- und Fußschnitt. Vgl. Seemann/Peche, Bibliotheca Lexicorum 430: \"Aufgrund der geringen Lichtbeständigkeit des roten Leders sind sehr gut erhaltene Exemplare dieser Ausgabe heute sehr selten\" (S.382)* * * Gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar und dekorative Reihe. * * * Ergänzungsband und Supplemente, vier Bände, auf Anfrage. Versand D: 5,20 EUR 6. Auflage Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon Prachtausgabe Eichenlaub-Bordüre

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Am Bayerischen Platz]
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        Cho senshu [or] Cho senrui [trans.: One Thousand Butterflies].

      25 double-page stunning plates of colored woodcuts depicting butterflies. Two vols. in accordion-style (orihon). 8vo, orig. blue silk over boards (a little worn), orig. block-printed title label on upper cover. Kyoto: Yamada Unsodo, 1904. First edition of this beautifully illustrated work on butterflies; the handsome woodblock double-page plates, several of which are heightened in gold or silver, depict butterflies in a variety of styles. "Kamisaka Sekka was a genius; effortlessly, prodigiously, boundlessly imaginative; tirelessly inventive, spontaneous, and free. In One Thousand Butterflies (Cho senrui, 1903 [the book is commonly misdated; it was published in 1904]) he took a single subject and drew dozens of pictures, each in a different style. There was nothing academic about his approach. Each drawing was fresh and new; many were arresting and some mirrored new developments in European art... "Sekka loved design. He began to paint under Suzuki Zuigai when he was sixteen and studied textiles in his early twenties...He was doubly fortunate that Yamada Naosaburo, the most ambitious, original and enterprising publisher of the early twentieth century, recognized Sekka's genius and gave him the freedom and support he needed to bring into the world his protean vision of art fused with life."-Keyes, Ehon. The Artist and the Book in Japan (NYPL), p. 240. ❧ Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, p. 976-"A colour-printed book of elaborate decor based on the forms of butterflies. All the designs are 'patterned,' but some conform to the actual shape and markings of believable butterflies, though there is certainly no intention to be entomologically accurate; but in some, the artist simply used the insects as a theme for variations, distorting and manipulating the butterfly shape until it is barely recognizable, often achieving the kind of art nouveau that we associate with some Secession jewellery...Sekka is especially inventive when he allows swarms of butterflies to float over the page, achieving colourful geometric diagrams, or, in one, amorphous silver shapes outlined in brown, green and yellow, as evocative and irrational as abstracts by Arp." .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Deutscher Ordens-Almanach - Handbuch der Ordensritter und Ordensdamen deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit,

      - Berlin, Verlag Duncker, 1904/1905, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 1322 Seiten, farbige Ordenstafel, Gelenke repariert, Zustand 2-3 (T1623) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Weitze]
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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 gia' Naturalistica]
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        Deutsch-Südwestafrika. Fotoalbum mit 100 O.-Fotos.

      1904 - 1910. 1904 - Quer-4°. 25 Bll. mit eingesteckten Fotos, ca. 12 x 17 cm. Leinenband der Zeit. Mit dem Aufdruck "Andenken an D.S.W. Afrika" auf dem Vorderdeckel. Die Fotos zeigen u.a. Einheimische bei Arbeit und Spiel, Mitglieder der Schutztruppe, Siedler auf Farmen und in Städten, z.B. in Windhuk, Wildtiere, Dampflokomotiven und Eisenbahnen. Als Besonderheit ein Foto des Halleyschen Kometen am 14. Mai 1910 über Windhuk. Einige Bilder auf dem Fotokarton handschriftlich bezeichnet. Sehr interessante Sammlung!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lorych]
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        PHOTO-SECESSION: A COLLECTION OF AMERICAN PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AS ARRANGED BY THE PHOTO-SECESSION AND EXHIBITED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE CAMERA CLUB OF PITTSBURGH, AT THE ART GALLERIES OF THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, PITTSBURGH, FEBRUARY MDCCCCIV.

      (Pittsburgh:: The Camera Club of Pittsburgh,, 1904). First ed. Steichen, Eduard. 4to., (vii), seven hand-pulled photogravure plates on tissue, 10 pp., 6 adverts. The printed wrappers were designed by Eduard Steichen; they extend beyond the contents and therefore show some wear; rubbed along the spine, with a few small tears at the ends. There is moderate foxing to the blank first leaf. The tissue photogravure plates are fine. Housed in a custom made clamshell box of linen, calf and paper labels. This most important exhibition, under the direction of Alfred Stieglitz, included 287 displayed works by the 57 photographers. It was the largest and best attended of any American photographic exhibition to it's time, with 11,000 total attendance. Stieglitz, upon forming the Photo-Secession began publishing a small series of pamphlets of the same name which were distributed to its members. In the February, 1904 issue (No. 4) he wrote "The catalogue of the Pittsburgh show has been printed and arranged entirely under our direction. In addition to the regular edition an edition de luxe, illustrated with seven photogravures upon Japan tissue pulled from Camera Work plates, has been prepared for sale at two dollars per copy. As the edition is limited to 350 copies, we can not guarantee you a copy unless applied for at once. The cover was designed by Mr. Steichen, the whole thing being quite out of the ordinary. The Secession will no doubt once more give our friends, the enemy, something to talk about." The photogravure plates are "Rodin" by Eduard J. Steichen; "John W. Beatty, Jr., and His Sister Katherine Elizabeth" by Clarence H. White; "The Manger" by Gertrude Käsebier; "The Hand of Man" by Alfred Stieglitz; "Gables" by Alvin Langdon Coburn; "'Midst Steam and Smoke" by Prescott Adamson; and "Leonore" by Joseph T. Keiley.

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        Schwäbisches Wörterbuch. Auf Grund der von Adalbert von Keller begonnenen Sammlungen und mit Unterstützung des Württembergischen Staates

      Tübingen, H. Laupp`sche Buchhandlung, 1904 - 1936. - Einbände berieben und bestoßen. In Band 1 gedruckte Widmung zum 50. Geburtstag von Wilhelm Hohnhausen mit den Unterschriften der Mitarbeiter seiner Stuttgarter Werbeagentur (Hahn, Bezler, Steinmayer, Fink, Hajek, Schürer, Hirsch, Dölker, Bolz, Schall, Pfitzenmeier u.a.). Gelegentlich Bleistiftanstreichungen. Innen sauber. Gutes Leseexemplar. "Das Schwäbische Wörterbuch ist eines der wissenschaftlich erarbeiteten großlandschaftlichen Wörterbücher des Deutschen. Es umfasst die im zentralen und östlichen Teil Baden-Württembergs, im südwestlichen Teil Bayerns und in einigen angrenzenden Gebieten Tirols gesprochene rezente und historische Sprache. Räumlich umfasst das Schwäbische Wörterbuch das ganze Gebiet des früheren Königreichs Württemberg und des einstigen preußischen Regierungsbezirks Sigmaringen (Hohenzollernsche Lande), weiter Bayern südwestlich der Wörnitz und westlich des Lechs (Bayerisch-Schwaben), von Tirol das Tannheimer Tal und das Lechtal bei Reutte sowie vom einstigen Großherzogtum Baden den Teil östlich der Linie Neuhausen o. E.–Stockach–Ludwigshafen. Die benachbarten großlandlandschaftlichen Wörterbücher sind gegen Westen, Nord- und Südwesten das Badische Wörterbuch, gegen Süden das Schweizerische Idiotikon, das Vorarlbergische Wörterbuch und das Wörterbuch der bairischen Mundarten in Österreich, gegen Osten das Bayerische Wörterbuch und gegen Nordosten das Ostfränkische Wörterbuch. Während sich die West- und die Ostgrenze des Bearbeitungsgebiets an der Ausdehnung der schwäbischen Mundart orientiert, greift es infolge des Entscheids, ganz Württemberg einzubeziehen, im Norden weit in den fränkischen und im Süden in den bodenseealemannischen Raum hinein. Das Schwäbische Wörterbuch gehört in diejenige Gruppe der großlandschaftlichen Wörterbücher, die nicht allein die zur Sammel- und Bearbeitungszeit des Wörterbuchs lebendige Mundart, sondern auch die historische Sprache dokumentiert. Es deckt damit sowohl den schwäbischen Dialekt als auch die schwäbische Kanzleisprache und damit einen Zeitraum vom Spätmittelalter bis ins frühe 20. Jahrhundert ab. Das Wörterbuch dokumentiert einerseits den gesprochenen und dialektliterarisch verschrifteten Wortschatz, wie er in den Jahrzehnten vor und nach 1900 geläufig war, anderseits den historischen Wortschatz aus Rechtsquellen, Urkunden, Chroniken und weiteren schriftlichen Zeugnissen. Die Anordnung der Wörter ist weitgehend glattalphabetisch; ausgenommen davon ist die Zusammenfassung der Anlaute b/p, d/t, f/v und k/q. Die Lemmatisierung geschieht im Wesentlichen gemäß der schriftsprachlichen oder einer schriftsprachlich gedachten Form; hochgestelltes n (d. h. nicht gesprochenes n, etwa in der Endung des Infinitivs) bedeutet, dass das Wort lebendig ist, tiefgestelltes n, dass es nur in der historischen Sprache vorkommt. Dem Lemma oder einer Bedeutung vorangesetztes † zeigt an, dass das Wort bzw. die jeweilige Bedeutung ausgestorben ist. In Teuthonista wird im Anschluss an das Lemma die Realisierung des Stichworts in den verschiedenen Dialekten wiedergegeben. Die Belegsätze werden kursiv gegeben, wenn sie der lebendigen Mundart zugehören, aufrecht, wenn sie aus historischen Quellen stammen. Das Schwäbische Wörterbuch richtet sich an Sprachwissenschaftler, Volkskundler und Vertreter anderer Disziplinen ebenso wie an den interessierten Laien. Initiator war Adelbert von Keller (1812–1883), der ein Schwäbisches Wörterbuch nach dem Vorbild von Johann Andreas Schmellers Bayrischem Wörterbuch machen wollte und hierfür eine Sammlung von 300.000 bis 400.000 Zetteln, von Hinweisen zu Liedern, Sitten und Gebräuchen sowie etwa 400 Aufsätzen anlegte. Es war ihm jedoch nicht mehr vergönnt, das Material vollständig zu ordnen. Hermann Fischer (1851-1920), der 1869 bis 1873 Kellers Schüler war, übernahm in Absprache mit seinem Lehrer die Aufgabe, das Wörterbuch zu schaffen. 1886 verschickte Fischer Fragebögen an die Pfarrämter Württembergs, Hohenzollerns, Südostbadens, Bayerisch-Schwabens, Bayerisc [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schwäbisches Wörterbuch. Auf Grund der von Adelbert v. Keller begonnenen Sammlungen und mit Unterstützung des Württembergischen Staates. 7 Bände in 6 Teilbänden: A-Z + Nachträge. Bearbeitet von Hermann Fischer.

      Tübingen: Laupp 1904-36. - Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf Vorsatz- und Titelblättern. Einbände minimal angestaubt. Rücken von Band 2 mit Buntstiftspur/-markierung. Ansonsten gut erhaltenes, innen sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 4° (27 x 22 cm). Orig.-Leinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Rotschnitten. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. 7 Bände in 6 Teilbänden (vollständig). / Mischauflage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard.

      London: Harper & Brothers, 1904. First edition of what many consider to be the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original blue cloth stamped in gilt. An excellent near fine example with some light rubbing, spine gilt nice and bright, tasteful bookplate to the front board. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A gripping tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion, set in the fictional South American mining town of Sulaco, Conrad employs flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and its effects on men. "Nostromo" is a classic tale of the power of money, its ability to corrupt and the turmoil that this corruption can create. Conrad's deep moral consciousness and masterful narrative technique are at their best in what many consider one of his best works. Named by Modern Library as one of top 100 novels of the twentieth century.

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        Mission scientifique en Amérique du Sud (Bolivie, République Argentine, Chili, Pérou)

      1904 - 11 vol. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1904-11, in-8, 11 vol, vélin à la bradel aux armes, dos lisses ornés, têtes dorées, premières couvertures conservées (reliure de l'époque), Contient: - CREQUI de MONTFORT, SENECHAL de LA GRANGE. Rapport sur une mission scientifique en Amérique du Sud (Bolivie, République Argentine, Chili, Pérou). Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1904. In-8, (2) ff de fx-titre et de titre, p. 81 à 129, 4pl. Extrait des "Nouvelles Archives des Missions scientifiques", t.12. - BOMAN (Eric). Antiquités de la région andine de la République argentine et du désert d'Atacama. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1908. 2 vol. in-8 de I. XI, 388pp, 2 cartes, 32 pl. - II. (2) ff de fx-titre et de titre, p. 389 à 948, (1) f. d'errata, pl. n° 33 à 83, 2 tableaux, 1pl en couleurs représentant une fresque, 1 carte. Soit 3 cartes, 83 planches, 2 tableaux et une fresque en couleurs. - CHERVIN (Arthur). Anthropologie bolivienne. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1908-7. 3 vol. in-8 de I. XL, (2), 411pp,24pl. (n° 2 à 25. Il n'existe pas de pl. n°1). - II. (4), 435 pp. - III. (6), 151 pp, 1pl, pl. n° 26 à 105. Soit 105 planches. - COURTY (G.). Explorations géologiques dans l'Amérique du Sud suivi de tableaux météorologiques. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1907. In-8, XIV, 208 pp, 1 carte, 1 graphique, 8 pl. - HUOT (V.). Géographie des hauts plateaux des Andes. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1908. In-8, (4), 84 pp. - NEVEU-LEMAIRE (M.). Les lacs des hauts plateaux de l'Amérique du Sud. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1906. In-8, VI, 197 pp, 18 pl. - NEVEU-LEMAIRE (M.). Notes physiologiques et médicales concernant les hauts plateaux de l'Amérique du Sud. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1908. In-8, VII, 160 pp. - NEVEU-LEMAIRE (M.), GRANDIDIER (G.). Notes sur les mammifères des hauts plateaux de l'Amérique du Sud. Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1911. In-8, VIII, 127 pp, 7 pl. Aux armes proches de la famille de Monteynard, en Dauphiné (Olivier n°2455-1) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journals of the Continental Congress. 34 Vols. 1904-1937 Complete set

      1904. Indispensable Primary Record of the Continental Congress Ford, Worthington C., Primary Editor. Journals of the Continental Congress 1774-1789. Edited From the Original Records in the Library of Congress. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904-1937, 1976. 34 volumes and 1 index volume. Complete set. Plates, illustrations, facsimiles, three folding facsimiles in pocket at rear of Volume One. Original tan cloth, moderate shelfwear and soiling. Index volume bound in buckram, negligible shelfwear. Internally clean, a few hinges cracked, some signatures unopened. Ex-library. Bookplates to pastedowns of most volumes, location numbers to a few spines. A nice set. * Only edition of 2000 copies. The text was transcribed from the manuscript journals transferred to the Library of Congress from the Department of State. Recorded during the First and Second Continental Congresses and based on the original manuscript records and Journals, they provide extensive and valuable documentation of the revolutionary era. Some of the material appears in print for the first time here, including the "Secret Journals," the "Rough Journals" and the "Corrected Journals." Each volume contains bibliographical notes and an index. Laid into volume one is a handbill concerning this title's distribution: "the entire work may comprise 14 or 15 volumes and the publication extends over 5 or 6 years."

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        Nagyberezna-Uzsok Railway Tunnels and Viaducts

      Around 1904-1905 - 8 original, vintage sepia photographs. Sizes: (3) 180 × 130 mm; (4) 140 × 90 mm; (1) 165 × 115 mm. Collection of 8 photographs taken during the building of Zakarpattia Oblast Railway Network between Nagyberezna and Uzsok (today: ??????? ???????? [Velikij Bereznij] - ???? [Uzhok]). This 40 km part of the network was finished in 1905. This line was built mostly for military purposes, and not for commercial as the other railroads between Hungary and Galicia. Due to the highland area there are several bridges, viaducts (7) and tunnels (6) on the railroad. These photos are showing the works at Csorbadomb, near Uzsok: the querry and the mining carts on the temporary wooden viaduct, the entrance and the building process of the tunnel at Uzsok. There is an image of the architects and investors of the project captured at the entrance of the tunnel while posing on a draisine. Stained, slightly faded. Some edges broken, one torn. Overall in good condition.

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        Due figure femminili.

      1904 - Luigi Bonazza è nato nel 1877 ad Arco, in provincia di Trento, fra il 1893 e il 1897 ha studiato con Luigi Comel presso la Scuola Reale Elisabettiana di Rovereto. Nel 1897 si è trasferito a Vienna dove si iscrive alla Kunstgewerbeschule. Ha studiato pittura con Felician von Myrbach e Franz von Matsch ed è entrato contatto con le secessioni. Nel 1904 vinse un concorso per la realizzazione di una locandina per la Società alpinisti tridentini.\rNel 1912 è tornato a Trento dove assieme ad altri artisti ha fondato il Circolo Artistico Trentino. Fra il 1914 e gli anni quaranta decora la propria casa, rimodellandola secondo gli ideali artistici viennesi. Per evitare l’arruolamento nell’esercito dell’Impero Austro-Ungarico fuggì in Italia: fra il 1916 e il 1918 vive a Vizzola Ticino, vicino Milano. Qui lavora per Gianni Caproni realizzando acquarelli e incisioni sul volo. Tornò a Trento nel 1918 con la fine della prima guerra mondiale. In seguito dipinge soprattutto paesaggi neodivisionisti e ritratti. Fra il 1932 e il 1933 ha decorato il Palazzo delle Poste di Trento. Visse per un periodo a Torbole sul Garda, ma durante la seconda guerra mondiale rimase a Trento nonostante i bombardamenti fino al 1944, quando si spostò a Bosentino. Dopo la guerra tornò a Trento, ma negli anni cinquanta dovette smettere di dipingere a causa di un peggioramento della vista. Morì nel 1965. Pubblicata a pg. 100 scheda n. 186 del catalogo di Maurizio Scudiero dal titolo "Luigi Bonazza: opere inedite". Formato: China su carta di cm 31,5x22,5. Buono.

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        The Complete Works. Translated from the Original Russian and Edited by Leo Wiener. The novels include: Anna Karenina, War and Peace, The Kossacks, etc.

      New York, NY: Colonial Press / Boston: Dana Estes and Company, 1904-05., 1904. 24 volumes, complete; Octavo. Title page printed in red and black. Elegantly hand-bound in half brown oasis morocco with green title labels, gilt decoration to spines, raised bands, cloth boards, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with engraved and photogravure plates. Internally very clean; one or two corners bumped. A superb library set in a handsome recent leather binding.

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        Kunstformen der Natur. Hundert Illustrationstafeln mit beschreibendem Text, allgemeine Erläuterung und systematische Übersicht.

      Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1904 - o.S., Supplement 51 S. mit 100 (45 chromo-) lith.Tafeln. Einband berieben, bestoßen, fleckig, auf der hinteren Rückenkante oben mit Blasenbildung und an hinterem Rückenfalz unten mit ca. 2 cm langem Einriss. Das Buch ist durchgehend etwas fleckig (am Anfang auch stärker). Handschriftlicher Besitzereintrag (Dr. Pohlmann Erfurt 1905) auf Vorsatz. Tafel 31 mit ca. 2 cm langem Einriss (außerhalb der Abb.), Tafel 45 mit 2 ca. 3 mm langen Einrissen, Tafel 59 und die Tafeln 76-100 mit bis zu 1 cm breiten, schmalen Feuchtigkeitsrand an der Langseite. Insgesamt (trotz der beschriebenen Mängel) ein recht gut erhaltener, sammelwürdiger Band. Mit dem Supplementheft vollständiges Exemplar im reich illustrierten Verlagseinband. Die "Kunstformen der Natur" erschienen von 1899 (so ist auch das Vorwort datiert) bis 1904 (so auch das datierte Nachwort von Haeckel) in 10 Heften und wurden dann zusammen mit dem Supplementheft von 51 Seiten in Buchform herausgegeben. Das Werk hatte einen nicht unerheblichen Einfluss auf die zeitgenössische Kunst. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 36 x 28 cm, illustriertes Verlagsleinen mit umlaufendem,marmoriertem Schnitt

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        Pine Creek Gold Mining Co. Prospectus

      - A mining prospectus from the gold country of Gilpin County, Colorado, circa 1904. Green staplebound wrappers have some toning and light dampstaining along spine edge. Very light toning and dampstaining of page edges, light soil and creasing, corner wear, and small tears on last leaf. Very scarce, with no copies found on OCLC. This prospectus from the Pine Creek Gold Mining Company owned by Charles Barrick of Denver offers the first allotment of 100,000 shares at two cents a share. Included are three photos of the mine and its workers and one cross-section of Oregon Hill and its veins. Barrick describes his seven claims and the potential for expansion, optimistically indicating that a large ore body is sure to be found. "Gold Mines, Like Farms, Bring Wealth and Farms as Well as Mines pay Only When Developed." The mine was situated near what is now the ghost town of Apex, Colorado. ; B&W Illustrations; 7" x 9 1/4"; 16 pp [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pine Creek Gold Mining Co Prospectus

      Good with no dust jacket. First Edition. Pamphlet. A mining prospectus from the gold country of Gilpin County, Colorado, circa 1904. Green staplebound wrappers have some toning and light dampstaining along spine edge. Very light toning and dampstaining of page edges, light soil and creasing, corner wear, and small tears on last leaf. Very scarce, with no copies found on OCLC. This prospectus from the Pine Creek Gold Mining Company owned by Charles Barrick of Denver offers the first allotment of 100,000 shares at two cents a share. Included are three photos of the mine and its workers and one cross-section of Oregon Hill and its veins. Barrick describes his seven claims and the potential for expansion, optimistically indicating that a large ore body is sure to be found. "Gold Mines, Like Farms, Bring Wealth and Farms as Well as Mines pay Only When Developed." The mine was situated near what is now the ghost town of Apex, Colorado. ; B&W Illustrations; 7" x 9 1/4"; 16 pp .

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        OSAMELY OSTROV

      1904 Original aquatint, framed, signed by author, colloured aquatint, 1904, dimensions of picture 250 x 370 mm, dimensions of frame: 460 x 580 mm. Rare. Excellent condition. || Oirginalgraphik, eingerahmt, signiert vom Autor, kolorierte Aquatinta, Dimension der Abbildung: 250 x 370 mm, Dimension des Rahmens: 460 x 580 mm. Sehr selten. Intakter Zustand.Vojtech Preissig

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. 6. Auflage. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Sechste, gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Neuer Abdruck. 20 Bände. Mit mehr als 11.000 Abbildungen im Text und auf über 1.400 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 130 Textbeilagen. (In Band 20 wird angegeben: Mit mehr als 16.800 Abbildungen im Text und auf über 1.500 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 160 Textbeilagen).

      Leipzig und Wien: Bibliographisches Institut, 1904 - 1909. - Zusammen ca 18590 Seiten mit mehr als 150.000 Artikeln und Verweisen, mit 16831 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text und auf 1522 Illustrationstafeln, (darunter 180 Farbdrucktafeln, zumeist Chromolithographien, und 343 Kartenbeilagen) sowie 160 Textbeilagen, ornamental verzierte Vorsatzblätter in Golddruck. Vgl. Seemann/Peche, Bibliotheca Lexicorum 430: "Aufgrund der geringen Lichtbeständigkeit des roten Leders sind sehr gut erhaltene Exemplare dieser Ausgabe heute sehr selten" (S.382) * * * Gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar und dekorative Reihe. * * * Ergänzungsband und Supplemente, vier Bände, auf Anfrage. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 49000 25,5 x 16,5 cm, rote Original-Halblederbände nach Entwurf von Otto Eckmann mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Eichenlaub-Bordüren an Kopf und Fuß, Deckel grün bezogen, Lederecken, Kopfgoldschnitt, olivgrüner Seiten- und Fußschnitt.

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        Minne

      1904 - 293 pp. Paris, Ollendorff, 1904, in-12, 293 pp, reliure de l'époque, signée de Creuzevault, à dos à la Bradel et coins de maroquin brun foncé, dos lisse, entièrement non rogné, couverture et dos conservés, Un des 50 premiers exemplaires (N°2), numérotés sur papier de Hollande. Écrit à l'instigation de son premier mari Willy, lequel la maintenait dans une forme de « servitude littéraire » aux premiers temps de leur mariage, Colette reprit quelques années plus tard "Minne" (1904) et "Les Égarements de Minne" (1905) pour les refondre en un seul volume : "L'Ingénue libertine". Bien conservé, en belle reliure signée de l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Forestry] A chromolithographed and manuscript charter for the Toledo, Ohio, branch or 'court' of the Order of Independent Foresters

      Toronto: Toronto Lithographing Co. Ltd, 1904. Lithographed and manuscript text within elaborate chromolithographic surround. Overall toning, some expert small repaired tears. A very fine example of the chromolithographer's art. This exuberant example of turn-of-the-20th-century design, incorporating many symbolic elements - some of a general nature (personifications of Liberty, Justice, Benevolence and Truth), others of a more specific nature - the moose's head, the horn, bow and arrows, etc. This is a relatively early example of an Independent Order of Foresters charter - the Order originated in New Jersey in 1874 as a mutual benefit society. Currently, the majority of its over one million members are from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The charter is largely lithographic - only the date, the fourteen names of the 'First Staff of Officers' and details of the name and location of the Toledo 'court' are in manuscript.

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        A Little Union Scout

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1904. First Edition. Octavo. Signed by the author and with the bookplate of Frederick W. Skiff. Skiff was a collector and bibliophile. He amassed one of the most important private libraries in the United States, with particular emphases on literature and history.181pp., illustrated with 8 plates, bound in a green pictorial cloth designed by William James Jordan [fl. 1889-1914] and binding signed with his initials WJ. A fine bright copy with light bumps to two corners. The story of General Forrest, a young soldier who is ordered to capture a Federal scout named Leroy who has succeeded in outwitting the Confederates. The scout turns out to be none other than a fascinating young woman with whom her captor speedily falls in love. A lovely copy.

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        THE TABLES OF THE LAW AND THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1904. 12mo. Original printed wrappers. Light fraying at overlap wrapper edges, as often, properly deaccessioned institutional duplicate (see below), else a nice copy. First public edition, and an interesting association copy, inscribed on the front free endsheet: "To Gordon Bottomley (in hopes of drawing a letter) from Edward Thomas 22. vii. 04." With the stamps (small, circular, on title-page with shelf numbers elsewhere) and library label ("The Gift of Claude Colleer Abbott," on verso of half-title) of The Library of East Anglia, and a pencil note "withdrawn 12/85." For more on the friendship between Thomas and Bottomley see LETTERS FROM EDWARD THOMAS TO GORDON BOTTOMLEY, edited by George R. Thomas, 1968. WADE 25.

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        Report on the Basin of the Upper Nile

      Cairo: National Printing Department, 1904. First. Orig. Printed Boards. VG (spine torn). with proposals for the improvement of that river. to which is added a report upon Lake Tsana and the Rivers of the Eastern Soudan by Mr. Dupuis. 196 pp. Profuse ill., folding maps, and folding plans, folding ill. plus large section of appendices.

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        Original Admission Ticket to Winston S. Churchill's 15 June 1904 speech to the Free Trade League of his future North West Manchester constituency

      Manchester: Free Trade League, North-West Manchester Division Branch, 1904. At 3:00 pm on Wednesday, June 15, 1904, Winston Churchill delivered a lengthy speech in the hall of the Midland Hotel to the local Free Trade League branch of his future North West Manchester constituency. This rather remarkable little item is an original admission ticket to the meeting. Just 29 years old, Churchill was a promising but already controversial young leader who had yet to experience either the trying failures or supreme triumphs that cemented his place in history. And he had just made one of the watershed decisions that would define the early decades of his political career and set the tone for the obdurate anti-orthodoxy in the face of personal conviction that would characterize the entirety of the six decades in Parliament that still lay before him. Only two weeks before, on May 31, 1904, Churchill had left his fatherÂ’s Conservative Party and crossed the aisle to become a Liberal. Churchill was beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive cause and be branded a traitor to his class. Free trade was a policy issue on which he had opposed Conservative Party leadership and which had helped precipitate his defection from the party. It would be North West Manchester that would soon provide a constituency to Churchill, even if his relationship with the constituency proved brief and fraught. In his 64-year parliamentary career, Churchill represented five different constituencies. His second – North West Manchester – was also his shortest. ChurchillÂ’s speech of June 15, 1904 was delivered to “a meeting of business men belonging either to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce or to the Free Trade League.” His speech would be published in 1906 in the now exceptionally rare volume of his speeches titled For Free Trade (pp.82-106). Of note, in the summer of 1903, ChurchillÂ’s close friend and political ally Lord Hugh Cecil (who would serve as best man at ChurchillÂ’s wedding in 1908), helped found the Free Trade Union, which was “primarily a central propaganda body” that “maintained relations with spontaneously formed local Free Trade organisations. The most important of these was the Free Trade League of Manchester…” (P.F. Clarke, Lancashire and the New Liberalism, p.276) ChurchillÂ’s first constituency (from 1900-1906) as a Member of Parliament – Oldham – favored the Conservative policy of protectionism. ChurchillÂ’s advocacy of free trade and defection to the Liberal Party led the Oldham Conservative Association to pass a resolution that he “had forfeited their confidence in him.” Churchill was invited to stand for North West Manchester, a traditionally Conservative seat that he won as a Liberal in the 1906 General Election. North West Manchester was “one of nine of that cityÂ’s constituencies, with a tiny electorate of just 10,000, of whom almost a third were Jewish. Churchill polled 5,639 votes with a majority of 1,241Â… By now a junior minister, he was almost entirely concerned with national and international affairs.” (Douglas Hall, Finest Hour #103, pp.49-50) In 1908, when Churchill was promoted to the Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade, custom required that he submit to re-election. His by-election became a test of confidence in the Liberal government. Forced to defend the GovernmentÂ’s policy, targeted by vengeful Conservatives, and hounded on the hustings by Suffragettes, Churchill was narrowly defeated by the Conservative candidate. It seems rather remarkable that this original ticket to ChurchillÂ’s June 15 1904 speech on the issue of the day to his future Manchester constituency has survived. The ticket measures 4.5 x 3 inches and is printed in black ink on one side of bright yellow card stock. “MR. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL, M.P.” is prominently printed at the center the card and the subject of his address is titled “THE FISCAL QUESTION.” Condition of the ticket is nearly perfect, with virtually no soiling or wear and retaining bright, unfaded color.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        A WESTERN TRIP

      [Detroit]: For private circulation only, 1904. Small quarto. Original gilt pictorial light brown leather, red silk endpapers. Minor shelf wear. A bit of light offsetting from the color photographs. Near fine. A presentation copy, warmly inscribed by Schmidt on the front free endpaper to the Hoeft family of Rogers City, Michigan. Paul Hoeft was a Michigan lumber magnate who donated land on Lake Huron to the state of Michigan in 1922, which became Hoeft State Park. A remarkable book, printed in a very small number for private circulation, and featuring a number of original photographic prints. Schmidt, his daughter, and two friends left Chicago for Wyoming and the West in the summer of 1901. They spent several weeks in Yellowstone, and Schmidt recounts their adventures in great detail, with descriptions of the park, their hiking expeditions, the characters they encountered, and more. One chapter is devoted to a fishing trip, and the final chapter describes a visit to a mine in Montana. The color pictures are photochrome prints after photographs by William Henry Jackson, who, as the official photographer of the Hayden Survey in the 1870s, took the first photographs of Yellowstone. The photochrome process was invented in Switzerland, and the American rights were purchased by the Detroit Publishing Company around 1895. Jackson served as a director of the newly-created Photochrom Company subsidiary, and praised the photochrome process in his memoirs as a "process hardly improved today." The pictures ably convey the natural beauty of the region that became America's first national park. The black and white photographs were taken by Schmidt and his companions and show the sites they visited, including several candid shots of Yellowstone. This is the scarce second edition, with the black and white photographs printed onto the text leaves. The original photochrome prints are mounted. "Printed in a few copies...An interesting journal of the Yellowstone Country, and because of the circumstances of its printing, extremely difficult to come by" - Eberstadt. Scarce and quite interesting. HOWES S170, "aa." STREETER SALE 4123. EBERSTADT 136:667d. STREETER SALE 4123. TRAVELING THRU WONDERLAND, pp.40-41.

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        The Works

      Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Head Press,, 1904. 10 volumes, octavo. Publisher's green quarter morocco, titles to spine gilt, green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With frontispiece portraits. Spines a little rubbed and faded but overall an excellent set. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies printed on handmade paper.

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        Stella Fregelius.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1904. A Tale of Three Destinies. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and within single-fillet frame to front cover in gilt, black surface-paper endpapers. Spine rolled, corners bumped, a few small faint marks to covers, front free endpaper with a minor chip to fore edge and discreet ownership inscription to verso. An excellent, fresh copy. First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, with a signed inscription from Haggard to Sir Oliver Lodge on his Ditchingham House letterhead mounted to the front pastedown, bearing the short message, "In recollection a very interesting evening, 1. Feb: 1904", and additionally with the ink-stamp of "F. Brodie Lodge, Floore House" to the initial blank, above a manuscript note reading "Ex Normanton Library, October 1940". Lodge was a noted physicist who made important contributions to the study of electricity and radio waves though became increasingly discredited owing to his stubborn advocacy of the ether theory, and in particular "through its application in his later books to psychical matters and to the spiritualism with which this had become increasingly associated" (ODNB). He eventually became President of the Society for Psychical Research and found a friend in Rider Haggard, who "more than dabbled in spiritualism, believed in reincarnation, and sought answers to the meaning of life in the world's ancient myths" (idem). Francis Brodie Lodge was Oliver's second son and had a successful career as an electrical engineer. Normanton House, near Lake in Wiltshire, was the Lodge family home. Ditchingham was the Norfolk estate of Rider Haggard's wife, Louisa Magritson, and though the couple were married in 1880, it was only with the publication of She in 1887 that the author was able to buy out the tenants and make Ditchingham his home. Stella Fregelius was first published in the US the previous year.

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