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        11 Titles : de Josepho Exoniensi vel Iscano Thesim Proponebat (1877); La Thèatre en Angleterre depuis la Conquête, Deuxième Édition, (1881);Les Anglais au Moyen Åge, La Vie Nomade et les Routes d'Angleterre au 14e Siècle, (1884); Le Roman Anglais origine et Formation des Grandes Écoles de Romanciers du 18e Siècle, (1886); Le Anglais au Moyen Åge, L'Épopée Mystique de William Langland, (1893) Le Roman d'un Roi d'Ecosse (1895); Histoire Littéraire de Peuple Anglais au Rennaissance, Deuxième Édition (1896); Histoire Abrégée de la Littéraure de Anglaise (1896); Shakespeare en France sous L'Ancien Régime (1898); Histoire Littéraire de Peuple Anglais de la Rennaissance à la Guerre Civile (1904), INSCRIBED;

      various publishers, Paris 1904 - First editions except where indicated. Several with Illustrations. 11 vols. 4to, 8vo & 12mo. Jusserand was a close friend of Senator Lodge's while he was living in Washington, D.C. One the titles is inscribed. Bound uniformally in half tan polished calf and marbled boards, with most original wrappers bound-in, some spines sunned, else about fine. Each has the Bookplate of Henry Cabot Lodge Several with Illustrations. 11 vols. 4to, 8vo & 12mo [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Cabbages and Kings

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1904. First Edition. Hard Cover. First issue, with "McClure, Phillips & Co." imprint on spine. A very near fine copy of author's first book, showing little or no wear, and quite scarce as such. The phrase "Banana Republic" was coined here and is heard today, more than ever. The title is taken from a poem in "Through the Looking glass" by Lewis Carroll: "The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things; Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, And cabbages and kings." (The Walrus and the Carpenter). "The incidents embracing as they do, a variety of subjects, hang loosely together, so loosely in fact, that at times one finds no apparent connection between them at all, and yet in the end one sees how each is intimately related to the other......Written by a less able hand than O. Henry's the book might have been a sad jumble, perhaps comprehensible to none but the Walrus - but as it is, one finds a joy in its every obscurity." (Contemporary New York Times Book Review). A beauriful copy; armorial book plate.

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        CABBAGES AND KINGS.

      New York: New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904., 1904. First edition. 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...."

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        11 Titles : de Josepho Exoniensi vel Iscano Thesim Proponebat (1877); La Thèatre en Angleterre depuis la Conquête, Deuxième Édition, (1881);Les Anglais au Moyen Ã…ge, La Vie Nomade et les Routes d'Angleterre au 14e Siècle, (1884); Le Roman Anglais origine et Formation des Grandes Écoles de Romanciers du 18e Siècle, (1886); Le Anglais au Moyen Ã…ge, L'Épopée Mystique de William Langland, (1893) Le Roman d'un Roi d'Ecosse (1895); Histoire Littéraire de Peuple Anglais au Rennaissance, Deuxième Édition (1896); Histoire Abrégée de la Littéraure de Anglaise (1896); Shakespeare en France sous L'Ancien Régime (1898); Histoire Littéraire de Peuple Anglais de la Rennaissance à la Guerre Civile (1904), INSCRIBED;

      Paris: various publishers, 1904. First editions except where indicated. Several with Illustrations. 11 vols. 4to, 8vo & 12mo. Bound uniformally in half tan polished calf and marbled boards, with most original wrappers bound-in, some spines sunned, else about fine. Each has the Bookplate of Henry Cabot Lodge. First editions except where indicated. Several with Illustrations. 11 vols. 4to, 8vo & 12mo. Jusserand was a close friend of Senator Lodge's while he was living in Washington, D.C. One the titles is inscribed.

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        The Canadian Government Telegraphs Report on the Canadian Government Telegraph lines, compiled up to 1st April, 1904, and maps of the different Sections or Systems

      Canada: Department of Public Works, 1904. unbound. Set of 8 Map. Color lithograph. In original cardboard case. This set of eight maps depicts the government telegraph lines throughout the dominion of Canada. Issued by the Department of Public Works, contains the maps of the different sections or systems to accompany the report on the Canadian Government telegraph lines, compiled up to 1st August, 1904. The maps include an index map and seven other regional maps depicting the British Columbia and Yukon System, the Northwest Territories system, Pelee Island, Ontario system, Chicoutimi and North shore of St. Lawrence and Gulf, Grosse Isle system, Bay of Fundy system, Chatham-Escuminac, New Brunswick system and the Magdalen Island system. Each map notes important cities and telegraph lines are shown with red and black lines. The maps are printed on onion skin paper and are brittle and fragile. Some maps show rips along folds. Surplus of Library of Congress stamp. All maps slip into an envelope inside hard cover case. Gives a good overview of the telegraph system in the early 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED

      - A fairly large image (7-1/4" x 9-1/4") mounted on 10" x 13" stiff board with the photographer's stamp at the bottom center "Alman & Co./436 Fifth Ave., N.Y./and Newport, R.I." depicting an elderly Howe holding a baby and surrounded by three family members including her two daughters who wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning biography of their mother. SIGNED in ink below the image: "Julia Ward Howe/Jan. 26th, 1904." The verso of the photograph is SIGNED by one of those daughters, Laura Richards: "Mrs. Henry Richards/Gardiner, Maine." Howe, active in the women's suffrage movement, is perhaps best known as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," written at night near the beleaguered capital of Washington at the beginning of the Civil War. It earned her the grand total of $5 upon its publication in THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY along with the added bonus of instant and lasting fame. Later she became president of the New England Woman Suffrage Association as well as the Association of the Advancement of Women. Howe was honored as the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1908, two years before her death at 91. Signed photographs of Howe are quite scarce. Dampstaining nearly entirely restricted to the margins and mostly visible on the rear, hardly affecting the photograph and not touching Howe's signature. Very Good [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Whistler As I Knew Him

      Adam and Charles Black, London - 1904. The deluxe issue, one of only 500 numbered copies, signed by Menpes and with an original Whistler etching as the frontispiece. Large thick 4to white decorated cloth stamped in black and red and lettered in gilt. Just a couple of tiny marks to the covers, else a fine, clean copy. Scarce in this remarkable condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Traité d'anatomie humaine

      1904 - 4 forts vol. , T.I: VI, 1022 Paris, O. Doin, 1904-1905, in-4, 4 forts vol. , T.I: VI, 1022 pp.; T.II: 980 pp.; T.III: 880 pp.; T.IV: 1022 pp.;, demi-veau prune, dos à nerfs et fleuronné (Rel. de l'ép.), Cinquième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. Très nombreuses figures en couleur dans le texte. -T.I: ostéologie, arthrologie et myologie - T.II: angéiologie, névrologie (système nerveux central) - T.III : névrologie (système nerveux périphérique), organes des sens - T.IV: Appareils de la digestion, de la respiration et de la phonation et uro-génital, embryologie. Bel ensemble, dos passés, légères traces sur le dos des volumes 1 et 2, quelques griffures sur les plats, intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Potter, Beatrix] The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

      Frederick Warne and Co., London 1904 - First Issue. Original gray paper covered boards with central color pictorial oval insert on cover, lettering in dark green on cover and spine. Color pictorial endpapers, frontispiece and 26 full-page color illustrations by Potter. Has both first edition, first issue points: "muffatees" vs. "muffetees" and "we" in Roman and not italics, both on page 15. A superb copy, with all of the paper intact on the fragile covers, both hinges intact, and no repairs. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Monthly Changes of Japanese Street Scenes. Calendar for 1904.

      T. Hasegawa, Tokyo, - Crepe paper ed. 19.5 x 16cm. Slightly worn, folded on edges, internally slightly stained. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Isseido Booksellers, ABAJ, ILAB]
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        Nostromo. A Tale of the Seaboard.

      London andNew York. Harper and Brothers. 1904.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. thick 12mo, 18cm, The FirstEdition, 480p., original blue cloth, light blue stamped titles &decoration on front cover, gilt spine titles, some slight foxing towardsthe front margins on the preliminaries and less on the edges, someslight wear on the binding edges, produced on somewhat pulpy paper, verygood sound copy. (cgc) Provenance: Sold by Blackwell's, as noted on thefront endpaper to collector Hugh Whitney Morrison, 18 June 1969. TheBlackwell price was œ7.10.6. Purchased by David Mason Books, with hisnotation on the free fly, it was later sold to an Ottawa Collector. Smith pp34-36. The first book edition, first issue with all points. Page187 misnumbered as "871"; last page correctly numbered 480; Spine withtitle, author and publisher's name stamped in gilt. Etc. "Nostromo"first appeared serialized in "T.P.'s Weekly" in 1904. - In 1998, theModern Library ranked Nostromo 47th on its list of the 100 bestEnglish-language novels of the 20th century. F. Scott Fitzgerald said,"I'd rather have written Nostromo than any other novel." It is oftenregarded as Conrad's best novel. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        The Story of a Troll-Hunt

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

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        Autograph letter signed in full to Mr. Harvey Marson of the Worcester Chronicle, Worcester, England

      Elgar completed his concert overture In the South just the day before this letter was written; the work premiered at the Elgar Festival on March 14-16 of that year. 1904 was also the year in which his knighthood was announced and in which he was in negotiations regarding a professorship of music at the University of Birmingham. "His abundant invention, largeness of vision, and strength and singularity of musical character place him high among European Romantic artists and at the peak of British music of his time. He drew inspiration from the culture and landscape of his own country, resourcefulness from the study of his continental colleagues; and contributed to all the major forms except opera, creating a significant body of symphonic literature, the finest oratorio by an Englishman, and in his popular music a style of direct national appeal." Diana McVeagh in Grove Music Online.. 1 page. Octavo. Dated Malverne, February 22, 1904. On a blue "Letter Card" with perforated edges, postmarked February 23 [1904]. Elgar knows nothing about ticket arrangements at Köln and suggests that Marson "write to the Committee. I am far too much occuplied just now to think of music!" Slightly worn; browned at edges; creased at fold.

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        MADAMA BUTTERFLY (1904). Tragedia giapponese di L.Illica e G.Giacosa. Tratta da J.L.Long e D.Belasco. Opera completa. Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Carlo Carignani, in due Atti, per la prima edizione assoluta da eseguirsi al Teatro alla Scala di Milano nella stagione Carnevale - Quaresima 1904. timbro a secco Febbraio 1904 (Pl.n°110000).

      RicordiCm.27,8x19,8. Pg.(10), 404. Coperta illustrata in tricromia da Montalti con rinforzo cartaceo al dorso. Fogli di guardia decorati. Con la tradizionale dedica, a stampa, alla Regina Elena, ed il ritratto in Platinotipia Bertieri. Rarissima prima edizione dello spartito per Canto e Pianoforte, in due Atti, per la rappresentazione scaligera del 17 febbraio 1904, la sera del famoso "fiasco". In tale occasione una delle sorelle di Puccini, Ramelde, scrisse al marito: "Alle due siamo andati a letto e non posso chiudere occhio; e dire che tutti eravamo tanto sicuri! Giacomo, poverino, non l'abbiamo mai veduto perché non si poteva andare sul palcoscenico. Siamo arrivati in fondo non so come. Il secondo atto non l'ho sentito affatto e, prima che l'opera finisse, siamo scappati dal teatro". L'opera fu ripresentata in tre atti, stavolta con grande successo, tre mesi dopo a Brescia. In quel breve lasso di tempo, Ricordi, notoriamente attentissimo agli andamenti commerciali della propria azienda, ritirò immediatamente il materiale già distribuito, con ciò di fatto rendendo estremamente difficile ad oggi la reperibilità sia dello spartito che del libretto. > Schickling, "Giacomo Puccini, Catalogue of the Works", 74.E.1, "Ricordi began the production of this edition only on 6 November 1903... According to the blind stamps and the registration dates, this edition probably was ready by the end of January 1904. It was announced in "Musica e Musicisti" of February 1904". Hopkinson, "A Bibliography of the Works of Giacomo Puccini", 6A, "This Opera, Puccini's favourite, was, as is well known, a complete failure at its first performance and is in the front rank of fatal operatic first nights. Not only was it hurriedly withdrawn after the first night but publication of the first edition was stopped and copies immediately withdrawn from sale, thus ensuring its considerable rarity". Codice libreria 128431.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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        Kommission der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft für die Bodenfrage. VI. Material für das Schutzgebiet Südwestafrika. Unter Mitwirkung von Rechtsanwalt Dr. Rhode. Zusammengestellt von Dr. Hermann Hesse.

      Berlin, 1904. - Original-Halbleinwand, Größe 23 x 30 cm. In 4 Abschnitten. I. Die Erwerbung des Schutzgebietes (Lüderitzsche Erwerbungen, andere Landerwerbungen, die Schutzverträge), Feststellung der Grenzen, Anerkennung durch England, Deutsch-englisches und deutsch-portugiesisches Abkommen). II. Rechtsverhältnisse, Zeit der Besitzergreifung, deutsches Liegenschaftsrecht, Feststellung der Grenzen des Eingeborenenlandes, Schaffung von Reservaten, Kronland und Gesellschaftsland, Rechts, Pflichten und Tätigkeit der Landgesellschaften, Besiedlung des Landes. III. Das deutsche Liegenschaftsrecht. IV. Bergrecht, Forstrecht, Wegerecht, Weiderecht, Wasserrecht, Zölle und Steuern. 188 Seiten, 2 Karten, davon 1 gefaltet. Verschiedene Stempel. Ehemals Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg. Veröffentlichung eines bedeutenden Schriftstücks des Kaiserreiches zu seinen Eigentumsansprüchen in Südwestafrika.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        SOUVENIR OF NORTH WESTERN ALASKA ILLUSTRATED BY O D GOETZE

      [Grand Rapids, Mi, 1904. Oblong quarto. Original pictorial wrappers, brown cloth backstrip. Minor wear, one text leaf with chip to bottom corner. Very good. A rich photographic record of Nome, Alaska during its heyday as one of the last of the great Gold Rush destinations. The text is entirely composed of black-and- white photographs of the Nome area, which began to lure gold seekers away from the Klondike beginning in 1899. The gold rush in Nome lasted about a decade. All of the photographs here are captioned in print, with some dated 1903 or 1904, boom years for Nome. The photographs were the work of Otto Daniel Goetze, a Missouri native who moved to Nome in 1900. In Nome, Goetze established the Alaska Photo Company with his brother. As expected, many of the views here center around mining activities, with an almost equal number of images concerned with the indigenous population. Over twenty images feature Eskimo families and individuals ranging from the most primitive settings to a studio photograph of a young married couple attired in their finest native dress. Other photos show a panoramic view of Nome, street views of the town, the waterfront, steamers delivering passengers, native grave sites, Fort Davis and the U.S. post at St. Michael, Dutch Harbor, Whalen, Siberia, a bird's-eye view of Dawson City, and much more. A scarce book, with only seventeen copies in OCLC. OCLC 12644061.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      O. O., 11. (JK) bzw. 24. (GK). II. 1904. - 1 p. on bifolium. 8vo. Written in English to the Philadelphia newspaper, "The North American". Nine months have passed since the beginning of the war, and Tolstoy, an advocate of non-violence, was one of the world's leading voices. His opinions were of great interest to his readers, and the present letter is an answer to the newspaper's query: "I am neither for Russia nor Japan, but for laboring people of both, deceived by governments and obliged to fight against their welfare, conscience and religion". - Some damage to edges and foldings. Quoted (with departures) in: H. Troyat, Tolstoy (New York 1967), p. 615.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

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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."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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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)

      Methuen & Co, London 1904 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        BABES IN TOYLAND

      1904 - MacDONOUGH, Glen. [With Anna Alice CHAPIN]. BABES IN TOYLAND. Illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts. NY: Fox Duffield Company, 1904. 8vo., pictorial tan cloth, stamped in black and red. First Edition. Basis for the classic 1934 comic operetta film of the same name, starring the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy. Very Good (moderate rubbing and small bump to one corner). Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather and cloth clam-shell box, with the title in red blocks on the spine and the depiction of a wooden soldier and some maidens on the front cover. A classic story in a lovely presentation! $850.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

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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]

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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.

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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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