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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 father?'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. Churchill?'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, Churchill?'s close friend and political ally Lord Hugh Cecil (who would serve as best man at Churchill?'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) Churchill?'s first constituency (from 1900-1906) as a Member of Parliament ?- Oldham ?- favored the Conservative policy of protectionism. Churchill?'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 city?'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 1,241… 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 Government?'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 Churchill?'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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      [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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The History Of The Standard Oil Company ~ Two Volume Set

      NY: McClure, Phillips & Company. VG-. 1904. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Red cloth. Slight shelf wear to edges. True first edition, first issue, published November, 1904. Some cracking near the spine on inside front cover of book 1. Text is tight and has normal aging for 110+ year old book. ; Written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904, The History of the Standard Oil Company was an exposé of the Standard Oil Company, run at that time by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, the richest figure in America's history. Originally serialized in 19 parts in McClure's magazine, the book was a seminal example of muckraking (known today as "investigative journalism") and inspired many other journalists to write about trusts. Trusts were large businesses that (in the absence of strong antitrust law in the 19th century) attempted to gain monopolies in various industries. The History of the Standard Oil Company was credited with hastening the breakup of Standard Oil, which came about in 1911. This is the full and complete digital version of both volumes, plus all appendices, illustrations, charts, tables, footnotes, index and fully hyperlinked. A truly fascinating work. The binding is slightly loose on Volume II. Guilt edge top. Illustrated by Plates. Volume One: 406 pages. Volume Two: 409 pages including index. "an effort on the part of the editors of McClure's Magazine to deal concretely in their pages with the trust question. In order that their readers might have a clear and succinct notion of the processes by which a particular industry passes from the control of the many to that of the few, they decided a few years ago to publish a detailed narrative of the history of the growth of a particular trust. ..." ; Drawings & photographs; 8vo; 406 & 409 pages .

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        Amtsblatt der freien und Hansestadt Hamburg. Konvolut mit den Jahrgängen 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917.

      Lütcke & Wulff Hamburg Zusammen 15 Bände. Mit zusammen über 15000 Seiten. Teils goldgeprägte Ohln, teils goldgeprägte Ohldr. 4°. In Band 1904 mit einigen, teils ausfaltbaren Karten ( Elbstrom mit Leuchtsignalen und der Befahrbarkeit für Fischereifahrzeuge - Reede von Krautsand - Reede von Brunsbüttel-Koog - Schiffahrt auf der Unterelbe ). Einbände mit unterschiedlichen Gebrauchsspuren, teils stärker berieben,teils bestoßen, Kapitale teils defekt. Einige Bände auch etwas stärker beschädigt. Innen diverse Bibliotheksvermerke. Einige Seiten etwas fleckig, wenige Seiten leicht beschädigt. Nicht bis ins einzelnste collationiert aber augenscheinlich cpl.. ( Lagerort LG ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Hamburg, Bekanntmachungen, Verordnungen, Drucksachen, Verwaltungsbehörden, Senat, Hamburger, Amtsblätter, Verwaltungsvorschriften, Erster Weltkrieg

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Shelley's Complete Works and Life

      London and Boston: Virtue and Company, 1904. Leather_bound. Fine. London and Boston: Virtue and Company, 1904. Leather_bound. Eight volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works and Life Percy Byshee Shelley. Edited Nathan Haskell Dole. The Laurel Edition is limited to one thousand copies which this set is number 229. Illustrated to set with title tissue guard. Title include Queen Mab And Other Poems, The Revolt of Islam, Prometheus Unbound And Other Poems, The Cenci, Peter Bell The Third, Cedipus Tyrannus, Prince Athanase, Rosalind And Helen, Julian And Maddalo, Epipsychidion, Anonais, Hellas, Miscellaneous Poems 1817-1822, Translations, Juvenilia, Letters of Shelley. Bound in three quarter blue morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper, A splendid set.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        Through the Highlands of Siberia

      London: Rowland Ward, 1904. First. Hardcover. VG. 259 pp, ill, fold out map, zebra end papers. Wild sheep in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia and in Siberia. Excellent appendix on outfitting for wild sheep hunting in Mongolia. A book with much information that still rings true. A very scarce and desirable title in first ed. VG copy, mild corner and spine tips wear, almost imperceptible soiling at top front board.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        The Life and Works of Laurence Sterne.

      New York: J.F. Taylor, 1904. Limited. hardcover. Frontis, illus., 12 vols., 8vo, full red morocco, gilt dec. raised spines, gilt tooling on outside and inside covers, front and back, pasted silk flyleaf. N.Y.: J.F. Taylor Co., (1904). Fine. The Stonegate edition, numbered 18 out of 150 sets.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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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      (Hartleben),, Wien 1904 - 2 Teile in 1 Bd. Wien (Hartleben), 1904. Gr. 8°. 404 S. mit 72 Textabb. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung sowie Farbschnitt. feines Ex. = Bekannte und unbekannte Welten, Bd. 83-84. Prachtausgabe. dt. EA. Fromm 26376. OLn. mit reicher Gold- und Schwarzprägung sowie Farbschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin]
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        Hadrian the Seventh. A Romance.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1904 - Octavo. Original purple boards, titles to spine gilt, title and pictorial decoration to front board in white, top edge gilt. Spine rolled, closed tear to tail of spine repaired, a little minor wear and bumping to tips, extremities lightly rubbed, small bump to head of front board, rear hinge cracked but holding. A very good copy. Title page printed in red. First edition, first impression, first issue binding with the decoration on the front board in white and later publisher's advertisements. Woolf A6. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Seaborne's Vendors and Purchasers: Being a concise manual; Vendors and Purchasers of Real Property

      Butterworth 1904 - 1904. 45 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards with decorative gilt.Two loose text pages. Good bright pages. Light tanning to the endpapers.Mild edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Boards slightly warped.Lean to the spine. Bright gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: World of Rare Books]
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        Salomé; A Tragedy in One Act: Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde

      Melmoth & Co, London 1904 - 8vo. 16 unbound plates. Green cloth over boards, titles in gilt, very good. . Illustrations for the 1907 edition of Oscar Wilde's Salome. Plates pierced at edges, one folded, illustrations not affected. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauer Rare Books]
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      London, Grant Richards, 1904.. FIRST EDITION 1904, small 8vo, 125 x 80 mm, 5 x 3 inches, light green cloth striped and lettered dark green, pages: (8), 95. Coloured frontispiece and 24 very good colour plates. Text and plates printed 1 side only. Humorous tone throughout with comments on motoring clothes, accessories of various sort, policemen hiding behind milestones to catch fast drivers, breakdowns, accidents, races, and other motorised vehicles, including a motorcycle and a motor air-ship. Spine slightly darkened, bookplate of Rupert E. Hubbuck on front pastedown, small neat inscription to him at top of front endpaper, contents crisp, bright and clean. A near Fine copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Ladies' Golf

      Hutchinson 1904 - Classic book on ladies' golf, including instruction, history, details of ladies' clubs and players etc. The author was the Open Ladies' Champion for 1899 and 1902. Many excellent photographs. 8vo. 352pp. Illustrated green boards with gilt titles etc. Edges a little rubbed , but essentially a very good copy of this rare book.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        REVISTA IBERICA DE EXLIBRIS - 1903. VOL. 1. Seguida del Inventario de Exlibris Ibericos.

      Joan Oliva Y Mila 1904 In - 8 gr., bella legatura in tela editoriale in stile ?modernista? e firmata Chirdò, con titolo impresso in caratteri gotici e oro, pp. IV,68 + 49 di ?Bibliografia y catalogo descriptivo formados por la Redaccion de la ?Revista Ibérica de exlibris?, vignetta silografica al frontespizio e numerose riproduzioni di ex - libris in b.n., in tinta e a colori, alcune applicate alla pagina e con 9 tavole f.t., in b.n. e a colori - di cui 3 applicate su cartoncino. Offriamo l?Anno I (1903), completo in 4 numeri, di questa rivista dedicata allo studio degli ex - libris e nata nel 1903, durante l?apogeo del Modernismo, che contiene numerosi articoli in lingua catalana, spagnola e portoghese. Edizione in tiratura limitata di 260 esemplari. Il ns. appartiene alla tiratua in 250 su ?papiel de hilo Guarro?. Restauro al margine bianco del frontespizio; qualche lieve fioritura intercalata nel t., altrimenti ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1904 - 1904 Original Hardback Wisden

      1904. Hi, Here we have a rare 1904 Original Hardback Wisden, in Good Condition. The 9th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to the front, the spine lettering has been restored and hence bright and. The boards are very good, odd small mark. The hinges have been repaired by a previous owner from their apperance. The yellow inside pages are very bright and next pages are blank before the bright and white pages that follow. Light foxing and an excellent photoplate. A rare Wisden.

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        Official Directory and Shippers' Guide of the Northern Pacific Railway 1904-1905

      St. Paul, MN: R. L. Polk and Company. Good. 1904. Hardcover. Issued for the General Freight Department of the Northern Pacific Railway by R. L. Polk and Company. Consists mainly of advertisements for businesses in communities along the route of the railroad, with descriptions of the living conditions in the towns. Edges of red cloth boards are rubbed, corners bumped, a bit of staining to surfaces and gilt a bit tarnished. Fold-out map at rear.; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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      Arlington [1904], Underwood. Cloth covered box, book case,. 98 of 100 sterographic photographs, very good, English text. captions in French, German, Spanish, Swedish & Russian,lacks. #6, 100 only, clean set, with seldom found cloth book case.. SUPERB PRE-1923 EARTHQUAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF JAPANESE & JAPAN A photographic record of Japan and her people. . Covering all aspects of life, travel, scenery, people at work & play, the Rickshaw man, children, Yokohama, Tokyo, Nagasaki, a travel guide, temples, fishermen, blacksmith, farmers, Kamakura and the Great Buddha, pilgrims, Mt. Fuji, mountain climbers, the home of Count Okuma, Bonzai, busy street scenes, weavers, castles, fortune tellers, potter, cloisonné makers, tea pickers, Count Okuma, gardens, Nara, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kintai bridge, Nagasaki, agriculture, tea ceremony & flowers. . And also Buddhist art & architecture, bamboo, volcanoes, castles, making and decorating of enamels & ceramics plus a host of other photographic views of the Japanese. . Each of these stereo cards has an individual number from 1-100, as issued with copious English text on the back side and on the front side as a brief caption. We may also have a period wooden stereo viewer, please inquire. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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      DENSLOW, W.W.. DENSLOW,W.W.. ORIGINAL ART: THE CORN DODGER FROM "THE PEARL AND THE PUMPKIN". Offered here is the original pen and ink drawing by Denslow that appears as a chapter heading for Chapter 6 of The Pearl and the Pumpkin by Paul West, published in 1904 by Dillingham. The original is done on art paper measuring 9 1/4" wide x 12" high and is nicely framed to 14 x 16 1/2". There are pencilled production notes in margins and the piece is in Fine condition, signed by Denslow including his characteristic sea-horse. The image is the Corn Dodger, a humanized ear of corn that is wearing a crown and holding a strand of corn silk in his hand. It is much larger than it appears in the book and is a wonderful, fanciful image.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Il Monte Cervino. Illustrazioni di Edoardo Rubino. Prefazione di Edmondo De Amicis. Nota geologica di Vittorio Novarese

      Hoepli, Milano 1904 - Bross. ed. figurata con alcune modeste abrasioni e piccole mancanze. Nuovo ds. in tela su cui è applicato il ds. cartaceo editoriale. Carte di guardia ingiallite, ma ottimi interni parzialmente a fogli chiusi. Ex libris Sacchetti all occhietto. Rara edizione originale. 4to (cm. 29,8), XVI-287 pp. con 14 tavv. a colori, 23 disegni a penna e 11 fotografie. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member]
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        THE HEART OF A CONTINENT: A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, Across the Gobi D

      New York 1904, Scribner's. Mustard cloth, very good, t.e.g.,. 332p., index, color fold-out map, 6 b.w. photos, 14.5 x 22.7. cm., in heavy mylar dj. protector.. WITH THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED, DATED LETTER TIPPED IN RARE !. WITH THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED & DATED LETTER TIPPED IN SUBTITLE: A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, Across the Gobi Desert, Through the Himalayas, the Pamirs, and Hunza, 1884-1894. *** RARE SIGNED, DATED LETTER FROM YOUNGHUSBAND: This title contains a letter on Sir Francis Younghusband's addressed stationery: "1, Vicarage Gate, Kensington, W.8." . The letter is dated: "Oct. 29.31." [1931]. It is addressed to his friend, "Dear Miss Tottenham." Younghusband replies to Ms.Tottenham's invitation for him to speak on "Dawn in India." . CONDITION: A very nice letter in Younghusband's hand, a couple very minor & faint stains to top and right side, else text very clean. *** Major General Sir George Younghusband (1859-1942), author and oriental traveler, *** Primary source and gripping narrative of mountain & desert travel in the Tibetan & Central Asian area. * The classic work of Central Asian exploration, perhaps the definitive work of its time. His journeys through the Pamirs established his reputation as a Central Asian explorer of the first rank and led to him being awarded the Founder's medal of the Royal Geographical Society. *** WITH CHAPTERS: 1. The Ever-white Mountain 2. Manchuria to Peking 3. Back to Peking 4. Peking to Kwei-Hwa-Cheng 5. Across the Gobi Desert 6. Through Turkestan to Yarkand 7. Into the Heart of the Himalayas 8. The Mustagh Pass 9. The Raids from Hunza 10. Among the Glaciers 11. A Kanjuti Stronghold 12. By the Skirts of the Pamirs to Hunza 14. To the Pamirs-1890 15. A Winter in Kashgar 16. Kashgar to India 17. The Missionary Questions in China 18. Impressions of Travel *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yakushi Y09, 27 * Marshall 913 * ALWAYS R A R E ! * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Story of a Troll-Hunt.

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

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

      1904. Hi, This lot is a 1904 Original Hardback Wisden in good to Very Good Condition, This Wisden is a very nice book, the things to point out are that the hinges are weak, they are not split nor has the book had any restoration but Wisden forgot the hinge strengtheners. The front board is very bright and clean with excellent gilt. The spine cloth is darkened and hence the gilt is dark too. The rear board is also very good. Internally it is very nice indeed. Excellent photoplate. Other than the hinges it would be a superb book.

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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1904. Small octavo. Original grey paper-covered boards, printed in dark green, illustration mounted on upper board, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by Beatrix Potter. Contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper. Light marks to boards, faint spotting to edges of text block, text block strained between p. 55-56, internally fresh. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, with the following issue points: "muffatees" (as opposed to "muffetees" in second issue onward), "we" in Roman type (as opposed to italics in second issue onward) on page 15, and issued in both grey and tan paper boards, with no priority between them. Potter's introduction of Peter Rabbit's cousin Benjamin is the fourth of her books to be published. While Potter "was still working on the proofs and final drawings for The Tailor of Gloucester in the summer of 1903, the publishers asked her about another book. She responded to Norman Warne, 'I had been a little hoping too that something might be said about another book, but I did not know that I was the right person to make the suggestion!'" (Grinstein, 81). Potter intentionally shied away from what she regarded as the complexity of Tailor and Squirrel Nutkin when crafting this tale. She "prepared the text with great care, having tried it out on various children she knew" (Linder, 145). Her lovely backgrounds depict the garden at Fawe Park near Keswick, where she spent the summer of 1903. Ultimately, Benjamin Bunny—whose title character shared the name of Potter's own pet rabbit—"may be understood as an epilogue to The Tale of Peter Rabbit. In it, Potter undoes a number of the anxiety elements present in the first story as well as in some in the story of Squirrel Nutkin. In this way she brings about a satisfactory resolution of the two stories, almost as if she were now finishing them with a fairy tale ending" (Grinstein, 81-83).

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        The Trail of The Dead.

      London; Ward, Lock and Co. 1904, 1904. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark grey cloth boards titled in gilt and decorated in red with onlay paper illustration to front board. Minor edgewear, light scuffing to extremities, very good indeed. Light bumping and a little fraying to spine ends. Solid and handsome. Internally clean. A scarce title from a man who was a collaborator of Wodehouse and a friend of Arthur Conan Doyle, credited with providing the inspiration for the legendary Holmes adventure "The Hound of The Baskervilles." and the creator of Holmesian detective "Addington Peace."

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Complete Poetical Works of Shelley, including materials never before printed in any edition of the poems. Edited with textual notes by Thomas Hutchinson

      Oxford University Press 1904. First edition thus, xxviii + 1023 pages. Finely bound in contemporary green morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, boards and turn-ins ornately decorated, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, Further ornate floral design to boards. A superb example of highest quality binding. Not signed, but of equivalent standard to the top division of binders at the time. 9616

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        The Island Pharisees

      William Heinemann, London 1904 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Arlington [1904], Underwood. Cloth covered box, book case,. 100 sterographic photographs, very good, English text, capt-. ions in French, German, Spanish, Swedish & Russian, COMPLETE. clean set, seldom found with the cloth book case.S C A R C E. SUPERB PRE-1923 EARTHQUAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF JAPANESE & JAPAN A photographic record of Japan and her people. Covering all aspects of life, travel, scenery, people at work & play, the Rickshaw man, children, Yokohama, Tokyo, Nagasaki, a travel guide, temples, fishermen, blacksmith, farmers, Kamakura and the Great Buddha, pilgrims, Mt. Fuji, mountain climbers, the home of Count Okuma, Bonzai, busy street scenes, weavers, castles, fortune tellers, potter, cloisonne makers, tea pic- kers, Count Okuma, gardens, Nara, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kintai bridge, Nagasaki, agriculture, tea ceremony & flowers, Buddhist art & architecture, bamboo, volcanoes, castles, making and decorating of enamels & ceramics plus a host of other photographic views of the Japanese. Each of these stereo cards has an individual number from 1-100, as as issued with copious English text on the back side and on the front side as a brief caption. We may also have a period wooden stereo viewer, so please inquire. QUITE RARE Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        REVISTA IBERICA DE EXLIBRIS - 1903 VOL 1 Seguida del Inventario de Exlibris Ibericos.

      Barcelona, Joan Oliva Y Mila, 1904. In-8 gr., bella legatura in tela editoriale in stile ?"modernista?" e firmata Chirdò, con titolo impresso in caratteri gotici e oro, pp. IV,68 + 49 di ?"Bibliografia y catalogo descriptivo formados por la Redaccion de la ?"Revista Ibérica de exlibris?", vignetta silografica al frontespizio e numerose riproduzioni di ex-libris in b.n., in tinta e a colori, alcune applicate alla pagina e con 9 tavole f.t., in b.n. e a colori - di cui 3 applicate su cartoncino. Offriamo l?'Anno I (1903), completo in 4 numeri, di questa rivista dedicata allo studio degli ex-libris e nata nel 1903, durante l?'apogeo del Modernismo, che contiene numerosi articoli in lingua catalana, spagnola e portoghese. Edizione in tiratura limitata di 260 esemplari. Il ns. appartiene alla tiratua in 250 su ?"papiel de hilo Guarro?". Restauro al margine bianco del frontespizio; qualche lieve fioritura intercalata nel t., altrimenti ben conservato.

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        Blaues Boot im Hafen von Palamos. [Original-Ölbild auf Holz / original oil on wood plate].

      0 - Leo Assenmacher, geboren 1904 in Düsseldorf, gestorben 1981 ebenda. Original-Ölbild auf Holz, gerahmt unter Glas. Rückseitig Aufkleber: Mit Adresse von Leo Assenmacher, Titel und Register Nr. 209, sowie Preis. Maße Abbildung: 24,5 x 32,0 cm. Rahmen mit Alterungsspuren, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Original oil on wood plate, framed. Backside label with adress, title an register number of the work. Measure image: 24,5 x 32,0 cm. Frame with light traces of use, otherwise fine condition.

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        The Gentle Art of Resenting Injuries

      New York: Privately Printed and Copyrighted by Fredercik Keppel, Printed at the De Vinne Press, 1904. First and only edition. Original haddmade fecked beige card wrappers with red-orange lettering and parody Whilstler emblems on cover. 16pp. Printed on thin china paper in same red-orange ink with facsimilies of letters by Whistler in what is now a famous, if not scandalous exchange of animosity. Keppel, (1845-1912) was an American publisher and print dealer who was a prominent patron of Whistler and extensively bought and sold his work. In 1892 Beatrix Whistler described Keppel as an 'old friend' who had been buying a large amount of Whistler's work and selling at large profits. However, the facts showed that many of his very rare and valuable proofs were selling for almost nothing. Whistler was further informed that Keppel had gone 'behind his back' and visited Whistler's brother-in-law on business. Further tensions magnified over subsequent years, and, after Whistler's death, Keppel published this venomous pamphlet containing copies of their correspondence. The two never reconciled and to date, the whole affair stands as somewhat of a fanciful ruse, but in fact it, it had a rather serious life of its own, culminating in this rare and indeed peculiar publication. A fine copy, with the somewhat hilarious tab inserted (as issued) which says, "See Note at back of title-page," evidently for attention deficit readers.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Thomas Jefferson

      G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London 1904 - New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Leather bound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The works of Thomas Jefferson collected and edited by Paul Leicester Ford. The Connoisseur's Federal Edition is limited to four hundred and numbered sets which this is number 9. Portrait illustration frontispiece. Bound in three quarter black morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Amsterdam, Jacq. van Cleef, 1904. Original wrappers. 220 p. 1st edition. Wrappers with sellotape stripes, faded name on title, but a good copy (professional restoration report added). * A mythical book of modern Dutch literature! This copy of the first edition of Pijpelijntjes, published in June 1904, is one of the very few of which the complete original wraps have been preserved, even including the backstrip.The physician and author A. Aletrino, to whom this openly gay erotic novel was dedicated in print, recognized himself in one of its two main characters ("Sam", Aletrino's nickname). Immediately after publication, along with De Haan's fiancee Johanna van Maarseveen, he bought up the whole edition and destroyed it. Only very few copies escaped destruction. In October 1904, a second, rewritten edition was published. The first edition of Pijpelijntjes is now considered one of the rarest books in the Dutch literature.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Stefan Zweig").

      Vienna, 3. III. 1904. - 8vo. 1 p. To the controversial Viennese publisher Fritz Freund (1879-1950), regarding a collection of Lemonnier short stories which he was anonymously translating in collaboration with Friedrich Fischl. Together with his friend Émile Verhaeren, Zweig endeavoured to promote Lemonnier's work in spite of the fact that his "Homme en amour" had just been banned throughout Germany. In full: "Lieber Herr Freund, ich war heute bei Ihnen vergeblich in Audienz, um die Lem[onnier]-Novelle zu übergeben und Sie nochmals zu warnen einen Übersetzernamen auf's Titelblatt zu setzen. Haben Sie es nötig, dass ein Herr Fischl in Wien herumgeht und sich 'Autor des Wiener Verlag's' nennt. Nein, das haben Sie nicht nötig [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Fritz Kochers Aufsätze

      Insel Verlag, Lepzig, 1904. Erstausgabe dieses ersten Romans von R. Walser 128 Seiten mit 11 Illustrationen von Karl Walser Hardcover/Pappeinband Erstausgabe der ersten Veröffentlichung Walsers. Auch ist dieses Buch die erste Buchgestaltung und BuchIllustration Karl Walsers. Orangefarbener Pappeinband. Besitzervermerk im vorderen Vorsatz. Buchschnitt etwas staubig. Farbkopfschnitt. Insgesamt in einem guten und sammelwürdigen Erhaltungszustand. Vitrine 1/2/ WZ Versand D: 500,01 EUR

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        Coupe du Salon 1904. Dietrich III barré par Perignon. 1er du classement general des Cruisers Record du monde

      Paris: [Mabileau & Co.], 1904. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of motorized transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Airplanes. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

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        A lovely Leo Tolstoy signed real-photo postcard

      n.p., [March 3, 1904]. 3.5" x 5.5". "Signed Photograph, ""Leo Tolstoy,"" accomplished on the lower blank margin of a 3.5"" x 5.5"" real-photo postcard published by Emoil Schwalb, Munich. The verso of the postcard is addressed in another hand to ""Master Murray Anderson?" c/o Madame Kreig-Pascal Rue Valentin 14, Lausanne?" Suisse="" and bearing a Russian, March 3, 1904 postmark. Light toning on verso, minor contemporary ink smudge to signature, else fine.Provenance: The Estate of Charles E. Sigety, Christie's New York."

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        Das Kleid der Frau mit weiteren Entwürfen von Peter Behrens, H. van de Velde, Else Oppler, Anna Muthesius, Emmy Friling, Else von Hahn, Marie Hartmann, Rudolf und Fia Wille, Frieda Petersen, Clara Möller, Louise Matz u. a. Ein Beitrag zur künstlerischen Gestaltung des Frauen-Kleides.

      Darmstadt/Leipzig Koch um 1904 - Mit 2 Titelillustr., 8 montierten, farb. Abb., 32 Farbmustern, 69 Abb. u. 4 Zierstücken. 99 S. u. 2 Bl. (Anzeigen). 4°. Goldgepr. OPbd., dieser gering fleckig, berieben u. bestoßen. Rücken am oberen Kapital geklebt. Stempel auf Vorsatz, Vortitel und Titel, der Vorsatz im Eck leicht gewellt, 2 Blatt gering verklebt, gelegentlich gering fleckig u. tls. leicht angerändert, sonst gutes Exemplar. WEITERE AUSKÜNFTE ERTEILEN WIR IHNEN GERNE TELEFONISCH.Colas 2110; Hiler 623; Larrass S. 70; Lipperheide Nh110. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reaping for Another: A Realistic Page in Life [cover title]: Six Years in the Penitentiary

      Toledo: Hines Publishing Company. 1904. First. First edition. Publisher's green cloth titled in black. 109pp. A small stain on the front endpapers, else near fine, likely issued without jacket. Account by a reporter of the murder trial of a prominent citizen from Danbury, Illinois. All of the participants have been supplied with aliases. OCLC locates no copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Life of Tom Horn: A Vindication

      Denver, CO: The Louthan Book Company. Very Good. 1904. First Edition. Softcover. Tom Horn's posthumously-published memoir, written in prison. Brown paper wraps with orange and yellow print on front cover, very lightly worn on edges. Interior is clean, binding tight. Six-Guns 1033, Graff 1957.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

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        Album Lefèvre-Utile, Première Série. Les Contemporains célèbres. Portraits, Autographes. Notices biographiques illustrées. Portraits humoristiques des célébrités contemporaines.

      Paris: Octave Beauchamp.. Very Good. 1904. First Edition. Cellulose inset cover medallion of Bernhardt as La Princesse Lointaine (after Mucha) enveloped by poppies on wood-veneered boards. Twenty-eight fin-de-siecle celebrities, each in photograph (by Nadar, Boyer, et al.) surrounded by colored art nouveau motifs (by Habert-Dys, Orazi and Fraikin) and facsimiles of autographed script. Included are Victorien Sardou, Sarah Bernhardt, François Coppée, Mme Edmond Adam, Anatole France, Mme la Duchesse D'Uzès, Jules Lemaître, Mme Réjane, Jules Claretie, Mme Segond-Weber, Jean Richepin, Marthe Brandès, Coquelin aîné, Jeanne Granier, Jules Massenet, Aïno Ackté, Mounet-Sully, Jane Hading, J-L.Gérôme, Jane Hatto, Antonin Mercié, Marie Delna, Luc-Olivier Merson, Sibyl-Sanderson, F.-A. Bartholdi, Carrère-Xanrof, Alfred Capus & Ranavalo Manjaka III (the ex-queen of Madagascar). Also contains fourteen stunning hors-texte chromolithographed Leonetto Cappiello caricatures of Sarah Bernhardt, Francois Coppee, Jules Lemaitre, Madame Rejane, Jules Claretie et al.; Tall Quarto; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        Christabel, Kubla Khan, Fancy in Nubibus and Song from Zapolya.

      London: Eragny Press, 1904. Presentation copy inscribed by Lucien & Esther Pissarro. One of 226 paper copies (there were 10 copies printed on vellum). Printed in red, green and black in Brook type with wood-engraved frontispiece, border and initials designed by Lucien Pissarro and engraved by him and his wife Esther Pissarro. 8vo., original patterned paper and grey paper covered boards, lettering in gilt on upper cover. Free endpapers browned, as usual, some wear to head and very edges of spine, otherwise good. With a presentation inscription by the printers and artist Esther and Lucien Pissarro on the first blank "To dear Sophie & Bethel Jacobs from Esther & Lucien Pissarro". A beautiful edition by the Pissarros of some of Coleridge's most famous poems. Genz, "A History of the Eragny Press" EP21.

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