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        Bibliotheca Sinica, Vol. I-II, III-IV, V-VI

      Staten Islan, 1904. Paperback. UsedGood. Bibliotheca Sinica, Vol. I-II, III-IV, V-VI Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        History of the Delhi Coronation Durbar.

      London: John Murray,, 1904. Held of the first of January 1903 to Celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty Edward VII, Emperor of India. Compiled from Official Papers by Order of the Viceroy and Governor-General of India. Folio. Original japon vellum, spine lettered and panelled in gilt, boards concentrically gilt-ruled with interstitial floral devices gilt, central onlays of red enamel lozenges in the Islamic style, containing gilt arms of the British monarchy gilt to the front, and "King Edward VII, 1901" in Arabic letters to rear, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, white moiré cloth endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, 29 similar plates, 18 half-tone photographic plates, engraved plate of the Delhi Durbar medal, double-page folding photogravure panorama, 2 plans of which one folding, the other in partial colour, folding colour map. Vellum faintly soiled in places, front inner hinge very slightly tender, photogravure plates evenly browned, a few with mild spotting to margins, the images remaining crisp, marginal soiling to half-tone plate facing p. 202, final folding map slightly marked along fore edge. A very good copy. First edition, deluxe issue, one of 250 copies printed on handmade paper and bound in full japon vellum gilt, this copy unnumbered; a suitably monumental publication to commemorate the event which marked the high noon of the Empire and of Lord Curzon's career as its leading ceremonial impresario. Wheeler is best remembered as Rudyard Kipling's editor on the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, where Kipling worked as a sub-editor from 1882 to 1887, during which time he published his first book, Departmental Ditties, in 1886; his father, J. Talboys Wheeler, had written the official account of Lytton's 1877 Durbar. The trade issue of the History, bound in red cloth, is far more commonly met with than this splendid deluxe issue, in which the subscribers list records 114 names, the majority of them Indian potentates, indicating that a large proportion of the print run will have been dispersed in the inhospitable conditions of the subcontinent.

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        Chine du Nord, et de L'Ouest, Coree: Le Transsiberien

      Paris, 1904. Paperback. UsedGood. Chine du Nord, et de L'Ouest, Coree: Le Transsiberien Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        Groupe de L'Indo-Chine: Rapport General Annuel 1904

      White Lotus, Paris 1904 - Groupe de L'Indo-Chine: Rapport General Annuel 1904 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Holy Office.

      [Pola:, late 1904 or early 1905]. Broadside printed on white wove paper, watermark of a spread eagle, 96 lines in two columns signed in type "James A. Joyce" at the bottom of the second column. Light vertical and horizontal creasing, a couple of spots of light foxing. In excellent condition. First printing. Together with a copy of a letter to Joyce from Thomas Koehler (sometimes Keller) of Dublin – a friend from his Dublin years – telling Joyce that he still has in his possession "a copy of The Holy Office put into my letter box long ago". Koehler adopted the spelling Keller at some point in his life although his family persisted in the original spelling after his death. He had met Joyce in the years preceding his departure for Europe in 1904. The two had become close friends and when Joyce had the Holy Office distributed he specifically directed that copies be given to Keller. Stanislaus reports this copy to be the first one he delivered. The publication date of this printing is not clearly established and the pencil date on this copy is mentioned by Slocum in the bibliography. Slocum notes that an earlier edition was reputed to have been printed in Dublin in the summer of 1904, though none are known to have survived. When the printer asked Joyce to pay for and collect the broadsheets he did not have the funds that month to do so. After receiving an "insolent" letter from the printers, Joyce later had it printed in Pola at his own expense. "Since no copies of the Dublin printing... seem to have survived, the Pola printing may be considered the first edition". Keller became manager of the printing firm Hely's where Leopold Bloom would once have worked.

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        The Autobiography of a Stage Coachman.

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru?bner & Co. 1904. Royal 8vo. 2 vols.; sometime rebound in half red morocco for Hatchards, gilt panelled spines, top-edges gilt; with a portrait and 41 hand-coloured plates after Thomas Rowlandson, H. Alken, James Pollard, and others, 2 illustrations in the text; some light foxing mostly to the first few leaves of each volume. This handsome illustrated edition was limited to 500 copies. The first edition of this book, which appeared in 1861, had a frontispiece only.

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        Die Conditorei in Wort und Bild

      R. TH. HAUSER & CO 1904 - General wear and rubbed cover. Bookplate in the book. Tight binding. Some colored illustrations and some black and white illustrations. DATE PUBLISHED: 1904 EDITION: 415 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, George Bell and Sons, 1904 - 2 volumes in-folio (40 x 30 cm) de XXIX-214-(1) et IX-211-(1) pages + 107 planches hors-texte représentant plusieurs centaines de portraits en miniatures. Cartonnage éditeur pleine toile blanche avec encadrement et décor doré sur les premiers plats et aux dos. Exemplaire à l'état proche du neuf. Pas de jaquette papier. TIRAGE UNIQUE A 520 EXEMPLAIRES SUR SUPERBE PAPIER VÉLIN DE CUVE ÉPAIS. 510 exemplaires furent mis dans le commerce. Superbe ouvrage de référence sur les portraits en miniatures des princes, rois, reines, princesses et autres personnages historiques ou de familles importantes de la noblesse anglaise et européenne entre 1531 et 1860. "The illustrations have been taken from collections in all parts of the world and represent almost every important miniature painter by some characteristic example of his work" (Préface). SUPERBE ET IMPOSANT OUVRAGE PARFAITEMENT CONSERVÉ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On the conversion of electric oscillations into continuous currents by means of a vacuum valve. By J.A.Fleming, ... Received January 24,-Read February 9, 1905 (pp.476-487, 4 Abb.).

      Proc. roy. Soc., 74 (1904/1905). - London, Harrison and Sons, April 1905, 8, IX, (1), 580 pp., zahlr. Abb., 14 Tafeln, orignal Leinenband der Zeit ExLibris, zarter Stempel auf Titel feines Exemplar. Erstdruck des ersten Berichts über die von Sir John Ambrose Flemming (1849-1845) entwickelte Elektronenröhre. Bei seinen Untersuchungen des Edisoneffekts hatte er entdeckt, daß dieser nicht nur beim Anlegen einer positiven Spannung an die Metallplatte, sondern auch bei der Einwirkung von drahtlosen Wellen auf sie entstand. Er schuf damit nicht nur die Grundlage für die Rundfunktechnik, sondern leitete gleichzeitig das Zeitalter der Elektronik ein, das unsere Welt nachhaltig veränderte. - Im vollständigen Band der "Proceedings", enthält von Fleming noch "On an instrument for the measurement of the length of long electric waves" (pp.488-498, mit 5 Abb.).First edition. In November 1904, Fleming invented the two-electrode vacuum-tube rectifier, which he called the oscillation valve - the device that gave birth to modern electronics. "This was the first electron tube, the diode, ancestor of the triode and the other multielectronic tubes which have played such an important role in both telecommunications and scientific instrumentation". DSB V, 33.PMM 396 Poggendorff V, 374

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        Flusslandschaft mit Personen und Pferde (Zigeunerrast ?) / Paysage au bord de la riviere. (Bohemiens ?).

      Plaquette ?A. Pettenkofen? vorne am Bildrahmen, XIX. Jhd, - (23x17 cm lichtmass), Orignal Oelmalerei auf Holz, mit Austellungszettel au verso ?Alex Posonyi Wien 8 Kä Ring 8 Kunst Austellung? + hs. aus d. Zeit ?A. Pettenkofer Wien? + Papierzettel ?W. Koller & Cie Malereinwanden. Wien + Stempel ?Franz Theyer. Wien? + Stempel ?zur Ausfuhr Freigegeben? + Papierkleber: rotes Austellungs (oder Ausfuhr) numm. ?2696? mit Datum 1904 ? + hs. ?G 4790?, Original vergold. Rahmen. (40x45 cm avec cadre). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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

      H.Laupp\'sche Buchhandlung,Tübingen, 1904. In 7 Bänden komplett,alles sauber gut erhalten.

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        Guide Michelin. Carnet de route de l'Association Générale Automobile

      1904 - 640-[2] pages Clermont-Ferrand, Michelin-Guide, 1904, in-12, 640-[2] pages, percaline rouge souple de l'éditeur, titre doré au dos et au plat supérieur, placard publicitaire doré sur le plat inférieur, Sans la carte dépliante en fin d'ouvrage. Nombreux plans de villes. Très nombreuses annonces publicitaires, à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur de l'ouvrage et jusque sur les tranches. Importante 5e édition du célèbre Guide rouge, destiné aux automobilistes et aux vélocipédistes, dans laquelle on trouve, pour la première fois, la classification des hôtels et les prix. Le premier guide a paru en 1900, à l'occasion de l'Exposition Universelle, à l'initiative d'André et Édouard Michelin, qui le firent distribuer gratuitement sur le stand de la marque. Il restera gratuit jusqu'en 1920. Exemplaire correct, plutôt frais, malgré de léger frottements. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eastern Central Africa shewing the Stations of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa.

      London 1904 - Printed in blue and brown on white cotton. In very good condition. Dimensions: 660 × 730 mm (26 × 28.75 inches). Following the return of David Livingstone from Africa in 1857 a coalition of groups from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, and Dublin established the The Universities' Mission, the first missionary society representing the high church end of the Anglican Church. The Mission existed from 1859 to 1909. This map, covering British Central Africa, German East Africa and Portuguese East Africa (parts of modern South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania), is presumed to have been produced as part of the fund-raising activities of the society. A highly unusual and interesting map. BLMC Maps 66115.(1.).

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        The Works.

      London and Edinburgh: Williams Williams and Norgate, 1893–1904 - 20 volumes, octavo (214 x 137 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Spines a little rubbed and faded, two volumes with significant colour loss. Overall a very good set. Frontispiece to each volume. A nicely bound set of the works of Herbert Spencer.

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        La Loie Fuller

      1904. ROCHE, Pierre. La Loie Fuller. Text by Roger Marx. 26 pp. With 17 colour relief engravings by Pierre Roche. Small folio, 265 x 200 mm, bound loose as issued in the original illustrated embossed wrappers and cardboard chemise. Preserved in an elaborate carved wooden slipcase. Evreux: Charles Hérissey, 1904. |~||~||~||~| One of the rarest and most beautiful books of the Fin de Siecle. Marx's La Loie Fuller is also one of the most curious books from the Art Nouveau period. Using a reproductive process unseen in book production, the illustrator Pierre Roche captured the fluid movement of Loie Fuller's robes swishing through the air via his new process of 'coloured relief engravings.' This is number 48 of an edition of 130 copies. Loie Fuller (1862-1928), a burlesque dancer whose fame rested on her renowned "skirt dance," developed a unique form of choreography which emphasized the human body as transformed by artful manipulation of her silk dress, especially under coloured gas lighting. By 1892 Fuller was in Paris and performing with the Folies Bergeres. She was an immediate sensation with audiences and critics. Stephane Mallarme, the leading poet of the Symbolist movement, dubbed her "La Loie." One reviewer described the effect as "unique, ethereal, delicious... she emerges from darkness, her airy evolutions now tinted blue and purple and crimson, and again the audience... insists upon seeing her pretty piquant face before they can believe that the lovely apparition is really a woman." Pierre Roche (1855 -1922), French sculptor, made his first relief prints using a plaster mold, then adding colours to each print with a brush. He called these new forms of monotypes "Printed Watercolours." His first subjects ranged from natural history images to portraits. Subsequently, Roche developed what he called "gypsography," a graphic process that used a metallic mold in place of his original plaster molds, which proved too fragile for repeated printings. Added to the overall attractiveness of the book is Auriol's italic type, which was used here for the first time. Some light scattered foxing, still a very nice copy. The book is rare in any condition, but especially so in the original wrappers and box. Carteret IV, p. 345.

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        Gesammelte Arbeiten zur Immunitätsforschung.

      August Hirschwald, Berlin 1904 - xii+776 pages p. With 38 reports published between 1899 and 1904, Many published with with Julius Morgenroth and Hans Sachs. With 12 figurs Ehrlich would later share a Nobel prize for physiology and medicine with Elie Mechnikov in 1908 Hardcover contemporary original cloth,with no DJ, as issued. Only small wear to binding. Owners bookplate on inside frontboards, else on inscriptions or other [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Angus S. Ambrose, Melbourne, 1904. Folio, 2 introduction pages, black and white photographic portrait, 5 signed etchings. A very good hardback copy in a later brown, quarter calf binding. Some offsetting, top of spine frayed.. All 5 etchings signed by Shirlow. The first published portfolio by a painter-etcher in Australia.

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        Judith of Bethulia

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1904. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in a very good example of the very uncommon printed, French-folded dustwrapper with some chipping and loss to the portion of the jacket that folds over the top and bottom page edges. An epic dramatic poem that was the basis for two films, most importantly D.W. Griffith's 1914 version, which was his first feature length film, the first of his "epics," and the film that laid the groundwork for his future spectaculars. The budget shocked the Biograph film company, and Griffith was soon let go, to the eventual benefit of all of filmdom. Exceptionally uncommon in jacket.

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        La montagne à travers les âges. Rôle joué par elle, façon dont elle a été vue. En 2 volumes.

      Grenoble, H. Falque et F. Perri, Librairie Dauphinoise & Moutiers, François Ducloz, Librairie Savoyarde, 1903-1904, - in-4°, XV + 559 p. / 4 ff. + 494 p.+ 1 f., richement illustré d'au total 657 illustrations d'après les documents anciens et modernes, qqs-unes en couleurs, reliures en demi-cuir noir, dos à quatre nerfs orné or, très bel exemplaire de ce classique. Edition originale. Un des 2400 exemplaires num. N° 1261. Bel exemplaire. Riche documentation illustrée sur la montagne presque exclusivement de l'Europe centrale: les Alpes. Avec des chapitres, bien entendu tous concernant la montagne: Volume 1) Des temps antiques à la fin du dix-huitième siècle: L'antiquité. / Rôle et physionomie dans la société féodale. / Traverseurs et ascensionnistes au Moyen Age. / La fiction au Moyen Age: légendes, superstitions, croyances. / Découverte, célébrée, portraiturée à partir de la Renaissance. / La conquête au 16e siècle. / La réaction ouverte contre la montagne au 17e siècle. / Glorifiée entrant dans l'intellect de la société au 18e siècle. / Devant l'art et les artistes du 18e siècle. / La conquête au 18e siècle par les excursionnistes et les savants.Volume 2) La montagne aujourd'hui: La pensée littéraire du 19e siècle. / L'estampe et l'imagerie du 19e siècle. / Nouvelles routes alpestres et excursionnistes au commencement du 19e siècle. / Le romantisme: Mont-Blanc et Pyrénées. / Le développement de l'alpinisme. / L'alpinisme devenant une des caractéristiques de la société moderne. / Mise en exploitation. / La caricature. / Au 20e siècle. / La publicité commerciale. / Militaire - son rôle dans l'histoire de l'humanité.?Le plus beau livre jamais consacré à la montagne, le plus documenté, le plus recherché de tous ceux qui s'intéressent à l'histoire de l'alpinisme? Ce monumental ouvrage sur la montagne constitue une référence indispensable, remarquablement imprimée par Ducloz à Moutiers. Très recherché. (Perret).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2031. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        In Unknown Africa.

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited,, 1904. A Narrative of Twenty Months Travel and Sport in Unknown Lands and among New Tribes. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles and vignettes to spine and front cover gilt, top edge gilt. 2 colour plates of giraffes, approximately 200 half-tone photographs to the text, many full-page, 2 folding maps. Foxing to edges and prelims, maps spotted and offset, the very occasional spot to text. A very good copy. First edition, scarce variant binding, other copies noted in blue cloth with the front cover lettered and decorated in black rather than gilt. Following a successful hunting trip in Abyssinia, Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) travelled to British East Africa in 1902 in order to find a specimen of a five-horned giraffe recently discovered by Sir Harry Johnston. He pursued impala, rhinoceros and lion on the Athi River, crossed the Tana and lived among the Kikuyu, successfully hunting elephant, then collecting trophy kudu and lion on the Baringo plain. He eventually found a five-horned giraffe on the outskirts of Masai territory. Reviewing the work in the Geographical Journal, Harry Johnston praised its descriptions and photographs of big game as well noting that "from a geographical point of view also Major Powell-Cotton's journey is a remarkable one. He covered a little new ground north of the explorations made by Macdonald and Austin, and south and west of the journeys of Wellby and Donaldson-Smith".

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      - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Initials and Miniatures of the IXth, Xth, and XIth Centuries from Mozarabic Manuscripts of of Santo Domingo de Silos in the British Museum

      New York: [Printed by the De Vinne Press], 1904. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very good. One of 350 copies, unnumbered. Presentation copy, inscribed in 1923 by the author. Elephant Folio - over 15" to 23" tall. Archer M[ilton] Huntington (1870-1955) was a lifelong friend of the arts and philanthropist; known for his scholarly works in the field of Hispanic Studies, he founded The Hispanic Society of America in New York City; his cousin, Henry E. Huntington, founded the renowned Huntington Library in California. This volume was presented by the author in 1923 to Elijah Clarence Hills (1867-1932), a Professor in Florida and Colorado and a prolific author of Spanish-related books. The inscription is on Mr. Huntington's calling card, with "Mr." being crossed out, as follows: "To my friend E.C. Hills / with the high regard & / admiration of (printed name, Archer Huntington) / 1923".The calling card is tipped onto the front pastedown directly beneath Mr. Hills' elegant bookplate. This work was published to preserve the illuminated decorations and initials from the 9th through 11th centuries from manuscripts in the monastery of Silos, near Castile, which over many centuries and the ravages of many wars were at risk of being forever lost. As Mr. Huntington says in the Introduction:"The rarity alone of documents dating, as these do, from the ninth to the eleventh century renders them of the greatest interest; but where, in addition, such remarkable palaeographical and archaeological details are found, and such peculiarity in the application of design to the decoration of books, they become worthy of extended study and fit subjects for reproduction".***DESCRIPTION: Bound in tan cloth with the front board richly decorated as an illuminated manuscript in rust and green, letters outlined in black, green lettering on the spine, top edge gilt, plain endpapers, bookplate and author's inscription tipped onto front pastedown as referred to above, title page with two decorative initial capitals, volume opens with a four-page Introduction by Mr. Huntington, followed by a 3-page list of the Manuscripts used, followed by the illustrations which are printed on the recto only of each page with their number on the opposite page, printed on verso only, two tissue guards (we presume original with the rest having been lost); Elephant Folio in size (approximately 17" tall), unpaginated with approximately 100 leaves; limited edition of 350 copies, unnumbered, author's inscription as set forth above.***CONDITION: Overall very good plus, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and other than the prior owner bookplate and authorial inscription, it is entirely free of prior owner markings. There is some old dampstaining and soiling to the boards, we had a professional restorer do some minor restoration to the head and tail of the spine and the corners, which are all now sturdy (name available upon request).***POSTAGE: Please note that this is an extremely large and heavy volume, therefore additional postage will apply. We are happy to ship at cost to both domestic and international customers, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.

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        [Jugendstil High Point- DELUXE EDITION: von Freyhold, Karl Hofer, etc.] Der Buntscheck. Ein Sammelbuch herzhafter Kunst fur Ohr und Auge deutscher Kinder

      Koln: Schaffstein & Co., 1904. First edition. Large 4to. 55pp. Original superb color pictorial paper covered boards, black cloth spine, color pictiorial endpapers. THE RARE DELUXE EDITION, Signed and Limited (Liebhaber Ausgabe), inscribed by the author, Richard Dehmel, as its limitation, on the verso of front free endsheet: "Luxus Exemplar, Nr. 133, R. Dehmel." One of the greatest of all Jugendstil illustrated works, the Deluxe edition is rarely seen, printed on thicker paper and th resultant registration and color vibrancy far exceeds that of the trade edition. "From a historical point of view, "Der Buntscheck" is perhaps the most important book of modern children's illustration" (H.A. Halbey in Doderer, Muller, p. 252). Exquisite and creative color illustrations on nearly every page, many full-page, by Konrad F.E. von Freyhold, Karl Hofer, Ernst Kreidolf, Emil Rudolf Weiss and others. From Seebass, "[Buntscheck] is possibly the most outstanding example of Jugendstil art in the history of German children's book production." Slightly browned as usual, corners slightly worn, occasional finger-stained, internal joints reinforced with wihte line stripes. One of the very rarest and most sought-after of all Jugendstil books; moreso, this limited, Deluxe Edition, signed by Richard Dehmel. In 1910, a similar copy sold at auction in Germany for the then equivalent of $7,000.

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      Published by The Publication Committee.,, Nashville, Tenn.: 1904 - Original publisher's cloth, gilt spine lettering lightly worn. [14], 9-520 pp. Frontis and other illustrations, all collated complete. Rear inner hinge cracked, else Near Fine. Nevins, always favoring a bloodless and dispassionate analysis, calls the book "A full and reasonably reliable account of a Western unit, but too often weakened by the author's impassioned commentaries." Howes M173. I Nevins 126. 2 Dornbusch 1024. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sporting Repository, Containing: Horse-Racing, Hunting, Coursing, Shooting, Archery, Trotting and Tandem Matches, Cocking, Pedestrianism, Pugilism, Anecdotes on Sporting Subjects, Interspersed with Essays, Tales, and a Great Variety of Miscellaneous Articles.

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. 1904 - Hardcover in Fine contemporary half leather binding with marbled boards and endpapers, all edges gilt, gilt titles and decoration to spine with five raised bands, top of front hinge beginning to split, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition of 500, pp x, 478, 22 hand coloured plates with tissueguards. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Friedrich Nietzsches Gesammelte Briefe - 3. Band Briefwechsel mit Fr. Ritschl, J. Burckhardt, H. Taine, G. Keller, Freiherrn vom Stein, G. Brandes.

      330 Seiten 8, geheftet, Pappband der Einband an den Ecken und Kanten berieben, im Buchrücken Falte vom Auschlagen beim Lesen, eigenhändige signierte Widmung von Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, der Schwester Friedrich Nietzsches, für den Schriftsteller Otto Freiherr von Taube (Weimar 25.Sept.1904). herese Elisabeth Alexandra Nietzsche (* 10. Juli 1846 in Röcken - + 8. November 1935 in Weimar), bekannt als Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, war die Schwester des Philosophen Friedrich Nietzsche. Als alleinige Nachlassverwalterin ihres Bruders, Gründerin und Leiterin des Weimarer Nietzsche-Archivs konnte sie in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts erheblichen Einfluss auf den Nietzsche-Kult in Deutschland nehmen.

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      - Eight volumes, totalling nearly 4,000 pages, profusely illustrated, the half-title and title pages printed in red & black, indices; med. 4to; half maroon morocco, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, maroon cloth boards, slightly marked and worn, with several small grazes to the leather, spines faded; marbled endpapers; hinges cracking in a couple of volumes, name & date in ink on half-title page of first four volumes, a few pages creased, scattered light foxing, soiling, and occasional minor wear & tear; Bradbury, Agnew, London, 1904-1913. *Volume I is dated 1904 on the title page. The other volumes are not dated, but the indices give dates for the illustrations up to 1913 (in the last volume). Volume VII includes a full page Norman Lindsay illustration, dated 1910. Sir Francis Cowley Burnand (1836-1917) was editor of \i Punch from 1880 until 1906. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Die Körperschönheit des Weibes. Bde. 1-4 (von 5).Plüschow, Otto Schmidt und A. Schneider

      MEYER, Bruno et al.: Die Körperschönheit des Weibes. Bde. 1-4 (von 5). Mit 80 unter floral gemustertem Seidenpapier auf schwarzem Büttenkarton montierten, farbig getönten Autotypien nach Fotos von René le Bègue, C. de Clugny, H. Hildebrand, H. L. von Jan, A. Lemoine, G[unther]. Plüschow, Otto Schmidt und A. Schneider. Stuttgart: Klemm und Beckmann 1904. Reich illustriertes und aufwändig im Jugendstil gestaltetes Werk über die (weibliche) Nacktheit zwischen Kunst (v.a. Fotografie), Medizin und Kunsttheorie sowie von den Ideen der Lebensreformer geprägten Diskursen zu Begriffen wie "Anstößigkeit" und "Sittlichkeit". Die in guter Qualität mittels Netzätzung gedruckten Fotovorlagen wirken oft kitschig gestellt, sind aber mitunter auch von natürlicher Anmut. Die mit schmucken Zierrahmen im Jugendstil sauber auf Büttenpapier gesetzten und gedruckten Texte stammen vom Maler Eduard Daelen, dem Physiologen Gustav Fritsch, dem Kunsthistoriker Bruno Meyer und von Konrad Wahr. Einbände stellenweise etwas berieben (insbesondere die Fotoportraits), an den Kapitale, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen und mit kleinen Einrissen, Hinterdeckel von Bd. 4 mit kleiner Fehlstelle, Vordergelenk von Bd. 1 gebrochen, sonst gut erhaltener Satz dieser bibliophilen Ausgabe, in der vorliegenden Leinen-Ausstattung in jedem Zustand und auch nicht vollständig selten angeboten.

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono - VdAÖ / ILAB]
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        Zemskaia kampaniia i plan "Iskry" [The zemstvo campaign and the plan of "Iskra"].

      Geneva, Izdatel'stvo sotsial'demokraticheskoi partiinoi literatury v. Bonch-Bruevicha i N. lenina; Kooperativnaia tipografiia, 1904. - Small 8vo. 26, (2) pp. Original staple-stitched self-wrappers. Printed on thin onion-skin paper. First and only edition of Lenin's witty denunciation of the so-called "zemstvo campaign" advanced by the Geneva-based Menshevik journal "Iskra" ("The Spark"). In a letter dated November 1904, the editors presented a plan for influencing the non-revolutionary "bourgeois opposition" in Russia by disseminating the demands of the Social Democrats through local zemstvos and discussion among the intelligentsia: thus, they hoped to stimulate liberal politicians to vote according to social-democratic views. In response, Lenin fiercely ridiculed the Mensheviks' ignorance of the disadvantages of liberal democracy, as well as the impracticality of tasking local zemstvos with influencing politicians. - Front wrapper bears the printed note "Only for party members"; this, as is revealed on p. 26, is a pun on the fact that Iskra's zemstvo plan, which was meant to be democratically disseminated across Russia, was issued with a similar conspiratorial disclaimer, a fact which Lenin found ridiculous. - Item 747 in the Bernstein and Souvarine catalog, which notes that the pamphlet was distributed illegally among local party offices in Russia and "played an important role in building up the Bolshevik iron discipline" and in convincing the Socialists that "pressure must be applied to the government, not liberals" (p. 126). - Light wear and spotting; corners somewhat creased; tiny nick to front wrapper. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1904 - 1904 Original Hardback Wisden Very Good Condition Video

      1904. Hi, Here we have a rare 1904 Original Hardback Wisden, It is in Superb Condition and without restoration. Just the 9th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is very bright to front board with a tiny bit of fading to a couple of letters on the spine, there is a small mark to the top of the front board and some wear to the corner of the rear board with a couple of small marks, internally however it is amazing, very strong hinges and clean pages, excellent pastedowns (a tiny bit of wear on the very edge).

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        Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours. Le Docteur Ox. (Globe doré)

      Paris, Collection Hetzel 1904 - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume. Voyages Extraordinaires. Collection Hetzel. 7 hors texte en couleurs. Complet & Contrôlé. Le Tour du Monde en quatre-vingts jours. Dessins par MM. De Neuville et L. Benett. Le Docteur Ox - Maitre Zacharius - Un Hivernage dans les glaces - Un Drame dans les airs. Dessins par Bertrand, Froelich, Th. Schuler, Bayard et Marie. Paris, Collection Hetzel - sans date (1904) - 217 et 211 pages. Imprimé par Belin, relié par Engel. Deuxième plat aux palmettes. Cartonnage polychrome Hetzel au globe doré. Dos au phare. 4e type (1903 à 1904) rosace du plat inférieur indiquant JH. Tranches dorées. Gouttière irrégulière. Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        La maison Philibert

      first edition, one of the 25 numbered copies on laid to the form numbered and justified by the publisher, only large papers.Binding in full maroon, bordeaux, back with five nerves adorned with quadruple gilded cartridges and a listel of morocco green of water, gold date in tail, golden wheels on the headdresses, frame of quadruple gilded nets and a listel of morocco water green on the boards, silk ribbons and countertops moiré green of water, framing of a listel of morocco green of water and a golden net on the guards and the counterplates, covers illustrated by Manuel Orazi and back preserved, all golden slices, case bordered of bordeaux maroquin and boards of paper to the vat, interior of burgundy felt, superb binding in full morocco signed Devauchelle.Illustrated book of 136 drawings in and out-text in black and in color by Georges Bottini.Very beautiful example perfectly established in a binding in full morocco signed Devauchelle. Librairie universelle Paris 1904 14,5x20cm relié sous étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Lucifer Gnosis

      2 Bände, priv.? Halbleinen (oh.J.) 1904 - 1908, gesamt 671, Hrsg. Dr. Rudolf Steiner. Beide Bände sind gut erhalten. Band1: Wie erlangt man Erkenntnisse der höheren Welten?, Einführung in die Esoterische Lehre, Das Leid und das Böse. Telepathie zwischen Mensch und Tier, Aus der Akasha-Chronik, Fragen und Antworten, Notizen. Band2: Theosophie und soziale Frage. Die Stufen der höheren Erkenntnis, Die Geheimlehre und die Tiermenschen in der modernen Gesellschaft, Aus der Akasha Chronik - das Leben der Erde, Aus dem Adeptenbuch von A.M.O., Von der Thesophischen Arbeit. Mitteilungen.

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        Baltimore Lectures on Molecular Dynamics and the Wave Theory of Light

      Numerous diagrams and equations in the text. First English edition. 8vo., buckram, gilt, t..e.g. London, C.J.Clay and Sons.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Codex Borgia. Eine altmexikanische Bilderschrift der Bibliothek Congragation de Propaganda Fide. Herausgegeben auf Kosten Seiner Excellenz des Herzogs von Loubat. Erläutert von Eduard Seiler. Band 1: Tafel 1-28; Band 2: Tafel 29-76 (Tafel 29 nicht vorhanden); Band 3: Nachtrag und Inhaltsverzeichnis.

      Unger, Berlin 1904, 1906 und 1909. - IV, 353 S. - 310 S. - 150 S. mit zahlreichen Textabbildungen und 78 (von 79) Tafeln, Tafel 29 fehlt! Die Originalausgabe! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6140 Groß 4°, (H 35 cm x B 28 cm), privates Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit leichten Rückständen von den Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, wenige Tafeln in Band 2 leicht knitterig und mit teils hinterlegten Einrissen, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        The Automobile Industry

      Methuen, London 1904 - First edition. Numerous diagrams and illustrations. Small spot on the front board, corners just a little rubbed and worn, a near fine copy of this title issued in the "Books On Business" series, and one of the earliest books to recognize that the manufacturing of automobiles actually qualified as an industry. Exceptionally scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Ariane ou Le chemin de la paix éternelle. [Unito con:] La maison sur le Nil ou Les apparences de la vertu

      Paris: Charles Meunier, 1904. Due volumi in custodia. Ciascuno di [5], 28, [6] pagine. 29x22 cm.Bella rilegatura editoriale con leggere abrasioni ai dorsi e qualche lievissimo segnetto sui piatti. Fregi e titoli in oro sui dorsi. Ampio ex libris sul primo foglio bianco di ciascun volume; interni ottimi. Staccato l'ultimo foglio del volume "Ariane". Testo inquadrato in cornice dorata. Custodia editoriale. Edizione di notevole eleganza. (Monod, 7367; 7420). [M237] Opere pubblicate editorialmente insieme in unico contenitore. Gli esemplari fanno parte della tiratura di 125 copie (su un totale di 140) stampate su carta vélin bianca, ciascuno con 10 splendide illustrazioni colorate "a la poupée", opera di Georges Rochegrosse per "Ariane" e di Paul Gervais per "La maison sur le Nil". In fine di ciascun volume, tripla suite delle illustrazioni, su carta Cina, con scomposizione cromatica. La tecnica di coloritura "a la poupée" consisteva nella distribuzione di inchiostri di vari colori, mediante un tampone oppure il polpastrello, sulla superficie della lastra da stampare. Il rame così preparato passava quindi al torchio per la stampa, la quale, volta per volta e per ogni successiva tiratura, richiedeva sempre l'intervento dell'artista sulla matrice metallica. Questo procedimento, da non confondersi col monotipo, faceva sì che il risultato non fosse mai perfettamente identico e spingeva gli artisti a sperimentare anche variazioni cromatiche rilevanti all'interno di una stessa tiratura.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Scarpignato]
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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1904. Sextodecimo. Original grey paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front cover in dark green, pictorial label to front board, illustrated endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Bookseller's stamp in blind to the front free endpaper, gift inscription to half-title. Spine gently rolled, p. 15 partly loose but holding. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, with "muffatees" ("muffetees" in the second impression onward) and "we" in Roman type (italics in the second impression onward) on page 15. It was issued in grey or tan paper boards, with no priority between them.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne.

      Chatto & Windus, London., 1904. First edition. Octavo. Six volumes. Copy 47 of 110 numbered copies of the Large-Paper edition. Handsome period binding by Riviere of three quarter green morocco with raised bands, ornate gilt spines, cloth sides. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spines slightly faded otherwise a fine set.

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        Masterpieces by Jakuchu (with Biographical Sketch of the Artist)

      The Kwansai Photograph Company, Osaka 1904 - First thus. Folio. Japanese silk binding with folding case. Very good: minor rubbing. 30 plates: 6 colour woodblock plates and 24 collotype black and white plates. The plates are printed directly on the paper. The plates are quite consistent in size. Limited to 2000 copies. Alle edges gilt. Ito Jakuchu was a Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period when Japan had closed its doors to the outside world. Many of his paintings concern traditionally Japanese subjects, particularly chickens and other birds. Many of his otherwise traditional works display a great degree of experimentation with perspective, and with other very modern stylistic elements. A beautiful work! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meijering Art Books]
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        THE GODS OF THE EGYPTIANS Or Studies In Egyptian Mythology Volumes I and II

      Methuen & Co., 1904. 1st edn. 2 vols. Tall 8vo. Original blind-stamped gilt decorated red cloth (corners bumped, light scratches on lower board of vol 1, small pinprick at lower board of vol 2 with impression passing through rear pages to P.412 - otherwise a VG set), no dustwrappers. Pp. xxii + 525 [&] 431, illus with b&w drawings and coloured plates (endpapers tanned and prelims lightly spotted; previous owner's light pencil notes on front free endpaper of vol 1).

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        A Journal of a Tour of Discovery Across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the Year 1813 Third edition

      Maitland: T. Dimmock, 1904. Wrappers a little faded; thin spine neatly renewed.. Small octavo, original dark wrappers, preserved in a bookform box. A fine copy of the so-called third edition (actually the fourth if a facsimile published in 1893 is included in the count), published by the author's grandson, Charles Blaxland. This edition includes excerpts of letters written to C.R. Blaxland about the 1813 expedition. This 1904 edition is actually one of the scarcer of the early imprints: the first edition of 1823 is practically unobtainable, while the limited editions published late in the nineteenth century (the second edition of 1870 and the 1893 facsimile) have become quite scarce. Provenance: Arthur Jose (1863-1934, journalist, historian and editor of the Australian Encyclopedia), inscribed to him in ink on front wrapper "with the [?publisher's] Compts"; private collection (Sydney).

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        BIBLIOTHECA SINICA: Dictionnaire Bibiographique Des OuvragesRelatifs A L'Empire

      - Paris 1904-24 Cuilmoto/Geunther. Blue/beige wrs., 7 vols. in all.: 1,2 [fascicule 1], supplement & index 4 parts],+ index 84p., French text, incomplete set sold "as is," 2nd. & best edition, sold "as is," incomplete. NOT RETURNABLE ! *** *** *** . . THE MOST FAMOUS, RELIABLE AND COPIOUS BIBLIOIGRAPHY ON CHINA . . . THIS IS A SET OF 7 VOLUMES ONLY . * This is the legendary and most important and valuable original French edition, in original wrappers bindings as issued. T . his edition is:"Deuxime Edition, Revue, Corrigee et Considerablement Augmentee." [English: Second Edition, Revue, Corrected and considerably augumented]. It is therefore the best and most up-to-date edition. . This item consists of the following volumes: Volume 1, Fascicule II, 1904, from #'s 418-763 Volume 2, Fascicule I, 1905, from #'s [766]-1147 SUPPLEMENT ET INDEX: Fascicule I, from #'s [3254]-3567 SUPPLEMENT ET INDEX: Fascicule II, from #'s 3570-3887 SUPPLEMENT ET INDEX: Fascicule III, from #'s3890-4207 SUPPLEMENT ET INDEX: Fascicule IV, from #'s 4210-4427, with "Table Des Matieres] [Table of Contents], covering 5 parts and the associated column numbers, and subjects covered. . Per the above there are 6 volumes of bibliographical listings, 1 volume of index, per below. . *** THE INDEX: The index is a photo copy of the original, 1953 edition, it is A4 size, three-hole punched in a stiff folder. . *** CONDITION: The set of 6 volumes are bound in the original publisher's wrappers, with some of the usual but minor chipping and loss to the spine paper of the first 2 volumes, with the usual minor edge & corner wear due to age. The balance of 4 volumes are exceptionally clean, solid & uncut. The contents of all volumes are exceptionally clean with out any marks. . Volumes 1 & 2 have a black rule line drawn over the publisher's name on the covers and one title page, else no marks. There is some of the usual minor edge & corner wear. The books are solid and should be rebound in cloth for proper protection. . *** IMPORTANT NOTE: . !! THIS WORK IS INCOMPLETE AND SOLD "AS IS" !! This item is NOT RETURNABLE, nor refundable for any reason. Please ask questions prior to ordering. By ordering, we assume you have read the above and agree to these terms, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS.! . *** SHIPPING: This set of 7 volumes is large and heavy, appropriate post, packing & shipping charges apply. . ***

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Meine indische Reise. Mit 30 Amateuraufnahmen und einer Karte.

      München, -, 1904. 4 n.n. + 273 S. OHlwd. Als Manuskript gedruckt. Privatdruck, mit eighd. Widm. a. T. Mit 33 Tafeln und einer auf den Titel montierten Fotografie der Autorin, in einer Rikscha. - Besitzsign. u. St. a. Schmutztitel, Ebd. mit Gbrsp. - berieben u. bestossen, tlw. etw. stockfleckig. Im Ganzen gutes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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