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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      New York: Frederick A Stokes No date, [1904]. Grey cloth pictorially stamped in black, orange, white and titled in gilt, bottom front corner bumped, gift inscription. An uncommon and charming edition of Alice illustrated with 12 color plates with lettered guards as well as 42 b&w illustrations by Tenniel. Later editions are titled in ink as opposed to gilt.. First Edition Thus. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA]
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        Theodore Roosevelt Signed Portrait

      Inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt to Mexican President Porfirio Diaz, "From a well-wisher to Mexico, and an admirer of its illustrious chief, President [Porfirio] Diaz, and with the regard of Theodore Roosevelt September 1904." Two months later, Roosevelt, who had assumed the presidency with the 1901 assassination of William McKinley, won his first full term as president.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Framed Typed Letter Signed to a fellow tycoon

      Pittsburgh, PA, 1904. unbound. 1 page on personal stationery, 10.25 x 8 inches, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 9, 1904. In this letter, the business magnate discusses bank accounts with multimillionaire and infamous Wall Street scammer James H. Hyde, in part: "...the Union Savings Bank does not like the idea of losing any accounts, and especially the one you refer to. However, if, in the conduct of your business, you find it necessary to reduce the number of your bank accounts, and the Union Savings Bank's account is on the list, no objections will be raised." Natural folds but still in near fine condition. Float-mounted beside a 10.25 x 8-inch photo of Frick seated next to another man in a buggy; double-matted in gray and set in a black and silver frame measuring 15.75 x 21.75 inches.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Works of Benjamin Franklin, The

      1904. The Collectors Federal Edition of "The First American"FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Works of… Including the Private as well as the Official and Scientific Correspondence. Together with The Unmutilated and Correct Version of the Autobiography. Compiled and Edited by John Bilgelow. New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. The Collector's Federal Edition. Limited to 600 signed (by the publisher) and numbered sets (this being #78) out of a total of 1,000 sets printed. Twelve large octavo volumes (9 3/16 x 6 1/8 inches; 233 x 155 mm.). Title-pages printed in red and black. Portrait frontispiece in each volume. Publisher's three quarter dark blue morocco over blue cloth boards ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands decoratively paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, blue marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Rodman Wanamaker on front paste-down of each volume. A very fine set.Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American". A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and a university.Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. Franklin was the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become. His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and status as one of America's most influential Founding Fathers, have seen Franklin honored on coinage and the $100 bill; warships; the names of many towns; counties; educational institutions; corporations; and, more than two centuries after his death, countless cultural references.Lewis Rodman Wanamaker (February 13, 1863 ?- March 9, 1928) was a department store magnate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York City, and Paris, France. He was a patron of the arts, of education, of golf and athletics, of Native American scholarship, and was an investor in early aviation. He served as a Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania in 1916.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Sammlung der Drucksachen des Preußischen Hauses der Abgeordneten. 20. Legislaturperiode, I. Session 1904/05. Dritter Band, Drucksachen Nr. 78 - 96.

      Moeser, Berlin 1904 - 1 Blatt Inhaltsverzeichnis, Seiten 1449 - 2072: Mit u.a. einer umfangreichen " Denkschrift über die Ausführung des Gesetzes vom 26. April 1886, betr. die Beförderung deutscher Ansiedlungen in den Provinzen Westpreußen und Posen für 1903 " ( Nr. 80 mit 343 Seiten und sehr zahlreichen Tabellen ). Sowie mit umfangreichen Denkschriften über den Ausbau der Wasserstraßen: Nr.95 " Gesetzentwurf betr. die Verbesserung der Vorflut in der unteren Oder, Havel und Spree " Nr. 96 " Gesetzentwurf betr. die Herstellung und den Ausbau von Wasserstraßen " mit ca.220 Seiten Text und Tabellen: " Herstellung eines Schiffahrtskanals vom Rhein nach Hannover " - " Herstellung eines Großschiffahrtsweges Berlin-Stettin " - " Verbesserung der Wasserstraße zwischen Oder und Weichsel " - " Verbesserung der Schiffahrtsstraße der Warthe von der Mündung der Netze bis Posen " - " Kanalisierung der Oder von der Mündung der Glatzer Neiße bis Breslau. " - " Einfluß der Wasserstraßen auf die Ansiedelung der Industrie und deren Dezentralisierung ". Mit zusammen 38 ausfaltbaren ( teils mehrfach ausfaltbaren ), farbigen Karten, Längenschnitten und Plänen ( darunter: Übersichtskarte der Wasserstraßen Preußens und der angrenzenden Länder - Karte des Verkehrs auf Deutschen Wasserstraßen in den Jahren 1875 und 1900 - Kanal Rhein-Hannover, Übersichtsplan und Längenschnitt - Dortmund-Rhein-Kanal einschließlich Lippe-Seitenkanal und Ergänzungsbauten am Dortmund-Emskanal - Übersichtskarte der Märkischen Wasserstraßen - Wasserstraße Berlin-Hohensaathen ( Übersichtsplan und Längenschnitt ) - Karte des Verkehrs auf den Märkischen Wasserstraßen im Jahre 1898 - Wasserstraße Oder-Weichsel - Kanalisierung der Oder.Bibliothekshalbleinen, 4° ( 31 x 23 cm ). Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Exlibris und Bibliotheksstempel, einige Seiten etwas fleckig. Ansonsten wohlerhalten, die großen Karten und Pläne von guter Erhaltung. ( Gewicht 3000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        The Peradventures of Private Pagett. With eight Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. [with an original drawing]

      - London: Chapman and Hall, 1904. Small 8vo, (12), 242, (2)pp. With a frontispiece and 7 plates. Original decorated red cloth, edges lightly spotted, otherwise a very good copy in a cloth box. First edition, Arthur RackhamÕs own copy inscribed by him: ÒArthur Rackham from the publisher upon publicationÓ. A scarce book, especially in good condition. Loosely inserted in the box are magazine pages with parts of the book and RackhamÕs illustrations. Also present is an original pen and ink sketch (signed AR), not published in the book but used in the magazine version, inscribed in pencil on the front and back (not by Rackham) ÒSketch for heading Mr. Pagett the marineÓ (front) and ÒThe only early sketch for The Peradventures of Private Pagett not published in book form but in the magazine versionÓ (back). Another light pencil sketch is also on the back. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Vegetationsbilder. Series 1 - Series 26 part 4, (lacking 11 parts)

      Jena: Gustav Fischer [1904 - 1941]. Vegetationsbilder. Series 1 - Series 26 part 4, [lacking Series 5, Series 8 part 8, Series 12 parts 5 + 6, Series 13 parts 1 - 4]. Each Series comprises 8 parts. Series 1 - 4 are bound in rather worn cloth-backed boards, the rest are in parts, loose in paper covers as issued, (many covers are worn or detached, but contents throughout are good). Very heavy - extra postage will be required. {An amazing work: a series of fine photographic plates - collotypes, I think - with accompanying text. Each part is complete in itself; and whilst some are thematic - tropical nut-trees, Mexican cacti and succulents, Amazonian epiphytes, Californian conifers etc - the great majority of the work is phytogeographical, with fine portraits of plants and vegetation of a large range of countries - Western Lapland, Northwest Argentina, Socotra, Togo, Southwest Alaska, Arizona, Samoa, Juan Fernandez, Mesopotamia, Kurdestan, Uruguay, Central China, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica and many dozens more}. A rare chance to obtain such an extensive run. [German text] . First Edition. Paperback. Good.

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

      Wien, K. K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1904.. Mit 702 (16 farb.) Abb. u. Illustr. auf 348 (davon 9 mit Zwischenblatt u. als zwei gezählten, gefalteten) Tafeln. XX, 1 Bl., 365 S. u. 1 w. Bl.; 1 w. Bl., 2 Bl.; 2 Bl. u. 1 Bl. (Druckfehlerberichtigung). Kl. 4°. OLeinenband bzw. OLeinenmappen (mit Schließbändern) mit goldgepr. Lederrückenschild. Im Eck tls. durchgehend gering bestoßen. Textband mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Die Klammerheftung vereinzelt gering rostig. Stellenweise ganz gering fleckig, der hintere Vorsatz im Falz gebrochen. Die Mappenflügel tls. etwas defekt. Einige Tafeln etwas angerändert u. minimal geknickt.. Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne telefonisch zur Verfügung!

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        Camera Work: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine Devoted to Photography (Issue #7)

      New York: Alfred Stieglitz, 1904. Issue #7 (July, 1904) of this legendary quarterly. A lavish tribute to early photography, envisioned and published-- as a labor of love-- by Alfred Stieglitz. This copy handsomely rebound in a contemporary-to-the-period gray cloth. The original wrappers have been professionally mounted to the panels, all but convincing us that Stieglitz originally issued this in cloth. A skillful, attractive rebinding. The beautiful gravure plates have held up very nicely as well. Bright and near-immaculate. Tall quarto, deckled edges, crisp, unflecked lettering to the panels. Wonderful period ads (a number of them with plates) devoted to all things photography at the rear. Small name in light pencil (G.P. Pratt) to the front free endpaper. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc., ABAA, ILAB, FA]
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        The Songs of Bilitis [Signed by Pierre Louys and Signed by George Seferis]

      The Aldus Society, 1904, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First edition, Illustrated By: Fagan, JamesA Very Good copy of the first UK edition, first printing, and the first edition of the book in English translation (some handling soil, tiny rub at the spine foot, some pushing to the spine ends and bumping to the board corners), SIGNED BY PIERRE LOUYS on the half-title and SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the front free endpaper with two drawings and a PRESENTATION TO REX WARNER (a noted British author, Seferis' close friend, and a highly-regarded translator of Seferis' poetry to English) placed by Seferis in Storrs, Connecticut and with five lines written by Seferis in Greek. The book was privately issued by The Aldus Society in a Limited Edition of 1,000 copies (consisting of nine hundred and seventy-one copies on a special paper, with the watermark of the Society, and twenty-six signed and lettered copies, and three author's copies on Imperial Japanese vellum with the initials hand-illumined, of which this is Number 17 (of the 971). No Signature was called for in this copy, yet it has been signed by Louys on the half-title. There being only twenty-six copies expressly called to be signed, excluding this copy, we believe it to be quite scarce. The page edges are watermarked, and the title/limitation page, the frontispiece, and the book's other three full-page illustrations are printed on vellum leaves. While Pierre Louys was a heterosexual, he also was a good friend of Oscar Wilde and Andre Gide and a noted champion of gay & lesbian rights. His poetry and other writings are permeated with erotic and lesbian themes, with "The Songs of Bilitis" being his most famous and most frequently republished work. "Bilitis", the name Louys gave to his fictional Poetess, is presented by Louys as a contemporary of Sappho (herself a Greek lyric poet born between 630 and 612 BC on the Greek island of Lesbos). The book's introduction alleges the 143 poems within to have been written by Bilitis, whose tomb Louys claimed to have been discovered by (his fictional) archaeologist Herr G. Heim. The work shows Pierre Louys' deep knowledge of Ancient Greek culture, and, while written primarily by him, some of the poems are reworked epigrams from the Palatine Anthology (discovered in 1606), and some of the verses were taken from Sappho's work. Upon the work's initial publication (France, 1894), expert scholars were fooled and considered the work to be genuine and the poems to have been authored by Bilitis. Even after Louys' deception was unmasked, enthusiasm for the book's poetry did not wane and the poems, which established Pierre Louys' historic significance as a Poet, continue to be considered an important literary work. The poems comprise three cycles, each of which represents a phase of Bilitis' life: Bucolics in Pamphylia, representing her childhood and first sexual encounters, Elegies at Mytilene covers indulgence in homosexual sensuality, and the final section, Epigrams in the Isle of Cyprus, covers her life there as a courtesan. As noted above, George Seferis, a Greek Diplomat and Ambassador to the UK, one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, and the first Greek ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature gave this copy to Rex Warner. Both authors were deeply interested in all things related to Cyprus, thus explaining the gift. Signed copies of Pierre Louys' works, issued in French, while not rare, are relatively uncommon. However, signed copies of his works in English translation are real hen's teeth and exceedingly difficult to find. This copy, also having been signed and inscribed by Greece's first Nobel Laureate in Literature, is an extraordinary find. SCARCE to RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Bankers' Directory and List of Attorneys

      1904. [BANKING]. The Bankers' Directory and List of Attorneys "Blue Book." July,1904, Edition. 503 pp, interleaved with numerous illustrated ads. Illustrated with 90 colour maps of the United States, Canada and Europe. Large 4to., 280 x 185 mm, bound in publisher's blue cloth stamped in gilt on the spine and front and back covers. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Company, July, 1904. |~||~||~||~| A superb and exceptional example of Rand McNally's Banker's Directory, which was published throughout the second half of the nineteenth century and well into the twentieth. This is the 57th edition. Each bank throughout the U.S. and Canada is listed displaying its paid-up capital, surplus and profits, deposits, loans and discounts, stock and securities, cash and exchanges. Interspersed are ads for banks, and banking supplies plus the list of commercial lawyers at the end. Together a snapshot of the financial state of the U.S. during an important era of industrial growth. In fine condition, rare thus.

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      n.p., London, England 1904 - 4to. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt. lxxviii, 918; (iv), 919-1095+(1), 768 pages. 2 Volumes. Text in English and Syriac. Limited to 500 copies. Printed for private circulation only. Lady Meux Manuscript No. 6. Preface, table of contents, introduction, appendix, indices of names and scriptural references. Second volume includes original Syriac text. Syriac texts according to the recension of 'Anân-Îsho of Bêth 'Âbhê. The earliest accounts of the Desert Fathers, translated by a renowned student of the Eastern languages, dedicated to his patroness, the Lady Meux. Traditionally ascribed to Sts. Palladius and Jerome, but their work was expanded over time. Pages of Syriac text in reverse order from English in accordance with the convention of that and other Middle Eastern languages. Covers scuffed at corners and along spine. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Stock Exchange in Caricature, as Private Collection of Caricatures, Cartoons and Character Sketrches of Members of the New York Stock Exchange., humorously portraying their fads and foibles, and conveying the jovial spirit and good fellowship underlying the serious side of everyday life "on 'change." Issued under the Direction of a Committee of Member ? Part Two

      New York: Abram Stone, Publisher, 1904. First edition. #41 of 177 copies. PART TWO ONLY. 82 plates, including 3 by Thomas Nast. Arranged and printed under the direction of George E. Croscup at the Miller Press, New York. 1 vols. Folio. Original green cloth, stamped in cream with fading to lettering, some foxing to inner margins. With photo of William B. de Haven laid in at his caricature.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      Published by J.G. Hammond & Co. Limited, 1904. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Full dark blue leather binding. Gilt title and elaborate gilt decorations to front cover. Gilt title to spine. Embossed rear cover. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Numerous b/w photos. 173 pages. Book: book plate to front pastedown. Name in ink to verso of front endpaper else contents fine. Spine lightly browned. Overall a very handsome book. [S]

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        Happy England

      London: Adam & Charles Black 1904 - Full crushed morocco, 9 inches tall. With raised bands, titles, wide dentelles and all edges. The panels and upper board are very finely decorated with gilt floral tooling. With 81 full page colour plates by Helen Allingham. Some foxing especially to the preliminaries and opposite the tissues. A delightful volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Les Princesses

      Paris: F. Ferroud, 1904. First edition with these illustrations, ONE OF 400 COPIES, this unnumbered copy marked 'Réservé' and INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER ("souvenir de bonne confraternité"). Vignette title, etched frontispiece and 20 etched plates after drawings by Georges Rochegrosse. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Three quarter red morocco and marbled paper boards, gilt spine with blue leather labels, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., others uncut. With the original printed wrappers bound in with vignette on upper cover. Fine copy. Twenty Princesses in Verse and Drawing Banville's exquisite sonnet-portraits of the languid beauties are perfectly complemented by the delicate and lush eroticism of Rochegrosse's drawings. A unique copy of this masterfully produced book, and a lovely arrangement of text and image.

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      Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1904.. Linen-backed boards, paper spine and cover labels. Spine label chipped, boards somewhat soiled, endsheets darkened, else a good, sound copy, in folding cloth slipcase, morocco label. First edition. One of five hundred copies printed. Inscribed by Lady Gregory on the front free endsheet to Augustus John, a frequent visitor to Coole: "A. E. John from A. Gregory." In spite of the date on the title-page, official publication did not occur until 16 May 1905. Yeats inscribed John Quinn's copy: "Red Hanrahan is an imaginary name - I saw it over a shop, or rather part of it over a shop in Galway village - but there were many poets like him in the eighteenth century in Ireland. I wrote these stories first in literary English but I could not get any sense of the village life with the words. Now, however, Lady Gregory has helped me, & I think the stories have the emotion of folklore. They are but half mine now, & often her beautiful idiom is the better half". WADE 59. MILLER 4.

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      Chapman Publishing Company, Chicago 1904 - Biographies of many of the Oregonians who hagve contributed to the developmentand progress of Western Oregon. 1033 pages illustrated with numerous photographs of the prominent individuals, plus index. Smith: Pacific Northwest Americana 8308. Bound in original black leather with bevelled edges, raised bands, lettering stamped in gilt, and border and rule stamped in blind. All edges of text block in gilt. A handsome, near fine copy. A sturdy copy seldom found in such attractive condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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      Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1904. 8vo. In the original green full coth with gilt lettering to spine and boards. Capitals with slight wear, and inner front hinge a bit weak, otherwise a very nice and fresh copy. Small stamp to title-page. VIII, (2), 399 pp.. First edition of Rutherford's important work containing his "proposal of a new theory of atomic disintegration and of the nuclear nature of the atom", (Horblit 91) being "the first textbook on the subject and recognized as a classic at its publication in 1904" (DSB)."The first textbook on radioactivity, surveying contemporary knowledge of the entire field. Reasearch progressed so rapidly in this erea that the second edition, published only a year later, had to be enlarged by fifity percent. The book includes a discussion of Rutherford's revolutionary transformation theory, developed during the period 1902-1903, which states that radioactivity is a by-product of the transmutation of one element into another." (Norman)."After the discovery of thorium emanations in 1900 new concepts of atomic structure followed from the brilliant experiments of Rutherford. A new theory of atomic disintegration was proposed, then the nuclear nature of the atom. "(Dibner "Heralds of Science", No 51) Horblit 91Barchas 1840.Dibner 51

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        Joan of Arc

      Birmingham, England, 1904. Watercolor on paper, signed "Leslie Brockhurst, aged 14 years". 1 vols. 12-1/2 x 7-1/4 in. Framed. Near fine. Painted by Gerald L. Brockhurst at Age 14 This remarkable watercolor was done by Brockhurst while studying at the Birmingham Municipal School of Art. Notes Wildman: "At the turn of the century, the so-called Birmingham Group, mostly staff and students of the School, had achieved international prowess ... Brockhurst and his contemporaries were students during this golden age [and] benefited from the strengths of the School's teaching, especially those of draughtsmanship and design." Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1890-1978) was born in Birmingham, England, where he displayed a precocious talent for drawing. In London he was a prize-winning pupil at the Royal Academy Schools, and began etching in 1914. The following year he and his wife Anais moved to Ireland where for five years, under the patronage of Oliver St. John Gogarty, he made numerous paintings and drawings of Irish people and scenes. In 1920 he had returned to London and began a twenty-year career as an etcher - producing over 80 prints - and portrait painter of such distinction that he was able to command £1,000 a canvas, undertaking a maximun of 20 commissions a year. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1937. Around 1929 he met Kathleen Woodward, a sixteen-year old model, whom he rechristened Dorette, and who became the subject of some of his most important works. Their relationship developed rapidly, and led to a protracted, sensationalized divorce case which led to his and Dorette's departure to America in 1940, where they were later married. During the final thirty years of his life Brockhurst pursued a successful career as a portrait painter ($10,000 for a full-length study) dying after a long illness at his home in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

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        The Pearl And The Pumpkin

      , 1904 No DustJacket

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      Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1904.. Line and boards, paper spine label. Small bookplate on pastedown, usual tan offset to free endsheets, very faint tanning around edges of boards, but an unusually nice copy for this book, very good or better. First edition of the fourth Dun Emer Press book publication. One of 220 copies printed, and published on 21 February 1905. This copy has been signed by Yeats beneath his crossed- out name on the title-page. Uncommon thus. WADE 231. MILLER 5.

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        Shozoku chakuyozu [Illustrations of suits of clothes]

      Tokyo: Yoshikama Kyobunkan,, 1904. 2 volumes octavo. Original Japanese fukuro-toji, pouch or four-hole, binding, sepia-streaked paper covered card wraps with scarlet calligraphic titling and paper labels. 34 superbly-finished hand-coloured woodblock plates of costume. Just a little rubbed at the extremities, light toning, else a very good set. First edition of this beautifully illustrated work showing various types of Japanese courtly costume. A particularly interesting example of the genre, not only for the exceptional quality of colouring, and detailing of the rich of fabrics portrayed, but also for the meticulous labelling of each of the components of these complex outfits, from front and back. Compiled by Kosugi, a scholar of the classics and an official at the Imperial Museum, and including annotations drawn from Ise, a courtier of the Edo period who left extensive notes on courtly custom. Uncommon, with OCLC showing perhaps 8 sets worldwide.

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        The Complete Works

      Boston: Dana Estes, 1904. hardcover. very good(+). Translated from the Russian and Edited by Leo Wiener. Frontispieces & other black & white photogravure illustrations from paintings. 28 vols. 8vo, maroon cloth. Boston: Dana Estes, 1904 -1912 The spines and paper spine labels are faded, and the tops of the spines are rubbed, but internally a clean set with solid hinges. Edition De Luxe, limited to 1000 numbered sets.

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        Farbiges Original-Bild: 3 Pudel,

      , - Original-Bild des Künstlers Eriksdun (eigentlicher Name Heinrich Friedrich Kröger, 1904-1982), deutscher Maler, von ihm signiert, drei Pudel, Acryl auf Hartkarton, ein sehr gut erhaltenes Werk in den leuchtenden Farben, die Eriksduns Werke ausmachen. Wird als Rolle versendet. --- An original painting (acryl on card board) by German artist Eriksdun (1904-1982), three poodles, signed by artist, excellent condition for this unique painting in its bright colours. --- Une peinture originale (acryl sur carton) par l'artiste allemand Eriksdun (1904-1982) representant trois caniches, signée par l'artiste, excellent état pour cette oeuvre unique aux couleurs vives et flamboyantes. --- 105 x 73 Cm. 1,5 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Gentle Art of Resenting Injuries

      Privately Printed and Copyrighted by Fredercik Keppel, Printed at the De Vinne Press, New York 1904 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Master of Game ? The Oldest English Book on Hunting. Edited by Wm. A. and F. Baillie-Grohman. With a Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt

      London: Published for the Editors by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, 1904. First edition, one of 600 copies. With 52 facsimile photogravure plates and monotint reproductions, including chromolithographic frontispiece. 1 vols. Folio. Recent full reversed calf, spine with raised bands, upper board inlaid with the gilt seal of Edward, 2nd Duke of York, from original binding. Some marginal chipping to leaf [a]4 (pp. vii-viii, ntroductory note), not affecting text. Fine, attractive copy. The first 10 copies were printed on Japanese hand- made vellum paper. One of these was presented by President Theodore Roosevelt to the German Emperor in 1910 after his visit to Berlin, while three other copies were bought by the late King Edward VII, the Prince of Wales (King George V) and Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria shortly before his assassination which gave rise to World War II.Partially a translation from the most famous hunting book, Gaston Phoebus, which the author wrote while in prison for an attempt to murder his cousin Richard II.

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        Iconographie complète des Coquilles Fossiles de l'Éocène des environs de Paris.

      Paris 1904-1912. 2 volumes. 4to. pp. 12, (2); 20, (1), with 110 plates and descriptive text. Cloth. B.M.(Nat. Hist.) VI, 235. A complete copy of this very scarce privately published work. The plates contain 2750 figures of shells.

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      Daily Miner Transcript Print, n. d. (ca 1904)]., 1904. 6 7/8" x 5 1/4" gold gilt embossed purple wrappers, n. p. (36 pp.), illustrated, map. Numerous black and white photographic illustrations of the county, its town, buildings, and mines, plus a double-page map of Nevada County. A handsome little booklet promoting Nevada County, California, with illustrations of the major towns, buildings, and mines of the region. This booklet was reviewed in the San Francisco Call, October 3, 1904. The region continued to produce millions of dollars in gold even in the early 20th century, more than 50 years after discovery of gold in California, but on an industrial scale, not that of the individual placer miner. Several views of the area's major mines operating at the turn of the 20th century, plus a view of the Electric Hoisting Works of Grass Valley. There is also a list of members of the Executive Committee of Nevada County Promotion Committee. A tiny stain (looks like a tiny spot of coffee) in the margin of the last page which diminishes to nothing 8 pages later, on page 11 is a stamped address of a real estate agent that is contained mostly in the margin, and portions of the covers lightly faded, else a very good, internally clean copy.

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        Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

      London: Edward Arnold, 1904. First edition. With four illustrations by James McBryde. 270, [16, ads, dated November 1904] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original beige linen, stamped in black and red, yapp fore-edges. Spine and edges a trifle darkened and soiled, upper hinge cracked., early gift inscription on title page. Very good, in custom black, morocco-backed clamshell case. The first work of fiction by the distinguished scholar, educator, administrator and antiquarian who was one of the greatest ghost-story writers of all time. Had he not written in the genre, Rhodes, born in 1862, would have been remembered as a writer and expert on apocryphal literature and medieval manuscripts, as director of Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum, a noteworthy administrator of King's College, and Provost of Eton until his death in 1936. Instead, we know him as a masterful narrator who 'surpassed most writers of ghost stories in the eeriness of his atmosphere, the individual and peculiarly creepy quality of his plots, and the vindictiveness and maligancy of his ghosts..." (Kunitz & Haycraft, Twentieth Century Authors). Among the eight extremely creepy stories in this volume is the frequently anthologized tale, "The Mezzotint"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Salmon Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia

      New York: [The De Vinne Press] Printed for Private Distribution to the Author's Friends, 1904. First edition, Number 61 of 100 copies printed on Imperial Japan Paper. Photogravure frontispiece, 15 photogravure plates, and 3 color plates of flies. 152, [1] pp. Printed by the DeVinne Press. 1 vols. 8vo. Original parchment-backed boards, printed paper label, minor foxing to upper quarter of front cover, else a fine copy. In open-faced paper case. A splendid work of unsurpassed, almost lyrical, prose and superb photogravures - and of predictable rarity. This is one of two versions, and, as it contains 152 pages against 143 in the other, mostly expanding the data on the Salmon, Bruns believes that this may "have been a reserved presentation copy, with additions by the author"

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        A Western Trip

      [Detroit: Herold Press,] for private circulation only, 1904. First edition. 12 mounted full-page color photographs by William Henry Jackson and 18 smaller mounted black and white photographs in text. 91 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown russia, upper board pictorial gilt, t.e.g., fore edge uncut. Some fading and rubbing at spine and edges, offsetting in text, front inner hinge tender. Inscribed by the author on the fly-leaf opposite the title "Carl E. Schmidt to R. Jacobsen 'That's all' Christmas 1904". Loosely inserted is a T.L. S. from Carl E. Schmidt, Detroit, 21 December 1904. To R Jacobsen, c/o Hide & Leather, Chicago, conveying the book as a Christmas gift, with a manuscript postscript beneath the signature, "Please do not mention in paper." Bookplates of John M. Schiff and another. Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. STREETER COPY This lavishly produced record of a sporting trip to Yellowstone takes the form of the diary of Detroit industrialist Carl Schmidt, and includes a section on fishing. Chapter 9, pp. 63-72, is entitled "A Fishing Trip." The present copy comes from the celebrated library of Thomas Winthrop Streeter, with his pencil note "Dauber & Pine, June 1953. 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 black and white photographs are by members of the party. An outstanding sporting and Western rarity, with a highly desirable provenance.

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      N.P.: The Black Hills Mining Men's Association, 1904., 1904. Tall quarto. First edition. Decorated wrappers in gold and black, 206 [1] pp., introduction, frontis., double column, illustrated, plates, portraits. Book is illustrated from original photographs with articles by eleven different contributors. A wonderful photograph of the real Deadwood Stage Coach on its daily run to Spearfish. The photographs are graphic in detail and provide an excellent insight to long ago South Dakota. The numerous articles provide much information about the mines, mining towns, resources, railways, agricultural resources, ranching, etc. Spine panel has old cellophane tape residue, but professionally restored at spine panel, closed tear to top edge of rear panel has been internally reinforced. and overall a tight, clean very good copy of a scarce item, housed in a slipcase with titles on spine panel. Not in Adams' Herd, Decker, Eberstadt, Graff, or Howes.

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        A History of the Indian Mutiny

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1904?-1912. Reviewed and Illustrated from Original Documents. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth neatly repaired. 39 plates, 11 maps and 3 larger folding maps (Delhi & Lucknow). Some foxing. First edition, with an excellent provenance: volumes I and II carry the bookplate of Lieutenant-General Stephen Chamier (1834-1910), an army officer with an extensive service record in India, present at nineteen actions, particularly during the Mutiny (1857). An uncommon and thorough work, still consulted today, most recently by Kaushik Roy, in his The Army in British India: From Colonial Warfare to Total War 1857-1947 (Bloomsbury 2013).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Histoire de J. Mc N. Whistler et de son ?uvre

      Paris: H. Floury, Libraire-Editeur 1, Boulevard des Capucines, 1904. First edition, #22 of 50 on Japan. 19 plates, including one in color, with PLATES IN TWO STATES. 209 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full brown levant, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in, by Zaehnsdorf. Fine. First edition, #22 of 50 on Japan. 19 plates, including one in color, with PLATES IN TWO STATES. 209 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 50.

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        La femme et le pantin.

      H. Piazza et cie - Paris, 1904, petit in-4 demi-maroquin brun à coins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, motif d'une orange feuillue dessinée et mosaïquée, répété au dos, tête dorée, non rognée, couvertures illustrées conservées. Reliure signée de Noulhac. Dos éclairci. 51 illustrations en couleurs par P. Roïg, dont une sur la couverture et 17 à pleine page. Le texte est orné d'encadrements décoratifs en noir et en couleurs par Riom. Tirage à 290 exemplaires, celui-ci sur papier vélin à la cuve. Quelques rousseurs sur les deux premiers feuillet de garde avec transfert d'une petite tache sur la couverture. Une tache (1cmx1cm) sur la tranche inférieure. Sinon très bel exemplaire de ce charmant illustré à l'ornementation somptueuse. Carteret IV-252 Edition cotée. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst (mit den Beiblättern Kunstchronik und Kunstmarkt) - Neue Folge, 15. Jahrgang - mit 21 Originalen Arbeiten, künstlerische Reproduktionen und photomechanische Reproduktionen (Verzeichnis der Orig.Arbeiten auf Anfrage) u.a.: Hans Berthold: Pelikane (Orig.Holzschnitt).

      Seemann; 1904.. 304/ 240 Seiten; Gebundene Ausgabe. Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut.

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        WHISTLER AS I KNEW HIM (DeLuxe Limited Edition)

      Adam & Charles Black, 1904, hardback, Book Condition: Very Goodhardback, 4to, new buckram backstrip with original skilfully laid down & also preserving original cream decorative panels, original gilt titles, top edge gilt, deckle edges, corners of boards very lightly rubbed at tips, internally a very good copy, Limited DeLuxe edition of 500 copies of which this is numbered 482 and signed by the author, the frontispiece of the Menpes children appears not to have been bound in & all 125 tissue guarded plates are present, binding tight, a very good handsome copy, 153pp of text, Book

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        Nostromo A Tale of the Seaboard.

      London, Harper & Brothers, 1904 - London, Harper & Brothers, 1904, first edition. Original blue cloth, title, author, and publisher in gilt on spine, title and author in a lighter blue along with five wavy lines along top and bottom edges of front cover, first issue with all first issue points noted in Smith 11, one of 2,000 copies, Cagle A10a(1), Keating 61. Bookseller sticker in front and rear, period bookplate, under which a previous owner has noted in pencil that a copy with Conrad's inscription sold for $125 at a 1928 American sale, very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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