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        The Gold Bat

      London, A & C Black, 1904, 1904. FIRST EDITION, earliest issue with two pages of terminal ads. but without the 8-page advertisement catalogue Octavo, pp.277, with eight plates illustrated by Whitwell. Publisher's polychrome binding of dark red cloth with pictorial upper and spine, titled in gilt. Internally clean but for light sporadix foxing mainly to prelims but occasionally recurring. Ink ownership to front flyleaf. A very sharp copy indeed with some light wear to extremities and its most noticeable defect being a half centimetre repaired split to the rear spine hinge. A very clean, handsome copy of an early Wodehouse.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Decretum Gratiani. Emendatum et notationibus illustratum.

      In - 4to (cm. 23) di pp. (84) 1904 (28) con numerose iniziali ornate, Arbor Consanguintatis e Arbor Affinitatis in xil. n.t., marca tip. al fs. Bella legatura firmata "Allegretti" primi '800, piena pergamena con piatti maculati e dso in tinta unita con fregi a secco e motivi con tit. oro: mancanza a una carta d'indice reitegrata con testo ottimamente ripreso a penna, qualche leggerissima usura e alone marginale, lieve rifilatura all'Arbor Consanguinitatis. Alcuni forellini di tarlo alle prime cc. Ottimo es. di bella edizione della Tipografia del Popolo Romano diretta da Paolo Manuzio.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Insubria]
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        The Wolf-Leader. Newly translated by Afred Allinson

      London, Methuen. [1904], 1904. First English Edition. 8vo. Publisher's decorated wraps, white card overprinted in red and black. Very light edgewear, an ink number to left extremity of front panel and trifling chipping to the spine panel. A near fine copy of an extremely fragile item. Clean, crisp and bright with border colours unfaded around the striking Frank Adams cover illustration. Internally crisp and clean with the customary reams of advertisements for Whelpton's Purifying Pills and Swan Fountain Pens preceding the story. Described as 'One of the best Werewolf novels every written', this is a chilling tale of a man who gains the ability to control wolves after begging for assistance in his revenge against a persecutor from a giant talking wolf walking on its hind legs (this strikes me as a somewhat unwise move, I'd be more inclined to temporarily shelve my thirst for vengeance and think seriously about the potential of gainful employment in say, the circus and fairground industries). A splendid copy of a rare survival.

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        [Photograph Album of Guatemala]

      (Guatemala City and Surrounding), [ca. 1904-1907]. Hardcover. Very good +. Oblong 4to. green cloth album with marbled endpapers, measuring approximately 13.25” x 9.74”. Containing 24 stiff card pages with 64 photographs total, 50 mounted recto and verso, 13 laid in loose. 21 of the photos larger format (8" x 10" approx.) with remainder roughly 3" x 5". Mounted photos all with manuscript captions. 22 instances of descriptions absent photographs, presumed perished. Binding a bit shaken, front hinge splitting. But overall sound, clean, and good overall. Prints well preserved, generally very good. A significant, early 1900s photograph album of Guatemala, most likely complied and partially photographed by the wife of then United States Consular General to Guatemala, William P. Kent (1857-1936, Consul 1906-09). With several well composed shots of the exterior and interior of the ConsularÂ’s residence at No. 76 5th Ave. in Guatemala City, as well as many images of trips through the country in and around the areas of Guatemala City, San Rafael, and Santa Maria. Other historic images include a group shot of Central American dignitaries aboard the USS Marblehead during peace treaty negotiations, and several of railroad interest, most notably an 8” x 10” commercial print of Guatemalan President Manuel Joe Estrada Cabrera captioned "Signing contract for construction of the Northern R.R." - possibly what would become known as the Farcquar Contract with The United Fruit Company for completion of The Northern Railroad in 1904. Two prints, including the contract signing, bear the stamp of photographer Albert G. Valdeavellano; one stamped Jose Garcia Sanchez. A series of five magnificent 8” x 10” prints (above, left) show the ruins at Antigua. Two enlargements show what is described as a large-scale, cement-constructed topographical map of Guatemala housed in the Temple of Minerva and built at a cost of some $100,000. The album and most loose prints are captioned in detail, making this a rich and important primary source.

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        Exlibris Daniel Pesl II.

      1904 1904 - Lithographie auf grauem Velin, 1904. Darstellungsgröße 10,8:2,8 cm, Blattgröße 11,8:3,8 cm. Lankheit 848. Sehr guter und tadellos erhaltener Druck, verso minimale Klebespuren.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Story of My Life

      Hodder and Stoughton, 1904-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1904. 441 pp. First British edition, first printing. Signed by Keller on the front end paper in pencil with someone else's inscription underneath in ink: "Her message to the Blind: 'Sight comes from the soul.'" Good+ condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean text. Spine a bit darkened, front and rear hinges a bit tender, corners bumped, boards a bit curved. Gilt spine lettering strong. Offsetting to half-title from newspaper clipping glued to facing page about Keller's visit to the UK in 1933. Light foxing to end papers. Former owner's inscription on title page, dated 1905. A signed copy of Keller's autobiography with a nice provenance. According to the old British Christmas card included with the book it was signed at the Northern School for the Blind in Manchester and was eventually given as a gift to a local alderman.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Napoléon et son fils. Illustrations d'après les documents contemporains.

      Goupil,, Paris, 1904 - Cm. 33, pp. (6) 294 (6). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino verde con punte, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Gguardie marmorizzate e taglio di testa dorato. Legatura firmata Champs-Stroobants. Brossure originali conservate (compreso il dorso). Frontespizio in rosso e nero, antiporta a colori e molte illustrazioni su tavole f.t. (tutte protette da velina parlante) Sono inoltre presenti diversi facsimili di documenti, tra cui, fra le pp. 86-67, 4 pp. di facsimile dell'atto di nascita del Re di Roma. Esemplare fresco ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Edizione originale, nella tiratura di testa di soli 800 esemplari numerati "sur papier à la main des Manufactures Blanchet frères & Kléber" (n. 101), di questo pregiato studio biografico su Napoleone e su suo figlio, il Re di Roma. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Tafel des Heeren - eene hulp ter rechte viering van het Heilig Avondmaal - overdenkingen voor eene week door Andrew Murray predikant te Wellington (Zuid-Afrika).

      Holl. Afrikaansche Uitgewersmaatschappij. v/h Jacques Dusseau & Co., Amsterdam, Kaapstad, 1904, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 2nd Edition137 pages (complete). In Dutch throughout. This devotional for Holy Week, set out Day by Day, has been described as an "excellent resource for those who desire to grow their faith through Communion". This much used, much cared-for pocket sized book is, for its age, in general good condition. The cover, although worn and scuffed, is sturdy and sure. The spine is secure; it is much worn to the head and foot and along the seams. The binding is flexible and fluid. The contents are annotated (very neatly) throughout. The front inside cover has mild, shallow injury to the head and foot of the guttering. The inside front cover has previous owner signatures. The pages turn with ease and confidence. There is some mild foxing throughout. There is evidence of use throughout. The pages are comfortable, clear, confident and calm. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Christian; Religion; Inventory No: amfu.

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        A History of Louisiana 4 Volumes I, II, III, and IV

      Goupil & Co, 1904-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. 4 volume set. Publishers 1/4 red cloth over marbled boards. A handsome set. Top edge gilt. Hardcover. No. 771 of 1000 copies. Good bindings and covers. Light wear. Clean, unmarked pages. Howes F278 v. 1. Early explorers and the domination of the French, 1512-1768.--v. 2. The Spanish domination and the cession to the United States, 1769-1803.--v. 3. The American domination, pt. I, 1803-1861.--v. 4. The American domination, pt. II, 1861-1903. This work was one of many written in the 18th-19th Century, Alcee Fortier,a renowned Professor of Romance Languages at Tulane University. His French Creole ancestry gave him a much valued perspective on numerous works on language, literature, Louisiana history and folklore, Louisiana Creole languages, and personal reminiscence. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Konrad Ansorge (1862-1930). Pianist. Dreiviertelfigur sitzend, nach links.

      . Radierung und Roulette, auf Bütten, signiert. 19,7:29,6 cm. Als "2. Zust.(and)" bezeichnet. Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit vollem Rand, leichter Lichtrand rundum.. An der Münchner Kunstakademie ausgebildet, experimentierte Orlik mit graphischen Techniken, insbesondere mit dem Holzschnitt. 1904 ging er nach Wien und wurde Professor und Leiter der Graphikklasse an der Kunstgewerbeschule, später lehrte er in Berlin.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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.. Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne telefonisch zur Verfügung!Colas 2110; Hiler 623; Larrass S. 70; Lipperheide Nh110.

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        Joan of Arc

      Birmingham, England 1904 - 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. Watercolor on paper, signed "Leslie Brockhurst, aged 14 years". 1 vols. 12-1/2 x 7-1/4 in [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Taschenbuch de Kriegsflotten. Zeitraum 1904-2001 lückenlos in 61 Bden. Plus 3 Bde. zusätzlich in 2. Auflage.

      Lehmann, München - Die Lieferungen erfolgten teils unregelmäßig. Dass das hier vorliegende Angebot f. den Zeitraum 1904-2001 lückenlos ist, erschließt sich aus den Jahrgangsangaben; so war z.B. der Band "1918" der 19. Jahrgang, der Bd. "1922" ist der 20. Jgg. +++ Von den Jgg.en 1905, 1940 und 1941/42 sind neben der 1.A. auch die 2.A. vorhanden (was f. die Kriegszeit von deutlicher Relevanz ist). +++ Kl.- 8° (17x11,5cm). Leinen mit Goldprägung. Mit s. zahlreichen Fotos, teils zweifarbigen Grundrissen u. Grafiken, 4-farbigen Hoheitszeichen und Flaggen etc. +++ Kein Besitzvermerk, keine Eintragungen, Ebd.e teils an Kapitalen bestoßen u. berieben (vgl. Foto),Vorsätze (selten) leicht stockfleckig; allermeistens innen fast wie neu: von Anfang an in Sammlerhand. Seiten recht hell (auch bei Exempl. vor 1914). Aus erster Sammlerhand, 2 Genrationen im selben Haushalt. Sehr gut gepflegt und wohlerhalten. Weitere Fotos gern von: mDOTfruthAThotmailDOTde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Samuel Cousins / by Alfred Whitman

      London : G. Bell, 1904. 1st Edition. Folio. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked vellum over matching cream, fine-ribbed cloth boards. Minor generalized wear to extremities of covers. An uncommonly good example of a scrace edition. Further scans and additional bibliographic material on request. Folio. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked vellum over matching cream, fine-ribbed cloth boards. Minor generalized wear to extremities of covers. An uncommonly good example of a scrace edition. Further scans and additional bibliographic material on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Dekorative Vorbilder eine Sammlung von Figurlichen Darstellungen, Kunstgewerblichen Verzierungen, Plastischen Ornamenten, Dekorativen Tier- und Pflanzen-Typen, Allegorieen, Heraldischen Motiven, Trophaen etc Fur Zeichner, Maler, Graphische Kunstler

      Stuttgart.: Julius Hoffman.. Volume 15.. 1904.. 57 (of 60) color plates (mostly chromolithographic with some process prints), loose in 14 x 10 inch color decorative cloth covered board folder. Folder soiled with light wear to extremities and dampstaining to two edges; 3 MISSING PLATES (4, 21 and 37), plates in very good bright condition with faint damp stain to upper right edge of many plates (not affecting image) and occasional faint soiling (outside image area). A gorgeous collection of Art Nouveau decorative patterns, graphics and illustrations including plants, figures and animals. For draftsman, painters, graphic artists, decorators, sculptors and architects. Text in German. .

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        The Sea-Wolf.

      - New York: Macmillan, 1904. 8vo. Rebound in modern half morocco and blue cloth, gilt. Minor wear to joints, light sunning to backstrip. Top edge gilt. Original six black and white illustrations throughout, including frontis. Original cloth bound in at the back. In fine condition. First edition, with white lettering and the title page a cancel. The sequence of the issues of this title are still contended, but this copy gives the earliest known publishing date, October of 1904. BAL 11882. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        In den Jagdgründen Deutsch-Ostafrikas. Erinnerungen aus meinem Tagebuch mit einem kurzen Vorwort über das Ostafrikanische Schutzgebiet. Mit 23 Lichtdruckbildern auf 16 Tafeln zum größten Teil nach Originalaufnahmen des Verfassers.

      Reimer,, Berlin, 1904 - Berlin, Reimer, 1904. XI + 154 S. OLwd. Mit Frontispiz und faksimilierter Signatur sowie 15 Tafeln mit photographischen Abbildungen. - Besitzsign. a. T., St. a. V., Gbrsp., tlw. etw. stockfleckig, Tafeln etw. feuchtigkeitsranddig, S. 144f. m. Fleck sowie einem geschlossen Einriss (kein Textverlust obwohl Druckbild verschoben in diesem Bereich). Gutes Expl. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Japan through the Stereoscope

      1904. UNDERWOOD and UNDERWOOD. Japan through the Stereoscope. 100 Stereo Views. 8vo., loose in the original book-shaped cloth box. New York: Underwood and Underwood, 1904. |~||~||~||~| A unique photographic survey of early twentieth century of Japan and the Japanese. The views cover every aspect of Japanese scenery and life. Among the views are Nagasaki, Yokohama, Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Hiroshima, Miyajima and Kamakura and the Great Buddha. The pictures also depict Fishermen, blacksmiths, potters, fortune-tellers and weavers, among others. There is a lengthy descriptive text on the back of each view. Accompanied by an original Underwood and Underwood stereo viewer.

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        The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne with Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles IN TWENTY-TWO VOLUMES. Old Manse Edition

      Boston.: Houghton Mifflin and Company.. 1904.. Black and white plates with titled tissue guards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, lvii+323+343, xxiv+326, xxvi+345+360, xxiv+381, xxiv+467, xxxii+354, xxvi+294+359,xxi+517 (index), xxiv+360, xiv+515, xvii+433, xv+405, xii+323, xv+439, xiv+585 (index), viii+425+436+421+459 (index), 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, gilt lettered decorative leather spine and leather corners with marbled paper covered boards (hardbound). Occasional very minor signs of wear to covers of a few volumes, 1 inch tear to page 290 of Volume 9; overall the set is in very good to fine condition. Extremely goodlooking and very well preserved set of twenty two volumes including: Twice-Told Tales Told in Two Volumes, The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales, Mosses from an Old Manse Told in Two Volumes, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun or the Romance of Monte Beni Told in Two Volumes, Our Old Home, The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair and Biographical Stories, A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys and Tanglewood Tales, The Dolliver Romance and Kindred Tales, Doctor Grimshawe's Secret, Tales and Sketches, Miscellanies Biographical and Other Sketches and Letters, Passages from the American-Notebooks, Notes of Travel in Four Volumes. The illustrations represent a diversity of American illustrators of the time including B. West Clinedinst, Clyde O. DeLand, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Frederick McCormick, A.I. Keller, Howard Pyle, Frank T. Merrill, Maude Cowles, Sarah S. Stilwell, and attractive plates of cathedrals and scenic Europe. .

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        Jena of Sedan? Een Militaire Roman

      van Holkema, 1904, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketThe boards are a bit rubbed and edgeworn. Mild tanning. Soundly bound. One ownership inscription. Dutch. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: jx68.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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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        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.

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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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        BOOK OF PARADISE BEING THE HISTORIES AND SAYINGS OF THE MONKS AND ASCETICS OF THE EGYPTIAN DESERT BY PALLADIUS, HIERONYMUS AND OTHERS

      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 MYSTERY OF A BUNGALOW

      LONDON: METHUEN & CO. LTD. NEAR FINE WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1904. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. ISBN: COLONIAL EDITION / CHESNEY'S EARLIER MYSTERY "ADVENTURES OF A. ISBN: SOLICITOR" IS A HIGHLY REGARDED DECTECTIVE FICTION TITLE. BLUEISH GREEN CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH BRIGHT GILT SPINE TITLES ANDTITLES IN BLIND TO THE FRONT COVER WITH "METHUEN'S COLONIAL LIBRARY"CATALOGUE ENDPAPERS ALONG WITH A 40 PAGE METHUEN CATALOGUE DATED MARCH1904 INSERTED AT THE REAR OF THE BOOK. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN AND TIGHT COPYOF A RARE BOOK.. Keywords: MYSTERY, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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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.

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        COUNTRY BIOGRAPHIES SHROPSHIRE

      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]

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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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        STORIES OF RED HANRAHAN

      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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        PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF WESTERN OREGON, CONTAINING ORIGINAL SKETCHES OF MANY WELL KNOWN CITIZENS OF THE PAST AND PRESENT

      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]

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        Radio-Activity.

      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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