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        The Compleat Angler. Edited by Richard LeGallienne

      London: John Lane, 1904. Coigney's Second LeGallienne edition. Illustrated by Edmund H. New. 1 vols. 8vo (183 x 122 mm). Bound in green morocco, covers with onlaid design of white and gray onlays, depicting water-lilies rising from a pond, the latter executed in swrling gilt lines in which two fish swim, with large lily pads beneath composed of darker green morocco onlays, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in one, the remaining with simple rule borders, turn-ins gilt, again with fish motifs, all edges gilt, by Rivière and Son. In fine condition; housed in a felt-lined cloth slipcase. Provenance: Cortland F. Bishop (bookplate); Frank S. Hatch (bookplate). Coigney's Second LeGallienne edition. Illustrated by Edmund H. New. 1 vols. 8vo (183 x 122 mm). Walton in a Fine Rivière Binding. Coigney 222

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        â€œPlans of the New Pt Comfort Corporation” [Original 1904 Broadside]

      Mathews, Va.: New Point Comfort Corporation, 1904. 1st Edition. Other Other. Very Good. (Virginiana, Ephemera) Original 1904 Broadside “Plans of the New Pt. Comfort Corporation” â€?" featuring the article “New Point Comfort Plans: An Unexampled Opportunity to Push Mathews and Gloucester to the Front” from the Mathews and Gloucester Tribune, April 22nd, 1904. Mathews, Va.: New Point Comfort Corporation, 1904. Measures 12.25 x 7 inches. Fold marks. Two toning or stain spots. Slight edge wear with a few small closed tears. Very scarce. Very Good condition overall. Promotional broadside meant to recruit subscribers for the New Point Comfort Development Company’s intention of building a resort on the peninsula near the lighthouse and creating beaches out the marshland in the area. The project failed due the exorbitant cost, and the company went bankrupt.

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        Cabbages and Kings

      McClure, Phillips & Co. 1904 - Laid in is a slip of paper inscribed "Yours as ever" and SIGNED by Sydney Porter. There is both a vertical and horizontal crease on the paper, as well as some light foxing. The cloth of the volume is edge rubbed with corner tips showing, the front panel lettering is lightly subdued, and the spine lettering is almost totally faded. The interior has just light general wear and is in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Haandvaerkertoget ved Faellesrepraesentationenes Jubilaeum 1904

      forhen A. Christiansens Forlag (Hermann-Petersen), Copenhagen 1904 - 50 Double-page colored plates after Rasmus Christiansen, mounted on stubs. Introduction by Jul. Wulff. 1 vols. Oblong folio. Fête Book. DANISH TRADES FESTIVAL PARADE. In July 31/1 August 1904 a grand festival and parade was held in celebration of Danish Industry and Tradesmen. The elaborate floats representing the trades are depicted in these fine double-page colored plates including those of the printers, the bakers, the stroller-makers, the pavers, the bookbinders, the furriers, barrelmakers, cigar and tobacco merchants, bicyclewheel makers, photographers, metalsmiths, hatmakers, carriagemakers, clockmakers, wigmakers and many others. Under each illustration is text describing those involved. Original leather-backed burgundy cloth, lettered on cover in gilt. Spine repaired, inner hinges strengthened. Some minor rubbing, pencilled numbers in upper right margin of several plates. Very good 50 Double-page colored plates after Rasmus Christiansen, mounted on stubs. Introduction by Jul. Wulff. 1 vols. Oblong folio

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        Flamingo. Farbholzschnitt in Hellblau, Lilagrau, Rosa Blau, Grün, Schwarz. 1904. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert, links bez.: Flamingo / Handdruck". U.l. im Stock monogrammiert: CM.

      . 24,9 : 22,1 cm auf 32,5 : 27,3 cm.. Studer 11: "In diesem Blatt lässt sich zum erstenmal inhaltlilch der Einfluss der japanischen Farbholzschnitte nachweisen." - Das Blau des Futterkübels und dessen Spiegelung im Wasser handkoloriert.

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        Fritz Kocher's Aufsätze. Mitgeteilt von Robert Walser.

      Insel Verlag, Leipzig, 1904 - Leipzig, Insel Verlag 1904. 128 S. Mit 11 ganzseitigen Illustrationen von Karl Walser. Halbpergamentband der Zeit mit hellrotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. Diie Originalbroschur von Karl Walser mit eingebunden. Badorrek-H. A. 28.1. - Sarkowski 1872. - Wilpert-G. 1. - Erste Ausgabe. - Gutes Exemplar der seltenen ersten Buchveröffentlichung Walsers. - Exemplar der Bindequote in der illustrierten Broschur hierin einem schlichten aber geschmackvollen Privateinband der Zeit. Schönes, fleckenloses Exemplar. Späteres Exlibris eines Insel-Sammlers auf dem dem Innendeckel. Sprache: Deutsch Halbpergamentband der Zeit mit hellrotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. Diie Originalbroschur von Karl Walser mit eingebunden. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Shanghai: A Handbook for Travellers and Residents to the Chief Objects of Interest in and Around the Foreign Settlements and Native City.

      Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore & Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh, (1904). - Octavo. Pp. (ii), (vi), xx, 222, (24). Plus large, folding coloured lithograph map, "A Map of the Foreign Settlements at Shanghai 1904" printed by Stanford, London, placed in rear pocket. With 64 illustrations to text. Many commercial advertisements. Index. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full blue cloth, upper cover decorated with Chinese motifs and lettered in gilt, lower cover with advertisement of Standard Life Office stamped in gilt, with large armorial emblem at head, spine bit faded, lettered in gilt, spine ends slightly bumped. Light blue endpapers printed with advertisements. A lovely copy in a very good exterior and with fine, fresh interior absolutely free of foxing. ~ First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

      London: Edward Arnold, 1904., 1904. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's brown buckram, with yapp edged boards; red double-ruled borders, titles in black to front board and spine; untrimmed edges. With four haunting illustrations by McBryde. Binding is rubbed, corners bumped, with negligible fraying, spine lightly tanned. Internally clean and free from spotting. A superb and seminal collection of short supernatural stories, including "The Mezzotint", guaranteed to linger in the mind of any devoted bibliophile.

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        The Complete Writing of J.R. Lowell

      Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press, 1904., 1904. Edition de Luxe, Limited to 1000 copies only of which this is number 616. This set contains 13 volumes, without the 3 vols of the Letters; 8vo. Bound at the Riverside Press in a contemporary full green crushed morocco, spines uniformly faded to brown, extra gilt to spines, raised bands, elaborate gilt borders to boards, top edges gilt others trimmed; green silk doublure with gilt ruled leather turning. Illustrated throughout. Some plates in two states and coloured. With a Fine Manuscript Letter by Lowell tipped in at the front of volume one, dated 1876. Corners slightly bumped, but overall a fine and attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The National Shakespeare, a Facsimile of the Text of the First Folio of 1623

      London: William MacKenzie no date circa 1904. 3 volumes, various paginations. Very prettily designed green morocco grained cloth, illustrated facsimile edition. Wear to head and foot of spine on all 3 volumes. F.e.ps foxed slightly, boards a bit marked here and there. A very good set overall. . Very Good. Decorated Cloth. 1904. Folio.

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        The Marketplace, Vitré, 1893Chicago 62 I/I; Levy 66; Way 40. Transfer lithograph in black printed on fine handmade laid paper with the watermark, a star in a elaborated square with J.

      Goulding., London 1904 - The Marketplace, Vitré, 1893Chicago 62 I/I; Levy 66; Way 40Transfer lithograph in black printed on fine handmade laid paper with the watermark, a star in a elaborated square with J. (This watermark is only found in two subjects, of which this is one) A posthumous edition of fifty-six impressions printed by Goulding in 1904, the stone was erased the same year. Way states that there were 12 life time impressions, prior to the Goulding printing.‘This is one of seven lithographs resulting from a the trip Whistler and his wife made to Brittany during July and August 1893. The scene was drawn either in Paimpol or Vitre on the Breton coast. The drawing for The Marketplace, Vitre was one of five subjects on fine-grained transfer paper that Whistler mailed to London upon his return to Paris from Brittany in September 1893. The drawings were transferred to stone and proved by the Way firm’. Whistler had hoped for its inclusion the Studio magazine.Image size 203 x 162 mmSheet size 305 x 195mm (12 x 7.5 inches) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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 Consular?'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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        Prometheus Unbound. A Lyrical Drama

      London: Essex House Press, 1904. [frontis illustration], 96 pp., Limited to 200 copies, dark red full morocco binding with blind lines, top edge gilt others uncut. Very beautiful item, printed in red and black using Ashbee's 'Prayer Book' type. Very slight wear to extremities, internally very clean. . Very Good. Full Morocco. Limited Numbered Edition. 1904. 4to..

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        FINE AND EXTENSIVE HERBARIUM OF BRITISH PLANTS

      n/a: n/a, 1904. A superb and extensive collection of herbarium specimens of British Plants with over 650 species represented; approximately 100 of these are supported with original watercolour illustrations, and a few with original b/w photographs of specimens or habitat. Each specimen is displayed in a separate card folder (size approx. 38 x 51cm folding to 38 x 26cm.), carefully sewn in place with white thread; and generally protected with an inserted sheet of blotting paper; each with a printed species label to which location and date have been added in manuscript and occasionally the collector's initials. The illustrations are painted or inserted onto the inside front fold opposite the dried plant and vary somewhat in quality, with some highly accomplished. The specimens were collected mainly between 1904 and 1910 with a few later specimens around 1913, with a further adjunct collection of specimens around 1932. We are not sure who the main collector was, but all collections appear to be made by the "J" family as there are a few references to E. V. J.; E. M. J.; D. R. J.; and E. S. C. J. The centre of collection is focused around Canterton in Dorset, but collections were made all over England and Wales inlcuding: Salisbury Plain, Corfe Castle, Snowdon, Bramshaw, New Forest, Lulworth, Sedge Moor, Rakes Brake[?], Ramsey, Swanage, Cheddar, Yarmouth, Coombe Bissett, Sheepstor etc. and in Cornwall - Kynance, Goonhilly Downs etc; and in Wales - Snowdon and Cefn Rocks. To give an impression of the scope of this extraordinary collection there are at least 24 orchid species represented as follows: - bog orchid, New Forest Aug 1906 (supported with a contemporary b/w photograph presumably of the collected plant); broad-leaved helleborine, Cadman Road, Aug. 1903; marsh heleborine, Sennen (W. Cornwall), July 1919; white helleborine, White Parish Hill, June 1906; common tway-blade, Canterton, July 1904; heart-leaved tway-blade, near Llyn Anafon, July 1910 (N.Wales); bird's nest orchid, Binstead Hill Wood, June 1906; commony lady's-tresses, nr. Brook Pond, Sept. 1903; large-flowered lady's tresses, New Forest 1905; green-winged Orchid, Canterton, May 1904; military orchid June 1909 (initialled W. M. J., no location given); Orchis ustulata (burnt orchid), Whiteparish Hill, June 1906; early purple orchid, Canterton, May 1903; spotted hand orchid (O. mascula), Canterton, June 1908; Marsh Orchid, (O. latifolia), New Forest , May 1912; Pyramidal Orchid, Lulworth, 1906; butterfly orchid, New Forest, June 1906; great butterfly orchid, Buckcharm, June 1905; fragrant orchid; nr. Rhydymwyn, July 1910; green frog orchid, The Leeta, Mold, N. Wales, June 1903; bee orchid, Lulworth, June 1904; spider orchid, Swanage, April 1910; and Fly Orchid, Bentworth, June 1906. The specimens in their folders are contained within a six-shelf stained pine cabinet, adapted to the purpose; to the the lip of each shelf in manuscript are lists of plant families, though these only partly relate to the specimens on that shelf. The cabinet is a little bruised and worn, and the key to the lock missing, but the contents and specimens are in excellent condition, a few folders dusty to the outside. An extraordinary collection, containing many rare species, a testimony to a bygone Britain before the introduction of intensive farming and the wholesale loss of wildflower meadows. A large heavy item: a shipping surcharge will apply. . Very Good. Folio.

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        The Grey World

      Heinemann, UK 1904 - 1st Edition 1904. Evelyn Underhill (6 December 1875 – 15 June 1941) was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism. In her first novel, The Grey World, described by one reviewer as an extremely interesting psychological study, the hero's mystical journey begins with death, and then moves through reincarnation, beyond the grey world, and into the choice of a simple life devoted to beauty, reflecting Underhill's own serious perspective as a young woman. Book is very good+ and bright. Spine age toned. Contents good. Pages a little age toned and foxed. Inscription to endpaper. Quite foxed title pages. A very nice example and very rare in this condition. More images available upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE AND MORALS OF JESUS OF NAZARETH Extracted textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French and English (Thomas Jefferson Bible)

      WASHINGTON: Government Printing Office, 1904 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by A Congressman. First Lithographic Edition . 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. New professionally rebound burgundy hardcover with the original gilt spine cloth title, and new French marble endpapers. New solid binding with clean pages. About 9 x 5-1/2. Signed & dated 1904 to (someone, in cursive) compliments of J. H. Davidson (a congressman of the U. S. House of Representatives) on the front free endpaper. 1904 was the 1st year of this publication by an act of the United States Congress. A rare & beautiful book! .

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        California and its Missions: Their History to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (2 volumes)

      San Francisco: Whitaker & Ray Company, 1904. 4to. 228pp; 538pp. Frontispiece portraits; Illustrations; Map; Index. Original red cloth with glit lettering to spines; blindstamped portrait to front covers. Slight fading to spines; minor wear to extremities; a near fine set. An extensive history on the early development of the lower and upper California missions. "The author, a well-known San Francisco arcitect, 'epitomizes the principal events in a most satisfactory manner.' Vol. II deals with the missions of Alta California. Almost the entire edition was destroyed in the 1906 fire and earthquake." - Weber, The California Missions, pg. 18. Scarce thus. (California Catholic History pg. 26; Cowan II pg. 132; Howes C-490; Weber 75).

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        GERMAN POPULAR STORIES

      1904. Fine. [FACSIMILE, 1823-1826 edition]. GRIMM, M. M. GERMAN POPULAR STORIES. Translated from the Kinder and Haus Marchen. Collected by M. M. Grimm from oral tradition. with 12 plates by George Cruickshank (Vol.1) with 10 plates by George Cruikshank (vol.2). 2 vols. A limited facsimile of the London: C. Baldwyn and James Robins and Co., 1823-1826 edition issued by Henry Frowde in 1904. Number 11 of 250 copies. Small 8vos., paper covered, printed/illustrated boards in maroon oil cloth dust jackets. A charming reproduction in fine condition.

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        Prometheus Unbound. A Lyrical Drama

      Essex House Press, 1904, London - [frontis illustration], 96 pp., Limited to 200 copies, dark red full morocco binding with blind lines, top edge gilt others uncut. Very beautiful item, printed in red and black using Ashbee's 'Prayer Book' type. Very slight wear to extremities, internally very clean.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & PBFA]
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        Shanghai: A Handbook for Travellers and Residents to the Chief Objects of Interest in and Around the Foreign Settlements and Native City.

      Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore & Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh, (1904).. Octavo. Pp. (ii), (vi), xx, 222, (24). Plus large, folding coloured lithograph map, "A Map of the Foreign Settlements at Shanghai 1904" printed by Stanford, London, placed in rear pocket. With 64 illustrations to text. Many commercial advertisements. Index. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full blue cloth, upper cover decorated with Chinese motifs and lettered in gilt, lower cover with advertisement of Standard Life Office stamped in gilt, with large armorial emblem at head, spine bit faded, lettered in gilt, spine ends slightly bumped. Light blue endpapers printed with advertisements. A lovely copy in a very good exterior and with fine, fresh interior absolutely free of foxing. ~ First edition, first printing..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Pijpelijntjes. (1e druk).

      - Amsterdam, Jacq. van Cleef, 1904. Ingenaaid. 220 p. 1e druk. Omslag met plakbandstrepen, vage naam op titel, maar een goed exemplaar (professioneel restauratierapport bijgevoegd).* Een mythisch boek uit de moderne Nederlandse letterkunde! Deze eerste druk van Pijpelijntjes, verschenen in juni 1904, is een van de zeer weinige exemplaren met het complete originele omslag, zelfs inclusief de rug.De arts-schrijver A. Aletrino, aan wie deze openlijk homo-erotische roman in druk werd opgedragen, herkende zichzelf in een van de twee hoofdpersonen van het boek ('Sam', Aletrino's bijnaam). Hij kocht samen met Johanna van Maarseveen de voorraad op en vernietigde deze. Slechts enkele exemplaren ontsprongen de dans. In oktober 1904 verscheen een tweede, herschreven druk. De eerste druk van Pijpelijntjes wordt tegenwoordig beschouwd als een van de zeldzaamste boeken uit de Nederlandse literatuur. Volgens de NCC alleen in de Universiteitsbibliotheken van Leiden en Amsterdam.

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        The Silken East. A Record of Life and Travel in Burma. With 400 Illustrations Including 20 Coloured Plates by J.R. Middleton, Mrs. Otway Wheeler Cuffe and Say Chone.

      2 volumes. Hutchinson & Co., London 1904. Large 8vo. XX+415 + XV+(-417)-832 pages. Folding map in colour. Large folding view. Publisher's blue pictorial cloth with richly gilt decorations on spines and boards. A fine set

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

      Goupil & Co. 1904 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sur une courbe continue sans tangente, obtenue par une construction géométrique élémentaire.

      P.A. Norstedt & Soner, Stockholm 1904 - First edition, extremely rare offprint issue, inscribed by the author to Fredholm, of von Koch’s paper, which contains the first examples of geometric fractals, the famous ‘Koch curve’ and ‘Koch snowflake’. The term ‘fractal’ was coined much later, by Benoit Mandelbrot in his 1975 book Les objets fractals, forme, hasard et dimension. A fractal is an object that displays ‘self-similarity’ on all scales; it need not exhibit exactly the same structure at all scales, but the same ‘type’ of structures must appear on all scales. A fractal should also have a ‘dimension’ that is not a whole number, unlike a line (dimension 1) or a plane (dimension 2). Today fractals have found a bewildering variety of applications in both the arts and sciences (fractal patterns have been found in the works of Jackson Pollock).The first example of a fractal was the ‘Cantor set,’ introduced by Georg Cantor (1845-1918) in 1883. This set is obtained by starting with a line segment and then removing the middle third, leaving two shorter line segments; then one removes the middle third of each of these two segments; iterating the process indefinitely results in the Cantor set, an infinite set of points that is ‘self-similar,’ in the sense that if one magnifies a section of the set, one obtains the whole set again. The Cantor set is not really a curve: it is an infinite set of points, but is ‘countable’, like the whole numbers 1,2,3, , but unlike the original line segment whose points cannot be ‘counted’ in this way (a fact that was also proved by Cantor). In this sense the Cantor set cannot be regarded as a geometric fractal. Koch modified Cantor’s construction to obtain a genuine curve. The Koch curve is constructed by starting with a straight line segment, erecting an equilateral triangle with base the middle third of the original segment, and then erasing that middle third. This produces a shape with four line segments, each one-third the length of the original segment. The same construction is now applied to each of these four segments. The Koch curve is the result of iterating this process indefinitely. The Koch snowflake is the result of applying the process to an equilateral triangle instead of a line segment, so that a Koch snowflake is three Koch curves joined together. The Koch curve is self-similar, in the sense that any part of it, when magnified, looks the same as part of the original curve. The Koch curve has infinite length, because the total length increases by a factor 4/3 with each iteration, so that after n iterations the length is increased by a factor (4/3)n, which becomes larger without limit as n increases. The ‘fractal dimension’ of the Koch curve maybe be calculated by counting the number N(d) of circles of diameter d needed to cover the curve; as d get smaller N(d) gets larger, but the ratio – log N(d) / log d approaches a definite number as d approaches zero. In fact, it approaches log 4/log 3 = 1.26186 - the fractal dimension of the Koch curve. Koch’s aim in this paper was not, of course, to give examples of fractals, whose definition was 70 years in the future. Rather, as the title of the paper states, he wished to give a geometric construction of a curve that was continuous but not differentiable, that is, it had no well-defined tangent at any point. The first example of such a curve had been given by Karl Weierstrass (1815-97) in a paper presented on 18 July 1872 to the Prussian Academy of Sciences (it was not published until 1895). Before Weierstrass most mathematicians believed that continuous curves were differentiable except at isolated points. But Koch was dissatisfied with Weierstrass’s example: in the introduction to the present paper, he wrote, "it seems to me that his example is not satisfactory from the geometrical point of view since the function is defined by an analytic expression that hides the geometrical nature of the corresponding curve and so from this point of view one does not see why the curve has no tange [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Face of the Earth [Das Antlitz Der Erde], 5 Volume Set with Index

      Oxford; 1904-1924: Oxford University Press Published from 1904-1924, this was Eduard Suess's monumental contribution that revolutionized geological studies. Initially, scholars were overwhelmed by the evidence because there was no index nor maps in a set that now comes to over 2400 pages.. Volume V not only provides an index but Maps. Map I, for instance, is helpful in portraying Suess' analysis of the earth's surface; Map II, his analysis of Europe, and Map III, the recument sheets of the Alps. Five of the maps are in color and the concise text description adds to the value of the work. Paradoxically, Volume V was printed in a small print run and copies are rare. OCLC shows that only the British Library records the entire five volume set. Here\along with Wegener and Du Toit's Our Wandering Continents, we have the essence of the geological revolution from the end of the Nineteenth Century to Du Toit's work published in 1937. The thoroughness of Suess's work remains essential for a core library on the history of geology. Lester King's work in 1962 sheds some new light but relies upon the work much of which was so carefully recorded that the five volumes have stood the test of time. The original set is rare in fine condition and the unopened issue shows that though Michael G.D. Johnson who notes he owned the complete set in June 1943, it was never used thus accounting for its remarkable condition.. Quarto.

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        Handbuch der Urologie. 3 Bde. (all publ.)

      Wien. Hölder. 1904-06.. Lex. - 8°. VII, 779 S.mit 176 Textabb., 5 Tafeln in Farbdruck; VI, 871 S. mit 108 Textabb., 1 Tafel in Farbdruck; IX, 1043 S. mit 167 Textabb., 4 Tafeln in Farbdruck. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. ERSTE AUFLAGE DES ERSTEN HANDBUCHS DER UROLOGIE IN EINEM SCHÖNEN, FLECKENFREIEN EXEMPLAR! *** Inhalt: 1. Bd.: - Zuckerkandl, Emil: Anatomische Einleitung. - Koeppe, Hans: Physiologie der Harnabsonderung. - Exner, Sigmund: Physiologie der männlichen Geschlechtsfunktionen. - Mauthner, Julius: Chemische Untersuchung des Harnes. - Kraus, Rudolf: Die Bakterien der gesunden und kranken Harnwege. - Zuckerkandl, Otto: Die Asepsis in der Urologie. - Frisch, Anton v.: Klinische Untersuchungsmethoden. - Zuckerkandl, Otto: Allgemeine Symptomenlehre. - - 2.Bd.: - Wagner, Paul: Die Verletzungen und chirurgischen und Erkrankungen der Nieren und Harnleiter. - Mannaberg, Julius: Medizinische Klinik der Krankheiten der Niere und des Nierenbeckens. - Zuckerkandl, Otto: Die Erkrankungen der Harnblase. - Frankl-Hochwart, Lothar v.: Die nervösen Erkrankungen der Harnröhre und der Blase. - - 3.Bd.: - Burckhardt, Emil: Die Verletzungen und chirurgische Erkrankungen der Harnröhre. - Zeißl, Maximillian v.: Die venerischen Erkrankungen der Harnröhre. - Winiwarter, Alexander v.: Die Erkrankungen des Penis, des Hodens und der Hüllen. - Firsch, Anton von: Die Krankheiten der Prostata. - Finger, Ernest: Die Störungen der Geschlechtsfunktionen des Mannes. *** Otto Zuckerkandl (1861 Raab (Györ, Ungarn) - 1921 Wien), österreichischer Mediziner, Chirurg, Urologe, Bruder von Emil Zuckerkandl. Studium an der Universität Wien (Dr. med. univ. 1884), 1883-1886 Demonstrator an der ersten anatomischen Lehrkanzel (bei Carl Langer), 1889-1992 chirurgische Spezialausbildung als Operationszögling an der ersten Chirurgischen Universitäts-Klinik (unter Eduard Albert), danach Assistent bei Leopold von Dittel, 1892 Habilitation an der Universität Wien für Chirurgie (ao. Prof. 1904, o. Prof. 1912). 1902 Leiter der chirurgischen Abteilung des Spitals der Israelischen Kultusgemeinde und 1912 Vorstand der chirurgischen Abteilung des Rothschildspitals. 1917/1918 Primararzt der urologischen Abteilung der Wiener Allgemeinen Poliklinik. ***Otto Zuckerkandl verhalf der Urologie in diagnostischer, therapeutischer und klinischer Hinsicht zur Anerkennung als vollwertiges Fachgebiet. "Zu seinen bedeutendsten Leistungen auf urologischem Gebiet, dem er sich fast ausschließlich zugewandt hatte, gehören seine Arbeiten über die Prostatahypertrophie, Hypertrophie der Blasenmuskulatur, Histologie der Zystitis und der Blasengeschwülste" (Fischer II, S. 1780). - Vgl. Engelhardt II, S. 704 ff.

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        Marvelous Land of Oz

      Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co, 1904. First edition. Original red cloth with pictorial cover stamped in sliver, black blue and green. Sixteen full page color plates by John R. Neil as well as many line drawings in the text throughout. 287pp. Illustrated endpapers. First edition, second binding state and textual corrections. A splendid copy, near fine with crisp cover coloring and all plates clean and bright (uncommon). There are three clear paper tape mending to minor tears in front free endsheet and some remedial (though not professional) rear hinge strengthening and gluing; other than that, an unsophisiticated copy in most pleasing and attractive near fine condition.

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        From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow - Five Volumes from the library of Lord Chatfield, First Sea Lord and Admiral of the Fleet

      Oxford University Press, London - Volume I - The Road to War 1904-1914, Volume II - The War Years : To the Eve of Jutland 1914-1916, Volume III - Jutland and After : May 1916- December 1916, Volume IV - 1917 : Years of Crisis, Volume V - 1918-1919 : Victory and Aftermath. The definitive history of the British Navy from the years leading up to World War I to its immediate aftermath. Volume 1 is a second printing, all others are first printings. Ernie Chatfield, First Baron Chatfield 1873-1967 was a British Naval officer who, after World War I, where he served with distinction, rose to the pinnacle of the British Navy with his appointment as First Sea Lord in 1933 and Admiral of the Fleet in 1935. He retired from the Navy in 1938 and was appointed Minister for Co-ordination of Defence in the government of Neville Chamberlain. Volume 3 has a presentation card addressed to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Chatfield and inscribed by the author "and sincere thanks / Arthur Marder/May 1966. Volume 4 has an invoice to Lord Chatfield (presumably the second Baron, dated February 2, 1970. Several of the volumes Have Chatfield and the date written of the front endpaper. The last two volumes were certainly acquired by either Lady Chatfield or the second Baron. Portrait frontises in all volumes, maps at the rear in all except Volume 1, inserted in a pocket in Volume 3. All 5 books are in Very Good to Near Fine condition with varying degrees of spotting to the top edges. All jackets are unpriceclipped. The jacket of Volume is very lightly worn with minimal rubbing on the spiine. Volume 2 is very lightly worn with some sunning to the spine and several marks on the front and rear panels. Volume 3 is very lightly worn, a little more at the spine extremities. Volume 4 is rubbed on the spine and the front jacket flap fold and shows some creasing on the spine extremities. Volume 5 is in similar condition to Volume 4. A very nice association copy of an important Naval history, difficult to find complete and in this condition. A heavy set, special shipping considerations will apply, particularly for overseas orders. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MASTERPIECES BY MOTONOBU: WITH CRITICAL DESCRIPTIONS, AND A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE ARTIST

      Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo 1904 - Two large folio (11" x 16-3/4") volumes bound in lovely pictorial silk over boards tied with purple string and housed in folding slipcases with ivory clasps. Of a total of 2000 copies, the first volume is #90 and the second #44, both SIGNED by the editor. Illustrated with 100 full-page black-and-white collotype plates with descriptive text in English. Fine in worn but complete cases [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Marvelous Land of Oz

      The Reilly & Britton Co, Chicago 1904 - Original red cloth with pictorial cover stamped in sliver, black blue and green. Sixteen full page color plates by John R. Neil as well as many line drawings in the text throughout. 287pp. Illustrated endpapers. First edition, second binding state and textual corrections. A splendid copy, near fine with crisp cover coloring and all plates clean and bright (uncommon). There are three clear paper tape mending to minor tears in front free endsheet and some remedial (though not professional) rear hinge strengthening and gluing; other than that, an unsophisiticated copy in most pleasing and attractive near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Annotated album of Photographs of Buildings of Fair [-Vanderbilt] Heirs in San Francisco

      1904 - Important Pre-Earthquake San Francisco Album: Vanderbilt Real Estate Holdings. The Vanderbilt real estate portfolio in pre-earthquake San Francisco. This album documents approximately forty downtown San Francisco real estate holdings of the heirs of real estate, silver, and railroad magnate James Graham Fair. This album belonged to Fair’s daughter Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt, first wife of William K. Vanderbilt II. Most of the 41 original photographs are mounted with colored street maps locating the properties. The tipped-in typed index of the buildings is heavily annotated with sale prices, some with dates showing that Mrs. Vanderbilt sold in 1904-05, just before the earthquake of 1906. The properties are mainly on San Francisco’s major downtown streets including Market, Mission, Pacific, Post, Sutter, and Kearny. The prices recorded for these properties range between $50,000 to $350,000, with total sales listed at nearly $3,000,000. This album provides a stunning visual record of San Francisco just before the earthquake and fires destroyed eighty percent of the city. The properties range from single-story wooden commercial structures to massive stone buildings occupying entire city blocks. Buildings include hotels, saloons, residences, burlesque halls, a shooting gallery, cigar shops, groceries, and a billiard factory, often with poster-covered and paint-decorated facades. The scenes are typically filled with business signs, pedestrians, carriages, and wagons. Original photographs depicting San Francisco just before the 1906 earthquake are rare in the market. This album provides an irreplaceable visual record of the city. Although presumably copies were made for the several Fair heirs, we can trace no other examples, apart from an unannotated duplicate also owned by Mrs. Vanderbilt. Searches of WorldCat and Google turn up no other examples of Buildings of Fair Heirs in San Francisco, the title given on the binding. Provenance: Virginia “Birdie” Fair Vanderbilt (1875-1935). The properties documented in these albums were presumably originally purchased by James Graham Fair (1831-1894). Fair made his first fortune in the Comstock Lode and then became a major figure in California real estate and railroads. His daughter Virginia Graham Fair married William K. Vanderbilt II in 1899, and this album remained in the family for more than a century. Laid in are two letters from San Francisco real estate agent Thomas Magee to Mrs. Vanderbilt concerning the sales of various properties. 41 gelatin silver prints (6 1⁄4 x 8 3/8 in., with two panoramic views, 3 3⁄4 x 15 in.), mounted on card with maps and price annotations. Contemporary oblong album (13 3/4 x 16 in.) of soft black leather, gilt-lettered Buildings of Fair Heirs in San Francisco. Binding worn with covers nearly detached, interior with some stains, offsetting, and soiling, the photographs and maps generally in good condition.

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        Military report and general information concerning the colony of St. Helena.

      General Staff War Office 1904 - 8vo., vi, 36pp., large folding map in pocket (several tears at folds), original printed boards, rebacked, ex-libris Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich with bookplate and stamps, covers worn. "For official use only". 207 copies printed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Greville Memoirs Being: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, and A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1904., 1904. 8 volumes in all. Contemporary red half morrocco with gilt titles, gilt raised bands, and gilt decoration to spines; cloth boards; marbled end papers; top edges gilt. A beautiful set.

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        The Complete Works. Including Materials Never Before Printed in any Edition of the Poems. Edited with Textual Notes by Thomas Hutchinson M.A.

      at the Clarendon Press, Oxford 1904 - Frontispiece portrait. 8vo. [225 x 143 x 45 mm]. xxvii, 1023, [1] pp. Bound c.1930 by H. T. Wood for the First Edition Club (signed in gilt on the rear turn-in) in blue goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with multiple thick and thin fillets rising vertically from the foot and with a large lozenge shaped centre divided into four with multiple fillets at angles. Smooth spine divided into five panels by multiple gilt bars and squares, lettered in the second panel, plain endleaves, top edge gilt. (Spine slightly faded and a little rubbed). The ink stamp at the rear reads "Specially Bound For The First Edition Club By H.T. Wood Ltd, London". The First Edition Club was established by A. J. A. Symons in 1922, initially with the support of William Foyle. It offered a centre for bibliographical information and a dining club in Bloomsbury. Amongst the Club's publications was Graily Hewitt's Pen and Type Designs, issued in 1928 in the distinctive red goatskin binding with a central linear design of a quadruple V. The Club closed in 1931, but its lasting legacy was The Book-Collector's Quarterly, launched in 1930 and evolving into The Book Collector. It is not clear why the First Edition Club was putting its name to a special binding on a work published in 1904, but this is not a unique copy. Sophie Schneideman offered another as item 16 in her catalogue 12. Our copy is significant in having belonged to J.R. Abbey, and has his bookplate. It was item 72 in the 1949 Arts Council Exhibition of Modern English and French Bindings from the Collection of Major J.R. Abbey, and the catalogue credits the design to Kenneth Hobson and confirms that the morocco was blue (in certain lights it appears green). Hobson was a director of Henry T. Wood Ltd, and the firm amalgamated with Sangorski & Sutcliffe in 1939.

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        Teatro (tomos 1 - 21)

      Imp. Fortanet. 1904-1912 Madrid. 19 cm. 21 tomos. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial en tela estampada. Benavente, Jacinto 1866 - 1954. 1. El nido ajeno. - Gente conocida. - El marido de la Téllez. - De alivio - 2. Don Juan. - La Farándula. - La comida de las fieras. - Teatro feminista - 3. Cuento de amor. - Operación quirúrgica. - Despedida cruel. - La Gata de Angora. - Viaje de instrucción. - Por la herida - 4. Modas. - Lo cursi. - Sin querer. - Sacrificio - 5. La Gobernadora. - El primo Román - 6. Amor de amar. - ¡Libertad!. - El tren de los maridos - 7. Alma triunfante. - El automóvil. - La noche del sábado - 8. Los favoritos. - El hombrecito. - Mademoiselle de Belle. - Isle. - Porqué de amar - 9. Al natural. - La casa de la dicha. - El dragón de fuego - 10. Richeliu. - La princesa Bebé. - No fumadores - 11. Rosas de Otoño. - Buena boda - 12. El susto de la Condesa. - Cuento moral. - La sobresalienta. - Los malhechores del bien - 13. Las cigarras hormigas. - Mas fuerte que el amor 14. Manón Lercaut [En colaboración con Alfonso Dauvila]. - Los bichos. - Abuela y nieta 15. La Princesa sin corazón. - El amor asusta. - La capa encantada. - Los ojos de los muertos - 16. La historia de Otelo. - La sonrisa de Gioconda. - El último minué. - Todos somos unos. - Los intereses creados - 17. Señora ama. - El marido de su viuda. - La fuerza bruta - 18. De pequeñas causas. - Hacia la verdad. - Por las nubes. - De cerca. - ¡A ver que hace un hombre! - 19. La Escuela de las Princesas. - La señorita se aburre. - El principe que todo lo aprendió en los libros. - Ganarse la vida 20. El nietecito. - La losa de los sueños. - La Malquerida - 21. El Destino manda. - El collar de estrellas. - La verdad . Cubierta deslucida. lomo rozado en algunos volúmenes. con sello de anterior propietario . (=611806=) Ver imagen

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        Mathias Sandorf

      Hetzel, Paris 1904 - In 8, 552 pages. Percaline d'éditeur. Dos à l'ancre, dernier plat type i. Petite tache sur le second plat sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Kunstformen der Natur. Hundert Illustrationstafeln mit beschreibendem Text. Allgemeine Erläuterung und systematische Übersicht.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1904.. Gr.-4°. 2 Bll., 100 meist farb., lithograph. Tafeln und jeweils 1 Blatt Erläuterungen, 51 S. (Supplementheft). Grüne illustr. Orig.-Leinwand.. 1. Buchausgabe. - Nissen, ZBI 1783. Die Tafeln, nach Entwürfen und Aquarellen Ernst Haeckels entstanden, zeigen Organismen, u.a. Strahlentierchen (Radiolaria), verschiedene Quallen, Spinnentiere, Muscheln, Seeanemonen, Seesterne... Diese Organismen sind zum größten Teil von Ernst Haeckel zum ersten Mal beschrieben worden. Ab Tafel 35 befindet sich vor jeder Tafel ein transparentes Blatt mit Umrissen und Nummerierung der einzelnen Abbildungen. Die Tafeln faszinieren durch ihren hohen künstlerischen Wert und ihre besondere Ästhetik. Das Werk übte einen großen Einfluß auf die Kunst aus, speziell auf den Jugendstil. Inspiriert waren u.a. Rene Binet, Emile Galle und später auch Karl Blossfeldt. - Lediglich die Kanten ein wenig berieben. Sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        Bunte Verglasungen

      Stuttgart.: Julius Hoffman.. No date. Ca. 1904.. Black and white title page and 21 of 24 color collotype plates (look like lithographs), each approximately 20 x 14 inches, loose in portfolio - paper covered boards with cloth spine and corners. Portfolio rubbed at extremities with occasional spotting; the plates are in excellent condition with minor creasing on the left margin (well outside image) produced by the tight dimensions of the portfolio case (title page considerably creased along left edge). A portfolio featuring stunning large color plates of beautifully designed Art Nouveau stained glass windows. The windows were created by nine different artists (R. Beauclair, M.J. Gradl, G.M. Ellwood, P. Lang, R. Geyling, J. Goller, R. Bacard, R. Waldraff, R. Rochga). Each artist is identified by initials printed at the bottom of the plate; a key to these appears on the verso of the title page. While the visual motif is overwhelmingly Art Nouveau, a number of the panels hint at the Deco stylistics to emerge in upcoming decades. A scarce title held by only two libraries in the United States. .

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        The Complete Works Translated from the Original Russian and Edited by Leo Wiener The novels include: Anna Karenina, War and Peace, The Kossacks, etc

      Boston: Dana Estes and Company, n.d. (c.1904)., 1904. The Illustrated Cabinet Edition. Complete in 28 volumes; 8vo. A fine, tight set in publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines, author's name in gilt to centre of uppers, top edges gilt. Illustrated with several plates per volume with protective tissue guard. A comprehensive set of Tolstoy's works in a very attractive original cloth binding.

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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.

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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.

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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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