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

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        BIBLIOTHECA SINICA: Dictionnaire Bibiographique Des OuvragesRelatifs A L'Empire

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

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        Meine indische Reise. Mit 30 Amateuraufnahmen und einer Karte.

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

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        THE BROWN FAIRY BOOK

      Longmans Green & Co, London 1904 - xiii, 350pp, black & white illustrations, some full page, with 8 coloured plates, frontispiece with tissue guard, brown endpapers with silver drawings, split to front endpaper along hinge, all edges gilt, original gilt-decorated brown cloth. Bright, fresh copies of this popular series are seldom found. Size: 7.5 x 5 Inches [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Anatomie des Menschen, 2.Bd. Abt. 1: Handbuch der Anatomie und Mechanik der Gelenke unter Berücksichtigung der bewegenden Muskeln. 3.Teile. (all publ).

      Hdb. Anat., 2/1/1-3. - Hrsg. v. Karl von Bardeleben. - Jena, Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1904-1911, 4, 512, 376, 688 pp., 760 z.T. farb. Abb., in drei feinen Halbleinenbänden mit roten Rückenschildern gebunden. Erste und einzige Ausgebe des seltenen und gesuchten Standardwerkes zur Anatomie und Mechanik der Gelenke von Rudolf A. Fick (1886-1939), Sohn des Physiologen Adolf Eugen Fick (1829-1901)."On the basis of subsequent studies, Rudolf A.Fick (1886-1939) concluded that the theory of "Normalstellung" was not entirely valid, as the recumbent position of a cadaver could not be transfered to the vertical stance. The degree of limbar lordosis is much less when the body is recumbent than when vertical in the later position the center of gravity shifts forward considerably more than Braune and Fischer assumed. Fick contended that no one posture is common for people of all races and cultures. Modern anthropological investigations have confirmed his opinion." ct. Jarichar, Hist. of Biomechanics and Kinesiology

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        THE HEART OF A CONTINENT: A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, Across the Gobi D

      - New York 1904, Scribner's. Mustard cloth, very good, 332p., 332p., index, color fold-out map, 6 b.w. photos, 14.5 x 22.7 cm., in heavy mylar dust jackey. protector, top edge gilt. WITH THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED, DATED LETTER TIPPED IN RARE ! *** *** *** . RARE SIGNED, DATED LETTER FROM YOUNGHUSBAND: This title contains a letter on Sir Francis Younghusband's addressed stationery: "1, Vicarage Gate, Kensington, W.8." . The letter is dated: "Oct. 29.31." [1931]. It is addressed to his friend, "Dear Miss Tottenham." Younghusband replies to Ms.Tottenham's invitation for him to speak on "Dawn in India." . CONDITION: A very nice letter in Younghusband's hand, a couple very minor & faint stains to top and right side, else text very clean. . *** . Major General Sir George Younghusband [1859-1942], author and oriental traveler, *** Primary source and gripping narrative of mountain & desert travel in the Tibetan & Central Asian area. * The classic work of Central Asian exploration, perhaps the definitive work of its time. His journeys through the Pamirs established his reputation as a Central Asian explorer of the first rank and led to him being awarded the Founder's medal of the Royal Geographical Society. *** WITH CHAPTERS: 1. The Ever-white Mountain 2. Manchuria to Peking 3. Back to Peking 4. Peking to Kwei-Hwa-Cheng 5. Across the Gobi Desert 6. Through Turkestan to Yarkand 7. Into the Heart of the Himalayas 8. The Mustagh Pass 9. The Raids from Hunza 10. Among the Glaciers 11. A Kanjuti Stronghold 12. By the Skirts of the Pamirs to Hunza 14. To the Pamirs-1890 15. A Winter in Kashgar 16. Kashgar to India 17. The Missionary Questions in China 18. Impressions of Travel *** This excellent prinary resource covers Younghusband's famous journey from Peking to India via the Mustagh Pass. *** *** BRIEF LIST OF YOUNGHUSBAND'S WRITINGS: . Younghusband wrote 26 books in all between 1895 and 1942. The subjects ranged from Asian events, exploration, mountaineering, philosophy, spirituality, politics and more. * The Heart of a Continent (1896) * Kashmir (1909) * India and Tibet: a history of the relations which have subsisted between the two countries from the time of Warren Hastings to 1910; with a particular account of the mission to Lhasa of 1904. London: John Murray, 1910. * Within: Thoughts During Convalescence (1914) * The Sense of Community (1916) * The Gleam (1923) * Modern Mystics (1923) * Mother World in Travail for the Christ that is to be (1924) * The Epic of Mount Everest (1926) * Life in the Stars (1927) * Dawn in India (1930) * The Living Universe (1933) * The Mystery of Nature in Frances Mason. The Great Design: Order and Progress in Nature (1934) *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yakushi Y09, 27 * Marshall 913 * ALWAYS R A R E ! *

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        Guide Michelin 1904. 5e édition

      Michelin & Cie, 1904. In-16. Reliure éditeur pleine percaline rouge, 640 pp., 37 figures, nombreux plans de villes dans le texte, 1 carte de France volante repliée in fine sous pochette. Reliure passée, menus frottements. Petite déchirure sans manque au recouvrement publicitaire de la carte. Par ailleurs frais. De toute rareté. Cinquième édition du célèbre guide destiné aux chauffeurs et aux vélocipédistes, avec de nombeuses publicités des constructeurs et équimentiers automobiles de l'époque : Panhard, Peugeot, Levassor, Bollée, De Dion, etc.

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        A History of the Henry County Commands Which Served in the Confederate States Army, Including Rosters of the Various companies enlisted in Henry County, Tenn

      Jacksonville. Sun Publishing Company. 1904. Bound in cloth covered boards, 12mo. 5.25" x 7.50 The First Edition. Illustrated throughout by monochrome photographic portraits. Spine strip has been replaced with heavy coated tape to create a rather dubious but adequate faux leather effect. Boards well worn and rubbed obscuring most of original titling and decorations. Evident repair to front hinge with lack of continuity between front pastedown and Title Page at gutter.Lacks blank flyleaf and frontis portrait. Some sporadic mild scattered foxing, offset and soiling throughout. Although afflicted with cosmetic flaws, this is a Good, tight copy of one of the rarest of all Civil War Regimental histories.

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        AFFAIRE DREYFUS. Le bordereau. Étude des dépositions de M. Bertillon et du capitaine Valerio au Conseil de Guerre de Rennes par un ancien élève de l'Ecole Polytechnique. En deux volumes. Texte & planches. Complet. Joint une brochure intitulée : Etude s

      Imprimerie Hardy & Bernard. broché. Bel exemplaire.  "Cet ouvrage anonyme, signé par un auteur se présentant comme un « ancien élève de l'école polytechnique » cautionne l'expertise d'Alphonse Bertillon dans l'affaire Dreyfus. Selon cette expertise, le bordereau constitue une pièce qui a fait l'objet d'une forgerie de la part du capitaine Alfred Dreyfus. La même année que la publication de ce livre (1904), l'analyse de Bertillon (en particulier ses calculs de probabilité appliqués à un bordereau déchiré qui a été reconstitué à l'aide d'agrandissements photographiques ne permettant pas d'en obtenir un fac-simile d'une exactitude incontestable) est pourtant sévèrement critiquée par Henri Poincaré, Gaston Darboux et Paul Appell. Ces trois illustres mathématiciens en soulignent le caractère peu scientifique dans un rapport commandité par la Cour de cassation qui joue un rôle non négligeable dans la réhabilitation de Dreyfus." Source crimino corpus.org

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        SALVADOR DALI - « Le Mythe tragique de l’Angélus de Millet, interprétation paranoïaque critique », dédicacé signé

      - Salvador DALI (1904 1989). Peintre espagnol. Bel envoi autographe signé de Salvador Dali à Jean-François REVEL sur la page de garde du livre de Jean-Jacques PAUVERT « Le Mythe tragique de l’Angélus de Millet, interprétation paranoïaque critique », édition originale 1963. Volume in-4° de 105 pages en parfait état. Reliure entoilée de couleur beige avec une boucle métallique et un ruban de fermeture. Titre sur le premier plat tapuscrit dans le cadre d’une étiquette bordée bleu avec une reproduction en noir et blanc du célèbre tableau « l’Angélus de Millet » format timbre poste. Bon état [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Unger, Berlin 1904, 1906 und 1909. 1. Auflage, 3 Bände (so komplett!), IV, 353 S. - 310 S. - 150 S. mit zahlreichen Textabbildungen und 78 (von 79) Tafeln, Groß 4°, (H 35 cm x B 28 cm), privates Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheks-Exemplare (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit leichten Rückständen von den Rückenschildern, Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel, wenige Tafeln in Band 2 leicht knitterig und mit teils hinterlegten Einrissen, insgesamt gute und innen saubere Exemplare, Tafel 29 fehlt! Die Originalausgabe! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Mexiko, Südamerika, Mittelamerika, Buchwesen, Linguistik, Ethnologie

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        Traffics and Discoveries [Together with] T.L.s. from the author to the owner of the book.

      London MacMillan & Co 1904 - First edition, first issue with the date code 35.8.04 at the end of the advertisements, signed by the Author on title-page 8vo., contemporary ink ownership for J.(?) M. Blaikie, 1905, some occasional light spotting, mostly to margins, publisher's red cloth, gilt, spine faded and frayed at ends, light dust-soiling, otherwise very good; typed copy of letter sent to Kipling in February 1924 from J. M. Blaikie praising the author's recent address to the Shipping Industry, with Kipling's typed reply on his personal letter-head, signed in blue ink contained in the original envelope, loosely inserted, a nice association copy. A collection of short stories, each accompanied by a poem. Richards A198 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gentle Art of Resenting Injuries, Being Some Unpublished Correspondence Addressed to the Author of "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies"

      NY: Privately Printed by Fredercik Keppel, at the De Vinne Press, 1904, 1904. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., 16pp., 7-1/4" x 4-1/2", inscribed by Keppel on the front wrapper "To / W. D. Everit Esq. from the Author". Original printed wrappers, VERY GOOD+, with the original glassene dust-jacket, jacket lightly worn & chipped, split at spine, still GOOD. A note to the verso of the title-page reads: "...printed in a very limited edition, and solely for presentation to a few of the writer's friends."

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        The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory and Paradise of Dante Alighieri

      Frederick Warne - Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; undated inscribed 1904; two pages repaired with magic tape. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia 1896-1899 Parts 1-5. Ornithology

      Two volumes. Large 4to. Quarter dark blue morocco, matching cloth boards. Gilt titles on gilt edged leather. Original covers bound-in. Volume one. Pp. 504, Volume two Pp. 505-857. Volume one has 252 text figures, including 9 full page and 2 half-page, by Gronvold and one full-page lithographic plate by Gronvold. Volume two has14 full-page chromolithograph plates by Keulemans and 158 text figures. Pages 689-718 have a faint circular discolouring on the edge at the top of the pages and a border at the base of the pages. This may be due to some damp, not recent. One tear has been repaired. The text is not affected. The plates by Keulmans are very fine.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Frau Johann Strauss").

      Wohl Wien, 7. IV. 1904. - 3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. Als Erbin der Rechte an Strauß' Werken an einen Herrn, möglicherweise ein Anwalt, der ihr in einem drohenden Tantiemenstreit um "La Tzigane", die sogenannte "Pariser Fassung" der "Fledermaus", behilflich sein soll. Das Libretto zu Strauß' wohl berühmtester Operette, die anfangs nur mäßig Anklang fand und erst später als Höhepunkt der Goldenen Ära der Wiener Operette gefeiert werden sollte, schrieben Carl Haffner und Richard Genée nach "Le Réveillon", einem französischen Vaudeville von Offenbachs Librettisten Meilhac und Halévy. Frau Johann Strauß zitiert deswegen aus einem Brief des Lyrikers Fernand Gregh, in dem es heißt: "Cette repartition est certainement tant à fait logique de plus il est à craindre qu'une difficulté se présente, une partie de la musique de Fledermaus ayant servi pour les representations de la 'Tzigane', les librettistes de cette dernière pièce pourraient revendiquer une part quelconque, qui serait alors prise sur les 6 % attribués à M. Ludovic Halévy et aux heritiers Meilhac". Und merkt hierzu an: "D'après les experiences fait à Paris, je tiens à avoir mes traités en regle, et grace à vous, j'espère y parvenir. De même, je vous prie, puisque les drains de représentations en France (Provinces) m'appartiennent de me communiquer les demandes et propositions des théâtres, pour regulariser mes conditions [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Adresse und schwarzem Trauerrand.

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        Rochesters Sodom Herausgegeben nach dem Hamburger Manuscript mit einer Einleitung von L S A M v RÖmer med docts Arzt zu Amsterdam Paris Verlag von H Welter

      Sm. 8vo. XXIV, 58pp. Vellum, original wrappers bound in.

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        A CRIMINAL CROESUS ..

      London: John Long, 1904.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-318 [319] [320: ads] + [8]-page publisher's catalogue dated "September, 1903" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Lost race science fiction novel; an underground world inhabited by the descendants of some trapped Norse travelers; plenty of gold and silver; attempts to exploit the inhabitants and the setting up of a United States of South America." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 97. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 943. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 29. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 53. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06367. Hubin (1994), p. 355. Light wear to cloth at spine ends, scattered foxing to first and part of second signatures, small slip of paper pasted over armorial bookplate affixed to front paste-down, a clean, tight, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#149863)

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        Preis Bericht von dem k. u. k. Hof-Sport u. Spielwarenhaus Wilhelm Pohl Wien. VI. Mariahilferstrasse 5. I. Kärtnerstrasse 39. Gegründet 1854.

      Wien, Selbstverlag, 1904. 8°. 196 S. Illustr. OBrosch. Mit dem illustrierten Titelblatt des Einbandes von L. F. Schrott, einen Weihnachtsbaum mit Geschenken und zwei Kindern zeigend. - Preisbericht 1904-1905, N. 1. - Reste eines ehem. Aufkl. a. T., etw. fingerfleckig, stockfleckig, kl. Läsuren a. Inhaltsverzeichnis (kl. Buchstabenverlust), leichte Gbrsp. - Mit zahlreichen Holzstichen der Spielgeräte von A wie Abwaschkasten bis Z wie Zählmaschinen und Zuckerbäckereiladen. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Firmenkataloge; Kinderbuch; Kinderspiele; Spiele

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        The Works].

      Golike i Vilborg Skt. Peterburg -1910 1904 - Three volumes folio, the third volume with 5 parts (33.5 x 22.5 cm). Title, [4], frontispiece, [2], 384, [4] pp, incl. 2 full page illustrations; Title, [2], frontispiece, [2], 362, [4], VIII pp, incl. 6 full page illustrations; [2], title, frontispiece, III, 589, II, [4] pp, title, [2], frontispiece, [2], 158, XXXV pp., incl. 5 full page illustrations, with multiple illustrations in text. Full tan calf, two morocco labels with gilt lettering to spines; a bit rubbed, with some scratches. Fresh example of one of the finest literary publications produced in the Russian Empire. Rare, from the limited edition of 500 copies distributed only among subscribers. The present copy is number 89. It includes the last part, part 5 of volume III, not present in Smirnov-Sokolskiy's library nor, strangely enough, in Muratova's listing. Friends of Gorbunov launched this lavish production to celebrate the author, and passed the profit from the sales onto his family. It became, thanks to the scholarly work put in it and the long list of works included, the best edition of Gorbunov's writings as well as an important source on the Russian theatre of the 19th century. It was also an impressive production, in a large format with high quality paper and fine plates, which led the Russian writer Vladimir Lidin to claim it to be one of the most luxurious editions ever printed in Russia ("Druziya moi - Knigi", 1962). Gorbunov (1831-95) was a talented actor, playwright and novelist. He became well known for his short stories depicting episodes from folk life, which were published in such periodicals as Iskra, Sovremennik, Russkiy Vestnik among others. In all his literary works he skilfully combined a deep knowledge of the common person's life and traditions, with an ability to see them from a humorous perspective. Muratova 5502; Smirnov-Sok. 2475; not in Kilgour, Gubar and Markov. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dichter, Maler und Zeichner (1832-1908): Eigenhändige Notiz mit U. (\"W. B.\") über Bezahlung und Ausstattung der Gedichtsammlung \"Zu guter Letzt\" (EA 1904 / ein Ex. ist BEIGABE). o. O. [Mechtshausen] auf der 2. Seite eines Briefes seines Verlegers Otto Bassermann (1839-1907) an ihn selbst.

      (Wiesbaden, 29. II. 1904. 8°. 1 ½ S. auf Doppelblatt).Es geht um Bezahlung und Ausstattung der Gedichtsammlung \"Zu guter Letzt\", die Busch am 25. Febr. gegen eine Einmalzahlung dem Verlag angeboten hatte (Bohne 1436). - // - Bassermann schreibt aus der Kur in Wiesbaden auf Briefpapier des Hotel Wilhelma:\"Lieber Busch! // Meine Karte von gestern wirst Du erhalten haben. / Ich habe nun die Gedichte \"zu guter Letzt\" mit großem Interesse gelesen und bin mit Deiner Bedingung - einfürallemal fünftausend Mark [Buchtitel u. Summe rot unterstrichen], zahlbar bald nach Erscheinen - ganz einverstanden. / Meinerseits knüpfe ich den Wunsch daran, Du möchtest jetzt von einem guten Photographen nochmals Dein Portrait fertigen lassen, daß ich es dem Bändchen vorsetze. Die Portraits im Album u. in der Oktober-Ausgabe sind aus viel früherer Zeit u. das bei Deinem 70. Geburtstag gemachte (für die Woche) [Zeitschrift] ist recht schlecht. Ich möchte aber dem Werke, das den Titel \"zu guter Letzt\" trägt, ein Bild beifügen, das Dich in jetziger Verfassung - womöglich ohne Hut - darstellt. // Mit dem Abschreiben habe ich begonnen. Sobald ich fertig [bin], sende ich\'s nach München zum Setzen und lasse Dir Korrekturen zukommen, die ich und mein Geschäftsführer auch lesen. Dann wird\'s wohl richtig werden. / Willst Du einen Vertrag, oder genügt Dir meine Anerkennung Deiner Bedingung in diesem Brief? / Mit herzlichen Grüßen von mir und meiner Frau, der es wieder wieder [Wortwiederholung von Bassermann] gut geht. / Dein alter / Otto Bassermann\"- // - Darunter vermerkt W. Busch:\"Durch Antwort darauf vom 2 ten März [Bohne 1439] habe ich die Bedingungen für festgestellt erklärt. // W.B.\"- Busch ließ sich \"für die Besorgung der Photographie\" noch \"20 Mk. vergüten\" (vgl. Bohne 1444 u. 1447 / unser Brief ist noch ungedruckt). - Dass das Portrait gelungen ist, zeigt die beigegebene Erstausgabe (1904) von \"Zu guter Letzt\". Versand D: 4,00 EUR

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        Ueber die physiologischen und physikalischen Grundlagen bei intrathorakalen Eingriffen in meiner pneumatischen Operationskammer *) (pp.977-987).

      Arch. Klin. Chir., 73/4. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1904, 8, VI, pp.873-1103, (1), mit Abbildungen im Text, orig. Broschur. First Edition! Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch's (1875-1951) negative pressure chamber for the prevention of pneumothorax. *) "Vorgetragen am 1. Sitzungstage des XXXIII. Congresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie zu Berlin , 6. April 1904". Garrison & Morton No 3185 (AKC)

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        A Shooting Trip to Kamchatka

      London England: Rowland Ward, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. VG to vg+. 302 pp, 113 illustrations, 5 photogravures, 2 folding colored maps of which one is a folding pullout map in rear pocket. Original zebra endpapers. The last (of three) books authored by the noted Central Asian sheep hunter. Deals with bears and Snow Sheep on the Russian Kamchatkan Peninsula. Now that Ovis Nivicola is open to sport hunters, this book is even more in demand. Rare. Original gilt cloth, beveled boards. Better than vg but not vg+. It might not show well in photos but while most of the book is really nice, the top and bottom of the lightly faded spine appears indented as if something pressed against it.

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        Big Game Hunting in Far Northwest British Columbia

      NY: Mail and Express Job Print, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 52 pp Ill. The rarest and most desirable Stone Sheep hunting book. Privately printed for the author. Exceptional copy with gilt Stone sheep stamped on front cover. Bookplate of Isobel Walker pasted inside front cover and inside front free endpaper is a lengthy handwritten letter addressed to her by the author who was then in Africa (trying to kill all the game on the Equator). Obviously a close association. Fine copy.

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

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

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        The Brown Fairy Book.

      Longmans, Green, London., 1904. First edition. Octavo. pp xiii, 350. Eight coloured plates and numerous black-and-white drawings by H.J. Ford. Bound by Brian Frost of Bath in full brown leather, raised bands, gilt decorated spine, gilt rules, outer and inner gilt dentelles, red and green title- and author-labels. All edges gilt. Batik endpapers. The original gilt decorated upper cover sna spine have been preserved and mounted at the rear of the book. Fine.

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        La fée des poupées].

      Ilin Skt. Peterburg 1904 - Complete set of twelve postcards (14.3 x 9.1 cm) printed in colours after Bakst, most heightened with gilt, [4]pp. list of postcards in Russian and French, cards 1, 6, 11 and 12 lighter, the others more brown, as usual. Bakst's masterpiece, according to fellow artist and art historian Alexandre Benois. During the first half of his career, Bakst (1866-1924) mostly painted landscapes, scenes and portraits. From the moment in 1899 however when he co-founded, with Serge Diaghilev, the art group Mir Isskustva [The World of Art], he progressively turned towards performing arts. He fully committed himself to his famous costume and stage designs from 1908-9 onwards, when Diaghilev created the Ballets Russes. The present work is a rare example of Bakst's early theatrical designs (1903), for the short ballet Feya kukol by Joseph Bayer, pre-dating his work for the Ballets Russes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Im Reich der Pinguine. Schilderung von der Fahrt der \"\"Belgica

      Gebauer-Schwetschke Halle a. S. 1904 220 Seiten, Frakturschrift, 98 Abbildungen, fünf teils mehrfach ausklappbare Karten (2 lose), Diagramme, Seiten broschiert unbeschnitten, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, oberer und unterer Buchrücken beidseitig aufgeplatzt, innen sauber, Großformat-4° kartonierte Ausgabe Im Reich der Pinguine\"\" schildert der zweite Kommandant Georges Lecointe die Fahrt der \"Belgica\" zum Südpol. Die belgische antarktische Expedition fand von 1897-1898 statt.

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        PUSS IN BOOTS Stump Books for Children

      London, Anthony Treherne & Co.; New York, H.B. Claflin Co., 1904.. FIRST EDITION 1904, oblong format miniature book, approximately 44 x 152 mm, 1¾ x 6 inches (cover size), buff cloth illustrated in colour, red lettered, top edges red, no pagination (33 thick leaves printed 1 side only). Small bone closure on thin strip of cloth tucks into tiny loop on upper cover. Black and white title illustration and 16 wonderful colour plates each facing page of prose text. Final plate is rear pastedown, front pastedown is blank. A couple of tiny pale marks to lower cover, no inscriptions, a few inner joints cracked and expertly reglued, binding tight and firm, contents very nice. A crisp clean near Fine copy of a scarce Wain miniature. 2 locations only in Copac. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        La Ceinture de Chastete: Son Histoire, son Emploi, Autrefois et Aujourd'hui avec de Nombreuses Gravures hors Texte, dessins et photographies d'apres nature

      Paris: Societe Parisienne d'editions, 1904. Near Fine. First edition. Small quarto. 125 + table + plates. Printed blue wrapper. Bound in contemporary green cloth with red morocco spine label gilt. Front wrap bound in. Text in French. Owner's stamp on front pastedown, corners a little bumped, tiny scuff on front wrap, still easily near fine. Illustrated with both drawings and an additional suite of twelve half-tone illustrated plates and eleven photographic plates of nude women in chastity belts. Reprinted several times, the 1904 first edition is very uncommon, the 1905 reprint somewhat less so. OCLC locates seven copies of the first edition (over three records).

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        The History of The Standard Oil Company: 2 Volume Set

      McClure, Phillips & Co, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. xix, 406; xiii, 409. 1st edition. 8vo. Bound in publishers red cloth. Gilt lettering on spine. TEG. Good bindings and covers. Minimal wear to extremities. No DJ to Volume I. Volume 1 has sunning to spine. Dust jacket to Vol. II with loss to spine of DJ. Clean, unmarked pages. Full, unabridged version containing chapters purged from later editions. Howes T-33. <br><br> "This work is the outgrowth of an effort on the part of the editors of McClure's Magazine to deal concretely in their pages with the trust question. In order that their readers might have a clear and succinct notion of the processes by which a particular industry passes from the control of the many to that of the few, they decided a few years ago to publish a detailed narrative of the history of the growth of a particular trust. The Standard Oil Trust was chosen for obvious reasons. It was the first in the field, and it has furnished the methods, the charter, and the traditions for its followers. It is the most perfectly developed trust in existence; that is, it satisfies most nearly the trust ideal of entire control of the commodity in which it deals. Its vast profits have led its officers into various allied interests, such as railroads, shipping, gas, copper, iron, steel, as well as into banks and trust companies, and to the acquiring and solidifying of these interests it has applied the methods used in building up the Oil Trust. It has led in the struggle against legislation directed against combinations. Its power in state and Federal government, in the press, in the college, in the pulpit, is generally recognised. The perfection of the organisation of the Standard, the ability and daring with which it has carried out its projects, make it the pre-eminent trust of the world - the one whose story is best suited to illuminate the subject of combinations of capital. The officers of the company courteously offered to give me all the assistance in their power, an offer of which I have freely taken advantage. In accepting assistance from the Standard men as from independents I distinctly stated that I wanted facts, and that I reserved the right to use them according to my own judgement of their meaning, that my object was to learn more perfectly what was actually done - not to learn what my informants thought of what had been done. It is perhaps not too much to say that there is not a single important episode in the history of the Standard Oil Company, so far as I know it, or a notable step in the growth, which I have not discussed more or less fully with officers of the company." - from Preface.

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        AN ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHINA, 1904-1906. [Includes American Diplomats in Chi

      - [China 1904-1906]. Half red leather over marbled boards, recent binding, gold-stamped, very good, 35 x 27.5 cm., all edge gilt [most gone], 18 stiff leaves, 166 b.w. photos, one pencil drawing, one post card, one photo cut out,very clean. *** *** *** . . . AMERICAN "DOUGH BOYS" IN CHINA 1927 . . . DURING THE FIRST REVOLUTIONARY WAR . . THE FOUNDING OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY This excellent primary record was begun July 1904, and ended with the last photo caption dated June-August 1906. The work is an exceptionally clean example, with meticulous captions, clear and bright images, of varying sizes. The smallest is 6 x 4.5 cm., [ca 10 each] up to 23.5 x 17 cm. for the largest. With a large number of intermediary sizes in between. . * The captions are in both English & Italian, and a mix of both languages, carefully identifying the place & person photographed. From the kind of photographs and people in these, its is easy to deduce that this album was likely made by an Italian officer assigned as part of the protective foreign force for the Italian Embassy and diplomatic corps as guards. Assigned to China to continue to protect after the Boxer uprising, they protected both the foreign diplomatic community and their families. A good number of these are of Peking and of their excursions around China. . * Visits to Shan-Fan-Shan temple, photos of a friend who was in Seoul [Korea, riding a rickshaw], photos of some American military officers: ie "Lieut. Clark & Capt. Brewster, Commandant of the Peking U.S. Delegation guard Lieutenant. Clark" et al. Polo on the Peking Polo grounds, Pei-Tai-ho [beach], one lovely one of "Casa di mia Isabella; next obviously a photo of the album's maker, and Italian, who freely associated freely with his American counterparts in the military & diplomatic corps. . * A lovely pencil sketch of Francesco Rospidliosi, perhaps the creator of this album, dated August 1903. Peking race track grandstand, "Variag" Chemulko [Korea]: view of a belly-up ship in Korea, another dated April 1904 shows various diplomats: "Ministro d'Augustine.Mr. Uchida.do [of] Peking.," dragon boat in Shanghai, three great photos of horse-mounted officers, with caption and date "Warriors. 1904 Peking & Huang Ts'un" and their horses. . * January 1905 the album continues with photos of the soldiers in Peking, their pet dog, horses, wagons, Chinese grooms &c. Then a lovely and grand size group photo some in military uniform others in civilian clothes [diplomats ?] most with long boots, dated "March 1905" most with Italian names, except for one penciled at the far right: "Swanton" and two women. Names appear above and below the photo which is 23.5 x 17 cm. Next 2 page show horse racing, honor guards in formation "April 1905," going to church, photos of Peking race horses and their foreign mounts "May 1905." Next pair of pages show a "September 1905 Trip to the Great Wall with Mrs. Brewster & Miss Brewster, at Sha-ho Chinese hotel, Nan-ko Pass, Mrs. David at Peitai-ho," and along the way to the Great wall, with stunning photos of the impressive and grand size "First Gate." Their horse-drawn stage coach-like "wagon" straight out of the old American West ! Photos of three foreign children, "Peking 1905." On the next page, more of the Great Wall excursion: Capt. & Mrs. Brewster, along side the Great Wall & of course photos from on top of the Great wall all nicely dated ! Next set show more on the Great Wall, and "Coming back without Toda and a superb photo of the album compiler mounted on horseback with "doggie" standing at attention ! . * The next pair shows Shanghai naval officer and horse wagon, another of two foreign children in a large Jinriksha in Peking 1905, with another of the children in great fur coats. Postcard of the Wuta-su Temple of Seven Pagodas, Peking. More horse-mounted photos, Peking race course. . * The next page shows some important and spectacular photos. "Miss Roosevelt [Eleanor] [wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who

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        Abend im Moor ( wohl in Worpswede ). Öl auf Leinwand, links unten mit *F. Flinte, (19)04 oder 05 datiert *, verso auf dem Rahmen mit *F. Flinte, Abend im Moor * ( wohl durch Flinte ) bezeichnet.

      1904 - Bildmaß ca. 76 x 100 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 84 x 108 cm ). Öl auf Leinwand, links unten signiert und datiert, verso bezeichnet und signiert. Gezeigt wird ein Weg in einer Moorlandschaft bei abendlichem Himmel mit einem Fußgänger, seitlich windzerzauste Bäumen, hinten Häuser. Das Ölgemälde etwas berieben mit einigen kleinen kaum sichtbaren Löchern sowie mit einem kleinen Kratzer unten, eine Reinigung wäre empfehlenswert, die Leinwand verso mit doublierter Stelle. Der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Literatur u.a.: Der Neue Rump: Hamburger Künstlerlexikon Seite 127 &#150; Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand &#150; hier nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache ) ( Lagerort AZ ) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Radio-Activity.

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,, 1904. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, ruling to boards continued across spine in blind. 1 plate and numerous tables to the text. Bookplate and stamp from the library of Exeter College Oxford to front pastedown and free endpaper, small paper label to spine a little chipped. Spine rolled, ends and corners bumped, extremities lightly rubbed, hinges gently cracked but firm, overall a very good copy. First edition, first impression of the author's first book on radioactivity. Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937) was a pioneer in the study of nuclear physics, the discoverer of the structure of the atom and the first scientist to split the atom in 1917. This volume was "the first textbook on radioactivity, surveying contemporary knowledge of the entire field" (Dibner).

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        Die Familie. Original-Federzeichnung.

      - Bildgrösse 74x54 cm. Unten rechts signiert und datiert. In breiten Goldrahmen unter Glas 97x75 cm. Hermann Huber besuchte von 1904-1905 die Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich und lernete dort Otto Meyer-Amden kennen, mit dem er bis zu dessem Tod einen Briefwechsel führte. Er war befreundet mit Reinhold Kündig und Paul Bodmer, seine Förderer waren die Zürcher Sammler Richard Kisling und Hermann Reiff-Franck sowie der Kunsthänler Albin Neupert. Er tritt 1911 der avantgardistischen Künstlergruppe &#132;Der Moderne Bund" bei. Beginn der fauvistisch-expressionistischen Periode. Die erste Einzelausstellung fand 1923 in Berlin bei Bruno Cassirer statt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Noteable Men of Indian Territory At the Beginning of the Twentieth Century 1904 - 1905

      Southwestern Historical Co., Muskogee, Indian Territory - On verso of 2nd end-paper " It was my Grand Fathers - Jacob Bozarth ", his photograph ( also named Jacob Bozarth ) is on page 154. On page 96 a photograph of Mark L. Bozarth is marked " My Daddy ". Other family members are so noted. Owners stamp ( Mrs. Lois C. Carnell ) and another owners name ( Mary McCauley ) handwritten on 1st paste down. Blue boards with guilt lettering. Boards show rubbing especially at spine and rear. Marks and repair to text. Back board starting at top. Paginated to page 186 including index. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JAPAN THROUGH THE STEREOSCOPE.

      - Arlington [1904], Underwood. Cloth covered box, book case, 100 sterographic photographs,very clean, English text, capt- ions in French, German, Spanish, Swedish & Russian, COMPLETE clean set, seldom found with the cloth book case.S C A R C E A photographic record of Japan and her people. . Covering all aspects of life, travel, scenery, people at work & play, the Rickshaw man, children, Yokohama, Tokyo, Nagasaki, a travel guide, temples, fishermen, blacksmith, farmers, Kamakura and the Great Buddha, pilgrims, Mt. Fuji, mountain climbers, the home of Count Okuma, Bonzai, busy street scenes, weavers, castles, fortune tellers, potter, cloisonné makers, tea pickers, Count Okuma, gardens, Nara, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kintai bridge, Nagasaki, agriculture, tea ceremony & flowers. . And also Buddhist art & architecture, bamboo, volcanoes, castles, making and decorating of enamels & ceramics plus a host of other photographic views of the Japanese. . Each of these stereo cards has an individual number from 1-100, as issued with copious English text on the back side and on the front side as a brief caption. We may also have a period wooden stereo viewer, please inquire. ***

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        Real Conversations

      William Heinemann, 1904. Hardcover. Good. 1904. First Edition. 254 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Owner's inscription to front endpaper. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Tanning to spine and edges.

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        Quer durch Borneo : Ergebnisse Seiner Reisen in den Jahren 1894, 1896-97 und 1898-1900 - 2 Volumes

      E J Brill, Leiden 1904 - Two volumes (complete). In German throughout. A steady, sound, serene set of this extraordinary study of the people of Borneo from the equally extraordinary Dutch explorer, Nieuwenhuis. The set has some wear, some aging. However it is most agreeable. Both are covered in decorated, gilt-stamped, cream cloth boards. The boards of both books are worn, scuffed, marked from storage and handling. They are benign and sure. The head of the spines have been securely repaired with leather patches. The frontis and end papers have wear and marks. They are placid. Volume 1: 493 pages. The trims and edges have wear. The pages are clean, clear, generous, certain, bold. There are very occasional handling marks and some very light foxing. All plates and maps present. Volume II (pub: 1907): 557 pages. The back board has been marked, stained and wrinkled from damp storage conditions. Whilst this has transferred ever so slightly to the preceding pages, these have no audacious marks or wrinkling. The pages are robustly secure. There is age-related foxing here and there about edges and seams. However, the pages are very assured, clean, clear, generous, competent, diligent. Despite the aging and wear, this is a gratifying set. fk [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        War in the Far East A History of the Russo-Japanese Struggle

      London: Virtue and Company, 1904. First edition, 6 volumes, large 8vo. 6 coloured double page maps and 192 plates plus illustrations in the text, some foxing at the beginning and end of each volume. Original decorative cloth, a.e.g., volume VI bound using a slightly darker material, some light soiling and browning, top of spines bumped with a couple of minor tears, overall a very good set.

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        AN ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHINA, 1904-1906. [Includes American Diplomats in Chi

      [China 1904-1906]. Half red leather over marbled boards, recent binding, gold-stamped, very good, 35 x 27.5 cm., all edge gilt [most gone], 18 stiff leaves, 166 b.w. photos, one pencil drawing, one post card, one photo cut out,very clean. This excellent primary record was begun July 1904, and ended with the last photo caption dated June-August 1906. The work is an exceptionally clean example, with meticulous captions, clear and bright images, of varying sizes. The smallest is 6 x 4.5 cm., [ca 10 each] up to 23.5 x 17 cm. for the largest. With a large number of intermediary sizes in between. * The captions are in both English & Italian, and a mix of both languages, carefully identifying the place & person photographed. From the kind of photographs and people in these, its is easy to deduce that this album was likely made by an Italian officer assigned as part of the protective foreign force for the Italian Embassy and diplomatic corps as guards. Assigned to China to continue to protect after the Boxer uprising, they protected both the foreign diplomatic community and their families. A good number of these are of Peking and of their excursions around China. * Visits to Shan-Fan-Shan temple, photos of a friend who was in Seoul [Korea, riding a rickshaw], photos of some American military officers: ie "Lieut. Clark & Capt. Brewster, Commandant of the Peking U.S. Delegation guard Lieutenant. Clark" et al. Polo on the Peking Polo grounds, Pei-Tai-ho [beach], one lovely one of "Casa di mia Isabella; next obviously a photo of the album's maker, and Italian, who freely associated freely with his American counterparts in the military & diplomatic corps. * A lovely pencil sketch of Francesco Rospidliosi, perhaps the creator of this album, dated August 1903. Peking race track grandstand, "Variag" Chemulko [Korea]: view of a belly-up ship in Korea, another dated April 1904 shows various diplomats: "Ministro d'Augustine...Mr. Uchida...do [of] Peking...," dragon boat in Shanghai, three great photos of horse-mounted officers, with caption and date "Warriors... 1904 Peking & Huang Ts'un" and their horses. * January 1905 the album continues with photos of the soldiers in Peking, their pet dog, horses, wagons, Chinese grooms &c. Then a lovely and grand size group photo some in military uniform others in civilian clothes [diplomats ?] most with long boots, dated "March 1905" most with Italian names, except for one penciled at the far right: "Swanton" and two women. Names appear above and below the photo which is 23.5 x 17 cm. Next 2 page show horse racing, honor guards in formation "April 1905," going to church, photos of Peking race horses and their foreign mounts "May 1905." Next pair of pages show a "September 1905 Trip to the Great Wall with Mrs. Brewster & Miss Brewster, at Sha-ho Chinese hotel, Nan-ko Pass, Mrs. David at Peitai-ho," and along the way to the Great wall, with stunning photos of the impressive and grand size "First Gate." Their horse-drawn stage coach-like "wagon" straight out of the old American West ! Photos of three foreign children, "Peking 1905." On the next page, more of the Great Wall excursion: Capt. & Mrs. Brewster, along side the Great Wall & of course photos from on top of the Great wall all nicely dated ! Next set show more on the Great Wall, and "Coming back without Toda and a superb photo of the album compiler mounted on horseback with "doggie" standing at attention ! * The next pair shows Shanghai naval officer and horse wagon, another of two foreign children in a large Jinriksha in Peking 1905, with another of the children in great fur coats. Postcard of the Wuta-su Temple of Seven Pagodas, Peking. More horse-mounted photos, Peking race course. * The next page shows some important and spectacular photos. "Miss Roosevelt [Eleanor] [wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who held that office from 1933 to 1945], Capt. Diconard, Military Attaché [USA], Mr. Rockhill U.S. Minister [please inquire with us to see if we have some of his important books on Tibet in stock], Mr. Cooledge First American Legation, Miss Roosevelt, Chinaman...Peking Sept. 1905. These great people are greeted by a group of Chinese Imperial Mandarins wearing special hats and long white gowns. Another of "Miss Roosevelt, M. Mrs. di Almeida, Capt. Pringle Peking 1905." * Then a larger and quite stunning photo of [Italian] Naval officers...and Americans: "Mrs. Brewster, Commandant Cipriani, Miss Brewster, Guardia della Degarione d'Italia...Capitano Brewster[American]..." all seated before a great Fu Dog for a camera pose. * The album continues, then a rather sad photo of the "Portion of the remains of the French Catholic Mission residence of La Varche & Ma-murdered Nan Chang March 1906" & "Kinghams chapel in background...burnt house is right around March 1906." Adjacent to this is "Ring leader of attack on Kingham's house [Han Chang] March 1906." * Next 2 pages show more ruined church, with "corner of house in which Mr. & Mrs. Kingham and the little daughter Gracie ...they were beaten to death in this corner-blood stains March 1906." Next shows "Four men who conducted murder torture having taken part in the murder of the Kinghams and burning of their mission March 1906" shows four Chinese handcuffed to a steel ring around their necks. We now learn the true level of danger for foreigners in China and the reason for the foreign troops to give protection to the innocents murdered by Chinese. * The next page shows an inspection of the palace by Capt. Lynne, Doct. Dawe, H.M. Tripe at Han Chang March 1906. Arrival of the Chinese delegation for the "Han Chang [murder of foreign missionaries] affair. Next two show a visit to Hankow, the race course, grand stand, Miss Byron, A.W. Cross, another shows 1st Lieut. F.E.K. Strong playing banjo, April 1906. Shipboard travel on the H.M.S. Cadmus. Continue ship travel to Hankow on board the "Calabria" and a nice photo of A.W. Cross, Commissioner, Hankow, another of S.S. Marco Polo at Hankow. Apparently, the military group was now moved to Hankow, where memorial photos were taken aboard ship, with the officers all named around the photo. Next shows "Consulato d'Italia, Hankow August 1906." Other pages show H.M.S. Clarity, the Han river ..."with daddy & Miss Hart June 1906," and other ship and harbor views. Next shows a great French cruiser "Descartes" at Kiukiang, Kiukiang Bund, Commissioner's garden, Festa del Dragones [dragon boats, country walks with Mrs. Lay et al. The album ends with June-August 1906 dated photos rest at "Bungalow" in Kiu Kiang. Where they visited with British administrators and missionaries. * Rare insight to the diplomatic world of foreigners stationed in China at the turn-of-the century. Fascinating primary resource. There are very few albums that cover this rare aspect of life in China from the higher social structure of foreign diplomats and military people. Keen insights to the life and customs of the privileged people. * .

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        [Photo album]: Documenting Hunting and Outdoor Life in the Western United States

      Colorado and California, 1904. Very Good. Large oblong folio measuring 15.5" x 11.5". Bolt-bound cloth over boards with "Photographs" stamped in gilt script on front board. The album contains approximately 110 photographs, most are approximately 4" x 5". About half are glossy, sepia-toned albumen photographs; the other half are matte-finish black and white gelatin photographs with deep blacks and crisp grays. Images are in provided album slots, a few have been glued in. Many of the gelatin silver images are dated "1904" in the negative. The album has some wear and some of the slots have been a bit torn or mended, a few slots near the end are empty, overall very good, while the photos show occasional fading but are overall near fine.An exceptionally good group of images, with impressive views of mountain terrain and rushing waters in the Rockies, dugout shelters, hunting party campsites, tent-living, campfire cooking, men with rifles, men on snowshoes, men with backpacks, men feeding baby mountain goats, horseback hunting, images of killed large game animals :bear, deer, elk, an antelope loaded on a horse, a mounted big horn sheep's head), cleaning a bear skin, bundles of pelts, the summit of and views from Pike's Peak, the Garden of the Gods, naked men in a stream, Yosemite Valley, giant Sequoia Trees, log cabins, and more. An exceptional album of hunting and outdoor life in the West.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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