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        Autograph letter signed.

      Weimar, 26. II. 1904. - 8vo. 1 p. To an unnamed recipient, asking for the consignation of an outstanding amount of 300 Deutsche Mark and for sending some proofs of scaled-down drawings. - Somewhat rubbed and with minor damages to edges.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Coloured Conquest ---by Rata ( Australian Alternate History / Yellow Peril Related ) ( Colored )

      Sydney, Australia: N.S.W. Bookstall ( NSW / New South Wales ), 1904, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 1904, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Walter Jardin------------paperback, about 4.75 x 7 inches, a Good copy only, front cover is largely complete with a bit of loss along spine, front cover is detatched, no lettering on the spine, rear cover is missing, a VERY fragile item, quite rare, super cover art of a conquering Asian army, an alternate history set in 1913 speculating on the rise of the Japanese and their defeat of Australia and the rest of the world, ultimately this is a condemnation of racism and racist cultures, b&w plates, to the best of my knowledge there was no hardcover edition, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Biologia Centrali-Americana: Aves. Volumes I-IV

      1904 - Published by the Authors, 1879-1904. Three text volumes and one plate volume containing 84 hand-colored lithographic plates by J.G. KEULEMANS (82) and E. NEALE (2). Royal 4to (306x242 mm). Together with the Introductory Volume (1915) by GODMAN which contains photogravures of the authors, eight colored maps, and matter of ornithological interest. The aves volumes bound in blue cloth with top edge gilt. Small stab holes to the outer margin of three titles, plate volume cocked and stitching weak. Plates bright. Introductory volume in green cloth. 'A sumptuous monograph of the birds of Central America.' -Zimmer The entire work based upon scientific surveys and explorations conducted during the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries comprised 58 volumes and treated the complete natural history of the region. An electronic version of Biologia Centrali-Americana has been produced by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The bird volumes, with the introductory volume, are rarely offered. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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        Lefler, Heinrich and Joseph Urban] Deutsche Gedenkhalle Bilder aus der vaterlandischen Geschichte

      Max Herzig, Berlin 1904 - Elephant folio weighing 25 lbs, 418pp, (18 x15 x 4 inches) In original publisher's full mottled green cloth with central imbedded panel which has a bold gilt stamped design of a cathedral. This immense volume of German history and remembrances is illustrated with monumental full-page color illustrations by (among others) HEINRICH LEFLER AND JOSEPH URBAN, who also designed the borders in red-orange which are present on nearly every page of the book. Printed on thick card paper with superb full-page tissue-guarded and captioned steel engravings throughout. Corners slightly rubbed, a little wear to calf. A COMPLETELY FINE AND ALTOGETHER IMMACULATE COPY. Represents an historical high-point on many levels, German book production, art, history, Jugendstil decoration. If not now, this book will become one of the great classics of the period. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Ilustrated London News Publicación periódica, semanal, de The International News Company, 83&85, Duane Street, números reunidos de enero 2 a abril 30 de 1904.

      The International News Company., London 1904 - The Ilustrated London News (LIBRO EN INGLÉS). Publicación periódica, semanal, de The International News Company, 83&85, Duane Street, números reunidos de enero 2 a abril 30 de 1904. Características: Libro de gran tamaño y muy voluminoso. Pasta dura, lomo en piel y tapas en tela editorial. Buen estado. Fatiga del lomo en el extremo superior, algunas raspaduras en los costados y en el costillar. Desprendimiento de la piel y la cabezada del extremo inferior del lomo. Le falta un pequeño fragmento (3 cms). Ligero desgaste de las tapas sobre todo en el área del canto inferior. Las esquinas superiores se encuentran un tanto maltratadas. Cantos limpios. Letras y filetes dorados en el lomo. La impresión está hecha en un papel satinado como el cuché, las hojas se han mantenido intactas de la humedad. Esta compilación incluye los números 869 al 886 del Ilustrated London News correspondientes al vol. 34. La publicación era semanal, repartida en las siguientes fechas: enero 2, 9, 16, 23 y 30; febrero 6, 13, 20 y 27; marzo 5, 12, 19 y 26; abril 2, 9, 16, 23 y 30. Cada número lleva la misma estructura: en la primera plana el nombre de la publicación encabeza la página, abajo los datos del número. Una ilustración a página completa, casi siempre sobre alguien importante de la nobleza, muy bien realizada que ocupa casi toda la plana. El pie de la ilustración y una pequeña nota sobre algo relevante incluido en la publicación en cuestión, por ejemplo, colaboraciones especiales y cosas por el estilo. Después viene una suerte de editorial y una pequeña noticia. Asimismo, se incluye un directorio de los comercios anunciados (la mayor parte de la publicación son anuncios publicitarios, desde viajes hasta jabón) y de los que colaboran en el número. Abre el texto una sección pequeña de noticias llamada The World s News. Cada noticia es acompañada de alguna ilustración. Hay una sección de juegos y acertijos: Science Jottings. También se incluyen textos literarios, pequeños relatos o capítulos de novelas por entregas. Hay un suplemento de política con caricaturas de los funcionarios. En la parte Ladies Pages se concentran los anuncios de cosméticos, utensilios de afeite personal, joyas, jabones, enseres, etc. Y los demás anuncios se hallan repartidos por toda la publicación. Todas las ilustraciones, en blanco y negro, son hermosas y variadas; hay fotografías, dibujos, grabados, litografías, etc. Algunas son verdaderamente admirables. Los anuncios comerciales, igualmente, hacen gala del truco publicitario y resultan atractivos aunque el lector no sea decimonónico. La disposición del texto en la página está hecha a tres columnas con corondel ciego, pero se realiza acertadamente el juego del texto con las ilustraciones, usando el espacio de las otras columnas, para lograr mayor armonía visual. Cada página lleva cornisa y filete muy fino. La tipografía usada para el texto de la caja tiene patines y es pequeña y muy sobria; en los títulos se mantiene este criterio editorial. En los anuncios publicitarios la tipografía es mucho más vistosa pero sin dejar de verse elegante. Total: 662 pp. (41x31cm). Peso: 5400g.LIBRO A LA MITAD DE SU PRECIO NORMAL [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carlos Héctor García Toscano]
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        The Illustrated London News Vol CXXIV. January 2 to June 25 1904

      , London: Published by The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Limited, , 1904 , 978 pages, and supplement at rear, numerous articles photographs, maps, and other illustrations [many double page] relating to the Russo Japanese war, several articles and illustrations on motoring including the Gordon Bennett trials, British in Tibet, numerous articles on the Japanese and the Russians, Manchuria etc

      [Bookseller: Keogh's Books]
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        THE PARTISAN RANGERS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY.

      Geo. G. Fetter Company, 1904. - First edition. 8vo. Original maroon cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, decorated endpapers, xii [2], 476 pp., frontis. [portrait of Brigadier General Adam R. Johnson], preface, illustrated, plates, portraits. Jenkins' Basic Texas Books 108 says, "This is one of the most interesting first-hand narratives of Texas Indian fighting, stagecoaching, and Confederate cavalry operations. Johnson fought Indians in Texas in the 1850s, was a driver for the Butterfield Overland Stage in Texas, and surveyed a vast amount of virgin territory in West Texas. In the Civil War his famed Texas Partisan Rangers cavalry unit fought under Nathan Bedford Forrest and John Hunt Morgan. Wounded and blinded, he was imprisoned in Fort Warren. After the war, in spite of his blindness, he was so active in pioneering business ventures in West Texas that his home of Marble Falls became known as 'the blind man's town." Graff 2213 says, "The story of a very brave and daring man. His Indian warfare experiences in Texas in the late 1850s, when he was connected with the Butterfield Stage outfit and also when as a surveyor he surveyed much virgin territory, are almost beyond belief. The same or more can be said of his Civil War service in Kentucky as a Partisan Ranger." Original maroon cloth with new spine and original spine laid down on top, cosmetic restoration to corners and inner hinges professionally strengthened, else very good copy. HOWES J122. COULTER 257. GRAFF 2213. BTB 108. NEVINS I 113. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

      Harper & Brothers, 1904-01-01 London: Harper & Brothers, 1904. 480 p. Bluish-green cloth cloth with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped letters on front. First British edition, first printing, first state. (Precedes all other editions. Dated 1904 on title page w/ no additional printings indicated. First state error of pg. 187 as "871," last page correctly numbered 480.) Good condition hardcover. Clean pages. No ownership marks, etc. Rubbing to cloth at front; hinges split at ends, need to be handled carefully. Front board a bit curved. Fore edge and endpapers foxed. Good condition overall.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Dramatic Vintage Youthful Surrealist Photograph

      - Messel recumbent surrounded by many masks. Signed and inscribed on lower dark portion to "Gone With The Wind" director George Cukor (only visible when tilted). 8 3/4" x 7 1/2". Very good (soft creases). Signed and inscribed: "George my Dear. You are a Saint!! Love, Oliver." Messel (1904-1978), noted British stage and film designer; designed the settings and costumes for Cukor's 1936 filming of "Romeo and Juliet." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Reminiscences of the Staff College. (with original sketches)

      Printed for Private Circulation, (Plymouth), 1904 - First edition. Hardback. Ownership signature of Colonel Commander H. G. Farquharson. Also contains two original colour caricature sketches of Farquharson, loosely inserted, by Fred May and Amies Milner, also a small original sketch by A. D. Geddes pasted in, and a full-page sketch with limerick, by an unknown artist, pasted to rear prelim. Half leather on dark blue cloth, rubbed and worn at extremeties, top half of backstrip missing and hinges loose. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robin Summers]
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        IDEEN VON OLBRICH

      verlag von Baumgartner¿s Buchhandlung, Leipzig 1904 - Seconde édition augmentée de vingt-cinq nouvelles illustrations. Introduction de Ludwig Hevesi. 120 planches - certaines avec plusieurs sujets ou rehaussées - et 32 hors-texte en couleurs, corpus du travail d'Olbrich. ¤¤¤¤¤ Formé à l'Académie des Beaux-arts de Vienne, Joseph Maria Olbrich devient en 1893 l'assistant d¿Otto Wagner, membre fondateur de la Sécession en 1897 dont il est l'architecte de son pavillon. A partir de 1899, il intègre la colonie d'artistes de Darmstadt où il développe pleinement son travail vers la modernité, abordant tous les domaines de l'architecture et des arts décoratifs comme l'ameublement ou la joaillerie. Cette même année il résume ses travaux en publiant son livre IDEEN, qu'il complète cinq ans plus tard dans cette nouvelle édition augmentée. Il disparaît en 1908. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Medicusbooks]
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        In the Closed Room

      1904. first edition. Eight Full-Page Color Plates by Jessie Willcox SmithIn the Very Scarce Original Printed Dust Jacket[SMITH, Jessie Willcox, illustrator]. BURNETT, Frances Hodgson. In the Closed Room. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904. First edition. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 210 x 144 mm.). [ii], iv, 130 pp. Text printed in green and black throughout. Eight full-page color plates. Publishers ribbed green cloth, front cover decoratively stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A few leaves roughly opened on fore-edge. Otherwise a very fine copy in the very scarce original pale green printed dust jacket. The top 3/4 inch of the jacket spine is missing and there are a few short tears on the extremities, but overall this very rare dust jacket is in very good condition.Illustrator Jessie Willcox Smith was one of the most acclaimed of Howard Pyle’s students. She became an accomplished child-portraitist and can be counted among “the most popular and best-known artists in America” (Dalby, 38).In the Closed Room is a short story about a shy, quiet little girl (Judith) living in a big city. When her parents are offered the opportunity to take care of a house in the suburbs for the summer she meets another little girl in the house and they become playmates… and they discover a locked room on the fourth floor…Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885-6), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).Nudelman, A20, BAL, 2100, Cotsen, 1746.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Silenced

      London, Ward Lock and Co. 1904, 1904. First Edition. 8vo. Fine in publisher's ribbed dark blue bevelled cloth boards titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board with a fetching little illustration in gilt of a woman fighting off a giant serpent with a revolver against the backdrop of a starlit Stonehenge. Internally clean with a small stain to fore-edge and a neat ink ownership to front flyleaf. Illustrated throughout by Sidney Paget and Gordon Browne. A collection of short stories either related to or by a philanthropic doctor of independant means who runs a kind of haven in the country for those who have some sort of malady (apparently physical, spiritual or mental; it apparently doesn't matter to our man). Strikingly similar if rather less esoteric to Dion Fortune's Doctor Taverner tales. A lovely copy of a scarce book, seldom found in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Secret Court Memoirs [complete in 20 volumes]

      London : Printed for the Grolier Society, [1904], 1904, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Limited EditionEdition de Luxwe, limited to 1,000 copies - this is no. 963 - signed by the editor. Very good copies in the original title-labelled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Boards stained towards edges. Some of the title labels are worn and scratched. POS to front pastedown of each volume. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description: 20v. plates, ports, fronts. ; 23cm. Contents: v.1. Memoirs of Henri the IV. King of France and Navarre / by the court historian of Louis XIV. --v.2. Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, queen of Navarre / written by herself. --v.3. Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz : containing all the great events during the minority of Louis XIV and the administration of Cardinal Mazarin. --v.4 & 5. Memoirs of Madame La Marquise de Montespan / written by herself. --v.6. Secret memoirs of the court of Louis XIV : and of the regency. --v.7 & 8. Secret memoirs of the courts of Louis XV and XVI / taken from the memoirs of Madame Du Hausset, lady's maid to Madame de Pompadour, and from the journal of the Princess Lamballe. --v.9 & 10. Memoirs of the court of Marie Antoinette, queen of France : with sketches of her private life / by Madame Campan, first lady-in-waiting to the queen --v.10. --v.11 & 12. Secret memoirs of the court of St. Cloud : in a series of letters from a gentleman at Paris to a nobleman in London. --v. 13-15. Secret memoirs of the court of the Empress Josephine : with anecdotes of the courts of Navarre and Malmaison / by Madame Ducrest. --v.16 & 17. Secret memoirs of the court of Berlin, or, The character of the King of Prussia, his ministers, mistresses, generals, courtiers, favourites, and the Royal family of Prussia / by Count Mirabeau. --v.18 & 19. Memoirs of the courts of Sweden and Denmark during the reigns of Christian VII. of Denmark and Gustavus III. and IV. of Sweden. --v.20. Memoirs of Catherine II. and the court of St. Petersburg during her reign and that of Paul I / by one of her courtiers. Subjects: France -- Social life and customs -- History -- Court and courtiers. Notes: Date of publication from British Museum Catalogue. Plates with guard sheets and descriptive letterpress. Title-pages printed in red and black.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Waverley Novels - [The 1st Dryburgh Edition Complete in 25 Volumes]

      London & Edinburgh; Adam And Charles Black, 1904, Hardback, First EditionNear fine copies all in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request. ; 1 pages; All illustrated with guard sheets. Added t. P. Engravings.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Philosoph (1889 - 1976): Eigenh. Postkarte mit U. Freiburg / Breisgau, 11. VI. 1956. - Eigenh. adressiert u. mit eigenh. Absender: "Heidegger / Zähringen"

      . . An seinen Mitarbeiter und bedeutenden Schüler Hartmut Buchner in Zähringen [seit 1904 Stadtteil von Freiburg]: "Lieber Herr Buchner! // Ich bitte Sie, mit Freund / B o e d e r am am Mittwoch d. 13. VI. / um 17 Uhr zu mir zu / kommen. // Könnten Sie das G l o c k n e r s c h e / H e g e l Lexikon Buchstabe U / mitbringen? // Mit herzlichen Grüßen // Ihr M. Heidegger" - // - Heribert Boeder (1928-2013) studierte bei Martin Heidegger und Eugen Fink an die Universität Freiburg Philosophie. 1954 promovierte er bei Eugen Fink mit einer Arbeit über Platons Frühdialoge. Nach einem Studienaufenthalt in Cambridge habilitierte sich Boeder 1962 an der Universität Freiburg und lehrte dort anschließend als Dozent. 1971 wurde er nach Braunschweig berufen und seit 1988 lehrt er an der Universität Osnabrück. Heribert Boeder begründete mit dem "logotektonischen Denken" in seinem ersten Hauptwerk, der "Topologie der Metaphysik", eine Methode zur "Bestimmung der Sache des Denkens" (Heidegger). - // - Der Philosoph und Hegel-Forscher Hermann Glockner (1896-1979) gab 1927-1940 die Hegel-Jubiläumsausgabe in 20 Bänden heraus, mit seiner Hegel-Monographie (Bände 21/22) und seinem Hegel-Lexikon in 4 weiteren Bänden (Bände 23-26). - Dieses in unserer Postkarte angesprochene Hegellexikon Glockners erschien zunächst in Heften und wurde erst später der Gesamtausgabe angehängt. Die 2. Auflage (2776 S. in 2 Bänden) erschien erst 1957. - Heidegger meint also eines der Hefte der Erstausgabe. - // - Der Heidegger Schüler Hartmut Buchner lehrte 1958-1962 in Japan und war dort (als Übersetzer und Herausgeber) maßgeblich beteiligt an der einzigen Ausgabe des Gesamtwerks Heideggers in einer anderen Sprache. Berühmt ist der von Buchner aus dem Japanischen übersetze Beitrag "Todesdialektik" des Philosophen Tanabe Hajime zur 1959 erschienenen Festschrift "Martin Heidegger zum siebzigsten Geburtstag". - 1989 gab Hartmut Buchner "Japan und Heidegger. Gedenkschrift der Stadt Meßkirch zum 100. Geburtstag Martin Heideggers" heraus. - In seinem Buch "Heidegger und Japan - Japan und Heidegger: Vorläufiges zum west-östlichen Gespräch" (2013) hat Bucher Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1959 bis 2001 veröffentlicht, die entstanden, um im Sinne Heideggers die Begegnung zwischen dem abendländischen und dem ostasiatischen Denken zu verwirklichen. - Bucher übersetzte auch den wegweisenden Aufsatz des Heidegger - Schülers Tanabe Hajime (1885-1962): "Zu Hegels Lehre vom Urteil" (Hegel-Studien 1971). - // - So schließen sich die Kreise zu unserer Karte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Richard Husslein]
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        PARADISI IN SOLE PARADISUS TERRESTRIS . . . FAITHFULLY REPRINTED FROM THE EDITION OF 1629

      London: Methuen & Co, 1904. n. Hardcover. 381 x 235 mm (15 x 9 1/4"). 8 p.l., 612, 16 pp. HANDSOME RECENT BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT AND INLAID, BY BAYNTUN-RIVIERE (stamp-signed on rear doublure), covers with border of gilt rules flanking the subtitle of the work (beginning on the upper cover with "A garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers which our English ayre will permitt to be noursed . . ." and concluding on the lower cover with "together with the right orderinge, planting & preferung of them & their uses & vertues"), each board with a large central panel featuring four widely spaced vertical gilt rules and three horizontal double rows of undulating leaves, giving the effect of a neatly ordered fruit orchard (and looking rather like a vegetal oscilloscope), five of the arches in each row crowned by an inlaid red fruit; raised bands, spine compartments with leafy gilt frames, DARK RED CRUSHED MOROCCO DOUBLURES studded around the edges with 40 small inlaid brown dots (like nails), doublures with a delicate gilt frame featuring daisy cornerpieces and leafy accents, red silk endleaves, top edge gilt. In an excellent felt-lined slipcase with morocco lip. Woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, author's portrait, illustrated title page depicting the Garden of Eden, three small illustrations in text, and 109 fine full-page woodcut illustrations of flowers, vegetables, and fruits almost certainly by Christopher Switzer, showing nearly 800 plants. Original edition: Henrey 282; Hunt 215; Nissen BBI 1489; Pritzel 6933; STC 19300. A hint of foxing and occasional faint creasing, but a very fine copy, the text clean, fresh, and especially bright, and the imaginative binding pristine. Very attractively bound in an animated binding, this is a fine facsimile of the most famous English gardening book of the 17th century, and the most beloved for its personal and endearing style. Based on the contents of the author's own gardens, this manual, of which the first three words of the curious title ("Park in the Sun") form a pun on Parkinson's name, gives us directions for creating an "Earthly Paradise." In his preface dedicated to Queen Henrietta Maria, the author argues that the first gardening experiences of mankind involved God and Adam, and our author indicates that all of Adam's descendants have been imbued with a knowledge of gardening. He describes the different plants that can flourish in the "English ayre," and their uses, and gives advice on planting and maintaining gardens of three types--the flower garden, kitchen garden, and fruit orchard. Henrey calls the book "the earliest important treatise on horticulture to be published in [England]," and observes that "part of the charm of the 'Paradisius' lies in the author's love of plants and his sensibility of their beauty, feelings strongly reflected throughout his writing. His book is of interest and value as a record of the state of horticulture in England at the beginning of the 17th century." John Parkinson (1567-1650) was a practicing apothecary with a private botanical garden at Long Acre in London when he was appointed apothecary to James I. Our binding is a good example of the more recent decorative work done by the Bayntun bindery, founded in Bath in 1894 and now the last of the great Victorian trade binderies still in family ownership. Since the stamped signature at the back here reads "Bayntun-Riviere," our volume was obviously covered after 1937, when Bayntun acquired the Riviere bindery, which had been in business since 1829; the binding probably was done within the past decade.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        SOTSIAL’DEMOKRAT: RABOCHAYA GAZETA (NO. 1-2, 6, 12-14)

      Geneva, 1904-5 - FT) Original Newspaper. 4to. Most issues are 16 pages each. In Russian. Title translates to English as, "Social Democrat: Labor Newspaper. " There were, of course, numerous publications titled "Rabochaya Gazeta; " This incarnation, published in exile in Geneva in the period leading up to the Revolution of 1905, appears to be quite scarce. CONTENTS: Klass Protiv Klassa [Class Against Class] --- Mezhdunarodnyy Sotsialisteskiy Sezd v Amsterdame [International Socialist Congress in Amsterdam] ---Politicheskaya Stachka Ital’yanskikh Rabochnikh [Politicial Strike of the Italian Workers] --- Posledniy Tsar’ [Last Tsar] --- Revolyutsionnaya Rabota v Chernomorskom Flot [Revolutionary Work in the Black Sea Float] --- Ofitsery I Soldaty v Revolyutsii [Officers and Soldiers in the Revolution] . No listings on OCLC. Pages tanned with wear along edges. Some closed tears but no loss of text. Good+ Condition. Very Rare. (RUS-11-22A)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        Autograph Letter Love Letter to Charmian. 1904. George Sterling

      1904 - LOVE LETTER TO CHARMIAN Autograph Letter to Charmian Kittredge, his future wife. Four pages, August 15, 1904 (stamped date), n.p. but likely Oakland. 6" x 9 1/4" Very good. London mentions George Sterling, Carrie Sterling, Laura Bierce, Dick Pastington, Mrs. Jim Whitaker who had gathered on his boat. Not in "Letters of Jack London." But see August 16, 1904 letter to Blanche Partington, where he makes mention of events on the 15th. London and his wife Bessie were in divorce proceedings and Jack was careful not to sign any letters to Charmian. London (1876-1916), American author, famous for his materialist novels and short stories ("The Call of the Wild," 1903; "White Fang," 1906; "Martin Eden," 1909; etc.); married Charmian Kittredge (his second wife) in 1905. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        The History of The Standard Oil Company - Two Volume Set

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co.. Hardcover. Volume One: 406 pages. Volume Two: 409 pages including index. "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. Each volume with tissue protected frontis image of J.D. Rockefeller plus numerous black and white portraits, pictures and diagrams. Top edges gilt. Clearly legible gilt lettering upon spines. Decorative title embossed upon red front board of each volume. Moderate to average wear overall. Modicum of library markings to each volume else unmarked. Crack along front hinge of Volume One. Nice copy of this most significant work. . Good. 1904. First Edition.

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        The Dainty Portfolio of English Cathedrals

      Scarborough - E. T. W. Dennis 1904 - A complete set Portfolio of English Cathedrals in original paper wraps with carbon illustrations tipped-in to front and with full page and half page illustrations tipped-in throughout . With original advertisement and catalogue inserted to volume one. In thirty-three volumes complete. A rare survivalWith historical and architectural notes by Arnold Fairbairns. Volumes on the followingcathedrals:Canterbury, Durham, York, St. Albans, Salisbury, Exeter, Peterborough, Southwark,Ely, Chester, Oxford, Bangor and St. Asaph, Lichfield, Newcastle, Worcester, St. Pauls, Lincoln, Southwell, Rochester, Hereford, Norwich,Gloucester, Chichester, Bristol, Truro, Wells, Manchester and Liverpool, Ripon, Llandaff and St. David's, Birmingham, WInchester, Carlisle & Sodor and Man, Wakefield. 'This work is intended by the Publishers to supply a long felt want in our antiquarian literature, and at the same time to provide in convenient form a souvenir of the Cathedral Churches of England and Wales. Since the great period of restoration under Sir. G. G. Scott, no finely produced series of pictures of these churches has been placed upon the market though a wonderful number of guide books have greatly increased the public appreciation of their beauties. Messrs. Dennis have aimed at giving a complete pictorial survey, and have spared no expense to make it in every way worthy of such a splendid subject. Eight pictures of each cathedral have been carefully selected and reproduced by a new carbon process, short descriptive letterpress facing each print. A general introduction to the history and architecture of each cathedral is also given. Mr. Fairbairns has personally visited every cathedral, and has aimed all through at a critical, though sympathetic, interpretation of their beauties. The notes are free from all technicalities, which so often tend to annoy the general reader. 'Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, smart but with some edgewear and occasional chipping. With some marks to boards, in particular to front of volume nine. Lifting to top layer of paper to front board volume three and rear board of volume nine. With crayon inscription to rear board of volume eleven, fifteen, eighteen, twenty-five andtwenty-six. , With slight marginalstaining to boards of volume nine, twenty-two, thirty-one and volume thirty-three. With closed tear to rear board of volume twenty-three. With occasional closed tear to spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with occasional scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IDYLLS OF THE KING

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1904. n. Hardcover. 162 x 124 mm (6 3/8 x 4 7/8"). 4 p.l., 421 pp. VERY APPEALING RED CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT AND INLAID, BY RAMAGE (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with lovely inlaid frame of citron morocco heavily tooled in gilt and with repeated black inlays of a strapwork ornament, raised bands, spine similarly gilt and inlaid, gilt titling, turn-ins delicately tooled with gilt flowers and decorative rolls, ivory-colored watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard. Preliminary blank with armorial bookplate of Annie Freeman. Minor rubbing to front joint, faint graze to lower board, a few pale spots to moiré endleaves, light foxing to first few leaves, but still an excellent copy, generally clean and fresh internally, and the handsome binding with no significant wear. This handsome Ramage binding exhibits the firm's talent for meticulous inlays, and adds an overlay of shimmering gilt work like an intricate filigree frame. Though the range of their designs is broad, Ramage bindings are celebrated for their remarkably delicate, careful, and elaborate gilt work--as can clearly be seen here. "Idylls of the King" is Tennyson's most celebrated work, inspired by the legends of King Arthur. A private printing of the first two "Idylls" appeared in 1857, and the complete set of 12 parts collected in our volume was first issued in 1889.

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        Revolutionaere Theater-Bibliothek. Mit Federzeichnungen von Paul Scheerbart.

      Gross-Lichterfelde-Berlin E. Eisselt 1904.. 1.-4. Band (von 6). 8°. 132 S., 2 n.n. Bl. Anzeigen; 96 S., 2 n.n. Bl. Anzeigen; 84 S., 2 n.n. Bl. Anzeigen; 94 S., 1 Bl. Anzeigen. Mit Zeichnungen und Vignetten des Autors. Langgenarbter glänzender Ganzlederband mit braunem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild in Blattform, exquisiten mit Goldfarben versehenen Marmorpapierbezügen auf den Innenspiegel und fliegenden Vorsätzen und Kopfgoldschnitt. Die illustrierten Originalbroschurumschläge mit eingebunden. (sign. Paul Kersten).. Raabe 260.17. - Wilpert-G. 17. - Erste Ausgabe, leider ohne die häufig fehlenden, im gleichen Jahr erswchienenen, aber erst mit Verzögerung ausgelieferten Bände 5 und 6. - So revolutionär wie erfolglos war Scheerbart als Theaterautor. Nur wenige der abgedruckten Stücke wurden jeweils auf einen Spielplan gesetzt, und wenn, dann verschwanden sie nach wenigen Aufführungen. Der Anekdote nach soll Scheerbart den Rest seiner Auflage als Heizmaterial verwendet haben. - Heft 1 mit einem schwachen durchgehenden Wasserrand am oberen und unteren Bug. Vorderumschlag des 3. Heftes mit kleinen Fehlstellen an den Ecken. Sehr gutes Exemplar der häufig sehr schlecht erhaltenen Reihe in einem brillianten brillierenden Handeinband von Paul Kersten (der den Schreibenden damit verzückt).

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        THE GOLLIWOGG IN HOLLAND

      Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1904. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Upton, Florence. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Cloth spine. Pictorial front cover. Colour illustrations. Oblong format. Board edges and spine a little worn. Neat ink writing to spine. Small, neat christmas dedication to free endpaper. Contents and boards lovely and bright! [R]

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        Human Work

      McClure, Phillips & Company, New York 1904 - VG in cloth (slight stains/rubbing to covers). 8vo [6],389pp Author's fourth and perhaps most important book; series of 17 chapters (including the introduction) on the nature of work and the nature of society, with a decidedly humanitarian and proto-feminist outlook for the era; "Published, May, 1904, N" (title page verso; the sole edition ever published). Scharnhorst #1104; Women 's Writing, pages 348-350. Exterior as noted (stains chiefly to lower cover; slight cocking to spine); slight internal browning to endpapers and edges , else a very serviceable copy of an exceptional and somewhat rare work. Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman (1860- 1935), Connecticut-born social reformer and lecturer, daughter of noted editor, author and library science pioneer Frederic Beecher Perkins; also notable for her first published book, "Women and Economics" (1898). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old West Surrey

      London: Longman, Green & Co.,, 1904. Some Notes and Memories. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, decorative title block to spine and front board, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. 330 illustrations from photographs taken by the author. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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        Deutscher Kolonial-Kalender und statistisches Handbuch 1905.

      Berlin, Deutscher Kolonial-Verlag (G. Meinecke), 1904.. Goldgeprägte Original-Leinwand, Klein-8°, 298, Seiten, 18 Seiten Werbeanhang. Schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Inhalt (Handbuch zu): Kolonialbehörden und koloniale Institute, Koloniale Erwerbsgesellschaften, Fabrikations- und Verkaufsgesellschaften, Deutsche Kolonisations-Unternehmungen in nicht-deutschen Ländern, Agitations- und Wohltätigkeitsgesellschaften, Missionen..

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        Golf for Women

      New York: The Baker & Taylor Company. (1904). First. First edition. Tall octavo. 217, [8]ads pp. Extensively illustrated from photographs of Hecker demonstrating proper form. Green cloth illustrated in gilt, white, and brown. Page edges untrimmed. A little rubbing to the white lettering at the bottom of the front board, slight wear at the edges of the untrimmed page edges, else very near fine. A compilation of articles from "Golf Magazine", Hecker was the American National Champion from 1901-1903; she won New York City's Metropolitan Golf Championship in 1900, 1901, 1905, and 1906. includes a chapter by Rhona Adair, the Irish golf champion. The first book on golf written exclusively for women. Murdoch 331; Donovan and Murdoch 20510. .

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        The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland, 3 volumes

      , London: Published by Longmans, Green and Co, , 1904 , includes Photogravures, coloured and uncoloured plates with tissue guards, collated and complete, coloured plates by Archibald Thorburn.

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        In the Closed Room

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904. - Eight Full-Page Color Plates by Jessie Willcox SmithIn the Very Scarce Original Printed Dust Jacket[SMITH, Jessie Willcox, illustrator]. BURNETT, Frances Hodgson. In the Closed Room. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904. First edition. Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 210 x 144 mm.). [ii], iv, 130 pp. Text printed in green and black throughout. Eight full-page color plates. Publishers ribbed green cloth, front cover decoratively stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A few leaves roughly opened on fore-edge. Otherwise a very fine copy in the very scarce original pale green printed dust jacket. The top 3/4 inch of the jacket spine is missing and there are a few short tears on the extremities, but overall this very rare dust jacket is in very good condition.Illustrator Jessie Willcox Smith was one of the most acclaimed of Howard Pyle’s students. She became an accomplished child-portraitist and can be counted among "the most popular and best-known artists in America" (Dalby, 38).In the Closed Room is a short story about a shy, quiet little girl (Judith) living in a big city. When her parents are offered the opportunity to take care of a house in the suburbs for the summer she meets another little girl in the house and they become playmates and they discover a locked room on the fourth floor Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy (published in 1885-6), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911).Nudelman, A20, BAL, 2100, Cotsen, 1746. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Roi des Aulnes. Ballade de Goethe et Musique de Schubert

      Paris: Editions d'Art Edouard Belletan. 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Edition limited to 214 copies. Unpaginated. Brown mottled panelled calf stamped in green on the sides, spine lettered in gold with raised bands, calf dobloures stamped in green. In a custom made decorated slipcase. Original wrappers preserved. Illustrations, decorations and initials in color by Henri Bellery Desfontaines. Sheet music printed in red and black. Leather is a bit worn along the spine but otherwise a nice, near fine copy. Text in French. ; Quarto .

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        L'Introduction Géographique à l'histoire de baghdad d'Abou bakr Ahmad ibn Thabit Al- Khatib Al-Baghdadi. (392_463 H/ 1002-1071 J.-C).

      Paris, Emile Bouillon 1904 - Collection « Bibliothèque de l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes , Fasc. 148. » .Paris, Emile Bouillon, 1904.In-8 ° de 206 pp. (en français) & Ed. Du Texte arabe à la suite. Demi chagrin marron, dos à 5 nerfs, plat marbré, 2 pièces de titre rouge et verte.(Couv. Conservés). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sarcophages antérieurs au Nouvel Empire (Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire, 28001-28126)

      SAE, Le Caire 1904 - Very rare complete set of 4 fascicles in 2 volumes. Tome I: Pages viii + 1-238, Tome II: Pages 1-207 + plates 1-57. Contemporary hard binding, worn on edges. Text inside in perfect condition without markings. First edition, 1904-1906. (Catalogue General du Musee du Caire) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Steingefässe (Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire, 18065-18793). Band I: Steingefässe. Band II: Einleitung und indices

      Imprimerie Adolf Holzhausen 1904-1907 - 1904-1907, first edition. Rare complete set, 2 volumes bound separately. Vol. I: 173 pages, 9 plates. Vol. II: 8 + 47 pages, 4 (A-B-C-D) plates. Modern black and blue hardbinding. Perfect condition. (Catalogue General du Musee du Caire) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Gasteromyceten Ungarns. Im Auftrage der Ungarischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

      Leipzig, O. Weigel, 1904. Folio. pp. 278, with 31 (23 chromolithographed) plates. Later cloth. Schliemann, 763; Stafleu & Cowan, 2943. Ladislaus Hollós (1859-1940), was Hungarian high school teacher and botanist at Kecskemét. The Hungarian edition was published in 1903. The fine large plates were drawn by the auhor. Some marginal paper damage to four leaves, library stamps on verso of plates.

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        Traité sur les Éléphants., Leurs soins habituels et leur traitement dans les maladies.

      Paris, Librairie C. Reinwald. Schleicher Freses., 1904 - XIII, 346 S. 1 Bl. Seltenes Standardwerk zu Elephanten. Wohlerhaltenes Bibliotheksexemplar mit einigen Stempeln, teilweise unaufgeschnitten. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 1500

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        Traité sur les Eléphants. Leurs soins habituels et leur traitement dans les maladies par le capitaine G.-H. Evans. Traduit de l'anglais par Jules Claine

      Librairie C. Reinwald, Schleicher Frères & Cie, Editeurs, Paris 1904 - In-4 (255 x 175 mm), bradel demi-toile verte, coins, dos lisse, tête verte, non rogné, couverture conservée (reliure d'époque). Quelques illustrations. (quelques menus défauts, mouillure sur la tête). // Quarto (255 x 175 mm), bradel green three-quarter cloth, smooth spine, top edge green, uncut, soft cover preserved (contemporary binding). Some illustrations. (some minor defects, water-stain on top edge).

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        The Theory of Business Enterprise

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1904. Octavo (200 × 135 mm). Original red ribbed cloth, blind rule border to covers, spine lettered gilt, single frame to front board in blind, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Ownership inscription to front pastedown. Spine ends slightly rubbed, a few small white stains and scuff marks to boards, mild foxing to endpapers and prelims, small spill-burn to page v, not affecting text, a few short closed tears to fore margin of p.1. Otherwise an excellent copy. First edition. The second book by the author of The Theory of the Leisure Class, this volume discusses the evolution of large business trusts and the economic impact of technological change and is "as near as he ever came to writing a conventional academic book" (Blaug).

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        Biologia Centrali-Americana: Aves. Volumes I-IV

      London, 1904. Hardcover. Used: Very Good. Published by the Authors, 1879-1904. Three text volumes and one plate volume containing 84 hand-colored lithographic plates by J.G. KEULEMANS (82) and E. NEALE (2). Royal 4to (306x242 mm). Together with the Introductory Volume (1915) by GODMAN which contains photogravures of the authors, eight colored maps, and matter of ornithological interest. The aves volumes bound in blue cloth with top edge gilt. Small stab holes to the outer margin of three titles, plate volume cocked and stitching weak. Plates bright. Introductory volume in green cloth. 'A sumptuous monograph of the birds of Central America.' -Zimmer The entire work based upon scientific surveys and explorations conducted during the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries comprised 58 volumes and treated the complete natural history of the region. An electronic version of Biologia Centrali-Americana has been produced by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The bird volumes, with the introductory volume, are rarely offered.

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        A History of English Furniture (4 Volumes Complete). With Plates in Colour by Sherley Slocombe, and Numerous Illustrations Selected and Arranged by the Author. [Includes The Age of Walnut; The Age of Oak; The Age of Mahogany; & The Age of Satinwood]

      Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd; G.P. Putnam's Sons, London & New York 1904 - 4 Volume Set dated 1904-08. FIRST EDITION. Large thick books. 243pp; 260pp; 271pp; 260pp. Full maroon buckram with gilt art nouveau illustration of a woman caressing a bull on front board with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Call marks in black ink on spine. Spines sunned. Light wear. Lenox library bookplates behind front boards. Bindings a bid weak as is usual with books this size. Endpages foxed. Lovely chromolithograph plates of English funiture. Volume I. THE AGE OF OAK. 15 full page color plates and 215 black & white photographic illustrations. Volume II THE AGE OF WALNUT. 15 full page color plates and 223 lack & white photographic illustrations. VolumeIII THE AGE OF SATINWOOD. 15 full page color plates and 243 black & white photogr. ills. Vol IV THE AGE OF MAHOGANY. 15 full page color plates and 254 black & white photogr. ills. Corners bumped. Overall in GOOD minus condition. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paris In Pen And Picture : An Illustrated Album Of The French Capital

      Paris, France: Brentano's, 1904 No Edition, Date Or Printing Stated. The Book Is Bound In Green Cloth With Embossed Gilt Lettering And Decoration On The Front And Spine. Gilt Stamped Seal Of Paris On The Front. Marbled Endpapers. All Edges Gilt. 40 Leaves Of Plates : Ill. ; 28 X 37 Cm. Statement On The Dedication Page: Dedicated By Special Permission To His Excellency General Horace Porter, Ll.D. United States Ambassador To France. 1897-1905 Written In Ink Below The Dedication. The Cover Has Moderate Edge Wear. The Text Is Cracked At The Arc De Triomphe.

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        Histoire d'un Merle Blanc

      L. Carteret, Paris 1904 - Tvo volumes (one of the plates) Tall octavo (text volume) and folio (volume of plates). the text volume is bound in full tan morocco decorated and tooled in gilt and colours, spine lettered in gilt, tooled and with raised bands, inner morocco and gilt dentelles, moirŽe silk endpapers, marbled fly-leaves, all edges gilt, the volume of plates is bound in three-quarter tan morocco, gilt-lettered spine, marbled endpapers. Both by Charles Lanoe. Illustrated by H. Giacomelli. One of 200 copies on papier velin du Marais ˆ la forme, the suite of plates is one of 30 copies. Some of the plates are signed in pencil by the engraver, L. Boisson. The first few leaves and edges foxed of the volume of plates, else a very fine set [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Colomba

      Paris: L. Conquet, 1904.

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