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        Stadtlandschaft. 53 x 53 cm, Öl auf Hartfaser.

      . . Hans Schulze (Dittersbach Schlesien 1904 - 1982 Leipzig) 1923-1929 Studium an der Staatlichen Akademie für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe Breslau bei Alexander Kanoldt, Paul Holz, Otto Mueller, Oskar Moll und Konrad von Kardorff, war Professor an der KMU in Leipzig

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz Filiale Schlo]
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        A Unique Collection of Explicit Amateur Photographs of Gay Sex, along with a wealth of related photographic evidence and theatrical regalia, circa 1900-1906

      (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). [circa 1904-1908]. A highly intriguing collection of 96 vernacular photographs, mostly real photo postcards, with seven items of regalia that provide an intimate window into the closeted homosexual activities of at least two working class men from Pennsylvania at the turn of the 19th Century, most specifically captured in 10 explicit photographs depicting sexual activity, two of which feature items of regalia that are present in the collection. Most of the photographs are 5" x 7" silver gelatin postcards; about a third are cyanotypes, several dozen of which have been hand-colored, and about ten slightly larger cabinet cards. The regalia includes a Roman-style waist apron or cingulum, decorated with sequins and beads, a steel sword with scabbard, a leather sword belt with chain hangers, a metal shield, and a medieval knight's visored helmet. Overall the photographs are near fine with some light wear and toning to the regalia from age but in remarkably well-preserved condition.Only one of the photographs, of a young girl dressed in Native American costume, is identified with a name on the back. From this evidence it has been possible to identify her father, who we believe was probably the principle photographer of most of the images, but who also appears in many of the photographs (some hand-colored) dressed in various theatrical costumes, and in regular clothing with his wife and two children, and with other family members. Census data indicates that he was a clerk, and later a bookkeeper, for a transit company in Harrisburg. There is a street view of him and fellow employee's standing in front of the transit company's doorway, in premises next door to a barber shop and bathhouse that appears prominently in several of the photographs. Another street view (of horse-drawn chaises) shows a partial image of the outdoor sign in the foreground: "Baths - Shaving Parlor," and there are a few interior views of the barber's chairs and mirrors.The photographer and a few other men, including one unidentified man who also features prominently in many photographs, were members of the Ancient Order Knights of the Mystic Chain (A.O.K.M.C.), a small splinter group of the fraternal order of The Knights of Pythias, a branch that was largely confined to central Pennsylvania. Presumably the regalia in the photographs was used for rites in the Order, but several of the same items were also used for theatrical performances.More interestingly, and of direct interest to this archive are two items that are present in the photographs; a medieval helmet used to conceal the identity of a man masturbating; and a wristband worn on the arm of a man, his face veiled, but otherwise nude except for Roman-style sandals. Three additional prints show a man, probably the photographer, partially clad in costume dress or hand-colored to conceal his identity, displaying his erection, while six additional explicit prints show two men engaging in homosexual sex. In a few of the images, the prints have been altered, in one case by smearing the emulsion itself, in order to make it look as if the person being penetrated has long hair (i.e. is a woman). In most of the explicit images, the photographer can be seen operating the camera with a remote control shutter release on a long wire.While the other less explicit photographs are interesting of themselves, taken together, the 96 photographs comprise an uncommonly rich body of evidence concerning the identity and context of what is a truly remarkable group of explicit homosexual amateur photography. These informal snapshots, taken by an amateur photographer, at a time when advances in photographic technology had just barely made it possible for amateurs both to create informal images and process their own prints at home or other private locations.The real photo postcards (none of which had been mailed, some for obvious reasons) are comprised mostly of informal snapshots: they include a few duplicate prints (in silver gelatin and cyanotype), and several variant prints of the same image that have been toned, and/or cropped in various ways, whereby the image is printed in the form of a pointed star or iron cross. Among this group are over 50 prints of the amateur photographer, his unidentified partner, and other men dressed in various theatrical costumes (ranging from medieval jesters, the Jack of Hearts, Knights, or Cavaliers), about half of these have been hand-colored. These range from one or two color highlights on the costumes, to more extensive highlighting and toning in multiple colors, especially on the sexually explicit prints, some of which have the faces masked in black, or the hair colored or made more feminine. Also included are two mounted, larger scale prints, one of the photographer and the other of his partner, that have been extensively hand-colored in multiple colors.Rounding out the collection are about 30 family photographs: most are informal portraits of several generations of family members, the photographer and his rather dour and stout wife, their two daughters, and other relatives, including a few interior views of their house (one with a large Christmas tree), and a few outdoor snapshots. Also included are four cabinet cards that display both the formal hallmarks of conventional studio portraits. Three are of the amateur photographer in elaborate white cavalier dress with his 36" sword, in two of these he is wearing a black mask. A fourth cabinet card is of an unidentified man (very likely the man's lover, who also appears in 16 of the real photo post card prints) who is dressed in an elaborate Native American costume complete with headdress, and the fifth is the aforementioned image of the daughter in Indian costume.Professional pornographic photographs were invented about ten minutes after the invention of photography, and professionally produced pornographic gay photography were not all that far behind, particularly in Europe. However, this group represents a truly remarkable series of American amateur explicit gay photographs, which had they been contemporarily revealed would have had grave legal and social repercussions. While many images are encountered or advertised in the marketplace as being of "gay interest" - mostly of effeminate-looking men, or of men being particularly affectionate with each other - explicit amateur gay sex photographs of this vintage are of exceptional rarity. This documentary collection predates by nearly half a century most of the known amateur explicit homosexual photography. A detailed list is available upon request. .

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        Works; The Complete Writings of James Russell Lowell. Edition de Luxe with Portraits, Illustrations and Facsimilies. In Sixteen Volumes. [With an Autograph Letter].

      Houghton Mifflin and Company. Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press MCMIV. "Edition limited to One Thousand Copies This is Number 14". 1904 - Sixteen volumes; size of the bindings: 6 inches x 9 in., autograph letter mounted in a paper frame, and bound in the front of the first volume, frontispiece; some of the illustrations are in both hand-colored and black & white forms. Most pages are unopened. Bound in full, red-brown, crushed morocco leather at The Riverside Press, with their stamp. Five raised bands on the spine, with gilt-lettered titling, gilt floral decorations in compartments, gilt floral borders around the covers; brown marbled endpapers, top-edges gilt, red silk bookmarker ribbons bound in. Some of the cover corners, edges show light rubbing, else, a fine, lower-numbered set in the full leather binding with color plates, and the autograph letter, written in both English and Spanish, and both written and initialed by James Russell Lowell. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the front paste-downs. Partial contents of the letter, written of both sides of a sheet of black-edged note-paper, with printed address: Deerfoot Farm, Southborough, Mass., U.S.A. 25th Oct. 1885. Dear Charles, In our hurry at parting I have a blot in my memory as to whether I was to tell the Capellan that you didn't know Bandelier's address or that you didn't. I think it was didn't. So I have written my note accordingly-but add another form which will answer the other contingently. Cambridge, el 29 de Octobre 1885 Reverendo y muy Senor mio, tengo el gusto de acusas scribo de grata del 12 corriente [-] noticias de estimable Senor Bandelier [and this continues in several other lines in Spanish] To give the address, add after the first sentence (ending with "Bandelier". Las ultimas que tengo del son estas (here the address) y creo que una carta asi dirigida la alcanzeria. I have told him in the first version that if you learned the address you would send it him, so I return his letter sure that you won't mislay & forget it as I would. Love to all. Always affectionately J.R.L. [James Russell Lowell] This letter is not published in the three volumes of Lowell's Letters (Volumes 14-16) in this set. Approximate weight: 48 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Complete Writings

      Cambridge, Printed at The Riverside Press,, 1904. With portraits illustrations and facsimiles. 16 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Riverside Press in green half morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines, raised bands, green cloth boards and end papers, top edges gilt. With illustrations. Spines uniformly faded to tan, a handsome set in excellent condition. Edition de luxe. With the author's signature tipped in to the binder's front blank.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LES BIBLIOPHILES, LES COLLECTIONNEURS ET LES IMPRIMEURS DE L'AUDE. Ouvrage illustré de soixante-dix gravures, têtes de chapitre, lettrines, culs de lampe en xylogravure.

      1904 - Paris, Henri Leclerc, 1904. In-quarto (210 X 261) demi-basane framboise, dos lisse, auteur et titre dorés, intiales «M S » en queue, (reliure de l'époque) ; 293 pages, (1) page d'errata. Infimes frottements à la reliure. ÉDITION ORIGINALE au tirage limité à 150 EXEMPLAIRES (n°94). Nombreuses reproductions dans le texte. AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE, au corps d'ouvrage en BEL ÉTAT. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Archaic objects (Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire, 10001-10869)

      SAE 1904-1905 - 1904-1905, first edition. Very rare complete set, 2 volumes bound together. Vol. I: 5 + 328 pages. Vol. II: 66 plates. Light blue cloth. Perfect condition with no markings. (Catalogue General du Musee du Caire) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        The Alps.

      Black, Adam and Charles, London. 1904 - ACL. La pubblicazione offre una panoramica generale sulle Alpi ed è magistralmente illustrata da A.D. Mc. Cormick. Qui è presentata nella veste di lusso in quarto ad ampi margini, con raffinati motivi policromi ai piatti e al dorso. Edizione di pregio di grande fascino. Esemplare n. 282 di 300. Formato: X, 294 p., [70] c. di tav., 28 cm, tela. Buono.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        A Unique Collection of Explicit Amateur Photographs of Gay Sex, along with a wealth of related photographic evidence and theatrical regalia, circa 1900-1906

      (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). [circa 1904-1908]. A highly intriguing collection of 96 vernacular photographs, mostly real photo postcards, with seven items of regalia that provide an intimate window into the closeted homosexual activities of at least two working class men from Pennsylvania at the turn of the 19th Century, most specifically captured in 10 explicit photographs depicting sexual activity, two of which feature items of regalia that are present in the collection. Most of the photographs are 5" x 7" silver gelatin postcards; about a third are cyanotypes, several dozen of which have been hand-colored, and about ten slightly larger cabinet cards. The regalia includes a Roman-style waist apron or cingulum, decorated with sequins and beads, a steel sword with scabbard, a leather sword belt with chain hangers, a metal shield, and a medieval knight's visored helmet. Overall the photographs are near fine with some light wear and toning to the regalia from age but in remarkably well-preserved condition.Only one of the photographs, of a young girl dressed in Native American costume, is identified with a name on the back. From this evidence it has been possible to identify her father, who we believe was probably the principle photographer of most of the images, but who also appears in many of the photographs (some hand-colored) dressed in various theatrical costumes, and in regular clothing with his wife and two children, and with other family members. Census data indicates that he was a clerk, and later a bookkeeper, for a transit company in Harrisburg. There is a street view of him and fellow employee's standing in front of the transit company's doorway, in premises next door to a barber shop and bathhouse that appears prominently in several of the photographs. Another street view (of horse-drawn chaises) shows a partial image of the outdoor sign in the foreground: "Baths - Shaving Parlor," and there are a few interior views of the barber's chairs and mirrors.The photographer and a few other men, including one unidentified man who also features prominently in many photographs, were members of the Ancient Order Knights of the Mystic Chain (A.O.K.M.C.), a small splinter group of the fraternal order of The Knights of Pythias, a branch that was largely confined to central Pennsylvania. Presumably the regalia in the photographs was used for rites in the Order, but several of the same items were also used for theatrical performances.More interestingly, and of direct interest to this archive are two items that are present in the photographs; a medieval helmet used to conceal the identity of a man masturbating; and a wristband worn on the arm of a man, his face veiled, but otherwise nude except for Roman-style sandals. Three additional prints show a man, probably the photographer, partially clad in costume dress or hand-colored to conceal his identity, displaying his erection, while six additional explicit prints show two men engaging in homosexual sex. In a few of the images, the prints have been altered, in one case by smearing the emulsion itself, in order to make it look as if the person being penetrated has long hair (i.e. is a woman). In most of the explicit images, the photographer can be seen operating the camera with a remote control shutter release on a long wire.While the other less explicit photographs are interesting of themselves, taken together, the 96 photographs comprise an uncommonly rich body of evidence concerning the identity and context of what is a truly remarkable group of explicit homosexual amateur photography. These informal snapshots, taken by an amateur photographer, at a time when advances in photographic technology had just barely made it possible for amateurs both to create informal images and process their own prints at home or other private locations.The real photo postcards (none of which had been mailed, some for obvious reasons) are comprised mostly of informal snapshots: they include a few duplicate prints (in silver gelatin and cyanotype), and several variant prints of the same image that have been toned, and/or cropped in various ways, whereby the image is printed in the form of a pointed star or iron cross. Among this group are over 50 prints of the amateur photographer, his unidentified partner, and other men dressed in various theatrical costumes (ranging from medieval jesters, the Jack of Hearts, Knights, or Cavaliers), about half of these have been hand-colored. These range from one or two color highlights on the costumes, to more extensive highlighting and toning in multiple colors, especially on the sexually explicit prints, some of which have the faces masked in black, or the hair colored or made more feminine. Also included are two mounted, larger scale prints, one of the photographer and the other of his partner, that have been extensively hand-colored in multiple colors.Rounding out the collection are about 30 family photographs: most are informal portraits of several generations of family members, the photographer and his rather dour and stout wife, their two daughters, and other relatives, including a few interior views of their house (one with a large Christmas tree), and a few outdoor snapshots. Also included are four cabinet cards that display both the formal hallmarks of conventional studio portraits. Three are of the amateur photographer in elaborate white cavalier dress with his 36" sword, in two of these he is wearing a black mask. A fourth cabinet card is of an unidentified man (very likely the man's lover, who also appears in 16 of the real photo post card prints) who is dressed in an elaborate Native American costume complete with headdress, and the fifth is the aforementioned image of the daughter in Indian costume.Professional pornographic photographs were invented about ten minutes after the invention of photography, and professionally produced pornographic gay photography were not all that far behind, particularly in Europe. However, this group represents a truly remarkable series of American amateur explicit gay photographs, which had they been contemporarily revealed would have had grave legal and social repercussions. While many images are encountered or advertised in the marketplace as being of "gay interest" - mostly of effeminate-looking men, or of men being particularly affectionate with each other - explicit amateur gay sex photographs of this vintage are of exceptional rarity. This documentary collection predates by nearly half a century most of the known amateur explicit homosexual photography. A detailed list is available upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Face of the Night; a second series of poems for pictures

      John MacQueen, 1904 - Spine and edge of upper cover somewhat sunned, some foxing, but a nice copy. Very scarce Harvey A12 One of the scarcest of Ford’s works. He wrote in the Crosby Gaige copy: "I have never expected to see a copy of this volume again. It must be very rare. It did not sell more than seventeen copies when the firm of publishers failed." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Heraldisch-Genealogische Blätter für adelige und bürgerliche Geschlechter. Monatsschrift zur Pflege der Heraldik, Genealogie, Sphragistik, Epitaphik, Diplomatik, Numismatik und Kulturgeschichte herausgegeben von Prof. L. Ölenheinz und H. Th. Von Kohlhagen. I. bis VII. Jahrgang. 1904-1910. 7 Bände (komplett).

      Kommissionsverlag und Druck der Handels-Druckerei,, Bamberg, 1904 - Bamberg, Kommissionsverlag und Druck der Handels-Druckerei, 1904. 4°. ca. 1400 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. 1. Auflage. Mit zahlreichen teils farbigen Abbildungen, Beilagen. Band 7 mit auf Vorsatz eingeklebtem Inhaltsverzeichnis. Einbände wenig berieben, Kapitale teils mit kleinen Einrissen, Band 1 mit Einriss in der Außenfalz. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Halblederbände der Zeit. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Under the Hill and Other Essays in Prose and Verse.

      John Lane Publisher; The Bodley Head, London & New York 1904 - With Illustrations by the Author. 4to, publisher’s blue gilt cloth. First edition. Some minor bumping at extremities; a very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey H. Marks, Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The History Of Portrait Miniatures

      George Bell & Sons, London 1904 - 214 & 211 pages. Folio, 39 x 30 cm. 104 plates with lettered tissue guards, most plates with multiple images. Index of Artists Whose Works are Illustrated. Limited edition, one of 520 copies printed at the Chiswick Press. ARNTZEN/RAINWATER M27. "A standard work on portrait miniatures. Covers the period 1531-1860." Compiles a comprehensive account of the art of miniature portrait painting as exhibited in the great collections of England and the Continent with narrative history of the chief exponents of the art. Interior contents -- text and plates -- clean and bright, modest extremity rubbing, backstrips chipped head and foot, covers and spines elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt. Orig. decorated green cloth. Teg. Very good. 2 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Théâtre. L'Enchantement. Maman Colibri.

      - Edition originale P., Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1904.in8, 1/2 chagrin havane époque à coins, dos lisse orné, tête dorée, couverture conservée, 352pp. Edition originale.Un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, imprimé pour A. Tarride (le tirage en grand papier fut limité à 5 Hollande et 4 Japon).Très bel envoi d'Henry Bataille à l'acteur Abel Tarride"Second exemplaire, de luxe comme son talent, comme l'âme de "Georges" et de "Jeannine", son reconnaissant."Abel Tarride était, dans le rôle de Georges Dessandes, le principal acteur de "L'Enchantement" lors de sa création à l'Odéon le 4 mai 1900. Il fut surtout le premier à interpréter le commissaire Maigret à l'écran (Le Chien Jaune 1932).Poète et dramaturge méconnu, Henry Bataille (1872-1922) eut un grand succès au début du XXe siècle.Dans les "Chroniques du Bel Canto", Aragon écrivait: "Henry Bataille est avec Baudelaire et Desbordes-Valmore l'un des hommes qui ont écrit les plus beaux vers français".Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GODON]
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        REVUE DE LA JEUNESSE CATHOLIQUE, ORGANE DE L'ASSOCIATION CATHOLIQUE DE LA JEUNESSE FRANCAISE, DE L'ANNEE I (N°1, JAN. 1891) A L'ANNE XIV (AOUT-DEC. 1905)

      Association Catholique de la Jeunesse Française 1904 - RO40091285: 10 ouvrages complets d'env. 500-600 pages chacun, 5 fascicules brochés d'env. 100 pages chacun, et 3 ouvrages incomplets (1902, 1903, 1904). Etiquettes annotées sur les dos. Année 10: dos abîmé et 1er plat détaché. Années 1901-1904: ouvrages aux couvertures abîmées et incomplets pour 1902-1904. 1re année, 1891, n°1-6 (manque le n°2). 2e année, 1892, fév.-déc. 1892 (manque le n°1). 3e année, 1893. 4e année, 1894. 5e année, 1895. 6e année, 1896. 7e année, 1897. 8e année, 1898 (539 pages). 9e année, 1899 (1260 pages). 10e année, Juin 1900, n°6. 11e année, 1901 (884 pages, avec éléments détachés). 11e année, Nov.-Déc. 1901, N°11, N°12. 12e année, Jan.-Fév. 1902, N°1, N°2. 12e année, Mai 1902, N°2 (paginé de 298 à 367). 13e année, Jan.-Fév. 1903 (168 pages). 14e année, Août-Déc. 1904 (paginé de 522 à 784). In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 248-Vie chrétienne et méditations [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Green Mansions

      Duckworth 1904 - First Edition, First Printing in the FIRST ISSUE BINDING, without publisher's stamped device on rear cover. A magnificent copy. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy seldom seen in this nice condition housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relaci?n de los Obispados de Tlaxcala, Michoac?n, Oaxaca y Otros Lugares en el Siglo XVI

      Mexico City: Luis Garcia Pimentel, 1904 109 pages. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/2") rebound in attractive half leather with gilt stamping to spine and marbled boards. Manuscript material from the collection of Joaquin Garcia Icazbalecta. 1st edition.Luis Garcia Pimentel took over his father collection upon his death. How many volumes of manuscripts his library contained cannot be said with any degree of certainty. All we know is that at the end of his life his library was one of the finest and richest of private collection in Mexico. A typewritten list prepared in 1937 by his grandson, Juoaquin, shows that the collection contained at least eighty-seven volumes of manuscripts, only sixty-nine of which were listed by Federico Gomez de Orozco in his catalog in 1927. His son Garcia Pimentel picked up where his father left off, and continued publishing material from the collection. He began anther series of volumes Documentos Historicos de Mejico of which this is volume II in the series on the relationships between the bishoprics of Tlaxcala, Michoacan, Oaxaca and other locations from the original manuscripts.Condition:Rebound with original wrappers bound in. Original wrappers repaired with new backing laid on else a very good to fine copy of a scarce item.

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        Relación de los Obispados de Tlaxcala, Michoacán, Oaxaca y Otros Lugares en el Siglo XVI

      Luis Garcia Pimentel, Mexico City 1904 - 109 pages. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/2") rebound in attractive half leather with gilt stamping to spine and marbled boards. Manuscript material from the collection of Joaquin Garcia Icazbalecta. 1st edition. Luis Garcia Pimentel took over his father collection upon his death. How many volumes of manuscripts his library contained cannot be said with any degree of certainty. All we know is that at the end of his life his library was one of the finest and richest of private collection in Mexico. A typewritten list prepared in 1937 by his grandson, Juoaquin, shows that the collection contained at least eighty-seven volumes of manuscripts, only sixty-nine of which were listed by Federico Gomez de Orozco in his catalog in 1927. His son Garcia Pimentel picked up where his father left off, and continued publishing material from the collection. He began anther series of volumes Documentos Historicos de Mejico of which this is volume II in the series on the relationships between the bishoprics of Tlaxcala, Michoacan, Oaxaca and other locations from the original manuscripts. Condition: Rebound with original wrappers bound in. Original wrappers repaired with new backing laid on else a very good to fine copy of a scarce item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre lithographié de Honoré Daumier

      Orrouy, Oise, France: Chez Hazard, 1904. 4to. 841 pp. Number 328 of 800 copies printed. Nicely rebound in brown quarter cloth and marbled boards. Near fine.

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        En Corée. Esquisse historique, la cour impériale, les factions du palais, agriculture et commerce, ports à traités, l’action étrangère, intérêts russes et japonais, la femme en Corée, la vie monacale bouddhique. Traduit de l’anglais par L. Bazalgette. Ouvrage accompagné de deux cartes et abondamment illustré d’après des documents photographiques.

      Paris, Juven, s. d., 1904 - pt in-4° ; (2)-374 pp., demi-chagrin marron, dos lisse, titre or, filets dorés, rel. de l'époque, bel exemplaire. First edition. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commander Yamanaka The Chief Gunner of "Fuji".fighting bravely at Port Arthur.

      Meiji 37. 1904. - Color woodblock triptych, 14 1/4 x 28 inches on sheet size (three joined sheets) 14 3/4 x 28 1/2 inches. Short tears in left margin which has been folded back; tiny chip at centre of upper margin; a few very light vertical creases, overall good, clean condition. Dynamic battle scene by Migita Toshihide.

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        L'Ermitage - Revue artistique et littéraire. Année complète 1904.

      Bureaux de la Revue 1904 - - Bureaux de la Revue, Paris 1904, 11,5x18,5cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Edition originale.Reliure de l'éditeur à la bradel en demi percaline verte foncée, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit fer doré et double filet doré en queue.Douze numéros de janvier à décembre 1904. Couvertures conservées.Chaque numéro est illustré d'une xylographie.Contributions littéraires de Henri Ghéon, Paul Gauguin ("Lettre"), Francis Jammes, Walt Whitman, René Boylesve, André Gide ("De l'évolution du théâtre, conférence", "De Biskra à Touggourth", "De l'importance du public", "La querelle du peuplier"), Rémy de Gourmont ("Des pas sur le sable"), etc.Publication fondée en 1890 par Henri Mazel, l'Ermitage est une revue mensuelle appartenant à la première vague des petites revues symbolistes. Dans les années 1895, la revue entre en déclin, et son nouveau directeur, Edouard Ducoté, fait appel à André Gide. L'équipe de rédaction est alors réduite à douze collaborateurs réguliers, amis de Gide. Après de multiples difficultés et tentatives de remaniement de l'équipe rédactionnelle (Remy de Gourmont y fera un passage et y contribuera également financièrement en 1905), l'Ermitage rend son dernier soupir en 1906. L'Ermitage parvient à se détacher d'autres revues importantes de l'époque comme le Mercure de France ou la Revue blanche car elle se revendique éclectique et apolitique ; sur sa couverture, on peut d'ailleurs lire que c'est "la seule Revue qui ne s'occupe ni de politique ni de sociologie [mais] qui traite uniquement de littérature et d'art." Ses petites illustrations sont de style art nouveau, et, fidèle à son état d'esprit symboliste, ses collaborateurs s'intéressent davantage à la poésie qu'au roman. Tiphaine Samoyault, critique littéraire française, estime que l'Ermitage exprime une transition à cheval sur l'esthétisme fin de siècle et la poésie d'avant-garde des années 1910. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der blau-rote Methusalem.

      Stuttgart/ Berlin/ Leipzig, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft (1904);. 4. Aufl.; ca 22x15 cm; (6) 546 Seiten mit 1 farbigen Titelbild und 16 Tondruckbildern auf Tafeln; farbig illustr. Originalleinwandeinband (Einband minimal bestoßen und geringfügig berieben, 2 Blätter mit leichtem Gelbfleck; sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung); 4. Aufl.;. Plaul 236.4; DB: 15.

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        The Complete Writings, Edition de Luxe, with the addition of 16 hand-coloured plates. 16 volumes complete.

      Cambridge; printed at the Riverside Press for Houghton Mifflin & Co 1904 - Sixteen volumes, 8vo, all volumes have tissue-guarded frontispieces (2 duplicates hand-coloured), 67 tissue-guarded plates (14 duplicates hand-coloured), contemporary green half crushed morocco, raised bands with pinhead decoration, the compartments panelled with delightful floral decoration, numbered and lettered direct in two compartments, marbled boards, top edge gilt the other edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Dr. Samuel L. Siegler on front pastedowns. Number 189 of 1,000 sets. ALS tipped in on front free endpaper from AUTHOR on Legation of the United Sates, London, notepaper to the Rev. Dr. Collier: 'My dear Sir, / I have no desire to / notice what anybody may choose / to say of me, nor to have it / done for me by others! / With many thanks, / faithfully yours, J.R. Lowell' Spines faded to a uniform mid-brown; corner tips rubbed; a near fine set of this splendidly produced and bound library edition. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

      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.

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        Signed Photo 1975

      - The great Russian-American violinist (1904-1992), was a student of Stoliarsky and Auer. He played with Horowitz and Piatigorsky in sonatas and trios. He had one of the longest, most distinguished careers of any violinist, and is considered by many to be in a class with Heifetz. He is shown head and shoulders, playing the violin. Inscribed and signed ÒN. MilsteinÓ followed by the place and date. (5 3/4 x 4 1/8 inches) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Works

      Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company,, [1904]. 22 volumes, octavo (210 × 138 mm). Finely bound in contemporary blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, boards and turn-ins ornately decorated, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Each volume with hand-coloured frontispiece, photogravures with captioned tissues and maps. Endpapers partially toned, spines just a touch faded otherwise in excellent condition. A fine binding. The Aztec edition, limited to 250 numbered sets. A stunning set beautifully bound and well illustrated. Includes his History of the Conquest of Mexico, History of Ferdinand and Isabella, History of the Conquest of Peru, History of the Reign of Philip the Second, plus his biographical and critical miscellanies.

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        GREEN MANSIONS

      Duckworth 1904 - First edition, first issue binding without the publisher's device on the rear board. Original green cloth titled in gilt. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to John Galsworthy. A near fine copy with very minor fading to the spine and slight foxing to the endpapers. A highly significant presentation copy of Hudson's best known and most reprinted novel. Galsworthy was instrumental in getting Green Mansions published in America thus furthering its popularity. In spite of some success in Britain, no American edition of Green Mansions had been forthcoming, but in 1916 at Galsworthy's urging, Knopf published an edition with an introduction by Galsworthy in which he said of Hudson, "His work is a vision of natural beauty and of human life as it might be, quickened and sweetened by the sun and the wind and the rain, and by fellowship with all the other forms of life--the truest vision now being given to us, who are more in want of it than any generation has ever been. A very great writer; and--to my thinking--the most valuable our age possesses." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The BOSUN And The BOB - TAILED COMET

      London:: Elkin Mathews,. [1904].. 12mo. 7" x 4-1/2" 1st edition. Unpaginated, though 24 pp. Last 4 pages adverts, 2 with woodblock cuts.. Printed stiff-stock blue paper wrappers, sewn.. Age toning to extremities. Quarter-round stain to lower portion of. rear wrapper. Foxing. PO pencil notes to ffep. Withal, a VG copy. of a somewhat uncommon children's book.. Illustrated by Yeats in 18 b/w woodblock prints.

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        The autobiography of a stage coachman.

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Thrubner & Co, 1904 - 2 vols. 253 + 250pp + 43 colour plates. 1st ltd. ed. of 500 copies. Fine in old Bayntun half morocco binding, all edges gilt. Very fine hand coloured aquatint plates after paintings by Pollard, Cooper Henderson, Rowlandson and Alken, etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOSTROMO A Tale of the Seaboard.

      London; New York.Harper & Brothers. 1904 - [1], 2-480pp. Original cloth gilt. Octavo. First edition. First issue with page 187 numbered as 871. Extremities a trifle bumped and showing some wear; lower outer corner showing some crease lines with a fracture line showing through on the front fixed endpaper; small wear hole in the lower spine edge; else a very good copy.Wise 15. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Autobiography of a Stage Coachman.

      . 2 vols. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. 1904. With 41 engr. plates after Rowlandson, Alken and others, of which 41 are handcoloured. XVI + 253; XII + 250 pp. Publisher's red half cloth with gilt stage coach on front boards (slightly faded). Old name on titlepage. * The titlepage mistakenly mentions 43 plates, but the contents lists mentions 20 plates in volume 1 and 22 in volume 2. Plate 18 in vol. 2 showing a portrait of Henry Villbois, Esq., uncoloured. Limited to 500 copies..

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        La Imprenta en Lima (1584-1824)

      Santiago: House of Medina, 1904-1907 4 volumes: xcviii+487 pages with numerous facsimile title pages and index; 609 pages with facsimile title pages and index; 582 pages with facsimile title pages ad index; 402 pages with index. Quarto (12" x 8 1/2") rebound in brown cloth and black uniform labels in gilt lettering and original wrappers bound in. 1st edition.Includes over 4000 titles with many title pages and wood-cuts reproduced, arranged in chronological order. He goes into great detail about virtually every book. Introduction deals with the individual printers and printing houses.Jose Toribio Medina was born on October 21, 1852, in Santiago, Chile. His father was a judge, Jose of the Medina Pillar, and his mother, Mariana Zavala, was of Basque ancestry. When he was three years old, Medina's father was named judge of Talca. There Medina attended a private school called Santiago. In 1860 the family was transferred to Valparaiso, but just two years later Medina's father became a quadriplegic when he was only 33 years old. Medina's father was sent to live in Santiago, and his mother was given a government pension on which to live and support the family. In 1865 Medina entered the National Institute and graduated in 1869, awarded with prizes in Latin and literature. Medina received an appointment as secretary of the Chilean legation to Lima, Peru, the same year he graduated law school. While in Lima he discovered the remarkable National Library under the guidance of its director, Francisco de Paula Rodriguez Vigil. Medina was not partial to diplomatic work, though it enabled him to travel and to saturate himself in the work he came to love as an investigator into the history of Chile through its volumes of documents. By 1875 he published his first volume of documentary history, a 17th century manuscript, Memories of the Kingdom of Chile and Don Francisco Meneses, written by Friar Juan de Jesus Maria. His travel became increasingly frequent, both to Europe and to the United States, digging through archives and searching to fill his bibliographies. In 1877 he published a 1,300-page volume titled History of the Colonial Literature of Chile. He went on to publish numerous bibliographies of works printed in the colonial period through out Latin America.Condition:Some pages age darkened else a very good set.

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        Certains" peintres, sculpteurs, graveurs, architectes.

      1904 - Paris, Chez Barbazanges, 1904, in-12, en feuilles, sous couverture imprimée. Rare catalogue d'exposition publié à trente exemplaires et illustré de 25 planches hors-texte dont 17 bois gravés et 8 eaux-fortes originales. Citons parmi les artites participants : Camille, Georges, Jacques et Marcel BELTRAND, Jean-René CARRIERE, CHATAIGNERAY, Georges DECOTE, DEJEAN, Ch. DUFRESNE, Jean FRELAUT, GARAS (François), GERARD (Paul), GERMAIN (Jules), A.-J. HALOU, E. HERSCHER, Ch. IMBERT, Eugène LAGARE, A. LE PETIT, Marc LAUGHLAN, Albert MARQUE, A.-H. MAURER, A. de NIEDERHAUSERN-RODO, PERRICHON, PRUNIER, Jane POUPLET, Gaston et Lucien SCHNEGG, SUNYER, VOULOT. Ce catalogue a été ornementé par Jacques BELTRAND. Petites usures, infimes déchirures et salissures. Livres

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        King Alphonso XIII of Spain writes a letter of State announcing the death of his grandmother Queen Isabel II

      Printed Document Signed, "Alfonso", King of Spain, 1p, 9.5" x 14", April 29, 1904, Malaga, Spain, being an announcement by King Alphonso XIII of Spain upon the death of his grandmother, Queen Isabel II of Spain. His father, Alfonso XII, died of phthisis, otherwise known as tuberculosis. Alphonso XII's biological paternity is uncertain, though his legal paternity is not: his mother was married to her homosexual cousin Maria Fernando Francisco de Asis, eldest son of the duke of Cadiz, at the time of Alfonso's conception and birth. Alfonso's biological father is said to have been Enrique Puig y Moltó, a captain of the guard. When Queen Isabella and her husband were forced to leave Spain by the revolution of 1868, Alfonso XII accompanied them to Paris, and from there he was sent to the Theresianum at Vienna to continue his studies. On June 25, 1870 he was recalled to Paris, where his mother abdicated in his favour, in the presence of a number of Spanish nobles who had followed the fortunes of th

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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.

      Selbstverlag,, Wien, 1904 - 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. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chansons de l'ancienne France. Imagées par W. Graham Robertson.

      Paris, Pour les Bibliophiles indépendants. Chez H. Floury, Boulevard des Capucines, 15 novembre 1904. - In-4 (24,5 x 35 de hauteur), demi-chagrin bleu nuit, 5 nerfs au dos, belle couverture en couleurs conservée. (coiffe supérieure avec manque, deux coins émoussés). Edition originale. Tirage unique à 150 exemplaires numérotés sur papier à la forme d'Arches par les soins et sous la direction d'OCTAVE UZANNE Pour les Bibliophiles indépendants. N° 3. Bel exemplaire. Deux pages avec fortes rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of the Spur

      The Connoisseur (Otto Limited) 1904 - 8 1/2" X 11", 81pgs + 47plates. While in very good condition, there are traces of mildew on several pages with text, not on the plates. The covers show its age and one third of the outside back cover is slightly discolored, probably by humidity. The binding is strong and sturdy. There are no writings of any kind, no tears and no pages stuck together. Overall a nice and rare book to own. See picture. B-27 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRATTATO di PATOLOGIA E TERAPIA CHIRURGICA . Generale e Speciale . 4 Volumes

      - Roma . Milano . Societa Editrice Dante Alighieri di Albrighi Segati . 1904 - 1906 . 2 Edizione accuratamente Riveduta . ( Prima edizione in tre volumi , 1895 - 1898 ) . 4 volumes in-4 , 18 x 25 cm , reliure demi parchemin ivoire à coins à ,la Bradel , pieces de titre cuir bordeaux . Tome I : VIII + 583 pages avec 121 gravures in texte + 1 planche / Tome II : XI + 742 pages avec 147 gravures in texte / Tome III : XI + 424 pages avec 424 gravures in texte / Tome IV : XIII + 768 pages avec 60 gravures in texte . Petits manques sur 2 pieces de titre , accroc sur le dernier plat et dos du tome III , sinon TRES BON ETAT . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Yearbook of the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) Angus Athletic Association (C.P.R.A.A.A.A.) 1912

      Montreal, Quebec: The Canadian Pacific Railway. Hardcover. Approximately 268 pages. In 1904 the C.P.R. built its vast Angus Shops machine works at Montreal. In its prime, Angus Shops was North America's largest industrial complex, aside from the Baldwin Locomotive Shops of Philadelphia. In 1908 this facility was hit with a six month strike. The Angus Athletic Association was formed the next year, presumably to ease tensions. First 50 pages comprise the yearbook proper, providing a thorough overview of the Association with excellent photos of its many sports teams. The following 108 pages are made up of alternating pages of portraits of VIPs and wonderful contemporary advertisements by companies doing business with the C.P.R. The remaining 110 pages consist primarily of more advertisements interspersed with some lovely portraits of Canadian geographical features and buildings of note, such as the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. The black boards are adorned with gilt lettering front and back. In fact, the back board is devoted to a C.P.R. advertisement entitled "Get Your Canadian Home From The Canadian Pacific", the text of which explains how the railway is offering agricultural lands along its lines from Manitoba through British Columbia, as well as 'town lots in all growing towns.' The wonderful advertisements in the book are too many to list but highlights include: an illustrated full-page by J.L. Skene Co. Contractors who proudly display a portrait of their recently completed Empress Hotel; a full page illustrated by the Calgary Brewing & Malting Col, Ltd.; a full-page by The Canadian Bridge Company with features a breath-taking black and white photograph of the magnificent Belly River Bridge under construction (this bridge is better known as either the Lethbridge Viaduct or the High Level Bridge at Lethbridge). Average wear. Short openings at front hinge, moreso at back hinge. Inkstamp of the W.A. Jameson Coffee Co. of Victoria, B.C., dated 1912, atop front free endpaper. Prior owner's name in tiny ink letters upon title page. No other markings. Pleasing condition for an item of this vintage. This rare and unique work will appeal to both serious students of C.P.R. history and those interested in the profusion of excellent contemporary advertisements from firms across the land. . Good. 1912. First Edition.

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        FRAGMENT D'HISTOIRE FUTURE

      Lyon: A. Storck & Cie, Imprimeurs-Editeurs,. 1904. 12mo, pp. [1-4] [1-5] 6 [7] 8-138 [139] [140: blank] [141: printer's imprint] [142: blank],. original cream wrappers printed in red and black, all edges untrimmed.. Shallow chip from crown of spine panel, some soiling and darkening to. wrappers, a very good copy. Rare. (#9369). First edition. Catastrophe novel set in the future. The sun is cooling and humanity moves underground to survive, creating a new world and a new society. The novel "depicts first a world society on the surface of the earth, then, with the exhaustion of the sun's energy, a sanitary underground utopia. The author seems to evince satirical doubts about the value of the latter as a model for human conduct." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1201. "Worth reading, especially for the fluent, well-imagined ideal society of the thirty-first century." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2156. Published in English in 1905 as UNDERGROUND MAN with introduction by H. G. Wells. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-145; (1981) 1-157; (1987) 1-90; and (1995) 1-90. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1086 (in addition to this 1904 edition, Negley records [at BN only] a 52-page Paris 1896 edition. This is an offprint of the original version printed in REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE SOCIOLOGIE, not an earlier publication in book form). Versins, Encyclopédie de l'Utopie, des Voyages Extraordinaires, et de la Science Fiction, pp. 859-60.

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        [Forestry] A chromolithographed and manuscript charter for the Toledo, Ohio, branch or 'court' of the Order of Independent Foresters

      Toronto: Toronto Lithographing Co. Ltd, 1904. A very fine example of the chromolithographer's art. This exuberant example of turn-of-the-20th-century design, incorporating many symbolic elements - some of a general nature (personifications of Liberty, Justice, Benevolence and Truth), others of a more specific nature - the moose's head, the horn, bow and arrows, etc. This is a relatively early example of an Independent Order of Foresters charter - the Order originated in New Jersey in 1874 as a mutual benefit society. Currently, the majority of its over one million members are from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The charter is largely lithographic - only the date, the fourteen names of the 'First Staff of Officers' and details of the name and location of the Toledo 'court' are in manuscript. Lithographed and manuscript text within elaborate chromolithographic surround. Overall toning, some expert small repaired tears.

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        Reaping for Another: A Realistic Page in Life [cover title]: Six Years in the Penitentiary

      Toledo: Hines Publishing Company. 1904. First. First edition. Publisher's green cloth titled in black. 109pp. A small stain on the front endpapers, else near fine, likely issued without jacket. Account by a reporter of the murder trial of a prominent citizen from Danbury, Illinois. All of the participants have been supplied with aliases. OCLC locates no copies. .

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York: Century. 1904. First. First edition. Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. Nineteen of the original twenty-six Parrish illustrations have been neatly excised, a bit cocked and some wear to the spinal extremities, otherwise a sound, very good copy. Illustrator Maxfield Parrish's own copy, Signed by him in his beautiful and idiosyncratic hand on the front fly: "Maxfield Parrish: from The Century Company: 1904." Beneath this is an unsigned note by the artist's son, Maxfield Parrish, Jr.: "Unfortunately dad cut out many of the colored prints of the best villas from this book." It was Parrish's custom to remove most of the prints from his copies of his books to be pasted into a "master" scrapbook, and such was the fate of this volume. Included with this volume is a copy of the second edition of this title, with all of the plates removed by the artist. .

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        ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS

      New York John Lane: The Bodley Head 1904 - First edition and First Issue. A COPY WITH SUPERB PROVENANCE and especially so as regards its association with garden design and garden ornament, This copy was owned by and comes from the home of Nancy Lancaster and her husband, Arthur Ronald Lambert Field Tree. Lancaster has been called "the most influential English gardener since Gertrude Jekyll." Profusely illustrated with 52 illustrations, 27 of which are colourplates or half tones by Maxfield Parrish, the rest being photographs and drawings by E. Denison, Malcolm Fraser and C. A. Vanderhof. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original dark forest green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt on the spine, cover design by Decorative Designers with elaborate pictorial decorations after Maxfield Parrish in an all over design, upper cover stamped in gilt and blocked in light green, blue, purple, gilt and rust, showing a villa garden. 270 pp. A fine copy with only light evidence of age or use, an uncommonly bright and appealing copy, internally clean and fresh, firm and solid, the binding with only minor evidence of age, the gilt bright and the colours unfaded. SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE AND A COPY WITH VERY FINE PROVENANCE. One of the most well written books on Italian garden design. The combination of Wharton’s liquid descriptions and Parrish’s romantic paintings, makes for an extremely delightful book. Special attention is given to the gardens found at Florentine, Sienese and Roman villas. The relationship of the buildings to the natural surroundings is explored in detail. "The Italian garden does not exist for its flowers; its flowers exist for it: they are a late and infrequent adjunct to its beauties, a parenthetical grace counting only as one more touch in the general effect of enchantment. This is no doubt partly explained by the difficulty of cultivating any but spring flowers in so hot and dry a climate, and the result has been a wonderful development of the more permanent effects to be obtained from the three other factors in garden-composition - marble, water and perennial verdure - and the achievement, by their skillful blending, of a charm independent of the seasons". This copy was owned by and is from the home of Nancy Lancaster and her second husband, important Conservative MP Ronald Lambert Tree. It has his engraved library plate on the front endpaper. Nancy Lancaster (Nancy Keene Perkins Fields Tree Lancaster) was a leading 20th-century tastemaker and the owner of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, an influential British decorating firm that codified what is known as the English country-house look. Nancy was first married, in 1917, to Henry Field, the heir to the Marshall Field department store fortune. He died five months later, and in 1920 she married his bisexual cousin, journalist and investor Arthur Ronald Lambert Tree. The couple moved to England where they took a 10-year repairing lease on Kelmarsh Hall near Market Harborough in Northamptonshire, which Nancy redecorated with help from Mrs Guy Bethell of Elden Ltd. In 1933 the Trees bought Ditchley Park near Charlbury in Oxfordshire, and it was the decoration of this house which earned Nancy the reputation of having "the finest taste of almost anyone in the world." She worked on it with Lady Colefax and the French decorator Stéphane Boudin of the Paris firm Jansen. In November 1933 Ronald Tree became Conservative Party member of Parliament for Harborough. Tree was among a small group who saw the rising Nazi party in Germany as a threat to Britain, and he became a member of the anti-appeasement MPs (who included Eden, Duff Cooper etc.) who would meet at his house in Queen Anne's Gate. Winston Churchill was not really part of this group, but he and his wife Clementine dined at Ditchley on numerous occasions. During the war there was considerable concern over the visibility of Churchill’s retreat home at Chequers, so Tree offered Churchill use of Ditchley, which thanks to its tree coverage and no visible access road made [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Italian Villas and their Gardens. Color plates by Maxfield Parrish.

      New York: The Century Co., 1904 - First edition, super royal octavo, pp. (i)-xii, (1-4), 5-270, numerous plates with printed guards. Original pictorial dark green gilt decorated cloth, top edges gilt. Light wear and rubbing to edges & extremities, corners bumped, cloth clean with bright gilt. Very good but for careful repair to foot of backstrip with some damage & marginal loss to text block at base of backstrip and associated small repair to front endpaper and first blank at lower gutter, not affecting text or illustrations. Sheets fresh and clean. Illustrated throughout after paintings by Maxfield Parrish and from photographs of Italian villas and gardens. H3452. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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