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        NOSTROMO

      1904 - A Tale of the Seaboard. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1904. Original green cloth decorated in orange and black. First American Edition of Conrad's well-known novel involving a South American silver mine, and the corruption and dishonesty fostered by its riches.~Conrad was extending his "Lord Jim" theme: that the man who slowly grows rich can be a victim of the silver, not its conqueror; that wealth is not something gained but a trap for those who relinquish, however momentarily, their sense of themselves. [Karl]~This copy is bright and just about fine (very slight rubbing at the extremities) -- and is rather uncommon thus. Cagle A10b. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Icones Fungorum Javanicorum.

      - Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1904. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. (6), 124, with 80 lithographed plates, a few partly coloured. Contemporary half cloth, spines with gilt lettering. Stafleu & Cowan 7655. The plates are after drawings by Penzig. The work describes the micromycetes of Java. Library stamp on titles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        La Vendetta.

      . Paris: Librairie des Amateurs, Ferroud 1904. Illustr. by Adrien Moreau, engraved by Xavier Lesueur. 148 pp. Limited to 250 copies. Bound with orig. frontwrapper in nice contemporary halfleather richly gilt on spine. Spine weakly faded. * No 142 of 150 copies printed on velin d'Arches..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Sarah Whitman. Novick 12.22 [Noting only a newspaper printing and not this one]

      Boston: The Merrymount Press, 1904. Cloth-backed gray black-printed boards, the spine gilt, the fore and bottom edges untrimmed, tiny wear at the corners, but quite an appealing copy Presentation copy of the eulogies (one by Holmes) delivered at the service of the famed Boston artist, Sarah Whitman, long time friend and neighbor of the Justice, in pencil on the title "Helen C[hoate] Bell / 14 Chestnut St / from O W Holmes

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        New Land Four Years in the Arctic Regions

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1904, 1st English Translation. (Hardcover) xvi,496; xii,504pp. Good to very good. Two volumes Octavo in original silver decorated blue cloth, library label on front covers and library stamps throughout with plates (including frontispieces) from photos and illustrations from photos and drawings (maps), and 5 maps on three folding sheets, including 4 coloured on 2 sheets in rear pocket. Arctic Bibl. 17322. Narrative of the second Fram Expedition, 1898-1902, under Sverdrup. Includes the mapping of southern & western Ellesmere Island, and the discovery of Axel Heiberg, Ellef Ringnes, Anud Ringnes, and Findlay Islands. The expedition filled in the last major unknown area on the map of the western Arctic. Translated by Ethel Harriet Hearn..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        NEW LAND Four Years in the Arctic Regions Translated from the Norwegian by Ethel Harriet Hearn With illustrations and Maps 2 Volumes

      Longmans, Green and Co, 1904. Cloth. Very Good. 1st English Edition: Vol I, xvi, 496pp; Vol II, xii, 504pp, illustrated with 62 plates from photos, four maps in the text plus two folding maps in pocket at end of volume. Nicely rebound with olive cloth covers with gilt titling to spine, Volume I has a silver and blue vignette depicting huskies by the "Fram". One of the great pieces of Arctic exploration literature from the early 20th century, being a record of Sverdrup's second expedition in the ship 'Fram' undertaken in 1898 to 1902. This second voyage aimed to explore Greenland & Ellesmere Island. Includes the mapping of southern & western Ellesmere Island, and the discovery of Axel Heiberg, Ellef Ringnes, Anud Ringnes, and Findlay Islands. The expedition filled in the last major unknown area on the map of the western Arctic. This first English edition includes four scientific appendices not printed in the Norwegian edition, by Per Elisaeus Schei, Herman Georg Simmons and Edvard Bay. Arctic Bibliography 17322. This is the narrative of the second Fram Expedition, 1898-1902, under Sverdrup, with the object of advancing towards the North Pole, through Smith Sound or to circumnavigate Greenland, with good descriptions of Ellesmere Island, life at winter quarters, animal life, hunting and sledge journeys, accounts of the mapping, etc. Minor foxing to half titles, contents clean. A lovely set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctic; Inventory No: 2883. .

      [Bookseller: Polar Books]
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        L'Art Flamand & Hollandais

      P. Buschmann 1904 - A scarce periodical on Flemish and Dutch art. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. First edition. In French. L'Art Flamand et Hollandais is an illustratedmonthly periodical on Dutch and Flemish masters. Condition: The bindings are generally clean and bright. The inner hinges are somewhat strained in some of the volumes. The rear inner hinge of volume viii has failed. There is mild wear to the extremities, including bumping and some rubbing. The cloth has split on volume xii. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark or spot. The free endpapers of volumes x, xi and xii are detached with some small closed tears and a couple of chips. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        New Land Four Years in the Arctic Regions ( Complete in 2 Volumes )

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1904. Translated from the Norwegian by Ethel Harriet Hearn. Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Collation, xvi,496pp, xii, 504pp, 40pp catalouge, with all illustrations and 2 folding maps. Bound in original publishers blue cloth. Cloth light rubbed, repaired on head and tail of spines. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners name/inscription on half titles, pages/plates, and maps in very good condition. A very nice set. A12.4. First Edition. Period Cloth . Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Traffics and Discoveries.

      . 1st edition. London: Macmillan and Co. 1904. VI + 393 + [22] pp. Publisher's red cloth with gold elephant on frontboard, top edge gilt. Name on free endpaper..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Aus der amerikanischen Werkstattpraxis. Bericht über eine Studienreise in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika.

      . Berlin, Julius Springer 1904. 32,4 : 25,1 cm. (6), 141,(1) S. mit 365 Textabb. (Fotos, Zeichnungen, Tabellen etc.). Zweifarb. Orig.-Leinen mit Titel in Goldpr.. Der Verfasser unternahm die Reise auf Beschluss des Vereins deutscher Ingenieure vom Sept. 1902 bis März 1903. Es handelt sich hier um einen zusammenfassenden Sonderabdruck einer Reihe von Einzelberichten, die in der Zeitschrift des Vereins erschienen. Die 14 Kapitel u.a. betitelt: Die amerikanische Maschinenindustrie und die Ursachen ihrer Erfolge. - Anlage und Einrichtung von Werkstätten. - Die Organisation von Maschinenfabriken. - Sehr selten. - Kein Exemplar im Netz und im Jahrbuch der Auktionspreise für Bücher,... Name von alter Hand auf Titel, Ecken u. Kapitale minimal berieben, sonst in schöner Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha - [Complete in 14 Volumes]

      Boston, R. H. Hinkley Company, 1904, Hardback, 1st edition in this form, limitedA fine set of 14 volumes in the original cloth, with printed-title labels to the spines. Slight wear to one of the labels only. All remain particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. An excellent collection. ; 0 pages; Limitation not stated but presumed, 1 of 2000. Tissue-guarded plates with descriptive letterpress. Publisher's device to title-page. Subjects: Bible. N. T. - Commentaries and literature. Subjects: Bible. O. T. - Commentaries and literature. Bible studies.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Greville Memoirs. Being: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, and A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Photograms of the Year 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908 FIVE VOLUMES

      London: Dawbarn and Ward, 1904-08. 8vo. (10 x 7 inches). Illustrated. Five volumes uniformly bound. Maroon half calf, maroon cloth, raised bands to spine, title in black compartment, gilt. Bound without advertisements but with indices. The pagination for each volume is 1904: 176 + 22. 1905: 160 + 18. 1906: 164 + 16. 1907: pp.160 + 16. 1908: 160 + 16. There is a little occasional spotting to some free endpapers. The calf on one edge of the volume for 1908 is slightly sunned. Otherwise this is a handsome set, scarcely used. This set weighs 4.5 kilos wrapped, requiring extra postage. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Opera omnia. Gesammelte Arbeiten.

      Braunschweig, F. Vieweg, 1904. - 2 Bände. Lex.-8°. Frontispiz mit Porträt, 1 Faksimile, 15 Tafeln, mehrere Textabbildungen, XLII, 840 S. - XIII, 893 S. Original-Leinenbände mit Rückentitel (leicht berieben). Erste Ausgabe der gesammelten Arbeiten, posthum erschienen. - DBE VII, 363/364; DSB X, 23 zur vorliegenden Ausgabe: "Contains Nencki's 150 papers and 450 papers by his colleagues at Bern and St. Petersburg"; Fischer 1106. - Der polnische Wissenschaftler M. v. Nencki (1847-1901) leitete ab 1891 die chem. Abt. des Kaiserl. Instituts für Experimentalmedizin in St. Petersburg. Sein Hauptinteresse galt den Fäulnisprozessen an organischen Stoffen, den Fäulnisgiften und der Entstehung von Harnsäure, Harnstoff und Harnfarbstoffen im tierischen Organismus. Außerdem arbeitete er über bakteriologische Fragen und wies die Verwandtschaft zwischen dem Blut- und dem Blattfarbstoff nach. - "Nencki's best-known investigations concerned hemoglobin. Using original methods he systematically studied for many years the degradation products of the blood pigment. Somewhat later Marchlewski, working first in England and later in Cracow, performed similar studies on chlorophyll. It soon appeared that some of the degradation products of these two pigments resembled each other" (DSB VII, 22). - Je Band mit Exlibris und einem Besitzerstempel auf dem Titel. Sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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        The Heart of a Continent: A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, Across the Gobi Desert, Through the Pamirs, and Hunza 1884-1894

      London: John Murray. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1904. Hardcover. A clean copy. Binding tight. Tissue guard to frontis present and unfoxed. Minor wear and bruising to cloth at tail of spine. No signatures or stamps. Light age toning to page edges and margins of leaves. 1/8" chips to cloth at lower corners of boards. ; xvii, [1], 332 pages + photogravure portrait frontis + 8 plates + colour folding map at rear. Brown cloth covers with colour illustration incoporating oriental art motifs on front board. Top page edges gilt. Gilt title on spine. Dimensions: 9" by 5 1/2". This work was first published in 1896. The book ran through 3 editions in 1896. The third edition of May 1896 was reprinted in August of 1896 and again in January of 1897. No further editions were printed until this stated "Fourth Edition" of 1904. Presumably this fourth edition was called for by the public interest in Tibet around the time of the British military invasion of Tibet in 1904, led by Colonel Younghusband. The fourth edition is abridged, with fewer illustrations and only 1 map. It has a new 1 page preface by the author. "The alterations I have made are merely verbal; and with the exception of the omission, for the sake of brevity, of two chapters on Chitral and Hunza, which did not deal with travel pure and simple, I venture to send out my book yet again in its original form, hoping that there may still be some who may find in reading it the same enjoyment which the writing and revising of it has afforded me." - from the author's preface, dated Hyantse, Tibet, May 30, 1904. ; 8vo .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Photo Postcard of Miss Ethel Levey in 'Little Jonny Jones'

      New York, 1904. Very Good. Original Photo Postcard of Miss Ethel Levey in George M. Cohan?'s musical "Little Jonny Jones." LEVEY, Ethel. Photo postcard, circa 1904, measures 3 inches x 6 inches. Black and white photograph captioned ?"Miss Ethel Levey in ?'Little Jonny Jones.?'?" Lightly aged with lower right corner torn but present, otherwise Very Good Condition. Ethel Levey (1881-1955) was a vivacious eighteen year old singer and actress from San Francisco when she married the multi-talented George M. Cohan in 1899. The young Jewish girl proved a great asset to the family entertainment business of ?"The Four Cohans?" (mother Helen, father Jerry, son George and daughter Josephine) and was soon starring in plays that George had written especially with her in mind. ?"Little Jonny Jones?" premiered at the Liberty Theatre in New York City on November 7, 1904. The musical comedy was an instantaneous hit for George Cohan who had written the script and songs, played the leading man, and served also as the producer and director. The play has a plot twist that forces the ingénue Goldie Gates (performed by Ethel) to spend some time impersonating a young man. This charming sepia toned postcard features Ethel in a three piece man?'s suit complete with bowtie and monocle. It is hand decorated with a glitter trim outlining the suit and creating sparkling colored ?"buttons?". ?"Little Jonny Jones?" presented the songs I?'m a Yankee Doodle Dandy and Give My Regards to Broadway to the world for the first time. Although Ethel and George, after having one child together, divorced in 1907 she continued to have a stage career and performed in films until the early 1940s. A rare rascal of musical theatre history.

      [Bookseller: Historicana]
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        The LASTING FLORY [sic] Of The NOGI ARMY.

      (n d), (n. p.): - Illustrated, with 11 b& w image from photographs & 25 color illustrations. An eye-witness pictorial record, by this unknown author & soldier, of Nogi's 1904 assualt on Port Arthur on the southern tip of Liaodong Peninsula, Manchuria. Evidently quite rare, as we find no copies listed on OCLC, nor in the British Library. General binding wear, with spine cloth becoming detached at base. Dampstain along board upper edges. An About VG copy. Scrapbook style binding of gold silk moire boards, with purple cord ties. AEG. 8-3/4" x 11-3/4". Ca 1914. Unpaginated, though 118 pages, with text in English & Japanese. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Les Princesses

      Paris: F. Ferroud, 1904 - Banville's exquisite sonnet-portraits of the languid beauties are perfectly complemented by the delicate and lush eroticism of Rochegrosse's drawings. A unique copy of this masterfully produced book, and a lovely arrangement of text and image First edition with these illustrations, ONE OF 400 COPIES, this unnumbered copy marked 'Réservé' and INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER ("souvenir de bonne confraternité"). Tall 8vo. Vignette title, etched frontispiece and 20 etched plates after drawings by Georges Rochegrosse. Three quarter red morocco and marbled paper boards, gilt spine with blue leather labels, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., others uncut. With the original printed wrappers bound in with vignette on upper cover. Fine copy. Carteret I , p. 98 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Religions. L'Assiette Au Beurre.

      1904 - 32 cm, [18] pp. Illustrations on Religion by Frantisek Kupka.(Franz Kupka) . L'Assiette Au Beurre No. 162. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Meiwes]
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        Histoire d'un merle blanc. Eaux fortes pures & epreuves d'artiste. Trente suites des vingt-neuf compositions de Giacomelli gravees par L. Boisson. Tirage in 4° sur velin du Marais a la forme. Taille-douce de Ch. Witmann. (Separate Suite).

      Paris, Carteret, 1904.. 29 Radierungen in jeweils 2 Zuständen von L. Boisson nach Hector Giacomelli auf 58 (2 sign.) Tafeln. 1 Titelbl. Folio (Format ca. 3,x26,5 cm), grüner Halb-Maroquin-Einband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf fünf Bünden.. Etwas berieben. Monod 8554. - Eins von 30 Explaren der separat erschienen Suite auf Marais a la forme. Unser Exemplar mit der Nummer 23. 2 Tafeln und im Impressum (hier mit Initial-Signatur in Tinte) von Boisson mit Bleistift signiert! - "Une des meilleures illustrations du peintre des oiseaux" (Carteret), H. Giacomelli (1822-1904) dont les illustrations pour Michelet et A. Theuriet sont egalement tres recherchees. Ref. Carteret XXe s., IV, p. 297. - Die Ecken etwas gestaucht, die Bünde und Gelenke etwas berieben, älteres schmuckloses Eignerschildchen mit Initialen des ehemaligen Besitzers auf dem marmormeirten Vorsatzblatt. Das Titelblatt etwas gebräunt, sehr vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig, sonst gut erhalten. - mit reizenden Vogeldarstellungen! - Hector Giacomelli (1822 - 1904) war ein französischer Zeichner, Aquarellist und Illustrator. Er wurde von Gustave Dore beauftragt, Rahmen und Ornamente für eine von ihm geplante illustrierte Bibelausgabe zu zeichnen, die nach ihrem Erscheinen 1865 auch Giacomelli einen großen Erfolg bescherte. Giacomellis bevorzugtes Gebiet war die Darstellung von Insekten, Vögeln und Blumen.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Riepenhausen]
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        The Automobile Industry

      London: Methuen. 1904. First. First edition. Numerous diagrams and illustrations. Small spot on the front board, corners just a little rubbed and worn, a near fine copy of this title issued in the "Books On Business" series, and one of the earliest books to recognize that the manufacturing of automobiles actually qualified as an industry. Exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Napoleon et son fils. Erstausgabe. Numerierte Vorzugsausgabe.

      Paris, Goupil, Manzi, Joyant et Cie. 1904 - Mit 52 ganzs. Abb. (darunter 1 Gouache, 1 Farblithogr., 1 faksim. Brief und 49 getönte Lithogr.). Groß-Quart. 9 Bl., 294 S., 6 Bl. Orig.-Halbledereinband auf vier Bünden mit Kopfgoldschn., Marmorp.-Vors., Goldbord. und ornam. Rückenverg. Numerierter Meistereinband, (gez.:Ourvand), auf Papier de Rives, Exempl. No 457 von 800 in der Presse num. Exemplaren. Kircheisen (4354) verzeichnet die uns vorliegende Vorzugsausgabe nicht. Sehr gut erhalten und von großer Seltenheit.

      [Bookseller: Biblio Industries Alain Haezeleer]
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        Archive of Letters and Ephemera - Inner Mongolia, Northern China, the Philippines - Opium - Missions - Leprosy

      Inner Mongolia, Northern China, the Philippines, 1904. Belgium, Mongolia, Philippines, China: 1904-1923. Archive of 60 manuscript signed letters by CICM Belgian missionary Frère Maurice Lefebvre, who was in Central Mongolia, the Philippines, then the Shanxi province of northern China, accompanied by the recipient's manuscript log of correspondence as well as a list of items sent to him overseas. Also with a few letters from Lefebvre's nieces Hyacinthe and Hélène. All text is in French. 8vo. Mostly double leafs, over 300 pages combined, each signed 'Maurice' and written in a legible hand, featuring occasional in-text sketch diagrams, the lot neatly chronologically organized and in very good condition. Together with a few items of ephemera, correspondence to the missionary on CICM stationery from a missions house in Mongolia and in China, an original sepia photograph and greeting card from China, a manuscript menu card, and 3 newspaper clippings. Age-toning to photograph and tear to mount, otherwise ephemera are in very good condition. KADOC, a Documentation and Research centre for Religion, Culture and Society, part of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) in Belgium, holds later letters of Lefebvre, from 1913 into the 1920s, otherwise collections from these missions are exceedingly scarce. .

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        Höckchen-Döckchen.

      Rütten & Loening, Frankfurt o.J. (um 1904).. 13 nn. einseitig bedr. Bll. mit 12 Farbtafeln von Paul Brockmüller. Quart 4°. Farbig illustr. HLwd.. Unter Beibehaltung des Original-Deckelbildes neu eingebunden. Ansonsten Tadellos mit wunderschönen Illustrationen im Jugendstil. - "Originell und witzig steht in diesem Bilderbuch des Berliner Illustrators Paul Brockmüller (1864-1925) die Jugendstilornamentik auch in einem inhaltlichen Bezug zu den Bildmotiven" (Bilderwelt #473). - Selten

      [Bookseller: Plesse Antiquariat Minzloff]
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        Höckchen Döckchen.

      Frankfurt a. M., Rütten & Loening, (1904).. 31,5 x 21 cm. Titel, 12 farblithographierte Tafeln von Paul Brockmüller. Farbig illustr. OHlwd. (Rücken erneuert).. Klotz 7432/1; Bilderwelt 473. - Seltene erste Ausgabe, eine zweite Auflage erschien 1913. - "Originell und witzig steht in diesem Bilderbuch des Berliner Illustrators Paul Brockmüller (1864-?) die Jugendstilornamentik auch in einem inhaltlichen Bezug zu den Bildmotiven. Trotz der gleichbleibenden Dreiteilung in Ober- und Untermotive mit dazwischenliegendem handgeschriebenem Textfeld wechseln die Bilderformen wie die Farbkonzeption von Blatt zu Blatt. Im Einklang mit den jeweils auf 'Döckchen' reimenden Vierzeilern verfolgt das Buch ein spielerisches Element, wie es zur Natur des Kinderbilderbuches gehört" (Schug 473). - Einband stärker berieben bzw. bestoßen, vorderer fliegender Vorsatz und zwei Blatt mit sorgfältig ausgebesserten Einrissen, minimal fingerfleckig, innen sonst gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Franziska Bierl Antiquariat]
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        A Chinese Manual

      London: Crosby Lockwood and Son,, 1904. Comprising a Condensed Grammar with Idiomatic Phrases and Dialogues. Small octavo. Original dark brown finely pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panel to the front board. Slightly rubbed and sunned, just through at the corners, and head of spine, front joint just started at the tail, light browning, but overall very good. New Edition, first published in 1898. Originally produced in the wake of the annexation of Burma, which "has, by establishing a new point of contact with China, created a necessity for more widely extended knowledge of Chinese among our civilians and soldiers than at present exists" (original Preface), the present edition was issued during the Russo-Japanese War which had further "forced on the attention of the people of Great Britain the advantages of cultivating a closer connexion than formerly with the 400,000,000 people who speak the Chinese language" (Preface to the New Edition). The author was the first Keeper of the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts in the British Museum, and Professor of Chinese at Kings College London. In 1858, following matriculation from King's College, London, Douglas had "entered the diplomatic service and was posted as a student interpreter to Hong Kong. Barely another year had passed when he was moved to Canton which had been under the control of allied forces since its capture in December 1857. It was here that he acquired the greater part of his knowledge of Chinese life and of the southern dialects. In March 1861, he was transferred to Peking as Third Assistant in the Consular Service. In June 1862, Douglas became First Assistant in the Consulate at Tientsin and worked under General Staveley, who commanded the British Occupation Force there. In October of the same year, he was appointed Vice-Consul at Taku. Here he remained until 1864 when he returned home on leave, never, in fact, to go back to China" (Brown, "Sir Robert Kennaway Douglas and his contemporaries", in British Library Journal, 1998). He joined the BM in 1865 and remained there until his retirement in 1907. His catalogues of the Japanese and Chinese collections may have been criticised by Herbert Giles, sometime professor of Chinese at Cambridge, as "a monument of immature scholarship", but "until the publication in 1993 of Kenneth Gardner's Descriptive Catalogue of Japanese Books … Douglas's catalogue was the only guide to the British Library's antiquarian Japanese collection. Its Chinese counterpart, however, has not yet been superseded in print to this day". Attractive crested bookplate of Harry C.C. Nisbet to the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Odes and Epodes of Horace With Latin Text Edited by Clement Lawrence Smith

      Bibliophile Society, Boston 1904 - Limited edition. Introduction by Archbishop Ireland. Seven parts in nine volumes plus a volume of Quotations, ten volumes in all, complete. Near fine in half vellum with brown paper covered boards, spines are tanned, light wear at the spine ends and corners. Number 182 of 467 copies. Includes many illustrations signed by the artists including W.H.W. Bicknell, Howard Pyle, James Fagan, Edmund H. Garrett, which appear in two forms, one with the artist's signature and one without. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The History of The Standard Oil Company - Two Volume Set

      New York McClure, Phillips & Co. 1904. 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. First Edition Hardcover 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall Former Library Copy; First Edition. Good

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        The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol, The Haunted Man, The Battle of Life, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Chimes

      London: Henry Frowde, 1904. Five miniature volumes. 350; 410; 368; 390; 368pp. With two illustrated frontispieces in each volume and three of the volumes with one illustrated page immediately following the text. Oxford India Paper Edition of Dickens's beloved Christmas books. Each volume is bound in tan suede with yapped edges, with titles stamped in gilt to spines and in brown to the covers. Housed in the original dark green cloth-covered box. The books are as published in a set of five, seldom found complete. Very fine. A.e.g. (Bondy, p.118; AAS 86; Welsh 2358). (All volumes 2 1/4 by 1 1/2; 57x38mm).

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        Der Wagenkasten und sein Plan,, Anleitung zum Planzeichnen und vorteilhaften Arbeiten nach dem Plan. Ein systematisches Hilfsbuch für Wagenfabrikanten, Meister und Gesellen sowie für Handwerker- und Fortbildungsschulen,

      Leipzig, Verlag von Bern. Friedr. Voigt, 1904 - zwanzig (doppelblattgroßen) Foliotafeln nebst erläuterndem Text, 24 Seiten (Text), ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR DIESES ÄUSSERST SELTENER UND GESUCHTER TITEL, eine Tafel mit wenigen Tintenfleckchen Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 24x28, braunes illustriertes O Ln, zweite durchgesehene und erweiterte Auflage, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OSAMELY OSTROV AN ORIGINAL GRAPHIC || ORIGINALGRAPHIK 1904

      - framed, signed by author, colloured aquatint, 1904, dimensions of picture 250 × 370 mm, dimensions of frame: 460 x 580 mm. Rare. Excellent condition. || eingerahmt, signiert vom Autor, kolorierte Aquatinta, Dimension der Abbildung: 250 × 370 mm, Dimension des Rahmens: 460 × 580 mm. Sehr selten. Intakter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: cs [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [Hypnerotomachia Poliphili] Poliphili Hypnerotomachia, ubi humana omnia non nisi somnium esse ostendit, atque obiter plurima scitu sanequam digna commemorat

      London: Methuen, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. Original cloth backed boards, hinges cracked and split, boards still held by cloth cords, spine worn and frayed, small water spot on front board, endpapers browned. Page edges browned but otherwise quite clean internally - two duplicate pages laid in, likely proofs. A fine facsimile of the 1499 Aldine ediiton, one of the finest and most famous illustrated books of the Renaissance. With a fine Austin O. Spare bookplate for Pickford Waller of a reclining figure on the front pastedown. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Books on Books; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 045208.

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        2 Neujahrskarten + 1 Wohnungsanzeige. Neujahrskarte Fuhrwerk. Stahlradierung in Braunschwarz. 1901. "Beste Wünsch für 1901 - Albert Welti, Pullach". Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert: "AWelti".

      . 9,4 : 10,5 cm (Platte), 8,3 : 9,9 cm (Bild) auf Maschinenjapan 14,6 : 21,8 cm. - Wartmann 48.I.c. (von II).. DABEI: Neujahrskarte Bergüberhang. Stahlradierung in Blaugrün. 1904. "Glückwunsch für 1904 von Albert Welti". U.r. in Bleistift monogr.: AW. 11,3 : 8,8 cm (Platte), 10 : 7,8 cm (Bild) auf holländ. Büttenkarton (Postkarte) 14,2 : 9,1 cm. - Wartmann 60.II.d. (von III). - Wohnungsanzeige Pullach. Stahlradierung in Schwarz. 1900. "Albert Welti Pullach-München". U.r. in Bleistift monogr.: AW. Ca. 5,5 : 9,2 (Platte), 5 : 8,4 (Bild) auf gelblich Postkartenkarton (Postkarte) 14 : 9,1 cm. - Wartmann 45.I.b. (von II). - Zus. 3 Blatt unter 1 Kartonpassepartout mit 3 Ausschnitten montiert .

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        Geronimo, returning from the St. Louis World?s Fair, signs an autograph at his home at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

      "Signature ?GERONIMO? on a 4.5? x 1.5? card. Penciled notation in blank lower margin, probably by original collector: ?His name is Mexican and means William.? With photocopy of both sides of the original 5? x 4? envelope embossed with a 2¢ George Washington stamp, postmarked Fort Sill, Okla., Nov 2 1904, addressee to ""L.N. Skinner, 2306 6 Street, San Diego Calif.? ?" second postmark San Diego, Nov 5 1904 on verso. Fine condition. Ready for framing! Also present is a 5.25? x 8? metallic plaque engraved with a biography of Geronimo and an 8? x 10? black and white Smithsonian Institution photograph reproducing the famous image of Geronimo with a 3.5? x 2? metallic plaque engraved ?Geronimo / Circa 1886.? In 1894, Geronimo and 341 other Chiricahua Apache prisoners of war were brought to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where they lived in villages scattered around the post. Geronimo was granted permission to travel with Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show and he joined the Indian contingent at several annual World Expositions and Indian Expositions. Geronimo died at Fort Sill in 1909. An article in the October 4, 1904, edition of the ?Atlanta Constitution? headed ?Geronimo Returns,? datelined ?St. Louis, October 3,? reported that ?Geronimo, chief of the Apache Indians, departed for his home at Fort Sill, Okla., today. Geronimo has been at the world?s fair since June and recently asked permission of Superintendent McCowan of the Indian school, to return home, saying he was homesick.?"

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

      Hines Publishing Company, Toledo 1904 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cortile.

      1904 - Olio su tavola di cm. 34 x 44 ca. Montato su cornice coeva di cm. 45 x 56. Firma in basso a destra.

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        6 VOLS. By ANNIE FELLOWS JOHNSTON (The Little Colonel)

      Boston: L. C. Page and Co, 1904. Book. Good. Hardcover. 5 1/2 x 8. TITLE: 6 VOLS. By ANNIE FELLOWS JOHNSTON (The Little Colonel) AUTHOR: ANNIE FELLOWS JOHNSTON PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: L. C. PAGE & COMPANY, BOSTON EDITION: Some may be first editions CATEGORY: Children BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jacket COLOR: Beige CONDITION: Overall the set is in fair plus plus condition. All volumes have been rebound with a blue spine overlay. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: (see below) pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: 1. THE LITTLE COLONEL'S HOUSE PARTY. 1904. ILLUSTRATED By LOUIS MEYNELL. 264 PAGES. THE FRONTISPIECE HAS A PIECE OF TAPE RUNNING ALONG THE ENTIRE EDGE. THERE IS A CHIP TO THE TITLE PAGE ALONG THE EDGE. THE SPINE AREA OF ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN REBOUND (SEE PHOTO). 2. THE LITTLE COLONEL IN ARIZONA. PUBLISHED September 1904 ON COPYRIGHT PAGE WITH 1905 ON TITLE PAGE. ILLUSTRATED By ETHELDRED B. BARRY. 313 PAGES. THE SPINE AREA OF ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN REBOUND (SEE PHOTO). 3. THE LITTLE COLONEL'S CHRISTMAS VACATION. PUBLISHED October 1905 ON COPYRIGHT PAGE WITH 1906 ON TITLE PAGE. ILLUSTRATED By ETHELDRED B. BARRY. 333 PAGES. THE SPINE AREA OF ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN REBOUND (SEE PHOTO). 4. THE LITTLE COLONEL'S HERO. PUBLISHED October 1902 ON COPYRIGHT PAGE WITH 1904 ON TITLE PAGE. ILLUSTRATED By ETHELDRED B. BARRY. MUSIC By ALBION FELLOWS BACON. 274 PAGES. THE SPINE AREA OF ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN REBOUND (SEE PHOTO). 5. THE LITTLE COLONEL STORIES. WITH 1904 ON TITLE PAGE. ILLUSTRATED By ETHELDRED B. BARRY. 192 PAGES. THE SPINE AREA OF ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN REBOUND (SEE PHOTO). 6. THE LITTLE COLONEL AT BOARDING-SCHOOL. PUBLISHED JULY 1903 ON COPYRIGHT PAGE WITH 1904 ON TITLE PAGE. ILLUSTRATED By ETHELDRED B. BARRY. 306 PAGES. THE BACK BOARD HAS A NICK TO THE LOWER EDGE. THE SPINE AREA OF ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN REBOUND (SEE PHOTO). COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCode E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 005011.

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        Beschrijving van de ruïne bij de desa Toempang, genaamd Tjamdi Djago, in de residentie Pasoeroean.Samengesteld naar de gegevens verstrekt door H.L. Leydie Melville en J. Knebel.

      - 's Gravenhage, Batavia, 1904. Large folio. Original cloth. With map, 24 plans and 104 photographic plates. XII,116 pp. * Archaeologisch Onderzoek op Java en Madura I. - Important monograph on the Hindu-Javanese antiquities of Tjandi Djago in East-Java. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Handzeichnung mit U.

      Berlin, 1904. - 140:92 mm. Karikierendes Portrait seiner selbst im Profil. – Alt auf Trägerkarton montiert, der seinerseits auf ein weiteres Trägerpapier montiert ist.

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        The Tale of Two Bad Mice

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1904. Sextodecimo. Bound in recent red half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. With colour illustrations by the author. Pages nice and clean, some red bleed to the front illustration, a very good copy. First edition. The first two printings are identical.

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        Presented By John B. McDonald to William Bradley as a Remembrance of the Part Taken By Him in the Construction of the Rapid Transit Railroad in the City of New York October 25th 1904

      New York City: John B. McDonald Rapid Transit Subway Construction Co., 1904. A 'souvenir' of the dinner occasion, with list of guests at back including August Belmont, president of the Rapid Transit Construction Co., Wm. Barclay Parsons, William Bradley, John C. Rodgers, Frederic Tench, R.C. Hunt, Robert W. Lesley, Daniel F. McMahon, P.F. Murphy , R.A.C. Smith and a couple of dozen others who were involved in this massive transportation undertaking, the first subway built in New York City; illustrated throughout, with tipped-on photogravures printed on India paper, depicting in detail aspects of the engineering & building of this project; the first plate is a calligraphically written & printed presentation page, with the name of William Bradley written in - (this particular page printed by Dempsey & Carroll, N.Y., with their imprint at bottom); followed by a plate depicting the signing of the contract for the project, with a roomful of those concerned, with several facsimile signatures beneath and a portion of the relevant witnessing agreement; each following plate page with imagery of aspects of the construction and a portrait oval of one or more of the men concerned, surrounded by ornate pen & ink decorative flourishes and floral touches; pictures of street excavations and a final subway lobby; long views of the streets, workmen 'in the hole'; the depth of the project at Forty-Second street; Naughton & Co. construction below the Columbus statue; bridge engineering; tunnel structure arches, supports, waterside systems and steel underpinnings, boomwork, inner views of the tunnel prior to track laying; steel structures of elevated sections; men mining; United Building Material Col. yards and men placing underlay; a power plant; well-dressed worthies at the opening ceremonies; a plate depicting the plaque erected to commemorate the structure; and a list of the guests; the final plate is a seated portrait of John B. McDonald which is hand-signed beneath the gravure plate, "Very truly yours, John B. McDonald"; an impressive folio, in large oblong format, approx. 12" x 15 1/2" size; the images average about 7" x 8", some larger, some a little smaller; 20 pages, tipped-on one side only throughout, the India tissue tipped in four corners onto heavy, good quality paper stock backers; original full leather binding, a rich caramel-brown, with the name William Bradley in script on the front cover in silver-gray metal, applied via 'points' fastening to the leather; side-bound with leather strip; front (blank) endpaper with some offsetting from the name-pins; some light wear, rubbing, couple of spots to the binding, name-strip bent; contents including all gravures clean and in very good condition; John B. McDonald was the head of the construction firm for the project.. First Edition. Leather. Very Good.

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        Protoplasmadifferenzierung als auslosender Faktor fur Kernverschie-denheit

      Wurzburg. PAMPHLET. Offprint. First Separate edition. Rare. No showing in Worldcat. Karl Belar ownership stamp front cover. Small stain, else very good. Genetics. Science. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1904.

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        Historische Ansicht von Frankfurt. Blick auf den Main aus einem Brückenbogen heraus mit Schwalben und Rosen.

      ca. 1904 Unikat. Farbige Kreidezeichnung. Monogrammiert HJH. 49,5 x 77 cm. Unter Glas gerahmt. Ca. 1904. Das Bild ist vermutlich zur Hochzeit seiner Tochter entstanden. Etwas fleckig. Der Blick geht vom Eisernen Steg über den Main zum Römer und nach Sachsenhausen. Zu sehen sind ein Floß und die Eisenbahn am rechten Mainufer. Johann Heinrich Hasselhorst, geboren am 4. April 1825 in Frankfurt am Main, gestorben am 7. August 1904 in Frankfurt am Main. Er war 35 Jahre Lehrer am Städelschen Kunstinstitut,.

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        The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Connoisseur's Federal Edition (11 of 12 Volume Set)

      Putnam, NY, 1904, Hard, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1stSize: 8vo, Connoisseur's Federal Edition, Limited to 600 signed, numbered copies. 11 Volumes of 12 present - missing volume 10. Published NY: Putnam, 1904, first edition. number 297. 8vo., ribbed blue cloth with gilt titles and cover portrait of Jefferson, top edge gilt, printed on bright rag paper. Frontis portrait of Jefferson in each volume, engraved half title on parchment, two-color title pages. A crisp, clean and bright, near fine set.

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