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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        PRINTED DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, APPOINTING EDGAR RUSSEL AS MAJOR IN THE SIGNAL CORPS].

      Washington. Dec. 20, 1904. - Broadside, measuring 19 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches; mounted and framed to 24 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches. Minor soiling. Near fine. Attractively engraved broadside, completed in manuscript and signed by President Theodore Roosevelt and Secretary of War William Howard Taft, appointing Edgar Russel to the rank of Major in the Signal Corps. With the embossed seal of the War Department at the bottom, and contemporary docketing near the top edge. After serving as Roosevelt's Secretary of War, Taft would be elected to the Presidency himself in 1909. Very nice; mounted and framed for display.

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        Human Work

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co.. 1904. First. First edition. Brown cloth gilt. Modest rubbing at the edges of the boards, very near fine lacking the rare dustwrapper. Signed by the author: "Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 1909 - Jan. 26th." A nice copy of this important polemic, after her influential Women & Economics, this is perhaps the author's most important work on feminism, examining the nature of work and finding it a human duty, and in a women's case, a necessity for economic independence. .

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        Völkerschau. Illustrierte Monatsschrift (Im III. Jahrgang 1904 'Populär-wissenschaftl.Quartalsschrift'.)

      O.Maier/ Woerl's Reisebuchverlag/ J. Bernklau. München, 1901-1904. - EA. 3 Bände. Mit sehr zahlreichen fotogr. Abb. teils auf Tafeln, teils im Text sowie vielen Zeichnungen, Holzschnitten etc. Drei unterschiedlich gebundene Jahres-Sammelbände. Band I und II sind HLn.-Bände mit aufgezogenem Original-Deckblatt des jeweils ersten Heftes des Jahrganges; Band III GLn.-Band mit Goldprägung und Rotschnitt. 392 S./ 384 S./ 384 S. Gr. 8°. Teils ganz leicht berieben und minimalst stockfleckig im Schnitt, sonst sehr gut erhalten und sauber. Es fehlt lediglich von Heft 8 des I. Jahrganges eine halbe Anzeigenseite (letzte Seite). Sonst vollständig. Diese drei Bände, herausgegeben von der Ethnologin, Philosophin und katholischen Frauenrechtlerin Dr. Barbara Klara Renz, sind eine absolute Rarität. Aus Kostengründen nur in geringer Auflage erschienen, finden sich heute nur einige wenige, einzelne Jahrgänge in wenigen Bibkiotheken weltweit. Auch die mir zugängliche Auktions-Historie ergab nicht einen Treffer. Inhaltlich handelt es sich um eine bunte Mischung volks- und völkerkundlicher Aufsätze und Themen aus aller Welt sowie Buchbesprechungen.

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        EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ARTISTS AND ENGRAVERS- WILLIAM WARD A.R.A JAMES WARD R.A.- THEIR LIVES AND WORKS.

      London 1904 - THE LARGE FOLIO PORTFOLIO OF PLATES- title, list of plates and 40 MEZZOTINTS AND COLOURED STIPPLE ENGRAVINGS - of romantic genre scenes of women and children. (19 coloured stipples, many oval and 21 mezzotints- of various sizes). This portfolio which comes with a volume of text, here lacking, is rare- as most have been broken. The portfolio is rather worn but the plates are all in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Eighteenth Century Artists and Engravers: William Ward A.R.A., James Ward R.A., Their Lives and Works

      London: Macmillan and Company, Limited. 1904. Large cloth portfolio (measures approximately 17.5" x 24"). Three letterpress sheets and complete set of 40 black and white and color mezzotint engravings. Each engraved sheet is enclosed within a printed folded guard sheet. Publisher's original full cloth over boards with gilt spine and gilt centerpiece stamped on the front cover. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, and perforated stamp affecting all 40 engraved images: on most engraved sheets about half of the perforated stamp affects the printed image, usually at an upper corner or on one side. Some darkening and fading to the cloth portfolio, the front board and one inner cloth flap are detached, scattered tears along the joints and inner flaps at the folds, else very good: all 40 plates are bright, clean, and supple. A beautiful set of William and James Ward's classic genre portraits of women. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        "Jul paa Spitsbergen". Manuskript skrevet på brevpapir fra "Trygdhotellet, Pilestrædet 27, Kristiania".

      8vo. 16 s. hvorav 8 beskrevet.. "Da jeg læste Fridtjof Nansens "Fram over Polhavet", gjorde faa ting i den store polarforskers beretning det indtryk paa mig som hans skildring av julefesten ombord i "Fram" midt ute i det øde polarhav, hvor skibet skruedes av isen paa alle kanter og polarnattens mørke hvilte over de endeløse ismarker". Eide skriver at han selv var ansatt i The Arctic Coal Company i Advent Bay, og han forteller om sin egen juleopplevelse på Spitsbergen. Det amerikanske selskapet drev gruvedrift fra 1904, inntil det ble solgt til Store Norske Spitsbergen Kullkompani i 1916. Selskapets stifter het Longyear, og ga navn til Longyearbyen

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        Gaspard de la Nuit. Fantaisies ˆ la manire de Rembrandt et de Callot. Illustrations d'Armand SŽguin.

      Paris, Ambroise Vollard 1904. - Gr.-8¡. XXX, 310 S., 1 Bl. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen von Armand SŽguin. SpŠterer, marmorierter Halblederbd. auf 5 BŸnden mit goldgepr. RŸckentitel und Kopfgoldschnitt (Schnitt etwas stockfleckig, RŸcken leicht verblasst, Orig.-Brosch. miteingebunden). Eines von 100 Ex. (Nr. 27) sur chine (Ges.aufl. 376 Ex.). - Die ersten und die letzten BlŠtter etwas stockfleckig. Lang fr

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        Lyrics of Life and Love

      Boston: Herbert B. Turner and Company 1904 - 8vo., grey boards and yellow cloth lettered in yellow; spine faded, lightly worn; front joint loosened. First edition of Braithwaite's first book. Porter p. 17; Blockson 5791. One of five hundred copies, the entire edition. A presentation copy, inscribed: "Willard Huntington Wright -- 'I am glad daylong for the gift of song, / For time and change and sorrow; / For the sunset wings and the world-end things / Which hang on the edge of tomorrow. / I am glad for my heart whose gates apart / Are the entrance-place of wonders, / Where dreams come in from the rush and din / Like sheep from the rains and thunders.' And with the cordial esteem of his friend, William Stanley Braithwaite, March 1908," on the flyleaf. (The verse was from "Rhapsody" in "Lyrics of Life and Love.") ---- In an interview with poet Sara Teasdale's biographer Margaret Carpenter, Braithwaite (1878-1962) spoke of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939) as "one of my dearest friends since his Harvard days." America's premier detective novelist, Wright (better known as S.S. Van Dine) published some 15 crime-solving books between 1926 and 1939. He contributed "Song by the Sea" to the first issue of Braithwaite's "Poetry Journal" (1912). Nearly forty years after "Lyrics of Life and Love" was published and generally dismissed for its lack of racial self-consciousness, Braithwaite finally seized the opportunity to correct misconceptions. The collection of 63 poems, the Atlanta University professor apprised 'Phylon' readers in "The House Under Arcturus" (serialized 1941-1942), had meant "to demonstrate, in however humble a degree, that a man of color was the equal of any other man in possession of the attributes that produced a literature of human thought and experience, and to force a recognition of this common capacity and merit from the appreciation of the reading public and the authority of critical opinion. And I resolved with equal determination, not to treat racial materials or racial experiences, until this was recognized." A compelling association copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Shooting Trip to Kamchatka

      Rowland Ward, London - 1904, 1st edition. () Very good. xvi, 302pp. Bound in plain blue cloth with gilt title on spine, the binding seems to be a remainder binding of some sort as it has a couple of old booksellers tickets attached. Yellow endpapers. 113 illustrations from photographs, 5 photogravures, 2 folding maps [1 large in pocket at rear]. Nice solid clean condition, hinges fully intact, text block clean. Bookplate on front paste down. A clean attractive copy. A superior copy of this scarce title. Elim Demidoff's three books on Hunting in Asia [also see our item After Wild Sheep in the Altai and Mongolia] are among the most sought after titles on hunting in Mongolia, Russia and China. Heavily illustrated with photographs of trophies taken, people encountered and remote places visited. A must for any serious collector of Hunting literature. With the interesting bookplate of Baron Bouck. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        The Writings of

      Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1897-1904 - 8 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece portraits, numerous illustrations. Contemporary three quarter red morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g. , marbled boards. Almost fine. BAL 378, 379 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Judith of Bethulia

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1904. First. First edition. A trifle edgeworn, still easily fine in a very good example of the very uncommon printed dustwrapper with small splits, nicks, and tears. An epic dramatic poem that was the basis for two films, most importantly D.W. Griffith's 1914 version, which was his first feature length film, the first of his "epics," and the film that laid the groundwork for his future spectaculars. The budget shocked the Biograph film company, and Griffith was soon let go, to the eventual benefit of all of filmdom. Exceptionally uncommon in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        In The Dwellings Of The Wilderness. With Decorations in Colour

      NY: Henry Holt, 1904. First edition.. Original light brown decorative cloth designed and lettered in green and white. Title page printed in red & black. Two small colour vignette illustrations as chapter headings. 184pp. plus 4pp. publishers ads at rear. Binding signed: BS (Bertha Stuart). Some edge wear, light fraying to spine ends, white lettering and design mostly gone from the spine, but with the front cover in decent condition. Inner hinges are loose, but intact. Short tear in the blank leaf second from the rear, a very good copy otherwise, the plates unfoxed. This is the first issue, which contains the two color plates, and the binding of which is lettered in white and designed in green. A remainder issue exists, which was issued without the plates and with the binding designed and lettered in brown and red. A short novel of a mummified female vampire awakened from her Egyptian tomb. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s: 747. Smith, American Fiction 1901-1925: T-69. Robert Eighteen Bisang: "one of the top 50 vampire novels."

      [Bookseller: William Matthews, Bookseller]
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        An Autobiography

      London: Williams & Norgate. 1904. First. First edition. Two volumes. Thick octavos. Brown cloth gilt. Very short tear at the crown of volume one, slight foxing on title pages, and modest bumping at the extremities, a near fine set. Thomas Hardy's copy, with his bookplate in each volume, and his ownership Signature: "Thomas Hardy. Max Gate, Dorchester" on the title page of volume one. One small note in pencil in the index in an unknown hand, possibly Hardy's. Autobiography of the philosopher and political theorist with a nice association. .

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        Tory M.P.'s on Mr. Brodrick's Army Corps Scheme, bound in Pamphlets & Leaflets for 1903, Being the Publications for the Year of the Liberal Publication Department

      Liberal Publication Department, London 1904 - This Bound volume contains Liberal Leaflet No. 1923 entitled "Tory M.P.s on Mr. Brodrick's Army Corps Scheme". The pamphlet is 4 pages in length and contains two excerpts from Churchill's House of Commons Speech of 24 February 1903 - the last of his famous six oratorical assaults on Brodrick's plan to expand the Army. In 1903 Winston Churchill was a brash new member of Parliament. The Secretary of State for War, John Brodrick, had introduced a plan for expanding the peacetime Army. Brodrick was a fellow Conservative and Cabinet member. Churchill had been an Army officer and had partaken in four wars on three continents before election to Parliament in 1900. Nonetheless, Churchill vehemently assaulted Brodrick's plan. Fascinatingly, this was the same fight upon which Churchill's father, Lord Randolph Churchill, had gambled and lost his own political career in 1886. Unlike that of his father, Churchill's opposition ultimately prevailed, with Churchill making six major speeches on the subject in two years. Published here are two separate excerpts from Churchill's House of Commons speech of 24 February 1903, the last of these six speeches. The full text of the address was subsequently collected in Winston S. Churchill His Complete Speeches under the title "Army Organization" in Volume I, pp. 164-175 (the Churchill excerpts appearing on pp. 167 and 173). The only other publication is in Mr. Brodrick's Army, under the title "Promise and Performance" with an erroneous date of 23 February. Of great interest, these are the only three known published appearances of this speech and the extract that appears here differs significantly in phraseology among all three publications. The fact that these speech excerpts - by a Conservative M.P. attacking the plan of a Conservative Cabinet member - are published by the Publications Department of the Liberal Party presages the momentous impending change in Churchill's political alignment. In 1904 Churchill would leave the Conservative Party of his father to join the Liberals. He would not return to the Tories until 1924. The bound volume offered here is itself is a fascinating piece of history, containing a total of 20 pamphlets and 62 leaflets, many of which are unlikely to now be found anywhere else given their fragility and ephemeral nature. The volume is bound in a dark brown quarter cloth spine over heavy gray-blue cardboard covers. The book measures 8.25 inches tall by 5.75 inches wide by 1.75 inches thick. It contains a table of contents indexing by subject the numerous bound pamphlets and leaflets, as well as an Index of Subjects. Condition is very good. The brown cloth spine retains bright gilt and shows just minor wear to extremities. The boards show light soiling and wear at the corners and edges. The contents are truly excellent - clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. The pamphlet bearing Churchill's speech excerpts is pristine with no wear or flaws. Additional images available upon request. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D1/1, unknown to Woods [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Poetical Works

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press,, 1904. Including Materials Never Before Printed in Any Edition of the Poems. Edited with Textual Notes by Thomas Hutchinson. Octavo (215 × 130 mm). Contemporary red morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun, spine gilt in compartments, upper board with oval miniature of Shelley under glass, double line rule and elaborate floral pattern to boards and turn-ins and all edges gilt, red silk doublures. Portrait frontispiece. Excellent condition. Handsome Cosway-style binding over a significant edition of Shelley's complete poetic works, including previously unpublished material.

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        Lexikon der gesamten Technik und ihrer Hilfswissenschaften (8 Bde. u. 2 Ergänzungsbde.).

      Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1904 - 4°, ca. 8000 S., unzähl. Abb., HLdr., goldgeprägt., Min. berieben, 2 Kapitale wenig eingerissen, einige Deckel min. fleckig, insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Zweiter, vollständig neu bearbeitete Auflage. Bd. I: A bis Biegung; Bd. II: Biegungsachse bis Dollieren; Bd. III: Dolomit bis Feuerturm; Bd. IV: Feuerungsanlagen bis Haustelegraphen; Bd. V: Haustenne bis Kupplungen; Bd. VI: Kupplungen bis Papierfabrikation; Bd. VII: Papierfärberei bis Schwefelsäure; Bd. VIII: Schwefelsäuresalze bis Zytase. Un d 2 Ergänzungsbde. 25000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HOUR-GLASS. CATHLEEN NI HOULIHAN, THE POT OF BROTH: BEING VOLUME TWO OF PLAYS FOR AN IRISH THEATRE.

      London: A.H. Bullen, 1904. - Cloth backed boards, paper spine label, edges untrimmed. Spine label darkened and soiled, minor soiling to edges, a trace of foxing to endsheets, but a very good copy. Half morocco slipcase. First British edition. An important association copy, inscribed by Yeats in the month of publication on the front free endsheet: "George Russell from his friend the writer -- March, 1904". During his life, Yeats formed few literary friendships from which he received as much as he gave. One of the foremost was his association with the poet George William Russell. "A.E. was my oldest friend," he confided to an admirer on Russell’s death in 1935, "We began our work together." WADE 53.

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        The Works

      Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare Head Press,, 1904. 10 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in full brown morocco, two red labels, gilt titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, gilt decorative border to boards, marbled endpapers top edges gilt. With frontispiece portraits. A beautifully bound set. The Stratford Town Edition, limited to 1000 copies printed on handmade paper of which this is number 25.

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        Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The

      London: , 1904. - A Fine Tale of Benjamin BunnyFirst Edition, Third Printing POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., n.d., [1905].First edition, third printing (March 1905). Twelvemo ( 5 7/16 x 4 1/16 in; 138 x 105 mm). 84, [1], [1, printer's imprint] pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-six color plates. Black and white vignette on title-page. Quinby Plate II endpapers as called for.Original tan boards lettered in green with color pictorial label on front cover, ruled and lettered in dark green on front cover and lettered in dark green on spine. A fine copy, as bright and clean as one could hope for.There were three printings of the first edition of The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. The first printing was of 20,0000 copies in September 1904, the second printing was of 10,000 copies in October 1904, and the third printing was of 7,500 copies in March 1905. The first two printings have the date "1904" on the title-page whilst the third printing does not.Quinby 6. Linder, p. 424. V & A 1581. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Scarlet Letter. A Romance. Literally Reprinted from the First Edition

      New York: Privately Printed, 1904 - One of only 125 copies printed on Japanese imperial paper (with one additional copy was printed on vellum). 4to. Frontispiece and 14 plates by A. Robaudi and C. Graham, each plate in two states - colored and unclored - for 30 plates in total. [8], 333 pp. Jansenist-style crimson morocco, joints repaired, brown morocco doublures. Bookplate of Louis Achincloss and his pencil notes on front and rear blanks partially erased

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        lot de 19 numéros suivis du 29 févier au 15 décembre 1904 (manque le numéro du 30 novembre),

      Hanoi, Schneider 1904, - 19 numéros grand in-8, environ 80 pp. par numéros soit environ 1600 pp. au total, quelques illustrations, cartes en couleurs, brochés. Suite de la revue Excursions et Reconnaissances, d'une haute teneur scientifique, avec des articles de Raquez, Bonifacy, Giran, Hardouin, Leclere, Cadière, Lunet de Lajonquière, etc, concernant également le Siam. Littérature, explorations, économie politique, ethnographie, folklore, histoire, etc. Contes du pays d'Annam, Traditions et superstitions siamoises, Rites de la mort chez les Thô, Légende Djarai, Les montagnards des Cent Mille Monts, Les rois de Luang Prabang, La fête du lac des Etats-Shans, Les Thavais, La chanson au Laos, La question du quôc ngu, etc, etc. Revue imprimée sur papier couché de bonne qualité, mais les couvertures sont en papier cassant, et 7 numéros sont défraîchis: plats détachés ou dos fendu, numéro du 29 février très défraîchi. Attention, ensemble lourd! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

      London: Frederick Warne 1904 - First edition. 12mo, pp. 85, original light brown boards with coloured pictorial onlay on upper cover, as issued, dark green lettering. Backstrip complete although rubbed & darkened, rubbing and marking to boards. text block detached from binding and several leaves detached but present. Small area of front free endpaper adhered to front pastedown- quite possibly restorable. Muffetees mispelt Muffatees on p. 15. Contents clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Croquet Association Gazette 1904-1981 - Full Run In Green Half Morocco (27), & 4

      The Croquet Association 1904 - Complete run of the 'Official Organ of the Croquet Association' from the Volume 1 Number 1, In April of 1904 at which stage 'Every member of the Croquet Association [is] entitled to to free delivery of every copy of the Croquet Association Gazette.' to Issue number 164 of December 1981. Includes a supplementary volume comprising facsimile full page extracts covering croquet from a journal entitled 'Lawn Tennis' from 1898 to 1900. Vol.1, Issue 1 -Vol XVII, Issue 17 (1904-1920) folio format. Vols. 18- issue 164 (1921-1981) large quarto format. Black and white photographs and illustrations. Advertisments to paginated leaves and preliminaries, all covers, title sheets bound in. All bound in half blue-green morocco with red title labels, gilt embossed titles to spines. Volume XXXVI, No. 22 (total issue no. 901) of September 9th, 1939 was the last to have a volume number. Between May 25th 1940 and November 24th, 1945 were issued only 7 editions which bore 'War Emergency Numbers' the last being VJ (7). Following the end of the war the editions were numbered by issues per year until December 1953 at which stage a name change was enacted, the journal simplifying its title to 'Croquet' and numbered solely in sequential issues from Number 1 until the end of this run at 164. All volumes are complete and nice and square bearing only occasional handling marks and rubbed edges or foxing to fore-edges but being largely bright and clean. Some volumes bear ring binding holes and vary occasional leaves are loose (only 3 seen) New endpapers to all but a few volumes, the majority bearing the bookplate of David Prichard. Light shelf wear present to all bindings and some corners very mildly bumped with the only significant damage to bindings being a small (0.5 - 1cm) closed tear to the leather at the tail of the spine occurring on volumes XXX-XXXI & XXXII-XXXIII. All in all a very good condition run and the most comprehensive set seen.  

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        Writings of John Burroughs: (signed, ltd)

      Houghton, Mifflin, Boston & N.Y 1904 - Signed on autograpg page by Burroughs & Publisher, #670 of 750. This limited set was first issued in 14-vols in 1904/1905. (Vol #15 to #23 of the 23 vol set was issued later as printed from 1905 till 1913). Paper spine lables; illus; top edge trimmed, others uncut.** 9 Books still in publisher's wrapper's. No manuscript leaf. COND BOOKS In Pub/Wrappers = AS NEW for Vols. 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9,11,12,13. COND BOOKS = V.G + to Fine. for Vols. 4, 7, 10, 14 (slight to mod sun fade spines) COND BOOK = G + for Vol.1, sun fade spine; about 15 small nicks on spine, not effecting paste down title. ** Some wrappers have tiny rips/tears/small pieces missing. Ref: BAL, vol. I, p446. Weight 29 lbs. Extra Postage Required Size: 8vo 8-3/4 x 6 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLETE WRITINGS

      Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1904 - 16 Mostly Unopened, Handsomely Gilt VolumesWith Morocco Doublures and Much Shelf Appeal. 222 x 146 mm (8 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 16 volumes. Last three volumes (containing "Letters") edited by Charles Eliot Norton. "Edition de Luxe." ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. VERY HANDSOME DARK GREEN MOROCCO, EXTRAVAGANTLY GILT, covers with a wavy gilt border and charming floral ornaments at corners, central panel (with square-notched corners) formed by six parallel gilt lines; raised bands, spine compartments attractively gilt with scrolling flowers and foliage enclosing a floral fleuron centerpiece, wide turn-ins with elaborate gilt decoration featuring many large and small roses and leaves on stylized lattice work, the turn-ins enclosing SCARLET-COLORED POLISHED MOROCCO DOUBLURES, crimson watered silk free endleaves, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed, MOSTLY UNOPENED (six of the volumes entirely unopened, and all but one of the others largely so). With 80 mounted photogravure illustrations on India paper (including frontispieces, one double plate, and one plate with four portraits). Original tissue guards. Front joint of first volume a bit worn (rear joint a little flaked), a half dozen other joints with a hint of rubbing, spines evenly sunned to an attractive olive brown, one small cover scuff, two leaves roughly opened (with no serious consequences), other isolated trivial imperfections, but a nearly fine set in quite an attractive binding, the leather lustrous, and the (mostly unopened) text essentially undisturbed. These bindings look extremely good on the shelf, and the doublures of scarlet--especially as they face crimson-colored watered silk--are a bold highlight of the flamboyant decoration. Though not to be found atop the Mt. Olympus of American literature, James Russell Lowell (1819-91) made significant contributions over a long period of time as a journalist, editor, critic, poet, philosopher, and essayist. He was the first editor of the "Atlantic Monthly" and later co-editor of the "North American Review"; he was the second president of the Modern Languages Association; and he achieved literary prominence not only in America, but abroad, where he enjoyed a triumphal European tour from 1872-74. He was at his best when dispensing folk wit and wisdom, something that obviously informs his first significant work, "The Biglow Papers," which Day describes as "a masterpiece in the genre of folksy philosophizing in American dialect." Among other important contributions is his long poem "A Fable for Critics," which includes--in not always laudatory terms--his personal characterizations of major contemporaneous American writers and his reviews of their work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Great Golfers: Their Methods At A Glance

      Macmillan 1904 - With contributions by Harold H.Hilton, J.H.Taylor, James Braid, Alex Herd, Harry Vardon. Beldam was a professional photographer and the first practitioner to properly capture sportsmen in action. Before he came onto the scene "real action" shots were posed. Large 8vo. Full-page frontispiece, 268 real action-photographs. Dark green Nigerian goat binding, decorative gold leaf trim to front and back covers, raised bands edged in gold leaf to the spine, top edges gilt, hand-made marbled end-papers. A handsome copy.

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        Die Kunst. Albrecht Dürer von Franz Servaes. Mit zwei Photogravüren und vierzehn Vollbildern in Ton- und Strichschätzung,

      Marquardt & Co., 1904 - Ex-biblio mit Schulstempeln und Aufkleber, Buchrücken fast vollständig abgerissen, Cover bestossen und altersfleckig, wenige Altersflecken und Unterstreichungen auf den Seiten, kaum nachgedunkelt. Altersfreigabe (FSK) ab 0 Jahre Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 200

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        The Complete Writings of James Russell Lowell, with Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles. In 16 Volumes (Complete)

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1904 - Half morocco, top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. Dampstaining to the last half of pages of first volume. Moisture only penetrated about a quarter of an inch from top edge. Water also caused slight warp to back board and discoloration to leather spine. Still a very nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Souvenir Of Twenty Years Football . Illustrations And Records Of English And New Zealand Teams Since 1884

      Christchurch, New Zealand: Walter E. Knott 1904 - Souvenir brochure commemorating the first 20 years of rugby union in the Empire, published to coincide with the visit of the British rugby team to Australia and New Zealand in 1904. With 15 photographs of early teams since 1884 including the 1904 British team, New Zealand 1893, New South Wales (Australia) 1901, England team in New Zealand 1888, Etc. Across the centrepages is a superb panoramic view of a Test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1903. Oblong format (14 x 33cms). 32pp. 16 photographs. Original orange stiffened paper covers, spine sl rubbed and string binding loose. A fine copy of this extremely rare souvenir.

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        The Sphinx without a Secre, The Canterville Ghost, The Model Millionaire

      Very Good. - 1904. First Edition. Paperback. 64pp. Privately printed. Place and date of publication unknown. 4to, original printed blue-gray wrappers. First edition of this collection, one of 300 numbered copies. Wilde's comic ghost story and two ironic society sketches issued in a pirated edition produced by Leonard Smithers, or by Wright & Jones, a firm of unscrupulous booksellers on Fulham Street, or by both of them. Seperately and in cahoots, they issued numerous piracies of Wilde's writings shortly after his death. Wrappers a little worn at the head and foot of the spine and slightly soiled; very good copy. Keywords: Literature - Rare - Irish - Wilde. First edition copy. . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SALMON FISHING ON THE GRAND CASCAPEDIA

      DeVinne Press 1904 - #85 of only 100 copies printed in 1904 in the first issue for distribution to family and friends. 6 5/8” x 9 7/8”, 143 pp. with 19 illustrations (three plates are the fine halftone color images of the fishing flies); 16 photogravures of fishermen, fisher ladies, and fish, campsites, etc. Printed on watermarked Fabriano paper. Vellum spine and corners with printed title label at top of spine and blue/gray paper-covered boards. Spine vellum shows a little light wear, age-related tanning to gray paper on covers. With bookplate of William L. Maclean III, a noted newspaper man and outdoor enthusiast. Overall, a very nice copy of a rare book in its first issue (the second issue of May, 1904, also of 100 copies printed by De Vinne had additional material, a different paper and 152 pages). The author Edmund Walstein Davis was Heir to the Davis Vegetable Painkiller fortune, and one of the founding members of the Cascapedia Club. He describes some interesting early fishing on the river, which is widely considered home to the largest Atlantic salmon in North America (Forty and Fifty pound fish!). Published in 1904 for family and friends in an edition of only 100 copies, this book contains some reasoned thoughts on salmon behavior and fly patterns, and both color and sepia plates illustrate period patterns and life on and along the river at that time. Included are views of the guides, canoes, Club buildings, and, of course, trophy specimens are never too far from the camera. But alas, in 1908, the author was killed by a gunshot wound at his camp while hunting in the area. Considerable mystery has surrounded the circumstance of his death for the past one hundred years and much has been published recently about this. However, one is clearly reminded of that irrefutable refrain: Dead men tell no tales. Just as it should be. This is a great book and a real find for the angling book collector. Note: I have included two of the period photos from the book as examples of the contents. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Ayres, Angling & Hunting Books]
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        Moderne Entwürfe für Bucheinbände. Band 1: Vorlagen für künstlerische Lederbände.

      Knapp, Halle ohne Jahr (1904). - 32 x 24,9 cm. 48 farbige Tafeln lose in Mejer 854. Die auf Kartons montierten Vorlagen wurden mit Gold und Farben auf verschiedenfarbige, unterschiedlich große, lederähnlich strukturierte Papiere gedruckt. Bei liegt ein Verlagsprospekt zum Erscheinen von Band 2 (Leineneinbände) mit Presse-Rezensionen zum vorliegenden Band. Original-Leinenmappe. Mappe stark angestaubt, fleckig und berieben, Rücken mit Schimmelflecken (ausgetrocknet), Gelenke der Mappenflügel knittrig und teils eingerissen. Trägerkartons der Tafeln teils stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Goegler]
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        SECRET COURT MEMOIRS (Edition de Grand Luxe, ten volumes, complete).

      The Grolier Society N.D., Paris and Boston - Limited, numbered Edition de Grand Luxe (This is No. 776 of only 1000 sets). Magnificently bound in half red crushed morocco over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, TEG. Profusely illustrated with tissue-protected plates. nd (c. 1904). This complete ten-volume set includes: (A) Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin, or The Character of the King of Prussia, his Ministers, Mistresses, Generals, Courtiers, Favourites, and the Royal Family of Prussia, by Count Mirabeau (two volumes, 16 plates); (B) Secret Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud in a Series of Letters from a Gentleman at Paris to a Nobleman in London (two volumes, 16 plates); (C) Secret Memoirs of the Court of the Empress Josephine, with Anecdotes of the Courts of Navarre and Malmaison, by Madame Ducrest (three volumes, 25 plates); (D) Secret Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV and the Regency, by the Duchesse d'Orleans, Mother of the Regent (one volume, nine plates); (E) Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Louis XV and XVI taken from the Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour, and from the Journal of The Princess Lamballe (two volumes, 16 plates). . Former owner's printed bookplate on each fep, otherwise unmarked, tight, fresh and clean, many pages uncut, clearly unread. Boards very mildly shelf-worn. An extremely handsome set. NEAR FINE. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains, DELUXE edition of 250 copies, 2 volumes complete

      New York: Privately printed by order of Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan 1904 - 1st edition, 1st printing. 25*17.5*10cm, wt:3.7kg. 2 volumes published in 1904 and 1911 respectively. Limited edition of 250 copies only. 2 ex-libris of Montclair Art Association. 158 color plates with tissue guards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter, Signed, May 24, 1904, referring to forthcoming publication of his book Science and Immortality.

      1904. 1904 - Very Good. First Edition. Letterhead: No. 1 Franklin Street, West, Baltimore. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Der Buntscheck. Ein Sammelbuch herzhafter Kunst für Ohr und Auge deutscher Kinder.

      Schaffstein,, Köln, 1904 - Köln, Schaffstein, 1904. 4°. 56 S., (1) S. (Anzeigen). Mit 10 ganzs. Illustr. u. zahlr. Textillustr. von Ernst Kreidolf, Konrad Ferdinand Edmund von Freyhold, Karl Hofer u. Emil Rudolf Weiss. Farb. illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenbd. (Neuer schwarzer Leinenrücken). Sehr gutes Exemplar. Huggler 177. - Seebass II, 432. - Schug 514. - Vgl. Cotsen 1724 (für 4.-10. Tsd.). Seltenes Exemplar der einfacheren Ausgabe (neben der handkolorierten Vorzugsausgabe) der ersten 4 Tsd. des avantgardistischen, aparten Kinderbuchs. Da der Verlag trotz grosser Ankündigung (und aus heutiger Sicht unverständlich) anfänglich bloss wenige Exemplare absetzte, half er sich durch den Austausch der Seiten 45/46 mit einer neuen Geschichte bei den noch ungebundenen Exemplaren der Startauflage von 10'000 Stück. Eine Neuauflage erfolgte 1905 od. 1906 (Bibliographien uneins) und ein Faksimile nach der Ausgabe 1904 im Insel Verlag in den 90er Jahren. Gemäss Verlag wurden die Illustrationen "mit zehn Farben und Gold gedruckt, anstatt des bisher üblichen Dreifarbendrucks". Mit vereinzelten Liedern (mit Noten) sowie Texten u. Gedichten von Oskar Wiener, Emanuel von Bodman, Gustav Kühl, Gustav Falke, Paula Dehmel, Emil Weber, Peter Hille, Karl Bienenstein, Richard Dehmel, Detlev von Liliencron, Paul Scheerbart u.a. "Vielleicht neben dem "Fitzebutze" das hervorragendste Dokument des Jugendstils im deutschen Kinderbuch" (Seebass). - Mit mehreren kl. altrestaurierten Einrissen. Falz beinahe durchgehend mit kl. Einrissen in Kopf u. Fuss. Unfachmännisch restauriert: Buchblock neu eingehängt. Einbandrücken u. -kanten (des ursprünglichen Pappbandes) mit textilem Klebeband verstärkt. (Neuer schwarzer Leinenrücken). Sehr gutes Exemplar. Farb. illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenbd.

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        The Sword of Song. Called by Christians The Book of The Beast

      Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, Benares,, 1904. Quarto. Original blue wrappers, titles and decoration to wrappers and backstrip in gold, all edges untrimmed. Printed in red and black. Pervasive water stain throughout, chiefly in the upper margin, light spotting, backstrip worn and partially defective with some repair. Better than "good" but not by far! First Edition, First Impression, Presumed second issue. Apparently one of just 100 copies printed. The first state of this scarce book was produced in only 10 copies with identical contents but with a red binding. This manifestation is dubbed the second edition by some, but on spurious grounds. Whatever its bibliographical status this is a distinctly uncommon and quite early piece of Crowleyiana.

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        The Russo-Japanese War. Fully Illustrated. KINKODO EDITION COMPLETE IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

      Kinkodo-Shoseki-Kabushiki-Kaisha Kinkodo Publishing Co Tokyo -05 1904 - 10 parts in 3 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, text in English, with very numerous chromolithographed and tinted plates (original tissue guards present where called for), many large folding maps on japon, and some hundreds of monochrome photographs (a number full-page), and maps in the text; original salmon cloth, backs lettered and tooled in gilt, red sprinkled edges, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, covers very lightly dust-soiled, joints lightly rubbed (but all bindings wholly sound), short pull and split in backstrip of third volume else a very good, bright, internally fine set. This magnificent record of one of the earliest major international conflicts of the twentieth century is remarkable on several counts. In essence an early partwork, it was compiled and issued whilst the war was still in progress, enabling its readers to follow the course and consequences of the fighting in a manner previously unparalleled. Certainly it is unique is the comprehensiveness and detail of its coverage, and in the variety and extent of its illustrations, the two together constituting a truly massive documentary resource. COMPLETE SETS OF THIS NOTABLE WORK ARE RARE, THE MORE SO IN ORIGINAL CLOTH IN THIS CONDITION. Wenckstern II,140. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Secret Court Memoirs [complete in 20 volumes]

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

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