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        The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson Poet Laureate

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1904. London - Macmillan and Co., 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very handsomely bound copy of the works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Features the former Poet Laureate's greatest works, including In Memoriam, Enoch Arden and The Lady of Shallot. Includes an engraved frontispiece of the author. With a large plate to the front pastedown, presenting the book to Miss E. A. Labram for '14 years of faithful service rendered to the Church. 'Condition: In an exquisite full tree calf binding with gilt detailing to boards and spine. Externally, extremities are a trifle worn with a little blackening and cracking to spine,the patina, however, remains lovely. Boards are held by cords only and could detach in post. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally very bright and clean with just a few scattered spots to the first and last few pages and the textblockedge. Overall: FAIR..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Nue.

      . Weichgrundradierung (Vernis mou), 1904, 18,5x14 cm, sehr breitrandiges Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Ina Grund G]
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        Dialstone Lane

      London - George Newnes, 1904. London - George Newnes, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this novel by W. W. Jacobs. With numerous illustrations by Will Owen. Publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: In a pictorial cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear and browning to spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Defence of Poesie

      Cambridge - University Press, 1904. Cambridge - University Press, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited edition of this essay by Sir Philip Sidney. Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan Age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poetry (also known as The Defence of Poesy or An Apology for Poetry), and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia. One of only two hundred and fifty copies printed. Condition: In a half-paper-vellum binding. Externally rubbed, with marks and slight wear to the head of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bookseller's label of Deighton, Bell and Co to the front pastedown. Ink signature to front blank. Pages are bright, with just the odd spot (foxing to end blanks). Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Highways and Byways in East Anglia

      London - Macmillan and Co, 1904. London - Macmillan and Co, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A smartcopy of this thorough and beautifully illustrated early twentieth century account of East Anglia. First edition 1901, reprinted 1904. With14 chapters, including 'Ipswich, Woodbridge, Parham, and Framlingham', 'Lowestoft and Fritton Lake, Yarmouth and Breydon Water', 'The Broadland', 'Castle Rising, King's Lynn, and Marshland', 'Across the Fens', and 'The Isle of Ely'. Featuringnumerous illustrations by Joseph Pennell, including a frontispiece of Yarmouth Beach. With a fold out map to the rear. There is a publisher's catalogue to the rear. Condition: In a modern handcrafted half leather binding, with marbled paper coverings. Externally, slight fading to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Slight browning to page edges, with light foxing and spotting throughout, and the odd mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Traite sur les Elephants. Leurs soins habituels et leur traitement dans les maladies.

      Paris, Librairie C. Reinwald. Schleicher Freses., 1904.. XIII, 346 S. 1 Bl. Gr.-8° Originalleinenwand.. Seltenes Standardwerk zu Elephanten. Wohlerhaltenes Bibliotheksexemplar mit einigen Stempeln, teilweise unaufgeschnitten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        The Spanish Story of the Armada and Other Essays

      London, New York and Bombay - Longmans, Green and Co., 1904. London, New York and Bombay - Longmans, Green and Co., 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of six essays by James Anthony Froude entitled The Spanish Story of the Armada and Other Essays with a preface by the author to front. A new impression. James Anthony Froude (1818 - 1894, was an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. A prize presentation copy with a bookplate to front pastedown dated 1808. Condition: Handsomely bound in calf. Externally, smart with only slight wear to extremities and fading, in particular to rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only slight spotting to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Jephthah's Daughter and Other Poems

      London- Printed at the Chiswick Press for Private Circulation, 1904. London- Printed at the Chiswick Press for Private Circulation, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce edition of Jephthah's Daughter and Other Poems by Edward Henry Pember and unnumbered limited edition asignedpresentation copy by the author. 'To Brooks' Club from the Writer,1904'. With 'Brooks's' bookplate to front pastedown. First edition. Jephthah, as described in the Old Testament's Book of Judges, served as a judge over Israel for a period of six years (Judges 12:7). He lived in Gilead and was a member of the Tribe of Manasseh. His father's name was also Gilead. The Book of Judges describes Jephthah as leading the Israelites in battle against Ammon and, as the result of a rash vow, he sacrificed his daughter after defeating the Ammonites. An alternative interpretation of the story is that his daughter was subject to a chastity vow as a sacrifice. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and the odd slight mark. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only slight handling marks mostly to front and rear and text block edge and slight offsetting to front endpapers. Previous owner's small initial ink stamp to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        EL MONITOR DE LA FARMACIA Y DE LA TERAPÉUTICA. Desde el Nº 262 de 1903 al Nº 332 de 1904

      Revista, Marid 1904 - 452, 448 pág 28x20 cm Tapa blanda, tela Cubierta deslucida, marcas de uso El monitor de la farmacia y de la terapéutica 262-332 Revista decenal científico-técnica: la clorofila y sus derivados; bacteriología páctica; casos químico-legales; química biológica; los hongos patógenos; caracteres y ensayos de los medicamentos, etc. Numerosísmos articulos.

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        The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

      London - Henry Frowde, 1904. London - Henry Frowde, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive copy of the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. With tissue-guarded frontispiece of the author. Condition: In a half-vellum binding. Externally smart, with just a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just some spotting to the endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        ATLANTEN. Medlemsblad for Foreningen "De danske Atlanterhavsöer".

      . Saerskilte Artikler og Foreningsanliggender 1904-1919. 5 bd. (Det udkomne). Kbhvn. 1906-19. Rigt illustr. Rent og velholdt saet indbundet i 7 private hlvpluviusin med papirlabels pa forperme / 2 halvlaerredsbind med guldtryk pa rygge, bind 3-5 med (naesten) alle de orig. hefteomslag. Navn overstreget pa friblad i bind 1. * Blad nr. 175-76: DANIEL BRUUN: Turistruter paa Faeröerne. 2 bind (1: Oprejse - Land og Folk. 2: Fra Ö til Ö). Kbhvn.: 1917-18. Rigt illustr. 130 + 148 s. + udfoldeligt kort. Disse 2 medlemsblade er indbundet separat i 2 lidt nyere private halvlaerredsbind med guldtryk pa ryggene..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        ATLANTEN. Medlemsblad for Foreningen "De danske Atlanterhavsøer".

      Særskilte Artikler og Foreningsanliggender 1904-1919. 5 bd. (Det udkomne). Kbhvn. 1906-19. Rigt illustr. Rent og velholdt sæt indbundet i 7 private hlvpluviusin med papirlabels på forperme / 2 halvlærredsbind med guldtryk på rygge, bind 3-5 med (næsten) alle de orig. hefteomslag. Navn overstreget på friblad i bind 1.. Blad nr. 175-76: DANIEL BRUUN: Turistruter paa Færøerne. 2 bind (1: Oprejse - Land og Folk. 2: Fra Ø til Ø). Kbhvn.: 1917-18. Rigt illustr. 130 + 148 s. + udfoldeligt kort. Disse 2 medlemsblade er indbundet separat i 2 lidt nyere private halvlærredsbind med guldtryk på ryggene

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. Con un proemio de Don José María Asensio. Ilustraciones de Don José Moreno Carbonero y Don Laureano Barrau

      Barcelona, Francisco Seix, Editor, s. a. (1904-1905). Dos volúmenes en 4to. mayor; LXXXVIII-607 pp. + XXIII-667 pp., más 13 láminas de fuera de texto, impresas en color. Ilustraciones de José Moreno Carbonero y Laureano Barrau. Excelente impresión, con cabeceras y capitulares ornamentales en color. Encuadernación original en tela estampada y media piel. Corte superior dorado.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        The Surprising Adventures of Tuppy and Tue

      London Cassell 1904 - First Edition thus of this reset and reissued version of Two Old Ladies etc. A magical tale. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, the first instance of his colour illustrations in book form. 4 colour plates and 19 in black and white. Slight foxing throughout else VG in mid blue decorated cloth covers No dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ms. Brief mit einigen eigenh. Zeilen und U. ("W. Nernst").

      Göttingen, 19. II. 1904.. 1 S. Gr.-4to. Mit ms. adr. Kuvert.. An den Physiker Stefan Meyer (1872-1949), ein bedeutender Schüler Boltzmanns und Pionier der Erforschung der Radioaktivität, später Leiter des international renommierten Wiener Institut für Radiumforschung, betr. einer Feier zu Ehren Ludwig Boltzmanns: "Nachträglich noch vielen Dank für Ihr freundliches Schreiben vom 23. v. Mts.: unter solchen Umständen schien es mir aber doch richtiger, die Reise nach Wien aufzugeben [...] Hoffentlich wird Ihr Abend morgen zu aller u. besonders des lieben Jubilar's Zufriedenheit verlaufen! [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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 Original-Leinenmappe. Mappe stark angestaubt, fleckig und berieben, Rücken mit Schimmelflecken (ausgetrocknet), Gelenke der Mappenflügel knittrig und teils eingerissen. Trägerkartons der Tafeln teils stockfleckig.. 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Gögler, Einzelunterne]
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        The Picture Books: A Complete Set in Individual Numbers.

      Frederick Warne 1904-1910, London - Offered here is a total of 17 Picture Books published by Warne, ca. 1904-1910, all with original glassine dust wrappers and all fine condition comprising the complete output of early reprints for this famed series, plus a duplicate copy of John Gilpin. Some fraying to glassines, and yellowing. Books are all fine. A rare set in this condition [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Sea-Fishing Industry of England and Wales

      London - Edward Stanford, 1904. London - Edward Stanford, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of The Sea-Fishing Industry of England and Wales by F. G. Aflalo. A popular account of the sea fisheries and fishing ports of those countries. With a sea fisheries map and numerous photographs by the author and others. Condition: In a decorative dark green cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Corners are bumped. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. There is a bookplate to the frontpastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Rome and its Story

      London- J. M. Dent, 1904. London- J. M. Dent, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated exploration into the people, sights and history of Rome, from ancient times up to the Renaissance. Withvarious coloured plates, some of which are foldingand numerous illustrations throughout the text by Aubrey Waterfield. Condition: In original pictorial cloth binding. Externally, boards are rubbed with somefading to the spine and rear board. Internally, generally firmly bound, bright and generally clean, with only the odd light spot. Previous owner's ink stamp to the front free endpaper and remains of pasted in newspaper article. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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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.. London: A.H. Bullen, 1904.. Green cloth, grey boards, paper spine label. Foxing early and late, a few small spots to boards, else a very good copy. First British edition. Lady Gregory's copy, with her bookplate. Inscribed: "Lady Gregory from [deletion] WB Yeats." An association copy rising somewhat beyond its obvious import, as CATHLEEN NI HOULIHAN was essentially a collaborative work by Yeats and Gregory. This is one of two presentation copies of this book to Gregory. The other copy included a draft of a 14-line poem by Yeats on a preliminary blank, as well as some scattered corrections on nine pages. It sold at the 1986 Gilvarry sale (lot 487), and reappeared in 2005 (Christie’s New York, 2 December, lot 100 - $42,000). Lady Gregory recorded the circumstances of her first meeting with Yeats, and the birth of a friendship central to modern Irish literary history in 'Our Irish Theatre': "On one of those days at Duras in 1898, Mr. Edward Martyn, my neighbour, came to see the Count (de Basterot), bringing with him Mr.Yeats, whom I did not then know very well, though I cared for his work very much and had already, through his directions, been gathering folk- lore. They had lunch with us, but it was a wet day, and we could not go out. After a while I thought the Count wanted to talk to Mr. Martyn alone; so I took Mr. Yeats to the office where the steward used to come to talk, ­less about business I think than of the Land War or the state of the country, or the last year's deaths and marriages from Kinvara to the headland of Aughanish. We sat there through that wet afternoon, and though I had never been at all interested in theatres, our talk turned on plays. Mr. Martyn had written two, The Heather Field and Maeve. They had been offered to London managers, and now he thought of trying to have them produced in Germany where there seemed to be more room for new drama than in England. I said it was a pity we had no Irish theatre where such plays could be given. Mr. Yeats said that had always been a dream of his, but he had of late thought it an impossible one, for it could not at first pay its way, and there was no money to be found for such a thing in Ireland. We went on talking about it, and things seemed to grow possible as we talked, and before the end of the afternoon we had made our plan. We said we would collect money, or rather ask to have a certain sum of money guaranteed. We would then take a Dublin theatre and give a performance of Mr. Martyn's Heather Field and one of Mr. Yeats's own plays, 'The Countess Cathleen'. I offered the first guarantee of £25." WADE 53.

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        Ungarische Zirkusreiterin, 1904

      1904. Bleistift und Kohle auf Papier, oben links signiert: "H. Arnold" und oben rechts bezeichnet und datiert: "Ungar. Circusreiterin Berlin 1904", 27,4 x 23,7 cm. Herbert Arnold gehört zu jener Generation vergessener Künstler, die in den ersten beiden Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts den tiefgreifenden Umbrüchen in der Kunstlandschaft nicht folgten. Expressionismus, Futurismus, Kubismus, Abstraktion: all dies blieb für Arnold wie für viele andere ein Fremdwort. Nach Ausbildungen an der Akademie in Leipzig und Berlin betätigte er sich hauptsächlich als Graphiker und Illustrator, hielt sich 1909 in der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie auf und wurde 1911 Ehrenbürger von Berlin. Seine bevorzugten Sujets waren Märchen und Sagen, aber auch Genreszenen. Unser eindrucksvolles Blatt zeigt ihn darüber hinaus als treffenden Porträtisten. Auch wenn der Zirkus und die Manege im 20. Jahrhundert zu einem beliebten Darstellungsmotiv in der Kunst wurden, so geht es Arnold in dieser Zeichnung ausschließlich um das Antlitz der Frau. Lediglich die Beschriftung weist sie als Zirkusreitern aus. Mit tiefen, in das Blatt hineingearbeiteten Strichen formt er das Haar und die Bluse zur plastischen Erscheinung und lässt das Porträt greifbar werden. Die asketische Strenge und Emotionslosigkeit mutet dem heutigen Betrachter besonders modern an, wenn man etwa die Porträtfotografien von Thomas Ruff im Hinterkopf hat. Gerade diese direkte Konfrontation ohne jeglichen Repräsentationszwang macht diese eindrucksvolle Zeichnung so anziehend.

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        Gebirgslandschaft mit See und Reiter im Vordergrund.

      0 - Oel auf Leinwand. Format: 53 x 62 cm. Unten links signiert: KOTÁSZ K. - Nach dem Studium an der Budapester Kunstgewerbeschule ging Kotász nach München und studierte bei Gabriel von Hackl und Otto Seitz an der akademie. Nach einem einjährigen Aufenthalt in Paris folgte eine Studienreise nach Italien. Ab 1904 stellte er regelmässig in seiner Heimatstadt Budapest aus. Die nervös-flockige Farbauftragung sind typisch für den Künstler. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        simplicissimus illustrierte wochenschrift

      simplicissimus verlag, münchen 1904 - 180 lose hefte aus 8 jahrgängen ca.16 bis20 seiten per heft.viele bilder in farbe.9ter jahrg.1904-7 st. 11elfter jahrg.1906- 18 st.12ter jahrg.1907-2 st.14ter jahrg.1909-9 st.15ter jahrg.1910-15 st.16ter jahrg.1911 -43 st.17ter jahrg.1912-48 st.18ter.jahrg.1913-38 st.die hefte sind teilweise randvergilbt und ein teil etwas randbraunfleckig vordere und rückseite.nameintragung mit bleistift erste seite.kleine einrisse und etwas angestaubt sonst noch gut erhalten,und jede nummer komplett.preis für alle 180 st.720 euro-4 euro st.samt extra frachtkosten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ERDGLOBUS FÜR DEN WELTVERKEHR im Verhältniss 1:16'500'00- Entworfen von Heinrich Kiepert (1818-1899). Mit Korrectionen und Nachträgen. Farblith. Kartenbild, mit Höhendarstellung in brauner Schummerung; Meeresströmungen, Treibeisgrenzen; die für den Weltverkehr wichtigen Eisenbahn- und Dampfschifflinien; Telegrafen- und Kabellinien; Kohlenstationen für Dampfer; überseeische Hafenplätze mit Reparaturvorrichtungen etc. Diameter 80cm; Gesamthöhe (inkl. Sockel) 145cm. Montiert auf massivem dreifüssigem Holzgestell mit eingebautem Kompass im Fusssockel und montiertem, aufklappbarem Breitengradmesser aus Holz.

      Berlin, Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen) 1904.. . Der grösste je im Verlag von Dietrich Reimer erschienene Erdglobus. - Dieser sehr grosse Globus stellt eine der bedeutenden Entwicklungen in der Globenproduktion dar. Das physisch-geographische Kartenbild ist mit brauner Höhenschummerung versehen. Die überregional wichtigen Eisenbahnlinien, das überseeische Kabelnetz, Dampferrouten mit Entfernungsangaben, Meeresströmungen und Treibeisgrenzen für die Schifffahrt sind auf dem Globus markiert. Im Bereich der Antarktis finden sich Hinweise auf Forschungsreisen. - Der Reimer-Verlag entsprach mit diesem erstmals 1896 veröffentlichten "Erdglobus für den Weltverkehr" dem allgemeinen Interesse der Öffentlichkeit an Welthandel und Weltverkehr im ausgehenden 19. und zu Beginn des 20. Jhs. Je nach Ausstattung kostete der Globus zwischen 100 bis 340 Reichsmark (vgl. Muris/Saarmann). Der erste Erdglobus mit 80cm Durchmesser wurde vom Reimer-Verlag zuerst 1886 ausgeliefert, Kieperts erster Entwurf dafür geht aber auf das Jahr 1859 zurück. Andere Verlage folgten erst weit nach 1900 mit eigenen Weltverkehrsgloben. Ein Exemplar des vorliegenden "Erdglobus für den Weltverkehr" findet sich (datiert "um 1905") im Institut für geographische Wissenschaften der Freien Universität Berlin; die grosse Globensammlung der Oesterreichischen Nationalbibliothek weist kein Exemplar dieses aufschlussreichen Globus auf. - Die Metallkugel mit 1 Delle (26 x 9cm), 1 Fehlstelle (ca. 12 x 12cm) im Bereich Südafrika handschr. ergänzt, 1 Einriss (20cm) mit 2 kleinen Fehlstellen (je 8mm), 4 weitere kleinere Einrisse, diese fachmännisch geklebt. Stellenweise leicht berieben und minimal fleckig. - Bibliographie: L. Zögner "Antike Welten. Neue Regionen". Heinrich Kiepert (1999), S. 145: Muris/Saarmann "Der Globus im Wandel der Zeiten (1961), S. 242; E. Dekker/P. van der Krogt "Globes from the Western World" (1993), Abb. 74-75. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        THE GODS OF THE EGYPTIANS OR STUDIES IN EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY.

      Lon: Methuen & Co., 1904, reprint, 2 vols., xxii, 525 pp.;viii, 431 pp. . E. A. Wallis Budge.  THE GODS OF THE EGYPTIANS OR STUDIES IN EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY.  Lon:  Methuen & Co., 1904, reprint, 2 vols., xxii, 525 pp.;viii, 431 pp. *** Budge was one of the world's leading Egyptologists at the turn of the century (1900).  In this work he seeks to clear up some of the confusion about ancient Egyptian religion and mythology.  With numerous text illustrations and heiroglyphic texts.  This edition was issued without color plates. *** Bound in dark red cloth boards with pictorial blindstamping on the front covers, pictorial gilt and gilt lettering on the spine.  The covers have moderate wear and soil, corners are bumped, spine ends are chipped.  Vol. 1 has been recased using original boards, with a brown leatherette spine and original backstrip laid down, new end papers.  The contents are clean and complete in good bindings. *** 10.25 " tall by 7.5 "

      [Bookseller: The Sangre Book Company]
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        Sammlung von 120 teils farbigen Postkarten, überwiegend mit Darstellungen aus dem Russisch-Japanischen Krieg von 1904-05. Um 1905. Nicht gelaufen. Meist 9 x 14 cm. Lose in 2 neuen Lwd.-Alben.

      1904. . Mit Ansichten von Port Arthur, Mukden, Side, Hido, Nagasaki, Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Tokio, Nara, Senjincho, Korea (meist Seoul), ferner Triumphzug japanischer Generäle, Ausstellung von Beutewaffen, Kriegsdenkmäler, Kriegszerstörungen und -anlagen, Eruptionen von Vulkanen auf den japanischen Inseln, festlich geschmückte Straßenbahn, Porträts japanischer Generäle sowie verschiedene volkskundliche Motive (koreanisches Brautpaar, chinesischer Märchenerzähler, Straßenhändler, Friseur, Opiumraucher, Einheimische, Trachten etc.).- Die Karten meist japanisch und englisch bezeichnet.- Aus dem Nachlass eines in Tietsin stationierten deutschen Marinesoldaten.-

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        An Autobiography. In two volumes

      London - Williams and Norgate, 1904. London - Williams and Norgate, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Spencer's autobiography, illustrated with plates. First Edition. Complete in two volumes. Both volumes feature tissue-guarded photographic portrait frontispieces. Volume I features numerous illustrated plates. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, lightly rubbed in places with a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Some light foxing to thetextblock edges and first and last few pages but otherwise generallyclean. Small tidemark to the upper margin of the frontispiece of volume II. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Synthetic Philosophy of Herbert Spencer [with] Selected Works of Herbert Spencer [and with] An Autobiography (18 Volumes Uniformly Bound, Westminster/Authorized Edition)

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1904. Hardcover. Very good. Westminster edition, a limited edition of 1000 numbered sets, this being #729. Also noted on the copyright pages as the Authorized Edition. Only the two Autobiography volumes bear a date on the title page, but this (1904) likely is, or is close to, the publication date for the entire set. Eighteen volumes uniformly bound in dark green cloth, with top edges gilt, gilt lettering on spines, and facsimile signature stamped in gilt on upper boards. All volumes but one are internally fine: bindings tight and square, no markings or foxing, some unopened pages. Unfortunately, the boards have sustained varying degrees of insect damage, and--on two volumes only (Education; Facts and Comments)--water damage. Please see accompanying photographs for examples. The Education volume has rippled pages (this is the single volume not fine internally). The spines have relatively little damage, and the set still looks quite attractive on the shelf. Titles in the Synthetic Philosophy series include: First Principles; The Principles of Ethics (2 vols); The Principles of Psychology (3 vols); The Principles of Sociology (5 Vols); The Principles of Biology (2 Vols); Titles in the Selected Works series include:Facts and Comments; Social Statics, Abridged and Revised, together with The Man Versus the State; and Education, Intellectual, Moral, and Physical. It probably goes without saying, but shipping charges will be more than standard for this heavy set. Please email for a shipping quote.

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        A History of English Furniture

      - London - Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 1904. - London - Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA collection of A History of English Furniture by Percy Macquoid. %0D%0AComplete in four volumes. %0D%0AThe set consists of The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany and The Age of Satinwood. %0D%0AWith Plates in Colour after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous Illustrations selected and arranged by the Author. %0D%0APercy Macquoid (18521925) was a theatrical designer and a collector and connoisseur of English furniture, and the author of articles, largely for Country Life, and of four books on the history of English furniture, the first major survey of the subject, which have been reprinted and are still of use today: The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany and The Age of Satinwood, ending his surveys about the year 1800. %0D%0AThese terms, particularly the first three, have become the standard terms for referring to these different periods and styles. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn burgundy cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines and gilt lettering and embellishments to the front boards. Externally,sound with slight rubbing. There is some bumping to the tops and tailsof the spines. There is some staining to the front board on The Age of Satinwood. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        Les Chefs-d'Oeuvre des Grands Maitres

      Paris - Hachette et Cie., 1904. Paris - Hachette et Cie., 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A study of the portraits of the Grand Masters, including Rembrandt, Botticelli, Watteau and Van Dyck. WIth forty-six plates throughout, collated complete. In French. Compiled by Charles Mareau-Vauthier, French painter and writer. He wrote several books on art published by Hachette (Les chefs-d'uvres des grands matres, Les peintres populaires, 1914, La Peinture, 1913), and is also the author of several novels. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, though rubbed, with some wear to the extremities and marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just some handling marks and the odd scattered spot. Overall:GOOD ONLY with a VERY GOOD interior..

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        1904 History of HENRY ESMOND William M. THACKERAY

      sp;- London - Macmillan and Co., Ltd, 1904. sp;- London - Macmillan and Co., Ltd, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A bright, cleancopy of The History of Henry Esmond by William Makepeace Thackeray. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Prize copy. With an'A. & F. Denny'bookbinder's ink stamp on the front free-endpaper. William Makepeace Thackeray, 1811 1863, was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. After his education, Thackeray travelled Europe, and then squandered his inheritance on gambling and unfortunate business enterprises. He turned to art, which he studied in Paris, but did not pursue the profession. After marrying Isabella Shawe, Thackeray took to writing and journalism to support himself and his family. His novels became moderately successful, along with his works for magazines such as Frasers Magazine, Foreign Quartley Review, Punch and the Morning Chornicle. It was not until later, with the publication of Vanity Fair and Henry Esmond, that Thackerays reputation grew. As the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography tells us, it is on Esmond that Thackeray's fame as a historical novelist primarily rests Set during the reign of Queen Anne, the novel focuses attention on the English revolution and on the conflicts over succession caused by William III and Anne having no surviving children. . . Henry Esmond, writes his memoirs in the twilight of his years on his estate in Virginia, a property he came to after all the events worth telling about his life have taken place. . . Perhaps the most intriguing thing about Henry's life is his successive discoveries that what he thought was true, wonderful, and good proves to be false, disappointing, and even evil Thackeray once again plays off the narrator's insights against the reader's suspicions, giving readers one of the most thought-provoking and unsettling among Victorian novels. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front hinge is just starting. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with some very slight browning and spotting on the endpapers. There is an ink inscription on thefront blank. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The Poetical Works of Longfellow

      London - Henry Frowde, 1904. London - Henry Frowde, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Oxford complete copyright edition. WIth frontispiece of the author. Condition: In a half-vellum binding. Externally smart, with just a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just some spotting to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Vers L'ecueil de Minicoy Apres Huit Ans Dans L'ocean Pacifique Et Indien a Bord Du Yacht "le Tolna

      Paris, 1904. Paris, 1904. b/w photo plates, linecuts, folding track charts. 4to. 395 pp. This lavishly produced book documents of a vanished way of life. The Hungarian Count Rodolfe Festetics von Tolna married a California heiress in 1892, and the following year the two took off on an extended seven year honeymoon cruise through the South Pacific. After divorcing the heiress he produced his first book, “Among the Cannibals,” which was something of a sensation. He followed it the next year with this one, “Toward the Reef of Minicoy.” He was a romantic, rather than a true scientist, but his interest in the people of Oceania, and their arts and cultural artifacts, was far ahead of its time. This book is richly illustrated with 50 plates of artifacts and more than 100 photographs of the natives he encountered. A classic example of early cultural anthropology. Text in French. Rebound in green buckram with leather spine label. VG-Fine.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      London - Methuen and Co., 1904. London - Methuen and Co., 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this issue of Oliver Goldsmith's novel, The Vicar of Wakefield. After Goldsmith gained renown as a poet, John Newbery finally published The Vicar of Wakefield in March 1766. The book was printed by Benjamin Collins of Salisbury, who had brought one-third of the copyright back in 1762, for Francis Newbery. Second and third editions, each consisting of 1000 copies, appeared in May and August respectively, printed by William Strahan; three editions were produced in Ireland in 1766 as well. Though the initial reception was mostly favourable questions immediately arose about its narrative structure. The Monthly Review commented: Through the whole course of our travels in the wild regions of romance, we never met with anything more difficult to characterize than the Vicar of Wakefield (Monthly Review, 34, 1766, 407). The Critical Review praised its genuine touches of nature, easy strokes of humour, pathetic pictures of domestic happiness and domestic distress (Critical Review, 21, 1766, 440) but faulted the awkward plot reversals in the second half. (DNB)With twenty-four beautifully coloured plates. Condition: In original publisher's paper vellum binding with original spine label affixed. Externally smart, with some shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        American Food and Game Fishes

      New York - Doubleday, Page and Co., 1904. New York - Doubleday, Page and Co., 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A guide to American fish, illustrated with photographic and coloured plates. Volume Five: Fishes from The Nature Library collection. Featuring a tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece. 'A popular account of all the species found in America north of the equator, with keys for ready identification, life histories and methods of capture'. 'Illustrated with coloured plates and text drawings, and with photographs from life by A. Radclyffe Dugmore'. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with some shelfwear and a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Very clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne

      London - Chatto and Windus, 1904. London - Chatto and Windus, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon, complete, attractive, first edition set of the poetic work of Swinburne. With tissue-guarded frontispiece tovolume VIshowing the author at 52. In six volumes. Algernon Charles Swinburne (London, April 5, 1837 - London, April 10, 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from 1903 to 1907 and again in 1909. His mastery of vocabulary, rhyme and metre is impressive. After the first Poems and Ballads, in volume I of this set, Swinburne's later poetry is devoted more to philosophy and politics (notably, in favour of the unification of Italy, particularly in the volume Songs before Sunrise). He does not stop writing love poetry entirely (including his great epic-length poem, Tristram of Lyonesse), but the content is much less shocking. His versification, and especially his rhyming technique, remain in top form to the end. With armorial bookplate to each front pastedown of Geoffrey Grant Morris. Binder's stamp to each verso of front free endpapers, Horace G Cummin, Bournemouth. Condition: Expertly rebound in green half Moroccan bindings with gilt titling and rose motifs to spines, with marbled endpapers. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Spines faded to brown though boards remain a good colour. Slight wear to extremities. Front hinge of volume III starting very slightly, but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright and clean with just a few scattered spots, mainly to blanks only. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Thomas Carlyle's Works

      - London - Chapman and Hall, 1904. - London - Chapman and Hall, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The standard edition of the collected works of Thomas Carlyle. Containing Volume II (Life of Schiller and the Life of John Sterling), Volume III (Past and Present: Latter Day Pamphlets, The Early Kings or Norway, and an Essay on the Portraits of John Knox), Volume IV (Sartor Resartus amnd on Heroes, Hero-Worship, And the Heroic in History), Volumes V, VI, and VII (Critical and Miscellaneous Essays in Three Volumes), Volume VIII (Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels), Volume IX (Tales by Musaeus, Tieck Richter), Volumes XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII and XVIII(History of Friedrich II of Prussia in Six Volumes). Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 5 February 1881) was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics the dismal science, wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator. His first major work, Sartor Resartus (The Tailor Retailored) was begun in 1831 at his home (provided for him by his wife Jane Welsh, from her estate), Craigenputtock, and was intended to be a new kind of book: simultaneously factual and fictional, serious and satirical, speculative and historical. It ironically commented on its own formal structure, while forcing the reader to confront the problem of where 'truth' is to be found. Sartor Resartus was first published periodically in Fraser's Magazine from 1833 to 1834. The text presents itself as an unnamed editor's attempt to introduce the British public to Diogenes Teufelsdrckh, a German philosopher of clothes, who is in fact a fictional creation of Carlyle's. His last major work was the epic life of Frederick the Great (18581865). In this Carlyle tried to show how a heroic leader can forge a state, and help create a new moral culture for a nation. For Carlyle, Frederick epitomized the transition from the liberal Enlightenment ideals of the eighteenth century to a new modern culture of spiritual dynamism: embodied by Germany, its thought and its polity. The book is most famous for its vivid, arguably very biased, portrayal of Frederick's battles, in which Carlyle communicated his vision of almost overwhelming chaos mastered by leadership of genius. Illustrated throughout with forty-six paltes, collated complete, including many folding maps. Fourteen volumes of eighteen only. Condition: In cloth binidings. Externally, smart though with some marks and light bumping. Some fading in places. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in a couple of places. Pages are bright and mainly clean, though with some spotting to the first and last few pages as usual. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        COLLECTION P. BARBOUTAU PEINTURES - ESTAMPES ET OBJETS D'ART DU JAPON

      , 1904. 1904. [ASIAN ART - AUCTION CATALOGUE]. COLLECTION P. BARBOUTAU PEINTURES - ESTAMPES ET OBJETS D'ART DU JAPON, 2 VOLUMES IN 1. Paris: Chez S. Bing/Chez l'Auteur, 1904. var pp. Folio, half dark red morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, rebacked; red pebbled cloth boards. Top edge gilt. Over 1,000 b/w reproductions. Tight, solid; spine slightly chipped. No. 556 of 1,000 cc.

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        Les Aventures du Jeune Baron de Knifausen

      Paris - Libraire de la Collection Des Dix, A. Romagnol, 1904. Paris - Libraire de la Collection Des Dix, A. Romagnol, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated limited edition of this tale by the Goncourt brothers. In French. Number 192 of 200 copies. Bound by Durvand. Previous owner's label to front pastedown of George Fleming. With many charming illustrations by Louis Morin. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright with scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Pilgrim's Process

      London - The Religious Tract Society, 1904. London - The Religious Tract Society, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of Bunyan's Christian allegory, illustrated by Copping. 'With thirty-one full-page illustrations from original drawings by Harold Copping'. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece. With a prize presentation label to the front free endpaper awarded to Edith Bryan, dated 1905. John Bunyan (1628 1688) was an English Christian writer and preacher, best remembered for The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in February 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, and has been translated into more than 200 languages, never being out of print. Bunyan began his work while in the Bedfordshire county gaol for violations of the Conventicle Act, which prohibited the holding of religious services outside the auspices of the established Church of England. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, very smart with just some shelfwear only. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Generally clean with just some light scattered background spotting. Several of the tissue-guards are missing or detached but present. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Church of England

      London - The Waverley Book Company, Ltd., 1904. London - The Waverley Book Company, Ltd., 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of The Church of England A History for the People by the Rev. H. D. M. Spence-Jones first published in 1904. Highly illustrated with photogravure platesto frontispieces, a fold out colour map of Great Britain, monochrome and colour plates and further illustrations integrated with the text. In four volumes complete. Special edition with a publisher's label tipped in to volume I: This edition is specially prepared for subscribers. ' (No list of subscribers included. )Volume I is entitled:The British and Anglo-Saxon Church with nine plates including a colour foldout map Illustrating Centres of Early Religious Life in Great Britain;volume II: The Medieval Church with eight plates; volume III: The English Reformation with eight plates;andvolume iv: The Anglican Church with nine plates. The Very Revd Henry Donald Maurice Spence DD (Spence Jones from 1904) (1836 - 1917) was an Anglican dean and author in the last decades of the 19th century and the start of the 20th. The son of the barrister and Chancery reformer George Spence, he was educated at Westminster School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and ordained in 1865. He was a Lecturer in Hebrew at St David's College, Lampeter until 1870 when he became Rector of St Mary de Crypt, Gloucester. From 1877 to 1886 he was Rural Dean of St Pancras when he became Dean of Gloucester, a post he held until his death. As Dean, he banned performances of Edward Elgar's choral work The Dream of Gerontius from Gloucester Cathedral from 1900 until 1910 because of Roman Catholic references in its text. He adopted, additionally, the surname Jones (his wife's maiden name) in 1904. Condition: In handsome cloth bindings. Externally, smart but with minor wear to extremities, the odd slight mark and a stain to front board to volume one. Rear hinge to volume three strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with occasional spotting to first and last pages and foxing to endpapers only. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Life of Edward Fitzgerald

      London - Grant Richards, 1904. London - Grant Richards, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Life of Edward Fitzgerald by Thomas Wright, illustrated with fifty-six plates. With a preface by author to front stating that 'it contains a very large amount of new information about Fitzgerald, his particular friends, and his works. 'First edition. The second edition was published the month after the first edition. Edward Fitzgerald (1809 -1883) was an English poet and writer, best known as the poet of the first and most famous English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. With newspaper clipping onThe Fitzgerald Centenary dated April 1, 1909inserted to front of volume one. With spare spine labels bound in to rear. Condition: In cloth bindings with library labels tipped on tofront boards. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, rubbing and odd marks to boards. Hinges strained. Internally, generallyfirmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with scattered foxing, spotting to text block edge and handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Earth's Enigmas

      London - Duckworth and Company, 1904. London - Duckworth and Company, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An excellent copy of Roberts' illustrated stories about nature and human life. Second Edition. Featuring a tissue-guarded frontispiece. With 9 illustrated plates by Charles Livingston Bull. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean with just one or two spots to the fore-edge. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Dixon's Law of the Farm

      London -Stevens and Sons, Limited, 1904. London -Stevens and Sons, Limited, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early twentieth century edition of Spencer's volume on farm law. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Dixon's Law of the Farm, Including the Cases and Statues Relating to the Subject and the Agricultural Customs of England and Wales. The Law of the Farmran through several editions and was published by Henry Hall Dixon (1822-1870), primarily an English sporting writer known by his nom de plume, The Druid. Aubrey John Spencer (1853-1935) of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law, was also the author of Spencer's Agricultural Holdings Acts, 1883 to 1900. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just slight bumping. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with occasional light foxing to the first and last few pages, and mild browning to the free endpapers. Overall the condition is very good indeed..

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        Glyn Severn's School Days

      London - W. and R. Chambers, 1904. London - W. and R. Chambers, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautifully bound copy, and first edition, of this early twentieth-century novel. First Edition. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece. 'With eight drawings by Charles Pears'. Condition: In a decorative full morocco binding with gilt edges. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just some occasional light foxing, prominent to the first few pages. Overall:NEAR FINE..

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        "Witwe", 1980.

      . Holzschnitt, 26,5 x 46,7 cm, breitrandig, signiert u. betitelt.. (Werner Berg, Wuppertal-Elberfeld 1904-1981 Rutarhof b. Gallizien in Kärnten)

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        THE MAMMALS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

      Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1904. Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1904. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Millais, J.G. & Thorburn, Archibald & Lodge, G.E. & Gronvold, Henrik. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Three volumes. Blue cloth, gilt titles. 14 x 13", large heavy format. Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1025 copies. With 62 photogravures, 62 coloured plates and 149 uncoloured plates. Copy No. 217. Bookplates to front pastedowns. 12cm split to one side of spine from top to volume 1. Spines faded. Corners worn. Occasional foxspot to contents. [S]

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        The Tale of Two Bad Mice

      F. Warne & Co., 1904. F. Warne & Co.. Hardcover. London, 1904. 12mo, 84 pp., red paper covered boards. The scarce true first edition of Potter's first book. A bright copy, very good overall with near fine contents. Chip to spine of about a half an inch, with a tear along paper at seam for another 3/4 of an inch or so, but not affecting text. Contemporary gift inscription on title page. Small bump to lower corner, signature sprung following half-title page. The most of elusive of Potter first editions, telling the tale of Hunca Munca and Tom Thumb. . Very Good. 1904. First Edition.

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        Maschinbrief auf Durchschlagpapier m. eigh. Grußworten u. U., 1 Seite, gr-8, Montagnola (Adreßstempel), [1952].

      . Wohl an den Wiener Verleger Walter Krieg. Teilt ihm im voraus eine lobende Besprechung der von Krieg veranstalteten Neuauflage der Stifter-Biographie von Alois Raimund Hein mit, die er in einen seiner privaten "Rundbriefe an Freunde und gute Leser" aufnehmen wird. "... Wenn man das, was an Neuem bei unsern Verlegern herauskommt, auf seine Wertbeständigkeit hin beklopft, ... dann hat man vom Literaturgewerbe den Eindruck einer nahezu sinnlosen Maschinerie. Dass dennoch da und dort ein Verleger Liebe, Geschmack und Eigensinn genug hat, um das Sinnvolle aber vielleicht nicht Gewinnbringende zu tun, ist ein Trost. ... Dieses liebe Werk ... ist ... geschrieben in einer Zeit, in der der grosse Dichter sonst kaum mehr ernstgenommen wurde ... und hat bis zur ersten Buchausgabe unendlich lange gebraucht ...". Mit Zensurstempel. - Die in den Siebzigerjahren des 19. Jhs. entstandene Stifter-Biographie erschien 1904 in kleiner Auflage, die Neuausgabe 1952.. Beiliegend eine von Hesse paraphierte Porträtpostkarte (Büste von O. Bännninger 1957).

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