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        The Ellen Terry Set of Miniature William Shakespeare Complete in 40 Volumes

      : . . 1904 . . . .

      [Bookseller: St. Mary's Books & Prints]
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        Masterpieces by Motonobu.

      The Shimbi Shoin,, Tokyo, 1904 - With critical descriptions and a biographical sketch of the artist. Folio. 2 vols. 100 collotype plates. Original Japanese style pictorial silk over boards. Limited and signed copies. Ex-library set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Isseido Booksellers, ABAJ, ILAB]
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        COMPLETE WRITINGS

      1904. Fine. WARNER, Charles Dudley. THE COMPLETE WRITINGS. Edited by Thomas R. Lounsbury. In Fifteen Volumes. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1904. The Autograph Edition, 1/612 numbered sets, 2 manuscript leaves inserted, volumes one and volume 4. Complete in 15 vols., 8vo; Illustrations include signed examples by Peter Newell, Frank Merrill, Dan Beard, C.A. Gilbert and many others as well as photogravures. The set is almost entirely unopened. Original terracotta cloth, paper labels, t.e.g. Cloth darkened at spines rubbed at the extremes, labels darkened. Otherwise very sound and fresh, near fine overall.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Theory of Business Enterprise

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1904. Octavo (200 × 135 mm). Original red ribbed cloth, blind rule border to covers, spine lettered gilt, top edge gilt. Corners and extremities a little bumped. Four leaves with snagged corner, upper inner hinge strengthened. A fine copy. First edition. The second book by the author of The Theory of the Leisure Class, this volume discusses the evolution of large business trusts and the economic impact of technological change and is "as near as he ever came to writing a conventional academic book" (Blaug).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Works

      New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons [at] The Knickerbocker Press,, 1904. 12 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spines, Jefferson bust design gilt stamped to front boards, top edges gilt. Photogravure portrait frontispiece and vignette illustrated overall title page to volume one. Bookseller's ticket. Spines a trifle darkened and creased, ends and corners slightly rubbed, some hinges just starting, occasional very faint spotting to one or two end leaves, but still a lovely set in the original cloth, in excellent condition. The Connoisseur's Federal Edition, number 114 (with the perforated number stamp and the written number corresponding, as required) of only 400 sets, signed by the publishers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE SCOTS PEERAGE Founded on Wood’s Edition of Sir Robert Douglas’s Peerage of Scotland Containing An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom

      Edinburgh David Douglas 1904-14. . 1st Ed. 9 vols. Royal 8vo. Cold. frontis., 75 plates, numerous shields depicted, Some very light browning, original bright gilt lettered cloth, minor signs of wear, a handsome set. Sir James Balfour Paul (1846–1931), herald and genealogist. ODNB. ‘... Paul's chief and most lasting contribution to Scottish heraldry is his masterly edition of [the above work] in nine finely printed and beautifully illustrated volumes. It was fortunate that a work of this magnitude was completed on the eve of the First World War. It effectively replaced all former Scottish peerage reference works and, on the whole, was comprehensive and accurate in the information it contained. Unlike The Complete Peerage it was not limited to successors to titles of honour and their immediate heirs. Amateurs of quaint and curious footnotes are likely to be disappointed. The Scots Peerage, as Paul acknowledged, was not his work alone—he received much assistance from a well-chosen body of able and learned persons—but there can be no doubt that he inspired the work and deserves most of the credit for it ...’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$1920

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards Bookshop]
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        En Corée. Ouvrage accompagné de 30 gravures hors texte.

      Paris, Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs-Éditeurs, 1904 - In-12° ; (2)-II-361 pp.-(1), demi-chagrin noir, dos lisse chiffré en pied, filets or, reliure moderne, couvertures conservées, bel exemplaire. Cordier, Sinica IV, 2982. Peu commun. First edition. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Herodote]
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        The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. A New edition

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some rubbing and scuffing to leather cover. Top and tail of spine frayed. Top of spine with horizontal tear. Uncut pages. Teg. Slight foxed in places throughout the book on pages with text. Small section of worming at top of page from contents page through to the end of the preface which does not impinge on the text. All plates clean with tissue guards. Small tear to two of the endpapers (not affecting text or plates) Reprint Red half leather cover with red boards 490mm x 310mm (19" x 12"). 100pp + plates. 50 full colour plates. 50 full-page engraved hand-coloured plates on subjects including hawking, hunting, horse-racing, shooting, fishing, baiting, and combating animals.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        The Adventure of the Three Students

      Strand Magazine 1904 - The separate issue of the Strand Magazine, in very good condition in original wrappers, with most of the spine intact. Contains the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Three Students. June, 1904 issue. The single loose issues of the Strand magazine, which contain the first appearances of the Sherlock Holmes stories, are much less common than the bound volumes. And the later issues from the 1900's are less common than the earlier ones from the 1800's. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha

      Boston: R.H. Hinkley [Printed by D.B. Updike at his Merrymount Press], [1904]. First edition. Leather_bound. Very Good +. 14 vols. large 8vo. 72 engravings after paintings by Turner, Michelangelo, Burne-Jones, Reynolds, Rossetti, Dore, Rubens, Lalauze, Raphael, Westall and others, each on Japan vellum and on laid paper with lettered tissue guards, for a total of 144 plates. Hills 2155. Set bound in matching full contemporary copper/tan pigskin. Each volume with eight embossed silver corner pieces and engraved monogrammed silver book with crown pieces to the center of the front cover. Rear cover with silver corner pieces and blindstamped centerpiece. Spines with six compartments separated by five (faux) raised bands and straps. Two compartments with blindstamped title and volume, others with book and crown device. Full pigskin doublures with same book and crown device in corners. Copper colored silk endleaves. Scattered light rubbing and scuffing to covers. Final volume darkened along top edge of front cover. Spines slightly darkened. Top edges gilt. Other edges uncut. Ex-collection of Marie C.B. Boggs, with her bookplates mounted over former bookplates (ex-libris De La Crique) laid in. Glue bleed through on all Boggs bookplates. A finely bound and numbered copy of the rarest printing of this much sought after art printing of the Bible. Only 86 copies were printed on Japan vellum, making it much less common than the "library" copies that were printed on machine made paper (1000 on laid and 1000 on wove) or the deluxe edition of 488 copies. This copy from the collection of Marie C.B. Boggs, the noted collector and bibliophile.

      [Bookseller: St. Wulfstans Books]
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        How the Wogglebug Got a Thanksgiving Dinner

      Kansas City, Missouri: The Kansas City Journal, 1904. One leaf from the newspaper. Paper is toned and brittle. There are a few small chips in the margin and a couple of closed tears. Baum produced a 27-part comic strip series, Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz, which ran weekly from 4 Sep 1904 to 26 Feb 1905 to fuel demand prior to the release his second Oz book, The Marvelous Land of Oz. This story was the fourteenth in the series and the third featuring the Woggle-Bug. The full-page strips ran in Philadelphia North American, Chicago Sunday Record-Herald, and other newspapers. The Woggle-Bug character proved so popular that Baum created a play and book based on his adventures in early 1905.. First Edition. Newspaper. Very Good. Illus. by McDougall, Walt. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        Mr. Winston Churchill on the Aliens Bill

      London: The Liberal Publications Department, 1904. 1st Edition. Paperback. Fine. Here is the extremely rare 1904 leaflet publication of Churchill's letter in opposition to the Aliens Bill. Churchill's letter of 30 May 1904 was printed in the Manchester Guardian and published soon after by the Liberal Publication Department as this single-sheet, double-sided "Leaflet No. 2006". The fight against the Aliens Bill was an important one for Churchill - providing opportunity for his first speech from the Liberal Opposition benches, burnishing his Liberal credentials as a champion of the disenfranchised, and ultimately scoring a political victory against the Conservative Party he had so recently abandoned when the Aliens Bill was defeated. The Aliens Bill of 1904 was a thinly disguised effort at anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant electioneering by the Conservative British Government. "A series of pogroms in Tsarist Russia over the previous twenty-five years had brought to England a large and increasing number of Jews, most of them poor, ill-educated and unskilled." (Sir Martin Gilbert, Volume II, p.81) The Aliens Bill proposed giving the Home Secretary considerable powers of discretion and control in order to check the number of aliens. The young Churchill had recently left his father's Conservative Party and crossed the aisle to become a Liberal, earning a reputation as both a brash young radical and a traitor to his class. Churchill took a strong stand against the bill with the commanding mix of withering rhetoric and logical deconstruction that would become his trademark: "To judge by the talk there has been, one would have imagined we were being overrun by the swarming invasion and 'ousted' from our island." And yet "all the aliens of Great Britain do not amount to a one-hundred-and-fortieth part of the total population." (Letter of 30 May 1904, Vol. II, p.82) Churchill took the bill to task for being both unworkable in application and unjust in intent: "The simple immigrant, the political refugee, the helpless and the poor - these are the folk who will be caught in the trammels of the bill." And before appealing to the better nature of "English working men" Churchill clearly stated the political impetus and cultural prejudice underpinning the Aliens Bill: "It is expected to appeal to insular prejudice against foreigners, to racial prejudice against Jews, and to Labour prejudice against competition; and it will no doubt supply a variety of rhetorical phrases for the approaching election." Procedural debate about the Bill in June gave Churchill the opportunity to make his first speech from the Opposition benches. Serving on the Committee tasked with the Bill, Churchill took every opportunity to attack. The Government abandoned the Bill on July 7. Of the very few original leaflets that survive, most are bound within the Liberal Publications Department annual compendiums. This leaflet is instead finely bound by itself. The leaflet itself is in truly fine condition, crisp, clean, and bright with no wear, soiling, or flaws to report. It is bound in half crimson polished leather over marbled paper boards, with gilt spine lettering and double black rules at the transitions. To give the binding thickness, two blank leaves precede the leaflet and eleven blank leaves follow. Condition of the binding is near fine, with only fractional wear at the spine ends and corners. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A13, Woods A7

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Complete Writings of James Russell Lowell, with Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles. In 16 Volumes (Complete)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 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.. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Arizona Book Gallery]
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        Mr. Winston Churchill on the Aliens Bill

      London: The Liberal Publications Department (in connection with the National Liberal Federation and the Liberal Central Association), 1904. 1st Edition. Paperback. Near fine. Here is the extremely rare 1904 leaflet publication of Churchill's letter in opposition to the Aliens Bill. Churchill's letter of 30 May 1904 was printed in the Manchester Guardian and published soon after by the Liberal Publication Department as this single-sheet, double-sided "Leaflet No. 2006" measuring 8 x 5.25 inches. The fight against the Aliens Bill was an important one for Churchill - providing opportunity for his first speech from the Liberal Opposition benches, burnishing his Liberal credentials as a champion of the disenfranchised, and ultimately scoring a political victory against the Conservative Party he had so recently abandoned when the Aliens Bill was defeated. The Aliens Bill of 1904 was a thinly disguised effort at anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant electioneering by the Conservative British Government. "A series of pogroms in Tsarist Russia over the previous twenty-five years had brought to England a large and increasing number of Jews, most of them poor, ill-educated and unskilled." (Sir Martin Gilbert, Volume II, p.81) The Aliens Bill proposed giving the Home Secretary considerable powers of discretion and control in order to check the number of aliens. The young Churchill left his father's Conservative Party and crossed the aisle to become a Liberal in late May of 1904, earning a reputation as both a brash young radical and a traitor to his class. Churchill took a strong stand against the bill with the commanding mix of withering rhetoric and logical deconstruction that would become his trademark: "To judge by the talk there has been, one would have imagined we were being overrun by the swarming invasion and 'ousted' from our island." And yet "all the aliens of Great Britain do not amount to a one-hundred-and-fortieth part of the total population." (Letter of 30 May 1904, Vol. II, p.82) Churchill took the bill to task for being both unworkable in application and unjust in intent: "The simple immigrant, the political refugee, the helpless and the poor - these are the folk who will be caught in the trammels of the bill." And before appealing to the better nature of "English working men" Churchill clearly stated the political impetus and cultural prejudice underpinning the Aliens Bill: "It is expected to appeal to insular prejudice against foreigners, to racial prejudice against Jews, and to Labour prejudice against competition; and it will no doubt supply a variety of rhetorical phrases for the approaching election." Procedural debate about the Bill in June gave Churchill the opportunity to make his first speech from the Opposition benches. Serving on the Committee tasked with the Bill, Churchill took every opportunity to attack. The Government abandoned the Bill on July 7. The small number of original Churchill leaflets and pamphlets available to collectors from the Pre-WWI decade beginning in 1904 frequently owe their survival to the fact that they were bound in annual compilations by the Liberal Publication Department. This leaflet appears to have been disbound. Aside from a rough left edge, the pamphlet is in superlative condition - crisp and bright with no spotting or markings of any kind. The leaflet is protected by a black hard case, stamped in gilt on the front cover, that completely enfolds the pamphlet within. The case is in perfect condition, with a previous owner bookplate on the inside front cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A13, Woods A7

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        The Old Testament

      M. De. Btunoff, Art Publisher 1904 - 2 volume hardcover set bound in green cloth with gilt stamping, well illustrated in color and b/w, 656 total text pages followed by an index and listing of illustrations. No edition stated - this is a possible first. Bindings are a little worn with a few soiled spots on the panels with most of the wear at the tips of the corners, a little threading along the fore edge of volume 1, end papers are lightly soiled. Text is clean and unmarked. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This set weighs nearly 18.pounds and will need additional postage for Priority or International shipment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbums of Ish Kabibble Books]
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        The Issues At Stake

      London: The Liberal Publications Department (in connection with the National Liberal Federation and the Liberal Central Association), 1904. 1st Edition. Paperback. Near fine. This exceptionally rare pamphlet publishes Winston Churchill's speech of 13 May 1904 at Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Churchill spoke about free trade - a policy issue on which he opposed his party leadership and which helped precipitate Churchill's decision to leave the Tory Party of his father. Only two weeks after this speech, on 31 May 1904, Churchill would formally "cross the aisle", turning his back on the Conservative Party and joining the Liberals. In so doing, Churchill began a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. Churchill's speech of 13 May followed that of Liberal M.P. John Morley (1838-1923), a friend and mentor who "seems to have exercised a peculiar fascination upon Churchill" at this time. In 1901, Churchill is reported to have said: "If I were a Liberal I should be with John Morley." (Gilbert, Volume II, page 30) It was Morley who significantly influenced Churchill's sympathies for the poor, helping build the intellectual and empathetic foundations for Churchill's period as an ardent social reformer. In 1901, Morley recommended to Churchill Seebohm Rowntree's classic study of the poor of the city of York, which Churchill promptly read. Churchill was affected enough to widely cite and proselytize the book: "I call a terrible and shocking thing, people who have only the workhouse or prison as the only avenues to change from their present situation." (9 January 1902 at Blackpool, Gilbert, Volume II, page 30) After Churchill had crossed the floor and joined the Liberal party he continued his close friendship with Morley which faded from political view only in 1914 when Morley - a pacifist - resigned from the Government. This pamphlet is 20 pages in length, string-bound in paper wrappers, and measures 7 15/16 x 5 3/8 inches. Churchill's contribution appears at pages 17-20. The small number of original Churchill speech pamphlets available to collectors from the Pre-WWI decade beginning in 1904 frequently owe their survival to the fact that they were bound in annual compilations by the Liberal Publication Department. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen (Volume II, p.1499), the number "10" hand stamped on the upper right corner of this pamphlet indicates that this pamphlet was disbound from the collected "Pamphlets and Leaflets for 1904". Aside from a slightly rough left edge, the pamphlet is in superlative condition - crisp and bright with no spotting and no wear and the string binding intact. The pamphlet is protected by a burgundy hard case stamped in gilt on the front cover that completely enfolds the pamphlet within. The case is in excellent condition as well, with just slight scuffing to the covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D8, Woods D(b)25

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        Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

      London: Harper & Bros, 1904-01-01. Hardcover. Good. TRUE FIRST EDITION. London: Harper & Brothers, 1904. 480 pp. Bluish-green cloth cloth with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped letters on front. First British edition, first printing, first state. (Precedes all other editions. Dated 1904 on title page w/ no additional printings indicated. First state error of pg. 187 as "871," last page correctly numbered 480.) Good condition hardcover. Clean pages. No ownership marks, etc. Rubbing to cloth at front; hinges split at ends, need to be handled carefully. Front board a bit curved. Fore edge and endpapers foxed. Good condition overall.A very desirable first of modern fiction that ranked #47 in Modern Library's 100 Best English-language Novels of the 20th Century.

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        The Dainty Portfolio of English Cathedrals

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

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        Radio-activity.

      Cambridge: The University Press, 1904 - Octavo (212 × 134 mm). Contemporary prize binding of brown calf, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, green morocco label, marbled endpapers and edges, double-line rules to boards and crest to upper board gilt. Prize bookplate. Some pencilled underlining and annotations in the margins. Binding very lightly rubbed, contents toned. A very good copy. Diagrams and tables throughout. First edition, first impression of the author's first book on radioactivity. Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937) was a pioneer in the study of nuclear physics, the discoverer of the structure of the atom and in 1917 the first scientist to split the atom. This volume was "The first textbook on radioactivity, surveying contemporary knowledge of the entire field" (Dibner 51). Dibner 51 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La Sainte Bible (ancient testament)

      M. de Brunoff & Cie., Paris 1904 - Edition limited to 500 copies of which this is no. 373, 2 volumes, folio; 40 plates in 2 states (sepia and color), 360 additional tipped in text illustrations; text printed in red and black within red line border; original half gilt-tooled vellum over green cloth portfolio, unadorned spines, text loose as issued in original cream decorative wrappers stamped in gilt and green, decorative endpapers; fine. Posthumously published series by French pre-Raphaelite painter Tissot (1836-1902), whose re- conversion to Catholicism in 1885 led to his devoting the remainder of his life to illustrating the Bible. Considered to be incomplete, his series of illustrations for the Old Testament were preceded by a series of 365 gouache illustrations depicting the life of Christ, which was first shown in Paris in 1894-5. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        The Portrait of Mr W H

      [London] Privately Printed [1904]. VG : in very good condition within quarter leather marbled slipcase. Small black and gold bookplate to rear of front cover. Small chip to front cover, plus one running tear at front and one at rear, both repaired with archive tape. Slight wear to slipcase top Limited Edition [of 200 copies] Blue card cover in green card envelope 230mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 48pp.

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        COLOMBA

      Paris: L. Carteret & Cie, 1904. ONE OF TWO COPIES ON SATIN, this copy printed for Monsieur René Descamps-Scrive. (There were also 100 copies on Japon and 200 on ve´lin du Marais) . Hardcover. 279 x 187 mm (11 x 7 3/8"). Two volumes. ONE OF TWO COPIES ON SATIN, this copy printed for Monsieur René Descamps-Scrive. (There were also 100 copies on Japon and 200 on ve´lin du Marais). SUPERB CONTEMPORARY BURGUNDY MOROCCO BY MERCIER (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers framed by nine closely-spaced gilt rules, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments similarly framed in gilt, DRAMATICALLY DECORATED RED MOROCCO DOUBLURES with inlaid brown morocco and gilt frame enclosing leafy gilt branches bearing red morocco berries, silk endleaves of burgundy silk, all edges gilt. In leather-lined burgundy morocco-backed chemises and matching slipcases (both somewhat worn). With color vignettes on titles and final pages, and 63 woodcuts by Noël and Paillard after Daniel Vierge. Verso of front free endleaf with book label of Charles Bertrand. Second volume with small marginal dampstain in lower outer corner (well away from the text) and extending in a very thin line up along the fore edge (the discoloration visible only when held in the light at the right angle), otherwise A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF A VERY SPECIAL ITEM, unusually bright and clean inside and out. This luxurious special edition of Merimée's first important novella was prepared specially for French bibliophile René Descamps-Scrive (1853-1924), whose collection was as prestigious as that of Henri Beraldi. Descamps-Scrive married a textile heiress from Lille and began collecting books in the 1880s, working closely with bookseller and publisher Léopold Carteret. When preparing this deluxe edition of Merimee's tale of a Spanish dancer and her unfortunate suitors, Carteret had two copies printed on satin, one for himself and one for his best customer. Descamps-Scrive was an exacting collector, who only acquired volumes in perfect condition that also in some way represented a style, era, or genre. It would be safe to say that the present item epitomizes the elegance and opulence of the Belle Epoque. The illustrations of Spanish artist Daniel Vierge (1851-1904) are known for their vibrant light and for their animation and immediacy. They are an ideal accompaniment to this vivid tale of a femme fatale and her victims. The binding is by Emile-Philippe Mercier, who had apprenticed with Charles Magnier and master gilder Francisque Cuzin. When the latter ceased working in 1890, Mercier became his successor, acknowledged by Prideaux and many others as the foremost gilder of his time. He was renowned for his artful use of gold fillets, and the seemingly simple decoration on the covers here actually required a great deal of skill to be executed so perfectly. Like Cuzin, he paired restrained covers with lavish doublures.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Archaeologia Aeliana: or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquities. 1904 - 1924. 3rd Series, complete 21 volume set

      Newcastle-upon-Tyne The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne 1904. G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Covers rubbed with some soiling and marks 3rd series Brown hardback cloth cover 230mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 3500pp. Numerous b/w drawings, photographs. Published: 1904 - 1924.

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        POEMS OF CHILDHOOD

      John Lane. London. 1904. FIRST U. K EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.4 x 7.2 inches). Colour illustrated title page and 8 full page colour plates. The colour illustrated front panel from the American edition dustwrapper is tipped in at the end of the book. A fine and bright copy in the publishers first issue binding of bright red cloth with gilt stamped rules, lettering and illustrations to front board and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Decorative colour printed endpapers by Parrish. Obviously not a fast selling title as this first edition copy from 1904 comes in the publishers remainder issue dustwrapper (circa 1920 but still priced at £1-1-0 net) which has black lettering and ruled lines to both panels and both inner flaps. Spine lettered in black. Two small chips to the top of the spine, which is also a little faded but overall this is a stunning fine and gleaming bright copy of the book in a near fine remainder dustwrapper. Rare in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        A western trip

      Herold Press] for private circulation only, n.d. [ca 1904], [Detroit - Only edition, 8vo, pp. 91, [1]; 12 mounted color photographs by Henry Jackson (variously copyrighted 1902-1905), plus 18 halftones in the text, title page printed in brown and green, initials printed in green and red; original pictorial tan calf stamped in glt on upper cover, t.e.g., red silk endpapers; some inoffensive old ink stains on the first three leaves of text, else generally fine.This copy with a warm presentation from the author, "To my kindly, thoughtful friend, J. W. Donovan, in the most momentous month & year in the world's history, November 1918, Carl E. Schmidt."Description and travel in Yellowstone Park, the author being accompanied by his daughter, Emma, and Frank and Everett Dingree, the latter a miner from Utah. Schmidt (1858-1934) was educated in the schools of Detroit and Germany, and learned the tanning trade from his father. Schmidt worked in his father's firm, which exported skins, furs, and wool, until the latter's death in 1897; soon after, he opened an independent tannery under the name Carl E. Schmidt & Co. He was active in politics, serving as a member of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, the state board of arbitration and mediation, and the state board of forest inquiry. He was for some time a close friend and political advisor to Hazen Pingree, who served as both mayor of Detroit and governor of Michigan. In 1880, Schmidt married Alice M. Candler, the daughter of a prominent Detroit businessman. The couple had three daughters: Emma, Alice, and IdaWikipedia notes that his home, now the Carl E. and Alice Candler Schmidt House, was built in 1904 at 301 Lake Shore Rd. in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The house is one of the oldest remaining properties in the Grosse Pointes to have a view of Lake Saint Clair.Howes S-170; Streeter VII, 4123; not in Graff.

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        Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan

      Hurst and Blackett, Limited, London 1904 - Hardcover. Orange decorative cloth. Slight lean to spine. Spine faded, stained and creased with chips and tears. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped. Boards lightly soiled. Hinges beginning to crack. Paper label on paste-down endpaper. Previous owner's name in ink and penciled in notes on ffep. Endpapers soiled and foxed. Map at rear board is torn, but still attached. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      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.

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        La Sainte Bible (ancient testament)

      Paris: M. de Brunoff & Cie.. 1904. "Edition limited to 500 copies of which this is no. 373, 2 volumes, folio; 40 plates in 2 states (sepia and color), 360 additional tipped in text illustrations; text printed in red and black within red line border; original half gilt-tooled vellum over green cloth portfolio, unadorned spines, text loose as issued in original cream decorative wrappers stamped in gilt and green, decorative endpapers; fine. & & Posthumously published series by French pre-Raphaelite painter Tissot (1836-1902), whose re- conversion to Catholicism in 1885 led to his devoting the remainder of his life to illustrating the Bible. Considered to be incomplete, his series of illustrations for the Old Testament were preceded by a series of 365 gouache illustrations depicting the life of Christ, which was first shown in Paris in 1894-5. "

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        Map of Japan-Russia War with numerical detail of distances. Risuroku meisai NICHIRO SENSO CHIZU. ????? ??????

      Tokyo.: Kurokawa Ryuemon.. Meiji 38. 1904.. Color map, 42 x 31 inches (107x79cm), printed on two joined sheets folded to approximately 15 1/2 x 6 inches. Appears to be woodblock printing with handcolor. Several fold separations up to 4 inches, small paper loss (approx. 1 x 1/2 inch) to lower left margin just touching neatline. Overall very good condition. Manuscript text in Japanese to outer panel of verso. A huge, brilliantly colored map of the area of the Russo-Japanese War, printed at the end of December Meiji 37 (1904) and published on New Year's Day Meiji 38 (1905). Hostilities in the Russo-Japanese War, which pitted the powerful Russian empire against the rising Asian power of Japan, had begun in February 1904 and ended in September 1905. This map was published at roughly the midpoint of what was to prove a victory with profound global ramifications in the twentieth century as an Asian power inflicted defeat on a great European power. Text block gives distances between various locations, in units of ri. Legend includes much geographic information: national borders, states/provinces, capitals cities, famous places, open ports, roads, railroads, shipping routes, harbors, rivers, lakes, and mountains. An inset shows all of Europe and Asia, with Japan in red. The main part of the map includes only the western coast of Japan bordering the Sea of Japan; Korea is printed in gold; Liaoning province, Chihili province [Zhli sheng] and neighboring Shangdong province are edged in red. Text in Japanese. .

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        ZAPISKI KNIAGINI... ("Memoirs of Princess Maria Nikolaevna Volkonsky"). Inscribed First Edition

      St. Petersburg: EZGB, 1904 "With the Foreword and Supplement by the Publisher Prince M. S. Volkonsky". Text in Russian and French. 4to (10-1/2" x 7") quarter-leather titled to spine. XXXV, 212 pp. Illustrated with frontispiece and plates (tissue guards preserved). Warmly inscribed in English [by the publisher] (1904, without signature). [Princess Maria Nikolaevna Volkonsky (Volkonskaia, Volkonskaya, Wolkonsky) (1805-1863): one of the most remarkable women in Russian history. Daughter of the famous general N. N. Raevsky, wife of dekabrist [decembrist] Prince S. G. Volkonsky. When Prince was sent to Siberia, Maria Volkonsky shared the exile with her husband.] Rare inscribed copy. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. Signed. 1st ed.. HB.

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        [Print] The Scene of the Japanese 1st Army Repulsing the Russians in the Surrounds after the Occupation of Tomuching July 31st 1904. (Dangan ame kudaru Darunii shigai hotondo kona mijin)

      [Tokyo]: Hakugakan, 1904. A very good copy, edges worm, scattered foxing at margins, colors vibrant. Chromolithograph. No. 37 from the series: Japanese-Russia War Memorial Picture [or Visual record of the Russo-Japanese War, Nichiro sent gah ). Text reads: The Japanese army attacking Sekkijo (Hsimuchen) on July 30th in Meiji 37 (1904) occupied the highland area from Daiboshin to North Sough West, and the next day, on the 31st, Futsugyou-gun troop?s main unit faced the enemy in Sankakuyama Eastern highland. They were able to carry their force in the western 345 meter area. However, because of the enemy?s artillery?s violent attack in the Shosanryaku and Shoboshin highland , they could not continue to go forward. After that, the enemy gradually increased more new forces, and around 5: 30 pm, they went into the full force attack over us. Although our artillery bravely returned and damaged the enemy greatly, there artillery?s violent attack prevented our chase, and they spent the night close to the enemy force. By that time, our artillery shut down their retreat root. Therefore, the enemy took advantage of the night darkness, most of all the force retreated towards Kaijo area, except about two divisions, led by the fifth division?s lieutenant general, Alekisefe (?). At noon on that day, our force advanced 120th latitude. We gained a small amount of booty. Individual prints from the series quite scarce. A few are held by the the Library of Congress. We could find none with this image.

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        [Print] Dai-ni-gun Kinsh -wan j riku tekihei gekitai no jikky . [The Landing of the Second Army on Kinch (Jinzhou) Bay and Enemy Retreat]

      Tokyo: Seiund Publishers, May 23, 1904 (Meiji 37). First edition. A very good copy, restoration of tears, scattered foxing at margins, colors vibrant. Chromolithograph. No. 24 from the series "The Illustration of the Battle of Japan and Russia" (misspelled as "The Illustration of the Battls of Japa. and Russia" [Nichiro Sent Gah k no dai-nij yon-g , Russo-Japanese Struggle Pictorial Series No. 24]. Translation below the image: "Landing on Kin Chow Our Second Army Defeated the Enemy.

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        Kunstformen der Natur

      Leipzig und Wien, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts,, 1904.. 2 Bll., 100 teils farbige Tafeln, 100 Bll. Tafelerklärungen, 10 Bll. Inhaltsverzeichnis., 51 S. Supplement-Heft. Illustr. OLwd. Folio. Nissen, ZBI 1783. - "Charakteristisch für H. sind s. künstlerischen Bestrebungen, die auch die Abb. in den wissenschaftl. Werken beeinflußt haben ... Aus diesen Neigungen erwuchs der Leitzsatz seiner "Monistischen Naturreligion" vom "Wahren, Guten u. Schönen", den auch das Tafelwerk "Kunstformen der Natur" (1899-1904) illustriert" (NDB VII, 425). - Das Vorwort ist 1899 datiert, der Titel ohne Datierung. Titel und Vorwort des Supplements sind 1904 datiert. - Überwiegend sauber und frisch. Titel unten mit hs. Namenszug von 1943. Kapitale und Ecken gering bestoßen. Exlibris.

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        ORIGINAL JOURNALS OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITIONS Printed from the Original Manuscripts together with Manuscript Material of Lewis and Clark. Now for the First Time Published in Full and Exactly as Written

      New York:: Dodd Mead & Company,, 1904. First Edition. Near Fine to Fine. LIMITED EDITION OF 50 COPIES ON IMPERIAL JAPAN PAPER. THIS IS SET No. 34 with all volumes so marked on the colophons. Edition De Luxe with many of the Bodmer plates in two states--black and white and hand-tinted in color, unique to the Imperial Japan Edition. Complete set with the seven volumes of text in 14 books plus the Atlas volume, a total of fifteen books, as issued. Dated 1904-1905. First Edition First Printing Near Fine to Fine volumes bound in tan buckram with gilt titling and ornamentation, as issued. Inset tipped on color portraits of Lewis and Clark on all front covers. Mild toning to spines of a few books. No writing, marking or bookplates. All bindings intact, tight. 4to.

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        The Sea-Wolf [With Original Bank Check Signed by Jack London]

      New York: the MacMillan Company 1904, 1st edition, with white lettering on spine. () [viii], 1-355 [+ 3 pages ads]. Very good. 12mo. Powder blue cloth with white lettering on spine and front cover. The cover shows a white, orange and blue image of a sailor holding a rope on a ship, with the sky and water in the background. The boards are bumped and worn at corners and ends of spine (with some light wear to edges as well); they are also lightly spoiled, especially at edges and on spine, with some small white spots on back. There is a small fold to the top corner of the first page and a crease on the half title. A few small discoloured spots within text block and very mild foxing to back of half title; else the text block is clean and tight. 6 B / W plates throughout, including frontis. Top edge gilt with other outer edges roughly trimmed. A lovely copy. With a cheque from Central Bank of Oakland signed by Jack London laid in. The check has three ink stamps from processing and two small closed tears. There is another version of the book with gilt lettering instead of white on the spine, however the sequence of issue for these is unknown. Sissons & Martens; 20. John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. This book is a psychological adventure novel about a literary critic, survivor of an ocean collision, who comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues him. The check is dated Nov 7th, 1904 and is made out to "Goldberg Bowen & Co." a California gorcer, in the amount of $29.57..

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        THE STORY OF MY LIFE

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1904. Hardcover. Good. SIGNED FIRST UK EDITION. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1904. 441 pp. First British edition, first printing. Signed by Keller on the front end paper in pencil with someone else's inscription underneath in ink: "Her message to the Blind: 'Sight comes from the soul.'" Good condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean text. Spine a bit darkened, front and rear hinges a bit tender, corners bumped, boards a bit curved. Gilt spine lettering strong. Offsetting to half-title from newspaper clipping glued to facing page about Keller's visit to the UK in 1933. Light foxing to end papers. Former owner's inscription on title page, dated 1905. A good copy.A signed copy of Helen Keller's autobiography with a nice provenance. According to the old British Christmas card included with the book it was signed at the Northern School for the Blind in Manchester and was eventually given as a gift to a local alderman.

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        Lord Jim. A Tale

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1904. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in black. Lightly rubbed at extremities, corners bumped, spine a little toned, endpapers tanned and spotted, upper hinge cracked, lower hinge starting. A very good copy. Third impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Will Rothenstein, affectionately, Jph Conrad, 20 June 1905". With Rothenstein's bookplate. Rothenstein, an artist, was a friend and staunch supporter of Conrad, often loaning him money in light of his "chronic prodigality" (ODNB). Inscribed copies of Lord Jim are rare; only seven copies have appeared at auction since 1991, and of those only two were the UK edition. Provenance: from the library of Stanley J. Seeger, with his bookplate.

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        The Alps

      London: Adam & Charles Black, 1904. hardcover. very good(+). McCormick, A.D.. Color frontispiece and numerous color plates painted by A.D. McCormick, 294pp., thick 8vo, 3/4 morocco, gilt-decorative spine, raised bands, t.e.g., lettered tissue guards; (some light foxing, corners lightly rubbed). London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904. Very Good.

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