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      1904. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, n.d. [1904]. Original cream printed wrappers. First Separate Edition, second and usual state (without the date 1904 on the title page). Sited in a hotel dining room in Lucerne, Twain amusingly relates how he was recognized by "an unexpected acquaintance" from years earlier and tried to engage in conversation with her without ever recalling who she was -- and how it backfired on him. The episode had first appeared in Twain's A TRAMP ABROAD (1880).~The first (dated) state is exceedingly uncommon, virtually unobtainable; it was lacking from many of the great Twain collections such as the Merron and the Williams collections. This second state is none-too-common, either. This copy is in near-fine condition, with the slightest of edgewear. Blanck 3664.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        On the conversion of electric oscillations into continuous currents by means of a vacuum valve

      London: Harrison, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. pp. 476-487 with 4 text diagrams. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 74. London, Harrison, 19(04-)05. 4to. Entire volume with 14 tables and numerous illustr. ix, 580 pp. Whole volume. Minor spotting in places, library stamp on title-page and plates, shelf-number and deaccession-stamp on verso of title. Recent cloth-backed boards. ---- <br><br> PMM 396; Poggendorff V, 374; DSB V, 33. - First edition, journal issue. Fleming&#39;s paper introduced the basic principle of the modern wireless valve, and marks the beginning of electronics. A precursor of the transistor, the vacuum tube was the first switch used in the earliest electronic computers. Using vacuum tubes as switches, the first general-purpose electronic computer, the ENIAC, operated 10,000 times the speed of a human computer. By comparison, the Harvard Mark 1, which used electromechnical relays as switches, computed 100 times the speed of a human computer. Fleming, an electrical engineer and physicist who had worked with Thomas Edison&#39;s company in London, invented and patented the two-electrode vacuum-tube rectifier. Fleming had been aware since 1884 of the so-called "Edison effect" of "unilateral flow of particles from negative to positive electrode, and he repeated some of the experiments, with both direct and alternating currents, beginning in 1889. . . . [In 1904] he returned to his experiments on the Edison effect, with a view to producing a rectifier that would replace the inadequate detectors then used in radiotelegraphy. He named the resulting device a &#39;thermionic valve,&#39; for which he obtained a patent in 1904. This was the first electron tube, the diode, ancestor of the triode and the other multielectrode tubes which have played such an important role in both telecommunications and scientific instrumentation" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Fleming&#39;s invention paved the way for Lee DeForest and others to perfect the broadcasting of wireless signals (Printing and the Mind of Man 396). --- <br><br> Erstdruck des ersten Berichts über die von Fleming entwickelte Elektronenröhre. Bei seinen Untersuchungen des Edisoneffekts hatte er entdeckt, daß dieser nicht nur beim Anlegen einer positiven Spannung an die Metallplatte, sondern auch bei der Einwirkung von drahtlosen Wellen auf sie entstand. Er schuf damit nicht nur die Grundlage für die Rundfunktechnik, sondern leitete gleichzeitig das Zeitalter der Elektronik ein, das unsere Welt nachhaltig veränderte. - Im vollständigen Band der "Proceedings", enthält von Fleming noch "On an instrument for the measurement of the length of long electric waves" (S. 488-498, mit 5 Abb.)..

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      New York: The Outlook Company, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Hinges cracked and neatly repaired. Still Near Fine. Second Printing in publisher&#39;s original decorated cloth. Illustrated with plates. This copy virtually unique as it is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by both the author and the subject, as President. Riis&#39;s inscription is dated 5 August 1908. Roosevelt writes: "with the best wishes of/Theodore Roosevelt/The White House/Jan. 18th 1909." The addition of "The White House" by Roosevelt is notable as prior to Roosevelt&#39;s administration, the residence was known as the "President&#39;s Palace," the "President&#39;s House," and the "Executive Mansion." It was Roosevelt who officially named it "The White House" in 1901. Of the many books signed by Roosevelt we have both handled and seen, we have never before encountered one in which he has noted his official residence along with his signature. Jacob Riis, among the most dedicated advocates for America&#39;s oppressed and downtrodden, arrived in New York from his native Denmark at the age of 21 in 1870. A pioneer in photojournalism, Riis photographed and wrote about the slums and tenements of a New York in the dawn of a new century. Riis came to Roosevelt&#39;s attention through his 1890 book HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES. As Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, Roosevelt accompanied Riis on his evening travels through the slums and witnessed firsthand the inhumane conditions endured by many of New York&#39;s inhabitants. In his 1901 book MAKING OF AN AMERICAN, Riis wrote of Roosevelt: "It could not have been long after I wrote HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES that he came to the Evening Sun office one day looklng for me. I was out and he left his card merely writing on the back of it that he had read my book and had &#39;come to help&#39;. That was all, and it tells the whole story of the man. I loved him from the day I first saw him; nor ever in all the years that have passed has he failed of the promise made then. No one ever helped as he did. For two years, we were brothers on Mulberry Street." Roosevelt, in turn, wrote of Riis after his death: "It is difficult for me to write of Jacob Riis only from the public standpoint. He was one of my truest and closest friends. I have ever prized the fact that once, in speaking of me, he said, &#39;since I met him he has been my brother.&#39; I have not only admired and respected him beyond measure, but I have loved him dearly&#133;and I mourn him as if he were one of my own family.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Victoria History of the Counties of England - Bedfordshire, 3 Volumes Plus Index

      Constable, London 1904 - Vol.1, 1904. xxii, 412pp. Vol2, 1908. xvii, 387pp. Vol.3. 1912. xix, 462pp. The fourth slim volume being a 1972 reprint of the index. All maps and plates as listed. Each volume has the armorial bookplate of Francis Crawley J.P a member of the County Committee for Bedfordshire (see page xiii volume one) Shipping by quotation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Falun, 7. XI. 1904. - 8vo. 4 pp. on double leaf. To her translator, Marie "Mizi" Franzos (1870-1941), about the German translation of her works: "Dear Miss Franzos, Thank you for your kind letter, which I have just received. I was in any case intending to write to you today, as I have learnt through my publisher that Miss Langfelt, who a long time ago published a part of Osynliga Länker ['Invisible Links', 1894] in German, is currently busy in Berlin seeking a publisher for a new edition, which is said to include all the tales in the collection. I need not tell you, that as usual Miss Langfelt has not informed me about this, but is going behind my back. She is stealing, now as always, but one cannot stop her enterprise as the book is fully ten years old. I want only to ask you to tell Langen so that he presses on with the publication. As to Herr Bard, I greatly appreciate his kind entreaty. I answered 'no' straightaway, as you know, for the reason that I cannot write anything but belles-lettres pieces. And I must equally say no, as I am engaged on a big piece of work, from which I do not wish to break off. But I also have to consider that the other day I promised all my output to Langen, so that very probably I will not get his permission to work for some other publisher. It would be very kind if you would send Herr Bard these words from me. Some days ago I sent him a letter which was more suited to be included in Litteratur than the two previous letters [.]" (transl. from the Swedish original; Swedish text available upon request). - "Mizi" Franzos translated for the famous publisher Albert Langen of Munich. Bard, Marquardt & Co. of Berlin had recently begun a series of illustrated cameos, delightfully produced in an art-nouveau format, and entitled "Die Literatur". No. 7 on Selma Lagerlöf is by Oskar Levertin, and was translated from the Swedish by "Francis Maro", Franzos's alias. Lagerlöf, he says, is "the most astonishing literary anomaly I know", renewing formst hat were long thought buried, "a resurrection that has gripped the hearts of all".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Jacobite Peerage Baronetage, Knightage and Grants of Honour etc. etc.

      T.C. & E.C. Jack, Edinburgh 1904 - 4to. Pp xvii, 267. Original cloth.Leather title labels to spine. Teg. Boards a little soiled otherwise very nice. With a holograph letter of 13 lines, form the author to (William Mackay -Inverness solicitor and historian). Seldom seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        A Selection from the Collection of Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray

      London: Privately Printed, 1904. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. Charles Fairfax Murray, born in England in 1849, possibly received early training in art from Richard Gainsborough Dupont. A commissioned portrait painter by the age of 16, he became a protege of John Ruskin, and joined Edward Burne-Jones as a studio assistant and became a part of the Pre-Raphaelite movement at the time. Soon he was also assisting William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In 1873 he made a second trip to Rome at Ruskin&#39;s expense to copy the Botticelli frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. He stayed in Italy for 13 years, first in Siena and then in Florence, copying for Ruskin, painting portraits and acting as an agent for the Director of the National Gallery and other private collectors. He built his own Italian Old Master collection. Returning to England, he continued his work as a portrait painter, and resumed his friendships with Burne-Jones, William Morris, and their circle in the Arts & Crafts Movement. He also helped develop some great American art collections, described by Lockett Agnew as "the finest judge of art in the world." In 1903 as a result of a rheumatic hand, Murray gave up painting, but continued to be a renowned agent, collector, and connoisseur. He just missed being named the Director of the National Gallery. In 1909, having bought and sold several lots of rare books and collections to museums and galleries, he made his major sale -- his personal collection of 1400 Old Master drawings, to American banker John Pierpont Morgan for a sum almost equivalent to 3,000,000 pounds today. A rare copy in that after the sale, Morgan purchased remaining copies and had his own title page tipped in. Henry John Bell, whose bookplate is attached to the front pastedown, was known as the foremost collector of Dove&#39;s Bindery bindings while its founder, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson was still living (Tidcombe, The Doves Bindery, p. 107). This copy was bound by the French binder Lucien Broca. Unpaginated. Folio. Some 150 artists are represented from the schools of Giotto, Pollajuolo, Florentine 15th Century, Perugino, Lombard School 15th Century, Parmigiano, North Italian, Venetian School 18th Century, Rembrandt, the Dutch School, Flemish School, Early German, and more. Black & white and sepia-tone illustrations with no foxing. Green cloth cover has fine dark brown leather on corners and spine, set off with gilt rules. Spine has five raised bands with gilt rules and boxes. Gilt title reads "Murray Collection of Drawings 1905." There is a trace of shelfwear on back of spine at bands and upper and lower ends. Corners very lightly bumped, and light wear shows on bottom edge. Endpapers are glossy marbled paper in shades of blues and browns. Bookplate of Henry John and Minnie Caroline Bell on front pastedown. After a two-page introduction and a 23-page index, the book shows 292 exquisite full-page plates, executed by MM. Braun, Clement & Cie, Paris and Dornach. This handsome volume, with black and white or sepia toned plates, is a rare treasure for the collector.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        Zum Kontinent des eisigen S&#159;dens von Erich von Drygalski Deutsche s&#159;dpolarexepedition, Fahrten und Forschungen der "Gauss" 1901-1903.

      NF. Berlin, Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1904. 8vo. First edition. [i-vii, viii-xiv, [2], 668pp., text in German, photographic frontispiece, 10 maps - 1 folding attached to the last page, 1 double-page, 5 full page, 3 in text, 12 plates - 5 folding, 4 double-page, 3 full page with map, 382 mostly photographic illustrations in text. Original quarter grayish linen, tan boards with black lettering printed on spine, front board lettered in black with an illustration of a polar scene surrounded by black border. Exterior is Very Good+ condition, the only flaw being a 1Ó separation to the lower exterior spine hinge area. Interior is near fine with no foxing, folds or tears and no signatures or inscription; tight and strong hinges with no separation. RARE. ÑConrad p. 96; Spence 384; Taurus 28; Rosove 101c.& & The rare first person account of Eric von Drygalski and the German Antarctic Expedition. The efforts constituted the accumulation of much scientific information, many first achievements and the discovery of new lands in Antarctica. The English version of this book was not published until 85 years later.&

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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1904. Small octavo. Original grey paper-covered boards, printed in dark green, illustration mounted on upper board, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by Beatrix Potter. Owner&#39;s name to verso of frontis, otherwise a bright, clean copy. First edition, first impression. Potter&#39;s introduction of Peter Rabbit&#39;s cousin Benjamin, the fourth of her books to be published. While Potter "was still working on the proofs and final drawings for The Tailor of Gloucester in the summer of 1903, the publishers asked her about another book. She responded to Norman Warne, &#39;I had been a little hoping too that something might be said about another book, but I did not know that I was the right person to make the suggestion!&#39;" (Grinstein, 81). Potter intentionally shied away from what she regarded as the complexity of Tailor and Squirrel Nutkin when crafting this tale. She "prepared the text with great care, having tried it out on various children she knew" (Linder, 145). Her lovely backgrounds depict the garden at Fawe Park near Keswick, where she spent the summer of 1903. Ultimately, Benjamin Bunny&#151;whose title character shared the name of Potter&#39;s own pet rabbit&#151;"may be understood as an epilogue to The Tale of Peter Rabbit. In it, Potter undoes a number of the anxiety elements present in the first story as well as in some in the story of Squirrel Nutkin. In this way she brings about a satisfactory resolution of the two stories, almost as if she were now finishing them with a fairy tale ending" (Grinstein, 81-83). First edition, first issue, with "muffatees" (as opposed to "muffetees" in second issue onward) and "we" in Roman type (as opposed to italics in second issue onward) on page 15. Issued in both gray and tan paper boards, no priority.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The National Shakespeare

      London: William Mackenzie,, [1904]. 3 volumes, folio. Original full green morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, titles and decorations blind and gilt to heavily embossed boards, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated by Sir J. Noël Paton. Little rubbing mostly to lower spine, minor spotting to scattered pages, for the most part internally bright as are the bindings which are normally seen with faded spines. An excellent set that presents well. The Special Edition with the India-proof impressions of the engravings.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Halyartès. Poème en prose.

      1904 - Grand in-8 maroquin janséniste noir, dos à faux-nerfs, titre doré, garde de papier peigne, contreplats bordés de maroquin noir orné de larges rinceaux et filets dorés, tranches dorées sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés [CHAMBOLLE-DURU], [2]-30-[1] pages, eaux-fortes en couleurs de Paul GERVAIS, gravées par Xavier MACCARD. (Infime accroc au dos.) Superbe publication éditée sous la direction d'Octave HOMBERG et Fernand JOUSSELIN et tirée à 100 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches, contenant une double suite des illustrations à l'état d'eau-forte pure et d'épreuve terminée. Celui-ci, un des 15 exemplaires offerts aux collaborateurs, avec le premier en-tête en 4 états. Seuls 10 exemplaires de cette édition furent mis dans le commerce. L'illustration se compose d'une vignette pour le titre de 3 en-têtes de chapitre, de 5 compositions dans le texte, d'une composition hors-texte et de 3 culs-de-lampe à l'eau-forte en couleurs gravées par Xavier MACCARD d'après les dessins de Paul GERVAIS, tirées par planches repérées et à la poupée par Henri GENI-GROS. Le Poète français Ephraïm MIKHAEL (1866-1890), publia d'abord ses vers dans de petites revues symbolistes, mort à 24 ans il ne put pressentir l'enthousiasme que ses vers susciteraient chez ses contemporains. VAN TIEGHEM 2637. MAHE II, 941. "Belle édition recherchée et cotée" : CARTERET IV, 281. 962 g. Paris, Imprimé pour la Société du Livre d'Art [Imprimerie Philippe Renouart], 1904

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        Manassas: A Novel of the War

      New York: Macmillan, 1904. First edition. Unusually nice copy of an early Sinclair novel, intended as the first volume of a Civil War trilogy (the subsequent volumes were never completed). While Manassas is historical in subject, Sinclair explores techniques which would reappear much later in his "Lanny Budd" series, and his familiar themes of class conflict and social justice are evident throughout. AHOUSE A6. Octavo. Original publisher&#39;s gilt-pictorial cloth; 412pp + 6p publisher&#39;s catalog. Light wear to board edges, else a tight, Near Fine copy with blue-green top-stain just slightly faded.

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        Lettres et Papiers du Chancelier COMTE de NESSELRODE - 1760-1850

      imprimerie Lahure, Paris 1904 - Lettres et Papiers du Chancelier COMTE de NESSELRODE - 1760-1850 diplomate russe. - ministre des Affaires étrangères de 1814 à 1856 Extraits de ses archives, publiés et annotés, avec une introduction, par le Comte A. DE NESSELRODE 7 volumes (l'ouvrage complet en comporte 11) - volumes de 1 à 7 couvrant la période de 1760 à 1839 ouvrage en 7 volumes in-8° reliés (16 cm x 23 cm) reliure demi-chagrin cerise, dos à cinq nerfs, caissons ornés du titre, de l'auteur, de la tomaison dorés, frontispices, portraits photographiques noir et blanc, hors-texte, fac-similés de lettres, imprimerie Lahure, Paris, 1904-1908 premier volume : 340 pages - 1904 - de 1760 à 1800, avec une introduction, un frontispice, une gravure hors-texte, et quatre authographes second volume : 409 pages - 1904 - de 1801 à 1804, avec une introduction, deux héliotypies et quatre autographes troisième volume : 441 pages - 1904 - de 1805 à 1811, avec une introduction, trois portraits, dont un frontispice, et un autographe quatrième volume : 325 pages - 1905 - de 1812, avec une introduction et deux portraits, dont un frontispice cinquième volume : 305 pages - 1907 - de 1813 à 1818, avec une introduction, deux portraits et un autographe sixième volume : 302 pages - 1908 - de 1819 à 1827, avec une introduction septième volume : 308 pages - 1908 - de 1828 à 1839, avec une introduction Bon état d'usage (vignette de bibliothèque au bas du dos, cachets de bibliothèque de garnison, excellent état intérieur, bel ensemble cohérent) toute proposition sérieuse sur un ou plusieurs volumes, sera étudiée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Longmans, Green & Co., London - A collection of all Lecky's major works, being History of England, (7 volumes, 1904-07), History of Ireland (5 volumes, 1892), The Rise and Influence of Rationalism in Europe (2 volumes, 1904), Democracy and Liberty (2 volumes, 1899), History of European Morals (2 volumes, 1905), and The Map of Life (1902). A total of 19 volumes in uniform blindstamped maroon cloth, bookplates of the Sesame Club in the first listed, the odd ownership signature, spines of Rationalism faded, the odd minor mark or nick to the bindings, overall at least very good.

      [Bookseller: Richard Smith]
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        The Forest Flora of New South Wales ( Fine Decorative Leather Bindings )

      Sydney: William Applegate Gullick, 1904. 6 volumes, published between 1904-1912. ( 6 volumes of 8 ). Bound in contemporary full decorative gilt calf, inner dentelles. Calf very light rubbed, some slight fading, some minor abrasion/scratch marking. Bindings in very good clean solid condition. Internally, no loose pages, no writing/marking, occasional light browning. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean 6 volumes, in very attractive bindings.A52. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Kryptogamen-Flora: Moose, Algen, Flechte und Pilze (4 Bände in 12 Teilbänden KOMPLETT) - Bd. I: Moose/ Bd. II: Algen (in 2 Teilbänden)/ Bd. III: Pilze (in 7 Teilbänden)/ Bd. IV: Flechten (in 2 Teilbänden), Thomé's Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz in Wort und Bild Bd. V;

      Zezschwitz Verlag 1904 - 1931. - insgesamt ca. 8000 Seiten; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben - teilweise mit kleinen Einrissen; Der Zustand ist ansonsten dem Alter entsprechend gut; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt/ Einband zum Teil Orig.Halbleder; KOMPLETTPREIS für 12 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 16000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        [Complete Works.]

      Boston: L. C. Page & Company Publishers,, 1904. Translated from the Original Russian and edited by Professor Leo Wiener. 29 volumes bound as 14, octavo (209 × 137 mm). Finely bound by Brentanos in contemporary blue half morocco, spines attractively gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides with gilt rules, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Photogravure illustrated frontispiece and plates. Very slight occasional rubbing to corners, but a superb set in excellent condition. Illustrated Library Edition; a superb library set of Tolstoy&#39;s complete works in a fine contemporary binding, translated into English by Leo Wiener, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages at Harvard University.

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        Extracts from Adam&#39;s Diary [with] Eve&#39;s Diary

      New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1904 [and] 1906. First editions. Together two volumes, octavo. Original red pictorial cloth, decorated in white and green. Very good or better copies of both titles, nice to find together. Adam&#39;s diary is faded on the spine. First editions of both titles. A highly underrated work by Twain.

      [Bookseller: Kevin F. Kelly, bookseller]
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      THE CENTURY CO., NEW YORK 1904 - illustrated with pictures by Maxfield Parrish and by photographs, green colored cloth cover in gilt designs, spine in gilt designs, some stains along edges of front cover, rubbed top/bottom, bumped corners colored frontispiece, plates, 12 b&w and 15 colored, rough cut edges, bookplate on fep DATE PUBLISHED: 1904 EDITION: FIRST ED 270PP [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York: Century Club, 1904. First edition. Quarto, original dark green cloth, top edge gilt. Wonderfully illustrated with drawings, photographs, and 26 full-color plates by Maxfield Parrish. In very good condition with some light wear to the spine tips. A bright copy. Edith Wharton&#39;s Italian Villas and Their Gardens, a seminal work on garden design, is a testament to the passionate connoisseurship of one of America&#39;s greatest writers. A comprehensive look at the history and character of Italian garden architecture and ornamentation, the book explores more than seventy-five villas, capturing what Wharton calls their "garden-magic" and illuminating the intimate relationship between the house, its formal gardens, and the surrounding countryside. "...Parish illustrations, in trademark dreamy, fairy-tale style--seems to dislocate these legendary gardens from time altogether" (Forbes).

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      Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press, 1904. Edition de Luxe." ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Hardcover. 16 Mostly Unopened, Handsomely Gilt VolumesWith Morocco Doublures and Much Shelf Appeal. 222 x 146 mm (8 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 16 volumes. Last three volumes (containing "Letters") edited by Charles Eliot Norton. "Edition de Luxe." ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. VERY HANDSOME DARK GREEN MOROCCO, EXTRAVAGANTLY GILT, covers with a wavy gilt border and charming floral ornaments at corners, central panel (with square-notched corners) formed by six parallel gilt lines; raised bands, spine compartments attractively gilt with scrolling flowers and foliage enclosing a floral fleuron centerpiece, wide turn-ins with elaborate gilt decoration featuring many large and small roses and leaves on stylized lattice work, the turn-ins enclosing SCARLET-COLORED POLISHED MOROCCO DOUBLURES, crimson watered silk free endleaves, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed, MOSTLY UNOPENED (six of the volumes entirely unopened, and all but one of the others largely so). With 80 mounted photogravure illustrations on India paper (including frontispieces, one double plate, and one plate with four portraits). Original tissue guards. Front joint of first volume a bit worn (rear joint a little flaked), a half dozen other joints with a hint of rubbing, spines evenly sunned to an attractive olive brown, one small cover scuff, two leaves roughly opened (with no serious consequences), other isolated trivial imperfections, but a nearly fine set in quite an attractive binding, the leather lustrous, and the (mostly unopened) text essentially undisturbed. These bindings look extremely good on the shelf, and the doublures of scarlet--especially as they face crimson-colored watered silk--are a bold highlight of the flamboyant decoration. For a thorough discussion of author and contents, see item #145, below.

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        THE SOULS OF THE STREETS. And other little papers

      Brown Langham. London.,1904. FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo.(6.9 x 4.3 inches). 62pp. Printed at the Lanthorn Press as number 1 in the Lanthorn series. Pages very good and clean. Blank free endpapers browned. Neat previous owners inscription, dated 1908, to the front free endpaper, otherwise a clean and tidy copy. Publishers off white paper covered boards with brown cloth spine. Printed paper label. A very clean and tight copy of this rare book. The Authors first book, published 26 years before his masterpiece, Swallows and Amazons.:

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        The Winged Hat, 1890

      Goulding, London 1904 - (Chicago 34 II/II; Levy 38; Way 25)Second state of two. Transfer lithograph in black with scraping,printed on fine laid paper with the water mark O.W.P. & A.C.L. There is an impurity in the paper to the left of the arm-see photo.The watermark in the paper suggests that this is a posthumous edition of 55 copies printed by Goulding in 1904. (The stone is preserved in the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow.)This is a portrait of his sister-in-law, Ethel Birnie Philip. The sister would have been about 29 years old when Whistler originally drew the plate.(Way states that there were 22 impressions from the first state. This was also issued in The Whirlwind, 1890. &#145;Impressions for The Whirlwind were printed by machine from supplementary stones&#146; &#145; in a somewhat blacker and shinier ink that that used for hand pulled proofs; Whirlwind impressions are therefore generally higher in contrast. The sheet size for the Whirlwind edition should be 284 x 225 mm. There were 500-1000 impressions of this published edition)Image size 179 x 174 mmSheet size 370 x 260mm (14 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches)

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1904. Hardcover. Very minor rubbing along spine tips. Lovely copy, hinges neatly repaired with the front pastedown professionally replaced to cover a mark left by removing a bookplate. Near Fine and scarce. Beautiful decorated green cloth with a pattern of colorful daisies spread across the front cover. This attractive early reprint of one of James&#39;s best known books is illustrated with a frontispiece and marginal drawings throughout by Harry W. McVickar. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper: "After long years:/Henry James/November 9th 1909." Books inscribed by James are quite uncommon, especially his more desirable titles such as this one.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Jettature. Compositions et Gravures En Couleurs De François Courboin.

      A. Romagnol - Collection Des Dix, Paris 1904 - Cubierta original ilustrada - 1 lámina - 2 h. - portada - 193pp. - 3 h. Muy ilustrado con preciosos grabados entre el texto. Edición de solo 300 ejemplares (nº213) Perfecto ejemplar muy bien encuadernado por Brugalla en marroquin, filiteado en oro. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Frau Johann Strauß").

      [Vienna], 7. VI. 1904. - Small 4to. 4 pp. on double leaf. To "Monsieur Heugel à Paris", i. e. the publisher Henri Georges Heugel (1844-1916), on discrepancies regarding royalties for "Chauve-Souris", i. e. "Die Fledermaus" ("The Bat"): "Mon beau frére, M. Josef Simon, de retour à Vienne, je lui ai parlé des traités en question. Le document du 30/1 1900 est seulement le brouillon du traité du 4/4 1902, qui contient simplement des fixations, des quote-part, des tantiémes. Je n'y aie pas assigné à M. Cranz des nouveaux droits, et specialement pas aucun droit, pour la Chauve-Souris, comme je vous ail dejà affirmé [.]". - On stationery with printed address and black border.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Cripple Creek Strike, 1903-1904

      Victor, CO: Press of the Victor Daily Record, 1904. First Edition. An essential account of the opening salvo in the Colorado Labor Wars, with much on the action of the Western Federation of Miners (for whom Langdon would in fact later serve as official publicist). Much of the first edition is reputed to have been destroyed during the National Guard occupation, but we have been unable to discover a definitive source for this assertion. Octavo. Gilt-stamped green cloth boards; (6) preliminary leaves; 248pp; portr. frontis; folding plate; illus. Few mild spots of sizing loss to front cover, else Fine. Superior copy of the rare first edition, followed by a Denver printing later in the same year.

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        His own visions growing into reality

      1904. Our Village. Hay Carrying. Original pen-and-ink watercolour illustration on card (367 × 269 mm), in a wash-line mount. Margins marked, but image clean and in very good condition. The original illustration, signed by the artist, for one of the scenes in Mary Russell Mitford&#39;s "Our Village", which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock&#39;s illustrations form part of the "Series of English Idylls" published by J. M. Dent & Co. The scene depicted shows Robert, a boy from the village, watching an artist painting a particular view to which the boy has led him.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1904. 3. NOVELTY. THE MODEL BOOK OF TRAINS. London & NY: Nister & Dutton, no date, circa 1904. 4to (10 1/4 X 12"), stiff pictorial card covers, some corner and edge wear else near Fine, complete and unused. There are 6 chromolithographed leaves printed on one side of the paper, each with train related pieces that the child is to cut out and glue to make model train cars: coaches, coal carrier, goods vans, station and more. There is text in verse illustrated in brown line to accompany the cut-outs. Peeps Into Nisterland p.163. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      Higginbotham & Co., Madras 1904 - HB 1st Ed, 1st printing. Colour design paper on board covers, green cloth spine. White titles on red and green front. Black on spine. See my pic. 15.6 x 12.5cm. 150 pages. Dedication o/p in ink 'from CFG Lang Christmas 1904. With the author's compliments.' Many of the delightful sketches of Indian and Asian life (albeit un the guise as a fish or animal!) appeared first in various Indian papers i.e. The Asian, The Madras Mail, The Madras Times. He creates detailed colourful mind pictures as well as showing early 1900 society behaviour. Lovely book. Condition: Front cover stained, has not seeped through. Front, back and spine are suffering from age and handling discolouration. Wear on spine, rubbed on edges, wear on corners, boards showing slightly. o/p ghosted + dedication as mentioned. e/p ghosted on free page, paste down, some freckling + stain bottom edge. Free e/p + last page 150 , freckles. Outer edge of pages collectively discoloured with age. Internally, mostly clean, the odd freckle, but minor. Binding tight, little wear, good colour. Cover lets it down. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Salmon and Sea Trout Rivers of England and Wales

      Dryden House, 43 Gerrard Sr, London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co Ltd, 1904 Large paper edition with Illustrations and Map. 2 Volumes uniformly bound in half maroon leather with red cloth, some blind tooling at edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines have raised bands, gilt titles and lots of gilt tooling, edges lightly bumped and worn. Internally, NO inscriptions etc, cream endpapers. Volume 1, has the half title, map frontis, [7], (viii-xiv), [3], 2-280 pp, 30 full page illustration and 19 illustrations in text. Volume 2, half title, map frontis, [11], 2-225 pp, 22 full page illustrations and 18 illustrations in text. from an edition limited to just 350 copies. A very attractive set. (he also wrote on Deer-Stalking in 1886 - see Allibone 724)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Salmon and Sea Trout Rivers of England and Wales. 2 volumes

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1904.. 4to. (11.5 x 9 inches). Two volumes: pp.xiv, (ii ), 280; 225. 2 folding maps (one to each volume). Volume I: 30 toned (monochrome) illusts from photos, printed to one side only and hors-texte; 19 illusts in the text. Volume II: 22 toned (monochrome) illusts from photos, printed to one side only and hors-texte; 18 illusts in the text. Publisher's original quarter vellum, paper label to spine, over paper-covered boards, a little rubbed, faded and marked. Free endpapers browned. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Edition limited to 350 copies. A Very Good set. Oversize or very heavy books, requiring eye-watering amounts of extra postage overseas. First edition. Limited edition.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        PARADISI IN SOLE, PARADISUS TERRESTRIS. Garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers which our English ayre will permitt to be noursed up: with a Kitchen garden of all manner of herbes, rootes, & fruites for meat or sause used with us, and an orchard of all sorte of fruitbearing trees and shrubbes fir for our land together with the right orderinge planting and preserving of them and their uses and vertues. Collected by John Parkinson Apothecary of London 1629.

      Methuen 1904. Reprint of the 1629 edition. Folio., bound in half dark green morocco gilt, with raised bands and gilt rules to spine, marbled endpapers, 612pp + 16pp index, illus throughout with full page botanical woodcuts, t.e.g., others uncut. VG copy. (SHELF 3) NOTE: Heavy Book, [3.5 kg +] might require special shipping arrangements **To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - please come and browse. Credit and (UK) debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct.

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      London: Adam & Charles Black, 1904. Limited de luxe ed. 22/ 500, signed by the artist. Pp. x, 223. 100 colour plates by Mortimer Menpes. In addition fullpage, signed original watercolour by the artist painted on a blank leaf bound before the 1/2 title. Original decorative blue and gilt stamped cloth with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, top edge gilt. Gilt on spine slightly rubbed, light foxing on end papers, presentation label on front pastedown, news cutting review of the book tipped-in after contents page, tissue guard to frontis slightly foxed and torn at inner hinge. A unique example.. Signed by Illustrator. Limited. Decorative Cloth. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Mortimer Menpes. 26.5 x 19.5 Cm.

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        Lithographs of New York in 1904

      New York: The Society of Iconophiles, 1904. Folio. (17 1/4 x 12 inches). 12 lithographs, each signed in pencil by Pennell, each tipped to larger support sheets as issued. Letterpress list of plates. Publisher&#39;s grey/green lettered wrappers. The complete set of twelve lithographs, each edition of 100, each signed in pencil by Pennell. Each print is a fine impression with full margins, printed on antique paper with the Society of Iconophiles blindstamp, as issued. This set includes the original list of plates and is in the original paper letterpress wrappers. The plates comprise: 1) Battery Park. Image size 9 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches; sheet size 11 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches. Wuerth 144. 2) Broadway from Bowling Green. Image size 10 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches; sheet size 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches. Wuerth 150. 3) Broadway Towers. Image size 11 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches; sheet size 13 x 8 7/8 inches. Wuerth 151. 4) The Stock Exchange. Image size 10 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches; sheet size 13 x 8 1/4 inches. Wuerth 146. 5) Nassau Street. Image size 10 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches; sheet size 12 x 8 1/2 inches. Wuerth 158. 6) Pine Street. Image size 10 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches; sheet size 13 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches. Wuerth 147. 7) William Street. Image size 9 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches; sheet size 11 x 7 1/2 inches. Wuerth 155. 8) Building the Building. Image size 11 x 6 inches; sheet size 12 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches. Wuerth 160. 9) The Flat Iron. Image size 9 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches; sheet size 13 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Wuerth 162. 10) Union Square. Image size 10 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches; sheet size 12 x 7 5/8 inches. Wuerth 154. 11) Broadway Above 23d Street. Image size 9 x 6 inches; sheet size 11 1/4 x 8 inches. Wuerth 156. 12) The Times Building. Image size 9 x 6 inches; sheet size 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Wuerth 145. Cf. Wuerth, Catalogue of the Lithographs of Joseph Pennell (Boston, 1931).

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        A Topographical Description of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina

      Cleveland : The Burrows Brothers Company, 1904. Reprinted from the original edition of 1778-----VG++ Limited edition of 245 copies----this copies number is not filled in------Pages pristine as is Map and Envelope for map on back paste down----some pages are unopened--Top Edge Gilt---Maroon cloth boards have some shelf wear to edges. Excellent copy.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: WoodWorks Books]
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