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        HUMAN WORK Inscribed to the Governor of Colorado

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Library stamps from a Colorado university on the front and rear pastedowns and endpapers, all edges of the bulked text, and the copyright page; the cloth clean, unmarked, and bright. But for the library markings a Near Fine copy, lacking a dustwrapper if there was one. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To a friend of mine and/of progress, Alva Adams,/with good will of the author/Charlotte Perkins Gilman/1905." In a similar hand (unsigned) but probably not Gilman's on the rear endpaper is written: "Work - labor - something to do is/the only wealth as it is the/only specific for contentment." Perkins, a feminist writer and grand-niece of Harriet Beecher Stowe, is perhaps best known for her semi-autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis and which is considered an important early work of American feminist literature. Gilman believed economic independence was the only thing that could bring true freedom for women and make them equal to men, arguing that motherhood should not preclude a woman from working outside the home: "A house does not need a wife any more than it needs a husband.... There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver." Adams's small bookplate on the front pastedown. Books signed by this important figure in the feminist movement are very scarce. Alva Adams served as the fifth, tenth, and fourteenth Governor of Colorado from 1887 to 1889, 1897 to 1899, and briefly in 1905. During his first administration Adams took a controversial pro-labor stand and was influential in passing bills establishing the Bureau of Labor Statistics and making it illegal to use children under the age of fourteen for labor. He also opposed capital punishment and personally sponsored a bill ending public executions, playing an integral part in ending corporal punishment practices at State institutions. During his second term Adams became the first Colorado Governor called upon to mobilize and lead the state during a national war after President McKinley declared war with Spain. Adams had to raise private funds to finance the troops, going so far as to purchase personally each soldier's identification tags. He was named governor for a third time in 1904, but due to the flagrant fraud from both parties during the election, he was removed from office when the legislature came into session in 1905. His son served in the United States Senate.

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      New York: Fox, Duffield & Company, 1904. ...[xlii, 350 pgs.]...FIRST EDITION...WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOHN FOX, JR. AND ILLUSTRATED WITH 13 PHOTOGRAPHS BY A.L. COBURN INCLUDING FRONTIS...Photos of African-American women preparing food...Recipes include Breads, Soups, Fish, Croquettes, Meats, Game, ETC...Grey/Blue cloth boards stamped on cover with title in blue lettering...Coburn was a well known photographer at the turn of the 19th century...Small defects to this volume include: slight fading to the spine and outside margins of covers, front hinge cracked but holding, and slight toning to back and front endpapers...SCARCE... . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

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        The History of The Standard Oil Company: 2 Volume Set

      McClure, Phillips & Co, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. 2 volume set. A superior copy in fine condition. 1st edition. 8vo. Red cloth with gold lettering. Top edge gilt. Clean, unmarked pages. xix, 406; xiii, 409. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Full, unabridged version containing chapters purged from later editions. Howes T-33. <br><br> "This work is the outgrowth of an effort on the part of the editors of McClure&#39;s Magazine to deal concretely in their pages with the trust question. In order that their readers might have a clear and succinct notion of the processes by which a particular industry passes from the control of the many to that of the few, they decided a few years ago to publish a detailed narrative of the history of the growth of a particular trust. The Standard Oil Trust was chosen for obvious reasons. It was the first in the field, and it has furnished the methods, the charter, and the traditions for its followers. It is the most perfectly developed trust in existence; that is, it satisfies most nearly the trust ideal of entire control of the commodity in which it deals. Its vast profits have led its officers into various allied interests, such as railroads, shipping, gas, copper, iron, steel, as well as into banks and trust companies, and to the acquiring and solidifying of these interests it has applied the methods used in building up the Oil Trust. It has led in the struggle against legislation directed against combinations. Its power in state and Federal government, in the press, in the college, in the pulpit, is generally recognised. The perfection of the organisation of the Standard, the ability and daring with which it has carried out its projects, make it the pre-eminent trust of the world - the one whose story is best suited to illuminate the subject of combinations of capital. The officers of the company courteously offered to give me all the assistance in their power, an offer of which I have freely taken advantage. In accepting assistance from the Standard men as from independents I distinctly stated that I wanted facts, and that I reserved the right to use them according to my own judgement of their meaning, that my object was to learn more perfectly what was actually done - not to learn what my informants thought of what had been done. It is perhaps not too much to say that there is not a single important episode in the history of the Standard Oil Company, so far as I know it, or a notable step in the growth, which I have not discussed more or less fully with officers of the company." - from Preface.

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        Bruvver Jim's Baby

      Harper and Brothers New York 1904 - First Edition. "An uproariously funny story of a tiny mining settlement in the West, which is shaken to the very roots by the sudden possession of a baby, found on the plains by one of its residents. The town is as disreputable a spot as the gold fever was ever responsible for, and the coming of that baby causes the upheaval of every rooted tradition of the place. Its christening, the problems of its toys and its illness, supersede in the minds of the miners all thought of earthly treasure." Basis for the 1920 black and white silent Universal Film production directed by Jacques Jaccard and starring Harry Carey and Carol Holloway. Almost Near Fine, some rubbing at lower spine end, some mild signs of wear, publisher's name flecked at spine, in incredibly scarce original publisher's printed dustjacket, Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Quotation Signed

      [NP]. December 1904. Card size: 4-3/8 x 4-5/8". The quote reads "Julia Ward Howe / Pres&#39; New England Women&#39;s / Club / Ex-pres&#39; of the Association for / the Advancement of Women. / Mine eyes have seen the glory" and is all in Howe&#39;s hand. On the verso is the autograph of "Charles W. Eliot / Harvard University / 1904". Julia Ward Howe has summed up her life&#39;s work citing contributions to women&#39;s rights first. Housed in custom-made blue linen clamshell box, lined with blue velvet, indent for quotation housed in plastic sleeve that can be flipped to view either side without removing, although plastic is open at top edge for removal as well, red morocco label on spine stamped in gold gilt, fine.& Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) spent much of her life working for the betterment of other women. Born into a well-off New York family, she started writing at an early age. Although much of her early poetry is now forgotten, and was not particularly well-regarded when published, she was catapulted to instant fame in February 1862 when the Atlantic Monthly published the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Mrs. Howe&#39;s activities increased after 1868 in the burgeoning postwar woman&#39;s movement. She served as President of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, the New England Woman Suffrage Association and was a leader in the national organization was a suffrage leader and one of the founders of the New England Women&#39;s Club and the New England Woman Suffrage Association. She founded the weekly Woman&#39;s Journal in 1870 and in 1883 published a biography of Margaret Fuller. A noted lecturer and lay preacher, as well as writer and active in international peace movements, women&#39;s education as well as suffrage. She was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1908), a precedent not repeated until 1930. In this autograph note written at age 85, just six years before her death, Mrs. Howe seems to be summing up her life. What is particularly fascinating is the order - one assumes listed in importance - of her not inconsiderable achievements. She first lists "President New England Women&#39;s Club (which she founded in 1868, assumed presidency in 1871, and held this office almost continuously until her death). The second achievement she lists is "Ex-pres of the Association for the Advancement of Women" (which she helped found in 1873 with the pioneer New York woman&#39;s club, Sorosis). Although the AAW was moribund by 1900, supplanted by the General Federation of Women&#39;s Clubs (which Mrs. Howe also helped found), while it existed it did much to help women seeking an education or entry to professions. The last achievement Mrs. Howe lists is "Mine eyes have seen the glory-" which is, of course, the opening line of Battle Hymn of the Republic. It is interesting that this is in "third place" in her catalogue of accomplishments. Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926) was the President of Harvard and the most influential leader in the educational activities of the country during his tenure there (1869-1909). He had taken a hopeful view in his inaugural address on the position of higher education for women, and it was under his administration that Radcliffe College came into existence in 1894. We can find no mention of a meeting between Howe and Eliot in 1904 (although they did sit next to one another on February 14, 1907 at a luncheon where Mrs. Howe notes in her diary she sat between Col. Higginson and Mr. Eliot "...with whom I had not spoken in many years." However, her biographers note that Howe almost never refused a request for a verse or sentiment and in 1904, Charles Eliot was fund-raising for teacher&#39;s salaries at Harvard. In any event, this is a wonderful piece, confirming that Julia Ward Howe, author of one of America&#39;s most famous poems, felt her real contributions were to women&#39;s rights. Richards and Elliott, Julia Ward Howe, V. II, pp. 355-356. DAB, pp. 71-78. NAW pp.225-229.

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        Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary

      London, Edward Arnold. 1904, 1904. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 270pp. Untrimmed edges. A beautiful copy in a near fine example of the publisher&#39;s brown buckram yapp edged boards. Titled in black and ruled in red, entirely free from the fraying and bumping that this type of binding is heir to. This copy bears the ink ownership of Gwendolen McBryde, the widow of the illustrator. Internally clean, some spotting to prelims and page edges. A superb and seminal collection of short supernatural stories, including "The Mezzotint" guaranteed to linger in the mind of anyone who has ever stayed up late cataloguing. Listed in Jones & Newman; 100 Best Horror Novels.

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        Ghost-Stories of an Antiquary

      London: Edward Arnold, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Publisher&#39;s original beige linen covered boards, titled in black and ruled in red, fore-edges untrimmed; covers and backstrip evenly age-toned with rubbing and wear at extremities, especially head, tail and corners; contents essentially clean and complete with no pen-marks or inscriptions; parting at the endleaves (slightly at the front, more so at the rear), hinges shaken, front free endpaper a little creased; not from a library so no such stamps or labels; withal, a just about very good copy. Size: 210mm x 150mm; pagination: [i-vi], vii-ix, [x], xi, [xii], 1, [2], 3-270, [271-272: blank] and 16 page publisher&#39;s catalogue dated November 1904; and [4] plates depicting illustrations by James McBryde. First edition, first printing of this consummate book: a truly seminal collection of short supernatural stories, including the super creepy tale entitled &#39;The Mezzotint&#39;. Note: first edition genuine first impression copies with the publisher&#39;s Nov. 1904 catalogue, which is present in this copy, are especially scarce.

      [Bookseller: Prior Books]
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        The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1904. Six volumes complete - Volume One - xxxvii, [1], 296pp; Volume Two - ix, [1], 316pp; Volume Three - viii, 361pp, [1]; Volume Four - [8], 412pp, [2]; Volume Five - x, 423pp, [1] and Volume Six - ix, [1], 429pp, [1]. Uniform contemporary half morocco and cloth, raised bands, spines in six panels, gilt running title and volume to second panel, contents to third, remaining panels with top and bottom dog-tooth roll, a central floral spray with leafy corner pieces, date to foot, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Spines slightly darkened, very minor rubbing to extremities, lower cover of volume one has a couple of small snags to cloth. Internally bright and clean, photographic frontispiece to volume six. Large paper copy, title in red and black, limited edition of one hundred and ten sets, this being number forty-seven. Wise II:335-6. First Thus. Half Morocco and Cloth. Very Good. 8vo. Limited Edition.

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        The Spirit of Easter

      Boston: The Youth&#39;s Companion. [1904]. First Edition, Signed by the author on the first page over an image of an Easter lily, in pencil as usual, "Helen Keller". 4to; 2pp; dark blue wrappers printed in silver, the corners chipped, the front cover s split at the edge, the text sewn with light green yarn, covers a bit soiled, about very good. The text is on French folded coated glossy stock; printed in dark blue with images of lilies in light green, with photographic image of a young Helen Keller in blue. The author and title are printed in dark blue at the top of the page with lilies decorating the margins. The text is printed in dark blue as well, within a light green double rule on each page. This is a handsome and early publication by Keller. & Helen Keller (1880-1968), noted American lecturer and author, was blind and deaf from the age of two. At the age of seven Anne Sullivan became her teacher, and Keller&#39;s progress was remarkable. She graduated from Radcliffe in 1904 with honors and spent the rest of her life writing and lecturing raising money for the blind and other social causes. Keller first published in The Youth&#39;s Companion in 1893; she tells us in THE STORY OF MY LIFE (1902) that this brief account of her life written when she was 12 was undertaken to restore her self-confidence (after the Frost King episode). In 1903, her second book OPTIMISM appeared. In 1904, John Macy had become part of the Keller - Sullivan household. He was then an editor at The Youth&#39;s Companion and undoubtedly persuaded Helen to undertake this inspirational text. Keller had been introduced to Swedenborgian teachings by John Hitz in 1893, and her writing in this pamphlet reflect that spirit. This is an early separate appearance - her fourth (?) and is quite scarce. RLIN and OCLC searches locate only two copies- at Indiana and Columbia. 100 Most Influential Women, pp. 65-68. NAW The Modern Period, pp. 389-393. Lash, Helen and Teacher. Herrmann, Helen Keller A Life. Keller, The Story of My Life, p. 74. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        The Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes - Shakespeare Head Press Limited Edition, #585 of 1000 [The Stratford Town Shakespeare]

      Duffield & Company, New York / Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1904. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Limited edition, #585 of 1000. No jackets. Spine labels toned with loss from two volumes, boards of a couple volumes lightly soiled. Descriptive label tipped in on front endpaper of first volume. 1904 Hard Cover. Large 8vo. Complete in ten hardcover volumes. Original beige cloth, paper spine labels. Printed on laid paper in a limitation of 1000 copies. This was the first work to be released by the Shakespeare Head Press, which was a fine press in Shakespeare&#39;s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon which undertook to carry on the sort of printing that the Kelmscott Press made famous. It is to this day the only complete set of his works to be produced in his hometown, and is often called The Stratford Town Shakespeare. This set was reproduced by Duffield & Company of New York in another limitation of 1000, which is the set offered here. CONTENTS: Vol 1 - The Epistle Dedicatory, by John Heminge and Henry Condell, to the Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery; To the great Variety of Readers; To The Reader; The Names of the Principal Actors in all these Plays; Commendatory Verses; Additional Commendatory Versers; The Tempest; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Measure for Measure Vol 2 - The Comedy of Errors; Much Ado About Nothing; Love&#39;s Labour&#39;s Lost; A Midsummer Night&#39;s Dream Vol 3 - The Merchant of Venice; As You Like It; The Taming of the Shrew; All&#39;s Well That Ends Well Vol 4 - Twelfth Night; The Winter&#39;s Tale; King John; King Richard The Second Vol 5 - The First Part of King Henry The Fourth; The Second Part of King Henry The Fourth; King Henry The Fifth; The First Part of King Henry The Sixth Vol 6 - The Second Part of Henry The Sixth; The Third Part of King Henry The Sixth; King Richard The Third; King Henry The Eighth Vol 7 - Troilus And Cressida; Coriolanus; Titus Andronicus; Romeo And Juliet Vol 8 - Timon of Athens; Julius Caesar; Macbeth; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Vol 9 - King Lear; Othello, The Moor of Venice; Antony and Cleopatra; Cymbeline Vol 10 - Pericles; Venus and Adonis; Lucrece; Sonnets; A Lover&#39;s Complaint; The Passionate Pilgrim; The Phoenix And Turtle; Memoir, by Henry Davey; Ben Jonson&#39;s Views on Shakespeare&#39;s Art, by J.J. Jusserand; On The Influence of the Audience, by Robert Bridges; The Religion of Shakespeare, by H.C. Beeching; The Stage of the Globe, by E.K. Chambers; The Sonnets, by H.C. Beeching; The Portraits of Shakespeare, by M.H. Spielmann; Notes on the Text, by A.H. Bullen

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        KAKIMAMI GUSA Vol.3

      1904. [DESIGN] Ogino ISSUI, designer. KAKIMAMI GUSA vol. 3. Kyoto, Unkindo, Meiji 37 [1904] Ribbon-bound oblong Japanese style, 25.4 x 36 cm. Ge volume (volume three of three, only). 25 large full page color woodblock designs by Ogino Issui, one of the most elusive, yet most skillful designers of the early 20th century. This would appear to be the original Unkindo edition, later sold (though maybe not reprinted) by Unsodo when Unkindo was folded into Unsodo. It appears in the Taisho era Unsodo catalogue, but not the later Showa era one. The book is largely unheard of in the marketplace. Little is known of Issui and his oeuvre is quite limited, his most famous work being the ZUAN HYAKUDAI in three volumes. This work is perhaps his scarcest and very lovely. In nice condition, impression and color through out with a bit of browning.

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        What I Saw on the Old Santa Fe Trail. ... A Condensed Story of Frontier Life Half a Century Ago

      Plainfield, IN: The Friends Press. Very Good-. [1904]. First Edition. Original Wraps. First Edition in Very Good- condition with edgewear, chipping, minor water damage, and light scattered soiling. Illustrated with three plates, all of them portraits. Original black printed wrappers, title faded; By the biographer of Jacob Hamlin, Mormon missionary, frontiersman and explorer. Howes L384 (aa). Graff 2512. Rader 2240 .

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        SOLDIER PANORAMA BOOK A Novel Colour Book for Children

      London: Ernest Nister/ E.P. Dutton New York No.908, 1904 approx. Hardcover. Very Good-. Chromolith 3-tier pop-ups (5) across two pages + text illus by E.S. Hardy. Quarto green cloth-spined pictorial boards (edges worn plain green-cream lower cover slightly marked) [32]pp. Inscription on flyleaf "Eustace from Uncle Arnold Xmas 1906". Pages a bit edge-tanned but not brittle & not creased to corners. Three text pages with short edge tears at the foot of the page and part of the penultimate line drawing is neatly child-coloured but still very crisp and clean. Except for 1 horse tail which is a little creased & a few spikes bent it is in exceptional condition, compared with our previous 3 copies this is the best. *Many delicate die-cut details in the pop-ups such as helmet-spikes, guns (some with ram-rods), horse tails, reins etc. Shows scenes in camp with gun carriages being loaded, also Indian troops in the last pop-up with extra long guns. All popups V.G (MONTANARO 286).

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      Doubleday, Page & Company, New York 1904 - .[xix, 254 pgs., xiii, 255-527 pgs.].248 PLATES, MANY TIPPED IN AND IN COLOR WITH TISSUE GUARDS(INCLUDING THE FRONTIS IN EACH VOLUME), 212 B/W TEXT FIGURES.In red leatherette, nicely rebound in 1930.Gilt titles on spine.Ex-library with only a small blindstamp on title pages.A BEAUTIFUL SET.Weighs 11 lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Petits poèmes en prose *

      Ch.Eggimann, Genève (2.1904). - Relié demi parchemin à coins bordés de filets dorés, plats de papier floral imprimé, pièce de titre à typographie dorée, tête itou, couvertures illustrées par Alexandre Cingria et dos conservés. Ex-libris de Alain de Suzannet. Ce recueil fondamental, pas tous les jours en si bel état, est en quelque sorte le manifeste de la nouvelle littérature romande. Ramuz, Adrien Bovy et les frères Charles-Albert et Alexandre Cingria y publient parmi leurs premiers textes, le premier sous le majestueux pseudonyme de Adalbert d'Aigues-Belles tandis que le second occupe un bon tiers du volume dans lequel, ô stupeur, nous découvrîmes un cliché photographique le figurant en fringant cavalier au chapitre intitulé "Chevalerie". Le premier ouvrage intégralement de Cingria ne paraîtra que deux ans plus tard, une plaquette d'humeur consacrée à l'Esperanto.Livre fondamental et de bonne provenance, publié à la même enseigne que et après l'inaugural "Petit village" de Ramuz.Exemplaire broché sur demande.[Bringolf 3] Édition originale. L'un des 400 exemplaires du tirage unique.

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      192. Paperback. [SCIENCE JOURNAL, FRENCH]. LE RADIUM, la Radioactivite et les Radiations. Paris: Masson et Cie. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE, Fonde par J. Ch. d&#39;Almeida, ET LE RADIUM, Fonde par Jacques Danne. Paris: Societe Francaise de Physique. Illustrated. Le Radium is large 8vo., grey paper wrappers printed in green and red; Journal Physique is 8vo., white paper wrappers printed in black. This is a run of two French research journals that merged into one, consisting of the following issues: [The following are LE RADIUM, La Radioactivite et Les Radiations, from first year of publication; pre-merger with Journal de Physique:] 1904LE RADIUM, No. 1- 4 complete. 1905LE RADIUM, No. 2-6. 1906LE RADIUM, No. 1,4,5,7. 1907LE RADIUM, No. 1(x4),2(x2),6,7(x2). 1908LE RADIUM, No. 6. 1909LE RADIUM, No. 2(x2), 3. 1910LE RADIUM, No. 1-5. 1914LE RADIUM, No. 4, 5. 1919LE RADIUM, No. 11, 12. [The following are JOURNAL PHYSIQUE ET LE RADIUM:] 1921Vol. II, Series VI, No. 1-12 with Table of Contents. 1922Vol. III, Series VI, No. 1-12 with Table of Contents. 1923Vol. IV, Series VI, No. 1-12 with Table of Contents. 1924Vol. V, Series VI, No. 1- 12 with Table of Contents. 1925Vol. VI, Series VI, No. 1-12 with Table of Contents. 1927Vol. VIII, Series VI, No. 1-6 [MISSING 7-12 and Table of Contents]. 1938Vol. IX, Series VII, No. 8-12 with table of contents[MISSING 1-7]. 1939Vol. X, Sries VII, No. 1-12 with Table of Contents.

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        Signed postcard photograph ("R. Leoncavallo") with autograph musical quotation from the first act of his opera La Bohème

      A fine bust-length photograph of the composer with his trademark handlebar mustache, boldly signed in black ink and dated Berlin, June 1904. With a two-measure autograph musical quotation to upper left, with text, identified in the composer&#39;s hand as being from "La Bohème I Act."& & Addressed to Fraulein Grete Larass in Berlin. & & Very slightly worn at edges; remnants of tape to edges of verso. . ["Leoncavallo"] completed his version of Murger&#146;s Scènes de la vie de Bohème, on which he had been working since 1892, and its first performance was carefully supervised by his new publisher Sonzogno in Venice in 1897. The long period of composition during which he sought to convey the realities of life in the Latin Quarter of Paris was preceded by fierce controversy with Puccini and the Ricordi publishing house. It was Leoncavallo who first had the idea of making it into an opera, but his Bohème, although it has pages full of vitality, is much more a social document of the period, and after the first years in which the two operas were performed almost side by side, it was Puccini&#146;s version that survived in the repertory." Michele Girardi in Grove online

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        The Dynasts

      London: Macmillan, 1904; 1906; 1908. First editions, second issue of first part. 3 vols., 8vo. . Bound in three quarter blue morocco and blue cloth, gilt spine, t.e.g., for Sotheran. Spine lightly sunned, else fine. Purdy, pp. 119-134 . A complete set Hardy&#39;s verse epic of the Napoleonic Wars

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        Les pénates d'argile *

      Ch.Eggimann, Genève (2.1904). - Relié demi parchemin à coins, papier à motif polychrome répété sur les plats, bordé d'un filet doré, couverture illustrée et dos conservés, pièce de titre en brun avec typographie et tête or. Ce rare et fragile recueil, surtout en si bel état, est en quelque sorte le manifeste de la nouvelle littérature romande. Ramuz, Adrien Bovy et les frères Cingria y publient parmi leurs premiers textes, Charles-Albert sous le majestueux pseudonyme de Adalbert d'Aigues-Belles. Le premier ouvrage intégralement de Cingria ne paraîtra que deux ans plus tard, une introuvable plaquette d'humeur consacrée à l'Esperanto.Livre fondamental donc, publié à la même enseigne que et après l'inaugural "Petit village" de Ramuz.Notre exemplaire, remarquablement conservé par la reliure, d'un goût tout ramuzien qui rime avec parchemin, provient de la bibliothèque du Comte Alain de Suzannet, comme en témoigne son ex-libris au contreplat.Sur demande volume broche propret non truffé.[Bringolf 3] Édition originale. L'un des 400 exemplaires du tirage unique.

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      Portland, OR: J.K. Gill Co., 1904 The farm, irrigation, fishing, ranch, range, orchard, hop yard and timber resources are dealt with in detail. Supplies practical answers to questions usually asked by those interested in migrating to Oregon. 191 pages. Smith: Pacific Northwest Americana 7215. Spine paper and edgewear to fragile front paper cover professionally repaired. A very good plus copy.. First edition. Pictorial paper cover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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      Tokyo : T. [Takejiro] Hasegawa [1904, 1905, 1914] The complete set of three volumes of color woodblock reproductions of Hiroshige illustrations. Each volume features twelve interior color woodblocks on high quality tannish hosho paper folded over stiffener paper, plus a titled illustration on the front cover and an untitled illustration on the rear cover. Each is laid within its original professionally repaired card box. The three silk tied booklets are fine and bright. An exceptional set seldom found complete.. First edition. Oblong paper. Illus. by Ando Hiroshige.

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      London: A. H. Bullen, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. An altogether Very Good and intriguing copy. Original green linen-backed gray paper boards with paper spine label. Wade 56. Published in March 1904. This copy while not signed by the author is INSCRIBED by him on the front endpaper: "To MD/for her [his?] birthday/Mar 1904." An educated guess is that MD might stand for the actress Miss Darragh [Florence Laetitia (Dallas) Darragh), an established figure on the London stage who appeared in the Dublin 1906 production of Yeats&#39;s plays DEIRDRE and THE SHADOWY WATERS and of whom Yeats thought very highly. Another possibility is Michael Davitt, the Irish Nationalist, whose birthday was on the 25th of March and who died in 1906. Adding to the intrigue is an old pencil note in an unidentified hand on the front pastedown: "pres. copy for Stephen Gwynn." Gwynn, author and Irish nationalist, was a champion for Yeats. According to the DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY, "In spite of his book IRISH LITERATURE AND DRAMA (1936) and some early association with the Irish Players in London, Gwynn himself had little to do with drama, and stood apart from the fame and influence of the Abbey Theatre." Perhaps the most likely possibility is the illustrator and playwright Mabel Dearmer, a very close friend of Gwynn&#39;s who died while serving as a nurse in World War I. Gwynn wrote a memoir of her in Dearmer&#39;s posthumously published LETTERS FROM A FIELD HOSPITAL. Thus the pencil note related to Gwynn could refer to his receiving the book from Dearmer or from a member of her family after her death.

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        La Voile latine. Publiée sous les auspices de la section des Lettres de la Classe des Beaux-Arts, Société des Arts de Genève. Tome I, II, III, IV et V. Avec un comptes rendus des conférences de la classe des Beaux-Arts de la Société des Arts de Genève, 1904 - 1905. (20 pages).

      Imprimerie W. Kümdig & Fils - A. Jullien, éditeur 1904 - 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909, Genève - Bourg de Four, - 252 + 20 + 303 + 204 + 214 + 208 pages, Rousseurs marginales. Couverture du tome I détachée et coiffes du tome V légèrement abimés, autrement bon état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Our Poultry and All About Them: Their Varieties, Habits, Mating, Breeding, Selection and Management for Pleasure and Profit

      London.: Hutchinson.. No date. Ca. 1904.. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES. 36 color plates, black and white plates and in-text illustrations 442(818)pp, 11 x 9 1/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Covers extremities quite rubbed, light soiling to covers, a number of plates are loose, a few have soft corner creases or an occasional short edge tear; overall very good, clean condition with bright color plates. A 1904 announcement from Hutchinson describes Weir&#39;s volume as "The greatest work on poultry ever projected." It states that the book is to be published "in 13 fortnightly parts" and further observes of the author: "Mr. Harrison Weir&#39;s life-long experience as a breeder, exhibitor, and judge of poultry entitles him to the foremost place as an authority on the subject. His new book "Our Poultry," is the work of a practical man whose labours as an artist and journalist have received universal recognition, and it is no exaggeration to say that his illustrations far surpass in beauty and fidelity any pictures of poultry that have been published...; this work can certainly be called his magnum opus." Who&#39;s Who (Macmillan) in 1905 observed in their profile of Weir: "&#39;Our Poultry and All About Them,&#39; the writing and illustrating of which occupied his attention for upwards of 20 years, [is] for its size...unique as the work of one man, author and illustrator, there being over 600,000 words of letterpress, 37 (sic) richly printed coloured pictures, and over 350 black and white drawings..." Weir&#39;s two-volume work is relatively uncommon in a complete state, as it was issued in installments to be bound when the series was complete. This set has been bound without a title page or table of contents (presumably issued with one of the parts) and there is no index (the latter likely as published). Some of the curious features, which might be described as comprising an appendix to the volumes, include Curatives and Medicines derived from poultry; Shrove Tuesday Customs involving Poultry; Cock-Crowing; Spurs; Poultry Markets; Superstitions and Omens; Proverbs, Axioms, Sayings, Etc., followed by a Glossary. .

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        The Issues at Stake

      The Liberal Publications Department (in connection with the National Liberal Federation and the Liberal Central Association) 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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        SOTSIAL&#146;DEMOKRAT: RABOCHAYA GAZETA (NO. 1-2, 6, 12-14)

      Geneva,. 1904-5. FT) Original Newspaper. 4to. Most issues are 16 pages each. In Russian. Title translates to English as, &#147;Social Democrat: Labor Newspaper. &#148; There were, of course, numerous publications titled &#147;Rabochaya Gazeta; &#148; This incarnation, published in exile in Geneva in the period leading up to the Revolution of 1905, appears to be quite scarce. CONTENTS: Klass Protiv Klassa [Class Against Class] --- Mezhdunarodnyy Sotsialisteskiy Sezd v Amsterdame [International Socialist Congress in Amsterdam] ---Politicheskaya Stachka Ital&#146;yanskikh Rabochnikh [Politicial Strike of the Italian Workers] --- Posledniy Tsar&#146; [Last Tsar] --- Revolyutsionnaya Rabota v Chernomorskom Flot [Revolutionary Work in the Black Sea Float] --- Ofitsery I Soldaty v Revolyutsii [Officers and Soldiers in the Revolution] . No listings on OCLC. Pages tanned with wear along edges. Some closed tears but no loss of text. Good+ Condition. Very Rare. (RUS-11-22A) .

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        Ladies' Golf

      Hutchinson & CO., London 1904 - Olive green cloth with giilt decoration and lettering on front and spine. Very bright and tight copy. 33 illlustrations, many from instantaneous photographs. 352 pages. Extraordinary condition of one of the cornerstone books in the ladies library of golf, and furthermore this is a Publisher's Presentation Copy with the title page bearing the blindstamp in the upper corner, "With the Publisher'sCompliments". Extremely scarce in this state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Golf]
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        Les Prix Nobel, 1901-1938 [38 Volumes, complete]

      P.-A. Norstedt & Fils. Hardcover. Stockholm, 1904-1939. 38 volumes bound in nine uniform red cloth quarto volumes. A very scarce complete set of Nobel Prize bulletins, containing articles on a range of subjects from Marie Curie, Henri Becquerel and all other Nobel Prize winners from 1901-1938. An ex-library set with embossed stamps and pencil on title pages and a few occasional institutional stamps to contents. Contents otherwise excellent with tissue guards intact. Bound in red buckram with gold lettering, no call letters on spines. Bindings are excellent with minimal normal wear. Contains a huge range of material from a very important period in scientific history. Quite scarce as a complete set. . Good. 1904. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        The Chemist and Druggist: The Business Newspaper for all sections of the Drug, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Cosmetic, Perfumery and Associated Industries. vols. 65-88 (1904-1916)

      London:, 1904-1916. volumes 65 to 88, complete volumes, an uninterrupted run, very thick and heavy quartos, illustrated, ex library, good-very good. Photos available upon request.

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        The Bernards of Abington and Nether Winchendon

      04 - London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of biographies detailing the history of the Bernard family of Abington Park and the surrounding area. AbingtonPark Museumwas originally a manor house built at the turn of the 16th century. The Great Hall, now called the Oak Room because of its oak panelling, dates back to 1500. It was once home to William Shakespeare&#39;s granddaughter, Elizabeth Bernard (ne Elizabeth Hall), who was buried in 1670 in the adjacent late 12th century church of St Peter and St Paul. Her second marriage was to Sir John Bernard or Barnard, the MP for Huntingdon from 1660, who successively enlarged the house in the 1660s. It passed to the Thursby family in 1669 and was further enlarged and remodelled in the classical Georgian style between 1738 and 1743 by William Thursby. Volume I contains a tipped-inletter from the author to a previous owner and the author&#39;s signature to the front free-endpaper. Volumes I-IV of a four volume set. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, very smart. Internally, tight and firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, with just some scattered spotting to the endpapers. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      New York: Doubleday Page, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Slightest of wear to one corner. Fine, bright copy. Original red cloth, gilt. Illustrated with photographs by F. B. Johnston. Born a slave, Washington founded Tuskegee Institute, becoming its first president, at the age of 25. This book, the sequel to UP FROM SLAVERY covering Washington&#39;s experiences in industrial training at Tuskegee, is INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front free endpaper "with kind wishes/of/Booker T. Washington/Tuskegee/ Alabama/Mar. 30, 1905." Books inscribed by Washington, especially in this condition, are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Cambrdige: Cambridge University Press, 1904. A fine copy of his "proposal of a new theory of atomic disintegration and of the nuclear nature of the atom" (Grolier/Horblit 91; Dibner 51). <br/><br> "The first textbook on radioactivity, surveying contemporary knowledge of the entire field. Reasearch progressed so rapidly in this erea that the second edition, published only a year later, had to be enlarged by fifity percent. The book includes a discussion of Rutherford&#39;s revolutionary transformation theory, developed during the period 1902-1903, which states that radioactivity is a by-product of the transmutation of one element into another." (Norman 1870). 8vo: 219 x 136 mm, original diced cloth, gilt-lettered spine and front cover. [ii] viii [ii] 399 [1] pp. and 1 full-page photo-engraved plate. Book plate to front paste-down, fresh and clean throughout. A fine copy.

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        Original Photos of Henry Weinhard Historic Brewhouse in Portland, Oregon

      Portland, Oregon: circa 1890s Portland, Oregon: circa 1890s. Collection of five (5) sepia photographs of the historic Henry Weinhard Brewery. Each pasted on mounts of the period, with wide margins suitable for framing. Four large photographs measuring approximately 20 x 14cm, on mounts approximately 28 x 23cm. One photograph, with white border, measures 18 x 13cm, on mount approximately 23 x 17,5cm. The lot in Very Good Condition. Rare, early, and original photographs of the inner-workings of Portland&#39;s longest-operating historic brewery. Viewing the barreling and bottling, a capping or corking line, one can almost smell the hops! Enrapturing for the vivid details of the period&#39;s mechanisms, such as steam-driven conveyor belts and large pulleys. Nostalgic are the large long neck dark glass bottles, the stacks of wooden stave barrels, and the overall simplicity of the &#39;brew shop&#39; in a classic brick building, compared to today&#39;s sterile gargantuan manufacturing plants. Key personnel including brewers, office clerks, a delivery driver, and at least one affluent business man or manager. Interesting also is a quaint and well organized general office, clearly preceding the construction of the grand offices of Weinhard&#39;s visions, which were built after his death in 1904. This early office demonstrates a need for expansion, with stacks of invoices and bills of lading, deep cabinets, a large key box, and large ledgers, and a framed plan of Portland hung on the wall. On Jan. 16, 1899, "The Oregonian" published a major feature on Weinhard&#146;s brewing empire. The story noted the brewery, covering a two-acre site, produced 100,000 barrels of beer annually. .

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        The People's Rights

      This is the first edition, first state of this striking, scarce, and fragile early collection of Churchill's speeches. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. In 1910, when The People's Rights was published, Winston Churchill was a powerful political force and a member of the Cabinet. From December 3-11, 1909 Churchill was on the campaign trail on behalf of the Liberals. The People's Rights is a distillation of these nine days of speeches, criticizing the House of Lords (which had rejected Liberal Government's budget, thus precipitating the campaign) and championing Free Trade, a graduated income tax, luxury tax, and surtaxes on unearned income. Churchill's efforts were not wasted; as a result of the election, the Liberals would achieve a slim majority and passage of their budget. The People's Rights was published in an exceptionally perishable form, in bright yellow-orange paper wraps (with a halftone photo of Churchill on the cover) and printed on cheap, pulp paper. Consequently few copies survive, and wear, losses, and general deterioration is common to those copies that endure. There are two states of this first and only printing. The first state features and Appendix and an Index (at pages 149-152), while the second replaces the Index with a second Appendix. Here is the desirable first edition, first state. Given the inherent fragility of the edition, this copy is in very good condition - highly complete and unrestored. Notably, the spine remains almost fully intact, with the usual wrinkling, but with all lettering fully preserved and only trivial chipping at the spine ends and hinges. Both covers remain firmly attached and the binding remains square. The striking front cover is complete apart from a .75 x .5 inch loss at the lower corner, claiming only most of the second "N" in London. The rear cover is likewise highly complete, though with wrinkling at both corners. There is a .75 inch closed tear at the lower corner and some tiny closed tears along the edges. Both covers show modest overall soiling but remain bright. The contents are browned as usual, but complete. The book is preserved in a beautiful half leather clamshell case featuring red morocco spine and corners over crimson cloth boards. The case has a rounded spine with raised and gilt stamped bands, gilt ruled compartments, and gilt stamped title, author's name, and date, as well as gilt ruled transitions on the covers. Condition of the case is excellent, with virtually no wear. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A31.2, Woods/ICS A16(aa), Langworth p.97.

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York: Century Company, 1904 Bound in green cloth, with elaborate gilt and color decorative designs, with some wear especially at corners and head &toe of spine panel. With gilt-decorated spine, gilt top stain and deckled page edges. Binding is firm. Frontispiece tissue guard and title page display light foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Copyright page states, "Published November, 1904." Illustrated with 27 of color plates or half tones by Maxfield Parrish and 27 photographs and drawings by E. Denison, Malcolm Fraser and C. A. Vanderhof. Wharton and Parrish visited Italy while researching this book, first serialized in The Century Magazine. *** Due to the size and weight of this volume, shipping outside the United States will require extra shipping fees, please inquire.

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      1904. With Eight Coloured Plates and Numerous Illustrations by H. J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1904. Original brown cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. First Edition of the ninth "Fairy Book," organized and edited by Andrew Lang. There were twelve in all, each a different color, published from 1889 (BLUE) through 1910 (LILAC). In these books Lang retold many well-known fairy tales, not only for juveniles but also for adults. In their beautiful pictorial gilt bindings and profusely illustrated by Henry J. Ford, these fairy books became immensely popular holiday gifts among family members. THE BROWN FAIRY BOOK contains 32 tales including "The Elf Maiden," "The Mermaid and the Boy," "The Enchanted Head," "The Sister of the Sun" and "The Prince and the Three Fates."~This copy is in near-fine condition (spine gilt not quite as bright on the front cover, very light rubbing at the corners).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Kochkunst. Illustrirte Halbmonatsschrift für Hotel-, Restaurant-, Herrschafts- u. bürgerliche. Küche. Herausgeber und Verleger: Internationaler Verband der Köche Sitz Frankfurt am Main. Jahrgang 1904.

      Internationaler Verband der Köche, Frankfurt a. M. 1904 - 384 pages. No. 1-24. Publishers decorated cloth with gilted text. Marbled edges. Slightly worn covers and spine. Interior just slightly browned by age, but in good condition. Some small spots throughout. Interior folded ones, probably before binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Comision de Ferro-carriles: Mapa de la Republica de Cuba

      1904. unbound. Map. Blueprint. Image measures 31" x 93.25". Stunning large scale railroad map of Cuba. In beautiful detail, this rare blueprint map shows railways, routes, provinces, major cities and towns and ports. Lighthouses and their reaches are also denoted; a key explains the varying light patterns and colors for each. Minor overall wear, with some scratching to the blueprint. Library stamp in upper left from the American Museum of Natural History.

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      1904. [a fine copy] A Tale of the Seaboard. London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1904. Original dark blue cloth decorated in light blue. First Edition of Conrad&#39;s great novel involving a South American silver mine, and the corruption and dishonesty fostered by its riches. ~Conrad was extending his "Lord Jim" theme: that the man who slowly grows rich can be a victim of the silver, not its conqueror; that wealth is not something gained but a trap for those who relinquish, however momentarily, their sense of themselves...~It was no coincidence that Conrad was in severe financial straits during the years that he wrote these novels. Despite (or perhaps reflecting) the two and a half years Conrad spent laboring over NOSTROMO, the book was not widely acclaimed upon its publication:~The reviews were nearly all bound to discourage the reader. [John] Buchan&#39;s estimation is characteristic: "It is not a book which the casual reader will appreciate. The sequence of events has to be sought painfully through the mazes of irrelevancy with which the author tries to mislead us. But it is a book which will repay those who give it the close attention which it deserves." [Karl]~Today there are many readers, both those who love NOSTROMO and those who cannot get through it, who would still agree with Buchan.~It is believed that the first edition consisted of about 2000 copies; we find it to be rather scarce, about third or fourth among Conrad&#39;s books. This is a fine, bright copy, with scarcely any cover wear or soil; atypically for this thick wove paper, there is NO foxing on the leaves. Cagle A10a.1; one of the "Modern Library 100" great novels of the 20th Century.

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      Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1904. Limited Edition, numbered 37 or 245. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Octavo. Full bound in maroon buckram with title stamped in gold on the spine; previous owner name and date on the front free endpaper; the small ownership ticket on the front pastedown indicating this volume belong to Professor Coolie Verner of the University of Virginia; the front hinge has been tastefully mended; the rear hinge has been reinforced; the pocket holding the large folding map has been reinforced on all sides; the maps is quite lovely and roughly 3&#39;; x 3&#39;;; there are some closed tears where a few of the fold-lines intersect. Born in Monmouth County, N.J. in 1730, Hutchins was a military engineer and geographer&#8212;the first and only civil "Geographer of the United States." According to the Dictionary of American Biography, Hutchins was an officer of Pennsylvania colonial troops from 1757 to 1759. He served in the French and Indian War. As a military engineer, he laid out plans for military works at Fort Pitt and at Pensacola, FL. He kept journals of his travels while under military orders, and illustrated them with maps, several of which were published. But it is this present work that is among his most significant achievements. This is quite a scarce reprint of this important geological work, nearly unobtainable in the original 1778 edition. Interestingly, a memorial notice in the Gazette of the United States remarks, "His map early laid the foundation of American geography, and his services since his appointment under the United States, have been universally acknowledged.... He has measured much earth, but a small space now contains him." Even smaller is the space containing his book. Very Good binding.

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        An old crone ... stooping over a kettle

      1904. The old gipsy. Our Village. Original pen-and-ink watercolour illustration (371 × 268 mm), in a wash-line mount. Margins somewhat marked and toned. In very good condition. The original illustration, signed by the artist, for one of the pastoral 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. Mitford, up to a point, called to account her own voyeuristic thirst for pastoral poverty in the passage that follows, describing them "in all the joy of idleness, whilst a grave, patient donkey stood grazing hard by. It was a pretty picture, with its soft autumnal sky, its rich woodiness, its sunshine, its verdure, the light smoke curling from the fire, and the group disposed around it so harmless, poor out-casts ! and so happy a beautiful picture ! I stood gazing on it till I was half ashamed to look longer, and came away half afraid that they should depart before I could see them again.

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        GEMS OF THE EAST sixteen thousand miles of research travel among wild and tame tribes of enchanting islands

      London: Macmillan, 1904. 2 volumes. First edition. With numerous illustrations from photographs, diagrams, plans and fold-out maps, by the author. 8vo, original ornamental red cloth with pictorial designs in black and gilt on upper covers, spines lettered in gilt. xii,328; xi,460, Index. A fine set, very bright and clean, with just a light touch of the foxing usually associated with these titles. An extensive anthropological look at the Philippine and Sulu Archipelagoes. The work also includes extensive geological information as well. Covered are a large number of native tribes, the American occupied areas and even the Celebes Pirates. Savage-Landor was a well known and popular writer and latter day explorer. He traveled and wrote some of the most important turn of the century works about a number of areas just beginning to open up across the globe. Books written by him are now becoming quite scarce in first edition format and collectable state.

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        Salmon Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia

      New York: [The De Vinne Press] Printed for Private Distribution to the Author&#39;s Friends, 1904. First edition, number 36 of 100 copies printed on Imperial Japan Paper. 8vo. Photogravure frontispiece, 15 photogravure plates, and 3 color plates of flies. 152, [1] pp. Original parchment-backed boards, printed paper label. Slight toning to spine, otherwise a fine copy. Blue stamp of Edward D. Weekes Oyster Bay, New York on flyleaf. In half blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Bruns D25; Gee 88; Litchfield 71 . A splendid work of unsurpassed, almost lyrical, prose and superb photogravures - and of predictable rarity. This is one of two versions, and, as it contains 152 pages against 143 in the other, mostly expanding the data on the Salmon, Bruns believes that this may "have been a reserved presentation copy, with additions by the author"

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        SAND-BURIED RUINS OF KHOTAN. Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological & Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1904. Early printing. With a large folding map and 135 illustrations. 8vo, original sienna polished cloth gilt lettered and pictorially decorated in black and yellow on the spine and decorated and lettered in black and yellow on the upper cover. xv, 503. A fresh and desirable copy of this scarce and important work, pages 13-28 with either a chip or neat repair along the bottom margin not effecting the text in any way, head and tail of spine slightly rubbed and with a small chip. VERY SCARCE AND IMPORTANT WORK BY STEIN. In 1900-1901 Stein excavated several ruined sites in the Taklamakan Desert around Khotan, publishing his experiences in SAND-BURIED RUINS OF KHOTAN. This would be the first of two expeditions which would lead to his being awarded the Founder&#39;s Gold Medal by the Royal Geographic Society. The rare account of Stein&#146;s first great Central Asian expedition. Stein followed in the footsteps of Sven Hedin, who in 1893 had found unexplored ruins at the oasis of Khotan, along the southern edge of the great Taklamakan desert in Chinese Turkestan. Hedin was unable to undertake any systematic examination of the site,but Stein convinced the Indian Government under Lord Curzon to supply and fund his archaeological and geographical expedition in 1900-01. Stein&#146;s excavations became the first scientific survey of the spread of Buddhism out of India and into greater Asia.

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        Biographies des Artistes Japonais dont les Oeuvres Figurent dans la Collection Pierre Barboutau.

      S.Bing,, Paris, 1904 - I: Peintures. II: Estampes et Objets d'Art. Small folio. 2 vols. 84, 93pp. Numerous illus. throughout. Original decorated wr., bound in half morocco, marbled boards, slightly worn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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