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

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

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

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        Lord Jim. A Tale

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

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        The Alps

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

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        La Dame à la Louve

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre (1904). 225pp - Paris: Alphonse Lemerre (1904). 225pp. The first edition of these collected prose works in the original illustrated wrappers by Lévy-Dhurmer. This copy is fine in wrappers and bears a long and effusive inscription by Vivien on the front endpaper to Camille Pert, the prolific writer whose real name was Louise-Hortense Grille de Rougeul. Pert's novels dealt with the values of family life and the role of the modern woman and changes in social mores. Claude Bac @101. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        L'être double

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre (1904) - Paris: Alphonse Lemerre (1904). Riversdale was the pseudonym adopted by Renée Vivien (née Pauline Mary Tarn) and Baroness Hélène de Zuylen for several publications that they collaborated on during their six-year love affair. Zuylen, a wealthy member of the Rothschild family was married and had several children, but the romance with Vivien remained an important part of their lives (Vivien considered herself married to the Baroness) until Zuylen ended the relationship in 1907. Vivien, shocked and humiliated by the withdrawal of Zulylen left Paris to travel in Japan and eventually died in 1909, severely depressed over her failed relationships. L'etre Double is one of two novels produced by the couple. A very good copy in original wrappers, with cover illustration by Levy-Dhurmer. Laid into the book is an inscribed calling card for "Paule Riversdale" most likely in the hand of Vivien. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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        Coupe du Salon 1904. Dietrich III barré par Perignon. 1er du classement general des Cruisers Record du monde

      Paris: [Mabileau & Co.], 1904. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition. 14 3/4 x 31 5/8 inches. 17 5/8 x 35 1/8 inches. The Gamy- Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of motorized transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Airplanes. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

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        Mapa de la Republica de Bolivia

      Hamburg, Germany.: Friederichsen & Co.. First Edition.. 1904.. Color lithographed map of Bolivia comprised of 30 panels (each approximately 6.25 x 9.25 inches) on linen backing. Overall size approximately 45.5 inches x 38 inches. Text in Spanish. Small amount of very light pencil markings to several panels; overall very good condition. The Bulletin of the American Geographical Society, Volume 36: 1904 (page 695) describes Germann's map as follows: "This map is the best that has yet been produced of Bolivia as a whole... The map includes the results of Mr. Germann's ten years study in the field, supplemented by many other important sources of information. The vast spaces still white to the east and north of the mountain complex in the west show that the larger part of the country is still very little known... The situation and nature of all the mineral industries, the railroads in operation and projected, the telegraphs, salines, and much other information are clearly indicated." Significantly, the map depicts Acra, a region in the north-west, as belonging to Bolivia. Acra was of importance in the manufacture of rubber; however, threatened by the prospect of a devastating war, the valuable territory was ceded to Brazil through the 1903 Treaty of Petrópolis. Overall, an attractive and strongly delineated map; uncommon, in very good condition, reflecting an imminent loss of sovereignty over a portion of the country -- a circumstance endemic to the history of Bolivia. .

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

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        The Physiology of Marriage.

      Abbeville, London 1904 - Tall thick 8vo, handsaomely rebound in 3/4 blue morocco, raised bands and gilt ruled lines on spine, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. London: Privately Printed, 1904. A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erbario figurato. Illustrazione e descrizione delle piante usuali con speciale riguardo alle piante medicinali. Pref. del Prof. O. Mattirolo.

      Subject: (Erbario - Botanica). Milano, Hoepli, 1904, 8vo tutta tela originale (con segni di uso e strappi ai margini interni dei piatti) pp. 262 con 49 inc. n.t. e 86 tav. col. f.t. (E' la, non comune, prima edizione di opera ristampata fino ai nostri giorni).

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      Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1904 - 8vo (220x139 mm). viii, [2], 399 [1] pp. Original green publishers cloth (spine lightly tanned, extemities lightly rubbed, corners bumped), dedication inscription to first flyleaf, internally clean with only mild browning to page margins. Good copy. ---- Dibner Heralds of Science 51, Grolier/Horblit 51; Norman 1871 - FIRST EDITION. The first textbook on radioactivity. Thorium emanations had been discovered in 1900, and Rutherford worked towards further developing concepts of atomic structure. "He discovered and named alpha and beta rays emitted from radio-active salts and predicted that disintegration of some radioactive elements would generate helium. He also produced in the laboratory the first artificial transmutation of one element into another" (Dibner). This work was "recognized as a classic at its publication in 1904" (DSB), and a second edition, half as big again, had to be published the following year, so quickly did Rutherford's achievements develop. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo-Secession]. A Collection of American Pictorial Photographs As Arranged by the Photo-Secession and Exhibited Under the Auspices of the Camera Club of Pittsburg, at the Art Galleries of the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, February MDCCCCIV

      Pittsburg: The Camera Club of Pittsburg, 1904. The Coburn gravure has come loose from the binding and is laid in; wrappers a little chipped and worn; contents fine. A very nice copy of one of the scarcest Camera Work era publications.. First Edition. Quarto. A precursor to Camera Work, published under Stieglitz's auspices by the Camera Club of Pittsburg [sic]. Covers designed by Eduard Steichen. With seven original photogravures, as follows: 1. Eduard Steichen: Rodin. 2. Clarence H. White: John W Beatty, Jr. and His Sister Katherine Elizabeth. 3. Gertrude Käsebier: The Manger. 4. Alfred Stieglitz: The Hand of Man. 5. Alvin Langdon Coburn: Gables. 6. Prescott Adamson: "Midst Steam and Smoke. 7. Joseph T. Keiley: Leonore.

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        The Trail of The Dead

      London; Ward, Lock and Co. 1904, 1904. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark grey cloth boards titled in gilt and decorated in red with onlay paper illustration to front board. Minor edgewear, light scuffing to extremities, very good indeed. Light bumping and a little fraying to spine ends. Solid and handsome. Internally clean. A scarce title from a man who was a collaborator of Wodehouse and a friend of Arthur Conan Doyle, credited with providing the inspiration for the legendary Holmes adventure "The Hound of The Baskervilles." and the creator of Holmesian detective "Addington Peace."

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        Through the Lands of the Serb

      London - Edward Arnold, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of this travel work on Serbia and the surrounding regions. Illustrated throughout with fourteenplates, including large folding map to the rear. Mary Edith Durham (8 December 1863 15 November 1944) was a British traveller, artist and writer who became famous for her anthropological accounts of life in Albania in the early 20th century. Durham came to identify closely with the Albanian cause and championed the unity and independence of the Albanian people. She earned a reputation as a difficult and eccentric person, and was strongly criticised by - and criticised in turn - advocates of a Yugoslav state, who supported the incorporation of Albanian-populated Kosovo into Slavic Serbia. Armorial bookplate of Thomas John Puckle to front pastedown. Condition: In original red cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and slight sunning. Some wear to the extremities also. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Hinges are strained. Ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: GOOD..

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      London: Archibald Constable and Co, 1904-01-01. 8th Edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Archibald Constable, 1904. 390 pp. Eighth edition. Black cloth with red floral design and gilt lettering. Good condition. Clean text. Corners bumped, cloth a bit frayed at extremities, some bubbling to cloth on back cover. Top and fore edge have former owner's name written on them in pen, former owner's name on ffep as well. Light foxing to endpapers. Spine a bit cocked. Back hinge weak, starting to split. A solid copy.The final edition of Dracula published by its original publisher, Archibald Constable of London. This edition had a number of Gothic-style designs (unique among its early editions, which otherwise had less-ornate designs).

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        An Autobiography

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

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      Oxford Thomas Shrimpton and Son [1904]. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued First Pirated Edition Grey-green card covers 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 16pp. Dated 1878 but omitting Oxford University crest from the front cover, signifying that this is the later 1904 pirated edition (Mason 613). Written whilst Wilde was touring Greece as a student and later submitted for the Newgate prize in 1878.

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        Les Princesses. Compositions de Georges Rochegrosse gravées à l'eau-forte par E. Decisy

      Paris: Ferroud, 1904. Livre. Illus. by Georges Rochegrosse. Très bon. Couverture souple. Édition illustrée. Paris, Ferroud, librairie des amateurs, 1904. 29 x 20,5 cm, in-4, VI pp. - 1f. n. ch. - 42 (2) pp. - 21 planches hors texte dont une en frontispice, 3 gravures dans le texte dont la vignette de titre reprise en couverture, specimen de l'édition (5 ff., 2 eaux-fortes) broché in-fine, texte dans un encadrement bronze, broché sous couverture blanche rempliée imprimée et illustrée. Tirage à 400 exemplaires. Parmi les 130 exemplaires de tête sur Japon (ou grand vélin d'Arches), celui-ci (n° 29) est l'un des 45 contenant trois états des eaux-fortes, dont l'eau-forte pure (les 20 premiers ont une aquarelle, les 65 suivants n'ont pas l'eau-forte pure). "Une des meilleures illustrations de l'artiste" (Carteret). Petites rousseurs à la couverture, sinon parfait. (CARTERT, IV, 56 ; MONOD, 934).

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        THE WORKS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON: Connoisseur's Federal Edition. In Twelve Volumes Collected and Edited by Paul Leicester Ford.

      NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904-05. Limited Edition. Morocco & Boards. Fine. 12 volumes, complete. #335 of 400 "signed and numbered sets" (signed in print by the publisher: the whole edition limited to 1,000). Portraits, maps, and other illus; engraved half-titles, rubricated title-pages. Printed on heavy stock. Bound in 3/4 black morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt-ruled spines and covers, top edges gilt. 9.5" x 6.25

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        Trattato di cucina, pasticceria moderna, credenza e relativa confettureria. Basato sopra un metodo economico, semplice, signorile e borghese, diviso in articoli contenenti circa n. 2000 ricette, cio?: brodi, zuppe, salse

      Subject: (Gastronomia). Roma, Roux e Viarengo, 1904, 8vo ril. m.tela moderna, tassello al dorso, pp. (4)-693 con oltre 300 dis. in 32 tav. n.t. Vanossi, 597, Westbury, 222 e Paleari, 754 (per precedenti ed.)

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        The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1904., 1904. Riverside Edition. Complete in 7 volumes; 8vo. A very elegant set in maroon half morocco with gilt box design and gilt to titles to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Portrait forntispiece to vol.I. Corners bumped and frayed; slight rubbing to extremities. A beautiful presentation.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.&

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Liseronsblancs]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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