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        Jettature. Compositions et Gravures En Couleurs De François Courboin.

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

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Frau Johann Strauß").

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

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

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

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        His own visions growing into reality

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

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        MODEL BOOK OF TRAINS

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Overheard

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

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        The Salmon and Sea Trout Rivers of England and Wales

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

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        The Salmon and Sea Trout Rivers of England and Wales. 2 volumes

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

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

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

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        Venice

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

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        Lithographs of New York in 1904

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

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

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

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        ETUDES SUR LES PORTAILS IMAGES DU XIIE SIECLE. LEUR ICONOGRAPHIE ET LEUR SYMBOLISME.

      - (380) Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi manuscrit sur une page de garde supérieure: A M. le Cte de Lasteyrie Respectueux hommage de l'auteur Signature. AUTEUR: GABRIEL FLEURY. TITRE: ETUDES SUR LES PORTAILS IMAGES DU XIIE SIECLE. LEUR ICONOGRAPHIE ET LEUR SYMBOLISME. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Mamers, G. FLEURY et A. DANGIN, 1904. Edition originale. Rare exemplaire. COLLATION: 296 pages (complet) FORMAT: In-folio (30 x 36.5 cm) RELIURE: Reliure en demi-cuir (chagrin). Dos nervé, doré du titre. ILLUSTRATIONS: 65 figures en noir in et hors texte. ETAT: Intérieur frais. Infime frottement à la coiffe supérieure. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Les grands portails romans au XIIe siècle. Principaux portails imagés du Nord de la France. Principaux portails imagés du midi de la France. Portails remaniés et portails détruits. Le symbolisme dans les portails imagés. Progression de la statuaire dans les portails. Classification des portails imagés du XIIe siècle. POIDS: 3.710 Kg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Physiology of Marriage

      London: Abbeville, 1904. Private. hardcover. fine. 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.

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        Some English Gardens

      London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1904. After Drawings by George S. Elgood, with Notes by Gertrude Jekyll. Folio. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, black endpapers, top edge gilt. Colour frontispiece and 49 plates. Bookplate. Cloth a little rubbed, slight wear at the corners. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Jekyll's most important work and one of the most attractive of English gardening books.

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        , Teksten redigeret af professor Moltke Moe.

      Kristiania 1904. 4to.. Originalt helpergamentbind dekorert i gull og blått. Monterte blå glassperler. med helt gullsnitt. Eksemplar nummer 236. Signert g. m. (Gerhard Munthe) Bindet er noe gulnet og svakt smusset. Noen mindre lyter på de første sidene. Som helhet et fint eksemplar av denne vakre boken. Alle perlene intakte. (Publikation Nr. 1 udgivet af Foreningen for Norsk Bogkunst)

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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'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's Labour's Lost; A Midsummer Night's Dream Vol 3 - The Merchant of Venice; As You Like It; The Taming of the Shrew; All's Well That Ends Well Vol 4 - Twelfth Night; The Winter'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's Complaint; The Passionate Pilgrim; The Phoenix And Turtle; Memoir, by Henry Davey; Ben Jonson's Views on Shakespeare'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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        THE ART OF HERALDRY An Encyclopoedia of Armory.

      London: T.C. & E.C.Jack, 1904. This heavy book printed on thick paper is in the original strong natural linen binding with the original fine linen hinge reinforcements. The pictorial cover design is by Forbes N. Dixon - the upper side blockd with red lions couchant - blue tongues and claws, and lettered in gilt, and the back is gilt lettered with a gilt rose and crown device. Top edge gilt others uncut.. Near fine state. A beautiful copy.. Limited edition of 700. Folio in fours. pp. viii, 504. 153 plates including 45 black and white - all the rest are in colour. And throughout the text are numerous black and white representations of coats of arms. Slipped in is a review (contemporary but undated) of the book, welcoming its superb quality -ÕMr.Fox Davies has produced a work which is both an accurate and scientific treatise on the subject of armory and a valuable explanation of the unique series of choicest reproductions of heraldic art which the illustrations portrayÕ. Only 700 copies were printed including those for review, complimentary copies and those ordered by the American trade so only about 500 were available for sale in Britain. This is such a heavy book and usually so well used by its owners over the years that a copy in such a good state as this one is rarely found.

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        Eighteenth Century Artists and Engravers. William Ward A.R.A., James Ward R.A. Their Lives and Works (Portfolio)

      Macmillan and Company, Limited, London 1904 - Large portfolio. Measures approximately 17.5" x 24". A complete set of 40 mezzotint and stipple engravings, printed in black and colors. Each plate is enclosed in a guard sheet with letterpress. Original full cloth portfolio with gilt centerpiece on the front cover. Includes many of William and James Ward's classic genre portraits of women. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, and perforated stamp on the plates. Darkening and fading to the cloth portfolio with tears along the joints and inner flaps at the folds, else very good; all 40 plates are bright and clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Phoenix and the Carpet

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1904., 1904. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's decorated dark blue-green cloth, titles in gilt to spine and front board, gilt to top edge. Ink ownership to front free endpaper. Illustrated throughout in black and white by H.R. Millar with colour frontispiece. Some rubbing and shelfwear. Very good.

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        Swinburne's Tragedies [&] Swinburne's Poems [5 and 6 Vols.]

      Chatto and Windus, London 1904 - Inscribed by Swinburne to Clarence McThwaine, dated 1904, on leaf preceding the title page Vol. 1 Poetry. Bound in black cloth with gilt titles to spines, gilt to top, title pages printed in red and black, photographic frontispieces to some volumes. Cloth rubbed center face of boards and at head and heels of spines, boards with an inward bow, faint yellow residue of bookplate to pastedowns all volumes (no abrasion to paper), some tanning to endpapers and adjacent pages, tanning to tissue guards for plates where present and very lightly to adjacent pages. Light bump to top edges of boards Vols. 3 & 5 Tragedies, 2, 4 & 6 Poetry. Some corners lightly bumped or a little worn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BUSTER BROWN, SON CHIEN TIGER ET LEURS AVENTURES.

      - Paris, Hachette., s.d. (1904), 30x42. Reliure en demi percaline, premier plat illustré. Illustrations en couleurs. Couverture frottée et une page abimée sans atteintes au texte (présente). Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dracula

      Westminster [London]: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd [through 1904], 1897. Early Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine. Eighth and final edition produced by Dracula's original publisher, Constable (after which publication was taken over by William Rider), and only edition bound in this gothic design. 8vo: viii,390pp. Original navy blue cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in gilt and red, bottom edge untrimmed. Previous owner's neat inscription in elegant hand to front fly leaf: "Wm. Walt, Esq. / from H. A. Boswell / Edinburgh / July 6, '04. (Boswell was an Edinburgh author on religious matters.) A remarkably good copy of this rare early edition, trivial wear to spine ends, few stray water spots to lower board (affecting sheen only, not causing actual damage), one gathering (pp. 193-206) slightly proud, some pages lightly foxed, (mostly marginal), fore-edge spotted, else Near Fine. & "Dracula, first published in 1897, has a significance that far transcends its value as a literary text. . . . As a fantasy, the novel has achieved mythic significance, but it is also a horror story and an adventure story. Like Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, Stoker's novel is written as a collection of first-person narratives, the principal contributors being Jonathan Harker, Mina Harker, and Dr. Seward. Unlike The Woman in White, however, there is no overseeing or quasi-authoritative “editorial” voice; the narrative is carried forward by means of 'documentary' evidence: newspaper cuttings, ship's log, business letters, as well as private letters and journals. Only at the end does Jonathan Harker comment on the 'mass of type-writing' that no-one is likely to 'accept as proofs of so wild a story'. . . . Strangely, nineteenth-century reviewers seemed oblivious to the novel's sexual connotations, but these have certainly been fully explored in more recent critical assessments, with particular interest being shown in the theme of sexual infection. . . . There are more sophisticated and better written novels, but Dracula exerts its appeal to the imagination through the extraordinarily intimate revelations of Lucy, Mina and Seward, through the powerful sense of an unleashed and undefined evil, and through its vague and therefore suggestive subtext, which recognises the darker side of life and of human nature." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Works of Thomas Huxley

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1904 - 1908., 1904. 12 volumes; 8vo. Bound by William Brown in brown half morocco with gilt titles to spines, light brown cloth boards, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Binding slightly rubbed. Saxton Noble bookplate to paste downs. A handsome set.

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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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        BLUE GRASS COOK BOOK

      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.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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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.

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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= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/8360.jpg >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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