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        HISTORIA DE LA MUY NOBLE, MY LEAL Y CORONADA VILLA DE MEDINA DEL CAMPO. Conforme a Varios Documentos y Notas a Ella Pertinentes.

      1042 Páginas. Imprenta De San Francisco De Sales., Madrid. 1904 - Carece de cubierta original, sustituida por una realizada por antiguo propietario. Perfecto para una nueva encuadernacion.

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        Jiu-Jitsu (Yielding Way).

      A historic specimen, owned by Dr. William Sturgis Bigelow, a close friend of President Roosevelt and the man who first demonstrated jujutsu to the President. Dr. Bigelow arranged for a jujutsu demonstration with Secretary of War, Elihu Root at the White House within the first months of Roosevelt's Presidency. With minimal training in the martial art, he easily threw Root to the ground, much to Roosevelt's delight. Thereafter, Dr. Bigelow sent the President his first proper judogi (jujutsu jackets) and recommended the author as instructor. A room was set aside in the White House and altered to the President's wishes for jujutsu lessons and practice. Roosevelt helped spur the practice of jujutsu in the United States as its earliest, celebrated American enthusiast. Ownership is documented in part by a White House visitor's card signed by Theodore Roosevelt and an intriguing signed letter from Roosevelt to Bigelow on White House stationary, written Feb. 8, 1904, hours before Japan launched the surprise attack that began the Russo-Japanese War. Brief and pungent, it intimates the President's preoccupation with Japan and the Far East and mentions jujitsu in context of a book; "That is a first class book. I wish I could see you and talk over various matters. Poor Japan has more important things to attend to than Jiu Jitsu at present!" COMPLETE TITLE: Jiu-Jitsu (The Yielding Way). A complete course of Jiu-Jitsu and Physical Culture. The Japanese Secret Science Demonstrated by the Ex. Supt. Of Police at Nagasaki, Japan and Instructor of Pres. Roosevelt. A $50.00 Course in Jiu-Jitsu for $1.00. Jiu-jitsu now most often spelled Jujutsu or Ju-Jutsu, or Jujitsu or Ju-jitsu. BIGELOW: lived in Japan (1882-1889); recipient of Order of the Rising Sun; known for Japanese prints and artifacts collection, largely donated to the Boston MFA. Roosevelt frequently stayed with him on visits to and through Boston. PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT: wrote letters on rising in the morning. First Japanese attack in Russo-Japanese War launched at 2:15 PM ET. Japan would preoccupy him 1904-09 and he would state, problems with Japan gave him more concern than, "any of the other rather stormy incidents during my career as President" (Esthus). O'BRIEN: Roosevelt's first jujutsu instructor, known to have provided lessons to the President in March and April of 1902. From TR letter to Bigelow in Dickinson State archives (3/19/1902); "I am having a great time with O'Brien. His system is marvelous, but I am finding difficulty in learning it." O'Brien was among the first Americans to extensively study one of the principal jujutsu styles in Japan. A disciple of Tanaka and Inouye Sensei (Kishoku Inoue), he returned in 1900 from Nagasaki. In 1910, as part of the U.S. Army's modernization effort, he was made a captain and assigned to developing the early H2H hand-to-hand combat program. LETTER: on palest blue, Whitings woven linen paper, one leaf folded twice, folded size-224 x 181 mm, inside and rear blank; heading in black capitals-White House, Washington, top-Personal, foot-Bigelow's Boston address, addressed, Dear Sturgis, dated February 8, 1904, 6 lines, typed in turquoise ink with an added handwritten phrase by Roosevelt and signed by Roosevelt in charcoal ink. Condition: center fold line: rear side with mount residue at corners: fingering, primarily at edges and topmost edge with trace ink spots, fore-edge with trace soiling. CARD: Size-130 x 68 mm, heading in black capitals-White House, Washington, signed by Roosevelt in charcoal ink, rear blank. Condition: ink slightly faded: trace soiling, light stain spot: minute tip wear. BOOK: Publisher's bistre linen boards with sewn binding, upper side with title in black letters and woodcut showing a finger attack to throat (also on page 25 and noted on page 11 as a technique used by Japanese troops in Russo-Japanese War). SIZE: 9.41 x 6.26 inches. Availability: Very Scarce and a worldwide catalog search finds no institutional holdings in book format. Harvard and the New York Public Library have incomplete copies in packet format, (27 packets with 90 card illustrations). CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: front endpaper, light soiling: title page, light wear at upper corner: pp. 1-2, small top corner chip: p. 12, light bottom edge stain: p. 80, slight wear at top inner corner: pp. 82-83: small ink spot in top margin: pp. 99-107, light top tip bend: pp. 108-120, light top tip crease: p. 111, soiling at top and diagonal tan stain line partway across: p.113, light abrasion to bottom corner. Boards: top tip and bottom corner wear including tips slightly bent. Upper side: soiling; Lower side: .5 x 1.5 cm white rectangular spot: trace stains from finger touches. Spine: soiled and lightly indented: crown and foot wear with slight loss at foot and a fray. Binding: excellent. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 124 pages; 116 b/w illustrations: [2] leaves with frontispiece author portrait in Japanese dress with sword, and title page with diploma illustration in Chinese, copyright on verso, 118 pp. with 110 b/w illustrations, 104 captioned; pp. 1-9, introductory texts by John F. McDonald and William E. Curtiss, illustrated in margins with 6 small b/w woodcuts showing jujitsu throws, pp. 10-96, jujitsu instruction handbook with 28 lessons with 87 full-page, b/w captioned photos of jujitsu movements including holds, throws and escapes; newspaper extract; Physical Culture section, principally 10 general exercises with 6 full-page illustrations and 10 b/w drawings + [2] pp., children's exercises with 6 photos + [3] pp., illustrated physician handbook ad and blank. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. 

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      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904. "Together with manuscript material of Lewis and Clark from other sources, including note-books, letters, maps, etc., and the Journals of Charles Floyd and Joseph Whitehouse, now for the first time published in full and exactly as written". Eight volumes in fourteen parts, WITH the atlas. Fifteen volumes in all. Collated complete. Color paper onlay of Lewis and Clark on front covers are bright and intact, supplied in facsimile on the atlas volume. One of 50 sets on Imperial Japan paper, one volume is marked #7, four volumes are marked #28, other volumes unnumbered. Spines toned in most volumes with light to moderate soiling. All covers show discoloration and fading of the buckram cloth, more noticed at cover edges. The atlas volume has water-staining on the front cover and some staining of the endpapers. The 54 folded maps in the volume are clean and crisp. . Each volume has a frontispiece with tissue-guard, many in color. Replete with facsimile maps, documents, manuscripts, portraits, and other illustrations, 219 illustrations listed. The full-page Indian portraits and Indian artifacts are in two states, color and black and white. Illustrations have protective tissue-guards. Howes calls this edition "the most elaborate work on this expedition". Cited in Eberstadt 111:678, Howes L320, Wagner-Camp 13.7 (note), Graff 2485, Decker II:856. The set was also issued in a limited edition of 200 in the same years (1904-05). We have found seven libraries worldwide holding this set. It has come up for auction three times in the past 30 years. Postage will be extra for the large set.. Limited Edition. 1/4 White Cloth, Tan Buckram. Large Quarto-9 1/4" x 12 1/2".

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      Paris: L. Conquet, 1904. Large 8vo (27 cm; 10.875"). Frontis., [3] ff., viii, 241, [2] p., [63] proof plates. Bibliophile's treasure: One of only 50 copies "de grand luxe sur Japon ancien" and with a suite of proofs of the wood engravings, which are by Daniel Vierge. Total edition was 300 copies. The prospectus is bound at the rear. Binding: Signed binding by M. Lortic: red morocco, gilt extra with accents of black; original wrappers bound in. Board edges with gilt double fillet; wide turn-ins with richly gilt; marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Provenance: Cortlandt F. Bishop, with his elegant red leather bookplate. Binding as above, joints unobtrusively repaired, very faint traces of shelfwear to lower edges. Pages gently age-toned. => A beautiful volume.

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        Dekorative Vorbilder eine Sammlung von Figurlichen Darstellungen, Kunstgewerblichen Verzierungen, Plastischen Ornamenten, Dekorativen Tier- und Pflanzen-Typen, Allegorieen, Heraldischen Motiven, Trophaen etc. Fur Zeichner, Maler, Graphische Kunstler

      Stuttgart.: Julius Hoffman.. Volume 15.. 1904.. 57 (of 60) color plates (mostly chromolithographic with some process prints), loose in 14 x 10 inch color decorative cloth covered board folder. Folder soiled with light wear to extremities and dampstaining to two edges; 3 MISSING PLATES (4, 21 and 37), plates in very good bright condition with faint damp stain to upper right edge of many plates (not affecting image) and occasional faint soiling (outside image area). A gorgeous collection of Art Nouveau decorative patterns, graphics and illustrations including plants, figures and animals. For draftsman, painters, graphic artists, decorators, sculptors and architects. Text in German. .

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      New York: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1904. First edition and First Issue. A COPY WITH SUPERB PROVENANCE and especially so as regards its association with garden design and garden ornament, This copy was owned by and comes from the home of Nancy Lancaster and her husband, Arthur Ronald Lambert Field Tree. Lancaster has been called "the most influential English gardener since Gertrude Jekyll." Profusely illustrated with 52 illustrations, 27 of which are colourplates or half tones by Maxfield Parrish, the rest being photographs and drawings by E. Denison, Malcolm Fraser and C. A. Vanderhof. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original dark forest green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt on the spine, cover design by Decorative Designers with elaborate pictorial decorations after Maxfield Parrish in an all over design, upper cover stamped in gilt and blocked in light green, blue, purple, gilt and rust, showing a villa garden. 270 pp. A fine copy with only light evidence of age or use, an uncommonly bright and appealing copy, internally clean and fresh, firm and solid, the binding with only minor evidence of age, the gilt bright and the colours unfaded. SCARCE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE AND A COPY WITH VERY FINE PROVENANCE. One of the most well written books on Italian garden design. The combination of Wharton’s liquid descriptions and Parrish’s romantic paintings, makes for an extremely delightful book. Special attention is given to the gardens found at Florentine, Sienese and Roman villas. The relationship of the buildings to the natural surroundings is explored in detail. “The Italian garden does not exist for its flowers; its flowers exist for it: they are a late and infrequent adjunct to its beauties, a parenthetical grace counting only as one more touch in the general effect of enchantment. This is no doubt partly explained by the difficulty of cultivating any but spring flowers in so hot and dry a climate, and the result has been a wonderful development of the more permanent effects to be obtained from the three other factors in garden-composition - marble, water and perennial verdure - and the achievement, by their skillful blending, of a charm independent of the seasons”. This copy was owned by and is from the home of Nancy Lancaster and her second husband, important Conservative MP Ronald Lambert Tree. It has his engraved library plate on the front endpaper. Nancy Lancaster (Nancy Keene Perkins Fields Tree Lancaster) was a leading 20th-century tastemaker and the owner of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, an influential British decorating firm that codified what is known as the English country-house look. Nancy was first married, in 1917, to Henry Field, the heir to the Marshall Field department store fortune. He died five months later, and in 1920 she married his bisexual cousin, journalist and investor Arthur Ronald Lambert Tree. The couple moved to England where they took a 10-year repairing lease on Kelmarsh Hall near Market Harborough in Northamptonshire, which Nancy redecorated with help from Mrs Guy Bethell of Elden Ltd. In 1933 the Trees bought Ditchley Park near Charlbury in Oxfordshire, and it was the decoration of this house which earned Nancy the reputation of having "the finest taste of almost anyone in the world." She worked on it with Lady Colefax and the French decorator Stéphane Boudin of the Paris firm Jansen. In November 1933 Ronald Tree became Conservative Party member of Parliament for Harborough. Tree was among a small group who saw the rising Nazi party in Germany as a threat to Britain, and he became a member of the anti-appeasement MPs (who included Eden, Duff Cooper etc.) who would meet at his house in Queen Anne's Gate. Winston Churchill was not really part of this group, but he and his wife Clementine dined at Ditchley on numerous occasions. During the war there was considerable concern over the visibility of Churchill’s retreat home at Chequers, so Tree offered Churchill use of Ditchley, which thanks to its tree coverage and no visible access road made it an ideal site which Churchill was happy with. Churchill first went to Ditchley in lieu of Chequers on 9 November 1940, accompanied by Clementine and his daughter Mary. The Trees divorced in 1947 and Nancy shortly thereafter married Lieutenant Colonel Claude Lancaster and began working under the name of Nancy Lancaster. Lancaster was a former military officer, country squire and member of Parliament who owned Kelmarsh Hall near Market Harborough, Northamptonshire. Renowned today for its gardens, it is a popular tourist site and said to be Nancy Lancaster's favorite home of all despite their divorce after only five years in 1953. The renowned British interior designer David Hicks called Nancy Lancaster "the most influential English gardener since Gertrude Jekyll." She was often referred to as the doyenne of interior decorators and smart gardeners. She, together with business partner John Fowler, created much of the English country house look.

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        Album de la Société des Artistes Lithographes Français.

      1904 - Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1904, in-folio, toile grise éditeur, titre estampé en bleu. Tirage limité à 100 exemplaires, N°67. Les lithographies ont été imprimées par la maison Minot & Cie. 14 planches en noir, accompagnées d'un petit poème en vers ou d'un texte en prose, imprimé en vert ou orange, et orné de motifs floraux. Pour E. ROCHER, nous présentons le texte, mais pas la planche. Livres

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      New York, Philadelphia: Wox, Conrad Company Publishers,. [1904]. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white.. The fragile white stamping has perished from the faded spine panel. but is almost entirely intact on the front panel; some light foxing. to endpapers, light pencil doodling on a pair of blank preliminary. pages; slight spine lean; a sound, good copy of a rare and. interesting book. (#143318). First edition. This is the correct first printing. A later printing has a different frontispiece illustration and drops "Philadelphia" from the imprint on the title page. "One of the more eccentric of American fantasy novels. The bellicose hero, en route from Sydney to London, is pitched overboard in mid-Pacific by his exasperated shipmates, only to find land a few feet below the surface of the water. This leads him into an underground chamber where a huge diorama displays mysterious scenes from a lost continent, Sageland. On kissing the image of one of the women, the barefoot, seven- foot tall female comes to life. She is the last member of a utopian community that was extinguished 4000 years earlier." - Robert Eldridge. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1286. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 132. Reginald 08733. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 L-116.

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        With Louis Wain to Fairyland

      London - Paris - New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., [1904]. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Louis Wain. Fabulous large format original Louis Wain fairy book containing 12 full page colour illustrations and black and white line illustrations on all of the other pages. Contains classic fairy tales - Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Robinson Crusoe, Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty and so on. Paper covered illustrated boards [front and rear] over red cloth backstrip. 335x250 mm. 36pp. Corners / edges worn. Scuffing / scratching to boards. Professionally rebound, retaining the original backstrip and end papers and with the gutta percha reset and although holding overall it is delicate and a few of the pages have come loose. This is a problem with the manufacture of this book, mainly due to the poor early wood pulp paper quality which is now tanned and chipped around some of the edges, and just has to be accepted as I feel that too much restoration would detract. The quality and brilliance of the large colour illustrations is quite superb in this hard to find and quite rare Louis Wain edition.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        The Complete Writings

      Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press, 1904., 1904. Edition de Luxe, Limited to 1000 copies only of which this is number 616. This set contains 13 volumes, lacks the 3 vols of the Letters; 8vo. Bound at the Riverside Press in a contemporary full green crushed morocco, spines uniformly faded to brown, extra gilt to spines, raised bands, elaborate gilt borders to boards, top edges gilt others trimmed; green silk doublure with gilt ruled leather turning. Illustrated throughout. Some plates in two states and coloured. With a Fine Manuscript Letter by Lowell tipped in at the front of volume one, dated 1876. Corners slightly bumped, but overall a fine and attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Autograph letter signed to Philip Morrell declining to electioneer on his behalf at South Oxfordshire

      1904. Two pages, 203 × 125 mm. Recto and verso of the first leaf of a bifolium. Rust marks from a paper-clip to verso of first leaf and both sides of second leaf, light crease from old fold, otherwise very good indeed. Together with the original envelope, lacking the flap, addressed in Churchill's hand and initialled by him at the lower right-hand corner. Both items docketed "Mr. Winston Chruchill" by Morell. Dated 22 June 1904, on 105 Mount Street stationery. Churchill elegantly declines to appear in support of his Liberal colleague Morrell, as the Tory candidate Sir Robert Hermon Hodge "is a personal friend, & spoke several times in my support at a by-election I once fought in Lancashire. He is a brother officer of mine in the Yeomanry & I do not feel that I could with any good heart attack his candidature... I'm sure you will understand my difficulty." Morrell finally succeeded in winning the seat in 1906. Churchill tackles one of the minor difficulties arising from his crossing of the floor of the House.

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        Three First Edition books by Potter:The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies 1909 First Edition. 2)TheTale of the Benjamin Bunny 1904 First Edition. 3)The Tale of Tom Kitten, 1907 First Edition for the children of Sawrey from Old Mr. Bunny, First Edition

      New York: Frederick Warne & Co. , 1904. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Beatrix Potter. New York: Frederick Warne & Co. , 1904. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Beatrix Potter. New York: Frederick Warne & Co. , 1904. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Beatrix Potter. Here are three by Beatrix Potter, all First Editions, now rebound in dark green bookcloth with gold stamping to front boards and spines, with goose decorations on font covers, all rebound at our Cape Cod Bindery and offered here for the first time anywhere. First Edition copies of Potter's books are scarce to rare, and even more so in original boards tight enough for the reader to be able to pick up and read without falling to pieces in his hands. We obtained these at one estate sale on Cape Cod several years ago in good condition, all, except they had been loved to death. The spines were completely gone, boards remained but unattached. Textblock, illustrations are all there in all three books. They have beautifully rebound, now in tight bindings, no loose or missing pages, and best of all no marks anywhere. There are creases to some pages, no tears however. We guarantee you can read these without fear of falling apart in your hands. All First Edition points have been met in all three and can be related to you upon request. You may return any books for full refund for any reason or no reason.

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        Vers L'ecueil de Minicoy Apres Huit Ans Dans L'ocean Pacifique Et Indien a Bord Du Yacht "le Tolna

      Paris., 1904.. b/w photo plates, linecuts, folding track charts.

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        Eh. Gedichtfragment. "Confession"

      [1904].. 8°. 3 (v. 4) Bll. (eins. beschrieb.) je 13-zeil. Der Veröffentlichung gingen umfangreiche Korrekturarbeiten voran. In der hier vorl. Strophe 2 wurde das Wort 'Freudenhaus' durch das auch im Druck erschiene 'Freudenmarkt' ersetzt. Kraus' Alternativvorschlag für die in in der Druckfassung weggelassene Widmung 'An Gerturd Eysoldt' wäre 'Lulu' gewesen. Eysoldt hatte die Rolle 1902 in Berlin gespielt. (vgl. K. Kraus - F. Wedekind. Briefwechsel 1903-1917, hrsg. v. M. Nottscheid) Das vorl. Gedicht in Reinschrift "An Gertrud Eysoldt" gewidmet, wurde von Karl Kraus in der Fackel Nr. 172, S. 21f. am 31. 12. 1904 veröffentlicht. Das Manuskript diente offenbar als Druckvorlage, mit hs. Anmerkungen, Löschungen zur Drucklegung. Über den hier fehlenden Teil des Gedichtes schrieb Wedekind am 26(?) Dezember 1904 an Kraus: "Auf die ganze Strophe 'Oder Schamgefühl..' würde ich nicht gerne verzichten. Was die Widmung [An Gertrud Eysoldt] betrifft, so hatte ich natürlich ähnliche Bedenken, und werde Ihnen wahrscheinlich zu großem Dank verpflichtet sein, wenn Sie sie weglassen. Der einzige Umstand, daß es sich um eine Dame handelt, macht die Sache eben schon so gut wie unmöglich". Am 4. Jan. 1905: "ich wage noch kaum Ihnen zu sagen wie ungemein ich mich über den Druck des Gedichtes gefreut habe, in der Befürchtung es möchte noch irgend etwas in die Quere kommen."

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      London, Constable. [1904], 1904. Eighth Edition overall and the last to be published by Constable, Rider took over publication in 1912 and issued the ninth edition. Publisher's black cloth titled in gilt and decorated with a red floral design, the only edition to be produced in this binding. A slight spine lean, bumping to spine ends and some light wear to extremities with some bumping and wear to the corners. Foxing to prelims. Some faint splash marks to cloth. Nevertheless a solid, clean and respectable copy of a book considered rare in this edition. The final edition from Constable, and the only printing in this suitable gothic binding. Scarce thus. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [400].

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        Cours de Dermatologie Exotique

      Paris - Masson et Cie, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon work ontropical diseases of the skin. First edition. In French. Illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings, some in colour. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, smart with just some shelfwear and slight chipping. Ink stamp to front board. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription tohalf title. Generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Argonauts

      Boleskine, Foyers, Inverness: Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1904. One of 200 copies. The notoriously fragile oversized wraps, are in a remarkably well-preserved state (see scan). Touch of rubbing to the wraps, light chipping to bottom edge. Red lettering to spine and front wrap bright. Binding very tight, internally clean and bright. . First Edition. Camel Hair Wraps. Near Fine in Wraps. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        G. K. Chesterton

      London: , 1904. Image size: 22 x 17.3 cm. Mount size: 45.7 x 27.8 cm. Framed in a hand finished black wooden frame. Monochrome photogravure tipped onto a white wove mount. Produced under the personal supervision of Coburn on his own copper plate press. Light toning to mount otherwise in excellent condition. Proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature). G. K. Chesterton titled to the foot of the mount in Coburn's hand. Tipped on to a much larger mount than that published in "Men of Mark". Coburn's first book of portraits "Men of Mark" was published in 1911 (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Frank Brangwyn, William Butler Yeats, Robert Bridges etc. Coburn's introductory text provides a running commentary on his pursuit of his subjects and their eventual capture on film. 'To make satisfactory photographs of persons it is necessary for me to like them, to admire them, or at least to be interested in them. It is rather curious and difficult to exactly explain, but if I dislike my subject it is sure to come out in the resulting portrait. I had thought of using 'Men of Genius' as the title for this book, but Arnold Bennett objected seriously, saying, very modestly, that he did not consider himself a man of genius, but merely a working author, and absolutely refusing to join the throng unless I changed it, so I told him that if he would give me a better one I would use it. 'Men of Mark' is his alternative. '

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        LAURENCE STERNE'S COMPLETE WORKS. York Edition. Leather Library Set Complete in 12 volumes

      New York: The Westminster Press, J. F. Taylor & Co, 1904. THE SUTTON ISSUE of The YORK EDITION. LIMITED TO 750 Sets, of which this is set #749. THE LIFE AND WORKS OF LAURENCE STERNE. Bound in morocco leather bindings. Raised hubs. Gilded spines. The top edges are gilded. Thick quality paper with wide margins. Thick black ink. Full page engraved plates. First edition thus. Large books measuring 9.25 inches tall. 20.5 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD condition. The leather is supple and fresh. The hinges are all strongly attached, although there is some rubbing/abrasion. Printed on quality paper that is fresh, bright, and clean. Free of foxing. No writing. there is some general rubs/wear. A high quality printing by The Westminster Press. This is an impressive set, and displays beautifully.

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      New York: Privately Printed, 1904. First edition with the illustrations by A. Robaudi and C. Graham. With 30 beautiful plates. 15 of the plates are presented in black and white and a second set of 15 are hand-coloured. Thick royal 8vo, presented in a unique binding executed and signed J.K.H, Paris 1908. The binding is of full chocolate morocco, the covers with beautiful gilt tooling in surround design, incorporating elaborate borders of interlocking vines and flowers inlaid with contrasting adobe coloured moroccos, gilt rules stopped and bordered with gilt circular tools inlaid with contrasting adobe coloured moroccos. the spine with raised bands, gilt lettered in two compartments, the others with fine wide floral sprays incorporating gilt and contrasting inlaid adobe moroccos. The doublures with triple gilt lines and floral corner tools, patterned silk end-leaves, a second set of endleaves of French marbled paper, all edges gilt. A beautiful binding. Original wrappers and spine panel bound in. Protected in a leather tipped slipcase. [8], 333 pp. A very handsome, bright and clean copy, the gilt and cloth in nice condition, the textblock and illustrations tight and in good order. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN A UNIQUE BINDING, OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED PRINTING. A literary masterpiece and surely one of the most important works in the oeuvre of colonial America. More than any other work of literature, Hawthorne’s SCARLET LETTER set the stage for an understanding of the puritan mind and beginnings of the American system. This is an extraordinary edition of Hawthorne’s masterpiece, a book that is celebrated for its design and illustration as well as for its especially attractive period binding executed in the best of the French designer styled bindings of the day.

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        Ausgewählte Gedichte

      Berlin, Schuster & Loeffler, 1904.: Association Copies; Association Copy; Autograph; Poetry; Rare Books; Signed; Widmungsexemplar. 8°.. Originale, illustrierte Broschur. Die seltene Jugendstilpublikation in sehr guter Erhaltung mit nur geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Ganz minimal angerändert. Mit sehr schöner, fünfzeiliger Widmung von Stefan Zweig: "Ernst Peter Tal - mit dem herzlichen Wunsche dieses Buch möge ihm ein Weg zu Verhaeren sein. Stefan Zweig - Wien - März 1907

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        The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots by Louis Wain

      Chicago, USA: M.A. Donohue & Co., 1904. The First Edition has for sale this very rare Louis Wain book, The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots by Louis Wain which was published by M.A. Donohue of Chicago, USA. This book is not dated but the UK version of Puss in Boots illustrated by Louis Wain was published by Anthony Treherne in 1904 and we believe that this book dates from around this period.____This slim book has 12 glazed linen printed pages that include the covers, which are in Very Good condition with slight marks to the covers.____We are unable to find another example of this book, and we are unable to find any record of this book anywhere. There is also very little known about the publisher, M.A. Donohue & Co. According to Wikipedia we have the following information:____"According to the information compiled by Sid Huttner on The Lucile Project web pages:___M.A. Donohue & Co. based in Chicago, Illinois was established in 1871. The company was founded by two bookbinders, William P. Henneberry and Michael A. Donohue. The company was initially known as Donohue & Henneberry The publisher's original location was 407-425 Dearborn St., Chicago. The company was known for inexpensive editions of popular works of fiction. It focused on publishing sets and series of books (i.e. "libraries.") In 1903, Donohue bought out his partner, Henneberry, and changed the company name to M.A. Donohue & Company. It continued in business to the 1960s at 711-727 S. Dearborn St., Chicago."____The book, The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots by Louis Wain, is in our opinion one of the rarest Louis Wain books to have surfaced on the book market for many years.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Louis Wain.

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        In English Homes Vol. I-3

      Country Life Library 1904-1909, 1904 Three volumes would rate fair plus to good plus: Volume I: Top cloth cover to spine needs to be re attached, broken cloth on bumped corners, cracked spine. Volume II: Broken cloth on bumped corners, tear down one side of the spine cloth, cracked spine. Back board needs to be re attached. Volume III is very good no broken cloth , light edgewear. 16x 11 1/4. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 443 pages

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        The Alps

      London: Adam & Charles Black, 1904. Hard cover, no dust jacket, very good condition. Cloth decorated covered boards. Gilt lettering. Slight wear at corners. 70 color illustrations.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Book.

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        A History of English Furniture

      London, Lawrence & Bullen, Limited., , 1904–8. The Age of Oak; The Age of Walnut; The Age of Mahogany; The Age of Satinwood. With plates in colour after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous illustrations selected and arranged by the author. 4 volumes, folio. Recent burgundy half calf, titles and decoration to spines gilt, original cloth sides laid down over new cloth, top edges gilt. 60 colour plates. Some light fading and rubbing to original cloth. A very good set. First Editions.

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        A History of English Furniture (4 Volumes)

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 1904-1908. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Volume I: The Age of Oak (1500-1660), 1904; Volume II: The Age of Walnut (1660-1720), 1905; Volume III: The Age of Mahogany (1720-1770), 1906; Volume IV: The Age of Satinwood (1770-1820), 1908. Uniform set with slight sunning to cover boards, gold embossed tilting to cover boards and spines, minor soiling overall, minimal bumping to corners. Front cover of Volume II slightly loose from signature, but still intact. Pastedowns and first free endpapers front and rear in all volumes have some foxing. All color illustrations intact with tissue guards. Head of text block is gilded. The booklate of previous owner, Sir Edward David Stern, attached to pastedown of Volume I. A highly prized set in this condition. Heavy set, will require additional postage. Photographs gladly provided.

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        A History of English Furniture

      08 - London - Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. First editions of Perct Macquoid's A History of English Furniture. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. A nice clean uniform first edition set of this classic work. Percy Macquoid (1852-1925) was a theatrical designer and a collector and connoisseur of English furniture, and the author of articles, largely for Country Life, and of four books on the history of English furniture titled A History of English Furniture. He collaborated with Ralph Edwards on The Dictionary of English Furniture. A History of English Furniture was the first major survey of the subject, which has been reprinted and is still of use today. With numerous black and white illustrations, plus 60 colour plates including frontis. Collated complete. With errata slip at the rear of The Age of Oak. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping, fading andsome small water stains. The inner hinges are slightly strained. Internally the pages are clean and bright withmild foxing on the endpapers and the occasional spot throughout. There is slight foxing toseveral of the plates. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Stanford's Map of the Empires of China and Japan with the adjacent parts of the Russian Empire, India, Burma &c (dating to Great Game and Russo-Japanese War). Cyrus Townsend Brady Jr's copy

      London: Edward Stanford, 9 January 1904.. Very large coloured folding map dissected and backed on to linen / cloth, cased with Stanford's title label to front. Scale 110 miles to 1 inch. Size unfolded 103.2 x 78.2cm. Case size: 12.3 x 17.5cm. A historically very significant British and Russian Imperial map published at the climax of the Great Game. In 1904 Francis Younghusband entered the Tibetan Holy City of Lhasa under orders from Curzon to settle the Tibet-Sikkim border, and the Russo-Japanese War started at Port Arthur in Manchuria just weeks after this map was published. Russia's losses during this war led to revolution in 1905, and in September 1905 Britain and Russia signed a peace treaty effectively ending Tsarist Russia's Forward Policy in Asia. The map is very detailed, bounded by the Middle Horde and Lake Balkhash (NW), Lake Baikal and Trans Baikal (N), Japan (NE), Philippines (SE), Mandalay and Shan States (S), Hyderabad and Punjab (SW), and Pamir, Yarkand, Kokand and Cashmere / Kashmir (W). It shows railways, and projected railways one of which marked "A Russian Project" in red caps stretches from Kokand in Uzbekistan through the Chinese Empire to Lancuan close to Tibet's NE border. The map presents a fascinating picture of the Chinese Empire, showing e.g. the Khanates of the Kalkas Tribes, the Eleuth Tribes, and the Ordos Tribes of Mongolia. Condition: map is in Near Fine clean condition with tanning to the paper and linen, with a couple of small pin holes. The map is firmly cased. The Case, blue cloth with a yellow title label, is Near Fine with slight dulling, crease to top front corner, pin hole to front and back and slight fraying to spine ends. Four folds which form fore edge also have single pin holes. Inside the front board are adverts for Stanford maps and atlases, with writer Cyrus Townsend Brady Jr's bookplate and another owner's signature. A rare, attractive and very interesting map. Bookseller ref 296. .

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        Antarctic, Tva Ar bland Sydpolens Isar Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole

      NF. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers, 1904. 2 volumes. 1st Edition in the original Swedish. First thousand (FÀrste tusendet), half burgundy calf and gilt„likely a contemporary binding of the original 34 parts. Profusely illustrated with full photgraphic plates, drawings and maps. No foxing, folds or tears; hinges tight and uncracked; no prior ownership markings. Slight wear to outer tips of leather spines, otherwise Near Fine inside and out. A very handsome and well preseved set„a Rare and important set of volumes. Spence 856, Rosove 239.A2.& & Volume I: [1] advertisements and list of translations, [xxxiv], 486pp., 33 plates including frontis sketch, 5 color plates , 24 photographic, 2 drawing, 1 large fold-out color map. 145 illustrations in text: 128 photographs, 14 sketches and drawings and 3 maps.& & Volume II: (1), 1 list of translations, 554pp., 40 plates including photographic frontpiece, 2 color plates, 9 drawings and 28 photographs. 141 illustrations in text: 103 photographs, 35 sketches and drawings, 3 maps. # Maps _ 2 color fold-out.& & Volume I was written by Nordenskjold and pertains to the voyage South, the season's work aboard ship, the establishment of Snow Hill Base, and the events at Snow Hill and the work of its party afield until its relief. Volume II was written collectively and has much focus on an abundance of scientific research achieved during this significant expedition.&

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        Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The

      1904. first edition. First Edition of “Benjamin Bunny,”in the Original Printed Glassine Dust JacketPOTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1904.First edition. Twelvemo (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches; 140 x 105 mm.). 84, [1], [1, printer’s imprint] pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-six color plates (included in pagination). Black and white vignette on title-page.Original tan boards ruled and lettered in dark green on front cover and lettered in dark green on spine. Color pictorial label on front cover within a blind oval panel outlined in blind. Correct color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plate II). Minimal darkening to board edges. Otherwise a near fine copy. In the original glazed paper glassine dust jacket printed in black with vertical lines at the top and bottom of the spine indicating where the fold should be for the front panel, with an advertisement on the rear panel for “The Peter Rabbit Books” listing five titles, including The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Two Bad Mice under “New Books for 1904,” and with advertisements on both flaps: “A Selected List of Art Picture Books for Children.” The top (3/8 inch) and bottom (7/8 inch) of the jacket spine (including the price) are missing, as well as a piece (1 x 3/4 inch) missing on the back panel.Linder, p. 424. Quinby 6. V & A 1581.

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      George Gregory 1904 - Bath, George Grgeory, FIRST EDITION, "ILLUSTRATED BY MEASURED DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND SKETCHES, 263 pp., index, profusely illustrated with PHOTOS and sketches, LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS #42, privately bound in 3/4 leather (dark tan calf) with marbled paper over remaining boards, finely detailed gilt on spine, raised bands, title and author and 1904 at base, binding is near VG with soem dulling and a little scuffing to edges of boards but overall a handsome bound copy of this magnificent work on the Georgian buildings of BATH, Bookplate of Lt. Col. Leopold C. D. JENNER, LAID IN IS AN ORIGINAL PHOTO PRINT (5x6") of a building presumably in Bath but not labeled (a little mystery); TOP EDGES GILT, errata slip bound in, folding map,A chapter on Mrs. Hester Piozzi ; a tremendous work of scholarship and an architectural record of Bath before the damage of WWII; RARE and especially in this binding- Please note -this book is very well bound and is very HEAVY and thus an extra supplement for postage will be necessay depending upon destination as will insurance-please do not order if this is unacceptable- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of A Continent

      94 94, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A travel work on the author's expeditions across Eastern and Central Asia. Lieutenant Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband, (31 May 1863 31 July 1942, Dorset) was a British Army officer, explorer, and spiritual writer. He is remembered chiefly for his travels in the Far East and Central Asia; especially the 1904 British expedition to Tibet, which he led, during which a massacre of Tibetans occurred, and for his writings on Asia and foreign policy. Younghusband held positions including British commissioner to Tibet and President of the Royal Geographical Society. With many plates and a folding coloured map to the rear. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally, very smart, with just some light shelfwear and fading to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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      London: Duckworth, 1904.. Gilt green cloth. Very minor handsoiling to the cloth, otherwise an unusually fine copy. Full morocco solander case (tips worn). First edition, the binding variant (traditionally presumed primary) without the blindstamped publisher's logo on the rear cover. A fine association copy, inscribed by the author: "Paul Fountain With best regards from W.H. Hudson. Feb. 3. 1904." The recipient was the author of THE GREAT DESERTS AND FORESTS OF NORTH AMERICA (1901), to which Hudson contributed an introduction. It has been claimed that the earliest presentation copy of this work is dated February 2nd, and other presentation copies to intimates bear inscriptions on the 4th, 5th, or are undated. The 1959 film adaptation, which hardly begins to do justice to the novel, was directed by Mel Ferrer, starred Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, Sessue Hayakawa, et al. PAYNE A23a.

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        The Poems

      New York: Privately printed for The Scott-Thaw Company,, 1904. 2 volumes, quarto (215 × 173 mm). Contemporary dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines, multiple rules to boards and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Black and white frontispiece of Keats and vignettes. Some minor wear to gutters, endpapers tanned at fore-edge, front joints neatly restored, a very good copy. Limited edition of 350 copies. A handsomely bound copy of Keats's poetry.

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        Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation

      NY: Macmillan, 1904. Octavo. First edition. Hearn's work introduced the West to Meiji-era Japanese culture and contributed to the mania of Orientalism that began sweeping through Europe in the late nineteenth century. This book was published shortly after Hearn's death in September 1904. In brown cloth with gilt lettering and a Japanese device. A brilliant copy of a book rarely seen in this condition. (BAL 7941).

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      1904. London: Duckworth & Co., 1904. Original olive green cloth, beveled. First Edition of Hudson's best-known work, a mystical romance taking place in the tropical jungles of Venezuela.~It is in the form of a first-person narrative to a friend by Abel Guevaz de Argensola, who has returned to civilization after having been a political refugee in Venezuela. He fled to the wilderness of the upper reaches of the Orinoco River and lived among the Indian tribes. He explored a forest that the Indians were afraid to enter and there heard a beautiful voice that stayed near him; the owner remained unseen. The Indians warned him that it was the voice of the Didi's daughter (the Didi was an evil spirit). Abel discovered that the voice in fact belonged to a shy and beautiful girl who stopped him from killing a snake; she protected all living creatures. He followed the girl and suffered a serious fall... [CGEL]~Hudson himself had been born and raised (by American parents) in Argentina, but because of ill health in his twenties he had to leave the tropics for England.~GREEN MANSIONS was adapted for the screen in 1959, directed by Mel Ferrer and starring Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Hopkins.~This copy is in the less common first binding state, lacking the publisher's blind-stamped device on the rear cover; as soon as this inadvertant omission was noticed, all subsequent copies (in our experience a considerable majority) were so blind-stamped. This is a handsome copy, fine except slight cracking of the rear endpaper and the usual minor darkening of the spine. Payne A23a. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.

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      Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1904.. Linen-backed boards, paper labels on spine and upper board. Fore corners bumped, spine and label a bit darkened, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. One of five hundred copies printed. Inscribed two days prior to publication: "Miss Horniman from her friend WB Yeats May 13, 1905." Horniman, the daughter of a wealthy tea merchant, joined the Order of the Golden Dawn in January 1890, the context in which she first met Yeats. In later years, Horniman was the primary patron of the Abbey Theatre and served, for a time, as Yeats's amanuensis. For a substantial account of her connection with Yeats, see pp. 709-713 of LETTERS III. WADE 59. MILLER 4.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      This vintage set of prints comes from the very first edition of Maria Kirk?s wonderful colour-plate version of Lewis Carroll?s Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland, published in 1904 ? well over 100 years ago. (I have provided a scan of the original book cover for reference purposes, below.)All the illustrations include Alice herself, with various other characters also depicted: the Cheshire Cat, Duchess, Cook, pig, baby, flamingo, hedgehogs and playing-card gardeners. I will be including all the original captioned guards with the prints; one of the plates (the original frontispiece to the book) still has the captioned tissue guard attached.Dimensions Image area (including coloured border) approximately 6.3 x 4.5 inches (16 x 11.5 cm) each.Paper size approximately 8 x 5.7 inches (20.3 x 14.4 cm). Image areas very clean,apart from small stain to Alice?s face. Gardener print with crease running up left-hand side of image; any other creases, tears and marks confined to margins, as per scans. Note that these plates have been salvaged from a copy in very poor condition ? incomplete and past repair.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (1904 Reprint Edition in Rare Original Dust Jacket)

      London: Macmillan & Company, 1904. "Lewis Carroll" aka Dodgson, C[harles] L[utwidge]. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London: Macmillan and Company, 1904. 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. A FINE and remarkably fresh copy of the 126th edition (some foxing throughout) IN THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL 1904 DUST JACKET (just a few little chips to the edges here and there). Macmillan dust jackets of this vintage are scarce but those initially attached to children's books are particularly uncommon.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine/Fine. Illus. by John Tenniel.

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        Collection of Early 1900s Comics or Funny Pages from the New York Herald, including Buster Brown, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Betsy Bouncer and Her Doll, Little Sammy Sneeze, Buddy Tucker, and More

      New York, 1904-1908. Ephemera. Very Good. Collection of more than 60 funny pages from the New York Herald, most of the them full-color, always the complete page, separated from the rest of the section, but preserving the entire comic. Paper acidiried and very brittle, with tears and chips along the edges, but colors remain bright, pages are generally whole, and worthy of preservation. The collection includes 31 BUSTER BROWN strips by Richard Felton Outcault, from August 7, 1904 to May 24, 1908; 16 LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND strips by Winsor McKay, from November 5, 1905 to May 24, 1908; and 13 pages with 2 strips per page, August 14, 1904 to August 27, 1905, featuring Little Sammy Sneeze by Winsor McKay, Betsy Bouncer and Her Doll by Tom Tucker, and Buddy Tucker by Richard Felton Outcault. A miscellany of other newspaper sheets are also included, where the discerning reader may find some gems: a full-page ad for whiskey, a few strips of Foxy Grandpa and Stranger Than Fiction, a few fashionable ladies, a 4-page comic section from the New York World Telegram, Weekend Edition, October 10, 1936, and 3 covers from the The World's Sunday Comic Weekly, 1898 and 1899, featuring a political cover by Outcault, and another political cover by an unidentified artist, "The New 1899 Crop of United States Senators, Large Purses and Little Men." A rich collection. Sold as is.

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        The History Of Portrait Miniatures

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1904. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. decorated green cloth. Teg. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 214 & 211 pages. Folio, 39 x 30 cm. 104 plates with lettered tissue guards, most plates with multiple images. Index of Artists Whose Works are Illustrated. Limited edition, one of 520 copies printed at the Chiswick Press. ARNTZEN/RAINWATER M27. "A standard work on portrait miniatures. Covers the period 1531-1860." Compiles a comprehensive account of the art of miniature portrait painting as exhibited in the great collections of England and the Continent with narrative history of the chief exponents of the art. Interior contents -- text and plates -- clean and bright, modest extremity rubbing, backstrips chipped head and foot, covers and spines elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt.

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        East India (Tibet) British Parliamentary Papers 1904-1910

      London: HMSO, 1904 Book. Near Fine. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. London: HMSO, 1904-1910. First Edition With Two Signed Letters by Younghusband & Macdonald. Folio. x, iv, xxvi, xvi, 314, 29, 3, 277, 229 pp. With a large folding map. Period style navy gilt tooled half straight-grained morocco with navy cloth boards. A near fine copy. Sir Francis Younghusband. Autograph Letter Signed "FE Younghusband" to Colonel Nisbet [Headed notepaper] Bowood, Calne, Wilts, 15 Jan. 1905. Soldier, diplomatist, explorer, geographer, and mystic (see DNB). Three pages, 8vo, good condition. He thanks Nisbet for a dinner and the trouble he had taken "to gather together so many representative Anglo-Indians. It went off wonderfully well and I am most grateful to you for having got together such a welcome for me." He is having a "jolly time in one of the most delightful of the 'stately homes of England [Bowood House]'" He expects to return to London to see all his friends. Note: his mission to Tibet was in 1903-4, so he was in the recovery period, perhaps even just returned. His correspondent, Nisbet, preceded him as Resident in Kashmir. The dinner was presumably a celebration of his mission. He was staying in the country house, Bowood, of Lord Lansdowne, eminent statesman and sometime Viceroy of India which he mentions above as if contrasting it with Tibet. [With] Sir James Ronald Leslie Macdonald. Autograph Letter Signed "JRL Macdonald" to "Sir Reginald". Burton's Hotel, 29 Queen Anne's St., S.W. 27 May 1905. Major-General, on Younghusband expedition to Tibet in 1903. Four pages, 8vo, some staining but mainly good condition, note in another hand (prob. Sir Reginald's giving details of writer and underlining the passage about Lady Macdonald's health. "... The 7th July will do excellently for the presentation of the Thibet plate. / I have directed [Con & Co?] to send round a circular to the officers concerned informing them of the date & asking all who can attend to send their names to the [?] President. ...[Lady Macdonald's health and his inability to visit] Have you read Col. Waddell's book 'Lhasa & its Mysteries.' It is the best book on the Thibet show. / I got into Percival Landon's black books owing to enforcing the Press Censorship Rules & he appears to have run down the Military side of the Expedition in consequence. / However I think the proper authorities all know how much of the success was due to the military & how little to the Political..." The papers comprise: PAPERS RELATING TO TIBET, Cd 1920. 1904 - large folding map (Routes between Tibet and India), x.314pp; FURTHER PAPERS RELATING TO TIBET (In continuation of Cd 1920) Cd 2054. 1904. iv.29pp; FURTHER PAPERS RELATING TO TIBET, No III. (In continuation of Cd 2054) Cd 2370. 1905. xxvi.277pp; FURTHER PAPERS RELATING TO TIBET (In continuation of Cd 2370) Cd 5240. 1910. xvi.229pp. Here is to be found the background to the 1904 Mission, reports from Nepal of Tibetan attacks on yaks, warnings to the Russian ambassador of the contemplation of the Mission, conversations with Russian ambassadors and Chinese Government, Younghusband's reports of the Mission's progress, etc. Note (DNB account): "In that year (1903) the government of India decided to dispatch a political mission to Tibet under (Sir) Francis Younghusband, in order to counter Russian intrigues and to stabilize relations with Tibet by means of a treaty. Lord Kitchener, commander-in-chief in India, selected Macdonald to command the military escort. The party crossed the Jelep pass and entered Tibet on 12 December 1903. The journey was broken by several engagements with the Tibetans, who resisted the advance of the mission during the next four months, especially in the neighbourhood of Gyantse. The last stage of the march began on 13 July 1904, and on 3 August the mission arrived at Lhasa, where a treaty was duly concluded. For this arduous campaign, Macdonald was awarded the K.C.I.E. And received the medal and clasp of the expedition.".

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        Nostromo. A Tale Of The Seaboard

      London, Harper and Bros. 1904., 1904. FIRST EDITION. FIRST ISSUE. 8vo., pp. 480. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and wave-pattern motif. Cloth slightly rubbed to joints, minor edgewear, light wear to spine ends. In a blue cloth clamshell box with black leather title label. Very good indeed. First issue copies have p.187 mis-numbered. Conrad's masterpiece: a tale of money, love and revolutionary politics. Wise, p.10. Listed in 'The Novel 100' (Burt, 2004), also in The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels (2003)

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        Ellen Glasgow The Deliverance Signed First Edition

      Doubleday, Page, & Co., 1904. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Glasgow, Ellen. The Deliverance Signed First Edition First Printing. Doubleday, Page & Co., 1904. Signed and lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free end page. Inscribed to noted Southern female author Marie Gordon Pryor Rice and reads To the friend whom I love and have never seen, M. Gordon Pryor rice, from Ellen Glasgow. For there are hours in which the souls may meet and understand although the bodies be absent. New York. January 23rd, 1904. A romance of the Virginia tobacco fields. With illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover. Hardcover with red boards. Binding lightly soiled and extremities rubbed. Good condition. Published by Doubleday, Page, & Co.

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        A Western Trip

      [Detroit: [Herold Press] for private circulation only, [1904]. First edition. 8vo. 12 mounted full-page color photographs (photochromes by the Detroit Publishing Company from negatives) by William Henry Jackson and 18 smaller mounted black and white photographs in text. 91 pp. Original dark brown russia, upper board pictorial gilt, t.e.g., fore edge uncut, done from leather from Scmidt's own tannery. Spine slightly toned, some mild foxing, offsetting from inscription. Very good copy of an uncommon sporting and Western Americana title. Streeter sale, lot 4123, vol. VII, p. 2864 (1969); Howes S-170; Eberstadt 133:975 "extremely difficult to come by."; Taylor, Traveling thru Wonderland pp. 40-41. Not in Bruns, Heller, Litchfield, Phillips, Wetzel . With PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION in ink opposite title page "Irving Drew/from/ Carl E.Schmidt/ Christmas 1904." With loosely inserted T.L.S. dated 21 December 1904, presenting this copy (with envelope). This lavishly produced record of a sporting trip to Yellowstone takes the form of the diary of Detroit industrialist a "tannery magnate" Carl Schmidt, and includes a section on fishing. Chapter 9, pp. 63-72, is entitled "A Fishing Trip." The color pictures are photochrome prints after photographs by William Henry Jackson who, as the official photographer of the Hayden Survey in the 1870s, took the first photographs of Yellowstone. The photochrome process was invented in Switzerland, and the American rights were purchased by the Detroit Publishing Company around 1895. Jackson served as a director of the newly-created Photochrom Company subsidiary, and praised the photochrome process in his memoirs as a "process hardly improved today." The black and white photographs are by members of the party

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      [Detroit]: For private circulation only, [1904].. 91pp., including thirty photographic views (twelve are full-page mounted color photochrome prints; the other eighteen are small in-text black and white photographs). Small quarto. Original gilt pictorial light brown leather, red silk endpapers. Minor shelf wear. A bit of light offsetting from the color photographs. Near fine. A presentation copy, warmly inscribed by Schmidt on the front free endpaper to the Hoeft family of Rogers City, Michigan. Paul Hoeft was a Michigan lumber magnate who donated land on Lake Huron to the state of Michigan in 1922, which became Hoeft State Park. A remarkable book, printed in a very small number for private circulation, and featuring a number of original photographic prints. Schmidt, his daughter, and two friends left Chicago for Wyoming and the West in the summer of 1901. They spent several weeks in Yellowstone, and Schmidt recounts their adventures in great detail, with descriptions of the park, their hiking expeditions, the characters they encountered, and more. One chapter is devoted to a fishing trip, and the final chapter describes a visit to a mine in Montana. The color pictures are photochrome prints after photographs by William Henry Jackson, who, as the official photographer of the Hayden Survey in the 1870s, took the first photographs of Yellowstone. The photochrome process was invented in Switzerland, and the American rights were purchased by the Detroit Publishing Company around 1895. Jackson served as a director of the newly- created Photochrom Company subsidiary, and praised the photochrome process in his memoirs as a "process hardly improved today." The pictures ably convey the natural beauty of the region that became America's first national park. The black and white photographs were taken by Schmidt and his companions and show the sites they visited, including several candid shots of Yellowstone. This is the scarce second edition, with the black and white photographs printed onto the text leaves. The original photochrome prints are mounted. "Printed in a few copies...An interesting journal of the Yellowstone Country, and because of the circumstances of its printing, extremely difficult to come by" - Eberstadt. Scarce and quite interesting. HOWES S170, "aa." STREETER SALE 4123. EBERSTADT 136:667d. STREETER SALE 4123. TRAVELING THRU WONDERLAND, pp.40-41.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Government Printing Office 1904-05, Washington - Six volumes have clean marbled boards; leather spines with gilt titles; marbled endpaper and page edges. Volume 6 only, full leather; raised bands with gilt title. Front hinge cracked with cover firmly attached. Texts tight, clean & intact. February 1, 1904 ordered to be printed. 1-4 published in 1904; 5-7 published in 1905. From the personal library of noted author & historian, Colonel Virgil Young Cook. From the ages of 14-16 he fought for the Confederacy in the Kentucky Calvary & Infantry under Gen. N. B. Forest. He later served as Colonel of the 2nd Arkansas Regiment during the War with Spain. Military, Civil War ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff]
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        The Novels

      London: J. M. Dent and Company,, 1904–07. Edited by Reginald Brimley Johnson. In ten volumes. 10 volumes, small octavo (170 × 105 mm). Contemporary quarter vellum, single green morocco labels, floral decoration to spines, green cloth boards, cream endpapers, top edges gilt. With coloured illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock. An excellent set. A beautifully bound set of the Dent edition. After Richard Bentley, J. M. Dent was the next publisher to take up Jane Austen's novels, and continued publishing them into the 1960s. Dent's ten-volume set of the novels, first published in 1892, is the first to have any critical apparatus. This fine set is mixed editions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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