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        Histoire d?un Merle Blanc

      Paris: L. Carteret, 1904. The first few leaves and edges foxed of the volume of plates, else a very fine set. Tall octavo (text volume) and folio (volume of plates).

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        With Louis Wain to Fairyland

      London: Raphael Tuck & Sons. Fair with no dust jacket. [1904]. First Edition. Hardcover. Boards rubbed. Edges of boards worn. Spine reinforced with cloth tape. Gutters between most of the leaves reinforced with cloth tape. Leaves browned. Small tears and chips to brittle margins of most leaves. A couple of 1 1/2" tears in the "Robin Hood" plates. ; [36] pages. 12 splendid full page chromolithograph illustrations featuring cats in fairy tale roles. Chromolithograph illustrations on front and rear boards. Page dimensions: 330 x 247mm. Contemporary gift inscription: "'Eric' From Granny Palmer April 22nd 1905 Wellington, N.Z." The 13 stories include: Bluebeard; Cinderella; Robin Hood; The Sleeping Beauty; Robinson Crusoe; Jack the Giant-Killer. ; Folio .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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      Villa de Quarto, Florence. 12 April 1904.. 1 2/3 pages, on two panels of a folded octavo sheet of hotel stationary. Old folds for mailing, paper faintly tanned, very good. A poignant letter, written by Clemens from Florence, where he was situated in an attempt to find a climate more favorable for his wife, Olivia, then critically ill. He responds to a "Mrs. Graham," in gratitude for her charming letter, which arrived "just in time to do a kind of miracle: that is, add a grace to this April morning, a thing difficult to the verge of impossibility; for the foliage & the flowers are looking their ... richest ... in the flooding sunshine, & far-away Florence, glistening vaguely through her enchanted veil, is a dream!" On the second panel of the lettersheet, the mood emphatically changes: "The Obverse - minutes later. The physicians have come to hold a consultation; for our house is a hospital these 5 months, & the sunshine is all outside of it, there is none within." Signed: "Sincerely Yours, S.L. Clemens." In June, Olivia Clemens died in Florence of heart failure.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Russo-Japanese War. Fully Illustrated. KINKODO EDITION COMPLETE IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

      Kinkodo-Shoseki-Kabushiki-Kaisha [Kinkodo Publishing Co], Tokyo, 1904[-05]. 10 parts in 3 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, text in English, with very numerous chromolithographed and tinted plates (original tissue guards present where called for), many large folding maps on japon, and some hundreds of monochrome photographs (a number full-page), and maps in the text; original salmon cloth, backs lettered and tooled in gilt, red sprinkled edges, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, covers very lightly dust-soiled, joints lightly rubbed (but all bindings wholly sound), short pull and split in backstrip of third volume else a very good, bright, internally fine set. This magnificent record of one of the earliest major international conflicts of the twentieth century is remarkable on several counts. In essence an early partwork, it was compiled and issued whilst the war was still in progress, enabling its readers to follow the course and consequences of the fighting in a manner previously unparalleled. Certainly it is unique is the comprehensiveness and detail of its coverage, and in the variety and extent of its illustrations, the two together constituting a truly massive documentary resource. COMPLETE SETS OF THIS NOTABLE WORK ARE RARE, THE MORE SO IN ORIGINAL CLOTH IN THIS CONDITION. Wenckstern II,140. . Catalogs: military: russo-japanese war.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha - [Complete in 14 Volumes]

      Boston, R. H. Hinkley Company, 1904. 1st edition in this form, limited. Limitation not stated but presumed, 1 of 2000. Tissue-guarded plates with descriptive letterpress. Publisher's device to title-page. Subjects: Bible. N. T. - Commentaries and literature. Subjects: Bible. O. T. - Commentaries and literature. Bible studies. A fine set of 14 volumes in the original cloth, with printed-title labels to the spines. Slight wear to one of the labels only. All remain particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. An excellent collection.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      Boston: R. H. Hinkley Co,. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1904. 1st Thus. Hardcover. Fiine Binding; RELIGION; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Gravures; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; aproc 4500 pages; Leather spines over black beveled wooden boards. Contents clean with some browning to untrimmed edges of the text. Limited edition of 488 of which this is no 476 as noted on limitation page in red. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        Photograms of the Year 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908. FIVE VOLUMES.

      London: Dawbarn and Ward, 1904-08.. 8vo. (10 x 7 inches). Illustrated. Five volumes uniformly bound. Maroon half calf, maroon cloth, raised bands to spine, title in black compartment, gilt. Bound without advertisements but with indices. The pagination for each volume is 1904: 176 + 22. 1905: 160 + 18. 1906: 164 + 16. 1907: pp.160 + 16. 1908: 160 + 16. There is a little occasional spotting to some free endpapers. The calf on one edge of the volume for 1908 is slightly sunned. Otherwise this is a handsome set, scarcely used. This set weighs 4.5 kilos wrapped, requiring extra postage.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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      Tokyo: K. Ogawa, 1904. First edition. Folding map, and numerous black and white images from photographs with facing descriptions in English on the opposite page, each with shorter captions beneath in Japanese. Oblong folio, original decorated purple silk-covered boards with titles and decorations in gold embroidery, fine silk-backed endpapers decorated with gold, bound at the spine with white ribbon in Japanese style. 177 ff (unpaginated) Internally a very handsome copy with only very minor age toning, the binding with some repair and restoration and showing some wear. Title-page with a bit of wear, the plates all in very pleasing condition. VERY SCARCE and one of the earliest publications of it kind. A fine photographic touring book of Japan produced and published by the era’s leading photographer. Ogawa (1860-1929) was not only the most accomplished Japanese photographer of the period, he was also a printer and publisher. He was a pioneer in photomechanical printing and photography in the Meiji era. In 1882, he moved to Boston where he took courses in portrait photography and the dry plate process. He also studied collotype printing at the Albert Type Company. Returning to Japan in 1882, he opened the first photography studio in Tokyo. Ogawa, in conjunction with the rail authorities, produced these books to promote Western tourism in Japan. Over the course of the following decade he would produce several, but this is among the earliest and is quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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      Thomas Shrimpton and Son [1904], Oxford - 16pp. Dated 1878 but omitting Oxford University crest from the front cover, signifying that this is the later 1904 pirated edition (Mason 613). Written whilst Wilde was touring Greece as a student and later submitted for the Newgate prize in 1878. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Bunte Verglasungen

      Stuttgart.: Julius Hoffman.. No date. Ca. 1904.. Black and white title page and 21 of 24 color collotype plates (look like lithographs), each approximately 20 x 14 inches, loose in portfolio - paper covered boards with cloth spine and corners. Portfolio rubbed at extremities with occasional spotting; the plates are in excellent condition with minor creasing on the left margin (well outside image) produced by the tight dimensions of the portfolio case (title page considerably creased along left edge). A portfolio featuring stunning large color plates of beautifully designed Art Nouveau stained glass windows. The windows were created by nine different artists (R. Beauclair, M.J. Gradl, G.M. Ellwood, P. Lang, R. Geyling, J. Goller, R. Bacard, R. Waldraff, R. Rochga). Each artist is identified by initials printed at the bottom of the plate; a key to these appears on the verso of the title page. While the visual motif is overwhelmingly Art Nouveau, a number of the panels hint at the Deco stylistics to emerge in upcoming decades. A scarce title held by only two libraries in the United States. .

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        Heimatstimmen - Ein baltisches Jahrbuch. (5 Bände komplett = alles erschienene).,

      Reval: Kluge 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910 und 1912. - 327, 438, 377, 400 und 350 Seiten. Kanten leicht berieben und leicht bestossen, Schnitte und Rücken teils leicht stockfleckig, Seiten leicht nachgedunkelt, in den Innenteilen vereinzelte Stockflecken, sonst gut. - - - Selten! K08-5 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3800 21,5*14,5 cm. Halbleinenbände mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BehnkeBuch]
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        Oh, they will never do for cricket

      1904. Our Village. A country Cricket match. Original pen-and-ink watercolour illustration (356 × 236 mm), in a wash-line mount and gold leaf frame. Margins a little toned. In excellent 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 illustrates the narrator's opinion of the gentleman cricketer, as opposed to "capital hitters" such as the village blacksmith. According to Barclay's World of Cricket, this passage of Mitford's work constitutes "the first major prose on the game.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Gold Bat

      London, A & C Black, 1904, 1904. FIRST EDITION, earliest issue with two pages of terminal ads. but without the 8-page advertisement catalogue Octavo, pp.277, with eight plates illustrated by Whitwell. Publisher's polychrome binding of dark red cloth with pictorial upper and spine, titled in gilt. Internally clean but for light sporadix foxing mainly to prelims but occasionally recurring. Ink ownership to front flyleaf. A very sharp copy indeed with some light wear to extremities and its most noticeable defect being a half centimetre repaired split to the rear spine hinge. A very clean, handsome copy of an early Wodehouse.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Russo-Japanese War, Fully Illustrated, I - X. [TEN VOLUMES]

      Tokyo, Kinkodo and Maruya, 1904-05.. Ten volumes bound in three. Complete. Crown quarto, paginated consecutively. Pp. 1418. With fine chromolithograph frontispiece to each of the 10 volumes. Plus over 60 other fine (chromo)lithograph plates, two of which are double-page, all printed on thick paper and protected with tissue guards. Plus five exceptionally fine collotype plates printed on thick paper and protected with tissue-guards. Plus around 180 photo plates, some tinted, one fold-out, all printed on different paper. Plus folding lithograph- or letterpress maps, sketch-maps and naval charts, mostly folding, some large, some in colour, bound- or tipped-in, all present as called for. Profusely illustrated throughout with over 1,300 photo- and line-drawn illustrations, portraits, views, maps, etc. Illustrated initials; illustrated head-piece to each volume. Title-page and contents list to each volume, original pictorial wrappers present in part; old expert repair to marginal tear of one text leaf. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary mahogany half calf and red pebble grain boards, spines with raised band between compartments, direct gilt lettering with title and individual volume number, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, slightly cracked hinge, slight rubbing at places. In fine condition. Handsome set, very well preserved. - - First edition. Fully collated. With an introduction by Wasuke Jikemura. A most remarkable production, scarce in its entirety. Published between 1904 and 1905 by Kinkodo Publishing Corporation of Tokyo, this publication in ten volumes reached subscribers in Germany, Netherlands, India, South Africa, England, France, China, United States, and Australia; a small number of copies, however, did survive. The scope and concept were unique. Combining news, war records, reports, stories, commentaries, and official documents together with historical background, manners and customs of the Japanese people, the Imperial family, daily life, religion, etc., it provides an unparalleled reflection of the period. The ten volumes are accompanied by an extraordinarily rich collection of visual material. It includes an extended portrait gallery of Imperial, military, and political personage; battle scenes; infantry, artillery, and naval operations; transportation; war aftermath; POW; medical corps and wounded evacuation; troops encampment; the winter campaign, etc., mixed with images of civil, daily life, weaving a fantastic tapestry of war and peace iconography. The splendid chromolithograph plates are an entrance for the eyes, and the inclusion of the fine collotype plates adds a touch of elegance to this visual celebration.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        My Funny Animal Book

      Unknown, 1904. The First Edition has this extremely rare old Louis Wain book for sale entitled My Funny Animal Book, for which we are unable to trace another copy online.____This book measures a large 10.25 x 8.50 inches and interestingly does not have a publisher listed. The pages consist of thick boards onto which are pasted the Louis Wain illustrations that measure approximately 9.00 x 6.50 inches.____There are a total of 8 Louis Wain illustrations within this very scarce Louis Wain book, and a Louis Wain illustration pasted onto the front board.____It is quite possible that this is a privately printed book by Louis Wain which possibly had a very limited print run and circulation.____The boards are in Very Good condition with slight wear to the front board; the cloth spine is faded with knocks to the top and bottom; and the plain back board is very clean having only slight marks.____The pages/boards are very clean but have old tape removed from the front and back of the book.____These are quite possibly the largest Louis Wain colour illustrations you are likely to encounter in book form, and may only be exceeded by the original Louis Wain watercolours.____This is an exceptionally rare old Louis Wain book that we believe to be one of the rarest of all the Louis Wain books on the market today, and quite possibly unique. This old Louis Wain book will appeal to old Louis Wain book collectors, old Louis Wain postcard collectors, or to anyone who collects old children's illustrated books.. First Edition. Original Decorative Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Louis Wain.

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      Published by Frederick Warne & Co., 1904. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Very good condition with no wrapper. Light brown boards, green lettering. 85pp. Spine is darkend. Cover edges show some signs of wear. Front joint is cracked. Name in stamp and small square ink stamp to top of half-title page. Contents are beautifully bright and clean, apart from the odd margin mark. 1st or 2nd printing (They were identical). [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

      London: Frederick Warne, 1904. First edition. 12mo, pp. 85, original light brown boards with coloured pictorial onlay on upper cover, as issued, dark green lettering. Backstrip complete although rubbed & darkened, rubbing and marking to boards. text block detached from binding and several leaves detached but present. Small area of front free endpaper adhered to front pastedown- quite possibly restorable. Muffetees mispelt Muffatees on p. 15. Contents clean.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        Collection of Works] 19 Vols.

      Longmans Green and Co 1904 - 8vo, contemporary half black morocco, spines faded, good Comprises: A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, 7 vols.; A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, 5 vols.; The History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne, 2 vols.; Rationalism in Europe, 2 vols.; Democracy and Liberty, 2 vols.; The Map of Life.Lecky ‘was a representative rather than a great Victorian, and he remains interesting as such. He stood at the crossroads in the evolution of history writing between the age of the gentleman scholar in the library and that of the professional scholar in the archives. Lecky was, however, notable on two counts: as a British historian of ideas and as the writer of Ireland’s first "philosophical history" (he liked that Burkean phrase), for neither Young Ireland nor the Celtic revivalists produced a notable historian. His major narrative history was undertaken as a vindication of the Irish people, but he was a sharp critic of the careless or deliberately misleading application of arguments from Irish history to justify the patriotic cause. He was, therefore, both the first national historian of Ireland and the first "revisionist" of the nationalist idealization of Ireland’ (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        A Village Stradivarius

      London: Gay and Bird,, 1904. Small octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles and design gilt to spine and front board. Cloth mottled, ends and corners lightly rubbed, mild partial toning to endpapers; a very good copy. First separate edition of Wiggin's story, first published in The Village Watchtower in 1895. This copy is affectionately inscribed by the author to E. Nesbit on the front free endpaper, "To. "E. Nesbit" whose work commands my admiration - and my love. Kate-Douglas Wiggin. The Evenning-of-Happy-Meeting, May 16th 1905", and bears Nesbit's attractive illustrated bookplate to the front pastedown. Nesbit and Wiggin were kindred, though transatlantic, spirits, both authors of much-loved children's literature (The Railway Children (1906) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903) respectively), and both taking a keen and active interest in social and political reform (Nesbit as co-founder of the Fabian Society, Wiggin as a pioneer in children's education), and this lovely association copy charmingly attests to the meeting of two contemporary greats of children's literature.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems

      London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1904. 310pp, original gilt decorated cloth, title in gilt to spine, upper cover with large gilt device and title to foot, lower cover with small gilt device, t.e.g. Spine slightly dulled and rubbed, with a few tiny black dots to head of spine, upper cover lightly faded towards fore-edge. Internally some light browning, mainly to page edges, some light browning to endpapers, previous owners name to ffep, blind stamp to rear endpaper, text and plates generally quite bright and clean. Thirty-nine head-pieces, twenty-eight tail-pieces, two full borders, one part border and twenty-four full page illustrations. Coupe 2.1, LeMire A2.07. First Thus. Hardback. Good. Illus. by King, Jessie M.. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        WHISTLER AS I KNEW HIM (DeLuxe Limited Edition)

      Adam & Charles Black, 1904. hardback. Very Good. hardback, 4to, new buckram backstrip with original skilfully laid down & also preserving original cream decorative panels, original gilt titles, top edge gilt, deckle edges, corners of boards very lightly rubbed at tips, internally a very good copy, Limited DeLuxe edition of 500 copies of which this is numbered 482 and signed by the author, the frontispiece of the Menpes children appears not to have been bound in & all 125 tissue guarded plates are present, binding tight, a very good handsome copy, 153pp of text

      [Bookseller: Pendleburys - the bookshop in the hills]
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      1904. A Tale of the Seaboard. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1904. Original green cloth decorated in orange and black. First American Edition of Conrad's well-known novel involving a South American silver mine, and the corruption and dishonesty fostered by its riches.~Conrad was extending his "Lord Jim" theme: that the man who slowly grows rich can be a victim of the silver, not its conqueror; that wealth is not something gained but a trap for those who relinquish, however momentarily, their sense of themselves... [Karl]~This copy is fine and bright -- and is rather uncommon thus. Cagle A10b.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        THE ELF: A SEQUENCE OF THE SEASONS (4 Volumes, Complete)

      London: James J. Guthrie at the Old Bourne Press, 1904. Limited Edition, numbered 242 of 250 copies. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding. 12mo. A lovely production with poetry and engravings by James Guthrie and printed by him "Under the supervision of W. Herbert Broome". Broome founded the Old Bourne Press and designed the "Myrtle" type -- type which Guthrie continued to use at The Pear Tree Press. .Linen backed with pictorial paper over boards; a remarkably bright set with virtually no wear or soiling; tissue guards laid in throughout; they are occasionally lightly foxed, but the pages are bright and clean; all housed in a cloth clamshell with morocco title label. Near Fine binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine; xiii, 485 pages. With an introduction by Henry Cabot Lodge. This copy is SIGNED by the author as President on the front free endpaper: "with best wishes from/Theodore Roosevelt/Sept. 24th 1904." A selection of speeches with special attention "given to the subjects which seem likely in themselves to possess continued importance, and to those speeches which should prove of special interest to the citizen and voter during the present year (1904), as expressions of the methods of thought and of the principles of action of the President." The lower margin of the first and last third of the text has a dampstain not touching the text. The spine of the book is mildly sunned with light spotting.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The History of the Colony of Massachusets-Bay, from the First Settlement Thereof in 1628 until its Incorporation with the Colony of Plimouth Province of Main, &c. by the Charter of King William and Queen Mary, in 1691, together with The History of the Pr

      Volume I has the SEAL and SIGNATURE of Hutchinson.  Rebound in half leather by Bennett, NY. Marbled boards and endpapers, with gilt lettering on spine, five raised bands.  Top edge gilt (dulled). Volume II chipped at top of spine, with amateur repair. Three top corners worn through to boards.  Staining visible on bottom of side edge of both volumes. First 50 pages of Volume I have some mild staining at the top of the pages, near the spine, and 25 pages at the rear have staining at the top of the spine, darker and longer for the last 10 pages. Volume II has some light staining and bubbling at the bottom of the pages.  Some darkening to pages, with only very light occasional foxing. Solid, tight binding. Volume I has two previous owner names and dates (1904 and 1934). Top right corner of title page of Volume II has a rectangular piece cut away at the top right corner, 1/4 inch by 1 1/2 inch.  Lieutenant-Governor Hutchinson was the last governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Volume I, 566 pages, Volume II, 539 pages.   Title of Volume II:  The History of the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, from the Charter of King William and Queen Mary, in 1691, Until the Year 1750.  Vol. I published in 1764, Vol. II published in 1767.

      [Bookseller: Yellow House Books]
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      Paris: Librairie Plon, (1904). First ed. Demachy. [First Series] Folio, half-title, (v) consisting of illustrated title page, preface and table of contents, and 48 photogravure plates tipped to a variety of white and colored stock, with printed tissue guards. Stiff wrappers illustrated and printed in colors. The plates are bright and fine, with the exception of the 5 sheets of white stock and the touching tissue guards, which are lightly to moderately foxed, not affecting the image. [Second Series] Folio, half-title, title page and 48 photogravure plates tipped to a variety of white and colored stock, with printed tissue guards. The plates are bright and fine, with the exception of the 7 sheets of white stock and the touching tissue guards, which are lightly to moderately foxed, not affecting the image. The combined first and second series, complete in 96 hand-pulled photogravures. The illustrated wrappers are of gray art paper, printed and decorated in green, black and gray, designed by G. Auriol. The second series' spine has been expertly repaired at its base. Housed in a newly made clamshell box of cloth with paper label, and each series further contained in a cloth chemise with a reproduction of the series' title mounted to the front board. Art Nouveau design by G. Auriol; introduction by Émile Dacier. The photographers in the first series include: C. Job, P. Dubreuil, F. Boissonnas, R. Demachy, G. Rey, C. Puyo, L. Misonne, A. Malle, H. Linck, A. Gilibert, G. Salle, A. Hachette, A. da Chuha, et al. The photographers in the second series include: C. Job, F. Boissonnas, L. Misonne, Mme. G.-A. Barton, A. Turrino, A. Malle, E. Wallon, A. Gilibert, C. Ménard, E. Steichen, A. Keighley, G. Rey, A. Lemoine, et al. Invariably this is only found in the first series, with the second series only appearing once at auction in the past 25 years.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Bibliography of the Books Issued by Hacon & Ricketts

      (London: Vale Press, 1904). Octavo. xxxviii pp. One of ten copies printed on vellum. With an elaborate wood-engraved frontispiece by Charles Ricketts, inspired by the design on the sign-board for the old Vale premises. Ricketts has been compared to William Morris as an artist, designer, and printer of the complete book. The bibliography is accompanied by a preface by Ricketts, which was described in the 1904 New York Times Saturday Review of Books as "the most valuable contribution to the study of fine modern printing which has recently appeared." Printed in black and red, in the three founts of type used by the Press: "The Vale," "The Avon," and "The King's." This is the first and last time they are seen together, as they were destroyed after the printing of this volume. With a prospectus laid in. Fine in full vellum with gilt-stamped bands and the title to the spine. Booklabel of noted private press patron and collector Laurence W. Hodson to front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Autograph Letters, Signed, from Charles Ricketts to Laurence Hodson

      (London: N.p., 1904). (2)pp. + (1)ff; (1)pp; (1)pp. A set of three autograph letters, together with the original envelopes, from Vale Press founder, illustrator, and designer Charles Ricketts to the private press collector and patron Laurence Hodson. The letters chronicle the purchase of six Vale Press books printed on vellum, which were produced by the Press in very limitated quantities and were highly prized. In the first letter, postmarked September 23, 1904, Ricketts informs Hodson that due to the death of one of his vellum subscribers, six Vale Press books printed on vellum are now available for purchase: The Parables, Ecclesiastes, Amber Witch, Julia Donna, Kingis Quair, and David. Ricketts inquires, "Do you know of any deserving Town, or person who would care to have them." Hodson himself was clearly interested: also included with this letter is an invoice for all of the six vellum books mentioned in the letter, dated September 23, sent from Ricketts to Hodson. With characteristic humor, Ricketts closes his letter to Hodson by describing his recent seaside holiday: "We have just returned from the sea to recoup in balmy London, how I dislike being away from one's own den, and what cooking one has to put up with outside London! This is the seventh time we return from Broadstairs vowing we will never return." In the second letter, postmarked September 29, 1904, Ricketts provides an update on Hodson's order, saying that it will be shipped soon. In a postscript added at the top of the letter, Ricketts writes, "This was written on the 23d and not posted as I have to get Shannon in a packing mood in conjunction with brown paper which is not always easy." He adds that he is also reservig a vellum copy of the Vale Press bibliography for Hodson. In the final letter, postmarked October 24, 1904, Ricketts declares that "Shannon and the brown paper have at last come into conjunction and you will receive by parcels post the derelict vellums." He adds, "I should be happy if you could make it convenient to pay for these rather shortly, as our finances are at the lowest possible ebb, we have bought the Piero de Cosimo and are reduced to theoretic banking accounts and the glorious arrogance of possession." Ricketts was a passionate art collector, and he and his partner Charles Shannon collected works by the old masters, Egyptian and Greek antiquities, Japanese prints, and Renaissance art. Letters are creased from being folded to fit into the envelope, else fine.

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      New York: The Grafton Press,. [1904]. original decorated olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and orange.. Several scuffs to front cover, spine stained and stamping mostly. perished, internally sound and clean, a good copy of a rare and. important book. (#143357). First edition. "The only work of Afro-American literature that might be categorized as a literary utopia because of its formal construction is LIGHT AHEAD FOR THE NEGRO ..." - John M. Reilly, "The Utopian Impulse in Early Afro-American Fiction," in ALTERNATIVE FUTURES, vol. 1, issue 3-4 (1978), p. 59. The author, in his brief preface, makes it clear that he is following the school of thought formed by Booker T. Washington rather than that of W. E. B. Dubois, seeking conciliation rather than confrontation. "The author dedicates this work to the thousands of sympathetic and well wishing friends of the Negro race ..." "Johnson has been criticized for his inability to imagine the end of segregation and the consequent mildness of his utopian vision. When contextualized historically and also in light of Johnson's intended white audience, however, LIGHT AHEAD FOR THE NEGRO emerges as an attempt to undermine the ideology of segregation by presenting a practical program of social change that would seem feasible to his contemporaries precisely because it was incomplete." - Fortunati and Trousson, Dictionary of Literary Utopias, pp. 356-7. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 132. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 J-97.

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      NY: Camera Work, 1904. First ed.. Coburn, Alvin Langdon. 4to., 56 pp., 6 hand-pulled photogravures, 1 color half-tone reproduction, 2 b&w half-tones, (18) pp. adverts. Printed wrappers which are detached, chipped, and worn. The top corner at the spine is bumped, The plates are in very good condition. Five photogravures and one duotone by Alvin Langdon Coburn; two halftones by Will A. Cadby; one photogravure by W.B. Post. (reproduced images are by Alvin Langdon Coburn)

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        The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Connoisseur's Federal Edition (11 of 12 Volume Set)

      NY: Putnam, 1904. Connoisseur's Federal Edition, Limited to 600 signed, numbered copies. 11 Volumes of 12 present - missing volume 10. Published NY: Putnam, 1904, first edition. number 297. 8vo., ribbed blue cloth with gilt titles and cover portrait of Jefferson, top edge gilt, printed on bright rag paper. Frontis portrait of Jefferson in each volume, engraved half title on parchment, two-color title pages. A crisp, clean and bright, near fine set.. 1st. Hard. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The

      1904. first edition. A Fine Tale of Benjamin BunnyFirst Edition, Third Printing POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., n.d.First edition, third printing (March 1905). Twelvemo ( 5 7/16 x 4 1/16 in; 138 x 105 mm). 84, [1], [1, printer's imprint] pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-six color plates. Black and white vignette on title-page. Quinby Plate II endpapers as called for.Original tan boards lettered in green with color pictorial label on front cover, ruled and lettered in dark green on front cover and lettered in dark green on spine. A fine copy, as bright and clean as one could hope for.There were three printings of the first edition of The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. The first printing was of 20,0000 copies in September 1904, the second printing was of 10,000 copies in October 1904, and the third printing was of 7,500 copies in March 1905. The first two printings have the date "1904" on the title-page whilst the third printing does not.Quinby 6. Linder, p. 424. V & A 1581.

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        Photo Album of Rhodesia and its Tribute to Great Explorers, Captured only a Few Years after the Matabele Wars, and Prior to the Growth of Tourism

      Rhodesia, circa 1904-1905 Oblong octavo album contains 87 sepia photographs of Victoria Falls and environs, mounted onto windowed cardstock leaves measuring approximately 9,5 x 7cm. Original green cloth album, with minor fraying to extremities, otherwise in very good condition. A group of American travellers, evidently of comfortable means, records in photographs, a journey to Rhodesia, and the town of Livingstone, specifically to witness the grandeur of Victoria Falls, an adventure which was beginning to gain popularity in the late colonial era. One can deduce from the images, that these were some of the earliest tourists to the area. Important monuments are captured, including among others the Paul Kruger monument in Pretoria, and the statue of Cecil Rhodes in Bulawayo, Matabeleland. Such as it does today, evidently the magnificently humbling Victoria Falls etched its impact on these foreign eyes, who choose to include over twenty different views of it and its thundering roll into the first gorge on the Zambezi River. The groups is travelling in a horse-drawn carriage of extraordinary girth and height, requiring the power of 9 horses. Local inhabitants are seen alongside their rudimentary dwellings composed of sticks and mud, sitting most vulnerably in a vast empty desert. Women are seen carrying fruit baskets on their head, however many are donning Western clothing, indicating foreign influence. Four images show locals rowing in a canoe. Also featured is a rare view of the original historic 'Livingstone Hotel,' the original Victoria Falls Hotel which was intended only as temporary quarters for railway employees, and was to be removed after construction of the bridge was complete as no buildings were to remain within sight of the Falls. However once established, it was quickly expanded and proved impossible to close, despite the objections of the Administrator of North Western Rhodesia, Robert Coryndon and the residents and traders of the newly established town of Livingstone. The first structure was built in early 1904 and opened for business on 8 June. By the beginning of 1905, tourist traffic to the Falls had increased considerably and it was necessary to enlarge the accommodation at the hotel. Two locomotive sheds in use on the Beria line were dismantled and sent to the Falls. One was commissioned as accommodation and the other as a dining room. They remained on site until 1917. .

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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.

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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.

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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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