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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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        NOSTROMO

      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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        ADDRESSES AND PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGES OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT 1902-1904

      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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        L'EPREUVE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE. PREMIÈRE SÉRIE. [WITH] L'EPREUVE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE. DÈUXIEME SÉRIE Preface by Émile Dacier.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        LIGHT AHEAD FOR THE NEGRO

      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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        CAMERA WORK. ISSUE NUMBER VI

      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)

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA CLIO]
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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. 

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        ORIGINAL JOURNALS OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 1804-1806 PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS OF LEWIS AND CLARK

      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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        Colomba

      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.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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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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        ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS

      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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        BORN AGAIN: A NOVEL

      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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        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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        Dracula

      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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        SCARLET LETTER

      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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE OF BATH

      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]

      [Bookseller: Jon S. Richardson Rare Books]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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