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        The Novels

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ALEXANDER'S FEAST; OR, THE POWER OF MUSIC. A SONG IN HONOUR OF ST. CECELIA

      [Campden, Gloucestershire: Edward Arnold / Essex House Press, 1904].. Octavo. Publisher's vellum over boards, upper board decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Frontis by Reginald Savage. Binding, endsheets and a few margins smudged and a bit soiled; just a sound copy. One of 140 numbered copies printed in Caslon type on real vellum. The frontis and tailpiece are colored by hand, and the initials drawn by hand in color (one gilded). The 11th of Ashbee's "Great Poems" series. TOMKINSON (ESSEX) 51. RANSOM (ESSEX) 48.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Hadrian the Seventh. A Romance

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1904. Octavo. Original purple boards, titles to spine gilt, title and pictorial decoration to upper board in white. Very slightly rubbed at extremities, cloth fresh and bright, with no loss of the white blocking to the upper board. First edition, first impression, first issue binding with the decoration on the upper board in white and later publisher's ads. An exceptional copy, rare in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Lefler, Heinrich and Joseph Urban] Deutsche Gedenkhalle Bilder aus der vaterlandischen Geschichte

      Berlin: Max Herzig, 1904. First edition. Elephant folio weighing 25 lbs, 418pp, (18 x15 x 4 inches) In original publisher's full mottled green cloth with central imbedded panel which has a bold gilt stamped design of a cathedral. This immense volume of German history and remembrances is illustrated with monumental full-page color illustrations by (among others) HEINRICH LEFLER AND JOSEPH URBAN, who also designed the borders in red-orange which are present on nearly every page of the book. Printed on thick card paper with superb full-page tissue-guarded and captioned steel engravings throughout. Corners slightly rubbed, a little wear to calf. A COMPLETELY FINE AND ALTOGETHER IMMACULATE COPY. Represents an historical high-point on many levels, German book production, art, history, Jugendstil decoration. If not now, this book will become one of the great classics of the period.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        In Unknown Africa

      London, Hurst and Blackett, Limited, , 1904. A Narrative of Twenty Months Travel and Sport in Unknown Lands and among New Tribes. Octavo. Two coloured plates and numerous illustrations, many full-page and largely from the author's excellent photographs, to the text, two folding maps. Free endpapers browned, some scattered foxing, hinges very slightly tender, otherwise very good in the original midnight blue publisher's pictorial cloth, giraffe blocked in black with title to the upper board, title and roundel with tribesman gilt to the spine, a little worn at the corners, slightly whitened on the edges. A nice copy. First edition. "Major Powell-Cotton has rendered signal services to the zoological collections of Great Britain... He had heard that the writer of this review had brought home from the country east of Mount Elgon three heads of the five horned giraffe, and was anxious to proceed to those regions... to substantiate this discovery, and, if possible, to procure complete specimens of this giraffe type... Major Cotton has amply confirmed this discovery, and the complete specimen... now in the Natural History Museum is due to his enterprise.... the book under review is... a work more suited for review by the Zoological than by the Royal Geographical society, since its main interest lies in its notes, photographs, and descriptions of big game of eastern equatorial Africa... Yet from a geographical point of view also Major Powell -Cotton's journey is a remarkable one. He covered a little new ground north of the explorations made by Macdonald and Austin, and south and west of the journeys of Wellby and Donaldson-Smith." [From Harry Johnston's review in the Geographical Journal]. This copy inscribed on the half title, "To Mrs. Ewart, a souvenir of a pleasant visit to Duddingstone 11.III.08 from the author, P.H.G. Powell-Cotton." Mrs. Ewart was probably the wife of Major Ewart, a fellow member of the Royal African Society. Powell-Cotton's natural history and ethnographical collections and pioneering dioramas can still be seen at Quex House, the family home in Kent.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Paix. L'Assiette au Beurre

      (Paris), 20 Aout 1904.. No. 177. gr.-4°. 8 Bll. Durchgeh. 2-farb. illustriert von Francois KUPKA. Ogeh. Umschlagillustr. v. Kupka.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Ladies' Golf,

      Hutchinson, London,, 1904 - 1904 FIRST EDITION. Green cloth boards with gold titless and golfing scene on the front cover and gold titles four band and golf bag on the spine. Internally the pages are reasonably clean and 33 photographs are in good condition and are all attached. This is a 336 page book with 33 photos, Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Herr Klaus Boettcher]
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        The Novels, Romances and Memoirs of Alphonse Daudet

      Boston - Little, Brown and Company, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete twenty volume set of this Provencal Edition of the works of Alphonse Daudet. A limited edition set. Each volume is hand-numbered 208. In English. Alphonse Daudet (13 May 1840 16 December 1897) was a French novelist. He was the father of writers Leon and Lucien Daudet, and is chiefly remembered today for his tales of provincial life in Southern France. Comprising: The Nabob in two volumes; Fromont and Risler and Robert Helmont; Numa Roumestan and Rose and Ninette; Little What's-His-Name'; Little Parish Church; The Evangelist; Tartarin of Tarascon and Tartarin on the Alps Etc; Port Tarascon and La Fedor; Sappho and Arlatan's Treasure Etc; Kings in Exile; Monday Tales; Letters From My Mill and Scenes and Fancies Etc; Memories of a Man of Letters and Notes on Life; Thirty Years in Paris and Ultima, The Immortal and Struggle For Life; Support of the Family and La Belle Nivernasse; Jack in two volumes; and a Memoir. With a frontispiece and a number of further plates to each volume. Including a spare spine label bound in to the rear of each volume. Condition: In publisher's original cloth covered bindings with paper spine labels. Externally, generally smart with very slight shelfwear. Approximately seven volumes have slight chipping to spine labels. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Songs of Bilitis [Signed by Pierre Louys and Signed by George Seferis]

      London and New York: The Aldus Society, 1904. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Fagan, James. A Very Good copy of the first UK edition, first printing, and the first edition of the book in English translation (some handling soil, tiny rub at the spine foot, some pushing to the spine ends and bumping to the board corners), SIGNED BY PIERRE LOUYS on the half-title and SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the front free endpaper with two drawings and a PRESENTATION TO REX WARNER (a noted British author, Seferis' close friend, and a highly-regarded translator of Seferis' poetry to English) placed by Seferis in Storrs, Connecticut and with five lines written by Seferis in Greek. The book was privately issued by The Aldus Society in a Limited Edition of 1,000 copies (consisting of nine hundred and seventy-one copies on a special paper, with the watermark of the Society, and twenty-six signed and lettered copies, and three author's copies on Imperial Japanese vellum with the initials hand-illumined, of which this is Number 17 (of the 971). No Signature was called for in this copy, yet it has been signed by Louys on the half-title. There being only twenty-six copies expressly called to be signed, excluding this copy, we believe it to be quite scarce. The page edges are watermarked, and the title/limitation page, the frontispiece, and the book's other three full-page illustrations are printed on vellum leaves. While Pierre Louys was a heterosexual, he also was a good friend of Oscar Wilde and Andre Gide and a noted champion of gay & lesbian rights. His poetry and other writings are permeated with erotic and lesbian themes, with "The Songs of Bilitis" being his most famous and most frequently republished work. "Bilitis", the name Louys gave to his fictional Poetess, is presented by Louys as a contemporary of Sappho (herself a Greek lyric poet born between 630 and 612 BC on the Greek island of Lesbos). The book's introduction alleges the 143 poems within to have been written by Bilitis, whose tomb Louys claimed to have been discovered by (his fictional) archaeologist Herr G. Heim. The work shows Pierre Louys' deep knowledge of Ancient Greek culture, and, while written primarily by him, some of the poems are reworked epigrams from the Palatine Anthology (discovered in 1606), and some of the verses were taken from Sappho's work. Upon the work's initial publication (France, 1894), expert scholars were fooled and considered the work to be genuine and the poems to have been authored by Bilitis. Even after Louys' deception was unmasked, enthusiasm for the book's poetry did not wane and the poems, which established Pierre Louys' historic significance as a Poet, continue to be considered an important literary work. The poems comprise three cycles, each of which represents a phase of Bilitis' life: Bucolics in Pamphylia, representing her childhood and first sexual encounters, Elegies at Mytilene covers indulgence in homosexual sensuality, and the final section, Epigrams in the Isle of Cyprus, covers her life there as a courtesan. As noted above, George Seferis, a Greek Diplomat and Ambassador to the UK, one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, and the first Greek ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature gave this copy to Rex Warner. Both authors were deeply interested in all things related to Cyprus, thus explaining the gift. Signed copies of Pierre Louys' works, issued in French, while not rare, are relatively uncommon. However, signed copies of his works in English translation are real hen's teeth and exceedingly difficult to find. This copy, also having been signed and inscribed by Greece's first Nobel Laureate in Literature, is an extraordinary find. SCARCE to RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Works and Life of Laurence Sterne. Including: Tristram Shandy, A Sentimental Journey, Sermons of Mr. Yorick, Journal to Eliza; with Introductions by W.L. Cross, Also contains Sterne's Letters, An Eulogy by the Abbe Raynal, and a Life of Sterne by Percy Fitgerald

      New York: J. F, Taylor and company, 1904., 1904. The York Edition. LIMITED to 750 copies of which this is No459. Complete in 12 volumes; large 8vo. Finely bound in recent green half morocco, matching cloth boards, twin red and green title labels and gilt decoration to spines, raised bands, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated. A superb set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      NY: Century. 1904. The first and only edition of this nonfiction volume, heavily illustrated with photographs, drawings, and 26 full-color plates by Maxfield Parrish. This copy has a three-page autograph letter signed from Edith Wharton tipped in, written to Mrs. Sage, who, along with her husband, were friends of Maxfield Parrish and collectors of his paintings. Wharton's letter is a gracious response: apparently Mrs. Sage had indicated that Wharton's book had been a great help to her and that she was sending Wharton a Piranesi etching of Villa d'Este as a thank you. Also tipped-in is a two-page autograph letter signed from Parrish, written in his elegant, calligraphic hand, and referring to four of his paintings that the Sages own and that Scribner's wanted permission to reproduce. The book has been extra-illustrated, presumably by Mrs. Sage, with images of Italian villas, including a large image of Villa d'Este on the front free endpaper. The owner's small, tasteful bookplate adorns the front pastedown. Minor rubbing to corners and rear board; near fine. A unique copy of this beautiful book, with a history of personal connections to the author and illustrator. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Works of Daniel Defoe. Including: Robinson Crusoe, The Fortunate Mistress, The Life of Colonel Jacque, Preparations for the Plague with The King of Pirates, Moll Flanders with An Appeal to Honour and Justice, The Plague Year with A New Voyage, Memoirs of a Cavalier with Captain Singleton. With the Author's Prefaces, and Introductions by G.H. Maynadier

      New York: National Library Company, n.d. (1904)., 1904. Edition de Luxe, Limited to 1000 sets of which this No. 393. Complete in 8 volumes; large 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent dark green half morocco with gilt titles and gilt raised bands to spines, green cloth boards, top edges gilt others rough trimmed. Embellished with hand coloured frontispieces and full pagel black and whiteillustrations by J.W. Donsmore. Clean and tight. A very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Un Mazzetto Scelto di Certi Fioretti del Glorioso Poverello di Cristo San Francesco di Assisi Insieme col Cantico al Sole del Medesimo

      Chelsea: The Ashendene Press,, [1904]. Tall quarto. Original blue boards, white cloth backstrip, printed paper label to spine. Text printed in red and black. Woodcuts by W. H. Hooper from drawings by Charles M. Gere. Spine tanned, some minor marks to boards. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of 150 copies on paper from a limited edition of 175 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Wolf-Leader. Newly translated by Afred Allinson

      London, Methuen. [1904], 1904. First English Edition. 8vo. Publisher's decorated wraps, white card overprinted in red and black. Very light edgewear, an ink number to left extremity of front panel and trifling chipping to the spine panel. A near fine copy of an extremely fragile item. Clean, crisp and bright with border colours unfaded around the striking Frank Adams cover illustration. Internally crisp and clean with the customary reams of advertisements for Whelpton's Purifying Pills and Swan Fountain Pens preceding the story. Described as 'One of the best Werewolf novels every written', this is a chilling tale of a man who gains the ability to control wolves after begging for assistance in his revenge against a persecutor from a giant talking wolf walking on its hind legs (this strikes me as a somewhat unwise move, I'd be more inclined to temporarily shelve my thirst for vengeance and think seriously about the potential of gainful employment in say, the circus and fairground industries). A splendid copy of a rare survival.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The People's Rights

      In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. In 1910, when The People's Rights was published, Winston Churchill was a powerful political force and a member of the Cabinet. From December 3-11, 1909 Churchill was on the campaign trail on behalf of the Liberals. The People's Rights is a distillation of these nine days of speeches, criticizing the House of Lords (which had rejected Liberal Government's budget, thus precipitating the campaign) and championing Free Trade, a graduated income tax, luxury tax, and surtaxes on unearned income. Churchill's efforts were not wasted; as a result of the election, the Liberals would achieve a slim majority and passage of their budget. The People's Rights was published in an exceptionally perishable form, in bright yellow-orange paper wraps (with a halftone photo of Churchill on the cover) and printed on cheap, pulp paper. Consequently few copies survive, and wear, losses, and general deterioration is common to those copies that endure. There are two states of this first and only printing, the second differing from the first only by replacement of the index on pages 149-152 with a second Appendix. Here is the first edition, second state. Given the inherent fragility of the edition, this copy is in very good condition - highly complete and unrestored. Notably, the spine remains almost fully intact, with the usual wrinkling, but with all lettering fully preserved and only trivial chipping at the spine ends and hinges. Both covers remain firmly attached and the binding remains square. The striking front cover is complete apart from a .75 x .5 inch loss at the lower corner, claiming only most of the second "N" in London. The rear cover is likewise highly complete, though with wrinkling at both corners. There is a .75 inch closed tear at the lower corner and some tiny closed tears along the edges. Both covers show modest overall soiling but remain bright. The contents are browned as usual, but complete. The book is preserved in a beautifully constructed half leather clamshell case featuring red morocco spine and corners over crimson cloth boards. The case has a rounded spine with raised and gilt stamped bands, gilt ruled compartments, and gilt stamped title, author's name, and date, as well as gilt ruled transitions on the covers. Condition of the case is excellent, with virtually no wear. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A31.3, Woods/ICS A16(ab), Langworth p.99.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        [PRINTED DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, APPOINTING EDGAR RUSSEL AS MAJOR IN THE SIGNAL CORPS]

      Washington. Dec. 20, 1904.. Broadside, 19 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches; mounted and framed to 24 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches. Minor soiling. Near fine. Attractive engraved broadside, completed in manuscript and signed by President Theodore Roosevelt and Secretary of War William Howard Taft, appointing Edgar Russel to the rank of Major in the Signal Corps. With the embossed seal of the War Department at the bottom, and contemporary docketing near the top edge. After serving as Roosevelt's Secretary of War, Taft would be elected to the presidency himself in 1909. Very nice, mounted and framed for display.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE WORKS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON

      New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Limited Edition. Hardcover. All volumes uniformly rebacked in high quality morocco in period style. Some wear and scuffing at board edges and corners. Near Fine, contents bright and fresh. The Connoisseur's Federal Edition limited to 400 numbered sets with the printed signature of the publisher, this being copy 160. Complete in 12 large paper octavo (6-1/4" x 9-5/8") volumes bound in 3/4 black morocco leather, spines with five raised bands ruled and ornamented in gilt with contrasting leather spine labels, pale marbled paper boards and matching marbled endpapers, top edge gilt with others uncut, boards ruled in gilt. Collected and Edited by Paul Leicester Ford with the text printed on heavy rag laid finished paper. Illustrated with fine full-page portraits, facsimiles, and maps. Ford's edition of THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON is still regarded as one of the monuments of American historical scholarship, setting the standard for documentary editing for half a century. The G. P. Putnam Knickerbocker Press bindery in New York bound only a small portion of this Jefferson edition of 1000 sets in the publisher's leather. The edition itself was divided into two issues: the "Collector's Federal Edition" limited to 600 sets and the "Connoisseur's Federal Edition" limited to 400 sets. Probably no more than 200 to 300 sets of either issue were ordered by the subscribers to be bound in leather. Today, sets bound in standard blue cloth are far more common than this leather issue. This famous and elegant Paul Leicester Ford compilation of Jefferson's WORKS was first issued by Putnam in a smaller set in 1892. Putnam issued this Federal Edition in 1904 as a commemorative edition for the editor who, at the age of 37, was murdered in his Manhattan home by his brother, Malcolm Webster Ford, at one time the most famous amateur athlete in the United States, who then committed suicide.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE NOVELS. Five Volumes. Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey/Persuasion

      Macmillan and co. Ltd. London. 1904-08. FIVE VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.4 inches). All reprints of editions originally published between 1895 and 1897. Pride and prejudice Illustrated with 40 full page mono plates by Charles E. Brock. The other 4 volumes each illustrated with 40 full page mono plates by Hugh Thomson. 200 fine line engravings by two of the best book illustrators of the day. Fine and bright copies in Publishers original dark red cloth with decorative blind-stamped floral design to both boards, the front boards also lettered and double ruled in gilt. Spines ruled and lettered in gilt. All volumes have just a hint of fading to the spines. Corners just a little bumped but overall a very attractive set of these beautifully illustrated volumes.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy, Beacon Edition (24 volumes complete)

      N.Y. & Boston: Colonial Press 1904 - Dark green cloth boards show light overall wear; a few covers have light stains; spine labels darkened; bindings tight; pages clean; pages gilt on top. The only volumes that show signs of having been read, with wear to spine labels, are the three "Anna Karenina" volumes. Let me know if more photos would be helpful. Contents: 1: Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth; 2: A Landed Proprietor, The Cossacks, and Sevastopol; 3: The Snow-Storm, Domestic Happiness, and Miscellanies; 4: Pedagogical Articles and Linen-Measurer; 5-8: War and Peace; 9-11: Anna Karenina; 12: Fables for Children, Stories for Children, and Moral Tales; 13: My Confession and Dogmatic Theology; 14-15: The Four Gospels; 16: My Religion and On Life; 17: What Shall We Do Then? and Collected Articles; 18: Dramatic Works and The Kreutzer Sonata; 19: Walk in the Light., Letters, and Miscellanies; 20: The Kingdom of God Is Within You, Christianity and Patriotism, and Miscellanies; 21-22: The Resurrection; 23: Miscellaneous Letters and Essays; 24: Latest Works, Life, and Bibliography. A startlingly uncommon set, published before Tolstoy's death in 1910. (Obviously, the size and weight would make overseas or priority shipping expensive.) U.S. buyers, please email me for a possible discount! ***Reluctantly downsizing my personal library to accommodate move from suburban house to Manhattan apartment [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Washington Square Autographed Books]
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        A Shooting Trip to Kamchatka

      London: Rowland Ward 1904, 1st edition. () xvi, 302pp. Very good. Bound in plain blue cloth with gilt title on spine, the binding seems to be a remainder binding of some sort as it has a couple of old booksellers tickets attached. Yellow endpapers. 113 illustrations from photographs, 5 photogravures, 2 folding maps [1 large in pocket at rear]. Nice solid clean condition, hinges fully intact, text block clean. Bookplate on front paste down. A clean attractive copy. A superior copy of this scarce title. Elim Demidoff's three books on Hunting in Asia [also see our item After Wild Sheep in the Altai and Mongolia] are among the most sought after titles on hunting in Mongolia, Russia and China. Heavily illustrated with photographs of trophies taken, people encountered and remote places visited. A must for any serious collector of Hunting literature. With the interesting bookplate of Baron Bouck..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        SECRET COURT MEMOIRS (Edition de Grand Luxe, ten volumes, complete)

      Paris and Boston: The Grolier Society. Near Fine with no dust jacket. N.D.. Limited Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Limited, numbered Edition de Grand Luxe (This is No. 776 of only 1000 sets). Magnificently bound in half red crushed morocco over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, TEG. Profusely illustrated with tissue-protected plates. nd (c. 1904). This complete ten-volume set includes: (A) Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin, or The Character of the King of Prussia, his Ministers, Mistresses, Generals, Courtiers, Favourites, and the Royal Family of Prussia, by Count Mirabeau (two volumes, 16 plates); (B) Secret Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud in a Series of Letters from a Gentleman at Paris to a Nobleman in London (two volumes, 16 plates); (C) Secret Memoirs of the Court of the Empress Josephine, with Anecdotes of the Courts of Navarre and Malmaison, by Madame Ducrest (three volumes, 25 plates); (D) Secret Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV and the Regency, by the Duchesse d'Orleans, Mother of the Regent (one volume, nine plates); (E) Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Louis XV and XVI taken from the Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour, and from the Journal of The Princess Lamballe (two volumes, 16 plates). . Former owner's printed bookplate on each fep, otherwise unmarked, tight, fresh and clean, many pages uncut, clearly unread. Boards very mildly shelf-worn. An extremely handsome set. NEAR FINE. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        Secret Court Memoirs [complete in 20 volumes]

      London : Printed for the Grolier Society, [1904], 1904. Limited Edition. Physical description: 20v. plates, ports, fronts. ; 23cm. Contents: v.1. Memoirs of Henri the IV. King of France and Navarre / by the court historian of Louis XIV. --v.2. Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, queen of Navarre / written by herself. --v.3. Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz : containing all the great events during the minority of Louis XIV and the administration of Cardinal Mazarin. --v.4 & 5. Memoirs of Madame La Marquise de Montespan / written by herself. --v.6. Secret memoirs of the court of Louis XIV : and of the regency. --v.7 & 8. Secret memoirs of the courts of Louis XV and XVI / taken from the memoirs of Madame Du Hausset, lady's maid to Madame de Pompadour, and from the journal of the Princess Lamballe. --v.9 & 10. Memoirs of the court of Marie Antoinette, queen of France : with sketches of her private life / by Madame Campan, first lady-in-waiting to the queen --v.10. --v.11 & 12. Secret memoirs of the court of St. Cloud : in a series of letters from a gentleman at Paris to a nobleman in London. --v. 13-15. Secret memoirs of the court of the Empress Josephine : with anecdotes of the courts of Navarre and Malmaison / by Madame Ducrest. --v.16 & 17. Secret memoirs of the court of Berlin, or, The character of the King of Prussia, his ministers, mistresses, generals, courtiers, favourites, and the Royal family of Prussia / by Count Mirabeau. --v.18 & 19. Memoirs of the courts of Sweden and Denmark during the reigns of Christian VII. of Denmark and Gustavus III. and IV. of Sweden. --v.20. Memoirs of Catherine II. and the court of St. Petersburg during her reign and that of Paul I / by one of her courtiers. Subjects: France -- Social life and customs -- History -- Court and courtiers. Notes: Date of publication from British Museum Catalogue. Plates with guard sheets and descriptive letterpress. Title-pages printed in red and black. Edition de Luxwe, limited to 1,000 copies - this is no. 963 - signed by the editor. Very good copies in the original title-labelled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Boards stained towards edges. Some of the title labels are worn and scratched. POS to front pastedown of each volume. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems

      London & NY: John Lane, 1904. Octavo. 310pp. First edition thus. With lovely illustrations throughout by Jessie M. King in black & white, including numerous head- and tailpieces, as well as twenty-four full-page plates. The Scottish illustrator studied at the Glasgow School of Art, which became known as the center of the "Glasgow Style," Scotland's Art Nouveau movement characterized by the influences of Celtic imagery, Japanese prints, and the work of William Morris himself. The Art Nouveau binding, in gilt-decorated dark red cloth, was also designed by King and shows a pictorial gilt-stamped design of a resplendent Guenevere. With the original glassine dust wrapper, and housed in a slipcase. A few small chips and one small hole to dust wrapper, some faint, scattered foxing to contents, else a fine copy. T.e.g.

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        The Songs of Bilitis [Signed by Pierre Louys and Signed by George Seferis]

      London and New York: The Aldus Society, 1904. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Fagan, James. A Very Good copy of the first UK edition, first printing, and the first edition of the book in English translation (some handling soil, tiny rub at the spine foot, some pushing to the spine ends and bumping to the board corners), SIGNED BY PIERRE LOUYS on the half-title and SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the front free endpaper with two drawings and a PRESENTATION TO REX WARNER (a noted British author, Seferis' close friend, and a highly-regarded translator of Seferis' poetry to English) placed by Seferis in Storrs, Connecticut and with five lines written by Seferis in Greek. The book was privately issued by The Aldus Society in a Limited Edition of 1,000 copies (consisting of nine hundred and seventy-one copies on a special paper, with the watermark of the Society, and twenty-six signed and lettered copies, and three author's copies on Imperial Japanese vellum with the initials hand-illumined, of which this is Number 17 (of the 971). No Signature was called for in this copy, yet it has been signed by Louys on the half-title. There being only twenty-six copies expressly called to be signed, excluding this copy, we believe it to be quite scarce. The page edges are watermarked, and the title/limitation page, the frontispiece, and the book's other three full-page illustrations are printed on vellum leaves. While Pierre Louys was a heterosexual, he also was a good friend of Oscar Wilde and Andre Gide and a noted champion of gay & lesbian rights. His poetry and other writings are permeated with erotic and lesbian themes, with "The Songs of Bilitis" being his most famous and most frequently republished work. "Bilitis", the name Louys gave to his fictional Poetess, is presented by Louys as a contemporary of Sappho (herself a Greek lyric poet born between 630 and 612 BC on the Greek island of Lesbos). The book's introduction alleges the 143 poems within to have been written by Bilitis, whose tomb Louys claimed to have been discovered by (his fictional) archaeologist Herr G. Heim. The work shows Pierre Louys' deep knowledge of Ancient Greek culture, and, while written primarily by him, some of the poems are reworked epigrams from the Palatine Anthology (discovered in 1606), and some of the verses were taken from Sappho's work. Upon the work's initial publication (France, 1894), expert scholars were fooled and considered the work to be genuine and the poems to have been authored by Bilitis. Even after Louys' deception was unmasked, enthusiasm for the book's poetry did not wane and the poems, which established Pierre Louys' historic significance as a Poet, continue to be considered an important literary work. The poems comprise three cycles, each of which represents a phase of Bilitis' life: Bucolics in Pamphylia, representing her childhood and first sexual encounters, Elegies at Mytilene covers indulgence in homosexual sensuality, and the final section, Epigrams in the Isle of Cyprus, covers her life there as a courtesan. As noted above, George Seferis, a Greek Diplomat and Ambassador to the UK, one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, and the first Greek ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature gave this copy to Rex Warner. Both authors were deeply interested in all things related to Cyprus, thus explaining the gift. Signed copies of Pierre Louys' works, issued in French, while not rare, are relatively uncommon. However, signed copies of his works in English translation are real hen's teeth and exceedingly difficult to find. This copy, also having been signed and inscribed by Greece's first Nobel Laureate in Literature, is an extraordinary find. SCARCE to RARE.

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        FLORILEGIO DE POESÍAS CASTELLANAS.

      - Con introducción y notas biográficas y críticas por.5 tomos. Madrid-Sevilla. 1904. 1ª edic. 17x10.5 cm. T.I, XV + 380 págs. T. II, 384 págs. T.III, 384 págs. T.IV, 447 págs. T.V, 340 págs. Portada rasgada en el superior derecha y ligeramente desencuadernado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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).

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        The Sportsman's Book For India.

      London Horace Marshall & Son 1904 - 1st edn. Hardback, no d/w. 567pp. Colour folding map frontispiece, 3 other b/w maps + 41 b/w photo plates. Erratum slip to page 1. Green cloth boards with black titles and illustration (Leaping Tiger) to front and gilt titles with black illustration (bundle of sporting kit) to spine. Base of text block untrimmed. Bumps and rubs to extrems. Brown stain (Water?, Tea?) to lower leading corner of front pastedown and free endpaper but extends no further. Otherwise internally clean, bright and tight. Part 1- Shooting. Part II- Fishing. Part III- Sports and Games with Horses. Part IV- Some minor Sports and Games. Cheetah Hunting to Pig-Sticking, Rhinocerous Shooting to Polo, it's all here, a fascinating insight into relaxation in The Raj! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Un drame en Livonie.

      Hetzel 1904 - - Hetzel, Paris _s.d. (1904), 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin sapin à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures montées sur onglets conservées, reliure pastiche moderne. Très rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à [Achille] Tournier, alors préfet de la Somme. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations originales de L. Benett. Bel exemplaire. Autographes d'exception & Les Classiques . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 8625 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il furetto. Allevamento razionale - Ammaestramento - Utilizzazione per la caccia - Malattie.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1904, 16mo cop. orig. ill. pp. XII-172 + pp. 64 (elenco degli 800 manuali Hoepli) con 39 inc. n.t. Prima edizione di uno dei pi? rari e ricercati manuali. Assai lievemente stinto il margine esterno della cop. ant.

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        Il gastronomo moderno. Vademecum ad uso degli albergatori, cuochi, segretari e personale d'albergo corredato da 250 Menus originali e moderni e da un Dizionario di cucina ...

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1904, 16mo leg. originale t.tela edit. cop. ill. colori, pp. (6)-411 + 64 pp. (Elenco 1600 manuali). Uno dei manuali meno comuni, in prima ed unica edizione, stato di nuovo. Vanossi, 78 ? l'unica bibliografia gastronomica che lo citi. Eccellente stato di nuovo.

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        Araldica zootecnica. I libri genealogici degli animali domestici. Stud - Herd - Flock - Books.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1904, 16mo leg. orig. con bella cop. illustrata, tagli rossi, pp. XIX-323 + 64 (Elenco "800 manuali Hoepli") con 43 fg. n.t. (1a edizione).

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        Il telefono.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1904, 16mo leg. orig. t.tela, pp. XII-327 con 149 fig. n.t. e una tav. f.t. Prima edizione. Stato di nuovo.

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        Il raccoglitore di oggetti minuti e curiosi.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1904, 16mo leg. originale t.tela edit. copertina illustrata colori, pp. 344 con 310 inc. n.t. + 64 pp. (Elenco 800 manuali). Uno dei manuali meno comuni, tra i pi? interessanti; dorso restaurato. Prima edizione.

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        Bacio materno

      [1904]Rara litografia mm. 360x365 applicata su cartoncino di mm. 440x440. Importante, apprezzata e citata anche dal Servolini nel suo "Dizionario illustrato degli incisori", p.173. La bella immagine, che mostra uno struggente bacio forse di addio, fu utilizzata successivamente in una cartolina di propaganda a favore della prima guerra mondiale con una didascalia al margine inferiore: "-Figlio, soffrirò ma sarò forte se tu farai il tuo dovere. - Mamma oiuttosto morto che traditore. Piccoli strapetti rimarginati al marg. esterno sin. Attivo sin dalla giovinezza, frequentò la scuola serale degli Artieri di Pescara e lavorò come apprendista nello stabilimento tipografico Luigi Salomone. Dal 1879 si stabilìa Napoli entrando in contatto con molti altri artisti, tra cui Domenico Morelli e Francesco Paolo Michetti. La sua opera si rifà esplicitamente al Verismo. Molteplici le sue attività creative: pittore, grafico ed illustratore. Si trasferì successivamente a Milano dove aprì uno stabilimento litografico d'illustrazione.

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        Admiral Sir Edward Gennys Fanshawe. GCB. A Record. Notes, Journals, Letters

      Privately By Sottiswoode & Co. Ltd, New Street Square, London 1904 - HB 1st Ed. Printed for Private Circulation by Spottiswoode. See my pics. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles in gilt frame spine. 22.8 x 15cm. 404 pages + 404 - 416 Appendix. Top edge of pages gilt blocked as printed. Black e/ps. b/w photo frontis 'Vice-Admiral E.G.Fanshawe CB. From a photo by Norman, Montreal 1871 frontis. With protective tissue in situ as bound. b/w illusts, many with protective tissue. In the Preface by his daughter (Alice Fanshawe) he states:- 'This record is made up of letters from and about my father, of his journals and of notes from his own recollections. It is intended for members of his family and for intimate friends. .His sketches are reproduced in many of the illustrations, all of which are photographs by my brother Evelyn.AEJF Cromwell Road April 1904. Edward Fanshawe 1814-1906. Took part in the Crimean War. Commanded HMS Hastings, Centurion, Trafalgar. Was Superintendent Chatham Dockyard 1861. Third Naval Lord 1865. Supt. Malta Dockyard 1868. Commander in Chief N. USA Station 1870. Admiral President RN College Greenwich 1875. Commander in Chief Portsmouth 1878. Retired 1879. Condition: Cover spine darkened with age. Wear on top and bottom spine, rubbed on spine seams. Wear cover corners. Slight age/handling marks front and back. 2nd and 3rd blank o/ps tanning + slight gap centre seam. Right hand page at top is written a personal dedication to their father (Edward Fanshawe) from Alice and Evelyn Fanshawe. This was Edward Fanshawe's personal copy. ELF is repeated at the bottom of the page, near central seam. Title page, some age spots in lower third seam. P128 cracked down seam, but binding remains firm. Last two end papers, end of Appendix and blank page tanned. Outer edges of pages collectively discoloured with age. Overall clean, little wear, binding firm, good colour. A very rare book. Good + condition. Any concerns, email any questions and I will do my best to provide full information. Please do this before considering purchase, I can put the book on hold if necessary until all the queries have been answered. I have a number of books which belonged to the Fanshawe family - including an Ancestral Tablets. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        How the Wogglebug Got a Thanksgiving Dinner

      Kansas City, Missouri: The Kansas City Journal, 1904. One leaf from the newspaper. Paper is toned and brittle. There are a few small chips in the margin and a couple of closed tears. Baum produced a 27-part comic strip series, Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz, which ran weekly from 4 Sep 1904 to 26 Feb 1905 to fuel demand prior to the release his second Oz book, The Marvelous Land of Oz. This story was the fourteenth in the series and the third featuring the Woggle-Bug. The full-page strips ran in Philadelphia North American, Chicago Sunday Record-Herald, and other newspapers. The Woggle-Bug character proved so popular that Baum created a play and book based on his adventures in early 1905.. First Edition. Newspaper. Very Good. Illus. by McDougall, Walt. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Under the Hill and Other Essays in Prose and Verse

      London John Lane/Bodley Head 1904. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Corners bumped. Sporadic light foxing. Teg Limited Edition [153/268] Blue/gilt-illustrated hardback cloth cover 360mm x 240mm (14" x 9"). [80pp.] + ads. Full page illustrations after Beardsley designs and photographic illustrations.

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        [ Traité de Chimie Minérale ] Epreuves corrigées de la main d'Henri Moissan, Prix Nobel de Chimie 1906. 3 Volumes : Vol. I : Soufre - Mercure ; Vol. II : Fer - Manganèse - Molybdène - Tungstène - Chrome - Plomb - Outremers - Céramique ; Vol. III : Bismuth - Vanadium - Noibium - Cantale - Bore - Uranium - Thallium - Or - Métaux du Platine.

      Masson & Cie 1904 3 vol. dont 1 vol. in-4 et deux vol. petit in-4 reliés demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs dorés, contenant les épreuves corrigées ou avant impression des sections suivantes figurant dans le "Traité de Chimie Minérale" publié chez Masson & Cie de 1904 à 1906 : Vol. I : Soufre - Mercure ; Vol. II : Fer - Manganèse - Molybdène - Tungstène - Chrome - Plomb - Outremers - Céramique ; Vol. III : Bismuth - Vanadium - Noibium - Cantale - Bore - Uranium - Thallium - Or - Métaux du Platine Exceptionnel ensemble d'épreuves en partie corrigées par Henri Moissan, premier français Prix Nobel de Chimie, en 1906 (5 ans avant Marie Curie). Directeur de la publication du "Traité de Chimie Minérale", publié chez Masson vers 1906, Henri Moissan accorde le "bon à mettre en pages" enrichi de ses dernières corrections manuscrites sur diverses épreuves des textes rédigées par les nombreux collaborateurs à ce monumental traité. Le premier volume recueille les extraits du traité relatif au Soufre (extraits publiés, sans correction manuscrite) et les épreuves (imprimés uniquement au recto) du très long développement consacré au Mercure, corrigées par l'auteur et abondamment annotées par Henri Moissan. A propos des propriétés chimiques du mercure, il insère par exemplaire ce commentaire manuscrit "Le fluor l'attaque à la température ordinaire. Lorsque ce gaz se dégage bulle à bulle à travers une masse de mercure de faible épaisseur, on voit nettement se former à la surface du métal une couche jaune de flurorure de mercure anhydre". Le second volume recueille les épreuves avant ou après mise en page relatives aux éléments suivants : Fer - Manganèse - Molybdène - Tungstène - Chrome - Plomb - Outremers - Céramique, avec quelques corrections des auteurs et de rares annotations d'Henri Moissan, notamment à propos des propriétés chimiques du molybdène. Le troisième volume recueille les épreuves avant ou après mise en page relatives aux éléments suivants : Bismuth - Vanadium - Noibium - Cantale - Bore - Uranium - Thallium - Or - Métaux du Platine. Ensemble unique, en bel état, d'une partie des épreuves du Traité de Chimie Minérale, annoté notamment par Henri Moissan (1852 - 1907), lauréat du Prix Nobel de Chimie 1906 pour ses travaux sur le fluor et pour le développement du four à arc électrique inventé par William Siemens. Le Traité de Chimie Minérale fut la dernière contribution d'importance d'Henri Moissan, qui devait décéder brutalement le 20 février 1907, à 54 ans, peu de temps après son retour de Stockholm où il venait de recevoir son Prix Nobel. Français

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        Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre lithographié de Honoré Daumier

      N. A. Hazard 1904 Orné d'un portrait gravé à l'eau-forte par Loys Delteil et de cent quarante reproductions d'après les lithographies les plus belles et les plus rares du Maitre Molto buono (Very Good)

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        Le Messager de la Société de Marie [1897-1902 : 3 Tomes - Complet Suivi de :] L'Apôtre de Marie. Echo des Oeuvres et des Missions de la Société de Marie (Série suivie complète du n° 1 de Mai-Juin 1904 au n° 338 de Septembre-Octobre 1946 en 31 volumes reliés ) [ Exceptionnel ensemble, souvent illustré, relatant les progrès des missions marianistes en Europe, Amérique, Afrique, et surtout au Japon - Important and scarce review referring to Marianist missions in the entire world, with focus on american or japanese missions in Urakami, Tokyo, etc. ]

      Institut Sainte Marie 1904 3 vol. relié demi-toile (Messager) et 31 vol. reliés demi-toile à coins rouge ou marron (Apôtre de Marie), couvertures conservées, Institut Sainte Marie, Nivelles, 1904-1946 ; Le Messager de la Société de Marie [1897-1902 : 3 Tomes - Complet Suivi de :] L'Apôtre de Marie. Echo des Oeuvres et des Missions de la Société de Marie (Série suivie complète du n° 1 de Mai-Juin 1904 au n° 338 de Septembre-Octobre 1946 en 31 volumes reliés ) [ Exceptionnel ensemble, souvent illustré, relatant les progrès des missions marianistes en Europe, Amérique, Afrique, et surtout au Japon - Important and scarce review referring to Marianist missions in the entire world, with focus on american or japanese missions in Urakami, Tokyo, etc. ] La Revue "l'Apôtre de Marie", qui fait suite aux 3 tomes de la revue "Le Messager de la Société de Marie", laquelle fut interrompue par les expulsions de 1903, se consacre plus particulièrement à la présentation de l'oeuvre missionnaire des marianistes. "Echo des Oeuvres et des Missions de la Société de Marie" puis "Organes des Missions et des Oeuvres", elle propose un panorama tout à fait remarquable et passionnant des développements de ces missions dans le monde entier : par exemple au Mexique (Durango...), en Europe (Autriche, Espagne, Belgique, Italie, Suisse...), avec une prédilection pour l'Amérique et l'Asie. On remarque ainsi les nombreux articles consacrés aux missions d'Asie, celles de Chine et surtout aux missions du Japon (Urakami, Tokyo, ...) ainsi qu'aux missions développées aux Etats-Unis (Dayton, Cleveland, Colombus, Erie, Chicago, Honolulu aux Iles Sandwich futur Hawaï, etc.). Les comptes-rendus de mission, ou les visites pastorales des supérieurs en Asie ou en Amérique sont souvent illustrés et font l'objet d'articles du plus grand intérêt. Etat très satisfaisant (dos frottés et mouill. sur certains dos n'affectant pas le texte) pour cet ensemble rare, rassemblant l'intégralité des numéros du "Messager de la Société de Marie" et du premier numéro jusqu'au dernier numéro de format identique paru en 1946 de la revue 'l'Apôtre de Marie". Français

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        Il Monte Cervino. Illustrazioni di Edoardo Rubino. Prefazione di Edmondo De Amicis. Nota Geologica di Vittorio Novarese.

      Milano, Ulrico Hoepli, 1904.In-4°, pp. XVI, 287, legatura moderna in m. pelle rossa con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. 14 tavole colorate f.t., 23 disegni a penna e 11 fotografie. Brossura originale conservata (con fioriture). Una dedica del tempo. Buon esemplare in barbe. Prima edizione di questo grande classico della letteratura alpinistica. Guido Rey (Torino, 1861-1935), fecondo scrittore di libri di montagna stilisticamente pregevoli, conquistò il Furggen, sul Cervino, nel 1899; "fut une personnalité marquante du monde alpin du début du XX siècle...Rey est très connu pour ses ouvrages sur la montagne et l'alpinisme, dont la qualité du style et l'interêt sont remarquables" (Perret). Perret, 3664: "Un livre de référence sur le Cervin...Il s'agit non seulement d'un Ouvrage de rèférence, mais également d'un chef-d'oeuvre de la Littérature alpine. L'édition la plus prisée est l'édition originale italienne". A.C.L., p. 256. Aliprandi, 165-166. S.A.C., p. 11. Garimoldi, Dall'orrido al sublime, n. 106. Neate, R25. B.N. C.A.I.

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        British Conchology, or an account of the Mollusca which now inhabit the British Isles and the surrounding seas.

      London, J. van Voorst, 1904-1869. 5 volumes. 8vo (195 x 125mm). pp. cxiv, 341; xiv, 465; 393; 486; 258, with 147 (107 handcoloured) engraved and lithographed plates. Publisher's cloth, gilt lettering on spines. The 40 plain plates were never issued coloured. "The Welshman, John Gwyn Jeffreys (1809-1885), author of the British Conchology and for long a leading authority on eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean molluscs, had a remarkably complete collection of shells from British and adjacent seas" (Dance. Shell collecting, p. 217). The first volume is a reissue of the 1862 edition. Nissen ZBI, 2103.

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        La Sainte Bible (Ancien Testament). Quatre cents compositions par J.-James Tissot. 2 forts volumes in-folio.

      M. de Brunoff & Cie Editeurs 1904 Demi-chagrin à coins. Bel exemplaire. Tirage unique à 560 ex. 3ème papier après 20 ex. sur Japon et 40 ex. sur papier à la cuve. Un des exemplaires numérotés (339) 61 à 560, sur grand vélin des Papeteries du Marais, contenant deux états de tous les sujets hors-texte, dont l'un en héliogravure tiré en taille-douce, l'autre en couleur. Toutes les épreuves hors-texte (états en héliogravure et états en couleur) sont tirées sur grand vélin à la cuve, avec filigranes spéciaux, grappes de raisin et initiales de J.-James Tissot. Chaque Exemplaire porte le Timbre du Cercle de la Librairie. Superbe réalisation ornées de bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. Texte encadré d'un filet rouge et typographie en deux couleurs. Rousseurs marginales n'affectant jamais les illustrations présentes sur les compositions tirées sur grand vélin à la cuve sinon exemplaire frais. Illustrations in-texte contrecollées. Sobre reliure présentant une légère griffure sur l'un des plats et un dos uniformément insolé. Table des illustrations in-fine. 318,361p.

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        Et digt fra Middelalderen.

      Kra., 1904. Liten folio. Originalt "falskt" helpergamentbind dekorert i gull og blått. Helt gullsnitt. Upaginert. Med farveillustrasjoner av Gerhard Munthe. "Publikation Nr. 1 udgivet af Forening for norsk bogkunst. Teksten redigeret af professor Moltke Moe. Illustreret af Gerhard Munthe. Teksten er skrevet af A. Sørensen efter Gerh. Munthes forskrift og sammen med illustrationspladerne etset af Wilh. Scheel & Co." Nr. 145. Bindet en tanke gulnet

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        SECRET COURT MEMOIRS (Edition de Grand Luxe, ten volumes, complete).

      The Grolier Society, Paris and Boston, N.D.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. Limited Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover Limited, numbered Edition de Grand Luxe (This is No. 776 of only 1000 sets). Magnificently bound in half red crushed morocco over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, TEG. Profusely illustrated with tissue-protected plates. nd (c. 1904). This complete ten-volume set includes: (A) Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin, or The Character of the King of Prussia, his Ministers, Mistresses, Generals, Courtiers, Favourites, and the Royal Family of Prussia, by Count Mirabeau (two volumes, 16 plates); (B) Secret Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud in a Series of Letters from a Gentleman at Paris to a Nobleman in London (two volumes, 16 plates); (C) Secret Memoirs of the Court of the Empress Josephine, with Anecdotes of the Courts of Navarre and Malmaison, by Madame Ducrest (three volumes, 25 plates); (D) Secret Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV and the Regency, by the Duchesse d'Orleans, Mother of the Regent (one volume, nine plates); (E) Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Louis XV and XVI taken from the Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour, and from the Journal of The Princess Lamballe (two volumes, 16 plates). Former owner's printed bookplate on each fep, otherwise unmarked, tight, fresh and clean, many pages uncut, clearly unread. Boards very mildly shelf-worn. An extremely handsome set. NEAR FINE. 8vo 8" - 9" tall

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        Street Scene - Paris. (print)

      , 1904. . Image measures 2 3/4 x 4 3/16 inches. Signed by the artist in the plate. Fine condition. Matted and framed to 10 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches. Henri's only known engraving, the street scene is based on a sketch done by him during his residence in France at the turn of the century. Digital image available via e-mail upon request.

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        The Venture. An Annual of Art and Literature. 1903

      London John Baillie's/The Pear Tree Press [printers] [1904]. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Some browning and sm. puncture to cloth of spine. Mild foxing to endpapers. Prelim pages loose but not detached. Bookplate of Compton Mackenzie to front pastedown and his stamp to rear fep First Edition Quarter-cloth spine on illustrated grey papered boards 249pp :: Woodcuts by Lucien Pissarro; Laurence Housman; Charles Ricketts; Paul Woodroffe et al :: 260mm x 220mm (10" x 9") :: The first of only two issues of this annual to be printed. Contributors include: John Masefield; Thomas Hardy; G K Chesterton; Laurence Binyon and Havelock Ellis

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