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        Ladies' Golf

      Hutchinson & CO., London 1904 - Olive green cloth with giilt decoration and lettering on front and spine. Very bright and tight copy. 33 illlustrations, many from instantaneous photographs. 352 pages. Extraordinary condition of one of the cornerstone books in the ladies library of golf, and furthermore this is a Publisher's Presentation Copy with the title page bearing the blindstamp in the upper corner, "With the Publisher'sCompliments". Extremely scarce in this state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Golf]
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        Les Prix Nobel, 1901-1938 [38 Volumes, complete]

      P.-A. Norstedt & Fils. Hardcover. Stockholm, 1904-1939. 38 volumes bound in nine uniform red cloth quarto volumes. A very scarce complete set of Nobel Prize bulletins, containing articles on a range of subjects from Marie Curie, Henri Becquerel and all other Nobel Prize winners from 1901-1938. An ex-library set with embossed stamps and pencil on title pages and a few occasional institutional stamps to contents. Contents otherwise excellent with tissue guards intact. Bound in red buckram with gold lettering, no call letters on spines. Bindings are excellent with minimal normal wear. Contains a huge range of material from a very important period in scientific history. Quite scarce as a complete set. . Good. 1904. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        The Chemist and Druggist: The Business Newspaper for all sections of the Drug, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Cosmetic, Perfumery and Associated Industries. vols. 65-88 (1904-1916)

      London:, 1904-1916. volumes 65 to 88, complete volumes, an uninterrupted run, very thick and heavy quartos, illustrated, ex library, good-very good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Bernards of Abington and Nether Winchendon

      04 - London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of biographies detailing the history of the Bernard family of Abington Park and the surrounding area. AbingtonPark Museumwas originally a manor house built at the turn of the 16th century. The Great Hall, now called the Oak Room because of its oak panelling, dates back to 1500. It was once home to William Shakespeare's granddaughter, Elizabeth Bernard (ne Elizabeth Hall), who was buried in 1670 in the adjacent late 12th century church of St Peter and St Paul. Her second marriage was to Sir John Bernard or Barnard, the MP for Huntingdon from 1660, who successively enlarged the house in the 1660s. It passed to the Thursby family in 1669 and was further enlarged and remodelled in the classical Georgian style between 1738 and 1743 by William Thursby. Volume I contains a tipped-inletter from the author to a previous owner and the author's signature to the front free-endpaper. Volumes I-IV of a four volume set. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, very smart. Internally, tight and firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, with just some scattered spotting to the endpapers. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      New York: Doubleday Page, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Slightest of wear to one corner. Fine, bright copy. Original red cloth, gilt. Illustrated with photographs by F. B. Johnston. Born a slave, Washington founded Tuskegee Institute, becoming its first president, at the age of 25. This book, the sequel to UP FROM SLAVERY covering Washington's experiences in industrial training at Tuskegee, is INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front free endpaper "with kind wishes/of/Booker T. Washington/Tuskegee/ Alabama/Mar. 30, 1905." Books inscribed by Washington, especially in this condition, are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Cambrdige: Cambridge University Press, 1904. A fine copy of his "proposal of a new theory of atomic disintegration and of the nuclear nature of the atom" (Grolier/Horblit 91; Dibner 51). <br/><br> "The first textbook on radioactivity, surveying contemporary knowledge of the entire field. Reasearch progressed so rapidly in this erea that the second edition, published only a year later, had to be enlarged by fifity percent. The book includes a discussion of Rutherford&#39;s revolutionary transformation theory, developed during the period 1902-1903, which states that radioactivity is a by-product of the transmutation of one element into another." (Norman 1870). 8vo: 219 x 136 mm, original diced cloth, gilt-lettered spine and front cover. [ii] viii [ii] 399 [1] pp. and 1 full-page photo-engraved plate. Book plate to front paste-down, fresh and clean throughout. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS]
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        Original Photos of Henry Weinhard Historic Brewhouse in Portland, Oregon

      Portland, Oregon: circa 1890s Portland, Oregon: circa 1890s. Collection of five (5) sepia photographs of the historic Henry Weinhard Brewery. Each pasted on mounts of the period, with wide margins suitable for framing. Four large photographs measuring approximately 20 x 14cm, on mounts approximately 28 x 23cm. One photograph, with white border, measures 18 x 13cm, on mount approximately 23 x 17,5cm. The lot in Very Good Condition. Rare, early, and original photographs of the inner-workings of Portland&#39;s longest-operating historic brewery. Viewing the barreling and bottling, a capping or corking line, one can almost smell the hops! Enrapturing for the vivid details of the period&#39;s mechanisms, such as steam-driven conveyor belts and large pulleys. Nostalgic are the large long neck dark glass bottles, the stacks of wooden stave barrels, and the overall simplicity of the &#39;brew shop&#39; in a classic brick building, compared to today&#39;s sterile gargantuan manufacturing plants. Key personnel including brewers, office clerks, a delivery driver, and at least one affluent business man or manager. Interesting also is a quaint and well organized general office, clearly preceding the construction of the grand offices of Weinhard&#39;s visions, which were built after his death in 1904. This early office demonstrates a need for expansion, with stacks of invoices and bills of lading, deep cabinets, a large key box, and large ledgers, and a framed plan of Portland hung on the wall. On Jan. 16, 1899, "The Oregonian" published a major feature on Weinhard&#146;s brewing empire. The story noted the brewery, covering a two-acre site, produced 100,000 barrels of beer annually. .

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        The People's Rights

      This is the first edition, first state of this striking, scarce, and fragile early collection of Churchill's speeches. 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 first state features and Appendix and an Index (at pages 149-152), while the second replaces the Index with a second Appendix. Here is the desirable first edition, first 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 beautiful 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 A31.2, Woods/ICS A16(aa), Langworth p.97.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York: Century Company, 1904 Bound in green cloth, with elaborate gilt and color decorative designs, with some wear especially at corners and head &toe of spine panel. With gilt-decorated spine, gilt top stain and deckled page edges. Binding is firm. Frontispiece tissue guard and title page display light foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Copyright page states, "Published November, 1904." Illustrated with 27 of color plates or half tones by Maxfield Parrish and 27 photographs and drawings by E. Denison, Malcolm Fraser and C. A. Vanderhof. Wharton and Parrish visited Italy while researching this book, first serialized in The Century Magazine. *** Due to the size and weight of this volume, shipping outside the United States will require extra shipping fees, please inquire.

      [Bookseller: Boomerang Booksellers]
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      1904. With Eight Coloured Plates and Numerous Illustrations by H. J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1904. Original brown cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. First Edition of the ninth "Fairy Book," organized and edited by Andrew Lang. There were twelve in all, each a different color, published from 1889 (BLUE) through 1910 (LILAC). In these books Lang retold many well-known fairy tales, not only for juveniles but also for adults. In their beautiful pictorial gilt bindings and profusely illustrated by Henry J. Ford, these fairy books became immensely popular holiday gifts among family members. THE BROWN FAIRY BOOK contains 32 tales including "The Elf Maiden," "The Mermaid and the Boy," "The Enchanted Head," "The Sister of the Sun" and "The Prince and the Three Fates."~This copy is in near-fine condition (spine gilt not quite as bright on the front cover, very light rubbing at the corners).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Kochkunst. Illustrirte Halbmonatsschrift für Hotel-, Restaurant-, Herrschafts- u. bürgerliche. Küche. Herausgeber und Verleger: Internationaler Verband der Köche Sitz Frankfurt am Main. Jahrgang 1904.

      Internationaler Verband der Köche, Frankfurt a. M. 1904 - 384 pages. No. 1-24. Publishers decorated cloth with gilted text. Marbled edges. Slightly worn covers and spine. Interior just slightly browned by age, but in good condition. Some small spots throughout. Interior folded ones, probably before binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thulin&Ohlson AntiqBookseller Since 1918]
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        Comision de Ferro-carriles: Mapa de la Republica de Cuba

      1904. unbound. Map. Blueprint. Image measures 31" x 93.25". Stunning large scale railroad map of Cuba. In beautiful detail, this rare blueprint map shows railways, routes, provinces, major cities and towns and ports. Lighthouses and their reaches are also denoted; a key explains the varying light patterns and colors for each. Minor overall wear, with some scratching to the blueprint. Library stamp in upper left from the American Museum of Natural History.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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      1904. [a fine copy] A Tale of the Seaboard. London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1904. Original dark blue cloth decorated in light blue. First Edition of Conrad&#39;s great 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...~It was no coincidence that Conrad was in severe financial straits during the years that he wrote these novels. Despite (or perhaps reflecting) the two and a half years Conrad spent laboring over NOSTROMO, the book was not widely acclaimed upon its publication:~The reviews were nearly all bound to discourage the reader. [John] Buchan&#39;s estimation is characteristic: "It is not a book which the casual reader will appreciate. The sequence of events has to be sought painfully through the mazes of irrelevancy with which the author tries to mislead us. But it is a book which will repay those who give it the close attention which it deserves." [Karl]~Today there are many readers, both those who love NOSTROMO and those who cannot get through it, who would still agree with Buchan.~It is believed that the first edition consisted of about 2000 copies; we find it to be rather scarce, about third or fourth among Conrad&#39;s books. This is a fine, bright copy, with scarcely any cover wear or soil; atypically for this thick wove paper, there is NO foxing on the leaves. Cagle A10a.1; one of the "Modern Library 100" great novels of the 20th Century.

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      Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1904. Limited Edition, numbered 37 or 245. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Octavo. Full bound in maroon buckram with title stamped in gold on the spine; previous owner name and date on the front free endpaper; the small ownership ticket on the front pastedown indicating this volume belong to Professor Coolie Verner of the University of Virginia; the front hinge has been tastefully mended; the rear hinge has been reinforced; the pocket holding the large folding map has been reinforced on all sides; the maps is quite lovely and roughly 3&#39;; x 3&#39;;; there are some closed tears where a few of the fold-lines intersect. Born in Monmouth County, N.J. in 1730, Hutchins was a military engineer and geographer&#8212;the first and only civil "Geographer of the United States." According to the Dictionary of American Biography, Hutchins was an officer of Pennsylvania colonial troops from 1757 to 1759. He served in the French and Indian War. As a military engineer, he laid out plans for military works at Fort Pitt and at Pensacola, FL. He kept journals of his travels while under military orders, and illustrated them with maps, several of which were published. But it is this present work that is among his most significant achievements. This is quite a scarce reprint of this important geological work, nearly unobtainable in the original 1778 edition. Interestingly, a memorial notice in the Gazette of the United States remarks, "His map early laid the foundation of American geography, and his services since his appointment under the United States, have been universally acknowledged.... He has measured much earth, but a small space now contains him." Even smaller is the space containing his book. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        An old crone ... stooping over a kettle

      1904. The old gipsy. Our Village. Original pen-and-ink watercolour illustration (371 × 268 mm), in a wash-line mount. Margins somewhat marked and toned. In very good condition. The original illustration, signed by the artist, for one of the pastoral scenes in Mary Russell Mitford&#39;s "Our Village", which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock&#39;s illustrations form part of the "Series of English Idylls" published by J. M. Dent & Co. Mitford, up to a point, called to account her own voyeuristic thirst for pastoral poverty in the passage that follows, describing them "in all the joy of idleness, whilst a grave, patient donkey stood grazing hard by. It was a pretty picture, with its soft autumnal sky, its rich woodiness, its sunshine, its verdure, the light smoke curling from the fire, and the group disposed around it so harmless, poor out-casts ! and so happy a beautiful picture ! I stood gazing on it till I was half ashamed to look longer, and came away half afraid that they should depart before I could see them again.

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        GEMS OF THE EAST sixteen thousand miles of research travel among wild and tame tribes of enchanting islands

      London: Macmillan, 1904. 2 volumes. First edition. With numerous illustrations from photographs, diagrams, plans and fold-out maps, by the author. 8vo, original ornamental red cloth with pictorial designs in black and gilt on upper covers, spines lettered in gilt. xii,328; xi,460, Index. A fine set, very bright and clean, with just a light touch of the foxing usually associated with these titles. An extensive anthropological look at the Philippine and Sulu Archipelagoes. The work also includes extensive geological information as well. Covered are a large number of native tribes, the American occupied areas and even the Celebes Pirates. Savage-Landor was a well known and popular writer and latter day explorer. He traveled and wrote some of the most important turn of the century works about a number of areas just beginning to open up across the globe. Books written by him are now becoming quite scarce in first edition format and collectable state.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Salmon Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia

      New York: [The De Vinne Press] Printed for Private Distribution to the Author&#39;s Friends, 1904. First edition, number 36 of 100 copies printed on Imperial Japan Paper. 8vo. Photogravure frontispiece, 15 photogravure plates, and 3 color plates of flies. 152, [1] pp. Original parchment-backed boards, printed paper label. Slight toning to spine, otherwise a fine copy. Blue stamp of Edward D. Weekes Oyster Bay, New York on flyleaf. In half blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Bruns D25; Gee 88; Litchfield 71 . A splendid work of unsurpassed, almost lyrical, prose and superb photogravures - and of predictable rarity. This is one of two versions, and, as it contains 152 pages against 143 in the other, mostly expanding the data on the Salmon, Bruns believes that this may "have been a reserved presentation copy, with additions by the author"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        SAND-BURIED RUINS OF KHOTAN. Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological & Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1904. Early printing. With a large folding map and 135 illustrations. 8vo, original sienna polished cloth gilt lettered and pictorially decorated in black and yellow on the spine and decorated and lettered in black and yellow on the upper cover. xv, 503. A fresh and desirable copy of this scarce and important work, pages 13-28 with either a chip or neat repair along the bottom margin not effecting the text in any way, head and tail of spine slightly rubbed and with a small chip. VERY SCARCE AND IMPORTANT WORK BY STEIN. In 1900-1901 Stein excavated several ruined sites in the Taklamakan Desert around Khotan, publishing his experiences in SAND-BURIED RUINS OF KHOTAN. This would be the first of two expeditions which would lead to his being awarded the Founder&#39;s Gold Medal by the Royal Geographic Society. The rare account of Stein&#146;s first great Central Asian expedition. Stein followed in the footsteps of Sven Hedin, who in 1893 had found unexplored ruins at the oasis of Khotan, along the southern edge of the great Taklamakan desert in Chinese Turkestan. Hedin was unable to undertake any systematic examination of the site,but Stein convinced the Indian Government under Lord Curzon to supply and fund his archaeological and geographical expedition in 1900-01. Stein&#146;s excavations became the first scientific survey of the spread of Buddhism out of India and into greater Asia.

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        Biographies des Artistes Japonais dont les Oeuvres Figurent dans la Collection Pierre Barboutau.

      S.Bing,, Paris, 1904 - I: Peintures. II: Estampes et Objets d'Art. Small folio. 2 vols. 84, 93pp. Numerous illus. throughout. Original decorated wr., bound in half morocco, marbled boards, slightly worn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Isseido Booksellers, ABAJ, ILAB]
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        The Poets&#39; Corner

      London: William Heinemann, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Beerbohm, Max. Folio, 14.5 by 11 inches, 37 by 28 cm. Twenty color lithograph plates. Beerbohm&#39;s inimitable satirical caricatures of Omar Khayyam, Robert Browning, Boethe, Matthew Arnold, Henrik Ibsen, Lord Byron, Walt Whitman, William Watson, William Wordsworth, Lord Tennyson, Paul Verlaine, Shakespeare, Coleridge, Yeats, Homer, Robert Burns, Dante, Austin Dobson and Edmund Gosse, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Rudyard Kipling. Printed by Hazell Watson and Viney. Original wrappers, with new spine band, and the leaves are now bound in by tabs, replacing the original stab form of binding, so as to avert damage to the brittle leaves which alas have a high acidity. The front cover has light soiling and one hole, not affecting the imagery and now discreetly remedied with Japanese tissue. A few chips and small closed tears within, all a result of the card stock&#39;s brittleness and now unlikely to recur or become exacerbated, thanks to the use of tabs. Given the fragility of the work, this is a wonderful survivor.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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      [Np. ca. 1904].. 18pp. Long, narrow folio sheets, 23 1/2 x 7 inches. Contemporary stitching at the top. Scattered manuscript corrections and notations. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. In a tan half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Manuscript written by Elizabeth Custer describing a trip to the Philippines. She laments at length the loss of life in attaining the Philippines as an American territory, first in the Spanish-American War and then the Philippine-American War. She goes on to describe life on the islands, including the American military barracks, the surrounding countryside, and her impressions of Americans and the American government on the islands. After General Custer&#39;s dramatic death at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Libbie Custer devoted herself to promoting his legacy as a fallen hero through her books and lectures. She attained a comfortable life for herself through her literary career.

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        Sebastian Melmoth

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1904 First edition. Bound in an attractive floral decorated cloth with title label to spine, light wear and rubbing to spine and corners. Small bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise internally very clean. Published 4 years after the author&#39;s death and entitled under his pseudonym. After the author&#39;s release from prison and during his travel abroad, he called himself Sebastian Melmoth, likely derived from Saint Sebastian and the title character in his great-uncle&#39;s novel, Melmoth the Wanderer.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. A New edition

      New York: D Appleton & Co. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some rubbing and scuffing to leather cover. Top and tail of spine frayed. Top of spine with horizontal tear. Uncut pages. Teg. Slight foxed in places throughout the book on pages with text. Small section of worming at top of page from contents page through to the end of the preface which does not impinge on the text. All plates clean with tissue guards. Small tear to two of the endpapers (not affecting text or plates). 1904. Reprint. Red half leather cover with red boards. 100pp + plates :: 50 full colour plates :: 490mm x 310mm (19" x 12") :: 50 full-page engraved hand-coloured plates on subjects including hawking, hunting, horse-racing, shooting, fishing, baiting, and combating animals .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Royal and Historic Gloves and Shoes

      London: Methuen & Co., 1904 One of the most extraordinary compilations of accessories ever published. With a pair of Shakespeare&#39;s gloves and also those of Henry VIII, also his gauntlet and hawking glove. Queen Elizabeth&#39;s gloves and buskins are here too, as well as a profusion of fascinating period wear, mostly English, a few Spanish pieces ( and a pair of American moccasins makes an appearance). Well written text + 46 plates of gloves and 32 plates of shoes, black and white and some color. Many plates show several pieces. This is a very good copy in red cloth with gilt titles and front cover device of a medieval shoe, with the gilt still bright. The right edge of the back cover, toward the top, has been abraded a bit. Very clean inside just a few tiny brown spots here and there. 13" high X 10" wide, 110 pages. A great copy.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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        The Moon a Summary of the Existing Knowledge of Our Satellite, with a Complete Photographic Atlas

      New York: Doubleday,Page & Company 1904, 1st Edition. () viii,(4),103pp. Near fine. Square Quarto. Original blue decorated boards. White lettering and tipped on image of a full moon on the front board. Frontispiece of the moon. 11 general plates. 16 Lunar plates consisting of 5 images each on separate plates. 4 Quadrant maps. 8 figures. A very attractive clean copy of a heavy book. Very scarce. Pickering, an American astronomer of much ability produced this photographic atlas of the moon and was the standard of the day..

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        [Title Page] Our Village

      1904. Original pen-and-ink watercolour illustration on card (314 × 215 mm), in a wash-line mount. Margins toned and marked, but in very good condition. The original illustration, signed by the artist, for the title page of Mary Russell Mitford&#39;s "Our Village", which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock&#39;s illustrations form part of the "Series of English Idylls" published by J. M. Dent & Co.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Land of Oz

      The Reilly & Britton, 1904 This is the first edition, first printing, 3rd state. This is the first edition with the following state points. Date of 1904 on title page, with published July 1904 on the copyright page. Red cloth binding with silver lettering, title Marvelous omitted from cover. With 16 color illustrations. The book is in good condition for being almost a 100 year old children&#39;s book. HInges worn to some degree but covers still holding tight. Covers remain nice and bright. Very little if any degree of rubbing. Smudge mark to back cover. Pages are clean and all color plates are present. No childrens cray on marks or pencil. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages

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        Links of Love, A Story of the Riviera

      John Long, London, England 1904 - cupid carrying golf clubs. Three pages roughly opened with some loss to edges not affecting the text, chip to lower ffep and a slightly bumped upper cover corner, else very good. A very, very scarce golf title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarian Golf]
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        The Works of Benjamin Disraeil, Earl of Beaconsfield - 20 vols

      London: M. Walter Dunne, 1904. The Primrose edition, #488/999 sets, with the limitation page designed by Dwiggins and SIGNED by editor Robert Arnot in vol. 1. A very handsome set, in full-leather "Saint Dunstan binding" (stamped thus on spines). This is an elaborately decorated style of binding, variously attributed to Samuel Mearn, of Charles II&#39;s court, or to Louis Douceur, of Louis XV&#39;s court. The leather is of various colors but the decorations on the spines are identical; decorations on the covers vary from novel to novel, and most have 2 or 3 colors, in imitation of leather inlay (which this is not). Overall rated vg-; each volume has a light scar on the front pastedown from a removed bookplate, and the front hinges of #s 1, 4, 13 & 19 are starting. #s 5 & 6 are lightly chipped at the bottom of the spines, and #12 at the top. #s 6, 7 and 15 have sm. scars on the spines (not easily visible). #16 has a very light splatter stain. #19 has a sratch on the rear board. All plates are present, and represent some very fine work; in addition to the inimitable Dwiggins, there are many plates by the great Herman Rountree, and additional contributions by Frederick Morgan, Francis Vaux Wilson, and George Alfred Williams. This set will definitely cost extra to ship, as we will take special care in wrapping these delicate volumes, and it will probably require several boxes... Signed. Hard Cover. Illus. by Clare Victor Dwiggins et al..

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        Mr. Churchill on the Aliens Bill

      Here is the extremely rare 1904 leaflet publication of Churchill's letter in opposition to the Aliens Bill. Churchill's letter of 30 May 1904 was printed in the Manchester Guardian and published soon after by the Liberal Publication Department as this single-sheet, double-sided "Leaflet No. 2006". The fight against the Aliens Bill was an important one for Churchill - providing opportunity for his first speech from the Liberal Opposition benches, burnishing his Liberal credentials as a champion of the disenfranchised, and ultimately scoring a political victory against the Conservative Party he had so recently abandoned when the Aliens Bill was defeated. The Aliens Bill of 1904 was a thinly disguised effort at anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant electioneering by the Conservative British Government. "A series of pogroms in Tsarist Russia over the previous twenty-five years had brought to England a large and increasing number of Jews, most of them poor, ill-educated and unskilled." (Sir Martin Gilbert, Volume II, p.81) The Aliens Bill proposed giving the Home Secretary considerable powers of discretion and control in order to check the number of aliens. The young Churchill had recently left his father's Conservative Party and crossed the aisle to become a Liberal, earning a reputation as both a brash young radical and a traitor to his class. Churchill took a strong stand against the bill with the commanding mix of withering rhetoric and logical deconstruction that would become his trademark: "To judge by the talk there has been, one would have imagined we were being overrun by the swarming invasion and 'ousted' from our island." And yet "all the aliens of Great Britain do not amount to a one-hundred-and-fortieth part of the total population." (Letter of 30 May 1904, Vol. II, p.82) Churchill took the bill to task for being both unworkable in application and unjust in intent: "The simple immigrant, the political refugee, the helpless and the poor - these are the folk who will be caught in the trammels of the bill." And before appealing to the better nature of "English working men" Churchill clearly stated the political impetus and cultural prejudice underpinning the Aliens Bill: "It is expected to appeal to insular prejudice against foreigners, to racial prejudice against Jews, and to Labour prejudice against competition; and it will no doubt supply a variety of rhetorical phrases for the approaching election." Procedural debate about the Bill in June gave Churchill the opportunity to make his first speech from the Opposition benches. Serving on the Committee tasked with the Bill, Churchill took every opportunity to attack. The Government abandoned the Bill on July 7. Of the very few original leaflets that survive, most are bound within the Liberal Publications Department annual compendiums. This leaflet is instead finely bound by itself. The leaflet itself is in truly fine condition, crisp, clean, and bright with no wear, soiling, or flaws to report. It is bound in half crimson polished leather over marbled paper boards, with gilt spine lettering and double black rules at the transitions. To give the binding thickness, two blank leaves precede the leaflet and eleven blank leaves follow. Condition of the binding is near fine, with only fractional wear at the spine ends and corners. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A13, Woods A7.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Histoire d?un Merle Blanc

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

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

      London: Raphael Tuck & Sons. Fair with no dust jacket. [1904]. First Edition. Hardcover. Boards rubbed. Edges of boards worn. Spine reinforced with cloth tape. Gutters between most of the leaves reinforced with cloth tape. Leaves browned. Small tears and chips to brittle margins of most leaves. A couple of 1 1/2" tears in the "Robin Hood" plates. ; [36] pages. 12 splendid full page chromolithograph illustrations featuring cats in fairy tale roles. Chromolithograph illustrations on front and rear boards. Page dimensions: 330 x 247mm. Contemporary gift inscription: "&#39;Eric&#39; From Granny Palmer April 22nd 1905 Wellington, N.Z." The 13 stories include: Bluebeard; Cinderella; Robin Hood; The Sleeping Beauty; Robinson Crusoe; Jack the Giant-Killer. ; Folio .

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

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

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

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

      Boston, R. H. Hinkley Company, 1904. 1st edition in this form, limited. Limitation not stated but presumed, 1 of 2000. Tissue-guarded plates with descriptive letterpress. Publisher&#39;s device to title-page. Subjects: Bible. N. T. - Commentaries and literature. Subjects: Bible. O. T. - Commentaries and literature. Bible studies. A fine set of 14 volumes in the original cloth, with printed-title labels to the spines. Slight wear to one of the labels only. All remain particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. An excellent collection.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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      Tokyo: K. Ogawa, 1904. First edition. Folding map, and numerous black and white images from photographs with facing descriptions in English on the opposite page, each with shorter captions beneath in Japanese. Oblong folio, original decorated purple silk-covered boards with titles and decorations in gold embroidery, fine silk-backed endpapers decorated with gold, bound at the spine with white ribbon in Japanese style. 177 ff (unpaginated) Internally a very handsome copy with only very minor age toning, the binding with some repair and restoration and showing some wear. Title-page with a bit of wear, the plates all in very pleasing condition. VERY SCARCE and one of the earliest publications of it kind. A fine photographic touring book of Japan produced and published by the era&#146;s leading photographer. Ogawa (1860-1929) was not only the most accomplished Japanese photographer of the period, he was also a printer and publisher. He was a pioneer in photomechanical printing and photography in the Meiji era. In 1882, he moved to Boston where he took courses in portrait photography and the dry plate process. He also studied collotype printing at the Albert Type Company. Returning to Japan in 1882, he opened the first photography studio in Tokyo. Ogawa, in conjunction with the rail authorities, produced these books to promote Western tourism in Japan. Over the course of the following decade he would produce several, but this is among the earliest and is quite scarce.

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Bunte Verglasungen

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

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

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

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

      1904. Our Village. A country Cricket match. Original pen-and-ink watercolour illustration (356 × 236 mm), in a wash-line mount and gold leaf frame. Margins a little toned. In excellent condition. The original illustration, signed by the artist, for one of the scenes in Mary Russell Mitford&#39;s "Our Village", which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock&#39;s illustrations form part of the "Series of English Idylls" published by J. M. Dent & Co. The scene depicted illustrates the narrator&#39;s opinion of the gentleman cricketer, as opposed to "capital hitters" such as the village blacksmith. According to Barclay&#39;s World of Cricket, this passage of Mitford&#39;s work constitutes "the first major prose on the game.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Gold Bat

      London, A & C Black, 1904, 1904. FIRST EDITION, earliest issue with two pages of terminal ads. but without the 8-page advertisement catalogue Octavo, pp.277, with eight plates illustrated by Whitwell. Publisher&#39;s polychrome binding of dark red cloth with pictorial upper and spine, titled in gilt. Internally clean but for light sporadix foxing mainly to prelims but occasionally recurring. Ink ownership to front flyleaf. A very sharp copy indeed with some light wear to extremities and its most noticeable defect being a half centimetre repaired split to the rear spine hinge. A very clean, handsome copy of an early Wodehouse.

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

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

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

      Unknown, 1904. The First Edition has this extremely rare old Louis Wain book for sale entitled My Funny Animal Book, for which we are unable to trace another copy online.____This book measures a large 10.25 x 8.50 inches and interestingly does not have a publisher listed. The pages consist of thick boards onto which are pasted the Louis Wain illustrations that measure approximately 9.00 x 6.50 inches.____There are a total of 8 Louis Wain illustrations within this very scarce Louis Wain book, and a Louis Wain illustration pasted onto the front board.____It is quite possible that this is a privately printed book by Louis Wain which possibly had a very limited print run and circulation.____The boards are in Very Good condition with slight wear to the front board; the cloth spine is faded with knocks to the top and bottom; and the plain back board is very clean having only slight marks.____The pages/boards are very clean but have old tape removed from the front and back of the book.____These are quite possibly the largest Louis Wain colour illustrations you are likely to encounter in book form, and may only be exceeded by the original Louis Wain watercolours.____This is an exceptionally rare old Louis Wain book that we believe to be one of the rarest of all the Louis Wain books on the market today, and quite possibly unique. This old Louis Wain book will appeal to old Louis Wain book collectors, old Louis Wain postcard collectors, or to anyone who collects old children&#39;s illustrated books.. First Edition. Original Decorative Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Louis Wain.

      [Bookseller: The First Edition]
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