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        Die Gasteromyceten Ungarns. Im Auftrage der Ungarischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

      1904. Leipzig, O. Weigel, 1904. Folio (417 x 290mm). pp. 278, with 31 (23 chromolithographed) plates. Contemporary half cloth, printed sides. Ladislaus Hollos (1859-1940), was a Hungarian high school teacher and botanist at Kecskemet. The Hungarian edition was published in 1903. The fine large plates were drawn by the auhor. Schliemann, 763; Stafleu & Cowan, 2943..

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        Icones Fungorum Javanicorum.

      1904. Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1904. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. (6), 124, with 80 lithographed plates, a few partly coloured. Contemporary half cloth, spines with gilt lettering. Stafleu & Cowan 7655. The plates are after drawings by Penzig. The work describes the micromycetes of Java. Library stamp on titles..

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        New Land: Four Years in the Arctic Regions: 2 Volume Set

      London: Longmans Green & Co 1904 - 2 VG++ matching 1st edition HB volumes in publisher navy blue cloth boards with silver ills to front, silver spine titles, black endpapers and no inscriptions. Each has tissue-guarded b/w frontispiece. Very little use. All present and all in VG cond incl. numerous b/w plates and ills and with both maps present in rear pocket of Vol. 2 (15 x 25cm) **Heavy pair - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

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        A History of English Furniture

      London: Lawrence and Bullen,, 1904-08. London: Lawrence and Bullen,, 1904-08. The Age of Oak, Satinwood, Walnut, and Mahogany, with Plates in Colour after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous Illustrations selected and arranged by the Author. 4 volumes, folio. Original green cloth, gilt titles to spine and front board. 60 Colour plates and other illustrations. Spines gently faded, bookplates to front pastedowns, ownership inscription to front free endpapers, corners and ends of spines with light bumping and wear, a very good set. First edition, first printing.

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        The Writings of John Burroughs (18 Volumes)

      Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1904. Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1904. First edition. 18 volumes 8vo. This is number 711 of 750 sets signed by John Burroughs and publisher in Volume 1. The first 14 volumes were published in 1904. Volume 15 was published in 1908, volume 16 & 17 in 1913 and volume 18 was published in 1915. Subsequently, there were 5 more volumes published after these. Due to the quality of cloth the first 14 volumes green cloth has faded to brown. Volumes 15-18 still have green cloth spines. Interiors clean and tight. A really beautiful set! . Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No DJ as Issued. 8vo. Hardcover.

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        The Napoleon of Notting Hill

      London & New York: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1904. London & New York: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1904. This copy, inscribed by Chestertons father to his wife, '' Marie Louise Chesterton from her husband ''. Collation, 301pp, 2pp booklist, 8 full page illustrations, 1 illustrations loose and torn on corner with loss. Bound in original publishers decorative cloth. Cloth restored, recased, some wear on edges. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages in good clean condition throughout. A nice copy. A4. Signed by Author. First Edition. Near Very Good. Illus. by W. Graham Robertson . 8vo.

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        Halyartès

      - Paris, Société du livre d'art (impr. Renouard), 1904. In-8, broché, 32 p. et (30) ff. (petites taches en haut des pages). Illustré d'eaux-fortes en couleurs de Paul Gervais gravées par Xavier Maccard. Tirage limité à 100 exemplaires sur Arches, exemplaire nominatif de l'imprimeur Philippe Renouard, enrichi d'une double suite des illustrations en noir (premier état et état définitif). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        Bevis

      Duckworth, UK 1904 - New Edition 1904. From the The Hugoe Matthews collection. Hugoe Matthews (1938-2011) was an authority on the Victorian novelist and nature writer Richard Jefferies, of whose works he created probably the finest collection in private hands. In collaboration with George Miller, Matthews wrote the definitive bibliography of Jefferies’ works, published by Scolar Press in 1993 and served for many years as President of the Richard Jefferies Society. The book is very good++ and very bright. Contents good. Foxing to some pages and dusty text block edge. More images can be taken upon request. Ref [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Amusing illustrated autograph Letter By Wells

      - A good autograph letter signed from H.G. Wells, 6th April 1904, to the aeronautical engineer John William Dunne. In full, "My dear Dunne, Very glad of your news and very grateful for the 'elephant gun' instructions. I will rearrange my artillery in the book. Good luck to your experiments, Yours ever, H.G. Wells". Wells then adds an amusing sketch of a man holding a large elephant gun and shooting it at a man in a flying contraption. Wells adds the description, "picture conjured up by Dunne of an astronaut attacked by infuriated elephant gunner." Dunne was a well-known engineer who was much preoccupied with the nature of time. He was also a family friend of Wells, who encouraged him to design and test models of his tail-less plane. In very fine condition.

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        A Book of Ghosts

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1904. With Eight Illustrations by D. Murray Smith. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Frontispiece and 7 plates. Spine faded, a few small marks and rubbed spots to cloth, spotting to edges of text block and occasionally to contents. An excellent copt. First edition, first impression. A collection of twenty-one ghost stories by the parson, author, and folk-song collector Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924). A very attractive copy and uncommon in such nice condition.

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        Stories of Red Hanrahan.

      Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1904 - Octavo. Original white cloth backed blue boards, blue endpapers, printed paper labels to spine and upper board. Bookplate. Catalogue slip and newspaper portrait of Yeats pasted to front free endpaper. A little rubbed at the extremities, contents toned in some places from inserted material. Contents unopened. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, one of a limited edition of 500 copies. Signed by the author on the front blank. Wade 59 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        52 PHOTOGRAPHIES DU MEDECIN-COLONEL PIERRE RICHET AUX COLONIES : MALADIES CONTAGIEUSES, DEPISTAGE, LEPRE, FOLLEREAU, etc.

      - Pierre Richet (1904-1983) était le fils de Charles Richet, prix Nobel de médecine. Il fit une carrière brillante dans les colonies françaises. En 1932, il est en poste médical de N’Guigmi, au Tchad. En 1936, il dirige la chefferie médicale du cercle de Tenkodogo (alors la Haute Côte d’Ivoire) et y découvre des maladies peu ordinaires, des tumeurs dures sous la peau qu’il identifie comme des formes pernicieuses d’un parasite, l’onchocercose. Il va devenir le spécialiste des maladies contagieuses, luttant efficacement contre l’onchocercose par l’ablation des kystes. En 1939, il est nommé adjoint du colonel Gaston Muraz, chef du service autonome de la maladie du sommeil à Bobo Dioulasso. Pendant la Seconde guerre mondiale, il est détaché au Corps franc d’Afrique, travaille en Indochine après-guerre. Dans les années 50, à Brazzaville il dirige le S.G.H.M.P. (Service Général Autonome d’Hygiène Mobile et de Prophylaxie). Il participe à la création, en 1960, de l’O.C.C.G.E. (Organisation de Coordination et de Coopération pour la lutte contre les Grandes Endémies), regroupant huit états africains. Il s’agit ici d’un bel ensemble de photographies noir et blanc des archives du médecin. Il est composé de : 3 3 photos 24x30 d’une chasse aux bovidés en Indochine, datés de mai 1949 ; 2 photos 12x18 de cadavres étendus (conflit en Indochine ? non légendés) ; 3 photos 12x18 de la Section Ciné-photo dans une pochette imprimée du service français d’information dans le Nord Viêt-nam : Richet près du général de Lattre de Tassigny pour une remise de décoration à l’hôpital de Lanessan, deuxième photo avec Richet au chevet d’un malade, troisième photo de De Lattre de Tassigny (sous-réserves) décorant un malade ; photo 15x11,5 de Richet avec le général vietnamien Tran Van Soai ; 2 petites photos de l’Indochine ; 9 photos 18x24 non légendées, probablement en Indochine, circa 1946 (village, déplacement en éléphants, chasse au bovidé) ; 4 photos 18x24 tamponnées « Information A.O.F. Cliché Gaborieau » (cérémonie, file d’attente de villageois africains pour un dépistage, portrait d’une femme et un enfant lépreux), circa années 50 ; 3 photos 17x23,5 (tampons photo André Pittet, Genève) représentant 2 clichés d’un dépistage d’endémie et un portrait de Modibo Keita, ministre de la Santé du Mali lors d’une conférence ; 6 photos 13x18 officielles avec Richet en compagnie de Raoul Follereau, sur certaines avec le sénateur de Côte d’Ivoire Djessou Loubo, datés de 1959, 1964 et 1966, l’une faite à Adzopé, lors de la Vie Journée Mondiale des Lépreux ; 1 photo 12,5 x 8,5 prise en extérieur, à l’Institut Marchoux de Bamako, en 1956 avec Richet, Follereau, des collègues et des militaires assistant à une danse locale ; 7 photos 12x8 plus anciennes, dont 1 de 1939 montrant Richet et Africains (avec une note manuscrite de Richet au verso) ; 1 photo couleurs 10x15 de Richet en 1962 à Bobo Dioulasso (mention Pierre Pittet) ; 1 photo 11x17 d’un elephantiasis du scrotum non daté ; 5 impressionnantes photos 13x18 de portraits d’Africains au visage ravagé par la maladie (lèpre ?), datées de 1951-53 ; 1 photo datée de 1938 en Afrique (scène quotidienne de pilage) ; 1 photo 24x30, circa 1935, d’un enfant africain ; un bordereau du Haut-Commissaire de France en Indochine adressé à Richet. Cet ensemble riche vaut particulièrement pour les clichés quotidiens d’Afrique, les témoignages des actions sanitaires de Richet, les rares clichés de Raoul Follereau, infatigable et charismatique journaliste et créateur de la Journée Mondiale de lutte contre la lèpre et pour les portraits médicaux des malades. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tory M.P.'s on Mr. Brodrick's Army Corps Scheme, bound in Pamphlets & Leaflets for 1903, Being the Publications for the Year of the Liberal Publication Department

      London: Liberal Publication Department, 1904. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This Bound volume contains Liberal Leaflet No. 1923 entitled "Tory M.P.s on Mr. Brodrick's Army Corps Scheme". The pamphlet is 4 pages in length and contains two excerpts from Churchill's House of Commons Speech of 24 February 1903 - the last of his famous six oratorical assaults on Brodrick's plan to expand the Army. In 1903 Winston Churchill was a brash new member of Parliament. The Secretary of State for War, John Brodrick, had introduced a plan for expanding the peacetime Army. Brodrick was a fellow Conservative and Cabinet member. Churchill had been an Army officer and had partaken in four wars on three continents before election to Parliament in 1900. Nonetheless, Churchill vehemently assaulted Brodrick's plan. Fascinatingly, this was the same fight upon which Churchill's father, Lord Randolph Churchill, had gambled and lost his own political career in 1886. Unlike that of his father, Churchill's opposition ultimately prevailed, with Churchill making six major speeches on the subject in two years. Published here are two separate excerpts from Churchill's House of Commons speech of 24 February 1903, the last of these six speeches. The full text of the address was subsequently collected in Winston S. Churchill His Complete Speeches under the title "Army Organization" in Volume I, pp. 164-175 (the Churchill excerpts appearing on pp. 167 and 173). The only other publication is in Mr. Brodrick's Army, under the title "Promise and Performance" with an erroneous date of 23 February. Of great interest, these are the only three known published appearances of this speech and the extract that appears here differs significantly in phraseology among all three publications. The fact that these speech excerpts - by a Conservative M.P. attacking the plan of a Conservative Cabinet member - are published by the Publications Department of the Liberal Party presages the momentous impending change in Churchill's political alignment. In 1904 Churchill would leave the Conservative Party of his father to join the Liberals. He would not return to the Tories until 1924. The bound volume offered here is itself is a fascinating piece of history, containing a total of 20 pamphlets and 62 leaflets, many of which are unlikely to now be found anywhere else given their fragility and ephemeral nature. The volume is bound in a dark brown quarter cloth spine over heavy gray-blue cardboard covers. The book measures 8.25 inches tall by 5.75 inches wide by 1.75 inches thick. It contains a table of contents indexing by subject the numerous bound pamphlets and leaflets, as well as an Index of Subjects. Condition is very good. The brown cloth spine retains bright gilt and shows just minor wear to extremities. The boards show light soiling and wear at the corners and edges. The contents are truly excellent - clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. The pamphlet bearing Churchill's speech excerpts is pristine with no wear or flaws. Additional images available upon request. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D1/1, unknown to Woods

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        Bilder aus der Südsee.Unter den kannibalischen Stämmen des Bismarck-Archipels.

      Reimer, Berlin, 1904. - EA. Mit 37 fotogr. Abb. Auf 30 Tafeln. Die mehrfach gefaltete Farbkarte ist nur in guter Kopie (!) vorhanden. GLn.-Band d.Z. mit Rückenschild. XIII, 394 S. 8°. Einband gering berieben, handschriftl. Name auf Titelseite (Dr. Alfred Stübel); Innen sehr gut, sauber, vollständig und fest in der Bindung. Karte nur in Kopie!! Sehr selten, ausgestattet mit vielen guten ethnologischen Fotos.

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        The Works of Thomas Jefferson

      NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Federal Edition," #600 of 1000 copies.. Blue cloth, octavo, complete in 12 vols.. Near fine. Gift inscription on flyleaf of volume one. Small corner bump to vol 2 not affecting text block. This is the best edition of Jefferson's works with the exception of the marathon on-going publication which is projected to go over 60 volumes.

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        La race pure Anglo-Arabe. Étalons et poulinières inscrits au stud-book Français (1820-1900) avec indication de leur degré de sang arabe.

      Pau, Garet, 1904. - VI, (8), 369, (3) pp. With numerous folding plates. Contemp. green half calf with giltstamped spine and marbled boards. 8vo. First edition. - Indispensable French studbook of pure-bred Anglo-Arabian horses, indicating their percentage of Arabian blood. - Slight browning, but well preserved. Rare. Menessier de la Lance 642. OCLC 843391487. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Museums Their History and their Use vol. I-II-III

      Glasgow, MacLehose 1904 339pp, 363pp, 341pp VG/none 3 volumes in green cloth, gilt lettering on spines, edges untrimmed, minimal and light marks on boards, heads and tails slightly creased, faint browning on endpapers, in vol. II the endpaper has a longitudinal light crease and the sheets pp179/180 and pp181/182 are torn along their width but there is no loss and can be easily repaired, otherwise volumes clean and in very good conditions throughout. An attractive set of this rare original edition. With a bibliography and a list of museums in the United Kingdom, vol. II and III contain the extensive Bibliography as Literature of Museums: Bibliography of Bibliographies; Museography; The Collection, Preparation and Preservation: The Registration and Exhibition of Specimens; Catalogues and other Works relating to particular Museums; Travels and General Literature. Photos available on request. Heavy book (almost 2kg) requiring extra postage.

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        JARDINES LEJANOS. Jardines galantes. Jardines místicos. Jardines dolientes.

      - Madrid, Librería de Fernando Fé, 1904, 1ª edición, 14x20, 288 págs. Cariñosa dedicatoria manuscrita de Juan Ramón Jiménez al poeta Rubén Darío. Magnifíca encuadernación en plena piel firmada por Antolín Palomino Olalla, reverso de ambas tapas con mosaico representando flores, el libro lleva una sobrecubierta con la lomera en piel con nervios y va metido en una caja con los lados en piel, no conserva la cubierta. (38204).

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        The Master of Game . .. The Oldest English Book on Hunting. Edited by Wm. A. and F. Baillie-Grohman. With a Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt

      London: Published for the Editors by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, 1904. First edition, no. 27 of 600 copies. Signed by Wm. A. Baillie-Grohman. Folio. With 52 facsimile photogravure plates and monotint reproductions, including chromolithograph frontispiece. Bound in three quarters red morocco, t.e.g., by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Fine, minor foxing. Schwerdt II, p.305 . Partially a translation from the most famous hunting book, Gaston Phoebus, which the author wrote while in prison for an attempt to murder his cousin Richard II

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        Periodical Publishers Association of America. First Annual Dinner. Thursday, April 7, 1904. The New Willard, Washington, DC.

      New York, New York 1904 - 60 pages; paper wrapper (2 1/8 x 3 3/4 inch). Booklet prepared for the Dinner. Contains 115 autograph signatures and 7 signed drawings. The Periodical Publishers Association of America was founded in 1902 by the large magazine publishers in the United States. It had its first annual dinner in Washington, DC in 1904. President Theodore Roosevelt was the main speaker for the evening. The booklet contains a printed bill of fare (menu), bill of company (guests), and a listing of members of the association and the magazines they represent. The signatures and drawings in the booklet represent men from all parts of the magazine publishing business. Signatures of magazine publishers include those of F.N. Doubleday, J. Bertram Lippcott and Conde Nast. Among the many signatures of writers are, for example, those of David Gruham Phillips, J. Linocln Steffens, and Ernest Thomson Seton. There are small signed drawings by Jules Guerin, W.J. Glacken, F. Luis Mora, W. Granville Smith, and Victor Gillam among others. The drawing by Mora is a self portrait, captioned, from early in his career. The drawing by Gillam is of Theodore Roosevelt, the evening's main speaker. The booklet originally belonged to Curtis P. Brady, an executive of McClures. The full list of autographs in the order that they appear in the booklet are: Alfred Henry Lewis; Albert Bigelow Paine; Metz B. Hayes; A.C. Hoffman; F.L. Collins; Jno. F. Bowen; John H. Finley; Geo. H. Daniels; Bennett Chaffee; Will A. Chapple; Thos. A. Barrett; Robert E. Spear; Ernest H. Abbott; Orison S. Wasden; William M. Shirley; Lynn S. Abbott; Otto Koenig; Raymond White; _____(unclear signature); S.E. Lassino; G.H. Voelker; O.W. Brady; _____; David Graham Phillips; J. Lincoln Steffens; _____; Frank C. Hoyt; R.C. Wilson; Jules Guerin (drawing); S.A. Everitt; Walter H. Page; F.N. Doubleday; Herbert S. Houston; Austin B. Fletcher; Theron W. McCampbell; Hamilton W. Mabie; Stephen Farrelly; Don C. Seitz; Conyers C. Converse; R. McClure; William Morrow; C. G. Bush; W.A. Royers; Wm. Bryant; Ellery Sedgwick; Ellis Parker Butler; Charles R. Barge; _____; Edwin C. Marsh; W. L. Daniels; W.P. Vorhees; _____; Frederic L. Colver; _____; W.H. Moore; Charles Emory Smith; J. Shoemaker; Albert Shaw; Silas McBee; Charles G.D. Roberts; Harrison Morris; Edwin Markham; Garrett P. Serviss; John Luther Long; Edgar S. Nast; Charles L. Bull; Karl Anderson; Robert Mackay; Harold MacGrath; Richard LeGailliene; T. Jenkins Haines; F. Berkley Smith; W.A. Rogers (drawing); W.J. Glackens (drawing); W.J. Henderson; E.C. Locke; J. Bertram Lippincott; Francis Howard Williams; Edward E. Higgens; F. Luis Mora; Louis Loeb; W. Granville Smith; John Bach MacMaster; _____; Louis Loeb (drawing); F. Luis Mora (drawing); Edward Bok (inscription); P.S. Collins; Ernest Thompson Seton; E.L. Kenyon; M.H. Mallory; Roland Mallory; Wm. Green; J.H. Ferguson; _____; Samuel Merwin; Louis Klopsch; Percy B. Bromfield; A.C. Balch; J.M. Cunningham; Crothers W. Colton; Victor Gillam; Geo. R. Ewan; Louis E. Van Norman; I.K. Funk; Conde Nast; S.H. Raglund; R.J. Cuddihy; Edward J. Wheeler; W.L. Miller; _____; Allen M. Fletcher; Sylvia Luben (Lubin); T. Jenkins Haines; James Randolph Walker; A.C. Hoffman; Herman Ridder; W. Granville smith (drawing); _____; Victor Gillam (drawing); "F.B.S." F. Berkeley Smith (drawing). Very good clean copy of this foundational work. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Roi des Aulnes (Erlkönig). Ballade de Goethe et Musique de Schubert.

      Paris, Editions d'Art Edouard Pelletan 1904 - Traduction nouvelle de Catulle Mendès. Décorée de treize compositions en couleurs par Bellery-Desfontaines. Gravures d'Ernest Florian. Édition tirée à 244 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci (N°13) un des 12 sur JAPON ancien avec une SUITE monochrome et polychrome sur CHINE. Signature de l'éditeur. Spécimen illustré relié in fine. Paris, Éditions d'Art Edouard Pelletan - 1904. Superbe reliure plein maroquin beige signée Carayon. Dos à nerfs aux titre, auteur et date en pied, dorés. Important décor floral mosaïqué en couleur encadrant les plats. Tranches dorées sur témoins. Listel intérieur maroquin fauve orné à froid, doublé et gardes de soie brodée or. Couverture et dos illustrés conservés. Étui à liseré. Dos légèrement insolé. Très bel exemplaire en très bon état. Format in-4°(30x24). Le Roi des aulnes (Erlkönig en allemand) est un poème de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe écrit en 1782. La créature évoquée dans le poème est un Erlkönig, personnage représenté dans un certain nombre de poèmes et ballades allemandes comme une créature maléfique qui hante les forêts et entraîne les voyageurs vers leur mort. Il a été mis en musique (Lied) vers 1800-1805 par Ludwig van Beethoven (WoO 131) et en 1815 par Franz Schubert (Der Erlkönig, op. 1 (D. 328)). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Under the Hill and other Essays in Prose and Verse / by Aubrey Beardsley. With Illustrations. [And with a Publisher's Note by John Lane.]

      London & New York: John Lane, Publisher, The Bodley Head, 1904 [but 1903] - . . . Scarce. . . . Limited Edition (unstated) - One of 50 large paper copies printed on Japanese Vellum paper. . . . Demy quarto - about 11.25 x 9" (29 x 22.5cm). Bound in the publisher's special cream buckram binding with gilt lettering within an elaborate gilt design (adapted from Beardsley's original cover design for "Salomé") with a triple gilt rule outer border to the upper board and with gilt lettering to the spine. Plain Japanese Vellum endpapers. TEG - Top edges gilt. xvi, 80pp. (including the un-numbered last 10pp. of plates) + 6pp. advertisements ("List of Voulmes [sic] Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley"). Printed on Japanese Vellum paper of varying thicknesses by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., London & Edinburgh. . . . With a sepia frontispiece plate after a photograph of "Aubrey Beardsley at Mentone, in the room in which he died" and 17 drawings by Beardsley including 12 full-page drawings in black and white, 1 full-page drawing in green, 2 drawings in black and white printed on one plate, and 2 black and white vignettes printed to text pages - reproduced beautifully on the Japanese Vellum paper. The frontispiece and plates are all covered by descriptive guard sheets (of thin Japanese Vellum paper). Three of the drawings are published here for the first time: a portrait sketch of the artist Fred Brown (N.E.A.C.) and a small sketch of seven heads (both on one plate) and a design for a frontispiece to Zola's "L'Abbé Mouret." The other drawings include: "The Abbé," "The Toilet of Helen," "The Fruit Bearers," "St. Rose of Lima," For the Third Tableau of "Das Rheingold" (all to "Under the Hill"), two plates and a tail-piece vignette to "The Three Musicians," "The Coiffing" and a cul-de-lampe vignette to "The Ballad of a Barber," "Ave atque Vale," Design for Title-Page of "The Yellow Book" Volume I, Frontispiece to "Plays" by John Davidson, and "Arbuscula" from "A History of Dancing" by Gaston Vuillier (printed in green). . . . The text of the book includes a Publisher's Note by John Lane (7pp., dated July 1903) and by Beardsley: Dedication to "Under the Hill," Under the Hill: A Romantic Novel, The Three Musicians, The Ballad of a Barber, Catullus: Carmen CI, Table Talk of Aubrey Beardsley, and Two Letters of Aubrey Beardsley (to the editors of the "Pall Mall Budget" and "The Daily Chronicle") - all first published in issues of "The Savoy" except the letters which were published in the respective magazines. The text of "Under the Hill" is the abridged and bowdlerized version which previously appeared in "The Savoy," the complete version not appearing until 1907 as "The Story of Venus and Tannhäuser." . . . Good+ Condition - the cover is soiled and rubbed/scuffed with gilt somewhat dulled and darkening along edges, spine is sun browned and scuffed with gilt quite dulled/faded and about a quarter inch high pieces missing at head and foot, corners bumped and chipped, several short tears along upper and lower joints (totalling about one inch along each joint), endpapers tanned, some bubbling along edges of pastedown endpapers, a few protruding page edges browned and worn, front free endpaper has impression from a paper clip along upper edge and some corresponding brown staining near top of half-title page (in the shape of the paper clip, which must have rusted), pages browning toward edges, an occasional light smudge and small mark. . . . Reference: Lasner 141, Gallatin p. 106/107. . . . Additional photos available, please just ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nostromo: A Tale from the Seaboard

      London: Harper & Brothers, 1904 First edition, first printing. One of 2,000 copies. Bound in the publisher's bright blue cloth boards, with spine lettering stamped in gilt, front board lettering and wave illustrations stamped in light blue. A very good or better copy, with light wear to the extremities, some very minor soiling to the front board, a hint of toning to the spine, light spotting to the first and last few pages of the text, former owner's Christmas inscription dated in the year of publication to the front free endpaper, otherwise clean pages. Overall, a sturdy and attractive copy. Originally publisher serially in T.P.'s Weekly from January to October 1904, Nostromo is a critique of Europe's industrial and imperialistic ventures in the South American countries told in three parts: "The Silver of the Mine," "The Isabels," and "The Lighthouse." Conrad set Nostromo in the fictitious country of Costaguana, his first use of an unfamiliar location as a novel's setting. Accordingly, Conrad deferred to close friend and fellow author Robert Brontine Cunninghame Graham's intimate knowledge of South America, where he had spent much time as a rancher and cowboy, and relied on his first-hand stories as well as his published writings about the region. Notably, Graham's socialism, which was in stark contrast with Conrad's conservative views, influenced the tone of the novel. Nostromo ranks 47th on The Modern Library's list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Indeed, F. Scott Fitzgerald noted, "I'd rather have written Nostromo than any other novel.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Master of Game . . The Oldest English Book on Hunting. Edited by Wm. A. and F. Baillie-Grohman. With a Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt

      London: Published for the Editors by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, 1904 - Partially a translation from the most famous hunting book, Gaston Phoebus, which the author wrote while in prison for an attempt to murder his cousin Richard II First edition, no. 27 of 600 copies. Signed by Wm. A. Baillie-Grohman. Folio. With 52 facsimile photogravure plates and monotint reproductions, including chromolithograph frontispiece. Bound in three quarters red morocco, t.e.g., by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Fine, minor foxing. Schwerdt II, p.305

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        The Alps

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

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        The Ellen Terry Set of Miniature William Shakespeare Complete in 40 Volumes

      : . . 1904 . . . .

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        Masterpieces by Motonobu.

      The Shimbi Shoin,, Tokyo, 1904 - With critical descriptions and a biographical sketch of the artist. Folio. 2 vols. 100 collotype plates. Original Japanese style pictorial silk over boards. Limited and signed copies. Ex-library set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMPLETE WRITINGS

      1904. Fine. WARNER, Charles Dudley. THE COMPLETE WRITINGS. Edited by Thomas R. Lounsbury. In Fifteen Volumes. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1904. The Autograph Edition, 1/612 numbered sets, 2 manuscript leaves inserted, volumes one and volume 4. Complete in 15 vols., 8vo; Illustrations include signed examples by Peter Newell, Frank Merrill, Dan Beard, C.A. Gilbert and many others as well as photogravures. The set is almost entirely unopened. Original terracotta cloth, paper labels, t.e.g. Cloth darkened at spines rubbed at the extremes, labels darkened. Otherwise very sound and fresh, near fine overall.

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        The Theory of Business Enterprise

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1904. Octavo (200 × 135 mm). Original red ribbed cloth, blind rule border to covers, spine lettered gilt, top edge gilt. Corners and extremities a little bumped. Four leaves with snagged corner, upper inner hinge strengthened. A fine copy. First edition. The second book by the author of The Theory of the Leisure Class, this volume discusses the evolution of large business trusts and the economic impact of technological change and is "as near as he ever came to writing a conventional academic book" (Blaug).

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        The Works

      New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons [at] The Knickerbocker Press,, 1904. 12 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spines, Jefferson bust design gilt stamped to front boards, top edges gilt. Photogravure portrait frontispiece and vignette illustrated overall title page to volume one. Bookseller's ticket. Spines a trifle darkened and creased, ends and corners slightly rubbed, some hinges just starting, occasional very faint spotting to one or two end leaves, but still a lovely set in the original cloth, in excellent condition. The Connoisseur's Federal Edition, number 114 (with the perforated number stamp and the written number corresponding, as required) of only 400 sets, signed by the publishers.

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        THE SCOTS PEERAGE Founded on Wood’s Edition of Sir Robert Douglas’s Peerage of Scotland Containing An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom

      Edinburgh David Douglas 1904-14. . 1st Ed. 9 vols. Royal 8vo. Cold. frontis., 75 plates, numerous shields depicted, Some very light browning, original bright gilt lettered cloth, minor signs of wear, a handsome set. Sir James Balfour Paul (1846–1931), herald and genealogist. ODNB. ‘... Paul's chief and most lasting contribution to Scottish heraldry is his masterly edition of [the above work] in nine finely printed and beautifully illustrated volumes. It was fortunate that a work of this magnitude was completed on the eve of the First World War. It effectively replaced all former Scottish peerage reference works and, on the whole, was comprehensive and accurate in the information it contained. Unlike The Complete Peerage it was not limited to successors to titles of honour and their immediate heirs. Amateurs of quaint and curious footnotes are likely to be disappointed. The Scots Peerage, as Paul acknowledged, was not his work alone—he received much assistance from a well-chosen body of able and learned persons—but there can be no doubt that he inspired the work and deserves most of the credit for it ...’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$1920

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        En Corée. Ouvrage accompagné de 30 gravures hors texte.

      Paris, Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs-Éditeurs, 1904 - In-12° ; (2)-II-361 pp.-(1), demi-chagrin noir, dos lisse chiffré en pied, filets or, reliure moderne, couvertures conservées, bel exemplaire. Cordier, Sinica IV, 2982. Peu commun. First edition. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      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) Reprint Red half leather cover with red boards 490mm x 310mm (19" x 12"). 100pp + plates. 50 full colour plates. 50 full-page engraved hand-coloured plates on subjects including hawking, hunting, horse-racing, shooting, fishing, baiting, and combating animals.

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        The Adventure of the Three Students

      Strand Magazine 1904 - The separate issue of the Strand Magazine, in very good condition in original wrappers, with most of the spine intact. Contains the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Three Students. June, 1904 issue. The single loose issues of the Strand magazine, which contain the first appearances of the Sherlock Holmes stories, are much less common than the bound volumes. And the later issues from the 1900's are less common than the earlier ones from the 1800's. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha

      Boston: R.H. Hinkley [Printed by D.B. Updike at his Merrymount Press], [1904]. First edition. Leather_bound. Very Good +. 14 vols. large 8vo. 72 engravings after paintings by Turner, Michelangelo, Burne-Jones, Reynolds, Rossetti, Dore, Rubens, Lalauze, Raphael, Westall and others, each on Japan vellum and on laid paper with lettered tissue guards, for a total of 144 plates. Hills 2155. Set bound in matching full contemporary copper/tan pigskin. Each volume with eight embossed silver corner pieces and engraved monogrammed silver book with crown pieces to the center of the front cover. Rear cover with silver corner pieces and blindstamped centerpiece. Spines with six compartments separated by five (faux) raised bands and straps. Two compartments with blindstamped title and volume, others with book and crown device. Full pigskin doublures with same book and crown device in corners. Copper colored silk endleaves. Scattered light rubbing and scuffing to covers. Final volume darkened along top edge of front cover. Spines slightly darkened. Top edges gilt. Other edges uncut. Ex-collection of Marie C.B. Boggs, with her bookplates mounted over former bookplates (ex-libris De La Crique) laid in. Glue bleed through on all Boggs bookplates. A finely bound and numbered copy of the rarest printing of this much sought after art printing of the Bible. Only 86 copies were printed on Japan vellum, making it much less common than the "library" copies that were printed on machine made paper (1000 on laid and 1000 on wove) or the deluxe edition of 488 copies. This copy from the collection of Marie C.B. Boggs, the noted collector and bibliophile.

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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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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York: Century. 1904. First. First edition. Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. Nineteen of the original twenty-six Parrish illustrations have been neatly excised, a bit cocked and some wear to the spinal extremities, otherwise a sound, very good copy. Illustrator Maxfield Parrish's own copy, Signed by him in his beautiful and idiosyncratic hand on the front fly: "Maxfield Parrish: from The Century Company: 1904." Beneath this is an unsigned note by the artist's son, Maxfield Parrish, Jr.: "Unfortunately dad cut out many of the colored prints of the best villas from this book." It was Parrish's custom to remove most of the prints from his copies of his books to be pasted into a "master" scrapbook, and such was the fate of this volume. Included with this volume is a copy of the second edition of this title, with all of the plates removed by the artist. .

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        Zestaw 16 prywatnych fotografii aktorki Celiny Niedzwieckiej-Bujanskiej].

      - Typ: zestaw 16 fotografii; Haslo: Celina Niedzwiecka-Bujanska; Sygnatura: Fotografie nie sygnowane.; Technika: Fotografie; Format: po ok. 225x172.; Datowanie: Lata 30-te XX w.; Uwagi: Zestaw prywatnych, czesciowo intymnych, fotografii, prawdopodobnie krakowskich z lat 30-tych XX w. przeznaczonych dla meza aktorki - pisarza, aktora i rezysera teatralnego Jerzego Ronarda Bujanskiego (29.09.1904 Krakow-13.09.1986 Krakow). C. Niedzwiecka-Bujanska (14.10.1904 Radzymin-6.11.1986 Krakow) krakowska aktorka teatralna i filmowa.; Kategorie tematyczne: kultura teatr, varia erotyka / Kultur Theater, Varia Erotik / culture theatre, varia erotica; Fotografie w ladnych stanach, na niektorych odreczne dopiski C. Niedzwieckiej-Bujanskiej dedykujace fotografie mezowi.

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        The Sporting Repository

      London: Kegan Paul 1904 - Half crushed morocco by Root, 10.5 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooled panels and top edge. This edition is limited to 500 copies illustrated throughout with fine full colour plates. The original binding bound in at the rear. In pristine condition. Please note this is one of a collection of beautifully bound books on fox hunting that we have in stock [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mr. Winston Churchill on the Aliens Bill

      London: The Liberal Publications Department, 1904. 1st Edition. Paperback. Fine. 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

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        Watercolour View of the Coastline near Victoria, B.C.].

      - Watercolour on paper, ca. 17x25 cm (6 ¾ x 9 ¾ in). Signed "S.P. Judge" in the left lower corner. In a recent frame, hasn't been examined outside of the frame. Overall a near fine watercolour. Judge is a well known for his Vancouver B.C. watercolours which have fetched up to 6,325 CAD at auction. He also worked as an illustrator, his cover for "Vancouver, the Sunset Doorway of the Dominion" published by the Vancouver Tourist Association 1904 being a good example. The present attractive work is a shoreline scene from most likely near Swartz Bay, perhaps looking towards Salt Spring Island.

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        The Complete Writings of James Russell Lowell, with Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles. In 16 Volumes (Complete)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904. Half morocco, top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. Dampstaining to the last half of pages of first volume. Moisture only penetrated about a quarter of an inch from top edge. Water also caused slight warp to back board and discoloration to leather spine. Still a very nice set.. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Mr. Winston Churchill on the Aliens Bill

      London: The Liberal Publications Department (in connection with the National Liberal Federation and the Liberal Central Association), 1904. 1st Edition. Paperback. Near fine. 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" measuring 8 x 5.25 inches. 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 left his father's Conservative Party and crossed the aisle to become a Liberal in late May of 1904, 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. The small number of original Churchill leaflets and pamphlets available to collectors from the Pre-WWI decade beginning in 1904 frequently owe their survival to the fact that they were bound in annual compilations by the Liberal Publication Department. This leaflet appears to have been disbound. Aside from a rough left edge, the pamphlet is in superlative condition - crisp and bright with no spotting or markings of any kind. The leaflet is protected by a black hard case, stamped in gilt on the front cover, that completely enfolds the pamphlet within. The case is in perfect condition, with a previous owner bookplate on the inside front cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A13, Woods A7

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        The Old Testament

      M. De. Btunoff, Art Publisher 1904 - 2 volume hardcover set bound in green cloth with gilt stamping, well illustrated in color and b/w, 656 total text pages followed by an index and listing of illustrations. No edition stated - this is a possible first. Bindings are a little worn with a few soiled spots on the panels with most of the wear at the tips of the corners, a little threading along the fore edge of volume 1, end papers are lightly soiled. Text is clean and unmarked. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This set weighs nearly 18.pounds and will need additional postage for Priority or International shipment. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Issues At Stake

      London: The Liberal Publications Department (in connection with the National Liberal Federation and the Liberal Central Association), 1904. 1st Edition. Paperback. Near fine. This exceptionally rare pamphlet publishes Winston Churchill's speech of 13 May 1904 at Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Churchill spoke about free trade - a policy issue on which he opposed his party leadership and which helped precipitate Churchill's decision to leave the Tory Party of his father. Only two weeks after this speech, on 31 May 1904, Churchill would formally "cross the aisle", turning his back on the Conservative Party and joining the Liberals. In so doing, Churchill began a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. Churchill's speech of 13 May followed that of Liberal M.P. John Morley (1838-1923), a friend and mentor who "seems to have exercised a peculiar fascination upon Churchill" at this time. In 1901, Churchill is reported to have said: "If I were a Liberal I should be with John Morley." (Gilbert, Volume II, page 30) It was Morley who significantly influenced Churchill's sympathies for the poor, helping build the intellectual and empathetic foundations for Churchill's period as an ardent social reformer. In 1901, Morley recommended to Churchill Seebohm Rowntree's classic study of the poor of the city of York, which Churchill promptly read. Churchill was affected enough to widely cite and proselytize the book: "I call a terrible and shocking thing, people who have only the workhouse or prison as the only avenues to change from their present situation." (9 January 1902 at Blackpool, Gilbert, Volume II, page 30) After Churchill had crossed the floor and joined the Liberal party he continued his close friendship with Morley which faded from political view only in 1914 when Morley - a pacifist - resigned from the Government. This pamphlet is 20 pages in length, string-bound in paper wrappers, and measures 7 15/16 x 5 3/8 inches. Churchill's contribution appears at pages 17-20. The small number of original Churchill speech pamphlets available to collectors from the Pre-WWI decade beginning in 1904 frequently owe their survival to the fact that they were bound in annual compilations by the Liberal Publication Department. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen (Volume II, p.1499), the number "10" hand stamped on the upper right corner of this pamphlet indicates that this pamphlet was disbound from the collected "Pamphlets and Leaflets for 1904". Aside from a slightly rough left edge, the pamphlet is in superlative condition - crisp and bright with no spotting and no wear and the string binding intact. The pamphlet is protected by a burgundy hard case stamped in gilt on the front cover that completely enfolds the pamphlet within. The case is in excellent condition as well, with just slight scuffing to the covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen D8, Woods D(b)25

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