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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'; x 3';; 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—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's "Our Village", which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock's illustrations form part of the "Series of English Idylls" published by J. M. Dent & Co. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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'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's Gold Medal by the Royal Geographic Society. The rare account of Stein’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’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' 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'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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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's death and entitled under his pseudonym. After the author'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's novel, Melmoth the Wanderer.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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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's gloves and also those of Henry VIII, also his gauntlet and hawking glove. Queen Elizabeth'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..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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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's "Our Village", which comprised a series of sketches of country life. Brock's illustrations form part of the "Series of English Idylls" published by J. M. Dent & Co.

      [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'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

      [Bookseller: Jans Collectables]
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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's court, or to Louis Douceur, of Louis XV'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..

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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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.

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        Histoire d?un Merle Blanc

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Bacio materno

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

      [Bookseller: TABERNA LIBRARIA - ALAI - ILAB]
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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha - [Complete in 14 Volumes]

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

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

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        Photograms of the Year 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908. FIVE VOLUMES.

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

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

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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

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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.

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        Oh, they will never do for cricket

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

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        The Gold Bat

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes - Shakespeare Head Press Limited Edition, #585 of 1000 [The Stratford Town Shakespeare]

      Duffield & Company, New York / Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon 1904 - Limited edition, #585 of 1000. No jackets. Spine labels toned with loss from two volumes, boards of a couple volumes lightly soiled. Descriptive label tipped in on front endpaper of first volume. 1904 Hard Cover. Large 8vo. Complete in ten hardcover volumes. Original beige cloth, paper spine labels. Printed on laid paper in a limitation of 1000 copies. This was the first work to be released by the Shakespeare Head Press, which was a fine press in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon which undertook to carry on the sort of printing that the Kelmscott Press made famous. It is to this day the only complete set of his works to be produced in his hometown, and is often called The Stratford Town Shakespeare. This set was reproduced by Duffield & Company of New York in another limitation of 1000, which is the set offered here. CONTENTS: Vol 1 - The Epistle Dedicatory, by John Heminge and Henry Condell, to the Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery; To the great Variety of Readers; To The Reader; The Names of the Principal Actors in all these Plays; Commendatory Verses; Additional Commendatory Versers; The Tempest; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Measure for Measure Vol 2 - The Comedy of Errors; Much Ado About Nothing; Love's Labour's Lost; A Midsummer Night's Dream Vol 3 - The Merchant of Venice; As You Like It; The Taming of the Shrew; All's Well That Ends Well Vol 4 - Twelfth Night; The Winter's Tale; King John; King Richard The Second Vol 5 - The First Part of King Henry The Fourth; The Second Part of King Henry The Fourth; King Henry The Fifth; The First Part of King Henry The Sixth Vol 6 - The Second Part of Henry The Sixth; The Third Part of King Henry The Sixth; King Richard The Third; King Henry The Eighth Vol 7 - Troilus And Cressida; Coriolanus; Titus Andronicus; Romeo And Juliet Vol 8 - Timon of Athens; Julius Caesar; Macbeth; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Vol 9 - King Lear; Othello, The Moor of Venice; Antony and Cleopatra; Cymbeline Vol 10 - Pericles; Venus and Adonis; Lucrece; Sonnets; A Lover's Complaint; The Passionate Pilgrim; The Phoenix And Turtle; Memoir, by Henry Davey; Ben Jonson's Views on Shakespeare's Art, by J.J. Jusserand; On The Influence of the Audience, by Robert Bridges; The Religion of Shakespeare, by H.C. Beeching; The Stage of the Globe, by E.K. Chambers; The Sonnets, by H.C. Beeching; The Portraits of Shakespeare, by M.H. Spielmann; Notes on the Text, by A.H. Bullen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        My Funny Animal Book

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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