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        The Automobile Industry

      Methuen London: Methuen. 1904. First. First edition. Numerous diagrams and illustrations. Small spot on the front board, corners just a little rubbed and worn, a near fine copy of this title issued in the "Books On Business" series, and one of the earliest books to recognize that the manufacturing of automobiles actually qualified as an industry. Exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Opera omnia. Gesammelte Arbeiten.

      2 Bände. Lex.-8°. Frontispiz mit Porträt, 1 Faksimile, 15 Tafeln, mehrere Textabbildungen, XLII, 840 S. - XIII, 893 S. Original-Leinenbände mit Rückentitel (leicht berieben). Erste Ausgabe der gesammelten Arbeiten, posthum erschienen. - DBE VII, 363/364; DSB X, 23 zur vorliegenden Ausgabe: "Contains Nencki's 150 papers and 450 papers by his colleagues at Bern and St. Petersburg"; Fischer 1106. - Der polnische Wissenschaftler M. v. Nencki (1847-1901) leitete ab 1891 die chem. Abt. des Kaiserl. Instituts für Experimentalmedizin in St. Petersburg. Sein Hauptinteresse galt den Fäulnisprozessen an organischen Stoffen, den Fäulnisgiften und der Entstehung von Harnsäure, Harnstoff und Harnfarbstoffen im tierischen Organismus. Außerdem arbeitete er über bakteriologische Fragen und wies die Verwandtschaft zwischen dem Blut- und dem Blattfarbstoff nach. - "Nencki's best-known investigations concerned hemoglobin. Using original methods he systematically studied for many years the degradation products of the blood pigment. Somewhat later Marchlewski, working first in England and later in Cracow, performed similar studies on chlorophyll. It soon appeared that some of the degradation products of these two pigments resembled each other" (DSB VII, 22). - Je Band mit Exlibris und einem Besitzerstempel auf dem Titel. Sehr gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH vorm. L]
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        The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots by Louis Wain

      The First Edition has for sale this very rare Louis Wain book, The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots by Louis Wain which was published by M.A. Donohue of Chicago, USA. This book is not dated but the UK version of Puss in Boots illustrated by Louis Wain was published by Anthony Treherne in 1904 and we believe that this book dates from around this period.____This slim book has 12 glazed linen printed pages that include the covers, which are in Very Good condition with slight marks to the covers.____We are unable to find another example of this book, and we are unable to find any record of this book anywhere. There is also very little known about the publisher, M.A. Donohue & Co. According to Wikipedia we have the following information:____"According to the information compiled by Sid Huttner on The Lucile Project web pages:___M.A. Donohue & Co. based in Chicago, Illinois was established in 1871. The company was founded by two bookbinders, William P. Henneberry and Michael A. Donohue. The company was initially known as Donohue & Henneberry The publisher's original location was 407-425 Dearborn St., Chicago. The company was known for inexpensive editions of popular works of fiction. It focused on publishing sets and series of books (i.e. "libraries.") In 1903, Donohue bought out his partner, Henneberry, and changed the company name to M.A. Donohue & Company. It continued in business to the 1960s at 711-727 S. Dearborn St., Chicago."____The book, The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots by Louis Wain, is in our opinion one of the rarest Louis Wain books to have surfaced on the book market for many years.

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        Reaping for Another: A Realistic Page in Life [cover title]: Six Years in the Penitentiary

      Hines Publishing Company Toledo: Hines Publishing Company. 1904. First. First edition. Publisher's green cloth titled in black. 109pp. A small stain on the front endpapers, else near fine, likely issued without jacket. Account by a reporter of the murder trial of a prominent citizen from Danbury, Illinois. All of the participants have been supplied with aliases. OCLC locates no copies. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Primulas musicalas. Compositiuns da Albert Corradini. Illustraziuns da Giov(anni) Giacometti.

      Gr.-4°. 53 S. Steife Original-Broschur mit Dekor von Giovanni Giacometti. "Ediziun da 500 Exemplars vendüda a total benefizi del Ospital d'Engadina Bassa in Scuol". Enthält 23 Lieder für Solo und Klavier, Frauen- oder Männerchor, Klavier allein oder mit Sopran Solo. Korrektur der Musik von Richard Lanicca, Bern. Die Texte auf Deutsch, Romantsch oder Italienisch stammen von C. F. Caderas, P. Bezzola, J. Bazell u.a. Auf dem Umschlag die Notiz "In memoriam" (des Komponisten). Jedes Lied ist mit einer Illustration oder einem verzierten Titel von Giacometti (1868-1933) geschmückt.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        In Animal Land With Louis Wain

      S.W. Partridge & Co. 1904. The First Edition is selling this incredibly rare early Louis Wain book, In Animal Land with Louis Wain, which is published by S.W. Partridge & Co, and is not dated but is believed to be circa 1904.___The original glazed boards feature a scene of a cat standing upon a stool playing a fiddle with three other cats dancing on the floor; and the back board bearing an advertisement for Cadbury's Cocoa. The boards are in Good condition with wear to the edges and most of the surface of the spine missing.___The pages are unnumbered containing the chromolithograph colour frontispiece (lacking the four colour plates) and numerous illustrations in black and white by Louis Wain throughout. The pages are in overall Very Good condition being very clean.___This is a lovely and highly collectable early Louis Wain illustrated book, that rarely appears for sale, and is a must for any collector.

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        Histoire dâ??un Merle Blanc

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

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        History of English Furniture (4 Volumes set).

      Lawrence and Bullen Covent Garden 1904.. The Age of Oak, Mahogany, Satinwood and Walnut, 4 Volumes. 380x300 mm. Bevelled Boards Hardback Red. Guilt Title Spine and Cover. Oak-248 pages, Mahogany-271 pages, Satinwood-259 pages, Walnut-247 pages. All Fully Illustrated with many Full Pages Colour Photographs. In Very Good Condition.

      [Bookseller: Reeves Technical Books]
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      Librairie Plon 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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Blühende Kakteen (Iconographia cactacearum). I-III.

      Neudamm, J. Neumann, no date (1904-1921). Three volumes, 1-60 + 61-120 + 121-180 partly handcoloured lithographed plates (all). Publisher´s green cloth, slightly worn, title with gilt letters. 32 X 25,5 cm. The plates are in excellent condition

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      Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd 1904. 390pp. This, the eighth edition, was the last published by Constable and is the only one in this binding, Rider then took over. Gilt and red stamped on black. Nice red patterning of leaves around the title and author's name on the cover. The head and foot of the spine, and the forecorners of the covers are bumped; the head of the spine is a tiny bit frayed. Endpapers are foxed and a previous owner has stamped his name on the title page. Light foxing throughout and some pages look a bit thumbed - sweaty, horrified palms perhaps! 106c

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        Whistler as I Knew Him

      Adam & Charles Black, London 1904. DELUXE EDITION, SIGNED BY AUTHOR, WITH AN original etching by Whistler Number 142 of an edition limited to 500 copies, each signed by Mortimer Menpes. 4to clothbound hardback with decorative embossed upper cover and spine and gilt lettering. teg. 153pp., with original etching of the Menpes children as frontispiece and 125 plates, in colour and b/w, all engraved anf printed at the Menpes Press under Mr. Menpes's direction. Some foxing to prelims but not affecting main body or plates. Rear inner hinge splitting. Some darkening and light wear to spine but overall a VERY GOOD COPY. (Shelf 4)

      [Bookseller: Chaucer Bookshop]
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        STUDIO PHOTOGRAPH. Signed & Inscribed by Barton

      Boston:: J. E. Purdy,. (1904).. Photograph: 5-1/2" x 3-3/4". Frame: 14-1/4" x 12-1/4".. Photograph housed in lovely burlwood frame.. Backside of frame has ownership signature of one Nancy Harvey Davis.. Fine.. Clara Barton perhaps the best known nurse in American History, primarily remembered today for organizing the American Red Cross. The black & white image depicts Barton slightly oriented to the viewer's right, face forward, dressed in typical feminine garb of the period. Barton has signed the photograph at the base, as well as inscribed the photograph's verso: "To Isabel B. Hinton / Glen Echo April 1905"; followed by, at an angle, "Amid the shadows and mysteries / of life, with the unseen bond between / us, we silently sit together. Who shall say for what? / C. B. -- " Isabel B. Hinton the wife of Colonel Richard J. Hinton, who was interred in Arlington Cemetary in 1904; Mrs Hinton was known to have stayed with Clara Barton at Glen Echo during this period, and, no doubt, presages the occasion for this photographic momento. Cf. The Washington Times, June 1, 1904.

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        Vers L'ecueil de Minicoy Apres Huit Ans Dans L'ocean Pacifique Et Indien a Bord Du Yacht "le Tolna

      Paris., 1904.. b/w photo plates, linecuts, folding track charts.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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      28x23cm Lysaker 1904 Maskinskrevet brev på engelsk skrevet på Nansens eget brevpapir med trykk "Lysaker" på baksiden. Format 28x23cm. Brevet er til William J. Dornuf i Minnesota og datert "Lysaker 8 - 3 - 04" og er av Nansen egenhendig signert "Fridtjof Nansen". William J. Dornuf (1877 - 1958) er en kjent veteran innenfor avisbransjen i Minnesota og Nansen beklager i brevet fra 1904 at han ikke har mulighet til å besøke "World's Fair at St. Louis, as I have too much work here...".. Noe gulnet

      [Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS]
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      1904. 2. BLACK INTEREST. TEN LITTLE NIGGERS. Lond: Dean ca 1904. 8vo, printed on cloth, some creasing, soil and discoloration, VG. Illustrated by R.J[AMES] WILLIAMS with great color illustrations on every page to accompany this famous rhyme (music included). #82 Dean Rag Book. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        The History of the Standard Oil Company.

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co. 1904.. First edition, 2 volumes, (xx), 406; (xiv), 409, (1) pp. 32 plates, including many portraits. Original gilt titled red cloth, spines faded, damp stain to the foot of the lower cover of volume I, t.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        What I Saw on the Old Santa Fe Trail. ... A Condensed Story of Frontier Life Half a Century Ago

      Plainfield, IN: The Friends Press. Very Good-. [1904]. First Edition. Original Wraps. First Edition in Very Good- condition with edgewear, chipping, minor water damage, and light scattered soiling. Illustrated with three plates, all of them portraits. Original black printed wrappers, title faded; By the biographer of Jacob Hamlin, Mormon missionary, frontiersman and explorer. Howes L384 (aa). Graff 2512. Rader 2240 .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        IL FURETTO. Allevamento razionale - Ammaestramento - Utilizzazione per la caccia - Malattie.

      In-24 gr., tela edit., pp. XII,172 + 64 di Catalogo, con 39 figg. nel t. Rara e ricercata prima edizione. Ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Egenhändigt skrivet och undertecknat brevkort adresserat till Hugo Gebers förlag i Stockholm omfattande 7 rader och daterat den 28 juni 1904 samt poststämplat Furusund den 29 juni 1904. 9 x 14 cm.

      (1) s. & adressida. Skrivet i svart bläck. Hålslaget nedtill. Överstruket med ett blyertsstreck och försett med blyertsnoteringen "not".. Ej i "Strindbergs brev". Brevet rör "Samlade dramatiska arbeten" som var under utgivning på Gebers förlag. Strindberg tillbringade sommaren 1904 i Furusund och ber att författarexemplaren av den senast utkomna delen ska få ligga på förlaget tills han återkommer till stan, "dock såge jag gärna att ett exemplar sändes hit till Furusund"

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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      London & New York Duckworth and Scribners London & New York Duckworth and Scribners, 1904. 8vo. (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), bright crimson morocco with the covers divided into nine panels; the binder has filled each corner square with an elaborate combination of tools that almost resembles a flower head; the four central panels (which now form a cross) are left undecorated. Spine with five raised bands and tasteful gilt decorated that complements the cover design. Board edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, t.e.g., signed on the lower front turn-in: THE CLUB BINDery. FIRST EDITION. Sixty-six full-page plates, 124 figures and a useful Index make this a very readable account of an important but not all-that-well-known period of more than one thousand years. In its 315 pages, the book deals with the two chief styles of mediæval art, the eastward culmination, or the Byzantine school, and the western, or Gothic. A fine copy, beautiful bound by one of America's best turn of the century bookbinders IN HANDSOME CRIMSON MOROCCO BY THE CLUB BINDERY

      [Bookseller: The Book Block ]
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        The Salmon and Sea Trout Rivers of England and Wales

      Dryden House, 43 Gerrard Sr, London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co Ltd, 1904 Large paper edition with Illustrations and Map. 2 Volumes uniformly bound in half maroon leather with red cloth, some blind tooling at edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines have raised bands, gilt titles and lots of gilt tooling, edges lightly bumped and worn. Internally, NO inscriptions etc, cream endpapers. Volume 1, has the half title, map frontis, [7], (viii-xiv), [3], 2-280 pp, 30 full page illustration and 19 illustrations in text. Volume 2, half title, map frontis, [11], 2-225 pp, 22 full page illustrations and 18 illustrations in text. from an edition limited to just 350 copies. A very attractive set. (he also wrote on Deer-Stalking in 1886 - see Allibone 724)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The autobiography of a stage coachman.

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Thrubner & Co, 1904. 2 vols. 253 + 250pp + 43 colour plates. 1st ltd. ed. of 500 copies. Very fine in original decorated green cloth, spines rather dull. Very fine hand coloured aquatint plates after paintings by Pollard, Cooper Henderson, Rowlandson and Alken, etc. Considered by many to be the finest work on stage coaching.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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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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        Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The

      1904. first edition. First Edition of “Benjamin Bunny,”in the Original Deluxe Cloth BindingPOTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1904.First edition. Twelvemo (5 7/16 x 4 1/16 inches; 138 x 104 mm.). 84, [1], [1, printer’s imprint] pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-six color plates (included in pagination). Black and white vignette on title-page.Original deluxe binding of tan fine diagonally-ribbed cloth. Front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt with a border of single dots and four-leaf clovers, with a stylized rose at each corner, a double chain of this border looping down from the two upper corners to surround a blind oval panel outlined in blind in which is pasted an oval color pictorial label (measuring 1 1/2 x 1 inches; 38 x 26 mm.). Spine lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plate II). A fine copy.Linder, p. 424. Quinby 6. V & A 1581.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Christabel, Kubla Khan, Fancy in Nubibus, and Song From Zapolya

      Eragny Press, Hammersmith 1904. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Eragny Press one of 226 copies. First Edition. Wood-engraved frontispiece, border and initials designed by Lucien Pissarro, endpapers a little stained, two loose Eragny Press order forms, original decorative boards, small chip at head of spine, 8vo,

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      Hammersmith: Eragny Press, 1904. Limited Edition, one of 226 copies on paper. Hard Cover. Octavo. Backed in gray paper with printed “violet” paper over boards; one of the early Eragny books printed in its proprietary Brook type in black and red on Arches hand-made paper; one chiaroscuro wood engraved frontispiece in green, a beautiful opening page border and initial in orange and green, and several smaller initials by Pissarro in black; a lovely production from the Eragny Press; discretely rebacked with a fragment of the spine laid down; soiling to the binding as usual; light rubbing to the extremities; tasteful inscription on the front free endpaper; offsetting at the endpapers else internally a Near Fine copy; digital images can be made available upon request. Genz EP21, Ransom 20; Tomkinson 21.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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      London: Eragny Press, 1904. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. Second issue of the Eragny Press edition, the first printing having been lost in a fire at the press (except for 40 unbound copies). Limited to 160 numbered copies of which 134 were offered for sale. A very nice copy of MiltonÕs appeal Òfor the liberty of unlicencÕd printing to the Parliament of EnglandÓ of 1644, written to oppose ParliamentÕs intention to pass censorship laws, an appeal for free speech still relevant today. Lucien Pissarro designed the initial letters and border decorations, and the woodblocks were cut by his wife Esther. Bound in the original patterned papers and rebacked with a new vellum spine. Chips, bumping and soiling to boards. Some foxing to free front endpaper and half title page. In very good condition. 37 pages. PRI/033011. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        BRITISH FRESH WATER FISHES. With Twelve Coloured plates including twenty-two figures from photographs

      Hutchinson & Co. London. 1904. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (10.2 x 7.9 inches). Illustrated ith 12 full page colour plates. Finely bound in recent half green morocco. Spine with raised bands, the compartments decorated with fish design, wavy ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Top edge gilt. Original green cloth spine and front board bound in at the back of the book. Small amount of light spotting to a few pages otherwise a very good copy in a fine attractive leather binding.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Christabel, Kubla Khan, Fancy In Nubibus, And Song From Zapolya

      London: Eragny Press, 1904. First edition thus. Hardcover. Three quarter brown calf and marbled boards rebacked with original spine laid down. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 41 pages 21 x 14 cm. Limited edition, one of 226 copies, printed in red and black in Brook type. Frontispiece, a colored wood engraving in green, first page of Christabel in an exquisite green floral border surrounding initial letter T in orange. Roderick Cave in "The Private Press" notes, "But though Pissarro had learned much of typography from Ricketts they were no means imitations of the Vale manner, Eragny books had a charm and freshness quite unlike anything found in the work of any other private press,....." RANSOM 20. Interior contents clean, extremity wear, spine decorated in floral motifs, lettered in gilt.

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      Allingham, Margery (1904-1966), mystery writer and creator of "Albert Campion," D'Arcy House, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Near Maldon, Essex, 3 June 1949 to 12 August 1965 to James Keddie of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Scottish born American editor and publisher, 1907- 1983, known as "Cheetah" by The Speckled Band Of Boston, the Sherlockian society of which he was a lifetime member). Superb collection of ten letters (7 TLsS, 3 AlsS, some aerogrammes) and two press photos, some mailing envelopes still present. The lifelong friendship between Allingham and Keddie is revealed in this warm and enthusiastic correspondence with letters that contain a splendid mix of literary content and personal revelation, with discussions of Allingham's books, characters, and famous colleagues. Her first letter to Keddie in 1949 is charmingly written as if it were a page of a novel with character dialogue between a police constable and a cockney underworld criminal. A sampling of the letters includes: "I am more than delighted to hear Tiger In The Smoke has pleased you." "Last week I went to the annual meeting of the Detective Club. It seemed different without Miss Sayers but we inducted Mrs. Christie and I had the honour of carrying the skull on a cushion." "Blankerchief Dick [her first novel] was written by me at 16 and published when I was 17 with a pompous preface by Wm. McFee." "Mrs. Christie is a dear. Georgette Heyer is my favorite woman. And of course there was no greater charmer than Chesterton." "I have come by some old bound copies of the Strand [but] not the Holmes stories, alas." "It is high time I got hold of Mr. Campion again!." Margery Allingham, along with Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and Agatha Christie were dubbed "The Four Queens of the Golden Age British Detective Novel" with Allingham perhaps taking the prize for her skill at creating atmospheric physical landscapes and deeper psychological portraits, with a focus on character often taking the foreground pushing the details of the crimes more toward the back; this caused some of her thirty-three novels to transcend the genre to a distinguishable degree. Random House began republishing her work in 2004: so far they have reissued Sweet Danger, Mystery Mile, The Tiger in the Smoke, The Case of the Late Pig, Traitor's Purse, Flowers for the Judge, Coroner's Pidgin, The Beckoning Lady, Police at the Funeral, More Work for the Undertaker, China Governess, Hide My Eyes, Cargo of Eagles and Mind Readers. A film version of Tiger in the Smoke was made in 1956; a tremendously popular series of Campion adaptations was shown by the BBC in 1989-90, starring Peter Davison as the gentleman sleuth Campion (available on DVD). The letters and photographs have a few minor blemishes, light folds and their like, but generally are in NEAR FINE condition. . Signed. Original Manuscript. Fine.

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        The Complete Works. Translated from the Original Russian and Edited by Leo Wiener. The novels include: Anna Karenina, War and Peace, The Kossacks, etc

      Boston: Dana Estes and Company, n.d. (c.1904)., 1904. The Illustrated Cabinet Edition. Complete in 28 volumes; 8vo. A fine, tight set in publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines, author's name in gilt to centre of uppers, top edges gilt. Illustrated with several plates per volume with protective tissue guard. A comprehensive set of Tolstoy's works in a very attractive original cloth binding.

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        A Map of Part of Tibet, including Sikkim, the Chumbi Valley and Bhutan, showing the Routes between Darjiling and Lhasa

      London: Edward Stanford, 1904. hardcover. very good(+). Case map in 28 sections. Lithograph with original color outline. Image measures 24 3/5" x 31 5/8", booklet measures 6.75" x 5". Beautiful and rare map of the western part of Tibet (including the town in which the Dalai Lama grew up) and Bhutan, showing geographical features, forts and major mountain passes and routes. Attached to original book with blue cloth binding, yellow title label and yellow advertisements pasted to end pages. Map and original book in excellent condition.

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        The Faith of Men, and Other Stories

      NY: MacMillan, 1904. First edition. Contains eight tales, including "The One Thousand Dozen," the early dog story "Batard," and "A Relic of the Pliocene." Presentation copy, inscribed by London on front endpaper: "Dear Bert: 'Ay tank Ay buy.' p. 127." The quotation is from the story "Too Much Gold" and is a bit of dialogue that records the moment drunken Swede Ans Handerson decides to purchase a gold claim. Light rubbing to spine ends, otherwise a very fine copy in pictorial blue cloth. T.e.g.

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        The Call of the Wild

      Macmillan. Hardcover. Seventh printing, September, 1904. A very good plus copy with light wear in an original dustjacket. The dustjacket has been archivally restored with Japanese paper to repair a tear through the spine and a chip of about an inch and a half at the bottom of the cover, a chip to the corner of the front and a partial tear along the rear fold. The image on the front and the lettering on the spine remain intact and attractive. An attractive copy of London's classic in the extremely scarce jacket. . Very Good. 1904. First Edition.

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        The Sea Wolf

      New York: Century, 1904 Very Good/Original Wrappers. First Appearance in Print. First Edition. 7 x 10. First Edition. The 11 vol. serialization of The Sea Wolf in Century magazine starting January 1904 is the first appearance of this novel which pits man against nature and the elements. The first book edition was published in October of 1904 and, as a result of the stories popularity with readers in Century magazine, was published in an edition of 40,000 copies. Illustrated with striking plates by Aylward and housed in colorful Century Magazine wrappers (some with moderate chips and flaking to the spine,) these 11 Vol. contain numerous articles by writres of the era such as Ernest Thompson Seton, Thackeray and many others. Woodbridge, BAL, Walker and Sisson - Fiction of Jack London. California, sailing, seamen, nature, adventure, literature, western american writers.. First Appearance in Print. First Edition.

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        A DOG'S TALE

      1904. hardcover. Twain, Mark [pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens]. "A DOG&#39;S TALE." Reprinted by permission from Harper&#39;s Magazine Christmas Number, 1903. [London:] Printed for the Anti-Vivisection Society, n.d. [1904]. Original buff printed wrappers. <p>First Edition in book form of this illustrated tale of a dog, told in the first "person": "My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian...". The first American edition was issued later in 1904 in red cloth. A clean, fine copy. McBride p. 216; Blanck 3479. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.</p> (Sumner & Stillman Code:2271)

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        The Scarlet Letter. A Romance. Literally Reprinted from the First Edition

      New York: Privately Printed, 1904. One of only 125 copies printed on Japanese imperial paper (with one additional copy was printed on vellum). 4to. Frontispiece and 14 plates by A. Robaudi and C. Graham, each plate in two states - colored and unclored - for 30 plates in total. [8], 333 pp. Jansenist-style crimson morocco, joints repaired, brown morocco doublures. Bookplate of Louis Achincloss and his pencil notes on front and rear blanks partially erased

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        Complete Writings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The

      1904. Edition de LuxeFrom Harcourt BinderyLONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The Complete Writings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. With Portraits, Illustrations and Facsimiles. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1904. Edition de Luxe, limited to 750 copies, this being copy No. 701. Eleven octavo volumes (8 5/16 x 5 3/4 in; 217 x 147 mm). With portraits, illustrations, and facsimiles throughout. Printed by the Riverside Press.Bound in three-quarter green morocco over marbled cloth by The Harcourt Bindery (stamp-signed on verso to front free endpaper). A fine set.In turn of the 20th century Boston, book arts enjoyed a certain prominence. This was the heyday of the private press movement, and men like Daniel B. Updike and Frederic W. Goudy were active in typography and book design on the local scene. Associations such as the New England Bookbinders Guild and the Club of Odd Volumes were established around this time, and interest in books - especially fine books - ran high. Frederick J. Quinby and Harry L. Chatman appeared in the Boston Directory of 1900, doing business as Frederick J. Quinby & Company, "Publishers and Importers, Rare Books and Fine Bindings." Later in that year another partnership was formed as Huegle, Quinby & Co., bookbinders, at 17 Harcourt Street. The binder was Leopold A. Huegle, whose son, John, was also involved. By the 1902 issue of the directory, Huegle-Quinby&#146;s advertisement had added the phrase "Proprietors Harcourt Bindery"; 109 years later, the bindery remains in business.

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        The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne with Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles IN TWENTY-TWO VOLUMES. Old Manse Edition

      Boston.: Houghton Mifflin and Company.. 1904.. Black and white plates with titled tissue guards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, lvii+323+343, xxiv+326, xxvi+345+360, xxiv+381, xxiv+467, xxxii+354, xxvi+294+359,xxi+517 (index), xxiv+360, xiv+515, xvii+433, xv+405, xii+323, xv+439, xiv+585 (index), viii+425+436+421+459 (index), 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, gilt lettered decorative leather spine and leather corners with marbled paper covered boards (hardbound). Occasional very minor signs of wear to covers of a few volumes, 1 inch tear to page 290 of Volume 9; overall the set is in very good to fine condition. Extremely goodlooking and very well preserved set of twenty two volumes including: Twice-Told Tales Told in Two Volumes, The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales, Mosses from an Old Manse Told in Two Volumes, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun or the Romance of Monte Beni Told in Two Volumes, Our Old Home, The Whole History of Grandfather&#39;s Chair and Biographical Stories, A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys and Tanglewood Tales, The Dolliver Romance and Kindred Tales, Doctor Grimshawe&#39;s Secret, Tales and Sketches, Miscellanies Biographical and Other Sketches and Letters, Passages from the American-Notebooks, Notes of Travel in Four Volumes. The illustrations represent a diversity of American illustrators of the time including B. West Clinedinst, Clyde O. DeLand, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Frederick McCormick, A.I. Keller, Howard Pyle, Frank T. Merrill, Maude Cowles, Sarah S. Stilwell, and attractive plates of cathedrals and scenic Europe. .

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        Ghost-Stories of an Antiquary

      London - Edward Arnold, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An illustratedFirst Edition of M. R. James&#39; initial, seminal collection of ghost stories. Bound in cloth with stamped lettering and colour borders. With four illustrations by the late James McBryde, including frontis with tissue guard. Collated complete. The first printing was issued both with and without an inserted publisher&#39;s catalogue at rear; this copy does not have the catalogue. Comprises the stories Canon Alberic&#39;s Scrap-Book, Lost Hearts, The Mezzotint, The Ash-Tree, Number 13, Count Magnus, &#39;Oh, Whistle, and I&#39;ll Come to You, My Lad&#39;, and The Treasure of Abbot Thomas. Montague Rhodes James(18621936), college head, scholar, and author, was prevailed on by the publisher Edward Arnold, in 1904,to bring out a collection of eight tales, entitled Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. There is no question of apprenticeship here; the first story, Canon Alberic&#39;s Scrap-Book, contains the donnish tone, the massing of verisimilitudinous detail (often of a tongue-in-cheek scholarly sort), and the using of that detail to intensify the terror when it comes that are his trademarks - ODNB. Little is known about the illustrator, theauthor&#39;s friend, James McBryde (1874-1904). Condition: The binding is generally firm with the cords exposed. The front inner hinge issomewhat strained. There is only very mild wear to the extremities, with just very mild bumping and discolouration. Internally the pages are generally bright with handling marks. With a pencil signature on the front free endpaper and anink inscription on the reverse of the half-title. Overall the condition is good only due to the damaged hinge, with a very good interior..

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        A Western Trip

      Detroit: Herold Press, 1904. A WESTERN TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE & MONTANA FEATURING PHOTOCHROMS BY WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON For private circulation only, [ca. 1904]. 91 [1 blank], [2] pp., 30 mounted photographs (12 full-page photochrome process prints by William Henry Jackson, 18 smaller black and white taken by the party). 8vo, original full brown leather gilt-lettered and with gilt illustration of cowboy on rearing horse roping With author&#39;s signed presentation in ink on front flyleaf: "C. L. Levants from Carl E. Schmidt, Jan&#39;y 1905" (ink inscription offset onto the title). An impressive privately produced journal and memoir of a trip to Yellowstone in 1901 written by the wealthy Detroit industrialist Carl Schmidt. This book is an idiosyncratic example of bookmaking, not only because of its unusual illustrative matter, but also because of the author&#39;s selection of old English type and the binding created in the author&#39;s own tannery. The black and white photographs are candids taken by the party. The color photographs are the work of William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) who served as official photographer of the Hayden survey from 1870-1878 and took the first photos of Yellowstone Park. Leaving Chicago on August 31, 1901, in the company of three other people (his daughter Emma, friend Frank Pingree, and the latter&#39;s son Everett), Carl E. Schmidt embarked on a trip inspired by a painting of Yellowstone geysers he saw while waiting in a dining room for his omelet to be served. After describing his train trip West, which included a few humorous detours, Schmidt and his party spent several weeks in Yellowstone enjoying the sites and having various adventures and misadventures, most of which Schmidt describes in a jocular, even-handed manner. Some of the incidents seem to be reflective of the author&#39;s own amused awareness of his greenhorn-tourist status. At one point, a trip from the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is preceded by Schmidt&#39;s elaborate order to the kitchen for lunch, which included an extra two-dollar bill to ensure service. However, when the lunch was opened the next day, it turned out to be nothing but ruined scraps. He also describes a somewhat successful fishing trip in which several trout were caught. However, upon arriving at the hotel and handing over the fish to the cook with instructions for preparation, the fish were ruined because they were fried in "wagon- grease butter." The journal concludes with a visit and descent into a mine near Butte, Montana. Schmidt remarks: "Here comes our party and with them the mine boss, Capt. Sammie. He looks like a highwayman, but we find out later he is a Baptist deacon and plays the organ up at the big camp tent" (p. 85). The trip to the mine also includes a recounting of a shoot-out that occurred a few months before their arrival. On the return trip to Chicago, the party stopped briefly in Salt Lake City. In Exploration and Empire Goetzmann describes the photographer William Henry Jackson&#39;s importance, "the greatest of all Western photographers [with the] ability to capture the many scenes of sublime beauty in the West on his photographic plates and stereopticon slides, did more than anyone else to publicize the tourist&#39;s West... Jackson, like the avant-garde writers, the scientists, and even the local colorists of his time, was helping to usher in a new era of realism that would in part replace, and at the same time, as far as subject matter was concerned, parallel the romanticism of an earlier day". In 1869 Jackson won a commission from the Union Pacifi. Book.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes

      Stratford-on-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press, 1904-1906. Ten quarto volumes. This set is one of only twelve printed on pure vellum with a frontispiece illustration in each volume. It represents a monumental undertaking, which took four years to complete and consumed about 250 sheets for each of the twelve copies printed on vellum. The Shakespeare Head Press was founded by A. H. Bullen, who had the idea of printing the complete works of Shakespeare at Stratford-on-Avon as the result of a dream in which he was presented with a set of Shakespeare&#39;s works while visiting the town. This is the first edition of Shakespeare to have been published in Stratford and the first major publication of the Press. Although other Shakespeare Head Press sets printed on vellum regularly appear on the market, the Shakespeare is very difficult to obtain: the last copy on vellum to come to auction was in 1960. Volumes I and II are lacking the silk fore-edge ties, spine lettering a trifle rubbed on volume VI, else a fine copy in creamy full limp vellum stamped in gilt.

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        Farmington. 1904. First Edition. Signed & Inscribed by Darrow

      1904. Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. Farmington. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1904. vi, 277 pp. Cloth, arts-and-crafts style multi-color vignette and gilt title to front board, gilt title and black-stamped fillets to spine, top edge gilt, deckle fore and bottom edges. Some rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, front hinge just starting. Title page with large engraved vignette printed in red and black. Toning to text. Inscribed and signed by Darrow: "Mrs Goodlawd/ Clarence Darrow" in bold hand to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Farmington is a fictionalized account of the author&#39;s youth in Ohio. Though it went through seven editions, it was never a critical or commercial success. This pained Darrow because he thought it was his finest book. Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 49.

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        Histoire de L&#39;Empereur; raconte dans une grange par un vieux soldat

      Paris:: Librairie Henri Leclerc,, 1904.. Fine condition. Originally publisher in green wrappers, this copy is beautifully bound in full green morocco with front and rear covers ruled in gilt and stamped in blind. Five raised bands on the spine with all compartments stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt, fore edge and bottom edge uncut. Marbled end papers. Original covers bound in front and rear. This copy is one of 100 copies from a total edition of 400 copies that is illustrated with hand colored textual engravings on fifteen pages. The engravings were done by Adolphe Lalauze after the original watercolors by Alphonse Lalauze. The images were hand colored by Charles Wittmann. This copy also includes an extra suite of black and white plates sans text bound in at the rear. Further, this copy has a presentation signed by Adolphe Lalauze to Wittman on the half title. Enclosed in a custom made slipcase in matching green cloth. A beautiful production and a great association copy!

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        The Waverley Novels - [The 1st Dryburgh Edition Complete in 25 Volumes]

      London & Edinburgh; Adam And Charles Black, 1904. 1st Edition. All illustrated with guard sheets. Added t. P. Engravings. Near fine copies all in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request.

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