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        The Star and the Garter

      Boleskine, Foyers, Inverness: Society For The Propagation Of Religious Truth, 1904. The notoriously fragile "Camel Hair" front and rear wraps in excellent, complete condition. Spine shows loss to head and tail. Binding very tight. Internally clean, and bright.. "Popular Edition". Camel Hair Wraps. Very Good + in Wraps. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Gates Past Books]
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        G. K. Chesterton

      London: , 1904. Image size: 22 x 17.3 cm. Mount size: 45.7 x 27.8 cm. Framed in a hand finished black wooden frame. Monochrome photogravure tipped onto a white wove mount. Produced under the personal supervision of Coburn on his own copper plate press. Light toning to mount otherwise in excellent condition. Proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature). G. K. Chesterton titled to the foot of the mount in Coburn's hand. Tipped on to a much larger mount than that published in "Men of Mark". Coburn's first book of portraits "Men of Mark" was published in 1911 (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Frank Brangwyn, William Butler Yeats, Robert Bridges etc. Coburn's introductory text provides a running commentary on his pursuit of his subjects and their eventual capture on film. 'To make satisfactory photographs of persons it is necessary for me to like them, to admire them, or at least to be interested in them. It is rather curious and difficult to exactly explain, but if I dislike my subject it is sure to come out in the resulting portrait. I had thought of using 'Men of Genius' as the title for this book, but Arnold Bennett objected seriously, saying, very modestly, that he did not consider himself a man of genius, but merely a working author, and absolutely refusing to join the throng unless I changed it, so I told him that if he would give me a better one I would use it. 'Men of Mark' is his alternative. '

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LAURENCE STERNE'S COMPLETE WORKS. York Edition. Leather Library Set Complete in 12 volumes

      New York: The Westminster Press, J. F. Taylor & Co, 1904. THE SUTTON ISSUE of The YORK EDITION. LIMITED TO 750 Sets, of which this is set #749. THE LIFE AND WORKS OF LAURENCE STERNE. Bound in morocco leather bindings. Raised hubs. Gilded spines. The top edges are gilded. Thick quality paper with wide margins. Thick black ink. Full page engraved plates. First edition thus. Large books measuring 9.25 inches tall. 20.5 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD condition. The leather is supple and fresh. The hinges are all strongly attached, although there is some rubbing/abrasion. Printed on quality paper that is fresh, bright, and clean. Free of foxing. No writing. there is some general rubs/wear. A high quality printing by The Westminster Press. This is an impressive set, and displays beautifully.

      [Bookseller: Merchants Rare Books, LLC]
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        SCARLET LETTER

      New York: Privately Printed, 1904. First edition with the illustrations by A. Robaudi and C. Graham. With 30 beautiful plates. 15 of the plates are presented in black and white and a second set of 15 are hand-coloured. Thick royal 8vo, presented in a unique binding executed and signed J.K.H, Paris 1908. The binding is of full chocolate morocco, the covers with beautiful gilt tooling in surround design, incorporating elaborate borders of interlocking vines and flowers inlaid with contrasting adobe coloured moroccos, gilt rules stopped and bordered with gilt circular tools inlaid with contrasting adobe coloured moroccos. the spine with raised bands, gilt lettered in two compartments, the others with fine wide floral sprays incorporating gilt and contrasting inlaid adobe moroccos. The doublures with triple gilt lines and floral corner tools, patterned silk end-leaves, a second set of endleaves of French marbled paper, all edges gilt. A beautiful binding. Original wrappers and spine panel bound in. Protected in a leather tipped slipcase. [8], 333 pp. A very handsome, bright and clean copy, the gilt and cloth in nice condition, the textblock and illustrations tight and in good order. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN A UNIQUE BINDING, OF THIS BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED PRINTING. A literary masterpiece and surely one of the most important works in the oeuvre of colonial America. More than any other work of literature, Hawthorne’s SCARLET LETTER set the stage for an understanding of the puritan mind and beginnings of the American system. This is an extraordinary edition of Hawthorne’s masterpiece, a book that is celebrated for its design and illustration as well as for its especially attractive period binding executed in the best of the French designer styled bindings of the day.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Ausgewählte Gedichte

      Berlin, Schuster & Loeffler, 1904.: Association Copies; Association Copy; Autograph; Poetry; Rare Books; Signed; Widmungsexemplar. 8°.. Originale, illustrierte Broschur. Die seltene Jugendstilpublikation in sehr guter Erhaltung mit nur geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Ganz minimal angerändert. Mit sehr schöner, fünfzeiliger Widmung von Stefan Zweig: "Ernst Peter Tal - mit dem herzlichen Wunsche dieses Buch möge ihm ein Weg zu Verhaeren sein. Stefan Zweig - Wien - März 1907

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots by Louis Wain

      Chicago, USA: M.A. Donohue & Co., 1904. 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.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Louis Wain.

      [Bookseller: The First Edition]
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        In English Homes Vol. I-3

      Country Life Library 1904-1909, 1904 Three volumes would rate fair plus to good plus: Volume I: Top cloth cover to spine needs to be re attached, broken cloth on bumped corners, cracked spine. Volume II: Broken cloth on bumped corners, tear down one side of the spine cloth, cracked spine. Back board needs to be re attached. Volume III is very good no broken cloth , light edgewear. 16x 11 1/4. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 443 pages

      [Bookseller: Jans Collectables]
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        The Alps

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

      [Bookseller: Pinacle Books]
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        A History of English Furniture

      London, Lawrence & Bullen, Limited., , 1904–8. The Age of Oak; The Age of Walnut; The Age of Mahogany; The Age of Satinwood. With plates in colour after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous illustrations selected and arranged by the author. 4 volumes, folio. Recent burgundy half calf, titles and decoration to spines gilt, original cloth sides laid down over new cloth, top edges gilt. 60 colour plates. Some light fading and rubbing to original cloth. A very good set. First Editions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A History of English Furniture (4 Volumes)

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 1904-1908. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Volume I: The Age of Oak (1500-1660), 1904; Volume II: The Age of Walnut (1660-1720), 1905; Volume III: The Age of Mahogany (1720-1770), 1906; Volume IV: The Age of Satinwood (1770-1820), 1908. Uniform set with slight sunning to cover boards, gold embossed tilting to cover boards and spines, minor soiling overall, minimal bumping to corners. Front cover of Volume II slightly loose from signature, but still intact. Pastedowns and first free endpapers front and rear in all volumes have some foxing. All color illustrations intact with tissue guards. Head of text block is gilded. The booklate of previous owner, Sir Edward David Stern, attached to pastedown of Volume I. A highly prized set in this condition. Heavy set, will require additional postage. Photographs gladly provided.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        A History of English Furniture

      08 - London - Lawrence & Bullen, Limited, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. First editions of Perct Macquoid's A History of English Furniture. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. A nice clean uniform first edition set of this classic work. Percy Macquoid (1852-1925) was a theatrical designer and a collector and connoisseur of English furniture, and the author of articles, largely for Country Life, and of four books on the history of English furniture titled A History of English Furniture. He collaborated with Ralph Edwards on The Dictionary of English Furniture. A History of English Furniture was the first major survey of the subject, which has been reprinted and is still of use today. With numerous black and white illustrations, plus 60 colour plates including frontis. Collated complete. With errata slip at the rear of The Age of Oak. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping, fading andsome small water stains. The inner hinges are slightly strained. Internally the pages are clean and bright withmild foxing on the endpapers and the occasional spot throughout. There is slight foxing toseveral of the plates. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Stanford's Map of the Empires of China and Japan with the adjacent parts of the Russian Empire, India, Burma &c (dating to Great Game and Russo-Japanese War). Cyrus Townsend Brady Jr's copy

      London: Edward Stanford, 9 January 1904.. Very large coloured folding map dissected and backed on to linen / cloth, cased with Stanford's title label to front. Scale 110 miles to 1 inch. Size unfolded 103.2 x 78.2cm. Case size: 12.3 x 17.5cm. A historically very significant British and Russian Imperial map published at the climax of the Great Game. In 1904 Francis Younghusband entered the Tibetan Holy City of Lhasa under orders from Curzon to settle the Tibet-Sikkim border, and the Russo-Japanese War started at Port Arthur in Manchuria just weeks after this map was published. Russia's losses during this war led to revolution in 1905, and in September 1905 Britain and Russia signed a peace treaty effectively ending Tsarist Russia's Forward Policy in Asia. The map is very detailed, bounded by the Middle Horde and Lake Balkhash (NW), Lake Baikal and Trans Baikal (N), Japan (NE), Philippines (SE), Mandalay and Shan States (S), Hyderabad and Punjab (SW), and Pamir, Yarkand, Kokand and Cashmere / Kashmir (W). It shows railways, and projected railways one of which marked "A Russian Project" in red caps stretches from Kokand in Uzbekistan through the Chinese Empire to Lancuan close to Tibet's NE border. The map presents a fascinating picture of the Chinese Empire, showing e.g. the Khanates of the Kalkas Tribes, the Eleuth Tribes, and the Ordos Tribes of Mongolia. Condition: map is in Near Fine clean condition with tanning to the paper and linen, with a couple of small pin holes. The map is firmly cased. The Case, blue cloth with a yellow title label, is Near Fine with slight dulling, crease to top front corner, pin hole to front and back and slight fraying to spine ends. Four folds which form fore edge also have single pin holes. Inside the front board are adverts for Stanford maps and atlases, with writer Cyrus Townsend Brady Jr's bookplate and another owner's signature. A rare, attractive and very interesting map. Bookseller ref 296. .

      [Bookseller: Dendera]
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        Antarctic, Tva Ar bland Sydpolens Isar Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole

      NF. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers, 1904. 2 volumes. 1st Edition in the original Swedish. First thousand (FÀrste tusendet), half burgundy calf and gilt„likely a contemporary binding of the original 34 parts. Profusely illustrated with full photgraphic plates, drawings and maps. No foxing, folds or tears; hinges tight and uncracked; no prior ownership markings. Slight wear to outer tips of leather spines, otherwise Near Fine inside and out. A very handsome and well preseved set„a Rare and important set of volumes. Spence 856, Rosove 239.A2.& & Volume I: [1] advertisements and list of translations, [xxxiv], 486pp., 33 plates including frontis sketch, 5 color plates , 24 photographic, 2 drawing, 1 large fold-out color map. 145 illustrations in text: 128 photographs, 14 sketches and drawings and 3 maps.& & Volume II: (1), 1 list of translations, 554pp., 40 plates including photographic frontpiece, 2 color plates, 9 drawings and 28 photographs. 141 illustrations in text: 103 photographs, 35 sketches and drawings, 3 maps. # Maps _ 2 color fold-out.& & Volume I was written by Nordenskjold and pertains to the voyage South, the season's work aboard ship, the establishment of Snow Hill Base, and the events at Snow Hill and the work of its party afield until its relief. Volume II was written collectively and has much focus on an abundance of scientific research achieved during this significant expedition.&

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The

      1904. first edition. First Edition of “Benjamin Bunny,”in the Original Printed Glassine Dust JacketPOTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1904.First edition. Twelvemo (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches; 140 x 105 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 tan boards ruled and lettered in dark green on front cover and lettered in dark green on spine. Color pictorial label on front cover within a blind oval panel outlined in blind. Correct color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plate II). Minimal darkening to board edges. Otherwise a near fine copy. In the original glazed paper glassine dust jacket printed in black with vertical lines at the top and bottom of the spine indicating where the fold should be for the front panel, with an advertisement on the rear panel for “The Peter Rabbit Books” listing five titles, including The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Two Bad Mice under “New Books for 1904,” and with advertisements on both flaps: “A Selected List of Art Picture Books for Children.” The top (3/8 inch) and bottom (7/8 inch) of the jacket spine (including the price) are missing, as well as a piece (1 x 3/4 inch) missing on the back panel.Linder, p. 424. Quinby 6. V & A 1581.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE OF BATH

      George Gregory 1904 - Bath, George Grgeory, FIRST EDITION, "ILLUSTRATED BY MEASURED DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND SKETCHES, 263 pp., index, profusely illustrated with PHOTOS and sketches, LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS #42, privately bound in 3/4 leather (dark tan calf) with marbled paper over remaining boards, finely detailed gilt on spine, raised bands, title and author and 1904 at base, binding is near VG with soem dulling and a little scuffing to edges of boards but overall a handsome bound copy of this magnificent work on the Georgian buildings of BATH, Bookplate of Lt. Col. Leopold C. D. JENNER, LAID IN IS AN ORIGINAL PHOTO PRINT (5x6") of a building presumably in Bath but not labeled (a little mystery); TOP EDGES GILT, errata slip bound in, folding map,A chapter on Mrs. Hester Piozzi ; a tremendous work of scholarship and an architectural record of Bath before the damage of WWII; RARE and especially in this binding- Please note -this book is very well bound and is very HEAVY and thus an extra supplement for postage will be necessay depending upon destination as will insurance-please do not order if this is unacceptable- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jon S. Richardson Rare Books]
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        The Heart of A Continent

      94 94, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A travel work on the author's expeditions across Eastern and Central Asia. Lieutenant Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband, (31 May 1863 31 July 1942, Dorset) was a British Army officer, explorer, and spiritual writer. He is remembered chiefly for his travels in the Far East and Central Asia; especially the 1904 British expedition to Tibet, which he led, during which a massacre of Tibetans occurred, and for his writings on Asia and foreign policy. Younghusband held positions including British commissioner to Tibet and President of the Royal Geographical Society. With many plates and a folding coloured map to the rear. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally, very smart, with just some light shelfwear and fading to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        GREEN MANSIONS: A ROMANCE OF THE TROPICAL FOREST

      London: Duckworth, 1904.. Gilt green cloth. Very minor handsoiling to the cloth, otherwise an unusually fine copy. Full morocco solander case (tips worn). First edition, the binding variant (traditionally presumed primary) without the blindstamped publisher's logo on the rear cover. A fine association copy, inscribed by the author: "Paul Fountain With best regards from W.H. Hudson. Feb. 3. 1904." The recipient was the author of THE GREAT DESERTS AND FORESTS OF NORTH AMERICA (1901), to which Hudson contributed an introduction. It has been claimed that the earliest presentation copy of this work is dated February 2nd, and other presentation copies to intimates bear inscriptions on the 4th, 5th, or are undated. The 1959 film adaptation, which hardly begins to do justice to the novel, was directed by Mel Ferrer, starred Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, Sessue Hayakawa, et al. PAYNE A23a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Poems

      New York: Privately printed for The Scott-Thaw Company,, 1904. 2 volumes, quarto (215 × 173 mm). Contemporary dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines, multiple rules to boards and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Black and white frontispiece of Keats and vignettes. Some minor wear to gutters, endpapers tanned at fore-edge, front joints neatly restored, a very good copy. Limited edition of 350 copies. A handsomely bound copy of Keats's poetry.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation

      NY: Macmillan, 1904. Octavo. First edition. Hearn's work introduced the West to Meiji-era Japanese culture and contributed to the mania of Orientalism that began sweeping through Europe in the late nineteenth century. This book was published shortly after Hearn's death in September 1904. In brown cloth with gilt lettering and a Japanese device. A brilliant copy of a book rarely seen in this condition. (BAL 7941).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        GREEN MANSIONS

      1904. London: Duckworth & Co., 1904. Original olive green cloth, beveled. First Edition of Hudson's best-known work, a mystical romance taking place in the tropical jungles of Venezuela.~It is in the form of a first-person narrative to a friend by Abel Guevaz de Argensola, who has returned to civilization after having been a political refugee in Venezuela. He fled to the wilderness of the upper reaches of the Orinoco River and lived among the Indian tribes. He explored a forest that the Indians were afraid to enter and there heard a beautiful voice that stayed near him; the owner remained unseen. The Indians warned him that it was the voice of the Didi's daughter (the Didi was an evil spirit). Abel discovered that the voice in fact belonged to a shy and beautiful girl who stopped him from killing a snake; she protected all living creatures. He followed the girl and suffered a serious fall... [CGEL]~Hudson himself had been born and raised (by American parents) in Argentina, but because of ill health in his twenties he had to leave the tropics for England.~GREEN MANSIONS was adapted for the screen in 1959, directed by Mel Ferrer and starring Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Hopkins.~This copy is in the less common first binding state, lacking the publisher's blind-stamped device on the rear cover; as soon as this inadvertant omission was noticed, all subsequent copies (in our experience a considerable majority) were so blind-stamped. This is a handsome copy, fine except slight cracking of the rear endpaper and the usual minor darkening of the spine. Payne A23a. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        STORIES OF RED HANRAHAN

      Dundrum: The Dun Emer Press, 1904.. Linen-backed boards, paper labels on spine and upper board. Fore corners bumped, spine and label a bit darkened, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. One of five hundred copies printed. Inscribed two days prior to publication: "Miss Horniman from her friend WB Yeats May 13, 1905." Horniman, the daughter of a wealthy tea merchant, joined the Order of the Golden Dawn in January 1890, the context in which she first met Yeats. In later years, Horniman was the primary patron of the Abbey Theatre and served, for a time, as Yeats's amanuensis. For a substantial account of her connection with Yeats, see pp. 709-713 of LETTERS III. WADE 59. MILLER 4.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      This vintage set of prints comes from the very first edition of Maria Kirk?s wonderful colour-plate version of Lewis Carroll?s Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland, published in 1904 ? well over 100 years ago. (I have provided a scan of the original book cover for reference purposes, below.)All the illustrations include Alice herself, with various other characters also depicted: the Cheshire Cat, Duchess, Cook, pig, baby, flamingo, hedgehogs and playing-card gardeners. I will be including all the original captioned guards with the prints; one of the plates (the original frontispiece to the book) still has the captioned tissue guard attached.Dimensions Image area (including coloured border) approximately 6.3 x 4.5 inches (16 x 11.5 cm) each.Paper size approximately 8 x 5.7 inches (20.3 x 14.4 cm). Image areas very clean,apart from small stain to Alice?s face. Gardener print with crease running up left-hand side of image; any other creases, tears and marks confined to margins, as per scans. Note that these plates have been salvaged from a copy in very poor condition ? incomplete and past repair.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions]
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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (1904 Reprint Edition in Rare Original Dust Jacket)

      London: Macmillan & Company, 1904. "Lewis Carroll" aka Dodgson, C[harles] L[utwidge]. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London: Macmillan and Company, 1904. 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. A FINE and remarkably fresh copy of the 126th edition (some foxing throughout) IN THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL 1904 DUST JACKET (just a few little chips to the edges here and there). Macmillan dust jackets of this vintage are scarce but those initially attached to children's books are particularly uncommon.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine/Fine. Illus. by John Tenniel.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        Collection of Early 1900s Comics or Funny Pages from the New York Herald, including Buster Brown, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Betsy Bouncer and Her Doll, Little Sammy Sneeze, Buddy Tucker, and More

      New York, 1904-1908. Ephemera. Very Good. Collection of more than 60 funny pages from the New York Herald, most of the them full-color, always the complete page, separated from the rest of the section, but preserving the entire comic. Paper acidiried and very brittle, with tears and chips along the edges, but colors remain bright, pages are generally whole, and worthy of preservation. The collection includes 31 BUSTER BROWN strips by Richard Felton Outcault, from August 7, 1904 to May 24, 1908; 16 LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND strips by Winsor McKay, from November 5, 1905 to May 24, 1908; and 13 pages with 2 strips per page, August 14, 1904 to August 27, 1905, featuring Little Sammy Sneeze by Winsor McKay, Betsy Bouncer and Her Doll by Tom Tucker, and Buddy Tucker by Richard Felton Outcault. A miscellany of other newspaper sheets are also included, where the discerning reader may find some gems: a full-page ad for whiskey, a few strips of Foxy Grandpa and Stranger Than Fiction, a few fashionable ladies, a 4-page comic section from the New York World Telegram, Weekend Edition, October 10, 1936, and 3 covers from the The World's Sunday Comic Weekly, 1898 and 1899, featuring a political cover by Outcault, and another political cover by an unidentified artist, "The New 1899 Crop of United States Senators, Large Purses and Little Men." A rich collection. Sold as is.

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        The History Of Portrait Miniatures

      London: George Bell & Sons, 1904. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. decorated green cloth. Teg. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 214 & 211 pages. Folio, 39 x 30 cm. 104 plates with lettered tissue guards, most plates with multiple images. Index of Artists Whose Works are Illustrated. Limited edition, one of 520 copies printed at the Chiswick Press. ARNTZEN/RAINWATER M27. "A standard work on portrait miniatures. Covers the period 1531-1860." Compiles a comprehensive account of the art of miniature portrait painting as exhibited in the great collections of England and the Continent with narrative history of the chief exponents of the art. Interior contents -- text and plates -- clean and bright, modest extremity rubbing, backstrips chipped head and foot, covers and spines elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        East India (Tibet) British Parliamentary Papers 1904-1910

      London: HMSO, 1904 Book. Near Fine. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. London: HMSO, 1904-1910. First Edition With Two Signed Letters by Younghusband & Macdonald. Folio. x, iv, xxvi, xvi, 314, 29, 3, 277, 229 pp. With a large folding map. Period style navy gilt tooled half straight-grained morocco with navy cloth boards. A near fine copy. Sir Francis Younghusband. Autograph Letter Signed "FE Younghusband" to Colonel Nisbet [Headed notepaper] Bowood, Calne, Wilts, 15 Jan. 1905. Soldier, diplomatist, explorer, geographer, and mystic (see DNB). Three pages, 8vo, good condition. He thanks Nisbet for a dinner and the trouble he had taken "to gather together so many representative Anglo-Indians. It went off wonderfully well and I am most grateful to you for having got together such a welcome for me." He is having a "jolly time in one of the most delightful of the 'stately homes of England [Bowood House]'" He expects to return to London to see all his friends. Note: his mission to Tibet was in 1903-4, so he was in the recovery period, perhaps even just returned. His correspondent, Nisbet, preceded him as Resident in Kashmir. The dinner was presumably a celebration of his mission. He was staying in the country house, Bowood, of Lord Lansdowne, eminent statesman and sometime Viceroy of India which he mentions above as if contrasting it with Tibet. [With] Sir James Ronald Leslie Macdonald. Autograph Letter Signed "JRL Macdonald" to "Sir Reginald". Burton's Hotel, 29 Queen Anne's St., S.W. 27 May 1905. Major-General, on Younghusband expedition to Tibet in 1903. Four pages, 8vo, some staining but mainly good condition, note in another hand (prob. Sir Reginald's giving details of writer and underlining the passage about Lady Macdonald's health. "... The 7th July will do excellently for the presentation of the Thibet plate. / I have directed [Con & Co?] to send round a circular to the officers concerned informing them of the date & asking all who can attend to send their names to the [?] President. ...[Lady Macdonald's health and his inability to visit] Have you read Col. Waddell's book 'Lhasa & its Mysteries.' It is the best book on the Thibet show. / I got into Percival Landon's black books owing to enforcing the Press Censorship Rules & he appears to have run down the Military side of the Expedition in consequence. / However I think the proper authorities all know how much of the success was due to the military & how little to the Political..." The papers comprise: PAPERS RELATING TO TIBET, Cd 1920. 1904 - large folding map (Routes between Tibet and India), x.314pp; FURTHER PAPERS RELATING TO TIBET (In continuation of Cd 1920) Cd 2054. 1904. iv.29pp; FURTHER PAPERS RELATING TO TIBET, No III. (In continuation of Cd 2054) Cd 2370. 1905. xxvi.277pp; FURTHER PAPERS RELATING TO TIBET (In continuation of Cd 2370) Cd 5240. 1910. xvi.229pp. Here is to be found the background to the 1904 Mission, reports from Nepal of Tibetan attacks on yaks, warnings to the Russian ambassador of the contemplation of the Mission, conversations with Russian ambassadors and Chinese Government, Younghusband's reports of the Mission's progress, etc. Note (DNB account): "In that year (1903) the government of India decided to dispatch a political mission to Tibet under (Sir) Francis Younghusband, in order to counter Russian intrigues and to stabilize relations with Tibet by means of a treaty. Lord Kitchener, commander-in-chief in India, selected Macdonald to command the military escort. The party crossed the Jelep pass and entered Tibet on 12 December 1903. The journey was broken by several engagements with the Tibetans, who resisted the advance of the mission during the next four months, especially in the neighbourhood of Gyantse. The last stage of the march began on 13 July 1904, and on 3 August the mission arrived at Lhasa, where a treaty was duly concluded. For this arduous campaign, Macdonald was awarded the K.C.I.E. And received the medal and clasp of the expedition.".

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        Nostromo. A Tale Of The Seaboard

      London, Harper and Bros. 1904., 1904. FIRST EDITION. FIRST ISSUE. 8vo., pp. 480. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and wave-pattern motif. Cloth slightly rubbed to joints, minor edgewear, light wear to spine ends. In a blue cloth clamshell box with black leather title label. Very good indeed. First issue copies have p.187 mis-numbered. Conrad's masterpiece: a tale of money, love and revolutionary politics. Wise, p.10. Listed in 'The Novel 100' (Burt, 2004), also in The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels (2003)

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        Ellen Glasgow The Deliverance Signed First Edition

      Doubleday, Page, & Co., 1904. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Glasgow, Ellen. The Deliverance Signed First Edition First Printing. Doubleday, Page & Co., 1904. Signed and lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free end page. Inscribed to noted Southern female author Marie Gordon Pryor Rice and reads To the friend whom I love and have never seen, M. Gordon Pryor rice, from Ellen Glasgow. For there are hours in which the souls may meet and understand although the bodies be absent. New York. January 23rd, 1904. A romance of the Virginia tobacco fields. With illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover. Hardcover with red boards. Binding lightly soiled and extremities rubbed. Good condition. Published by Doubleday, Page, & Co.

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        A Western Trip

      [Detroit: [Herold Press] for private circulation only, [1904]. First edition. 8vo. 12 mounted full-page color photographs (photochromes by the Detroit Publishing Company from negatives) by William Henry Jackson and 18 smaller mounted black and white photographs in text. 91 pp. Original dark brown russia, upper board pictorial gilt, t.e.g., fore edge uncut, done from leather from Scmidt's own tannery. Spine slightly toned, some mild foxing, offsetting from inscription. Very good copy of an uncommon sporting and Western Americana title. Streeter sale, lot 4123, vol. VII, p. 2864 (1969); Howes S-170; Eberstadt 133:975 "extremely difficult to come by."; Taylor, Traveling thru Wonderland pp. 40-41. Not in Bruns, Heller, Litchfield, Phillips, Wetzel . With PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION in ink opposite title page "Irving Drew/from/ Carl E.Schmidt/ Christmas 1904." With loosely inserted T.L.S. dated 21 December 1904, presenting this copy (with envelope). This lavishly produced record of a sporting trip to Yellowstone takes the form of the diary of Detroit industrialist a "tannery magnate" Carl Schmidt, and includes a section on fishing. Chapter 9, pp. 63-72, is entitled "A Fishing Trip." The color pictures are photochrome prints after photographs by William Henry Jackson who, as the official photographer of the Hayden Survey in the 1870s, took the first photographs of Yellowstone. The photochrome process was invented in Switzerland, and the American rights were purchased by the Detroit Publishing Company around 1895. Jackson served as a director of the newly-created Photochrom Company subsidiary, and praised the photochrome process in his memoirs as a "process hardly improved today." The black and white photographs are by members of the party

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        A WESTERN TRIP

      [Detroit]: For private circulation only, [1904].. 91pp., including thirty photographic views (twelve are full-page mounted color photochrome prints; the other eighteen are small in-text black and white photographs). Small quarto. Original gilt pictorial light brown leather, red silk endpapers. Minor shelf wear. A bit of light offsetting from the color photographs. Near fine. A presentation copy, warmly inscribed by Schmidt on the front free endpaper to the Hoeft family of Rogers City, Michigan. Paul Hoeft was a Michigan lumber magnate who donated land on Lake Huron to the state of Michigan in 1922, which became Hoeft State Park. A remarkable book, printed in a very small number for private circulation, and featuring a number of original photographic prints. Schmidt, his daughter, and two friends left Chicago for Wyoming and the West in the summer of 1901. They spent several weeks in Yellowstone, and Schmidt recounts their adventures in great detail, with descriptions of the park, their hiking expeditions, the characters they encountered, and more. One chapter is devoted to a fishing trip, and the final chapter describes a visit to a mine in Montana. The color pictures are photochrome prints after photographs by William Henry Jackson, who, as the official photographer of the Hayden Survey in the 1870s, took the first photographs of Yellowstone. The photochrome process was invented in Switzerland, and the American rights were purchased by the Detroit Publishing Company around 1895. Jackson served as a director of the newly- created Photochrom Company subsidiary, and praised the photochrome process in his memoirs as a "process hardly improved today." The pictures ably convey the natural beauty of the region that became America's first national park. The black and white photographs were taken by Schmidt and his companions and show the sites they visited, including several candid shots of Yellowstone. This is the scarce second edition, with the black and white photographs printed onto the text leaves. The original photochrome prints are mounted. "Printed in a few copies...An interesting journal of the Yellowstone Country, and because of the circumstances of its printing, extremely difficult to come by" - Eberstadt. Scarce and quite interesting. HOWES S170, "aa." STREETER SALE 4123. EBERSTADT 136:667d. STREETER SALE 4123. TRAVELING THRU WONDERLAND, pp.40-41.

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        The Poets' Corner

      William Heinemann, London 1904 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF THE CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 1861-1865 (COMPLETE IN SEVEN VOLUMES)

      Government Printing Office 1904-05, Washington - Six volumes have clean marbled boards; leather spines with gilt titles; marbled endpaper and page edges. Volume 6 only, full leather; raised bands with gilt title. Front hinge cracked with cover firmly attached. Texts tight, clean & intact. February 1, 1904 ordered to be printed. 1-4 published in 1904; 5-7 published in 1905. From the personal library of noted author & historian, Colonel Virgil Young Cook. From the ages of 14-16 he fought for the Confederacy in the Kentucky Calvary & Infantry under Gen. N. B. Forest. He later served as Colonel of the 2nd Arkansas Regiment during the War with Spain. Military, Civil War ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Novels

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

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        ALEXANDER'S FEAST; OR, THE POWER OF MUSIC. A SONG IN HONOUR OF ST. CECELIA

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

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        Hadrian the Seventh. A Romance

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

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        [Lefler, Heinrich and Joseph Urban] Deutsche Gedenkhalle Bilder aus der vaterlandischen Geschichte

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

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        In Unknown Africa

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

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        La Paix. L'Assiette au Beurre

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

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        Ladies' Golf,

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

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        The Novels, Romances and Memoirs of Alphonse Daudet

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

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

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

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

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

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

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

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

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

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        Un Mazzetto Scelto di Certi Fioretti del Glorioso Poverello di Cristo San Francesco di Assisi Insieme col Cantico al Sole del Medesimo

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

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        The Wolf-Leader. Newly translated by Afred Allinson

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

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        The People's Rights

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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