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        Les pénates d'argile *

      Ch.Eggimann, Genève (2.1904). - Relié demi parchemin à coins, papier à motif polychrome répété sur les plats, bordé d'un filet doré, couverture illustrée et dos conservés, pièce de titre en brun avec typographie et tête or. Ce rare et fragile recueil, surtout en si bel état, est en quelque sorte le manifeste de la nouvelle littérature romande. Ramuz, Adrien Bovy et les frères Cingria y publient parmi leurs premiers textes, Charles-Albert sous le majestueux pseudonyme de Adalbert d'Aigues-Belles. Le premier ouvrage intégralement de Cingria ne paraîtra que deux ans plus tard, une introuvable plaquette d'humeur consacrée à l'Esperanto.Livre fondamental donc, publié à la même enseigne que et après l'inaugural "Petit village" de Ramuz.Notre exemplaire, remarquablement conservé par la reliure, d'un goût tout ramuzien qui rime avec parchemin, provient de la bibliothèque du Comte Alain de Suzannet, comme en témoigne son ex-libris au contreplat.Sur demande volume broche propret non truffé.[Bringolf 3] Édition originale. L'un des 400 exemplaires du tirage unique.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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      Portland, OR: J.K. Gill Co., 1904 The farm, irrigation, fishing, ranch, range, orchard, hop yard and timber resources are dealt with in detail. Supplies practical answers to questions usually asked by those interested in migrating to Oregon. 191 pages. Smith: Pacific Northwest Americana 7215. Spine paper and edgewear to fragile front paper cover professionally repaired. A very good plus copy.. First edition. Pictorial paper cover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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      Tokyo : T. [Takejiro] Hasegawa [1904, 1905, 1914] The complete set of three volumes of color woodblock reproductions of Hiroshige illustrations. Each volume features twelve interior color woodblocks on high quality tannish hosho paper folded over stiffener paper, plus a titled illustration on the front cover and an untitled illustration on the rear cover. Each is laid within its original professionally repaired card box. The three silk tied booklets are fine and bright. An exceptional set seldom found complete.. First edition. Oblong paper. Illus. by Ando Hiroshige.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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      London: A. H. Bullen, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. An altogether Very Good and intriguing copy. Original green linen-backed gray paper boards with paper spine label. Wade 56. Published in March 1904. This copy while not signed by the author is INSCRIBED by him on the front endpaper: "To MD/for her [his?] birthday/Mar 1904." An educated guess is that MD might stand for the actress Miss Darragh [Florence Laetitia (Dallas) Darragh), an established figure on the London stage who appeared in the Dublin 1906 production of Yeats's plays DEIRDRE and THE SHADOWY WATERS and of whom Yeats thought very highly. Another possibility is Michael Davitt, the Irish Nationalist, whose birthday was on the 25th of March and who died in 1906. Adding to the intrigue is an old pencil note in an unidentified hand on the front pastedown: "pres. copy for Stephen Gwynn." Gwynn, author and Irish nationalist, was a champion for Yeats. According to the DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY, "In spite of his book IRISH LITERATURE AND DRAMA (1936) and some early association with the Irish Players in London, Gwynn himself had little to do with drama, and stood apart from the fame and influence of the Abbey Theatre." Perhaps the most likely possibility is the illustrator and playwright Mabel Dearmer, a very close friend of Gwynn's who died while serving as a nurse in World War I. Gwynn wrote a memoir of her in Dearmer's posthumously published LETTERS FROM A FIELD HOSPITAL. Thus the pencil note related to Gwynn could refer to his receiving the book from Dearmer or from a member of her family after her death.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        La Voile latine. Publiée sous les auspices de la section des Lettres de la Classe des Beaux-Arts, Société des Arts de Genève. Tome I, II, III, IV et V. Avec un comptes rendus des conférences de la classe des Beaux-Arts de la Société des Arts de Genève, 1904 - 1905. (20 pages).

      Imprimerie W. Kümdig & Fils - A. Jullien, éditeur 1904 - 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909, Genève - Bourg de Four, - 252 + 20 + 303 + 204 + 214 + 208 pages, Rousseurs marginales. Couverture du tome I détachée et coiffes du tome V légèrement abimés, autrement bon état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        Our Poultry and All About Them: Their Varieties, Habits, Mating, Breeding, Selection and Management for Pleasure and Profit

      London.: Hutchinson.. No date. Ca. 1904.. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES. 36 color plates, black and white plates and in-text illustrations 442(818)pp, 11 x 9 1/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Covers extremities quite rubbed, light soiling to covers, a number of plates are loose, a few have soft corner creases or an occasional short edge tear; overall very good, clean condition with bright color plates. A 1904 announcement from Hutchinson describes Weir's volume as "The greatest work on poultry ever projected." It states that the book is to be published "in 13 fortnightly parts" and further observes of the author: "Mr. Harrison Weir's life-long experience as a breeder, exhibitor, and judge of poultry entitles him to the foremost place as an authority on the subject. His new book "Our Poultry," is the work of a practical man whose labours as an artist and journalist have received universal recognition, and it is no exaggeration to say that his illustrations far surpass in beauty and fidelity any pictures of poultry that have been published...; this work can certainly be called his magnum opus." Who's Who (Macmillan) in 1905 observed in their profile of Weir: "'Our Poultry and All About Them,' the writing and illustrating of which occupied his attention for upwards of 20 years, [is] for its size...unique as the work of one man, author and illustrator, there being over 600,000 words of letterpress, 37 (sic) richly printed coloured pictures, and over 350 black and white drawings..." Weir's two-volume work is relatively uncommon in a complete state, as it was issued in installments to be bound when the series was complete. This set has been bound without a title page or table of contents (presumably issued with one of the parts) and there is no index (the latter likely as published). Some of the curious features, which might be described as comprising an appendix to the volumes, include Curatives and Medicines derived from poultry; Shrove Tuesday Customs involving Poultry; Cock-Crowing; Spurs; Poultry Markets; Superstitions and Omens; Proverbs, Axioms, Sayings, Etc., followed by a Glossary. .

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        The Issues at Stake

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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      Geneva,. 1904-5. FT) Original Newspaper. 4to. Most issues are 16 pages each. In Russian. Title translates to English as, “Social Democrat: Labor Newspaper. ” There were, of course, numerous publications titled “Rabochaya Gazeta; ” This incarnation, published in exile in Geneva in the period leading up to the Revolution of 1905, appears to be quite scarce. CONTENTS: Klass Protiv Klassa [Class Against Class] --- Mezhdunarodnyy Sotsialisteskiy Sezd v Amsterdame [International Socialist Congress in Amsterdam] ---Politicheskaya Stachka Ital’yanskikh Rabochnikh [Politicial Strike of the Italian Workers] --- Posledniy Tsar’ [Last Tsar] --- Revolyutsionnaya Rabota v Chernomorskom Flot [Revolutionary Work in the Black Sea Float] --- Ofitsery I Soldaty v Revolyutsii [Officers and Soldiers in the Revolution] . No listings on OCLC. Pages tanned with wear along edges. Some closed tears but no loss of text. Good+ Condition. Very Rare. (RUS-11-22A) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Ladies' Golf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The People's Rights

      This is the first edition, first state of this striking, scarce, and fragile early collection of Churchill's speeches. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. In 1910, when The People's Rights was published, Winston Churchill was a powerful political force and a member of the Cabinet. From December 3-11, 1909 Churchill was on the campaign trail on behalf of the Liberals. The People's Rights is a distillation of these nine days of speeches, criticizing the House of Lords (which had rejected Liberal Government's budget, thus precipitating the campaign) and championing Free Trade, a graduated income tax, luxury tax, and surtaxes on unearned income. Churchill's efforts were not wasted; as a result of the election, the Liberals would achieve a slim majority and passage of their budget. The People's Rights was published in an exceptionally perishable form, in bright yellow-orange paper wraps (with a halftone photo of Churchill on the cover) and printed on cheap, pulp paper. Consequently few copies survive, and wear, losses, and general deterioration is common to those copies that endure. There are two states of this first and only printing. The first state features and Appendix and an Index (at pages 149-152), while the second replaces the Index with a second Appendix. Here is the desirable first edition, first state. Given the inherent fragility of the edition, this copy is in very good condition - highly complete and unrestored. Notably, the spine remains almost fully intact, with the usual wrinkling, but with all lettering fully preserved and only trivial chipping at the spine ends and hinges. Both covers remain firmly attached and the binding remains square. The striking front cover is complete apart from a .75 x .5 inch loss at the lower corner, claiming only most of the second "N" in London. The rear cover is likewise highly complete, though with wrinkling at both corners. There is a .75 inch closed tear at the lower corner and some tiny closed tears along the edges. Both covers show modest overall soiling but remain bright. The contents are browned as usual, but complete. The book is preserved in a beautiful half leather clamshell case featuring red morocco spine and corners over crimson cloth boards. The case has a rounded spine with raised and gilt stamped bands, gilt ruled compartments, and gilt stamped title, author's name, and date, as well as gilt ruled transitions on the covers. Condition of the case is excellent, with virtually no wear. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A31.2, Woods/ICS A16(aa), Langworth p.97.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        SAND-BURIED RUINS OF KHOTAN. Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological & Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan

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

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

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

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        The Poets&#39; Corner

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

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

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        Sebastian Melmoth

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

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

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

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        Royal and Historic Gloves and Shoes

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

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

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

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        [Title Page] Our Village

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Land of Oz

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

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        Links of Love, A Story of the Riviera

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

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        Rights of Trains on Single Track

      The Railroad Gazette, New York 1904 - A complete examination for emloyes on the standard code and other recommended train rules. Believe to be leather wraps, with 1/3" chip missing from bottom spine. Opposite title page signed and stamped from previous owner. 1" x 1/4" age/damage to bottom page. Contents and introduction page with child's pencil scribbling. Text and illustrations very good. Gold gilt to exterior pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Take Five Books]
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        The Works of Benjamin Disraeil, Earl of Beaconsfield - 20 vols

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

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        Mr. Churchill on the Aliens Bill

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

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        Histoire d?un Merle Blanc

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

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        With Louis Wain to Fairyland

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

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

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        The Russo-Japanese War. Fully Illustrated. KINKODO EDITION COMPLETE IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

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

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