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

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

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        Complete Writings of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The

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

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne with Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles IN TWENTY-TWO VOLUMES. Old Manse Edition

      Boston.: Houghton Mifflin and Company.. 1904.. Black and white plates with titled tissue guards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, lvii+323+343, xxiv+326, xxvi+345+360, xxiv+381, xxiv+467, xxxii+354, xxvi+294+359,xxi+517 (index), xxiv+360, xiv+515, xvii+433, xv+405, xii+323, xv+439, xiv+585 (index), viii+425+436+421+459 (index), 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, gilt lettered decorative leather spine and leather corners with marbled paper covered boards (hardbound). Occasional very minor signs of wear to covers of a few volumes, 1 inch tear to page 290 of Volume 9; overall the set is in very good to fine condition. Extremely goodlooking and very well preserved set of twenty two volumes including: Twice-Told Tales Told in Two Volumes, The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales, Mosses from an Old Manse Told in Two Volumes, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun or the Romance of Monte Beni Told in Two Volumes, Our Old Home, The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair and Biographical Stories, A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys and Tanglewood Tales, The Dolliver Romance and Kindred Tales, Doctor Grimshawe's Secret, Tales and Sketches, Miscellanies Biographical and Other Sketches and Letters, Passages from the American-Notebooks, Notes of Travel in Four Volumes. The illustrations represent a diversity of American illustrators of the time including B. West Clinedinst, Clyde O. DeLand, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Frederick McCormick, A.I. Keller, Howard Pyle, Frank T. Merrill, Maude Cowles, Sarah S. Stilwell, and attractive plates of cathedrals and scenic Europe. .

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        Ghost-Stories of an Antiquary

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

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        A Western Trip

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

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        The Works of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Histoire de L'Empereur; raconte dans une grange par un vieux soldat

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The Waverley Novels - [The 1st Dryburgh Edition Complete in 25 Volumes]

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

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      The Century Company NY: The Century Company, 1904. Small quarto. xii, 270 pp. First edition. Illustrated with 52 plates, twenty-six of which are from paintings and drawings by Maxfield Parrish. Both Wharton and Parrish traveled to Italy for this project, which was first serialized in The Century Magazine. According to Coy Ludwig, this book "provided an avenue of expression for Parrish's architectural interests, as well as for his growing desire to paint landscapes." Few very light scuffs to back cover, minute bumps to corners of front cover, else a very fine copy in dark green cloth with bright gilt cover medallion. With rare original prospectus laid in.

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens. First Edition. Maxfield Parrish Illustrations

      The Century Co., 1904. First. Other Other. Good. Edith Wharton & Maxfield Parrish (illustrator). Features 52 illustrations with 25 of them by renowned artist Maxfield Parrish. Hardcover. Green boards. Pictorial front in color and gilt. Gilt on spine. Boards moderately bumped and rubbed. Tightly bound. Occasional brown spotting on the interior. Good condition. Published by The Century Co., 1904

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York: Century Club, 1904.. First Edition. Quarto, original dark green cloth. Wonderfully illustrated with drawings, photographs, and 26 full-color plates by Maxfield Parrish. In very good condition. Overall a bright copy.

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        THE OLD TESTAMENT and THE LIFE OF OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. Theodore Roosevelt Gives a Bible to his Hometown Library

      New York: M De Brunoff Art Publisher and Doubleday & McClure Co, 1904 and 1899. Hardcover. Some rubbing and scratching to covers. Second volume of THE LIFE with about a dozen pages damaged due to adhesion. Very Good with a most interesting Theodore Roosevelt connection. J. James Tissot. Four folio (10-1/2" x 14") volumes bound in matching full green morocco with gilt lettering on the spines and five raised bands; silk endpapers and pastedowns; thick gilt-decorated morocco-bordered doublures with silk centers and endpapers; all edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous full-page plates in two states, color and black-and-white, as well as scores of color and black-and-white text illustrations. This beautiful edition is much desired for its illustrations. Here it is in a luxurious binding, and what makes this set exceptional is the SIGNED INSCRIPTION as President on the front blank of THE OLD TESTAMENT: "To/the Oyster Bay Library/with the regards of/Theodore Roosevelt/July 9th 1906." An outstanding presentation to his hometown library from a President not particularly prone to outward expressions of faith. Roosevelt valued the Bible: "It would be a great misfortune for our people if they ever lost the Bible as one of their habitual standards and guides in morality (OUTLOOK, 27 May 1911, p. 223). But he valued the health of his country even more: "I believe in absolutely non-sectarian public schools. It is not our business to have the Protestant Bible or the Catholic Vulgate or the Talmud read in those schools (Letter to Michael Schaap, 22 February 1915, published in THE MEMORIAL EDITION OF THE WORKS OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT, Volume XXIV, p. 422). In his later life (he died in 1902) Tissot abandoned his usual subjects and turned to religious topics, treating them with a degree of topographical and archeological allusion. In the 1982 exhibition catalogue of Biblical paintings of J. James Tissot at the Jewish Museum, Gert Schiff pointed out that the artist "felt free to change people's ages, to introduce motifs that were not strictly Biblical, and in general to skirt the drudgery of replication. Imaginative truth, not reconstructed 'literal truth,' was what he was after. If he thought that brass instruments would add a Berliozian note to the ram's horn trumpets that brought down the walls of Jericho, he put them in. If he thought that it made better sense if Cain was twice as old as Abel, he went ahead. If he thought that mouth to mouth resuscitation would have been just the thing for Elijah when he wanted to raise the widow's son from the dead, he went ahead with that, too, even if it did rather take away from the miracle.

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        THE HOUR-GLASS. CATHLEEN NI HOULIHAN, THE POT OF BROTH: BEING VOLUME TWO OF PLAYS FOR AN IRISH THEATRE

      London: A.H. Bullen, 1904.. Cloth backed boards, paper spine label, edges untrimmed. Spine label darkened and soiled, minor soiling to edges, a trace of foxing to endsheets, but a very good copy. Half morocco slipcase. First British edition. An important association copy, inscribed by Yeats in the month of publication on the front free endsheet: "George Russell from his friend the writer -- March, 1904". During his life, Yeats formed few literary friendships from which he received as much as he gave. One of the foremost was his association with the poet George William Russell. "A.E. was my oldest friend," he confided to an admirer on Russell’s death in 1935, "We began our work together." WADE 53.

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        TA NOMISMATA TOU KRATOUS TON PTOLEMAION, tomoi 4 = Die Muenzen der Ptolemaeer, 4 Bande [THE COINS OF THE PTOLEMIES, 4 vols.]

      Buchdruckerei von P.D. Sakellarios 1904-1908 // Reprint: Athen 2004-2005. Brand new. Bilingual (gr-de); a good photomechanical reprint of the first edition of this classic work on numismatics. Four big volumes, clothbound, 25X34 cm, fst' cols. + 2 pp. + 324 pp. + LII cols. + 622 cols. + 80 cols + 64 b/w plates. VOL. 1: MEROS PROTON: EISAGOGE - Aponome kai katataxis. Bibliographia . French summary. VOL. 2: PERIGRAPHE TON NOMISMATON. VOL. 3: PLATES. VOL. 4 (Uebersetzt von W. Barth): Zuteilung und Einordnung der Muenzen der Ptolemaeer.

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        The Kingdom of Twilight

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, , 1904. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and both boards in dark green, green topstain. Spine tanned with chips to ends, covers worn and somewhat marked, tear to the top edge of pages 203-226, affecting text block. Withal a good copy, holding and, but for the tear, internally fresh. First edition, first impression of Forrest Reid's rare first novel, from the Fisher Unwin First Novel Library.

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        PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED

      Photograph. Dampstaining nearly entirely restricted to the margins and mostly visible on the rear, hardly affecting the photograph and not touching Howe's signature. Very Good. A fairly large image (7-1/4" x 9-1/4") mounted on 10" x 13" stiff board with the photographer's stamp at the bottom center "Alman & Co./436 Fifth Ave., N.Y./and Newport, R.I." depicting an elderly Howe holding a baby and surrounded by three family members including her two daughters who wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning biography of their mother. SIGNED in ink below the image: "Julia Ward Howe/Jan. 26th, 1904." The verso of the photograph is SIGNED by one of those daughters, Laura Richards: "Mrs. Henry Richards/Gardiner, Maine. Howe, active in the women's suffrage movement, is perhaps best known as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," written at night near the beleaguered capital of Washington at the beginning of the Civil War. It earned her the grand total of $5 upon its publication in THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY along with the added bonus of instant and lasting fame. Later she became president of the New England Woman Suffrage Association as well as the Association of the Advancement of Women. Howe was honored as the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1908, two years before her death at 91. Signed photographs of Howe are quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais, The

      1904. W. Heath Robinson’s “Gargantua and Pantagruel,”“with Visions of Hell That are Truly Horrific”[ROBINSON, W. Heath, illustrator]. RABELAIS, François. The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais Doctor in Physick Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds & Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel…Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson. In Two Volumes. London: Grant Richards, 1904.First trade issue of “this extravagant edition” (Beare). Two quarto volumes (11 3/16 x 8 3/4 inches; 285 x 223 mm.). xlii, [1, blank], [1, illustration], 377, [1, blank]; xliv, 350, [2, blank] pp. Photogravure frontispiece in each volume, with tissue guard. Volume I with fifty-five full-page illustrations, fifty-nine grotesque heads, and twenty-six other small drawings or vignettes, all in line block. Volume II with forty-three full-page illustrations, thirty-five grotesque heads, and thirty-four other small drawings or vignettes , all in line block. Title page printed in black and red.Original white buckram pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers printed in brick red. Covers a little bit dust soiled, front hinge of each volume expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Otherwise a near fine set.“[Robinson’s] largest and most ambitious project to date…was The Works of Rabelais which was published in two large volumes containing a hundred full page illustrations and well over a hundred smaller drawings and vignettes…It is the full page drawings that are the most original, with visions of hell that are truly horrific, and a raw power and earthiness in the drawings that is exactly in tune with Rabelais’ narrative style. These drawings must have influenced illustrators who followed and many of them bring to mind the work of Mervyn Peake forty years later” (Beare, p. 23). “The last serious piece of illustration that [Robinson] undertook in this first phase of his book illustrating career” (Lewis, p. 83).Beare 35A. Lewis, p. 215.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE BROWN FAIRY BOOK

      Published by Longmans, Green & Co., 1904. 1st edition.. Hardback. Fine. Illustrated by Ford, Henry J.. Fine condition. Specially rebound in modern brown leather binding, with raised bands to spine, title blocks, gilt titles, decorations and borders to covers. Marbled endpapers. All edges are gilt. 8 colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations. Original cloth covers bound in to rear of book. All plates present. A lovely bright, clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        THE NOVELS. Five Volumes. Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey/Persuasion

      Macmillan and co. Ltd. London.,1904-08. FIVE VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS. All reprints of editions originally published between 1895 and 1897. Pride and prejudice Illustrated with 40 full page mono plates by Charles E. Brock. The other 4 volumes each illustrated with 40 full page mono plates by Hugh Thomson. 200 fine line engravings by two of the best book illustrators of the day. Finely bound in early half green calf. Spines with single raised band. Gilt flower design to the bottom three quarters of the spines, the top section lettered and ruled in gilt. Green cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers.Top edges gilt. The blank endpapers suffer from some foxing but the books themselves are all clean and fresh throughout. Some rubbing to the spines but overall a very good, attractively bound set. The bindings aren't signed but are certainly the work of a quality bookbinder.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Mollie's Bunyip

      Melbourne: Robert Jolley; The Atlas Press, 1904. Oblong, red paper covers stapled over internal pages. 25 sheets/leaves excluding red covers but including title page and end page: each sheet with printing on one side only. 11 black and white full page illustrations (including last page with "The End"), plus sepia illustrations in the text. Covers battered with amateur tape repair over spine, small chips and tears to edges,some creases and a 25mm tear to back cover. Last and first pages have slipped from staples, though still attached to covers. Second page and last page have a 1cm tear in their margins. Pencilled owner name on title page, light age speckling to edges and outer pages. Internal pages otherwise in very good condition, lovely example of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's first published book. It was written when Ida was 16 (hence no use of her married name Outhwaite), and the text is hand-written by her older sister Annie. When little Mollie wanders off into the bushland forest, she is watched over and rescued by the kind gentle guiding of a bunyip, the spirit of the forest. A very scarce book indeed, offered for sale on behalf of an elderly collector who has recently moved into smaller accommodation.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        King Koko or the Pretty Princess and the Lucky Lover a Conjuring Entertainment in the Form of a Fairy Tale with Practical Instructions

      London: Chatto & Windus. 1904. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. F First Edition Collectible. H Hard Cover -. Good. SUPERB PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed prior to publication by author: ""Chas. O. Williams With the Author's Kind regards 12 Nov. 1904". Charles O. Williams was a magician, mentioned in Charles T. Jordan's THIRTY CARD MYSTERIES (1919). Jordan credits Charles O. Williams of Cardiff, England for early work on the Riffle Shuffle similar to Jordan's. PRESENTATION COPIES OF WORKS BY PROFESSOR HOFFMANN ARE SELDOM SEEN. Pictorial brown cloth stamped in black (heavy browning and some wear to cloth; spine somewhat cocked; text browned, particularly to endpapers and edges). Signed: I Signed by Author

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        Memories of President Lincoln and Other Lyrics of the War

      Portland, Maine: Mosher, Thomas B. , 1904. Octavo. 41pp. From an edition of 50 numbered copies, this is one of forty offered for sale. Printed on Japan vellum in red and black from the plates of The Bibelot, Vol. 10, June 1904. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, with a facsimile inscription to Horace Traubel, who wrote the Foreword. Contains the four poems that became "Memories of President Lincoln" when they were reprinted together in the 1881 edition of Leaves of Grass. "O Captain! My Captain!" was published seven months after Lincoln's assassination and was Whitman's tribute to the president he greatly admired. This collection also includes seven additional poems inspired by the American Civil War and variously reprinted from Drum-Taps and Leaves of Grass, as well as "Beat! Beat! Drums!", which was published at the beginning of the war and was a rally cry for the Union army. Fine in Japan vellum-covered stiff paper wrappers, with yapp edges at top and fore-edge. Label with information about Abraham Lincoln pasted to rear wrapper. Housed in paper slipcase. Spine of book lightly tanned, and minor soiling on book at location of the slipcase finger hole. Slipcase slightly worn and soiled.

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        Tristram of Lyonesse and other poems

      Thomas Mosher Maine 1904. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. no. 1 of a limitation of 25 printed on Japan Vellum and signed by Thomas Mosher. Title page in red & black. Paper covered stiff card, lacking the card spine, paper cover complete but torn the length of the upper spine. Previous owner's ink {"W R Castle Cleary"} to ffep. VERY SCARCE. (There is a more standard, unsigned limitation of 450)

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        The Works

      New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 1904. Including the Private as well as the Official and Scientific Correspondence. Together with The Unmutilated and Correct Version of the Autobiography. Compiled and Edited by John Bigelow. 12 volumes, octavo. Recent brown morocco, spines gilt in compartments, light brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards and top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispieces. An excellent set. The Federal Edition, the best and most complete edition of the works of Franklin. One of a limited edition of 1000 numbered sets, and very handsomely bound.

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        Middle Temple Records: Minutes of Parliament (3 Vols), Index, A Calendar of The Middle Temple Records & A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars With Brief Biographical Notices. SIX VOLUMES Total

      London: Order of the Masters of the Bench & Butterworth & Co. Books in VERY GOOD condition/NO dust jackets. Vol 1 & 2 copyright 1904, Vol 3 & Index copyright 1905, Calendar of Middle Temple Records copyright 1903, & A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars copyright 1902. All books are very dark green with blind stamped border & the Middle Temple shield on the front in bright gilt & bright, crisp gilt lettering on spines. All books have very small amount of corner,edge & spine end shelf rub & shelf dent. Vol 2 & Calendar have a dark stain on the leading edge of the pages. Index has dampness spots on the back cover. All volumes have previous owner name (university professor of Humanities & English and renowned literary critic) neatly written on top corner of ffep with acquisition information & with 1 or 2 rubber stamped university affiliations underneath. Vol 1 has a penciled notation on top of ffep. Small number written on bottom of ffeps by previous owner & discrete bookstore sticker on bottom edge inside front covers near the spines. Page edges are lightly age tanned. Vol 1 covers 1501-1603; Vol 2 covers 1603 - 1649 & Vol 3 covers 1650 - 1703. Vol 1 &3 also include "An Inquiry Into the Origin and Early History of the Inn" by John Hutchinson, Librarian. The back cover of Notable Middle Templars is lightly scratched. In the front of Notable Middle Templars the previous owner placed a Program for a Dinner to Members of the American Bar Association July 25, 1957 which includes a Menu, Toast List, &The Hosts. On the back of the Program is a short list of Some Notable Events of the Middle Temple. This Program card is stained, rubbed spotted & aged. This Volume contains short biographies of the Members. Vol 1, 2 & 3 has a total of1500 pp, Index has 154 pp, Calendar has 268 pp with Index, & Notable Middle Templars has 284 pp with Index of Members. Pages are clean, tight, unmarked & uncreased. Picture is provided by the seller & is of actual book you will receive. Because of multiple volumes & weight, extra postage of $10.00 for US Non Priority mail is required . US Priority mail will be increased $15.00 (total $23.50). If ordering for shipment to an address other than in the US, books can only be sent via US Postal Service International Priority Shipping & will result in a total shipping cost of $125.00 to Canada, $150.00 elsewhere. Books can not be shipped to Italy or Germany. An e-mail will be sent with an explanation & instructions & you will be sent a request for the additional postage cost (which you must authorize & return to or Biblio) prior to completion & shipment of order. (See Shipping Rates or Terms of Sale for additional information.) . Unstated First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Fishing.

      2 volumes. The Offices of "Country Life", London 1904. 8°. XVIII+526 + XIII+445 pages. Woodcut text illustrations, illustration plates in b/w and colour. Untrimmed in original red cloth bindings with gilt lettering on front boards and spines. Name on front endpaper in each volume. Corners slightly bumped; otherwise fine.. First edition

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        The Poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: With Illustrations from his Own Pictures and Designs. 2 Volumes

      London: Ellis & Elvey, 1904. Hard Cover. 7 of 30 numbered copies with the plates on Japanese vellum. 25 copies were for subscribers and 5 for presentation. A lovely set bound in full vellum. teg. Slight soiling to gilt on fore-edge of Volume II.Beautifully printed, with 18 full page illustrations and frontispieces from Rossetti's paintings and drawings. Each is protected by a tissue guard giving the name of the work. It was noted by bibliographer Colbeck that the poem "After the French Liberation of Italy" was being published for the first time. Vellum binding is in very good condition with just the lightest signs of handling. Gilt title and author to spine, and Rossetti's own design of his initials on front cover. Interior is pristine. Bookplate of Frederick William Brown affixed to each front pastedown. Original blue ribbon placemarks present. Housed in modern green cloth slipcase. Volume I: 227 pages; Volume II: 245 pages. PRERAPH/070910 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Fine.

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        The Poems of... with Illustrations from his own pictures and designs. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by W.M. Rossetti.

      London: Ellis & Elvey 1904.. Two volumes, square 8vo, xxvii, (i), 227, (1); xiii, (iii), 246, (2) pp. 20 plates, later inscription to both fly leaves, marbled endpapers. Bound for William Brown, Edinburgh, in contemporary blue half morocco, gilt spines, t.e.g., some minor rubbing, some marks to the boards otherwise an attractive set. Including valuable notes by the Editor, and including the first publication of the sonnet "After the French Liberation of Italy". Wellbeck II p697. Printed at the Astolat Press, Guildford.

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        Tale of Peter Rabbit, The

      1904. A Fine Early 'Tale of Peter Rabbit' Inscribed at the Time of Publication by Beatrix PotterIn the Exceptionally Rare Printed Glassine Dust JacketPOTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. London: Frederick Warne and Co., [n.d., April or October, 1904]. Second published edition with double page colored endpapers (i.e. seventh or eighth printing). A Presentation Copy, with a contemporary inscription "Violet Medcalfe / from Miss Potter / Xmas 1904." Twelvemo (5 7/16 x 4 1/8 inches; 139 x 106 mm.). 85, [1, printer's slug] pp. Color illustrated end-papers, color frontispiece and twenty-six color illustrations. Dark green boards, white lettered, with pictorial label in color. 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 (1/2 inch) and part of the bottom (1/2 inch) of the jacket spine (including the'n' of the word net in the price) are missing, as well as a small piece (5/8 x 1/2 inch) missing on the top of the back panel at the spine. Overall a very bright, fine copy in a very good example of the exceptionally rare dust jacket. This printed glassine dust jacket is of the utmost rarity with only one example (on a first edition of The Tale of Two Bad Mice London, 1904), having appeared at auction over the past thirty-five years. This jacket was used for this edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and also The Tale of Two Bad Mice.We have never seen another inscribed or even a signed copy of the Warne edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit at auction or listed for sale. We have seen many other signed and inscribed Beatrix Potter titles and indeed have sold several over the years.The printing of The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a little complicated - here is fairly simple explanation:There were two 'Privately Printed' editions which appeared in December 1901 and February 1902. They both had black and white illustrations with the exception of the frontispiece which was printed in color. The first printing (December 1901) of 250 copies in olive-green paper boards had a 'flat-back' spine. The second printing (February 1902) of 200 copies in olive-green paper boards had a 'rounded' spine. After that came the first of the 'Warne' editions which had all of the illustrations in color. The first 'trade' edition of 8,000 copies (October 1902) appeared in gray or brown paper boards; the second and third printings of 12,000 and 8,220 copies (November 1902 and December 1902) appeared in green paper boards. The fourth printing of 8,250 copies (April 1903) had the misprint "wept big tears" changed to "shed big tears" (page 51) and was also bound in green paper boards. All four of these printings had a colored frontispiece, thirty color illustrations, plain leaf-pattern end-papers and the text finished on page 97. At that time the colored pictorial end-papers were introduced and the number of color illustrations in the book was reduced from thirty to twenty-six. The pagination was also changed and the text now finished on page 85. The fifth printing of 10,000 copies (the first with a single-page end-paper design) appeared in October 1903. The sixth printing of 10,000 copies (the first with a double-page end-paper design) appeared in December 1903. The seventh and eighth printings(identical) of 10,000 and 20,000 copies with slightly changed end-paper designs appeared in April and October of 1904. “The charm of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, as Beatrix Potter herself noted, derives in part from the fact that it ‘was written to a child’ in the form of a letter, ‘not made to order’ (Linder, p. 110). Some years later she borrowed this letter to a lame boy to use as the basis for an expanded version of Peter Rabbit’s story with forty-two black-and-white illustrations, of which she had 250 copies privately printed in 1901. The following year it was published with illustrations in the three-color process printed by Edmund Evans. Its success was immense. So familiar did her animal characters become among children that Miss Potter was told how ‘a small boy in church once inquired audibly whether the apostle was Peter Rabbit’ (Linder, p. 92). Her next book, The Tailor of Gloucester of 1902, also was first printed privately, but thereafter she had a large and eager audience for everything she wrote” (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 331A)."After the fourth printing, the picture of Mrs. McGregor and the pie was removed, together with three other pictures including the cover picture, to make room for the new coloured pictorial endpapers..." (Linder, p. 109). "With the introduction of the coloured endpapers, four of the coloured pictures were removed to enable the printer to continue with the same imposition of the sheets" (Linder, p. 422).Quinby 2d. Linder pp. 109, 422.

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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny [Peter Rabbit First Series Number Four]

      London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1904. First Edition, Deluxe Issue. Hardcover. <span style=&#39;font-family: CallunaSans-Regular&#39;> Good/[No dustjacket] </span> A generally presentable copy. <span style=&#39;font-family: CallunaSans-Regular&#39;>All notable faults: </span> Some fading, light to moderate wear on the corners and edges, 15 mm tear with some loss to the edge of the half tile and free front endpapers, previous owner&#39;s inscription (dated April 29th 1905) on the reverse of the free front endpaper and previous owner&#39;s stamp on the front endpaper. Dustjacket not present. <span style=&#39;font-family: CallunaSans-Regular&#39;>Book conservation: </span>Internal repairs to the spine, hinges reinforced with Japanese tissue and some missing or damaged pages have been replaced with pages from standard first printing, which do not have gilt edges. 14512. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, Deluxe Issue [4 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book. [Quinby 6 and Linder p 426]].

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        Diary and Letters of Madame d'Arblay, (1778-1840)

      London: Macmillan and Co 1904 London: Macmillan and Co, 1904. 6 vols., 8vo. As edited by her niece, Charlotte Barrett. With Preface and Notes by Austin Dobson. Illustrated with photogravure portraits, facsimile autographs, and views. Handsomely bound in three quarter red polished calf, marbled paper sides and endpapers, spines richly gilt, black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Slight abrasion to endpaper of volume I, bookplate in each volume. A lovely set, largely unopened . Fanny Burney needs no introduction as the author of "Evelina, "and her diary has been called an "inexhaustible storehouse of amusement and information as to the manners and customs of the eighteenth century." An extremely attractive set

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        Diary and Letters of Madame D&#39;Arblay (1778-1840) as Edited by her Niece Charlotte Barrett

      40) as Edited by her Niece Charlotte Barrett, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The diaries and correspondence of Frances Burney, Madame D&#39;Arblay, in a rather smart, recentfine binding. Complete in Six Volumes. With Preface and Notes by Austin Dobson. With some unopened pages. Frances Burney, 1752 1840, also known as Fanny Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame dArblay, was an English novelist, diarist and playwright. Frances Burney became better known to the world in stages as successive portions of her journals were published after her death. The first instalment, brought out by her niece Charlotte Barrett in 18426, elicited a famous essay by Thomas Macaulay in the Edinburgh Review. For the next century she lived in the eyes of posterity mainly through these vivid portrayals of the life of late Georgian England and post-revolutionary France -DNB. Condition: In a recent half morocco leather binding. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with scattered foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (Autograph Edition) Works of

      Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Co., 1904 AUTOGRAPH EDITION, limited to 612 sets, of 15 volumes each; edited by Thomas R. Lounsbury, each set containing a manuscript leaf from one of Warner&#39;s works tipped in. The present set includes a page from "Backlog Studies." Many of the beautiful engravings are signed in pencil by the artists, Peter Newell, Frank T. Merrill, E.H. Garrett, Seymour Stone and several other noted artists. This set additionally signed by the editor Lounsbury and the publisher. Beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf in full green polished calf, boards triple ruled in gilt, spines fully gilt decorated with maroon morocco onlays and three labels gilt. Inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, all others uncut, and most;y unopened. Mr. Dudley was the editor of the Hartford Courant and many of Dudley&#39;s works are presented here for the first time along with many favorites reprinted. A beautiful set.. LIMITED EDITION. Octavo.

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        The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert

      The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels, Comedies, Sketches and Correspondence with a Critical Introduction by Ferdinand Brunetiere of the French Academy and a Biographical Preface by Robert Arnot. New York: M. Walter Dunne, 1904. Comlete in ten volumes. Limited Edition; The Mazerine Edition. #542 of 750 copies printed. 8vo. (6.25in.x9in., 160mmx230mm). Approx. 300 pages per volume. Mazerine Edition.3/4 red pebble-grained leather with red linen boards. Raised bands with gilt titles to two of six spine compartments. Marbled endpieces. Top edge gilt with others uncut. Custom limitations pages, (2), in color signed by Arnot. Two-three illustrations, including frontispieces, per volume, protected with illustrated tissue. Ornate picturesque title pages in color. Custom initials and tail-pieces.Condition: Light age toning to blank free end papers, else all volumes are fine. Bindings, including text blocks and hinges, are strong, straight, tight, and clean. No chipping, fraying, bumping, rubbing or fading. Leather and gilt are bright. Interiors are fine. No foxing or other inner defects. No signatures or bookplates. Pages are clean and crisp. Illustrations are flawless.

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        La montagne a travers les ages.vol. i : des temps antiques a' la fin du dix-huitieme siecle. vol. ii : la montagne d'aujourd'hui. grenoble/moutiers 1904

      2 voll.bross., cm 29,5x22, pp 559 + 494, 657 ill, 2 antip.fig., 4 tavv. in seppia, 1 in tinta verde, 3 a colori in cromotip. (tutte doppia pag.).

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        Masterpieces selected from the Korin School. With biographical Sketches of the Artists of the School and some critical Descriptions. Vols. I and II [NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER]

      Shimbi Shoin Tokyo: Shimbi Shoin, 1903-1904. First edition. g. Original folding portfolio in heavy raw silk lined with soft blue gold flaked rice paper and with title label in black and red lettering pasted on. Two ivory toggles on cords and receptacles on the opposing side. Each portfolio contains an original decorated fabric binding with Japanese style waves and gold and red lettering on front cover. Two decorative purple ties on front joint. All edges gilt. Decorative endpapers. Each volume signed by the publisher, a limited edition of 1000 copies, these volumes numbered 530 and 517 respectively. About 20 pages of preliminary text in volume I along with a short biography of Korin Ogata. 61 numbered plates in the two volumes including woodcuts and colotypes. This includes a reproductions of a twelve-panel iris screens in stunning color (plates 49 and 50) (the original is in the Nezu Museum). Minor age-wear on portfolios with closed tears along front joints and minor soiling on covers. Portfolios in overall good+, bindings and interior in very good condition.

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        ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS

      1904. 1. (PARRISH,MAXFIELD) illus. ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS by Edith Wharton. NY: Century, 1904. 4to, gilt pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, except for light corner bump and a very few fox spots on tissue guards, a Fine bright copy. 1st edition. Beautiful cover by Parrish plus 26 stunning full page color and black and whites by him as well. A lovely copy of book that is collected for Wharton's text as well as for the illustrations.

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        Radio-Activity.

      Cambridge University Press, 1904. Fine hcalf, raised bands, gilt lettering. Probably with renewed spine. On both covers a large gilt crowned coat of arms. Corners professionally repaired. (2),VIII,(2),399,(1) pp. Textfigs. and 1 plate facing p. 169. Halftitle and a few leaves with small brownspots in upper margin, otherwise a fine clean copy.. First edition. This work marks a new epoch in the understanding of the nature of nuclear physics. "After the discovery of thorium in 1900 new concepts of atomic structure followed from the brilliant experiments of Rutherford. A new theory of atomic disentegration was proposed, then the nuclear nature of the atom. He discovered and named alpha and beta rays emitted from radioactive salts and predicted that disintegration of some radioactive elements would generate helium. he also produced in the laboratory the first artificial transmutation of one element into another." (Dibner, Heralds of Science No. 51). - Horblit No 91

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        Zamtka spesialistov o projekt K.E. Tsiolkovskogo (Russian). (Remarks of the Specialists on a Project by K.E. Tsiolkovski).

      (Moskva, 10th of July, 1904). 4to. (26 x 21,5 cm). Unbound, in cloth box. 4 pp. (= pp. 1-4). Well preserved.. Rare original article, printed before it was published in the newspapers and in periodicals, by fourteen engineers and scientists defending the inventions by Tsiolkovski. This article gives a very interesting and rare insight into the circumstances, under which T. was forced to publish his works and the rude lack of recognition he received. The article must be virtually impossible to get a hold of. Having examined all known attempts to construct a safe dirigible, and realized taht none of them could work, T. came up with his own "breathing" all-metal dirigible; he developed his idea fully and did not present it, till everything was perfect. The idea was received with curiosity, but the conclusion (by the Russian Technical Society) was that "the aerostat (...) is doomed for ages, by the very nature of things, to remain a plaything for the wind." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 6). None the less, T. continued publishing his theories in a number of pamphlets and articles from 1892 - 1908. The response was varying, but in 1904 his proposals were discussed in Kaluga by a group consisting of 14 engineers. "They concluded, among other things, that his project was definately feasible, highly important and indisputably correct from the theoretical standpoint. Following is the text of a press report of these conclusions: "The author of this project, as his numerous published works demonstrate, has rigorously and comprehensively studied and elaborated the entire theory of aeronautics, carried out a great deal of mathematical experimental research in this field, weighed all the known principles of aeronautics, and in drafting his project, guided himself only by incontestable principles established on the airship of K.E. Tsiolkovskiy is the result of persistent toil and the zealous pursuit of an idea. it is to be hoped that these remarks will not pass unnutoced and that both the public and the press will remember the existence of this project of our compatriot Tsiolkovskiy and support its materialization. (Note: The conclusions of the group og engineers in Kaluga were published separately on page 4 (Kaluga, 10 July 1904) and immediately afterward printed in various Russian newspapers and periodicals). This is followed by the signatures of 14 mechanical engineers, technologists, railroad engineers, and candidates of mathematical sciences." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 7-8). The article was still ineffective regarding official recognition of his works, and at most provided the author with moral support.Being the father of the all-metal dirigible aerostat with changeable volume and gas heating, his technical foresight was greatly in advance of the level of industrial development at the time. He came up with a number of entirely new ideas concerning dirigible design. He set out to develop a dirigible that would be safe as well as fast, up until then the dirigibles in use were neither. He wanted to ensure a longer flight-time, and was certain this could not be attained with the fabric envelopes in use at the time, -they leaked gas, lost hight and couldn't stay aloft for long at a time. Besides that they were insecure due to fire-hazard and not sufficiently strong. As the very first, T. developed the idea of an all-metal envelope that was capable of altering size, - the "breathing" metal envelope. "Tsiolkovskiy's ideas found no support either in Russia or abroad. His ideas were dozens of years ahead of the science and technology of his time. The subsequent development of the technology of dirigible construction shows that Tsiolkovskiy's ideas were adopted by many authors who, however, treated them as recent discoveries, without mentioning the name of Konstantin Eduardovich." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 11-12). "Forty years of experimenting were needed to produce concepts that had already been expressed by K.E. Tsiolkovkiy, while aeronautics was still in the cradle." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 17). With the invention of the all-metal dirigible T. has proved to be ahead of both contemporary scientists and inventors as well as of his time. "His work is now a shining beacon in science, attracting the attention of the scientists and designers called upon to provide mankind with a reliable transport dirigible." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 26).The father of modern rocketry, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovski (1857-1935), is probably most widely known for his works on rocket propulsion, however his contributions to several fields of science have been immense and of exceedingly seminal character. Deafened at the age of nine and as a consequence thereof unable to go to school, he was forced to learn everything on his own hand. His father, a forester, was fond of scientific experiments, and though not wealthy, he had books on science and natural history. Tsiolkovski began by reading all books he could find on these subjects and as a consequence was able to construct quite complicated devices for measuring distances and many other things. Having seen how gifted his son was, his father sent him to Moscow, where Tsiolkovski spend all three years in libraries, receiving no teaching but his own, but still succeeding in taking a degree in physics from the university. T. can thus be seen as a purely self-taught man. After Moscow he settled in the small city of Borovskoye, where he taught physics at a school, spending all his spare time conducting experiments and writing about them. He devoted his intellect mainly to three scientific problems of the greatest importance at the time: The aeroplane, the (long-range) rocket and the all metal dirigible. Self-taught as he was and unable to come in touch with new publications in his fields of interest, he began with nothing and made all necessary calculations himself. Calculations and experiments were always at the base of his scientific works, and no conclusions were derived from intuition and guesswork. He was the first in the world to solve numerous problems concerning his three main interests, but unable to be recognized by the tsar-regime and considered, at best, a dreamer and a utopian, the struggle for his inventions was long and hard. Aged 24 he was the first in the world to formulate the possibility of applying the principle of reactive motion for flight in a vacuum, thus presenting a simple plan for a spaceship. He established the possibility of space travel by means of rockets, and is thus called the father of rocketry. He is also called the father of the all-metal dirigible. He is the first to propose and state that liquid fuel is necessary for spaceflight. He was the first in the world to make calculations for the air-jet and turbo-prop-planes, and it is in his works we find the most complete elaboration of the theory of rocket propulsion for many years to come. "In his works on rocket dynamics Tsiolkovsky, the first in the history of science, calculated the efficiency of the rocket and pointed out the advantages of

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        NOSTROMO A Tale of the Seaboard.

      [1], 2-480pp. Original cloth gilt. Octavo. First edition. First issue with page 187 numbered as 871. Extremities a trifle bumped and showing some wear; lower outer corner showing some crease lines with a fracture line showing through on the front fixed endpaper; small wear hole in the lower spine edge; else a very good copy.Wise 15.

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        Sarah Whitman. Novick 12.22 [Noting only a newspaper printing and not this one]

      Presentation copy of the eulogies (one by Holmes) delivered at the service of the famed Boston artist, Sarah Whitman, long time friend and neighbor of the Justice, in pencil on the title "Helen C[hoate] Bell / 14 Chestnut St / from O W Holmes". Cloth-backed gray black-printed boards, the spine gilt, the fore and bottom edges untrimmed, tiny wear at the corners, but quite an appealing copy. The Merrymount Press, Boston, 1904.

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        The Poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: With Illustrations from his Own Pictures and Designs. 2 Volumes

      Ellis & Elvey London: Ellis & Elvey, 1904. Hard Cover. 7 of 30 numbered copies with the plates on Japanese vellum. 25 copies were for subscribers and 5 for presentation. A lovely set bound in full vellum. teg. Slight soiling to gilt on fore-edge of Volume II.Beautifully printed, with 18 full page illustrations and frontispieces from Rossetti's paintings and drawings. Each is protected by a tissue guard giving the name of the work. It was noted by bibliographer Colbeck that the poem "After the French Liberation of Italy" was being published for the first time. Vellum binding is in very good condition with just the lightest signs of handling. Gilt title and author to spine, and Rossetti's own design of his initials on front cover. Interior is pristine. Bookplate of Frederick William Brown affixed to each front pastedown. Original blue ribbon placemarks present. Housed in modern green cloth slipcase. Volume I: 227 pages; Volume II: 245 pages. PRERAPH/070910 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Fine.

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      The Century Company NY: The Century Company, 1904. Small quarto. xii, 270 pp. First edition. Illustrated with 52 plates, twenty-six of which are from paintings and drawings by Maxfield Parrish. Both Wharton and Parrish traveled to Italy for this project, which was first serialized in The Century Magazine. According to Coy Ludwig, this book "provided an avenue of expression for Parrish's architectural interests, as well as for his growing desire to paint landscapes." Few very light scuffs to back cover, minute bumps to corners of front cover, else a very fine copy in dark green cloth with bright gilt cover medallion. With rare original prospectus laid in.

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        PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED

      Photograph. Dampstaining nearly entirely restricted to the margins and mostly visible on the rear, hardly affecting the photograph and not touching Howe's signature. Very Good. A fairly large image (7-1/4" x 9-1/4") mounted on 10" x 13" stiff board with the photographer's stamp at the bottom center "Alman & Co./436 Fifth Ave., N.Y./and Newport, R.I." depicting an elderly Howe holding a baby and surrounded by three family members including her two daughters who wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning biography of their mother. SIGNED in ink below the image: "Julia Ward Howe/Jan. 26th, 1904." The verso of the photograph is SIGNED by one of those daughters, Laura Richards: "Mrs. Henry Richards/Gardiner, Maine. Howe, active in the women's suffrage movement, is perhaps best known as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," written at night near the beleaguered capital of Washington at the beginning of the Civil War. It earned her the grand total of $5 upon its publication in THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY along with the added bonus of instant and lasting fame. Later she became president of the New England Woman Suffrage Association as well as the Association of the Advancement of Women. Howe was honored as the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1908, two years before her death at 91. Signed photographs of Howe are quite scarce.

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        Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The

      1904. first edition. First Edition of &#147;Benjamin Bunny,&#148;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&#146;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 &#147;The Peter Rabbit Books&#148; listing five titles, including The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Two Bad Mice under &#147;New Books for 1904,&#148; and with advertisements on both flaps: &#147;A Selected List of Art Picture Books for Children.&#148; 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.

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        Fritz Kocher's Aufsätze. Mitgeteilt von Robert Walser. Mit 11 Zeichnungen von Karl Walser.

      kl.-8°, 128 S. neuerer olivfarbener Kalbslederband m. blindgeprägtem Rückentitel und eingebundenen Orig.-Broschurdeckeln. Erste Ausgabe der ersten Veröffentlichung.- WG. 1; Sarkowski 1872; Schauer II,57.- Einband minimal fleckig und mit leichten Kratzern, sonst gutes und unbeschnittenes Exemplar.

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        Christabel, Kubla Khan, Fancy In Nubibus, And Song From Zapolya

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

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        Memories of President Lincoln and Other Lyrics of the War

      Mosher Thomas B. Portland, Maine: Mosher, Thomas B. , 1904. Octavo. 41pp. From an edition of 50 numbered copies, this is one of forty offered for sale. Printed on Japan vellum in red and black from the plates of The Bibelot, Vol. 10, June 1904. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, with a facsimile inscription to Horace Traubel, who wrote the Foreword. Contains the four poems that became "Memories of President Lincoln" when they were reprinted together in the 1881 edition of Leaves of Grass. "O Captain! My Captain!" was published seven months after Lincoln's assassination and was Whitman's tribute to the president he greatly admired. This collection also includes seven additional poems inspired by the American Civil War and variously reprinted from Drum-Taps and Leaves of Grass, as well as "Beat! Beat! Drums!", which was published at the beginning of the war and was a rally cry for the Union army. Fine in Japan vellum-covered stiff paper wrappers, with yapp edges at top and fore-edge. Label with information about Abraham Lincoln pasted to rear wrapper. Housed in paper slipcase. Spine of book lightly tanned, and minor soiling on book at location of the slipcase finger hole. Slipcase slightly worn and soiled.

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