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        THE J.M.DAKRES COLLECTION OF SHIPPING BOOKS.

      Various Publishers. David and Charles etc. - 1990 1904 - A Fine collection of 92 books and booklets on shipping and navigation compiled by the local author. Hardback and paperback. Generally Very Good to Fine condition. Too many to list but a fascinating and most varied world-wide collection included are ;- Aberdeen Harbour. Published by The Harbour Commissioners.1933 ;- Maber - North Star To Southern Cross. 1967. ;- Lederer - Histoire De La Navigation Au Congo. 1965. ;- Duckworth and Langmuir - West Highland Steamers. 1950. ;- Benham - The Salvagers. 1980. ;- Burtt - Cross-Channel and Coastal Paddle Steamers. 1937. ;- Dix - Royal River Highway. A History of the Passenger Boats and Services on the River Thames. 1985. ;- Bibby Line 175 Years of Achievement. 1982. ;- Jean - Jersey Sailing Ships. 1982. ;- Kludas - Great Passenger Ships of the World. 1858 - 1976. 5 vols. 1977. ;- Clegg and Styring - Steamers Of British Railways. 1962. ;- A Short History Of The Seaport Liverpool N.D. ;- The Great River. Notes on the Amazon and its Tributaries and Steamer Services. 1904. ;- etc., etc. Further details upon reques. The Collection requires extra shipping. Superb ! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB Est. 1867.]
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        Rubens. 2 voll.

      Volumi in ottime condizioni. Copertina rigida. Oltre 350 riproduzioni in b/n di sue opere di cui 70 a pagina intera. Duckworth. Londra. 1904. Pagg. totali 667

      [Bookseller: Messinissa Libri]
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        Kunstformen der Natur. Hundert Illustrationstafeln mit beschreibendem Text, allgemeine Erläuterung und systematische Übersicht. (10 Hefte und Supplementheft in einem Band).

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig und Wien 1904 - 51 SS. Mit 100 (45 chromo-) lith.Tafeln. Folio. Reich illustriertes Originalleinen. Nissen ZBI 1783. Exzellent erhaltenes und mit dem Supplementheft vollständiges Exemplar im reich illustrierten Verlagseinband. Die "Kunstformen der Natur" erschienen von 1899 (so ist auch das Vorwort datiert) bis 1904 in 10 Heften und wurden dann zusammen mit dem Supplementheft von 51 Seiten in Buchform herausgegeben. Das Werk hatte einen nicht unerheblichen Einfluss auf zeitgenössische Dekoration und Design und das mag nicht verwundern, denn die Tafeln bringen fantastische Formen und Strukturen aus dem Tier- und Pflanzenleben. Daneben korrespondiert das Werk mit seinen Ideen zur monistischen Religion und deren drei Stützen: der Wahrheit, dem Guten und dem Schönen. Haeckels Bedeutung liegt auch in seiner Unterstützung von Charles Darwin und der Evolutionstheorie, wenngleich er nicht alle Gedanken Darwins goutierte. Sehr schönes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: A.L.HASBACH Buchhandlung u.Antiquariat]
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        Through The Highlands Of Siberia -- 1904 SIGNED First Edition in RARE Dust Jacket

      Rowland Ward, Limited, London 1904 - Original reddish brown cloth, gilt lettering front & spine, zebra patterned EPs. WITH publisher's rare original printed dust jacket. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by the author on the verso of the FFEP and with author's inscription on the short-title page. The copy in the Brooke-Hitchings collection of books in exceptional condition did not have the dust jacket and was not signed. The book offered here is in very good condition with faint thin streak on front cover (= loss of some sheen but no staining), very slight rubbing bottom edges covers & tips corners, village/county blindstamp on FFEP, other than author's inscriptions and signature there are no owner marks or writing on any pages, solid binding, no foxing, complete with all plates and fold-outs. The rare dust jacket has tiny loss lower rear flap corner, tiny loss lower spine corner, no tears, some minor curling at spine ends, no restorations, no tape, no attempted repairs. Hunting Siberian Ibex Capra sibirica, mountain sheep (Siberian Argali Ovis ammon), Siberian Wapiti, and Siberian Roe Capreolus pygargus near the Siberian-Mongolian border in the Kurai Mountains just north of Kosh-Agatch on the Chuisaya Steppe (part of the greater Altai Mountain Range). Swayne was one of the first Europeans to hunt in the area. The book measures 230mm tall x 155mm, and has 259 pages + [1] + [8 pages of ads at end], b/w frontispiece photo, 60 b/w photos, 1 folding b/w plan of stalks, 1 folding b/w map at end, index. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JP MOUNTAIN BOOKS]
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        Quer durch Borneo : Ergebnisse Seiner Reisen in den Jahren 1894, 1896-97 und 1898-1900 - 2 Volumes

      E J Brill, Leiden, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Two volumes (complete). In German throughout. A steady, sound, serene set of this extraordinary study of the people of Borneo from the equally extraordinary Dutch explorer, Nieuwenhuis. The set has some wear, some aging. However it is most agreeable. Both are covered in decorated, gilt-stamped, cream cloth boards. The boards of both books are worn, scuffed, marked from storage and handling. They are benign and sure. The head of the spines have been securely repaired with leather patches. The frontis and end papers have wear and marks. They are placid. Volume 1: 493 pages. The trims and edges have wear. The pages are clean, clear, generous, certain, bold. There are very occasional handling marks and some very light foxing. All plates and maps present. Volume II (pub: 1907): 557 pages. The back board has been marked, stained and wrinkled from damp storage conditions. Whilst this has transferred ever so slightly to the preceding pages, these have no audacious marks or wrinkling. The pages are robustly secure. There is age-related foxing here and there about edges and seams. However, the pages are very assured, clean, clear, generous, competent, diligent. Despite the aging and wear, this is a gratifying set. fk

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        AUS VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART DER JUDEN UND DER JÜDISCHEN GEMEINDEN IN DEN POSENER LANDEN NACH GEDRUCKTEN UND UNGEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN

      Koschmin; Breslau; Bromberg, : Im Selbstverlage. 1904-1929. Hardcover. Original Cloth. 8vo. 1, 034 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Bound in marbled boards and cloth with gilt title on spine. Complete run: No. 1-26; 1904-1929. Issued in twenty-six parts. No. < -8> have imprint: Koschmin : I. Tuch. Hefte 9-22 have imprint: Koschmin-Bromberg: Im Selbstverlage der Verfasser, 1905-1914. Hefte 23-26 have imprint: Breslau : Im Selbstverlage, 1921-1929. Hefte 4-9, 24 include "Beiträge von Rabb. Dr. L. Lewin. " Includes bibliographical references. Extensive historical survey of Poznan Jewry, with alphabetically ordered town database on Jewish communities in the province of Poznan (Posen, Pozna, Poyzn) , one of the earliest Jewish communities to be established on Polish soil in 14th-century. Edited by Aron Heppner (1865–1938) , “German rabbi, historian, and archivist. Born in Pleschen, Posen province, Heppner served as rabbi at Koschmin from 1890, also at Jarotschin from 1906, administering both rabbinates until 1920 when Posen became Polish once more. Heppner settled in Breslau, where he continued to act as rabbi and teacher, but also founded and directed the archives of the community (from 1924) . His scholarly interest was devoted to local Jewish history, first of his native province and later of Breslau. His main publications, apart from contributions on the history of Jewish families to periodicals and newspapers, were Aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart der Juden und der juedischen Gemeinden in den Posener Landen (with I. J. Herzberg, 1909–29) and Juedische Persoenlichkeiten in und aus Breslau (1931) . Between 1900 and 1926 he published a 'Jewish-Literary Calendar. ' -EJ 2008. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Poznan (Voivodeship) Jews - Poland - Poznan (Province) . OCLC lists only four copies (Harvard, Tulane, Yale, Univ Amsterdam) . Scarce. Some of the individual issues lightly aged; overall very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (SPEC-40-21) .

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        Cabbages and Kings.

      New York, McClure, Phillips & Co, 1904. Original pictorial full cloth in red, green and black, depiting kings and a cabbage head on the front board. Binding with minor wear to extremities. With a red cloth dust-jacket with gilt green title-label (original?). Dust-jacket with a bit of wear to capitals and corners and its title-label with very minor loss, far from affecting lettering. With the large book-plate of Darryl Zanuck (laid in loose). First edition, first issue ("Mc Clure/ Philips/ & co" to bottom of spine) - with an excellent provenance - of this classic work, which coined the term "banana republic", a term that came to greatly influence our view of Latin America and is now used in everyday vocabulary throughout the Western world. "Violent, poor and politically wobbly, Honduras meets most people's definition of banana republic... Its murder rate is the highest in the world; its economy in a pickle. Its problems are not new: the turbulent country has the dubious honour of being the place that first inspired the description "banana republic" more than a century ago... It was coined in a 1904 book of fiction by O. Henry, an American writer. Henry (whose real name was William Sydney Porter) was on the run from Texan authorities, who had charged him with embezzlement. He fled first to New Orleans and then to Honduras where, staying in a cheap hotel, he wrote "Cabbages and Kings", a collection of short stories. One, "The Admiral", was set in the fictional land of Anchuria, a "small, maritime banana republic". It is clear that the steamy, dysfunctional Latin republic he described is based on Honduras, his jungle hideaway. Henry eventually returned to the United States, where he spent time in prison before publishing his short stories and then hitting the bottle, leading to an early death. (T.W. in The Economist, Nov. 2013). O. Henry's phrase is appropriate in all senses of the expression. First, of course, it conjures up the image of a tropical, agrarian country. But more importantly, it refers to the influence of the American fruit companies of the period, which came to exercise an enormous influence over the countries in the region. In the early twentieth century, the United Fruit Company, a multinational American corporation, was instrumental to the creation of the banana republic as an economic and political phenomenon of geopolitics. Together with other American corporations - with occasional political, diplomatic, and military support from the U.S. government - the corporations created the political, economic, and social circumstances that established a banana-republic culture for the colonial exploitation of Central American countries such as Honduras and Guatemala. Thus, as the meaning of "banana republic" generally describes a politically unstable country in Latin America, dependent on the exportation of a limited-resource product, like bananas, it could also be defined as "a country in which foreign enterprises push the government around" (The Economist). The term "babana republic" is not only used as part of a general vocabulary, it is also used specifically in political science and in economic science. _________________________Darryl Francis Zanuck (1902 - 1979) was an American film producer and studio executive; he earlier contributed stories for films starting in the silent era. He played a major part in the Hollywood studio system as one of its longest survivors. "Darryl F. Zanuck was undoubtedly one of the most remarkable men ever to become a Hollywood mogul. " (IMDb)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Neues allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon oder Nachrichten von dem Leben und den Werken der Maler, Bildhauer, Baumeister, Kupferstecher, Lithographen, Formschneider, Zeichner, Medailleure, Elfenbeinarbeiter etc.

      Linz Mareis -1914 1904 - 2. Aufl. 25 Bde. Gr-8; je Bd. ca. 550 pp; goldgepr. OHLdr. im Jugendstil mit dreiseitigem Rotschnitt (tlw. etwas berieben, gelegentlich kleine Fehlstellen im Bezug); einzelne unbedeutende Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt sehr schönes Set. Unveränderter Abdruck der ersten Auflage 1835-1852. Das von Georg Kasper Nagler erarbeitete Werk enthält teilweise ausführliche Werkverzeichnisse und bildet damit noch heute eine wichtige Ergänzung zum Künstlerlexikon von Thieme-Becker. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        PUSS IN BOOTS. Stump Books for Children.

      London, Anthony Treherne & Co.; New York, H.B. Claflin Co., 1904. FIRST EDITION 1904, oblong format miniature book, approximately 44 x 152 mm, 1¾ x 6 inches (cover size), buff cloth illustrated in colour, red lettered, top edges red, no pagination (33 thick leaves printed 1 side only). Small bone closure on thin strip of cloth tucks into tiny loop on upper cover. Black and white title illustration and 16 wonderful colour plates each facing page of prose text. Final plate is rear pastedown, front pastedown is blank. A couple of tiny pale marks to lower cover, no inscriptions, a few inner joints cracked and expertly reglued, binding tight and firm, contents very nice. A crisp clean near Fine copy of a scarce Wain miniature. 2 locations only in Copac. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A HISTORY OF MONMOUTHSHIRE

      Published by Mitchell Hughes and Clarke, 1904. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Slightly better than very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. A complete set of 12 volumes. Very large format.18 x 11 inches, brown cloth spines, grey boards, numerous b/w illustrations. Comprising Volume I Part 1 The Hundred of Skenfrith; Volume I Part 2 The Hundred of Abergavenny; Volume II Part 1 The Hundred of Raglan; Volume II Part 2 The Hundred of Trelech; Volume III Part 1 The Hundred of Usk (Part 1); Volume III The Hundred of Usk (Part 2); Volume IV The Hundred of Caldicot(Part 1); Volume IV Part 2 The Hundred of Caldicot ( Part 2), plus the four Index volumes containing List of Subscribers, Addenda and Corrigenda, Indices of Names and Places. Some foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges of books. All volumes have their original glassine wrappers - in various states of repair; one especially has loss to spine; others are browned, with some chipping. A lovely set of this original books! [S]

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        The Golden Bowl (Two Volumes, First Printings)

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1904 - 412; 377 Pp. Two Volumes. Top Edges Gilt. One Of 2000 Copies Of The First Printing. Gilt Strong And Very Bright. Cloth Clean And Unworn, No Names Or Marks. A Fine Set. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789

      1904. CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-[1783]. Edited from the Original Records in the Library of Congress by Worthington Chauncey Ford. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904-22. Twenty-five volumes. Tall, thick octavo, original tan cloth, uncut, partially unopened. $2000.Limited edition of this indispensable primary record of the nation's formative years, the complete transcriptions of the Journals of the Continental Congress, one of only 2000 sets published for distribution to research libraries, legal historians, and members of Congress. Continuous run of the first 25 (of 34) volumes, covering the years 1774-83.“A key work of historical scholarship and a valuable reference for the study of the American Revolution” (Larned, 6). The Journals of the Continental Congress were printed contemporaneously in different editions. None of these, however, contained the “Secret Journals” (confidential sections of the records), which remained unpublished until 1821. This cumulative edition is based on the original manuscript Journals and other manuscript records—some appearing in print for the first time—of the Continental and Confederation Congresses, including not only the “Secret Journals,” but also the “Rough Journals” and the “Corrected Journals.” Without volumes XXVI-XXXIV. Original prospectus laid in Volume I.Occasional spotting and soiling to original cloth, bindings sound, interiors generally clean. A very good set.

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        Japanese "Comic" Book Relating to the Russo-Japanese War

      1904 or 1905, Japan 1904 - Oblong, 11 by 16.5 cm. 16 pp., plus wraps, with a color woodblock plate on every page, all depicting the Russians as cowardly, lazy, cry babies, etc. compared to the effective, strong, just (and brutal) Japanese. The color woodblocks are somewhat crude in their execution, as the norm with comics. Quite a fresh copy of what is almost certainly a very scarce survivor. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cortile.

      1904. Olio su tavola di cm. 34 x 44 ca. Montato su cornice coeva di cm. 45 x 56. Firma in basso a destra.

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        Der Buntscheck

      1904 - Der Buntscheck. Ein Sammelbuch herzhafter Kunst für Ohr und Auge deutscher Kinder. Herausgegeben von Richard Dehmel. - Cöln a. Rh. : Schafstein, 1904. - (Liebhaberausg.). - 55 S. : zahlr. Ill. 31,5 x 24,5 cm. Farb. ill. OPappband und Vorsätze (Rücken nur bruchstückhaft erhalten, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Falz hinten gebrochen, vorn mit schmalem Papierstreifen verstärkt) /Buchblock leicht gebräunt, sonst in schöner, sauberer Erhaltung/ - Diese Liebhaber-Ausgabe, vor dem Titel von Richard Dehmel eigenhändig in schwarzer Tinte bezeichnet und signiert "Luxus-Exemplar Nr. 116. R. Dehmel", ist ein Vorzugsdruck der Erstausgabe auf festem Papier. Die farbenfrohen, teils goldverzierten Illustrationen (zahlr. im Text und halbseitig, 10 ganzseitig) nach Zeichnungen der Künstler Ernst Kreidolf, K. F. von Freyhold, Karl Hofer und E. R. Weiss, wurden feinst in Pochoir (Schablonen)-Technik koloriert. Die Geschichten, Gedichte, Lieder und Noten (alles in Fraktur gedruckt) dazu schrieben Paula und Richard Dehmel, A. H. Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Oskar Wiener, Otto Vrieslander, Detlev von Liliencron, Fritz Koegel u. a. "Der Buntscheck", in avantgardistischer Auffassung gestaltet, zählt zu den bedeutensten deutschen Kinderbüchern des 20. Jahrhunderts. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Über einige Anwendungen des Saitengalvanometers. [AND] Über eine neue Methode zur Dämpfung oszillierender Galvanometerausschläge" [AND] Weiter Mitteilungen über das Saitengalvanometer. Analyse der saitengalvanometrischen Kurven. Masse und Spannung des Quarzfadens und Widerstand gegen die Fadenbewegung.

      - Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Berth, 1904-1906. Three papers in three. 8vo (22.5 x 14.5 cm). 11 pp., one text figure (Anwendungen); 12 pp., 2 text figures, large, folded plate (Dämpfung); 68 [32, 36], 5 text figures (Weitere Mittleilungen). Original uniform printed wrappers.l The Dutch medical doctor, physicist, and Nobel Prize winner Willem Einthoven (1860-1927) invented the first practical electrocardiogram (ECG) by creating a string galvanometer in 1903. In 1924, he received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for this invention. The present papers are the very rare offprints, "Überreicht vom Verfasser", of his reports on the structure and use of his string galvanometer, and form the basis for his Nobel Prize. Einthoven was only 26 when he was appointed professor of physiology at Leiden University. He coined the word electrocardiogram, and then invented the string galvanometer with the sole purpose to measure, accurately and meaningfully, the electrical activity of the heart over time. "In 1903 he defined the standard measure for general use - one centimeter movement of the ordinate for one millivolt tension difference and a shutter speed of twenty-five millimeters per second" (DSB). The work was published in the famous "Annalen der Physik, Vierte Folge, Band 14, 16, and 21" - the leading scientific journal of its day, and in which many Nobel Prize winners, including Einstein, published their most important scientific discoveries. The third paper is a consolidated offprint, originally published in two parts, with new pagination but continuous figure numbering. Tiny chip and stain to rear wrapper of the third paper. Otherwise very good, clean copies. Very rare. DSB IV, pp. 333-335. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Ueber die physiologischen und physikalischen Grundlagen bei intrathorakalen Eingriffen in meiner pneumatischen Operationskammer *) (pp.977-987).

      - Arch. Klin. Chir., 73/4. - Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1904, 8°, VI, pp.873-1103, (1), mit Abbildungen im Text, orig. Broschur. First Edition! - Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch's (1875-1951) negative pressure chamber for the prevention of pneumothorax. - *) "Vorgetragen am 1. Sitzungstage des XXXIII. Congresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie zu Berlin , 6. April 1904". - Garrison & Morton No 3185 (AKC) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Leipzig, Insel, 1904. . Erste Ausgabe des Erstlings (WG 2, 1; Schauer II, 57; Sarkowski 1872). - VORZUGSAUSGABE in Ganzleder. - Inhalt des Buches: Fritz Kocher's Aufsätze. Der Commis. Der Maler. Der Wald. - Einband, Titel u. Überschriften nach Karl Walser (1877-1943, Bruder des Dichters, Maler, Bühnenbildner u. Illustrator). - Rücken aufgehellt, Kanten gering berieben, Schnitt mit 3 Tintenfleckchen, Blätter gelegentlich stock- u. fingerfl. Im Vorsatz Exlibris-Rest des Schriftstellers, Verlegers u. Literaturwissenschaftlers Carl Friedrich Schulz-Euler (1880-1934)

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        Madama Butterfly (da John L. Long & David Belasco) Tragedia Giapponese di L. Illica e G. Giacosa... Opera Completa... Canto e Pianoforte (A) Netti Fr. 15. - Mk. 12. - Pianoforte Solo (A) Netti Fr. 10 - Mk. 8. - Nuova Edizione Riduzione di Carlo Carignani. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano..: G. Ricordi & C. [PN 11000], 1904. First Edition of the revised version of the opera. Hopkinson 6B. Schickling 74.E.2. Madama Butterfly, to a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after David Belasco's play Madame Butterfly, itself based on John Luther Long's short story, which in turn was based partly on Pierre Loti's tale Madame Chrysanthème, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 17, 1904 and in a revised version in Brescia at the Teatro Grande on May 28 of that same year. "Puccini was seized with the subject after seeing Belasco's play performed in London in June 1900, and he immediately applied to Belasco for the rights... No other Puccini opera testifies more strongly to his ability to discern the possibilities for music drama... By making use of at least seven Japanese folk melodies the composer both evoked the Far Eastern ambience and enlarged his musical vocabulary, since every one of them is assimilated into his own personal and by now highly sophisticated style. The scale of musical thought is likewise grander than ever before." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. "This opera, Puccini's favourite, was, as is well known, a complete failure at its first performance and is in the front rank of fatal operatic first nights. Not only was it hurriedly withdrawn after the first night but publication of the first edition was stopped and copies immediately withdrawn from sale, thus ensuring its considerable rarity. The work was originally conceived in three acts but the original version was produced and published in two. Puccini set to work immediately after its failure on a heavy revision, and owing to the severe criticism expressed at the length of the second act split it into two parts. The revised version was first performed with an almost complete change of cast (Rosino Storchio being replaced by Salomea Krusceniski, but Zenatello and De Luca still remaining, with Campanini conducting) little more than three months later, when it received a far warmer welcome. This second version was published about the same time." Hopkinson p. 24. The present copy was inscribed to Campanini just two days before the first performance of the revised version in Brescia. Campanini also conducted the first performance of the first version of the opera at La Scala earlier that year, on February 17, 1904. An important association copy of one of Puccini's best known and loved operas.. Quarto. Publisher's decorative ivory cloth boards with red and blue highlights and lettering gilt, spine with decorative elements and titling gilt, decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto decorative half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication to "La Regina Elena" in autograph facsimile, verso blank), 1f. (recto reproduction photographic portrait of Puccini, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso copyright notice), 1f. (recto cast list, verso table of contents), 1f. (recto Act I part-title, verso decorative device), 186, 1f. (recto Act II part-title, verso decorative device), 189-322, 1f. (recto Act II part 2 title, verso decorative device), 325-399, [i] (blank) pp. With autograph inscription to half-title signed and inscribed to the conductor Cleofonte Campanini by Puccini dated Brescia May 26, [19]04. Publisher's small circular blindstamp to inner corners of first leaves dated April 1904. Occasional performance markings in pencil; several notational corrections and text added to pp. 372-379 in an unknown hand. Binding somewhat worn, soiled, slightly faded, and shaken. Some minor internal wear and foxing; first signature separating.

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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

      London Frederick Warne & Co 1904 - First edition, first or second printing with "we" in roman and "muffatees" to p.15, 16mo., colour frontispiece, plain title vignette and 26 plates, pictorial endpapers, upper hinge starting but holding firm, small bookseller's label to front pastedown, publisher's tan boards with mounted colour illustration, spine a little darkened, small ink mark to foot of lower cover, minor bumping to spine ends and corners, still a very good copy indeed. The continued adventures of Peter Rabbit. Benjamin Bunny had appeared as a character in the manuscript of Peter Rabbit but did not make it through to the published version. Linder p.424; Quinby 6. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Kitharèdes EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1904. Fine. Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1904, 12,5x18,5cm, broché. - First edition in French, translated by Renée Vivien, for which there was no mention of large paper copies. Handsome autograph inscription signed by Renée Vivien to Jeanne de Bellune : "pour mon petit (Jeannot) d'une qui l'aime / Renée [For my dear little (Jeannot), from one who loves her]".With illustrations by Lévy-Dhurmer.Spine faded with small lack to head, one tear glued down to foot of one joint, internally good. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Renée Vivien dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Renée Vivien à Jeanne de Bellune : "pour mon petit (Jeannot) d'une qui l'aime / Renée". Ouvrage orné d'illustrations de Lévy-Dhurmer. Dos passé comportant un léger manque en tête, une déchirure recollée en pied d'un mors, agréable état intérieur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        PUSS IN BOOTS Stump Books for Children

      London, Anthony Treherne & Co.; New York, H.B. Claflin Co., 1904.. FIRST EDITION 1904, oblong format miniature book, approximately 44 x 152 mm, 1¾ x 6 inches (cover size), buff cloth illustrated in colour, red lettered, top edges red, no pagination (33 thick leaves printed 1 side only). Small bone closure on thin strip of cloth tucks into tiny loop on upper cover. Black and white title illustration and 16 wonderful colour plates each facing page of prose text. Final plate is rear pastedown, front pastedown is blank. A couple of tiny pale marks to lower cover, no inscriptions, a few inner joints cracked and expertly reglued, binding tight and firm, contents very nice. A crisp clean near Fine copy of scarce Wain miniature. I location only in UK. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Études de lépidopterologie comparée. Volume I.

      Rennes, F. C. Oberthür, 1904. 8vo (). 77 pp.; plates I-V; all finely hand-coloured, one heightened with silver, one in double suite; a hand-written extra plate explanation to plates I-IV bound in the rear. Later blind half-cloth over marbled boards.l A unique association copy of the first volume of this major lepidopterological work which contains fine hand-coloured plates and systematical revisions and descriptions of a great number of butterflies from various temperate and tropical regions. This copy with a signed, handwritten dedication by Charles Oberthür to "Monsieur le Docteur Christ", and in the same hand an explication to plates I-IV, which differs from the printed version in the details of the localities. The recipient was, in all probability, the Swiss medical doctor and botanist Konrad Hermann Heinrich Christ (1833-1933), who published on Lepidoptera between 1873 and 1897. The five chromolithographed plates, of which several are touched up by hand are by A. Dallongeville and published by the family-owned press of Oberthür in Rennes. Plate IV is in double suite, one hand-coloured, one plain, which is understandable because the fine wing-nervature is better visible on the uncoloured plate. Obviously Oberthür gave some extra effort to this presentation copy. A complete set consists of 23 volumes (1904-1925). All parts are rare. Spine a bit sunned. A near mint copy. Cat. BM(NH), p. 1460; Nissen ZBI, 2998.

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        The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots

      Chicago: M.A. Donohue, 1904. First edition. Paperback. Very Good +/no dust jacket. Louis Wain. Puss in Boots vintage children’s book is for sale. This edition of The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots is illustrated by Louis Wain. There are numerous Louis Wain cat illustrations of Puss in Boots. Louis Wain The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots is a slim children’s illustrated book that has 12 glazed linen printed pages which include the front cover and the back cover, which are in Very Good condition with only slight marks to the covers. ANTC004

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        Ein alter Mann auf Steinen sitzend. Verso: "Sizilianer aus Taormina - der älteste Mann 100 Jahre".

      - Aquarell v. Max Tilke, 1904, 40 x 29 (H) In typischer Alltags-Kleidung mit einer Zipfelmütze. - Hübsche Aquarell-Skizze von Max Tilke (Breslau 1869 - 1942). - Unten links signiert, datiert und mit der Ortsbezeichnung versehen. Verso bezeichnet. Auf Pappe montiert, farbfrisch und gut erhalten. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        L'Ermitage - Revue artistique et littéraire Année complète 1904 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Bureaux de la Revue, 1904. Fine. Bureaux de la Revue, Paris 1904, 11,5x18,5cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Originale.binding editor to bradel half dark green calico, smooth back, as part of black morocco, gilt small iron and double gold in net queue.Douze numbers from January to December 1904. conservées.Chaque number Covers Edition is illustrated with a literary xylographie.Contributions Ghéon Henri Paul Gauguin ("Letter"), Francis Jammes, Walt Whitman, René Boylesve, André Gide ("The evolution of theater, conference", "De Biskra to Touggourth" "The importance of the public", "The quarrel of the poplar"), Rémy de Gourmont ("Footprints in the Sand"), etc.Publication founded in 1890 by Henri Mazel, the Hermitage is a monthly magazine owned the first wave of small magazines Symbolists. In 1895, the magazine between declining and its new director, Edouard Ducoté, uses André Gide. The editorial team is reduced to twelve regular contributors, friends Gide. After many difficulties and attempts to overhaul the editorial team (Remy de Gourmont to make a pass and will also contribute financially in 1905), the Hermitage breathed his last in 1906. The Hermitage manages to detach other important magazines of the time as the Mercure de France or La Revue blanche because it boasts eclectic and apolitical; on its cover, you can also read that it is "the only journal that deals with politics or sociology [but] which deals only with literature and art." His illustrations are small art nouveau, and, true to his state of mind symbolist, employees are more interested in poetry than novel. Tiphaine Samoyault, French literary critic, says that the Hermitage expresses a transition straddles the fin de siècle aestheticism and poetry avant-garde of the 1910s. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur à la bradel en demi percaline verte foncée, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, petit fer doré et double filet doré en queue. Douze numéros de janvier à décembre 1904. Couvertures conservées. Chaque numéro est illustré d'une xylographie. Contributions littéraires de Henri Ghéon, Paul Gauguin ("Lettre"), Francis Jammes, Walt Whitman, René Boylesve, André Gide ("De l'évolution du théâtre, conférence", "De Biskra à Touggourth", "De l'importance du public", "La querelle du peuplier"), Rémy de Gourmont ("Des pas sur le sable"), etc. Publication fondée en 1890 par Henri Mazel, l'Ermitage est une revue mensuelle appartenant à la première vague des petites revues symbolistes. Dans les années 1895, la revue entre en déclin, et son nouveau directeur, Edouard Ducoté, fait appel à André Gide. L'équipe de rédaction est alors réduite à douze collaborateurs réguliers, amis de Gide. Après de multiples difficultés et tentatives de remaniement de l'équipe rédactionnelle (Remy de Gourmont y fera un passage et y contribuera également financièrement en 1905), l'Ermitage rend son dernier soupir en 1906. L'Ermitage parvient à se détacher d'autres revues importantes de l'époque comme le Mercure de France ou la Revue blanche car elle se revendique éclectique et apolitique ; sur sa couverture, on peut d'ailleurs lire que c'est "la seule Revue qui ne s'occupe ni de politique ni de sociologie [mais] qui traite uniquement de littérature et d'art." Ses petites illustrations sont de style art nouveau, et, fidèle à son état d'esprit symboliste, ses collaborateurs s'intéressent davantage à la poésie qu'au roman. Tiphaine Samoyault, critique littéraire française, estime que l'Ermitage exprime une transition à cheval sur l'esthétisme fin de siècle et la poésie d'avant-garde des années 1910.

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        THE 20-MULE-TEAM BRIGADE

      The Pacific Coast Borax Co., New York - Chicago - San Francisco 1904 - (Newell, Peter) illustrator. THE 20-MULE-TEAM BRIGADE: BEING A STOREY IN JINGLES OF THE GOOD WORKS AND ADVENTURES OF THE FAMOUS "TWENTY-MULE-TEAM". New York - Chicago - San Francisco: The Pacific Coast Borax Co., 1904. Oblong 16mo - 8" x 6-1/16". Color pictorial boards with the slightest amount of shelf wear. Gift inscription dated 1904 on the FFE. [32] pp. Twelve full page color illustrations by Newell. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Madama Butterfly (da John L. Long & David Belasco) Tragedia Giapponese di L. Illica e G. Giacosa... Opera Completa... Canto e Pianoforte (A) Netti Fr. 15. - Mk. 12. - Pianoforte Solo (A) Netti Fr. 10 - Mk. 8. - Nuova Edizione Riduzione di Carlo Carignani. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano..: G. Ricordi & C. [PN 11000], 1904. First Edition of the revised version of the opera. Hopkinson 6B. Schickling 74.E.2. Madama Butterfly, to a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after David Belasco's play Madame Butterfly, itself based on John Luther Long's short story, which in turn was based partly on Pierre Loti's tale Madame Chrysanthème, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 17, 1904 and in a revised version in Brescia at the Teatro Grande on May 28 of that same year. "Puccini was seized with the subject after seeing Belasco's play performed in London in June 1900, and he immediately applied to Belasco for the rights... No other Puccini opera testifies more strongly to his ability to discern the possibilities for music drama... By making use of at least seven Japanese folk melodies the composer both evoked the Far Eastern ambience and enlarged his musical vocabulary, since every one of them is assimilated into his own personal and by now highly sophisticated style. The scale of musical thought is likewise grander than ever before." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. "This opera, Puccini's favourite, was, as is well known, a complete failure at its first performance and is in the front rank of fatal operatic first nights. Not only was it hurriedly withdrawn after the first night but publication of the first edition was stopped and copies immediately withdrawn from sale, thus ensuring its considerable rarity. The work was originally conceived in three acts but the original version was produced and published in two. Puccini set to work immediately after its failure on a heavy revision, and owing to the severe criticism expressed at the length of the second act split it into two parts. The revised version was first performed with an almost complete change of cast (Rosino Storchio being replaced by Salomea Krusceniski, but Zenatello and De Luca still remaining, with Campanini conducting) little more than three months later, when it received a far warmer welcome. This second version was published about the same time." Hopkinson p. 24. The present copy was inscribed to Campanini just two days before the first performance of the revised version in Brescia. Campanini also conducted the first performance of the first version of the opera at La Scala earlier that year, on February 17, 1904. An important association copy of one of Puccini's best known and loved operas.. Quarto. Publisher's decorative ivory cloth boards with red and blue highlights and lettering gilt, spine with decorative elements and titling gilt, decorative endpapers. 1f. (recto decorative half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication to "La Regina Elena" in autograph facsimile, verso blank), 1f. (recto reproduction photographic portrait of Puccini, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso copyright notice), 1f. (recto cast list, verso table of contents), 1f. (recto Act I part-title, verso decorative device), 186, 1f. (recto Act II part-title, verso decorative device), 189-322, 1f. (recto Act II part 2 title, verso decorative device), 325-399, [i] (blank) pp. With autograph inscription to half-title signed and inscribed to the conductor Cleofonte Campanini by Puccini dated Brescia May 26, [19]04. Publisher's small circular blindstamp to inner corners of first leaves dated April 1904. Occasional performance markings in pencil; several notational corrections and text added to pp. 372-379 in an unknown hand. Binding somewhat worn, soiled, slightly faded, and shaken. Some minor internal wear and foxing; first signature separating.

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York: The Century Company, 1904. First edition. Quarto, original dark green cloth, top edge gilt. With 45 full-page plates, including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (15 in color), seven in-text and 19 black-and-white photographic illustrations. In near fine condition with some light rubbing and wear. A very nice example. Edith Wharton's Italian Villas and Their Gardens, a seminal work on garden design, is a testament to the passionate connoisseurship of one of America's greatest writers. A comprehensive look at the history and character of Italian garden architecture and ornamentation, the book explores more than seventy-five villas, capturing what Wharton calls their "garden-magic" and illuminating the intimate relationship between the house, its formal gardens, and the surrounding countryside. "...Parrish illustrations, in trademark dreamy, fairy-tale style--seems to dislocate these legendary gardens from time altogether" (Forbes).

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        The Complete Angler.

      London: John Lane: The Bodley Head. 1904 - Half morocco, 7.5 inches tall. A most attractive binding by Riviere with gilt raised band, top edge and delightful gilt angling tooling to the panels. Illustrated throughout by Edmund H. New. An ink inscription on the reverse of the frontispiece slightly showing through and slight fading but still a charming copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.:

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        Der blau-rote Methusalem.

      Stuttgart/ Berlin/ Leipzig, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft (1904); 4. Aufl.; ca 22x15 cm; (6) 546 Seiten mit 1 farbigen Titelbild und 16 Tondruckbildern auf Tafeln; farbig illustr. Originalleinwandeinband (Einband minimal bestoßen und geringfügig berieben, 2 Blätter mit leichtem Gelbfleck; sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung) Plaul 236.4; DB: 15. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        STORIES OF RED HANRAHAN

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

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        Stories of Red Hanrahan

      Dundrum: Dun Emer Press, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good/No DJ/Bumped corners. 56 p. Uncut pages

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        L'art de nager, demontré par figures, avec des avis pour se baigner utilement. Paris, Thomas Moette, 1696. 12mo. With 35 engraved plates of people swimming by Charles Moette. Contemporary calf.

      Hofer, Baroque Book Illustration 56; Thomas, Swimming (1904), p. 180; WorldCat (9 copies). First edition of a delightfully illustrated manual on swimming. It is one of the earliest works on the subject, being preceded, according to the author's preface, only by the works of the Englishman Everard Digby and the Dutchman Nicholas Wijnman. Melchisedech Thevenot (ca. 1620-1692), was a French traveller and learned book collector. He published collections of voyages, and wrote several curious treatises, including a Tartar grammar and this illustrated guide to swimming. It was translated into English in 1699, but the next French edition did not appear until 1769, when swimming became more widely popular; it remained the standard manual for the rest of the 18th century.A few occasional spots and the binding slightly rubbed. With old owner's comments in a neat hand in ink on first free endpaper and the plates numbered by hand in ink. Fine copy of the rare first edition.

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        Les Princesses. Compositions de Georges Rochegrosse gravées à l'eau-forte par E. Decisy.

      Paris: Ferroud, 1904. Livre. Illus. by Georges Rochegrosse. Très bon. Couverture souple. Édition illustrée. Paris, Ferroud, librairie des amateurs, 1904. 29 x 20,5 cm, in-4, VI pp. - 1f. n. ch. - 42 (2) pp. - 21 planches hors texte dont une en frontispice, 3 gravures dans le texte dont la vignette de titre reprise en couverture, specimen de l'édition (5 ff., 2 eaux-fortes) broché in-fine, texte dans un encadrement bronze, broché sous couverture blanche rempliée imprimée et illustrée. Tirage à 400 exemplaires. Parmi les 130 exemplaires de tête sur Japon (ou grand vélin d'Arches), celui-ci (n° 29) est l'un des 45 contenant trois états des eaux-fortes, dont l'eau-forte pure (les 20 premiers ont une aquarelle, les 65 suivants n'ont pas l'eau-forte pure). "Une des meilleures illustrations de l'artiste" (Carteret). Petites rousseurs à la couverture, sinon parfait. (CARTERT, IV, 56 ; MONOD, 934).

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        The face of the Earth (Das Antlitz der Erde). Translated by Hertha B. Sollas under the direction of W. J. Sollas. [Authorized English translation].

      Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1904-1924. Five volumes in five. Large 8vo (24.3 x 16.5 cm). Over 2,400 pp. seven folded maps, of which 4 in full colour (all in volume V). Original uniform red cloth. Spines with gilt title. Top-edge gilt.l The only English translation of Suess' general treatment of the structure of the Earth. It had an enormous influence on the development of geosciences and is easily the greatest single work on the evolution of the earth's surface features. There is a 15-year gap between publication of part IV and part V. The latter was printed in small numbers and therefore it is quite rare. Fore edge uncut. Small inoffensive blind stamp on title. Bookplates removed from front pastedowns, except in vol. V, and expert restorations to spines. A very good set. Not in Ward & Carozzi.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        L'art de nager, demontré par figures, avec des avis pour se baigner utilement. Paris, Thomas Moette, 1696. 12mo. With 35 engraved plates of people swimming by Charles Moette. Contemporary calf.

      Hofer, Baroque Book Illustration 56; Thomas, Swimming (1904), p. 180; WorldCat (9 copies). First edition of a delightfully illustrated manual on swimming. It is one of the earliest works on the subject, being preceded, according to the author's preface, only by the works of the Englishman Everard Digby and the Dutchman Nicholas Wijnman. Melchisedech Thevenot (ca. 1620-1692), was a French traveller and learned book collector. He published collections of voyages, and wrote several curious treatises, including a Tartar grammar and this illustrated guide to swimming. It was translated into English in 1699, but the next French edition did not appear until 1769, when swimming became more widely popular; it remained the standard manual for the rest of the 18th century.A few occasional spots and the binding slightly rubbed. With old owner's comments in a neat hand in ink on first free endpaper and the plates numbered by hand in ink. Fine copy of the rare first edition.

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        Études de lépidopterologie comparée. Volume I.

      Rennes, F. C. Oberthür, 1904. 8vo (). 77 pp.; plates I-V; all finely hand-coloured, one heightened with silver, one in double suite; a hand-written extra plate explanation to plates I-IV bound in the rear. Later blind half-cloth over marbled boards.l A unique association copy of the first volume of this major lepidopterological work which contains fine hand-coloured plates and systematical revisions and descriptions of a great number of butterflies from various temperate and tropical regions. This copy with a signed, handwritten dedication by Charles Oberthür to "Monsieur le Docteur Christ", and in the same hand an explication to plates I-IV, which differs from the printed version in the details of the localities. The recipient was, in all probability, the Swiss medical doctor and botanist Konrad Hermann Heinrich Christ (1833-1933), who published on Lepidoptera between 1873 and 1897. The five chromolithographed plates, of which several are touched up by hand are by A. Dallongeville and published by the family-owned press of Oberthür in Rennes. Plate IV is in double suite, one hand-coloured, one plain, which is understandable because the fine wing-nervature is better visible on the uncoloured plate. Obviously Oberthür gave some extra effort to this presentation copy. A complete set consists of 23 volumes (1904-1925). All parts are rare. Spine a bit sunned. A near mint copy. Cat. BM(NH), p. 1460; Nissen ZBI, 2998.

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        Pomarrosas.

      Barcelona: Imprenta de Henrich y Ca. en Comandita,, 1904. Octavo. Original beige cloth stamped to resemble pebble-grained morocco, titles gilt to spine and front, floral design by Cuchy to spine and boards in dark green. Photographic portrait frontispiece. Nick to tail of spine, otherwise an exceptional copy, excellent. First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the photographic portrait plate, "Al Sr. Paul Osgood Hardy, en homenaje da simpatia, Jose de Diego, San Juan - P.R. Enero 2 de 1914". This collection of poems by the "Father of Puerto Rican Independence", also termed the "Father of Modern Puerto Rican Poetry", is scarce inscribed, and contains his best known love poem "A Laura". The recipient, Osgood Hardy (1889-1955), was Californian explorer, and author of several studies of the Incas and Peru. The book has the later pencil ownership inscription of Hardy's wife.

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        MEDICAL UNION NUMBER SIX ..

      [New York: The Monograph Press, 1904.]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-2] 3-60 [61-62: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original dark brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. A novella narrated by a physician who sailed off to the South Pacific and, after shipwreck and thirty years of isolation among primitive people on Borneo, is rescued by a passing ship and returns to America in 1940. He finds that all doctors have been unionized. (So have clergymen.) He is penniless and must join the union to make a living. As opposition to the union mounts, it goes on strike, releases two million rats inoculated with bubonic plague and, after 60 million fatalities and the reduction of America to a "tenth-rate power," the opposition collapses and the strike is called off. The union has triumphed. "Dystopia brought about by unionization of doctors. Anti-union tract." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 132. A fine copy. (#149335)

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        Metisy Zabaikal'ia [People of Mixed Race from beyond the Baikal]: [An Anthropological Study]

      St. Petersburg 1904 - A scientific study of the Old Believers (Russian Orthodox schiamatics), the Buriats and those of mixed race in western Siberia, with detailed measurements of their differences, being Volume Sixteen no.1 of the Physico-Mathematic Section of the 8th Series of the Memoirs of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. A good copy bound in modern maroon cloth, with library stamps of the General Staff and cancelled Lenin Library on the title. Bookplate of A.I. Ward. First edition Folio, pp.VI, 127, two illustrations in the text and four folding printed tables mounted on linen.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Real Conversations

      William Heinemann 1904 - 1904. First Edition. 254 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing. Owner's inscription to front endpaper. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Tanning to spine and edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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