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        Holland

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904 - A Pictorial Binding[BINDING]. [BIRDSALL, binders]. JUNGMAN, Nico [&] Beatrix. Holland. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904. First edition. Octavo (8 13/16 x 6 1/4 inches; 224 x 160 mm.). [ix], [i, blank], 212 pp. Seventy-six color plates, all with printed tissue guards. Some light scattered foxing throughout, otherwise fine.Bound ca. 1904, most probably by Birdsall of Northampton, in three-quarter dark brown morocco over light brown buckram boards ruled in gilt. Spine with two raised bands decoratively paneled in gilt. The largest panel (3 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches) with a little Dutch boy smoking a cigar onlaid in various colored morocco. The image has been inspired by the color frontispiece, "A Boy Smoking, Volendam". Marbled end-papers, top edge gilt.The roots of Birdsall of Northampton "stretch back to the early eighteenth century but it was in 1792 that John Lacy's Northampton bindery was acquired by William Birdsall, continuing in his family until 1961. In Birdsall's heyday, Gerring (Notes on Bookbinding, 1899) reported a staff of 250 engaged in making ladies handbags, fancy boxes, and stationary; as well as all types of bookbinding. The firm seemed always ready to experiment and careful records and samples were kept by Richard Birdsall, great-great-nephew of the founder, until he died in 1909. The firm's collection of over 3,000 finishing tools passed to the University of Toronto" (Maggs, Bookbinding in the British Isles II, #262, and #321). "Birdsall's is notable for the high quality of their leathers and finishings, as well as for the inventive style of their 'inlaid pictorial bindings'" (Chevalier Collection, Christie's November 9, 1990).Nicolaas Wilhelm Jungman (1872-1935) was an Anglo-Dutch painter of landscapes and figural subjects, a book-illustrator and decorator. Jungman was born in Amsterdam, where he was apprenticed to a church painter, and studied at the Rijksakademie. He came to London about 1893 on a scholarship and became a naturalized British subject, returning to the Netherlands frequently, to paint in Volendam. In 1900 Jungman married Beatrix Mackay with whom he had three children, Loyd, Zita (1903-2006) and Teresa (nicknamed "Baby") (1907-2010). As a naturalised Briton, he was interned by German forces during the First World War, which led eventually to the break-up of his marriage. Jungmann made several painting excursions to Brittany and Holland with his friend and fellow-painter Charles W. Bartlett. He illustrated topographical books on Holland (1904) and Norway (1905) for which his wife Beatrix wrote the text, as well as one on Normandy (1905) with a text by Geraldine Edith Mitton. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Signed Photograph

      - Unusual original signed photograph of a sculpture of the great dancer and choreographer - one of the major inovators of the medium. Duncan was a great influence to numerous artists in many mediums and was the subject of many important scultpures. The Musée Bourdelle in Paris has recently mounted an exposition titled "Isadora Duncan: Une Sculpteur Vivante" which included images of the present 1904 sculpture by Walter Schott. Original postcard photograph somewhat silvered, mounting traces on verso, small surface tear, and with the start of the signature and inscription a bit smudged but otherwise good.

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        La Bible d'Amiens

      First edition in French, translated by Marcel Proust. Notes and preface also by Proust. A first impression copy numbered in the press.Handsome autograph inscription from Marcel Proust to Madame de Pierrebourg : "... hommage de respectueuse reconnaissance..."Repairs and lack (filled in) to the first leaves, a good copy with fragile paper.La baronne Marguerite Aimery Harty de Pierrebourg, femme de lettres et maîtresse de Paul Hervieu, tenait un Salon littéraire brillant où se sont croisés notamment Raymond Poincaré, Henri de Régnier, Paul Valéry, Alfred Capus, Abel Hermant, René Boylesve, Edmond Jaloux, Gérard d'Houville, Edouard Estaunié, André Gide, Gabriele d'Annunzio et Robert de Flers.Régulièrement fréquenté par Proust, le « Salon de l'avenue du bois » de Madame de Pierrebourg fut avec celui de sa rivale Madeleine Lemaire, et ceux de Madame Strauss et de Madame Aubernon, le creuset des nombreux portraits psychologiques de la Recherche. Mais Marguerite de Pierrebourg, Claude Ferval de son nom de plume, était surtout une romancière admirée de Proust à laquelle il confiait, à chaque nouveau roman qu'elle publiait, son admiration et son propre désir d'écriture. Ainsi dans une lettre de 1903, l'émouvant commentaire d'un passage de Plus fort semble-t-il annoncer, dix ans avant la Recherche, le futur sacrifice de Proust à l'écriture et, dans le roman, l'échec de Swann à atteindre cette grâce :« Dans tout cela une philosophie sur laquelle on voudrait revenir et vous demander par exemple si c'est bien vrai que la vie nous accorde la grâce que nous désirons à condition que nous lui sacrifions le reste. Si on pensait que cela peut servir à quelque chose de sacrifier le reste, ce serait bien vite fait. Mais le reste abêtit, empêche de voir en face sa douleur. Enfin c'est difficile à dire. Mais vous avez raison. »Ce sentiment qui lui est encore si « difficile à dire », c'est précisément le sujet même de la Recherche. Et son aboutissement, la reconquête de cette vie par l'

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        Lloyd's Book of House Flags & Funnels of the Principal Steamship Lines of the World, and the House Flags of Various Lines of Sailing Vessels

      London: Published for the Committee of Lloyd's by Spottiswoode & Co., Ltd. 1904 - Please note that at 1.3Kg. this book will require additional postage outside of the UK. | Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 9¾" x 6". [XVIII, III] 9,58,12,927 [27]pp. | First Edition (First Printing).Uncommon in this, the apparent first, edition, although reprints from 1905 & 1912 are more widely available. Pages i-xviii: Index to House Flags and FunnelsPages i-iii second sequence index to House Flags and Funnels Supplementary List No. 1 Pages 10-69 Funnels and House Flags of Steam VesselsPages 70-74a House Flags of Sailing Vessels and Other Flags with blank pages (blank flag and funnel templates) followingPages i-iii index to Night SignalsPages 1-28 Distinguishing Night Signals of Steamship LinesPages 1-26 Advertisements For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Poor. Boards and spine knocked and dulled. Upper board near detached. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with scattered spotting, some of which affects a few of the flags. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Complete Works of William Shakespeare

      Glasgow: Bryce, David & Son, 1904. Forty volumes. Variously paginated. Dedicated to the actress Ellen Terry, this complete set of Shakespeare was part of a series of literary sets or individual volumes dedicated to her. Of the Ellen Terry series, Louis Bondy wrote that these volumes are "Bryce's greatest achievement as a leading promoter of miniature books," and, in particular, he describes the Shakespeare as "the most prodigious of these sets." Most of the sets were printed in 1904. Included are all the plays, the sonnets, a biographical sketch, and a glossary. Printed on India paper and bound in limp leather with yap edges. Housed in the original oak drop-front case, which is in the form of an antique dower chest. Small split in front panel of chest, else a remarkably fine and complete set. (Bondy, p. 114; Spielmann 459; American Art Association 182; Welsh 6264; Garbett, p. 41). (2 3/16 by 1 7/16; 55x37mm).

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        Biliny Wolga Bohatyr Volga

      Erstausgabe, Erstauflage 1904 von dem russischen Illustrator Iwan Jakowlewitsch Bilibin oder auch Bilibine, Titel (1876-1942) mit dem Titel dieses Heftes Bilini Wolga (Episches Lied der Wolga) in Kyrillisch verfasst in der Staatsdruckerei fuer Wertpapiere in St. Petersburg,, Fadenheftung gelockert, Band etwas fleckig, Ecken teilweise gering eselsohrig, mit kleinen Eck- und Randabrissen, die original Chromolithographische Umschlag- Illustration vielleicht vorne etwas gedunkelt, hinten gut, Folio mit 16 Text und Bildseiten, davon 5 vollseitige Chromolithographien und andere Buchdekorationen, eine schwarz/weisse Tafel, Bildmaterial innen wie neu, hoechst selten und ein echter Kunstgenuss aus dem russischen reinen Jugendstil, hier mit altrussischem Maerchen in Prosa. Komplett und original, nicht hinterlegt.

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        On the conversion of electric oscillations into continuous currents by means of a vacuum valve

      London: Harrison, 1904. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. pp. 476-487 with 4 text diagrams. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 74. London, Harrison, 19(04-)05. 4to. Entire volume with 14 tables and numerous illustr. ix, 580 pp. Whole volume. Minor spotting in places, library stamp on title-page and plates, shelf-number and deaccession-stamp on verso of title. Recent cloth-backed boards. ----PMM 396; Poggendorff V, 374; DSB V, 33. - First edition, journal issue. Fleming's paper introduced the basic principle of the modern wireless valve, and marks the beginning of electronics. A precursor of the transistor, the vacuum tube was the first switch used in the earliest electronic computers. Using vacuum tubes as switches, the first general-purpose electronic computer, the ENIAC, operated 10,000 times the speed of a human computer. By comparison, the Harvard Mark 1, which used electromechnical relays as switches, computed 100 times the speed of a human computer. Fleming, an electrical engineer and physicist who had worked with Thomas Edison's company in London, invented and patented the two-electrode vacuum-tube rectifier. Fleming had been aware since 1884 of the so-called "Edison effect" of "unilateral flow of particles from negative to positive electrode, and he repeated some of the experiments, with both direct and alternating currents, beginning in 1889. . . . [In 1904] he returned to his experiments on the Edison effect, with a view to producing a rectifier that would replace the inadequate detectors then used in radiotelegraphy. He named the resulting device a 'thermionic valve,' for which he obtained a patent in 1904. This was the first electron tube, the diode, ancestor of the triode and the other multielectrode tubes which have played such an important role in both telecommunications and scientific instrumentation" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Fleming's invention paved the way for Lee DeForest and others to perfect the broadcasting of wireless signals (Printing and the Mind of Man 396). ---Erstdruck des ersten Berichts über die von Fleming entwickelte Elektronenröhre. Bei seinen Untersuchungen des Edisoneffekts hatte er entdeckt, daß dieser nicht nur beim Anlegen einer positiven Spannung an die Metallplatte, sondern auch bei der Einwirkung von drahtlosen Wellen auf sie entstand. Er schuf damit nicht nur die Grundlage für die Rundfunktechnik, sondern leitete gleichzeitig das Zeitalter der Elektronik ein, das unsere Welt nachhaltig veränderte. - Im vollständigen Band der "Proceedings", enthält von Fleming noch "On an instrument for the measurement of the length of long electric waves" (S. 488-498, mit 5 Abb.). Very Good.

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        Le Beffroi. Année 1904 complète

      Le beffroi. Edition originale.Cinquième full year, the No. 41 of January-February 1904 at No. 50 November-December 1904. Pagination in continu.binding bradel the red half cloth corners, smooth back and adorned with a jewel of gilt, title doré.Revue adorned with illustrations in black and white, vignettes and culs-de-lampe.Notre copy also contains a handwritten letter of Leo Bocquet, editor of the magazine, dated 1904.spine and corners slightly rubbed, otherwise fine copy, fresh interior and agréable.Principaux Contributors: Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, Renée Vivien, Léon Bocquet, Paul Fort, René Ghil, Gustave Kahn, Albert Mockel, Charles Morice, Léon de Rosny, Albert Samain, Emile Verhaeren, Louis Pergaud, among others.The No. 50, the only one whose cover has been preserved, is devoted to a questionnaire containing 102 replies poets and writers to the following questions: If the academy to complete Goncourt and his model, a good pension rights instituted an independent academy of poets: 1-What would you consider the ten new immortal elected? (Women are allowed and also the French poets of Belgium.) 2 At what volume of verse published this year décerneriez you the price? --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Le beffroi Lille 1904 15x23cm relié

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        La nef

      Stock. First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on Hollande, the only large paper copies. Elegant red morocco binding by Semet & Plumelle, spine in five compartments, date at foot, gilt roulettes to head- and tail-pieces, red moiré silk pastedowns, marbled endpapers thereafter, gilt fillets to edges of covers, covers and spine (slightly soiled) preserved, top edge gilt; slipcase edged in the same morocco, the boards of the same marbled paper, lined with light brown felt. This copy is enriched with two autograph notes from the author. A very good, well-margined copy, superbly bound in an outstanding lined binding by Semet & Plumelle. % Stock Paris 1904 12x19cm relié sous étui

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        The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems.

      London & NY: John Lane, 1904. Octavo. 310pp. First edition thus. With lovely illustrations throughout by Jessie M. King in black & white, including numerous head- and tailpieces, as well as twenty-four full-page plates. The Scottish illustrator studied at the Glasgow School of Art, which became known as the center of the "Glasgow Style," Scotland's Art Nouveau movement characterized by the influences of Celtic imagery, Japanese prints, and the work of William Morris himself. The Art Nouveau binding, in gilt-decorated dark red cloth, was also designed by King and shows a pictorial gilt-stamped design of a resplendent Guenevere. With the original glassine dust wrapper, and housed in a slipcase. A few small chips and one small hole to dust wrapper, some faint, scattered foxing to contents, else a fine copy. T.e.g.

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        Hawaiian fishes.[Honolulu, James Steiner, c. 1910]. Oblong 12mo (12.5 x 17.5 cm). With 12 beautiful chromolithographs of fishes (ca. 12 x 16cm). Publishers red pictorial cloth.

      - Bruns, Angling books of the Americas, p. 227. Nice concertina plate book with beauiful and brightly coloured illustrations of Hawaiian fishes from the Honolulu Aquarium in Kapiolani Park on the famous Waikiki Beach. The aquarium contained from 600 to 1000 fishes of approximately 200 varieties from the waters around Hawaii. It was built in 1904 by Mr and Mrs Charles M. Cooke. Included are illustrations of the Humuhumu, Ulaula, Kapuhili, the flying fish Malolo, the Laipala, Ohua, Lae-Nihi, Kikakapu, Kawa, Akilolo, Kala, and the Nohu.Good copy.

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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1904. Sextodecimo. Original grey paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front cover in dark green, pictorial label to front board, illustrated endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. An excellent, clean copy. First edition, first impression, with "muffatees" ("muffetees" in the second impression onward) and "we" in Roman type (italics in the second impression onward) on page 15. The regular trade binding of the first impression was either grey or tan paper boards, with no priority between them.

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        Camera Work No 7

      Stieglitz, New York, 1904. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. STIEGLITZ, ALFRED [editor]. Camera Work, No. 7, New York: 1904. Quarto, pp. 52, 2 (notes), 16 (ads), wraps, halftones and gravures on japan tissue. Complete with two prints by Robert Demachy, one by Eduard Steichen, six by Theodor and Oscar Hofmeister and one by Mary Devens. A scarce issue of perhaps the most important periodical in American photographic history. Includes and essay on gum printing by Demachy, who more or less owned the process. Condition of this book: Wraps loose, chipped and torn, as usual for this fragile magazine. Binding sound, prints fine. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Photography; United States; 1900-1920; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53363. .

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        Camera Work No. 7

      Stieglitz, 1904, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. STIEGLITZ, ALFRED [editor]. Camera Work, No. 7, New York: 1904. Quarto, pp. 52, 2 (notes), 16 (ads), wraps, halftones and gravures on japan tissue. Complete with two prints by Robert Demachy, one by Eduard Steichen, six by Theodor and Oscar Hofmeister and one by Mary Devens. A scarce issue of perhaps the most important periodical in American photographic history. Includes and essay on gum printing by Demachy, who more or less owned the process. Condition of this book: Wraps loose, chipped and torn, as usual for this fragile magazine. Binding sound, prints fine. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Photography; United States; 1900-1920; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53363.

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        La Sainte Bible. Ancien testament

      M. de Brunoff & Cie. first edition published in 560 copies, ours, one of 40 copies of the draw "portrait" on handmade paper, limited edition of 20 after Japan. This copy contains the portrait of Tissot pulled intaglio, gravure a first state of all-out text before the letter, a second state heightened with color and hand all inset, before the letter, a third state with every letter inset finished in colors, all on paper at cuve.bindings Editor half vellum, smooth spine decorated with arabesques and a security pen, a tiny tear Length without missing the back of one of the volumes, flat green calico, some rubbing and stains on one of volumes.L'ouvrage is illustrated with 360 illustrations and 40 in-text inset in couleurs.Rare and beautiful edition of this "Bible Tissot" bookish iconic work of British Orientalism and whose drawings were made following a revelation that the painter was in 1885, after visiting the Saint-Sulpice church in Paris. This vision made him swap his busy life as a painter against the Sailfish (during the years 1886-1887 and 1889) to discover the holy places of Egypt, Syria and Palestine.Superbe copy of this masterpiece. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! M. de Brunoff & Cie Paris 1904 In Folio (34x42,5cm) 2 volumes reliés

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        Sur une courbe continue sans tangente, obtenue par une construction géométrique élémentaire.

      Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Soner, 1904. First edition, extremely rare offprint issue, inscribed by the author to Fredholm, of von Koch's paper, which contains the first examples of geometric fractals, the famous 'Koch curve' and 'Koch snowflake'. The term 'fractal' was coined much later, by Benoit Mandelbrot in his 1975 book Les objets fractals, forme, hasard et dimension. A fractal is an object that displays 'self-similarity' on all scales; it need not exhibit exactly the same structure at all scales, but the same 'type' of structures must appear on all scales. A fractal should also have a 'dimension' that is not a whole number, unlike a line (dimension 1) or a plane (dimension 2). Today fractals have found a bewildering variety of applications in both the arts and sciences (fractal patterns have been found in the works of Jackson Pollock). The first example of a fractal was the 'Cantor set,' introduced by Georg Cantor (1845-1918) in 1883. This set is obtained by starting with a line segment and then removing the middle third, leaving two shorter line segments; then one removes the middle third of each of these two segments; iterating the process indefinitely results in the Cantor set, an infinite set of points that is 'self-similar,' in the sense that if one magnifies a section of the set, one obtains the whole set again. The Cantor set is not really a curve: it is an infinite set of points, but is 'countable', like the whole numbers 1,2,3,..., but unlike the original line segment whose points cannot be 'counted' in this way (a fact that was also proved by Cantor). In this sense the Cantor set cannot be regarded as a geometric fractal. Koch modified Cantor's construction to obtain a genuine curve. The Koch curve is constructed by starting with a straight line segment, erecting an equilateral triangle with base the middle third of the original segment, and then erasing that middle third. This produces a shape with four line segments, each one-third the length of the original segment. The same construction is now applied to each of these four segments. The Koch curve is the result of iterating this process indefinitely. The Koch snowflake is the result of applying the process to an equilateral triangle instead of a line segment, so that a Koch snowflake is three Koch curves joined together. The Koch curve is self-similar, in the sense that any part of it, when magnified, looks the same as part of the original curve. The Koch curve has infinite length, because the total length increases by a factor 4/3 with each iteration, so that after n iterations the length is increased by a factor (4/3)n, which becomes larger without limit as n increases. The 'fractal dimension' of the Koch curve maybe be calculated by counting the number N(d) of circles of diameter d needed to cover the curve; as d get smaller N(d) gets larger, but the ratio - log N(d) / log d approaches a definite number as d approaches zero. In fact, it approaches log 4/log 3 = 1.26186 - the fractal dimension of the Koch curve. Koch's aim in this paper was not, of course, to give examples of fractals, whose definition was 70 years in the future. Rather, as the title of the paper states, he wished to give a geometric construction of a curve that was continuous but not differentiable, that is, it had no well-defined tangent at any point. The first example of such a curve had been given by Karl Weierstrass (1815-97) in a paper presented on 18 July 1872 to the Prussian Academy of Sciences (it was not published until 1895). Before Weierstrass most mathematicians believed that continuous curves were differentiable except at isolated points. But Koch was dissatisfied with Weierstrass's example: in the introduction to the present paper, he wrote, "it seems to me that his example is not satisfactory from the geometrical point of view since the function is defined by an analytic expression that hides the geometrical nature of the corresponding curve and so from this point of view one does not see why the curve has no tangent. Rather it seems that the appearance is actually in contradiction with the factual reality established by Weierstrass in a purely analytic way." Koch showed that his own curve, which was constructed in terms of elementary geometry, also had the property of being continuous everywhere but differentiable nowhere. Moreover, while the Koch curve is a fractal, Weiertsrass's curve is not, as it is not self-similar (although it does have a dimension between 1 and 2). Von Koch (1870-1924) "was a student of Gösta Mittag-Leffler and succeeded him as professor of mathematics at Stockholm University in 1911. His first work was on the theory of determinants of infinite matrices, a topic initiated by the French mathematician Henri Poincaré. This work now forms part of the theory of linear operators, which are fundamental in the study of quantum mechanics" (Britannica). Fredholm was also a student of Mittag-Leffler, and worked at Stockholm University for the rest of his life, becoming professor of mathematical physics there in 1906. Fredholm "solved, under quite broad hypotheses, a very general class of integral equations that had been the subject of extensive research for almost a century. His work led indirectly to the development of Hilbert spaces and so to other more general function spaces" (DSB, under Fredholm). Referring to his work on integral equations, "in an address to the Swedish Congress of Mathematics (1909) [Fredholm] said, 'the works of my colleague von Koch on infinite determinants greatly facilitated my research '" (Stewart, Fredholm, Hilbert, Schmidt: three fundamental papers on integral equations (2011) - www.cs.umd.edu/~stewart/FHS.pdf). Offprint from Arkiv för matematik 1 (1904). 8vo (215 x 139 mm), pp. 681-704. Original printed wrappers, a little chipping with small loss to left upper corner and lower right.

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        The History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut . Comprising the Present Towns of Wethers Field, Rocky Hill, Newington & Glastonbury Prior to Its Incorporationin 1693

      The Grafton Press, New York 1904 - Sm 4to, 2 Vol. Spines are slightly rubbed but otherwise in very good condition. #375 of 500 copies. Has 1,941 pages total. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reports on Journeys in Mongolia....

      London. HMSO. January and May1904. China No. 1. Report by Mr. C. W. Campbell, His Majesty's Consul at Wuchow, on a journey in Mongolia. Folding coloured map, 43pp, original wrappers, quarto. China No. 3 (1904). Despatch from His Majesty's Minister at Peking, Inclosing a Report by Mr George J. Kidston on a Journey in Mongolia. Black and white photographic illustrations, 26pp.China No 4 (1904). Large colour folding map showing the route of both journeys. Original wrappers.Disbound. Neat stamp of an Oxford College upper cover of China No 3 and upper wrapper of Map. Quarto. Very good copies. These two reports are complementary since they cover much the same parts of Mongolia and the map accompanying Kidston report shows the route of both journeys. Charles William Campbell (1861 -1927) was an experienced scholar-Consul, later Chinese Secretary to the British Legation in Peking, who applied his wide knowledge to enrich his well-written report, which abounds in interesting information. George J [Jardine] Kidston (1835-1909) seems to have been a wealthy traveller with good social and political connections, who was accompanied by a junior but well-regarded member of the British Consular Service, A. J. Flaherty (1878-1909, who died young from appendicitis, when still a First Assistant. Campbell's visit was made in 1902 (with reference to earlier ones) and Kidston and Flaherty's in 1903. Mongolia was a dependency of China, and like Tibet was under the supervision of Chinese (in its case Manchu) residents (ambans), and again like Tibet, was subject to the all-pervading presence of the Buddhist Lamaist church. But in these years following the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95, with the resulting weakening of Chinese prestige, Russian influence and infiltration had greatly increased. The two reports provide information on the up to date situation as seen through their extensive tour of the non-desert areas of the country. Kidston's report is accompanied by interesting photographs, a new feature of official publications of this kind, and the maps are well produced. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 142941)....

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        La bible d'Amiens

      Mercure de France. First edition of the French translation by Marcel Proust, one of the copies of the first issue numbered press. Binding to bradel half calico indigo, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, double thread tail piece as red shagreen dishes marbled paper covers preserved, contemporary binding. Valuable autograph of the author to his young writer friend Max Daireaux. If he had known the family Daireaux Neuilly it was not until 1908 to return to Buenos Aires Proust became friends with the young Max, thirteen years his junior. They will maintain for several years, a significant primarily literary correspondence. We thus note that the first letter from Proust to this new friend, written in September 1908 as a dedicatory poem is attached to a copy of Pleasures and days. Later Proust support the publication of the writings of his protege in the Figaro and in 1913, its scientists seek when correcting his manuscript Research lights. It will highlight it on this occasion he used in "The Girls" anecdote occurred in Daireaux: "There is (in the second volume) one word beast and it has been said by me in you ... "(letter of 19 June 1913). Mercure de France Paris 1904 12x19cm relié sous étui

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        GOLLIWOGG IN HOLLAND

      - (UPTON,FLORENCE)illus. GOLLIWOGG IN HOLLAND by Bertha Upton. London: Longmans Green 1904. Oblong 4to (11 x 8 1/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some cover soil, a margin mend, VG. 1st edition. Illustrated by Florence with 31 great full page color illustrations to accompany the story in verse by her mother Bertha. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Our Poultry and All About Them: Their Varieties, Habits, Mating, Breeding, Selection and Management for Pleasure and Profit.

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

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        The Wolf-Leader. Newly translated by Afred Allinson.

      London: Methuen, [1904]. Octavo, pp. 8 [advertisements]; 115. In publisher's decorated wraps, white card overprinted in red and black. Front of book features stylised titles and author's name bordered by a sword design, with central image of the 'wolf-leader' surrounded by a pack of ferocious wolves. Book is in extremely good condition, with very light edgewear, an ink number to left extremity of front panel and superficial chips to the spine panel. Clean, crisp and bright with border colours vivid around the striking Frank Adams cover illustration. Internally crisp and clean, with the customary reams of advertisements for Whelpton's Purifying Pills and Swan Fountain Pens preceding the story. Described as 'One of the best Werewolf novels ever written', this is a chilling tale of a man who gains the ability to control wolves after begging for assistance in his revenge against a persecutor, from a giant talking wolf walking on its hind legs. This extremely fragile item is in near-fine condition, making a rare survival. Dumas' novel is superb, teeming with rich Gothic description, humour, and provocative sentiment; 'And as we travel nearer and nearer to the grave, do we again draw closer, ever closer to the cradle?'.

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        Japan Through the Stereoscope....

      Underwood & Underwood. 1904. Complete set of 100 black and white albumen-print stereo views in original box, spine gilt. Captioned in French, German, Spanish, Swedish and Russian together with a full description in English of the activity or scene pictured on the reverse. Box styled as though two uniform volumes, ideal for keeping on a bookcase. Spine gilt. Box a little worn and marked, repaired at two corners. The photographs and cards are in very good condition. Cards measure approximately 9 x 18cm, images 8 x 8cm. This significant collection of 100 photographs of Japan by English photographer Herbert George Ponting includes many images of types and trades, as well as five images of Mount Fuji, for which George Ponting was especially famous. His photography of Mount Fuji was so new and breathtaking that the Japan Times said of it "It would scarcely be an exaggeration to say that Mr Ponting has discovered a new mountain..."The great lengths to which Herbert Ponting went to depict scenes just as he wanted them was staggering. This collection includes his famous photograph "Snow-capped Fuji, the superb (12,365ft) mirrored in Lake Shoji - looking S.E. - Japan." This perfect, haunting scene of Mount Fuji: the grassy water's edge of Lake Motosu in the foreground, Mount Fuji mirrored perfectly in the lake and the snow-capped mountain itself in the background, took more than a dozen journeys carrying heavy photography equipment of over 22 kilometres each, to capture. The result: a cloudless sky, the mirrored mountain and static grass, each stalk in focus, has made this particular photograph a justifiably famous image.Although Herbert Ponting, is best known for the photographs of the Antarctic taken while on Scott's ill-fated Second Expedition to the Antarctic, his photography of Japan is something very special. In the short period between 1901 - 1906 he made five visits to Japan. His engagement with the country is evident in this collection of photographs which, particularly when viewed as they should be through a stereo viewer, show an always interesting, and often hauntingly beautiful early 20th century Japan. (Terry Bennett - Photography in Japan 1853 - 1912). (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157192)....

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        La nef

      First edition, one of 20 numbered copies on Holland paper, the only major paper.Binding half morocco blue at corners, back with four nerves decorated with gilded floral garlands, gold tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of flowered paper, nets gilded on the cuts, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head on witnesses, contemporary binding signed René Kieffer.autograph dedication of the author autograph signed and dated by Elemir Bourges Henry Thuile on the half-title page that is shaded.Nice copy wide-margined established pleasantly binding signed at the time. Stock Paris 1904 12,5x19,5cm relié

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        Farces et moralités

      first edition on the current paper.Binding to bradel full combed paper, smooth back, navy blue shagreen part of title, preserved covers with restorations and traces of adhesive paper margins, binding signed Thomas Boichot.Precious autograph signed by Octave Mirbeau Louis Lépine.Nice copy pleasantly established. Charpentier Paris 1904 12x19cm relié

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        Marie Donadieu

      Charpentier. First edition, one of 20 copies numbered and reimposed on Arches paper reserved for the bibliophile society "XX".Binding in full navy blue morocco, spine slightly darker with five nerves, date and place golden tail, golden wheels on the covers, guards and contreplats paper moiré effect, frame with golden lace on contreplats, double gilt fillets on the cuts, double blankets and double spine preserved, all gilded, elegant contemporary binding signed David.Handwritten signature of Charles-Louis Philippe to the justification of the draw.Very nice copy perfectly established. Charpentier Paris 1904 16,5x25,5cm relié

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        Simla: Past and Present.

      Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, 1904. RARE FIRST EDITION. Large Octavo, pp.xiv, 270 [2]. With 51 b/w illustrated plates including frontispiece (actually facing p.1), and a folding map to prelims. In publisher's brown cloth (formerly green) with b/w stamped illustrations to upper board. Vestiges of stamping to spine. Decorative textured end-papers. Cloth mainly sunned to light brown, especially spine, where titles are no longer visible. Light external wear. Good overall. An extremely rare historical work concerning the Summer Capital of British India (also known as Shimla), produced under the auspices of the then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon.

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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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        Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

      Glasgow: Bryce, David & Son, (1904). Forty volumes. Variously paginated. Dedicated to the actress Ellen Terry, this complete set of Shakespeare was part of a series of literary sets or individual volumes dedicated to her. Of the Ellen Terry series, Louis Bondy wrote that these volumes are "Bryce's greatest achievement as a leading promoter of miniature books," and, in particular, he describes the Shakespeare as "the most prodigious of these sets." Most of the sets were printed in 1904. Included are all the plays, the sonnets, a biographical sketch, and a glossary. Printed on India paper and bound in limp leather with yap edges. Housed in the original oak drop-front case, which is in the form of an antique dower chest. Small split in front panel of chest, else a remarkably fine and complete set. (Bondy, p. 114; Spielmann 459; American Art Association 182; Welsh 6264; Garbett, p. 41). (2 3/16 by 1 7/16; 55x37mm).

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        Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan. Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological and Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan.

      Cheaper Edition. London. Hurst and Blackett. 1904. Folding colour map of Chinese Turkestan at rear, handsome photogravure frontispiece with plate mark, 134 black and white photographic illustrations, xl503pp, embossed stamp of The Library of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary on title page and last page of index, stamped "withdrawn" on dedication leaf, short closed tear in margin of the map, some light scattered foxing, spine little darkened where label has been removed, pocket on lower free endpaper, neat signature of a prior owner front free endpaper, lightly foxed first and last leaves. Original pictorial cloth torn with 2.5cm loss on spine, chipped in several places at head and tail of spine, boards lightly soiled and rubbed at corners. Although ex-library this copy is clean, sound and complete, all illustrations and the handsome folding map being present. Stein was born in Budapest in 1862, and died at Kabul in 1943. This is a general narrative of his first exploration to Central Asia of 1900-1901 which was carried out under the auspices of the Government of India. Crossing the Karakoram and the Pamirs he entered Chinese Turkestan, and explored archaeologically the sand buried ruins of Khotan and its surrounds. (see Yakushi S328). (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155876).

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        Diary and Letters of Mme D'Arblay (1778-1840). As Edited by her niece Charlotte Barrett. With Preface and Notes by Austin Dobson.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1904. 6 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary dark brown half morcocco, a little rubbed, with gilt titles and "box" design to spines, cloth boards, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Portrait frontispiece, facsimiles of letters, and several illustrations. A beautiful set, internally clean.

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        Japan Through the Stereoscope....

      Underwood & Underwood. 1904. Complete set of 100 black and white albumen-print stereo views in original box, spine gilt. Captioned in French, German, Spanish, Swedish and Russian together with a full description in English of the activity or scene pictured on the reverse. Box styled as though two uniform volumes, ideal for keeping on a bookcase. Spine gilt. Box a little worn and marked, repaired at two corners. The photographs and cards are in very good condition. Cards measure approximately 9 x 18cm, images 8 x 8cm. This significant collection of 100 photographs of Japan by English photographer Herbert George Ponting includes many images of types and trades, as well as five images of Mount Fuji, for which George Ponting was especially famous. His photography of Mount Fuji was so new and breathtaking that the Japan Times said of it "It would scarcely be an exaggeration to say that Mr Ponting has discovered a new mountain..."The great lengths to which Herbert Ponting went to depict scenes just as he wanted them was staggering. This collection includes his famous photograph "Snow-capped Fuji, the superb (12,365ft) mirrored in Lake Shoji - looking S.E. - Japan." This perfect, haunting scene of Mount Fuji: the grassy water's edge of Lake Motosu in the foreground, Mount Fuji mirrored perfectly in the lake and the snow-capped mountain itself in the background, took more than a dozen journeys carrying heavy photography equipment of over 22 kilometres each, to capture. The result: a cloudless sky, the mirrored mountain and static grass, each stalk in focus, has made this particular photograph a justifiably famous image.Although Herbert Ponting, is best known for the photographs of the Antarctic taken while on Scott's ill-fated Second Expedition to the Antarctic, his photography of Japan is something very special. In the short period between 1901 - 1906 he made five visits to Japan. His engagement with the country is evident in this collection of photographs which, particularly when viewed as they should be through a stereo viewer, show an always interesting, and often hauntingly beautiful early 20th century Japan. (Terry Bennett - Photography in Japan 1853 - 1912). (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157192)....

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        Un drame en Livonie

      Edition for of wich no leading copies exists. Binding half shagreen fir corners, back with five nerves, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, mounted on blankets kept tabs, binder modern pastiche. Very rare autograph signed by the author [Achilles] Tournier, then prefect of the Somme. Book featuring original illustrations by L. Benett. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Hetzel Paris s.d. (1904) 12x19cm relié

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        Kunst-Formen der Natur. Hundert Illustrationstafeln mit beschreibendem Text, Allgemeine Erläuterung und systematische Übersicht.

      Leipzig und Wien. Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1904. mit 100 Tafeln, 2° Folio. 36,3 x 28,0 cm. unpaginiert Seiten, Einband mit 3 Vignetten und kalligraphisch gestaltetem Titel, Hardcover in Leinwand, Vorwort von Ernst Haeckel, In gutem Zustand. der Einband leicht fleckig, die Kanten teils berieben, die unteren Einbandecken etwas bestoßen, beide Rückenkapitale etwas berieben, das obere am Falz des Vorderdeckels bis ca. 2 cm durchgerieben, der Vorderdeckel am Fuß nahe des Rückenfalzes leicht angebrochen (1,5 cm), der Buchblock selbst sauber und frisch, Halbfranzband mit ornamentierten Vorsätzen. angebunden: Kunstformen der Natur. Supplement-Heft. Allgemeine Erläuterung und systematische Übersicht. Von Ernst Haeckel, Leipzig und Wien, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1904, 51 Seiten, - der unpaginiert Band mit einem Blatt Vorwort, die 100 Tafeln jeweils mit Deckblatt und einem Blatt Erläuterungen. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Naturwissenschaften & Mathematik, Biologie, Sammlerexemplare, Illustrierte Bücher

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        The Writings of John Burroughs...

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company/Riverside Press, 1904. Autograph edition, number 43 of 750 copies signed by Burroughs. Beautifully bound in publisher's morocco. Complete 23-volume set, profusely illustrated with engraved or photogravure frontispieces and other illustrations throughout on Japan paper.Note: A manuscript leaf is tipped in at the beginning of Volume I, but appears to be from Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphrey Ward and not from John Burroughs' writings.Provenance: The George M. Pflaumer (Christie's 1997).Octavo, publisher's three-quarter morocco, gilt decorated spines with floral patterns, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; text partially unopened. A few volumes with light rubbing to leather. An exquisite set. Very Good....

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        Rose-leaf and Apple-leaf L'Envoi

      London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1904. First edition. Softcover. g- to fine. 116/200 - Octavo. 30pp. Original gray wraps with blue, decorative ruling and blue lettering on cover with blue cloth wrap around chemise housed in black half leather slipcase with gilt lettering on spine; raised bands. Printed on wove paper with red, green and black lettered title page. Historiated head piece and initial. "These pages contain a Reprint of Mr. Oscar Wilde's Introduction (L'Envoi) to Rose-leaf and Apple-leaf, a book of poems by Mr. Rennell Rodd, published in Philadelphia, U. S. A., in A. D. 1882. This is the first publication in England of Mr. Wilde's Essay. The issue consists of Two Hundred copies, of which this is No. 116." Pirated edition published by "Wright and Jones," 1904. Mason # 614. Slipcase with small chips along spine and two inch white stain at top of front cover and a one and a half inch white stain at top of leather on back cover reaching across most of the back cover. Wraps with minor wear along edges. Slipcase in overall good-, chemise in fine, wraps and interior in fine condition.

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        La Bible d'Amiens

      Mercure de France. First edition of the French translation by Marcel Proust, one of the first numbered copy of the press issue, he was shot 7 Holland paper in leading copies.Bound in half brown shagreen, spine 5 nerves boards marbled paper, and contreplats guards handmade paper, wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary bindingRare autograph dedication signed Goyau Georges Proust: "A Monsieur Georges Goyau His loving admirer and grateful Marcel Proust..." He was a French historian and essayist who was working in particular with the Revue des Deux Mondes, he was also the husband of Lucie Faure-Goyau, one of Marcel Proust's childhood friends. December 18, 1904, he published an article on censer The Bible of Amiens in Gaul, following a request from Proust himself, who accompanied problablement this copy. In the letter of thanks that followed the publication of this article, Marcel Proust told George Goyau his philosophical conception of the work of a translator: "You know what I have admiration for Ruskin And as I think each of us has supported. souls he particularly likes, load them know and love, to avoid wrinkling misunderstandings and night, darkness as they say, forgetting, you know what hands - scrupulous - but pious and as soft as I could - I touched on this one ... "Precious copy with a handwritten dedication affectionate Marcel Proust on his first translation of Ruskin. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Mercure de France Paris 1904 12x19cm relié

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        Adventures on the Roof of the World.

      T. Fisher Unwin, London. 1904 - First edition. Octavo. pp xvi, 333. Numerous black-and-white photographs including a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Original pictorial cloth. Top edge gilt. Alpine climbing. Pictorial mountaineering bookplate on front pastedown. Front inner hinge a little cracked. Some spotting throughout. Very good indeed in the rare dustwrapper which is good, chipped at top edge of upper panel and a little at the head and tail of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Complete Works of William Shakespeare....

      Glasgow: Bryce, David & Son, (1904). Forty volumes. Variously paginated. Dedicated to the actress Ellen Terry, this complete set of Shakespeare was part of a series of literary sets or individual volumes dedicated to her. Of the Ellen Terry series, Louis Bondy wrote that these volumes are "Bryce's greatest achievement as a leading promoter of miniature books," and, in particular, he describes the Shakespeare as "the most prodigious of these sets." Most of the sets were printed in 1904. Included are all the plays, the sonnets, a biographical sketch, and a glossary. Printed on India paper and bound in limp leather with yap edges. Housed in the original oak drop-front case, which is in the form of an antique dower chest. Small split in front panel of chest, else a remarkably fine and complete set. (Bondy, p. 114; Spielmann 459; American Art Association 182; Welsh 6264; Garbett, p. 41). (2 3/16 by 1 7/16; 55x37mm)....

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        Kunst-Formen der Natur. Hundert Illustrationstafeln mit beschreibendem Text, Allgemeine Erläuterung und systematische Übersicht.

      Leipzig und Wien. Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1904. - mit 100 Tafeln, 2° Folio. 36,3 x 28,0 cm. unpaginiert Seiten, Vorwort von Ernst Haeckel, In gutem Zustand. der Einband leicht fleckig, die Kanten teils berieben, die unteren Einbandecken etwas bestoßen, beide Rückenkapitale etwas berieben, das obere am Falz des Vorderdeckels bis ca. 2 cm durchgerieben, der Vorderdeckel am Fuß nahe des Rückenfalzes leicht angebrochen (1,5 cm), der Buchblock selbst sauber und frisch, Halbfranzband mit ornamentierten Vorsätzen. angebunden: Kunstformen der Natur. Supplement-Heft. Allgemeine Erläuterung und systematische Übersicht. Von Ernst Haeckel, Leipzig und Wien, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1904, 51 Seiten, - der unpaginiert Band mit einem Blatt Vorwort, die 100 Tafeln jeweils mit Deckblatt und einem Blatt Erläuterungen. Einband mit 3 Vignetten und kalligraphisch gestaltetem Titel, Hardcover in Leinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Englische Haus 3 Bde. : Entwicklung, Bedingungen, Anlage, Aufbau, Einrichtung und Innenraum von Hermann Muthesius in 3 Bänden. Bd.1: Entwicklung des englischen Hauses, Bd.2: Bedingungen, Anlage, gärtnerische Umgebung, Aufbau und gesundheitliche Einrichtungen des englischen Hauses, Bd.3: Der Innenraum des englischen Hauses.

      Berlin : E. Wasmuth, 1904. Bd.1: 219 S., m. 208 Abb. Bd.2: VII, 237 S. : m. 256 Abb., Bd.3: 240, XXVI S. Gesamtinhaltsverzeichnis d. Bd. 1 - 3, 298 Abb. 4°, braunes Leinem m. roten goldgeprägtem Titel- u. Rückenschild Einbände a. d. Unterkante etw. aufgehellt, Ecken leicht bestoßen, Schnitt altersfleckig, ebenso die Vorsätze u. ersten u. letzten Seiten, sonst sauber, Bindung fest. Gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Rose-leaf and Apple-leaf L'Envoi

      Printed for Private Circulation, London 1904 - 116/200 - Octavo. 30pp. Original gray wraps with blue, decorative ruling and blue lettering on cover with blue cloth wrap around chemise housed in black half leather slipcase with gilt lettering on spine; raised bands. Printed on wove paper with red, green and black lettered title page. Historiated head piece and initial. "These pages contain a Reprint of Mr. Oscar Wilde's Introduction (L'Envoi) to Rose-leaf and Apple-leaf, a book of poems by Mr. Rennell Rodd, published in Philadelphia, U. S. A., in A. D. 1882. This is the first publication in England of Mr. Wilde's Essay. The issue consists of Two Hundred copies, of which this is No. 116." Pirated edition published by "Wright and Jones," 1904. Mason # 614. Slipcase with small chips along spine and two inch white stain at top of front cover and a one and a half inch white stain at top of leather on back cover reaching across most of the back cover. Wraps with minor wear along edges. Slipcase in overall good-, chemise in fine, wraps and interior in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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 a touch of rubbing. 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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