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        A History of English Furniture. Includes: The Age of Oak; The Age of Walnut; The Age of Mahogany; The Age of Satinwood. With Plates in Colour After Shirley Slocombe. Complete in Twenty Parts

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, Limited. 1904. F First Edition. S Soft Cover. Very Good. First edition, in its original parts, published from 1904 through 1908. Exceptionally well-illustrated and important history of English furniture, with sixty chromolithographed plates after Shirley Slocombe and hundreds of other plates in black and white. This copy is in the original grey printed wraps, as originally issued, in twenty separate parts - four "volumes" of five parts each. This exhaustive work contains more than a thousand pages of illustrated text plus the sixty color plates, each printed on thick paper with a protective captioned tissue overlay. Each five-part volume is has consecutive page numbers, with four pages of advertising at each end of several of the parts. This advertising may not be included in the bound volumes that are much more frequently encountered. The Age of Oak: viii, (1), 243p.+15 pl., ads in parts I, II, III and IV. The Age of Walnut: (2), 247p.+15 pl., ads in parts II, III, IV and V. The Age of Mahogany: (4), 271p.+ 15 pl., ads in parts II and IV. The Age of Satinwood: (4), 259p.+ 15 pl., ads in parts II, III and IV. Collated and complete. The plates are stunning, with strong colors, depicting fine examples of important furniture best representing their types and periods. Very good overall, internally near fine. Some of the covers have loosened a bit (a couple are detached), some have edgewear and some spine chips, a few of the part have a few loosened pages. The pages and plates are free from chips, tears, names or other markings, with effectively no foxing other than a bit to a few of the advertising pages, and one finger smudge on a text page. Exceptionally clean condition.

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        THE EVER NEW HORIZON - Alma-Tadema, 1904.

      THE EVER NEW HORIZONStaalgravure vervaardigd door Charles Oliver Murray in 1904 naar het schilderij (Opus CCCLXXV uit 1903) van Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gesigneerd door Alma-Tadema en Murray. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 49 x 38 cm.Vanaf 1880 begint Alma-Tadema aan een reeks schilderijen waarop vrouwen zijn afgebeeld die zich hoog op imposante marmeren terrassen bevinden en uitkijken over een heldere Middellandse Zee.Hoewel er weinig archeologische voorwerpen zijn afgebeeld, lijken ze in een specifieke tijd en plaats te zijn gesitueerd: de Romeinse tijd aan de Golf van Napels.Klassieke bronnen beschrijven deze kustlijn als een populaire vakantie bestemming uit het vroeg Romeinse Rijk. De rijken bouwden luxe villa?s langs de baai op de randen van de klippen.De drie vrouwen op The Ever New Horizon lijken echter minder ontspannen dan de dames op het fameuze The Coign of Vantage [vert.: een gunstig uitkijkpunt] uit 1895. De vrouwen lijken door hun geliefden te zijn verlaten en hopen, uitkijkend over zee, op hun terugkomst.Prijs: ? 2.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        [Photo Albums]: "Winter of 1904 - 05 and 1905 - 1906 Pictures Taken at Briarcliff New York"

      Briarcliff, New York. 1904-1907. Two albums. Oblong quartos measuring 10" x 12" and 10" x 14". Black leather over flexible paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Screw bound black leather over paper boards. Contains 152 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 6" and 6.5" x 9.5" with captions. Both albums very good with waviness and spotting on the boards with near fine photographs.Two photo albums kept by Elizabeth "Bessie" A. Washington, a Tennessee native, between 1904 and 1907 while attending Briarcliff College in New York. Briarcliff College was originally founded as Mrs. Dow's School for Girls in 1903 at Briarcliff Lodge and by 1933 had become a junior college. The album includes large photos of girls performing a variety of plays. These photos depict the girls in all manner of costumes from Middle Eastern "Arabian Nights" style dress to French Revolution powdered wigs. The students, all of whom are female, take turns playing both male and female roles throughout the dozen or more theatrical productions that are represented in the album. One interesting scene shows the women on stage posing as nurses in a battle. Aside from performances there were also a great number of dances and events including a prom with a group photo of all the women attending and an Asian-themed birthday party for one of the girls where everyone wore kimonos. The girls are photographed having tea, playing instruments, and dressed as clowns. A focal point of Elizabeth's education at Briarcliff seemed to be theatrical productions which are documented throughout the album. Two large photos show the class as a whole with their instructors. There are also numerous photos of the campus and buildings of the school.A section of pages towards the end of the album is a collection of ephemera collected by Elizabeth during her time at Briarcliff. These include invitations, valentines, and programs for a variety of activities she was involved in. The invitations and programs specifically show her interest and involvement with the theater productions boasting "Briarcliff Manor Matinee" and "Soiree" given by the "young ladies of the school." One valentine reads, "There is a girl from Tennessee who certainly appeals to me. Her hair is black and long and her face is very strong." Another note reads, "to my room-mate dear, I write this dearest in all the world you are...my hope, my guiding star." Elizabeth appears to have been beloved among her classmates, one refers to her as "a queen of hearts." Her time at Briarcliff was full of creative bonding through performance with the other girls at the school.A wonderful collection of photography detailing a girl's school at the turn of the century and female camaraderie, with nicely composed and accomplished images, in a larger format than generally encountered. .

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        The Marvelous Land of Oz, Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Scarecrow and Tin Woodman... A Sequel to the Wizard of Oz

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co, 1904. Rubbings on back strip. Ex-Libris on reverse of frontispiece. Binding cracked but intact. One of the full color illustrations is detached. Two pages, 152 & 153, have a stain in the center of the page. This does not effect visibility of the text. . 287 pp. with green pictorial covers showcasing a whimsical illustration of the Tin Woodman shaking hands with the Scarecrow. 1st edition. Sixteen (16) full color plates plus black and white in-text illustrations. Features illustrated endpapers with the comedians Montgomery and Stone portraying the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow, respectively, in the 1902 musical, The Wizard of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/4".

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        Indian Basketry Studies in a Textile Art Without Machinery

      New York Doubleday 1904 - First Edition with 248 Plates MASON, Otis Tufton. Indian Basketry. Studies in a Textile Art Without Machinery. New York: Doubleday, 1904. First edition. Two large octavo volumes (10 1/8 x 7 inches; 258 x 180 mm). [xx], 254; [xiv], [2], 255-528 pp. With 248 plates, some which are black-and-white and others that are in color and tipped in. Descriptive issue guards with the color plates, including the two frontispieces. With an additional 212 illustrations within the text. This was originally published in the Report of the United States National museum for 1902 (p. 171-548) under title: "Aboriginal American basketry.". Original full yellow cloth stamped with tan ink in basket-weave pattern. Spines lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Spines a bit darkend and gilt lightly rubbed. Cloth a bit rubbed along edges. Previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown of each volumes. Very good. In a custom cloth slipcase. "Mason's contributions can perhaps be most appreciated if he is considered as an ethnologist with a specialty in museology. He was significantly involved in developing theories and methods of ethnological exhibits. His greatest and most enduring work, however, was probably the Smithsonian ethnological collection itself. As its first curator, Mason provided direction and much of the hands-on work for that large, sometimes very inclusive, and, in contrast to many others, well-documented collection. Furthermore, Mason's patient and persistent research in his collection is clearly indicated by his many publications on material culture. The best example is his masterpiece, "American Indian Basketry: A Study of a Textile Art Without Machinery" (Annual Report of the United States National Museum, 1900)." (American National Biography). HBS 67806. $750 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Farces et moralités

      Edition on current paper, it has been printed in Holland paper 20 large chocolate papiers.binding half morocco, smooth spine with three tiny holes in head, flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, scuffs in bottom of the second flat, contemporary binding unsigned but attributed to Lancelin.Signed autograph author Paul Ollendorff.A slight marginal tear on the first book that was mounted on onglet.Exemplaire pleasantly établi.Provenance: Library Paul Ollendorff. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Charpentier Paris 1904 12x19cm relié

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        THE SIMPLE HOME

      San Francisco: Smith Elder and Company, 1904. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding. Charles Keeler moved to San Francisco in 1891 as a young man, and shortly after became director of the Natural History Museum. Having met architect Bernard Maybeck on the commuter ferry, they became friends and Maybeck agreed to design a home for Keeler in the Berkeley Hill. It was a momentous occasion -- the first of a number of Bay Area homes designed to blend in with the natural setting. This was new style of residence and this book became its manifesto. Keeler's most important book [see Herny, Berkeley Bohemia]. In the publisher's tan cloth with paper label. Typography by John Henry Nash, and printed at the Tomoye Press. Previous owner name on the pastedown, and a namestamp on the endpaper. Near Fine binding.

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        Cabinet portrait photograph signed.

      Genoa, 21. XI. 1904. - Sepia toned cabinet photograph (97 x 138 mm) by Oggioni & Borgia of Genoa with a bold signature in fountain pen at the foot. A few light age marks, otherwise a good example of this popular musician.

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        Fine Group of Illustrated Autograph Letters Signed of which 2 are Illustrated (3), Pen-and-Ink Drawings of Ships (5), and other items (2) (Edoardo Federico, 1838-1912, Italian Artist, Marine Painter in Ordinary to Queen Victoria)

      1904 - addressed to his friend the artist George Sydney WATERLOW (1852-1925), reflecting de Martino's high social standing with the monarchs of Europe (and the Emperor of Brazil), especially accompanying Edward VII on the Royal Yacht, with dates of his recent travels in 1902, beautifully housed in folding window mounts in a bespoke box, with a Checklist, together 10 items, London, Arran, Windsor Castle, CHECKLIST 1. London, 1902, Box Lid. Sketch of The Italian Royal Yacht 'Vittorio Emanuele', two tall masts square-rigged under full sail, inscribed in Italian "A Souvenir of the ship and of his friend Eduardo de Martino, London, 1902". Photo reproduction, 4½" x 5¾". 2. No place, no date, inside box lid. Subscription and signature from a letter. 3. No place, 3rd June 1902. Sketch of a vessel with two tall masts in a choppy sea, inscribed 'To my friend G. Waterlow'. 6¼" x 9¾". 4. Arran, August 1902. Sketch of HM Yacht Victoria & Albert under steam with small boats clustered around. 5" x 7½". 5. 2 College Terrace, Swiss Cottage, London N.W., 3rd November 1902. Illustrated Autograph Letter Signed to Waterlow. ". I went with His Majesty Yacht Victoria Albert 14th August till the 9th Sept. on board, and after to Balmoral till the 10th Oct, and also I work all the time . if you call some day at the studio I will show you. Saturday I go to Sandringham to His Majesty, & to meet the German Emperor, and on the 16th or 17th Inst . to London, discussing 'the frames' & asking Waterlow 'your dear Son, where is? on board the Magnificent', with a Sketch of a square-rigged vessel tilting at speed. 3 sides 8vo black-edged. 6. Windsor Castle, 20th November 1902. Autograph Letter Signed. ". I arrived with His Majesty on Monday last, to meet the King of Portugal - and I hope Monday to return in London and see you, in case you are up .". 1 side 8vo. 7. 2 College Terrace, 2nd December 1902. Illustrated Autograph Letter Signed. ". I am very sorry as I am engaged tomorrow with the Italian Ambassador", suggesting Waterlow "come at the Studio Thursday - and lunch with you after .", he has done "lot sketches during the Cruise and also at Balmoral - Remember me to your Signora", Sketch of a vessel with two tall masts and accompanying small craft. 3 sides 8vo. 8. No place, 1st January 1904. Charming Sketch of a racing yacht at full speed, the waves highlighted in white and inscribed "Happy New Year". 1 side card 3½" x 4½". 9. Fine Sketch of a tall two-masted vessel from the port aft, with (apparently) the Isle of Wight in the background. 4½" x 7"." 10. No place, no date. Sketch of a warship leaning heavily and firing broadside, on an envelope. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      Stratford-On-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press, 1904. 10 volumes. First Edition printed by the Shakespeare Head Press. Limited and Numbered, this being copy number 131. Illustrated with the Droeshout and Chandos portraits as frontispieces as well as the additional gravure frontispieces of known portraits of Shakespeare to every volume. 4to, beautifully bound in three-quarter red morocco by Bayntun of Bath. The spines are decorated with panel designs separated by raised bands gilt stopped, two compartments lettered in gilt, t.e.g. A very fine and very handsome copy of this beautifully printed work. FIRST AND BEST EDITION PRODUCED BY THE SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS IN STRATFORD-ON-AVON. The Shakespeare Head Press was the dream child of A. H. Bullen, who wished to produce beautiful editions of Shakespeare’s works-- set, printed and bound in the famed author’s home town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. The press expanded significantly over the years and printed many wonderful editions by a plethora of writers. The books were printed for A.H. Bullen and F. Sidgwick at the press, in the house of Julius Shaw the poet's friend and one of the witnesses to his will. The text with essays by H.C. Beeching, Robert Bridges, Henry Davey, E.K. Chambers, J.J. Jusserand and M.H. Spielmann. The type was composed under the supervision of T.E. Summerton. The whole was printed by F.S. Cooper. The work was begun in July, 1904 and finished in January 1907. Colin Franklin, writing in THE PRIVATE PRESSES, says that in the years after the death of A. H. Bullen (the Press's founder), the Shakespeare Head Press "became the most mature and sophisticated of the private presses, producing some works in the grand manner which are a great pleasure to read and examine now" (p. 147). This set indeed is "in the grand manner," beautifully printed on fine paper, and very handsomely bound and presented. This is a very pleasing binding from the period before Bayntun and Riviere were joined as a bookbinding concern. Such bindings are rarely seen in the marketplace preceding as they do, those of the joined firms.

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        Bunte Verglasungen.

      Stuttgart. Julius Hoffman. No date. Ca. 1904. Black and white title page and 21 of 24 color collotype plates (look like lithographs), each approximately 20 x 14 inches, loose in portfolio - paper covered boards with cloth spine and corners. Portfolio rubbed at extremities with occasional spotting; the plates are in excellent condition with minor creasing on the left margin (well outside image) produced by the tight dimensions of the portfolio case (title page considerably creased along left edge). A portfolio featuring stunning large color plates of beautifully designed Art Nouveau stained glass windows. The windows were created by nine different artists (R. Beauclair, M.J. Gradl, G.M. Ellwood, P. Lang, R. Geyling, J. Goller, R. Bacard, R. Waldraff, R. Rochga). Each artist is identified by initials printed at the bottom of the plate; a key to these appears on the verso of the title page. While the visual motif is overwhelmingly Art Nouveau, a number of the panels hint at the Deco stylistics to emerge in upcoming decades. A scarce title held by only two libraries in the United States.

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        Une ville flottante. Aventure de 3 Russes et de 3 Anglais

      New edition after the first illustrated appeared in the cardboard "in shell" in 1872. Vignettes by Férat engraved by Pannemaker. 6 polychrome off-texts.Cardboard editor "At golden globe" of the 3rd kind. This golden globe was preceded by the type "black band" and type "to yoke". printed later with the half-title Collection Hetzel, white back. Hetzel Paris 1904 Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm) 171pp. ; 202pp. relié

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        Charming oblong cabinet photograph, by E. Uhlenhuth of Coburg, (of Saxe-Coburg, 1878-1942, daughter of Alfred Duke of Edinburgh, wife of Ernst, 7th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 1863-1950) and her children Prince GOTTFRIED (1897-1960), Princess MARIA MELITA (1899-1967), Princess ALEXANDRA (1901-1963) and Princess IRMA (1902-1986)

      1904 - signed 'Sandra' and dated, identified below in German in another hand, showing them head and shoulders in a row, no place, [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Radio-Activity

      Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1904 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, rules to boards and spine in blind. 1 plate, charts and illustrations within the text. Bookplate, penciled ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine a little tanned, minor bumps to corners, edges rubbed, faint spot to lower corner of text block not affecting contents, margins of contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of "the first textbook on radioactivity, surveying contemporary knowledge of the entire field" (Dibner 51), by Ernest Rutherford, the scientist who discovered the structure of the atom and who was the first to split the atom. "Research progressed so rapidly in this area that the second edition, published only a year later, had to be enlarged by fifty percent. The book includes a discussion of Rutherford's revolutionary transformation theory, developed during the period 1902-1903, which states that radioactivity is a by-product of the transformation of one element into another" (Norman 1870). Bibliography: Dibner 51; Norman 1870; Horblitt 51. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tomb of Thoutmosis IV

      1904. First Edition . DAVIS, Theodore M.; CARTER, Howard; NEWBERRY, Percy E.; MASPERO, Gaston. The Tomb of Thoutmôsis IV. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1904. Folio (10 by 14 inches), original printed paper wrappers. $1600.First edition of this richly illustrated catalogue of the discovery of the tomb of Tuthmosis IV in the Valley of the Kings, with color frontispiece, 28 full-page plates (one in color) and numerous in-text photographic illustrations of antiquities and inscriptions found at the site. Presentation copy, with a printed slip on the publisher's letterhead laid in stating: ""With Mr. Theo. M. Davis' compliments.""The tomb of Tuthmosis IV had been plundered by grave robbers long before Theodore Davis' team, led by Howard Carter, began their excavations in the Valley of the Kings. While the robbers certainly took many items of value, they left behind chambers ""strewn with antiquities,"" including the Pharaoh's inscribed sarcophagus, a richly decorated chariot, wooden throne panels, and many ceramic vases, ""shawabti"" figurines, wooden statuettes, wall paintings, amulets, textiles, and the denuded mummy of a boy. (Tuthmosis had been removed and reburied circa 1000 BC; his mummy was discovered in 1898 by Victor Loret.) American financier and lawyer Theodore M. Davis was one of the key figures in the archaeological exploration in the Valley of the Kings. The discovery of Tuthmosis' tomb led to a period of immensely fruitful excavations, culminating in Carter's 1922 discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen. This folio volume includes an essay on the Pharaoh's life and monuments by renowned French Egyptologist Gaston Maspero, a paper on the physical characteristics of his mummy by G. Elliot Smith, and a richly detailed catalogue prepared by lead explorer and excavator Howard Carter with Percy Newberry's assistance. A bit of light wear to foot of spine and extremities of fragile original paper wrappers. Small hole to rear wrapper that extends through last four leaves of text. An extremely good presentation copy. Scarce.

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        THE EVER NEW HORIZON - Alma-Tadema, 1904.

      THE EVER NEW HORIZONStaalgravure vervaardigd door Charles Oliver Murray in 1904 naar het schilderij (Opus CCCLXXV uit 1903) van Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gesigneerd door Alma-Tadema en Murray. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 49 x 38 cm.Vanaf 1880 begint Alma-Tadema aan een reeks schilderijen waarop vrouwen zijn afgebeeld die zich hoog op imposante marmeren terrassen bevinden en uitkijken over een heldere Middellandse Zee.Hoewel er weinig archeologische voorwerpen zijn afgebeeld, lijken ze in een specifieke tijd en plaats te zijn gesitueerd: de Romeinse tijd aan de Golf van Napels.Klassieke bronnen beschrijven deze kustlijn als een populaire vakantie bestemming uit het vroeg Romeinse Rijk. De rijken bouwden luxe villa?s langs de baai op de randen van de klippen.De drie vrouwen op The Ever New Horizon lijken echter minder ontspannen dan de dames op het fameuze The Coign of Vantage [vert.: een gunstig uitkijkpunt] uit 1895. De vrouwen lijken door hun geliefden te zijn verlaten en hopen, uitkijkend over zee, op hun terugkomst.Prijs: ? 2.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        Royal Doulton Potteries. Catalogue of fitted sanitary appliances. Catalogue from January 1904, Section 38.

      Doulton & Co, Sanitary Engineers 1904 Mit einer schwarz-weißen Frontispiztafel * View of the works at Albert Embarkment, Lambeth, London *, mit XVI Seiten ( Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 429 Seiten mit überaus zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen. Der Band gliedert sich in Closet-Section / Bath Section including Lavatories / Urinal-Section / Sink Section / Manhole Cover, Automatic Tank and flushing Syphon Section. Abgebildet und beschrieben werden weit über 1000 Sanitäreinrichtungen von Toiletten über Duschen zu Badewannen, Waschbecken, Armaturen, Gerätschaften etc.. Oln, 8° ( 20,5 x 13,5 cm ). Leider insbesondere der Einband von schlechter Erhaltung: Berieben, stark fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken mit einem Loch im oberen Bereich, Bindung defekt, Buchblock stark gelockert ( Vorderdeckel fast lose ),.Buchdeckel durch Feuchtigkeitseinwirkung schimmelfleckig. Innen vorn mit einem montierten Blatt * Errata *, dies mit starken Randläsionen. Seiten teils etwas fleckig, teils leicht durch Feuchtigkeitseinwirkung gewellt, Buchblock fast lose, Seiten teils stark gelockert, einige Seiten angeknickt. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Doulton, Porzellan, Sanitär, Bad, WC, Badewanne, Sanitary, Bath, Katalog, Catalogue, Google, WC, Bath-Room, Closets, Shower, Lavatories, Sink, Hospital, Wasserspülung, Wasserklosett, Wasser

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        Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy

      1904. First Edition . MARX, Karl. A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy. New York / London: International Library / Kegan Paul, Trench Trübner, 1904. Octavo, original red cloth gilt. $2500.First English edition of MarxÂ’s seminal early work that laid the foundation for Das Kapital, preceded the same year by the New York first edition in English, in original gilt-lettered cloth.“The first fruits of MarxÂ’s long-continued economic studies appeared in his Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie (1859),” first published in English with this posthumous 1904 edition (Palgrave II:704). In this important early work Marx proposed “a radical critique of the emerging discipline of economic theory” (Prychitko). “It was the first part of a much larger work planned to cover the whole ground of political economy”—a project realized in 1867 with Das Kapital (Encyclopaedia Brittanica). MarxÂ’s Critique laid the the foundation for a “system that embraced all the social sciencesÂ… There is consistency in all aspects of Marxism that goes far beyond Adam SmithÂ’s efforts at comprehensive political economy” (Blaug, 215). With “Second Revised Edition” on title page: preceded the same year by the first edition in English (issued in New York, also by International Library). Translated from the second German edition by Nahum I. Stone. With appendix containing MarxÂ’s Introduction to the Critique, issued in German in Neue Zeit (1903) and “found among his posthumous papers” (265). Text fine, small expert repair to blank rear free endpaper; minor edge-wear, faint soiling to cloth. A scarce near-fine copy.

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        Merry go round

      

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        Fine white china cup and saucer made by the Imperial Porcelain factory, (1868-1918, Tsar of Russia from 1894, Assassinated after the Revolution)]

      1904 - in St Petersburg, decorated with the Russian eagle emblem of Nicholas II and marked underneath, the rims heightened in gilt, the cup 2

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        The Marvelous Land of Oz, Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Scarecrow and Tin Woodman A Sequel to the Wizard of Oz

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co, 1904. Rubbings on back strip. Ex-Libris on reverse of frontispiece. Binding cracked but intact. One of the full color illustrations is detached. Two pages, 152 & 153, have a stain in the center of the page. This does not effect visibility of the text. . 287 pp. with green pictorial covers showcasing a whimsical illustration of the Tin Woodman shaking hands with the Scarecrow. 1st edition. Sixteen (16) full color plates plus black and white in-text illustrations. Features illustrated endpapers with the comedians Montgomery and Stone portraying the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow, respectively, in the 1902 musical, The Wizard of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/4".

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        Works

      1904. SHAKESPEARE. The Works. Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1904-07. Ten volumes. Royal octavo, modern three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $7500.Fine limited private-press edition, number 123 of 1000 copies, the first production from the press founded solely for the purpose of publishing the “true” Shakespeare, handsomely bound by Bayntun-Riviere.Elizabethan scholar A.H. Bullen established the Shakespeare Head Press at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1904. His primary aim was to produce a fine and true edition of Shakespeare’s works, which he completed three years later. After his death in 1927, the press was acquired by a partnership that included Oxford bookseller Basil Blackwell. Blackwell appointed one of England’s most distinguished typographers Bernard Newdigate, and under his direction the press became an important influence on the quality of book arts during the first half of the 20th century. Editorially, from Alexander Pope to Robert Bridges, excuses had been made for “those rough edges of Shakespeare which didn’t fit the mould their minds made, of the artist in flawless taste” (Colin Franklin). Bullen attempted to print the text that Shakespeare wrote, even if parts might be considered risqué. With photogravure frontispiece portraits in each volume and historical essay on Shakespeare portraits in Volume X. A fine copy of an altogether impressive production.

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        Les Princesses

      Ferroud, Paris 1904 - Un volume grand in-8, plein maroquin bordeaux, encadrement de maroquin bleu sur le premier plat avec fleurons dor

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        Le Cambodge III. Le groupe d'Angkor et l'histoire,

      P., Leroux 1904, - in-8, 813 pp., orn

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        Pijpelijntjes. (1st edition).

      - Amsterdam, Jacq. van Cleef, 1904. Original wrappers. 220 p. 1st edition. Wrappers with sellotape stripes, faded name on title, but a good copy (professional restoration report added). * A mythical book of modern Dutch literature! This copy of the first edition of Pijpelijntjes, published in June 1904, is one of the very few of which the complete original wraps have been preserved, even including the backstrip.The physician and author A. Aletrino, to whom this openly gay erotic novel was dedicated in print, recognized himself in one of its two main characters ("Sam", Aletrino's nickname). Immediately after publication, along with De Haan's fiancee Johanna van Maarseveen, he bought up the whole edition and destroyed it. Only very few copies escaped destruction. In October 1904, a second, rewritten edition was published. The first edition of Pijpelijntjes is now considered one of the rarest books in the Dutch literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vishnevy sad: komediya (The Cherry Orchard: a comedy)

      A. F. Marks, St. Petersburg, 1904 First edition, first printingOctavo. Original buff wrappers, printed in black, titles and art nouveau design on upper wrapper.Wrappers somewhat marked and rather chipped at edges - seemingly inevitably - with expert conservation particularly to the back-strip. All this notwithstanding a very decent copy of an obviously vulnerable publication. The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov's final theatrical masterpiece. It was completed by the winter of 1903 and first performed in the Stanislawski production of January 1904. The printed text first appeared, in a slightly corrupt version, in the second volume of a literary anthology, Collection of the Association "Znanie" ["Knowledge"] for the year 1903. Published in St Petersburg in 1904. Soon after the periodical printing, Marks issued the present edition, with a number of corrections and final revisions, on June 1, 1904. Chekhov died just five weeks later on July 2. There are two printings of this first edition, the present example is the correct first issue with no mention of later printing on the upper wrapper. Copies of this publication are of the utmost scarcity.[188]

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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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        NOSTROMO A Tale of the Seaboard.

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

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

      Japan, 1904 or 1905. Wraps. Near Fine. 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.

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        L'idéal américain

      - Armand Colin, Paris 1904, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese per il quale non è stato derivato grandi giornali. Associazione a bradel pieno marina Marocco, colonna vertebrale liscio, prima copertina con un motivo floreale decorativo oro e un pezzo marocco incisa che rappresenta la bandiera della cornice marina marocco Stati Uniti arricchito con una serie di gilt su contreplats dentellare dei innaffiato di seta, guardie e contreplats dentellare dei innaffiato di seta con oro decorativo, seguendo gli avvertimenti di carta fatta a mano, coperte e colonna vertebrale conservato, tutti i bordi dorati, non firmato al momento di legame. Raro dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Jules Aghion. Due piccoli restauri marginali su una guardia che ha anche un piccolo mancante angolare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en plein maroquin marine, dos lisse, premier plat orné d'un motif décoratif floral doré et d'une pièce incisée de maroquin représentant le drapeau des Etats-Unis, encadrement de maroquin marine enrichi d'un jeu de filets dorés sur les contreplats de soie moirée rose, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée rose avec motifs décoratifs dorés, gardes suivantes de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées, reliure non signée de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Theodore Roosevelt à Jules Aghion. Deux petites restaurations marginales sur une garde qui comporte également un infime manque angulaire.  

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens.

      NY: The Century Co., 1904. - FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., illustrated in color by Maxfield Parrish. Bound in the publisher's original pictorial green cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut, no ownership signature, inscription, or bookplate of any kind, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, back corners square, overall a VERY GOOD+ sharp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Westfälisches Trachtenbuch. Volksleben und Volkskultur in Westfalen - die jetzigen und ehemaligen westfälischen und schaumburgischen Gebiete umfassend

      Bielfeld u.a. Velhagen und Clasing, 1904 - Widmungsblatt der Liebhabeausgabe Nr. 72 [von 100], Verzeichnis der Besteller der Liebhaberausgabe. (8) 208 S. mit 24 Farbtafeln von J. Gehrts und 1 farbigen doppelblattgroßen Karte sowie 256 Abb. im Text. Erste Ausgabe,- Colas 1556; Lipperheide Dfi7; Bömer Degering C945,- Liebhaberausgabe des Standardwerkes aus der berühmten Buchbinderei W. Collin Berlin, vgl. Jahrbuch der Einbandkunst 1937 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 gr.-4°Dekorativer hellbrauner Ganzlederband mit farblich abgesetzter, ornamentaler Deckel- und Rückenprägung in Gold und Dunkelbraun, Innenkantenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt (signiert.: W. Collin, Berlin), Lwd.-Schuber. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Group of 13 autograph letters signed, mostly by 19th century artists,

      1904 - to Frederick W. Teague, Keeper of the Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Lancashire, offering pictures for sale or for exhibition, (6), several with prices, 2 further from Sir Frederic Leighton to the Mayor of Southport, 4 to artist Samuel Lawson Booth, 1836-1928, Mayor, 1897-1898, on artistic matters, including Chantrey's modelling tools which Booth is presenting to the National Gallery, and one part letter, together 16 sides 8vo, no date and 1883 - a few tiny defects CHECKLIST 1. Richard Ansdell, (1815-1885, R.A., animal painter), to Teague, saying 'The Keepers Appointment' is 300 guineas, 1 side 8vo, Lytham Grove, St Albans Head, Kensington, 3rd March 1883. 2. Edward Armitage, (1817-1896, R.A., Professor at the R.A, historical painter), [to Teague], saying "Your agent has never called for . 'the meeting of St Dominic and St Francis at Rome' which I promised to the Southport gentleman who called . more than a fortnight ago. If the picture is to go I should like it taken away", 1 side 8vo, 3 Hall Road, St John's Wood, 22nd January 1885. 3. Philip Calderon, (1833-1898, Painter, Keeper of the R.A.), to Booth, saying he is "sorry to learn Mrs. [K.B.] Cussens is in such a sad state of health and of distress", he will gladly sign her application to the Artists' General Benevolent Fund, but the supporting letter "would come from you with more weight", 1 side 8vo, two neat filing holes in conjugate blank, Burlington House, Piccadilly, 10th March 1898. 4. Philip Calderon, last side of an autograph letter signed, to an unnamed correspondent, saying ". when you can show what feeling or humour is in you. In fact- be ambitious!" he is thinking of going "to Venice . to have a look at good pictures before settling down to a winter's work", 1 side 8vo, no place, no date, circa 1885. 5. Alfred C. Cole to Booth, saying "I am so pleased with the pictures that I shall keep both of them myself", and talking about getting them glazed, 1 side 8vo., Comarques, Lenham Road, Lee, S.E., 12th December 1894. 6. Arthur Croft, (1828 - circa 1893, landscape and watercolour artist), to Teague, giving the prices for "an Old Olive Tree, Bordighera", and "the Casbah, Algiers", 2 sides 8vo., 50 Grand Parade, Eastbourne, Sussex, 6th March 1883. 7. Harry D. Fraser, of the National Gallery, to Booth, acknowledging "with many thanks the safe receipt of the three ivory modelling tools . of the late Sir Francis Chantrey which you have kindly presented" and thanking him "for all the trouble you have taken", 1 side 8vo, National Gallery, British Art, Millbank, London, 1st July 1904. 8. Sir Hubert von Herkomer, (1849-1914, Portrait Painter), [to Teague], explaining he had "been unable to prevent you coming to Bushy . I fear I have no works to lend you for exhibition", 1 side 8vo., Stanley House, Ruthin, N. Wales, 1 side 8vo., 6th January 1885. 9. John Evan Hodgson, (1831-1895, R.A.), saying he "sent title on the label - but I suppose Bourlet has lost that", it is "Loot - one touch of nature makes the whole world kin", adding " I don't suppose it is much use to put the price in the catalogue for a provincial exhibition - I want £1000", 1 side 8vo, 5 Hill Road, St Johns Wood, no date, circa 1885. 10. Sir Frederic Leighton, (1830-1896, P.R.A.), autograph letter in the third person to the Mayor of Southport, saying "it would have given him much pleasure to aid the Exhibition to be held next March . He has however he regrets nothing at his disposal for this purpose", 1 side 8vo, Athenaeum Club, 4th January no year, circa 1890. 11. Sir Frederic Leighton, autograph letter in the third person to the Mayor of Southport, saying he gathers "that perhaps even a very small work might be of some use as bringing the name of the artist into the Catalogue" and would be "happy to send a small head of an Italian peasant girl", 2 sides 8vo, no date, circa 1890. 12. Val Prinsep, (1838-1904, R.A., painter of Indian Pictures, novelist), autograph letter signed to 'Dear Sir' [Teague], saying "Th [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Maître du monde - Un drame en Livonie

      - Hetzel, Paris 1904, 18x28cm, cartonnage de l'éditeur. - Prima edizione 8vo adornata con le illustrazioni di George Roux e Benett, 12 incisioni chromotypography e una mappa a colori. Cartone Hetzel editore "globo d'oro" in piena calico rosso firmato Engel, prima firmato piatto Blanchelant policromo, secondo tipo di piatto "i" come indicato dalle JAUZAC torna al faro, blu risguardi sfondi, tutti i bordi dorato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition in-8 ornée d'illustrations de George Roux et Benett, dont 12 gravures en chromotypographie et d'une carte en couleurs. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "au globe doré" en pleine percaline rouge signé Engel, premier plat polychrome signé Blanchelant, second plat de type "i" comme indiqué par Jauzac, dos au phare, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Dos un peu éclairci, une trace blanche sur le second plat, quelques très infimes frottements sur la plaque, un coin frotté et gardes bleues d'origine très légèrement insolées en marge, comme habituellement.

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        The Kings Threshold A Play in Verse

      

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        Exceptional Imperial Cabinet photo by W & D Downey, signed by the Duchess and her two young daughters and dated by Louise, (Alexandra Dagmar, 1867-1931, Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife) and her daughters ALEXANDRA (1891-1959, married Prince Arthur of Connaught) & MAUD (1893-1959, married Charles Carnegie, 11the Earl of Southesk)

      1904 - showing them standing in a garden, the girls in white dresses and hats standing on either side of their mother, 13" x 7½", no place, Christmas

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        The Coronation of Their Majesties King Edward the Seventh and Queen Alexandra MDCCCCII

      First Edition 1904 Coronation of Their Majesties King Edward the Seventh and Queen Alexandra MDCCCCII, The Historical Record of the Coronation of Their Most Excellent Majesties King Edward The Seventh and Queen Alexandra Solemnized in the Abbey Church of Westminster on Saturday, the ninth of August in the Year of Our Lord MDCCCCII, privately bound by Harrisons and Sons, St. Martins Lane W.C. Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty, in Elephant Folio, 66 cm high and 52 cm, on 86 pp, lxviii 32 full sized plates including 11 plates in color, by Byam Shaw artist, binding in original red crushed Half Marocco Leather and with cream full Parchment, gilt tinting to the spine with gilt lettering, the front board has deep pressed gilt lettering and deep pressed gilt medaillon with Brish Crown and 3 Swords at center, compiled by Farnham Burke, Somerset Herald London, limited edition only for the Honorable Guests as described in the list of attendants. All with full name and address etc. Rare

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        On Double Refraction in Matter moving through the Aether

      London: Taylor & Francis, 1904. Rare offprint issue of the Brace experiment - the first optical experiment measuring the relative motion of Earth and the luminiferous aether which was sufficiently precise to detect magnitudes of second order to v/c. The Brace experiment was of great importance for the development of the Lorentz transformation and consequently of the theory of relativity. "De Witt Bristol Brace [1859-1905], professor of physics and specialist in optics at the University of Nebraska, is best remembered for his experimental test of the Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction hypothesis in 1904 ... In 1904 the opportunity arose for Brace to apply the extremely sensitive optical techniques he had developed to one of the crucial problems of his day. Two years earlier, Lord Rayleigh had proposed that the Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction, if it existed, might produce an observable double refraction in a moving transparent medium. Rayleigh made experiments in which he failed to find the predicted effect, but his work was not quite accurate enough to be conclusive. Brace pointed this out and reconducted the investigation in his own laboratory, establishing beyond a doubt the absence of double refraction caused by movement of the refracting medium through the ether." (DSB). Offprint from: Philosophical Magazine, series 7.volume 40 pp 317-329, original pink wrappers, pp [317] 318329 [3:blank], dine and clean - an excellent copy.

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        La Montagne Pelée et ses éruptions. [Avec] La Montagne Pelée après éruptions

      Paris, Masson et Cie, 1904. 1904 et 1908, 1904 et 1908, , 2 vol. in-4 : XXI- 662 p, 30 pl. de photographies en noir ; VIII-136 p. ; nombreuses reproductions photographiques dans le texte, brochés, couvertures bleues d'origine, Éditions originales. Tout ce qui a été publié sur la Montagne Pelée par Alfred Lacroix, minéralogiste, professeur au Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, membre de l'Académie des Sciences : - La Montagne Pelée et ses éruptions (1904), ouvrage dans lequel Lacroix relate le contenu des missions scientifiques menées en Martinique à la suite des éruptions. - La Montagne Pelée après ses éruptions avec observations sur les éruptions du Vésuve en 79 et en 1906 (1908). Il y développe ses réflexions et analyses sur les éruptions dénombrées, leurs types et leurs causes scientifiques, et recueille des témoignages. On joint le tiré à part de l'une des communications de Lacroix prononcée le 10 novembre 1902 devant l'Académie des sciences et paru dans les Comptes rendus hebdomadaires, "Sur l'état actuel du volcan de la Montagne Pelée à la Martinique" : plaquette in-4 de 4 pages. Alfred Lacroix (1863-1948) dirigea en 1902 la mission scientifique de la Martinique, menée à la suite de l'éruption volcanique meurtrière de la Montagne Pelée (8 mai), qui détruisit également le port de Saint-Pierre. Cette mission tendait à rechercher les causes de la catastrophe naturelle, puis à mettre en place des mesures de sécurité après la deuxième éruption (30 août). Exemplaires tels que parus, entièrement non coupés. Les couvertures et l'intérieur sont d'une belle fraîcheur

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ML Kirk, first edition

      New York: Frederick A Stokes Company, 1904 First edition and first printing of the ML Kirk illustrated, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. A very rare and beautifully illustrated children's classic. Some light residue from a letter glued to inside of front cover. Otherwise in excellent condition with clean, unmarked pages, tight binding and bright covers and spine.

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        WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      Stratford-On-Avon The Shakespeare Head Press 1904 - 10 volumes. First Edition printed by the Shakespeare Head Press. Limited and Numbered, this being copy number 131. Illustrated with the Droeshout and Chandos portraits as frontispieces as well as the additional gravure frontispieces of known portraits of Shakespeare to every volume. 4to, beautifully bound in three-quarter red morocco by Bayntun of Bath. The spines are decorated with panel designs separated by raised bands gilt stopped, two compartments lettered in gilt, t.e.g. A very fine and very handsome copy of this beautifully printed work. FIRST AND BEST EDITION PRODUCED BY THE SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS IN STRATFORD-ON-AVON. The Shakespeare Head Press was the dream child of A. H. Bullen, who wished to produce beautiful editions of Shakespeare’s works-- set, printed and bound in the famed author’s home town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. The press expanded significantly over the years and printed many wonderful editions by a plethora of writers. The books were printed for A.H. Bullen and F. Sidgwick at the press, in the house of Julius Shaw the poet's friend and one of the witnesses to his will. The text with essays by H.C. Beeching, Robert Bridges, Henry Davey, E.K. Chambers, J.J. Jusserand and M.H. Spielmann. The type was composed under the supervision of T.E. Summerton. The whole was printed by F.S. Cooper. The work was begun in July, 1904 and finished in January 1907. Colin Franklin, writing in THE PRIVATE PRESSES, says that in the years after the death of A. H. Bullen (the Press's founder), the Shakespeare Head Press "became the most mature and sophisticated of the private presses, producing some works in the grand manner which are a great pleasure to read and examine now" (p. 147). This set indeed is "in the grand manner," beautifully printed on fine paper, and very handsomely bound and presented. This is a very pleasing binding from the period before Bayntun and Riviere were joined as a bookbinding concern. Such bindings are rarely seen in the marketplace preceding as they do, those of the joined firms. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE STORY OF LITTLE KETTLE-HEAD. AN AWFUL WARNING TO BAD BABAS

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1904. First Edition. Very Good binding. One of the more peculiar children's tales we've encountered, about a pyromaniacal little girl who burns off her head; it is replaced by a kettle with features drawn into place and held in place with a sunbonnet. Her parents are pleased as any good parents would be. A clean copy in the publisher's paper-covered boards back in blue cloth; the boards have edgewear and soiling, but overall an attractive copy. Scarce; we locate four copies on OCLC. Very Good binding.

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        The Tale of Two Bad Mice

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1904. Sextodecimo. Recent grey half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. With colour illustrations by the author. Contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, an excellent copy. First edition. The first two printings are identical.

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