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        The Peacock Room

      (London), June 1904. 8 1/2 x 10. 4 text pages, 10 b&w photographic plates of the room and Whistler's oil painted & gilded murals. Contemporary green crushed morocco richly gilt in an arabesque pattern, turn-ins with gilt floral roll, Cockerel peacock marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Armorial bookplate of Annie Edgerly Thayer on pastedown. Fine. A beautiful and appropriate period binding, it is unsigned. Holmes, who provided the introduction, was an artist and art historian, and later the director of London's National Gallery. Whistler's Peacock Room can now be enjoyed at Freer Gallery in Washington, D. C.

      [Bookseller: The Veatchs Arts of the Book]
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        Bildnis Arthur Schopenhauer.

      - Radierung und Roulette, mit Plattenton, auf Bütten, signiert. 34,5:27,5 cm. Vorzüglicher Abdruck, in den breiten Rändern mit einigen restaurierten Einrissen, der linke Rand mit Knickfalte. An der Münchner Kunstakademie ausgebildet, experimentierte Orlik mit graphischen Techniken, insbesondere mit dem Holzschnitt. 1904 ging er nach Wien und wurde Professor und Leiter der Graphikklasse an der Kunstgewerbeschule, später lehrte er in Berlin.

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        Radio-activity.

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

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        Complete Writings

      1904 - LOWELL, James Russell. The Complete Writings of James Russell Lowell. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1904. Sixteen volumes. Contemporary three-quarter green morocco, raised bands, gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. $1750.Handsomely bound "Elmwood Edition" of the works of James Russell Lowell.Illustrated with over 80 plates. Includes many letters previously unpublished. A most handsome set in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Writings of James Russell Lowell. With portraits illustrations and facsimiles

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1904, 1904. THE ELMWOOD EDITION. 16 vols., 7-3/4" x 5-3/8", illustrated. Bound in 1/2 olive green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut, spines slightly sunned, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine.

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        L'idéal américain

      First edition in French, of which there were no large paper copies.Contemporary navy blue morocco Bradel binding, the upper cover with gilt floral decorative motif and morocco inlay of the flag of the United States, frame of navy blue morocco decorated with gilt fillets to pastedowns, pastedowns and endpapers of pink moiré silk decorated with gilt motifs, marbled paper endpapers thereafter, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt.Rare autograph inscription signed by Theodore Roosevelt to Jules Aghion.Two small marginal repairs to one endpaper, which also has a tiny angular lack.  Armand Colin Paris 1904 12x18,5cm relié

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        Colomba.

      L. Conquet, 1904. Bibliophile's treasure: One of only 50 copies "de grand luxe sur Japon ancien" and with a suite of proofs of the wood engravings, which are by Daniel Vierge. Total edition was 300 copies. The prospectus is bound at the rear. Binding: Signed binding by M. Lortic: red morocco, gilt extra with accents of black; original wrappers bound in. Board edges with gilt double fillet; wide turn-ins with richly gilt; marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Provenance: Cortlandt F. Bishop, with his elegant red leather bookplate.

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        The Story of Wireless Telegraphy With Fifty-Seven Illustrations

      The Story of Wireless Telegraphy by A. T. Story. Published by D. Appleton and Company in 1904. 215 pages with index. Brown cloth hardcover with gilded lettering. Former Carnegie Library Lewiston, Idaho book. Has some minor wear to extremities. Minor bumped corners. Damage to top and bottom edges on spine. Inside cover front hinge starting to come off. Please refer to pictures provided. If you have any questions or need additional pictures please let me know. Thank you.

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        Dekorative Vorbilder eine Sammlung von Figurlichen Darstellungen, Kunstgewerblichen Verzierungen, Plastischen Ornamenten, Dekorativen Tier- und Pflanzen-Typen, Allegorieen, Heraldischen Motiven, Trophaen etc. Fur Zeichner, Maler, Graphische Kunstler...

      Stuttgart. Julius Hoffman. 1904. Volume 15. 57 (of 60) color plates (mostly chromolithographic with some process prints), loose in 14 x 10 inch color decorative cloth covered board folder. Folder soiled with light wear to extremities and dampstaining to two edges; 3 MISSING PLATES (4, 21 and 37), plates in very good bright condition with faint damp stain to upper right edge of many plates (not affecting image) and occasional faint soiling (outside image area). A gorgeous collection of Art Nouveau decorative patterns, graphics and illustrations including plants, figures and animals. For draftsman, painters, graphic artists, decorators, sculptors and architects. Text in German.

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        The Gold Bat

      London, A & C Black, 1904. FIRST EDITION, earliest issue with two pages of terminal ads. but without the 8-page advertisement catalogue Octavo, pp.277, with eight plates illustrated by Whitwell. Publisher's polychrome binding of dark red cloth with pictorial upper and spine, titled in gilt. Internally clean but for light sporadix foxing mainly to prelims but occasionally recurring. Ink ownership to front flyleaf. A very sharp copy indeed with some light wear to extremities and its most noticeable defect being a half centimetre repaired split to the rear spine hinge. A very clean, handsome copy of an early Wodehouse.

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        Bindungslehre der Schaftweberei - Bindungslehre der Jacquardweberei. Lehrgang für den theoretischen Unterricht in der Bindungslehre der k. k. Fachschule für Weberei in M. Schönberg. Manuskript. Nachdruck verboten. In 4 Mappen.

      Mährisch Schönberg, Eigentum u. Verlag der k. k. Webschule, 1904. - Gr.-4°. Mit ca. 1080 meist farbigen Stoffmustern auf zahlr. Musterblättern (mit Lochheftung). 2 Titelblätter u. 201 Musterblätter mit gedrucktem Manuskript-Text. Hln.-Mappen d. Zt. mit Schildchen a. d. Vorderdeckel (beschabt, bestoßen, etw. fleckig, eine Mappe lädiert u. ohne Rücken). Außerordentlich umfangreiche Stoffmuster-Sammlung. Sehr seltenes und wohl einzigartiges Zeugnis der hochentwickelten "Kaiserlich königlichen" nordmährischen Textilindustrie zur Jahrhundertwende. Für das Schuljahr 1904-1905 von einem Schüler der Webschule, namens Karl Mayer, in Mährisch Schönberg zusammengestellt. Mit zahlreichen handschriftlichen Anmerkungen des Schülers. Der Verfasser der Musterblätter Adolf Walther war Fachschuldirektor der Webschule. In Mährisch Schönberg (tschech.: Sumperk) wurde 1842 wurde die erste mechanische Leinenspinnerei Mährens in Betrieb genommen. Die Musterblätter am unteren Rand mit dem gedruckten Verlagshinweis: "Form. I-IV für k. k. Fachschulen für Weberei . Wien, K. K. Schülbücher-Verlag . Buchdruckerei Karl Gorischek". Die Sammlung enthält u.a. Gewirke, Patronpapier, Leinwand, Zickzack u. Spitzkaro Köper, Gradel-Bindungen, Zwillich-Bindungen, Phantasie-Bindungen, Farbeneffekte im Gewebe, Ripsbindungen, Gewebe mit 2-3 Schußsorten, Struck-Gewebe, Ketten- und Schußsorten, Schaft-Dekompositionen, Jacquardmuster-Dekompositionen etc.- Nur wenige Musterflächen freigeblieben, vermutlich hatte der Schüler keine Stoffmuster dafür vorrätig.- Die Ränder tls etw. angestaubt und vereinzelt rissig. Technik, Handwerk [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Propos d'âmes simples

      Edition on current paper, false statement sixth edition, it has been printed in Holland paper 10 leading copies. Autograph signed by the author. Back slightly cracked and with two tiny gaps in the foot a few passages underlined in pencil tetxe blue. Cover illustrated with a drawing of Shem. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Paul Ollendorff Paris 1904 12x19cm broché

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        Relación de los Obispados de Tlaxcala, Michoacán, Oaxaca y Otros Lugares en el Siglo XVI

      Mexico City: Luis Garcia Pimentel, 1904. 109 pages. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/2") rebound in attractive half leather with gilt stamping to spine and marbled boards. Manuscript material from the collection of Joaquin Garcia Icazbalecta. 1st edition.Luis Garcia Pimentel took over his father collection upon his death. How many volumes of manuscripts his library contained cannot be said with any degree of certainty. All we know is that at the end of his life his library was one of the finest and richest of private collection in Mexico. A typewritten list prepared in 1937 by his grandson, Juoaquin, shows that the collection contained at least eighty-seven volumes of manuscripts, only sixty-nine of which were listed by Federico Gomez de Orozco in his catalog in 1927. His son Garcia Pimentel picked up where his father left off, and continued publishing material from the collection. He began anther series of volumes Documentos Historicos de Mejico of which this is volume II in the series on the relationships between the bishoprics of Tlaxcala, Michoacan, Oaxaca and other locations from the original manuscripts.Condition:Rebound with original wrappers bound in. Original wrappers repaired with new backing laid on else a very good to fine copy of a scarce item.

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        De Vita ET MORIBUS IVLII AGRICOLAE LIBER.

      Boston, 1904. 12 1/4 x 17 1/4. (iii, 42) pages, ornamented with three 7-line initials. Pressmark in red. . Quarter calf & tan boards, spine and upper cover with giltlettering by Sarah Wyman Whitman. Leather spine quite dry & scuffed; boards soiled & edge-worn; pastedowns stained, contents very good. One of 100 copies, printed in Merrymount type designed by Bertram Goodhue, on handmade Arnold Unbleached paper. The other two pieces in this work of "Opera Minora" are The Germania and The Dialogue on Orators. Entirely in Latin. Winship (Updike: American Printer) "The Tacitus was in effect a belated reply to Morris' dictum that there had been no good printing since the fifteenth century." Updike selected a 15th century text and "printed it in the fifteenth-century manner, better than any fifteenth-century book was done." Winship went on to say that in spite of or because of the books perfection, the book does not satisfy in the way of older books. "The earliest books are satisfying, because they are not perfect."

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        The Writings of John Burroughs; Twenty-three volume set

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1904. Autograph Edition. Hard Cover. good - very good. 23 volume set. Blue cloth with title labels on spine. Limited to 750 sets of which this is number 356. with Volume one signed by Burroughs. Spines faded to brown on Volume1 through volume XIV. Volumes XV-XX111 do not have fading. Occassional light chipping to some of the paper title labels. Bindings all tight. Volume 1: Wake Robin, (II) Winter Sunshine (III) Birds and Poets, (IV) Locusts & Wild Honey, (V) Pepacton, (VI)Fresh Fields, (VII) Signs and Seasons, (VIII) Indoor Studies, (IX) Riverby, (X) Whitman, (XI) The Light of Day, (XII) Literary Vlues, (XIII) Far and Near (XIV) Ways of Nature, (XV) Leaf & Tendril, (XVI) The Summit of Years,( XVIII) The Breath of Life, (XIX) Under the Apple Trees, (XX) Field & Study, (XXI) Accepting the Universe, (XXII) Under the Maples, (XXIII) The Last Harvest. This is a heavy set and will require additional shipping charges.

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        William Tell Told Again. With Illustrations in Colour by Philip Dadd. Described in Verse by John W. Houghton.

      London: Adam and Charles Black, [1904] - Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in gilt, black, green, and brown, top edge gilt. 2 bookplates, ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed, tanned, and marked, a few bumps to edges of boards, spotting to contents. A good copy. Colour frontispiece and 15 plates. First edition, first impression with only the early ads, as called for by McIlvaine. William Tell Told Again was one of Wodehouse's earliest books, published prior to his success with the Jeeves stories. McIlvaine A5. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Orekma lun met sap. Published by the Hawaiian Board.Honolulu, Henry M. Whitney, 1869. 12mo. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Rebacked with brown cloth.

      - WorldCat (without any location); cf. Darlowe & Moule 6036-6045; for Whitney: The Independent vol. XVIII, no. 2894, August 18, 1904. Rare edition of the Acts of the Apostles in Kosraean (Kusaiean), spoken on the islands of Kosrae, the Caroline Islands and Nauru. The translation is by Benjamin G. Snow, a pioneer of Micronesian Mission. He settled in Kosraea in 1852 and published several translations of parts of the New Testament from 1862 until his death in 1880, all printed at Honolulu.The printer of the present booklet, Henry M. Whitney, was born at Waimea in 1824. He was educated in the United States, where he became acquainted with the printing trade, working as foreman in the printing office of Harpers & Bros, New York. Upon his return to Hawaii, Whitney became the editor of the newspaper Polynesian. He later founded an independent newspaper at Honolulu and imported the first power press to Hawaii.In very good condition.

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        Schriftauslegung. Band 1 :Erstes bis Fünftes Heft (Auslegung zu 1.Mose, Kapitel 1 bis 50) / Band 2: (Sechstes bis achtes Heft (Auslegung zu 2.Mose, Kapitel 1-20, Vs.1-11) / Band 3: Neuntes und Zehntes Heft (Auslegung zu 2.Mose Kap. 20, Vs.12-16) / Band 4

      Verlag der niederl.-reformierten Gemeine, Elberfeld 1904 - jedes Heft einzeln paginiert, zus. ca. 2.500 S. OLwd mit Rückengoldprägung und Jugendstil-Blindprägung. (II :tadellose Exemplare) - ZUSTAND : Betrifft nur die Bücher mit der Nummer 300000 bis 330000 (II) gut erhaltenes Exemplar, auffällige kleine Mängel, die den peniblen Sammler stören könnten, sind angegeben. 7100 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Nebuly Coat

      Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd, 1904. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1904. 6th impression. 368 pages. No dust jacket. Grey cloth boards. Some spotting to the prelims and the page ends, the rest of the text remains neat and clean. A firm binding. 16p ads to rear.Plus some pencil written notes to the last page. Some sunning to the spine and board edges. A few odd marks to the front and rear boards including some white discolouring to corner of front and rear boards. Softly bumped to edges and a slight warp to front board.

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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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        The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland. Limited Edition. Three volume set

      Longmans, Green & Co, London 1904 - xx, 365pp; xi, 299pp; xii, 384pp. 62 tissue-guarded colour plates. 62 photogravure plates. 150 b/w plates. Heavy set extra shipping will apply outside UK. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed. Spines faded. Boards slightly bent. Some foxing within Blue hardback cloth covers with black cloth spines [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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