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        Bach-Jahrbücher 1904-1999

      Komplette Ausgabe 1904-1999. Die Bände 1926, 1936-38 zusätzlich als gebundene Ausgabe. Herausgeber: Neue Deutsche Bachgesellschaft.

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        Fabrik. Ein Bildepos der Technik von Jak Tuggener.

      4, 52 Bl., 94 Abb., 1 Bl. Tafel-Verzeichnis beilieg., OLwd. m. OU., Riss im OU (hinterlegt), etwas angeschmutzt. Buchdeckel min. fleckig, innen tadellos. Mit dem oft fehlendem blauen Tafelvezeichnis. Eine vergangene Welt d. Arbeit in einfühlsamen Photos im Kupfertiefdruckverfahren wiedergegeben. Eines der wichtigsten Bücher zum Thema Industrie in der Photographie. Jakob Tuggener (1904 - 1988) einer der grossen Schweizer Photographen der auch als Maler u. Filmer ein spannendes Werk vorzuweisen hat.

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        Philologemata Abstrusa De Pollice: In Quibus Singularia Animadversa vom Diebes-Daume/ Et Manu: Item De Patibulo, Virgula Mercuriali, Alruna, Esu Casei Magico &c. Gerrae Profanorum Refutatae, Cum Revelata Origine Vera Et Admiranda Superstitionum Et Virga Critica Castigata Habentur Aliquot Loca Ambigua Prlmaria Celeberrimorum Grammaticorum.

      Mit kl. Titelholzschnitt und einigen Textholzschnitten. 216 S. Pappband des 19. Jhdts. 19 x 16 cm. VD17 3:009744R Caillet 8951 Dünnhaupt 58 Faber du Faur 764 Graesse, BMP 31 u. 106 H. d. B., Barockliteratur 761 Hayn, Praetorius 83 Jantz 2022 Rosenthal, Bibl. magica 1904 nicht bei Ackermann (Geh. Wiss.), Dorbon-Ainé u. Hirsch, Slg. du Prel. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Kompilation interessanter Materialien zur Geschichte des Aberglaubens, darunter der im Titel hervorgehobene Volksglauben, daß der abgeschnittene Daumen eines gehängten Diebes Glück bringe. Ferner über Wünschelruten, Vagabunden u. v. a. m. Dabei auch ein Abschnitt über Nicodemus Frischlins Horologiographia" (Dünnh.). S. 195 mit Abb. e. kl. "Manus alphabetaria". - Einer der beiden bekannten Drucke Ockels (siehe Benzing 375). - Etwas berieben u. bestoßen.

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        Fabrik. Ein Bildepos der Technik von Jak Tuggener.

      4, 52 Bl., 94 Abb., 1 Bl. Tafel-Verzeichnis beilieg., OLwd., Eingeklebte Teile des Schutzumschlages auf vorderem Vorsatz. Auf hinterem Vorsatz eingeklebter Ausstellungshinweis. Jahreszahl im Impressum unterstrichen. Selten! Eine vergangene Welt d. Arbeit in einfühlsamen Photos im Kupfertiefdruckverfahren wiedergegeben. Eines der wichtigsten Bücher zum Thema Industrie in der Photographie. Jakob Tuggener (1904 - 1988) einer der grossen Schweizer Photographen der auch als Maler u. Filmer ein spannendes Werk vorzuweisen hat.

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        Erster Jahrgang: Die Yacht. -Illustrierte Zeitschrift für Segeln, Motorbootwesen, Rudern, Yacht-Reisen und Schiffbau- 1. Jahrgang 1904-1905. SAMMLERSTÜCK

      Gebundene Ausgabe der Hefte 1 bis zur Doppelnummer 23/24 aus den Jahren 1904 und 1905. Weiterhin drei Zwischennummer mit jeweils 3 bzw. 4 Seiten. Mit sämtlichen Beilagen. Grüner Leineneinband mit mehrfarbigen geprägten Titel mit der Darstellung verschiedener Segel- und Motoryachten sowie Flaggenmast und Rettungsring. ____________________________________________________ Fest im Block. Einband randlich, vorne und hinten, teilweise leicht entfärbt und leicht berieben (griffspurig). ---------------------------------------------- Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar, SAMMLERSTÜCK

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        Cho senshu [or] Cho senrui [trans.: One Thousand Butterflies]

      - 25 double-page stunning plates of colored woodcuts depicting butterflies. Two vols. in accordion-style (orihon). 8vo, orig. blue silk over boards (a little worn), orig. block-printed title label on upper cover. Kyoto: Yamada Unsodo, 1904. First edition of this beautifully illustrated work on butterflies; the handsome woodblock double-page plates, several of which are heightened in gold or silver, depict butterflies in a variety of styles. "Kamisaka Sekka was a genius; effortlessly, prodigiously, boundlessly imaginative; tirelessly inventive, spontaneous, and free. In One Thousand Butterflies (Cho senrui, 1903 [the book is commonly misdated; it was published in 1904]) he took a single subject and drew dozens of pictures, each in a different style. There was nothing academic about his approach. Each drawing was fresh and new; many were arresting and some mirrored new developments in European art? "Sekka loved design. He began to paint under Suzuki Zuigai when he was sixteen and studied textiles in his early twenties?He was doubly fortunate that Yamada Naosaburo, the most ambitious, original and enterprising publisher of the early twentieth century, recognized Sekka's genius and gave him the freedom and support he needed to bring into the world his protean vision of art fused with life."-Keyes, Ehon. The Artist and the Book in Japan (NYPL), p. 240. ? Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, p. 976-"A colour-printed book of elaborate decor based on the forms of butterflies. All the designs are 'patterned,' but some conform to the actual shape and markings of believable butterflies, though there is certainly no intention to be entomologically accurate; but in some, the artist simply used the insects as a theme for variations, distorting and manipulating the butterfly shape until it is barely recognizable, often achieving the kind of art nouveau that we associate with some Secession jewellery?Sekka is especially inventive when he allows swarms of butterflies to float over the page, achieving colourful geometric diagrams, or, in one, amorphous silver shapes outlined in brown, green and yellow, as evocative and irrational as abstracts by Arp.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF PORTRAIT MINIATURES 1531-1860.

      Bell and Sons, 1904. (Codice EK/0320) Folio (40x30,5 cm), 2 volumes XXIX-214(2), X-211 pp. First edition, limited to 520 copies. A very nice copy very well preserved. Two little ex-libris with name erased, tiny numbers stamped on fly-leafs of both volumes, otherwise internally as new. Bound in editorial white cloth, gilted titles, boards and spine richly tooled in gold, minimal signs of aging // Edizione prima e unica di 520 copie. Carta a mano, grandissimi margini e barbe, illustrata con varie centinaia di rare immagini su 104 tavole sotto velina: miniature appartenenti a collezioni pubbliche e private di tutto il mondo, fotografate espressamente per quest'opera. Frontespizi in rosso e nero, bei capilettera xilografici. Piccoli ex-libris con nome abraso. Numerini (di biblioteca privata?) impressi alle prime 2 carte bianche di entrambi i volumi, peraltro internamente freschissimi, come nuovi. Sontuose legature editoriali in tela bianca con titoli e ricche cornici oro, minimi segni del tempo. Euro 500.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1904 - 1904 Original Hardback Wisden.

      1904. Hi, Here we have a rare 1904 Original Hardback Wisden, in Good Condition. The 9th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to the front, the spine lettering has been restored and hence bright and. The boards are very good, odd small mark. The hinges have been repaired by a previous owner from their apperance. The yellow inside pages are very bright and next pages are blank before the bright and white pages that follow. Light foxing and an excellent photoplate. A rare Wisden.

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        Johannes Brahms. Vier Bände in 7 Büchern. Mit vielen Notenbeispielen, Faksimiles und Tafeln.

      Wien/Leipzig, Wiener Verlage. 1904 bis 1914. Mischauflagen (1. und 2. Auflage). Gr.8°. 512, 500, 555, 572 Seiten, unbeschnitten und teils unaufgeschnitten. Jeder Band mit einem Namenregister. Frakturdruck. Interimsbindung: Illustrierter Originalkarton. (Band 1: Ecken/Rückenkanten/Kapitale tlws. berieben/bestossen. Exlibris). - Im übrigen gut erhaltene, ordentliche Exemplar ohne Eintragungen. - Inhalt: 1. Band: 1833 - 1862. 2. Band: I.: 1862 - 1868. II.: 1869 - 1873. 3. Band: I.: 1874 -1881. II.: 1881 - 1885. 4. Band: I.: 1886 -1891. II.: 1891 - 1897. / Mit eingedruckter Widmung: Den treuen Brahms-Freunden Viktor und Olga von Miller zu Aichholz in herzlichster Verehrung. Versand D: 4,70 EUR 0051 Musikgeschichte, 0052 Illustrierte Musikliteratur, Biographie(n), deutsche Fachliteratur, Dokumentation, Faksimile, Faksimiles, Illustriertes Buch, pictorial copy, Musik, Musikliteratur, Music Books

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        The Construction and Use of Oscillation Valves for Rectifying High-Frequency Electric Currents" (Fleming) AND "Secondary Röntgen radiation" (Barkla) in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 11, 1906, pp. 659- 665; 812-828

      FIRST EDITIONS OF TWO IMPORTANT PAPERS, J. A. FLEMING ON HIS FLEMING VALVE & CHARLES BARKLA'S FIRST IN-DEPTH PAPER SHOWING THAT X-RAYS SCATTERED BY VARIOUS ELEMENTS PRODUCED BEAMS OF CHARACTERISTIC PENETRATION. In 1904, English physicist J. A. Fleming rectified wireless signals using a diode based on the Edison effect, the unilateral flow of current between two electrodes in a vacuum tube; this was the first known use of the Edison effect. Fleming called his invention an "oscillation valve" because it acted in similarly to a valve in a pump that allows gas or water to move in only one direction. Fleming had "discovered that thermionic emission could be used to create what is now called a thermionic or vacuum tube, a device that controls the flow of electric current. He patented the vacuum tube as a rectifier to replace the coherer for use in receiving wireless transmissions" (Wenner Collection). At a March 1906 meeting of the Physical Society, Fleming read the paper that makes its first appearance in print here, in this 1906 Philosophical Magazine. In it, he "outlines the design and use of devices for rectifying high-frequency oscillatory signals such 'as are employed in the rectifying circuits of wireless telegraph apparatus'" (Davis, Science in the Making, 8). "Oscillations in the primary circuit, produced by an induction coil and two Leyden jars, generate Hertz waves which are detected some distance away by the secondary circuit. The valve rectifies this signal, as confirmed by the steady deflection of a mirror galvanometer. Fleming used this arrangement to investigate the effects of changing various features; he also experimented with different filaments in the valve (ibid). Fleming's discovery "was later developed by others for a host of applications from sound amplification to electronic switching in digital computers" (Wenner Collection). ALSO INCLUDED IS A PAPER BY THE ENGLISH PHYSICIST CHARLES BARKLA. While at Edinburgh, he began his investigations with Roentgen's newly discovered X-rays. "Barkla noticed that X-rays were scattered by gases and that the degree of scattering was proportional to the density and molecular weight of such gases. From these, he deduced that the more massive the atom (higher atomic weight), the greater the number of charged particles (protons) in the nucleus and the degree of scattering. "This was the first time that a connection was made between the number of protons, the atomic weight and the position of an element in Mendeleev's periodic table. This was definitely a move toward the development of the concept of the atomic number and the recognition of its importance in the ordering of the chemical elements in the periodic table" (Martini, The Story of the Atom and Chemistry, 690). By 1905, Barkla was able to clearly distinguish "between the properties of secondary radiation from heavy elements and those of the scattered radiation by lighter elements" (Authier, Early Days of X-ray, 5.7). In 1906 [in this paper] Barkla does "his most intuitive thinking, [showing] that X-rays scattered by various elements produced beams of characteristic penetration. This was indicated by the degree of beam absorption by an aluminum sheet of standard thickness. At that time, there was no way to measure the wavelength of X-rays; therefore, Barkla had to make his assessment by the absorption on the aluminum sheet" (Martini, 690). Barkla was awarded the 1917 Nobel Prize and his discovery was later used by Henry Moseley to show that elements can be uniquely represented by their 'atomic number,' the charge of the nucleus. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. 8vo. Complete. [viii], 840, 8 plates. Ex-libris: blind (uninked) stamp on the title page; no other library markings. Tightly bound in contemporary three quarter leather with some scuffing at the edge and spine tips. Five gilt-ruled tooled bands at the spine. Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels. Bright and clean within. Very good condition.

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        The Canadian Government Telegraphs Report on the Canadian Government Telegraph lines, compiled up to 1st April, 1904, and maps of the different Sections or Systems

      Department of Public Works, Canada 1904 - This set of eight maps depicts the government telegraph lines throughout the dominion of Canada. Issued by the Department of Public Works, contains the maps of the different sections or systems to accompany the report on the Canadian Government telegraph lines, compiled up to 1st August, 1904. The maps include an index map and seven other regional maps depicting the British Columbia and Yukon System, the Northwest Territories system, Pelee Island, Ontario system, Chicoutimi and North shore of St. Lawrence and Gulf, Grosse Isle system, Bay of Fundy system, Chatham-Escuminac, New Brunswick system and the Magdalen Island system. Each map notes important cities and telegraph lines are shown with red and black lines. The maps are printed on onion skin paper and are brittle and fragile. Some maps show rips along folds. Surplus of Library of Congress stamp. All maps slip into an envelope inside hard cover case. Gives a good overview of the telegraph system in the early 20th century. Set of 8 Map. Color lithograph. In original cardboard case.

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        Der Junggeselle.

      - Federzeichnung v. O. Zwintscher, 1904, 23,7 x 17 (H) Original Federzeichnung mit dem dazugehörigen Originalheft der Meggendorfer Blätter No. 740, 60. Band No.9. Or.- Text: Alter Junggeselle (sich am Morgen im Spiegel betrachtend): "Mir scheint gar, ich hab' heut' nacht in meinem Dusel eine Damenbekanntschaft gemacht!" (Im Spiegel sieht man die fünf Finger einer Hand in seinem Gesicht). - Unten rechts signiert und datiert. Blattgr.: 27,2 x 18,8 cm. Auf festem Velin und verso mit dem Stempel der Meggendorfer-Blätter., München. - Sehr schönes Blatt von Oskar Zwintscher. Zwintscher, Oskar, Maler u. Dichter, * 1870 Leipzig - + 1916 Dresden/Loschwitz. - Lit.: Th./B. Bd.36, S.613; Flemig, S.325. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Tale of Two Bad Mice.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1904. Sextodecimo. Original pink moiré cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial label to front cover, illustrated endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom purple quarter morocco and marbled paper solander box. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Bookplate of Mildred Greenhill to front pastedown and H. Bradley Martin to verso of front free endpaper. Boards gently bowed; an excellent copy. First edition, deluxe issue. The Mildred Greenhill?Bradley Martin copy, in pink cloth.

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        The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais Doctor in Physick, Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds & Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel. 2 Volume set

      Abrams. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1904. Reprint. Hardcover. 2-volume set. Volume 1 binding weakened at gutter. Volume 2 binding tightly bound. Light soiling to cream/gilt boards, most noticeable to spines. Titles still quite readable. Red/beige pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Red illustration of woman has bled onto rear of endpaper. Light foxing to endpapers. Frontis illustration, tissue guard overlays. All illustrations present. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Africa. No. 14 (1904). Correspondence respecting slavery in the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. [In continuation of "Africa No. 6 (1902)."] Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty. December 1904. [Cd. 2330]. London, printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1904.

      1904. Folio. (2), 6 pp. Loosely sewn as issued. On legal and social problems of the progress of the abolition of slavery and the new "free" status of former Zanzibar and Pemba slaves after their emancipation. - Hull University Library stamp on title-page. A very good copy. Bennett 2244.

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        Kunstformen der Natur, Leipzig & Wien 1904 / 1924 (1. & 2. Auflage!)

      Originalausgaben von 1904 und 1924 (KEINE Kopie oder Neudruck/Reprint!) 1. Auflage: Ernst Haeckel: Kunstformen der Natur, Leipzig & Wien 1904 (100 Illustrationstafeln mit beschreibenden Text + 51 Seiten Supplementheft/-teil = vollständig) - Zustand - INNEN: sehr gut = Vor- und Nachsatz mit schwachen Flecken, ansonsten durchgehend sauberes helles Schrift- und Tafelbild, Namensschild auf Seite 5 + kurze Widmung im Nachsatz AUSSEN: angestoßen, Lagerspuren, Schnitt gedunkelt, Buchrücken u. Gelenke berieben, Teile der Buchrückseite berieben und fleckig 2. Auflage: Ernst Haeckel: Kunstformen der Natur. Niedere Tiere, Leipzig 1924 (= 2. verkürzte Auflage in 30 Tafeln) - Zustand - INNEN: sehr gut = durchgehend sauberes helles Schrift- und Tafelbild AUSSEN: angestoßen, leichte Lagerspuren, Kapitale berieben (siehe Fotos - weitere Fotos auf Anfrage)

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        Stadtlandschaft. 53 x 53 cm, Öl auf Hartfaser.

      Hans Schulze (Dittersbach Schlesien 1904 - 1982 Leipzig) 1923-1929 Studium an der Staatlichen Akademie für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe Breslau bei Alexander Kanoldt, Paul Holz, Otto Mueller, Oskar Moll und Konrad von Kardorff, war Professor an der KMU in Leipzig

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        Am Laachersee. [1969/73]. [Original-Ölbild auf Holz / original oil on wood plate].

      Leo Assenmacher, geboren 1904 in Düsseldorf, gestorben 1981 ebenda. Original-Ölbild auf Holz, gerahmt, von Leo Assenmacher signiert (1969), darüber monogrammiert (73). Rückseitig Aufkleber: Mit Adresse von Leo Assenmacher, Titel und Register Nr. 207. Maße Abbildung: 41,5 x 32,0 cm. Rahmen mit Alterungsspuren, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Original oil on wood plate, framed, signed and dated by Leo Assenmacher. Backside label with adress, title an register number of the work. Measure image: 41,5 x 32,0 cm. Frame with light traces of use, otherwise fine condition.

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        Tombs of the third Egyptian dynasty at Reqâqnah and Bêt Khallâf.

      Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, London 1904 - Extremely rare. Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, London, 1904. First edition. Small folio, 70 pages, 33 plates. Green boards, 1/4 cloth. Very good condition. Ex-libris Alexandre Varille. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Rundschau auf dem Gebiete der Fleischbeschau, des Schlacht- und Viehhofwesens. Konvolut der geschlossenen Folge Jahrgang 5 ( 1904 ) - Jahrgang 23 ( 1922 ). Zusammen 18 Bände, darunter ein Doppelband.

      ( später auch unter dem Titel: Rundschau auf dem Gebiete der Fleischbeschau und Trichinenschau, des Schlacht- und Viehhofwesens. Mit abweichenden Mitherausgebern. ). Je Band ca. 150 - 500 Seiten, mit einigen Illustrationen. Zusammen ca. 5500 Seiten. Jeweils in Bibliothekshalbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rücken gebunden, 4. Vorhanden sind die Jahresbände 1904 - 1905 - 1906 - 1907 - 1908 - 1909 - 1910 - 1911 - 1912 - 1913 - 1914 - 1915 - 1916 - 1917 - 1918 - 1919/1920 ( Doppelband ) - 1921 - 1922. Einbände teils stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, Bibliotheksmarke auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken. Innen Bibliotheksstempel und -vermerke, Papier teils stärker gebräunt, wenige Seiten mit Anstrichen, wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder gering beschädigt ( letzte Seiten des Jahresbandes 1922 unten mit Abriß unter Textverlust ). Insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. - selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 16000 Gramm ) ( Lagerort LG ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        British Military in British Somaliland circa 1904

      1904. Good. 133 photos pasted down on both sides of 13 loose album leaves. Quite a few photos have been heavily trimmed at top and bottom to focus on troops and, we presume, eliminate a lot of empty landscape and endless sky. High quality photos. Some fading. Size of photos generally ranges from several trimmed to about 12 x 4cm. to about 12 x 9cm. with most somewhere in between and a few small odd-sized examples. Album leaves have some chipping and were presumably removed from a larger and now absent album. We assume that our soldier was involved in action against the "Mad Mullah" who eluded British capture until 1920. Our soldier may have come to Somaliland from Karachi -- there are a few photos of a camel carrying train traveling from Montgomery to Karachi and then of camels being loaded on one or more ships bound for Berbera. Brief captions under most photos. Places mentioned include Judballi, Berbera, Bohotle, Sheik(h) Pass, Wady Mago, Kirrit, Laa Korai, Baran, Gharra, Northern Haud, Behindula, Dariali, Yaguri Post, and Barao.

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        Bunte Verglasungen.

      Julius Hoffman. Stuttgart. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Keats; Complete Works 4 Volumes

      Virtue and Company, 1904, Hardcover, Book Condition: near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, limited Edition, Signed by Publisher, Illustrated By: Joseph Severn. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall, Copyright date 1904, Limited Edition Four Volumes, Leather Bound. This being the Laurel Edition limited to 1000 copies of which this set is number 171 Signed by the Publisher. Marble and leather over boards with gold lettering and design on the spine with five raised on each volume. All four volumes top page edges gold gilted, for edge and bottom page edges are not cut. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, bindings are all secure and reinforced, a solid collectible limited four volume set, Collectible & Limited

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        Recueil des Historiens de la France: Pouilles. [Tome 1-10 in 12].

      ca. 7000 pp. 4, Cloth. Published 1904-1972. French text. Rebound in red cloth with gilted short title on spine. Mint condition. Includes: 1. Pouillés de la province de Lyon. 2. Pouillés de la province de Rouen. 3. Pouillés de la province de Tours. 4. Pouillés de la province de Sens. 5. Pouillés de la province de Tréves. 6. ptie. 1-2: Pouillés de la province de Reims. 7. Pouillés des provinces de Besançon, de Tarentaise et de Vienne. 8. Pouillés des provinces d'Aux, d'Arles et d'Embrun. 9. Pouillés de la province de Bourges. 10. ptie. 1-2: Pouillés des provinces d'Auch, de Narbonne et de Toulouse.

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        Meine indische Reise. Als Manuskript gedruckt. München, (F. Bruckmann), 1904.

      1904. (10), 273, (1) SS. Mit 30 Lichtdrucktafeln und einer Karte. Originaler Halbleinenband mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Buntpapiervorsätze. Kl.-Folio (207 x 275 mm). Äußerst seltener Privatdruck: Reisebericht einer Münchner Industriellengattin, die in den Jahren 1902-1904 Südasien bereiste. Das gute Bildmaterial in Lichtdruck stammt größtenteils von der Autorin selbst. Die erste Ausgabe für den Handel erschien 1906. - Gering stockfleckig.

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        "Worum d Erdkugl tonzad worn is". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. (Krieglach), [1904].

      1904. 4½ SS. 4to. Erzählung "in da steirischen Gmoasproch", veröffentlicht im "Heimgarten" 28 (1904), S. 75ff. Das Manuskript durchgehend von eigener Hand mit Einschüben, Strichen und Korrekturen überarbeitet; die Verfasserabkürzung "R." in lila Tinte zu "Rosegger" ausgeschrieben und am Schluß" der Vermerk "Heimgarten" sowie (in Bleistift): "Correktur an Peter Rosegger, Krieglach". - Mittig quer gefaltet.

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        The Golliwogg in Holland,

      Longmans, Green & Co., London 1904 - Oblong 4to. 66pp. Cloth spine, pictorial card boards. 31 full page color plates (one double page), numerous illustrations in text. Covers lightly soiled with a few creases and small abrasions else this is a very good copy, and unusual in that it is essentially softcover. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Golliwogg in Holland

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1904. First edition.. Hardcover. Good. Oblong 4to. 66pp. Cloth spine, pictorial card boards. 31 full page color plates (one double page), numerous illustrations in text. Covers lightly soiled with a few creases and small abrasions else this is a very good copy, and unusual in that it is essentially softcover.

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        The Dore Dante [The Divine Comedy] (in six volumes)

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1904. First edition. Near Fine. Three books, bound in six folio volumes, illustrated throughout with wood-engraved plates after Dore (136 in total). Number 861 of a thousand sets in the Henry Irving Edition, although sets in the publisher's deluxe morocco binding are rare. Bound in full blue morocco with spines, panels and turn-ins all richly gilt and with brown morocco onlays. Top edge gilt, dark green moire silk free end-papers and paste-downs. Slight wear at the spine ends and corners, one volume with a tiny split at the top front joint (about 1/4 inch), otherwise all joints firm and uncracked. Internal contents are generally in excellent condition, although a few of the plates have been secured and some of the tissue-guards are cracking. A lovely set combining Dore's haunting illustrations with Dante's vision of the afterlife. Near Fine.

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        Autograph Quotation Signed

      [NP] 1904 - Card size: 4-3/8 x 4-5/8". The quote reads "Julia Ward Howe / Pres' New England Women's / Club / Ex-pres' of the Association for / the Advancement of Women. / Mine eyes have seen the glory" and is all in Howe's hand. On the verso is the autograph of "Charles W. Eliot / Harvard University / 1904". Julia Ward Howe has summed up her life's work citing contributions to women's rights first. Housed in custom-made blue linen clamshell box, lined with blue velvet, indent for quotation housed in plastic sleeve that can be flipped to view either side without removing, although plastic is open at top edge for removal as well, red morocco label on spine stamped in gold gilt, fine.Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was catapulted to instant fame in February 1862 when the Atlantic Monthly published the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Mrs. Howe's activities increased after 1868 in the burgeoning postwar woman's movement. She served as President of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, the New England Woman Suffrage Association and was a leader in the national organization was a suffrage leader and one of the founders of the New England Women's Club and the New England Woman Suffrage Association. She founded the weekly "Woman's Journal" in 1870. She was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1908), a precedent not repeated until 1930. In this autograph note written at age 85, just six years before her death, Mrs. Howe seems to be summing up her life. What is particularly fascinating is the order - one assumes listed in importance - of her not inconsiderable achievements. She first lists "President New England Women's Club (which she founded in 1868, assumed presidency in 1871, holding this office almost continuously until her death). The second achievement she lists is "Ex-pres of the Association for the Advancement of Women" (which she helped found in 1873 with the pioneer New York woman's club, Sorosis). The last achievement Mrs. Howe lists is "Mine eyes have seen the glory-" which is, of course, the opening line of "Battle Hymn of the Republic." It is interesting that this is in "third place" in her catalogue of accomplishments. Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926) was the President of Harvard and the most influential leader in the educational activities of the country during his tenure there (1869-1909). We can find no mention of a meeting between Howe and Eliot in 1904. Her biographers note that Howe almost never refused a request for a verse or sentiment and in 1904, Charles Eliot was fund-raising for teacher's salaries at Harvard. In any event, this is a wonderful piece, confirming that Julia Ward Howe, author of one of America's most famous poems, felt her real contributions were to women's rights. Richards and Elliott, Julia Ward Howe, V. II, pp. 355-356. DAB, pp. 71-78. NAW pp.225-229. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De Last. Roman.

      Bussum C.A.J. van Dishoeck 1904 Eerste druk. Twee volumes. 20,5 x 14 cm. (4), 194; (4), 208 pp. Origineel versierd linnen. Signatuur op titelpagina's. Banden met enkele vlekjes en geschaafd. Een goede set van deze niet vaak voorkomende eerste uitgave in de fraaie originele banden naar ontwerp van Herman Teirlinck. Bekendste werk - en tevens het somberste boek van het Vlaamse naturalisme - van de schrijver Gustaaf Vermeersch, [1877-1924]. Met 'De Last' - een onafwendbaar naar zelfvernietiging leidend relaas van de ondraaglijke last van de seksuele hartstocht - bereikte de schrijver ondanks het tekort aan taalbeheersing, het gebrek aan concentratie en de weinig harmonische opbouw zijn gaafste schepping vanwege de grote expressieve kracht. Dit werk wordt door velen beschouwd als een hoogtepunt in het Vlaamse naturalisme. Gustaaf Vermeersch beïnvloedde onder andere Louis Paul Boon. [Zie: Fr. Leclair ?Bibliografie van en over Gustaaf Vermeersch?, 1965]. .

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        THE TAR-BABY and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus

      1904. With Illustrations in Color by A B. Frost and E.W. Kemble. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1904. Original light orange-brown cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of Harris's fourth Uncle Remus title -- this one a profusely-illustrated volume of verse. In addition to the title poem, the 26 verses include "De Gater and de Rabbit Gizzard," "Brer Rabbit's Gigglin'-Place" and "A Howdy Song." This volume is beautifully illustrated, beautifully printed, and beautifully bound (an initialed binding design by Decorative Designers -- the front cover gilt is part glossy, part matte).~This is a fine copy, essentially free of soil or wear -- which is unusual for such light-colored cloth. A rather uncommon and highly-sought Harris title. Blanck 7154.

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        Ergebnisse uber die Konstitution der chromatischen Substanz des Zellkerns

      Verlag von Gustav Fischer in Jena. PAMPHLET. Revision of a paper presented at the 13th annual meeting of the Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft held in Wu?rzburg, 1903. Colophon: Druck von Anton Ka?mpfe ... Publisher's advertisements: p. [2], [3]-[4] of cover. First Separate edition. IV, [2], 130 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Tape to spine, tearing to edges, else very good. Garrison and Morton 242.2 The Boveri part of the Sutton-Boveri hypothesis. Cytology. Genetics. Biology. Cell Nucleus. Chromosomes. Chromosom. Prior owner's stamp. * . Very Good. 1904.

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        Pablo Picasso. Catalogue de l'oeuvre grave et lithographie. Catalogue of the printed graphic work. Katalog des graphischen Werkes. 4 Bände.

      Originalausgabe. - 1: Katalog des graphischen Werkes 1904-1967. 2: Katalog des graphischen Werkes 1966-1969 (in 2. Auflage 1977). 3: Katalog des graphischen Keramikwerkes 1949-1971. 4: Katalog des graphischen Werkes 1970-1972, Nachträge zu Bd. 1 u. 2. Mit sehr zahlreichen, in Bd. 1 u. besonders in Bd. 3 (Keramik) auch farbigen Abbildungen u. Tafeln. Einführungen auf Deutsch, Englisch u. Französisch, Bildbeschreibung auf Französisch. - Standardwerk. Vollständige Ausgabe. Selten.

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        Indian Basketry, Studies in a Textile Art Without Machinery

      Doubleday, Page & Co. 1904 - This is the two-volume October, 1904 Doubleday, Page & Co. first edition publication of Otis Tufton Mason's Indian Basketry, Studies in a Textile Art Without Machinery (254 pages in Vol. 1; 528 pages total). The covers (7.5" x 10.625"), yellow/green cloth with basket patterned boards, are partly loose and slightly faded at the spine, but in overall good condition, with no prominent stains and no tears. The insides are very good overall. There is shallow edge wear but there are no deep tears. The only extraneous elements are the blind-embossed ex-libris (E. Murray Todd) stamps to the front of each volume. There are no other stamps or attachments, and no writing. There are 248 clean and unfaded plates, many of which are pasted-in color renderings. Three are loose but complete. One has a repaired tear. There are numerous in-page black and white illustrations. The tissue guards and all text are unfaded and clean. Several gutters are cracked, but the binding is reasonably good, with no missing, and no other loose, pages. There are several corner creases, apparently page-holiding mark downs, but no deep tears, other than the repaired plate mentioned above. The above photos are accurate reflections of the group's conditions. US shipping would be by media insured mail, with a shipping charge of $20. International shipping would be by priority express insured mail, with a shipping charge of $100.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die erste deutsche Bibel. Zehn Bände (komplett)

      10 Bände komplett. Halbleinenbände in altersgemäß gutem Zustand, Vor- und Nachsätze jeweils stockfleckig. Diese Ausgabe aus dem Jahr 1904 ist ein Textreprint der ersten deutschen gedruckten Bibel von Mentel 1466 (Mentelin-Bibel). Druck in moderner Antiqua.

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        Guide to Bangkok and Siam

      White Lotus, Bangkok 1904 - Guide to Bangkok and Siam [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Federzeichnungen zu "Das abenteuerliche Dasein". Konvolut aus neunundzwanzig Federzeichnungen, davon eine Bleistiftzeichnung, zum größtenteils mit Seitenangabe bzw. Titelei, alle eighd. monogrammiert. [ca. 22 x 30 cm]

      In einem eighd. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Geringe Gbrsp. - Schnabl (1904 - 1990), studierte zwischen 1922 und 1927 an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien u. a. bei K. Sterrer. Zuerst Mittelschulehrer in Bludenz, dann ab 1969 in Salzburg ansäßig. Befreundet mit Kubin und Fronius. Seine Federzeichnungen und Aquarelle verweben verschrobene Dorf- und Kleinstadtpoesie, soziales Mitgefühl und skurrilen Humor zu einer ganz eigenen Welt. (Zitat nach Salzburger Kulturlexikon, S. 442). - Frey, (1881 -1957), studierte in Heidelberg, Freiburg/Breisgau und München Jura und Philosophie, ohne seine Studien abzuschließen. Seit 1918 war er als freier Schriftsteller in München ansässig. Während des Ersten Weltkriegs diente er im selben Regiment wie Hitler, der ihm später eine Stelle als Feuilletonchef des "Völkischen Beobachters" anbot, was F. jedoch ablehnte. 1933 wurden seine Bücher verboten, er emigrierte zunächst nach Österreich, 1938 in die Schweiz, wo der Freund Thomas Manns lange Zeit unter ärmlichen Umständen als Rezensent lebte. Erst nach 1945 besserte sich seine Lage, nachdem einige seiner im Exil entstandenen Werke erschienen waren. F. schrieb Romane, Novellen, Märchen und Utopien. Als bizarr, skurril und phantastisch werden viele seiner Geschichten charakterisiert, die häufig mit parodistischen Elementen und hintergründigem Humor angereichert sind. Sein dokumentarisch-autobiographischer Roman Die Pflasterkästen (1929) zählt zu den bedeutenden Antikriegsromanen der Weimarer Republik. (DBE) - Hier ein nicht veröffentlichtes Projekt zu A. M. Frey's Roman.

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        Chotscho. [Gaochang]. Facsimile-Wiedergaben der wichtigeren Funde der ersten königlichen preussischen Expedition nach Turfan in Ost-Turkistan. Im Auftrag der Generalverwaltung der Königlichen Museen aus Mitteln des Baessler-Institutes.

      VII, 17 S., 75 Lichtdrucktafeln, davon 40 in Farbe, mit je einem Vorblatt mit Titel und beschreibendem Text, (bei Tafel 5 sind Titel und Text in die Abbildung integriert), lose in HLwd.-Mappe. Gr.-Fol., 60 x 50 cm, OHPgt.-Mappe mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Deckel erneuert. Monumentales Werk über die zweite deutsche Turfan-Expedition (Erste Königlich-Preußische Turfan-Expedition ), unter der Leitung von Le Coq. - Mit Vorwort und Einleitung des Herausgebers mit einer kurzen persönlich gehaltenen Beschreibung der Reise und einer Schildung der Fundstellen. Die Tafeln zeigen Wandgemälde aus Tempeln, gemalte Friese und Deckendekorationen, buddhistische Tempelbilder und Tempelfahnen, Reste von Seidenbildern, Seidenstoffe, Statuen, Statuettenköpfe, Holzschnitzereien, Kleinfunde aus Bronze, Messing und Kupfer, Gegenstände aus Holz, Stein, Ton und Horn, Geräte des häuslichen Lebens u.a.m. - A magnificent work containing the results of the German Turfan Expedition (1904-1905) led by Le Coq. Contains a wealth of photographs of wall paintings, statues and ancient documents found in the Turfan region at Chotscho (the ancient city of Gaochang), the Bezeklik Caves, and the Toyuk Caves. The photographs of the bezeklik Caves, which were destroyed in Second World War, make up the majority of this volume. Also includes pictures of artefacts and ancient documents relating to Manichaeism and apostasy (Nestorian Christians) later found at Chotscho. - Rücken etwas fleckig und im oberen Teil mit Wasserrand, Textblätter überwiegend mit blassen schmalen Wasserrändern, vereinzelt etwas stärker wasserrandig, wenige Vorblätter mit winzigen Randeinrissen bezw. Stauchungen im Rand, eine Tafel mit winzigem Randeinriss, eine Tafel mit winzigem Eckabriss, eine Tafeln mit größerem, sauber hinterlegten Randeinriss, ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel auf Titelblatt verso und Rückseite aller Tafeln, sonst gutes Exemplar dieses äußerst seltenen Werkes. / Covers renewed, spine to the upper part waterstained, title and text leaves mainly with faint watermarks to the edges, a few of them stronger, the plates almost clean, some single leaves with marginal defects, library stamps to verso of plates, ex-library copy, else a fine copy of this extremely rare book with the beautiful collotype prints.

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        Mitteilungen über meine Reise nach Äquatorial-Ost-Afrika und Uganda

      Berlin, Reimer, 1901 - 1904. - 2 Textbände und 1 Kartenband in 3 Bänden. Mit 154 (2 farbigen) Tafeln und 16 mehrfach gefalteten farblithographischen Karten. Original-Sämischleder mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie Goldschnitt. 28,5 x 20 cm. Hess/Coger 396; Kainbacher 374: "Äußerst selten!"; Henze V, 77. - 1896/97 unternahm der österreichische Afrikareisende Schöller gemeinsam mit dem als Tierpräparator ausgebildeten Schweizer Alfred Kaiser sowie 300 Trägern, 40 Soldaten und 60 Dienern eine Expedition von Pagani aus "am gleichnamigen Fluss hinauf zum Kilimandscharo, umging den Meru-Berg im Süden und folgte dem Ostafrikanischen Graben und dem bis dahin noch nicht fixierten Lauf des Nyiro nach der Ugowe-Bay des Victoria-Sees . (dann) ging er weiter nach Uganda und kehrte von Kavirondo auf einer östlichen Route durch die vulkanische Landschaft Kikuyu und Athi-Tal . nach Mombasa zurück . A. Kaiser besorgte neben geologischen und botanischen Arbeiten die Routenaufnahme und die barometrischen Höhenmessungen, während Schoeller selbst . sich . der Ethnographie und Ethnologie widmete" (Henze). - Die Tafeln zeigen Jagdtrophäen und verschiedene Eingeborenen-Typen, Waffen, Werkzeuge etc. - Der Kartenband mit den Routenaufnahmen, einer Völkerkarte, einer geologischen Übersichtskarte etc. - Vorderdeckel von Bd. 1 leicht fleckig. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        Steiner, Rudolf und Div. Autoren: Lucifer Gnosis Nr. 8 bis 35 gebunden 1904 - 1908

      Einmalige gebundene Einband. Alle Luzifer Gnosis zusammen gebunden. Zustand sehr gut. Kartoniert. Keine Eintragungen. Selten.

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        Jettatura. Compositions et gravures en couleurs de François Courboin.

      Paris, Librairie de la Collection des Dix, A. Romagnol, 1904. - In-8, frontispice, faux-titre, 193 pages, illustrations dans le texte. Demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, titre doré, tête dorée, couverture conservée. Reliure signée Trinckvel. Bel ex. (Quelques reports des illustrations.) Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires, un des 45 exemplaires sur papier vélin de cuve, contenant 3 états de toutes les planches dont un état en noir et un état en couleurs avec remarques. Texte imprimé par Hérissey et Porcabeuf pour les eaux-fortes originales en couleurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas der im 19. und frühen 20. Jh. entstandenen deutschen Siedlungen in USA = Atlas of 19th and early 20th century German-American settlements. [Von/By Heinz Kloss].

      17, (1) Seiten. 108 ausfaltbare schwarz-weisse Karten und Legenden/ 108 leaves of plates (map pictures). Gr. 2 (über 45 cm). Orig.-Leinenband (Cloth). [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. "Heinz Kloss (1904-1987) was a German linguist and internationally recognised authority on linguistic minorities." (Wikipedia) - "This cartograhic presentation of the German element in the United States is the most comprehensive and, in many respects, the most detailed ever published. Here, finally, is a single volume which presents the statistical information that was compiled by the census bureau, various church bodies, several individuals, and a variety of social organizations of the German-Americans." (Monatshefte, Vol. 68, No. 2, 1976, pp. 209-212) - Index: Introduction: 1. Previous Cartographic Presentations of the German Element in America. - 2. Explanations of the Maps. - 2.1. The Statistical Maps. - 2.2 The Organization Maps. - 3. Evaluation, Extension and Supplementation of the Maps. - 3.1 Evaluation. - 3.2 Extension. - 3.3. Supplementation. - Maps: A Foreign White Stock from Germany in Large Cities (more than 10000 inhabitants) 1910 1. The Union 2. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut 3. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania [...]. - B Foreign White Stock form Germany in Farming Communities and Smal Towns 1910 1. Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, [...]. - C Foreign White Stock from Germany and Russia in Farming Communities and Small Towns 1910 [...] - D Distribution of Congregations made up of Germans from Czarit Russia Percentage of Foreign White Stock from Russia 1910 [...]. - E Foreign-born Ethnic Germans form outside Germany inside and outside of Large Cities 1930 [...]. - F Secular German Clubs 1915 [...]. - G Roman-Catholic German Congregations [...]. - H Congregations of the Former "Evangelical Synod" within the Evangelical and Reformed Church" 1935 [...]. - I Congregations of the "United utheran Church" and of the Reformed Wing of the "Evangelical and Reformed Church" 1935 [...]. - K Congregations of the Missouri Synod (Lutheran) 1936 [...]. - L Congregations of the "American Lutheran Church" and the "Wisconsin Synod" 1937 [...]. - M German Congregations within Denominations of non-German Origin [...]" - Augeschiedenes Bibliotheksexemplar (ex-library copy) mit Rückensignatur, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf der Rückseite des Titelblattes. - Deutsch-englischer Paralleltext. - Einband leicht berieben, etwas angestaubt und schwach ausgeblichen. Schnitt etwas staubfleckig. Vorderes fliegendes Vorsatz- und Titelblatt mit horizontaler Knickspur. - Insgesamt sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Ex Library (ex-library copy) with the usual marks. - Bilingual parallel text, german/english. - Binding slightly rubbed, a bit dusted and a bit faded. Edges a bit stained. Flying endpaper and titlepage with horizontal crease mark. - Good copy. ISBN: 3770805038

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        The Pendleton Collection

      [Providence]: Rhode Island School of Design, 1904. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in original brown leather, decorated and lettered in gilt, and presented in assumed original near fine slipcase, leather-backed and lettered in gilt.. Folio. 29 x 36 cm. Illustrated with 103 photogravure plates, including frontispiece. Printed on Imperial Mill Japan Vellum. Marbled endpapers. Limited edition. Rhode Island School of Design copy, signed by Stephen O. Metcalf, treasurer of RISD and son of founders Jesse and Helen Rowe Metcalf, at colophon.

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

      Milano: G. Ricordi & C. [PN 110000], 1904. First Edition, first issue. Very rare. Hopkinson 6A (with the addition of "Buenos-Aires" to imprint). Fuld p. 596 (without "Buenos-Aires"). Schickling 74.E.1. Crawford p. 356. Madama Butterfly, to a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after David Belasco's play Madame Butterfly, itself based on John Luther Long's short story, which was based partially on Pierre Loti's tale entitled Madame Chrysanthème, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 17, 1904 and in a revised version in Brescia at the Teatro Grande on May 28, 1904). "No other Puccini opera testifies more strongly to his ability to discern the possibilities for music drama... By making use of at least seven Japanese folk melodies the composer both evoked the Far Eastern ambience and enlarged his musical vocabulary, since every one of them is assimilated into his own personal and by now highly sophisticated style. The scale of musical thought is likewise grander than ever before..." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. The first issue of Madama Butterfly was on sale for a short time only as Puccini was so unhappy with the first performance that he had the score withdrawn from sale and publication stopped. The revised version was issued in April of 1904, shortly after this first issue.. Quarto. Original publisher's olive green boards with decorative stamping incorporating dragon motif in black, titling in black on red rectangular lozenge within decorative border signed "Montaly '903," decorative endpapers. Housed in a custom-made half dark green morocco clamshell box with handmade patterned paper boards and edges, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, lined with olive green handmade paper. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (facsimile autograph dedication to Queen Elena of Belgium), 1f. (reproduction bust-length photographic portrait of Puccini by Bertieri), 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's copyright statement and device), 1f. (recto cast list, verso decorative device), 1f. (recto index, verso decorative device), 403, [i] (blank) pp. With small publisher's circular blindstamp to inner corners of first few leaves dated "2" [February] 1904." Small oval handstamp to upper outer corner of front free endpaper, half-title, and dedication pages with initials "G.R." in dark blue within decorative purple border. Boards somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; head and tail of spine chipped and torn with some loss. Lower outer corners slightly creased; minor pencilling to pp. 74 and 75; some erasures to handstamp.

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