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      TORINO-ROMA: Casa editrice nazionale, 1904. II ED.. Rilegato. BUONO. 13 18,5. USATO

      [Bookseller: Controcorrente Group srl BibliotecadiBab]
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        Original-Fotografien, auf der Rückseite meist mit R.O. sowie Nummerierung und Beschriftung beschriftet. 3 Fotos aus Guinea, 19 Fotos aus Kamerun (Bamum).

      - Ca. 1904-1910. Meist 18,5 x 11 cm auf Karton, kräftige Abzüge. Der Wiener Rudolf Oldenburg (1879-1932) war als Kaufmann und Faktoreileiter 1900-1906 in Französisch-Guinea und 1907-1913 in Kamerun tätig. In Conakry war er Faktoreileiter eines Bremer Handelshauses. Von 1907 bis 1912 war er Leiter der deutschen Kamerungesellschaft im Grasland von Bamum. Auf seinen Reisen traf er Rudolf Pöch, mit dem er dann in inniger Freundschaft verbunden blieb. Für und mit Pöch fertigten sie Schädalabgüsse von lebenden Einheimischen an, die Oldenburg dann dem Wiener anthropologischen Institut vermachte. Hier sehen wir eine Vielzahl an Photographien über Land und Leute in Kamerun, Bamum und Guinea. Zwei Fotos auch mit Häuptling Foia.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kainbacher]
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        Heures d'Automne

      Vevey: Sauberlin & Pfeiffer, 1904. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. (170 x 190 mm). 115 pp., with ca. 50 vignettes by the author / artist printed in color "a la poupee." Original color printed wrappers. Cover slightly rubbed. Paper partly with creases in the margin. Uncut copy. Preserved in a folding case. A meditative Art-Nouveau jewel by a woman artist, distinguished by its serene prose-poems and color-printed woodcuts printed "à la poupée." One of 338 numbered copies on "papier fauve spécial" (from a total edition of 350). The woodcuts were printed from one impression of a single woodcut plate which had been painted in advance with gradations of two or even three colors. The application of this method is unusual in the period around 1900, especially with woodcuts. It was mainly used in the 18th century and actually only in gravure techniques ("à la poupée"). It is also noteworthy that the image and text were partly printed on top of each other. The result is a particularly attractive and extraordinary effect through the course of two or three colors, merging text and image in combination with colored paper. The artist / author Marguerite Burnat-Provins (1872-1952), originally of France, was a Swiss painter, draftsman, graphic artist and writer. The serene text of "Heures d'Automne" is a reflection on the soft and bluish light of Lake Geneva while simultaneously reflecting marital peace. It begins with a note "To Artists," and indeed this is a "painter's book." The story recalls her union with the architect Adolphe Burnat; inhabiting a small house in La Tour-de-Peilz, enjoying a beautiful workshop built by her husband in the garden, she devotes herself to painting and various artistic activities (making pottery, embroidery, painting furniture). "Heures d'Automne" was followed three years later by "Heures d'hiver" which paints a frozen world in black and white in anguish of separation, madness, and exile. In the Preface of the Centenary edition of the "Heures," Catherine Dubuis likens it to a kind of Book of Hours: "If we accept that here poetry has taken the place of prayer, this book is indeed a Book of Hours. The freedom of tone, the flexibility of the structures and themes are perfectly served by the use of the poem in prose, which Marguerite Burnat-Provins knows how to handle with safety and control. The importance of the seasons refers to the splendor of nature, proof in the tradition of the existence of God; the hours that pass are reminiscent of the human condition: memento mori, remember that you must die . More original, the 'Hours of Marguerite' are people who are born, who cross the life of humans, who die like them, weaving their fabric, carrying the enigma of the future and the weight of the past. Finally, the hours of a day constitute a "life in life", a short life, with the birth of day, the maturity of full noon, the twilight of old age. We can still add to them the seasons, the youth of spring which illuminates the triumphant dawns, the sovereign summer blazing at noon, the aging autumn; let us add to it the icy nights of winter, similar to death, and the cycle of the seasons will be complete, like that of the hours and the human life." (SOURCE: Heures d'automne, Heures d'hiver. Cossonay, Editions Plaisir de Lire, 2004). - See AKL XV, p. 255.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        AFRICA - WEST] [Album with over Forty Original Watercolours and Pencil Drawings and Over Forty Original Gelatin Silver Photographs, Showing Douala, Lome, Luanda, Lüderitz Bay, Environs of Swakopmund and Cape Town, Libreville, Fernando Po Island, Gorée Island, Tenerife, African Flowers, and Others, Titled:] Habicht

      - 10 October 1904. Ca. 1904-1905. 26x20,5 cm. Thirty-one card leaves with tissue guards. Thirty watercolours and over a dozen pencil and/or ink drawings, from ca. 4x5,5 cm to ca. 18x23 cm; and over forty gelatin silver photos from ca. 5x6,5 cm to ca. 14x20,5 cm, mounted on the leaves or loosely inserted. With a mounted printed postcard and several chromolithographed prints of African flowers loosely inserted. Most watercolours, drawings and photos with ink and pencil captions in German and/or dates on the lower margins of the images or on the mounts. One of the prints of African flowers with a presentation inscription in English on verso. Contemporary full cloth album with gilt lettered title on the front cover. A few photos mildly faded, otherwise a very good album. Album with beautiful watercolours and interesting original photos of the West African coast drawn and taken by Dr. Lothar Hennig (1875-after 1939) during his service as a ship surgeon on S.M.S. 'Habicht' in December 1904 - May 1905. Gunboat of the German Imperial Navy, S.M.S. Habicht was a part of the West African Squadron in 1885-1905, visited a number of West African ports from Gorée Island to Cape Town, and took part in several punitive expeditions against the native rebels of German colonies (Duala and Bakoko people in 1886 and 1891, people of Kribi in 1897, and others). In 1904-1905, during Dr. Hennig's service, S.M.S. Habicht was a part of the combined military and naval force sent to suppress the Herero Revolt in German South-West Africa (modernday Namibia). The watercolors and drawings show Douala (House of king Rudolph Manga Bell, banks of the Wouri River), Luanda (four views of the old city, a small lighthouse in the harbor, a Portuguese bark near the city), Congo River (sketched during a trip to Kinshasa on board SMS Vineta), Lüderitz Bay (Namibia), sandy coast of Swakopmund, Cape Town and environs (S.M.S. Habicht at sea on the way to Cape town, local fish boats in the harbor, Table Mountain), a bay hear Cape St. Mary (Angola), a street in Libreville (Gabon), silhouette of Fernando Po Island (now Bioko, Equatorial Guinea), Gorée Island and French ships in the harbor of Dakar (Senegal), Punta Roxa on Tenerife (Canary Islands), a street in La Grana (Ferrol, Spain), and others. Several watercolours show African flowers and trees: flowers growing on the Table Mountain (4), Strelitzia reginae from Orotava (Tenerife), a pine on the sear shore near Cape Town, and a baobab (ink drawing); there are also pencil drawn sketches of horns of African antelope. A pencil drawn sketch designs an invitation to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of SMS Habicht's service in the navy (1880-1905), which was to take place in Cape Town, on the 18th of March 1905. A later watercolour depicts Mount Bromo (East Java, Indonesia), being apparently drawn during Hennig's service on S.M.S. Fürst Bismarck in 1909 (then a part of German East Asia Squadron). The photos show Duala (palace of king Manga Bell, German cemetery, native houses), Lome (several views of a railway bridge on the pier, taken from the distance and close up, with German naval officers posing to the camera on the bridge), SMS Habicht in Cape Town harbor, native sail boats, portraits of an Angolan girl, and an African boy with eye disease, and others. Several photos apparently portray Dr. Hennig, showing him in a forest near Douala, hunting near Cape St. Bras (Angola), standing on a beach near Lüderitz Bay in a company of penguins, and on a picnic near Cape Town. The album closes with a large photo of 'Eleonora Woermann', a passenger, freight and mail liner for German West Africa (on service in 1902-1915). Dr. Friedrich Lothar Hennig served in the Imperial German Navy in 1896-1911, in 1904-1905 he was ship's surgeon on S.M.S. Habicht off the coast of Southwest Africa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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        Through the Highlands of Siberia

      London: Rowland Ward, 1904. Extra-illustrated with photographs, drawings, and correspondence. Plates from photographs, folding map at end. xiv, 259 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original terracotta cloth over bevelled edges, spine and upper cover titled in gilt, patterned endsheets. Very good plus. One small adhesion at p. 197, with loss of a word or two. Extra-illustrated with photographs, drawings, and correspondence. Plates from photographs, folding map at end. xiv, 259 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Siberian Sport & Travel in 1903. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Captain H. W. Seton-Karr, who accompanied Swayne on this trip, and who has inserted 25 larger photographs, approx. 3 x 5 inches (often inserted on the blank verso of the printed plates, including several of Seton-Karr with trophy heads of Ovis ammon on Asian hillsides and in Wimbledon in 1883, as well as of scenes and persons from the Siberian trip), many captioned in the margins; 4 smaller photographs captioned in ink; 4 photographic post cards; 2 typed letters, 5 autograph letters, signed, from Swayne to Seton-Karr (34 pages total); a few short pencil annotations by Seton-Karr; 4 pencil drawings; some printed ephemera. Seton-Karr has also annotated the title page, adding "with Mr H. W. Seton-Karr" beneath the title. Major Harald G.C. Swayne (1860-1940), soldier and sportsman, was author of Seventeen Trips through Somaliland (1895); he also served in Burma and Aden, and later in Flanders during the first world war. Seton-Karr (1859-1938) was born in India, educated at Eton, Oriel, and Sandhurst, serving for a time as an officer at Gibraltar and in Egypt. He travelled extensively for sport in Africa (Egypt and Somaliland), Norway, Alaska, and in India and Central Asia. His books incuded two volumes on Alaska and British Columbia, and Ten Years' Wild Sports in Foreign Lands (1889). One of the items of ephemera (added later), is a publicity piece on Seton-Karr, noting 19 journeys to Africa, 25 expeditions to Asia, and 20 trips to Arctic Europe and America. Swayne and Seton-Karr, "traveled from Moscow, across the Urals and into the mountainous regions of Mongolia and the Altai Shan. Near the Chagan-Burgaza Pass, Ovis ammon were bagged. In the Laki Valley, ibex and more Ovis ammon were collected. There are excellent descriptions of terrrain throughout. The author used Elim Demidoff's After Wild Sheep in the Altai and Mongolia as a guide" - Czech. A rich and fascinating extra-illustrated record of Siberian travel by one of the participants. Czech p. 209

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Mackinlay Kantor's First And Last Manuscript Pages From His Well-Known Novel Andersonville

      MACKINLAY KANTOR (1904-1977). Kantor was an American author and journalist; he is best remembered for his 1955 novel Andersonville, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. ANS & TM. 3pg. August 27, 1955. No place. An autograph note signed "Mack" on his personal letterhead, stating: "Dear Ben, To you, these first and last pages of the original manuscript of Andersonville. With all affection Mack". As indicated in Kantor's letter, the first and last typed pages of the manuscript are present; the final page has a few handwritten corrections, signed by him and dated. The three pieces are matted and framed together.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        Portfolio Galicia. Naturaleza y arte. Primera y segunda seria completa .

      1904. Ed. Pedro Ferrer. 1904 - . . . 1 Vol. . 204 pp. Cuarto Apaisado. Media Piel. . Buen estado de conservación. Extraordinario portfolio, completo, compuesto de la primera y segunda serie, multitud de fotografías de diversas zonas de Galicia. Encuaernación en media piel con nervios en lomera, conserva cubierta original. Excelente estado de conservación. .

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa]
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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.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Der Weg zum Glück. Eine oberbayrische Geschichte aus dem Leben Ludwigs II. Neue illustrierte Ausgabe. 4 Bände: I. Die Murenleni. II. Der Wurz`nsepp. III. Der Geldprotz. IV. Der Krikelanton. (Komplett!)

      Dresden: Münchmeyer 1904 - I. 783 Ss.; II. 2 Bll., 972 Ss.; III. 720 Ss.; IV. 1052 Ss. Mit zusammen 2 Vignetten u. 343 Illustrationen, davon 135 ganzseitigen Autotypien und 208 Strichätzungen. "Der Leipziger Verleger A. Fischer, der 1899 den Münchmeyer-Verlag übernommen hatte, brachte Mays Kolportageromane ohne dessen Billigung, doch unter dem Namen des berühmten Autors neu heraus Aufgrund eines Vergleichs zwischen May und dem Münchmeyer-Verlag durfte diese Ausgabe ab 1908 nur noch anonym erscheinen. (Hier die Fassung mit Autorenangabe.) Diese Neue illustrierte Ausgabe 1903/04 stellt eine nur wenig überarbeitete Fassung der Erstausgabe 1886/87 dar. Änderungen beziehen sich auf die Kürzung nichtssagender Dialoge, die Eliminierung von Geschmacklosigkeiten, stilistische Verbesserungen und eine Textumstellung des Kapitels `Der Samiel`." (Karl-May-Handbuch, S. 336). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 Kl.-8°.HLdr. d. Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Gesamtschnittmarmorierung. (Deckel-Bezüge im Stil d. Zt. erneuert.) Vorsätze erneuert. Rücken berieben, Prägung matt. Durchgehend gebräunt, teils fleckig und mit wenigen Rand-Läsuren, wenige einzelne Seiten mit Einrissen - diese mit Japanpapier unterlegt. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Halina Krupka]
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        bourse de voyage

      New edition. 74 illustration by Benett, including 13 photographs (Barbaspine, Saint Lucia ...), and 12 polychrome insets and a map of the West Indies."Au globe doré" typewriter cardboard, with the top plate signed Blancheland, all connected by Engel. Second flat type i, with red straight letters on striped background.Beautiful first plate with shiny golds with discrete soiling in the cartridge and in the sky. Coins folded. Insolated back, the golds still very bright. Dirt in the sticker at the lighthouse. Headdresses rubbed, that of head a little sagging. second board wearing some fine stripes. Some leaves imperiously left. rare rare foxinges, evening on the margin either on the first leaves. Nice copy overall.Well-known English college, Antillian school welcomes only young people from the West Indies, 9 boarders are awarded travel grants. They will experience a turbulent sea crossing to the archipelago of the West Indies, the captain and crew who greet them are in fact thugs. Hetzel Paris 1904 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 441pp. relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Pijpelijntjes. (1e druk).

      Amsterdam, Jacq. van Cleef, 1904. Ingenaaid. 220 p. 1e druk. Omslag met plakbandstrepen, vage naam op titel, maar een goed exemplaar (professioneel restauratierapport bijgevoegd). Een mythisch boek uit de moderne Nederlandse letterkunde! Deze eerste druk van Pijpelijntjes, verschenen in juni 1904, is een van de zeer weinige exemplaren met het complete originele omslag, zelfs inclusief de rug.A. Aletrino, de arts-schrijver aan wie deze openlijk homo-erotische roman in druk werd opgedragen, herkende zichzelf in een van de twee hoofdpersonen van het boek ('Sam', Aletrino's bijnaam). Hij kocht samen met Johanna van Maarseveen de voorraad op en vernietigde deze. Slechts enkele exemplaren ontsprongen de dans. In oktober 1904 verscheen een tweede, herschreven druk. De eerste druk van Pijpelijntjes wordt tegenwoordig beschouwd als een van de zeldzaamste boeken uit de Nederlandse literatuur.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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        THE LIFE OF SAINT MARY MAGDALEN. Translated from the Italian of an unknown fourteenth century writer by Valentina Hawtrey. With an introduction by Vernon Lee

      John Lane, The Bodley Head. London. 1904. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo (7.8 x 5.4 inches). Illustrated with 14 full page mono photographic plates showing various famous paintings of Mary Magdalen. Previous owners name and date (1904) on front blank endpaper. Several text pages affected by some foxing, some pages heavier than others, but still a very good copy internally. Original publishers green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration designs by Jessie M. King to both boards and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Aside from some minor bumping to the corners and edges of the binding this is a better than very good copy with the gilt still nice and bright.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The bookbinding trades journal

      [Manchester]: [Co-operative Printing Society Limited], [1904-1911] 31 issues, comprising issues 1-24 issues of Vol. I and 1-7 of Vol. II. Original publisher's printed red paper wrappers, housed in recent custom box of gilt-tooled red half-morocco, marbled sides and edges. Occasional slight chipping to extremities, light rubbing to box. Internally clean and crisp. A richly illustrated and informative trade bookbinding periodical. Initially issued by the Bookbinders and Machine Rulers' Consolidated Union of Manchester, and later by the National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers (from Vol. II, No. 5 onwards), the publication continued until 1914 - concluding with Vol. II, No. 16. In addition to revealing the workings of the early twentieth-century bookbinding trade, this fascinating periodical provides practical advice regarding all manner of materials and techniques, including examples of the work of renowned craftsmen such as Sangorski, and reviews of contemporary styles such as art nouveau. In 1911 the Bookbinders and Machine Rulers' Consolidated Union amalgamated with the London Consolidated Society of Journeymen Bookbinders and others to form the National Union of Bookbinders and Machine Rulers. The origins of this trade union date to 1835 when numerous bookbinder societies had merged to create the Bookbinders' Consolidated Relief Fund; an organisation established both to assist those craftsmen 'tramping' in seek of work and to promote the overall betterment of conditions for journeymen bookbinders. The union became by far the largest in the nation, with approximately 2900 members listed at the turn of the twentieth-century. . First edition. 8vo.

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        Neue Musik - Zeitung (Musikzeitung). Jahrgänge 25(1904) - 36(1915).

      Fol., Bände 1904-1909 in Halbleder der Zeit, Bände 1910-1915 ordentlich neu gebunden in Bibliotheksleinen, ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), die Halblederbände etwas beschabt, bei den Halblederbänden die Innendeckel im Bereich der Gelenke fleckig / stockfleckig, Papier qualitätsbedingt gebräunt, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, (früher mit dem Untertitel: Ilustriertes Familienblatt)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hagena & Schulte GbR]
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        Collection of USGS Survey Negatives

      Collection of 89 photograph negatives of surveys completed by Lewis Franklin Biggs of the United States Geological Survey taking place between 1904 and 1912. Included with this set are four pages of proof sheets, reproducing 26 of the 89 photo negatives. Most negatives measure 6" x 4" and are in very good condition. Fingerprinting and various levels of exposure were observed, and two of the negatives are damaged, one with chipping on one edge, the other with 1" piece missing from the center. The content of the negatives is fascinating with many images of western mountain ranges, boom towns, railroads, survey equipment and the survey crew. Lewis F. Biggs worked for the USGS performing topographical surveys in the Pacific Division, surveying areas in Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming (Annual Report of the Director of the USGS, 1909-1910). On these surveys he established permanent benchmarks and created maps, both of which were considered highly important for U. S. Military efforts. Although many images found in these negatives have unidentified locations or persons, some have been determined. Identified within this collection are locations such as Mount Shasta and the Trinity River (written in manuscript in margin of two negatives) , and a Pecos Valley & Northeastern Railroad car was observed. Negatives that were printed on proof sheets depict two boom towns located in the mountains, a large Joshua tree with what looks to be four of the survey crew, men skinny-dipping, horse and mules teams trekking across various landscapes, and two images of Native Americans. Most notable are the two negatives depicting Native Americans, one of a group in a canoe donning feather and fur headdresses and the other of a group in ceremonial clothing, performing a dance in the center of a busy clearing. The participants of the ceremony are holding poles capped by the head of deer with the skinned deer hide still attached to the head leading down the length of the pole. The consignee of this collection noted that this is the only known image of this ceremonial dance, but we have found other images found at the University of Southern California that have similar content. From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California: The White Deer Skin Dance "was a special ceremony of the Hoopa Indians. To obtain the skin of a white deer is to secure a mascot that will protect the owner for life. These skins are very scarce and were probably handed down for several generations. They must not be sold or traded. In the intervals between dances, the priest or old man relates to the people the stories of former days and the laws they should observer with care. The ceremony ends with a dance in which all the braves participate. The white deerskin dance is one of the peculiar survivals of the superstitious of the California Indian. To kill a deer is not such an exceptional occurrence, but to obtain the skin of a white deer is to obtain secure a mascot which will protect the owner and his friends from every trouble. Frequently, these skins are handed down as heirlooms from generation to generation, and it is asserted that a white deerskin in a canoe will save the occupants no matter how tremendous the storm that overtakes them." This record of USGS survey, California Native American culture, and western landscapes found in these negatives make the collection quite valuable. The original photographs created from these negatives were sold by the North American Auction Company in January 2017 in which two photo albums sold for $2,750. The captivating narrative surrounding these images and their immense historical value make this collection a rarity. .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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      London: Privately printed [by W. H. White & Co. of the Riverside Press, Edinburgh], 1904. No. 107 OF 250 COPIES. First published in "The Fortnightly Review" in 1891, this is a pirated edition of an essay DNB describes as "perhaps the most memorable and certainly the most aesthetic statement of anarchist theory in the English language." Socialism is not something one would immediately associate with a man generally seen as the embodiment of the Decadent movement, but Wilde was a sharp critic of capitalism and its inequalities. The pursuit of wealth and private property was, Wilde felt, destructive to the human soul. In his view, "Socialism, Communism, or whatever, one chooses to call it, by converting private property into public wealth, and substituting co-operation for competition, will restore society to its proper condition of a thoroughly healthy organism, and ensure the material well-being of each member of the community." This would free the individual to live and create without constantly worrying about money. Mason reports that the "Spectator" reacted with proper Victorian horror, seeing it as a call for an "anything goes" society where no laws would be allowed to restrict or restrain "individualism"; however, they patronizingly dismiss it as "being written merely to startle and excite talk." On the contrary, Wilde was quite sincere in his socialist beliefs, as revealed in his fairy stories, including "The Happy Prince.". 196 x 140 mm. (7 3/4 x 5 1/2"). 1 p.l., 87 pp. No. 107 OF 250 COPIES. Original brown paper wraps. In a cloth chemise and morocco-backed marbled slipcase. Inner cover of chemise with morocco bookplate of Cortlandt Bishop. Mason 620. One half-inch fore-edge tear (from rough opening; not touching text) otherwise A SPLENDID COPY, little changed from the day it left the press. First published in "The Fortnightly Review" in 1891, this is a pirated edition of an essay DNB describes as "perhaps the most memorable and certainly the most aesthetic statement of anarchist theory in the English language." Socialism is not something one would immediately associate with a man generally seen as the embodiment of the Decadent movement, but Wilde was a sharp critic of capitalism and its inequalities. The pursuit of wealth and private property was, Wilde felt, destructive to the human soul. In his view, "Socialism, Communism, or whatever, one chooses to call it, by converting private property into public wealth, and substituting co-operation for competition, will restore society to its proper condition of a thoroughly healthy organism, and ensure the material well-being of each member of the community." This would free the individual to live and create without constantly worrying about money. Mason reports that the "Spectator" reacted with proper Victorian horror, seeing it as a call for an "anything goes" society where no laws would be allowed to restrict or restrain "individualism"; however, they patronizingly dismiss it as "being written merely to startle and excite talk." On the contrary, Wilde was quite sincere in his socialist beliefs, as revealed in his fairy stories, including "The Happy Prince."

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Rose Acre Papers Very Scarce Early Edward Thomas Title

      The First UK Edition printed by The Lanthorn Press and published in London by S.C. Brown Langham & Co. Ltd. in 1904. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Light rubbing to the board corners and edges. Mild easing at the front hinge. Paper label to the spine is complete and mildly toned. Light toning and a few spots to the text block. Some offsetting to the end papers but the pages remain clean. Penned inscription to the front end paper: ' From M + L Quiller-Couch, with love and every good wish', with a pencilled date 'Xmas 1904'. Mabel and Lilian Quiller-Couch were the siblings of Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch who was a Cornish writer who published using the more famous pseudonym 'Q'. Although a prolific novelist, he is remembered mainly for the monumental publication 'The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250-1900' and for his literary criticism. Mabel and Lilian were both respected children's writers in their own rights. 'Rose Acre papers' is a collection of 4 essays. Not to be confused with the later revised edition published by Duckworth in 1910. A very early Edward Thomas title and extremely scarce with such attributes. I can see only one copy having been presented at auction in the last 10 years. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB]
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        Photograph album.

      Burma, ca. 1904. - Oblong folio (420 x 312 mm). Contemporary half leather album of 56 large format photographs, ca. 27 x 20 cm. A photograph album containing views of Burma, including images of the staff and works of the Burmah Oil Company, the majority uncaptioned, though several are captioned in the negative and a couple are identified by hand. The Burmah Oil Company was formed in Scotland in 1886 and by the early 20th century owned the largest oil fields in the British Empire, producing 90% of Burma's oil output. - The first eight images show group portraits of staff, the following 48 are topographical or portrait photographs, including views of oil fields, Rangoon, the countryside, an oil blaze and elephants at work. - Album slightly worn; 5 additional large format and 2 small photos (group portraits, a brass band, oil fields enveloped in smoke) loosely inserted. Overall in good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1904 - 1904 Original Hardback Wisden Very Good Condition Video

      1904. Hi, Here we have a rare 1904 Original Hardback Wisden, It is in Superb Condition and without restoration. Just the 9th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is very bright to front board with a tiny bit of fading to a couple of letters on the spine, there is a small mark to the top of the front board and some wear to the corner of the rear board with a couple of small marks, internally however it is amazing, very strong hinges and clean pages, excellent pastedowns (a tiny bit of wear on the very edge).

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        Wall Street Speculation

      1904. First Edition . KEYES, Franklin C. Wall Street Speculation. Its Tricks and Its Tragedies. A Lecture. Oneonta, New York: Columbia, 1904. Slim octavo, staple-bound as issued, original printed cream paper wrappers. $1800.First edition of this early cautionary work on speculation, warning against getting drawn in by the lure of gambling in the market.While many warned about speculation in the wake of the Wall Street Crash of 1929, few saw the dangers as early as Franklin Keyes in 1904. This slim work attempts to cast highlight both the practical and moral dangers of speculation. Keyes shows how the real-life transactions work in a unregulated, speculative market and how so many of them are little more than trickery, meant to defraud an honest, but uninformed, businessman. Keyes, a lawyer, was unable to stop his contemporaries from throwing their savings into the market, but many of his lessons about attempting to profit quickly at the edges of the market remain as pertinent as ever. Early title page owner signature. Front wrapper price of ""25 cents"" covered over in black, likely by original bookseller.Interior quite nice with slight staple rust as usual, only minor soiling and rubbing mainly to extremities of wrappers. An extremely good copy.

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        Group of Four Photographs Related to the Lynching of Paul Reed and Will Cato

      Statesboro, Georgia: T.M. Bennett, 1904. Very Good. Four gelatin silver cabinet cards. Images are approximately 4" x 5.75" mounted on 6" x 8" thick card mounts with printed captions and the 1904 copyright of T.M. Bennett. Overall foxing, with moderate light stains and wear confined mostly to the mounts. The cards are, as follows, with printed captions:1. "HODGES FAMILY, Murdered and burned by Paul Reed and Will Cato, July 28, 1904. Near Statesboro, Georgia." A sloppily collaged image of the Hodges family with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hodges, and three young children.2. "HODGES HOME, Near Statesboro, Ga., day after whole family of five was Murdered and Burned by Reed and Cato." Image of a partially burnt-out homestead.3. "PAUL REED and WILL CATO, who Murdered and Burned entire Hodges family of five, July 28, 1904, Near Statesboro, Georgia." Image of Reed and Cato, both dressed in tattered clothing, apparently unrestrained, standing and facing directly into the camera.4. "Will Cato and Paul Reed, Murderers of Hodges family Near Statesboro, Ga., at Stake just before they were Burned on Aug. 16, 1904." Exceptionally disturbing image of the still living men, Cato with a noose around his neck, and Reed with chains around his upper body, both bound to a tree, and both staring straight into the camera. The image has been blurred in the negative to obscure the faces of the white lynchers who surround them.There is no question that the Hodges family were brutally murdered, possibly by Reed and Cato, who were arrested on the following day (regardless of the possibility of them obtaining a fair trial). However, the backlash that resulted from the murders was swift and merciless across the area, with many unoffending blacks whipped and beaten, and in several cases shot and killed, on the slimmest of pretexts. A temporary calm descended on the area when Sheriff Kendrick took Reed and Cato to Savannah for trial. He was quoted as saying, "I hated to protect the negroes ... but I did my duty. I dread to face my friends back home in Statesboro." He needn't have worried as subsequent actions proved.Both men were quickly convicted and were awaiting sentencing by Judge Daly, when a mob of lynchers, led in part by Sheriff Kendrick, assaulted unarmed infantry and local militia who apparently made at least a brief show of protecting the prisoners. They failed. Reed and Cato were put in wagons and taken back towards Stateboro, accompanied by a mob estimated at 2,000 men, women, and children, and where they were allowed to pray and induced to give up the names of fictitious accomplices. According to one source, the hateful frenzy was abated only briefly "When the photographer asked for room to work, the crowd politely gave way." After the burning, young boys excavated the scene and recovered bone fragments as souvenirs which they offered to Judge Daly, who refused them .The fact that Bennett was a photographer who specialized in lynching photographs, selling photos for a dime each and post cards (such as these) for a quarter, would seem to indicate that they enjoyed some distribution. Nevertheless these seem rare: OCLC locates none of the images, and we could find a location for only one of them: the image of Cato and Reed in their tattered clothes (at the Georgia Archives). Two different books Lynching Reconsidered: New Perspectives in the Study of Mob Violence edited by William D. Carrigan; and Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940 by Amy Louise Wood, mentions that some elements of the images were used in newspapers and early books on the subject, but don't locate any other physical examples.Both chilling and sickening. Though not intended for that purpose, a necessary reminder of the lynching epidemic, the reaction to which was in many ways the spark that invigorated the modern Civil Rights movement.

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        Opera omnia. Gesammelte Arbeiten. 2 Bände.

      Braunschweig Vieweg 1904 - (24,5 x 17 cm). XLII, 840 S./ XIII, 893 S. Mit 1 Frontispiz, 1 Faksimile, 15 teils farbig lithographierten Tafeln und einigen Abbildungen im Text. Moderne Halbleinwandbände im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe der gesammelten, überwiegend deutschsprachigen Arbeiten des berühmten und vielseitigen polnischen Chemikers; posthum erschienen. - Der zu den Mitbegründern der physiologischen Chemie gehörende Nencki (1847-1901), Leiter des chemischen Labors am Kaiserlichen Institut für experimentelle Medizin in St. Petersburg, beschäftigte sich besonders mit Zersetzungsprozessen an organischen Stoffen, mit Blutfarbstoffen, der Harnstoffsynthese im tierischen Organismus, der künstlichen Herstellung von Indigo. Daneben entwickelt er die "Nencki-Reaktion", untersucht die Melanine, studiert die Cholera und die Wirkungsweise der Desinfektionsmittel. "Nencki's best-known investigations concerned hemoglobin. Using original methods he systematically studied for many years the degradation products of the blood pigment" (DSB). - Stempel auf Titeln. Ohne Schmutztitel von Band 2, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 7, 22

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        Jubilaeums-Gewerbe-Ausstellung Juli August Cassel 1905.

      Kassel Gebr Gotthelft 1904 - (64 x 86 cm). Farbig lithographiertes Plakat. Anlässlich des 50-jährigen Bestehens der Kasseler Gewerbehalle veranstaltete der Handels- und Gewerbeverein eine Jubiläumsausstellung in der Parkanlage Karlsaue. Das hübsche Plakat mit leichten Jugendstilanklängen zeigt im Hintergrund die Orangerie und im Vordergrund eine mit zwei Putten verzierte Brüstung. - Mit kleinen Randeinrissen auf Leinwand aufgezogen, sonst wohlerhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London and New York: M.Walter Dunne, 1904. Full leather. Fine. London and New York: M.Walter Dunne, 1904. Full leather. Twenty volumes. Octavo. The Works of Benjamin Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield. Embracing novels, romances, plays, poems, biography, short stories, and great speeches with a critical introduction by Edmund Gosse and a biographical preface by Robert Arnot. Each volume to frontispiece in two state with title tissue guard. Handsomely bound in full dark brown morocco (spine faded to a light brown) covers and spine with a very beautiful floral gilt decorations, gilt title, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, brown endpaper.

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        Old West Surrey Some Notes and Memories.

      London: Longman, Green & Co., 1904 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, decorative title block to spine and front board, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Some mild spotting to half-title, an excellent copy in a fine binding. 330 illustrations from photographs taken by the author. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L' Asia sconosciuta. Viaggio di esplorazione nei deserti dell' Asia Centrale e nel Tibet. Riduzione italiana dall' originale svedese a cura di Helga Vinciguerra - Bödtker

      Ulrico Hoepli (Tip. di Salvatore Landi), 1904. 2 voll. in-8° (242x158mm), pp. XIII, 749 [il legatore del tempo ha diviso un unico volume in due tomi; il secondo inizia dalla p. 423], legatura posteriore m. pelle verde con titolo in oro su dorso a nervetti. 159 tavv. f.t. in b.n. e a colori, 184 illustrazioni n.t. da fotografie e disegni originali di Hedin e 2 carte geografiche ripiegate in fine (una con tracce marginali di scotch). Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione italiana di una delle maggiori opere del grande esploratore svedese, straordinario resoconto del suo viaggio in Asia Centrale e Tibet fra il 1899 e il 1902. Nella presente edizione italiana è compendiato in un unico volume il contenuto dei due in cui apparve l'originale svedese, Asien - Tusen mil på okända vägar (Stoccolma, 1903). Hess, p. 21. Perret, 2192: "Ouvrage important sur le Tibet". Italiano

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        Manuscrit du poème d'Henri de Régnier, La Tasse, extrait des Esquisses vénitiennes.

      - 1 manuscrit autographe signé 3 pp. ½ In-4 04/12/1904 bon Manuscrit du poème en prose, "La Tasse", publié (avec quelques variantes, et dédié à Henri Gonse) dans les "Esquisse vénitiennes", en 1906. "C'est une tasse ronde [à boire, dans le texte imprimé], en bois laqué. J'aime beaucoup la faire tourner entre mes doigts, à la hauteur de mes yeux, parce que, sur son vernis noir, se détachent, en un vieil or terni, des feuillages délicats et des figurines costumées [.]". Poète et romancier, membre de l'Académie Française. Ami de Pierre Louÿs et de José Maria de Heredia dont il épouse l'une des filles. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland

      Eight volume set (including the Index volume). Frontispieces, colour printed titles and 412 plates all present as published. Large 4to. Hardbacks. Contemporary binding ‘for Bernard Quaritch'. Bound in green half morocco leather over cloth boards, with spines lettered and decorated in gilt, all in excellent, near fine condition. Spines gently, evenly faded as is common with this leather. TEG. Marbled end-papers. Contents in fine condition. With the bookplate of Sir George Taylor (1904-1993) to the front paste down of each volume. A superb set. A magnificent work. Just 500 sets published.

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        Indu Satsuei cho Photo album of India

      First edition. Double-page calligraphic frontispiece by Otani, colour lithograph map, 48 photographic plates, each with a caption and descriptive text on preceding page. Oblong 4to. Original half calf with gilt crest of the Hongan-ji Temple in Kyoto, very good condition. Tokyo, [Privately Printed] Ogawa, Meiji 37 [i.e. 

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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. With the glassine jacket. Housed in a custom brown cloth folding case. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Very minor rubbing to extremities, top edge a little browned, a very good, unusually bright copy in the glassine jacket with loss to head of spine, skilfully repaired, and a couple of small nicks to edges. First edition, first impression, with the following issue points: "muffatees" (as opposed to "muffetees" in second issue onward), "we" in Roman type (as opposed to italics in second issue onward) on page 15. The first impression was issued in grey or tan paper boards, with no priority between them.

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        Photo Album of Iceland, 1904

      Iceland, 1904. Near Fine. Small oblong octavo. Buff cloth covered boards with "Kodak" stamped in black on front board, with "Kodak Ltd., London." stamped inside front board. A little foxing on boards and endpapers, near fine with near fine images. Contains 18 well-captioned glossy gelatin silver images. Each image is approximately 6" x 3.75" and is slid into a double sided card mount, with captions written on the mounts. Inscribed inside front board: "Miss L. Darnbrough with Pike Ward's Compliments Dec. 1904." Images include fjords, school children at recess on toboggans, the schooner "Rosie" of Plymouth sailing up a fjord (caption reads in part: "this schooner is provided by the company to take me about"), waterfall, coastline, a "Wire Rope Ferry" across a fjord, a country church with a Pastor and a doctor posed, shark fishermen with a shark, the cottage of the fishermen, Seal Island, a snowbound farm, and various other very well-composed scenes. Pike Ward was a Devon fisherman and fish and cargo broker, who came to Iceland when supplies of fish in Newfoundland were compromised. He became a legend in the Iceland fishery, and the company bearing his name still exists. In 1924 the King of Denmark conferred on him the Order of the Knight of the Cross of the Icelandic Falcon. Excellent quality images of Iceland.

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        The History of Portrait Miniatures, 1531-1860 Volumes I and II

      George Bell and Sons, London 1904 - Hardcover. Condition near fine. Two volumes in white cloth with exquisite gilt decorations to the front boards and titles. Top edges of the the two volumes are gilted. The volumes are illustrated with 107 plates with lettered tissue guards, most with multiples images. Each contains an average of 8 to 10 portrait miniatures. There is an Index of Artists whose works are depicted. The two volumes in-folio (40 x 30 cm). Edition consists of 520 copies of which 510 were for sale. It will not be reprinted. The bindings are tight and firm and there are no bumpings or other blemishes to the corners except for a minor dent to the right hand top corner of Volume II. There are age-accumulated minor surface dust marks on the boards, as is to be expected in a publication produced over a century ago and a few handling marks. The front and back pastedowns and front and back endpapers in Volume I show signs of age-toning. There are no such blemishes in Volume II. The text blocks show no blemishes except early signs of age-toning. There are no tears, losses or creases on the pages in either Volume. There are no inscriptions or annotations. They are not ex-library copies and do not carry the names of their former owners or their bookplates. These two Volumes contain a history of portrait miniatures from the period 1531 - 1860. Williamson compiled a comprehensive account of the art of miniature portrait painting as exhibited in the great collections of England and the Continent. The illustrations taken from collections in all parts of the world represent almost every important miniature painter by some characteristic example of his work. Each miniature was specially photographed by this publication and reproduced in its actual size. The two Volumes are in near fine condition and are a remarkable testament to the care and attention their previous owners have given to their preservation. Scholarly exposition of a fascinating branch of art history. Locus classicus on the subject. This two-volume set is worthy of its place on the shelves of an educational institution, museum, gallery or of a dedicated collector of antiquarian books. Weighing over 7 kilos, extra shipping charges will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mir Iskusstva. 12 parts in 11 issues (1-8, 8/9, 10-12) for 1904

      S.-Peterburg, 1904. Paperback. Very Good. Numerous illustrations, Original wrappers. 33cm. Mostly moderate edge and other cover wear; outer layer of backstrips partially gone. Contents have minor staining on a few leaves but otherwise seem sound and clean. Russian text; list of contents at the beginning of each issue is in Russian and French as are some captions.

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        Pinocchio: The Adventures of A Marionette

      Ginn & Company (Le Roy Phillips), Boston 1904 - Early reprint edition of this illustrated classic children's book. Two pages have a piece torn away from the bottom edge, not affecting any text or illustrations. Otherwise a tight clean copy in illustrated boards. Prior ownership name to front endpaper. This copy enhanced by having its original unclipped decorated dustwrapper. Wrapper has chipping to spine ends, but in otherwise superlative condition. Quite scarce thus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. With the glassine jacket. Housed in a custom brown cloth folding case. Very minor rubbing to extremities, top edge a little browned, a very good, unusually bright copy in the glassine jacket with loss to head of spine, skilfully repaired, and a couple of small nicks to edges. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. First edition, first impression, with the following issue points: "muffatees" (as opposed to "muffetees" in second issue onward), "we" in Roman type (as opposed to italics in second issue onward) on page 15. The first impression was issued in grey or tan paper boards, with no priority between them. Linder, p. 424; Quinby 6. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Annotated album of Photographs of Buildings of Fair [-Vanderbilt] Heirs in San Francisco

      Important Pre-Earthquake San Francisco Album: Vanderbilt Real Estate Holdings. The Vanderbilt real estate portfolio in pre-earthquake San Francisco. This album documents approximately forty downtown San Francisco real estate holdings of the heirs of real estate, silver, and railroad magnate James Graham Fair. This album belonged to Fair's daughter Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt, first wife of William K. Vanderbilt II. Most of the 41 original photographs are mounted with colored street maps locating the properties. The tipped-in typed index of the buildings is heavily annotated with sale prices, some with dates showing that Mrs. Vanderbilt sold in 1904-05, just before the earthquake of 1906. The properties are mainly on San Francisco's major downtown streets including Market, Mission, Pacific, Post, Sutter, and Kearny. The prices recorded for these properties range between $50,000 to $350,000, with total sales listed at nearly $3,000,000. This album provides a stunning visual record of San Francisco just before the earthquake and fires destroyed eighty percent of the city. The properties range from single-story wooden commercial structures to massive stone buildings occupying entire city blocks. Buildings include hotels, saloons, residences, burlesque halls, a shooting gallery, cigar shops, groceries, and a billiard factory, often with poster-covered and paint-decorated facades. The scenes are typically filled with business signs, pedestrians, carriages, and wagons. Original photographs depicting San Francisco just before the 1906 earthquake are rare in the market. This album provides an irreplaceable visual record of the city. Although presumably copies were made for the several Fair heirs, we can trace no other examples, apart from an unannotated duplicate also owned by Mrs. Vanderbilt. Searches of WorldCat and Google turn up no other examples of Buildings of Fair Heirs in San Francisco, the title given on the binding. Provenance: Virginia "Birdie" Fair Vanderbilt (1875-1935). The properties documented in the album were presumably originally purchased by James Graham Fair (1831-1894). Fair made his first fortune in the Comstock Lode and then became a major figure in California real estate and railroads. His daughter Virginia Graham Fair married William K. Vanderbilt II in 1899, and this album remained in the family for more than a century. Laid in are two letters from San Francisco real estate agent Thomas Magee to Mrs. Vanderbilt concerning the sales of various properties. 41 gelatin silver prints (6 1⁄4 x 8 3/8 in., with two panoramic views, 3 3⁄4 x 15 in.), mounted on card with maps and price annotations. Contemporary oblong album (13 3/4 x 16 in.) of soft black leather, gilt-lettered Buildings of Fair Heirs in San Francisco. Binding worn with covers nearly detached, interior with some stains, offsetting, and soiling, the photographs and maps generally in good condition.

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        In den Jagdgründen Deutsch-Ostafrikas. Erinnerungen aus meinem Tagebuch mit einem kurzen Vorwort über das Ostafrikanische Schutzgebiet. Mit 23 Lichtdruckbildern auf 16 Tafeln zum größten Teil nach Originalaufnahmen des Verfassers.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1904. XI + 154 S. OLwd. Mit Frontispiz und faksimilierter Signatur sowie 15 Tafeln mit photographischen Abbildungen. - Besitzsign. a. T., St. a. V., Gbrsp., tlw. etw. stockfleckig, Tafeln etw. feuchtigkeitsranddig, S. 144f. m. Fleck sowie einem geschlossen Einriss (kein Textverlust obwohl Druckbild verschoben in diesem Bereich). Gutes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Jagd; Reise

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        The Golden Bowl

      Two volumes. Original tan-rose cloth. Top edge gilt. Portion of original glassine preserved, with some offsetting. A very handsome copy. Half morocco case. FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY inscribed "For Grace Edith Barnes, Henry James New York January 1st, 1905." The recipient, Grace Edith Barnes, was the business manager, assistant, and finally executrix of American artist John La Farge. James was a close friend of the artist, who exposed the author to French novels and painted his portrait. When La Farge died in 1910, James wrote, "I think of him as one of the very small number of truly extraordinary men whom I've known." Only 2000 copies were printed; there was no prior serial publication. In 1904 James called this "the best book I have ever done." "The Golden Bowl on every page shows clarity of intention and consummation. The prose is dense, yet fluid, and the surfeit of architectural and museum-world imagery, the gathering of social and artistic materials to suggest the fabric of civilization, combined the art of realism James had learned long ago from Balzac with the old art of the fable" (Edel). The Golden Bowl is a novel of the daughter of an American millionaire who marries an impoverished European prince. Her friend has an affair with the prince and then marries her father, the millionaire. The relationships are sabotaged by money, greed, and jealousy. The Golden Bowl is generally considered to be James's most difficult and most ambitious work. "[It] is a work unique among all his novels: it is James's only novel in which things come out right for his characters . . . . He had finally resolved the questions, curious and passionate, hat had kept him at his desk in his inquiries into the process of living. He could now make his peace with America--and he could now collect and unify the work of a lifetime" (Edel). This is an excellent presentation copy of one of James's greatest books.

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        The Women's Co-operative Guild 1883 - 1904

      Women's Co-operative Guild, Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland 1904 - This card covered book contains a very scarce book plate of Andy Durr - former Labour Mayor of Brighton. The author was an early significant player for women's rights. There is some general edge to the covers which are blue with silver lettering and motif. Internally there is a previous owner inscription on the FEP and there is browning and foxing to the block but consistent with age and a nice tight copy. A nice collectable item. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Phoenix and the Carpet.

      London: George Newnes, n.d. [1904].. [Adventure story]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.[xii]; 236. Publisher's blue pictorial cloth, stamped in colours, top edge gilt. Illustrations throughout including frontispiece in colour. Slight foxing, neat, discreet ownership to flyleaf, binding very lightly handled. A particularly fresh example of this title, often found well-loved and well-read. Near fine. A classic fantasy novel involving five children, a phoenix and a magic carpet that grants three wishes a day!

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        Le Beffroi. Cinquième année. Année 1904 complète

      Le beffroi 1904 - - Le beffroi, Lille 1904, 13,5x22cm, relié. - Edition originale. Cinquième année complète. Reliure en pleine percaline vert olive, dos lisse légèrement bruni orné de filets à froid, titre et date dorés, coins très légèrement émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Revue ornée d'illustrations en noir et blanc, en vignettes et culs-de-lampe. Principaux collaborateurs: 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, entres autres. Le dernier numéro, le 50, est consacré à un questionnaire contenant les 102 réponses de poètes et d'écrivains aux questions suivantes: Si pour compléter l'académie des Goncourt et sur son modèle, un homme bien renté instituait une académie indépendante de poètes: 1-Quels seraient, selon vous, les dix nouveaux immortels à élire? (Les femmes sont admises et aussi les poètes français de Belgique.) 2-A quel volume de vers paru cette année décerneriez-vous le prix? Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition. Fifth complete year. Binding full olive green olive, smooth back slightly browned adorned with cold fillets, title and date gilded, corners very slightly blunted, Contemporary binding. Magazine with black and white illustrations, vignettes and culs-de-lampe. Main collaborators: Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, Renee Vivien, Léon Bocquet, Paul Fort, René Ghil, Gustave Kahn, Albert Mockel, Charles Morice, Leon de Rosny, Albert Samain, Emile Verhaeren, Louis Pergaud, among others. The last issue, the 50, is devoted to a questionnaire containing the 102 responses of poets and writers to the following questions: If to complete the academy of Goncourt and his model, a well-traveled man instituted an independent academy of poets: 1-What would you say are the ten new immortals to be elected? (Women are admitted and also the French poets of Belgium.) 2-How much volume of verse this year would you award? Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mittheilungen aus der gynaekologischen Klinik des Prof. Dr. Otto Engström in Helsingfors, I-VI. [SIX VOLUMES].

      Berlin, Karger, 1897-1904. - Six volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. xii, 406; 289; 308; 288; 366; 338. Plus lithograph plates, partly in colour, and text figures to some volumes. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary pebbled half cloth and marbled boards, spines gilt, extremities trifle rubbed, old institutional stamp to verso of each title-page. In a very good condition. Overall an excellent set. ~ First edition. Very rare complete run. Comprises of 49 parts with contributions by various authors. Otto Ingemar Engström (1853-1919). Apparently only a single complete institutional holding worldwide, that in University of Base. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA MER [Signed]

      Paris: A. Durand & Fils, 1904. First Edition. Octavo; VG-; Later brown cloth boards with original wraps laid down; Miniature full score (published same time as full score); INSCRIBED by Debussy on title page: "a Mr. C.G. Garofalo, / Souvenir de Rome / 22 Fev. 1914 / Claude Debussy." Score is also signed by the previous owner, Carlo Giorgio Garofalo, the composer and organist. Some wear to the edges, corners slightly frayed; Pages are age-toned, and have some light pencil notations; Some spotting to end papers; otherwise an excellent copy; Shelved case 3. Dupont.

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      John Murray, London 1904 - Bookplate of the Fraser Institute. two front covers and one rear a bit worn. Small tear to 10 pages for one year. some staines on some top edges. Nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livresse]
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        Der Divan Sultan Mehmeds des Zweiten, des Eroberers von Konstantinopel, zum ersten Male nach der Upsalaer Handschrift herausgegeben.

      Berlin, Mayer & Müller, 1904.. Royal octavo. Pp. 18, 33. Plus a title-page in Arabic script. Includes an extended Glossary and 18 pages of ottoman Arabic script. Hardcover, bound in black full cloth, spine gilt; signature to title-page, private stamp to first free endpaper and to fore-edge of bookblock. In fine condition. Excellent copy. ~ First edition. Extremely rare first translation of the Divan of Mehmed II, The Conqueror, "The Lord of the Two Lands and the Two Seas". A great military man and ruler, he was a broad minded man. During his reign, mathematics, astronomy, and Muslim theology reached their highest level among the Ottomans. He also was a dedicated poet who left a divan, translated for the first from the manuscript by Georg Jacob (1862-1937).

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Presidential Problems

      New York: The Century, 1904. First. hardcover. very good(+). Inscribed book by the American President. 281 pages, 8vo, burgundy ribbed cloth with gilt stamped spine, top edge gilt (slight rubbing to edges of binding and very subtle dampstaining confined generally to back cover, half-inch closed tear to margin of signed page). New York: The Century Co., 1904. First edition, first printing. A very good(+) copy. Inscribed book by the American President. 281 pages, 8vo, burgundy ribbed cloth with gilt stamped spine, top edge gilt (slight rubbing to edges of binding and very subtle dampstaining confined generally to back cover, half-inch closed tear to margin of signed page). New York: The Century Co., 1904. First edition, first printing. A very good(+) copy. Inscribed and signed in full on the half-title page "A record of some public possibilities Grover Cleveland" and dated January 19 1908.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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