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        Wiener Werkstatte photo album

      (Vienna 1903 - 9 7/8 by 8 1/4 inches. (11)ff. Contains nine early hand-tinted photographs, matted in brown cardboard and bound in. The front endpaper is inscribed "Karniow / August - September 1903." The photographs show a family on vacation by a lake, horseback riding, and in elaborate local costume. One of the figures bears a resemblance to Paul Kraus, an early Wiener Werkstatte member. Bound in Wiener Werkstatte block-printed fabric in gray, black, white, and blue. This is certainly among the earliest book bindings by the WW, and probably the first album bound in their workshop. Fragile cloth on spine expertly and invisibly strengthened. Spine toned, else a fine example of a unique item and a rare survival. Protected in a modern clamshell box. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IDEAS OF GOOD AND EVIL

      A.H. Bullen, London 1903 - Green cloth and boards, paper spine label, edges rough-trimmed. Edges and end leaves foxed, lower corner bumped, a couple of scratches to label, else very good. First edition, British issue. One of 970 copies, from a total edition of 1490 copies that also included 520 copies with the U.S. imprint. With Lady Gregory's bookplate. Inscribed in the month of publication: "Lady Gregory from her friend WB Yeats May 9, 1903." A collection of Yeats's essays on art and literature (including those on William Blake) collected from their previous appearances in periodicals, 1895 - 1902. Lady Gregory recorded the circumstances of her first meeting with Yeats, and the birth of a friendship central to modern Irish literary history in 'Our Irish Theatre': "On one of those days at Duras in 1898, Mr. Edward Martyn, my neighbour, came to see the Count (de Basterot), bringing with him Mr.Yeats, whom I did not then know very well, though I cared for his work very much and had already, through his directions, been gathering folk- lore. They had lunch with us, but it was a wet day, and we could not go out. After a while I thought the Count wanted to talk to Mr. Martyn alone; so I took Mr. Yeats to the office where the steward used to come to talk, less about business I think than of the Land War or the state of the country, or the last year's deaths and marriages from Kinvara to the headland of Aughanish. We sat there through that wet afternoon, and though I had never been at all interested in theatres, our talk turned on plays. Mr. Martyn had written two, The Heather Field and Maeve. They had been offered to London managers, and now he thought of trying to have them produced in Germany where there seemed to be more room for new drama than in England. I said it was a pity we had no Irish theatre where such plays could be given. Mr. Yeats said that had always been a dream of his, but he had of late thought it an impossible one, for it could not at first pay its way, and there was no money to be found for such a thing in Ireland. We went on talking about it, and things seemed to grow possible as we talked, and before the end of the afternoon we had made our plan. We said we would collect money, or rather ask to have a certain sum of money guaranteed. We would then take a Dublin theatre and give a performance of Mr. Martyn's Heather Field and one of Mr. Yeats's own plays, 'The Countess Cathleen'. I offered the first guarantee of £25." WADE 46.

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        Indhold: C. Nyrop. Haandværksskik i Danmark. Nogle Aktstykker samt nogle Oplysninger om Handwärksgebrauch und Gewohnheit som et Forsøg udgivne.

      Kjøbenhavn, Det Nordiske Forlag, 1903. 4to. (25,5 x 19 cm.). Pragtfuldt, yderst velbevaret helbind i brun oaseged med tre rammer på permerne, vekslende med forgyldt streg-og stempelbordure, blindtrykt bordure og en gentagelse af yderste rammes forgyldning, her med store hjørnestempler af forgyldte klokkeblomster. mellem de to inderste rammer en slynget dekoration af blindtrykte punkter. På ryggen 5 ophøjede bind, forgyldte titel-og forfatterfelter. De fire andre rygfelter med rig forgyldning og buer af blindtrykte punkter. Brede indvendige forgyldt bordurer. Permernes kanter med punktforgyldning. Fladstrøgne, forgyldte kapitæler. Håndsyede kapitælbånd. Helt guldsnit. Signeret Anker Kyster på bagpermens inderside. ¶ Bogens oplag var 250 eksemplarer.

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        A complete set of the Dun Emer Press books.

      Dundrum, Dublin: Dun Emer Press, 1903–7 - 11 works, octavo. Original linen-backed grey or pale blue paper boards, except for In the Seven Woods which is in the original off-white linen. Housed together in a custom made grey-green cloth slipcase. Spine labels chipped, endpapers browned (as usual), light brown mottling to covers of In the Seven Woods. All colophons and some letterpress printed in red. An attractive complete set of the books issued by the Dun Emer Press, the private press established by Yeats's sisters that played a central part in the Celtic Revival. The poet acted as literary editor and subsidised its productions; a number of the publications are Yeats first editions. "In 1902, when [Lily] Yeats and her sister, Elizabeth, were invited by Evelyn Gleeson (1855–1944), Gaelic leaguer and suffragist, to help set up a craft enterprise along the lines of Morris's utopian socialist ideals, they moved back to Dublin with their father. They took a cottage, Gurteen Dhas ('pretty little meadow'), in Churchtown, Dundrum, near the house, Dun Emer, in which Gleeson set up a printing press, carpet and needlework rooms, and other artistic ventures" (ODNB). Elizabeth Yeats took a short printing course and oversaw productions. "The Dun Emer Press was set up using a second-hand Albion handpress that it had acquired through advertising in local newspapers, and paper that had been manufactured at the County Dublin Saggart Mills. [the Press] showed how a specialist press, driven by a combination of the Gaelic League and the Arts and Crafts Movement, could work against the grain of imperial drives and directives, and produce small print runs of ideologically and aesthetically determined rather than economically driven texts. Ironically, in retracing the glories of the eighteenth century in its attention to detail and craft perfection, the press also provided imagery and an aesthetics that would be later grafted onto the new Irish republic and mass-produced in the twentieth century for the Irish diaspora around the world" (Frank Ferguson in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English 1800-1891, pp. 24-26). List of titles: YEATS, W. B. In the Seven Woods, 1903. 325 copies. First and limited edition. Wade 49. "A.E." [pseudonym of George William RUSSELL.] The Nuts of Knowledge, 1903. 200 copies. First and limited edition. HYDE, Douglas (trans.) The Love Songs of Connacht. Preface by W. B. Yeats, 1904. 300 copies. First and limited edition. Wade 260. JOHNSON, Lionel. Twenty-One Poems. Selected by W. B. Yeats, 1905. 220 copies. First and limited edition. Wade 231. YEATS, W. B. Stories of Red Hanraha, 1905. 500 copies. First and limited edition. Wade 59. EGLINTON, John. Some Essays and Passages. Selected by W. B. Yeats, 1905. 200 copies. First and limited edition. Wade 232. ALLINGHAM, William. Sixteen Poems. Selected by W. B. Yeats, 1905. 200 copies. First and limited edition. Wade 234. GREGORY, Lady. A Book of Saints and Wonders, 1906. 200 copies. First and limited edition. "A.E." [pseudonym of George William RUSSELL.] By Still Waters: Lyrical Poems Old and New, 1906. 200 copies. First and limited edition. TYNAN, Katherine. Twenty One Poems. Selected by W. B. Yeats, 1907. 200 copies. First and limited edition. Wade 238. YEATS, W. B. Discoveries: a Volume of Essays, 1907. 200 copies. First and limited edition. Wade 72. Wade Appendix 1. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        William Henry Schuetze.

      [Chicago]: Printed for Private Circulation [Lakeside Press], 1903. First edition. One of 180 copies only. The only edition of this account of a trek across Siberia in 1882 to retrieve the bodies of De Long and his party from the tragic "Jeanette" expedition. (They carried the bodies to New York City for burial.) Later, Schuetze traveled from St. Petersburg, across Siberia, to the Lena Delta to distribute rewards from the U.S. Government to those who had helped the survivors. . 25 cm; 165 pages. Laid paper. Photogravure frontispiece portrait, 7 photogravure plates, 1 half-tone photographic illustration, and 3 maps. Bound in original blue cloth decorated in gilt. Minor marks on boards, else fine.

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        Progressive Men of the State of Wyoming

      A.W. Bowen & Company, Chicago Ill 1903 - 4to, 965 pp. Five raised bands. Bound in embossed leather with gilt lettering on spine. Green and gold decorated end papers.All edges gilt. Weight 7 pounds. Condition: 2" by 3/4" chip at head of spine. Vertical cracks beginning along spine. Binding is square and firm. Interior clean of any marks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        M. Hartley Co., Successors to Hartley & Graham, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods and B.G.I. Golf and Tennis Goods 1903 Catalogue, Catalog

      New York: Hartley & Co., 1903. 168 pages. Very good condition. Rare & unique catalogue.. Price list for dealers only, plus full line catalog. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition. Limp Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Manuscript.

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        IN THE SEVEN WOODS: BEING POEMS CHIEFLY OF THE IRISH HEROIC AGE

      The Dun Emer Press, Dundrum 1903 - Linen over boards, paper label on upper cover. Cloth a bit foxed, some cloth bubbling on upper board, some tanning and modest soiling, otherwise very good. First edition. One of 325 copies printed. Inscribed in the month of publication: "Miss Horniman from her friend the writer, August 22nd 1903." Although Wade notes copies were finished in mid-July, formal publication occurred in August, and Yeats later commented to John Quinn that this was "the first book of mine that it is a pleasure to look at - a pleasure whether open or shut." Horniman, the daughter of a wealthy tea merchant, joined the Order of the Golden Dawn in January 1890, the context in which she first met Yeats. Horniman resigned from the Order in February of 1903, and began to devote her time and energy to the Irish Theatre. She designed and made the costumes for the first production of THE KING'S THRESHOLD, and Yeats's presentation on the aims of the Irish National Dramatic Society that accompanied the first performances of the play in early October 1903 solidified her decision to act as a significant financial backer of the Society. She also served, for a time, as Yeats's amanuensis. For a substantial account of her connection with him, see pp. 709-713 of LETTERS III. WADE 49. MILLER 1.

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        The Island of Formosa, Past and Present. History, people, resources, and commercial prospects. Tea, camphor, sugar, gold, coal, sulphur, economical plants, and other productions.

      London and New York; Yokohama: MacMillan; Kelly & Walsh, 1903. iii p., 1 l., 646 xxviii, 46 p., leather boards with incuse design in gold and red, frontispiece and map inside back cover are not present; the other color plates and all b&w plates still present. Interior library stamp of the China Weekly Review, the Shanghai-based periodical edited by J.W. Powell and his son Bill Powell, with a personal bookplate of the latter. Formidable work on Taiwan in the Japanese colonial period, with an overview of history from the seventeenth century, development of industry, and much material on indigenous peoples.Bill Powell was later tried for sedition upon his return to the US for publishing allegations of US germ warfare during the Korean War. Professional conservation, beautifully done, includes replacement of the acidic endpapers with non-acidic paper; the spine has been rebuilt at both ends, leather conditioned, and corners mended.

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        Winter

      R.H. Russell, New York, 1903. Very good, slight rubbing to covers, corners bent, small tears to several leaves . First Edition 14 x10 inches, 50 pages, boards with cloth spine, paste-down illustration on front cover.

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        TALES OF ST. AUSTIN'S

      A & C Black 1903 - First edition, first state of title page. Original red pictorial cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A very good copy indeed, bright and crisp with a little fading to the spine and wanting the front endpaper. Twelve black and white plates. The author's third published novel. McIlvaine A3a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flora and Sylva

      London., 1903. 1st. Ed.. Three volumes bound in original blue cloth with 66 fine chromolithograph plates. Small folio. Some scattered foxing and a little wear to spine ends. A vg. set.

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        THE CALL OF THE WILD

      1903. Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. Decorated by Chas. Edw. Hooper. Toronto: George N. Morang & Company, 1903. Original blue-green cloth pictorially decorated in white, black and light blue. First Canadian Edition of one of Jack London's best-known books. Buck, part St. Bernard and part Scotch shepherd, is reared in luxury on a California estate, is stolen, beaten and shipped to the Klondike to become a sled dog, and (after the death of his master) heeds the call of the wild and abandons human civilization to lead a wolf pack. As S&M points out, this Canadian edition collates the same as Macmillan's U.S. edition, except for both sides of the title leaf and the lack of an ad leaf at the rear; the binding design is also the same, but with a different color cloth and slightly different color design.~This is a bright, near-fine copy (very minor rubbing at some edges) -- of an edition that is considerably scarcer than Macmillan's. Sisson & Martens pp 119-120; Blanck 11876.

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        bourse de voyage

      Illustrated first edition, which is known only to a small number of copies according to Jauzac. 74 illustration by Benett, including 13 photographs, and 12 polychrome insets and a map of the West Indies.Publisher cartonnage said "Au globe doré" type 3, the most advanced type of this cartonnage, with the top plate signed Blancheland, all connected by Engel. second board of type h, with intertwined letters on black background.Beautiful first plate with gleaming golds with discrete soiling in the cartridge and in the sky. Some minor discolourations in the outer border in red. A corner a little rubbed. Insolated back, the golds still very present. Headdresses barely rubbed. Dirt in the sticker at the lighthouse. second board well, with some stains. Rare pale foxing scattered on a paper become tinted. Nice copy overall. Hetzel Paris 1903 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) 441pp. relié

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        The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin

      New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903 - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Sexto-Decimo (14 x 11cm), pp.86. Illustrated with 27 coloured plates. Publisher's blue paper-covered boards with illustration laid-down to upper. Endpapers conform to Quinby plate II, with the illustration of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle showing the soles of her shoes (employed 1904-6), the earliest address appearing on title page '36E 22nd St' (employed 1902-1910), the copyright date as 1903 (later changed to 1905) and the earliest imprint 'Schlueter' at rear. Light wear only; a near fine copy of a fragile item. Quinby notes three versions of the American editions but no copy with this particular combination of factors (the copyright date, endpaper design and imprint). Uncommon. Quinby 5. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ashendene Press] TREATYSE OF FYSSHYNGE WYTH AN ANGLE

      Ashendene Press, Chelsea 1903 - pp. 48. Half-sheet octavo. Printed in black Subiaco type with a single red initial on the opening page. One full page woodcut and several in-text woodcuts scattered throughout, all taken from the Wynkyn de Worde edition of 1496. Internally, this is a nearly fine copy. Bound as issued in limp vellum with typical toning; spine stamped in gold; all housed in recent custom-made clamshell. Inscribed and initialed by Sydney Cockerell, noted bibliophile and secretary of the Kelmscott Press. Cockerell was instrumental in Hornby's decision to have the Subiaco typeface made for the Ashendene Press, the first of two proprietary typefaces that Hornby had designed for the Press. Cockerell inscribes this to "Katie." It is quite likely that this is the bookbinder, Katharine Adams. She and Cockerell travelled in the same circles (she was friends with William Morris's daughters from childhood) and became and remained very close friends throughout their lives. She studied bookbinding with Sarah Prideaux and T. J. Cobden-Sanderson and quickly made her mark in the field. Among the most accomplished designers and bookbinders, she did commission binding not only for Cockerell, Hornby, and Emory Walker, but many others including Queen Mary and George V. A wonderful association copy. Hornby XVI; Ransom 17; Meynell, "Best of Friends: Further Letters to SCC"; DAB, "Adams"; DAB "Cockerell." Limited Edition, one of 150 copies on paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Light Invisible.

      London Isbister & Company Limited 1903 - First edition, 8vo., title printed in red & black with woodcut device, 10pp. advertisements, foxing to terminal ff., publisher's decorative cloth, blocked and lettered in white to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, an attractive copy. The author's first book. Fifteen weird tales, including the ghost story "The Traveller." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lost Weekend Author Charles Jackson Writes To Fellow Members Of Alcoholics Anonymous, Thanks Them For Praising His Book – â€

      CHARLES R. JACKSON (1903-1968). Jackson was an American author best known for The Lost Weekend, his 1944 novel about a writer’s alcoholic binge. The work was based on his own experiences, as Jackson suffered with addiction throughout his adult life.ALS. 2pgs. December 24, 1944. Six Chimney Farm (Orford, New Hampshire). An autograph letter signed â€

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        The City of Dreadful Night.

      Portland: Thomas B. Mosher,, 1903. Small octavo. Original japon wrappers. Partly unopened. Minor smudging to Eliot's inscription. Slight browning to spine but an excellent copy. First Mosher edition, an outstanding association copy presented by T. S. Eliot to his sister, of this handsome edition of Thomson's City of Dreadful Night, which provided a model for The Waste Land. This copy contains the gift inscription from Eliot on his calling card, mounted to the front free endpaper, "I don't know whether you will like these poems, but I admire some of them very much. A small addition to the library." Above the mounted card, is his sister's inscription of receipt: "To Charlotte Eliot Smith, from her brother T.S.E." Smith (1874-1926) was Eliot's older sister, with whom - along with other members of his family - Eliot shared his literary enthusiasms. Eliot acknowledged Thomson as a poet "whose work impressed me deeply in my formative years between the ages of sixteen and twenty," and indeed much has been written about Thomson's influence on Eliot, and in particular the connections between the The City of Dreadful Night, a nightmare poem in which the speaker wanders through a bleak London cityscape, and The Waste Land. "When Eliot comes to write of London in the poem he goes to the very cantos of the Inferno which Thomson had used fifty years before in his own vision of that city … Thomson also provided examples of the squalid urban settings which Eliot was to use in The Waste Land and showed how apparently unpoetic urban sights could be made to communicate powerfully a sense of horror … Nor did Eliot's reading of Thomson affect only The Waste Land. Prufrock is very much … an ironic view of the type of figure found in Insomnia, a Thomson poem written less than thirty years earlier" (Robert Crawford, "James Thomson and T. S. Eliot," Victorian Poetry, vol. 23, no. 1, 1985, pp. 23–41).

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        Vegetationsbilder. Sammlung von ca. 148 Heften in 112 Heften (teils Doppelnummern). Vorhanden sind folgende Nummern (davon 7 Hefte im Nachdruck/Fotokopie): Reihe 1, Hefte 1,2,3,5,6. Reihe 2, Heft 2. Reihe 3, Hefte 1,2,4. Reihe 4, Hefte 3/4,5. Reihe 5, Hefte 1/2, 3-5. Reihe 6, Hefte 1,2. Reihe 7, Hefte 5,6/7,8. Reihe 8, Hefte 2,4,5/6,7. Reihe 9, Hefte 1/2,3,4/5,6/7,8. Reihe 10, Hefte 1-3,5,6,7/8. Reihe 11, Hefte 1/2,3/4,5,6/7,8. Reihe 12, Hefte 1,2/3,4,7.Reihe 13, Heft 7. Reihe 14, Hefte 2/3,4,5/6,7,8. Reihe 15, Hefte 1,3/4,5/6,7. Reihe 16, Hefte 1/2,3,4,5/6,7,8. Reihe 17, Hefte 1,3/4,5/6,7/8. Reihe 18, Hefte 1,2/3,4,5,6/7,8. Reihe 19, Hefte 1/2,3/4,5,6,7/8. Reihe 20, Hefte 1,2,3/4,5/6,7,8,9. Reihe 21, Hefte 1/2,3/4,5,6/7,8. Reihe 22, Hefte

      Verlag Gustav Fischer, Jena 1903-1944. - Einbände vereinzelt etwas fleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 30000

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        The City of Dreadful Night.

      Portland: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903 - Small octavo. Original japon wrappers. Partly unopened. Minor smudging to Eliot's inscription. Slight browning to spine but an excellent copy. First Mosher edition, an outstanding association copy presented by T. S. Eliot to his sister, of this handsome edition of Thomson's City of Dreadful Night, which provided a model for The Waste Land. This copy contains the gift inscription from Eliot on his calling card, mounted to the front free endpaper, "I don't know whether you will like these poems, but I admire some of them very much. A small addition to the library." Above the mounted card, is his sister's inscription of receipt: "To Charlotte Eliot Smith, from her brother T.S.E." Smith (1874-1926) was Eliot's older sister, with whom - along with other members of his family - Eliot shared his literary enthusiasms. Eliot acknowledged Thomson as a poet "whose work impressed me deeply in my formative years between the ages of sixteen and twenty," and indeed much has been written about Thomson's influence on Eliot, and in particular the connections between the The City of Dreadful Night, a nightmare poem in which the speaker wanders through a bleak London cityscape, and The Waste Land. "When Eliot comes to write of London in the poem he goes to the very cantos of the Inferno which Thomson had used fifty years before in his own vision of that city Thomson also provided examples of the squalid urban settings which Eliot was to use in The Waste Land and showed how apparently unpoetic urban sights could be made to communicate powerfully a sense of horror Nor did Eliot's reading of Thomson affect only The Waste Land. Prufrock is very much an ironic view of the type of figure found in Insomnia, a Thomson poem written less than thirty years earlier" (Robert Crawford, "James Thomson and T. S. Eliot," Victorian Poetry, vol. 23, no. 1, 1985, pp. 23–41). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Works. Edition de Luxe. 15 vols.

      Macmillan & Co.; Smith, Elder & Co. 1903-4 Half titles, front. port. vol. I; the odd spot. Uncut in contemp. half red morocco. t.e.g. A nice set.One of 775 copies.

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        Durbar. Text by Dorothy Menpes

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1903. First edition, Copy Number 173 of 1000, signed by Mortimer Menpes. 100 Plates. The illustrations have been engraved and printed at the Menpes Press under Mr. Menpes's direction. 210 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Cream cloth, some wear at bottom front joint, inner hinges started. First edition, Copy Number 173 of 1000, signed by Mortimer Menpes. 100 Plates. The illustrations have been engraved and printed at the Menpes Press under Mr. Menpes's direction. 210 pp. 1 vols. 4to. The first Durbar was held in 1877 to proclaim Queen Victoria as Empress of India. This is the second Durbar to proclaim Edward VII as king, in 1902 but was not attended by the King either. It was not until the 1911 Durbar, when George V and Queen Mary went to India, was the Emperor and his Empress proclaimed in person to the people of India. Our authors stayed in Camp Number One called "The Millionaires' Camp." in Delhi. With an ALS from Menpes tipped in at the back. Inman #18

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        Theodor Herzl Autograph Letter Signed.

      Autograph letter signed by Theodor Herzl in German. It reads, "Wien, 9 March 1903 Dear Madam, I am writing a few lines to your brother immediately, which will, I hope, set his mind at rest. I will send them special delivery to the hospital. Unfortunately I am so overloaded with work today, that I cannot go and see him myself. Your faithfully, Herzl." On "Neue Freie Presse" stationery. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed opposite a photograph of Herzl. The entire piece measures 15 inches by 16.5 inches. Theodor Herzl was an Austro-Hungarian journalist, playwright, political activist, and writer who was one of the fathers of modern political Zionism. Herzl formed the World Zionist Organization and promoted Jewish migration to Palestine in an effort to form a Jewish state. Though he died long before its establishment, he is generally considered a father of the State of Israel, formed in 1948.

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        Photo Album with spine title "Maniobras Militares del 20 de Enero de 1903" with 11 mounted photos of Guatemala

      January, 1903. Oblong 4to. Half brown morocco and cloth. Oblong 4to. Military Maneuvers.

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        LE PITTURE DELLE CATACOMBE ROMANE [two volume set].

      Rome: Desclee, 1903. Complete two volume set. Folio. A pair of massive, heavy books bound in brownish gold cloth. Former seminary library books with shelf labels and small library stamps on title pages but otherwise free of library markings. The binding of Vol. II is shaken - all plates are present but there are cracks in the text block and the page edges are uneven (i.e., some plates stick out a few millimeters from the others - the foredge is not perfectly smooth). Two plates have some short tears along their edges but these do not affect the image - the tears are only in the blank margins. Otherwise the plates are in fine condition. Text in Italian. Vol. I is text along with 52 b/w line drawings; Vol. II contains 267 plates in both color and b/w which reproduce artwork from the Catacombs of Rome. Vol. II includes a number of striking color plates, including a double-page plate of the Madonna and Christ Child. An important and very scarce work which is still the definitive study of early Christian art. This is a servicable copy which while not in perfect condition is whole and intact and excellent for reference and research.

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        Youth and Two Other Stories

      McClure, Phillips & Co, New York 1903 - First American edition. 381, [blank] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quinn Copy. John Quinn, "the Man from New York", was the great art collector and literary patron of James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and Joseph Conrad.The two other stories are "The End of the Tether" and "Heart of Darkness". Cagle A7b; Keating 38 Grass green cloth. Spine toned, rubbed at foot. John Quinn bookplate. Very good minus [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kitab Al-Mukhassas. SEVENTEEN VOLUMES IN SEVEN.

      Al-Matba'a al-Kubra al-Amiriyah, Cairo 1903 - 3499 pp., Arabic text within borders, few comments on margin, modern hard back binding, newly bound, gilt title on spine, very good condition, Bulaq, Misr: al-Matba’ah al-Kubra al-Amiriyah, first edition, 1316-1321 A. H. / 1898-1903. Ibn Sida (1007-1066) an Andalusian philologist and lexicographer. He compiled two important dictionaries: al-Mukhassas and al-Muhakam. He was blind, as was his father, and consequently his life was not very active. He devoted his life entirely to philology and lexicography, disciplines which had probably been traditionally cultivated in his family. al-Mukhassas may be regarded as the counterpart of Ibn Manzur’s dictionary "Lisan al- Arab", as both authors brought together, for the sake of comprehensiveness, a number of earlier works, although Ibn Manzur’s sources (five in all) are much fewer than Ibn Sida’s. It should be noted, however, that one of Ibn Manzur’s sources is al-Muhakkam itself derived by Ibn Sida from a large number of sources that he used in al-Mukhassas. ‘The most prominent philologist whose influence on Arabic lexicography was felt for generations. He was born blind in Murcia and received his early education from his father. He developed a fantastic memory which aided him in compiling voluminous lexicons. In the introduction, Ibn Sida explained that one reason prompting him to compose such a lexicon was that previous lexicons were incomplete and deficient, failing to do justice to the great wealth of the Arabic language and lacking full and lucid explanations of terms.he concluded that Arabic is so noble, perfect, and elegant that God must have helped to make it so through His teaching and inspirations.’ Chejne. There are only two known manuscript versions of this book, the complete one is found in Cairo (4-187) and two incomplete volumes in the El Escorial Library, Spain. (575). Ref: Chejne p. 190-191; Al-Bustani: Da’irat al-Ma’aref Vol. I p. 532. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        April Twilights. Poems.

      Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press,, 1903. Octavo. Original grey-brown boards, spine rebacked to style, printed paper label to front cover and another to spine, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Title page printed in green and black. Contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, neatly rebacked, light browning to edges; a very good copy. First edition of the author's first book. Badger's Gorham Press published works at the author's expense, allowing Cather to publish this work whilst teaching English at a school in Pittsburgh. Cather's attitude towards her early poems changed over the years and in 1908, Cather purchased the remaining copies from the publisher and destroyed them. When the book was re-issued in 1923, many of these poems were not reprinted.

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        The Call of the Wild

      MacMillan, 1903. Hardcover. Near Fine. MacMillan, New York 1903. First Edition / First Printing. Stated Published July 1903, no additional printings. Green illustrated cloth boards. Illustrated throughout. Book Condition: Near Fine, shelf wear, owner name at the 2nd page.

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        BIBLIOTHEQUE DE L'ECOLE DES CHARTES - ANNEES 1889-1890-1891 - EN 13 VOLUMES : 12 REVUES + LA TABLE des Tomes XLI-L (1880-1899) (1903).

      LIBRAIRIE D'ALPHONSE PICARD ET FILS - R320100200: 12 VOLUMES D'environ 200 pages chacun + LA TABLE : 316 pages non-coupées - Petites pliures en coins - Coiffes abimées. INTERIEURS EN BON ETAT. 4 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. REVUE D'ERUDITION consacrée à l'Etude du Moyen Age. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 270-Histoire et géographie de l'Eglise [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE OLDEST MAP WITH THE NAME AMERICA OF THE YEAR 1507 AND THE CARTA MARINA OF THE YEAR 1516

      Innsbruck and London: Wagner'sche Universitats-Buchhandlung and Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles, 1903. First Edition Thus. folio, 55pp., 27 b/w double paged plates; VG-; spine black with no lettering; 1/4 bound with black cloth and tan cloth boards, cloth ties on fore edge, front board has a plate; plates loose within; plates numbered 1-20, 20a, 21-26; introduction bilingual with parallel English and German; boards have suffered some shelfwear, but sturdy; minor water damage to lower inside corners, extends slightly along lower edge, along the gutter of a some of the maps that the water goes up slightly and does hit the map, with the exception of the gutters no water touches the illustrations; some minor damage to lower fore corner of first few pages; recto of title page has some wear not shared by other leaves, including fingerprint smudges and a small rip; plate 8 has a rip in the middle of the fore edge, four inches long; shelved above case 0 or front table. Dupont.

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        Longue correspondance du général Paul Azan sur l'Afrique du Nord.

      - 38 lettres autographes signées (2 dactylographiées, 2 cartes de visite, 2 cartes postales) 51 Divers 1903-1940 Une carte postale le représente à la tête du 6è régiment de tirailleurs algériens. trous de classeur sur la moitié des lettres, quelques mots grattés. Longue correspondance du général Paul Azan qui s'échelonne sur plus de 35 ans, et couvre toute sa carrière. Elle est principalement relative à la participation à des congrès de géographie, l'écriture d'articles (en particulier sur Abd-el-Kader), sa passion pour l'Algérie. Une lettre est écrite du front : «Votre aimable lettre m'arrive sur le point le plus intéressant du Front. On y est plein d'espoir et de confiance, je n'ai pas besoin de vous le dire. Mon pauvre bras est loin d'être en bon état, mais je suis heureux de me rendre utile et de donner un exemple d'énergie [.]». [Il avait été très grièvement blessé le 10 mai 1915]. En 1921, il est nommé à la tête du 6e régiment de tirailleurs algériens. «Je suis très heureux d'être de retour dans cette Algérie que j'affectionne, et dont je continue depuis 25 ans à étudier l'histoire. J'y retrouve partout des amis, particulièrement dans notre Société, dont je suis membre à vie, et je m'associerai avec joie à vos travaux [.]». Il se fait le défenseur du peuple algérien. «Les modifications apportées font que le plus susceptible des Indigènes ne pourra, je crois, se froisser de la rédaction actuelle. J'ai "adouci" considérablement l'opinion du général Voirot, en supprimant des passages qui avaient cependant leur intérêt, et je laisse entièrement à l'ancien commandant en chef la responsabilité de son sentiment [.]. Je suis, vous le savez, tout particulièrement l'ami des Indigènes, de Si M'Hammed ben Rahel et Cadi entre autres ; mais on ne peut, à cause d'eux, fausser l'histoire de ces personnages ! Les plus lettrés ont d'ailleurs lu Salluste [.]». Général de corps d'armée et historien, directeur du service historique de l'armée 1928-1933, il prit une part importante à la pacification du Maroc. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Institutes of Cape Law : being a compendium of the common law, decided cases, and statute law of the colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Book 1: the law of persons ; Book 2: the law of things.

      J.C. Juta 1903 - rare 2 volume set. original pressed boards with gold gilt on the spines. the boards are a little worn and marked. volume 1 bound in green cloth, volume 2 in red. the spine on volume 2 is faded to pink. both volumes have a previous owner's stamp mark. a few light pencil annotations which can be easily rubbed out but may be of interest. the binding is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Just So Song Book. Being the Songs From Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories Set to Music by Edward German

      MacMillan Co., London 1903 - First Edition. Quarto, Original red decorative cloth and printed dustjacket. With music and lyrics to twelve songs. Very Good, contemporary gift inscription at front endpaper, in Good only dustjacket, lacking upper half of spine, quarter sized chip at top front panel, two four inch pieces of masking tape at top front panel, some light stains and soiling. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mors Lille Olle och andra visor af A.T. Bilder af Elsa Beskow

      Fr. Skoglunds Förlag, Stockholm, Sweden 1903 - Publishers clothbacked boards, some tears on front free endpapers, inscription, dated 1903 on title page. Content very clean. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Card signed in ink: "Childe Hassam / Nov. 12, 1903

      - 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5 inches. Distinguished American Painter. Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was born in Boston and studied there and in Paris, where he came under the influence of Monet and developed a personal style of Impressionisn. His work was shown at the celebrated Armory show of 1913 (which was the principal means of introducing "Modern", ie, Post-Impressionist, art to America). He was elected a member of the National Academy in 1909 and had a distinguished career; his work appears in numerous American collections. Individual autographs of his are very scarce.

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        A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, now entitled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night [WITH:] Supplemental Nights

      Printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers Only, 1903. Illustrated Benares edition. Plates throughout. [xxviii], 362; [viii], 343; viii, 356; [x], 308; [xii], 406; viii, 303; viii, 382; [viii], 359; viii, 359; [viii], 532; [xii], 370; [x], 392; xvi, 661; [xvi], 381; [xviii], 515; viii, [xiv], 500 pp. 17 vols. 8vo. Bound in half red morocco and cloth, spines stamped in gilt emlematic tooling,t.e.g., by Bayntun. Fine. Illustrated Benares edition. Plates throughout. [xxviii], 362; [viii], 343; viii, 356; [x], 308; [xii], 406; viii, 303; viii, 382; [viii], 359; viii, 359; [viii], 532; [xii], 370; [x], 392; xvi, 661; [xvi], 381; [xviii], 515; viii, [xiv], 500 pp. 17 vols. 8vo. Penzer 126-132

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        Le Livre des Mille Nuits et Une Nuit (16 Tomes - Complet) [ Les Mille et Une Nuits ]

      Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, Eugène Fasquelle, ou Editions de la Revue Blanche 1903 - Traduction littérale et complète du texte arabe par le Dr. J.-C. Mardrus, 16 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, Eugène Fasquelle (tomes 1 et 16), ou Editions de la Revue Blanche, Paris, 1900-1904 Bon exemplaire bien relié de la célèbre traduction du médecin et orientaliste d'origine égyptienne Joseph-Charles Mardrus (qq. minimes frott. et brunissures, parfait état par ailleurs, ex-libris Antoine Bordes en garde). Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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