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        DIE MUTATIONSTHEORIE. VERSUCHE UND BEOBACHTUNGEN ÜBER DIE ENTSTEHUNG VON ARTEN IM PFLANZENREICH

      Verlag von Veit & Comp, Leipzig 1903 - Two volumes. xiv,752 plus four color chromolithographed plates and one leaf of preliminary ads; xii,648pp. plus eight color chromolithographed plates. Large, thick octavos. Recent half medium brown goatskin, and original marbled boards, gilt labels to style. Fore-tips a bit shelfworn, small collector's bookplate in each volume, otherwise a very good, or better, set. First edition in book form, preceded by an issue in six wrappered parts 1901-3. Based on his observations, beginning in 1886, of the development and persistence of new variants among a species of Evening Primrose, De Vries formulated a series of theses, the Laws of Mutation, based on the observed evidence. The principles of Mutation as he demonstrated and articulated them remain a cornerstone of evolutionary thought and of considerable import for their confirmation of Mendel's work. NORMAN LIBRARY 1269. HERALDS OF SCIENCE 36. HORBLIT 73b. GARRISON-MORTON 240.

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        Architecture and Other Arts. Part II of the Publications of an American Archaeological Expedition to Syria in 1899-1900

      The Century Co, New York, New York 1903 - Blue cloth library binding; xxv, 433 pp.; 145 bw figures. This is Part II of the publications of an American archaeological expedition to Syria in 1899-1900; Features architecture, sculpture, mosaics, and wall painting in Northern Central Syria and the Djebel Hauran, including Christian and Pagan works, from classical times through the sixth century. Good+ (Ex-lib., usual markings; Binding a bit loose but very much intact; Cloth worn at extremities) [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.

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Simmer Gun Books +]
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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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        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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller, IOBA]
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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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        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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        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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        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 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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        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). Français

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        DER TANZ DER ZUKUNFT (the dance of the future) eine vorlensung

      Verlegt Bei Eugen Diederichs, 1903. In 16_, bross. ed., pp. 46, ritratto in antip. di Isadora Duncan. Raro biglietto da visita di Isadora Duncan con dedica presumibilmente dell'Autrice applicato all'occhiello. Cop. e prime carte sciolte, etichetta amatoriale al dorso, strappo al piatto post. Discrete condizioni. Raro._

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        The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin.

      New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 14 x 10cm, 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 Bibliography, No.5.

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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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        A Handbook for Travellers in Japan, including the whole Empire from Yezo to Formosa

      1903 - (1)f. de publicités, IX, London, J. Murray, Yokohama, Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore, Kelly & Walsh, 1903 [7° éd.], in-12, (1)f. de publicités, IX, (1)p. de table, 586pp, (1)f, 68pp. de publicités, 28 cartes et plans, cartonnage d'éditeur à la bradel en percaline rouge imprimée or, dos lisse orné, 28 cartes et plans (dont 1 grande carte du Japon repliée sous étui en fin d'ouvrage), certains compris dans le texte et d'autres en couleurs. Figures dans le texte. Nouvelle édition de ce guide proposant 86 routes, auquel on a ajouté une description des petites îles du Sud du Japon. Certains plans et cartes ont été révisés, et parfois entièrement redessinés. Ce guide contient aussi un vocabulaire anglais-japonais. Cartonnage frotté et passé. Quelques rousseurs éparses. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death ( With ALS from Myers regarding a paranormal incident mentioned in the book )

      Longmans, Green, & Co., London 1903 - 1st ed., 3rd printing. Two volumes. Cloth with gilt spine titles. xx, 660, xlvi, 700 pp, 40 page publisher's catalog. Very Good, end papers are tanned. A nice, tight set. Laid in is a small ALS signed by Myers on his note paper with his Leckhampton House, Cambridge letterhead and dated May 31, 1891. *** The letter, 5.5 x 4 inches, is to Lord de Vesci regarding his wife's paranormal experience as related in this book. Lady de Vesci had written to Myers on May, 24, 1891, just a week before Myers writes this reply and relates how she was suddenly moved to send a telegram to an old friend in China at the cost of 5 pounds. Unbeknown to Lady de Vesci her friend was ill and died just 24 hours after receiving her telegram. Lady de Vesci believes she was moved to suddenly send the telegram by some unknown, paranormal feeling. Myers writes to her husband asking him to confirm her account of the incident. Letters from Myers are rare and one directly related to his investigation of a paranormal incident reported in this, his most famous work, are virtually never encountered.*** [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin.

      New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903.. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 14 x 10cm, 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.

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        The Inheritance

      Methuen & Co. 1903 - B0011YC1JW Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: Methuen ---Date: 1903 ---Edition: ---Pages: 366 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, the only flaws are a couple of minor scuffs to the boards, some tanning to the endpapers and an inscription to the front endpaper. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B0011YC1JW [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York 1903 - Fourth impression. This paean to the high California desert consists of fourteen sketches based on personal observation following solitary sojourns tramping through desert trails and "the streets of the mountains." Mary Austin (1868-1934), naturalist, feminist, mystic, and poet, wrote thirty-five books and hundreds of articles during her lifetime, but The Land of Little Rain, her first book, is regarded as her masterpiece. Her nature writings have been compared to those of John Muir, John Burroughs, and Henry David Thoreau. Living in the little town of Independence, Inyo County, she, more than anyone, succeeded in conveying the beauty of this simultaneously forbidding yet magnetic landscape with its hardy mixture of plants, animals, and human beings. Lawrence Clark Powell summed up the beauty of her words, writing: "With her feet on earth and her head in the sky, she gave voice in singing prose to the soul of a hitherto unsung land." Through her carefully crafted essays, she conveyed to her readers the feel of the soil, the inherent beauty of the desert flora, the graceful movements of the rattlesnake, and the pleasant aromas emanating from a Native American cooking bowl. Importantly, Austin painted a word picture of an Owens Valley that would soon be changed forever when a thirsty Los Angeles siphoned off the life-giving water from this "land of little rain." Includes a frontispiece, three halftone plates, and numerous border decorations by E. Boyd Smith. This copy is inscribed by Austin to the distinguished California historian, mountaineer, and environmentalist Francis P. Farquhar (1887-1974) on the half-title. Octavo. Original olive green cloth binding, with pictorial light green, dark green, gilt, and black stamping. The hinges are tender. The spine is darkened just a touch, with a bit of wear to the corners and tips, and a light scratch to the rear panel; otherwise very good. Housed in a custom green cloth clamshell box, with portraits of Austin and Farquhar inset on the front panel. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The People of the Abyss

      George N Morang & Company, Toronto 1903 - Xiii, 319 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Publishing Date 1903 On Title Page And October 1903 On Copyright Page. First Canadian Edition, "Probably" Simultaneous With And Using The Sheets Of The American First Edition (Which Was Published By Macmillan). A Near Fine Example, Slight Rubbing At Corners, All Gilt Still Brilliant, Covers With Even Dark Blue Color. Newspaper Leader "Jack London Leaves For Japan As War Correspondent For "The Examiner", Including Large Photo Of London, Tipped Onto First Free Endpaper, With Light Offsetting On Facing Front Pastedown; Minute Losses At Top Two Corners Of This Endpaper, And A Light Dampstain Extending 2" X 1/2" At Most From Top Of Prelims And Frontispiece. Hinges Tight. Light Ink Inscription "To Mr. Roberson (?) In Memory April 24, 1905 Alice Clayton" At Top Of Front Pastedown, No Other Marks. [The Oakland Examiner On April 24, 1905, Had A Very Critical Article About London's Talk Given At The University Of California, Berkleley, On Politics Etc.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les substances radioactives. 3 Teile. SS. 99-144, 145-203 und 289-326. In: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, Tome XXIX/XXX.

      Paris Gauthier-Villars 1903 - (22 x 14 cm). 576 S.; 576 S. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Erste im Buchhandel erhältliche Ausgabe von Curies berühmter Doktorarbeit, im gleichen Jahr erschienen wie ihre in nur wenigen Exemplaren veröffentlichte Original-Dissertation. Die vorliegende Ausgabe wurde von Curie selbst überarbeitet, mit Korrekturen versehen und ergänzt. - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 3, 497; Norman 543; PMM 394; vgl. Horblit 19 (EA)

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        The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1903. Octavo (200 x 138 mm). Contemporary "vellucent" binding by Cedric Chivers of Bath, titles gilt to spine, spine and sides tooled and ruled in gilt with hand painted floral decoration and mother of pearl inlay, gilt-rolled turn-ins, vellum doublures, top edge gilt. Housed in a somewhat later brown cloth slipcase with paper label pasted to side bearing manuscript description. Fine. A gorgeous Chivers-bound Rubaiyat with floral arabesque decoration and unusually extensive mother-of-pearl use. This copy was sent as a Christmas present from J. Oliver Howard of Bernard Quaritch to his aunt C. Nannie Quaritch Wrentmore, with an autograph letter signed dated 22 December 1928 tipped in: "I feel sure the binding will interest you, It has a thin transparent sheet of vellum stretched over the painting and inlay, in the manner of Edwards, the eighteenth century Halifax binder". This is a reprint of FItzgerald's translation of Khayyam's Rubaiyat, first published by Quaritch in 1859.

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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. 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. Title page printed in green and black. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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