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         La Belle Imperia.

      - Paris. Louis Conard. 1903. 1 volume grand in-8, plein maroquin orangé, avec bande en maroquin noir garnie de semis doré et coin en maroquin citron, large arabesque avec semis doré, ensemble de 6 carrés hachurés dorés en tête, titre en gothique avec lettrine dorée au premier plat, dos lisse avec titre en long doré, tranches dorées, encadrement maroquin en 2 tons et cadre doré, gardes en papier moiré, sous étui. Couvertures et dos en peau de vélin conservées. Reliure signée Marot-Rodde.(4) pp., 41 pp., 1 p. bl. Première édition séparée de ce conte drôlatique orné de 30 illustrations par Edmond MALASSIS, en couleurs et en noir, dont 3 hors-textes. 1 des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais, avec justification. Tirage à 170 exemplaires. Ouvrage imprimé en gothiques d’après des caractères mis au point par l’Imprimerie nationale, avec ornementation in-texte.Un des premiers livres illustrés par Malassis, dans une remarquable reliure entre-deux-guerres de Mme Marot-Rodde.Dos légèrement insolé.Monod I, 757. Fléty, p. 121. 28 JPB [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Journal of Montaigne's Travels in Italy by Way of Switzerland and Germany in 1580 and 1581. Translated and edited with an Introduction and Notes by W.G. Waters.

      - London, Murray, 1903. Three volumes, small 4to. Original full vellum ornamented all over in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut; pp. ix, 195; vii, 209; vii, 214; three frontispieces in photogravure, numerous plaes after old city views; rear ineer hinge of colume two strengthened; light offsetting from frontispieces; provenance: contemporary bookplates of the early biochemist Robert Henry Aders Plimmer (1877â€"1955). Very rare and beautiful edition, the first separate in English of one of best-written travelogues of the early modern period. Montaigne 'invented' the form of essay, was a philosopher residing in a tower on the river Dordogne, and undertook a journey to the spas of Switzerland and Lucca, keenly observing life and societies on the way. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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         RHYMES OF REAL CHILDREN

      - (SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. RHYMES OF REAL CHILDREN by Betty Sage. NY: Fox Duffield 1903 (Oct. 1903). Large square 4to (11x11 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slight edge and corner wear else near Fine. 1st edition of this magnificent book, illustrated by Smith with cover illustration (front and back), 6 large color plates, orange and black pictorial border on every page of text, plus small color illustration on dedication page. This is a nice copy of a scarce and very desired Smith book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Illustrated Handkerchief from]: Rhymes of Real Children

      Fox, Duffield & Co, [New York] 1903 - Illustrated Handkerchief with an illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith from the book Rhymes of Real Children. Fine. 13" x 12". This is one of six different illustrated handkerchiefs that were made reproducing the art and rhymes from the book. This illustration faced page 8, and is titled "When Daddy Was a Boy."

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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         THE GOLLIWOGG IN WAR!

      Longmans, Green & Co., London 1903 - Upton, Bertha. THE GOLLIWOGG IN WAR! with pictures by Florence K. Upton. London: Longmans, Green & Co., New Edition 1903, (1899). Oblong 8vo - 11-3/16" x 8-9/16". Red cloth backed color pictorial boards with light corner wear and fading to spine for what is otherwise a very nice clean copy of the book. Decorative swan motif endpapers. Sixty-six numbered pages, including thirty-one charming full page chromolithographs by Florence K. Upton, including one double page illustration of Golly leading his doll friends off to war. Internally, the book is extremely bright and clean. The condition of this book is VERY GOOD +. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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         The Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  The Author's Edition.  Number 73  of The Signed Limited Edition of 1000.  Twelve Volumes.   The White Company, [Signed by Arthur Conan Doyle.] The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Great Shadow, Uncle Bernac, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four, Rodney Stone, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, Tragedy of the Korosko, The Green Flag, Round the Red Lamp, Stark-Monro Letters, Micah Clarke, The Refugees, A Duet, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

      London: Smith Elder. 1903 - London: Smith Elder, 1903. Author’s Signed Limited Edition. Number 73 of 1000. First Edition, First Issue of the Author's Edition.   The White Company is signed by Arthur Conan Doyle.   Frontispiece + one illustration to each volume both with titled tissue guard. 12 volumes, illustrated, rebound in half black morocco with marbled boards, raised bands, red title lables and top edges gilt.   First edition, English issue, First issue of "The Author's Edition." No. 73 of 1000 copies signed by the author. Black half morocco leather, with gilt tiles to the spine on red labels and marbled boards, top edges gilt. Some occasional light foxing, otherwise a clean and sound set. Top edge gilt all other page edges are hand cut. Some pages roughly handcut. Scarce. Limited to 1000 sets. This is the first [Smith Elder] Edition.   The Author's Edition was a joint publishing venture between D. Appleton of New York and the London firm of Smith, Elder and Company. 510 sets were bound by Smith, Elder and Company. The remaining 490 quires were passed to John Murray when the company was sold; they were re-issued with new title-pages dated 1903 in and after 1917. The author considered this edition of his works to be of great importance: he revised parts, and added notes and a number of special introductions. He remarks in the preface that it had for some time been his ambition to have such a collection: "I have never, however, desired that that edition should be complete. On the contrary, the great charm of such a new departure was that it gave me an opportunity of finally casting off what my more mature judgment told me to be unworthy and of retaining what my conscience approved . . . I have expended all pains in putting these books into their final form, and so I leave them." Because of the author's friendship with Reginald Smith, he agreed to sign the thousand copies of the English issue. He was not, however, prepared to do the same for the American publisher, though he was asked. He made it known that he would only consider doing so for a considerable fee. The English issue also has the further attraction of having two illustrations in each volume rather than one. The Author's Edition was less successful than expected, so no new works were added as had been the original intention, though the American publisher did include The Hound of the Baskervilles."   Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – new, twin red title labels. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition – marbled boards. Page edges – good condition – top edge gilt, others hand cut, some roughly so. see photos Internally Hinges – very good condition. Paste downs – very good condition. End papers – very good condition. Title – good condition – faint spotting to the title page for White Company. Pages – good condition – some foxing and marks. Binding – very good condition – attractive. See photo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Romance

      A novel By Joseph Conrad And Ford Madox Hueffer. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 15, Waterloo Place, 1903. (All rights reserved). 8pp. integral advertisements at end; blue diagonally fine ribbed cloth, spine with single rule at head and tail, and lettered, from type: ROMANCE. all gilt. Very slight spotting and bubbling to cloth of front board; a few leaves with light foxing, but a nice copy. A set of advance sheets bound up for the use of the printer, William Clowes, and bearing that signature on the front end-paper. The published volume was eight hole sewn; the present copy is six hole sewn, without spare holes, which proves it not to be a rebind. It was the custom at this date for book proofs to be bound in cloth instead of the now familiar wrappers, and it is conceivable that this is one of a number of copies so made up. As far as we have been able to determine the text does not vary from that of the published volume. Certainly it exhibits all the internal flaws mentioned by Smith, none of which are attributable to type-damage subsequent to setting. V. Smith, pp.32-4. From the library of the late Stanley J. Seeger, with his small book-label on the front pastedow, All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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         The Tailor of Gloucester.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903 - Sextodecimo. Original dark green boards, titles to front board and spine in white, pictorial label with illustration to front board, pictorial endpapers. Housed in a custom green cloth folding case. Spine gently rolled, top edge and rear pastedown spotted; an excellent, bright copy. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. First trade edition, first impression, with a single-page pictorial endpaper occurring four times, which was replaced with doublepage endpapers in later impressions. Eleven of the illustrations are repeated from the privately-printed edition and 16 are entirely new for this edition. This trade edition was published in October 1903. The back panel of the jacket advertises Squirrel Nutkin, which had been published two months earlier. Linder p. 430; Quinby 4.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         LE BARBIER DE SEVILLE

      - Paris, Edouard Pelletan, 1903. In-8 plein maroquin aubergine, dos à nerfs formant des caissons, ornés de beaux motifs dorés avec de petits fers aux angles, plats encadrés de filets dorés droits et en pointillés avec des feuillages en écoinçons, contreplats ornés de grands décors dorés d'encadrement, gardes de soie, tête dorée, étui, (1f+ft+frt+1f+XXXVII+217pp+cat). Très bel ouvrage illustré de 62 gravures de DANIEL VIERGE et tiré seulement à 350 exemplaires plus 30 de présent ; celui-ci (n°48) est l'un des 45 sur Chine. Ouvrage en tout point splendide, pour l'illustration, la typographie, le papier et la RELIURE SIGNEE DE CANAPE. Parfait état. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA BOUQUINERIE]
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         Kollwitz, Käthe. - Ein Weberaufstand. - Blatt IV. - "Weberzug".

      Wien Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst 1903 - Radierung / Strichätzung & Kaltnadel, in Braunschwarz, auf gelblichem Kupferdruckpapier, 1897. Von Käthe Kollwitz. 20,3 x 28,4 cm (Darstellung) / 24,3 x 31,6 cm (Platte) / 29 x 38 cm (Blatt). Klipstein 32. Aus: Die Graphischen Künste (Wien: Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst 1903), Bd. 26. - In der Platte links unten gestochene Signatur: "KÄTHE KOLLWITZ". Dazu Titel. Am unteren Plattenrand Druckeradresse der Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst in Wien. - Papier altersbedingt geringfügig gebräunt. Sehr gut erhalten. Käthe Kollwitz (1867 Königsberg / Kaliningrad - 1945 Moritzburg). Deutsche Grafikerin und Bildhauerin, eine der wichtigsten Künstlerinnen des 20. Jh. 1881-86 Unterricht in Königsberg bei dem Maler Gustav Naujok und dem Kupferstecher Rudolf Mauer, 1987 bei dem Maler Emil Neide. 1888-90 Studium an der Münchner Künstlerinnenschule bei Ludwig Herterich. 1891 Umzug nach Berlin, wo ihr 1898 der künstlerische Durchbruch gelingt. 1898-1903 Lehrauftrag an der Berliner Künstlerinnenschule für Radieren und Zeichnen. 1901-13 Mitglied der 'Berliner Secession'. 1907 Villa-Romana-Preis und Reise nach Florenz. 1913 wechselt sie zur 'Freien Secession'. 1913-23 Mitbegründerin und erste Vorsitzende des Frauenkunstverbandes. 1919 als erste Frau Mitglied der Preußischen Akademie der Künste; Ernennung zur Professorin. 1929 Orden 'Pour le Mérite' für Wissenschaften und Künste. 1933 von den Nationalsozialisten erzwungener Austritt aus der Preußischen Akademie der Künste. Ab 1935 inoffizielles Ausstellungsverbot. 1943 wird ihre Wohnung in Berlin bei einem Bombenangriff zerstört. 1944 zog sie auf Einladung von Prinz Ernst Heinrich von Sachsen nach Moritzburg, wo sie wenige Tage vor Kriegsende starb. Sprache: Deutsch 26

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         Der Tanz der Zukunft (The Dance Of The Future): Eine Vorlesung

      Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1903. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. First edition, with text in German and English. Very Good, wraps lightly soiled and lightly toned, with a bit of edge wear; short split started at the top of the front joint, small ownership stamp to half-title page. Pages lightly handled; offsetting from news clipping to title page and frontis portrait. Transcribed from a 1903 lecture given by Duncan in Berlin, this feminist text would become the manifesto of modern dance.

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         BLUMEN-MARCHEN.

      Coln, Schafstein & Co, inscribed 1903.. The edition is not stated but this is a very early edition printed by Piloty u. Loehle, inscribed 3rd June 1903. Oblong 4to, 240 x 355 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, pictorial cream boards with cloth spine and corner tips, coloured illustration on upper cover, floral endpapers in shades of green, (48) pages, no title page as issued, an uncoloured dedication page at the beginning, verso blank, followed by a full page line drawing. 15 delightful full page coloured illustrations, and 15 full page line drawings. Each colour plate faces a charming poem about flower people and their families. Covers very lightly marked, faintly foxed next to spine, boards very slightly darkened at edges, surface paper to lower corners slightly worn. Neat inscription on reverse of front endpaper, the 2 preliminary pages have all over pale foxing, occasional pale foxing to text and pale foxing to margins of 3 colour plates, occasional very slight pale fingermark. Contents otherwise very nice. Very good plus copy of a very early edition of Kreidolf's first book. At the lower right corner of the upper cover the full imprint reads "Verlag von Schafstein & Co. Coln, Rhein. Druck von Piloty u. Loehle, Munchen". At the foot of the final page is printed "Holzfreies Bunt-Druck Papier von Gebr. Müller in Mochenwangen". The second and later editions print the number of the edition on the upper cover, the publisher's name is written 'Schaffstein' from 1905 and a coloured title page is provided. Bilderwelt No. 486 (4th edition); Robinson und Struwwelpeter 1991, pages 151-152. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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         Sports et jeux d'adresse

      - Edit. Hachette. París, 1903. 33 cm. 382 p. Ouvrage contenant 328 illustrations dans le texte et 100 gravures hors-texte dont 29 planches coloriées a l'aquarelle. Cartonnage de l'éditeur, illustré en couleur sur les plats et au dos de jeux et ornements dans le style art nouveau, gardes marbrées, tranche supérieure dorée. Cubiertas deslucidas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The City of Dreadful Night

      Thomas B. Mosher, Portland 1903 - First Mosher edition, 925 copies on Van Gelder paper. [x], 134, [2] pp. 12mo. An Important Source for The Waste Land, Inscribed by Eliot to his sister. An outstanding association copy of this handsome edition of the Scottish poet James Thomson, an early influence on Eliot whose poems were an important source for "The Waste Land" and other works by Eliot. With a gift inscription from Eliot to his sister 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 later inscription: "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). Provenance: the family of T.S. Eliot Bound in flexible Japan vellum wrappers, yapp fore-edge. Slight browning to spine but an excellent copy First Mosher edition, 925 copies on Van Gelder paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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         IL DIALETTO OMERICO GRAMMATICA E VOCABOLARIO

      TORINO: GIOVANNI CHIANTORE, 1903. IIED. RILEGATO. BUONO. 14 20. USATO

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         The Tourist's Guide to Canton, the West River and Macao.

      Hong Kong. Hongkong Printing Press. 1903. 1 foldimg plan of "Canton and Suburbs", two folding maps "The West River Branch of the Chu-Kiang or Pearl River from Canton to Tak-Hing-Chau about 120 miles" and "The Portuguese Settlement Macao". 72 + xxxxviiipp. Plan of Canton detached torn with loss at margins in three places barely impacting on the image, two closed tears neatly repaired. Map of The Portuguese Settlement Macao torn in two along one fold with a little minor loss. Original attractive pictorial wrappers printed in blue and red, paper on spine chipped with a little loss. Hinge upper wrapper a trifle tender. Very good. Scarce. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159156).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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         Les Semeurs de Glace.

      Paris, Ancienne Librairie Furne - Combet & Cie Editeurs vers 1903 - Les Voyages Excentriques. Ouvrage illustré de 95 gravures dans le texte, de 12 grandes compositions hors texte gravées sur bois et de 8 compositions tirées en couleurs d'après les dessins de louis Bombled. 3 parties : L'Azur mortel - Le Poisson bleu - Les Miracles de l'Azur. Paris, Ancienne Librairie Furne, Combet & Cie Éditeurs - non daté (1903) - 438 pages. Cartonnage polychrome illustré signée Engel. Plats et dos illustré en couleurs. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(31x23). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Jamaica: The New Riviera. A Pictorial Description of the Island and its Attractions.

      London, Cassell and Company, [1903]. Oblong 4to. Original cloth-backed illustrated boards, patterned endpapers; pp. 103, [8, advertisements[, large colour printed folding map, highly illustrated after photographs throughout; vocers rubbed, as usual, one leaf anf map with marginal repaired tears; otherwise a good copy of a vary rare publication. First edition. The author, a medical doctor had lectured on Jamaica in the US, Britain and Canada, extolling the island's posibility to become a health resort. This highly illustrated guide book is the outcome of his optimistic lectures.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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         Portrait photograph.

      [Victoria, London: Scherill Shell,, c.1903]. Platinum print (237 x 193 mm), black thick paper mount. Very slight rubbing to the corners of the print, some very faint superficial scratches, but excellent, the mount a little ruffled at the corners and with some glue related abrasions to verso. This portrait of a pensive W. B. Yeats was taken by London-based American photographer Sherril V. Schell (1877-1964), who during the first decades of the 20th century in his Victoria studio executed portraits of several London literary figures such as Wilfrid Wilson Gibson and, famously, Rupert Brooke. Schell has signed the mount in pencil, and stamped both the print and mount verso "Photograph by Sherril Schell, 116, Victoria Street, S.W., Telephone:-7144 Victoria". This print was one of several in different poses from the same sitting retained by Yeats himself, has been since in the family by descent. Another image from the Schell sitting was used as the frontispiece for Forrest Reid's monograph, W. B. Yeats, a Critical Study (1915) which was the first of its kind.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         AMAZING ADVENTURES

      - PICTURE BOOK. AMAZING ADVENTURES by S. Baring Gould. London Skeffington & Son, no date [1903]. Oblong 13 1/4 x 9 1/8", 53p., cloth backed pictorial boards, corners worn and rear cover soiled else remarkably clean, tight and VG+. This is the tale of 3 shipwrecked sailors: Sambo - a stereotypical Black; San Toy - a stereotypical Chinese; and Jack - a British tar. Each page of text faces a fine, bold full page chromolithograph done by HARRY B. NEILSON showing the dilemmas and adventures these three get into. Due to its size, very few copies of this book have survived intact. A super book. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         4 single leaves and one conjugate leaf, from the Doves Press Bible from the Book of Isaiah

      The Doves Press, Hammersmith 1903 - Both pulls are on Doves paper and are 33 cm x 23 1/2 cm. wide; printed in red and black. 1 vols. Folio. Pages 21-2, 65-6, 71-74 & 93-4 of Isaiah. Edges rough, closed tear to margin of pp. 65-6, some light soiling to p. 22 Both pulls are on Doves paper and are 33 cm x 23 1/2 cm. wide; printed in red and black. 1 vols. Folio

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         THE TALE OF SQUIRREL NUTKIN

      Frederick Warne & Co, London and New York 1903 - 145 x 105 mm. (5 5/8 x 4 1/8"). 84, [2] pp. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (title page dated 1903 and without the reference to the author of "Peter Rabbit"). Publisher's brown boards, color illustration mounted on front cover, illustrated endleaves. With 27 color illustrations by Potter. Front pastedown with neat inked label: "Alberita Napier Richards. From Uncle George. 1904." Quinby 5. A little shaken (open at gutter in the middle of the book), short split to front joint, trivial loss of paper from head and tail of backstrip, front free endleaf excised, but the fragile original binding still holding together well, and the text clean and bright. This is the third of Beatrix Potter's 22 "little books" for young readers, this one featuring the antics of a little red squirrel and his friends, and the thwarting of their nemesis, Old Brown the owl. Potter's always charming illustrations are also quite accurate in their natural detail, honed by years of sketching from nature. As "Feminist Companion" observes, Potter's "is the perfectly realized yet gently ironic world of the bucolic miniaturist in which, although tragedy is averted, anthropomorphism exists alongside a truthful respect for animal nature." After a lonely childhood brightened by her love of nature and drawing, Potter (1866-1943) found a niche for herself in children's literature, delighting generations with tales based on her pets and the small wild creatures she loved. She mostly retired from writing following her marriage at age 43, to raise sheep on her Lake District farm and to work tirelessly with the National Trust to preserve that lovely area of England. Our previous owner, Alberita Napier Richards, attended the University of Wisconsin and wrote a play that was copyrighted in 1913, when she resided in Rock Island, Illinois. This is the third of Beatrix Potter's 22 "little books" for young readers, this one featuring the antics of a little red squirrel and his friends, and the thwarting of their nemesis, Old Brown the owl. Potter's always charming illustrations are also quite accurate in their natural detail, honed by years of sketching from nature. As "Feminist Companion" observes, Potter's "is the perfectly realized yet gently ironic world of the bucolic miniaturist in which, although tragedy is averted, anthropomorphism exists alongside a truthful respect for animal nature." After a lonely childhood brightened by her love of nature and drawing, Potter (1866-1943) found a niche for herself in children's literature, delighting generations with tales based on her pets and the small wild creatures she loved. She mostly retired from writing following her marriage at age 43, to raise sheep on her Lake District farm and to work tirelessly with the National Trust to preserve that lovely area of England. Our previous owner, Alberita Napier Richards, attended the University of Wisconsin and wrote a play that was copyrighted in 1913, when she resided in Rock Island, Illinois. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (title page dated 1903 and without the reference to the author of "Peter Rabbit").

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         The Analysis of the Hunting Field.

      Edward Arnold & Company, London 1903 - Bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crushed red levant morocco with pictorially inlaid to the front panel. Elaborate gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt, gilt rolled edges, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Six full-color plates, including frontispiece and extra-illustrated title page, forty-three black and white text woodcuts. In fine condition. In fine condition, bookplate of J.F.D. Tutt on the front pastedown. Tutt was an equestrian and veterinarian. A beautiful production. Robert Smith Surtees was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He left for London in 1825, intending to practice law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. He launched out on his own with the New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities in 1838. Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, and Surtees produced more Jorrocks novels in the same vein, notably Handley Cross and Hillingdon Hall, where the description of the house is very reminiscent of Hamsterley. Another hero, Soapey Sponge, appears in Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, possibly Surtees best work. All Surtees' novels were composed at Hamsterley Hall, where he wrote standing up at a desk, like Victor Hugo. In 1835, Surtees abandoned his legal practice and after inheriting Hamsterley Hall in 1838, devoted himself to hunting and shooting, meanwhile writing anonymously for his own pleasure. He was a friend and admirer of the great hunting man Ralph Lambton, who had his headquarters at Sedgefield County Durham, the 'Melton of the North'. Surtees became Lord High Sheriff of Durham in 1856. He died in Brighton in 1864. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Typed Letter Signed ("Theodore Roosevelt") as President, to Lawrence F. Abbott of The Outlook

      Washington, D.C., 1903. One page, on White House letterhead, marked "Personal". 4to. Bifolium. Fine. One page, on White House letterhead, marked "Personal". 4to. President Roosevelt writes to his close friend and editor of "The Outlook," Lawrence Fraser Abbott (1859-1933). In full: "My dear Mr. Abbott: Mea culpa! I had totally forgotten about Tyner. Of course your reference was absolutely right. Sincerely yours, Theodore Roosevelt." The letter is a response to Abbott's of December 12, in which he clarifies a reference made concerning ex-Postmaster General James N. Tyner in an "Outlook" article about a Post Office fraud case. Abbott served as Roosevelt's secretary during his 1909-10 tour of Europe and Africa, edited the volume of Roosevelt's addresses that came of the trip, wrote the entry on Roosevelt for the Encyclopedia Britannica (1911), as well as a volume of Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt (1919). After leaving office Roosevelt himself became a contributing editor to "The Outlook"

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         The poems and sonnets of Shakspere. With an introduction by Edward Dowden

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Company Limited , 1903. Limited to 400 copies. Book measures 9 x 6 inches. Collation, lxi,323pp,coloured frontispiece,coloured initials throughout. Bound in full period vellum, yapp edges, gilt title lettering, top gilt edge, others rough. Vellum lightly dust or dirt marked. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, light dust/dirt marking to endpapers, some occasional light spotting or browing.Pages in good clean condition. A nice copy. . Limited Edition. Vellum. Very Good. 8vo.

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         THE ENGLISH BIBLE

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1903-05. ONE OF 500 COPIES. This is the only folio Cobden-Sanderson printed, is typographically one of the most beautiful of all modern books, and is offered here in a binding by one of Cobden-Sanderson's most accomplished pupils, Ellen Gates Starr, who was an important social activist in Chicago, apart from her life in the book world. According to Tidcombe, Starr (1859-1940) was "one of the best known of all Cobden Sanderson's pupils" and the one who, more than any other, "shared his high ideals, refusing to sell her bindings or to teach until she felt she was fully proficient." She trained at the Doves Bindery from 1897-98, and returned for a period in 1899, afterwards establishing a bindery at Hull House, the Chicago settlement house she had co-founded with her school friend, reformer Jane Addams. She trained both women and men in bookbinding, and taught courses on the history of art. Above all, this master craftswoman "devoted her life to the betterment of the poor, and the protection of working girls and immigrants." Her bindings are not commonly seen: together, ABPC and RBH locate just four, and since all four are single volumes, it may well be that the present set represents the largest undertaking by our binder. With the Ashendene Dante and the Kelmscott Chaucer, the Doves Bible is considered one of the three great English private press books. Cobden-Sanderson expressed hope in his journal that this impressive production might serve "plainly, monumentally, for a nation's masterpiece, for a nation's guidance, consolation and hope." It is one of the few English books of the 20th century that could qualify for such lofty service. The fine calligraphic initials here by Edward Johnston, as in the splendid opening to Genesis, are a perfect example of the consonant combination of calligraphy and typography. Herbert says that the present work is "regarded as the most beautifully printed Bible of the century," and Rumball-Petre says it is "one of the typographical masterpieces of all time." According to Tidcombe, the foxing, especially in volume I, was "the one real disaster to occur at the Doves Press," and was the result of what Cobden-Sanderson described as "a misadventure in the drying of the sheets." In a letter to a customer who had inquired about the stains, he wrote, "I am grieved that it is as it is, & that there should be a flaw where perfection was aimed at. I can only pray that the flaw may be accepted as part & parcel of our general infirmity and be forgiven." Fortunately, the foxing is a great deal less serious than usual in the present copy, affecting the tail margins only, and happily the very striking opening page of Genesis, so often afflicted by foxing, is spotless. The bindings here are not only attractive and appropriate in their design (the rigorously regular covers might reflect a well-ordered universe, with each of the cover panels containing heavenly stars), but they are also carefully executed so as to retain virtually all of the original margins.. 340 x 230 mm. (13 3/8 x 9"). Five volumes. ONE OF 500 COPIES. SUPERB DARK GREEN MOROCCO BY ELLEN GATES STARR (stamp-signed "E. G. S." and dated 1906 on rear turn-in), covers blind-tooled in four "window panes" with stair-step cornerpieces framing a panel semé with circle-and-dot tools giving a floral effect, raised bands, spine compartments with blind-tooled frame, gilt titling, gilt-framed pastedowns, top edge gilt, the other edges gilded on the rough. Elegant initial letters in red throughout by Edward Johnston, including an "I" running the length of the page to open Genesis ("In the beginning"). Tidcombe DP-6; Herbert 2139; Rumball-Petre 150; Tomkinson, p. 54; "A Century for the Century" 4. Spines slightly and uniformly darkened, small wormhole at foot of one joint, the usual faint offsetting onto flyleaves from turn-ins, three volumes with isolated mild marginal foxing (affecting only the tail edge of the leaf, and scarcely noticeable), but A FINE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the text clean, smooth, and bright, and the bindings lustrous and showing virtually no signs of use.This is the only folio Cobden-Sanderson printed, is typographically one of the most beautiful of all modern books, and is offered here in a binding by one of Cobden-Sanderson's most accomplished pupils, Ellen Gates Starr, who was an important social activist in Chicago, apart from her life in the book world. According to Tidcombe, Starr (1859-1940) was "one of the best known of all Cobden Sanderson's pupils" and the one who, more than any other, "shared his high ideals, refusing to sell her bindings or to teach until she felt she was fully proficient." She trained at the Doves Bindery from 1897-98, and returned for a period in 1899, afterwards establishing a bindery at Hull House, the Chicago settlement house she had co-founded with her school friend, reformer Jane Addams. She trained both women and men in bookbinding, and taught courses on the history of art. Above all, this master craftswoman "devoted her life to the betterment of the poor, and the protection of working girls and immigrants." Her bindings are not commonly seen: together, ABPC and RBH locate just four, and since all four are single volumes, it may well be that the present set represents the largest undertaking by our binder. With the Ashendene Dante and the Kelmscott Chaucer, the Doves Bible is considered one of the three great English private press books. Cobden-Sanderson expressed hope in his journal that this impressive production might serve "plainly, monumentally, for a nation's masterpiece, for a nation's guidance, consolation and hope." It is one of the few English books of the 20th century that could qualify for such lofty service. The fine calligraphic initials here by Edward Johnston, as in the splendid opening to Genesis, are a perfect example of the consonant combination of calligraphy and typography. Herbert says that the present work is "regarded as the most beautifully printed Bible of the century," and Rumball-Petre says it is "one of the typographical masterpieces of all time." According to Tidcombe, the foxing, especially in volume I, was "the one real disaster to occur at the Doves Press," and was the result of what Cobden-Sanderson described as "a misadventure in the drying of the sheets." In a letter to a customer who had inquired about the stains, he wrote, "I am grieved that it is as it is, & that there should be a flaw where perfection was aimed at. I can only pray that the flaw may be accepted as part & parcel of our general infirmity and be forgiven." Fortunately, the foxing is a great deal less serious than usual in the present copy, affecting the tail margins only, and happily the very striking opening page of Genesis, so often afflicted by foxing, is spotless. The bindings here are not only attractive and appropriate in their design (the rigorously regular covers might reflect a well-ordered universe, with each of the cover panels containing heavenly stars), but they are also carefully executed so as to retain virtually all of the original margins.

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         The Enchanted Island of Yew

      Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis 1903 - First edition. Neat gift inscription, one plate seamlessly re-attached, else a nice, near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Vicar of Wakefield

      Caradoc Press, Bedford Park Chiswick 1903 - Full limp vellum, title in black on spine, yap boards, all edges uncut. 9" x 6.5". Pp. [iv]+212 (colophon), printed in red and black; etched frontis portrait, signed in pencil by artist, Harry George Webb. Limited, number 292 of 360 copies printed on Kelmscott paper. Republished from the text of the first edition by Harry George and Heba Dora Web (founders of Cardoc Press). The initials and ornaments designed and engraved and the whole printed and bound at the Caradoc Press. Vellum showing some light soiling, typical "waves" to limp vellum and attached pastedowns crinkled. Brick Row Bookshop label on front pastedown. Internally clean and bright. Remains a desirable copy of a scarce private press printing. Tomkinson 9; Ransom 9. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         THE ENGLISH BIBLE

      Doves Press 1903-05, Hammersmith - 340 x 230 mm. (13 3/8 x 9"). Five volumes. ONE OF 500 COPIES. SUPERB DARK GREEN MOROCCO BY ELLEN GATES STARR (stamp-signed "E. G. S." and dated 1906 on rear turn-in), covers blind-tooled in four "window panes" with stair-step cornerpieces framing a panel semé with circle-and-dot tools giving a floral effect, raised bands, spine compartments with blind-tooled frame, gilt titling, gilt-framed pastedowns, top edge gilt, the other edges gilded on the rough. Elegant initial letters in red throughout by Edward Johnston, including an "I" running the length of the page to open Genesis ("In the beginning"). Tidcombe DP-6; Herbert 2139; Rumball-Petre 150; Tomkinson, p. 54; "A Century for the Century" 4. Spines slightly and uniformly darkened, small wormhole at foot of one joint, the usual faint offsetting onto flyleaves from turn-ins, three volumes with isolated mild marginal foxing (affecting only the tail edge of the leaf, and scarcely noticeable), but A FINE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the text clean, smooth, and bright, and the bindings lustrous and showing virtually no signs of use. This is the only folio Cobden-Sanderson printed, is typographically one of the most beautiful of all modern books, and is offered here in a binding by one of Cobden-Sanderson's most accomplished pupils, Ellen Gates Starr, who was an important social activist in Chicago, apart from her life in the book world. According to Tidcombe, Starr (1859-1940) was "one of the best known of all Cobden Sanderson's pupils" and the one who, more than any other, "shared his high ideals, refusing to sell her bindings or to teach until she felt she was fully proficient." She trained at the Doves Bindery from 1897-98, and returned for a period in 1899, afterwards establishing a bindery at Hull House, the Chicago settlement house she had co-founded with her school friend, reformer Jane Addams. She trained both women and men in bookbinding, and taught courses on the history of art. Above all, this master craftswoman "devoted her life to the betterment of the poor, and the protection of working girls and immigrants." Her bindings are not commonly seen: together, ABPC and RBH locate just four, and since all four are single volumes, it may well be that the present set represents the largest undertaking by our binder. With the Ashendene Dante and the Kelmscott Chaucer, the Doves Bible is considered one of the three great English private press books. Cobden-Sanderson expressed hope in his journal that this impressive production might serve "plainly, monumentally, for a nation's masterpiece, for a nation's guidance, consolation and hope." It is one of the few English books of the 20th century that could qualify for such lofty service. The fine calligraphic initials here by Edward Johnston, as in the splendid opening to Genesis, are a perfect example of the consonant combination of calligraphy and typography. Herbert says that the present work is "regarded as the most beautifully printed Bible of the century," and Rumball-Petre says it is "one of the typographical masterpieces of all time." According to Tidcombe, the foxing, especially in volume I, was "the one real disaster to occur at the Doves Press," and was the result of what Cobden-Sanderson described as "a misadventure in the drying of the sheets." In a letter to a customer who had inquired about the stains, he wrote, "I am grieved that it is as it is, & that there should be a flaw where perfection was aimed at. I can only pray that the flaw may be accepted as part & parcel of our general infirmity and be forgiven." Fortunately, the foxing is a great deal less serious than usual in the present copy, affecting the tail margins only, and happily the very striking opening page of Genesis, so often afflicted by foxing, is spotless. The bindings here are not only attractive and appropriate in their design (the rigorously regular covers might reflect a well-ordered universe, with each of the cover panels containing heavenly stars),

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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         Sonnets and poems

      Keagan Paul, Trench Trubner & Compagny, Londres 1903 - 1903, 326 pages, 24,5 X 15,5 cm Edition tirée à 400 ex numérotés sur papier fort, en frontispice un portrait en couleur de Shakespeare d’après Harding sous serpente, introduction par Edward Downden, impression bicolore, reliure plein vélin d’éditeur, plats muets, tire et nom d’auteur au dos, lettrage or. Remarquable réalisation bibliophilique, très proche des livres édités par Doves Press. Texte en anglais. Les bords de la reliure qui dépassent de 1 cm sont légèrement gondolés comme presque toujours, sinon exemplaire en excellent état sans aucun défaut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Hiob.

      12 Original-Radierungen in einer Mappe, diese in Original Ganz-Leinen-Kasette. Die erste dieser Original-Radierungen ist gerahmt. Plattengröße 27,5x19 cm, Blattgröße 53x39 cm in Original Ganz-Leinen-Kasette 12 großformatige Kaltnadel-Radierungen, von Hans Fronius jeweils handsigniert, datiert Hans Fronius 80, Nr. 46 von 60 nummerierten Abzügen. 11 Radierungen liegen in der Mappe, die 12te Radierung ist gerahmt. Rethi R 207 - R 218. Der Druck der zwölf Kaltnadelradierungen erfolgte im Atelier Kurt Zein, Wien, die Herstellung der Mappen bei Ernst Ammering, Ried/Innkreis. Hans Fronius (* 12. September 1903 in Sarajevo - + 21. März 1988 in Mödling/Österreich) war ein bekannter österreichischer Maler, Graphiker und Illustrator.

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         THE CALL OF THE WILD.

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1903 - New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. 1st edition. 8vo. Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. 231pp + 18 illustrations, of which 11 are full-page colour plates including the inserted frontispiece (as called for in Sisson & Martens, page 14). Top edge gilt. Green picturesque cloth with gilt titles on front cover and spine. A bright fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller ABAC & PBFA]
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         The City of Dreadful Night

      Portland: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903. First Mosher edition, 925 copies on Van Gelder paper. [x], 134, [2] pp. 12mo. Bound in flexible Japan vellum wrappers, yapp fore-edge. Slight browning to spine but an excellent copy. First Mosher edition, 925 copies on Van Gelder paper. [x], 134, [2] pp. 12mo. An Important Source for The Waste Land, Inscribed by Eliot to his sister. An outstanding association copy of this handsome edition of the Scottish poet James Thomson, an early influence on Eliot whose poems were an important source for "The Waste Land" and other works by Eliot. With a gift inscription from Eliot to his sister 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 later inscription: "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). Provenance: the family of T.S. Eliot

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         Did Jesus live 100 B.C.? : an enquiry into the Talmud Jesus stories, the Toldoth Jeschu, and some curious statements of Epiphanius--being a contribution to the study of Christian origins 1903 [Hardcover]

      Theosophical Publishing Society 1903 - Ex library book with usual stamps and stickers. Largely good condition hardcover with green cloth boards, gilt title to front and spine. Wear to covers, watermark to spine base, rubbing. Binding and text block tight, tanning to edges, watermark to base, no bleed through onto pages, slight mark to fore-edge with minor bleed through, perhaps 1mm. Text is clear and bright throughout. A nice reading copy. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Light Invisible

      London Isbister 1903 - 8vo. 250pp. + 10pp. ads. Publisher's dark blue cloth embellished in white and grey to front board. Publisher's device in blind to rear board, titled in gilt to spine, and white to front board (some very slight chipping to the white paint on the front board). A little light rubbing and bumping to extremities, a very good copy indeed. Internally clean and bright. Benson's first book and a highly regarded and pretty rare collection of 15 ghost stories, some with religious overtones all characteristically atmospheric. wtpc6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities]
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         Speeches on the Affairs of West Africa and South Africa.

      London: John Murray,, 1903. Octavo. Original quarter japon, spine lettered in gilt, monogram and 5-point coronet gilt to backstrip on front board, blue cloth sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Double-page chart of British possessions in South Africa over time, 2 folding colour maps. Small bump to head of spine, pale mottling to front board. A superb copy, almost entirely unopened, in the dust jacket with a faded spine and shallow chipping at spine- and joint-ends. First and only edition, "printed for private circulation" (title page), five copies only traced in British and Irish libraries, ten worldwide (all in South Africa or the USA), and an extremely uncommon survival in the dust jacket. Carnarvon was colonial secretary from 1874 to 1878, unsuccessfully advocating a system of confederation which he had previously implemented in Canada. His speeches "form a current history of South and West African political matters from 1874 to 1889, and as such provide a text-book on almost every incident of importance in these countries during that period" (Mendelssohn).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         The City of Dreadful Night

      Portland: Thomas B. Mosher, 1903. First Mosher edition, 925 copies on Van Gelder paper. [x], 134, [2] pp. 12mo. Bound in flexible Japan vellum wrappers, yapp fore-edge. Slight browning to spine but an excellent copy. First Mosher edition, 925 copies on Van Gelder paper. [x], 134, [2] pp. 12mo. An Important Source for The Waste Land, Inscribed by Eliot to his sister. An outstanding association copy of this handsome edition of the Scottish poet James Thomson, an early influence on Eliot whose poems were an important source for "The Waste Land" and other works by Eliot. With a gift inscription from Eliot to his sister 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 later inscription: "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). Provenance: the family of T.S. Eliot

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        Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

      The Century Company, New York 1903 - First printing of this edition of the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, which focusing mainly on his military career during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in three quarters navy blue leather over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, gilt topstain, illustrated. In near fine condition. A very nice presentation. "The best memoirs of any general's since Caesar" (Mark Twain). "A unique expression of the national character.[Grant] has conveyed the suspense which was felt by himself and his army and by all who believed in the Union cause. The reader finds himself.on edge to know how the Civil War is coming out" (Edmund Wilson). "Grant's memoirs comprise one of the most valuable writings by a military commander in history" (Eicher 492). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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