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        Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-'65

      E. M. Uzzell, Raleigh 1901 - 8vo. 5 volumes: xiv, 783pp., illustrations, folding map; [5], 807pp., illustrations; [5], 761pp., illustrations; [4], 772pp., illustrations; xxvi, 859pp., [2] illustrations. Gray cloth hardcover volumes with gilt stamped title, red white & blue North Carolina and Confederate flag and decorative blue border on the front boards. Gilt stamp titles and gilt stamped flags on the spines. Light edge wear and some light soiling to cloth set. Volume 5 front and rear hinges are cracked. All five volumes have the previous owner library labels "This Book belongs to the private library of Mrs. Robert M. Miller, Jr. No. (49, 50. 51, 52, 53) Charlotte, North Carolina." located in the upper left corner of the front paste downs.Nevins I p.70. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments

      Glasgow: David, Bryce, & Son, (c. 1901). 876pp. Printed on India paper and illustrated with black & white plates. Bound in full brown leather stamped in blind on the covers and lettered in gilt on the spine, with a pocket inside the rear cover containing a leather-bound magnifying glass. Attached to the rear cover is a metal chain that holds the book to a miniature wood lectern, as was the practice for full-sized Bibles in sixteenth-century English churches. There is a shelf for storage of the Bible under the lectern. On the bottom of the base is a paper label explaining how the Bible came to be chained. The Bible and lectern are housed in the original publisher's cardboard box with a paper label declaring this "the smallest Bible in the world." The label further states that this Bible was produced to commemorate the tercentenary of the authorized version of the English Bible. An advertisement for the miniature chained Bible and lectern is included in the box, the back of which promotes the other miniature Bibles published by Bryce, including the Mite Bible, Burns' Family Bible, Shakespeare's Family Bible, and the Coronation Miniature Bible. The box and advertisement have been expertly repaired, and both show some wear and soiling. The Bible is a trifle shaken, but otherwise, the lectern and Bible, including the chain and magnifying glass, are in fine condition. (Bible 1 7/8 by 1 3/8; 47x33mm; lectern 5 1/2 (height) by 3 1/8; 141x81mm).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Ausche, 15. VIII. 1901. - 1 S. Folio. Mit eh. Zeichnung einer Schalmei aus Museumsbeständen. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ihrem Wunsche, Musikalien betreffend, will ich nachkommen, so weit es mir irgend möglich ist. Hinzufügen will ich nur, dass ich musikalisch nichts kann und blutwenig verstehe [.]". - Mit Zeichnung einer Schalmei aus Museumsbeständen.

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        The Inheritors

      UK: Heinemann. London, Heinemann, 1901. Hardback first edition and first impression in near fine condition. A little toning to the spine, some dustiness to the page block, the odd sign of ageing. A nice copy overall. Provenance: from the collection of George Locke; author, publisher, dealer, bibliographer and collector. Best known for his Spectrum of Fantasy reference material and Ferret Fantasy. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1901.

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        The Book of Sport

      New York: J.F. Taylor, 1901. Autograph edition, no. 24 of 50 copies. Hand-colored frontispiece in vol. I (The Girl Who Rides, painting by Henry Hutt), inserted hand-colored frontispiece in vol. II (Off Sandy Hook, painting by J. Verrier) not called for in contents. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings; in this edition, the frontispieces and many of the small illustrations have been hand colored. xvi, [1]-280; [iv], [281]-554, [2] pp. 2 vols. Folio. Full green morocco, gilt sporting device centered on upper cover with thistles as cornerpieces, panelled spine also gilt with thistles, t.e.g., others uncut, by H. Blackwell. Fine. One of 50 copies, Superbly Bound An imposing compilation of sporting personalities and statistics, illustrated with drawings and numerous photographic portraits taken especially for this book. THE TWO CHAPTER, 80-PAGE SECTION ON AMERICAN GOLF IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTING, being divided into "Golf-The Women" and "Golf-The Men" written by the sport's recent champions, Ruth Underhill and Beatrix Hoyt, and H.M. Harriman and Findley S. Douglas, and featuring the leading competitors in the field, as well as tournament statistics for 1895-1900.There is a large, six chapter, 53-page section on COURT-TENNIS AND RACQUETS, along with three chapters (48 pages) on LAWN TENNIS; four chapters (43 pages) on POLO (the chapter "Polo in England" being written by Foxhall Keene); chapters on FOX HUNTING, COACHING (by Oliver H.P. Belmont), MOTORING, and a final four chapters (80 pages) on sail and steam YACHTING by H.B. Duryea and W.P. Stephens. A MONUMENTAL AND BEAUTIFUL RECORD OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY SPORT.

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        Kim

      Doubleday, Page & Company 1901 - Green, gilt, and black cover. Illustrated by ten unusual photographs of carvings depicting characters in book. Very light wear, slight tear at top of spine end. This is a lovely book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panoramic bromide photograph of Honolulu

      King Brothers, Hawaii 1901 - First edition, oblong folio, approx. 6.25 x 28.5"; very minor creasing to upper left corner, one small chip to upper left corner measuring 1/8 x 5/16", otherwise a beautifully preserved image in double-matte wooden frame.Scarce panoramic photograph taken by Melven Vaniman (1866-1912), using a panoramic camera of his own design, fitted with a Goerz lens of ten inches focus. In order to catch the shot, Vaniman climbed to the top of the tallest mast on the barque Gerard C. Tobey, and lashed himself with the camera and his apparatus to it. There was tremendous wind, the camera- box was nearly a yard long and over a foot wide, and he nearly fell with them as he tried to take the image.Vaniman began his storied career as a panoramic photographer in Hawaii where he worked until 1904, and was known as an adventurer and businessman whose nickname was the Acrobatic Photographer. He shot images from gas balloons, ship masts, tall buildings, and even a home made 30 meter pole, and later became a famous aviator and balloonist. See: British Journal of Photography, Vol. 48, Supplement, May 3, 1902, pp. 33-34; and, A Different Perspective: Vaniman the Acrobatic Photographer, 2007. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Export-Atlas

      FREYTAG, Gustav. Export-Atlas für Welthandel und Industrie. 6 pp text. Illustrated with one folding map of the world, 20 maps and 8 charts all done in chromolithography. Oblong folio, 265 x 395 mm, bound in publisher's illustrated blue cloth. Vienna: G. Freytag & Berndt, ND [1901]. |~||~||~||~| An imaginative example of early twentieth-century book design, perhaps inspired by Walker's Statistical Atlas of the United States, published in 1874. The information on World trade is extremely interesting, but it is the design which makes this book far more so. Each of the maps is surrounded by coloured charts which anticipate the work of Otto Neurath in the Vienna of the 1930's. The overall impact of the book design results in the book as an object transcending its subject matter. A rare work with OCLC listing 11 copies, of which only 2 are in the US, 6 are in Germany, 2 in Holland and 1 in France. A fine copy.

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War, a scarce binding variant with interesting provenance

      London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1901. Second edition, second printing. Hardcover. This is the second printing of the Silver Library edition of Churchill's first book, notable for being a rare binding variant in superior condition with interesting provenance, including both Churchill's alma mater and the British embassy in Paris. The Story of the Malakand Field Force was based on Churchill's exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. While Churchill had previously applied his pen as a published correspondent, this was his first book-length work and he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." Publication of the first edition of 1898 was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. In part because of the errors in the first edition which so vexed Churchill, the publisher also issued a second edition less than a year after the first in January 1899. This Silver Library edition was the first to incorporate the author's corrections in the text, making this an important and highly collectable edition. Unfortunately, the maroon boards proved highly susceptible to fading and wear, the paper easily browned and became brittle, and the binding often cracked. Here is the second and final printing of the Silver Library edition. Of the only 1,000 copies of this printing, just 337 were recorded as sold, so they are quite scarce. This particular copy is rarer still. Bibliographer Ronal Cohen (Vol. I, A1.3.c, p.22) and Richard Langworth (p.22) note a binding variant, bound in a smooth, medium red cloth distinctly different from the textured maroon cloth common to the Silver Library edition. This variant is slightly smaller than the standard Silver Library binding as well, with slightly trimmed text block, and the spine print and decoration in black instead of gilt. This particular copy of the variant binding differs further, with incorrect date of "1726" remaining on the endpapers, instead of the corrected "1724" date usually present on second printing copies. Moreover, the distinctive swan and ship endpapers have a pronounced red hue, rather than the more tan appearance of typical Silver Library edition endpapers. Condition is very good plus. The binding remains tight, with minor wear to extremities. The spine shows only slight color shift and the faint outline of what may have once been a sticker above the publisher's ship device. The contents are particularly bright and well preserved for a Silver Library edition, with only modest age-toning to the page edges. All maps are present and pristine, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. This copy also boasts interesting provenance. The title page verso bears a prize certificate from Churchill's Alma Mater, Harrow School, filled out in pencil by hand for the "Summer" term of 1906, and awarded as a "Prize for Good Work sent up to the Head Master" to "W. H. S. Spurrier". On the title page itself is circular ink stamp of the "AMBASSADE BRITANNIQUE PARIS" with the words "SERVICE D'INFORMATION (DOCUMENTATION) within and the numbers "923" inked directly above the stamp. The only other previous ownership marks we find are the words "RESERVE STOCK" stamped in red ink on the first free endpaper and a tiny "Times Book Club" of London sticker affixed to the lower rear pastedown. A singular copy of a collectible edition. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.3.c, Woods/ICS A1(ba.2), Langworth p.22.

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        LES PRINCIPAUX MANUSCRITS DE CHANTS GREGORIEN, AMBROISIEN, MOZARABE,GALLICAN - PUBLIES EN FAC SIMILES PHOTOTYPIQUES / TOME VII DE LA PALEOGRAPHIE MUSICALE : ANTIPHONIUM TONALE MISSARUM - XIe siecle-CODEX H 159 DE LA bIBLIOTHEQUE DE L'ECOLE DE MEDECIN

      SOCIETE DE SAINT-JEAN L'EVANGELISTE / DESCLEE, LEFEBVRE ET CIE 1901 - R320067765: 377 pages augmentées de nombreuses phrases musicales - 1 etiquette collée en coiffe en pied - plats et contre-plats jaspés - titres et tomaison dorés sur 2 pieces de titre . 1 - SERIE // NOTA : La Paléographie musicale est une série de publications, composée principalement des photographies et des fac-similés de manuscrits, et fondée auprès de l'abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes en 1889 par Dom André Mocquereau, afin de promouvoir les études scientifiques et la restauration du chant grégorien In-Folio Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 200-RELIGION [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Decorative Flower Studies for the Use of Artists, Designers, Students, and Others

      B. T. Batsford, London 1901 - Folio. (4)pp., 40/40 plates. Original illustrated light green cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Decorative endpapers. Illustrated title page. A collection of forty colored lithographs printed in facsimile of the original drawings accompanied by studies of detail from each subject, and descriptive notes and line drawings on separate plates. Beautifully rendered in delicate pastel colors. The selection of objects has been made from an artist's, not a botanical viewpoint. The elaborate descriptions point to the multiple possibilities for the decorative potential throughout the growing process of each flower. The line drawings on verso of each description are included to provide a basis for ornamental development. Complete. Binding rubbed with some soiling and several closed tears along front joint of spine. First half of block separated from spine. Foxing on first four pages affecting the image of first plate. Light smudging and age-toning in rest of book not affecting images. Binding and interior in overall fair to good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The First Men In The Moon

      London, George Newnes,, 1901.. Octavo, pp. [viii] + 342. Bound in recent full dark blue morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, gilt rule to boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Original board and spine bound into the back. Frontispiece and eleven monochrome plates. A fine copy. First edition.

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        The picture of Dorian Gray.

      Charles Carrington, Paris 1901.. 8°, fester Kartoneinband (?), 334 Seiten. hinten steht noch "The Gresham Press, Unwin Brothers, Woking and London". Private binding in a black fabric feeling like tissue, 1. Page is wonderful Exlibris by "Dr. Walter C.H. Osborne" (showing viking-boat with naked man and eagle - page fixed on 1. Book-page probably by Osborne himself). With handwritten words on 1. Book page. Etwas fingerfleckig (Privateinband abfärbend), Einband berieben, sonst gut / bit spotted, private binding colours a bit (e.g. your hands that hold the books)

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        The Serious Poems

      London: George Newnes,, 1901. Octavo (200 x 130 mm). Contemporary Art Nouveau binding by Cedric Chivers in green full morocco with a hand-painted vellum vignette of an angel surrounded by doves to the front board, with the calligraphic caption "We make all melodies our care", smooth spine with gilt titles direct, decoration to spine and boards in gilt and blind, bevelled boards, turn-ins ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled enpapers. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, Spine and front board a little faded, spine with some minor scuffing, tanning to outer edges of free endpapers, mild finger-marking to limitation page, else contents exceptionally bright. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 19 of 30 copies on Japanese vellum signed by H. Granville Fell. A beautiful example of Cedric Chivers's work.

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        Chinese Turkestan with Caravan and Gun

      London: Rivington's, 1901. First edition. Illustrated, with folding map at back. xii, 207 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth. Slight rubbing at extremities, a near fine copy, recased with new endpapers. Account of Church's journey with J.V. Phelps from Srinagar to Leh, then on to Yarkand and Kuldja, in pursuit of wapiti, ibex, roe deer. "the author also provides excellent descriptions of the terrain and of the indigenous peoples" (Czech).

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        Ölgemälde: Hittfelder Mühle.

      - Ölgemälde in erdigen Tönen der Hittfelder Mühle, rechts unten mit *Seitz* signiert, Öl auf Platte. ( Seitz, Philipp Karl: * 1901 - 1982 ) Bildmaße: 14,5 x 20,5 cm, gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 23 x 29 cm ). Undatiert ( ca. 1930-1940 ). Verso mit altem Klebezettel der Galerie Commeter mit handschriftlicher Bezeichnung *Seitz, Hittfelder Mühle *. Guter Zustand. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Historische Städtebilder Band I. Erfurt.

      Berlin (E. Wasmuth) (1901).. (4), 22 Textseiten, 29 Lichtdrucktafeln mit 39 fotografischen Ansichten. Lose in Orig.-Halbleinenmappe, 49,5 x 33 cm (Mappe bestoßen und beschabt; Textseiten teils stockfleckig. Tafeln sauber). * Dokumentation des alten Erfurt in hochwertigem Lichtdruck. Die bebilderte Einleitung liefert eine detaillierte Beschreibung der vorgestellten Bauten: Peterskirche, Dom (Marienkirche), Severikirche, Barfüsserkirche, Predigerkirche, Augustinerkirche, Reglerkirche, Universität, Wohnhäuser: zum Rothen Stern, zur Hohen Lilie, zum Goldenen Hecht, Waagegasse 2, zum Rothen Ochsen (Fischmarkt 7), zum Breiten Herde (Fischmarkt, zum Stockfisch (Johannisstr. 169), Haus Ecke Mariengasse / Löwengasse, das Königliche Regierungsgebäude, das Königliche Hauptsteuer-Amtsgebäude u.a.

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        The Works of Shakespeare: Booklovers Edition (38 Volume Set)

      New York: The University Society. 1901. Hardcover. A charming, compact, nearly complete 38-volume set of the works of William Shakespeare. (Missing are "Love's Labour's Lost", "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and "The Two Noble Kinsmen".) Also included are a volume of Shakespeare's Poems and Sonnets, a full-volume Topical Index by Evangeline M. O'Connor, and a full-volume "Life of Shakespeare" by Israel Gollancz. Each volume with a bright tissue-protected frontis illustration from the play presented (or other Shakespeare-related aspect). Each play with Prefaces, Glossaries, Critical Notes and Method of Study by Israel Gollancz. --- In maroon quarter leather over tightly-woven maroon cloth. Each volume with gilt-stamped titling on spine and maroon topstain. --- Volumes are generally in Good to Very Good condition. Most volumes with some chafing to leather at spine ends. "Julius Caesar" missing about 1/4 of the spine strip. Many with rubbing to spines. Generally, interiors clean, firm and unmarked, though a few with small tears. Prior owner's catalog sticker on front paste-downs. Overall, a very handsome set containing most of the prolific Bard's comedies, tragedies and histories. (NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall .

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        23 Bände. Nietzsche, Friedrich: Werke. Kröner / Naumann Vlg., 1901-1926.

      . 23 Bände. Nietzsche, Friedrich: Werke. Kröner Vlg., 1901-1926. Alle Bände ausser 3 und 15 in identischer Ausstattung. 3 und 15 in differenter (grüner) Bindung, jedoch ebenso Halbleder. Mischauflage, vereinzelt in Erstauflage. Nietzsche's Werke. Je gr.8°, Halbledereinband, teils mit aufklappbaren Facsimiles. Teils Kröner Vlg., Leipzig, teils Naumann Vlg., Leipzig. Einbände minimal berieben, teils mit leicht angewetzten Kanten, sonst schöner Zustand, wenn nicht unten anders angegeben. Erste Abtheilung [Abteilung]. Bd. I: Die Geburt der Tragödie, unzeitgemäße Betrachtungen (1917, eine s-w-Abb., 606 St., Schnitte mit Fleckchen); Bd. II: Menschliches Allzumenschliches, Erster Bd. (1921, 444 St.); Bd. III: Menschliches Allzumenschliches, Zweiter Band (1916, 25.Tsd., 391 St.); Bd. IV: Morgenröthe (1917, 384 St.); Bd. V: Die fröhliche Wissenschaft (1921, 375 St.); Bd. VI: Also sprach Zarathustra (1923, 332-334.Tsd., 523 St.); Bd. VII: Jenseits von Gut und Böse, Zur Genealogie der Moral (o.J., ca. 500 St.); Bd. VIII: Der Fall Wagner, Götzen-Dämmerung, Nietzsche contra Wagner, Umwerthung aller Werthe (1. Buch Der Antichrist), Dichtungen (1919, 487 St.); Zweite Abtheilung: Bd. IX: Nachgelassene Werke, aus den Jahren 1869-1872 (1903, 2. völlig neu gestaltete Ausgabe, 1.-2.Tsd., 474 St.); Bd. X: Nachgelassene Werke, aus den Jahren 1872/73-1875/76 (1903, 2. völlig neu gestaltete Ausgabe, 1.-2.Tsd., 528 St.); Bd. XI: Nachgelassene Werke 1875/76-1880/1881 (1919, 3.Ausgabe, 422 St.); Bd. XII: Nachgelassene Werke 1881-1886 (1919, neugestaltete Ausgabe 3. Aufl., 437 St.); Bd. XIII: Nachgelassene Werke (1903, 1.-2.Tsd., 383 St.); Bd. XIV: Nachgelassene Werke, Unveröffentliches aus der Umwerthungszeit 1882/83-1888 (1904, 1.-2.Tsd., 442 St.); Bd. XV: Ecce homo, Der Wille zur Macht 1.u.2.Buch (1901, 539 St.); Bd. XVI: Der Wille zur Macht, 3.u.4.Buch (1911, 2. völlig neu gestaltete und vermehrte Ausgabe, 11.-12.Tsd., 560 St., Rücken mit Kratzer); Dritte Abtheilung: Bd. XVII: Philologica Erster Band, Gedrucktes und Ungedrucktes aus den Jahren 1866-1877, hrsgg.v. Ernst Holzer (1910, 352 St.); Bd. XVIII: Philologica zweiter Band, Unveröffentlichtes zur Litteraturgeschichte, Rhetorik und Rhythmik, hrsgg.v. Otto Crusius (1912, 340 St.); Bd. XIX: Philologica dritter Band, Unveröffentlichtes zur antiken Religion und Philosophie, hrsgg.v. Otto Crusius u. Wilhelm Nestle (1913, 462 St.). Bd. XX: Register-Band. Nietzsche-Register, alphabetisch-systematische Übersicht zu Nietzsches Werken nach Begriffen, Kernsätzen und Namen, im Auftrage des Nietzsche-Archivs ausgearbeitet von Richard Oehler (1926, 468 St.). Dazu 3 Bde. in identischer Bindung: Förster-Nietzsche, Elisabeth: Das Leben Friedrich Nietzsche's (Naumann 1895, 1897, 1904, Bde. 1, 2.1, 2.2, 380 und zus. 944 Seiten, je mit Besitzervermerken und berieben, sonst gut)..

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        The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War, a scarce binding variant with interesting provenance

      London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1901. Second edition, second printing. Hardcover. This is the second printing of the Silver Library edition of Churchill's first book, notable for being a rare binding variant in superior condition with interesting provenance, including both Churchill's alma mater and the British embassy in Paris. The Story of the Malakand Field Force was based on Churchill's exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. While Churchill had previously applied his pen as a published correspondent, this was his first book-length work and he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." Publication of the first edition of 1898 was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. In part because of the errors in the first edition which so vexed Churchill, the publisher also issued a second edition less than a year after the first in January 1899. This Silver Library edition was the first to incorporate the author's corrections in the text, making this an important and highly collectable edition. Unfortunately, the maroon boards proved highly susceptible to fading and wear, the paper easily browned and became brittle, and the binding often cracked. Here is the second and final printing of the Silver Library edition. Of the only 1,000 copies of this printing, just 337 were recorded as sold, so they are quite scarce. This particular copy is rarer still. Bibliographer Ronal Cohen (Vol. I, A1.3.c, p.22) and Richard Langworth (p.22) note a binding variant, bound in a smooth, medium red cloth distinctly different from the textured maroon cloth common to the Silver Library edition. This variant is slightly smaller than the standard Silver Library binding as well, with slightly trimmed text block, and the spine print and decoration in black instead of gilt. This particular copy of the variant binding differs further, with incorrect date of "1726" remaining on the endpapers, instead of the corrected "1724" date usually present on second printing copies. Moreover, the distinctive swan and ship endpapers have a pronounced red hue, rather than the more tan appearance of typical Silver Library edition endpapers. Condition is very good plus. The binding remains tight, with minor wear to extremities. The spine shows only slight color shift and the faint outline of what may have once been a sticker above the publisher's ship device. The contents are particularly bright and well preserved for a Silver Library edition, with only modest age-toning to the page edges. All maps are present and pristine, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. This copy also boasts interesting provenance. The title page verso bears a prize certificate from Churchill's Alma Mater, Harrow School, filled out in pencil by hand for the "Summer" term of 1906, and awarded as a "Prize for Good Work sent up to the Head Master" to "W. H. S. Spurrier". On the title page itself is circular ink stamp of the "AMBASSADE BRITANNIQUE PARIS" with the words "SERVICE D'INFORMATION (DOCUMENTATION) within and the numbers "923" inked directly above the stamp. The only other previous ownership marks we find are the words "RESERVE STOCK" stamped in red ink on the first free endpaper and a tiny "Times Book Club" of London sticker affixed to the lower rear pastedown. A singular copy of a collectible edition. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.3.c, Woods/ICS A1(ba.2), Langworth p.22.

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        Class of 1904 Vassar College Scrapbook - Freshmen and Sophomore Years

      Poughkeepsie, New York, 1901. Scrapbook. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover "Memorabilia of College Days" scrapbook assembled by Electa Louise Lee. Approximately 14"x11"x2". 42 full and partial pages; almost all with multiple items attached. Some with explanatory text provided by Ms. Lee. Additionally includes about 100 sheets of 3"x5" papers with pencil drawings of college life, presumably done by Ms. Lee and her friends, as well as another 100 sheets of 3"x5" papers with short pencil notes to Ms. Lee left by friends, presumably while she was not in her dorm room. Scrapbook is disbound and missing the rear cover. The heavy card pages are brittle and chipped along the edges, occasionally damaging the attached items. Parts of several pages are missing. This is a wonderful collection of ephemeral mementos documenting the life of a popular and active student at one of America's premier turn-of-the-century woman's colleges who participated in many academic and extracurricular activities. The scrapbook contains approximately 125 items including an informational booklet about the school, newspaper clipping about Vassar athletes and their records, Lee's drawings, many event programs and tickets (opera, plays, concerts, recitals, a Paderewski performance, etc.), humorous scraps, quotations, many event announcements (receptions, a performance by the Svengalis, etc.), a dance card with pencil, notes and letters, a wishbone, a thin twig, class schedules, year-end examinations, valentines, a letter from the Superintendent of New York Prisons providing information for Lee to use in a debating contest, basketball booster information (dress, cheers, etc.), a baggage tag, and much more. After graduating, Ms. Lee (who was from Honesdale, Pennsylvania) became a teacher and served in the Red Cross during World War One.

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        Group of 14 offprints from Becquerel's library, with laid-in spectrogram.

      1901 - With Original Spectrogram Annotated by Stark & Becquerel Stark, Johannes (1874-1957). Group of 15 offprints and 1 spectrogram, as listed below. Various sizes. V.p., 1901-8. Most with original printed wrappers. Very good (see below for individual condition statements). From the library of French physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) and his family, with characteristic gummed labels on front wrappers / first leaves of all but one of the offprints. Boxed. First / First Separate Editions. A collection of papers from an especially productive period in Stark's career, during which he discovered the Doppler effect in canal rays (1905), a phenomenon he took as confirmation of Planck's quantum theory. Stark received the Nobel Prize in 1919 for this achievement and for his discovery of the splitting of spectral lines in an electric field (1913)--the "Stark effect," which was later incorporated into both quantum and wave mechanics. He was one of the most effective early advocates of quantum theory, publishing a large number of papers on the subject, and founding the Jahrbuch der Radioaktivitat und Elektronik in 1904 to spread word about new developments in physics, particularly particle physics. Several of Stark's papers published after 1907 were on various applications of Planck's quantum relation (e = hn), which he used "in particular, in connection with his views on atomic and molecular structure to explain the properties of series and band spectra and the fluorescence of organic substances. At the same time he continued, together with Wilhelm Steubing of the University of Greifswald, to do research on the Doppler effect of hydrogen canal rays"(Mehra & Rechenberg I, p. 103). He remained in the forefront of research in this area until 1913, when he inexplicably turned against both quantum theory and the general theory of relativity. A highlight of the present collection is an original hydrogen spectrogram (found laid into paper no. 11; see below) labelled by Stark in ink with the symbols "Hb," "Hg," "Hd," "He" and "Hz" denoting various groups of spectral lines. Stark's 1905 discovery of the Doppler effect in hydrogen canal rays had made him quite famous among physicists: Mehra and Rechenberg cite a 1908 letter to Stark from Sommerfeld in which Sommerfeld asked for "a spare spectrogram [i.e., a photograph showing the structure of the line emitted by hydrogen canal rays] which I would like to use in my lectures, but more importantly for the purpose of converting myself definitively to Planck's fundamental hypothesis" (Mehra & Rechenberg, I, pp. 101-2). This collection of materials is from the library of Henri Becquerel, who may have made a similar request of Stark. At the top of the spectrogram is Becquerel's note "J. Stark Phys. Zeitsch. 7 355-361 1906," a reference to Stark's 1906 paper, "Zur Kenntnis der Bandenspektren" (not included here). Among the offprints in the collection are papers on electrical conduction in gases (Stark's main field of interest), spectroscopy and the Doppler effect in canal rays of both hydrogen and oxygen. Twentieth Century Physics I, pp. 148, 154. Mehra & Rechenberg, Hist. Dev. Quantum Theory, I, pp. 99-105. 1. Das Gesetz des Kathodenfalls. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 2 (1901). 4pp. Without wrappers (as issued?). Gummed label on first leaf. Creased horizontally. 2. Uber die Beziehung zwischen Kathodenfall und Stromstarke. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 3 (1902). 2pp. Single sheet, without wrappers as issued. 3. Ueber Ionisierung von Gasen durch Ionenstoss. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 7 (1902). 417-439pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 4. Ionentheorie der elektrischen Selbstentladung. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 7 (1902). 919-931pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 5. Nachtrag Uber die Gultigkeitsgrenze des Ohm'schen Gesetzes. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 7 (1902). 932-934pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 6 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Harriman Alaska Expedition. Three volume set of the first editions; two in jackets

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1901, v.3 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. T.e.gilt., deckled edges. Vol. I sports a stain to p. 108 into about six words & slight moisture marking to lower fore edge intermittently pp. 39-110; 130-155(not affecting images or text); otherwise fine. Volumes one and two in scarce canvas jackets. Volume two & three include photogravures by Edward S. Curtis. ; Quarto; Additional images and further information provided upon request. Please note this set will require additional postage. .

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        Collection of 29 offprints, mostly on liquid crystals. ex-libris Becquerel and von Karman

      1901 - Lehmann, Otto (1855-1922). Group of 29 offprints, pamphlets, etc., as listed below. Various sizes. V.p., 1901-13. Original wrappers or without wrappers as issued; see below for detailed condition statements. 21 of the items are from the library of Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) and his family; these bear the characteristic gummed label on the front or back wrapper. The remainder are from the library of Theodore von Karman (1881-1963), with his characteristic cataloguing stamp and docketing. First / First Separate Editions. Lehmann discovered liquid crystals, defined as "collections of long molecules tending statistically to lie along a specific direction" (Twentieth Cent. Phys., III, p. 1540); these have found numerous industrial and technological uses in the 20th century. Lehmann made his discovery in 1888-89, after the Austrian botanist Friedrich Reinitzer had sent him some cholesteric esters which showed two distinct melting points about 30 degrees apart. Lehmann determined "that the cloudy intermediate phase [between the two melting points] contained areas that possessed a molecular structure similar to that of solid crystals, and he called this phase 'liquid crystal'. . . . Lehmann's work stimulated much research in this area as well as studies to find technical applications of the phenomenon, and these efforts are still continuing" (DSB). Lehmann published two important books on liquid crystals (1904 & 1911), as well as about 120 papers in scientific journals; the present collection represents about one-fifth of his output of articles. Twenty-one of the items in this collection are from the library of Nobel laureate Henri Becquerel and his family. Becquerel and his son Jean both performed important research on crystals, with the latter's scientific career being primarily devoted to examination of the effect of a magnetic field on a crystal's optical properties. The remainder of this collection's offprints are from the library of Hungarian physicist Theodore von Karman, who in 1912 co-authored with Max Born the theory of crystal lattices. 1. Ueber Elektrisirung der Luft durch Glimmentladung. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 6 (1901). 661-680pp. Fold. plate. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 2. Der dunkel Kathodenraum. Offprint from Verh. Naturwiss. Vereins 15 (1902). 55pp. Text diagrams. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 2 leaves loose. 3. Gasentladungen in weiten Gefassen. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 7 (1902). 28pp. 2 fold. col. plates. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 4. Die Gleichgewichtsform fester und flussiger Kristalle. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 17 (1905). 728-734pp. Text diagrams. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 5. Naherungsweise Bestimmung der Doppelbrechung fester und flussiger Kristalle. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 18 (1905). 796-807pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 6. Drehung der Polarisationsebene und der Absorptions-richtung bei flussigen Kristallen. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 18 (1905). 808-810pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 7. Homotropie und Zwillingsbildung bei fliessend-weichen Kristallen. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 19 (1906). 9pp. Text illustration. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 8. Fliessend-kristallinische Trichiten, deren Kraftwirkungen und Bewegungserscheinungen. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 19 (1906). 22-35pp. Text illustration. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. Light spotting. 9. Dampf- und Losungstension an krummen Flachen. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 7 (1906). 3pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, creased horizontally, gummed label on front wrapper. 10. Die Farbenerscheinungen bei fliessenden Kristallen. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 7 (1906). 7pp. Text diagrams. Orig. ptd. wrappers, creased horizontally, gummed label on back wrapper. 11. Die Gestaltungskraft fliessender Kristalle. Offprint f [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sammlung der Drucksachen des Preussisches Hauses der Abgeordnenten, 19. Legislaturperiode, III. Session, 1901, in zwei voluminösen Bänden cpl.

      Moeser, Berlin 1901 - Enthält die Drucksachen des Jahres 1901 in diesen 2 Bänden cpl. Mit den Drucksachen Nr. 1 - 156. Mit zahlreichen Tabellen sowie einigen farbigen, teils mehrfach ausfaltbaren, großen Karten. ( Drucksache 23: " Entwurf eines Gesetzes, betreffend die Herstellung und den Ausbau von Kanälen und Flußläufen im Interesse des Schiffsverkehrs und der Landeskultur, und die über die Kanalisierung der Weser von Hameln bis Bremen am 15.März 1899 zwischen Preussen und Bremen sowie zwischen Preussen, Braunschweig und Bremen und am 1. April 1899 zwischen Preussen und Lippe abgeschlossenen Staatsverträge mit den zugehörigen Schlußprotokollen ". Mit einer Übersichtskarte der Wasserstraßen Preussens und der angrenzenden Länder ( zweifach )/ Karte des Verkehrs auf Deutschen Wasserstraßen im Jahre 1895 / Rhein-Elbe-Kanal: Übersichtsplan und Längenschnitt / Dortmund-Rhein-Kanal ( Laar-Herne) Emscherthallinie: Übersichtsplan / Übersichtskarte der Märkischen Wasserstraßen ( mehrfach ) / Wasserstraße Berlin-Hohensaathen (West-u.Ostlinie Übersichtsplan ) / Wasserstraße Berlin-Hohensaathen ( Westlinie: Längenschnitt ) / Karte des Verkehrs auf den Märkischen Wasserstraßen im Jahre 1898 / Verkehr auf der Wasserstraße Berlin-Hohensaathen im Jahre 1898 / Wasserstraße Oder-Weichsel: Übersichtsplan und Längenschnitt sowie Bromberger Kanal und Brahe /( Verbesserung der Vorflut der unteren Oder ( Übersichtsplan und Längenschnitt ) / Verbesserung der Vorfluts-u.Schiffahrsverhältnisse in der unteren Havel / Regulierung der Spree ( Übersichtsplan ). Mit der Drucksache Nr. 6: " Drucksachen des Eisenbahnraths "( 327 Seiten mit einigen Anlagen ) sowie Drucksache Nr. 7 " Bericht über die Ergebnisse des Betriebes der vereinigten preussischen und hessischen Staatseisenbahnen im Rechnungsjahr 1899 " mit 248 Seiten incl. einiger Anlagen. Vor den einzelnen Drucksachen meist ein Inhaltsverzeichnis. Goldgeprägte Ohln, 4°. Einbände etwas berieben, Kanten bestoßen. Innen Exlibris, Bibliotheksvermerke, Buchschnitt stärker angestaubt. 1 Lage verkehrt herum eingebunden. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Master Key. An Electrical Fairy Tale Founded Upon the Mysteries of Electricity and the Optimism of Its Devotees. It Was Written for Boys, But Others May Read It

      Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company Publishers, [1901]. First Edition, First State. IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION. 8vo. [18], 1-245 pp. Complete with 12 color plates plus b/w illustrations in the text by Fanny Y. Corey. Bound in original publisher's green, gilt, front panel with illustrated paper overlay (very minor wear). Protected by mylar sleeve THE MYSTERIES OF ELECTRICITY, here told by the creator of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, and presented in the form of science-fiction for boys and girls. Indeed, The Master Key is "a strange story of the electrical Demon, treating of powers that dominate all nature" (The New York Times, November 9, 1901). -- Baum's novel was inspired by his own son's obsession for all things electrical. The protagonist of the story, Rob Joslyn, is in most respects an ordinary American teenager; his one distinguishing peculiarity is his passion for the new science and craft of electricity. He has his own laboratory in the attic of the family home, and has rigged the house with his electrical gadgets. One day, amid the bewildering cluster of circuits and wires in his workshop, Rob causes a blinding flash of light, from which emerges the DEMON OF ELECTRICITY. -- Our copy belongs to the First edition, First State according to Schiller (no. 77) with "The Bowen-Merrill Company" on copyright measuring 1 21/32 inches in length. Baughman, no. 77: "This 'fairy tale founded upon the wonders of electricity' might be considered a venture into the realm of science fiction. It is the story of a boy who, in the course of his experimentations with the electrical equipment that fills his room, accidentally touches the Master Key and summons up the Demon of Electricity." -- Baum begins his story with a short note to the reader titled "Who Knows?" ("The impossibilities of yesterday become the accepted facts of today") and a quote on wonder from Samuel Taylor Coleridge. -- REFERENCES: Carrie L. Hedges. "The Master Key: Its Electrical Origins." The Baum Bugle, Vol. 45 No. 3 (Winter 2001), pp. 6-12. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years, no. 136. Anatomy of Wonder (1987), no. 5-9. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870-1930, no. 49. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 29.

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        AliceÕs Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Harper & Brothers, 1901. 8vo, xvii, 193 pp. with frontispiece portrait of Carroll, forty black and white plates by Newell, and decorative page borders in green by Robert Murray Wright. Original white paper boards and green dustjacket, both with titles and embossed image of Alice in gilt. Boards slightly spotted, jacket fading to brown and cracking at folds, complete but for a chip in the crown of the spine and very rarely seen better. First edition illustrated by Peter Newell. Newell was the first major illustrator to tackle CarrollÕs work after Tenniel (RackhamÕs Alice was not published until 1907) and the first to depart significantly from TennielÕs vision, opening the door to the many varied interpretations of the twentieth century. His soft pencil drawings emphasize the comedy in the book and often depict moments that Tenniel and the intervening illustrators ignored, such as the three sisters who lived at the bottom of the well and the moment the hedgehog croquet balls commence to fight. An important milestone in the history of AliceÕs Adventures in Wonderland.

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        The Book of Sport

      New York: J.F. Taylor, 1901. Autograph edition, no. 24 of 50 copies. Hand-colored frontispiece in vol. I (The Girl Who Rides, painting by Henry Hutt), inserted hand-colored frontispiece in vol. II (Off Sandy Hook, painting by J. Verrier) not called for in contents. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings; in this edition, the frontispieces and many of the small illustrations have been hand colored. xvi, [1]-280; [iv], [281]-554, [2] pp. 2 vols. Folio. Full green morocco, gilt sporting device centered on upper cover with thistles as cornerpieces, panelled spine also gilt with thistles, t.e.g., others uncut, by H. Blackwell. Fine. One of 50 copies, Superbly Bound An imposing compilation of sporting personalities and statistics, illustrated with drawings and numerous photographic portraits taken especially for this book. THE TWO CHAPTER, 80-PAGE SECTION ON AMERICAN GOLF IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTING, being divided into "Golf-The Women" and "Golf-The Men" written by the sport's recent champions, Ruth Underhill and Beatrix Hoyt, and H.M. Harriman and Findley S. Douglas, and featuring the leading competitors in the field, as well as tournament statistics for 1895-1900. There is a large, six chapter, 53-page section on COURT-TENNIS AND RACQUETS, along with three chapters (48 pages) on LAWN TENNIS; four chapters (43 pages) on POLO (the chapter "Polo in England" being written by Foxhall Keene); chapters on FOX HUNTING, COACHING (by Oliver H.P. Belmont), MOTORING, and a final four chapters (80 pages) on sail and steam YACHTING by H.B. Duryea and W.P. Stephens. A MONUMENTAL AND BEAUTIFUL RECORD OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY SPORT.

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        Only Perfect Flour Makes Perfect Bread. N.T. Swezey's Son & Co. Flour. 224 Produce Exchange. New York. Est. 1835

      New York: J. Ottman Lith Co. N.Y. 1901. (Poster) Very good. Artist Unknown. Original Calendar 16.5" X 23.5" in heavy wooden frame 22" X 28". In very good condition. Some small light stains and minor wrinkling. Small date block printed onto calendar below image (not tear off style). A beautiful vintage image. N. T. (Noah Terry) Swezey was a flour merchant in New York City. He ran a successful business for over forty years at 176 South St., and was one of the founders of the New York Produce Exchange. The calendar shows an image of two angelic children, one caucasian and one african american playing with a barrel and sack of flour..

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        "The Day of the Rabblement" [published in Two Essays. "A Forgotten Aspect of the University Question" by F.J.C. Skeffington and "The Day of the Rabblement" by James A. Joyce]

      Dublin: Gerrard Bros, 1901. First edition of Joyce's second published work, one of 85 published. 8 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pink printed wrappers, stapled. Faint crease marks from prior folding, small stain to top margin. In red cloth drop box. Joyce's Second Published Work The first edition of Joyce's second published work, and his first appearance in a book, one of only 85 copies printed (his first appearance was a review of Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken published in the Fortnightly Review the previous year). Joyce's essay, written when he was a nineteen-year-old student at University College, Dublin, is an attack on the Irish Literary Theater and its founders - Yeats, Moore and Martyn. He accuses them of abandoning the high ideals of the Theater's founding and catering to popular tastes, becoming "the property of the rabblement of the most belated race in Europe." The essay appears here in print with school friend F.J.C. Skeffington's essay advocating equal university rights for women. Both essays were first rejected ("refused insertion by the Censor") by St. Stephen's, the newspaper of the University College, Dublin, at which point Joyce and Skeffington gathered the 2 pounds 5 shillings necessary to have the essays printed at a local stationery shop.

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        The Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      [London: Sold by Hacon & Ricketts, The Vale Press, 17 Craven Street, Strand & John Lane, New York, 1901. One of 300 copies. Decorated by Charles Ricketts. (12), ccxpp.; (12), clxxxviii pp.; (12), clxxxviii pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Cream cloth, spines faded. With the bookplate of Cortlandt F. Bishop. Cortlandt Bishop Copy

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        Sonnets

      London: Johnson, 1901. Limited. hardcover. fine. Frontispiece reproduction by G.F. Watts. 32mo, full green leather with gilt floral design & leather inlays, gilt spine, all edges gilt, by Riviere. London: Brimley Johnson & Guildford: A.C. Curtis, 1901. Limited Edition. Fine Number 49 of only 60 copies on Japanese vellum. A little gem.

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        CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION. A Novel

      Grant Richards. London. 1901. First separate issue, larger untrimmed variant, inscribed by the author. Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of "To-Day", this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the beginning. Shaw explains the variant this way: "The size of the bigger copies is due to the fact that they reproduced not only the type but the format of To-day. But the booksellers objected that in this form it occupied too much room to be displayed on their stalls and counters. It was probably cut down as far as the margins would allow to meet this objection" (Laurence). Inscribed by Shaw, "This is the first Issue, which was so tall that the booksellers refused to exhibit it on their counters, as it took too much room. So it had to be cut down. G. Bernard Shaw 26/7/30." . ---- Housed in a green cloth covered chemise and quarter green morocco slip case with raised bands and gilt rules and lettering to the spine. The slip case is a little rubbed and faded to the spine but generally very good. Laurence A3.

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        Collection of 29 offprints, mostly on liquid crystals. ex-libris Becquerel and von Karman

      1901. Lehmann, Otto (1855-1922). Group of 29 offprints, pamphlets, etc., as listed below. Various sizes. V.p., 1901-13. Original wrappers or without wrappers as issued; see below for detailed condition statements. 21 of the items are from the library of Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) and his family; these bear the characteristic gummed label on the front or back wrapper. The remainder are from the library of Theodore von Karman (1881-1963), with his characteristic cataloguing stamp and docketing. First / First Separate Editions. Lehmann discovered liquid crystals, defined as "collections of long molecules tending statistically to lie along a specific direction" (Twentieth Cent. Phys., III, p. 1540); these have found numerous industrial and technological uses in the 20th century. Lehmann made his discovery in 1888-89, after the Austrian botanist Friedrich Reinitzer had sent him some cholesteric esters which showed two distinct melting points about 30 degrees apart. Lehmann determined "that the cloudy intermediate phase [between the two melting points] contained areas that possessed a molecular structure similar to that of solid crystals, and he called this phase 'liquid crystal'. . . . Lehmann's work stimulated much research in this area as well as studies to find technical applications of the phenomenon, and these efforts are still continuing" (DSB). Lehmann published two important books on liquid crystals (1904 & 1911), as well as about 120 papers in scientific journals; the present collection represents about one-fifth of his output of articles. Twenty-one of the items in this collection are from the library of Nobel laureate Henri Becquerel and his family. Becquerel and his son Jean both performed important research on crystals, with the latter's scientific career being primarily devoted to examination of the effect of a magnetic field on a crystal's optical properties. The remainder of this collection's offprints are from the library of Hungarian physicist Theodore von Karman, who in 1912 co-authored with Max Born the theory of crystal lattices. 1. Ueber Elektrisirung der Luft durch Glimmentladung. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 6 (1901). 661-680pp. Fold. plate. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 2. Der dunkel Kathodenraum. Offprint from Verh. Naturwiss. Vereins 15 (1902). 55pp. Text diagrams. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 2 leaves loose. 3. Gasentladungen in weiten Gefassen. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 7 (1902). 28pp. 2 fold. col. plates. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 4. Die Gleichgewichtsform fester und flussiger Kristalle. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 17 (1905). 728-734pp. Text diagrams. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 5. Naherungsweise Bestimmung der Doppelbrechung fester und flussiger Kristalle. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 18 (1905). 796-807pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 6. Drehung der Polarisationsebene und der Absorptions-richtung bei flussigen Kristallen. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 18 (1905). 808-810pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 7. Homotropie und Zwillingsbildung bei fliessend-weichen Kristallen. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 19 (1906). 9pp. Text illustration. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 8. Fliessend-kristallinische Trichiten, deren Kraftwirkungen und Bewegungserscheinungen. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 19 (1906). 22-35pp. Text illustration. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. Light spotting. 9. Dampf- und Losungstension an krummen Flachen. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 7 (1906). 3pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, creased horizontally, gummed label on front wrapper. 10. Die Farbenerscheinungen bei fliessenden Kristallen. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 7 (1906). 7pp. Text diagrams. Orig. ptd. wrappers, creased horizontally, gummed label on back wrapper. 11. Die Gestaltungskraft fliessender Kristalle. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 7 (1906). 11pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, creased horizontally, gummed label on back wrapper. 12. Uber flussige Kristalle. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 8 (1906). 9pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, creased horizontally, gummed label on back wrapper. 13. Flussige Kristalle und mechanische Technologie. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 8 (1906). 5pp. Text illus. Orig. ptd. wrappers, creased horizontally, gummed label on front wrapper. 14. Fliessende Kristalle und Organismen. Offprint from Arch. Entwicklungsmechanik der Organismen 21 (1906). 14pp. Double-page plate, text illus. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 15. Die Struktur der scheinbar lebenden Kristalle. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 20 (1906). 63-76pp. Text diagrams. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 16. Dir Kontinuitat der Aggregatzustande und die flussigen Kristalle. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 20 (1906). 77-86pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 17. Die Gestaltungskraft fliessender Kristalle. Offprint from Verh. Deutsch. Phys. Gesell. 8 (1906). 143-146pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. Light spotting. 18. Scheinbar lebende fliessende Kristalle. Offprint from Umschau 17 (1906). 7pp. Text illustrations. Without wrappers as issued, creased horizontally, small marginal tears. 19. Die wichtigsten Begriffe und Gesetze der Physik. . . . Berlin: Springer, 1907. 58 [2]pp. Orig. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 20. [Prospectus for] Flussige Kristalle und die Theorien des Lebens. Leipzig: Barth, 1907. [4]pp. Without wrappers as issued, gummed label on first leaf. 21. Uber die van der Waalssche Formel und die Kontinuitat der Aggregatzustande, Erwiderung an K. Fuchs. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 22 (1907). 469-480pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers, gummed label on front wrapper. 22. Einfluss von Wirbelbewegung auf die Struktur flussiger Kristalle. Offprint from Ann. Phys., 4th series, 39 (1912). 80-110pp. Text illus. Orig. ptd. wrappers. Karman's cataloguing stamp & docketing. 23. Energiequanten und Magnetonen. Offprint from Verh. Naturwiss. Vereins 24 (1912). 23pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers. Karman's cataloguing stamp & docketing. 24. Magnetische Analyse flussiger Kristalle. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 13 (1912). 10pp. 2 plates. Orig. ptd. wrappers, creased horizontally. Karman's cataloguing stamp & docketing. 25. Wahl und Benennung der Krafteinheit. Offprint from Zeit. f. Instrumentenkunde (1913). 279-280pp. Single sheet, unbound, creased horizontally. Karman's cataloguing stamp & docketing. 26. Die Beweise fur die Existenz von Molekelen und die Sichtbarmachung der Molekularstruktur von Kristallen durch Rontgenstrahlen. Offprint from Verh. Naturwiss. Vereins 25 (1913). 58pp. Text illus. Orig. ptd. wrappers, front wrapper loose. Karman's cataloguing stamp & docketing. 27. Flussige Kristalle, Molekularstruktur und Molekularkrafte. Offprint from Verh. Naturwiss. Vereins 25 (1913). 29pp. Orig. ptd. wrappers. Karman's cataloguing stamp & docketing. 28. Die Quellung flussiger Kristalle. Offprint from Phys. Zeit. 14 (1913). 5pp. Without wrappers as issued, Karman's cataloguing stamp & docketing. 29. Flussige Kristalle, Molekule und Lebewesen. Offprint from Prometheus 25 (1913). 9pp. Plate. Without wrappers as issued, Karman's cataloguing stamp & docketing.

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        Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Harper & Brothers, 1901. 8vo, xvii, 193 pp. with frontispiece portrait of Carroll, forty black and white plates by Newell, and decorative page borders in green by Robert Murray Wright. Original white paper boards and green dustjacket, both with titles and embossed image of Alice in gilt. Boards slightly spotted, jacket fading to brown and cracking at folds, complete but for a chip in the crown of the spine and very rarely seen better. First edition illustrated by Peter Newell. Newell was the first major illustrator to tackle CarrollÕs work after Tenniel (RackhamÕs Alice was not published until 1907) and the first to depart significantly from TennielÕs vision, opening the door to the many varied interpretations of the twentieth century. His soft pencil drawings emphasize the comedy in the book and often depict moments that Tenniel and the intervening illustrators ignored, such as the three sisters who lived at the bottom of the well and the moment the hedgehog croquet balls commence to fight. An important milestone in the history of AliceÕs Adventures in Wonderland.

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        The Salmon Fly. [With:] Tips

      London: The Author, 1901. First Editions. With 8 plates of hand-colored flies in the first title. 2 vols. 4to. Original purple cloth over bevelled boards. Some spotting to upper covers of first volume, else fine; second volume fine. Black quarter morocco drop box.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Harriman Alaska Expedition, Alaska Volume I: Narrative, Glaciers, Natives; Volume II: History, Geography, Resources

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901. First Edition. Cloth. Doubleday, Page & Company. Two volumes, quartos, gilt stamped green cloth, 383 pages + maps + 85 photogravure plates (some by Edward Curtis) + 39 chromolithograph plates. Many in-text engravings. Top edge gilt. First Edition of the initial publication of the Harriman Alaska Expedition which explored and documented the Alaska coast. Bookplates to front paste downs. Text and plates very good. (DH-harriman).

      [Bookseller: Anderson Butler Rare Books]
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        [Grammar of Color in Ancient Japanese Armor]. / Shoko gaishoku ichiran [i.e. Catalogue of Colour Combinations and Designs on Old Armour]

      Tokyo: Yoshikawa Hanshichi, 1901 [Meiji 34]. Original wrappers. Very good. Two volumes, small quarto publisher's decorated wrappers with printed labels; 22 + 19 folded leaves, profusely illustrated throughout with color woodblock designs. Preserved in a folding protective case. Fascinating analysis of colors and color combinations of "odoshi," the art of lacing ancient Japanese armor. This panoply of color patterns is tantamount to a grammar of color, the likes of which we have not encountered hitherto. Styles of lacing often involved diversified and imaginative patterns, as is seen herein. The dazzling array of color illustrations was executed by Kawasaki (Senko) Chitora (1835-1902), a.k.a. 'Kojitsuka', who was an authority on early Japanese armor, samurai dress and customs. Through the selection of colors, or by the patterns of lacing employed, the warrior could identify members of various clans by the particular colors used in the lacing and decoration of their armor. Indeed, the system of lacing became an art in its own right, called "odoshi-gei." Here Kojitsuka presents color lacing patterns a "sode" (specifically an o-sode) as was traditional. Popular silk braid colors include: aka (red), hi (deep orange, but wrongly translated as "scarlet"), moegi (green), yomogi (pale green), murasaki (purple), shiro (white), and kuro (black), and shiro (white), the color of mourning in Japan. The wearer of a suit of armor laced with shiro cords indicated that he did not expect to emerge from the battle alive. This two volume work, complete in itself, formed part of the remarkable Kojitsu Sosho series ("Library of Ancient Customs"), a massive effort which took seven years to create and ultimately comprised 54 volumes. Originally published in 1833, this is the second edition and is not to be confused with the 1930 reprint. Ours appears to be the only complete copy on the market.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        Indian album. Souvenir of Junagadha. Presented to H. E. Lord Northcote, governor of Bombay, by H. H. Rasulkhanji.

      Nawab of Junagadth 1901. 60 original photographs, (silver prints ca 365 x 285 mm slightly varying in size) mountred on 30 grey cardboard leaves with mounted and printed captions. Cont. brown morocco, richly gilt all over, all edges gilt. Oblong folio (465 x 380 mm). Minor rubbing to gilding else fine.. The album was given to Lord Northcote by the ruler Mohammad Rasul Khanji (1892 - 1911). A marvellous album with views of buildings, streets, campsites, landscape, portraits etc. from the city and district of Junagadh, nowadays part ot the state of Gujarat. The photographs are unfortunately not signed. - All in very good tonal ranges.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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        La belle France

      Stock 1901 - - Stock, Paris 1901, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 5 Hollande en grands papiers. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Emile Faguet. Dos insolé, fendillé et restauré, manques angulaires comblés sur les plats. - [Automatic english translation: ] Edition on current paper, it has been printed in Holland paper as 5 leading copies. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author Emile Faguet. Insolated back, cracked and restored, angular gaps filled on the boards. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        "The Day of the Rabblement" [published in Two Essays. "A Forgotten Aspect of the University Question" by F.J.C. Skeffington and "The Day of the Rabblement" by James A. Joyce]

      Dublin: Gerrard Bros, 1901. First edition of Joyce's second published work, one of 85 published. 8 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pink printed wrappers, stapled. Faint crease marks from prior folding, small stain to top margin. In red cloth drop box. Joyce's Second Published Work The first edition of Joyce's second published work, and his first appearance in a book, one of only 85 copies printed (his first appearance was a review of Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken published in the Fortnightly Review the previous year). Joyce's essay, written when he was a nineteen-year-old student at University College, Dublin, is an attack on the Irish Literary Theater and its founders - Yeats, Moore and Martyn. He accuses them of abandoning the high ideals of the Theater's founding and catering to popular tastes, becoming "the property of the rabblement of the most belated race in Europe." The essay appears here in print with school friend F.J.C. Skeffington's essay advocating equal university rights for women. Both essays were first rejected ("refused insertion by the Censor") by St. Stephen's, the newspaper of the University College, Dublin, at which point Joyce and Skeffington gathered the 2 pounds 5 shillings necessary to have the essays printed at a local stationery shop.

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        Signed First Day Cover (FDC) from President Roosevelt's well known stamp collection commemorating the 25th anniversary of airmail, Dayton, May 15, 1943, noting Dayton, Ohio as the "Birthplace of Aviation."

      The FDC is addressed to "The Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt, The White House, Washington, D. C. " To the left is a printed commemorative 24 cent stamp, "sponsored by the Dayton Philatelic Society," and to its right, Wright has signed in full, "Orville Wright." The FDC is also signed by aviation pioneer and pilot, Ruth Nichols, (1901-1960) the only woman to hold simultaneous world records for speed, altitude and distance by a female pilot. The FDC is encased in a plastic wrapper and placed atop a printed black and white photograph of the Wright Brothers historic first flight from Kitty Hawk. Below this image is a typed note indicating provenance from Roosevelt's stamp collection. "From the stamp collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, authenticated by H. R. Harmer, Inc. New York." The note is separately matted under the photograph. All pieces together In original mat and silver and brown wooden frame measuring 19" x 19" square. Roosevelt began collecting stamps when he was eight years old, introduced to the hobby by his mother, herself a stamp collector. Her philatelic collection was passed down to FDR who claimed that stamp collecting saved his life. When he died and his stamp collection went to auction, there were some 1.2 million stamps in the collection. The collection sold at H.R. Harmer, Inc. in two sales on Feb. 4-5 and Apr. 1-2, 1946. Roosevelt had a hand in what stamps were issued during his tenure in office. In a Smithsonianmag.com article on the 2009 exhibition of FDR's stamp collection, Jordan Seffen writes, "During his administration, Roosevelt played a critical role in much of the creation, design and promotion of some 200 stamps released during his time in office (1933-1945). John Finch, in his article "The Great American Stamp Collector: FDR" at stamps.about.com states, "He contributed to the design of U.S. stamps, turned Lindbergh into a philatelic flyer, promoting airmail for the USPOD - Lindy even got his own stamp, in contravention of the post office's rules against honoring the living on a stamp...." Orville Wright, born in Dayton, Ohio, was the first man to fly a motored airplane, on December 17, 1903. Wright was in Cleveland, Ohio on May 13, 1943, so very likely in Dayton on May 15, the date of the FDC. He attended the dedication of the new (at that time) National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics' Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory (later to become the Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, and later still, in 1958, taken over by NASA). In a 1945 directory, Orville Wright was listed as a member of this committee. In addition to being in Ohio, May 13 was also when the first authorized biography of the Wright Brothers ("Wright Brothers" by Fred C. Kelly) as published (Harcourt Brace & Co., New York). And another related event, in May of 1943, the Orville Wright Air Scouts Squadron was organized in Dayton. In October, 1943, FDR invited Wright to attend a dinner and be honored on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the first flights of the Wright Brothers in 1903. That event was held in December of 1943. Ruth Rowland Nichols (1901-1960) was an aviation pioneer, the only woman to hold simultaneous world records for speed, altitude and distance by a female pilot. She was the first woman to obtain a hydroplane license (1924) and the first woman pilot of a commercial passenger airline (1932). She was born in New York City into a wealthy family. As a high school graduation present, her father gave her a ride on an airplane. She graduated from Wellesley in 1924 and got her pilot's license shortly thereafter. She was a founding member, with Amelia Earhart, of the Nonety-Nines, in 1929, an organization of licensed women pilots that still exists today. During World War II, Nichols organized and headed "Relief Wings," a flying ambulance for mercy missions. She also few in the Civil Air Patrol. Nichols was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1992. Nichols' connection to Orville Wright, other than the two being pioneers of aviation, is that on November 19, 1932, when the 60-foot granite pylon commemorating the Wright Brothers flight of December 17, 1903 was unveiled, it was unveiled by Ruth Nichols. Orville Wright, of course, attended and thanked her on behalf of himself and his already deceased brother.

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        POEMS

      George Bell & Sons. London. 1901. Reprint of the Second edition, revised and with new illustrations, originally published in 1898. Fully illustrated throughout with dozens of full page and smaller illustrations in line. Attractive early leather binding by Riviere. Full red morocco. Spine with raised bands, each decorated in gilt using heart and cross tools. Compartments with elaborate floral gilt design. Gilt double ruled borders with floral corner pieces and intermittent dots, all in gilt, to the inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Some minor rubbing to the front hinge but still overall a very good copy in a beautiful early 20th century binding.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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