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        CHINA IN CONVULSION. Two Volumes in Original Dust Jackets. (Boxer Rebellion)

      New York:: Fleming H. Revell Company,, 1901. First Edition. Near Fine. TWO VOLUMES. Complete Set. Two Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printings with owner inscription ffeps, age darkening and foxing endpapers, mild stains page edges Volume II in Dust Jackets. Volume I Dust Jacket in Very Good++ condition with mild edge wear. Volume II Dust Jacket in Very Good+ condition with stain on front flap fold, rear flap fold has chips. Rare in Dust Jackets which have protected the red covers wonderfully over the last 100+ years. 8vos. xvi, 364, [viii], pp. 365-770. Illustrated including five maps, four folding.

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        Diccionario Razonado de Legislacion y Jurisprudencia [and] Supp

      1901. Escriche, Joaquin [1784-1847]. Diccionario Razonado de Legislacion y Jurisprudencia. Nueva Edicion en que van Corregidos Numerosos Yerros de las Anteriores; Aumentada con Multitud de Articulos Nuevos Sobre el Derecho Vigente en Espana y America. Lleva Ademas en un Supplemento el Codigo Comercio, La Ley de Enjuiciamiento en Materias y Causas de Comercio, La Nueva Ley de Enjuiciamiento Civil, Etc., Etc. Paris: Garnier Hermanos, [1901]. vii, 1787 pp. Main text in parallel columns. [With] Escriche, Joaquin. Pi y Arsuaga, Francisco, Editor. Novisima Edicion del Diccionario Razonado de Legislacion y Jurisprudencia. Acompanada de un Extenso Suplemento que Contiene mas de 700 Articulos con Notas y Referencias a las Principales Legislaciones Latino-Americanas y el Extracto de Diez y Seis de Sus Constituciones, Compilado, Concordado y Comentado por D. Francisco Pi y Arsuaga. Paris: Garnier Hermanos, 1901. viii, 500 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Uniform contemporary quarter calf over pebbled cloth, blind frames to boards, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt ornaments to spines, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities with minor wear, crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page. Toning and occasional light browning to text, early owner signature to front free endpaper of Diccionario, interior otherwise clean. * First published in 1831, this eminent dictionary went though several editions in the nineteenth century and reached its latest edition in 1998. Along with imprints issued in Madrid and Paris were several issued by Latin American publishers in Mexico City, Caracas, Valparaiso, Santiago and Bogata. It is a comprehensive work with lengthy descriptions. The Diccionario has an appendix that compares the Spanish constitutions of 1869 and 1876. As their titles indicate, our volumes have supplemental material about Latin America. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies identical to ours, one in North America (at the University of Michigan Law School). These editions not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Genealogy And Memoirs Of Charles And Nathaniel Stearns, And Their Descendants

      Syracuse: Courier Printing Company, 1901. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Research) VAN WAGENEN, Mrs. Avis Stearns. Genealogy And Memoirs Of Charles And Nathaniel Stearns, And Their Descendants. Syracuse: Courier Printing, 1901. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo. Toning and Foxing. PO Bookplate. Binding slightly shaken. Spotting and wear to boards. Good. $1000.00

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        Chess Digest; Containing the Opening Moves of Over Fifteen thousand Games ... 1850-1902

      4 volumes: 472 pages with diagrams, tables and appendix; 446 pages with tables and diagrams; 518 pages with diagrams and tables; 693 pages with frontispiece, diagrams, tables, appendix and index. Quarto (11" x 7 3/4") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt lettering to cover with pictorial chess board. (Betts: 49-51) First edition. Volume 1 published in 1901; volume 2 published in 1902; volume 3 published in 1903. There was a fourth volume published in 1905 which is not contained in this set. An encyclopaedia of opening practices in tabulated form. Volume one covers the Ruy Lopez, Three and Four Knights' Games, Giuoco Piano, Scotch Gambit, and Two Knights' Defence. Volume two covers Evans Gambit, Ponziani, Petroff's Defence, Philidor's Defence, and King's Gambits. Volume three covers Centre Gambit, Centre Counter Defence, French Defence, various queen's pawn openings and others. Volume 1 thru 3 include illustrative games. The variations themselves are often taken well into the middle-game, with the whole game shown in many instances. The sources of all games are given; also bibliographical references to the major publications so that the reader is able to pursue these to obtain commentaries on the games. Judgments on the positions reached in each variation are not given. Condition: Corners bumped, extremities rubbed. Dundee Chess Club Stamp on title, volume two and three front inner hinge beginning, slightly shaken, volume four front inner hinge cracked with first gathering detached, book plate on front paste down else a good to very good copy of a scare item.

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        Francis Parkman's Works. New Library Edition:

      03 - Boston - Little, Brown, and Company, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce full collection of New Library Edition of Francis Parkman's Works with photogravure illustrations to frontispieces and with maps and illustrations throughout some volumes. together with A Life of Francis Parkmanby Charles Haight Farnhamillustrated with portraits. In twelve volumes complete with an additional volume. Volumes are as follows:Pioneers of France in the New World France and England in North AmericaPart First (in one volume); The Jesuits in North America France and England in North AmericaPartSecond(in one volume); La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West France and England in North AmericaPart Third (in one volume);The Old Regime in Canada France and England in North AmericaPart Fourth(in one volume);Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV. France and England in North AmericaPart Fifth (in one volume);A Half Century of Conflict. France and England in North America Part Sixth (in two volumes);Moncalm and Wolfe. France and England in North America Part Seventh(in two volumes);The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the India War After the Conquest of Canada (in two volumes);The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life (in one volume). Francis Parkman (1823 - 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America. These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum, and author of several books on the topic. Parkman has been hailed as one of America's great historians and as a master of narrative history. His work has been praised by historians who have published essays in new editions of his work, including Pulitzer Prize winners C. Vann Woodward, Allan Nevins and Samuel Eliot Morison, along with Wilbur R. Jacobs, John Keegan, William Taylor, Mark Van Doren, David Levin, among others. Famous artists such as Thomas Hart Benton and Frederic Remington have illustrated Parkman's books. Numerous translations have spread the books around the world. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown also stating '13 volumes'. W. B. Clarke Co. Booksellers and Stationers labels to front free endpapers. Condition: In cloth bindings with decorative gilt spines. Externally, in excellent condition with minor wear to extremities and odd slight mark and slight stainsto boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Odes and Epodes of Horace With Latin Text Edited by Clement Lawrence Smith

      Boston: Bibliophile Society. 1901-1904. Limited edition. Introduction by Archbishop Ireland. Seven parts in nine volumes plus a volume of Quotations, ten volumes in all, complete. Near fine in half vellum with brown paper covered boards, spines are tanned, light wear at the spine ends and corners. Number 182 of 467 copies. Includes many illustrations signed by the artists including W.H.W. Bicknell, Howard Pyle, James Fagan, Edmund H. Garrett, which appear in two forms, one with the artist's signature and one without. .

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        The Odes & Epodes of Horace, the Latin text edited by C. L. Smith . . . with Versions, Paraphrases and explanatory Notes by eminent Scholars, Statesmen and Poets

      Boston: Bibliophile Society, 1901. 1901/04. 8 volumes bound in 10. All bear the attractive bookplate of Kirby Flower Smith. Numbered X of 467 copies. Vol. III includes an additional page noting that it is a "Complimentary Copy Printed for KIRBY FLOWER SMITH". Laid in are contemporary copies of correspondance between the Bibliophile Society and D. C. Gilman and K. F. Smith concerning the edition. A letter to Gilman dated Feb. 19, 1902 includes the sentence "While it has not been the policy of the Society to make any complimentary copies of the Horace, I have, in this instance, arranged to have one complimentary copy made for Dr. Smith. . . ." The set is nicely printed, decorated with many attractive drawings and engravings in the Art Nouveau style. illustrated by Howard Pyle, Bicknell, and others, with the plates in two states. The first state, before lettering, is signed by the artist. The first book published by the Bibliophile Society. The set is in almost fine condition. The backstrips are lightly browned, as seems usual with this set. There are some small tears in the backstrips, the worst being 1/4 inch tears at the top of Vols. V and VII. I see no other flaws. . Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Howard Pyle, James Fagan, W. H. W. Bicknell, et al. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Nobelpreis für Literatur 1901-1975., 71 Bände.

      ohne Jahreszahl. - zahllose Seiten jeweils mit einem Foto des Autors pp. Zustand: Einband mit Goldprägung und Schutzhülle. Bei dem Jahr 1901 fehlt der Umschlag. Orangener Kopfschnitt. Die Seiten sind weiß ohne nennenswerte Mängel. Sehr gut! 333Stoe Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Hero

      London: Hutchinson & Co.,, 1901. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Housed in a blue half morocco and red cloth slipcase. Extremities lightly rubbed and spine faded, some marginal spotting to leaves, but a very good copy. First edition, first impression. The scarcest of Maugham's novels, this piece of social critique was perhaps too sincere, and, after a first edition of 1,500 copies, the novel did not go into a second edition, nor find an American publisher. The Hero is also the first copy to have the author's father's Moorish symbol on the binding, and here it is upside down.

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        THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK MINGO

      London, Nisbet, (1901).. FIRST EDITION, (1901). 130 x 90 mm, 5 1/8 x 3½ inches, original publisher's DE LUXE BINDING of white fake morocco boards with line illustration in black, and red lettering to upper cover, expertly rebacked to match, part of original spine with all of title in red and black laid down, (loss of lower stems of 'TT' in 'LITTLE), original endpapers retained with inscription dated 3rd Nov. 1901, tiny bookseller's label on front pastedown. 143 pages, colour frontispiece and 35 colour plates. Text and plates printed 1 side only. Covers very slightly marked, strip 5 mm (¼ inch) wide next to spine on both boards lacks surface paper. Occasional very slight faint margin spot, otherwise contents very nice. A very good copy of the very scarce de luxe binding probably reserved for a few special copies by Bannerman's new publisher. Barton, Pictus Orbis Sambo, page 123. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Library of Classic Realism

      London: Gibbings & Co. Ltd., 1901. In 21 volumes limited to only 500 sets, The Florentine Edition. Includes The Decameron by Bocccaccio, The Confessions of Rousseau, The Writings of Rabellais and Persian Letters by Charles Louis Montesquieu. Illustrations reproduced from the plates engraved for the celebrated edition of 1757, and designed by Gravelot, Eisen, Boucher and others, All volumes beautifully bound in 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands, lettered and decorated in a gilt floral motif with top edges gilt, silk ribbon markers. A fine set with only slight fading or spotting to few spines. Beautiful.. LIMITED EDITION. 12mo.

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        The Poems of Shemseddin Mohammed Hafiz of Shiraz

      London - The Villon Society, 1901 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited edition of this collection of the works of Hafez in attractive vellum bindings. Complete in three volumes. Hand-numbered 101. With a finely engraved bookplate to each front pastedown of John Raymond Danson. Khaja Shamsu Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi, known by his pen name Hafez (1325/13261389/1390), was a Persian poet. His collected works composed of series of Persian poetry (Divan) are to be found in the homes of most people in Persia (Iran), Afghanistan and Tajikistan, as well as elsewhere in the world, who learn his poems by heart and use them as proverbs and sayings to this day. His life and poems have been the subject of much analysis, commentary and interpretation, influencing post-fourteenth century Persian writing more than any other author. John Payne (23 August 1842 11 February 1916) was an English poet and translator. Initially he pursued a legal career, and associated with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Later he became involved with limited edition publishing, and the Villon Society. He is now best known for his translations of Boccaccio's Decameron, The Arabian Nights and the Diwan Hafez. Payne once said that Hafez, Dante and Shakespeare were the three greatest poets of the world. With a small,relevant clipping from an auction catalogue tipped-in to rear pastedown of volume I. Condition: In decorative vellum bindings. Externally, smart with only very slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean but with very slight spotting to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Beiträge zu einer Kritik der Sprache

      Stgt.,(Bln.),Cotta 1901-1902.. 3 Bde. Lex.-8°. X, 657; VIII, 735; 666 S. HLn. d. Zt. m. hs. Rückensch. EA. Mit eh., mehrzeilig. Widmung d. Verf. am Vortit., datiert: 1901. - Teil 1: Sprache und Psychologie; Teil 2: Zur Sprachwissenschaft; Teil 3: Grammatik und Logik. - Mauthner (1849-1923), begann sich während seiner erfolgreichen journalistischen Karriere mit sprachphilosophischen Problemen zu beschäftigen, auf die er sich ab der Jahrhundertwende ausschließlich konzentrierte. Mit seiner Sprachskepsis gilt er heute als Vorläufer Ludwig Wittgensteins. - Beiliegend: Orig.-Rechnung d. Antiquariats Gsellius, Berlin v. 1929.

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        Material Recording the Political & Military Life of New York City Mayor Adolph Loges Kline Including His 1901 Appointment as Brig. General of the NY State Guard, Photographs and 1913 Indexed Scrapbook of His Mayoralty

      New York City: Not Published, 1901. Collection of material includes: 1901 Appointment on parchment, completed in a calligraphic hand, constituting Colonel Kline of the 14th Regiment Inf. to Brigadier General of the NY National Guard; approx. 12" x 16", signed & witnessed by Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., (1854-1926) Governor of the state, with the gold-embossed NY State Seal - some darkening, ageing to the parchment, in very good condition; with 6, 8 1/2" x 11" press photographs of Kline as Mayor, with his wife in his Hillcrest Queens NY home and in Jamaica Queens at a summer place, also an image after his mayoral stint in a review of the Old Guard military - one of these photos with the G. Legendre Photo, N.Y. World accreditation, 2 of the images from American Press Assoc. and one of the smaller photos Brown Bros. N.Y.; with a couple of smaller images of the Hillcrest home & of the Mayor & wife and sepia-tone photo of Kline in his old Guard uniform, completely with tall bearskin shako military hat - some edge, tips wear and occasional chipping to corners of images, in generally very good condition; The newspaper clipping scrapbook of 150 pages; very usefully at the front of the scrapbook is an alphabetical index of all the articles found within, all printed within the time of office of A. L. Kline as Mayor of the City of New York; Kline (1858-1930) had become acting Mayor of New York City on September 10, 1913 (and remains the only Mayor of NY who'd never held an elected position) upon the death of Mayor William Jay Gaynor (1849-1913), serving for the rest of that year; this scrapbook announces and gives Kline's & the NY public's reaction to the death of Gaynor, who had died while at sea traveling to Europe - doctors suspected from overwork and old injuries sustained from an attempted assassination a few years prior; in the index, most of the articles are given their newspaper attribution - N.Y. Tribune, Globe, Eagle, Sun, World, Mail, Post, Times - the date of printing, a short title of the article and the page number at which to be found in the scrapbook; at the articles' page, each is again dated, newspaper identified; with editorial opinions, news, police and crime pieces, various financial and board proclamations and debates, city works and charities, education and more covered here, headline examples include: Tammany Snow Contract Blocked; Temperance Women Welcomed; Teachers Pension Fund is found lacking; Mayor Elects Testimony; Mr. Stover Found in New Orleans (city official had disappeared from Parks Dept. post for a month); Kline Demands Budget Economy; Mayor Kline's Good School Appointments; Buildings and Safety of Them and hundreds more pieces - much on Mayor Gaynor, his life, death and city legacy and many other topics covered; in addition to the tipped-in scrapbook articles are laid-in sections of newspapers of the time, reporting the death of Mayor Gaynor and announcing the appointment of Kline as Acting Mayor; with another photograph tipped-on to a loose scrapbook page of A.L. Kline & John Purroy Mitchel (1879-1918) who succeeded Kline as mayor of New York (and was the second-youngest to have ever held the position at 34 years old); some of the scrapbook items with black and white illustrations; the book approx. 11" x 16 1/2" size; a ledger style, "Mark Twain's Scrap Book" by Daniel Slote & Co., N.Y., which touted a patented 'self-stick' mounting system for placing items within; ledger with this brand's sticker on front endpaper; textured green cloth covered boards, leather corners; spine covering gone, boards detached; some of the scrapbook leaves chipped and detached, the paper brittle and darkening; in generally good condition and giving an excellent nearly day-by-day accounting of Kline's short interim term as Mayor; there is no identity given of the scrapbook's maker, however due to its thoroughness, we speculate it may very well have been kept by a close family member or a mayor's office worker at the time; it would be very difficult to recreate the information found here in this same orderly and accessible fashion; a very good reference to New York City history of the time, via primary sources.. Manuscript. Not Bound. Good. `.

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        Indonesian Art. Selected Specimens of Ancient and Modern Art and Handwork from the Dutch Indian Archipelago

      The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1901. 60pp. Illustrated with twenty-five monochrome phototypie plates. Loose as issued in publisher's cloth-backed printed yellow board portfolio. A well-illustrated work with text descriptions of all the plates. The plates depict wooden statuettes, gold and bronze Buddhas, idols, weapons, shawls, paintings on cotton, puppets and so on from Bali, Java, Sumba, Damar and Borneo. A very good copy with only minor wear to head and tail of spine. SHIPPING (airmail): Europe 20.00 - Overseas 30.00 euros (book weights over 2 kgs.). After ordering you will be asked to accept the higher mailing ! . Gilt decor. cloth. FINE. 48x35.

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        The Mother?s Tragedy and Other Poems

      London: Privately Printed, 1901. One of 500 copies. White linen spine shows light aging, but no soiling. Paper title label lightly rubbed, chipped on the top right corner (see scan). Blue paper covered boards show some wear, extremity aging. The bottom corners bumped. Sewn binding tight, internally clean.. First Edition. Linen Spine, Boards. Very Good +/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        UP FROM SLAVERY

      New York: Doubleday, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name in ink below the author's. Mild wear to the spine tips and corners with the spine edges rubbed. Near Fine. Original gilt-lettered red cloth. Classic turn-of-the-century autobiography by the successor to Frederick Douglass as the foremost American black leader of his time. Born a slave, Washington founded Tuskegee Institute, becoming its first president, at the age of 25. This copy of his best known book is SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper to "Booker T. Washington/Tuskegee Alabama/Jan. 25, 1902." Signed First Editions of this classic of African-American history are quite uncommon.

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        A collection of seven offprints, several containing sixteen papers, chronicling their work on protein structure, 1951-55

      Linus Pauling (1901-1994) became interested in what is now called "molecular biology" in the late thirties, after he had completed most of his work on the chemical bond, for which he won the 1954 Nobel Prize in chemistry. His primary interest was the molecular structure of proteins in the blood. This group of papers details many of his discoveries in the area of protein structure, including the pleated-sheet configurations such as hair, feather, muscle and tendon, silk, horn, gelatine, hemoglobin, and synthetic polypeptides; and also his work on polypeptide chains. Many of these findings are most profoundly illustrated by Pauling's wonderful molecular models, built during his years at Caltech. Includes: Pauling, Linus, Robert B. Corey, and H.R. Branson, "The Structure of Proteins: Two Hydrogen-Bonded Helical Configurations of the Polypeptide Chain." Together with the following articles by Linus Pauling and Robert B. Corey: "Atomic Coordinates and Structure Factors for Two Helical Configurations of Polypeptide Chains;" "The Structure of Synthetic Polypeptides;" "The Pleated Sheet, a New Layer Configuration of Polypeptide Chains;" "The Structure of Feather Rachis Keratin;" "The Structure of Hair, Muscle, and Related Proteins;" "The Structure of Fibrous Proteins of the Collagen-Gelatin Group;" "The Polypeptide-Chain Configur-ation in Hemoglobin and Other Globular Proteins." Reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nos. 4, 5, pp. 205-211, 235-285. April, May, 1951. Also: Pauling, Linus, and Robert B. Corey. "Configur-ation of Polypeptide Chains." Reprinted from Nature, Vol. 168, p. 550, September 29, 1951; Yakel, Harry L., Linus Pauling, and Robert Corey. "Structure of the Synthetic Polypeptide Poly- -methyl-L-glutamate." Reprinted from Nature, Vol. 169, p. 920, May 31, 1952; Pauling, Linus, and Robert B. Corey. "Compound Helical Configurations of Polypeptide Chains: Structure of Proteins of the Keratin Type." Reprinted from Nature, Vol. 171, p. 59, January 10, 1953; Pauling, Linus, and Robert B. Corey. "Two Pleated-Sheet Configurations of Polypeptide Chains Involving Both Cis and Trans Amide Groups." [together with:] "Two Rippled-Sheet Configurations of Polypeptide Chains, and a Note about the Pleated Sheets." Reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 39, No. 4, pp. 247-256. (April, 1953).One offprint, containing two articles by Pauling and Corey; Corey, R.B., and L. Pauling. "Fundamental Dimensions of Polypeptide Chains." [together with:] "Stable Configurations of Polypeptide Chains." Reprinted from Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 141, pp., 10-33 (1953); and Marsh, R.E., R.B. Corey and L. Pauling. "The Structure of Tussah Silk Fibroin: With a Note on the Structure of -Poly-L-Alanine." Reprinted from Proceedings of International Wool Textile Research Conference, Australia, 1955. pp. [176]-186.

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        The Poems

      London: The Vale Press, 1901. Three volumes complete - Volume One - ccx, [2]; Volume Two - clxxviii, [2] and Volume Three - clxxxviii, [2]. Original white buckram, author and volume in gilt to spines. Spines slightly browned, covers very slightly soiled, small amount of staining to upper cover of volume two and lower cover of volume one, edges of text block lightly foxed. Internally some occasional light foxing, mainly to bottom margin, mainly to signature 2a in volume one, but generally quite bright and clean. From the library of Laurence W. Hodson, with his book label to front pastedowns. One of three hundred and ten copies on paper, with decorative borders by Charles Ricketts. Watry B34. First Thus. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket (as Issued). 8vo. Limited Edition.

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        History of Adelaide and Vicinity with a General Sketch of the Province of South Australia and Biographies of Representative Men.

      - First Edition; 4to; pp. xviii, 693; portrait frontispiece, numerous illustrations, appendices, index, patterned endpapers, original light green cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine and front board, tope and bottom edge of faded spine worn otherwise a very good bright copy. Adelaide; Hussey & Gillingham 26 and 28 Waymouth Street Adelaide South Australia. 1901. Rare to fine in such good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        APHRODITE. Moeurs antiques. Illustrations de Calvet

      Libraire L.Borel 1901 - In-octavo relié de 390 pages. Reliure plein chagrin marron, titre et tête dorés, dos à 5 nerfs, roulettes intérieures, RELIURE DE RENE KIEFFER SIGNEE. Un des 50 exemplaires sur japon. Sous emboitage.Etat irréprochable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Animals' Picnic

      London: Ernest Nister Circa 1901. Chomolithograph printed boards with cloth spine, edge rubbing and corner wear, pages slightly age-toned. Mr. and Mrs. Elephant plan a picnic and invite all the other animals. This is a jolly book with 8 amusing color chromos as well as equally fun b&w drawings appearing full and partial page. Very difficult to find and this is a nice copy.. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket. Oblong Folio.

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        THE ANIMALS' PICNIC

      London: Ernest Nister, 1901. No date [1901]. Nister No.754. unpaginated but [52], with 8 colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations some full-page. Original glazed, cloth backed boards, very good and bright, slight rubbing to edges and corners a little worn, otherwise fine. Contents clean and tight, neat contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked; paper a little toned, a couple of very short marginal tears. Fabulous story centred around the escapades of charming animals whilst on their picnic. This is an outstanding copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Large 4to Landscape.

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        First on the Antarctic Continent,

      London: George Newnes, Limited,, 1901. being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to the spine together with a small block, gilt, of the author on skis, and to the upper board with a large block in gold and silver of the Southern Cross in pack-ice, top edge gilt, the others uncut, black surface-paper endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, numerous illustrations to the text, 18 of them full-page, 3 folding, coloured maps. Slight whitening at the board tips, head, tail and very edges of the spine, a very good copy indeed. First edition. Financed by the publisher Sir George Newnes, the Southern Cross expedition "laid claim to a number of 'firsts': the first time dogs were used on the Antarctic continent, a furthest south record, the first sledge journey on the Ross Ice Shelf … today … best remembered as having discovered the northward movement of the Ross Ice Shelf and the emperor penguin rookery at Cape Crozier" (Taurus). Borchgrevink probably did not get the credit that he deserved as Sir Clements Markham and the geographical establishment were dismissive of his rather journalistic account, and their "attention was focussed on Scott's forthcoming expedition" (Howgego). It was not until 1930, just 4 years before his death, that Borchgrevink received the RGS Patron's Medal. An exceptionally nice copy of this uncommon and attractively-produced Polar title.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      Spade House, Sandgate. 5 November 1901.. Three pages, in ink, on three panels of a folded small quarto lettersheet. Heavy horizontal fold from mailing, a few light smudges, else very good. Enclosed in an oversize half morocco clamshell box. Addressed to "Dear Sir," but the recipient is identified at the conclusion as W.H. Wright, Esq., just possibly the Harvard astronomer. In response to an invitation to lecture, Wells writes: "1901 is quite out of the question but in the mid of 1902 I don't see why I should not go ['come' inserted] to America. I want most keenly to get at the American public, and if you will believe me, my motives are not absolutely sordid. At present I feel I haven't got the American public, though I have got most of what is worth having of the British - & I understand this lecturing in some [indecipherable] way will conduce to that desired end. Will you tell me just how it is done .... & will you promise not to write or inspire one solitary paragraph about my home or my personality & will you consider the whole thing in no sort of way binding me - if I ask you to come down & talk about it? ..." Signed, "Yours faithfully, H.G. Wells."

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        First on the Antarctic Continent

      London: George Newnes, 1901. Hardcover. Good +. 333 pp. 32pp ads. Photogravure portrait frontispiece and 18 plates. Navy blue covers with gilt inlay on front and spine. Pages off-cut. Former Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass. book with Dewey decimal numbers on spine marked out, library bookplate on inside front cover and library stamp on title page. Some rubbing and wear to covers with bumping to spine extremities and corners. Half title page partially detached. Some scuffing and marks to ffep. Back hinge cracked. Text is clean with no markings. Two fold-out maps detached with significant tears along folds- one map has section torn away.

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        La Grande Flora de Colorado de Montaña y Llanos

      Denver, Colorado: Frank S. Thayer, [no date but plates with copyright date 1901]. Series I (all published), folio. (19 5/16 x 15 12/ inches). 1p. title/introduction with list of contents and limitation statement on the verso, printed in brown on thick paper. 12 chromolithographs by Percy W. Franklin after Osacr Achleitner, printed by Thayer, each print backed onto card and within its own matt, the oval opening of each matt framed by semi- relief decoration in blind, each image with descriptive text printed in brown on a thin paper protective guard covering the image, the guard attached to the backing card. Unbound as issued (except for the title/introduction which is bound to the lower cover) within the original morocco-grained cloth portfolio, brown morocco label on upper cover titled in gilt, fore-edge flap with fastener, wide dark blue satin ties with fastener, brown textured paper pastedowns. Beautiful and very rare western botanical work: limited to 1000 copies, this numbered 403. The present series of twelve images were all published by Thayer, despite his assertion, at the foot of the introduction, that "the public may anticipate the publication of the second series during the year 1902". A contemporary review published in that month noted that 'an "art portfolio," entitled "La grande flora de Colorado de Montana y Llanos," has been published by Frank S. Thayer, of Denver, Colorado. The ... series consists of illustrations, reproduced from water colors, of twelve " native wild flowers." The descriptions were prepared by Mrs. S. B. Walker, the well-known collector and cultivator of Colorado flowers. Her work has been exceptionally well done...' (The Botanical Gazette, vol.XXXIV, No.I, July 1902, p.79). The subjects of the plates were carefully selected from a State flora which, according to the publisher, "is perhaps the most diversified and extensive of any State in the Union. Botanists claim uupwards of 3,000 different varieties, extending from the plains at an altitude of about 4,000 feet to above the timber line in the mountains, at an elevation of about 14,000 feet". The flowers depicted are as follows: I. Wild rose -- II. Rocky Mountain aster -- III. Fairy's torch -- IV. Tiger lily -- V. Gaillardia -- VI. Pentstemon -- VII. Gilia -- VIII. Sand lily -- IX. Rocky Mountain thimble-berry -- X. Rocky Mountain columbine -- XI. Fringed gentian -- XII. Evening primrose. The text was provided by Sarah Bennett Walker, a Colorado pioneer, who was best known at the time as "the maker of many beautiful books of pressed wild flowers, besides ranking as an authority on the habitat of the various species" (introduction). OCLC 423995870 & 14193294

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        Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen [About a new kind of rays], parts I & II. WITH: Weitere Beobachtungen uber die Eigenschaften der X-Strahlen [Further observations about the properties of X-rays]

      Leipzig: Barth-Verlag. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First complete edition of Rontgen's announcement of the discovery of the X-Ray. "Hertz and Lenard had published on the penetrating powers of cathode rays (electrons) and Rontgen thought that there were unsolved problems worth investigation... As a preliminary to viewing the cathode rays on a fluorescent screen, Rontgen completely covered his discharge tube with a black card, and then chanced to notice that such a screen lying on a bench some distance away was glowing brightly. Although others had operated Crookes tubes in laboratories for over thirty years, it was Rontgen who found that X rays are emitted by the part of the glass wall of the tube that is opposite the cathode and that receives the beam of cathode rays. He spent six weeks in absolute concentration, repeating and extending his observations on the properties of the new rays. He found that they travel in straight lines, cannot be refracted or reflected, are not deviated by a magnet, and can travel about two meters in air. He soon discovered the penetrating properties of the rays... The apparent magical nature of the new rays was something of a shock even to Rontgen... On 22 December he brought his wife into the laboratory and made an X-ray photograph of her hand. It was no doubt the possibility of seeing living skeletons, thus pandering to man's morbid curiosity, that contributed to the peculiarly rapid worldwide dissemination of the discovery." In 1901 Rontgen won the first Nobel Prize awarded in physics "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him." "About a new kind of rays" was published originally in separate issues of the rare journal Sitzungsberichte der Wurzberger Physik-medic (1895, 1896) before being published, together with "Further Observations", in Annalen der Physik in 1898. "Ueber eine neue Art von Strahlen" [ "About a new kind of rays" ], parts I and II. WITH: "Weitere Beobachtungen uber die Eigenschaften der X-Strahlen" ["Further observations about the properties of X-rays" ], pp.1-37 in Annalen der Physik, Neue Folge, Vol. 64. Leipzig: Barth-Verlag, 1898. (The full volume, 812 pages). Octavo, contemporary three-quarter cloth over marbled boards. Some wear to contemporary binding, otherwise fine.

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        Marlene Dietrich.

      Subject: (Autografi - Fotografia). Bella e celebre fotografia "en tirage argentique" di cm. 25 x 19 con l'attrice in lungo abito da sera di lam? e pelliccia bianca con strascico (sulla scena dell'Olympia) e scritta autografa firmata : "To Richard Blinn with my thanks". Maria Magdalene Dietrich (1901 - 1992).

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        India. Malta. Ceylon. Turkey. c 1901

      Oblong, 37*29 cm, full blue leather with gilt tooling, some light fading. Internally, ink name of A Winifred Barrett, August 1901, to ffep, some titles hand written by the amateur photographer and some titled by professional photographers. A total of 57 photographs, generally 1 photo per page, sizes vary around 26*20cm, 38 by the amateur and 19 by 3 professionals (1 unknown in Kandy. 4 by Horatio Agius 1840-1910 of Malta, the remainder by Kevork Abdullah Freres 1839-1918, of Turkey who along with his brothers became the official Royal photographer to the Court of the Ottoman Sultan in 1863) Photographs include images of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train), a narrow (2 foot) gauge train, with images of the engines, carriages and routes. The River Bramaputra in Assam, also Elephants moving trees. Malta Harbor with various ships, HMS Thunderer, Invincitha, Alexandra etc Also HMS Alexandra in 1888 which could have contained the future King George V. Kandy, Colombo Ceylon (Sri Lanka) showing Temples railways etc. Istanbul Turkey showing Mosques, Mosaiques and impressive river scenes. Finally in Athens showing various Temples and a monument. Fascinating. Please contact for a full description of all the plates.

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        Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind

      Philadelphia: Innes & Sons 1901, 1st LIMITED EDITION One of 12 copies on Holland Hand Made Paper (8). () xviii, 318pp. Very good. Small folio- 31.5 X 25 CM (12.5" X 9.5"). Three quarter leather binding with green cloth covered boards. Five raised bands on spine. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine with gilt linear decoration at edges of leather. Red marbled endpapers attached with red cloth at the gutter; slight rubbing to endpapers with a crease at the bottom right hand corner of the front free endpaper and some small closed tears to edges. Light stains to half title and title page, mainly on the outer edges. Printed on holland hand made paper with all outer edges untrimmed with a slight darkening to edges. A great copy. A small typed sheet titled 'Asylum, London, Ontario' placed loosely in. Richard Maurice Bucke (18 March 1837 – 19 February 1902) was an important Canadian progressive psychiatrist in the late nineteenth century. An adventurer in his youth, he went on to study medicine, practice psychiatry in Ontario, and befriend a number of noted men of letters in Canada, the U.S., and England. Bucke was informed and influenced by a decade's long relationship with the American poet and humanist Walt Whitman. Their relationship grew so intimately close that historians have since postulated an unrequited homosexual love between the two men (Rechnitzer 1994). Bucke's relationship with Whitman strongly influenced his personal philosophy, culminating in the work offered here, Cosmic Consciousness. Bucke's thesis in this book, published one year before his death, is that man's consciousness is evolving towards a higher moral plane where "love and faith" will replace "hate and fear" and where mankind will no longer need religion or fear death. Bucke imagined this "Cosmic Consciousness" as the final "evolutionary step" of mankind. A fascinating study, finely printed and heavily limited, of the nature of man by an equally fascinating man-- a psychiatrist and mystic who was decades ahead of his time. Included with this book is a biography of Bucke by Peter A. Rechnitzer. Signed by Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke..

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        The Life and Works

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1901 - 03. 19 volumes, octavo (224 × 150 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in red polished calf, dark red morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, triple rule to boards, decoration to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Monochrome frontispiece to volume 1. Some occasional light foxing, fore-edge a little spotted, couple of chips to labels, an excellent set. Limited to 525 copies. A handsomely bound library set of Kingsley's works.

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        Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, Hunting of the Snark, Fairy Tales

      Rare four volume complete set, 1901, 1902, 1903 and 1907 first editions, with the original dust jackets, 1901, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, 1902 THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, 1903,  THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK & Other Poems and Verses, and 1907 FAIRY TALES, all written by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Peter Newell.  All books are published by Harper & Brothers, New York in faux vellum adorned with gilt portraits. Many color and black and white illustrations, exquisitely done by the noted illustrator. All books are complete, tight, clean, very good or better condition.  Original dust jackets are very scarce, all have even sun fading, some tears and repairs as follows; Alice in Wonderland jacket is very good plus no tears, Hunting of Snark is very good plus no tears, Fairy Tales is fair with patches, old tape repairs, and Through the Looking Glass is actually another Hunting of Snark dj that is in poor with lots of tears and tape.  Exactly as shown, ask any questions, bid accordingly.  Thank you for viewing, see our other fine books for sale.

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        The Praise of Folie - Moriae Encomium

      London: The Essex House Press, 1901. vi, [2], 87pp, [1]. Full vellum, title in gilt to spine, cloth ties. Covers slightly splayed, very minor soiling to extremities, internally bright and clean. From the library of Laurence W. Hodson, with his book label to front pastedown. One of two hundred and fifty copies, this one is not numbered but is inscribed 'Mr Hodson's copy' and signed beneath by C.R. Ashbee. This copy was specially bound in vellum for Laurence Hodson, all the normal copies were bound in quarter parchment and paper over boards. This copy was shown at the Wolverhampton Exhibition in 1902. Signed by Publisher. First Thus. Full Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Sleigh, Bernard After Strang, William. Folio. Limited Edition.

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        AN ENDEAVOUR TOWARD THE TEACHING OF JOHN RUSKIN AND WILLIAM MORRIS BEING A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE WORK, THE AIMS, AND THE PRINCIPLES OF THE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT.... [caption title]

      [London: Edward Arnold / Essex House Press, 1901].. Stiff vellum. Pictorial title and initials by George Thomson. Vellum slightly bowed and faintly handsoiled, very slight tanning at edges, else a very good or better copy. First edition of the first book printed at the Essex House Press in the 'Endeavour' type. Copy #348 of 350 numbered copies printed on handmade paper. Such was the demand for this title that a stereotype edition for the impecunious was printed the same year. RANSOM 16. TOMKINSON 16.

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        Some Fruits of Solitude in Reflections and Maxims Relating to the Conduct of Human Life

      London: Essex House Press. 1901. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Full vellum with titles on spine, some spotting to upper board, woodcut vignette by Sturge Moore on title page, printed in red and black throughout with decorative initials, pages unopened, No.140 of an edition of 250 copies. , Small 8vo , xiv 257 [1] pp .

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        Two Essays

      Dublin: Privately printed by Gerrard Bros., October 15,, [1901]. A Forgotten Aspect of the University Question and The Day of the Rabblement. 8 page pamphlet. Original pink wrappers printed in black. Housed in a marbled slipcase and chemise. Spine tanned, some spotting to wrappers. An excellent copy. First edition, sole impression of James Joyce's first obtainable published work. Joyce was a student at University College, Dublin in 1901 when he penned this essay critical of the theatre of Yeats, Moore, and Martyn. "The Irish Literary Theatre gave out that it was the champion of progress, and proclaimed war against commercialism and vulgarity. It had partly made good its word and was expelling the old devil when after the first encounter it surrendered to the popular will. Now your popular devil is more dangerous than your vulgar devil. Bulk and lungs count for something, and he can gild his speech aptly. He has prevailed once more, and the Irish Literary Theatre must now be considered the property of the rabblement of the most belated race in Europe". This essay and one advocating female equality within the university by Joyce's schoolmate F. J. C. Skeffington were both rejected by the University College newspaper, Joyce's because he mentioned D'Annunzio's Il Fuoce, which was on the Index librorum prohibitorum. Instead, the two young men paid to have the essays published as a pamphlet in a small run of perhaps 100 to 200 copies which they hand-delivered. Joyce's only previously published work was Et Tu, Healy!, a pamphlet printed by his father when he was aged nine of which no known copies survive. Two Essays is scarce, with only six copies appearing at auction since 1990. The present copy is unusually nice, without the creasing usually seen.

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        Celtic Folklore Welsh and Manx

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1901 2 Volumes. Uniformly bound in green cloth with gilt titling to spine, faded slightly and a little sunned to spine, edges a little bumped. Cover corners are bumped and edges a little worn. Vol 1 - 400 pp. Vol 11 - 718 pp including the index. With a small ink ownership signature in both volumes. Has chapters on; Undine's Kymric Sisters, The Faries Revenge, Fair Ways and Words, Manx Folklore, The Fenodyree and his Friends, The Folklore of the Wells, Triumphs of the Water-world, Welsh Cave Legends, Place-Name stories, Difficulties of the Folklorist, Folklore Philosophy, Race in Folklore and Myth, etc. You definitely get your moneys worth!

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        WORKS OF VOLTAIRE: A CONTEMPORARY VERSION WITH NOTES BY TOBIAS SMOLLETT, REVISED AND MODERNIZED NEW TRANSLATIONS BY WILLIAM F, FLEMING, AND AND INTRODUCTION BY OLIVER H. G. LEIGH... (Les Delices Edition) (Vellum Bound)

      E. R. Dumont. Very Good+. 1901. Hardcover. 40 of 42 volumes, lacking volumes 24 and 26 (plus 2 extra copies of volume 16 for a total of 42 volumes). Original half vellum covers over light blue boards show some age toning, and light wear to corners and caps. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Gilt top edges. Untrimmed fore and bottom edges. Original notice "How to open a book" is laid in nearly every volume. Color frontispieces protected by tissue. Title pages have "Voltaire" and volume number printed in orange. Several full page plates in each volume and protected by tissue. Pages are completely free of foxing or toning, and are clean and appear unread. High quality paper was created specifically for the Voltaire collection, as there is a "Voltaire" watermark running along the border of many pages. This edition limited to 110 sets. A wonderful edition in beautiful condition! ; 40 VOLUMES OF 42 VOLUME SET .

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald with illustrations by Herbert Cole

      London: John Lane, 1901. Very Good. This Edition de Luxe is limited to 375 copies for England and America, 350 of which are for sale". Prior owners inscritpion on inside back cover. White/cream colored cover with gilt lettering and green design and gilt lettering to spine, gilt top edge. Cover is soiled, fading to spine, front hinge starting to crack internally. Very Good condition with notes as described

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        KIM

      LONDON: MACMILLAN AND CO, 1901 1901 FIRST PRINT FIRST EDITION INTACT SLIGHT LOOSE THREADING AT THE SIDE IN OTHERWISE VERY GOOD CONDITION.Minor wear to cloth spine ends.

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        Kim

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1901. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, plain black endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

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        KIM

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1901 First Edition of Rudyard Kipling's classic adventure. 8vo. 413 pp. + 2 pp. of adverts. Near fine in red cloth with some light overall use, (discreet tiny previous collector's name to the front free endpaper), teg., gilt titles and decorations. Black and white frontispiece and illustrations by Lockwood Kipling. A beautiful copy of what is viewed as Kipling's masterpiece & in some circles as the first modern espionage novel.. 1st Edition.

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        Folgerungen aus den Capillaritatserscheinungen

      Leipzig: Johan Ambrosius Barth,, 1901. [and] Ueber des Gesetzes der Energieverteilung im Normalspectrum [In] Annalen der Physik. Band 4, Number 3. 4 numbers bound in 1, octavo (215 × 140 mm). Contemporary library binding of yellow buckram, titles to spine in black, red speckled edges. Housed in a green quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Cloth rubbed and marked, wear to corners, lower joint a little cracked, minor dampstain to lower corner of contents and the edges of a small number of leaves. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of Einstein's first published work, Folgerungen aus den Capillaritatserscheinungen, and the first edition of the second of Max Planck's two groundbreaking papers on his discovery of quanta, Ueber des Gesetzes der Energieverteilung im Normalspectrum. In 1900 Einstein had graduated from the Zurich Polytechnic near the bottom of his class and with no job offers, and he spent that autumn seeking private tutoring positions and doing independent theoretical work. The present paper was the result of the first project he undertook, to analyse how the capillary effect, which allows liquids to be sucked up through tubes, was generated at the molecular level. Einstein suspected that the molecules in a liquid might, like Newton's bodies, be "attracted to each other in proportion to their distance from one another" and investigated whether "the capillary effect showed such a relationship to the atomic weight of various liquids" (Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe, p. 57). Though the underlying premise turned out to be incorrect, it was an important moment for the young physicist's career. "Not only is it Einstein's first published paper, but it shows him heartily embracing an important premise–one not yet fully accepted–that would be at the core of much of his work over the next five years: that molecules (and their constituent atoms) actually exist, and that many natural phenomena can be explained by analyzing how these particles interact with one another" (Isaacson, p. 56). This volume also contains the first edition of Max Planck's second paper on quanta. It was previously believed that energy was continuous and increased smoothly, but Planck discovered that energy behaved as discrete units which he named quanta, a breakthrough that contradicted both the classical mechanics of Newton and the electrodynamics of Faraday and Maxwell. This work would become intimately associated with Einstein: within only five years he had explained the photo-electric effect in terms of Planck's quantum mechanics, by "suggesting that the classical view that light is emitted in the form of continuous waves must be abandoned. The photo-electric effect could be explained only as an example of quantum action where the waves of light or X-rays are emitted in minute particles or bullets… it was for this, and not the theory of relativity, that Einstein was awarded the Nobel prize in 1921" (PMM 391). First editions of Einstein's first published paper are rare – only 6 copies of the full issue of Annalen der Physic have appeared at auction since 1978, all rebound, and only one copy of the offprint has appeared, a presentation copy signed by Einstein from the library of his son Hans Albert, the child of his first marriage to Mileva Maric. Weil writes that "it seems to be certain that there were few [Einstein offprints] before 1914. They were given only to the author" (Weil, introduction). The present copy compiles all four numbers of volume 4 of the journal, with the two papers in question located in number 3, pages 513–518 and 553–563, respectively.

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        AN ADDRESS DELIVERED THE XITH NOVEMBER MDCCCC AT KELMSCOTT HOUSE HAMMERSMITH BEFORE THE HAMMERSMITH SOCIALIST SOCIETY

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1901. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum). Hardcover. 238 x 162 mm (9 3/8 x 6 3/8"). 2 p.l., 27 pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 300 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum). VERY ATTRACTIVE RUSSET GOATSKIN IN THE STYLE OF THE DOVES BINDERY (signed "N. H." in blind on rear turn-in), boards panelled with two sets of gilt fillets flanking a black rule (the black rule of the center panel with 20 spaced-out gilt circles), raised bands flanked by gilt rules extending onto covers, spine in compartments with gilt dot centerpiece, wide turn-ins decorated with the same elements used in the cover panelling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Printed in red and black. Tomkinson, p. 52; Tidcombe DP3. Two leaves with faint marginal stain or foxing, but AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, remarkably clean and fresh inside and out. In contrast to Morris' proclivity toward the Baroque, Cobden-Sanderson (1840-1922) demonstrated that printing with plain type well set and with good margins could produce notable work. He was inspired by the example of the Kelmscott Press, but he went his own way, producing chaste and meticulous books that inspire in their simplicity. Trained as a lawyer, he studied bookbinding with Roger de Coverley, and then established the Doves Press in 1893. At the request of Annie Cobden-Sanderson, Mackail in 1900 delivered this appreciation of William Morris four years after his death. John William Mackail (1859-1945) was a distinguished classical scholar, a poet, and a literary critic and biographer. His biography of Morris is one of the best modern works of its kind. The present address, given to the society Morris founded, lays out the basic biographical facts of his life and includes some appended reflections about the central lesson for socialists to be found in those facts. The book was issued in June of the first year of the press, the third Doves book to be printed, and the first to be done in red and black.

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        The First Men in the Moon

      George Newnes, 1901. 1st edition. Hardcover. True first printing with the original black-coated endpapers in the publisher's original dark-blue boards, in very good condition, a few marks to the rear board, very minor bumping at the extremities, gilt lettering to the front and spine, the latter very slightly dulled. Sturdy binding, no weak hinges, all plates present. The pages are nice and clean bar an occasional bit of spotting, with a small fox mark to the front block. In essence, a well-above-average copy of one of the author's best science-fiction novels.

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