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        Important series of c. 90 early autograph letters and postcards, to Otto Grautoff.

      Various places, mostly 1894-1901. - 92 items, c. 260 pages in all, mainly 8vo, autograph address panels to the postcards, some on Mann's printed stationery, with a few unpublished greeting cards, mainly 1894-1901, together with letters to Erna Grautoff and Karl Federn, mainly Munich and Rome and a few items from Naples, Unterach, Riva del Garda, Dresden, Bad T

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Sailing Alone Around the World.

      New York: The Century Co.,, 1901. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to spine and front board in silver and green, top edge gilt, others uncut. Half-tone frontispiece and 64 illustrations. Spine rolled, marginal mark to final few pages; an excellent, bright copy. Second edition, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Yours very truly, Joshua Slocum, at Marblehead, July 30 1905". Marblehead is home to numerous yacht clubs, and held a regatta for a fleet of yachts which arrived on 30 July 1905 having travelled from Boston. This superb narrative of the first single-handed circumnavigation of the globe aboard the Spray "has been compared favourably to Thoreau's Walden. Slocum perceived his world in a poetic manner and described his vision of reality with grace" (Toy).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cosmic Consciousness

      1901. First Edition . Signed. BUCKE, Richard Maurice. Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind. Philadelphia: Innes, 1901. Quarto, original green cloth, printed paper spine label, uncut. $2600.Signed limited first edition of this landmark study in cognitive and supranormal psychology, number 128 of only 500 copies, signed by Bucke. Bucke cites the mysticism of his idol Walt Whitman as the prime motivation for writing Cosmic Consciousness.“Along with the consciousness of the cosmos there occurs an intellectual enlightenment or illumination which alone would place the individual on a new plane of existence—would make him almost a member of a new species. To this is added a state of moral exaltation, an indescribable feeling of elevation, elation and joyousness, and a quickening of the moral sense, which is fully as striking and more important both to the individual and to the race than is the enhanced intellectual power. With these come, what may be called, a sense of immortality, a consciousness of eternal life, not a conviction that he shall have this, but the consciousness that he has it already.” Among the 14 case-studies of individuals who have achieved this new level of consciousness, Bucke documents the mystical illuminations of Buddha, Mohammed, Jesus, Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Spinoza, Blake, Balzac and Whitman. He concludes with “a millennial vision of a world revolutionized by cosmic consciousness” (Benson & Toye, 92). William James read Cosmic Consciousness upon its publication and wrote Bucke: “I believe that you have brought this kind of consciousness ‘home’ to the attention of students of human nature in a way so definite and inescapable that it will be impossible henceforward to overlook it or ignore it… But my total reaction on your book is that it is an addition to psychology of first rate importance, and that you are a benefactor of us all.” The 19-page case-study of Walt Whitman was observed first hand, as Bucke was Whitman’s close friend, confidant, biographer and literary executor. He calls Whitman “the best, most perfect example the world has so far had of the Cosmic Sense.” Osleriana 4611-12. Wells & Goldsmith, 94. Interior fresh and clean, expert archival repair to rear inner paper hinge, front inner paper hinge staring but quite sound, light edge-wear to cloth. A handsome near-fine copy.

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        The Crime of the Crystal.

      London: Digby, Long and Co. 1901. First Edition. Octavo, pp. 1 of adverts, 396, 16 of adverts. Yellow cloth with vivid design to spine and upper board. Bookseller's stamp to front pastedown, small close tear to front two pages, neat ownership inscription to the half title page, some occasional marking throughout the textblock, catalogue to rear is quite browned. Slight lean to the textblock, some spotting and marking to the edges, especially to the top edge. Some bumping to the head and the tail caps, some rubbing to extremities. Some general light wear and marking to the covers. A very good copy of a scarce volume.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Le Bloc. Collection compl

      Le Bloc 1901 - - Le Bloc, Paris Fin Janvier 1901-15 Mars 1902, 16,5x25cm, reli

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Les vingt et un jours d'un neurasthénique

      First edition on ordinary paper.Contemporary half shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine with a gilt cartouche with gilt decorative motifs, gilt date to foot of spine, a frame of gilt fillets to covers, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers preserved, top edge gilt.Handsome autograph inscription from Octave Mirbeau to Lucien Guitry : "... bonjour... mais chut... ne lisez pas ça... Avec toute mon amitié...[hello...but damn it...don't read this...With all friendship...]"Tiny tears with occasional miniscule lacks (not significant) to head of the final few pages. Charpentier Paris 1901 12x18,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Writings.

      Hartford, Conn., American Publishing Company,, 1901-07. 25 volumes, octavo (204 x 137 mm). Finely bound in contemporary dark blue crushed morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt separated by raised bands, multiple gilt fillets to boards with corner-pieces, dark blue and red morocco doblures with multiple gilt fillets and corner-pieces, red moire silk endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Eleven volumes with hand-coloured frontispieces and 84 further full-page monochrome illustrations with captioned tissues printed in red. Ex-libris bookplate to top of front blanks with offsetting, a fine set. The Riverdale edition, limited to 625 numbered copiesr of which this is number 333. Originally it was published in 22 volumes, volume 23 was added in 1903 and volumes 24 and 25 were added by Harper and Brothers in 1906 and 1907. A particularly lavish set.

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        Finely penned Document signed, in Italian with translation, to the President of Peru, (1869-1947, King of Italy 1900-1946)

      1901 - (Eduardo López de Romaña, 1847-1912, President 1899-1903), informing him that Queen Elena (1873-1952, daughter of Nicholas I of Montenegro), "has happily given birth on the 1st day of this month, to a Princess, who has received the names of Jolanda, Margherita, Milena, Elisabetta, Romana, Maria", (1901-1986), adding "The solicitude You have always shown for all that concerns Our Royal Family makes Us certain that You will share in the joy We feel for this happy event", and assuring him "of Our sincere wishes for Your happiness", signed also by Giulio Prinetti, (1851-1908, Foreign Minister 1901-1903), 1 side folio and conjugate blank, Rome, 23rd June [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1901. Copyright date is 1901, Portrait frontispiece and 40 inserted plates after illustrations by Peter Newell. Introduction by Edward Martin. Decorations by Robert Murray Wright. Original white boards stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, original dust jacket printed in gilt. First American Edition with Peter Newell illustrations. Newell‘s marvelous illustrations add to the breadth of Carroll‘s classic, building on the original and inimitable creations of John Tenniel. Scarce in the original dust jacket. The "Alice" jacket laid down on paper backing, repairing some splits, some rubbing and wear, gilt lettering dull; just a little soiling and extremity wear to boards, lower corner of rear cover darkened, spine leaning a touch; ink name and address to front pastedown, address label to front free endpaper, offset to endpapers front and rear from jacket flaps; very good in good jacket. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, A solid collectible Childrens Book in rare jacket.. first American Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/Very Good. Illus. by Newell, Peter. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible Children's.

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        The Writings.

      Hartford, Conn., American Publishing Company, 1901-07 - 25 volumes, octavo (204 x 137 mm). Finely bound in contemporary dark blue crushed morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt separated by raised bands, multiple gilt fillets to boards with corner-pieces, dark blue and red morocco doblures with multiple gilt fillets and corner-pieces, red moire silk endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Ex-libris bookplate to top of front blanks with offsetting, a fine set. Eleven volumes with hand-coloured frontispieces and 84 further full-page monochrome illustrations with captioned tissues printed in red. The Riverdale edition, limited to 625 numbered copiesr of which this is number 333. Originally it was published in 22 volumes, volume 23 was added in 1903 and volumes 24 and 25 were added by Harper and Brothers in 1906 and 1907. A particularly lavish set. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Two groups of photographs, on an album leaf, unsigned but (1875-1938, Princess of Great Britain, daughter of Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, 1843-1900, and Queen of Ferdinand I of Romania)

      1901 - identified in her handwriting by family nicknames or initials, the first, 7 photos headed 'Osborne 1901', taken about the time of Queen Victoria's death there, 6 show the party walking down from the house below the terrace and then on the beach, including her nephew 'Charlie' (Karl Eduard, 1884-1954, Duke of Albany & Saxe-Coburg Gotha), cousins 'Daisy' & Patsy' (Margaret, 1882-1920, & Patricia, 1886-1974, of Connaught), and 'Ena' (Victoria Eugenia, 1887-1969, Queen of Alfonso XIII), and seaman 'Maunders', the 7th her uncle 'William II' (1859-1941, Emperor of Germany), in thoughtful mood, (these photos 3¾" x 3¾"), on the other side are 3 photos, 'Bee & Ella Hess', showing her youngest sister Beatrice of Edinburgh (1884-1966) in the woods in the snow, pushing a well wrapped Elisabeth (1895-1903), daughter of cousin Ernst Ludwig (1868-1937, of Hesse-Darmstadt) in a small sleigh, 5¾" x 4", no place, no date, circa 1897, 'Sandra' (sister Alexandra, 1878-1942, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg), with her new baby, on a walk way of a Gothic castle, no date, 4½" x 3½", and 'Self, Miss Parker, Marjory Lubbock', in apparently a school room, 3" x 3¾", together 10 photos no date and Osborne, edges of card rather chipped and one corner broken but held by part of guard, affecting top right corner of image of Wilhelm II

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Sailing Alone Around the World. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian.

      New York: The Century Co., 1901 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to spine and front board in silver and green, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine rolled, marginal mark to final few pages; an excellent, bright copy. Half-tone frontispiece and 64 illustrations. Second edition, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Yours very truly, Joshua Slocum, at Marblehead, July 30 1905". Marblehead is home to numerous yacht clubs, and held a regatta for a fleet of yachts which arrived on 30 July 1905 having travelled from Boston. This superb narrative of the first single-handed circumnavigation of the globe aboard the Spray "has been compared favourably to Thoreau's Walden. Slocum perceived his world in a poetic manner and described his vision of reality with grace" (Toy). Morris & Howland, p. 126 *; Toy 462. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      1901. London: George Newnes, 1901. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt. First English Edition, following the Indianapolis edition by about a month. Wells, bothered with the scientific inaccuracy of Jules Verne's FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON of 1868-1870, did considerable astronomical research in preparation for writing this book; as a result of these scientific aspects (gravity on the moon, weightlessness in space, solar wind, etc.), this is considered Wells's best fictional work based on science. Though not mentioned on the title page, the English edition is attractively illustrated by Claude Shepperson.~THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON was Wells's first book to be turned into a movie (in 1919 -- and again in 1964); and since 1969 it is of course this title that collectors have been asking Neil Armstrong to inscribe...~This copy is in the first of the four binding states -- dark blue cloth decorated in gilt, with black endpapers. It is in very good-plus condition (spine a little dull, very minor wear at the extremities); the black endpapers are clean and uncracked, and there is no foxing on the leaves within. In our experience this is one of Wells's more difficult science fiction titles to be found in acceptable condition. Wells Soc. 18; Hammond B7; Currey p. 518.

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        Queen Mab's Fairy Realm.

      London: George Newnes Ltd,, 1901. Illustrated by H. Cole, A. Garth Jones, H. R. Millar, A. Rackham, and R. Savage. Octavo. Original blue pictorial cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial image blocked to spine and front board gilt and green, green illustrated endpapers, all edges gilt. Colour frontispiece with black and white illustrations throughout by various artists. Boards a little rubbed with some wear to extremities, spine gently rolled; occasional spotting and the odd stain. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. A collection of fairy tales by various authors.

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        Queen Mab's Fairy Realm. Illustrated by H. Cole, A. Garth Jones, H. R. Millar, A. Rackham, and R. Savage.

      London: George Newnes Ltd, 1901 - Octavo. Original blue pictorial cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial image blocked to spine and front board gilt and green, green illustrated endpapers, all edges gilt. Boards a little rubbed with some wear to extremities, spine gently rolled; occasional spotting and the odd stain. A very good copy. Colour frontispiece with black and white illustrations throughout by various artists. First edition, first impression. A collection of fairy tales by various authors. Latimore and Haskell p. 17; Riall p. 41.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Fitzebutze. Allerhand Schnickschnack für Kinder.

      Köln, Schaffstein 1901 - Neue verbesserte Auflage. Fünfzehntes Tausend. Ca. 30 x 23,5 cm (2) S., 40 S., (2) Seiten. Mit farbigen Bildern von Ernst Kreidolf. Mit farbig illustrierten Vorsätzen. Farbig illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenband. Die erste Ausgabe (1900 im Insel-Verlag bei Schuster & Loeffler erschienen) "erregte eine kontroverse Diskussion auf breiter Ebene. Die Reformpädagogen begrüßten die Veröffentlichung nahezug enthusiastisch, die progressive Intelligenz stimmte für das Buch, die konservativen Kreise lehnten es rundweg ab. Der kommerzielle Erfolg . blieb jedoch aus." ( R. Stark: Der Schaffstein-Verlag, S. 32). "Nachdem ich den Verlag der "Blumenmärchen" übernommen hatte, bot mir Dehmel seinen "Fitzebutze" an, der in dem von Heymel gegründeten Inselverlag erschienen war. Obwohl ich wegen des Rahmengedichtes Bedenken hatte, griff ich zu." (R. Stark: Fitzebutze, S. 124, Brief von H. Schaffstein, 75 Jahre Schaffstein Verlag). Richard Dehmel antwortete Schaffstein wegen der von ihm gewünschten zweiten Auflage: "Der Struwwelpeter" ist ein Volksbuch, der "Fitzebutze" steht literarisch für eine große Menge zu hoch, er ist nur ein Buch für solche Familien, in welchen sich die gebildeten Eltern geistig mit den Kindern beschäftigen." (Bilderwelt 511). "Die neue Ausgabe war in mehreren Punkten vom Änderungswillen Dehmels und Kreidolfs geprägt: Abgesehen von der anderen Papierqualität war die Reihenfolge der Gedichte verändert worden. Das Gedicht "Zum Geburtstag" wurde zusätzlich eingefügt, die umstrittenen Verse vom "Staatsereignis" herausgenommen, die Illustrationen erfuhren Änderungen in Farbigkeit und Darstellung, ein neues Bild kam hinzu." (Stark: Fitzebutze, S. 125 ff). Einband leicht berieben und leicht fleckig. Seitenränder minimal fingerfleckig, Seiten zum Falz hin leicht berieben. Eine Lage leicht gelockert. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Rainer Kurz - Antiquariat]
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        Le Village aérien. Les histoires de Jean-Marie Cabidoulin

      First collective edition illustrated with 38 drawings by Georges Roux, 12 large color prints.Cardboard Hetzel said "the golden globe" type 3 signed Engel and Blancheland second flat type Engel h. Back to the lighthouse.Back slightly rubbed at the head and tail. Hetzel Paris 1901 18x28cm relié

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        Wall Street Stories

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1901. First edition. [viii], 224, [6, ads] pp. 8vo. Publisher's dark green cloth, titled in gilt on front cover and spine. Slight wear at spine ends, ffep starting. Bookticket (McBride's, 71 Broadway) on front pastedown. In a custom red cloth two-piece slipcase. First edition. [viii], 224, [6, ads] pp. 8vo. Presentation Copy with 5 Autograph Letters Signed. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For J. Insley Blair, with the best wishes of his much flattered and sincerely grateful Edwin Lefèvre. May 3d 1937" and with five autograph letters signed from the author to Mr. and Mrs. J. Insley Blair laid-in. The letters, dating from February to October 1937, concern a visit by the author to the Blair's home in Tuxedo Park and assistance provided by Mrs. Blair with a work on historical handkerchiefs: "I of course shall be very glad to see Mrs. Blair's treasures …" In 1939 Lefèvre published a short article in the journal Antiques titled "Washington Historical Handkerchiefs." Wall Street Stories, Lefèvre's first work, is a series of eight lightly fictionalized accounts of Wall Street operators, including James R. Keene and Daniel Drew. Lefèvre mentions the present work in his letter of 3 February 1927 to Mr. Blair: "Yes, I would Wall Street Stories. That you've read them at all is naturally gratifying. That you have kept the volume is more than flattering." Two of Levèvre's subsequent works on Wall Street - Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (1923) and The Making of a Stockbroker (1925) - have become classics of the literature of finance. Provenance: Mrs. J. Insley Blair (green morocco Blairhame booklabel)

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        The A B C Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics

      Boericke & Tafel, Philadelphia 1901 - vii, [17]-197 pages. Front and rear bordered in blind; gilt to spine. Light bumping to cloth at extremities. Old ink stain to textblock fore-edge bleeding into margin of some leaves. Insect predation to fore-margin of a number of leaves; in a few cases impressive and thereby touching text {please consult photos}. Binding sound and hinges secure. Scarce. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In Memoriam.

      London: George Newnes Ltd,, 1901. Illustrated by Alfred Garth Jones. Octavo. Original japon-backed buff paper boards, titles to spine gilt, cream pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, yellow silk page marker. Frontispiece with laid in tissue guard, decorative frame to title page, 14 plates, illustrations to text, all by Alfred Garth Jones. Spine toned and rolled, light offsetting from illustrations; an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 93 of 100 copies on "O.W." paper, signed and numbered by the illustrator. The first edition with illustrations by Alfred Garth Jones, a popular illustrator known in France and the US as much as in the UK, whose work was used in several notable publications, including works by H.G. Wells, John Milton and Arthur Conan Doyle. Completed in 1849 In Memoriam is a requiem for the poet's beloved friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died suddenly, at the age of 22, of a cerebral haemorrhage in Vienna in 1833. "The friendship, deepening into love, of Hallam and Tennyson was to be one of the most important experiences of Hallam's short life and of Tennyson's long one" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The surgical history of the Naval War between Japan andamp China during 1894 95


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        I. ????????-?????????????? ?????. [Emperor Paul I].

      Suvorin Skt. Peterburg 1901 - Quarto (29.3 x 21 cm). Half-title, title, [4], 606 pp., with 21 plates incl. 7 double-page, 13 facsimile, all with original tissues. Publisher's red half calf, gilt lettering to upper cover, spine gilt ruled, with gilt lettering and large gilt crown; light marginal spotting. Exceptionally fresh example in the preferred binding with a large crown of this masterpiece of Russian printing. The work presents a comprehensive biography of the controversial Emperor of Russia Paul I (1754-1801) by historian Nikolay Shilder (1842-1902), based on his research of documents, notes and letters of the contemporaries. Bibliokhronika, vol 1, 125. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scrapbook titled, "Celebrities of the Actor's Fund Fair - 1892," documenting all aspects of the fair from its initial planning in January until its dissolution in June

      New York City, 1901. Unbound. Very good. This large (11" x 16") exceptionally well organized scrapbook contains more than 150 leaves containing hundreds of New York and Boston newspaper and periodical clippings including entire pages from Fair Topics: Devoted to the Interests of the Actor's Fund Fair. All are identified and neatly mounted in chronological sequence. The contents and most of the leaves are in very good condition. Both covers are missing and the first and last few leaves show some resulting wear and soiling. Francis Wilson has signed and dated one of the preliminary pages. The album begins with articles discussing the feasibility of a fair, the appointment of an executive committee, and the debate between those in support and opposition. It continues with early reports of subscription fund-raising success and the proposed design of the fairgrounds to be erected within Madison Square Gardens. Wilson has included over thirty clippings of portraits from various source of "Contributors to the Press Album" including William Dean Howells, John Hay, Edward Bellamy, and Oliver Wendell Holmes and pages from the Fair supplement to The New York Sunday Press with half-tone photos of over thirty performers and producers who would be participating including Maurice Barrymore, Agnes Booth, Daniel Frohman, Lillian Russell, Edwin Booth, and Joseph Jefferson. There are articles about on-site fundraising plans including the sale of souvenir silverware, jewelry, and other goods at a "curiosity shop." A guide of "What to See at the Fair" includes descriptions of a facsimiles of the Globe Theater and Shakespeare's home, Tenney's confection booth, Lotta's Punch Bowl, a literature display featuring the works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, a bronze portrait of Edwin Booth and more. There a number of detailed articles about the formal opening of the fair by joseph Jefferson and even more about the on-going fair activities. The album concludes with summaries and reviews of the fair after its closing and all pages of The Actor's Fund of America . . . Eleventh Annual Report. Although the Actors Fund of America was founded in 1882, the support it could provide the theater community limited in scope until it sponsored a Fair in 1892 fair at Madison Square Garden that raised over $163,000 and enabled the charity to provide performers and their families with assistance including burial plots in a Brooklyn cemetery and accommodations in The Actors' Fund Home. This was the first time that the profession was overwhelmingly accepted by society and many influential benefactors attended including President and Mrs. Grover Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Andrew Carnegie, J. Pierpont Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt. Since then, benefit performances held throughout the country have raised significant revenue that today subsidizes the Fund's many projects for those who work in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance, including a variety of health and social services, affordable housing, employment and training services, and emergency financial support for essential needs. Today, the Fund sponsors many special events and performances, with numerous Broadway stars and Hollywood celebrities hosting, performing, and attending. Theatres throughout the country frequently pledge proceeds from regularly scheduled performances to the charity. Francis Wilson, the founding president of Actors Equity, began his career in minstrel shows before moving on to comic opera and Broadway. He was a close friend of Edwin Booth and the author of several theater biographies include that of James Jefferson. An important record of a landmark event in entertainment history compiled an important member of the theater community.

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        Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete. Herausgegeben von Ulrich Wilcken.

      Leipzig, Teubner, 1901-1969. - ISSN: 0066-6459. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken telis mit Bibliotheks-Rückenschild. Bei einem Einband oberes Kapital beschädigt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 8°. Halbleineneinbände d. Zeit.

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        The Coming Nelson. From the original painting by Fred Morgan in the possession of Messrs. A. & F. Pears, Ltd.

      London. 1901. Chromolithograph, image 19 1/2 x 28 on sheet 21 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches. Small stain in lower right margin (not affecting image), several edge tears with one just entering image area, light toning to 1 1/2 inch panel at right side. Otherwise a clean, bright image. A gorgeous image of a young boy sailing his boats under the approving eye of his mother and sister, by the prolific and very popular Victorian painter Fred Morgan, whose paintings of children and animals are particularly charming. A. & F. Pears soap company pioneered the use of "fine art" reproductions in advertising their product, thus equating it in the public mind with the finer things of life. The most famous example of this is their chromolithographic reproduction of Sir John Everett Millais' "Bubbles." The Pears Annual was published from 1891 to the 1920s accompanied by 2 or more of these beautifully printed chromolithographic reproductions of popular paintings of the day.

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        The First Men in the Moon.

      London: George Newnes, 1901, FIRST EDITION, in the second of three binding states. Octavo, pps. (vii) + 342. Illustrated with 12 monochrome plates. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt decoration, white endpapers (preceded by black endpapers and followed by lighter clue cloth). Some edgewear and rubbing, a little shaken, bold inscription and blind-stamp to flyleaf. A very good copy, housed in a fleece-lined buckram slipcase. A brilliant scientist who accidentally produces a gravity-defying substance and builds a spaceship, and with the materialistic Bedford, they travel to the moon. With oposing expectations, the two must unite as they encounter the biologically engineered Selenites who will viciously defend their home. Geoffrey H. Wells [18]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.

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        Memoirs of William Cox, JP.

      Sydney and Brisbane: William Brooks & Co. 1901. Octavo, portrait frontispiece, coloured plate depicting arms and 2 photographic plates, top edge gilt; in the original red moire cloth, gilt. First edition, rare: an exceptional copy in the original red moiré cloth boards. This work includes printed extracts from Cox's journal, written while he was supervising the building of the first road across the Blue Mountains in late 1814.William Cox (1764-1837) arrived in the colony in 1800 as a lieutenant in the New South Wales Corps, and soon after acquired Brush Farm at Dundas from John Macarthur. By 1803 he had over-reached his credit and, having been suspended as paymaster for the Corps, the ensuing years were turbulent for the young officer (including being arrested and ordered to England in 1807).Cox, not long retired from the army, returned to New South Wales in 1810, where he was made a magistrate on the Hawkesbury by Macquarie. It was Macquarie himself, keen to capitalise on the recent crossing of the Blue Mountains, who commissioned Cox to supervise the construction of the road over the Blue Mountains. Cox was given a small working party of thirty convicts, each of whom had been promised their freedom as a reward. Together, the gang made 163 kilometres of road (including over a dozen bridges) over rugged and mountainous terrain in a staggeringly short six months. It was an extraordinary achievement, and Macquarie rightly praised his efforts and awarded him the first land grant beyond the mountains.This volume reproduces his journal, the original of which is held by the Mitchell Library. Wear to original tissue protecting title page, just faintly sunned at spine.

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        The Works of Shakespeare.

      Grant Richards, London. 1901-4 - First edition thus. The Edinburgh Folio edition. Folio. Ten volumes. One of 1000 numbered sets signed by the publisher on the colophon pages of all but the first two volumes. Engraved frontispieces. Cream and ochre buckram, leather title-labels on spines. Top edge gilt. Printed on laid paper. The pale buckram spines are a little grubby. Corners bumped. This is, nevertheless, a handsome and nicely printed set. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Het mikroskoop, deszelfs gebruik, geschiedenis en tegenwoordige toestand. Een handboek voor natuur- en geneeskundigen.Utrecht, Van Paddenburg & Comp.; Tiel, Gebr. Campagne, 1848-1854. With: HARTING, Pieter. De nieuwste verbeteringen van het mikroskoop en zijn gebruik, sedert 1850.Tiel, H. C. A. Campagne, 1858.5 volumes bound as 4. 8vo. With 5 folding tables, and 24 folding lithographed, including one plate coloured by hand. Contemporary, gold-tooled red morocco presentation bindings from the Antwerp Botanical Society to its director, Jan Ignatius de Beucker (1827-1906), gold and blind fillets on the boards with the presentation inscription in gold on the front board: "Het Antwerpsch Kruidkundig Genootschap aen zynen achtbaren bestuurder J.J

      - Bierens de Haan 1901 & 1903; Kernkamp, De Utrrechtse Univ. II (1815-1936), p. 129 & passim. Special dedication copy of the first edition of an encyclopaedic work on the microscope by the Utrecht professor P. Harting (1812-1885), originally planned - as noted in the preface to the first volume - in three volumes, treating: (1) the theory and general description of the microscope, with 3 folding tables and 5 folding lithographed plates; (2) microscopic research, with 2 folding tables and 3 folding lithographed plates; (3) the history of the microscope and description of instruments used at the time. With 10 folding lithographed plates. Harting added the fourth volume in 1854 at the request of many readers, who felt the need for a more extensive treatment of microscopic research, so, the fourth volume is in fact a supplement to the second volume.With 2 endleaves detached, one together with 2 plates and the 1-leaf letterpress afterword, still attached to them. Very slightly browned, but still in very good condition. A very detailed view of the state of the art in microscopy in the 1850s, rarely found complete.

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        League of the Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee or Iroquois

      Dodd, Mead and Co., New York 1901 - 2vols, 8vo, orig. red gold dec. cloth-covered bds with beautiful new dk. brown leather spines in 5 compartments with 4 raised bands, matching red leather labels on spines with bright gold titles and volume numbers; teg, bds show mild very light rubbing but otherwise clean and unworn, some rubbing to corners with tiny bit of board showing, hinges tight; new lt. grey matte eps, both vols. internally clean and unmarked; vol.I lacking a single color plate, otherwise both vols complete with all illus and maps; vol.I- 11 full pg. color plates, 27 b&w illus, fine lg. color fold-out map with very small neat tape repair to back; vol.II- 7 full pg. color plates, 47 b&w illus, photogravure, and lg. fold-out color map in fine condition; pp.xx,338,xii,332 incl. 2 appendices and index; no dj as issued. A lovely complete two-volume set of this very scarce and very small (300 copies) limited edition of Henry Lewis Morgan's definitive work on the Iroquois (Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee, or People of the Long House.) A new edition, with additional matter, edited and annotated by Herbert M. Lloyd. Lacking only one of 19 color plates and with two lg. lovely fold-out maps. Despite the sl. rubbing to boards, we would be inclined to call this set fine but for the single missing plate of a "moccason." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Philadelphia: Patterson & White Co , 1901-1905. 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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        ISTITUTI SCOLASTICI della lega nazionale.

      1901. in-8 obl., ccnn 35, bella leg. edit. con impressioni a secco al piatto ant. e fogli rilegati con cordoncino in seta rossa. Con 35 tavv. xilogr. a colori raff. gli istituti scolastici delle scuole elementari di città e paesi del Trentino, Trieste, Istria, Friuli e Dalmazia. Le belliss. tavv. sono firmate dagli artisti: Sencig, Flumiani, Orell, Goyon, Parin, Croatto, Grimani e Wostry. Gli edifici scolastici raffigurati riguardano i paesi di Cucciani (Istria), Pisino, Trieste, Villanova di Parenzo, S.Domenica di Albona, Gimino, Sebenico, Lucinico, Neresine, Piedimonte, Cherso, Medelano, Duino, Spalato, Lussingrande, Curzola, Zara, Trento, Laurana, Cormons, Fogliano, Ponte Isonzo, Sagrado, Canazei, Roverè della Luna, Campitello, Miola di Pinè, Lussinpiccolo, S. Giovanni di Fassa, Grumo, Folgaria, etc... Alla fine 2 tavv. ripiegate in cromolitogr. raff. la topografia dell'Istria, della Venezia Tridentina e della Dalmazia. [218]

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        Autograph letter signed "C. Saint-Saëns," most likely to dramatist Victorien Sardou.

      2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Paris, August 16, 1901. Decorative initial incorporating a serpent's head and text in black ink on lined paper. In French (with translation). Saint-Saëns discusses the casting of the principal tenor role for the première of his opera, Les barbares. Saint-Saën's correspondent was probably Victorien Sardou, the opera's co-librettist. "[Guillaume] Ibos has stage presence and shines with a lively radiance in loud passages, but sings flat in soft passages... [Emilio de] Marchi, the new Italian phoenix, doesn't sing in French... [Albert] Vaguet will sing wonderfully. As an actor, he's not bad, he's hopeless; but perhaps with your advice we will do something about him because he is full of drive. He is already a favorite with the opera audience." Slightly worn, browned and stained; creased at folds and somewhat overall; short splits to at upper and lower portions of central fold; small edge tears. Albert Vaguet (1865-1943) did indeed sing Marcomir, the principal tenor role, in the première of Les barbares, which took place at the Paris Opéra on October 23, 1901. Guillaume Ibos (1860-1952) sang the title role in the first Paris performance of Massenet's opera Werther in 1893. In 1900, the year before this letter was written, Emilio de Marchi (1861-1917) created the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca. Victorien Sardou (1831-1908) was a prominent French dramatist best known for his historical melodramas and comedies. Opera composers were attracted to his melodramas in particular: Puccini's Tosca, for instance, is based on Sardou's play of the same name. Although he himself did not provide many libretti, he worked closely with Saint-Saëns on Les barbares.

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        The First Men in the Moon.

      George Newnes, London, 1901, FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (vii) + 342. Illustrated with 12 monochrome plates. Bound in original full green calf, gilt, with extra gilt and 'star' motif to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. A fine 'Prize' binding by Ramage, for Bolton-Le-Moors Grammar School, with gilt medallion to upper and prize-winner inscription to second blank (awarded for science, Form V, 1903). Some trivial wear; Fine. Uncommon to find this title in a contemporary leather binding.A brilliant scientist who accidentally produces a gravity-defying substance and builds a spaceship, and with the materialistic Bedford, they travel to the moon. With oposing expectations, the two must unite as they encounter the biologically engineered Selenites who will viciously defend their home. Geoffrey H. Wells [18]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [342]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8.

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        The Antarctic Manual


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        Problèmes de Géométrie et d'Hydraulique. I - II. Les Solides d'Égal Volume. Première - Seconde Partie. Manuscrits inédits, reproduits d'après les originaux conservés a la "Forster Library, South Kensington Museum, London" III. Machines Hydraliques. Application du principe de la vis d'Archimède. Pompes, machines d'épuisement et de dragage. Publication honorée de la Souscription du Ministère de l'Instruction publique et des Beaux - Arts

      Édouard Rouveyre (Imprimerie J. Dumoulin), 1901. 3 voll. in-8° (247x177mm), pp. 5 di testo preliminari a ciascun volume (occhietto, giustificazione di tiraggio, frontespizio, indicazione sintetica del contenuto dei facsimili contenuti nel volume in questione), cartonatura editoriale con titolo in rosso e nero. Titolo a stampa su tassello cartaceo ai dorsi. Complessivi 110 facsimili applicati al solo recto di altrettanti fogli in cartoncino, dai manoscritti vinciani originali della Forster Library di Londra. Ogni parte è preceduta da un'etichetta a stampa applicata sempre al solo recto. Qualche lieve ombra e alone alle cartonature. Ottimo stato. Rarissima edizione tirata a soli 100 esemplari (esemplare n° 64, come attestato dalla giustificazione di tiratura autografa dell'editore al verso dell'occhietto del primo volume). Stanitz, 25. Freitag, 6904. Francese

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        W G Grace Handwritten Letter, with INK Signature

      Here we have a very rare lot: A handwritten two page letter by William Gilbert Grace, in black ink to Herbert Stanley Keigwin, Brother of Richard, congratulating him on his good form and hoping to give him some good games during the season. I could have played you here v Surrey if I had only known you could have come . In the match v Surrey, Grace made 71 & 80 and took 5-39 in Surrey s first innings. Scorecard of match : Scorecard The letter written on London County Cricket Club, Crystal Palace letter head and dated 3rd May 1901 - Excellent ink signature of Grace. There is a Wisden link to this lot, I purchased the letter to go with my 1916 paperback as I thought I would never find the hardback and this piece would make my 1916 a bit more special (it being the Grace Edition) but I do have a hardback now so selling this letter for someone else to treasure.

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        La belle France

      First edition.Bradel binding by Thomas Boichot of paper boards, dark brown morocco title label to spine, covers preserved. Autograph inscription by Georges Darien to Henri Fèvre.A good copy in an attractive binding. P.V. Stock Paris 1901 12x18,5cm relié

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        Meisterwerke der deutschen Glasmalerei 100 Tafeln

      100 Tafeln in Lichtdruck nebst einem Begleitwort von Franz Sales Meyer, Professor an der Großherzogl. Kunstgewerbeschule Karlsruhe, herausgegeben vom Badischen Kunstgewerbe-Verein aus Anlaß der im Jahre 1901 stattgefundenen Glasmalereiausstellung zu Karlsruhe, 32 x 42 cm

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        Japan: Its History Arts and Literature [and] China Its History Arts and Literature [12 volumes] Oriental Series. Author's Edition

      J. B. Millet, Boston and Tokyo 1901 and 1902 - Teg. 12 Volumes: Eight Volumes On Japan, Copyright 1901, And 4 Volumes On China, Copyright 1902, In Original Matching Red Cloth Bindings. #59 Of 1000 Of The "Author's Edition", In Very Sturdy And Long-Lasting Red Cloth. Brinkley Was A Military Attached For The British Legation Circa 1867-1871, Then An Advisor To The Meiji Government And An Instructor At The Naval Gunnery School. He Owned And Edited The Japan Mail From 1881, Which Later Merged With The Japan Times, And Was Foreign Correspondent Of The Times Of London. Very Light Signs Of Wear, Light Bumping To Head And Foot Of Spines, No Marks Or Names Or Bookplates, Not Ex-Library, A Well-Preserved Set. Volume I Has Fading In A Section At Top Of Rear Board, Where It Was Exposed To Light, But Spines Are Not Noticeably Faded. [Later Editions Of This Work Include Additions On Other Countries By Other Authors; The Complete Set Is 24 Volumes, The Later Volumes Being Considerably Scarcer Than The First 12]. International Postage Via Priority Mail Will Be Over $120; Us Postage About $20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Western Mail Football Annual 1901-1902

      Western Mail 1901 - Rules, fixtures for the 1901-2 season for all the South Wales clubs. Paperback. 12mo. 28pp + original printed wrappers  Corners a little nibbled but overall a very good copy. A scarce and early Welsh rugby annual. Not recorded by Jenkins.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Werner Hesenberg") to Joaquin M. LUTTINGER (1923-1997), Cambridge, 3 February 1948. 4 pages, in German, small 4to, in ink with two small drawings, envelope. [With:] HEISENBERG, Werner. Typed letter signed ("W. Heisenberg") to "Herr Jost and Herr Luttinger" Goettingen, 11 November 1947. 2 pages, 4to, in German, torn along folds with chipping affecting text. [And with:] LUTTINGER, Joaquin and Res JOST. Typed letter signed ("J.M. Luttinger" and "Res Jost") to "Herr Professor" [Heisenberg], Zurich, 29 October 1947. 2 pages, in German, 4to, with ink manuscript corrections. [And with:] Carbon copy to "Prof Heisenberg," 3 December 1947. One page, in English. 4to. [And with:] HEISENBERG, Werner. Autograph letters signed ("Werner Heisenberg") to "Herr Luttinger." [And with:] Carbon copy to "Herr Professor" [Heisenberg], 4 March 1948. 2 pages, in German. 4to.

      Together three letters in which Werner Heisenberg (1901-76) discusses the problem of superconductivity. Heisenberg was famous for his work on quantum theory and atomic structure, as well as his invention of quantum mechanics. He was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize for physics. In 1947 and 1948 Heisenberg's studies focused on superconductivity. He published four major papers on the subject: 'Zur Theorie der Supraleitung' (Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 2a (1947), pp. 185-201); 'Die Übertragung Elektromagnetischer Kräfte im Supraleiter', Nachrichten der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen, Math.-Phys. Klasse (1947), pp. 23-26; 'Das Elektrodynamische Verhaltender Supraleiter' (Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 3a (1948), pp. 65-75); 'Thermodynamische Betrachtungen zum Problem der Supraleitung,' Annalen der Physik, 6. Folge, Bd. 3 (1948), pp. 290-296. Although Heisenberg's attempt to solve the problem of superconductivity was unsuccessful (like those of Joseph John Thompson, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Léon Brillouin, Ralph Kronig, Felix Bloch, Lev Landau, Max Born, and Richard Feynman), it was a significant step along the way to the final solution given in 1957 by John Bardeen, Leon N. Cooper and John R. Schrieffer, for which they received the Nobel Prize in Physics 1972. Superconductivity was first discovered in 1911 by the Dutch physicist Heike Kammerlingh Onnes (1853-1926). Onnes dedicated his scientific career to exploring extremely cold refrigeration. On July 10, 1908, he successfully liquified helium by cooling it to 452 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (4 K). Liquid helium enabled him to cool other materials closer to absolute zero (0 K). Onnes then began to investigate the electrical properties of metals in extremely cold temperatures. It had been known for many years that the resistance of metals fell when cooled below room temperature, but it was not known what limiting value the resistance would approach, if the temperature were reduced very close to 0 K. Some scientists, such as Lord Kelvin, believed that electrons flowing through a conductor would come to a complete halt as the temperature approached absolute zero. Other scientists, including Onnes, believed there would be a steady decrease in electrical resistance, with a leveling off as the resistance reached some ill-defined minimum value. Onnes passed a current through a very pure mercury wire and measured its resistance as he steadily lowered the temperature. Much to his surprise there was no leveling off of resistance, let alone the stopping of electrons as suggested by Kelvin. At 4.2 K the resistance suddenly vanished. Current was flowing through the mercury wire and nothing was stopping it, the resistance was zero. Onnes wrote, "Mercury has passed into a new state, which on account of its extraordinary electrical properties may be called the superconductive state". He called this newly discovered state, Superconductivity. The next major discovery was made in 1933 by Walther Meissner (1882-1974) and Robert Ochsenfeld (1901-93), who demonstrated that superconductors will not allow a magnetic field to penetrate its interior. It causes currents to flow that generate a magnetic field inside the superconductor that just balances the field that would have otherwise penetrated the material. This effect, now called the Meissner Effect, was explained theoretically in 1935 by the brothers Fritz and Heinz London, who showed that the Meissner effect was a consequence of the minimization of the electromagnetic free energy carried by a superconducting current. This was, however, the only real success the theoreticians had in explaining superconductivity before the Second World War. "After the Second World War, Werner Heisenberg, one of the creators of modern quantum mechanics, took serious interest in formulating a theory of superconductivity. His theory was based on the assumption that strong Coulomb interactions dramatically alter the character of electrons. Instead of forming plane waves, electrons near the Fermi energy would localize. The model was treated using a variational single electron wave function. Heisenberg realized that a crucial challenge for any theory of superconductivity was to derive the tiny observed energy advantage of the superconducting state, compared to other possible states. His search for new bound states in the vicinity of the Fermi energy was quite original and clearly pointed into the right direction. His confidence regarding his own results is nevertheless impressive: "If ... condensation takes place through the Coulomb forces, one can scarcely think of any other mechanism which reduces ordinary Coulomb energies to so small values" ('The Electron Theory of Superconductivity,' in Two Lectures by W. Heisenberg, Cambridge, 1949). The shortcoming in the approach was that Heisenberg did not accept that the Meissner effect is at odds with the infinite conductivity approach to superconductivity. He stated: "the essential difference from several more recent attempts is the assumption that the perfect conductivity rather than the diamagnetism is the primary feature of the phenomenon" (ibid.). Heisenberg claimed to have derived the London equation from his theory. Following his calculation one finds that the derivation is based on the implicit assumption that the initial magnetic field value vanishes" (Schmalian). In the first letter dated 29 October 1947, Luttinger (1923-97) and Jost (1918-90) refer to the first publication and question whether he can arrive at reliable conclusions regarding the energy conditions: "Demnach glauben wir, dass man aus Ihrer geordnete[n] Phase keine zuverlaessigen Schlusse bezueglich der wirklichen energetischen Verhaeltnisse ziehen darf..." Heisenberg is clarifying his point of view in the two subsequent letters. Heisenberg responds immediately on 11 November 1947 defending his findings. Luttinger and Jost respond to Heisenberg on 3 December 1947: "We have your letter of 11 November but unfortunately are still having difficulties with some of the points discussed. It is, of course, clear to us that your theory does include the fact that the lowest state is currentless: the superconductivity arising from the unusually high density of states with current. It is just our point, however, that such an abnormally high density of states cannot exist..." In his response, dated 3 February 1948, Heisenberg corrects a mistake he made in his response to Luttinger and elaborates more on his theory: "Die Verschiebungen zwischen Strukturen und Elektronengitter haben zunachst nur zur Folge, dass sich das E-Gitter relative zum E.-Gas bewegen muss. Die Gasamstbewegung wird erst festgelegt, wenn auch Gleichgewicht zwischen den Elektronen und dem Ionengitter hergestellt wird." ("The shift between the structure and the electro-grid have only one result, the E-grid has to move in relation to the e-Gas. The entire movement is first established if also a balance between electro and ion grid is produced.") The final carbon copy concludes the discussion, mentioning that both Luttinger and Jost had moved on to other projects. Schmalian, 'Failed theories of superconductivity,' in Bardeen Cooper and Schrieffer: 50 Years, eds. L. N. Cooper and D. Feldman (2010).

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        Spedizione italiana nel Mare Artico sulla 'Stella Polare'. Conferenza.

      Roma, Civelli, 1901. In 8vo legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso di gusto liberty, pp. 76 con 7 immagini fotografiche a piena pagina delle quali 4 fuori testo e due carte geografiche ripiegate (strappo riparato senza mancanze ad  una di esse)  Edizione originale in volume della Conferenza tenuta presso la Società Geografica Italiana, il 14 gennaio 1901, dal Duca degli Abruzzi e dal Comandante Umberto Cagni. I protagonisti della Spedizione narrano la loro impresa, che li portò a raggiungere la latitudine Nord più avanzata dell'epoca. L'esemplare, pur presentando gore alle illustrazioni  poste in fondo al volume, risulta di particolare interesse in quanto  è presente la firma autografa all'occhietto di Luigi di Savoia Duca  degli Abruzzi ed è conservato in un'artistica rilegatura della Legatoria Pacchiotti di Torino, fornitrice della Real Casa, le a cui etichetta con armi sabaude è apposta al foglio di sguardia.

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        Les aventures du roi Pausole

      First edition, one of 300 numbered copies on vellum.Binding in morocco half black with corners, back with five nerves set with ornate golden triple net gilded boxes decorated in their centers, a mosaic element floral green morocco, red and brown, golden tail date gilded friezes head and tail golden threads in frames of marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats marbled paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head.Signed autograph of Louys Jean Lahor, literary pseudonym of Dr. Cazalis who was a relative of Stéphane Mallarmé.Provenance: from the library of Jean Lahor with its engraved bookplate pasted on a contreplat.Nice copy pleasantly established. Charpentier Paris 1901 12x19cm relié

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