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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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        Les vingt et un jours d'un neurasthénique

      Charpentier. First edition on current paper. Binding to bradel half red morocco with corners, smooth back, tail date, plates, guards and contreplats marbled paper, covers and spine preserved, contemporary binding signed Stroobants. Our copy is enriched with an autograph letter signed by two pages of the author headed the newspaper for which the Order was drama critic Octave Mirbeau. Ex-dono pen on a copy garde.Bel pleasantly established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Charpentier Paris 1901 12,5x19cm relié

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        Studie über die Entwickelung des Dichters Victor Hugo. Der philosophischen Facultät der Universität Wien überreicht behufs Erlangung der Venia Legendi für das Gebiet der romanischen Philologie.

      Wien, Selbstverlag, 1901. VI + 66 S. OBrosch. EA. WG II 11. - Lichtschatten, Ebd.: kl. Fehlstelle a. T. fachmännisch m. Japanpapier geschlossen, Läsuren fachmännisch hinterlegt. Leichte Gbrsp. - Hofmannsthal, (1874 - 1929) , veröffentlichte schon als Gymnasiast Gedichte und fand die staunende Aufmerksamkeit der Autoren des Jungen Wien (Hermann Bahr, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Arthur Schnitzler u.a.). Seit 1892 studierte er in Wien zunächst Jura, später Romanistik, und wurde 1898 promoviert. Den Plan einer Habilitation gab er auf und ließ sich 1901 nach der Heirat mit der Bankierstochter Gertrud Schlesinger in Rodaun als freier Schriftsteller nieder. In den neunziger Jahren entstanden die Gedichte (Vorfrühling, Terzinen, Manche freilich), lyrischen Dramen (Gestern, Der Tor und der Tod, Der Kaiser und die Hexe, Der Abenteurer und die Sängerin) und Erzählungen (Das Märchen der 672. Nacht, Reitergeschichte), die Hofmannsthals frühen Ruhm, aber auch das Klischee des Ästhetentums begründeten. In erfundenen Gesprächen und Briefen gab er Essayistischem die Form der Fiktion; so handelt der lange als Zäsur im Werk, gar als Schaffenskrise mißverstandene Chandos-Brief (1902) im Medium der Sprache von der Sprache als ästhetischem und sozialem Problem -- einem Thema, das später auch seine Komödien bestimmte ... Das weitgespannte Œuvre zeigt überall die Anspannung, dem Überkommenen das Neue -- etwa die philosophischen Konzepte Georg Simmels und Max Schelers oder die politischen Utopien Gustav Landauers -- zu amalgamieren. Den geistigen Austausch mit vielen Zeitgenossen bezeugen die zahlreichen Briefwechsel -- u.a. mit Raoul Auernheimer, Eberhard von Bodenhausen, Georg Brandes, Richard Dehmel, Harry Graf Kessler, Anton und Katharina Kippenberg, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jakob Wassermann, Anton Wildgans, Stefan Zweig. (DBE) - Selten, hier die im Selbstverlag erschienene Habilitationsschrift. Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        Casey at the Bat

      1st Edition New York: New Amsterdam Book Co. 1901. EXTREMELY SCARCE FIRST BOOK EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Ernest Lawrence Thayer, a humor columnist for The San Francisco Examiner, submitted "Casey at the Bat" on June 3, 1888, after moving back to Massachusetts due to illness. It was the final ballad in a series published every other week. The initial response was minor; Thayer was paid five dollars and only a few papers in the east reprinted it. Then, that following winter, Archibald Clavering Gunter, a novelist, suggested to his friend William DeWolf Hopper, a comedian, that he memorize the poem for a performance attended by the New York Giants and Chicago White Stockings.? Hopper recounts: "When I dropped my voice to B flat, below low C, at 'the multitude was awed,' I remember seeing [the Giants' catcher] Buck Ewing's gallant mustachios give a single nervous twitch. And as the house, after a moment of startled silence, grasped the anticlimactic dénouement, it shouted its glee. They had expected, as anyone does on hearing 'Casey' for the first time, that the mighty batsman would slam the ball out of the lot, and a lesser bard would have had him do so, and thereby written merely a good sporting-page filler. There is no more completely satisfactory drama in literature than the fall of Humpty Dumpty."The poem became Hopper's most famous bit; he estimated he performed it over ten thousand times. "By 1900 almost everyone in America had heard or read the poem, but almost no one knew who had written it. Hopper himself did not find out who the author was until about five years after he had begun reciting it."Thayer emphatically denied that he had had any specific ballplayer in mind for any of the men mentioned in "Casey." He said, "The constant wrangling about the authorship, from which I have tried to keep aloof, has certainly filled me with disgust." Thayer also "refused to discuss payments for reprintings of 'Casey.' 'All I ask is never to be reminded of it again.'""Friends said that toward the end of his life he softened a bit in his scornful attitude toward 'Casey.' By then T.S. Eliot had written an admiring parody of the poem, and even professors of English, notably William Lyon Phelps of Yale, had hailed 'Casey' as an authentic native masterpiece. 'The psychology of the hero and the psychology of the crowd leave nothing to be desired,' Phelps wrote in What I Like in Poetry. 'There is more knowledge of human nature displayed in this poem than in many of the works of the psychiatrist.'" (Martin Gardner, The Annotated Casey at the Bat)This is the first compiling in book-form of the classic American poem, featuring color illustrations and a dedication that reads: "Dedicated, by special permission, to that jovial patron of the national game Mr. DeWolf Hopper."New York: New Amsterdam Book Co., 1901. Octavo, original wrappers; custom silk box. Wrappers neatly detached (but secure under mylar), a few chips around the spine. Interior fine. A rare survival in the fragile original wrappers. Very Good / Very Good.

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        Traité des échecs et recueil des parties jouées au tournoi international de 1900

      Paris: Societe Anonyme de Publications Periodiques P Mouillot, 1901. 460 pages with frontispiece and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in half blue cloth with raised spine bands and gilt lettering to spine and marbled boards. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5256) First edition.Like the historic London competition nearly half a century earlier (1851, the third Paris international tournament was conducted in the exciting splendor of the world's fair. A total of 17 players from Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Austria, the Untied States, England, Russian and France competed for 12,800 in prize money and four valuable Servres fases donated by the French Government. The Grande Cercle club served the visiting masters free coffee, tea and lemonade during the competition. The participants were permitted to take all their meals in the club, which was known for its superior cuisine. The Paris organizing committee, following the example of the London 1883 and New York 1889 tournaments, required that all drawn games be replayed. Only the result of the second game would count. In another attempt to encourage fighting chess, the committee announced that ties at the end of the tournament would be broken by number og games won. Schlechter fell victim to this tie-breaking system: he posted a +9 -5 =2 score to finish even with Marco and Mieses (both +10 -6 =0) in seventh-ninth places but went without a prize, since he had won fewer games. The London-domiciled Lasker (+14 -1 =1)began in impressive fashion with successive victories against Schlechter, Didier, Burn and Mieses. He then suffered his only defeat, this at the hands of the exciting 23 year old American rookie, Marsha. The Paris victory was Lasker's fourth in international competition and clearly established him as the world's premier player. The "American Eagle" Pillsbury (+12 -3 =1) soared into an early lead, but losses to Marshall (26 moves), Lasker (23 moves) and Burn consigned him to second place. Marshall, another brash young invader from across the Atlantic, also covered himself with glory (+11 -3 =2). He entered the final round with 12 points, then suffered a painful setback at the hands of the grimly pursuing Marcozy. The loss dropped him into a tie for third and fourth places with his Magyar conqueror. Enroute to his impressive showing, Marshall scored a 5 1/2 out of seven points against the other prizewinners. Burn (+11 -5 =0) distinguished the cause of British chess by securing the fifth of eight prizes - while the courageous Tchigorin (+9 -4 =3), overcoming a faltering start (losses in three of his first four games), fought back to claim the sixth prize. Just outside the prize list was Schlecter, who played below his usual strength. Nonetheless, he did manage to author a number of good games. His contest with Mason was singled out for inclusion in the 500 Master Games of Chess.Condition:Hinges cracked with rubbing, shelf wear, corners bumped rubbed, some foxing else a good to very good copy.

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        The Violet Fairy Book

      London, Longmans, 1901. 8vo., pp. 388. Publisher's purple gilt-pictoral cloth, All edges gilt. Eight colour plates and numerous black and white drawings by H.J. Ford Lightly rubbed to spine tips, owner's name, minor soiling else internally clean. INSCRIBED by the author on half title. First edition.

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        First Men in the Moon, The [First Issue]

      First Impression London George Newnes 1901 First British Edition, First Issue, with black coated end papers. 8vo; viii, 342pp, with a frontispiece and 11 further full-page illustrations by Claude Shepperson. Publisher's dark blue decorative cloth, the upper cover and spine stamped gilt (the first and primary binding state, of four). An unusually Fine, bright copy, the hinges uncracked, of one of the most difficult of Wells's science fiction titles to be found in collectible condition.Fine The last and perhaps most complex of Wells's early scientific romances, inspired by Jules Verne's 'Journey to the Moon.' Unlike Verne, Wells had all scientific aspects of his lunar voyage verified for plausibility by experts at the time. In 1919, the book was turned into the first of the films to be based on Wells's work. "These early 'scientific romances' remain unsurpassed for their imagination and visionary power. Where Wells's contemporaries saw him as adding the scientific imagination to nineteenth-century romance, the twentieth century regarded him as the greatest of the forerunners of modern science fiction. His tales of future evolution, alien intelligence, interplanetary warfare and technological dystopia anticipated most of science fiction's thematic repertoire." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Les histoires de Jean-Marie Cabidoulin

      Hetzel. First edition, of which there were no large paper copiesHalf light brown calf over marbled paper boards, double gilt fillets to spine, covers mounted on guards and preserved, top edge speckled; an unsigned modern pastiche binding by Goy & VilaineVery rare autograph inscription from Jules Verne to [Achille] Tournier, prefect of the Somme at the timeWith original illustrations by Georges RouxA very good copy handsomely bound. Hetzel Paris s.d. (1901) 12x19cm relié

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        Studien zur Kriegsgeschichte und Taktik. 6 Bände (in 10 Bänden)

      EA, Mittler, Bln., 1901-1913, Mit zahlr. Karten in Steindruck und Textskizzen., orig. Halbleder, Rücken reich vergoldet, (leicht berieben/ Beim 2. Kartenband fehlen 3 Karten) Enthalten: Band I: Heeresbewegungen im Kriege 1870-1871. Mit 17 Karten in Steindruck sowie 6 Textskizzen. 287 S., Band II: Das Abbrechen von Gefechten. Mit 22 (von 25) Karten in Steindruck in separatem Kartenband, 279 S., Band III: Der Schlachterfolg, mit welchen Mitteln wurde er erstrebt? Mit einem Atlas, enthaltend 65 Skizzen in Steindruck, 313 S., Band IV: Die Festung in den Kriegen Napoleons und der Neuzeit. Mit einem Atlas, enthaltend 29 Skizzen in Steindruck, 335 S.,. Band V: Der 18. August 1870. Mit 3 Anlagen und einer Kartentasche, enthaltend 41 Skizzen in Steindruck, sowie 2 Karten und einem Plan, 597 S., Band VI: Heeresverpflegung. Mit 10 in den Text gedruckten Skizzen und 12 Karten und Skizzen als Anlagen, 326 S.

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        Mathematische Probleme.

      Leipzig: Teubner, 1901. First complete publication, extremely rare offprint issue, of Hilbert's famous and enormously influential address to the International Congress of Mathematicians at Paris in 1900 in which he set forth a list of twenty-three problems that he predicted would be of central importance to the advance of mathematics in the twentieth century. Hilbert's paper was first published in Nachrichten der Königliche Gesellschaft zur Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Mathematische-physikalischen Klasse 3 (1900), pp. 253-97, and reprinted with additions as the offered work. "Hilbert's problems came in four groups. In the first group were six foundational ones, starting with an analysis of the real numbers using Cantorian set theory, and including a call for axioms for arithmetic, and the challenge to axiomatise physics. The next six drew on his study of (algebraic) number theory, and culminated with his revival of Kronecker's Jugendtraum, and the third set of six were a mixed bag of algebraic and geometric problems covering a variety of topics. In the last group were five problems in analysis - the direction that Hilbert's own interests were going. He asked for a proof that suitably smooth elliptic partial differential equations have the type of solutions that physical intuition (and many a German physics textbook) suggest, even though it had been known since the 1870s that the general problem of that kind does not. He made a specific proposal for advancing the general theory of the calculus of variations" (Gray). "As the nineteenth century drew to its close, David Hilbert (1862-1943), then regarded as a leading mathematician of his generation, presented a list of twenty- three problems, which he urged upon the attention of his contemporaries. They have entered the folklore of professional mathematicians; even a partial solution of one of them has given its author(s) much prestige... "The motivation was the Second International Congress of Mathematicians, held in Paris early in August 1900, which Hilbert was invited to address. He seems to have thought of the topic by December 1899, for he sought then the opinion of his close friend Hermann Minkowski (1864-1909), and again in March of another ally, Adolf Hurwitz (1859-1919). But apparently he delayed writing the paper until May or June, so that the lecture was left out of the Congress programme. However, by mid-July he must have sent it for publication by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences, of which he was a member, for Minkowski was then reading the proofs; very likely no refereeing had occurred. Hilbert spoke in the Sorbonne on the morning of 8 August 1900, not in a plenary lecture but in the section of the Congress on bibliography and history; he proposed "the future problems of mathematics," working from a French translation of his text that was distributed to the members of the audience. A summary of it soon appeared in the recently founded Swiss journal L'Enseignement Mathématique; the original seems not to have been published. For reasons of time he described there only ten problems. The full story was soon out with the Göttingen Academy; next year it was published again, with three additions, in the Archiv der Mathematik und Physik ... The Archiv version was translated in full into French for the Congress proceedings by the French mathematician and former diplomat Léonce Laugel, who added a few footnotes of his own. His translation appeared both there and as a separate undated pamphlet under the title Mathematical Problems ... "The few pages of preamble appraised problems in general and the development of mathematical knowledge as Hilbert saw it; near the end he expressed his optimism with a slogan that he would repeat in later life: 'for in mathematics there is no ignorabimus!' . The modernistic flavour of the problems lay not only in their unresolved status but also in the high status given to axiomatisation in solving or even forming several of them" (Grattan-Guinness). "The first half-dozen problems pertained to the foundations of mathematics and had been suggested by what he considered the great achievements of the century just past: the discovery of the non-euclidean geometry and the clarification of the concept of the arithmetic continuum, or real number system. These problems showed strongly the influence of [Hilbert's] recent work on the foundations of geometry and his enthusiasm for the power of the axiomatic method. The other problems were special and individual, some old and well known, some new, all chosen, however, from fields of Hilbert's own past, present and future interest" (Reid, Hilbert (1970), p. 70). In the second of these problems, Hilbert called for a mathematical proof of the consistency of the arithmetic axioms - a question that, in a later incarnation, turned out to have great bearing on the development of both mathematical logic and computer science when the problem was addressed by Gödel and Turing. "Several main branches of mathematics were impressively covered or at least exemplified by problems: number theory and higher and abstract algebra (Hilbert's two main research specialities up to that time), most of real- and complex-variable analysis, and the still emerging branch of topology. Geometry was more patchily handled; in particular, the achievements of the Italian geometers largely eluded him. Apparently untalented in languages, he had trouble reading even technical Italian. Among problems directly inspired by Hilbert's own work, the Fourteenth Problem grew out of his proofs in the early 1890s that systems of algebraic invariants always possess finite bases. However, he forgot to cite Hurwitz's recent contribution ['Über die Erzeugung der Invarianten durch Integration,' Nachrichten Königlichen Gesellschaft Wissenschaften Göttingen, math.-physik. Klasse (1897), 71-90]; he apologised to his friend in November 1900 and added a paragraph to the Archiv version. "Some problems were handled with great perspicuity. In particular, in the Fifth Problem on the theory of Sophus Lie (1842-1899) of continuous groups of transformations, not only did he pose a specific problem invoking the differentiability of the pertaining functions, but also a broader one about weakening that property. The latter is still far from a general answer ... "The importance of Hilbert's lecture was grasped quite soon after the Congress; for example, Laugel's translation of the full version was published in its proceedings with the plenary lectures although it had not been so delivered. But the reaction after the lecture was "a rather desultory discussion," to quote from the report on the Congress prepared by Charlotte Angas Scott (1858-1931) for the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. Two comments were made. Firstly, the Italian mathematician Giuseppe Peano (1858-1932) remarked that the Second Problem on the consistency of arithmetic was already essentially solved by colleagues working on his project of mathematical logic and that the forthcoming Congress lecture by Alessandro Padoa (1868-1937) was pertinent to it... Secondly, the German mathematician Rudolf Mehmke (1857-1944) made a point about numerical methods that bore upon the Thirteenth Problem on resolving the quintic: it led to a new paragraph in the Archiv version..." (Grattan-Guinness). "Hilbert's problems ranged greatly in topic and precision. Some of them are propounded precisely enough to enable a clear affirmative or negative answer, like the 3rd problem, which was the first to be solved, or the 8th problem (the Riemann hypothesis). For other problems, such as the 5th, experts have traditionally agreed on a single interpretation, and a solution to the accepted interpretation has been given, but closely related unsolved problems exist. Sometimes Hilbert's statements were not precise enough to specify a particular problem but were suggestive enough so that certain problems of more contemporary origin seem to apply, e.g. most modern number theorists would probably see the 9th problem as referring to the conjectural Langlands correspondence on representations of the absolute Galois group of a number field. Still other problems, such as the 11th and the 16th, concern what are now flourishing mathematical sub-disciplines, like the theories of quadratic forms and real algebraic curves. There are two problems that are not only unresolved but may in fact be unresolvable by modern standards. The 6th problem concerns the axiomatization of physics, a goal that twentieth century developments of physics (including its recognition as a discipline independent from mathematics) seem to render both more remote and less important than in Hilbert's time. Also, the 4th problem concerns the foundations of geometry, in a manner that is now generally judged to be too vague to enable a definitive answer. The other twenty-one problems have all received significant attention, and late into the twentieth century work on these problems was still considered to be of the greatest importance. Paul Cohen received the Fields Medal during 1966 for his work on the first problem, and the negative solution of the tenth problem during 1970 by Yuri Matiyasevich generated similar acclaim. Aspects of these problems are still of great interest today" (Wikipedia). Here are the 23 problems enumerated by Hilbert. 1. The cardinality of the continuum, including well-ordering. 2. The consistency of the axioms of arithmetic. 3. The equality of the volumes of two tetrahedra of equal bases and equal altitudes. 4. The straight line as shortest connection between two points. 5. Lie's concept of a continuous group of transformations without the assumption of the differentiability of the functions defining a group. 6. The axioms of physics. 7. Irrationality and transcendence of certain numbers. 8. Prime number theorems (including the Riemann hypothesis). 9. The proof of the most general reciprocity law in arbitrary number fields. 10. Decision on the solvability of a Diophantine equation. 11. Quadratic forms with any algebraic coefficients. 12. The extension of Kronecker's theorem on Abelian fields to arbitrary algebraic fields. 13. Impossibility of solving the general seventh degree equation by means of functions of only two variables. 14. Finiteness of systems of relative integral functions. 15. A rigorous foundation of Schubert's enumerative calculus. 16. Topology of real algebraic curves and surfaces. 17. Representation of definite forms by squares. 18. The building up of space from congruent polyhedra. 19. The analytic character of solutions of variation problems. 20. General boundary value problems. 21. Linear differential equations with a given monodromy group. 22. Uniformization of analytic relations by means of automorphic functions. 23. The further development of the methods of the calculus of variations. A 24th problem, on the simplicity of proofs, was omitted by Hilbert but rediscovered in his original manuscript notes by German historian Rüdiger Thiele in 2000. OOC 320 (Göttingen Nachrichten issue); I. Grattan-Guinness, 'A sideways look at Hilbert's twenty-three problems of 1900,' Notices of the American Mathematical Society (2000), pp. 752-7); J. Gray, 'The Hilbert problems 1900-2000,' European Mathematical Society Newsletter 36 (2000), p. 10-13. Two offprints from Archiv der Mathematik und Physik, 3. Reihe, 1. Band, 1901. 8vo (236 x 163 mm), original printed wrappers, two small tears and a little piece missing from the bottom margin front wrappers, pp. [44]-63 & [213]-237.

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        COLLECTION OF EIGHTY-FOUR (84) HAND-COLORED PHOTOGRAPHS BY THIS JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHER: Tokyo, circa 1901

      Tokyo, Japan: Genroku-Kwan Photographer, R. Okamoto, 1901. Original photographs. Very Good. The 84 albumen prints measure 3.5" x 5.25" each and are delicately colored by hand. Included are studio portraits, dramatic scenes, and exterior views of men, women and children as well as many occupational scenes (painting lamps, fans, portraits), numerous views of geishas, musicians, tea ceremonies, rickshaws, fan-dancing, playing Go, market scenes, temples, marriage ceremony, water views, Tokyo street scenes, cherry blossoms, &c. Several are titled in the plate, but most are not. The photographs are of high quality with sharp focus and strong contrast. Some slight curling as usual with albumen prints, a little color offsetting onto blank versos, still quite attractive. In the photographer's original, printed envelope, somewhat worn but intact. Okamoto was a commercial photographer who played an important role in distributing albums and collections to Western audiences from his Toyko studio in the late Meiji era. [See Bennett, "Photography in Japan, 1853-1912."].

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        The Waverley Novels The New Century Edition of Sir Walter Scott's Novels Complete in 13 Volumes (In The Original Box)

      London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1901. 13 volumes, housed in the original wooden box, covered in burgundy pebbled cloth, with gilt lettering across fold-down panel. With list of titles to inside upper flap in gilt, on paste down card. No repairs to this set of books or to the box. All volumes present. Volumes bound in maroon leather with strong gilt title impressions to the spines, with floral details. Thin India paper. Box with a few very light rubbed spots to the corners but overall a near fine to fine set. Very presentable and giftable, very attractive. Uncommon in the original box, and in this remarkable condition. . Leather. Near Fine.

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        The Inheritors:

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co.,, 1901. an extravagant story. Octavo. Original sand-coloured cloth, spine lettered in black, front cover with large pictorial block in black, red & gilt, fore- and bottom-edge untrimmed. Housed in a custom made, brown quarter morocco solander box. Title page printed in orange & black. Spine toned (old label removed), covers showing light signs of handling (small old red ink stain on back cover, front cover lightly rubbed), inner joints cracked but sound, one or two leaves a little carelessly opened. A very good copy. First edition, second issue, with the corrected dedication (Harvey notes that "only four copies known of the first issue"), predating the UK edition by five weeks. Signed boldly by Conrad on the half-title "Joseph Conrad". Although The Inheritors is "generally regarded as a science fiction tale of a group of people from another, apparently parallel, world who call themselves The Dimensionists" (Locke) it is also related to Heart of Darkness (serialised 1899, published in book form 1902) in that Conrad and Hueffer - in their first collaboration - "satirised Leopold II [King of the of Belgians] as the greedy and unscrupulous Duc de Mersch" (Jeffrey Myers, Joseph Conrad: A Biography, 2001, p. 96). Copies inscribed by Conrad are decidedly uncommon.

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        The Waverley Novels. The New Century Edition of Sir Walter Scott's Novels. Complete in 13 Volumes (In The Original Box)

      London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1901. 13 volumes, housed in the original wooden box, covered in burgundy pebbled cloth, with gilt lettering across fold-down panel. With list of titles to inside upper flap in gilt, on paste down card. No repairs to this set of books or to the box. All volumes present. Volumes bound in maroon leather with strong gilt title impressions to the spines, with floral details. Thin India paper. Box with a few very light rubbed spots to the corners but overall a near fine to fine set. Very presentable and giftable, very attractive. Uncommon in the original box, and in this remarkable condition. . Leather. Near Fine.

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        Auf zum Südpol! 45 Jahre Wirkens zur Förderung der Erforschung der Südpolar-Region 1855-1900,

      Berlin, Vita Deutsches Verlagshaus (Felix Heinemann) [1901]. Erstausgabe, mit 5 geographischen Karten und 2 Bildeern des Verfassers, XV, 485 Seiten, 20x25, blaues illustriertes O Ln mit facettierten Buchdecken, SCHÖNES UND FESTES EXEMPLR DIESE SEHR SELTENEN TITELS, die Beschriftung am Buchrücken stellenweise leicht berieben, die ersten 2 Blätter mit wenigen minimalen Fehlstellen an der Unterkante Versand D: 5,00 EUR GR 44182, Antarktis

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        Conspectus florae Graecae

      Lipsiae [i.e. Leipzig]: Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann, 1901. In three volumes. [4], 825, [1]; [2], 612; [2], xxv, [1], 519pp, [1]. Contemporary brown half-cloth, marbled boards. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Upper hinge of Vol. I exposed, recent bookplates to endpapers of 'Norman Douglas Simpson' and 'W. T. Stearn', recent manuscript annotations to rear endpapers. [Together with:] HALACSY, E[ugen] de. Supplementum conspectus florae Graecae. Lipsiae [i.e. Leipzig]. Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann, 1908. [4], 132pp. Largely unopened in original publisher's tan printed paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle worn, lightly foxed, ink stamp to front cover. [And:] HALACSY, E[ugen] de. Supplementum secundum conspectus florae Graecae. Budapestini [i.e. Budapest]. Typis Societatis Pallas, 1912. 105pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Lightly sunned and foxed, slightly creased. The three volume synopsis, together with the two later supplements, of Greek flora by Austrian physician and botanist, Eugen von Halacsy (1842-1913). Specialising in the flora of the Balkan peninsula, Halacsy journeyed to Greece for numerous expeditions, working in conjunction with director of the botanical garden in Athens, Theodor von Heldreich, to produce this encyclopaedic catalogue modelled upon the Linnaean system of classification. From the libraries of two notable botanists: Norman Douglas Simpson (1890-1974) and William Thomas Stearn (1911-2001). . First edition. 8vo.

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        Ehrgeiz. Roman

      Berlin ohne Jahr (nach 1901). Ganzleinen, 195 und 174 Seiten. Frakturschrift. 3-facher Farbschnitt. Einband mit leichten Gewebeläsuren, ansonsten gut Klammern teils etwas angerostet, nur wenig Seiten minimal gefleckt, Inneres gut.

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        The Art Workmanship of the Maori Race in New Zealand. A Series of Illustrations from Specially Taken Photographs, with Descriptive Notes and Essays on the Canoes, Habitations, Weapons, Ornaments, and Dress of the Maoris

      Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Institute, 1901 Originally produced in five parts between 1896 and 1900; published by the New Zealand Institute,1901. 438 pgs with outstanding b/w photo plates at the end of each part (65 total) and multiple,other examples throughout the text. (Note that the Part 5 title page and one plate, are misbound at the end of Part 4) A heavy volume, in reddish cloth with gilt design & titles; no names or marks in text; not ex library. Other photos available if required. Inquiries welcome. Priority shipping recommended. . Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Heavy 4to. Hard Cover.

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        Ver Sacrum. Mittheilungen der Vereinigung Bildender Künstler Österreichs. [4. Jg.], (15. März) 1901, Heft 6. (Bewegungsstudien zur `Medicin` von Gustav Klimt OM., Deckenbild für die Aula der Universität in Wien).

      (Wien, Holzhausen) 1901. - Das Heft ist Bewegungsstudien zu Gustav Klimts Fakultätsbild Medizin gewidmet. - Im Jahr 1894 erhielten Klimt und Matsch den Auftrag, für den Festsaal der Wiener Universität Wandgemälde zu den vorgegebenen Themen Medizin, Philosophie und Jurisprudenz zu schaffen. Als Klimts unvollendetes Gemälde ?Medizin? bei der 10. Secessionsausstellung 1901 gezeigt wurde, kam es zu massiver öffentlicher Kritik. Um den Auseinandersetzungen zu entgehen, entschloss sich Klimt im Jahre 1905, seine Bilder, für die er bereits staatliche Vorauszahlungen erhalten hatte, mit der Hilfe privater Gönner zurück zu kaufen. Außerdem nahm er danach keinen Auftrag der öffentlichen Hand mehr an und wandte sich hauptsächlich der Porträt- und Landschaftsmalerei zu. Quadt.-4°. 9 unnum. Bll. (dav. 1 m. bedr. Seidenhemdchen) m. Abb., 1 Bl. (Anz.). OBrosch. m. kl. schwarzgedr. Deckelvign. u. -titel sowie illustr. Anz. auf beiden Spiegeln. Einbd. stark angestaubt, berieben, an den unt. Deckelrändern rissig, Ecken bestoßen, im re. Seitensteg m. 11 durchgeh. Lochspuren durch entfernte (n. orig.) Fadenheftung, im Text stärker abgegriffen u. z. Tl. felckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Schloss Neuschwanstein

      Artist: ; issued in: Berlin; date: 1901 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Mounted, upper and lower tear restored; size in cm : 49 x 63,5 - description: Decorative and reare view of the castle Hohenschwanstein in Bavaria. Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner.

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        Illuminated Manuscript Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Rev. W. J. Slocum. 1876-1901.

      Waterbury, Connecticut, 1901. Full Leather. Very Good Minus. A beautiful appreciation of a cleric's career, with original verse rendered with calligraphic lettering and several original artworks. 8vo. 20 by 17.5 cm. Unpaginated, 9 leaves of very heavy card stock, with calligraphic text and illustration only on the rectos. Original artwork includes a watercolored profile portrait of the distinguished Slocum, a wash watercolor of Allegheny College (two principal buildings on the Pennsylvania campus), and four different churches which Slocum had served. Not to be minimized is the ornamental borders and other embellishments that enrich almost every leaf. Among the decoration are birds, an American flag, clover, and various sinewy Rococo decoration. The Victorian Era illuminated manuscripts we typically find are English or French; we encounter American ones far less frequently. The binding is soiled and somewhat rough. Large chip at spine foot. Other surface loss along front board edge and upper corner. The tissue guards are ragged but still present.

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        Histoire des lunettes

      front., [4], 137 pp., 4 pl. Paris, A. Maloine, 1901, in-8, front, [4], 137 pp, 4 pl. hors texte, demi-basane anthracite de l'époque, dos à nerfs, couvertures conservées, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. Cet ouvrage est l'une des rares monographies du sujet. Frontispice et 4 planches hors texte ainsi que nombreuses figures dans le texte. Il est bien complet de toutes ses planches en dépit d'une erreur de numérotation. Trois feuillets intercalés entre les pages 134 et 135 notées 134 (a), (b) et (c). Bel exemplaire. Ex-libris manuscrit sur la page de faux-titre.

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        Traité de thérapeutique chirurgicale des animaux domestiques

      2 volumes de I : XII, 808 pp. Paris, Hasselin et Houzeau, 1901, in-8, 2 volumes de I : XII, 808 pp. et II : XI, (1), 744 pp, demi basane rouge, dos à faux nerfs, titre et filets dorés, Seconde édition. Monographie en deux volumes illustrée de 1028 gravures dans le texte ; traitant de chirurgie générale, des affections communes à tous les tissus, des affections des régions. Bel exemplaire, richement illustré et agréablement relié.

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        Le traitement du prostatisme (hypertrophie de la prostate) à l'usage des praticiens

      de 514 et (2) pages Paris, OCtave Doin, 1901, in-8, de 514 et (2) pages, exemplaire broché, Une des rares premières monographies sur le prostatisme, ou l'hypertrophie de la prostate, et sur ton traitement chirurgical. Après une première partie consacrée à la description clinique des différentes périodes du prostatisme et des infections urinaires qui peuvent en découler, Guiard décrit plusieurs traitements, d'abord hygiéniques, puis chirurgicaux pour endiguer ou stopper l'hypertrophie. Notamment, il consacre de longues pages au cathétérisme, et en particulier, chose encore novatrice à l'époque, à l'antisepsie du cathétérisme grâce à plusieurs instruments et méthodes qu'il a personnellement développé. Quelques figures en noir dans le texte montrent des instruments d'urologie. Enfin, les 80 pages finales forment un vaste et précis vocabulaire explicatif d'urologie du tout début du XXe siècle. Bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur propre et, en partie, non coupé.

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        The Serious Poems.

      London: George Newnes, 1901 - Octavo (200 x 130 mm). Contemporary art nouveau-style "vellucent" binding by Cedric Chivers of Bath in green full morocco with a hand-painted vellum vignette of an angel surrounded by doves to the front board, with the calligraphic caption "We make all melodies our care", smooth spine with gilt titles direct, decoration to spine and boards in gilt and blind, bevelled boards, turn-ins ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled enpapers. Spine and front board a little faded, spine with some minor scuffing, tanning to outer edges of free endpapers, mild finger-marking to limitation page, else contents exceptionally bright. An excellent copy. Black and white frontispiece, illustrated title page, 12 plates and 4 decorative borders in the text by H. Granville Fell. Signed limited edition, number 19 of 30 copies on Japanese vellum signed by the illustrator. A beautiful example of Chivers's vellucent technique, which he developed in the early 1900s. In contrast to the earlier method used by Edwards of Halifax, the painting was not done on the underside of the transparent vellum, but on paper which was attached to the binding and covered with vellum. The surface of the vellum was then tooled in gold, thus enhancing the impressive effect.

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        Die Insel. Monatsschrift. Erster und zweiter Jahrgang in 7 Bänden

      Schuster & Löffler 1901 Schuster & Löffler, Berlin, 1899-1901. Zusammen 2502 S. mit zahlreichen Abb. u. Buchschmuck, 3 original Halbpergamentbände mit vergoldetem Rückentitel, 4 Pbde mit Rückenschild, (Pappbände etwas berieben / 1 Rücken eingerissen) - 1. Jahrgang, 1. Quartal Oktober 1899 bis September 1901 der bedeutende literarischen Zeitschrift der Jahrhundertwernde/ Erster Jahrgang (Bände 1 bis 3): Exemplare auf Inselbütten / Zweiter Jahrgang (Bände 4 bis 7): Druck auf Maschinenpapier, der Satz generell sehr vereinfacht. / Kunstexlibris auf Vorsätzen. Aus der Bibliothek Otto Elias. / Die Zeitschrift steht am Beginn eines der renommiertesten und auf dem Gebiet der Buchkunst engagiertesten deutschen Verlage. Als die Zeitschrift aufgrund wirtschaftlicher Schwierigkeiten (Sarkowski: \"\"die aufwendige Ausstattung des ersten Jahrgangs war für deutsche Verhältnisse ungewöhnlich\"\") 1902 eingestellt wurde, gliederten die drei Herausgeber den \"\"Verlag der Insel\"\" aus dem Berliner Unternehmen und gründeten unter Leitung von Rudolf von Poellnitz die Insel-Verlag GmbH. Die erten Hefte wurden auf Büttenpapier mit dem Inselschiff-Wasserzeichen, entworfen von Peter Behrens, gedruckt. / Gesetzt aus der hauseigenen Franktur und gedruckt bei Drugulin, Leipzig. / Die buchkünstlerische Gestaltung der ersten vier Quartale lag bei Gustav Lehmann, Heinrich Vogeler, Thomas Theodor Heine und Emil Rudolf Weiß. Sarkowski 1974-1983 - Diesch 2696 - Schauer I, 28 - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Literatur 17. - 20.Jahrhundert,Literaturwissenschaften

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        Die Tychonischen Instrumente auf der Prager Sternwarte

      de 11, (1) pages et 2 planches Prag, Sternwarte, 1901, in-4, de 11, (1) pages et 2 planches, Demi toile brique à la bradel, titre doré,couvertures conservées.(reliure moderne), Unique édition. Les deux planches finales en phototypie montrent deux sextants de Tycho Brahe.

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        Studie über die Entwickelung des Dichters Victor Hugo. Der philosophischen Facultät der Universität Wien überreicht behufs Erlangung der Venia Legendi für das Gebiet der romanischen Philologie.

      Wien, Selbstverlag 1901 - VI + 66 S. OBrosch. EA. WG II 11. - Lichtschatten, Ebd.: kl. Fehlstelle a. T. fachmännisch m. Japanpapier geschlossen, Läsuren fachmännisch hinterlegt. Leichte Gbrsp. - Hofmannsthal, (1874 - 1929) , veröffentlichte schon als Gymnasiast Gedichte und fand die staunende Aufmerksamkeit der Autoren des Jungen Wien (Hermann Bahr, Richard Beer-Hofmann, Arthur Schnitzler u.a.). Seit 1892 studierte er in Wien zunächst Jura, später Romanistik, und wurde 1898 promoviert. Den Plan einer Habilitation gab er auf und ließ sich 1901 nach der Heirat mit der Bankierstochter Gertrud Schlesinger in Rodaun als freier Schriftsteller nieder. In den neunziger Jahren entstanden die Gedichte (Vorfrühling, Terzinen, Manche freilich), lyrischen Dramen (Gestern, Der Tor und der Tod, Der Kaiser und die Hexe, Der Abenteurer und die Sängerin) und Erzählungen (Das Märchen der 672. Nacht, Reitergeschichte), die Hofmannsthals frühen Ruhm, aber auch das Klischee des Ästhetentums begründeten. In erfundenen Gesprächen und Briefen gab er Essayistischem die Form der Fiktion; so handelt der lange als Zäsur im Werk, gar als Schaffenskrise mißverstandene Chandos-Brief (1902) im Medium der Sprache von der Sprache als ästhetischem und sozialem Problem -- einem Thema, das später auch seine Komödien bestimmte . Das weitgespannte Œuvre zeigt überall die Anspannung, dem Überkommenen das Neue -- etwa die philosophischen Konzepte Georg Simmels und Max Schelers oder die politischen Utopien Gustav Landauers -- zu amalgamieren. Den geistigen Austausch mit vielen Zeitgenossen bezeugen die zahlreichen Briefwechsel -- u.a. mit Raoul Auernheimer, Eberhard von Bodenhausen, Georg Brandes, Richard Dehmel, Harry Graf Kessler, Anton und Katharina Kippenberg, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jakob Wassermann, Anton Wildgans, Stefan Zweig. (DBE) - Selten, hier die im Selbstverlag erschienene Habilitationsschrift. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Coup d'oeil rétrospectif sur la lunetterie, précédé de recherches sur l'origine du verre lenticulaire et sur les instruments servant à la vision

      [2] ff., front., XII, 261 Paris, chez l'auteur, 1901, in-8, [2] ff, front, XII, 261, [2] pp, demi-basane anthracite de l'époque, dos à nerfs, couvertures conservées, Deuxième édition de cet ouvrage dédié à Mme Heymann, à travers lequel Joseph Rouyer, ancien lunetier, retrace l'histoire de son métier. Paru pour la première fois en 1889. Rare. L'ouvrage est divisé en 3 parties: le verre; l'astronomie; la lunetterie. Frontispice de "La dioptrique oculaire" de Chérubin. Figures in texte. Bon exemplaire.

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        Ueber die Natur und die Ursachen der öffentlichen Credits, Staatsanleyen, die Tilgung der öffentlichen Schulden, den Handel mit Staatspapieren und die Wechselwirkung zwischen den Creditoperationen der Staaten und dem ökonomischen und politischen Zustande der Länder. (2. Auflage).

      XVI, 714 S., [2] S., Ln. d. Zeit m. goldgepr. Rückenschild, Einbd. fleckig, Schnitt angestaubt u. gegilbt, Bug angeplatzt, innen stockfleckig, verso Vortitelbl. u. auf d. Tit.bl. alte Schulstempel. Der öffentliche Credit. Zweite u. maßgebliche Auflage. Erster, Allgemeiner Theil. (Alles was erschienen ist.) MNE II,70. - Kress C 591. - "Gewiss die bedeutendste Schrift, welche über das Staatsschuldenproblem in irgend einer Sprache geschrieben worden ist." (Sauer & Auvermann V,1901). - Die erstmals 1820 erschienene Schrift wurde vom Verfasser maßgeblich erweitert. Nebenius Plan, das Werk um einen zweiten Teil zu ergänzen, "welcher, der Erzählung und Beurtheilung von Thatsachen gewidmet ist", wurde nie verwirklicht. "Ich übergebe dem Publicum in diesem ersten Theile im Grunde eine neue Schrift, welche, als ein für sich bestehendes Ganzes, zugleich einen eigenen Titel hat." (Aus dem Vorwort). - In der erweiterten Ausgabe sehr selten.

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        L' Album

      Montgredien 1901-1902, Paris - LIVRES Publication mensuelle. Chaque livraison porte un titre particulier : 1, Albert Guillaume (juin 1901) ; 2, Ferdinand Bac (juillet 1901) ; 3, Ch. Huard (août 1901) ; 4, H. Gerbault (septembre 1901) ; 5, Caran-d'Ache (octobre 1901) ; 6, Léandre (novembre 1901) ; 7, Job (décembre 1901) ; 8, Benjamin Rabier (janvier 1902) ; 9, Abel Faivre(février 1902) ; 10, A. Robida (mars 1902) ; 11, Steinlen (avril 1902) ; 12, Hermann-Paul (mai 1902) ; 13, J. Grün (juin 1902) ; 14, Balluriau (juillet 1902) ; 15, Willette (août 1902) ; 16, Lucien Métivet (septembre 1902) ; 17, J. L. Forain (octobre 1902) ; 18, La Pléiade des jeunes (novembre 1902). Ensemble bien complet (hormis un n° 19 paru plus tard). Nombreuses pages en couleurs. Parfait état, ayant été relié à l'époque. 1 volume in-4°. 1/2 chagrin havane, dos à nerfs orné, titré "Les Maîtres de la Caricature". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exposition internationale d'apiculture et d'enseignement apicole à Laon. Catalogue

      de 34 pages Laon, Journal de l'Aisne, 1901, in-8, de 34 pages, exemplaire broché, couverture imprimée en noir, Très rare catalogue de la liste des exposants, et de leurs denrées réalisées à base de miel, présent lors de l'exposition internationale d'apiculture qui se tint à Laon en 1901. Outre des apiculteurs français, l'exposition comptaient aussi des marchands venus de Russie, de Pologne, de Belgique, de Grèce, de Roumanie, de Hongrie, d'Amérique, du Japon, d'Espagne, d'Italie et d'Allemagne. Bon exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre manuscrite portant sur une autre exposition d'apiculture.

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