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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Odd Book]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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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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        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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        Diccionario de la Lengua Tarasca o de Michoacán/Aquí comienza el vocabulario en la lengua castellana y michoacana

      Mexico City: Tipografia de la Oficina Impresora de Estampillas, 1901. 518 pages with facsimiles and wood cuts. Small folio. (13" x 9 1/4") bound in three quarter leather with marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine. Compiled and re-impression under the direction of Antonio Penafiel. Inscribed by Penafiel. First published in 1559. Second edition limited to 200 copies of which this is number 5. When the Franciscans arrived in Michoacán in 1525, they found a new challenge, the language of the natives of the region, whom they came to call Tarascans was different from other native languages of New Spain. Maturino Gilberti, a Franciscan friar whose skills in the Tarascan language exceeded those of their peers. When his works were printed it was the first attempt of a systematic analysis of the language, and his vocabulary is still the best known Tarascan dictionary. Prior to his arrival in the new world, very little is know, it is thought that he may have been born in 1498. but it could have been in 1507 or 8 in the city of Poitiers, France. He studied arts and theology at the University of Toulouse and came to New Spain in 1531, shortly after his ordination. Fray Alonso de la Rea, Michoacán’s Franciscan chronicler of the seventeenth century, says Gilberti went directly to Michoacán. He quickly learned the language and was held in high admiration by the natives. It seems that his first publication was a Christian doctrine that came out in 1553. In 1556 we find Fray Gilberti in Tzintzuntzan, were Quiroga established the episcopal see and where indigenous Tzintzuntzans and other subjected Indians were forced in building the cathedral. Gilberti stood against Bishop Quiroga and the enslavement of the indigenous to build and pay for the cathedral. In the summer of 1558 Gilberti proposed several books to be printed in Mexico. He Had obtained approval for them by James Daciano, guardian (superior of the convent)of the Franciscans in Tzintzuntzan, in July. He must have acted quickly, because on August 10 received letters from Archbishop Alonso, and the Franciscan provincial authorizing the publication of his books. Within the same twelve month period the Viceroy Luis de Velasco gave his written approval. In accordance with such approvals he would published four books in Mexico during the course of less than one year. All were published at the press of Juan Pablo. It seems that Gilberti had thought that his grammar (Arte) and dictionary (vocabulary) were two parts of the same work. This is probably the reason why the dictionary does not have the usual written approvals, because the dictionary is mentioned in the letters to the principle of grammar. Gilberti died in Tzintzuntzan 1585. Condition: Inscribed on half title, spine spine, hinges, edges and corners rubbed, corners bumped. Internally very good in good binding.

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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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      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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