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         The Amethyst Box

      Bobbs-Merrill Co. Indianapolis (1905) - First Edition. Harrison Fisher dustjacket art and onlay. "On the evening before his marriage, Sinclair loses a precious curiosity from his collection: an amethyst box, containing a tiny flask of deadly poison. He suspects that this poison is in the possession of either his betrothed or her cousin, the girl his best friend Worthington loves. Turning to Worthington for help, they try to recover the box before the poison can be administered". Near Fine bright and attractive copy, in Good only dustjacket, chipped along top edge, several inch closed tear to rear panel, lower two inches of spine mended back into place with archival tape (at verso), narrow piece (two inches in length) lacking at lower rear spine edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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         Notebook of 98 hand-drawn Preliminary Locomotive Designs with accompanying manuscript planning calculations for "Rogers Loco. Co."

      [Paterson, New Jersey]: Rogers Locomotive Works, 1905. Notebook. Very good. 93 hand-drawn preliminary locomotive designs contained in a brad-bound, hardcover, loose-leaf, 8.5" x 11" notebook. 98 pages (97 are numbered) plus a three-page index of the first 84 designs contained in the book. Drawings are all to scale. Manuscript annotations identify the purchasing railroad or business and show the locomotives measurements and computations for grates, fireboxes, etc. Some contain information about hauling capacities and grades. All are in pencil, and all are in nice shape. The index identifies 84 of the locomotives and provides tabular information about their Purchasers (Natal Government Railways, Bethlehem Steel Company, Mexican Central, Carnegie Steel Company, St. Louis Southwestern Railway, American Car and Foundry Company, Kahala Hilo Railway of Hawaii, Okuna & Company of Korea, Flowers Lumber Company, Cumberland Railway and Coal Company, Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway, Rio Grande and Eagle Pass Railway, New Orleans Terminal Company, and many more), Wheel Configurations (0-4-0, 0-4-2, 0-6-0, 0-6-2, 2-4-4, 2-6-0, 2-8-0, 2-8-2, 4-4-0, and 4-6-0), Engine sizes, Gauges, and Special requirements. Thomas Rogers, along with two partners, founded a manufacturing company in Paterson, New Jersey that produced cotton and textile machinery. He became fascinated with British locomotives, and in 1835, he began plans to manufacture them in Paterson. His first locomotive, the Sandusky, was completed in 1837. By 1854, the firm, which had become the leading American locomotive works, had built over 100. After Thomas died in 1856, his son, Jacob, became the company president and the firm's name was changed to the Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works. William A. Hudson, who was appointed to be the Chief Engineer and Superintendent of Works, continued to makedesign improvements. Customer demand followed, and the production increased up to and during the Civil War. (One of the famous "Great Chase" Civil War locomotives, the General, was manufactured in Paterson in 1855.) By the 1880s, Rogers was completing one locomotive every other day for domestic and overseas railroad and businesses. Eventually, management and production began to suffer as Jacob and his engineering team aged while other companies began to offer serious competition. After Jacob died in 1901, the company reorganized as the Rogers Locomotive Works and was able to continue in operation until February of 1905 when after building its last locomotive, it was purchased by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO). The last locomotive design in this notebook is dated January 13, 1905. A unique and historically important record from the final days of one the United States' most important locomotive companies.

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         Litho.- Karte, v. Greve b. Pasch / Schropp, "Übersichts-Karte der Verwaltungs-Bezirke der Königl. Preuss. Eisenbahn-Direktionen und der Königl. Preuss. Grossherzt. Hess.Eisenbahn-Direktionen in Mainz". - Bearbeitet im Ministerium der Öffentlichen Arbeiten.

      - grenzkol., dat. 1905, 102 x 126 cm Karte in 24 Segmenten auf Leinen aufgezogen. Links oben der Titel und die Legende. Maßstab 1: 100000. - Mit Insetkarten von Hamburg, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Breslau, Halle und Berlin; auch Köln, Koblenz, Frankfurt und Mainz / Wiesbaden. Übersichtskarten von: Waldenburger Revier, Übersicht des Ruhr-Kohlen Reviers und des Oberschlesischen Berg und Hütten-Reviers. Ebenso Krefeld, Aachen und Saarbrücken. - Zeigt im Süden noch Wien-Innsbruck, den Bodensee und Nancy. Im Norden Amsterdam, Jütland, Südschweden und Tilsit. - Komplexe Karte in sehr guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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         Set of 4 Photos

      Star Ukrainian-born French dancer (1905-1986) and Russian-born French ballerina (1921-2007), he was one of the greatest male dancers of the 20th century. Set of 4 unsigned photographs, each stamped by Lido photographs, Paris, shown together in rehearsal - including one next to famous French writer and designer Jean Cocteau (1889-1963). These were most probably taken during the 1930s or 40s. Each photo is 7 x 9.25 inches, mouting traces on verso, otherwise in very good condition.

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         The Voyage of the Discovery

      2 large folding maps in rear pockets, photogravure frontispieces & 12 colour plates, with further plates & many illustrations in the text. 2 volumes. First edition. Large 8vo., original blue cloth gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. London, Smith, Elder & Co.

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         The Voyage of the 'Discovery'. With 260 Full-Page and Smaller Illustrations by DR. E. A. WILSON and Other Members of the Expedition, Photogravure Frontispieces, 12 Coloured Plates in Facsimile from Dr. Wilson's Sketches, Panoramas and Maps.

      Smith Elder & Co. London Second impression. 2 volumes. 8vo 1905 - pp. xix, (i), 556, (i). Photogravure frontispiece of the Discovery, 118 photographic illustrations on 84 plates, 7 coloured plates, 1 double-page plate, 1 single-page map, 1 folding chart in pocket of rear board, 16 text illustrations; xii, 508. Photogravure frontispiece of Scott, 123 photographic illustrations on 82 plates, 5 coloured plates [with six illustrations], 4 double-page plates, 1 sinhgle-page map, 1 folding chart in pocket of rear board. Original blue cloth, each with a heavy gilt device on the front board, uncut and with v.II partially unopened, top edges gilt, spine ends and some corners a little bruised, joints intact, a small tear in the lower margin of the rear end-paper in v.II where it has stuck to the rear paste-down and a corresponding tear on the latter, a little foxing at the ends and in the occasional margin, a little rubbing on the surface of the cover devices, a ring-mark on the front cover of v.I, first few leaves v.I faintly creased at the top corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Little Princess; Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Told for the First Time

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Betts, Ethel Franklin. First U.S. edition, quarto size, 278 pp., illustrated. Francis Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was both an author and playwright. This work, "A Little Princess," was inspired in part by Charlotte Bronte's unfinished novel, "Emma"; it was first published in part as a short serial in "St. Nicholas Magazine" in December 1887. Other than her most famous work ("The Secret Garden") this title is among her most famous and well-loved, with beautiful color illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts (1877-1959), who brought the character of Sara Crewe to life in her empathic depictions. Betts illustrated many children's books, and is counted as one of those key figures in the American golden age of illustration.___DESCRIPTION: Original blue cloth with a color-illustration from the text repeated as a pictorial title and inlaid to the upper board, with gilt lettering to the backstrip, top-edge gilt, other edges uncut, twelve colour illustrations with captions including frontis; quarto size (9.25" by 7"), pagination: [i-iv] v-vii [viii-xii] [1-2] 3-266 pp.___CONDITION: A very good copy, complete with all the plates, internally bright with no prior owner marks, covers are clean, some professional restoration to hinges, corners slightly bumped and a few small tears to the fragile leaves, otherwise a very good copy.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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         WASHEE-WASHEE: LAUNDRY LISTS FOR A YEAR.WITH WISE SAWS AND MODERN INSTANCES

      The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago 1905 - (Racist Shape Book) YOU LIKEE ME? WASHEE WASHEE [wrapper cover]; WASHEE-WASHEE: LAUNDRY LISTS FOR A YEAR.WITH WISE SAWS AND MODERN INSTANCES [title page] designed & compiled by W. M. Rhoads. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1905, (1905). First edition. 4to - 5-1/4" x 11". Staple bound full color pictorial wrappers, die-cut in the shape of a Chinese laundryman holding a fan, with a string tie connected to a period Chinese coin, with slight creasing to the legs for what is an amazing copy of the book. [66] pp. including wrappers. Printed on fragile red paper, each page has what is literally a laundry list, with separate sections for articles of clothing for men and women and household linens. At the bottom of each page is a maxim or quote from a famous thinker or writer. This book was an elaborate gimmick imprint from the publishers of Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series which were then in their fifth year. The publishers advertised Baum's works together with Washee-Washee, calling Washee-Washee "unique, original, clever and useful". "A shape-book cut out with a die on the outline of a Chinaman - containing weekly laundry lists for a year and scores of maxims, quips and aphorisms. Printed on fire-cracker-red paper.Silk cord hangers strung with genuine Chinese coins." Another ad which Reilly & Britton ran in Publisher's Weekly read "Yellow Peril / Washee Washee / Oz Endangered by Invasion of Heathen Chinee!" directly tying this book to the Oz series. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD +. Only one copy located on OCLC/WorldCat. EXCEEDINGLY RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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         Physikalische Apparate. Preisliste Nr. 21.

      Chemnitz (Ca ) 1905 - (31 x 22 cm). XXIV, 882 (56) S. Mit Frontispiz, sehr vielen Abbildungen und 5 (4 doppelblattgroßen) Tafeln. Original-Leinwandband. Sehr umfangreicher und reich illustrierter Verkaufskatalog mit Preisangaben u.a. für Geräte und Messinstrumente zur Optik, Röntgentechnik, Akustik, Elektrizität und zum Magnetismus sowie für Modelldampfmaschinen und Eisenbahnen, Mikroskope, Fernrohre, Photoapparate, Pumpen, Thermometer, Barometer, Laternae Magicae, Telefone, Waagen und Gewichte etc. - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt. Einband minimal berieben, sonst sehr sauber und sehr gut erhalten

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         Les écrits et les dessins dans les maladies nerveuses et mentales (essai clinique).

      Paris, Masson et Cie, 1905 - Paris, Masson et Cie, 1905 ; 1 vol. in-8 (22 x 15 cm), X, 306, (1) pp., 232 figures dans le texte ; demi-basane verte de l'époque, dos lisse orné au chiffre P.S. gravé en queue, dos uniformément insolé, coiffes frottées et petite épidermure en tête du plat supérieur, mors fendus en tête et en queue, bord des feuillets légèrement bruni, assez bon état. *** A SEMINAL WORK: GRAPHOLOGICAL AND PICTORIAL ANALYSIS OF THE INSANE *** Edition originale très rare de ce livre novateur. Il est divisé en trois parties : considérations générales sur les écrits pathologiques ; les écrits dans les diverses maladies nerveuses et mentales ; les dessins. Rogues de Fursac montre que l'étude des écrits et des dessins peut constituer une étape supplémentaire dans l'examen des malades mentaux. Il introduit l'épreuve de l'écriture calligraphique qui lui sert plus particulièrement à mettre en relief les troubles les plus marqués de la fonction motrice (observés dans l'ataxie, la sclérose en plaques, la "paralysie agitante", etc.). Cet ouvrage eut aussi une grande influence sur les surréalistes, notamment sur Breton et Eluard, ayant constitué leur source médicale principale pour la rédaction des "Possessions". Cette forme d'expression s'inscrit dans ce qui deviendra l'art brut et sera utilisé à des fins psychothérapeutiques (art-thérapie). Joseph Rogues de Fursac (1872-1942) fut médecin adjoint à Clermont de l'Oise puis à l'hôpital militaire de Ville-Evrard.Références : Biéder J : Dictionnaire biographique : Joseph Rogues de Fursac (1872-1942), Ann medico-psychologiques, 2007, 165, 225-229 : "On peut le considérer [Rogues de Fursac] comme un pionnier de la graphologie et surtout de la graphologie médicale. On peut aussi le considérer comme un pionnier de l'étude de l'art psychopathologique. Cet important ouvrage de 307 pages nourri de nombreux documents et de réflexions paraît en1905, il est donc contemporain de l'ouverture par Auguste Marie d'un musée à l'asile de Villejuif et bien antérieur à l'exposition de la collection Prinzhorn et à la parution du livre de Prinzhorn." ; Brenot Ph : Le génie et la folie en peinture, musique, littérature, p. 160 : "[un des deux] ouvrages précurseurs en la matière [avec celui de Marcel Réja -pseudonyme de Paul Meunier-]" ; Amiot AM : Le Surréaliste et son psy, pp. 50-60, 65, 68 : "ouvrage qui a servi de base à Breton et à Eluard pour écrire Les Possessions." ; Scopelliti P & Dadoun R : L'influence du surréalisme sur la psychanalyse, pp. 82-84 ; Béhar H : Le surréalisme et la science, pp. 66, 74 ; Weber M : Machines et dessins de machines dans l'art asilaire : Retour sur l'imaginaire et le dessin mécaniques. © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2015-2017. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Lysistrata Prints (and one other).

      Folio. [Germany]: Privatdruck, 1905. Folio, 8 plates from Lysistrata printed on Japan vellum in b/w enclosed in a yellow paper printed folder. Very fine as issued. "Dieses Werk wurde in einer einmaligen Auflage von 100 numierten Exemplaren hergestellt. Ein Nachdruck findet night statt, die Platten sind vernichtet." Rare large paper printing of all the plates from Beardsley's fin-de-siècle erotic masterpiece. The first edition of Lysistrata was published in 1896 in an edition of only 100 copies, with several subsequent pirated editions, and a collotype reissue of the plates in 1929. This rare early edition of the plates replicates the published edition in that the illustrations are printed on Japan vellum, however the plates are here printed on large paper. Also loosely inserted is a slightly smaller plate titled "The Pierrot of the Minute" with the note "Beardsley" in pencil.

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         Rip Van Winkle

      Doubleday Page & Co., New York 1905 - 3/4 leather with gilt lettering spine with pink cloth marbled endpapers cracking but tight arthur rackham illustrated bookplate fep. a few faint finger smudges and minor foxing chip at top of at spine corners worn a little looks great overall 51 color illustrations [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Sur l'eau. Suite de 11 gravures au canif ou au burin sur buis de bout.

      - Tirée à 15 épreuves sur chine numérotées, signées et titrées par l'artiste.Exceptionnelle suite complète ( chaque gravure porte le N° 7) publiée en 1905.Chaque gravure d'un format 67X103 cm est protégée et présentée dans une double feuille cartonnée à encadrement: -chevaux sortant du bain-La péniche sur le canal - Le Moulin - Le bain du cochon - Le Bateau arrêté - La Rivière - Les Pêcheurs de Moutouëlles - Sortie du bain - Le Plongeur - Les Jeunes Baigneurs ( Epreuve d'état unique) - La Pêche à la corbeille. Livres [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         DUDLEY TRADESMEN'S TOKENS

      Dudley, printed by E. Blocksidge, 1905.. of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth & Nineteenth Centuries; With Descriptive and Historical Notes of Issuers, etc., The Origin & History of the Token Coinage of Great Britain. Being a full and concise account of the Token Coinage of Dudley Tradesmen from its inception in 1648 to its decline in 1818. To which is added a record of the Tokens issued at Worcester in 1811 by the Directors of the House of Industry, for use in the City and County, together with those issued by the authority of the Bank of England for general use; also notes upon the Counter-marked Spanish Dollars, etc. Part II: History of Dudley Banks, Bankers and Bank Notes, from the earliest to the present times. First edition 1905, EDITION LIMITED TO 120 NUMBERED COPIES ONLY, 4to, 250 x 185 mm, 10" x 7.25", illustrated throughout, 202 pages including index, printed one side only, original publisher's cloth, bevelled boards, gilt coat of arms and lettering to upper cover, gilt decoration and lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Head of spine and corners very slightly rubbed, pencil name and date of 1905 inside upper cover, free endpapers slightly browned, contents very nice, binding tight and firm, no loose pages. An excellent bright copy of a very scarce numismatic book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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         L'œuvre de John S. Sargent de l'Academie Royale de Londres.

      Paris, Hachette, 1905., 1905. Pleine toile rouge de l'éditeur, dos lisse, titre doré, premier plat titré.. In-folio, (34/44 cm.), 5 ff., 7 pp., 62 planches.. Ouvrage tiré à 150 exemplaires, celui-ci numéro 119, illustré de 62 planches hors-texte sous serpentes légendées tirées sur papier de fort grammage. John Singer Sargent est un peintre américain, né en 1856 à Florence (Italie) et mort en 1925 à Londres. Élève de Carolus-Duran et de Léon Bonnat, il étudie à l'école des Beaux Arts de Paris. Il est un ami ou un proche de grands artistes de l'époque, comme Claude Monet, Paul Helleu, Albert Besnard, Gabriel Fauré ou encore Edmund Gosse. Sargent est connu pour son habileté dans les portraits, caractérisés par un style sophistiqué et une virtuosité visuelle. Il réalise les portraits des hommes et des femmes les plus célèbres et puissants d'Europe ou des États-Unis, comme ceux de l'académicien Édouard Pailleron et de son épouse, Auguste Rodin, John D. Rockefeller, Robert Louis Stevenson, ainsi que des présidents, Theodore Roosevelt et Woodrow Wilson. Exemplaire en bel état, solide et totalement exempt de rousseurs, deux coins légèrement usés.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Traits et Caracteres]
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         The CHRISTMAS BOOK (NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS + 2 STORIES)

      McLoughlin Bros., NEW YORK 1905 - FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING!! RARE Illustrated Version of Clement Moore's NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Published by McLoughlin Bros., New York in 1905 in Large Format (4to), 9" x 11", in original Red Cloth with Full Front all color Color Pictorial / Rear Patterned Wallpaper overlay, matching the front & rear end papers!! Book Divided into THREE 12-page Stories: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS; CHRISTMAS DAY; & The DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS. Exceptional Art Work by G.A. DAVIS, with Color Illustrations on every one of the 36 pages (Plus Unique Front Cover), Half of them in Full Brilliant Color Chromo, the rest in 3 color pale red base (as shown on title page). Several of the Chromos are FULL PAGE, Including a great DOUBLE PAGE of Santa on his Sleigh Ride!Contains Not Only Moore's The Night Before Christmas, but also "Christmas Day" and "The Day After Christmas". Book is Complete, including Original FIRST PRINTING ANTIQUE WALLPAPER end papers(SMALL CORNER CHIP ON FFEP - Image), with cover in Very Good + Condition, with Nice Spine Cloth and BOLD GILT TITLE LETTERING, with only a few very faint cover marks. Interior is Very Good ++ , with Solid Hinges. But just the fact that it has the delicate original end papers is a Miracle!! Overall VERY GOOD +++ INTERIOR, Quite Clean with NO LOOSE PAGES!! a Very Difficult Book to Find Complete! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire Comique. Pointes seches et eaux-fortes de Edgar Chahine

      Paris, Calmann-Levy, 1905. Quarto, with 28 etchings and engravings by Edgar Chahine (plus one of them reproduced in the publisher's prospectus bound in at the rear, as issued). Later unlettered full polished calf retaining the original card covers; top edge trimmed, others uncut; leather slightly rubbed at the extremities; outer surfaces of the original covers a little discoloured, with the front one a little marked; an excellent copy with the later marbled paper slipcase a little rubbed and split. The total edition was limited to only 300 numbered copies; this is one of the 200 copies on Rives paper specially watermarked 'Histoire Comique'. Unnumbered, it is the 'exemplaire imprime pour M. Edouard Masse'.

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         Collection of 23 Photographs of Goldfield, Nevada

      This spectacular collection documents the height of the gold mining boomtown of Goldfield, Nevada. The images present the movement of gold from the solitary prospector and small claims to large industrial operations, from excavating, processing and shipping of ore to its sale, banking and stock trading, and ending with its expenditure on gambling and prostitutes. The wonderful mining views include images of large commercial operations, small claims, a girl playing outside a dugout home, a prospector with his burros, and caravans transporting ore. Town views include the main street and the businesses the gold boom fueled, the tent in which the Mining Review was operated by the con man Jacob Herzig, large commercial banks, and the trading floor on which mining stocks were bought and sold. Most of these photographs were taken during the boom of 1905-1906 by a little-known female photographer, Laura Titsworth. The Goldfield boom began in 1902 when two bankrupt prospectors, Harry Stimler and Billy March, discovered gold in the hills south of Tonopah. Tents soon appeared at claims in the barren hills in the mining district known as "Grandpa." As vast deposits of gold were discovered, the town was renamed Goldfield. The town attracted not only miners but also the people and businesses that served them, including the gambling hall and the brothel seen in these photographs. These latter images depict one of the earliest and best photographs of the interior of a Western gambling hall and one of the best-known brothels in the state. By 1904 Goldfield had attracted some of the most famous--and infamous--men of the American West. The fabled lawman Virgil Earp came to Goldfield in 1904 and was soon named deputy sheriff in 1905 despite an atrophied arm caused by the bullet taken at the O.K. Corral. Wyatt Earp was a pit boss and enforcer at Tex Rickard's Northern Saloon, which boasted the longest bar in the history of mining towns and would soon become home to an infamous gambling house. The celebrated saloonkeeper and sporting promoter Tex Rickard knew Wyatt Earp from a previous mining venture in Alaska. In 1906, Goldfield's best mining year, the town had a population of 30,000 inhabitants, produced $11 million in gold, and was the largest town in Nevada. That year, Tex Rickard's Northern Saloon gained national attention thanks to Jacob Herzig--a criminal stock trader and con artist who operated under the name George Graham Rice. With Herzig's help, Rickard set up a boxing match between Joe Gans and Oscar "Battling" Nelson that attracted national attention. As recognition for the town grew, so did Herzig's mining stock trading company, L.M. Sullivan Trust Company. The following year, Herzig fled to Reno when his company finally went bankrupt, and by 1913 Goldfield was in rapid decline. Comprehensive collections of documentary photographs of gold mining boomtowns are now very scarce in private hands, and those of legendary towns like Goldfield are rare. 23 gelatin silver prints (approx. 7 x 9 ½ in. to 8 x 10 in.), all but two signed "Titsworth Photo" in the negative. Remnants of old mounting on most versos. One photograph with trimmed corner, very good to fine condition overall.

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         Hector Servadac, voyages et aventures à travers le monde solaire

      Hetzel 1905 - - Hetzel, Paris 1905, 393pp., relié. - Nouvelle édition, rare, illustrée par Philipoteaux. Les 6 hors-texte portent des traces de polychromie, notamment or, mais il s'agit bien du premier tirage dont le texte est le même que pour les tirages "Au globe doré" de type 4 ; en effet les exemplaires plus tardifs verront un nouveau tirage des hors-texte avec davantage de polychromie et certaines caractéristiques typographiques. Cartonnage d'éditeur dit "A un éléphant" avec titre dans le cartouche. Très belle première plaque, aux ors éclatants, bien fraîche. 2 coins émoussés. Mors supérieur ouvert et effiloché sur 5cm. Coiffes frottées et repliées, sinon beau dos aux ors nets et brillants, avec vignette au phare salie. Sur le second plat, bas décoloré vers le dos sur 6 cm maximum, en raison d'une mouillure. Intérieur particulièrement frais, au papier immaculé. Les personnages de ce roman ont été expatriés sur la comète Gallia, en raison de l'éloignement du soleil, ils subissent une série d'aventures. Jules Verne utilisa toutes les connaissances astronomiques connues pour développer son roman, ce qui le destine davantage à un public adulte, même si la fantaisie et la légèreté sont présentes. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition illustrated by Philipoteaux. Editor cartonnage says "Has an elephant" with title in the cartridge. Very beautiful first plate, with bright golds, very fresh. 2 blunt corners. Upper joint open and frayed on 5cm. Headdresses rubbed and folded, otherwise beautiful back to bright and clear golds, with vignette lighthouse dirty. On the second board, low discolored towards the back on 6 cm maximum, due to a wetting. Interior especially fresh, with immaculate paper 393pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Beffroi. Sixième année. Année 1905 complète

      Le beffroi 1905 - - Le beffroi, Lille 1905, 13,5x22cm, relié. - Edition originale. Sixième année complète. Reliure en pleine percaline vert olive, dos lisse très légèrement bruni orné de filets à froid, titre et date dorés, reliure de l'époque. Principaux collaborateurs de l'année: Gabriele d'Annunzio, Emile Bernard, Léon Deubel, Léon Bocquet, Félicien Fagus, Roger Frène, Francis Jammes, Gustave Kahn, Stuart Merrill, Louis Pergaud, Comtesse Anna de Noailles, Henri de Régnier, Francis Viélé-Griffin, Renée Vivien. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition. Sixth complete year. Binding in olive green percaline, smooth back very slightly browned adorned with cold nets, title and date gilded, Contemporary binding. Main contributors of the year: Gabriele d'Annunzio, Emile Bernard, Léon Deubel, Léon Bocquet, Félicien Fagus, Roger Frene, Francis Jammes, Gustave Kahn, Stuart Merrill, Louis Pergaud, Countess Anna de Noailles, Henri de Regnier, Francis Viélé -Griffin, Renee Vivien . Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Lettere a Francesca

      Fratelli Treves, Editori, MILANO 1905 - ITALIANO Traduzione di Costanza Tincolini.Mezza legatura con angoli in tela con titoli in oro solo al dorso e piatti marmorizzati appena segnata dal tempo. Pagine lievemente ingiallite e ben salde. Sul mezzo frontespizio dedica,data e firma di appartenenza. Sul frontespizio timbro con data 1 GEN 1946, nome e numero 000600.

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         Egpyt: Through the Stereoscope PLUS 200 STEREOPTIC VIEW CARDS WOODEN BOX

      UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD, NEW YORK 1905 - Brown Hard Back Cover. Cover and Spine has gold gilt lettering and spine. A journey through the land of the Pharaohs. Pages are clean with no aged toning and slight markings and foxing. Overall in good condition. The box is in great condition with general wear, hinges are in great condition, interior is very good. Antique Stereoscope Card Viewer Keystone Monarch circa Early 1900s 186 View Cards Stereoviewer Stereogram Stereoview Stereograph View Cards. Keystone’s "Tour of the World" set of stereo images includes scenes of England, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and other European countries, the Balkans, Scandinavia, Asia and the Pacific islands, Australia and New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East, Palestine, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central and South America. Mahogany frame with fold up handle. Includes 186 photo view cards; stunning selection of cards. 2 Viewers (one is missing the wood handle but still functional. All are housed in a solid oak box. Stereo Card Viewer is in good condition; signs of wear and use. Square eye area is clean and clear. View Cards in excellent condition. These stereograph cards immerse the viewer in the scene. The paired photographs are made with a special double camera, which matches the distance between a person’s eyes. When viewed through a stereo viewer, or as it was often termed, a "stereopticon," the picture leaps to life in three dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, to whom the invention of the stereoscope has been attributed, described it this way: " the first effect of looking at a good photograph through the stereoscope is a surprise such as no painting ever produced. The mind feels its way into the very depths of the picture. The scraggy branches of a tree in the foreground run out at us as if they would scratch our eyes out. The elbow of a figure stands forth as to make us almost uncomfortable." The Keystone View Company, one of the foremost publishers of stereo views in the 19th and early 20th centuries, distributed several sets. Because of the detail evident in the photography, stereo views are valuable to scholars because of the research value in the subjects of the photographs. Some of the publishers, Keystone in particular, covered the back of the cardboard mount with explanatory information that really sets the picture in context. The social commentary in these narratives also gives the modern reader insight into the attitudes and opinions of the era. Looking at stereo views was a popular pastime from before the Civil War all the way up until the 1930’s, when they were eclipsed by the rise of movie newsreels and illustrated magazines such as Life. The artistic and historical value of these photographs remain for us, putting us "in the picture." DATE PUBLISHED: 1905 EDITION: 360 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La Guerre Russo Japonaise

      Non comune carta geografica che mostra la Corea con parte della Cina pubblicata dall'editore di Bruxelles Marco Marcovici come cartolina postale di propaganda durante il conflitto Russo-Giapponese (1 Agosto 1904-2 Gennaio 1905). La gustosa litografia è arricchita, nel tipico gusto satirico dell'epoca, dalla rappresentazione della Russia come un orso aggressivo e il Giappone come Geisha. This is an antique propaganda litho colour postcard showing a map of Korea and a part of China during the Russo- Japanese War. (1 August 1904 - 2 January 1905). The satirical postcard shows the Russia as a Bear and the Japan as a geisha. Litograph printed in colour, published in Bruxelles by the famous firm of Marco Marcovic, very good condition. Rare.

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         THEODOR HEUß (Theodor Heuss, 1884-1963) Professor, erster Bundespräsident, Friedenspreis des deutschen Buchhandels

      - E.Ansichtskarte mit Unterschrift signiert Berlin, 8.VI.1905 (! - SEHR SELTEN SO FRÜH !) - an FRÄULEIN LINA, Kellnerin in Zieglers Gast- und Bräuhaus in Dachau schreibt der damals 21jährige spätere Bundespräsident zwischen 15 kleinen Ansichten von Berliner Sehenswürdigkeiten: "Einen schönen Gruß von Ihrem Maigast und jetzigen Berliner THEODOR HEUSS. In Dachau wars viel schöner." - Rückseitig vom Bundespräsident selbst Echtheit-beglaubigt m.U. "Die Karte ist von mir geschrieben. Bonn 5.IV.1952" DAZU: Brief (1,5 S. 4° mit persönlichem Briefkopf) mit Ort, Datum, Unterschrift signiert Bonn, 5.IV.1952 - BEGLEITBRIEF zur alten Postkarte, die ein Sammler dann 1952 dem Bundespräsident einschickte ".Mit der Zusendung der Berliner Karte aus dem Jahr 1905 haben Sie nicht nur mir, sondern auch meinen Mitarbeitern viel Freude gemacht. Ich habe eine kleine Notiz auf die Karte geschrieben und Ihnen damit bestätigt, daß ich seinerzeit der Schreiber gewesen bin. Mit dieser Karte haben Sie die Erinnerung an eine so vergnügte als arbeitsreiche Zeit bei mir geweckt. Ich hatte mich im Mai 1905 bei dem Gefängniswärter des dortigen Amtsgerichts einquartiert, um ein paar Wochen ungestört von dem sonstigen Drum und Dran meine Doktorarbeit niederzuschreiben. Ende Mai fuhr ich dann nach Berlin, um dort meine erste berufliche Stellung anzutreten. Ich befand mich in dem schönen Alter von 21 Jahren. In Zieglers Gast- und Bräuhaus, einem stattlichen, altbayerischen Anwesen, habe ich regelmäßig zu Mittag und zu Abend gegessen." BEILAGE : Original-Einschreibebriefumschlag dazu [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         DEMAIN " POLITIQUE , SOCIAL , RELIGIEUX - ORGANE HEBDOMADAIRE de CRITIQUE et d'ACTION , paraissant le Vendredi . COLLECTION RELIÈE du N° 1 du 27 Octobre 1905 au N° 92 du 26 Juillet 1907 [ Dernier Numéro Paru ] - SOIT 87 NUMÈROS de 16 Pages [ MANQUE 5 numéros : 11 / 68 / 69 / 70 / 71 ]

      - LYON . " DEMAIN " POLITIQUE , SOCIAL , RELIGIEUX - ORGANE HEBDOMADAIRE de CRITIQUE et d'ACTION , paraissant le Vendredi . COLLECTION RELIÈE du N° 1 du 27 Octobre 1905 au N° 92 du 26 Juillet 1907 [ Dernier Numéro Paru ] - SOIT 87 NUMÈROS de 16 Pages [ MANQUE 5 numéros : 11 / 68 / 69 / 70 / 71 ] . Un fort volume relié demi cuir , dos lisse , 22 x 32 cm , contenant 87 revues de 16 pages ( Soit 1392 pages ) . Ensemble en excellent état . POIDS : 4,200 Kg . DEMAIN constituait l'organe des catholiques progressistes lyonnais , dans une période marquée par les lois de séparation & l'affaire DREYFUS . Soumis à des fortes pressions de la hiérarchie de l'Eglise , Pierre JAY abondonne le 26 juillet 1907 . Dans une lettre adressée à Léon CHAINE , il écrit " .Nous avons allumé un petit feu au coeur d'une vieille forêt. " . Voir l'ouvrage de Louis-Pierre SARDELLA sur ce sujet . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Planche originale coloriée à la main

      1905 - Planche avant la lettre. Impression d'imprimerie coloriée avant qu'on y imprime les commentaires. Dans sa période classique, Rabier - entre 1906 et 1914 composait des planches de 12 vignettes. Il s'agit donc de la période qui précède ou Rabier composait des planches de 16 ou 20 vignettes. Benjamin Rabier, né le 30 décembre 1864 à La Roche-sur-Yon et mort le 10 octobre 1939 à Faverolles, est un auteur jeunesse, illustrateur et auteur de bande dessinée français, qui s'est notamment rendu célèbre pour le dessin de La vache qui rit, et pour le personnage du canard Gédéon. Grâce à l'appui de Caran d'Ache qu'il a rencontré l'année précédente, plusieurs revues françaises commencent à publier ses dessins dès 1889 (La Chronique Amusante, Gil Blas Illustré), mais aussi en Grande-Bretagne et aux États-Unis où il a plus de succès. Il est finalement publié régulièrement dans Le Rire et Le Pêle-Mêle (dont il fait les unes), ce qui lui permet de sortir ses premiers albums, notamment Tintin-Lutin, titre dont Hergé s'inspira quelques années plus tard. Au début du xxe siècle, Benjamin Rabier s'impose comme un auteur à succès, comme en témoignent ses publications dans l'Assiette au Beurre ou le Chat Noir. Parallèlement à ses travaux destinés aux adultes, il se lance dans le dessin pour enfants en intégrant dès 1903 l'équipe de La Jeunesse illustrée, premier illustré moderne pour les enfants français2. Il y livre jusqu'en 1919 des histoires courtes mettant en scène animaux ou enfants farceurs qui s'égaient dans la bonne humeur. Il y tient avec Georges Omry le rôle de dessinateur principal (le premier numéro spécial, celui de l'été 1903, lui est entièrement confié). C'est le seul dessinateur du journal à dévier du gaufrier strict des images d'Épinal, se permettant de jouer sur le format des vignettes ou de réduire les textes jusqu'à s'en passer. En 1907-1908, il publie un journal, Histoire comique et Naturelle des Animaux (1907-1908) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Collection of 21 original costume designs for ballets and theatrical performances by the British artist Wilhelm [William John Charles] Pitcher. From the important collection of dance historian George Verdak (1923-1993).

      Executed in watercolour and body colour on board, most measuring ca. 215 mm. x 140 mm. (8.5" x 5.5"), the majority signed ("Wilhelm"), some dated (one [18]89, fifteen [18]95, four [18]99, and one 1905). A number of the designs also carry the character's title, name of performer, and/or notes to verso elaborating on the costume. 1 design dated [18]89: - Female: Princess. No. 2 10 designs dated [18]95 for an unidentified production apparently relating to an early historical period: - Female dancer: Miss Slack,. Sc. 1. (Miss Fisher) - Male actor/singer: Wagner. Mr. W. Bishop (Auguste) - Two males: Mr. Rockliffe. Sc. 1. Mr. Wighton - Female dancer: 12. Ballet Sc. 1 - Female: Lady carrying general's helmet. Sc. 1 - Female: 8. Students. Ballet. Sc. 1 - Female: 12. Ballet. Sc. 1 - Two females: 2 Special Charcters Sc. 1 - Three males: Gentlemen Sc. 1 - 12 Chorus Ladies. Sc. 1 5 designs dated [18]95, all possibly from the same production: - Child: 8. Children. Cupids. Last Tableau. 2 with Fans (see special sketches at back). Auguste. Verso with coloured sketch of a fan with detailed description of the materials and eight names - Female: 12. Ballet. Last Tableau. Verso "cloak lined," W. & S. 18503," Bascatelle ([?]Burreti) - Female: Aspasia - Miss Dillon - Female: Margaret (Miss A. Vincent). Last Tableau - Child: Animated Daisies. Tableau 2. 12 Children 4 designs dated [18]99 from "Round the Town Again:" - Female: Spanish Dance. Mdlle Cora - Female: Mirth. Miss Trevesick - Female: Lily of the Valley. Miss Garstang - Female: Siebel. Mdlle Cora 1 design dated 1905: - Female: Miss Holly. Merveilleuse Model. Act II. Sc. 2 Provenance: The George Verdak Collection. Eras of the Dance, pp. 54-55. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, December 10, 1976 through January 13, 1977 and the Huntsville Museum of Art, April 11, 1976 through May 22, 1976. Slightly browned; some surface soiling and wear; many previously framed or mounted. In quite good condition overall. Pitcher (most commonly referred to as Wilhelm) worked as a set and costume designer for ballets, pantomimes, comic operas, musical comedies, and Shakespearian and other theatrical productions. He is perhaps best-known for his work for the Empire Theatre in London from 1887 to 1915, where he designed both sets and costumes for numerous ballets, many of which starred Adeline Genée (she performed the skirt dance at the Empire Theatre in 1899 in "Round the Town Again"). He also contributed a number of articles to The Magazine of Art, including one entitled "Art in Ballet" in 1895. "Wilhelm was one of the most prolific stage designers of his day... For 20 years before World War I he was (in all but name) artistic director of ballet at the Empire Theatre, London. He wrote the scenarios and co-ordinated choreography, music and design into a coherent whole, ahead of similar concepts by the great choreographer Michael Fokine at the Diaghilev ballet. Wilhelm had great taste and his costumes were designed with strong attention to detail... His designs seem superficially charming, but are actually very practical, perfectly depicting in watercolour the fabrics he wanted the makers to use as well as indicating the character for which the design was intended." Website of the Victoria and Albert Museum "The Empire Theatre was the center for Victorian ballet. William John Charles Pitcher, known as C. Wilhelm, played an important role at the Empire from 1887 to 1915 as librettist and designer of costumes and settings. His costume designs were imaginative adaptations of historical costumes, descriptive representations of material objects, and detailed conceptions executed in soft and delicate tonalities. Many of Wilhelm's sketches have survived and thus are able to serve as a documentation of the period's social aesthetic." Eras of the Dance p. 54. Verdak, noted ballet dancer and choreographer, was an important collector of historical documents and works of art relating to the dance, assembling a large and important archive over many years. After dancing with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and other companies, he became artistic director of the Indianapolis Ballet Theatre and professor of Dance at Butler University.

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         ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL & THE MEN WHO MADE IT

      London, The Caxton Publishing Co., no date, circa 1905.. FIRST EDITIONS, FOUR VOLUMES, complete set, circa 1905. Tall 8vo, approximately 240 x 160 mm, 9½ x 6½ inches, 97 full page illustrations including the frontispieces, some with gilt borders, 117 illustrations in the text, pages: Vol 1: viii, 1-224; Vol 2: viii, 1-215; Vol 3: viii, 1-216; Vol 4: viii, 1- 200, original publisher's pictorial cloth, black lettering to spines and upper covers, white lettered title to upper covers, footballer in white with ball to upper covers, original pale yellow endpapers. Slight rubbing and shelf wear to cloth, corners slightly bumped, covers have some small marks, slight lean to bindings, Volume 4 has some pale speckling to outer margins of the first 2 leaves, probably a paper fault, pale age-browning to endpapers, occasional light foxing, otherwise a very good tight clean set. This is a heavy set and will reqire extra postage costs. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         QUIJOTE DEL CENTENARIO 1605-1905

      R.L. Cabrera, Madrid 1905 - Son 8 tomos. Completa. 4 de texto y 4 de láminas. Cada tomo unas 300 páginas. Ej. 470.Cortes dorados Con 800 láminas ilustradas por Jiménez Aranda, Alperiz, Bilbao, Sorolla, Ramos, Carbonero Encuadernación holandesa en piel y con puntas, resto en tela. Motivo modernista cubiertas.

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         Jugendstil Classic- Preissig] Byl Jeden Domecek

      Dedictvi Komenskeho [1905], Prague - Bound in the original scarce pictorial card wrappers (gray/beige with light blue design by Preissig. Twelve superb full-page color zincographs by Preissig, the renowned Czech typographer, printmaker, designer, illustrator and teacher. Very rare first edition, seldom found in the wrappers, of the famous Czech children's book. The little text portrays the transience of being on the bottom of a somewhat morbid food chain: from which the cat eats, to oxen, which serve men for a feast, which are finally buried. Alfred Langer writes to the Jugendstil artist Vojtech Preissig: "According to his motto of the" full-blooded bookgraphist, " he demanded a synthesis of craftsmanship and art. The harmony of writing and book decoration was regarded as the most desirable goal. "(Langer, Jugendstil und Buchkunst, p. 175). Near fine with minimal corner wear. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Amica Poème Dramatique en deux Actes de Paul Bérel Version Rythmique Française de Paul Collin Version rythmique Italienne de Giovani Targioni-Tozzetti Partition Piano et Chant transcrite par Adriano Ariani... Edizione Italiana. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 13,315], [1905]. Folio. Half textured maroon cloth with textured maroon cloth boards, titling gilt to spine, with original publisher's upper wrapper with an illustration after an etching by [?]R. Aguet printed by Ch. Wittmann, Paris, bound in. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list and table of contents, verso blank), 183, [i] (blank) pp. Music engraved by Baudon and printed in Paris by E. Dupré. With the composer's autograph inscription signed in black ink to baritone Riccardo Stracciari, who performed the part of Rinaldo in the Italian production of the work, to upper portion of title: "All' indimenticabile 'Rinaldo' al Carissimo Amico Riccardo Stracciari con affetto e con ammirazione P Mascagni" and dated Rome, May 1905. Price of "15 f. Net" printed to upper wrapper. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Upper wrapper slightly worn, stained, and soiled; occasional light soiling to margins; several leaves partially detached at lower inner margins; pp. 135-136 torn at lower corner, slightly affecting notation. Together with: An original role portrait photograph of Stracciari and Biancapelli as Rinaldo and Amica, ca. 203 x 158 mm. Slightly worn; two minor annotations in blue ink and remnants of former mount to verso. Probable First Edition of the first Italian version. Amica, to a libretto by French publisher Paul de Choudens (Bérel was a pseudonym), was first performed in Monte Carlo at the Théâtre du Casino on March 16, 1905, and was an immediate success. The Italian premiere (with an Italian libretto by Mascagni's close collaborator, Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti) took place on May 13, 1905, with Riccardo Stracciari (1875-1955) as Rinaldo. Mascagni conducted both performances. It was the composer's only opera with a French libretto. "Stracciari's mellow, velvety voice, coloured and resonant over its whole range, with an extended and penetrating upper register, made him, between 1905 and 1915, the rival of Titta Ruffo and Pasquale Amato. His repertory included all the great baritone roles and among the dramatic parts he preferred those in Il trovatore, Rigoletto and Aida. But, thanks to a technique characteristic of the best traditions of the 19th century, he excelled in works which allowed him to display his courtly enunciation, smooth singing, elegant phrasing and musical delicacy." Rodolfo Celletti in Grove Music Online. A notable association copy.

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         BUSTER BROWN'S BLUE RIBBON BOOK OF JOKES & JINGLES NO. 2

      The Brown Shoe Co., St. Louis, U. S. A. 1905 - (Outcault, R. F.) illustrator. BUSTER BROWN'S BLUE RIBBON BOOK OF JOKES & JINGLES NO. 2. St. Louis, U. S. A.: The Brown Shoe Co., [1905]. FIRST EDITION. Oblong 12mo - 7" x 5". Staple bound color pictorial paper wrappers in pristine condition. [16] pp. including wrappers. Promotional comic book story for children, told in rhyme, advertising Buster Brown Blue Ribbon Shoes; full color drawings signed R. F. Outcault on every page. The condition of the book is FINE. The book has been professionally graded by PGX Comics 8.5, VF+, White Pages, and encapsulated in plastic. Only one copy located on OCLC/WorldCat (Brown University). EXCEEDINGLY RARE; a footnote in Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide states "Estimated 5 or 6 known copies exists for books #1-4." This being book #2 of the #1-4 referenced in the footnote. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         5. Comp. Grren. Rgt. Königin Olga (1Württ.) Nr. 119, 1903-1905.

      Stuttgart, 1905. Original photograph, albumen print, on original mount, 36,1 x 48 cm. KEYWORDS:photo/germany/grenadier regiment königin olga/stuttgart.

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         Trois femmes de Flandre.

      Paris, L'Édition d'Art, H. Piazza & Cie. 1905 - Illustrations de H. Cassiers. Complet & Contrôlé. Édition originale tirée à 300 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°128) un des 260 exemplaires sur papier vélin à la cuve, des manufactures Blanchet et Kléber. Paris, L'Édition d'Art, H. Piazza & Cie. - 1905 - VIII, 46, 47 et 51 pages. En 3 parties : Minna van Daële, Servante et Béguine - Maria Wolmans, Fermière - Katlyn, Fille des Berges. Superbe reliure plein maroquin bordeaux signée G.L.R.-D. Dos à 4 nerfs. Titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Plats et dos orné à froid avec petits décors mosaïqués rouges. Large débordement de maroquin sur les contreplats orné de filets dorés et de fleurons angulaires mosaïqués. Garde de soie moirée. Tranches dorées. Couverture illustrée et dos conservés. Étui à liseré. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Bel ouvrage dans une reliure impeccable. Format in-8°(23x17). Camille Mauclair, nom de plume de Camille Laurent Célestin Faust, est un poète, romancier, historien d'art et critique littéraire français. Henri Cassiers, est un illustrateur et affichiste belge. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         ZUGER PHANTASIE

      - Oel auf Leinwand 84 x 112 cm, gerahmt, rückseitig auf Rahmen bezeichnet: 'Georg Hartmann, Zuger Phantasie, frei nach Bauernfeinds Skizze', datiert 1905, Craquelé Blick durch den Zuger Markt Richtung Zytturm. Der Dekorationsmaler Hartmann führte nebst vielen anderen Innendekorationen auch die Wandmalereien in der Rentenanstalt Zürich (erbaut 1898) aus (s. Brun) Sehr stimmungsvolle, routinierte Malerei mit reizvollen Lichteffekten, offenbar inspiriert durch den deutschen Maler Gustav Bauernfeind, der mit Vorliebe pittoreske Stadtansichten malte [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Autograph letter signed.

      o. O. , 6. IV. 1905. - 8vo. 1 p. To the French operatic bass Félix Vieuille (1872-1953) who sang for more than four decades with the Opéra-Comique in Paris during the first half of the twentieth century about his role in Pelléas et Mélisande: "l’art d’être grand père" de notre national poëte Victor Hugo, n’en prenez aucun souci, car vous êtes le plus grand et le plus profondément humain des "grands pères" ( ). Laissez-moi vous en remercier une fois de plus et vous serez affectueusement les mains ( ). - He created roles in numerous world premieres, most notably portraying Arkel in the original production of Claude Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande in 1902 which he went on to sing 208 times at that house. He possessed a rich voice and a solid technique which helped sustain his career for a long time. His voice is preserved on a number of recordings made on the Odeon, Lyrophon, and Beka labels.

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         Photographs of Colonial Life in the Philippines. Iloilo on Panay Island. Shanghai. Album.

      ca. 1905-1910. Original photographs, 170 silverprints, gelatine silverprints and some albumen prints, various sizes. Church Legazpi, Streets Lagazpi, Ivan, Mayon Volcano, Two woman from Legazpi, Natives, Mr. Calder-Smelt, Mr. Osmund, Harbour Legazpi. Mr. Bond and natives, Plantation Lagazpi, Ivan and natives, Servants Lagazpi, Ivans house, Ruined church at Daraga, Fiesta Legazpi, Ford Legazpi, Hubert Hancock, Mary, Dorothy, Nelli, SS Armadale Castle crossing the bar at Durban 1904, Kathleen Summers in Las Palmas, Portscatho (2 views), Groupportraits, Groupportrait with Ivan, Mr. Calder-Smelt, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Bond and Native servants, Ivan and friends in Iloilo, Mayon, Douglas, SS Orcana, Tennis place in Iloilo, Interiors of Ivan's house in Iloilo, 3 Interiors of Mr. Smalleys house in Shanghai. And some pictures of the same family on a summer holliday in England: Southampton, Dorset, Finchley, Parkstone a.o. (1915-1923). KEYWORDS:photo/philippines.

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         The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905.. FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo, pp.[8]; 403; [5]. With 16 illustrated plates by Sidney Paget. Elegantly hand-bound in full blue oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, gilt border to covers, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Internally clean, neat old repair to extreme corner of title, ads a trifle spotted; externally unmarked. A clean and attractive copy. The Great Detective returns after the infamous events at the Richenbach Falls, in a collection of thirteen stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series - 'The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton' is a good example (which Doyle first called 'The Adventure of the Worst Man in London'). Four of the stories ('The Empty House', 'The Dancing Men', 'The Priory School' and 'The Second Stain'), were listed by Doyle in 1927 as being among his favourite Holmes episodes.

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        [Photo Album]: British Album of Boating in Early 20th Century China

      Shanghai, China, 1905. Near Fine. Octavo measuring 6" x 9". Blue cloth boards with "photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 98 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 3" and 3" x 4" with some captions on the verso. A cracked hinge and worn edges thus a good photo album with fine photographs. A photo album depicting a British family in China at the turn of the century. Throughout the album the family is seen in Chinese cities with photos of pagodas, on horseback, and in a Chinese garden in Macao. A majority of the album takes place by water and in various boats including several photos of junks and Western sail boats, many of which are steam powered. One photo shows the Russian cruiser Askold while it was being repaired in Shanghai as well as a British gunboat and a French cruiser at Kuikiang. Other photos show the Chinese coast with photos of Orphan Rock on the Yangtse and the North Saddle Light House. The sailors and passengers are seen on board the Way Foong and other ships in pith hats and fashions of the time. One photo shows someone lying in a bed below deck on one of the vessels; another is captioned "the skipper and his crew" of a British man in a straw hat and three Chinese deck hands. An interesting look at turn of the century boating and British expatriates in China.

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