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        Histoire comique.

      Paris, 1905 - Reliure à la bradel, demi-maroquin brun à coins, titre et auteur doré, élégant motif de fleurs mosaiqué de maroquins rose, bordeaux, rouge et brun et orné de filets dorés, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. [CHARLES MEUNIER]. Première édition illustrée, parue deux ans après l?originale, comportant 28 eaux-fortes et pointes-sèches originales par Edgar Chahine. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires. Un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur papier à la cuve, n°103, imprimé pour M.G. Teyssier.Exemplaire enrichi d?une suite des 28 compositions rayées sur chine.Il s?agit du premier livre illustré par Chahine.Prospectus illustré de l?ouvrage à paraître relié in-fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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        Visita á Madrid del Presidente de la República Francesa S. E. Mr. Loubet. Itinerarios del 23, 24, 25, 26 Octubre 1905

      1905 - Carpeta conteniendo los itinerarios-planos originales de la ruta por día a seguir por S.E. Mr. Loubet, Presidente de la República, durante su visita a Madrid los días 23, 24, 25 y 26 de Octubre de 1905. firmados por el Ingeniero Director de Vías Públicas. Incluye un folleto con el menú y el programa musical. Planos desplegables entelados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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        The Works.

      Macmillan and Co. Ltd, London 1905 - Engraved frontipiece portrait, and extra-illustrated with eight photographs pasted to stiff paper with printed captions. 8vo. [188 x 120 x 46 mm]. viii, 900, [2] pp. Contemporary binding by Riviere & Son for The Army and Navy (signed with a gilt pallet on the front turn-in) in red goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with a wide border of three fillets and massed pointillé volutes, fleurons and small tools, surrounded by double fillets and gouges. The spine divided into six panels by gilt tooled bands, lettered in the second and at the foot, the others with gilt compartments with floral centres and scroll corners, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt double fillet, the turn-ins with gilt rolls, green endleaves, gilt edges. (Small black ink stain on lower edge of one corner). A very good copy in a fine binding. One of many editions of Tennyson's Works publised by Macmillan, but this copy has an additional title-page printed in gold on stiffer paper: "The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Illustrated with Photographs. London: Robert Riviere & Son". There are eight black and white photographs, of atmospheric scenes from the various works. Riviere was entering its "golden period" in 1905, producing luxury bindings for collectors on both sides of the Atlantic. The firm's relationship with J. H. Stonehouse at Sotheran is well documented. It is less well known that they had a pallet cut to sign the bindings supplied to the Army & Navy. The Army and Navy Co-operative Society Ltd was incorporated in 1871, being formed by a group of officers to share goods at reduced rates. The first store in Victoria Street, London, offered groceries, soon adding stationery, drapery, fancy goods, tailoring, a chemist and a gun department. Banking, furniture and an estate agents followed, and further stores were opened, including Plymouth, Bombay and Karachi. Signature of E. S. Croll on half-title.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Hemming's History of the New York Stock Exchange

      Henry Glover, New York 1905 - Engraved frontispiece, 4 views and 353 engraved portraits. Expertly bound to style in full brown morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt edges Scarce early history of the New York Stock Exchange, with portraits of its members to 1905. This large illustrated volume offers both a concise history of how the Stock Exchange came to be and a wonderfully executed series of steel-engraved portraits illustrating the Exchanges members as of 1905. A longtime classic work on the Stock Exchange, Hemming's impressive work contains a 45-page history of the New York Stock Exchange, which chronicles the Exchanges founding, its relationship to the banks, its prominent members, and its place in the global economy. Portraits include Henry Clews, George Jay Gould, J.P. Morgan, Jr., W.C. Kellogg, Arthur Whitney and many more early financiers of note. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        DER DACHAUER AM MASKENBALL

      - Tempera 60 x 70 cm, Mitte rechts signiert und datiert 1905, nobel gerahmt (85,5 x 77 cm), mit Ausstellungsschild Osswald arbeitete als Maler, Illustrator (u.a. populärer Kinderbücher) und Karikaturist in München, u.a. als Mitarbeiter bei der JUGEND. Originelles Motiv mit viel Lokalkolorit. Im Kunsthandel sind vorwiegend Werke mit Tierdarstellungen zu finden. Rückseitig bezeichnet: Aus der Sammlung Kunsthaus Bayerlein, München [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Thomi]
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        Dachauer Moorlandschaft. Tempera auf Malpappe. Unten links signiert J. Schultheis Expressiver Realismus.

      - Beschreibung: Farbiges Tempera- Ölgemälde von Joles Bickel-Schultheis (1905- 1988), eigentlich Karl Ludwig Bickel, er entstammte einer großbürgerlichen Frankfurter Familie. Um 1925 studierte er an der Kunstschule des Städel- Museums u. a. bei Max Beckmann und dem Bildhauer Georg Kolbe. In Berlin lernte er Ende der 1920er Jahre namhafte Expressionisten wie Max Pechstein, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff und Carl Hofer kennen. Nach 1950 kam er nach Süddeutschland und schloss sich der von Erwin Shoultz-Carrnoff gegründeten Künstlergruppe Der Rote Reiter an, die so genannten Wilden Deutschlands. Mit seiner Lebensgefährtin, der Malerin Martha von Schobert, lebte er viele Jahre zurückgezogen in Deutenhofen, später im Hackermoos. Der Künstler fand seine Unterschrift nicht wichtig, er signierte u. a. mit A. Troffa, A. Simon; Joles; Merlalon. (Siehe auch Dachauer Gemäldegalerie Ausstellungs- Katalog 2012). Zustand: Ecken leicht bestoßen, Rückseite mit Klebeband- Resten, sonst recht ordentlich erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050

      [Bookseller: Galerie Antiquariat Schlegl]
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        Etude sur la pendaison

      A. Maloine 1905 - Bibliothèque de criminologie. Vol. n°24. Sciences. 57 figures. Rare ! A relier ! -- Nicolae Minovici (1868-1941), le docteur qui s'est pendu pour la Science. Au cours de la première décennie du XXe siècle, alors qu'il était professeur de médecine légale à l'École Nationale des Siences de Bucarest, Nicolae Minovici entreprit une étude approfondie de la mort par pendaison. Inspiré par ses recherches, il a décidé de découvrir, de première main, ce qu'il aurait envie de mourir de cette façon. Minovici a commencé ses expériences auto-pendantes en construisant un dispositif d'auto-asphyxie - un noeud de bourreau attaché dans une corde qui traversait une poulie fixée au plafond. Il s'allongea sur un lit de camp, passa la tête dans le noeud coulant et tira fermement l'autre extrémité de la corde. Le noeud se tendit, son visage devint rouge violacé, sa vision devint floue et il entendit un sifflement. Il n'a duré que six secondes avant que la conscience commence à s'évanouir, le forçant à s'arrêter (madsciencemuseum ou lire également l'article du "MONDE SCIENCE ET TECHNO" du 27.01.2012 par Pierre Barthélémy). 16,5x25,5. 219p. in-4° Etat correct. Intérieur en bon état. Non coupé en partie. NB. Absence du 1er et 4e plat de couverture ! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Bassin]
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        THE GOLDEN POOL.

      London: Cassell 1905 - Very good (slightly dusty; near invisible repair to lower left spine hinge; spine ends worn; previous owner's name to verso of front free endpaper). Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mark Sutcliffe, Ltd., P.B.F.A.]
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        Le prince de Galles, futur George V, touché par le message du prince d'Arenberg.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 3 In-8 07/08/1905 En-tête du "H.M. Yatch Victoria & Albert". pliures "Prince d'Arenberg's most kind letter has just been shown me & I am very much touched by what he says in it. It would I assure you have given the Princess & myself the greatest pleasure to accept his kind invitation had it been possible. But I regret that we are unable to do so, as other arrangements have been made for some little time since & I fear it would cause great inconvenience [.]". Roi du Royaume-Uni et empereur des Indes (1910-1936). Il avait été duc d'York puis prince de Galles. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Traces Ecrites]
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        The Great Plateau: Being an Account of Exploration in Central Tibet, 1903, and of the Gartok Expedition, 1904-1905

      E. Arnold 1905 - Bound in publisher's blue cloth. Gold lettering and vignette of a Tibetan on a pony on front. Minor shelf wear. 2 folding maps, 57 photographic illustrations on 32 plates. 319 p. Yakushi R48. Contents: PART I - Exploration in Central Tibet. Part II - The Gartok Expedition 1904-1905. Part I. Introduction. II. Preparations For Departure III. Ready To Start IV. The Journey Begun V. Leaving Civilisation VI Across The Frontier VII. Difficulties And Dangers VIII. To Antelope Plain IX. Treasure Trove X. Rejoining Hargreaves XI. In Unknown Country XII. Various Adventures. XIII. Hard At Work XIV. Aru Tso XV. A Pleasant Interlude XVI. Trouble With The Men XVII Stopped By Tibetans XVIII. Turned Back XIX. The End OF The Expedition. PART II. I. Events Of The Preceding Teak II. Preparations At Gyantse III. On The Road To Shigatse IV. Interview With The Tashi Lama V. The Expedition Reaches Lhatse Dzong VI. Mount Everest VII. "Far From The Madding Crowd" VIII. Unlimited Sport IX. Holy Manasarowar X. Peculiar Customs XI. The Home Of The Gods XII. Gartok Reached XIII. Into A New Land XIV. A Forgotten City XV. Across The Frontier Appendix : The Fauna Of Tibet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Garden Cities in Theory and Practice [in original dustjacket]

      Bemrose and Sons, London 1905 - [2 Vols] Near fine first editions in very good plus 1905 dustjackets - most uncommon thus. Fine olive green cloth bindings with black lettering, offsetting from jackets to endpapers, label of 'Louis de Meuleneere, Librairie des Arts Décoratifs & Industriels' to the first pastedown of volume I. Elaborately illustrated throughout though the text is largely unopened. Very good white jackets, remarkably bright and clean. Sennett's work was inspired by Ebenezer Howard's pioneering writings on garden cities and itself an expanded version of his own original on applying science to this new urban form. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Modernfirsteditions Ltd ABA/ ILAB/ PBFA]
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        Quo Vadis. Roman Néronien. Traduction Nouvelle et Complète Par E. Halpérine-Kaminsky. Édition Illustrée Par Jan Styka.

      Ernest Flammarion, Paris 1905 - Cubierta origina - 2 hojas291 pp. y 18 láminas, 3 de ellas dobles - cubierta original - 2 hojas - 235 pp. y 15 láminas, 2 de ellas dobles - y - cubierta original - 2 hojas - 326 pp. - 1 h. y 20 láminas, 4 de ellas dobles. También sumamente ilustrado entre el texto. Muy conservado ejemplar bellamente encuadernado en pergamino muy decorado con mosaico y florones dorados. Cortes superiores dorados. Size: 3 Vols. De 33 x 26 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        Kate Greenaway

      First edition. Edition de Luxe. #344 of 500 copies signed by the artist's brother John Greenaway on the limitation page and on an original sketch by Kate Greenaway mounted before the half-title. Ivory buckram ruled and decorated in blind, with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Silk marker ribbon. The endpapers are a miniature facsimile of a nursery wallpaper designed by the artist. Colour frontispiece and 53 colour plates with tissue guards. Many black and white illustrations and 34 half-tone plates. Corners very slightly bumped. Bookplate on front pastedown. Small professional repair to the front free endpaper, probably after another bookplate was removed.The original sketch shows two girls (or two views of the same girl), in bonnet and shawl, looking off to the right. A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Anthony Smith Books]
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        GRANDE AFFICHE ANCIENNE AGRICULTURE bessonneau angers 1905 AGRICOLE tessier

      - GRANDE AFFICHE ANCIENNE AGRICULTURE bessonneau angers 1905 AGRICOLE tessier

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        An Almain Armourer's Album. Selections from an original MS. in Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington

      W. Griggs 1905 - Original vellum binding with gilt title and decoration, marbled end papers, 31 full-color with opposing page having the descriptions plus one fold-out illustration. Vellum binding spotted and soiled, worn through at tips of corners, notes penciled in the margins of first page and last page of intro and contents page, some creasing of lower corners and occasional smudging/fingering. A solid copy of this scarce work. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbums of Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Hathor and other Poems.

      London, Greening & Co., Ltd. 1905 - First Edition. 19 x 13 cm. xx, 331 pages plus 4 pages publishers list. With a frontispiece and vignette on title page. Inscribed by the author on the half title. NO SIGNATURE (see photo). Original white cloth with gilt titles on spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Fore and bottom edge deckle. Very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed, bumped and age darkened. Small stains on boards. Mild browning and foxing to end papers and titles. Edges and spine dust dulled. Internally bright and clean. Sprache: Englischglish [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: West Coast Rare Books]
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        Football for Player and Spectator. Illustrated

      University Publishing Company, Ann Arbor 1905 - Attractive copy of this key early work on football strategy and technique, a centerpiece for any collection of Michigan Wolverines memorabilia. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates and text illustrations of early University of Michigan football teams in action. Fielding Yost (1871-1946) was an inaugural member of the Football Hall of Fame in 1951; he is generally acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of modern football, having invented the position of linebacker, developed the concept of coaching as a profession, and organized the first ever "bowl" game (the 1902 Rose Bowl, in which Yost's Wolverines beat the Stanford Cardinal, 49-0). Octavo. Publisher's green pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; 304pp; illus. Spine cloth lightly rubbed and crown and heel; hairline crack to rear hinge at gutter; still a tight, straight, Very Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: BIRDS NEST BOOKS]
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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.

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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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