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        [REVIVAL OF RUSSIAN FOLK ART] Sadko: Bylina grafa Alekseia Tolstogo, s miniatyurami M.P. Solovieva [i.e. Sadko. Bylina by Count Aleksei Tolstoy, with miniatures by M.P. Soloviev]

      St. Petersburg: tip. A. Benke, 1905. [8] pp.: ill. 25,5x17 cm. In original chromolithographed wrappers. Fine. Small stain on the front cover. Unique charity edition of the Community of St. Eugene (the biggest pre-revolutionary publishing house of postcards) with two illustrations and six highly artistic initials. A great example of prime polygraphy of the time and Russian folk art which was revived by modernists in the beginning of the 20th century. The poem by Aleksei Tolstoy (1817-1875), count from Tolstoy family, Russian writer, was based on legendary Novgorod bylina (Russian traditional oral epic narrative poem about heroes).

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        Das Märchen der 672. Nacht und andere Erzählungen. Mit zweifarbig gedrucktem Doppeltitel und Buchschmuck von Bertold Löffler (= Bibliothek moderner deutscher Autoren, Band 2).

      Wiener Verlag ohne Jahr [1905], Wien und Leipzig - 123 S. Kleinformatiger roter Orig.-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und Vorderdeckel sowie rotem Kopfschnitt. Der unscheinbare Band birgt nicht nur Löfflers schönen Buchschmuck im Wiener Jugendstil, sondern stellt zugleich die erste Buchausgabe dar, die Hofmannsthals bedeutendsten Text zur Poetik der Moderne enthält, den zuerst 1902 in der Zeitung "Der Tag" gedruckten "Ein Brief", den sogenannten Chandos-Brief. Er stellt ein zentrales Dokument der Hofmannsthalschen Dichtungsreflexion dar und wurde lange Zeit als autobiographisches Dokument einer Existenz- oder Schaffenskrise des Dichters mißverstanden. Man greift wohl nicht zu hoch, wenn man den "Brief" als eine Art Geburtsurkunde der modernen Literatur überhaupt deutet: Er handelt im Medium der Sprache von der Sprache selbst und nimmt eine Skepsis gegen dieses ambivalente Medium vorweg, die später die Expressionisten zur Zerschlagung und völligen Umgestaltung der poetischen Sprache veranlasste, die aber als grundlegender Sprachzweifel auch richtungweisend für die Philosophie Wittgensteins und die auf ihn zurückgehende analytische Philosophie wurde. Die hier vorliegende Einbandvariante leider ohne die Umschlagillustration von Walter Hampel für den broschierten und den Halbleinen-Einband schuf. Der Rücken ist leicht verblaßt und nach Seite 44 sieht man geringen Rost auf den Heftklammern, sonst handelt es sich jedoch um ein ordentliches, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar auf schönem, weißem Papier. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photographs of Alaska]

      [Alaska] 1905 - 90 black and white photos measuring mostly 7 x 5 inches, mounted to the leaves of the album. Oblong 8vo. A collection of photos including images of the U.S. Revenue Cutter (USRC) Manning and her crew. Designed as a cruising cutter for the Revenue Cutter Service, the Manning was commissioned on 8 January, 1898. After service with the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War, the Manning returned to revenue cutter service and was assigned to the Bering Sea Patrol from 1900-1916. During the 1905 Bering Sea cruise, the crew of the Manning distributed boxes of clothing to natives of Attu and Atka that were provided by the Women's National Relief Association and some photos may possibly be from that cruise. Native-Alaskan images include 7 photos of women weaving several styles of baskets (3 of these images are taken outside and show the exterior of Barabaras, the oblong, semi-subterranean, sod-covered dwellings used by the Aleut tribe, while one of these images shows the interior of a Barabara); 7 images of individual, groupings, and close-ups of finshed baskets; 2 photos of Aleutian Islanders listening to a phonograph (apparently for the first time); and 2 images of Aleut children and an adult outside of a Barabara.Images of the Manning and her crew include the ship at dock; the Manning's six-member racing crew rowing in the harbor; the full crew on deck, in dress uniform; interior images of the ship, a group photo of seven officers in uniform; and the enlisted crew exercising on a dock. Other photos include snow-capped mountains, rock formations and other natural scenery, plants, and flowers. WH/2/ Covers off, some photos scuffed, water stains, pieces missing 90 black and white photos measuring mostly 7 x 5 inches, mounted to the leaves of the album. Oblong 8vo

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        [ Recueil de Catalogue d'Estampes ] Catalogue des Objets ayant appartenu à la Reine Marie-Antoinette et à la Famille Royale de France composant la collection de M. Alvin-Beaumont dont la vente aura lieu Hôtel Drouot le 7 juin 1905, Me Maurice Delestre, assisté de Loys Delteil / Collection Fonteneau. Estampes anciennes. Vente du 12 décembre 1912, Me André Desvouges / Estampes, principalement de l'Ecole Française du XVIIIe sièle, Hôtel Drouot 27 et 28 novembre 1912, Lair-Dubreuil, Paulme et Lasquin / Estampes anciennes du XVIIIe siècle. Vente des 2 & 3 Avril 1913, André Desvouges, M. A. Geoffroy expert / Catalogue d'une collection importante de Portraits anciens classés par ordre de graveurs, en vente aux pris marqués chez Godefroy Mayer / Epoque de Louis XVI Révolution Française Napoléon Ier et son temps Restauration. Catalogue d'une Collection importante de Portraits & de Pièces historiques en vente au prix marqués chez Godefroy Mayer, marchand d'estampes, Catalogue n°21 / Catalogue d'une Collection importante d'Estampes historiques, de Vues et de Portraits, en vente au prix marqués chez Godefroy Mayer, marchand d'estampes, Catalogue n°22 / Catalogue d'Estampes des XVIe XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Oeuvres de Aldegrever, Beham, Bosse, Callot, Drevet, Dürer, Edelinck, Lancret, Lavreince, Ostade, Pencz, Rembrantd, Israël Silvestre, Martine Schöngauer, Watteau, Zazinger, etc. 1er Juillet 1912 Georges Rapilly, / Estampes anciennes et modernes, Georges Rapilly, 20 janvier 1913 N°124 / Héliogravures Amand-Durand. Estampes des XVe, XVIe et XVIIe siècles, Georges Rapilly, Paris / Estampes des XVe, XVIe et XVIIe siècles,reproduites par Héliogravures Amand-Durand, Georges Rapilly, Paris

      1 vol. in-8 reliure pleine toile recueillant les titres suivants : Catalogue des Objets ayant appartenu à la Reine Marie-Antoinette et à la Famille Royale de France composant la collection de M. Alvin-Beaumont dont la vente aura lieu Hôtel Drouot le 7 juin 1905, Me Maurice Delestre, assisté de Loys Delteil, 13 pp. / Collection Fonteneau. Estampes anciennes. Vente du 12 décembre 1912, Me André Desvouges, 31 pp. / Estampes, principalement de l'Ecole Française du XVIIIe sièle, Hôtel Drouot 27 et 28 novembre 1912, Lair-Dubreuil, Paulme et LAsquin, 37 pp. / Estampes anciennes du XVIIIe siècle. Vente des 2 & 3 Avril 1913, André Desvouges, M. A. Geoffroy expert, 83 pp. / Catalogue d'une collection importante de Portraits anciens classés par ordre de graveurs, en vente aux pris marqués chez Godefroy Mayer, Paris, 167 pp. / Epoque de Louis XVI Révolution Française Napoléon Ier et son temps Restauration. Catalogue d'une Collection importante de Portraits & de Pièces historiques en vente au prix marqués chez Godefroy Mayer, marchand d'estampes, Catalogue n°21, 114 pp. / Catalogue d'une Collection importante d'Estampes historiques, de Vues et de Portraits, en vente au prix marqués chez Godefroy Mayer, marchand d'estampes, Catalogue n°22, 73 pp. / Catalogue d'Estampes des XVIe XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Oeuvres de Aldegrever, Beham, Bosse, Callot, Drevet, Dürer, Edelinck, Lancret, Lavreince, Ostade, Pencz, Rembrantd, Israël Silvestre, Martine Schöngauer, Watteau, Zazinger, etc. 1er Juillet 1912 Georges Rapilly, Paris, 54 pp. / Estampes anciennes et modernes, Georges Rapilly, 20 janvier 1913 N°124, 38 pp. / Héliogravures Amand-Durand. Estampes des XVe, XVIe et XVIIe siècles, Georges Rapilly, Paris, 36 pp. / Estampes des XVe, XVIe et XVIIe siècles,reproduites par Héliogravures Amand-Durand, Georges Rapilly, Paris, 55 pp. / Belle réunion d'importants catalogues de vente d'Estampes. Bon ensemble, peu commun (nombreux résultats indiqués).

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        Michel Strogoff, Moscou-Irkoutsk, suivi de Un drame au Mexique.

      Hetzel, Les Voyages Extraordinaires, cartonnage à 1 éléphant, titre dans l'éventail, polychrome, avec dos au phare édité de 1905 à 1910, dernier plat de type "i" selon Jauzac, tranches dorées, 368 pages, gardes gris anthracite. Contient des dessins de J. Férat, gravés par Ch. Brabant. Rousseurs, coins et coiffes légèrement émoussés, 2 feuillets se détachent p. 147 à 150 avec petits défauts de marge, début de fente sur un mors interne.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Arthur Rackham. Hardcover. First edition. Fine condition, rebound in navy blue half leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Five raised bands, gilt decoration on spine. Interior pages are in Fine condition, unmarked and unblemished, Contains Rackham's 50 color plates mounted on green-black stock with captioned tissue guards intact (final plate is missing). A very handsome copy. Small 4to. 233 pp. including index.

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        Modern American Homes. American Homes . A book of everything for those who are planning to build or beautifuly their homes. By Geo. F. Barber conducted under the management f Geo. F. Barber of Illinois . Thos. A. Kluttz of Georgia. Associated Architects.

      Knoxville, The Gresham Publishing Co. , 1905, in-8 à l'italienne Softcover. Oblong.2 volumes. Good condition. Many plans, drawings, photographs with commentary. Including prices for building. Furnitures advertisements at the end of the catalog.

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        Autograph Letter Signed as King, to Crown Prince Wilhelm ('My Dear Willy.')

      1905 - 8vo, Marienbad, 5 September 1905, 3pp., on royal monogrammed paper, creased across centre resulting from previous fold. Lamenting that Wilhelm has been forbidden by his father, the last German emperor Wilhelm II, from visiting him at Windsor (".unhappily your papa objects to your going away to England this year.") and expressing regret that he is unable to renew his acquaintance with Wilhelm's new wife Cecile. Edward VII was renowned for his diplomatic skills, the French referring to him as 'the Peacemaker'; but his relations with his nephew, the Kaiser, were strained. It is interesting to see in this letter to the Kaiser's eldest son, the Crown Prince, that although an adult, married and shortly to become a father he was still forbidden to visit his great uncle in England. The Kaiser was notoriously difficult, tactless and irascible, traits that ultimately led to the catastrophic First World War and his forced abdication.

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        Unser Programm. [Our Programme].

      Vienna Zion 1905 - Octavo, (23 x 16.4 cm); 16 leaves; original paper wrapper, browned, printed on both sides. Spine rubbed, pages in pristine condition. Signed by the author. Text in German. Important Zionist pamphlet, inscribed by Ussischkin on the title page. Menachem Ussishkin (1863-1941) was a Russian-born Zionist leader and head of the Jewish National Fund. He was born in Dubrouna in the Belarusian part of the Russian Empire. In 1989, he graduated as a technical engineer from Moscow Technological Institute. Ussishkin was among the founders of the BILU movement and the Moscow branch of the Hovevei Zion. He also joined the Bnei Moshe society founded by Echad HaAm. In 1891 he made his first trip to Palestine. He served as the Secretary of the First Zionist Congress. At the Sixth Zionist Congress he opposed the Uganda plan. He was one of the Jewish delegates to the Paris peace conference after World War I. In 1919, Ussishkin made aliyah to Palestine. In 1920 he was appointed head of the Zionist Commission in Palestine. In this pamphlet, he advocates group settlement based on labour Zionism. Under his influence the Zionist movement actively supported the establishment of agricultural settlement, educational and cultural institutions, and a Jewish polytechnic - later known as the Technion. In 1923 he was elected President of the Jewish National Fund (J.N.F.), which he headed until his death. Ussishkin was behind major land acquisitions in the Hefer, Jezreel and Beit She'an valleys. He died in 1941 in Jerusalem at the age of 78. He is buried in Nicanor's Cave at the botanical gardens of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Mount Scopus. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Rud Sieck") und einer ganzseitigen Handzeichnung. Törwang bei Rosenheim, 1. VII. 1905.

      1905. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Die Zeichnung in Bleistift und Tinte auf der Recto-Seite von Bl. 2. An Martin Gerlach sen. von Gerlach & Wiedling in Wien: "Hier schicke ich Ihnen 2 Einbände. Ich habe kein Büchl hier und daher auch kein Maaß. Schriften haben Sie wohl, ich bin kein Genie darin wie Sie wissen. Könnten Sie nicht statt der kalten lateinischen eine hübsche Biedermaierschrift [!] nehmen? Seit einiger Zeit schmachte ich bereits im Ehejoch, für die Ehe bin ich mit allem allem ausgestattet nur Geld Geld brauch ich nun. Haben Sie wegen der Ausstellung Weisgerber-Sieck im Hagenbund nichts erreichen können für Herbst? Darf ich Sie nochmal bitten dort anzufragen? [...]". - Die Unterschrift mit Zusatz "nicht akademischer Maler"; die hübsch ausgeführte Tuschzeichnung zeigt ein flanierendes Paar (wohl Sieck und seine Angetraute), der Mann mit Hut, Stock und Pfeife, die Frau größtenteils von ihm verdeckt. - Gering fleckig und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        The immortals: masterpieces of fiction, crowned by the French Academy (18 volume set)

      Paris: Maison Mazarin, 1905-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 18 volumes(of 20). Fine binding. Super limited edition. One of 50 sets. Lovely bindings. Full crushed levant morocco leather bindings. Gilt ruled, top edge gilt. Bronze medallion of Cardinal Richelieu set into front covers. Ooze Persian Doublures. 23 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. A lovely set. Authors include Droz, Souvestre, De Massa, Malot, Claretie, Loti, De Bernard, Bentzon, Bazin, Daudet, Coppee, Theuriet, and Ohnet. Armorial book plate of Ella Park Lawrence and George Appleton Lawrence. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Peregrina's Sommerabende. Lieder für eine Dämmerstunde sowie 30 Übersetzungen aus dem Französischen, Englischen und Dänischen. Mit einem Titelbild, 10 Federzeichnungen und Vignetten von Heinrich Vogeler-Worpswede sowie einer Tafel.

      Insel ohne Jahr [1905], Leipzig - 215 S. Orig.-Halbpergamentband mit Pergamenteckchen und dekorativem, farbigem Schmuckpapier auf den Deckeln sowie grünem Kopfschnitt. Eins von 575 Exemplaren (gesamt 600). Unser Exemplar ohne die "Fledermaus"-Vorsatzpapiere der gewöhnlichen Pappbände, dafür in einer Sarkowski unbekannten Einbandvariante mit dem sehr reizvollen, wohl auch von Vogeler entworfenen Schmuckpapier im Jugendstil. Die Deckel sind am oberen Rand jeweils gering angestaubt, sonst handelt es sich um ein gutes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Russian Gold Book

      St. Petersburg, 1905. 14-carat pendant in the form of a hinged book containing three leaves with fine engraving work. The text begins with a plaintive song which was apparently popular in the salons of pre-Revolutionary Russia, and which closes with the line "Farewell, my invaluable friend/ Do not forget me." This is followed by a poem about a late-blooming rose that dies. The selection closes with the aria from "The Demon" by Nikolai Rubenstein, the translation of which is "Forgive me heavenly creature that I disturbed your peace." These texts, together with the endearing diminutive used by the writer in addressing the recipient in the poem -- calling her Muroschka, or my little kitten -- suggests that this was created to commemorate some sort of liaison between members of the Russian aristocracy. Accompanying the delicate engraved script are the musical staves and three floral vignettes, all of which exhibit an accomplish artisan's level of skill. The covers are bejeweled, as follows: The upper cover is a masterwork of filigree work, with what appears to be a double "M" monogram in the center; on the rear is an engraved musical stave flanked by a lily of the valley rendered in diamonds, and a forget-me-not in turquoise. The pendant loop at the spine head is hallmarked, which indicates the location and approximate date. The extremely high level of craftsmanship evident in this piece evokes the work of Fabergé, although it is not signed as such. Whether it is the master's shop or not, this piece is an accurate reflection of the art of jewelry-making in Imperial Russia. A stunning object, housed in an elaborate black and purple morocco tray case. (2 3/4 by 1 1/4; 45 x 31mm).

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        THE TALE OF TSAR SALTAN ( CSAR ), of his son, the glorious and mighty knight Prince Guidon Saltanovich, and of the fair Swan-Princess.

      St. Petersburg, Department for the Production of State Documents, 1905.. FIRST EDITION 1905, Russian text throughout, large oblong 4to, 255 x 325 mm, 10 x 12¾ inches, card covers with full page coloured illustration to upper cover, small coloured illustration to lower cover, both heightened with gold, coloured and gold patterned title page, 5 full page coloured illustrations, smaller illustrations in the text including 3 half page in full colour, a few of the full colour illustrations heightened with gold, 20 pages including title page. Spine slightly worn, small split at head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn with tiny chip to lower corner of upper cover, lower cover slightly spotted, very small pale stain to upper cover, the lowest of 3 staples is missing, the other two slightly rusty, on the half page coloured illustration on page 11 adhesion has caused a graze to the background at the top 13 x 5 mm (½" x ¼"), on the facing full page coloured illustration there is another tiny graze 5 x 5 mm (¼" x ¼") on the background at the top (see image 4), both plates have a little very light flecking to the upper background, barely noticeable, also caused by adhesion to one another. Contents otherwise clean and bright. A very good copy of a scarce title illustrated by Bilibin. See Golynets plates 19-28. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Rip Van Winkle

      1905. ?The First Book Illustrated Wholly by Rackham To be Issued in a Limited Edition? (Riall).[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905. Deluxe Edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 230. Quarto. 57 pp. Color frontispiece and fifty color plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue guards, collected at end of text.Publisher's vellum over boards. Front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, later silk ties. A fine copy. Housed in a green cloth clamshell case with red morocco spine label.Around the middle of 1904... Ernest Brown & Phillips commissioned 50 color illustrations to Rip Van Winkle, and purchased the originals and all rights for 300 guineas. The publishing rights were then resold in a complicated deal to Heinemann, before the illustrations were exhibited at Brown and Phillips' Leicester Galleries... Most of the Rip drawings were sold at the exhibition, and by October they had all found purchasers."Brown and Phillips' investment, made secure by the keenness of Rackham's purchasers, was not let down by the reviews his work received."... When, in September 1905, Rip Van Winkle was published, comparisons between Rackham and German artists [i.e. Dürer and Joseph Sattler] continued to be voiced, The Times remarking on 'the marvel of his Düreresque detail.'"... The 51 illustrations, for a story of not more than five thousand words, enables the story to be told twice, once through Irving's words, and once again, image by image, through Rackham's pictures... In his illustrations, Rackham pays homage not only to Dürer, Cruikshank and Dutch seventeenth-century painting, but to contemporary artists, too..." (Hamilton)."... But the first work that greatly advanced his fame in the years immediately following his marriage was his edition of Rip Van Winkle? This lovely book decisively established Rackham as the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period... The deluxe edition of the book was fully subscribed before the [Leicester Galleries] exhibition closed" (Hudson).Latimore and Haskell p. 26. Riall p. 69. Gettings p. 176. Hamilton pp. 68. Hudson pp. 57, 167. Hudson, p. 180 (Rackham bookplate).

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        FATHER TUCK'S ROCKING ANIMALS

      - MOVEABLE. (MECHANICAL ANIMALS) FATHER TUCK'S ROCKING ANIMALS. London et al: Raphael Tuck, no date, circa 1905. Housed in the original pictorial box (9 1/4 x 8") are 10 large chromolithographed animal figures 9" wide by 7 1/2" high. The box has some wear but is sound and in very good condition. The animals are fine with a minor repair to the tiger's ear. The figures are printed with exquisite and detailed chromolithographs. Each has a rounded base with a section that can be moved apart enabling each animal to stand up and rock back and forth. Aside from recreational value, each animal has educational value as well including its Latin name and an informative paragraph about its characteristics. Includes: Cat, Dog, Horse, Tiger, Cow, Donkey, Sheep, Elephant, Camel and Lion. Really a great item.

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        Lhasa. An account of the country and people of central Tibet and of the progress of the mission sent there by the English government in the year 1903-4. Written with the help of all the principal persons of the mission.

      London, Hurst And Blackett, Ltd., 1905.2 volumes grand in-8 de XIX-414-[2] et XI-426 pages, pleine toile bordeaux, titre doré aux dos (très légèrement passés et avec une petite tache), décors et titre dorés au premier plat, têtes dorées. Coiffes un peu frottées. Abondamment illustré de photographies en noir in-texte, souvent à pleine page, de 2 portraits en frontispice, de 37 hors-texte (18 + 19), en noir (photogravure) et en couleurs et doré, protégés par des serpentes légendées (une serpente manque au vol. II) et de 7 cartes dont 4 en couleurs et 1 dépliante. "L'expédition militaire britannique au Tibet entre 1903 et 1904 est une invasion du Tibet par l'Armée des Indes britanniques, dont la mission était d'établir des relations diplomatiques et commerciales entre le Raj britannique et le Tibet. [...] Le gouvernement britannique tentait de traiter directement avec le Tibet malgré l'invasion chinoise du Tibet, bien que les efforts répétés visant à établir des relations et des liens commerciaux avec le Tibet aient échoué. Le motif de l'expédition britannique au Tibet découle des ordres de Lord George Curzon, gouverneur général des Indes" [Wiki]. Perceval Landon accompagna cette expédition en tant que correspondant du Times.

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        Wintertage auf Ithaka. Prag, Heinrich Mercy, 1905.

      1905. X, (2), 315, (3) SS. Mit 14 Tafeln nach Original-Aufnahmen von A. Vives, heliograviert von Blechinger u. Leykauf in Wien und zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text. Mit einer doppelblattgroßen Karte (auf Leinen kaschiert). Originaler goldgeprägter Pergamentband mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Folio. Erste Ausgabe, sehr selten. Prachtvolle Monographie der im Ionischen Meer gelegenen Insel Ithaka, welche Heimat des Odysseus gewesen sein soll. Neben einer umfassenden Beschreibung der allgemeinen und speziellen Verhältnisse enthält das Werk auch die "Archäologischen Plaudereien und geschichtlichen Winke". - Tadellos erhalten.

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        HISTORY OF THE CHAMPAGNE TRADE IN ENGLAND. A very good copy indeed of the author's elusive first book.

      First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth with gilt letteringAndre Simon was a wine connoisseur, historian, importer and author. Born in Paris, he came to London at the age of 25 as the English agent for the champagne house of Pommery and Greno and remained in Britain for the rest of his life. Shortly after arriving Simon embarked upon his first book The History of the Champagne Trade in England. "Simon's English prose style: [is] unmistakably charming, stately and faintly whimsical at once."(High Johnson, Oxford Wine Companion). This was to be the first of over 100 books and pamphlets penned by Simon on wine and food.

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        Proverbes arabes de l'Algérie et du Maghreb. Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1905-1907.

      1905. Large 8vo. 3 vols. in one. (4), XIV, (2), 302 pp. (6), 308 pp. (6), 324 pp. Contemp. half calf over marbled boards with giltstamped title to spine. First edition. - Mohammed Ben Cheneb (1869-1929) was a professor at the madrasah of Algiers when he published this work in 1905, the first comprehensive corpus of Arabic proverbs. - Some browning due to paper, as common. All title pages with the editor's autograph inscription (slightly trimmed) to the oriental scholar Theodor Nöldeke (1836-1930), whose autograph ownership is on the flyleaf. Last in the collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. OCLC 4527952.

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        BURMA. Painted and Described.

      1st 4to. Ed. xv + 261pp. 75 cold. plates, folding map. Light browning to e.ps. very lightly intruding onto margins, an exceptionally clean copy in white 'vellum' cloth with elaborate peacock design blocked in gilt and printed into green blue and red to upper board and spine, gilt dec. title to upper board and spine, spine sl. bumped with light fading/loss to gilt and red, t.e.g.Inman 224. 300 copies printed. Published simultaneously with the 8vo. edition. An unnumbered copy of the Limited Edition of 300 Copies, with in manuscript 'Engravers Copy', and signed beneath in the artist's 'R Talbot Kelly. With a well executed original water colour to the verso of the fly leaf depicting three fishing boats anchored, with various figures, foilage on the sand bank, several palm trees, a Buddhist temple in the distance, several birds, still brightly coloured. Inman notes in his bibliography Miss Mitton 'a faithful employee of the firm for many years' had her own copy of 'War Impressions' 'unnumbered and marked Editor's Copy', our copy as above is unnumbered but marked 'Engraver's Copy'. The blurb at the bottom of the list of illustrations states G.W. Jones engraved and printed the illustrations. George W Jones (1860-1942) Typographer and Printer, the 'Master of Master Printers'. Jones was imbued with the spirit of innovation and was responsible for producing the first three-colour book in Britain in 1901. As a type designer Jones created Venezia for Stevens Shanks and Granjon, Estienne, Georgian and Baskerville for Linotype, and became printing advisor to Linotype in 1921. Thought by some to be the best all-round printer that Britain has ever produced, and his work stands as a monument to his life. On his trip through Burma and the paintings he left of the country, Kelly had a significant impact on the early 20th century development of Burmese painting. In Burma, he was at the very least a key inspiration of one of the major painters of Burma, M.T. Hla (U Tun Hla) (1874-1946), as well as Maung Maung Gyi (painter) (1890-1942) and Ba Ohn (c.1877-fl.1924) who both show clear influence of Kelly's style in certain works, to the point, in one case, of an exact replica. The latter two painters are likely to have met Kelly and received some instruction from him, but Kelly's two books were widely available in Burma, as were postcard reproductions, which were sold in Burma, of the paintings in his books.

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        Rip Van Winkle.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1905. Quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial image blocked in gilt to front cover, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, cream ribbon ties. Housed in a plain green cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on brown paper with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Armorial bookplate of James F. N. Lawrence, Pilgrims Hall, Brentwood. Laid in are two letters from Rackham collector Thomas H. Pohirt on obtaining this copy in 1974. Occasional spotting to pages, more noticeably to endpapers, vellum toned, corners bumped, a very good copy. Signed limited edition, number 137 of 250 copies signed by the artist. This was the first book wholly illustrated by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition format and it immediately established him as the leading illustrator of lavishly produced gift books in the Edwardian era. In March 1905 Rackham's originals were exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, which led to this deluxe edition being fully subscribed before the exhibition had closed. The exhibition also attracted the attention of J. M. Barrie, who would commission Rackham's next book.

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        War of the Classes

      New York: Macmillan, 1905, 1905. First edition. BAL 11885. Fine copy in the rare original printed dust jacket (a few repairs on the verso, with some loss from chipping, but intact and in very good condition).. 8vo, original maroon cloth, gilt lettering. Original printed dust jacket. A manifesto by London on the class struggle and the socialist cause. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, with a quotation from the text: "Dear Dr. Goodhue: 'The common man is worthy of a better future, or else he is not worthy of his past.' p. 194. / Jack London / August 28/07." The recipient was Dr. William J. Goodhue, prominent physician and leprologist in Hawaii, with whom London became friends during his famous voyage on the Snark.

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        LA CRITICA , direttore B, CROCE - 1905- 1937 - BLOCCO DI 21 ANNATE COMPLETE - , Bari, Laterza Giuseppe e figli, 1905

      - 1905-1907-1908-1909-1910-1911-1912-1913-1914-1915- 1918-1921-1922-1923-1924-1926-1929-1930-1935-1936-1937-- tutte a fascicoli sciolti ed in buone condizioni . Vengono offerte in BLOCCO A

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        Katekismovi katoliko.

      Verlag der Katholischen Mission in Togo, Druck der Missionsdruckerei in Steyl, 1905. - Schmucklose Halbleinwand mit marmorierten Deckeln, 8°, 88 Seiten, zahrleiche Illustrationenen. Schönes Exemplar.

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        ??????? ???????????. / RUSSKAYA NUMIZMATIKA

      Saint Petersburg, 1905. Large 4to [31 by 22.5 cm], original printed wraps. 36, ii pages; 2 very fine plates of early Russian coins; 1 lithographic plate depicting several silver grivna. Untrimmed and unopened. Near fine. Lectures on Russian pre-Petrine numismatics read by the author at the St. Petersburg Imperial Archaeological Institute. Aleksei Konstantinovich Markov (1858-1920) was from 1888 the chief curator and director of the Department of Numismatics at the Hermitage. A professor at the St. Petersburg Imperial Archaeological Institute, he was a specialist in Russian and Islamic numismatics. A trimmed copy of this work brought $850 hammer in our 2012 New York Book Auction. Clain-Stefanelli 11175. Mayer 1133.

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        Le crépuscule des dieux

      Paris, Le livre contemporain, 1905 In-4 (27,4cm x 20,2cm) de 267pp. Tirage à 119 exemplaires numérotés et nominatifs. Eaux-fortes en couleurs par Richard Ranft. Plein maroquin, dos à nerfs, titre, auteur et date frappés or; coiffes guillochées, double filet doré parcourant les coupes; contre-plats en partie bordés du même maroquin et décorés de roulettes, petits fers et filets dorés; tête dorée; couverture sans le dos conservée. (Reliure d'époque) Un des 119 exemplaires, celui-ci N°84, exemplaire adressé à M. H. Duros. Première édition illustrée. Envoi autographe non identifié: "En témoignage d'affectueuse sympathie affectueuse [signature] Juillet 1947" Bel exemplaire, reliure en bel état, coupes légèrement frottées; intérieur très frais.

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        Skazki Pushkina. Bilibin. Skazka o Tsare Saltane (The Tale of Tsar Saltan.). O synie ego slavnom . Illustrated by Ivan Yakovlovich Bilibin

      Expeditsii Zagotovlenya Gosudarstvennykh Bumag,, St Petersburg 1905 - A very good copy of the first edition illustrated by the important graphic artist and stage-designer Ivan Bilibin. Oblong-quarto, original chromolithographed wrappers and illustrations inside, colour illustrated throughout with decorated borders and 'old Russian' style script. Neat (later?) cloth spine-strip to wrappers, small chips to wrapper corners but internally excellent. ; Beautifully illustrated with chromolithographs in original wrapper. See Golynets 20 ff. Ivan Bilibin was a leading artist of the Mir Iskusstva movement, gaining reknown with his illustrations of fairy-tales. He was influenced both by the Russian Lubok and Japanese wood-cut illustrations. He was also responsible for the design of Rimsky-Korsakov's Golden Cockerel. Bilibin is, arguably, the best known and most popular Russian illustrator of the time, outside Russia. He died in the seige of Leningrad. ; 4to landscape; 20pp. pages [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Heim der Jugend. Ein Jahrbuch für Kinder und Eltern. [JAHRGANG 1 = mehr nicht erschienen].

      Berlin Siegfried Cronbach 1905 - IV, 388 S. Mit zahlr. s/w u. zweifarb. sowie einigen mehrfarbigen Textillustr. (einige ganzseitig) u. 13 Tafeln (7 ein- u. 6 mehrfarbige) sowie 12 Musikstücke mit Noten. 4to (32 cm). Illustr. OLn. Erster und einziger Jahrgang des außergewöhnlichen "Sammelbuch(es), in dem sich unsere ersten Schriftsteller, Maler und Tondichter die Hand gereicht haben" (Vorwort). Der Hausschatz sollte sowohl das verwöhnteste Großstadtkind zufriedenstellen wie auch dem "naiven Empfinden der Landjugend" gerecht werden und ist von edler, aufwändiger Ausstattung mit einer Fülle von Illustrationen: Bordüren, Vignetten, Textillustrationen großen und kleinen Formates. Die Typographie ist abwechslungsreich. Es gibt Märchen, Erzählungen, Sagen, Legenden, Balladen, zoologische und technische Plaudereien, Verse, Kriegs- und Marinebilder, Sprüche, Phantasien, zwei szenische Scherzspiele u.a.m. Unter den Autoren sind u.a. Paul Dehmel, Arno Holz, Paul Scheerbart, Oscar Wilde, Christian Morgenstern, Erich Mühsam, Johannes Schlaf, Otto Ernst, Roda Roda, Martin Buber u.v.a. Die Illustrationen - fast durchgehend im Jugendstil gestaltet - sind von Hanns Anker, Peter Behrens, Walther Caspari. J. v. Cissarz, F. H. Ehmcke, Ilna Ewers-Wunderwald, Fidus, F. W. Kleukens, Paul Scheerbart, Otto Ubbelohde, Heinrich Vogeler, um nur die bekanntesten zu nennen; die Einbandzeichnung ist von E. M. Lilien. - Einband etwas angestaubt/bestoßen, Vorsätze randgebräunt. Innen sauber. - In selten guter Erhaltung

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        Trois primitifs

      1905. Albert Messein, Paris 1905, 16,5x23,5cm, relié. - Albert Messein, Paris 1905, 16,5x23,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta attuale, è stato licenziato in Giappone in 17 grandi giornali. Associazione a bradel aperto cartone ricoperta di carta al serbatoio lucida, liscia pezzo della colonna vertebrale marocco Navy Russia, coperchi conservati spalle, la testa dorata, elegante pastiche vincolante firmato T. Boichot. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore al suo amico ed esecutore Lucien Descaves. Libro illustrato con 6 tavole inserto. Nizza copia piacevolmente stabilito pastiche vincolante. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 17 Japon en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier à la cuve glacé, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin de Russie marine, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure pastiche signée de T. Boichot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Joris-Karl Huysmans à son ami et exécuteur testamentaire Lucien Descaves. Ouvrage illustré de 6 planches hors-texte. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi en reliure pastiche.

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        La Maison à Vapeur

      ChezHetzel 1905 - - ChezHetzel, àà Paris s.d. (1905-1914), grand in-8 (17,5x27,5cm), relié. - Nouvelle édition illustrée de 101 dessins de Benett. Cartonnage d'éditeur Hetzel dit à l'éventail à un éléphant, dos lisse au phare, premier plat polychrome orné d'objets de science dorés et de feuillages verts, second plat de type Engel "i". Coiffes de tête et de queue légèrement frottées, gardes bleues d'origine légèrement insolées en marge comme habituellement, deux coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire frais. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition publisher Hetzel told the fan in an elephant [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        San Francisco Fish Patrol: Armed Conflict on the High Seas

      1905 - An original drawing. Size of the matting: 25 ½ in. x 20 in. Size of artist board: 13 ¼ in. x 18 ¼ in. Size of image: 11 ¾ x 17 in. . On the reverse of the matting is a label: Set 4, 'San Francisco Fish Patrol’ Registered Number O/D 11499.' This illustration was used in the Jack London story 'Charley's coup' as it appeared in the July 1905 issue of Pall Mall Magazine, at pp. 29 et seq. The caption of the drawing in Pall Mall reads: 'Ten boats, containing 20 men, streaming alone behind us.' This drawing was not used in the anthology of London stories entitled 'Tales of the Fish Patrol,' nor in the story's appearance in the American Magazine 'Youth's Companion.' To our knowledge, the picture was used nowhere else. Signed by Flint and dated at lower right corner of the drawing. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        PLM CORSE AJACCIO - VIZZAVONA

      Date : 1905 Dimensions : 74x104cm Imp : Moullot, Marseille Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        Zaiavlenie i dokumenty o rozryve tsentral'nykh uchrezhdenii s partiei. Izdatel'stvo "Vpered" 13. Geneva, Kooperativnaja Tipograf., 1905.

      1905. 8vo. 13, (1) pp., final blank. Revised throughout in pencil and signed. In modern half morocco slipcase. Extremely rare pamphlet by Lenin concerning the party's split into Bolshevik and Menshevik factions, titled in German: "Parteibeho[e]rden gegen die Partei" (the Russian title is: "Declaration and documents concerning the schism between central institutions and party"). Author's corrected copy, with Lenin's autograph pencil underlinings and margin lines, deletions, and a few annotations; signed at the end: "Lenin". The pamphlet was printed in January 1905 by the Russian Social Democatic Workers' Party. A suggestion voiced by Vpered that the work be translated into all European languages as soon as possible never materialized. - Traces of old folds; occasional slight brownstaining. From the collection of Marcel Bekus with his small oval stamp on the reverse of the title page. OCLC 85287907.

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        Autograph letter signed. N. p., 6. I. 1905.

      1905. Large 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. To one "cher Camarade", probably written after the International Socialist Congress, sending the translation "du compte-rendu de la socialdémocratie polonaise, que vous avez si malheureusement omis dans le volume, édité par vous. Les camarades polonais sont très mécontents de cette omission [...]". - Left margin with punched holes (not touching text); on stationery with printed letterhead of "Hotel Polen" at Amsterdam.

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        A collection of six pamphlets from 1905-1906. , 1905-1906.

      1905. Together 6 items, all 8vo. A collection of early pamphlets dating from the time of the 1905 Revolution, published under Lenin's pseudonym N. Lenin. Comprises: Pobeda kadetov i zadachi rabochei partii [The victory of the cadets in the cause of the worker's party]. St Petersburg: O.I. Pastor, 1906, 78pp., unbound and uncut, without wrappers; Pobeda kadetov i zadachi rabochei partii [The victory of the cadets in the cause of the worker's party]. St Petersburg: O.I. Pastor for "Nasha Mysl", 1906, 78, [2]pp., last page with table of contents, original printed paper wrappers, with a note from the publisher at the end of the text; Kak razsuzhdaet t. Plekhanov o taktik sotsialdemokratii [How Comrade Plekhanov judges the tactics of social democracy]. St Petersburg: I. Lundorf & Co. for Vpered, 1906, original printed paper wrappers; Doklad ob obedinitelnom sezde rossiiskoi sotsialdemokraticheskoi rabochei partii [Report on the unity of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party]. Moscow (St Petersburg: Delo), 1906, original printed paper wrappers, pages becoming loose; Nuzhdy derevni (K derevenskoi bednote) [Rural necessities (On rural poverty)]. St Petersburg: Ya. Levenstein, 1905, original printed paper wrappers; Agrarnyi vopros i "kritiki" Marksa [Agrarian questions and the "critics" of Marx]. Odessa: I. Kopelman, 1905, original decorative printed wrappers 2nd work: Sraffa 3302 (stating that it is the first edition).

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        The Birds of Tunisia: Being a History of the Birds Found in the Regency of Tunis (Two Volumes)

      London: R. H. Porter, 1905 Number 63 of a limited edition of 250 copies. 294 pages, plus 13 hand colored plates after H. Gronvold, one photogravure, one photographic plate, and one folding color map; 410 pages, plus two hand colored plates after H. Gronvold, one photogravure, one photographic plate, and one folding color map. Collated and complete. Half bound with Moroccan leather over spine and corners, and marbled paper over boards. Raised spine bands and gilt lettering on spine. Top edge of text blocks are gilded. Zimmer (1926) details the volumes as "a manual of Tunisian ornithology. Synonymy and short descriptions of the species are given, with observations on plumages and other variations and with notes on distribution and habits. A short bibliography is included and the introduction discusses the topography of the area in question..." Covers are rubbed and scuffed. Lettering on spine remains bright. Slight darkening, mostly on edges of end leaves. Hinge (internal) is slightly cracked in Volume II, though both volumes remain solid and very tight. Internally very clean, and all plates remain bright and intact. Due to the size and weight of this set, additional fees may apply for Priority and/or International shipping.. First Edition. Half Leather - Hardbound. Good+/No Dust Jacket. Royal 8vo.

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        Le Petit illustré Amusant

      collection de 76 numéros des années 1905 à 1907,avec quelques lacunes,en une reliure demi toile verte muette, non rogné. In folio de 8 pages, 1905: n°12 du 25 mars.n°39,50,52 1906 n°1 du 6 janvier, 2,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,46,,du 18 novembre.1907: n°4 du 26 janvier; 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,18,20,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,47 Cet hebdomadaire de caricatures richement illustré par Raoul Thomen,Landelle, Jean d'Aurian,Poulbot,Edmond Guénin,Bogron,Vallet,Valéry Muller,Henry Muller,Léon Bardet,Haye,Ferdinand Bac,Ricardo Flores,Delannoy,Le Bocain,E.Tap,Gog,Malherbed'Albat, Schuster,Viriez,Gus Bofa, Alex, Zybalt, A.Ziem,Blondeau,J. Cadet,Stick,Zilberty,Vosrie,Lenature,Bourguignon,Arthur Perrier Brun,Jean Plumet,Arboult,Rose Maury,Sirdey,L. Forton,Fertom,Jako,Gonzague-Privat Nay,...etc. Chaque numéro comporte huit pages,dont de grands dessins en couleurs sur la première et la dernière page ainsi qu'une double page centrale,et de nombreux dessins en noir.Bon ensemble.Rare.

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        3 lettres autographes signées, dont 2 de Proust à Reynaldo et une de Reynaldo. S. l. n. d.

      1905. 2 p. in-8 (175 x 115 mm) sur papier de deuil, waterford, lettre non datée [1905-1906], trace de double feuillet (sur la page en vis à vis manquante devait figurer un dessin qui semble avoir été découpé). "KKKKKWA? - HHHHOE. - NNNNNAN Bonjours Fasché? NNNNNAN [...] au sujet "d'un dessin synthétique (purement imaginé de tous les dessins de mythologiques Turner. Et le commentaire que Ruskin eut écrit sur ce dessin. Ce commentaire est d'une justesse telle (Reynaldo) d'une facilité si convaincante (Reynaldo) d'une science si profuse (Reynaldo) d'une ressemblance si réussie (Reynaldo) d'une élocution si charmeresse (Reynaldo) et d'une si transcendante philosophie, que je vous prie de me le renvhoyier ou de le garsder, mais en me corrigeant les fautes d'anglais [...]" Et termine sa lettre avec une portée de musique sur laquelle figure le nom de Paul Gold Schmidt. Le 19 avril 1913, Proust va entendre la Sonate pour piano et violon de César Franck jouée par Paul Goldschmidt (1877-1957) et Georges Enesco. Il s'en inspirera pour un passage sur la sonate de Vinteuil. Céleste l'évoquait comme "richissime", "collet monté", "du côté de Sodome", ami d'un jeune Anglais du nom de Charlie [Humphries]. - "Mon petit Genstil. Mon petit genstil. Mon Buncht. Dites genstil si calmants ont réussi, s'ils ont produit un bon effet moral et consultation [ ?] de même. Je caresse votre petite tête mon petit genstil" (S.l.n.d., un feuillet in-8 écrit au recto à l'encre noire, 174 x 111 mm). - Lettre de Reynaldo à un destinataire inconnu, signée Hahn, pour lui rendre compte de sa soirée : "Je rentre du concert [...] et je t'envoie quelques lignes de renseignements. Symphonie de Beethoven fort bien jouée, l'orchestre a fait de grand progrès. Mélodie de Lefèbre très emmerdante et [ ...] toutes deux chantées par Mlle Montabant". Il continue sa lettre sur la page en vis-à-vis: "je devais coucher chez toi ce soir mais je suis si fatigué que je reste chez moi, à travailler un peu. Mille embrassades. Hahn. Je vais te faire voir bien des choses et je t'enverrai ces jours ci [...]". La lettre se termine sur le dernier feuillet par trois cœurs fléchés. (S.l.n.d., 4 p. in-8 sur un feuillet double, encre noire).

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        THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.

      George Newnes, Ltd., 1905., London - First edition. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Covers lightly rubbed, lightly foxed throughout, small embossed stamp of a London bookseller at top of front fly leaf, else a very good, tight copy, with titles on front cover and spine in gold gilt. With the bookplate of noted Sherlockian Trevor Hall on front pastedown sheet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TWO YEARS IN THE ANTARCTIC Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition / With Illustrations and a Map

      London: Edward Arnold. Bound in original illustrated green cloth. 1905. 1st edition. Royal 8vo, pp. xix, 315. First edition, first state, With 16 pages of dated (October, 1905) advertisements at end of book, following the folded map. . Albert Borlase Armitage (1864-1943) was navigator and second-in-command of Capt. Robert Scott's "Discovery" expedition of 1901-04. Armitage was born in Scotland and, in 1878, he enlisted as a cadet aboard the Royal Navy's training ship, H.M.S. Worcester. Upon completing his training, he gained a number of years experience aboard ocean liners. In 1884 he joined the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz-Josef Land. By 1897, when he left the expedition, he had risen to the rank of second-in-command. In 1895, he participated in the rescue of Fridtjof Nansen and his men. His chief accomplishment on the Scott expedition was his first season's success in the western mountains and the ascent of Victoria Land, where he became the first person to walk on the polar plateau. Rosove notes that this title "exposes lighter and anecdotal sides of the expedition and contains occasional comment on the men's characters. [He] avoided divulging his personal feelings about Scott but in his autobiography was openly uncomplimentary to him." Our copy is in the original binding, which has been professionally re-backed, and the original endpapers have been replaced. Very light soiling to some page corners, and to the bottom edge of the text block. Laid-in loose is a two-page letter from Fritdjof Nansen, addressed to the publisher Edward Arnold, in which Nansen discusses his concerns about the writing of the preface for this book, e.g.: "If the English is not good I hope you will do me the favour to have it carefully revised". Rosove 17.A1.a (who describes this title as "scarce"), Renard 50. .

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        L'Orchestration des Couleurs: Analyse, Classification et Synthèse Mathématiques des Sensations Colorées

      216 pp. volume on color theory by Albert Cozanet, writing under the pseudonym of Jean d'Udine, including information on chromatic elements, the relationships between colors, the scientific ranges of hues, complimentary colors, and other topics, illustrated throughout with approximately 40 diagrams, and with a set of 10 chromolithographic plates following the text. Some scattered minor foxing and soiling. Lg. 8vo. Boards with marbled covers and gilt-stamped title to spine. Paris (Librairie des Publications Populaires) 1905. Original edition published in 1903. Ex-libris copy with bookplate affixed to inside of front cover.

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        Handbuch der Blütenbiologie, 3 Bände (in 5 Bänden), Prachtausgabe.

      Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1898 - 1905. - Vollständiges Werk in 3 Bänden (gebunden in 5 Bänden). Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückkentiteln und goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen; Buchdeckel mit grünen Leinenbezügen und großen Lederecken; rotbrauner Kopffarbschnitt; farbig illustrierte Vorsätze. Einschlägiges Werk des Kieler Botanikers Paul Erich Otto Wilhelm Knuth (1884 - 1899), der als Gymnasialprofessor in Iserlohn und Kiel tätig war. Knuth unternahm ausgedehnte Forschungsreisen, die ihn unter anderem nach Indonesien, Japan, in die USA und nach Südamerika führten. Alle Bände mit zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Illustrationen sowie mit separatem Bandregister. Vier Bände mit ganzseitigen Porträttafeln als Frontispizes. Es handelt sich um ein akribisch, mit großer Sorgfalt erarbeitetes Werk, mit dem Knuth an die grundlegende Arbeit des Botanikers Hermann Müller (1829 - 1883) zur "Befruchtung der Blumen durch Insekten" (1873) anknüpfte. Bemerkenswert ist unter anderem das 125 Seiten (!) umfassende Verzeichnis "Blütenbiologischer Litteratur" im ersten Band, das überdies noch durch ein eigenes angefügtes Register erschlossen und systematisiert werden kann. Bände im Einzelnen: Band I: Einleitung und Litteratur. Mit 81 Abbildungen im Text und 1 Portraittafel (XIX, 400 S.). Band II: Die bisher in Europa und im arktischen Gebiet gemachten blütenbiologischen Beobachtungen. 1. Teil: Ranunculaceae bis Compositae. Mit 210 Abbildungen im Text und dem Porträt Hermann Müllers (697 S.). 2. Teil: Lobeliaceae bis Gnetaceae. Mit 210 Abbildungen im Text, einer Porträttafel, einem systematisch-alphabetischen Verzeichnis der blumenbesuchenden Tierarten und dem Register des II. Bandes (705 S.). Band III: Die bisher in aussereuropäischen Gebieten gemachten blütenbiologischen Beobachtungen unter Mitwirkung von Otto Appel, bearb. Und herausgegeben von Ernst Loew. 1. Teil: Cycadaceae bis Cornaceae. Mit 141 Abbildungen im Text und dem Porträt Paul Knuths (570 S.). 2. Teil: Clethraceae bis Compositae nebst Nachträgen und einem Rückblick. Mit 56 Abbildungen im Text, einem systematisch-alphabetischen Verzeichnis der blumenbesuchenden Tierarten und dem Register des III. Bandes. Die Bände in sehr gutem, nahezu tadellosem Zustand. Das qualitativ hochwertige Leder nicht berieben und noch sehr frisch wirkend, Ecken nicht bestoßen. Erste Seiten des Bandes I etwas knittrig, Fußschnitt und partiell untere Seitenränder des Bandes III/2 etwas fleckig. Der vorzügliche Gesamteindruck wird durch diese kleinen Makel aber kaum beeinträchtigt. Die Seiten sonst sauber und fleckenfrei. In toto sehr schönes, hochwertig eingebundenes Exemplar dieses einschlägigen, sehr seltenen Werkes. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Rhopalocera palaearctica, iconographie et description des papillons diurnes de la région paléarctique, 2 vol.

      Florence, Roger Verity, 1905/11 ; in-4°, reliélxxxvi, 368 pp., xii, 14 planches N&B (A, B, 1 à 12, 72 planches dont 41 en couleurs (I à LXXII), 2 cartes dépliantes in fine dont 1 en couleurs, reliure demi-toile grise, pièces de titre en cuir rouge, petites salissures sur les dos, plats en vélin, couvertures conservées. Bel exemplaire néanmoins de cette rare publication !

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        The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1905. Sextodecimo. Recent brown half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. With colour illustrations by the author. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Charmingly bound.

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        Rolex Encyclopedia (Italienisch) Gebundene Ausgabe von Guido Mondani (Autor), Guido Mondani Editore (Herausgeber)

      ROLEX ENCYCLOPEDIA: DIE NEUEN ROLEX B?CHER VON GUIDO MONDANI EDITORE Guido Mondani Editore, Autoren: Mondani Family, 648 Seiten, 3 B?nde in einer eleganten Schuber, 25,50 x 31,50 cm, Texte auf Englisch und Italienisch Die Rolex Encyclopedia ist das vollst?ndigste Nachschlagewerk, das jemals ?ber moderne und Vintage Rolex Uhren geschrieben wurde und umfasst alle Uhren, die ab 1905 bis heute produziert wurden. Die Enzyklop?die von Mondani enth?lt 3 B?cher mit insgesamt 648 Seiten. Jede Uhr ist bis ins Detail beschrieben, mit technischen Informationen, neuen Abbildungen und aktualisierten Preisen. In der Rolex Encyclopedia finden Sie neue, bisher unbekannte Fotos, alte Reklame, unver?ffentlichte Informationen und viele Kuriosit?ten. Aus dem Inhalt: Air-King, Bart Simpson, Bicchierini dial, Bubble Back, Buckley dial, Comex, Chronographen, Cosmograph, Dato-compax, Daytona, Deep Sea, Double Red, Exclamation mark, Explorer I, Explorer II, Explorer dial, Feet First, Glidelock, Glossy dial, GMT-Master, Ghost dial, Green, Hulk, James Bond, Lumi dial, Meter First, Milgauss, Military, Moon Phases, Oman dial, Oyster Date, Oyster DateJust, Oyster DateJust II, Oyster Day-Date, Oyster Day-Date II, Oyster No Date, Panerai, Patent Pending, Patrizzi Dial, Personalized dials (Astrua, Bucherer, Cartier, Cuervos y Sobrinos, Panama Canal, Polipetto, Ronchi, Serpico y Laino, Tiffany, Verga, Versace), Prince, Quartz, Rehaut, Sea-Dweller, Sky-Dweller, Spider dial, Sub-aqua, Submariner, Texano, Triple six, Tropical dial, Turn- O-Graph, Underline, Yacht Master Die Rolex Encyclopedia liefert Ihnen die Bewertungen aller Vintage Rolex Uhren, je nach ihrem Zustand, und die aktuellen H?ndlerpreise aller sich in Produktion befindlichen Uhren. F?r die aktuelle Produktion werden auch die Preise f?r gebrauchte Uhren angegeben.

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        Russia

      London - Cassell & Company, 1905 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Donald Mackenzie Wallace's famous work on Russian civilisation, handsomely bound in an Asprey binding, and illustrated with two fold out maps. From the collection of Count Sangorski. Wallace, who was a foreign correspondent for The Times, lived in Russia from 1870-5, ostensibly to visit the Ossetes tribe in the Caucuses. However, he ended up finding Russia itself far more interesting, and this work is the result. It was originally published in 1876-7, right before the Russo-Turkish war. Appropriately, perhaps, this edition was published as anothermore decisive war came to a close, andRussia faced catastrophic defeat against the Japanese in Manchuria and the Korean straights. With publisher's advertisements appended to both volumes and separately paginated. With two highly useful fold out maps, one showing Russian population densities and the other its areas of vegetation. The definitive British viewpoint of Russia as it teetered on the brink of turmoil in the years before the first world war. Count R. L Sangorski was a prominent art collector famous for contributing to the John Marriot collection of Chinese Art. These works are listed on a receipt for binding issued to him in the 1980s, found with the sale of his collection. Bound in the 1980's after Asprey's acquisition of Zaehnsdorf bindery (1983), who merged it with their previous acquisition of Sangorski and Sutcliff. This binding is likely to be a Zaehnsdorf binding, under the name of Asprey. Condition: In a crushed morocco Asprey binding, with gilt titles to the spines. Externally excellent, with little discernable wear - a small mark to the tail of the spine of volume I only. Lightly foxed for the first and last few pages as usual, otherwise generally clean and bright throughout, and firmly bound. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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