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        Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Faithfully Reproduced in Facsimile from the Edition of 1664 (Plays, Works)

      Methuen & Co., London 1905 - Folio, [22]1-877[1-100] pages, blue boards, beige cloth spine, with printed paper label; extra spine label tipped in at rear. Uncut. A few small marginal damp spots, light wear at edges and a little soiling to boards; front and rear end papers partly browned. Chelsea Public Library bookplate on front pastedown; no other markings; a bright, tight, very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Golden Flood.

      NY:: McClure, Phillips & Co.,. Very Good. 1905. Hardcover. The author's second book. A novel about money and finance. First edition. Duodecimo, newly bound in dark green leather, with raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine, marbled endpapers, original decorated cloth cover of front board has been bound in. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication. Inscribed to colleague and friend, Alexander Dana Noyes (1862-1945), financial editor of The New York Evening Post and author of FORTY YEARS OF AMERICAN FINANCE and THE MARKET PLACE: REMINISCENCES OF A FINANCIAL EDITOR. Rebound, with a few professional repairs and restoration to front endpages and title page, else very good. An early association copy. ; 199 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Dream Come True

      1905. first edition. Dream Come True"A Wonderful Binding by Alfred de Sauty[DE SAUTY, Alfred, binder]. [ERAGNY PRESS]. BINYON, Laurence. Dream Come True. Poems by Laurence Binyon. Hammersmith: The Eragny Press, 1905. Limited to 175 copies on paper and eight on vellum. "In this, the only edition of Dream Come True, the frontispiece has been designed & cut on the wood by Laurence Binyon, and the decorations were designed by Lucien Pissarro & engraved by Esther Pissarro. The book has been printed by them at their Eragny Press, The Brook, Hammersmith, & finished in April 1905" (Colophon).Small octavo (6 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches; 175 x 105 mm.). 28, [1, colophon], [1, blank], [1, limitation], [1, blank] pp.Bound ca. 1925 by Alfred De Sauty (stamp-signed "Donnelly / Chicago" on front turn-in) in full dark green morocco, elaborately gilt and inlaid. Front and rear covers with double gilt rule border enclosing an elaborate gilt butterfly and 'pointille' design with an upper of center tan calf onlay with an etched design of a little girl carrying a bunch of flowers in a field of flowers. Smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, small gilt board edge decorations, decorative gilt turn-ins, elaborately decorated silk liners and end-leaves. Original patterned paper wrappers preserved at rear. Woodcut border printed in green on first page of text, decorative woodcut initials in red and black, printer's device on final page, all by Lucien and Esther Pissarro. Housed in the original gold marbled cardboard slip-case."Alfred de Sauty (1870-1949) was a bookbinder who produced tooled bindings of exceptional delicacy. De Sauty was active in London from approximately 1898 to 1923 and in Chicago from 1923 to 1935. His finest work is thought to be have been accomplished between 1905 and 1914. Many aspects of his life are poorly documented. For instance, scholars are unsure whether, when in London, de Sauty worked independently, for the firm of Riviére & Sons, or both. While in London, he may also have been a designer for the Hampstead Bindery and a teacher at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. When he lived in Chicago, de Sauty worked for the hand bindery of R. R. Donnelley & Sons. He signed his work at the foot of the front doublure, if present, and at the center of the bottom turn-in of the front upper board, if not. Works he produced in London are signed "de S" or "De Sauty." Works he produced in Chicago are signed with his employer's name, 'R. R. Donnelly'" (Harvard University Library)."Alfred de Sauty, the son of a distinguished engineer, worked for a year or two at Riviéres in the late 1890s and then set up on his own. He emigrated to Chicago before the first World War and subsequently managed the handwork bindery of R.R. Donnelly." (Nixon. Five Centuries of English Bookbinding, p.97).Note: Nixon and Harvard seem to disagree on when Alfred de Sauty left London for Chicago - Nixon states "He emigrated to Chicago before the first World War and subsequently managed the handwork bindery of R.R. Donnelly." whilst Harvard states [He] "was active in London from approximately 1898 to 1923 and in Chicago from 1923 to 1935"Operated between 1894 and World War I by the Pissarros, the Eragny Press produced charming books of the highest quality but in design unlike the other major private presses at work in England. The delicate colored wood engravings, the publisher's typical patterned paper bindings, and in general the inclination to be fresh and pretty rather than elegant, grand, or luxuriant gave this press a distinctive place in the movement. Lucien, who studied art under his father, the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, came to England hoping to get his woodcuts published and searching for an opportunity to make lovely books, two goals that were accomplished with the help of Charles Ricketts, the founder of the Vale Press, who shared his newly created Vale Type with Pissarro. Cave says that the Eragny Press books "had a charm and freshness quite unlike anything to be found in the work of any other private press, and in the printing of colored wood engravings in particular the press excelled." It is not surprising that Cave uses as his illustration to demonstrate this assertion the frontispiece of the lute player that appears in the present book. Genz. A History of the Eragny Press 1894-1914, pp. 203-205 (EP 23); Ransom. Private Presses and their Books, p. 263 (#22); Tomkinson. A Select Bibliography of Modern Presses, p. 65 (#23).

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        The Novels [Works] of Jane Austen. The Works include: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma.

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1905., 1905. THE WINCHESTER EDITION. 10 volumes. Octavo. Elegantly hand-bound in half mid-green calf with wide raised bands, gilt decoration to spine, marbled sides, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece. Some toning/spotting to first and final leaves else clean. Externally fine. This is considered to be the best collected edition of Austens works, in an attractive recent leather binding.

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes

      McClure, Philips & Co., New York 1905 - New York: McClure, Philips & Co., 1905. First American Edition, first printing. Octavo pp . 381. No DJ.Publisher's black pictorial cloth, printed in yellow and red. Frontispiece and a further 12 full page B&W illustrations. A clean sharp example with very little of the design or lettering to the covers rubbed or flaked. Neat inscription to half title. Both hinges starting but book remains tight. A VG+/NF copy of the true first edition, preceding the UK Newes edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fiona's Rare Books]
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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann,, 1905. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, dark green endpapers, all edges green. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 simlar plates with printed tissue guards, vignettes to title page and head- and tailpieces in black and white. Spine sunned with ends lightly bumped, light spotting to tissue guards and earlier leaves. A very good copy. First Rackham edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Jünglingsakt.

      - Radierung, 1905, auf Japan, signiert. 18,2:11,8 cm. Literatur: Schwarz 24. Vollrandiger Abdruck, durchgehend etwas stockfleckig.

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        THE GREAT PLATEAU BEING AN ACCOUNT OF EXPLORATION IN CENTRALTIBET, 1903, AND OF

      London 1905, Arnold. 3/4 Brown leather over red cloth, 59 bw. photos, 319p, 2 color folding maps, 14 x 22 cm., very good. copy, map folds mended, else soild copy. FIRST EDITION. SUPERB EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON TIBET This volume contains details of two expeditions into Tibet. In 1903 the author explored Central Tibet & then in 1904 he explored & surveyed from Lhasa to Simla as a detachment of Younghusband's Tibet mission in 1904. The book was also dedicated to Younghusband. * This fascinating primary resource covers the author's travels in Zanskar, Lahaul, Baltistan, Ladakh and the Changchenmo valley. The author obtained permission to travel to and explore the western and central-most areas of Tibet. Basically from Leh in his 1903 journey, when he surveyed and mapped areas hitherto unexplored. In the autumn of 1903, he was attached to the Younghusband mission in Peshawar, lather they crossed in to Tibet during a December trek and reached Lhasa by August 1904. * Rawling joined the Younghusband mission which brought a treaty which agreed for trade between Tibet and the United Kingdoms, it was signed in Gyantse. Thus the "Opening of Tibet" was officially established. * Since the region was barely known in the west, Rawling was appointed to head a secondary expedition to explore Garkok, Gyantse ant that region of Tibet. * Bailey was appointed the interpreter, while Rawlings led the expedition. The second part of the book covers the journey up the Bramaputra valley. * The expedition also viewed Mt. Everest and reported on this stunning giant of all mountains. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yakushi R48 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Les Contes du Vieux Japon. Traduite par J. Dautremer. Tome Nr. 1 - 20 (de une serie)

      Tokio 17 Kami Negishi ca 1905 - Zwanzig farbig illustrierte O-Bände auf Krepppapier mit O-Seidenfaden-Bindung, p. 24, 22, 18, 18, 24, 22, 24, 28, 28, 22, 18, 26, 22, 28, 22, 30, 26, 28, 34 und 22 Seiten auf Krepppapier mit zahlreichen farbigen Holzschnitten. Sehr gut erhaltene und saubere Exemplare mit Holzschnitten in leuchtenden Farben! Größe pro Band: 10,2 x 15, 2 cm. - - - Die Bände stammen aus der Bibliothek eines ehemaligen französischen Konsuls in Spanien. Der Band Nr. 20 enthält folgenden Druckhinweis: "Medaille d’or a l’Exposition de Paris de 1900 decernee a T. Hasegawa pour ses gravures sur bois en coleurs d’une haute valeur artistique". Die Einzelbände haben folgende Titel: Nr. 1: Momotaro; Nr. 2: Le Moineau qui a la Langue coupee; Nr. 3: La Bataille du Singe et du Crabe; Nr. 4: Le Vieillard qui fait Fleurir les Arbres Morts. Nr. 5: Le Mont Katsi Katsi; Nr. 6: Le Mariage de la Souris; Nr. 7: Le Vieillard et Les Demons; Nr. 8: Ourasima le Petit Pecheur; Nr. 9: Le Serpent a huit Tetes; Nr. 10: Le Miroir de Matsouyama; Nr. 11: Le lievre d’Inaba; Nr. 12: La Victoire du Petit Renard; Nr. 13: La Meduse Simple et Naive; Nr. 14: Le Prince Feu-Brilliant et le Prince Feu-Luisant; Nr. 15: Monseigneur Sac de Riz; Nr. 16: La Bouillotte du Bonheur; Nr. 17: Sippeitaro; Nr. 18: Le Bras de l’Ogre; Nr. 19: Les Ogres d’Oyeyama; Nr. 20: La Cascade Enchantee. Die Auflage der einzelnen Bände mit japanischen Märchen (Japonese Fairy Tales) betrug zwischen 500 und 1000 Exemplaren.

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        The Face in the Pool: A Faerie Tale

      Chicago: A. C. Mcclurg & Co.. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1905. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's original decorated gray cloth, elaborate gilt, white, green, and black lettering and decoration on spine and cover. Illustrated with four glossy, full-page, full-color plates; 14 B&W drawings introducing the chapters; and other decorations, all by J. Allen St. John. This is St. John's masterpiece. James Allen St. John (1872 - 1957) was an American author, artist and illustrator. He is especially remembered for his illustrations for the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, although he illustrated works of many types. He taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and with the American Academy of Art. He is considered by many to be 'The Godfather of Modern Fantasy Art'. St. John's artistic career began in 1898. He studied at the Art Students League of New York. This was followed by his first commercial relationship, with the New York Herald. During this period he spent time in Paris from 1906 to 1908 at the Académie Julian, then moved to Chicago around 1912 and would eventually live at Tree Studios art colony until his death. In Chicago, he began his work with the publisher A. C. McClurg & Co., although he had already produced his best-known work for this publisher back in 1905, "The Face in the Pool," which he both wrote and illustrated. . Minor wear on spine and cover, brief pencilled gift inscription on ffep (Christmas 1908), otherwise unmarked, tight, square, and clean; with all illustrations in perfect condition, bright and clean. In contemporary clam-shell box. An extremely nice copy. VERY GOOD. . Color and B&W Illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 155, (1) pp .

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        Ð Ð£Ð¡Ð¡ÐšÐÐ¯ НУМИЗМАТИКА. / 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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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1905 - 1905 Original Hardback Wisden

      1905. Hi, Here we have a 1905 Original Hardback Wisden, in Good to Very Good Condition. The 10th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to the front and to the spine. The boards do have a few little marks but overall in good condition. The hinges are ok, not the strongest but no where near splitting, the pastedowns bright and yellow. Nice white pages and excellent photoplate.

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        Die Denkmäler der vorrömischen Metallzeit im Elsass. Grabhügel und Grabhügelfunde,. Einzelfunde und anderes. Auf Grund der Sammlungen mit elsässischen Altertümer, besonders der Sammlung Nessel in Hagenau.

      Straßburg 1905 - LXXXVI, 529 S. und 2 farb. gefalt. Karten und 32 Tafeln mit zahlr.Abb., dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit (mit eingebund. Orig. Umschlag) ordentlich +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed "Humperdinck" to Rainer Simons

      4 pp. on one bifolium. Octavo. Dated Venice, June 10, 1905. In black ink. On stationery of the "Hôtel Restaurant Cavalletto Venise Serantoni Barbieri Propriétaires," with imprint in dark blue and with vignettes illustrating the hotel in dark olive green ink. In German (with translation). Humperdinck responds to a letter from Simons, author of the libretto for the opera Das Wunder von Köln [The miracle of Cologne]. Humperdinck had begun setting the libretto, but newspapers then leaked a rumor of the opera, prompting Humperdinck to stop work on the project; Simons's letter has rekindled Humperdinck?'s interest, and the composer agrees to meet Simons on his way back to Berlin. "...Your original proposal appealed to me from the beginning... especially because... [it] allows me to disregard all business obligations and to devote myself to purely artistic, creative work, heedless of baggage, just as it was the case twelve years ago with my Hänsel und Gretel. Back then I did not know yet what agents, publishers, and theater directors were like, let alone the public, which then did not even exist for me, the naïve homo novus. Happy times! In this joyful mood I already had begun to work in spring, when that stupid newspaper note appeared declaring that I composed Das Wunder von Köln... I was showered with inquiries and the like, and the pleasant incognito work I had been looking forward to so much was over... And... in early May... Fräulein Ebeling, the author of my Dornröschen [The sleeping beauty], suddenly died, whereby I... acquired full ownership of the piece, which I had wanted to rework into an opera earlier already... I have to confess that this plan... had kept going through my mind repeatedly during our trip... but equally happily I confess that your letter has changed my mind again... Meanwhile, I want to ask you kindly to think a bit about a new title because the old one, thanks to the newspapers, has become almost loathsome to me. ...The title you have chosen... also... evokes associations with ideas that have nothing to do with the piece, with legendary ideas such as the Three Kings [Magi] or Saint Ursula and her 11,000 virgins... Whether we will come [to you]... by way of Achen Lake or by way of Rosenheim will only depend on whether we will make a detour to the Salzkammergut beforehand..." Slightly worn; partially split at folds, with one small repair; small circular file hole to upper blank margin. . A highly interesting letter relative to Engelbert Humperdinck's unrealized opera Das Wunder von Köln (The miracle of Cologne) to a libretto by his former student Rainer Simons (1869-1934), founder and first director of the Vienna Volksoper (since 1903). Humperdinck never completed either Das Wunder von Köln or any other opera to a libretto by Simons; it remains unknown how and when the project failed (see the anonymous satire in the semimonthly magazine Der Kunstwart, second issue of November 1905, p. 227). The reference to the Three Kings is actually to their shrine at Cologne Cathedral. Saint Ursula is supposed to have suffered her martyrdom in Cologne.

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        The Christmas Books Being; A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1905 and 1907., 1905. First C.E. Brock illustrated Edition. 5 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in full red morocco with raised bands, gilt devices and gilt titles to spines; gilt rule to boards; marbled end papers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With illustrations in colour by C. Brock. A beautiful set of these classic stories splendidly illustrated. Fine condition, in a fleece-lined cloth slip-case with ribbon pull. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [254]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        The Writings of Abraham Lincoln.

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1905. Limited edition set. Large octavo, 8 volumes. Bound in contemporary three quarters red morocco, top edge gilt, gilt tooling the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel. One of a 1,000 numbered copies with a document signed by Lincoln and William Seward bound into volume four, appointing Addison L. Clarke as Consul of the United States in China, 14 February 1865, with the Presidential seal with some tape repairs to verso, Ranging from finely honed legal argument to dry and sometimes savage humor to private correspondence and political rhetoric of unsurpassed grandeur, the writings collected in this volume are at once the literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln's time. They record Lincoln's campaigns for public office; the evolution of his stand against slavery; his pyrotechnic debates with Stephen Douglas; his conduct of the Civil War; and the great public utterances of his presidency, including the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.

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        Where Angels Fear to Tread.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons., 1905. - FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Octavo pp. 319, (32 ads.) Bound in recent half blue calf leather, raised bands and gilt tiles to spine, marbled sides, original cloth board bound in at rear. Clean pages, without writing or other marks. A fine copy of Forster's first novel in an handsome calf binding. Kirkpatrick [A1] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        Estan Calientes (Ihnen ist heiß).

       [Madrid, Calcogr. 1905-07]. Radierung und Aquatinta auf feinem Velin, in de Platte betitelt und numeriert. 13 x 21,5 cm. (Plattengr), 33 x 25 cm. (Blattgr.) Kl. Randeinriß am ob. Rd. Klebereste einer alten Montierung a. d. Rücks. Ansonsten in gutem Zustand.Harris 48 III/8 - Kontrastreicher, dunkeltoniger Abdruck des 8. Zustands (v. 12), verlegt durch die Calcografie der Real Academia Madrid (1905-1907), aus einer limitierten Auflage von 180 Exemplaren. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Druckgraphik

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        Von Omi Bis Bhamo

      White Lotus, Halle 1905 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pie and the Patty-man

      London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1905. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Beatrix Potter. Colour frontispiece and nine colour plates. First edition, first printing [October 1905] [Linder 425; Quinby]. Original grey boards with cat illustration in round frame on upper board. White lettering to upper board and backstrip. Printed by Edmund Evans. Original lilac mottled endpapers. Corners worn. Clean contents with some slight tanning to some page edges. from Otto

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann 1905. pp. frontis., viii., 62 and 49 further tipped-in plates. All 50 plates have captioned tissue guards. A few marks here and there, , and some rubs and very slight tear to the head and tail of the spine, but an attractive copy overall. In the original dark green decorated cloth. Foxing to the extremities of the text. . Good. Decorated Cloth. First Edition. 1905. 4to..

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        EldridgeÂ’s Chart "B" New London to Gay Head.

      Boston: Geo. W. Eldridge, 1905. Hand colored chart on linen backed paper dated 1905, measuring 49 x 28 1/4 inches. Block Island occupies a prominent position at the center of the chart. Vertical stain on right hand side of the chart, old repair along right edge, otherwise in excellent condition, clean and fresh. A colorful view of Long Island Sound, from Montauk to Cuttyhunk. Scarce.

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        Bound Collection of 10 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Inc. INONIC SIZE IN RELATION TO THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; IONIC VELOCITIES; THE IONIZATION OF DILUTE SOLUTIONS A THE FREEZING POINT; Etc.

      London: Published for the Royal Society By Dulau and Co., 1905. 10 papers (philosophical transactions) published by the Royal Society, bound together, all with their original paper/card wrappers; several b/w plates and diagrams. Contemporary half-brown morocco with pink-brown cloth boards. good and strong with a little general wear and some rubbing, a few small scuff marks but binding remains strong and presentable. Contents clean and tight a few small paper repairs to a wrapper or two; thumb tabs to fore-edge. A very good set. Various authors; titles of all ten papers as follows: Bound Collection of 10 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Inc. INONIC SIZE IN RELATION TO THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS, 1906; IONIC VELOCITIES; ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY AND OTHER PROPERTIES OF SODIUM HYDROXIDE, 1905; IONIC VELOCITIES, 1893; THE IONIZATION OF DILUTE SOLUTIONS A THE FREEZING POINT, 1900; ON THE ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF IONIC VELOCITIES, WITH APPLICATIONS TO VARIOUS IONS, 1906; THE SOLUBILITY OF SALTS IN WATER AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, 1884; ON THE DETERMINATION OF THE BOILING POINT OF SULPHUR..., 1891; ON THE DETERMINATION OF SOME BOILING AND FREEZING POINTS BY MEANS OF THE PLATINUM THERMOMETER, 1891; RE-DETERMINATION OF THE MASS OF A CUBIC INCH OF DISTILLED WATER, 1892; ON THE RESISTANCE AND ELECTROMOTIVE FORCES OF THE ELECTRIC ARC, 1904. . First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 4to.

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        The Apparent Existence of Easily Deflectable Positives. [Offered with:] The Positive Electron."Science; Physical Review", "1932; 1933".

      First editions, in the extremely rare offprint form, of the two papers constituting the first announcement, and the later detailed account (containing the famous cloud chamber photograph), of Carl Anderson's discovery of the positron, an elementary particle with the same mass as the electron but carrying a positive charge. This was the first example of a particle consisting of antimatter. Its existence had been predicted by P. A. M. Dirac three years earlier in his paper 'Quantised Singularities in the Electromagnetic Field.' "The prediction and subsequent discovery of the positron rank among the great triumphs of modern physics" (Pais, <i>The Genius of Science</i>, p. 60). "It was this note [the <i>Science</i> paper] which established Anderson's priority as discoverer of the positron' (Brandt, <i>Harvest of a Century</i>, p. 216). The name 'positron' first appeared in print in the second offered paper (Dirac called it an 'anti-electron'). We know of no other copy of the first offprint having appeared on the market, and only one of the second.<br/><br/> Carl Anderson (1905-1991) worked as a graduate student under Robert Millikan at Caltech. After receiving his PhD in 1930 he stayed on at Caltech as a research fellow, working with Millikan on cosmic rays. "Millikan was convinced (inaccurately, as it turned out) that cosmic rays, a term that he himself coined in 1925 for the penetrating radiation bombarding Earth from all directions, were the birth pangs of new elements being formed out in space. In order to prove this hypothesis, he needed accurate measurements of their energies. He established three research efforts at Caltech in the new field, each using a different type of detector: one under Victor Neher using electroscopes, one under William Pickering using Geiger counters, and one under Anderson using cloud chambers in a magnetic field. Anderson's investigations paid off almost immediately, but not exactly as Millikan had foreseen...<br/><br/> "In the very first experiments in 1931 and 1932, Anderson saw the deflected tracks of as many positive as negative cosmic-ray particles. At this time, scientists had identified two elementary particles of matter: negatively charged electrons, and positively charged nuclei.. 'The apparent existence of easily deflectable positives.' Offprint from Science, Vol. 75, No. 1967, September 9, 1932. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son, 1932. 4to, pp. [1] 2 [3-4:blank]. [Offered with:] ibid., 'The positive electron.' Offprint from Physical Review, Second Series, Vol. 43, No. 6, March 15, 1933. 8vo, pp. 491-4. Two offprints, both in original printed wrappers

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        Something About My Trip To Europe

      Printed at the "Victoria" Printing Press, Sukkur 1905 - First edition. Quarter cloth and printed flexible card covers. 119pp. One of 500 copies printed. Text in English. A few smudges on the boards and a few page corners creased, but a remarkably nice, very good or better copy of a fragile volume. Impressions of a young Indian gentleman from Sind visiting Europe for the first time in the form of a diary. Written in a lively and engaging style as travel literature for friends rather than as a tedious "guidebook," full of firsthand descriptions of the places and fellow passengers he encounters en route from Bombay to Karachi by way of Paris, London, Edinburgh, Lucerne, and Milan. There is heavy emphasis on his time in the U.K. where he compares the English as overlords on the subcontinent to them as hosts in their own land, including their attitudes towards race and morality, including some poignant observations on their behavior and customs: "In Sind we see very little of the English people, neither do we know them nor do they know us. We learn that some of the Anglo Indians are very haughty, overbearing and do not hesitate to insult natives of high rank or position. We are told that they consider it below their dignity to shake hands with natives. They would not like to travel with them in the same railway carriages if they could help it. .In England the British people take a pride in being kind to strangers, who happen to be in their land. They consider it mean to be otherwise and they feel it their duty to resent any unmannerly conduct that may be shown towards strangers by the rude and rough who are to be found in the streets. Anglo Indians in England are foremost in paying attention to Indians. They take a great interest in their welfare. Some Anglo Indians have greeted me so enthusiastically as if I was their long departed friend. I was received on equal footing with brotherly feelings" (p. 106). *OCLC* locates no copies in the U.S., and a single copy overall, at the British Library. In 1932 Mahtabsing also wrote a catechism of the Sikh religion (also located in a single copy, in Canada). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mitteilungen der Berliner Elektricitäts-Werke; (1913-) BEW-Mitteilungen.

      - Jahrgang 1-10. Berlin 1905-1914. 110 Hefte in 9 Bdn., gr.okt., zahlr. Abb., HLn., hs. Rsch., Bibl.Rsch., StaV. -- Vorliegend die Hefte 1 und 8 von 1905 sowie jeweils 1 bis 12 von 1906 bis 1914.-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Invasion de la Mer. Le Phare du Bout du Monde. (1 éléphant)

      Paris, Collection Hetzel 1905 - Les Voyages Extraordinaires. Volume double. 1° L'Invasion de la Mer. Illustrations de L. Benett et nombreuses photographies. 6 hors texte en couleurs - 236 pages. 2° Le Phare du Bout du Monde. Illustrations par George Roux. 6 hors texte en couleurs - 204 pages. Edition originale. Paris, Collection Hetzel - 1905. Imprimé par Gauthier-Villars, relié par Engel. Complet & Contrôlé. Cartonnage polychrome Hetzel à un éléphant. Titre dans l'éventail. Dos au phare. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Le médaillon circulaire sur le plat inférieur à motifs noirs et initiales JH. Très rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'&#156;uvre de John S. Sargent de l'Academie Royale de Londres.

      Paris, Hachette, 1905. - In-folio, (34/44 cm.), 5 ff., 7 pp., 62 planches. Pleine toile rouge de l&#146;éditeur, dos lisse, titre doré, premier plat titré. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Egarements de Minne.

      Paris, Ollendorf, 1905. - In-12 de un faux-tire, titre et 299 pages. Exemplaire grand de marge et non émargé. Edition originale. Un des 50 exemplaires sur Hollande ( N°41). Très bon état intérieur. Très charmante reliure de Blanchetière et Bertault en plein maroquin parme, plat orné d'une branche mosaïquée de lilas retombant dans la partie supérieure et d'un décor de filets à froid "art nouveau" dans la partie gauche dans un encadrement en incrustation à froid fauve. Le second plat reprend la même incrustation de maroquin fauve encadrant le motif "art nouveau", dos à quatre nerfs orné d'une petite branche de lilas, double filet sur les coupes, large bordure intérieure de maroquin parme ornée de fleurs mosaïquées dans un encadrement de filet doré. Couvertures et dos conservés. Etui bordé. Dos légèrement passé. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Iliad of Homer. The Classical Collection Set

      Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1905. Full leather. Fine. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1905. Full leather. Twenty volumes complete. Quarto. The Iliad of Homer and the Odyssey of Homer, translated into verse by William Cullen Bryant. With The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Àeneid of Virgil translated by Christopher Pearse Cranch. Faust a Tragedy by Goethe translated by Bayard Taylor. Illustrations are by renown neoclassical artist John Flaxman in coloured in two states to frontispiece and other uncoloured to set. Large Paper Edition is limited to six hundred and fifty copies which this is number 64. Handsomely bound by the Riverside Press in full blue crushed morocco, covers and spine gilt decoration of triple rule line and wide bands enclosing an elaborate gilt frame and a floral accent, top edge gilt, raised bands, gilt title, green marbled endpaper, gilt turn-ins. A very fine and magnificent set.

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        Whistler: Butterfly, Wasp, Wit, Master of the Arts, Enigma.

      Slim 8vo. Edinburgh & London: T.N. Foulis Press, 1905. Slim 8vo, 70 pp. Bound by Pender in lush decorated morocco with Whistler?s stylized butterfly with a stinger on upper cover in green and purple. With 16 illustrations including a frontispiece caricature portrait of the author. Top edge gilt and gilt ruling at turn-ins, with silk endpapers. Very minor foxing to edges, final leaf of ads pasted together with final page of text. Limited edition of 1000 copies. The first title in the publisher's Spirit of the Age series was Macfall?s biography of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, the enigmatic and acerbic American painter. This is an interesting association copy, being inscribed to Sir Gervase Beckett (?Gee?) by Elizabeth Helen Vane-Tempest-Stuart, Marchioness of Londonderry. She was known as the ?last great political hostess? and he was the younger brother of Lord Grimthorpe, father of Rupert Hart-Davis, and his daughter married Anthony Eden later Prime Minister. Beckett may well have been a member of the ?Ark? a literary group founded by the Marchioness that used to meet at her magnificent London mansion Londonderry House in Park Lane. A later hand has identified the inscriptions and added: ?Given to me Xmas 1959 MB? and below that in pencil ?Ex Alex Wright LJ July 82?.

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        DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL DE CUISINE PRATIQUE - 4 VOLUMES - EDITION DEFINITIVE

      Editeur - PARIS, CHEZ L'AUTEUR - 1905Encyclopédie illustrée d'hygiène alimentaire - Deuxième grande édition corrigée et augmentée par l'auteur - Cette édition a été terminée par la veuve de l'auteur (dédicace finale) - Nombreuses gravures dans le texte, planches coloriées (en fait colorisation sépia), frontispices - Demi - reliures cuir rouge, dos ornés de fleurons - Défauts au dos des tomes 1 et 3 avec manque de cuir au tome 3 - Ressauts de cahiers mais exemplaire bien complet, pratiquement sans rousseurs - Deux petits manques de papier angulaires 1942 pages, 29 cm, broché

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        Neue Malereien für Decken un Wände. Dritte Serie. Cover title: Grohmann Maler in Dresden. Neue Malereien fur Decken und Wande. 24 Tafeln. Serie III.

      Leipzig. Gilbers'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Eugen Twietmeyer). 1905. 21 of 24 color lithographic plates, 19 1/2 x 15 inches, decorative color paper-covered board portfolio with ribbon ties. Portfolio worn and soiled, with loss; MISSING plates 42, 51 and 52. Scattered soiling, edge tears and creasing in margins of several plates. Soiling in two plates (44 and 45); plate 38 has 4 ink spots, 2 of which are in the image (from paints used by a copyist). Beautifully executed Art Nouveau designs for decorating walls and ceilings created by Paul Grohmann, who had an extended career in creating such portfolio design publications. A number of the panels hint at the Deco stylistics that emerged in upcoming decades. Exceptionally fine color lithography evident in every plate. Two plates feature a single image, ten feature two images, while the balance feature three or more images. The price list at the front of the portfolio indicates that the plates could be purchased individually or as a set and were available in two different formats (at different prices). The series begins with Plate 29 and ends with Plate 52. The colors used are primarily in pastel shades augmented by vibrant gold outlining. This type of applied art portfolio is seldom found complete, since they were used as working references. An extremely scarce title; no listing appears in WorldCat.

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        Archiv für Religionswissenschaft vereint mit den Beiträgen zur Religionswissenschaft der religionswissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft in Stockholm (KONVOLUT aus 30 Bänden) - Bd. VIII - XV; Bd. XVI (Heft 3/ 4); Bd. XVII - XIX; Bd. XX (Heft 1/ 2); Bd. XXI - XXXVII.

      Teubner, 1905 - 1941/ 42. Gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 30 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        Monumentos Arquitectónicos de España. Toledo. [Tomo Primero: Monumentos romanos. Monumentos visigodos. Monumentos mahometanos. Monumentos comunes a las épocas romana, visigoda, mahometana y de la Reconquista. Monumentos mudéjares. y Tomo Segundo: Monumentos de la Reconquista. Monumentos religiosos].

      Madrid, Martín y Gamoneda Editores, e Imprenta Artística de José Blass, 1905 - 1908. Gran folio; VIII - 456 pp. Numerosas ilustraciones entre el texto y 58 láminas, más 48 pp. de texto (de 79). Ilustraciones entre el texto y 26 láminas, dos de ellas dobles. Texto en español y francés. Encuadernación de época, en media piel, con ligeras pérdidas.

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        La troisième jeunesse de madame Prune

      Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur Holland papere, seuls grands papiers après 20 Japon.spine fendillé et légèrement décoloré, agréable état intérieur. Calmann Lévy Paris s.d. (1905) 13x19,5cm broché

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        The Viol of Love [together with] All-Fellows [together with] Sister Songs

      - Offered here are three noteworthy Laurence Housman designed and illustrated books in extremely fine condition put together in a superb handmade box by a discerning collector. 1) Charles Newton-Robinson, The Viol of Love, and Other Poems. London, John Lane, 1905. First edition. Original green cloth with superb cover gilt design, illustrated title-page and designs throughout by Laurence Housman. Fine. 2) Housman, Laurence. All Fellows. London, John Lane, 1896. First edition. Original brown smooth buckram, gilt design on cover, illustrated title page and full-page frontispiece by Laurence Housman. Fine. 3) Thompson, Francis. Sister Songs. London, John Lane, 1895. First Edition. Original brown smooth buckram with famous 10-leaf gilt pattern in shape of triangle on front cover, illustrated title-page, full-page frontispiece by Laurence Housman. Robert Thomas Moore's Copy (famed collector) with his sailboat bookplate. Fine. All three books extremely fine with no signs of wear. A grouping obviously chosen for its uncanny, impeccable condition. Housed in superb three-tiered folding box with blue cloth spine and gilt morocco label.

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        Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter. Illustrated.

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. - FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (xi), [1], 369. Photogravure frontispiece and 48 photographic illustrations. Half brown morocco gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Near fine, in attractive old leather binding for Dutton of New York. The youngest President in United States history at the age of 42, Roosevelt served in many roles including Governor of New York, historian, naturalist, explorer, author, and soldier. He is most famous for his personality: his energy, his vast range of interests and achievements, his model of masculinity, and his "cowboy" persona. In 1884, due to ill health and the death of his wife, Roosevelt abandoned his political work for some time. He invested part of the fortune he had inherited from his father in a cattle ranch in the Badlands of Dakota Territory, expecting to remain in the West for many years. He became a passionate hunter, especially of big game, and an ardent believer in the wild outdoor life which brought him health and strength. In 1886 Roosevelt returned to New York, married again, and once more plunged into politics; he held the vice-presidency for less than a year, succeeding to the presidency after the assassination of McKinley on September 14, 1901. In 1904 Roosevelt was elected to a full term as president. Wheelock p10 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Signed ("S.P.") Watercolour Dated and Titled:] Mountains & Water. View near Arrowhead, looking up the Lake. B.C. July 1905.

      1905 - 1905. Watercolour ca, 15x34,5 cm (6 x 13 ½ inches). The watercolour is recently matted. Overall a very good watercolour. Attractive watercolour looking from Arrowhead (a former steamboat port and town) up the Upper Arrow Lake in British Columbia. Arrowhead is now a BC ghost town.

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. 6. Auflage. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Sechste, gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Neuer Abdruck. 20 Bände. Mit mehr als 11.000 Abbildungen im Text und auf über 1.400 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 130 Textbeilagen. (In Band 20 wird angegeben: Mit mehr als 16.800 Abbildungen im Text und auf über 1.500 Bildertafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 160 Textbeilagen).

      Leipzig und Wien: Bibliographisches Institut, 1905 - 1909. - Zusammen ca 18590 Seiten mit mehr als 150.000 Artikeln und Verweisen, mit 16831 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text und auf 1522 Illustrationstafeln, (darunter 180 Farbdrucktafeln, zumeist Chromolithographien, und 343 Kartenbeilagen) sowie 160 Textbeilagen, ornamental verzierte Vorsatzblätter in Golddruck. Prachtausgabe im Art Deco Stil . Vgl. Seemann/Peche, Bibliotheca Lexicorum 430. * * * Einige Lederrücken etwas gebräunt, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar und dekorative Reihe. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 49000 25, 5 x 16, 5 cm, Original-Halblederbände nach Entwurf von Otto Eckmann mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Bandzählung auf zwei roten Rückenschildern in reicher goldgeprägter Linienornamentverzierung, goldverzierten Lederecken, Kopfgoldschnitt.

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        The Nightless City: or the "History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku."

      Max Nossler; London: Probsthain, Yokohama 1905 - illustrations (some color, 1 folding), photos, 2 folding maps, xvi, 386p. Pictorial red cloth, with gilt lettering. Recased with new endpapers. 24cm. Jacket chipped at ends of backstrip and also at corners. Partial split at fold on folding color illustration. Cover nicely preserved and quite striking. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De civitate Dei.

      Germany, ?Westphalia, c. 1300. - Manuscript on vellum, a complete bifolium (each leaf c. 350 x 250 mm, text area 251 x 177 mm), 30 lines in two columns, prickings in outer margins, rubric in red, initials touched red, scribal corrections, with a large penwork initial Q in red and brown with foliate infill, the extension a dragon's body with human head, opening the prologue to Book V, 'Quoniam constat omnium rerum'; the text on what was originally the facing recto (now folded in reverse) is from chapter v of Book V, indicating that the bifolium was not the centrefold of the gathering; very light staining below initial, but in excellent condition.A handsome bifolium from a large folio copy of St. Augustine's greatest work, a vindication of Christianity against pagan critics.From the collection of the London bookseller Ifan Kyrle Fletcher (1905&#150;1969), with his description. Language: Latin

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        The Evolution of Man.

      London; Watts and Co. 1905 - First UK Edition. Two Volumes, Large 8vo. Near fine in like dustwrappers, publisher's blue cloth with titles and ruling in bronze gilt to spines, minor edgewear. Handsome copies. Some minor edgewear to wrappers and uniform toning to spine panels, inside flap on volume 2 with neat repair. Strong and clean. A serious and hefty translation of Haeckel's "Anthropogenie" from which we borrowed the term Anthropogeny; the study of the generation of man. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs. Bull and Miss Murray

      Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm. James") dated 9 December 1905 from his 95 Irving Street address. Three pages (one leaf folded to make four pages). Old folds from mailing with a small tear at the edge of one fold, very good or better. James writes that because of the illness of his daughter and his son Harry he must postpone a meeting, and "...it may be that the crowding of duties in the next two weeks (after which I leave for California) will make the whole pleasant prospect fall through. In any case I think that I will not try to make up any party, but simply come myself, or ourselves." James was an important American philosopher and pioneer psychologist. .

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        Garden Cities in Theory and Practice Being an Amplification of a Paper on the potentialities of Applied Science in a Garden City read before Section F of the British Association Complete in 2 volumes

      London: Bemrose, 1905. First edition.. Hardcover. Large thick 8vo. (8.75 x 6 inches). Volume I: pp.xiv, 557, (1 rear flyleaf). Volume II: pp.xi, (1 frontis), 559-1404, (12 publisher's adverts). Profuse b/w illusts, hors-texte, including several fold-outs. Publisher's green cloth gilt to spine, lettered in black to upper boards. Spines sunned and marked, mainly Volume One. Boards trifle marked. Free endpapers lightly tanned. Fore-edge a little rusty. Owner's name in ink to front pastedown of Volume One. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set indeed. Hopelessly heavy books requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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