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        Chess Lyrics: A Collection of Chess Problems

      New York: J. H. Graham, 1905 xciv+476 with frontispiece, portrait plate and diagrams. Thick octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in half leather with six raised spine bands with gilt lettering in brown spine label over marbled boards. Edited by Alain c White. (Betts: 33-55) First edition of White's first Christmas book.In his introductory essay, "Some thoughts on problem Matters," the author first gives an account of his own career in problem composition, with examples of his work; he goes on to deal with aspects of problem construction, including such subjects as purity, complexity of two-movers compared with three-movers, duals, adjudication, coincidences, resemblances, originality, etc. there follow 282 of his composition, with solutions and notes by various composers.Composer of Scottish descent, schoolteacher in Jamaica. Composed orthodox Two- and Three-movers. In 1880-1 he first competed in an international tournament for chess problems; he won third prize in the Burnley Express problem tournament. Over the years he won some 200 prizes for chess problems, and quickly established a reputation as one of the most outstanding composers of chess problems in the world. In 1887 he published a book, Chess: Its Poetry and Its Prose, under the patronage of distinguished men, such as the Bishop of Jamaica, and the Governor, and the British politicians Lord Randolph Churchill and Sir Robert Peel. The book dealt with the basics of chess and with the art of the chess problem. He lost his sight in early 1896, and after a period of despair he found that he still could compose. Then he begun to move away from the conventional style of his time. Mackenzie said this about composing blind: "I have lately come to think that problem composition is peculiarly a mental work, and that employment of board and men is in many ways a nuisance. ... Certainly the three-movers I composed since losing my sight are infinitely superior, as a whole, to those composed before."Condition:Attractively bound in quarter leather, some occasional internal soiling, lacks White's Christmas greetings else a very nice copy of on of the scarcer Christmas series.

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        Deutschlands Obstsorten. Begonnen von J. Müller, O. Bissmann, weitergeführt von W. Poenicke, H. Rosenthal, O. Schindler u. a. 26 Lieferungen (alles Erschienene) in 34 Heften. Mit 312 chromolithogr. Tafeln und zahlr. Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln.

      Eckstein & Stähle -34. -, Stuttgart 1905 - Orig.-Lieferungsumschläge. 4to. - Erste, in Lieferungen erschienene Ausgabe. Vollständige Reihe zu Deutschlands Obstsorten mit prachtvollen Darstellungen in Farblithographie. - Behandelt zahlr. Apfelsorten, Birnen, versch. Beeren und Kernobst. - 4 Rücken ausgebessert, wenige Umschläge mit kl. Läsuren, sonst nahezu tadelloses Exemplar.Nissen 2359. 8500 g.

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        Report of The Commissioners: Trinity College, Dublin, Estates Commission - Report and Evidence - 1905

      Alexander Thom & Co., Dublin 1905 - No jacket. Volume contains maps and plans. Loose front board, but not detached. Frayed leading edge of spine. Minimal wear on front and rear board. Some edge-wear on top and bottom of boards. Library sticker on rear board. Note in title page that has discoloured a small section of the page. Minimal pen marks on title page. Binding remains good, pages are clean, and the text and illustrations are clear. TH. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INNENDEKORATION. Reich illustrierte kunstgewerbliche Zeitschrift für den gesamten inneren Ausbau.

       Darmstadt, A. Koch 1905-1927. XVI. Jg. 1905 - XVIII. Jg. 1907, XXI. Jg.1910 - XXXV. Jg. 1924, XXXVII. Jg. 1926 und XXXVIII. Jg. 1927. Zus. 20 Bde. 4°. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldprägung. Bibl.-Etiketten a. d. Rü. Kanten etw. berieb.Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Zeitschriften, Kunsthandwerk, Architektur

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        The Pie and the Patty-Pan.

      London & New York: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1905. Small quarto. Original blue boards, titles to front cover and spine in white, pictorial label with illustration to front cover, pale purple endpapers. Housed in a blue cloth folding case. Frontispiece and 9 colour illustrations by the author. Gift inscription to half-title. Spine slightly discoloured, bump to head of boards, glue dried and cracked between pp. 28-9, a few spots to edges of text block. First edition, first impression, with pale purple endpapers and 1905 to the title page.

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        THE WEB OF THE PAST. By The Countess of Cromartie .

      Eveleigh Nash, London 1905 - Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-304, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Celtic historical fantasies, for the most part, romantic in mood and rather muted in effect. 'The Finding of the Sword,' however, is set in the present and concerns a hostile intrusion of the past into the present, following the archaeological discovery of an old Celtic sword (no doubt viewed by the spirits as a hostile intrusion of the present into the past). The story develops into an effective, if traditional, weird tale with antiquarian atmosphere and horrific highlights. Immediately after the unearthing of the sword, a darkly glamorous figure appears in the Irish village and insinuates himself into the household of the sword's owner. Oscar Innis seems to be either a reincarnation or a revivification of the old Celtic king who was the sword's original owner. Indisputably he exudes a magnetic power that bends others to his will. One scene portrays a vampiric transfer of vitality to him from the hapless narrator, a contender for the affections of the tomboyish lass who is apparently a reincarnation of the king's slave, who had refused to follow him into his grave; this time around, she pays for that disobedience." - Robert Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 61. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Cloth worn at spine ends and rubbed along several edges, outer front hinge mended, a sound, good reading copy. A mediocre copy of a book that is scarce both in the trade and in libraries (just two holdings for this recorded in COPAC (British Library and National Library of Scotland); OCLC reports no additional copies. (#149697) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kate Greenaway: Deluxe Limited Edition, 1 of 500 with Original Sketch

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1905. Limited ed.. Hardcover. VG/No Jacket. 301 pages. Bound with an original mounted pencil sketch by Kate Greenaway, signed by her brother on the mount to certify authenticity. Bound in cream cloth-covered boards with embossed design and bright gilt titles on front and spine. Gilt top edge and wine colored ribbon marker. This is number 220 of 500 copies, signed and numbered by John Greenaway. 52 color plates. 90 sketches, thumbnails, and photos. Biography and correspondence, especially with John Ruskin. Sketch is of a young woman, seated, and with a pensive expression. VG/No Jacket. Rear hinge has exposed cloth, but holding well. Spine tips a little softened. Occasional foxing. Book is firm, with nice corners. Item #: B9609.

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        Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter

      Charles Scribner`s Sons, New York 1905 - A nice copy of this classic hunter`s book, inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt for R.A. Bowen on Feb. 10th, 1916. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt motif to upper board. Ex-libris of Andrew R. Supplee and ex-bookseller sticker on front pastedown. Small sticky-tape remainder on front and back endpapers. A few stains to foot of upper and lower boards. Occasional marks to text. Top edge gilt. Hinge professionally repaired. Comes with non-original slipcase. In nice condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MIYAKO NO NISHIKI: BROCADE PICTURES OF THE CAPITAL or THE SPLENDORS OF KYOTO.

      Kyoto 1905, Yamada. Brown silk covered boards, cover edges. worn, rubbed, contents clean, solid, accordion folded book,. 26 double-page woodcut illustrations, each by a different. but famous artist, 16.5 x 24 cm., very good. S C A R C E. A STUNNING AND MOST LOVELY SET OF WOODCUT COLOR PRINTS Each of the lovely 24 prints are signed in block and sealed with a red cinnabar seal. Some of the artists represented are Keinen, Kansai, Momotose, Bairei, Zaisen, Kagetoshi, Yoshifumi, Hooun, Shookei et al. The subjects of the prints are: cat, birds, flowers, landscapes, Kabuki figures, baby, literati, pine tree, small shrines, old sages, tiger & cub, nobleman on horseback, ducks, river and mountain landscape, and others. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Atlas Accompanying the Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804 - 1806. Being Facsimile Reproductions of Maps chiefly by William Clark illustrating the route of the expedtion.togehter with a modern map of the route prepared especially for this volume.

      New York: Dodd , Mead & Company 1905 - Fine copy of the first edition of this atlas. Scarce edition. Howes L320. Decorative publisher`s red cloth binding with gilt. Volume 8 only ( of 8 ). Complete with all the 53 folded maps. Some very minor traces of use, front cover margins rubbed resp. stained. Gutes Exemplar der Erstausgabe. Minimale Gebrauchsspuren, Vorderdeckel gering berieben bzw. fleckig. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 4°. XVI , 53 maps. Mit Abb. Roter Orig.-Leinenband mit reicher Goldprägung und Kopfgoldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Denkschrift über die im südwestafrikanischen Schutzgebiete tätigen Land-und Minen-Gesellschaften.

      Berlin, 1905. - Gebunden in schwarze Halbleinwand der Zeit mit marmorierten Deckeln und handschriftlichem Deckel-Titel, 4°. 83 Seiten, eine mehrfach gefaltete, kolorierte Karte "Deutsch-Südwestafrika 1905. (Landbesitz und Minengerechtsame)" in Kartentasche. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar mit Stempel "K. B. Armee-Bibliothek" sowie "Wehrkreisbücherei VII München" auf Titel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Icones Mycologiae ou Iconographie des champignons de France, principalement discomycètes. Avec texte descriptifs.

      Librairie des Sciences Naturelles, Klincksieck, Paris 1905 - Réédité aux Editions Piantanida, Lausanne, 1981. Quatre tomes de cet ouvrage classique, 1905-1910. Avec 600 planches coloriées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Giacomo Puccini Signed Photograph.

      Large Photograph signed and inscribed and dated in 1905 in Buenos Aires by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. The photograph measures 8.5. inches by 10 inches. Matted and framed the entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 16 inches. The photograph is done by A.S. Witcome of Buenos Aires. In fine condition. Giacomo Puccini has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi" (Ravenni and Girardi). While his early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century romantic Italian opera, he successfully developed his work in the realistic verismo style, of which he became one of the leading exponents.

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        Das Rosenthor. Gedichte von Irene Forbes Mosse.

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1905. 2 weiße Blätter, (VIII), 74 (10) Seiten mit gezeichnetem Titel, einer ganzseitigen (Titel-)Illustration, 74 sich teils wiederholende florale Satzspiegel-Bordüren sowie zwei Vignetten von Heinrich Vogeler-Worpswede. 18,5 x 12 cm, dunkelgrüne Original-Saffianleder-Einbanddeckel mit reicher Vordeckelvergoldung von Heinrich Vogeler-Worpswede mit späterem dunkelgrünen Leinenrücken, Kopfgoldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - Sarkowski 475. Neteler 120.Die Zeichnungen zu diesem Buche sind von Heinrich Vogeler-Worpswede. Poeschel & Trepte in Leipzig druckten es in einer Auflage von 500 numerierten Exemplaren. Davon ist dieses No. \'40\'. * * *Der illustrierte Originalrücke wurde fachgerecht durch einen schlichten Leinenrücken ersetzt. Einband an den Rändern etwas berieben, Ecken teils bestoßen, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. \"Eines der seltensten von Heinrich Vogeler illustrierten Bücher und des Insel-Verlages.\" (H&N, Aukt. 245 #254) Versand D: 5,20 EUR Insel-Verlag Heinrich Vogeler-Worpswede Jugendstil

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        Pan. Hrsg. von der Genossenschaft Pan. Redaktion von O. J. Bierbaum und J. Meier-Graefe. Jgge. I-V in 10 Bänden (komplett, alles Erschienene). Mit 2 (1 farb.) rad. Titelvignetten und 6 farb. Orig.-Radierungen von E. Pennequin nach M. Leloir.

      Ferroud . -, Paris 1905 - Blaugrauer HMaroquin d. Zt. mit breiten Lederecken, goldgepr. RTitel, marmor. Deckelbezügen und Vorsätzen sowie KGoldschnitt (OU eingebunden). 26 : 18 cm. - Mit allen Bänden vollständige Folge der bedeutendsten und reich ausgestatteten Kunst- und Literaturzeitschrift der Jahrhundertwende. "Von den anderen literarischen Zeitschriften unterscheidet 'Pan' besonders sein umfangreicher Inhalt (Literatur und Kunst), sein buchkünstlerisches Wollen und sein Ausstattung" (Schlawe). - Die Zeitschrift ist "außerordentlich in ihrem Folioformat, frei von Renaissance und Gotik, aufsehenerregend durch die animalische Dämonie des Pan-Kopfes auf dem Titelblatt.einer der großen Sammelplätze und Aufbruchsorte der neueren deutschen Buchkultur" (Schauer)."Pan was the first significant German periodical of the Nineties devoted to contemporary art and literature." (Garvey/Wick) - Exemplar der allgemeinen Ausgabe auf Kupferdruckpapier, erschienen in einer Auflage von 1100 bzw. 1400 Exemplaren; mit der häufig fehlenden Farblitographie Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender von Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Sämtliche Kunstbeilagen im Rand typographisch bezeichnet und auf verschiedenen Papieren gedruckt, darunter Japan, China, Kaiserl. Japan, Bütten und Kupferdruckpapier; tlw. in der Platte signiert, bzw. monogrammiert. - Enthalten sind u. a. Originalgraphiken von H. de Toulouse-Lautrec (Delteil 102), P. Behrens, L. von Hofmann, A. Illies, M. Klinger (Singer 226; 244), K. Kollwitz (Klipstein 10 IIc), M. Liebermann (Schiefler 35 IVb 2, 42 IIb 2, 44 IIIb 2,49 b 2), E. Orlik und A. Rodin. - Exemplar mit der Verlagsankündigung (vor Bd. I/2 gebunden) für die Fortführung der der Edition ab Bd. II, mit einer Liste des Aufsichtsrats der Genosssenschaft Pan und der Herausgeber-Kommission. Ohne die Orig.-Radierung Obere Lahn von O. Ubbelohde. - Lithogr. Marcelle Lender von Toulouse-Lautrec leicht stockfleckig und etw. beschnitten (Blattgr. 34,6 : 27,9 cm, Verlust der Beschriftung im Unterrand), die Lithogr. Plakat Tropon von H. van de Velde im Rand etw. gebräunt und mit Knickspur. Rücken gering berieben, 1 Rücken am ob. Kap. lädiert, 1 vord. Innengelenk verstärkt. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes, innen sauberes und unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Söhn, HDO 525-530. - Bauch S. 236. - Dok. Bibl. I, 426. - Garvey/Wick 98. - Kirchner 15508. - Schlawe I, 48ff. - Schauer I, 20ff. 1 of 1100 resp. 1400 copies on copper plate printing paper. 10 vols. (all published). With 105 (of 106) orig. prints, partly in colour, by H. Toulouse-Lautrec, M. Klinger, K. Kollwitz, A. Rodin etc. Orig. illustr. cloth, in slipcase. - Lacking the orig. etching "Obere Lahn" of O. Ubbelohde. - Lithograph "Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender'"by Toulouse-Lautrec minim. foxed in margins and slightly trimmed (loss of caption in lower margin), the lithogr. poster "Tropon" of van de Velde somewhat browned in margins and with crease. Spines slightly rubbed, 1 upper spine end with damage, 1 inner hinge strengthened. In general well-preserved, inside clean and broadmargined copy. 46000 g. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Au Cirque. Dessins by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Two Volumes

      . Au Cirque. Dessins by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Published by Goupil; & Librairie de France, 1905 Two volumes Limited in 200 copies. Vol.1 includes 22 lithographic plates of Lautrec drawings, each in the protective numbered folder. With title page, Justification and table of the plates. Vol.2 Includes 17 lithographic plates of Lautrec drawings, each in the protective numbered folder. With title page, Justification and table of the plates. The two volumes are loose as issued, each guarded in the original portfolio board with Lautrec Monogram. Condition: The prints are in very good conditions. both portfolio folders in poor conditions, vol.2 with severe stains title page, justification and table of plates. The 39 plates are clean and in very good condition. Ex Libri Charles Kettaneh. Picture on request.

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        "The Heart of the Empire." A View of London from the Tower of the Royal Exchange at the Accession of his Majesty King Edward the Seventh.

      LUND, Neils M. "The Heart of the Empire." A View of London from the Tower of the Royal Exchange at the Accession of his Majesty King Edward the Seventh. Original photogravure printed in colours on India laid paper, published by by Manzi Joyant & Co, 1905. 665 x 800 mm. £1650

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        A Staff Officer's Scrap-Book During the Russo-Japanese War.

      8vo. 2 volumes. Bound in full tree-calf by T. Hunt of Wellington College, decorative gilt border with the Wellington College crest to the upper board, spine in 6 compartments with five raised bands and red leather label, gilt decorations, marbled edges and endpapers; photographic frontispiece to each volume, numerous illustrations, maps and sketches; fine; provenance: with the bookplates of General Sir Richard Edward Worsley pasted to each ffep. First edition. General Sir Ian Hamilton (1853 - 1947) is best remembered for commanding the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Battle of Gallipoli, a disastrous campaign that resulted in him being relieved of his command. The notes for this book were taken between 1904 and 1905 when Hamilton served as the military attaché of the Indian Army serving with the Japanese during the Russo-Japanese War. A Staff Officer's Scrap-Book gained wide acclaim, cited by Britannica as "a book which by reason of the interest of its subject, the charm of the author?s style, and the combination of war experience and of imagination which inspired his judgments and criticisms, at once took rank in Europe as a modern military classic."

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        History of the Champagne Trade in England.

      8vo., original red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Spine darkened with a couple of spots, some fading to boards, small repaired split to top of upper joint, some foxing most noteably to first and last few leaves. First edition of Simon's first book. Andre 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. This copy is inscribed by Simon on the front-free endpaper. "With the author's compliments Andre L Simon 11.12.08." A final line of the inscription below this has been inked out. Also with the ownership name of wine merchant R Denny above the inscription. With a 1934 newspaper clipping on front pastedown.

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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1905. Sextodecimo. Original tan paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front cover in dark green, pictorial label to front board, illustrated endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. Pencilled ownership inscription to title page. A fine copy. First edition, third issue. Potter's introduction of Peter Rabbit's cousin Benjamin is the fourth of her books to be published.

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        The Writings.

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [c.1905]. 33 volumes, octavo (228 x 155 mm). Fine contemporary binding of full Spanish calf, spines and boards richly gilt with red and orange floral onlays and gilt titles direct, three raised bands, red morocco doublures richly gilt with art nouveau lotus flower and arabesque design with white and green onlays, pink moiré silk endpapers, top edges gilt. Hand-coloured steel-engraved frontispieces with captioned tissue guards, vignette title pages, and over 60 plates with captioned tissue guards, all printed on japon paper. Spines very faintly faded, closed tear to p. 51 of The Pilot, Oak Openings with small surface loss to top edge of rear board and very light dampstaining to margins, tiny closed tear to one corner of manuscript. An excellent set. Author's Autograph Edition. Number 57 of 63 sets only, with an original manuscript page bound into one volume. This set with a page from the author's draft for Oak Openings, mounted on one of the prelims of The Spy.

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        Dictionnaire Francais - Japonais. Precede d'un Abrege de Grammaire Japonaise.

      1905 - Droits de reproduction reserves. Tokyo: Librairie Sansaisha / Yokohama, Shanghai: Breme, Max Noessler & Co. / Bruxelles: Societe Belge de Librairie / Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1905. ii, 78pp.('Abrege de Grammaire Japonaise'), ii, 1084pp. Bound in 3/4 dark brown leather with green cloth. Gilt title to spine. Front and rear boards faded, stained, water marked and chipped at corners. Spine rubbed, chipped at edges, and leather partly torn at joint. New e.ps.stained. Plastic wrapper fasten with sellotape at front and rear e.ps. Pages sunned, light spotted and somewhat stained at the margin. Ex-library with stamps; 3 stamps on title page and a small one on the end of 'preface'. Pencil underlines or notations to p.1 of 'Dictionnaire.' and pp.600 (with black and red pencils), 711, 780, and 781. Ink notations to the margin of pp.308, 310, and 423. pp.470-471 light stained. 25.5x18cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oracles: The Biography of an Art

      Boleskine, Foyers, Inverness: Society for the Propapgation of Religious Truth, 1905. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. A very solid copy of the 1905 1st edition. Clean and VG+ in its dark-green wrappers, with bright, unrubbed lettering along the spine. Just a light, very small trace of scuffing at the panels and minor foxing to the endsheets. Internally, tight and otherwise near-immaculate, with crisp white pages. Octavo, deckled edges. The final page (the subscription page to "The Works of Aleister Crowley") is firmly in place and showing just 5-10% separation from its perforation.

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        Notizen für Jagd- und Wissenschaftliche Expeditionen nach Britisch- und Deutsch-Ostafrika. Zusammengestellt und basiert auf langjährigen Erfahrungen.

      Kibwezi, November 1905. - Illustrierter Original-Kartoneinband, quer-8°, 32 Seiten, photographische Abbildungen, Einband leicht berieben, schönes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        With the Pilgrims to Mecca. The Great Pilgrimage of A.H. 1319; A.D. 1902.

      London: John Lane,, 1905. With an Introduction by Professor A. Vambery. Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to the spine with turban and crossed scimitar devices to compartments, and to the upper board within a panel formed of a Qu'ranic amulet and cord in red, gilt and green, top edge gilt the others uncut. Frontispiece and 19 other plates, errata slip tipped in before the dedication leaf. A little rubbed, corners slightly bumped, head of spine chipped, tail with minor splitting, some spotting on the boards, endpapers lightly browned, text toned and with occasional foxing, as usual, frontispiece coming loose, contemporary ownership inscription to verso of the frontispiece and to title page, bookplate to the front pastedown, remains a very good copy. First edition. An uncommon and attractive account of the hajj. "The early twentieth century saw a growth of British travel texts and religious commentaries concerned with the religion of Arabia. It was in this vein that in 1902 the Morning Post sent is 'Special Correspondent' Hadji Khan, a Persian Sufi, on the hajj to Mecca. His experiences were written up Â… under the guidance of Wilfrid Sparroy. The result was a travelogue that detailed the various components of the hajj and Meccan life for a British readership Â… The narrative is precise and exact as though for an audience who may wish to use the information to find their way amongst the markets of Mecca the next time they visit. Of course few, if any, of the readership will ever visit Mecca Â… an inspection of Arabia which defines that other world by carefully recording the minutiae of Mecca and the hajj, the text providing the British reader with a spyglass scrutiny of Arab religious life and customs Â… a curious concoction of personal experiences of a Muslim on the hajj Â… distilled by an English co-author" (Canton, From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia, p28).

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        ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER

      - HOFFMANN,HEINRICH. ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER. London: Deans Rag Book, no date, circa 1905. 4to, covers soiled and some light internal soil as well else VG. A rare cloth book version of this classic book, illustrated in color on every page. Cope 46. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hakluytys posthumus, or, Purchas his pilgrimes; contayning a history of the world in sea voyages and land travells by Englishmen and others. COMPLETE 20 volume set

      Glasgow, Jame MacLehose and Sons, 1905-07. 20 volumes, separately paged. Illus. Folding maps. Hardcover Ex-library, with the usual ownership markings and withdrawn stamp; extremities of many backstrips a bit frayed; endpapers lightly to moderately browned, with some foxed; occasional light foxing in vols. 1-3 and vol. 6; a signature in volume 4 and a couple signatures if volume 20 have been roughly opened. Two ink lines noted on p. 72 of vol. 4. Otherwise very good copy of this great collection voyages.

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        The Voyage of the Discovery (INSCRIBED BY ROBERT SCOTT TO FELLOW EXPEDITION MEMBER)

      London, England: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Two Volumes. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Volume One: 556 pp., 1 photogravure frontispiece, title in red and black, 7 coloured plates from water-colour drawings by Dr. Edward A. Wilson, 1 double-paged plate, 84 black and white plates (missing plate on p. 64.), text illustrations, 3 maps including fold-out 'Chart of the Antarctic Ocean' laid in at rear (with some tears along folds). Front hinge cracked with first pages detached. A few pages with old tape at edge. An occasional smudge or soil mark. Volume Two: 508 pp., 1 photogravure frontispiece portrait of Captain Scott, title in red and black, 6 coloured plates from water-colour drawings by Dr. Edward A. Wilson, 4 double-paged plates, 82 black and white plates, text illustrations, 2 maps including fold-out 'Sledge Journeys From Winter Quarters' map (torn neatly along folds) laid-in at rear, two appendices, index. Front hinge cracked with first pages detaching. A few pages with old tape at edge. An occasional smudge or soil mark. Later rebound in blue cloth with original ribbed blue covers and spine glued on. Bumping to spine extremities and corners. Rubbing and surface wear to covers. Foxing at endpapers with an occasional mark throughout text. Small closed tear at side of half title. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY SCOTT TO A MEMBER OF THE DISCOVERY EXPEDITION signed and dated Nov. 1905 on the half title of Volume 1. An IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY of Scott's account of his Antarctic expedition of 1901-1904. Inscribed: "Charles Clarke With the best wishes of the authorities of the Expedition and of the author R.F. Scott Nov. 1905." Originally hired as cook's mate and baker who eventually became the third and final cook of the voyage, Charles Thompson Clark (1876-1952) was the only civilian member of the crew. Clark (spelt without the final 'e' which Scott had mistakenly added in his inscription and in the text) had worked for a miller near Fort William in western Scotland and was asked to deliver a bag of flour to an observatory on Ben Nevis. Captain Robert Scott was there gathering meteorological data for his upcoming expedition to the Antarctic. Impressed by Clark's physical prowess, Scott asked Clark to join his team. Although unaccustomed to adventures, Clark agreed. According to Jason C. Anthony in his book on Antarctic exploration cuisine: "Clark was beloved for his fine bread and what Scott called his "toothsome cakes". .. While Clark was nominally in charge of the galley, he focused on baking and the cooking was 'conducted more or less by a committee of taste' wrote Scott putting the best possible spin on the situation. Volunteers took turns serving as Clark's mate- or taking charge of meals which sometimes failed, sometimes worked admirably but to Scott's relief, were at least 'prepared with a proper regard to cleanliness.'" Clark married four weeks after the Discovery docked in Portsmouth. The fact that he named his first child Charles Falcon Scott Clark and asked Scott to act as godfather attests to Charles Clark's respect and admiration for his former captain. The Spectator referred to Scott's official account of the Discovery expedition as: "the ablest and most interesting record of travel to which the present century has yet given birth". While signed copies of this two volume set occasionally reach the market, signed copies to fellow expedition members are rare.

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        THE GOLLIWOGG'S FOX HUNT

      London: Longmans, Green and Co. [1905]. First edition. First edition. Original paper-covered boards. Minor rubbing and soiling to extremities of board edges. Contents entirely complete with no inscriptions and no tears or creases to any of the pages. Rare thus. A nice copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Städte-Atlas enthaltend die Pharus-Pläne. Verkehrsausgabe 1905/06

      - - Gutes Exemplar. Enthält folgende Stadtpläne: Berlin/Potsdam/Bremen/Breslau/Cassel/Cöln a. Rhein/Dresden/Düsseldorf, Frankfurt a.M./Hamburg/Hannover/Kiel/Königsberg i. Pr./Leipzig/Magdeburg/München/Nürnberg/Stettin/Stuttgart/Wiesbaden. Karten mit Führern, Entfernungstafeln etc. - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1840 Pharus Verl., Bln., 1905. 194 S., original Halbleinen mit Goldprägung., Folio. (etwas berieben u. bst./obere Kante mit genietetem Messinghaken.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A HISTORY (10 Volume Set)

      New York: The Century Co, 1905. Near Fine binding. A clean set in the publisher's green cloth binding. The set is complete in 10 volumes. The bindings are sturdy and tight, with bright gilt titling, and there are no marks in the books. Mylar has been cut to preserve each volume of the set. Near Fine binding.

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        Deutschlands Obstsorten.

      - Eckstein & Stahle Hofkunstanstalt, Stuttgart, 1905-1934. Eckstein & Stahle Hofkunstanstalt, Stuttgart, 1905-1934. L’opera completa è composta di 7 voll. in 4to, con 312 tavole cromolitografiche e numerose immagini (fotoincisioni) nel testo. Vol. VII. In 4to, pp. 276, 48 tavv. cromolit. a p. p. e num. tavv. in b/n sempre a p.p., entrambe f.t., leg. in t. tela verde con titoli in oro dorso in rilievo su fondo oro al piatto anteriore. Degna di nota è solo una perdita di colore della tela al dorso e, più leggera, al piatto anteriore. Per il resto buonissimo esemplare, fresco e completo delle bellissime tavole.

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        The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1905. Sextodecimo. Bound in recent green 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. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Charmingly bound.

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

      London: Methuen & Co, 1905. The Third Folio. Hard Cover. 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.

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        La cuisine classique, études pratiques, raisonnées et démonstratives de l`ecole française. Ouvrage illustré de 462 dessins gravés, 3700 recettes, embrassant dans son cadre toutes les prescriptions théoriques, d`après l`ordre et les principes de la grande cuisine.

       Paris, Ernest Flammarion [ca. 1905]. 18. Aufl. 2 vols. gr.-4°. LXIV, 431; 522 (1) S. mit insges. 101 Taf. in Holzstich. OLn. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Blindpräg. In sehr gutem ZustandVersand D: 4,00 EUR Kulinaria, Haushaltskunde

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        The Man of Sorrows

      The Roycrofters/Roycroft, East Aurora 1905 - Octavo, 111pp., Limited to 100 copies on Japan Vellum, of which this is #89. Bound in 3/4 light brown morocco with brown marbled boards. Beautiful & elaborate gilt tooling to spine. Silk page marker. Top edge gilt. Hand- drawn flower design to title page, hand-colored initials throughout. Includes original flannel-lined cardboard box--well worn, but did its job: this is just a fantastic copy of this volume. Fine in the original box. Box is worn [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Little Princess

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1905. Illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts. Quarto. Original blue cloth, pasted down illustrations to front board, lettering to spine gilt, gilt top edge. 12 colour plates by Ethel Franklin Betts. Light rubbing to corners, light wear to boards. A lovely copy. First edition, first printing. A beloved tale which first started as a 1888 serialised novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's Boarding School, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine. The Little Princess is an expanded and revised tale of Sara Crewe. The story of the orphaned heiress has been the basis for successful Broadway productions and several feature films which featured stars such as Mary Pickford and Shirley Temple in the role of Sara.

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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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        FREEMASON'S CODED HOLOGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT- RITUALS FOR 3 LEVELS OF MASONRY

      Manuscript 1905 - 129 pages; 129 pages of the rituals for the 3 levels of Masonry, mostly in code. Written in pencil probably circa early 1900's. Interesting. Bound in limp calf. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SAMBO AND SUSANNA

      PARKINSON, ETHEL. BLACK INTEREST. SAMBO AND SUSANNA by May Byron. London: Blackie, no date, circa 1905. Oblong 4to (11 x 7 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers rubbed some else VG+. Printed on frenchfold paper, each page of text faces a marvelous full page color illustration by ETHEL PARKINSON. The story is about stereotypically portrayed Black children who run away because their parents are so mean. Quite scarce and a great picture book.

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        Spokane Washington.

      Spokane, WA.: John W. Graham & Co.. 1905.. Color wall map, chromolithograph bird's eye view, sheet size 41 1/2 x 61 inches, mounted on linen and attached to wood rods at upper and lower edge. Light toning associated with aging of original protective lacquer coating. Overall very good, bright and clean condition. A visually stunning and detailed bird's eye view of the Spokane area, published by J.W. Graham & Co., a paper and stationery supply store. In 1898 the main commercial area of Spokane had suffered a devastating fire; along with loss of life, there had been hundreds of thousands of dollars of property damage to Spokane, including the total loss of the Graham store, then located in the Great Eastern block (built in 1890 at a cost of $250,000). A mere 7 years later J.W. Graham & Co. trumpeted the resurgence of the Inland Empire, and their business, in this huge bird's eye view image. The legend along the lower edge identifies 74 sites, including two J.W. Graham locations one of which is a warehouse; there is an inset at the upper left edge of the military post Fort Wright. .

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        Fragments D'Architecture Antique d'apres les Relevés & Restaurations des anciens Pensionnaires de L'Academie de France a Rome publiées sous la Direction de H. D'espouy. 2 Vols.

      Paris, Librairie Générale de L'Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs. Charles Massin, Éditeur, (ca. 1905). Folio. (46x32,5 cm.). 2 orig. hcloth portfolios with ties. Gilt lettering to frontcovers. A few tears to spines and a little wear to boards. (14) pp. of text and 100 fine plates in heliogravure + (8) pp. of text and 100 fine plates in heliogravure. Text and plates fine loose in the portfolios as issued

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        Kobieta i jej wdziecki (Woman and Her Charms)

      Nakladem Autora, 1905, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Edition Unstated. KLOSOWSKI, WALERY. Kobieta i jej wdziecki (Woman and Her Charms), Warsaw: Nakladem Autora, 1905. Quarto, pp. 156, beige cloth boards with gilt lettering and abstract design to front, numerous halftone photos, many tinted, text in Polish. Among a wave of naturist/pictorialist photobooks that were issued around the beginning of the 20th century, this one is in the more explicit German style, as compared with the retouched French efforts. It is a worldwide survey of young women, touching all races, with bits of ethnic costume to signal the subjects' origin. Photo size varies -- three are full-page. This volume is exceeding scarce: OCLC Worldcat locates only one, in the National Library of Poland. Not in Bertolotti's Books of Nudes. Condition of this book: Staining to boards with fraying and chipping in cloth near spine ends, hinges cracked, overall good and sound, images fine. Size: Quarto. Text is in Polish. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Photography; Poland; 1900-1920; Polish Language; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53044.

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        Icones Mycologicae ou Iconographie des Champignons de France. Principalement Discomycètes. Avec Texte descriptif.

      Librairie des sciences naturelles Paul Klincksieck Léon Lhomme successeur., Paris 1905 - Vol. I, III-IV (vol. I + III: Planches, vol IV: Texte descriptif). Paris Librairie des sciences naturelles Paul Klincksieck, Léon Lhomme, successeur. 1905-19010. 32,7x27 cm, (texte) 32,7x25 cm. VII p., 196 planches en couleurs; VII p., 171 planches en couleurs; Frontispice, XIV, 362 p. + (4) p., (3) p., (3) p., 19 p., (3) p., 20 p., 26 p., 29 p., 28 p., 24 p. Reliures demi-cuir. Volbracht 222. - Exemplaire no. 192 (tirage: environ 250 exemplaires). - Le premier volume contient les Hyménomycètes et les Gastéromycètes, le troisième volume contient les Discomycètes inoperculés suivies de celles représentant quelques Tubéracées, Sphéricées et Champignons inférieurs. - Manque le deuxième volume avec 233 planches (Discomycètes inoperculés), l'oeuvre complète contient 600 planches. - Avec une préface d'Emile Boudier, avis de l'éditeur de Léon Lhomme, une liste des souscripteurs, textes descriptifs, une liste générale des planches et la table générale alphabétique des matières. - Relié un texte (4 p.) de J. van Brummelen «Clues for the determination of the spore-sizes in Boudier's illustrated publications» (Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1969). - Entre p. 350 et 351 une liste préliminaire (4 p.), une annonce (3 p.), la liste des espèces dans la série 1 (3 p.), l'explication des planches série I (19 p.), la liste des espèces dans la série 2 (3 p.), l'explication des planches série II (20 p.), la liste des espèces dans la série III et l'explication des planches série III3 (26 p.), la liste des espèces dans la série IV et l'explication des planches série IV (29 p.), la liste des espèces dans la série V et l'explication des planches série V (28 p.), la liste des espèces dans la série VI et l'explication des planches série VI (24 p.). - Dos frottés. Quelques très rares rousseurs. Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Justine und Juliette. Justine oder Die Leiden der Tugend. Juliette oder Die Wonnen des Lasters. Ins Deutsche übertragen von Raoul Haller.

      Gedruckt im Auftrag der Subskriptions-Gesellschaft zur Herausgabe des Werkes. Ohne weitere Angaben [Privatdruck 1905]. - |4 Bände|. 8°. 433 S.; 407 S.; 270 S. und der 4. Band: 4 Bll., |103 Tafeln mit Abbildungen nach Kupfern|. Blaues Orig.-Leinen mit goldgepr. Initialen (MDS) auf Deckel und am Rücken. Eins von nur 550 handschriftlich numerierten Exemplaren für die Mitglieder der Gesellschaft. Band 1 enthält Justine oder Die Leiden der Tugend, die Bände 2 und 3 Juliette oder Die Wonnen des Lasters. Der 4. Band „enthält die gesamten Bilder des Werkes auf echtem Bütten im Ganzen 103 Illustrationen", die der Orig.-Ausgabe von 1797 auch der Reihenfolge nach folgen und die an erotisch-pornographischer Vielfalt nichts zu wünschen übrig lassen. Die Textbände gedruckt auf unbeschnittenem Spezialpapier. Nach Hayn-Got. die |erste dt. Ausgabe|, die dort bereits als vergriffen gemeldet wurde. Eine weitere Übersetzung (allerdings ohne Abb. der Kupfer) von M. Isenbiel [d.i. Dr. Fiedler] erschien 1906; lt. Englisch, Geschichte, S. 476, soll die vorliegende Übersetzung von Haller allerdings im gleichen Jahr erschienen sein. Ausgesprochen seltene Ausgabe, die die drastisch erotischen Illustrationen der Kupfer in guter Qualität wiedergibt. Einbände etwas berieben u. leicht fleckig (bei Bd. I etwas stärker) und Kapitale etwas bestossen. Innen gut, insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Sehr selten. Hayn-Got. VII, 26; Polunbi (2), 70 ("unbrauchbar zu machen"). ------------------------- |English description available on request. Traduction française sur demande.| [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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