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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD.

      NY: Century Co., 1905. Early reprint. A very fine copy, entirely clean and unworn. Original blue pictorial cloth decorated in green and silver, small octavo (5.5 x 7.5 inches), pp xvi, 294. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Ira E. Lute / Joshua Slocum / Sloop Spray Camden NJ / May 23 1906."

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        Rhopalocera Palaearctica, iconographie et description des Papillons Diurnes de la région paléarctique.

      - Florence, Roger Verity, 1905-1911. Folio (330 x 245mm). 2 volumes (bound in one). pp. lxxxvi, (2), 368; xii, with 86 (41 coloured) plates and 2 (1 coloured) maps. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettered label (head of spine worn) A scarce work published in a small edition. "Ouvrage illustré, très important, édité à Florence, de 1905 à 1911; c'est un magnifique travail, remarquablement illustré. Il est indispensable de la consulter pour toutes les études relatives aux Papilionidae et Pieridae palaearctiques" (Oberthür, Etudes Lépidopterologiques comp. vol. xi). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KATE GREENAWAY

      GREENAWAY, KATE. (GREENAWAY,KATE)illus. KATE GREENAWAY by M.H. Spielmann and G.S. Layard. London: A & C Black 1905. Large thick 4to, white cloth, top edge gilt, FINE!. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY JOHN GREENAWAY (Kate's brother), AND WITH AN ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH DONE BY GREENAWAY which is matted and bound in with John Greenaway's signature of authenticity (background of sketch is foxed). The sketch is of a little girl wearing a hat, and gazing over her shoulder. The book features much text, more than 50 color plates, plus many b&w's. This is a fabulous copy of an important book for any Greenaway collector, rarely found with the white binding so clean.

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        EDENINDIA: A TALE OF ADVENTURE.

      New York: G. W. Dillingham Company Publishers, [1905] - Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8 [9] 10-317 [318-320: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original decorated gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown and black. First edition. "Science fiction lost race adventure novel in which an inventor in an airship discovers an advanced Arctic civilization descended from some 17th century English explorers." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 22. "A wind- swept airship transports the hero to the unknown kingdom of "Edenindia", located on an island somewhere in the Canadian Arctic. The Edenindians have a utopian culture with curious customs, and know nothing of the rest of the world." - Teitler catalogue 45. "Eutopia based on a model of health stressing moderation. Few laws, no lawyers. Arbitration to settle disputes." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 133-4. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 72. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 019. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865- 1917, p. 182. The Stuart Teitler Collection of Lost Race Fiction, p. 7. Teitler 54. Bleiler (1978), p. 10. Not in Reginald. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 A-303. Inner rear hinge neatly repaired, a nearly fine copy. (151918) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS

      The Century Co., New York 1905 - Wear to extremities. Corners slightly bumped; Decorative green boards with pictorial decoration in gilt, light green, blue and white of a italian garden. Tissue guarded color plates by Maxfield Parrish ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 270 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        THE WEB OF THE PAST. By The Countess of Cromartie . Colonial Edition.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905 - Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-304 + 16-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges trimmed. Colonial 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). A couple of mild spots and a scratch on rear cover, preliminaries tanned, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. This book is scarce in any edition, 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. (#148129) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gotisches Musterbuch. Neu bearbeitet von K. Mohrmann

      Chr. H. Tauchnitz,, Leipzig 1905 - 200 Tafeln mit erläuterndem Text. Fol. (ca. 39 x 33 cm). Halbpergamentband d. Zeit mit rotem Rückentitel. VIII, 36 S. (Text). Kanten etwas bestoßen; einige Tafeln im Randbereich stärker fleckig u. m. kleinen hinterlegten Randläsuren; im unteren Randbereich durchgängig etwas wasserfleckig. Trotz der beschriebenen Mängel ein noch gutes Exemplar der seltenen

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        Tasmanians in the Transvaal War.

      Hobart: Etched and printed at "The Examiner" and "Weekly Courier" Offices, Launceston for S.G. Loone. 1905. First edition. Small 4to. [xvi], 536pp, well illustrated including small photographs of each soldier. Original purple cloth, gilt title on the upper board; the spine dulled a little, a trifle flecked around the extremities. All edges sprinkled red. Stamp of 'The Proprietors, The Examiner & Weekly Courier' on front paste-down and half-title, and another of 'W.R. Rolph & Sons' [i.e. the proprietors of the aforementioned newspapers] on verso of half-title. A very good clean copy; indeed appears unused. .

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        L'invasion de la mer. Le phare du bout du monde

      Edition originale illustrée par George Roux de 12 chromotypographies, de hors-texte en noir et de photographies de l'Algérie (certaines en couleurs).Cartonnage à un éléphant avec titre dans l'éventail. spine au phare. Second plat avec encadrement de palmettes et macaron central. Très belle plaque supérieure, sans défaut, aux ors rutilants. Second plat très bien, mais avec quelques sones sombres de salissures. Bien qu'en bel état, le spine ptésente un manque de couleur du ciel bleu dans la spine-end et des pertes d'or dans la bouée en bas. Exemplaire totalement exempt de rousseurs, parfaautograph dedication of the authorent frais.Malgré quelques défauts, très bel exemplaire. Collection hetzel Paris 1905 Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm) relié

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        Skazki Puschkina. I Bilibin. 1905

       OHFt., 20 Seiten, quer 2°, mit farbigen teils ganzseitigen Illustrationen. Umschlag leicht berieben, sonst sehr guter Zustand.Russland, Kunst, Bilibin, Märchen

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Chansonnier normand, recueil de chansons normandes du XIe siècle jusqu’à nos jours.

      A Paris, aux dépens de la Société Normande du livre illustré. 1905 - Publié par la Société Normande du Livre Illustré. Préface de Joseph L'Hopital. Table historique de A. Join-Lambert. Décoration de Ad. Giraldon. Tirage limité à 125 exemplaires (Bois et Clichés détruits) numéroté sur Vélin. Numéro 122 offert à M. Ch. Florentin-Loriot. Très bel ouvrage, au décor style « art déco » à l'intérieur. In-4 (31 X 19.5 cm). Préface 42 pages de Joseph L'Hopital, les chansons normandes 112 pages , table historique 22 pages. Exemplaire très bien conservé et rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Cantique des Cantiques qui est sur Salomon

      Edition originale de la traduction littérale, mise en scène jouée pour la première à Paris le 22 Mai 1905 par Jean de Bonnefon, imprimée à 517 exemplaires, le nôtre non justifié sur vergé.Premier tirage des gravures de Franz Kupka, lettrines et encadrement

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        Rip Van Winkle

      1905. first edition. First Trade EditionFifty-One Mounted Color Plates[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905. First Trade Edition. Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches; 251 x 184 mm.). viii, 57, [1 blank], [2]pp. Color frontispiece and fifty color plates mounted with lettered tissue guards.Publishers green cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt on front cover and lettered in gilt on spine, plain green endpapers, all edges stained green. Preliminary text leaves foxed, otherwise an excellent copy.Around the middle of 1904... Ernest Brown & Phillips commissioned 50 color illustrations to Rip Van Winkle, and purchased the originals and all rights for 300 guineas. The publishing rights were then resold in a complicated deal to Heinemann, before the illustrations were exhibited at Brown and Phillips' Leicester Galleries... Most of the Rip drawings were sold at the exhibition, and by October they had all found purchasers."Brown and Phillips' investment, made secure by the keenness of Rackham's purchasers, was not let down by the reviews his work received."... When, in September 1905, Rip Van Winkle was published, comparisons between Rackham and German artists [i.e. Dürer and Joseph Sattler] continued to be voiced, The Times remarking on 'the marvel of his Düreresque detail.'"... The 51 illustrations, for a story of not more than five thousand words, enables the story to be told twice, once through Irving's words, and once again, image by image, through Rackham's pictures... In his illustrations, Rackham pays homage not only to Dürer, Cruikshank and Dutch seventeenth-century painting, but to contemporary artists, too..." (Hamilton)."... But the first work that greatly advanced his fame in the years immediately following his marriage was his edition of Rip Van Winkle… This lovely book decisively established Rackham as the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period... The deluxe edition of the book was fully subscribed before the [Leicester Galleries] exhibition closed" (Hudson).Latimore and Haskell p. 26. Riall pp. 69/70. Gettings p. 176. Hamilton pp. 68. Hudson pp. 57, 167. Hudson, p. 180 (Rackham bookplate).

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        The Drift of Buddhism From India to the Mongols and Thibet.

      London: Robert Banks and son, 1905., 1905. Octavo. Bound in paper covers; originally priced at 6d. With a coloured folding map showing the distribution of world religions. The paper cover is somewhat worn, with some small tears to joints, also somewhat tanned. Largely free from spotting, though with some rust spots where the staples have rusted. The coloured map has been neatly repaired along one fold with archival tape. This pamphlet provides an insight into early perspectives on the newly explored Tibetan plateaux, and speculates about the history of the spread of Buddhism across the Asian continent. Fraser was very interested in psychical research, and is principally known for his "Darkness and Light in the Land of Egypt", which examined wellsprings of invisible energy in the physical world. His view on the success and spread of Buddhism is as partial as one might expect in this period, and, though he cites a number of divergent scholarly views, Fraser argues that 'Buddhism and Braminism are essentially the same belief'. He similarly believes the 'sacred literature of the Hindoos' to be of 'comparatively recent date', and that Buddhism and Druidism share the same ancestral roots. This partiality is further evinced in the map of world religions, which divides the world into Christianity, Buddhism, Mohammedism, and pagan religions. However, Fraser expresses concern that Buddhism is 'waking up', and will soon be a force in the world, as it was when Gengis Khan was coerced by a 'secret posse of priestly advisors'. According to Fraser, half the world's population is Buddhist, so this constitutes a very clear and present danger. It is unclear whether this account was written before the Boxer Rebellion, as no mention is made of the anti-Christian sentiment displayed by the Yihetuan, nor to the specifics of the current Manchu governing dynasty, including the Guangxu Emperor or the Empress Dowager Cixi.

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        An Eye for an Eye, First Edition. Inscribed by Darrow

      1905. Inscribed by Darrow to a Fellow Criminal Defense Attorney Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. An Eye for an Eye. New York: Fox, Duffield & Company, 1905. 213 pp. Original cloth, gilt titles to front board and spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners and spine ends bumped, a few tiny stains, some fading to sections of boards and spine, rear hinge starting. Author inscription to front endleaf, light toning to text, negligible foxing to a few leaves. * First edition. Darrow's only fictional work, aside from his autobiographical novel, Farmington, published in 1904. It tells the story of Jim Jackson, who struggles with poverty and harsh circumstances, before finally murdering his wife in a fit of rage. Faced with the gallows, Jackson confesses: "If ther'd been forty scaffolds right before my eyes, I'd have brought down the poker just the same." Darrow's novel is a sociological polemic which foreshadows such later works as Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Abe Ravitz, in his Clarence Darrow and the American Literary Tradition, observed that An Eye for an Eye was worthy of a trophy not only for sociological veracity but also for genuine literary achievement. This copy was inscribed "with the regards of his friend and admirer" to James K. Jones, a lawyer in Washington, DC, who often served in criminal cases. The University of Minnesota owns the letter in which he acknowledges receipt of Darrow's book. Jones praises it as "a vivid and truthful picture...of much that comes along in many a poor devil's life... [It] turns light on places where light was needed." Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 55.

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

      A STUNNING AND MOST LOVELY SET OF WOODCUT COLOR PRINTS Kyoto 1905, - Yamada. Brown silk covered boards, cover edgesworn, rubbed, contents clean, solid, accordion folded book,26 double-page woodcut illustrations, each by a differentbut famous artist, 16.5 x 24 cm., very good. S C A R C E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Fleurettens Purpurschnecke : Erotische Lieder und Gedichte aus dem Achtzehnten Jahrhundert ; Gesammelt und hrsg. von Franciscus Amadeus M. A. Er. (Franz Blei) Mit Zeichnungen von Franz von Bayros

      Paphos im Jahr der Cythere 5091 [1905] - Orig. Pergamin : Nr. 460 v. 500 Ex., Pergamin an Außengelenken z.T. geplatz u. an den Ecken abgerieben, Buchdeckel nach außen gebogen, Einband etwas angeschmutzt u. fleckig, Seiten etwas nachgedunkelt, sonst tadellos, XX, 131 Blatt, Mit 20 Zeichn. von Franz von Bayros ; 23 x 30 cm 2000 g.

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        La troisième jeunesse de madame Prune

      Calmann Lévy 1905 - - Calmann Lévy, Paris s.d. (1905), 13x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers après 20 Japon. Dos fendillé et légèrement décoloré, agréable état intérieur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur Holland papere, seuls grands papiers après 20 Japon. spine fendillé et légèrement décoloré, agréable état intérieur. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Der Morgen. Farbholzschnitt.

       Um 1905. Signiert \"Carl-Alexander Brendel\", nummeriert und bezeichnet \"Orig. Holzschnitt, Handabzug Nr. 37./50. Druck auf breitrandigem China. 37 x 47 cm. Papier: 44,5 x 51,5 cm. Großformatiger Holzschnitt in wirkunsvollem, zarten Kolorit. Exemplar 37/50. - Der Maler, Holzschneider und Illustrator von Kinderbüchern, Karl Alexander Brendel, war Sohn des Malers Albert Brendel. 1894–1899 besuchte er die Fürstliche freie Zeichenschule Weimar. Es folgten Studienjahre in Paris und Berlin, dort war er 1905 bis 1911 ein Meisterschüler von Albert Hertel und Paul Friedrich Meyerheim.1921-1924 lehrte Brendel als Professor an der Großherzoglich-Sächsischen Kunstschule in Weimar. - Schwache Knickspuren in der oberen linken Ecke. Minimale Braunfleckchen im Rand. Oberer Rand 3 cm umgeknickt. Lose auf Karton (mit Trockenstempel \"Saturn\" montiert. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Farbholzschnitt, Holzschnitt, Jahrhundertwende, um 1900, Tageszeiten, Der Morgen, Jugendstil,

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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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        Geistiges Deutschland. Deutsche Zeitgenossen auf dem Gebiete der Litteratur, Wissenschaften und Musik. Portraits: Behring, Bergmann, Brennecke, Dahn, Crede, Czerny, Esmarch, Ewald, Fasbender, Foerster, Freund, Fürbringer, Gaertner, Geffcken, Gierke, Grawitz, Gutzeit, Haeckel, Helferich, Hirschberg, Israel, Koch, Kölliker, Knauss, Körte, Krafft-Ebing, Küster, Kussmaul, Landau, Landerer, Lassar, Leube, Leyden, Liebreich, Liszt, Loeffler, Madelung, Mering, Mommsen und andere.

      Adolf Ecksteins Verlag Berlin-Charlottenburg oJ - . Roter Ganzleineneinband mit Tiefprägung auf Deckel, 47 x 31 cm, unpaginiert, 2 Blatt, 61 Portraittafeln und 60 Biographien, ca. 1905. * Einband mit starken Gebrauchsspuren und am Rücken mit Fehlstelle, innen gut erhalten, Namen auf dem Vorsatzblatt und ein Stempel, (möglicherweisen fehlen einige Portraits und Biographien). Auf dem Titelblatt Widmung von Hertha Küster an die Burschenschaft "Obotrizia" (in Erinnerung an Konrad Küster) Weihnachten 1931. (K0c). 5000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Songs of the Valiant Voivode and Other Strange Folk-Lore for the First Time Collected From Roumanian Peasants and Set Forth in English

      Harper and Brothers, London and New York 1905 - 8vo. xii,238pp. Green cloth with gold-samped Art Nouveau design on front and spine, including title in gold on spine. According to the compiler, Vacaresco, this volume is made up of "tales and legends of our dear country (Romania) .[collected while] wander[ing] from village to village," none of which have ever been in print before. Spine slightly sunned. Overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Annuaire Illustré de la Cochinchine pour 1905

      Saigon, Claude & Cie, Editeurs, 1905. - 1 volume in-8, 544-15 pp., reliure moderne plein cuir brun, couvertures illustrées conservées, très bon état. L'ouvrage est enrichi de nombreuses illustrations à pleine page. Rare annuaire illustré de la Cochinchine, à l'aube du XXe siècle.

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

      Yokohama: Max Nossler; London: Probsthain, 1905. 2nd ed. [so stated on title-page]. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 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.

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        THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS A Christmas Carol; The Chimes: A Goblin Story; The Cricket On The Hearth: A Fairy Tale Of Home; The Battle Of Life: A Love Story; The Haunted Man and The Ghosts Bargain

      London: J. M. Dent. 1905-1907. Complete in five volumes. Publisher's deluxe bindings of full vellum with gilt decoration and titles to the upper board and spine. A beautiful set of Charles Dickens?' Christmas books, each volume with 8 full page colour illustrations and 9 black and white line drawings throughout the text by C. E. Brock. Very good or better copies, the vellum bindings without chips or tears and showing only light rubbing and darkening at the extremities. The gilt remains bright and sharp. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. There is a little spotting to the prelims and either one or two bookplates to the pastedown or endpaper of each volume. All of the illustrations are present as called for and in fine condition. An excellent set, scarce in this deluxe edition. 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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        A commemorative tray made from copper sheathing recovered from Horatio Nelson's flagship, the H.M.S. Victory

      n.p., 1905. 12" diameter. "A commemorative copper plate, 12"" diameter, from the 1905 centenary of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson?s death, cast in copper from H.M.S. Victory, Horatio Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, with the engraved title: ""CENTENARY MOMENTO"" bearing the identification: ""Nelson's Victory Presented by the British & Foreign Sailor's Society Containing Victory Copper from Lords of Admiralty"" The copper plate is engraved on the recto with a large anchor and a depiction of the H.M.S. Victory at center. The verso bears an inscription: ?To David From Grandma Styles.? Minor dent at top rim and light oxidation.Following the battle of Trafalgar, the H.M.S. Victory was badly damaged and could not return under the power of its own sail. After delivering Nelson's body to London, the Victory was repaired and remained in active service until 1812 when she was moored at Portsmouth. The ship served as a training ship for some time but by the turn of the 20th century, it had deteriorated so badly that in 1910 a group of enthusiasts established the Society for Nautical Research to help fund restoration of the ship which was finally completed well after the close of the Second World War (the last repairs were not completed until 2005, just in time for the bicentennial of Trafalgar). Today, it is the oldest commissioned warship in the world and attracts over 350,000 visitors as a museum ship. To help fund its restoration efforts, the Society for Nautical Research took unusable parts, including nails and copper sheathing, and melted them down to be refashioned as souvenirs. Provenance: British Foreign Sailors Society; obtained by the War Museum from a prominent British naval family collection, which had additionally featured relics from the noted Benjamin Hill Collection?"that holding included one of the largest swatches of Nelson's ensign that flew at Trafalgar in private hands. Some of these relics were featured in a recently-published peer-reviewed article, a copy of which has been included for reference."

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        Paradise Lost Illustrated by Gustave Dore Edited, with Notes and a Life of Milton by Robert Vaughan

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, n.d. (c.1905)., 1905. Folio. pp.lxii; 329. Publisher's original dark brown cloth pictiorially blocked in silver and gilt, attractively respined and cornered in brown morocco, gilt. Illustrated with 50 black and white plates by Dore, all with captioned tissue guard. Plate XI bound in opposite p.78 rather than the listed p.74. Internally clean, wide margins, a handsome copy. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter. Illustrated.

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905., 39. 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. Wheelock p10

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        A Christmas Carol in Prose Being A Ghost Story of Christmas.

      London: J. M. Dent; New York: E. P. Dutton., [1905]. Octavo (177 x 110 mm). Finely bound by Riviere & Son in green morocco, spine gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt lettered in two panels, front board with morocco onlay in seven colours of Mr and Mrs Fezziwig dancing, gilt panels to boards with holly and mistletoe tools, triple fillets with leaf cornerpieces gilt to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a green cloth slipcase. Eight colour plates including frontispiece and black and white illustrations in the text by C. E. Brock. Contemporary book label to initial blank. Spine a little darkened, extremities lightly rubbed; slipcase lightly faded and with one corner starting to fray. An excellent copy. First Brock edition of Dickens's first and most enduring Christmas gift book which was first published in 1843. A lovely copy in a delightful onlay binding by Riviere & Son.

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        RAMROD JONES, HUNTER AND PATRIOT A TALE OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION AGAINST MEXICO [manuscript title]

      [Austin, Tx, 1905. Folio. Light soiling, confined primarily to exterior leaves. Some light age toning. With authorial corrections throughout. Very good. In a brown half morocco box. Original draft of the novel, written when Clint Brown was an undergraduate at the University of Texas. Brown's conceit is that he has uncovered a manuscript written by Robert Blalock, a firsthand account by a young man who joins the Texas Revolution under the protection of an experienced backwoodsman, Ramrod Jones. It was published in 1905 by the Saalfield Publishing Co. in New York. This draft differs from the published version in various ways, and includes corrections by the author as well as the main draft. Clinton Giddings Brown went on to become District Attorney of San Antonio (1911-13) and then mayor of San Antonio (1913-16). He continued to practice law until he retired, and published a book about his law cases entitled YOU MAY TAKE THE WITNESS (1955). OCLC lists only fifteen copies of the printed version of the present work.

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        Skazki Pushkina. Skazka o tsare Saltane, o syne evo slavnom i moguchem bogatyre, knyaze Gvidone Saltanovich, i o prekrasnoy tsarevne Lebedi. Risunki I. Bilibina

      Ekspeditsiya Zagotovleniya Gosudarstvennych Bumag 1905 OHFt., 20 Seiten, quer 2°, mit 5 ganzseitigen farb. Illustrationen, farb. Titel und Textillustrationen. Umschlag leicht berieben und minimal abgegriffen. Bindung vom Umschlag getrennt. Innen in sehr gutem Zustand. Selten, sehr guter Zustand.Russland, Kinderbücher-Märchen, Kunst, Bilibin

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        Kipps.

      London: Macmillan,, 1905. The Story of a Simple Soul. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to front board and spine gilt, decoration blocked in blind to front board, top edge gilt. Spine a little faded, minor wear to tips, endleaves foxed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, second state of the ads dated 10.10.05. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Henry Newbolt, from H. G. Wells", together with a sketch of a laurel wreath. Between 1900 and 1905 Newbolt was the editor of the Monthly Review, where he enthusiastically reviewed Wells's The Sea Lady in 1902. A flattered Wells invited Newbolt to join the Co-efficients dining club, which had been set up by Sidney and Beatrice Webb that year, "'for politicians to meet thinkers'", and included other Edwardian luminaries such as Bertrand Russell, Sir Edward Grey and Alfred Milner. "Newbolt's intimate (if brief) friendship with H.G. Wells was one of the most surprising results of his stint as an editor" (Playing the game: a biography of Sir Henry Newbolt, p. 137).

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        Le cantique des cantiques qui est sur Salomon. Traduit littéralement et remis a la scène par Jean de Bonnefon. A éte pour la première fois a Paris le 22 Mai 1905. Illustrations de F. Kupka.

       Paris, Librairie Universelle (1905). 2°. 82 (2) S. Mit ill. Tit., 6 (dav. 4 ganzseit .) Holzschn., 2 Vign., 14 Initalien u. farb. Buchschmuck v. Frantisek Kupka. OKart. Mit 2-farb. Einbandill. Rü. u. Kanten fachgerecht restaur.Carteret I, 268 - Eines von 500 Expl. (GA 517) auf Büttenpapier. Entgegen dem Druckvermerk nicht signiert. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Illustrierte Bücher

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann,, 1905. Quarto (250 x 183 mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 51 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues, bound in at the back. An excellent copy. First Rackham edition, first printing. A beautifully bound copy.

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        Cantabrigia illustrata,

      Macmillan and Bowes. Very Good. 1905. Hardback. Please note that this is a heavy item and will require extra postage for international shipping.; Green cloth boards, scored on back, rubbing on edges and corners. Some yellowing to fore and end pages, also foxing to top and bottom edge of first illustrated page (p.15) which has its protective greaseproof covering page intact. Otherwise all pages, text and illustrations, very clean, bright and unmarked. 1905 reprint of 1690 original, with 34 line drawings of Cambridge colleges. .

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        The Tao Teh King: A Short Study in Comparative Religion

      Chicago: Theosophical Book Concern, 1905 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 23.7*16.1cm, xx,134p. Book spine ends rubbed, bright gilt lettering to front board, clean endpapers and internal pages. Overall very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fidus. - "Sturzwellen".

      - Zeichnung / Federzeichnung, in schwarzer Tusche, auf Papier, 1905/1906. Von Fidus. 11,5 x 20,0 cm (Darstellung) / 14 x 23 cm (Blatt) / 20 x 29 cm (Trägerkarton). Links unten in schwarzer Feder monogrammiert: "F". Unterhalb der Darstellung eigenhändig betitelt. Auf dem Trägerkarton Sammlernotiz in Bleistift: "Originalfederzeichnung (.) von Fidus". - Vorzeichnung zur 1906 in der Münchner Wochenzeitschrift "Jugend" (Nr. 11, Band 1) veröffentlichten Heliogravure. - Papier etwas gebräunt. Die Ecken leicht knickspurig. Original auf Trägerkarton montiert. Gut erhalten. Fidus (1868 Lübeck - 1948 Woltersdorf / Berlin). Eigentlich Hugo Höppener. Deutscher Maler, Zeichner und Buchillustrator. Bedeutender Vertreter der reformerischen Jugendbewegung vor dem 2. Weltkrieg. Aus seiner naturreligiösen und lichtmystischen Haltung formte er einen spezifischen Jugendstil.

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        Deutschlands Obstsorten. Vorhandene Lieferungen in 2 Bänden gebunden.

      Stuttgart: Eckstein & Stähle,, 1905 - 1930. Band I. Äpfel und Birnen mit 84 Chromolithographien (Frucht) + zahlreiche sw Abbildungen (Baum/Strauch) mit meist mehrseitigem begleitendem Text. / Band II: Beeren , Birnen, Kirschen, Äpfel, Zwetschgen, Mirabellen.....mit 74 Chromolithographien (Frucht) + zahlreiche sw Abbildungen (Baum/Strauch) mit meist mehrseitigem begleitendem Text. 30 x 23 cm Halbleder, Lederecken. Sehr gute, saubere Exemplare. Keinerlei Eintrag. Wirken ungelesen. Tafeln und Seiten Tadellos erhalten. Kein Titelblatt aber einzelne Vorworte und Einführungen z. B. zur Stachelbeeren, Johannisbeeren..... (wohl zu den Lieferungen). Einbände mit minimalen Spuren. 1 Ecke leicht bestossen. Folgende Obstsorten sind enthalten: INHALT die Sorten sind nummeriert. BAND I: Äpfel und Birnen: 1. Gravensteiner / 2. Prinzenapfel / 3. Goldpärmäne / 4. Schöner von Boskoop / 5. Canada-Renette / 6. Cox Orangen-Renette / 7. Muskat-Renette / 8. Ribston Pepping / 9. Gelber Bellefleur / 10. Roter Bellefleur / 11. Adersleber Calvill / 12. Grosse Casseler Renette / 13. Gute Graue / 14. Gute Louise von Avranches / 15. Köstliche von Charneu / 16. Birne von Tongre / 17. Boscs Flaschenbirne / 18. Dr. Jules Guyot / 19. Williams Christbirne / 20. Amanlis Butterbirne / 21. Grumkovwer Butterbirne / 22. Nordhäuser Winer-Forellenbirne / 23. Hardenponts Winterbutterbirne / 24. Napoleons Butterbirne / 25. Weisser Winter-Kalvill / 26. Gelber Edelapfel (Golden noble) / 27. Ananas Renette / 28. Boikenapfel / 29. Landsberger Renette / 30. Baumanns Renette / 31. Herzogin von Angouleme / 32. Diels Butterbinre / 33. Madame Verte / 34. Clairgenaus Butterbirne / 35. Josephine von Mecheln / 36. Esperens Bergamotte / 37. Lord Suffield / 38. Grahams Jubiläumsapfel / 39. Lord Grosverno / 40. Charlamowsky / 41. Apfel aus Croncels / 42. Kaiser Alexander / 43. Danziger Kanatapfel / 44. Geflammter Cardinal / 45. Minister von Hammerstein / 46. Atlantaapfel / 47. Gelber Richard / 48. Roter Eiserapfel / 49. Sommer-Eierbirne oder Bestebirne / 50. Peteresbirne / 51. Grüne Sommer-Magdalene / 52. Leipziger Rettigbirne / 53. Vereins-Dechantsbirne / 54. Gellerts Butterbirne / 55. Holzfarbige Butterbirne / 56. Marie Luise / 57. Edelcrassane / 58. Olivier des Serres / 59. Winter Dechantsbirne / 60. Winter-Nelis / 61. Muskatellerbirne / 62. Clapps Liebling / 63. Stuttgarter Gaishirtle / 64. Andenken an den Kongress / 65. Pastorenbirne / 66. Kuhfuss / 67. Grosser rheinischer Bohnapfel / 68. Rote Sterrenette / 69. Jakob Lebel / 70. London Pepping / 71. Graue Herbstrenette / 72. Graue französische Renette / 73. Weisser Klarapfel / 74. Roter Herbst-Kalvill / 75. Halberstädter Jungfernapfel / 76. Bismarckapfel / 77. Goldrenette v. Blenheim / 78. Harberts Renette / 79. Kaiser Wilhelm / 80. Pommerscher Krummstiel / 81. Weisser Winter-Taffeltapfel / 82. Champagner-Renette / 83. Parkers Pepping / 84. Königlicher Kurzstiel. ----------------- BAND II: Stachelbeeren :85. Rote Triumphbeere / 86. Sämling von Maurer / 87. Früheste gelbe / 88. Grüne Riesenbeere / 89. Beste Grüne / 90. Grüne Flaschenbeere / 91. Weisse Triumphbeere / / 92. Weisse volltragende / Johannisbeeren: 93. Rote Holländische / 94. Rote Versailler / 95. Weisse Holländische / 96. Lee\'s Schwarze / Birnen: 97. Prinzessin Marianne / 98. Neue Poiteau / 99. Esperens Herrenbirne / 100. Hofratsbirne / 101. Liegels Winter-Butterbirne / 102. Forellenbirne / 103. Weisse Herbst-Butterbirne / 104. Blumenbachs Butterbirne / 105. Le Lectier / 106. Präsident Drouard / 107. Baronsbirne / 108. Grosser Katzenkopf / Kirschen: 109. Früheste der Mark / 110. Kassins Frühe / 111. Türkine / 112. Kunzes Kirsche / 113. Dankelmann / 114. Rote Maikirsche / 115. Diemitzer Amarelle / 116. Königliche Amarelle / 117. Königliche Hortensie / 118. Ostheimer Weichsel / 119. Lucienkirsche / 120. Eltonkirsche / Äpfel: 121. Roter Gravensteiner / 122. Cellini / 123. Schöner aus Pontoise / 124. Nathusius Taubenapfel / 125. Peasoods Goldrenette / 126. Grossherzog Friedrich von Baden / 127. Signe Tillish / 128. Tiefblüte / 129. von Zuccalmaglios-Renette / 130. Königinapfel (The Queen) / 131. Gloria mundi / 132. Ontarioapfel / Kirschen: 133. Grosse Germersorfer Knorpelkirsche / 134. Büttners späte rote Knorpelkirsche / 135. Grosse schwarze Knorpelkirsche / 136. Schneiders späte Knorpelkirsche / 137. Hedelfinger Riesenkirsche / 138. Dönissens gelbe Knorpelkirsche / 139. Schöne von Chatenay / 140. Kochs verbesserte Ostheimer Weichsel / 141. Grosse Gobet / 142. Grosse lange Lotkirsche / 143. Fromms Herzkirsche / 144. Landele / Birnen: 145. Bunte Julibirne / 146. Frühe von Trevoux / 147. marguerite Marillat / 148. Doppelte Philippsbirne / 149. Minister Dr. Lucius / 150. Madame Treyve / 151. Alexander Lucas / 152. Six Butterbirne / 153. Geheimrat Dr. Thiel / 154. Pitmaston / 155. Charles Cognee / 156. Sievernicher Mostbirne / Zwetschen + Pflaumen: 157. Bühler Frühlingszwetsche / 158. The Czar / 159. Ontoariopflaume / 160. Wangenheims Frühzwetsche / 161. Königin Viktoria / 162. Jefferson / 163. Mirabelle von Nancy / 164. Herrenhäuser Mirabelle / 165. Große grüne Reineclaude. / 166. Kirkes Pflaume / 167. Italienische Zwetsche / 168. Hauszwetsche, auch gemeine Zwetsche. V Versand D: 4,80 EUR

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        Les fleurs du mal (in 2 Bänden), (IN FRANZÖSISCHER SPRACHE)

      Paris, Ambroise Vollard, mit je einem 2-farbigen Vortitel mit fast blattgroßer Vignette, einem illustrierten Titel, 36 Original-Holzschnitten und zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Vignetten von Emile Bernard, 12 Bl., 314 S., 6 Bl.; 9 Bl., S. 317-543, 8 Bl., 26x33, helle illustriertes und goldgeprägtes O Pgmt mit Kopfgoldschitt und je 2 goldgeprägten Vignetten auf Vorder- und Rückendecke SCHÖNE EXEMPLARE Nr. 123 von 200 (GA 250) im Impressum nummerierten Exemplaren auf Vélin d\'Arches. Erstmals 1905 mit Holzschnitten von Bernard erschienen, hier in der erweiterten Ausgabe sowie eingebundener illustrierter Original-Broschur. Am Ende des 2. Bandes sind zusätzlich je ein doppeltes Blatt des 1. und 2. Bandes mit eingebunden Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ku 44510

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        Reisen in Celebes Ausgefuehrt in den Jahren 1893-1896 und 1902-1903

      White Lotus, Wurzburg 1905 - Reisen in Celebes Ausgefuehrt in den Jahren 1893-1896 und 1902-1903 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jack Churchhouse = signiert in: the Pamir under the New Zealand Ensign, Großband, 284 Seiten, tolle Bilder, Text english, Geschichte des späteren deutschen Großseglers in der Zeit 1905-1957

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        A MAINSAIL HAUL .

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1905 - Small octavo, pp. [1-13] 14-128 [129-130: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], frontispiece illustration by Jack B. Yeats, title page printed in red and black, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A mixed collection of short fiction including fantastic sailor's yarns of the "tall tale" variety, a lively assortment of ghosts and devils, drawn from traditional sources. "Excellent material. The folk tales have an air of authenticity, and the more formal stories . are imaginative and nicely handled." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1121. A cornerstone of Edwardian supernatural fiction. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), pp. 628-29. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Some loss of the delicate white enamel stamping on the spine panel, else a fine copy. An uncommon book. (#149917) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Eye for an Eye, First Edition. Inscribed by Darrow

      1905. Inscribed by Darrow to a Fellow Criminal Defense Attorney Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. An Eye for an Eye. New York: Fox, Duffield & Company, 1905. 213 pp. Original cloth, gilt titles to front board and spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners and spine ends bumped, a few tiny stains, some fading to sections of boards and spine, rear hinge starting. Author inscription to front endleaf, light toning to text, negligible foxing to a few leaves. $1,750. * First edition. Darrow's only fictional work, aside from his autobiographical novel, Farmington, published in 1904. It tells the story of Jim Jackson, who struggles with poverty and harsh circumstances, before finally murdering his wife in a fit of rage. Faced with the gallows, Jackson confesses: "If ther'd been forty scaffolds right before my eyes, I'd have brought down the poker just the same." Darrow's novel is a sociological polemic which foreshadows such later works as Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Abe Ravitz, in his Clarence Darrow and the American Literary Tradition, observed that An Eye for an Eye was worthy of a trophy not only for sociological veracity but also for genuine literary achievement. This copy was inscribed "with the regards of his friend and admirer" to James K. Jones, a lawyer in Washington, DC, who often served in criminal cases. The University of Minnesota owns the letter in which he acknowledges receipt of Darrow's book. Jones praises it as "a vivid and truthful picture...of much that comes along in many a poor devil's life... [It] turns light on places where light was needed." Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 55.

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        The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation: Made by Sea or Over-land to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any Time Within the Compasse of these 1600 Years

      James MacLehose and Company, Glasgow 1905 - Limited edition. Octavo. Blue cloth gilt, top edge gilt, uncut edges, fold-out maps and illustrations. Foxing to most volumes, mostly along fore-edges, toning to endpapers, else a near fine and attractive set. A tasteful reprint of Richard Hakluyt's work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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