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        A VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND MANUSCRIPT PROCLAMATION ON PAPER GIVING THANKS FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF GURAHUMORA TO KONRAD, PRINCE OF HOHENLOHE-SCHILLINGSFÜRST, FOR HIS SERVICES TO THE CITY

      July, 1905. n. Hardcover. Pigskin and Enamel for a German Wedding, ca. 1905. 410 x 315 mm (16 x 12 3/4 "). [3] leaves. VERY IMPRESSIVE CONTEMPORARY PIGSKIN over wooden boards, ELABORATELY DECORATED IN GILT AND ENAMEL, raised and hatched gilt border with tangent cornerpieces of gilt (including curled ribbons in relief) and red, white, and blue enamel, the decoration in a stylized rococo manner, this frame around a central sunken lobed panel with a similarly enameled and gilded armorial centerpiece with royal crown and cipher, decorative tassels made of gilt thread. Very elaborate red calligraphic initials. The text in red and blue Fraktur with decorative border in black; third leaf signed in ink by each of the city fathers and stamped with the seal of Gurahumora. Some trivial soiling to pigskin, equally trivial pinpoint foxing internally, but a very pleasing specimen of this genre of grand acknowledgement, in fine overall condition, and with gilt and enamel extraordinarily bright and clean. This unique, ornate item is a proclamation by the municipality of Gurahumora thanking its governor, Prince Konrad, for promoting the town's interests. It is beautifully written out and covered in a style grandiose enough for royalty. Konrad Maria Eusebius Prinz zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1863-1918) was an Austrian aristocrat and one of the most prominent politicians in the Austro-Hungarian empire of his time. During the years 1904-06, he was governor of the three Crown lands of the Austrian Littoral, which included Trieste, its capital. Prior to Prince Konrad's intercession with Emperor Franz Joseph I on its behalf in March of 1905, Gurahumora was a backwater marketplace. Through the prince's efforts, Gurahumora had its municipal status officially upgraded, and here the town leaders humbly extend their thanks. Our binding is a minor monument of royal Teutonic grandeur, the bright white, blood-red, and sky-blue enamel work vivid, well wrought, and appropriately splendid. It is an altogether appealing example suggestive of Imperial grandeur prior to the defeat of the Austro-Hungarian empire in World War I and its subsequent collapse.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        AN ARISTOCRATIC AUSTRIAN WEDDING MOMENTO

      ca. first decade of the, 1905. n. Hardcover. 410 x 320 mm (16 x 12 1/4 "). [2] leaves (blank). ORNATELY ADORNED EARLY 20TH CENTURY PIGSKIN OVER SUBSTANTIAL BOARDS, covers with decoratively stamped gilded brass frame enclosing intricate pierced brass and tri-color cloisonné cornerpieces, the center of the upper board with a sunken panel featuring a sculpted scene of painted porcelain enamel under beveled glass depicting an 18th century wedding of a very young couple, with putti holding the bride's train, the scene framed in brass and garlanded with pressed tin ribbons and brass rosettes, the cover also with a blank escutcheon of brass and pressed tin below; gilt thread tassel with (empty) gilded brass skippet, blue silk satin endleaves. Lower board slightly soiled, otherwise AN OPULENT NUPTIAL ARTIFACT IN VERY FINE CONDITION. This is an extravagant memento of a wedding between members of the Austrian aristocracy during the final years of the Habsburg monarchy. The two leaves on glossy card stock may have been intended to present a mounted invitation, wedding photograph, or other such keepsake. The volume is a testament to Teutonic craftsmanship and pride. First employed commercially in Austria and Germany in the 1850s, porcelain (or vitreous) enamel was expensive to produce, and its use on a book cover was a particularly lavish element at the time this binding was made (in later years, industrial advances led to somewhat lower costs). Our enameled tableau is quite charming, with delicate composition and still-vivid coloring, its young figures drawn in a style reminiscent of Kate Greenaway. The result is a little show--and conversation--piece. It is unknown how many of these mementos were produced, but it cannot have been many, and the survivors--especially in the fine condition seen here--are uncommonly encountered.

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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. 139889

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        The Story of the Tweed. Limited Edition

      London: James Nisbet & Co. VG : in overall very good condition without dust jacket. Browning to eps. Untrimmed. Teg. 1905. Limited Edition [105/375]. Green embossed hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering. 400mm x 300mm (16" x 12"). 270pp. Vignette title and 20 tissue-guarded full page plates with engravings by T. and R. Annan and Sons. Contents: Tweeds Well to Drummelzier; Biggarfoot to Etrick Water; Ettricka dn Yarrow; Abbotsford Melrose and Eildon; Lauderdale to Dryburgh; Mertoun to Kelso; Teviotdale and Borthwick Water; Slitrig to Jed Water; Jedburgh; Kalemouth to Coldstream; Northam Castle and Whitadder; Berwick-on-Tweed; Tweedside Angling. .

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        Nouveaux Modèles de Tombeaux. Par Raoul Brandon, Architecte, Professeur de la Ville de Paris, Premier prix en concours public, et E. Delrieu, Dessinateur. Avec le Concours de Divers Architectes, Dessinateurs, Sculpteurs, Entrepreneurs, etc

      Dourdan (Seine-et-Oise): Ch. Joliot, Éditeur, (c. 1905). Folio, original cream board portfolio, printed & decorated in green; backed in maroon cloth, silk ties; containing four uncut, folded leaves of text, comprising 32 pp. + 80 chromolithographic plates (nos. 58-59 combined as a single large folding plate). Portfolio soiled and somewhat worn; marginal spotting to text; the plates very good. First Edition of this fascinating and compelling survey of the architecture of death during the époque of Beaux Arts design. Raoul Brandon (1878-1941) was an esteemed architect and professor whose works included the main post office in his native Chartres and a department store and the stock exchange in Cairo. This portfolio covers a broad range of contemporary tombs, monuments, sarcophaguses, funerary sculptures, etc., printed in suitably muted colors and including many details and sections. Browsing through these very good plates offers the same sort of macabre pleasure as strolling through one of the magnificent cemeteries of Paris. The text includes a title-page; 27 pages of descriptive text, often greatly detailed; a plate list; and two pages of publisher's ads. Very scarce: no copies at auction since 1975, or currently online. OCLC locates one copy.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Novels of the Sisters Bronte. The works include: Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Shirley, Villette, etc

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1905., 1905. The Thornton Edition. 12 volumes; 8vo. Illustrated. Handsomely bound in recent brown half morocco with burgundy title label, gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines, brown cloth boards; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A little foxing to the general title pages and light and occasional to edges. A very attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        [Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. Memorial Book for Dr. R. Allison Miller]

      [Philadelphia]: [Penn Mutual Insurance Company], (1905). Hardcover. Near fine. 4to. Full gilt leather with five raised bands. Silk moire endpapers, with elaborately gilt leather overlap to paste-downs. In original matching slipcase. Five full-color, expertly engrossed pages with blanks surrounding, plus half-title and several blank prelims. Generally near fine with touches of rubbing here and there. A bit musty; four water spots to slipcase only. Some offsetting to surrounding blank pages and a few faint ink smudges to last couple of pages. Near fine. A sumptuous and gorgeous production commissioned by Penn Mutual Insurance on the death of its first president, Dr. R. Allison Miller. Dr. Miller, a dentist in Huntingdon PA before becoming an agent and trustee of Penn Mutual, was elected as the company's president in 1884 and served until his death in 1905. The full-color and full-page engrossing and calligraphy is superb, so detailed in places it appears almost engraved. A touching memento of a successful businessman, a lovely document of one of the oldest companies in the United States, and an extraordinary example of turn-of-the-century calligraphy.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Cartolina postale autografa del musicista Giacomo Puccini inviata da Buenos Aires alla sorella Otilia Del Carlo nell'estate del 1905.

      Cartolina postale in formato cm.9x13,8, con una veduta del Palacio de Las Aguas Corrientes di Buenos Aires. Al recto, con bella firma autografa "Saluti a tutti, stiamo benone, G. Puccini". Al verso francobollo rimosso e l'indirizzo del destinatario vergato di pugno del Maestro Sull'onda dei grandi successi in ogni parte d'Europa, il 1 giugno 1905 Puccini intraprese un lungo viaggio a bordo del transatlantico "Savoia", assieme alla famiglia, con destinazione Buenos Aires. Osannato dalla foltissima colonia italiana in Argentina, assisté all'esecuzione di svariate sue opere al Teatro de la ?"pera e, dopo un breve soggiorno a Montevideo, rientrò in Italia il 17 agosto, a bordo della nave "Umbria". Fu durante questo lungo viaggio che la presente cartolina fu inviata alla sorella Otilia, moglie del lucchese Carlo Del Carlo

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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        Fünf Theaterbesucher in einer Loge im Gespräch.

      - Aquarellierte Lithographie, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Van Gelder Zonen, signiert. Darstellungsgröße ca. 22:ca. 26 cm, Blattgröße 36,5:51 cm. Nach einem Studium an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie ging Großmann 1905-1914 nach Paris, wo er Schüler von L. Simon (1861-1945) war und freundschaftliche Kontakte zu L. Feininger (1881-1955) und H. Matisse (1869-1954) unterhielt. Anschließend verbrachte er einige Jahre in Berlin; zahlreiche Reisen erneut nach Paris, nach Schweden, in die Schweiz und nach Italien schlossen sich an. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Berlin lehrte er an der Kunstakademie, wurde jedoch 1934 aus politischen Gründen entlassen. Großmann gilt neben Emil Orlik (1870-1932) als der bedeutendste deutsche Graphiker der 20er Jahre.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Geschäftsberichte des schweiz. Eisenbahndepartements über Geschäftsführung in den Jahren 1874-1905 (insg. 31 Berichte in 5 Bden.). Bd. I: 1874-1881; Bd. II: 1882-1989 [auf Rücken falsch beschriftet]; Bd. III: 1890-1894; Bd. IV: 1895-1900; Bd. V: 1901-1905.

      o. Angaben, o. Vlg., 1874-1905 - 8°, jedes Jahr zwischen 40 u. 90 S., jeweils mit zahlr. Falttabellen., HLdr. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Rücken., Etw. berieben, papierbedingt teilw. min. randrissig (teilw. hinterlegt); Bd. I: Im Jahr 1977 fehlt eine Falttafel (S. 52); Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Jeweiliger Inhalt: Allgemeines; Rechtliche Verhältnisse, Technische Kontrolle; Administrative Kontrolle; Starkstromkontrolle, Statistiken (Eisenbahnunfälle, Gotthardttunnelbau, Verkehrsstatistik, Bestand des betriebsameterials, etc.) 5100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Yearbook]: Oak Leaves: Class of 1905 Baptist University for Women

      Raleigh, North Carolina: Baptist University for Women. 1905. Oblong quarto. Maroon cloth. 88pp. Illustrated by the Art Class of the Baptist University for Women. Printed in black and red. Very good with a cracked front hinge, rubbing and modest wear at the corners. A yearbook for the graduating class of the Baptist University for Women in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1905, now Meredith College. The brainchild of Baptist Thomas Meredith who pioneered the idea of providing "a first-rate course of female education," the Baptist Female University opened its doors in 1899 after delays due to the Civil War delegated the goal of higher female education in the South. This was only the second year Oak Leaves was published, the tradition began in 1904 after the name of the college was changed from the Baptist Female University. The first section of the yearbook displays the different classes in descending order accompanied with a photo of each of the women, a class history, and a class poem. The sections thereafter show the activities, sports, and clubs at the university, each with a group picture of the participants printed as glossy plates. These include the Y.W.C.A., Glee Club, and literary societies, among others; as well as the basketball, baseball, and tennis teams all in uniform. One club named the Spinsters' Club is aptly illustrated with line drawings of cats in some turn-of-the-century version of a "crazy cat lady" joke with the motto, "of all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are there: 'where are the men'." 1905 marked the first year that the student body established a student government, one of the first such in the South. An interesting and typographically attractive yearbook demonstrating the nascency of women's education in the early 20th Century. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Golden Pool: A Story of a Forgotten Mine

      UK: Cassell & Co, 1905 London, Cassell & Co, 1905. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is in near fine condition. Some bumping to the spine tips but unfaded. Slight mottling to the lower board. Light rubbing to the illustrated upper board. Owner's name to front pastedown beneath an erased owner's name. Separation to front hinge, though binding still tight. Some light foxing. A scarce book and the author's first solo publication, preceding his famous Dr Thorndyke books.. 1st Edition. Hardback. Near Fine.

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        Frauenakt mit angewinkeltem Bein.

      . Feder in schwarzer Tusche, auf gelblichem Velin, signiert. 38,5:32,4 cm.- Links oben fleckig, an drei Rändern verso Reste alter Verklebung.. Nach einem Studium an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie ging Großmann 1905-1914 nach Paris, wo er Schüler von L. Simon (1861-1945) war und freundschaftliche Kontakte zu L. Feininger (1881-1955) und H. Matisse (1869-1954) unterhielt. Anschließend verbrachte er einige Jahre in Berlin; zahlreiche Reisen erneut nach Paris, nach Schweden, in die Schweiz und nach Italien schlossen sich an. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Berlin lehrte er an der Kunstakademie, wurde jedoch 1934 aus politischen Gründen entlassen. Großmann gilt neben Emil Orlik (1870-1932) als der bedeutendste deutsche Graphiker der 20er Jahre.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      1905 - [the true first] Illustrated by Charles Raymond Macauley. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1905. Original black cloth pictorially decorated in yellow and rust red. First Edition (published the month before the English) of these thirteen further adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle had killed off Holmes at Reichenbach Falls in 1893, and for a decade resisted everyone's pleas to bring him back (THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, published in 1902, was written as a "posthumous memoir," and thus avoided Holmes's resurrection). However, in 1903 Doyle could not resist Collier's Magazine's offer of $45,000 for thirteen tales, replying on a postcard simply "Very well. A.C.D.".~Thus the first of these tales, "The Adventure of the Empty House," published in Colliers in September 1903 (and in the Strand a month later), officially brought Holmes back from the supposed dead. Also included in this collection are some of the best-loved Holmes adventures, such as those of "The Dancing Men," "The Solitary Cyclist," "The Six Napoleons," "The Abbey Grange" and "The Second Stain." These Macauley illustrations are unique to this McClure Phillips edition: Frederic Dorr Steele did the illustrations for the Collier's appearances, and Sidney Paget did them for the Strand appearances (which were then used for the Newnes UK edition).~The binding of the American RETURN, though one of Doyle's most striking, unfortunately used yellow pigment that readily flaked off. On this copy, very little of the yellow has flaked away -- just a few tiny traces in the front cover window, and very small parts of a few letters on the spine. (On many copies the spine lettering is virtually gone.) Otherwise this is a fine copy. In our experience, this (and its English counterpart) constitute the most difficult Sherlock title to find in collectible condition. Green & Gibson A29c. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Dream Come True

      London: Eragny Press, 1905. First edition. Superbly bound by Donnelley Bindery in full green morocco with elaborate gilt butterfly motif on both covers and two inlade circular calf panels with etched design of little girl carrying flowers in a flower field, on both covers. Superb silk color and pictorial endpapers of flowers and bouquets of flowers, gilt rules on sides of binding. Donnelley's gilt pallet signed in front dentelle: "Donnelley, Chicago." 175 Copies Only of this beautiful Eragny Press title with double spread title-page including woodcut design in green by Laurence Binyon, and the rest including initials throughout by Pisssarro. Original color patterned paper covered boards in back. A near fine copy of an exceptional Donnelley interpretation of Binyon's classic. Near fine in contemporary marbled paper slipcase.

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        Skazka O Tsarie Saltane: O Synie Ego Slavnom I Mguchem Bogatyrie, Kniazie Gvidonie Saltanovichie i o Prekrasnoi Tsareknie Lekedi (The Tale of Tsar Saltan and of his Son, Prince Gvidon Saltanovich and of the fair Swan Princess)

      Expeditsii Zagotovlenya Gosudarstvennykh Bumag, Sankt-Peterburg 1905 - Chromolithographed wrappers with Old Russian lettering; 20 pp. with 10 chromolithographs; decorative borders on each page. Text in Russian. Exquisite, original edition from 1905. One of the most beautiful picture books ever published for children and one of the masterworks of Mir Isskustva [The World of Art]. These illustrations were related to the elaborate sets and costumes Bilibin designed for the Rimsky-Korsakov opera also based on the Pushkin poem. Bilibin emigrated after the Bolshevik Revolution but on his return to the Soviet Union, he re-illustrated this title in a more conventional manner in 1937. (Part of description taken from a Bonham's listing, with thanks.). NF interior; covers separating from stapled spine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Pedeir Kainc y Mabinogo Breuddwyd Maxen ILudd a ILevelys

      Oxford, Pwllheli & Llanbedrog: W Stanford & Co, 1905 With the Library label of City of Liverpool + a couple of library stamps. With calf skin binding with speckled boards and lovely enamel blue endpapers. The Covers are a little dirrty, the spine is a little dirtier and there is an old library number at the base. With Evans's gilt seal on the front cover. 99 pp. A very scarce book!.

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

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

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        The Return Of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Charles Raymond MacAuley

      New York: McClure, Phillips and Co. 1905., 1905. FIRST EDITION, preceding the British Newnes edition. Octavo. With 13 illustrations throughout the text, including frontispiece with tissue guard. Elegantly hand bound in half black calf with five raised bands, gilt titles to spine, marbled sides, original pictorial cloth bound in at rear. A fine copy in attractive recent leather binding. A collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series - 'The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton' is a good example (which Doyle first called 'The Adventure of the Worst Man in London'). Green & Gibson

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        On the Relative Motion of the Earth and of the Luminiferous Aether." In American Journal of Science,Third Series, Vol. 34, 1887, pp. 333-345. WITH: "Influence of Motion on the Medium on the Velocity of Light." In American Journal of Science, Vol. 31, 1886, pp.377-386

      Rare first editions, first printings of seminal work hailed both as the greatest failed experiment of all time AND as "one of the greatest achievements in physics of all time" (Lightman, 130). Both of these American Journal of Science papers preceded by several weeks the London, Philosophical Magazine publication. Two complete volumes. "What Michelson and Morley did… was undermine a longstanding belief in something called the luminiferous ether; a stable, invisible, weightless, frictionless… medium that was thought to permeate the universe. Conceived by Descartes, embraced by Newton, and venerated by nearly everyone ever since, the ether held a position of absolute centrality in nineteenth-century physics as a way of explaining how light traveled across the emptiness of space (Bryson, 117). Prevailing theories held that ether formed an absolute reference with respect to which the rest of the universe was stationary and that ether was a medium for the propagation of light (as water waves must have a medium to move across (water). Given the speed of light, designing an experiment to detect the presence of ether and its drift, or hypothetical motion relative to earth, was challenging. To do so, Michelson designed an interferometer - essentially a massive stone block with mirrors and crisscrossing light beams - capable of measuring the velocity of light with great precision. "A slightly silvered glass set angular to a ray of sunlight so that a part of the ray was transmitted, a part reflected out and again returned, [thus] providing two paths, one perpendicular to the other. If drift existed, the super-imposed rays would produce interference" (Dibner, 161). The device enabled Michelson and Morley to measure the speed of light in different directions, enabling them, in theory, to measure the speed (or drift) of the ether relative to Earth, thus establishing its existence. Michelson and Morley expected to see their light beams shifted by the swift motion of the earth in space, thus giving measure to different speeds of light in each direction, but "none was observed, showing that the earth's motion did not affect the light's speed" (ibid). "The failure of this experiment was a serious blow to classical scientific theories because it cast doubts on the existence of the universal ether which had been a basic principle of, for example, the Newtonian theories of the universe" (PMM, 401). The result discredited the ether theories "and opened the door to "new standards of reference of time and space from geometry and cosmometry," ultimately leading to Einstein's 1905 proposal that the speed of light is a universal constant" (Dibner, 161; Lightman, 130). The history of science records the 1887 ether-drift experiment of Albert Michelson and Edward Morley as the turning point at which the energetic "ether of space" was discarded by mainstream physics, thereafter replaced with the postulate of "empty space." In the 1886 experiment, Michelson measured the presence of the ether and repeated (and confirmed) Fizeau's test of Fresnel's and Stokes' ether theories. In the seminal 1887 experiment no sign of an ether drift was demonstrated, proving that the velocity of light is the same in all directions on the surface of the earth. With this Michelson and Morley sounded the death knell of classical physics' beautifully simple belief in the idea of ether. CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete. 2 Volume Octavo. Volume 31: 488 pages, 10 plates, and in-text illustrations throughout (including M & M paper).. Volume 34: 500 pages, 10 plates, and in-text illustrations throughout (including M & M paper). Ex-libris: stamps to spines (small, paper, and actually rather nice looking) front pastedowns and volume titles. Contemporary bindings, sunned at the spine. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and very clean within. A handsome set.

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        ICONOGRAFIA DE LAS EDICIONES DEL QUIJOTE(1605-1905),MANUEL HENRICH 1905

      Henrich y Cia en Comandita. - Barcelona. 1905. Holandesa con puntas. 27X19. LXV+233P. Primera pagina facsimilada, edición especial en papel de hilo. Ediciones Castellanas y Catalanas. Raro ejemplar. Ref 4.6 Biblioteca QM. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photo Album of a Western Vacation in 1902; with later family photos (1905-1920)

      - Oblong octavo photo album. Flexible green cloth; "Photographs" in gilt on front cover. Approximately 220 photos, laid down on stiff grey sheets (30 or so are laid in loose). Many have captions written on verso, visible on those few that are loose or partially detached. The photos very in size, from 4.75" x 6.75" to 2.25" x 3.25" with a handful smaller. Most are very good and clear, with a few slightly overexposed. Some 120 of the snapshots show a group of well-dressed ladies and gentlemen on a vacation to Denver, Salt Lake City, and points west in 1902. They travel across the Ohio River and through St. Joseph, Missouri by train to Denver, Colorado. There is a small photo of the State Capitol in Denver, and one of the Brown's Palace Hotel. They take a sightseeing car, ride in horse drawn wagons and on donkeys to "Cave of the Winds," Williams Canyon and Garden of the Gods near Manitou Springs. The group visits Glenwood Springs, Salt Lake City, and Old Faithful at Yellowstone Park. They also tour the Presidio in California where they witness soldiers drilling, then go on to Puget Sound, Tacoma and Spokane. The travelers may have been from Pennsylvania or Maryland, as the later group of family photos (approximately 100) mention Gettysburg and Braddock Heights. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        OUTDOOR PASTIMES OF AN AMERICAN HUNTER

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Paper a little aged; offsetting from inscription to the half-title page. Near Fine with a superb inscription in a lovely binding. Attractively bound in half red morocco leather and marbled boards with marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, and a gilt-lettered spine with gilt and blindstamp decorations and four raised bands. With the following SIGNED presentation as President by the author on the front endpaper: "Inscribed for/Mrs. Thomas Hastings/at the request of/David Gray/with a Merry Xmas from/Theodore Roosevelt/Dec. 25th 1905." Illustrated with plates. David Gray, related to the Roosevelts through marriage, was a friend, a lawyer, and a journalist who wrote sporting books, the best known being GALLOPS. In a letter to his son Kermit, Roosevelt said of Gray: "I always find something companionable in a man who cares both for the outside of a horse and the inside of a book.

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        Report on The Salvation Army Colonies In The United States and at Hadleigh, England. With Scheme of National Land Settlement by Commissioner H. Rider Haggard

      London: His Majesty's Stationary Office. 1905, 39. First edition. Small Folio (approx 12 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches). 74pp. Publisher's blue paper wraps and linen spine, miraculously still present, some tape marks and repairs, with some tape offsetting to the title page. Normally seen without wraps or in throughly dilapidated condition. Scarce.

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes

      New York: McClure, Phillips and Co. 1905., 1905. First US edition, predates first UK printing. Octavo, pp. 381. With thirteen illustrations by Charles Raymond Macauley. Smartly bound in recent half navy Morocco over blue cloth boards, gilt titles and raised bands to spine, top edge gilt. Original publisher's cloth front cover and spine bound in. Some marking to frontispiece tissue guard otherwise a fine copy.

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        Trois primitifs EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Albert Messein, 1905. Fine. Albert Messein, Paris 1905, 16,5x23,5cm, relié. - Original edition on the current paper, he was fired Japan in 17 major papers. Binding to bradel open cardboard covered with paper to glossy tank, smooth spine piece morocco Navy Russia, preserved covers and backs, gilded head, elegant binding pastiche signed T. Boichot. Precious autograph signed by the author to his friend and executor Lucien Descaves. Book illustrated with 6 boards inset. Nice copy pleasantly established pastiche binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 17 Japon en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage recouvert de papier à la cuve glacé, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin de Russie marine, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure pastiche signée de T. Boichot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Joris-Karl Huysmans à son ami et exécuteur testamentaire Lucien Descaves. Ouvrage illustré de 6 planches hors-texte. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi en reliure pastiche.

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        Plutarch's Lives & Plutarch's Morals Complete in Ten Volumes

      Athenaeum Press, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. COMPLETE IN TEN VOLUMES. PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING RATES NET WEIGHT OVER 8.0Kg SO PLEASE NOTE - WILL NOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE UK WITHOUT ADDITIONAL POSTAGE. Undated but Copac shows them as [1905?]. Plutarch's Lives in 5 volumes - xlii, 414, 422, 452, 570, 618 pages with an index, size 8.5 inches tall by 5.75 inches. Illustrated portrait frontispieces in each volume. Plutarch's Morals in 5 Volumes - i, 516, xiii, 507, xi, 518, xiv, 508, xiii, 534 with an index. Illustrated portrait frontispieces in each volume. An Introduction By Ralph Waldo Emerson. Books - in Very Good blue boards, bevelled edges and paper labels to the spine Gilt top edges - some marking to the boards, light bumping to the extreme ends of the spine and light sunning to the spine and browning to the labels on the spines, small piece missing to the top of the paper label to Moral's volume three not affecting the lettering. Contents, some browning to the pastedowns and endpapers, light browning to the title pages otherwise clean and tightly bound. A Rare and Attractive Set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Classics (Latin & Greek); Languages & Linguistics; WBM. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 004371.

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        The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1905. 1st Edition . Very Good. 5 x 7.25 inches (12.5 x 18.5 cm). The sixth and final impression of the first edition. Quarter green morocco leather binding with marbled boards. Spine has five raised bands and gilt lettering, handsewn headbands, sprinkled page edges, marbled endpapers. Text has some scattered light foxing, light staining to outer margin of pages up to the Contents page. Fold out map is creased and has an old repair to reverse of fold, the three other maps are in very good condition. A few marks to text but generally in clean condition throughout. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and widely considered to be the first modern spy novel, a rare early printing in a very fine later binding. Hardback. Printed pages: xii, 336

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York: The Century Co. 1905 - Small 4to., green cloth with pictorial cover and spine lettered in gilt; with the slightest rubbing to spine. First edition, second issue, with 52 illustrations: 27 color plates / half tones by Maxfield Parrish; photographs and drawings by E. Denison, Malcolm Fraser, and C. A. Vanderhof. A gorgeous copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Where Angels Fear to Tread

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons., 1905., 1905. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Octavo pp. 319, (32 ads.) Bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather, raised bands and gilt tiles to spines with gilt panelling and centres. Top edge gilt and marbled endpapers. Original cloth board bound in at rear. Clean pages, without writing or other marks. A fine copy of Forster's first novel in an elegant binding. Kirkpatrick [A1]

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        MÜNCHEN. - Obermenzing. Blick über die Würm auf Schloß Blutenburg.

      - Kohle- und Bleistiftzeichnung, teilweise aquarelliert, von Hans Gabriel Jentzsch, unten links bezeichnet, dat. "26. Juli 1905" und monogr. "H.G.J.", 30 x 22 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVIII, S. 523. - Der Maler und Illustrator wurde 1862 in Dresden geboren, wo er 1881 bis 87 auch an der Akademie studierte. 1889 übersiedelt er nach München, 1903 nach Pasing, wo er 1930 auch starb. - Flotte Zeichnung mit kräftigem Strich, dezenter Farbgebung und schöner Tiefenwirkung.

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        Eidg. Sängerfest in Zürich. 14.-18. Juli 1905. Plakat in Farblithographie.

      1905 - 1905. 100x80 cm. Im Stein Signiert. Am Rand mit kl. Anriss, sonst guter Zustand. - Motiv: Männlicher Akt auf Delphin reitend mit Harfe. Im Hintergrund die Stadt Zürich. Schönes Jugendstil-Motiv. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le petit illustré amusant 1905 année complète du n°1 au n°52 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Le petit illustré amusant, 1905. Fine. Le petit illustré amusant, Paris 1905, 30x39cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in half red roan, flat spine decorated with gilt, some scuffs on flat minor marbled paper, corners lightly bumped, binding of the weekly cartoons époque.Cet is richly illustrated by Raoul Thomen Landelle, Jean d ' Aurian, Poulbot, Edmond Guenin, Bogron, Vallet, Valery Muller, Henry Muller, Leon Bardet, Haye, Ferdinand Bac, Ricardo Flores, Delannoy, The Bocain, E. Tap, Gog, Malherbe, of Albat, Schuster, Viriez, Gus Bofa, Alex, Zybalt, A. Ziem, Blondeau, J. Cadet, Stick, Zilberty, Vosrie, Lenature, Bourguignon, Arthur Perrier, Brun, Jean plume, Arboult Rose Maury Sirdey, L. Forton, Fertom, Jako, Gonzaga -Privat, Nay ... etc.Chaque issue contains eight pages, including large color drawings on the first and last pages and many drawings in black. The Christmas issue features a large fold-out color cover, hiding Santa Claus ... Rare and beautiful copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane rouge, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, quelques épidermures sans gravité sur les plats de papier marbré, coins légèrement émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Cet hebdomadaire de caricatures est richement illustré par Raoul Thomen, Landelle, Jean d'Aurian, Poulbot, Edmond Guénin, Bogron, Vallet, Valéry Muller, Henry Muller, Léon Bardet, Haye, Ferdinand Bac, Ricardo Flores, Delannoy, Le Bocain, E. Tap, Gog, Malherbe, d'Albat, Schuster, Viriez, Gus Bofa, Alex, Zybalt, A. Ziem, Blondeau, J. Cadet, Stick, Zilberty, Vosrie, Lenature, Bourguignon, Arthur Perrier, Brun, Jean Plumet, Arboult, Rose Maury, Sirdey, L. Forton, Fertom, Jako, Gonzague-Privat, Nay, ... etc. Chaque numéro comporte huit pages, dont de grands dessins en couleurs sur la première et la dernière page et de nombreux dessins en noir. Le numéro de Noël comporte une grand couverture dépliante en couleurs, dissimulant le Père Noël... Rare et bel exemplaire.

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        Le crime des riches EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Pierre Douville, 1905. Fine. Pierre Douville, Paris 1905, 12x19cm, relié. - Edition on current paper. Bound in black half shagreen corners, back on four bands set with gilt decorated with a gilded finial initials, golden tail, gilt frame on flat paper snakeskin, guards and contreplats paper so skin snake, bookplate pasted on guard, covers and spine preserved, gilded head. Autograph signed by the author Paul Padovani: "The crime of the rich he meets every day ..." Some text passages underlined in pencil blue paper. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin noir à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné d'un fleuron doré, initiales dorées en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier façon peau de serpent, gardes et contreplats de papier façon peau de serpent, ex-libris encollé sur la garde, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée. Envoi autographe signé de Jean Lorrain à Paul Padovani : "Le crime des riches qu'il côtoie tous les jours..." Quelques passages du texte soulignés au crayon de papier bleu. Bel exemplaire.

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        Sailing Alone Around the World

      The Century Company 1905 - First edition, later printing with 1905 on the title page. Signed by the author on the front free end paper at Black Rock on August 2nd, 1906. In Very Good condition. Lean to spine, light bruising to spine ends, and bumped corners. Silver stamping lightly rubbed. Pages show light age spots and a few smudges. A rather sharp copy, signed by the author. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Cuisine des Familles: Recueil hebdomadaire de Recettes d Actualite tres clairement expliquees, tres faciles a executer

      Paris: La Cuisine des Familles. 1905-1909. Four quarto volumes. Publisher's(?) quarter purple morocco and marbled papercovered boards. Issues of this magazine bound into volumes by season: Printemps. Ete, Automne, and Hiver. 2484 pages with pagination as follows: Printemps: 154, [4]; 154, [4]; 416pp. Ete: 154, [4]; 154, [4]; 154, [4]; 178, [4]pp. Automne: 132, [2]; 64, [2]; 36, [2]; 154, [4]; 144; [2]; Hiver: 96, [2]; 108, [2]; 36, [2]; 154, [4]; 192pp. Pages toned, some small tears, scrape along the spine of one volume, corners bumped, overall a nice, very good set. Ex-historical society library copies, each with the bookplate of the Cookbook Collection of Beaumont Newhall, the historian, writer, and photographer, each with deaccession stamp (in addition to his other activities, Newhall wrote a regular newspaper column on cookery which were published as a book in 2009 as Beaumont's Kitchen). .

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        Gesamtansicht der Innenstadt von Osten gesehen.

      - gouachierter u. eiweißerhöhter Lichtdruck v. Sinsel & Co., Leipzig-Plagwitz n. E. Frank, um 1905, 34,5 x 49 (Braun Bd.3, S. 94f.) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Andante funebre e doloroso ma con moto. Third movement from Tchaikovsky's String Quartet no. 3, op. 30, arranged for string orchestra by Glazunov. [Score]. Autograph musical manuscript signed "A. Glazunov"

      May 22, 1905. Folio (350 x 267 mm.). 12 pp. Notated in black ink on printed 16-staff paper "No. 17. (I)" issued by P. Jurgenson, Moscow. Dated May 22, 1905 on final page of music, in Cyrillic: "22 maia 1905 g. A Glazunov." Fair copy with occasional corrections, possibly in Glazunov's hand, in pencil. Credit to "P. Tschaïkowsky" in Glazunov's hand to upper right corner of first page with "Glazunov" in Cyrillic to left in pencil in an unknown hand. Barlines in pencil from p. 5. Note in ink in an unknown hand to lower right corner of first page: "Andante du Quatuor op. 30 de Tchaïkovsky arr. pour orch. à cordes par Glazounof. Autographe de Glazounof." Engraver's markup indicating a page count from 3 to 13 and one editorial sharp (p. 8) in blue pencil. Plate number "30953" entered in pencil to foot of all pages through p. 9. Signature in pencil in Cyrillic, "Makar," to lower right corner of p. 8 with one word, possibly in the same hand, below second barline of p. 5. Browned throughout; slightly frayed at edges; some minor soiling; small ink stain to p. 6. . An unrecorded autograph of a little-known arrangement. Tchaikovsky dedicated his Third String Quartet to the memory of violinist Ferdinand Laub (1832-1875), his colleague on the faculty of the Moscow conservatory. The slow movement, which Glazunov arranged here, is the funeral music proper. The original is in E-flat minor; Glazunov transposed the movement to E minor, making it easier for string instruments to play. The arrangement was published by Jurgenson in Moscow (PN 30953), also in 1905 (the date in WorldCat, "1896," is an error). Jurgenson's edition is extremely rare: WorldCat lists one copy only, at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Glazunov, director of the St. Petersburg conservatory from 1905 to 1928, was one of Rimsky-Korsakov's most distinguished students. Ironically, like Stravinsky, he received his tuition privately and never attended the institution whose head he would later become. His most famous students were Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich.

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        Autograph Letter Signed [to novelist Mrs. Humphry Ward]

      1905. [a lengthy literary letter] One leaf folded, on mourning stationery headed "Max Gate, Dorchester." Four pages of text, addressed to "My Dear Mrs Ward," signed "Yours sincerely, Thomas Hardy," and dated 24 March 1905. This long letter is Hardy's response to his receipt, from Mrs. Humphry Ward, of a copy of her new novel THE MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM ASHE (1905). Mary Augusta Ward, née Arnold (1851-1920), was a member of the illustrious Arnold / Huxley family (her uncle was the poet Matthew Arnold, and her sister became the mother of Julian and Aldous Huxley). Mary's 1905 novel that is the subject of this letter (featuring young Kitty Bristol and the dashing Geoffrey Cliffe) went on to become the #1 bestseller of 1905 in America -- beating out, for example, #4 THE CLANSMAN by Thomas Dixon and #9 THE HOUSE OF MIRTH by Edith Wharton; sixteen years later it was also a silent film. Hardy here gives his assessment of the book at length, as follows:~I have just got through the novel, & it has given me so much pleasure that I am quite unable to write critically about it -- as I suppose fellow-scribblers ought in wisdom to do with one another's books. I did not at all expect that there was such a treat in store for me, or I should not have waited to finish some work -- as I did -- before beginning.~The part of the book that laid hold of me most tightly was the middle third -- i.e. if the book had been in 3 vols. the second one. I don't mean to say that I think you fell off in the last third, but that the culmination & catastrophe of a story -- which necessarily admit of fewer varieties than the development, & must always be among a certain limited number -- must to an old reader appear less novel than the earlier parts need do.~You have exhibited unexpected dramatic powers. Part Two: Ch XII might be almost bodily transferred to the stage, & indeed a great deal of that Part throughout.~Kitty has, I think, more of my sympathy than you wished her to have; but I don't know. I know somebody like her, and so do you, and one day I will ask you in an unguarded moment if you had her in mind. Cliffe's views at the top half of p. 438 rather attracted me to him; but in other places I did not see why women should have cared for him. But I am not a woman, & bow my head.~I had forgotten to say till now how much obliged I am to you for giving me the book. With kind regards believe me...~Clearly Hardy has given the author a glowing appraisal of her new book (though he hedges his words about the common-formula ending): did he really like it, or was he repaying a debt from fourteen years earlier? When Hardy's TESS OF THE D'URVERVILLES came out in 1891, it was roundly attacked by just about all literary critics for its scandalous subject matter -- but it was just as enthusiastically applauded by several contemporary authors, notably Henry James, Walter Besant -- and Mrs. Humphry Ward [see Millgate p. 321]. Five years after TESS came Hardy's JUDE THE OBSCURE, which was again attacked -- so much that Hardy declined to write any more fiction for the remaining 32 years of his life.~The letter is in fine condition. Thomas Hardy Collected Letters III p. 163; from the renowned Frederick B. Adams Sale of 2001 (lot 524).

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        Types généraux de comparaisons météorologiques appliqués à l'étude des stat EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: L. Maretheux, 1905. Fine. L. Maretheux, Paris 1905, 24,5x31,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Originale.binding editor "cartonnage" sandy nooks cream canvas back smooth cream canvas with scratches missing paper on plats.Envoi signed autograph from the author to his little son René Le Grain Edition. nice interior state. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage sable à petits coins de toile crème, dos lisse de toile crème, éraflures avec manques de papier sur les plats. Envoi autographe signé de Gustave Eiffel à son petit-fils René Le Grain. Agréable état intérieur.

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        Op. 106]. Portuguesa pour basson et piano Morceau de Concours du Conservatoire national de Musique. Autograph musical manuscript signed

      - With numerous recordings available online, the Portuguesa has become a staple of the conservatory bassoonist's repertoire. Leduc also issued an undated, and probably later, version for bassoon and orchestra, of which only one copy is recorded, at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Worldcat. Not in Grove Music Online."Firmly rooted in the French 19th-century tradition, Büsser’s symphonic and choral writing is indebted to Gounod and Saint-Saëns. He is best known, however, for his dramatic works, which betray Wagner's impact in both their form and their use of the orchestra. The influence of Debussy, whose advice Büsser sought over the opera that became his most successful, Colomba (c1902–10), is also evident in certain harmonic procedures and in an acute sensitivity to orchestral colour. The ballets, such as the light-hearted La ronde des saisons (1905) with its amusing descriptive touches, provide further evidence of his keen dramatic sense." Barbara L. Kelly in Grove Music Online. Folio (ca. 360 x 280 mm). [i] (title), 15 pp. Notated in black ink on music paper with 16 printed staves per page. The engraver's copy, prepared for the publishing house Alphonse Leduc. Scored for bassoon and piano, the work begins in E minor, in 2, Andante doloroso.First page with autograph dedication, signature, ("Henri Busser"), and dates ("1939"). Final page signed "H. Busser" and dated Paris, April 15, [19]39. Dedicated to Gustave Dhérin, noted professor of bassoon at the Paris Conservatory. With autograph annotation "Même édition que La Chasse de St. Hubert" to lower portion of title and occasional erasures and corrections in black ink in the composer's hand. Lower edge of first page with publisher's red handstamp, manuscript date "[193]9" and plate number ("A.L. 19882") in an early hand in maroon ink. Handstamps of the Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs & Éditeurs de Musique, dated May 19, 1939, to first and last pages. Numerous editorial markings and minor annotations in one or more early hands in pencil and red crayon.Slightly browned; two outer leaves and second bifolium detached, with several minor tears not affecting music; lower portion of pp. 3 and 4 with slight washing of ink, minimally affecting 1 "f" dynamic marking. Together with:An engraved proof of the first edition of the bassoon part. Folio (ca. 350 x 270 mm). 1 page. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1939 [PN A.L. 19,882]. With an autograph annotation in blue crayon signed "H. Busser" to blank upper margin. Various handstamps, including "11 Mai 1939," "Corrigé," and publisher's stamp to lower margin. Slightly worn, torn and creased. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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