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        Gotisches Musterbuch. Neu bearbeitet von K. Mohrmann

      Leipzig Chr. H. Tauchnitz, 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 und gesuchten Originalausgabe.

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        [Op. 54]. Salome. Drama in einem Aufzuge nach Oscar Wilde's gleichnamiger Dichtung in deutscher Ãœbersetzung von Hedwig Lachmann... Op. 54. Orchester-Partitur... Meinem Freunde Edgar Speyer. [Full score]

      Berlin W.: Adolph Fürstner [PN A. 5500 F.]. 1905. Large folio. Quarter cloth, original boards. [i] (title), 2 (notes on copyright and performing rights; blank areas intended for numbering not completed), 3 (cast list; list of orchestral instruments), [4] (blank), 5- 352 pp. Transfer from engraved plates. Text in German. Printed note to head of title: "Das Recht der Aufführung ist vorbehalten. Dr. Richard Strauss." Undecipherable signature in pencil to head of upper board and foot of front endpaper. Comprehensive markup in pencil in the same hand with some interspersed signs in red and blue crayon. Literals mostly in German (some in shorthand), occasionally in Italian; the annotations to the rehearsal letters of the Dance of the Seven Veils ("a, bi, tschi, di, e, äffe, dschi, akka, illungo, älle...") are makeshift phonetic renditions of the Italian pronunciation of the letters of the alphabet by a native speaker of German. Notes in the same hand to lower right corner of final page of music: “Wisbdn. 5. III. 63,” “Wisbd. 3.I.69,” and “Venezia Wiesbd. 3.II. 69.” Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; joint cracked. Signatures (pp. 137-44 and 233-40) detached and temporarily reattached with tape; occasional small tears to inner margins, some with tape repairs; several leaves loose. . First Edition. Very rare; never offered for sale. Trenner 215. Müller von Asow I, p. 352. Hirsch II, 903. Sonneck p. 157. It is clear that the markup is by a German or Austrian conductor; we have, however, been unable to identify this previous owner. "With the colourful, chromatic 'Salome' he found a new, modernist voice for the stage, one that resonated throughout a Europe preoccupied with the image of the sensual femme fatale. Within a year of its 1905 Dresden première, this 'succès de scandale' had been performed in six German cities as well as Graz, Prague and Milan, and its fame quickly spread throughout Europe and the USA." Grove Music Online.

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        Zur Strahlung der Sterne / Eine Annäherungs-formel für die Abhängigkeit zwischen Beleuchtungshelligkeit und Unterschieds-empfindlichkeit des Auges

      Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig 1905 - I. Zur Strahlung der Sterne. Offprint from: Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Photographie, Photophysik und Photochemie, Vol. 3, no. 11, pp. 429-442, 5 tables. II. Eine Annäherungs- formel für die Abhängigkeit zwischen Beleuchtungshelligkeit und Unterschieds-empfindlichkeit des Auges. Offprint from: Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Photographie, Photophysik und Photochemie, Vol. 3, no. 12, pp. [1] 468-472, 1 figure and 2 tables. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1905. 8vo (237x165 mm). Library stamp on both inner end papers. Both offprints bound with the original orange wrappers in contemporary half calf with morocco labels lettered in gilt to front cover. Internally very little age-toned. Provenances: Carlsbergfondets Bibliotek (ink stamp to inner front covers), Anke Kryster (small ink stamp to top of flyleaves). Fine copies. ---- I. DSB VI, pp.350-3; A.J. Wesselink, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Quart. J. Royal Astron. Soc. 9 (1968) pp.337-341; A.V. Nielsen, Ejnar Hertzsprung, measurer of the stars, Sky & Telescope 35 (1968) pp.4-6; K.Aa. Strand, Ejnar Hertzsprung, 1873-1967, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific 80 (1968) pp.51-56. - FIRST EDITION and presentation copy of the very rare offprint with "Überreicht vom Verfasser" printed on front wrapper upper right. In 1905 Hertzsprung published the article "Zur Strahlung der Sterne", unfortunately in the - astronomical and academically - obscure journal "Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftliche Photographie, Photophysik und Photochemie" in which he positioned his observations and the results in tables, not in figures and diagrams. In his paper Zur Strahlung der Sterne (on the radiation of stars), "Hertzsprung showed, ?rst, that stars with very sharp absorption lines in Antonia Maury's classi?cation system were more luminous than others - a discovery that became the foundation of the method of stellar parallax - and, second, that stars could be classi?ed in two series, the main sequence (in modern parlance) and the high-luminosity giant stars when plotted in a diagram of intrinsic luminosity vs. temperature. Because of the appearance of these results in a photography journal, it had little impact in the astronomical community, and it was not until the same relationship had been discovered by Henry Norris Russell, several years later, that Hertzsprung's discoveries were recognized. The diagram became known as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram." (K. van Berkel et al., The History of Science in the Netherlands, 1999, p.460). Hertzsprung's work on the radiation of stars was reprinted in Oswalds Klassiker der exakten Wissenschaften, Vol. 255. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gehirnpathologie. I. Allgemeine Einleitung. II. Lokalisation. III. Gehirnblutungen.

      Wien. Hölder. 1905.. Zweite, gänzlich umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. 2 Bände. Lex. -8°. XIV, 640 S. mit 357 Abb.; S. 641-1319. HLn. d. Zt. mit gold geprägtem Rückentitel (Bibl.-Signet unten).; 2. Constantin von Monakow (* 1853 auf dem Gut Bobrezewo, Gouvernement Wologda - 1930 Zürich), russisch-schweizerischer Neurologe und Neuropathologe. 1885 eröffnete er eine Praxis in Zürich und wurde als erster in der Schweiz für Neurologie und Neuroanatomie habilitiert. Im folgenden Jahr eröffnete er mit eigenen Mitteln eine neurologische Poliklinik und ein hirnanatomisches Labor. 1894 ernannte ihn die Universität Zürich zum ausserordentlichen Professor. 1910 schenkte er seine Poliklinik und sein Labor dem Kanton Zürich, leitete beide aber bis 1927 weiter. Monakow prägte den Begriff Diaschisis. Das Monakow-Bündel ist nach ihm benannt. *** "Die zweite Auflage der Gehirnpathologie hat in den meisten Abschnitten eine völlige, dem heutigen Stande unseres Wissens angemessene Umarbeitung und eine bedeutende Erweiterung des Textes erfahren. Auch die Zahl der Abbildungen, respektive Schemata ist um zirka 150 vermehrt worden. In ganz neuer Gestalt erscheint die Bearbeitung der Anatomie des Großhirns, der allgemeinen Histo-Architektonik, der allgemeinen und speziellen Physiologie des Gehirns, der allgemeinen Pathologie des Zentralnervensystems (insbesondere der sekundären Degenerationen) und dann die physio-psychologische Einleitung zur Aphasie. Einzelne Kapitel über die Herdsymptome (Hemiplegie, Heminanästhesie, posthemiplegische Reizerscheinungen), sowie über die Lokalisation im Großhirn (corticale Sprachstörungen) wurden ebenfalls neu geschrieben. Bedeutende Textänderungen wird der Leser auch in den Kapiteln: Lokalisation im Kleinhirn und zentrale Störungen in der Innervation der Augenmuskeln und an andren Orten finden." (Monakow). - *** Aus der großen Reihe rein neurologischer Arbeiten sei insbesondere an die zweite Auflage der 'Gehirnpathologie' erinnert. Schon in diesem Werk des damals Zweiundfünfzigjährigen tritt ein für Monakow immer mehr charakteristischer geistiger Wesenszug neben der Darstellung exakter anatomischer und pathologisch-anatomischer Verhältnissezutage. Ich denke an seine außerordentliche Gabe, noch unerklärliche neuropathologische Phänomene durch geniale Intution dem Verständnis näherzubringen. So hat er schon damals in der zweiten Auflage seines Werkes den Begriff der Diaschisis eingeführt; damit sollte, um nur ein Beispiel zu erwähnen, ein scheinbar paradoxes Phänomen, wie Wechsel von schlaffer zu spastischer Lähmung, dem Verständnis nähergebracht werden. In der Tat kann eine plötzlich einsetzende Blutung von nicht allzu großer Intensität im Bereich der ihr zugeordneten Gebiete, also unter umständen weit ab vom Ort der Blutung, eine zunächst rein schlaffe Lähmung hervorrufen, die erst nach Stunden oder gar Tagen spastischen Erscheinungen weicht. Es handelt sich hierbei im Sinne des Physiologen Hess, der noch gleichzeitig mit Monakow in Zürich wirkte, um eine Art Schutzvorgang, wobei die "Diaschisis" gleichsam dem Krankheitsherd und so dem geschädigten Hirn Ruhe und damit Heilungsmöglichkeiten gibt." (F. Georgi). - Kolle, Große Nervenärzte III, S. 157 ff. - Fischer II, S. 1060. - Engelhardt I, S. 417. - Gutes, fleckenfr. Ex.

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        Heures de Corse EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: E. Sansot & Cie, 1905. Fine. E. Sansot & Cie, Paris 1905, 10x15,5cm, relié. - Original, one of six numbered copies on Japan Edition, leading copy. Bound in half morocco fir, back with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, golden head on witnesses, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Our copy is enriched with an important autograph note signed two pages of the author Jules Bois in which he nicknamed "love and friend" and when it comes to lunch which would join a Miss Nau and Paul Fort who had just "whack the Sar and avenge the Archon" (Antoine de la Rochefoucauld). Beautiful copy well established. --- 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, un des 6 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin sapin, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un important billet autographe signé de deux pages de l'auteur à Jules Bois dans lequel il le surnomme "love and friend" et où il est question d'un déjeuner auquel se joindraient une certaine Mlle Nau et Paul Fort qui venait tout juste "d'assommer le Sar et de venger l'Archonte" (Antoine de la Rochefoucauld). Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Songs of the Spirit

      Boleskine, Foyers, Inverness: Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth (S.P.R.T.), 1905. Presumed one of 351 copies (1 Vellum, 50 Hand Made Paper, one of 300 Machine Made Paper). Utilizing the unsold copies from the 1898 edition, Crowley issued "A New Impression" with S.P.R.T. title page, rebinding the sheets in paper covered boards, with linen spine, and paper title label. Boards show extremity tidemark (see scan), otherwise clean. Corners gently pushed, rubbed. Paper over boards, in very nice state without extremity edge chipping or loss as is commonly found. Linen spine unsoiled, with paper label intact, and without any loss. Square, sewn binding extremely tight. Internally, sporadic foxing, otherwise clean. Includes the only appearance of "The Student", and "Passover", excluded from "Works".. First Edition, Second State. ClothSpine/TitleLabel/Sewn. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Muster-Heft XXX.

      (Bremen, Ca. 1905).. (27,5 x 33 cm). 1 Bl. Mit 57 lithographierten Tafeln. Original-Halbleinwandband.. Umfangreiches und hübsch illustriertes Musterbuch der Bremer Silberwarenmanufaktur im reinsten Jugendstil. - Vorgestellt werden Tafelaufsätze, Schalen, Leuchter, Service, Menagen, Bowlen, Sektkühler, Pokale, Weinkannen, Schreibzeuge, Bilderrahmen, Stockgriffe etc. Die Entwürfe stammen zumindest teilweise von Hugo Leven, der zwischen 1904 und 1909 für Koch & Bergfeld gearbeitet hat. - Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten. - Beiliegend: Preis-Verzeichnis. 23 S.

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        The Tree Book A popular guide to a knowledge of the trees of North America and to their uses and cultivation

      New York: Doubleday,Page and Company, 1905 November. Hardcover. Good +. Oversize hardcover;-starting hinge , Text is clean and free of marks,some toning Binding tight. Light rubs to edges and corners of covers Has a very nice former owner book plate.

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        Flowers and Pictures of the Holy Land.

      Baltinester, Jerusalem - Around 1905, no date; Oblong 29x21 cm; 24 coloured photographs on thick card with the same number of dried flower designs. Original olive wood boards with marquetry border, beveled edges, leather spine and a representation of the Mosque of the Dome cut in the wood with the hebrew inscription "Makom Mikdash"; the titles of the photos are in Hebrew, french, english, german, arabic, russian and greek; binding in excellent condition, excellent condition of the photographies and flower composition; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (Two Volumes) with letter from author

      London: Macmillan. Very Good-. 1905. Hardcover. Both vols: Dark green boards; a little marked; gilt titling still fairly bright; gilt top edges. Vol I has some wear to corners and external hinges, and light wear to base of spine, but binding intact. B/w frontispiece + illustrations, with tissue guards, in both vols. Bookplate of the writer and biographer George Somes Layard (G.S. Layard) on each front pastedown. Tipped in to the front of each volume are undated cuttings from The Westminster Gazette of articles (one per volume) by Layard on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, in which Hunt was, of course, prominent. Layard also wrote a study of another eminent Victorian artist, "Life and Letters of Charles Keene of Punch", and also tipped in to the front of Volume I is a letter from Hunt to Layard (dd Oct 7. 1891) containing some reminiscences of Keene, who had died the previous January. The letter contains many amendments and emendments (in Hunt's own hand), and his text fills almost every square inch of both sides of the page, written both horizontally and vertically. As an additional bonus, also tipped in is a letter from Mrs Hunt (dd Dec 13th 1905) to Layard inviting him to dinner the following Sunday. ; 512 + 493 pages .

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        The History of Don Quixote

      London: Cassell & Company, Limited,, [1905-06]. 30 parts (complete), quarto. Original blue-green printed wrappers, stapled as issued. Housed in two rudimentary custom made cloth-backed board chemises, with ties. Illustrated throughout by Gustave Doré. Front covers with neat stamps of the Hobart (Tasmania) bookseller W. R. Propsting and a few pencilled ownership inscriptions. Wrappers of one or two parts toned, a touch of foxing in places. A very good set. The most famous illustrated edition of Cervantes's masterpiece. Doré's edition first appeared in Paris (1863) and in English in 1866. This parts issue is apparently rather scarce: Copac records only one set (Cambridge), in British and Irish institutional libraries, and OCLC only the set at Case Western Reserve University.

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        A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way

      Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, one of only 700 copies, of Barnard's magnificent star atlas, containing the first photographs to show the structure of the Milky Way. Complete with 51 mounted silver prints (as issued) and 50 charts and tables. RARE. "The greatest photographic legacy of Barnard was his magnum opus: A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way… To capture the Milky Way in all its glory, Edward Barnard used the Bruce photographic telescope of the Yerkes Observatory, Chicago. Finance for the telescope had been given to the University of Chicago by Miss Catherine W. Bruce. The Bruce telescope actually consisted of three individual tubes bound rigidly on the same mounting: two photographic telescopes of 10-inch and 6 1/4-inch aperture, and a 5-inch aperture visual telescope used for tracking (guiding) of the stars as the Earth rotates. The great importance of the photographic telescopes lay in their wide-field coverage; the 10-inch had a 50-inch focal length and, to quote Barnard, gave 'exquisite definition' over a field of about 7 degrees (or 14 full moons). The plate-holder for the 10-inch carried glass negative 12 inches square, while that for the 6 1/4-inch carried glass plates measuring 8 x 10 inches. "The scale of the photographs secured with the 10-inch was exceptionally well adapted to revealing the structure of the Milky Way; every inch covered just over one degree of sky. George Ellery Hale, director of the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory owned by the Carnegie Institute of Washington, invited Barnard to Mount Wilson in 1905. A generous grant from Mr. J.D. Hooker of Los Angeles allowed Barnard to transport the Bruce telescope to the Mount Wilson site. Barnard secured forty of his fifty photographs for his Atlas, from one of the world's premier observing sites, in a period spanning February to September, 1905… "The Atlas was completed by Edwin Frost, Director of the Yerkes Observatory in Chicago, and by Barnard's niece, Mary Calvert. Barnard had, however, personally examined 35 700 photographic prints to select only the best to feature in his Atlas, of which seven hundred were produced. The two volume Barnard Atlas is today an exceedingly rare jewel…" (Block and Freeman, Shrouds of the Night). Provenance: With presentation inscription in each volume, "To my friend Gust. Soderberg / With Compliments of John C. Deagan / Chicago December 16 1929 / [signed] John C. Deagan". John Calhoun Deagan (1851-1934), the founder of the J.C. Deagan Company, was, in addition to being an amateur astronomer, a noted musician and manufacturer who became a pioneer in developing scientific tuning mechanisms. Washington DC: Carnegie Institution, 1927. Oblong quarto (Vol 1: 11x11x1.25 inches; Vol 2: 11x10 x1.75 inches), original cloth; housed in custom box. Two volumes. With portrait frontispiece, plate of the Bruce Photographic Telescope, 51 mounted silver prints, 50 charts and tables. A few scratches and stray marks of soiling to cloth; a little rubbing to extremities. Offsetting from portrait (as always, even with the tissue guard). An outstanding copy of a book usually found ex-libris and in terrible condition.

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        Underwood's Proof sheet of photographs for stereoviews of Tasmania.

      Underwood & Underwood, ca 1905, New York: - Proof sheet of photographs for stereo cards of Tasmania. From the archives of Underwood & Underwood, some of the views were made into stereoviews, indicated by a check, and others were not used. 63 original tipped on photos, ca. 1905. Mounted on 5 folio sheets consecutively numbered illustrating Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston, New Norfolk, farm views, wharves, etc. Underwood & Underwood were founded in 1887 and were an American firm that made and sold stereo views and later rented images to newspapers and other publications. In 1895 they were the first to enter the education field with the production of stereo views and, in 1898, they began marketing the Underwood Travel System - boxed sets of views of a particular country with descriptions of the scenes printed on the back in 6 languages. They then began to hire photographers and buy images from all over the world. These proof sheets were used to choose the particular view selected for the stereo card. The numbers on the sheet were used to locate the negatives (mostly glass plate), which were kept in large files. The majority of the images are unpublished and most of the negatives were destroyed. Photos are mostly 3 3/4 x 4 1/4" mounted on both sides of 19 x 14 1/4" sheets, usually 6 to 9 on a side. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Game

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1905 - First Edition second issue with the magazine rubberstamp on the copyright page. Rubberstamp approximately 3/32" in height (another variant of the second issue, without established priority, has a 1/16" stamp). This copy is SIGNED by by Becky London, the author's daughter. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 6. XI. 1905. - 1 ½ SS. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Verleger, bezüglich der Publikation einer seiner Erzählungen: "Mit dem Veröffentlichungsmodus meiner Erzählung, den Sie in Ihrem [ ] Schreiben vorschlagen, bin ich ganz einverstanden [ ]". - "Keyserling schilderte in Erzählungen, Novellen und Romanen seine Gesellschaftsschicht in all ihrer Dekadenz und Lebensunfähigkeit. Radikalität der Beobachtung und Eindringlichkeit der Wiedergabe sowie Ironie und Symbolkraft seines impressionistischen Stils zeichnen seine Werke aus [ ]" (DBE).

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        Mistress Branican

      Edition adorned with 78 illustrations by George Roux, 12 chromotypography engravings and 2 colored maps. Cardboard publisher Hetzel "the range and the elephant" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first polychrome dish Engel signed with the title in a black and gold range, several frames in black and gold, a head Goldenrod top left elephant, three small illustrations and various navigational instruments and gold exploration, all framed in green foliage, second flat type "i" as indicated by Jauzac back decorated with several illustrations color and gold, pages backgrounds blue guard, all gilt edges. Back uniformly irradiated, some small stains on the back cover caps and corners slightly rubbed. Few tiny foxing on first and last pages as often. Hetzel Paris 1905 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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        Japan: A Record in Colour

      London: Adam & Charles Black, 1905., 1905. Finely Bound First Edition, Fifth Impression. Octavo. pp. xiv, 207. With 100 colour plates, including frontispiece. Bound by BAYNTUN of Bath in half red morocco with two raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Large tan calf label to spine stamped with the image of a Japanese woman. All edges gilt, with marbled boards and end-papers. Some light external wear, and some weakness to upper joint where the the leather is starting at head and tail. A very good copy except for the joint - good overall. Dorothy, the daughter of the Australian artist Mortimer Menpes, here provides an accompanying text for her father's drawings of Japan.

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

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

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        Mistress Branican

      Paris: Hetzel, 1905. Fine. Hetzel, Paris 1905, 18x28cm, cartonnage de l'éditeur. - Edition adorned with 78 illustrations by George Roux, 12 chromotypography engravings and 2 colored maps. Cardboard publisher Hetzel "the range and the elephant" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first polychrome dish Engel signed with the title in a black and gold range, several frames in black and gold, a head Goldenrod top left elephant, three small illustrations and various navigational instruments and gold exploration, all framed in green foliage, second flat type "i" as indicated by Jauzac back decorated with several illustrations color and gold, pages backgrounds blue guard, all gilt edges. Back uniformly irradiated, some small stains on the back cover caps and corners slightly rubbed. Few tiny foxing on first and last pages as often. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée in-8 ornée d'illustrations de L. Benett et de deux grandes cartes. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "à l'éventail et à l'éléphant" en pleine percaline rouge signé A. Lenègre, premier plat polychrome signé Engel présentant le titre dans un éventail noir et doré, plusieurs encadrements en noir et à l'or, une tête d'éléphant dorée en haut à gauche, trois petites illustrations ainsi que divers instruments de navigation et d'exploration dorés, le tout encadré dans des feuillages verts, second plat de type "i" comme indiqué par Jauzac, dos à l'encre, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Exemplaire très légèrement gauchis, sans gravité. Exemplaire exempt de toute rousseur.

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        VIDA DE D. QUIJOTE Y SANCHO según Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

      Madrid: Librería de Fernando Fe,.- 1905 - 427 p., 3 h. ;18 x 12 cm.- Holandesa piel con nervios de época. Explicada y comentada por Miguel de Unamuno. Muy buen estado de conservación. literatura española [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Collection of scrapbooks containing over a thousand trading cards, advertisements, and other ephemeral chromolithographic items, almost all produced in the United States in the nineteenth century]

      1905 - Approximately 1100 pieces, both loose and in four albums. Most pieces pasted into albums. Albums are quarto and folio in size. Largest album lacking spine and front board; spine deteriorated on second album, leaves loose in both. Some light wear to leaves in all four albums, some heavier than others. Overall, the individual pieces are in very good condition. A Large Collection of American Chromolithographic Ephemera Large group of primarily American trade cards, advertisements, and other ephemeral printed items, most printed in chromolithographic full color. The collection spans a variety of printing firms, in various locales, including Boston, New York, New Bedford, Philadelphia, Buffalo, and others. In addition to chromos of flowers and other ornamental scenes, there are trade cards advertising a wide variety of products: corsets, soap, thread, medicines and remedies, early appliances and household goods, shoes, furniture, dry goods, cigars, and many more. Most of the advertisements and trade cards are aimed at a female audience, relying on the desires of the burgeoning Victorian middle class. Some show African Americans in extreme caricatures, notably a series of cards for cigars. A significant archive of ephemeral items, neatly collected and grouped.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Claus Sydow (Einzelun]
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        The Great Plateau.: Being an Account of Exploration in Central Tibet, 1903, and of the Gartok Expedition, 1904-1905.

      London: Edward Arnold 1905 - Rawling, accompanied by Bailey, Ryder and Wood, surveyed the route from Gyantse to the source of the Brahmaputra, and to Gartok, returning to India over the Shipki Pass. Yakushi R98; Marshall 903 A very good copy in original cloth. Bookplate of Royal United Service Institution (with disposed stamp) on front end-paper, small stamp on free end-paper & remains of paper label on spine. Without internal or other markings. First edition pp.xii, 324, 32 plates, 2 folding colour maps.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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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