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        HOWDY HONEY HOWDY. With a seventeen line poem handwritten and signed by Paul Laurence Dunbar

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1905. Approximately 150 pages of text. Original hardcover binding with photo-onlay on front cover; moderately rubbed, slightly soiled, and moderately faded on spine. A small piece of cloth on the spine was gouged out, and the top edge suffers a tiny chip. No dustjacket, but protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with numerous black & white photographs by Leigh Richmond Miner. Page decorations by Will Jenkins. Contains a 17-line poem, handwritten by the author, and signed by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). It is here titled "Life" and begins "A little dreaming by the way" and ends "Love, death, the themes, but is that all?" This poem was published under the title "The Sum" in Dunbar's 1899 publication "Lyrics of the Hearthside." Minor soiling to the poem/manuscript/autograph page, and a few others. The binding has been restored as follows: inner hinges strengthened (archival material visible) and binding cloth cleaned. Paper restoration as follows: tiny tear at bottom of title page mended, and previous owner stamps removed from four pages, and lined with Japanese tissue. Small black dot on bottom edge of closed pages. Previous owners' Christmas/New Year gift label affixed to the front endpaper "For Oliver Corry from Dad 1906." A significant and rare offering of a complete handwritten and signed Dunbar poem.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        The [collected] Works of Aleister Crowley. Volume I, II and III [cmpl.].

      - 1st edition. Foyers, Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905, 1906, 1907. IX, 269 p. / VII, [3], 282, [2] p. / VII, 248 p. (India paper), 8°, O-Paperbacks Crowley Cross Index: C24 and No. 37, 40 and 46. - "This edition is authorised, and, as such, complete: therein are contained all the important works of Aleister Crowley. I. B." (Preface) - Covers are knocked and, like the uncut pages, a bit chipped; spines slightly torn; all volumes with (very) few marks; the pages of Vol.III a bit creased, else good copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        Journal of Explorations in Central Australia, by the Central Australian Exploration Syndicate

      Adelaide: C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, 1905. Foolscap folio, 76 pp., blue paper, with two large lithographic folding maps (measuring 705 x 1614 & 633 x 1754 mm. respectively); title-page a little thumbed, otherwise fine; bound in splendid half crimson morocco by Sangorski. "Last of the heroic period of Australian exploration..." Scarce report of a privately funded prospecting party working in the Northern Territory at the turn-of-the-century: 'Davidson's expedition is often regarded as the last of the heroic period of Australian exploration and it seems a pity that so little is known about the man itself' (Howgego).Davidson came to Australia at the instigation of the Central Australian Exploration Syndicate, a well-funded London-based company which proposed paying him a commission for the discovery of any significant mineral deposits in the interior. In the course of two serious expeditions into the remote interior of the Northern Territory - including the fierce Tanami desert - Davidson and his companions found no gold, but did survey and sample territory now extensively mined for iron ore and bauxite.The last three pages of this report comprise a lecture on Davidson's exploration given by Charles Winnecke before members of the South Australian Geographical Society. Winnecke praises Davidson as a professional prospector, especially his skill in 'retaining utmost harmony throughout the party'.The two loose folding maps accompanying this report are most impressive in scale, both are lithographically printed in four colours. Given the scarcity of this report and its importance in the revelation of rich mineral rich ores of recent economic significance, the Friends of the State Library Association published a facsimile edition in 2004.

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        Die illuminierten Handschriften in Tirol. Leipzig, K. W. Hiersemann 1905. Fol. XVI, 306 S., 3 Bll., mit 23 Lichtdruck-Tafeln u. 123 (tls. ganzs.) Abbildungen im Text, Kopfgoldschn., OLwd.

      . . Arntzen-R. M 11.- Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich herausgegeben von Franz Wickhoff. I. Band.- Mit ausführl. Register.- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Ebd. leicht berieben.

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sydney Paget

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905., 1905. Detective fiction; short stories. FIRST EDITION, Colonial Issue, published on the same day as the home market version. 8vo., With full page black and white illustrations throughout. Bound in the original uniform cloth binding of Longmans' Colonial Library. Pale colours a little darkened and aged, but still a very good, presentable copy of an elusive issue. Housed in a collector's box. 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 [A29a]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The [collected] Works of Aleister Crowley. Volume I, II and III [cmpl.]. 1st edition.

      Foyers, Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1905, 1906, 1907.. IX, 269 p. / VII, [3], 282, [2] p. / VII, 248 p. (India paper), 8°, O-Paperbacks. Crowley Cross Index: C24 and No. 37, 40 and 46. - "This edition is authorised, and, as such, complete: therein are contained all the important works of Aleister Crowley. I. B." (Preface) - Covers are knocked and, like the uncut pages, a bit chipped; spines slightly torn; all volumes with (very) few marks; the pages of Vol.III a bit creased, else good copies.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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        The Novels [Works] of Jane Austen. The Works include: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1905., 1905. THE WINCHESTER EDITION. 10 volumes. 8vo. Elegantly hand-bound in half green oasis morocco leather with raised bands, full gilt backs, four raised bands, top edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece. A little foxed to preliminary pages. This is considered to be the best collected edition of Austens works.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Model Factories and Villages: ideal conditions of labour and housing

      London, T. F. Unwin, 1905 - First edition. 8vo.,480pp. incl. front., illus., plates, plans. A near fine copy (spine slightly faded, bookplate of Cleveland book collector William G. Mather) of a scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria, by G. Maspero. Volumes X, XI, and XII by S. Rapoport. Volume XIII by L. W. King and H. R. Hall. Edited by A.H. Sayce and Translated by L.M. McClure

      London: The Grolier Society, n.d. (c.1905)., 1905. Complete in 13 volumes, large 8vo. Publisher's original maroon half morocco with gilt titles and gilt Egyptian-style tooling to spines, marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt others untrimmed. Generously illustrated, frontispieces and several plates in colour. Edges dusty; light general rubbing. An excellent set, shows extremely well.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Werke. Großherzog-Wilhelm-Ernst-Ausgabe. Herausgegeben im Auftrag von Alfred Walter Heymel unter dem Beirat von Bernhard Suphan (u.a.).

      Leipzig, Insel 1905 - 1916.. 15 (von 16) Bänden. 17 : 10 cm. Flexible rote Original-Lederbände mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Gold, Rückenfileten, Kopfgoldschnitt.. Erste Ausgabe der gesuchten Dünndruckausgabe von Goethes Werken, hier in der seltenen, in Leder gebundenen Ausgabe vorliegend. Ausstattung von E. Walker unter Oberleitung von Harry Graf Kessler. Buchtitel und Überschriften von Eric Gill. Umfaßt: Romane und Novellen (2 Bände), Autobiographische Schriften (3 Bde.), Dramatische Dichtungen (3 Bde.), Kunstschriften (2 Bde.), Übersetzungen und Bearbeitungen fremder Dichtungen, Aufsätze zur Kultur-, Theater- und Literaturgeschichte, Maximen und Reflexionen (2 Bde.), Lyrische und epische Dichtungen (2 Bde.). - Ohne den letzten Band, Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften, der leider oft fehlt. Die sehr empfindlichen Einbände in sehr guter Erhaltung nur wenige Rücken minimal ausgeblichen. Schöne Reihe und in dieser Form, alles Erstausgaben und in Leder gebunden, selten. - Sarkowski 540, 1 - 15, mit Abbildungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Steinbach]
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        Kipps. The Story of a Simple Soul

      MacMillan & Co., London, 1905,, 1905. FIRST EDITION IN RARE VARIANT BINDING. Pp. 425 + 2 (blank) + 32 (catalogue, dated 20.8.09). Bound in pale green cloth, heavily gilt decorated to spine with repetitive H.G Wells monogram alternating with a floral device. Light edgespotting else fine. This binding matches exactly that of a first edition of Wells' earlier book 'The Island of Dr. Moreau' [Ex Pat McInally Collection], described as a trial binding; these are cleary publisher's bindings and carry their imprint to foot of backstrip, but given that our copy has particularly lat ads, this can not be a trial or advance binding; moreover with the presence of the author's monogram initials to the spine we would suggest this may be a presentation binding of some kind. What is certian, however is that it is a scarce variant cloth- being only the second copy we have noted to date. The story concerns a draper's assistant who inherits a fortune.

      [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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        Inscribed by Mosher] The Blessed Damozel

      Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine 1905 - xiv, 32, [2] pp. 14.5x13.5 cm (5¾x5¼") period three-quarter green morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, top edge gilt. Finely bound by The Rose Bindery, Boston in 3/4 dark blue crushed morocco. One of 450 copies on Kelmscott hand-made paper. Second Mosher Edition. Inscribed by Mosher to renowned bibliophile W.F.G. [William F. Gable], department store tycoon (Gable's Department Store) and renowned collector, inscription dated August, 1919: "Dear W. F. G. I felt the joy of making "a verie parfite lyttel book" when I did this- the most beautiful of all Rossetti's poems. Thomas Bird Mosher [name underlined] August 8, 1918." A touch of wear at ends and corners, bookseller's catalog description tipped to flyleaf; near fine. Mosher inscriptions are quite rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Inscribed by Mosher] The Blessed Damozel

      Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1905. First edition thus. xiv, 32, [2] pp. 14.5x13.5 cm (5¾x5¼") period three-quarter green morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, top edge gilt. Finely bound by The Rose Bindery, Boston in 3/4 dark blue crushed morocco. One of 450 copies on Kelmscott hand-made paper. Second Mosher Edition. Inscribed by Mosher to renowned bibliophile W.F.G. [William F. Gable], department store tycoon (Gable's Department Store) and renowned collector, inscription dated August, 1919: "Dear W. F. G. I felt the joy of making "a verie parfite lyttel book" when I did this- the most beautiful of all Rossetti's poems. Thomas Bird Mosher [name underlined] August 8, 1918." A touch of wear at ends and corners, bookseller's catalog description tipped to flyleaf; near fine. Mosher inscriptions are quite rare.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        LA CRITICA , direttore B, CROCE - 1905 - 1937 - BLOCCO DI 21 ANNATE COMPLETE - , Bari, Laterza Giuseppe e figli, 1905

      1905 - 1907 - 1908 - 1909 - 1910 - 1911 - 1912 - 1913 - 1914 - 1915 - 1918 - 1921 - 1922 - 1923 - 1924 - 1926 - 1929 - 1930 - 1935 - 1936 - 1937 - - tutte a fascicoli sciolti ed in buone condizioni . Vengono offerte in BLOCCO A

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        Fünf Szenen zur Inszenierung des Dramas König Oedipus von Max Reinhardt in der Arena des Zirkus Schumann in Berlin.

      - 5 Lithographien, auf gelblichem Velin, jeweils mit dem roten Atelierstempel. Ca. 13,4:25 cm bzw. 15:19,5 cm. Orliks Mitarbeit am Deutschen Theater von 1905-1911 unter den Regisseuren Max Reinhardt (1873-1943), Hermann Bahr, Emil Milan und Felix Hollaender ist durch mehrere Inszenierungen belegt. Als Reinhardt 1910, die von Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929) bearbeitete Fassung des antiken Dramas König Oedipus in die Arena des Zirkus Schumann in Berlin verlegt, dokumentiert Orlik dieses herausragende Theaterereignis als zuschauender Beobachter in Zeichnungen und Lithographien.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Trois primitifs

      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. Albert Messein Paris 1905 16,5x23,5cm relié

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes

      London: George Newnes. 1905., 1905. First Edition. Octavo, pp. 403, 4 of adverts. Bound in publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles to front and to spine. Housed in a modern protective cloth wrapper. Sixteen plates. Internally nice and clean and bright, front flyleaf has split from textblock but is still firmly sewn in. Some browning to the endpapers, with a ownership bookplate fixed to the front pastedown. Some light rubbing to the boards, more so to the spine which has been bumped at the head and tail caps. Two punctures to the cloth in the middle of the spine, and a small nick above the titles.

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        Petri Victorii Commentarii, in primum librum Aristotelis de arte poetarum... Accessit rerum et verborum memorabilium index locupletissimus. -

      In - folio. Legatura coeva in pergamena molle, titolo calligrafato sul dorso; lievi tracce d'uso. (20), 308, (12) pp.; leggere fioriture sparse; esemplare in barbe, assai marginoso e in una bella legatura coeva; antica iscrizione a penna nel margine inferiore bianco del frontespizio "Di Giovanni Alberti donatogli da m. Baccio Tolomei". Prima edizione curata dal Vettori. Tra le varie edizioni di autori classici greci e latini curate dal letterato ed erudito fiorentino, questa è considerata la migliore. La Poetica era formata in origine da due libri, di cui è rimasto soltanto il primo relativo alla tragedia con riferimenti al poema epico (nel secondo erano trattati la poesia giambica, e soprattutto la commedia). Adams A - 1905. EDIT16 28240. Camerini, Giunti, p.44 e nr.310: «Bella edizione, come tutte quelle di Aristotele curate dal Vettori. Il testo è disposto per periodi con sotto la traduzione in latino e il commento». Graesse, I, 213: «Edition excellente...» First edition of this commentary by the Florentine humanist Vettori, printed with the original Greek text and a Latin translation. Slight foxing here and there, but generally a good uncut and large copy, attractively bound in contemporary limp vellum, ms. title on spine.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport]
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        Das römische Carneval.

      Insel, Leipzig 1905 - 58 Seiten mit 1 gestochenen Titelillustration sowie 20 handkolorierten, lithographierten Tafeln, Oldr mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, Deckelbordüren und eingebundener OBroschur, 4°. Nummeriertes Exemplar Nr. 14 einer Auflage von 250 nummerierten Exemplaren. Satz nach der Originalausgabe (Weimar und Gotha, Ettinger 1789 - gedruckt bei Unger in Berlin), unbeschnittenes und breitrandiges Exemplar. Diese vom Insel Verlag verlegte Faksimileausgabe wurde in 250 numerierten Exemplaren in der Offizin vom W. Drugulin in Leipzig gedruckt. Die Tafeln wurden durch Steindruck hergestellt und mit der Hand koloriert." (Druckvermerk). Der schöne Ganzledereinband etwas berieben und leicht fleckig ( Rückdeckel stärker ), oberes Kapital etwas beschädigt, Ecken bestoßen. ( Gewicht 900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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      1905 - New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. 3 pp undated ads. Original maroon cloth. First Edition, which consisted of only 2,530 copies -- fewer copies than any known printing of all earlier Jack London books except his first book, THE SON OF THE WOLF (2,028 copies). (By contrast, THE CALL OF THE WILD consisted of 71,584 copies and THE SEA-WOLF consisted of 63,337 copies.~The book consists of seven essays on socialism. Much of the content derived from London's earlier trip to Europe (after hanging around the London slums, London had sallied off to Paris and Rome, where he hobnobbed with the socialists in each city). To quote from London's preface:~It is the hope of the writer that the socialistic studies in this volume may in some slight degree enlighten a few capitalistic minds. The capitalist must learn, first and for always, that socialism is based, not upon the equality, but upon the inequality, of men.~This is a near-fine copy (slightly faded on the spine as usual, but otherwise just a little rubbing at the very tips). Quite an uncommon London title. Sisson & Martens p. 22; Blanck 11885. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        L'AGENCE THOMPSON AND Co - LES VOYAGES EXTRAORDINAIRES / COLLECTION HETZEL - 5 photos disponibles dont la table des parties.

      HETZEL 1905 - RO20180543: 492 pages - nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc hors texte - nombreuses planches chromotygraphie hors texte - frontispice en noir et blanc sous serpente - dos à 5 nerfs - contre-plats jaspés - 1 manque en tête au dos - 1 trace d'etiquette collée sur le 1er contre-plat - interieur correct - 5 photos disponibles dont la table des parties. ILLUSTRATIONS PAR L. BENETT. In-8 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Über einen die erzeugung und verwandlung des lichtes betreffenden heuristischen gesichtspunkt," AND "Über die von der molekularkinetischen theorie der Wärme geforderte bewegung von in ruhenden flüssigkeiten suspendierten teilchen," AND "Zur elektrodynamik bewegter körper" in Annalen der Physik, Volume 17, Leipzig, 1905

      FIRST EDITION OF THREE PAPERS BY EINSTEIN, "EACH DEALING WITH A DIFFERENT SUBJECT AND EACH TODAY ACKNOWLEDGED TO BE A MASTERPIECE [AND] THE SOURCE OF A NEW BRANCH OF PHYSICS" (Max Born in Cropper, The Quantum Physicists, 20). The papers present here include Einstein's revolutionary paper on Special Relativity, his Nobel-Prize winning work on photons and the photoelectric effect, and his demonstration of the existence of atoms through Brownian motion. By any measure, this volume is "one of the most remarkable volumes in the history of scientific literature" (Born). Einstein was 24. This is not an ex-library volume, hence it bears no stamps or other such markings. In the first paper, "Einstein provided an explanation of the photoelectric effect by postulating that the electrons experiencing the photoelectric effect receive energy from light only in discrete 'light quanta'" (Wenner Collection). "Such a hypothesis, [Einstein] argued, would provide an answer to the problem of black-body radiation where classical theories had failed, and would also explain several puzzling properties of fluorescence, photoionization and the photoelectric effect" (Norman 689). "Einstein once described his first paper of 1905 [...] as 'very revolutionary' [...] The heuristic viewpoint of the title was nothing less than the suggestion that light be considered a collection of independent particles of energy, which he called light quanta" (DSB, IV, 315), a hypothesis that "seemed to dismiss a century of evidence supporting the wave theory of light" (ibid). This paper, together with his 1906 paper on the photoelectric effect, earned Einstein the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. According to Einstein, the second paper proved that "according to the molecular theory of heat, bodies of dimensions of the order of 1/1000 mm. suspended in liquid experience apparent random movement due to the thermal motion of molecules. Such movement of suspended bodies has actually been observed by biologists who call it Brownian molecular movement" (Clark quotation, Einstein, p. 87). "Experimental verification of the predictions made in this paper contributed to proving the physical reality of molecules" (Christies, 2008 Richard Green Sale, Lot 95). The third paper, on the electrodynamics of moving bodies, was Einstein's first statement of the special theory of relativity. In it he argued that all motion is relative to the inertial system in which it is measured, and that matter and energy are equivalent. As he himself remarked, "it modifies the theory of space and time" (Clark). CONDITION & DETAILS: Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth. Full volume. Not an ex-library volume. 8vo (9 x 6; 225 x 150mm). Line-block and halftone text illustrations, one folding table, 3 halftone plates, 1 collotype plate. Contemporary black cloth backed marbled boards; slight rubbing and scuffing around the edges; tightly and solidly bound. Minor age toning. Excellent condition.

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        Shin Bijutsukai, the New Monthly Magazine of Various Designs by the Famous Artists of Today. ????

      Kyoto.: Unsodo.. Volume 32.. Meiji 38. 1905.. 20 single page color woodblock prints on Japanese style folded sheets, stab thread binding, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Light soiling to front cover and scattered foxing to back cover, there are two binding stab holes which don't have a tie, fore edge split along three double sheets, light soiling in margins, crease at lower fore edge corner of a couple of sheets (at very edge), tiny (1/8 inch) hole in first image. Good to very good condition. Exquisite designs by Ogata Korin, skilfully printed with much effective use of silver which shimmers in the light. .

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        Estan Calientes (Ihnen ist heiß).

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

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        Les écrits et les dessins dans les maladies nerveuses et mentales (essai clinique).

      Paris, Masson et Cie, 1905 - Paris, Masson et Cie, 1905 ; 1 vol. in-8 (22 x 15 cm), X, 306, (1) pp., 232 figures dans le texte ; demi-basane verte de l'époque, dos lisse orné au chiffre P.S. gravé en queue, dos uniformément insolé, coiffes frottées et petite épidermure en tête du plat supérieur, mors fendus en tête et en queue, bord des feuillets légèrement bruni, assez bon état. Édition originale très rare de ce livre novateur. C'est l'un des deux ouvrages précurseurs sur le sujet, avec celui de Marcel Réja -pseudonyme de Paul Meunier- (Brenot, Le génie et la folie en peinture, musique, littérature, p. 160). Il est bien antérieur à à la publication (en 1922) du célèbre livre de Hans Prinzhorn. Il est divisé en trois parties : considérations générales sur les écrits pathologiques ; les écrits dans les diverses maladies nerveuses et mentales ; les dessins. Joseph Rogues de Fursac (1872-1942) fut médecin adjoint à Clermont de l'Oise puis à l'hôpital militaire de Ville-Evrard. Il est considéré, notamment par Biéder (Dictionnaire biographique : Joseph Rogues de Fursac (1872-1942), Ann medico-psychologiques, 2007, 165, 225-229) comme un pionnier à la fois de la graphologie médicale et de l'étude de l'art psychopathologique. Rogues de Fursac montre que l'étude des écrits et des dessins peut constituer une étape supplémentaire dans l'examen des malades mentaux. Il introduit l'épreuve de l'écriture calligraphique qui lui sert plus particulièrement à mettre en relief les troubles les plus marqués de la fonction motrice (observés dans l'ataxie, la sclérose en plaques, "la paralysie agitante", etc.). Cet ouvrage eut aussi une grande influence sur les surréalistes, notamment sur Breton et Eluard, ayant constitué leur source médicale principale pour la rédaction des "Possessions" (AM Amiot, Le Surréaliste et son psy, pp. 50-60, 65, 68 ; P Scopelliti & R Dadoun, L'influence du surréalisme sur la psychanalyse, pp. 82-84 ; H Béhar, Le surréalisme et la science, pp. 66, 74). Cette forme d'expression s'inscrit dans ce qui deviendra l'art brut et sera utilisé à des fins psychothérapeutiques (art-thérapie). © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2015. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fuji San

      PONTING, Herbert G. Fuji San photographed by Herbert G Ponting. [3] pp., 25 collotype plates, 1 folding. Oblong folio, 373 x 253 mm, in original illustrated paper covers. In a new tan cloth folding box. Tokyo: K. Ogawa, 1905. |~| |~||~||~||~| A very scarce collection of photographs published by Ogawa Kazuma, who was himself one of the leading photographers in Japan at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. One of his main achievements was to develop the collotype as a means of attaining a wider audience than was obtainable through the souvenir albums that were so popular at the time. Herbert Ponting, the photographer, is perhaps best known for his photographs of the 1910 Antarctic Expedition, but he lived in Japan from 1901 to 1906 resulting in at least two books. Only four copies of this book are recorded in OCLC. Very slight soiling, but overall in excellent condition.

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        On the conversion of electric oscillations into continuous currents by means of a vacuum valve.

      London 1905 - The Beginning of ElectronicsFleming, John Ambrose (1849-1945). On the conversion of electric oscillations into continuous currents by means of a vacuum valve. In Proceedings of the Royal Society. 74 (1905): 476-487. Whole volume, 8vo. [66, variously paginated], 580pp. Plates, text illustrations. Later library buckram, very minor rubbing and wear. Book-label and stamps of the Liverpool Athenaeum.First Edition. Fleming’s paper introducing the basic principle of the two-electrode vacuum tube or diode marked the beginning of electronics. Before the development of the transistor the vacuum tube became the first switch used in the earliest electronic computers. Using vacuum tubes as switches, the first general purpose electronic computer, the ENIAC, operated 10,000 times the speed of a human computer. By comparison, the Harvard Mark 1, which used electromechnical relays as switches, computed 100 times the speed of a human computer. An electrical engineer and physicist who had worked with Thomas Edison's company in London, and a consultant to Guglielmo Marconi, Fleming invented and patented the two-electrode vacuum-tube rectifier, which he called the oscillation valve. This was called a thermionic valve, vacuum diode, kenotron, thermionic tube, or Fleming valve. Fleming' diode was an essential step in the development of radio, In 1906 Lee de Forest introduced a third electrode called the grid into the vacuum tube. The resulting triode could be used both as an amplifier and a switch. In this form the vacuum tube was used in radio receivers and radar until it was superseded by solid state electronics more than 50 years later. The first electronic computer, the ENIAC, used 18,000 vacuum tubes as switches. Vacuum tubes were used in electronic computers until the late 1950s, and they are still manufactured today for specialty analogue Hi-Fi equipment. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Woggle-Bug Book in the rare first state

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton Company. Very Good. 1905. First; First. Wraps. Covers worn & torn, lacking fore corners; stain to title page fore-edge (all for which see images); remainder clean. "one of the most delicate and ephemeral of all Baum's publications." Bienvenue, 219 ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 48 pages .

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        Svenska Krigsmaktens forna och nuvarande Munderingar

      Stockholm: P.B. Eklund, 1905. First edition. 41 chromolithographic plates. Letterpress title with list of plates on verso. 1 vols. Folio. Later red cloth, spine label (rubbed). A couple of plates with occasional short marginal splits, overall fine and bright. Nice color plates of Swedish military uniforms, grouped by regiments, each plate showing the uniforms from the regiment's founding (often ca. 1750s) through the turn of the twentieth century. This does not correspond to the only Eklund title in Lipperheide, dated 1890, which calls for only six plates. It appears to be an updated reworking of Lipperheide 2278 (Schützercrantz, 1849-1853, with 36 plates). The only copy located is in the Kungliga Bibliotheket (National Library of Sweden).

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        Sailing Alone Around the World

      New York: The Century Company, 1905: Signed. 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.

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        A Little Princess

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1905. Illustrated by Ethel Franklin Betts. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in pink morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, titles blocked to front board gilt with a pictorial onlay of the little princess copied from the original front board, twin rule to turn-ins, pink floral endpapers, gilt edges. 12 colour plates by Ethel Franklin Betts. A fine copy. First US edition. A beloved tale which first started as a 1888 serialised novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's Boarding School, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine. A Little Princess is an expanded and revised tale of Sara Crewe. The story of an orphaned heiress has been the basis for successful Broadway productions and several feature films which featured stars such as Mary Pickford and Shirley Temple in the role of Sara.

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      Librairie de Paris - Firmin-Didot et Cie 1905 - RO40248420: Env. 600 pages (plusieurs paginations). Recueil. Texte en éthiopien et en français sur la même page. Papier muet encollé sur le dos, le consolidant. Etiquette de code sur la couverture. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. Manques sur les bords du 1er plat. Nombreuses pages non coupées. Quelques déchirures. Envoi manuscrit de l'un des traducteurs sur l'une des pages de titre (Abbé SINGLAS). Le Livre des Mystères du Ciel et de la Terre, Texte éthiopien publié et trad. par J. PERRUCHON, avec M. I. GUIDI. Le Synaxaire Ethiopien, I, Le Mois de Sanê, II, Le Mois de Hamlê, Texte éthiopien inédit publié et trad. I. GUIDI, avec L. DESNOYERS et A. SINGLAS. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 97.2-Dédicace, envoi [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece. First, Second and Third Series. Three Volume Set

      London Smith, Elder & Co 1905, 1898, 1907. VG: in very good condition with bespoke navy blue slipcase. Rebound with new eps. Usual darkening to vellum boards. Heraldic bookplate on fep verso. Teg Reprint Vellum hardback 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 359pp; 368pp; 386pp + ads.

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        Trois primitifs

      Albert Messein 1905 - - Albert Messein, Paris 1905, 16,5x23,5cm, relié. - 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 l'auteur à son ami et exécuteur testamentaire Lucien Descaves. Ouvrage illustré de 6 planches hors-texte. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi en reliure pastiche. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Stilleben mit Weintrauben, grüner Glasvase und Chrysanthemen auf weißem Tuch, Öl auf Holzplatte

      München 1905 - Bildmaß: 21 x 33,5 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), links unten mit *K.Klöpfer - München* signiert und mit *1905* datiert. Gezeigt werden blaue und grüne Trauben in einer Silberschale, Rechts hiervon eine grüne Jugendstil-Glasvase. Zusammen auf einem weißen Tuch mit weißem Laub, rechterhand rosa-gelbe Chrysanthemen. Das Bild gering fleckig, minimal berieben - insgesamt von guter und dekorativer Erhaltung. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( Provenienz: Alter Münchener Privatbesitz ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Art of the Theatre. Together with an Introduction by Edward Gordon Craig and a Preface by R. Graham Robertson

      Foulis, Edinburgh/ London 1905 - 55 S., 4 Bl., Frontispiz und 6 s/w-Tfn. (Bühnen- u. Kostümentwürfe, Sz.-Abb.), olivgrüne, illustr. OKlappenbroschur mit einem farb. Holzschnitt-Entwurf, im Block monogrammiert "C", Verlagsvignette auf Hinterdeckel, ungeschnitten, Format 17,4 x 21,8 cm. - Edward Gordon Craigs (1872 - 1966) erste programmatische Buchveröffentlichung in Form eines Manifests. In einem fiktiven Gespräch über das zeitgenössische Theater treffen ein Theaterregisseur und ein Zuschauer aufeinander. Die deutsche Übersetzung erschien zwei Monate zuvor im April 1905. Buchzustand: erste unbedruckte Seiten u. Titelseite etwas stockfleckig, Rückenkanten gering rissspurig. Schönes, sehr gutes Exemplar. Stain spots on first pages, slightly worn on edges and spine. A very good copy. Fletcher/ Rood A4 (d). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

      Washington: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Assoc., 1905. hardcover. very good(+). Numerous illustrations with lettered tissue guards. 20 volumes, rubricated titles, 8vo, 3/4 blue crushed morocco, ornately gilt spines (tops of some spines lightly rubbed). Washington: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1905. Very good (+). Definitive Edition Containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, Parliamentary Manuaal, Official Papers, Messages and Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private, Now Collected and Published in their Entirety for the First Time. Including All of the Original Manuscripts, Deposited in the Department of State and Published in 1853...

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        Outdoor Pastimes of An American Hunter

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. Signed Limited edition. Large octavo, original three quarters brown morocco. One of 260 numbered copies signed by Theodore Roosevelt, this is number 30. Printed on ruisdael paper by the De Vinne Press. Photogravure frontispiece of Roosevelt, illustrated throughout. In very good condition with some wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Like Audubon, William Elliott and Judge Caton, Roosevelt liked to chase deer with horses and hounds: 'To be able to ride through woods and over rough country at full speed, rifle or shotgun in hand, and then to leap off and shoot at a running object is to show that one has the qualities which made the cavalry of Forrest so formidable in the Civil War.' This volume also contains an excellent chapter on 'Books on Big Game' in which Roosevelt reveals his admiration for two other giants among deer hunters: Judge Caton and T.S. Van Dyke" (Wegner, 234).

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        On a Possible Mode of Detecting a Motion of the Solar System through the Luminiferous Ether" in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 30, 1879-1880, pp. 108-110

      First edition of James Clerk Maxwell's proposal for measuring the ether, a critical prelude to Michelson-Morley's great 'failed' experiment -- a work that set "new standards of reference of time and space from geometry and cosmometry" [and] ultimately leading to Einstein's 1905 proposal that the speed of light is a universal constant" (Lightman, 130). In this paper, Maxwell argues "that the velocity of the earth with respect to the ether alters the velocity of light by a quantity depending on the square of the ratio of the earth's velocity to that of light which he described as 'quite too small to be observed' (Staley, Einstein's Generation, 46). "Michelson did not accept this impossibility and started thinking of detecting the effect" (Soni, Mechanics and Relativity, 286). Maxwell believed that the propagation of light required a medium for the waves, dubbed the luminiferous aether. Still, he believed that 'the whole question of the luminiferous medium near the earth, and its connexion with gross matter, is very far as yet from being settled by experiment'. Later Maxwell wrote to the American astronomer David Peck Todd to ask if current observational accuracy of the moons of Jupiter was sufficient for the test he had proposed, but Todd informed him that it was not. Maxwell also included in his letter to Todd a detailed description of a terrestrial method for measuring the local speed of the aether by reflecting two light beams at right angles to each other, and he noted that this would require precision on the order of (v/c)2, which he (Maxwell) thought must surely be unachievable. After Maxwell's death a short time later, Todd published the letter" in both Nature and the Proceedings (Math Pages, 1). Michelson read the Maxwell letter that Todd had published "and was intrigued by the idea of detecting the Earth's motion through the (supposed) ether by measuring variations in the speed of light directly, in the manner that Maxwell had described in the letter, but which he (Maxwell) had assumed was completely impractical. Michelson was an expert in interferometry techniques, and took up the challenge to achieve the level of precision necessary to carry out the test and measure the speed of the aether. In 1880, Michelson designed an instrument specifically intended to refute Maxwell's supposition and with Edward A. Morley set about a landmark series of experiments that ultimately would "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). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Harrison & Sons. Complete volume. 8vo. 8.5 by 5.5 inches (213 x 138mm). [ix], 1, [599], 1, [vi], 3. Ex-libris with two stamps on the title page and no exterior markings whatsoever. In-text illustrations throughout. Handsomely rebound in half calf over aged marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered at the spine. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; each compartment gilt tooled. Marbled text block. Bright and clean throughout. Very good condition in every way.

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        On some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types. (Extracted from the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Ser. 2, Vol. 4, Part 1.)

      London: The London Mathematical Society,, 1905. Octavo (275 × 182 mm), pp. 29-53, (1). contemporary plain paper wrappers, lettered in manuscript. Presentation inscription "James Ward from B. R." to blank upper margin of the first leaf, with Ward's pencil annotation throughout, later ownership inscription of Samuel Skulsky to front wrapper. Wrappers split along spine and detatched; an excellent copy, preserved in a custom-made slip case. Original offprint. Russell had been working on trying to articulate "a theory of logic in which there were no classes, or denoting concepts, or even propositional functions, but only complex entities called 'propositions', which were to be analysed into their constituents: individuals and predicates. 'It seems to me broadly possible', he wrote to G. E. Moore on 25 October [1905], 'to maintain that there is nothing complex except propositions.' On 14 December he read to the London Mathematical Society a paper called 'On some difficulties in the theory of transfinite numbers and order types', in which he first publicly suggested the 'no classes' approach to the Paradox. Soon afterwards, the idea that 'propositions' rather than 'classes' should be the primitive notion of his theory of logic was developed into what he called the 'substantiation theory', which he first outlined in an unpublished paper called 'On Substitution' . The theory had something of the beautiful simplicity of the first draft of The Principles of Mathematics, and Russell was, temporarily, quite delighted by it. On the first day of the new year of 1906, he felt able to declare to Lucy Donnelly that: 'My work during 1905 was certainly better in quality and quantity than any I have done in a year before, unless perhaps in 1900. The difficulty which I came upon in 1901 … has come out at last, completely and finally, so far as I can judge …'" (Monk, p. 185). James Ward, philosopher and psychologist, was made a fellow of Trinity College Cambridge in 1875, and in 1897 was appointed to the newly founded professorship of mental philosophy and logic. "During the First World War, Ward protested at the dismissal of Bertrand Russell - who later called Ward 'my chief teacher' - from his Trinity lectureship" (ODNB).

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