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        Alte Kinderreime

      Verlag Hermann Schafstein & Co. Cöln Erscheinungsjahr 1905 - Format 4° ( Kleinfolio ) 32 S . mit 15 ganzseitigen farbigen Abbildungen und Versen gegenüber , farbig illustriertes Titelblatt , grüner Originalpappband mit Deckelverzierung und Deckeltitel, figürliche farbige Vorsätze , etwas fingerfleckig , bis auf eine 3 cm Beschädigung mit etwa 1 cm Materialverlust am oberen Rücken , ansonsten sehr gut erhaltenes straffes Exemplar = Erste Ausgabe. -Hess/Wachter B 20. - Huggler 179. - Bilderwelt 489. - Stuck-Villa II, 229. - Brüggemann 457 (mit Abb.). - Köster S. 44 = (Buch zu groß für den Scanner ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of the Tweed. Limited Edition

      James Nisbet & Co, London 1905 - 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. Language: eng VG : in overall very good condition without dust jacket. Browning to eps. Untrimmed. Teg Green embossed hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On a Possible Mode of Detecting a Motion of the Solar System through the Luminiferous Ether" in Nature, Volume 21, 1879-1880, pp. 315

      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). Note that this important paper takes the form of a letter and that it was published posthumously - and simultaneously in both Nature and The Proceedings of the Royal Society. Exactly simultaneously; one was not published even slightly prior to the other. We offer both for sale. 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. I n 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. 4to. 10.5 by 7.5 inches (263 x 188mm). [xix], 1, [628], 4. Ex-libris with two stamps on the title page and no exterior markings whatsoever. In-text illustrations throughout. Handsomely rebound in half calf , gilt-lettered at the spine. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; each compartment gilt tooled. Tightly and very solidly bound. Bright and clean throughout. Very good condition in every way.

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        Seventy Five Books From A Library Formed By E. Ph. Goldschmidt Of Trinity College Cambridge 1905-1909

      Privately Printed At The Cambridge University Press - Limited to 50 copies. Inscription on first endpaper reads "To Cosmo Gordon From Ernst Ph. Goldschmidt". Palel cream paper covers with illustration of Ernest Goldschmidt book plate in black on the front. Corners slightly bumped. "Pamph. 1-s1" written in pencil to top of front cover. Small crease to rear corner. Most pages still uncut. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        JO SHU NO KASUMI: MIST OVER XUZHOU, JIANGSU PROVINCE, CHINA.[A WOODBLOCK PRINTED BOOK OF WARRIORS, ARCHERY & FALCONRY.]

      A GRAND EXAMPLE OF WARRIOR ARCHERY SKILL & FALCON KEEPING [Kyoto 1905, - Yamada Geisodo]. Brown stitched wrs., very good[27] double folded leaves, [50]p. color woodblock printedillustrations, in tones of grey, black keyblock & soft pinkcolors, 16.5 x 24 cm., cover edges worn, contents clean. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Ouverture zu "König Lear." Autograph musical manuscript full score with autograph inscription and corrections

      [?]1905. Folio (340 x 270 mm). Sewn. 1f. (title), 39, [iii] (blank) pp. Notated in ink on printed 30-stave music paper "B.C. No. 10." In C minor. Scored for large orchestra. With programmatic subtitles referring to episodes from Shakespeare's drama. With autograph inscription to upper right corner of title: "Dies Exemplar an meinem[!] [?]lieben Schwager Heinz Neujahr [?]1905." Annotations in pencil, most probably autograph, including correction marks, to several pages, especially to pp. 3 (vertical alignment), 8, 10, and 34-35. Somewhat browned; small portion of lower outer corners stained.. A new discovery. The overture is not included in any known works list of Klenau's compositions nor have we located any references to the work in the literature about him. Danish composer Paul von Klenau spent most of his life in Germany and Austria. "With his move in 1902 to the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, where he studied composition under Bruch and the violin under Hali , he started to enter Germanic circles, and as he did so came to receive less recognition in Denmark. In 1904 he went to Munich as a pupil of Thuille... [and later] to Stuttgart, where he studied with von Schillings (1908) and took a post at the Hofoper (1909). A large number of letters from Klenau to Alban Berg, dated from 1920 until the latter's death in 1935, attest to a close friendship. Some letters to Schoenberg also show that, while probably not a pupil of his, Klenau was certainly intimate with the Schoenberg circle... Klenau... turned in his later years to composing operas and symphonies in which his style moved... towards Schoenbergian atonal procedures. Such a move, particularly during the Third Reich, aroused considerable controversy. Yet the composer skilfully managed to circumvent charges of decadence by proclaiming his loyalty to the Nazi regime, and by publishing a series of articles claiming that his use of 12-note technique derived from Wagner, avoiding any mention of Schoenberg." Thomas Michelsen and Erik Levi in Grove online "Schwager Heinz" refers to Heinrich Simon (1880-1941), the brother of Klenau's wife, Anne-Marie Simon. The son of a banker's family, Simon took a doctorate in German literature. As the publisher of the daily Frankfurter Zeitung he was an influential and well-connected figure in Weimar Germany. He championed the painter Max Beckmann and the young Theodor W. Adorno. Simon was Jewish and emigrated to Palestine in 1934. He later moved to Washington, D.C., where he taught music in his final years.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Rip Van Winkle

      London; Heinemann. 1905., 1905. First Rackham Edition. Quarto. 51 mounted colour plates. Publisher's original green cloth boards with gilt pictorial title to upper. Scuffing and rubbing to extremities, some fraying at spine ends. A little bumping here and there with some light foxing to prelims. Essentially a very good copy of a beautiful work by Rackham, all plates clean and tidy, tissue guards present etc. Internally clean, ink ownership to front pastedown. Housed in a tailor made green felt lined slipcase. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Binding, Fine- Riviere] Compleat Angler

      Carodoc Press 1905 - Exquisitely bound full dark green crushed morocco binding by Riviere with bold gilt-blocked scene of swimming fish in a pool with stylized water flowers and leaf patterning. The illustration extends to the back cover, continuing the theme, with a completely new design showing a long fishing line extending into the pool. Superb front and rear single dentelles with fish and basket gilt designs. One of 350 copies, TEG, others uncut. Binding and contents are fine (front hinge has been expertly and almost invisibly repaired. The book was a gift to an "H.M.S." from the famous financeer and manuscript collector, Robert Bothwick Adam: inscribed on front free endpaper: "H.M.S from R.B. Adam, Oct. 21, 1924 and under that, to his daughter Harriett, "To Harriett from her Father, Jan. 1, 1937." In contemporary green cloth slipcase. A singularly exquisite and innovative Riviere binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Underwood's Proof sheet of photographs for stereoviews of Tasmania

      New York:: Underwood & Underwood,. ca. 1905.. 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.

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        Grüsse aus Lome. Aufnahmen nach der Natur ausgeführt von Br. Damasus.

      Lome, Katholische Mission, o. J. (ca. 1905).. 12 Orig.-Photographien auf 12 Leporello-Kartons. Kl. 8° (Format ca. 16,6x21,5 cm), Orig.-Leinen mit Blind- und Goldprägung... Vgl. Kainbacher, S. 93 (dort werden lediglich 11 Illustrationen angegeben!). - 12 Original-Photographien auf Karton montiert der damaligen Hauptstadt von Deutsch-Togo! Diese mit hübschem Rahmenschmuck und jeweils mit gedruckter Bildbeschreibung. Die Aufnahmen zeigen: Bahnhof & Maschinenhalle - K. Gouverneur-Gebäude - Lome (1.-9. Stadtteil) - Die kath. Kirche in Lome. Die 9 Aufnahmen der Stadtteile ergeben auseinandergefaltet ein Panorama der Stadt! - Die Goldprägung teils leichter verblasst, die Ecken, Kanten und am Rücken etwas beschabt, die Deckel leichter berieben, kleinere Verfärbung auf dem Hinterdeckel (ca. 1 cm Länge), die Photographien etwas ausgesilbert. - Selten! - A souvenir photo album of the colonial capital of German Togoland. There are 12 mounted silver prints, bound accordion style, each measuring 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ inches on printed mounts measuring 6 x 8 inches. The photographer is identified as Bruder Damasus. Oblong octavo, 6 ½ x 8 ½ inches. Embossed blue cloth with gilt lettering; covers lightly rubbed. The unusual nine part panorama of this prosperous colonial town and harbor shows the long Lome wharf, boats in the harbor, overviews of wide streets in a city of palms, and native huts alongside dazzling white European style buildings. Other photographs show the Catholic church, the governor's palace, and the construction of the railroad station. Lome, situated on the Atlantic coast of central Africa was selected as the colonial capital of German Togoland in 1897. In 1914 it was invaded by French and British forces and after two weeks of resistance the German colonization came to an end. In 1916 the country was partitioned among the French and British.

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        Der Buntscheck. Ein Sammelbuch herzhafter Kunst für Ohr und Auge deutscher Kinder [Originalausgabe]

      Köln, H. & F. Schaffstein, [ca. 1905]. 55 S. Mit zahlr. farb, teils ganzseitigen, handkolorierten Illustr. von Ernst Kreidolf, Karl Hofer, K. F. v. Freyhold, E. R. Weiß u. mit Noten. 4to (ca. 31,5 x 24,5 cm). Farbig illustr. OPp. m. farbig illustr. Vorsätzen. Zweite Ausgabe der handkolorierten und goldgehöhten LIEBHABERAUSGABE. - Eine großartigen Anthologie, die Richard Dehmel aus einigen eigenen Texten und Arbeiten anderer bekannter Autoren vereint hatte und zu deren Ausstattung sich einige der führenden Illustratoren ihrer Zeit zusammentaten. - Die Texte sind von u.a. von Oskar Wiener, Paula Dehmel, Robert Walser, Richard Dehmel, Paul Scheerbart, Emil Weber, Karl Klammer, Gustav Falke, Gustav Kühl, Jakob Wassermann, Alfred Mombert u.a., Deckelzeichnung und Vorsatzmuster von K. F. v. Freyhold, Notenbeispile v. Fritz Koege. - Kapitale abgestoßen, Kanten berieben, Innengelenk gering gelockert; das Papier vereinzelt mit schwachen Braunfleckchen, sonst gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar

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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. - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Dodd, Mead & Company, New York 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. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        Die Einbrecher".

      - Bleistift, auf gelblichem Bütten, links unten monogrammiert, bezeichnet und datiert „H. K. Die Einbrecher No. II. März 1905" sowie verso mit blauer Tinte vom Künstler datiert „August 1906.". 25:35,7 cm. - Verso Spuren einer alten Verklebung, der linke Rand unregelmäßig geschnitten. Provenienz: Aus dem Familienalbum des Künstlers/erworben von Frau März/Verwandte des Hermann Kaulbach. Febr. 1976".

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        Schweizerisches Künstler-Lexikon., Hrsgg. mit Unterstützung des Bundes und kunstfreundlicher Privater vom Schweizerischen Kunstverein.

      Frauenfeld, Huber, 1905-1917. - XVI, 648 S.; VI, 711 S.; VI, 584 S.; VI, 712 S. Seltene und recht hübsche Halblederausgabe! Originalausgabe! Nicht der Reprint! -Die Einbände am Rücken ausgeblichen und mit farblichem Abklatsch, am Rücken von Bd. IV kleiner Einriss (ca. 4 cm.), die Ecken etwas gestaucht, insg. leicht berieben. Innen leichter Abklatsch des Braunschnittes auf die Innenseiten (ca. max. 0,2 cm. an sehr vereinzelten Stellen). Bd. IV. mit einigen welligen Seiten durch leichten Feuchtigkeitseinfluss. Anm. zur Rechnungstellung: Die Buchpreise beinhalten die reduzierte MwSt von 7 %, diese wird gesondert ausgewiesen // Rechnungen für Kunstgegenstände wie Grafiken, Gemälde weisen gem. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 1 UStG (Differenzbesteuerung) bzw. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 2 UStG (Margenbesteuerung) keine MwSt aus (brutto = netto). Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 8300 4 Bde. (Bd. I-III: A-Z und Bd. IV: Supplementband). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Rolf Brehmer]
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        S. S. Manchuria -- Unique Photo Album of Manila, Rangoon, Penang, Singapore, Java, Seoul, Hawaii, California, and Arizona

      early 20th century - Morocco over flexible boards, "Photographs" stamped in gilt on upper board, bound with thin black rope; oblong (approx. 8-by-6 inches); contains more than 150 black leaves, each with a b/w photograph (silver gelatin print) affixed to the recto and labelled by hand, in white ink. (Photos, occasionally, are attached to the verso as well. Nearly 200 photographs total. Average photo size is about 4.75-by-3.5 inches.) Boards scuffed along the edges; slight wave to text block; photographs are in near fine condition, a few subject to some a touch of fading and light rubbing. Though only a few images directly mention the "Steamer Manchuria" (showing members the band, a group of Russian children, and "Embarking at Honolulu"), it is likely that this rich travelogue captures it's entire voyage through the Far East -- either on it's regular route for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's trans-Pacific service, or in 1905, when the Mancuria sailed from San Francisco on a goodwill tour of the Far East, carrying a large U.S. Congressional delegation under the leadership of Secretary of War, William Taft. There are very few personal photographs to establish our photographer's identity, as most pictures are of landmarks, landscapes, and artifacts (such as a bamboo organ in Manila, pagodas in Rangoon, horse-drawn carriages in various locations). The few images that include people are usually candid, with their subjects ignoring (or unaware of) the photographer -- such as people playing games on deck, and surfing photos taken at Waikiki beach. And one, labelled "Diving for Coins, Singapore," is particularly lovely, showing the young men jumping from their canoes. A long, far-flung journey, with scenes of Manila, Rangoon, Penang, Singapore, Java, Seoul, Hawaii, California (San Francisco, Yosemite Park), and Arizona (Grand Canyon). Demonstrates a curious eye (it seems that the elephants working in the lumber yards of Rangoon were particularly compelling) and, thankfully, an adept one, as all photographs are nicely composed, exposed, and printed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Communication to the Trustees, III, January 1905, The Museum Commission in Europe

      The University Press, Cambridge, 1905, Three-Quarter Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Presumed first and only printing of the first edition. An association copy owned and inscribed by the author [but not of this book] William Stanley Parker. Two parts bound in one volume: 1) The Museum Commission in Europe; 2) Report on Plans Presented to the Building Committee. NOT ex-library. No remainder marks. Approximately 9.25 x 6 inches. Bound in three-quarter green morocco, the leather color mostly rubbed back to medium brown, with gilt rules to the boards and with marbled paper boards in green and brown shades, with the same patterned paper on the pastedowns and FEPs. Hubbed spine with faded gilt-stamped lettering. Gently bumped spine head, with moderately bumped and abraded corners. Binding generally unsoiled and attractive. T.E.G. Text paper with Westminster watermark. With 126 numbered pages followed by 87 numbered pages of B&W plates on coated stock followed by 71 numbered pages including 34 B&W figures (floor plans) followed by figures 35 through 40, on coated stock and including wonderful pull-out plates of plans, elevations, etc. for the proposed new Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A few redactions to the text made in a very small and neat red ink hand to pages 65, 105, 109 and 117. Else a very clean copy. A hint of age toning to all pages, quite minor. A Very Good copy. Very scarce in any condition. This copy from the collection of the Boston area author William Stanley Parker, born 1877. On a front FEP signed "William Stanley Parker, 1906," and later, "Forty years later presented with affectionate regard to [indecipherable name], Dear [?], I am delighted to make this copy really useful through you. Stanley." This book provides a unique insight into the planning and care that went into the new MFA building for the dawn of the 20th century, Privately Printed

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sydney Paget

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905., 1905. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo., pp. 403, 3 of adverts.With full page black and white illustrations throughout. Publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt. Internally clean and tight with a little edge toning- top edge possibly brushed clean. Cloth shows light handling only; a crisp, near fine and impressive copy, housed in a collector's box. A Park Lane mystery- the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair- brings Sherlock Holmes back to life and the search for the second most dangerous man in London. The 'Return' is a collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series. Green and Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle [A29.a]. DeWaal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson [625]. Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986). See also Haining (Crime Fiction), Cooper & Pike (Detective Fiction), Steinbrunner & Penzler (Mystery & Detection), Quayle (Det.Fiction), Haycraft (Murder for Pleasure) Queen's Quorum. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Der Internationale Schach-Kongress des Barmer Schach-Vereins 1905

      Kommissions -Verlag Adolf Graeper, Barmen 1905 - 28 with frontispiece, diagrams, plates and tables. Royal octavo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4") bound in original three quarter pebbled boards with spine label. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5268) First edition. The richly endowed Barmen Chess Association commemorated its 40th year anniversary with a celebration centered around two major tournaments and three strong "Hauptturnieren." The innovative organizers added such melodious entertainment as a "Singspiel" involving a 60 person chorus and a three act musical comedy, "Der Seekadett." The latter feature a game with children as chessmen and an original music score the now famous Barmen Chess Waltz. Bachmann opines that it was a "grand chess feast, made even nicer by Rheinsche friendliness." The two principal contests were divided into "A" and "B" categories - the first being reserved for experienced grandmasters and masters, the second for promising young masters who had not achieved a tournament victory. First and second prizes in this category (1500 and 1000 Mmrks, respectively) were divided between Janowski (+9 -3 +3) and Maroczy (+7 -1 +7) with identical point totals of 10 1/2. The mercurial Janowski head the victory list with nine wins, but dropped full points to Bernstein, Berger and Gottschall - while an obviously fatigued Maroczy lost only once to John. The New World sensation, Marshall (+8 -3 +3), took third place laurels and 700 marks, a scant half point behind the two pacesetters. Schlechter and Bernstein divided the fourth and fifth prizes (400 marks) with identical scores of +7 -4 =4. The genial Wiener drew a blank with the first three place winners - surrendering games to Janowski, Maroczy and Marshall. He also uncharacteristically blundered away a Knight in loosing to his compatriot Berger. The plucky Graz veteran amassed four out of five points against the first five places(!) enroute to a surprise six-place finish. The young Bernstein, for his part enjoyed a magnificent start - leading through the ninth round before suffering successive setbacks to Marshall in the 10th and to Schlechter in the 11th. Russia's perennial champion, Tichigorin, was clearly in a period of decline although he managed a win and two draws against the first three place winners. Wolf, in dividing the seventh-tenth prizes with John, Leonhardt and Tchigorin, emerged as the tournament "Remis Koenig" with 10 draws in 15 games. In tournament "B" action first place fell to Fleischmann of Hungary with a score of 13 (+11 -2 +4) followed by Swiderski, 12 (+11 -4 =2) and W Cohn, 11 1/2 (+9 -3 =5). A major figure of the future, Nimzovich shared the 15th and 16th places - posting a disappointing score of 6 (+3 -8 +6). The secondary tournaments featured some coming stars. Rubenstein and Duras shared first and second prize in the Hauptturnier "A" (+11 -2 =2), with third and fourth places going to Vidmar (+11 -3 +1) and Lowy (+10 -2 =3). Shories defeated Tartakower in a playoff for Hauptturnier "B" laurels, (+2 -1 =1). Hauptturnier "C" honors fell to Szekely (+6 -1 =0), ahead of Biedendorf (+5 -2 =0). Condition: Previous owner's name to title, stamped to end papers and occasionally other pages. Corners bumped else a very good copy of one the scarcer tournament books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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).

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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]

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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        WAR OF THE CLASSES

      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]

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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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