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        Croquis du vieux Paris. Illustrations et gravure sur bois de Tony Beltrand. Préface de Victorien Sardou.

      Paris Louis Conard 1905 - Grand in-8, XXXVIII-172 pp. Reliure bradel demi maroquin brun à coins époque, dos et plats ornés de filets, tête dorée, couverture conservée. (Charles Meunier). Ex libris Robert Dumont de Roubaix. (dos légèrement passé). Édition originale. Tirage limité à 125 exemplaires. Exemplaire numéroté sur papier vélin teinté fabriqué spécialement par Blanchet & Kléber. Ouvrage illustré de 59 gravures sur bois originales de Tony Beltrand, dont un pour la couverture. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIARD]
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        Pictures From Nature: Fifteen Rembrandt Photogravures of Birds and Beasts at Home Amidst Their Natural Surroundings Reproduced From Photographs

      Cassell and Company Limited, London 1905 - Folio. [4], 15pp (Text), 15 loose plates, as issued. Original green cloth portfolio with black lettering on front cover. String ties. Title page in red and black lettering. Vignette on title page. Remarkable photographic work on natural history, containing 15 splendid photogravures of birds and beasts at home amidst their natural surroundings. Each photographic plate is facing its captioned page. Moderate age-wear on portfolio with some staining on covers and rubbing along edges. Previous owner's inscription on title page, and dated Christmas 1905. Portfolio in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        SIXTY-TWO ORIGINAL INK DRAWINGS ILLUSTRATING THE HARRIMAN ALASKA EXPEDITION, 1899].

      [N.p., likely New York. ca. 1900-1905]. - Sixty-two line drawings on thick card stock, each signed "W. E. Spader." Sizes vary between 4 1/4 x 8 inches to 17 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches, oriented both portrait and landscape. Minor edge wear, some thumb-soiling, a few examples with minor marginal surface wear. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A substantial archive of original art by William E. Spader, one of the principal artists hired to create illustrations for Edward Harriman's monumental fourteen- volume work THE HARRIMAN ALASKA SERIES, published throughout the first decade-and-a-half of the 20th century. This important collection documents one of the great scientific expeditions of the late 19th century. Edward H. Harriman was a wealthy railroad magnate, one of the original robber barons of lore, who greatly desired to hunt bear in Alaska. Never one to do anything small, he decided not only to travel to Alaska to hunt bear on Kodiak Island, but to finance a major scientific expedition to Alaska along the way. The Harriman Expedition comprised an elite roster of scientists, artists, photographers, and naturalists whose goal was to explore and document the Alaskan coastline. For almost two months, in June and July 1899, the S.S. GEORGE W. ELDER steamed up the coast from Seattle to Siberia while various experts, including John Muir, Edward Curtis, and other botanists, biologists, geologists, artists and photographers recorded what they encountered along the way. The greatest benefit of the expedition turned out to be the sizeable published record of the journey, which Harriman financed himself. The fourteen-volume HARRIMAN ALASKA SERIES was published by Doubleday beginning in 1901, and remains a landmark of Arctic exploration. William Edgar Spader was a Brooklyn-born craftsperson, and illustrator, whose work appears in much of Harriman's Alaska series. Spader lived and worked in New York, and is best remembered for his watercolors depicting beautiful women of the Art Deco period. Spader's drawings here show landscapes, numerous views of glaciers, seal hunting, camp scenes, several scenes featuring canoeing or kayaking, one illustration of death head carvings, and much more. Some of the illustrations are captioned in pencil on the reverse, identifying specific views of Davidson Glacier, Hinchinbrook Island, Spruce Island, Hanging Valley, Grewingk Glacier, Charpentier Glacier, Plover Bay, Reid Glacier, Yale Glacier, Chilkoot Lake, Russell Fiord, College Fiord, the head of Lynn Canal, a view upland near Walker Bay, the tundra near Port Clarence, a view showing the caves in Barry Glacier, a landscape showing the ridged surface of Columbia Glacier, a large landscape showing the moraine of Columbia Glacier, a landscape of the hills near Brady Glacier, a large scene of an overturned forest near the La Perouse Glacier, an indoor view of a church at Metlakahtla, and a distant view of St. Paul Village, among others. A few examples show production notes, including size notations and penciled frame lines. Spader's dozens of illustrations for Harriman's published work are well-executed black-and-white line drawings after photographs from the expedition by the likes of Grove Karl Gilbert, C. Hart Merriam, A. K. Fisher, W. B. Devereaux, and others. Numerous examples of Spader's original artwork was used to illustrate volume one of the HARRIMAN ALASKA SERIES, starting with John Burroughs' introductory essay, "Narrative of the Expedition." One illustration is captioned on the reverse, "Little Auklets Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea For Burroughs' Article." It is marked in pencil "Vol. 1, Pg. 98," where it appears in the printed work. Another illustration captioned on the verso, in pencil, "Church at Metlakahtla" is captioned in the published work as "Interior of Church Made by Indians at Metlakahtla" on page 25 of Burroughs' work. An illustration by Spader of an irrigating water wheel can be seen on page 13 of Burroughs' essay, another of a canoe in drift ice in Yakutat Bay i

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sydney Paget

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905., 1905. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 403, 3 of adverts.With full page black and white illustrations throughout. Publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt to spine and upper. Internally clean, all plates accounted for, previous bookplate to pastedown. Extrernally good; cloth is a lttle tired and worn, rubbed to joints, now recased. Shows well nonetheless. With so many copies now rebound, this is a difficult title to find in the original cloth, regardless of condition. Provided with a modern protective cloth jacket. 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 & Gibson [A29a].Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Thought Forms

      The Theosophical Publishing Society, London and Benares, 1905, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition84 pages (complete). Ex-library copy (Theosophical Society, Johannesburg). Repaired and reinforced. This is one of the core Theosophical tracts by its most famous exponent, Annie Besant, together with her philosophical 'partner' Leadbeater. This book carries on with the idea that events, ideas and emotions have their own auras. The book is in general fair condition. The coloured illustrations (in "earth's dull colours") are bright, vivid and impactful. The pages are firm against the spine. The green cover is worn and scuffed and marked about its corners and edges and faces. There are library stamps and annotations within. The pagetrims are rough cut. The pages have some mild user marking but are otherwise genial, eager, clear, assured and intent. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Esoteric; Inventory No: aovf.

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        Deutschlands Obstsorten. Vorhandene Lieferungen in 2 Bänden gebunden.,

      Stuttgart: Eckstein & Stähle,, 1905 - 1930. - Band I. Äpfel und Birnen mit 84 Chromolithographien (Frucht) + zahlreiche sw Abbildungen (Baum/Strauch) mit meist mehrseitigem begleitendem Text. / Band II: Beeren , Birnen, Kirschen, Äpfel, Zwetschgen, Mirabellen.mit 74 Chromolithographien (Frucht) + zahlreiche sw Abbildungen (Baum/Strauch) mit meist mehrseitigem begleitendem Text. 30 x 23 cm Sehr gute, saubere Exemplare. Keinerlei Eintrag. Wirken ungelesen. Tafeln und Seiten Tadellos erhalten. Kein Titelblatt aber einzelne Vorworte und Einführungen z. B. zur Stachelbeeren, Johannisbeeren. (wohl zu den Lieferungen). Einbände mit minimalen Spuren. 1 Ecke leicht bestossen. Folgende Obstsorten sind enthalten: INHALT die Sorten sind nummeriert. BAND I: Äpfel und Birnen: 1. Gravensteiner / 2. Prinzenapfel / 3. Goldpärmäne / 4. Schöner von Boskoop / 5. Canada-Renette / 6. Cox Orangen-Renette / 7. Muskat-Renette / 8. Ribston Pepping / 9. Gelber Bellefleur / 10. Roter Bellefleur / 11. Adersleber Calvill / 12. Grosse Casseler Renette / 13. Gute Graue / 14. Gute Louise von Avranches / 15. Köstliche von Charneu / 16. Birne von Tongre / 17. Boscs Flaschenbirne / 18. Dr. Jules Guyot / 19. Williams Christbirne / 20. Amanlis Butterbirne / 21. Grumkovwer Butterbirne / 22. Nordhäuser Winer-Forellenbirne / 23. Hardenponts Winterbutterbirne / 24. Napoleons Butterbirne / 25. Weisser Winter-Kalvill / 26. Gelber Edelapfel (Golden noble) / 27. Ananas Renette / 28. Boikenapfel / 29. Landsberger Renette / 30. Baumanns Renette / 31. Herzogin von Angouleme / 32. Diels Butterbinre / 33. Madame Verte / 34. Clairgenaus Butterbirne / 35. Josephine von Mecheln / 36. Esperens Bergamotte / 37. Lord Suffield / 38. Grahams Jubiläumsapfel / 39. Lord Grosverno / 40. Charlamowsky / 41. Apfel aus Croncels / 42. Kaiser Alexander / 43. Danziger Kanatapfel / 44. Geflammter Cardinal / 45. Minister von Hammerstein / 46. Atlantaapfel / 47. Gelber Richard / 48. Roter Eiserapfel / 49. Sommer-Eierbirne oder Bestebirne / 50. Peteresbirne / 51. Grüne Sommer-Magdalene / 52. Leipziger Rettigbirne / 53. Vereins-Dechantsbirne / 54. Gellerts Butterbirne / 55. Holzfarbige Butterbirne / 56. Marie Luise / 57. Edelcrassane / 58. Olivier des Serres / 59. Winter Dechantsbirne / 60. Winter-Nelis / 61. Muskatellerbirne / 62. Clapps Liebling / 63. Stuttgarter Gaishirtle / 64. Andenken an den Kongress / 65. Pastorenbirne / 66. Kuhfuss / 67. Grosser rheinischer Bohnapfel / 68. Rote Sterrenette / 69. Jakob Lebel / 70. London Pepping / 71. Graue Herbstrenette / 72. Graue französische Renette / 73. Weisser Klarapfel / 74. Roter Herbst-Kalvill / 75. Halberstädter Jungfernapfel / 76. Bismarckapfel / 77. Goldrenette v. Blenheim / 78. Harberts Renette / 79. Kaiser Wilhelm / 80. Pommerscher Krummstiel / 81. Weisser Winter-Taffeltapfel / 82. Champagner-Renette / 83. Parkers Pepping / 84. Königlicher Kurzstiel. ----------------- BAND II: Stachelbeeren :85. Rote Triumphbeere / 86. Sämling von Maurer / 87. Früheste gelbe / 88. Grüne Riesenbeere / 89. Beste Grüne / 90. Grüne Flaschenbeere / 91. Weisse Triumphbeere / / 92. Weisse volltragende / Johannisbeeren: 93. Rote Holländische / 94. Rote Versailler / 95. Weisse Holländische / 96. Lee's Schwarze / Birnen: 97. Prinzessin Marianne / 98. Neue Poiteau / 99. Esperens Herrenbirne / 100. Hofratsbirne / 101. Liegels Winter-Butterbirne / 102. Forellenbirne / 103. Weisse Herbst-Butterbirne / 104. Blumenbachs Butterbirne / 105. Le Lectier / 106. Präsident Drouard / 107. Baronsbirne / 108. Grosser Katzenkopf / Kirschen: 109. Früheste der Mark / 110. Kassins Frühe / 111. Türkine / 112. Kunzes Kirsche / 113. Dankelmann / 114. Rote Maikirsche / 115. Diemitzer Amarelle / 116. Königliche Amarelle / 117. Königliche Hortensie / 118. Ostheimer Weichsel / 119. Lucienkirsche / 120. Eltonkirsche / Äpfel: 121. Roter Gravensteiner / 122. Cellini / 123. Schöner aus Pontoise / 124. Nathusius Taubenapfel / 125. Peasoods Goldrenette / 126. Grossherzog Friedrich von Baden / 127. Signe Tillish / 128. Tiefblüte / 129. von Zuccalmagl [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchau]
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        Landschaftsbilder aus dem Hochland von Kamerun. 2 Alben.

      Groß-Farm- und Factorei-Betrieb Kamerun-Hochland G.m.b.H., ca. 1905.. Original-Kartoneinband mit aufmontierter Deckelphotographie, quer-8°, mit Kordelheftung. 14 und 10 ganzseite photographische Abbildungen mit kurzen Bildlegenden. Auf beiden Innendeckel mit handschr. Widmung von Joachim bzw. Jochen Reinhard, Duala, Kamerun, 1911, In alter Freundschaft und Zur freundlchen Erinnerung. Die hellen Kartoneinbände minimal berieben und angeschmutzt, schöne, saubere Exemplare..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        Sammlung der Drucksachen des Preußischen Hauses der Abgeordneten. 20. Legislaturperiode, I. Session 1904/05. Siebenter Band. Drucksachen Nr. 594 - 608.

      Moeser, Berlin 1905 - Mit 1 Blatt Inhaltsverzeichnis, Seiten 4411 bis 5170. Der Band enthält ausschließlich den Bericht nebst Anlagen " der XX. Kommission über den Gesetzentwurf, betreffend die Herstellung und den Ausbau der Wasserstraßen, Drucksachen Nr. 96, A, C bis F zu Nr. 96 und zwar über: 1. die Herstellung eines Schiffahrskanals vom Rhein nach Hannover, 2. die Verbesserung der Wasserstraße zwischen Oder und Weichsel, 3. die Verbesserung der Schiffahrtsstraße der Warthe von der Mündung der Netze bis Posen, 4. die Kanalisierung der Oder von der Mündung der Glatzer Neiße bis Breslau sowie die Ausführung von Versuchsbauten für die Strecke von Breslau bis Fürstenberg a.O. ". Mit zusammen 8 meist ausfaltbaren, teils farbigen Karten, Plänen und Tabellen ( hierunter: Darstellung der beiden preußischen Wasserstraßensystem ( des östlichen und westlichen ) / Mündungsstrecken des Dortmund-Rhein-Kanals / Rhein-Herne-Kanal einschließlich der Lippe-Kanalisierung und Nebenanlagen / Übersichtskarte der Kohlenfelder an der Lippe von Weser bis Lippstadt / Übersichtskarte des Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanals / Übersichtskarte des Teltow-Kanals / Übersichtskarte des Dortmund-Ems-Kanals ). Sowie mit sehr zahlreichen Tabellen, Statistiken etc.Bibliothekshalbleinen, 4° ( 31 x 24 cm ). Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Exlibris, Bibliotheksvermerk, wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Insgesamt recht guter Zustand. ( Gewicht 2300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Justine und Juliette. Justine oder Die Leiden der Tugend. Juliette oder Die Wonnen des Lasters. Ins Deutsche übertragen von Raoul Haller.

      Gedruckt im Auftrag der Subskriptions-Gesellschaft zur Herausgabe des Werkes. Ohne weitere Angaben [Privatdruck 1905].. 4 Bände. 8°. 433 S.; 407 S.; 270 S. und der 4. Band: 4 Bll., 103 Tafeln mit Abbildungen nach Kupfern. Blaues Orig.-Leinen mit goldgepr. Initialen (MDS) auf Deckel und am Rücken.. Eins von nur 550 handschriftlich numerierten Exemplaren für die Mitglieder der Gesellschaft. Band 1 enthält Justine oder Die Leiden der Tugend, die Bände 2 und 3 Juliette oder Die Wonnen des Lasters. Der 4. Band "enthält die gesamten Bilder des Werkes auf echtem Bütten im Ganzen 103 Illustrationen", die der Orig.-Ausgabe von 1797 auch der Reihenfolge nach folgen und die an erotisch-pornographischer Vielfalt nichts zu wünschen übrig lassen. Die Textbände gedruckt auf unbeschnittenem Spezialpapier. Nach Hayn-Got. die erste dt. Ausgabe, die dort bereits als vergriffen gemeldet wurde. Eine weitere Übersetzung (allerdings ohne Abb. der Kupfer) von M. Isenbiel [d.i. Dr. Fiedler] erschien 1906; lt. Englisch, Geschichte, S. 476, soll die vorliegende Übersetzung von Haller allerdings im gleichen Jahr erschienen sein. Ausgesprochen seltene Ausgabe, die die drastisch erotischen Illustrationen der Kupfer in guter Qualität wiedergibt. Einbände etwasl berieben und Kapitale etwas bestossen. Innen gut, insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Sehr selten. Hayn-Got. VII, 26; Polunbi (2), 70. ---------------------- English description available on request. Traduction francaise sur demande.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        Adventism Answered (The Sabbath Question)

      Brooklyn, New York: Guide Printing and Publishing Company. 1905. First. First edition. Octavo. 214pp. Light brown cloth stamped in black. Very slight soiling on the cloth, near fine or better. Inscribed in the rear of the volume (presumably mistakenly): "To Mr. Stephen T. Brooke with the best wishes of his friend. George Frazier Miller." Religious polemic by Miller, a South Carolina-born African-American rector of St. Augustine's Church in Brooklyn. He was an important associate of W.E.B. Du Bois, Alexander Crummell, and other important luminaries, and was one of the founders of the Niagara Movement. He later became a Socialist and ran for Congress on the Socialist ticket in 1918. An uncommon title, and seldom found signed. .

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

      London: William Heinemann; New York: Doubleday, Page & Co.,, 1905. With Drawings by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, dark green endpapers, all edges stained green. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates with printed tissue guards, vignettes to title page and head- and tailpieces in black and white. Bookplate of R. F. Starkie to front pastedown, some occasional light foxing, top corner bumped, small tear to headcap, a very good copy. First Rackham edition, first impression. Signed presentation copy to half-title "R. F. Starkie from Arthur Rackham 9 Oct 05.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        J.-M. NATTIER PEINTRE DE LA COUR DE LOUIS XV,

      Paris ;- Goupil & Cie 1905 - SUPERB EX-BLENHEIM HEIRLOON BINDING IN FULL ORNATELY GILT-DECORATED ROYAL BLUE LEVANT MOROCCO BINDING (a trifle rubbed at extremities) Folio. LIMITED & SIGNED EDITION (No. 46 of 425) Illustrations d'apres les Documents Contemporains. Superb plates in Colour & Sepia. (165)pps. Uncut./ T.e.g. A BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION, SIMPLY STUNNING ! (Overseas postage will require extra postage due to weight) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Halewood & Sons ABA ILAB]
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        The Head of Kays

      A & C Black, London, United Kingdom 1905 - The book is tightly bound with some fading and wear and a few small bumps to the edges. The frontispiece is missing and has been replaced by a copy which is bound in facing in the wrong direction (ie facing away from the title page). One other plate is missing. Owners name and address on inside of front board. Slight wear at top and bottom of spine, corners bumped. Internally clean except for occasional foxing. Without advertising supplement. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jack Payne (Books)]
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        Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewußten.

      Franz Deuticke, Leipzig u. Wien 1905 - Gr.-8vo. 1 Bl., 205 S. Rote OLwd. m. weißgeprägt. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - Rücken verblichen, Ecken etw. bestoßen. Schnitt etw. stockfleckig. Vorderes Vorsatzbl. fehlt. Name auf Titel. Im Text sauber u. wohlerhalten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Novels of the Sisters Brontë [and] The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Mrs Gaskell

      Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1905. 12 volumes, octavo. Publisher's quarter tan calf, gilt lettered spines with trailing floral motif, top edges gilt, untrimmed. Title pages printed in red and black, portraits and plates from photographs of places associated with the Brontës. Some foxing (customary with this edition). The Thornton Edition was first issued in 1901. Very scarce in the publisher's leather binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Golf. Poetical Putts. [Mock-up of Unpublished Book]. [With:] [Archive of Golf Poetry and related materials]

      [Boston, 1905. 4to and smaller. Overall very good. First American Golf Poet Prepares Material for Publication Frank J. Bonnelle (1850-1921), a longtime editor at the Boston Herald, contributed a large number of occasional poems to that newspaper and was the first contributor of poems to "The Golfer," a periodical published in Boston at the turn of the 20th century (though not recorded on OCLC or in Donovan/Murdoch, the U.S.G.A. Library holds a run of "The Golfer," 1895-1903) and the first American periodical devoted exclusively to the sport. The Massachusetts Historical Society holds a small collection of Bonnelle family correspondence that includes some material involving Frank J. Bonnelle.1. Golf: Poetical Putts. Mock-up for an unpublished book. Portrait frontispiece, printed title page, 31 of Bonnelle's long poems, each with a golfing theme, some illustrated, clipped from a periodical and mounted to the rectos of album leaves, 20 more golfing poems (clips, typescripts, or small printed broadsides), laid in; some of the poems have manuscript corrections, additions, or deletions. 4to album, spine coevering perished, still sound. Titles of the poems include "On the Links," "Her Caddie," "The Unsuccessful Golfer," "Hazards," "The Golfer Who Loved and Lost," "Fore!," "A Ghost on the Green," "Belinda of the Links," "St. Nick and the Golfer," "Caddie Macree of Lynn," "A Sonnet to Golf," "Poetical Putts," and "Ye Ancient Boston Golfer," among others. With additional material from the papers of the first regularly published golfing poet in the United States:2. Golf in Verse: A Series of Poetical Putts. [Boston, n.d., ca. 1910]. Original manuscript (carbon typescript; a typed and revised version of "Golf: Poetical Putts"?). 4to. (35) pp. [rectos only], title page, table of contents page, and 30 of Bonnelle's long poems, each with a golfing theme; laid in are small printed broadsides (proofs?) of 15 of the poems included in the collection, a manuscript list of titles for inclusion, and two Bonnelle golfing poems clipped from a periodical. Very good. Original brown printed wrappers (spine worn).3. Manuscript statement by Bonnelle (unsigned) concerning his work in the printing trade and newspaper business from apprenticeship at 15 in Iowa to his desk at the Boston Herald (8vo, six pages), on Boston Herald stationery.4. Manuscript, signed, of Bonnelle's golfing poem "A Reformed Golfer" (4to, one page, five stanzas of four verses each), edges worn.5. Manuscript, signed, of of Bonnelle's poem "An Ornithological Outing" (4to, five pages, 12 stanzas of four verses each, small illustrations for each stanza, all in purple ink).6. Letter of recommendation for Bonnelle from L.W. Myers, editor and proprietor of the Wapello, Iowa, Republican, 12 April 1871 (8vo, two pages), given as Bonnelle left the Midwest to pursue his career in the East.7, Notebook (4to, 192 pp.), posthumous compilation of his non-golfing poems mounted on both sides of sheets of paper, mostly arranged by topic, e.g., Christmas, Thanksgiving, other holidays, journalism, etc., and including clips from periodicals, typescripts, several signed manuscripts, small printed broadsides, etc., comprising hundred of examples.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Rip Van Winkle

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page, 1905. First American edition. Illustrated with 51 color plates after drawings by Rackham. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green gilt-pictorial cloth. About fine.

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        Notizen für Jagd- und Wissenschaftliche Expeditionen nach Britisch- und Deutsch-Ostafrika. Zusammengestellt und basiert auf langjährigen Erfahrungen.

      Kibwezi, November 1905.. Illustrierter Original-Kartoneinband, quer-8°, 32 Seiten, photographische Abbildungen, Einband leicht berieben, schönes, sauberes Exemplar..

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        Nachtrag III zur Landes-Gesetzgebung des deutsch-ostafrikanischen Schutzgebiets, umfassend die bis zum 31. März 1905 erlassenen Gesetze, Verordnungen, pp. Zum dienstlichen Gebrauch herausgegeben durch das Kaiserliche Gouvernement von Deutsch-Ostafrika.

      Geruckt in der Kommunal.Druckerei von Tanga, Deutsch-Ostafrika, 1905.. Gebunden in violettbarene, schmucklose Leinwand der Zeit, Groß-8°, XVI, 128 Seiten. Einband berieben, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt, Titelblatt etwas stärker, sonst schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Mit Stempel auf Titel "Kommunal-Verband Bezirk Kilwa D.O.A.".

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        An extraordinarily fine collection of 9 books printed by the Roycrofters, all but one the Deluxe issue (1 of 100) on Japanese vellum, most in mint condition in their original boxes

      All printed in East Aurora, New York: Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters, 1905. All except one 1/100 copies on Japanese vellum. Various formats (12mo, 8vo, Folio). All in original Roycroft bindings of 3/4 morocco or calf, 6 in their original Roycroft boxes. A fine collection, rarely seen in such condition. The titles are: 1) Bacheller, The Story of a Passion. 1901 2) Browning, the Last Ride. 1900 3) Hubbard, Contemplations. 1902 4) Gray's Elegy. 1903 5) Dickens, The Holly Tree. 1903 6) Thoreau, Friendship. 1903 7) Emerson, Compensation. 1904 8) Wilde, Ballad of Reading Gaol. 1905 9) Reedy, The Law of Love. 1905.

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        Japan Through the Stereoscope

      New York, London, et al.: Underwood & Underwood, 1905. 100 albumen print stereoview cards housed in original brown cloth box. Images fine, light wear and spotting to box, gilt titling faded. A complete set of 100 stereoviews of Japan by Underwood & Underwood, part of their popular "Tours of the World" series.

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        Norway Through the Stereoscope

      New York, London, et al.: Underwood & Underwood, 1905. 100 albumen print stereoview cards housed in original brown cloth box. 1 vols. 8vo. Images fine, light wear and staining to box, gilt titling faded. A complete set of 100 stereoviews of Norway by Underwood & Underwood, part of their popular "Tours of the World" series.

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        India Through the Stereoscope [cover title]

      New York, London, et al.: Underwood & Underwood, 1905. 100 albumen print stereoview cards housed in original brown cloth box. 1 vols. 8vo. Images fine, light wear and spotting to box, gilt titling faded. A complete set of 100 stereoviews of India by Underwood & Underwood, part of their popular "Tours of the World" series.

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        Norway Through the Stereoscope

      New York, London, et al.: Underwood & Underwood, 1905. 100 albumen print stereoview cards housed in original brown cloth box. 1 vols. 8vo. Images fine, light wear and staining to box, gilt titling faded. A complete set of 100 stereoviews of Norway by Underwood & Underwood, part of their popular "Tours of the World" series.

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        India Through the Stereoscope [cover title]

      New York, London, et al.: Underwood & Underwood, 1905. 100 albumen print stereoview cards housed in original brown cloth box. 1 vols. 8vo. Images fine, light wear and spotting to box, gilt titling faded. A complete set of 100 stereoviews of India by Underwood & Underwood, part of their popular "Tours of the World" series.

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        Alphabet de la Phosphatine Falieres

      1905. ALPHABET BOOK. Alfabeto da Phosphatina Falières. 8 ff. With 12 colour-printed illustrations by Timoleon Marie Lobrichon. 8vo., stitched as issued in original illustrated wrappers. Paris: Phosphatine Falières, n.d. [ca. 1905]. |~||~||~||~||~|$975.00 The Portuguese edition of a charming "Abécédaire" which is not recorded in Gumuchian, or Osborne. The illustrations combine infants or children playing in or around letters of the alphabet, some of which are constructed from chairs, trees, lamps, bricks, ladders, diving boards, etc. The 12 colour-printed plates, with text in French and Portuguese, are executed after original designs by Timoleon Marie Lobrichon (1831-1914) who is "above all celebrated for his humorous portraits of children" (Benezit). The work was published by the Phosphatine Falières who also issued it with a French text, which is of equal rarity. In fine condition.

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        An extraordinarily fine collection of 9 books printed by the Roycrofters, all but one the Deluxe issue (1 of 100) on Japanese vellum, most in mint condition in their original boxes

      All printed in East Aurora, New York: Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters, 1905. All except one 1/100 copies on Japanese vellum. Various formats (12mo, 8vo, Folio). All in original Roycroft bindings of 3/4 morocco or calf, 6 in their original Roycroft boxes. A fine collection, rarely seen in such condition. The titles are:1) Bacheller, The Story of a Passion. 19012) Browning, the Last Ride. 19003) Hubbard, Contemplations. 19024) Gray's Elegy. 19035) Dickens, The Holly Tree. 19036) Thoreau, Friendship. 19037) Emerson, Compensation. 19048) Wilde, Ballad of Reading Gaol. 19059) Reedy, The Law of Love. 1905.

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        Archiv für Religionswissenschaft vereint mit den Beiträgen zur Religionswissenschaft der religionswissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft in Stockholm (KONVOLUT aus 30 Bänden) - Bd. VIII - XV; Bd. XVI (Heft 3/ 4); Bd. XVII - XIX; Bd. XX (Heft 1/ 2); Bd. XXI - XXXVII.,

      Teubner, 1905 - 1941/ 42. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 30 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 32000

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        Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804-1806 Printed from the Original Manuscripts ? Together with Manuscript Material of Lewis and Clark ? Now for the First Time Published in Full and Exactly as Written ?

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Co, 1905. First edition, one of 200 large paper sets on Van Gelder paper. Seven volumes bound in fourteen parts, plus atlas volume atlas with 56 maps & plates on 62 sheets. 15 vols. Large 8vo. Original gilt green cloth. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Spines lightly worn, several lightly faded. Internally fine, much of the text unopened. A very good set. One of 200 Sets on Large Paper "The most elaborate work on this expedition" - Howes.  A cornerstone of modern historical research, printing for the first time many major primary documents which did not appear in the Biddle edition, including the Floyd and Whitehouse journals, and material from the Clark-Voorihis papers, along with facsimile manuscripts, maps, portraits, and other illustrative matter.  Also valuable is Victor Paltsits' bibliography of the Lewis and Clark expedition, in the first volume.  "This edition is notable for its thorough Introduction, covering the history of the expedition and earlier exploration, and a detailed account of the original journals and their various editions...In its maps and numerous illustrations, the Thwaites edition is an outstanding source of visual materials relating to the expedition" - LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION.

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        Golf. Poetical Putts. [Mock-up of Unpublished Book]. [With:] [Archive of Golf Poetry and related materials]

      [Boston, 1905. 4to and smaller. Overall very good. First American Golf Poet Prepares Material for Publication Frank J. Bonnelle (1850-1921), a longtime editor at the Boston Herald, contributed a large number of occasional poems to that newspaper and was the first contributor of poems to "The Golfer," a periodical published in Boston at the turn of the 20th century (though not recorded on OCLC or in Donovan/Murdoch, the U.S.G.A. Library holds a run of "The Golfer," 1895-1903) and the first American periodical devoted exclusively to the sport. The Massachusetts Historical Society holds a small collection of Bonnelle family correspondence that includes some material involving Frank J. Bonnelle. 1. Golf: Poetical Putts. Mock-up for an unpublished book. Portrait frontispiece, printed title page, 31 of Bonnelle's long poems, each with a golfing theme, some illustrated, clipped from a periodical and mounted to the rectos of album leaves, 20 more golfing poems (clips, typescripts, or small printed broadsides), laid in; some of the poems have manuscript corrections, additions, or deletions. 4to album, spine coevering perished, still sound. Titles of the poems include "On the Links," "Her Caddie," "The Unsuccessful Golfer," "Hazards," "The Golfer Who Loved and Lost," "Fore!," "A Ghost on the Green," "Belinda of the Links," "St. Nick and the Golfer," "Caddie Macree of Lynn," "A Sonnet to Golf," "Poetical Putts," and "Ye Ancient Boston Golfer," among others. With additional material from the papers of the first regularly published golfing poet in the United States: 2. Golf in Verse: A Series of Poetical Putts. [Boston, n.d., ca. 1910]. Original manuscript (carbon typescript; a typed and revised version of "Golf: Poetical Putts"?). 4to. (35) pp. [rectos only], title page, table of contents page, and 30 of Bonnelle's long poems, each with a golfing theme; laid in are small printed broadsides (proofs?) of 15 of the poems included in the collection, a manuscript list of titles for inclusion, and two Bonnelle golfing poems clipped from a periodical. Very good. Original brown printed wrappers (spine worn). 3. Manuscript statement by Bonnelle (unsigned) concerning his work in the printing trade and newspaper business from apprenticeship at 15 in Iowa to his desk at the Boston Herald (8vo, six pages), on Boston Herald stationery. 4. Manuscript, signed, of Bonnelle's golfing poem "A Reformed Golfer" (4to, one page, five stanzas of four verses each), edges worn. 5. Manuscript, signed, of of Bonnelle's poem "An Ornithological Outing" (4to, five pages, 12 stanzas of four verses each, small illustrations for each stanza, all in purple ink). 6. Letter of recommendation for Bonnelle from L.W. Myers, editor and proprietor of the Wapello, Iowa, Republican, 12 April 1871 (8vo, two pages), given as Bonnelle left the Midwest to pursue his career in the East. 7, Notebook (4to, 192 pp.), posthumous compilation of his non-golfing poems mounted on both sides of sheets of paper, mostly arranged by topic, e.g., Christmas, Thanksgiving, other holidays, journalism, etc., and including clips from periodicals, typescripts, several signed manuscripts, small printed broadsides, etc., comprising hundred of examples.

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        To Jerusalem through the lands of Islam among Jews, Christians, and Moslems. Preface by Prince de Polignac.

      Open Court Publishing, Chicago 1905 - First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 325, [1], [4] ads; photographiic frontispiece illustration and numerous photographic plates throughout; errata slip tipped in at contents page; original green cloth stamped in gilt and silver on spine, the front cover lettered in black and with photographic paper onlay, t.e.g.; extremities worn, with spine ends chipped and fraying and the spine stamping faded and worn; the boards somewhat soiled and scraped; overall good and sound, and a unique copy. A previous owner has penned on the front cover, "Rare book, by my friend Madame Loyson of Paris. D.W." and laid-in is a 4-page ALs from Madame Loyson to an unnamed correspondent, perhaps "D.W."? Writing on "23 Nov. 03" on the letterhead of "Alliance des Femmes Orientales et Occidentales," as the president of the Alliance, Madame Loyson requests assistance in securing a publisher for the manuscript recounting her travels in the Middle East and Africa in 1894-1896. The author asks her correspondent to hawk her book in New York, but adds, "As there is a great deal of Unitarianism (for Moslems are simply--but grandly--nothing else but Unitarian Christians--& with more faith. in Jesus than many of Channing's Followers!) perhaps Boston would be better than N. York." Madame Loyson (the American heiress Emilie Jane Butterfield Merriman) traveled with her husband, the popular former Carmelite priest known as Pere Hyacinthe Loyson (1827-1912), who was excommunicated from the Catholic church for his protest against the doctrine of papal infallibility forwarded at the Vatican Council of 1870. Madame Loyson also writes briefly of their son, Paul (1873-1921), the successful author, lecturer, and playwright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Novels of the Sisters Bronte [The Thornton Edition]

      UK: John Grant. Edinburgh, John Grant, 1905. 12 Hardback volumes in near fine condition having a little bumping to the spine tips, some light pulling at the hinges on some volumes. A wonderful set and quite scarce in the red cloth. The Thornton Edition . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1905.

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        Untersuchungen zur geometrischen Optik. 3 Hefte.

      Göttingen, Dietrich, 1905.. (27 x 21,5 cm). 31 S./ 28 S./ 54 S. Mit 25 Abbildungen. Original-Broschuren. (Sonderdruck aus: Abh. der Kgl. Ges. der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen).. Erste Ausgabe seiner Untersuchungen zu optischen Systemen. - Heft 1: Einleitung in die Fehlertheorie optischer Instrumente auf Grund des Eikonalbegriffs; Heft 2: Theorie der Spiegeltelescope und Hefte 3: Ueber die astrophotographischen Objektive. - "In 1905 Schwarzschild published three papers on geometrical optics, dealing exhaustively with the aberrations encountered in optical systems. Here he used Hamilton's 'characteristic function' (called the 'eikonal' by Bruns). In the first paper he showed how spherical aberrations originate, including those of higher order. In the second paper he demonstrated how, by combining two mirrors with aspherical surfaces, a telescope free of aberrations would result. In the third paper he provided formulas for computing a variety of compound optical systems. Max Born, writing in 1955, acknowledged that these papers formed the backbone of his own 'Optik' first published in 1932" (DSB). - Die drei Rücken und der hintere Umschlag des dritten Heftes teils mit kleinen Fehlstellen, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 12, 247

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        Fads and Fancies of Representative Americans at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: Being a Portrayal of Their Tastes, Diversions and Achievements [Introduction by Constance Cary Harrison]

      New York: Town Topics Publishing Co, 1905. First edition, no. 19 of 100 copies, signed by the publisher. Text printed in black within orange rule borders, gilt scrollwork. Small vignette portraits within gilt scroll border at each biographical entry, numerous vignettes of residences, sporting activities, yachts, factories, etc., etc. [iv], 225 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in full green morocco extra, gilt turn-ins, green satin endsheets. In original wooden box. Fine. First edition, no. 19 of 100 copies, signed by the publisher. Text printed in black within orange rule borders, gilt scrollwork. Small vignette portraits within gilt scroll border at each biographical entry, numerous vignettes of residences, sporting activities, yachts, factories, etc., etc. [iv], 225 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Captains of American Industry, Politics - and Sport. Lavish and superbly produced biographical volume on American notables at the turn of the century. Captains of industry and politicians, bishops and sportsmen, are profiled in double-page (or longer) spreads, with photogravure vignettes of their mansions, stables, coaches, yachts, factories, and other signs of wealth. Theodore Roosevelt is pictured on horseback, Grover Cleveland with fly rod in hand, Foxhall Keene in polo and foxhunting scenes. Other names resonant in American sport include Perry Belmont, Peter Lorillard and W.K. Vanderbilt. The full roster includes Col. John Jacob Astor, Peter Marié, Clement Acton Griscom, Daniel O'Day, S. Osgood Pell, Washington E. Connor, James Montaudevert Waterbury, Charles Tyson Yerkes, Howard Willets, Harrison I. Drummond, Clarence A. Postley, Robert A.C. Smith, William Kissam Vanderbilt, Stanford White, Henry M. Flagler, Dean E.A. Hoffman, James Henry Smith, Perry Belmont, Henry Bradley Plant, Senator John Fairfield Dryden, Charles M. Schwab, Chauncey Mitchell Depew, Collis Potter Huntington, James T. Woodward, Edward Howland Robinson Green, Henry Siegel, Timothy Lester Woodruff, Pembroke Jones, Thomas Shaw Safe, William Astor Chanler, Henry Edwards Huntington, James J. Hill, Lewis Nixon, Oliver Gould Jennings, Francis Le Baron Robbins, David Rowland Francis, Levi Parsons Morton, Julius Fleischmann, Grant Barney Schley, Daniel Gray Reid, Augustus D. Julliard, George S. Scott, Morton Freeman Plant, Harry S. Black, William Collins Whitney, Anthony N. Brady, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Samuel Newhouse, John Adams Drake, Oliver Harriman, Jr., Thomas F. Walsh, Edward Julius Berwind, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Stephen Benton Elkins, John H. Patterson, Levi Zeigler Leiter, Isaac E. Emerson, James Abercrombie Burden, Benjamin N. Duke, James Hobart Moore, Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, Senator Nelson W. Aldrich, O.C. Barber, William Cornell Greene, Charles W. Morse, J. Pierpont Morgan, William Bateman Leeds, Thomas Fortune Ryan, Edward R. Bacon, Alfred Craven Harrison, Paul Gibert Thebaud, Charles Henry Cramp, Thomas W. Lawson, Clarence Hungerford Mackay, Peter Lorillard, Francis Thomas Fletcher Lovejoy, Amzi Lorenzo Barber, Alexander Van Rensselaer, James R. Keene, Foxhall P. Keene, Bishop H.C. Potter, Henry Clay Pierce, Patrick Calhoun, José Francisco Navarro de Viaña and Henry Baldwin Hyde.

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        An Almain Armourer's Album; Selections from an Original MS. in Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington

      London: Reproduced and printed by W. Griggs. 1905. First. First edition. Large folio. 31 numbered color plates, and 3 additional plates (one folding) at the rear. Quarter vellum and cloth boards, marbled endpapers. Ex-library copy with spine classmark, bookplate, perforated stamp on the title page, small ink stamp on the plates. Chipping to the edges of some detached plates, else good. Beautifully printed color plates documenting the work of a famous German armourer working in England during Elizabeth's reign; Jacob Topf is the presumed author of the manuscript. .

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        A Visit to Mr. John D. Rockefeller by Neighbors and Friends at Forest Hill Park, Cleveland, Ohio. September Twenty-Sixth, Nineteen Hundred and Five

      Cleveland: The Vinson & Korner Co., printers 1905 - *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, Feb. 22 as part of our ABEBOOKS sale. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! limited to 425 numbered copies, photographic frontis. portrait signed by Rockefeller; 39 leaves, printed rectos only; original gray boards & brown leather backstrip, the spine covering now very dry and worn with the front cover detached but present; in need of rebacking otherwise very good. Photos available upon request.

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        QUIJOTE DEL CENTENARIO, TOMO I (205 GRABADOS) 1905

      R. L. Cabrera, Ed. - Madrid. 1905. 33X26. Pergamino, ruedas y dorados. Tomo I de grabados con un total de 205 protegidos con papel fino de cebolla. Lomo ligeramente desprendido. Espectacular edición. Ref A 6. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Story Of The Champions Of The Round Table

      Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1905. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Printing. Hard Cover First Edition, First Printing ("Published October 1905"). Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering and black and red decoration on spine, elaborate gilt, red and black medallion on cover, brown endpapers. Profusely illustrated with 50 B drawings by Howard Pyle. Gift inscription to "Calvin F. Selfridge from Mother & Father, Christmas 1906." The volume is in excellent condition, otherwise unmarked, tight, square, and clean, with only slight shelf-wear at the head and heel. VERY GOOD. B Drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xviii, 328, (1) pp

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        Horse Race Betting Tickets and Bag of a Reputed Felonious Bookmaker.

      [South Shields, England, circa 1900-1905]. - Collection of approximately 300 original betting cards, produced and intended for soliciting bets, sixty years before gambling was made legal. Three complete of sets of illustrated printed betting tickets, 100, 200, and 500 numbered series, respectively, each measuring 95 x 50 mm. Featuring an engraved illustration of English jockey Frederick Archer, a famously daring and successful Victorian rider who won most or possibly all of the great English turf prizes and accumulated a large fortune. Tickets are printed in Leeds, with stamp in bottom margin reading J. Richardson, "Bookmaker's Outfitter," Sporteries Leeds. Contained in the shoulder bag Charles Drew, English bookmaker who was arrested for charges of illegally soliciting bets on at least one occasion in 1901. Leather shoulder bag measuring 340 x 240 mm, with original strap, working clasps, inner pockets, his name in gilt to one side. Very good condition. Little is known of gambling bookie Charles Drew, but that his residence and business were based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, in Northeast England, he married Ann Brown on 19 Jul 1852 at the South Shields St. Hilda parish church, and that he actively, illegally solicited gambling on streets by circulating betting cards for horse races. On 15 March 1901, the South Shields Daily Gazette reported on Drew's illegal activities: "At South Shields to-day, Charles Drew, bookmaker, was charged with betting East Street on Thursday last." Detective Sanderson and other officers deposed to the defendant being in the street taking bets in the usual way from 12 p.m. till 3 p.m. on the day named." Several decades later, the gambling pastime which was already firmly entrenched in British culture would finally become a legal pastime. 1 September 1960, BBC: ". 1 January 1961 gambling for small sums will be legal for games of skill. betting shops will take gambling off the streets. At the moment, anyone who wants to place a bet on the horses has to demonstrate they have enough credit to set up an account with a bookmaker and do their dealings by telephone." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Summary of the Administration of Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor General of India, in the Home Department. I. - January 1899 to April 1904. II. - December 1904 to November 1905.

      Government Central Branch Press., Simla 1905 - First edition of the official report of Curzon's administration of Indian home affairs during his period as Viceroy. Curzon's office was contentious and was concluded following a bitter feud with Kitchener. His belief in traditional sovereignty was frequently at odds with emergent Indian nationalism but many of his achievements have been long lasting, especially in the field of law, education and cultural heritage. Nearly 100 pages of the Home Department report are devoted to his judicial reforms with a further hundred concern policing and penal policies. His work reforming the University system is recounted in detail and there are interesting accounts of the merger between the Calcutta City Library and the Imperial Library to form what became the Indian National Library. Medical, sanitary and plague issues also occupy a full part.This is one of several official reports on aspects of Curzon's administration, subtitled: Public Works; Department of Commerce and Industry; Department of Revenue and Agriculture and Railway Board. All are very scarce. COPAC and OCLC between them list copies of the Home Department report at Bodley and Syracuse only. Small folio (332 × 200 mm), pp. [4], xiv, 1-56, [2], [57]-326. Title with 'Confidential' printed in red at head. Contemporary red roan, bearing Curzon's arms in blind on the upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. A few chips and slight wear to edges. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dyeing Of Cotton And Other Vegetable Fibres With Dyestuffs Of Leop

      1905. CASSELLA COLOR COMPANY. The Dyeing Of Cotton And Other Vegetable Fibres With Dyestuffs Of Leopold Cassella & Co. x, 397 pp. Illustrated with 3 half-tone plates as frontispieces and 408 sample swatches of dyed wool mounted on 34 pages. 8vo., bound in half maroon textured cloth over black cloth-covered boards, titled in gilt on spine. Frankfurt am Main: Leopold Cassela & Co., 1905. |~||~||~||~| A comprehensive work on wool dyeing (following a similar work on cotton). Each tint is described in terms of its properties and fastness, and recommended method for dyeing. There are also special chapters on machine-dyeing and on wool printing. Cassella was founded in the late eighteenth century. Photographs at the front of the book show the plants in Russia, France and Germany.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 23. IV. 1905. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Wohl an den Wiener Verlag C. W. Stern: "Sehr geehrter Herr, ich möchte mir gestatten, zu dem, was Ihnen Herr von Bayros persönlich betreffs der Publikation der 'Purpurschnecke' mittheilen wird, noch einige Bemerkungen zu schreiben, die sowohl im Interesse der Publikation als dem des Verlages sein dürften. Meine und des Marquis Bayros Ansicht ist, dass in der Ausstattung des Buches alles gethan werden muss, das Bibliophilenpublikum dafür zu gewinnen, umso mehr als die Reproduktionstechnik der Blätter (Strichätzung oder Hochätzung, nicht Raster) keine an und für sich kostbare ist und die Kostbarkeit dafür auf Papier, Typendruck und Einband zu verwenden wäre, was alles grösste Sorgfalt verlangt, um nicht blos die Sache zu geben, sondern diese in der schönstmöglichen Form. Ich weiß z. B. von hiesigen Buchhandlungen (Hirsch und Jaffé), dass sie für Publikationen wie den 'Parfümierten Garten' oder 'Gamiani', die ein Leipziger Verlag herausbrachte, blos deshalb keine Abonnenten und Käufer fanden, weil diese Bücher zu mesquin ausgestattet waren. Ich kann Ihnen mittheilen, dass der Insel-Verlag keine privaten Publikationen wie Aretino und Meursius mehr zu machen gedenkt (zum grossen Bedauern der Bibliophilen) - es wäre eine gute Gelegenheit, die Arbeit des Verlages weiterzuführen, in dessen Intentionen. Dass es den Käufern, die in Betracht kommen, nicht darauf ankommt, für ein geschmackvoll gemachtes Buch zehn Mark mehr zu bezahlen, ist eine alte Erfahrung. Ich bin im Besitz der Addressen der Insel-Bibliophilen, die ich Ihnen für den Prospekt-Versand der 'Purpurschnecke' gern zur Verfügung stelle, vorausgesetzt, das Buch kommt glänzend zu stande, wobei, auch bei einem Ladenpreise von 30 Mark, mir weniger riskiert scheint als im gegentheiligen Falle. Das Gedichtms., das Ihnen Herr von Bayros überbringt, ist nicht das Ganze und enthält auch manches, das in der letzten Redaktion wegfallen wird. Der Gesamtumfang wird etwa sein: 15 Blatt Zeichnungen, 15 Blatt Titel dazu, 120 Seiten Gedicht mit den Titeln auf einer separaten Seite, also ungefähr 10 Bogen Octav. Wie wir uns das Detail denken, darüber wird Ihnen Herr von Bayros genaue Auskunft geben. Wichtig scheint mir nur ein Papier, das weich ist und das für die Reproduktion der Zeichnungen nicht satiniert zu werden braucht. Für den Einband würde ich rothes Maroquin vorschlagen, vorausgesetzt, dass dies das Buch nicht unverhältnismässig vertheuert; in diesem Falle dann elfenbeinweiße Leinwand. Für die Luxusexemplare, auf China, würde ich aber unbedingt Maroquin vorschlagen. Dass man davon leicht 50 Exemplare mindestens verkauft, scheint mir außer Frage, nach allem, was ich von Leuten, die die Blätter gesehen haben, hörte: 'Hoffentlich giebt es eine Luxusausgabe'. [.] Dass die Auflage eine auf etwa 500 Exemplare limitierte sein müsste, um dem Buch seinen Seltenheitswert und dem Preise seine zweite Berechtigung zu geben, versteht sich wohl von selbst [.]". - Der von Franz Blei herausgegebene und von Franz von Bayros illustrierte Band "Fleurettens Purpurschnecke - Erotische Lieder und Gedichte aus dem achtzehnten Jahrhundert" erschien noch in jenem Jahr als Privatdruck in einer Auflage von 560 Exemplaren bei C. W. Stern in Wien (vgl. WG Blei, 19). - Gelocht (geringf. Buchstabenberührung). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Anglo-Chinese Calendar for 250 Years, 1751 to 2000

      1905. KLIENE, Charles. An Anglo-Chinese Calendar for 250 Years, 1751 to 2000. [4], 4, [3], 500 pp. Frontispiece with Chinese characters. 4to., bound in original morocco-backed decorated cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down and new endpapers. Hong Kong: Man Yu Tong, 1905.First Edition. Charles Kliene was a member of the Chinese Customs Service and compiled this double calendar that notes holidays covering 250 years for official, merchant and missionary use. In the Preface he acknowledges that it is not a conveniently sized work, but nonetheless anticipates that its usefulness will compensate for this.He writes in the Preface about the system used to compile the Chinese calendar and how it developed. He also acknowledges the historical usefulness of having a method for recording time. 'While it must be granted that in the face of a bewildering mass of legends and fabulous traditions it is hopeless to attempt to glean anything like authentic information concerning China's earliest civilization, it is, nevertheless, amply proved that even as far back as the days of the Chaldeans, the Chinese possessed a method of recording time not differing essentially from that of the present day. The early existence of this method accounts no doubt, in a great measure, for the fact that many interesting events of the past have been chronicled and handed down in a comparatively connected and intelligible manner' (p. 1). Each year is covered by two pages which show the dates in columns beside each other. A handsome piece of printing, and a scarce book.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Kopenhagen, 24. Februar 1905.. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Dänisch. Mit einigen Beilagen (s. u.).. Interessanter Brief an seinen Schüler, den späteren Komponisten, Dirigenten und Organisten, Knud Harder (1885-1967), dem Nielsen von seinen frühen Jahren als Musiker in Odense berichtet. - Beiliegend: Sechs Briefe verschiedener Absender und Knut Harder, Carl Nielsens Biographie betreffend (23½ SS. Gr.-8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Somerset County Cricket Club 1905–1906 (yearbook)

      Bristol: Robinson 1905 - Fifteenth year of issue, containing the county's scores in 1905. The Somerset yearbook was published annually between 1890 and 1905, not issued 1906-08, then 1909-13, 1920-39, 1940-46 in a single volume, then 1947-67. AD Taylor stated in 1906 that a complete set, ie from 1891-1906, is "difficult to procure". 8vo. 70pp + [7] adverts. Original cloth-backed boards. Handwritten ownership details to first page, rubbing to top edge of front cover. Slightly soiled. A very good copy. Scarce.  [Padwick, 2558]

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