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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.

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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]

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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.

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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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        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).

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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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        A General History of the County of Radnor. Illustrated with numerous engravings of county mansions, public men, family arms &c. Compiled from the manuscript of the late Rev. Jonathan Williams ... and other sources, by Edwin Davies. [With plates, portraits

      Brecknock : Davies and co., 1905. 1st Edition. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Other title; History of Radnorshire. Physical description; xviii, [2], 451 p., [40] leaves of plates : ill., coats of arms, geneal. tables, map, ports. ;32 cm. Illus. incl. 36 plates, maps and genealog. tables. Includes bibliographical references and index. Subjects; Radnorshire (Wales) - History & Antiquities. Powys. With a list of subscribers pp. 445-451.

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        Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln

      New York: Tandy-Thomas, 1905. hardcover. 12 volumes, bound in 23. Presidential Edition. 1 of only 50 copies printed. Extra illustrated edition with a profusion of fine engraved portraits, views and maps, photogravures, and facsimile letters. The frontispiece in each volume is an original color watercolor depicting a log cabin. Tall 8vo, superbly bound in full crimson morocco with lovely gilt floral devices on all boards and spines; ornate inner dentelles and green morocco doublures; green silk moire endpapers; uncut edges, top edge gilt. New York: Tandy-Thomas Company, (1905). Fine. Extremely rare and beautiful set of the Presidential Edition, limited to only 50 copies. Lacking the 24th volume containing original documents. Edited by Nicolay & Hay.

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

      Cleveland: Vinson & Korner Company. Very Good. 1905. Limited/Numbered Edition. Number 317 of only 425 copies with Rockefeller's neat yet sprawling autograph below George Edmondson's photograph depicting the wealthiest American in an "approved" pose. Published in what has invariably become a desiccated and crumbling suede spine. This copy's spine very nicely replaced with modern Levant morocco. A very good clean and durable copy.Rockefeller's contribution to the work is but four leaves wherein he thanks his friends & gives advice, noting "there is something besides mere money-getting in the World.". Addendum leaf.; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. ; Signed by Author .

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        The Story Of The Champions Of The Round Table

      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1905. 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&W 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&W Drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xviii, 328, (1) pp .

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        Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln

      Tandy-Thomas, New York 1905 - Extremely rare and beautiful set of the Presidential Edition, limited to only 50 copies. Lacking the 24th volume containing original documents. Edited by Nicolay & Hay. 12 volumes, bound in 23. Presidential Edition. 1 of only 50 copies printed. Extra illustrated edition with a profusion of fine engraved portraits, views and maps, photogravures, and facsimile letters. The frontispiece in each volume is an original color watercolor depicting a log cabin. Tall 8vo, superbly bound in full crimson morocco with lovely gilt floral devices on all boards and spines; ornate inner dentelles and green morocco doublures; green silk moire endpapers; uncut edges, top edge gilt. New York: Tandy-Thomas Company, (1905). Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Football Tour With The Pilgrims In America

      Sheffield: Greene & Thompson 1905 - An account of the Pilgrims' 1905 amateur tour of North America. In all they played 17 matches (against Detroit, Chicago and Boston, among others), winning 14, losing 2 and drawing the other. The group were made up players from clubs in the midlands and north of England, like Notts Forest, Blackburn Etrurians. Sheffield Wycliffe and Notts Magdala. The author captained the side. Oblong format. 64pp. Frontispiece, text illustrations and plates. Green sand-grained cloth, title in white lettering to front board. Front hinge cracked but fully intact, not loose. Rare. Signed by the author & captain to front pastedown, dated Sept 1909. The name of the dedicatee has been scratched out with blue biro. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Evocations

      New edition for which it was not derived great papers. Bound in full morocco mint, back with five nerves decorated with jewels golden guards and contreplats paper moiré, covers preserved (first dish with a small marginal restoration foot), top edge gilt. Signed autograph from the author to "... our good dear" mother of all "Renée Vivien." Beautiful specimen. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1905 12x18,5cm relié

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