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        Tasmanians in the Transvaal War

      Hobart: Etched and printed at "The Examiner" and "Weekly Courier" Offices, Launceston for S.G. Loone. 1905. First edition. Small 4to. [xvi], 536pp, well illustrated including small photographs of each soldier. Original half leather, gilt title and rules, with green ribbed cloth; the corners rubbed. Edges sprinkled red. Stamp of 'The Proprietors, The Examiner & Weekly Courier' on front endpaper and half-title. A nice clean copy, now with a mylar wrapper. Very good. .

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        Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper; Über einen die Erzeugung und Verwandlung des Lichtes betreffenden heuristischen Gesichtspunkt; Über die von der molekularkinetischen Theorie der Warme geforderte Bewegung von in ruhenden Flussigkeiten suspendierten Teilchen.Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1905. First edition.

      A very fine and completely unsophisticated copy without stamps or any other markings in strictly contemporary cloth binding. "One of the most remarkable volumes in the whole scientific literature. It contains three papers by Einstein, each dealing with a different subject and each today acknowledged to be a masterpiece, and the starting point of a new branch of physics." (Max Born). <br/><br/> ❧Dibner 167; Grolier/Horblit 26b; Norman 691a. <br/><br/> "It is probably no exaggeration to say that Einstein and Newton have been the greatest physicists of all times. Einstein's name is generally associated with the theory of relativity, which has profoundly revolutionized man's ideas of space and time. But as Max Born said in one of his articles, Einstein would probably have been one of the greatest scientists, even had he not written a single line on relativity. Einstein made a spectacular appearance on the physics scene in 1905 [his 'annus mirabilis'] when he published these three papers in one and the same volume of the Annalen der Physik, the three papers having been submitted within a period of only three and half months." (Emil Wolff, Einstein's Researches on the Nature of Light). <br/><br/> In the first paper ('On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light'), published in March, "Einstein postulated that light is composed of individual quanta (later called photons) that, in addition to wavelike behavior, demonstrate certain properties unique to particles. In a single stroke he thus revolutionized the theory of light and provided an explanation for, among other phenomena, the emission of electrons from some solids when struck by light, called the photoelectric effect." (Britannica). It was for this paper on the photoelectric effect that Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1921. The second paper ('On the Motion Required by the Molecular Kinetic Theory of Heat of Small Particles Suspended in a Stationary Liquid'), published in May, provided the first mathematical model of the phenomena of Brownian motion. It is generally regarded as the first proof that molecules exist. <br/><br/> The third paper is his most celebrated work, introducing the theory of special relativity, in which he fundamentally revolutionized the field of mechanics - probably the greatest achievement since the publication of Newton's Principia. "Toward the end of June it was all written up, and on June 30 receipt of the manuscript was recorded at the editorial office of Annalen in Berlin. The thirty-page article, published three months later, was titled 'On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies'. It was a treatise beyond compare and without precedent, one of the greatest scientific achievements in content and one of the most brilliant in style. Of course, there were later additions, some from Einstein himself and some from others, but these were mere addenda to a theory which had appeared before all the world ready and complete, valid for all time" (Folsing, Albert Einstein).. Three papers in: Annalen der Physik, 4th series, vol. 17, pp. 891-921; 132-148; 549-560. The complete volume offered here in contemporary half cloth. 8vo (219 x 144 mm), complete with half title pp viii,1020 and 5 plates. A very fine and completely unmarked copy. Scarce in such good condition

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        LOVERS IN LONDON

      1905. London: Alston Rivers, 1905. Original dark blue-green cloth lettered in red. First Edition of A. A. Milne&#39;s first book. As a boy Milne was educated at a small public school run by his father -- where, at the age of seven during the years 1889-1890, one of his teachers was none other than H. G. Wells (five years before his first fiction was published). Years later, after Milne graduated (in mathematics) from university, he found work writing for the humor magazine Punch and for the St. James Gazette; it was Wells who suggested that Milne take some of his St. James pieces and combine them into a novel -- and this is the result. (It was a failure: Milne later paid five pounds to buy back the copyright so that it could not be reprinted, and he himself later referred to his second book as his first.) It was not until 1924, after Milne had experienced the horrors of the Great War, that in an effort to return to the simplicities of childhood he began writing the verse and tales featuring Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin.~This copy is still in the extremely delicate original cloth binding; condition is very good (some wear at the spine&#39;s head and sides, minor soil). This is quite a scarce book today -- it is only the second copy we have offered in our 35 years in business. NCBEL IV 671.

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        Ãœber die Möglichkeit einer neuen Prüfung des Relativitätsprinzips" WITHBOUND "Bemerkungen zu der Notiz von Hrn. Paul Ehrenfest: Die Translation deformierbarer Elektronen und der Flüchensatz" in Annalen der Physik Band 23, Heft 1, 1907, pp. 197-199; pp. 206-208

      RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OR EINSTEIN&#39;S ANALYSIS OF THE DOPPLER EFFECT AS A TEST FOR RELATIVITY AS WELL AS HIS DISCOVERY OF THE TRANSVERSE DOPPLER EFFECT. The title translates as &#39;On the Possibility of a New Test of the Relativity Principle.&#39; Here Einstein applies the idea that the "perceived frequency is shifted even when the line between the wave source and receiver and the source&#39;s velocity are perpendicular" (Pais, Chapter 4, Reference E23). "Both time dilation and the relativistic Doppler effect were predicted by Albert Einstein in his seminal 1905 paper. Einstein subsequently [in 1907 and in this paper] suggested an experiment based on the measurement of the relativie frequencies of light perceived as arriving from a light source in motion with respect to the observer, and he calculated the additional Doppler shift due to time dilation. This effect was later called &#39;transverse Doppler effect&#39; (TDE), since such experiments were initially imagined to be conducted at right angles with respect to the moving source in order to avoid the influence of the longitudinal Doppler shift" (Wikipedia). Einstein&#39;s use of the Doppler effect as a confirmation for the pPrinciple of Relativity was not confirmed until 1938 when improved instrumentation was able to affirm Einstein&#39;s assertion. IN THE SECOND PAPER in this issue, "Remarks concerning Paul Ehrenfest&#39;s note: &#39;Translation of the deformable electron and the momentum law,&#39; known as the Ehrenfest paper, Einstein is replying to questions raised by the physicist Paul Ehrenfest. Here Einstein answers by relating Ehrenfest&#39;s question fo his Theory of Relativity. In so doing, Einstein "discusses the difficulty of applying Lorentz transformations to rigid bodies" (Pais, Chapter 4, Reference E11). CONDITION & DETAILS: Leipzig: Barth. 1907. 4to. (9 x 6 inches; 225 x 150mm). Discrete blind ex-libris stamp on front wrap; literally barely visible. Complete issue in original wraps. The wraps have some chipping along the edges (see picture). Blind stamp on the front wrap; barely visible. The front and rear wraps remain attached, but are loosening; the text block is also very loose. Bright and very clean within.

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        Petits édifices historiques. Avec notices descriptives facilitant l?étude des styles. (12 Jge. in 144 Lieferungen in 7 Bänden).

      Paris, Librairies.imprimeries réunies, ancienne Maison Morel (ab Jg. 11: Librairie centrale d?art et d?archtecture), o. J. (ca. 1895 - 1905) - 4°, 6 Bl. Titelei u. Verzeichnis, zus. 1728 S., Priv.-HLwd. d. Zt., Bibliotheksex. (7 unterschiedlich umfangreiche Bde.): priv. Rückenschildchen, Schildchen u. Stempel a. Vs., Tafeln tlw. a. den Stegen (schwach) gestempelt; Kanten berieben, Papier gebräunt, tlw. etw. fingerfleckig; allg. gutes Ex. Zahlreiche Beispiele in Ansichten, Grundrissen und Details aus dem 9. bis 18. Jahrhundert hauptsächlich aus Frankreich, aus Belgien, Italien, aber auch Ägypten und Spanien ? inklusive dem Stadthaus Zürich (10. Jg., 110 Lieferung) 9100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage, "Bibliotheksausgabe", 20 + 4 Bände, Neuer Abdruck

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1905 - 1913.. Gänzlich neu bearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Grundwerk in 20 Bänden mit 18.600 Seiten und 150.000 Artikeln mit 16.831 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text sowie auf 1.522 Illustrationstafeln (darunter 180 Farbdrucktafeln, zumeist Chromolithogra phien). Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände (Bd. 21: Ergänzungen und Nachträge; Bd. 22: Jahressupplemet 1909 - 10; Bd. 23: Jahressupplement 1910 - 11; Bd. 24: Jahressupplement 1911 - 12) sowie drei Kriegsnachträge. Grundwerk in 20 Bänden, der Ergänzungsband 21 sowie die Jahres-Supplementbände 21 bis 24, somit vollständiges Exemplar in 24 Bänden. Es handelt sich hier um die so genannte "Bibliotheksausgabe": Schwarze Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel sowie reicher ornamentaler Goldprägung, Rückengestaltung in sehr schönem Jugendstil-Linien dekor (Bogenornamentik) nach einem Entwurf von Otto Eckmann. Einbanddecken in farblich passendem olivfarbenen Leinen. Marmorierter Buchschnitt. Die 6. Auflage gilt als Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte und als größtes und prächtigstes Lexikon der Jahrhundertwende-Epoche. Es gibt sie in mehreren unterschiedlichen Ausgaben, die sich jeweils durch eine überaus reizvolle Jugendstil-Ornamentik auszeichnen. Die 6. Meyer-Auflage enthält mehr Cromolithographien als jedes andere Allgemeinlexikon.. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand. Buchrücken kaum berieben, allenfalls Deckel partiell minimal fleckig (dies aber nicht auffällig). Seiten überwiegend sauber, lediglich Vorsätze sowie wenige Seiten etwas fleckig. In toto außergewöhnliches Exemplar dieser gesuchten Jugendstil-Ausgabe in harmonischem, originalem Erscheinungsbild. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. (sechste) Auflage, Prachtausgabe, 20 + 3 Bände, Neuer Abdruck.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1905 - 1912.. Gänzlich neu bearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Grundwerk in 20 Bänden mit 18.600 Seiten und 150.000 Artikeln mit 16.831 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text sowie auf 1.522 Illustrationstafeln (darunter 180 Farbdrucktafeln, zumeist Chromolithogra phien). Es erschienen noch vier Ergänzungsbände (Bd. 21: Ergänzungen und Nachträge; Bd. 22: Jahressupplement 1909 - 10; Bd. 23: Jahressupplement 1910 - 11; Bd. 24: Jahressupplement 1911 - 12) sowie drei Kriegsnachträge. Grundwerk in 20 Bänden (A - Z), der Ergänzungsband 21 sowie sie Supplementbände 22 und 23, insgesamt somit 23 Bände. Schwarze Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei Rückenschildern aus rotem Leder und reicher Goldprägung im Jugendstil-Liniendekor. Einbanddecken mit grüner Leinenbespannung, Goldfileten und Lederecken. Kopfgoldschnitt., seitlicher und unterer Buchschnitt grün eingefärbt. Illustrierte Vorsätze mit Golddruck. Es handelt sich um die so genannte Königsausgabe (Prachtausgabe) der viel gerühmten sechsten Meyer-Auflage, die es in unterschiedlichen Varianten gibt. Die 6. Auflage gilt als Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte und als größtes und prächtigstes Lexikon seiner Epoche. Es gibt sie in zahlreichen unterschiedlichen Ausgaben, die sich durch eine überaus reizvolle Jugendstil-Ornamentik auszeichnen.. Exemplar mit sehr guter Rückenansicht; Rücken und Gelenke kaum berieben, Goldprägungen noch hochglänzend; Deckelleinen im Wesentlichen sauber, wenige Deckel minimal fleckig (kaum sichtbar). Seiten (vor allem Ränder) partiell etwas fleckig; eine Tafel durch Verklebung leicht beschädigt. Bd. 20 mit altem Besitzerstempel auf Titelblatt.In toto außen sehr gutes, innen etwas fleckiges Exemplar. Mit drei seltenen Ergänzungsbänden. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Meyers Großes Konversations- Lexikon. 22 Bde. im Regal, Original- Eichenholz, A-Z + 2 Suppl. 1905 -1910. Neuer Abdruck. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. [Prachtausgabe].

      Erschienen in Leipzig und Wien bei: Bibliographisches Institut, in den Jahren 1905 bis 1910.. Erste Auflage, dieser sechsten, gänzlich neu- bearbeiteten und vermehrten Auflage, in zwanzig Bänden, A bis Z. Siehe Bibliotheca Lexicorum Seite Nr. 430. Insgesamt 22 Bände, A bis Z in 20 Bänden und 2 Ergänzungsbände Band 21 und Band 22 mit über ca. 20.000 Seiten, mit mehr als ca. 13.000 Abbildungen, Karten und Plänen im Text, auf über ca.1.500 Bildertafeln, darunter etwa ca. 220 Farbendrucktafeln (Chromo- Lithographien), und ca. 350 Kartenbeilagen, sowie ca. 150 Textbeilagen und ca. 160.000 Artikeln. Gr.8°(Groß-Oktav-Format bis 25cm). Dunkelbraune Original- Halbleder- Bände mit reicher, gold- geprägter Linienornamentverzierung, aus der Jugendstil- Zeit, Schild und stilisierte Harfe, olivgrünes Bezugsleinen mit gold- verzierten Lederecken, elegante mit golden Rund- Ornamenten illustrierte Vorsätze, sowie Kopfgoldschnitt und olivgrüner Buchschnitt. Alles in einem verziertem Eichenholz- Regal mit stabilen Eisenverstärkungen.. Inhalt: Es handelt sich hier um die viel- gerühmte und gefragte sechste Meyer- Auflage der Jahrhundertwende mit 2 Ergänzungsbänden in einem Original Eichenholzregal. Das letzte große und prächtig geschmückte, deutsche Konversationslexikon mit den Chromo- lithographischen Tafeln, ein Höhepunkt der Lexikon- Buchkunst seiner Epoche. Alles in einem braunem stabilen Original- Eichen- Holzregal mit geschwungenen Verzierungen, mit eiserner Aufhänge- Vorrichtung. In Wien und Budapest bot die Buchhandlung Moritz Trömel nach der Jahrhundertwende sechs verschiedene Regale für den Brockhaus und Meyers Konversationslexika an, siehe Bibliotheca Lexicorum, Seite 380. Zustand: Regal bestens erhalten; Einbände mit Gebrauchsspuren, berieben und beschabt, Rücken- Kapitale teilweise leicht eingerissen, Kanten und Ecken etwas bestoßen, bei den Bänden 2, 5 und 14 Rücken lose, beiliegend. Innen: Sauber, komplett und recht ordentlich erhalten. Portokosten auf Anfrage!

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        Signed Pen and Ink Cartoon "Secret Weapon"

      1905.. Very good condition. Original pen and ink signed cartoon by the French political cartoonist "Caran D&#39;Ache", whose real name was Emmanuel Poire (1858 - 1909). This cartoon, dated 8 Mai 05, drawn on tissue paper and signed in the lower right panel, is likely from an album. The drawing spoofs a futuristic protective rounded pod for soldiers; the first panel shows them easily transported; the second panel shows the soldiers with the pods snapped around them, protecting them from the swords and spears of African natives; to use as floating fish-like shells to approach ships under their guns and to use as wash basins and cradles after the "war". The "war" Caran D&#39;Ache spoofs appears to be French Colonial Empire building during the later part of the 19th century, a time when France cloaked their acquisitions in Africa as a moral mission to lift the world up "to French standards by bringing Christianity and French culture. In 1884 the leading exponent of colonialism, Jules Ferry declared; "The higher races have a right over the lower races, they have a duty to civilize the inferior races." Full citizenship rights - assimilation - were offered, although in reality "assimilation was always receding [and] the colonial populations treated like subjects not citizens."[Wikipedia].22 x 14 1/4". A couple of marginal creases, overall very good condition.&#11;&#11;Poire was a satirist whose work appeared in Le Chronique Parisienne, Le Figaro, and Le Rire, and who developed "stories without words", considered a precursor to comic strips. In his later years he began a series of "Albums", booklets of cartoons devoted to current fads and social or political issues.

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        On the relative motion of the earth and the luminiferous ether" in London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, 5th Series, Vol. 24, 1887, pp. 449-463.

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST EUROPEAN PRINTING of a work haled both as the greatest failed experiment of all time AND as 'one of the greatest achievements in physics of all time' (Lightman, 130). 'What Michelson and Morley did. was undermine a longstanding belief in something called the luminiferous ether; a stable, invisible, weightless, frictionless. medium that was thought to permeate the universe. Conceived by Descartes, embraced by Newton, and venerated by nearly everyone ever since, the ether held a position of absolute centrality in nineteenth-century physics as a way of explaining how light traveled across the emptiness of space (Bryson, 117). Prevailing theories held that ether formed an absolute reference with respect to which the rest of the universe was stationary and that ether was a medium for the propagation of light (as water waves must have a medium to move across: water. Given the speed of light, designing an experiment to detect the presence of ether and its drift, or hypothetical motion relative to earth, was challenging. To do so, Micelson designed an interferometer -- essentially a massive stone block with mirrors and crisscrossing light beams -- capable of measuring the velocity of light with great precision. The device enabled Michelson and Morley to measure the speed of light in different directions, enabling them, in theory to measure the speed (or drift) of the ether relative to Earth, thus establishing its existence. Michelson and Morley expected to see their light beams shifted by the swift motion of the earth in space, thus giving measure to different speeds of light in each direction, but "none was observed, showing that the earth's motion did not affect the light's speed" (Dibner 161). "The failure of this experiment was a serious blow to classical scientific theories because it cast doubts on the existence of the universal ether which had been a basic principle of, for example, the Newtonian theories of the universe" (PMM, 401). The result discredited the ether theories "and opened the door to "new standards of reference of time and space from geometry and cosmometry," ultimately leading to Einstein's 1905 proposal that the speed of light is a universal constant" (Dibner; Lightman, 130). The history of science records the 1887 ether-drift experiment of Albert Michelson and Edward Morley as the turning point at which the energetic "ether of space" was discarded by mainstream physics, thereafter replaced with the postulate of "empty space." Michelson and Morley's work sounded the death knell of classical physics' beautifully simple belief in the idea of ether. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete. [viii], 524, 9 plates. Michelson & Morley paper: pp. 449-463. Ex-libris bearing a discreet stamp on the title page. Solidly and tightly bound in three quarter brown calf over marbled paper boards. Some scuffing and rubbing at the edge tips and along the spine. Five gilt-ruled raised bands at the spine; gilt armorial devices in the compartments. Gilt-lettered red and black morocco spine labels. Very slight age toning within; largely clean and bright. Very good condition.

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        Dictionnaire universel de cuisine pratique. Encyclopédie illustrée d'hygiène alimentaire.Modification de l'homme par l'alimentation. Plus de 6000 recettes. 4 planches coloriées (absentes comme la plupart du temps), 2000 figures gravées dans le texte. 2 grande édition corrigée et augmentée par l'auteur. 4 volumes d'environ 500 pages chacun.

      Chez l'Auteur& en vente dans toutes les Librairies et chez les Fabricants d'Ustensiles et Vestes de Cuisine en France et à l'Étranger, Paris vers 1905? - 4 volumes in-4 (218 x 280mm, dimensions intérieures) - Dos en demi toile rouge titres dorés. Frontispice, 3ff.n.ch. (Dédicace à la ville de Paris texte et gravure en bistre), portrait de l'auteur, XVIII, 1f., 1943 pages. (pagination continue), T. II, XII pages, hygiène de l'estomac par le Dr E. MORIN - T. IV XXXIV pages d' Eugène KRANTZ sur L'Approvisionnement, les cuisines et le service de table de LL. MM. L'Empereur Alexandre III dans le voyage à travers les Russies en 1888 (du 24 août au 18 octobre) avec illustrations et menus dans le texte (avec un paragraphe sur l'Anon truffé nefigurant pas dans la 1 édition), suivi de Fleurs de gourmandise de FULBERT-DUMONTEILTrès bel exemplaire sans rousseurs de ce phénoménal dictionnaire. Outre cela, le dictionnaire comprend L'étymologie, la synonymie en trois langues, l'histoire, l'analyse chimique de tous les aliments naturels et composés, les propriétés hygiéniques appropriées aux âges et aux sexes, d'après le besoin réclamé par l'individu; le régime, les prophylactiques, les eaux minérales, la climatologie, les aliments respiratoires; les cuisines végétarienne, assyrienne, grecque, romaine, française, anglaise, allemande; la recette des mets, entremets, charcuterie, confiserie, pâtisserie, glacerie, distillerie et conserves alimentaires; la biographie des cuisiniers illustres et la terminologie culinaire. Originaire du Valais en Suisse, Favre fut notamment chef auprès de grandes maisons à Paris, comme Chevet au palais Royal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DUDLEY TRADESMEN'S TOKENS

      Dudley, printed by E. Blocksidge, 1905.of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth & Nineteenth Centuries; With Descriptive and Historical Notes of Issuers, etc., The Origin & History of the Token Coinage of Great Britain. Being a full and concise account of the Token Coinage of Dudley Tradesmen from its inception in 1648 to its decline in 1818. To which is added a record of the Tokens issued at Worcester in 1811 by the Directors of the House of Industry, for use in the City and County, together with those issued by the authority of the Bank of England for general use; also notes upon the Counter - marked Spanish Dollars, etc. Part II: History of Dudley Banks, Bankers and Bank Notes, from the earliest to the present times. First edition 1905, EDITION LIMITED TO 120 NUMBERED COPIES ONLY, 4to, 250 x 185 mm, 10" x 7.25", illustrated throughout, 202 pages including index, printed one side only, original publisher's cloth, bevelled boards, gilt coat of arms and lettering to upper cover, gilt decoration and lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Head of spine and corners very slightly rubbed, pencil name and date of 1905 inside upper cover, free endpapers slightly browned, contents very nice, binding tight and firm, no loose pages. An excellent bright copy of a very scarce numismatic book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Negro, The: His Origin, History and Destiny (Containing a Reply to "The Negro A Beast")

      Eastern Publishing Company, Boston, MA, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. From the preface: "The intention of the author in writing this book has been to reveal and demonstrate beyond all question the origin of the negro; to trace his history from the beginning to the present, and to state what he believes to be the true solution of the race problem". Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. 448 pp. Pages are yellowed, but are tight and clean. Spine caps are fraying. Light spotting on the cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 pounds. Category: History; History::Black History; Inventory No: 001256. .

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        Honore de Balzac la Fille aux yeux D'Or. Zehn Zeichnungen von Marcus Behmer. Leipzig, Poeschel & Trepte 1905. Folio. 10 numerierte Klischeedrucke von Marcus Behmer auf starkem Japanpapier. Orig.-Umschlag mit Titelaufdruck.

      . . Eines von 35 numerierten und von Marcus Behmer signierten und datierten Exemplaren. Separatfolge von 10 Illustrationen zu Balzacs "Mädchen mit den Goldaugen". Tadellos erhalten und sehr selten.

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        Original-Federzeichnungen zu Hegis "Illustrierte Flora von Mitteleuropa".

      Um 1905.. 67 lose Blätter unterschiedlicher Größe, ca. 20 x 12 cm bis 46 x 36 cm, mit über 150 Pflanzenzeichnungen, teils ungerade beschnitten, teils mehrere auf einem Blatt montiert. Mit Bleistift bezeichnet. In Halbleder-Mappe.. Botanisch exakt ausgeführte Zeichungen zu Band V des berühmten Standardwerks von Gustav Hegi. Meist monogrammiert von den Zeichnern E.R. Pfenninger und F.K. Die Blätter dienten offenbar als Druckvorlagen und sind genau bezeichnet mit Band- und Abbildungsnummer. - Teils etwas fleckig oder eselsohrig.

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        Tokyo Meisho Shashincho [Photograph Album of Famous Sites in Tokyo]

      Tokyo: Np, ca. 1905-1910. Hardcover. Orig. brown boards. Very good in fine recent cloth case with Japanese style bone ties/No Dust Jacket. 12 x 9.5 cm. Accordion fold album, 64 subtly colored or tinted photographs, each with caption in English and Japanese, depicting notable sites in Tokyo -- Yoshiwara, Ueno Buddha, Hibiya Park, the University of Tokyo et al. An untitled album with no publishing information within, save for previous owner title in Japanese. Photographs fresh and bright.

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        Kgl. Preußische (Westfälische) Jäger Bataillon Nr. 7 - Ersatz 3. Comp. 1905 - 1907,

      . Luxus-Foto-Album, Ganzleineneinband mit Goldaufdruck, Großformat - quer, 16 großformatige Originalfotos von Offizieren, sowie Szenen aus der militärischen Ausbildung, Gelenke berieben, Zustand 2- (OB1076).

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        La Troisième jeunesse de Madame Prune.

      Paris, Calmann-Lévy 1905 - Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage soixante exemplaires sur papier de Hollande tous numérotés. Celui-ci porte le numéro 54. Enrichi d'un portrait frontispice de l'auteur, en 2 états, dont 1 avec remarque. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Calmann-Lévy - 1905 - 327 pages. Reliure de l'époque demi maroquin à coins vert bouteille signée(?). Dos lisse avec titre et auteur dorés, joliment orné de tiges fleuries mosaïquées. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Filet doré bordant les plats. Couverture orange et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-12°(19x14). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        California Wild Flowers: 12 Reproductions in Natural Colors from Water Color Drawings. Descriptive text by Charles Francis Saunders

      Philadelphia:: Elisabeth Hallowell Saunders,, 1905. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Narrow folding portfolio, stitched pamphlet, plus 12 loose leaves. 11 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. (12) pp, [12] ff. Text pages bound with a red string, title page printed in red and black, 12 loose color plates; text clean, unmarked, lightly toned and sunned, usage wear. The portfolio consists of heavy brown printed paper, folded twice to form a chemise, printed in red and black; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear, especially along spine crease. SCARCE. Very Good. This portfolio contains 12 reproductions of water-color drawings by Elisabeth Moore Hallowell Saunders. Elisabeth Saunders was born in Alexandria, VA, and lived in Philadelphia and Baltimore, where she married Charles Francis Saunders (1859-1941). Both Elisabeth and Charles were avid naturalists, Charles beginning his publishing career in the 1890s. After a honeymoon in California and the Southwest in 1902, the couple moved to California in 1906 and settled in Pasadena where Charles devoted himself full time to writing. He eventually published more than a dozen books inspired by California and the Southwest. The couple collaborated on a number of publications, Charles as author and Elisabeth as illustrator; the pair were also avid photographers, and many of their photographs were used to illustrate Charles&#39; books, including The Indians of the Terraced Houses (1912) and Under the Sky in California (1913). Elisabeth published two collections of California Wild Flowers - one with a set of six illustrations, and this with a set of 12. The intention was to provide models from which art students could paint California wild flowers if unable to observe the flowers in the field. The set of 12 illustrates California Poppy, Prickly Phlox, Brodiaea, Cream-Cups, Monkey Flower, Owl&#39;s Clover, Indian Paint-Brush, Wild Pansy, Mariposa Tulip, Wild Heliotrope, Shooting Star, and Scarlet Bugler. Charles is credited with the descriptive text that accompanies these reproductions. Worldcat records 14 holdings for the suite of 12 illustrations.

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        (JAPANESE PRINT BOOK -- MEIJA ERA)

      , [1905] This unusual text is a middle school textbook for plants, and was created, according to our Japanese linguist, in the 38th year of the reign of Emperor Meija (1852-1912), who ruled from 1867 until his death -- which dates it to 1905. Laid into a small 4to portfolio (paper over heavy card stock with paper label), it is published accordion style, which unfolded measures over 15 feet in length. Very good/very good. The portfolio is age toned, rubbed and lightly soiled and has a restored hinge; the text block itself has small paper loss to the sole text page (expertly restored) and archival strengthening of some of the accordion folds (versos only). Fascinating and lovely, if cryptic, this Japanese production apparently includes some Chinese characters identifying the drawings (which include marijuana) and naming the Japanese artists. A prologue in Japanese identifies it as a middle school text for identifying plants. As our knowledge of the Japanese and Chinese languages is, shall we say, extremely limited -- okay, nonexistent -- our bibliographical details are accordingly scanty. What we do know is that the watercolors are superb renderings accomplished entirely in shades of grey with only a couple of highlights in the palest of pink and green -- stark and simple, with no background. There are striking, delicate closeups of a variety of exotic-looking plants and flowers (one with butterfly hovering nearby) and a single dramatic landscape showing a snow-capped mountain, each of these twelve scenes occupying a two-page (13" X 9½") spread. Each watercolor has a small, round 5/8ths diameter rubberstamp the text of which we have not identified. A beautiful thing that must be seen to be appreciated.

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        Automobil

      . Eliminatoire de 1905 (En Auvergne). Pochoirkolorierte Lithographie nach Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) aus "10 Ans de Courses". Paris 1907, 21 x 34,5 cm (Blattgr.) - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Seltene Original-Grafik aus dem reich und prachtvoll illustrierten Werk über die frühen Automobilrennen von 1897-1907.- # Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) was a French poster artist who died at an early age. He was celebrated as an illustrator of early automobile racing, air and water transportation.- Nice copy.

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        Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln (12 volumes)

      New York: Francis D. Tandy Company, (1905). Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Twelve volumes. Octaovs, roughly 6 by 9 inches. With many illustrations and facsimiles. Described as &#39;a new and enlarged edition&#39; and as the &#39;Biographical Editions, being the second printing of the celebrated Gettysburg Edition.&#39; In addition to collecting Lincoln&#39;s writings and speeches, this set includes an introduction by Richard Watson Gilder and &#39;special articles by other eminent persons.&#39; A very good to near fine set, bound in dark blue three-quarter morocco gilt. Minor scuffing to boards and some mustiness, but a very attractive set.

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        Asian carpets: XVI. and XVII. century designs from the Jaipur palaces &c., &c.: from materials supplied with the permission of H.H. the Maharaja of Jaipur and from other sources, with text by Colonel T.H. Hendley

      London: W. Griggs. Near Fine; 14.5 x 20 (50 cm) Loose sheets in six printed folders, in . modern cloth-covered box. Near Fine condition.. 1905. Illustrated by 150 plates (chromolithographs except for CI, a collotype), [7] key plates; GWO 1842. Complete. Stunning. [CSROT t1875].; 24; [25] pp. .

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        Schriftsteller (1905-1994; Nobelpreis für Literatur 1981): Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. Ohne Ort u. Dat. Quer-Kl.-8°. 1 S.

      . . "Jeder ist zum Hüter mehrerer Leben bestellt, und wehe ihm, wenn er die nicht findet, die er hüten muss. Weh ihm, wenn er die schlecht hütet, die er gefunden. // Elias Canetti". - // - Schöner und in dieser Form sehr seltener Sinnspruch.

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        Bärndütsch als Spiegel bernischen Volkstums (7 Bde., 2 Broschüren, compl.). 1. Lützelflüh (1905, Nachdruck 1980). 2. Grindelwald (1908). 3. Guggisberg (1911). 4. Ins (Seeland I, 1914). 5. Twann (Seeland II, 1922, Nachdruck ca. 1980). 6. Aarwangen (1925). 7. Saanen (1927). Registerband Alphabetischer Nachweiser zu den Bdn. 4 und 5.(19253, Nachdruck 1980) Alphabetischer Nachweiser zu Band Saanen (1928).

      Bern, Francke, 1905 - Gr.-8°, ca 4200 S., zahlr. abb., Kart. m. Deckelillustration, 2 Bde. Deckel leicht stockfleckig, leichte Klebspuren einens abgelösten Deckelschildchens. Titelbl. gestemp., ansonsten tadell. Exemplare Erstausgabe. Umfangreiches sprach- u- kulturgeschichtliches Werk. - Emanuel Friedli (1846-1939) Berner Lehrer, Pfarrer und Dialektologe. Er wurde in Lützelflüh als Sohn eines armen Webers geboren. Getauft wurde er von Jeremias Gotthelf. Als Zehnjähriger kam er in die Armenerziehungsanstalt im Schloss Trachselwald, wo er acht Jahre lang blieb. Danach Lehrer-Seminar in Münchenbuchsee. 1874 holte er die Matura nach und studierte an der Universität Bern und der Universität Genf Theologie. 1880 wurde er Pfarrer. Im Jahr 1881 wählte ihn die Gemeinde Innertkirchen als Pfarrer. Wegen seiner Scheidung wurde Friedli 1896 in Orpund nicht mehr als Pfarrer gewählt. Von 1896 bis 1901 mitarbeit beim Schweizerischen Idiotikon in Zürich. 1902 legte er dem Regierungsrat des Kantons Bern ein Projekt für ein vierbändiges Werk über Bärndütsch als Spiegel bernischen Volkstums vor. Mit je einem Band über Lützelflüh, Grindelwald, Nidau und Guggisberg sollten vier Gebiete zu untersuchen, die sich hinsichtlich Dialekt, Kultur und Wirtschaft stark voneinander unterschieden. Mit der Zeit entstanden so sieben dickleibige, reich illustrierte Bände. 12000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Karlsruhe - Geschichte der Stadt und ihrer Verwaltung -,

      Verlag der Macklot'schen Buchhandlung und Buchdruckerei, 1898 ---, 1905 - 4 Bände mit vergoldeter Rücken und Deckelverzierung,1. Band von 1895,2. Band 1898,3. BAnderste Hälfte und zweite Hälfte 1904.alles sauber gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Band 1,2 ,3 erste u. 2. Hälfte=4 Bände komplett,alles erschienene

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        NEW VOYAGES TO NORTH-AMERICA

      Baron de Lahontan.NEW VOYAGES TO NORTH-AMERICA.Chi:  A. C. McClurg Co., 1905, 33/75, 2 vols., xciv, 407 pp. / viii, 408-797 pp. ***This is a rare set of this edition, numbered 33 of only 75 copies of the large paper limited edition.The sub-title is as follows ?" "Reprinted from the English edition of 1703, with facsimiles of original title pages, maps, and illustrations, and the addition of Introduction, Notes, and Index By Reuben Gold Thwaites." *** This is an early, important account of the Indians and the geography of the western Great Lakes Region, first published in 1703.  "Lahontan's narrative, of considerable value when confined to his actual sojourneyings in the Lake Region, was unfortunately disfigured by his inserting an account of a pretended trip west of the Mississippi . . ." Howes L 25.  Thus, both informative and entertaining. ***  Volume 1 has a frontis. illustration, three (3) plates, two (2) folding maps, and four (4) full-page maps.  Volume 2 has a frontis. illustration, nine (9) plates, and one (1) folding map.  All tissue guards are present. ***  Both volumes come with a clear mylar protective cover. ***  Bound in gray paper boards and white paper spines with gilt lettering.  The covers are clean with light wear, an abrasion on the front cover of vol. 1.  The spines are clean with extensive spotting, light wear.  The contents are clean and complete in good, stiff bindings.  Deckle page edges.  Many pages unopened along top edges, thus set unused. ***  10 " tall by 7.5 "

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

      London, 1905. <p>The Beginning of Electronics: Original Patent and First Paper </p><p>Fleming, John Ambrose (1849-1945). (1) No. 24,850 . . . Provisional specification. Improvements in instruments for detecting and measuring alternating electric currents. 5pp. Folding plate. [Redhill: H. M. Stationery Office, 1905.] 254 x 186 mm. Disbound. Stitching holes in left margin, library stamp on first leaf. (2) On the conversion of electric oscillations into continuous currents by means of a vacuum valve. In Proceedings of the Royal Society 74 (1905): 476-487. Whole number. 447-518pp. Text diagrams. 223 x 146 mm. Original printed wrappers, spine and margins a little chipped. Outer margins a bit frayed. Ownership stamp (&#147;H. E. Annett&#148;) on the front wrapper. Boxed. Together two items. Very good. </p><p>First Editions On November 16, 1904 Fleming applied for the patent on the vacuum tube (vacuum valve); he filed his complete specification on August 15, 1905. The patent (no. 1 above) also published in 1905, was granted on September 21. Between the date of filing the patent and filing the complete specification Fleming published his paper on the vacuum tube (no. 2 above) in the Proceedings of the Royal Society. As the original printed patent is very rare, this is an exceptional opportunity to acquire both Fleming&#146;s original specification in the patent, and his first published paper on the invention that created the electronic industry. </p><p>Fleming, an electrical engineer and physicist who had worked with Thomas Edison&#146;s company in London, invented the two-electrode vacuum-tube or diode, an event that marks the beginning of the electronics age, enabling the development of radio and an exceptional range of other electronic inventions. Before the invention of the transistor, the vacuum tube was the first switch used in the earliest electronic computers. Using vacuum tubes as switches, the first general-purpose electronic computer, the ENIAC, was able to operate 10,000 times the speed of a human computer. By comparison, the Harvard Mark 1, which used electromechnical relays as switches, computed 100 times the speed of a human computer. Fleming&#146;s invention also paved the way for Lee DeForest and others to perfect the broadcasting of wireless signals. </p><p>Fleming had been aware since 1884 of the so-called &#147;Edison effect&#148; of &#147;unilateral flow of particles from negative to positive electrode, and he repeated some of the experiments, with both direct and alternating currents, beginning in 1889. . . . [In 1904] he returned to his experiments on the Edison effect, with a view to producing a rectifier that would replace the inadequate detectors then used in radiotelegraphy. He named the resulting device a &#145;thermionic valve,&#146; for which he obtained a patent in 1904 [sic]. This was the first electron tube, the diode, ancestor of the triode and the other multielectrode tubes which have played such an important role in both telecommunications and scientific instrumentation&#148; (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Printing and the Mind of Man 396.</p>

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        Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln (12 volumes)

      New York: Francis D. Tandy Company, (1905). Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Twelve volumes. Octaovs, roughly 6 by 9 inches. With many illustrations and facsimiles. Described as &#39;a new and enlarged edition&#39; and as the &#39;Biographical Editions, being the second printing of the celebrated Gettysburg Edition.&#39; In addition to collecting Lincoln&#39;s writings and speeches, this set includes an introduction by Richard Watson Gilder and &#39;special articles by other eminent persons.&#39; A very good to near fine set, bound in dark blue three-quarter morocco gilt. Minor scuffing to boards and some mustiness, but a very attractive set.

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        The Great Forest of Brecknock

      Bedford Press, London, 1905 History of the Forest from the conquest of England to the present time. (From original Documents - the Maybery Papers) In nice brown half cloth with blue and yellow speckled boards, has a small mark to cloth, edges rubbed a little. Spine has title in black ink by hand, edges bumped slightly. Internally the pages have 2 holes at inside edge as though for a two hole punch, [6], 144 pp, (lxv) annex. Very scarce. (see Historical Memoranda of Breconshire by same author)

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        The House of Mirth.

      Scribner, New York 1905 - Frontispiece, illustrations. by A.B. Wenzell. Title in red and black, 533pp., thick 8vo, rebound in 3/4 red morocco, gilt-lettered raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Scribner's, 1905. First Edition. Mint. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Woggle-Bug Book

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1905. First Edition, 1st Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Morgan, Ike. Morgan, Ike. First Edition, 1st Printing. Soft Cover. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 48 un-numbered pages. Binding Type B with green cloth spine, pale yellow front cover background, and title on the back cover. No endpapers as issued. Sound binding with original front and back reinforcing white cloth strips present and an great shape. Clean pages with some light color offsetting. Light cover wear with some minor soiling; light damp-staining with some color run. Far better shape than usually found. "The cardstock covers were easily damaged and torn and offered little protection from child readers. As a result the large book is one of the most delicate and ephemeral of all Baum publications" - Bienvenue and Schmitt, p. 217-9. See also Hanff, p. 78-80.

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        Fra en Beværtningshave i Pileallé.

      Maleri. Olie på papir opklæbet på træplade. 30x45 cm. Signeret V.N. 25 August.1905. Indramme i smuk guldramme

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        PICTURE COMPANIONS.

      London, Ernest Nister, circa 1905.Circa 1905. 22 full page chromolithographs illustrations, including 2 of children in motor cars, 1 of cats on a merry - go - round, others of dolls and toys, dressed kittens (2 illustrations), Santa Claus filling stockings. Many line illustrations of young children. Artists include: E.S. Hardy, Evelyn Lance, Alice Cook, Wm Foster and A.E. Jackson. 310 x 260 mm, 12 x 10¼ inches, cloth backed chromo illustrated boards showing little girl scolding a naughty kitten. Lower corners slightly bumped. Near Fine copy in scarce very good original cream printed DUSTWRAPPER. The dustwrapper is illustrated in brown line with repeat of title illustration by E. Stuart Hardy (20 mm (¾") chip at head, 10 mm chip at tail extending 20 mm onto upper panel, corners very slightly chipped). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Figurenstudien. 19 (4 sign.) Bll., zahlr. Einzelstudien in schwarzer Kreide und Rötel, tls. recto und verso, meist männl. Akte

      um 1905. 27,5:28,5 bis 34,5:57 cm, Abb., sehr guter Zustand,.

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        Aus den Geheimakten des Welt-Detektivs. Bd. II. 39 Hefte in 1 Bd. Berlin/Wien, 1905-08. Mit 34 (von 39) farb. illustr. Titeln. 4°. Hlwd. d. Zt. mit mont. OTit. (HDeckel mit leichtem Feuchtrand).

      1905. . Enthält die Heftnummern: 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 24, 27, 30, 34, 35, 39 (inkomplett: S. 31/32 fehlt), 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 (inkomplett: S. 31/32 fehlt), 49, 52, 54, 55, 58, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 77, 78, 79 und 84.- Titel meist mit Namensstempel, teils mit Einrissen oder Läsionen (fast kein Textverlust), 1 Titel lose.- Vereinzelt etwas stock- oder fingerfleckig.- Vorsätze und Spiegel mit diversen Besitzvermerken.

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        Edinburgh Stereoscopic atlas of obstetrics. 4 vols

      New York, 1905. <p>Simpson, G. F. Barbour and Edward Burnet, eds. The Edinburgh stereoscopic atlas of obstetrics [Sections I &#150; IV]. 100 stereoscopic photographs mounted on printed cards, in the four original publisher&#146;s cloth boxes with printed spine labels (label of the Imperial Publishing Company, New York on each box), printed contents leaves in each box. Edinburgh: T. C. and E. C. Jack, n.d. [1905]. 234 x 185 mm. Cloth strips lacking from 2 sides of the lower half of one box, minor bubbling on another box, but very good overall.</p> <p>First Edition. &#147;In four sections, each containing twenty-five subjects, with descriptive text.&#148; &#147;By the introduction of photography [the editors] have been able to reproduce with absolute accuracy the various specimens with which the student ought to be familiar; and by the aid of the stereoscope they have made those illustrations so pronounced, clear, and definite, that the student can now study these stereograms with as much accuracy as if he had the actual preparation in his hands&#148; (Preface). </p>

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        Flächenschmuck im Charakter der Dresdener Schule ,Fol.

      Stgt., J. Hoffmann um 1905. Tit. u. 24 num. Tafeln mit zahlr. Motiven in Lichtdruck auf leichten Kartons, lose in Ohlwd.-Mappe, Abb., Einband fleckig Nicht bei Schneider-Henn, Ornament, wo für das Atelier Haebler Ornamentvorlagen im Verlag Chr. Stoll, Plauen, belegt sind, auch als Beitrag zu dem Sammelwerk "Kunstgewerbliche Schmuckformen für die Fläche". Wie die dort nachgewiesenen Entwürfe stehen auch die vorliegenden Blätter im Dienst eines auf ornamentale Grundformen reduzierten Jugendstils mit Reihungen in bewegter Geometrie. Der im Titel angesprochene "Charakter der Dresdner Schule" dürfte auf die Prägung durch O. Gußmann zu beziehen sein, auch auf das dekorative Frühwerk von Otto Lange (Ottolange), dessen "Dekorationsmalereien für das Bürgerhaus" wie das hier vorlieg. Werk bei Hoffmann in Stuttgart erschienen sind, etwa zur gleichen Zeit.

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        The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland

      Dated 1905, 1906 and 1907. Limited edition, hand-numbered 165 of one thousand twenty-five copies. Decorated cloth bindings. Illustrated with 62 colored plates, 62 photogravures and 154 B & W plates. 365, 299 and 384 pages, respectively. Each volume measures 14 x 13 inches, with a 3 inch width; entire set takes up 9 inches of shelf space. Extremely rare set of folios, profusely illustrated with hundreds of vivid plates depicting the various mammals. Blue boards with gilt lettering, backed with darker cloth. Gold rules and titling to spine, with gilt page tops. Rough-cut fore-edges and tails. Rubbed edges and bumping to the lower extremities and tips. 1.25 inches crack to the groove of volume 3, while each has light foxing edge-wise. Hints of toning to boards. Interiors are in remarkable shape, with the plates having retained their exquisite details. Light foxing to prelims and offsetting to endpapers. One plate has become stuck to its tissue-guard, but overall the text blocks of each is remarkably well-preserved overall. Very fine and rare set.

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        Zeitgenössische Dichter. 2 Bde. Berlin, Bondi 1905. 4to. 223 S. Orig.-Pergamentbde. mit Deckeltitel u. Verlagssignet in Gold auf Vorderdeckeln.

      . . Eines von nur 6 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japan. Eine der seltensten George-Ausgaben. Tadellos in der Erhaltung. - Raub A 53. - Wilpert/Gühring 20.

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        Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries

      1903 -, Glasgow 1905 - 12 volumes, octavo, illustrated throughout with maps (many folding), proof impressions of the plates; a few scuffs but an excellent set in the original quarter parchment gilt over blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others uncut. Classic English collection of voyages. A fine set of the famous Maclehose edition of Hakluyt. This handsome production reprints the second and best edition of Hakluyt's magnum opus, a classic of travel literature, the first English collection of voyages, and one of the gems of Elizabethan letters. Hakluyt himself was the first lecturer on modern geography and one of the leading spirits of Elizabethan maritime expansion (PMM). The work is devoted to American discoveries and the British colonisation of America, and although published a few years before the Dutch voyage of the Duyfken to the west coast of Cape York in 1605, it is significant that by the time of the revised second edition, Hakluyt was able to include the first tentative forays of the English into the South Seas, whether round Cape Horn or through the Straits of Magellan. As a result, Hakluyt's book represents the pinnacle of Elizabethan geography, but is also among the earliest published works on British expansion into the Pacific. The final part, originally published in 1600, includes most of the New World material, not only cataloguing many of the early American discoveries, but also representing the cusp of early voyages into the Pacific, notably in the section entitled "A Catalogue of divers English voyages, some intended and some performed to the Streights of Magellan, the South Sea? to the headland of California, and to the Northwest?". Printed here are not only reports of the voyages of Drake and several of his compatriots, there is an early account of the important 1586 voyage of Thomas Cavendish, and discussions of major voyages which were destined for the South Seas but failed to round Cape Horn, including those of Edward Fenton (intended for China), Robert Withrington, and the failed 1591 second voyage of Cavendish. The Maclehose edition is considered the finest modern edition of Hakluyt. It was published as the first twelve numbers of the "Extra Series" of the Hakluyt Society. This is the deluxe issue, from an edition of 100 copies, without the limitation leaf (apparently so issued). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE TALE OF TSAR SALTAN ( CSAR ), of his son, the glorious and mighty knight Prince Guidon Saltanovich, and of the fair Swan - Princess.

      St. Petersburg, Department for the Production of State Documents, 1905.FIRST EDITION 1905, Russian text throughout, large oblong 4to, 255 x 325 mm, 10 x 12¾ inches, card covers with full page coloured illustration to upper cover, small coloured illustration to lower cover, both heightened with gold, coloured and gold patterned title page, 5 full page coloured illustrations, smaller illustrations in the text including 3 half page in full colour, a few of the full colour illustrations heightened with gold, 20 pages including title page. Spine slightly worn, small split at head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn with tiny chip to lower corner of upper cover, lower cover slightly spotted, very small pale stain to upper cover, the lowest of 3 staples is missing, the other two slightly rusty, on the half page coloured illustration on page 11 adhesion has caused a graze to the background at the top 13 x 5 mm (½" x ¼"), on the facing full page coloured illustration there is another tiny graze 5 x 5 mm (¼" x ¼") on the background at the top, both plates have a little very light flecking to the upper background, barely noticeable, also caused by adhesion to one another. Contents otherwise clean and bright. A very good copy of a scarce title illustrated by Bilibin. See Golynets plates 19 - 28. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE VENTURE. AN ANNUAL OF ART AND LITERATURE

      London: John Baillie, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Rubbing and soiling to covers. Very Good or better. Decorated cloth.The second of only two issues of this annual to be printed. Includes "Two Songs" by James Joyce, preceding his first book CHAMBER MUSIC by two years. Other contributors to this annual include Arthur Symons, Alice Meynell, Oliver Gogarty, and illustrators J. McNeil Whistler, Frank Brangwyn, Arthur Rackham, and J. S. Sargent. Two of the minor illustrations lacking in this copy.

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        THE WINNING OF THE WEST

      New York: Current Literature Pub. Co., 1905. New York: Current Literature Pub. Co., 1905. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good or better, and a quite exceptional set. Six small (16mo: 4-1/4" x 7") volumes in half red morocco leather with matching corners, five raised bands, gilt-lettered and decorated spine, top edge gilt. Illustrated with frontispiece portraits and views. FIVE of the six volumes are INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author. The first volume, the only volume with the recipient&#39;s name, is INSCRIBED to Sidney Gould and SIGNED and dated 10 January 1916. The second volume is INSCRIBED on the same date "with the good wishes of" and SIGNED. The third volume is INSCRIBED "Good luck/Theodore Roosevelt/Jan. 1916." The fourth volume is INSCRIBED "with the best wishes/of/Theodore Roosevelt." Finally, the sixth volume is INSCRIBED "A happy new year!/Theodore Roosevelt/Jan. 1916." THE WINNING OF THE WEST was Roosevelt&#39;s literary masterpiece. After completing it, Roosevelt wondered whether, "I have or have not properly expressed all the ideas that seethed vaguely in my soul as I wrote it" (Edmund Morris, THE RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT, page 397). The book was immensely successful, with the first edition disappearing in little more than a month. A pencil note by the owner in the first volume indicates that the books were purchased on the day of Roosevelt&#39;s death: 6 January 1919.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Babuschka Sababuschka i Sobatschka Bum'.

      Moskau, Knebel, [um 1905].. [Mütterchen Sababuschka und Hündchen Bum. Text russisch]. 4°. Farblithogr. OBrosch. (leichte Gebrauchsspuren). 4 Bll. mit 12 farblithogr. Illustrationen.. Erste Ausgabe. - Prachtvoller Band aus dem berühmten russischen Bilderbuchverlag. - Bibliographisch bei uns nicht nachweisbar. - Erstes Blatt im Falz mit Läsuren, sonst gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Verlag und Antiquariat Frank Albrecht]
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        MANUSCRITS AUTOGRAPHES : Le Gardien du Feu

      1905 - [1905] 225 x 275 mm, 134 pp (57, 55 et 22), Chemise à rabats de papier bleu horizon fermée par un ruban, titre en noir au dos. MANUSCRITS AUTOGRAPHES (Manuscrit de travail, scénario, variante de l?acte I et mise au propre) du Gardien de Feu, adaptation du roman d?Anatole Le Braz paru en 1900. En 1905, le travail d?élaboration s?effectua à trois mains, Anatole Le Braz, (l?acte I), Emile Despax (15 pages sur 23 dans l?acte II) et Ferdinand Herold (acte III); Après la disparition d?Emile Despax en janvier 1915, du capitaine Fernand Halphen du 13e RI le 16 mai 1917 puis, après la guerre, en 1926, dAnatole Le Braz, la musique fut confiée à l?organiste compositeur Louis Maingneau. Le manuscrit de mise au propre montre que Herold a écarté l?acte I de Le Braz et ajouté la mention « d?après un roman de Anatole Le Braz ».L?opéra fut créé à Mulhouse en 1946. Willy Clément y incarnait Goulven. Le livret ne fut jamais édité. Emile DESPAX : Né à Dax, Émile Despax prépare l?Ecole Normale au lycée Henri IV mais essuie un échec. Il devient secrétaire d?un sénateur puis chef de Cabinet d?un gouverneur d?Indo-Chine et sous-préfet d?Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Il fait ses débuts littéraires au Mercure de France et y publie deux très beaux recueils, Au Seuil de la Lande, 1903 et La Maison des Glycines, 1905. Apprécié d?Anna de Noailles, il collabore à L?Ermitage. En janvier 1915, nommé sous-lieutenant au 49e RI, il part pour l?Aisne. Arrivé dans les tranchées pour la première fois, il utilise ses jumelles à travers un créneau lorsqu?une balle ennemie lui traverse le crâne. Ce titre fait parti de notre catalogue "ECRIVAINS MORTS A LA GUERRE" disponible en version électronique sur simple demande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        Gesamtansicht der Innenstadt von Osten gesehen.

      . gouachierter u. eiweißerhöhter Lichtdruck v. Sinsel & Co., Leipzig-Plagwitz n. E. Frank, um 1905, 34,5 x 49 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). (Braun Bd.3, S. 94f.)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Le Parfum de Rome

      Paris - Victor Retaux, 1905. Paris - Victor Retaux, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early twentieth century edition of Veuillot&#39;s Le Parfum de Rome. Bound in quarter cloth with gilt lettering. Complete in Two Volumes. In the original French. Louis Veuillot, 1813 1883, was a French journalist and man of letters who is often credited with playing a decisive role in the popularisation of ultramontanism. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The inner hinges are slightly strained. There is some mild wear to the extremities, with just some mild rubbing and bumping, with sunning to the spine. Internally the pages have some browning with the occasional spot or mark. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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