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      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.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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,.

      [Bookseller: SCHNEIDER-HENN]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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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>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Blue Roof Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      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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        Calendrier Des Sports 1906 Twelve Aquarelles Inedites De Georges Scott Offert Par La Belle Jardiniere

      Paris: G. De Malherbe, 1905. Paris: G. De Malherbe, 1905. Scrapes on front board else excellent copy of a promotional piece for the famous French department store. Sports-themed calendar with a watercolor illustration by Georges Scott (1873-1943) for each month. Sports include football, ice skating, motor boating, cycling, polo, auto racing, canoeing, lawn tennis, pelote, fencing, hunting and tobogganing - most with locations specified. Opened in the 1820s, La Belle Jardiniere was an historic early example of the "grand magasins" or large department stores, introducing the new concept of ready-to-wear. They produced a variety of interesting publicity and advertising pieces over the years. This one serves as an attractive publicty piece while showing the proper outfits for each sport, presumably for sale at their store.. Cloth and Pictorial Boards. Near Fine. Illus. by Georges Scott. Oblong 4to.

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

      Np ca. 1905-1910, Tokyo - 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. Orig. brown boards. Very good in fine recent cloth case with Japanese style bone ties [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Japan: A Record in Colour

      London: Adam & Charles Black, 1905.. /No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Back 207pp. HB. Grey-blue cloth, yellow lettering and flower emblem on spine and front cover. 75 tissue guarded colour plates by Mortimer Menpes. Some dust and spotting on top and fore edges, otherwise Fine.

      [Bookseller: Greenwich Book Place & Gallery]
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      - Madrid, Lib. de Fernando Fe, 1905, 24,5x17 cm., en holandesa, VIII+659 págs.+ 2 h. con numerosas ilustraciones

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        Fads and Fancies of Representative Americans at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Being a Portrayal of their Tastes, Diversions and Achievements

      New York: Town Topics Publishing Company, 1905.. New York: Town Topics Publishing Company, 1905. First edition. Folio, original full green morocco, elaborate tooling to the spine, front and back panels, green silk doublures and endleaves. All edges gilt. Number 51, signed by William Mann, the publisher of Town Topics. In near fine condition. William d&#39;Alton Mann was a businessman and newspaper and magazine publisher during the civil war. He developed the Mann Boudoir Car, a railroad sleeping car, and published the Mobile Register, The Smart Set, and Town Topics. Mann came to be known for his dubious practices. For example, he created the "blind item," a gossipy news story in which the details of a private happening are reported while the identities of the people involved are not revealed. Mann used this as blackmail to publicly threaten an individual into doing his will, lest Mann chooses to expose him.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Whistler - Butterfly, Wasp, Wit, Master of the Arts, Enigma

      T. N. Foulis, Edinburgh 1905 - 72pp + 4pp publisher's catalogue. Original white vellum covered boards with gilt lettering and motif on face and spine. With 16 black and white illustrations incl portrait frontis of Whistler by J. W. Simpson and two illustrs by Frederick Keppel . Top edge gilt. Fore edge and lower edge untrimmed. The first in the publisher's Spirit of the Age series. Silk ribbon page mark detached but laid in. Limited edition of 100 copies. This is copy #58 and is SIGNED by the author. Printed on Jap. vellum. Rubbing out (pencil mark?) on front end paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Edicion Especial. Barcelona, 1905. 28x21. Primera edicion. 3 Vols en perfecto estado con encuadernacion con relieves y piel (Magnifica encuadernacion), edicion numerada papel de hilo (XXXI). Cronologicamente ordenado por Manuel Henrich. Precedido de un Homenaje a Cervantes, por los editores, Prologo por J. Givanel. Genesis del Quijote, por Martinez Ruiz (Azorin). LXVpp. - 601 laminas con los facsimiles de las 611 ediciones. Mas una lamina con el retrato de Cervantes. Preciosa Obra de Bibliofilia. Ref 5.3 Biblioteca A.

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes

      George Newnes Ltd, London 1905 - First Edition, First Printing bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's blue cloth. A beautiful copy. The book is in nice shape with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Doyle First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [1905] 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        3rd Battalion The Worcestershire Regt. 1905 - Mandora Barracks, Aldershot - fine presentation photograph album.

      Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1905 - Landscape folio (264 × 334 mm) Dark green morocco over bevelled boards by Gale & Polden, four double bands to the spine, title as above gilt to the upper board, three white buckram on-lay flashes at the top inner, and lower fore-corner of the upper board, together with a large central on-laud white linen escutcheon with the regimental crest, gilt, all edges gilt, reeded roll in blind to the turn-ins, white moiré effect endpapers A little sunned on the spine and upper board, light rubbing, some foxing on the mounts, minor marginal oxidation to the first image - The Officer's Mess - but otherwise all the images clean and sharp, otherwise very good. 16 large format original photographs (200 × 284 mm) mounted on linen-hinged heavy card leaves, calligraphically captioned in an elegant art nouveau script. An exceptionally handsomely-presented album produced for Lt.-Col. E.A. D'Arcy Thomas on leaving command of the battalion. Inscribed verso of the front free endpaper; "To Colonel E.A. D'A. Thomas from his Adjutant A.S. Nesbitt (April 1904 to April 1907)." Fine selection of well-captioned group portraits - the officers in dress, and in service uniform, but also in mufti, seated with no regard to rank, Thomas being at the end of the front, seated, row - sergeants, corporals, band, drums &c; also the cricket XI, "Winners Aldershot Army Corps Competition, 1905, Captain Lt. Col. D'Arcy Thomas"; three shooting teams, the Battalion Shooting Eight, "Winners Queen Victoria Cup for the 3rd Year in succession", the Officers Shooting Team, "Winner Officers Challenge Cup", and H Company, the Evelyn Wood Team, winners of the Evelyn Wood Competition - a marching and shooting challenge designed to text musketry under "attack" conditions; a march past at a review for King Alphonso XIII of Spain; the Machine Gun Team; the colours and the officers' mess. A previous owner has loosely inserted detailed notes on the subsequent careers of the officers of the battalion, also a clipped article on D'Arcy Thomas from the regimental magazine, published 1950, titled "A Beloved Martinet". In it it is explained how this "most forceful, generous and loveable character" took over the battalion in Tipperary in 1903 when it was "a very young one with hundreds of recruits who had never fired a rifle and was determined to get them trained to the very high standard which he always set". Bringing in Lt.-Col. Whitty, pictured four times in officer and shooting team groups, "who combined to a remarkable degree a record as a marksman second to none with an outstanding 'flair' as a coach" making the battalion "undoubtedly the best shooting battalion in the British Army at that period." A nicely provenanced album, superbly bound and with some genuinely unusual, and well-composed images.

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        Freiheit. Einzig autorisierte Übersetzung von Lilly Nadler-Nuellens und Ervin Batthyany.

      Berlin, Hermann Seemann Nachfolger, o. J. [ca. 1905].. Zweite Auflage. 188 S. Kl.-8°, Broschur.. Einband angerändert und brüchig.

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        RÉCRÉATIONS ET PASSE-TEMPS. Ouvrage contenant 249 illustrations dans le texte et 132 gravures hors-texte dont 30 planches coloriées à l'aquarelle.

      1905 - Paris, Hachette, sans date [1905]. Grand in-quarto (270 X 328) reliure à la Bradel cartonnage papier crème illustré en couleurs, tête dorée (reliure de l'éditeur); (2) ff. blancs, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre illustré imprimé en rouge et noir, 380 pages, 41 planches sous serpente, (2) ff. blancs. ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE de cette remarquable monographie sur le jeu. Le sous-titre annonce 132 gravures hors-texte, mais il s'agit en fait de 132 GRAVURES à pleine-page, dont 41 véritablement hors-texte et sous serpente. Parmi ces hors-texte, 30 sont en couleurs, gravés sur vélin fort, dont un jeu de Biribi à double page. JEUX DE TABLES: tric-trac, échecs, dames, dés, osselets, domino, épingles et jonchets - Jeux de hasard: loterie, petite loterie, loto, biribi, trou-madame, pile ou face, pair-impair et courte-paille, la mourre - Jeux de patience: solitaire, casse-tête, amusements des enfants avec les animaux, mangeurs de cerises, bernement - Jeux de société: jeux familiers ou petits jeux et exercices de société, jeu de main au pied de boeuf, charades et rébus, colin-maillard, main chaude, la vessie, bulles de savon - Jeux forains: bateleurs, acrobates, jongleurs et prestidigitateurs, masques et mascarades, joute, mât de cocagne, balançoire, balances publiques, montagnes russes. BEL EXEMPLAIRE conservé dans son ravissant et solide cartonnage éditeur d'origine, décoré d'illustrations et ornements d'inspiration Art Nouveau par le peintre et illustrateur français Robert Sallès (1871-1929). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rip Van Winkle

      , 1905 1905. &#147;The First Book Illustrated Wholly by Rackham To be Issued in a Limited Edition&#148; (Riall).[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905. Deluxe Edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 180. Quarto. 57 pp. Color frontispiece and fifty color plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue guards, collected at end of text.Original gilt pictorial vellum. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the Rackham-designed bookplate of Rackham collector C.L. Lazarus. Lacks ribbon ties, otherwise a very fine copy. Chemised and housed within a blue cloth slipcase.Around the middle of 1904... Ernest Brown & Phillips commissioned 50 color illustrations to Rip Van Winkle, and purchased the originals and all rights for 300 guineas. The publishing rights were then resold in a complicated deal to Heinemann, before the illustrations were exhibited at Brown and Phillips' Leicester Galleries... Most of the Rip drawings were sold at the exhibition, and by October they had all found purchasers."Brown and Phillips' investment, made secure by the keenness of Rackham's purchasers, was not let down by the reviews his work received."... When, in September 1905, Rip Van Winkle was published, comparisons between Rackham and German artists [i.e. Dürer and Joseph Sattler] continued to be voiced, The Times remarking on 'the marvel of his Düreresque detail.'"... The 51 illustrations, for a story of not more than five thousand words, enables the story to be told twice, once through Irving's words, and once again, image by image, through Rackham's pictures... In his illustrations, Rackham pays homage not only to Dürer, Cruikshank and Dutch seventeenth-century painting, but to contemporary artists, too..." (Hamilton)."... But the first work that greatly advanced his fame in the years immediately following his marriage was his edition of Rip Van Winkle&#133; This lovely book decisively established Rackham as the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period... The deluxe edition of the book was fully subscribed before the [Leicester Galleries] exhibition closed" (Hudson).Latimore and Haskell p. 26. Riall p. 69. Gettings p. 176. Hamilton pp. 68. Hudson pp. 57, 167. Hudson, p. 180 (Rackham bookplate).

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        Portugal Artístico

      Livraria Magalhães & Moniz Editor, Porto 1905 - publicação ilustrada, com 650 ilustrações originais de S.M.A Rainha D. Amélia, e dos ex.mos srs. Alfredo Keil, Alfredo Marçal Brandão, A. Pinho e Costa, Antonio Costa, Antonio Teixeira Lopes, Arthur Loureiro, Candido da Cunha, Carlos Reis, Christiano de Carvalho, Fernandes de Sá, Joaquim Victorino Ribeiro, José de Brito, Dr. José Julio Gonçalves Coelho, J.J. Teixeira Lopes, José Marques da Silva, D. Julia Molarinho, Julio Costa, Manuel San Romão, Marques Guimarães, Marques de Oliveira, Sebastião Sanhudo, Thomaz Costa e Velloso Salgado, e fotografias dos exmos. srs. Alberto Marçal Brandão, Alvaro Rebello Valente, Dr. A. Vasco Rebello Valente, Antonio Abrantes, Antonio de Souza Carneiro, Carlos Brandão, Carlos Ivens, Daniel Bergqvist, Egberto de Mesquita, Francisco Caldeira, Francisco Gouveia Peixoto, F. de Lima, Dr. Francisco de Vasconcellos, Conselheiro José Mauricio Rebello Valente, J.M. Almeida Outeiro, J.M. Simões Sucena, Photographia Biel, Photogaphia Guedes,Photographia Marques e Photographia Luzo Brazileira, etc, Exemplar encadernado em meia francesa, com 768 páginas, 18x27 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann, 1905. - "The First Book Illustrated Wholly by Rackham To be Issued in a Limited Edition" (Riall).[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905. Deluxe Edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 180. Quarto. 57 pp. Color frontispiece and fifty color plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue guards, collected at end of text.Original gilt pictorial vellum. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the Rackham-designed bookplate of Rackham collector C.L. Lazarus. Lacks ribbon ties, otherwise a very fine copy. Chemised and housed within a blue cloth slipcase.Around the middle of 1904. Ernest Brown & Phillips commissioned 50 color illustrations to Rip Van Winkle, and purchased the originals and all rights for 300 guineas. The publishing rights were then resold in a complicated deal to Heinemann, before the illustrations were exhibited at Brown and Phillips' Leicester Galleries. Most of the Rip drawings were sold at the exhibition, and by October they had all found purchasers."Brown and Phillips' investment, made secure by the keenness of Rackham's purchasers, was not let down by the reviews his work received.". When, in September 1905, Rip Van Winkle was published, comparisons between Rackham and German artists [i.e. Dürer and Joseph Sattler] continued to be voiced, The Times remarking on 'the marvel of his Düreresque detail.'". The 51 illustrations, for a story of not more than five thousand words, enables the story to be told twice, once through Irving's words, and once again, image by image, through Rackham's pictures. In his illustrations, Rackham pays homage not only to Dürer, Cruikshank and Dutch seventeenth-century painting, but to contemporary artists, too." (Hamilton).". But the first work that greatly advanced his fame in the years immediately following his marriage was his edition of Rip Van Winkle This lovely book decisively established Rackham as the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period. The deluxe edition of the book was fully subscribed before the [Leicester Galleries] exhibition closed" (Hudson).Latimore and Haskell p. 26. Riall p. 69. Gettings p. 176. Hamilton pp. 68. Hudson pp. 57, 167. Hudson, p. 180 (Rackham bookplate).

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        The Victoria History of the Counties of England. A History of Durham. Two volumes

      London Archibald Constable and Company Limited 1905. VG : in very good condition without dust jackets. Spines slightly faded. Minor off-setting to prelims Subscribers Edition Red gilt embellished hardback cloth cover 320mm x 240mm (13" x 9"). xxiii, 422pp, xi, 427pp. 39 engraved lithographic plates. Published 1905 and 1907 respectively.

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        History of Osteopathy, and Twentieth-Century Medical Practice."

      Cincinnati: Press of Jennings and Graham, 1905. Cincinnati: Press of Jennings and Graham, 1905. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First edition. No jacket. Hinges just starting, minor wear to corners. 1905 Hard Cover. xi, 428 pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt titles & rules. An early and important cornerstone in the literature of osteopathic medicine, published during the lifetime of Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917), who founded the American School of Osteopathy just 13 years earlier. Though well-represented in institutional collections, it appears quite scarce in the trade, with only reissues currently available, and only one record of sale at auction in the last 30 years. From the preface: ""The compilation of the History of Osteopathy and Twentieth-Century Medical Practice was not undertaken because of a pressing demand. It seemed to have dawned upon the mind of several osteopaths about the same time that such a work ought to be issued during the life of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still and others most intimately connected with the origin and early development of the science. The author was requested by several of his professional friends to undertake the work, which he did with much reluctance. He felt that he had a great responsibility resting upon him. Once thoroughly entered upon the work, the magnitude of the task became evident; but the richness of the mine of truth in which he was delving, made the search one of constantly growing interest. Direct information was obtained from Dr. A. T. Still and from many who were intimate with him before Osteopathy was known and during its process of development. Many of the facts given are drawn from the authors personal knowledge; and others are from traditions or unwritten history which has become the common property of scores who are acquainted with the development of Osteopathy and of those who have known Dr. Still for years. The chapters relating to other systems of medicine and methods of procedure in treating diseases of the human body were not contemplated in the original plan. In order that Osteopathy might be seen in its true relations, and its independent position in the science and art of healing be fully understood, it seemed necessary to present a few facts concerning present medical practices. This was the more imperative because of the vilification and constant misrepresentation of Osteopathy by the established medical profession. It will require no stretch of the imagination to see that the facts at first sight apparently foreign to Osteopathy are an integral part of the history."""

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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 Preis in CHF: 1100. 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.

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        Sammlung der Drucksachen des Preußischen Hauses der Abgeordneten. 20. Legislaturperiode, I. Session 1904/05. Siebenter Band. Drucksachen Nr. 594 - 608.

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

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes

      George Newnes, Limited 1905 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.3 x 5 inches). MCMV (1905) stated on title page. Illustrated with sixteen mono plates by Sidney Paget. In original cloth. Previous owner's writing on front free end paper: newspaper clip of Holmes' sitting room attached to front free end paper; two more newspaper clips attached to rear free end paper about theater play; some foxing throughout. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: William Heinemann, 1905.. London: William Heinemann, 1905.. Quarto. Gilt pictorial vellum, t.e.g. Color frontis and fifty color plates (including a two plate diptych) tipped to stiff card mounts with captioned tissue guards at end. Endsheets a bit foxed, bookplate on front pastedown, silk ties absent, minor rubbing to spine, but a nice copy, very good or better. Custom cloth case and chemise (spine and extremities sunned). First Rackham edition, limited issue. One of 250 numbered copies, specially printed and bound, and signed by Rackham.

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        English Goldsmiths and their Marks: A History of the Goldsmiths and Plateworkers of England, Scotland and Ireland

      London - Macmillan and Co, Limited, 1905. London - Macmillan and Co, Limited, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive guide to English goldsmiths and their marks with and illustration to frontispiece and a further five illustrations throughout. A history of goldsmiths and plateworkers of England Scotland and Ireland with over eleven thousand marks reproduced in facsimile from authentic examples of plate, and tables of date-letters and other hall-marks employed in the assay offices of the United Kingdom. With an errata slip bound in prior to the introduction. With a publisher&#39;s advert to rear with order form bound in. Bound by Western Mail Bindery Cardiff, with binder&#39;s label to rear pastedown. With previous owner&#39;s ink inscription to front pastedown &#39;Alfred N. Austen, Roseneath Ventnor. &#39;Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound but with bumping and wear to extremities. With fading to spine and rubbing to boards. Hinges tender. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with the odd handling mark to pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        Signed photographic portrait of John Burroughs

      Washington DC: Harris & Ewing, Ca. 1905. Washington DC:: Harris & Ewing,. Ca. 1905.. Very good overall. John Burroughs, the American poet, essayist & naturalist (1837 - 1921)), friend of Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau, seated at a table with open book, gazing off to the right, with his trademark full snowy beard. Photograph taken by the Washington photography studio Harris & Ewing, with embossed blind stamp below the image. Signed just below the border, at the lower right. Burrough's pose in the photograph closely resembles a glass negative held by the Library of Congress (item/hec2009004383/), part of the Harris & Ewing Collection in the Prints and Photographs Division. Image size 6 x 9", on 9 3/4 x 13 3/4" stock. Slight creasing in lower right corner, well outside the signature & photograph.

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      London - A. and C. Black, 1905. London - A. and C. Black, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Rome painted by Alberto Pisa with seventy plates in colour, engraved by the Hentschel Colourtype Process. Withtext by M. A. R. Tuker and Hope Malleson and others. First edition. The twelve chapters in this book were all written for this present volume, but chapters III, V VIII, part of Xi and IX had already been published in the Monthly Review, Broad Views, Macmillan&#39;s Magazines and the Hibbert Journal. The authors attempted to present some aspects of Rome as they had seen it themselves, drawing on long acquaintance with the city and its inhabitants of the old school and thenew. Each chapter is the work of one writer. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart but with some wear to extremities and fading in places, slight loss to head of spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places with the odd page starting. Bright and generally clean with only the odd spot and handling mark and age toning to endpapers only. Previous owner&#39;s small initial ink stamp to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      London - Henry Frowde, 1905. London - Henry Frowde, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Oxford edition of Shelley&#39;s distinguished poetry in smart navy calf with marbled edges. Edited, by textual notes, by Thomas Hutchinson. Including materials never before printed in any edition of the poems. Condition: In a half calf binding. Externally, a few rubs and a little fading to the spine. The front hinge is cracked but firm. Internally, firmly bound, generally clean and bright, with a few spots to the first and last pages ascommon. Overall:NEAR FINE..

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