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        Reisen in Celebes Ausgefuehrt in den Jahren 1893-1896 und 1902-1903

      Wurzburg, 1905. Paperback. UsedGood. Reisen in Celebes Ausgefuehrt in den Jahren 1893-1896 und 1902-1903 Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        Premier livre pour l enseignement des langues modernes. Partie française pour adultes (Nouvelle édition américaine revue et complètement remaniée).

      Siegfried Cronbach, Berlin. 1905 - Características: Pasta dura en tela editorial. Estado regular. Desgaste general en las tapas que están un poco sucias; los extremos del lomo están ligeramente desgastados. Las esquinas de las tapas están un poco raspadas. Letras estampadas doradas en la portada y el lomo. Grecas estampadas en relieve en ambas tapas. Cantos limpios. Nombre y sello del propietario anterior. El libro tiene algunas notas con lápiz. Las páginas llevan amplios márgenes, van sin cornisa y tienen los folios en el centro del margen superior. 102 pp. más un apéndice con diversos textos (20.5 x 14 cm). Peso: La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 26.44 EUR [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SEPHER TORAH NEVI'IM UKETHUVIM - IL LIBRO DI LA LEHASHEM, LOS PROPHITOS... COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES.

      Constantinople, A. H. Boyagian(1905.). 8vo, Original Cloth & period leather, 560 + 634 leaves. Jewish Bible In Hebrew and Ladino (in rabbinic type) on facing pages. Heavy wear to 3 leaves, with some loss of text, other general wear to leaves. Bindings do not match each other, though from the same period and are strong (SPEC-35-9A)

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        Oliver Wendell Holmes Autograph Letter Signed.

      1905. Autograph letter signed from Oliver Wendell Holmes on Supreme Court letterhead. The letter is to artist Arthur Conrad LeDuc, who sent Holmes a Christmas gift. The letter measures 5 inches by 8 inches. Matted in framed. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 20 inches. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States January-February 1930. Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, particularly for his "clear and present danger" opinion for a unanimous Court in the 1919 case of Schenck v. United States, and is one of the most influential American common law judges, honored during his lifetime in Great Britain as well as the United States. Holmes retired from the Court at the age 90, making him the oldest Justice in the Supreme Court's history. He also served as an Associate Justice and as Chief Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and was Weld Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School, of which he was an alumnus.

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        The Game

      New York: Macmillan, 1905. First edition, second issue. With plate illustrations and decorations by Henry Hutt and T.C. Lawrence. 182, [6 (ads)] pp. 8vo. Original green-gray pictorial cloth, decorated in white and brown and lettered in red and gilt, t.e.g., illustrated endpapers. A few vignette illustrations colored in crayon, crayon scribbles to gutter of pp 38-39, staple at bottom of ffep, long closed tear to pp. 77-8, spine slightly darkened, humorous contemporary ink inscription on front-free endpaper, some rubbing and wear to extremities. First edition, second issue. With plate illustrations and decorations by Henry Hutt and T.C. Lawrence. 182, [6 (ads)] pp. 8vo. Inscribed to London's close friend and early admirer, Cloudesley Johns. First edition, inscribed by London: "Dear Cloudesley - Who is ethically disinclined to my flimflamming a capitalist society out of a dollar and a half, and who, therefore, as a good socialist must make explanation to another good socialist, namely, Jack London Glen Ellen, July 17/05." An excellent association copy of Jack London's boxing novel. According to London, Cloudesley Johns was the first person who ever wrote him about his work, offering praise of the stories "To the Man on Trail" and "The White Silence" in the January and February 1899 issues of the Overland. The resulting friendship lasted until London's death (see The Book of Jack London, 1899, p. 277ff). "If Jack had no mentor but himself, Cloudesley had Jack London - a pugnacious mentor who seldom pulled his punches. Jack's advice was born of his own experience and to Johns, as to many other aspiring writers, he gave of it freely. They met on several occasions. During London's writing of The Sea Wolf in 1903, Johns came up to Piedmont and the two men sailed up to the mouth of the Sacramento River on Jack's sloop Spray. There they played chess, swam, shot ducks and mudhens, fished, talked and wrote. 'The more I see of Cloudesley, the more I like him,' Jack wrote. 'He is honest and loyal, young and fresh, understands the discipline of a boat, and is a good cook, to say nothing of being a good-natured and genial companion'" (Walker and Reesman, p. 15). BAL 11886; Woodbridge 36; Hartley 1240

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        Description des Coquilles Fossiles des Environs de Paris. Atlas 1837. 1ere Partie. 2eme. Partie.

      [Paris?], Juin 1905. 7 n.n. Bll. + 17 Tafeln + 8 n.n. Bll. + 26 Tafeln. Lose Blattsammlung in priv. Hlwd.-Schuber. Wahrscheinlich photographische Vervielfältigung: Pro Tafel bis zu vier aufgeklebte Abbildungen (Heliogravure? Blaudruck?) der Original-Tafeln (ca. 12 x 8 cm). Reproduktion des Atlasbandes, ohne Textbände. Apart. - Die lithographierten Textseiten stockfleckig, ansonsten leicht fleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Schuber lichtschattig, etw. stockfleckig, Gbrsp. - Deshayes, (1795 - 1875), studierte Medizin in Straßburg, kam 1819 nach Paris und wandte sich hier der Naturgeschichte zu. Deshayes hörte Vorlesungen bei Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, gab zeitweise Unterricht in Geologie und Professor der Naturgeschichte am Muséum national d’histoire naturelle in Paris. Ab 1839 war er mehrere Jahre in Algerien. Seine wichtigsten Arbeiten beziehen sich auf die Tertiärformation. Er studierte fossile Mollusken des Tertiär im Pariser Becken, die er mit rezenten Arten verglich. Mit Charles Lyell teilte er die Tertiär-Periode mit Pliozän, Miozän und Eozän in drei Teile. 1870 wurde ihm von der Geological Society of London für seine Leistungen die Wollaston-Medaille verliehen. (Zitat) - Diese Ausgabe konnte von uns in keiner Datenbank eruiert werden. Unikat. - Rara. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Biologie

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        Literatura partii "Narodnoi Voli": vtoroe prilozhenie k sbornikam "Gosudarstvennyia prestupleniia v Rossii" (La littérature du partie de la "Volonté du peuple"). [Literature of the People's Will Party: second supplement to the collection "State crimes in Russia"]. From the Chimen Abramsky collection.; Russkaia Istoricheskaia Biblioteka [Russian Historical Library], no. 6

      [Paris]: Société nouvelle de librairie et d'édition, 1905. Octavo (19 × 12.5 cm). Contemporary half-leather with gilt-tooled red leather spine label; 978, [8] pp. Lacking original wrappers, title, and a first leaf with preface; second leaf with restauration; else a very good copy with wide uncut margins in an attractive contemporary binding and with an important provenance. Vast anthology reproducing the text of periodicals, letters, proclamations, and other documents of the People's Will party, or Narodnaia Volia, a revolutionary group active from 1879 to 1884. The party argued for creating a Russian socialist movement based on the Russian peasantry, and many of its members advocated terrorist means for achieving their goals. The group formed many underground cells and is perhaps best remembered for the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881. The anthology gathers the contents of all eleven issues of the group's eponymous journal, which appeared 1879-1885, followed by bulletins, directive, and other documents relevant to the party's development. Bogucharsky, who used the pseudonym Basilevsky, was a journalist, publisher, and historian of the Russian revolutionary movement. He edited periodicals such as "Byloe" and "Minuvshie gody." This copy from the famous collection of Socialistica of the Marxist bibliophile and scholar Chimen Abramsky (1916-2010), who fled to London from the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and became a leading specialist in both Judaica and socialist thought. His collection, parts of which were auctioned after his death, has recently been commemorated in his son's biography, The House of Twenty Thousand Books (2014). We locate no auction records in Russia or abroad. No. 182 in the Souvarine and Bernshtein catalog (Dekker & Nordemann BV, 1980), priced 950 fl.

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        Ayesha

      Ward Lock, UK 1905 - 1st Edition 1905. Presentation copy from the author to his sister. Illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Book is good++ and quite bright. Edges rubbed. Light fraying to spine tips. Spine a little uneven. Edges rubbed. Contents good with light foxing to pages. One plate repaired and nicks to edges. Rear gutter cracked but stroing. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fantastic Early-1900's Signed Postcard Collection with Many AMQS's

      - A fantastic collection of 57 signed postcards from Latin American, Spanish and Italian musicians, actors, and other cultural figures, collected ca. 1905 in Buenos Aires. The collection, on a variety of artistic and portrait postcards, some hand-colored, includes many beautifully detailed autograph musical quotations and some amusing inscriptions. On the verso, most of the postcards are addressed to the (sister?) collectors Ramona Imaz Otaño and Patricia Otaño; many of those presumably earlier addressed to Patricia have been changed to Ramona's name, suggesting some swapping or perhaps a little jealousy!The figures who have signed the postcards include singers Lina Cavalieri (1874-1944) [facsimile signature on hand-colored card], Adele Stehle (1865-1945), Andres Perello de Segurola (1874-1953), Carmelita Bau Bonaplata (1870-1911) and Alice Zeppilli (1885-1969); composers Napoleone Cesi, Giuseppe Frugatta (1860-1933), Luigi Romaniello (1860-1916) (two postcards), Spyridon Samaras (1861-1917), Arthur Napoleão dos Santos, (1843-1925), Amintore Galli (1845-1919) -- a particularly elaborate AMQS with a long inscription -- Goffredo Cochi, and Jole Gasparini; violinist Leon Fontova (1875-1949); actresses Nieves Suarez, Clotile Dumas (1882-1969), and Virginia Fabregas (1871-1950); and painter Ricardo Lopez Cabrera; among many others!Postcards each 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Overall in fine to very fine condition, with the occasional slight smudge or wear to the edges. A very lovely collection.

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        Framed Inscribed Vintage Photograph

      1905. unbound. 8.75 x 6.25-inch bust portrait photo of Russell in profile -- no place, no date, circa 1905. Boldly inscribed at the bottom with excellent contrast: "To Theodor Shaw from Lillian Russell, Good luck." Triple-matted in brown, salmon, and white and set in a decorative gold frame measuring 17.5 x 14.75 inches. Fine condition. American actress and singer.

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        Photographs of Colonial Life in the Philippines. Iloilo on Panay Island. Shanghai. Album.

      ca. 1905-1910. Original photographs, 170 silverprints, gelatine silverprints and some albumen prints, various sizes. Church Legazpi, Streets Lagazpi, Ivan, Mayon Volcano, Two woman from Legazpi, Natives, Mr. Calder-Smelt, Mr. Osmund, Harbour Legazpi. Mr. Bond and natives, Plantation Lagazpi, Ivan and natives, Servants Lagazpi, Ivans house, Ruined church at Daraga, Fiesta Legazpi, Ford Legazpi, Hubert Hancock, Mary, Dorothy, Nelli, SS Armadale Castle crossing the bar at Durban 1904, Kathleen Summers in Las Palmas, Portscatho (2 views), Groupportraits, Groupportrait with Ivan, Mr. Calder-Smelt, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Bond and Native servants, Ivan and friends in Iloilo, Mayon, Douglas, SS Orcana, Tennis place in Iloilo, Interiors of Ivan's house in Iloilo, 3 Interiors of Mr. Smalleys house in Shanghai. And some pictures of the same family on a summer holliday in England: Southampton, Dorset, Finchley, Parkstone a.o. (1915-1923). KEYWORDS:photo/philippines

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        LIEUT. GULLIVAR JONES: HIS VACATION ..

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1905.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-301 [302: blank] + two publisher's catalogues, the first 8 pages dated 1905, the second 16 pages dated February 1905, inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in blind and gold. First edition, colonial issue. The Bell issue, part of "Bell's Indian and Colonial Library," utilizes S. C. Brown, Langham & Company sheets with Bell preliminaries and their catalogues, both dated 1905, inserted at rear. Swashbuckling fantasy novel set on Mars that some researchers believe to be the inspiration for the Martian stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. "Even today -- but why the 'even,' when in the dream worlds of SF nothing changes? -- passages of Arnold's amazing book come over with force." - Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, pp. 140-41. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-6 and (2004) II-38. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-11. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 47. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 75. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 021. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 52. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 22. Locke, Voyages in Space 25. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1209-12. Bleiler (1978), p. 10. Reginald 00505. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, Canadian military lending library label affixed to front free endpaper and library pocket pasted to the rear free endpaper, a very good copy. (#147986)

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        Madame Desrouchier et son chien.

      Paris: Gustave Pellet, 1905-1911.(). Drypoint. 200 x 150 mm. One of 4 impressions on vellum, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. With the red stamp of the publisher, Gustave Pellet (Lugt. 1193). Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire, Tome 13, 1965, no. 176. A. 417. E300.

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        O kommunizme [In Cyrillic.]

      Odessa: Burevestnik,, 1905. Octavo. Original paper wrappers printed in blue with green floral decoration, wire-stitched. With the glassine jacket. Ownership signature to front wrapper, unobtrusive library stamps to front wrapper recto and verso and title page. Extremities lightly rubbed with a few small tears and nicks, contents browned, a faint stain to lower margin of front wrapper and title leaf, overall a very good copy. Second 'Burevestnik' edition, an early Russian edition of The Communist Manifesto, first published in German in 1848, and in Russian in 1869 under the more common title 'Manifest Kommunisticheskoi Partii'. OCLC locates just six copies (all in Europe bar one, in the National Library of Israel). The Manifesto is preceded by Plekhanov's lengthy introduction of 1900 (partially censored) which gives a detailed insight into the Marxist theory of class war and the tyranny of the proletariat, moving on to a thorough analysis of the historical origins of Marxist theory. A key feature of the preface is the refutation of critics of the manifesto, and propounders of Marxist theory, such as Bernstein, Sombart and Vandervelde. Also present are the prefaces to the 1872, 1883 and 1890 editions, translated and edited by G. Plekhanov.

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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. First edition. Folio, original full green morocco, elaborate tooling to the spine, front and back panels, green silk doublures and endleaves, all edges gilt. Illustrated hundreds of photogravures. All edges gilt. Signed by William Mann, the publisher of Town Topics. Includes sketches of Astor, Pell, Yerkes, Stanford White, Flagler, Schwab, Depew, C.P. Huntington, H.E. Huntington, Chanler, Cleveland, Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Foxhall Keene, and many others. In fine condition. An exceptional production. William d'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.

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        Journal of Explorations in Central Australia, by The Central Australian Exploration Syndicate ... 1898 to 1900

      Adelaide, Government Printer, 1905. Foolscap folio, 76 pages plus 2 extremely large folding colour maps: 'Map of Explorations in Central Australia ... 1898 to 1901', showing the geographical and topographical nature of the relevant regions (575 x 1550 mm, with a small section extending beyond the top margin), and one giving details of an 11,000 square mile block prospected by Davidson in the first two years (paper size 622 x 1747 mm). Recent cloth with titling in gilt on the front cover; first (title) page a little unevenly sunned near the front bottom corner and along the bottom edge, with a few tiny light marks; expert restoration to a tiny cut to the bottom edge of the last seven leaves and a trifling spot of silverfish damage to the leading margin of the last leaf; an excellent copy. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 27 of 1905; one of only 730 copies. McLaren 7723. The Murchison and Davenport Ranges in 1898 and 1899, and from the vicinity of Tennant Creek westward to within 30 miles of the Western Australian border and back by a circuitous route (Tanami, The Granites) in 1900. Davidson explored one of the few regions that remained unknown at the end of the nineteenth century, and fellow Australian explorer Charles Winnecke considered that 'Mr Davidson's journey, although not quite so extensive, should be classed with that of other leading explorers; his work is of double interest also to us by the fact that it gives us a correct knowledge of the topographical as well as geological nature of the country, which has not been the case with many other explorers'. The last three pages of this paper reprint a lecture on Davidson's explorations given in 1901 by Winnecke, wherein the latter explains how he was responsible for compiling the maps from Davidson's 'bearings and old field notes and plans'.

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        William Caxton.

      Chicago: (Lakeside Press), 1905. Quarto. 118pp. One of 252 copies printed for the Caxton Club by the Lakeside Press. This copy contains a leaf from Caxton's first edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, but it is not one of the148 copies originally issued with the leaf in an envelope at the rear, and a limitation page. Illustrated with 26 collotype plates, which further demonstrate the breadth of Caxton's technique. Housed in a plastic sheet, the leaf is inserted at the rear, bearing the text of "The Tale of Melibius." A fine sample of Caxton's printing, which shows several small marginal repairs. In publisher's binding of gray-green boards backed in red cloth, paper label on spine. Lower rear corner a trifle bumped, else a fine, bright copy with very clean text. Booklabel and bookplate on front paste-down. Housed in a contemporary blue cloth slipcase. (BCC #9; Chalmers 11).

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        Binding, Fine] Love Songs of Childhood

      Printed at the Lakeside Press, Chicago 1905 - Superbly bound in full tan crushed morocco in an unsigned binding extremely reminiscent of the work of Lorenz Schwartz with distinctive and finely executed stylized blooms at each of four outside edge corners, each design having flowing Art Nouveau style patterning, and each with eight small green onlaid petal devices, spine also finely gilt with onlays, as well as the dentelles, exquisite tan silk full doublures and matching free endsheets. One of 500 copies on Imperial Japan vellum, printed at the Lakeside Press. This copy not numbered, but signed by Frederick Skiff-Field in a holograph note at the end. Very fine.

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann, 1905. "The First Book Illustrated Illustrated by Arthur Rackham To be Issued in a Limited Edition" (Riall). Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph [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. 197. Quarto. 57 pp. Title-page printed in black and green. Color frontispiece and fifty color plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue guards, collected at end of text. Slight foxing to first and last blank leaves only. Bound ca. 1991 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1905 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine copy. 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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        De Profundis

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, NY 1905 - "Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish writer and poet who distinguished himself as a leader of London's school of aesthetics in the late nineteenth century. He became famous for his long hair, flamboyant dress, green carnations and colorful, biting wit. His successful novels, social comedies, poetry and letters reflected his belief in the supremacy of art. In 1895, Wilde was convicted of gross indecency in a legal suit from the father of his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. He was imprisoned for two years, serving hard labor, during which time he wrote 'De Profundis': a letter to Douglas discussing their relationship and the spiritual journey that Wilde had undergone in prison. The eighty page manuscript begins by examining Lord Alfred's behavior and negative influence on Wilde during their three-year relationship; the second part of the letter describes the harsh conditions of prison and the physical and emotional toll it took on the writer. He finishes the letter with a Christian analogy of himself as a symbol of art and truth." [Pub. Info] Wilde's apologia pro vita sua. There is some fading on the spine but writing is still clear. 1ST US EDITION, 2ND PRINTING. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        O kommunizme [In Cyrillic.]

      Odessa: Burevestnik, 1905 - Octavo. Original paper wrappers printed in blue with green floral decoration, wire-stitched. With the glassine jacket. Extremities lightly rubbed with a few small tears and nicks, contents browned, a faint stain to lower margin of front wrapper and title leaf, overall a very good copy. Ownership signature to front wrapper, unobtrusive library stamps to front wrapper recto and verso and title page. Second 'Burevestnik' edition, an early Russian edition of The Communist Manifesto, first published in German in 1848, and in Russian in 1869 under the more common title 'Manifest Kommunisticheskoi Partii'. OCLC locates just six copies (all in Europe bar one, in the National Library of Israel). The Manifesto is preceded by Plekhanov's lengthy introduction of 1900 (partially censored) which gives a detailed insight into the Marxist theory of class war and the tyranny of the proletariat, moving on to a thorough analysis of the historical origins of Marxist theory. A key feature of the preface is the refutation of critics of the manifesto, and propounders of Marxist theory, such as Bernstein, Sombart and Vandervelde. Also present are the prefaces to the 1872, 1883 and 1890 editions, translated and edited by G. Plekhanov. Andreas 430.

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        Het werk van Jan en Casper Luyken

      Amsterdam, Frederik Muller & Co., 1905. Two volumes (29 cm), lxiv, 931 pp. (paged continuously), frontispiece, 56 plates (some folding). Publisher's printed wrappers. - Catalogue raisonné of the graphic oeuvre of the prolific book illustrators Jan (1649-1712) and Caspar (1672-1708) Luyken, father and son (some 4,500 different prints as illustrations for at least 500 different books). The catalogue is based on a vast collection assembled by Christiaan Pieter van Eeghen (1816-1889) and was compiled by his son, Pieter, assisted by the first director of the Amsterdam Rijksprentenkabinet, Johan Philip van der Kellen. ¶ Several plates slightly affected by foxing. Collector's discreet blind stamp on upper covers; otherwise a fine copy with no other marks of ownership.

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        Le Crépuscule des Dieux. (With 26 original etchings by Richard Ranft).

      Paris, Le Livre Contemporain, 1905. 27 x 20 cm. Richly decorated brown polished full morocco with slipcase. Gilt spine with five ribs. Covers with six gilt frames of straight lines alternating with dotted lines and ornate corners. Marbled endpapers with gilt line decorations on the edges and sides. Uncut, yet all edges gilt (Weckesser et ses fils). (4), 264 p. Printed in 119 numbered copies. In excellent condition.l This copy was printed for the illustrator and enriched with four original watercolors (including a rejected sketch for the cover), three letters of the writer to the embellisher Ranft and one from the professor of medicine S. Baudry, who was very enthusiastic about this book.A book that is absolutely Right: an exquisite early bibliophile edition, printed in a low number and illustrated with splendid color etchings, gorgeously bound by one of the most prominent binders. Moreover, the copy of the illustrator, festively enhanced with watercolors and author's correspondence!

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        William Caxton

      Chicago: (Lakeside Press), 1905. Quarto. 118pp. One of 252 copies printed for the Caxton Club by the Lakeside Press. This copy contains a leaf from Caxton's first edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, but it is not one of the148 copies originally issued with the leaf in an envelope at the rear, and a limitation page. Illustrated with 26 collotype plates, which further demonstrate the breadth of Caxton's technique. Housed in a plastic sheet, the leaf is inserted at the rear, bearing the text of "The Tale of Melibius." A fine sample of Caxton's printing, which shows several small marginal repairs. In publisher's binding of gray-green boards backed in red cloth, paper label on spine. Lower rear corner a trifle bumped, else a fine, bright copy with very clean text. Booklabel and bookplate on front paste-down. Housed in a contemporary blue cloth slipcase. (BCC #9; Chalmers 11).

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        Die Blendung. Roman. Gesammelte Werke in 10 Bänden - Band 1

      511 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen Sehr rares, numeriertes Exemplar aus einer limitierten Edition, mit der Signatur des Autors auf dem Vorsatz. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 81 der kleinen Vorzugsausgabe. Absolut neuwertig - noch im Original-Verlagspapier eingeschlagen. Elias Canetti (* 25. Juli 1905 in Russe, Bulgarien - + 14. August 1994 in Zürich) war ein berühmter Schriftsteller und Aphoristiker deutscher Sprache und erhielt 1981 den Literatur-Nobelpreis. "Der weltweite Ruhm dieses erstaunlichen Romans eines Sechsundzwanzigjährigen kam, durch die politischen Ereignisse verzögert, erst spät obwohl das Buch von Thomas Mann, Hermann Broch, Hermann Hesse und anderen in seiner Bedeutung sogleich erkannt und enthusiastisch begrüßt worden war. Heute, mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert seit seinem ersten Erscheinen (1935), steht fest, daß Die Blendung zu den großen Büchern der europäischen Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts gehört."

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        Kate Greenaway.

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1905. 4to, xix, [1], 300, [1], [3, blank] pp. Color frontispiece and fifty-three color plates after Kate Greenaway, with descriptive tissue guards, and numerous black and white illustrations, including thirty-four halftone plates. Original white cloth over beveled boards with front cover and backstrip lettered in gilt and decoratively stamped in blind in a geometric and floral design. Top edge gilt. Color pictorial endpapers. Cloth with slight soiling as always, a very good copy. Edition de Luxe, #39 of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies signed twice by the artist’s brother, John Greenaway. All 500 copies of the Edition de Luxe have original Kate Greenaway artwork bound in. This copy has an original circular pencil sketch depicting a woman pulling a cart with two children in it. “Containing upwards of 80 full page illustrations, 53 of which are reproduced in facsimile from original watercolor drawings by Kate Greenaway. There are also numerous thumb nail sketches with pen and pencil throughout the text, many of them from letters to Ruskin. Few of the illustrations have ever been published before. The Edition de Luxe is limited to 500 copies … each copy being signed by Mr. John Greenaway and numbered. It contains the earliest impressions of the illustrations, and the letterpress is printed on handmade paper. Bound in white vellum cloth, gilt top.… Each of these copies contains an original pencil sketch by Kate Greenaway.” (Publisher’s Prospectus). Schuster & Engen 226. Thomson 400.

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        Géographie de l'Empire de Chine (Cours Inférieur)

      Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique à l'orphelinat de T'ou-Sé-Wè - Chang-Hai, 1905. INTERLINGUE 0,42 Volume dei primi del XX secolo in stato discreto, coperta in mezzapelle con angoli, dorso in pelle con righe e caratteri incisi in oro, punte in tessuto, piatti in cartone rigido, mancante il rivestimento del piatto inferiore, staccato quello del'anteriore, alcuni segni del tempo, legatura appena allentata, fioritura sparsa, tagli poco bruniti, pagine in buono stato. Magnifica vignetta su frontespizio. XV tavole, fuori formato ben piegate, con cartine. Altre cartine fuori testo. Su controguardia incollata tasca in tessuto contenente una cartina ben piegata. Lingue: Francese, Cinese. USATO

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        The Holy Office.

      [Pola: late 1904 or early 1905] - Broadside printed on white wove paper, watermark of a spread eagle, 96 lines in two columns signed in type "James A. Joyce" at the bottom of the second column. Light vertical and horizontal creasing, a couple of spots of light foxing. In excellent condition. First printing. Together with a copy of a letter to Joyce from Thomas Koehler (sometimes Keller) of Dublin – a friend from his Dublin years – telling Joyce that he still has in his possession "a copy of The Holy Office put into my letter box long ago". Koehler adopted the spelling Keller at some point in his life although his family persisted in the original spelling after his death. He had met Joyce in the years preceding his departure for Europe in 1904. The two had become close friends and when Joyce had the Holy Office distributed he specifically directed that copies be given to Keller. Stanislaus reports this copy to be the first one he delivered. The publication date of this printing is not clearly established and the pencil date on this copy is mentioned by Slocum in the bibliography. Slocum notes that an earlier edition was reputed to have been printed in Dublin in the summer of 1904, though none are known to have survived. When the printer asked Joyce to pay for and collect the broadsheets he did not have the funds that month to do so. After receiving an "insolent" letter from the printers, Joyce later had it printed in Pola at his own expense. "Since no copies of the Dublin printing. seem to have survived, the Pola printing may be considered the first edition". Keller became manager of the printing firm Hely's where Leopold Bloom would once have worked. Slocum and Cahoon A2.

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        THEODOSIANI LIBRI XVI CUM CONSTITUTIONIBUS SIRMONDIANIS ET LEGES NOVELLAE AD THEODOSIANUM PERTINENTES vol.II

      Apud Weidmannos, 1905. LATINO 0,74 219 pagine di testo più 109 di introduzione, rilegatura in mezza pergamena, con piatti neri usurati ai bordi e con abrasioni, dorso usurato, con strappi, molte mancanze e titoli ormai quasi illegibili, pagine leggermente brunite, con lieve fioritura e con alcune sottolineature, bordi non rifilati USATO

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        La Vita Nova

      Casa Editrice Dottor Francesco Vallardi - Milano, MILANO 1905 - Biblioteca di classici italiani annotati ITALIANO Volume dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, volume diviso in due blocchi separati, coperta in cartoncino, su piatto anteriore firma d'appartenenza, vari segni del tempo, legatura allentata, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine in buono stato, ultime pagine con punta superiore piegata. Su frontespzio data scritta a penna. Fa parte della collana Biblioteca di classici italiani annotati.

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        Deutschlands Obstsorten. 60 Apfelsorten. 59 Birnensorten

      (Stuttgart, O. J., (ca. 1905). - 4°. Mit zahlr. s/w Abbildungen, Text und zs. 119 chromolith. Tafeln. Hln., nachgebunden. Guter Zustand! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Scarlet Pimpernel. FIRST EDITION.

      Greening & Co. 1905 Half title. Orig. blue cloth; sl. dulled, extremities a little rubbed, sl. scuff marks to lower leading hinge. Lacking leading f.e.p. A good-plus copy of a scarce item.Scarce in commerce. Baroness Orczy's vastly popular tale of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy Blakeney. He rescues, in daring fashion, victims of the French Revolutionary Terror who are sentenced to death by Guilliotine. The novel was preceded by the play by Orczy of the same title first performed in Nottingham in 1903 and which achieved popular success after its introduction to London's West End in 1905.

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        AMONG THE CRANKS ..

      London: Jarrold & Sons, n.d. [1905].. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-xi [xii] [13] 14-231 [232: ads], four inserted plates with illustrations by J. E. Gran, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind. First edition. Dark fantastic and criminous tales told by male and female inmates of an asylum for the insane. Stories anticipating the macabre tales of Tod Robbins, L. P. Harley, and W. F. Harvey. Hubin (1994), p. 351. Not in Locke, Spectrum I-III. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978); Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. A very good copy. A very scarce book. (#153427)

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        Collection of Upton Sinclair correspondence and related material.

      1905-47. A collection of Upton Sinclair's correspondence (50 items), mainly with William McDevitt of San Francisco. Many items signed by Sinclair. McDevitt was a bookseller and author, involved in the socialist movement in the Bay Area (finding aid to the McDevitt papers, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley). Mostly business correspondence, most of the letters are brief inquiries about the purchase and marketing of Sinclair's works. However, a number of the letters provide insight into Sinclair's and McDevitt's shared socialist ideology. A few of the letters, 1933-4, refer to Sinclair's unsuccessful run for governor of California on the Democratic ticket. Sinclair, however, ran on his "End Poverty in California" (EPIC) platform, basically a socialist program. Other writers referred to in the letters include Amborse Bierce, George Sterling, Jack London, and Tom Mooney. Of note are two letters from Edge Moor, Delaware (1910-11), when Sinclair was involved in the founding of Arden, Delaware, a community based on Henry George's concept of a single tax (see Delaware: A Guide to the First State (New York: The Viding Press, 1938), 167-75). Also included are an undated letter from McDevitt to "My Dear Students" and an invoice, dated August 25 1938, to McDevitt's book store. This collection also includes four of McDevitt's booklets: "When Coxey's Army Marcht on Washington," written with Carl Brown (1944); "Jack London' First" (1946); "Jack London as Poet and Platform Man" (1947); and "Ambrose Bierce on Richard Realf (1948). With advertising broadsides for Sinclair's books on sale at McDevitt's store, a lecture by McDevitt on "Rockefeller and Revolution," books on "the social question," and a debate on Prohibition. Some items chipped at edges. Booklets lightly tanned, mainly at edges of text.

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        THE SUNLESS CITY WITH AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF [in Greek] HOI-PITHEKOEIDEIS-MESES-TES-GAIES-OIKETAI ... FROM THE PAPERS AND DIARIES OF THE LATE JOSIAH FLINTABBATEY FLONATIN, ESQ

      London: F. V. White & Co. Ltd., 1905.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 1-308, original green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Novel, with more than a hint of satire, about an underground lost race, reached by a species of submarine and an apparently bottomless lake in the Rocky Mountains." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 162. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 837. Bleiler (1978), p. 145. Reginald 10481. Several small stains to cloth, endpapers foxed and a bit stained at top edges of paste-downs, 35x115 mm rectangular piece clipped from top edge of front free endpaper, else a very good copy. An uncommon book seldom found in nice condition. (#149487)

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        Das Haüs des Bürgers. I. Projekt 1. II. Projekt 2. III. Projekt 3. IV. Projekt 4. V. Projekt 5

      1905. Jochem. 5 vols., 6, 3, 4, 4, 4 pp. introductions prefacing a presentation of 54 plates showing designs for five residences which are excellent examples of the architectural applications of the Jugendstil style, including elevations, cross-sections, floor plans, and interior views of fine rooms decorated in the same style. Minor darkening and age spotting on a couple of pages. Square 8vo. Wrpps. All vols. housed in boards portfolio, cover slightly faded, some wear along spine and edges. Stuttgart (Julius Hoffmann) 1905. As of October 2017, WorldCat locates only four copies of this work in North America. Friedrich Wilhelm Jochem (1881-1945) worked primarily in the Jugendstil style and was one of Joseph Maria Olbrich's notable students.

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        [Jugendstil Classic- Preissig] Byl Jeden Domecek

      Prague: Dedictvi Komenskeho, [1905]. First edition. Bound in the original scarce pictorial card wrappers (gray/beige with light blue design by Preissig. Twelve superb full-page color zincographs by Preissig, the renowned Czech typographer, printmaker, designer, illustrator and teacher. Very rare first edition, seldom found in the wrappers, of the famous Czech children's book. The little text portrays the transience of being on the bottom of a somewhat morbid food chain: from which the cat eats, to oxen, which serve men for a feast, which are finally buried. Alfred Langer writes to the Jugendstil artist Vojtech Preissig: "According to his motto of the" full-blooded bookgraphist, " he demanded a synthesis of craftsmanship and art. The harmony of writing and book decoration was regarded as the most desirable goal. "(Langer, Jugendstil und Buchkunst, p. 175). Near fine with minimal corner wear.

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        A Little Book of Book-Plates.

      1905 - ONE OF 100 COPIES, this copy out of series, tipped in frontispiece of Guthrie's design for Pickford Waller (this slightly spotted), designs printed to rectos in various colours, [unpaginated], foolscap 8vo, original wrappers with label to front carrying a Guthrie design printed in green, roughtrimmed edges a little toned, a few tiny spots at head of rear free endpaper, very good. With a signed inscription to the half-title, 'from James Guthrie, Dec. 2 '11'. Laid in are a couple of further bookplate designs: one by Guthrie and carrying the initials 'E.F' as part of its design - possibly that of Guthrie's close friend Eleanor Farjeon, who joined his circle through their mutual association with Edward Thomas; the other that of artist William Grimmond, designer for the King Penguins series amongst others, with a Thoth design that is not by Guthrie (probably self-executed) - and given that fact a more likely indicator of ownership than the other.

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