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        Works of Balzac.

      Little Brown, Boston 1905 - A few spine ends are lightly rubbed, but overall a very nice set. Centenary Edition. 34 volumes. Illustrations by Jules Girardet and Maximilienne Guyon, with tissue guards. 8vo, bound in 1/2 deep red morocco over marbled boards; gilt-stamped fruit tree motif along spines and dotted raised bands, marbled endpapers top edge gilt. Boston: Little Brown, 1905. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rip Van Winkle

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1905. - First American Trade Edition in the Original Box[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1905. First American Trade Edition, variant issue. Quarto (9 13/16 x 7 3/8 inches; 249 x 185.). viii, 57, [1 blank], [2]pp. Color frontispiece and fifty color plates mounted with lettered tissue guards.Publishers green cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt on front cover and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. A very fine copy in the original gray cardboard box, pictorially printed in red and black (two box edges renewed).The text for this first American trade edition is identical to the London signed limited edition with the exception of the imprint on page [60] reading "Printed by / Ballantyne & Co. Limited / Tavistock St. London" as opposed to "Printed by / Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. / London & Edinburgh". There are two 'variant' issues of the Doubleday page New York edition. One with the fifty-one plates mounted on stiff green card and the other (this copy) with fifty-one actual plates interspersed throughout the book.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. 70. Gettings p. 176. Hamilton pp. 68. Hudson pp. 57, 167. Hudson, p. 180 (Rackham bookplate). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of Hall Caine Complete 10 volume set

      William Heinemann. Hardcover. A complete set of 10 volumes, initially only available through subscription, this is the Manx Edition, bound with red leather spines featuring the trinacria and complimentary red cloth covers with a gilt signature facsimile to the front. The volumes are also introduced by the renowned Bram Stoker. First editions in this format, the titles included are: Shadow of a Crime, A Son of Hagar, The Deemster, The Bondman, The Scapegoat,Captain Davy's Honeymoon, The Manxman, The Christian, The Eternal City, and The Prodigal Son. In general description, the corners have bumped with light fraying at the points and there is some edge soil from handling. The spines are mildly faded with some light rubbing over the surface and heavy rubbing to the heads. The content is free from internal markings and generally clean, secure in the binding without loose pages. Some other individual notes on volumes: vol 4 - content is lightly and evenly tanned. Vol 5 - front board is scuffed and has a ring mark. Vol 7 + 8 - some light splitting of the leather to the top of the rear hinge and superficial cracking to the internal hinges weakening the front. Vol 10 - split to the top of the front hinge with a partial crack past the endpaper weakening the hinge and loosening the initial few pages at the top of the gathering, rear endpaper has been trimmed out and the hinge is weakened here by partial cracking. . Good. 1905.

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        Ansicht aus der Toskana

      vom Künstler signiert und datiert 1905 sowie mit Ortsbezeichnung "Volterra" -. Landschaftsgemälde mit einer sommerlichen Ansicht aus Volterra in der Toskana mit einer Kirche oder einem Kloster im Hintergrund auf einem Hügel. Öl auf Leinwand, 71 x 77 cm / mit Rahmen 84 x 90 cm. Signiert "Arvid Aae" und datiert "1905" sowie bezeichnet "Volterra", Altersspuren, Originalrahmen. Weitere Infos und Fotos auf Anfrage per Email (oder Sie rufen uns an). Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns für mehr Informationen. Please contact us for more information.

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        THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

      George Newnes, Ltd., 1905., 1905. First edition. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Lightly foxed throughout, else a very good copy, with titles on front cover and spine bright, and a nice square copy. Housed in an attractively decorated clam shell with Sherlock Holmes and his pipe on the front cover with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine. Tastefully done and most suitable for a Sherlock Holmes collector.

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        Signed Pen and Ink Cartoon "Secret Weapon"

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

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        The Golden Pool

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited,, 1905. A Story of a Forgotten Mine. Octavo. Original decoration and titles to upper board in black and cream, titles to spine gilt, patterned endpapers. Folding map at front. The map with repairs at the folds and support where it meets the text block, contents a little shaken, bookseller's stamp to the front pastedown, spine faded tips lightly rubbed. First edition, first impression. With the bookplate of the great mystery collector Adrian Goldstone to the front pastedown. Freeman's scarce first novel.

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        The pilgrimage of the life of man, Englished by John Lydgate, a.d. 1426, from the French of Guillaume de Deguileville, a.d. 1330, 1335. The text edited by F.J. Furnivall . with introduction, notes, glossary and indexes by Katherine B. Loocok.

      London: Nichols and Son, Printed for [members of] The Roxburghe Club. 1905 - 4to, pp. [14], 17, v-lxxvii, xvi, 736, [1]; includes a 17-p. Catalogue of the 142 publications of the Club to date, and an all-time list of the 169 members, 1812-1903; orig. 1/4 brown morocco over purple paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. Some scuffing and rubbing but generally very good. Long allegorical poem on man's spiritual journey from birth to death. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dampf und Elektricität. Die Technik im Anfang des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. 12 zerlegbare, zum Teil bewegliche Modelle. Mit Zeichen-Erklärungen und erläuterndem Text.

      Berlin: W. Herlet, o.J. (ca. 1905).. Tafelband und Textheft; 2 Blätter und Tafeln; 26 S. und 1 Blatt, Tafelband mit farbigem Frontispiz, 1 farbig lithographierten Tafel und 12 farbig lithographierten, zerlegbaren, teilweise beweglichen Modellen auf 8 grauen Kartontafeln; Textheft mit 18 Textillustrationen. Or.Ln. und Or.Kt., Quer-4°. Die farbigen Modelle, die im Textheft ausführlich beschrieben sind, zeigen: Elektrische Vollbahn-Lokomotive, Lokomotive, Dreifach Expansionsmaschine mit Einspritzkondensation, Körtingscher Gasmotor von Gebr. Körting, Gleichstrom-Erzeuger, Accumulator System Tudor, Neuhaus Pulsometer, Riedler-Pumpe, Automobilwagen, Telephon, neuestes Modell, Phonograph und Differential-Seilbogenlampe; die farbig lithographierte Tafel zeigt die 'Farbenerklärung für Materialien'. - Der Tafelband in olivgrünem Leineneinband mit silber- und schwarzgeprägter Jugendstil-Illustration von A.W. und silbergeprägtem Titel sowie grün-weissen Vorsatzlättern mit Jugendstil-Mustern und Titel in Jugendstil-Zierrahmen; das Textheft in dunkelgelbem Original-Umschlag mit Klammerheftung und der wiederholten Deckelillustration in Weinrot. - Komplettes Exemplar dieses interessanten Werkes zu verschiedenen technischen Errungenschaften der Jahrhundertwende in typischer Ausstattung der Zeit. Kanten des Tafelbandes berieben, die Tafeln stellenweise stockfleckig, 1 Modell mit losem beweglichem Teil; Einband des Textheftes fleckig und mit 2 losen Blättern ..

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        Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. 6. Aufl. Neuer Abdruck. 21 Bde. Leipzig & Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1905-1909. Mit zahlr. Textabb. und chromolithogr. Taf. Gr.-8°. OHldr.-Bde. m. Jugendstil-RGoldpräg. (leicht berieben).

      1905. .

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

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

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        Writings [Japan Paper Edition]

      One of Thirty Sets Printed on Japan PaperM???RIM???E, Prosper. The Writings of Prosper M??rim??e. Comprising His Novels, Tales and Letters to an Unknown. With an essay on the genius and achievement of the author by George Saintsbury, M.A. New York: Croscup & Holby Company, 1905.Japan Paper Edition. Limited to thirty numbered copies. Eight octavo volumes (9 x 6 inches; 228 x 152 mm). Etched frontispieces and plates in three states, one on India paper mounted, one on Japan Paper, and one hand-colored. Descriptive tissue guards. Each volume with a watercolor head-piece, initial, and border vignette. With a corrected galley proof sheet (ìProof Corrections as made by Prof. Saintsburyî) tipped in to Carmen.Bound by La Belle Sauvage Bindery in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers elaborately bordered in gilt with fleur-de-lys cornerpieces in onlaid red morocco gilt. Spines in five compartments with four raised bands, gilt-lettered in three compartments, decoratively tooled in gilt in the remaining two compartments with a red morocco onlay in one compartment, gilt board edges and turn-ins, green silk doublures and liners, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine set in an superb binding.Comprising: Carmen, Ars??ne Guillot, Abb?? Aubain. Translated by Emily Mary Waller, the Lady Mary Loyd, and Dr. Edmund Burke Thompson. With illustrations by Gustave Fraipont and S. Arcos. [And:] The Double Mistake, Soul in Purgatory, The Venus of Ille. Translated by William M. Arnold, Olive Edwards Palmer, and Emily Mary Waller. With Illustrations by Gustave Fraipont, A. Bramtot, and J.J. Aranda. [And:] The Chronicle of the Reign of Charles IX. Translated by Prof. George Saintsbury, M.A. With illustrations by Edouard Toudouze. [And:] The Mosaic. Comprising Mateo Falcone, and Other Tales. Translated by Emily Mary Waller and Mary Helena Dey. With illustrations by J. Le Blaut, P. Sinibaldi, Luc Olivier Merson, Myrbach, Ed. de Beaumont, and Lalauze. [And:] Colomba. Translated by the Lady Mary Loyd. With illustrations by Gaston Vuillier. [And:] Letters to an Unknown. Translated by Olive Edwards Palmer. Illustrated with contemporary drawings and portraits. Two volumes. [And:] Last Stories and Translations. Translated by Emily Mary Waller and Louise Paul. With illustrations by A. Robaudi.Prosper M??rim??e (1803-1870), ìFrench dramatist and master of the short story whose worksóromantic in theme but classical in styleówere a renewal of classicism in a romantic age...M??rim??eís short stories, many of which are mysteries, best illustrate his imagination and somber temperament. Spain and Russia were his principal literary sources, and he was the first interpreter of Russian literature in France. Aleksandr Pushkin was his master, especially for his themes of violence and cruelty and the human psychology behind them. In one of MÃ?rimÃ?eís best-known stories, Mateo Falcone (1829), a father kills a son for betraying the family honor. The collection MosaÃ?que (1833) was followed by his most famous novellas: Colomba (1840), the story of a young Corsican girl who forces her brother to commit murder for the sake of a vendetta, and Carmen (1845), in which an unfaithful Gypsy girl is killed by a soldier who loves herî (Merriam-Websterís Encyclopedia of Literature).HBS 65809.$4,000

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

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

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        Deux lettres autographes signees, au Dr. Louis Lemonnier.

      Arcueil, 22 octobre et 2 novembre 1905.. 2 pages in-8 a l'encre rouge et noire et 1 page in-12 (carte-lettre avec adresse au verso). On joint une enveloppe autographe [13 novembre 1905].. Deux belles lettres amicales, apres un pret financier, remerciant un ami havrais. Dans la premiere lettre, apres avoir accuse reception d'une avance de 500 frs, il fait le compte de ce qu'il doit a son ami, avant de donner avec humour des nouvelles de la sante d'un commercant d'Arcueil, victime d'une congestion: "Madame Tornare lui reproche de ne pas savoir tousser profitablement; elle lui explique cela avec details et figures, mais lui, assis dans son comptoir, la regarde de ses bons gros yeux inintelligents qui exprime le regret eprouve a ne pouvoir comprendre un theme aussi simple. - 'Mais regarde-moi donc' lui crie desagreablement Madame Tornare. Et lui, regarde toujours celle qu'il aime, esperant, sans doute, que la lumiere se fera sans son pauvre cerveau. Evidemment, Madame n'est pas satisfaite, et le juge inferieur: - 'Mais regarde-moi donc' Puis sechement, la voix dure: 'Quand on ne sait ni tousser ni regarder, on se tait' Madame Tornare est une Madame Geng amere, sans lettres ni philosophie [...]". - Le 21 novembre suivant, il remercie son "bon vieux" de ce qu'il a fait pour lui: "Vous pouvez envoyer ce qui reste, soit sept cents francs. Retenez, je vous prie, les frais d'envoi d'argent que je desire prendre a ma charge. C'est bien le moins. [ ] Vous etes un bon gros bougre, bien bon et bien aimable. Encore une fois, merci [...]". - Tout comme le Dr Lemonnier, Satie etait d'origine normande. Ne a Honfleur, c'est la qu'il prit ses premieres lecons de musique avant que son pere courtier maritime, devenu veuf, ne vienne s'installer a Paris en 1878. Il s'est installe a Arcueil en 1898, principalement pour des raisons economiques, s'impliquant progressivement dans la vie de la commune, participant a la creation de la societe historique du vieil Arcueil, lancant une association pour ses habitants d'origine normande, animant le patronage laic fonde pour venir en aide aux enfants.

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        Ist die Trägheit eines Körpers von seinem Energieinhalt abhängig?Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1905. First edition.

      A very fine and completely unsophisticated copy, without stamps or any other markings in strictly contemporary cloth binding, Einstein's groundbreaking 1905 paper, the introduction and derivation of the most famous equation in modern physics: <i>E=mc<sup>2</sup></i>. "A few months after first publishing the theory of relativity, Einstein discovered something that particularly intrigued him; the relation between inertial mass and energy. He wrote to Conrad Habicht during the summer of 1905: 'One more consequence of the paper on electrodynamics has also occurred to me. The principle of relativity, in conjunction with Maxwell's equations, requires that mass be a direct measure of the energy contained in a body; light carries mass with it. A noticeable decrease of mass should occur in the case of radium. The argument is amusing and seductive, but for all I know the Lord might be laughing over it and leading me around by the nose'." (Stachel, Einstein's Miraculous Year). Einstein continued to work late into the summer on this "amusing and seductive" problem before proving the mass-energy relationship that would become known throughout the world as the simple and elegant <i>E=mc<sup>2</sup></i>. Received by Annalen der Physik on September 27, Einstein's derivation and proof of his most famous equation was a dramatic contribution to his 'annus mirabilis' of 1905. Weil *10.. In: Annalen der Physik, 4th series, vol. 18, pp. 639-641. The complete volume offered here in contemporary quarter cloth and marbled boards. 8vo (210 x 140 mm), complete with half title pp viii,1084 and 7 plates. This is normally found as ex-library with stamps and often in later binding. A very fine and fresh copy. Scarce in such good condition

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        Tasmanians in the Transvaal War

      Hobart: Etched and printed at "The Examiner" and "Weekly Courier" Offices, Launceston for S.G. Loone. 1905. First edition. Small 4to. [xvi], 536pp, well illustrated including small photographs of each soldier. Original half leather, gilt title and rules, with green ribbed cloth; the corners rubbed. Edges sprinkled red. Stamp of &#39;The Proprietors, The Examiner & Weekly Courier&#39; on front endpaper and half-title. A nice clean copy, now with a mylar wrapper. Very good. .

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

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

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        LOVERS IN LONDON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Signed Pen and Ink Cartoon "Secret Weapon"

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

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

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

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

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

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        DUDLEY TRADESMEN'S TOKENS

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

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

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

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        Calendrier Des Sports 1906 Twelve Aquarelles Inedites De Georges Scott Offert Par La Belle Jardiniere

      G. De Malherbe, Paris 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. Size: Oblong 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        La Troisième jeunesse de Madame Prune.

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

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

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

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        (JAPANESE PRINT BOOK -- MEIJA ERA)

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

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        Automobil

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

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        Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln (12 volumes)

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

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

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

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        Mes modèles. Revue artistique. Recueil inédit d'études d'après nature pour peintres et sculpteurs.

      - Paris, 1905/1906, A. I e II, 8vo grande mezza pelle (dorso un pò liso), pp. nn. ma ogni fascicolo (tre al mese per un totale di 36 per l'anno primo e di 18 per il secondo), è di 16 pp. cadauno completamente ill. da fotografie di nudi integrali, di donne e ragazzine dagli otto ai 30 anni al massimo. I 54 fascicoli :

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

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

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

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

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        Karlsruhe - Geschichte der Stadt und ihrer Verwaltung -,

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

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        NEW VOYAGES TO NORTH-AMERICA

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

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

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

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