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        THE NOVELS OF THE SISTERS BRONTË. Jane Eyre; Shirley; The Professor; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Agnes Grey; Villette

      London: J.M. Dent & Company/New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. 1905-1913. . 6 works in 10 vols. 60 cold. plates by Edmund Dulac. Some sporadic light spotting, new e.ps., rebound in calf backed marbled boards, raised bands blind motifs and gilt lettering to very lightly faded spines. Additional postage may be necessary. US$560

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards Bookshop]
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        ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS

      The Century Co. 1905 Wear to extremities. Corners slightly bumped; Decorative green boards with pictorial decoration in gilt, light green, blue and white of a italian garden. Tissue guarded color plates by Maxfield Parrish ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 270 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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        OUTDOOR PASTIMES OF AN AMERICAN HUNTER

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1905 Front board shows slight fading and spotting ; Top edge gilt. Brown boards with gilt cat head; 8vo; 369 pages

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        (1) Untersuchungen über Bacterien. V. Die Aetiologie der Milzbrand-Krankheit, begründet auf die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Bacillus Anthracis. In Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen; Untersuchungen über Bacterien. VI. Verfahren zur Untersuchung, zum Conserviren und Photographiren der Bacterien.Breslau: J. U. Kern's Verlag (Max Müller), 1876-77. First edition, first printing.

      A very fine copy of "these two papers [which] form the basis of modern bacteriological practice - indeed of the very science itself" (Printing and the Mind of Man).<br/><br/> &#10087; PMM 366a; Norman 1227 & 1228; GM 5167 & 2488. <br/><br/> "The contributions of Koch to the germ theory of disease are of major importance and run parallel with those of Pasteur." Koch received the Nobel Prize for Physiology / Medicine in 1905 for his bacteriological work. <br/><br/> In the first paper, on the etiology of anthrax, Koch verified C. J. Davaine's earlier observation that anthrax was caused by rodlike microorganisms found in the blood of infected sheep, and provided the first rigorous demonstration of the specific association of a particular bacterium with a particular disease. "Koch invented techniques for culturing [anthrax bacteria] in drops of cattle blood or aqueous humor on the warm stage of his microscope, under varied conditions of moisture, temperature and air access. He traced accurately their mode of growth and life cycle, including the phenomena of spore formation and germination, which Davaine neither observed nor suspected. ... Before publishing these observations, Koch sought an interview with Ferdinand Cohn, the famous botanist in Breslau, who in his pioneering Untersuchungen über Bacterien (1872-1876) had stressed the fixity of bacterial species and anticipated the spore-forming properties of Bacillus anthracis. In the spring of 1876 Koch demonstrated his methods and preparations to Cohn and to the pathologist Julius Cohnheim and his assistants. After personally confirming the results, Cohn included Koch's classic report on the etiology of anthrax in the next issue of his journal, <i>Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen</i> [i.e., the first offered paper]. In 1877 the <i>Beiträge</i> contained another paper by Koch, 'Verfahren zur Untersuchung, zum Conserviren und Photographiren der Bacterien' [the second offered paper]. This described techniques for dry-fixing thin films of bacterial culture on glass slides, for staining them with aniline dyes (according to information received from Carl Weigert in Breslau), and for recording their structure by microphotography" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). <br/><br/>. 1st paper in: Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen, vol. 2, zweites heft (1876): pp. 277-310 and 1 plate; 2nd paper in: Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen, vol. 2, drittes heft (1877): pp. pp. 399-434 and 3 plates. Whole volume, pp. [8], 121, [8], 124-310, [5], 312-440 and 16 plates (several colored). 8vo (219 x 144 mm). Sold with vol 1 & 3, the three volumes in uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards. A very fine and completely unrestored set

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        Two years in the Antarctic being a narrative of the British National Expedition

      London: Edward Arnold. 1905. "First edition, 8vo, pp. xix, [1], 312, 16 (ads); folding map printed in 3 colors, 28 photographic illustrations on rectos of 15 plates, plus other illustrations in the text; original pictorial green cloth stamped in black and white on the upper cover, and in gilt on spine; extremities a little rubbed, else very good and sound. & & Spence 67; Rosove 17.A.1. "

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        RIP VAN WINKLE

      London: William Heinemann, 1905. First edition, first impression. Pp. viii, 57, [3]; tipped in colour frontispiece with captioned tissue guard, 50 further tipped-in colour plates (on thick green paper) all with captioned tissue guards (total 51 plates). Original olive green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration. All edges green. Binding with a little general wear and rubbing, spine lightly faded and cloth slightly nicked to the head/tail of the spine of spine. Contents clean and tight, small neat inscription "Emilie Xmas 1905" to the front free endpaper which is minimally spotted, otherwise no foxing - it is very rare to find such a clean copy as most first edition copies are foxed to a greater or lesser degree. A very good first edition, first impression copy with the full complement of plates.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 4to.

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

      London, 1905. First edition. The Beginning of ElectronicsFleming, John Ambrose (1849-1945). 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 volume, 8vo. [66, variously paginated], 580pp. Plates, text illustrations. Later library buckram, very minor rubbing and wear. Book-label and stamps of the Liverpool Athenaeum.First Edition. Fleming?s paper introducing the basic principle of the two-electrode vacuum tube or diode marked the beginning of electronics. Before the development of the transistor the vacuum tube became the first switch used in the earliest electronic computers. Using vacuum tubes as switches, the first general purpose electronic computer, the ENIAC, operated 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. An electrical engineer and physicist who had worked with Thomas Edison's company in London, and a consultant to Guglielmo Marconi, Fleming invented and patented the two-electrode vacuum-tube rectifier, which he called the oscillation valve. This was called a thermionic valve, vacuum diode, kenotron, thermionic tube, or Fleming valve. Fleming' diode was an essential step in the development of radio, In 1906 Lee de Forest introduced a third electrode called the grid into the vacuum tube. The resulting triode could be used both as an amplifier and a switch. In this form the vacuum tube was used in radio receivers and radar until it was superseded by solid state electronics more than 50 years later. The first electronic computer, the ENIAC, used 18,000 vacuum tubes as switches. Vacuum tubes were used in electronic computers until the late 1950s, and they are still manufactured today for specialty analogue Hi-Fi equipment.

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        FATHER TUCK'S ROCKING ANIMALS

      - MOVEABLE. (MECHANICAL ANIMALS) FATHER TUCK'S ROCKING ANIMALS. London et al: Raphael Tuck, no date, circa 1905. Housed in the original pictorial box (9 1/4 x 8") are 10 large chromolithographed animal figures 9" wide by 7 1/2" high. The box has some wear but is sound and in very good condition. The animals are fine with a minor repair to the tiger's ear. The figures are printed with exquisite and detailed chromolithographs. Each has a rounded base with a section that can be moved apart enabling each animal to stand up and rock back and forth. Aside from recreational value, each animal has educational value as well including its Latin name and an informative paragraph about its characteristics. Includes: Cat, Dog, Horse, Tiger, Cow, Donkey, Sheep, Elephant, Camel and Lion. Really a great item.

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        FATHER TUCK&#39;S ROCKING ANIMALS

      1905. 1. MOVEABLE. (MECHANICAL ANIMALS) FATHER TUCK&#39;S ROCKING ANIMALS. London et al: Raphael Tuck, no date, circa 1905. Housed in the original pictorial box (9 1/4 x 8") are 10 large chromolithographed animal figures 9" wide by 7 1/2" high. The box has some wear but is sound and in very good condition. The animals are fine with a minor repair to the tiger&#39;s ear. The figures are printed with exquisite and detailed chromolithographs. Each has a rounded base with a section that can be moved apart enabling each animal to stand up and rock back and forth. Aside from recreational value, each animal has educational value as well including its Latin name and an informative paragraph about its characteristics. Includes: Cat, Dog, Horse, Tiger, Cow, Donkey, Sheep, Elephant, Camel and Lion. Really a great item.

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        Calendar of the Justiciary Rolls or Proceedings in the Court of the Justiciar of Ireland. Preserved in the Public Records Office of Ireland XXIII to XXXI Years of Edward I (1295-1303). Dublin: Majesty's Stationary Office by Alex Thom, 1905. Pp xii, 611. [WITH] Calendar of the Justiciary Rolls or Proceedings in the Court of the Justiciar of Ireland. Preserved in the Public Records Office of Ireland. Edward 1. Part 2: XXXIII to XXXV Years (1305-1307). London/Dublin: Majesty's Stationary Office by Alex Thom, 1914. Pp xiv, 671. [WITH] Calendar of the Justiciary Rolls or Proceedings in the Court of the Justiciar of Ireland 1 To VII Years of Edward 11 (1308-1314). Printed under the Direction of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records by Herbert W

      1905 - Three volumes bound in original dark navy buckram, emblem of 'His Majesty's Stationary Office' embosses on upper & lower covers of first two volumes, with emblem of Harp on third volume. A very good to fine set. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB]
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        Asian Carpets: XVI. and XVII. Century Designs from the Jaipur Palaces

      W. Griggs, London 1905 - Folio. [4], 20pp (text), CL leaves (plates). Original 3/4 black morocco over burgundy cloth with gold lettering on spine. Marbled endpapers. Additional decorative title page. In the present work there are one hundred and fifty plates, arranged in six parts, each containing 25 plates. In addition are an old map and several reproductions of title pages and illuminated borders from Persian books, one of which, a 16th century Persian design, is used for the enrichment of the pages of the text . The first four parts of the work are devoted to the Jaipur carpets. The fifth is reserved for the famous Ardebil carpet, which is now one of the glories of the Indian Museum; and the last part contains, in addition to Persian carpets, a few from Turkey, which have been included to illustrate some of the main differences in design and workmanship between them and the Persian examples ." (p. 15). There are 7 b/w descriptive key plates which explain the design and the identity of carpet style. As indicated at verso of title, many of these patterns were taken from the original carpets by draughtsmen at Jaipur, with the permission of H. H. Maharaja Sewai Madho Singh, under the supervision of Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob, for many years Sup. Engineer at Jaipur. All plates but one (plate CI, which is a collotype) are chromolithographs. The striking chromolithographs are by W. Griggs, chromo-lithographer to the King. Plate size: 19" x 14"; Image size: 17 3/4" x 12 1/2". Joints rubbed with slight abrasion to morocco. Covers slightly darkened. Inner hinges reinforced by professional tape. Minor abrasion on inside of back cover due to removal of previous owner's bookplate. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Norroena : Anglo-Saxon Classics #74 of 350 Copies Limited Edition 15 Volume Leatherbound Set

      Norroena Society. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1905. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. 15 volume leatherbound set. #74 of 350 copies. Imperial Edition. 1905. Multi colored bindings. Gold gilt design on covers and spine. Some of the volumes have chipping to tops of spine. Volume 13 has a blemish on the spine, with loss of leather. Very Good Minus condition overall. Marbled endpapers. Owners bookplates on endpapers. This item exceeds standard weight & will require extra postage. Please inquire. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Lektsii o rabotie glavnikh pishtshevaritelnikh zhelyos.St. Petersburg: I. N. Kushnereff & Ko., 1897. First edition.

      A fine copy, in contemporary Russian binding, of this famous work on digestive juices by the demonstrator of the 'conditioned reflex'. <br/><br/> &#10087;PMM 385; Grolier/Horblit 83; Dibner 135; Grolier/Medicine 85; Lilly Library <i>Notable Medical Books</i> 241.<br/><br/> "Mouth-watering is a familiar experience and may be induced without the sight or smell of food. The sounds of a table being laid for lunch in another room may induce salivation in man, and the rattle of a dish in which its food is usually served will cause similar reaction in a dog. <br/><br/> "By detailed analysis of such facts as these Pavlov made great contributions to our knowledge of the physiology of digestion in a series of lectures delivered in St Petersburg and published in the following year [i.e., the offered work]. In the course of these lectures he described the artificial stomach for dogs used by him to produce for the first time gastric juices uncontaminated by food. Further experiments led him to the conclusion that salivation and the flow of gastric juice ensuing upon the sight or smell of food was due to a reflex process. This simple form of reaction he called first a 'psychic', later an 'unconditioned', reflex. Reflex action was familiar to physiologists, but it had never been invoked to explain such a complicated process. <br/><br/> "Pavlov now set himself to discover the far more complicated process involved in the evocation of gastric responses to stimuli other than food, for example the rattle of a familiar platter. This was in the nature of an acquired stimulus and as reflex action was induced by a particular condition or set of conditions he called it a 'conditioned' reflex. From a series of experiments increasingly detailed, and a tabulation of results increasingly exact, he found that virtually any natural phenomenon may be developed into a conditioned stimulus to produce the selected response - 'The Activity of the Digestive Glands'. All that was necessary was to submit the animal to the selected stimulus at feeding time and the stimulus would eventually cause salivation in the absence of food. <br/><br/> "The elaboration of these experiments and their extension to children demonstrated how great a proportion of human behaviour is explicable as a series of conditioned reflexes. Indeed some psychologists seem nowadays to believe that behaviour is all. Pavlov's results are, indeed, clearly complementary to those of Freud and many regard them as of more fundamental significance. Like Freaud's, this was the work of one man and a completely new departure. Pavlov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1905." (Printing and the Mind of Man).. 8vo (180 x 128 mm), pp. [vi], ii, 223, [1], contemporary Russian black half morocco with gilt spine lettering in cyrillic, light wear to corners. A very fine copy in it's original state

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie

      Leipzig: Barth. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, RARE JOURNAL ISSUE of Einstein&#39;s General Theory of Relativity. PMM 408. Einstein&#39;s General Theory of Relativity is a continuation and dramatic expansion of some of the ground-breaking ideas set forth in his 1905 paper on special relativity. Specifically, with general relativity, Einstein applied his revolutionary conceptions of time, space, and matter to all of the universe, and providing, for the first time the definitive reinterpretation of the Newtonian model. "Whereas Special Relativity had brought under one set of laws the electromagnetic world of Maxwell and Newtonian mechanics as far as they applied to bodies in uniform relative motion, the General Theory did the same thing for bodies with the accelerated relative motion epitomized in the acceleration of gravity. But first it had been necessary for Einstein to develop the true nature of gravity from his principle of equivalence ... Basically, he proposed that gravity was a function of matter itself and that its effects were transmitted between contiguous portions of space-time ... Where matter exists, so does energy; the greater the mass of matter involved, the greater the effect of the energy which can be transmitted. In addition, gravity affected light ... exactly as it affected material particles. Thus the universe which Newton had seen, and for which he had constructed his apparently impeccable mechanical laws, was not the real universe ... Einstein&#39;s paper gave not only a corrected picture of the universe but also a fresh set of mathematical laws by which its details could be described" (R.W. Clark, Einstein). IN: Annalen der Physik, Vol. 49, pp.769-822. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter calf. Faded institutional stamp on volume title, some scuffing and wear to contemporary binding. Einstein paper (and all text) fine. Rare in journal form.

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        BOADICEA. A Comic Opera

      (n. p.). [1905].. 11" x 8-1/2". Unpaginated, though each Act&#39;s section is foliated. ~ 56 leaves.. Black flexible pebbled leather binding with gilt title lettering stamped to front panel and spine. Marbled paper eps.. Sunning to spine and a note to preliminary blank giving the date it. was finished, "Feb. 1905" as well as a note: "Collaboration began. with Charles Barnard - who stepped out early in the first stages of. construction." A VG+ copy.. Offered with 12 other deMille play typescripts [IDs 34217 - 34229]; the price is for all 13 volumes.

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        Professor Unrat oder Das Ende eines Tyrannen. Roman.

      2 Bll., 279 S., 2 Bll. (Verlagsanzeigen). Hldr d. Zeit m. goldgeprägtem Rückenschild u. marmoriertem Schnitt. Erste Ausgabe.- WG. 14.- Deckel leicht lichtrandig.

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        THE IDYLLS AND EPIGRAMS OF THEOCRITUS BION AND MOSCHUS IN THREE VOLUMES

      Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1905. Fine. A deluxe edition printed on Japan vellum limited to 447 copies, this copy of only a few with original watercolors throughout Three volumes. lix, 195p; xxv, 229p; xv, 248p. The idylls are printed in English on the rectos and in Greek on the facing versos. There are six full-page plates, four hand-colored. Each Idyll has a watercolor initial, and most have a miniature watercolor as head-piece and with another on the opposite page. The watercolors are quite beautiful in full color highlighted in gilt and signed "E M W&#39;. Edited by Henry Aiken Metcalf with an introduction by William Carnston Lawton. Bound by the Harcourt Bindery in full red crushed morocco, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and with ornaments of gilt flowers and vines in uneven panels, the flowers with petals of tan onlays, the covers with double gilt fillet rules and corner ornaments of green onlaid flower petals, the doblures are of blue morocco with extensive designs of flowers and trailing vines with onlaid flower petals in red, white and green, watered silk flyleaves All quite opulent

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        The Novels of George Eliot]. BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN PERIOD BINDING

      Blackwood Edinburgh n.d. c 1905 - 8 vols., in 7, 8vo., on laid paper, some very light and occasional spotting; attractively bound in contemporary red half roan, marbled sides, backs with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a floral spray, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, a very good, bright, sound set. This set is complete with all half-titles. Each front free endpaper bears a neat contemporary inscription dated 1908. The set comprises Vol. I: Adam Bede; Vol. II: The Mill on the Floss; Vol. III: Silas Marner and Scenes of Clerical Life; Vol. IV: Felix Holt; Vol. VI: Romola; Vol. VII: Middlemarch; Vol. VIII: Daniel Deronda. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [The Novels of George Eliot]. BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN PERIOD BINDING

      Blackwood, Edinburgh, n.d. [c.1905]. 8 vols., in 7, 8vo., on laid paper, some very light and occasional spotting; attractively bound in contemporary red half roan, marbled sides, backs with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a floral spray, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, a very good, bright, sound set. This set is complete with all half-titles. Each front free endpaper bears a neat contemporary inscription dated 1908. The set comprises Vol. I: Adam Bede; Vol. II: The Mill on the Floss; Vol. III: Silas Marner and Scenes of Clerical Life; Vol. IV: Felix Holt; Vol. VI: Romola; Vol. VII: Middlemarch; Vol. VIII: Daniel Deronda. . Catalogs: literature.

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        War of the Classes

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905 First edition, first printing. One of only 2,530 copies. Original publisher&#39;s maroon cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A bright copy with very light rubbing at extremities, a few light scuffs to front board, a small and rather faint ink number to upper spine and front endpaper, else a very good to near fine and tight copy, free of any repairs. Much nicer than usual.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        The Dog Book: A Popular History of the Dog, with Practical Information as to Care and Management . .. and Descriptions of All the Important Breeds

      New York: Doubleday, Page, 1905-[August] 1906. (DOGS) First edition, bound up from the original parts. Tall 8vo. Illustrated from photographs. xvi, viii, 1-386; 387-746 pp. Bound in three quarter blue morocco and marbled boards, gilt stamped dog in four compartments on spine, t.e.g., by Stikeman, preserving the original green printed wrappers with pictorial onlays to each part. Small amount wear at head of volume one, else fine. Bookplate of Winthrop Cowdin and St. Paul&#39;s School, unobtrusive small blindstamp on title page. Jones, Bibliography of the Dog, 274 . A standard and well illustrated work

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        Figurenstudien. 19 (4 sign.) Bll., zahlr. Einzelstudien in schwarzer Kreide und R&#154;tel, tls. recto und verso, meist m&#138;nnl. Akte

      um 1905 - 27,5:28,5 bis 34,5:57 cm

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        Feldmarschall Johannes Fürst von Liechtenstein. Eine Biographie. Wien, Seidel & Sohn, 1905. IX, 273 S. Mit 1 Frontispiz, 1 Radierung v. J. Kager, 31 Heliogravüren, 15 Abb., 3 Faks., 6 gefalt. Karten und 1 mehrf. gefalt. Karte in Deckellasche. 4°. OLwd. m. Goldschn., goldgepr. Wappensupralibros u. etw. RVerg. (fleckig).

      Dahlmann/W. 10063.- Hrsg. v. d. Gesellschaft für neuere Geschichte Österreichs.- Zwei handschriftliche Besitzvermerke auf Vorsatz: 'Alfred Liechtenstein von Großonkel Franz Weihnachten 1918' und 'von Alfi bekommen Nachlass 1936 Emanuel Liechtenstein'.- Vereinzelt minimal fingerfleckig.

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        Some Essays and Passages

      Dun Emer Press, Dundrum, 1905 - One of 200 copies Extreme upper edges of covers a little browned and front and rear end-papers also browned, otherwise an exceptionally nice copy [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Men of Affairs

      The Evening Mail, NY - This is a vanity cartoon book (also known as the 'As-We-See-'Em' books) which includes a number of interesting people. There is no title page and no text; only about 200 plates of caricatures by one or another of the artists, who were the staff cartoonists for this newspaper. Undated but made around 1905. Rebound: was originally bound in soft leather, and the scarred front cover of the original has been applied to the new leather cover. New binding in excellent condition; overall vg-, as there are occasional light marginal stains on the plates. Notables include B.F. Yoakum, H.E. Huntington, and W.K. Vanderbilt (railroad barons), Isaac and Solomon R. Guggenheim (bankers and industrialists; also there is Wm. Guggenheim, apparently a black sheep who travelled a lot), John R. Dos Passos (leaving a trail of books behind him), Henry D. Estabrook (lawyer), Thomas A. Edison, who seems to have wired the celestial bodies together, Chauncey M. Depew (attorney for Vanderbilt's railroad cartel, and from 1899-1911 a US Senator), Spencer Trask (educator), and a quite prescient drawing of Judge Albert B. Fall, who became the 'fall' guy for the Teapot Dome scandal in 1921. He is shown here taking a miner's pick to a thick book of mining law, on behalf of the corporations. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Warblers of New England

      West Newton, MA: privately printed by author, 1905. Second edition. The gilt title on the front cover is little less bright than the other gilt-decorations; a clean very good copy in an attractive original binding.. Pp. (5), 138, errata, 19 full-page plates (13 are hand-colored plates), 57 text-figures. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on the front cover and with a gilt image of a warbler on the front cover, 8vo. This volume was privately published by the author in a limited edition of 500 copies. It is the first detailed study of the warblers of New England. The limitation page in the front-matter states this is no. 125 of the &#39;Souvenir edition.&#39; The first edition of this work was issued in printed wrappers in 1901 in six parts with 13 plates. This 1905 edition is the first to be issued in original cloth with an expanded set of plates. Blind stamp of Appalachian Boston Mountain Club on the front and rear endpaper and on the last page of the index and corner of frontis plate, no other stamps or marks. On the front endpaper there is an ink signature and address of a former owner.

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        The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

      London: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1905. Sextodecimo. Bound in recent brown half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. With colour illustrations by the author. Minor marking to front cover else an attractive copy. First edition, first impression. Charmingly bound.

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        NOVELS OF THE SISTERS BRONTE

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1905. Twelve volumes, complete. "Thornton Edition," edited by Temple Scott. Bound in 3/4 dark red leather over red cloth, with gilt rules, gilt top edges, and gilt lettering and rules on spines, with five raised bands. "1905" on each spine in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontispieces and plates. Binder unknown. Some pages roughly opened, slight edge wear, with joints showing signs of starting to split at the tops of the spines of some volumes, or at least of a certain tenderness. Minor rippling to small area of cloth on two volumes. Light soil. Very tight. Excellent contents. This set presents a very lovely shelf appearance, with the gilt lettering, three gilt dots on each band, and curved gilt rule bordering each compartment. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        MECHETI SAMARKANDA. Vypusk I. GUR-EMIR - LES MOSQUEES DE SAMARCANDE. Fascicule I. GOUR-EMIR (The only published)

      St. Petersbourg [St. Petersburg]: Expedition pour la confection des papiers d&#39;etat [EZGB], 1905 Izdanie Imperatorskoi Arkheologicheskoi Komissii - Publie par la Commission imperiale archeologique. Only one part was published. Drawings ("D&#39;apres nature") by Aleksei Shchusev, Petr Pokryshkin, A. Minenko. Text in Russian and French. Elephant folio (30" x 21-3/4" or 76 x 55 cm) loose sheets as issued. IX pp. text (illustrated), 18 plates (mostly in color); of them 3 folding or double-page. Very Rare oversize copy. Smaller size (folded) copies are also rare but not as much as unfolded. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website. . 1st ed..

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        RUSSKIE PORTRETY ("Russian Portraits of XVIII and XIX Centuries" Volume I) [PORTRAITS RUSSES des XVIIIe et XIXe siecles. Tome I]. First Edition

      St. Petersburg: EZGB, 1905 [St. Petersbourg: Manufacture des Papiers de l&#39;Etat] Published by Grand Duke Nikolay Mikhailovich (1859-1919). Two folio size (13-3/4" x 11") volumes stoutly bound in blue cloth, plates tipped into gummed linen hinges. Volume 1 contains 100 plates in heliogravure and phototype (194 images); Volume 2 contains the explanatory text for the plates in French and Russian. Former scientific institution library copy with minimal markings (small stamp to rear endpaper of each volume). Very Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed.. HB.

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        MONGOLIYA I KAM ("Mongolia and Kam"). Transactions of the Expedition... Both parts. First Edition

      St. Petersburg: The Imperial Geographical Society, 1905-1906 Author: Petr Kuz&#39;mich Kozlov. Text in Russian. 4to cloth bindings. XI, X, 734 pp. in both parts. Frontispiece; illustrations in text and on plates. No maps as usual; in Vol. I one signature missing (along with two plates); else in good condition. Part I. PO MONGOLII... ("Along Mongolia until Borders of Tibet"). 1905. Part 2. KAM I OBRATNY PUT&#39; ("Kam and the Return Way"). 1906. For this book Kozlov received the Golden Medal award. Rare in any condition. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st.. HB.

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        Icones mycologicae ou Iconographie des champignons de France. 600 planches coloriées.

      - Paris, Lhomme, 1905-1910. 3 volumes en feuilles sous 2 chemises et étuis modernes avec pièces de titre en cuir, (6) p. et (566) planches (sans le volume de texte). Ouvrage iconographique de référence aux superbes planches tirées en chromolithographie. Les volumes de planches, 34 manquent sur les 600 annoncées. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Langue : Français

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        A Child&#39;s Garden of Verses [Rare First Edition, First Issue, Fine, Jessie Willcox Smith]

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1905. First edition. Rare First Issue satisying all the points in Nudelman A22: a) MCMV on title-page, b) No Scribner colophon on copyright page, c) insert impression measures 21.8 cm, d) "Charles Scrinber&#39;s Sons" on copyright page measures 3.1 cm vs. 2.6 on later issues, e) cover insert with heavy gilt in sky, and f) "Scribner&#39;s" on spine at very bottom, lower than later issues. Also, top edges gilt (later editions lacking), others untrimmed. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, full-size color cover insert, illustrated endpapers, ilustrated title-page, twelve full-page color plates with captioned tissue guards bound-in, all by Jessie Willcox Smith. Corners slightly rubbed, very small wear to edge of cover insert, though barely visible, one tissue guard torn, else a fine copy of one of Smith&#39;s rarest books to find with all issue points in fine condition.

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        LOUIS WAIN&#39;S ANIMAL SHOW WITH STORIES IN PROSE AND VERSE

      Published by James Clarke & Co., 1905. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Green pictorial paper boards showing two tabby cats and a dog to front, red title to front, black title to spine. B/w animal illustrations throughout, many of cats and dogs. Not paginated. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Much of back strip missing but title can be made out. Boards have a nice, clean appearance. One or two minor margin marks and tiny tears else contents nice. A nice copy of a scarce Wain title. [S]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED (To Fellow Novelist Mrs. Humphry Ward with Superb Literary Content)

      Dorchester, 1905. Hardy, Thomas. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, 4pp, 8vo, on headed stationery of Max Gate, Dorchester, 24 March 1905. Superb literary letter to fellow author Mrs. Humphry Ward (1851-1920), analyzing and praising her recent novel The Marriage of William Ashe (1905). Hardy extensively discusses Ward&#146;s characters, her writing style, and his personal feelings toward her book: "The novel has given me so much pleasure that I am quite unable to write critically about it as I suppose fellow scribblers ought in wisdom to do with one another&#146;s books [...] The part of the book that laid hold of me most tightly was the middle third, the culmination & catastrophe. [...] You have exhibited unexpected dramatic powers. Part Two: Ch XII might be almost bodily transferred to the stage [...] Kitty has, I think, more of my sympathy than you wished her to have. I know somebody like her & so do you..." In Near Fine condition. From the Frederick B. Adams sale, Sotheby&#146;s London 7 November 2001 (lot 524). Printed in the Collected Letters, III, p. 163. . Signed. Original Manuscript. Near Fine.

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        La Mode

      Paris: Charles Quinel , 1905. Fascicle 1. 12 full-page color lithographs of early 20th century ladies fashions. "Printemps & Ete 1905" Spring & Summer wear. With a title-page and 2 plates of hats & hairstyles, the other 10 plates are full length portraits of women in early twentieth century formal gowns and accessories. They are shown against pale gray or brown backgrounds, either in sumptuous interiors or in grand exteriors. The designs were created by "Louis Colas Compositions & Dessins. 74-76 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paris". This is an oversize thin folio in very good condition, but some slight cover soil, and a bite taken out of the bottom corner of the rear board, with the title in large gilt script on the front cover, with 12 large color lithographs on a nice rag paper, with only occasional finger marks to the margin or front edge. 18" high X 12 1/2" wide. A nice set of these 12 really beautiful prints.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Golden Flood

      McClure, Phillips & Co. 1905. Second impression. McClure, Phillips. Red decorated cloth. 199 pp. Sound with a clean, unmarked text block. No markings or tears. Frontis illustration and tissue guard are Fine. ffep removed. Cover gilt partially worn away. A financial mystery. Rare.

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann,, 1905. With Drawings by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, dark green endpapers, all edges stained green. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates with printed tissue guards, vignettes to title page and head and tail pieces in black and white. Neat contemporary gift inscriptions to verso of half title, one tissue guard lightly creased. A lovely copy, bright and fresh. First edition illustrated by Rackham, first impression.

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        Kate Greenaway

      Adam and Charles Black, London 1905 - Limited Edition (Edition de Luxe), Limited to 500 copies, this volume No.66. Signed by John Greenaway and containing an original sketh by Kate Greenaway, with John Greenaway's signature. Off-white embossed boards, lightly marked and a little grubby. Spine slightly age-darkened, with bumping to top and bottom. Marginal bumping to corners. Slight foxing to page edges. Somewhat cocked. Front inner hinge is cracked but holding. Rear inner hinge is cracked but holding. Textblock is starting to crack. Colourful frontispiece showing 'Off to the Village' is loose and frayed at edges. Tissue paper protection intact. Textblock has some minor spotting but is generally clean. 301 pp. 53 coloured illustrations. 90 b/w illustrations. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 2669g. (YBP Ref: 152/3 15) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann,, 1905. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and illustration of Rip Van Winkle to upper board gilt, titles to spine gilt. 51 mounted colour plates by Rackham and captioned tissues bound as issued at the back of the book. Little rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped, fraying to cloth at top spine end, half title page with a little separation from joint, else a very clean and attractive copy. First Rackham edition with a very nice original ink drawing by Rackham on the half title page of Rip Van Winkle and a dwarf, signed at the bottom Arthur Rackham.

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        Genera Avium, 26 parts in slipcase, complete

      Brussels: V. Verteneuil and L. Desmet, 1905-(1914), First edition. All original parts are in near fine to fine condition with no previous ownership marks; the attractive slipcase is in fine condition. Pp. 250+, 43 fine chromolithographic plates - many finished by hand-coloring. All 26 parts have their original printed green wraps. These parts are housed in a green cloth-covered folding portfolio case that inserts into a green cloth-covered hard slipcase with gilt-border decorations on the front and rear boards and with gilt-title on the spine, folio (14 x 11 inches). This work contains contributions by P.L. Sclater, R. Bowdler Sharpe, W.R. Ogilvie-Grant, E. Hartert, C.E. Hellmayr, T. Salvadori, and others. The fine color plates are after paintings by Keulemans, Grönvold and others. Zimmer (p. 695-697) states: "A series of monographs of various groups of birds, prepared by different workers and issued from time to time. The intention was to have the complete series embrace all avian groups." Unfortunately, the death of the editor terminated the project. These 26 parts are all that were published, no overall title page was issued due to Wytsman&#39;s death.

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Charles Raymond Macaulay

      New York, McClure 1905., 1905. First US edition. 8vo. Bound in recent half black calf gilt over black cloth boards. Internally clean, slight browning to page edges. A handsome copy with full page black and white illustrations throughout. This edition precedes the English First edition. Green & Gibson [A29c]

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        HARRY FURNISS'S ANNUAL. 1905. First Year

      Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd. London.,1905. Large 8vo. Illustrated throughout by Harry Furniss. Featuring stories by several popular authors of the day, including Rider Haggard and George Sims. A fine and tight copy in the original colour illustrated paper wraps. Paper a little toned but overall a lovely copy that looks unread. Protected in a green cloth chemise, housed in a green cloth covered slip case with twin tan morocco labels and gilt lettering to the spine. The slip case is a bit rubbed, but generally very good. (Dan Laurence, A bibliography of the works of G. B. Shaw, B33 ) .:

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        The West Indies

      "London, A. And C. Black" "London, A. And C. Black", 1905. 1st Edition. "Description: ix, 270, [2] p. 74 col. Pl. (incl. Front. ) 23 cm. Subjects: West Indies--Description and travel." "Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. "

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        Flies in Amber

      Hutchinson & Co, 1905. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; first edition of a very scarce book; AT TIME OF LISTING SEEMINGLY ONLY ORIGINAL COPY FOR SALE ONLINE IN THE WORLD; green boards have a few scuff marks, front internal hinge cracked but binding firm; 2.5 cm tear to cloth down top of front cover/spine intersection some early pages have a small amount of foxing but later pages are clean (a few pencil notations in a couple of the short stories); &#39;To Donald from the Vicar&#39; on front endpaper; short story collection of George Egerton (real name Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright) an important proto-modernist and radical feminist writer of the late C19th. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Semmelweis' Gesammelte Werke. Herausgegeben und zum Theil aus dem Ungarischen übersetzt von Tiberius von Györy

      Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1905 - Collected writings of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865), one of the great figures of nineteenth century medicine: "His discovery concerning the etiology and prevention of puerperal fever was a brilliant example of fact-finding, meaningful statistical analysis, and keen inductive reasoning. The highly successful prophylactic hand washings made him a pioneer in antisepsis during the pre-bacteriological era in spite of deliberate opposition and uninformed resistance" (DSB). After publication of his landmark work, "Die Aetiologie, der Begriff und die Prophylaxis des Kindbettfiebers" (1861), Semmelweis was ruthlessly attacked by the leading figures in gynaecology. Embittered, Semmelweis died in 1865. It was Pasteur's work that subsequently provided a satisfactory explanation for Semmelweis' empirically based prophylaxis. "An annotated edition, reprinting the texts of Semmelweis's work on puerperal fever as aseptysemia (no. 6275) and on the etiology of puerperal sepsis (no. 6277) as well as other gynaecological papers and articles on Semmelweis by Hebra and Skoda, among others" (Garrison & Morton). From the library of Dr. Ernst Wynder First collected edition. Tall 8vo. Portrait of the author, photographic plate of his tomb in Budapest. vii, 604 pp. Dark green cloth, original wrappers bound in at back, uncut edges. Short split along front joint, else a fine copy. Garrison & Morton 82.1; Osler 3955; Waller 8832; Heirs of Hippocrates 1853 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BIOGRAPHIES DES ARTISTES JAPONAIS DONT LES OEUVRES FIGURENT DANS LA

      1905 - BARBOUTAU, Pierre. BIOGRAPHIES DES ARTISTES JAPONAIS DONT LES OEUVRES FIGURENT DANS LA COLLECTION PIERRE BARBOUTAU, 2 volumes. Amsterdam: R. W. P. de Vries, 1905. Limited edition, no. 19 of 1000 copies. Volume I: Peintures; Volume II: Estampes et Objets d'Art. Folio, quarter green cloth with green and beige floral patterned paper covered boards. 115 monochrome plates, 3 of which are double-page. Some minor wear to edges of boards, corner of Vol. I slightly scraped, heel of spine moderately frayed. Minimal foxing to a few pages at front and rear of each volume. Internally in fine condition.

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