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        Loto des 5 Parties du Monde. Race Humaines Productions Vegetales et Animales

      Paris: Saussine Editeurs, Ca. 1905. Paris:: Saussine Editeurs,. Ca. 1905.. Lavishly color illustrated French children's geography and natural history board game, with two of the twelve boards having to do with "Oceanie", and with the recessed images hidden by the tiles printed in color. The boards consist of illustrated maps of each region of the world with illustrations of animals and plants scattered across the maps and along the bottom of each board. The boards each contain 8 numbered tiles, which when lifted, reveal recessed color images of local inhabitants, or flora & fauna printed on the board below. The two Oceanie boards (eastern and western) include the following recessed color images on Board number 11: Javanais, platypus, Race Australienne (aborigine), Orang Outang, Drapeau Australien, Race Malaise, Elevage de Moutons, and Tasmanien. On Board number 12 the recessed color images are: Apterix, Oiseau Lyre, Baleine, Kanguroo, Buffle, Crocodile, Kakatoes, Cocotier. The maps themselves on both boards illustrated with multiple kangaroo, black swan, bird of paradise, Major Mitchell cockatoo, xanthorhoea, dasyure, echidna, wombat, kiwi, and Australiens at the lower right. There is also a thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) with small animal in its mouth (bandicoot), called "Thylacine et peramele" on Board number 12, tile 88. This image of the thylacine also appears on the illustration on the top lid. Board number 7, Amerique du Nord, with illustrations including: the Flat Iron Building ("Maison de 20 etages a New York"), Mer de Bering (with a spouting whale and ship trapped in the ice). The recessed images include an Eskimo, polar bear and Native American ("Peau Rouge"). Board number 8 also illustrated at the right side with three Native Americans standing near teepees ("Peaux Rouges"), cotton, bison, and gold mine. Complete in the original box, with 12 game boards, all 96 of the numbered tiles, as well as a pink cloth pouch, two pressed paper tile holders with purple flower printed interiors, and an additional open weave tile holder with blue felt trim. The game lid illustrated with 5 female figures symbolizing the five regions of the world (including a Native American with multi colored feather headdress), surrounded by images of the world's flora and fauna, and with the inventions of mankind spread at their feet. The illustration at the top lid slightly rubbed, corners of box rubbed. 17 wide x 13 1/2". OCLC: 525862356

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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        Norroena; Anglo Saxon Classics, Embracing the History and Romance of Northern Europe - 15 Volume Set

      Norrcena Society, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Berlin, New York 1905 - This fifteen volume set is numbered 9 of a printing of 350 copies. Private press, printed for members only. Binding remain very tight, boards solid. All volumes have some wear at the corners with boards showing, chipping of spines {upper and lower}. Spine sections are showing more wear then boards. Marbled endpapers sewn to textblocks. Frontispieces of all volumes are hand-tinted with printed protective tissues. All volumes contain numerous black and white engraved illustration plates. Each have printed protective tissues. Volume 15 - 'The Norse Discovery of America' also includes a tri-fold map of Vinland {no tears}. Unfortunately, the set has slight fire damage. Some discoloration bottom front board and hinge of volume 9 - 'The Heimskringla'. Some damage to lower fep of same. Discoloration upper corner of Volume 11, lower and fore-edge front cover of Volume 12. Both Volume 11 - 'The Eddas' and Volume 14 - 'The Arthurian Tales' have repaired spines showing portions of backing material. Interior textblocks have slightly yellowed with age, but very clean and tight in bindings. No ownership or other markings. Very little foxing or shadowing. A very interesting collection of legends, history, and culture. Due to the size and weight of the set, it will require additional shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KATE GREENAWAY

      London: A. & C. Black, 1905.. London: A. & C. Black, 1905.. Small, thick quarto. Cream cloth, ruled in blind, lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Frontis, plates and numerous illustrations, some in color, pictorial endsheets. Cloth darkened at spine and with some overall modest handsoiling, bookplate, a trifle shaken, with inner hinges cracked but sewing sound, some mild tanning at edges of text block, but a good copy. First edition, limited issue. One of five hundred numbered copies, signed by the subject's brother, John Greenaway, and with an original pencil drawing by Kate Greenaway mounted in the prelims and signed by John Greenaway on the mount. In this case, the sketch is a charming vignette of a young mother with babe in arms, with a slightly older bonneted young girl in the foreground and table, chair, basket and toys in the background.

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        Plutarch's Lives & Plutarch’s Morals Complete in Ten Volumes

      U.K: Athenaeum Press. Athenaeum Press, U.K. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. COMPLETE IN TEN VOLUMES. PLEASE EMAIL FOR SHIPPING RATES NET WEIGHT OVER 8.0Kg SO PLEASE NOTE - WILL NOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE UK WITHOUT ADDITIONAL POSTAGE. Undated but Copac shows them as [1905?]. Plutarch’s Lives in 5 volumes - xlii, 414, 422, 452, 570, 618 pages with an index, size 8.5 inches tall by 5.75 inches. Illustrated portrait frontispieces in each volume. Plutarch’s Morals in 5 Volumes - i, 516, xiii, 507, xi, 518, xiv, 508, xiii, 534 with an index. Illustrated portrait frontispieces in each volume. An Introduction By Ralph Waldo Emerson. Books - in Very Good blue boards, bevelled edges and paper labels to the spine Gilt top edges - some marking to the boards, light bumping to the extreme ends of the spine and light sunning to the spine and browning to the labels on the spines, small piece missing to the top of the paper label to Moral’s volume three not affecting the lettering. Contents, some browning to the pastedowns and endpapers, light browning to the title pages otherwise clean and tightly bound. A Rare and Attractive Set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Classics (Latin & Greek); Languages & Linguistics; WBM. Inventory No: 004371.. THIS BOOK IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Eine neue Bestimmung der Moleküldimensionen [A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions]. WITH: Zur Theorie der Brownschen Bewegung [On the Theory of Brownian Motion]

      Leipzig: Barth. Leipzig: Barth. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST APPEARANCE in a journal of Einstein's famous doctoral dissertation: "it has had more widespread practical applications than any other paper Einstein wrote" (Pais). WITH: Einstein's important sequel to his revolutionary paper on Brownian motion, "includes the discussion of rotary Brownian motion" (Pais). "It is not sufficiently realized that Einstein's thesis is one of his most fundamental papers. Histories and biographies invariably refer to 1905 as the miraculous year because of his articles on relativity, the light-quantum, and Brownian motion. In my opinion, the thesis is on a par with the Brownian motion article. In fact, in some--not all--respects, his results on Brownian motion are by-products of his thesis work. This goes a long way toward explaining why the paper on Brownian motion was received by the Annalen der Physik on May 11, 1905, only eleven days after the thesis had been completed. "Three weeks after the thesis was accepted, this same journal received a copy (without dedication) for publication. It was published only after Einstein supplied a brief addendum in January 1906... Quite apart from the fundamental nature of some results obtained in the thesis, there is another reason why this paper is of uncommon interest: it has had more widespread practical applications than any paper Einstein ever wrote" (Pais, Subtle is the Lord). IN: Annalen der Physik, Band 19, pp. 289-306; 371-381. Leipzig: Barth, 1906. Octavo, contemporary German morocco, marbled boards. Whole volume 19 offered (without general title page). Stamp ("Prof. R.W. Pohl / Göttingen) on page 1. Spine faded and a few scuffs to handsome contemporary binding; text and Einstein articles fine.

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        The Pleasures of Life

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1905. London - Macmillan and Co., 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely copy of Lord Avebury's essaysabout the good things in life, in a full calf armorial prize binding. Part I is Two Hundred and Fourteenth Thousand and Part II is One Hundred and Seventy-First Thousand. Two parts in one volume. With a bookbinder's stamp for Relfe Brothers, London, to the verso of thefront free endpaper. John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (30 April 1834 28 May 1913) was a polymath and Liberal Member of Parliament. He was a banker and worked with his family's company, but was also involved with entomology, botany, biology, archaeology and ethnography. He helped establish archaeology as a scientific discipline, and was also influentialin nineteenth-century debates concerning evolutionary theory. Condition: In a full calf armorial prize binding from Maywood, Camberley. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Some spots to the first and last few pages but otherwise bright andclean throughout. Ink inscription to first blank reading: 'Lucy A. Broad, 1907, General Knowledge Prize'. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Die Taubenrassen. Ein ausführliches Handbuch über Zucht, Haltung und Pflege der Tauben.

      Berlin, Verlag Pfenningstorff (1905);. EA; ca 24x16 cm; (16) 727 (1) Seiten mit 281 Textabbildungen, 16 farbigen und 66 schwarzen Tafeln; farbig illustr. Originalleinwandeinband (Einband gering bestoßen und minimal fleckig, Reihentitelblatt [= einseitig bedrucktes Blatt vor dem Titelblatt] als unauffällig Kopie auf gelblichem Papier; sonst gutes Exemplar); EA;. Reihe: Unser Hausgeflügel, zweiter Teil.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        A GAY DOG

      William Heinemann London 1905 - A great copy of a much loved and often much abused book. Gorgeous fresh lithographic printings from 1905 of the brilliant Aldin plates. This is the best copy of this enchanting book I have ever seen, and my 'FINE' grading must be regarded as taking into account the age of this book. No jacket, but a sturdy heave gauge plastic sleeve is currently loosely providing the protection for the unfaded cover boards. The binding is firm, and all the plates are firmly attached. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Booksniffer]
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        History of Osteopathy, and Twentieth-Century Medical Practice

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

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        Fromont Jeune

      Paris - Bibliotheque-Charpentier, 1905. Paris - Bibliotheque-Charpentier, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Fromont jeune et Risler an' is a novel by French author Alphonse Daudet. It is the novel that first made Daudet famous, or as he put it, the dawn of his popularity. Alphonse Daudet (13 May 1840 16 December 1897) was a French novelist. He was the father of Lon Daudet and Lucien Daudet. The novel was crowned by the French Academy with the Jouy Prize, but that was a small part of its success. It was everywhere read and talked of, from the highest to the lowest ranks. In French. Condition: In a half calf binding with cloth boards. Externally, excellent with just some shelfwear and a mark to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound and clean with browning throughout. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Lhasa and Its Mysteries with a Record of the Expedition of 1903-1904. With 200 Illustrations and Maps

      London: John Murray, 1905. London: John Murray, 1905. large 8vo, original decorated grey cloth hardcover, illustrated throughout with maps plans illustrations etc, all plates correct and present as list, 530 pages, covers browned, spine rubbed with a couple of tear to top and bottom with no loss, presentation note to front endpaper, otherwise good and complete. H.. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Normandy

      London - Adam and Charles Black, 1905. London - Adam and Charles Black, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A colourful exploration into the architecture, landscape, and people of Normandy. First edition. Featuring twenty-five coloured plates, with their original captioned tissue guards. Illustrated by Nico Jungman, and written by G. E. Mitton. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine and front board. Externally, generally bright, although withlight sunning and shelfwear to the spine. Cloth is splitting to the rear joint. Both hinges are strained. Internally, firmly bound and bright, with some instances of light foxing. Private library bookplate, and booksellers labelto the front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Story of the Champions of the Round Table.

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905 - Octavo. Original brown boards, illustration to front board and spine in black, red and gilt, titles to spine gilt. Corners rubbed, minor discolouring to boards, bookplate half lifted from pastedown. Illustrated by the author. First Edition, First Printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Japanese Miscellany

      London - Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co Ltd, 1905. London - Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co Ltd, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A collection of Japanese stories and songs by the international writer, Lafcadio Hearn. First edition thus. With numerous illustrations. Previous owner's ink inscription to front free endpaper of Nora C. Behrens, Oct 1906. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear and bumping. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Little Journeys to Homes of Great Scientists

      sp;- East Aurora - The Roycrofters, 1905. sp;- East Aurora - The Roycrofters, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two volumes of Elbert Hubbard's beautiful 'Little Journeys' series. Volume XVI, numbers 1-6 and volume XVII, numbers 1-6, being all volumes from the year 1905. Volume XVI contains Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Humboldt, Herschel and Darwin. Volume XVII contains Haeckel, Linnaeus, Huxley, Tyndall, Wallace and John Fiske. With a frontispiece to each number showing a portrait of the scientist in question, and with the usual lavish decoration typical of the Roycrofters. Including many interesting advertisements for publications, furniture and courses by the Roycrofters. Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he met early success as a travelling salesman with the Larkin soap company. Today Hubbard is mostly known as the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, New York, an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, died aboard the RMS Lusitania, which was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915. Condition: In quarter reverse calf bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with slight bumping. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean. Slight loss to one corner of the front wrap of the Linnaeus number, not affecting text. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        La Case de L'Oncle Tom

      Paris - Librairie Hachette, 1905. Paris - Librairie Hachette, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A French copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin translated from the original English by Louis Enault. Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War, according to Will Kaufman. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In the first year after it was published, 300,000 copies of the book were sold in the United States; one million copies were sold in Great Britain. The book and the plays it inspired helped popularise a number of stereotypes about black people. These include the affectionate, dark-skinned mammy; the pickaninny stereotype of black children; and the Uncle Tom, or dutiful, long-suffering servant faithful to his white master or mistress. In recent years, the negative associations with Uncle Tom's Cabin have, to an extent, overshadowed the historical impact of the book as a vital antislavery tool. Condition: In a quarter calf leather binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Corners are bumped, and boards worn. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Hinges are weak. Pages are browned and age-toned with some staining to the end-papers. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Original Variant Cover Illustration for Collier?s Weekly

      9.25 x 6.5?; framed, matted and glazed; gouache, oil, ink and watercolor and pencil; a different version of this cover, depicting a young boy sledding towards the viewer, was used in Collier?s for February 25, 1905. Signed by the illustrator on a smaller paper mounted at the lower left of the illustration.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        The Antiquary's Books:

      00, 1905. 00, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A uniformly bound selection from The Antiquities Books series With a colour plate to frontispiece to Ancient Painted Glass in England 1170-1500 and with black and white illustrations to all volumes. English Seals is an author's presentation copy with ink inscription dated January 1908 to front free endpaper. First editions. In five volumes. 'Methuen issued a series of volumes dealing with various branches of English Antiquities. . . The series is edited byJ. Charles Cox, LL. D. , F. S. A. , Member of the Royal Archaeological Institute and Corresponding Member of the British Archaeological Association. Each book will be entrusted to an expert in the selected subject, and the publishers are fortunate in having secured the services of distinguished writers. 'With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedown to three volumes and an ink inscription dated 1932 to front free endpaper to one volume. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart with slight wear to extremities with some fading to spines and the very odd mark. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with the occasional mark to pages with odd spotting to some volumes and slight scattered spotting to other volumes, with occasional foxing to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Lace Book

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1905. London - Chapman and Hall, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AA history of lace-making from N. Hudson Moore. %0D%0AWith seventy engravings showing specimens of lace, or its wear in famous portraits. %0D%0AAlso containing borders from Charles E. Cartwright and decorations after Bodoni. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some slight bumping, and some marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Slight loss to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        Chess in Iceland and in Icelandic Literature with Historical Notes on other Table-Games

      The Florentine Typographical Society, Florence 1905 - ix+400 pages with frontispiece, one illustration and diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 3/4") bound in original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Betts: 6-33) First edition. Also published in New York, Stechart, 1915. Includes an account of chess in Iceland (chapters: Polar chess, Chess in the sagas, The story of Frithiof) whence it came from England in the 12th century, and it developed peculiarities in rule and nomenclature which existed until the 19th century. Only part (about on-seventh) of the book concerns chess, the remainder ("Stray notes") deals with the Europeans history of a group of other games: draughts, fox and geese, tables, merelles, or the morris game, etc. Fiske was born on November 11, 1831 in Ellisburg, New York. He attended Cazenovia Seminary, New York and Hamilton college in Clinton, New York. During his sophomore year, he left Hamilton to study Scandinavian languages in Europe, supporting himself as a correspondent for the New York Tribune. He spent his last two years in the Uppsala University in Sweden, also supporting himself by teaching English. In 1852, he returned to the U.S. and took a job as a librarian at the Astor Library in N.Y. During his stay at Astor Library, Fiske began his personal library containing a collection of Icelandic books which would become the largest in America as well as other topics such as Persian texts and philological works. Fiske, an avid chess player, was approached by Hardman Phillips Montgomery, a former postmaster of Philadelphia, about staging a contest between the three best chess players in the U. S. Fiske liked the idea, but not known for thinking small and quite aware of the importance of the London International Tournament in 1851, he proposed instead a National Tournament at which players from all over the country could meet and test themselves, but also at which the leading chess players could establish an organization to promote and encourage chess in America as well as establish standard rules of play. And so through Fiske the 1st American Chess Congress was conceived. Through the Congress, he met and became a close friend to the chess prodigy, Paul Morphy. Afterwards he wrote what most chess scholars consider one of the finest tournament books, the Book of the American Chess Congress. For the next few years, he edited the American Chess Monthly, with Paul Morphy listed as nominal co-editor. When Fiske failed to receive an expected promotion at the Astor Library in 1859, he resigned and took a position as secretary of the American Geographical Society where he remained until 1861 when he was attached to the American Legation to Vienna, serving under John Lothrop Motley. Returning to the U.S. in 1864, he was made editor of the Syracuse Daily Journal until 1866, followed by that of the Hartford Courant. In 1868 Fiske traveled to Egypt and Palestine, acting as a correspondent for several newspapers and upon his return in January of 1869 accepted the position as Professor of Northern European Languages and as Head Librarian for the new Cornell University. Fiske held these positions until his resignation in 1883. In 1879 Fiske visited Iceland for his first and only time. He edited the first Icelandic Chess Magazine in 1901 (published in Venice) and donated thousands of chess books to the Icelandic libraries. In 1905 Fiske's famous book, Chess in Iceland and in Icelandic Literature was published posthumously.Condition: Spine ends rubbed and bumped, corners bumped and gently rubbed else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Handbuch der Physiologie des Menschen in vier Bänden, Halbleder-Ausgabe, 1905 - 1909.

      Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1905 - 1909.. Vollständiges Grundwerk in vier Bänden. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen. Buchdeckel mit grünen Leinenbezügen und großen Lederecken. Mehrfarbig marmorierter Buchschnitt (Marmorierung bei den Bänden unterschiedlich). Einschlägiges Handbuch und Nachschlagewerk der Physiologie. Der Herausgeber Willibald Nagel wirkte von 1902 an als ordentlicher Professor und Leiter der Sinnesphysiologischen Abteilung des Physiologischen Instituts in Berlin, von 1908 an als ordentlicher Professor an der Universität Rostock. Nagel befaßte sich vor allem mit Sinnesphysiologie und entwickelte verschiedene Apparaturen, so unter anderem den so genannten "Nagel-Vierling" zur Untersuchung der Farbenblindheit sowie die "Nagelschen Farbtäfelchen" zur Farbenblindheitsdiagnose. Gliederung des Werkes: Bd. 1: Physiologie der Atmung, des Kreislaufs und des Stoffwechsels, XIV, 874 S. Bd. 2: Physiologie der Drüsen, Physiologie der inneren Sekretion, der Harn-, Geschlechts- und Verdauungsorgane, XV, 1022 S. Bd. 3: Physiologie der Sinne, XVII, 806 S. Bd. 4: Physiologie des Nerven- und Muskelsystems, XVIII, 992 S. Alle Bände mit zahlreichen eingedruckten Abbildungen und farbigen Tafeln.. Gelenke des ersten Bandes fachmännisch erneuert. Buchrücken partiell etwas aufgehellt. Ecken partiell etwas beschabt. Sonst sehr gutes, solides Halbleder-Exemplar des renommierten, als vollständiges Ensemble sehr seltenen Handbuchs. Auch innen sehr gutes Exemplar; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Fachliteratur: Medizin und Pharmazie).

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        Centenary History of the Presbyterian Church in New South Wales

      Sydney - Angus and Robertson, 1905. Sydney - Angus and Robertson, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating look into the history of the Presbyterian Church within Australia. Featuring various photographic plates, including a frontispiece of the author. Condition: In original buckram binding with gilt lettering to the front board and spine. Externally, light marksto the boards, with fading to the spine, and very slight bumping. Rear hinge is very slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean, with only the odd handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Signed photographic portrait of John Burroughs.

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

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        Silas Marner

      London - J. M. Dent and Co., 1905. London - J. M. Dent and Co., 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive copy of the classic novel by Mary Anne Evans, written under her better known pseudonym of George Eliot. Her third novel, Silas Marner was first published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a reclusive weaver, in its strong realism it represents one of Eliot's most sophisticated treatments of her attitude to religion. With numerous coloured illustrations throughout. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, with just some bumping to the corners and some minor shelfwear to the head of the spine. Marks to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with some scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Life of Omar Al-Khayyami

      Edinburgh and London - T. N. Foulis, 1905. Edinburgh and London - T. N. Foulis, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Life of Omar Al-Khayyami is a biography written by Shirazi, with decorative colour boards and colour illuminateddecorative title page and pieces throughout. First edition. With a preface by the author to front. Omar Khayym (1048 - 1131) was a Persian polymath: philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, climatology and Islamic theology and most famously theRubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Condition: In decorative paper covered boards in a protective brodart wrapper. Externally, with slight wear to extremities and handling marks to boards, slight splitting to paper on joints, backstrip lifting slightly, with slight loss to paper to head and tail of spine. Internally,bindingstrained in places with a few pages detached. Generally bright and clean throughout with veryslight spotting to endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        INNENDEKORATION. Reich illustrierte kunstgewerbliche Zeitschrift für den gesamten inneren Ausbau.

      Darmstadt, A. Koch 1905-1927.. XVI. Jg. 1905 - XVIII. Jg. 1907, XXII. Jg.1909 - XXXV. Jg. 1924 und XXXVIII. Jg. 1927. Zus. 18 Bde. 4°. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldprägung. Bibl.-Etiketten a. d. Rü. Kanten etw. berieb. *** Sonderangebot: dieses Antiquariat bietet ZVAB-Kunden einen Rabatt von 50% auf sämtliche Preise. Preis ohne Nachlass EUR: 3000.

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        The Bookman Illustrated History of English Literature

      London - Hodder and Stoughton, 1905. London - Hodder and Stoughton, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive history of English literature. With numerous tissue-guarded plates throughout. Including chapters on Caxton, Foxes' Book of Martyrs, Shakespeare and Paradise Lost, amongst many others. Sir William Robertson Nicoll CH (October 10, 1851 May 4, 1923) was a Scottish Free Church minister, journalist, editor, and man of letters. Thomas Seccombe (18661923) was a miscellaneous English writer and, from 1891 to 1901, assistant editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, writing over 700 entries. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally sound, though a little rubbed. Backstrip lifting. Front joint failed, although front board still attached. Internally, firmly bound. Hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: GOODONLY with a very good interior..

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        Waverley

      London - Walter Scott Ltd., 1905. London - Walter Scott Ltd., 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive copy of this classic novel by Scott. The Englisheponymous protagonist, Edward Waverley, has been brought up in the family home by his uncle, Sir Everard Waverley, who maintains the family Tory and Jacobite sympathies, while Edward's Whig father works for the Hanoverian government in nearby London. Edward Waverley is given a commission in the Hanoverian army and is posted to Dundee, then promptly takes leave to visit Baron Bradwardine, a Jacobite friend of his uncle, and meets the Baron's lovely daughter Rose. When wild Highlanders visit the Baron's castle Waverley is intrigued and goes to the mountain lair of Clan Mac-Ivor, meeting the Chieftain Fergus and his sister Flora who turn out to be active Jacobites preparing for the '45 Rising. Waverley has overstayed his leave and is accused of desertion and treason, then arrested. Highlanders rescue him from his escort and take him to the Jacobite stronghold at Doune castle then on to Holyrood Palace where he meets Bonnie Prince Charlie himself. Encouraged by the beautiful Flora Mac-Ivor, Waverley goes over to the Jacobites and takes part in the Battle of Prestonpans, where he saves the life of a colonel who turns out to be a close friend of his uncle. Thus he escapes retribution and marries the Baron's daughter, Rose Bradwardine (symbolically choosing the moderate, family-oriented Rose over the romantic, politically motivated Flora). Condition: In afull tree-calf binding. Externally, very smart. Some wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. School prize plateto front pastedown, with armorial bookplate of John Stalker Hird to front free-endpaper. Pages are very bright and clean, with just the odd spot to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Where Three Empires Meet

      London, New York and Bombay -Longmans, Green, and Co., 1905. London, New York and Bombay -Longmans, Green, and Co., 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First published in 1895, thisedition of Knight's travel writing has a fold out map of a portion of Kashmirand adjacent states and fifty-four illustrations throughout. A new impression. Edward Frederick Knight (23 April 1852- 3 July 1925) was an English barrister, soldier, journalist, and author of twenty books, many based on his dispatches as a war correspondent. During the 1890s, Knight visited Kashmir and went travelling in the Himalayasto gather material for his book Where Three Empires Meet. He visited Ladakh and went on to Gilgit. He arrived in Gilgit in time to become involved in the 1891 British campaign against the minor states of Hunza and Nagar, led by the Resident, Col. Algernon Durand. He was temporarily appointed an officer in charge of some native troops, and acted as a correspondent for The Times. In an Oxford University Extension Lectures binding with bookplate dated 1909 to front pastedown. Condition: In an armorial cloth binding. Externally,generally smart but with slightwear to extremities and the odd mark to boards. Rear joint starting slightly, hinges strained. Internally,firmly bound. Generally bright and cleanbut with foxing to endpapers and slight foxing to map and surrounding pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Eigenhändiges Blatt mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift. Datiert Braunschweig 8.6.1905.

      1905.. 29,6 x 21,4 cm. (sehr schön erhalten). Auflage:0. Wilhelm Raabe, (Pseudonym: Jakob Corvinus; * 8. September 1831 in Eschershausen; + 15. November 1910 in Braunschweig), deutscher Erzähler, wichtigsten Vertreter des poetischen Realismus, besonders bekannt für seine gesellschaftskritischen Erzählungen, Novellen und Romane. "Von allen Menschen traue dir am wenigsten. Wilh. Raabe"

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        The Book of Nonsense

      London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1905. London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear with all the original pictures and verses. Thirty-seventh authentic edition. Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) was a British artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised. As an author, Lear is principally known for his popular nonsense works, rather than as a travel writer. These show a great ability to use with relish the sound of real and invented English words. He was particularly adept at surprising his readers, and, in his limericks, had a genius for doing so without resorting to shocking them. Condition: In an illustrated cloth binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, splitting to cloth to joints, marginal fading, some marks and stains. Hinges failed. Internally, binding strained and endpapers loosening due to hinges with closed tears, front free endpaper absent. Generally bright but with occasional spots and some handling marks, foxing to title and foxing and slight tidemarks to last page. With drawings in pencil by previous owner to some pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The Story of the Tweed

      London: James Nisbet and Company, 1905. London: James Nisbet and Company, 1905. Limited edition. Bound in olive green cloth, gilt lettering and decorations to spine, gilt celtic motif, title and ruled border on front cover, blind stamped decorated border.. Near fine. 59of 375 copies. Folio. pp. 1/2 title, title,[xiii], 270. 20 plates.Title page in red and black, with vignette at centre. Tissue guards to plates.Top edge gilt, others uncut. A well kept copy of this beautifully produced book, containing twenty one (including vignette on tp) of CameronÕs superb moody etchings of the Tweed, from its source to the sea. Sir David Young Cameron studied at Glasgow School of Art. from 1881-85. After trying his hand at business, he returned to art , to become one of the finest of British etchers. He travelled and exhibited widely. Joined the R..A. in 1920, knighted in 1924, member of the Royal Fine Art Comission 1933-45. Sir Herbert Maxwell was the seventh baronet, of Monreith, conservative MP for Wigtownshire, 1880-1906, and writer whose works includedâLife of WellingtonÕ, âEdinburghÕ.

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        Zanzibar in Contemporary Times. A Short History of the Southern East in the Nineteenth Century

      London - Hurst and Blackett, 1905. London - Hurst and Blackett, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated history of Zanzibar from the early twentieth century, from the perspective of the British. With two maps and a selection of plates. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding. Externally, just a few rubs to the spine. Thereis a gilt reference number to the spine. The spine is cocked. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with marginal foxing or handling marks. There is a professional repair to the top of the frontispiece and front blank. There are occasional reinforcements to the inner pagemargins. With unobtrusive library blindstamps to the first five leaves, including the title page and frontis, and occasional pages and plates. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Stenographic Report of the Commencement Exercises of the Washington Normal School No. 2, M Street High School, Armstrong Manual Training School at Convention Hall, Washington, D.C., Friday, June 16, 1905. Dr. Booker T. Washington -- the principal speaker of the evening

      William H. Davis, Stenographer and Principal of Lincoln Temple Business College, Washington, DC 1905 - 23 folio sheets, typed rectos only and bradbound into unprinted blue paper wraps. Three horizontal folds, tiny tears to the edges of the wrappers, a near fine set. A verbatim transcription of the commencement ceremony noting Rev. William V. Tunnell's invocation, and brief addresses by Hon. H.B.F. Macfarland, and Hon. W.S. Montgomery, the bulk of the transcript is dedicated to Washington's address (complete with notes on the audience's reaction with applause and laughter) and which appears from page five to midway through page 22. *OCLC* lists a transcription of the speech in another volume published in 1905 (two copies), but makes no mention of this stenographic record. A possibly unique artifact of a major Washington address. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres Completes de Moliere

      Paris - Garnier Freres, 1905. Paris - Garnier Freres, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete works of Moliere in a prize presentation binding. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Moliere, (baptised January 15, 1622 February 17, 1673) was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. With numerous beautiful tissue-guarded illustrations engraved from the drawings of G. Staal. Including a portrait of Moliere to frontispiece. A prize presentation copy from St. Paul's School, with a label to front pastedown dated 1905. Condition: In a calf binding with gilt armorial motifs. Externally, smart with very slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        Chess in Icelandic Literature with Historical Notes on other Table-Games

      Florence: The Florentine Typographical Society, 1905. ix+400 pages with frontispiece, one illustration and diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 3/4") bound in original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Betts: 6-33) First edition.Also published in New York, Stechart, 1915. Includes an account of chess in Iceland (chapters: Polar chess, Chess in the sagas, The story of Frithiof) whence it came from England in the 12th century, and it developed peculiarities in rule and nomenclature which existed until the 19th century. Only part (about on-seventh) of the book concerns chess, the remainder ("Stray notes") deals with the Europeans history of a group of other games: draughts, fox and geese, tables, merelles, or the morris game, etc. Fiske was born on November 11, 1831 in Ellisburg, New York. He attended Cazenovia Seminary, New York and Hamilton college in Clinton, New York. During his sophomore year, he left Hamilton to study Scandinavian languages in Europe, supporting himself as a correspondent for the New York Tribune. He spent his last two years in the Uppsala University in Sweden, also supporting himself by teaching English. In 1852, he returned to the U.S. and took a job as a librarian at the Astor Library in N.Y. During his stay at Astor Library, Fiske began his personal library containing a collection of Icelandic books which would become the largest in America as well as other topics such as Persian texts and philological works. Fiske, an avid chess player, was approached by Hardman Phillips Montgomery, a former postmaster of Philadelphia, about staging a contest between the three best chess players in the U. S. Fiske liked the idea, but not known for thinking small and quite aware of the importance of the London International Tournament in 1851, he proposed instead a National Tournament at which players from all over the country could meet and test themselves, but also at which the leading chess players could establish an organization to promote and encourage chess in America as well as establish standard rules of play. And so through Fiske the 1st American Chess Congress was conceived. Through the Congress, he met and became a close friend to the chess prodigy, Paul Morphy. Afterwards he wrote what most chess scholars consider one of the finest tournament books, the Book of the American Chess Congress. For the next few years, he edited the American Chess Monthly, with Paul Morphy listed as nominal co-editor. When Fiske failed to receive an expected promotion at the Astor Library in 1859, he resigned and took a position as secretary of the American Geographical Society where he remained until 1861 when he was attached to the American Legation to Vienna, serving under John Lothrop Motley. Returning to the U.S. in 1864, he was made editor of the Syracuse Daily Journal until 1866, followed by that of the Hartford Courant. In 1868 Fiske traveled to Egypt and Palestine, acting as a correspondent for several newspapers and upon his return in January of 1869 accepted the position as Professor of Northern European Languages and as Head Librarian for the new Cornell University. Fiske held these positions until his resignation in 1883. In 1879 Fiske visited Iceland for his first and only time. He edited the first Icelandic Chess Magazine in 1901 (published in Venice) and donated thousands of chess books to the Icelandic libraries. In 1905 Fiske's famous book, Chess in Iceland and in Icelandic Literature was published posthumously.

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. Con un proemio de Don José María Asensio. Ilustraciones de Don José Moreno Carbonero y Don Laureano Barrau.

      Barcelona, Francisco Seix, Editor, s. a. (1904-1905). - Dos volúmenes en 4to. mayor; LXXXVIII-607 pp. + XXIII-667 pp., más 13 láminas de fuera de texto, impresas en color. Ilustraciones de José Moreno Carbonero y Laureano Barrau. Excelente impresión, con cabeceras y capitulares ornamentales en color. Encuadernación original en tela estampada y media piel. Corte superior dorado.

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        Japan: A Record in Colour

      London - Adam and Charles Black, 1905. London - Adam and Charles Black, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated record of life in Japan. With many coloured plates throughout. In a Spottiswoode and Co. binding. Condition: In a full armorial calf binding. Externally smart, though with some sunning to the spine and the odd mark. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just some occasional spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Brittany

      London - Adam and Charles Black, 1905. London - Adam and Charles Black, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Brittany by Mortimer Menpes withtext by Dorothy Menpes. Illustrated with seventy-five colour plates throughout. Menpes set off on a sketching tour of Brittanyin 1880, during which he met James McNeill Whistler. He became Whistler's pupil andwas taught etching by him, whose influence, together with that of Japanese design, is evident in his later work. First edition. Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1855 - 1938), was an Australian-born artist, author, printmaker and illustrator. Menpes painted in both oil and watercolour. He developed a special form of colour etching, used to illustrate his books, and founded the Menpes Press of London and Watford. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Menpes travelled Europe, making copies of paintings by the old masters which he used as a basis for a series of prints published in 1905 and 1909. Previous owner's ink inscription to front. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities, the odd slight mark to boards and slight fading to spine. Hinges strained. Internally, text blockgenerallyfirmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with occasional slight foxing to gutter and to endpapers and with the odd spot and slight handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Japan: A Record in Colour

      London: Adam & Charles Black, 1905. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1905. 207pp. HB. Grey-blue cloth, yellow lettering and flower emblem on spine and front cover. 75 tissue guarded colour plates by Mortimer Menpes. Some dust and spotting on top and fore edges, otherwise Fine. At 258 Creek Road Greenwich we are open 7 days weekly 1pm to 4pm at least, often later; with a large stock covering most subjects, vintage books, paintings and prints. booksandpicturesatgreenwich.com. All overseas orders sent by airmail.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back.

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        Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

      London - John Murray, 1905. London - John Murray, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interestingwork documenting Isabella Bird'stravels in 19th century Japan. Isabella Lucy Bird (1831 1904) was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, and a natural historian. In this account of her time in Japan, Bird writes on seemingly every aspect of life with chapters varying from 'Staircases for Horses' and 'Dress and Fashion' to 'Charms and Dreams' and 'My Model Servant'. Illustrated throughout with over 40 monochrome full page plates, including a frontispiece of the Yomei Gate. Collated complete. Popular edition. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, generallysmart withminor shelfwear only. Spine cocked. Rear hinge a trifle strained. Internally, strained throughout though holding firm. Scattered light foxing, otherwise clean. Neat inscription to front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

      London - Henry Frowde, 1905. London - Henry Frowde, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early twentieth-century collection of Wordsworth's poetry, in a Bumpus binding. Oxford Edition. 'With introduction and notes'. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece. With a bookbinder's stamp for Bumpus, London, to the front pastedown. With the pictorial bookplate of Richard A. Bagley to the front pastedown. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt edges. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Fading to the spine and some slight marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Foxed to the first few pages but otherwise bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Earthly Paradise: A Poem

      London - F. S. Ellis, 1905. London - F. S. Ellis, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Earthly Paradise: A Poemin two parts by WiIlliam Morris with decorative title pagesand decorative endpieces to rear. In two volumes complete. Fifth edition. William Morris (1834 - 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and libertarian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. As an author, illustrator and medievalist, he helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, and was a direct influence on postwar authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. Morris wrote and published poetry, fiction, and translations of ancient and medieval texts throughout his life. His best-known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems,The Earthly Paradise, A Dream of John Ball, the utopian News from Nowhere, and the fantasy romance The Well at the World's End. Bound by Banting, Chelsea with binder's ink stamp to verso of front free endpapers. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, in generally sound but with slight wear to extremities and rubbing to boards, with institutionalinscriptions to spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright but with slight scattered spotting, predominantly to endpapers. Institutional labels and stamps to endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        A General History of the County of Radnor

      Brecknock: Davies & Co 1905 - Very large and very attractive 1905 2nd edition HB volume bound in half tan calf with beige cloth boards. Spine has 5 raised bands and gilt title. No inscriptions. All inside pages are clean and tight. xviii, 451pp. incl. b/w frontispiece portrait of Sir Powlett Charles John Milbank, Bart. and numerous further b/w ills inside. All present and correct (26 x 32cm) **Heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

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        By Pike and Dyke; Sturdy and Strong; A March on London

      London - Blackie and Son, 1905. London - Blackie and Son, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three novels by G. A. Henty. With illustrations to each volume, including a full-colour frontispiece to A March on London and a map to By Pike and Dyke. George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. Previous owner's ink inscription to one front free endpaper. Condition: In pictorial cloth covered bindings. Externally, sound though worn. Internally, generally firmly bound, though frontis is missing and one plate is detached but present to one volume, and one page of text is detached but present to a second volume. Remains of paperto pastedowns of one volume, and front free endpaper missing. Generally bright withoccasional spots andmarks. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        François le Champi.

      Paris, L. Conquet 1905 - Nouvelle édition illustrée de 31 compositions par A. Robaudi (26 hors texte), gravées au burin et à l'eau-forte par Henri Manesse. (Complet & Contrôlé) Édition tirée à 300 exemplaires tous numérotés. Celui-ci n°70, un des 100 exemplaires de grand choix sur JAPON. Avec 2 états des illustrations dont l'avant lettre. Spécimen illustré relié in fine. Paris, L. Conquet, L. Carteret et Cie. Successeurs 1905 - 184 pages. Superbe reliure plein veau glacé, saphir signée de Champs Stroobants. Dos à 5 nerfs finement orné et doré. Quadruple filet doré encadrant les plats avec décors angulaires. Large dentelle intérieure. Coupes filetées. Tranches dorées. Couverture illustrée (en 2 états) et dos conservés. Étui avec liseré. Très bon état. Format in-4°(26x18). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to that which is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream

      sp;- London - The Religious Tract Society, 1905. sp;- London - The Religious Tract Society, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A colourillustratededition of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. With24 Colour Illustrations. With a Memoir of John Bunyan. Bound by Westley's, with a bookbinders label on the rear pastedown. John Bunyan, 1628 1688, was an English Christian writer and preacher, famous for writing The Pilgrim's Progress, one of the most published books besides the Bible. The Pilgrim's Progress is arguably one of the most widely known allegories ever written, and has been extensively translated. Bunyan became a popular preacher as well as a prolific author, though most of his works consist of expanded sermons. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The front inner hinge is strained. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing, with discolouration to the spine. Internally the pages are generally bright with occasional spots. Overall the condition is very good..

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