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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes

      London - Longmans, Green, and Co. 1905 - The scarce first Colonial edition of this collection of thirteen Sherlock Holmes stories. Intended for circulation only in India and the British Colonies. Illustrated throughout by Sidney Paget. Condition: Rebound in a black morocco binding. Externally, smart, though with a few marks and some slight rubbing. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages have some instances of foxing throughout. Overalll: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Three Official Reports Regarding the Reconnaissance and Communication Services of the 1st and 2nd Russian Manchurian Armies during the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Reconnaissance Report "Strength and Organisation of the Japanese Army" (1905); Report of the Communication Services of the 2nd Manchurian Army (1906); and Original Manuscript of the Lecture about "Foot Reconnaissance" (ca. 1910s)].

      1905 - [1905, 1906, ca. 1910s]. Three documents, all Folio, housed in the original archival folder of the pre-revolutionary 4th Finnish Rifle Regiment. Folder slightly faded and worn and documents with minor tears on extremities, but overall a very good collection. 1) Mimeographed report "Strength and Organisation of the Japanese Army". 22 August 1905. [11] pp.; 2) Typewritten Report "Communication Services". [11] pp. Dated in pencil on the first page "25/7 1906"; occasional pencil marks in text. Pencil inscription in Russian on the last blank page: "For handing over to Count Kamensky from Riga"; 3) Manuscript lecture "Reconnaissance on Foot". [2 - typewritten table of contents], 35, [2 - blank] pp. Interesting collection of military archival documents uncovering the work of reconnaissance and communication of the 1st and 2nd Manchurian Armies during the Russo-Japanese War (27 January/9 February 1904 - 23 August/5 September 1905). Both armies were formed in October 1904; 1st Manchurian Army under command of General Linevich took part in the Battles of Shasho and Mukden; 2nd Manchurian Army under command of General Grippenberg took part in the Battles of Port Arthur, Shasho, Sandepu and Mukden. First document is a mimeographed copy of the report by colonel Rozanov of the reconnaissance department of the Staff of the 2nd Manchurian army. Dated 9 January 1905 O.S., the report relates to the second phase of the war, after the fall of Port Arthur on 20 December 1904/2 January 1905, when the frontline transferred to the area around Mukden. The report titled "Strength and Organisation of the Japanese Army" was specially prepared for the planned advance of the Russian army which resulted in the battle of Sandepu (12-16/25-29 January 1905). The report thoroughly analyses the positions, number and equipment of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Japanese armies (under command of generals Kuroki, Oku, Nogi and Nozu); and gives several probable scenarios of their actions during the advance. Our copy was prepared on 22 August 1905 O.S. (a day before the end of the war) and was verified by "Shtab-rotmistr [Staff Captain of Cavalry] F. Krusenstern [?]". The second document is a "Report of the Communication Service of the Administration of the Quarter-Master of the 2nd Manchurian Army" (25 July 1906), covering the period "from the formation of the 2nd army to 20 September 1905" (with the main attention paid to the activity after 10 January 1905). The report is finishes with the "Main conclusions about the organisation and use of particular types of communication", emphasizing the importance of telegraph and telephone lines, wireless telegraph, and recommends the establishment of the special Communications Cavalry Regiment, and improvement of work of orderly officers (ordinartsy). "It is necessary, that not only senior officers and the General Staff, but all troops, regular officers and lower ranks (especially in cavalry) realise all futility of their best intentions to defeat the enemy, if there is no communication, in the mean of the complete mutual awareness of the battle order throughout the whole front". The third document is an original manuscript text of the lecture about the "Reconnaissance on foot", apparently prepared in the 1910s for the staff and reconnaissance officers. The manuscript with several inserts and corrections occupies 35 pages and is supplemented with a typewritten table of contents. The author was obviously a veteran of the Russo-Japanese war, and the lecture gives examples of work of the reconnaissance service of the 1st Manchurian Army. The lecture explains the goals and significance of military reconnaissance and gives a detailed characteristic of the reconnaissance on foot, divided into R. with the close approach to the enemy, R. from different dislocations, and R. during the battle. Separate paragraphs analyse foot reconnaissance of the Russian and Japanese armies during the war.

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        Principles and Methods of Industrial Peace.

      London: Macmillan, 1905 - Octavo. Publisher's cloth, blind-tooled filets to boards, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Small dent to foot of lower board, Occasional marginal pencil side-ruling. A very good copy. Graphs to the text + erratum slip pasted in. Sir John Harold Clapham's pencil ownership inscription to front free endpaper, dated 1905. First edition of Pigou's second book on economics, in which the author pays tribute to Keynes and Marshall. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        O NOVO TRATAMENTO NATURALISTA. Livro De Doutrina e De Consulta Para o Tratamento e a Dieta Conforme Á Natureza

      Editor : Leipsique. Em casa do Editor F.E. Bilz 1905 - Portugal 1905 . Estabelecimento de tratamento naturalista Bilz. Sanatorio de 1a. ordem . Dresden-Radebeul ( Allemanha ) . Retrato autor en frontis. Profusión de ilustraciones en color y b/n. Cromolitografias desplegables . La obra se compone de dos partes . 1ª parte de 50 hojas sobre tratamientos varios tales como : Anatomia , Cura Kneipp, Banhos e tratamento electrico, Banhos de vapor , Enfardamentos, Massagem e gymnastica, Plantas medicinaes ou nutritivas, etc. 2ª parte de 1953pag. O NOVO TRATAMENTO NATURALISTA . Encuad : doble encuad. tejuelo de piel . 17 x 24cms. Tema : Medicina Naturista . Libro ligeramente fatigado, varias hojas "tostadas" por el tiempo , 2 hojas desplegables reparadas . ( v. fotos ampliadas ) .

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        Durch Asiens Wüsten Bd. 1+2

      - Drei Jahre auf neuen Wegen in Pamir, Lop-nor, Tibet und China Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1905. Gr.-8°, Leinen Durch Asiens Wüsten. Drei Jahre auf neuen Wegen in Pamir, Lop-nor, Tibet und China von Sven Hedin, mit 256 Abbildungen, 4 Chromotafeln und 7 Karten Erster und Zweiter Band (komplette Ausgabe), hrsg. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus 1905 (EA), gr 8°, dek. illustr. OLwd m. goldgepr. Titel, 512+496 S je 1 kl. Besitzerstempel auf Vorsatz, Bd. 1 m. kl. Einrisss Rückenkante, guter-sehr guter Zustand, selten schöne Exemplare! Asien

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        52 offprints. Albert Levan Botanist and Geneticist

      various, mostly 1930s. PAPERBACK. A few are tape repaired, some have prior owners name or stamp, else very good. Botanist and Geneticist. 1905-1998. Co-authored the report that humans had 46 Chromosomes and not 48. 52 offprints including duplicates, from a single page to over 100 pages. Mostly 1930s. Four have "with the author's compliments" in ink on the cover. Stamps indicate these were once owned by Karl Sax or E. M. East both prominent Geneticists. Heavy use with torn and chipped spines, some staining, most copies very good though. With the author's compliments include: Zytologische Studien An Allum Schoenoprasum 1936 (three copies one with R.R.Gates stamp, one with Karl Sax's stamp and one with both Carl Sax's stamp and E.M. East's stamp), Cytological Studies in Allium (1931) some staining 10 pages. Others: On Chromosome Fragments in Petunia (2 copies)(1937), Beltrag zur Kenntnis der Chromosomen in der Gattung Dactylls L. 2 copies (1930), Die Zytologie von Allium Cepa X Fistulosum(1936) 2 copies, and many others list available to those interested.* Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        HAKLUYTUS POSTHUMUS Or Purchas His Pilgrimes Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and others

      Glasgow James MacLehose and Sons 1905. . 20 vols. Rubric t.ps. 5 folding facsimile t.ps., 65 folding maps, numerous text ills., 11 ports. and plates. Institutional bookplates, ink stamps to verso of t.ps., light marginal browning, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt device to upper boards, sl. wear, spines chipped with some loss particularly to tail of spine of vol. 16 and sl. darkened, t.e.g One of a thousand copies.& ODNB ‘... The Pilgrimes (as it is usually known) was the culmination of almost twenty years' collecting oral and written accounts of travels in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It was based in part on Hakluyt's remaining manuscripts, which Purchas had acquired about 1620. (Their subsequent history is unknown.) The result was a four-volume folio that took more than three years to print; at the time of its publication it was the largest book ever seen through the English press. The Pilgrimes combined editing with editorializing to comprise the bulkiest anti-Catholic tract of the age and the last great English work of geographical editing for almost a century ...’ US$790

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        Tennyson's Maud

      UK: Essex House Press, 1905. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. 5" x 7.5.

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        The Golden Flood

      MCCLURE, PHILLIPS & CO APR. 1905, NY - General shelf wqear, slightly soiled cover, and slightly tanned spine. DATE PUBLISHED: APR. 1905 EDITION: 199 [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.

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        Revoliutsionnaia Rossiia [Revolutionary Russia. Language: Russian]

      "(Tomsk): Soyuz sotsíalistov""-revolyutsíonerov"" Partíya sotsíalistov""-revolyutsíonerov""", 1905. 1st Edition in this form. "Physical desc.: 10 issues, Newspaper format, 32 cm. Subject: Socialism -- Periodicals. Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936 -- Periodicals. Notes: the 10 issues offered are numbered: 76, 73, 69, 72, 47, 38, 37, 27, 21,13. " "Newspaper format with edges somewhat dust-dulled, nicked and frayed in some areas. Given its ephemeral nature, it remains quite a well-preserved collection overall with some minor loss to certain issues. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. "

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        Elephant and Seladang Hunting in the Federated Malaya States

      London: Rowland Ward, 1905 London: Rowland Ward, 1905. First edition. 8vo. Illustrated. xi, 288 pp. Red cloth, recased, preserving original spine. Scarce

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        Gockel, Hinkel, Gackeleia. Märchen wiedererzählt von Clemens Brentano. (Mit einem Nachwort von Franz Deibel).,

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1905. - Erste Ausgabe. - Nr. 220 von 300 Exemplaren. - „Dieser Neudruck der im Jahre 1838 bei Schmerber in Frankfurt a. M. erschienenen Originalausgabe wurde in 300 nummerierten Exemplaren hergestellt. Die von Caspar Braun nach Entwürfen Brentanos auf Stein gezeichneten Bilder wurden in Lichtdruck wiedergegeben. Titel und Einbandzeichnung sind v. F. W. Kleukens. Poeschel & Trepte in Leipzig besorgten den Druck". - Der dekorative Einband berieben, sonst schönes Exemplar. - Sarkowski 221. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. Mit illustr. Doppeltitel in Rot u. Schwarz u. illustr. Drucktitel v. F. W. Kleukens sowie 15 Lichtdrucktafeln. 2 Bll., 378 S., Olivgrüner OLdr.-Bd. m. goldgepr. Deckelvignette m. roter Lederauflage, reicher Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt (v. F. W. Kleukens). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ski Running

      London:: Horace Cox,, 1905.. Second edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. vi, 116, +(18) adverts (ads also on pastedowns). Very nicely produced, and illustrated with photographs and drawings. Dedicated to the Ski Club of Great Britain. Slight foxing to title page, contents otherwise clean and fresh. In the original binding of smooth grey cloth decorated and titled in black. Small red mark to upper joint, and slight rubbing and darkening to spine, which is slightly puckered at the ends, but otherwise a very fresh clean copy.

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        VIDA DE D. QUIJOTE Y SANCHO según Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Explicada y Comentada por .

      Fernando Fe, Madrid,, (Imp. Almaraz y Compa., Salamanca) 1905 - 11.5x18.7. 427pp. 3h. Lomo profesionalmente reforzado. Muy buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Rhopalocera palaearctica, iconographie et description des papillons diurnes de la région paléarctique, 2 vol.

      - Roger Verity, Florence, 1905/11 ;; in-4°, relié lxxxvi, 368 pp., xii, 14 planches N&B (A, B, 1 à 12, 72 planches dont 41 en couleurs (I à LXXII), 2 cartes dépliantes in fine dont 1 en couleurs, reliure demi-toile grise, pièces de titre en cuir rouge, petites salissures sur les dos, plats en vélin, couvertures conservées. Bel exemplaire néanmoins de cette rare publication ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M.J.B. S.A.S., Librairie TOP DUCK]
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        Editorial Wild Oats - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Harper & Brothers, New York And London 1905 - First Edition/First Printing in bright red cloth in about Fine condition, only light acidic staining to pages opposite from plates, in very scarce dustjacket, lightly edge-worn. Copyright page with "published September 1905". An exceptional copy, hard to imagine a nicer copy to be found. BAL 3665. In custom made leather/cloth slip case ; "This volume contains several of Mark Twain's funniest sketches, all narrating various journalistic experiences of his youth. These bits of literary whimsicality and adventure have become widely popular among the veteran humorist's well known writings" (from the dust-jacket) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA PESTE EN AGENAIS AU XVIIe SIÈCLE.

      1905 - Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Renaud Leygues, 1905. Grand in-8 (169 X 250) demi-chagrin acajou, filet doré sur les plats, dos cinq nerfs filetés sertis de filets à froid, fleuron à froid dans les compartiments, pièce de titre veau vert lierre, date en queue, tranches jaspées, plats de la couverture conservée (reliure moderne) ; 394 pages, (1) f. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage RARE. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé de l'auteur : «Hommage cordial / à M. Louis Jouitou / Maire d'Agen / L. Couyba ». BEL EXEMPLAIRE, dans une reliure moderne de belle facture. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Why I Am a Free Trader

      London: Published by Review of Reviews, Whitefriars Street, Apri 13th, 1905. 1st Edition. Paperback. Very good. This rare and striking pamphlet is from very early in Churchill's career. Few copies are known to survive. Please note that this an original unbound pamphlet, not the bound version issued in late 1905 by Review of Reviews and titled "Coming Men on Coming Questions" (Bibliographic reference: Cohen B3, Woods B2). The pamphlet is a remarkable portrait of the great man on the cusp of his greatness, published in 1905 at the height of Churchill's vigor as a young radical and in advance of the 1906 General Election. The pamphlet contains a 17-page piece by Churchill on Free Trade preceded by a 3-page biographic sketch and a striking, full-page, half-tone portrait of Churchill. Churchill's piece was - intentionally - the first of 26, each a "brief character sketch of a coming man, with his latest portrait, and a statement of his views upon a leading question of the day". The 26 pamphlets were published weekly in 1905 before being issued collectively in a single volume late in the year. The single volume is rare, but this individual pamphlet publication is especially so. The Editor, William T. Stead, chose to publish Churchill's pamphlet first and designated him as "Coming Man, No. 1. The editor's 3-page opening biographical sketch of the up and coming Churchill is a fascinating piece of history in and of itself. In choosing Churchill as "the first of our coming men" Stead stated that "If he chooses to take it, a seat in the next Cabinet is at his disposal." Stead said of Churchill "he has got ten years' start on all his competitors" and that "Winston's past has been variegated. His present is exciting." At the time, Churchill was a promising young leader, but he had yet to experience either the trying failures or supreme triumphs that cemented his place in history. In the 1906 election Churchill stood as a Liberal, having left the Conservative Party of his father. Free trade was a major issue upon which Churchill campaigned and a significant issue on which he parted from his former Party. The pamphlet is bound in wire stitched paper wrappers and measures 9.5 x 6 inches. It is 24 pages in length with the final 2 pages being advertisements. The front cover bears a striking half-tone portrait of Churchill. This is an excellent example given the age and extreme scarcity. The pamphlet is entirely complete with no spotting. The single sheet cover (front and rear) is now detached due to rusting of the binding staples, but is otherwise quite well preserved. There is light exterior soiling and a faint vertical crease where the pamphlet was once neatly folded, but there are no losses and no notable wear. Remarkably, even the fragile paper wrap corners remain sharp. The contents are bright and free of spotting. Though certainly not fine, this pamphlet is quite well preserved given the age, perishable binding, and great scarcity. A beautiful copy of a truly rare item. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A15, Woods A7/1.

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        Coming Men on Coming Questions

      London: Review of Reviews, Whitefriars Street, April 13th, 1905. 1st Edition. Paperback. Very good. This extremely rare 1905 publication contains a 17-page piece by Churchill on Free Trade preceded by a 3-page biographic sketch and a striking, full-page, half-tone portrait of Churchill. Churchill's piece was - intentionally - the first of 26, each a "brief character sketch of a coming man, with his latest portrait, and a statement of his views upon a leading question of the day". Each of the 26 parts had been published earlier in the year as individual pamphlets before being collectively published in late 1905 in this single volume "issued in view of the coming General Election". The Editor, William T. Stead, had published Churchill's pamphlet first and likewise put him as "Coming Man, No. 1" in this volume publication. Stead ranked Churchill as "the first of our coming men" stating that "If he chooses to take it, a seat in the next Cabinet is at his disposal." Stead said of Churchill "he has got ten years' start on all his competitors" and that "Winston's past has been variegated. His present is exciting." This publication is not only quite rare, but is also a remarkable portrait of the great man on the cusp of his greatness. The editor's 3-page opening biographical sketch of the up and coming Churchill is a fascinating piece of history in and of itself. At this point, Churchill was a promising young leader, but he had yet to experience either the trying failures or supreme triumphs that cemented his place in history. In the 1906 election Churchill stood as a Liberal, having left the Conservative Party of his father. Free trade was a major issue upon which Churchill campaigned and a significant issue on which he parted from his former Party. This volume is perishably bound in thin quarter tan cloth over gray paper covered cardboard covers with a pasted paper spine label. It measures 9 x 6.25 inches and is 476 pages. Given the extreme scarcity of the publication and the fragile nature of the binding, this copy is in quite respectable condition. The binding remains square and tight. The gray card covers are worn at the edges and corners, but still fully intact. The spine cloth is worn at the ends and splitting along the rear hinge, but the binding integrity is not affected. The original paper spine label is still fully intact with no losses , though it appears as if the "C" in "Coming" may have once been carefully traced over with black ink. The contents are clean, bright, and tight. A trace only of spotting is confined to the ffep. There is a decorative previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. There is also some numerical notation in pencil to the Elections tables at pages 297 and 302 and a correction of a constituency designation "North" crossed out and replaced with "South" in page 303. We also find some light pencil underlining in the bibliographic sketch of Campbell-Bannerman at pages 81-82. The pencil notations give the impression of being contemporary to the publication. A very early and quite rare publication in the Churchill canon. Bibliographic reference: Cohen B3, Woods B2

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        Histological Studies on the Localisation of Cerebral Function

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1905. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good in original navy cloth covers, rebacked with original spine laid down and corners expertly repaired. Large quarto size, 9-1/4 x 12 inches. xix + 360 pages, all clean, with some age toning. Ownership stamp of (Professor) John P. Flynn of Yale University, with his ink signature in the inner margin of the title page. Garrison-Morton 1430: "The precentral area of the cerebral cortex is known as 'Campbell's area'. Campbell and Brodmann were pioneers in the study of the architectonics of the cerebral cortex."&

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        Choosing a Career

      BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, INDIANAPOLIS 1905 - Soiled cover, book, shelf, edge, rubs and wear. Front/back hinge crack resulting in spine separation. Previous owner's book plate laid in on front paste down page. Previous owner's pencil cross out on front paste down page. Minor damp stain marks. DATE PUBLISHED: 1905 EDITION: 481 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The GENIUS. A Comedy in Three Acts

      (n. p.). [1905].. 11" x 8-1/2". Unpaginated, though each Act's section is foliated. ~ 90 leaves. Includes inserted Bijou Theatre program from October 1,1906 for the play's production.. Black flexible pebbled leather binding with gilt title lettering stamped to front panel and spine. Marbled paper eps.. Sunning to spine small bit of leather missing from head of spine. A. VG+ copy.. William de Mille wrote this play in collaboration with his younger brother and Hollywood legend, Cecil B. DeMille. Notes to preliminary blank detail the starting and completion date of "1st version" [Feb 1904] and "present version" [July 28 1904] as well as the date of the "1st version" production [May 23 04] and the production of the "present version" [Oct. 14. 05]. Offered with 12 other deMille play typescripts [IDs 34217 - 34229]; the price is for all 13 volumes.

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        The Game

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1905 - London's fourteenth book, a boxing novel about a boxer's final fight. BAL 11886. Second Issue, with rubber-stamp of Metropolitan Magazine Co. on copyright page. Octavo; teal vertical-ribbed cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt, white, red and brown to spine and front panel; decorative endpapers; top edge gilt; 182pp, [6] ads; illus. Brief contemporary inscription to verso of frontispiece, some trivial rubbing to spine ends and lower board edges, else very Near Fine. Illustrated by Henry Hutt & T.C. Lawrence. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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

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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

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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]

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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]

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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 .

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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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        Revoliutsionnaia Rossiia [Revolutionary Russia. Language: Russian]

      (Tomsk): Soyuz sotsíalistov-revolyutsíonerov Partíya sotsíalistov-revolyutsíonerov 1905 - Physical desc.: 10 issues, Newspaper format, 32 cm. Subject: Socialism -- Periodicals. Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936 -- Periodicals. Notes: the 10 issues offered are numbered: 76, 73, 69, 72, 47, 38, 37, 27, 21,13. Newspaper format with edges somewhat dust-dulled, nicked and frayed in some areas. Given its ephemeral nature, it remains quite a well-preserved collection overall with some minor loss to certain issues. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1 Kg.

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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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