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        Autograph letter signed.

      Falun, 25. I. 1905. - 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf. To her translator, Marie "Mizi" Franzos (1870-1941), about translating the writer's stories into German: "The thing you ask about on page 199 of En fallen Kung ['A Fallen King'], 'Klippte Klarskinn', you can certainly skip over. I am sure it is not to be found in Germany. But in Sweden they used to, and indeed still do, put dried fish skin in boiling coffee to get it clear and beautifully brown. It was called Klarskinn ['clearskin'] and cut into small pieces. I believe that ‚Who has inspired you, woman' is to be found in the Bible, but it is so long since I wrote it that I have forgotten where. Perhaps it is in the Gospels, but I cannot say for certain. Again, krytfjärdingar [‚gunpowder firkins'] in ‚Uncle Ruben' means ‚wooden casks' filled with gunpowder. People here used formerly a little container made like casks, but much much smaller, to keep gunpowder in. You can translate it by whatever is used to keep gunpowder in with you. I am afraid I have nothing to send for Deutsche Rundschau [.]" (transl. from the Swedish original; Swedish text available upon request). - "Mizi" Franzos translated for the famous publisher Albert Langen of Munich. Bard, Marquardt & Co. of Berlin had recently begun a series of illustrated cameos, delightfully produced in an art-nouveau format, and entitled "Die Literatur". No. 7 on Selma Lagerlöf is by Oskar Levertin, and was translated from the Swedish by "Francis Maro", Franzos's alias. Lagerlöf, he says, is "the most astonishing literary anomaly I know", renewing formst hat were long thought buried, "a resurrection that has gripped the hearts of all".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. [Danish West Indies]. A Descriptive Sketch.

      2nd edition. Illustrated with photographs by Clare E. Taylor. London 1905. Oblong. Pulisher's pictorial cloth binding. No pagination. 16 pages + 45 plates + 8 pages + 14 pages of advertisements. Inner hinges slightly loose. Small stain and a little fading to to back board

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        The Golliwog's Fox-Hunt

      Longmans Green & Co. London: Longmans, Green & Co., n.d. (1905). First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Florence K. Upton. Oblong 4to. 66pp. Brown cloth spine, pictorial boards. Decorated endpapers. 32 full page color plates (including the title page), and numerous illustrations on the text. Boards somewhat rubbed, some fingerling smudges on the pages, but a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books ]
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        5 Stimmungsbilder von der Pommerschen Ostseeküste. Originalabzüge, davon 4 von Herter handsigniert.

      Berlin - Steglitz, Kunst-Verlag E. Herter, um 1905. - 4 Photos Bildgröße 11 x 16 cm mit breitem Rand, handsigniert. 1 montiertes Deckelphoto 7 x 11 cm. Doppelseitiges Textblatt über die hinterpommersche Ostseeküste. Original-Umschlag, 26,5 x 20 cm, mit Deckelphoto. Pittoreske Aufnahmen von Küste und Meer. - Der Umschlag bestoßen und gering beschädigt. Die Photographien, von einem kleinen Fleckchen abgesehen, in sehr guter Erhaltung. Sehr selten nur in kleiner Auflage erschienen kein Exemplar über KVK nachweisbar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun]
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        Ka Buke A Moramona. He Mooolelo I Kakauia ma ka Lima o Moramona Maluna iho o na Papa i Laweia Mailoko mai o na Papa o Nepai...Ua Unuhiia ma ka Olelo Beritania e Josepa Samika, Opio...Ua Unuhiia ma ka Olelo Hawaii Georgi Q. Pukuniahi, 1855; a Maheleia i na Mokuna a me na Pauka, a Hookomoia na Kuhikuhi, 1905, e Jakoba F. Napukapa. [Hawaiian Book of Mormon]

      Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News, 1905. Second edition. Hardcover. 675pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Black cloth with a gilt stamped title on the backstrip. Good. Ex-library. The extremities are gently rubbed and bumped. There are a couple of faint library stamps on the text block edges, and there are two library stamps on the title page, and a numerical ink stamp on the following page. Library marks have been removed from the rear endsheet, resulting in large areas of abrasion. There is a former owner's name on the front flyleaf. The text block is cracked at the beginning and end. The fore edge corners of the pages are sporadically creased. Five of the pages near the beginning have marginalia and ink stains. Tanned pages. George Q. Cannon's translation of the Book of Mormon into Hawaiian. A second edition of this volume is likely the only copy most collectors will ever see. The first edition is incredibly scarce, with many stories (most apocryphal) surrounding the print run's fate. In over thirty years we have only ever handled a single copy of the 1855 first edition, purportedly only 300 of which were ever bound. Flake 730.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Dictionnaire Universel de Cuisine Pratique. Encyclopédie illustrée d'Hygiène Alimentaire Comprend: L'etymologie, la synonymie en trois langues, l'histoire, l'analyse chimique de tous les aliments naturels et composés, les propiétés hygiéniques appropriées aux ages et aux sexes, d'après les besoin réclamé par l'individu; le régime,. les eaux minéraux, . les cuisines végétarienne, assyrienne, grecque, romaine, française. charcuterie, confiserie, patisserie, glacerie, distillerie et conserves alimentaires; la biographie des cuisiniers illustres et la terminologie culinaire. Deuxième grande édition corrigée et augmentée par l'auteur.

      - Paris, Chez l'Auteur, (hacia 1905), 4 tomos, 30 x 24 cm., encuadernación en holandesa piel chagrín, numerosas figuras intercaladas, frontis + retrato + 1 h. + XVIII + 444 págs. = XII págs.+ págs. 453 a 939 = 3 h. + págs. 945 a 1.420 = 2 h. + XXXIV págs. + págs. 1.419 a 1.942 + 1 h. COCINA GASTRONOMÍA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        On the conversion of electric oscillations into continuous currents by means of a vacuum valve.

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

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        The Coast / Wilhelm's Magazine. FOUR BOUND VOLUMES

      Seattle.: The Coast Publishing Company.. February 1902to December 1905.. FOUR BOUND VOLUMES OF THE MAGAZINE with covers and advertisements in modern red library binding. Black and white illustrations throughout, 10 x 7 inches, gilt lettered red cloth library binding. Covers in fine condition; bookplate (for Frederick E. Ellis, Shaw Island) on inside front cover, overall a particularly clean and crisp collection of magazines with the following minor flaws: Volume III No. 1 (February 1902) to Volume IV No. 5 (December 1902): Very good condition. Volume V No. 1 (January 1903) to Volume VI No. 6 (December 1903): Very good condition, EXCEPT for October which apparently was water damaged along the upper edge; this has been trimmed, with no loss of text. Volume VII No. 1 (January 1904) to Volume VIII No. 6 (December 1904): April 1904 issue has some light undulations due to damp, and the red color on the front cover has run, other magazines in very good condition. Volume IX No. 1 (January 1905) to Volume X No 6 (December 1905): December issue has scarcely noticeable dampstain to front cover, lightest undulation to pages, other magazines in very good condition. Volumes contain the following issues February 1902 to December 1905 (volume III, number 1) to volume X, number 6. February 1902 was the first issue under the management of Honor L. Wilhelm, and he writes in the introductory ANNOUNCEMENT: "With this number the editorial management of THE COAST passes into new hands. The young ladies who planned and established THE COAST deserve praise for the perseverance and pluck with which they met adverse and discouraging conditions and published a magazine which, considering the support they received, was a credit to the City of Seattle and the Northwest. There seems to be a field for distinctive Seattle and Northwestern literature. People are constantly writing for reliable and trustworthy information of this country. Tales of the West and its triumphant progress are sought. Northwestern ideas and thought need a chronicle, impartial and true..." The magazine provides much valuable documentation of places, life and literature in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900s, and this handsome run, complete with covers and advertisements makes for fascinating reading. While the vast majority of the content relates to Washington State, there is the occasional article on British Columbia and Oregon. .

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        Simplicissimus. Begründet von Albert Langen und Th. Th. Heine. X. Jahrgang. April 1905 - März 1906

      München, 1905 -, 1906.. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. VIII, 628 S. Illustr. OLwd. Folio. Mit allen Beiblättern, der zusätzlichen Weihnachtsnummer und der Oktoberfest-Zeitung, sowie zum Schluss gebunden die beiden Flugblätter von Ludwig Thoma und Th. Th. Heine: "Die grosse Fleischnot im Jahr 1905" und "Die Gräfin von Montignoso". - Gelenke gering bestossen. Sehr gutes und frisches Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Plutarch's Lives. The Translation called Dryden's. Corrected from the Greek and revised by A.H. Clough [with] Plutarch's Morals. Corrected and revised by W.W. Goodwin. Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson. LIVES & MORALS COMPLETE

      Athenaeum Press, [1905]Together 10 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with 10 frontispieces (all original tissue guards captioned in red present), free endpapers lightly spotted, original navy buckram, backstrips with paper labels printed in red and black, gilt tops, bevelled boards, uncut, labels browned and a few chipped at edges (not affecting lettering), else a very good, bright, clean set. EACH WORK IS RARE IN THIS EDITION; THE TWO WORKS TOGETHER ARE SELDOM OFFERED FOR SALE.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        The Valkyries: A Romance founded on Wagner's Opera

      Boston: L.C. Page. hardcover. near fine. Lewis, T. Noyes.. Illus. with tinted and b/w woodcuts by T. Noyes Lewis. Title in red and blue, 259pp., 8vo, 3/4 green morocco, gilt-dec. raised bands, t.e.g.; (spine and edges sunned). Boston: L.C. Page, 1905. Near Fine.

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        Map of the South-Western Coastline of the Arabian Peninsula.

      [], 1323 AH (= 1905 AD). - Printed in three colours. Mounted on cloth. Ca. 89 x 63 cms, folded into 16 segments. Scale 1:1,250,000. Shows the coastline south of the 20th degree of latitude to the southernmost tip of the peninsula (including Al-Lith in the north and Aden in the south). Smaller inset maps continue the southern coastline eastwards and provide details of Perim Island (Mayyun), the port of Mocha, and the bay of Assab in Eritrea. - Occasional spotting, but well preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Pedeir Kainc y Mabinogo Breuddwyd Maxen ILudd a ILevelys

      Oxford, Pwllheli & Llanbedrog: W Stanford & Co, 1905 With the Library label of City of Liverpool + a couple of library stamps. With calf skin binding with speckled boards and lovely enamel blue endpapers. The Covers are a little dirrty, the spine is a little dirtier and there is an old library number at the base. With Evans's gilt seal on the front cover. 99 pp. A very scarce book!.

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        To Himself. In english by Gerald H.Rendall.

      London, MacMillan and Co., 1905. xlii + 167 pp. Frontispiece. Bound green maroquin with lots of red and gilt flower decorations on front, back and spine. Ornamental borders and all edges gilt. Silkbinding inside.. Binding: John Ramage. A very fine copy. With old private dedic. on free-leaf.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        Seated Indian smoking a Pipe [Study - for consecrating - Bahos - Oraibi]

      1905. Fine condition. Approximately 9-3/4 x 7.5 inches image area .

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        La Russie Libre : L'Aube Russe / Georges Bourdon

      Paris; Bibliotheque Charpentier, 1905. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 531p ; 19cm. Subject: Russia - History - Revolution, 1905-1907. Language: French. Limited - Number 1 of only 10 copies issued on Japanese paper. Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; minor rubbing to the extremities. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

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        Venedig, die Piazzetta mit der Molo, Dogenpalast und Säulen der Heiligen Theodorus und Markus. Original-Farblithographie, im Stein monogrammiert BS.

      Um 1905. - Bildgröße 38 x 53,5 cm, Blattgröße 49 x 64 cm. Lebhafte, pittoreske Szene an der Molo mit Händlerinnen und Spaziergängern. Stimmungsvollen Blatt in gutem Zustand, nur minimal fleckig, Rückseite gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun]
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        The Tragedies of Algernon Charles Swinburne

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1905. Five volumes complete - Volume One - [12], 290pp, [2]; Volume Two - [8], 437pp, [3]; Volume Three - [6], 310pp; Volume Four - [6], 268pp and Volume Five - [8], 451pp, [1]. Uniform contemporary half morocco and cloth, raised bands, spines in six panels, running title and volume to second panel, title to third, remaining panels with top and bottom dog-tooth roll, a central floral spray with leafy corner pieces, date to foot, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Very minor rubbing to extremities, internally bright and clean. Large paper copy, title in red and black, limited edition of one hundred and ten sets, this being copy eighty-nine. Wise II:336. First Thus. Half Morocco and Cloth. Very Good. 8vo. Limited Edition.

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        Two page ALS to Nobel laureate Felix Bloch; discussing his plans to work with Hans-Peter Dürr on electromagnetic attributes of elementary particles (e.g., magnetic moments) - 'the next most important milestone in the theory of elementary particles', and trying to convince Bloch to join.München: 1961.

      A fine letter from one of the greatest figures in modern physics. Felix Bloch (1905-1983) was Heisenberg's first doctoral student and "is considered one of the founders of solid-state physics. He made particularly significant contributions to the quantum theory of metals and solids, he worked on the magnetic scattering of neutrons and ... he experimentally measured the magnetic moment of the neutron. His discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance won him the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1952" (DSB).. ALS in German. One page (297 x 211 mm) with writting on both sides, printed letterhead, dated 21st December 1961, signed Werner Heisenberg, folded vertically and horizontally. Transcription and English translation available

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      [Cleveland]: [Vinson and Korner], [1905]. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine tips; splits at corners of box. Close to Fine in a Very Good box and quite scarce as such. Small quarto (7-1/4" x 9-3/4") bound in brown leather-backed dark gray boards with gilt lettering and consisting of 36 sheets printed only on the recto and a portrait of Rockefeller neatly SIGNED by him beneath the image. This is copy #375 of 425 copies printed with the name of the subscriber, Fred R. White, written in at the limitation notice. White's name also appears in the printed list at the end of the book naming the subscribers. A souvenir book published on the occasion described in the title. With the original box with a manuscript label addressed on the front to White and with White's bookplate on the front free endpaper of the book. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, was the wealthiest American ever. When he died, his fortune approximated 1/65th of the Gross National Product. In today's dollars, his personal fortune would be worth about $190 billion compared to that of, say, Bill Gates's $60 billion or so. At times his wealth actually exceeded the annual federal budget. Books signed by this great businessman are extremely scarce, this being the only one issued as such, and finding it in this condition is a rare occasion.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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.

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        Rip Van Winkle. With drawings by Arthur Rackham.

      London: William Heinemann, 1905. - First Rackham Edition. Quarto. Later three quarter dark green crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt titles to spine, retaining the publisher's green cloth boards with design stamped in gilt to upper, top edge gilt, marbled end papers. With 51 mounted colour plates bound together after the text. Bookplate and ownership. A superb, fine copy. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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      Heinemann 1905 - First edition illustrated by Rackham. 4to. Original green cloth with gilt lettering and vignette. A very good copy, with cloth and plates bright. As usual there is some spotting to the text, especially to the preliminary and latter sections. The final five pages have corner creases to the green art paper, not affecting the illustrations themselves. 51 colour plates by Rackham are mounted onto green art paper and protected by tissue guards, apart from the frontis they are all mounted together at the end of the text. This book was the first of the opulent Christmas Gift books. Its beauty and popularity began the "Golden Age of Book Illustration," in which publishers and illustrators competed to present the most beautiful volumes to the gift market. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Plutarch's Lives. The Translation called Dryden's. Corrected from the Greek and revised by A.H. Clough [with] Plutarch's Morals. Corrected and revised by W.W. Goodwin. Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson. LIVES & MORALS COMPLETE

      Athenaeum Press 1905 - Together 10 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with 10 frontispieces (all original tissue guards captioned in red present), free endpapers lightly spotted, original navy buckram, backstrips with paper labels printed in red and black, gilt tops, bevelled boards, uncut, labels browned and a few chipped at edges (not affecting lettering), else a very good, bright, clean set. EACH WORK IS RARE IN THIS EDITION; THE TWO WORKS TOGETHER ARE SELDOM OFFERED FOR SALE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plutarch's Lives. The Translation called Dryden's. Corrected from the Greek and revised by A.H. Clough [with] Plutarch's Morals. Corrected and revised by W.W. Goodwin. Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson. LIVES & MORALS COMPLETE

      Athenaeum Press, [1905]. Together 10 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with 10 frontispieces (all original tissue guards captioned in red present), free endpapers lightly spotted, original navy buckram, backstrips with paper labels printed in red and black, gilt tops, bevelled boards, uncut, labels browned and a few chipped at edges (not affecting lettering), else a very good, bright, clean set. EACH WORK IS RARE IN THIS EDITION; THE TWO WORKS TOGETHER ARE SELDOM OFFERED FOR SALE. . Catalogs: literature.

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        Old Houses in Edinburgh.

      William J. Hay, Edinburgh, 1905 - 1907. 2 vols. 27 + 27 tipped in line drawings plus text in orig. worn green cloth folders. 11 x 15in A very fine complete set.

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        [Pencil Portrait of an Unidentified Woman, Unsigned]

      [Np]. [ca. 1905].. Approximately 21 x 14 cm (measured from mat), pencil on paper, handsomely matted within oval and framed under Plexi. A few scattered foxmarks to paper, otherwise visibly about fine (not examined out of frame). A handsome quarter-length portrait of an unidentified woman, looking quarter- right, with her left hand in the fore-ground delicately holding some yarn. Framed, with the label of the Bloomsbury Workshop (London), noting attribution and date. Fry's first exhibition was held at the Carfax Gallery in 1903, and at the date attributed to this drawing, was shortly to accept the position as Curator of European Painting of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It was not until 1910 that he met Vanessa and Clive Bell, eventually to emerge as one of the central figures of the Bloomsbury Group. Shipping extra.

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        When The Cat's Away The Mice Will Play

      New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1905. - Unrecorded Wain Discovered[WAIN, Louis. COX, Palmer. COGGER, Edward P., artists]. When The Cat's Away The Mice Will Play. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1905. First edition, New Chimney Corner series No. 37 1/2. Octavo. [30] pp. Black and white illustrations throughout including ten full-page by Louis Wain (of which two are signed), and a title-page vignette by Palmer Cox.Unrecorded by Dale.Full color glazed pictorial wrappers. Pale gift inscription to upper wrapper. Transparent tape repairs to spine and the fore-edge to a few leaves. A scarce and attractive survivor to children's enthusiastic hands.At the end of the last century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled [a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914)."At the age of 40 [Palmer Cox (1840-1924)] began to illustrate stories for the magazine St Nicholas, and also contributed his own poems, with illustrations. Looking for a theme for a series, he hit upon Brownies, remembering Scottish fairy tales heard in childhood. The stories that resulted were told in rhyming couplets, and were vigorously illustrated. They were afterwards published in book form. The first of the 13 books, The Brownies: Their Book (1887), sold over a million copies in Cox’s lifetime Later Brownie adventures were in effect travelogue storybooks, taking the Brownies to such places as Flodden Field, Killarney, Mount Vesuvius, and the Philippines, not to mention the length and breadth of the United States. Palmer Cox’s Brownies (1895), a three-act stage entertainment, ran for nearly five years" (The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature). The Brownies: Their Book is a Peter Parley to Penrod title (p. 84).McLoughlin Bros. was a New York publishing firm active between 1828 and 1920, pioneers in color printing technologies for children's books. By 1886, the firm published a wide range of items, including cheap chapbooks, large folio picture books, linen books, puzzles, games and paper dolls. Many of the earliest and most valuable board games in America were produced by McLoughlin Brothers. In 1920 the corporation was sold to Milton Bradley & Company.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Louis XI

      Ancienne Librairie Furne/Boivin & Cie, Paris, 1905. Hard Cover. FN - Fine. First Edition. One of a series of “Collection d'Albums Historiques”. Original pictorial blue cloth, with worn edges and corners but a very acceptable copy. A large, attractive volume with superb full-page chromolithograph illustrations. First Edition of this magnificently illustrated history of the "Spider King" of France, who ruled from 1461 to 1483. The text is in the original French language. The format of this volume with the text leaves tipped onto stubs so that the spectacular plates are fully visible and the huge double-page plates are cinematic in their effect. Gold blocked page edges. 80 pages, frontispiece, 36 chromolithograph illustrations including 32 full-page and 4 double-page plates. Many of the illustrations overlay the text, and the leaves are all mounted on linen guards. A rare and beautiful book. 80 pages. Full Colour 12" x 14" (305mm x 356mm) Spectacular colour plates with bright Gilt cover illustration, gold-blocked page edges.

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      1905. Paperback. 1. POP-UP. TALES FROM FAIRYLAND WITH CUT-OUT AND STAND-UP PICTURES. Akron: Saalfield, no date, circa 1905. 4to (8 1/2 x 10 3/4"), pictorial wraps, light cover rubbing else near Fine and unused. There are 8 fairy tales with the text for each story complete on one page. Opposite each story is a full page of die-cut chromolithographs illustrating 4 scenes from the story. The child is meant to remove the characters from each die-cut and stand them up for play using the die-cut stands provided. The colors are rich, the illustrations lovely and it is completely used. Contains: Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sugar House in the Wood, Snow White and Rose Red, Sleeping Beauty, Frog Prince, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Snow White. Rarely found intact.

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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH of "The Miracle Worker

      Photograph. Mild feathering to the "y" in "your" and some loss of ink in "Macy." Slight fading but an interesting image in Near Fine condition. Unusual 10" x 8" photograph of Helen Keller's famous teacher, subject of the play and movie THE MIRACLE WORKER, seated on a horse and holding a dog in her arms. SIGNED by Sullivan in ink: "your friend/Annie S Macy." At the age of 7, nearly blind from an illness two years before and recently having suffered the loss of her mother, Sullivan was abandoned by her father in an orphanage with no formal educational facilities. Through her own will she managed to be placed in the Perkins Institute for the Blind from which she graduated as class valedictorian after regaining her eyesight from a series of operations. She began teaching Helen Keller when the deaf and blind child was seven and, by all accounts, quite undisciplined. Sullivan attended classes with Keller and tutored her through the Perkins Institute, The Cambridge School for Young Ladies, and Radcliffe College, all along achieving a measure of success with her unusual student previously unheard of. After Keller's formal education, Anne Sullivan continued to assist her by accompanying Keller on her travels and on various lecture tours. Sullivan married a young Harvard instructor, John Albert Macy, in 1905. The three lived together until 1912 when the Macys separated. After Keller's death in 1968, her ashes were placed next to her beloved companions, Anne Sullivan and Polly Thomson, in the St. Joseph's Chapel of Washington Cathedral. This image was used in Keller's book about Sullivan--TEACHER ANNE SULLIVAN MACY--with this caption by Keller: "Teacher in California, 1918. Neither the horse nor the dog belongs to her, but she loved animals and could do almost anything with them.

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        La Juridiction consulaire à Lyon. La conservations des privilèges royaux des foires 1463-1791. Le tribunal de commerce 1791-1905

      - Lyon, Rey et Cie, 1905. Un fort volume in-4, demi-chagrin marron à coins, dos orné, titre et filets dorés, filet doré sur les plats, tête dorée, dos et couvertures conservées, 429pp. (légères usures aux coiffes, aux coupes et à un coin). 60 reproductions en noir (documents anciens, vues, portraits, médailles). Un des 75 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande à la forme de Van Gelder. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ABC in Dixie: A Plantation Alphabet

      London and New York: Ernest Nister and E P Dutton,, 1905. Circa 1905. Complete. Sound binding with intact spine and hinges. Clean, thick card pages with occasional finger smudges, many with chipped lower right corners not affecting text or illustrations; several with near invisible archival tape mends and reinforcement. Bright colors. Some cover wear and soiling. Scarce alphabet book depicting African-American residents of a post-Civil War plantation.. _. Pictorial Boards. Good. Illus. by Bonte, Louise Quarles and George Willard Bonte. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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      London: Cassell, 1905. Pemberton, Max. COMPLETE ORIGINAL HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS NAPOLEONIC NOVEL: THE HUNDRED DAYS. 189pp, 4to, (67 pages of which are typed, interspersed throughout and consecutively paginated). No place, no date, but published by Cassell in London in 1905. The manuscript, signed by Pemberton on the first page of text, contains the author's extensive alterations and revisions throughout in his minute hand, and is neatly bound in morocco-backed cloth. Very lightly dust-soiled but in Very Good condition. Pemberton (b. 1863) was a prolific late Victorian novelist, today perhaps best known as one of the famous "Rivals of Sherlock Holmes." THE HUNDRED DAYS is a deftly-plotted historical mystery which concerns the period between Napoleon's arrival in Paris after escaping from Elba and the restoration of Louis XVIII after Waterloo. After 'one hundred years' of institutional acquisition, few manuscripts from this era are still to be found in commerce. Sold with an early edition of the book. . Signed by Author. Original Manuscript. Very Good.

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        House of Mirth

      Scribner's 1905 - First Edition, First Printing. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the Scribner's Seal printed on the copyright page, and NO ads. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with minor wear to the spine and panels. Most copies have fading to the spine, this copy has NO fading. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this scarce title. We buy Wharton First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Italian Backgrounds [Signed]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Peixotto, E. C.. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR E. C. PEIXOTTO on the front free endpaper (some loss to the spine head, expected rubbing to the spine tail and board corners, modest spotting to the boards and spine), lacking the rare dust jacket; cover illustrations designed by Margaret Armstrong. Copies signed by Peixotto are quite difficult to find. A Very Good copy SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR E. C. PEIXOTTO. RARE.

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        The Spirit of the Age. The Work of Frank Brangwyn A.R.A. Edited by W. Shaw Sparrow. Artists of the Present Day Series.

      Hodder & Stoughton., London. 1905 - Contains four mounted colour plates on grey card, tweve Rembrandt photogravures, 5 woodcuts (vignettes in text) and four lithographs; three originals by Brangwyn "Brickmakers at Work" a two colour lithgraph on buff paper mounted on card, printed by Thomas Way; "A Cooper at Work" a b/w lithograph on cream paper, mounted on card, printed by Thomas Way; "The Steam Excavator" printed in red ochre on cream paper, mounted on card; and "Making a Railway Cutting" a lithograph in dark umber on cream card, after a drawing by Brangwyn. Covers soiled and a litle sprung, clean and fresh internally. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Don Tarquinio

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1905. A Kataleptic Phantasmatic Romance. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles and pictorial design to upper board in white. Bookplate. Ownership signature removed from front free endpaper. Spine tanned, corners bumped, a couple of small bumps to edges of boards, gutter cracked between pages 16 and 17. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding. Of the 1011 sets of sheets printed only 650 were issued in the primary binding, the rest being sold off in cheaper formats over the ensuing decades.

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      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., 1905. . First printing. . Very good condition in red cloth with gold lettering on the front cover and spine: a gift inscription on the front endpaper, lower corners slightly bumped and some slight spine slant - but overall a very attractive copy, with little soiling to the covers, bright lettering, and clean, flexible pages. . The very uncommon first issue with Chesnutt's name misspelled on both the front cover and the spine; this error was caught by Chesnutt when a sample was sent to him at the beginning of July, and he was assured by the publisher on July 5th that 'not a great number' had been bound thus. This novel, the last to be published during his lifetime (and published just 6 years after his first book) was a commercial failure. 294 pages.

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        To Seek a Newer World

      Garden City Ny: Doubleday. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ROBERT KENNEDY on front free endpaper: "For Wallace Sayre / With Best Wishes / Robert Kennedy" Inspirational collection of essays by Robert Kennedy addressing the most pressing challenges of the day. The dedicatee is most likely Wallace Sayre (1905-1972), noted U.S. political scientist and Columbia University professor, known for, among other adages, "Sayre's Law", stating that "in any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the stakes at issue." Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967.Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with a few spots of edgewear.

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        Maître du monde *

      Hetzel, Paris sans date (vers 1905). - Cartonnage d'éditeur simple au steamer, tranches dorées. Charnières frottées avec début de fissure en tête, coins et bords émoussés, dos à peine gauchi. Curiosité, la deuxième planche colorée, page 33, est une photo tirée de "Country-life in America" ![Gondolo della Riva 71] Image visible sur site céleste.

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        Edinburgh Stereoscopic atlas of obstetrics. 4 vols.

      New York 1905 - Simpson, G. F. Barbour and Edward Burnet, eds. The Edinburgh stereoscopic atlas of obstetrics [Sections I – IV]. 100 stereoscopic photographs mounted on printed cards, in the four original publisher’s cloth boxes with printed spine labels (label of the Imperial Publishing Company, New York on each box), printed contents leaves in each box. Edinburgh: T. C. and E. C. Jack, n.d. [1905]. 234 x 185 mm. Cloth strips lacking from 2 sides of the lower half of one box, minor bubbling on another box, but very good overall. First Edition. "In four sections, each containing twenty-five subjects, with descriptive text." "By the introduction of photography [the editors] have been able to reproduce with absolute accuracy the various specimens with which the student ought to be familiar; and by the aid of the stereoscope they have made those illustrations so pronounced, clear, and definite, that the student can now study these stereograms with as much accuracy as if he had the actual preparation in his hands" (Preface). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Drafter of the 14th Amendment Quotes Abolitionist Congressman Thaddeus Stevens

      1905 - Autograph Note Signed. 1 p., 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. Complete TranscriptIn the debate in the C. [Congressional] Globe, you will see that the great Statesman and true patriot, Hon. Thadeus [sic] Stevens said "The propositions fall short of my wishes, but they fulfill my hopes." &c. I am very busy in my judicial duties, or would write you more fully. S.N.Historical BackgroundStephen Neal (1817-1905) was an Indiana lawyer. He served in the state legislature and was later a judge. In 1866, he drafted what would become the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Legend has it that he presented it his friend, Indiana Congressman Godlove S. Orth, and that Congress passed the draft as Neal had written it. This is unlikely; Ohio Congressman John Bingham is usually given credit as the amendment's principal author, to say nothing of Congressional machinations that make passage of anything without revision nearly impossible.Neal is actually summarizing Stevens's arguments in the House of Representatives:"When I say that we should rejoice at such completion [of the amendment], I do not thereby intend so much to express joy at the superior excellence of the scheme, as that there is to be a scheme-a scheme containing much positive good, as well, I am bound to admit, as the omission of many better things.""Do you inquire why, holding these views and possessing some will of my own, I accept so imperfect a proposition? I answer, because I live among men and not among angels; among men as intelligent, as determined, and as independent as myself, who, not agreeing with me, do not choose to yield their opinions to mine. Mutual concession, therefore, is our only resort, or mutual hostilities. We might well have been justified in making renewed and more strenuous efforts for a better plan could we have had the coperation of the Executive.""A few words will suffice to explain the changes made by the Senate in the proposition which we sent to them.""You perceive that while I see much good in the proposition I do not pretend to be satisfied with it. And yet I am anxious for its speedy adoption, for I dread delay. The danger is that before any Constitutional guards shall have been adopted Congress will be flooded by rebels and rebel sympathizers.Hence, I say, let us no longer delay; take what we can get now, and hope for better things in further legislation; in enabling acts or other provisions."From the Congressional Globe, June 13, 1866, p. 3148.

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        1905 Outdoor Pastimes American Hunter TEDDY ROOSEVELT

      London - Longmans, Green & Co., 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A First Edition of Roosevelt's account of his hunting excursionsFirst UK EditionBound in green cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial detailTheodore D. Roosevelt (18581919), also known as T. R. , and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Teddy, was the 26th President of the United States. A leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Party, he was a Governor of New York and a professional historian, naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier. He is most famous for his personality: his energy, his vast range of interests and achievements, his model of masculinity, and his cowboy image. Originating from a story from one of Roosevelt's hunting expeditions, teddy bears are named after him. His prodigious literary output includes twenty-six books, over a thousand magazine articles, thousands of speeches and letters. President Harrison, after his election in 1889, appointed Roosevelt as a member of the Civil Service Commission of which he later became president. This office he retained until 1895 when he undertook the direction of the Police Department of New York City. In 1897 he joined President McKinley's administration as assistant secretary of the Navy. While in this office he actively prepared for the Cuban War, which he saw was coming, and when it broke out in 1898, went to Cuba as lieutenant colonel of a regiment of volunteer cavalry, which he himself had raised among the hunters and cowboys of the West. He won great fame as leader of these Rough-Riders, whose story he told in one of his most popular books. Condition: The binding is firm. There is some wear to the extremities including some bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generally bright and clean witha fewspots, which are mostly towards the beginning and end of the book. There are chips to one or two of the pages, but they do not interfere with the text. Overall the condition of the book is very good..

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        Edinburgh Stereoscopic atlas of obstetrics. 4 vols

      New York, 1905. Simpson, G. F. Barbour and Edward Burnet, eds. The Edinburgh stereoscopic atlas of obstetrics [Sections I ? IV]. 100 stereoscopic photographs mounted on printed cards, in the four original publisher?s cloth boxes with printed spine labels (label of the Imperial Publishing Company, New York on each box), printed contents leaves in each box. Edinburgh: T. C. and E. C. Jack, n.d. [1905]. 234 x 185 mm. Cloth strips lacking from 2 sides of the lower half of one box, minor bubbling on another box, but very good overall. First Edition. ?In four sections, each containing twenty-five subjects, with descriptive text.? ?By the introduction of photography [the editors] have been able to reproduce with absolute accuracy the various specimens with which the student ought to be familiar; and by the aid of the stereoscope they have made those illustrations so pronounced, clear, and definite, that the student can now study these stereograms with as much accuracy as if he had the actual preparation in his hands? (Preface).

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        History Of The Maumee River Basin (From The Earliest Account To Its Organization Into Counties)

      Indianapolis, Indiana: Bowen & Slocum. Good. 1905. First Edition. Leather. 7.25 x 10.5 in.: 986 pages. No Jacket as Issued. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. This is the 1905 First Edition; it it NOT a recent reprint. Boards are dark brown leather along spine and corners, with marbled paper. Front and back endpapers are gold marbled. Bound volume includes Henry County, Ohio by W. W. Campbell (329 Pages + Index) . Page block is starting to slightly separate at title page. Corners of leather tipped boards are worn, as well along spine edge. Content Chapters include: Introductory with Table of Counties and Statistics * Geology of the Maumee River Basin * The Earliest Evidences Found of Prehistoric Man * The First Explorers and Cartographers, The French and British * Hostilities of Aborigines and British Against the Colonists * Organization of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio River * Perparations of the Aborigines, aided by the British, to Drive the Americans Back East of the Alleghenies, and For Army to Resist Them * General Wayne's Reports of His Maumee Campaign to the Secretary of War * Treaties, Civil Organizations, Conspiracy of Tecumseh and the British * The First year of the War of 1812 * The Second and Third (Final) Years of the War of 1912 * The Aborigines, Treaties With, Missionaries Among, and Removal of * The Present Drainage System of the Maumee River Basin * The First American Settlers, and the Organization of Counties * Development of Communication, Public Lands, Schools, Libraries. .

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