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        The Seasons, pictured by Amy Sawyer

      London: Sands & Co.. [1905]. Square 4to. [vi] (half-title, title, contents); 12 coloured plates with titled tissue guards. Original red cloth, decorated gilt title on the upper board; extremities a trifle rubbed. Rear endpaper gutter with slight breaks at head and tail but binding very solid. A lovely clean copy. Very good. The painter Amy Sawyer (1863-1945) exhibited widely 1887-1909, at the Royal Academy, the Paris Salon, the Society of Women Artists, and various Arts and Crafts exhibitions. In the late 1890s she settled in Ditchling, East Sussex. She illustrated a small number of books (mostly of poems), including this work in which each month of the year is represented by a flower, personified in female form. .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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        The Rainbow and the Rose

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1905. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. RARE PRESENTATION COPY. Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was an English author and poet who is best known today for her children';s books. Publishing under E. Nesbit, she wrote or collaborated on over sixty books for children. She was a follower of William Morris and one of the founders of the Fabian Society, the British socialist movement. This book is inscribed to Olindo Malagodi, "To Olindo Malagodi from E. Nesbit July 1905." Malagodi (1870-1934) was a prominent Italian liberal journalist and writer. He trained as a journalist in Britain, became the London correspondent for several newspapers, and eventually became the editor of La Tribuna in Rome. He was a close friend of Nesbit and her husband, Hubert Bland, eventually living near them as he raised his family. His son, Giovanni became an important Italian politician. Bound in original green cloth with lovely floral and fleur-de-lis design in gilt on front cover along with author and title. Light bumping and small light stain to top of rear cover; otherwise in beautiful condition. Front and rear endpapers are foxed but interior pages are bright and clean. Each section is preceded by a blank page with a flower illustration. Each flower is a different color. Nesbit';s books of verse are uncommon and nearly impossible to find signed. 143 pages plus 4 pages of ads for Nesbit';s books. POE/050611.

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        Photograph Album of Anticosti Island

      Unknown 1905. () Near fine. Oblong Folio in gilt stamped full leather, silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt with 29 photographs approximately 28.5 X 39 CM - both vertical and horizontal formats. Photographer Unknown. Includes a portrait of Henri Menier (1853-1913) and photo of Quebec City from the river, the rest showing Anticosti Island many of the improvements made by Menier since its aquisition, including exterior and interior shots of his mansion at Baie-Ellis, the new settlements, road improvements, etc and of the 'Bacchante' a 1, 200 ton yacht which Menier bought from the Russian, Prince Stroganoff than outfitted with naval guns. Inscribed and Signed by Henri Menier on Portrait to Captain Newton. Rare there being only a few similar albums with different photos and qualities. Aquired from the Newton Family. In December 1895, Henri Menier, a rich French chocolate manufacturer, brought Anticosti island for $125,000.00, based on the recommendations of his life-long friend George-Martin Zede, with the intention of developing a model settlement and a fishing and hunting paradise that he could visit with his friends. Martin Zede who was named Director- General of the Island (1895-1926), spent considerable financial resources under the directions of Menier, until Menier's death in 1913. Henri Menier initially developed the village of English Bay which he renamed Bay-Holy-Claire in honour of his mother. Then, a few years later, ordered its installations to be moved to Ellis Bay, creating a new village that became Port-Menier where he built a sumptuous villa for his infrequent visits, at the cost of $130,000.00. Martin Zede developed the lumber, agriculture annd fishing bringing a certain amount of prosperity for the islands' inhabitants. The most extravagant was the introductiong of several animal species of which the stag of Virginia constitutes one of the principal richness of the island today. With the death of Henri Menier, in 1913, his brother Gaston continued, in a less intensive way, the development of the island including the construction of several fishing and hunting lodges and the development of tourism related to these activities. Gaston Menier (1855-1934), was an active member of the Quebec Yacht Club 1905-13 and proprietor of the yacht Bacchante. In 1926, Gaston would resell the island to 'Wayagamack Pulp and Paper' for approximately $6,000,000.00..

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        Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten

      Leipzig and Wien: Franz Deuticke, 1905 - Freud's work on jokes and their relationship to the unconscious First edition. 8vo. 205, [1] pp. Publisher's wrappers. Spine split and damaged, wrappers worn, closed horizontal tear to rear cover and last leaf, contemporary owner's inscription to front cover. Grinstein 10652 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      LA LIBRAIRIE ILLUSTREE 1905 - R320025515: CHAQUE volume est composé de 2 TOMES d'environ 420 + 420 pages illustrées de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc in et hors texte - Titres, tomaisons, années et filets dorés - Dos a 5 nerfs / Etat satsifaisant pour Chaque volume sauf le 2eme volume. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 500-SCIENCES DE LA NATURE ET MATHEMATIQUES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shin Bijutsukai, the New Monthly Magazine of Various Designs by the Famous Artists of Today

      Kyoto.: Unsodo.. Volume 32.. Meiji 38. 1905.. 20 single page color woodblock prints on Japanese style folded sheets, stab thread binding, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Light soiling to front cover and scattered foxing to back cover, there are two binding stab holes which don't have a tie, fore edge split along three double sheets, light soiling in margins, crease at lower fore edge corner of a couple of sheets (at very edge), tiny (1/8 inch) hole in first image. Good to very good condition. Exquisite designs by Ogata Korin, skilfully printed with much effective use of silver which shimmers in the light. .

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        The Voyage of the "Discovery" With 260 Full Illustrations by Dr. E. A. Wilson and Other Expedition Members, Photogravure Frontispieces, 12 Coloured Plates in Facsimile from Dr. Wilson's Sketches, Panoramas, and Maps Etc. Folding Maps Tipped in to Back Panel Pockets.

      Scribners, New York, 1905. 1st Edition. Uninked, impressed library mark to the title page only, label to the front pastedown. Subjects: Discovery (Ship) . British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904) . Geology--Antarctica. Antarctica--Discovery and exploration. Very good copies both (2 volumes ) in the original gilt-blocked navy cloth. Elaborate gilt armorial-type designs to both front panels. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to tthe spine bands and panel edges. Remains an uncommonly well preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Empire`s Cricketers:from Original Drawings By A.Chevallier Tayler with Biographiclal Sketches By G.W.Beldam ,Season 1905

      London: Spottiswoode & Co, 1905. The plates represent the foremost cricketers of the day including members of the Australian cricket team. Fine Art Society ,London (1905) 1st ed ,Folio ,48 lithographed plates printed by Spottiswoode& Co on olive /grey paper with descriptive text printed on guards, loose in original red cloth folder as issued .Titled in gilt on the front cover .Now contained in a recent custom made oatmeal coloured cloth slip case with a maroon leather label (5 1/4"x 3") bordered in gilt and labelled "The Empire`s Cricketers". The covers of the folder are somewhat faded (as usual with red cloth) the print and guards are in excellent condition... 1st. Folder and Slipcase. Very Good. 16 1/4 x 10 1/2. Cricket.

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        Pittsburgh Steel Company; Description of the Plant and Its Products Told in Pictures

      Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Steel Company. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. No date listed--ca. 1905. Oblong folio, full leather, illustrated, clean unmarked copy, Very Good copy, some discoloration to some pages, light rubbing or wear to the tips and edges of the covers. Bound collection of 36 original photographs (34 measuring approximately 8x10, remaining 2 measuring approximately 2x10) of this steel-making and producing mill, with the prints mounted on 12x16 inch pages, each with specific printed captions in the lower corner. Leaves bound together with string tie and the whole bound in original full leather, newly rebacked with new end-papers. Small damp-stain on lower edge of a few leaves, but no near the images. This official and elaborate presentation includes birds-eye-views of the Monessen plant (in two parts), an exterior of the office building, views in boiler houses, open hearth furnaces, soaking pits, power plants, engines, and an electric power plant. The products shown include billets, rounds for seamless tubes, wire rods, nails in kegs, barbed wire, staples, and wire fencing. There are views of nail- making machines, and electric welding fence machines. This album was assembled only four years after the Company was incorporated; at the time, it operated plants in the Monongahela River Valley south of Pittsburgh in Monessen and Allenport. A scarce industrial photography album; OCLC locates one copy.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, from Charles Ricketts to Laurence Hodson

      (London: N.p., 1905). (2)pp. letter, together with the original envelope postmarked February 12, 1905. In this letter from Vale Press founder, illustrator, and designer Charles Ricketts to the private press collector and patron Laurence Hodson, Ricketts discusses art, a passion that the two men shared. Ricketts mentions a bust that Hodson purchased and that Ricketts was having mounted for him by W. Talbot Ready, a specialist in antiquities, adding, "I rather dread going to his place as it usually leads to my buying something exquisite; when I took your bust there I returned with a small Greek marble head." Ricketts also discusses an article that he wrote about the re-Raphaelite painter George Frederic Watts for The Burlington Magazine: "It has caused some offence in the New art quarters, if I had followed up with the Impressionists & with Whistler as I was asked to do, I should have to leave for Italy at once." He continues on with his opinion on the Impressionists: "Don't miss the impressionists, some 5 of the Degas are delightful most of the other things beastly, though many of them entertaining; the movement has been a curious side issue in modern painting Watts being a better impressionist & landscapist than Monet for instance who does interestig spaces of raw paint, on a mechanical scheme, inside monotonous shapes, with a wonderful gift for missing all affect at illision other than of a flat painted surface." In closing, Ricketts mentions that he and his partner Charles Shannon are soon embarking on a trip to Italy, and quips, "Anatole France had to be carried doen from the scaffoldage in the Sistina I hope the same thing won't happen to me!" Letter is creased from being folded to fit into the envelope, else fine.

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        Life, Letters and Travels of Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. 1801-1873

      New York, Francis P. Harper, , 1905. Missionary Labors and Adventures among the Wild Tribes of the North American Indians, Embracing Minute Description of their Manners, Customs, Games, Modes of Warfare and Torture, Legends, Traditions. Edited from the Original Unpublished Manuscript, Journals, Letter Books and from his Printed Works with Historical, Geographical, Ethnological and other Notes; Also a Life of Father De Smet. 4 volumes, octavo. Original dark green vertical fine-ribbed cloth, title gilt to spines. Frontispiece to each and 12 other plates, folding map in end-pocket to Volume IV. Hinges of vols. I & IV cracking, indistinct splash mark to upper board of vol. IV, but overall a very good set. First Edition. The Jesuit Father De Smet's Life provides an overview of his life and travels among Western Indian tribes from 1838–70. His journals and notes contain some of the earliest records of the life and customs of tribal life in the Northwest.

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        Unbewußte Gemeinheiten. Unbeswusste Gemeinheiten. Ein Vortrag

      München: Verlag Ernst Reinhardt, 1905 RARE early 1st Edn. BLEULER father of SCHIZOPHRENIA. EUGEN BLEULER Unbeswusste Gemeinheiten. 8vo., 40pp. [22.8 x 14.8cms] Original printed stiff light brown wrappers. FIRST EDITION of one of Bleuler's rare published papers. Paul Eugen Bleuler (April 30, 1857 - July 15, 1939) was a Swiss psychiatrist most notable for his contributions to the understanding of mental illness and coining the term schizophrenia. Bleuler was born in Zollikon, a small town near Zurich in Switzerland, to Johann Rudolf Bleuler, a wealthy farmer, & Pauline Bleuler-Bleuler. He studied medicine in Zurich, and later studied in Paris, London and Munich after which he returned to Zurich to take a post as an intern at the Burghölzli, a university hospital. In 1886 Bleuler became the director of a psychiatric clinic at Rheinau, a hospital located in an old monastery on an island in the Rhine. Rheinau was noted at the time for being backward, and Bleuler set about improving conditions for the patients resident there. Bleuler returned to the Burghölzli in 1898 to be appointed director, where notably he employed Carl Jung as an intern. Bleuler is particularly notable for naming schizophrenia, a disorder which was previously known as dementia praecox. Bleuler realized the condition was neither a dementia, nor did it always occur in young people (praecox meaning early) and so gave the condition the purportedly less stigmatising but still controversial name from the Greek roots schizein ("to split") and phr?n, phren- ("mind"). Bleuler treated celebrated Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky after his breakdown in 1919. Bleuler coined the New Latin word autismus (English translation autism) in 1910 as he was defining symptoms of schizophrenia, deriving it from the Greek word autos (meaning self). According to the Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis by Charles Rycroft, it was Bleuler who introduced the term ambivalence (in 1911). An excellent near fine example, upper cover with a gentle fold neatly straightened.. 1st Edition.

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        Siberia - a Record of Travel, Climbing and Exploration

      Fisher Unwin, London 1905 - Introduced by Baron Heyking and illustrated from photographs taken by the author. Subjects: Botany--Altai Mountains. Siberia (Russia) --Description and travel. Publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated red cloth over bevelled boards, near fine. Slightest suggestion only of toning to the spine. Particularly well preserved; tight, brightly gilt titled and decorated, clean and surprisingly sharp cornered. 1 Kg. 420 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London, Ernest Nister, circa 1905.. Circa 1905. 22 full page chromolithographs illustrations, including 2 of children in motor cars, 1 of cats on a merry-go-round, others of dolls & toys, dressed kittens (2 illustrations), Santa Claus filling stockings. Many line illustrations of young children. Artists include: E.S. Hardy, Evelyn Lance, Alice Cook, Wm Foster & A.E. Jackson. 310 x 260 mm, 12 x 10¼ inches, cloth backed chromo illustrated boards showing little girl scolding naughty kitten. Lower corners slightly bumped. Near Fine copy in scarce very good original cream printed DUSTWRAPPER. The dustwrapper is illustrated in brown line with repeat of title illustration by E. Stuart Hardy (20 mm chip at head, 10 mm chip at tail extending 20 mm onto upper panel, corners very slightly chipped). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Novels of the Sisters Bronte. Thornton Edition

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1905. Hardcover. Good. The Works include: Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre (2 Vols), Shirley (2 Vols), Villette (2 vols), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (2 Vols), The Professor, Agnes Grey and The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell. Twelve (12) volume complete set. Green cloth gilt with gilt flower on spine. Gilt top edges. Printed on uneven (deckle) edged paper. Minor foxing on edges and first and last few pages. Illustrated. A good to VG set. Wuthering Heights is from a different but uniform set, same date, but slightly darker cloth as can be seen in the picture. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

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        A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way

      Washington DC: Carnegie Institution. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, one of only 700 copies, of Barnard's magnificent star atlas, containing the first photographs to show the structure of the Milky Way. Complete with 51 mounted silver prints (as issued) and 50 charts and tables. RARE. "The greatest photographic legacy of Barnard was his magnum opus: A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way… To capture the Milky Way in all its glory, Edward Barnard used the Bruce photographic telescope of the Yerkes Observatory, Chicago. Finance for the telescope had been given to the University of Chicago by Miss Catherine W. Bruce. The Bruce telescope actually consisted of three individual tubes bound rigidly on the same mounting: two photographic telescopes of 10-inch and 6 1/4-inch aperture, and a 5-inch aperture visual telescope used for tracking (guiding) of the stars as the Earth rotates. The great importance of the photographic telescopes lay in their wide-field coverage; the 10-inch had a 50-inch focal length and, to quote Barnard, gave 'exquisite definition' over a field of about 7 degrees (or 14 full moons). The plate-holder for the 10-inch carried glass negative 12 inches square, while that for the 6 1/4-inch carried glass plates measuring 8 x 10 inches. "The scale of the photographs secured with the 10-inch was exceptionally well adapted to revealing the structure of the Milky Way; every inch covered just over one degree of sky. George Ellery Hale, director of the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory owned by the Carnegie Institute of Washington, invited Barnard to Mount Wilson in 1905. A generous grant from Mr. J.D. Hooker of Los Angeles allowed Barnard to transport the Bruce telescope to the Mount Wilson site. Barnard secured forty of his fifty photographs for his Atlas, from one of the world's premier observing sites, in a period spanning February to September, 1905… "The Atlas was completed by Edwin Frost, Director of the Yerkes Observatory in Chicago, and by Barnard's niece, Mary Calvert. Barnard had, however, personally examined 35 700 photographic prints to select only the best to feature in his Atlas, of which seven hundred were produced. The two volume Barnard Atlas is today an exceedingly rare jewel…" (Block and Freeman, Shrouds of the Night). Provenance: With presentation inscription in each volume, "To my friend Gust. Soderberg / With Compliments of John C. Deagan / Chicago December 16 1929 / [signed] John C. Deagan". John Calhoun Deagan (1851-1934), the founder of the J.C. Deagan Company, was, in addition to being an amateur astronomer, a noted musician and manufacturer who became a pioneer in developing scientific tuning mechanisms. Washington DC: Carnegie Institution, 1927. Oblong quarto (Vol 1: 11x11x1.25 inches; Vol 2: 11x10 x1.75 inches), original cloth; housed in custom box. Two volumes. With portrait frontispiece, plate of the Bruce Photographic Telescope, 51 mounted silver prints, 50 charts and tables. A few scratches and stray marks of soiling to cloth; a little rubbing to extremities. Offsetting from portrait (as always, even with the tissue guard). An outstanding copy of a book usually found ex-libris and in terrible condition.

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        Plutarch's Essays and Miscellanies Comprising All His Works Collected Under the Title of "Morals" *5 Volumes*

      New York, NY: Colonial Co., Ltd., 1905. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=6.5"x9.5. 25 Tissued Frontises, Plates. (full book description) Colonial Co., Ltd., New York, NY, 1905. Limited Edition VG+, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 2583pgs(Index). 25 Tissued Frontises, Plates. *Complete 5 Volume Set* Limited Edition copy 901 of 1000 copies. Blue cloth paper spine label, top page ends gold gilt, uncut fore-edge and bottom edge page ends. Paper spine label on each volume are dull, o.w. all are clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, etc. Contents in Fine Like New conditon, covers Near Fine. Great Set!! Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson. SCARCE outside of copies located in libraries. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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      London: Chatto & Windus, 1905. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. ONE OF 110 LARGE PAPER COPIES. (This is copy #6.). Hardcover. Large Paper Copy, Finely Bound, Unopened. 229 x 149 mm (9 x 5 7/8"). Five volumes. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. ONE OF 110 LARGE PAPER COPIES. (This is copy #6.). ESPECIALLY FINE CONTEMPORARY BURGUNDY CRUSHED MOROCCO BY BUMPUS (signed on front turn-in), covers and board edges with double gilt rule, spines very attractively and densely gilt in compartments filled with massed stippled volutes enclosing a quatrefoil at center, elegant inner gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed. ENTIRELY UNOPENED. Photogravure frontispiece portrait in final volume. Titles printed in red and black. Wise III, 2; Ashley Library VII, 69-70. One spine just barely darker than the others, a couple of mild corner bumps, otherwise A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND SET IN SPLENDID CONDITION. Swinburne (1837-1909) was a virtuoso of verse, able to produce dazzling and enthralling lines in a wide range of meters and stanzaic forms. He was also a shocking pagan in terms of the content of his poetry, a significant portion of which was erotic. Though he was dismissed from Oxford for disciplinary reasons, he formed important friendships there with Ruskin, Tennyson, Morris, Rossetti, and Burne-Jones. In addition to verse, Swinburne penned enough tragedies to fill these five volumes, perhaps the best of which is "Chastelard," in which the title character falls desperately in love with Mary Queen of Scots, follows her to Scotland, is discovered in her room, and is executed. Swinburne's fascination with the tragic queen continues in the plays "Mary Stuart" and "Bothwell." Other dramas in the present set include his first published works, "The Queen-Mother" and "Rosamond," and the shorter tragedies "Locrine," "The Sisters," and "Mario Faliero." Our remarkably appealing bindings are typical of the classically designed, well-executed, and generally undervalued work produced under the Bumpus name for a substantial period, beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. Packer says that the Bumpus bindings emanated from the bookselling firm of John and Edward Bumpus, which was founded in 1780, and the Bumpus name still held an honored place among London binderies well into the 20th century.

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        Kate Greenaway

      1905. first edition. Edition de Luxe With an Original Pencil Sketch by Kate Greenaway[GREENAWAY, Kate]. SPIELMANN, M.H., and G.S. LAYARD. Kate Greenaway. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1905.Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies (this copy being No. 181), signed by the artist’s brother, John Greenaway. Large quarto (10 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches; 267 x 206 mm.). xix, [1], 300, [1], [3, blank] pp. Color frontispiece and fifty-three color plates after Kate Greenaway, with descriptive tissue guards, and numerous black and white illustrations, including thirty-four half-tone plates.Original white cloth over bevelled boards with front cover and spine lettered in gilt and decoratively stamped in blind in a geometric and floral design. Top edge gilt. Color pictorial endpapers. A near fine copy.All 500 copies of the Edition de Luxe have original Kate Greenaway artwork bound in. Copy No. 1 has five watercolor sketches, copy No. 2 has four, copy No. 3 has three, copy No. 4 has two, and copy Nos. 5-10 each have one watercolor sketch. Beginning with copy No. 11, each copy has an original pencil sketch.This copy has an exceptional original pencil sketch by Kate Greenaway depicting a young girl, standing facing left, wearing a long dress with an empire waist, big puffy sleeves, and a wide sash with a bow at the back. At upper right, are detailed sketches of her arms, wearing long fingerless gloves, resting on a surface.“Containing upwards of 80 full page illustrations, 53 of which are reproduced in facsimile from original water-colour drawings by Kate Greenaway. There are also numerous thumb nail sketches with pen and pencil throughout the text, many of them from letters to Ruskin. Few of the illustrations have ever been published before. The Edition de Luxe is limited to 500 copies…each copy being signed by Mr. John Greenaway and numbered. It contains the earliest impressions of the illustrations, and the letterpress is printed on hand-made paper. Bound in white vellum cloth, gilt top…Each of these copies contains an original pencil sketch by Kate Greenaway…Fifteen Extra Copies. Each of these copies contains at least one original water-color sketch by Kate Greenaway” (Publisher’s Prospectus).Schuster & Engen 226. Thomson 400.

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        [Miniature] The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a discourse of rivers, fish-ponds, fish and fishing

      London: Henry Frowde, (c. 1905). (xx), (586)pp. From "The Fifth Edition, much corrected and enlarged." Printed on India paper at the Oxford University Press, with a frontispiece portrait and half-tone title. This copy is from the miniature library of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,and bears his initials, as well as those of Eleanor Roosevelt, on the verso of the front endpaper. Also on the front endpaper is the numbered book label from Roosevelt's library. Roosevelt was the only president who collected miniature books: it is estimated that his collection comprised over 750 volumes, many of which were presented to him by Eleanor, and these bore both of their initials. This copy was sold at the first auction of the Roosevelt miniatures in 1951, which took place at the Hammer Galleries in New York. Accompanying the book is a magazine clipping announcing the sale, and the lot ticket and estimate. From this sale, the book was bequeathed to the purchaser's son, who, in turn, gave it to its most recent owner -- an angling enthusiast. Bound in brown polished calf with simple gilt rules on both panels and title in gilt on the spine. Spine and corner tips show some drying, frontispiece detached and laid in place, else a near fine copy. A.e.g. (Spielmann 504; Bondy p. 117; Welsh 7030; See Bromer/Edison, p. 156). (2 3/16 by 1 15/16; 60x49mm). Together with: Weber, Francis J. FDR's Little Books. Bradenton, FL, Opuscula Press, 1991. First edition. One of 150 copies. With 20-cent FDR postage stamp from 1982 as frontispiece. Very fine in light gray linen cloth.

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        Art Work of Fayette County, PA (Pennsylvania), 1905

      Chicago: Gravure Illustration Co.. 1905. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1905. Folio, published in 9 parts, housed in original cloth slipcase/chemise with ties. Each of the 9 parts is bound in black paper wraps printed in gilt and has ca. 8-10 gravure photographs of scenes (both buildings and landscapes) of Fayette County, the largest towns of which are Uniontown and Connellsville but also containing a historic stretch of the National Pike (Rt. 40), historic battlefields such as Fort Necessity, and lovely scenery and streams (the Youghiogheny River and Ohio- Pyle). Very RARE. Very good overall condition, light wear to 'slipcase' and a few of the volumes having some chips and wear to their outer wraps, but complete in nine parts and all the contents and photo views in great condition.

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        The Troll Garden

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co.,, 1905. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, decoration to upper board in blind. Hinges cracked but perfectly sound, trifling paper flaw to rear endpaper, tips of cloth very lightly rubbed but a splendid copy and not common in this condition. First Edition of the author's first book. With the author's signed inscription, "Willa Sibert Cather / Lincoln / August twenty-sixth / 1905". With the contemporary ownership signature of one W. L. Westermann whom we believe to have been William Linn Westermann who like Cather was a member of the faculty at the University of Nebraska. A rare book inscribed.

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      London: William Heinemann, 1905. First edition. Very Good. A Very Good copy of Maugham's first travel book, documenting his experiences in Andalucia. Stott's binding variant (i) with wear at corners, but retaining original gilt titling on covers and with most pages unopened. Some light, scattered foxing and rear hinge starting. INSCRIBED by the author to noted book collector: "For Ingle Barr, this my early production W. Somerset Maugham." An uncommon book in any condition and rarely seen signed or inscribed. Additional images available upon request. Very Good.

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      HACHETTE ET CIE 1905 - R320025514: 5469 PAGES (Totalité des 7 TOMES) + Environ 600 pages - Illustrées de nombreuses figures et photos en noir et blanc dans le texte - Nombreuses cartes geographiques en couleurs hors texte - Texte sur colonnes - Titres, tomaison et filets dorés - Dos a 5 nerfs - Quelques signets conservés. TOME I : DE à B / TOME II : DE C à D / TOME III : DE e à K / TOME IV : DE L à M / TOME V : DE N à P / TOME VI : DE Q à SD / TOME VII : DE SE à Z / SUPPLEMENT TOME VII : D-Z. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 900-GEOGRAPHIE, HISTOIRE, SCIENCES AUXILIAIRES DE L'HISTOIRE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dritte asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy. Band VI. Forschungen im Osten zur Aufhellung des Ursprungs der Magyaren. Geschichtliche Übersicht und meine Wahrnehmungen, Erfahrungen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Ergebnisse meiner Expeditionen. Harmadik Àzsiai utazása. VI. Kötet. Keleti Kutatások a Magyarság eredetének felderitese érdewkén. Történelmi áttekintes es észleleteim, tapasztalataim különös tekintettel, expeditiom eredményeire

      Budapest/Lpz., Hornyanszky Viktor/Karl W. Hiersemann 1905.. 4°. 2 Bll., 303 (1) S. Mit 106 Abb., 1 gefalt. Karte de Mongolei, 1 gefalt. Taf. HLn. Karte einger. Mit eh., 12-zeiliger eh. Widmung von Gróf Jenö Zichy (1837-1906), datiert, 20. 02. 1906. Das Werk ist in deutsch und ungarisch verfasst. - Beiliegend: die in ungarisch gehaltene Parte von Zichy Jenö gróf. Budapest 28. Dezember 1906.

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        [In Japanese]. Setsu Kushi Hinagata [Patterns of Miniature Combs]

      [1905]. The Art of Japanese Hair CombsA Singular Scrapbook[DECORATIVE ARTS]. [In Japanese]. Setsu Kushi Hinagata [Patterns of Miniature Combs]. [Tokyo: Japan Art Society, 37th Year of the Meiji (1905)]. Octavo (9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in; 242 x 140 mm). 154 pp. A unique scrapbook of over 500 charcoal rubbings on rice paper of Japanese miniature comb and hairpin (koagi) patterns tipped-in to the pages of three issues of Japanese Art Society Reports bound together. The original collector has crossed-out the original titles, publisher, etc., and provided their own manuscript title in black marking pen. Each page has two rubbed patterns, each pattern with upper and lower views of each comb, and the rubbings are remarkably sharp with even small details very clear.Publisher's original string-bound wrappers with losses but the integrity of interior of the book remains complete and intact. Early auction clipping for this item ("Kushi Hinagata") mounted to the inside of the rear (Japanese front) cover. Housed in a green silk drop-back box with traditional Japanese clasps with paper label on spine, lettered in Japanese.The art of Japanese hair decoration, or kushi, dates back hundreds of years and has rich and varied heritage. As with much Eastern art it served to "beautify items of everyday use, to make the commonplace extraordinary [and] to tell of the life and status of the wearers, who were geisha, courtesans, court ladies, and housewives" (Ziesnitz and Momoko, Combs and Hairpins, Daruma: Japanese Art and Antique Magazine, Summer 2002). And, indeed, this work is a testament to the beautiful and elegant diversity of this Japanese decorative art. A curious, attractive and visually arresting book, one with certain aesthetic merit, given the obsessive care and attention necessary to compile such a volume which, with its use of a marking pen, dates this compilation to sometime post-1952, the year that marking pens were introduced. A valuable historical, cultural, and artistic record as well as an object that, as much as its subject, renders the commonplace extraordinary, and takes its place along side of Hokusai's classic Imayo Kushi Hinagata (1823) as a key reference."Women have always adorned themselves but perhaps none so subtly as the Japanese. You can reproduce the old hairstyles seen in painting and sculpture but their hair ornaments remind us of the coiffures on which they were worn. In other words, hair ornaments are tangible souvenirs of ancient hairstyles."Hair ornaments were not mere accessories to feminine coiffure and attire. In keeping with the Japanese urge to beautify items of everyday use, to make the commonplace extraordinary, they were turned into artistic objects mirroring cultural and and social history. They tell of the life and status of their wearers, who were geisha, courtesans, court ladies, and housewives."They give a glimpse of the exceptional beauty of Japanese art..." (Ziesnitz, Sharon. Combs and Hairpins. Daruma 35, vol. 9, No. 3, Summer 2002).

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        The Collected Works

      Foyers, The Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth,, 1905–7. 3 volumes, octavo. Printed on India paper. Original limp vellum, titles to upper boards gilt, top edges gilt others uncut, green silk ties. Housed in a black cloth slipcase. Portrait in each volume. Ties perished, one or two hinges cracked, vellum dusty and typically lightly bowed. An excellent set. First Edition, Sole Printing, in the first issue format bound in three. A spectacular piece of early Crowley egomania. Very uncommon.

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        Orpheus, A Lyrical Legend

      Boleskine, Foyers, Inverness: Society For The Propagation Of Religious Truth, 1905. First Edition, "Fourth Printing". Two volume set, one of 100 copies. White linen spines shows some aging. Paper title labels lightly chipped without title loss. Volume I on right side, Volume II small chip to top right corner (see scan). Blue paper covered boards show some wear, corner bumping. Sewn binding tight. Internally clean, and very bright.. First Edition. Linen Spine, Boards. Very Good +/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Oracles, The Autobiography of an Art (Unpublished Fragments of the Work of Aleister Crowley with Explanatory Notes by R.P. Lester and the Author)

      Boleskine, Foyers, Inverness: Society For The Propagation Of Religious Truth, 1905. An old, perfectly executed rebind, emulating the Camel Hair first edition wraps. Spine "doubled" as to avoid spine creasing. White spine title bright, without loss. Very small chip to the rear wrap, bottom corner. Binding very tight. Internally, clean and bright. "The Works of Aleister Crowley" detachable competition order form is present as called for, bound in at the rear and not detached. . First Edition. Near Fine in Wraps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The self-interpreting Bible, with commentaries, references, harmony of the gospels and the helps needed to understand and teach the text, illustrated and explained by over four hundred photographs showing the places of Bible event as they appear to-day

      Boston ; J.Q. Adams, 1905. 1st Edition in this form. Complete in 4 volumes. Related names: Lee, James Wideman (1849-1919). Cooke, Henry (1788-1868). Brown, John (1722-1787). Bain, Robert Edward Mather (1858-1932). Description: 4 v. col. fronts., illus., plates (part col.) maps (1 fold.) 30 x 24 cm. Subjects: Bible - Commentaries. Bible - Dictionaries. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked leather over matching buckram boards. Professionally re-cased with the original spines laid back; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans etc. on request.

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        Inaugural Addresses of the President s of the United States From A.Johnson to T.Roosevelt

      The Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelley & Sons,, Chicago:, 1905. First edition. 12mo. 125 pp. Frontispiece portrait. Original gilt-stamped decorated green cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Very good.\n\nSPECIAL NOTE: The sample book shown below is brought to you by Open Library and is not the book listed for sale. The book shown below is a great example of the book and is offered to you for your reading pleasure.\n\n

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        Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States from Johnson to Roosevelt

      Chicago: R. R. Donnelley / The Lakeside Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1905. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, embossed publisher's medallion in gilt on front cover, t.e.g., fore-edge and bottom edge deckle. Tissue-protected B&W frontispiece portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. . Head and heel of spine are very slightly rubbed, else unmarked, tight, clean and square. Gilt bright, corners very slightly worn. NEAR FINE. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 3. Frontispiece. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 125 pp .

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        The Man of Sorrows

      East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters, 1905. Octavo. (iv), 111pp. One of 100 copies on Imperial Japon, signed by Hubbard. The title page is hand-decorated with a thistle design, and the colophon device and opening initials are hand-colored. An account of the life of Christ written by the enterprising founder of the Roycrofters, Elbert Hubbard himself, in a lovely binding, probably by Louis H. Kinder. Hubbard brought Kinder, an expert bookbinder, to East Aurora in 1897 in order to set up a bindery. Kinder became responsible for the training and supervision of other bookbinders, and, by 1900, the Roycrofters were offering deluxe, hand-tooled editions of their books. Bound in full blue levant with an elegant, Art Nouveau-style motif on the front cover framing the title, featuring flowers created with tan morocco onlays and gilt-tooled leaves. The spine is gilt-titled and decorated with a foliate design. Wide morocco turn-ins have gilt-tooled flowers slightly larger than those on the front cover and leaves in each corner, framing marbled endpapers. In a felt-lined box with the title printed on the spine. Box shows some soiling and wear, else very fine.

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      L.H. Leferire & Son, London 1905 - Image Size : 370x650 (mm), 14.5x25.625 (Inches), Platemark Size : 455x710 (mm), 17.875x27.875 (Inches), Paper Size : 480x735 (mm), 18.875x28.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, Etching

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      19. Very Good. VERNE, Jules. VINGT MILLE LIEUES SOUS LES MERS. Paris: Collection Hetzel, n.d. (circa 1905 -1919). Later edition. Wood-engraved illustrations by Hildibrand, mostly in the text, after Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou. Six plates are inserted; each is toned with either one or two colors, red and/or green. Tall octavo. 28 cm. [4],434,[2] pp. Elaborately decorated publisher's binding of red cloth, stamped in gilt and printed in black and green on the front and spine. (The head of an elephant in the upper left corner of the front panel with pictorial scenes in three ruled inset blocks entwined by a long sprig of green leaves; a fan device at the center has a stylized title motif with "Jules Verne" and "Voyages Extraordinaires" in a scroll below it.) The back panel has a central medallion with the publisher's monogram printed within a frame of Greek-style decoration, printed in black. Blue-grey coated endpapers. A.e.g. Binding has a bright and fresh appearance and is sound, despite slight edgewear at heel, crown, tips of corners, and near the top of the lower joint, and a short (1 cm) closed-tear at crown. Text leaves are clean except for one leaf (pp. 87 - 88), which has small soiled spot, and are evenly and lightly toned throughout. A very good example of the beautiful illustrated editions of Jules Verne produced by Hetzel. ("Collecting Jules Verne," by A. B. Edwards, p. 26 - 49 in Firsts VI: 7/8.)

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London; Heinemann. 1905., 1905. First Rackham Edition. Quarto. 51 mounted colour plates. Publisher's original green cloth boards with gilt pictorial title to upper. Scuffing and rubbing to extremities, some fraying at spine ends. A little bumping here and there with some light foxing to prelims. Essentially a very good copy of a beautiful work by Rackham, all plates clean and tidy, tissue guards present etc. Internally clean, ink ownership to front pastedown. Housed in a tailor made green felt lined slipcase. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Frolics in Catland

      1905. first edition. Onward, For Kitten and CountryFurry Fun For AllWAIN, Louis. Frolics in Catland. Father Tuck's "Travels in Fairyland" No. 9071. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1905?]. First edition. Oblong quarto (8 5/8 x 10 3/4 in; 218 x 272 mm). [26] pp. With eight full-page and numerous color text illustrations. Verses by Norman Gale.Quarter red cloth over pictorial paper boards. Illustrated endpapers. Child's neat signature to ownership page. Fore-edge of first leaf neatly strengthened with tissue. Some edge and corner wear, slight toning to endpapers, still an excellent copy.At the end of the nineteenth 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).Not in Dale. Unrecorded by Wood.Contents: Conrad's Croquet; The Plucky Cricketer; [Two Cats Playing Tennis]; The Winner; [Two Cats Playing Golf]; Dairy Down Golf Club; Amelia Mlik; Augustus Purd; Tramping Ted; [Two Cats Rowing a Boat]; Camilla Clott; [Two Cats Picking Flowers]; Wooden Bricks; The Poor Bugler; [Two Cat Brass Band]; Jake; [Two Musical Cats]; Pippina Joy; Signor Whiskerando Kat; Velvina Fox; Devoted Dandy; {Two Cats Singing a Comical Duet]; Tomto; [Two Members of the Famous Band] and Fernand.

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        Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes - Containing a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells By Englishmen and Others

      Glasgow: James MacLehose and Sons, 1905. Twenty volumes complete, 1905-1907 - Volume One - l, 504pp, [4]; Volume Two - xv, [1], 548pp, [4]; Volume Three - xvii, [1], 569pp, [1]; Volume Four - xix, [1], 571pp, [1]; Volume Five - xvii, [1], 528pp, [2]; Volume Six - xix, [1], 543pp, [1]; Volume Seven - xix, [1], 571pp, [1]; Volume Eight - xvii, [1], 593pp, [1]; Volume Nine - xix, [1], 569p, [1]; Volume Ten - xv, [1], 525pp, [1]; Volume Eleven - xvi, [2], 648pp, [2]; Volume Twelve - xvi, [6], 632pp, [2]; Volume Thirteen - xix, [3], 558pp, [1]; Volume Fourteen - xix, [3], 591pp, [1]; Volume Fifteen - xv, [3], 567pp, [1]; Volume Sixteen - xix, [3], 579pp, [1]; Volume Seventeen - xv, [3], 549pp, [1]; Volume Eighteen - xvii, [3], 539pp, [1]; Volume Nineteen - xxi, [3], 549pp, [1] and Volume Twenty - xi, [3], 414pp, [2], 24pp. Original blue cloth, title in gilt to spine, blind stamped frame and corner pieces with central ship motif in gilt to cover, ex-library with a library sticker to front pastedowns. Spines slightly faded, slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally quite bright and clean, with no other stamps or stickers. Bridges and Hair, Hakluyt Society, Extra Series 14-33, (as found here), 'a limited number of sets were taken over by the Society and bound in HS binding'. Uncommon thus. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Ex-Library.

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        Purchas His Pilgrimes (Hakluytus Posthumus) : Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells By Englishmen and Others (20 Volume Set)

      James MacLehose and Sons, 1905. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete 20 volume set. 8vo. Blue cloth. Glasgow: James MacLehose, 1905-1907. Reprint of the 1625 edition, with folded facsimiles of title pages; illustrations, numerous fold out maps, etc., reproduced in facsimile. Includes index and adverts. at end of vol. 20. Top edges gilt. Toning at margins. Scattered foxing. Generally sound bindings and covers. Volume 1 has a scuff with minor loss at spine, vol. 15 has a scratch/discoloration on cover. (See pictures) Seen as a continuation of Hakluyt's Voyages, Purchas his Pilgrimage was an influential work promoting English exploration and commercial development of the New World. Purchas acquired Hakluyt's manuscripts after his death and used the material, as well has his own research to publish Pilgrimes in 1625. Purchas's account of Kubla Khan was one of the sources of inspiration for the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Hakluytus Pothumus or PURCHASE HIS PILGRIMES Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Land Travells

      Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons. Complete 20 volume set uniformly bound in original blue cloth. 1905 to 1907. 1st edition. hb. 8vo, Printed in a limited edition of 1,000. . Purchase, whose date of birth is uncertain, but was probably around 1577, was born at Thaxted, in Essex, England. He was educated at Cambridge, and in 1604 was appointed to the Vicarage of Eastwood near Leigh on the Thames. It was from the "lusty seamen" of this coastal town that he began to gather his tales of exploration and nautical adventure, a vocation he was to pursue (at no little cost to himself, or his family) until the end of his life. He continued to garner material from all sources, including the papers of Hakluyt (who died in 1616). His first volume appeared in 1613, and subsequent volumes appeared until 1625, often being reprinted and reissued with new volumes. Purchase died in 1626. The text of this edition is an exact reprint of the 1625 edition, with the exception that a more comprehensive index has been supplied. It may be understood that all volumes in this set show wear and bumping, with light to heavy soiling to the boards. The latter volumes, in particular, are troubled by superficial exposure to moisture, as the boards are water spotted, and some pages are quite foxed. There is, however, no odor, or evidence other than cosmetic of a deleterious affect. All volumes are complete, and all maps are present. All volumes may safely be handled and read. A good set, which, if it were prettier, which fetch a much more substantial price. .

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        THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO: Being That Part of the Author's Series on The History of Mexico Covering the Period of the Spanish Conquest 1516-1803 - 3 Volume Set

      New York: The Bancroft Company Three blue cloth hardcover volumes with pastedowns with titles on spines are in good condition except for some cracking inside binding hinges leaving threads of binding exposed. There is no date; circa 1905. More detail description below. These three volumes appear to have been published separately from the 39 volume set The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. In that 39 volume set, six were on the history of Mexico. The subtitle on these three volumes refer to the time period covered by volumes 9, 10, and 11. Volume I has front hinge just starting to crack, inside back cover more severely cracked with slight separation of board bottom half of back cover. Text block firmly intact. Corners of book are bumped, some rubbing and light soil, front cover has minor crease. 702 pages with preface and authorities quoted an additional 112 pages. Includes a foldout map of the New Spain of 1521. Contents indicate this volume covers 1516 - 1521. Volume II has long crack in front hinge more than one-half with slightly shaky front cover, inside back cover is just slightly cracked. Bumped corners and minor wear to binding. 790 pages with 14 pages of contents and a foldout map of New Spain during the Sixteenth Century. Covers 1521-1600. Volume III is near very good with good hinges, minimal wear to covers. 780 pages with 15 pages covering title page through contents. Period covered is 1601-1800. This volume does not have a foldout map but several smaller ones throughout text. Price for this three volume set includes US shipping and insurance. International shipping rate will be higher.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated with Maps. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

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        William Caxton.

      Chicago: The Caxton Club 1905 . Limited Edition of 148 copies Large 4to, [9], 8-118, [1] pp, frontispiece and 25 plates, original leaf inserted in a pocket inside back cover, original dark grey paper boards, red cloth spine, printed paper label, uncut. A fine copy. Of the 252 copies printed, 148 had, inserted, an original leaf from an imperfect copy of the first edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, printed by William Caxton (c. 1478) and formerly in the possession of Lord Ashburnham Goff C431

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        Rosa Mundi A Poem By H.D. Carr With An Original Composition By Auguste Rodin

      Paris & London: Ph. Renouard & E. Dennes, 1905. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. dark rose printed wrappers disbound, housed in fine quarter blue morocco and navy cloth portfolio, spine printed in gilt./No Dust Jacket. Rodin, Auguste. 15 pages in text. 32 x 25 cm. Limited edition, one of 488 copies on with a full page watercolor drawing by Auguste Rodin signed in the plate. Born Edward Alexander Crowley, also known as Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast, Crowley, a bisexual libertine who gained tumultuous notoriety in his lifetime; denounced by the popular press as "the wickedest man in the world," was perhaps the most influential occultist of all time. He married Rose Edith Kelly in 1904 to which these poems may have been dedicated. Clean, bright copy.

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        The political history of England : in twelve volumes / edited by William Hunt and Reginald L. Poole

      London : Longmans, Green and Co., [1905-1924], 1905. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 12 v. : illus., maps ; 23 cm. Subjects: Great Britain -- England -- History. Note: vols. 1, 10 & 11 are new impressions, published 1920, 1924 & 1919 -- vols. 7 & 12 are 3rd impressions, published 1916 & 1911-- all other vols. are 1st editons publishsed 1905-1911. Contents: v. 1. From the earliest times to the Norman Conquest (1066) / T. Hodgkin -- v. 2. From the Norman Conquest to the death of John (1066-1216) / G.B. Adams -- v. 3. From the accession of Henry III to the death of Edward III (1216-1377) / T.F. Tout -- v. 4. From the accession of Richard II to the death of Richard the III (1377-1485) / C. Oman -- v. 5. From the accession of Henry VII to the death of Henry VIII (1485-1547) / H.A.L. Fisher -- v. 6. From the accession of Edward VI to the death of Elizabeth (1547-1603) / A.F. Pollard -- v. 7. From the accession of James I to the Restoration (1603-1660) / F.C. Montague -- v. 8. From the Restoration to the death of William III (1660-1702) / R. Lodge -- v. 9. From the accession of Anne to the death of George II (1702-1760) / I.S. Leadam -- v. 10. From the accession of George III to the close of Pitt's first administration (1760-1801) / W. Hunt -- v. 11. From Addington's administration to the close of William IV's reign (1801-1837) / G.C. Brodrick and J.K. Fotheringham -- v. 12. During the reign of Victoria (1837-1901) / S. Low and L.C. Sanders. Very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Corners bumped. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of vol. 5. Previous owner's inscription to front pastedown of vols. 7, 10, 11 & 12. Small edge tear to bottom of spines, vols. 5 & 6. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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      1905. 1. PARKER,N. AND B. FUNNY BUNNIES: ARTIST'S MANUSCRIPT WITH WATERCOLORS. This is the rare original manuscript for the Parkers' book Funny Bunnies published in London by W. & R. Chambers circa 1905. This original is comprised of a ring bound sketch book containing all of the original watercolors used in the book (including the covers), as well as paste-ups for each text page that are also generously illustrated in line. The art for the covers has been mounted onto a single sheet of grey paper to form the covers of the manuscript. Like the published book, it is oblong measuring 14" wide by 10 inches, slightly larger than the published book and except for a short crease on the cover it is in fine condition. The text in verse tells about the daily doings of a family of humanized bunnies that are portrayed in great detail with humor and affection. Aside from the text drawings and interesting publishing notations, there are 14 fabulous full page finished waterecolors that if sold separately would amount to much more than the price of the entire manuscript. Original work by the Parkers is ultra rare and this is a wonderful opportunity to own the complete work for a picture book by them.

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        Les Voyages Extraodinaires; L'Invasion de La Mer - Le Phare du Bout du Monde

      Paris (nd) and (1905): Collection Hetzel Forty-first double volume with Le Phare du bout du monde, a novel rewritten and modified by Michel Verne. Two volumes in one, with two title pages, two frontispieces, 236 and 203pp. illustrated by L. Bennett and George Roux in black & white with 12 chromolithographic plates.Bound in a striking red pictorial cloth binding with several gilt vignettes, accented with green leaves, pictorial gilt spine with blue accents,all edges gilt, minor light wear to corners and spine ends, a touch of bubbling to cloth on rear board, inner hinges re-enforced, over all a very handsome, bright copy of one of Vernes last works.. Quarto.

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        The Baz-Nama-Yi Nasiri A Persian Treatise On Falconry

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1905. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green cloth, front cover gilt embossed. Teg. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 194 pages. 25 x 17 cm. Limited edition, one of 500. Twenty-five black and white illustrations. The author divides his text between Yellow-Eyed and Dark-Eyed Birds of Prey. The original treatise on Falconry by Timur Mirza Qajar was composed in 1868, lithographed in Teheran from which this edition is made. Phillott was a distinguished scholar and linguist; proficient in Persian and Arabic producing two Persian grammars, and contributing many papers to the Journal of The Asiatic Society of Bengal. Born in India to a career officer in the Indian Army where he too served, taking part in campaigns in the Zhob Valley, Hazara and the North-West Frontier. He also served as Consul in Persia for two years and from 1912 was lecturer in Hindustani at Cambridge. Clean, fresh and crisp copy, hint of rubbing backstrip extremities, endpapers lightly toned, two bookplates, gilt embossed front cover illustration bright.

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