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        LIEUT. GULLIVAR JONES: HIS VACATION ..

      London: George Bell and Sons, 1905.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-301 [302: blank] + two publisher's catalogues, the first 8 pages dated 1905, the second 16 pages dated February 1905, inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in blind and gold. First edition, colonial issue. The Bell issue, part of "Bell's Indian and Colonial Library," utilizes S. C. Brown, Langham & Company sheets with Bell preliminaries and their catalogues, both dated 1905, inserted at rear. Swashbuckling fantasy novel set on Mars that some researchers believe to be the inspiration for the Martian stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. "Even today -- but why the 'even,' when in the dream worlds of SF nothing changes? -- passages of Arnold's amazing book come over with force." - Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, pp. 140-41. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-6 and (2004) II-38. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-11. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 47. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 75. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 021. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 52. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 22. Locke, Voyages in Space 25. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1209-12. Bleiler (1978), p. 10. Reginald 00505. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, Canadian military lending library label affixed to front free endpaper and library pocket pasted to the rear free endpaper, a very good copy. (#147986)

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        Madame Desrouchier et son chien.

      Paris: Gustave Pellet, 1905-1911.(). Drypoint. 200 x 150 mm. One of 4 impressions on vellum, signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. With the red stamp of the publisher, Gustave Pellet (Lugt. 1193). Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire, Tome 13, 1965, no. 176. A. 417. E300.

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        O kommunizme [In Cyrillic.]

      Odessa: Burevestnik,, 1905. Octavo. Original paper wrappers printed in blue with green floral decoration, wire-stitched. With the glassine jacket. Ownership signature to front wrapper, unobtrusive library stamps to front wrapper recto and verso and title page. Extremities lightly rubbed with a few small tears and nicks, contents browned, a faint stain to lower margin of front wrapper and title leaf, overall a very good copy. Second 'Burevestnik' edition, an early Russian edition of The Communist Manifesto, first published in German in 1848, and in Russian in 1869 under the more common title 'Manifest Kommunisticheskoi Partii'. OCLC locates just six copies (all in Europe bar one, in the National Library of Israel). The Manifesto is preceded by Plekhanov's lengthy introduction of 1900 (partially censored) which gives a detailed insight into the Marxist theory of class war and the tyranny of the proletariat, moving on to a thorough analysis of the historical origins of Marxist theory. A key feature of the preface is the refutation of critics of the manifesto, and propounders of Marxist theory, such as Bernstein, Sombart and Vandervelde. Also present are the prefaces to the 1872, 1883 and 1890 editions, translated and edited by G. Plekhanov.

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        Fads and Fancies of Representative Americans at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Being a Portrayal of their Tastes, Diversions and Achievements.

      New York: Town Topics Publishing Company, 1905. First edition. Folio, original full green morocco, elaborate tooling to the spine, front and back panels, green silk doublures and endleaves, all edges gilt. Illustrated hundreds of photogravures. All edges gilt. Signed by William Mann, the publisher of Town Topics. Includes sketches of Astor, Pell, Yerkes, Stanford White, Flagler, Schwab, Depew, C.P. Huntington, H.E. Huntington, Chanler, Cleveland, Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Foxhall Keene, and many others. In fine condition. An exceptional production. William d'Alton Mann was a businessman and newspaper and magazine publisher during the civil war. He developed the Mann Boudoir Car, a railroad sleeping car, and published the Mobile Register, The Smart Set, and Town Topics. Mann came to be known for his dubious practices. For example, he created the "blind item," a gossipy news story in which the details of a private happening are reported while the identities of the people involved are not revealed. Mann used this as blackmail to publicly threaten an individual into doing his will, lest Mann chooses to expose him.

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        Journal of Explorations in Central Australia, by The Central Australian Exploration Syndicate ... 1898 to 1900

      Adelaide, Government Printer, 1905. Foolscap folio, 76 pages plus 2 extremely large folding colour maps: 'Map of Explorations in Central Australia ... 1898 to 1901', showing the geographical and topographical nature of the relevant regions (575 x 1550 mm, with a small section extending beyond the top margin), and one giving details of an 11,000 square mile block prospected by Davidson in the first two years (paper size 622 x 1747 mm). Recent cloth with titling in gilt on the front cover; first (title) page a little unevenly sunned near the front bottom corner and along the bottom edge, with a few tiny light marks; expert restoration to a tiny cut to the bottom edge of the last seven leaves and a trifling spot of silverfish damage to the leading margin of the last leaf; an excellent copy. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 27 of 1905; one of only 730 copies. McLaren 7723. The Murchison and Davenport Ranges in 1898 and 1899, and from the vicinity of Tennant Creek westward to within 30 miles of the Western Australian border and back by a circuitous route (Tanami, The Granites) in 1900. Davidson explored one of the few regions that remained unknown at the end of the nineteenth century, and fellow Australian explorer Charles Winnecke considered that 'Mr Davidson's journey, although not quite so extensive, should be classed with that of other leading explorers; his work is of double interest also to us by the fact that it gives us a correct knowledge of the topographical as well as geological nature of the country, which has not been the case with many other explorers'. The last three pages of this paper reprint a lecture on Davidson's explorations given in 1901 by Winnecke, wherein the latter explains how he was responsible for compiling the maps from Davidson's 'bearings and old field notes and plans'.

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        William Caxton.

      Chicago: (Lakeside Press), 1905. Quarto. 118pp. One of 252 copies printed for the Caxton Club by the Lakeside Press. This copy contains a leaf from Caxton's first edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, but it is not one of the148 copies originally issued with the leaf in an envelope at the rear, and a limitation page. Illustrated with 26 collotype plates, which further demonstrate the breadth of Caxton's technique. Housed in a plastic sheet, the leaf is inserted at the rear, bearing the text of "The Tale of Melibius." A fine sample of Caxton's printing, which shows several small marginal repairs. In publisher's binding of gray-green boards backed in red cloth, paper label on spine. Lower rear corner a trifle bumped, else a fine, bright copy with very clean text. Booklabel and bookplate on front paste-down. Housed in a contemporary blue cloth slipcase. (BCC #9; Chalmers 11).

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        Binding, Fine] Love Songs of Childhood

      Printed at the Lakeside Press, Chicago 1905 - Superbly bound in full tan crushed morocco in an unsigned binding extremely reminiscent of the work of Lorenz Schwartz with distinctive and finely executed stylized blooms at each of four outside edge corners, each design having flowing Art Nouveau style patterning, and each with eight small green onlaid petal devices, spine also finely gilt with onlays, as well as the dentelles, exquisite tan silk full doublures and matching free endsheets. One of 500 copies on Imperial Japan vellum, printed at the Lakeside Press. This copy not numbered, but signed by Frederick Skiff-Field in a holograph note at the end. Very fine.

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann, 1905. "The First Book Illustrated Illustrated by Arthur RackhamTo be Issued in a Limited Edition" (Riall).Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905. Deluxe Edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 197. Quarto. 57 pp. Title-page printed in black and green. Color frontispiece and fifty color plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue guards, collected at end of text. Slight foxing to first and last blank leaves only. Bound ca. 1991 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1905 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine copy.Around the middle of 1904... Ernest Brown & Phillips commissioned 50 color illustrations to Rip Van Winkle, and purchased the originals and all rights for 300 guineas. The publishing rights were then resold in a complicated deal to Heinemann, before the illustrations were exhibited at Brown and Phillips' Leicester Galleries... Most of the Rip drawings were sold at the exhibition, and by October they had all found purchasers."Brown and Phillips' investment, made secure by the keenness of Rackham's purchasers, was not let down by the reviews his work received."... When, in September 1905, Rip Van Winkle was published, comparisons between Rackham and German artists [i.e. Dürer and Joseph Sattler] continued to be voiced, The Times remarking on 'the marvel of his Düreresque detail.'"... The 51 illustrations, for a story of not more than five thousand words, enables the story to be told twice, once through Irving's words, and once again, image by image, through Rackham's pictures... In his illustrations, Rackham pays homage not only to Dürer, Cruikshank and Dutch seventeenth-century painting, but to contemporary artists, too..." (Hamilton)."... But the first work that greatly advanced his fame in the years immediately following his marriage was his edition of Rip Van Winkle… This lovely book decisively established Rackham as the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period... The deluxe edition of the book was fully subscribed before the [Leicester Galleries] exhibition closed" (Hudson).Latimore and Haskell p. 26. Riall p. 69. Gettings p. 176. Hamilton pp. 68. Hudson pp. 57, 167. Hudson, p. 180 (Rackham bookplate).

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        JUMBO CRUSOE

      - [DEFOE,DANIEL] (ROBINSONADE). THE STRANGE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF JUMBO CRUSOE AS TOLD BY HIMSELF by Clifton Bingham. London & NY: Nister & Dutton, no date, circa 1905. 4to (8 1/4 x 10 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some cover scratching else VG+. Featuring 12 fabulous full page chromolithographs depicting Robinson Crusoe as a humanized elephant and Friday as a Bear. Also illustrated with pictorial endpapers plus many full and partial page line illustrations, all by G.H. THOMPSON. A humorous and quite scarce picture book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann, 1905. "The First Book Illustrated Illustrated by Arthur Rackham To be Issued in a Limited Edition" (Riall). Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905. Deluxe Edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy no. 197. Quarto. 57 pp. Title-page printed in black and green. Color frontispiece and fifty color plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue guards, collected at end of text. Slight foxing to first and last blank leaves only. Bound ca. 1991 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1905 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine copy. Around the middle of 1904... Ernest Brown & Phillips commissioned 50 color illustrations to Rip Van Winkle, and purchased the originals and all rights for 300 guineas. The publishing rights were then resold in a complicated deal to Heinemann, before the illustrations were exhibited at Brown and Phillips' Leicester Galleries... Most of the Rip drawings were sold at the exhibition, and by October they had all found purchasers. "Brown and Phillips' investment, made secure by the keenness of Rackham's purchasers, was not let down by the reviews his work received. "... When, in September 1905, Rip Van Winkle was published, comparisons between Rackham and German artists [i.e. Dürer and Joseph Sattler] continued to be voiced, The Times remarking on 'the marvel of his Düreresque detail.' "... The 51 illustrations, for a story of not more than five thousand words, enables the story to be told twice, once through Irving's words, and once again, image by image, through Rackham's pictures... In his illustrations, Rackham pays homage not only to Dürer, Cruikshank and Dutch seventeenth-century painting, but to contemporary artists, too..." (Hamilton). "... But the first work that greatly advanced his fame in the years immediately following his marriage was his edition of Rip Van Winkle... This lovely book decisively established Rackham as the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period... The deluxe edition of the book was fully subscribed before the [Leicester Galleries] exhibition closed" (Hudson). Latimore and Haskell p. 26. Riall p. 69. Gettings p. 176. Hamilton pp. 68. Hudson pp. 57, 167. Hudson, p. 180 (Rackham bookplate).

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        De Profundis

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, NY 1905 - "Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish writer and poet who distinguished himself as a leader of London's school of aesthetics in the late nineteenth century. He became famous for his long hair, flamboyant dress, green carnations and colorful, biting wit. His successful novels, social comedies, poetry and letters reflected his belief in the supremacy of art. In 1895, Wilde was convicted of gross indecency in a legal suit from the father of his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. He was imprisoned for two years, serving hard labor, during which time he wrote 'De Profundis': a letter to Douglas discussing their relationship and the spiritual journey that Wilde had undergone in prison. The eighty page manuscript begins by examining Lord Alfred's behavior and negative influence on Wilde during their three-year relationship; the second part of the letter describes the harsh conditions of prison and the physical and emotional toll it took on the writer. He finishes the letter with a Christian analogy of himself as a symbol of art and truth." [Pub. Info] Wilde's apologia pro vita sua. There is some fading on the spine but writing is still clear. 1ST US EDITION, 2ND PRINTING. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        O kommunizme [In Cyrillic.]

      Odessa: Burevestnik, 1905 - Octavo. Original paper wrappers printed in blue with green floral decoration, wire-stitched. With the glassine jacket. Extremities lightly rubbed with a few small tears and nicks, contents browned, a faint stain to lower margin of front wrapper and title leaf, overall a very good copy. Ownership signature to front wrapper, unobtrusive library stamps to front wrapper recto and verso and title page. Second 'Burevestnik' edition, an early Russian edition of The Communist Manifesto, first published in German in 1848, and in Russian in 1869 under the more common title 'Manifest Kommunisticheskoi Partii'. OCLC locates just six copies (all in Europe bar one, in the National Library of Israel). The Manifesto is preceded by Plekhanov's lengthy introduction of 1900 (partially censored) which gives a detailed insight into the Marxist theory of class war and the tyranny of the proletariat, moving on to a thorough analysis of the historical origins of Marxist theory. A key feature of the preface is the refutation of critics of the manifesto, and propounders of Marxist theory, such as Bernstein, Sombart and Vandervelde. Also present are the prefaces to the 1872, 1883 and 1890 editions, translated and edited by G. Plekhanov. Andreas 430.

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        Het werk van Jan en Casper Luyken

      Amsterdam, Frederik Muller & Co., 1905. Two volumes (29 cm), lxiv, 931 pp. (paged continuously), frontispiece, 56 plates (some folding). Publisher's printed wrappers. - Catalogue raisonné of the graphic oeuvre of the prolific book illustrators Jan (1649-1712) and Caspar (1672-1708) Luyken, father and son (some 4,500 different prints as illustrations for at least 500 different books). The catalogue is based on a vast collection assembled by Christiaan Pieter van Eeghen (1816-1889) and was compiled by his son, Pieter, assisted by the first director of the Amsterdam Rijksprentenkabinet, Johan Philip van der Kellen. ¶ Several plates slightly affected by foxing. Collector's discreet blind stamp on upper covers; otherwise a fine copy with no other marks of ownership.

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        Le Crépuscule des Dieux. (With 26 original etchings by Richard Ranft).

      Paris, Le Livre Contemporain, 1905. 27 x 20 cm. Richly decorated brown polished full morocco with slipcase. Gilt spine with five ribs. Covers with six gilt frames of straight lines alternating with dotted lines and ornate corners. Marbled endpapers with gilt line decorations on the edges and sides. Uncut, yet all edges gilt (Weckesser et ses fils). (4), 264 p. Printed in 119 numbered copies. In excellent condition.l This copy was printed for the illustrator and enriched with four original watercolors (including a rejected sketch for the cover), three letters of the writer to the embellisher Ranft and one from the professor of medicine S. Baudry, who was very enthusiastic about this book.A book that is absolutely Right: an exquisite early bibliophile edition, printed in a low number and illustrated with splendid color etchings, gorgeously bound by one of the most prominent binders. Moreover, the copy of the illustrator, festively enhanced with watercolors and author's correspondence!

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        William Caxton

      Chicago: (Lakeside Press), 1905. Quarto. 118pp. One of 252 copies printed for the Caxton Club by the Lakeside Press. This copy contains a leaf from Caxton's first edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, but it is not one of the148 copies originally issued with the leaf in an envelope at the rear, and a limitation page. Illustrated with 26 collotype plates, which further demonstrate the breadth of Caxton's technique. Housed in a plastic sheet, the leaf is inserted at the rear, bearing the text of "The Tale of Melibius." A fine sample of Caxton's printing, which shows several small marginal repairs. In publisher's binding of gray-green boards backed in red cloth, paper label on spine. Lower rear corner a trifle bumped, else a fine, bright copy with very clean text. Booklabel and bookplate on front paste-down. Housed in a contemporary blue cloth slipcase. (BCC #9; Chalmers 11).

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        Die Blendung. Roman. Gesammelte Werke in 10 Bänden - Band 1

      511 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen Sehr rares, numeriertes Exemplar aus einer limitierten Edition, mit der Signatur des Autors auf dem Vorsatz. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 81 der kleinen Vorzugsausgabe. Absolut neuwertig - noch im Original-Verlagspapier eingeschlagen. Elias Canetti (* 25. Juli 1905 in Russe, Bulgarien - + 14. August 1994 in Zürich) war ein berühmter Schriftsteller und Aphoristiker deutscher Sprache und erhielt 1981 den Literatur-Nobelpreis. "Der weltweite Ruhm dieses erstaunlichen Romans eines Sechsundzwanzigjährigen kam, durch die politischen Ereignisse verzögert, erst spät obwohl das Buch von Thomas Mann, Hermann Broch, Hermann Hesse und anderen in seiner Bedeutung sogleich erkannt und enthusiastisch begrüßt worden war. Heute, mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert seit seinem ersten Erscheinen (1935), steht fest, daß Die Blendung zu den großen Büchern der europäischen Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts gehört."

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        Kate Greenaway.

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1905. 4to, 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 halftone plates. Original white cloth over beveled boards with front cover and backstrip lettered in gilt and decoratively stamped in blind in a geometric and floral design. Top edge gilt. Color pictorial endpapers. Cloth with slight soiling as always, a very good copy. Edition de Luxe, #39 of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies signed twice by the artist’s brother, John Greenaway. All 500 copies of the Edition de Luxe have original Kate Greenaway artwork bound in. This copy has an original circular pencil sketch depicting a woman pulling a cart with two children in it. “Containing upwards of 80 full page illustrations, 53 of which are reproduced in facsimile from original watercolor 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 handmade paper. Bound in white vellum cloth, gilt top.… Each of these copies contains an original pencil sketch by Kate Greenaway.” (Publisher’s Prospectus). Schuster & Engen 226. Thomson 400.

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        Géographie de l'Empire de Chine (Cours Inférieur)

      Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique à l'orphelinat de T'ou-Sé-Wè - Chang-Hai, 1905. INTERLINGUE 0,42 Volume dei primi del XX secolo in stato discreto, coperta in mezzapelle con angoli, dorso in pelle con righe e caratteri incisi in oro, punte in tessuto, piatti in cartone rigido, mancante il rivestimento del piatto inferiore, staccato quello del'anteriore, alcuni segni del tempo, legatura appena allentata, fioritura sparsa, tagli poco bruniti, pagine in buono stato. Magnifica vignetta su frontespizio. XV tavole, fuori formato ben piegate, con cartine. Altre cartine fuori testo. Su controguardia incollata tasca in tessuto contenente una cartina ben piegata. Lingue: Francese, Cinese. USATO

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        The Holy Office.

      [Pola: late 1904 or early 1905] - Broadside printed on white wove paper, watermark of a spread eagle, 96 lines in two columns signed in type "James A. Joyce" at the bottom of the second column. Light vertical and horizontal creasing, a couple of spots of light foxing. In excellent condition. First printing. Together with a copy of a letter to Joyce from Thomas Koehler (sometimes Keller) of Dublin – a friend from his Dublin years – telling Joyce that he still has in his possession "a copy of The Holy Office put into my letter box long ago". Koehler adopted the spelling Keller at some point in his life although his family persisted in the original spelling after his death. He had met Joyce in the years preceding his departure for Europe in 1904. The two had become close friends and when Joyce had the Holy Office distributed he specifically directed that copies be given to Keller. Stanislaus reports this copy to be the first one he delivered. The publication date of this printing is not clearly established and the pencil date on this copy is mentioned by Slocum in the bibliography. Slocum notes that an earlier edition was reputed to have been printed in Dublin in the summer of 1904, though none are known to have survived. When the printer asked Joyce to pay for and collect the broadsheets he did not have the funds that month to do so. After receiving an "insolent" letter from the printers, Joyce later had it printed in Pola at his own expense. "Since no copies of the Dublin printing. seem to have survived, the Pola printing may be considered the first edition". Keller became manager of the printing firm Hely's where Leopold Bloom would once have worked. Slocum and Cahoon A2.

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        THEODOSIANI LIBRI XVI CUM CONSTITUTIONIBUS SIRMONDIANIS ET LEGES NOVELLAE AD THEODOSIANUM PERTINENTES vol.II

      Apud Weidmannos, 1905. LATINO 0,74 219 pagine di testo più 109 di introduzione, rilegatura in mezza pergamena, con piatti neri usurati ai bordi e con abrasioni, dorso usurato, con strappi, molte mancanze e titoli ormai quasi illegibili, pagine leggermente brunite, con lieve fioritura e con alcune sottolineature, bordi non rifilati USATO

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        La Vita Nova

      Casa Editrice Dottor Francesco Vallardi - Milano, MILANO 1905 - Biblioteca di classici italiani annotati ITALIANO Volume dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, volume diviso in due blocchi separati, coperta in cartoncino, su piatto anteriore firma d'appartenenza, vari segni del tempo, legatura allentata, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine in buono stato, ultime pagine con punta superiore piegata. Su frontespzio data scritta a penna. Fa parte della collana Biblioteca di classici italiani annotati.

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        THEODOSIANI LIBRI XVI CUM CONSTITUTIONIBUS SIRMONDIANIS ET LEGES NOVELLAE AD THEODOSIANUM PERTINENTES vol.II

      Apud Weidmannos, BEROLINI 1905 - LATINO 219 pagine di testo più 109 di introduzione, rilegatura in mezza pergamena, con piatti neri usurati ai bordi e con abrasioni, dorso usurato, con strappi, molte mancanze e titoli ormai quasi illegibili, pagine leggermente brunite, con lieve fioritura e con alcune sottolineature, bordi non rifilati

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        La Vita Nova

      Casa Editrice Dottor Francesco Vallardi - Milano, 1905. ITALIANO 0,4 Volume dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, volume diviso in due blocchi separati, coperta in cartoncino, su piatto anteriore firma d'appartenenza, vari segni del tempo, legatura allentata, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine in buono stato, ultime pagine con punta superiore piegata. Su frontespzio data scritta a penna. Fa parte della collana Biblioteca di classici italiani annotati. USATO

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        Deutschlands Obstsorten. 60 Apfelsorten. 59 Birnensorten

      (Stuttgart, O. J., (ca. 1905). - 4°. Mit zahlr. s/w Abbildungen, Text und zs. 119 chromolith. Tafeln. Hln., nachgebunden. Guter Zustand! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HOMES IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS. PASTURE AND FARM LANDS FOR SALE

      C. C. Gibbs, Land Commissioner, n. d. (ca 1905)., San Antonio - First edition. 8" x 6 1/4" pictorial wrappers, 51 [1] pp., illustrated from photographs, map on inside rear cover of available lands for sale. Rear inside back wrap map showing lands in Dallam, Sherman, Hansford, Ochiltree, Lipscomb, Hartley, Moore, Hutchinson, Roberts, Hemphill, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Gray and Wheeler counties which are for sale by C.C. Gibbs, Land Commissioner. Also includes information concerning all of the above listed counties. Previously, the land in these counties was reserved for the Houston & Texas Central Railway and the Texas & New Orleans Railroad Company. Now through C. C. Gibbs, Land Commissioner there are over one million acres of land available in these northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle. "Our land is for sale cheap now, $1.50 to $3.00 an acre, less than half what the same land costs elsewhere." Mrs. Hays, twenty-six years in the Panhandle wrote in her 1905 testimonial that "Here we lived happily with our little girl. We made money. I can truthfully say there is no better country on the face of the green earth for making money than the Panhandle country. The winters are dry and the sunny days are fine for a feeder." An extremely rare land promotional. Front and rear covers moderately soiled, bottom corner with a small crease to first six pages, else a very good copy of a rare item. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Scarlet Pimpernel. FIRST EDITION.

      Greening & Co. 1905 Half title. Orig. blue cloth; sl. dulled, extremities a little rubbed, sl. scuff marks to lower leading hinge. Lacking leading f.e.p. A good-plus copy of a scarce item.Scarce in commerce. Baroness Orczy's vastly popular tale of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy Blakeney. He rescues, in daring fashion, victims of the French Revolutionary Terror who are sentenced to death by Guilliotine. The novel was preceded by the play by Orczy of the same title first performed in Nottingham in 1903 and which achieved popular success after its introduction to London's West End in 1905.

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        AMONG THE CRANKS ..

      London: Jarrold & Sons, n.d. [1905].. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-xi [xii] [13] 14-231 [232: ads], four inserted plates with illustrations by J. E. Gran, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind. First edition. Dark fantastic and criminous tales told by male and female inmates of an asylum for the insane. Stories anticipating the macabre tales of Tod Robbins, L. P. Harley, and W. F. Harvey. Hubin (1994), p. 351. Not in Locke, Spectrum I-III. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978); Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. A very good copy. A very scarce book. (#153427)

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        WOGGLE-BUG BOOK

      - BAUM,L.FRANK. THE WOGGLE-BUG BOOK. Chicago: Reilly & Britton 1905. Folio, (11x15"). Green cloth spine, stiff pictorial card covers with yellow stippled background and the title in yellow on rear cover, [48]p. Covers and pages with the usual soil and 2 corners of cover repaired else internally VG clean, overall VG. 1st ed. secondary binding (Bibliographia Oziana 1988 ed. p.78). According to the Schiller catalogue (#138) this was most likely "issued to increase interest in Reilly & Britton's major publication of the previous season, the Marvelous Land of Oz and possibly also to promote the forthcoming musical comedy, The Woggle Bug." The book features the most fanciful and fabulous full page and smaller color illustrations by IKE MORGAN to accompany a tale that continues the story line begun in a newspaper series entitled Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land Of Oz. A large, fragile book and consequently not many intact copies have survived. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'?uvre gravée de Auguste Lepère. Catalogue descriptif et analytique orné de cinq planches originales et de quinze reproductions hors-texte.

      Paris, 1905 - Demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, auteur et titre dorés, tête dorée, couvertures vertes conservées. [AD. LAVAUX]. XXXIXpp, 298pp, Édition originale de ce catalogue raisonné avec une préface de Léonce Bénédite conservateur du musée national du Luxembourg.Ouvrage orné de 5 gravures originales d?Auguste Lepère dont une eau-forte numérotée sur japon en frontispice, trois gravures sur bois en en-tête (un portrait d?Auguste Lepère, l?atelier de l?artiste à Saint-Jean de Monts et un bois en deux tons), et un bois gravé en deux tons hors-texte, ainsi que 15 reproductionsd?eaux-fortes contre-collées.Tirage à 125 exemplaires numérotés et timbrés du monogramme de l?auteur.Ouvrage divisé en cinq parties : Eaux-fortes, bois, lithographies, livres, publications diverses.Exemplaire enrichi d?un envoi autographe « à Madame Pol Neveux en souvenir de son enthousiaste collaboration à l?Exposition de Liège. A. Lepère vieux graveur jeune peintre» ainsi que d?un état d?une planche inédite «La rue du Pot-au-lait» issue de la suite à ajouter au volume : «La Bièvre et le quartier St-Séverin».Avec, relié in-fine :- RAMIRO, Erastène. Louis-Auguste Lepère peintre-graveur. 34pp. orné de nombreux in-texte ainsi que de trois hors-texte.- ROGER-MARX, Claude. Auguste Lepère (1849-4918). Paris, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1919. Faux-titre, titre, 16pp, 4 hors-texte. Avec une gravure sur bois hors-texte sur japon, une eau-forte originale hors-texte, deux reproductions contre-collées hors-texte.Dos légèrement insolé. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Upton Sinclair correspondence and related material.

      1905-47. A collection of Upton Sinclair's correspondence (50 items), mainly with William McDevitt of San Francisco. Many items signed by Sinclair. McDevitt was a bookseller and author, involved in the socialist movement in the Bay Area (finding aid to the McDevitt papers, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley). Mostly business correspondence, most of the letters are brief inquiries about the purchase and marketing of Sinclair's works. However, a number of the letters provide insight into Sinclair's and McDevitt's shared socialist ideology. A few of the letters, 1933-4, refer to Sinclair's unsuccessful run for governor of California on the Democratic ticket. Sinclair, however, ran on his "End Poverty in California" (EPIC) platform, basically a socialist program. Other writers referred to in the letters include Amborse Bierce, George Sterling, Jack London, and Tom Mooney. Of note are two letters from Edge Moor, Delaware (1910-11), when Sinclair was involved in the founding of Arden, Delaware, a community based on Henry George's concept of a single tax (see Delaware: A Guide to the First State (New York: The Viding Press, 1938), 167-75). Also included are an undated letter from McDevitt to "My Dear Students" and an invoice, dated August 25 1938, to McDevitt's book store. This collection also includes four of McDevitt's booklets: "When Coxey's Army Marcht on Washington," written with Carl Brown (1944); "Jack London' First" (1946); "Jack London as Poet and Platform Man" (1947); and "Ambrose Bierce on Richard Realf (1948). With advertising broadsides for Sinclair's books on sale at McDevitt's store, a lecture by McDevitt on "Rockefeller and Revolution," books on "the social question," and a debate on Prohibition. Some items chipped at edges. Booklets lightly tanned, mainly at edges of text.

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        THE SUNLESS CITY WITH AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF [in Greek] HOI-PITHEKOEIDEIS-MESES-TES-GAIES-OIKETAI ... FROM THE PAPERS AND DIARIES OF THE LATE JOSIAH FLINTABBATEY FLONATIN, ESQ

      London: F. V. White & Co. Ltd., 1905.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 1-308, original green cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Novel, with more than a hint of satire, about an underground lost race, reached by a species of submarine and an apparently bottomless lake in the Rocky Mountains." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 162. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 837. Bleiler (1978), p. 145. Reginald 10481. Several small stains to cloth, endpapers foxed and a bit stained at top edges of paste-downs, 35x115 mm rectangular piece clipped from top edge of front free endpaper, else a very good copy. An uncommon book seldom found in nice condition. (#149487)

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        Das Haüs des Bürgers. I. Projekt 1. II. Projekt 2. III. Projekt 3. IV. Projekt 4. V. Projekt 5

      , 1905. 1905. Jochem. 5 vols., 6, 3, 4, 4, 4 pp. introductions prefacing a presentation of 54 plates showing designs for five residences which are excellent examples of the architectural applications of the Jugendstil style, including elevations, cross-sections, floor plans, and interior views of fine rooms decorated in the same style. Minor darkening and age spotting on a couple of pages. Square 8vo. Wrpps. All vols. housed in boards portfolio, cover slightly faded, some wear along spine and edges. Stuttgart (Julius Hoffmann) 1905. As of October 2017, WorldCat locates only four copies of this work in North America. Friedrich Wilhelm Jochem (1881-1945) worked primarily in the Jugendstil style and was one of Joseph Maria Olbrich's notable students.

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        [Jugendstil Classic- Preissig] Byl Jeden Domecek

      Prague: Dedictvi Komenskeho, [1905]. First edition. Bound in the original scarce pictorial card wrappers (gray/beige with light blue design by Preissig. Twelve superb full-page color zincographs by Preissig, the renowned Czech typographer, printmaker, designer, illustrator and teacher. Very rare first edition, seldom found in the wrappers, of the famous Czech children's book. The little text portrays the transience of being on the bottom of a somewhat morbid food chain: from which the cat eats, to oxen, which serve men for a feast, which are finally buried. Alfred Langer writes to the Jugendstil artist Vojtech Preissig: "According to his motto of the" full-blooded bookgraphist, " he demanded a synthesis of craftsmanship and art. The harmony of writing and book decoration was regarded as the most desirable goal. "(Langer, Jugendstil und Buchkunst, p. 175). Near fine with minimal corner wear.

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        A Little Book of Book-Plates.

      1905 - ONE OF 100 COPIES, this copy out of series, tipped in frontispiece of Guthrie's design for Pickford Waller (this slightly spotted), designs printed to rectos in various colours, [unpaginated], foolscap 8vo, original wrappers with label to front carrying a Guthrie design printed in green, roughtrimmed edges a little toned, a few tiny spots at head of rear free endpaper, very good. With a signed inscription to the half-title, 'from James Guthrie, Dec. 2 '11'. Laid in are a couple of further bookplate designs: one by Guthrie and carrying the initials 'E.F' as part of its design - possibly that of Guthrie's close friend Eleanor Farjeon, who joined his circle through their mutual association with Edward Thomas; the other that of artist William Grimmond, designer for the King Penguins series amongst others, with a Thoth design that is not by Guthrie (probably self-executed) - and given that fact a more likely indicator of ownership than the other.

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        Les Contes du Vieux Japon. Traduite par J. Dautremer. Tome Nr. 1 - 20 (de une serie)

      Tokio 17 Kami Negishi ca 1905 - Zwanzig farbig illustrierte O-Bände auf Krepppapier mit O-Seidenfaden-Bindung, p. 24, 22, 18, 18, 24, 22, 24, 28, 28, 22, 18, 26, 22, 28, 22, 30, 26, 28, 34 und 22 Seiten auf Krepppapier mit zahlreichen farbigen Holzschnitten. Sehr gut erhaltene und saubere Exemplare mit Holzschnitten in leuchtenden Farben! Größe pro Band: 10,2 x 15, 2 cm. 20 Booklets from a private diplomatic library of one set in very good condition - - -. Die Bände stammen aus der Bibliothek eines ehemaligen französischen Konsuls in Spanien. Der Band Nr. 20 enthält folgenden Druckhinweis: "Medaille d?or a l?Exposition de Paris de 1900 decernee a T. Hasegawa pour ses gravures sur bois en coleurs d?une haute valeur artistique". Die Einzelbände haben folgende Titel: Nr. 1: Momotaro; Nr. 2: Le Moineau qui a la Langue coupee; Nr. 3: La Bataille du Singe et du Crabe; Nr. 4: Le Vieillard qui fait Fleurir les Arbres Morts. Nr. 5: Le Mont Katsi Katsi; Nr. 6: Le Mariage de la Souris; Nr. 7: Le Vieillard et Les Demons; Nr. 8: Ourasima le Petit Pecheur; Nr. 9: Le Serpent a huit Tetes; Nr. 10: Le Miroir de Matsouyama; Nr. 11: Le lievre d?Inaba; Nr. 12: La Victoire du Petit Renard; Nr. 13: La Meduse Simple et Naive; Nr. 14: Le Prince Feu-Brilliant et le Prince Feu-Luisant; Nr. 15: Monseigneur Sac de Riz; Nr. 16: La Bouillotte du Bonheur; Nr. 17: Sippeitaro; Nr. 18: Le Bras de l?Ogre; Nr. 19: Les Ogres d?Oyeyama; Nr. 20: La Cascade Enchantee. Die Auflage der einzelnen Bände mit japanischen Märchen (Japonese Fairy Tales) betrug zwischen 500 und 1000 Exemplaren.

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        Japan's Year (First Printing)

      T. Hasegawa, Tokyo 1905 - 74 Pp. Black Card Covers With Paper Label Lettered In White And Painted Illustration Of Flowers And Leaves In Green, White And Lavender. Printed On Double Leaves In Japanese Style. Decorative Wrappers, Tied; Paper Label On Cover. Publisher's Advertisements: P. 75-76. Illustrated Throughout With Fine Color Illustrations And Three Tipped-In Color Plates. Scarce. Very Good +, Slight Usage, Some Rubbing At Edges, Some Small Creases (Not Folds) Starting At Edges Of Covers. Later Reprinted By Other Publishers But This Appears To Be The First Printing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fads and Fancies of Representative Americans at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Being a Portrayal of their Tastes, Diversions and Achievements.

      Town Topics Publishing Company, New York 1905 - First edition. Folio, original full green morocco, elaborate tooling to the spine, front and back panels, green silk doublures and endleaves, all edges gilt. Illustrated hundreds of photogravures. All edges gilt. Signed by William Mann, the publisher of Town Topics. Includes sketches of Astor, Pell, Yerkes, Stanford White, Flagler, Schwab, Depew, C.P. Huntington, H.E. Huntington, Chanler, Cleveland, Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Foxhall Keene, and many others. In fine condition. An exceptional production. William d'Alton Mann was a businessman and newspaper and magazine publisher during the civil war. He developed the Mann Boudoir Car, a railroad sleeping car, and published the Mobile Register, The Smart Set, and Town Topics. Mann came to be known for his dubious practices. For example, he created the "blind item," a gossipy news story in which the details of a private happening are reported while the identities of the people involved are not revealed. Mann used this as blackmail to publicly threaten an individual into doing his will, lest Mann chooses to expose him. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        [Binding, Fine] Love Songs of Childhood

      Chicago: Printed at the Lakeside Press, 1905. Superbly bound in full tan crushed morocco in an unsigned binding extremely reminiscent of the work of Lorenz Schwartz with distinctive and finely executed stylized blooms at each of four outside edge corners, each design having flowing Art Nouveau style patterning, and each with eight small green onlaid petal devices, spine also finely gilt with onlays, as well as the dentelles, exquisite tan silk full doublures and matching free endsheets. One of 500 copies on Imperial Japan vellum, printed at the Lakeside Press. This copy not numbered, but signed by Frederick Skiff-Field in a holograph note at the end. Very fine.

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        [Wiener Werkstätte- Small Collection of Ephemera] Including the Rose Signet design by Kolo Moser and Josef Hoffmann, Voucher and Entrance Ticket to Exhibitiion.

      Offered here is a scarce and thoroughly dinstinctive contemporary Wiener Werkstätte ephemera, all in fine condition.Vienna, 1905-1928. I. Rose Signet. Double-color printing. About 1905. 19.5: 28.5 cm. Designed by Kolo Moser and Josef Hoffmann. The signet repeated in 108 fields on one arc. Since 1903/04, the Rosensignet was the registered trademark of the Wiener Werkstätte. -II. Art Show 1908. Entrance ticket. Two-color lithography. 4.5: 11.5 cm (6.8: 19.3 cm). Designed by Anton Kling. Probedruck, unclipped. Printed by Chwala, Vienna. -III. A voucher "entitlng the carrier to free shopping in our detail stores [...]" Color lithograph. 5.4: 16.4 cm (13.7: 19.7 cm). Designed by Maria Likarz-Strauss. Probably Probedruck. In 1917, a first sales outlet of the Wiener Werkstätte was opened in Kärntner Strasse 32. - IV. Briefkuvert (letter envelope) Wiener Werkstätte. Lithograph. 10.1: 15.7 cm. With the large logo of the workshop. (A doublet, i.e. two copies). -V. 25th anniversary of the Wiener Werkstätte. Artist's Festival 31 May 1928. Lithography. 11.9: 17.5 cm. Invitation card for the ceremony in Vienna's Albertina. Despite the financially strained situation, the anniversary was celebrated with several receptions and festivities as well as an elaborate and extensive monograph produced later.. - III and IV with the WW-logo according to Kolo Moser's design. - All perfectly preserved (six separate pieces). Having emerged from the Vienna Secession, the Wiener Werkstätte developed into one of the leading design and production sites of the Jugendstil and Art Déco for about 25 years. - Ephemera in such uncontaminated quality has become rare. 

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        The Wizard of Oz

      Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill Circa 1905-1909, 1905. 2nd Edition 2nd Printing. Illustrated Boards. Very Good. 13 1/4' Tall. Color Plates And Illustrations By W W Denslow. Second Edition, Second Printing, Binding B, Per Bienvenue's Bibliography; Undated, But Bobbs Produced Two Distinct Printings Of This Second Edition 1903 To Circa 1915, Of Which This Is The Second. Dark Green Cloth Stamped In Yellow And Black, Title Shortened To "The Wizard Of Oz", "The" At Top Of Spine In Un-Serifed Capitals, Orange Embellishment To Crow's Eye On Front Cover, Lion's Eyes And Whiskers On Spine Also Embellished In Orange, Author's Name On Spine Followed By A Period, Endpapers Illustrated In Green And Orange. 16 Color Plates (The First Edition Published By George M Hill Had 24 Plates). P. 68 Has Illustration Of Tearful Lion Wiping His Eyes, Triple Copyright Notice Of Three Lines Of Text, Horizontal Line, Two Lines Of Text, Horizontal Line, Two Lines Of Text ( A Variant Not Identified In Bienvenue, Which Cites Only Two Other Variants). Color Plates And Color Illustrations In Text. Light Wear, Covers Very Clean And With No Fading, Front Hinge Intact But Slightly Loose, Rear Hinge Tight. Some Fraying In Parts Of Bottom Edge Of Spine, Points Of Fraying At Tips. Altogether, Very Little Wear, Exceptionally Bright And Clean

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