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        A Modern Utopia

      London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd.,, 1905. Octavo. Original red boards, titles to upper board and spine gilt. Endpapers browned, edges lightly rubbed and spine faded. First Edition, First Impression. Inscribed by the author 'To Pinnie, april 10th 1905' M. C. Robbins, also known as Pinnie, was H. G. Wells' mother in law from his second marriage in 1895 to Amy Catherine, who herself was known as Jane.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Geneva, Plekhanov. 1905-1911. FT) Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 24; 56; 24; 15; 40; 12; 2; 6; 20; 47; 24; 32; 52; 16; 38 pages. In Russian. Title translates to English as, “Diary of a Social Democrat. ” Menshevik journal edited by Plekhanov published sporadically from 1905-1911 containing open letters and polemics on various subjects. Issue no. 4 includes a letter directed “To Comrade X, ” likely directed at Lenin, with whom he famously split a few years prior, and a direct response to Aleksandr Martinov. CONTENTS: Patriotizm I Sotsializm [Patriotism and Socialism] --- Nashe Polozhenie [Our Position] ---Esche o Nashem Polozhenii: Pis’mo k Tovarischu X [More on Our Position: A Letter to Comrade X] --- K Agrarnomu Voprosu v Rossii [On the Agrarian Issue in Russia] --- O Chrezvyshaynom Partiynom Sezde (Otkritoe Pis’mo k Tovarischam) [On the Emergency Party Congress (An Open Letter to the Comrades) ] --- O Vozobnovlenii Moego “Dnevnik” [On Resuming my “Diary”] --- Samoubiystvo ili Bor’ba [Suicide or Struggle] --- Poslednee Plenarnoe Sobranie Nashego Tsentral’nago Komiteta [The Last Plenary Meeting of our Central Committee] --- Legal’nyya Rabochiya Organizatsii I Rossiyskaya Sotsial’-Demokraticheskaya Rabochaya Partiya [Legal Labor Organizations and the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party] --- Polemicheskaya Bezpomoshnost’… (Otvet t. Martynovu) [Polemical Helplessness… (A Response to c. Martinov) ] --- K Voprosu o “Vozrozhdenii” Nashey Partii [On the Issue of the “Rebirth” of our Party] --- Chrezvychaynyy Sezd Mezhdunarodnago Sotsialisticheskago Byuro [Emergency Congress of the International Socialist Bureau]. French title across top-margin: “Le Journal d’un Socialdemocrate. ” OCLC lists one copy (National Library of Israel) . Nos. 1 & 9 covers detached and worn at edges, but present. Supplement to No. 7 chipping at edges with minor loss of text. Remaining issues are nice and clean. Very Good Condition. (RUS-11-26A) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED (To Fellow Novelist Mrs. Humphry Ward with Superb Literary Content)

      Hardy, Thomas. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, 4pp, 8vo, on headed stationery of Max Gate, Dorchester, 24 March 1905. Superb literary letter to fellow author Mrs. Humphry Ward (1851-1920), analyzing and praising her recent novel The Marriage of William Ashe (1905). Hardy extensively discusses Ward?s characters, her writing style, and his personal feelings toward her book: "The novel has given me so much pleasure that I am quite unable to write critically about it as I suppose fellow scribblers ought in wisdom to do with one another?s books [...] The part of the book that laid hold of me most tightly was the middle third, the culmination & catastrophe. [...] You have exhibited unexpected dramatic powers. Part Two: Ch XII might be almost bodily transferred to the stage [...] Kitty has, I think, more of my sympathy than you wished her to have. I know somebody like her & so do you..." In Near Fine condition. From the Frederick B. Adams sale, Sotheby?s London 7 November 2001 (lot 524). Printed in the Collected Letters, III, p. 163.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        The Voyage of the "Discovery" - Complete in Two Volumes (With the Original [Scarce] Folding Maps (One in Each Volume) Tipped in to Back Panel Pockets)

      Smith & Elder, London, 1905. 1st Edition. 260 full page and smaller illustrations by Dr. E. A. Wilson and other members of the expedition, photogravure frontispieces, 12 coloured plates in facsimile from Dr. Wilson's sketches, panoramas, and maps etc. Publisher's navy cloth, very good. Professionally rebacked and strengthened with new endpapers. Spines gilt titled with raised armorial type designs to the front panels. Scans and additional bibliographic data on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Voyage of the 'Discovery'

      London,: Smith, Elder and Co., 1905.. Two volumes, thick octavo, with illustrations and maps, folding charts in endpockets; very good copy with scattered foxing throughout; original blue cloth, gilt medallions on the boards, top edge gilt. First edition. A good copy of the scarce official account of Scott's first expedition to the Antarctic, one of the classic works of exploration literature.This British Nation Antarctic Expedition of 1901-04 was primarily a scientific and surveying expedition aimed at placing the British Navy again at the forefront of Polar exploration. The expedition made the first in-depth exploration of Antarctica, and was of great importance to expeditions which followed.The first edition is scarce: reportedly only 1000 copies were printed.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Voyage Of The 'Discovery' In Two Volumes

      Smith, Elder & Co London 1905. 2 vols. 8vo.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition (vol 1 1st imp. & vol 2 2nd imp. both 1905. Complete with all plates and maps (in particularly Fine condition). Original blue cloth a little rubbed, very slightly loose joints (no cracking and bindings firm). Bookplate to vol. 1 else very clean and crsip copies. No inscritpions or spotting.

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      1905. Paperback. FIRBANK, Ronald. ODETTE D'ANTRVERNES and A STUDY IN TEMPERAMENT. London: Elkin Mathews, 1905. First edition, Firbank's first book. This copy is bound in salmon boards much like the color of the original paper wrappers. Only the front wrapper is bound in. Text very sound and clean, with some off-setting to the half title. The front wrapper is soiled with one tiny chip at the top corner and a little edge wear. This is an exceedingly fragile book. Consequently this bound edition presents very well. Rather scarce. (Muir 1)

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      Stratford-on-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press, 1905. No. 7 OF 12 COPIES ON VELLUM (along with 500 copies on paper). Hardcover. 184 x 133 mm (7 1/4 x 5 1/4"). 6 p.l. (the first 3 blank), 49 pp., [9] leaves (5 of these blank). No. 7 OF 12 COPIES ON VELLUM (along with 500 copies on paper). Appealing russet crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (stamp-signed on front turn-in), flat spine with gilt titling, gilt-ruled turn-ins. In apparently original paper slipcase. With decorative border on title page and printer's device in colophon. Franklin, p. 232; Ransom, p. 9. Boards with just slight humpbacked bowing (as almost always with vellum books), half a dozen leaves with naturally occurring variations in tone of the vellum, otherwise a fine copy, the unworn binding very lustrous, and the text with no signs of use. A small book (like the original printing), this is the uncommonly seen vellum edition of one of Shakespeare Head's earliest publications (the sixth item on Ransom's checklist). Press founder A. H. Bullen claimed that the idea of printing the works of Shakespeare in the writer's native town came to him in a dream, and thus the Shakespeare Head Press was born. Written in the style of Ovid and first published in 1593 by fellow Stratford native Richard Field, this poem about a goddess' ill-fated love for a mortal was very likely Shakespeare's first appearance in print. Bullen's note on the poem's history and significance appears at the end of this volume. This edition is hard to find on vellum: ABPC lists just three copies at auction since 1975, only one since 1990.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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      London: A & C Black. Very Good+. 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. An extremely rare title, especially in this condition. 60 tissue guarded plates from the authors; 8vo; 260 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Siberia - a Record of Travel, Climbing and Exploration

      Fisher Unwin, London, 1905. 1st Edition. 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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Christmas Books. Being: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1905 and 1907., 1905. First C.E. Brock illustrated Edition. 5 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in full red morocco with gilt raised bands, twin green title labels and date in gilt to spines; marbled end papers with gilt dentelle; top edges gilt others rough trimmed. Occasional, light marginal foxing. With illustrations in colour by C. Brock. A beautiful set of these classic stories splendidly illustrated, held in a protective red cloth slipcase. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [254]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Naermest Sydpolen Aaret 1900 Nearest the South Pole In the Year 1900

      VG. Kobenhaven [Copenhagen]: Gyldendalske Boghandel 1905. 1st Edition. tall octavo; 562pp. PublisherÍs full red cloth covers with, all maps, photos, charts and complete color plates accompany the Danish text; 6 maps (one foldout in color, 2 full page color, 1 full page b/w, 2 in text), 42 mostly full page photographic full page illustrations (6 color), 224 mostly photographic illustrations. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. No prior ownership markings, no foxing, folds or tears, professionally refreshed end pages _ Near Fine internally _ a Very Good copy overall.& & The original publications were published on parts _ this is the first publication of the compiled narratives. Scarce. Spence 153. Taurus 23; Rosove 48.A2.b. & &

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        The Story of the Champions of the Round Table (Signed)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. xviii, (329),(i)pp. Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle. Original yellow-brown cloth blocked in red, black and gilt. Cloth soiled and lightly worn at edges, rear inner hinge neatly mended, else a very good copy. Tipped onto the front pastedown is a handwritten letter from Pyle issued from his home in Wilmington, Delaware: "My Dear Mr. Alden: I have received this M.S. copy sent me and will read it and report to you as soon as possible -- within a day or two, I think. Very sincerely yours, Howard Pyle." The addressee was Henry Mills Alden, editor of first Harper's Weekly then of Harper's Monthly, to which Pyle was a contributor. Based on the date of the letter, it is possible that the manuscript in question was "Youma" by Lafcadio Hearn (published January and February 1890 in Harper's Monthly).

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Beaux and Belles of England. Including: Mrs Siddons, Nell Gwyn, Lady Blessington, Mrs. Robinson, The Sheridans, Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson, Lord Chesterfield, Beau Brummell, and Count Grammond

      London: Printed by The Grolier Society, n.d. (c.1905)., 1905. Edition de Luxe, Limited to 1000 copies for England and America, this No.190. Very attractive in contemporary brick red half morocco, gilt titles and decorative gilt box design with gilt flower tooling to centre to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Hand coloured frontispiece and several plates to each volume , all with entitled tissue guards. A superb set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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 Achievments

      New York: Town Topics Publising 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. Number 46, signed by William Mann, the publisher of Town Topics. In near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Visual design in action: principles, purposes.

      An extraordinary example of the first edition of this landmark work with a rare signed presentation by Ladislav Sutnar, done in pencil for Bernard Rudofsky, the prominent design theorist. The book, following on the exhibition of the same name was intended to demonstrate the possibilities of visual language and Sutnar's innovations. Encompassing his life work, it was his opus with every aspect of its design including illustrations, layout, and book jacket (an exquisite synthesis of geometry and black and white) by Sutnar. He also supervised the high quality expensive production, which has never been duplicated in subsequent editions. CONDITION DETAIL: Presentation: Fine. Endpapers: Front excellent: Rear fair with 5 pairs of 4 mm tacky residue spots, 4 of them along the gutter. There is no continuation to adjacent rear pages or rear cover. Pages: clean, sheets in second portfolio section toned as customary, but color designs are uniformly fresh and bright: last 70 pages with tip bend. Boards: clean and bright, upper with light tip rub, lower with bumped corner. Jacket: Near Good: overall rubs: fore-edges of both sides with light toning: some crown wear, upper jacket with vertical gutter tear: spine browned with scattered foxing, and some toning and scattered foxing immediately adjacent on both sides, primarily to upper: lower jacket with upper corner horse shoe tear with slight loss: flaps with scattered foxing. Binding: Excellent. NOTABILITY: In the early 1960s, Sutnar's friends initiated a traveling exhibition curated by Allon Schoener and designed by Sutnar to publicize his work, "Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action". The exhibition catalog was the genesis for the book. "Visual design in action: principles, purposes" has been called by Steven Heller, "arguably the most intellectually stimulating Modern design book since Tschichold's "Die Neue Typographic"". SUTNAR: a leading practitioner of Modern objective typography and pioneer of information graphics. Like Tschichold and Rand, he was known for applying avant-garde innovation to design, especially the work of El Lissitsky: "Sutnar made Constructivism playful" (Noel Martin). RUDOFSKY: [1905-1988] trained and worked as an architect, but after coming to the United States where he couldn't practice, he became far better known for curating a series of highly influential design exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, and as the author of "Architecture Without Architects". PAGINATION: Confirmed complete; not paginated but 188 pages with 342 b/w illustrations and 36 pages of superb, full-page color illustrations. SIZE: 315 x 222 mm (12.4 x 8.74 inches), as issued. PUBLISHING: color portfolios and introductory and closing sections offset printed by Lynn Art Offset, principal texts in letterpress by Sterlip Press on Champion Kromekote cast coated enamel paper, written with assistance from Henry T. Langham and John V. Dvorsky, preface by Mildred Constantine. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Why I Am A Free Trader, extremely rare 1905 speech pamphlet

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Two autograph letters signed to Lord Northcliffe concerning the publication of Lord Randolph Churchill

      London, , 1905. 2 single-page letters, octavo, on "105 Mount Street, W" embossed stationery, each with conjugate blanks, the first signed in full, the second with initials. Both creased from old folds, a little soiled verso, but very good. In the first, dated 20 September 1905, Churchill sends proofs of Lord Randolph Churchill to Northcliffe ("My dear Harmsworth") seeking his opinion. "Upon the whole I am satisfied with the work, & I believe it will succeed." The second note shows that Churchill was evidently pleased with the response: "Many thanks - you are vy clever. It will bring a horde down on me." But he requests an embargo on further extracts: "Better not print any more textual extracts, as final permission has not in all cases [three words emphasized] been yet granted by the writers of the letters." The second note is not dated, but in a letter of 2 October Churchill had authorized Frank Harris to act on his behalf concerning the publication, agreeing to pay Harris "10% on the excess nett profit accruing to me … above £4000" (Churchill Companion vol. II, 1, p. 465). In his response of 7 October, having finished reading the proofs, Harris is boiling over with schemes and bristling with exclamation marks: "Hill's [William Hill, editor in chief of the Liberal Party newspaper] proposal to run the book through The Tribune is quite absurd; he might have a page of excerpts from it for the first issue, I trow, if he would pay £1000 for it. Don't laugh! I mean it. Properly worked this book shd bring you in £10,000 or I'm a Dutchman! [Macmillan agreed to £8000] And it's cheap at the price. There should be a shower of preliminary notices in the press & all should be paid for (no more must you let Harmsworth browse at ease on your pastures)". An interesting and characteristic pair of notes showing Churchill seeking to balance his publicity and pecuniary concerns in connection with his great act of filial piety.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Biographical Edition Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.. Octavo, 26 volumes. 3/4 red leather, raised bands, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain. The biographical edition of the works of Robert Louis Stevenson in 26 volumes. In very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Return of Sherlock Holmes

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1905. 1st ed.. Hardcover. VG/No Jacket. 381 pages. First printing of the thirteen stories which comprise this volume. American edition, which precedes the British release by a month. 'Published February, 1905' stated. In brown cloth with black lettering and black and yellow decorations. Previous owner's name on half title, no other marks. All 13 drawings by Charles Raymond Macauley are present. Binding firm with sharp corners. Only the slightest bit of rubbing to edges and window color. VG/No Jacket. An exceptionally nice copy of this collectible title.

      [Bookseller: Schroeder's Book Haven]
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        Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes

      Glasgow, James MacLehose and Sons,, 1905–7. Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells by Englishmen and others. 20 volumes, octavo. Publisher's quarter vellum, spines lettered and decorated gilt, gilt medallions to front covers, blue cloth sides, top edges gilt, others uncut. Folding plates, facsimiles, etc. Endpapers slightly browned, one or two corners lightly bumped, else a fine set. Limited edition, one of 100 copies only on handmade paper for sale in Great Britain and Ireland, an exact reprint of the best 1625 edition with modernised orthography, references to the original pagination, and an improved index.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Raum und Zeit [Space and Time]

      Leipzig: Vogel. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Minkowski's explanation of the fourth dimension, a critical bridge between Einstein's theories of special and general relativity. "In "'Space and Time', read by Minkowski in Cologne only a few months before his death, he introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific (1905) to its general form (1916). Minkowski's space-time hypothesis was in effect a restatement of Einstein's basic principle in a form that greatly enhanced its plausibility and also introduced important new developments. Hitherto natural phenomena had been thought to occur in a space of three dimensions and to flow uniformly through time. Minkowski maintained that the separation of time and space is a false conception; that time itself is a dimension, comparable to length, breadth, and height; and that therefore the true conception of reality was constituted by a space-time continuum possessing these four dimensions. This strongly reinforced Einstein's objections to absolute concepts and supported his view of the relativity of events in nature" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 401). In: Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte, Vol 80, pp. 4-9. Leipzig: F.W. Vogel, 1909. The whole volume (218 pp. offered). Octavo, original wrappers. A little toning to top edge of front wrapper and spine; library and release stamp of Universitatsbibliothek Munich on title verso and contents leaf. An outstanding copy, rare in original wrappers. NOTE: There were three 1909 (simultaneous or nearly simultaneous) journal printings of Raum und Zeit. The modern consensus is that this printing in "Verhandlungen" appeared first; the printing in "Jahresbericht" is cited by PMM. A custom cloth box is available for an additional $200.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain. A complete set of the five Christmas Books

      London:: Dent,, 1905, 1905, 1905, 1907, 1907.. First printings in this form.. Hardcover. Near Fine. Beautiful vellum gilt set, each with a rubricated title page and eight colour plates by Brock, with text illustrations in line. c.150pp per volume, with good sized print. Each volume bears a 1949 copperplate gift inscription to the front free endpaper, and a bookplate to the pastedown. The endpapers have some browning, more conspicuously in the final volume, where it extends to the half title at the front and the final text page at the back. There is some foxing to the frontis tissue guards, with faint spots to two of the title pages, and some volumes have one or two foxing spots to the untrimmed edges. Contents otherwise very clean. Red silk bookmarks (a couple frayed at the tail) and top edges gilt. The full vellum bindings, intricately decorated and titled in gilt, are firm, sharp, fresh and bright, with no signs of handling but for a possible slight knock to the head of The Chimes. Slight bowing to some boards. An exceptional set. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sidney Paget

      London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1905. first edition; 403, [4] (ads) pp., frontis. & 15 other plates; original blue cloth, covers rubbed, lower corners worn, foxing to early leaves with an occasional age spot to the text, overall good+. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann,, 1905. With drawings by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original full vellum with gilt titles to front board and spine, plain endpapers, new silk ties, top edge gilt, others uncut. With 51 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues, bound in at the back. Bookplate to front pastedown, some creasing to foot of spine otherwise a particularly clean and fresh copy in excellent condition. Limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        (Rackham, Arthur) Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann, 1905. Quarto. viii, 58pp., + 51ff. plates One of 250 copies signed by the artist, Arthur Rackham. One of Rackham's scarcest and most lavishly illustrated books, with a frontispiece and fifty color plates tipped onto heavy brown paper, one of them spread over two pages, as well as a black & white pictorial title and tailpieces. Rackham is at his best here, populating the Catskill mountains with all manner of weird and wonderful beings. Bound in vellum gilt-stamped with a depiction of Rackham's Rip, his beard wildly twisted among brambles. Detached ribbon ties laid in, covers slightly bowed, some foxing to endpapers and faintest foxing to some of the tissue guards, else near fine. Housed in a custom-made chemise and a box backed in gilt-stamped green morocco, which shows some wear. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Two Years in the Antarctic Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition

      London: Edward Arnold 1905, 1st Edition. () xix,315pp. + 16pp. (publisher's ads dated October, 1905). Very good. Octavo in original pictorial green cloth with gilt lettered spine and white lettered front, with plates (including frontispiece), illustrations in text from drawings and folding map (at end). An attractive copy. Rosove 17.A1; Spence 67. Narrative of Scott's 'Discovery' expedition, by the second-in-command. One of the scarcest of the heroic age narratives. Scarce Heroic Age Narrative.

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      1905. 2. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. RIP VAN WINKLE by Washington Irving. London & NY: Heinemann & Doubleday Page 1905 with Heinemann on spine. 4to (7 1/2 x 10 1/4"), green gilt cloth, small snag at head of spine, text pages foxed else tight and VG+. 1st edition (1st impression). of this masterpiece, featuring 51 magnificent mounted color plates plus several black and whites. This is one of Rackham's best books with the illustrations particularly well suited to the text. (Latimore / Haskell p. 26). An excellent copy of a lovely book.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann, 1905. First edition. 4to. 50 tipped-in color illustrations by Rackham mounted onto thick card stock. Beautifully bound in modern full green crushed morocco. Original cover bound in rear. Gilt blocked spine with five raised bands, red morocco label, marbled endpapers. An exemplary copy with minimal foxing to title and prelims.

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      Published by William Heinemann, 1905. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. Frontis and 50 superb colour plates, tissue-guarded and mounted on green card at rear of book. 62 text pages. Green cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Slight warping to rear board. Light foxing to spine & light wear to top and tail. Corners lightly rubbed. A few light marks to front cover. All 50 tipped in colour plates present. Some foxing to tissue guards, some tissue guards creased. Plates in lovely condition. Last couple of blank card pages creased at top corner. A nice copy. [S]

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        Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Korper [Special Relativity]; et al

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITIONS of Einstein's revolutionary papers of 1905 including the first edition of the initial paper on special relativity; generally considered the most important volume in modern science. In the first paper ("On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light"), published in March, "Einstein postulated that light is composed of individual quanta (later called photons) that, in addition to wavelike behaviour, demonstrate certain properties unique to particles. In a single stroke he thus revolutionized the theory of light and provided an explanation for, among other phenomena, the emission of electrons from some solids when struck by light, called the photoelectric effect" (Britannica). It was for this paper on the photoelectric effect that Einstein was granted the Nobel Prize in physics in 1921. The next paper ("On the Motion-Required by the Molecular Kinetic Theory of Heat-of Small Particles Suspended in a Stationary Liquid"), published in May, provided a theoretical explanation of Brownian motion. It is generally regarded as the first proof that molecules exist. Although the first two papers were of astonishing originality and importance, it was the third paper, introducing what would be later known as Einstein's special theory of relativity that would make him famous. "Toward the end of June it was all written up, and on June 30 receipt of the manuscript was recorded at the editorial office of Annalen in Berlin. The thirty-page article, published three months later, was titled 'On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies'. It was a treatise beyond compare and without precedent, one of the greatest scientific achievements in content and one of the most brilliant in style. Of course, there were later additions, some from Einstein himself and some from others, but these were mere addenda to a theory which had appeared before all the world ready and complete, valid for all time" (Folsing, Albert Einstein). Einstein's theory, with the premise that "if, for all frames of reference, the speed of light is constant and if all natural laws are the same, then both time and motion are found to be relative to the observer," "involved a complete rethinking of the entire conceptual tradition of modern physics from its beginning" (Britannica; Folsing). Weil *6. Weil *8. Weil *9. Grolier/Horblit 26b. Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Korper, in Annalen der Physik, Vierte Folge, Volume 17, part 10, pp. 891-921; WITH: Ãœber einen die Erzeugung und Verwandlung des Lichtes betreffenden heuristischen Gesichtspunkt, ibid, part 6, pp. 132-148. WITH: Ãœber die von der molekularkinetischen Theorie der Warme geforderte Bewegung von in ruhenden Flussigkeiten suspendierten Teilchen, ibid, part 8, pp. 549-560. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth,1905. Octavo, contemporary German half-morocco over marbled boards. Some rubbing to binding. Institutional stamp on journal title and page of text (not Einstein papers). Pages edges a little crinkled at beginning and end of volume. The entire volume 17 offered. Rare.

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        Zur Theorie der Lichterzeugung und Lichtabsorption. WITH: Das Prinzip von der Erhaltung der Schwerpunktsbewgung und die Tragheit der Energie

      Leipzig: Barth. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of two important Einstein papers, including one of the two papers on his Noble Prize winning work on the photoelectric effect. On the Theory of Light Production and Light Absorption: A continuation and development of Einstein's revolutionary first paper in 1905 on the photoelectric effect ("On a Heuristic Point of View about the Creation and Conversion of Light"). "In a companion paper [to "On a Heuristic Point..."], published in 1906, Einstein exposed appeal to the quantum as fundamentally counter to the ethos of classical physics: 'the theoretical bases on which Planck's radiation theory rests are different from those of Maxwell's theory'. Planck had not initially intended to quantify light-radiation itself, but Einstein demonstrated that his own 'light-quantum hypothesis' was implicit in Planck's earlier work. In viewing radiation not as a continuous wave, but as composed of small packets of energy (later called photons), Einstein was again shaking the foundations of classical physics" (Honner, The Description of Nature, 31). Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Corpuscular-wave dualism for photons. Explanation of the photoelectric effect using the quantum hypothesis of Planck. Nobel prize to A. Einstein awarded in 1921 'for services to Theoretical Physics, and especially of he law of the photoelectric effect.'" Weil *12. The Principle of Conservation of Motion of the Center of Gravity and the Inertia of Energy: Einstein's further development of E=mc2. Einstein boldly uses his relationship to insist that the conservation of mass is a special case of the conservation of energy and broadens the law to include not only mechanical, but electromagnetic processes as well. Weil 13. IN: Annalen der Physik, Vol. 20, pp. 199-206; 627-633. Leipzig: Barth, 1906. Octavo, modern full green morocco. Rippling to the first few leaves of volume (not affecting Einstein papers). Provenance: with library stamp on series title from the prestigious Gmelin Institute (after 1996, part of the Max Planck Institute). Very handsomely bound.

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      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1905. Vellum Leaves from the Doves Bible, whichExists on Vellum in only Two Complete Copies. 321 x 235 mm (12 5/8 x 9 1/4"). Single column, 42 lines of text in Doves roman type. Herbert 2139; Rumball-Petre 150; Tomkinson, p. 54; Tidcombe DP-6. A very fine specimen, especially clean, fresh, and bright. This is a very desirable vellum leaf from the Doves Press English Bible, the only folio issued bythe press, a work hailed as one of the three great private press books, and one of the most beautiful of all modern books typographically. Only two copies were printed on vellum, and this leaf was no doubt an "over" or else a proof. The Doves Bible on paper is a signal achievement in chaste and stately design, and the creamy richness of the vellum accentuates the work's appeal. Just one of the vellum copies has appeared at auction (twice) since 1975: it last sold at Sotheby's in 1989 for $270,000, and would surely sell for somewhere near a million dollars were it subjected to competitive bidding now. The text here contains Jesus' statement of the two greatest commandments of the law: to "love the Lord your God with all thy heart, & with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. . . . And . . . [to] love thy neighbour as thyself.".

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        The Compleat Angler

      Chiswick: Caradoc Press. 5th Edition or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Beautiful edition of The Compleat Angler, exquisitely bound by Kelliegram. Printed in red and black. Frontispiece portrait of Walton, initials, and illustrations designed and engraved by H. G. Webb. Chiswick, Caradoc Press, 1905. Octavo, olive morocco stamped with gilt design of a water lily and fish swirling around the title on front cover, repeating fish motif along spine, and gilt turn-ins, by Kelliegram, unevenly faded to brown, joints slightly rubbed; front hinge cracked, top edges trimmed and gilt; bookplate.

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        With the Pilgrims to Mecca. The Great Pilgrimage of A.H. 1319; A.D. 1902

      London: John Lane,, 1905. With an Introduction by Professor A. Vambery. Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to the spine with turban and crossed scimitar devices to compartments, and to the upper board within a panel formed of a Qu'ranic amulet and cord in red, gilt and green, top edge gilt the others uncut. Frontispiece and 19 other plates, errata slip tipped in before the dedication leaf. A little rubbed, corners slightly bumped, endpapers lightly browned, text toned and with occasional foxing, as usual, a very good copy. First edition. An uncommon and attractive account of the hajj. "The early twentieth century saw a growth of British travel texts and religious commentaries concerned with the religion of Arabia. It was in this vein that in 1902 the Morning Post sent is 'Special Correspondent' Hadji Khan, a Persian Sufi, on the hajj to Mecca. His experiences were written up … under the guidance of Wilfrid Sparroy. The result was a travelogue that detailed the various components of the hajj and Meccan life for a British readership … The narrative is precise and exact as though for an audience who may wish to use the information to find their way amongst the markets of Mecca the next time they visit. Of course few, if any, of the readership will ever visit Mecca … an inspection of Arabia which defines that other world by carefully recording the minutiae of Mecca and the hajj, the text providing the British reader with a spyglass scrutiny of Arab religious life and customs … a curious concoction of personal experiences of a Muslim on the hajj … distilled by an English co-author" (Canton, From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia, p28).

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        A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights' entertainments, now entituled, The book of the thousand nights and a night ... by Richard F. Burton [complete in 17 volumes] with introduction, explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men and a terminal essay upon the history of the nights

      [London] : Printed by the Burton Club for private subscribers only, [between 1905 and 1920], 1905. Limited Edition. Description: 17 v., separate paginations : illus., frontis., plates (all with tissue guards) ; 24cm. Subjects: Arabic literature -- Translations into English -- Tales, Arabic. Notes: Separate title page to the supplementary 7-volume series: Supplemental nights to the book of the thousands nights and a night, with notes anthropological and explanatory / by Richard F. Burton. Dates inferred from Penzer, Annotated bibl. of Sir Richard Francis Burton. Near fine copies in the original title-blocked cloth. Gilt-decorated title and arabian motif to front and back boards. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Title pages in red and black. Complete in 17 volumes, including the scarce 7 supplemental volumes. No. 227 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Supplemental volumes (numbered 1-7) have silver-decorated title and arabian motif to front and back boards, with title pages in red and black. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of all volumes.

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        The Golliwog's Fox-Hunt

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

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        Coming Men on Coming Questions

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

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      - ALBUM CERVANTINO ARAGONES de los trabajos literarios y artísticos con que se ha celebrado en Zaragoza y Pedrola el III Centenario de la edición príncipe del Quijote. Publícalo la Excma. Sra. Duquesa de Villahermosa.- Madrid, En casa de la Viuda e Hijos de Tello, 1905; en folio tela editorial ilustrada en tapa anterior con escudo de Aragón y la Medalla conmemorativa grabadas realizada por Luis García, retrato de Cervantes, portada a dos tintas y con escudo de Aragón en rojo y oro, XV-224 pp. - 2 h. 26 láminas (15 de ellas en color) e ilustraciones en el texto. Prólogo "Los Duques del Quijote" por D. José Ramón Mélida. Muy buen ejemplar.

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      New York: The Century Co.. Very Good. 1905. Hardcover. Wear to extremities. Corners slightly bumped; Decorative green boards with pictorial decoration in gilt, light green, blue and white of a italian garden. Tissue guarded color plates by Maxfield Parrish ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 270 pages .

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        To the Policy Holders of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Not in Mersky

      The rare, ?unrecorded first report of the Committee which had retained Brandeis as its counsel, making him "the people's advocate in life insurance matters" and leading to the reforms he considered his greatest achievement; no copy in OCLC or RLIN. Four pages (one sheet, folded), a well-preserved copy. Office of Protective Committee, Boston, 1905.

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      The Christian Herald, NY 1905 - TITLE: SELECT READINGS & RECITATIONS By BENJAMIN J. FERNIE 1905 AUTHOR: BENJAMIN J. FERNIE PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: The Christian Herald, NY 1905 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: First Edition BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket ---NOT SIGNED--- CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books books. If we miss any defects are highlights on any book, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The book is without the jacket. The outside is still good with some browning to the spine. There is a Christmas gift inscription from 1905written on the front endpaper. Book is without any other marks or writings, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 4 x 6 (approximately) PAGES: 321 pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. The Christian Herald, NY 1905. Good (minus)/None dust jacket condition. SELECT READINGS AND RECITATIONS. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!!! REALLY GOOD PRICE! 499-450 InvCode zz66 ViewFair Books : 003082 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le orchidee.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1905, 16mo leg. orig. cart. tel. cop. ill. col. pp. XI-303 con 95 inc. n.t. Prima edizione.

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        Don Tarquinio A Kataleptic Phantasmatic Romance.

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1905 - Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles and pictorial design to upper board in white. Bookplate. Ownership signature removed from front free endpaper. Spine tanned, corners bumped, a couple of small bumps to edges of boards, gutter cracked between pages 16 and 17. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding. Of the 1011 sets of sheets printed only 650 were issued in the primary binding, the rest being sold off in cheaper formats over the ensuing decades. Woolf A7

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        La Mode

      Charles Quinel, Paris 1905 - Fascicle 1. 12 full-page color lithographs of early 20th century ladies fashions. "Printemps & Ete 1905" Spring & Summer wear. With a title-page and 2 plates of hats & hairstyles, the other 10 plates are full length portraits of women in early twentieth century formal gowns and accessories. They are shown against pale gray or brown backgrounds, either in sumptuous interiors or in grand exteriors. The designs were created by "Louis Colas Compositions & Dessins. 74-76 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paris". This is an oversize thin folio in very good condition, but some slight cover soil, and a bite taken out of the bottom corner of the rear board, with the title in large gilt script on the front cover, with 12 large color lithographs on a nice rag paper, with only occasional finger marks to the margin or front edge. 18" high X 12 1/2" wide. A nice set of these 12 really beautiful prints. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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