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        La Mode

      Paris: Charles Quinel , 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.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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        The Golden Flood

      McClure, Phillips & Co. 1905. Second impression. McClure, Phillips. Red decorated cloth. 199 pp. Sound with a clean, unmarked text block. No markings or tears. Frontis illustration and tissue guard are Fine. ffep removed. Cover gilt partially worn away. A financial mystery. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Bremerton]
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        The Dog Book: A Popular History of the Dog, with Practical Information as to Care and Management . .. and Descriptions of All the Important Breeds

      New York: Doubleday Page 1905 August 1906 New York: Doubleday, Page, 1905-[August] 1906. (DOGS) First edition, bound up from the original parts. Tall 8vo. Illustrated from photographs. xvi, viii, 1-386; 387-746 pp. Bound in three quarter blue morocco and marbled boards, gilt stamped dog in four compartments on spine, t.e.g., by Stikeman, preserving the original green printed wrappers with pictorial onlays to each part. Small amount wear at head of volume one, else fine. Bookplate of Winthrop Cowdin and St. Paul's School, unobtrusive small blindstamp on title page. Jones, Bibliography of the Dog, 274 . A standard and well illustrated work

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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann,, 1905. With Drawings by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, publisher's device to rear board in blind, dark green endpapers, all edges stained green. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates with printed tissue guards, vignettes to title page and head and tail pieces in black and white. Neat contemporary gift inscriptions to verso of half title, one tissue guard lightly creased. A lovely copy, bright and fresh. First edition illustrated by Rackham, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Kate Greenaway

      Adam and Charles Black, London 1905 - Limited Edition (Edition de Luxe), Limited to 500 copies, this volume No.66. Signed by John Greenaway and containing an original sketh by Kate Greenaway, with John Greenaway's signature. Off-white embossed boards, lightly marked and a little grubby. Spine slightly age-darkened, with bumping to top and bottom. Marginal bumping to corners. Slight foxing to page edges. Somewhat cocked. Front inner hinge is cracked but holding. Rear inner hinge is cracked but holding. Textblock is starting to crack. Colourful frontispiece showing 'Off to the Village' is loose and frayed at edges. Tissue paper protection intact. Textblock has some minor spotting but is generally clean. 301 pp. 53 coloured illustrations. 90 b/w illustrations. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 2669g. (YBP Ref: 152/3 15) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: YattonBookShop]
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        Rip Van Winkle

      London: William Heinemann,, 1905. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and illustration of Rip Van Winkle to upper board gilt, titles to spine gilt. 51 mounted colour plates by Rackham and captioned tissues bound as issued at the back of the book. Little rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped, fraying to cloth at top spine end, half title page with a little separation from joint, else a very clean and attractive copy. First Rackham edition with a very nice original ink drawing by Rackham on the half title page of Rip Van Winkle and a dwarf, signed at the bottom Arthur Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Genera Avium, 26 parts in slipcase, complete

      Brussels: V. Verteneuil and L. Desmet, 1905-(1914), First edition. All original parts are in near fine to fine condition with no previous ownership marks; the attractive slipcase is in fine condition. Pp. 250+, 43 fine chromolithographic plates - many finished by hand-coloring. All 26 parts have their original printed green wraps. These parts are housed in a green cloth-covered folding portfolio case that inserts into a green cloth-covered hard slipcase with gilt-border decorations on the front and rear boards and with gilt-title on the spine, folio (14 x 11 inches). This work contains contributions by P.L. Sclater, R. Bowdler Sharpe, W.R. Ogilvie-Grant, E. Hartert, C.E. Hellmayr, T. Salvadori, and others. The fine color plates are after paintings by Keulemans, Grönvold and others. Zimmer (p. 695-697) states: "A series of monographs of various groups of birds, prepared by different workers and issued from time to time. The intention was to have the complete series embrace all avian groups." Unfortunately, the death of the editor terminated the project. These 26 parts are all that were published, no overall title page was issued due to Wytsman's death.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Charles Raymond Macaulay

      New York, McClure 1905., 1905. First US edition. 8vo. Bound in recent half black calf gilt over black cloth boards. Internally clean, slight browning to page edges. A handsome copy with full page black and white illustrations throughout. This edition precedes the English First edition. Green & Gibson [A29c]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        HARRY FURNISS'S ANNUAL. 1905. First Year

      Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd. London.,1905. Large 8vo. Illustrated throughout by Harry Furniss. Featuring stories by several popular authors of the day, including Rider Haggard and George Sims. A fine and tight copy in the original colour illustrated paper wraps. Paper a little toned but overall a lovely copy that looks unread. Protected in a green cloth chemise, housed in a green cloth covered slip case with twin tan morocco labels and gilt lettering to the spine. The slip case is a bit rubbed, but generally very good. (Dan Laurence, A bibliography of the works of G. B. Shaw, B33 ) .:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The West Indies

      "London, A. And C. Black" "London, A. And C. Black", 1905. 1st Edition. "Description: ix, 270, [2] p. 74 col. Pl. (incl. Front. ) 23 cm. Subjects: West Indies--Description and travel." "Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. "

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Flies in Amber

      Hutchinson & Co, 1905. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; first edition of a very scarce book; AT TIME OF LISTING SEEMINGLY ONLY ORIGINAL COPY FOR SALE ONLINE IN THE WORLD; green boards have a few scuff marks, front internal hinge cracked but binding firm; 2.5 cm tear to cloth down top of front cover/spine intersection some early pages have a small amount of foxing but later pages are clean (a few pencil notations in a couple of the short stories); 'To Donald from the Vicar' on front endpaper; short story collection of George Egerton (real name Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright) an important proto-modernist and radical feminist writer of the late C19th. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Semmelweis' Gesammelte Werke. Herausgegeben und zum Theil aus dem Ungarischen übersetzt von Tiberius von Györy

      Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1905 - Collected writings of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865), one of the great figures of nineteenth century medicine: "His discovery concerning the etiology and prevention of puerperal fever was a brilliant example of fact-finding, meaningful statistical analysis, and keen inductive reasoning. The highly successful prophylactic hand washings made him a pioneer in antisepsis during the pre-bacteriological era in spite of deliberate opposition and uninformed resistance" (DSB). After publication of his landmark work, "Die Aetiologie, der Begriff und die Prophylaxis des Kindbettfiebers" (1861), Semmelweis was ruthlessly attacked by the leading figures in gynaecology. Embittered, Semmelweis died in 1865. It was Pasteur's work that subsequently provided a satisfactory explanation for Semmelweis' empirically based prophylaxis. "An annotated edition, reprinting the texts of Semmelweis's work on puerperal fever as aseptysemia (no. 6275) and on the etiology of puerperal sepsis (no. 6277) as well as other gynaecological papers and articles on Semmelweis by Hebra and Skoda, among others" (Garrison & Morton). From the library of Dr. Ernst Wynder First collected edition. Tall 8vo. Portrait of the author, photographic plate of his tomb in Budapest. vii, 604 pp. Dark green cloth, original wrappers bound in at back, uncut edges. Short split along front joint, else a fine copy. Garrison & Morton 82.1; Osler 3955; Waller 8832; Heirs of Hippocrates 1853 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      1905 - BARBOUTAU, Pierre. BIOGRAPHIES DES ARTISTES JAPONAIS DONT LES OEUVRES FIGURENT DANS LA COLLECTION PIERRE BARBOUTAU, 2 volumes. Amsterdam: R. W. P. de Vries, 1905. Limited edition, no. 19 of 1000 copies. Volume I: Peintures; Volume II: Estampes et Objets d'Art. Folio, quarter green cloth with green and beige floral patterned paper covered boards. 115 monochrome plates, 3 of which are double-page. Some minor wear to edges of boards, corner of Vol. I slightly scraped, heel of spine moderately frayed. Minimal foxing to a few pages at front and rear of each volume. Internally in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, ABAA]
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        The Return Of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Charles Raymond MacAuley

      New York, McClure, Phillips and Co. 1905., 1905. FIRST EDITION, preceding the British Newnes edition. Octavo. With 13 illustrations throughout the text, including frontispiece with tissue guard. Elegantly hand bound in half deep red calf, extra gilt, with five raised bands, marbled sides, original pictorial cloth bound in at rear. A fine copy in attractive recent leather binding. A collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series - 'The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton' is a good example (which Doyle first called 'The Adventure of the Worst Man in London'). Green & Gibson

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        STANFORD'S NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF LONDON On the Scale of Four Inches to One Mile

      London: Edward Stanford, 1905. IN 20 SHEETS (of which sheet 5 is the Title Sheet plus INDEX MAP to the inside front board. Maps loose in portfolio as issued, each 46 x 41cm, printed in colours. Original portfolio professionally restored with new cloth to spine and paper to boards, original title label (slight repair) retained to the front board, original key map to inside front board and original backing paper to inside rear board. Replacement cotton ties to fore-edges. Maps generally very good, some with a little edge-wear (nicks and rubbing), several of which repaired with japanese tissue to the edges, a couple of corner tips chipped, light toning to edges, title sheet toned; printed parts of maps all very good, clean and bright. A very good copy.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Oblong Folio (46 x 42cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Wholesale Catalogue of Fancy Stationery, Booksellers' and Stationers' Sundries

      Manchester: [1905]. Large 8vo. (10 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches). 8 colour plates (3 picturing various ledger bindings, 2 picturing examples of gummed labels, 4 showing embossed stamps), numerous illustrations. 5 trade cards or advertising handbills, laid in. Publisher's cloth-backed lettered stiff wrappers (minor wear and spotting). Bookseller and printer's illustrated trade catalogue. This catalogue advertising an impressive myriad of products for sale: paper, notebooks, fine stationery, labels, stamps, toys, dolls, playing cards, pens, ink stands, luggage, wallets, rubber bands, frames, bicycles, baby carriages, clocks and more. Also included is a lengthy catalogue of books for sale by Heywood. Upon the death of the elder John Heywood in 1888, The Bookseller published a lengthy obituary and description of his premises: "A visitor to the establishment in Deansgate must be almost spell-bound by the world of books, paper and stationery goods which fill the interminable rows of shelves and counters, seemingly, in the various departments, miles in length. Two to five tons of literature enter the establishement every day; at special seasons, ten tons!"

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Originale tegninger til "Udvalgte Noveller" af Steen Steensen Blicher, Udgave for Børn ved Ingvor Bondesen.

      32 originale tuschtegninger + en farvelagt omslagsillustration Blichers udvalgte noveller udsendt af Chr. Erichsens Forlag (København) 1905. De fleste er signerede og dateret 1905. Af varierende størrelse - de største 28 x 17 cm, de mindste 13 x 17,5 cm, et enkelt 7 x 14 cm. Med tryktekniske bemærkninger med blyant på bagsiderne. Et komplet sæt.. En hel række meget fine Blicher-illustrationer til en novelleudgave for børn. Tegneren Poul Steffensen (1866-1923) har kendt sit tema rigtigt godt: som barn var han vogterdreng på heden, men talentet bragte ham til byen, hvor han bl.a. har dekoreret den smukke Kapernaumskirke i København. Hans tegninger er alle af høj kvalitet og arbejdet til bl.a. Carit Etlars Gjøngehøvdingen vil altid stå som en klassiker blandt danske illustrerede bøger. Han har fanget Blichers miljø helt rigtigt og der er også flere gode portrætter af den store digter

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Breviary Treasures

      Boston: Privately Printed by Nathan Haskell Dole, 1903-1905 - A choice set of this finely printed compendium of world literature: Comprising: The Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius. Translated by Jeremy Collier, illus. by A.G. Learned The Ecolgues of Vergil. Translated by Baron Bowen Sayings of Epictetus Selections from Gesta Romanorum. Translated by Rev. Charles Small Odes of Anacreon Anacreontics and Other Selections from the Greek Anthology The Satires of Horace The Story of Odysseus in the Land of the Phæacians, Being the Sixth and a Part of the Seventh Book of the Odyssey translated by Andrew Lang and Prof. Butcher Selections from Aristophanes and Lucian. Translated by F.A. Paley The Olympic and Pythian Odes of Pindar. Translated into English Verse by Abraham Moore. Illus by A.G. Learned Selections from the Koran of Mohammed. Translated by George Sale. Illus. by A.G. Learned The Athenian Edition, Number 78 of 100 copies on Royal Japanese vellum. 10 vols., 8vo. Illustrated with frontispieces and head and tail-pieces. Bound in full dark blue french levant, gilt spines, t.e.g. Fine. Bookplate of C.W.C. Deering [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Garrison Games: Private Memoirs of an Officer of Dragoons. Translated from the French

      Paris: Privately Printed [probably by Charles Carrington], 1905. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. Paris: Privately printed, 1905. [iv],113,[1]pp. Title-page printed in red and black. Rose 1913. One of 150 (ex 250) copies on "ordinary vellum paper". §A translation of 'Les Amours de Garnison', Paris, n.d. [c.1931] (Rose 136). Rebound sometime in the last century in blue cloth, top edge gilt, with morocco label to spine, and inset to upper board. Original decorative glazed wrappers bound in. Some foxing to boards, and short external splits to upper and lower joint, but not affecting sturdiness in any way - in other respects a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        52 offprints. Albert Levan Botanist and Geneticist

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

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

      London; Longman's Colonial Library. 1905 - First colonial edition. 8vo. Publisher's pictorial green cloth titled and decorated in gilt and black to spine and front board. Minor edgewear, scuffing and wrinkiling, some slight spots of discolouration and soiling to the boards. A solid copy. Pictorial endpapers, foxing to prelims intruding upon first few pages. Spotting to page edges. A respectable copy of a scarce bit of Sherlockiana. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        A Resume of Thirty Four years' Army Service.

      Privately Published., London 1905 - 130pp, frontis portrait. One hundred plus pages of articulate and etailed letters to his wife, mainly Afghanistan and India. Inscription to 'Colonel C.G. Wormald (Royal Fusiliers) with all good wishes from F.E. Appleyard, Tarakai, Surbiton, 6/6/05.' Corrections in authors hand, boards are faded and sunned but otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parveen Papers]
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        Nouvel Atlas Illustré, Géographie Universelle

      Paris: 11 Rue du Moulin-Vert,, [c. 1905]. Folio. Original quarter red morocco over red pebble grained cloth boards, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, decorartion and titles to boards gilt, marbled endpapers. 62 maps in colour many double page. Internally fine, boards marked and rubbed, spine a little worn. A stout copy. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Four Just Men

      London: Tallis Press,, 1905. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. Bookseller's blind stamp to front free endpaper. Cloth very slightly rubbed at the tips, some spotting to endpapers and early leaves and occasional small spots to margins of contents thereafter, as often. A lovely, bright copy in excellent condition with the competition slip intact. First edition, first impression. This famous piece of detective fiction is notable for being an early example of interactive media, as the identity of the murderer was withheld pending the result of the competition between readers to solve the mystery. Cash prizes were on offer totalling the huge sum of £500. By some accounts the mystery was no such thing and the publishers were inundated with correct entries and disappointed customers. A particularly beautiful copy with the mail-in slip intact and still attached to its stub at the back of the book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Half-title page a little soiled with a small tear not affecting the signature. Rubbing to front joint; covers firm. Near Fine and uncommon when signed. Attractively bound by Bennett in 3/4 red morocco and boards with gilt rules, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, and a gilt-lettered and decorated spine with five raised bands. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page and dated 8 May 1906. Illustrated with plates.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      o. Vlg.,, O. O., 1905 - O. O., o. Vlg., 1905. 4°. (62) S. Mit 8 Tafeln mit Illustr. von Aubrey Beardsley. Orig.-Pappband. Thieme/Becker (für Beardsley). - Nr. 388 von 400 Exemplaren. Privatdruck mit erotischen Illustrationen des englischen Zeichners Aubrey Vincent Beardsleys (1872-1898). (A.V. Beardsleys) "Stil hatte sich zur Meisterschaft entwickelt, u. seine Inspiration, seine Fruchtbarkeit in der Erfindung, seine Schaffenskraft hatten trotz zunehmender Kränklichkeit ihren Höhepunkt erreicht, um dann in den wenige Wochen vor seinem Tode entstandenen 'Volpone'-Zeichnungen sich zu erschöpfen. Diesen Jahren 1896-97 gehören an die Illustrationen zu 'The rape of the lock' und die acht Zeichnungen zu 'Lysistrata', allesamt vortreffliche Beispiele seines glänzenden Genies" (Thieme/Becker). - Seiten zum Teil unaufgeschnitten. Einband gebräunt, berieben und bestossen. Vorderers Gelenk geplatzt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        François le Champi. Couverture illustrée et 31 compositions par A. Robaudi, gravées au burin et à l'eau-forte par Henri Manesse

      Paris: Léopold Carteret, 1905. Livre. Illus. by Alcide Robaudi. Bon. Pleine reliure signée. Édition illustrée. Grand In-8. Paris, Librairie Conquet, L. Carteret et Cie, 1905. 26,5 x 18 cm (R), grand in-8, XX - 184 pp., planches hors texte et gravures dans le texte, prospectus de l'édition relié in-fine, reliure de plein maroquin vert orné de compositions géométriques courant sur les plats et le dos, doublure, filets intérieur en encardrement, doré sur témoins, couvertures et dos (déchiré) conservés (reliure signée G. Decauville). L'un des 100 exemplaires de tête sur Japon, et parmi ceux-ci l'un des 70 contenant deux états des planches dont le tirage à part de toutes les illustrations avant la lettre (n° 42). Le tirage total est de 300 exemplaires. "Belle publication estimée. Robaudi a parfaitement rendu les scènes villageoises comme le côté spécialement sentimental du roman." (Carteret) Dos noirci, craquelure au mors supérieur, intérieur superbe. (MONOD, 10133 ; CARTERET, IV, 358).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Garden Cities in Theory and Practice. Being an Amplification of a Paper on the potentialities of Applied Science in a Garden City read before Section F of the British Association. Complete in 2 volumes

      London: Bemrose, 1905.. Large thick 8vo. (8.75 x 6 inches). Volume I: pp.xiv, 557, (1 rear flyleaf). Volume II: pp.xi, (1 frontis), 559-1404, (12 publisher's adverts). Profuse b/w illusts, hors-texte, including several fold-outs. Publisher's green cloth gilt to spine, lettered in black to upper boards. Spines sunned and marked, mainly Volume One. Boards trifle marked. Free endpapers lightly tanned. Fore-edge a little rusty. Owner's name in ink to front pastedown of Volume One. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set indeed. Hopelessly heavy books requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. First edition.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        Le Parnasse satyrique du quinzième siècle, anthologie de pièces libres

      H. Welter, Paris 1905 - [VIII]-334 pp., Fort in-12° (11,5 x 15 cm), demi-chagrin brun à coins, dos 4 nerfs avec titre doré, caissons ornés, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés. Non rogné. Edition originale collective. Notre exemplaire est imprimé sur papier d'Arches, bien qu'aucune justification ne soit mentionnée. Reliure de belle facture, papier très frais. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ad hoc Art]
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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes

      London; Longman's Colonial Library. 1905, 39. First colonial edition. 8vo. Publisher's pictorial green cloth titled and decorated in gilt and black to spine and front board. Minor edgewear, scuffing and wrinkiling, some slight spots of discolouration and soiling to the boards. A solid copy. Pictorial endpapers, foxing to prelims intruding upon first few pages. Spotting to page edges. A respectable copy of a scarce bit of Sherlockiana.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes. With illustrations by Sidney Paget

      George Newnes, London, 1905. First UK Edition, first state (preceded by the US issue, published several weeks earlier). 403pp + iv publisher's advertisements at rear. Original publisher's blue cloth lettered in gold at spine and upper board. With a frontispiece and fourteen captioned plates by Sidney Paget. A good, sound if slightly handled copy, boards a little rubbed at extremities and leaves occasionally a little finger marked. Small stain to corner of upper board and another to the base of the rear pastedown and endpaper. Thirteen Sherlock Holmes stories, beginning with his triumphant post-Reichenbach Falls return from the death in 'The Adventure of the Empty House'.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Stridende liv. Skildringer fra Vesten og Østen. Orig. udgave.

      Kbhvn. og Kria. 1905. 318 s. Indb. ubesk. med orig. foromsl. i priv. hlvldr. Ryggen en anelse falmet

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Autograph letter signed.

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

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        St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. [Danish West Indies]. A Descriptive Sketch.

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

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        The Golliwog's Fox-Hunt

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

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        5 Stimmungsbilder von der Pommerschen Ostseeküste. Originalabzüge, davon 4 von Herter handsigniert.

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

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

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

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

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

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        On the conversion of electric oscillations into continuous currents by means of a vacuum valve.

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

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        The Coast / Wilhelm's Magazine. FOUR BOUND VOLUMES

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Valkyries: A Romance founded on Wagner's Opera

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

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

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

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