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        STAFF OFFICER’S SCRAP-BOOK During the Russo-Japanese War

      London: Edward Arnold, 1905; 1907. 2 volumes. First edition, early impression of Volume I and First Edition, first impression of Volume II. Profusely illustrated with photographs, plans and maps. Many of the plans and maps are folding, maps printed in colours. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original bindings of royal blue ribbed cloth lettered and ruled in gilt on spines, upper covers with gilt signature facsimiles and border rules in blind. x, 362; xi, 387 including index, 16 pages of ads. A very handsome set, internally, near as pristine, apparently unused, very bright and very clean, the maps all in good order with an occasional closed tear without loss, a bit of spotting to the bright cloth bindings, the gilt still very bright and clean,unusually so. SCARCE IN FINE CONDITION. After more than twenty-five years of proving his mettle in India and Afghanistan, Ian Hamilton was appointed foreign attache to the First Japanese Army during the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War in 1904. Although his movements in the field were severely restricted, Hamilton’s descriptive powers as a writer turned this war diary into one of the most acclaimed and widely-read military memoirs of the period. Hamilton’s Scrap-Book was hailed by Britannica as “a book which by reason of the interest of its subject, the charm of the author’s style, and and the combination of war experience and of imagination which inspired his judgments and criticisms, at once took rank in Europe as a modern military classic.” Both volumes of this fine set include copious illustrations and fold-out maps in remarkable condition.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Signed "Rotograph" Post Card of Wilfrid Laurier Prime Minister

      NP, [1905]. 1st Edition. Photo. Very Good. White scratch on top of card and code number B33 in lower right of image, otherwise very good condition. Circa 1905 earlier Laurier Prime Minister image, the post card measures 3 in. by 5 in. Back of post card has a black paper section where likely affixed to album from removal. Handwritten in pencil Canadian PM. Post Card not used. Interesting to note the spelling of Wilfrid on the front is incorrect and where Laurier has signed., Ro´to`graph (Photography) A photograph printed by a process in which a strip or roll of sensitized paper is automatically fed over the negative so that a series of prints are made, and are then developed, fixed, cut apart, and washed at a very rapid rate., Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's eighth and first French Prime Minister, holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919 . His nearly 45 years (1874-1919) of service in the House of Commons stands as a record in Canadian politics.

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        Babuschka Sababuschka i Sobatschka Bum'.

      Moskau, Knebel, [um 1905]. - [Mütterchen Sababuschka und Hündchen Bum. Text russisch]. 4°. Farblithogr. OBrosch. (leichte Gebrauchsspuren). 4 Bll. mit 12 farblithogr. Illustrationen. Sprache: Russisch, Erste Ausgabe. - Prachtvoller Band aus dem berühmten russischen Bilderbuchverlag. - Bibliographisch bei uns nicht nachweisbar. - Erstes Blatt im Falz mit Läsuren, sonst gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        Determination of the Surface-Tension of Water by the Method of Jet Vibration

      London: The Royal Society. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION OFFPRINT, PRESENTATION COPY, of Bohr's first published scientific paper, written while he was a 20-year-old student at Copenhagen University. Inscribed by Bohr in Danish on front wrapper to Poul Heegaard, mathematician and professor at Copenhagen University. In original wrappers. In February 1905 the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters announced a prize concerning Lord Rayleigh's 1879 theory that the surface tension of liquids could be determined from the surface vibrations of liquid jets. The problem proposed by the Academy was to perform quantitative experiments to implement Rayleigh's method. Bohr faced formidable difficulties, not least the fact that, since the university had no physics laboratory, Bohr had to perform the experiments at night (to avoid perturbations due to passing traffic) in his father's physiology laboratory. Bohr's paper was submitted on the deadline of 30 October 1906, and on 23 February 1907 the Academy notified Bohr that he had won its gold medal. Bohr "included in his work essential improvements on Rayleigh's theory by taking into account the influence of the liquid's viscosity and of the ambient air, and by extending the earlier theory from infinitesimal to arbitrarily large amplitudes" (Pais 101). The original paper submitted to the Academy was, of course, written in Danish (it is actually in the hand of Niels's brother Harald). It survives in the Bohr Archives, but it was never published (Pais 102). Bohr submitted the present English translation to the Royal Society of London in 1908, where it was read and published the following year. As well as being his first published paper, this also represents the only experimental work published by Bohr; all of his subsequent contributions were to theoretical physics. (A. Pais, Niels Bohr's Times, 1991). The recipient, Poul Heegaard (1871-1948), is famous for his contributions to topology, especially the theory of three-dimensional manifolds. After his 1898 Copenhagen University dissertation, Heegaard taught at various military schools in the Copenhagen area before accepting a chair at Copenhagen University. After seven years there he resigned, but shortly afterwards he moved to the University of Kristiania (now Oslo) where he became a cofounder of the Norwegian Mathematical Society and a very popular teacher until he retired in 1941. Heegaard's dissertation is very well known because it gave a counter-example to the version of Poincaré-duality published by Poincaré shortly before, thereby contributing to the clarification of the basic notions of algebraic topology. He also co-wrote, with Max Dehn, the article 'Analysis Situs' for the Enzyklopadie der mathematischen Wissenschaften (1907), which marks the foundation of combinatorial topology. Offprint from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 209. London: The Royal Society, 1909. Quarto, original green printed wrappers; custom box. A little soiling to wrappers, very small repairs to bottom corners of front wrapper. A remarkable well-preserved copy. RARE.

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        Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten

      Leipzig and Wien: Franz Deuticke,, 1905. Octavo. Original grey wrappers printed in black. Some light marginal pencil markings. Wrappers rubbed and creased, spine faded, chipped, and repaired. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of Freud's work on jokes and their relationship to the unconscious.

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        Esquisses Decoratives

      Paris: Librairie Centrale Des Beaux-Arts, 1905. First edition. Boards. Modern navy cloth spine and gray boards, front cover paper label. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 40 pages in text. Folio, 46 x 34 cm. Sixty black and white or tinted plates, some also colored by pochoir. Binet's Art Nouveau designs for a variety of applied arts including ceramics, jewelry, wallpaper, furniture. light fixtures, gardens, ironwork and related decorative art subjects. Binet also designed le Magazines du Printemps in Paris, and the grand entrance for the Exposition Universelle in Paris, 1900. His suggestions for new decorative art designs reflect his Empire roots, but with the contemporary influences of Art Nouveau and the emerging Jugenstil. Interior contents clean, modest title page dusting, small ink stamp title and verso of plates of French architect, Georges Feray (1892-1965), who supervised rebuilding at Dieppe after World War II.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Neue Malereien für Decken un Wände. Dritte Serie. Cover title: Grohmann Maler in Dresden. Neue Malereien fur Decken und Wande. 24 Tafeln. Serie III

      Leipzig.: Gilbers'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Eugen Twietmeyer).. 1905.. 21 of 24 color lithographic plates, 19 1/2 x 15 inches, decorative color paper-covered board portfolio with ribbon ties. Portfolio worn and soiled, with loss; MISSING plates 42, 51 and 52. Scattered soiling, edge tears and creasing in margins of several plates. Soiling in two plates (44 and 45); plate 38 has 4 ink spots, 2 of which are in the image (from paints used by a copyist). Beautifully executed Art Nouveau designs for decorating walls and ceilings created by Paul Grohmann, who had an extended career in creating such portfolio design publications. A number of the panels hint at the Deco stylistics that emerged in upcoming decades. Exceptionally fine color lithography evident in every plate. Two plates feature a single image, ten feature two images, while the balance feature three or more images. The price list at the front of the portfolio indicates that the plates could be purchased individually or as a set and were available in two different formats (at different prices). The series begins with Plate 29 and ends with Plate 52. The colors used are primarily in pastel shades augmented by vibrant gold outlining. This type of applied art portfolio is seldom found complete, since they were used as working references. An extremely scarce title; no listing appears in WorldCat. .

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        The Pie and the Patty-Pan

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1905. Small quarto. Original brown boards, titles to front cover and spine in white, pictorial label with illustration to front cover. Colour frontispiece and 9 colour illustrations by the author. Rubbing to foot of spine, a few marks internally, otherwise a bright copy. First edition, first impression with lilac endpapers.

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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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        Mémoires d'une Princesse Arabe. Traduit de l'allemand par L. Lindsay.

      Paris, Dujarric & Cie., 1905. - Small 8vo. (6), 330 pp. Contemp. half calf with marbled boards and giltstamped spine. Marbled endpapers. First French edition of this fascinating biography of the Princess of Oman and Zanzibar, who married a German and later fled to Aden and Hamburg after becoming pregnant by him. The work is considered the first known autobiography of an Arab woman. It presents a remarkable perspective on the daily life of the Sultan in the mid and late 19th century, viewed from the eyes of an well-educated woman - subjects such as "La situation de la femme en Orient" ("A Woman's Position in the East", ch. XVI), courtship ("La mariage arabe", "Arab Matchmaking", ch. XVII), harems and polygamy, and even slavery are discussed at length (the Princess appearing rather favourably disposed to the latter!). As a later Christian convert, she remains fiercly proud of her homeland: "But it is just in Arabia, and with the Arab people, that the true Mahometan spirit, upon which the views of other Eastern nations are founded, has maintained itself most pure" (transl.). Her view of Muslim life represents the level-headed appreciation of a native of both East and West: "I have seen too many of such unhappy cases [of Christian marriage] to make me believe that Christian wedlock stands on a higher level or renders people much happier than the Mahometan [.] it is quite a fallacy to think that woman in the East is placed socially on a lower level than man. The legitimate wife - the purchased Sarari are of course to be excepted - stands in all respects on a par with her husband, and she always retains her rank, and all rights and titles emanating from it". Emily (Sayyida Salme) and her husband lived comfortably in Germany until the latter's death in 1870, upon which Emily was prompted to write the present work partly to alleviate her financial concerns. - Evenly browned throughout. Rare. OCLC 38270253. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Tasmanians in the Transvaal War

      Hobart: Etched and printed at "The Examiner" and "Weekly Courier" Offices, Launceston for S.G. Loone. 1905. First edition. Small 4to. [xvi], 536pp, well illustrated including small photographs of each soldier. Original black cloth (slightly faded, extremities slightly rubbed, a few trifling marks), title blocked in gilt on front board, brown patterned endpapers, all edges sprinkled in red. Slight foxing on the engraved half-title, otherwise this is a very nice clean copy of a book often let down by its binding. Very good to fine. .

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        Plutarch's Lives

      New York, Colonial Company,, 1905.. Corrected from the Greek and revised by A. H. Clough. 10 volumes, octavo (230 × 151 mm). Bound in contemporary half blue morocco with gilt titles and decoration on spine, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with photogravure reproductions of paintings and sculptures. Spines lightly faded to a grey/blue, still an attractive copy. The edition de Grand Luxe of Plutarch's Lives and Writings is limited to 1000 sets, of which this is No. 23.

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        The Yellow Wave

      London: Ward Lock and Co., Ltd., 1905. First Edition, and quite SCARCE in collectible condition. In decorative yellow cloth, frontis illustration and 2 others by Henry Austin. Author's name misspelled "Sheil" on title page. Lettering a bit rubbed front board, red decoration at spine faded but still showing some red..Prior owner name front pastedown, small Brentano's sticker bottom edge rear pastedown. Endpages and tissue guard for frontis foxed, and a bit of light internal foxing. Binding is sound. Overall, a Very Good copy of a very SCARCE book.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Austin, Henry.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        DE SCALDEN, 8e jaarboek, 1905,; oude en nieuwe volksliederen

      Antwerpen, De Vos, 1905 . gebrocheerd in een linnen omslag met linten, opdruk. in-folio, Vlaamse liederen; met lithografieën van Van Offel, Verhees, Delrue, Posenaer, Van Mieghem Audiens, Pellens,Bosiers en Van Wijck. bibliofiele uitgave met enkele spots, maar bijzonder mooi van uitgave.

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        Tales of The Fish Patrol ( Seven Tales of The Fish Patrol )

      The Youth's Companion, 1905 Self Wrappers. Nearly Fine. 1st Ed., 1st Printing, 1st Appearancec. Published in 7 parts starting in February 1905, the book was published 7 months later in September of 1905. Small folio with minor seperation at some of the folds and light chipping, otherwise fine and bright with superior illustrations. In advance of the book publication by some months, these stories are of supreme California importance as they comprise "Jack London's First Set of Stories Set in his Home State" and his home port, San Francisco Bay. Filled with violence, greed, exploitation of San Francisco Bay resources, exclusion of the Chinese, slugging through bar rooms and the docks; this was the world of London's youth and formative years. Walker - Fiction of Jack London, Sisson, Woodbridge.. 1st Ed., 1st Printing, 1st Appearancec.

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        The Seasons, pictured by Amy Sawyer

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

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        The Rainbow and the Rose

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

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        Photograph Album of Anticosti Island

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

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        Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten

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

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        LA SCIENCE ILLUSTREE - EN 18 VOLUMES (COMPLET- 36 TOMES).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, from Charles Ricketts to Laurence Hodson

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

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

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

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        Unbewußte Gemeinheiten. Unbeswusste Gemeinheiten. Ein Vortrag

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

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        Siberia - a Record of Travel, Climbing and Exploration

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

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        PICTURE COMPANIONS

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

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        Novels of the Sisters Bronte. Thornton Edition

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

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        A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way

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

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

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

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        THE TRAGEDIES

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

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        Kate Greenaway

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Troll Garden

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

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        THE LAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN (INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION)

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

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        DICTIONNAIRE GEOGRAPHIQUE ET ADMINISTRATIF DE LA FRANCE ET DE SES COLONIES - EN 7 VOLUMES + 1 VOLUME SUPPLEMENTAIRE (NOUVEAU DICTIONNAIRE DE GEOGRAPHIE UNIVERSELLE.

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Collected Works

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

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        Orpheus, A Lyrical Legend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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