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

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

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        The Man of Sorrows

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Rip Van Winkle

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

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        Frolics in Catland

      1905. first edition. Onward, For Kitten and CountryFurry Fun For AllWAIN, Louis. Frolics in Catland. Father Tuck's "Travels in Fairyland" No. 9071. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1905?]. First edition. Oblong quarto (8 5/8 x 10 3/4 in; 218 x 272 mm). [26] pp. With eight full-page and numerous color text illustrations. Verses by Norman Gale.Quarter red cloth over pictorial paper boards. Illustrated endpapers. Child's neat signature to ownership page. Fore-edge of first leaf neatly strengthened with tissue. Some edge and corner wear, slight toning to endpapers, still an excellent copy.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. “He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves” (H.G. Wells).“From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled…[a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!” (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Not in Dale. Unrecorded by Wood.Contents: Conrad's Croquet; The Plucky Cricketer; [Two Cats Playing Tennis]; The Winner; [Two Cats Playing Golf]; Dairy Down Golf Club; Amelia Mlik; Augustus Purd; Tramping Ted; [Two Cats Rowing a Boat]; Camilla Clott; [Two Cats Picking Flowers]; Wooden Bricks; The Poor Bugler; [Two Cat Brass Band]; Jake; [Two Musical Cats]; Pippina Joy; Signor Whiskerando Kat; Velvina Fox; Devoted Dandy; {Two Cats Singing a Comical Duet]; Tomto; [Two Members of the Famous Band] and Fernand.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas His Pilgrimes - Containing a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells By Englishmen and Others

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Hakluytus Pothumus or PURCHASE HIS PILGRIMES Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Land Travells

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Deja Vu Books]
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        William Caxton.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The political history of England : in twelve volumes / edited by William Hunt and Reginald L. Poole

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Les Voyages Extraodinaires; L'Invasion de La Mer - Le Phare du Bout du Monde

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

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

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

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        Asian carpets: XVI. and XVII. century designs from the Jaipur palaces &c., &c.: from materials supplied with the permission of H.H. the Maharaja of Jaipur and from other sources, with text by Colonel T.H. Hendley

      London: W. Griggs. Near Fine; 14.5 x 20 (50 cm) Loose sheets in six printed folders, in . modern cloth-covered box. Near Fine condition.. 1905. Illustrated by 150 plates (chromolithographs except for CI, a collotype), [7] key plates; GWO 1842. Complete. Stunning. [CSROT t1875].; 24; [25] pp. .

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        The Well of the Saints. A Play in Three Acts

      sp;- London - A. H. Bullen - Dublin - The Abbey Theatre, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A handsomely rebound copy of Synge's play, with original pictorial paper wraps bound in. The Well of the Saints is a three-act play written by Irish playwright J. M. Synge, first performed at the Abbey Theatre by the Irish National Theatre Society in February, 1905. It is set in the rural east of Ireland two or more centuries ago. First edition. Edmund John Millington Synge (16 April 1871- 24 March 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run at the Abbey Theatre. Although he came from an Anglo-Irish background, Synge's writings are mainly concerned with the world of the Roman Catholic peasants of rural Ireland and with what he saw as the essential paganism of their world view. This play is volume one of 'The Abbey Theatre Series'. The Abbey Theatre, also known as the National Theatre of Ireland, is a theatre located in Dublin, Ireland. The Abbey first opened its doors to the public on 27 December 1904. Despite losing its original building to a fire in 1951, it has remained active to the present day. Synge's plays helped set the Abbey house style for the following four decades. The stylised realism of his writing was reflected in the training given at the theatre's school of acting, and plays of peasant life were the main staple of the repertoire until the end of the 1950s. Bound by Greuzevault, with binder's stamp to front pastedown. Condition: In an armorial full morocco binding with original paper wraps bound in. Externally, in a excellent condition with only very slight marks to rear boards and some staining to rear pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot and handling mark to pages. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        A Modern Utopia

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

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

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED (To Fellow Novelist Mrs. Humphry Ward with Superb Literary Content)

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

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

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

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        The Voyage of the 'Discovery'

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

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

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

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

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

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      London: A & C Black. Very Good+. 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. An extremely rare title, especially in this condition. 60 tissue guarded plates from the authors; 8vo; 260 pages .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Fads and Fancies of Representative Americans at the Beginning of the 20th Century: Being a Portrayal of their Tastes, Diversions and Achievments

      New York: Town Topics Publising Company, 1905.. First edition. Folio, original full green morocco, elaborate tooling to the spine, front and back panels, green silk doublures and endleaves. All edges gilt. Number 46, signed by William Mann, the publisher of Town Topics. In near fine condition.

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        Visual design in action: principles, purposes.

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

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

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

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        Two autograph letters signed to Lord Northcliffe concerning the publication of Lord Randolph Churchill

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

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        Biographical Edition Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Rip Van Winkle

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

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

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

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        Two Years in the Antarctic Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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