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        History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria, by G. Maspero. Volumes X, XI, and XII by S. Rapoport. Volume XIII by L. W. King and H. R. Hall. Edited by A.H. Sayce and Translated by L.M. McClure

      London: The Grolier Society, n.d. (c.1905)., 1905. Complete in 13 volumes, large 8vo. Publisher's original maroon half morocco with gilt titles and gilt Egyptian-style tooling to spines, marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt others untrimmed. Generously illustrated, frontispieces and several plates in colour. Edges dusty; light general rubbing. An excellent set, shows extremely well.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Die Sklavenkarawane

      - Stuttgart, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1905., Karl May, Die Sklavenkarawane, mit 16 Tondruckbildern vierte Auflage, hrsg. Stuttgart, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, o.J. (1905), 3 Bl., 496 S, 2 Bl., Farb. illustr. Olwd (Etw. berieb. u. best. kl. gekl. Einrisse an den Gelenken, Hdeckel leicht fl.), Plaul 249.4., DB 18, Vorder-Innengelenk m.kl. kol.Papierstr. verstärkt, N. a. Vort.; 8°, sehr schöner Zustand dieser raren u. gesuchten Ausgabe! 8°

      [Bookseller: Alte Bücherwelt]
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        De Profundis

      London: Methuen and Co.,, [23 February] 1905. Octavo. Original blue buckram, titles gilt to spine with thick-and-thin gilt rules to ends, upper board with a single gilt rule boarder, gilt titles and a gilt design by Charles Rickets of a bird flying through prison bars, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 40 pages of publisher's catalogue at the rear, dated February 1905. Some rubbing to ends and corners, a few trivial marks to cloth, some early and late leaves faintly spotted, but a very good copy indeed. First edition, trade issue (there were limited editions on handmade paper and Japanese vellum, of 200 and 50 copies respectively); with the earliest state publisher's catalogue (dated February, rather than March). De Profundis was written by Oscar Wilde during his two years (1895-97) in Reading Gaol, but only published five years after his death by his literary executor Robert Ross, who wrote the 5 page preface to this volume. This copy is inscribed by Robert Ross in the month of publication on the front free endpaper, "Mabel Fry, from the editor - Feb. 05".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Honest Farmer from Arkansaw On a Lark Seein' the West

      Jacksonville, FL: Self Published?, 1905. Book is bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with bright gilt title on front and spine. Light edgewear, clean and tight interior. 344p., black and white photos. Milam's 1901 adventures as he travels from Lufkin, Texas, to Duncan, Indian Terriroty, and on to Fort Sill to register for homestead land - as told in a series of letters written to his wife back in Texas. His wanderings in the area around Fort Sill, Lawton, and Comanche County. Writings of his 1904 trip by rail to Corpus Christi, Texas, and 1905 trip from Jacksonville, Florida, to Luflin and on to Oregon for the Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland. Travels in the northwest and his return home by way of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Antonio. Milam - a gregarious and curious man who shares his adventures in an entertaining manner. Rare first-hand account of 1901 Indian Territory.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG.

      [Bookseller: K. L. Givens Books]
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        THE BIRDS OF TUNISIA, 2 Volumes, complete

      London: R.H. Porter, 1905. First edition. . Endpapers with some minor browning, bookplate of Duncan Robert Mackintosh on front endpaper, bottom outer corner of one volume with a slight bump, a bright, near fine set in the publisher's cloth binding. . Pp. xxxii, 294; xviii, 410, 17 full pg plates - 15 are handcolored after Gronvold, 2 photogravures, 1 color folding map. Original publisher's cloth, royal 8vo. Edition limited to 250 copies only. A history of the birds found in the regency of Tunis.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        The Source of the Blue Nile

      London: Smith Elder & Co., 1905. Blue cloth lettered in gilt. 2 folding maps. Ink name front free endpaper. Very sharp copy.. 1st. Cloth. About Fine./No Jacket. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Kate Greenaway

      London: A & C Black 1905, 1st limited edition. () xx,301pp. Near fine. Quarto. Original cream buckram boards with blind stamping. Gilt top edge. Beveled boards. 53 colour plates. 90 Black and white illustrations. Original pencil drawing in window mount. Silk marker ribbon present. A much superior copy. Copy 469 / 500 of the edition deluxe authenticated and signed by the John Greenaway the artist's brother. The drawing is particularly pleasing showing a characteristic young girl and a small detail of her foot..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Raum und Zeit

      Leipzig: Teubner. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Minkowski's explanation of the fourth dimension, a critical bridge between Einstein's theories of special and general relativity. PMM 401. "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: Jahresbericht der deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung, volume XVIII, pp.75-88. Leipzig: Teubner, 1909. The whole volume offered. Contemporary three-quarter burgundy morocco. Provenance: Charles L. Bouton, 1912 (signature in pencil on an endpaper). Bookplate and deaccession stamp of Middlebury College- the Egbert Starr Library. Some scuffing to edges of binding and residue from library sticker at base of spine. A few neat annotations (not affecting Minkowski); text fine. NOTE: There were three 1909 (simultaneous or nearly simultaneous) journal printings of Raum und Zeit. The present printing is the one cited by PMM.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Stereoscopic Views from the Archives of Underwood & Underwood of the Chinese Revolution

      1905.. 11 original photos of the Chinese Revolution, many unlikely to have been published. Numbered and titled as follows: 145606 Red Cross of the Imperial Army; 145605 Chinese Revolutionary soldiers; 145604 Imperial Artillery, Serpent Hill; 145603 Jap. troops watching battle between Imperial and Revolutionary forces China; 145602 (untitled; showing train tracks and fortifications); 145601 1st Flag of Chinese Republic; 145600 (untitled; showing soldiers at rest in front of arcade); 145599 U. S. troop in front of legation at ... ; 145597 Yung Chang commander of Northern Chinese Army reported killed by own (illegible); 145611 (untitled, showing troops standing guard over casualties); and 145607 Imperial Artillery. Mounted on tan 14 1/2 x 118 3/4 in sheet, with binder holes punched at left edge. Slt chipped at edges, o/w very good.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS

      New York: The Century Co, 1905. First Edition, second issue. Profusely illustrated with 52 illustrations, 27 of which are colourplates or half tones by Maxfield Parrish, the rest being photographs and drawings by E. Denison, Malcolm Fraser and C. A. Vanderhof. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original dark forest green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt on the spine, cover design by Decorative Designers with elaborate pictorial decorations after Maxfield Parrish in an all over design, upper cover stamped in gilt and blocked in light green, blue, purple, gilt and rust, showing a villa garden. 270 pp. A beautifully preserved copy, very fresh and bright withal, the binding very clean and the gilt and cloth colour in excellent condition, corners sharp and interior clean and tight. An as pristine copy of this beautiful book. SCARCE FIRST EDITION, AND A BEAUTIFUL COPY OF THE 1905 ISSUE OF THIS HIGHLY REGARDED AND SOUGHT AFTER WORK. One of the most well-written books on Italian garden design. The combination of Wharton’s liquid descriptions and Parrish’s romantic paintings, makes for an extremely delightful book. Special attention is given to the gardens found at Florentine, Sienese and Roman villas. The relationship of the buildings to the natural surroundings is explored in detail. “The Italian garden does not exist for its flowers; its flowers exist for it: they are a late and infrequent adjunct to its beauties, a parenthetical grace counting only as one more touch in the general effect of enchantment. This is no doubt partly explained by the difficulty of cultivating any but spring flowers in so hot and dry a climate, and the result has been a wonderful development of the more permanent effects to be obtained from the three other factors in garden-composition - marble, water and perennial verdure - and the achievement, by their skillful blending, of a charm independent of the seasons.” The format and decorative binding and illustration are the same as in the first issue.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Jewish Peril. Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

      8vo original wrappers, [2], vi, 95 pp. Backstrip worn, with about a third gone. Front cover nearly detached, some chipping to wrappers, and light soiling to title. Otherwise very good. This work is a first English edition of this infamous anti-Semitic forgery. Put simply, the pamphlet provides rules and strategies for controlling political and economic forces. First published in 1905, and believed to be a plot by Jewish leaders to take over the world, or create unrest. In reality, it was probably produced by Tsar Nicholas?s regime to deflect criticism of his government. Unfortunately, this so called ?Jewish Conspiracy? went well beyond the borders of Russia in terms of acceptance. This pamphlet probably helped fuel the rabid anti-Semitism in Germany and other parts of Europe during the 1920s-1940s.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        Skazki Pushkina Skazka o Tsar Slatanje (Tsar Slatan)

      St. Petersburg: The Department for the Production of State Documents [Expeditsii Zagotovleny Gosudarstvennukh], 1905. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good Minus. Hauntingly beautiful chromolithographic images by Ivan Biliban. Oblong, 4to, measuring 32 by 26 cm, and 20 pp., featuring ten chromolithographs in addition to front cover, title and the rear cover vignette. Five of the chromos within are full page. In addition, there is the chromo decorative borders, very much a part of the integral whole. This work is part of a series of indigenous fairy tales the Russian government commissioned Bilibin to illustrate. To do so Bilibin paid meticulous care to actual traditional costume, architecture and decor. The work cemented Bilibin's renown, which was also built on stage design. The front cover is soiled and the coloring is dulled. The imagery is bright elsewhere. The wraps also have a slight curl.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        The Works of George Bernard Shaw

      New York. Brentano's. 1905-1916. Lavishly custom bound in3/4 grain morocco and gilt ruled marbled boards. Double gilt ruled and tooled spine compartments. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. t.e.g. 8vo (5.25" x 7.25"). This set is comprised of:& Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Fannie's First Play, Three Plays for Puritans, Cashel Byron's Profession, The Quitessence of Ibsenism, The Perfect Wagnerite, Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant,Androcles and the Lion, Overruled, Pygmalion, Love Among the Artists, Dramatic Opinions and Essays, John Bull's Other Island, Major Barbara, The Irrational Knot, The Doctor's Dilemma, Getting Married, The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet, New Plays, Man and Superman, Fabian Essays in Socialism, Unsocial Socialists. The mildest of wear and/or rubbing to various covers and/or spines. Several tiny spots of darkening to spine of one volume. Various volumes present usual trimmed edging in order to facilitate binding. One volume presents some pages with very mild water stains. Spines have been evenly and handsomely sunned to a light tan with the exception of one volume which retains its original dark brown hue. A Fine, crisp, very appealing rare leather set of Shaw.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        [In Russian:] ZAYAVLENIE I DOKUMENTY. O RAZRYVIE TSENTRAL'NYKH UCHRESHDENII S PARTIE [Statements and Documents. On Split Between Central Establishment and the Party]

      Geneva: Koop. Tipographia, 1905.. 13,[1]pp. 16mo. Pale green printed self-wrappers. About fine. First edition, published in association with VPERED, the Bolshevik paper founded by Lenin and associates in Geneva at the turn of the year after the Mensheviks took control of ISKRA. ZALESKI 1917.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        CENSUS OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS: 1903

      United States Bureau of the Census, Washington, D. C, 1905 - Complete in four volumes. Second Edition June 1, 1905. Clean tan cloth embellished with silver titles and front cover emblem. Texts tight, clean & intact. Volume #1: 619pp. Geography, History, Population. Tissue protected old map of Manila. Rear pocket holds folded map of the Philippine Islands. Vol. #2: 1048pp. Population. Table and Chart illustrations and a fold- out color map. Vol. #3: 637pp. Mortality, Defective Classes , Education, Families and Dwellings. Tables and color chart illustrations. Vol. #4: 740pp. Agriculture, Social and Industrial Statistics. Color maps and B/W photograph Illustrations. Asia, Philippine Islands; Maps, Tables, Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 3044 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff]
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        Natività.

      - Un non comune tema religioso per il pittore di origini venete Carlo Bonacina (1905-2001). L’acquaforte di grandi dimensioni qui proposta ospita infatti una natività, con un Cristo bambino gioioso, a mani alzate verso la madre e Giuseppe che quasi lo schermano dai contadini che da dietro si affacciano curiosi. Da notare l’impegno dell’autore nel tracciare con linee decise l’espressione del viso di ognuno. In primo piano poi, a suggerire il destino del neonato, due agnelli sdraiati. Firmato in lastra e a matita nella parte inferiore. In cornice.\r Formato: Acquaforte di dimensioni 33x25 cm. Buono.

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        KATE GREENAWAY

      Published by Adam & Charles Black, 1905. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Greenaway, Kate. Very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe limited edition of 500 copies, SIGNED by Kate Greenaway's brother, John Greenaway. Cream cloth with gilt titles and blind decorations. With an original sketch by Kate Greenaway. Beautiful plates that have captioned page guards. Copy No. 341 of 500. SIGNED by John Greenaway on original sketch page and copy no. page. All colour plates are present. Some grubby marks and a few small indentation marks to covers. Front joint is a bit cracked. Some browning to outer page edges. Light foxing to a few plate guards. Some light finger marks to page margins. Still a great copy of this scarce item! [S]

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        Ski Running.

      Horace Cox,, London: 1905 - vi, 116, +(18) adverts (ads also on pastedowns). Very nicely produced, and illustrated with photographs and drawings. Dedicated to the Ski Club of Great Britain. Slight foxing to title page, contents otherwise clean and fresh. In the original binding of smooth grey cloth decorated and titled in black. Small red mark to upper joint, and slight rubbing and darkening to spine, which is slightly puckered at the ends, but otherwise a very fresh clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        KINCORA A DRAMA IN THREE ACTS

      New York: Published by John Quinn, 1905.. Grey wrappers, printed in black. Near fine. First American edition. Copy #20 of fifty numbered copies. Signed by the author on the title page. The counterpart of the Dublin printing as #2 in the Abbey Theatre Series, published for copyright protection in the U.S. QUINN SALE 3596.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        CONNECTICUT TROLLEYS. Street Railway Photograph Album with Ephemera

      (n. p.):. (n. d.).. 10-1/2" x 13-3/8". Ca 1905 - 1945. ~ 220 pp.. Black leather covers with rivet binding. Gilt stamped title "Photographs" to top front cover.. Album boards rubbed, edges worn and chipping around corners. Gilt. title lettering still bright. 10-12 Album leaves are separated from. binding, 1 page split. Extreme edges of leaves chipping.. Photographs are VG to VG+ with some exceptions. All photos were. originally glued to album pages and retain some remnants of glue on. their versos, many are loose but still included. Overall, a unique,. VG item.. Soon after the turn of the century, many people began hopping aboard New England's interurban streetcars for the affordable, convenient ride to work or school, to shopping districts and to the countryside. The Connecticut Company and the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Company, two pioneering companies, built an extensive light rail system throughout the state by the end of the 1920s - virtually creating Connecticut's suburban communities. They also provided jobs for line and car maintenance and car operators, and many of these individuals are shown standing proudly by their streetcars in this album. Compiled by a serious streetcar aficionado after the trolley age was past, the album contains hundreds of views of individual cars of all types: vestibule end, "opens", the private car of Andrew Mellon, cars wrecked in accidents or stranded in the snow, cars advertising war bonds or the World's Fair, crane and scrapping cars, and finally derailed and retired cars. Captions give specific car numbers and lines. In the pictures there are often street scenes with pedestrians and boarding passengers on their way to the Yale Bowl or to a Sunday school picnic. One photograph shows a race between a trolley and an automobile before a crowd of spectators. Other photos show line crews and builders posing for the camera at the barns, in front of their well turned out trolleys, and sometimes in commemoration of a last run. There are a few photographs revealing the interiors of the cars, showing rattan seats and varnished hardwood details. Some of these photographs look like scenes from a period movie set, but the album is clearly meant to document the amazing variety and detail of the cars, the spirit in which they were operated and how they were put to good use in the happy days before the reign of freeways and Greyhound buses. & & Ephemera: ticket for horse-drawn trolley (Bridgeport), various postcards of street cars, specification sheet for a 1924 improved light-weight car for the New Haven & Shore Line Railway, two greeting cards from the Middletown Bank Trust Department, each with a photograph of a historic trolley car, "Trolley Days in Western Mass." - a 16 p. pamphlet. & & A typewritten sheet titled "Connecticut Album" pasted down to the albums front paste-down & lists the following lines: New Haven & Shore Line Ry., Groton-Stonington-Westerley Ry., Taftville Mills Connection, Norwich and Westerly Traction Co., Bristol Traction Co. (Bristol), People Tramway Co. (Putnam), Connecticut Co., Lordship Railway (Bridgeport), New London- East Lyme St. Ry. Co., Worcester- Connecticut Eastern Ry. Co., Manufacturer's Railroad (New Haven), Conn. Ry. & Electric Co., Winsted & Torrington St. Ry., Bristol & Plainville Tramway, Waterbury & Milldale Tramway Co. & & Other towns listed in street car captions: Danbury, Winsor Locks, Stamford, Saybrook, Ivoryton, Old Lyme, Chester, Willimantic, Ocean Beach, Hartford, Franklin, Stoney Creek, Rockville, & New Britain. . ~ 685 b/w photographs of various sizes, most ~ 3-1/2" x 4" or 4-3/4" x 8", with ~ 10 of large fromat: 10" x 8-1/4". Captions handwritten in white below photographs.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Where Angels Fear to Tread

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons,, 1905. Octavo, pp. 319. Publisher's blue cloth, with title gilt to spine and in black to front board. Housed in a quarter burgundy morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. Spine faded, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition. Presumably a preliminary copy, with uncoloured endpapers, no advertisements and smoother cloth cover. Bookplates of two American East coast bibliophiles, B. George Ulizio and Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., to front pastedown and front free endpaper respectively. Adams was the director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BIOGRAPHIES DES ARTISTES JAPONAIS DONT LES OEUVRES FIGURENT DANS LA

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        CONNECTICUT TROLLEYS. Street Railway Photograph Album with Ephemera

      (n. p.):. (n. d.).. 10-1/2" x 13-3/8". Ca 1905 - 1945. ~ 220 pp.. Black leather covers with rivet binding. Gilt stamped title "Photographs" to top front cover.. Album boards rubbed, edges worn and chipping around corners. Gilt. title lettering still bright. 10-12 Album leaves are separated from. binding, 1 page split. Extreme edges of leaves chipping.. Photographs are VG to VG+ with some exceptions. All photos were. originally glued to album pages and retain some remnants of glue on. their versos, many are loose but still included. Overall, a unique,. VG item.. Soon after the turn of the century, many people began hopping aboard New England's interurban streetcars for the affordable, convenient ride to work or school, to shopping districts and to the countryside. The Connecticut Company and the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Company, two pioneering companies, built an extensive light rail system throughout the state by the end of the 1920s - virtually creating Connecticut's suburban communities. They also provided jobs for line and car maintenance and car operators, and many of these individuals are shown standing proudly by their streetcars in this album. Compiled by a serious streetcar aficionado after the trolley age was past, the album contains hundreds of views of individual cars of all types: vestibule end, "opens", the private car of Andrew Mellon, cars wrecked in accidents or stranded in the snow, cars advertising war bonds or the World's Fair, crane and scrapping cars, and finally derailed and retired cars. Captions give specific car numbers and lines. In the pictures there are often street scenes with pedestrians and boarding passengers on their way to the Yale Bowl or to a Sunday school picnic. One photograph shows a race between a trolley and an automobile before a crowd of spectators. Other photos show line crews and builders posing for the camera at the barns, in front of their well turned out trolleys, and sometimes in commemoration of a last run. There are a few photographs revealing the interiors of the cars, showing rattan seats and varnished hardwood details. Some of these photographs look like scenes from a period movie set, but the album is clearly meant to document the amazing variety and detail of the cars, the spirit in which they were operated and how they were put to good use in the happy days before the reign of freeways and Greyhound buses. Ephemera: ticket for horse-drawn trolley (Bridgeport), various postcards of street cars, specification sheet for a 1924 improved light-weight car for the New Haven & Shore Line Railway, two greeting cards from the Middletown Bank Trust Department, each with a photograph of a historic trolley car, "Trolley Days in Western Mass." - a 16 p. pamphlet. A typewritten sheet titled "Connecticut Album" pasted down to the albums front paste-down & lists the following lines: New Haven & Shore Line Ry., Groton-Stonington-Westerley Ry., Taftville Mills Connection, Norwich and Westerly Traction Co., Bristol Traction Co. (Bristol), People Tramway Co. (Putnam), Connecticut Co., Lordship Railway (Bridgeport), New London- East Lyme St. Ry. Co., Worcester- Connecticut Eastern Ry. Co., Manufacturer's Railroad (New Haven), Conn. Ry. & Electric Co., Winsted & Torrington St. Ry., Bristol & Plainville Tramway, Waterbury & Milldale Tramway Co. Other towns listed in street car captions: Danbury, Winsor Locks, Stamford, Saybrook, Ivoryton, Old Lyme, Chester, Willimantic, Ocean Beach, Hartford, Franklin, Stoney Creek, Rockville, & New Britain. . ~ 685 b/w photographs of various sizes, most ~ 3-1/2" x 4" or 4-3/4" x 8", with ~ 10 of large fromat: 10" x 8-1/4". Captions handwritten in white below photographs.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Photograph album from the 1930s/40s

      Heilbronn. Hard cover. Very good . Cloth binding with string (broken). About 11 x 8 5/8 inches. 18 leaves, many with glassine interleaves. Some photographs are loose. The subject of this old family photograph album is not identified, but from internal evidence--inscriptions on the backs of the photographs--he appears to have been Karl Rieger who was born about 1905 in the German city of Heilbronn. The photographs show him as a young man with friends as he and they take walking and youth hostelling trips together. Later in preparation for joining the Luftwaffe he learns to fly gliders. Then he is seen in uniform and at his base, including in the dormitory with his fellow airmen. The base may have been near Munich because there are pictures of that city too. Finally, there are very poignant scenes of a funeral, for apparently he has been killed in action. One poignant last picture shows him as a young boy with his school class.-This album was clearly put together by a loved one. It has photographs of his family, including with his younger brother at home. In addition, there is one particular picture which is of the greatest interest. It shows a large open Mercedes touring car with someone in civilian clothes standing in the passenger seat and three aides in the back seat. The face of the man standing is not clear because he is wearing a hat, but he can be none other than Adolf Hitler himself. The time may have been in the early 1930s when perhaps he was campaigning.The album is very typical of Germany at the time. It is a most interesting keepsake of that period.

      [Bookseller: The Typographeum Bookshop]
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        Rip Van Winkle. With drawings by Arthur Rackham

      London: William Heinemann, 1905., 1905. First Rackham Edition. Quarto. Later three quarter dark green crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt titles to spine, retaining the publisher's green cloth boards with design stamped in gilt to upper, top edge gilt, marbled end papers. With 51 mounted colour plates bound together after the text. Bookplate and ownership. A superb, fine copy. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        The Edinburgh Stereoscopic Atlas of Anatomy

      London: The Caxton Publishing Company, 1905. Hardback. Good/None. 10000 4to. Complete in five boxes. A series of stereoscopic views illustrating human anatomy, each view having accompanying text, each of the images and its the text being mounted on one sheet of card. The visual teaching aid of their day. Condition notes: As is to be expected, the boxes show considerable signs of use and age, but the views are complete, intact and undamaged, with the exception only of the very first, which has a small area of loss resulting from a small sticky label which has been clumsily removed. Foxing to the accompanying booklets, very occasional foxing to the text portions of the cards, a very few spots on the images, but the majority of images are clean and bright. The sheets of card are tending to curl, and would need to be held firmly in a viewer. One of the cards, in Box 5, has been cut to separate the text from the photographs, and the latter protected with translucent paper.

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        Grimm's Marchen

      n.d. (ca 1905). 4to. Wien, M. Munk, 1905. Original illustrated card wrappers with lettering on cover; 12 incomparable color plates by Heinrich Lefler and Joseph Urban. Possibly concurrent or very early printing of the Marchen Kalendar for 1905 with all plates just as brilliant, highlighted in gold. The text by Fulda has been set in Wiener-style borders and all capitals. Front cover with one crease mark and some scuffing, else near fine internally.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Works of William Shakespeare

      - Stratford-on-Avon - The Shakespeare Head Press, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Shakespeare Head Press's limited edition of Shakespeare's works, in attractive bindings and printed on handmade paper. With a differenttissue-guarded frontispiece in every volume. Includes the Comedy of Errors, Much Ado about Nothing, Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, All's Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale, King John, King Richard the Second, The Two Parts of King Henry the Fourth, King Henry the Fifth, The First part of King Henry the Sixth, The Second and Third Part of King Henry the Sixth, King Richard the Third, King Henry the Eighth, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra and Cymbeline. With watermarks to front blanks, titles and play titlesin each volume. Volumes II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX of ten volumes. The Shakespeare Head Press was established in Stratford on Avon in 1904 by Elizabethan Scholar, editor and publisherArthur Henry Bullen they are reknowed for the quality of their design and printing, working in the Morris tradition. Condition: In armorial half morocco bindings. Externally very attractive with just some shelfwear and marks to the boards. The hinges have been reinforced, just one is slightly strained but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound, beautifully bright and clean throughout due to excellent quality paper. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The Justice of the Peace Reports

      85 - London - Richard Shaw Bond, abd Justic of the Peace Ltd., 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extensive collection of the records of the Justice of Peace from 1905 to 1985, which covers all aspects of the law for the magisterial and criminal courts. The Justice of the Peace Reports cover criminal and procedure law, consumer law, licensing law, local government law, coroners law, youth court, road traffic, customs and excise and wildlife cases. Containing volumes LXIX (1905), LXXX (1906), LXX (1907), LXXIII (1909), LXXV (1911), LXXVIII (1914), LXXXIV (1920), C (1936), CII (1938), CIII (1939), CIV (1940), CX (1946), CXX *1966), CXXXI (1967), CXXXII (1968), CXXXIII (1969), CXXXIV (1970), CXXXV (1971), 136 (1972), 137 (1973), 138 (1974), 139 (1975), 140 (1976), 141 (1977), 142 (1978), 143 (1979), 145 (1981), 147 (1983), 148 (1984), 149 (1985). Also with the reports from 1918, 1921, 1940-47, 1949, 1961-66, and 1968-1985, plus the supplements numbered volumes1-6 (1958-9, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63 and 1963-64)giving a total of seventy-one volumes. The Justice of the Peace (JP) magazine has continuously reported for 172 years all aspects of the law for the magisterial and criminal courts, since first published in 1837. It is the oldest legal weekly journal in England and Wales, and read by those making decisions in their specialist areas within the Criminal Justice System. Featuring independent comment on important decisions made by the courts or government, Notes of the Week reporting important and relevant cases of interest, Features, articles and interview, current news and projects being used within the criminal justice system, covering family law, coroners, trading standards, local authority, probation, prison and police areas, road traffic and custom and excise, IT developments and relevant cases, Notes of Cases (taken from Justice of the Peace Reports, reports on sentencing and current practice), and Weekly Law Digest (a round-up of the new Acts, statutory instruments and parliamentary publications). Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, though with some rubbing and spotting to the leather of some volumes. Three hinges strained. Loss to backstrip of 1918 Records. Internally, generally firmly bound, though two volumes slightly strained. Bookseller's labels to many front pastedowns. Institutional inkstamps to front endpapers. Cockling to the pages of one volume. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just the occasional instance of spotting. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        THIOGENE COLOURS... ACCORDING TO THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY IN 1904

      1905. (TEXTILES - DYEING). THE THIOGENE COLOURS OF FARBWERKE VORM. MEISTER LUCIUS & BRUNING, HOECHST ON MAIN. ACCORDING TO THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY IN 1904. New York: H. A. Metz & Co., (1905). Frontispiece of the factory complex in Germany, line illustrations of manufacturing apparatus in the text, and hundreds of swatches of dyed cloths, large and small, in a wide spectrum of colors and patterns. vi,162 pp. Text is in English. 4to., light green cloth sides, gilt title to upper board, publisher's information to lower board, patterned endpapers. Although the backstrip is lacking, the boards are firmly attached. Most leaves have some light dust-soiling at margins and the boards are bowed because the number of mounted samples keeps the individual leaves and the entire volume from closing tightly. A trade catalogue of Thiogene Colors, a subset of the Sulpher Color group, which allowed the direct dyeing of dyestuffs in a greater variety of colors, excepting red, than was formerly possible. The work is divided into two parts; one part deals with the application of Thiogene Colors, and the other describes in detail the various modes of application and the properties of individual colors in the series.

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        Garrison Games: Private Memoirs of an Officer of Dragoons. Translated from the French.

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

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        Typed letter signed ("Thos A. Edison").

      No place, 16. I. 1905. - 4to. 3 pp. Matted and framed. An agreement regarding battery production throughout the world. To Herman E. Dick, a founding director of the Edison Ore Milling Syndicate and by 1905, the foreign agent promoting Edison's battery in Europe. Edison informs Dick that as he has established battery production facilities in Germany, England, and France, as well as in America, the company should be able to meet demand throughout the world: "[.] I would undoubtedly be able to make more satisfactory terms for handling this business than any one else, and since you are largely interested in all of the three main foreign companies, you would of course benefit by any additional business that such companies might do in other countries outside of their own territories. Therefore [.] I will be obliged if you will sign the subscribed consent, agreeing that all future negotiations for foreign countries shall be left entirely to me [.]". - Duly countersigned by Dick and a witness. Leaves creased and moderately toned; perforation at upper left corner of each leaf.

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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. Rubbing to foot of spine, a few marks internally, otherwise a bright copy. Colour frontispiece and 9 colour illustrations by the author. First edition, first impression with lilac endpapers. Linder p. 425; Quinby 19.

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        An Almain Armourer's Album. Selections from an original MS. in Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington

      W. Griggs, 1905. Original vellum binding with gilt title and decoration, marbled end papers, 31 full-color with opposing page having the descriptions plus one fold-out illustration. Vellum binding spotted and soiled, worn through at tips of corners, notes penciled in the margins of first page and last page of intro and contents page, some creasing of lower corners and occasional smudging/fingering. A solid copy of this scarce work. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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