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        HISTOIRE DE L'ART, depuis les premiers temps chretiens jusqu'a nos jours. Tome I- II- III- IV-V., Paris, Librairie Armand Colin, 1905

      cm. 20 x cm.29, brossura in buone condizioni ancora con molti fogli chiusi, copertine marroni, edizione con centinaia di riproduzioni e tante tav. f.t., stampa su carta speciale patinata. Si tratta della prima edizione avviata nel 1905. Questa famosa opera venne poi edita anche in anni successivi. Monumentale storia dell'arte pubblicata sotto la direzione di Michel André (grande esperto e conservatore onorario dei musei nazionali francesi) cui collaborarono studiosi e specialisti del tempo. Ogni tomo è suddiviso in due parti, ed ogni parte è composta da 10 fascicoli. Alla fine di ogni tomo ci sono i preziosi indici (anche delle figure) TOMO I (Des débuts de l'art crétien à la fin de la priode romane.) pag.556 Prima parte. Edizione 1905 - fasc. 1-10 . Sec. parte Ediizione 1905 . fasc. 11-20 TOMO II (Formation, expansion et evolution de l'art gothique) pag.1010 Prima parte. Edizione 1906 - fasc. 21-30 Sec. parte Edizione 1906 - fasc. 31-40 TOMO III (Le réalisme. Les debuts de la Renaissance) pag.968 Prima parte. Edizione 1907 - fasc. 41-50 Sec. parte. Edizione 1907 - fasc. 51-60 TOMO IV (La Renaissance) totale pagine 1006 Prima parte. Edizione 1908 - fasc. 61-70 Sec. parte. Edizione 1908 - fasc. 71-80 TOMO V (La Renaissance dans les pays du Nord - Formation de l'art classique moderne) tot. pagine 960. Prima parte. Edizione 1912 -. fasc. 81-90 Sec. parte . Edizione 1915 - fasc. 91-100 Offriamo l'insieme, assai interessante , a

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        Rip van Winkle. Illustreret af Arthur Rackham.

      Peter Hansens Forlag, København 1905. Stor 4°. 45 sider + 50 monterede farveplancher. Ubeskåret i orig. grønt hellærredsbind med forgyldt vignet (efter Rackhams forlæg) på forpermen. Nr. 80 af 250 nummererede eksemplarer med trykt signatur af Rackham. Ganske let kantslitage, ellers overordentlig velholdt. // Large 4to. 45 pages + 50 mounted colour plates. Untrimmed in the orig. green decorated cloth binding (after Rackham). One of 250 numbered copies with Rackham's printed signature. Near fine++, with only very minor wear to the extremities.. Danish de luxe edition of this classical illustrated book, apparently identical to the English original. Except for the frontispiece illustration, all illustrations are placed in the back of the book, after the text leaves

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

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

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        Nye Mennesker. Tegninger af Harald Moltke.

      Gyldendal, 1905. 246 sider, illustreret i s/h. Indb. lidt slidt halvlæder. Det originale foromslag medindbundet. Med dedikation fra Knud Rasmussen til Knud B. "Kære Knud B./ Dagen idag, da jeg tilbagebetaler/ den Driftskapital som du i sin/ Tid satte i mig - og som overhove=/ det muliggjorte mit livs første/ selvstændige Start - maa være/ historisk; forsmaa derfor ikke/ denne Bog, som var det første/ Resultat af mit vilde Ungdoms/ liv! Hej - og Tak!/ Din hengivne/ Knud R. / 30/11 08. Dedikationen er sandsynligvis til Knud Balle, provst i Grønland og Knud Rasmussens fætter: I 1902-04 deltog Knud Rasmussen i sin første ekspedition: "Den litterære Grønlandsekspedition" sammen med Mylius-Erichsen og Harald Moltke. Optegnelser fra ekspeditionen blev senere nedskrevet af Mylius-Erichsen og udkom i bogform i 1906 under titlen "Grønland. Illustreret Skildring af Den danske Literære Grønlandsekspeditions Rejser i Melvillebugten og Ophold blandt Jordens nordligst boende Mennesker - Polareskimoerne. 1903-04". Nærværende bog "Nye Mennesker" var dog det første vidnesbyrd fra ekspeditionen - en fortælling om Knud Rasmussens første møde med eskimoerne. Oplevelserne om folket, deres sagn og religiøse forestillinger skabte Knud Rasmussen et stort navn som forfatter. Dedikationen vidner sandsynligvis om, at Knud Balle har bistået Knud Rasmussen økonomisk på denne hans første ekspedition, og at Rasmussen først flere år senere har haft mulighed for at tilbagebetale. Den litterære Grønlandsekspedition var startskuddet til den Missions- og Handelsstation som Knud Rasmussen - efter at have set forholdene blandt eskimoerne - ønskede at oprette. Missionsstationen stod først klar i 1909 og handelsstationen i juli 1910. Begge foretagender var, på grund af de mange internationale interesser i Grønland, én lang forhandling med staten, der i begge tilfælde mislykkedes. Projekterne blev tilvejebragt ved private kirkelige organisationer; "Udvalget for den Grønlandske Kirkesag" og "Dansk Missionsselskab" samt private donationer.. With dedication from Knud Rasmussen to Knud B (Knud Balle) signed November 11th. 1908. Knud Rasmussen thanks Knud B., (rural dean in Greenland and Knud Rasmussens cousin), for helping him economically in the beginning of Rasmussen´s career. Knud Rasmussen has finally been able to repay his cousin the money he "invested" in him which enabled Knud Rasmussen to begin his excursions. The dedication is a little vague about what money and which "beginning" Knud Rasmussen is referring to. Knud Rasmussen began his expeditions to Greenland in 1902, when joining the excursion "Den litterære Grønlandsekspedition" 1902-04 supervised by Mylius-Erichsen. Here the thought of a trade-market in Kap York (around Thule) was born. The danish government had agreed in investing money in the project, but later withdraw their financial offer. Instead Knud Rasmussen had to raise the money from charity. The two private ecclesiastical organisations; "Udvalget for den Grønlandske Kirkesag" og "Dansk Missionsselskab" raised most of them. Considering the dedication, Knud Balle presumably "invested" in Knud Rasmussen when he left for this first expedition to Greenland in 1902

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        Der Schiffbau seit seiner Entstehung I-III. Band I: Text, Band II & III: Illustrations.

      3 volumes. Internationaler Ständiger Verband der Schiffahrts-Kongresse, Brüssel 1905 (?). Oblong 4°. Volume I: 112 + 7 coloured plates, volume II: 74 single sided pages and volume III: 102 coloured single sided pages. Volume one in orig. pictorial soft cover with green cloth spine, volume II and III in pictorial boards with green cloth spines. Volumes II and III with minor foxing on the front and rear fly leafs, all other pages nice and clean. Colours bright and clear. All three volumes with stamp marks from previous owners on the front covers, volume I with stamp mark also at the front fly leaf and traces of old scoth tape on the bottom of the covers. The set with minor flaws, but in an all over nice condition.. A very thorough examination of the history of ship-building, their types, developments and use. A fantastic set, even more so, because of the beautiful coloured illustrations in the third volume, which presents the ship types extremely well. *A scarce set indeed

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        Kate Greenaway

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

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      1905. 1. (GREENAWAY,KATE)illus. KATE GREENAWAY by M.H. Spielmann and G.S. Layard. London: A & C Black 1905. Large thick 4to, white cloth, top edge gilt, verso of frontis foxed else near FINE!. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES, THIS IS ONE OF 50 UNNUMBERED FOR PRESENTATION. THIS COPY IS ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY VIOLET SEVERN WHOSE MOTHER WAS THE ADOPTED DAUGHTED OF JOHN RUSKIN. ON PAGE 140 IS A FACSIMILE OF A STORY WRITTEN BY GREENAWAY FOR SEVERN WHICH SHE ALLOWED TO BE REPRODUCED FOR THIS EDITION. THIS BOOK IS ALSO SIGNED BY JOHN GREENAWAY (Kate's brother), AND WITH AN ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH DONE BY KATE GREENAWAY which is matted and bound in with John Greenaway's signature of authenticity. The sketch is of a little girl wearing a hat, and gazing down. The book features much text, more than 50 color plates, plus many black and whites. This is a special assocation copy of an important book for any Greenaway collector.

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        Chess in Iceland and in Icelandic Literature, with Historical Notes on Other Table-Games.

      The Florentine Typographical Society, Florence/Firenze 1905. Large 8vo. IX+400 pages. Photolitographed portrait on frontispiece. 1 woodcut illustration plate (showing medieval chess players). Publisher's brown cloth binding. Untrimmed. Spine with scratch; outside hinges weak. Inside crisp and clean.. Fiske I, 156. Van de Linde-Niemeijeriana no. 250

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      1905. 2. BLACK INTEREST. SAMBO AND SUSANNA by May Byron. London: Blackie circa 1905. Oblong 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, covers rubbed some else VG+. Printed on frenchfold paper, each page of text faces a marvelous full page color illustration by ETHEL PARKINSON. The storyis about stereotypically portrayed Black children whose relatives are so mean that they run away together. Quite scarce and a great picture book.

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        The Compleat Angler

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

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        The Woggle-Bug Book

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1905. 48 un-numbered pages. Binding Type B with green cloth spine, pale yellow front cover background, and title on the back cover. No endpapers as issued. Sound binding with original front and back reinforcing white cloth strips present and an great shape. Clean pages with some light color offsetting. Light cover wear with some minor soiling; light damp-staining with some color run. Far better shape than usually found. "The cardstock covers were easily damaged and torn and offered little protection from child readers. As a result the large book is one of the most delicate and ephemeral of all Baum publications" - Bienvenue and Schmitt, p. 217-9. See also Hanff, p. 78-80. . First Edition, 1st Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Morgan, Ike. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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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. Yes. 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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        Rip van Winkle. Signed Limited edition

      London: William Heinemann. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards rubbed and slightly bowed and darkened. Light browning to endpapers. 1905. Limited Edition [74/250]. Cream gilt-illustrated vellum cover. viii, 57pp + plates :: 50 tipped-in colour plates illustrated by Rackham - colour frontis with remaining plates bound in to rear; all with captioned tissue-guards :: 290mm x 230mm (11" x 9") :: The first book entirely illustrated by Rackham to be issued as a Limited Edition. Signed by Arthur Rackham on the Limitation page .

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      1905. Paperback. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. RIP VAN WINKLE von Washington Irving. Leipzig: E.A. Seemann 1905. Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12"), Fine. The text is perfect bound in green wraps, illustrated in line. Each of the 50 incredible tipped-in color plates is mounted on a separate sheet of heavy green paper (plates have a white border). Both the text and the illustrations are housed in the original publisher's tan cloth portfolio that has lettering and an illustration in brown on the cover. Printed in Leipzig on fine laid paper. First German edition. Although not a stated limited edition and not signed, this is obviously a deluxe production. Not in Riall or Latimore/Haskell. A beautiful copy, rare.

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        THE APPLES OF NEW YORK : Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station forthe Year 1903

      Albany , New York : J.B. Lyon Company , 1905 Book. Very Good. Decorative Cloth. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Two volume set ,Green cloth hardcover with gilded design and letters. Vol 1, 409 page book Vol.2, 360 page book with Colored Frontispiece with tissue guard. 126 full color plates , 78 halftone plates with text illustrations. This was the first in a series of Agriculture published by the State of New York. This set and it plates are beautifully published and scarce in this condition with all plates present . Condition : Very Good . ( see the images at our web site. NOTE this set is heavy and will need extra postage. please inquire..

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        Unbewußte Gemeinheiten. Unbeswusste Gemeinheiten. Ein Vortrag

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

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        THE FLOWER BOOK Signed

      London: Henri Piazza et Cie. for the Fine Art Society, 1905 Landmark Pre-Raphaelite Masterpiece Of The Book Arts. First edition in the ORIGINAL unbound state. One of a very small limitation of Three Hundred Numbered in Longhand Copies [by Georgiana Burne-Jones]. Publisher's leather & cloth clamshell case. Folio (13 X 17 1/2 inches). This production consists of the famous thirty eight original water-colour designs by Burne-Jones brilliantly reproduced by the publisher. The plates are housed in the original publisher's gilt-lettered clamshell case 1/4 dark green Morocco with matching cloth refreshed by expert modest repair. As originally intended by the publisher, the introductory quarto gilt-lettered booklet bound in green cloth is present as a separate publication with the title-page, half-title, text and index printed in red & green, except for the four-page document "Facsimile of Part of the Lists of Flowers Made by Sir Edward Burne-Jones" at the back, printed in black as required. Of the 38 original loose colour plates mounted separately with facing text in their original window mattes, 35 are present with three missing plates masterfully crafted & supplied in facsimile by an expert paper conservationist matching paper stock quality, matting, colour quality & the original hand-lettered typography - no expense was spared to faithfully complete & perfect this famous presentation. Very few copies of this important example of "fin de siècle livre d'artiste" have survived in any condition at all. If any surface, they are usually bound-up as a book in the traditional fashion. Copies with the plates loose as issued are very rare [perhaps fewer than 20 copies]. "The pictures in this book are not of flowers themselves, but of subjects suggested by their names. The first meaning of many of these has long been forgotten, and new meanings are here found for them in the imagination of the artist". He began the series for his own pleasure in 1882, as rest from more laborious work, keeping by him a list of beautiful names that he had met with & choosing subjects amongst them from time to time according to his mood. All the pictures take the same form, a circle about six inches in diameter kind of magic mirror in which the vision appears and he wished them not to be separated, because, wide as is their scope, one spirit, that of pure fantasy, unites them. Many of the paintings draw on Arthurian and classical legend, and on the Bible, and some are re-workings of favourite themes, for example `Wake, Dearest!' depicts `The Sleeping Beauty', a story he turned to again and again in his several `Briar Rose' series. These freely worked little pictures, some of them unfinished, were done purely for the artist's own pleasure and it may be for this reason that they possibly contain `a fuller expression of himself than exists elsewhere in his work'. Georgiana Burne-Jones - From the Preface.. Signed. 1st Edition. Illus. by Burne-Jones, Sir Edward.

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        Lexicon biblicum / editore Martino Hagen - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      Paris : P. Lethielleux, 1905-11, 1905. Series; Cursus scripturae sacrae : Libri introductorii ; 4-6. Physical description; 3v. ; 24 cm. Subjects; Bible - Dictionaries. Language; Latin. Finely and sumptuously bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set; of presentation quality - scans etc. on request.

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      Published by Frederick Warne & Co, 1905. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Very good condition. Larger format maroon paper-covered boards. Picture of Miss Ribby in a small circle on front cover. Mottled lilac endpapers (changed to pictures of the patty-pan in later editions). 52 pages. 7.25 x 5.5". First printing of the first edition. Spine repaired with very slight loss at top and tail. Corners worn. Slight fading to covers with a few very small marks. Name in ink to front pastedown. Light marks to contents but still a bright copy of the first edition.

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        Le cantique des cantiques qui est sur Salomon. Traduit littéralement et remis a la scène par Jean de Bonnefon. A éte pour la première fois a Paris le 22 Mai 1905. Illustrations de F. Kupka

      Paris, Librairie Universelle (1905).. 2°. 82 (2) S. Mit ill. Tit., 6 (dav. 4 ganzseit .) Holzschn., 2 Vign., 14 Initalien u. farb. Buchschmuck v. Frantisek Kupka. OKart. Mit 2-farb. Einbandill. Rü. u. Kanten fachgerecht restaur. Carteret I, 268 - Eines von 500 Expl. (GA 517) auf Büttenpapier. Entgegen dem Druckvermerk nicht signiert.

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        Camera Work, Number XI

      New York: Camera Work, 1905. First Edition. Quarto. Unopened. Number XI of Camera Work, with six photogravures by David Octavius Hill, two by Edward Steichen ("Rodin - Le Penseur," and "Portrait of a Young Man"), and one plate by Robert Demachy. Plates in fine condition. Wrappers trimmed at the edges, cleanly split down, else mostly intact.

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        THE TALE OF TSAR SALTAN, of his son, the glorious and mighty knight Prince Guidon Saltanovich, and of the fair Swan-Princess

      St. Petersburg, Department for the Production of State Documents, 1905.. FIRST EDITION 1905, Russian text throughout, large oblong 4to, 255 x 325 mm, 10 x 12¾ inches, card covers with full page coloured illustration to upper cover, small coloured illustration to lower cover, both heightened with gold, coloured and gold patterned title page, 5 full page coloured illustrations, smaller illustrations in the text including 3 half page in full colour, a few of the full colour illustrations heightened with gold, 20 pages including title page. Spine slightly worn, small split at head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn with tiny chip to lower corner of upper cover, lower cover slightly spotted, very small pale stain to upper cover, the lowest of 3 staples is missing, the other two slightly rusty, on the half page coloured illustration on page 11, adhesion has caused a graze to the background at the top 13 x 5 mm (½" x ¼"), on the facing full page coloured illustration there is another tiny graze 5 x 5 mm (¼" x ¼") on the background at the top, both plates have a little very light flecking to the upper background, barely noticeable, also caused by adhesion to one another. Contents otherwise clean and bright. A very good copy of a scarce title illustrated by Bilibin. See Golynets plates 19-28. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Dream Come True

      Hammersmith: Eragny Press, 1905. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. First Edition. Limited to 175 paper copies and 10 vellum copies of which 150 paper and 8 vellum were originally offered for sale. This is a lovely volume of poetry. The frontispiece was designed and cut by him. The decorations were designed by Lucien Pissarro and engraved by Esther Pissarro. Bound in the original decorated paper covered boards with paper title label to the front board. There is light chipping to spine ends and the paper along the hinges has partially split; however, the book remains tightly bound. There is light soiling to front board and a small spot on the title label. There is offsetting to the endpages, otherwise the interior remains clean and bright. The frontis and first page of text are beautifully printed with olive green decorations, orange initials, and black text. Each poem begins with a ornamented initial. A charming book. 28 pages. In very good condition. PRI/032911. Very Good.

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        The Earthly Paradise: A Poem

      Longmans, Green and Co., 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome set of The Earthly Paradise: A Poemby WiIlliam Morris in a Bumpus binding and a photogravure portrait of Morris with facsimile signature to frontispiece. With an introduction by J. W. Mackail. In four volumes complete. William Morris (1834 - 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and libertarian socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. He founded a design firm in partnership with the artist Edward Burne-Jones, and the poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti which profoundly influenced the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century. As an author, illustrator and medievalist, he helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, and was a direct influence on postwar authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. He was also a major contributor to reviving traditional textile arts and methods of production, and one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, now a statutory element in the preservation of historic buildings in the UK. Morris wrote and published poetry, fiction, and translations of ancient and medieval texts throughout his life. His best-known works include The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems,The Earthly Paradise, A Dream of John Ball, the utopian News from Nowhere, and the fantasy romance The Well at the World's End. Morris devoted much of the rest of his life to the Kelmscott Press, which he founded in 1891. Kelmscott was devoted to the publishing of limited-edition, illuminated-style print books. The 1896 Kelmscott edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer is considered a masterpiece of book design. Condition: Handsomely bound in a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, in excellent condition but with slight wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight scattered foxing, almost entirely to endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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        Sketches Made on Lithography Night 14 April 1905 by Members of the Art Workers' Guild, Clifford's Inn Hall & Published for the Benefit of the Chest

      [London]: Art Workers' Guild, April 1905. Original Illustrations. Rare, only three copies at the Bancroft, University of California San Diego, and the Fitzwilliam Library in Cambridge are listed on WorldCat. Last offered at auction in 1986. The artist T.R. Way was greatly influential in the awakened interest in lithography at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. He in fact brought a stone and press to the Art Workers' Guild in 1895.The Guild was established in 1884 by a group of architects and artists associated with the ideas of William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement. On this night, April 14, fifteen artists produced beautiful lithographs, which were printed by T.R. Way. The artists and their subjects are: Sir Charles Holroyd, "Music;" W. Dacres Adams, "A Portrait; J.D. Batten, "The Piper; G. Gascoyne, "Horses Watering;" Grily Hewitt, the title page; Gerald Moira, "Crucifixion;" C. O. Murray, "A Water-mill"; H.M. Paget, "H.R. Hope-Pinker"; J. Pennell, "The Guild Clock;" W. Rothenstein, "First Steps"; C.A. Shepperson, "Threshers;" T.R. Spence, A Fantasy;" W. Strang, "Emery Walker;" C.J. Watson, "A.W.G. 14 April;" T.R. Way, "Staircase, Clifford's Inn;" T.B. Wirgman, "Joseph Pennell." On the title page, there is a handwritten notation to the Way lithograph that adds "16" before Clifford's Inn. The unbound prints are in very good condition, with the slightest aging to the page edges, and a few very faint water stains to the bottom left margin. The folio portfolio cases were made by Douglas Cockerell. They are done in heavy grey paper with a brown cloth front cover and spine. Cloth has a few small areas of wear and a few small stains. This production was referred to in a 1925 Print Collector's Quarterly article as "A rather scarce little portfolio." ART/092811. Very Good.

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        To Himself. In english by Gerald H.Rendall.

      London, MacMillan and Co., 1905. xlii + 167 pp. Frontispiece. Bound green maroquin with lots of red and gilt flower decorations on front, back and spine. Ornamental borders and all edges gilt. Silkbinding inside.. A very fine copy. With old private dedic. on free-leaf.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        The Writings of Benjamin Franklin. The works Collected and Edited with a Life and Introduction by A.H. Smyth

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905., 1905. 10 volumes; large 8vo. Finely bound in recent brown half morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines, brown cloth boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. A very handsome set.

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        From the Author of CALL OF THE WILD an autograph Letter on " Revolution " - 1905

      1905. - one page autograph letter from Jack London to " Dear Comrade ( Golvin / Colvin " ? ) in Mt. Desert, Maine, with a recieved date stamp of Dec. 15, 1905 on a 9 X 6 inch sheet bearing the rubber stamp at the top " Jack London, Glen Ellen, Sonoma Co., Cal. " - 40 words to the good " Comrade " noting that he has the Harvard date set & that he is now ready to speak to the socialists of Boston on the subject of " Revolution " - in his usual large but readable scrawl, not signed - three minor Japanese paper repairs to separations, but in vg condition, interesting content & suitable for framing.. First Edition. Very Good.

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      London: Cassell, 1905. Pemberton, Max. COMPLETE ORIGINAL HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS NAPOLEONIC NOVEL: THE HUNDRED DAYS. 189pp, 4to, (67 pages of which are typed, interspersed throughout and consecutively paginated). No place, no date, but published by Cassell in London in 1905. The manuscript, signed by Pemberton on the first page of text, contains the author's extensive alterations and revisions throughout in his minute hand, and is neatly bound in morocco-backed cloth. Very lightly dust-soiled but in Very Good condition. Pemberton (b. 1863) was a prolific late Victorian novelist, today perhaps best known as one of the famous "Rivals of Sherlock Holmes." THE HUNDRED DAYS is a deftly-plotted historical mystery which concerns the period between Napoleon's arrival in Paris after escaping from Elba and the restoration of Louis XVIII after Waterloo. After 'one hundred years' of institutional acquisition, few manuscripts from this era are still to be found in commerce. Sold with an early edition of the book. . Signed by Author. Original Manuscript. Very Good.

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        Sailing Alone Around the World

      New York: The Century Co.,, 1905. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to spine and upper board in silver and green. Half-tone frontispiece and numerous engraved illustrations, some full-page. Bookplate of The Forbes Library to the front pastedown, with their ink stamp to the front blank following the half-title, their perforated stamp to the title page, shelf number ticket to the rear pastedown, and an unused lending docket to the verso of the rear blank. Very lightly rubbed at extremities but cloth bright and contents fresh. An excellent copy Third printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Yours very truly, Joshua Slocum, onboard the Spray, Falmouth Aug 31st 1906". "The classic account of a small boat voyage, which has been compared favourably to Thoreau's Walden. Slocum perceived his world in a poetic manner and described his vision of reality with grace... After re-building Spray, an ancient wreck of a boat given him by a fellow sea captain, Slocum sailed from Boston westward around the world via the Straits of Magellan and the Cape of Good Hope on an eventful voyage which lasted from 1895 to 1898. Along the way he encountered the ghostly Pilot of the Pinta... pirates of Salee, wild Indians of Terra del Fuego, a fearful storm near Cape Horn... and many other memorable people and adventures which are best seen first-hand through this narrative." (Toy) Slocum disappeared at sea sometime in 1909 whilst traversing the Strait of Magellan. This copy with the bookplate and stamps of the Forbes Library, the public library of of Northampton, Massachusetts.

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      New York. 1905.. xvi,[2],294pp. plus frontispiece. Original blue pictorial cloth. Extremities rubbed. Presentation inscription on front flyleaf. Contemporary manuscript letter pasted to following leaf. Internally clean. Very good. Presentation copy of a later edition of this famous narrative. Slocum rebuilt the Spray, which was given to him in wrecked condition, and sailed around the world alone, departing Boston in 1895 and returning in 1898. He went westward through the Straits of Magellan, stopped in Melbourne, and sailed back via the Cape of Good Hope. "This classic account of a small boat voyage has been compared favorably to Thoreau's WALDEN. Slocum perceived the world in a poetic manner and described his vision of reality with grace" - Toy. This copy is inscribed by the author at Nantucket, July 18, 1907, and includes a letter relating the tale of meeting Slocum and having him sign the book. A nice copy. TOY 462 (ref).

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        Thomas Carlyle's Works the Standard Edition in 18 Volumes. Complete set

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1905. Very dark blue (almost black) buckram covers with gilt titles on spine and gilt "Thomas Carlyle" on fronts. Rough cut page fore and bottom edges. Frontispieces with tissue guards. c 1905-06. Age spotting to endpapers and edges, slight surface rubbing to covers. Pages clean and tight. Typical volume is 600-800pp. Lovely set. Overweight (approx 20kg unpacked). Titles are : The French Revolution; The Life of Schiller and of Sterling; Past & Present, Latter-Day Pamphlets etc; Sartor esartus and on Heroes etc; Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (volumes I, II, II); Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship & Travels; Tales by Museus Tieck Richter, Oliver Cromwell's Letters & Speeches (volumes I, II, II); History of Frederick the Great (volume I, II, III, IV, V, VI); Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia. . Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Windermere and the Royal Windermere Yacht Club

      Kendal: Atkinson and Pollitt, 1905. First Edition, Signed Limited Issue. Leather Bound. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good+) A tidy book which is SIGNED and INSCRIBED by William B. Forwood on the to Canon Rawnsley "To Rev Canon Rawnsley, With many thanks for his most interesting contribution." The text "The number of this copy is &#133;" is crossed out with "presentation copy" written in. ______ All notable faults: Very lightly marked and scuffed around the edges, paper lightly tanned at the edges and occasional foxing, heaviest on the prelims. 12323. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, Signed Limited Issue [Edition identified by: Publisher&#39;s stated imprint information] .

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        In Memoriam, Ernest D. Chesterfield [Unpublished Manuscript]

      n.p.: n.p., n.d.. An eleven page short story, believed to be unpublished, by Lucas Malet, written ca. 1905. The story concerns Ernest Chesterfield, his moral and spiritual development, and his influence on those he knew. Lucas Malet was the pseudonym of Mary St. Leger Kingsley, the novelist daughter of Charles Kingsley. She adopted her pen-name because she wanted to succeed on her own rather than under her famous family name. She was quite successful during her lifetime, but she remains little known today. Her novels were considered provocative and daring because of their subject matter. Written on folio sized sheets of ruled paper in black ink. Pages are in near fine condition. AUTO/120712. Near Fine.

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        Group of Books from the Collection of Timothy Thomas Fortune

      Excepting one book as noted, all are without covers; some have marginal markings, presumably by T.T. Fortune, which usually consist of a couple of double lines in pencil or blue pencil; a couple are coming undone from the sewing, or are weak; general dustiness and soiling, otherwise good; Including: 1905 Edward Wilmot Blyden, West Africa before Europe and other Addresses, Delivered in England in 1901 and 1903... (laid-in is a &#39;Postal Card&#39; with printed address of The American Protective Tariff League and bearing at the postmark a printed portrait of President McKinley-on back is a printed short questionnaire regarding opinions on the tariff and also laid-in a couple of very browned newspaper clippings with household recipes, cleaning hints which has browned the leaves where placed); 1922 George F. Bragg, History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church; 2 by Charles W. Chesnutt: The Wife of His Youth... Houghton 1899 & The Colonel&#39;s Dream 1905; (1907) 4th edition of James M. Gregory, Frederick Douglass the Orator (Illustrated Willey Co. Springfield ed.) with across from the portrait of Douglass in Fortune&#39;s hand, "Fleecy locks and dark complexion do not forfeit Nature&#39;s claim." and on the back endpaper "Mr. Fortune" in pencil; 1879 Oliver Johnson, William Lloyd Garrison and his Times; or, sketches of the anti-slavery Movement in America...(on the front endpaper, presentation inscription "Lucretia M. Butcher from Edward M. Davis"; 1883 John Mercer Langston, Freedom and Citizenship. Selected Lectures and Addresses (lacks portrait-no evidence of one having been bound-in); 2 by Kelly Miller: 1914 Out of the House of Bondage with initials "T.T.F." underlined and initials "F.G.C. Apr. 19-23 Trenton NJ" & 1918 An Appeal to Conscience (this the only book in the lot that is semi-bound - has back and front boards, no spine covering); 1916-1918 (as printed on the copyright page) Theodore Henry Shackelford, My Country and Other Poems, signed by the poet in full in blue ink under frontispiece portrait; included also are an offprint of the Carl Schurz article from 1901 McClure&#39;s magazine, "Can the South Solve the Negro Problem?" 1920 Herbert J. Seligmann, The Negro Faces America and 1914 L.H. Hammond, In Black and White (with) laid-in small notice from the publisher Revell stating that "This book has been read and approved by the Woman&#39;s Missionary Council of the M.E. Church, South Nashville, Tennessee, a body composed of over 200,00 Southern white women...". Timothy Thomas Fortune (1856-1928) African-American orator, civil rights leader, journalist, writer, editor and publisher, born during slavery in Florida, later in life building &#39;Maple Hill&#39; his home in Red Bank New Jersey, now found on the National and the New Jersey registers of Historic Places, was one of the early innovators of the term and a leading advocate of using "Afro-American" to identify his people and perhaps most importantly was the founder of two organizations which led to the eventual founding of the NAACP and other important civil rights advocacy groups.. Unbound. Good.

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        The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation: Made by Sea or Over-land to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any Time Within the Compasse of these 1600 Years

      James MacLehose and Company Glasgow: James MacLehose and Company. 1903 - 1905. Limited edition. Octavo. Blue cloth gilt, top edge gilt, uncut edges, fold-out maps and illustrations. Foxing to most volumes, mostly along fore-edges, toning to endpapers, else a near fine and attractive set. A tasteful reprint of Richard Hakluyt's work. .

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        The Novels of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. [Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Shirley; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Villette; Agnes Grey; The Professor

      London and New York : J M Dent & Company; E P Dutton & Co, 1905 A special edition of the Bronte novels, complete in 10 volumes with 60 coloured plates by Edmund Dulac. First edition thus. This was one of Dulac&#39;s first commissions on coming to Britain. In cream cloth bindings with gilt titles and olive green decoration to spine and front board; small green design to rear board. Top page edges gilt, remainder uncut. Small design to front pastedown and blind stamp of William Cass, Bookseller on fep. Each volume has 6 Dulac plates - with one, tissue guarded, as the frontispiece. The original page markers are present. Titles as follows: Jane Eyre, 2 volumes, 12 colour plates, 312pp and 288pp; Shirley, 2 volumes, 12 colour plates, 363pp and 352pp; Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey in 2 volumes - with Agnes Grey being part of the second volume, 12 colour plates, 359pp and 389pp; Wuthering Heights, 1 volume, 6 colour plates, 371pp; The Professor, 1 volume, 6 colour plates, 282 pp plus appendix covering translation of french phrases; Villette, 2 volumes, 12 colour plates, 318pp and 314pp plus appendices covering translation of french phrases. Overall in VG condition. The bindings are clean and tight with only occasional slight marking. Internally there is a little browning to endpapers and preliminaries and some pages are roughly cut. There is very occasional light spotting. The second volume of Shirley has a creased fep and half title and a slight ripple to the frontispiece. A very nice set.

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        Angelo&#39;s Pic Nic, with Twenty-Six Illustrations from Contemporary Drawings and Prints in the Collection of Joseph Grego

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1905. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Quarter calf and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering in black leather spine label, blindstamped details on spine. Number 47 from a limited edition of 50 copies on hand-made paper. Reproduces the works of Cruikshank, Rowlandson, Gillray, and more. A rich, and very pretty, production.

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        THE ILIAD. THE ODYSSEY. Translated by William Cullen Bryant; Goethe. FAUST. A TRAGEDY. Translated by Bayard Taylor; Virgil. THE AENEID. Translated by Christopher P. Cranch

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1905-06. The spines evenly faded to a golden tan, some scuffing to outer corners else fine with a beautiful shelf appearance. . Large paper edition limited to 600 copies Together 14 volumes in imperial octavo. Illustrated with numerous plates, mainly on Japan vellum, the frontispieces in two states, one set colored by hand. Bound in 3/4 green crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with a series of repeating designs in gilt in the panels Virgil in 2 volumes; Faust in 4; Iliad and Odyssey in 4 each.

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sydney Paget

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905., 1905. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo., pp. 403, 3 of adverts.With full page black and white illustrations throughout. Publisher&#39;s blue cloth, titled in gilt. Internally clean and tight with a little edge toning- top edge possibly brushed clean. Cloth shows light handling only; a crisp, near fine and impressive copy, housed in a collector&#39;s box. A Park Lane mystery- the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair- brings Sherlock Holmes back to life and the search for the second most dangerous man in London. The &#39;Return&#39; is a collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series. Green and Gibson; A Bibliography of A.Conan Doyle [A29.a]. DeWaal; The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson [625]. Hardwicke; Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes (1986). See also Haining (Crime Fiction), Cooper & Pike (Detective Fiction), Steinbrunner & Penzler (Mystery & Detection), Quayle (Det.Fiction), Haycraft (Murder for Pleasure) Queen&#39;s Quorum. Book Collector No.271, &#39;The Great Illustrators&#39;.

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        & Autographes d&#39;exceptionSept dialogues de bêtes

      Paris : Mercure de France, 1905. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition en partie originale sur papier courant, sous couverture de remise en vente chez le même éditeur aux dates de 1909 sur le dos, le premier plat et la page de titre ( à la date de 1905 sur la page d&#39;achevé d&#39;imprimer), un des exemplaires d&#39;émission numérotés à la presse. Important et superbe envoi de l&#39;auteur à son amie la vicomtesse Jeanne de Bellune "... à mon frère Jeannot / qui a peut-être d&#39;autres "chats" à fouetter / affectueux souvenir de son amie..." Infimes piqûres sans aucune gravité sur le dos très légèrement passé. Préface de Francis Jammes, ouvrage illustré d&#39;un portrait de Colette en héliogravure par J.E. Blanche. Précieux exemplaire d&#39;une exceptionnelle provenance. - Mercure de France, Paris _1905, 12x19cm, broché. - & Autographes d&#39;exception broché

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        [Vins et Gastronomie] Le roi Bombance

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1905. relié. 11,5x18,5cm. Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin tête de nègre, dos lisse, plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées. Bel envoi autographe signé de l&#39;auteur à Pierre Mortier enrichi, en regard, de son adresse à Milan. - Mercure de France, Paris _1905, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Vins et Gastronomie relié

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        La licorne

      Paris : Mercure de France, 1905. Broché. 14,5x19,5cm. Edition originale, un des 8 ex numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Garde légèrement et partiellement ombrée, sinon rare et agréable exemplaire à toutes marges. - Mercure de France, Paris _1905, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - broché

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        Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper; Über einen die Erzeugung und Verwandlung des Lichtes betreffenden heuristischen Gesichtspunkt; Über die von der molekularkinetischen Theorie der Warme geforderte Bewegung von in ruhenden Flussigkeiten suspendierten Teilchen. Annalen der Physik, vol 17

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1905. First edition. &#147;One of the most remarkable volumes in the whole scientific literature. It contains three papers by Einstein, each dealing with a different subject and each today acknowledged to be a masterpiece, and the starting point of a new branch of physics.&#148; (Max Born). Dibner 167; Grolier/Horblit 26b; Norman 691a. <br/><br/>& &#147;It is probably no exaggeration to say that Einstein and Newton have been the greatest physicists of all times. Einstein&#146;s name is generally associated with the theory of relativity, which has profoundly revolutionized man&#146;s ideas of space and time. But as Max Born said in one of his articles, Einstein would probably have been one of the greatest scientists, even had he not written a single line on relativity. Einstein made a spectacular appearance on the physics scene in 1905 [his &#145;annus mirabilis&#146;] when he published these three papers in one and the same volume of the Annalen der Physik, the three papers having been submitted within a period of only three and half months.&#148; (Emil Wolff, Einstein&#146;s Researches on the Nature of Light). <br/><br/>& In the first paper (&#145;On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light&#146;), published in March, &#147;Einstein postulated that light is composed of individual quanta (later called photons) that, in addition to wavelike behavior, demonstrate certain properties unique to particles. In a single stroke he thus revolutionized the theory of light and provided an explanation for, among other phenomena, the emission of electrons from some solids when struck by light, called the photoelectric effect.&#148; (Britannica). It was for this paper on the photoelectric effect that Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1921. The second paper (&#145;On the Motion Required by the Molecular Kinetic Theory of Heat of Small Particles Suspended in a Stationary Liquid&#146;), published in May, provided the first mathematical model of the phenomena of Brownian motion. It is generally regarded as the first proof that molecules exist. <br/><br/>& The third paper is his most celebrated work, introducing the theory of special relativity, in which he fundamentally revolutionized the field of mechanics - probably the greatest achievement since the publication of Newton&#146;s Principia. &#147;Toward the end of June it was all written up, and on June 30 receipt of the manuscript was recorded at the editorial office of Annalen in Berlin. The thirty-page article, published three months later, was titled &#145;On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies&#146;. It was a treatise beyond compare and without precedent, one of the greatest scientific achievements in content and one of the most brilliant in style. Of course, there were later additions, some from Einstein himself and some from others, but these were mere addenda to a theory which had appeared before all the world ready and complete, valid for all time&#148; (Folsing, Albert Einstein). <br/><br/> Three papers in: Annalen der Physik, Vierte Folge, vol. 17, pp. 891-921; 132-148; 549-560. The complete volume offered here in contemporary half calf. 8vo: 216 x 141 mm. Pp. viii,1020 and 5 plates. Old German library stamp to title page. Some moderate water staining to the bottom of the front and rear boards and the firts and last pages, the Einstein papers unaffected.

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        Annalen der Physik, 4 Folge, Band 17 (Paul Drude, editor)

      Leipzig: J. A. Barth, 1905 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Über einen die Erzeugung und Verwandlung des Lichtes betreffenden heuristischen Gesichtspunkt, pp. 132-149; [bound with] IDEM. Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper, pp. 891-922; [bound with] IDEM. Über die von der molekularkinetischen Theorie der Wärme geforderte Bewegung von in ruhenden Flüssigkeiten suspendierten Teilchen, pp. 549-560. In: Annalen der Physik, 4 Folge, Band 17 ( Paul Drude, editor), Leipzig: J. A. Barth, 1905. 8vo.( 213x135 mm), viii, 1020 pp., 5 plates. Contemporary lilac half cloth, spine with title label (partly worn, spine faded). Some library stamps on flyleaf and in text (not affecting Einstein's papers). Provenance: Heinrich Hertz Institut für Schwingungsforschung; Dr. Erich F. Huth, Berlin and another. A fine and complete copy. ---- PMM 408, Dibner 167, Horblit 26b, Norman 689/690/691, Weil 6/8/9. - FIRST EDITIONS, journal issues, of three important early papers by Einstein. In the first paper, "Einstein suggested that light be considered a collection of independent particles of energy, which he called 'light quanta.' Such a hypothesis, he argued, would provide an answer to the problem of black-body radiation where classical theories had failed, and would also explain several puzzling properties of fluorescence, photoionization and the photoelectric effect" (Norman). It was for this paper, together with one on the photoelectric effect ("Zur Theorie der Lichterzeugung und Lichtabsorption"), published in 1906, that Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 (Norman 689; Weil 6). The second paper proved, according to Einstein himself, that "according to the molecular theory of heat, bodies of dimensions of the order of 1/1000 mm. suspended in liquid experience apparent random movement due to the thermal motion of molecules. Such movement of suspended bodies has actually been observed by biologists who call it Brownian molecular movement" (quoted by R. W. Clark, Einstein, New York, 1984, p. 87). Experimental verification of the predictions made in this paper contributed to proving the physical reality of molecules (Norman 690; Weil 8). The third paper, on the electrodynamics of moving bodies, was Einstein's first statement of the special theory of relativity. In it he argued that all motion is relative to the inertial system in which it is measured, and that matter and energy are equivalent. As he himself remarked, "it modifies the theory of space and time" (quoted by Clark, p. 87)..

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        THE VOYAGE OF THE 'DISCOVERY': In Two volumes.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1905.. 1st Edition; 2 vols,Volume 1: xx, 556pp, 93 plate leaves [inc photogravure frontipiece from a drawing by Dr.E.A. Wilson, 7 colour from watercolor paintings by Wilson, 1 double-page with 2 panoramas, 84 single-page with 105 photographs and 14 illustrations by Wilson], 16 illustrations in the text [15 byWilson], and 3 maps [ 1 double-page, 1 folding in rear pocket], extra slip tipped in on ffep, tissue paper guard over frontipiece. Volume 2: xii, 508pp, 93 plate leaves [including photogravure frontispiece from a photograph, 6 colour from watercolor paintings by Wilson, 4 double-page, 8 panoramas (4 from drawings by Wilson), 82 single-page with 120 photographs and 4 illustrations by Wilson], plus 2 maps, [1 folding in rear pocket], tissue paper guard over frontipiece. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Some foxing, as usual, generally confined to margins, more prominent at beginning and end of vols. Publisher's cloth, blue, gilt medallions stamped in high relief to upper boards, gilt lettering to spines. Rare folding maps inserted into pocket in pastedown at end of each volume. Provides a detailed and fascinating account of Antarctic exploration in the early twentieth century. Starting with a history of early discoveries in the region, he goes on to record the difficulties of organizing such an expedition and the challenges and dangers involved in the exploration of such a wild and untamed continent. Scott's account reflects the sense of wonder and amazement that he felt on discovering the strange and exotic fauna of the region, the problems caused by the unpredictable and often harsh weather, the comradeship of the men forced to co-exist in cramped quarters and the hardships and privations faced by a crew who had no help nearby in times of distress and only the provisions they could carry to see them through the trip. The expedition was organized by the Royal Geographic Society and the Royal Society and its aim was the scientific exploration of South Victoria Land and the ice barrier, discovered by Sir James Ross, and the interior of the Antarctic continent. Scott made sledge journeys inland with Shackleton and Wilson. He made the first long journey towards the interior of Antarctica, and in addition to surveying the coast of South Victoria Land and taking soundings of the Ross Sea, important scientific discoveries were made in the fields of zoology, magnetism, and meteorology. Taurus 41; Spence 1051; Conrad p121. Covers rubbed, stained, bumped and worn. Binding beginning to split, damp stain on volume 2 frontispiece, but overall Very Good.

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        DEUTSCHE GEDENKHALLE. Bilder vaterländischen Geschichte.

      Verlagsanstalt Vaterland GmbH, Berlin n.d. (c. 1905). Folio. Litographed portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II as frontispiece. XVI+418 pages printed in colour in impressive Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) style. Litographed dedication plate in colour. With 50 photogravure-plates showing (paintings with) episodes from the German history, each under protective tissue guard, and each marked with a blindtooled imperial crown. Publisher's full light brown cloth with lavishly gilt decorations (oak leaves) a around gilt-embossed title-plate with the Imperial crown. Top-edge gilt. As new in dust wrappers. Enclosed in orig. wooden box. Weight of book alone is 11 Kg.. A monumental work in every aspect, showing German history from the battle against the legions of Augustus in the Teutoburger Wald to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the new German Reich with young Wilhelm II among his loyal lieutenants. The entity celebrates an ambitious pan-German "Zeitgeist" (leaving out any hints to Austria). As the Reichstag in Berlin once was the spirit of the Wilhelmine era in stone, this volume encapsulates the same phenomenon as a book, colourful and very heavy!

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