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        Breviary Treasures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Four Just Men

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        OUTDOOR PASTIMES OF AN AMERICAN HUNTER

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Lysistrata.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. [Danish West Indies]. A Descriptive Sketch.

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

      [Bookseller: Mandøes Antikvariat]
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        The Golliwog's Fox-Hunt

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

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books ]
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        5 Stimmungsbilder von der Pommerschen Ostseeküste. Originalabzüge, davon 4 von Herter handsigniert.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        On the conversion of electric oscillations into continuous currents by means of a vacuum valve.

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

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        The Coast / Wilhelm's Magazine. FOUR BOUND VOLUMES

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        The Valkyries: A Romance founded on Wagner's Opera

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Pedeir Kainc y Mabinogo Breuddwyd Maxen ILudd a ILevelys

      Oxford, Pwllheli & Llanbedrog: W Stanford & Co, 1905 With the Library label of City of Liverpool + a couple of library stamps. With calf skin binding with speckled boards and lovely enamel blue endpapers. The Covers are a little dirrty, the spine is a little dirtier and there is an old library number at the base. With Evans's gilt seal on the front cover. 99 pp. A very scarce book!.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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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.. Binding: John Ramage. A very fine copy. With old private dedic. on free-leaf.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        Seated Indian smoking a Pipe [Study - for consecrating - Bahos - Oraibi]

      1905. Fine condition. Approximately 9-3/4 x 7.5 inches image area .

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        Hakluytys posthumus, or, Purchas his pilgrimes; contayning a history of the world in sea voyages and land travells by Englishmen and others. COMPLETE 20 volume set.

      Glasgow, Jame MacLehose and Sons, 1905-07 - . 20 volumes, separately paged. Illus. Folding maps. Ex-library, with the usual ownership markings and withdrawn stamp; extremities of many backstrips a bit frayed; endpapers lightly to moderately browned, with some foxed; occasional light foxing in vols. 1-3 and vol. 6; a signature in volume 4 and a couple signatures if volume 20 have been roughly opened. Two ink lines noted on p. 72 of vol. 4. Otherwise very good copy of this great collection voyages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammer Mountain Book Halls, ABAA]
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        La Russie Libre : L'Aube Russe / Georges Bourdon

      Paris; Bibliotheque Charpentier, 1905. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 531p ; 19cm. Subject: Russia - History - Revolution, 1905-1907. Language: French. Limited - Number 1 of only 10 copies issued on Japanese paper. Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; minor rubbing to the extremities. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812.

      Little, Brown, Boston. 1905 - First edition. Precedes the U.K. edition. Octavo. Two volumes: pp.xxiv, 423; xviii, 456. Illustrations, battle plans and folding maps. Original blue gilt pictorial cloth. Top edge gilt. With the bookplate of the Easton Neston Library on the front pastedowns. A fine set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Venedig, die Piazzetta mit der Molo, Dogenpalast und Säulen der Heiligen Theodorus und Markus. Original-Farblithographie, im Stein monogrammiert BS.

      Um 1905. - Bildgröße 38 x 53,5 cm, Blattgröße 49 x 64 cm. Lebhafte, pittoreske Szene an der Molo mit Händlerinnen und Spaziergängern. Stimmungsvollen Blatt in gutem Zustand, nur minimal fleckig, Rückseite gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun]
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        The Tragedies of Algernon Charles Swinburne

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1905. Five volumes complete - Volume One - [12], 290pp, [2]; Volume Two - [8], 437pp, [3]; Volume Three - [6], 310pp; Volume Four - [6], 268pp and Volume Five - [8], 451pp, [1]. Uniform contemporary half morocco and cloth, raised bands, spines in six panels, running title and volume to second panel, title to third, remaining panels with top and bottom dog-tooth roll, a central floral spray with leafy corner pieces, date to foot, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Very minor rubbing to extremities, internally bright and clean. Large paper copy, title in red and black, limited edition of one hundred and ten sets, this being copy eighty-nine. Wise II:336. First Thus. Half Morocco and Cloth. Very Good. 8vo. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        THEY

      London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd 1905 - First separate UK edition, first printing. Original white cloth with gilt medallion to upper board and titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 15 full-page colour plates by F. H. Townsend. A superb NEAR FINE clean and tight copy, the cloth clean and the contents without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the original rubbed, nicked and darkened dustwrapper which has a little loss at the spine tips. Scarce in the dustwrapper. The first printing with "Bemrose Dalziel Ltd." imprint on p.80. The dustwrapper also in the correct first state. (Livingston 287). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sydney Paget.

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905. - FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 403, 3 of adverts.With full page black and white illustrations throughout. Publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt. Internally clean and tight. Cloth shows bumping to spine ends, light edgewear and rubbing. Gilt and cloth darkened to spine. Internally clean, minor spotting. Front inner hinge starting. A very good, strong copy. A collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series - 'The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton' is a good example (which Doyle first called 'The Adventure of the Worst Man in London'). Green & Gibson [A29a] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Two page ALS to Nobel laureate Felix Bloch; discussing his plans to work with Hans-Peter Dürr on electromagnetic attributes of elementary particles (e.g., magnetic moments) - 'the next most important milestone in the theory of elementary particles', and trying to convince Bloch to join.München: 1961.

      A fine letter from one of the greatest figures in modern physics. Felix Bloch (1905-1983) was Heisenberg's first doctoral student and "is considered one of the founders of solid-state physics. He made particularly significant contributions to the quantum theory of metals and solids, he worked on the magnetic scattering of neutrons and ... he experimentally measured the magnetic moment of the neutron. His discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance won him the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1952" (DSB).. ALS in German. One page (297 x 211 mm) with writting on both sides, printed letterhead, dated 21st December 1961, signed Werner Heisenberg, folded vertically and horizontally. Transcription and English translation available

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        A VISIT TO MR. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER BY NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS AT FOREST HILL CLEVELAND OHIO SEPTEMBER TWENTY-SIXTH 1905

      [Cleveland]: [Vinson and Korner], [1905]. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine tips; splits at corners of box. Close to Fine in a Very Good box and quite scarce as such. Small quarto (7-1/4" x 9-3/4") bound in brown leather-backed dark gray boards with gilt lettering and consisting of 36 sheets printed only on the recto and a portrait of Rockefeller neatly SIGNED by him beneath the image. This is copy #375 of 425 copies printed with the name of the subscriber, Fred R. White, written in at the limitation notice. White's name also appears in the printed list at the end of the book naming the subscribers. A souvenir book published on the occasion described in the title. With the original box with a manuscript label addressed on the front to White and with White's bookplate on the front free endpaper of the book. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, was the wealthiest American ever. When he died, his fortune approximated 1/65th of the Gross National Product. In today's dollars, his personal fortune would be worth about $190 billion compared to that of, say, Bill Gates's $60 billion or so. At times his wealth actually exceeded the annual federal budget. Books signed by this great businessman are extremely scarce, this being the only one issued as such, and finding it in this condition is a rare occasion.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        INNENDEKORATION. Reich illustrierte kunstgewerbliche Zeitschrift für den gesamten inneren Ausbau

      Darmstadt, A. Koch 1905-1927.. XVI. Jg. 1905 - XVIII. Jg. 1907, XXII. Jg.1909 - XXXV. Jg. 1924 und XXXVIII. Jg. 1927. Zus. 18 Bde. 4°. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldprägung. Bibl.-Etiketten a. d. Rü. Kanten etw. berieb.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Rip Van Winkle. With drawings by Arthur Rackham.

      London: William Heinemann, 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'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        RIP VAN WINKLE

      Heinemann 1905 - First edition illustrated by Rackham. 4to. Original green cloth with gilt lettering and vignette. A very good copy, with cloth and plates bright. As usual there is some spotting to the text, especially to the preliminary and latter sections. The final five pages have corner creases to the green art paper, not affecting the illustrations themselves. 51 colour plates by Rackham are mounted onto green art paper and protected by tissue guards, apart from the frontis they are all mounted together at the end of the text. This book was the first of the opulent Christmas Gift books. Its beauty and popularity began the "Golden Age of Book Illustration," in which publishers and illustrators competed to present the most beautiful volumes to the gift market. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Old Houses in Edinburgh.

      William J. Hay, Edinburgh, 1905 - 1907. 2 vols. 27 + 27 tipped in line drawings plus text in orig. worn green cloth folders. 11 x 15in A very fine complete set.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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        [Pencil Portrait of an Unidentified Woman, Unsigned]

      [Np]. [ca. 1905].. Approximately 21 x 14 cm (measured from mat), pencil on paper, handsomely matted within oval and framed under Plexi. A few scattered foxmarks to paper, otherwise visibly about fine (not examined out of frame). A handsome quarter-length portrait of an unidentified woman, looking quarter- right, with her left hand in the fore-ground delicately holding some yarn. Framed, with the label of the Bloomsbury Workshop (London), noting attribution and date. Fry's first exhibition was held at the Carfax Gallery in 1903, and at the date attributed to this drawing, was shortly to accept the position as Curator of European Painting of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It was not until 1910 that he met Vanessa and Clive Bell, eventually to emerge as one of the central figures of the Bloomsbury Group. Shipping extra.

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        When The Cat's Away The Mice Will Play

      New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1905. - Unrecorded Wain Discovered[WAIN, Louis. COX, Palmer. COGGER, Edward P., artists]. When The Cat's Away The Mice Will Play. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1905. First edition, New Chimney Corner series No. 37 1/2. Octavo. [30] pp. Black and white illustrations throughout including ten full-page by Louis Wain (of which two are signed), and a title-page vignette by Palmer Cox.Unrecorded by Dale.Full color glazed pictorial wrappers. Pale gift inscription to upper wrapper. Transparent tape repairs to spine and the fore-edge to a few leaves. A scarce and attractive survivor to children's enthusiastic hands.At the end of the last century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. "He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves" (H.G. Wells)."From 1883, Wain began to draw cats as they had never been drawn before, cats in humorous guises, in human situations, but always beautifully handled [a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!" (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914)."At the age of 40 [Palmer Cox (1840-1924)] began to illustrate stories for the magazine St Nicholas, and also contributed his own poems, with illustrations. Looking for a theme for a series, he hit upon Brownies, remembering Scottish fairy tales heard in childhood. The stories that resulted were told in rhyming couplets, and were vigorously illustrated. They were afterwards published in book form. The first of the 13 books, The Brownies: Their Book (1887), sold over a million copies in Cox’s lifetime Later Brownie adventures were in effect travelogue storybooks, taking the Brownies to such places as Flodden Field, Killarney, Mount Vesuvius, and the Philippines, not to mention the length and breadth of the United States. Palmer Cox’s Brownies (1895), a three-act stage entertainment, ran for nearly five years" (The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature). The Brownies: Their Book is a Peter Parley to Penrod title (p. 84).McLoughlin Bros. was a New York publishing firm active between 1828 and 1920, pioneers in color printing technologies for children's books. By 1886, the firm published a wide range of items, including cheap chapbooks, large folio picture books, linen books, puzzles, games and paper dolls. Many of the earliest and most valuable board games in America were produced by McLoughlin Brothers. In 1920 the corporation was sold to Milton Bradley & Company.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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