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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        THE PIE AND THE PATTY-PAN

      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.

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Alphabet Bookshop (ABAC/ILAB]
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        COMPLETE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF HIS NOVEL "THE HUNDRED DAYS"

      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.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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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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        SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD

      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).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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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] .

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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 Rainbow and the Rose

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

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        Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de L'Amateur de Reliures

      Gruel & Engelmann; Leon Gruel and Henri LeClerc Paris: Gruel & Engelmann; Léon Gruel and Henri LeClerc, 1887, 1905. Two quarto volumes. 186 pp., + (68) ff.; 186 pp. + (70) ff. Volume I is one of 250 copies, volume II one of 600 copies. Illustrated with a total of 138 reproductions of bindings and related materials in black and white, monochrome, and a number of stunning color plates apparently printed by intaglio. Also with one tipped-in leaf and numerous text vignettes. A history of the subject by the well-known French binder and scholar Gruel, with biographical notes on numerous binders and examples of bindings dating from the eleventh through the eighteenth century. In contemporary quarter blue morocco and marbled boards, with the original color-decorated wrappers bound in. Books are not uniform in size, volume I being slightly larger than volume II. Hinges of both volumes worn and split at spine ends, small amount of chipping and rubbing to spines, top of spine of volume one repaired, some offsetting to interior. Plates in fine condition. T.e.g.

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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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        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.

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

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

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        La Saison Journal Illustré Des Dames. Nos 1-24 1905

      Bruxelles: J. Lebegue et Cie, 1905.. Hard Cover. Good. 395mm Tall 38th Year, XXXVIII Annee. All 24 issues of 1905 bound in one volume with blue/black mottled boards and black cloth spine. 192 pages. A fortnightly women's magazine of fashion and home, still with all twelve monthly cutting pattern supplements. Originally would have had 24 front and 24 back cover colour wraps - sadly missing 11 front and 6 back covers but the remaining 31 are a delight. Absolutely marvellous black and white illustrations throughout on every page. A stunning collection from La Belle Époque.

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        To the Policy Holders of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Not in Mersky

      The rare, ?unrecorded first report of the Committee which had retained Brandeis as its counsel, making him "the people's advocate in life insurance matters" and leading to the reforms he considered his greatest achievement; no copy in OCLC or RLIN. Four pages (one sheet, folded), a well-preserved copy. Office of Protective Committee, Boston, 1905.

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        ITALIA ARTISTICA. Serie diretta da Corrado Ricci. Collezione di monografie illustrate.

      In-8 gr., cartonato editoriale. Di questa importante "Collezione di monografie illustrate", offriamo tutto il pubblicato in 114 volumi, di ca. 150 pp. cad., dedicati a celebri città o luoghi d'arte italiani. I testi sono stati curati da alcuni dei più noti scrittori di arte e storia locale (Ricci, Molmenti, Mauceri, Angeli, Colasanti, Fogolari, Malaguzzi Valeri, Toesca, A.J. Rusconi, Paribeni, Caprin ecc.). Manca l?ultimo volume, n. 115, pubblicato nel 1938, realtivo a "Patmo, Coo e le minori isole italiane dell'Egeo". L?opera e? cosi? composta: 1 RICCI C. - Ravenna. 2 AGNELLI G. - Ferrara e Pomposa. 3 MOLMENTI P. - Venezia. 4 ROCCO S. MAUCERI E. - Girgenti. Da Segesta a Selinunte. 5 RICCI C. - La Repubblica di S. Marino. 6 LIPPARINI G. - Urbino. 7 FLERES U. - La campagna romana. 8 MOLMENTI P. MANTOVANI D. - Le Isole della Laguna Veneta. 9 JAHN RUSCONI Art. - Siena. 10 SOLITRO G. - Il lago di Garda. 11 PANTINI R. - San Gimignano. 12 CORRADINI E. - Prato e suoi dintorni. 13 COLASANTI A. - Gubbio. 14 BELTRAMELLI A. - Da Comacchio ad Argenta. 15 GALLENGA STUART G. - Perugia. 16 SUPINO I.B. - Pisa. 17 PETTINA' Giuseppe - Vicenza. 18 RICCI Corrado - Volterra. 19 TESTI L. - Parma. 20 CAROCCI G. - Il Valdarno. 21 COLASANTI A. - L'Aniene. 22 CAPRIN Giulio - Trieste. 23 FOGOLARI G. - Cividale del Friuli. 24 DE LORENZO G. - Venosa e la Regione del Vulture. 25-26 MALAGUZZI VALERI F. - Milano. 27 DE ROBERTO F. - Catania. 28 MAUCERI E. - Taormina. 29 BELTRAMELLI A. - Il Gargano. 30 ORSINI L. - Imola e la Valle del Santerno. 31 BARGAGLI PETRUCCI F. - Montepulciano, Chiusi e la Val di Chiana senese. 32 DI GIACOMO S. - Napoli. 33 LORENZONI A. - Cadore. 34 PATERNO' CASTELLO G. - Nicosia, Sperlinga Cerami, Troina, Aderno'. 35 FALOCI PULIGNANI M. - Foligno. 36 DE LORENZO G. - L'Etna. 37 ANGELI D. - Roma. 38 ERRERA C. - L'Ossola. 39 AGOSTINONE E. - Il Fucino. 40 ANGELI D. - Roma. 41 FRANCIOSI G. - Arezzo. 42 VACCAI G. - Pesaro. 43 ROSSI A. - Tivoli. 44 MEOMARTINI A. - Benevento. 45 BIADEGO A. - Verona. 46 MANCINI G. - Cortona. 47 MAUCERI E. - Siracusa e la Valle dell'Anapo. 48 BARGELLINI S. - Etruria meridionale. 49 DE ROBERTO F. - Randazzo e la Valle dell'Alcantara. 50 UGOLETTI A. - Brescia. 51 CARABELLESE F. - Bari. 52 DE LORENZO G. - Campi Flegrei. 53 OCCHINI P.L. - Valle Tiberina. 54 COLASANTI A. - Loreto. 55 LANZI L. - Terni. 56 CAGGESE R. - Foggia e la Capitanata. 57 PESENTI P. - Bergamo. 58 NICOLOSI C.A. - Il litorale Maremmano. 59 GEROLA G. - Bassano del Grappa. 60 NICOLOSI C.A. - La montagna Maremmana. 61 GIGLI G. - Il Tallone d'Italia: Lecce e dintorni. 62 TOESCA P. - Torino. 63 BARGAGLI PETRUCCI F. - Pienza, Montalcino e La Val d'Orcia. 64 AGOSTINONE E. - Altipiani d'Abruzzo. 65 MOSCHETTI Andrea - Padova. 66 NEBBIA U. - La Brianza. 67 ROSSI A. - Terracina e la Palude Pontina. 68 GIGLI G. - Il tallone d'Italia: Gallipoli, Otranto e dintorni. 69 MARIOTTI C. - Ascoli Piceno. 70 BRAGATO G. - Da Gemona a Venzone. 71 URBINI G. - Spello, Bevagna, Montefalco. 72 PETRACCONE E. - Isola di Capri. 73 BARGELLINI S. - I monti del Cimino. 74 JACK LA BOLINA (VECCHI A.V.) - L'arcipelago toscano. 75 BONAVENTURA B. - I Bagni di Lucca, Coreglia e Barga. 76 ZUCCHINI Guido - Bologna. 77 TARCHIANI N. - Firenze. 78 VIGO P. - Livorno. 79 BERNARDY A. - L'Istria e la Dalmazia. 80 FOGOLARI G. - Trento. 81 PUCCIONI N. - La Vallombrosa e la Val di Sieve Inferiore. 82 FILANGERI R. - Sorrento e la sua penisola. 83 FUMI Luigi - ORVIETO. 84 KAMBO S. - Il Tuscolo e Frascati. 85 BANDINI C. - Spoleto. 86 KAMBO S. - Grottaferrata e il Monte Cavo. 87 DI GIACOMO S. - Da Capua a Caserta. 88 SORIGA Renato - Pavia e la Certosa. 89 JAHN RUSCONI A. - Assisi. 90 COLETTI L. - Treviso. 91 GROSSO Orlando - Genova. 92 DALGAS A. - La Versilia. 93 BERNARDY AMY A. - Zara e i monumenti italiani della Dalmazia. 94 SORRENTINO A. - Da Erice a Lilibeo. 95 SIGNORI Ettore - Cremona. 96 JAHN RUSCONI A. - Pompei. 97 FRANGIPANE A. VALENTE C. - La Calabria. 98 BIAGI L. - Palermo. 99 SERRA L. - Aquila. 100 JAHN RUSCONI A. - Monte Cassino. 101 PARIBENI Roberto - Malta. 102 ALGRANATI G. - Ischia. 103 PACCHIONI G. PACCHIONI A. - Mantova. 104 LAZZARESHI E. - Lucca. 105 BOCCARDI Renzo - Il Lago Maggiore. 106 FERRARI Giulio - Piacenza. 107 MARANGONI Guido - Vercelli, il Biellese e la Valsesia. 108 SELVELLI Cesare - Fano e Senigallia. 109 JAHN RUSCONI A. - Fiesole. 110 DE LORENZO G. - Il Vesuvio. 111 ANGELI Diego - Roma. 112 JACOPI G. - Rodi. 113 ANGELI Diego - Roma. 114 FULLONI A. - Reggio Emilia. Solo alcuni volumi presentano piccole mancanze o restauri al dorso, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato. Collezione molto rara da trovarsi cosi? completa. .

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

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

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        Norwegian Anglings and other Sportings. With map of Norway and Sweden ... Season 1905 (seventh year of issue). Edited by James Dowell.

      London, Lumley, Newton & Dowell, 1905. Stor 8vo. 167 s. Rikt illustrert. Foldet kart i farger. Orig. kartonert bd. Ryggen svakt slitt.. *Vedlagt brev fra James Dowell med tilbud om diverse fisketurer til Norge

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        Rip van Winkle.

      Kbhvn. 1905. Med frontisp. og 50 farvetavler af ARTHUR RACKHAM. Ubesk. i orig. grønt komp. shirt. Forperm lidt misfavet. With frontisp. & 49 colourplates by Arthur Rackham. Uncut in publisher's green cloth, minor discoloration on front cover.. Kun trykt i 250 ekspl. med kunstnerens signatur i faksimile, hvoraf dette er nr. 238. Danish de luxe edition of this famous book, printed in 250 copies only with signature in facsimile, published in the same year as the English. "Rackham's "Rip Van Winkel" is amoung the most thoroughly illustrated of English books. Since the text is brief, his fifty illustrations, which are grouped at the end, come at the rate of one to every two or three sentences" Ray 328

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

      Reproduced and printed by W. Griggs London: Reproduced and printed by W. Griggs. 1905. First. First edition. Large folio. 31 numbered color plates, and 3 additional plates (one folding) at the rear. Quarter vellum and cloth boards, marbled endpapers. Ex-library copy with spine classmark, bookplate, perforated stamp on the title page, small ink stamp on the plates. Chipping to the edges of some detached plates, else good. Beautifully printed color plates documenting the work of a famous German armourer working in England during Elizabeth's reign; Jacob Topf is the presumed author of the manuscript. .

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        Autograph Letter, Signed ("Edwin Markham", with a flourish and spatter), to journalist Alfred Henry Lewis, concerning praise of Markham's poem Virigilia, published in the Cosmopolitan for August 1905

      52 Washington Pl. New York 2 august 1905 52 Washington Pl., New York, 2 august 1905. 12mo. 1 page pen and ink on a folded sheet. Fine . Markham's love poem "Virgilia", published in the Cosmopolitan magazine for August 1905, filled the letter columns of New York literary papers with praise and disdain. Markham writes Lewis, a prolific author and frequent contributor to the magazine, "It is reward indeed to be praised by your dauntless pen. My 'Virgilia' pleases you, that is enough. The noise of the ant-hills will not disturb me, now that the mountain has spoken." "emphasis on changes in literary forms and their movement away from social commentary and political topics made much of what distinguished Markham's verse dated. He gradually fell from critical favor, and his reputation never fully recovered. Nevertheless, despite the critics' increasing disenchantment with him, Markham remained an important public figure, traveling across the nation and receiving warm praise nearly everywhere he went" - ANB

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        DAYS IN CATLAND with Louis Wain. Father Tuck's Panorama.

      A panorama comprised of four folding colour-printed panels, with fourteen shaped full-colour figures of cats which can be positioned in different slots within the panorama to create different scenes and stories. Rear panel is designed as a pocket to hold the figures when not in use; it also has the printed 'Directions'. First edition. (Later printings have inferior colour printing.) Small split along top of pocket; corners a little bumped and worn; rear panel a little marked and spotted; else a very good copy of this scarce Wain toy-book.

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        [Ryggtitel:] Tal och skrifter I-VIII.

      Zeth Höglunds skrifter som han själv låtit binda in på Nordiska Bokhindeln. Sju (fjärde volymen saknas) röda halvklotband med guldpräglade svarta ryggtiteletiketter. Marmorerade pärmar. Ryggarna något blekta. Originalomslagen är genomgående medbundna. Vissa av de politiska pamfletterna har tillhört Fredrik Ström och bär hans namnteckning. I volym ett finns en medbunden maskinskriven förteckning över Zeth Höglunds politiska pamfletter 1905-1926. Denna volym är också tryfferad med en lös hyllningsdikt av Ragnar Jändel till Zeth Höglund.. Ur Zäta Höglunds bibliotek. Innehåller följande: VOLYM I: Första kammaren se där fienden! 1905; Ned med vapnen! 1906; Die Waffen nieder! 1909; Författningsrevisionens nödvändighet - klart till storstrejk! 1907; Socialismens historia i dess huvuddrag, 1907; Generalsträjk, storsträjk och parlamentarism, 1907; Sotsialismi ajalugu (Socialismens historia i estnisk översättning); Den modärna socialismens urkund, 1907; Till kamp mot svälttullarne, 1908; Ut med Staaffliberalerna ur riksdagen! 1908; Socialismens grundvalar, 1908; Socialdemokratin och republiken, 1909; Den revolutionära syndikalismen, 1909; Kungadömet av Guds nåde, 1910. VOLYM II: Viktor Larsson, 1910; Hjalmar Branting, 1910; Carl Lindhagen, 1910. VOLYM III: Högerns lurendrejerier och liberalismens valbluffar, 1911; Till systemet Peterssons 5-årsjubileum, 1911; Socialdemokratin och försvaret, 1913; Det militära försvaret, 1913; Det befästa fattighuset, 1913; Gud eller Djävulen, 1914; Vad vill socialdemokratin? 1914; Socialdemokratiska partiets program, 1914; Socialdemokratin och regeringsmakten, 1914; Bara försvar - inga reformer! 1915; Krig eller fred, 1915; Den patriotiska lögnen, 1915; För freden till varje pris. VOLYM IV: SAKNAS. VOLYM V: Demokratin och den finska revolutionen, 1918; Det stora förräderiet, 1918; Karl Liebknecht och Rosa Luxemburg, 1919; Vad vill Spartacus? 1919 (svensk, norsk och dansk upplaga); Branting som bolsjevikdödare, 1920; Vänsterpartiet och Moskvavillkoren, 1920; Fascismen kommer! 1922; Humoristernas socialisering, 1924; Striden inom kommunistiska partiet, 1924; Proletär diktatur och borgerlig demokrati, 1925; Moskva och den proletära enhetsfronten, 1924. VOLYM VI: Häxnatt över Europa, 1939. VOLYM VII: Svensk debatt. 1939. VOLYM VIII: Ve de svaga, 1941; Oneutrala tal, 1944; Alliansen Hitler-Stalin, 1939; Hjalmar Branting och det nutida Europa, 1941

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        Camera Work, Number XI

      New York: Camera Work 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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        Frolics in Catland

      1905. first edition. Onward, For Kitten and CountryFurry Fun For AllWAIN, Louis. Frolics in Catland. Father Tuck's "Travels in Fairyland" No. 9071. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [c. 1905?]. First edition. Oblong quarto (8 5/8 x 10 3/4 in; 218 x 272 mm). [26] pp. With eight full-page and numerous color text illustrations. Verses by Norman Gale.Quarter red cloth over pictorial paper boards. Illustrated endpapers. Child's neat signature to ownership page. Fore-edge of first leaf neatly strengthened with tissue. Some edge and corner wear, slight toning to endpapers, still an excellent copy.At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Wain (1860-1939), the Edwardian cat artist who went mad, became a household name as an illustrator of cats, whom he depicted in all sorts of activities, from skating and playing cricket to driving motor cars, attending dances, and playing musical instruments. &#147;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&#148; (H.G. Wells).&#147;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&#133;[a]lthough he was sometimes forced to draw dogs before he became well-known!&#148; (Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914).Not in Dale. Unrecorded by Wood.Contents: Conrad's Croquet; The Plucky Cricketer; [Two Cats Playing Tennis]; The Winner; [Two Cats Playing Golf]; Dairy Down Golf Club; Amelia Mlik; Augustus Purd; Tramping Ted; [Two Cats Rowing a Boat]; Camilla Clott; [Two Cats Picking Flowers]; Wooden Bricks; The Poor Bugler; [Two Cat Brass Band]; Jake; [Two Musical Cats]; Pippina Joy; Signor Whiskerando Kat; Velvina Fox; Devoted Dandy; {Two Cats Singing a Comical Duet]; Tomto; [Two Members of the Famous Band] and Fernand.

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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.

      A very fine and completely unsophisticated copy without stamps or any other markings in strictly contemporary cloth binding. "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." (Max Born). Dibner 167; Grolier/Horblit 26b; Norman 691a. <br/><br/> "It is probably no exaggeration to say that Einstein and Newton have been the greatest physicists of all times. Einstein's name is generally associated with the theory of relativity, which has profoundly revolutionized man'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 'annus mirabilis'] 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." (Emil Wolff, Einstein's Researches on the Nature of Light). <br/><br/> In the first paper ('On a Heuristic Viewpoint Concerning the Production and Transformation of Light'), published in March, "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." (Britannica). It was for this paper on the photoelectric effect that Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1921. The second paper ('On the Motion Required by the Molecular Kinetic Theory of Heat of Small Particles Suspended in a Stationary Liquid'), 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's Principia. "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 'On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies'. 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" (Folsing, Albert Einstein). <br/><br/>. Three papers in: Annalen der Physik, 4th series, vol. 17, pp. 891-921; 132-148; 549-560. The complete volume offered here in contemporary full dark green cloth. 8vo (215 x 143 mm), complete with half title pp viii,1020 and 5 plates. Very light wear to top and bottom of spine - a fine copy. This is normally found as ex-library with stamps and often in later binding. Scarce in such good condition. Custom half morocco slip case

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