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        A MAINSAIL HAUL

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1905.. Small octavo, pp. [1-13] 14-128 [129-130: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], frontispiece illustration by Jack B. Yeats, title page printed in red and black, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A mixed collection of short fiction including fantastic sailor's yarns of the "tall tale" variety, a lively assortment of ghosts and devils, drawn from traditional sources. "Excellent material. The folk tales have an air of authenticity, and the more formal stories ... are imaginative and nicely handled." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1121. A cornerstone of Edwardian supernatural fiction. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), pp. 628-29. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Some loss of the delicate white enamel stamping on the spine panel, else a fine copy. An uncommon book. (#149917)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Rambles in the Vedanta

      Thompson and Co., Madras 1905 - Rambles in the Vedanta, being a collection of all contributions to the Prabuddha Bharata (1896-98), AIYAR [or IYER], G. R. Rajam, Madras: Thompson and Co., 1905 [first], frontis, [vi], viii, xxi, 716, ii pages, 2 ill., 2 plates. Errata. Hard cover. No DJ. Contents in 10 chapters: 1. Editorials; 2. Manana Mala or the meditations of a Mauni; 3. Symbology; 4. Elements of the Vedanta; 5. Thoughts of the Bhagavad Gita; 6. Imitations of Vyasa; 7. Pitfalls in the Vedanta; 8. Seekers after god; 9. True greatness or Vasudeva Sastri; 10. Miscellaneous stories; Appendix. Condition : Very good. Spine is tight. Inscription on flyleaf (see pic). Soiled spots page 266-267, and at lower edge (see pic). NOTE 1 : Very rare first edition, no copy on the market, no copy at the Library of Congress. NOTE 2 : Heavy weight (Overcharged shipping). Surcharge pour le transport pour ce colis de plus de 1kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'oeuvre de E.-J. Marey

      Paris, Octave Doin, 1905, in-8, de 56 pages, cartonnage moderne à la bradel, demi-chagrin, papier marbré, dos lisse avec pièce de titre, Première édition, peu courante. Quelques figures en noir dans le texte. Exemplaire sur papier glacé, couvertures d'origine conservées.

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        Grosses Konversations–Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. 6. gaenzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage

      Leipzig 1905 - Neuer Abdruck : 24 Baende (1 Band Ergaenzungen und Nachtraege : 3 Jahressupplementbaen, Altebuecher, rarebooks, Abbildungen und Karten vorhanden

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        A Hundred (100) Years Ago. Battles By Land and By Sea: Ulm, Trafalgar, Austerlitz

      William Clowes and Sons, Limited, 1905. xii, 416 pages. Index. All black and white plates and maps present. "The Austerlitz campaign, one of Napoleon's very best, was fought a hundred years ago, and would have been fought under very different conditions in our days. Nevertheless it contains many of the fundamental principles of the art of war, acknowledged rules of action which hold good just as much now as they did in the early part of the nineteenth century." - from Preface. Average wear to dark green boards handsomely adorned with clearly legible gilt. Unmarked. Binding intact. Considerable lean to spine. Tiny bookseller's tag inside front board. A quality copy.

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        THE GREAT PLATEAU: being an account of exploration in central Tibet, 1903, and of the Gartok Expedition, 1904-1905

      Blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt. pp xii, 324, 16 (Dec. 1905 catalogue) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 31 other plates containing 56 photos. Spine very lightly darkened; ink private owner name and armorial bookplate at front; page edges yellowed, else a fine, bright & tight copy. >>> Brigadier-General Cecil Godfrey Rawling, CMG, CIE, DSO, FRGS...was a British soldier, explorer and author whose expeditions to Tibet and Dutch New Guinea brought acclaim from the Royal Geographic Society and awards from the Dutch and Indian governments. He published two books detailing his experiences and served in the British Army on the North-West Frontier of India and in France during the First World War. It was during this latter service that he was killed in action aged 47 during the Battle of Passchendaele....In 1903 he reentered Tibet to begin a professional survey although without official sanction, and in the following year Captain Rawling was attached to the British expedition to Tibet, charged with exploring and surveying the mountainous terrain. During the diplomatic expedition and the campaign which followed it, Rawling surveyed over 40,000 square miles (100,000 km2) of Tibet in addition to his military duties. His team even explored the foothills of Everest and included parts of the mountain in his survey, establishing it as the highest mountain in the Himalayas. It is said that had his seniors on the expedition not forbidden it, he would have become the first white man to attempt to climb the mountain from the north face. He was also the first person to successfully identify the source of the river Brahmaputra after a lengthy and hazardous journey across the war zone. Upon his return to England, Rawling received numerous accolades, including a CIE from the Indian government and in 1909 was awarded the Murchison Bequest of the Royal Geographic Society in London, of which he was a fellow." - Wikipedia. A nice copy of an important book. 1.5 kg Binding: Hardcover .

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        Five plays in facsimile:] Venus and Adonis; Lucrece; The Passionate Pilgrim; Sonnets; Pericles.

      Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1905 - 5 works bound in 1, quarto (255 x 200 mm). Contemporary reversed calf, titles gilt to red label to spine, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed, leather ties. A fine copy. First editions thus. Venus and Adonis is a signed limited issue, number 594 of 1,000 copies signed by Sidney Lee. This five work volume is a complete supplement to the facsimile reproduction of Shakespeare's First Folio issued by Oxford University Press in 1902. The facsimile reproductions are taken from first edition copies held at The Bodleian Library and The Christie Miller Library at Britwell. Venus and Adonis was first published in 1593, Lucrece in 1594, The Passionate Pilgrim in 1599, the Sonnets in 1609, and Pericles in 1609. The works each have an introduction and bibliography by Sidney Lee (1859–1926), providing "a full and learned introduction incorporating a detailed account of its publication history and a descriptive census of copies, as well as a full survey of literary sources and analogues" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE GOLDEN POOL A Story of a Forgotten Mine

      1905 - Small 8vo, pp. vii, 341. Bound in original brown cloth, ruled and lettered in white to front board and lettered in white to spine. No dust jacket. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was trained as a pharmacist and doctor. When he was 25, he joined a British expedition to what was then the Gold Coast of Africa, and served as a physician, naturalist, and navigator. After contracting blackwater fever, he returned to England in 1891 and turned to writing to support himself and his family. His first efforts were co-authored under the pseudonym Clifford Ashdown with author John James Pitcairn. Freeman is better known as a prolific writer of first-rate mysteries, and creator of the medical investigator Dr. John Evelyn Thorndyke, a series character whose work epitomized the use of scientific methods to solve crimes. However, he also wrote a number of very good novels. This title is his first novel (of which he was the sole author) and precedes the first "Thorndyke" mystery novel by two years. It concerns an adventurous voyage to North Africa in search of the Aboasi gold mine, the theft of a sacred religious relic by a daring Englishman, and his subsequent exploits. Allegedly, this book was once required reading of all who served in the African branch of the British Colonial Services. Our copy is a first edition jointly published by Copp, Clark (Toronto) and Cassell (London), with the Copp, Clark name at the base of the spine. The white to the rules and lettering on the front board has been partially ablated, more so to the spine. There is light edge wear, scuffing and soiling to the cloth. The binding is slightly stressed. Contents clean and tight - no former owner's markings. In good, to good plus, condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS Ltd.]
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        The Pie and the Patty-Pan

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing with mottled pale lilac end papers and 1905 listed on the title page. Red paper covered boards with white stamping on front cover and spine, with circular onlay of Miss Ribby on front cover. Good or better. Spine covering fragile with cracking at joints; fading to spine and adjacent edge of rear cover. End sheets toned, and previous owner gift inscription to verso of front free end paper. Pages foxed and occasionally thumbed. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Die moderne Wohnung und ihre Ausstattung. Mit 173 Bildern und 8 farbigen Tafeln nach Werken und Entwürfen von modernen Architekten und ihren Schulen.

      Wien / Leipzig, Wiener Vlg. 1905 - 4°, 174 S., 173 Abb., 8 farb. Taf., Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Rücken min. aufgehellt, Kanten tlw. etw. berieben; allg. sehr gutes Ex. EA. Seltenes und reich bebildertes Werk über Innenarchitektur im Jugendstil. Es werden u. a. die Arbeiten von Max Bernischke und Joseph Hoffmann vorgestellt. Mit 8 bestechenden farbigen Tafeln. - U. a. mit den Kapiteln «Die Ästhetik der Miethswohnung», «Lichtkörper und Heizkörper», «Die Küche», «Wie man Bilder hängt», «Junggesellenheim und Herrenzimmer», «Die Offizierswohnung», «Die Arbeiterwohnung». 1300 gr. Schlagworte: Architektur - Innenarchitektur, DesignJugendstil [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In Paradiesischer Schönheit. Farbige Freilicht-Akte nach künstlerischen Aufnahmendes Kunstmalers M. Schneider.

      um 1905-1906 erschienen. -- Äusserst seltene Publikation, in 10 Lieferungen mit zusammen 30 Tafeln erschienen. - Vorhanden hier die Lieferungsumschläge 2 und 5, sowie 24 (von insgesamt 30) farbigen Tafeln. -- Die Lieferungsumschläge mit kleineren Randläsuren - die Tafeln alle sehr gut erhalten. -- Very rare german publication with color nude photo plates from circa 1905-1906. -- 24 of 30 plates. - published seperately. -- very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Steffen Völkel GmbH]
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        Nouveaux Modèles de Tombeaux. Par Raoul Brandon, Architecte, Professeur de la Ville de Paris, Premier prix en concours public, et E. Delrieu, Dessinateur. Avec le Concours de Divers Architectes, Dessinateurs, Sculpteurs, Entrepreneurs, etc.

      Dourdan (Seine-et-Oise): Ch. Joliot, Éditeur, (c. 1905). Folio, original cream board portfolio, printed & decorated in green; backed in maroon cloth, silk ties; containing four uncut, folded leaves of text, comprising 32 pp. + 80 chromolithographic plates (nos. 58-59 combined as a single large folding plate). Portfolio soiled and somewhat worn; marginal spotting to text; the plates very good. First Edition of this fascinating and compelling survey of the architecture of death during the époque of Beaux Arts design. Raoul Brandon (1878-1941) was an esteemed architect and professor whose works included the main post office in his native Chartres and a department store and the stock exchange in Cairo. This portfolio covers a broad range of contemporary tombs, monuments, sarcophaguses, funerary sculptures, etc., printed in suitably muted colors and including many details and sections. Browsing through these very good plates offers the same sort of macabre pleasure as strolling through one of the magnificent cemeteries of Paris. The text includes a title-page; 27 pages of descriptive text, often greatly detailed; a plate list; and two pages of publisher's ads. Very scarce: no copies at auction since 1975, or currently online. OCLC locates one copy.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1905 : 1905 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition

      1905. Hi, This lot is an 1905 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The first Hardback that Wisden produced was in 1896, this is the tenth year of the hardback and a year I have found hard to find recently, especially in this condition. This is one of the nicest prewar hardbacks I have seen. The boards are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt, a couple of tiny marks to the rear. The spine gilt is very bright and original. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns are amazing, so bright yellow it is hard to express. The photoplate is very good and internaly a nice clean book. As good as mine on my shelf. Hard to fault, if I had to pick something it is that when the book is on the desk gilt up there is a slight inward movement to the top right hand side of the book. A rare Wisden in superb condition (++) and a very nice price.

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        Rhopalocera Palaearctica. Papilionindae et Pieridae (Texte + Atlas)

      Florence: Privately published, 1905-1911. 2 vols: lxxxvi, (2), 368; xii, 86 plates (41 col), 2 folding maps (1 col). . HB. 2 vols, large-4to, bound in two, recased in orig. full tan leather, boards embossed with title and geometric pattern, original endpapers preserved; some rubbing/scuffing to extremities, spines faded, short split to top of front joint on both volumes. Folding maps with linen backing. Vg set.. Rare. Privately published in a very small edition. Originally issued as 36 livraisons. Plates numbered A,B, 1-12, I-LXXII..

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1905 : 1905 Wisden Hardback

      1905. Hi and Welcome to our Store. We are selling our HBs off in chunks, happy to split the sets or to send more details and pictures, please just ask us or the admin team here. This lot is a 1905 Hardback Wisden. In Good to Very Good Condition. The main issue is a rather ugly stain to the rear board, if we forget that it is a very nice book, good gilts and internally very good , some weakness to the hinges with nice clean pages.

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        handsignierte Notiz ORIGINAL SIGNIERT original handwritten and signed note

       Handsignierte Notiz 5 x 20 cm.original handwritten and signed notedekorativ mit Foto auf schwarzen Fotokarton montiert (reversibel)tadelloser ZustandRudolf-Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff (* 27. März 1905 in Lüben; ? 27. Januar 1980 in München) war ein deutscher Offizier, zuletzt Generalmajor im Zweiten Weltkrieg sowie Mitglied des aktiven Widerstandes von Offizieren der Wehrmacht gegen Adolf Hitler. Zweiter Weltkrieg[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten] Bei Beginn des Polenfeldzugs war Freiherr von Gersdorff Dritter Generalstabsoffizier (Ic) der 14. Armee. Mit dieser, mittlerweile umbenannt in 12. Armee, wurde er nach Abschluss des Feldzuges an die Westgrenze verlegt. Nach der Zwischenstation beim XII. Armeekorps wurde Freiherr von Gersdorff zum Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH) abkommandiert. Während des Westfeldzugs leitete er als Ia die Führungsabteilung der 86. Infanterie-Division, die als Teil der 12. Armee an dem Vorstoß durch die Ardennen beteiligt war.Für das Unternehmen Barbarossa wurde er im Mai 1941 zur Heeresgruppe B, ab 22. Juni 1941 umbenannt in Heeresgruppe Mitte, versetzt. Dort war er als Verbindungsoffizier der Abwehr Ic und leitete die militärische Aufklärung. Ziel dieser Versetzung war vor allem, ihm den Zugang zum Verschwörerkreis um Henning von Tresckow zu verschaffen.Bis April 1943 entdeckten Freiherr von Gersdorff unterstehende Soldaten der Wehrmacht die Massengräber von über 4000 polnischen Offizieren, Fähnrichen und Beamten, die Einheiten des sowjetischen NKWD in einem Wald unweit des russischen Dorfes Katyn 1940 ermordet hatten (siehe Massaker von Katyn). Von Gersdorff führte dabei die Dienstaufsicht über die Exhumierungen. Er war dabei auch verantwortlich für den Ablauf der Besichtigungsreisen ausländischer Beobachter, die auf Anweisung des Propagandaministers Joseph Goebbels nach Katyn gebracht wurden. Dazu gehörten eine internationale Ärztekommission, Journalisten und Schriftsteller sowie polnische, amerikanische und britische kriegsgefangene Offiziere.[1]Am 1. Februar 1944 trat Freiherr von Gersdorff seinen Dienst als Generalstabschef des LXXXII. Armeekorps an, dessen drei Infanteriedivisionen eine an der französischen Nordküste erwartete alliierte Landung abwehren sollten. Am 28. Juli 1944 wurde er Generalstabschef der 7. Armee, die kurz darauf im Kessel von Falaise eingeschlossen wurde. Für die Planung des erfolgreichen Ausbruchs der Armee erhielt er am 26. August 1944 das Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes.[2] Er blieb ? im März 1945 noch zum Generalmajor befördert ? bis zur deutschen Kapitulation bei der 7. Armee.Mitglied des militärischen Widerstands gegen den Nationalsozialismus[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten] Kurz nach dem gescheiterten Versuch des Obersten im Generalstab Henning von Tresckow und dessen Vetters Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Hitler am 13. März 1943 durch eine in Smolensk in sein Flugzeug geschmuggelte Bombe zu töten,[3] erklärte sich Freiherr von Gersdorff bereit, ein Selbstmordattentat auf Hitler zu verüben.[4]Am 21. März 1943 eröffnete Hitler zum Heldengedenktag eine Ausstellung sowjetischer Beutewaffen im Berliner Zeughaus. Freiherr von Gersdorff war als Experte abkommandiert, die Ausstellung zu erläutern. Er wollte beim Rundgang Hitler und die anwesende Führungsspitze, darunter Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Wilhelm Keitel und Karl Dönitz, mit zwei britischen Splitterminen, die er in den Manteltaschen trug, in die Luft sprengen und dabei sein Leben opfern. Nachdem Freiherr von Gersdorff den Säurezünder bereits aktiviert hatte, hastete Hitler durch die Ausstellung, ohne vor Ausstellungsstücken innezuhalten, und verließ das Gebäude schon nach zwei Minuten, während der Zünder eine Mindestzeit von 10 Minuten hatte. Freiherr von Gersdorff konnte den Zünder auf einer Toilette des Zeughauses gerade noch rechtzeitig entschärfen. Nach der gescheiterten Aktion wurde er unmittelbar an die Ostfront zurückbeordert.[5]1944 verwahrte Freiherr von Gersdorff Sprengstoff und Zünder für das Attentat vom 20. Juli 1944, die sein Mitverschwörer Wessel Freytag von Loringhoven zuvor unbemerkt aus Beständen der Abwehr besorgt hatte. Die Verschwiegenheit seiner inhaftierten Kollegen ? oft unter Folter ? rettete ihn vor Verhaftung und Hinrichtung. So überlebte er als einer von wenigen Angehörigen der Wehrmacht im aktiven Widerstand gegen die nationalsozialistische Diktatur die NS-Herrschaft.[6]Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten] In amerikanischer Kriegsgefangenenschaft war von Gersdorff in einer privilegierten Lage: Er gehörte einer Gruppe hoher Offiziere der Wehrmacht an, die amerikanischen Militärhistorikern beim Verfassen einer Geschichte des Zweiten Weltkrieges zur Hand gehen sollte. Diese Gruppe war erst in Saint-Germain-en-Laye bei Paris, dann im hessischen Oberursel interniert.[7]Fabian von Schlabrendorff, der in den Kulissen des ersten Nürnberger Prozesses im Herbst 1945 Berater der amerikanischen Delegation war, empfahl Gersdorff als Zeugen für den von sowjetischer Seite vorgebrachten Anklagepunkt Katyn. Gersdorff verfasste daraufhin einen Bericht über seine Erkenntnisse von 1943. Doch kam weder dieser Bericht in Nürnberg zur Sprache, noch wurde von Gersdorff als Zeuge geladen. Die Existenz des Berichtes wurde verschwiegen, er wurde erst 2012 in englischer Übersetzung im amerikanischen Nationalarchiv entdeckt.[8] Die Untersuchungskommission des US-Kongresses zum Massaker von Katyn (Madden-Kommission), die 1952 zur Befragung deutscher Zeugen nach Frankfurt kam, vernahm ihn hingegen.[9]Nach dem Beschluss des Bundestages über die Wiederbewaffnung scheiterten alle Versuche Freiherr von Gersdorffs, in die Bundeswehr aufgenommen zu werden. In seinen Memoiren machte er dafür den Staatssekretär Hans Globke und jene Kreise ehemaliger Offiziere der Wehrmacht verantwortlich, die keinen ?Verräter? in der Bundeswehr dulden wollten.[10]Freiherr von Gersdorff widmete sich, seit 1967 durch einen Reitunfall querschnittsgelähmt, der Wohltätigkeit im Johanniterorden, dessen Ehrenkommendator er war. Er war Gründungspräsident der Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe (Vorstandsvorsitz 1952?1963).[11] 1979 wurde ihm wegen seiner außerordentlichen Verdienste das Große Bundesverdienstkreuz verliehen.[11](Quelle: Wikipedia) Geschichte, Zweiter Weltkrieg, Attentat

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        Forschungsreise durch Sued-Schoa, Galla und die Somali-Laender.

      Berlin: Sonderabruck, 1905. - Octavo,two volumes,six folding coloured maps, five maps in pocket of volume two; 36 chromolithographic plates, some folding or double-page. Contemporary calf, sunned, with green cloth and gilt rule, toped edges gilt, a fine set, scarce. with the bookplate of Peter Tate (author of A Century of Bird Books, 1979) and inscribed "Presented to me by the Baroness von Erlanger, mother of Carlo Freiherr von Erlanger, in memory of her son- HW [Harry Witherby]" Carlo von Erlanger (1872- 1904) studied ornithology at the University of Lausanne and from 1900 to 1901 he conducted a major expedition to East Africa (Ethiopia and Somalia) and formed a substantial collection of insect and birds, including new taxa such as Erlanger's lark, Calandrella erlangeri. He died in an automobile accident in Salzburg and this two volume memorial work was produced by his mother. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HOMES IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS. PASTURE AND FARM LANDS FOR SALE [wrapper title]

      San Antonio, Tx, 1905. 52pp. Illus. Original pictorial wrappers. Minor edge wear and staining. Light marginal soiling. Very good. A rare illustrated promotional offering one million acres of land for purchase in the northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle around the turn of the 20th century. Previously, these lands had been reserved for two railroad companies - the Houston & Texas Central Railway and the Texas & New Orleans Railroad Company - but were opened up for sale to the public through the Texas land commissioner, C.C. Gibbs. The work is brimming with facts about the Panhandle from rainfall and soil to railroads, schools, and the various types of crops grown in the region. The range of prices for the land is also stated: "Our land is for sale cheap now, $1.50 to $3.00 an acre, less than half what the same land costs elsewhere." The pamphlet is then organized by county, with details and numerous photographs presenting the best features of counties such as Dallam, Hemphill, Roberts, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Hansford, Hartley, Sherman, and more. The text ends with a testimonial from Lou Turner Hays, one of the owners of the Hays Ranch in Lipscomb County: "Here we lived happily with our little girl. We made money. I can truthfully say there is no better country on the face of the green earth for making money than the Panhandle country." The inside rear wrapper prints a map showing the location of available land. An exceedingly rare Texas land promotional, with only two copies in OCLC, at Yale and Baylor University. OCLC 21317271.

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        The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

      Washington DC: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1905. Leather_bound. Very good. Washington DC: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1905. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Thick octavo. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Definitive Edition containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, Parliamentary Manual, Official Papers, and Other Writings, Official and Private now Collected and Published in Thier Entirety for the First Time. Including all of the original manuscript, deposited in the Department of State and published in 1853 by order of the Joint Committee of Congress, with numerous illustrations and a comprehensive analytical index. Andrew A. Lipscomb, Chairman Board of Governors Editor -in- Chief, Elbert Ellery Bergh Managing Editor. Issued under the auspices of The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association of the United States. Illustrated with portrait, maps, facsimile letters and documents and notable landmark places. Twenty volumes combined into ten, bound in three quarter blue calf (spine faded even brown) marbled boards, gilt title and decorations to spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A very rare and handsome set in leather binding.

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        The Red Book of Romance.

      Longmans, Green & Co 1905. - Complete with rare dustwrapper. First edition. 8vo. 372pp. Red gilt illustrated boards. All edges gilt. Original pictorial tan dustwrapper. A very good+ copy with bright red boards. Bright gilt. A couple of tiny marks to front board with some light marking to boards from where the wrapper has disallowed the boards to breath. Unusually, the spine is bright red & completely unfaded with gleaming gilt. The good dustwrapper has notable chipping to head of spine & less so to other extremities; tanning to spine. A rare survival in its original wrapper which has preserved the vivid red spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Sketches of the Battle of Chemulpo ( Russo-Japanese War)

      Japan 1905 - Japan, 1905 (Tokyo c. 1905). Oblong 4to. (17 text pages)+ 13 colour reproductions of battle scenes.Vivid reportage on one of the first naval battles in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. Title page in English and Japanese, followed by 1 page in Japanese, 3 pages in English, 13 leaves with color lithographed illustrations on rectos, with descriptions in English and Japanese, then 12 pages in Japanese. The pages progress from right to left. (oblong 4to) 24x33 cm (9½x13"), thin boards with pictorial in gilt, title in black in English and Japanese. Rare pictorial work presenting to the world the Battle of Chemulpo Bay, which took place on February 9, 1904 off Incheon, Korea. a decisive victory for the Japanese. The captivating illustrations are diagrammatic and progressive, virtually minute-by-minute, with keys to the ships and trajectory of the artillary shells, providing a view of the action as it unfolded. OCLC/WorldCat lists only two copies, both at Yale University, one giving the date as 1904, the other as 1905. This present copy has an inscription on the title-page dated July 1905, describing the location as off Inchon, Korea. The printed preface is signed by Jikemura Sakuhoku who lists Inouye Yoshio, who watched the battle from the shore, as the artist. 1st Edition. Stiff Paper. Illus. by Inouye Yoshio. 13" x 9.5". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fine decree document, in Russian with translation, signed 'Nikolai' (1868-1918, Last Emperor of Russia from 1894)

      1905 - conferring the Order of St Stanislav, 3rd Class , on Private Ivan Kushnevski, dentist to the Siberian Cadet Corps, "In consequence of which We command the Chapter to the said Knight the insignia and scroll for the same .", 1 side folio, Tsarskoye Selo, 29th March Nicholas succeeded his father in 1894. He was married to Alexandra Feodorovna, a Princess of Hesse. In 1898 he initiated the Hague Peace Conference. His reign was marked by the alliance with France, entente with Britain, disastrous war with Japan (1904-05) and the establishment of the Duma in 1906. He took command of the Russian armies against the Central Powers in 1915. At the revolution he was forced to abdicate (17th March 1917) and the Red Guards shot him and his entire family at Yekaterinburg in July 1918. Translation In recognition of outstandingly devoted and zealous service on the part of the dentist of the Siberian Cadet Corps, Private Ivan without rank Kushnevskiy, WE have most graciously conferred on him the titled of Knight of OUR Imperial and Royal Order of St Stanislav, third degree. In consequence of which We command the Chapter to the said Knight the insignia and scroll for the same. Nikolai At Tsarskoye Selo, 29th March 1905 Defence Minister Lieut Gen 26th November 1905

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        LAWS OF CRICKET

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd., 1905 Large hardback (copyright PERRIERS) with light tan pictorial boards and dull orange cloth spine .Slightly grubby boards with three small scuff marks on rear cover. The corners are worn and browning to title page and rear blank page .No inscription or name. Internally very clean and tight There are 12 SUPERB colour plates ( BEAUTIFUL COLOURS ) with humorous captions and Perrier logo's on rear of all the pages. The last page has a very ATTRACTIVE advertisement full colour page of PERRIER drinks. LOVELY BOOK.

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        Skazki Pushkina Skazka o Tsar Slatanje (Tsar Slatan)

      St. Petersburg: The Department for the Production of State Documents [Expeditsii Zagotovleny Gosudarstvennukh], 1905. First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. Hauntingly beautiful chromolithographic images by Ivan Biliban. Oblong, 4to, measuring 32 by 26 cm, and 20 pp., featuring ten chromolithographs in addition to front cover, title and the rear cover vignette. Five of the chromos within are full page. In addition, there is the chromo decorative borders, very much a part of the integral whole. This work is part of a series of indigenous fairy tales the Russian government commissioned Bilibin to illustrate. To do so Bilibin paid meticulous care to actual traditional costume, architecture and decor. The work cemented Bilibin's renown, which was also built on stage design. WIth original loose glassine tissue guards intact. Light wear along outer joint fold, with small chip loss by one of the staples. A touch of soiling along gilt edge of front cover, and scattered more generally on rear cover. Otherwise, a clean, bright copy!

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

      Donnelley/Lakeside Press, Chicago 1905 - 302p. Original green cloth. 18cm. Minor dulling of the gilt rule along the outer edges of the front cover; otherwise almost as new. Top edge gilt. No jacket other than a contemporary glassine. A Lakeside Classic (No. 3 in the series). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The face in the pool: A faerie tale

      McClurg. Hardcover. B0006AE7UI Very good first edition and printing (copyright page indicates Published October 21, 1905). Interior is clean and unmarked save a light owners name on the front endpaper. Minor bumping on base of spine and cover corners. Gilt lettering and design on cover and spine bright. A very attractive desirable copy. Top Quality Seller - Customer Service available. . Very Good.

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        Prinz Karneval, -närrische Hoheit-.

      - Chromolithographie b. F.C.Wentzel, Weissenburg, Elsaß, um 1905, 166 x 68 cm Unterhalb der Darstellung mittig die Katalog N° 181 links im Spachtel C.B.N.W. siehe Katalognummer 263, Abbildung auf Seite 250 des Kataloges "Heilige, Herrscher, Hampelmänner, Bilderbogen aus Weißenburg", Badisches Landesmuseum 1999. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Fugl Fønix og Tæppet. Oversat fra Engelsk af A. Halling [The Phoenix and the Carpet]

      Folagt af V. Pios Boghandel, København 1905 - First Danish Edition. [2], 275 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The Author's Copy. A very nice copy of the Danish Edition of The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904), with presentation "With the compliments of the translator," from the library of perennially popular children's author Edith Nesbit, with her bookplate. Half calf and marbled boards, spine label gilt, marbled endpapers. Auithor's pictorial bookplate. Some rubbing at spine and tips, internally fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fugl Fønix og Tæppet Oversat fra Engelsk af A Halling [The Phoenix and the Carpet]

      København: Folagt af V. Pios Boghandel, 1905. First Danish Edition. [2], 275 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Half calf and marbled boards, spine label gilt, marbled endpapers. Auithor's pictorial bookplate. Some rubbing at spine and tips, internally fine. First Danish Edition. [2], 275 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The Author's Copy. A very nice copy of the Danish Edition of The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904), with presentation "With the compliments of the translator," from the library of perennially popular children's author Edith Nesbit, with her bookplate.

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        The Pie and the Patty-Pan

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing with mottled pale lilac end papers and 1905 listed on the title page. Red paper covered boards with white stamping on front cover and spine, with circular onlay of Miss Ribby on front cover. Good or better. Spine covering fragile with cracking at joints; fading to spine and adjacent edge of rear cover. End sheets toned, and previous owner gift inscription to verso of front free end paper. Pages foxed and occasionally thumbed. First edition.

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        Norddeutsche Lloyd Bremen [Atlas of the fleet]

      Bremen, Norddeutsche Lloyd, ca. 1905. Oblong folio (32.5 x 39.2 cm). With 24 original photographs in full colour. Original full calf. Spine with five raised bands; front board with very large embossed vignette of a 15th century caravel with coat-of-arms as stern, and script title. Gilt-patterned endpapers. Red edges. Bronze clasp and catch.= A very rare, very luxurious atlas, apparently being a special gift, as it contains a printed card, mounted on the front free endpaper: "With compliments of the North German Lloyd. Paris Agency. 2bis Rue Scribe". It contains 24 carefully mounted photographs, extensively coloured, and retouched or modified. Each photograph measuring 22.5 x 17.8 cm, of ships, and their interiors, of the Norddeutsche Lloyd. This Bremen-based shipping company later became part of HAPAG-Lloyd. The images include many views of the ship decks with passengers - no doubt first class passengers - and crew. The ships depicted include the very large, blue riband-winning "Doppelschrauben-Schnellpostdampfer 'Kronprinz Wilhelm'", built in 1901 with four funnels, the same number as in the later-built, and infamous Titanic. Other ships, such as the "Grosser Kurfürst", "König Albert" and "Kaiserin Maria Theresia" (all three built in 1899) were less large but no less grand, as shown by the full colour pictures of their fantastically sumptuous interiors. Apart from two photographs with some minor damage, a near mint copy.

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        Edizione Italiana Amica Poème Dramatique en deux Actes de Paul Bérel Version Rythmique Française de Paul Collin Version rythmique Italienne de Giovani Targioni-Tozzetti Partition Piano et Chant transcrite par Adriano Ariani... Edizione Italiana. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Choudens [PN A.C. 13,315], 1905. Probable First Edition of the first Italian version. Amica, to the libretto of French publisher Paul de Choudens (Bérel was a pseudonym), was first performed in Monte Carlo at the Théâtre du Casino on March 16, 1905, and was an immediate success. The Italian premiere (with an Italian libretto by Mascagni's close collaborator, Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti) took place on May 13, 1905, with Riccardo Stracciari (1875-1955) as Rinaldo. Mascagni conducted both performances. Amica "signalled a return to verismo and a renewed attention to orchestral models." It was Mascagni's only opera with a French libretto. "Stracciari's mellow, velvety voice, coloured and resonant over its whole range, with an extended and penetrating upper register, made him, between 1905 and 1915, the rival of Titta Ruffo and Pasquale Amato. His repertory included all the great baritone roles and among the dramatic parts he preferred those in Il trovatore, Rigoletto and Aida. But, thanks to a technique characteristic of the best traditions of the 19th century, he excelled in works which allowed him to display his courtly enunciation, smooth singing, elegant phrasing and musical delicacy." Rodolfo Celletti in Grove Music Online. A notable association copy.. Folio. Half textured maroon cloth with textured maroon cloth boards, titling gilt to spine, with original publisher's upper wrapper with an illustration after an etching by [?]R. Aguet printed by Ch. Wittmann, Paris, bound in. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list and table of contents, verso blank), 183, [i] (blank) pp. Music engraved by Baudon and printed in Paris by E. Dupré. Text in Italian. With composer's autograph inscription signed in black ink to baritone Riccardo Stracciari, who performed the part of Rinaldo in the Italian production of the work, to upper portion of title: "All' indimenticabile 'Rinaldo' al Carissimo Amico Riccardo Stracciari con affetto e con ammirazione P Mascagni" and dated Rome, May 1905. Price of "15 f. Net" printed to upper wrapper. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Upper wrapper slightly worn, stained, and soiled; occasional light soiling to margins; several leaves partially detached at lower inner margins; pp. 135-136 torn at lower corner, slightly affecting notation. Together with: An original role portrait photograph of Stracciari and Biancapelli as Rinaldo and Amica, ca. 203 x 158 mm. Slightly worn; two minor annotations in blue ink and remnants of former mount to verso.

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        CENSUS OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS: 1903

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

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        THE TYRANNY OF THE DARK ..

      London and New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1905.. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii [iv-viii] 1-438 [439] [440: blank], title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, white and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Occult romance concerning spiritualism and psychic phenomena. Garland, a Midwestern regionalist author and key member of the realist movement in American fiction in the late 1800s, was also a longtime psychic researcher and a director of the American Psychical Society. Bleiler (1978), p. 79. Reginald 05781. A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket (black and red on orange paper stock) with light wear at edges and several tears at top edge of spine panel with internal tape mends. (#130660)

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        Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Edition [Twelve Volumes]

      Francis D. Tandy Company. Hardcover. New York, circa 1905. 8vo, contemporary three quarters green morocco over marbled paper. Number 478 of 700 copies. A standard set of Lincoln's works, beautifully printed and with many illustrations and folding charts. With a TLS from John Hay dated February 12, 1904, mounted opposite the frontispiece. This set was deaccessioned from a university library, and has some flaws to bindings and endpapers and is priced accordingly, though it has no signs of being circulated and shows no markings on spines. Institutional gift bookplates to front pastedowns of all volumes, all volumes with perforated stamps to title pages. Specific flaws include: rubbing to hinges at extremities, section of four leaves loose in Vol. I, front board nearly detached in Vol. IV, front board partially detached on Vol. X, front board fully detached on Vol. XI, front free endpaper and three additional leaves loose in Vol. XII. We will ship these volumes in heavy mylar so they will remain usable despite the flaws to boards. Scratches to tops of pages on Vol. V, some small chips to heads of spines. Contents are fine with the exception of the perforated stamps, bright and complete, and the set remains quite attractive despite the flaws. Spines faded to brown on most volumes, with four of the volumes remaining green. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Good. 1905.

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        Garden Pottery

      Newburyport [MA]: Merrimac Pottery, ca 1905. Original printed publisher's wrappers.. Very good; small stain to backstrip and minor gouge to the front wrapper near the base of the spine.. Large square 8vo, 16 pages with an inserted leaf of prices. A handsome catalog of decorative pottery for formal or English style gardens. The Merrimac Pottery existed for appx. a decade prior to WWI. All of the urns, vases etc. were hand made. The catalog illustrates, " ... the adaptability of the pots to various positions in formal and wild gardens, on porches, verandas and terraces."

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        Emmi Bremer Die Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments nach der Übersetzung von Dr. Martin Luther das neue testament unseres herrn und Heilandes Jesu christi

      Elberfeld: Bergische Bibelgesellschaft. 1905 6.auflage 23 cm. 882 ,280 S. Geprägter leineneinband mit marmoriertem schnitt Einband an den kanten bestoßen,etwas beschädigt, einträge im familienbuch, da auch teils etwas fleckig, schnitt seitenkanten sind gering teils fleckig. Aus dem Inhalt: Altes und Neues Testament nach der deutschen Übersetzung Dr. Martin Luthers. ...die heilige schrift ist das wort gottes, wie des menschen wort. sie enthält die offenbarung im strengsten sinn, die gott im laufe der jahrhunderte aus dem schatz seiner geheimnisse uns menschen zu unserem heil mitzuteilen beschlossen hat, und erzählt die heilstaten, vor allem das leben, leiden und sterben des menschgewordnen gottessohn , unseres erlösers jesus christus ... .das Alte Testament, Geschichtsbücher, das erste , zweite, dritte, vierte fünfte Buch Mose, Das Buch Josua, das Buch der Richter, Das Buch Ruth, Das erste, zweite Buch Samuel, Das erste zwiete Buch der Könige, Das erste , zweite Buch der Chronik, Das Buch esra, Das Buch Nehemmia, Das Buch Esther, Lehrbücher, Das Buch Hiob, Das Buch der Psalmen, Sprüche Salomos, Prediger Salomo, Hohelied salomo, Prophetische Bücher.,esaja, Jeremia, Jeremias, Klagelieder, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadja, Jona, Micha, Nahum, Habakuk, Zephanja, Haggai, Sacharja,Maleachi, Neues Testament , Geschichtsbücher, Evangelium Matthäus, Markus, Lukas, Johannes, Apostelgeschichte Lukas, Brief an die Römer, Paulus an Korinther, an die Galater, Epheser, Philipper, Kolosser, Thessalonicher, Timotheus, Titus, Philemon, Petrus, Johannes, Hebräer, Jakobus, Judas, Offenbarung Johannes.. Auszüge aus dem Buch Versand D: 5,00 EUR [propheten, jesus christus, bibeltexte, heilige schrift, familienbibel, könige, chroniken, gebete, preisungen, pentateuch, evangelien, taten, , erziehung, glaube, relgion, gebet, biblische orte, briefe, leid, sterbe, kreuzigung, geburt, schilderungen]

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        A MEMOIR OF THE FIRST TREASURE OF THE UNITED STATES

      1905. MINNICH, Michael Reed. A MEMOIR OF THE FIRST TREASURER OF THE UNTITED STATES WITH CHRONOLOGICAL DATA. Philadelphia: Published For The Author And Compiler, 1905. Small quarto; navy-blue cloth, stamped in gilt. First Edition. A scarce book on Michael Hillegas, the first Treasurer of the United States. The book was reprinted many times but true, first edition copies are uncommon, especially signed by the author! Signed presentation from Minnich on the title page: "Cordially your cousin, Michael Reed Minnich." Also with "To Ralph Althouse Goodson, From Sabrina Lafey Althouse" on a front blank page. Very Good (lacks the front endpaper). Scarce!!! $750.00.

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        Garden Cities in Theory and Practice

      London and Derby: Bemrose and Sons Ltd., , 1905. Being an Amplification of a Paper on the Potentialities of Applied Science in a Garden City. Read before Section F of the British Association. 2 volumes, octavo. Bound for George Allen & Co. in green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front boards lettered and triple-ruled in black. With 12 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear of vol. II. Extensively illustrated with numerous black and white plates and illustrations to the text, some folding; according to the front board there are 350 illustrations in total. With 12 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear of vol. II. Spines rolled and ends bumped, extremities rubbed, endpapers lightly tanned, hinges gently cracked but holding, overall a very good set. First edition, first impression, of the British engineer's greatest work on city planning, "the authoritative source on garden cities" (Ward, p. 70), here in the remainder binding of George Allen & Co. who presumably took over the unsold sheets from Bemrose and Sons. It includes both a survey of the history of the garden city model and an encyclopaedic appraisal of its practicalities, drawing on British examples as well as schemes in France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States. Despite his substantial contribution to the field, Alfred Richard Sennett remains relatively unknown in comparison to his colleagues Ebenezer Howard and Raymond Unwin; he is not mentioned in the standard books on the histories of planning and garden cities. Trained in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, Sennett was a Member of the Advisory Committee on Road Improvements and of the Research Committee on Road Traction.

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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.

      London and Derby: Bemrose and Sons Ltd., 1905 - 2 volumes, octavo. Bound for George Allen & Co. in green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front boards lettered and triple-ruled in black. With 12 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear of vol. II. Spines rolled and ends bumped, extremities rubbed, endpapers lightly tanned, hinges gently cracked but holding, overall a very good set. Extensively illustrated with numerous black and white plates and illustrations to the text, some folding; according to the front board there are 350 illustrations in total. With 12 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear of vol. II. First edition, first impression, of the British engineer's greatest work on city planning, "the authoritative source on garden cities" (Ward, p. 70), here in the remainder binding of George Allen & Co. who presumably took over the unsold sheets from Bemrose and Sons. It includes both a survey of the history of the garden city model and an encyclopaedic appraisal of its practicalities, drawing on British examples as well as schemes in France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States. Despite his substantial contribution to the field, Alfred Richard Sennett remains relatively unknown in comparison to his colleagues Ebenezer Howard and Raymond Unwin; he is not mentioned in the standard books on the histories of planning and garden cities. Trained in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, Sennett was a Member of the Advisory Committee on Road Improvements and of the Research Committee on Road Traction. See Stephen Ward, The Garden City: Past, Present and Future. London: Routledge, 2005. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        RAMROD JONES, HUNTER AND PATRIOT. A TALE OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION AGAINST MEXICO [manuscript title].

      [Austin, Tx. 1905]. - [8],258pp. manuscript. Folio. Light soiling, confined primarily to exterior leaves. Some light age toning. With authorial corrections throughout. Very good. In a brown half morocco box. Original draft of the novel, written when Clint Brown was an undergraduate at the University of Texas. Brown's conceit is that he has uncovered a manuscript written by Robert Blalock, a firsthand account by a young man who joins the Texas Revolution under the protection of an experienced backwoodsman, Ramrod Jones. It was published in 1905 by the Saalfield Publishing Co. in New York. This draft differs from the published version in various ways, and includes corrections by the author as well as the main draft. Clinton Giddings Brown went on to become District Attorney of San Antonio (1911- 13) and then mayor of San Antonio (1913-16). He continued to practice law until he retired, and published a book about his law cases entitled YOU MAY TAKE THE WITNESS (1955). OCLC lists only fifteen copies of the printed version of the present work. OCLC 2619662 (ref). SMITH B1066.

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