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        Rhopalocera Palaearctica. Papilionindae et Pieridae (Texte + Atlas)

      Privately published 1905-1911, Florence - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PEMBERLEY NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS BA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Arzt - Der Bücherdoktor]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Catron Grant Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Barner Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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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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        THE TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY

      F. Warne & Co 1905 - Early edition, Mrs Tiggy-winkle appears on the endpapers covering up her book's title. 12mo. Tan paper covered boards with dark green lettering and pictorial onlay to upper cover. A near fine book in a chipped glassine dustwrapper, which has split down the spine. Pictorial endpapers and 26 colour plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Naturgeschichte der Vögel Mitteleuropas. Neu bearbeitet. Hrsg. von C.R. Hennicke. Bde. I-IV (Bd. III als Dublette) u. XII sowie 2 Tafelmappen aus den Bdn. VI u. XI, zus. 6 Bde. der Reihe. Gera-Untermhaus, Köhler, 1897-1905. Zus. mit 284 chromolithogr. Tafeln. Folio. Hlwd.-Bde. (1 Rückengelenk angeplatzt) bzw. Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. sowie 2 Orig.-Umschläge (Einbände teilweise etwas berieben).

      1905 - Vorhanden: Band I: Drosseln. Band II: Grasmücken, Timalien, Meisen und Baumläufer. Band III: Lerchen, Stelzen, Waldsänger und Finkenvögel (doppelt vorhanden). Band IV: Stärlinge, Stare, Pirole, Rabenvögel etc. Band XII: Sturmvögel, Steissfüsse, Seetaucher, Flügeltaucher. Ferner die Tafeln 13-32 des VI. Bandes: Hühnervögel, Reiher, Flamingos und Störche sowie die 32 Tafeln des XI. Bandes: Pelikane, Fregattvögel, Tölpel etc.- Teils leicht stock- oder braunfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Two Years in the Antarctic

      1905 First Edition Edward Arnold Clean boards faded spine with repaired nick at top Front hinge little shaky Page edges browning

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        Sanskrit-Lesebuch. Zur Einführung in die altindische Sprache und Literatur.

      Lesebuchverlag 1905. IX, 650 S. 4to. Bound in private half cloth, copy from an official library with library signs, stamps and signatures, binding rubbed, edges bumped, paper browned, a few pages with tears, some glued, some pages with underlinings, marks and partially notes.Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        THE YELLOW WAVE ..

      London: Ward Lock & Co Limited, 1905.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-317 [318: blank] [319-320: ads], three inserted plates with illustrations by Henry Austin, original decorated yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, red and green. First edition, first issue with author's name misspelled "Sheil" on recto of title leaf. "Mildly futuristic novel of a war between Russia and Japan in which the tragic fate of a pair of lovers causes the combatants to cease hostilities." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 197. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 76-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 179. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), pp. 153-54. Some dust soiling to cloth, stamping on spine panel rubbed, frontispiece tissue guard foxed, some minor scattered foxing to text block, a tight, internally clean, very good copy. A superior copy of a scarce book rarely found in nice condition. (#147266)

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        A hand painted Japanese album with 63 exquisite yuzen dye patterns

      OFFERING: A hand painted Japanese album with 63 exquisite yuzen dye patterns, done with understated restraint in the iki chic style by an uncredited artist, probably a woman, to assist sophisticated patrons at a gofukuya with their autumn kimono purchase. Sixty patterns were done with light colors and ink with the artist employing a variety of blues, browns and greens and three pages are done in sumi. Although album sheets show some wear and soiling, colors are fresh and retain their glow and sheen, for the pigments have been prepared in the traditional painstaking way described in the Mustard Seed Garden and the iwa-enogu mineral pigments used for the top layers of paint hold the light and give the patterns a luminous quality. Twelve pages show pattern variations for the patron to choose from and are of considerable interest. Patterns are generally from Nature and evoke small things and quiet places. Motifs with feather, leaf, acorn, succulents, Chinese cabbage, dragonflies, butterflies, etc. are elegantly handled to show shared and recurring forms. Some landscapes are presented as reproduced from decorative landscapes painted on objects like fans, books, etc. The decorative pattern album isn't dated but some of the patterns can be dated by content and style to post-1905 and the late Meiji period. PAGINATION: The album is bound with 21 sheets of Seichosen Kozo suitable for presentation, a superior grade mulberry bush paper with a natural, warm light yellow color. 41 pages; 39 pages of designs + 2 pages with one column of text, (introductory page, p. 1 and ending page, p. 41). SIZE: 254 x 174 mm. FORMAT: Blind printed, royal yellow wrappers sewn with four-stab holes in the fukuro-toji style. CONDITION: Nearly Good. Pages: some pages with edgewear and humidity cockling, some with soiling, chiefly at the bottom edge, some with minor color bleed, two pages with color rubs, a few rear sheets with ink blots from a later owner with substantial damage to the elegant sumi dragonfly design on p. 37. There is also light-to-slight worming on twenty four pages: pages 1-6 and 20-28 have a small light worm track at the bottom edge: a worm track near the center of the gutter begins as two pinholes on p. 30 and finishes as a light-slight track at p. 20. / Wrappers: Fair, all-around wear with abrasions, blind printed pattern still visible; upper side soiled, two characters faded in handwritten title. / Binding: Good, later repair to one stab-hole. YŪZEN: The rice paste resist dyeing technique, applied to free hand, decorative designs in multiple colors, is credited to fan painter, Miyazaki Yūzen who worked in Kyoto during the Genroku era of the Edo Period. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Sketches of the Battle of Chemulpo ( Russo-Japanese War)

      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 landed shells, providing a step-by-step 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".

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        Kyoka zuan äº è å› æ¡ˆ. Designs of Flowers of the Capital. (SINGLE VOLUME).

      Yamada Unsōdō. Kyoto. Meiji 38. 1905. - ONE VOLUME only of a set of a total of seven volumes published over a period of years, 40 pages of color woodblock prints, Japanese style stab binding with decorative card covers, 9 3/4 x 7 inches. Light wear and soiling to covers, five pages with brief pencil notations in margin, soft crease to lower corner of two pages, overall interior clean and bright. Very good condition. Bold, richly colored designs by Hasegawa Keika for textiles, mostly two to a page. There are designs inspired by the natural world, abstract designs, and most interestingly as Japan was emerging victorious from the Russo-Japanese war, a half page design of soldiers marching. The full set of this series consists of a total of 7 volumes: Regular Edition, vols 1 & 2; Later Edition, vols 1 & 2; Sequel, vols 1, 2 and 3. The series was issued from 1897-1905 (Meiji 30-38), and is considered one of the best sources of Nishijin (Kyoto textile) kimono patterns. Printed by Yamada Naosaburō.

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        COLLECTION H. GIACOMELLI LITHOGRAPHIES, MAI 1905 & TABLEAUX DESSINS, AQUARELLES BRONZES AVRIL, 1905 Two Soft Cover Catalogues Bound Together in a Hard Cover

      Paris: M. Maurice Delestre. Very Good-. 1905. Hardcover. Two soft cover catalogues bound together in a hard cover binding. Catalogue #1: 152pp. Des Lithographies Eaux-Fortes Originales Gravures Sur Bois Fumes, Vignettes, Dessins. Barye, Bodmer, Bonheur (Rosa) , Bonington, Bracquemond, Huhot, Burty, Chauvel, Corot, Daubgny, Daumier, Decamps, Delacroix, Detaille, Dore, Dupre, Feyen-Perren, Foulquier, Gaillard, Gavarni, Gericault, Giacomelli, Huet, Isabey, Ch. Jacque, Jacquemart, P. Lacombe, Lemud, Leys, Marilhat, Millet, Morin, De Nittis, Prud'Hon, Raffet, Rops, Roybet, Vierge, Waltner. Composant l'importante Collection de feu H. Giacomelli, Artiste-Peintre dont la vente aux encheres publiques aura lieu Hotel Des Commissaires-Priseurs, Rue Drouot, No 9 Salle No 7, Du Lundi 8 au Samedi 13, Mai 1905. Commissaire-Priseur Maurice Delestre, Expert Paul. Catalouge #2: Des Tableaux Dessins Et Aquarelles Oeuvres de Bertrand, Higand, Bodmer, Francais, Giacomelli, Jacque, Lacombe, Meissonier, Monnier, Morin, Raffet. Portrait par Mme Vigee Le Burn, Bronze de Barye, Mene & Cain, Faiences, Marbres, Cire Meubles et Objects Divers. Le tout composant la Collection de feu Giacomelli, Artiste-Peintre, dont la vente aux encheres publiques aura lieu. Hotel Des Commissdaires-Priseurs, Rue Drouot, No. 9 du Jeudi 13 au Samedi 15 Avril 1905, a deux heures Commissaire-Priseur Maurice Delestre, Paul Roblin. Clean marbled boards, blue cloth spine has gilt title. Text tight, clean & Intact. Original soft covers are incorporated into the book. Catalogue #2 has b/w illustrations. Scuffing on edges . Endpaper slightly age toned. Internal hinge paper tear with covers firmly attached. Condition VG-. French text. Art; Engraved Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages .

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        Légendes d'Alsace.

      Strasbourg, Revue Alsacienne Illustrée, 1905; in-folio, environ 250 pp., broché. Exemplaire sur un fort papier. Avec un frontispice de Henner, illustrations de Spindler, Schnug, et Sattler. Superbe ouvrage dont l'illustration est fortement influencé par l'art nouveau et avec de superbes ornementations de Schnug. Bel exemplaire.

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        Return of Sherlock Holmes, The

      London: George Newnes, 1905. "'Holmes!' I cried. 'Is it really you? Can it indeed be that you are alive? Is it possible that you succeeded in climbing out of that awful abyss?'"- the Third Collection of Sherlock Holmes Stories DOYLE, A[rthur] Conan. The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1905. First English edition of the third collection of Sherlock Holmes stories (preceded by the first American edition by about one month). Small octavo (7 3/8 x 4 13/16 inches; 187 x 122 mm.). [8], 403, [1, printer's imprint], [4, publisher's advertisements] pp. Sixteen plates (including frontispiece). Small quarter inch tear to fore-margin of pp. 251/251. Some occasional light marginal foxing, otherwise near fine. Publisher's dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Minimal rubbing to corners and extremities. An excellent copy, with the gilt much brighter than is usually seen. Housed in a felt-lined quarter black morocco clamshell case. "The author was persuaded to revive Sherlock Holmes by the generous offers made by the proprietors of the American magazine...Having decided to write a new series, the author took care to preserve the integrity of his fictional character. 'I would not write a Holmes story without a worthy plot, without a problem which interested my own mind, for that is a requisite before you can interest any one else.' The main problem was the plot...The plots did come and thirteen stories were written, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series" (Green and Gibson, pp. 140-141). The thirteen stories are: "The Adventure of the Empty House," "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder," "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," "The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist," "The Adventure of the Priory School," "The Adventure of Black Peter," "The Adventure of Charles August Milverton," "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons," "The Adventure of the Three Students," "The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez," "The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter," "The Adventure of the Abbey Grange," and "The Adventure of the Second Stain." Green and Gibson A29a.

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        Légendes d'Alsace.

      1905 - Strasbourg, Revue Alsacienne Illustrée, 1905; in-folio, environ 250 pp., broché. Exemplaire sur un fort papier. Avec un frontispice de Henner, illustrations de Spindler, Schnug, et Sattler. Superbe ouvrage dont l'illustration est fortement influencé par l'art nouveau et avec de superbes ornementations de Schnug. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'œuvre de John S. Sargent

      Hachette, 1905, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. SARGENT, JOHN SINGER. L'œuvre de John S. Sargent, Paris: Hachette, 1905. Large, heavy folio, Copy No. 88 of an edition of 150, 7-page intro by Mrs. Meynell and 62 gravure plates under tissue, red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front, top edge gilt. Sargent portraits and other paintings of artists, writers, politicians and others. Condition of this book Overall very good, boards worn, scuffed, with minor losses at spine ends. Rear joint starting, gravures fine. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text is in French. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; 1900-1920; French Language; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53435.

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        Sanskrit-Lesebuch. Zur Einführung in die altindische Sprache und Literatur.

      Lesebuchverlag 1905 - IX, 650 S. 0 4to. Bound in private half cloth, copy from an official library with library signs, stamps and signatures, binding rubbed, edges bumped, paper browned, a few pages with tears, some glued, some pages with underlinings, marks and partially notes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Esquisses Decoratives

      Librairie Centrale Des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1905 - 14 pages in text. Folio, 46 x 34 cm. Preface by Gustave Geffroy includes 43 text figures. Sixty black and white or tinted plates, some also colored by pochoir. Geffroy is noted as one of the earliest historians of the Impressionist art movement. He knew and championed Monet, whom he met in 1886. Monet introduced him to Cézanne, who painted his portrait in 1895. Binet's Art Nouveau designs for a variety of applied arts including ceramics, jewelry, wallpaper, furniture. light fixtures, gardens, ironwork and related decorative art subjects. Binet also designed le Magazines du Printemps in Paris, and the grand entrance for the Exposition Universelle in Paris, 1900. His suggestions for new decorative art designs reflect his Empire roots, but with the contemporary influences of Art Nouveau and the emerging Jugenstil. Interior contents clean, title page slightly toned at fore-edge, joint nicks and wear. Orig. illustrated tan boards, cloth spine, lacking cloth ties. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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) Lager 1

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