viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1905

        The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

      London Frederick Warne and Co 1905 - First Edition, first or second printing with date on title and "How Keld" on p.20,16mo., colour frontispiece, plain title vignette and 26 colour plates, pictorial endpapers, publisher's green boards with mounted colour illustration, spine sunned, minor bumping to spine ends and corners, but a sharp and excellent copy overall. In creating Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Potter used the dual inspiration of her own pet hedgehog of the same name and a Scottish washerwoman named Kitty MacDonald with whom she was acquainted. Potter's description of Kitty MacDonald in her journal indicates how closely the character appears to have been modelled on her: "Kitty is eighty-three but waken and, delightfully merry. She is a comical, round little woman, as brown as a berry and wears a multitude of petticoats and a white mutch." Sadly, shortly after the publication of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, the author's pet hedgehog began to sicken and was laid to rest in the garden of the Potter family home in Kensington. Quinby 8; Linder, p. 205. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 1.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Compleat Angler

      Chiswick: Caradoc Press. 5th Edition or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Beautiful limited edition of The Compleat Angler by the Caradoc Press, one of only 350 copies (out of a total edition of 364); exquisitely bound by Kelliegram. Printed in red and black. Frontispiece portrait of Walton, initials, and illustrations designed and engraved by H. G. Webb. 

Chiswick, Caradoc Press, 1905. Octavo, olive morocco stamped with gilt design of a water lily and fish swirling around the title on front cover, repeating fish motif along spine, and gilt turn-ins, by Kelliegram, rear board with fading, joints slightly rubbed. A superb edition in outstanding Kelliegram binding.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
 2.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN : Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion

      Edinburgh: John Grant. 1905. Winchester Edition. Hardcover. 10-Volume set. All volumes Very Good+ with edge wear. Pages lightly toned throughout. Gilt to spine robust. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
 3.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Praeludien / Präludien [1905]

      Widmung auf Vorsatz. Mit 3 Illustrationen von Georges Ritleng.

      [Bookseller: Zlatko]
 4.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        MEYERS Großes Konversations-Lexikon Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens

      Lpz. u. Wien, Bibliogr. Inst. 1905-13.. 6. gänzl. umgearb. u. verm. Aufl. Neuer Abdruck. Bde. 1-24 (inkl. Ergänzungen/Nachträge und 3 Jahressupplementbde.). 4°. Mit zahlr. Textabb., 1522 Taf. (darunter 180 Farbtaf., zumeist Chromolith.), 343 Kartenbeilagen sowie 160 Textbeilagen im Hauptwerk (Bde. 1-20). Schwarze OHLdr.-Bde. m. dekor. Rückengoldpräg. Seemann 430 - Sogen. Jugendstilausgabe in der Einbandgestaltung v. Otto Eckmann. Mit mehr als 150.000 Artikeln. Bd. 24 (Jahres-Suppl. 1911/12) etw. abweichend gebunden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 5.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        THE GREAT PLATEAU BEING AN ACCOUNT OF EXPLORATION IN CENTRALTIBET, 1903, AND OF

      London 1905, Arnold. 3/4 Brown leather over red cloth, 59 bw photos, 319p, 2 color folding maps, 14 x 22 cm., very good copy, map folds mended, else soild copy. FIRST EDITION This volume contains details of two expeditions into Tibet. In 1903 the author explored Central Tibet & then in 1904 he explored & surveyed from Lhasa to Simla as a detachment of Younghusband's Tibet mission in 1904. The book was also dedicated to Younghusband. * This fascinating primary resource covers the author's travels in Zanskar, Lahaul, Baltistan, Ladakh and the Changchenmo valley. The author obtained permission to travel to and explore the western and central-most areas of Tibet. Basically from Leh in his 1903 journey, when he surveyed and mapped areas hitherto unexplored. In the autumn of 1903, he was attached to the Younghusband mission in Peshawar, lather they crossed in to Tibet during a December trek and reached Lhasa by August 1904. * Rawling joined the Younghusband mission which brought a treaty which agreed for trade between Tibet and the United Kingdoms, it was signed in Gyantse. Thus the "Opening of Tibet" was officially established. * Since the region was barely known in the west, Rawling was appointed to head a secondary expedition to explore Garkok, Gyantse ant that region of Tibet. * Bailey was appointed the interpreter, while Rawlings led the expedition. The second part of the book covers the journey up the Bramaputra valley. * The expedition also viewed Mt. Everest and reported on this stunning giant of all mountains. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yakushi R48 * .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
 6.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        [Doves Press- Association Copy, John Hornby] Paradise Regain'd

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1905. First edition thus. Small 4to. Original full vellum over card boards, gilt lettering on spine. Doves type printed in black and red and Greek type designed by Selwyn Image. Inscribed and signed by Charles Harold St. John Hornby, founder of the Ashendene Press as a wedding gift to Sir John Fischer Williams on July 29th, 1911. Williams became a well-known international lawyer who was the British Legal Representative on the Reparation Commission under the Treaty of Versailles. The two may have met at Oxford or when Hornby was appointed High Sheriff of the County of London while Williams was practicing law. A further gift inscription to a relative of Williams is written below Hornby''s. A nice association copy by one master of english modern press gifting a volume created by another. Bookplate of J. F. Williams on pastedown. One of 300 unnumbered copies. Vellum with usual natural discoloration, small red mark on front cover; portion of dampstaining to outer margin of final 11 leaves, else clean and bright.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
 7.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        THE GOLDEN POOL A Story of a Forgotten Mine

      1905. 1st edition. hb. 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. .

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Little Boy Lost

      London: Duckworth & Co.,, 1905. Octavo. Original tan linen, pictorial decoration and titles to upper board in green, black and gold, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. Illustrated by A.D. McCormick. Some minor browning to the endpapers, covers a little dusty, spine very slightly tanned. A very nice copy indeed. First edition. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Frances Hooper from her friend W. H. Hudson / Oct 18 1905". Presentation copies of the first printing of Hudson's book written for children are scarce. The only other one of which are aware is the Bradley Martin copy inscribed to Joseph Conrad's son Borys.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 9.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        History of Homoeopathy and Its Institutions in America, 3 vols. (Vol. I, Vol. II, & Vol. III); Their Founders, Benefactors, Faculties, Officers, Hospitals, Alumni, Etc., with a Record of Achievement of Its Representatives in the World of Medicine

      New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905. First printing. Hardcover. Good. Three volumes. First edition, 1905. Leather-backed marbled boards, gilt top edges, marbled endpapers, 425 + 435 + 401 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Fair to Good volumes, age-toning or soiling to some pages and page-edges, wear to the edges of the covers including some loss, loss to the spine-head of the first volume. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
 10.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Die Sklavenkarawane

      Stuttgart, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1905., Karl May, Die Sklavenkarawane, mit 16 Tondruckbildern vierte Auflage, hrsg. Stuttgart, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, o.J. (1905), 3 Bl., 496 S, 2 Bl., Farb. illustr. Olwd (Etw. berieb. u. best. kl. gekl. Einrisse an den Gelenken, Hdeckel leicht fl.), Plaul 249.4., DB 18, Vorder-Innengelenk m.kl. kol.Papierstr. verstärkt, N. a. Vort.; 8°, sehr schöner Zustand dieser raren u. gesuchten Ausgabe! 8° Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Alte Bücherwelt Antiquariat]
 11.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        LIBRE DE SANTA MARIA

      J. Oliva., Vilanova i la Geltrú. 1905 - XIV págs + 157 págs. Perfecto ejemplar. Letra gótica. Edición numerada (ejemplar nº 134). Papel hilo, cortes dorados, preciosa encuadernación en pleno marroquin azul con supralibris central. nervios, estilo jansenista, sobria por fuera y con grandes ruedas en el interior. Corte superior dorado. Ex-libris del anterior propietario. Gran ejemplar. Conserva las cubiertas originales. Impecable ímpresión de la Societat Catalana de Bibliòfils, con una introducción de J. Pijoan, que se cuidó de la publicación del texto. Pleno marroquin azul con supralibris central. ( Más en descripción )

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA LUCES DE BOHEMIA]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      M. Maurice Delestre, Paris 1905 - 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 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, IOBA]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        L'œuvre de John S. Sargent

      Hachette, Paris, 1905. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good 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. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Rarities etc.]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. First edition. Forty photogravure plates, illustrations to text. 2 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco, covers tooled in gilt to panel design, spine with raised bands, lettered in two compartments, the rest richly gilt, silk doublures and endsheets,all edges gilt and gauffered, fore-edge of each volume with three miniature watercolors after paintings by Turner, Hunt and Martin, by Fazakerley of Liverpool. Fine, in a custom red morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. Forty photogravure plates, illustrations to text. 2 vols. 8vo. A stunning Fazakerley binding in absolutely fine condition, each fore-edge decorated with three brilliantly executed miniature watercolors of the following works: (vol. I) Rome, after J.M.W. Turner; The Lady of Shallott, after William Holman Hunt; Venice, after Turner (vol II) Lake Geneva, after Turner; Isabella and the Pot of Basil, after Hunt; The Flight into Egypt, after John Martin.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 15.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        La Vie au Grand Air: Revue Illustrée de Tous les Sports Year I, no 1 (n d , April 1898) through Year X, no 484 (28 December, 1907)

      The first ten years, housed in 15 volumes (lacking 1905 volume I and 1907 volume I), of the French illustrated sports and leisure journal, under the editorial direction of Pierre Lafitte, composed primarily of photomontages and photo essays with captions and other small amounts of text, with occasional drawings and cartoons, on a wide range of sports and leisure activities, including automobiles, tennis, soccer, swimming, sailing, rowing, fencing, boxing, cycling, ballooning, and horseback riding, most issues with beautifully photographed covers, each issue also containing a page or so of advertisements. Profusely illustrated. Sm. folio. 3/4 leather with marbled boards, original self-wrpps. bound in. Some volumes with minor soiling and bumping along spines, one with losses to back cover. Paris (Pierre Lafitte & Co.) 1898-1907. La Vie au Grand Air was published weekly from April 1898 through April 15, 1922, with an interruption in publication during the war years, from August 2, 1914 to June 15, 1916. Under Lafitte's artistic direction, the journal was groundbreaking in its use of photography and imaginative and illustrative photographic layouts. In the December 24, 1903 issue, the question of who will win a wrestling competition is addressed with the photographs of eight contenders laid out in a question mark on the page. In a February 1904 issue, a photographic essay on motorboats is illustrated with photographs cropped to the shapes of propeller blades. These types of layouts were not yet widely used at the turn of the century. Scarce institutionally.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
 16.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        EDENINDIA: A TALE OF ADVENTURE

      New York: G. W. Dillingham Company Publishers, [1905].. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8 [9] 10-317 [318-320: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original decorated gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown and black. First edition. "Science fiction lost race adventure novel in which an inventor in an airship discovers an advanced Arctic civilization descended from some 17th century English explorers." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 22. "A wind-swept airship transports the hero to the unknown kingdom of "Edenindia", located on an island somewhere in the Canadian Arctic. The Edenindians have a utopian culture with curious customs, and know nothing of the rest of the world." - Teitler catalogue 45. "Eutopia based on a model of health stressing moderation. Few laws, no lawyers. Arbitration to settle disputes." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 133-4. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 72. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 019. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 182. The Stuart Teitler Collection of Lost Race Fiction, p. 7. Teitler 54. Bleiler (1978), p. 10. Not in Reginald. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 A-303. Inner rear hinge neatly repaired, a nearly fine copy. (151918)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Memoirs of The Martyr King

      48-9), 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An historical and biographical work on Charles the First. Scarce to be with original slipcase. Limited edition, number 393 of 400 copies published. Signed by the author below the limited edition number. From the antiquarian library of Christopher Rowe. Christopher Rowe was a schoolmaster in Norwich and then in Bristol. Throughout his career he inspired many to love literature, history and music. He was a specialist on 17th century printer and bookseller, Humphrey Moseley and began his, unfortunately unfinished, PhD dissertation on him. Illustrated, with a colour frontispiece of Charles I and numerous further plates of relics, portraits and ancient buildings. Collated, complete. With a note loosely inserted 'Mr Lane has pleasure in sending the accompanying volume to the Editor for review. He begs that no notice of the book may appear before the 25th Nov and that a copy of the issue containing a review of it may be sent to him. The price of this book is 5. 5/- net. ' This work is on the closing years of the reign of Charles the First. It follows the King's movements from April 27th 1646 to his final scene at Whitehall. Shea has created this work and his knowledge from editing the memoirs of those closely associated with the King. Parts of these memoirs are in part 2 of this book. Condition: In a full calf binding with ornate gilt amping to boards. Held in a cloth covered slipcase with marbled paper sides bearing the same design as the book. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Small loss to the head of spine at front joint as well as the head and tail of rear joint. Slipcase is sound with slight bumping to the extremities and a small loss to the the spine. Cloth is loosening at the bottom of opening to slipcase. Paper covered sides are slightly rubbed with some minor chipping. The crest design to the front board of slipcase is on marbled paper. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, Christopher Rowe. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in places. Pages are bright. The odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOODwith a GOOD slipcase..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Unter Mitwerkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen herausgegeben von Otto Nordenskjöld. Leiter der Expedition.

      Stockholm, N. Nordenskjöld, 1905-1920. 59 parts in 8 volumes {numbered I-II, III-1, III-2, IV-1, IV-2, V-VI]. 4to (26.2 x 20.5 cm). Text with over 300 plates, many being lithographed and several in full colour; 19 maps (many folded). Later uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with red label with gilt title.l Very rare in a complete state. These are the results of one of the major Antarctic Expeditions, divided in Geographie, Meteorologie, Geologie, Palaeontologie, Botanik, but mainly zoological. The Cat. BM(NH) quotes only 21 parts. Conrad: "The scientific results of this expedition were greater than those of any other preceding expedition. There were major advances in all areas of Antarctic knowledge, aided by Larsen and the scientists hanging on to their scientific collections with extraordinary tenacity throughout their adventures. This is one of the expeditions that has made plausible Antarctic fiction so problematic: a novelist would blush to rely on so many serendipitous encounters to reunite and rescue the party". Chief results of this expedition were the discovery of varied marine life in (near) freezing waters, and the discovery of fossils indicatng that Antarctica once had a much warmer climate. The work includes contributions by many eminent scientists. In the zoology and palaeontology sections the Mollusca are well-represented, for instance with Strebel's (1908) work on the marine gastropods from the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic coastal regions. Lacks titles to volume 4, the geology and palaeontology section (the original front wrappers are bound in instead), internal corner of a few volumes bumped, otherwise a very good, complete set. Cat. BM(NH) 3, p. 1444; Conrad, Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration pp. 98-100. Not in Nissen, ZBI.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. First edition. Forty photogravure plates, illustrations to text. 2 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco, covers tooled in gilt to panel design, spine with raised bands, lettered in two compartments, the rest richly gilt, silk doublures and endsheets,all edges gilt and gauffered, fore-edge of each volume with three miniature watercolors after paintings by Turner, Hunt and Martin, by Fazakerley of Liverpool. Fine, in a custom red morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. Forty photogravure plates, illustrations to text. 2 vols. 8vo. A stunning Fazakerley binding in absolutely fine condition, each fore-edge decorated with three brilliantly executed miniature watercolors of the following works: (vol. I) Rome, after J.M.W. Turner; The Lady of Shallott, after William Holman Hunt; Venice, after Turner (vol II) Lake Geneva, after Turner; Isabella and the Pot of Basil, after Hunt; The Flight into Egypt, after John Martin.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS]
 21.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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]

      Choudens [PN A.C. 13,315], Paris 1905 - 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. 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
 22.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The rise of historical criticism

      privately printed [at the Sherwood Press], Hartford 1905 - First edition ltd to 225 numbered copies, 8vo, pp. 45, [3]; orig. green cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper label on spine; very slightly rubbed, else a fine copy. A scarce Wilde title, written as for the Chancellor's English Essay Prize while at Oxford in 1879. See Mason 434 for a convoluted account of the manuscript, part of which was separately sold in America and then later restored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
 23.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Hana fukusa.

      - Kyoto, Geisodo, Meiji 38 [1905]. Folio (30.8 x 21.1 cm). Limp boards with handwritten title. Three pages with text and 46 with colourful pochoir illustrations.l This work contains designs and illustrations based on Indonesian art, including batik, which in the 18th century had been introduced in Japan by the Dutch and had a distinct influence on Japanese art, in particular on textile design. With an introduction by the Kyoto painter Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924). Yamada Naosaburo was the printer and editor. This is one of two volumes. A vague dampstain to the lower front board. Internally a very good, clean copy. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 24.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Works;

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press,, 1905. Complete with exceptions specified in the preface. Translated by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler. In four volumes. 4 volumes, octavo (173 x 118 mm). Near-contemporary vellum-backed pink cloth, titles to red morocco labels to spines gilt, floral decoration to spines gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, pink silk page markers. Housed in a custom pink cloth slipcase. Sidney Sussex College prize copy with bookplate dated 1915 to front pastedown of vol. 1. Slight wear to extremities, page markers loose in vols. 1, 2 and 4; an excellent set. First edition thus, first impression. This translation is the first work that the Fowler brothers completed together and was published as part of the Oxford Library of Translations. "Lucian's work falls into three main categories: rhetorical essays and speeches, sophistic and philosophical problems, and satirical sketches ... in keeping with the spirit of the age, all passages of doubtful decency have been removed" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Unter Mitwerkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen herausgegeben von Otto Nordenskjöld. Leiter der Expedition.

      - Stockholm, N. Nordenskjöld, 1905-1920. 59 parts in 8 volumes {numbered I-II, III-1, III-2, IV-1, IV-2, V-VI]. 4to (26.2 x 20.5 cm). Text with over 300 plates, many being lithographed and several in full colour; 19 maps (many folded). Later uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with red label with gilt title.l Very rare in a complete state. These are the results of one of the major Antarctic Expeditions, divided in Geographie, Meteorologie, Geologie, Palaeontologie, Botanik, but mainly zoological. The Cat. BM(NH) quotes only 21 parts. Conrad: "The scientific results of this expedition were greater than those of any other preceding expedition. There were major advances in all areas of Antarctic knowledge, aided by Larsen and the scientists hanging on to their scientific collections with extraordinary tenacity throughout their adventures. This is one of the expeditions that has made plausible Antarctic fiction so problematic: a novelist would blush to rely on so many serendipitous encounters to reunite and rescue the party". Chief results of this expedition were the discovery of varied marine life in (near) freezing waters, and the discovery of fossils indicatng that Antarctica once had a much warmer climate. The work includes contributions by many eminent scientists. In the zoology and palaeontology sections the Mollusca are well-represented, for instance with Strebel's (1908) work on the marine gastropods from the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic coastal regions. Lacks titles to volume 4, the geology and palaeontology section (the original front wrappers are bound in instead), internal corner of a few volumes bumped, otherwise a very good, complete set. Cat. BM(NH) 3, p. 1444; Conrad, Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration pp. 98-100. Not in Nissen, ZBI. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 26.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Schweizerisches Künstler-Lexikon.

      Verlag von Huber & Co., Frauenfeld. 1905/17. - 4°. OHld. 4 Bände, Bd. 1 A-G 648 S., Bd. 2 H-R 711 S., Bd. 3 S-Z 584 S., Bd. 4 Supplementband A-Z 712 S.; schönes Expl. dieses Standardwerkes

      [Bookseller: Kunstkiosk im Helmhaus]
 27.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Bookman, Christmas numbers

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1905. An incomplete but substantial run of the special Christmas numbers of The Bookman, 1905-34, 22 numbers in all (lacking those for 1908, 1910, 1921-27, and 1930; all in original pictorial wrappers or original limp buckram, all with numerous inserts and illustrations by many of the famous illustrators of the day, many mounted, many in color, and most, but not all, with the extra inserted portfolios, viz: 1905 with the extra portfolio laid in containing reproductions of paintings of Janes Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and George Eliot; 1906 lacking the portfolio of Rackham (as often), and with the frontispiece portrait of George Meredith torn and repaired on verso; 1907 lacking the portfolio of Edmund Dulac; 1909 lacking the portfolio of W. Heath Robinson; 1911 lacking the portfolio by Hugh Thomson; 1912 with the extra portfolio containing 4 color plates by Edmund Dulac, illustrating scenes from Poe's Poems; 1913 with 2 extra portfolios containing 3 plates by Hugh Thomson and 2 by Kay Nielsen; 1914 with the extra portfolio containing with plates by Dulac, Kay Nielsen, and Hugh Thompson, one mounted illustration in the text by Appleton is wanting; 1915 with the extra portfolio containing 3 plates by Bernard Partridge; 1916 with the extra portfolio containing 3 plates by Dulac; 1917 with the extra portfolio containing 3 plates by Eleanor Fortesque Brickdale illustrating Old English Songs and Ballads; 1918 with the extra portfolio containing 3 plates by Dulac illustrating Hawthorne's Tanglewood Tales; 1919 with the extra portfolio containing 1(of ?) plates by Eleanor Fortesque Brickdale illustrating the Golden Book of Famous Women; 1920 with the extra portfolio containing 3 plates by Jessie Wilcox Smith illustrating Kingsley The Water Babies; 1927 with the extra portfolio containing 6 portraits in color by Spy, Junr.; 1928 with the extra portfolio containing a portrait of Galsworthy with scenes illustrating The Forsyte Saga by A. C. Michael; 1929 with the extra portfolio containing 3 plates by Dulac illustrating Poe's Poems; 1931 with the extra portfolio containing 6 plates by John Morton Sale illustrating Bennett's The Old Wive's Tales; 1932 with the extra portfolio containing 4 plates by Jospeh Simpson illustrating Priestley's Angel Pavement; spine tape-repaired; 1933 with the extra portfolio containing 5 plates by J. Morton-Sale; 1934 with the extra portfolio containing 6 plates by Frank Brangwyn. Among the contributors are Alice Meynell, Richard Curle, Holbrook Jackson, W. H. Hudson, Frank A. Mumby, John Freeman, Lewis Melville, George Saintsbury, Augustine Birrell, Alfred Noyes, Richard Le Gallienne, C. P. Snow, Hugh Walpole, James Hilton, T. F. Powys, A. J. Cronin, and many others. The overall condition is good to very good; all issues appear to be complete except as noted, but we have not collated them. Contained in 6 new gray linen clamshell boxes, leather labels on spine.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Big Game Shooting

      Country Life, London 1905 - Two volume anthology on world wide hunting published by Country Life. 301 pp & 356 pp. Profuse ill in both volumes. Part 1: Sporting Rifles, Part 2: European Big Game, Part 3: American Big Game, Part 4 African Big Game and Part 5 Asiatic Big Game. Selections from a who's who of noted hunters and glamour game from the turn of the last century. One of the better anthologies. Lots of great reading. Better than vg+, a nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[8] 403 [5]. With 16 illustrated plates by Sidney Paget. In publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board. Slight reading lean; some spotting to edges, lightly to text. Some faint marks to cloth with some wear to spine. Good overall. The murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair brings Sherlock Holmes back to life, commencing a search for the second most dangerous man in London. The 'Return' is a collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 30.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Clara BOW original Autogramm auf Fotopostkarte original autograph on picture postcard

      tadelloser Zustand - mint conditionLifelong authenticity guarantee! Lebenslange Echtheitsgarantie!Clara Gordon Bow (* 29. Juli 1905 in Brooklyn ? 27. September 1965 in Los Angeles) war eine US-amerikanische Schauspielerin, die in den späten Stummfilmtagen zu Ruhm kam. Sie gilt als das erste It Girl. Ihren ersten Film drehte sie im Alter von siebzehn Jahren. 1924 wurde sie unter die WAMPAS Baby Stars des Jahres gewählt. Ihren Durchbruch zum Star hatte sie 1925 mit den Filmen The Plastic Age und Dancing Mothers, der sie neben Alice Joyce zeigte.In ihren weiteren Filmen entwickelte ihr Studio, die Paramount, sie zu einem der bekanntesten Flapper der Zeit. In der Popularität konnte sie zeitweise mit Colleen Moore - die 1923 in dem Film Flaming Youth eine Frisur mit Namen Bubikopf und das Image des Flappers überhaupt bekannt gemacht hatte - und Joan Crawford konkurrieren.Vor allem die Besetzung mit der Hauptrolle in dem Film It aus dem Jahre 1927 führte dazu, dass man bis heute in den USA bei einer attraktiven Frau von einem It-Girl spricht. Es war die Verfilmung eines Romans der damals ungeheuer populären Schriftstellerin Elinor Glyn. Eine landesweite Publicityschlacht wurde von Paramount geschlagen, um genau die Schauspielerin zu finden, die It habe, das gewisse Etwas sozusagen. Miss Glyn persönlich wählte Clara Bow aus und deren Karriere schoss in ungeahnte Höhen. Die Presse berichtete zu der Zeit auch intensiv über Claras Liebesleben, das man durchaus als 'turbulent' bezeichnen konnte. Sie hatte teilweise gleichzeitig Affären u.a. mit Persönlichkeiten wie Bela Lugosi, Gary Cooper, Victor Fleming oder John Gilbert.Neben den üblichen Romanzen spielte Bow gelegentlich auch in anspruchsvollen Filmen mit, so 1927 in dem Film Wings. Er gewann den ersten Oscar als bester Film. Die Schauspielerin war zu diesem Zeitpunkt der größte weibliche Star der Paramount Studios.Mit Beginn der Tonfilmära begann sich der Publikumsgeschmack zu wandeln und das Image von Bow als Flapper und It-Girl war bald passé. Mit Nancy Carroll, Marlene Dietrich, Ruth Chatterton, Kay Francis und Frances Dee standen dem Studio mittlerweile andere weibliche Stars zur Verfügung. Ihr bisheriger Förderer B. P. Schulberg fand in der jungen Schauspielerin Sylvia Sidney einen Ersatz für Bow, deren Gewichtsprobleme zusätzlich ihr vorheriges Image als Sexsymbol konterkarierten. Sie verlor die weibliche Hauptrolle in City Streets an Sidney und verließ das Studio nach einem heftigen Streit.Nachdem auch noch ein Gerichtsskandal um ihre ehemalige Privatsekretärin hochkochte, war Bow in den Augen der meisten Leute ein Ex-Star. Dank des Melodrams Call Her Savage konnte sie 1932 jedoch ein Comeback bei den alten Fox-Studios starten. MGM wollte sie bereits für die Filmkomödie Feuerkopf einsetzen, doch mentale Probleme verhinderten den Einsatz. Die Rolle ging an Jean Harlow, die einige Jahre vorher eine kleine Rolle in dem Clara-Bow-Film The Saturday Night Kid gespielt hatte. Im nächsten Jahr lieferte Jean Harlow in dem Film Bombshell eine Parodie auf einige Aspekte aus Bows Privatleben ab.Bow drehte einen letzten Film und zog sich 1933 ins Privatleben auf eine Ranch in Nevada zurück, wo sie mit Rex Bell lebte, den sie 1931 geheiratet hatte. Dort bekam sie zwei Kinder, unternahm aber auch einen Selbstmordversuch.[1] 1949 wurde bei ihr Schizophrenie diagnostiziert, an der sie bis zu ihrem Tod durch Herzversagen 1965 litt.(Quelle: Wikipedia) Lager 1

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Arzt - Der Buecherdoktor]
 31.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        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.l 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 32.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Ernst Heilemann: Der Flirt (Originalzeichnung)

      1905 - Aquarell, Tusche und Deckweiß auf Karton. 43 x 31 cm. Mittig unten signiert. BIOGRAFIE: Ernst Heilemann (1870 Berlin - 1936 Kitchener (Kanada)) Nach ein paar Semestern an der Berliner Hochschule der Bildenden Künste verlässt Ernst Heilemann die preußische Kunstmetropole, um sich auf Reisen nach Italien, Frankreich, Großbritannien und den USA autodidaktisch weiterzubilden. Zurück in Berlin macht sich der junge Künstler innerhalb kurzer Zeit mit Darstellungen aus dem mondänen Gesellschaftsleben sowie als Porträtmaler einen Namen. Diesen festigt er durch regelmäßige Teilnahme an den Großen Berliner Kunstausstellungen sowie durch Einzelausstellungen in der Berliner Galerie Eduard Schulte (1902 und 1912) und im Berliner Künstlerhaus (1918). In der Weimarer Republik wendet sich Heilemann der Neuen Sachlichkeit zu. Zwischen 1898 und 1912 ist Heilemann mit knapp 200 Beiträgen in der Münchner Satirezeitschrift Simplicissimus vertreten. Fast immer handelt es sich um Szenen aus dem großbürgerlich-aristokratischen Milieu, dessen scheinbar sorgloses Dasein und zahlreiche Vergnügungen er mit schwungvollem Strich festhält. Sowohl hinsichtlich der Motive als auch des Zeichenstils orientiert sich Heilemann an den Werken des Simplicissimus-Mitarbeiters Eduard Thöny, mit dem er befreundet ist. Im Gegensatz zu Thöny fehlt bei Heilemann jedoch das karikierende Element, eher sind seine Beiträge von einem eleganten Illustrationsstil geprägt. Das wiederum verbindet ihn mit Ferdinand von Reznicek. Er ist am Simplicissimus für eben jenes Genre zuständig, das Heilemann nicht weniger brillant beherrscht und nach dessen Tod 1909 übernimmt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kunkel Fine Art]
 33.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Albert Edgar YERSIN (1905-1984) 5 lettres manuscrites dessins à l'encre

      - Albert Edgar YERSIN (1905-1984) 5 lettres manuscrites dessins à l'encre

      [Bookseller: GEOFFRIAULT]
 34.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Une femme m'apparut

      New edition partly original as completely redesigned. Binding to bradel half purple morocco, smooth spine, date tail tucked cover boards and spine preserved, gilded head, binding signed Laurenchet. Precious autograph signed Renee (Vivien) his girlfriend (Jeanne Belluno) "With all my heart to you." Copy desirable, elegantly prepared. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1905 13x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 35.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        [Loggers Posing with Fallen Redwoods]

      Arcata, CA: A. W. Ericson, [ca. 1905]. Photograph Photograph. Very Good. 9 by 7 inches. Mount larger. Image shows three sections of what was probably the same old growth redwood tree, lying in a pile of slash. Men posing with tools are dwarfed by the logs. Mount captioned 'Scene in the California Redwoods, Humboldt County' on the mount. Minor wear to edges, some rippling to mount; generally a nice example. A medium contrast print.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Novels of the Sisters Brontë.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.; E. P. Dutton & Co., New York,, 1905. In ten volumes. 10 volumes, octavo (180 x 115 mm). Contemporary green half calf, green cloth sides, titles to spines gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, marbled green endpapers. Title pages printed in green and brown, colour frontispieces, most with tissue-guards, 50 colour plates, and a facsimile of the author's signatures to vol. 1 of Jane Eyre. Spines toned, light foxing to edges, a couple of faint scratches to boards; an excellent set. First Dulac edition. "Dulac's flair for book illustration brought him an early commission from the publishers J. M. Dent for illustrations to the Brontë novels, for which he supplied sixty watercolours" (ODNB). An uncommon set, with only three complete sets traced at auction.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Novels of the Sisters Brontë. In ten volumes.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.; E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1905 - 10 volumes, octavo (180 x 115 mm). Contemporary green half calf, green cloth sides, titles to spines gilt in compartments, top edge gilt, marbled green endpapers. Spines toned, light foxing to edges, a couple of faint scratches to boards; an excellent set. Title pages printed in green and brown, colour frontispieces, most with tissue-guards, 50 colour plates, and a facsimile of the author's signatures to vol. 1 of Jane Eyre. First Dulac edition. "Dulac's flair for book illustration brought him an early commission from the publishers J. M. Dent for illustrations to the Brontë novels, for which he supplied sixty watercolours" (ODNB). An uncommon set, with only three complete sets traced at auction. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 38.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        THE OLD CANTONMENT WITH OTHER STORIES OF INDIA AND ELSEWHERE

      London: Methuen & Co., [1905].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-294 [295: printer's imprint] [296: blank] + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated March 1905 inserted at rear, original burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Collects seventeen stories, four of them with supernatural content: "The Little Brass God," "The Door Ajar," "Who Knew the Truth?" and "La Carcassonne." The only daughter of an Irish clergyman, Croker married an Irish soldier and spent a good deal of time in Burma and Bengal. She became a very successful writer of fiction, getting as much as GBP 1,600 for a long novel. On her husband's retirement in 1892, they returned to Ireland. "Croker's novels are witty and fast-moving." - Kemp, Mitchell and Trotter, Edwardian Fiction, p. 83. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 162. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992) or Day, Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Slight spine lean, scattered light foxing, mostly to first few leaves, a bright, nearly fine copy. A scarce book. (#147762)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
 39.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        The Return Of Sherlock Holmes

      George Newnes,, London 1905 - b/w; VG+, 8vo, original gilt-lettered blue cloth; light edge wear. With 16 plates. Four pages advertisements at back. Light dampstain affecting the very top blank margins of 3 plates, but internally generally clean. A tight, attractive, generally bright copy. Gilt on boards and spine bright. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.