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        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)

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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

      Bergische Bibelgesellschaft, Elberfeld 1905 - 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 1450 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Italian Villas And Their Gardens

      NY: Century, 1905. First edition, later printing. Orig. green cloth decorated in gilt and colors. Teg. Very good/Near Fine. Parrish, Maxwell. 270 pages. 26 x 18 cm, a total of fifty-two plates all with lettered tissue guards, with twenty-six colored plates drawn by Maxwell Parrish. Balance of illustrations from photographs, and from drawings by Malcolm Fraser and E. Denison. List of Books Mentioned. Architects and Landscape-Gardeners Mentioned. Index. LUDWIG, p.32. "First serialized in "The Century Magazine" and then released in book form it provided an avenue of expression for Parrish's architectural interests, as well as a desire to paint landscapes." Text and plates clean, slight rubing backstrip extremities, front cover gilt bright, overall a crisp, firm copy.

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        ICONOGRAFÍA DE LAS EDICIONES DEL QUIJOTE de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Reproducción en Facsímil de 611 Ediciones con notas bibliográficas tomadas directamente de los respectivos ejemplares (del año 1605 al 1905). Reunido y ordenado por . Precedido por un homenaje a Cervantes por los editores. Prólgo por J. Givanel, génesis del Quijote por Martínez Ruiz (Azorín.)

      Henrich y Cía.,, Barcelona 1905 - 18x26. 3 vols. de lxv + 233pp.; 2h. 234 - 396pp. y 2h. 397 - 611pp. Algunas pocas huellas de óxido, unas faltas en los tejuelos del T. I., lomo del T. III reparado, pero muy buenos ejemplares de esta importante y rara obra. Holandesa pergamino editorial, con tejuelos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: "Round the World 1905-6 Manchuria and S. Africa 1908-9" Military Observer

      1905-1909. Folio. Measuring 11" x 14". Half leather and pebbled black cloth over boards with gilt decorations. Contains 328 albumen photographs measuring between 3" x 4" and 4" x 6", with captions. Album is very good with foxing on the pages, worn edges, and a few images cut out otherwise with near fine photographs.A photo album compiled by Major General Richard Bannatyne Allason on a "round the world" trip spanning 1905 to 1909, from his time as "military observer" in Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese War. The album begins with a photo of a large house with the caption "starting from New Mile Chase, Ascot." Following this Allason entered Canada and crossed the country by train on a C.P.R. Engine and photographed the rail stations, attendants, and conductors. From Canada they boarded the RMS Empress of India. These photos show the passengers of the ship, Captain Beetham (who had become commander in 1905), and his first officer.After the travel photos the album continues with images of the Japanese 1st Army in Kin-Ka-Ko under the leadership of General Kuroki Tamemoto. There are several images of Kuroki with foreign military attaches dating from June, 1905. These photos show the 1st Army in candids and portraits around their barracks and include interiors of the quarters and of the grounds. Of interest are multiple images of Kuroki's Chief of Staff Major General Fujii Shigeta, including one print signed by Fujii, and a photograph of John J. Pershing (Pershing served as the American military attache attached to Kuroki's 1st Army in Manchuria from March to September). Allason also captured images of the local non-military including a "Manchurian family doing weekly washing of both clothes and persons." Another section of photos shows Army transport horses with one captioned, "specimen of Manchurian 'wheelpony' and harness in country cart -- so much used by Japanese army." Allason featured numerous photos of the horses used by the army labeling each one and what they were used for. One group of photos shows local smiths shoeing the horses, which involved tying the horse down and working on him, "the usual method of shoeing horses and mules" according to Allason. He also took portrait photos of various soldiers depicting their gear and uniform and captioning the photo with rank and outpost.Allason also photographed men out in the field displaying their artillery as well as methods of hiding from the enemy. He features photos of the "telegraph section in our riffraff," machine guns, and a cart with a ladder. One photo shows two men behind a haystack and reads, "how mere monts were concealed from view." Another shows a man labeled "a look out" on a hill. The next section documents the Japanese Mountain Battery 12th Division 1st Army. These photos show numerous carts with guns and close ups of boxes of ammunition as well as a column of pack horses and men in "marching order." Many of the gun used were captured by the Japanese including one featured here which reads, "captured Russian Field Gun," and is photographed from every angle with a description of the mechanisms and how it was used. One page is titled, "Japanese artillery in action," and depicts the men loading and firing their field guns. The battery often used pontoon boats to transport their heavy equipment to various locales and these are featured in photos depicting their construction. The boats are seen ferrying with the caption, "used as a raft [it carries] one gun and wagon or 24 men with kits."While traveling Allason documented the cultures of the countries he was visiting. During his Manchurian leg he photographed the "tomb of the Emperor of Manchuria" which featured the "memorial chapel" to Emperor Taiso" from about 1600 A.D. He photographed temples, local homes, and the Imperial Palace. One photo reads, "house in Palace -- shows some weeds in the courtyard and a porcelain roof." He photographed memorials and grave sites including a "temporary obelisk to fallen Japanese soldiers on summit of 203 meter hill." Port Arthur, the site of the beginning of the war is also seen here from the top of the hill. Allason also photographed Russian soldiers and compiled a series of "type of Russian soldiers in Manchuria" which included portraits of uniformed Russian soldiers of different ranks standing at attention. In his series of "types of --" he includes "types of Manchurian dancing girls and actresses" with photos of Asian women posed in traditional costumes. The album continues to Pekin where Allason photographed Chinese soldiers, temples, and the Railway Guard. He also photographed British attaches and expats who he stayed with during his trip including the British consul and his wife. Allason then boarded a ship and left for Japan. Shown here are hand-colored prints of Hakone Lake and Japanese people on horseback. He photographed the tea houses and geishas of the area, and included are hand-colored prints which feature women at work collecting tea leaves and geishas posed with parasols, and serving tea. There are candids of Japanese women, one of which reads, "this lady speaks English, French and German fluently." Another shows a woman leaning on a stick and is captioned "this lady had never seen a shooting stick before -- and sat on it." In Tokyo he was able to photograph Admiral Togo (Togo Heihachiro -- "the Nelson of the East") and Vice-Admiral Kamamura being driven in a procession to the Imperial Palace.Photographs from Saigon harbor show ships docking including a French troopship and "Russian cruisers waiting to go into dock for repairs." The photos that follow show India with images of "Coolie women," a "Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) woman going for water," and a British plantation. Another page shows an R.F.A. progression, the "escort of Imperial Cadet Corps," and the "Prince and Princess of Wales proceeding up Chowringhee." They departed from India for England in 1906 and there are photos of Bombay from the ship as well as the passengers and their home in Ascot upon their return. The final pages are a combination of South African, English, and military photography. They took the "R.M.S. Kinfauns Castle" to South Africa and there are photos of black South Africans, horses, and military personnel. Major General Sir Richard Bannatyne Allason was born the son of a British Army surgeon and an Australian mother in 1855. He was commissioned in the Royal Artillery in 1875 raised to the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Artillery by 1881. His military career spanned the Afghan War, the Sudan, and South Africa before he was sent as a British military observer to witness the Japanese Army in their struggle against Russia in 1905. His time in Asia was used to gain knowledge of the new technologies being used in warfare and to learn the Japanese language. He retired from the Army in 1918 but was later reinstated as Commandant of the Royal Horse Artillery from 1920 to 1940 during which time he was knighted.An extensive accumulation of photography featuring a large number of photographs dealing with the Russo-Japanese War. .

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        ARCHIVE Of 245 LEWIS & CLARK EXHIBITION - THEMED POSTCARDS.

      (divers places): (divers publishers), 1905. 245 postcards (142 color, 103 b/w), including 25 duplicates. ~3-1/2" x 5-1/2" Light general wear; occasional minor soiling; mix of used and unused cards. Many used cards posted and stamped 1905; some cards have writing to both sides. VG condition or better overall.

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        MASONIA. EIN BLICK IN EINE ANDERE WELT ..

      Leipzig: Max Hesses Verlag, 1905.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi-viii [ix] x [1] 2-488 [note: first leaf is a blank] original maroon pebbled cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges plain. First edition. The protagonist spends time on the planet Masonia whose society is based on the principles of Freemasonry. He returns home and applies those principles to his life and promotes them to the public. Bischoff later in his life was "the chairman of the Association of German Freemasons. His various writings are major foundations of modern philosophy of Freemasonry" - Deutsche-Biographie online. Lexikon 1, p. 44. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, p. 210. Negley, Utopian Literature 110. Bloch (2002) 429. Small label removed from front cover, a bright, very good copy with fine interior. (#136924)

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        THE WEB OF THE PAST. By The Countess of Cromartie ... Colonial Edition

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905.. Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-304 + 16-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges trimmed. Colonial edition. "Celtic historical fantasies, for the most part, romantic in mood and rather muted in effect. 'The Finding of the Sword,' however, is set in the present and concerns a hostile intrusion of the past into the present, following the archaeological discovery of an old Celtic sword (no doubt viewed by the spirits as a hostile intrusion of the present into the past). The story develops into an effective, if traditional, weird tale with antiquarian atmosphere and horrific highlights. Immediately after the unearthing of the sword, a darkly glamorous figure appears in the Irish village and insinuates himself into the household of the sword's owner. Oscar Innis seems to be either a reincarnation or a revivification of the old Celtic king who was the sword's original owner. Indisputably he exudes a magnetic power that bends others to his will. One scene portrays a vampiric transfer of vitality to him from the hapless narrator, a contender for the affections of the tomboyish lass who is apparently a reincarnation of the king's slave, who had refused to follow him into his grave; this time around, she pays for that disobedience." - Robert Eldridge. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 61. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). A couple of mild spots and a scratch on rear cover, preliminaries tanned, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. This book is scarce in any edition, both in the trade and in libraries (just two holdings for this recorded in COPAC (British Library and National Library of Scotland); OCLC reports no additional copies. (#148129)

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

      New York: McClure, Phillips and Co. 1905.. FIRST EDITION, predates first UK printing. DELUXE ISSUE. Octavo, pp.vii; 381; [1], blank. With thirteen illustrations by Charles Raymond Macauley. Publisher dark blue ribbed blue cloth, gilt. A lightly used copy with a little edgewear and bumping. Near fine. This is the publisher's deluxe binding, signed 'WJ' in gilt to backstrip, featuring elaborate gold tooling, top edge gilt and 'SPECIAL EDITION' lettered at the foot of the spine. Evidently rarer than the commercial black cloth binding.

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        The Adventures of Buffalo Bill

      Harper and Brothers New York 1905 - Early Printing, with 1905 title page date and "Published June, 1904" statement at copyright page. First hand accounts of the author's life and adventures in the American West intended for young adults. Exceptionally scarce in publisher's original printed fragile thin-paper dustjacket. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow spine end chips and few closed tears at edges. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE JEWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY

      New York, Press Of J. B. Lippincott Company 1905 - 1st edition. Original Publisher’s Cloth, 4to, 352 pages, black and white photos and illustrations, fold-outs are intact, Number 22 of 175 copies printed on hand-made paper. Contents include: Preface; Beginnings 1670 to 1750; Organization 1750 to 1775; Moses Lindo; Francis Salvador; The Revolutionary Period; Joseph Salvador; 1783 to 1800; 1800 to 1824; The Reformed Society of Israelites; 1824 to 1860; Religious Development 1824 to 1860; The War Between the States; Smaller Communities; Modern Period 1865 to 1905; Miscellaneous Biographies; APPENDIX A: The Act for Making Aliens Free; B: Directories 1695 to 1800; C: The Salvador Grant of Arms; D: The Hebrew Benevolent Society; E: Hebrew Orphan Society; F: The Congregation Beth Elohim 1800 to 1824; G: Ministers of Beth Elohim 1750 to 1905; H: Old Jewish Cemeteries in SC; Bibliography; Index. The author served as Rabbi of K. K. Beth Elo-him of Charleston. Significant staining. Some edgewear. End-page filled with notes. Good condition. (AMR-38-22A) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FREEMASON'S CODED HOLOGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT- RITUALS FOR 3 LEVELS OF MASONRY

      Manuscript. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1905. Flexible leather. 129 pages; 129 pages of the rituals for the 3 levels of Masonry, mostly in code. Written in pencil probably circa early 1900's. Interesting. Bound in limp calf. ; 0 .

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        A History of North American Birds

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. 1905. Reprint. Three volumes. Illustrated by 64 plates and 593 woodcuts. Contemporary owner's name in each volume, a little spotting on the spines, corners a little rubbed, a handsome very good or better set. .

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        TALES OF THE FISH PATROL

      1905. With Illustrations by George Varian. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. 3 pp undated ads. Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in yellow and green. First Edition of these seven tales, originally written as a serial for boys in "Youth's Companion." As a teenager, London had been an oyster thief in San Francisco Bay until he lost his boat to rivals; he wrote about these days in his thinly-veiled romance THE CRUISE OF THE DAZZLER. Ever the opportunist, once his pirating days were over London then turned his knowledge of the pirates to good use by joining the anti-thief Fish Patrol. He later acknowledged that much in these tales was more myth than truth, and "later admitted privately that the sole weapon he had carried with him was a table fork, and he had had to use it only once to keep off an amorous Greek sailor" [Sinclair].~The pictorial binding design, by Adam Empie (so initialed), shows London's sloop "The Reindeer" being pulled in by a whirlpool. This is a fine, bright copy. Sisson & Martens p. 26; Blanck 11887.

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        Howdy Honey Howdy

      Dodd, Mead, New York 1905 - frontis, photos (by Leigh Richmond Miner), (117)p. dj. 22cm. Original decorative brown cover with photo mounted on front cover. Jacket rather heavily chipped around edges and on backstrip, and the backstrip portion is held together with several unfortunate pieces of cellophane tape). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        With the Pilgrims to Mecca. The Great Pilgrimage of a.h. 1319; a.d. 1902. With an Introduction by Professor A. Vambery

      London: John Lane, 1905 - Octavo. Original green cloth, title gilt to spine with turban and crossed scimitar devices to compartments and to front board within a panel formed of a Qu'ranic amulet and cord in red, gilt, and green, top edge gilt, the others uncut. A little rubbed, corners slightly bumped, head of spine chipped, tail with minor splitting, some spotting on the boards, endpapers lightly browned, text toned and with occasional foxing, as usual, frontispiece coming loose, contemporary ownership inscription to verso of the frontispiece and to title page, bookplate to front pastedown, remains a very good copy. Frontispiece and 19 other plates, errata slip tipped in before the dedication leaf. First edition. An uncommon and attractive account of the hajj. "The early 20th century saw a growth of British travel texts and religious commentaries concerned with the religion of Arabia. It was in this vein that in 1902 the Morning Post sent its 'Special Correspondent' Hadji Khan, a Persian Sufi, on the hajj to Mecca. His experiences were written up under the guidance of Wilfrid Sparroy. The result was a travelogue that detailed the various components of the hajj and Meccan life for a British readership The narrative is precise and exact as though for an audience who may wish to use the information to find their way amongst the markets of Mecca the next time they visit. Of course few, if any, of the readership will ever visit Mecca An inspection of Arabia which defines that other world by carefully recording the minutiae of Mecca and the hajj, the text providing the British reader with a spyglass scrutiny of Arab religious life and customs a curious concoction of personal experiences of a Muslim on the hajj distilled by an English co-author" (Canton, From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia, p. 28). Macro 1354. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Warblers of New England

      West Newton, MA: privately printed by author, . Second edition 1905 - Pp. (5), 138, errata, 19 full-page plates (13 are hand-colored plates), 57 text-figures. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on the front cover and with a gilt image of a warbler on the front cover, 8vo. This volume was privately published by the author in a limited edition of 500 copies. It is the first detailed study of the warblers of New England. The limitation page in the front-matter states this is no. 125 of the 'Souvenir edition.' The first edition of this work was issued in printed wrappers in 1901 in six parts with 13 plates. This 1905 edition is the first to be issued in original cloth with an expanded set of plates. Blind stamp of Appalachian Boston Mountain Club on the front and rear endpaper and on the last page of the index and corner of frontis plate, no other stamps or marks. On the front endpaper there is an ink signature and address of a former owner. The gilt title on the front cover is little less bright than the other gilt-decorations; a clean very good copy in an attractive original binding.

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        Japanese Fairy Tales (in 5 Books)

      Philadelphia (Tokyo): Macrae-Smith Company (T. Hasegawa). Original wraps. Near Fine. Part of the wonderful "Japanese Fairy Tale" series, originally published (in a smaller format) by T. Hasegawa of Tokyo in very late 19th/early 20th century and here presented for an American audience (in its larger format) by the Macrae-Smith Company of Philadelphia. These 5 self-contained fairy tales have in common the sure translations of the great Lafcadio Hearn. They're also neatly contained in Macrae-Smith's printed blue cloth chemise, with ivory clasps. All 5 of the fairy tales are vibrant and near-pristine in their ribbon-tied crepe paper, with rich illustrations from colored woodblocks. All of the volumes appear to be original printings in this American format and they all undoubtedly date from the very early 20th century (1905-1915). The 5 volumes are: "The Boy Who Drew Cats"; "The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling"; "The Goblin Spider"; "The Fountain of Youth"; and "Chin Chin Kobakama"

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        My Life A Record of Events and Opinions. 2 Vols

      Bell, London 1905 - 2 Vols. Complete with b&w photographs & illlustrated plates. Original cloth, very minor blemish on spine and some pale foxing. Pages untrimmed. Neat gilt stamp to front boards. [NatHist & Sc119]. A very good set in original cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wassersport XXIII. Jahrgang 1905 - Nummern 1-52. Fachzeitschrift für Rudern, Segeln und verwandte Sportzweige. Amtlicher Anzeiger 405 wassersportlicher Vereine und Verbände.

      Berlin SW. Verlag Martin Oldenbourg, 1905. - mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Karten und Bauskizzen, 4°. 34,5 x 27,0 cm. 704 Seiten, Wassersport, 23, Wassersport, 23 In gutem Zustand. Einband leicht berieben, Schnitt etwas stockig, der Fußschnitt angestaubt, die beiden ersten Lagen teils braunfleckig und stockig, ebenso die letzte Lage, der Buchblock papierbedingt durchgängig leicht gebräunt, teils in den Rändern etwas braunfleckig, insgesamt aber noch gut, interessante und seltene Zeitschrift. privater Halbleinenband mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschild und winzigen Leinenecken, Schnitt marmoriert, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thirty-Five Years in the East. Adventures, Discoveries, Experiments, and Historical Sketches, relating to the Punjab and Cashmere; in Connection with Medicine, Botany, Pharmacy, &c.

      Calcutta: The "Bangabasi" Office, 1905 - Octavo (211 × 125 mm). Modern "native" black half sheep, green cloth boards, title gilt direct to spine, gilt rolls to spine and corner edges, original front wrapper (stained, old repairs) bound in. Externally bright, contents browned and with a series of worm-tracks through the block, but not in any way fragile, about very good. Portrait frontispiece and 15 other plates, 6 of them folding, and a folding map. First Calcutta reprint; First published in German in Vienna under the title Früchte aus dem Morgenlande oder Reise-Erlebnisse, nebst naturhistorisch-medizinischen Erfahrungen in 1851; translated into English the following year. Honigberger (1795–1869), a doctor trained in both conventional and his preferred homeopathic medicine, was born in Krostadt in Romania, left Transylvania in 1815 and travelled though the Middle East, Egypt, Arabia, Persia, and on to India. He arrived in Lahore in 1829 and, having treated Ranjit Singh's favourite horse for an ulcerated leg, gained the confidence of the Maharaja, becoming court physician, as well as being put in charge of the gunstock manufactory and gunpowder mills. A facsimile plate of the document of his appointment to these varied positions is included. Honigberger gives "his observations about Ranjit Singh, Maharaja Kharak Signh, Naunihal Singh, Sher Singh, Dhian Singh, Chand Kaur, Dalip Singh, Hira Singh, political changes, bloodshed, role of Akalis, faaticism of Jallah, Baba Var Singh, battle of Sobraon, rile of Teja Singh, Lehna Singh and Sikh battles. He also told many interesting day-to-day happenings of the Sikh State" (Chopra). Honigberger also provides much on medical practices in West, South and Central Asia. The plates include a hakim or Mohammedan doctor, an attar or druggist, a still, a "B'hangee, or Hemp-Plant Drinker", and a "Faqueer Postee, or Poppy-Head Drinker", together with portraits of the members of the durbar or ruler's household, and an interesting map of the railway route from Bokhara to Orenburg. This account by an unconventional but painstaking observer is a highly appealing curiosity amongst the more established account of the Punjabi court at the time.

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        Patents for Inventions Abridgements of Specifications Class 75 Lamps, Candlesticks, Gasaliers, and Other Illuminating- Apparatus in Five Volumes Period AD 1855-1908

      London; HMSO, 1905. - Large octavo. Vol I 1855-1876 xxi,[1], 280 pp; Vol II 1877-88 xxiii,[1], 415 pp; Vol III 1889-1896 xxiv, 389 pp; Vol IV 1897-1904 xxxiv, 481 pp; Vol V 1905-1908 xxxv,[1], 662 pp. Illustrated throughout. Book Condition: Very Good. Attractive quarter red calf with 5 raised bands, gilt titles to spine and floral decoration to compartments and marbled paper-covered boards. Edges lightly sprinkled grey. Marbled endpapers. . Raised bands and spine tips a little scuffed and board edges rubbed with wear at corners; small bump top edge Vol I upper board. Binders ticket to front pastedowns of each volume, excepting Vol IV. Light toning to leaves otherwise contents clean and bright; no annotation or inscriptions An exhaustive history of gas lighting in the late Victorian period which lists all patents for gas lamps, miners lamps, lighthouses, underwater submarine lighting, streetlights, railway carriage and signal lamps, pocket oil lamps and numerous related products for a period of fifty years, during the heyday of such illumination in the latter years of the nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth. Includes in excess of 6500 individual illustrated patents plus Explanatory Notes, Subject Matter Index and Index of Patentees. The patents are arranged by date and include works by William Sugg, responsible for the installation of the extant lighting at Buckingham Palace in 1901 (several entries in Vol IV); Joseph Webb, inventor of the Sewer Gas lamp of which a single survivor remains in use today behind the Savoy Hotel ( Ref 11127 Vol III); Pettit & Smith, who produced the first practical gas fire in 1856 (Ref 193 Vol I) and many other inventors and industrialists. Many of these patents will have been applied for but not manufactured and much of the information herein is to be found nowhere else. At time of writing no auction records or listings from institutional holdings could be found referring to this set.

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        Der Morgen. Farbholzschnitt.

      Signiert "Carl-Alexander Brendel", nummeriert und bezeichnet "Orig. Holzschnitt, Handabzug Nr. 37./50. Druck auf breitrandigem China. 37 x 47 cm. Papier: 44,5 x 51,5 cm. Großformatiger Holzschnitt in wirkunsvollem, zarten Kolorit. Exemplar 37/50. - Der Maler, Holzschneider und Illustrator von Kinderbüchern, Karl Alexander Brendel, war Sohn des Malers Albert Brendel. 18941899 besuchte er die Fürstliche freie Zeichenschule Weimar. Es folgten Studienjahre in Paris und Berlin, dort war er 1905 bis 1911 ein Meisterschüler von Albert Hertel und Paul Friedrich Meyerheim.1921-1924 lehrte Brendel als Professor an der Großherzoglich-Sächsischen Kunstschule in Weimar. - Schwache Knickspuren in der oberen linken Ecke. Minimale Braunfleckchen im Rand. Oberer Rand 3 cm umgeknickt. Lose auf Karton (mit Trockenstempel "Saturn" montiert.

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        Elisha Franklin Paxton , Brigadier General , C.S.A. , Memoir and Memorials

      New York: De Vinne Press, Printed Not Published. Very Good-. 1905. Hardcover. Very Good- hardcover edition, no names or marks. Missing the front endpaper. Cover has some light soiling, wear to corner tips. Gilt on the top of the page edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 114 pages .

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        J.-M. Nattier, Peintre De La Cour De Louis XV

      Goupil & Co.; Manzi Joyant & Co, Paris 1905 - folio (12 3/4" x 10"), #162 of 425 copies, bound by Durvand, blue full leather, generously and magnificently decorated in gilt; silken end papers; 24 plates (4 in color). A beautiful copy, visually striking.

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        Moderne Gartenfiguren D.R.G. M. Nr. 292723, 292724, 292725

      C. F. Ortlepp, Friedrichroda, Germany 1905 - Scarce, extraordinary trade catalogue for garden ornaments, many whimsical, with eye-catching bright color chromos highly evocative of a children's book. By scarce, we mean not only the non-existence of a physical copy to be found on OCLC First Search (there is apparently an Internet copy at Cambridge), but also, we are not aware of a trade catalogue quite like this one, other than, perhaps some toy catalogues. Oblong, 24.5 by 33.5 cm. Five leaves, each a bold color plate on the recto, and wrap covers. The ornaments are of realistic looking animals,anthropomorphic animals, a maiden, gnomes doing various gnome things, a pith helmeted army officer, comical men, playful frogs, etc. Although we have certainly seen animals and gnomes as lawn ornaments, we are not sure they have ever lived up to the likenesses promised here. Some of the figures are holding signs with warnings or playful messages. Condition: discoloration around the staples on the wraps. Fading to the wraps' orange coloration. A tiny edge chip on one of the plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Moderne Gartenfiguren

      Friedrichroda, Germany: C. F. Ortlepp, 1905. First edition. Wraps. Near Fine. Scarce, extraordinary trade catalogue for garden ornaments, many whimsical, with eye-catching bright color chromos highly evocative of a children's book. By scarce, we mean not only the non-existence of a physical copy to be found on OCLC First Search (there is apparently an Internet copy at Cambridge), but also, we are not aware of a trade catalogue quite like this one, other than, perhaps some toy catalogues. Oblong, 24.5 by 33.5 cm. Five leaves, each a bold color plate on the recto, and wrap covers. The ornaments are of realistic looking animals,anthropomorphic animals, a maiden, gnomes doing various gnome things, a pith helmeted army officer, comical men, playful frogs, etc. Although we have certainly seen animals and gnomes as lawn ornaments, we are not sure they have ever lived up to the likenesses promised here. Some of the figures are holding signs with warnings or playful messages. Condition: discoloration around the staples on the wraps. Fading to the wraps' orange coloration. A tiny edge chip on one of the plates.

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        Signed Photograph, with autograph note

      - Early signed halftone postcard photograph of the Australian-born pianist, conductor, and composer best known for his folk settings and colorfully experimental works. Signed and inscribed on the image "I had a tremendous time over in Copenhagen / yours very cordially / Percy Grainer / 18.3.06" with his address , addressed and postmarked on the verso with the note "Please forgive that I so long have neglected to thank you for so very kindly sending on my razor." Small creased to lower left corner, otherwise in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches. In 1905, inspired by a lecture given by the pioneer folksong historian Lucy Broadwood, Grainger began to collect original folksongs and over the next five years he gathered and transcribed more than 300 songs from all over the country, including much material that had never been written down before. From 1906 - the year of the present signed photograph - Grainger used a phonograph, one of the first collectors to do so, and by this means he assembled more than 200 Edison cylinder recordings of native folk singers.

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        A plaquette made by Édouard Lantéri.

      Self-published., London 1905 - This plaquette made by Édouard Lantéri in bronze was made in honor of Richard Phene Spiers and is signed by Edouard Lanteri and dated 1905.Spiers was an English architect and author (b. 1838, d. 1916). He first studied at King’s College London and later at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and occupied a long mastership at the Royal Academy. He traveled widely (France, Spain, Egypt, Syria and the East), where he recorded architectural data and made many water-colour sketches.This medal can be found in museum collections. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE JEWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY

      New York, Press Of J. B. Lippincott Company, 1905. 1st edition. Original Publisher

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        A History of North American Birds

      Little, Brown, and Company, Boston 1905 - Reprint. Three volumes. Illustrated by 64 plates and 593 woodcuts. Contemporary owner's name in each volume, a little spotting on the spines, corners a little rubbed, a handsome very good or better set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL JOURNALS OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 1804 - 1806 PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS...TOGETHER WITH MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL OF LEWIS AND CLARK...NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME PUBLISHED IN FULL AND EXACTLY AS WRITTEN...

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1905. Seven volumes bound in fourteen parts, plus atlas volume. Plates (many in color), facsimiles. Quarto. Original gilt green cloth. Octavo atlas maps unbound in a red cloth drop-front box. Cloth somewhat worn, particularly at spine ends. Library bookplates with withdrawal stamps on front pastedowns, shelf labels on spines, reference stamps across top edges. Some occasional offsetting from plates, but generally clean internally. A solid set. Text volumes untrimmed. One of 200 large paper sets on Van Gelder paper, with the atlas supplied from the reprint edition done by Argosy- Antiquarian Press. "The most elaborate work on this expedition" - Howes. A cornerstone of modern historical research, printing for the first time many major primary documents which did not appear in the Biddle edition, including the Floyd and Whitehouse journals, and material from the Clark-Voorihis papers, along with facsimile manuscripts, maps, portraits, and other illustrative matter. Also valuable is Victor Paltsits' bibliography of the Lewis and Clark expedition, in the first volume. "This edition is notable for its thorough Introduction, covering the history of the expedition and earlier exploration, and a detailed account of the original journals and their various editions....In its maps and numerous illustrations, the Thwaites edition is an outstanding source of visual materials relating to the expedition" - LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION. HOWES L320, "c." LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 5d.1. WAGNER-CAMP 13:7 (note). TWENEY, WASHINGTON 76. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 233 (note).

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        ORIGINAL JOURNALS OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 1804 - 1806 PRINTED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS.TOGETHER WITH MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL OF LEWIS AND CLARK.NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME PUBLISHED IN FULL AND EXACTLY AS WRITTEN.

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904-1905. - Seven volumes bound in fourteen parts, plus atlas volume. Plates (many in color), facsimiles. Quarto. Original gilt green cloth. Octavo atlas maps unbound in a red cloth drop-front box. Cloth somewhat worn, particularly at spine ends. Library bookplates with withdrawal stamps on front pastedowns, shelf labels on spines, reference stamps across top edges. Some occasional offsetting from plates, but generally clean internally. A solid set. Text volumes untrimmed. One of 200 large paper sets on Van Gelder paper, with the atlas supplied from the reprint edition done by Argosy- Antiquarian Press. "The most elaborate work on this expedition" - Howes. A cornerstone of modern historical research, printing for the first time many major primary documents which did not appear in the Biddle edition, including the Floyd and Whitehouse journals, and material from the Clark-Voorihis papers, along with facsimile manuscripts, maps, portraits, and other illustrative matter. Also valuable is Victor Paltsits' bibliography of the Lewis and Clark expedition, in the first volume. "This edition is notable for its thorough Introduction, covering the history of the expedition and earlier exploration, and a detailed account of the original journals and their various editions.In its maps and numerous illustrations, the Thwaites edition is an outstanding source of visual materials relating to the expedition" - LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION. HOWES L320, "c." LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 5d.1. WAGNER-CAMP 13:7 (note). TWENEY, WASHINGTON 76. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 233 (note).

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        société Française Des Munitions De Chasse, De Tir et De Guerre

      Imprimerie Viellemard et Fils, Paris 1905 - Oblong 4to, original red wrappers. Spine a little worn and gilt lettering faded. Bright silver lettering "Exposition Universelle Paris 1900/3 Grands Prix (Chasse, Guerre, Colonies)/ Exposition de Saint_Louis 1904 Grand Prix". Housed in attractive red and silver clamshell box. Depictions of the two factories with lettered tissue guards. Plates mounted on stubs. With 58 brilliant chromolithographs of the containers and munitions for hunting, shooting ranges and war in colors, bronze and silver along with descriptive text. Size: Oblong 4to [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Summer Posy Of Verses For Children (With The Original Glassine Wrapper And The Publisher's Prospectus)

      The First UK Printing published by The Pear Tree Press in 1905. The BOOK is in near Fine condition.5 1/4" Tall. Coloured decorated boards, frontispiece, plates and decorations By James Guthrie. 20 pp, end page, colophon with many preliminary and final blanks as issued. With the scarce plain glassine Wrapper which is in Very Good + condition with a chip to the rear upper cover. The glassine (which is protected with a loose Mylar cover) has protected the boards well with just one or two small spots in places. Internally very clean and appears unread with most pages remaining uncut. One of only two hundred copies issues with the publication having been dedicated 'To Stuart and Robin', the Author's children. Accompanied by the scarce publisher's prospectus ('announcement') detailing this publication which is in near Fine condition. A very scarce early rear Tree Press publication and very collectible with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. More images available on request.

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        Sommer in Oberbayern" originales Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte ca.17x26,5cm; rechts unten monogrammiert; um 1905 [Maße im leicht bestoßenem Holzrahmen 24x33,5cm.]

      - "Summer in upper Bavaria" original oil painting on wooden panel approx.17x26,5cm; lower right monogrammed; around 1905 [Dimension of the slightly damaged wooden frame 24x33,5cm.]

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        THE ESSEX HOUSE SONG BOOK Being the Collection of Songs Formed for the Singers of the Guild of Handicraft

      Essex House Press, 1903 - 1905 - Limited numbered edn (6 of 200). 10 parts in 1. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered yapped-edged full vellum with interlaced ties, top edge gilt (VG). Pp. variously paginated on hand-made paper printed in red and black, illus with decorated initials (previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down; no inscriptions). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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