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        Realty Trust Map of Brooklyn and Queens Boroughs Greater New York. 1905. Map title: Realty Trust Map of the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, Greater New York. With Present and Projected Transit Lines, Elevated and Surface Railways, Tunnels and Subways.

      New York. Realty Trust. 1905. Color street map, sheet size approximately 38 x 32 inches, folding as issued to pamphlet 9 1/2 x 4 inches, black and white photo illustrations and text on verso. Several long separations at folds and edges (4 inch separation at centre of central vertical fold, separations up to 1 inch at fold intersections); light soiling to cover panels; map is clean and bright. A scarce broadside promoting the Brooklyn Properties of Realty Trust: "In presenting this map we desire to impress on the reader the splendid properties we offer for sale in large and small plots. With the exception of the central portion of Brooklyn (the oldest part, which is already built up), that section of the southwestern part of Brooklyn lying between Ocean Parkway and teh bay, enjoying to-day the best transit facilities, will reap the most benefit from the improvements now under way, notably the City Tunnel and the Manhattan Bridge...This section of South Brooklyn is in its infancy. Real estate is abnormally cheap. Purchasers buying there now cannot lose...." Several four-panel sections tout the desirability of the area; one section declares that "The East River Tunnel to Brooklyn and Queens will increase lot values in both boroughs" with a cross-section showing the progress of the work on the tunnels. Other sections include "Personal Opinions on Real estate in Brooklyn," "Newspaper Comments on Brooklyn Real Estate" and "The Bronx - Brooklyn A Comparison." The detailed street map centres on Brooklyn and shows Elevated Lines, Electrical Traction Lines, Surface Trolley Lines, Steam Railroads, Rapid Transit Subway, and Proposed Subways. The map is copyright 1905 by August R. Ohman, Map Publisher, Draughtsman & Engraver, with address at 97-101 Warren St., N.Y. No listing for this real estate broadside is found in WorldCat.

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      Warsaw: Achiasaf Society, 1905. 1st Edition [and] 1st Hebrew edition. Modern boards, 8vo, [66], 25 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew. Two books published together. First Title is Mordekhai

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        The Chunky Book (The Tiny Book On Cocktails) [Miniature Book]

      Livermore and Knight Co Providence, Rhode Island (1905) - First Edition. Original limp leather, leather strap, gilt page edges, 2 by 1 3/4 by 1 (thickness) inches, approximately 300 pages. Extremely scarce (one copy in lesser condition resides at the Special Collections at Virginia Tech) miniature book compiling the publisher's miniature series: The Tiny Book on Sandwiches, The Tiny Book on Salads, The Tiny Book on Chafing Dishes, and The Tiny Book On Cocktails. Includes recipes for the following cocktails: Brant, Brown, Calisaya, Manhattan, Oyster, Clam Jersey, Liberal, Turf, Yale, etc. Attractive Very Good or better volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Práce Lidu Naseho. Lidové, Stavby, Zarízení a Vyzdoba Obydlí, Drobné Práce. Slowakische Volksarbeiten. Volksbauten, Interieurs und Handarbeiten. Les Ouvrages Populaires des Slovaques. Bâtiments Populaires, Intérieurs, Ouvrages Manuels.

      1905. Víden-Wien, Ant. Schroll & Co, 1905. 2pp, with 140 (also some coloured) photographed plates. folio later halfcloth. Introduction text in Slowakian, German and French. With library stamps on title and on verso of each plate from Bibliothek der Technischen Hochschulen in Prag & Krinovne vysokyoh skel techniokyoh v Praze. Dušan Jurkovic (August 23, 1868 - December 21, 1947) was a Slovak architect, ethnographer and artist. One of the best-known promoters of Slovak art in 20th century Czechoslovakia, he is remembered mostly due to his projects of numerous World War I cemeteries in Galicia. Jurkovic was born on 23 August 1886 in Turá Lúka (then Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Slovakia), to two local folk artists. He graduated from a local school in Sopron and moved to Vienna, where between 1884 and 1889 he studied at the National School of Industry under Camillo Sitte. He briefly worked in Martin, where he became fascinated with folk carpenters and their works in wood. Then he moved to Vsetín (eastern Moravia), where he continued his studies at the atelier of Michal Urbánek. Together with his bureau he co-authored the buildings of the 1895 Czech-Slavonic Ethnographic Exhibition in Prague and also authored numerous other buildings in Bohemia. In 1899 he moved to Brno, where he designed his own house and a new lodging house for the local school. During his stay in Brno he became friends with local Czech writers Jirí Mahen, Mrštík brothers and Josef Merhaut. Among his best-known designs realized in Brno was a villa in Žabovresky, combining local folk art with the state-of-the-art modernist trends of Vienna. He also authored the design of the Society of Friends of Arts building, a distant cousin to Viennese Wiener Werkstätte and the geometric school. He also prepared a project of reconstruction of the castle in Nové Mesto nad Metují. Mobilized by the Austro-Hungarian Army during the World War I, he became one of the most notable members of the War Graves Unit. He authored approximately 35 war cemeteries near Nowy Zmigród in Galicia (now Poland), most of them heavily influenced by local Lemko (Rusyn) folk art and carpentry. After the war he returned to newly founded Czechoslovakia and settled in Bratislava. Among the best known of his later works is the tombs of Jozef Miloslav Hurban and Milan Rastislav Štefánik, monument to Slovak National Uprising, and the cable car station at Lomnický štít in the High Tatras mountains. He died on 21 December 1947. (Wikipedia). KEYWORDS:arts/architecture/slowakia/tsechie/photo

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        Rhopalocera Palaearctica. Papilionindae et Pieridae (Texte + Atlas)

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

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        Serat Menak [ The Book of Menak].

      1905.. 276 pages of Javanese manuscript written in the hanacaraka script in a lined journal, double card covers have separated on the lower cover and a few unrelated printed leaves in Dutch (including a form in Dutch authorising someone to collect wood!) bound in presumably to give the covers strength are now visible. Even browning, some occasional stains in the margins, insect damage at lower corner last two leaves not affecting text, one leaf written upside down, first leaf creased, binding skewed and worn but still sound. A very nice manuscript copy of an important Javanese work. 35 x 20.5cm. This manuscript is of The Javanese Menak which are romances inspired by stories of Persian origin based on the adventures of Amir Hamzah or Amir Ambyah, the uncle of the prophet Muhammad. The MS is written in a clear hand in Javanese hanacaraka script. Some initial leaves give a list of the contents of the book as well as a history of its provenance which states that this is a book of Menak, written by Sumantri in Blora, bought by Mas Martosudirjo, head teacher in Blora, 1905 and signed by Martosudirjo. The preliminary leaves are followed by the manscript of the story itself which is in macapat verse beginning in Durma metre. A small notation in the top left corner of p.1 of the MS seems to indicate that the writing of the manuscript was begun on May 12th, 1905 and completed on September 12th 1905. .

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        A Selection of Chinese Carvings

      Spink & Sons Galleries Ca. 1905, London - First edition. Octavo. 3/4 Gilt tooled leather over blue cloth. Fine. 50 Pages, richly illustrated in black and white and 1 coloured image. A very scarce and early catalogue covering lacquer, wood, amber, soapstone, jade, ivory, horn, hardstones, glass and sculpture. This catalogue was originally published as a paperback edition and has been privately bound in 3/4 leather. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes

      George Newnes Ltd, London 1905 - First Edition, First Printing bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's blue cloth. A beautiful copy. The book is in nice shape with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. We buy Doyle First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brano poetico autografo firmato dedicato a Nella Doria Cambon: «La vierge Poesie s'avance à pas de lune».

      1905 - 200x247 mm, 1 carta (scritto il recto). Manoscritto a penna nera. Al verso l'intestazione «Poesia / Rassegna Internazionale» con marca figurata in rosso. Breve taglio alla piegatura della carta. Buono stato. "La vierge Poesie s'avance à pas de lune. / Et rameur nonchalant, tu lâches les deux rames / pour mieux tendre les bras vers son ombre argentée / en modulant ta voix sur la molle cadence / de ses pieds lumineux qu'escortent les serpents / F.T.Marinetti / À Madame Doria Cambon / Homage respectueux de / F.T.M.». La poetessa triestina N.D. Cambon fu in contatto con Marinetti negli anni di 'Poesia' (cfr. Salaris, Le futuriste, p. 14). Il testo fa parte di una più ampia canzone dal titolo «A Herny De Règnir», pubblicata in 'Poesia' I, 7 (ago. 1905) e poi alle pagine 189-191 de «La Ville charnelle» (Paris, Sansot, 1908), nella sezione 'Dythirambes' (cfr. Cammarota, Marinetti, 17). Il manoscritto presenta una piccola variante rispetto alla versione pubblicata. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le crime des riches

      Edition on current paper. Bound in black half shagreen corners, back on four bands set with gilt decorated with a gilded finial initials, golden tail, gilt frame on flat paper snakeskin, guards and contreplats paper so skin snake, bookplate pasted on guard, covers and spine preserved, gilded head. Autograph signed by the author Paul Padovani: "The crime of the rich he meets every day ..." Some text passages underlined in pencil blue paper. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Pierre Douville Paris 1905 12x19cm relié

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        Exlibris Alfred Flechtheim. Auf der Brücke dem Tod Entgegeneilender. Datiert zu Flechtheims 27. Geburtstag, den 1. April 1905.

      - 11,3 x 9,3 cm. Die größte Variante auf beigem Bütten. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Gutenberg-Katalog 5733. - Thieme-Becker 21, 209. - Dascher (2011): Seite 36, mit Abbildung; Anmerkung 37: Schmitt-Föller (2007/08): Seite 700-703 : "Wieder wird das Totentanz-Motiv verwandt, erwartet der Tod mit Stundenglas und Sense einen jungen Mann, der die Brücke zum Totenreich überquert. Schmitt-Föller weist drei verschiedene Varianten nach, darunter auch ein [das kleinste] Format 3 x 4 cm, das wahrscheinlich für lose graphische Blätter bestimmt war." - Katalog Alfred Flechtheim. Sammler. Kunsthändler. Verleger, Düsseldorf, 1987, Abbildung des Exlibris auf Seite 143. - Flechtheim besass zwei Bucheignerzeichen (a) von Grafiker Ludwig Hohlwein "Sammlung Alfred Flechtheim" und (b) von Kohlschein "Alfred Flechtheim" in drei Größen-Varianten.

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        Kurt Schwitters. Catalogue Raisonne Band 1 1905 - 1922.

      Erste Auflage. 30,5 x 25,5 cm. 634 S. OLeinen mit illustriertem OUmschlag. Einband mit kleinen Randbereibungen, Schnitt und Seitenränder minimal lichtrandig. Sonst gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Band 1 des ersten Werkverzeichnisses zum künstlerischen Werk von Kurt Schwitters. Verzeichnet 1091 Nummern, fragliche Werke, Biographie und Appendix. Durchgehend mit Abbildungen versehen.

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        Der Internationale Schach-Kongress des Barmer Schach-Vereins 1905

      Barmen: Kommissions -Verlag Adolf Graeper, 1905. 28 with frontispiece, diagrams, plates and tables. Royal octavo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4") bound in original three quarter pebbled boards with spine label. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5268) First edition.The richly endowed Barmen Chess Association commemorated its 40th year anniversary with a celebration centered around two major tournaments and three strong "Hauptturnieren." The innovative organizers added such melodious entertainment as a "Singspiel" involving a 60 person chorus and a three act musical comedy, "Der Seekadett." The latter feature a game with children as chessmen and an original music score the now famous Barmen Chess Waltz. Bachmann opines that it was a "grand chess feast, made even nicer by Rheinsche friendliness." The two principal contests were divided into "A" and "B" categories - the first being reserved for experienced grandmasters and masters, the second for promising young masters who had not achieved a tournament victory. First and second prizes in this category (1500 and 1000 Mmrks, respectively) were divided between Janowski (+9 -3 +3) and Maroczy (+7 -1 +7) with identical point totals of 10 1/2. The mercurial Janowski head the victory list with nine wins, but dropped full points to Bernstein, Berger and Gottschall - while an obviously fatigued Maroczy lost only once to John. The New World sensation, Marshall (+8 -3 +3), took third place laurels and 700 marks, a scant half point behind the two pacesetters. Schlechter and Bernstein divided the fourth and fifth prizes (400 marks) with identical scores of +7 -4 =4. The genial Wiener drew a blank with the first three place winners - surrendering games to Janowski, Maroczy and Marshall. He also uncharacteristically blundered away a Knight in loosing to his compatriot Berger. The plucky Graz veteran amassed four out of five points against the first five places(!) enroute to a surprise six-place finish. The young Bernstein, for his part enjoyed a magnificent start - leading through the ninth round before suffering successive setbacks to Marshall in the 10th and to Schlechter in the 11th. Russia's perennial champion, Tichigorin, was clearly in a period of decline although he managed a win and two draws against the first three place winners. Wolf, in dividing the seventh-tenth prizes with John, Leonhardt and Tchigorin, emerged as the tournament "Remis Koenig" with 10 draws in 15 games. In tournament "B" action first place fell to Fleischmann of Hungary with a score of 13 (+11 -2 +4) followed by Swiderski, 12 (+11 -4 =2) and W Cohn, 11 1/2 (+9 -3 =5). A major figure of the future, Nimzovich shared the 15th and 16th places - posting a disappointing score of 6 (+3 -8 +6). The secondary tournaments featured some coming stars. Rubenstein and Duras shared first and second prize in the Hauptturnier "A" (+11 -2 =2), with third and fourth places going to Vidmar (+11 -3 +1) and Lowy (+10 -2 =3). Shories defeated Tartakower in a playoff for Hauptturnier "B" laurels, (+2 -1 =1). Hauptturnier "C" honors fell to Szekely (+6 -1 =0), ahead of Biedendorf (+5 -2 =0).Condition:Previous owner's name to title, stamped to end papers and occasionally other pages. Corners bumped else a very good copy of one the scarcer tournament books.

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        Rip Van Winkle.

      London; Heinemann. 1905. First Rackham Edition. Quarto. 51 mounted colour plates. Publisher's original green cloth boards with gilt pictorial title to upper. Scuffing and rubbing to extremities, some fraying at spine ends. A little bumping here and there with some light foxing to prelims. Essentially a very good copy of a beautiful work by Rackham, all plates clean and tidy, tissue guards present etc. Internally clean, ink ownership to front pastedown. Housed in a tailor made green felt lined slipcase. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        The Evolution of Man.

      London; Watts and Co. 1905. First UK Edition. Two Volumes, Large 8vo. Near fine in like dustwrappers, publisher's blue cloth with titles and ruling in bronze gilt to spines, minor edgewear. Handsome copies. Some minor edgewear to wrappers and uniform toning to spine panels, inside flap on volume 2 with neat repair. Strong and clean. A serious and hefty translation of Haeckel's "Anthropogenie" from which we borrowed the term Anthropogeny; the study of the generation of man.

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        Leçons de mécanique céleste professées à la Sorbonne.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1905 - 1907 (1909) - 1910. ____ Edition originale. - Théorie générale des perturbations planétaires. - Développement de la fonction perturbatrice. -Théorie de la lune. -Théorie des marées. "J'ai poussé l'approximation beaucoup plus loin que ne l'exige la pratique; j'ai pu ainsi faire ressortir des circonstances tout à fait imprévues, dont l'importance analytique est très grande, mais qui n'ont aucun intérêt pour l'astronome praticien, et n'en n'acquerront que le jour où la précision des observations sera beaucoup plus grande qu'aujourd'hui, ou quand on voudra comparer des observations s'étendant sur une longue suite de siècles."*****. 3 volumes in-8. [241 x 155 mm] Collation : VI, 365, (3) pp. / (4), 165, (3) pp., (4), 136, (2) pp. / (4), 472 pp., 2 pl. dépl. Demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Das Maerchen vom Zaren Saltan, von seinem Sohn, dem beruehmten und maechtigen Fuersten Gwidon..

      Erstausgabe und Erstauflage 1905/6 Alexander Pushkin Autor und Iwan Bilibin Illustrator: Tsar Saltan and His Son Prince Saltanovich, Das Maerchen vom Zaren Saltan, von seinem Sohn, dem beruehmten und maechtigen Fuersten Gwidon,und von der wunderschoenen Schwanenprinzessin, Verlag Staatsdruckerei in St. Petersburg, Russland, Kyrillisch, mit Widmung an den Komponisten N. Rimansky-Korsakov 1844-1908, mit 5 ganzseitigen hervorragenden Chromolithographien und weiteren Lithos im Text, die umlaufenden Bordueren auch Lithographien, 20 Seiten, illustrierter Originalkartonumschlag farbige Chromolithographien, Umschlag aussen gewdunkelt mit leichter Verfaerbung oder Abrieb, wenige Knicke am Rand, Heftung etwas labil, Rueckenmedaillon frisch, am Rand etwas gedunkelt, ganz seltene Ausgabe, siehe Fotos

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        Chess Lyrics: A Collection of Chess Problems

      New York: J. H. Graham, 1905. xciv+476 with frontispiece, portrait plate and diagrams. Thick octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in half leather with six raised spine bands with gilt lettering in brown spine label over marbled boards. Edited by Alain c White. (Betts: 33-55) First edition of White's first Christmas book.In his introductory essay, "Some thoughts on problem Matters," the author first gives an account of his own career in problem composition, with examples of his work; he goes on to deal with aspects of problem construction, including such subjects as purity, complexity of two-movers compared with three-movers, duals, adjudication, coincidences, resemblances, originality, etc. there follow 282 of his composition, with solutions and notes by various composers.Composer of Scottish descent, schoolteacher in Jamaica. Composed orthodox Two- and Three-movers. In 1880-1 he first competed in an international tournament for chess problems; he won third prize in the Burnley Express problem tournament. Over the years he won some 200 prizes for chess problems, and quickly established a reputation as one of the most outstanding composers of chess problems in the world. In 1887 he published a book, Chess: Its Poetry and Its Prose, under the patronage of distinguished men, such as the Bishop of Jamaica, and the Governor, and the British politicians Lord Randolph Churchill and Sir Robert Peel. The book dealt with the basics of chess and with the art of the chess problem. He lost his sight in early 1896, and after a period of despair he found that he still could compose. Then he begun to move away from the conventional style of his time. Mackenzie said this about composing blind: "I have lately come to think that problem composition is peculiarly a mental work, and that employment of board and men is in many ways a nuisance. ... Certainly the three-movers I composed since losing my sight are infinitely superior, as a whole, to those composed before."Condition:Attractively bound in quarter leather, some occasional internal soiling, lacks White's Christmas greetings else a very nice copy of on of the scarcer Christmas series.

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        [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.

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        Heures de Corse

      E. Sansot & Cie. Original, one of six numbered copies on Japan Edition, leading copy. Bound in half morocco fir, back with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, golden head on witnesses, elegant binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Our copy is enriched with an important autograph note signed two pages of the author Jules Bois in which he nicknamed "love and friend" and when it comes to lunch which would join a Miss Nau and Paul Fort who had just "whack the Sar and avenge the Archon" (Antoine de la Rochefoucauld). Beautiful copy well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! E. Sansot & Cie Paris 1905 10x15,5cm relié

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        Cache la Poudre: The Romance of a Tenderfoot in the Days of Custer . . . Illustrated with Paintings by Charles Schreyvogel, Edward W. Deming and Henry Fangel. Also by many photographs and numerous human documents.

      First edition, large paper issue, one of 500 numbered copies. New York: Orange Judd Company; London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1905. 4to, full Indian smoke tanned buckskin with a pictorial front cover and fringes. 96 illustrations, many of them color illustrations on coated stock, photographs and sketches. ¶ An unusually elaborate production and story that begins in New York at Delmonico's in 1873 and takes the reader through the plains and to the scene of Custer's final battle, lavishly illustrated with realistic photographs and classic Western art. Though fiction, Myrick goes to great length to make this a realistic story based on fact - particularly involving the incidents about Custer at Little Big Horn. Spine somewhat rubbed; hinges starting, but sound; very good copy.

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        Flora italica cryptogama. Pars I: Fungi. Vol. I, Fasc. 1: Elenco bibliografico della micologia italiana. + Fasc. 2: Supplemento II al'elenco bibliografico della Micologia Italiana. + Fasc. 3: Pyrenomycetae. Xylariaceae, Valsaceae, Ceratostomataceae. + Vol. II, fasc. 2: Pyrenomycetae. Sphaeriaceae: Allantosphorae, Hyalosporae, Phaeosphorae. + Fasc. 11: Pyrenomycetae. Sphaeriaceae: Hyalodidymae. + Fasc. 4: Uredinales. Genera: Uromices et Puccinia (in Compositis). + Fasc. 7: Uredinales. Genera: Puccinia et Gymnosporangium. + Fasc. 12: Uredinales (continuatio et finis). + Fasc. 5: Gasterales. Secotiaceae, Lycoperdaceae, Sclerodermataceae. + Fasc. 6: Hyphales. Tuberculariaceae - Stilbaceae. + Fasc. 8: Hyphales. Dematiaceae. + Fasc. 10: Hyphales. Mucedinaceae. + Fasc. 13: Hyphales. Aggiunte. Indice generale. + Fasc. 14: Hymeniales. Pars I (Leucosporae et Rhodosporae). + Fasc. 15: Hymeniales (Ceterae agaricaceae, Polyporaceae, Hydnaceae, Thelephoraceae, Tremellaceae). + Fasc. 16: Laboulbeniales. Peyritschiellaceae, Dimorphomycetaceae, Laboulbeniaceae, Eterothallicae, Laboulbeniaceae, Homothallicae, Ceratomycetaceae. + Fasc. 17: Ustilaginales. Tilletiaceae, Graphiolaceae, Ustilagineceae.

      Rocca S.Casciano, Cappelli, 1905/1934, diciassette parti rilegatei n sei volumi in-8vo mezza tela rossa con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, Fasc. 1, 1905, pp. 135Fasc. 2, 1912, pp. 51Fasc. 3, 1906, pp. 352Vol. II, Fasc. 2, 1907, pp. 353/492Fasc. 11, 1913, pp. 493/700Fasc. 4, 1908, pp. 144Fasc. 7, 1910,pp. 145/338Fasc. 12, 1914, pp. 337/519Fasc. 5, 1909, pp. 139Fasc. 6, 1910, pp. 194Fasc. 8, 1912, pp. 195/584Fasc. 10, 1913, pp. 535/846Fasc. 13, 1914, pp. 847/979Fasc. 14, 1915, pp. 576 con VI tavole a colori fuori testoFasc. 15, 1916, pp. 577/1386 con tav. VII/XI fuori testoFasc. 16, 1934, pp. 157Fasc. 17, 1938, pp. 443. Con numerose figure nel testo. In ottime condizioni.

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        Collection of Christmas cards.

      1896-1905. Two mats with multiple openings,4ff. A collection of ten color Christmas cards designed by Georgie Gaskin for Laurence W. Hodson and his family. The printed versions of the cards are accompanied by a hand-colored rough illustration of three children at play that went unused. This collection also contains an original drawing and two proofs, including one that is hand-colored, of one of the cards depicting Santa Claus, heavily laden with sacks of toys, bestowing gifts upon two of the Hodsons' children. The drawing is initialed and dated 1896. The color printed cards are displayed in two mats with five openings each. They feature delicate vining borders intertwined with banners that extend the Christmas greeting for that year. The subjects of the cards include the Hodson children at play and nativity scenes, and one contains a calendar for the year 1905. Georgie Gaskin and her husband, Arthu were heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Though Arthur Gaskin illustrated books, including The Shepheard's Calendar by the Kelmscott Press, the couple was more well known for their elegant handmade jewelry. Georgie designed the jewelry, which often featured elaborate flowering vines, a characteristic that can readily be seen in these Christmas card designs. The original drawing has a few spots of discoloration, not affecting the image; otherwise, the items in this collection are in fine condition.

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        Primavera. Original-Radierung.

      Um 1905 - Bildgrösse: 24,5x34,5 cm. - Blattgrösse: 35,8x43,7 cm. Unten rechts signiert "Gottardo", links hs. bezeichnet "Nach Giovanni Segantini sein Sohn". 1 Blatt auf Bütten. In Goldrahmen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        History of the Champagne Trade in England.

      8vo., original red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Spine darkened with a couple of spots, some fading to boards, small repaired split to top of upper joint, some foxing most noteably to first and last few leaves. First edition of Simon's first book. Andre Simon was a wine connoisseur, historian, importer and author. Born in Paris, he came to London at the age of 25 as the English agent for the champagne house of Pommery and Greno and remained in Britain for the rest of his life. Shortly after arriving Simon embarked upon his first book The History of the Champagne Trade in England. "Simon's English prose style: [is] unmistakably charming, stately and faintly whimsical at once."(High Johnson, Oxford Wine Companion). This was to be the first of over 100 books and pamphlets penned by Simon on wine and food. This copy is inscribed by Simon on the front-free endpaper. "With the author's compliments Andre L Simon 11.12.08." A final line of the inscription below this has been inked out. Also with the ownership name of wine merchant R Denny above the inscription. With a 1934 newspaper clipping on front pastedown.

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        A Staff Officer's Scrap-Book During the Russo-Japanese War.

      8vo. 2 volumes. Bound in full tree-calf by T. Hunt of Wellington College, decorative gilt border with the Wellington College crest to the upper board, spine in 6 compartments with five raised bands and red leather label, gilt decorations, marbled edges and endpapers; photographic frontispiece to each volume, numerous illustrations, maps and sketches; fine; provenance: with the bookplates of General Sir Richard Edward Worsley pasted to each ffep. First edition. General Sir Ian Hamilton (1853 - 1947) is best remembered for commanding the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Battle of Gallipoli, a disastrous campaign that resulted in him being relieved of his command. The notes for this book were taken between 1904 and 1905 when Hamilton served as the military attaché of the Indian Army serving with the Japanese during the Russo-Japanese War. A Staff Officer's Scrap-Book gained wide acclaim, cited by Britannica as "a book which by reason of the interest of its subject, the charm of the author's style, and the combination of war experience and of imagination which inspired his judgments and criticisms, at once took rank in Europe as a modern military classic."

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        Le Cantique des Cantiques qui est sur Salomon

      Librairie universelle. Edition originale de la traduction littérale, mise en scène jouée pour la première à Paris le 22 Mai 1905 par Jean de Bonnefon, imprimée à 517 exemplaires, le nôtre non justifié sur vergé.Premier tirage des gravures de Franz Kupka, lettrines et encadrement<s de guirlandes florales polychromes.Couverture illustrée rempliée.Très bel exemplaire. Librairie universelle Paris 1905 29,5x40cm broché

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        Chess in Icelandic Literature with Historical Notes on other Table-Games

      Florence: The Florentine Typographical Society, 1905. ix+400 pages with frontispiece, one illustration and diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 3/4") bound in original brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Betts: 6-33) First edition.Also published in New York, Stechart, 1915. Includes an account of chess in Iceland (chapters: Polar chess, Chess in the sagas, The story of Frithiof) whence it came from England in the 12th century, and it developed peculiarities in rule and nomenclature which existed until the 19th century. Only part (about on-seventh) of the book concerns chess, the remainder ("Stray notes") deals with the Europeans history of a group of other games: draughts, fox and geese, tables, merelles, or the morris game, etc. Fiske was born on November 11, 1831 in Ellisburg, New York. He attended Cazenovia Seminary, New York and Hamilton college in Clinton, New York. During his sophomore year, he left Hamilton to study Scandinavian languages in Europe, supporting himself as a correspondent for the New York Tribune. He spent his last two years in the Uppsala University in Sweden, also supporting himself by teaching English. In 1852, he returned to the U.S. and took a job as a librarian at the Astor Library in N.Y. During his stay at Astor Library, Fiske began his personal library containing a collection of Icelandic books which would become the largest in America as well as other topics such as Persian texts and philological works. Fiske, an avid chess player, was approached by Hardman Phillips Montgomery, a former postmaster of Philadelphia, about staging a contest between the three best chess players in the U. S. Fiske liked the idea, but not known for thinking small and quite aware of the importance of the London International Tournament in 1851, he proposed instead a National Tournament at which players from all over the country could meet and test themselves, but also at which the leading chess players could establish an organization to promote and encourage chess in America as well as establish standard rules of play. And so through Fiske the 1st American Chess Congress was conceived. Through the Congress, he met and became a close friend to the chess prodigy, Paul Morphy. Afterwards he wrote what most chess scholars consider one of the finest tournament books, the Book of the American Chess Congress. For the next few years, he edited the American Chess Monthly, with Paul Morphy listed as nominal co-editor. When Fiske failed to receive an expected promotion at the Astor Library in 1859, he resigned and took a position as secretary of the American Geographical Society where he remained until 1861 when he was attached to the American Legation to Vienna, serving under John Lothrop Motley. Returning to the U.S. in 1864, he was made editor of the Syracuse Daily Journal until 1866, followed by that of the Hartford Courant. In 1868 Fiske traveled to Egypt and Palestine, acting as a correspondent for several newspapers and upon his return in January of 1869 accepted the position as Professor of Northern European Languages and as Head Librarian for the new Cornell University. Fiske held these positions until his resignation in 1883. In 1879 Fiske visited Iceland for his first and only time. He edited the first Icelandic Chess Magazine in 1901 (published in Venice) and donated thousands of chess books to the Icelandic libraries. In 1905 Fiske's famous book, Chess in Iceland and in Icelandic Literature was published posthumously.

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        By Gustave Verbeek Topsy Turvy World of Gustave Verbeek - Four Confusing Tales Each Illustrated by Six Up-turnable Pict

      Torbar Limited, 1905. Pamphlet. Used; Acceptable. Pamphlet; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Mines - Album 1905.

      Paris, Selbstverlag, (1905). Quer-8°. o. Pag. [10 Bll.] Illustr. OBrosch. In franz. Sprache. Nr.162 von 200 num. Expl. Mit eighd. Signatur des Herausgebers. - Leichte Gbrsp., etw. fingerfleckig. - Die gereimten Beiträgen zu den Lehrern und die dazugehörenden Illustrationen sind monogrammiert: \"L.B.\", \"A. H. C. \", \"L. R.\", \"E. V.\", \"D. C.\", \"H. R.\" und \"R.\". - Äußerst selten. - Tirage de 200 cent exemplaire. Extrem rare dans in un tres bonne condition. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Franz. Literatur; Illustr. Bücher

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        Papeles de Nueva España

      Madrid and Mexico City: Establecimiento tipografia and Vargas Rea, 1905?-1948. 37 volumes. 6 volumes bound in red cloth with original wrappers bound in, the other volumes bound in wrappers. Various sizes from Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 7") to octavo (8" x 6") From the library of George M Foster. Handbook of Middle American Indians, volume 13. 1st editionModern scholarship continues to be deeply indebted to the labors of Francisco del Paso y Troncoso, less for any extended completed studies or synthesis than for a lifetime of collecting historical materials of the greatest importance to continuing investigation. His activities in Europe during the 23 years he spent searching out, copying and preparing for publication a vast store of prime documentary materials for the pre-Conquest and colonial history of Mexico have been abundantly documented. Paso y Troncoso saw his prime mission as twofold. First, he proposed to gather and publish as complete a corpus of Sahagun documents as possible. His interest in the great Franciscan had stemmed from the days when Paso y Troncoso as a young man had helped Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta prepare the latter's Bibliografia mexicana del siglo XVI. Second, he expected to copy documentary source materials related to colonial Mexico, an elaborate group of varied papers which he generically called "Papeles de Nueva Espana." In a letter from Madrid, Paso y Troncoso outlined to the Secretary of Public Instruction his views and plans for the "Papeles de Nueva Espana". He mentioned that for various reasons the material had he had compiled for publication under that general title should be divided into series, each according to the class of data it contained. Each series would begin with a volume 1, and subsequent volumes would include similar documents, rather than being only a single series with diverse materials. Various circumstances frustrated Paso y Troncoso's dream of putting numerous volumes of several series each of the PNE into print. He published four relatively complete volumes, and two partial volumes, of Series 2. "Geography and Statistics." Complete were volumes 1, 4, 5, 6 and partially complete were volumes 3 and 7 (all included in these volumes). At Paso y Troncoso's death various works were in the printing houses of Spain. Most of these volumes seem to have been lost or dispersed. Only volume 1 of series was published, Salazar's Cronica de Nueva Espana (lacking in these volumes, but offered separately by the Hispanic Society). Several later hands have dipped into the mass of material Paso y Troncoso compiled for PNE and have utilized his transcripts or copies for publication. Series 1, "Bibliographies," was respectably issued in four volumes under the general title Indices de documentos de Nueva Espana existentes en el Archivo de Indias de Sevilla, 1928-1933 lacking in these volumes. The unpublished portions of Series 2, volume 2 "Geography and Statistics," have appeared under the imprint of Luis Vargas Rea included in these volumes. Vargas Rea in his supplement to Series 2, volume 3, in 7 parts included in these volumes did not complete the reports on the archdiocese of Mexico. From 1944 through 1946, Vargas Rea published most of the hitherto unpublished materials Paso y Troncoso had compiled for volume 7, Relationes geograficas from Michoacan. Six of the eight parts are included in these volumes. In 1948 Volume 9 of PNE, Series 2, appeared under the Vargas Rea imprint in seven small volumes included in these volumes It reproduced what Paso y Troncoso had considered to be the second part of the Memoriales of Bishop Alonso Mota y Escobar, a portion dealing with Nueva Galicia from a manuscript he had found in the British Museum. The whole of the Vargas Rea publications were numbered limited edition prints usually not exceeding 150 and often not more than 100 copies. Thus making the entire printing of Paso y Troncoso vary scarce.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:George Foster's stamp on front wrappers, edge wear, some soiling else a very good set of a rare piece of Colonial Mexican history.

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Illustrated by Sydney Paget.

      London: George Newnes Ltd., 1905. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 403, 3 of adverts.With full page black and white illustrations throughout. Publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt. Internally clean and tight. Cloth shows bumping to spine ends, light edgewear and rubbing. Gilt and cloth darkened to spine. Internally clean, minor spotting. Front inner hinge starting. A very good, strong copy. A collection of thirteen Holmes stories, among them some of the most interesting in the whole series - 'The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton' is a good example (which Doyle first called 'The Adventure of the Worst Man in London'). Green & Gibson [A29a].

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        Le roi Bombance

      Mercure de France. First edition on ordinary paper. Black half shagreen, marbled covers, pastedowns and endpapers, covers preserved.Handsome autograph inscription from Filippo-Tommaso Marinetti to Pierre Mortier enriched, in front, with his adress in Milano. Mercure de France Paris 1905 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Une femme m'apparut

      Alphonse Lemerre. 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

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        The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

      London: Longman's Colonial Library. 1905. First colonial edition. 8vo. Publisher's pictorial green cloth titled and decorated in gilt and black to spine and front board. Minor edgewear, scuffing and wrinkiling, some slight spots of discolouration and soiling to the boards. A solid copy. Pictorial endpapers, foxing to prelims intruding upon first few pages. Spotting to page edges. A respectable copy of a scarce bit of Sherlockiana.

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        The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a discourse of rivers, fish-ponds, fish and fishing.

      London: Henry Frowde, (c. 1905). (xx), (586)pp. From "The Fifth Edition, much corrected and enlarged." Printed on India paper at the Oxford University Press, with a frontispiece portrait and half-tone title. This copy is from the miniature library of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,and bears his initials, as well as those of Eleanor Roosevelt, on the verso of the front endpaper. Also on the front endpaper is the numbered book label from Roosevelt's library. Roosevelt was the only president who collected miniature books: it is estimated that his collection comprised over 750 volumes, many of which were presented to him by Eleanor, and these bore both of their initials. This copy was sold at the first auction of the Roosevelt miniatures in 1951, which took place at the Hammer Galleries in New York. Accompanying the book is a magazine clipping announcing the sale, and the lot ticket and estimate. From this sale, the book was bequeathed to the purchaser's son, who, in turn, gave it to its most recent owner -- an angling enthusiast. Bound in brown polished calf with simple gilt rules on both panels and title in gilt on the spine. Spine and corner tips show some drying, frontispiece detached and laid in place, else a near fine copy. A.e.g. (Spielmann 504; Bondy p. 117; Welsh 7030; See Bromer/Edison, p. 156). (2 3/16 by 1 15/16; 60x49mm). Together with: Weber, Francis J. FDR's Little Books. Bradenton, FL, Opuscula Press, 1991. First edition. One of 150 copies. With 20-cent FDR postage stamp from 1982 as frontispiece. Very fine in light gray linen cloth.

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        "The Heart of the Empire." A View of London from the Tower of the Royal Exchange at the Accession of his Majesty King Edward the Seventh.

      LUND, Neils M. "The Heart of the Empire." A View of London from the Tower of the Royal Exchange at the Accession of his Majesty King Edward the Seventh. Original photogravure printed in colours on India laid paper, published by by Manzi Joyant & Co, 1905. 665 x 800 mm. £1650

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        Spokane Washington....

      Spokane, WA. John W. Graham & Co. 1905. Color wall map, chromolithograph bird's eye view, sheet size 41 1/2 x 61 inches, mounted on linen and attached to wood rods at upper and lower edge. Light toning associated with aging of original protective lacquer coating. Overall very good, bright and clean condition. A visually stunning and detailed bird's eye view of the Spokane area, published by J.W. Graham & Co., a paper and stationery supply store. In 1898 the main commercial area of Spokane had suffered a devastating fire; along with loss of life, there had been hundreds of thousands of dollars of property damage to Spokane, including the total loss of the Graham store, then located in the Great Eastern block (built in 1890 at a cost of $250,000). A mere 7 years later J.W. Graham & Co. trumpeted the resurgence of the Inland Empire, and their business, in this huge bird's eye view image. The legend along the lower edge identifies 74 sites, including two J.W. Graham locations one of which is a warehouse; there is an inset at the upper left edge of the military post Fort Wright....

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        The Flowering Plants Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies the Club Mosses, Horsetails, &c. COMPLETE 12 ISSUES (FOUR VOLUMES) in ORIGINAL WRAPPERS.

      London. Frederick Warne & Co. 1899-1905. 12 ISSUES (4 VOLUMES of 3 parts each). 319 coloured plates, xiii 269xii 279xi 258xi 215pp, 10 x 6 3/4 inches, decorative color stiff card wrappers with color pictorial cover label (softbound). Light wear and soiling to covers, chips to head and tail of spine of a few issues, owner inscription in pencil to front covers, some pages unopened, occasional faint foxing (mainly to outer edges and not affecting images), a few pages loose in Vol.IV Part XI. Overall, very good condition with clean plates. A very scarce issue of a classic set by Anne Pratt in original decorative paper wrappers. This is the revised edition, published in London and New York, of a work originally published in 1851 with color wood engravings (Friedman, Color Printing #65); in the introduction Step states "All the coloured plates have been specially compared for this edition with the carefully hand-coloured originals; and the colour printing has been thereby improved." The plates are indeed bright and crisp in printing (compared to some of the late nineteenth century issues) and most attractive. The images include peonies, orchids, lilies, roses, ferns, etc. Complete set: Vol. I Parts I, II, III, Vol. II Parts IV, V, VI, Vol. III Parts VII, VIII, IX, Vol. IV Parts X, XI, XII. The third part of each volume contains a title page, preface and contents for binding purposes. The final issue, Vol. IV Part XII contains a complete Index to Orders and Genera and a General Index for all twelve issues. Although "Published Fortnightly" appears on the covers, the title page from Vol. I has a date of 1899 while the other three volumes are dated 1905. An exceptional item.

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        The Birds of Tunisia: Being a History of the Birds found in the Regency of Tunis

      R.H. Porter, 1905. 2 vols: xxxii, 294; xviii, 410, 2 photogravure frontispieces, 15 hand col litho. plates by Gronvold, 2 photographic plates, 2 folding maps. Half morocco. Very attractive set bound in cont. 1/2 morocco, marbled boards (a little rubbed and scuffed), teg. Copy number 123 Edition limited to 250 numbered copies

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        Serat Menak [ The Book of Menak]....

      1905. 276 pages of Javanese manuscript written in the hanacaraka script in a lined journal, double card covers have separated on the lower cover and a few unrelated printed leaves in Dutch (including a form in Dutch authorising someone to collect wood!) bound in presumably to give the covers strength are now visible. Even browning, some occasional stains in the margins, insect damage at lower corner last two leaves not affecting text, one leaf written upside down, first leaf creased, binding skewed and worn but still sound. A very nice manuscript copy of an important Javanese work. 35 x 20.5cm. This manuscript is of The Javanese Menak which are romances inspired by stories of Persian origin based on the adventures of Amir Hamzah or Amir Ambyah, the uncle of the prophet Muhammad. The MS is written in a clear hand in Javanese hanacaraka script.Some initial leaves give a list of the contents of the book as well as a history of its provenance which states that this is a book of Menak, written by Sumantri in Blora, bought by Mas Martosudirjo, head teacher in Blora, 1905 and signed by Martosudirjo.The preliminary leaves are followed by the manscript of the story itself which is in macapat verse beginning in Durma metre. A small notation in the top left corner of p.1 of the MS seems to indicate that the writing of the manuscript was begun on May 12th, 1905 and completed on September 12th 1905. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157143)....

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        Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries.

      Glasgow: Maclehose, 1903-1905. Twelve volumes, octavo, illustrated throughout with maps (many folding), proof impressions of the plates; essentially an excellent set in the original quarter parchment gilt over blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others uncut. A fine set of the famous Maclehose edition of Hakluyt. This handsome production reprints the second and best edition of Hakluyt's magnum opus, a classic of travel literature, the first English collection of voyages, and one of the gems of Elizabethan letters. Hakluyt himself was 'the first lecturer on modern geography and one of the leading spirits of Elizabethan maritime expansion' (PMM). The work is devoted to American discoveries and the British colonisation of America, and although published a few years before the Dutch voyage of the Duyfken to the west coast of Cape York in 1605, it is significant that by the time of the revised second edition, Hakluyt was able to include the first tentative forays of the English into the South Seas, whether round Cape Horn or through the Straits of Magellan. As a result, Hakluyt's book represents the pinnacle of Elizabethan geography, but is also among the earliest published works on British expansion into the Pacific.The final part, originally published in 1600, includes most of the New World material, not only cataloguing many of the early American discoveries, but also representing the cusp of early voyages into the Pacific, notably in the section entitled "A Catalogue of divers English voyages, some intended and some performed to the Streights of Magellan, the South Sea... to the headland of California, and to the Northwest... ". Printed here are not only reports of the voyages of Drake and several of his compatriots, there is an early account of the important 1586 voyage of Thomas Cavendish, and discussions of major voyages which were destined for the South Seas but failed to round Cape Horn, including those of Edward Fenton (intended for China), Robert Withrington, and the failed 1591 second voyage of Cavendish.The Maclehose edition is considered the finest modern edition of Hakluyt. It was published as the first twelve numbers of the "Extra Series" of the Hakluyt Society. This is the deluxe issue, from an edition of 100 copies, without the limitation leaf (apparently so issued).

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        Five Reports on Western China by Consul-General (later Sir) Alexander Hosie....

      London. HMSO. 1883- 1905. Reports included in this collection are:China No.1 (1883). Despatch from Her Majesty's Chargé D'Affaires at Peking, Forwarding a Report by Mr. A. Hosie, Student Interpreter in the China Consular Service of a Journey through the Provinces of Kueichow and Yünnan. 37pp.China No.2 (1884). Report by Mr. Hosie of a Journey through the Provinces of Ssu-Ch'uan, Yünnan, and Kuei Chou: February 11 to June 14, 1883. 95pp. China No.2 (1885). Report by Mr. Hosie of a Journey through Central Ssu-Ch'uan in June and July, 1884. 37pp. First 6 pages evenly browned.China No.5 (1904). Report by Consul-General Hosie on the Province of Ss?ch'uan. 2 folding black and white maps. 100pp. Last leaf of text and the two maps detached but present. 1904.China No.1 (1905). Report by Mr. A. Hosie, His Majesty's Consul-General at Chengtu, on a Journey to the Eastern Frontier of Thibet. Folding colour map. 87pp. Disbound, each report separate. Quarto. Very good copies. These five reports by (Sir) Alexander Hosie (1853-1925) of the British Consular Service in China record journeys he made in Western China in the early 1880s and again in the early 1900s. They were all considered valuable by the British Ministers to China of the day, and were printed for the information of both Houses of the British Parliament.The earlier reports are mainly on travel in the western provinces, then not as well-explored or well-known as they had become by the time of his later journeys, and one was specifically concerned with investigating insect white wax, a valuable local export commodity and securing specimens of the trees from which it was taken, as requested by the Director of Kew Gardens. Hosie's accounts create a vivid picture of people and places, officials and soldiers, trade routes and burden bearers, products and scenery, mountains and rivers, and we can form a view of the man himself, and of his humanity. They were all made at first hand, for in his three years in West China, Hosie is credited with having travelled 5,000 miles, mainly on foot and horseback. (P.D. Coates - The China Consuls (Hong Kong, OUP, 1988), p. 313.) The record of the journey to the Tibetan frontier in mid 1904 took place when a British force crossed into Southern Tibet, overcame opposition, and occupied the capital Lhasa. In fact, Hosie was on the Chinese frontier at that very time, and was not permitted to cross into Tibetan territory. Always a shrewd observer, Hosie was also an accomplished writer who could entertain as well as inform. His account of this journey is one of his best.The other 1904 publication is devoted to a detailed description of the products of Western China, listed under vegetable, animal and mineral heads, and ends with his opinion that, however desirable, promotion of the export trade by any seem-ingly possible river route was in fact impractical.Along with Hosie's reports on other travels conducted in the 1890s when he had twice been British Consul at Newchang in Manchuria, and the account of his later travels to check the location and extent of cultivation of the opium poppy in the early 1910s, the reports on China's western provinces were also used in the four books which he published on these subjects between 1890 and 1922: namely, Three Years in Western China .. (editions in 1890 and 1897); Manchuria: Its People, Resources and History (1904); On the Trail of the Opium Poppy . , two vols, 1914); and Szechuan: Its Products, Industries and Resources, 1922).These books notwithstanding, the official publications, which contain the original accounts and are well produced (the last two with large folding maps) have an abiding charm and long-term value of their own. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 150304)....

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        Autograph letter on a postal card to composer and conductor Curt Schindler, signed "Dr. Rich. Strauss."

      Dated Marquartstein, Oberbaiern, July 2, 1905. In ink. In German (with translation). Strauss has received a printed copy of Oscar Wilde's play, Salome, from America. He urges Schindler to reassure a certain Dr. M. about some unfounded rumors from London, and asks him how much more a copyist, Rabbeis, has to write. "I have just received a very handsome printed copy of the French S[alome] from America... The London rumors are baseless; calm Dr. M!" Somewhat worn and creased; two small tears to edges. Less than two weeks before he penned this letter, Strauss had completed the full score of his opera, Salome, which he had adapted from Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wilde's eponymous play. (Indeed, his inquiries about [R.?] "Rabbeis," whose name appears on one of Arnold Schoenberg's lists of available copyists, may refer to the copying of orchestral scores or parts of the opera). As the present letter indicates, Strauss was very keen to obtain Wilde's original - if idiosyncratic - French text, from which he hoped to construct his own French-language version of the opera. With the help of Romain Rolland, he succeeded and, although his plans to stage it at the Opéra Comique in Paris never materialized, it was favorably received at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels on March 25, 1907; the highly successful premiere of the original German version had, of course, already taken place at the Dresden Hofoper on December 9, 1905. Kurt Schindler (1882-1935) was an American composer, conductor, and folksong collector of German birth.

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        History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria, by G. Maspero. Volumes X, XI, and XII by S. Rapoport. Volume XIII by L. W. King and H. R. Hall. Edited by A.H. Sayce and Translated by L.M. McClure

      London: The Grolier Society, n.d. (c.1905). Complete in 13 volumes, large 8vo. Publisher's original maroon half morocco with gilt titles and gilt Egyptian-style tooling to spines, marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt others untrimmed. Generously illustrated, frontispieces and several plates in colour. Edges dusty; light general rubbing. An excellent set, shows extremely well.

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         Récréations et Passe-temps

      Paris, Hachette, (1905), gd in 4°, de 380pp., ill. de 132 planches h.t. dont 30 en couleur, et 249 figures in t., Cartonnage éditeur illustré en couleur sur les plats et le dos, le tout d'après Robert Sallès, tête dorée. Bel exemplaire frais, condition rare. Edition originale. Ouvrage très documenté, sur les jeux de table (trictrac, échecs, dames, dés, osselets, dominos, jeux de hasard), la loterie, loto, biribi, trou-madame ; les jeux de patience (solitaire, mangeur de cerises, le bernement) ; les jeux de société (charades, bulles de savon, jeu de la vessie) ; petits jeux et exercices de société dont jeu du baiser, cheval d'Aristote, le pont d'amour, la pendule ou le jeu du pied de boeuf ; les jeux forains (jongleurs, acrobates, masques, joutes, mât de cocagne, montagnes russes ...)

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        Zur Strahlung der Sterne / Eine Annäherungs-formel für die Abhängigkeit zwischen Beleuchtungshelligkeit und Unterschieds-empfindlichkeit des Auges

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1905. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. I. Zur Strahlung der Sterne. Offprint from: Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Photographie, Photophysik und Photochemie, Vol. 3, no. 11, pp. 429-442, 5 tables. II. Eine Annäherungs- formel für die Abhängigkeit zwischen Beleuchtungshelligkeit und Unterschieds-empfindlichkeit des Auges. Offprint from: Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Photographie, Photophysik und Photochemie, Vol. 3, no. 12, pp. [1] 468-472, 1 figure and 2 tables. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1905. 8vo (237x165 mm). Library stamp on both inner end papers. Both offprints bound with the original orange wrappers in contemporary half calf with morocco labels lettered in gilt to front cover. Internally very little age-toned. Provenances: Carlsbergfondets Bibliotek (ink stamp to inner front covers), Anke Kryster (small ink stamp to top of flyleaves). Fine copies. ----I. DSB VI, pp.350-3; A.J. Wesselink, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Quart. J. Royal Astron. Soc. 9 (1968) pp.337-341; A.V. Nielsen, Ejnar Hertzsprung, measurer of the stars, Sky & Telescope 35 (1968) pp.4-6; K.Aa. Strand, Ejnar Hertzsprung, 1873-1967, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific 80 (1968) pp.51-56. - FIRST EDITION and presentation copy of the very rare offprint with "Überreicht vom Verfasser" printed on front wrapper upper right. In 1905 Hertzsprung published the article "Zur Strahlung der Sterne", unfortunately in the - astronomical and academically - obscure journal "Zeitschrift für Wissenschaftliche Photographie, Photophysik und Photochemie" in which he positioned his observations and the results in tables, not in figures and diagrams. In his paper Zur Strahlung der Sterne (on the radiation of stars), "Hertzsprung showed, ?rst, that stars with very sharp absorption lines in Antonia Maury's classi?cation system were more luminous than others - a discovery that became the foundation of the method of stellar parallax - and, second, that stars could be classi?ed in two series, the main sequence (in modern parlance) and the high-luminosity giant stars when plotted in a diagram of intrinsic luminosity vs. temperature. Because of the appearance of these results in a photography journal, it had little impact in the astronomical community, and it was not until the same relationship had been discovered by Henry Norris Russell, several years later, that Hertzsprung's discoveries were recognized. The diagram became known as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram." (K. van Berkel et al., The History of Science in the Netherlands, 1999, p.460). Hertzsprung's work on the radiation of stars was reprinted in Oswalds Klassiker der exakten Wissenschaften, Vol. 255. Very Good.

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        Rhopalocera Palaearctica. Papilionindae et Pieridae (Texte + Atlas)

      Florence: Privately published, 1905-1911. lxxxvi, (2), 368; xii, 86 plates (41 col), 2 folding maps (1 col). Hardback. 2 vols, large-4to, bound in two, orig. full tan leather (some abrasions to edges/corners; some mottling to vol. 2), boards embossed with title and geometric pattern; rebacked with matching spines. Some foxing. Original printed part wrappers bound at rear, each bearing contemporary manuscript note of pages/plates included in each. Also includes cancels of pages 1-16, caption leaves for plates I-III (2 versions of each), IV-VIII, XII, XXVI XLI, XLIII XLIV, XL XLII XLVI. Text French. Rare. Privately published in a very small edition. Originally issued as 36 livraisons. Plates numbered A,B, 1-12, I-LXXII.

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