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        Fighting the Polar Ice

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1906. First edition. Illustrated throughout. xxii, 296, [vi] pp. 8vo. Original blindstamped green cloth, spine gilt, partially unopened, extremities slightly rubbed. A very good copy. First edition. Illustrated throughout. xxii, 296, [vi] pp. 8vo. Author's presentation copy. Inscribed on the half-title: "To F.L. Root with remembrance of the days at the Realty Trust and best wishes Anthony Fiala April 29/[19]38". The Ziegler Polar Expedition - or Fiala expedition - was a failed attempt to reach the North Pole. Departing Tromso in June 1903, one of the expeditions ships was wrecked in bad weather and both provisions and coal were lost. Three attempts were made to reach the pole WRITE MORE ABOUT THE SHIPWRECK.

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        THE SONG OF ROLAND

      Cambridge, Massachusetts: Riverside Press, for Houghton Mifflin & Co, 1906. No. 33 OF 220 COPIES n. Hardcover. 445 x 292 mm (17 1/2 x 11 1/2"). xxxiv pp., [1] colophon. Translated from the Old French by Isabel Butler. No. 33 OF 220 COPIES. Publisher's quarter vellum over paper boards patterned with rows of alternating fleurs-de-lys and rosettes, flat spine with ink titling. In a (somewhat worn) folding chemise. Printer's device on title page, large arch-topped vignette at beginning of text, and five roundel vignettes, all colored by hand. Printed in red and black with shoulder notes printed in gold. Blumenthal "Printed Book in America," p. 65; Warde 71; Kelly 33. IN MINT CONDITION. This is one of designer Bruce Rogers' masterworks for the Riverside Press, a legend from the Age of Chivalry presented in a distinctly Medieval style, with text in black letter and illustrations inspired by the stained glass windows in Chartres Cathedral. Based on an historically minor eighth century military encounter, and composed at the end of the 11th century, the "Chanson de Roland" is described in the Italica Press publicity for a new edition "as the first masterpiece of French vernacular literature and one of the world's greatest epic poems. The earliest extant example of a medieval chanson de geste ('song of deeds'), its four thousand lines represent the most famous literary celebration of Carolingian mythology from the Middle Ages." For us, the Rogers edition is among the first accessible versions of "Roland," which, surprisingly, seems not to have been translated into English until late in the 19th century. The Indiana-born Rogers (1870-1957) was one of the leaders of the American typographic renaissance in the early 20th century. According to Blumenthal, "his greatness lay in the felicity of his brilliant manipulation of type and ornament, in his command of all the basic processes and their consummation in beautiful books--noble books that can be read with pleasure and owned with pride--not objets d'art to be stored behind glass." In a paper presented to the Bibliographical Society in 1915, A. W. Pollard proclaimed this volume "magnificent," noting that "this daring attempt to suggest a thirteenth century manuscript ranks high among Mr. Rogers' successes." Rogers himself was pleased with the work, including it in the so-called "Rogers Thirty," comprising his most successful commissions. The present copy is virtually unchanged since the day it left the press.

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        Etwas von den Wurzelkindern.

      J.F. Schreiber,, Esslingen und München, 1906 - Esslingen und München, J.F. Schreiber, (1906). 30 x 22,5 cm. (11) Bl. Mit 1 doppelseitigen und 8 ganzseitigen farbigen Lithographien. Farb. illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenband. Schiefertafel Jahrgang 6, Heft 1. - Erste Ausgabe des äusserst erfolgreichen Kinderbuches der jung verstorbenen Künstlerin und Ordensfrau Sibylle von Olfers (1881-1916). Vgl. Helmut Herbst Beschreibung und Abbildungen zur zweiten Auflage, im Gegensatz zur dieser ist die erste Ausgabe ohne Jahreszahl und ohne Angabe zur Auflage. Die illustrierten Vorsätze mit den aus dem Buch heraus gehenden Wurzelkindern (hellbraune Figuren auf dunkelbraunem Hintergrund). - Klammernbindung gelockert und zum Teil ausgerissen. Sprache: Deutsch / German Farb. illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenband. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ellen EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Pierre Douville, 1906. Fine. Pierre Douville, Paris 1906, 12x19cm, broché. - First edition on current paper, it has been printed in Holland paper 10 leading copies. Autograph signed by the author. A small hole and a slight marginal missing on the first guard. Beautiful cover illustrated by Van Welie. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 10 Hollande en grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Jean Lorrain. Un petit trou et un léger manque marginal sur la première garde. Belle couverture illustrée par Van Wélie.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        William Blake. A Critical Essay

      London: 1906, Chatto & WIndus. Half-title page inserted before frontispiece with inscription: "William Michael Rossetti/ from/ Algernon Charles Swinburne/ Sept. 16th 1906". Beneath which is notated: "Presented by me to my dear Mary. This book/ is the first copy wh. Swinburne sent to any one/ -i.e. to me. But the book turned out to be/ imperfect, one sheet being duplicated, + another/ omitted. So S. sent me a second copy. This/ inscription of his comes from the second copy, as I/ retained the first + fuller inscription, inserting/ it into that copy./ W.M. Rossetti/ 18 Septr. 1906." Octavo. x, 340 pages. Imperfect, as per Rossetti's note. Frontispiece portrait of Blake, title page in red and black. Publisher's black cloth with gilt title on spine, upper edge gilt. Boards rubbed and lightly soiled, spine sun faded, joints starting, small loss of cloth on rear joint near head of spine, half-title with inscription inserted with tape along the gutter, pages lightly toned, occasional foxing; otherwise in very good condition.

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        Western Tibet and the British Borderland. The Sacred Country of Hindus and Buddhists, with an Account of the Government, Religion, and Customs of its People

      London: Edward Arnold. 1906., 1906. First edition. Octavo, pp. xv, 376. Publisher's mid blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and charming gilt decoration to front. Contains two fold out maps, numerous photographic illustrations, and a chapter by Longstaff, of the Alpine Club, describing an attempt to climb Gurla Mandhata. Front map is intact but has become detached from the book, rear joint is beginning to loosen and has split the paper along the length of the gutter. Some spotting to the edges and prelims. Some bumping to the corners and to the spine along with general light wear. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        FANTASIO - 16 VOLUMES RELIES

      1906 - Paris,Felix Juven (1906-1914). Seize volumes in-4°(29x20cm). Cartonnage illustré de l'éditeur; Dos toilé. Environ 450p par volume.En pagination non continue. Nombreuses illustrations. Les couvertures n'ont pas été conservées. Certains numéros sont frottés et débrochés. L'ensemble reste en état correct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Western Tibet and the British Borderland The Sacred Country of Hindus and Buddhists, with an Account of the Government, Religion, and Customs of its People

      London: Edward Arnold. 1906., 1906. First edition. Octavo, pp. xv, 376. Publisher's mid blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and charming gilt decoration to front. Contains two fold out maps, numerous photographic illustrations, and a chapter by Longstaff, of the Alpine Club, describing an attempt to climb Gurla Mandhata. Front map is intact but has become detached from the book, rear joint is beginning to loosen and has split the paper along the length of the gutter. Some spotting to the edges and prelims. Some bumping to the corners and to the spine along with general light wear. A fine copy.

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        History of Washington County Maryland including History of Hagerstown Volume I and II

      John Runk & L. R. Titsworth, 1906-01-01. Paperback. Very Good. 2 Volume set. Hardcover. Bound in 3/4 modern black leather. Gilt spine. Black cloth boards. New floral endpapers. AEG. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Kristiania, 2. II. 1906.. 8vo. 1½ pp. on bifolium.. In English, to an unnamed male correspondent, regretting the death of the recipient's uncle, with whom Grieg once traveled, and stating his inability to make concert tours in the autumn and winter because of his health. - Folds, some light toning and foxing.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE STORY OF THE TEASING MONKEY. By the author of Little Black Mingo, Pat and the Spider, Etc.

      143[144] pages. Illustrated throughout in colour; the illustrations and text printed on one side of the page only. Original printed paper-covered boards with mounted pictorial pastedown. First edition. Tiny, superficial, rub on rear board, else a near fine copy of a particularly scarce title.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Variations plaisantes sur un thème grave pour orchestre et harpe obligée... A Monsieur A. Blondel. Autograph musical manuscript signed

      Folio (ca. 350 x 270 mm.) Disbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), [i] (dedication), 14, 1f. (blank) pp. Notated in blue and red ink on 22-stave music paper blindstamped "H. Lard Esnault Ed. Bellamy Sr. Paris" at upper inner margins. With the autograph signature of the composer ("Roger- Ducasse") and date ("Octobre 1906") to lower portion of title. Includes two autograph dedications, one to the harpist Albert Blondel at upper margin of title and the other "A Jean Aubry, en souvenir du 24 février. Très amicalement R.D." to the verso of the second leaf. The complete score of this work for harp, here in orchestral reduction, with the harp part notated in blue ink and the orchestral part in red. With numerous annotations, corrections, and performance markings in pencil in another hand, almost exclusively to the harp part. Slightly worn and soiled; short tears and remnants of sewing thread to inner margins. . Variations plaisantes was first performed in Paris on January 24, 1909, with the renowned harpist Marcel Grandjany (1891-1975) at the harp. A. Durand published the work in both full score and piano reduction in the same year. Roger-Ducasse "studied composition with Fauré, counterpoint with Gédalge, harmony with Pessard and piano with Charles-Auguste de Bériot... He was a founding member of the Société Musicale Indépendante (1909) along with Ravel, Vuillermoz and Koechlin. A friend of Debussy's, he gave an early of performance En blanc et noir with him in December 1916, and was with Chouchou (Debussy's daughter) when Debussy died." Barbara L. Kelly in Grove Music Online. Music critic Georges Jean Aubry (1882-1949), the second dedicatee, "belonged to a circle of avant-garde musicians and littérateurs and was a frequent contributer to periodicals. Encouraged by his 20-year friendship with Debussy, he wrote enthusiastically in support of contemporary French composers, noting similarities between their music and that of the 18th century (Couperin, Rameau)." Grove Music Online. This manuscript, with its numerous annotations and corrections, offers harpists and scholars alike an intriguing glimpse of the genesis of the piece. Many of the corrections were incorporated into the Durand edition; some differences between this manuscript and the published version, however, remain. An attractive and carefully executed manuscript.

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        The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit

      London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1906. Duodecimo. Panorama mounted on pale green linen back, arranged in pairs with text on recto and illustration on facing verso, and folded concertina-style into the original green cloth wallet case, with closing tab heightened with silver. Colour pictorial label on front cover. Illustrated by the author. Loss to lower tab, silver slightly rubbed, rear cover very faintly marked, superficial crack to one inner fold, illustrations bright and crisp. An excellent copy. First edition, first issue, with "London & New York" on the rear cover. Shops were reluctant to stock this and Miss Moppet, the only other book by Potter published in this form, because they are awkward for small hands to handle and easily damaged. Both were eventually reprinted in book form in 1916. A Fierce Bad Rabbit was written at the prompting of Beatrix Potter's niece, Louie, who told her aunt that "Peter was much too good a rabbit, and she wanted a story about a really naughty one!

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        The Novels and Letters

      New York & Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby,, 1906. With colored illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock. 12 volumes, octavo. Bound by Macdonald in contemporary green half morocco, titles to spine gilt with gilt raised bands and gilt compartments, marbled sides and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Frontispieces and 57 coloured plates with captioned tissue guards. Spines faded to brown, some water stains to 4 volumes; a beautifully bound and illustrated set. Limited edition, number 954 of 1,250 copies. C. E. Brock (1870?-1938) first appeared as an illustrator of Jane Austen for Macmillan's 1895?-7 series, though he illustrated only Pride and Prejudice, with Hugh Thomson illustrating the other five titles. That series appeared in black and white, which better suited Thomson's skilful use of line. A decade later J. M. Dent, realising Brock's potential as a colourist, commissioned him to redo the Pride and Prejudice suite in colour, and also to create colour illustrations for the other five Austen titles. The colourful costumes and interior decor depicted here are reputedly accurate to the Regency period, as Charles Brock and his brother Henry collected antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio.

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        The Railway Children. With Drawings by C.E. Brock. SPLENDID ASPREY COPY WITH ORIGINAL PRESENTATION PACKAGE

      Wells Gardner Darton & Co.,, [1906]. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and 19 plates; handsomely bound in crimson full morocco BY ASPREY, upper board with children motif blocked in gilt, back with five raised bands, second and third compartments lettered in gilt, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, a fine copy. COMPLETE WITH SILK RIBBON, BRANDED TISSUE WRAPPER, CERTIFICATE AND MONOGRAMMED PRESENTATION CASE. The binding is signed on rear doublure. The Asprey fine and rare book tradition began in the early 1900s when the Royal jeweller selected a small number of books to be finished in elegant signed bindings and offered as premium gifts. Nesbit's children's classic was among the first titles chosen. The binding run cannot have been large for few copies now come to market, especially with the original presentation package complete as here. VERY SCARCE.

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        Readings on the Inferno of Dante (2 Vols), Readings on the Purgatorio of Dante (2 Vols) and Readings on the Paradiso of Dante (2 Vols)

      London: Methuen, 1906-1909. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine. Based Upon the Commentary of Benvenuto Da Imola and Other Authorities. Inferno: 1906, 2nd edition, entirely re-written. Purgatorio: 1907, 3rd Edition. Paradiso: 1909, 2nd edition - revised. All volumes uniformly bound in publisher?'s navy cloth with bright gilt titles to spine. Inferno: 601 & 681 pages, each volume with Methuen catalog at end of volume. Purgatorio: 550 & 657 pages, Methuen catalog at end of volume two. Paradiso: 517 & 569 pages, catalog at end of volume two. Inferno and Purgatorio volumes have four different frontis images of Dante with protective tissue guards. No frontis images in Paradiso volumes. There are eight illustrations throughout including three fold-outs, two of which are in color (plans of Inferno and Paradiso). Stimulated by the example of his father, whose great services to Dante literature in the printing of various unpublished early commentaries on the Divine Comedy, and in the production of the magnificent "Vernon Dante," are universally recognized, and inspired by the enthusiasm of his friend, Sir James Lacaita, Mr. Vernon, in the intervals of a busy life as a country gentleman, devoted himself to the study of Dante, a study which was to bear fruit eventually in the well-known series of Readings on the Divina Commedia. Before the issue of the first of this series, however, Mr. Vernon had performed an act of filial piety, which constitutes his chief claim to gratitude on the part of Dante students, in the publications (in 1887) at his own expense, under the editorship of Sir James Lacaita, of a handsome edition of the valuable unpublished Latin commentary on the Divina Commedia of Benvenuto de Imola, an edition which had been projected by Lord Vernon, but had been left in abeyance at his death. It was upon this commentary that Mr. Vernon's own "Readings" were primarily based. As an expounder of Dante he made no claim to originality nor to independent research; he was content for the most part to summarize and dissect the existing commentaries after the plan adopted in the edition of Scartazzini, of whose methods he was somewhat a blind admirer. But though he addressed himself rather to the beginner than to the serious student, his "readings" have special merits of their own, which give them a permanent value. Not the least of these was his insistence on the fact that Dante was a Tuscan. During a residence of many years in France Mr. Vernon had familiarized himself not only with the language, but with the every-day life of Tuscany, the life of the contadino as well as of the town-dweller. This familiarity enabled him to point out and illustrate to his readers expressions and images peculiar to Tuscany which occur in the Divine Comedy and which had proved stumbling-blocks to previous English commentators, and in some cases even to non-Tuscan Italians themselves. Over the years he assembled a large collection of works on Dante consisting of over 400 volumes, many of them of great value. These volumes are in fine condition.

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        7-zeilige, handschriftlich verfasster Gruß an Jean Demelier auf einer Visitenkarte von Samuel Beckett mit aufgedrucktem Namenszug in handschriftlich adressiertem Briefumschlag, dieser mit zweizeiliger handschriftlicher Notiz von Beckett auf der Rückseite.

      Ohne Ortsangabe., 6.9.78.. Format ca. 8,5x13 cm. Briefumschlag ca. 11x14 cm.. Samuel Beckett (geb, 13. April 1906 in Dublin; gest. 22. Dezember 1989 in Paris) grüßt den Autoren, Maler und Freund Jean Demelier (geb. 1940). Demelier war lange Jahre mit Beckett befreundet. - Jean Demelier, ecrivain- peintre, ne en 1940, celebre auteur du REVE DE JOB et du SOURIRE DE JONAS. Il vit a Paris, mais a vecu egalement en Angleterre, a Cheltenham et a Londres, en France, a Vendome et en Avignon, en Allemagne, a Birebach-sur-le-Riss. Ces villes se retrouvent souvent dans son oeuvre, comme elles ont ete l'occasion de longues amities avec de grandes personnalites contemporaines, Samuel Beckett, Piere Klossowsi, ou encore Alexandre Bonnier, Jacques Casanova, David Haraly, qui ont autant apprecie son oeuvre litteraire que son oeuvre plastique, et avec de nombreux artistes avec lesquels il a collabore - comme poete a des livres d'art, Jack Vanarsky, daniel Mohen, Abraham Hadad. - Briefumschlag mit Klebrestspuren und aufgeschnittener Lasche verso.

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        The Complete Kano Jiu-Jitsu (Jiudo) The Official Jiu-Jitsu of the Japanese Government, with the Additions of Hoshino and Tsutsumi, and Chapters on the Serious and Fatal Blows and on Kuatsu, the Japanese Science of the Restoration of Life

      New York and London: Putnam's, 1906. Reprint.. Hardcover. Large thick 8vo. (8.75 x 6 inches). pp.xv, 526, 6 (publisher's adverts). Frontis portrait with tissue guard, text illustrated by over 500 plates from life (ie b/w photographs) and four charts. Publisher's pictorial red cloth gilt, rebacked, with original spine laid down. Top edge gilt. Fore-edges of prelim pages strengthened with Japanese paper. Name and date (1911) in pencil to flyleaf. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. First edition published in August 1905, reprinted in January 1906. Very heavy book, requiring much extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Puck of Pook's Hill - 1906 1st in dust wrapper - Ellen Terry's copy

      London: Macmillan. 1906. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First printing, 1906. Red cloth gilt in dust jacket, with actress Ellen Terry's bookplate. Good+ in very good dust jacket, some discoloration to rear board and light soil and spottiness to endpapers, top outer corner of text a bit bumped, small engraved bookplate on flyleaf, Ellen Terry's bookplate on pastedown; dust jacket very good indeed with light soil to front panel and very light edge-loss to spine ends. Illustrated children's fantasy stories with Shakespeare's fairy character Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream a connecting motif. Terry's first role as an eight year old was as Puck, in 1856. Terry was known to recite Kipling's verse on occasion, and Kipling attended some of her performances, but there is no evidence that Terry and Kipling were particularly close. Nonetheless, given Terry's childhood role as Puck, an excellent association copy and very rare to find early Kipling in a dust jacket.

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        White Fang

      Macmillan 1906 - First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by Jack London on a laid in check. A beautiful copy with some minor wear to the boards of the book. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this true first edition SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED London First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MADAME BUTTERFLY

      Editeur - MILANO, RICORDI - 1906Notre exemplaire porte un envoi autographe signé de Puccini à madame Delahaye, daté de 1907, sur le portrait, en sus du fac - simile de l'envoi de l'auteur à la reine Elena - D'après John L. Long et David Belasco - Drame lyrique en trois actes, de L. Illica et G. Giacosa,  traduction française de Paul Ferrier, musique de Giacomo Puccini, réduction de Carlo Carignani - Opéra complet pour chant et piano, Partition Imprimée - Agréable reliure toilée beige, dos et plat orné de calligraphies chinoises dorées, plats et contre - plats illustrés, portrait de l'auteur dédicacé 248 pages, 28 cm, relié

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        PRINCE MUDTURTLE

      - [BAUM,L.FRANK]. PRINCE MUDTURTLE by Laura Bancroft. Chicago: Reilly & Britton (1906). 8vo, pictorial cloth, 61p., slightest bit of edge soil else fine! 1st edition of this rare title in the Twinkle Tale Series, this is a wonderful fantasy written by Baum under his Bancroft pseudonym and illustrated in color by MAGINEL WRIGHT ENRIGHT. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Souvenir of Mother Goose Party

      Riverside Farm, December 25, 1906. Near Fine. Oblong 8vo; string binding, printed handmade paper wrappers; unpaginated (pp. 12), illustrated with 18 hand-tinted b/w photographs, affixed to rough handmade paper within hand-drawn frames. Near fine, with minor edge wear and small stain to cover, and one partially loosened photograph inside. Created to commemorate a Christmas Day Mother Goose party, this souvenir album features wonderfully hand-tinted photographs of the participants, which ranged from Little Jack Horner and Miss Muffet (the host and hostess) to Little Bo Peep, Simple Simon, Humpty Dumpty, the Queen of Hearts, Mother Hubbard and her dog (who roams from photograph to photograph looking for a bone, poor thing) -- among other fairy tale characters, all enacted by adults. (Yes, adults, who really know how to party.) Each delicately colored image is enclosed within a hand-drawn frame. Signed "Alice Fennock" on the inside front cover, who can be presumed to be the eventual owner of this droll and delightful album. Title-page lists photographs by Tommy Tucker, Arranged and Colored by Miss Muffet.

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        Le voyage de Sparte EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Félix Juven, 1906. Fine. Félix Juven, Paris 1906, 12,5x19cm, relié. - Original, one of 10 numbered copies on Japan Edition, leading copy. Bound in full morocco bordeaux, back with five nerves set with gold threads adorned with gilded boxes quintuple, date tail, double paneled in gilt head and tail, golden wheels on the caps, frames tenfold gilt on covers, frames sextuple gilt on morocco guards fir contreplats moire silk burgundy, following warnings of handmade paper, double gilt on cups, covers and spine preserved, all edges gilt; lined morocco case burgundy, beige felt inside, superb binding signed Maylander. Provenance: from the library of Robert Moreau with his bookplate pasted on a guard. Very nice copy, wide-margined, a large work of the author beautifully set in a doubled binding signed Maylander. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de quintuples caissons dorés, date en queue, doubles caissons dorés en tête et en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrements de décuples filets dorés sur les plats, encadrements de sextuples filets dorés sur les gardes de maroquin sapin, contreplats de soie moirée bordeaux, gardes suivantes de papier à la cuve, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, couvertures et dos conservés, toutes tranches dorées; étui bordé de maroquin bordeaux, intérieur de feutrine beige, superbe reliure signée de Maylander. Provenance : bibliothèque de Robert Moreau avec son ex-libris encollé sur une garde. Très bel exemplaire, à toutes marges, d'une grande oeuvre de l'auteur magnifiquement établi dans une reliure doublée signée de Maylander.

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        Maître du monde

      Paris: Collection Hetzel, 1906. Fine. Collection Hetzel, Paris 1906, relié. - New edition. A frontispiece and 38 illustrations by G. Roux and engraved by Froment, 6 chromolithographies and barely photography Lake Michigan page. Polychrome cartonnage to Acante leaves with a golden badge. This mùacaron turn red in the editions after 1911. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Un frontispice et 38 illustrations par G. Roux et gravés par Froment, dont 6 chromolithographies, et une photographie à peine page du lac Michigan. Cartonnage polychrome aux feuilles d'acante avec un macaron doré. Ce macaron deviendra rouge dans les éditions après 1911. Magnier et ses fils, relieur. Un coin très légèrement émoussé, un encadrement ayant légèrement "bavé" sur l'encadrement argenté, sinon, superbe exemplaire, au dos et second plat parfait, au papier sans défaut totalement exempt de rousseurs, à la première plaque bien nette. Très rare dans cet état. Roman policier et de science fiction à la première personne paru pour la première fois en 1904. Le génial Robur, de Robur le conquérant, revient à brod d'un véhicule amphibie extrèmement rapide, décidé à devenir le maître du monde.

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        Lhasa and Its Mysteries: with a Record of the Expedition of 1903-1904

      London: Methuen & Co., 1906 - Thick octavo, 23*16*5cm, wt:1.4kg, 552pp. Covers rubbed and a little discolored. slight foxing to a few pages. Previous owner's name on top of blank page. 155 illustrations. All maps and plates complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. By Elizabeth Bisland

      THE FIRST & LIMITED EDITION OF 200 COPIES WITH MANUSCRIPT Boston 1906, - Houghton. FIRST EDITION. Green cloth, 2 vol.set475+534p., very good, top gilt, partial dust jackets, in theoriginal restored box. FIRST & LIMITED EDITION OF 200 COPIESWITH HEARN'S MANUSCRIPT LEAF TIPPED IN. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Il Brasile e gli italiani. Pubblicazione del "Fanfulla".

      R. Bemporad & figlio s.d. ma 1906 In 4, pp. 1187. Rilegat. coeva m. tela, tassello e oro. Testatine, finalini e capilettera. Testo su due colonne. Numerose illustrazioni n. testo. Lievi brunit. alla cerniera post.

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        THE WOODLANDERS (Presentation Copy Inscribed By the Author to His Second Wife, Florence Hardy)

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine Hardy, Thomas. THE WOODLANDERS. London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1906. Later Edition. This is the PRESENTATION COPY given by the author to his future second wife, Florence Emily Dugdale, during the time they first began their secret courtship, four years before the death of the first Mrs. Hardy. At the time of its presentation, it was the most current version of the novel and it is inscribed: "To/ Miss F. E. Dugdale/With the Author's Kind Regards/Christmas 1908." The copy has been well-read by the second Mrs. Hardy as one might expect and shows some wear but little tear, still in very nice original condition without major flaw. Despite Hardy's formality of inscription, he was already quite drawn to Miss Dugdale by this time and a more intimate presentation copy of this title would be hard to find. Florence Hardy's personal copy of THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE (also a later edition with her bookplate, but NOT inscribed by Thomas Hardy) made $12,095.00 at Sotheby's London in 2001. Spectacular association. Housed in a new quarter-morocco slipcase.. Inscribed By Author. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        Walter Reed and Yellow Fever

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co. 1906 - 8vo., green cloth lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To Dr. William H. Welch, from Howard A. Kelly, with affectionate regard, 16 June 06," on the front endpaper; Welch is mentioned in the preface and pages 63-67, 164, 249. ---- The recipient, William Henry Welch, a physician, pathologist, and educator, founded the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, the first school of public health in the country. He had an influential role in reforming medical education. One of the founding professors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital along with Welch, Kelly created new surgical approaches to women's diseases and invented numerous medical devices, including the cystoscope. He was one of the first to use radium to treat cancer, founding the Kelly Clinic in Baltimore, one of the country's leading centers for radiation therapy at that time. Both Welch and Kelly worked closely with Walter Reed, the U.S. Army physician who in 1901 led the team that postulated and confirmed the theory that yellow fever is transmitted by a particular mosquito species, rather than by direct contact. In "Walter Reed," Welch praised Reed for the "inestimable benefits upon his country and mankind." A highly significant presentation copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Traite de photographie stereoscopique. Theorie et pratique. BOUND WITH Traite pratique de photographie stereoscopique

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1906. Boards. Near Fine. 2 titles in one volume. VIII, 248, [V]-VII, [1] pages + 20 plates + [249]-251 pages. Second title [1]-207 pages. Half calf over marbled boards. Large 8vo. 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Light browning to pages. Boards. The first title, "Traite de photographie stereoscopique. Theorie et pratique," was originally issued with the 20 plates in a separate cloth-backed portfolio. Here the plates have been bound in. Both titles are scarce, with Fabre's work not present in the Epstean collection as of this writing. Both titles deal with the theory and practice of stereoscopy. This artform / photographic technique allows the photographer to take a photograph which can be viewed later in three dimensions. It is accomplished by taking the same image with 2 lenses slightly separated from one another, which when viewed through a stereoscope with similarly separated lenses allows the viewer to see depth in the image. A fascinating parlor trick since the 1850s and still something that wows the public who often hasn't seen it. Both titles are scarce, with fewer than a dozen examples in book form in library systems participating in Worldcat/OCLC.

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        Und Pippa tanzt! Ein Glashüttenmärchen in vier Akten. Berlin, S. Fischer Verlag 1906. 4to. 109 S. Roter Maroquinbd. mit Rückentitel u. blindgeprägten Deckelfileten, Kopfgoldschnitt. In Orig.-Schuber. (Signiert Buchb. Meink, Berlin).

      . . Erstausgabe. Hier in einem signierten Meistereinband von Meink, Berlin. Makellos erhalten. - Wilpert/Gühring 26.

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        Woman and the Motor Car

      1906. ARIA, Mrs. Woman and the Motor Car. x, 334 pp, with 16 pp of ads. Illustrated with photographic frontispiece, 16 photographic plates and one fold-out colour diagram of a car on heavy stock on rear paste-down with multiple overlays. 8vo., 205 x 135 mm, bound in publisher's light red cloth, stamped in gilt with white vignette of a women driving a car on front cover. London: Sidney Appleton, 1906. |~||~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. A surprisingly rare book that details an upper class woman's experience in applying her Edwardian female etiquette to the new mode of transportation, the motor car. Discussed are driving lessons, proper attire for motoring, the effects on complexion, a travelogue and detailed discussions of the workings of motors. The whole illustrated with photographic plates plus a printed diagram of a car complete with over slips that reveal the make up of the engine, wheels, etc. Bookplate of Gertrude Mabel Rose on front paste-down. Scattered foxing, a near fine copy.

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        Jane Austen's Sailor Brothers. Being the Adventures of Sir Francis Austen, Admiral of the Fleet, and Rear - Admiral Charles Austen. NEAR FINE COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION

      John Lane, The Bodley Head 1906 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a portrait frontispiece, title in red and black, and 22 plates, some very lightly and occasional foxing (largely marginal) to text; original green cloth, boards with double frame border in blind, gilt back, uncut, a remarkably bright, fresh, clean copy. ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER WORKS ON JANE AUSTEN'S FAMILY. This important account contains the first publication of Jane Austen's letters to her brother Frank. The illustrations include the first published reproduction of Cassandra's famous sketch of her sister, and a drawing of the topaz crosses given to Cassandra and to Jane by Charles Austen. Lovely copy of an extremely scarce work. Chapman 114; Gilson M277; Keynes, 225.

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        The Bishop's Apron

      London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd.,, 1906. A Study in the Origins of a Great Family. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Boards mildly bowed, spine lightly sunned, wear and light rubbing to extremities, pages toned with light spotting. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

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        Puck of Pook's Hill - 1906 1st in dust wrapper - Ellen Terry's copy

      Macmillan, London 1906 - First printing, 1906. Red cloth gilt in dust jacket, with actress Ellen Terry's bookplate. Good+ in very good dust jacket, some discoloration to rear board and light soil and spottiness to endpapers, top outer corner of text a bit bumped, small engraved bookplate on flyleaf, Ellen Terry's bookplate on pastedown; dust jacket very good indeed with light soil to front panel and very light edge-loss to spine ends. Illustrated children's fantasy stories with Shakespeare's fairy character Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream a connecting motif. Terry's first role as an eight year old was as Puck, in 1856. Terry was known to recite Kipling's verse on occasion, and Kipling attended some of her performances, but there is no evidence that Terry and Kipling were particularly close. Nonetheless, given Terry's childhood role as Puck, an excellent association copy and very rare to find early Kipling in a dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives. M. Baird & Co., Philadelphia.

      Philadelphia: Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co. (n. d.). 134 pp. T.p. printed in red & black. Text within rectangular red-rule border. The Baldwin Locomotive Works, an American builder of railroad locomotives, was located in Pennsylvania, originally Philadelphia, then moving in 1906 to nearby Eddystone. The company was the largest US producer of custom, made-to-order steam locomotives. Founded in the early 1830s by Matthais Baldwin, the firm stopped producing locomotives in 1956, ceasing business in 1972, having produced over 70,000 engines, the vast majority powered by steam. This one of the firm's first photograhically illustrated catalogues, a lavish production, issued in the ealy 1870s as Baldwin overtook Rogers as the premier locomotive manufacturer in the United States. Herein will be found photographs of their divers products, including [fill in with some names of locomotives]. While not a particularly rare catalogue, it's importance & desirablility lies in documenting the ascent to prominence of this significant US heavy equipment manufacturer, as well as being an early trade catalogue illustrated with actual photographs. Overall VG (slightly shaken/some shelfwear).

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        South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register. Volume 1, Number 1, 18 June 1836 and Number 2, 3 June 1837, to Volume 3, Number 132, 22 August 1840 (lacking only Numbers 7, 8, 51 and 70; the first two numbers are early facsimile editions)

      Adelaide, 1906 (facsimile of Number 1), 1878 (facsimile of Number 2), and 1837 to 1840 - Tabloid, approximately 128 issues, each generally 4 to 6 pages (but Number 10 lacks the last leaf). Unbound as published (more than half of them) or disbound (with some inner marginal blemishes); marginal stains to a few early issues; occasional signs of use and age; the first issue (on acidic paper) discoloured and brittle; overall in decent condition. The original first number was published in London, the second one in Adelaide almost a year later. Although the originals of these two significant issues are not present in this run, it must be said that ALL of these early issues of South Australia's first newspaper are utterly rare on the open market, and the opportunity to purchase virtually all of the first three years' worth (and more) will probably not arise again. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        MR. WOODCHUCK

      - (BAUM,L.FRANK) MR. WOODCHUCK by Laura Bancroft. Chicago: Reilly & Britton (1906). 8vo (5 x 6 7/8"), tan pictorial cloth, 62p., some cover rubbing and margin soil, VG. 1st edition. with hand-lettered title page, copyright notice at bottom of chapter page (Lakeside Press imprint on p. (63), and red endpapers. First in a series of six tales, illustrated by MAGINEL WRIGHT ENRIGHT with great pictorial cover, pictorial title, 14 full and 1 half-page color illustrations plus a few black and whites. Very scarce title in nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        White Fang [First Edition, First Issue with rare integral title leaf]

      New York: Macmillan, 1906. An attractive, much better-than-average copy of the very scarce FIRST ISSUE. Very Good condition. Name roughly erased from front free endpaper, leaving a small hole. Rubbing to black horizon and snow on front cover art (behind wolf in moonlight). SEE PHOTOS. Thin crack to rear inner hinge. Corners are NOT bumped. SEE PHOTOS. 1906. First Published Edition, First Issue with integral title/copyright page [i.e. NOTa tipped-in cancel as with most copies]. SEE PHOTOS. Complete with all 8 full page color illustrations, including a tissue-guarded frontispiece, by Charles Livingston Bull. All plate colors are still bright and vivid. Note that Woodbridge states one or more of these illustrations "are often missing." Illustrated endpapers and 5 divisional plates printed in brown-orange. Blanck says the significance of the integral title-leaf vs. title-leaf inserted on a stub "has not been determined." However, Woodbridge states: "The first issue does not have a tipped-in title-page; copies are fairly uncommon with the title page as a part of the signature." Bound in the original bluish-green cloth, stamped with white lettering on the front cover and bright gold on the spine. SEE PHOTOS. Woodbridge/London/Tweney 46. BAL 11896. Walker/Sisson 11. Johnson 322. Sisson/Martens 30.. First Edition, First Issue. Hardcover. Very Good condition. Illus. by Bull, Charles Livingston. 8vo. viii, 327pp + 4 pages of publisher's ads.. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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        Peter Pan of Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1906. Large quarto. Original white vellum with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt and others untrimmed, original yellow ribbon to front board. Housed in a custom brown slipcase. Front free endpaper with map of Kensington Gardens, 50 colour plates mounted onto brown art paper with captioned tissue guards. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Rear board lacking a tie, gilt a little rubbed from spine; an exceptional copy. Signed limited edition, number 47 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. The literary character of Peter Pan first appeared in the book-within-a-book London story-collection for adults, The Little White Bird (1902). By this time Barrie was also increasingly turning his focus from prose to concentrate on drama, and his two plays, Quality Street and The Admirable Crichton (produced in 1901 and 1902 respectively), though successful, were eclipsed by the enormous success of Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical records. In 1906, Barrie sanctioned this publication of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, in collaboration with Rackham as illustrator; the text was extracted from The Little White Bird with minor revisions, and it was published specifically as a children's book. The play remained unpublished until 1928.

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        Map of the Toland Tract and Bay View Homestead and Adjacent Blocks, Oakland, Alameda Co., California

      Oakland, CA: Circa 1906. Original subdivision Map for the area bounded by Grand Ave., Perkins St., Van Buren Ave., Euclid Ave, Staten Ave. and Bellevue Ave. Red pencil annotations showing the prices of the lots and which were then sold. Map by E. C. Prather, County Surveyor. 11 x 15 inches.

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        THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN in Two Volumes

      Houghton Mifflin, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete two volume set, with each volume having a b/w frontispiece portrait of Lafcadio Hearn, Original cloth binding with paper labels and extra labels tipped in at the rear. Some pages still uncut. This is one of 200 First Edition copies with an original manuscript page in Hearn's hand, in this case a tranliteration of a Japanese tanka (poem), with his rendering into English. Ownership inscription dated 1908 of both front endpapers, which have a little foxing. A little toning to the spine labels, otherwise both volumes are clean & tight, with no further markings.

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        Les dieux s'en vont d'Annunzio reste EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Sansot, 1906. Fine. Sansot, Paris 1906, 11,5x19cm, relié. - First edition of the French translation for which there is no mention of leading copies. Bound in half morocco cherry corners, back with five gold set with dotted nerves decorated with golden double boxes decorated with golden patterns typographical, tiny minor scratches on three nerves, gilt frame on flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and spine preserved, gilded head, contemporary binding signed cold Stroobants. Autograph signed by the author to the French journalist and politician Eugène Lautier. Illustrated book pen drawings of Valeri. Beautiful copy pleasantly established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française pour laquelle il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin cerise à coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de pointillés dorés orné de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs typographiques dorés, infimes éraflures sans gravité sur trois nerfs, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque signée à froid de Stroobants. Envoi autographe signé de Filippo-Tommaso Marinetti en français au journaliste et homme politique Eugène Lautier. Ouvrage illustré de dessins à la plume de Valeri. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        René Richter - Die Entwicklung eines modernen Juden Berliner Roman in 3 Büchern.

      Berlin: Richard Schröder Verlagsbuchhandlung. Erste Ausgabe.. Vorsatzblätter beschrieben mit alten Besitzvermerken (Rudolf Chobocky - Karlsbad). Minimal fleckig. Guter Zustand dieses aussergewöhnlich seltenen Buchs. . Erste Ausgabe. Berlin, Richard Schröder Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1906. 8°. 379, (1) Seiten. Original Hardcover. Privater Halbleinenband des frühen 20.Jahrhunderts. Vorsatzblätter beschrieben mit alten Besitzvermerken (Rudolf Chobocky - Karlsbad). Minimal fleckig. Guter Zustand dieses aussergewöhnlich seltenen Buchs. Aus einem undatierten Brief Stefan Zweigs an seinen Vetter Egon Michael Zweig in Jerusalem entnehmen wir die Empfehlung des Buchs "Rene Richter" von Lothar Brieger Wasservogel ("[...] ich halte es für den besten zionistischen Roman [...]"; undat. Brief aus Wien) und über den Gedanken eines Romans über die Geschichte des neuen Palästina: " [Quelle: Autograph-Angebot der firma Inlibris - Wien].

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        The Mirror of the Sea

      New York: Harpers. 1906. First. First American edition. Very slight, scattered foxing to the pastedowns else a fine and fresh copy. The painted lettering and illustration to the boards is bright and unrubbed. One of Conrad's most autobiographical works, episodic memoirs of several sea voyages. A lovely copy. .

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