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        Letters of Charles Lamb

      The Bibliophile Society 1906 - The Bibliophile Society, Boston 1906. Limited Edition. Limited to 10 copies on Japanese Vellum. Second frontispiece on vellum. All Five Volume Present. Volume one is a larger size measuring 9 1/4" x 15". Signed by Illustrator Jos Fagan under frontispiece etching of Lamb. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean pages, tight spine, light age toning. Light spots at the rear board of vol 1, scuffing to handmade paper boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Aparato bibliográfico de la historia general de Filipinas deducido de la colección que posee en Barcelona la Compañia General de Tabacos de dichas islas.

      An essential bibliography of books printed in the Philippines and in Europe about the islands, based on the library of the Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas. This is a photolithographic facsimile of the first edition (Madrid, Imprenta de la sucesora de M. Minuesa de los Ríos, 1906).

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        L'Entraide, un facteur de l'évolution (Mutual Aid : A Factor of Evolution)

      Librarie Hachette, 1906 - 1st French Edition. Wrappers in original glassine cover. Chipping to head and foot of spine, bit of lean else a very good sound copy of an extremely fragile work. Internally clean as well. Scarce. - provided an alternative view of animal and human survival, beyond the claims of interpersonal competition and natural hierarchy proffered at the time by some "social Darwinists". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE ARAN ISLANDS ... WITH DRAWINGS BY JACK B. YEATS

      Dublin & London: Maunsel & Co. / Elkin Mathews, 1906. Large octavo. Blue cloth, stamped in gilt. Frontis and plates. A couple of patches of rubbing along the fore-edge of the lower board and to the spine extremities, otherwise very near fine. With the bookplate of John Quinn. First edition, regular paper issue, earliest state of the title-leaf. The earliest copies bear the date '1906' in the imprint, but the considerable portion of copies from the first printing , as well as the large paper issue, are dated 1907, the year of actual publication. The change was an alteration evidently accomplished by a stop-press correction, not by a cancel leaf. In the catalogue of the Quinn Sale, no special note is made concerning the variation in dates. COLBECK II:827. QUINN SALE 9969.

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        SEEING CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO, NEW YEARS 1906

      The Seeing Colorado Publishing Company, Cripple Creek and Denver, Colorado 1906 - SEEING CRIPPLE CREEK, Special Year's End Edition, 1906. Volume VI, No. 2. Original brown cloth binding with tipped-on full-cover-sized illustration on front cover. 196 pages. Original tanned end papers. Numerous articles on the CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO, compiled from the previous year's monthly issues. Contents include: Cripple Creek's Golden Record for Fifteen Years; Dividends Paid by the Mines During 1905; Larry Maroney, Pioneer Business Man of Cripple Creek; Charles W. Howbert and the Great Anchoria-Leland Mine; The Growing J. M. Watts Mercantile Company; Money Very Plentiful - The First National Bank; The Three Big Stores of the Central Drug Company; Michael Finnerty and the Dillon Mine on Battle Mountain; Events Before and After the Great Fire of 1896; The Superb Government of the City of Cripple Creek; Encouraging Prosperity of the Great Teutonic Mine; A Woman's View of the Camp by Mary C. Watson; The National Hotel, a Magnificent Mountain Hostelry; The Cripple Creek Water Works System and Its Supply; and many, many more articles. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Numerous local and regional advertisements. Enamel-coated paper. Excellent production and promotional. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nature of Capital and Income

      1906 - FISHER, Irving. The Nature of Capital and Income. New York and London: Macmillan, 1927. Thick octavo, original green cloth. $3800.Scarce 1927 edition of this pioneering work on the growth of wealth, by “the United States’ greatest scientific economist” (Niehans, 279), signed by Irving Fisher on the title page.Considered "the father of monetary economics," Irving Fisher, during a mountain-climb in the Alps, encountered a cascade of water into a pool, which clicked with him as a metaphor for the growth of wealthâ€"a distinction he used in this work to clarify several prevailing economic notions regarding capital and income. "He defined capital as a stock of wealth at one point in time, analogous to a stock of water in a pool… Out of current income would come a [cascade] of savings which adds to our stock of wealth" (Pressman, 92-93). With his Nature of Capital and Income, "Fisher became the first economist to develop a theory of capital (including human capital) on an actuarial and accounting basis… He demonstrated convincingly that in economics only the future counts, and that past costs have no direct relevance to value. In point of fact, his research resulted in rigorous definition of the bases on which it is possible to ground a valid theory of interest" (IESS). Preceded by the 1906 first edition and the 1923 edition. Text very fresh, front inner paper hinge expertly reinforced, only lightest edge-wear to cloth, spine a bit toned. A near-fine copy, scarce signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Photographs of palace buildings of Peking compiled by the imperial museum of Tokyo collotyped from the negatives taken by K. Ogawa with explanatory notes [Shinkoku Pekin kojo shashincho]. [With] Decoration of Palace Buildings of Peking with Eighty Plates [Pekin kyuden kenchiku soshoku].

      Tokyo K. Ogawa 1906 - First editions. limited to 500 and 1000 copies respectively. Rare deluxe issues in embroidered silk bindings. First work: 2 voumes, 172 colloptype plates from photographs by Ogawa, printed on card, captioned and numbered, of which 3 are folding panoramas. Text with two title-pages printed in red and black, English and Japanese). Second work: text in 2 parts, English and Japanese, title-pages in red and black. 81 plates, of which 20 are hand-coloured and tipped onto black card, 59 are line-drawn plates, some printed in colour, and 2 are folding maps printed in colours.With] Decoration of palace buildings of Peking with Eighty Plates [Pekin kyuden kenchiku soshoku]. Tokyo: K. Ogawa, 1906. Limited Edition, No.189 of 1000 copies. Printed text in 2 parts, English and Japanese, title-pages in red and black. 81 plates, of which 20 are hand-coloured and tipped onto black card, 59 are line-drawn plates, some printed in colour, and 2 are folding maps printed in colours. Together 3 volumes, folio, original embroidered silk portfolios, original protective wooden cases (these worn), a fine set. The first complete photographic survey of the Forbidden City and adjacent palaces. Commissioned by Imperial University of Tokyo during the Boxer Rebellion to investigate and record details of the construction, architecture and decorative features of buildings within the Forbidden City and Palace grounds. This was an unprecedented accomplishment in a hitherto secret and private complex of buildings. The photographs by the photographer, publisher and pioneer of photomechanical printing in Japan, who opened Japan's first collotype printing studio; the project was overseen by architectural scholar Ito Chuta (1867-1954) who was given unprecedented access to the palace. Rare: only 2 copies of the first work and 3 copies only of the second work listed on COPAC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE LAST MIRACLE .

      London: T. Werner Laurie, 1906 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1]-2-320 [note: first leaf is a blank], half title and title leaves printed in green and black, original pictorial black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, olive-green and white, publisher's monogram stamped in orange on rear panel. First edition. Part of a loosely linked trilogy of science fiction novels, the first two being THE LORD OF THE SEA (1901) and THE PURPLE CLOUD (1901). "It is the tale of the final collapse of the traditional churches. It contains some grim scenes, including crucifixions, but it is more political than horrific." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 383. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2028. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 32. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 196. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 80-1. Bleiler (1978), p. 179. Reginald 13026. Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), p. 161. Private owner's armorial bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Very light scuffing to surface of front cover (perhaps a bit of insect tracking), else a clean, tight, near fine copy with bright cover stamping and interior remarkably free of the foxing found in most copies of this book. A superior copy of one of Shiel's scarcer titles that is rarely found in nice condition. (#101923) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Goethe im Gespräch. Hrsg. von F. Deibel und F. Gundelfinger. (2. A.) 2 Bde.

      Leipzig Insel 1906 - XIV, 176; 189 S. Original-Pergamentband mit Rverg., Deckelvergoldung u. Gschn. mit goldgeprägtem Wappensupralibros. Sarkowski 562 VA. Ex. 165/200 der Vorzugsausgabe. Auf Zanders-Bütten gedruckt. Einbandentwurf von Heinrich Vogeler. - Die Deckel etwas gewölbt. Anfangs und am Schluß ein wenig stockfleckig. Gewicht (Gramm): 892

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        White Fang

      A very good first edition with the tipped-in title page. Published October, 1906, on copyright page and no mention of later printings. Priority of tipped-in versus integral title page unknown, since one bibliographer speculates that some title pages were bound in after some copies were made with the tipped-in title page. Early gift inscription on front free endpaper -- Christmas, 1906. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        THE NATIONAL COOPER'S JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE COOPERAGE INDUSTRY [4 VOLS 22-28 1906-7, 1907-9, 1909-11, 1911-1912] [Lbc]

      National Cooperage Industry, Witherdpoon Bldg. 1906-1912, Philadelphia - Ex-Library; Red and black; 42 pounds, 12" x 15". Large folio volumes. Very scarce. From May 1906 to April 1907, May 1907 to Jan 1909, May 1909- Jan 1911, May 1911 to Jan 1913. It appears that they did not publish year round. . Firmly bound in 3/4 leather over cloth backed boards. The 1906 volume is in plain green cloth . Unobtrusive library markings. Printed in red and black with original blue wrappers bound in. Devoted exclusively to the Cooperage [barrel making], industry. Founded in 1885. 40 POUNDS. ; 32 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Works.

      London: Chapman and Hall Ltd.,, 1906. Illustrated. 21 volumes, octavo (195 mm × 133 mm). Contemporary red half calf, titles and art nouveau floral design to spines gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. With black and white illustrations. Bookplate of Tyson of Wood Hall to front pastedowns. Spines gently sunned, heavy spotting to edges, prelims and endmatter, occasional heavy spotting to text block. A very good set. An appealingly bound library set.

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        Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige. 1-2.

      Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1906-1907. 8:o. [iv] + 240; + [iv] + 488 s. + planscher. Två volymer. Samtida ljusbruna halvfranska band, främre dek. omslagen medbundna. Lätt nötta, ryggarna med några fläckar nedtill, första delens kapitäl lätt naggat. Med Selma Lagerlöfs dedikation i första delen: "Elsie Nordensvan från hennes vän förf." Andra delen med den senares namnteckning (daterad 1907) ngt beskuren.. Första upplagan av denna klassiker (1-10:e respektive 1-18:e tusendet). (Läseböcker för Sveriges Barndomsskolor utgivna af Alfr. Dalin och Fridtjuv Berg.) Elsie Nordensvan (1892-1960) var dotter till konsthistorikern, kritikern och författaren Georg Nordensvan. Han ingick 1890 i juryn för Iduns romanpristävling och skall ha varit den som aktivast förespråkade att den okända lärarinnans bidrag, Gösta Berlings saga, borde belönas

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        Sésame et les lys

      Mercure de France 1906 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1906, 12x19cm, broché sous chemise-étui. - Edition originale sur papier courant de la traduction française, des notes et de la préface établies par Marcel Proust. Rare envoi autographe signé de Marcel Proust à Pierre du Breuil de Saint-Germain. Infimes manques angulaires sans gravité sur le dos et en pieds des plats ainsi que des pages de titre et de faux-titre, papier fragile comme généralement. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise-étui en plein maroquin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, intérieur de daim kaki, chemise-étui signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition on current paper the French translation, notes and preface prepared by Marcel Proust. Rare autograph dedication signed by Marcel Proust Pierre Breuil Saint-Germain. Tiny angular gaps minor on the back and feet flat and title pages and half-title, as generally weak paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Widmung mit Namenszug in: Christian Morgenstern: Melancholie. Neue Gedichte.

      Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1906. - (4), 84, (8) SS. Marmorierter Pappband mit eingebundenem OUmschlag und Rückenschildchen. 8vo. "Gottfried Benn / schenkt sich dies Buch Weihnachten 1906". - Innendeckel mit montiertem Exlibris des Pianisten, Komponisten und Musikpädagogen Gottfried Galston. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peruanische Mumien.

      Reimer, Berlin, 1906. - Untersuchungen mit X-Strahlen. Mit 15 Tafeln mit erläuterndem Text. 15 Tafeln, 29 Textseiten, Original-Halbleineneinband, folio, Schönes, frisches Exemplar. Arthur Baessler (1857-1907) unternahm, auf eigene Kosten, mehrere Reisen in die Südsee und nach Südamerika. Angeregt durch Bastian und Virchow widmete er seine Zeit der Erforschung verschwindender Eingeborenenkulturen und dem Anlegen von umfangreichen ethnologischen Sammlungen. Aus Peru brachte er u.a. mehrere umhüllte, vorkolumbianische Mumien mit, die er in Berlin mit Röntgenstrahlen durchleuchten ließ. So gelang ihm ein Blick in das Innere der Mumienballen ohne diese zu beschädigen. Der Band enthält Innen- und Außenansichten der Mumienballen mit ausführlichen begleitenden Beschreibungen.

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        Don Quixote

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1906. Leather bound. Four volumes. Octavo. The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, translated from the Spanish by P.A. Motteux. Illustrated throughout. Bound in three quarter blue morocco between cloth boards, gilt title, raised band, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper, Very good.

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        Paint & Colour Mixing: a practical handbook

      1906. JENNINGS, Arthur Seymour. Paint & Colour Mixing: a Practical Handbook for Painters, Decorators, Paint Manufacturers, Artists, and all who have to mix Colours. [4], x, 245, [11] pp. including 15 pages of advertisements, one advertisement printed in colour, and advertisements on paste-down endpapers. Illustrated with 17 plates with 347 tipped-in colour samples and a loose colour chart. 8vo., 212 x 130 mm, bound in original brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1915. Fifth edition, revised and much enlarged, of a work first published in 1902 and reprinted until 1926. The text gives recipes of mixtures, lists of manufacturers, and types of pigments, illustrated with hundreds of actual coloured samples. Jennings was the author of myriad books on colour and a fellow of various decorating societies. Some wear to binding else very good, with the samples intact. Yale Library Gazette, Vol. 49, No. 1, p.39.

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        Paint & Colour Mixing: A Practical Handbook for Painters, Decorators, Paint Manufacturers, Artists, and all who have to mix Colours.

      London: E & F N Spon New York: Spon & Chamberlain 1906 - London: E & F N Spon, 1906. Third Edition. JENNINGS, Arthur Seymour. X, 190pp. including 15 pages of advertisements, and advertisements on paste-down endpapers. Illustrated with 13 plates with colour samples. 8vo., 212 x 130 mm, bound in original brown cloth with gilt lettering on replacement spine and original covers. Third edition, re-written and much enlarged, of a work first published in 1902 and reprinted until 1926. The text gives recipes of mixtures, lists of manufacturers, and types of pigments, illustrated with hundreds of actual coloured samples. Jennings was the author of myriad books on colour and a fellow of various decorating societies. Some wear to binding else very good, with the samples intact. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – new spine with original title laid on. Joints – very good condition. Corners – good condition – worn and gently bumped. Boards – good condition – marked and worn to the edges down to the board in parts. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition. Front paste down – good condition. Front free end paper – good condition. Title – good condition – with some offsetting from the colour frontispiece. Pages – good condition – some foxing and marks. Binding – structurally solid and strong. See photos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Monumenta Pulveris Pyrii. Reproductions of Ancient Pictures Concerning the History of Gunpowder, With Explanatory Notes. Limited Edition

      London Printed for the author at The Artists Press 1906. G : in Good condition. Spine worn. Corners bumped with some minor loss. Ownership stamp on title page. Some light browning to eps. Plates bright 132/270 Quarter tooled Morocco backed wooden boards with metal clapses 340mm x 280mm (13" x 11"). 34pp, + plates. 94 plates. Includes subscribers list. Text in English, French and German. Stamp of Nobel's Explosives Co Ltd, Ardeer.

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        Sésame et les lys

      Edition on current paper the French translation, notes and preface prepared by Marcel Proust. Rare autograph dedication signed by Marcel Proust Pierre Breuil Saint-Germain. Tiny angular gaps minor on the back and feet flat and title pages and half-title, as generally weak paper. Mercure de France Paris 1906 12x19cm broché sous chemise-étui

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      MUIR IN ARIZONA TERRITORY("John Muir") Adamana, Arizona Territory, April 12, 1906. One full page to an editor. 12 1/4" x 8 1/4". Very good. Together with a typed transcript.Muir writes while on a study tour of Northern Arizona's petrified forest, stating he currently is unable to write an article for the editor due to previous commitments for other articles and books, as well as "death and sickness in my family."At Muir's urging President Theodore Roosevelt created the Petrified Forest Monument to prevent destruction of the forest by the Santa Fe Railroad.John Muir (1838-1914), born April 21, 1838; died December 24, 1914; naturalist and explore traveled widely in the American West, and his writings were significant in building support for conservation of that region's wilderness. Muir's campaign to preserve forest land let to the establishment of Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks as well as many national forests, and he was a major influence on President Theodore Roosevelt's conservation program.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 1. V. 1906. - 5¾ SS. auf 2 Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Aber wer hat Ihnen nur, um wolfisch zu reden, diesen Reisenfloh ins Ohr gesetzt? Ist mir nie im Schlaf eingefallen mich bei der Bohemia zu bewerben, und ich habe mich auch weder schriftlich noch mündlich, weder direct noch indirect beworben. Dies umsoweniger, als ich von der Tagespost im Verhältnis zu meinen Leistungen mehr als gut beza[h]lt bin, um nur davon zu reden. Man hat mir heuer im Jänner doppeltes Gehalt u. überdies noch eine glänzende Remuneration gegeben, wollte mich nach Sizilien schicken, kurz: es wird kaum ein Provinzblatt geben, daß mit seinem Musikreferenten so honett umgeht [.]". - Decsey war Musikreferent und seit 1908 auch Chefredakteur der Grazer "Tagespost". 1920 kam er als ständiger Musikreferent des "Neuen Wiener Tagblatts" nach Wien und war als Prof. der Musikgeschichte und Ästhetik am Neuen Wiener Konservatorium sowie als Schriftsteller tätig und verfaßte eine Reihe von Musikerbiographien, darunter über Hugo Wolf, den er, wie seinen ehemaligen Lehrer am Konservatorium, Anton Bruckner, förderte. Daneben entstanden eine Reihe kulturhistorischer Wiener Romane und Dramen. Gemeinsam mit Viktor Léon schrieb er u. a. "Musikant Gottes", das erfolgreiche Repertoirestück der Exl-Bühne über Bruckner. 1938 wurde er von den Nationalsozialisten seiner Ämter und Positionen entsetzt. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf der "Tagespost".

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        ARGONAUT STORIES . Selected from the Argonaut, Jerome Hart, Editor.

      San Francisco: The Argonaut Publishing Co., 1906 - Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] [1-2] 3-320, original gray pictorial wrappers printed in red and black. First edition. An anthology of twenty- two stories, including many sensational, criminous and weird tales, that first appeared in THE ARGONAUT, a San Francisco periodical that frequently published fantastic fiction. Contributors include Jack London (first book appearance of "Moon-Face"), Frank Norris (first book appearance of "A Caged Lion"), William C. Morrow ("The Rajah's Nemesis"), C. W. Doyle ("The Seats of Judgment"), Stewart Edward White ("A Double Shot"), Robert Duncan Milne ("Ten Thousand Years in Ice"), and others. All copies known to us, save this copy, bear the imprint "San Francisco: Payot, Upham & Company, agents for Pacific Coast, 1906." We would speculate that this issue with Argonaut's own imprint is the earliest (if, indeed, there is any priority). The anthology is uncommon. According to Merle Johnson (1942), "most of edition destroyed by San Francisco earthquake and fire." Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1515h (Milne). BAL 11893 (London); BAL 15041 (Norris). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 A-298. Signature of W. Brooks and rubber-stamped date "Apr 9 1906" on title page; his signature and rubber-stamped date "Apr 11 1906" on rear cover. Light wear to edges of cover with slight loss at spine ends and corner tips, several light creases to cover, still a very good copy of a very fragile book. (#147711) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Josef Kainz als Hamlet. Kaltnadel-Radierung.

       1906/07. Signiert \"F. Schmutzer\". Kräftiger, teils gratiger breitrandiger Druck mit Plattenton. 31,7 x 32 cm. Großformatige Porträt in ungewöhnlichem quadratischen Format. Der österreichische Schauspieler Josef Kainz (1858-1910) präsentiert sich in seiner Rolle als Hamlet. - Schmutzer war ein österreichischer Grafiker, Fotograf und Porträtmaler. An der Wiener Akademie studierte er Malerei. Während eines Studienaufenthaltes in den Niederlanden weckte der Einfluss Rembrandt van Rijns Schmutzers Interesse an der Radierung. Eine Technik die er experimentierend weiterentwickelte. - Im Hintergrund der Figur stellenweise kleinere Oberflächenschäden durch Silberfischfraß. Das Blatt insgesamt etwas gebräunt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Wiener Moderne, Schauspieler, Josef Kainz, Hamlet, William Shakespeare, Radierung, Jahrhundertwende, Portrait, Porträt, Schauspieler

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        THE GOLLIWOGGÂ’S DESERT ISLAND

      

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        The history of Japan together with a description of the kingdom of Siam 1690-92.

      Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons. 1906. "3 volumes, 8vo, pp. lxxxix, [3], 336, [3]; ix, [1], 396, [2]; viii, [2], 385, [2]; 162 illus. and maps throughout, including 16 folding maps and facsimiles; very good, sound set in orig. red cloth gilt. Standard history of Japan first published in 2 folio volumes, 1727, and not reprinted in full until the present edition. ""Its chief interest lies in its account of an abortive attempt to revive the English trade with Japan which had ceased since 1623-24"" (publisher's note). Includes a life of the author and a long historical introduction."

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        LES PROCEDES D'ART EN PHOTOGRAPHIE

      Photo-Club de Paris, Paris 1906 - R. DEMACHY-C. PUYO LES PROCEDES D'ART EN PHOTOGRAPHIE 1906, Paris, Editions Photo-Club de Paris, imprimerie Chaix In-4 (23 x 28,5 cm), broché, 146 pages illustré de 42 planches hors texte en taille-douce et simili gravures dont une planche en couleurs (4 planches sont volantes) Contenu du livre : Les procédés par dépouillement-le procédé à la gomme (théorie, solution sensibilisatrice, les papiers, pinceaux, pigments colorés, photomètres accessoires divers, préparation du mélange, méthode d'essai, couchage de la feuille, séchage, exposition sous châssis, mise à l'eau du papier impressionné, observations pratiques, développement local et retouches, analyse des planches, impressions multiples, double ton, couleurs, repérage, ton sur ton, etc.)-les papiers préparés du commerce et les procédés ozotypes (papiers à gélatine, gomme,ozotype gélatine, gomme ozotype)-procédé Rawlins aux encres grasses-le Platine Etat : couverture écorchée, brochage solide, papier propre, peu courant Poids : 1,6 kg [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nachtlicht Künstler-Cabaret. Ballgasse 6.

      [Wien, Selbstverlag, o. J. [1906]]. o. Pag. [10 Bll.] Illustr. OBrosch. Ebd. stockfleckig, angestaubt, leichte Gbrsp. - Mit dem Inhalt: M. Henry: Pariser Chansons - La Ballade des trois petits Soldats, Marya Delvard: Die Tänzerin, Roda Roda: Fragmente, Felix Dörmann: Erotische Lyrik, Arcus Troll, Hans Grassi: Eigenes Repertoire, Carl Hollitzer: Der Arme Kunrad, Peter Altenberg Faksimile sowie Der Muse Weihekuss und Mitteilungen. Die Illustrationen sind von Carl Hollitzer und Ernst Stern. - \"... 1906 kommt es zu einer Wiederbelebung des literarischen Kabaretts in Wien. Marc Henry, Marya Delvard und Hannes Ruch eröffneten nach dem Ende der Münchner „Elf Scharfrichter“ (gegründet im April 1901) in der Ballgasse das „Cabaret Nachtlicht“. Das Programm war eine Mischung aus dem Repertoire der „Scharfrichter“ und Wiener Autoren und DarstellerInnen wie Otto Julius Bierbaum, Frank Wedekind, Erich Mühsam, Peter Altenberg, Roda Roda, Egon Friedell, Carl Hollitzer oder Gertrude Barrison. Und sogar Karl Kraus war dem „Nachtlicht“ anfangs sehr gewogen. Doch nach etwas mehr als einem Jahr schloss es seine Pforten ...\" (Zitat nach ÖKA). - Hier eines der Programmhefte. Selten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kabarett; Theater

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        THE WOLF-MEN: A TALE OF AMAZING ADVENTURE IN THE UNDER-WORLD .

      London, Paris, New York and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1906 - Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-264, eight inserted color plates, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown, green, black and gold. First edition. "Imaginative boys' lost race adventure novel about the discovery of an underground world replete with monsters from earth's prehistory, others, such as giant spiders, and a race of vicious subhuman creatures, the wolf- men." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 178. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1809. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 631. Eaton catalogue III, p. 14. Bleiler (1978), p. 160. Reginald 11844. Faint damp-staining to rear cover, some foxing, mostly to preliminary and terminal leaves, but a bright, very good copy. A nice copy of this scarce, attractive Edwardian juvenile. (#147351) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Werke. Grossherzog Wilhelm Ernst Ausgabe. (Herausgegeben im Auftrag von Alfred Walter Heymel. Druckleitung von Harry Graf Kessler und Emery Walker). 16 Bände (davon 14 in erster Ausgabe).

      Leipzig, Inselverlag, 1906-16. - Kl.-8°. Rotbraune, flex. OLdr. mit goldgepr. Rücken- u. Deckeltitel sowie Kopfgoldschnitt (etw. beschabt u. bestoßen,vereinzelt gering fleckig, die Rücken unterschiedlich gebleicht). Komplette Folge der Dünndruckausgabe in der schönen Ganzleder-Ausführung.- Zusammenstellung: Romane und Novellen (2 Bände, Band 1 in 2. Auflage) - Autobiographische Schriften (3 Bände) - Dramatische Dichtungen (3 Bände; oberes Kapital von Band 1 etwas lädiert) - Kunstschriften (2 Bände) - Übersetzungen und Bearbeitungen fremder Dichtungen - Aufsätze zur Kultur-, Theater- und Literaturgeschichte. Maximen und Reflexionen (2 Bände) - Lyrische und epische Dichtungen (2 Bände) - Naturwissenschaftliche Schriften in Auswahl (4.-7. Tausend).- Die Innendeckel mit Exlibris. Nur geringe Gebrauchsspuren. A - NEUEINGÄNGE Februar 2016

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        The novels and letters of Jane Austen.

      New York & Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby 8vo. 12 (of 12) vols. I: Frontis., [6], vii–lix, [6], 255 pp.; 5 plts. II: Frontis., [8], 302 pp.; 6 plts. III: Frontis., [4], v–vii, 3–283 pp.; 5 plts. IV: Frontis., [8], [3]–299 pp.; 5 plts. V: Frontis., [4], v–vii, [5], 338 pp.; 5 plts. VI: Frontis., [8], 347 pp.; 5 plts. VII: Frontis., [6], vii–viii, [4]–339 pp.; 5 plts. VIII: Frontis., [8], 359 pp.; 5 plts. IX: Frontis., [4], v–viii, [4]–338 pp.; 5 plts. X: Frontis., [4], vii–viii, [4]–362 pp.; 5 plts. XI: [10], 3–392 pp.; 3 plts. XII: Frontis., [8], 3–393 pp.; 3 plts. (1 fold.).. 1906 The complete set in 12 volumes of the Chawton edition, limited to 1,250 numbered and registered copies — this is copy no. 1,029. An elegant, limited reissue of the same publisher's 10-volume Old Manor House edition, published the same year, this like that was edited by R. Brimley Johnson and introduced by William Lyon Phelps, the Lampson Professor of English Literature at Yale and an early champion of Austen's works. The introduction is itself a good read and gives insight into the life and character of the author, as well as a critical appraisal of the "qualities that place the novels of Jane Austen so far above all her contemporaries except Scott." The first 10 volumes consist of the novels — Sense and Sensibility (vols. I & II), Pride and Prejudice (vols. III & IV), Mansfield Park (vols. V & VI), Emma (vols. VII & VIII), Northanger Abbey (vol. IX), Persuasion (vol. X). Volumes XI and XII contain the minor works and letters. A bibliography of Austen's writings is included in vol. I. Illustrated with 69 plates, including a wonderful series of color drawings to accompany the text, done by the brothers Charles Edmond and Henry Matthew Brock, this is also illustrated with portraits of the author, pictures of her residences in Bath and Winchester, a view of her burial place inside Winchester Cathedral, a facsimile autograph letter, and a facsimile title-page of the first edition of Sense and Sensibility. Each plate is accompanied by a protective tissue guard, printed with a descriptive caption in red ink. Title-pages are printed in red and black, and each has its own unique engraved vignette. => The delights in this production abound. On the whole, very satisfying! Publisher's brown cloth, spines with brown paper label; several labels with ssmall brown spots, cracks, and edge chips, not too conspicuous and not affecting printing. Two leaves (pp. 343–346 of vol. X) detached from binding; long tear down center of pp. 283/284 (vol. IV), without loss of text; except for two leaves with some offsetting from laid-in scrap of paper, interiors clean. Outer and lower edges deckle, with a few signatures opened unevenly and some unopened. A very good set.

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        The Stolen Planet: a scientific romance

      Philip Wellby, 1906. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1906. 282 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Grey, pictorial cloth with white lettering. Dedication from the author at front endpaper. Hinge cracked with noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Intermittent dog-eared corners with water marking at front endpaper. Different size pages with rough edges and occasional chipping. Soiling at contents page. Noticeable tanning, wear, rubbing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable water marking, scratching, denting, rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces.

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        Dame im Bistro. Radierung und Aquatinta

      1906 - Signiert und numeriert. (Ginestedt/Pouillon E 153). - Eins von 50 numerierten Exemplaren (1/50). - Frühes Blatt des späteren Kubisten, der als humoristischer Radierer und Zeichner begann. - Stellenw. leicht gebräunt. - Im Passepartoutausschnitt mit Lichtrand. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2500

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        THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. By Elizabeth Bisland

      Boston 1906, Houghton. Green cloth, index, appendix, 15 b.w.. illustrations, paper labels.FIRST LIMITED EDITION 200 COPIES. BOUND ENTIRELY UNCUT, WITH HEARN MSS. LEAF TIPPED IN. "Gift. from F. Coolidge HMCo. Dec 1/06 [to its chief binder]. RARE. THE FIRST & LIMITED EDITION OF 200 COPIES WITH MANUSCRIPT This work was issued in two basic editions: First Limited Edition of 200 Copies with Manuscript, and the First Trade edition, both in 2 volume sets. The FIRST LIMITED EDITION OF 200 COPIES contains a sheet of Hearn's actual holographic and penned manuscript, properly tipped in volume one. There are only two Hearn leaf book titles by Hearn: this example, and the other title is the complete Writings of Lafcadio Hearn in 16 volumes. The trade edition of this title looks quite similar to the Limited Edition, in that both are bound in green cloth with top gilt, but the Limited Edition has a manuscript leaf and paper lables on the spine. This has always been one of Hearn's rarest and most desirable titles for collectors & libraries alike. This is essentially a bio- graphy by his very close friend and fellow writer. Hearn has referred to Ms. Bisland as his "...literary brother" see the quote in volume 1, p.389. Please see our other listings for a manuscript letter from Hearn to Bisland whom he correspon- ded with often. Because Bisland carried on an extensive cor- respondence with Hearn, her ability to write a true & proper biography was a foregone conclusion. This set is illustrated with 16 photos and gravures, with frontispieces of Hearn. By and large the best and most reliable of all Hearn biogra- phies due to Bisland's primary knowledge of Hearn, something most other biographers can not say. For references see BAL 7944. Perkins: p.54-55 for comprehensive bibliographic deta- ils. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE MANUSCRIPT LEAF SET ! Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        HOUSES AND GARDENS

      London: George Newnes, 1906. First printing. Large quarto of 247 pages plus color frontispiece.   Sixteen color plates with tissue guards and scores of black and white line drawings of floor plans and elevations and ornamental headpieces.  Bound in the original olive green cloth, top edge gilt with endleaves of a charming stylized floral pattern printed in purple and olive green, two favorite color choices of Scott.  Gift inscription on the verso of the title page from prominent colonial revival architect, Frank A. Bourne dated 1910.  (Bourne was the author of the book "Architectural Drawing and Lettering".) The gilt on the cover is a bit rubbed but still bright.  Light edgewear, else both binding and text in exceptional condition.  A near fine copy. (Very Heavy Book.  Extra Postage Required)

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1906 - 1906 Original Hardback Wisden,

      1906. Hi and Welcome to our Store. We have sold many rare Wisdens through WisdenAuction so we are listing a few more spare early hardbacks and a full run of 1897-1948 in hardback, please enjoy them. -------------------------------------------------------------------- This lot is an 1906 Original Hardback Wisden. 11th Hardback! In Good to Very Good Condition. This book has has a small amount of restoration to the spine cloth at the very top and bottom and possible over writing of spine gilt (hard to tell) but other than that and the repaired hinges it is very nice, nice and clean inside with photoplate.

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        Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von Deutschland, Oesterreich und der Schweiz. Zum Gebrauche in den Schulen und zum Selbstunterricht. Band I: Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae und Monocotyledones. Band II: Monocotyledones (II. Teil). Band III: Dicotyledones (I. Teil). V. Band, 1. Teil: Dicotyledones (III. Teil). V. Band, 2. Teil: Dicotyledones (III. Teil). V. Band, 3. Teil: Dicotlledones (IV. Teil). V. Band, 4. Teil: Dicotyledones (V. Teil). VI. Band, 1. Hälfte: Dicotyledones (V. Teil). VI. Band, 2. Hälfte: Dicotyledones (V. Teil). Band VII: Gesamtregister.

      München, Lehmann, (1906 - 1929). 10 Bde. Pag. [ca. 6848 S.]. OHld. Mit allen Tafeln. In Band 3 zwei Tafeln doppelt: 81 und 82. Es fehlt der Band IV in drei Bänden, mit den Tafeln 122-174. Apart. - Ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl. (St., hds. Nr.), tlw. Bleistift-Anstr. u. Anm. im T., Gbrsp., ein Band berieben (Register), gute Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Botanik

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        Alt-Prager Architektur-Detaile. Attika-Aufbauten, Dachlucken, Dächer, Giebel, Balkone etc. Gesammelt und herausgegeben.

      Anton Schroll,, Wien, 1906 - Wien, Anton Schroll, [1906-1909]. Ca. 41,5 x 31,5 cm. Illustriertes Titelblatt, (8) Seiten Text. 80 Tafeln in Lichtdruck nach Natur-Aufnahmen. Original-Halbleinenmappe. Die schönen Tafeln, wie vorgesehen, lose in der Mappe. Gezeigt werden u.a.: Häuserecke in der Melantrichgasse; Attikaaufbau Plattnergasse; Giebel der Häuser Nerudagasse; Fassadenabschluß d. Palais Peche; Haus Amerika in der Karlshofergasse; Dachpartie des Hauses Kampa; Straßenbild der Hußgasse; Partie vom Treppenhause Palais Clam Gallas; Partie des Stiegenhauses im Palais Piccolomini; Altes Barockhaus in der Podskalerstraße; Partie der Adalbertskirche; Haus Nr. 5 in der Hybernergasse; Detail des Palais des Maltheserordens; Prokopgasse Nr. 6; Hofpartie eines demolierten Haues in der Salnitzergasse; Partie des Altstädter Rings; Blick durch den Torbogen des Kleinseitner Brückenturmes gegen die Nikolauskirche; Das alte jüdische Rathaus in der Rabbinergasse; Hof in der Zeltnergasse; Blick auf die Dächer der Kleinseite. Einband berieben und etwas beschabt, Rücken bestoßen. Die Bindebändchen an der Mappe defekt. Tafeln am Rand papierbedingt leicht gebräunt.

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        1906 THE HISTORY OF JAPAN TOGETHER WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE KINGDOM OF SIAM 16

      Glasgow 1906, MacLehose. Red decorated cloth, very good copy. 3 vol., 336+396+385p., 162 maps, illustrations, many folding. small margin stain last few page edges,text clean,solid copy. untrimmed, reprint of London 1727, 15 x 22 cm., tops gilt.. EARLY ACCOUNT OF 18TH CENTURY JAPAN & SIAM BY A DOCTOR A reduced size, but exact and complete reprint of the First edition, published 1727 by J.G. Scheuchzer. . The 2nd. edition in 1778 was improved containing a second index, & a 75-page appendix on the Natural History of the Japanese tea, with accurate description of that plant, its culture, growth, preparation and uses. Also of the paper manufacture of the Japanese. Of the Cure of the Cholick [sic] by the acupuncture, or needle-pricking as it is used by the Japanese. An account of Moxa, an excellent caustic of the Chinese and Japanese, showing how & where to insert the needles & where to burn. In all, the original had 45 finely engraved copper plates and maps, with early illustrations on Japanese tea plants, herb logy & acupuncture adorn this work. * SUBTITLE: Giving an Account of the Ancient and Present State of government of that Empire, of its Temples, Palaces...of the chronology & Succession of the Emperors...Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam...Kaempfer [1651-1716] was a German doctor with a passion for traveling. He went to Nagasaki in 1690-91. His work covers Japanese history & a very reliable & lucid description of the political, social & physical state of the country in the 17th century. * For upwards of 100 years this work remained the chief source of reliable and primary information for the rest of the world. Kaempfer was essentially stationed in Nagasaki harbor on the prison-like island of Dejima, the entrance of which was controlled by the Japanese. There he performed his medical duties as Dutch East India Company physician. Once a year, a representative of the Company was allowed to go to Edo under very strict military guard, to be observed by the Shogun. The entourage went by way of Nagasaki to Kokura, Osaka, Miaco [Kyoto], Fammamatz [Hamamatsu], to Edo, basically up the Tokaido highway. Kaempfer was sent to the Shogun's palace in Edo he was ordered to dance, sing & eat while being scrutinized by the Shogun who shielded himself behind a Sudare or bamboo curtain. The Shogun secretly watched the Oranda-jin [a Dutchman]. Kaempfer was a very open & free-thinking educated man, who was also an intellectual. The Shogun took to him & granted the favor of free travel throughout Japan, unheard of during this period of Japan's & fear of Westerners and isolation to the rest of the world. The Dutch were allowed just so many vessels to visit annually & trade with their "window to the world" at Dejima. Nagasaki became a gathering place for curious Japanese, as well as would-be Ran-gaku-sha [Japanese Scholars of Dutch Learning] who studied science, medicine, astronomy, geography, cartography and the Western art of copper plate printing. From this very tiny island "window" Japan's curious intellectuals made a school & began to teach Western style knowledge to an elite Japanese intelligentsia. * WHO WAS DR. ENGELBERT KAEMPFER: Kaempfer was one of the scant few who gave favor to the rise of such Japanese and taught them what he could. This most famous primary resource has been celebrated since its publication as THE single most important book on Japan in the 18th century. Over the past two centuries & a half, this work has maintained its position as one of the three most important books on Japan done in English in the West. Highly collectable and coveted by connoisseurs, historians & librarians renders this a magnificent primary resource with fabulous etchings. The addition of the appendices in 1728 on the Tea Camellia is the first appearance of this in English. Also the first discussion of acupuncture & the use of Moxa [Mogusa] as a medical remedy. The West is still learning about effectiveness of these two medical treatments to this day. Kaempfer's influence on the Japanese is difficult to assess, except that some of Japan's most intellectual scientists, physicians, reformers and scholars got their Rangaku from Deshima after Kaempfer arrived. Shiba Kokan the "Da Vinci of Japan", Matsukawa Hanzan and a host of others led Japan through the halls of innovation for the next two hundred and fifty years. Even today, medicine is still considered as "Rangaku" in Japan. The roots of Japan becoming a modern, well educated nation emanates from its first introduction of European learning via Deshima. This book documents the beginning of that era. In just two years' stay in Japan, Dr. Kaempfer began Japan's long voyage of equality with the West. RARE in either edition. Kaempfer [1740-1812] was the director of the Deshima factory in 1779-1780 and 1781-1784 in Nagasaki. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: . E. Cox: A REFERENCE GULIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL p.332 * M. Takahashi: CATALOGUE OF SPECIAL BOOKS ON CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, Tenri 1932, vol.1, p.198, no. 4-8; * H. Cordier: JAPONICA 414-15. * Wellcome III 376. * Veith, I.: HUANG TI NEI CHING SU WEN: THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S CLASSIC OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, illustrates the famous plate on accupuncture found in Kaempfer. * VEITH, Ilza. THE BEGINNINGS OF JAPANESE OBSTETRICS *** R A R E. A complete reprint of the original London 1727 edition, with all illustrations. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        The Novels

      New York and Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby, 1906. Leather bound. Fine. New York and Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby, 1906. Leather bound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Novels and Letters of Jane Austen. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson and with an introduction by William Lyon Phelps, colored illustrations by C.E. and H.M. Brock. The Winchester Edition is limited to twelve hundred and fifty numbered sets which this is number 455. Titles include Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Letters, etc. Bound by Brentanos in three quarter tan morocco over cloth board, spine floral gilt decoration, raised band, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A beautiful set and splendid binding.

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        THE PASSING OF KOREA

      New York 1906, Doubleday. Green cloth, very good, 473p., 54. b.w. photos, index, top edge gilt, very clean, 17.5 x 26 cm.. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. An excellent primary source, covering in great detail where & what Korea is, the people, government, legendary & ancient history, medieval history. Golden age of Korea, the Japanese invasion, Manchu invasion, early Christianity, opening of Korea, assassination of the Queen, Independence Club, Japan- Russia War, Russian intrigue, the Japanese in Korea, revenue & currency, architecture, buildings, transportation, Korean industries, domestic & foreign trade. * Monumental relics, the language, literture, music & poetry. The arts, education, the Emperor of Korea, women's position, folk-lore, religion and superstition, slavery, funerals, geomancy, burial customs, modern improvememts with a lucid essay on Korea's future. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        1906. THE HISTORY OF JAPAN TOGETHER WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE KINGDOM OF SIAM 16

      Glasgow 1906, MacLehose. Red cloth, 336+398+386p., 3 volume. set, 162 fold out plates, maps, text illustrations, index, s. reprint copy of London 1727 edition, tops gilt, 15 x 23 cm.,. excellent copy, untrimmed. !UNCUT! IN COLLECTOR'S CONDITION!. EARLY ACCOUNT OF 18TH CENTURY JAPAN & SIAM BY A DOCTOR A reduced size, but exact and complete reprint of the First edition, published 1727 by J.G. Scheuchzer. . The 2nd. edition in 1778 was improved containing a second index, & a 75-page appendix on the Natural History of the Japanese tea, with accurate description of that plant, its culture, growth, preparation and uses. Also of the paper manufacture of the Japanese. Of the Cure of the Cholick [sic] by the acupuncture, or needle-pricking as it is used by the Japanese. An account of Moxa, an excellent caustic of the Chinese and Japanese, showing how & where to insert the needles & where to burn. In all, the original had 45 finely engraved copper plates and maps, with early illustrations on Japanese tea plants, herb logy & acupuncture adorn this work. * SUBTITLE: Giving an Account of the Ancient and Present State of government of that Empire, of its Temples, Palaces...of the chronology & Succession of the Emperors...Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam...Kaempfer [1651-1716] was a German doctor with a passion for traveling. He went to Nagasaki in 1690-91. His work covers Japanese history & a very reliable & lucid description of the political, social & physical state of the country in the 17th century. * For upwards of 100 years this work remained the chief source of reliable and primary information for the rest of the world. Kaempfer was essentially stationed in Nagasaki harbor on the prison-like island of Dejima, the entrance of which was controlled by the Japanese. There he performed his medical duties as Dutch East India Company physician. Once a year, a representative of the Company was allowed to go to Edo under very strict military guard, to be observed by the Shogun. The entourage went by way of Nagasaki to Kokura, Osaka, Miaco [Kyoto], Fammamatz [Hamamatsu], to Edo, basically up the Tokaido highway. Kaempfer was sent to the Shogun's palace in Edo he was ordered to dance, sing & eat while being scrutinized by the Shogun who shielded himself behind a Sudare or bamboo curtain. The Shogun secretly watched the Oranda-jin [a Dutchman]. Kaempfer was a very open & free-thinking educated man, who was also an intellectual. The Shogun took to him & granted the favor of free travel throughout Japan, unheard of during this period of Japan's & fear of Westerners and isolation to the rest of the world. The Dutch were allowed just so many vessels to visit annually & trade with their "window to the world" at Dejima. Nagasaki became a gathering place for curious Japanese, as well as would-be Ran-gaku-sha [Japanese Scholars of Dutch Learning] who studied science, medicine, astronomy, geography, cartography and the Western art of copper plate printing. From this very tiny island "window" Japan's curious intellectuals made a school & began to teach Western style knowledge to an elite Japanese intelligentsia. * WHO WAS DR. ENGELBERT KAEMPFER: Kaempfer was one of the scant few who gave favor to the rise of such Japanese and taught them what he could. This most famous primary resource has been celebrated since its publication as THE single most important book on Japan in the 18th century. Over the past two centuries & a half, this work has maintained its position as one of the three most important books on Japan done in English in the West. Highly collectable and coveted by connoisseurs, historians & librarians renders this a magnificent primary resource with fabulous etchings. The addition of the appendices in 1728 on the Tea Camellia is the first appearance of this in English. Also the first discussion of acupuncture & the use of Moxa [Mogusa] as a medical remedy. The West is still learning about effectiveness of these two medical treatments to this day. Kaempfer's influence on the Japanese is difficult to assess, except that some of Japan's most intellectual scientists, physicians, reformers and scholars got their Rangaku from Deshima after Kaempfer arrived. Shiba Kokan the "Da Vinci of Japan", Matsukawa Hanzan and a host of others led Japan through the halls of innovation for the next two hundred and fifty years. Even today, medicine is still considered as "Rangaku" in Japan. The roots of Japan becoming a modern, well educated nation emanates from its first introduction of European learning via Deshima. This book documents the beginning of that era. In just two years' stay in Japan, Dr. Kaempfer began Japan's long voyage of equality with the West. RARE in either edition. Kaempfer [1740-1812] was the director of the Deshima factory in 1779-1780 and 1781-1784 in Nagasaki. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: . E. Cox: A REFERENCE GULIDE TO THE LITERATURE OF TRAVEL p.332 * M. Takahashi: CATALOGUE OF SPECIAL BOOKS ON CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, Tenri 1932, vol.1, p.198, no. 4-8; * H. Cordier: JAPONICA 414-15. * Wellcome III 376. * Veith, I.: HUANG TI NEI CHING SU WEN: THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S CLASSIC OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, illustrates the famous plate on accupuncture found in Kaempfer. * VEITH, Ilza. THE BEGINNINGS OF JAPANESE OBSTETRICS *** R A R E. A complete reprint of the original London 1727 edition, with all illustrations. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        THE HOUSE OF SOULS.

      London: E. Grant Richards, 1906 - Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xiii [xiv-xvi] [1-2] 3-513 [514] [515: ad for The Three Impostors] [516: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Sidney H. Sime, original pictorial gray cloth with cover design by Sime in black, gold and light green. First edition. First binding with "E. GRANT / RICHARDS" at base of spine panel. Collects the contents of THE GREAT GOOD PAN (1894) and THE THREE IMPOSTORS (1895), the latter with some revisions and omissions, plus the first book appearance of three tales, "A Fragment of Life," "The White People," and "The Red Hand." ". Machen's most important collection." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 277. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-135. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1072. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 147. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3- 157. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Reginald 09464. Goldstone and Sweetser 10a. Gift inscription dated 1908 on the front free endpaper. Just a touch of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, hint of foxing to spine panel, some foxing to endpapers, and several preliminary and terminal leaves, a tight, very good copy. A clean, attractive copy of this handsome book with elaborate three-color cover design by Sime. (#151712) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PAGAN RACES OF THE MALAYA PENINSULA.

      London 1906, Macmillan. Buff cloth, 2 vol. set, very good,. 724+855p., indexes, 2 fold-out maps, 5 maps, 282 b.w. photos. bibliography, appendix, top edge gilt; vol. 1 small split. on spine but mended, otherwise a nice & clean set. R A R E. A COPIOUS & MAJOR PRIMARY RESOURCE ON AREA ETHNOLOGY Co-author Charles O. Blagden. This is a major resource for the ethnology of the area. Vol.1: racial characters and affinities, notes by W. Duckworth on "Fasciculi Malayenses" notes on the diseases of the aborigines. Manners and customs: food, stimulants, narcotics, dress, habitations, hunting, trapping and fishing; modes of barter, weapons and implements, cultivation, arts and crafts, decorative art, social order, dealings with other races. Vol. 2: Birth, maturity, marriage, burial, music, songs, feasts customs and beliefs; natural religion and folk-lore, present state and future prospects, taboo and other other special forms of speech, past history and relation to other languages. A major contribution to the knowledge on these primitive peoples, loaded with superb photos of the native people: Kelantan, Kedah-Raman, Kedah, Perak, Selangor, Pahang, Malacca, Johor, Andamanese et al. Copious maps and very through bibliography. A most impresive solid study. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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