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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: Watts and Co. 1906, 1906. 'Issued For the Rationalist Press Association Ltd'. Sixpenny Edition in paper wraps. Octavo. Pp.208 including pp5 of adverts to rear. Publisher's mint green paper covers with enfraved portrait of the author to front cover, advertisements printed to both sides of rear cover. Some gentle toning to cheap paper, minor shelfwear else a particularly fine example of a fragile book. A remarkable survival.

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        LHASA AND ITS MYSTERIES. WITH A RECORD OF THE EXPEDITION OF 1903-1904.

      London [1906], Methuen. 3/4 New black leather over blue clo-. th, a.e.g., 115 b.w. photos, colored frontis, bright copy,. index, 17 appendices, large folding color map. S C A R C E. A GREAT PRIMARY RESOURCE ON EARLY BRITISH-TIBETAN WAR This is a wonderful primary work, Lhasa the forbidden city, the Grand Lama & his evolution as the Priest-God of Lhasa, how the British Mission came to be sent, great Northern pla- teau, invasion of Sikhim, British mission Col. Younghusband, peaceful mission becomes an armed force. Invasion of the Chumbi valley across the Jelep pass,occupation of Phari Fort the advance to Tuna on the Tibetan plateau, Tang pass, wint- ering in Tibet, on to Guru, battle at the crystal springs. The Tibetan army & its leaders, Dash on Gyantse, past the Lakes Rham & Kala with fight in the Gorge of the Red Idol. Gyiantse its fort & town, temples, priests, convents of Gya- ntse & neighbourhood, visit to the caves of entombed hermits & besieged at Gyantse. Relief of Gyantse & storming of the Jong. Gyantse to Lhasa, past the Yamdok Sea & across the Tsangpo Valley. Lhasa "The Seat of the Gods."Temples & monks in the Hermit City: the Lamas' Holy of Holies. Great source. Cordier SINICA 4377. A color scan 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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        [Photo Album]: Farm Life and Farm Equipment in Upstate New York

      [Lancaster, New York. 1906-1922]. Oblong folio. Measuring 12.25" x 10.25". [110]pp. Very good contemporary limp textured black leather photo album with some chipping and edgewear, and lacking the spine, still a sound album with sharp photos in excellent condition. 227 original gelatin silver photographs, ranging between 3" x 5" and 5" x 7", most are glued down, a few tipped-in with black corners, and many with captions beneath in white ink.An outstanding photo album filled with over 200 original silver gelatin photos exhibiting the Beck family farm, as well as some interesting images of the Moline farm engines and equipment used and sold by Irvin Beck for George Beck & Sons, as well as some later images when he was a salesman for United States Tires in upstate New York, all during the opening two decades of the 20th Century. This album provides an insightful visual record of the compiler's career as both a farmer and a farm equipment salesman, with many particularly pleasing images of the Beck family farm. Beck began working at a young age on the family farms of his father George Beck, and his maternal grandparents, the Bruncks in Lancaster, New York. The album opens with an image of Moline Corn Binders awaiting delivery outside of the George Beck & Sons sales building, and then shows numerous photo images of Moline 7 horsepower and 9 horsepower gasoline engines employed to load oat bales, splitting and dragging logs, and providing power on the various farms, and even providing power to Herman Brunck's sawmill.Beck had an obvious fascination for machinery, as evidenced by the number of photos showing various Ford Model T 4-doors and coupes, and a few depicting the trailer for delivering farm equipment such as plows, gasoline engines, and corn binders. Other images are present of the Moline Model C Tractor, a Moline Model D tractor, a 1916 contest where the Moline Flying Dutchman plow defeated the Oliver plow, a wrecked Mack Truck; a woman (possibly his wife) sitting on a 1915 Harley Davidson V-Twin motorcycle with coil springs in front forks and other add-ons; and even images of delivering a corn binder to the Syracuse, New York Fair in September, 1920.The album also contains photos of drilling for gas on Handy Farm in 1916 with the drilling derrick and equipment, replacing a windmill in 1921, the Moline Universal Tractor and New Idea Spreader at the Batavia Fair, Batavia, New York in 1920, and more. The family farm and the equipment sales appear to have generated a good standard of living as evidenced by the quality of the automobiles, equipment, farm buildings, and the vacations the family afforded at Niagara Falls, Alden, Olcott Beach, Conesus Lake, N.Y., and the Ebenezer Colony Dams in West Seneca, N.Y. After World War I, Beck began selling automobile supplies, accessories, and tires for the United States Tires Company as well. At the time, the company focused on selling pneumatic rubber tires for trucks, and heavy equipment. Of particular interest are a wonderful series of 10 photos he has included exhibiting United States Tires Company advertising billboards across New York State, including Niagara Falls, Geneva, Hopewell, Lima, Pembroke, Seneca Falls, and Ithaca. He would eventually become an automobile dealer and salesman during the 1930s.Pleasing and well composed images giving a good overview of a farmer and salesman in New York State. .

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        With Sword and Statute. (On the Cape of Good Hope Frontier.)

      Greaves, Pass and Co., London 1906 - Recollections of a mounted officer on the Cape of Good Hope frontier, who came to South Africa as a young boy. He served in most frontier wars and expeditions and was acting chief magistrate in Griqualand East at various times and resident magistrate in Herschel during the Boer war. 147 pages. Illus. with black/white photos and line drawings. Good. Wear and staining to the binding. Age toning to the page edges and foxing to the prelims. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mirages -

      Edition d?art H. Piazza 1906 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 222 pp. Reliure pleine basane marron. Dos à 4 nerfs sautés avec pièces de titre et de tomaison orange. Plats à motifs incrustés à froid. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur Parfait sur beau papier Japon. Edition illustrée de 54 compositions en couleurs d'Etienne DINET. Bel exemplaire. TIRAGE LIMITE à 400 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 40 exemplaires sur papier Japon nacré (sans la suite en noir et blanc des illustrations annoncées). [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. G : in Good condition. Spine worn. Corners bumped with some minor loss. Ownership stamp on title page. Some light browning to eps. Plates bright. 1906. 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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        The Birds of the British Islands. Illustrated by Lilian M Medland.

      London: E Grant Richards 1906 - 6 vols. 4to. (33 x 25.5 cm). Bound by Bayntun in half green morocco, spines with raised bands, gilt lettering and bird ornaments in compartments, top edges gilt and other edges untrimmed. Very light minor dampstain to first prelims. of Vol.I, spines faded to brown with some slight mottling, otherwise a handsome set. 2 folding maps, 318 plates. (Length 31 cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS Signed to Cecil Harmsworth (1869-1948). With envelope addressed in Churchill's hand.

      Single sheet of Colonial Office notepaper, written whilst a member of the Liberal cabinet, beginning "Dear Mr. Harmsworth, I have already gone into Mr Podwin's case at the request of Mr George Wyndham", and explaining that he will gladly help him find a post. Dated 'March 24th', sadly without the year but research narrows this to 1906-1908; from December 1905-April 1908 Churchill served as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, dealing mainly with South Africa after the Boer War, in particular settling the Transvaal Constitution which was accepted by Parliament in 1907. This headed notepaper clearly refers to this period; although Churchill returned as Colonial Secretary from 1921-2, his friend George Wyndham had died in 1913 and would therefore not have been a key subject in this letter. Conservative MP George Wyndham (1863-1913), a beneficiary of Cecil Rhodes, was also a firm ally of the young Winston Churchill. Both had served as British Army officers in the Sudan and both were politically involved with South Africa. Furthermore Wyndham was Chief Secretary for Ireland (1900-1905); Churchill played a prominent role in Irish policy at this time and was later a key figure in the founding of the Irish Free State (Republic of Ireland). The Liberal MP Cecil Harmsworth (1869-1948) was elected to the Commons in February 1906 and later served as Deputy Foreign Secretary. He was also chairman of Associated Newspapers and both his son and grandson (as Viscounts Rothermere) were powerful Fleet Street press magnates. This letter therefore touches on three key areas which defined the young Churchill's early parliamentary career; South Africa, The Anglo-Irish treaty and 'crossing the floor' party politics.

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        VERSES. Reprinted from G. Polidori's Edition of 1847. Edited by J.D. Symon

      Hammersmith, London: Eragny Press, by arrangement with Macmillan, 1906. Edition limited to 175 copies on Arches paper with the Eragny watermark. See "The Gentle Art of Lucien Pissarro" - #38. The Eragny device to title-page, tipped-in errata at rear. Reprint title-page ruled and scrolled in red, and with red floral vignette, page 3 also ruled and bordered in red. Quarter grey paper, title gilt-stamped on upper cover, printed paper boards with a design of saxifrage in green and yellow. Paper over upper joint split approx. 10 cm and with one horizontal closed split (now in plastic protector), else very good. . Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo.

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        Tarpon Fishing in Mexico and Florida

      Harrison and Sons, London 1906 - Light blue cloth with spine and cover rules & titles in white, paste-on b/w photo blocked in white lower front panel; 8vo; 73 + 2pp; illustrated with b/w photo frontispiece, decorative chapter initials plus 26 plates with either single or double images per page, all printed in blue ink; large fold-out color map at rear. The rear pastedown contains 2 pockets that house 16 loose stereopticon view cards of tarpon fishing scenes. No date listed, but assumed to have been published in 1906. One of the earliest works devoted solely to tarpon fishing. In a "Partial Tarpon Bibliography", Ken Callahan states: "The author began his tarpon fishing in Mexico in 1904 and he gives long accounts of his fishing experiences in Mexico and Florida. Churchill recommends Vom Hofe reels.there is at present no English made tarpon reels I can recommend. Mentions there is a taxidermist near Useppa Inn who will stuff a tarpon at a price of 5 dollars per foot." This copy in very good condition with light cover soiling and minimal wear to corners. Two bookplates to front preliminaries with some offsetting as well. Internally quite clean with all plates very bright. The map has some creasing and a small tear at one of the folds. All view cards present and in VG condition. A nice copy of a scarce and desirable title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, torn dust jackets but in the. original publisher's soiled box, books fine. FIRST LIMITED. EDITION 200 COPIES, WITH HEARN MANUSCRIPT, ENTIRELY UNCUT.. 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, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        W.N. McMillin's Expeditions and Big Game Hunting in Southerm Sudan, Abyssinia and East Africa

      Privately Printed, London 1906 - 415 pp, 112 ill, pull out rear pocket map. Jessen was an ardent hunter and made many trips through African game countries. He was a friend of most noted sportsmen of the day, including the McMillins. It is estimated that only about 200 copies were printed. VG+ (some foxing on front free end paper) otherwise near fine in orig. red gilt cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le "FRANÇAIS" au POLE SUD. Préface de l'Amiral Fournier.

      Flammarion S. d. (1906), Paris - In-4 de 7 ff.n.ch. XXXVII 486 pp.; demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs fileté, couverture illustrée conservée. Edition originale. Bel exemplaire de ce Journal de l'Expédition Antarctique Française 1903-05. Ouvrage orné d'un frontispice de l'auteur, contenant trois cents illustrations et une grande carte repliée hors texte, suivi d'un exposé de quelques-uns des travaux scientifiques par les membres de l'État-Major, MM. Matha, Rey, Pléneau, Turquet, Gourdon, Charcot. Envoi autographe signé. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Wilts and Dorset at the opening of the twentieth century / by E.E. Dorling. Contemporary biographies ; edited by W.T. Pike

      Brighton : Pike, 1906, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Very good copy rebound with the original gilt-decorated boards and a modern, matching gilt-blocked leather spine. Very impressively finished. Some dulling and rubbing evident to panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; Physical description: 304p : illus, ports., photographs; 31cm. Subjects: Wiltshire -- Dorset -- History -- Local history -- Biography. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 220235.

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        ALS Signed to Cecil Harmsworth (1869-1948). With envelope addressed in Churchill's hand.

      Single sheet of Colonial Office notepaper, written whilst a member of the Liberal cabinet, beginning "Dear Mr. Harmsworth, I have already gone into Mr Podwin's case at the request of Mr George Wyndham", and explaining that he will gladly help him find a post. Dated 'March 24th', sadly without the year but research narrows this to 1906-1908; from December 1905-April 1908 Churchill served as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, dealing mainly with South Africa after the Boer War, in particular settling the Transvaal Constitution which was accepted by Parliament in 1907. This headed notepaper clearly refers to this period; although Churchill returned as Colonial Secretary from 1921-2, his friend George Wyndham had died in 1913 and would therefore not have been a key subject in this letter. Conservative MP George Wyndham (1863-1913), a beneficiary of Cecil Rhodes, was also a firm ally of the young Winston Churchill. Both had served as British Army officers in the Sudan and both were politically involved with South Africa. Furthermore Wyndham was Chief Secretary for Ireland (1900-1905); Churchill played a prominent role in Irish policy at this time and was later a key figure in the founding of the Irish Free State (Republic of Ireland). The Liberal MP Cecil Harmsworth (1869-1948) was elected to the Commons in February 1906 and later served as Deputy Foreign Secretary. He was also chairman of Associated Newspapers and both his son and grandson (as Viscounts Rothermere) were powerful Fleet Street press magnates. This letter therefore touches on three key areas which defined the young Churchill's early parliamentary career; South Africa, The Anglo-Irish treaty and 'crossing the floor' party politics.

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        DER MENSCH UND DIE ERDE. Die Entstehung, Gewinnung und Verwertung der Schätze der Erde als Grundlagen der Kultur. 10 Bände, komplett. Hrsg:

      Bong & Cie., Berlin, Leipzig. 1906 - O.-Ganzleder mit montierter Silberplatte (eine fehlt) auf Buchdeckel. Gold und Blindprägung, Blauschnitt, einige Beschabungen und kl. Einrisse am Buchrücken (Bd.3,4,6), keine Stockflecken, einige Textanstreichungen, sehr schöne Exemplare in guter Erhaltung, Bilder auf Anfrage. 30000 gr. 4°, ca. 4500 Seiten. Mit sehr zahlr. (teils farb.) Tafeln, Textabb., Beilagen und Karten. 1.- 50. Tsd.

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        The wonders of the Colorado Desert (southern California). Its rivers and its mountains, its canyons and its springs, its life and its history, pictured and described .

      Little, Brown, and Company, Boston 1906 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo; 33 plates, 1 folding map, 1 double-page table inserted, numerous illustrations throughout text all after Carl Eytel; original beige cloth over blue cloth boards, gilt vignette on upper covers; the spines both a bit faded, and not quite uniform, the second volume with a mild dampstain at the lower spine, hinges of vol. II neatly reglued; a good set. With a long and interesting inscription from the author on the half title "To Dr. and Mrs. Robertson, Ruth & Majorie: Dear friends, We have reveled in the delights of the Grand & Hoover Canyons together, & I hope that these pages will lead you to want to go with me, someday, into this equally wonderful & interesting region - the Colorado Desert of our own California. Cordially yours, George Wharton James. Howes J-44. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

      London: Watts and Co. 1906, 1906. 'Issued For the Rationalist Press Association Ltd'. Sixpenny Edition in paper wraps. Octavo. Pp.208 including pp5 of adverts to rear. Publisher's mint green paper covers with enfraved portrait of the author to front cover, advertisements printed to both sides of rear cover. Some gentle toning to cheap paper, minor shelfwear else a particularly fine example of a fragile book. A remarkable survival.

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        [Photo Album]: Farm Life and Farm Equipment in Upstate New York

      [Lancaster, New York. 1906-1922]. Oblong folio. Measuring 12.25" x 10.25". [110]pp. Very good contemporary limp textured black leather photo album with some chipping and edgewear, and lacking the spine, still a sound album with sharp photos in excellent condition. 227 original gelatin silver photographs, ranging between 3" x 5" and 5" x 7", most are glued down, a few tipped-in with black corners, and many with captions beneath in white ink.An outstanding photo album filled with over 200 original silver gelatin photos exhibiting the Beck family farm, as well as some interesting images of the Moline farm engines and equipment used and sold by Irvin Beck for George Beck & Sons, as well as some later images when he was a salesman for United States Tires in upstate New York, all during the opening two decades of the 20th Century. This album provides an insightful visual record of the compiler's career as both a farmer and a farm equipment salesman, with many particularly pleasing images of the Beck family farm. Beck began working at a young age on the family farms of his father George Beck, and his maternal grandparents, the Bruncks in Lancaster, New York. The album opens with an image of Moline Corn Binders awaiting delivery outside of the George Beck & Sons sales building, and then shows numerous photo images of Moline 7 horsepower and 9 horsepower gasoline engines employed to load oat bales, splitting and dragging logs, and providing power on the various farms, and even providing power to Herman Brunck's sawmill.Beck had an obvious fascination for machinery, as evidenced by the number of photos showing various Ford Model T 4-doors and coupes, and a few depicting the trailer for delivering farm equipment such as plows, gasoline engines, and corn binders. Other images are present of the Moline Model C Tractor, a Moline Model D tractor, a 1916 contest where the Moline Flying Dutchman plow defeated the Oliver plow, a wrecked Mack Truck; a woman (possibly his wife) sitting on a 1915 Harley Davidson V-Twin motorcycle with coil springs in front forks and other add-ons; and even images of delivering a corn binder to the Syracuse, New York Fair in September, 1920.The album also contains photos of drilling for gas on Handy Farm in 1916 with the drilling derrick and equipment, replacing a windmill in 1921, the Moline Universal Tractor and New Idea Spreader at the Batavia Fair, Batavia, New York in 1920, and more. The family farm and the equipment sales appear to have generated a good standard of living as evidenced by the quality of the automobiles, equipment, farm buildings, and the vacations the family afforded at Niagara Falls, Alden, Olcott Beach, Conesus Lake, N.Y., and the Ebenezer Colony Dams in West Seneca, N.Y. After World War I, Beck began selling automobile supplies, accessories, and tires for the United States Tires Company as well. At the time, the company focused on selling pneumatic rubber tires for trucks, and heavy equipment. Of particular interest are a wonderful series of 10 photos he has included exhibiting United States Tires Company advertising billboards across New York State, including Niagara Falls, Geneva, Hopewell, Lima, Pembroke, Seneca Falls, and Ithaca. He would eventually become an automobile dealer and salesman during the 1930s.Pleasing and well composed images giving a good overview of a farmer and salesman in New York State. .

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        BANDIT JIM CROW

      ENRIGHT, MAGINEL WRIGHT. [BAUM,L.FRANK]. BANDIT JIM CROW by Laura Bancroft. Chicago: Reilly & Britton (1906). 12mo, pictorial cloth, [63]p., slight shelf wear, VG+. 1st edition of this Twinkle Tale, illustrated by MAGINEL WRIGHT ENRIGHT (Frank Lloyd Wright's sister) with 15 full page color illus. plus color title page. Nice copies are hard to find.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      1906. first edition. Arthur Rackham's Peter Pan in Kensington GardensFirst Trade Edition With Fifty Color Plates[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (From ?"The Little White Bird?"). With Drawings by Arthur Rackham. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906. First trade edition. Quarto (9 13/16 x 7 5/16 inches; 249 x 185 mm.). xii, 125, [1] pp. Color frontispiece and forty-nine color plates (collected at the end of the text) mounted on heavy brown paper, with descriptive tissue guards. Four black and white drawings (two on the title and one each on p. 1 and p. 14). Publisher's brick red cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine decoratively lettered in gilt, gray endpapers, the front free end-paper with a map of Kensington Gardens. Neat ink name on front free end-paper. Lower corner of front board a little bumped, some very slight discoloration to front board but still an excellent copy.J.M. Barrie?'s novel The Little White Bird (1902) ?"contains the first sketches for Peter Pan. The narrator is ?'a gentle, whimsical, lonely old bachelor?', an author by profession, whose ambition is to have a son. He meets a penniless young couple whose own son David becomes a substitute in his affections. He explains to David that ?'all children in our part of London were once birds in the Kensington Gardens; and that the reason there are bars on nursery windows and a tall fender by the fire is because very little people sometimes forget that they no longer have wings, and try to fly away through the window or up the chimney.?' The central chapters of the book tell the story of one such child, Peter Pan, who ?'escaped from being a human when he was seven days old…and flew back to the Kensington Gardens?'…The Peter Pan chapters of The Little White Bird were re-issued in 1906 as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, with colour plates by Arthur Rackham; this was the book which first made Rackham?'s work famous. It should not be confused with Peter and Wendy (1911), Barrie?'s novelization of the play Peter Pan?" (The Oxford Companion to Children?'s Literature).Latimore and Haskell, p. 27. Riall, p. 74.

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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      London: Macmillan & Co. 1906 - Two volumes. First edition, first printing. Publisher's burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Near fine, with just a few light spots to the bright cloth, light spotting to the fore edge, else very clean and fresh. A bright and pleasing set, as this title is hard to find without faded and frayed spines. This book is Winston Churchill's biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, the 7th Duke of Marlborough. Notably, Churchill wrote this biography from 1903-1905 - some of his earliest years as a Member of Parliament. In addition to Churchill's text, this volume contains photogravure portraits of the Churchill family, reproductions of political cartoons, and facsimiles of Randolph Churchill's letters. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1906 - 1906 Original Hardback Wisden - Very Good.

      1906. Hi, Here we have a rare 1906 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The 11th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright to the front and 100% original. The boards are very good, very clean and presentable. It would be a 9.5/10 book but the gilt has some fading to the spine gilt, but not much. The hinges are excellent as is the internal book, a very nice example of a 1906. Excellent photoplate. A rare Wisden. Reduced £100.

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        Der Amethyst. Nr. 473 von 800 num. Expl.

      [Wien], [Publication der Oesterr. Bibliophilen] 1906 - VIII, 402 S., mit 18 Illus. auf Taf., 8° (224x205mm), Goldgepr. O-Halbpergament Hayn-Gotendorf I, 69. "Erschien nur für Subscribenten und wurde dem Buchhandel nicht übergeben." Sammelband der Monatsschrift; alles Erschienene. - Enthält zahlreiche u. mitunter sehr deutliche Stücke aus der erotischen Literatur, mit 18 ganzseitigen Illustrationen von Th. Th. Heine, Marcus Behmer, Aubrey Beardsley, Alfred Kubin, Karl Hofer, J.J. Vrieslander, F. von Bayros, u.a. - Einband bestoßen, berieben u. etwas fleckig; oberes Kapital beidseitig eingerissen; Innendeckel mit ExLibris: "Fliegen und siegen. Leo Simon"; Vorsatzgelenke angeplatzt; die ersten drei Blatt mit Rostspuren einer Klammer; unbeschnitten; sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Das Podium. Künstlergesten aus dem Concertsaal. Lithographiert von Eugen Spiro

      Berlin, 1906. Some wear and staining of the folding card case; internally in very good order with all portraits well preserved.. Portfolio of 37 lithographic portraits measuring 320 x 290 mm., each in folding protective mount, original printed folding card case with the titling leaf. Beautiful collection of lithographic portraits of famous European singers and musicians of the turn of the century, with each plate individually signed by the artist. Eugen Spiro was born in Breslau in 1874 and worked as a landscape and portrait artist in Germany and later the United States. His portraits of prominent creative and scientific personalities won him lasting acclaim in both continents. After a spell in Paris Spiro returned to Germany in 1914 and rose to prominence amongst the fashionable Berlin art scene; he served as chairman of the Berlin Secession and was appointed Professor of the Berlin Academy of Arts. On account of his Jewish ancestry, Spiro was prohibited from working by the ascendant Third Reich from 1933 onwards. He finally emigrated to the United States with his family in 1941 and although 67 years of age upon arrival, Spiro continued to work and exhibit up until decease in 1972 at the age of 98.The portfolio was originally issued with 34 plates in an edition of 55 copies; this copy is an example of the later expanded edition with an additional 3 plates (bringing the total to 37) and limited to 30 numbered copies.

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        Die Kunstdenkmäler der Stadt Köln. I. Band, 1.-4. Abteilung und II. Band, 1.-4. Abteilung in zusammen 8 Bänden. Mit insgesamt 159 Tafeln u. ganzs. Abbildungen und 2014 Abbildungen im Text.

      Düsseldorf L Schwann -1938 1906 - Gr8°, mod. handgeb.Halblederbde. mit vergold. Titel u. Reihentitel auf roten u. grünen Lederschildchen. Vollständige Köln-Reihe der "Kunstdenkmäler der Rheinprovinz" in bilbliophiler Ausstattung und von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung. - Die Mitarbeiter dieser bis heute unentbehrlichen Reihe zur Kölner Geschichte und Topographie waren Johannes Krudewig (u.a. das wichtige Quellenverzeichnis Band I,1) Joseph Klinkenberg, Otto von Falke, Hugo Rathgens, Edmund Renard, Heinrich Neu, Fritz Witte, Wilhelm Ewald, Max Creutz, Hans Vogts, Hermann Roth, Ludwig Arntz u.a. - Band I, 3 ("Der Dom zu Köln") in 2. verm. Auflage.

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        New York comme je l'ai vu. Exemplaire sur Japon.

      Eugène Rey, Paris 1906 - in-8 Broché sous couverture rempliée. 206 p. Edition originale. Nbr. dessins en noir de l'auteur. Tirage de tête. Un des 100 ex. sur japon, seul grand papier. Exemplaire complet de son eau-forte (rousseurs). Intérieur de toute fraîcheur.Joint une lettre autographe de l'auteur (un feuillet) agrémentée de deux petits dessins à l'encre. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1906. From "The Little White Bird. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, pictorial title block to front board, roll to turn-ins, pink and grey floral endapers, gilt edges. With 50 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues bound in at the back. Ownership signature to frontis map. Signed limited edition, no. 266 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From "The Little White Bird."

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1906 - Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, decorative block to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. Illustrated with 50 tipped-in coloured plates. Signed limited edition, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Anales desde 1843 hasta el fallecimiento de Don Alfonso XII (Obra completa, 6 volúmenes) Segunda parte de la Guerra Civil.

      1906. Felipe González Rojas, Editor. 1906 - Imprenta y casa Editorial de Felipe González Rojas. Madrid. Colección Historia Contemporánea. 6 Vol. . Vol.I(1.053) Vol.II(1.023) Vol.III(957) Vol.IV(839) Vol.V(711) Vol.VI(997). Folio Mayor. Tela Editorial. Historia de España (Carlismo, Siglo XIX), Siglo XIX . Una de las mejores monografías históricas sobre las guerras carlistas. Profusamente ilustrado con láminas a color y mapas plegables. Bellamente encuadernados en tela editorial estampada con dorados. Leve fatiga en puntas y parciales marcas de oxido que no afectan al texto. Última edición.

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        L'informateur des aliénistes et des neurologistes

      1906 - 4 volumes in-4, planches en Paris, H. Delarue, 1906-1909, , 4 volumes in-4, planches en noir, demi-basane bleue de l'époque, pièces de titre et tomaisons havane, Tête de collection, soit les quatre premières années, de cette revue mensuelle dirigée par le neuro-psychiatre André Antheaume (1867-1925). Rare. "L'informateur des aliénistes et des neurologistes" parait à partir de 1925 sous le titre "Hygiène mentale", en tant que supplément à l'"Encéphale". Ces chroniques d'actualité, qui se veulent l'organe d’information à destination des aliénistes, ouvrent chacune sur le portrait d'une figure contemporaine qui s'étant illustrée dans le domaine des sciences neuro-psychologiques : Charles Vallon, Marandon de Montyel, Joseph Grasset, Ernest Dupré, Déjerine et sa femme, Gilbert Ballet, etc. Au tome IV (année 1909) se trouvent d'intéressantes reproductions des dessins d'un patient observé à Sainte-Anne ; "un sujet jeune, intelligent, doué d'un véritable tempérament artistique, atteint de cette forme de psychose dépressive, parfois dénommée en clinique mélancolie-suicide et qui a, du reste, justifié cette terminologie en réussissant ultérieurement à mettre fin à ses jours (.)" ; l'artiste produisit lors de son séjour une série de dessins satiriques, certains "intéressants par leur verve caricaturale et leur qualité d'exécution", accompagnés d'une table des matières fantaisiste qui en donne l'explication (Paul Keraval, t. IV, pp. 29-30). Sept planches, donnant 13 dessins de ce jeune talent dépressif, provenant de la collection du docteur Keraval, viennent ainsi illustrer le propos "De l'art chez les aliénés", occupant la rubrique "Variétés" dans 5 numéros. Nous sommes ici dans les prémices d'un intérêt, de la part de la communauté scientifique, pour l'"Art des aliénés", qui s'est manifesté deux ans auparavant avec la publication du docteur Paul Meunier (1873-1957), autrement dit Marcel Réja : "L'Art chez les fous" (Mercure de France, 1907). Le docteur Antheaume officia à Sainte-Anne dans le service de Valentin Magnan, puis à la Clinique des maladies mentales dirigée par Alix Joffroy. Il devient médecin suppléant de la Maison nationale de Charenton, puis médecin titulaire à partir de 1905, avant de fonder un sanatorium neuro-psychiatrique à Rueil, qu'il dirige jusqu'à sa mort. Il est l'un de ceux qui contribua, au début du XXe siècle, au rapprochement des aliénistes avec les neurologues. Simultanément à la publication de l'Informateur, il reprend en 1906, avec Henri Claude et Maurice Klippel, l'édition de la revue "L'Encéphale, journal de psychiatrie et de neurologie". Ses divers engagement auprès des amicales d’aliénistes font de lui l'un des porte-parole de la profession. Il fut un membre engagé de la Ligue d’hygiène mentale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Les Cartes a Jouer du XIVe au XXe siècle

      Paris: Librairie Hachette & Cie, 1906. 2 volumes, large quarto. (12 5/8 x 10 inches). Titles in red and black, half titles. 180 plates (122 coloured, five mounted), numerous uncoloured illustrations (many full-page). Expertly bound to style in red half morocco over the original boards, titled in gilt on spine, original hand-coloured illustrated cream thick-paper wrappers folded and bound in at the front of each volume, top edge gilt (neat repair to foot of spine of vol. I) Provenance: Monsieur Bois ("exemplaire imprimé pour Monsieur Bois" on verso of half title in vol.I). A spectacular demonstration of the art of book production, and a valuable source of information on the history of the playing card. This exhaustive treatise covers the origins and evolution of the playing card from the earliest known examples in the Middle Ages, describing their evolution and the changing techniques employed in their manufacture, and offering notes on those involved in their trade. Also covered are the social aspects which surrounded playing cards and games of chance and skill that developed, and towards the end of volume II is a valuable "Bibliographie des ouvrages sur les cartes à jouer". The period covered in this beautiful and erudite work is from the fourteenth to the beginning of the twentieth centuries. The title to the first volume notes that this work contains images of 3200 cards, with 956 in colour, and in addition there are hundreds of uncoloured illustrations, most reproducing earlier images. The printed note on the verso of the half-title of vol.I "exemplaire imprimé pour Monsieur Bois" indicates that this issue is from a limited edition of some description - unfortunately there is no other indication of how many copies were printed.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      New York: Charles Scriber's Sons, 1906. First American Edition . Recently rebacked, preserving the all the original cloth and spine strip, bring this handsome volume into very near fine condition. The book is bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and the design of a baby riding on the back of a billy-goat. A small quarto measuring 9 3/4" by 7 1/8" with a gift inscription and date of 1906 neatly written on the first free end page. The tissue guards, where damaged have been repaired. The wear to the tips of the boards have been strengthened and reshaped. The tissue guard covering the frontispiece shows a number of spots of foxing which have migrated to the title page; otherwise this copy is free of any foxing or age tanning to any other pages. 126 pages of text followed by 49 tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham on heavy, brown card stock. In all Rackham presents here the color frontispiece, a one page map of Kensington Gardens, two woodblock stock. vignettes within the text and the 49 color plates noted above. An extremely handsome and worthy copy of one of Rackham's most endearing set of illustrations.

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        THE GREAT WEATHER SYNDICATE .

      London: F. V. White and Co., Limited, 1906 - Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-312, original dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "An international cartel uses weather control to roast or freeze the world into peace . One of the scarcest of the Griffith science fiction novels." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 97. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 948. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 31. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 366. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 144. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 137. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06373. Hubin (1994), p. 355. Small stain on rear cover, gold lettering on spine panel a bit tarnished, top edge of text block dusty, endpapers (poor pulp paper stock) lightly age-darkened (here, less than usual), a tight, very good, attractive copy. A superior copy of an uncommon book rarely found in nice condition. (#149859) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The integrative action of the nervous system. English issue, with rare presentation inscription

      London: Archibald Constable, 1906. Sherrington, Sir Charles (1857?"1952). The integrative action of the nervous system. 8vo. xvi, 411pp. Text illustrations (some full-page). London: Archibald Constable & Co., 1906. 223 x 148 mm. Original cloth, a bit shaken, corners a bit worn, crack in cloth across lower spine, front joint reglued. Some foxing and browning on first and last leaves, several leaves dog-eared, presumably by the recipient. Good copy, showing signs of being read by the recipient. Extremely Rare Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Sherrington on the title: ?With very kind regards.? Signature (dated Nov. 1906) of the recipient, British psychologist William McDougall (1871-1938), on the half-title, with his note ?From the author? beneath; extensive notes in McDougall?s hand on rear pastedown and verso of last index leaf, McDougall?s numerous marginal lines in ink and pencil throughout the book marking paragraphs of interest. First Edition, British Issue. An extremely rare presentation copy of Sherrington?s classic work, which ?stands as the true foundation of modern neurophysiology? (Garrison?s History of Neurology, p. 229). This is the only copy of Sherrington?s classic inscribed by Sherrington to a known recipient that we have seen on the market during the past fifty years. The only other presentation copy that we handled was a copy of the American issue inscribed by Sherrington to an unidentified recipient. We handled that copy, which was exhibited in the Hundred Books Famous in Medicine exhibition at the Grolier Club, approximately forty years ago. Sherrington?s neurophysiological researches ?bridged the gap between the theoretical and speculative neurology of the nineteenth century and the empirical science of the twentieth. He carried out an extensive program of experimentation, and the results of these investigations placed clinical neurology on a sound scientific footing. His Investigative Action of the Nervous System, which summarized twenty years of intensive investigation, has been compared to William Harvey?s De Motu Cordis for its significance as a turning point in the history of physiology? (Grolier Club, 100 Books Famous in Medicine, p. 326). Sherrington received a share of the 1932 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his work on the functions of neurons. Sherrington presented this copy to British psychologist William McDougall, author of the influential Introduction to Social Psychology (1908) and a founder of the British Psychological Society. Sherrington must have had a high opinion of McDougall, as he used his influence on occasion to help advance the younger man?s career. In 1912 Sherrington sponsored McDougall for election to the Royal Society, filling out McDougall?s candidate?s certificate. After Sherrington obtained the Waynflete Professorship of Physiology at Oxford University in 1913, he helped McDougall, who was then the university?s Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy, to establish Oxford?s first laboratory of experimental psychology. The Integrative Action of the Nervous System is based on a series of Silliman Lectures that Sherrington delivered at Yale University in 1904. There are two issues of the 1906 first edition: The American issue, with the imprint of Charles Scribner?s Sons, New York; and the British issue, with the imprint of Archibald Constable, which consists of the American-printed sheets with a new title. Although Printing and the Mind of Man and other bibliographies give the first edition?s American imprint as ?New Haven: Yale University Press,? this is an error, as Yale did not take over the publication of Sherrington?s book until the second printing of 1911. Dawson?s catalogue 214 (Feb. 1971) states that publishing records show the British issue being published in October 1906, whereas the American issue was not published until December 8, 1906; it is thus claimed that the British issue is prior. This claim, although disputed, would tend to be confirmed by McDougall?s dating the receipt of his copy in November, 1906. Whatever the case, it is certainly logical that Sherrington, an Englishman, would have given copies of the British issue of his book to friends or colleagues. Garrison-Morton 1432. Fulton, Sherrington, p. 182. Grolier Club, 100 Books Famous in Medicine, 90. Norman 1939. Printing and the Mind of Man 397. Ratcliffe, Jessica, ?New acquisition: Experimental psychology instruments.? Sph?ra: The Newsletter of the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford. Oxford Museum of the History of Science, n.d. Web. Accessed 24 Nov. 2014. ?William McDougall (1871-1938).? History of Psychology Centre. British Psychological Society, n.d. Web. Accessed 24 Nov. 2014.

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        The Book of Football; A Complete History and Record of the Association and Rugby Games

      London: The Amalgamated Press Ltd.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Reback with original spine laid down, small old damp effected area to bottom RH corner, slight bumping and wear to board edges, new endpapers, COLOUR COVERS bound into rear of book, parts 2,5 and 7 have repaired tears professionally by our binder, part 12 has a cello repair to rear of cover, few other very small nicks. Scarce with covers. ; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall .

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1906., 1906. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Quarto. Publisher's russet cloth with pictorial gilt design to upper and gilt titles to spine; grey end papers with map to flyleaf. With 50 mounted colour plates with captioned tissues bound at rear. Plates and captions all present, some foxing to prelims, half-title with a neat erasure (professionally cleaned). Cloth generally bright, hinges neatly repaired. A useable, presentable and inexpensive example of the first edition. London-born artist Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) studied drawing at evening classes at Lambeth School of Art (1884) for 7 years whilst working full-time in insurance. He began to illustrate books, using the then new half-tone process his fame spread ing upon publication of his illustrated Grimm's Fairy Tales. In 1905 his illustrated Rip van Winkle introduced him to the US public; one year later Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens was published. Rackham was made a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1908, and was honoured abroad, with gold medals from Milan (1906) and Barcelona (1911). His illustrations for many classics followed including Alice In Wonderland (1907), Gulliver's Travels (1909), Aesop's Fables (1912), A Christmas Carol (1915), King Arthur (1917) Cinderella (1919), Sleepy Hollow (1928), The Night Before Christmas (1931), Hans Andersen (1932), Pied Pier of Hamelin (1934) and Poe's Tales (1935). His final book was The Wind In the Willows (1940). Riall p74. Latimore/Haskell p.27. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [126]. BMC No.1 [1984]; 'Edwardian Children's Books'. BMC No.271; 'The Great Illustrators'. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1005

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        Love Among the Chickens

      London: Newnes,, [1906]. A Story of the Haps and Mishaps on an English Chicken Farm. Octavo. Original buff pictorial cloth printed in green, orange and black. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Four black and white plates by H. M. Brock. Cloth slightly darkened and soiled, extremities a touch rubbed and bumped, minor wear to spine ends and corners, prelims and endmatter foxed, occasional spotting to text block. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Wodehouse's first adult novel, which sees the first appearance of Stanley Featherstoneheaugh Ukridge. It ranks among the very scarcest of Wodehouse's first editions, in our experience toe to toe with "The Man With Two Left Feet" and exceeded only by "The Globe By The Way Book".

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