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        PAGAN RACES OF THE MALAYA PENINSULA.

      A COPIOUS & MAJOR PRIMARY RESOURCE ON AREA ETHNOLOGY London 1906, - Macmillan. Buff cloth, 2 vol. set, very good,724+855p., indexes, 2 fold-out maps, 5 maps, 282 b.w. photosbibliography, appendix, top edge gilt; vol. 1 small spliton spine but mended, otherwise a nice & clean set. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1906. Quarto. Original russet brown cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, dark grey endpapers with a map to the front free endpaper, edges stained brown. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates on dark grey paper with printed tissue guards. Corners and ends of spine rubbed, spotting to pages. A very good copy. First Rackham edition. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.

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        The History of the Wine Trade in England

      London: Wyman & Sons, 1906-1909. 3 volumes. All signed by Andre Simon (two at the time of publishing and one three years before he died. 1906-1909). 8vo., original green clothwith gilt lettering and gilt device on upper cover. Volume II cloth rather dampstained, the others with some slight rubbing to head and tail of spine and occasional marks but internally very good. André Simon (1877-1970) was a French born wine merchant, gourmet, book collector and prolific writer about wine and the key figure in the wine world in the 20th century. This is his most distinctive work.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1906. Quarto. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, roll to boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and 49 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues. Some spotting to preliminaries, else an excellent copy. First Rackham edition. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.

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        La Guerre des Mondes

      1906. |~|WITH SUPERB ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALVIN-CORREA WELLS, H. G. La Guerre des Mondes. Translated from the English by Henry D. Davray. Title-page printed in red and gold. 235, [10] pp. Illustrated with 32 full-page plates by Henri Alvin-Correa included in the pagination and numerous large headpieces, tailpieces, initials, and vignettes illustrating the text. 4to., 330 x 260 mm, bound in later marbled paper over boards. Brussels: L. Vandamme, 1906. |~||~||~||~||~| A sheer delight of science fiction. This imaginative illustrated work by Henri Alvin Correa (1876-1910), a little-known but extremely gifted Brazilian artist who trained with Detaille and Jean Brunet, still remains a captivating illustrated book over 100 years after it was published. The turn-of-the-century illustrations of the invading Martians, their human captives, and destroyed cities provide a perfect complement to Wells' apocalyptic text. Edition limited to 500 copies. That this Sci-Fi work has remained almost completely unknown can only be attributed to its great rarity. The Library of Congress has only the 1981 reprint (for which the text was translated into Portuguese) published at Rio de Janeiro by Editora Nova Fronteira. Some light toning and staining, overall a very good copy of a rare book. Unknown to Wick, Turn of the Century 1885-1910.

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        ROOSEVELT BEARS THEIR TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES

      CAMPBELL, V.FLOYD. BEARS. THE ROOSEVELT BEARS: THEIR TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES by Seymour Eaton (Paul Piper). Philadelphia: EdwardStern, 1906 (1906). 4to, green cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, corners very sl. rubbed else FINE. 1st ed. of the 1st Roosevelt Bear book. The two Roosevelt Bears- Teddy B. and Teddy G. leave their home out West to set off on many adventures. Illustrated by V. FLOYD CAMPBELL with 16 full page color plates plus a profusion of black and whites in-text. A beautiful copy, quite scarce in this condition.

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        LORD BYRON AND HIS DETRACTORS.

      The Roxburghe Club for Private Circulation., London. 1906 - Contains Astarte; Lord Byron and Lord Lovelace by John Murray; Lord Lovelace on the Separation of Lord and Lady Byron by Rowland E. Prothero. pp. xi, 98. Crown 4to. Quarter calf, boards. Top edge gilt. Corners bumped. Lord Ernle's (Rowland E. Prothero) copy with his name on front free endpaper. Wise Vol 2, P116, Chew p208. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisebüro Gebrüder Kuoni Zürich. Sonnen-Quai 8. Rundreisebillete Gepäck-Spedition Hotel-Auskünfte Schiffsbillete aller Dampferlinien Möbel-Transporte. Farbige Original-Lithographie. Textteil separat vorrätig (wie gedruckt).

      Luzern, Gedruckt bei: Wolfensberger, 1906.. Bildgrösse: 157x85 cm. Im Stein signiert. Fachgerecht mit Japan unterlegt. An den Rändern mit wenigen Restaurationsspuren, minim fleckig.. Sehr seltenes Plakat.

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        Lord Randolph Churchill, Churchill's godson's set

      London: Macmillan and Company, 1906. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This two-volume British first edition, only printing of Churchill's biography of his father belonged to Churchill's godson. The bookplate of Roger Moreton Frewen is affixed to the front pastedowns of both volumes. These books come to us from the Frewen collection, which features copies of Churchill?'s books spanning more than half a century, from 1906 to 1958, and three generations of Churchill?'s relatives on his mother?'s side, including his Aunt Clara and her descendents.  The collection is noteworthy for copies inscribed by Churchill, as well as copies such as this one with family bookplates. Roger d'Hauteville Moreton Frewen (1914-1972) was the son of Churchill's first cousin, Hugh Frewen, and grandson of Churchill's Aunt Clara, his mother's elder sister. Hugh's childhood was marked by visits with his Churchill and Leslie cousins, including Winston, who was nine years older than Hugh. Roger was born during the First World War while his father was serving on the front and his godfather, Winston, was First Lord of the Admiralty. Roger was born in London, educated in Switzerland and Cambridge. A near-fatal car accident in 1933 and tuberculosis contracted during recovery nearly killed Roger and permanently impaired his health. Despite his health, Roger joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1938. Posted to the British Embassy in Berne during WWII, Roger listened to German and Italian military signals and reported information to Britain, drove lorries with military supplies through occupied France, and rescued escaped prisoners of war by crossing into Germany and Italy and bringing them to safety in Switzerland. Driven by income needs as his family grew, in the decades after the war Roger had careers in finance and real estate. Roger's son, Jonathan, from whom these books come to us, recalls that Roger excelled at mathematics and languages and was "a kind man, an amusing raconteur... and a good Father." Jonathan also recalls that "Winston was an excellent godparent" who "never forgot a birthday or Christmas, no matter his duties." In addition to these two volumes, the Frewen collection includes books by Churchill inscribed to his godson spanning 1930 to the mid 1950s. Lord Randolph Churchill is Winston Churchill's biography of his father, concentrating on Lord Randolph's career in Parliament after 1880. When he first contemplated writing his father's biography Winston Churchill was still an itinerant soldier and war correspondent who had yet to write his first book. By the time the work was published in 1906, Winston Churchill already had half a dozen published volumes to his credit and half a decade in Parliament. Churchill was criticized by some reviewers for overplaying his father's accomplishments. Nonetheless, the work was well received both as a frank portrayal of Randolph's extremes and as a showcase for the son's literary talent. This is the first edition, only printing, rebound apparently for W. H. Smith & Son's Library before being acquired by Roger Frewen. The sticker of W. H. Smith & Son's Library of London on each rear pastedown is the only previous ownership mark other than the bookplates. Founded in the late 1700s, W. H. Smith & Son's operated a lending library from 1860 to 1961. The bindings are red cloth with gilt rules, title, author, and volume number on the spines. Condition is good plus. The bindings are square and tight, with nicely rounded spines, but showing some wear to extremities, sunning of the spines, and some differential fading of the covers. The contents remain bright with intermittent spotting throughout, typical for the edition. We note a roughly .25 inch stain to the bottom fore edge of each text block that does not affect either the margins within or the bottom edge. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.1, Woods A8(a), Langworth p.69

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        The Mirror of the Sea: Memories and Impressions

      London: Methuen & Company. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1906. Hardcover. In darkened clamshell box, spine gutters of box are split, previous owner's (George Zabriskie) bookplate with penned personal note ; In Sangorski and Sutcliffe Binding housed in blue cloth felt-line clamshell box (in fair condition only). Full gilt-worked dark blue moroccan leather with 5 raised bands, nautical-themed ornaments to spine, gilt cover illustration is of sailing ship surrounded by floral decorations bathed by rays of the sun, AEG (gauffered) , front & rear doublures, exterior & interior dentelles with corner devices, Cosway-style, under-glass color portrait of Conrad inlaid to front doublure, portrait is framed by floral wreath with 4 inlaid jewels, green moire endpapers. viii + 306 + 40 pp., ads. A handwritten letter on Pent Farm stationary is tipped-in. The letter dated 1899 states regret that Conrad will not be able to attend a Publishers' Congress event. There is no personal signature and is signed simply by "The Secretary, Publisher's Congress". However, the handwriting appears to be that of Conrad's. This has not been authenticated, however. Photos available on request. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; viii + 306 + 40 pages .

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        Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones

      The Macmillan Company, New York & London 1906 - Thick 8vo. Original olive green fine-ribbed cloth, gilt spine. With fabulous three-page letter by Edward Burne-Jones affixed to front free fly containing a caricature drawing by EBJ. The letter is written to a "Nora" and appears to be entirely in the guise of young child writing (replete with bad grammar and misspelled words) in the third person; hence the illustration at the end showing a young child (stick figure) pointing to an easel with two stick figures as composition. A wonderful, one-of-a-kind letter by Burne-Jones, written on his "Grange" stationary (49, North End Road, West Kensington, N.W.), undated, but with "Wensday" (sc\ic) at top. Mary Parson Coolidge's Copy (wife of J. Templeton Coolidge), famousBoston tycoon, artist and supporter of the Arts, with her bookplate on front pastedown, and inscribed to her just above ALS: "M. A. Parsons, Xmas, '07/ from R. M. P. TEG. 372. Rear hinge cracked, some shelf wear, a very good tight copy of a rare title and with a really stunning ALS and drawing by Edward Burne-Jones tipped in.

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

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

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        The Island of Doctor Moreau: A Possibility

      NY: Duffield, 1906. 12mo. 249 pp. Original yellow-stamped blue-green cloth.; somewhat shaken, some leaves roughly opened, but a very good copy. First American edition, third issue, with the original Stone & Kimball sheets and a new title page cancel for Duffield. Signed by Wells on the half-title below a self-caricature, showing himself seated and holding a cup of tea; the drawing by Wells is much larger (approximately 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches) than those previously publicized, though they are by no means common. The first American edition was published by Stone & Kimball in 1896; the next year, the Stone & Kimball sheets were issued by Stone, in a new binding stamped with his name only at the base of the spine. In 1906 Duffied purchased "the entire goodwill, assets, plates, sheets, and publishing plant of the Stone Company" (Kramer History of Stone & Kimball, p. 136). Included were copies of the Stone issue, in the Stone binding, for which Duffield printed a new title page, as here.

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        Modern Spain

      London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1906. 4to.; XXVIII-574 pp., con 39 láminas y un mapa en color, aparte. Enc. original en tela estampada.

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        El Oratorio Musical desde sus orígenes hasta nuestros días

      Barcelona, Tipografía «L'Avenç», 1906. 4to. mayor; 274 pp., 1 h., con numerosas transcripciones musicales, y una lámina. Cuidada impresión en papel superior. Cubiertas originales.

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        Variations plaisantes sur un thème grave pour orchestre et harpe obligée... A Monsieur A. Blondel. Autograph musical manuscript signed

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

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        Map of Japan

      Kobe, Japan.: Fuku-In-Kwan.. 1906.. Folding map, printed color, 29 x 41 inches on sheet size 30 x 41 3/4 inches, folding as issued to 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Foxing on verso (not affecting map), single pinhole in each corner, a few lightly soiled spots and 1/8 inch separations at fold intersections, some soft creases from folding, overall good condition. Map is printed on two conjoined sheets. This striking map of Japan created under the direction of Takachika Okishio features Shikoku surrounded by 10 inset maps as follows: Chishima (Kurile Islands), Hokushu (Hokkaido), Ogasawara-Jima (Bonin Islands), Hachijo-Shima, Ioshima, Okinawa, Saki-Shima, Kyushu (Saikaido), Taiwan (Formosa), and Eastern Asia. Scale of main map 1:1250000. Features a Glossary and Explanation of Signs which include Towns or Railway Stations, Boundaries of Prefectures, Notable Places, Hot Springs, Water-falls, rapids, Volcanoes, Light-Houses, Gold, Silver, Coal-Oil, etc. The map of Taiwan measures 13 x 9 inches and is centrally featured. The Japanese Government Railway series of Travelers Maps of Japan appear to have been modeled after this design. .

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        Utopia

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1906. One of only 100 copies on Batchelor Ashendene paper with the 'Bugle' watermark, a further 20 copies were printed on vellum. With large initials printed in red, designed by Eric Gill. Printed in red and black in Subiaco type. Large 4to.,, original linen backed holland boards with title printed in black on the spine. A little light spotting to the boards, edges and endpapers corners very slightly bumped but generally a very good copy. The two and three-line alphabet designed as initials for this book were Eric Gill's only work for the Ashendene Press. This is an extremely handsome production which promised great things for the larger books of the Press.

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        London. A Paper read at a Meeting of the Art Workers Guild by T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, March 6, 1891

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1906. To painter or to poet what indeed can be more wonderful than London?. One of around 300 copies sent free to subscribers to the Press. Printed in red and black. 8vo., original full Doves Bindery limp vellum with gilt lettering on the spine. A very good copy with slight rippling to the endpapers. Cobden-Sanderson's sometimes eccentric vision of the future of London.. printed by his son Richard then apprentice to the Doves Press for the subscribers to the Press. Booklabel of Charles Walker Andrews on front pastedown.

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        Lord Randolph Churchill, Churchill's godson's set

      London: Macmillan and Company, 1906. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This two-volume British first edition, only printing of Churchill's biography of his father belonged to Churchill's godson. The bookplate of Roger Moreton Frewen is affixed to the front pastedowns of both volumes. These books come to us from the Frewen collection, which features copies of ChurchillÂ’s books spanning more than half a century, from 1906 to 1958, and three generations of ChurchillÂ’s relatives on his motherÂ’s side, including his Aunt Clara and her descendents.  The collection is noteworthy for copies inscribed by Churchill, as well as copies such as this one with family bookplates. Roger d'Hauteville Moreton Frewen (1914-1972) was the son of Churchill's first cousin, Hugh Frewen, and grandson of Churchill's Aunt Clara, his mother's elder sister. Hugh's childhood was marked by visits with his Churchill and Leslie cousins, including Winston, who was nine years older than Hugh. Roger was born during the First World War while his father was serving on the front and his godfather, Winston, was First Lord of the Admiralty. Roger was born in London, educated in Switzerland and Cambridge. A near-fatal car accident in 1933 and tuberculosis contracted during recovery nearly killed Roger and permanently impaired his health. Despite his health, Roger joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1938. Posted to the British Embassy in Berne during WWII, Roger listened to German and Italian military signals and reported information to Britain, drove lorries with military supplies through occupied France, and rescued escaped prisoners of war by crossing into Germany and Italy and bringing them to safety in Switzerland. Driven by income needs as his family grew, in the decades after the war Roger had careers in finance and real estate. Roger's son, Jonathan, from whom these books come to us, recalls that Roger excelled at mathematics and languages and was "a kind man, an amusing raconteur... and a good Father." Jonathan also recalls that "Winston was an excellent godparent" who "never forgot a birthday or Christmas, no matter his duties." In addition to these two volumes, the Frewen collection includes books by Churchill inscribed to his godson spanning 1930 to the mid 1950s. Lord Randolph Churchill is Winston Churchill's biography of his father, concentrating on Lord Randolph's career in Parliament after 1880. When he first contemplated writing his father's biography Winston Churchill was still an itinerant soldier and war correspondent who had yet to write his first book. By the time the work was published in 1906, Winston Churchill already had half a dozen published volumes to his credit and half a decade in Parliament. Churchill was criticized by some reviewers for overplaying his father's accomplishments. Nonetheless, the work was well received both as a frank portrayal of Randolph's extremes and as a showcase for the son's literary talent. This is the first edition, only printing, rebound apparently for W. H. Smith & Son's Library before being acquired by Roger Frewen. The sticker of W. H. Smith & Son's Library of London on each rear pastedown is the only previous ownership mark other than the bookplates. Founded in the late 1700s, W. H. Smith & Son's operated a lending library from 1860 to 1961. The bindings are red cloth with gilt rules, title, author, and volume number on the spines. Condition is good plus. The bindings are square and tight, with nicely rounded spines, but showing some wear to extremities, sunning of the spines, and some differential fading of the covers. The contents remain bright with intermittent spotting throughout, typical for the edition. We note a roughly .25 inch stain to the bottom fore edge of each text block that does not affect either the margins within or the bottom edge. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.1, Woods A8(a), Langworth p.69

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        The Writings of Thoreau (20 Volumes)

      Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906. Limited Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Very Good. Gleason, Herbert W.. Produced in an edition of 600 copies, this being #178 and signed by Houghton Mifflin on the limitation page. Manuscript leaf is from Thoreau's 1858 journal, "The smooth sumachs...they stand perfectly distinct amid the pines..." Breathtaking to hold an actual leaf of a Thoreau manuscript! 8vo. Manuscript Edition with sheet of original Thoreau manuscript with writing recto and verso bound into Volume I. Green three quarter leather binding with green marbled paper inset to front and rear covers, five raised bands and gold titling to spine, light scuffing to corners. Cover on front panel of Volume XX was removed and could be easily repaired. 124 plates, 20 are color photogravures. Volume XX also includes folding map of Concord. Photographic illustrations by Herbert W. Gleason. BAL 20145. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume.

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        Fighting the Polar Ice

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

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        THE SONG OF ROLAND

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

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        Etwas von den Wurzelkindern.

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

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        Ellen EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

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

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        William Blake. A Critical Essay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Autograph letter signed.

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

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

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

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        The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Including New Arabian Nights, The Black Arrow, The Dynamiters, The Master of Ballantrae, Travels with a Donkey, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, etc.

      New York: The Davos Press, 1906. - Edition de Luxe, Published by Subscribers only, Limited to 1000 sets, this set number 184. 10 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent dark green half morocco with gilt titles and gilt raised bands to spines, green cloth boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Frontispiece illustration to each volume. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Variations plaisantes sur un thème grave pour orchestre et harpe obligée... A Monsieur A. Blondel. Autograph musical manuscript signed

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

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        The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit

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

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        The Novels and Letters

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Ohne Ortsangabe., 6.9.78. Ohne Ortsangabe., 6.9.78. - Format ca. 8,5x13 cm. Briefumschlag ca. 11x14 cm. Samuel Beckett (geb, 13. April 1906 in Dublin; gest. 22. Dezember 1989 in Paris) grüßt den Autoren, Maler und Freund Jean Demélier (geb. 1940). Demélier war lange Jahre mit Beckett befreundet. - Jean Demélier, écrivain- peintre, né en 1940, célèbre auteur du RÊVE DE JOB et du SOURIRE DE JONAS. Il vit à Paris, mais a vécu également en Angleterre, à Cheltenham et à Londres, en France, à Vendôme et en Avignon, en Allemagne, à Birebach-sur-le-Riss. Ces villes se retrouvent souvent dans son oeuvre, comme elles ont été l`occasion de longues amitiés avec de grandes personnalités contemporaines, Samuel Beckett, Piere Klossowsi, ou encore Alexandre Bonnier, Jacques Casanova, David Haraly, qui ont autant apprécié son oeuvre littéraire que son oeuvre plastique, et avec de nombreux artistes avec lesquels il a collaboré - comme poète à des livres d`art, Jack Vanarsky, daniel Mohen, Abraham Hadad. - Briefumschlag mit Klebrestspuren und aufgeschnittener Lasche verso.

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

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

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

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

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        White Fang

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

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        MADAME BUTTERFLY

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

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