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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      1906. first edition. The Most Significant Copy of Peter Pan Inscribed by J.M. Barrie to Mary HodgsonRACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator. BARRIE, J.M.Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906. First edition, first impression. A remarkable presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "To Mary Hodgson / with kindest regards / from J.M. Barrie / Jan 1907." Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches; 248 x 186 mm.). xii, 125, [126] pp. Tipped-in color frontispiece and forty-nine tipped-in color plates all mounted on heavy stock dark gray paper, each with a lettered tissue-guard. Publisher's russet cloth, front cover pictorially decorated in gilt, spine decoratively lettered in gilt. heavy stock dark gray paper end-papers with map of Kensington Gardens. An unusually bright and fine copy with just a little light damp-staining to rear board. A few of the captioned tissue-guards a little creased. Protected by a pale blue cloth wrapper, spine lettered in manuscript, presumably made by Mary Hodgson. Housed in a fleece-lined quarter dark brown morocco clamshell case.This is an astonishing presentation copy of the first edition of ?"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens,?" inscribed by author J.M. Barrie to one of the principals in the ?"Peter Pan?" creation story.James M. Barrie, who scarcely signed books, presented this copy to Mary Hodgson (1876-1962), nurse-nanny to the Llewelyn Davies ?"lost boys?" who inspired his classic and to whom he dedicated the book. This copy possesses the strongest author association of any that have yet to (or will likely ever) surface in the marketplace. It snaps the head back. This deeply satisfying example of the book - illustrated by Arthur Rackham to critical acclaim - is a collector?'s dream and as close to a Dedication copy as can be. One day in1897, novelist and playwright James M. Barrie was walking his dog in London?'s Kensington Gardens when he encountered two young boys, George and Jack Llewelyn Davies, and their baby brother, Peter (in pram), strolling through the park with their nanny, Mary Hodgson. Barrie, who yearned for the happy days of his childhood and had a pronounced childlike quality to his personality, was captivated by the boys?' appearance and spirit. Thereafter, Barrie (in a childless marriage) regularly accompanied them and Mary Hodgson through Kensington Gardens, charming the brothers (whose number would grow to five) with stories of fairies and pirates, and leading them on fantasy-play adventures in the park. He assumed a highly active and avuncular role in their lives while developing a close relationship with their parents, or at least with their mother, Sylvia. Arthur Llewellyn Davies thought Barrie?'s attention to the children odd and the author?'s almost daily visits to their home a bit much. He was at once pleased and pained to read Barrie?'s dedication in the book: ?"To Sylvia and Arthur Llewelyn Davies and Their Boys (My Boys).?"Thirteen years later, in 1910, after Sylvia (daughter of novelist George Du Maurier), died (Arthur had passed in 1907), Barrie (who had provided financial assistance to the Llewelyn Davies family during the intervening years) and Hodgson shared guardianship of the children, she as caretaker, he as trustee, per Sylvia?'s will. The relationship between Barrie and Hodgson was complex and often strained from the very beginning. Hodgson considered Barrie to be her archrival in matters concerning the boys. They were both highly possessive of the children and held distinctively different views about how they should be raised. He exulted in their liveliness and mischievous behavior; she was appalled by his permissiveness and felt that he undermined her authority. She saw him as intrusive. Barrie was not unaware of her hostility and dealt with it in his own way. In ?"Peter Pan,?" he assigned Hodgson?'s role as the boys?' nanny to Nana, the dog.Barrie had earlier written a character sketch of Hodgson in the book that introduced Peter Pan and the Lost Boys to the world. ?"The Little White Bird?" was published in 1902 (the original play, ?"Peter Pan,?" in 1904), and Irene, the nurse in the novel, was based upon Hodgson: ?"…the little nurse was ever a threatening shadow in the background. Irene, in short, did not improve with acquaintance…I found her to be high and mighty…She assumed the airs of an official person…She was also extremely jealous, and had a way of signifying disapproval of my methods that led to many coldnesses and even bickerings between us…She prated too much about right and wrong…She was a martinet…She accused me of spoiling…[that] I am not sufficiently severe…telling tales that had no moral application…[and] of fibbing and corrupting youthful minds.?"When Jack, the second of the five brothers, grew up and married, Hodgson?'s jealously extended beyond Barrie to include Jack?'s wife. It ultimately led to her resignation in 1918. Despite their disagreements, Barrie was deeply saddened by this turn of events. In sorrow, he wrote to her, in part: ?"No need for me to repeat of what estimable service to me have been your love and devotion to the boys.?" She answered, and he replied: ?"Thank you heartily for your letter, and for what you say about myself also, for I deeply appreciate it. No one knows, no one could know, so well as myself, what you have been to the boys, except indeed the boys themselves.?"In the end, Barrie and Hodgson had come to terms, recognizing and appreciating each other?'s important role in the lives of the brothers. The reluctant quasi-partnership of James M. Barrie and Mary Hodgson bore fruit: as the original ?"boy who never grew up,?" he was the spirit of forever young and carefree Peter Pan. Mary Hodgson represented the adult authority that children rebel against. In this regard, Hodgson influenced the development of one of the most beloved stories ever written, truly for children of all ages. Given its background, it is impossible to think about the work without considering Mary Hodgson, tut-tutting while the Llewelyn Davies children behaved like, well, children, with Barrie?'s avid encouragement.  The role of Mary Hodgson in the Llewelyn Davies brothers?' lives and the creation of ?"Peter Pan?" was excluded from ?"Finding Neverland?" (2004), the Johnny Depp-Kate Winslet movie about Barrie, the boys, and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. But Hodgson was properly included in the BBC?'s fine (and factually correct) mini-series, ?"The Lost Boys,?" starring Ian Holm as J.M. Barrie and written by Andrew Birkin, author of ?"J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys?" (1979), the definitive history.Within the last forty years, only two Barrie-inscribed copies of ?"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens?" have come to market. One was inscribed to his niece, Mary Barrie; the other to Godfrey Tearle, who played Captain Hook in the 1913-14 stage production. With its strong association and inscription dated so close to the time of publication, our copy is by far the most significant and desirable.

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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1906., 1906. First Edition. 2 volumes; 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent dark blue half morocco with titles and lion tooling in gilt to spines, blue cloth boards, top edges gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Lord Randolph Churchill to each volume as well as several other portraits and illustrations. A little foxing to prelims and final leaves of each volume. A near fine set. 'Lord Randolph Churchill' was a two-part biography written by Winston of his father, the Victorian politician.

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        DEUTSCHE ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR CHIRURGIE. Herausgegeben von Anschütz, Bardenheuer, Barth, Bergmann, Bier, Borchard, Brand, Braun, Burckhardt, Dollinger, Eiselsberg, Enderlen, Fischer, Friedrich, Garre, Graser, Haberer, Habs, Helferich, Hildebrand, Hochenegg, Kappeler, Kocher, König, Krönlein, Krogius, Küster, Küttner, Lauenstein, Lennander, Lexer, Madelung, Martens, Müller, Narath, Neumann, Payr, Perthes, (de) Quervain, Pels-Leusden, Poppert, Riedel, Ritter, Rose, Ruediger Rydygier, Sauerbruch, Schjerning, Schloffer, Schönborn, Sick, Stich, Sonnenburg, Trendelenburg, Wiesinger, Wilms, Witzel.

      Leipzig, Verlag von F. C. W. Vogel, 1906-1913.. 34 Bde. Mit einigen Porträt-Tafeln, insgesamt über 20'500 Seiten mit über 2'500 Textabbildungen, 117 teils lith.Tafeln (wovon 45 farbig sind) mit z.T. mehrere Figuren (teils gefalt.), dazu vielen Kurven. 22,5 x 16,5 cm. Dekorative Halblederbände der Zeit, roter Schnitt. Provenienz: Prof.Dr. Erich Lexer, 1867-1937, Freiburg.. Alle Bände von Lexer mit Bleistift signiert /// Vorhanden sind: Bde. 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 100, 103, 104, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123 // Einzelbände auf Anfrage.

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        Inscribed Photograph

      1906. unbound. 10 x 8-inch rare original 1906 studio portrait -- possibly unique -- by C.C. Cook, depicting a 17-year-old Martin dressed in riding attire and cap, just months after winning the Kentucky Derby. Boldly signed: "To my good friend Slim from Jack." With the addition of the great photographer's signature, identification marking, and date in the lower right-hand corner: "C.C. Cook photo - 1906 [JACK MARTIN]", as well as his full stamp on the back. An exceptional piece of historical horse racing memorabilia in very good condition. It should be noted that generic, unsigned race horse images by C.C. Cook with the back stamp sell for as much as $500. Acclaimed horse jockey who shocked the racing world in 1905 when he easily won the Kentucky Derby at the age of 16. The Kentucky Derby News reported: "Agile was full of speed all the way and Martin never let him down at any of the trip. He drew away under restraint in the last furlong, and was only galloping at the end.

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        THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. By Elizabeth Bisland

      THE FIRST & LIMITED EDITION OF 200 COPIES WITH MANUSCRIPT Boston 1906, - Houghton. Green cloth, index, appendix, 15 b.w.illustrations, paper labels, torn dust jackets but in theoriginal publisher's soiled box, books fine. FIRST LIMITEDEDITION 200 COPIES, WITH HEARN MANUSCRIPT, ENTIRELY UNCUT. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        REVISTA CATALUÑA TEXTIL, PABLO RODON Y AMIGO, CAMILO RODON Y FONT 1906-1937

      Imp. A. Marcó Badalona. 1906-1937. Tela y relieve. 31 Volumenes en 15 Tomos. Revista Mensual Hispano-Americana de Industrias Textiles y sus Auxiliares. Obra maestra del textil catalan y mundial. Muy dificil en comercio. Completa. Ref Textil 55.. 1ª Edición. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Como Nuevo.

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        Ruins of San Francisco. Nob Hill in Foreground. From Lawrence Captive Airship. 1500 Feet Elevation. May 29, 1906

      Chicago.: Geo. R. Lawrence Co.. 1906.. Black and white photogravure 16 x 38 1/2 inches on sheet size 21 3/4 x 44 inches. Professionally repaired 5 inch tear to left edge (discoloration from previous adhesive tape, now removed, on verso; 2 1/2 inch tear entering image, no discoloration on image side), otherwise very good condition. A panoramic image of the ruins of San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake and fire, one of the photographs taken by George R. Lawrence using his astounding "captive airship" contraption, which consisted of "a kite train of up to 17 Conyne kites on a piano wire cable suspending a camera held by the specially designed stabilizing mechanism" (Simon Baker). At lower left is the copyright information with his company "Geo. R. Lawrence Co." with the place information of Chicago, New York, Washington, and San Francisco. This is not an actual photograph, but a vintage print Lawrence issued for sale at the time. .

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        Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington Ontario. Compiled, Drawn and Published From Personal Examinations and Surveys

      Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co, 1906. Hardcover. Good +. 70 p. interspersed with plates, CXXI. 49 cm. 22 p. of b&w portraits and 121 p. of colour maps. Half leather black cloth. Writing on front chipped off. Respined and corners rebuilt. Stain on rear cover. New free endpapers and hinge repairs. Paper repairs to title page and other pages up to p. 9. Some dampstains, thumbing, and small tears. Contains historical sketch and biographies, as well as maps. Atlas section has maps of communities such as Guelph, Elora, Fergus, Aberfoyle, Erin, Palmerston, Mount Forest, Harriston, Arthur, etc. as well as townships. Bonus section includes maps of the world, continents, countries, and various provinces.

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        REVISTA CATALUÑA TEXTIL, PABLO RODON Y AMIGO, CAMILO RODON Y FONT 1906-1937

      Imp. A. Marc? Imp. A. Marcó Badalona. 1906-1937. Tela y relieve. 31 Volumenes en 15 Tomos. Revista Mensual Hispano-Americana de Industrias Textiles y sus Auxiliares. Obra maestra del textil catalan y mundial. Muy dificil en comercio. Completa. Ref Textil 55.. 1ª Edición. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Como Nuevo.

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        TALE OF MR. JEREMY FISHER

      - POTTER,BEATRIX. TALE OF MR. JEREMY FISHER. Lond & NY:Warne 1906 (1906). 12mo, lavender cloth, gilt lettering and decorations, pictorial paste-on, all edges gilt, paste-on scraped, some rear cover soil,hinge rubbing, VG. 1st ed. (Quinby 10), DELUXE BINDING (this not in Quinby) with 26 color illustrations and text all relating the mis-adventures of this wonderful humanized frog. Rare in this binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Mordbrenner".

      . Bleistift mit Ritzungen, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, aufgezogen, rechts unten signiert "Siegm. v. Suchodolski". 37,9:25,8 cm.. Vor den Resten ihres niedergebrannten Hauses sitzen auf den Resten ihrer Habe ein Mann und eine nackte Frau, während hinter diesen, vor den Ruinen, ein russischer Soldat zu Pferd steht; im Vordergrund liegt, vergleichbar einem Christus aus einer Pieta, ein männlicher Akt. Mit dieser düstern Szene verarbeitet der Zeichner Eindrücke aus dem 1. Weltkrieg. Vergleichbare Motive kennt man von Max Klinger, Franz von Stuck, Käthe Kollwitz u.a. Suchodolski studierte an der Kunstgewerbeschule und Techn. Hochschule in München. Er arbeitete als Architekt bei Dülfer und Th. Fischer, als leitender Architekt bei Messel in Berlin. Seit 1906 pflegte er mit Erfolg die Plakatkunst.

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        Mordbrenner".

      - Bleistift mit Ritzungen, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, aufgezogen, rechts unten signiert „Siegm. v. Suchodolski". 37,9:25,8 cm. Vor den Resten ihres niedergebrannten Hauses sitzen auf den Resten ihrer Habe ein Mann und eine nackte Frau, während hinter diesen, vor den Ruinen, ein russischer Soldat zu Pferd steht; im Vordergrund liegt, vergleichbar einem Christus aus einer Pieta, ein männlicher Akt. Mit dieser düstern Szene verarbeitet der Zeichner Eindrücke aus dem 1. Weltkrieg. Vergleichbare Motive kennt man von Max Klinger, Franz von Stuck, Käthe Kollwitz u.a. Suchodolski studierte an der Kunstgewerbeschule und Techn. Hochschule in München. Er arbeitete als Architekt bei Dülfer und Th. Fischer, als leitender Architekt bei Messel in Berlin. Seit 1906 pflegte er mit Erfolg die Plakatkunst.

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        NEW YORK THEATER - OPERA (Rückentitel).

      o.O.,Vlg. u. J. (NY, 1906-1913).. gr.8°. ca. 1000 S. mit zahlr., tls. farbig lithogr. Abb. Priv. Hfrzbd. auf 5 falschen Bünden mit Rückentitel u. Stempelvergold., Marmorpapierbezug, tls. etw. stärker berieben, gering bestoßen, Vors. im Falz tlw. einger., stellenw. einige kl. Einr., insges gutes Expl.. Seltenes Kuriosum zur Theatergeschichte New Yorks. Umfangreicher privater Sammelband mit exemplarischen Spielplänen und Programmen von ca. 40 New Yorker Bühnen zwischen 1906 und 1913. Zahlreiche chromolithogr. Vorderumschläge (insges. ca. 30) von Programmen sind mitgebunden und den jeweiligen Theatern vorangestellt. Unter den vertretenen Bühnen sind das Alhambra, die American Music Hall, das Astor Theatre, Bijou Theatre, Broadway Theatre, The Casino, The Colonial, Daly's Theatre, die Folies Bergere, das Grand Opera House, The Hackett Theatre, Hammerstein's Victoria, Lew Fields' Herals Square Theatre, Hudson Theatre, Knickerbocker Theatre, Liberty Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Majestic Theatre, The New Theatre, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York Hippodrome, The Palace Theatre, Park Theatre, Thirty Ninth Street Theatre, Wallack's, Weber's Theatre, The Winter Garden und natürlich das Metropolitan Opera House.

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        The Ancient Music of Ireland, arranged for the Piano Forte. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Irish Harp and Harpers, including an account of the old melodies of Ireland

      Dublin: Hodges and Smith. Excellent condition of this original 19th century edition with only minor signs of external wear and some mild browning and foxing to the interior only. Very rare publication and even rarer in this unusually wonderful condition. The best version of this book we have seen so far. Addition: Loosely inserted to this volume is an original, 3-page article that was published in "The Crown" on July 19th, 1906: "About Irish Harps and Bards" by S.J.Adair Fitz-Gerald.. Dublin, Hodges and Smith, 1840. Folio. Pagination: Three titlepages (10 unnumbered pages in total with a beautiful engraved, multicoloured Frontispiece), 100 pages of Harp - Dissertation -text plus XI pages of "Index to the Irish Names of the Airs" and "Index to the English Names of the Airs". In the rear of the Volume a separate chapter with songs set to music: 4, 109 pages. Original Hardcover. Original cloth with gilt lettering on spine and large gilted harp ornaments to frontcover. Floral decoration to spine and cover. Excellent condition of this original 19th century edition with only minor signs of external wear and some mild browning and foxing to the interior only. Very rare publication and even rarer in this unusually wonderful condition. The best version of this book we have seen so far. Addition: Loosely inserted to this volume is an original, 3-page article that was published in "The Crown" on July 19th, 1906: "About Irish Harps and Bards" by S.J.Adair Fitz-Gerald. The chapters in the dissertation - Part include: Of the Characteristics of Irish Melody / Of the Method of Playing and Musical Vocabulary of the Old Irish Harpers / Of the Antiquity of the Harp and Bagpipe in Ireland / Of the Various Efforts to revive the Irish Harp / Anecdotes of the more Distinguished Harpers of the Last two Centuries / Notices of the More Remarkable Melodies and pieces of the Collection / / Edward Bunting (1773?-1843) was an Irish musician and folk music collector. Bunting was born in County Armagh, Ireland. At the age of seven he was sent to study music at Drogheda and at eleven he was apprenticed to William Ware, organist at St. Anne's church in Belfast and lived with the family of Henry Joy McCracken. At nineteen he was engaged to transcribe music from oral-tradition harpists at the Belfast Harp Festival in 1792. As Bunting was a classically trained musician, he did not understand the unique characteristics of Irish music, such as modes, and when transcribing tunes he 'corrected' them according to Classical music rules. One proof of this is that some tunes published by him were in keys that could not have been played by the harpists. His notes on the harpists, how they played and the terminology they used is however invaluable, and also many tunes would have been lost if he had not collected them. Bunting went on a number of collecting tours between 1792 and 1807, and was the first to transcribe music 'in the field' as played by the musicians. He realised the importance of the Irish words to the songs and Patrick Lynch was employed to collect these. Bunting, who lived in Belfast with the McCrackens until his marriage in 1819, moved to Dublin where he held the post of organist at St. George's Church. He died in Dublin on 21 December 1843 and is buried at the Cemetery of Mount Jerome, Dublin. Bunting's papers were lost for many years, but were rediscovered in 1907 and currently reside in the library of Queen's University of Belfast. Donal O Sullivan has restored the original words to the airs that Bunting published without the words. The Chieftains' 1993 album "The Celtic Harp" is a tribute to Edward Bunting. Bunting published 'The Ancient Music of Ireland' in three volumes. The first volume, published in 1796, contained 66 tunes which he had notated at the Belfast Harp Festival. The second volume was published in 1809. In 1840 Bunting issued his third collection of The Ancient Music of Ireland, complete with 151 tunes. "A Dissertation on the Irish Harp and Harpers, Including an Account of the Old Melodies of Ireland" of about ninety pages is also included. With this final volume Bunting hoped to promote the antiquity not only of the Irish music he had collected, but also of the Irish harp. He also wished to provide "the remaining airs of the collection arranged in true harp style." (Wikipedia)

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        St. Michaelis Gedächtnis-Mappe. [Große Ausgabe]. Eine Sammlung von Originalaufnahmen der Großen Michaeliskirche. Hrsg. zur Erinnerung an die Brandkatastrophe vom 3. Juli 1906

      Hamburg, Koppmann & Cie. 1906. Hard Cover. 24 Original-Fotografien von G Koppmann, auf braunem Trägerkarton montiert. (Photogröße ca. 22 x 18 cm, Kartongröße ca. 32 x 25 cm), lose in Folio-OLn.-Mappe. Nicht bei Möller/Tecke. - Vgl. Rapp S. 107, Gl 903, Qt. - Mappe leicht berieben, wenige Trägerbl. in einer Ecke minimal gestaucht. - Enthält: Titelblatt (verso Inhaltsverzeichnis). Die alte Michaeliskirche (nach alten Stichen): [1a und b] Brand der alten Michaeliskirche im Jahre 1750; [1c] Ruinen der Kirche. "Perspectivische Vorstellung...." [2] (Innenansicht der alten Michaeliskirche, Längsschiff, nach dem Stich von Fr. Schönemann 1750). / Die große Michaeliskirche, erbaut von Sonnin: [3] Große Michaeliskirche von der Michaelisstraße gesehen; [4] Innenansicht, Längsschiff; [5] Innenansicht, Querschiff; [6] Altar und Kanzel; [7] Orgel Aufnahme v. Otto Reich). / Die große Michaeliskirche im Stadtbild: [8] Hohler Weg mit Michaeliskirche; [9 u. 10] Schaarmarkt mit Kirche (21,5 x 37,5, zweiteilig auf Klappkarton). [11] Hafen (-Partie) und Kirche; [12] Bleichenfleet und Kirche; [13] Kirche vom Bismarckdenkmal gesehen; [14] Panorama vom Turm der Kirche aus gesehen. / Der Brand der großen Michaeliskriche: [15] Der brennende Turm; [16] Der Einsturz des Turmes; [17] Nach dem Turmeinsturz. / Die Ruinen der großen Michaeliskirche: [18] Gesamtruine von der Mühlenstraße gesehen; [19] Gesamtruine vom Krayenkamp gesehen; [20] (Haupt-) Portal an der Michaelisstr. [21] Orgelnische, Innenruine; [22] Nordseite, Innenruine [23] Chor, Innenruine. / Die Wahrzeichen Hamburgs: [24] Bismarckdenkmal und Michaeliskirche. - (Außentitel: St. Michaelis Gedächtnissmappe). - Gutes Exemplar der seltenen und selten vollständigen Mappe.

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        Hottentotten-Zug" (Auf dem Weg zum Wasserloch) originales Ölgemälde auf dünnem Malkarton ca. 48x68cm auf Leinwand aufgezogen; rechts unten monogrammiert und datiert "(19)24"; verso mit Nachlaß-Stempel [Maße im aufwendig gearbeiteten Holzrahmen 62x83cm.]

      - Ludwig Bock begann seine künstlerische Ausbildung an der privaten Akademie bei Heinrich Knirr. Unter den Anweisungen von Bernhard Buttersack entwickelte er sich in Haimhausen bei München zum Landschaftsmaler. 1906 wurde er an die Münchener Akademie aufgenommen und wurde Meisterschüler bei Heinrich von Zügel. Seine erste Ausstellung fand 1908 im Rahmen der Sezession statt. Außerdem stellte er in den Jahren danach unter anderem in den über München hinaus bekannten Galerien Thannhauser, Brakl und Heinemann aus. 1908 und 1909 erhielt der die bronzene und silberne Medaille der Münchner Akademie. Eine Reise nach Paris im Jahre 1913, auf der er die französische Moderne, so etwa Werke von Matisse und Cézanne, studierte, beeinflußte ihn nachhaltig. In den Folgejahren löste er sich - wie so manch einer seiner bekannten Mitschüler - deutlich vom Stil seines Lehrers Zügel und entwickelte eine expressive, auf scharfe Konturen und leuchtende Farbigkeit basierende Malerei. 1917 wurde der Künstler Mitglied der Sezession. Seit 1918 folgten regelmäßige Ausstellungen im Münchner Glaspalast sowie in zahlreichen anderen deutschen Städten. Im Jahre 1920 wurde das erste Gemälde Bocks von den Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen angekauft, es sollten noch weitere folgen. Im Jahre 1927 erhielt er den Professorentitel. Von nun an schuf er fast ausschließlich Stilleben, die sich in seiner späteren Zeit an die Malweise von Carl Schuch anlehnten. 1929 erhielt er den Rom Preis der Villa Massimo (Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo). Nach Kriegsende war Bock an der Wiederbegründung der Münchner Sezession beteiligt und stellte dort regelmäßig mit aus. 1952 erhielt er den Kunstpreis der Stadt München.

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        Mémoires de Madame la duchesse d'Abrantès. -

      Garnier Frères 1906-1923 -, Paris - 10 tomes. In-12 Reliure demi-chagrin rouge à coins. Dos à nerfs avec filets dorés. Tête dorée. Intérieur très propre. Bel ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BALLAD OF HUGH BIGOD, EARL OF NORFOLK

      DULAC, EDMUND. DULAC,EDMUND. BALLAD OF HUGH BIGOD, EARL OF NORFOLK. [London] (1906). Large Square 8vo (8x8"). Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in a sumptuous full crimson colored morocco decorated with art nouveau gilt rules and devices on covers and with spine in compartemnts, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers, in Fine condition housed in a custom velvet lined, crimson clamshell case. This is an amazing finished manuscript tale about King Henry, his knights on horseback, medieval lords and a nervous Earl Hugh Bigod and his castle of Bungaye. It appeared as a full page color illustration in the Christmas 1906 issue of the Graphic. Each leaf is individually hinged into the book which features 6 amazing full page watercolors by Dulac (one is signed and dated 1906) with the text in verse hand lettered beneath each picture. The title page is hand lettered as well. The colors and style are most reminiscent of Dulac's ABC: Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous which came out two years after he wrote this. Finished Dulac manuscripts with watercolors are rare and this one is fabulous in content as well as in presentation. Laid-in is the bookplate of Herchel V. Jones, the publisher of the Minnepolis Journal and a noted book collector. A copy of the Graphic magazine is included which also has color work by Rackham, Hassall and Brock.

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        THE MIRROR OF THE SEA

      1906. Memories and Impressions. London: Methuen & Co., (1906). 40 pp ads dated Aug 1906. Original green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of Conrad's first volume of nonfiction, a rambling discourse about life on the sea. Though originally planned as a collection of sketches, during preparation for publication Conrad converted it into a continuous book. As he wrote to his agent:~My idea is a sort of reminiscent discourse running on like this: I. II. III. IV. etc etc XX. XXI. and so on, with no titles or blank or half blank pages between; something, in short, like poor Gissing's Ryecroft papers; and only the headings at the top of pages being changed according to the matter created.~"Conrad's method, which was mainly followed, was exceptionally shrewd as a way of getting around the unmarketability of short pieces or even short stories. A continuous book, even his, stood some chance of sales" [Karl].~This copy has August ads, which is the primary state (though the book was not actually published until October, and though some copies have July ads). The fore-edge is untrimmed, which again is the primary state (some copies, supposedly those headed for libraries, were issued trimmed). Condition is near-fine (the slightest of wear at the spine-ends, leaf 23-24 improperly opened with damage to the margin only); the original endpapers are not cracked, and there is very little of the usual foxing on the leaves within. Cagle A11a, binding a.

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        THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU [WORKS] with a leaf of manuscript

      Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston 1906 - Large octavo (6" x 8-3/4"), 20 volumes bound in 20th-century red crushed levant morocco leather, spines in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in 2, the rest with gilt acorn tools, all edges gilt. Illustrated with 3 portraits and 101 gravures after photographs by Herbert Gleason. BAL 20145. Of 600 numbered sets SIGNED by the publisher, this set is not numbered but rather marked "Publisher's Copy" with an inlaid leaf of Thoreau's original holograph manuscript from CAPE COD, unsigned and written on both sides of the sheet containing 29-lines of text, with corrections and emendations in pencil, some 350-words in Thoreau's hand. The passage--which differs from the published version--is from Chapter Six ("The Beach Again"). It begins, "there was one vessel, a bark, standing down parallel with the coast, which suddenly furled her sails and came to anchor. Two men came running from the bank, where no human beings had appeared before, as if they had come out of the sand in order to save it before the next wave took it." Much more. Thoreau manuscript material is increasingly scarce and more expensive to obtain, nearly always being found as it is here, bound into the Manuscript Edition. This edition marks the first printing of Thoreau's entire Journal. Small tape repair at the center crease of the manuscript. Fine with a handsome appearance on the shelf [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Paradise Lost

      Lyceum Press, Liverpool 1906 - Gilt lettered and decorated quarter black leather over marbled paper boards. All edges untrimmed. 12 plates in colour by Blake. Nice rebound copy. Size: Large 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Novels [Works] and Letters of Jane Austen. The Works comprise: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Letters. Edited by R. Bromley Johnson, with an Introduction by Professor William Lyon Phelps. Colour Illustrations by C.E. and H.M. Brock.

      New York: Frank S. Holby, 1906. - The Stoneleigh Edition, Limited to 1250 copies of which this is No.1201. Complete in 12 volumes; 8vo. Generously illustrated with colour plates, all with captioned tissue guards. Recently bound in full maroon morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, decorative gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers, top edges gilt. A very attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Binding, Fine- Stikeman] Life of Benvenuto Cellini

      New York: Brentanos, 1906. First edition thus. 4to. Two volumes. Magnificently bound by Stikeman for Brentanos of New Yor. Full dark blue crushed morocco with elaborate gilt-blocked chestnut and vine pattern, gilt ruling and stippling on both covers of both volumes. Spine with longitunal stippling and similar gilt motifs, gilt dentelles with both Stikeman gilt pallet on rear dentelle as well as Brentanos on front dentelle. TEG, others uncut.. 40 tissue guarded portraits and scenes. Printed on thick stock paper. Corners sl. bumped, else fine. A very attractive Stikeman binding, a labor rich production.

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        Oeuvres complètes illustrées.

      Bibliothèque-Charpentier Fasquelle, Paris 1906 - 19 volumes in-4 ( 280x190 mm ) demi chagrin rouge, titre et tomaison dorés sur dos lisse orné de motifs à froid, plats de percaline rouge ornée de motifs à froid avec le nom de l'auteur.Edition Ne Varietur.Illustré par Morin, Lantier, Bertall, Pichon, Jeanniot, Gérardin, Bellenger, Rousseau, Rod, Kemplen-Guest, Perrichon, Foulquier, Pannemaker, Gerlier, Thevenot, Gill, Meaulle, Joliet, Férat, Mesples, Schwabe, Charaire, Erlier, Castelli, Breton, etc. - Tome I. Les Rougon-Macquart, Histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le second Empire. La fortune des Rougon. 249 pages. Portrait de l'auteur en frontispice.La curée. 336 pages.- Tome II. Le ventre de Paris. 401 pages.La conquête de Plassans. 264 pages.- Tome III. La faute de l'Abbé Mouret. 245 pages.Son excellence Eugène Rougon. 488 pages.- Tome IV. L'Assomoir. 466 pages.Une page d'amour. 357 pages.- Tome V.Nana. 456 pages.Pot-Bouille. 452 pages.- Tome VI. Au bonheur des dames. 487 pages.La joie de vivre. 469 pages.- Tome VII. Germinal. 500 pages.L'oeuvre. 280 pages.- Tome VIII. La terre. 472 pages.- Tome IX. Le rêve. 335 pages.La Bête humaine. 259 pages.L'argent. 263 pages.- Tome X. La débacle. 527 pages.Le Docteur Pascal. 264 pages.- Tome XI. Les trois villes.Lourdes. 624 pages.- Tome XII. 495 pages.Rome.- Tome XIII. 490 pages.Paris.- Tome XIV. Les quatre évangiles.Fécondité. 511 pages.- Tome XV. Travail. 500 pages.- Tome XVI. Vérité. 499 pages.- Tome XVII. Romans et Nouvelles.Thérèse Raquin. Le Capitaine Burle. Comment on meurt. Pour une nuit d'amour. 557 pages.Madeleine Férat. La confession de Claude. Le voeu d'une morte. La fête à Coqueville. L'inondation. 252 pages.- Tome XVIII. Les mystères de Marseille. Naïs Micoulin. Nantas. La mort d'Olivier Bécaille. Madame Neigeon. Les coquillages de M. Chabre. Jacques Damour. Aux champs. 263 pages.Contes à Ninon. 249 pages.- Tome XIX. Théâtre.Thérèse Raquin. Les héritiers Rabourdin. Le bouton de Rose, suivi de Le naturalisme au théâtre. Nos auteurs dramatiques. 357 pages.Oeuvres critiques.Mes haines ( causeries littéraires et artistiques ). Le roman expérimental. Les romanciers naturalistes. 736 pages. Oeuvres

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        Autograph letter signed in full to Hans Volkmann

      - "Early in his career Draeseke was among the most original of the composers associated with the New German school of Wagner and Liszt, but by the time of this essay [Die Konfusion in der Musik, 1906] he had become more conservative in style. He developed a distinct approach to harmony, and an idiosyncratic handling of voice leading." Alan H. Krueck in Grove online Robert Volkmann's Piano Trio in B-flat minor, op. 5 (1850), mentioned in the letter "was championed by Liszt, to whom it was dedicated, and admired by Bülow and Wagner." Thomas M. Brawley in Grove onlineHans Volkmann's monograph on his great uncle Robert is considered to be one of his most significant works. Adolf Stern (1835-1907) was a poet and literary historian. 2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dresden, February 3, 1903. In black ink on stationery with watermark "Extra Superfine." In German (with translation).Draeseke thanks the musicologist Hans Volkmann belatedly for sending him a copy of his new book on the composer Robert Volkmann (1815-1883):". I learned of your address [only] yesterday through my old friend, Geheimer Hofrat Stern. Perhaps it will be of interest to you that, while living in Lausanne, I have energetically championed [Robert Volkmann's Piano] trio in B-flat minor. [I wish] your book, devoted to the memory of such an excellent musician, the widest possible dissemination."Slightly creased at upper edge.

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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., 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.

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        Pandämonium. Erster, Zweiter und Dritter Band [kmpl.].

      - Mit den 12 Gravüren von Felicien Rops. Deutsche Ausgabe von Heinrich Conrad. Privatdruck, Nr. 761 von 950 nummerierten Expl. nur für Subskribenten. o.O., [ca. 1906]. 3 Bll., 266 S. / 2 Bll, 298 S. / 2 Bll., 285 S.; jew. mit 4 Taf. nach den Gravuren v. Felicien Rops, 8°, Rote O-Seideneinbände mit goldgepr. Rücken u. einem goldgepr. Deckel Hayn-Gotendorf IX, 428. - Erschien ursprünglich unter dem franz. Titel "Le diable au corps" (zu dtsch. auch: Der Teufel im Leibe). Die vorliegende Ausgabe mit den schönen u. deutlichen erotischen Illustrationen von Felicien Rops. Die Werke von Robert-André Andréa de Nerciat (1739-1800) werden in der Literatur des O.T.O. zitiert u. empfohlen. - Leicht bestossen u. berieben; bei Bd.3 fehlt der Hinweis zur nummerierten Aufl.; tlw. braunfleckig; unbeschnitten, sonst gute Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Strabantzerchen. Bilder und Reime.

      (Schaffstein),, Köln 1906 - 5.- 9. Tsd. Köln (Schaffstein), 1906. Quer Gr. 4°. 18 S. mit farb. illustr. Titelblatt u. 16 blattgrosse Illustrationen mit Pochoirkolorit von H. R. Volkmann sowie den Hähnchenvorsatzpapieren. farb. ill. OPb. Einband angeschmutzt, Gelenke etwas gelockert, die Tafeln nur vereinzelt fingerspurig, insgesamt gut. Doderer III, 723. - Ries 949. - Schug 515. - "Es handelt sich um den wohl vollkommensten Einsatz von Pochoir-Kolorit im deutschen Kinderbuch" (Schug). Der Landschaftmaler, Graphiker und Exlibriszeichner Hans Richard von Volkmann (1860-1927) studierte in Düsseldorf bei Crola, Lauenstein und Peter Janssen, war Meisterschüler bei Schönlebens in Karlsruhe, wo er ab 1892 bis zu seinem Lebensende freischaffender Künstler war. Einband angeschmutzt, Gelenke etwas gelockert, die Tafeln nur vereinzelt fingerspurig, insgesamt gut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress. Reason in Art

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. First edition. 1 vols. 12mo. Plum buckram, spine a little faded, one corner dinged. Lengthy Inscription, with 7 Stanzas of Verse Wonderful copy of the philosopher/poet's book on the function of reason in Art. on the recto and verso of the flyleaf and onto the half-title Santayana has written a lengthy inscription which he entitles, "Reply to a Criticism." Santayana begins:"Some of my friends have kindly observed that when I was younger I used to be more idealistic and more a friend of the arts. To explain this deterioration in my genius I transcribe the following verses, addressed by Apollo to Venus in an unpublished play of mind called THE MARRIAGE OF APHRODITE ... " There follows the full manuscript text of the 7 stanzas of his poem, which he calls "Apollo in Love or the poet lost in the Platonist," which he signs at the end, "George Santayana, April 18, 1907."

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        'Puck of Pook's Hill', and 'Some Fore-Runners of Sherlock Holmes' in The Strand Magazine

      London, George Newnes Jan-Dec.1906, 1906. The complete Puck in parts; FIRST APPEARANCE, preceeding the edition in book-form. Original magazine issues; 10 separate parts. .Illustrated throughout. Bound in publisher's light blue pictorial wrappers. Some minor chips as expected, some adsverts excised from Feb. and June issues, but generally a very clean, attractive set. Housed in a leather box. Also contains a Sherlockian article, plus pieces by Doyle, Max Pemberton, P.G.Wodehouse, Richard Marsh and E.Nesbit. Kipling's popular series of tales set in different historical eras, including Roman Britain, Anglo-Saxon England, The Norman Conquest, The Middle Ages and the Tudor Period. The stories are all told to two children living near Pevensey, East Sussex, by characters magically plucked out of history by 'Puck'. Traditionally the term 'Puck' referred to a malicious spirit or demon of popular superstition, and from the 16th century the name of a mischevious goblin (or Hobgoblin), similar to that appearing in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', the fairy scene from which is acted out here. Although 'Puck' is seen as a children's book, (in the same way 'Treasure Island' or 'King Solomon's Mines' are viewed), the story-tellers are adults and the romances they describe would only be suitable for older readers. Stewart [306]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature (277). BMC No.1[1984]; 'Edwardian Children's Books'. Oxford Companion to English Lit. p537, 797.

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        Autograph Manuscript, unsigned of his poem "Panteismo"

      N.p., 1906. One page in ink, in four 4-line stanzas on rrecto of a single sheet. 1 vols. 6-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches. Very good. Nobel Prize Winner's Holograph Poem The influential poet and teacher Gosuè Carducci (1835-1907) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1906; he was the frst Italian to receive that honor. His poem "Panteismo" first appeared in RIME NUOVE, published in Bologna (Zanichetti) in 1889, and went through several editions before his death in 1907. The holograph version here on display represents a slightly different (earlier?) state of the text than either that of the 1889 edition or the final lifetime edition of 1906. In particular, the second line of the third stanza is significantly altered. A rarity in the market.

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        Arboretum Amazonicum, Iconographie des plantes spontanées et cultivées les plus importantes de la region Amazonienne. 4 Lieferungen (mehr nicht erschienen).

      Para und Zürich, Instituto Polygraphico, 1900-1906. - (34 x 25,5 cm). 44 Bll. Mit ganzseitigen Photographien in Lichtdruck auf 40 Tafeln. Lose in Original-Lieferungsumschlägen in Halbleder-Mappe der Zeit. (Museu Paraense de Historia Natural e Ethnographia). Seltenes Mappenwerk über die Bäume der Amazonasgegend mit Beschreibungen in Französisch und Portugiesisch. Die Abbildungen zeigen zahlreiche Palmen. - Umschläge mit handschriftlichen Inhaltsverzeichnissen und verstärkten Rücken. Mappe etwas berieben. Insgesamt gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cerebra simiarum illustrata. Das Affenhirn in bildlicher Darstellung.

      Stockholm. Centraldruckerei und Jena, Fischer, 1906. - (39 x 30 cm). (12) 31 S. Mit 123 (67 in Lichtdruck) Tafeln. Original-Halbleinwandband. Einzige Ausgabe eines seiner Hauptwerke. - "This large atlas with its excellent plates depicting the brain of the monkey is typical of the basic contributions to neurology which this Swedish comparative anatomist made at the time of the founding of the 'neurone doctrine'" (Heirs). Um nachzuweisen, dass die Morphologie des Gehirns die Voraussetzung für Charakter und Begabung eines Menschen ist, untersuchte er u.a. die Gehirne von Affen und einer ganzen Reihe von bedeutenden Persönlichkeiten und Wissenschaftlern. - Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Hirsch/H. Erg. 1287; DSB 11, 381; Heirs of Hippocrates 1073

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        The Novels [Works] and Letters of Jane Austen. The Works comprise: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Letters. Edited by R. Bromley Johnson, with an Introduction by Professor William Lyon Phelps. Colour Illustrations by C.E. and H.M. Brock

      New York: Frank S. Holby, 1906., 1906. The Stoneleigh Edition, Limited to 1250 copies of which this is No.1201. Complete in 12 volumes; 8vo. Generously illustrated with colour plates, all with captioned tissue guards. Recently bound in full maroon morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, decorative gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers, top edges gilt. A very attractive set.

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        THE STORY OF THE FIERCE BAD RABBIT.

      A panorama, printed in colour, extending to 2492mm; folding into a decorative grey cloth wallet with a mounted image of the Fierce Bad Rabbit. 108 x 89 mm. First edition. First issue. Some cracking to internal joints; tab begining to weaken; else a very handsome copy - unusually so. This title was reissued in book form in 1916. Quinby No. 12.

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        The Mirror of The Sea

      London; Methuen and Co., 1906, 1906. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. half-title, 306 + catalogue (August 1906). Publisher's green cloth, gilt titles and decoration to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Bookplate to pastedown, occasional foxing, light general wear and soiling. A very good copy indeed. 1500 copies. FIRST EDITION, THE RARER STATE with uncut edges- 'A large proportion of the fifteen hundred copies printed were issued with the edges deeply ploughed, to meet the wishes of the circulating libraries.' Wise; A Conrad Library p11-12.

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        LES MONNAIES ANTIQUES DE L'ITALIE. Tome premier (unico pubblicato): Etrurie, Ombrie, Picenum, Samnium, Campanie (Cumes et Naples).

      Testo francese. Cm.28,5x18,6. Pg.446. Buona legatura coeva in mz.pelle. Doppio tassello con titoli in oro al dorso a quattro nervature. Piatti marmorizzati. La coperta originale (che riporta la data 1906) è conservata all'interno. Con 1160 figure di monete nel testo e cinque tavole fuori testo. All'antiporta ex libris "Rodolfo Costantini" Fondamentale testo di numismatica, di notevole rarità

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        THE GOOD FAIRY AND THE BUNNIES

      A. C. McClurg, Chicago 1906 - First edition, Inscribed & Signed by the Author. Oblong quarto. (xiv), 140p. Illustrated in color by Frederick Richardson with head-pieces and full-page plates. Bound with black-titled brown cloth spine over color-printed paper-covered boards, the upper cover featuring the fairy and two bunnies. Rare. Covers with moderate soil and edge wear, contents fine First edition, Inscribed & Signed by the Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: The Pentland Edition

      07 - London - Cassell and Company 1906 - A scarce set of the collected works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Complete in twenty volumes, this edition was part of a limited printing of 1550 copies, of which this is number 176. Published by Casell and Company in association with several of Stevenson's previous publishers, including Chatto and Windus, Heinemann and Longmans Green, this collection of his works varies from his most popular (Treasure Island, Kidnapped, In The South Seas, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde etc) to more obscure, such as Notes and Essays Chiefly of The Road, Letters from Samoa and Familiar Studies of Men and Books. As such, the collection sees Stevenson's fiction and non-fiction, writing of his own opinions and experiences as much as creating these for his characters. The collection was published at a time before Stevenson's work would be disparaged in favour ofModernist Literature, which would make a departure from the escapism that prevailed in the popular work of the Nineteenth Century. This dismissal of Stevenson's work failed to take into account the author's literary and social criticism, as well as his humanist and anti-imperialist viewpoints (this latter aspect seen here particularly in The Ebb-Tide), which would perhaps have seen him viewed in more favour. The result was relatively far-reaching in that he would be deemedunworthy of mentionin the definitiveNorton Anthology of English Literature until 2006; a century after this collection was published. A bibliography and introduction is here provided by Edmund Gosse, a prominent literarycritic of his time and a aquaintance and contemporary of the likes of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning and Thomas Hardy. Gosse, among his other many achievements is largely credited in helping to popularise the work of Henrik Ibsen to English-speaking audiences. Each volume contains a bookplate to the pastedown, bearing the design of 'Newberry'. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally quite smart, there are some instances of wear to the extremities, as well as sunning to the backstrip and markings to boards. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout, aside from the usual instances of foxing to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rubáiyát, translated by Edward FitzGerald

      London: , 1906. Small quarto (207 × 150 mm). Illuminated manuscript on 15 vellum leaves sewn on green thread. Original vellum binding, green silk ties running round both covers, the front cover hand lettered in blue ink. Opening spread with large illuminated initial with descender facing illuminated opening title page, in gold, blue and red ink, and watercolour, the text written in black and red ink, penwork initials in various colours, 4 more elaborate initials in gold with penwork decoration, all by Alberto Sangorski, signed and dated by him on the final leaf. Vellum slightly bowed, the ties separated at the back, otherwise excellent condition. A most attractive illuminated manuscript. Alberto Sangorski (1862?-1932) was elder brother of Francis Sangorski, co-founder with George Sutcliffe of the London binders Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Around 1905, Alberto abandoned his career as secretary to a goldsmith and took up the art of calligraphy, creating sumptuous illuminated manuscripts of the very highest quality. Sangorski & Sutcliffe's masterpiece was a copy of the Rubáiyát known as the Great Omar, an especially splendid illuminated manuscript in an elaborate jewelled binding, which was famously lost on the Titanic in 1912.

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        CHARLES DICKENS SET. A CHRISTMAS CAROL/ NICHOLAS NICKLEBY/BLEAK HOUSE/ CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND/ THE OLD CURISOTY SHOP/SKETCKES BY BOZ OLIVER TWIST/GREAT EXPECTATIONS/ DAVID COPPERFIELD/ MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT/LIFE AND CHARACTERS OF DICKENS/ LITTLE DORRIT/DOMBEY AND SON/ A TALE OF TWO CITIES/ THE PICK WICK PAPERS/ BARNABY RUDGE, EDWIN DROOD/OUR MUTUAL FRIEND

      Chapman & Hall Ltd, 1906 GET A FREE GOBLUELONDON TEE SHIRT WITH THIS ORDER. COMPLETE WORKS A CHRISTMAS CAROL/ NICHOLAS NICKLEBY/BLEAK HOUSE/ CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND/ THE OLD CURISOTY SHOP/SKETCKES BY BOZ OLIVER TWIST/GREAT EXPECTATIONS/ DAVID COPPERFIELD/ MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT/LIFE AND CHARACTERS OF DICKENS/ LITTLE DORRIT/DOMBEY AND SON/ A TALE OF TWO CITIES/ THE PICK WICK PAPERS/ BARNABY RUDGE, EDWIN DROOD/OUR MUTUAL FRIEND. Chapman & Hall Ltd., London, UK, 1906. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. By Cruckshank, 'Phiz' etc. (illustrator). First Edition. Size=4.5"x7". (full book description) Chapman & Hall Ltd., London, UK, 1906. 1st Ed. (U.K.) VG, Leatherbound, DJ Not Issued. Size=4.5"x7", By Cruckshank, 'Phiz' etc. Full red leather flexible bindings with attached red cloth page markers (which are all present) & decorated endpapers. 16 volumes have leather nicked head & foot of spine, 5 are chipped head of spine, 1 of the 5 slightly so at foot of spine, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. The contents of all volumes are in Fine condition. Great Set!! Book. Bookseller Inventory:WRY000117CD

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        In flagranti. Hausmädchen überrascht Paar in verfänglicher Situation.

      - Gouache. 1906. Signiert. 38,1:33,5 cm. Literatur: Vollmer, III, S. 233; Flemig, S. 88. Pressezeichner und Karikaturist. Mitarbeiter „Lustige Blätter" und „Ulk".

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        Utopia.

      Chelsea Ashendene Press (1906) - Small quarto. 161pp. One of 100 copies. Printed in red and black with initials by Eric Gill. This is the first book by the Ashendene Press with marginal notes printed in red. Featuring a designer binding by Franklin Mowery of black morocco blind-tooled with an intersecting and slightly shifting pattern of deep rules. The composition evokes a distant horizon, or perhaps the slowly shifting waters of the sea surrounding Sir Thomas More's imagined island. The abstract design is capped by the title, formed from burgundy morocco onlays shaped in Uncial letterforms. Binder's initials and date gilt-stamped to rear turn-in. Soft black suede doublures complete the design. Mowery is Head of Conservation at the Folger Shakespeare Library and has maintained a private practice as a designer bookbinder and conservator for more than thirty years. Bookplate of Jan van der Marck. (Tomkinson, p. 6). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Skazanie o nevidimom grade Kitezhe i deve Fevronii. Libretto V. I. Bel'skogo... [The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Virgin Fevroniia. Libretto by V. I. Belsky. [Piano-vocal score]

      Leipzig etc. M. P. Belaieff [PN 2613] 1906. Folio. Original publisher's light gray printed wrappers with titling within decorative border. [i] (title), [i] (notes on the libretto by Belsky), [i] (notes on performance by Rimsky-Korsakov), [i] (cast list), 5- 326, [ii] (blank) pp. Text in Russian only. Lithographic transfer from engraved plates. Printed note to lower right corner of final page of music: "Stich und Druck von G. C. Röder G.m.b.H., Leipzig." Titling to upper wrapper in Russian (matching title page) and German: "Die Legende von der unsichtbaren Stadt Kitesh und von der Jungfrau Fewronia. Text von W. I. Bielsky." Price list in German to foot of upper wrapper; the full score (Partitur) is listed at "M. 140._" or "R. 49._" Publisher's (?) handstamp to the right of price list: "100% Teuerungszuschlag 20% S[illegible]z[uschlag]" (100% adjustment for inflation, 20% adjustment for [unknown]). Publisher's catalogue to verso of upper wrapper and both sides of lower. Handstamp "C. H. Glover" to upper right corner and foot of upper wrapper. With program (one typed mimeographed leaf)) for two performances of the opera by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1951, Issay Dobrowen conducting laid in. Wrappers worn; corners creased; spine frayed and mostly detached with some loss, reinforced with tape. Slight browning to outer edges; final signature detached.. First Edition. Rare. OCLC and COPAC (two copies only, at The British Library and the University of London). The present copy was apparently used in England in the 1950s. First performed in St. Petersburg on February 7/20, 1907, this was Rimsky-Korsakov's penultimate opera and the last produced in his lifetime, conceived as his opus summum. "Kitezh is often called the 'Russian Parsifal,' and this is justified insofar as Wagner's last opera was clearly among its models. The miracle music in Acts 3 and 4 resonates with the basso ostinato from the Good Friday Spell, and there is even a sort of Dresden Amen in the last scene... The opera's opening scene, of which the music is often reheard later, is rightly compared with the Forest Murmurs in Siegfried... Of course, there are also many resonances in Kitezh from earlier Russian opera, of which there was by the early 20th century a distinguished body of 'classics.' Chief among them was Glinka's A Life for the Tsar; the collision of national forces in Rimsky's opera was modelled on Act 3 of Glinka's, in which the Poles break in on a betrothal ceremony just as the Tatars do in Kitezh, their approach being telegraphed to the audience by a preliminary snatch of their leitmotif between the strains of a wedding song..." Richard Taruskin in Grove music online

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        White Fang

      New York: The Macmillan Company 1906 - Illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull. First edition, issue with tipped in title page on wove paper as usual. Publisher's vertically ribbed gray-green decorative cloth designed and signed by "CX", with gilt lettering to the spine, wolf illustration and lettering stamped in black and white to the front board. Near fine, with a touch of rubbing to spine ends and corners, bright front board without the usual rubbing, former owner's 1906 inscription to the front flyleaf, bright and fresh interior. Overall, a very fresh and attractive copy. BAL 11896. Originally published serially in Outing magazine from May-October 1906, White Fang is a companion novel to its predecessor, The Call of the Wild. The novel is written from the point of view of the titular main character, a wolf-dog named White Fang, as he transitions into domestication. The novel is set in the Yukon Territory in Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. White Fang is the thematic opposite of its companion text; while The Call of the Wild concerns a dog's natural wild instincts, White Fang is about an undomesticated creature's ability to be tamed. London's narrative from White Fang's point of view provides a unique insight into the violence of the animal kingdom that often mirrors human violence. The text is complemented by Charles Livingston Bull's illustrations; both Bull and London shared an affinity for animals that adds a tender quality to their work and collaboration. Charles Livingston Bull (1874-1932) was an artist, illustrator, and binding designer who was best known for his images depicting wild animals. While attending the Rochester Institute of Technology, Bull completed a taxidermy internship, fostering an interest that lead to his appointment as the Chief Taxidermist at the National Museum in Washington, D.C. While working in D.C., Bull spent much of his free time sketching the animals at The National Zoo. He eventually decided to pursue a career in illustration in New York City, where he continued to sketch at The Bronx Zoo. Over the course of his career, Bull illustrated over 135 books, many of which were nature books or otherwise featured animal scenes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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