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        Rare Inscribed Signed Photograph

      , 1906. 1906. unbound. 6 x 4.5 inches set to 10 x 8 inches, signed on the mount, sepia-toned, taken by New York photographer "Manderdon," depicting a three-quarters image of Chayes standing with his hands behind his back. Inscribed: "To my dear, good friend David Slone - Herman E.S. Chayes - Nov. 1st 1906." Signed at the age of 26! Chayes died of the fever at the age of 53. Near fine condition. Ukrainian-born American dentist and prosthodontist best known for the "Chayes Method of replacing lost teeth" and the procedure for allowing %u201CMoveable - Removable Bridgework.

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        Photo Album]: Victorian Boston

      Boston 1906 - Dark gray cloth over paper boards measuring 6" x 7.5". Contains 72 sepia toned photographs affixed to stiff black paper with a majority of the photos measuring 3" x 4" with some captions and two additional postcards. Very good with toning, rubbing, worn corners, and a detached but present first page. A photo album of turn of the century Bostonians participating in leisurely activities such as picnics and rollicking walks in the park. Some of the women photographed are posing with pipes in their mouths and are being carried around by the men of their group. There are captioned photos of the New England landscape showing off the Boston Public Gardens, "the mall," and "a bit of woods." A few of the pictures show both men and women dressed in drag posing humorously, and perhaps putting on a production of some kind. An interesting look at well-to-do Bostonians enjoying life in the early 1900s.

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        NATURALIS HISTORIA LIBRI XXXVII VOL I LIBRI I-VI POST LUDOVICI IANI OBITUM RECOGNOVIT ET SCRIPTURAE DISCREPANTIA ADIECTA EDIDIT CAROLUS MAYHOFF

      Lipsiae: B.G.TEUBNERI, 1906. RILEGATO. BUONO. 13 19. USATO

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        Moon-Face and Other Stories

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906. 8vo. 273, [4] pp. ads at end. Original blue decorated cloth with designer's initial's "RR," top edges gilt. Slightly cocked, light wear at extremities. FIRST EDITION. Idah Meacham Strobridge's copy, signed by her in Los Angeles, 1907 on front free endpaper. Strobridge (1855-1932) was a native-born California writer and bookbinder, best known for her trio of novels about the Great Basin. Her bindery, Artemesia Bindery, at 231 East Avenue 41 also held her "Little Corner" gallery, and was a popular meeting place for writers, artists and craftsmen. London considered himself close to Strobridge. In a 1902 letter to Lurline Lyons, he wrote: "Oh, by the way, look up Mrs. Idah Meacham Strobridge. Tell her I sent you and she will make you very welcome. She is out in the 'Lummis Colony,' and lives in a famous house, or rather, in a house she has made famous by her own personality (Letters, vol. 3, p. 296). WITH A PAGE FROM A TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY LONDON TIPPED IN on the half-title: a quarto page of a typed letter (lacking earlier portion of letter): "... But I am learning, slowly. The great difficulty is to get the proper co-ordination of the various parts so essential to good photography... Of course I like beautiful things, but as you hint, I am too busy to be able to spend much time upon them ----as a creator or even as a collector ... the aesthetic should simply be ... one of the many things for the raising of the human." It ends poignantly: "O that the days were forty-eight hours! Then might I paint, or play, or bind beautiful books, or collect, or do the thousand and one beautiful things, but alas!" London adds in autograph: "Only a little while and I am not. Jack London." BAL 111895; Sisson & Martens 23.

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        Herbarium and Record of Analysis

      Lynn, Massachusetts: Rumford Supply Co, 1906. Most of the delicate botany samples are fully intact, but a few have come loose from the mountings. On most sheets, plants have stained the opposite page with an impression. Overall, an exceptionally preserved and artfully made object.. Unique botany journal. An unbound, half leather, string tied portfolio containing twenty-six folded signatures, each with a unique dried, and pressed botany sample mounted with descriptive notations on the opposite page. The portfolio was manufactured as a blank notebook by the Rumford Supply Co. of Lynn, Massachusetts; an additional page of notebook paper laid-in with a numbered contents list and Marion Jackson's name signed. Jackson apparently assembled the plant samples, each of which is artfully arranged, pressed, and attached to the page with tiny mounts. Altogether, a charming and beautiful presentation.

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        [KAMCHATKA] Po zapadnomu beregu Kamchatki: S kartoy [i.e. On the West Coast of Kamchatka: With a Map]. [An offprint from:] Zapiski Imperatorskogo Russkogo Geographicheskogo Obshchestva po obshchey geografii. Tom XXXVII, no. 2 [i.e. Proceedings of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society on the General Geography. Vol. 27, no. 2]

      St. Petersburg: Typ. of M. Stasyulevich, 1906. [2], xii, 521 pp. 25x17,5 cm. With a large folding lithographed map and over thirty illustrations in text. Title page in Russian and French. In original publisher's wrappers, rebacked with similar paper. Faded previous owner's ink inscription on the title page, wrappers with minor tears of extremities, otherwise a very good partly uncut copy. First and only edition. Very rare and interesting early Russian description of the west coast of Kamchatka by Vladimir Tyushov (1866-1936), the senior doctor of the Petropavlovsk district and a resident of Kamchatka for eighteen years (1894-1912). The book is based on his regular official travels, mostly in 1896-1898, and describes the route from Petropavlovsk to Tigil village (north-west coast of Kamchatka, on the Tigil River) via Apacha Bolsheretsk, Vorovskoye villages, Oblukovina and Ichinskaya Rivers, Sopochnoye, Moroshechnoye, Belogolovoye, Khairuzovo, Kavran, and Utkholok villages. This is one of the first special works about the west coast of Kamchatka, with important original information about the native population of Kamchatka - ''the first after the classic work by Krasheninnikov attempt to portray a Kamchadal as a human being'' (Preface), characteristics of the tundra of western Kamchatka, volcanoes and mountain ranges, hot springs, hunting and fishing, salmon and other local fish, bears, cases of syphilis in Kamchatka, harmful influence of Russian settlers on the native population, Kamchadal language (with a short dictionary), native astronomy, and others. The preface was written by a prominent Russian and Polish geographer and traveller Karol Bohdanowicz (1867-1947) who had surveyed gold deposits of the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk and western Kamchatka in 1895-1898. The book is supplemented with an index of geographical names and a large folding map of Kamchatka which was prepared by Bogdanovich and a member of his expedition, navigator Nikolay Lelyakin in 1901. Tyushov took part in the first census in Kamchatka in 1897, and opened the first hospital in Petropavlovsk in 1909. Worldcat locates only six copies.

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        "The Works Of Robert Louis Stevenson" 10 Volume Set

      Boston and New York: Charles A. Lind & Co., 1906 Weighing over 23lbs., these books each have an illustrated frontispiece and are #267 out of 1,000 limited editions.

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        Bibliotheca chemica : Catalogue of the alchemical, chemical, and pharmaceutical books in the collection of the late James Young

      Glasgow, James Maclehose & Sons, 1906. Two volumes (27 cm), xxi (1), 487 (1); (iv), 598, (2) pp., photogravure frontispiece portrait of James Young in each volume (tissue guardsheet present). Uniform publisher's quarter-morocco, brown cloth. - Original edition of a work that has served as a beacon and pilot for generations of collectors. The collection was donated by James "Paraffin" Young (1811-1883) to Anderson's College, and is now incorporated in the University of Strathclyde Library, Glasgow. The compiler of the catalogue, John Ferguson, was Regius Professor of Chemistry at Glasgow, and himself an active collector of books on alchemy and the occult sciences (Ferguson's own gift to the University included 104 incunabula and 317 manuscripts). This catalogue was printed for private distribution in an edition of 250 copies. ¶ Fine copy, untrimmed and unopened, the bindings very slightly rubbed. Exlibris of Robert Honeyman; sold by Sotheby's, The Honeyman collection of scientific books and manuscripts, Part VII, London, 19-20 May 1981, lot 3231.

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        ALBUM DI N° 74 TAVOLE - SOC. ITALIANA PER LE STRADE FERRATE DEL MEDITERRANEO SERVIZIO DELLE COSTRUZIONI

      ROMA: SOCIETA' ITALIANA PER LE STRADE FERRATE DEL MEDITERRANEO, 1906. rilegato. BUONO. 31,5 40. USATO

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        A MODERN SYMPOSIUM from the library of Henry James

      Brimley Johnson & Ince, Ltd., London 1906 - First published in 1905. Henry James's copy, SIGNED and dated 1906 by him on the front free endpaper: Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson was a British author, historian, and political activist. E. M. Forster, his literary executor, was criticized for refraining from publishing details of Dickinson's sexual proclivities, including his foot fetishism and unrequited love for young men. Covers a little stained with a small piece of cloth lacking from the spine edge at the front [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Izobrazheniia russkoi kniazheskoi sem'i v miniatiurakh XI veka [Depictions of the Russian princely family in miniatures of the 11th century]

      St. Petersburg: Izd. Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk, 1906. Quarto (27 × 19 cm). Later boards, preserving original printed front wrapper; 121, VI pp. With thirteen illustrations in the text and as an appendix of six leaves of plates, of which one in color. About very good. First edition of this study of representations of the Russian Imperial family in miniatures of the eleventh century.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Lysaker, 22. XII. 1906.

      1906. ¾ S. 4to. "Ihr verehrtes Schreiben vom 19. d. M. habe ich soeben erhalten. Es würde mir eine Ehre sein mit Ihnen in Verbindung zu treten, und ich wäre bereit Ihnen die erwähnten 10 Klavierstücke für eine Summe von 5000 frcs. zu überlassen. Ich wäre Ihnen für eine baldige Antwort sehr dankbar [...]".

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        Fruits of Solitude

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press R.R. Donnelley and Sons, 1906. Hardcover. Very good. 130pp. Contemporary ink name on front free endpaper, small tear to bottom of title page, spine lettering a bit dulled, light wear to the extremities, else a very good copy in publisher's green cloth.

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        PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906. First Edition, First Printing. thick 4to., 126 pp. [plates unpaginated], VG-; red cloth boards, gilt lettering and illustration to spine and front board; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine, mild fading to spine, lettering legible; age-toning and shelfwear to text-block; bumping and mild fraying to corners of boards, mild rubbing to edges of boards; cracked hinge between pp. 96-97, boards shaken, no shelf lean, binding intact; dark gray endpapers; tipped-in frontispiece plus 49 full-color tipped-in plates by Rackham affixed to dark gray leaves and protected by tissue guards; foxing to half-title page, tearing at gutter between verso of ffep and half-title page; occasional foxing to interior, text clear and legible; boards protected by plastic wrapper; pub. 1906, stated to title page, all plates to end of volume indicating a First Edition; LP consignment; shelved Case 12. Full-priced Rockville.

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        Gedachten en Verbeeldingen. Met Inleiding van L. van Deyssel. (With an original etched portrait of the author by Willem Witsen).

      Amsterdam, S.L. van Looy, 1906. Original (dark) honey-coloured full vellum with dark brown and natural decorations and lettering in batik combined with lines and dots blocked in gold. Signed by T[heo] N[ieuwenhuis]. All edges gilt. (10), 144 p. One of 50 deluxe copies on mould-made paper by Van Gelder. First edition. Spine very slightly worn. Two library stamps on flyleaf and first blank page. Signature on first blank page 'C.F. Hofker'.l Fantastic batik binding designed by Nieuwenhuis. This magnificent deluxe edition, one of the pinnacles of Dutch Art Nouveau bookbinding, was distributed among friends and admirers of Hofker (1864-1945), a sensitivistic author and a friend of many 'Tachtigers'. Nieuwenhuis specially painted the owner's monogram on the lower cover of the copies that were sold. In this case it is 'F.H.', the eldest brother of the author, Cornelis Fredrik Hofker (1849-1921).

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        THUKA OF THE MOON

      London: Digby, Long & Co., 1906.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-280, folding plan inserted opposite title leaf, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. Science fantasy novel set on the moon. "Imaginative but badly written." - Locke, Voyages in Space 99. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1032. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 104. Bleiler (1978), p. 93. Reginald 06740. Some shelf wear to binding extremities, mainly several corners and small area along outer front joint, several small ink spots on spine panel which is also a bit darkened, several small water strikes and some dust soiling on front and rear covers, internal foxing, mostly to preliminary and terminal leaves, a good copy. Rare. (#149719)

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        Jubilee Souvenir 1906

      30 photographic plates by Window and Grove. First edition. 4to., original white buckram over green cloth boards. London, Window & Grove.

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        The Mirror of the Sea

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906. First American edition. [vi], 328, [2] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original blue, yellow and grey pictorial cloth. Fine. First American edition. [vi], 328, [2] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Keating 69; Cagle A11b; cf. Wise 16

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        Manuale di economia politica con una introduzione alla scienza sociale.

      Milan: Società editrice libraria, 1906 - Small octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front board lettered gilt, patterned endpapers, red edges. Spine lightly faded, corners gently rubbed; a very good copy. First edition of Pareto's masterpiece, one of the most important contributions to economics in the 20th century, published as volume 13 of the series Piccola Biblioteca Scientifica. It is in the Manuale di Economia Politica that Pareto's changed position in regard to economic theory and politics is most completely stated. The Manuale "is better conceived and, more important, much better thought through than the Cours d'Economie Politique (1896–7). It is basically a work of synthesis in which Pareto presented a general theory of economic equilibrium which is considerably more refined than Walras's" (IESS). Mattioli 2724; Roll, p. 408ff; Schumpeter, p. 859ff; Sraffa 4514. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1906. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and floral decoration to spine gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, multiple gilt fillets to boards and turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates on dark grey paper with printed tissue guards. A fine copy. First Rackham edition. With an original ink sketch to the half-title, signed Arthur Rackham 23.2.13. 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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        Verses by Christina G. Rossetti

      Hammersmith, London: Eragny Press, 1906. Limited Edition. Leather. Near Fine. Pissarro, Lucien. Limited edition, one of 175 copies, octavo size, 75 pp. Limited edition of 175 paper and 10 vellum copies, unnumbered (this one of the paper copies). Christina G. Rossetti (1830-1894) is known for her melancholy love poems, originally drafted in Italian. Her early verses for her mother, written between the ages of twelve and sixteen, were printed privately at her grandfather Gaetano Polidori's press, and are here beautifully reprinted from Polidori's 1847 edition of Verses. Lucien Pissarro and his wife Esther founded the Eragny press in 1894, inspired by the arts and crafts movement and the work of William Morris of the Kelmscott Press. "Lucien Pissarro brought foriegn and unfamiliar sensibilities to his books. The distinctive use of color wood engavings which explore the Impressionist sensation endow Eragny books with a vital character unlike any other revivalist private press" (A History of the Eragny Press 1894-1914, p. 12)."***DESCRIPTION: Contemporary red morocco with gilt floral medallion stamped on the upper board, gilt lettering to the backstrip, top-edge gilt, fore-edge and tail-edge uncut, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, woodcut title-vignette and initials, illustrated title printed in black and orange, Brook type, Arches paper, 8 1/2" x 5 1/4", (i)-v, (1)-75, (1 colophon), (1 errata), limited edition of 175.***CONDITION: A near fine copy, sumptuous red morocco completely unscathed, leaves are very bright except for faint age-toning to the outer page margins, ex-library copy with minimal evidence thus, with Bancroft Library bookplate inlaid to recto of the title-page, otherwise a beautiful copy, near fine.***CITATION:Genz, EP27.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Printed Reilly & Britton Publisher's Flyer With Sepia Photograph Of Baum Tipped On

      Chicago: Reilly and Britton, 1906. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Tan Boards. Good. Reilly And Britton Advertising Flyer 4 1/8" X 6", "You'll Like These Books" Followed By Ads For Christmas Stocking Series, The Land Of Oz, The Woggle-Bug Book (Fourth Edition), And The Twinkle Tales, With Publisher's Address As Dexter Building, Chicago; On Verso There Is A 4 1/8" X 3" Sepia Glossy Photo Of Baum, With His Facsimile Signature On The Card Below. Undated, But Circa 1906.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906 - Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and floral decoration to spine gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, multiple gilt fillets to boards and turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates on dark grey paper with printed tissue guards. First Rackham edition. With an original ink sketch to the half-title, signed Arthur Rackham 23.2.13. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Jugendstil Classic] Bilderbucher Band Tiere

      Koln: H. & F. Schaffstein, [1906]. Second edition. Oblong quarto. Original color pictorial paper covered boards, beautifully patterned endsheets in color. The classic Jugendstil book, marvelously illustrated by the great Freyhold, with twelve full-page color pictures. "Freyhold's picture books are marvels in the early development of the picture book of the 20th century" (Klaus Doderer). -The pictures, "freyholding in their unspeakably immovable untouchedness and childhood" (ER White 1902 to Richard Dehmel) show us the animals of the rural environment (cows, sheep, pigs, pigeons); only the last illustration with parrots puts the viewer into an exotic mood. The watercolor paints were applied using stencils. "These books found no mercy before the great crowd. But the children were extremely fond of these books, unfortunately they were not made accessible to them by their parents "(Julius Schaffstein, quoted from cat. Cologne). In 1905 the publishing house opened the series with this title, but great expectations remained unfulfilled: "The books were not a commercial success, despite their extraordinary artistic design" (Roland Stark, Schaffstein Verlag, page 66). A very nice copy, corners slightly worn, near fine, one plate repaired at very end.

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        Moderní vyučování kreslení na obecných a měšťanských školách. Průvodce k umělecké výchově mládeže [Modern drawing lessons for primary and secondary schools. A guide for arts education for the youth]

      Prague: Fr. Rivnač (printed in Vienna by Rudolf von Waldheim), 1906. Four original string-tied cloth portfolios, measuring 36 × 24 cm, with decorative titles to to front board; each with an introductory brochure and [8], XXV (vol. I); XX (vol. II); XX, 1-33 (vol. III), 34-60 (vol. IV) leaves of color lithographs on card stock. Light wear to corners of portfolios; owner inscription to folding flaps; else a very good set. Complete set of four striking portfolios of patterns and designs, constituting an elaborate art education course for younger students. The accompanying text explains how to use the patterns, laying out a comprehensive process by which students graduate from simpler two-dimensional shapes to colors and to complex compositions such as landscapes and tableaus. And l (1844-1935), who published numerous pedagogical texts and design portfolios in Vienna from the 1870s through the early 1900s, was notably inspired by Vienna Secession, especially those of its members which stressed abstract and geometric forms. The introduction of the fourth volume is largely based on Adolf Hölzel's influential essay "Über Formen und Massenvertheilung," published in Ver Sacrum. Little information exists about the author, a school teacher from Prague, but a recent essay by Alexander Klee ("Formkunst - Phänomen eines Kulturraums") situates his work in the context of other Austro-Hungarian artistic developments (in Kubismus. Konstruktivismus. Formkunst, 2016). KVK, OCLC show no copies outside the Czech Republic. (Incomplete sets of the German edition, entitled Der moderne Zeichenunterricht an Volks- und Bürgerschulen. Ein Führer auf dem Wege zur künstlerischen Erziehung der Jugend, are held in Bremen, Zurich and Slovenia).

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        Moderní vyu?ování kreslení na obecných a m???anských ?kolách. Pr?vodce k um?lecké výchov? mláde?e [Modern drawing lessons for primary and secondary schools. A guide for arts education for the youth]

      Prague: Fr. Rivna? (printed in Vienna by Rudolf von Waldheim), 1906. Four original string-tied cloth portfolios, measuring 36 × 24 cm, with decorative titles to to front board; each with an introductory brochure and [8], XXV (vol. I); XX (vol. II); XX, 1-33 (vol. III), 34-60 (vol. IV) leaves of color lithographs on card stock. Light wear to corners of portfolios; owner inscription to folding flaps; else a very good set. Complete set of four striking portfolios of patterns and designs, constituting an elaborate art education course for younger students. The accompanying text explains how to use the patterns, laying out a comprehensive process by which students graduate from simpler two-dimensional shapes to colors and to complex compositions such as landscapes and tableaus. And l (1844-1935), who published numerous pedagogical texts and design portfolios in Vienna from the 1870s through the early 1900s, was notably inspired by Vienna Secession, especially those of its members which stressed abstract and geometric forms. The introduction of the fourth volume is largely based on Adolf Hölzel's influential essay "Über Formen und Massenvertheilung," published in Ver Sacrum. Little information exists about the author, a school teacher from Prague, but a recent essay by Alexander Klee ("Formkunst - Phänomen eines Kulturraums") situates his work in the context of other Austro-Hungarian artistic developments (in Kubismus. Konstruktivismus. Formkunst, 2016). KVK, OCLC show no copies outside the Czech Republic. (Incomplete sets of the German edition, entitled Der moderne Zeichenunterricht an Volks- und Bürgerschulen. Ein Führer auf dem Wege zur künstlerischen Erziehung der Jugend, are held in Bremen, Zurich and Slovenia).

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        Shinkoku Peking Kojo Shashincho Photographs of Palace Buildings of Peking Compiled by the Imperial Museum of Tokyo

      First edition. No. 245 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 2 volumes. 172 large lithograph plates with tissue guards incl. three folding panoramas. Large folio. Original embroidered silk portfolio in protective wooden case. A very good copy. Separate volume of text in English and Japanese (original cream wrappers). Tokyo, Ogawa Kazumasa Shuppanbu, [Together with:] Decorations of the Palace Buildings of Peking. No 189 a limited edition of 1000 copies. 80 large lithograph plates incl. 2 large folding maps (20 hand-coloured) together with 2 vols. of text (in English and Japanese). Large folio. Original embroidered silk portfolio in protective wooden case. A very good copy. 60(English text)pp.; 47(Japanese text)pp. Tokyo, Ogawa Kazumasa Shuppanbu,

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        The Jungle

      Doubleday, Page & Co., New York 1906 - First edition, Feb, 1906 printing, Finely bound in green leather with gold gilt title, original pages slightly worn and soiled, but no markings, publisher's imprint on title page, one of a kind, gift quality collector's edtion of this classic American work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book House, Inc. - St. Louis]
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        Verses by Christina G. Rossetti

      Hammersmith, London: Eragny Press, 1906. Limited Edition. Leather. Near Fine. Pissarro, Lucien. Limited edition, one of 175 copies, octavo size, 75 pp. Limited edition of 175 paper and 10 vellum copies, unnumbered (this one of the paper copies). Christina G. Rossetti (1830-1894) is known for her melancholy love poems, originally drafted in Italian. Her early verses for her mother, written between the ages of twelve and sixteen, were printed privately at her grandfather Gaetano Polidori's press, and are here beautifully reprinted from Polidori's 1847 edition of Verses. Lucien Pissarro and his wife Esther founded the Eragny press in 1894, inspired by the arts and crafts movement and the work of William Morris of the Kelmscott Press. "Lucien Pissarro brought foriegn and unfamiliar sensibilities to his books. The distinctive use of color wood engavings which explore the Impressionist sensation endow Eragny books with a vital character unlike any other revivalist private press" (A History of the Eragny Press 1894-1914, p. 12)." ***DESCRIPTION: Contemporary red morocco with gilt floral medallion stamped on the upper board, gilt lettering to the backstrip, top-edge gilt, fore-edge and tail-edge uncut, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, woodcut title-vignette and initials, illustrated title printed in black and orange, Brook type, Arches paper, 8 1/2" x 5 1/4", (i)-v, (1)-75, (1 colophon), (1 errata), limited edition of 175. ***CONDITION: A near fine copy, sumptuous red morocco completely unscathed, leaves are very bright except for faint age-toning to the outer page margins, ex-library copy with minimal evidence thus, with Bancroft Library bookplate inlaid to recto of the title-page, otherwise a beautiful copy, near fine. ***CITATION: Genz, EP27. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Jugendstil Classic] Bilderbucher Band Tiere

      H. & F. Schaffstein [1906], Koln - Oblong quarto. Original color pictorial paper covered boards, beautifully patterned endsheets in color. The classic Jugendstil book, marvelously illustrated by the great Freyhold, with twelve full-page color pictures. "Freyhold's picture books are marvels in the early development of the picture book of the 20th century" (Klaus Doderer). -The pictures, "freyholding in their unspeakably immovable untouchedness and childhood" (ER White 1902 to Richard Dehmel) show us the animals of the rural environment (cows, sheep, pigs, pigeons); only the last illustration with parrots puts the viewer into an exotic mood. The watercolor paints were applied using stencils. "These books found no mercy before the great crowd. But the children were extremely fond of these books, unfortunately they were not made accessible to them by their parents "(Julius Schaffstein, quoted from cat. Cologne). In 1905 the publishing house opened the series with this title, but great expectations remained unfulfilled: "The books were not a commercial success, despite their extraordinary artistic design" (Roland Stark, Schaffstein Verlag, page 66). A very nice copy, corners slightly worn, near fine, one plate repaired at very end.

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

      1906. Hi, Here we have a rare 1906 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The 11th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright to the front and 100% original. The boards are very good, some very light spotting to the right edge of the front board, there is a rather large Hancox book plate to the first page (brother of Tony) very clean and presentable, superb inside. Excellent photoplate. A rare Wisden.

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        The Writings.

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1906-7 - 24 volumes, octavo (195 x 128 mm). Original publisher's red half morocco, titles and floral decoration gilt to spines separated by two flat bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines faded and rubbed, overall a very good set. Frontispiece to each volume, occasional plates throughout. A complete set of the first Hillcrest edition, a supplementary 25th volume was added later in 1907. This edition was the second uniform collection of Twain's works to be published, the first such collected edition being the Underwood/Riverdale edition of 1901.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Peter Poodle Toy Maker to the King

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1906. First Edition. Illustrated throughout by Bradley. 166 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original cloth backed pictorial paper boards, designed by Bradley. Board edges show wear as usual, some spotting to final leaves,else a Very Good Copy. First Edition. Illustrated throughout by Bradley. 166 pp. 1 vols. 4to. A CLASSIC. Bambace A68

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Moon-Face and Other Stories

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906. 8vo. 273, [4] pp. ads at end. Original blue decorated cloth with designer's initial's "RR," top edges gilt. Slightly cocked, light wear at extremities. FIRST EDITION. Idah Meacham Strobridge's copy, signed by her in Los Angeles, 1907 on front free endpaper. Strobridge (1855-1932) was a native-born California writer and bookbinder, best known for her trio of novels about the Great Basin. Her bindery, Artemesia Bindery, at 231 East Avenue 41 also held her "Little Corner" gallery, and was a popular meeting place for writers, artists and craftsmen. London considered himself close to Strobridge. In a 1902 letter to Lurline Lyons, he wrote: "Oh, by the way, look up Mrs. Idah Meacham Strobridge. Tell her I sent you and she will make you very welcome. She is out in the 'Lummis Colony,' and lives in a famous house, or rather, in a house she has made famous by her own personality (Letters, vol. 3, p. 296). WITH A PAGE FROM A TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY LONDON TIPPED IN on the half-title: a quarto page of a typed letter (lacking earlier portion of letter): "... But I am learning, slowly. The great difficulty is to get the proper co-ordination of the various parts so essential to good photography... Of course I like beautiful things, but as you hint, I am too busy to be able to spend much time upon them ----as a creator or even as a collector ... the aesthetic should simply be ... one of the many things for the raising of the human." It ends poignantly: "O that the days were forty-eight hours! Then might I paint, or play, or bind beautiful books, or collect, or do the thousand and one beautiful things, but alas!" London adds in autograph: "Only a little while and I am not. Jack London." BAL 111895; Sisson & Martens 23.

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        LIBERIA. With an Appendix on the Flora of Liberia by Dr. Otto Stapf

      London: Hutchinson & Co., 1906. 2 volumes. First edition. Complete with 28 colored illustrations by Sir Harry Johnston, 24 botanical drawings by Miss Matilda Smith, 402 black & white illustrations from the author's drawings and from photographs by the author and others, and 22 maps, 4 folding. Thick, tall 8vo, publisher's original dark plum cloth lettered in gilt on spines with gilt emblematic tooling on upper covers, beautifully illustrated endpapers, t.e.g. xxviii,520;xvi,1160,index. An unusually nice set, scarce in such pleasing condition, textblocks very clean, bright and tight, all maps in good order.. Very well preserved indeed. RARE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE CORNERSTONES OF WEST AFRICAN TRAVEL LITERATURE. Johnston produced here an exquisite set of books. He was early on an explorer and traveller to the Liberian state and these volumes are typical of the very best produced for writings in travel and exploration of the period. They are among the earliest books written on the new Liberia and present original and comprehensive studies of the landscape, peoples, flora and fauna of the region as well as its political history. Johnston began his travels in Africa at the age of 21 with his 1879-1880 journey to the interior of Tunisa as a student of painting, architecture, and languages. This trip sparked the passion for travel and exploration in the wilds of the African continent that he would spend the next several decades fulfilling. His journeys and his leadership potential were first brought to the attention of the Royal Geographical Society and the British Association in 1883 when he met H.M. Stanley and traveled with him to the remote river above the Stanley Pool in the Congo, a virgin territory little known to other Europeans at that time. From there his travels and responsibilities expanded rapidly; he was commissioned to lead a scientific expedition to to Mount Kilmanjaro beginning in Zanzibar in 1884, the success of which led to his apopintment as British vice-consul and eventually acting consul in Cameroon and the Niger Delta. He held a number of government positions through the next 20 years, perhaps best known for his "Cape-to-Cairo" scheme, a phrase coined in the London Times in August of 1888. The plan entailed having British influence in an unbroken line from Alexandria to Cape Town, but was foiled in July of 1890 when the British were forced to give up their sphere of influence north of Lake Tanganyika to the Germans. His later days were spent organizing British administration in Uganda and Liberia as well as writing about his life experiences in Africa. This set of books arose out of his extensive experience with negotiations in the Liberian republic, a state of 43,000 square miles created in the Western forests of the African continent, and his culminating efforts to organize its administration, finances, and methods of interior development.

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        A compendium of spherical astronomy with its applications to the determination and reduction of positions of the fixed stars,

      Macmillan and co ,, 1906. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; good condition; genuine 1906 edition; ex-University of Liverpool library copy; clean, firmly-bound pages with gilt top edge; some marks to page edges and rubbing tanning to end pages; light wear to boards; some wear to spine; some label residue on boards/spine. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Tales, Essays Poems and Criticisms

      J. B. Lippincott, 1906 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An eight volume set of Edgar Allan Poe's TalesIn a rather fetching decorative cloth binding and much better condition than usually seen. Generouslyillustrated with full page plates throughout. Containing numerous stories such as The Gold Bug, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, A Descent into Maelstrom, MS Found ina Bottle, The Sphinx and many more. Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. Condition: Uniformly bound in original cloth binding with gilt detailing to the spine. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally very firmly bound. Pages exceptionally clean and bright throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        BALLAD OF HUGH BIGOD, EARL OF NORFOLK

      - 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 original 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Under the Pines and Other Poems

      Winchester, VA: The Eddy Press Corporation, 1906. Cloth. Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE IN YEAR-OF-PUBLICATION on the front free endpaper. ADDITIONALLY, AT THE FOOT OF THE SAME PAGE, APPEARS AN ORIGINAL 4-LINE POEM BY ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE IN HIS HAND: "Depths of quietness will come/In the day's delirium:/Thoughts of mountains, rivers, seas,--/Dreams of peace in all of these." A tight, unusually crisp copy to boot of the 1906 1st edition of probably the author's 2nd book (in all likelihood following "The Heart's Quest" {purportedly published in 1904}). Sharp and Near Fine (with bright, completely unflecked gilt-titling to the front panel) in its dark-green cloth, with just a touch of light scuffing along the rear panel. Octavo, 43 pgs., deckled fore-edge.

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        Pohádka o nadšení. Satirický žert [Das Märchen von der Unschuld. Satire]. Mit 33 ganzseitigen Illustrationen

      HOLÁREK, Emil: Pohádka o nadšení. Satirický žert [Das Märchen von der Unschuld. Satire]. Mit 33 ganzseitigen Illustrationen. Prag: Antonín Vítek, [1906]. Erstausgabe dieser gestalterisch anmutigen, inhaltlich dennoch zugleich verstörenden Bildgeschichte des tschechischen symbolistischen Malers und Buchgestalters Emil Holárek (1867-1919). Das von Jaroslav Kvapil getextete Märchen handelt von einem Engel (der allegorischen weiblichen Unschuld), der, vom Schlechten im Menschen zermürbt, als vermeintlicher Delinquent auf dem Schaffot endet. Sehr sauberes Exemplar dieses schmucken, im Jugendstil gehaltenen Titels, mit 33 ganzseitigen, auf beigem Grund gedrucken Repros von Tusch- und Bleistiftzeichnungen Holáreks, zusätzlich ausgestattet mit Zierrahmen und gebunden in einen unkonventionellen, attraktiven Büttenumschlag mit hellblauer Titelprägung und Schließbändern. Thieme/Becker XVII, 326; Urban, Mysterious Distances, 106-109 (Holárek)

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono - VdAÖ / ILAB]
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        Les Cartes à jouer du quatorzième au vingtième Siècle ?

      Paris, Hachette, sd, 1906. 2 volumes grands et forts in-4, cartonnage éditeur illustré en couleurs, tête dorée, XVI- 504 et 640 pp, . 3200 reproductions de cartes dont 956 en couleurs, 12 planches hors-texte coloriées à l'aquarelle, 25 phototypies, 116 enveloppes illustrées pour jeux de cartes & 340 vignettes & vues diverses. Cartonnage terni, mors fendillés, charnières usées. Intérieur frais. Premier tirage

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        Somerset Parish Registers. Marriages. Volume I to Volume VIII.

      Phillimore and Co., 1898 - 1906. - 8 volumes. 8vo. pp. [6], 159: [4], 153: vi, [1], 154: [6], 159: [6], 164: [6], 150 [1]: [6], 154: vi, [1], 150. Original cloth, most volumes with covers a little discoloured by old damp. Very Good set. Complete sets are uncommon. Each volume is limited to 150 copies only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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