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        In The Days of the Comet

      New York, The Century Co.,, 1906. Octavo. Original blue cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine in grey, blue and black. With the dust jacket. Housed in a quarter blue morocco box. Light, persistent damp stain to lower margin, ownership stamp to front free endpaper but an excellent copy in the little frayed and creased dust jacket with a number of minor chips and some soiling to the rear panel. First US edition, first printing. Exceptionally scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Writings of Henry David Thoreau. Manuscript Edition

      Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York 1906 - Twenty Volumes. Publisher's green buckram with printed paper spine labels. The spines are faded to tan with a spot of darkening at the foot of several of the volumes. There is an occasional spot of discoloration or minor patch of bubbling to the cloth, else this is a Near Fine set. There is a previous owner bookplate on each of the front pastedowns else, internally, the books are Fine. One of 600 sets, this being number 538, signed by the publisher on the limitation leaf, and with an inlaid LEAF OF MANUSCRIPT in Thoreau's hand inserted at the front of the First Volume. The manuscript leaf is from a draft of the essay 'A Yankee in Canada,' and consists of 28 lines written in ink with penciled corrections. Borst B3.

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        THE NOVELS AND LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN.

      - Edited by R. Brimley Johnson. With an Introduction by William Lyon Phelps. With coloured illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock. Complete in twelve volumes, totalling approximately 4,000 pages. All volumes with coloured frontispiece, each of the major novels also with 5 coloured plates, Volume XI [juvenilia] with 3 sepia plates, and Volume XII [letters] with 1 sepia plate and a double page facsimile letter, all the plates with lettered tissue guards, all volumes with black & white title page vignette, all title pages printed in red & black, brief bibliography and facsimile of the first edition title page of Sense and Sensibility in Volume I, appendices Volume XII; uniform brown cloth, printed paper title label on spines, the labels a trifle soiled and worn, cloth occasionally faintly marked or rubbed; t.e.g., others uncut and largely unopened; a couple of leaves carelessly opened, faint water stain to top edge of last few leaves Volume I, the lower free endpaper creased Volume V, hinge tender towards centre of final volume, occasional very slight soiling; Frank S. Holby, New York, 1906. Edition limited to 1,250 numbered copies. The Chawton edition. See Gilson E106; Skilton, p. 159 [Brock brothers]. *Includes Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Jane Austen's letters. The Brocks' illustrations for Jane Austen's novels were originally published by Dent in 1898.

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        IKE ASKS FELDMAN TO HELP MAKE AMERICAN ÒOBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES BETTER UNDERSTOOD"

      - IKE ASKS FELDMAN TO HELP MAKE AMERICAN ÒOBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES BETTER UNDERSTOOD"Abraham J. Feldman was born in Kiev, Ukraine and came to the U.S. in 1906 at age 11. In 1918, he was ordained as a rabbi at the Hebrew Union College, and then served as fellowship assistant for Rabbi Stephen S. Wise at his Free Synagogue in New York. A year later, Feldman went on to Congregation Children of Israel in Athens, Ga. and then spent five years as rabbi to the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Philadelphia. In 1925 Feldman was selected as rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, CT, where he remained until retiring in 1977. While at Beth Israel, Feldman was a leader not only in Connecticut Jewish life, but also in ecumenical and secular organizations. In 1929 he was a co-founder of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger, of which he remained editor until 1977.Feldman was prominent in Jewish organizations at the national level, as well. He was a member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College and served on the executive council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the oldest American federation of Jewish congregations and a long-time center of Reform Judaism. Long a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the principal organization of Reform Jewish rabbis in the United States, Feldman rose in 1947 to become its President. From 1952-1957, he served as President of the Synagogue Council of America, a joint organization of Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox Jewish communities which acted to coordinate Jewish life and activities in America. The organization did more than act as facilitator of activities and dialogue between the branches of American Judaism, it made the world outside aware of Jewish concerns. In addition, he participated in Zionist activities, and was on the publications committee of Jewish Publication Society and the National Committee of the Jewish Book Council of America. A prolific writer, Feldman penned more than 26 books, pamphlets, and articles.Rabbi Feldman had a small but significant correspondence from three presidents on such topics as the contributions of Jews to American society, the refuge that the United States has provided, and their advocacy and defense of American institutions. We recently obtained the letters directly from the Feldman family; they have never been offered for sale before.President Eisenhower had a strong belief that the national security was served by providing assistance to other nations, and was in office just months before developing a foreign aid package that would further that goal. This, his Mutual Security Program (MSP), provided billions of dollars annually to countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Most of the money went to build up the military in those nations, those a substantial sum remained for technical and economic development. The Administration knew that every year, its MSP faced a rough reception on Capitol Hill, where many in the PresidentÕs own party opposed foreign aid as a giveaway. So Eisenhower was always seeking popular support for the program, support that would reach the ears of Congressmen.Typed Letter Signed on White House letterhead, Washington, May 29, 1956, to Feldman as President of the Synagogue Council of America, seeking his active participation in the MSP. ÒOur Government, as you know, has relatively modest apparatus for trying to make the United StatesÕ objectives and principles better understood throughout the world. I have asked Congress for additional funds to strengthen this activity during fiscal Ô57. But clearly, there will never be enough diplomats and information officers at work in the world to get the job done without help from the rest of us. Indeed, if our ideology is eventually to win out in the great struggle being waged between the two opposing ways of life, it must have the active support of thousands of independent private groups and institutions and of mil [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        White Fang

      MacMillan & Company, New York 1906 - this copy has been rebound in a lovely exhibition binding by jake benson of the benson hand bindery, columbia, s. c. the book is coveredi in english harmatan native goatskin over sculped board. the surface is abraded then over dyed and has inlays of vellum and alum taw. tooling in blind as well as aluminum and hologram foils. the book is housed in a suede-lined cloth-covered drop-spine clamshell box and has an alum tawed goatskin label. the original endpapers have been preserved and reused. this book has been shown in two exhibitions first in iowa and more recently in boston, mass, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Writings of Henry David Thoreau (20 volumes)

      Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Boston 1906 - Octavo [20 cm] 3/4 green leather with marbled paper covered boards, and gilt tooled spines. Top edges gilt. Marbled endsheets. Most volumes are in very good condition, and several volumes are in good condition. The spines, joints and edges are rubbed. Very sporadic small losses from the spine ends. The underlying boards are exposed at the corners. Many of the spines are cosmetically cracked along the joints. The cracks and exposed areas have been filled in with a dark brown polish or stain. Tanned pages. Some uncut pages. A couple of the volumes have endsheets that are cracked along the hinges. The text blocks of volumes 2 and 7 are cracked at the end. With numerous photogravures by Mr. Herbert W. Gleason of scenes and objects described by Thoreau. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        White Fang

      Macmillan 1906 - First Edition, First Printing with tipped in title page. An attractive book without the ubiquitous fading to the spine. A beautiful copy. The binding is tight, with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with a superb facsimile dustjacket from the ORIGINAL of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy London First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Les Tours de Force sur l'Echiquier

      Numa Preti, Paris 1906 - xl+223 pages with diagrams and index. Square duodecimo issued in red cloth with lettering to spine and front cover. Alain C White's Christmas Series. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:2576; Betts:35-1) First edition. Introduction in French and English; remaining text in French. A study of the task problem. In the preface A C White defines his purpose and lays down the raison d'estre of the task problem. An article by J C J Wainwirght 'La croix de la reine follows, analyzing efforts to illustrate a specific task, i.e composing two-movers with a large number of queen mates; with 52 examples. The final section comprises 180 examples of other tasks: Maximum mates by discovering with the white king, - Maximum purity, -Tours of white and black knights, -Cross checks, -Five direct mates with bishop, with king, with rook etc. Includes solutions and and index of composers. One of the scarcer items in the Christmas series. Condition: Previous owner's stamp to front paste down, stain at head hinge, spine badly sunned else a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Oeuvres de Rabelais. 4 volumes.

      Paris, Alphonse Lemerre 1906 - Avec une Notices par Maxime Formont. Un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de CHINE. Celui-ci porte le numéro 3 paraphé par l'éditeur. Paris, Alphonse Lemerre - 1906. Portrait frontispice de Rabelais. Vignettes de titre, bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe gravés. Très belle reliure plein maroquin bordeaux, signée René Kieffer. Dos à nerfs avec titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Décors mosaïqués en couleurs au dos et aux centres des plats. Large rabat de maroquin sur les contreplats orné de filets et fleurons dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Bel exemplaire. Format in-12°(17x10). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Right Way to Do Wrong

      Harry Houdini, Boston 1906 - 8vo. 96 pp. Water stain top edge of back cover, small piece missing bottom of spine, bottom corner back cover, top of front cover. The inside of book looks very good. An expose of successful criminals. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Tale of Jeremy Fisher

      London and New York, Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1906. Sextodecimo. Original burgundy cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, llustration laid down to front board, pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt. Colour frontispiece and 26 full-page colour illustrations by the author. Light stain to back board, about four pages towards the back of the book are creased to lower corners, otherwise a very attractive and bright copy. First edition, deluxe issue in burgundy cloth.

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        STORY OF MISS MOPPET

      - POTTER,BEATRIX. THE STORY OF MISS MOPPET. Warne: NY & Lond. 1906. 24mo WALLET PANORAMA. Grey cloth, pict. paste-on of cat on flap, small spot and rear cover, light cover soil else VG+. 1st U.S. ed., identical to U.K. except "NY" comes first on back cover. Illustrated with 14 lovely color illustrations, cloth backed and folded accordion style. (Quinby 11;Linder p. 426). Due to the lack of success of this panorama format, only two Potter titles were published in this form. They were later reissued in regular book format. Increasingly scarce and a nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Western Tibet and the British Borderland: The Sacred Country of Hindus and Buddhists with an Account of the Government, Religion and Customs of Its Peoples

      London: Edward Arnold 1906, 1st Edition. () xv,376pp. Very good. Small quarto. Original blue publisher's cloth with gilt titles and gilt decoration to front board. Head and tail of spine lightly bumped. Spine lightly faded. Some staining to bottom of large folding map (not affecting images), else internally tight and clean. Photographic frontis of Mount Kailash. A heavily illustrated account of explorations to Western Tibet, including sections on Hindusim, Buddhism, and attempts to climb Mounts Gurla Mandhata and Kailas. A nice copy in the original cloth..

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From The Little White Bird. With Drawings by Arthur Rackham.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906 - Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, brown endpapers, grey edges. With the dust jacket. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Scratch and small puncture to cloth of lower board, small area with loss of size on upper board. An excellent copy in the rubbed and toned jacket that is frayed at the edges with some short closed tears repaired with tape to the verso, and a snag to the lower panel. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates on brown paper with printed tissue-guards. First US edition, published the same year as the London edition. A lovely copy in the rare dust jacket. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        L'Imprimerie et les Procedes de Gravure au Vingtième Siècle: Étude accompagnée de quarante planches hors texte ( 20th Century Prints & Processes of Engraving accompanied by 40 Plates )

      Paris: Chez L’Auteur. 1906 - Good+. Ex-library. Bound in half black morocco and dark green pebbled cloth. Morocco well scuffed to edges and corners. Endpapers toned and lightly marked. Small, round, penny-sized library stamps throughout and usual stamps and bookplates. Limited Edition Numbered 34 of 100 copies. Privately printed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SONG OF ROLAND

      Cambridge: Riverside Press // Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1906. Limited Edition, number 141 of 220 copies.. Vellum Binding. Folio. Fleur-de-lis patterned paper over boards backed in vellum with vellum-tipped corners; some staining to the front board, particularly towards the bottom; printed in black with red titles and page numbers, yellow/gold marginal notes, blue initials (opening initial in brilliant gold); six vivid hand-colored illustrations in the form of stained glass windows embellish the text; additionally the printer's mark on the title page is illustrated and colored in the same style; one page has a faint stain else internally a clean bright copy. A monumental book by one of the greatest American book designers.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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        The Jungle.

      New York: The Jungle Publishing Co., 1906 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board in black and white. Lightly rubbed at extremities with a few tiny bumps, faint white spots to top corner of upper board, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, first issue with the Sustainer's Edition bookplate. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Stewart Edward White with the regards of Upton Sinclair". To fund publication an appeal was launched for advance orders, and about 5,000 copies were designated as such by the bookplate. A beautiful copy with the cloth and pictorial decoration still fresh. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Are You A Bromide? Or, The Sulphitic Theory

      New York: B. W. Huebsch,, 1906. Expounded and Exemplified According to the Most Recent Researches Into the Psychology of Boredom. Including many well-known Bromidioms now in use. With decorations by the author. Octavo. Original grey boards, paper label to upper board printed in green and red. With the dust jacket. Joints cracked, backstrip loose, boards lightly rubbed, spine a bit tanned. A very good copy in the rubbed jacket with a few chips at the corners and head and tail of spine, and a closed tear to the rear panel. First edition, first printing of the comedy book whose dust jacket coined the term "blurb".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gesammelte Werke in sechs Bänden.,

      Berlin, S. Fischer, 1906 - Jeder Band mit einer Titelvignette, 6 Bll., 450 Seiten, 3 Bll; 2 Bll., 294 Seiten, 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 435 Seiten; 2 Bll., 336 Seiten; 2 Bll., 193 Seiten, 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 344 Seiten, 4 Bll. (Inhaltsverzeichnis für alle 6 Bde., Chronologisches Verzeichnis, Nachwort des Verlages). Erste Ausgabe der ersten Werksausgabe, WG 28. Handnummeriertes Exemplar Nr. 21 der Vorzugausgabe auf handgeschöpftem Büttenpapier, von Hand in Ganzpergament gebunden. Von dieser Vorzugsausgabe erschienen nur 50 Exemplare, wovon nur 45 in den Handel gelangten. Gedruckt bei Drugulin in Leipzig, die Vignetten auf den Titeln und Deckeln von E. R. Weiß. Unbeschnittene Exemplare. Die vorderen fliegenden Vorsätze sämtlicher Bde. mit schönem gestochenen Exlibris, teilweise mit leichtem Abklatsch auf den vorderen Spiegeln, Einbanddeckel leicht aufgebogen, Einbde. leicht fleckig bzw. minimal angeschmutzt, insgesamt leicht unfrisch. Schöne komplette Reihe in insgesamt gutem Erhaltungszustand. Sehr selten ! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 55000 8° (21 x 15 cm), flexible Orig.-Ganzpergamentbde. mit Rückentitel u. Vignette auf Vorderdeckel, Kopfgoldschnitt, Lesebändchen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Staff Officer's Scrap-Book During the Russo-Japanese War

      London: Edward Arnold. 1906. Fourth impression. Octavo. Blue cloth gilt. Very good or better with some wear to the extremities, and light spotting to the boards. Tipped in the front endpapers of this copy are four Typed Letters Signed and one Signed photograph from the author. In addition there is another letter gifting the book to, and subsequent correspondence between, Hamilton and John Page Nicholson, a Colonel during the American Civil War. The letters have been folded for mailing with only minor general wear, near fine. Hamilton was knighted in 1902 for a distinguished record in India, Africa, and Afghanistan. His image was later tarnished due to his involvement in the failed Gallipoli Campaign during World War I, subsequently detailed in his two volume Gallipoli Diaries published immediately following the war. The letters, on British War Office stationery and dated between 1906-1909, thank Nicholson for his interest in the book, oblige his request for a photo, and include a few passing references to the American Civil War including the battles at Antietam and Gettysburg. Nicholson was a veteran of the Savannah and South Carolina campaigns; a leading military historian, most notably the editor of the two volume Pennsylvania at Gettysburg; and an early supporter of preservation efforts at Gettysburg and Valley Forge. An interesting association copy connecting two notable military men of letters. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        L'Art Décoratif : Revue Mensuelle d'Art Contemporain. - 8me Année, 1er Semestre Janvier 1906 * Juin 1906 & 2me Semestre - Juillet 1906 * Décembre 1906 (2 tomes)

      Paris : L'Art Décoratif. 24, Rue Saint-Agustin 1906 - ~ 2 vol. ~ Nombreuses illustrations et reproductions dans le texte, plusieurs planches hors-texte ~ La revue de l'Art Nouveau français, chaque numéro profusément orné de figures en noir & couleurs ~ Pleine toile bleu de l'éditeur, illustrée par Henry van de Velde ~ Tome I: 4f+240p+17 hors-texte; Tome II: 2f+236p+13 hors-texte ~ 29x22x6cm. ~ Très Bon état, légère décoloration aux marges des plats du tome premier ~ Heavy item, circa 3.2 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WRITINGS OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU.

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1906. - Twenty volumes. Publisher's three quarter green crushed levant, raised bands, spines elaborately gilt extra, t.e.g., others rough-trimmed, silk ribbon markers. Plates, photographs, illustrations (some colored). Spines uniformly faded to medium brown, as are a few extremities, a few minor rubs, generic bookplate in each volume, otherwise a near fine set. The important "Manuscript Edition" of Thoreau's works, here in one of the publisher's deluxe bindings, adding an additional forty illustrations over and above the selection included in the standard clothbound sets. The photographs are by Herbert W. Gleason. One of 600 numbered sets (in addition to an unknown number of out of series sets), "signed" by the publisher, and containing in the first volume a leaf of autograph manuscript by Thoreau. In the present set, the leaf is filled, recto and verso, in ink, and bears a number of small corrections and insertions in pencil. The manuscript is a section of Thoreau's working draft toward the essay, "The Dispersion of Seeds," eventually published in book form in 1993 as part of Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings. The leaf corresponds to substantial sections of the text (but obviously with significant variation) beginning in the published version (p.85): "It is remarkable how commonly you see the thistledown sailing low over water, and quite across such ponds as Walden and Fair Haven .," and concluding, after authorial and then editorial interpolations of other text with "The outer part of the down of the upper seeds is gradually blown loose, while they are still retained by the ends of the middle portion, in loops attached to the core. Perchance at the tops of some more open and drier pods is already a little flock of these loosened seeds and down ." (p. 91). While it is not unusual to find mention of Walden Pond in leaves contained in the Manuscript Edition, those that do are traditionally cherished to a somewhat greater extent than those that don't. Volumes seven through twenty print for the first time the substantially complete portion of Thoreau's journal, edited by Bradford Torrey, and the selection of letters appearing in volume six is expanded over the previous edition. BORST B3. BAL 20145.

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        Autograph Letter

      - An autograph letter signed ‘Rudyard Kipling, to ‘The White Man at Kassala’. The Woolsack, Rosebank, Capetown, Apr. 3 1906. Letter amounts to three written pages on hand-addressed letterhead on a folded sheet which measures 197x153 mms unfolded. There is an associated hand-addressed envelope signed by Kipling with the name J. H. Grieve overlaid on a strip of paper; the envelope is a little worn with the corners nibbled. The White Man at Kassala turns out to be a J. H. Grieve as stipulated on the envelope. A clean example with just a couple of tiny marks. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Une Nuit au Luxembourg

      Parus, Mercure de France 1906 - Livre d'occasion In-12 (18,8 x 13,2 cm), demi-maroquin rose à coins à la bradel, dos lisse, titre doré, date en pied, non rogné, couv. et dos conservés (rel. signée Alfred Farez), 1 f. blanc, 206 pp., 4 ff. n. ch.(table, achevé d'imprimer, 2 ff. blancs). Condition : Édition originale. L'un des 15 ex. num. imprimés sur Hollande (après 3 ex. sur Japon). Exemplaire très bien établi par Alfred Farez. Couv. conservées lég. poussiéreuses. Provenance : Bibliothèque du Docteur Lucien-Graux (ex-libris). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Encyclopaedia Japonica: A Dictionary of Commerce *FIRST EDITION*

      Japan 1906 - A massive Japanese commercial reference from the early 1900s. Approximately 2,000 pages. Text primarily in Japanese, other than the 18-page bilingual (Japanese/English) index and an intriguing bilingual fold-out sample of various contemporary export documents. Two items laid inside front board include a double-sided bilingual glossary of commonly used trade terms and a wonderful 22" wide by 16" high colour map of the world with trade routes to/from Japan indicated in red. Most text on the map is Japanese with some place names in both English and Japanese. Please note that library name is stamped through the blank upper right corner of the map. Elaborately gilt-decorated backstrip with title in Japanese and English bears considerable wear but is still handsome and, dare we say, mysterious. Per a handwritten inscription inside the back board, this copy was presented to representatives of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo on 24 October, 1908 by Mr. Shonojo Moriyama, Proprietor of the Dobun_____. Edges adorned with partially-faded marbling. Usual library markings. Above-average wear. Binding intact. A marvelously unique item. Shipping weight 3.5kg/8lb. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pugilistica. The History of British Boxing

      Edinburgh: John Grant,, 1906. 3 volumes, octavo. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in half burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, cloth covered boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, With portraits and illustrations. Some light foxing to all volumes, mainly to margins and to edges, otherwise a sound set, in more than very good condition. First Edinburgh edition, succeeding the London edition of 1888. Includes detailed reports on the careers of legendary pugilists and accounts of their key fights.

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        Farbatlanten der Medizin. The Ciba Collection of Medical Illustrations: Farbatlanten der Medizin, Bd.6, Nervensystem von Frank H. Netter (Autor), Günter Krämer (Autor)Ernst Oppenheimer (Herausgeber) Eckehard Renner (Autor) Martin Stauch (Autor) John H jr Abel, Ralph D Alley, Marvin B Bacaner, Frank H Netter

      Stuttgart: Thieme. Hardcover. Good. 30,9 x 23,3 x 1,9 cm. Frank Henry Netter, geboren 1906 in Brooklyn. Studium der Medizin, 1933 Eröffnung einer chirurgischen Privatpraxis in New York, die er für seine künstlerischen Arbeiten nach einigen Jahren aufgab. Der Autor verstarb im September 1991. Einfach genial das Buch! Leider habe ich es erst kurz vor meinem 3.Staatsexamen entdeckt, aber trotzdem konnte ich in kurzer Zeit sehr viel aus ihm lernen und rekapitulieren! Ich kann nur jedem das Buch empfehlen, der Neurologie als Prüfungsfach hat oder jedem, der sich für Neurologie interessiert!....ein Ersatz für ein "richtiges" Lehrbuch ist es allerdings nicht,deshalb empfiehlt es sich zum Neuro- Buch. Farbatlanten der Medizin, Bd.6, Nervensystem II [Gebundene Ausgabe] Frank H. Netter (Autor), Günter Krämer (Autor) Ernst Oppenheimer (Herausgeber) Eckehard Renner (Autor) Martin Stauch (Autor) John H jr Abel, Ralph D Alley, Marvin B Bacaner, Frank H Netter Frank Henry Netter, geboren 1906 in Brooklyn. Studium der Medizin, 1933 Eröffnung einer chirurgischen Privatpraxis in New York, die er für seine künstlerischen Arbeiten nach einigen Jahren aufgab. Der Autor verstarb im September 1991. Einfach genial das Buch! Leider habe ich es erst kurz vor meinem 3.Staatsexamen entdeckt, aber trotzdem konnte ich in kurzer Zeit sehr viel aus ihm lernen und rekapitulieren! Ich kann nur jedem das Buch empfehlen, der Neurologie als Prüfungsfach hat oder jedem, der sich für Neurologie interessiert!....ein Ersatz für ein "richtiges" Lehrbuch ist es allerdings nicht,deshalb empfiehlt es sich zum Neuro- Buch. Farbatlanten der Medizin. The Ciba Collection of Medical IllustrationsFarbatlanten der Medizin, Bd.6, Nervensystem von Frank H. Netter (Autor), Günter Krämer (Autor) Ernst Oppenheimer (Herausgeber) Eckehard Renner (Autor) Martin Stauch (Autor) John H jr Abel, Ralph D Alley, Marvin B Bacaner, Frank H Netter

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        The First Century of English Porcelain

      London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd, 1906. 1 volume, small folio, title-page printed in red and black, numberous full page illustrations throughout in both color and B&W. Bound in full olive green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, spine panels, covers, and dentelles with numerous gilt decorated red morocco floral onlays, covers edges tooled in a pointele style, top edge gilt, others uncut, bound by Cross & Beckwith - Leicester, hinges fine, overall VERY GOOD.

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        Die Tapezierkunst

      Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin 1906 - Portfolio. Small Elephant Folio (19" x 13"). Illustrated title page and one text page, followed by 40 loose full-page plates, as issued. Original publisher's binding: 1/4 purple cloth over decorated gray paper covered boards. Most ties lacking. Work on decorative designs for window and interior draperies as well as total room designs including furniture and accessories. Modern style in the direction of Charles Rennie McIntosh (1868-1928). Some images ressemble the room setting installations in the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Hamburg. Magnificently illustrated with 40 color lithographs after water colors by Sauvage and Eckhart. Minor age wear to binding, with most of ties lacking. Minor edge wear to plates, sporadic foxing, mostly at outer perimeters, not affecting images. Title, text and captions in German. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Writings of Henry David Thoreau

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA 1906 - First edition thus, the "Manuscript Edition," 1/600 numbered sets, "signed" by the publisher and with a leaf of autograph manuscript by Thoreau bound in. 8vo. 20 volumes. Illustrated, photographs, plates, some colored, folding map of Concord in the final volume. 40 photographic frontispieces not included in the trade edition, twenty of which are colored; more than 100 photographic illustrations by Herbert W. Gleason. BAL 20145: "This edition contains [Thoreau's] entire Journal [the final 14 volumes of the set], which has only recently become available for publication." The manuscript leaf is a working draft toward the essay "Life Without Principle," later published in "A Yankee in Canada," 57 lines on both sides of a quarto sheet (inlaid and folded in binding), approximately 350 words, with at least three deletions and additions in ink and the entire second page crossed through, in part: "Knowledge does not come to us by details, but in flashes of light from heaven. Yes, every thought that passes through the mind helps to wear and tear it, and to deepen the ruts, which, as in the streets of Pompeii, evince how much it has been used. How many things there are concerning which we might well deliberate whether we had better know them, had better let their peddling-carts be driven, even at the slowest trot or walk, over that bridge of glorious span by which we trust to pass at last from the farthest brink of time to the nearest shore of eternity!" A substantial portion of this manuscript leaf appears not to have been used in the essay and we have been unable to determine whether it has been published; the finished version includes the manuscript changes as given here. Publisher's deluxe binding (most sets were issued in green buckram), green three-quarter crushed morocco, gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, spine elaborately gilt with title, rules, and floral ornaments between raised bands, t.e.g., other untrimmed, silk ribbon markers. One volume with a small white paint spot on the spine, spines uniformly sunned to a rich brown, a fine set. (2617) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE TALE OF JEREMY FISHER

      F. Warne & Co 1906 - First edition. 12mo. Green paper covered boards with white lettering and round pictorial onlay. In the original printed glassine dustwrapper. A fine, crisp copy in the publisher's printed glassine dustwrapper. The wrapper is in near fine condition, with just a small mark to upper cover and light wrinkling to the edges. Contents and endpapers illustrated in colour and in lovely clean condition. 27 colour plates, all lovely and bright. Very rare in the dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES ESSAIS. REPRODUCTION TYPOGRAPHIQUE DE L'EXEMPLAIRE ANNOTE PAR L'AUTEUR ET CONSERVE A LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE BORDEAUX AVEC UN AVERTISSEMENT ET UNE NOTICE DE M. ERNEST COURBET. 3 TOMES.

      PARIS - IMPRIMERIE NATIONALE 1906 - Oeuvre bien complète de ses trois volumes in-folio, broché, couverture rempliée et feuilles libres sous double emboîtage couleur crème un peu piqués, exemplaire N°435 - un des 500 sur vergé à la cuve (tirage limité à 600 ex. numérotés), non coupés, non ébarbés, pagination continue 496 pp. Très bon état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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 - The complete Puck in parts; FIRST APPEARANCE, preceeding the edition in book-form. Orinal 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fantasio, magazine gai

      Juven Felix 1906 - 19 volumes, in-4 (21 x 29 cm), fascicules reliés, demi-toiles vertes, reliures d'éditeur illustrés en rouge et vert pour les 10 premiers volumes, mais seul le titre figure sur les cartonnages des numéros suivants, pagination continue pour chacun des volumes, tête de série de cette revue satirique moins le n°3, soit environ 200 numéros de 1906 à 1925, nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs dans et hors texte par les meilleurs artistes de l'époque ; les couvertures d'origine n'ont malheureusement pas été conservées, reliures frottées et légèrement salies, mors et coiffes plus ou moins blanchis, quelques petits manques papiers et de menus chocs sur les coupes et les coins de certains volumes, manque important au coin de la couverture du volume 12, mais intérieurs frais, bel état d'ensemble. Collectif [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Right Way to Do Wrong: An Expose of Successful Criminals

      Harry Houdini, Boston 1906 - RARE FIRST PRINTING OF HARRY HOUDINI'S FIRST BOOK! Rebound in red wraps, with original front cover (trimmed) laid down. Housed in a custom black cloth slipcase and folding chemise. Several leaves have some nicks to margins, otherwise a clean solid copy, expertly restored. First Edition, First Printing Collectible [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Extensive archive concerning the founding and early administration of the Wolfskehl Prize

      1906-14 1906 - [Fermat, Pierre de (1601-65).] Wolfskehl Prize. Extensive archive consisting of 35 manuscript and 5 printed documents concerning the founding and early administration of the Prize, established by a bequest left by Paul Wolfskehl (1856-1906), to be awarded to the first person to solve Fermat's Last Theorem of 1637. Ca. 140pp. Göttingen and Darmstadt, 1906-14. Various sizes. Very good to fine. The documents include numerous signatures and signed statements of famous Göttingen mathematicians David Hilbert, Felix Klein, Hermann Minkowski, Carl Runge and Edmund Landau, among others (see list below for details). From the library of historian of physics Jagdish Mehra (1931-2008).The Original Mathematical-Scientific Archive Relating to the Most Celebrated Problem in Number Theory, Fermat's Last Theorem. The Wolfskehl Prize, intended for the first person to publish a complete proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, was established in 1907 by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences; it was awarded 90 years later to British mathematician Andrew Wiles, who published his proof in 1995. The worldwide fame of Fermat's Last Theorem in the last century is due in no small part to the Wolfskehl Prize; as Alf van der Poorten, author of Notes on Fermat's Last Theorem (1996), remarked, "It's the romance, and size, of this prize that gave the FLT its popularity and notoriety" (quoted in Barner, p. 1301).The story of Fermat's celebrated "Last Theorem" is among the most famous in the history of mathematics: Fermat owned a copy of the 1621 Arithmetica of Diophantus, edited by Claude Bachet, and was in the habit of noting his own number theory propositions in the margins of the book. In 1637 Fermat made a marginal note next to one of the problems put forth by Diophantus, stating, in essence, that equations of the form xn + yn = zn have no whole-number solutions when n is greater than 2. In his note Fermat stated that he had found a truly marvelous proof (demonstratio mirabilis), which would not fit into the narrow margin of the book. Fermat died in 1665 without revealing his proof, and today some scholars doubt that he actually achieved it. In 1670 Fermat's son published a second edition of Bachet's Diophantus that incorporated all of Fermat's marginal notes and propositions. Most of Fermat's propositions were proved during the 18th century, but the Last Theorem remained a stumbling block for succeeding generations of mathematicians, and by the early 19th century it had gained a reputation as perhaps the world's most baffling mathematical mystery. "Simple, elegant, and [seemingly] impossible to prove, Fermat's Last Theorem captured the imaginations of amateur and professional mathematicians for over three centuries. For some it became a wonderful passion. For others it was an obsession that led to deceit, intrigue, or insanity" (Aczel).Among the many mathematicians, professional and amateur, who came under the spell of the Last Theorem was Paul Wolfskehl, a Darmstadt physician from a wealthy family who took up the study of mathematics in the 1880s after he began exhibiting symptoms of multiple sclerosis. In January 1905, about a year and a half before his death, Wolfskehl altered his will to include a bequest of 100,000 gold marks to the Göttingen Academy of Sciences (Königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften) for the establishment of the Wolfskehl Prize, to be awarded to the first person either to solve Fermat's Last Theorem or to supply a valid counterexample. The bequest originally amounted to about $1.5 million in today's money, but was reduced by inflation and currency devaluation to $50,000, the amount that Wiles was awarded in 1997. Upon receiving notice of Wolfskehl's bequest, the Göttingen Academy appointed a commission, consisting of mathematicians Ernst Ehlers, David Hilbert, Felix Klein, Hermann Minkowski and Carl Runge, and began working on formulating the rules and conditions of the prize. The archive we are offering documents this process in detail, a [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      Hodder and Stoughton 1906 - First Edition, First Printing bound in rust colored cloth stamped in gold. A magnificent copy featuring 50 mounted color plates with tissue guards in rear of book. The boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Rackham books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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