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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: George Allen, 1906 Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Introduced by George Saintsbury. Later printing. Finely bound in ¾ crushed light brown Morocco, with five raised bands to the spine, ruling and spine lettering in gilt, all edges gilt. A fine copy, with a slight hint of wear to the extremities, former owner’s bookplate to the front pastedown, bright and fresh pages. A very attractive and pleasing copy. Austen’s second work, Pride and Prejudice, is her most famous and one of the most popular books ever written. The unforgettable story of the Bennet sisters quickly sold out of the first printing, and remains a beloved novel today over 200 years after its first publication. Austen was highly praised by Sir Walter Scott, among others, for her proficiency in describing human emotions and the complexity of relationships. Pride and Prejudice established Austen as one of the most relevant and important female writers of her time, and it’s popularity is a prime example of why she is so highly regarded even today. Indeed, in his introduction to this edition, noted critic George Saintsbury declares "unhesitatingly" that Pride and Prejudice is "the most perfect, the most characteristic, and the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works." This edition contains over 100 illustrations completed in Hugh Thomson's signature pen and ink style. Although it was first published almost a century after the first edition, it is cherished because the illustrations grasp the zeitgeist of the waning Victorian Era. After illustrating Pride and Prejudice, Thomson went on to create illustrations for the rest of Austen’s five novels: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), Northanger Abbey (1818) and Persuasion (1818).. Hard Cover. Fine. Illus. by Thomson, Hugh.

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        Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica: catalogue of important works, chiefly old and rare, on mathematics, astronomy, physics and chemistry, and kindred subjects [bound with] Bibliotheca Reuteriana Part VI....final supplement

      London: Henry Sotheran, 1906-1916.. 868 pp. (paged continuosly). 8vo. Plain paper outer wrappers, parts stitched for binding, but not yet bound with covers. First editions. These are the original 12 parts published from 1906 to 1916 (Catalogue Nos. 666, 672, 676, 682, 692, 702, 725, 734, 741, 750, 757, and 766) describing 17, 397 items. The first historical catalogue of science published in any country. Later published in an illustrated edition ("which will be issued on the victory of the allies" according to an advertisement) in 1921, subsequently reprinted and expanded. Scarce in original parts. OCLC shows no complete copies. Cornell and Univ. of Illinois have incomplete copies, lacking part 12 and part 2 respectively. Copac and other European Libraries show no copies in parts. Parts 2/3 and 4/5 stitched out of order, wrappers quite fragile, a few detached, three heavily torn or chipped, but most pieces present, two with faint library stamp on front wrapper, plain wrappers front and rear creased, contents of each issue unmarked and quite clean with only the odd tear.

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        The Balance of Power

      The Outing Publishing Company, New York 1906 - Folded and gathered sheets in unprinted wrappers. Illustrated by Otto Toaspern. "X" cancellation marks on the wraps, a very good copy. Printed on wove paper, the eventual published edition was printed on laid paper. Romance novel featuring several American archetypes. Probably unique in this format. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pugilistica: The History of British Boxing (Three Volumes Complete)

      Edinburgh : John Grant . Good . 1906 . . Hardback . .

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        Pugilistica: Being One Hundred and Forty-Four Years of The History of British Boxing . .. The only Complete and Chronological History of the Prize Ring

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1906. (BOXING) 3 vols., 8vo. Illustrated with numerous woodcut portraits. Original brown cloth, spine and upper boards with gilt pictorial vignettes, titled in black. Vol. I rebacked preserving original spine. Endpapers a bit toned, small stamp of Dr. R. Hall, Belfast, on title-pages and his signatures on front fly leaves. Very good. Hartley 1365 . A standard work, abundantly illustrated

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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      London: Macmillan and Company, 1906. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. This is a superlative, collector-grade, uncut and unread British first edition set of Winston Churchill's biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill. This was Winston Churchill's first biographic work, concentrating heavily on his father's career in Parliament after 1880. Originally published in 1906, it was well received as both a frank portrayal of the subject and a showcase for Winston's literary talent. At the time, the young Winston Churchill had recently quit his father's Conservative Party to become a Liberal, was in his early 30s, and still saw himself in the shadow of his once-influential father. The first edition is aesthetically pleasing, featuring deep red cloth, untrimmed page edges, gilt stamping, and the family coat of arms on the front covers. However, the red cloth binding of this edition proved quite susceptible to fading and wear. Offered here is the British first edition, only printing, a collector grade, uncut and unread, near-fine+ set. Both the binding and contents of this set are noteworthy. The red cloth bindings are clean, square, and tight, retaining beautifully rounded spines and bright spine gilt. There is no fading or color shift on the spines, which retain uniform color with no color shift between the covers and spine. A trivial hint of wear is confined to the corners and spine ends of the truly outstanding bindings. The volumes are clearly unread; the pages of Volume I are uncut after page 60 and uncut after the table of contents in Volume II. There are no inscriptions or book plates. The contents are exceedingly bright and crisp and the untrimmed page edges are free of soiling. The only flaw that marks this set is spotting to the untrimmed page edges of both volumes. This is a truly virgin set and about as good as it gets for collectors. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.1, Woods/ICS A8(a), Langworth p.69.

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        The Integrative Action of the Nervous System

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. First edition. Hardcover. Good. FIRST EDITION, 1906. Good. Rebound in blue cloth, original gilt label laid down. Stamp and blind-stamp to title page. Text block shows light brown tidemarking on the lower corner throughout. Index pages are chipped and have a few small pen-marks. xvi + 411pp. PMM 397, Garrison-Morton 1432. D

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        LOAVES AND FISHES

      London: Methuen & Co.,. [1906]. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed, fore edge rough-trimmed.. Several faint tiny stains to front cover and spine panel, spine panel. just a bit soiled, a bright, very good copy. An uncommon book.. (#130233). First edition. A mixed collection of twenty-two stories including criminous and supernatural tales. Includes the delicately macabre "A Ghost- Child" and "Poor Lucy Rivers," in which Capes steers a fine line between pathos and sentimentality with consummate skill. "'A Ghost-Child' has an excellent macabre touch that is surprising for a work of its period, what with cultural tabus about conception and childbirth." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 344. Among Capes' best collections of short fiction. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-45. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 70. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 132. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 131.

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        Bibliotheca Chemica: A Catalogue of the Alchemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical books in the collection of the late James YOUNG of Kelly and Durris,

      Glascow,: James Maclehose & Sons,, 1906.. 2 volumes, xxi, 487; (iv), 598 pp. 4to (21 x 27,5 cm.). Original buckram (partly stained or soiled ; end-papers with scattered foxing), entirely uncut. With 2 portraits, titles printed in red and black. ¶ The scarce original edition. Finely printed in a very limited edition (probably less than 250 copies) on fine handmade paper, for private distributions by his family, in accordance with the instructions of the late James Young. This copy was dedicated to Arnold Fleming F.C.S. The "Bibliotheca Chemica" consists of detailed descriptions and includes numerous copious biographical notes and extensive references pertaining to the sources, and is one of the most important works on the subject. The work was several times reprinted in a reduced format.

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        The writings

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin and Co. [at the Riverside Press]. 1906. "Manuscript Edition, limited to 600 sets signed by the publisher in vol. I, (this is set no. 339); 20 volumes, 8vo, 3 portraits of Thoreau, folding map, 101 photographic illustrations by Herbert W. Gleason, plus an additional 40 photographic plates which serve as frontispieces to this leather-bound issue (not in the cloth-bound copies), 20 of which are hand- colored; publisher's uncommon three-quarter red morocco, gilt-decorated spines, t.e.g.; fine, bright set with no fading. The red morocco binding is uncommon; sets in leather usually appear in green or brown morocco; the usual binding is green buckram with printed labels on the spines. & & The celebrated Manuscript Edition of Thoreau's writings, with the five principal works, other essays, miscellaneous pieces, poems, one volume of letters (edited by F. B. Sanborn), and 15 volumes of Thoreau's Journal (edited by Bradford Torrey).& & The manuscript leaf in this volume, approximately 175 words, is from Excursions, A Yankee in Canada, chapter four, ""The Walls of Quebec"" (pages 69-70, this edition), which Emerson edited for publication in 1863. This leaf contains about a half dozen interlinear editorial corrections in pencil which possibly may be in Emerson's hand.& & Thoreau writes: [The comparative wealth of the Church in this country was] ""apparent; for in this village we did not see one good house besides. They were all humble cottages; and yet this appeared to me a more imposing structure than any church in Boston. But I am no judge of these things. Reentering Quebec through St. John's Gate, we took a caleche in Market Square for the Falls of the Chaudiere, about nine miles south- west of the city, for which we were to pay so much, beside forty sous for tolls. The driver, as usual, spoke French only. The number of these vehicles is very great for so small a town. They are like one of our chaises that has lost its top, only stouter and longer in the body, with a seat for the driver where the dasher is with us, and broad leather ears on each side to protect the riders from the wheel and keep children from falling out. They had"" [an easy jaunting & look...].& & Allen p. 52; BAL 20145; Borst B3. BAL notes that vol. I-V are reprints, but vols. VI-XX contain new material by Thoreau, and represent the first complete edition of the Journals."

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        The Achenese

      Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1906. translated by A.W.S. O'Sullivan, 2 vols, pp. 439 + 384 with index and fold-out map, bound in a single volume. Rare period English translation of this historically important work. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      London: Macmillan and Company, 1906. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. This is a superlative, collector-grade, uncut and unread British first edition set of Winston Churchill's biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill. This was Winston Churchill's first biographic work, concentrating heavily on his father's career in Parliament after 1880. Originally published in 1906, it was well received as both a frank portrayal of the subject and a showcase for Winston's literary talent. At the time, the young Winston Churchill had recently quit his father's Conservative Party to become a Liberal, was in his early 30s, and still saw himself in the shadow of his once-influential father. The first edition is aesthetically pleasing, featuring deep red cloth, untrimmed page edges, gilt stamping, and the family coat of arms on the front covers. However, the red cloth binding of this edition proved quite susceptible to fading and wear. Offered here is the British first edition, only printing, a collector grade, uncut and unread, near-fine+ set. Both the binding and contents of this set are noteworthy. The red cloth bindings are clean, square, and tight, retaining beautifully rounded spines and bright spine gilt. There is no fading or color shift on the spines, which retain uniform color with no color shift between the covers and spine. A trivial hint of wear is confined to the corners and spine ends of the truly outstanding bindings. The volumes are clearly unread; the pages of Volume I are uncut after page 60 and uncut after the table of contents in Volume II. There are no inscriptions or book plates. The contents are exceedingly bright and crisp and the untrimmed page edges are free of soiling. The only flaw that marks this set is spotting to the untrimmed page edges of both volumes. This is a truly virgin set and about as good as it gets for collectors. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.1, Woods/ICS A8(a), Langworth p.69.

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        LADY BALTIMORE Inscribed to John Philip Sousa

      New York: MacMillan & Company, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Light rubbing. Near Fine. Decorated cloth with thirteen full-page illustrations by Vernon Howe Bailey and Lester Ralph. Author of THE VIRGINIAN, the classic novel of the West that helped to create the idealized perception of the cowboy's life and that influenced countless authors of westerns, Wister graduated from Harvard with highest honors in music. He advanced his studies in music in Paris where he was encouraged by Franz Liszt. While Wister never pursued a career in music, his studies in that field certainly brought him into contact with prominent musicians and composers. This book reflects Wister's interest and wide range of contacts as he has INSCRIBED and SIGNED it to John Philip Sousa in May 1907 on the verso of the frontispiece. Slight blurring to the date but a clear, fine inscription from a truly American writer to a like composer.

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        The Achehnese.

      Leyden E J Brill & London Luzac & Co Two Volumes 1906 - 4to. xxi, 439pp, 384pp. Two coloured folding maps and a folding plate to volume one, plus photo frontispieces to both volumes and numerous other photo plates within the text. Recently rebound in dark green cloth with original spines onlaid. Some pencil annotations to text otherwise a very good set of this scarce ethnological history. South East Asian and Dutch interest. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1906. The spines evenly faded to brown, some scuffing to outer corners else fine with a beautiful shelf appearance. MISSING most of the hand-colored frontispieces. Large paper edition limited to 650 copies Six volumes in imperial octavo. Illustrated with numerous plates, mainly on Japan vellum, the frontispieces in two states, one set colored by hand. Bound in 3/4 green crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with a series of repeating designs in gilt in the panels

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        White Fang [With Cheque Signed by Jack London]

      New York: the MacMillan Company 1906, 1st Edition. () viii, 327, [4] publisher's ads. Very good. 12mo. Original blue-ish green publisher's cloth with gilt titles to spine and titles and decoration of a wolf to front board. Very light shelfwear and bumping to boards. A few light chips in the cloth at the head of spine. Light rubbing to wolf scene on front board. Internally tight and clean with one marginal tear, archivally repaired. Laid in is a Bank of Hawaii cheque signed by Jack London. The first edition of London's classic tale of a wolf-dog hybrid's domestication in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. This copy, like most, has the title page tipped in on a cancel; the precedence and existence of the integral title page seems to be an unresolved issue (Sissons and Martens 30). Included with the book is a Bank of Hawaii cheque for $8 signed by London. The cancelled cheque has two ink stamps on the verso, one on the recto, and a two closed tears (an additional cancel). An attractive copy of the first edition..

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        Lettres à sa Nièce Caroline.

      Paris, Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1906. - in-12. (1f.blanc). 3ff. 523pp. Demi-maroquin vert à coins, tête dorée, couverture imprimée conservée (Lortic). Edition Originale posthume de la correspondance de Flaubert avec sa nièce Caroline Franklin Grout qui prit l'initiative de les publier, un peu plus de 25 ans après la mort de son oncle. L'un des 25 exemplaires sur papier de hollande. Très bel exemplaire, non rogné et soigneusement relié par Lortic (dos un peu insolé). Cartert, Le Trésor du Bibliophile Romantique et Moderne, I, 272. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lord Randolph Churchill, inscribed and dated by Winston Churchill to his best man before publication

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1906. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This is the first edition of Churchill's biography of his father, inscribed on the day before publication to Churchill's lifelong friend, confidante, and best man at his wedding, Hugh Cecil. The unusually personal inscription inked in black in four lines on the Volume I ffep reads: "Linky / from / Winston S.C / 1 January 1906." The ink is mildly age-toned, but remains quite distinct with no discernable age-spreading. The inscription page remains clean and bright. The books retain square and tight original bindings with sharp corners and nicely rounded spines. There is minor wear at the spine ends, sunning and minor staining of the spines, and a few paint spots on the Volume II covers. The contents are clean, bright, and complete. Spotting in both volumes is mild and primarily confined to the prelims and the untrimmed page edges. Lord Hugh Richard Heathcote Gascoyne Cecil (1869-1956) - "Linky" to friends - was son of the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury. He was a Conservative MP from 1895 to 1937, then Provost of Eton College Oxford until 1944. He was best man at Churchill's wedding in 1908 and - at Winston's invitation - became Baron Quickswood in 1941. As a leader of the eponymous "Hughligans" Linky strongly influenced Churchill's early Parliamentary career. This dissident group of clever, young, and ambitious Conservative back bench MPs ceaselessly, stridently, and often effectively opposed Tory leadership. Winston labored over his father's biography from 1902-1905, a time Winston began as a dissident Tory (as his father had been) and ended as a turncoat Liberal. This work was fitting to inscribe to Linky. Both men began political careers preceded by famous fathers. But Linky's father was a living presence, Winston's a dead weight. Lord Randolph, a fiery and erratic Tory, infamously died young, politically defeated and disgraced. Lord Salisbury was a Tory mainstay, member of the House of Lords, and thrice Prime Minister, his last premiership coinciding with Linky's election to Parliament. Linky remained faithful to the Tory party, if not to its policy and leadership. Linky spent more than 40 continuous years as a conservative MP, opposing Tory orthodoxy, but with less edge, angst, urgency, and ambition than Winston. Over 40 tumultuous years from his first election to his first premiership, Winston would successively represent, oppose, loathe, reject, rejoin, fiercely criticize, and finally lead the Conservative Party. As early as 1901 Churchill considered leaving the Party and confided in Linky. On 28 December 1901, Linky wrote admonishing Winston - gently - both to wait and to modulate the tone of his criticism. When Winston's decision became irrevocable he wrote a long, remarkably candid explanation to Linky: "To go on like this wavering between opposite courses, feigning friendship to a party where no friendship exists, & loyalty to leaders whose downfall is desired, sickens me." (Letter of 24 October 1903) After Winston became a Liberal in 1904 - even after Churchill rejoined the Conservatives in 1924 - Linky and Winston sometimes bitterly disagreed on issues. Nonetheless, their friendship withstood time and politics. In August 1908 Linky quickly agreed to be Churchill's best man. Over the years, Churchill repeatedly wrote to Linky with revealing nostalgia, humor, and candor, notably when Churchill lost his premiership in the General Election of 1945, when his brother Jack died in 1947, and when Churchill turned 80 and wrote to Linky - 5 years Churchill's senior - "I have had both harmony and discord rolling over each other inside my octogenarian nut" (Letter of 8 December 1954) In December 1940, nearly 35 years after Churchill inscribed these books, Churchill wrote to Linky offering a barony, with humor and good natured teasing testifying that a close association endured. Linky lived to see the end of Winston's second premiership. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.1, Woods/ICS A8(a), Langworth p.69.

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        The Voyage of the "Scotia": Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration in Antarctic Seas

      Edinburgh and London : William Blackwood and Sons . Very Good . 1906 . First Edition . Hardback . .

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        GENJI BURI Ge

      1906. Good. [DESIGN] SHIMOMURA Tamahiro. GENJI BURI Ge. Kyoto, Unsodo, Meiji 39 [1906] Orihon folding album with paper over boards, printed paper title label. 33.2 X 24 cm. 18 beautifully printed double page color woodcuts with metallic inks and overprinting. Lists Honda Ichijiro, Yamada Naosaburo's older brother, as the publisher's representative - perhaps a hybrid work done soon after Honda's Unkindo failed and was absorbed into Yamada's Unsodo. The cover paper is torn, the rear cover paper missing, but the prints are large and lovely designs in good shape. The final volume of a set of either two or three, though it would probably be 3 volumes since there were 54 chapters in the Genji tale.

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        BOTANICHESKY ATLAS ("Botanical Atlas")

      St. Petersburg: Devrien, 1906. Text in Russian. Third Edition completely revised and substantially enlarged of the Botanical Atlas. Large 4to (11-1/2" x 8-1/2") half-leather decorated to front and spine, marbled edges. 7, V, XLVIII, 354 pp., 813 text illustrations, 88 plates in color. [Rare, especially in such condition] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. Enlarged. HB.

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        Prince Silverwings and Other Fairy Tales by Edith Ogden Harrison

      A. C. McClurg & Co. Hardcover. Good. No dust jacket as issued. minor shelf wear, clean text, some bumping and rubbing to corners of cover as is to be expected with a 99 year old book, front hinge cracking slightly but holding fine, o/w a nice copy 123 p. Includes illustrations. 8vo, gorgeous decorated green cloth over boards, silver gilt lettering on spine and cover, can't tell if this used to be blue and has turned green or if it used to be green and is turning blue due to sunfading...many color p. A beautiful addition to the collector's library! Very scarce in this condition, most copies have been torn to shreds. . Good. 1906.

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        The Jungle

      Jungle Publishing Company, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: The Jungle Publishing Co., 1906: True First Edition, First Printing, First State, with the "Sustainers Edition" label on front paste down, one of only five-thousand copies first printed as such. with "February 1906" on the copyright page, with no statement of subsequent printings. First state with unbroken type on the third "1" on the copyright page. This book is in about VG condition. Exposed front hinge, rear hinge starting. Name of previous owner on front free end paper. Stamps from the Women's Socialist Union on half title pages and on a few pages throughout. Exterior shows edge wear, rubbing to stamping, light scuffing. Side of page block shows light wear. Lean to spine. Rare with Sustainers Label present.

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        The History of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Complete in four volumes)

      John Grant, Edinburgh 1906 - This limited, Edition-de-Luxe is signed by the publisher on the half-titles page verso. This is number 26 of 100 copies and was printed with a duplicate set of plates on Japanese Vellum. These four books are clean, tight, square and internally unmarked, but there is a 1955, gift inscription of the ffep of volume I. The corners are mildly bumped and there is light surface soil. They have 445,484, 512, 508 pages with scattered light foxing and rubbed deckle edges illustrated with black & white plates bound in yellow/orange cloth covered boards with titles on paste downs on the spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Township of Guelph, Ontario

      Rolph and Clark, Toronto 1906 - 25.5" x 16 3/8". Grey colouring. Includes owners' names for most acreages outside the city of Guelph. Map of Village of Hartfield (where Fergus Road meets Woolwich Road) in upper left corner, Date lightly handwritten in pencil (twice). 5" opening near left side of bottom edge is barely visible. A wonderful historical and genealogical reference ideally suited to framing and displaying in home or office. Please note that our photo shows only the left half of the map.

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        The Illustrated Chambers's Encyclopaedia. A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge. Complete in Ten Volumes

      London - William & Robert Chambers, 1906 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extensive early twentieth century encyclopaedia from Chambers, with numerous colour illustrations, all in decorative uniformmorocco bindings. Complete in Ten Volumes. Condition: In uniform half morocco bindings. Externally, some rubbing, with light speckled water stains to the boards. The hinges have been reinforced, to match the bindings. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright, with the occasional spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        COULEURS & COULISSES Par DE LORQUES.

      - Très rare exemplaire. AUTEUR: PREFACE DE FRANCIS DE CRUISSET. TITRE: COULEURS & COULISSES Par DE LORQUES. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Circa 1906. Edition Originale probable. COLLATION: 3 pages de texte (Préface) + 24 PLANCHES. FORMAT: In-folio (51.5 x 35 cm) RELIURE: En feuilles, sous chemise porte-folio en demi-percaline. Plat supérieur orné d'une composition en couleurs. ILLUSTRATIONS: 24 PLANCHES (Dont 2 doubles planches) caricaturant le monde du spectacle théâtrale. ETAT: Traces au niveau de la chemise porte-folio. Déchirures d'1 cm en bordure de deux planches. Infimes rousseurs isolées ou très éparses sur les planches. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Henri Daniel Casimir Paul Thouroude, dit Daniel de Losques, né le 10 mars 1880 à Saint-Lô et tué en combat aérien au-dessus d?Harbouey le 9 août 1915, est un dessinateur français. Thouroude fit d?abord des études de droit à Caen avant de s?inscrire à l?Académie Julian. Il fit ses débuts au Figaro, puis travailla ensuite aussi pour l'Aurore, Fantasio, Je sais tout, le Matin, le Rire, le Monde illustré, Paris illustré, le Théâtre sur des sujets de théâtre. En 1910, il fonda l?atelier Losques, une imprimerie produisant essentiellement des affiches. Servant au cours de la Première Guerre mondiale il fut tué au cours d?un combat aérien le 9 août 1915, à bord d'un avion Voisin de l'escadrille V-110 attaqué par un Aviatik. Il y a deux morts : le pilote, sous-lieutenant Lemoine et le bombardier, sergent Thouroude, vrai nom du dessinateur de Losques. POIDS: 1.7 Kg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1906.. 1st edn. Tall 8vo. Original gilt decorated red buckram cloth (recently rebacked with original backstrip neatly relaid - a bright VG copy). Pp. xii + 125, illus with 50 tipped-in coloured plates as frontispiece and at rear with captioned tissue-guards, b&w drawings in text and decorative endpapers (previous owner's small bookplate on front paste-down; no inscriptions). .

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        CORRISPONDENZA AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA DIRETTA ALL'AMICO GIOVANNI MASCIA. COMPRESA TRA IL 27 NOVEMBRE ED IL 13 DICEMBRE 1906.

      Autografo. CARUSO Enrico. 1873-1921. L?insuperato tenore, i suoi trionfi hanno segnato un?epoca. Corrispondenza autografa firmata diretta all?amico Giovanni Mascia e compresa tra il 27 Novembre ed il 13 Dicembre 1906. Quattro lettere in 8vo (cm.23x15 ciascuna) per complessive dieci facciate su carta intestata Hotel Savoy New York, una con busta e bolli passati per la posta. Soggiornava Caruso nel famoso hotel di fronte al Central Park in attesa del debutto al Metropolitan con la Boheme, debutto che poi avvenne il 28 Novembre 1906, e nei momenti di pausa tra le prove era solito passeggiare nel Parco fino al Monkey House. Qui, vicino la gabbia delle scimmie, fu accusato dal tal Mrs. Graham di palpeggiamenti al fondo schiena. Immediatamente arrestato dall'agente Caine, Caruso fu trattenuto nella prigione del 67mo distretto. Da qui fu liberato dall'amico Conried che pagò la cauzione. Al sommario e farraginoso processo ??la Polizia la quale si è costituita parte civile contro di me in mancanza della donna accusatrice. Adesso tutto è andato bene e fra otto giorni sarò certamente assolto dalla condanna di 50 franchi avuta?? scrive nella lettera del 27 Novembre. Il giorno successivo alla prima della Boheme Caruso si presentò di spalle al pubblico, ma al Metropolitan vi fu un?ovazione straordinaria al suo apparire. Ne fu contento tanto che il 4 Dicembre in una risposta a Mascia ?? il mio debutto fu splendido e felice? anche se? sono un poco nervoso perchè questa? di voce mia ne fa di tutti i colori?. Dopo una settimana di trionfali rappresentazioni Caruso il 13 Dicembre confida le sue preoccupazioni ??la mia voce non è come dovrebbe essere??. Ma il suo scherzoso carattere napoletano non si lascia abbattere ne? da problemi di salute ne? da problemi giudiziari: a Mascia risentito per un ruolo poco gratificante il 29 Dicembre risponde ??da oggi ti darò il titolo che ti spetta Presidente Fondatore??. Sbollita la rabbia e l?ansia della disavventura allo zoo più pacatamente comunica ??intanto me lo ànno (sic) messo in corridoio anche in Appello avendo confermato la sentenza dei 10 dollari??. Fu forse la violenta campagna contro l?eccessiva immigrazione italiana la causa di questo sensazionale avvenimento: il poliziotto Caine fu radiato ed il Commissario Mathot allontanato dal distretto. Ma per Enrico Caruso fu un esperienza traumatica, egli ricordò per sempre questo incidente. 1 immagine allegata.

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        Boswell's Life of Johnson [Samuel Johnson]

      London: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd. 1906. Small 8vo.. H Half Calf. Fine. 6 volumes. Bound in an attractive tan calf by Ramage. Top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. A very attractive set with extra filt to the spines, and a small olive green volume number label to each volume.

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