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        Le canal de Suez : I historique administratif et actes constitutifs de la compagnie II : Description des travaux de premier établissement (album de 40 grandes planches dépliantes)

      H. Dunod 1906 In-4° broché, couverture imprimée originale, 40 très grandes planches dépliantes. Elles sont toutes sur 4 feuillets. Petites morsures de papier sur le premier plat au bord latéral. Sinon magnifique exemplaire exempt de rousseurs en parfaite condition

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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        The Life of Benvenuto Cellini

      Brentano New York: Brentano. hardcover. fine. Ed. by John Addington Symonds. Illus., tisssue guards, 2 vols., exquisitely bound in emerald morocco, fleur-de-lys pattern on spine. New York, Brentano, (1906). Fine.

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        FLEET FACT BOOK. "Not for Publication"

      (n. p.):. (n. d.).. 7-3/4" x 5". Ca 1906 - 1910. 17 leaves: 5 of text, printed recto only.. Custom full-black leather with elaborate gilt stamping, with the UK's Royal Coat of Arms gilt stamped to the front board & the Admiralty Seal device gilt stamped to the rear board. Gilt dentelles with silk moire eps. AEG.. Modest extremity wear. Spine leather a bit dull, and the boards. splay slightly. Gutter break prior to last leaf. Still, a VG copy. of an uncommon item.. The volume segregated into 4 sections: The "Dreadnaught" (2 text pages & 1 photographic image), Submarines (1 text page & 5 photographic images), Torpedo Boat Destroyers (1 text page & 2 photographic images) & The Fleet / Dreadnaught Types (1 text page summarizing the fleet strength, including ship types/numbers & 5 color postcard-type images of divers dreadnaught types). In short, a custom 'primer' for the Royal English Navy, ca 1910, with all indications the book created for the use of a senior Naval official, or senior political figure associated with the Royal Navy. . 12 leaves with tipped-in images (8 photographs & 5 color postcard-type images).

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        A California Judge Tells His Kentucky Relatives About The Massive Earthquake: ?We Have All Been Living In A State Of Uncertainty?A Cessation Of Judicial Business For Forty Five Days Has Left The Trial Courts With Congested Dockets?My Daughter Ethel Was At Stanford University?It Suffered A Loss Of About $4,000,000 In The Destruction And Injury Of Many Fine Buildings. Two Lives Were Lost One Being That Of A Student?San Francisco Will Be Rebuilt Because Of Its Almost Matchless Harbor?

      ALS. 2pg. 8 ½? x 11?. June 7, 1906. Visalia, California. An autograph letter signed ?W.B. Wallace? on ?Superior Court Chambers? letterhead. He wrote to Mrs. Wallace M. Bartlett of Louisville, Kentucky: ?You must pardon me for the long delay in answering your letter reminding me of my promise to visit my Kentucky kinsmen this year. Since April 18th a day of disaster in this state all plans for the present year had to be re-formed and in many cases abandoned. We have all been living in a state of uncertainty. Every day since April 18th up to last Monday has been a legal holiday. It became necessary for the Governor to declare successive holidays in order that the banks throughout the state could arrange to safely resume business and that the Legislature might be convened in extra session and enact some new laws necessary to protect property rights suddenly imperiled by the great calamity that befell San Francisco and other near by places on that date. A cessation of judicial business for forty five days has left the trial courts with congested dockets rendering it necessary for most of the judges to continue holding court during the usual summer period for vacation. Unhappily I find myself in this situation and I will be unable to leave the state during his year...Fortunately none of us were injured by the great earthquake. The shock here was slight and no property was injured. My daughter Ethel was at Stanford University when it occurred. The University is about sixty miles from San Francisco. It suffered a loss of about $4,000,000 in the destruction and injury of many fine buildings. Two lives were lost one being that of a student and six other students were quite badly injured. Communication with the outside world was immediately interrupted and it was several days before we could get direct news from Ethel. She was not injured though when the shock occurred near 5 o'clock in the morning she and her companions thought the world was coming to an end when the furniture was being tossed about the room and she could see the fine structures of the university falling into shapeless masses of stone. It will be some time for our State to fully recover from the effects of so great a calamity but San Francisco will be rebuilt because of its almost matchless harbor and because it was proven that modern steel structures can stand uninjured after such an earthquake. To many of us who have known that city almost all of our lives it will not probably be the San Francisco of which we were so proud. The loss resulting from the earthquake there has been estimated at not more than $70,000,000 but the great fire with no water to stay its progress, increased the loss to thirty times that...?. The letter has mailing folds and comes with the original mailing envelope. A fine letter in the aftermath of the famous earthquake.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        Manuale per l'orefice. Metalli - Utensili - Pietre - Ricettario - Valute e monete - Tariffe doganali - Marchio dell'oreficieria. Seconda edizione del Gioielleria Oreficeria di E.B. a cura di Filippo Boselli.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1906, 16mo leg. orig. t.tela in oro (qualche macchia) pp. XI-370 con fig. n.t. + pp. 64 "Elenco 900 manuali"

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        The Taku Girl with a Bad Eye [Original B / W Photograph].

      Case & Draper, Juneau, Alaska - [circa 1906]. () Good to very good. 15.75 X 12.75 inches. Original black and white photograph. A few small imperfections and 4" tear coming from right side that has been expertly repaired else in beautiful condition. In large wooden frame with gilt inner border. Off white matting. A beautiful portrait with title beneath. A portrait of a Taku girl showing her upper torso view. She is draped in a fur blanket and wearing a fierce headdress. The girl is adorned with many necklaces and a ring in her nose. the W.H. Case and H.H. Draper photography studios opened in 1898, in a small tent in Skagway, Alaska. The partners later moved their business to a two-story building on Broadway near 4th Avenue, where they also sold curios, photographic supplies, Alaska Native handicrafts and game specimens. By 1907, the partnership between Case and Draper had been mutually dissolved; Draper kept the Skagway shop while Case opened a new store in Juneau (Alaska). Case and Draper were best known for their portraits and photographs of the life and customs of the Tlingit Indians, early Skagway and the Gold Rush of 1898. Their views were reproduced in a variety of Alaskan books, including the Soapy Smith Tragedy, and on postcards and White Pass &Yukon Railway souvenir playing cards. Collection includes views of southeast Alaska, portraits, and Tlingit Indians, 1898-1920. the Taku are an Alaskan Native people that lived along the northwestern coast of North America, in the area that is now the Alexander Archipelago of Alaska, and on the lower basin of the Taku River of the adjoining British Columbia mainland above that river's mouth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Gueux".

      1906 - Eau-forte en couleurs au repérage tirée à 60 ex. (N° 32), signée dans la plaque, signée au crayon sous le trait carré, titrée et numérotée sous le coup de plaque, (ca 1906) , 22.1 x 24.1 cm. Un vagabond au pantalon rapiécé et aux semelles percées dîne chichement de pain et de vin sur le bord de la route. Inf. rognures et saliss. aux marges. Oeuvre originale

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        One Hundred Carpet Designs from Various Parts of India

      London: Journal of Indian Art. Very Good; 14.5 x 11 Hardback in Very Good condition. Rebound in blue . buckram. Water stain on four pages not affecting text or plates.. 1906. Hardcover. Illustrated by 18 color plates 82 black and white; GWO 1827. Uncommon. O'Bannon calls it, "One of the great rug books." Examples include 16th-19th century rugs from Afghanistan, Mughal India and East Turkestan Carpets. Shows a fabulous 10"x29" foldout color plate of the Girdler Carpet from 1634. The "Yarkand" examples (1 color, 15 black and white) are especially notable.; 5; 212 pp. .

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        Faust: A Drama

      London: Routledge, 1906. hardcover. near fine. James, Gilbert. Translated by Anna Swanwick. Frontispiece and other illustrations by Gilbert James. Title page printed in red & black. 142pp. Thin 8vo, beautifully bound by Riviere in full blue straight-grained morocco; ornate gilt-stamped covers and spine with burgundy leather label; inner and outer dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1906. Handsome edition, printed throughout on imitation vellum paper.

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        The Story of Miss Moppet

      London & New York: Frederick Warne, 1906. All points as called for in Quimby (11) and Lindner (p 426). 4 7/16" x 3 5/8". Grey cloth wallet with cat pictorial on flap. 14 cloth-backed accordian-folded color illustations. Rear cover reads "London & New York." (The later American edition reads "New York & London.") Sound binding; folds and tab are in nice shape. Light wear and soiling; two faint dampstains on the reverse of the last illustration's cloth backing. . First Edition. Panorama Wallet. 1300. Illus. by Potter, Beatrix.

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        The Amazing Bushman

      Walter Battiss (1906 ? 1982) was a South African artist known for woodcuts and oil paintings.  Battiss was born in Somerset East, situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa.  His interest in archaeology and rock art began after his family moved to Koffiefontein in 1917, and it remained one of the main influences throughout his life.  In 1939 Battiss published his first book, 'The Amazing Bushman', which portrays and discusses rock art treasury at Zastron in the Free State.  Here is a remarkably beautiful production of this book, No. 177 of 200 copies, inscribed by the author thus: "Presented to be disposed of for funds for the Discover's Memorial Hospital".  Dated and signed by the author: Pretoria 28 June 1941.  There are 35 pages of illustrated text bound in beautiful illustrated heavy paper wraps with an accompanying "Special Portfolio of Reproductions" which comprises 33 loose plates, each pasted on light brown paper numbered and with explanatory typed text.  All housed in what looks to be an original protective envelope which is tattered, but has served its purpose, protecting the book and illustrations within.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (from 'The Little White Bird')

      New York: Scribner, 1906. First. hardcover. near fine. Rackham, Arthur. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 50 color plates, mounted on heavy stock and each with a lettered tissue guard. xiv + 126pp of text. Short thick 4to, original green cloth with gilt-stamped pictorial cover and spine (very lightly worn at edges). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. First American edition. Neat contemporary ownership signature on front endpaper; frontispiece plate has a crease at lower corner and one other plate has a tiny chip in upper corner, otherwise a near fine bright copy.

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        The Life of Benvenuto Cellini.

      Brentano, New York - Ed. by John Addington Symonds. Illus., tisssue guards, 2 vols., exquisitely bound in emerald morocco, fleur-de-lys pattern on spine. New York, Brentano, (1906). Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inter-Temporary Values : or the Distribution of the Produce in Time / by James C. Smith

      London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru¨bner, & Co. , Ltd., 1906. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 136p : illus. , charts (1 fold. ) , tabs ; 22cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Subject: Money. Value. Appendixes: A. Coinage Act, 1870.--B. [Miscellaneous charts]--C. Wholesale and retail prices. --D. The double monetary unit. --E. Inter-temporary value. Publisher's gilt-blocked brown cloth, very good. RARE ASSOCIATION COPY; Signed, inscribed and dated by the author to 'His Most Excellent Majesty, Edward the Seventh, Jersey, 28th, August, 1908'.

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        Les Roses d'Ispahan. La Perse en Automobile a Travers la Russie et le Caucase

      Paris: Societe d'Edition et de Publications, Librairie Felix Juven, 1906. Very good in cream-colored cloth with red titles to cover and spine. Top edge gilt. With plates in black and white. 317pp, French text. Very minor fraying to corners and softening to spine ends. Slight browning to edges of pages.

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        Do Furto (Esboco Historico e Juridico)

      1906. Caeiro da Matta, Jose. Do Furto (Esboco Historico e Juridico). Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade, 1906. xii, 262, [1] pp. Signatures containing pp. 51-62 bound upside down and backwards. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6-1/4"). Recent imitation calf, gilt title and ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed, later owner bookplate to verso of front free endpaper. Some toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Author presentation inscription to half-title, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition located. A treatise on theft by a leading Portuguese authority on criminal law. No copies located on OCLC.

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        L'Ecole Belge de peinture. 1830-1905

      Bruxelles G. Van Oest 1906. Relié, demi-cuir, dos à 5 nerfs avec titre et ornaments dorés, plats marbrés, 239 pp., 23x29.5cm., ills. n/b., très belle exemplaire. N° 17 de 40 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande Van Gelder Zonen, numérotés de 11 à 50. Le présent exemplaire a été imprimé pour Le T. R. Chanoine L. J. Mierts. Cette exemplaire est enrichis d'eaux-fortes originales de A. Baertsoen, V. Gilsoul, F. Khnopff, A. Stevens, Th. Verstraete. L'eaux-forte de A. Rassenfosse manque. Imprimé par J.-E. Buschmann, Anvers.

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        Farmholme Guest Book

      London: Dove's Bindery, 1906. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Guest book for a home in Connecticut spanning the years 1906-1930. There are a number of entries by the renowned Florida architect Addison Mizner. Many entries illustrated by artists including a small masterful watercolor, and a piece of music inscribed here and there. Housed in a custom clamshell box produced in the bookseller's in-house bindery. An exquisite example of Dove's Bindery work in full green leather, decoration at spine in the distinctive Dove's Bindery style, gold embossed borders to front and rear cover boards, augmented by floral designs in all four corners.

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        HISTOIRE DES PEINTRES IMPRESSIONISTES

      Paris, Floury, 1906. HISTOIRE DES PEINTRES IMPRESSIONISTES. Duret, Theodore. Floury, 1906. 1st edition. Frontis of "Un Atelier aux Batignolles," by Fantin-Latour. Includes text illustrations and numerous plates (including 6 Original etchings: Pissarro, "Les faneuses;" Sislely (by P.M. Roy) "Bords du Loing;" Renoir, "Femme nue assise;" Renoir, "Femme nue couchee;" Cezanne, "Portrait de Guillaumin;" Guillaumin, "Vue prise de Saardam (in color);" and 6 tipped-in color reproductions).. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn. With illustrations.

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Co., 1906 - In 2 vols. First edition, one of 200 copies bound uncut and containing a page of Hearn's original autograph manuscript (in this copy, notes regarding a haiku of Funay?rei; Japanese marine ghosts; Erimoto ye / Mizu kakeraruru / Kokochi seri, / "Hishaku kase" cho / Fune no kowane ni. / etc.). viii,475pp./ 554pp. Original dark green cloth with paper spine labels and extra labels tipped in at the rear. Titles of labels are; LAFCADIO / HEARN / LIFE AND / LETTERS / I (and II) / ELIZABETH / BISLAND / First Edition. With frontis.and illus. Title label of spine sunned and spine sl.scratched. All edges somewhat darkened. Exlibris of Charles Williston McAlpin to front paste down of each vol. 23x15.5cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        Vier philosophische Texte des Mahabharatam: Sanatsujata-Parvan - Bhagavadgita - Mokshadharma - Anugita. In Gemeinschaft mit Otto Strauss aus dem Sanskrit übersetzt

      Lpz., Brockhaus 1906.. gr. 8°. XVIII, 1010 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 Stammtaf. HLn. Vortit. m. kleinem Einriss. Vereinzelt stärker stockfleckig.

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        THE AWFUL AIRSHIP

      London, Blackie and Son Limited, (1906).. FIRST EDITION (1906), Blackie's Miniature Picture Books, small oblong format, 150 x 74 mm, 6 x 3 inches, 30 comical colour illustrations by CHARLES ROBINSON, 2 line captions on separate pages, pages are french folded, original publisher's grey pictorial cloth, blue lettering to spine, red, blue and white picture to upper cover with black lettered title, small picture on lower cover in red, black and white with Blackie's Miniature Picture books in black lettering, original pictorial endpapers. Professionally recased, slight wear and rubbing to spine, top of lower hinges has very small split with slight loss of cloth, blue lettering on spine rubbed with slight loss of colour to a few letters, some light scratching to covers, very occasional very light fox spots to text and margins of plates, small bookseller's pale green ink stamp to bottom of first free pictorial endpaper near to hinge, otherwise a very good copy of this scarce title. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Mirror of the Sea

      London: Methuen, [1906] - First edition. 8vo. [viii], 306, [2] pp., + 40 pp. ads, dated August, 1906. Green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Rock-Climbing in North Wales

      Keswick: GP Abraham, 1906 Black cloth covers, some blind tooling, corners very lightly rubbed. Spine has titles in gilt, edges bumped slightly. Internally, black endpapers, half title and tissue guarded frontis present, (xx), [2], 394 pp, [4], [1], 30 pl, 10 pen and ink drawings, 11 outline drawings of the chief routes, top text block edge in gilt. The most important and the scarcest of the classic Jones-Abraham trilogy, rarely found in such lovely condition. George & Ashley Abraham were pioneers of Lakeland rock exploration. They usually climbed together, George—bandy-legged but with strong hands—in the lead; he was the more patient, working out the sequence of his moves. He was punctilious about the nailing of his boots and could place the edge nails into the smallest wrinkle in the rock. He climbed for fifty years without there being any record of his falling. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The Celestial and his Religions: or the Religious Aspect in China. Being a Series of Lectures on the Religions of the Chinese

      Hongkong, Kelly & Walsh, 1906.. Octavo. Pp. (iv), (4), 240, xviii. Appendices, index. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher?s quarter crimson cloth and printed boards, endpapers lightly browned. In a very good condition. Overall an excellent copy, well preserved. - - First edition. A DEDICATION COPY, Signed, inscribed by the author on first free endpaper: ?With love from the Author?. James Dyer Ball (1847-1919).

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

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

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        The Taku Girl with a Bad Eye [Original B / W Photograph]

      Juneau, Alaska: Case & Draper [circa 1906]. () Good to very good. 15.75 X 12.75 inches. Original black and white photograph. A few small imperfections and 4" tear coming from right side that has been expertly repaired else in beautiful condition. In large wooden frame with gilt inner border. Off white matting. A beautiful portrait with title beneath. A portrait of a Taku girl showing her upper torso view. She is draped in a fur blanket and wearing a fierce headdress. The girl is adorned with many necklaces and a ring in her nose. the W.H. Case and H.H. Draper photography studios opened in 1898, in a small tent in Skagway, Alaska. The partners later moved their business to a two-story building on Broadway near 4th Avenue, where they also sold curios, photographic supplies, Alaska Native handicrafts and game specimens. By 1907, the partnership between Case and Draper had been mutually dissolved; Draper kept the Skagway shop while Case opened a new store in Juneau (Alaska). Case and Draper were best known for their portraits and photographs of the life and customs of the Tlingit Indians, early Skagway and the Gold Rush of 1898. Their views were reproduced in a variety of Alaskan books, including the Soapy Smith Tragedy, and on postcards and White Pass &Yukon Railway souvenir playing cards. Collection includes views of southeast Alaska, portraits, and Tlingit Indians, 1898-1920. the Taku are an Alaskan Native people that lived along the northwestern coast of North America, in the area that is now the Alexander Archipelago of Alaska, and on the lower basin of the Taku River of the adjoining British Columbia mainland above that river's mouth..

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        OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR Part I - V

      His Majesty's Stationery Office [HMSO], 1906 - 1910.. 1st edn. 5 vols: Part I (1906: pp. 75 + 1A-14A; the contents call for 5 bound-in maps but are not present); Part II From The Battle Of The Ya-Lu To Liao-Yang Exclusive (1908: pp. 164 with 1 map bound-in + 9 (of 11) folding in rear pocket - lacks strategical map 2 and tactical map II/2); Part III The Siege Of Port Arthur (1909: pp. 173 with 22 b&w plates and 8 folding coloured maps in rear pocket) ; Part IV Liao-Yang (1909: pp. 120 with folding map bound-in and 7 folding maps in rear pocket); Part V Sha Ho (1910: pp. 183 with folding map bound-in and 10 folding maps in rear pocket) .Tall 8vo. Original uniform cloth-backed paper-laid boards (previous owner's neat inscription on upper cover of each vol and some light pencil annotations to margins - otherwise a bright VG set of the scarce original edition). .

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        LES EGLOGUES DE VIRGILE,

      Paris, plon-Nourrit, 1906.** . in-folio, 23x36cm, en feuilles dans l'emboitage d' édition Avec illustrations d' Adolphe Giraldon, gravées sur bois en couleurs par lorian, Préface par Emile Gebhart, de l'Académie Française, texte établi par H Goelzer, professeur à l' Université de Paris,Tres beau livre, fort recherché illustré d'un titre frontispice, d'un portrait de Virgile, de 10 titres ornés, 10 entétes, 10 culs-de-lampe et 23 grands encadrerements varéis, le tout gravé sur bois et imprimé en couleurs, (jugendstil decoration) Tirage limité à 301 ex.: Un des 280 ex, num, sur papierà la forme des usines d'Arches.

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        Oeuvres complètes illustrées (19 volumes complet pour cette édition) - Edition ne Varietur

      1906. Morin, Bertall, Jeannot, Gill, Thévenot, Leloir, Renoir, Rod, Vierge, Nielsen etc. . à Paris Bibliothèque-Charpentier Eugène Fasquelle éditeur à Paris. 1906 in 4 (28 x 19,5 cm), 249 + 336 pages - 400 + 266 pages - 245 + 488 pages - 466 +357 pages - 456 + 452 pages - 487 + 469 pages - 500 + 280 pages - 472 pages - 335 + 259 + 263 pages - 527 + 264 pages - 629 pages - 495 pages - 490 pages - 511 pages - 500 pages - 499 pages - 557 pages + 1 ff + 252 pages + ff - 263 + 249 + 1 ff - 1 ff + 356+ 736 pages. Illustration de très nombreuses gravures en noir majoritairement hors-texte de Morin, Bertall, Jeannot, Gill, Thévenot, Leloir, Renoir, Rod, Vierge, Nielsen etc. Reliure Editeur demi chagrin vert, premier plat en percaline verte ornée à froid d'un motif floral et de la signature de l'auteur, dos avec fers à froids et titre doré. Edition posthume, populaire et illustrée des oeuvres d'Emile Zola. volumes 1 à 10 : Les Rougon-Macquart ; volumes 11 à 13 : Les trois villes ; volumes 14 à 16 : Les quatre évangiles ; volume 17 : Thérèse Raquin suivi de Madeleine Férat ; volume 18 : Les mystères de Marseille suivi de Contes à Ninon et des Nouveaux contes à Ninon ; volume 19 : Théâtre suivi de Le Naturalisme au théâtre, Nos auteurs dramatiques et Oeuvres critiques (Mes Haines, Le roman expérimental, Les romanciers Naturalistes, Documents littéraires, Une campagne 1880-1881, Nouvelle campagne 1896, La vérité en marche - l'affaire Dreyfus) - Reliures en très bon état ; intérieurs au papier jauni (normal pour ce type d'édition populaire), mais en général en bon état ; à noter cependant - volume 12 (Rome) : il manque la page de faux-titre du tome 1 de Rome, les pages 237 et 285 ont été consolidées au film d'archive transparent - Volume 17 : Petit manque sur la page de faux-titre de Thérèse Raquin, léger déboîtage du volume - Volume 18 : il manque la page de faux-titre des Mystères de Marseille ; Le tout reste un bon exemplaire

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        THE COMPLETE FOOTBALLER on the New Zealand System

      Metuen & Co 1906 - True rare first edition.Maroon cloth covers with gold titles to spine.4cm crack at base of rear spine hinge,some age mottling on spine,rest is lovely,bright and clean.Block is sound and tight,square copy.Neat names on paste dpwn and ink name on blank prelim,dated 1906.2nd blank prelim has been removed.Rear hinge paper cracked,tissue guarded frontis of David Gallaher,illustrated with photographic plates and diagrams and sketches.Some scattered light foxing37 page appendix at rear;followed by 4 page index;followed by 40 page publishers catalogue.Very nice clean sound copy.Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN with THE JAPANESE LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1906/1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine, lacking as usual the dustwrappers and slipcase. Three volumes in original green cloth with paper spine labels and extra labels tipped in at the rear. Each title is one of 200 large-paper copies with the first title, THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN in two volumes, also containing an ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT PAGE of Hearn's, in this case part of an interesting philosophic discussion with some speculation on life on another planet. In full: "...nor the sudden advent of larger knowledge from some elder planet prove for us, by reason of the present moral condition of mankind, nothing less than a catastrophe?-- might it not even result in the extinction of the human species?... The rule seems to be that the dissemination of dangerous higher knowledge, before the masses of a people are ethically prepared to receive it, will always be prevented by the conservative instinct; and we have...." Two of the volumes with the early bookplate of George Allison Armour, a member of the Grolier Club whose collection was sold at auction in 1937 and whose former home, now the Lowrie House, was donated by his daughter to Princeton University to serve as the residence for the president.

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        The Birds Of The British Isles Volumes I - V [ 5 volumes complete ]

      E Grant Richards , 1906 - 1911 . 1st edition. . Half green morocco over cloth, G. 5 volumes, viii+151pp, viii+153-323pp, viii+325-514+[vi (blanks)]+12pp, viii+515-704pp, viii+707-976pp, grand total of 318 engraved tissue guarded captioned plates by Medland, 2 folding maps, 2 anatomical plates, original upper covers of the 20 parts bound in ( in 4s ) at the end of each volume, Ex Natural History Society with a single bookplate to each volume, sporadic foxing to the margins of a few plates, leather rather rubbed along the edges with a few scuffs & scratches to the leather which is uniformly sunned to the spines, the spines also a little scuffed, corners a little bumped, hinges firm, a fair set. Monumental Edwardian survey of the birds of the British Isles, nicely illustrated in photogravure by one of the leading ornithological illustrators of her day, Lilian Marguerite Medland [ 1880 - 1955 ]. It is likely that Stonham met Medland at Guy's Hospital in London - he was a surgeon there, whilst she trained as a nurse in the same hospital.

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        Substantial and scarce Autograph Letter Signed, to his biographer James Thrall Soby, 4pp on two 4to sheets, New York, Nov. 6, 1947

      He writes about the importance of his friendship with his correspondent, James Thrall Soby, (1906-1979) author, critic, collector and patron of the arts, particularly modern Art. Soby wrote a biography of Tchelitchew in 1942. Tchelitchew refers to Nellie, Soby's wife Eleanor ("Nellie") Howland, whom he married in February 1938. He begins with an effusive reference to a visit from Soby to see him and his partner, "Charlie," Charles Henri Ford (1913- 2002) writer filmmaker, photographer, and collage artist best known as editor of the Surrealist magazine "View," (1940-1947). Tchelitchew continues noting that he is aware that Soby loves Tchelitchew's painting. "I have so much to tell you on account of the long intervals of time when we have no chance of seing [sic] each other...you have no chance to tell me what yourself you wanted to know from me...you'll here shut me up and get what you wanted to know. I think it would be much farer [sic] if you make an [sic] questionary [sic] of all the things you'll like me to answer, and I will answer to you. If the answers are...confusing on account of my english [sic] and my metaforic [sic] way of thinking - then we'll see each other and discuss the answers one by one...I can help you in that with pleasure answering your questionary [sic] and analysing myself... about the biography was that I was upset by it. When Lincoln's book on me arrived ...I was struck with incoherences which certainly have arrived on account of me talking too much in elaboret [sic] way. I think a biography is very important...it has sort of a tree pattern as the inner man too. So as every tree has his special particularity of development based on directions and circumstances, on drought and rains - sun and moon - so have we to. Therefore an [sic] not accurate biography will not only make confusion but will ...in error, as far as the analysis of one given man's work...that was of primal importance to me because the facts of my life and carrere [sic] are known far better to me than to others and I do not believe that in exagarating [sic] or inventing on's [sic] biography as many of my friends do they are giving anything but confusion...Naturally the biography is very simple structure...Now to judge an [sic] living artist work not as important because most of judgements [sic] are based on opinions and opinions often are erroneous. The onely [sic] true way to say anything of a contemporary living artists to analyse him in itself - no one gains anything in comparison as if I would look in a hidden mirror...I see in my work certain signs of an order frankly unknown to me until recently...So my dear Jim - please ask me anything you like to know...the work which remains becomes another kind of body, a concentrated one..after all we are the roots that grow our flowers which grow and bloom...." He signs, "Pavel." With holograph envelope addressed to Soby and signed again on verso in the return address, "Tchelitchew."

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        The Story of Miss Moppet.

      London & New York: Frederick Warne, 1906.. First edition, first issue. Panorama/concertina format in wallet type binding. 12mo, original grey cloth lettered and decorated in blue with applied coloured illustration as issued. Flap socket torn at both sides but without loss. 2nd section with marginal vertical crease where at one time badly folded, split to one central fold but still attached. Overall a good copy and free from inscriptions

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        Monumenta Pulveris Pyrii,Reproductions Of Ancient Pictures Concerning The History Of Gunpowder, With Explanatory Notes

      London, Published by the Author, 1906. Printed for the Author at the Artists Press. . First Edition; Large 4to [27x34 cm.]; 34 pages of text printed in English, German and French in 3 columns; 102 figures on 94 plate pages; Quarter bound in crimson oasis leather, blind stamping over wooden panel boards, embossed brass clasps, raised bands, title in gilt on spine; top edges of pages are gilt, other edges rough cut, endpapers; some light foxing to pages; a very good copy. Limited to 270 copies, this being No. 213. Printed on hand made paper with the Author's Watermark on each page. The Author working in the Gunpowder industry collecting so many rare books and manuscripts decided to provide a selection in one book for the invention, manufacture, examination and first use of Gunpowder, and also providing credit to the Scientists and discoverers. Many of the works covered in this book no longer exist in the original and others are extremely rare. Beginning with Roger Bacon born in 1214 a master Scientist and Astrologer working under harsh conditions sometimes imprisoned, when his book is published ingredients are hidden within anagrams and are still being deciphered when this book was written. Contents include formulas for gunpowder, Berthold Schwarz, saltpetre, sulphur, charcoal, and other ingredients of gunpowder, manufacture of gunpowder, alchymistic symbols in gunpowder manufacture, tests for gunpowder, the oldest guns, the master gunners, men of note of modern times. Plates and text include making individual ingredients, a 1570 engraving of casting of guns, tread wheel lathe, perhaps the oldest picture of the refining of saltpetre. Fig 14 shows a priest [Berthold Schwarz} credited with being the inventor of the first firearm sometime before 1325 with exploding crucible mortar in mid air and the devil to his left laughing as he accidentally discovers gunpowder. Illustrated are the oldest gun, Medfaa, Arabian guns, many workshop scenes, gunpowder testers, stamp mills and gunpowder factory scenes. Text provides a wonderful insight into the earliest history of Gunpowder, cannon and guns. Also Alfred Noble, Konrad Kyeser Von, Eichstatt, Philips Monch, Nicolo Tartaglia, Alessandro, Capobianco, Pitro Sardi, John Babington, Joseph Furttenbach, Nathaniel Nye, Martin Mercz, Berthollet and Lavoisier, Edward C, Howard, Christian Friedrich, Schonbein, Ascanio Sobrero, Prof. Herman Johann Philip Sprengel, Paul Vielle, Marcelin Berthelot and Colonel Vivian Dering Majendie.

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        THE RIDPATH LIBRARY OF UNIVERSAL LITERATURE; A Biographical and Bibliographical Summary of the World's Most Eminent Authors, Including the Choucest Selections and Masterpieces from Their Writings (Complete 25 Volume Set) (Leather Bound)

      The Fifth avenue library society. Good+. 1906. Hardcover. Complete 25 volume set. Half brown leather bound with beige cloth covered boards are chipped at caps. 1 spine strip is missing. 1 spine strip is partially missing. All other spine strips fully intact and in good to very good condition. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Pages clean and appear unread. Color frontispieces protected by tissue. Illustrated. .

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        Silhouette of Mr. Tree as Count d'Orsay.

      - Pencil and wash [?] on brown paper, inscribed at foot with title and signed ?1906 G C? with his acorn monogram, and further inscribed by Craig to the publisher Grant Richards. The much older Tree, probably the most powerful man in London's theatre world in the fin-de-siecle, was well disposed to Craig, partly by affection for his parents Ellen Terry and Edward Godwin, and partly by recognition of Craig's own genius. They only collaborated once, when in 1908 Craig designed a production of Macbeth at His Majesty's Theatre: Edward Craig in his life of his father gives a convincing account of how this was partly sabotaged by Joseph Harker, the head scene painter at the theatre, who saw ?a threat to the future of scene-painting in Craig's three-dimensional scenes 'painted with light'? The production did take place in 1911, by which time they had fallen out badly to the extent that Craig (with great bad grace) sued Tree over damage to his models.Tree played the great dandy Count d'Orsay in Clyde Fitch's The Last of the Dandies at His Majesty's Theatre in 1901 and 1904, the latter production also marking Claude Rains' first speaking part in the theatre. With some old crumpling and staining, well mounted. From the estate of the Canadian author Robertson Davies.

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        Substantial and scarce Autograph Letter Signed, to his biographer James Thrall Soby, 4pp on two 4to sheets, New York, Nov. 6, 1947

      He writes about the importance of his friendship with his correspondent, James Thrall Soby, (1906-1979) author, critic, collector and patron of the arts, particularly modern Art. Soby wrote a biography of Tchelitchew in 1942. Tchelitchew refers to Nellie, Soby's wife Eleanor ("Nellie") Howland, whom he married in February 1938. He begins with an effusive reference to a visit from Soby to see him and his partner, "Charlie," Charles Henri Ford (1913- 2002) writer filmmaker, photographer, and collage artist best known as editor of the Surrealist magazine "View," (1940-1947). Tchelitchew continues noting that he is aware that Soby loves Tchelitchew's painting. "I have so much to tell you on account of the long intervals of time when we have no chance of seing [sic] each other...you have no chance to tell me what yourself you wanted to know from me...you'll here shut me up and get what you wanted to know. I think it would be much farer [sic] if you make an [sic] questionary [sic] of all the things you'll like me to answer, and I will answer to you. If the answers are...confusing on account of my english [sic] and my metaforic [sic] way of thinking - then we'll see each other and discuss the answers one by one...I can help you in that with pleasure answering your questionary [sic] and analysing myself... about the biography was that I was upset by it. When Lincoln's book on me arrived ...I was struck with incoherences which certainly have arrived on account of me talking too much in elaboret [sic] way. I think a biography is very important...it has sort of a tree pattern as the inner man too. So as every tree has his special particularity of development based on directions and circumstances, on drought and rains - sun and moon - so have we to. Therefore an [sic] not accurate biography will not only make confusion but will ...in error, as far as the analysis of one given man's work...that was of primal importance to me because the facts of my life and carrere [sic] are known far better to me than to others and I do not believe that in exagarating [sic] or inventing on's [sic] biography as many of my friends do they are giving anything but confusion...Naturally the biography is very simple structure...Now to judge an [sic] living artist work not as important because most of judgements [sic] are based on opinions and opinions often are erroneous. The onely [sic] true way to say anything of a contemporary living artists to analyse him in itself - no one gains anything in comparison as if I would look in a hidden mirror...I see in my work certain signs of an order frankly unknown to me until recently...So my dear Jim - please ask me anything you like to know...the work which remains becomes another kind of body, a concentrated one..after all we are the roots that grow our flowers which grow and bloom...." He signs, "Pavel." With holograph envelope addressed to Soby and signed again on verso in the return address, "Tchelitchew."

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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        Peter Poodle Toy Maker to the King

      NY: Dodd Mead 1906 - A first edition of one of the most imaginative children's books, illustrated by Bradley with 26 full page color illustrations plus many in text color illustrations. This is a fantasy tale set in Toyville. Scarce. 4 to. cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge, corner and cover wear. Very good. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ENCHANTED LAND

      1906. 1. (CAMERON,KATHARINE)illus. ENCHANTED LAND by Louey Chisholm. NY & London: Putnam & Jack [1906]. 4to (7 x 9 1/4"), green cloth with elaborate gilt pictorial cover by Cameron, all edges gilt, gold endpapers, Fine. 1st edition. Sixteen classic fairy tales are retold by Chisholm. Illustrated by Cameron with 30 magnificent color plates reminiscent of Jessie King, reflecting the influence of the Glasgow School. This is a fantastic copy of a beautiful book of fairy tales.

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        Illustrated Catalogue 1906-1907 (Catalogue No. 27).

      Cincinnati, OH, Raisbeck & Co. for Campbell & Perkins, 1906. - Oblong folio (364 x 308 mm). 148 pp. Contemp. red cloth; original printed and illustrated wrappers bound within. Charming, large-format catalogue of American harnesses, saddlery, and horse collars. Fully illustrated, this exceptionally well-preserved sales catalogue pictures some of the finest equestrian paraphernalia sold in the United States at the turn of the century. - Binding slightly rubbed; interior very clean. - Rare like all trade catalogues relating to the above subject. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Type of Alaskan Amazon [Original Photograph]

      Juneau, Alaska: Case & Draper 1906. () Very good. Original photograph measuring 15.5 X 12.5 inches in decorative wooden frame. Dark gray matting with thin silver border. Small 1.5 inch tear to right side of photograph, but has been professionally repaired and is very subtle. A beautiful image with rich, soft textures. Studio portrait of a young native woman against a black backdrop. She holds what appears to be a decorative bow and arrow in her hands. On her head she wears a bold headdress which matches the necklace around her neck. Around her waist is a fur and her nose is pierced. A strong image. the W.H. Case and H.H. Draper photography studios opened in 1898, in a small tent in Skagway, Alaska. The partners later moved their business to a two-story building on Broadway near 4th Avenue, where they also sold curios, photographic supplies, Alaska Native handicrafts and game specimens. By 1907, the partnership between Case and Draper had been mutually dissolved; Draper kept the Skagway shop while Case opened a new store in Juneau (Alaska). Case and Draper were best known for their portraits and photographs of the life and customs of the Tlingit Indians, early Skagway and the Gold Rush of 1898. Their views were reproduced in a variety of Alaskan books, including the Soapy Smith Tragedy, and on postcards and White Pass &Yukon Railway souvenir playing cards. Collection includes views of southeast Alaska, portraits, and Tlingit Indians, 1898-1920..

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        Life of Patrick A. Collins

      Norwood: Norwood Press, 1906. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Magnificent art nouveau leather covers, fine binding, hand-coloured tp, presentation page and frp, 91/100cc. Mayor of Boston and big wig in Democratic politics, 1st edn limited, xv 271pps + index, wide margins..

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