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      Paris: Privately Printed, 1906. First edition. Very Good +. One of 500 copies printed on handmade paper. Very Good + in the original self-wraps with paper label on the front cover. Spine with some paper loss at the bottom, but unrepaired and unbroken. With an errata correction slip tipped in near the end. The record of the infamous trials brought against Oscar Wilde for "sodomy" and "gross indecency" following his failed suit for libel against Lord Alfred Douglas' father. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Sugar-Loaf Mountain by Laura Bancroft; with illustrations by Maginel Wright Enright [1st printing]

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co., 1906. Enright, Maginel Wright . 64 p.: title vignette, 15 full-page color illustrations; 18 cm. Publisher's grey cloth with black-on-red spine title and color cover illustration and title. Red card stock endpapers. Title page printed in color. The Twinkle Tales at head of title page in yellow. List of Chapters and copyright notice on title page verso. No dust jacket. Illustrated by Maginel Wright Enright, sister of Frank Lloyd Wright. First edition, first printing. The fifth title in the series The Twinkle Tales; all six volumes are listed on the page facing the title page. Former owner's name on half title: Helene V. MacPhee. Laura Bancroft was one of several pseudonyms used by L. Frank Baum for his non-Oz-related work. The six Twinkle Tales were published together in 1911 as Twinkle and Chubbins. In Good Conditon: cover lightly soiled but bright and solid; stitching is gone from pp. 9-24, which are present and intact with no chipping; p. 27 illustration scraped, with minor loss; 1-cm. tear from lower edge of pp. 29-36, without impact on text or loss; 2-cm. tear from lower edge of pp. 31-32 without impact on text or loss; occasional light soiling in margins; otherwise clean and bright.&

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        Die Memoiren der Fanny Hill / von John Cleland [complete in 2 volumes]

      Paphos um jahr der Cythere [Vienna, C.W. Star], 1906. Limited Edition. Description: 2v.: (198, 204p.) : illus., plates ; 17cm. German translation of 'Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.' Rare edition illustrated with 6 two-colour erotic illus. on plates by Franz von Bayros. Translated by Erick Feldhammer. Subjects: Erotic fiction -- Pornography. Notes: Regarded as one of the first instances of prose pornography, originally published in 1749. According to the British Library catalogue the imprint is false, and the book was printed in Vienna. Language: German. Limited edition: nos. 262 (v.1) and 102 (v.2) of 800 numbered copies only for subscribers. Very good copies bound in contemporary decorative full soft leather. Spines sun-toned. Spine bands and panel edges somwhat dust-toned and worn as with age. Spines cocked. Corners bumped. Volume 2 is slightly more worn than volume 1. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Official History of The Russo-Japanese War

      London: HMSO,, 1906-10. General Staff, War Office & Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence. 5 volumes octavo. Original tan cloth-backed paper-covered boards, titles in black to the spines. Part I with 5 maps in a loosely inserted printed envelope; Part II, 1 folding map bound-in, and 11 folding maps in an end-pocket, 2 strategic and 9 tactical maps; Part III, 22 plates, some folding and 8 folding coloured maps, 2 strategic and 6 tactical, in end-pocket; Part IV, 1 folding map bound in and 7 folding maps in end-pocket); Part V, 1 folding map and 5 folding appendices - orders of battle, casualties - bound-in and 10 folding maps in an end-pocket. Somewhat rubbed and soiled, cloth sides of the end-pocket of Part V with some insect damage, hinges a little loose as usual, some browning, but overall a very good example of this fragile set. Complete set of first editions of this uncommon Official History, a highly detailed analysis of the war based on all of the currently available official and anecdotal accounts. Print-runs between 2,000 and 4,500 copies, but an extremely insubstantial production.

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        [Volkmann, Hans von] Strabantzerchen. Bilder und Reime

      Koln: H. & F. Schaffstein, [1906]. First edition. Oblong quarto. Original color pictorial paper covered boards. Colored title and 16 stunning pochoir-colored full-page plates by Hans von Volkmann. The illustrations represent "the most extensive use of pochoir coloring in german childrens' books," Begleiter der Kindheit) . The originals transferred to Leipzig were lost in a fire in 1943. (Schlug). Pictured in Bilderbuch-Begleiter der Kindheit and Die Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch (#515). Corners rubbed, very slight wear to covers, a very copy of one of the most sought-after Jugendstil titles.

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      Hyattville, Wy. [1906].. 115,[1]pp. plus eight plates, including frontispiece. 12mo. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers a bit soiled and edgeworn. Front wrapper with an early ink stamp of a Cody, Wy., realtor, a different ink stamp on the front free endpaper. Very clean and fresh internally. Very good overall. With a tattered printed leaf relating to Cody affixed to the rear wrapper. An interesting and important work by the author of BANDITTI OF THE PLAINS..., relating much of value, statistically and anecdotally, about the then-present state of Wyoming, including the cattle industry, the growth of settlement, agriculture, irrigation, oil exploration, hunting and fishing, etc. There are also descriptions of Yellowstone and several small towns in the Big Horn County area, including Basin City, Shell, Cowley, Meeteetse, Bonanza, and more. Scarce in wrappers. HOWES M523, "aa." GRAFF 2751. ADAMS HERD 1475. SMITH 6739.

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      London: A & C Black. Very Good. 1906. Hardcover. Minor fraying to top and bottom spine and with rubbing to extremities. Endpapers a bit browning and frail. Bookplate; Top edge gilt. 18, 15, 19, 19 tissue guarded color illustrations. Vol I: Early English. Vol II: Middle Ages. Vol III: Tudor and Stuart. Vol IV: Georgian. An extremely rare set; 8vo; 80, 142, 142, 99 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Recollections of Oscar WIlde Translation and introduction by Percival Rollard

      Boston: John W. Luce and Company, 1906. Hardcover. Near Fine. Translation and introduction by Percival Rollard, inside front cover inscription handwritten and SIGNED by Percival Pollard and dated January 1907. Near fine. Plum cloth Hardcover. Slight wear to corner

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        Modern American Drinks. How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks

      Akron, OH: Saalfield Publishing Co., 1906. Octavo, 120 pages + 12 ads. Later, Ohio imprint. A significant American cocktail recipe book, from the barman of the Holland House Hotel in New York City. "Dr. Cocktail" Ted Haigh describes the author, "Kappeler was a different animal... His guide [...] was the tortoise to the others' hare; slow and steady wins the race... Kappeler, with his old, description-style recipes was the new style bartender. He was the no-nonsense bar master. He was the guy you knew would make your drink right because it wasn't all about him. It was about you." Haigh goes on to state that one of Kappeler's real accomplishments with Modern American Drinks was the large number (he counts seventy-five!) of new drinks. Overall a near fine copy of a book that is scarcely encountered in such condition. Rare. [Worldcat cites 11 copies only].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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        Sonnets, The

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906. - Shakespeare's Sonnets, Beautifully PrintedHandsomely Bound[ZAEHNSDORF, binders]. SHAKESPEARE, William. The Sonnets. London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906. From Humphreys Royal Library, Belles Lettres series. Octavo (6 3/8 x 4 3/4 in; 163 x 120 mm). [4], 204 pp. Rubricated initials. Bound in contemporary full brown crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf (stamp-signed 1907) with gilt-ruled border and central panel with four gilt-tooled pointillé cornerpieces with floral and foliate tools. Richly gilt compartments. Gilt-rolled edges. Gilt dentelles. Top edge gilt. A splendid, very fine copy.The Sonnets and Songs of Wm. Shakespeare.This book's binding by the great Zaehnsdorf is a modern delight, especially the very fine pointillé tooling on the spine. "There are few firms of craft bookbinders that can claim an existence of longer than one hundred years. One which can is Zaehnsdorf Limited, founded in 1842 by Joseph Zaehnsdorf. It remained under the direct control of three successive generations of the Zaehnsdorf family.Bindings produced by the firm of Zaehnsdorf are still admired today the excellence of craftsmanship which they display" (Broomhead, The Zaehnsdorfs (1842-1947): Craft Bookbinders, p. 11).

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        Mollie's Staircase

      Melbourne: M LHutchinson, Glasgow Book Warehouse, 1906. Oblong, brown textured card covers with ribbon, 19cm by 25cm. Undated, but gift inscription and Marcie Muir bibliography both state 1906. 26 internal leaves, alternate page openings blank. This is Ida Outhwaite's second book, written with her mother Annie Isobel Rentoul. Light toning to outer pages, light vertical creasing to covers, 1cm closed tear to front cover, ribbon very fragile, hint of edgewear to covers, gift inscription to (blank) back of first text page, otherwise in very good condition.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Ida Rentoul [Outhwaite] . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant Don Quixote of The Mancha. Translated by Thomas Shelton and illustrations by Daniel Vierge with an introduction by Royal Cortissoz. 4 volumes.

      London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1906: - profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and text drawings by Vierge. 4tos, green buckram with red leather title-labels, gilt lettering, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some spotting to edges, else a very good set. No. 124 of only 165 copies. A very handsome edition with the elegant Vierge illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Published by Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Ltd., 1906. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Brock, C.E.. Very good condition with no wrapper. Maroon cloth with gilt illustrations and titles to spine and front cover. 20 b/w plates and illustrated title-page. Top edge gilt. 309 pages plus 10 pages of adverts to rear. Covers slightly bumped and rubbed at extremities. Front joint is partially cracked. There is a previous owner's book-plate to front endpaper. The catalogue pages have slightly ragged edges where they were not cut properly in the binding process and have been a little roughly opened. Light foxing to some page margins and to the tissue-guard of the frontis. All plates present. A nice copy, scarce with original binding without repair or restoration. [R]

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        SPIRIT OF THE BORDER; a Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley

      New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1906. First edition, with all points including the Duane street address given on the four page ads and red lettering on the binding. With 4 illustrations by J. Watson Davis. 8vo, publisher’s original blue-gray cloth lettered and beautifully decorated in red and black with pictorial designs on the spine and upper cover, in a pictorially illustrated dustjacket from the Burt reprint edition circa 1914. 266, ads. A bright, clean and beautifully preserved copy of the book, the later dustjacket with light edgewear and a bit of mellowing but still in a very pleasing state of preservation. AN EARLY ZANE GREY TITLE. Intermingled with the main theme of the work of the Moravian missionaries in the Ohio Valley is a tender love story.

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        Poems 1899–1905

      London: A. H. Bullen, 1906. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Contemporary ownership inscription to front blank. Binding lightly rubbed at extremities, corners a little bumped, endpapers faintly toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. A lovely copy.

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        Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz.,

      München, Lehmann, 1906 - 1931. - Mit etwa 5000 Abbildungen auf 285 meist farbigen Tafeln (Lithographie u. Autotypie), sowie zahlreichen Textabbildungen, CLVIII, 402 S.; 405 S., 607 S.; 1798 S.; 2630 S.; 1386 S.; 561 Seiten. Nissen BBI, 840. Berühmtes Standardwerk in der ersten und einzigen komplett abgeschlossenen Auflage. Hegi s " Illustrierte Flora von Mitteleuropa" gilt als die umfassendste Informationsquelle über die Pflanzenwelt dieses Gebietes. Es umschließt außer den deutschsprachigen Ländern auch das ehemalige Ostpreußen, das westliche Polen, Böhmen, Mähren, Luxemburg, Elsass und Lothringen sowie die Schweiz, die italienischen Südalpen und Slowenien. Gründe für die unbestrittene Spitzenstellung des Hegi unter den Floren sind vor allem die Vielseitigkeit der behandelten Sachgebiete, die sorgfältigen taxonomischen Bearbeitungen, die informativen und kunstvollen Illustrationen, die ausführlichen Artbeschreibungen und die Praktikabilität der Bestimmungsschlüssel auch bei kritischen Sippen. Die 2. / 3. Auflage erscheint seit 1958 in wechselnden Verlagen und ist bis zum heutigen Tage noch immer nicht abgeschlossen ! Der Band VII beinhaltet das Gesamtregister für alle Bände. Die Einbände insgesamt leicht berieben und teils leicht bestossen. Innen sauber und frisch. Gute bis sehr gute Reihe, komplett in den dekorativen Originaleinbänden. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 28000 4° (27,5 x 21 cm), graublaue Orig.-Lwbde. mit geprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel, farbiger Deckelillustration (Enzian), dreiseitiger Farbschnitt, illustr. Vorsätze. Erste (1.) Auflage, 7 Bände in 13 Bänden (I, II, III, IV/1, IV/2, IV/3, V/1, V/2, V/3, V/4, VI/1, VI/2, VII). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Men of Mettle

      John F Shaw 1906 - Hardcover; English language; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; undated but inscribed 1906, red illustrated cloth 96 pages, front hinge cracked, many b/w illustrations a few neatly coloured-in otherwise a fair reading copy of a scarce edition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sbornik I. [In Russian].

      St. Petersburg, Tipografija Spb. aki. obschch. "Slovo". Ul. Zukovskago, 21, 1906. - 8vo. (2), 98 pp. Contemp. half cloth; includes printed original wrappers. The first issue of the socialist "Otkliki" from the possession of Leo Trotsky, who was to lead the Russian revolution to victory in 1917, with his pencilled signature on the front wrapper cover. - This present first issue, printed by the "Slovo" press, is much rarer than the following two and is unrecorded in library catalogues internationally. OCLC lists only the issues 2 and 3, published in 1907 (Indiana University; Pittsburgh University holds only no. 3); the Library of Congress also holds only the two following issues printed by I. A. Levenshtein. - From the collection of the well-known Slavicist Hans Halm (1887-1975) with his autogr. notes on the inside front wrapper cover. Bibliography of Periodicals of Russia II, 5868. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Tiroir secret [1906, avec une carte manuscrite signée]

      Goldenschritt, Editeur 1906 In-8 relié, 11,5 x 17,5 cm, 8pp. Plats conservés. Pleine percaline bleu ciel. Cette rarissime plaquette est certainement l'une des toutes premières éditées (auto-éditées ?) du poète fantaisiste Tristan Derème. Sous son nom de plume, il publia en 1908 à Agen « Le Parfum des roses fanées ». Entre 1905 et 1908, dans l'hebdomadaire nantais Ouest Artiste, il publiait ses premiers vers sous son vrai patronyme Philippe Huc. Signé Philippe Huc, ce Tiroir secret non daté est de 1906. Derème s'amuse déjà à inventer un nom d'éditeur (Goldenschritt = écriture en or, à Paris), à utiliser une mention fautive de « troisième édition ». Il ne fait aucun doute qu'il est l'éditeur de cette plaquette hors-commerce, composée de sept poèmes dont 3 sonnets. Le poète n'a que 16 ans et ne pratique pas encore la contre-assonance. De sa main, Derème a signé de son nom de plume la couverture en ajoutant la date de 1906. Pas d'autres annotations mais une magnifique carte postale avec son portrait imprimé, en médaillon d'un carafon, et un mot manuscrit et signé adressé à H. Henri Bouffard, auteur bordelais à qui cette plaquette devait appartenir. Derème le remercie chaleureusement pour un article qu'il lui a consacré. La carte est datée du 18 avril 1935, depuis la rue de la Pompe. Intéressant document des débuts de Tristan Derème, peu répertorié et qui semble absent des collections de la Bibliothèque Nationale. Le brochage est fragile, une petite tâche sur la percaline. Bel et riche ensemble. (tv) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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      1906. 2. 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.

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        The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

      Warne. Very Good. 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. First U. S. Edition. 16mo. Lightly soiled blue paper covered boards, faded white lettering with very good oval mounted color illustration at front cover. Light wear at edges and worn through at tips of corners and edges of caps. Boards and spine are straight. Text is very good with some minor handling. Inner hinges cracked but still holding together with the stitching. 27 color illustrations including frontispiece. C. F. , Linder, page 426; Quinby 10B. First U. S. Edition, unrecorded by Quinby, who makes mention only of a [1908] title in the Fearing Collection at Harvard University with Quinby's #IV pictorial endpapers, which includes a vignette of Tom Kitten at the bottom left corner of the front pastedown and the rear free endpaper. This copy has Quinby's #III endpapers, with a picture of a unnamed kitten peering into a yarn basket, supposedly used only for the 1906 edition of "Jeremy Fisher" and the 1907 edition of "Tom Kitten". Additionally showing the correct early address of Warne as "36 East 22nd Street" and on page 86, Shlueter Printing Company New York. ; 0.3 x 5.4 x 4.1 Inches .

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        Scenes and Characters of the English XVIIIth Century, all, with the exception of one or two Portraits, Original

      1906. Quarter Leather. Very Good Plus. A complete manuscript book containing 34 pen and sepia wash pictures, each captioned on the facing leaf by the hand of Colwyn Edward Vulliamy (1886 - 1971). Vulliamy was a Welsh biographer and historian. Educated privately, he studied art under Stanhope Forbes. In World War One he served in France, Macedonia and Turkey. Post-war, in addition to biography, he produced several mysteries and dabbled in humor writing. This album beautifully combines his affinity for history and humor, and one could only wish he had devoted more of his later energies to such caricature. The subject matter is of some historic remove from Vulliamy, but surely the album reflects the surge of interest in the eighteenth century that occurred at the turn of the twentieth century. Here one will find both a wistful and jaundiced look back -- Vulliamy doesn't look away from the seedy and ugly aspects of Georgian England. His style and wash media are true to the period, and but for the paper stock and the binding, one could be easily deceived into thinking the artwork was in fact contemporary with the period depicted. The front endpaper is signed and dated by the author, and he again initials and dates the closing illustrated leaf. Quarter leather over pebbled cloth binding, measuring 9.5 by 13.5 cm, or 5.25 by 3.75 inches. Some spotting on the black cloth. Otherwise, quite fresh and clean.

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        Young British Liberal : The official organ of the Young British Liberals Federation [bound with] The Young Liberal Report [bound with] The Young Liberal

      [London : Young British Liberals Federation ; National League of Young Liberals, 1906-1910], 1906. 1st Edition. Description: 1v. various paginations : illus. ; 24.5cm. Subjects Politics -- Great Britain -- Periodicals -- Early 20th century -- British Liberal Party -- Young Liberals. Summary: This volume contains issues of the monthly periodical published by the youth wing of the British Liberal Party between 1906 and 1910. Contents: Young British Liberal : The official organ of the Young British Liberals Federation, November 1906-July 1907 -- The Young Liberal Report, April 1909-April 1910 -- The Young Liberal, May-October, 1910. Notes: In July 1907, the Young British Liberals Federation amalgamated with the League of Young Liberals to from the National League of Young Liberals. This volume does not include issues from August 1907 to March 1909. Includes 1 issue of 'The Young Tibune, the organ of the Junior Liberals of Wales, vol. 1, March 1911'. Near fine copy in the original gilt-titled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Related, contemporary newspaper clippings and ephemera loosely inserted. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Samuel Mearne, binder to King Charles II

      Chicago the Caxton Club 1906. 118pp. 10 plates in colour & several text illustrations. Index. 4to. Orhcloth. (Spine and label rubbed, corners bumped). Exlibris of Thomas Parkin on the inside front cover.*Issued for Members of the Caxton Club only. One of 252 copies printed. The book was bought by Thomas Parkin in 1914 from William Brown in Edinburgh whose invoice has been inserted as well as a handwritten note by Thomas Parkin on this matter and saying that Cyril Davenport was a friend of his. Also inserted an autogr. letter from Davenport to Parkin (31 Oct. 1914) saying that he is much gratified that Parking acquired this book (his most expensive one) and that there are two others Parking should get as well, and some newspaper-clippings on Davenport (on a lecture he gave in Hastings - where Parkin lived - in October 1914 and a short biography from Davenport from the St. Leonards Chronicle, April 16, 1920). An interesting association copy. .

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        Rock-Climbing in North Wales

      Keswick, Cumberland: Author, 1906 In the original dark green cloth covers with some very marginal wear to edges, corners bumped slightly, Spine has the title in gilt and gilt lines edges bumped and worn a little, top edge gilt. Internally, slightest of separation at hinge, half title and tissue guarded frontis present, (xx), [2], 394 pp, 30 monogravure illustrations,10 pen and ink sketches, 11 outline drawings of chief routes, [4] adverts, [1] printed and bound by Bazell, Watson, and Viney Ltd, London and Aylesbury. 93 courses (routes) are described, 14 routes in the easy listing, 38 routes in the Moderate List with the remainder either in the Difficult or Exceptionally Severe List. The book is divided into two parts, Part 1, on the Carnedds, Tryfan and the Glyders was taken by George D Abraham; while Part 2, dealing with Snowdon and the climbs south of the Llanberis Pass, including Cader Idris, was written by Ashley P Abraham. The Abraham brothers who in around 1900 planned to produce a guide to Snowdonia but here they ran into obstructive secrecy and resentment over their intrusion into the area from the leisured classes who made up the majority of climbers in Snowdonia and looked down on the Abrahams, who were in trade. Nevertheless, Rock Climbing in North Wales was published in 1906. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Letters From Samoa 1891-1895

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5.5"x7.5. 12 B/W Photo Plates. (full book description) Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1906. 1st Ed. (U.S.) VG-, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5.5"x7.5", 340pgs(Index). 12 B/W Photo Plates. Red cloth, cream paper spine label with red & black lettering & top page end gold gilt. Spine cloth just very slightly darkened, partial front hinge paper hairline tear, o.w. clean & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text in VG+ condition, covers VG. Hard to find book in decent condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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      1906. Good. SHIMBI SHOIN, publisher. MASTERPIECES SELECTED FROM THE UKIYOYE SCHOOL [EIBUN UKIYOE-HA GASHU]. Tokyo, Shimbi Shoin, Meiji 39-42, [1906-9]. 5 large folio volumes (19.5 x 13.5 inches), each bound in beautiful decorated silk over boards, secured with tassles, in the 5 original grass cloth clasped chitsu cases with printed silk title labels. This epitome of the Ukiyo-e school and its development, edited by Shiichi Tajima, et al., was and is a remarkable scholarly and artistic triumph of book-making and the finest production of its kind ever attempted. There are over 150 color woodcut reproductions in the set, some of which are said to have taken days to finish, since as many as 200 separate woodblocks were used to create the effects. This is the original edition of the set. Complete, including the magnificent triptych, plate number 155 [in volume 5], which was not included when the set was originally published in Japanese. The set is near fine, though the case are a bit worn (one clasp is missing). Unusual in any case, this set is almost completely unobtainable thus - in a complete English translation, by Professor Joseph King Goodrich. It would appear that as few as 100 copies of the translated set were published. Complete in five volumes:

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        Les Cartes a Jouer du XIVe au XXe siècle

      Paris: Librairie Hachette & Cie, 1906. 2 volumes, large quarto. (12 5/8 x 10 inches). Titles in red and black, half titles. 180 plates (122 coloured, five mounted), numerous uncoloured illustrations (many full- page).Expertly bound to style in red half morocco over the original boards, titled in gilt on spine, original hand-coloured illustrated cream thick-paper wrappers folded and bound in at the front of each volume, top edge gilt (neat repair to foot of spine of vol. I). A spectacular demonstration of the art of book production, and a valuable source of information on the history of the playing card. This exhaustive treatise covers the origins and evolution of the playing card from the earliest known examples in the Middle Ages, describing their evolution and the changing techniques employed in their manufacture, and offering notes on those involved in their trade. Also covered are the social aspects which surrounded playing cards and games of chance and skill that developed, and towrds the end of volume II is a valuable "Bibliographie des ouvrages sur les cartes à jouer". The period covered in this beautiful and erudite work is from the fourteenth to the beginning of the twentieth centuries.The title to the first volume notes that this work contains images of 3200 cards, with 956 in colour, and in addition there are hundreds of uncoloured illustrations, most reproducing earlier images. The printed note on the verso of the half-title of vol.I "exemplaire imprimé pour Monsieur Bois" indicates that this issue is from a limited edition of some description - unfortunately there is no other indication of how how many copies were printed.

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        Camera Work, Number XV

      New York: Camera Work, 1906. Plates all in fine condition. Text block detached from the wrappers which are chipped at the edges, but the spine is complete.. First Edition. Quarto. Unopened. Number XV of Camera Work with five Coburn photogravures, one portrait of Coburn by George Bernard Shaw, one color plate by Steichen, and two photogravures by George H. Seeley.

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        Auguste Rodin

      London: , 1906. Image size: 22 x 17.3 cm. Mount size: 45.7 x 27.8 cm. Framed in a hand finished black wooden frame. Monochrome photogravure tipped onto a white wove mount. Produced under the personal supervision of Coburn on his own copper plate press. Light toning to mount otherwise in excellent condition. Proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature). A. Rodin titled to the foot of the mount in Coburn's hand. Printed on heavier paper and tipped on to a much larger mount than that published in "Men of Mark". Coburn's first book of portraits "Men of Mark" was published in 1911 (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Frank Brangwyn, William Butler Yeats, Robert Bridges etc. Coburn's introductory text provides a running commentary on his pursuit of his subjects and their eventual capture on film. 'To make satisfactory photographs of persons it is necessary for me to like them, to admire them, or at least to be interested in them. It is rather curious and difficult to exactly explain, but if I dislike my subject it is sure to come out in the resulting portrait. I had thought of using 'Men of Genius' as the title for this book, but Arnold Bennett objected seriously, saying, very modestly, that he did not consider himself a man of genius, but merely a working author, and absolutely refusing to join the throng unless I changed it, so I told him that if he would give me a better one I would use it. 'Men of Mark' is his alternative. '

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        Autograph Letter Signed to G.W. Card on University of Adelaide letterhead

      University of Adelaide,: 23 September, 1906.. Single sheet of note paper entirely in Mawson's hand, folded to 20.3 x 12.6 cm, "The University, Adelaide" letterhead, slight tear at old fold but very good. An attractive scientific letter from Douglas Mawson relating to an early and still unresolved controversy regarding uranium ores from Australia. The letter is addressed to "My dear Card"; given the contents, this is certainly G.W. Card of the NSW Department of Mines. Card gave the first ever account of Australian radioactive minerals in a report published in 1894, and became an authority in the field.Mawson graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney in 1902, and his early work on geology led to his appointment as a lecturer in mineralogy and petrology at the University of Adelaide. He immediately became interested in the glacial geology of South Australia, but he also worked on radioactive minerals, identifying and describing the mineral davidite (containing titanium and uranium) in specimens from the region now known as Radium Hill, near Olary. That deposit was the first major radioactive ore body discovered in Australia.Mawson's letter relates to a controversy caused by the French mining engineer Charles Poulot, among other things credited with discovering the properties of carnotite, the major source for radium. In a 1909 paper by T.H. Laby, Poulot was quoted as saying that he had seen an enormous amount of apparently Australian ore from New England at a treatment works in Germany. The veracity of Poulot's assertion has been questioned, but as this 1906 letter asserts, it had already caused great consternation among the scientific fraternity even before Laby's paper was published. Indeed, Card had obviously approached Mawson about this bombshell, because the latter writes without preamble: 'How on earth did the 7 tons of radio-active ore leave Melbourne without general knowledge. Don't you think that M. Poulot has got the wrong details somehow or perhaps been "stuffed" by the German firm.' Mawson goes on to speculate on whether the ore being discussed has not, in fact, come from Austrian silver-lead mines, and discusses the valuable offers he has been made for uranium ores from 'London and New York brokers'.The letter concludes with a discussion of how discouraged Mawson is becoming regarding the ore from Olary. Olary was the site of some of Mawson's earliest significant scientific research, especially regarding glacial formation.On the controversy see David Branagan, 'Davidite and Other Early Events in Australia's Uranium Story', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 140).

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       Octavo, 107 pages, Number 47 of 106 copies printed on Japan Vellum and signed by Elbert Hubbard.  Bound in three-quarter morocco over marbled boards.  Six paneled spine, gilt, one with title, one with the author's names and four with lovely stylized daisies and foliage, dated 1906 at the bottom.  Top edge gilt.  Decorative double title page, colophon and head pieces designed by Dard Hunter, executed in burnt orange and black.  Portraits of Alice and Elbert on facing pages.  The extraordinary condition of the book is due to the presence of the original felt-lined clamshell box and fragile glassine wrapper.  The box, although quite worn on all of the edges remains complete with titled paper label. The glassine wrapper is also worn, with several tears and chips but both flaps are still present.  A stellar copy of one of Hunter's most handsome designs, scarce in the deluxe Roycroft binding.  

      [Bookseller: Green Gate Farm Antiquarian Books]
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        White Fang

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906 First edition, issue with tipped in title page on laid paper as usual. Original pictorial grey-green vertically-ribbed cloth. An excellent copy; the slightest trace rubbed at the extremities, else a very tight, clean and fine copy without any of the usual wear. One of the nicest copies we've seen. BAL 11896.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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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.

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        Journal de L' Expedition Antarctique Francaise 1903-1905. Le "Francais" Au Pole Sud

      Paris: Ernest Flamarion, Editeur 1906, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 3p.l.,[vi],xxxvii,486pp. Fine. Quarto. Frontispiece portrait and many illustrations from photos, (full page and in text), and maps (one folding). Original illustrated front wrapper bound in. Original contemporary (publisher's) dark green quarter morocco, with marbled endpapers; gilt top edge others uncut. Spine evenly sunned but still very bright. Rosove 60.A1; Spence 253. Narrative of the first French Antarctic Expedition, 1903-1905, in the ship 'Francais'. Surveyed the west coast of Palmer Peninsula, discovered Loubel Coast, Peltier Channel & charted the Biscoe Islands. The expedition wintered at Wandel Island. There is no English translation of Charcot's narrative. Preface by L'amiral Fournier..

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        Map of Japan

      Kobe, Japan.: Fuku-In-Kwan.. 1906.. Folding map, printed color, 29 x 41 inches on sheet size 30 x 41 3/4 inches, folding as issued to 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Foxing on verso (not affecting map), single pinhole in each corner, a few lightly soiled spots and 1/8 inch separations at fold intersections, some soft creases from folding, overall good condition. Map is printed on two conjoined sheets. This striking map of Japan created under the direction of Takachika Okishio features Shikoku surrounded by 10 inset maps as follows: Chishima (Kurile Islands), Hokushu (Hokkaido), Ogasawara-Jima (Bonin Islands), Hachijo-Shima, Ioshima, Okinawa, Saki-Shima, Kyushu (Saikaido), Taiwan (Formosa), and Eastern Asia. Scale of main map 1:1250000. Features a Glossary and Explanation of Signs which include Towns or Railway Stations, Boundaries of Prefectures, Notable Places, Hot Springs, Water-falls, rapids, Volcanoes, Light-Houses, Gold, Silver, Coal-Oil, etc. The map of Taiwan measures 13 x 9 inches and is centrally featured. The Japanese Government Railway series of Travelers Maps of Japan appear to have been modeled after this design. .

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        George Smith A Memoir

      UK 1906 - 1st Edition 1906. Bound by Riviere for private circulation. Copies printed un-known. Produced by a family member in memory of George Smith. Wonderful production quality. Came from the estate of a member of the Smith family.(Virginia Mury Smith) Includes sections about Smiths relationship with Charlotte Bronte. Book is near fine and in wonderful bright condition. Very rare. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 2741 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß

      Wien und Leipzig, Wiener Verlag, 1906.: 20th century; Deutsche Literatur; Erstausgabe; Erstausgabe Literatur; Erstlingswerk; First Edition; Literature; Rare Books; World Literature. 8°.. Dekorativer, außergewöhnlich gut erhaltener Leineneinband mit vergoldetem Rückentitel und zwei Dritteln Filzbezug (dieser Filzbezug mit vergoldetem Titel). Der kunstvolle Einband erscheint uns als eine Variante des originalen Verlagseinbandes. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur geringen, äusserlichen Gebrauchsspuren. Nur der obere Schnitt beschnitten - sonst in der unbeschnittenen (aber aufgeschnittenen) Verlagsfassung. Mit ausführlicher, handschriftlicher, privater Widmung auf dem kompletten Vortitel (1920). Die Widmung zitiert den Auszug eines Briefes "...vom 2.März 1920 von Wien nach Berlin". Von uns nicht verifizierbar.

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        Manuale del salsamentario

       Milano, Hoepli, 1906. Prima edizione. In 16°, legat. carton. edit., tagli rossi, pp. VIII 224 + pp. 64 di elenco manuali pubbl., 76 illustrazioni n.t. e f.t. anche a piena pagina. Condizioni molto buone: legat. un po' lenta a causa del parziale distaccamento dei risguardi e della prima e ultima carta; angoli dei piatti un po' usurati e leggermente piegati; piccolissima abrasione al margine superiore del piatto posteriore; segno di vecchia etichetta nella parte inferiore del dorso; interno ottimo e fresco.

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        Saint Joan Of Arc - 1st Edition

      New York And London: Harper & Brothers Publishers. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. c1919. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A charming First Edition, original decorated cloth boards in Near Fine condition, little shaken but sound, in scarce, price-clipped dustjacket with little chipping to top to spine and corners. First state with end papers printed in green and marginal decoration on page 18 in correct position. BAL 3689; Mark Twain's second book about Joan of Arc, reprinted from The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories, 1906. Twain, a big admirer of Joan of Arc, is quoted of have said after finishing his own biography about her "Possibly the book may not sell, but that is nothing, it was written for love" .

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1906., 1906. First Rackham Edition. 4to. Recently bound in half brown morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spine, publisher's original boards with gilt pictorial upper. With 50 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues. Near fine. Riall p74. Latimore/Haskell p.27. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [126]. BMC No.1 [1984]; 'Edwardian Children's Books'. BMC No.271; 'The Great Illustrators'. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1005

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      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1906. ONE OF 100 COPIES on paper, of which 80 were for sale (and 20 on vellum, 15 for sale). Hardcover. 292 x 203 mm (11 1/2 x 8"). 161, [1] pp. ONE OF 100 COPIES on paper, of which 80 were for sale (and 20 on vellum, 15 for sale). Original linen-backed paper boards, edges untrimmed. Initials designed by Eric Gill. Printed in red and black in Subiaco type. Hornby 22; Tomkinson, p. 6. A little soiling to paper boards, slight bump to head of spine, but quite an excellent copy, and pristine internally. Calling it "a marvellous book," Franklin includes the "Utopia" in a group of five Ashendene productions of medium proportions (mostly small folio) "which in scope and skill have as much appeal as any Ashendene books." This is the first Ashendene with marginal notes in red, and the elegant initials, which constitute one of Eric Gill's earliest commissions, are also in red. One always hopes to find special press books like this one in immaculate internal condition, as here, but achieving this is more and more difficult now.

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        POEMS, 1899 - 1905

      London & Dublin: A.H. Bullen / Maunsel & Co., 1906.. Blue cloth, spine elaborately stamped in gilt, edges untrimmed. Spine faintly rubbed, small bruise to lower edge of rear board, else near fine. First edition. Inscribed in the month of publication: "To Miss Horniman from her friend the writer. Oct. 1906." Horniman, the daughter of a wealthy tea merchant, joined the Order of the Golden Dawn in January 1890, the context in which she first met Yeats. In later years, Horniman was the primary patron of the Abbey Theatre and served, for a time, as Yeats's amanuensis. For a substantial account of her connection with Yeats, see pp. 709-713 of LETTERS III. WADE 64.

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        Christina's Fairy Book

      London: Alston Rivers, Ltd.,, [1906]. Sextodecimo (115 × 90 mm). Mid 20th-century buckram, titles painted to upper board in black and white, rules painted to spine in black, patterned endpapers Illustrated title page and dedication leaf. Title page printed in red and black. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Contemporary gift inscription to dedication leaf. Wrappers rubbed with wear at the corners, edges of boards, and ends of spine, occasional spotting particularly to titles and early leaves, spine cracked between pages 64 and 65. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Ford's scarcest book, issued in the so-called Pinafore Library, a series of small gift books written by well-regarded literary authors such as Arthur Ransome, Lady Sackville, and Ford himself. The rather eccentric publishing habits of Alston Rivers leave one to conjecture what happened to this edition since it is a genuine rarity in the canon. Only a handful of copies are known, with no copy recorded at auction in the past 35 years at least. Harvey never saw a copy of this or the American edition, and until now neither had we. COPAC records only three copies and OCLC shows none in America, although there is a copy at Princeton added after the Naumburg collection check-list was published in the Princeton University Library Chronicle.

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        THE WOODLANDERS (Presentation Copy Inscribed By the Author to His Second Wife, Florence Hardy)

      London: Osgood, McIlvaine Hardy, Thomas. THE WOODLANDERS. London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1906. Later Edition. This is the PRESENTATION COPY of the novel Hardy considered his finest which was given by him to his future second wife, Florence Emily Dugdale, during the time she first began acting as his secretary, four years before the death of the first Mrs. Hardy. At the time of its presentation, it was the most current version of the novel and it is inscribed: "To/ Miss F. E. Dugdale/With the Author's Kind Regards/Christmas 1908." The copy has been well-read by the second Mrs. Hardy as one might expect and shows some wear but little tear, still in very nice original condition without major flaw. Despite Hardy's formality of inscription, he was already quite drawn to Miss Dugdale by this time and a more intimate presentation copy of this title would be hard to find. Florence Hardy's personal copy of THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE (later edition with her bookplate, NOT inscribed by Thomas Hardy) made $12,095.00 at Sotheby's London in 2001. Spectacular association. Housed in a new quarter-morocco slipcase. . Inscribed By Author. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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

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