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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.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Moretti]
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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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        No Man's Land. A History of Spitsbergen from Its Discovery in 1596 to the Beginning of the Scientific Exploration of the Country

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1906, 1st Edition. () (xii),377pp. Very good. 8vo. original green cloth. Gilt lettering. Frontis. 10 Illustrations. 13 maps including two in pocket at rear. A very nice clean attractive copy. Arctic Bibl. 3382. Very scarce..

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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited,, 1906. 2 vols., octavo. Original burgundy cloth, title gilt to the spine, and to the upper board together with the Churchill family crest gilt, rules in blind to all boards. Photogravure portrait frontispiece to each, 6 other photogravures in all, 7 other plates one of them coloured and 3 facsimiles, one folding, one double-page. Free endpapers a little browned, some foxing to the fore-edge, hinges of volume I cracking, but a very good set, cloth mildly rubbed, spines a touch dull. . First Edition, first issue, only printing. This copy with a tipped-in, two-page letter signed by Churchill, and with salutation, subscription, and marked "Private" in his hand, to the civil servant and historian Sir Spencer Walpole. The letter is on embossed House of Commons stationery, the body of the text in a secretarial hand. In it Churchill expresses his indebtedness "for the kindness which has prompted you to forward me the corrections which occurred to you as necessary in future editions. I will revise it most carefully in view of them," and thanking him for his "most complimentary and encouraging opinion" of it; "It was a labour of love to me, and I am very glad to think that it has been accomplished without giving rise to bitter controversy." The book was published on 2 January 1906 to "almost universal acclaim in the Press" (Churchill Winston S. Churchill II) the Sunday Times remarking on Churchill's "maturity of judgement, levelheadedness and discretion" and the Spectator praising his style: "He has chosen the grand manner... but the general effect is of dignity and ease." Churchill also received plaudits from a number of well-known political biographers, J. A. Spender, biographer of Campbell-Bannerman and Asquith, called it a "brilliant book", and W. F. Monypenny, author of the Life of Disraeli, remarked that "alike in style and architecture and for its spirit, grasp and insight the book seems to me truly admirable". To these we can add Walpole, who had also written a family biography in his two-volume life of Spencer Perceval, and later wrote the official biography of Lord John Russell. Ownership inscription of Sir Spencer Walpole's son-in-law and literary executor Francis C. Holland verso of the front free endpaper of volume I.

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      1906. CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL, 2 VOLUMES. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906. First edition, New York issue. xviii +564 pp./ix + [1] + 532 pp. 8vo., red cloth stamped in gilt and blind, t.e.g. Cloth and gilt lettering, top edges bright. Minor shelfwear to spines and corners. Internally very clean and tight. Previous owner's personal bookplate in both volumes. Illustrated with photogravures and b/w reproductions. A son's very formal biography of his father.

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        Eine Hasengeschichte in acht Bildern

      Gustav Weise Verlag, 1906. Halbleinen. Mit sieben sehr schönen, ganzseitigen Farb-Lithographien und einer farbigen Deckelillustration "Inmitten grüner Waldeswelt Hat Försters Trinchen den Tragkorb gestellt. Die Kinder schlafen darin so schön, Da kann man noch Pilze suchen gehn! Doch Mummelchen und Pummelchen sind erwacht Und haben sich aus dem Korbe gemacht; Nun sitzen sie gar bedenklich im grase, Das sieht mit Erstauen die Mutter Hase. Frau Hase denkt: wie sind sie allein! Ich bring sie zu meinen Kinderlein! Und Mummelchen, Pummelchen an der Hand hat heimwärts eilig sie sich gewandt. Fie Häschen im traulichen Blätterhaus, die lugen voll Stauen zum Fenster hinaus; Sie spitzen die Löffel und wundern sich sehr: Was bringt den die Mutter so Drolliges her?..." Anmerkungen zu diesem Buch aus "Die Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch - Kinder- und Jugendbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten" S. 353/Nr. 494: "An die Stelle einer Anthropomorphisierung von Tieren tritt ier durch Verkleidung eine Zoomorphisierung von Kindern, die in der Tierwelt zu Besuch sind. Die erste Ausgabe erschien 1906, im gleichen Jahr wie "Wurzelkinder". Sie umfasste 8 Bilder..." alle Seiten (Titelblatt plus 7 Blätter) lose, hinterer Buchdeckel mit Knick in der oberen Ecke, Ecken/Kanten leicht berieben, Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt! Extrem seltenes Sammlerstück!

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      London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1906.. FIRST EDITION 1906, 4to, 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, frontispiece and 49 superb mounted coloured illustrations each with captioned guard, bound together after the text, rust red cloth, gilt illustration to upper cover, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, map on front endpaper, 126 pages of text. 5 mm (¼ inch) nick at head of upper hinge, head and tail of spine, hinges and corners just slightly rubbed, neat name at top of half-title, prelims and last 3 text pages slightly foxed, occasional faint slight margin foxing. Plates perfect. A very good plus tight copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906. Slight bit of rub from the tight-fitting felt-lined slipcase. Quite a lovely binding. Small 8vo. xlv, 254p. Bound by Bayntun in full tan calf with carved designs on the covers of flowers with painted petals and vines, and with backgrounds of built up dots, the spine with gilt titles and similar flower design in uneven panels with overall built up dots background, a.e.g., watered silk endpapers, the doblures of green suede with dentelles and gilt corner ornaments

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        Mr. Woodchuck

      Reilly & Britton Co 1906 Reilly & Britton Co, Chicago 1906. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Illustrated cloth boards. First state published by Reilly & Britton Co in 1906. Later printings show the publisher's name as Reilly & Lee Co. 62 pages. All 14 Illustrated color plates present. Red endpaper. L. Frank Baum's Rare publication under the name Laura Bancroft. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear and rubbing, bumped corners, spots on the boards, age toning and light spots on the pages, tight spine, name plates removed at the rear endpaper and verso of the rear free endpaper.

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      Boston: Dana Estes & Company. 1906. Hardcover. Very Good +. Complete in 12 Volumes. Illustrated Cabinet Edition. c.1906. Hardcover. Green cloth, gilt titles, gilt edge. 8vo. Very Good / Very Good+. Light general shelfwear, mild soil.

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      Boston: Dana Estes, 1906. Hard Cover. near Very Good binding. This set of the Illustrated Cabinet Edition of the Austen consists of EMMA (2 Volumes); PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2 Volumes); SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (2 Volumes); MANSFIELD PARK (2 Volumes); NORTHANGER PARK (1 Volume); and LADY SUSAN, THE WATSONS, THE LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN (2 Volumes). Appears to be lacking PERSUASION. Each volume illustrated with a paper spine label by C. Brock. The green cloth bindings are in excellent condition, though the paper spine labels are quite faded, with some chipping and staining. There is a previous owner name at the top of the front free endpaper of each volume. Mylar has been cut for each volume. near Very Good binding.

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        A young arctic explorer meets a prominent geologist. Three autograph letters, signed

      New York (i.e., Brooklyn): Late August and early September, 1906. Very Good/Three autograph letters from Ejnar Mikkelsen, Danish Arctic explorer, and later administrator for the Danish colonies in East Greenland, to Arthur Coe Spencer (1871-1964), American geologist, chemist, and hydrologist active in Alaska during the gold rush. Probably retained copies. These letters, arranging a meeting with Spencer in Washington apparently to discuss a technical question regarding Mikkelsen's plans for taking ocean depth measurements, were written on the stationary of the Hotel St. George in Brooklyn Heights right after Mikkelsen arrived in the U.S. to raise funds for his 1906-1907 "Duchess of Bedford" expedition to Alaska and the Beaufort Sea. The expedition was initially financed by the father of his "co-commander", Ernest de K. Leffingwell and by William Heinemann, who published Mikkelsen's first book that recounted this expedition ("Conquering the Arctic Ice", London, 1909). They are significant not only on account of their very early date (Mikkelsen was then only 26) and their relation to the first expedition that he commanded, but also because Spencer believed that there was no land north of Alaska, as was subsequently (but disappointingly) confirmed by Mikkelsen's expedition. . Three leaves (170 mm x 215 mm) Hotel St. George letterhead., addressed variously to A.C. Spencer.

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        The Christmas Books. Being; A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1906, 1907, and 1911., 1906. All First C.E. Brock illustrated Editions except for A Christmas Carol. 5 volumes; 8vo. Quite striking in publisher's original white cloth heavily decorated with cupids and leaves to spines and uppers, the titles on a gold background, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Beautifully illustrated with in text line drawings and coloured plates by Charles Brock. Commemorative stamp of Dickens and inscription to each volume, on f.f.e.p. or opaste down. Binding dusty to back panels, light sun-fading to a couple of spines. Very little wear. A stunning example. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [254]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Collection S. Bing - Objets d' Art et Peintures du Japon et de la Chine

      Paris, chez MM. Durand Ruel, 1906. - 1 volume in folio, six volumes in identical grey wrappers printed in red and black with Mount Fuji woodblock print in red on front covers. Interiors in excellent condition. Housed in an olive green cream and black patterned folding paper covered portfolio with 3 ties at edges. A very good copy. An illustrated auction catalogue of Bing's Collection of Japanese and some Chinese art. Contents: (1) Laques, Inro, Peignes (2) Porcelaines et Grès de la Chine, de la Corèe, et du Japon (3) Sculptures (4) Netsuke, Etuis de pipe, Kanamono, Eventails, Etoffes, Peintures (5) Bronzes, Fer Métaux divers, Accessoires d'armes et d'armures. An important book of reference. Siegfried Bing was a fine antique dealer and a renown collector of Asian Art et the end of 19th century. His collection was dispersed in 1906, in Paris. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DEUTSCHE ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR CHIRURGIE., Herausgegeben von Anschütz, Bardenheuer, Barth, Bergmann, Bier, Borchard, Brand, Braun, Burckhardt, Dollinger, Eiselsberg, Enderlen, Fischer, Friedrich, Garré, Graser, Haberer, Habs, Helferich, Hildebrand, Hochenegg, Kappeler, Kocher, König, Krönlein, Krogius, Küster, Küttner, Lauenstein, Lennander, Lexer, Madelung, Martens, Müller, Narath, Neumann, Payr, Perthes, (de) Quervain, Pels-Leusden, Poppert, Riedel, Ritter, Rose, Ruediger Rydygier, Sauerbruch, Schjerning, Schloffer, Schönborn, Sick, Stich, Sonnenburg, Trendelenburg, Wiesinger, Wilms, Witzel.

      Leipzig, Verlag von F. C. W. Vogel, 1906-1913. - Mit einigen Porträt-Tafeln, insgesamt über 20`500 Seiten mit über 2`500 Textabbildungen, 117 teils lith.Tafeln (wovon 45 farbig sind) mit z.T. mehrere Figuren (teils gefalt.), dazu vielen Kurven. Alle Bände mit Signatur Lexer in Bleistift /// Vorhanden sind: Bde. 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 100, 103, 104, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123 // Einzelbände auf Anfrage. Auslandsendungen können Ferienhalber erst ab 25.Juli versendet werden (Caused holiday only domestic orders can be proceeded until 25th of July). Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 22,5 x 16,5 cm. Dekorative Halblederbände der Zeit, roter Schnitt. Provenienz: Prof.Dr. Erich Lexer, 1867-1937, Freiburg. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Simplicissimus. Begründet von Albert Langen und Th. Th. Heine. XI. Jahrgang. April 1906 - März 1907

      München, 1906 - 1907.. 2 Bände. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. V, 416 S.; V, SS. 417-852. Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine. Folio. Unteres Rückenende des ersten Bandes etwas beschabt, sonst recht gutes Exemplar.

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        Beautiful Britain [12 Volume Numbered Royal Canadian Edition Set] : The English Lakes, Oxford, The Channel Islands, Surrey, Familar London, Scenery of London, Warwickshire, Vanishing London, Wessex, Happy England, Sussex, and London to the Nore

      Montreal, Quebec / London, England: Cambridge Corporation, Limited / A. & C. Black Set of 12 volumes of Beautiful Britain. All are in Very Good + condition. These are all from the Royal Canadian Edition, which was limited to 1000 copies. Each volume in this set is hand-numbered on the copyright page as number 42. All volumes are leather bound and in Very Good + condition. Each measures 22 by 17 cm. All bindings are tight and there is just some sunning on the spines. Each book contains numerous color illustrations with each picture protected by a blank opposing page. All were published by the Cambridge Corporation, Limited, Montreal. Although they are undated, they are from circa 1906. These books make a beautiful set and it is very rare to find a complete numbered set and with such a low number in the sequence. Although it states in the books that 1000 copies were printed, some records show that only 300 copies were actually shipped. A full description of each volume follows. Additional information is available on request. The individual book descriptions are: (1) The English Lakes: 231 pages. Described by William T. Palmer, painted by A. Heaton Cooper. Maroon leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Name of former owner in pencil on a front blank endpaper. Color frontispiece. Gilt edging along top page edges. Burgundy textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 75 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (2) Oxford: 265 pages. Described by Edward Thomas, painted by John Fulley-Love. Blue leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Rubbing to corners and spine ends and along top edges. Color frontispiece. Gilt edging along top page edges. Blue textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 60 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (3) The Channel Islands: 294 pages. Described by Edith F. Carey, painted by Henry B. Wimbush. Blue leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Rubbing to corners and spine ends and along top edges. Color frontispiece. Name of former owner in pencil on a front blank endpaper. Blue edging along top page edges. Navy textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 76 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (4) Surrey: 252 pages. Described by A.R. Hope Moncrieff, painted by Sutton Palmer. Maroon leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Color frontispiece. Gilt edging along top page edges. Burgundy textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 75 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (5) Familiar London: 208 pages. Painted by Rose Barton. Blue leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Rubbing to corners and spine ends and along top edges. Color frontispiece. Blue edging along top page edges. Navy textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 61 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (6) Scenery of London: 223 pages. Described by G.E Mitton, painted by Herbert M. Marshall. Blue leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Name of former owner in pencil on a front blank endpaper. Color frontispiece. Gilt edging along top page edges. Blue textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 75 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (7) Warwickshire: 372 pages. Described by Clive Holland, painted by Whitehead. Maroon leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Color frontispiece. Gilt edging along top page edges. Burgundy textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 75 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (8) Vanishing London: 294 pages. Described and painted by Philip Norman. Blue leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Color frontispiece. Gilt edging along top page edges. Blue textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 75 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (9) Wessex: 280 pages. Described by Clive Holland, painted by Walter Tyndale. Maroon leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Stain on bottom right corner on front cover. Color frontispiece. Gilt edging along top page edges. Burgundy textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 75 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (10) Happy England: 204 pages. Text by Marcus B. Huish, painted by Helen Allingham. Blue leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Name of former owner in pencil on a front blank endpaper. Color frontispiece. Gilt edging along top page edges. Blue textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 81 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (11) Sussex: 197 pages. Painted by Wilfred Ball. Maroon leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Color frontispiece. Gilt edging along top page edges. Burgundy textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 75 color illustrations (including frontispiece). (12) London to the Nore: 260 pages. Described by Marian Amy Wylie, painted by W.L. Wylie. Blue leather. Gilt lettering and decoration on front and lettering on spine. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Erased name of former owner in pencil on a front blank endpaper. Color frontispiece. Gilt edging along top page edges. Blue textured endpapers. Royal Canadian edition. Number 42 of a limited printing of 1000 copies. Contains 60 color illustrations (including frontispiece). Also contains 28 head and tail pieces to chapters, in black and white.. Illus. by A. Heaton Cooper; John Fulley-Love; Henry B. Wimbush; Sutton Palmer; Rose Barton; Herbert M. Marshall; Whitehead; Philip Norman; Walter Tyndale; Helen Allingham; Wilfred Ball; W.L. Wylie.

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        The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland

      Edinburgh: privately printed by R. & R. Clark, Ltd., 1906-1913. 15 parts (including the index) in seven volumes, quarto. (12 3/5 x 5 7/10 inches). 8 half-titles, 6pp. list of subscribers, 8pp. errata. 7 coloured titles, coloured frontispieces in volumes I-V (one chromolithographed), photogravure portrait frontispiece of the authors in vol.VII, 413 plates (373 photogravures, 40 uncoloured lithographs). Original pictorial wrappers within seven cloth-backed board portfolios with ties, contained within seven fine modern green half morocco boxes. An exceptional set in original parts of this inspirational privately-printed work on the trees growing in the British Isles, China, Japan, the Mediterranean and the Americas at the turn of the 20th century A valuable record of trees from around the world: with a significant number of examples from China, Japan, the Mediterranean and the Americas. All illustrated by very fine photogravures, most showing specimen trees in gardens in the British Isles, but with a number of images showing the species in their native habitats. The work was published by subscription. The exact number of copies printed is not known but the subscribers' list runs to 244 names, with a further 12 individuals or institutions receiving a presentation copy. Elwes and Henry took John Claudius Loudon's Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum; or, the trees and shrubs of Britain (7 vols, London: 1835-1838) as their starting point. Loudon recorded every tree of note in the British Isles, and after a period of over half a century when most of the specimens had suffered considerable neglect, Elwes returned to examine Loudon's trees anew and to record subsequent introductions. 'In taking stock of the results, the task which my friend Mr. Elwes has set himself differs ... from that which Loudon accomplished. That amounted to little more than a descriptive catalogue ... The present work aims at ascertaining the practical results [of growing various species]. What are the most favourable conditions for the growth of each species? What in turn are the most suited for different circumstances? And what, if any, profit can be derived from their cultivation on a large scale?' (W.T. Thistleton-Dyer writing in the 'Preface'). BM(NH) VI,p.300; Nissen BBI 595

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        The Works of Sir Walter Scott

      - London, New York and Toronto - Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1906 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete set of Sir Walter Scott's novels, illustrated throughout. In twenty four volumes. The titles, in chronological order are as follows:Old Mortality (1906) with illustrations;Quentin Durward (1907) with illustrations;Rob Roy (c1908) with forty-four illustrations; Woodstock or The Cavalier (1908) with sixty-five illustrations;The Black Dwarf (1908) with twenty-one illustrations; Guy Mannering (1909) with seventy-four illustrations;Waverley or The Sixty Years Since (1909) with fifty-seven illustrations;The Bride of Lammermoor (1909) with fifty illustrations;The Heart of Midlothian (1910) with forty-seven illustrations;The Antiquary (1910) with fifty-two illustrations;Kenilworth (1910) with forty-seven illustrations;The Monastery (1910) with forty-two illustrations;The Abbot Being a Sequel to The Monastery (1910) with thirty-six illustrations;The Fortunes of Nigel (1910) with fifty-two illustrations;Redgauntlet (1911) with thirty-six illustrations;The Pirate (1911) with forty-five illustrations;The Maid of Perth Or Valentine's Day (1911) with thirty-four illustration;Peveril of the Peak (1911) with thirty illustrations;Count Robert of Paris (1912) with thirteen illustrations;The Betrothed (1912) with twenty-five illustrations;Anne of Geierstein or The Maiden of the Mist (1912) with twenty-four illustrations;Saint Ronan's Well (1912) with fourteen illustrations;Ivanhoe (1912) with thirty-one illustrations;The Talisman (1912) with nineteen illustrations. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. With binder's stamps to front pastedowns 'Oxford binding'. Condition: In half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and occasional slight marks. Internally, generallyfirmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with foxing to endpapers, slight spotting to text block edge and occasional handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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      Hammersmith: Eragny Press, 1906. ONE OF 175 COPIES ON PAPER (and 10 on vellum). Hardcover. In De Sauty's Striking, Animated (and Final?) Binding. 210 x 133 mm (8 1/4 x 5 1/4"). 1 p.l., 59, [3] pp. ONE OF 175 COPIES ON PAPER (and 10 on vellum). VERY ANIMATED DARK GREEN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT AND INLAID, BY ALFRED DE SAUTY (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with double gilt rule border and inlaid frame of blind-tooled burgundy morocco, central panel dominated by very large and intricate cruciform ornament with lobed centerpiece featuring gilt flowers and vines and connected by strapwork with four similarly tooled panels above, below, and on either side, each cover also with eight inlaid burgundy morocco flowers within gilt circles and with four small gilt doves circling around the centerpiece; raised bands, spine compartments with gilt floral tooling, gilt-ruled turn-ins, top edge gilt. Original patterned paper wrappers bound in at rear. Very fine frontispiece of a lute player printed in four colors, woodcut border on first page of text, decorative woodcut initials in red, printer's device on final page, and many pages with printed music in red and black, all by Lucien and Esther Pissarro. Printed in red and black throughout. Evidence of bookplate removal on front pastedown. Urbanelli, p. 123; Ransom, p. 263; Franklin, p. 259; Tomkinson, p. 65; "A Century for the Century" 5. Aside from the slight surface damage caused by the bookplate removal, a VERY FINE COPY, bright and unworn inside and out. Operated between 1894 and World War I by the Pissarros, the Eragny Press produced charming books of the highest quality but in design unlike the other major private presses at work in England. The delicate colored wood engravings, the publisher's typical patterned paper bindings, and in general the inclination to be fresh and pretty rather than elegant, grand, or luxuriant gave this press a distinctive place in the movement. Lucien, who studied art under his father, the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, came to England hoping to get his woodcuts published and searching for an opportunity to make lovely books, two goals that were accomplished with the help of Charles Ricketts, the founder of the Vale Press, who shared his newly created Vale Type with Pissarro. Cave says that the Eragny Press books "had a charm and freshness quite unlike anything to be found in the work of any other private press, and in the printing of colored wood engravings in particular the press excelled." It is not surprising that Cave uses as his illustration to demonstrate this assertion the frontispiece of the lute player that appears in the present book. De Sauty trained briefly at the end of the 19th century at Riviere in London and subsequently made designs for the Hampstead Bindery and taught at the London County Council School of Arts and Crafts. In 1908 he emigrated to America, where he became manager of the extra bindery at the R. R. Donnelly Co. in Chicago. As suggested by the present example, he was a binder with enormous technical skill and a refined imagination for design. Nixon says that de Sauty "at his best could produce a coherent and telling design," and that "his finishing was of a very high standard." The binding by de Sauty reproduced in Nixon's "Five Centuries" is called "an outstanding technical achievement," and the one shown in the Broxbourne Library volume is described as "a most accomplished piece of finishing." According to a pencilled note on the front pastedown, this was the last book bound by Alfred de Sauty, and was finished in September 1923.

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        A Lodge in the Wilderness

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons. Very Good+. 1906. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good Plus condition. There is some very minor edgewear to the corners and a tiny stain to the back cover cloth. This is a very nice copy that we have had a custom slipcase made for by Starr Bookworks. Originally published anonymously in 1906. This is the first printing. See our copy. Prospective customers can always request images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Die KŠmme Aller Zeiten von der Steinzeit bis zur Gegenwart, Eine Sammlung von Abbildungen * The Combs of all Times from the Stone Age to the Present Day, A Collection of Reproductions * Le Peigne a Travers les Ages, Collection de Reproductions. Winter's Correction Copy

      Leipzig: Verlag Von H. A. Ludwig Degener, [1906-7]. Illustrated by 84 loose b&w plates. First edition. printed green cloth folder and gussets. 4to. pp. 12, [2] Part I & 2 half sheets, [84] plates. Very Good. Spine and gussets of folder repaired with 2/3 original flaps. Foxing starting to introductory pages printed in German, English and French. Winter's original correction copy with his pencil notation and plate corrections with additional drawings pasted to several plates. English corrections were never republished. Still the most comprehensive study of combs and hair embellishments ever made..

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        Original watercolour from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens: "He passed under the bridge and came within full sight of the delectable Gardens"

      London , 1906. Ink and watercolour on paper (179 × 258 mm), within original buff card mount, outlined in black and grey ink and gold paper, glazed with UV protection glass in the original Leicester Galleries gilt frame (430 × 528 mm). Small chip to lower right corner of frame, few faint marks to mount, tape renewed around the verso of the frame where the watercolour has been removed for examination; excellent condition in the original frame. This is the scene where Peter steers his little nest-ship, built for him by the thrushes, into Kensington Gardens. Signed and dated by Rackham at upper right. The painting, along with all the other originals from the book Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, was exhibited by Ernest Brown & Phillips at the Leicester Galleries, December 1906. With two exhibition labels on the verso: the Ernest Brown & Phillips label; and another printed exhibition label with the date and other details entered by hand, noting this as no. 21 in the exhibition, sold to the Hon. Walter James [i.e. Walter John James, 3rd Baron Northbourne (1869–1932)].

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1906. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, decorative block to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with 50 tipped-in coloured plates. Occasional scattered foxing but a very good copy in a fine binding. Signed limited edition, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.

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