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        The Golliwogg's Desert-Island

      London Longmans, Green, & Co 1906. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and stained. Some crayon marks on fep and title page First Edition Illustrated board cover with red cloth spine 64pp :: 30 full-page colour illustrations :: 220mm x 280mm (9" x 11") :: In the name of political correctness, Upton's wonderful golliwog - heroic, gentle, gallant and resourceful - has been lumped together with stereotypes and condemned out of hand. In fact, when picture books were filled with images of white-skinned, golden-haired, blue-eyed children, Upton was the first to use an Afro-Caribbean character as the main protagonist

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. With Drawings by Arthur Rackham.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906.. First trade edition, 4to, xii, 126 pp. 50 coloured plates tipped in on art paper with captioned tissues, map to fly leaf, some foxing to early leaves, particularly the half title. Original gilt decorated russet cloth, neatly rebacked retaining the original backstrip. Latimore & Haskell p27. Riall p74.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Wheel of Life

      Doubleday Page New York: Doubleday, Page. 1906. Early reprint. Light wear at the corners, about fine. This copy Inscribed by the author to her sister and closest friend, Rebe, who was the dedicatee of her novel, The Voice of the People: "Rebe Gordon Glasgow from Ellen Glasgow." A wonderful association. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les champignons comestibles et les espèces vénéneuses avec lesquelles ils pourraient être confondus. Deuxième édition.

      4°. XLI, 118 S., 1 S. Mit 52 chromolithographierten Tafeln. Originalhalbleinwandband. Nissen 1183 (für die erste Ausgabe von 1890). - Zweite Ausgabe, gegenüber der ersten ohne die zwei schwarz-weissen Tafeln, die in der neuen Auflage nicht übernommen wurde. - Im Schnitt leicht stockfleckig. Einband leicht fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        The Mirror of the Sea

      Harpers New York: Harpers. 1906. First. First American edition. Very slight, scattered foxing to the pastedowns else a fine and fresh copy. The painted lettering and illustration to the boards is bright and unrubbed. One of Conrad's most autobiographical works, episodic memoirs of several sea voyages. A lovely copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      1906. 1. EATON, SEYMOUR. THE ROOSEVELT BEARS: THEIR TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES by Seymour Eaton (Paul Piper). Philadelphia: Ed. Stern, 1906 (1906). 4to, green cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, corners very sl. rubbed else VG-Fine. 1st ed. of the 1st Roosevelt Bear book. The two Roosevelt Bears- Teddy B. and Teddy G. leave their home out West to set off on many adventures. Illustrated by V. FLOYD CAMPBELL with 16 full page color plates plus a profusion of black and whites in-text. Nice copy, quite scarce.

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

      1906-14. [Fermat, Pierre de (1601-65).] Wolfskehl Prize. Extensive archive consisting of 35 manuscript and 5 printed documents concerning the founding and early administration of the Prize, established by a bequest left by Paul Wolfskehl (1856-1906), to be awarded to the first person to solve Fermat's Last Theorem of 1637. Ca. 140pp. G?ngen and Darmstadt, 1906-14. Various sizes. Very good to fine. The documents include numerous signatures and signed statements of famous G?ngen mathematicians David Hilbert, Felix Klein, Hermann Minkowski, Carl Runge and Edmund Landau, among others (see list below for details). From the library of historian of physics Jagdish Mehra (1931-2008).The Original Mathematical-Scientific Archive Relating to the Most Celebrated Problem in Number Theory, Fermat's Last Theorem. The Wolfskehl Prize, intended for the first person to publish a complete proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, was established in 1907 by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences; it was awarded 90 years later to British mathematician Andrew Wiles, who published his proof in 1995. The worldwide fame of Fermat's Last Theorem in the last century is due in no small part to the Wolfskehl Prize; as Alf van der Poorten, author of Notes on Fermat's Last Theorem (1996), remarked, "It's the romance, and size, of this prize that gave the FLT its popularity and notoriety" (quoted in Barner, p. 1301).The story of Fermat's celebrated "Last Theorem" is among the most famous in the history of mathematics: Fermat owned a copy of the 1621 Arithmetica of Diophantus, edited by Claude Bachet, and was in the habit of noting his own number theory propositions in the margins of the book. In 1637 Fermat made a marginal note next to one of the problems put forth by Diophantus, stating, in essence, that equations of the form xn + yn = zn have no whole-number solutions when n is greater than 2. In his note Fermat stated that he had found a truly marvelous proof (demonstratio mirabilis), which would not fit into the narrow margin of the book. Fermat died in 1665 without revealing his proof, and today some scholars doubt that he actually achieved it. In 1670 Fermat's son published a second edition of Bachet's Diophantus that incorporated all of Fermat's marginal notes and propositions. Most of Fermat's propositions were proved during the 18th century, but the Last Theorem remained a stumbling block for succeeding generations of mathematicians, and by the early 19th century it had gained a reputation as perhaps the world's most baffling mathematical mystery. "Simple, elegant, and [seemingly] impossible to prove, Fermat's Last Theorem captured the imaginations of amateur and professional mathematicians for over three centuries. For some it became a wonderful passion. For others it was an obsession that led to deceit, intrigue, or insanity" (Aczel).Among the many mathematicians, professional and amateur, who came under the spell of the Last Theorem was Paul Wolfskehl, a Darmstadt physician from a wealthy family who took up the study of mathematics in the 1880s after he began exhibiting symptoms of multiple sclerosis. In January 1905, about a year and a half before his death, Wolfskehl altered his will to include a bequest of 100,000 gold marks to the Göttingen Academy of Sciences (Königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften) for the establishment of the Wolfskehl Prize, to be awarded to the first person either to solve Fermat's Last Theorem or to supply a valid counterexample. The bequest originally amounted to about $1.5 million in today's money, but was reduced by inflation and currency devaluation to $50,000, the amount that Wiles was awarded in 1997. Upon receiving notice of Wolfskehl's bequest, the Göttingen Academy appointed a commission, consisting of mathematicians Ernst Ehlers, David Hilbert, Felix Klein, Hermann Minkowski and Carl Runge, and began working on formulating the rules and conditions of the prize. The archive we are offering documents this process in detail, and also offers a great deal of information on the early years of the Wolfskehl Commission to 1914. For further details, including a listing of all the documents in the archive, please contact us.

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        Autographed Letter Signed about his illness

      Princeton, NJ, 1906. unbound. very good. Autographed letter signed to a family member, regarding his final illness, a cancer which was kept secret as the disease was much stigmatized at the time. 2 pages, small 8vo on fine paper (small chip, glue stain on extreme right margin). Princeton, New Jersey. Jan. 2, 1906. Rare. ...I have been quite ill since Christmas Day and was not really well for some time before that...I am solemnly advised that nothing but great care can give me hope of recovery and good health. All this has been kept from the public as much as possible and I hope this will continue...but I think you should know...

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        Les champignons comestibles et les espèces vénéneuses avec lesquelles ils pourraient être confondus.

      4°. XLI, 118 S., 1 S. Mit 52 Chromolithographien. Orig.-Halbleinwandband. Nissen 1183 (für die erste Ausgabe von 1890). - Zweite Ausgabe, gegenüber der ersten ohne die zwei schwarz-weissen Tafeln, die in der neuen Auflage nicht übernommen wurde. - Im Schnitt leicht stockfleckig. Einband leicht fleckig.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        [Volkmann, Hans von] Strabantzerchen. Bilder und Reime

      H. & F. Schaffstein 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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books ]
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        FLEET FACT BOOK. "Not for Publication"

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

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        Lord Randolph Churchill.

      In two volumes. London. MacMillan and Co. Ltd. 1906. First edition. Illustrated. XVI,(2),564;VIII,(1),531 pp. Photogravure portait frontispiece to both vol., 8 photogravure photos., 7 plates, 3 facsimiles. Publisher`s red cloth. Vol II weak inner joints. Partly foxed. Minor staining to spine. 23 x 15 cm

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        Památky kovanych praci XVI. az XVIII. Století v Hradci Králové. Czech art of Iron and Metal work from the 16th to the 18th century

      Bohm Prague: Böhm, 1906. First edition. Softcover. vg. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. Original decorative wrappers with gold lettering on front cover. Publisher's device on title-page. Decorative tailpiece. Title-page and text in dark green lettering. Rare and fascinating work on the Czech art of iron and metal work from the 16th to the 18th century, profusely illustrated with 17 full-page numbered plates. Each plate is a heliogravure reproduction of a metal or iron work (locks, gates, etc..). Closed tear at lower part of spine. Text in Czech. Wrappers in overall very good to near fine, interior in near to fine condition.

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        LES CARTES À JOUER du Quatorzième au Vingtième Siècle. Paris, Hachette, 1906.

      2 voll. Ril. edit. carton., dorso rivest. in tela, illustr. ai piatti, taglio sup. in oro, cm 30x24, Tomo I: pp XVI, 504; Tomo II: pp 640, compless. 3200 illustr di cui 456 a colori, 12 tavv acquerellate, 25 fototipie, 116 scatole per carte, 340 illustrazioni. Ottimo esempl. Hind 409.

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        Einzelschriften über den Russisch-japanischen Krieg. Bd. 1-8 + Chronologische Übersicht.

      Wien, Seidel, 1906-13. Bound in 17 volumes, text volumes in contemporary half calf, plate volumes clothbacked portfolios. With numerous plans, coloured folding maps. With librarystamps.. Beiheften zu "Streffleurs Österr. milit. Zeitschrift

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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:

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
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        MANUALE DEL MODERNO FALCONIERE, Milano, Hoepli Ulrico, 1906

      ... descrizione dei falchi, cattura, educazione, volo e caccia alla selvaggina con gli uccelli di rapina... 10 x 15, ril. ed. cartonata, rip. al dorso e macchioline all'interno, pp.247 + 64 con elenchi manuali Hoepli pubblicati. Sono presenti 14 delle 15 tavole (manca la n. 1) e 80 illustrazioni nel testo. L'estrema rarità di questo famoso manuale, può rendere accettabili le condizioni non perfette (a richiesta possiamo inviare foto e spiegazioni dettagliate, però sarebbe preferibile vedere l'opera)

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        The Novels of Jane Austen - The Winchester Edition - 12 Volumes. Pride & Prejudice ; Emma; Sense & Sensibility; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons & Letters

      John Grant 1906. 12 volumes, 1906 & 1912 bound in a recent full tan morocco. Raised bands, gilt lettering and devices, gilt lines to the boards. Very clean, attractive set, with top edge gilt, others uncut. Bindings are 215 mm tall. Original published as 10 volumes, two additional volumes were published containing Lady Susan, The Watsons and The Letters. Consistently the most popular of the standard sets of Austen. One or two minor marks to the edges, else a lovely set.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        Boswell's Life of Johnson [Samuel Johnson]

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

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        MAX ERNST, OEUVRE-KATALOG. Das Graphische Werk.

      7 voll, bella ril. carton. con sovr., dorso in tela e cust., cm 33x25, DAS GRAPHISCHE WERK, pp XXIV, 288, 1 tavv a colori all'antip., oltre 300 ill. b/n;WERKE 1906-1925, pp XIX, 416, 789 ill. b/n.; WERKE 1925-1929, pp XVI, 102, 1563 ill. b/n; WERKE 1929-1938, pp XVI, 396, 2303 ill. b/n: WERKE 1939-1953, pp XVI, 381, 3040 ill. b/n; WERKE 1954-1963, pp XVI, 422, 3826 ill. b/n;WERKE 1964 - 1969, pp XVI, 400, 773 ill. b/n. Esempl perfetto.

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        Lucretia Garfield’s copy of “The Mother of Clubs: Caroline M. Seymour Severance” inscribed to her by suffragist and abolitionist Caroline M. Severance

      “The Mother of Clubs: Caroline M. Seymour Severance, An Estimate and an Appreciation” edited by Ella Giles Ruddy. 191pp, 5” x 7.5”. Los Angeles: Baumgardt Publishing Co., 1906. First Edition. Green cloth binding. Gilt title on cover and spine. Lengthy inscription on the font free-endpaper “To my valued friend, Mrs. Lucretia Garfield, as a slight token of a Sincere admiration, & in the hope that she may find sympathetic interest in many of the topics of the little volume, & overlook the ardent adjectives & phrases of my devoted Editor, – from C.M. Severance, ‘El Nido.’ Los Angeles. June 1906.” Fine condition. The book contains her biography, letters, addresses, her reminiscences of friends such as J.G. Whittier, R.W. Emerson, and Julia Ward Howe, and excerpts of letters to her from Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Elizabeth (Mrs. G.A.) Custer, Lucretia Garfield (pp 154-155), and others. There are a few full page photographs including one of Severance and Susan B. Anthony. Involved in reform causes, including women’s rights and abolition, Caroline M. Severance (1820-1914) attended national and regional Woman’s Rights conventions, and, in 1866, helped Susan B. Anthony found the Equal Rights Association. In 1867, with Lucretia Mott, T.W. Higginson and others, she helped to found the Free Religious Association. In 1868, she and others founded the New England Woman’s Club which she served as president until 1871. With Lucy Stone, she helped found the American Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. Severance was one of the more active abolitionists and suffragists in the country, organizing through the medium of women’s clubs.

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        Liberia - with an Appendix on the Flora of Liberia by Otto Stapf

      London: Hutchinson & Co 1906 London: Hutchinson & Co, 1906. First edition. 2 vols., Thick 8vo. 28 color plates, 426 black & white Illustrations, 4 folding maps, and 18 Maps in text. Original gilt-stamped maroon cloth. A little rubbing at edges, corners bumped and inner hinges cracked but binding is sound; overall, a very good set of this massive and comprehensieve account

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

      Late August and early September New York (i.e., Brooklyn): Late August and early September, 1906. Three leaves (170 mm x 215 mm) Hotel St. George letterhead., addressed variously to A.C. Spencer. 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.

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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"; B&W and Color Illustrations .

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      In 8vo; pagine numerate da 39 a 96. Una illustrazione nel testo. Cart. editoriale ocra. Esemplare slegato. Edizione tirata in 250 esemplari. Douglas pubblicò tra il 1904 ed il 1907 otto monografie raccolte nel volume "Materials for a description of Capri". Esse furono stampate a Londra e a Napoli presso editori diversi, in un numero limitato di copie con numerazione progressiva delle pagine. Le monografie, come pubblicazioni singole, sono assai rare. Doria, 399; Furcheim, pag. 7; Woolf A9: ?This anonymus pamphlet, issued for private distribution, was the third of the Capri monographs. It consists of an account of Fabio Giordano and his Historia Napolitana, from wich Douglas here edits and prints for the first time De Capreis Insula?.

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

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        On Tramp among the Mongols, reprinted from the North-China Daily News,

      First Edition, 118pp plus appendix leaf and folding map, complete with 27 photographic plates including frontispiece (this strengthened with tissue along margins on verso), neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated on some plate edges, mid 20thC library cloth, a good copy with half title, Shanghai, North China Daily News & Herald Ltd, 1906. "The first accurate information of a tract of country [the Liao River] that had never been surveyed and mapped by any Western traveller." Photograph available on request.

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        Military Report and general information concerning St Lucia.

      War Office, 1906. viii + 38pp + large folding map. Ex Royal Artillery Institution library with bookplate on inside cover and several h/s's in text. Mostly clean in original worn boards. The map was specially prepared for the War Office and is attractively coloured, 11 x 16" Factual handbook to the islands prepared for the British Army. Very scarce.

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

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        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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        A MODERN SYMPOSIUM from the library of Henry James

      Brimley Johnson & Ince Ltd. London: Brimley Johnson & Ince, Ltd., 1906. Hardcover. Covers a little stained with a small piece of cloth lacking from the spine edge at the front. First published in 1905. Henry James's copy, SIGNED and dated 1906 by him on the front free endpaper: Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson was a British author, historian, and political activist. E. M. Forster, his literary executor, was criticized for refraining from publishing details of Dickinson's sexual proclivities, including his foot fetishism and unrequited love for young men.

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        The Friends of Voltaire

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1906 First edition. Half brown morocco over marbled boards, spine decoratively tooled in gilt and blind, with firve raised bands. Top edge gilt. Octavo. Ten portrait plates. Extra-illustrated with forty-five additional portraits, mostly engraved (two hadn-colored) and from the eighteenth and early nineteenth century; subjects include Descartes, Franklin, Louis XVI, Catherine the Great, Rousseau, Beaumarchais, Euler, Pascal, et al. Also with one leaf of manuscript by Voltaire laid in. Back board rubbed in one spot, otherwise a fine, clean copy in morocco-tipped slipcase. The manuscript page is part of a letter and is dated in a different hand, "5 fevr. 1749." Voltaire offers to send a third party, whom he characterizes as a fine citizen and a great thinker, his last copy of one of his works, a copy he was using to produce a new edition. We do not know which of his works is referred to in the letter, but it is interesting to speculate.

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        The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit ( 1st/1st - 1906 )

      Frederick Warne & Co, 1906. Hardcover. Good. Frederick Warne & Co, New York 1906. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1906 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Gray cloth boards. Panoramic fold out wallet format. 14 color plates. Scarce. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear and rubbing, cloth torn at the bottom right corner of the front board, delicate but intact, light foxing. Comes in a poly bag with cardboard backing.

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        Rock-Climbing in North Wales

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

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        Don Quixote of the Mancha... with illustrations by Daniel Vierge

      New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1906. Copy No. 95 of only 140 copies on Imperial Japan paper with two additional full-page illustrations, and with extra prints, before letter, of all the full-page illustrations. Four volumes of text with illustration and an additional volume with prints. ________ Fine bright condition: the four volumes of text, title in gold, "Scribners" at bottom, 3/4 white vellum, gilt top, other edges uncut; the volume with prints, 3/4 white vellum folding box, with title and "plates before text in gold, and "Scribners" at foot---one of two silk ties loose, and rear of folding box slightly foxed. All 103 separate plates with tissue guards, which have titles printed on bottom. ________ This set is in amazingly fine condition and no other copies printed on japan vellum are offered. The price reflects the stellar condition of the books, the extra illustrations, and the overall SELECT nature of the set.

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

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

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      LONDON : Hodder & Stoughton , 1906 . First Edition . VG . 4TO . Rackham's second major commission and generally considered his most important book. With guarded frontis and 49 other guarded plates, mounted on brown card and bound in at rear. The book has been lovingly rebacked with the original spine laid on. Corners are bumped, some foxing to first few pages. All of the plates are in fine condition.

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        The Novels and Letters of Jane Austen. Chawton Edition. Twelve Volumes

      Frank S. Holby New York: Frank S. Holby, 1906. Hard Cover. Number 458 of 1250 copies. Each volume includes color illustrations. All of the volumes are in their original binding of brown cloth with paper title labels to spines. The title labels are browned, lightly foxed, and have minor wear. There is light wear to the edges and corners of the boards of each volume. Volume seven has been expertly restored with the only noticeable evidence being modern endpapers. The color plates are printed on a different paper stock than the text and unfortunately all of the plates have some foxing. The text pages and tissue guards facing the plates are also foxed. Aside from the plates and facing pages, the interiors remain bright and clean. A very nice printing of AustenÕs works. LIT/081611 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.

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      1906. 2. [BAUM,L.FRANK]. PRAIRIE-DOG TOWN by Laura Bancroft. Chic: Reilly & Britton (1906). 8vo, pict. cloth, 61p., FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw lightly soiled and chipped but VG). 1st ed. of this title in the Twinkle Tale Series. A wonderful fantasy written by Baum under his Bancroft pseudonym and illus. in color with 14 full page color illus. plus color pict. title page and line illustrations by MAGINEL WRIGHT ENRIGHT.A very scarce title, rare in the dust wrapper.

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      Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit by Beatrix Potter author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" Etc. Frederick Warne & Co., London & New York (December 1906),(FIRST EDITION/2nd ISSUE), with "New York & London" on rear cover, 12mo; unpaginated accordion-fold/panoramic wallet-style light green cloth binding First edition 2nd issue state; one of only two Beatrix Potter stories first published in this special and very rare wallet form, with 14 full-page illustrations and 14 pages of text in one long accordion folder with green linen backing. A very good copy with fragile tab hinge intact; an entirely unsophisticated copy - offered with a very modest reserve - RARE The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit was written for publisher Harold Warne's little girl, Louise, who told "Aunt Beatrix" that Peter "was much too good a rabbit, and she wanted a story about a really naughty one!"(Linder, 183). This accordion style book was not popular with booksellers; customers tended to leave them unfolded and the books were inconvenient to re-fold. Consequently, these titles went out of print after the first two printings. They were not reissued until 1916, and then in book form only. (Quinby 12). The present work is entirely intact, with some old creasing, and light soiling to some pages, cover and tipped-in plate on front cover, Wallet intact, including tab and slot, with rubbing to silver. A notoriously fragile printing, usually found quite worn and disjointed. Very rare and highly collectable.

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        The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit ( 1st/1st - 1906 )

      Frederick Warne & Co, 1906. Hardcover. Good. Frederick Warne & Co, New York 1906. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1906 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Gray cloth boards. Panoramic fold out wallet format. 14 color plates. Scarce. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear and rubbing, cloth torn at the bottom right corner of the front board, delicate but intact, light foxing. Comes in a poly bag with cardboard backing.

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      London,1906.. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE, London, Warne, (1906). 108 x 89 mm, 4½ x 3¾ inches, opening to 2492 mm, (98 inches), pale green cloth wallet with silvered tuck-in flap, small colour plate onlaid, lettered and decorated navy blue, mottled lavender lining paper. 14 colour plates and 14 pages of text in accordion folding panorama. Folds and corners of wallet very slightly rubbed, 8 mm (3/8 inch) rusty spot plus a few minute rusty spots on the back, very faint almost imperceptible 10 mm (½ inch) water spot on front at lower right corner, silver a bit worn on tuck-in tab, ink inscription on title page. Margins of 2 facing pages slightly grazed through adhesion, 5 mm ( ¼ inch) very faint stain on first 4 pp, first text page slightly creased. A very good copy. London and New York on back of case, believed by Linder to indicate the first issue of November 1906, December being the second. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Story of Miss Moppet

      London and New York, Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1906. Duodecimo. Panorama mounted on pale blue linen, arranged in pairs with text on recto and illustration on facing verso, folded concertina-style into the original blue cloth wallet-style case, with closing tab heightened with silver. Colour pictorial label to front cover. Illustrated by the author. Silver rubbed from front tab, light wear and rubbing to page edges as usual, overall a bright copy. First edition, first issue (with "London & New York" on rear cover). Only 10,000 copies of the first printing. "At the beginning of 1906 when working on "The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher", Beatrix Potter was also planning some stories for very young children. Each story contained fourteen pictures and fourteen pages of simple text. The pictures and text were arranged in pairs and were in panoramic form … Three stories were written in this form: "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit", "The Story of Miss Moppet", and "The Sly Old Cat"; but only the first two were published" (Linder, p. 183).

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      London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co., 1906. Fourteen pictures and fourteen pages of simple text laid in a panoramic format on a linen backing. The pages are folded concertina-style into the original blue cloth wallet. Wallet with orignial frontispeice and with repaired tab. To the reverse is stamped " Frederick Warnes & Co London & New York; this being the first edition first impression. Original linen binding with blue lettering and detail, very good with some general wear and a little rubbed. Contents clean, neat inscription , otherwise unmarked and all folds intact. A very good copy of this rare item.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Potter, Beatrix. 16mo.

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        The Novels of Jane Austen - The Winchester Edition - 12 Volumes. Pride & Prejudice ; Emma; Sense & Sensibility; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons & Letters

      Edinburgh: John Grant. 1906. 8vo.. H Full Morocco. Fine. 12 volumes, 1906 & 1912 bound in a recent full tan morocco. Raised bands, gilt lettering and devices, gilt lines to the boards. Very clean, attractive set, with top edge gilt, others uncut. Bindings are 215 mm tall. Original published as 10 volumes, two additional volumes were published containing Lady Susan, The Watsons and The Letters. Consistently the most popular of the standard sets of Austen. One or two minor marks to the edges, else a lovely set.

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        The Novels and Letters of Jane Austen

      New York and Philadelphia - Frank S. Holby, 1906 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The works of Jane Austen with many full-colour plates. Ten volumes of a twelve volume set. Comprising: Sense and Sensibliltyparts I and II, Pride and Prejudicepart II only, Mansfield Park parts I and II, Emma parts I and II, Persuasion, Lady Susan, The Watsons and The Letters of Jane Austen parts I and II. The missing volumes are Pride and Prejudice part I and Northanger Abbey. The Stoneleigh Edition, limited to 1250 copies of which this set is number 1012. With many colourful illustrations including a portrait of Austen, drawings of her residences and pictures illustrative of the stories. With an introduction by William Lyon Phelps (January 2, 1865 New Haven, Connecticut - August 21, 1943 New Haven, Connecticut), an American author, critic and scholar. He taught the first American university course on the modern novel and was a well-known speaker who drew large crowds. His enthusiasticwriting introduced a new generation of American readers to the work of Jane Austen. Condition: In original cloth covered bindings with paper spine labels. Externally, sound with bumping and shelfwear, especially to head and tail of spines. Slight straining to a couple of hinges. Internally, generally firmly bound though the half title and frontis of volume I are detached but present. One half of a fold-outfacsimile letter in volume XII is detached but present and can be easily repaired. Generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Novels & Letters of Jane Austen Stoneleigh Edition, 12 Vol Set

      Frank S. Holby, 1906. Limited. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. The Novels and Letters of Jane Austen Edited by R. Brimley Johnson with an introduction by Professor William Lyon Phelps, Ph. D. Frank S. Holby, 1906. Incredible 12 volume set which collects the novels and letters of one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Stoneleigh Edition, #975 of 1250 made. Each book bound in brown cloth with tan labels on spine. Uncut page edges. Each book has color illustrations. Spines are sunned. Light bumping and shelf wear. A scarce set in Good condition.

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