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        Zawiadomienie. Dzis w nocy wyrwalismy opryszkom cerskim z Pawiaka ...

      

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        ÜBER EINE METHODE ZUR BESTIMMUNG DES VERHALTNISSES DER TRANSVERSALEN UND LONGITUDINALEN MASSE DES ELEKTRONS [in] ANNALEN DER PHYSIK. Vierte Folge, Band 21

      Leipzig Verlag Von Johann Ambrosius Barth 1906 - First edition. The volume is illustrated with nine plates, two of which are double page and 4 of which are folding, also numerous diagrams, tables and other such illustrations throughout the text. 8vo, in the original publisher’s blue cloth ruled and lettered on the spine in gilt. viii, 1056 A fine copy, very bright and clean, the binding and endpapers only with the lightest of mellowing, a few index leaves towards the end just a touch dusty at the upper right edges. FIRST EDITION LANDMARK WORK OF ALBERT EINSTEIN as originally published in Number 4, band 21 of the "Annalen der Physik", one of the most important and influential scientific journals of the twentieth century. This volume contains Albert Einstein’s, "Über eine methode zur bestimmung des verhaltnisses der transversalen und longitudinalen masse des Elektrons" an important correction to his prior statement (in his famous paper on relativity) of how mass increases with velocity. Also in this volume are 55 other significant papers in physics by such noteworthy authors as Heinrich Schnell, Max Toepler, Karl Fuchs and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Writings.

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1906-7 - 24 volumes, octavo (195 x 128 mm). Original publisher's red half morocco, titles and floral decoration gilt to spines separated by two flat bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines faded and rubbed, overall a very good set. Frontispiece to each volume, occasional plates throughout. A complete set of the first Hillcrest edition, a supplementary 25th volume was added later in 1907. This edition was the second uniform collection of Twain's works to be published, the first such collected edition being the Underwood/Riverdale edition of 1901.

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        Sophy of Kravonia

      Harper and Brothers New York 1906 - First Edition. Novel of adventure and intrigue in the same vein as Prisoner of Zenda in which "the heroine, a high spirited, penniless English girl, goes to Kravonia to seek her fortune. She has the good luck to save the life of the Prince, who falls in love with her. The story of her career becomes a galloping romance, in which adventures, court intrigues, and hair breadth escapes follow one another in quick succession." Basis for the 1920 Allied Artists feature black and white silent film directed by Gerard Fontaine and starring Diana Karenne and Walter Gordon. This copy remarkable for retaining the original printed dustjacket. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, few small chips at spine ends and flap corners. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue De Fries E C. Milano Macchinario, Utensili, Apparecchi, Di Solleva Mento

      - Milano. Ca. 1906, hardcover 665 pages. Catalogue full of tools and machinery. This catalogue was specially made for the yard of Cantieri Navale di Muggiano. The name of the yard is on the front of the book. This yard became the later Fincantieri Yard. In the catalogue you will find thousands of detailed illustrations of tools, instruments and machinery wich could be ordered by the yard of Muggiano. De Fries was a Wholesale Company from Dusseldorf-Germany with a branche in Milan. Book in good condition. Front has some ages spots. Italian language [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Cartes a Jouer du XIVe au XXe siècle

      Librairie Hachette & Cie, Paris 1906 - (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) Provenance: Monsieur Bois ("exemplaire imprimé pour Monsieur Bois" on verso of half title in 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 towards 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 many copies were printed. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [ETCHING] PORTRAIT OF A JEW READING SCRIPTURE [SIGNED BY THE ARTIST]

      1906. 1st Edition. Framed and Matted 9 1/2 X 12 inch etching on paper by Hermann Struck of a Jew reading Torah, signed by Struck in the lower margin. Not dated, but probably from early 20th century (1900-1910) .

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        Journal de l'expédition antarctique française 1903-1905. Le "Français" au Pôle Sud ... Préface par l'Admiral Fournier ... Suivi d'un exposé de quelques-uns des travaux scientifiques par les membres de l'état-major MM. Matha, Rey, Pléneau, Turquet, Gourdon, Charcot.

      

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        The Novels of Jane Austen (In Ten Volumes)

      New York, Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby, 1906. The Old Manor House Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good condition. No. 956 of 1000 numbered & registered copies. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson. Introduction by Prof. William Lyon Phelps. Color plates by C.E. & H.M. Brock. 8vo; brick red cloth, paper spine labels. All volumes with color frontis & 2 color plates, all with tissue guards. Volume 1 with unsigned portrait of Austen, "said to have been painted when she was on a visit to Bath, at age 15 by Johann Zoffany," according to the caption printed in red on the tissue guard. Paper labels tanned; minor wear to ends of spine; occasional unopened pages.

      [Bookseller: G. F. Wilkinson Books, member IOBA]
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        Kaukasus. Reisen und Forschungen im kaukasischen Hochgebirge. Band I und II in 2 Bänden.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1905-, 1906. - 4°. XXVII, 347 SS., mit 21 Kupfer-Heliogravüren und 10 Faltpanoramen; XIX, 395 SS., mit 17 Kupfer-Heliogravüren, 8 Falt-Panoramen und 5 geologischen Profilen (fehlt die Karte in Band 2 am Schluss, sonst komplett) Original-Leinen mit Goldprägung Umfangreicher Forschungs- und Reisebericht des ungarischen Kaukasusforschers und Bergsteigers Moritz von Dechy (1851-1917) mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und detailierten Routenbeschreibungen sowie ethnologischen und geologischen Beobachtungen. Die Bände 1 und 2 sind in sich abgeschlossen und enthalten die Reisebeschreibung, im Jahr 1907 erschien noch ein dritter Band, der für sich steht und die Geologie behandelt - dieser ist hier nicht vorhanden. - Der erste Band ist komplett, im zweiten Band FEHLT leider die Karte am Schluss, sonst alle Tafeln vorhanden. - This is the original edition, volumes one and two, without the self-contained volumes three that came out later. Volume one is complete, in volume two the map at the end is missing - price accordingly reduced! A heavy set - shipping outside the EC will be expensive. "- Schönes Exlibris auf den vorderen Spiegeln. Kaum fleckig, gut erhalten. Hier ohne die Karte in Band 2 (im Preis stark berücksichtigt!) - in der Originalausgabe selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        La bijouterie française au XIXe siècle.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Rede of Birds [and] Autobiographies.

      

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        Ouvrages de Ferronnerie Moderne (Modern Metal Works)

      Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts. 1906. First. First edition. Large folio. 12pp., and 24 plates. Quarter cloth portfolio with illustrated paper covered boards and three cloth ties. Ex-library copy, bookplate, perforated stamp on the title and two text pages, and very small ink stamp at the bottom right margin of the plates. Spine is split along the front joint, toning to the pastedowns, a few small tears to the edges of the last plate, else very good. The plates depicting elaborate wrought iron gates and various metal works are nice and clean. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Novels of Jane Austen. (In Ten Volumes).

      New York, Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby, 1906. The Old Manor House Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good condition. No. 956 of 1000 numbered & registered copies. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson. Introduction by Prof. William Lyon Phelps. Color plates by C.E. & H.M. Brock. 8vo; brick red cloth, paper spine labels. All volumes with color frontis & 2 color plates, all with tissue guards. Volume 1 with unsigned portrait of Austen, "said to have been painted when she was on a visit to Bath, at age 15 by Johann Zoffany," according to the caption printed in red on the tissue guard. Paper labels tanned; minor wear to ends of spine; occasional unopened pages.

      [Bookseller: G. F. Wilkinson Books, member IOBA]
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        SOUTH AFRICA A POEM

      [Garden City, NY]: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1906. 8 leaves. Small octavo. Gray wrappers, printed in black. Upper fore-corner of upper wrapper creased, pencil note (see below), otherwise near fine. First edition in book form, one of less than thirty copies printed to secure copyright in the US. Kipling's poem in opposition to the terms of the grant of self-governance to the Union of South Africa first appeared in THE STANDARD on 27 July 1906, and A. P. Watt arranged with Doubleday for its publication in this format to secure copyright in the US. Kipling never collected the poem, although an earlier, different poem wore the same title. From the Nelson Doubleday collection sale, noted in pencil on the upper wrapper 'Published July 1906'. Scarce - Richards locates 8 copies in institutions. RICHARDS A204. STEWART 305. LIVINGSTON 304.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Friedrichshafen, 10. III. 1906. - 1 p. on double leaf. 4to. In German, to Nicolas Thege de Konkoly, director of the meteorological institute in Budapest, thanking him for "the ongoing sending of interesting publications by the royal meteorological institute. There is particular value in the information on winds, in view of its importance for airship travelling [ ]. - With small remarks by the addressee, stamped.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Journal de l'expà dition antarctique française 1903-1905. Le "Français" au Pà le Sud . Prà face par l'Admiral Fournier . Suivi d'un exposà de quelques-uns des travaux scientifiques par les membres de l'à tat-major MM. Matha, Rey, Plà neau, Turquet, Gourdon, Charcot.

      1906 - Paris: F. Jourdan for Ernest Flammarion, 1906. 8vo. Original morocco backed marbled boards, spine lettered, dated at the foot, and decorated in gilt, printed pictorial wrappers bound in, top edge gilt, fore-edges uncut, lower edges trimmed, pictorial lithographic wrapper bound in, marbled endpapers; pp. [xvi, including initial blank and portrait-frontispiece], xxxvii, 486, [2], with folding map and many illustrations (several full-page) maps, charts and tables in the text; light wear to extremities; internally only light browning in places; a good copy. First edition. Financed by an inheritance received in 1893, Charcot's French Antarctic Expedition initially intended to search for Nordenskjà ld, from whose Antarctic expedition there had been no word in the spring of 1903. However, on reaching Buenos Aires and finding that the Swedish expedition had returned safely, Charcot continued to the Palmer Archipelago and the Graham Land Coast. There, in spite of damage sustained by the Français, the expedition succeeded in discovering 620 miles of new coasts and islands, making an accurate map of the Graham Land Archipelago, undertaking numerous scientific observations, and assembling extensive collections of zoological, botanical and geological specimens. The work was issued in two bindings: printed wrappers and morocco-backed boards, with the printed wrappers bound in; the present copy is a very fine example of the latter binding, and the pictorial wrappers are in very fresh condition. Conrad p. 134; Denucà 2385; Spence 253; Taurus 54. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        The Safety of the Honours.

      London William Blackwood and Sons 1906 - First edition, 8vo.,x, 351 (blank), 32pp., inscribed by Queen Mary [consort of King George V] 'To Lord Cowdray from Mary R. Sept: 1924. ' on front free endpaper, a few minor, random spot, publisher's red cloth gilt, a little rubbed at extremities, spine slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy with an excellent provenance. 'The version of the story of the Honours of Scotland adopted in this novel differs in some material respects from the ordinarily historical version.' Authors Note. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A collection of six pamphlets from 1905-1906.

      , 1905-1906. - Together 6 items, all 8vo. A collection of early pamphlets dating from the time of the 1905 Revolution, published under Lenin's pseudonym N. Lenin. Comprises: Pobeda kadetov i zadachi rabochei partii [The victory of the cadets in the cause of the worker's party]. St Petersburg: O.I. Pastor, 1906, 78pp., unbound and uncut, without wrappers; Pobeda kadetov i zadachi rabochei partii [The victory of the cadets in the cause of the worker's party]. St Petersburg: O.I. Pastor for "Nasha Mysl", 1906, 78, [2]pp., last page with table of contents, original printed paper wrappers, with a note from the publisher at the end of the text; Kak razsuzhdaet t. Plekhanov o taktik sotsialdemokratii [How Comrade Plekhanov judges the tactics of social democracy]. St Petersburg: I. Lundorf & Co. for Vpered, 1906, original printed paper wrappers; Doklad ob obedinitelnom sezde rossiiskoi sotsialdemokraticheskoi rabochei partii [Report on the unity of the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party]. Moscow (St Petersburg: Delo), 1906, original printed paper wrappers, pages becoming loose; Nuzhdy derevni (K derevenskoi bednote) [Rural necessities (On rural poverty)]. St Petersburg: Ya. Levenstein, 1905, original printed paper wrappers; Agrarnyi vopros i "kritiki" Marksa [Agrarian questions and the "critics" of Marx]. Odessa: I. Kopelman, 1905, original decorative printed wrappers 2nd work: Sraffa 3302 (stating that it is the first edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Le Volcan d'Or. Illustrations par George Roux. Nombreuses photographies. Douze grandes planches en chromotypographie

      Collection Hetzel (Imprimerie Gauthier - Villars), Paris 1906 - In-4° (284x180mm), pp. (6), 492, cartonnage originale hetzeliano in p. percallina rossa à une tête d'élephant del primo tipo con titolo in nero disposto entro ventaglio dorato, una testa d'elefante impressa in oro, fregi vegetali ed ornamentali in oro e in verde, vignette in oro con scene ispirate ai Voyages extraordinaires, strumenti naturici e scientifici impressi in oro. Dorso au phare con titolo e illustrazioni varie in oro e a più colori. Piatto posteriore con monogramma di Hetzel in nero entro rosone e bordura ornamentale perimetrale in nero. Frontespizio illustrato con piccola vignetta di George Roux, al quale si debbono anche l'antiporta figurata e la maggior parte delle numerosissime incisioni n.t. e f.t., di cui 12 sono incise in cromotipografia (le restanti incisioni sono riproduzioni di fotografie originali dell'Alaska e del Canada). Ex-libris. Una dedica a penna a un bambino del tempo al titolo. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione in-8° (premier tirage de la première édition grande in-8°), contemporanea all'edizione originale in-16° (il copyright al verso del titolo reca la data del 15 novembre 1906) di questo romanzo verniano, fra gli ultimi della sua produzione, ambientato in Canada e nell'Alaska (per la precisione nel Klondyke) della corsa all'oro. L'edizione pre-originale del libro era apparsa nello stesso 1906 sul Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation, seguita a ruota dall'edizione originale in volume, impressa in due tomi in-16°. La presente tiratura fu impressa da Hetzel in tre distinte vesti: in mezza pelle, in brossura e, appunto, in cartonnage polychrome à une tête d'éléphant. L'opera venne scritta da Verne in collaborazione con il figlio Michel. Jauzac, pp. 304-306. Gondolo della Riva, I, p. 152, n. 74 C e tav. XLII. Francese [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kleine Dramen. Das Bergwerk zu Falun. Der Kaiser und die Hexe. Das kleine Welttheater. 2. Aufl.

      Leipzig, Insel 1906. - Zweite Auflage des Sammelbandes im Jahr der Erstveröffentlichung (Jacoby 78). Die drei Theaterstücke waren zuvor 1897 bzw. 1899 (Bergwerk) erstmals im Druck erschienen. Schmutztit., Tit., 131(1) S., 1 Bl., OHPgt. Mit golgepr. Rückentitel auf mont. Papierschildchen, zweifarbig gemusterter Deckelbezug, Kopfgoldschnitt.Einband etw. abgestaubt u. berieben. Rückennähte stellenweise aufgeplatzt. Mit einer eh. Widmung des Verfassers ("Meinem lieben Hans. Rodaun 1907") auf dem flieg. Vorsatzblatt

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1906 : 1906 Original Hardback Wisden

      1906. Hi, Here we have a rare 1906 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The 11th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright to the front and 100% original. The boards are very good, some very light spotting to the right edge of the front board, there is a rather large Hancox book plate to the first page (brother of Tony) very clean and presentable, superb inside. Excellent photoplate. A rare Wisden.

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        GENTE MENUDA. SUPLEMENTO INFANTIL DIARIO ABC. AÑO 1906. AÑO I.

      - Madrid 1906. Prensa española. Tela editorial. Suplemento infantil del diario ABC, fué editado por prensa española de 1906 a 1910 (Primera época) luego fué revista independiente,suplemento de Blanco y negro, y los domingos de ABC. Son 42 números( 1-42). Año 1906 completo en un solo volumen. 90 pp. (aprox). Muy ilustrado. 34x24 . Libro en Español / Book in Spanish [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRINCE MUDTURTLE

      ENRIGHT, MAGINEL WRIGHT. [BAUM,L.FRANK]. PRINCE MUDTURTLE by Laura Bancroft. Chicago: Reilly & Britton (1906). 8vo, pictorial cloth, 61p., slightest bit of edge soil else fine! 1st edition of this rare title in the Twinkle Tale Series, this is a wonderful fantasy written by Baum under his Bancroft pseudonym and illustrated in color by MAGINEL WRIGHT ENRIGHT.

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        No Man's Land. A History of Spitzbergen from its Discovery in 1596 to the Beginning of the Scientific Explorations of the Country.

      Oslo 1906. Large 8vo. X + (2) + 377 pp. Illus. in b&w. 2 folding maps in rear pocket. Publisher's full cloth. Ends of spine bumped. Rear pocket torn. Otherwise very good.

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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        The Aeneid; The Divine Comedy; Faust A Tragedy.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin,, 1906. The Divine Comedy translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Faust translated by Bernard Taylor; The Aeneid translated by Christopher P. Cranch. 12 volumes, octavo (266 x 184 mm). Finely bound by the Riverside Press in dark blue morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt separated by raised bands, panelled boards gilt, triple rule gilt to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With numerous illustrations on japon vellum; frontispieces in two states. The occasional minor blemish, offsetting to endpapers, excellent condition. Large paper editions, limited to 650 copies each of which this is number 73. Dante is in six volumes; Goethe in four and Virgil in two. A particularly handsome set.

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        La bijouterie française au XIXe siècle

      1906 - 3 volumes, 384 + 336-X + 474 Paris, H.Floury, libraire-éditeur, 1906, in-4, 3 volumes, 384 + 336-X + 474 pp, brochés, couvertures illustrées en couleurs de l'éditeur, Évolution du bijou selon trois périodes : 1800-1850 (du Consulat à la Restauration), 1850-1870 (Second Empire) et 1870-1900 (Troisième République). Couvertures un peu défraîchis avec petits manques comblés au niveau de quelques coiffes ; dos du tome I refait. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Die Lokomotive - Illustrierte Monats-Fachzeitung für Eisenbahntechniker - 3.Jg.1906 bis 35.Jg.1938. (in 15 Bänden gebunden).

      Wien, Berg Verlag 1906-1916. 1.Auflage, ca.240-280 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen pro Jahrgang, (ab Jg. 4: Monatsfachzeitschrift), 4°, Halbleinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband, Einband etwas berieben, bei einem Band der Rücken aufgeplatzt, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand Zeitschrift

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Deinbacher]
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        Western Tibet and the British Borderland. The Sacred Country of Hindus and Buddhists. With an Account of the Government, Religion and Customs of the Peoples. With a Chapter by T.G. Longstaff describing an attempt to climb Gurla Mandhata. With illustrations and maps. [First edition]

      London, Edward Arnold, 1906. Original blue cloth hardcover, decorated with gilt. xvi,376 pp.; Photogravure frontispiece. 2 large fold-out maps in color and many illustrations in the text and full page; 25x16 cm. Text in English - (sl. worn, sl. browned) Although still very good, see picture. More pictures on request.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        WESTERN TIBET AND THE BRITISH BORDERLAND, THE SACRED COUNTRY OF HINDUS AND BUDDHISTS WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE GOVERNMENT, RELIGION AND CUSTOMS OF THE PEOPLE

      London: Edward and Arnold. Good+. 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Original blue cloth decorated with gilt. (xv) , 376pp. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Photogravure frontispiece. 2 large fold-out color maps ( Western Tibet & Western Tibet and British Borderland. ) 175 partial & full-page b/w illustrations from photographs. A chapter by T. G. Longstaff describing an attempt to climb Gurla Mandhata. Front cover has a semi-circle stain; endpapers somewhat tanned. G+ Condition. Asia, Western Tibet; Maps & b/w Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages .

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        THE MIRROR OF THE SEA [inscribed by Conrad]

      1906. [inscribed by Conrad] New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1906. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in yellow, grey and brown. First (American) Edition, published on the same day as the London one. This was Conrad's first volume of autobiographical non-fiction. This copy is in Cagle's binding "a," with the smaller (17x11mm) anchor-and-rope device on the front cover -- probably the earlier binding state, and certainly the one more-frequently encountered. This is a very good copy (spine darkened, rubbing at extremities and of pictorial pigment). Cagle A11b. Housed in an attractive cloth slipcase with inner chemise.~This is an inscribed presentation copy from Conrad, with the following endpaper inscription: "To Elena Wright | affectionately, from | her friend the Author | 4th Oct. 1906." Eleanor Annie "Elena" Wright (1877-1961) was Jessie Conrad's first cousin -- the daughter of Jessie's mother's sister Sophie -- who took dictation and typed for Conrad during these early years. In fact, THE MIRROR OF THE SEA owes a lot to Elena Wright: as Ford Madox Hueffer (Conrad's co-author of the recent ROMANCE) later recalled, Conrad "wrote" this book by reminiscing out loud (with Elena Wright taking it all down) -- in Hueffer's presence (Hueffer typically takes much credit for reminding Conrad of many events). Three things are noteworthy about this inscription: first, that it is so familiar ("affectionately, from her friend"); second, that at this early stage of Conrad's career (he would not hit it big until CHANCE in 1914), he chose to inscribe with humility, i.e. to write "the Author" rather than his signature; and third, that the date "4th Oct. 1906" was the actual date of publication of both the UK and US editions. (There is also a more recent inscription on the same leaf: "Eve Goodman from J.S. Hall | in memory of Nell"; since "Nell" is often a nickname for Eleanor, these people were quite likely descendants of Elena Wright.) Provenance: small bookplate of Stanley J. Seeger (his sale II, lot 254).

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        BOUNCING BABIES.

      Dent, London, n.d. [1906]. - Scarce Robinson title. Illustrated green cloth boards with speckled loss of colour especially on upper board and spine, but decoration less affected. Hinges have been reinforced. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy indeed of this elusive title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Child's Christmas pictured by Charles Robinson

      Blackie and Son Limited N.d. [1906], London - 227 pp. Bound in full crimson morocco with gilt lettering & decoration to spine. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and pictorial endpapers. Original gilt decorated cloth cover bound in at front. Area of darkening to front board at lower right and edge. With 38 colour plates and colour title page by Charles Robinson. Plates complete. Numerous b&w illustrations. A VG copy.

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        THE WOLF-MEN: A TALE OF AMAZING ADVENTURE IN THE UNDER-WORLD ..

      London, Paris, New York and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1906.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-264, eight inserted color plates, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown, green, black and gold. First edition. "Imaginative boys' lost race adventure novel about the discovery of an underground world replete with monsters from earth's prehistory, others, such as giant spiders, and a race of vicious subhuman creatures, the wolf-men." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 178. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1809. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 631. Eaton catalogue III, p. 14. Bleiler (1978), p. 160. Reginald 11844. Faint damp-staining to rear cover, some foxing, mostly to preliminary and terminal leaves, but a bright, very good copy. A nice copy of this scarce, attractive Edwardian juvenile. (#147351)

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        Gesigt van de Visbrug, de Waag en Vismarkt, te sien naar de Hooglandsche kerk en Stadhuys tooren, tot Lyden. | Vüe du Visbrug, du Pois et Poissonerie, vers l'eglise de Hooglande et la tour de la Maison de Ville a Leide.[Amsterdam], Leonardus Schenk, [ca. 1728/35]. Large engraved wall print on 2 sheets, (together 58 x 97 cm) the sheets overlapping each other slightly, showing the traditional business centre of the city of Leiden. The title, both in Dutch and French, is printed in a banderole at the head, with putti on each side supporting the arms of Leiden and Holland. Leonardus Schenk's name appears as engraver and publisher at the right tip of the banderole. In black passepartout and gilt frame (82 x 121 cm).

      Overvoorde, Catalogus van de prentverzameling der Gemeente Leiden (1906), no. 964; Waller, Biogr. woordenb. Noord Ned. graveurs, p. 287. A large engraved wall print in two sheets showing the trading and commercial centre of the city of Leiden, at the convergence of the Oude Rijn and Nieuwe Rijn canals. Unlike most other Dutch towns, Leiden had no central market square, so that the waterways formed the major access routes for merchandise. On the banks of the canals there is a lively market that converges on the bridge central in the print. Market traders and customers come and go. Women from the coastal fishing villages of Katwijk and Noortwijk display fresh fish for sale. Right in the print we see the monumental "Waag", the weigh-house built in 1658 following a plan by the Dutch architect and engraver Pieter Post. The splendid relief, designed by Rombout Verhulst, that crowns the entrance, is reproduced with a sharp eye for detail. In front of the building commercial goods are hoisted up from carts and a number of ships for transport to the weigh-house. Several other ships had moored and now continue to their destination. A boat flying the Dutch flag brings in a prominent party, while a herald standing precariously at the bow trumpets for right of way. We know of several other wall prints by Schenk depicting local situations with almost photographic detail. Thanks to this detail important socio-historical aspects have been passed on to later generations giving these prints an important cultural meaning today. With some faint foxing, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Lysaker, 22. XII. 1906. - ¾ S. 4to. "Ihr verehrtes Schreiben vom 19. d. M. habe ich soeben erhalten. Es würde mir eine Ehre sein mit Ihnen in Verbindung zu treten, und ich wäre bereit Ihnen die erwähnten 10 Klavierstücke für eine Summe von 5000 frcs. zu überlassen. Ich wäre Ihnen für eine baldige Antwort sehr dankbar [ ]".

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        Portraitpostkarte m. eigenh. Unterschrift W. F. Cody Buffalo Bill 1906.

      1 S., Kl.-8. Die Buffalo Bills Wild West bezeichnete Karte wurde bei J. Weiner in Wien gedruckt. Im Portrait eine gedruckte oder gestempelte Unterschrift, am unteren Rand die Orig.-Signatur. - 1906 kam Buffalo Bills Wild West Show zum zweiten und letzten Mal nach Wien. - Leicht berieben bzw. fleckig. -

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        Western Tibet and the British Borderland.: The Sacred Country of Hindus and Buddhists. With an Account of the Government, Religion and Customs of the People. With a Chapter by T.G. Longstaff describing an attempt to climb Gurla Mandhata.

      London Edward Arnold 1906 - The author was a member of the Indian civil servce and deputy commissioner of Almora. His book includes a chapter by T. G. Longstaff describing an attempt to climb Gurla Mandhata. Longstaff provided many of the photographs used to illustrate the book. Cordier BS 2927; Morrison I, p. 674; Yakushi S203 An exceptionally fine copy in the original blue cloth. First edition Tall 8vo, pp. xv, [i, blank], 376; frontispiece, 5 maps (2 folding); numerous illustrations, some full-page.

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        Enumeratio Plantarum in Insula Formosa sponte crescentium hucusque rite cognitarum adjectis descriptionibus et figuris specierum pro regione novarum. [AND] Flora montana Formosae, an enumeration of the plants found on Mt. Morrison, the Central Chain, and other mountainous regions of Formosa at altitudes of 3.000-13.000 ft. [AND] Materials for a flora of Formosa, supplementary notes to the Enumeratio Plantarum Formosanarum and Flora Montana Formosae. [Complete].

      Tokyo, The College of Science, Imperial University, 1906-1912. Three volumes in three. Large 8vo (25.5 x 18.7 cm). 1,435 pp. [I(1906): 704; II(1908): 260; III(1911-1912): 471], one coloured folded map, 58 engraved plates, several text illustrations. Later uniform blue paper-covered boards with printed title mounted on the front boards.= Despite the three different titles these works clearly belong together, as they all deal with the botany of modern day Taiwan. The first part discusses the low altitudes (below 3,000 ft). The second, by Hayata alone, is on plants from higher elevations on this mountainous island. This area was little explored, and therefore Hayama added many new species. With 41 plates, this part is the most richly illustrated. The third part, also by Hayata, contains additions and corrections to the first two parts, and includes many new taxa too. A complete set such as this one is rare. About eight plates in the first part have some marginal repairs with Japanese paper, but otherwise in very good condition. Stafleu and Cowan, 5678, 2497, 2500.

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        Gesigt van de Visbrug, de Waag en Vismarkt, te sien naar de Hooglandsche kerk en Stadhuys tooren, tot Lyden. | Vüe du Visbrug, du Pois et Poissonerie, vers l'eglise de Hooglande et la tour de la Maison de Ville a Leide.[Amsterdam], Leonardus Schenk, [ca. 1728/35]. Large engraved wall print on 2 sheets, (together 58 x 97 cm) the sheets overlapping each other slightly, showing the traditional business centre of the city of Leiden. The title, both in Dutch and French, is printed in a banderole at the head, with putti on each side supporting the arms of Leiden and Holland. Leonardus Schenk's name appears as engraver and publisher at the right tip of the banderole. In black passepartout and gilt frame (82 x 121 cm).

      Overvoorde, Catalogus van de prentverzameling der Gemeente Leiden (1906), no. 964; Waller, Biogr. woordenb. Noord Ned. graveurs, p. 287. A large engraved wall print in two sheets showing the trading and commercial centre of the city of Leiden, at the convergence of the Oude Rijn and Nieuwe Rijn canals. Unlike most other Dutch towns, Leiden had no central market square, so that the waterways formed the major access routes for merchandise. On the banks of the canals there is a lively market that converges on the bridge central in the print. Market traders and customers come and go. Women from the coastal fishing villages of Katwijk and Noortwijk display fresh fish for sale. Right in the print we see the monumental "Waag", the weigh-house built in 1658 following a plan by the Dutch architect and engraver Pieter Post. The splendid relief, designed by Rombout Verhulst, that crowns the entrance, is reproduced with a sharp eye for detail. In front of the building commercial goods are hoisted up from carts and a number of ships for transport to the weigh-house. Several other ships had moored and now continue to their destination. A boat flying the Dutch flag brings in a prominent party, while a herald standing precariously at the bow trumpets for right of way. We know of several other wall prints by Schenk depicting local situations with almost photographic detail. Thanks to this detail important socio-historical aspects have been passed on to later generations giving these prints an important cultural meaning today. With some faint foxing, otherwise in very good condition.

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        MANUALE DELL'ARCHITETTO - COMPILATO SULLA TRACCIA DEL BAUKUNDE DES ARCHITEKTEN. TORINO, UTET, 1906 - 1935.

      DONGHI, Daniele. MANUALE DELL'ARCHITETTO - Compilato sulla traccia del Baukunde des Architekten. Torino, UTET, 1906 - 1935. In-4°: 2 Volumi in 10 Tomi. Leg. mz. tela d'epoca scritta in oro ai dorsi,(compresa l' appendice). Opera rara e ricercata in prima edizione,illustrata da migliaia di figure nel testo,da tabelle e da Tavole fuori testo,così composta: Vol.I - Parte I: Materiali,elementi costruttivi e finimenti esterni delle fabbriche,pp. 1012.Vol.I - La costruzione architettonica - Parte II, Elementi complementari od accessori e finimenti interni - Sezione I: "Lavori da falegname, da fabbro, ecc. intonachi, Rivestimenti, Provvista e distribuzione dell' acqua, Ghiacciaie, Lavanderie, Smaltimenti dei rifiuti, Freddo artificiale", pp.782. Vol.. I- Parte II - Sezione II, "Impianti di illuminazione, di riscaldamento e di areazione, di telegrafia e telefonia, di elevatori - ascensori", pp. 540. Vol. II. La composizione architettonica - Parte I: "Distribuzione" - Sezione I: "Abitazioni civili. Edifici religiosi: Edifici per istituti di educazione. Edifici di conforto. Stabilimenti balneari: Edifici per il servizio postale, telegrafico e telefonico, pp. 1118. Vol.II - Parte I - " Stabilimenti carcerari, penitenziari, di correzione e di soccorso: Mercati del bestiame, ammazzatoi e macellerie, Mercati coperti. Magazzini commerciali di deposito e di approvvigionamenti. Esposizioni, Istituti di credito e commerciali", pp. 777. Vol. II - Parte I - Sezione III: "Sedi di Società commerciali, di aziende giornalistiche, librarie ed editrici. Locali e fabbricati per il commercio,Stabilimenti sanitari, Ricoveri, ospizi, asili vari", pp. 794. Vol.II - Parte I _ Sezione IV: "Biblioteche e archivi, Impianti e fabbricati per lo sport: Impianti ed edifici per scopi vari: Sudi per pubblici spettacoli: Edifici e impianti per intrattenimenti, assemblee, festeggiamenti, ecc. Sedi di associazioni per scopi vari: Studi per artisti, professionisti e fotografi", pp. 852. Vol.II - Parte I - Sezione V: "Edifici amministrativi. Palazzi per il Parlamento. Edifici giudiziari",pp.525. Vol.II - Parte II: "Decorazione ed estetica architettonica",pp.285. Appendice:" La sicurezza dei fabbricati, L'igiene nella costruzione, l'acustica e l'ottica: Restauri, consolidamenti, ecc. L'urbanistica, La professione dell'architetto. costruttore", pp.492, con 303 figg.e 10 tavv. per lo più ripiegate Cfr. Pagliaini, I, p. 469. Raro.

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        Photographs of the Everard and Musgrave Ranges Expedition, South Australia, June-September 1914

      A highly important record of early European contact with the Yankunytjatjara people. Eight gelatin silver print photographs, each 100 x 127 mm, unmounted; versos with the photographer's pencilled captions and sequence numbers; all of the prints are in fine condition. Although principally an ornithologist, by the early 1900s Adelaide-born Samuel White 'had earned a reputation as Australia's pre-eminent field naturalist ... During the years 1906 until 1922 he completed six major expeditions into Central Australia and a number of shorter trips.' (Jones, Philip.Images of the Interior: Seven Central Australian Photographers. Adelaide :South Australian Museum, 2011, p.30). The expedition to the Everard and Musgrave Ranges in June-September 1914 was undertaken in conjunction with the South Australian Government's geological expedition to the far north-west of South Australia. White was invited to accompany it as naturalist and 'to make observations on Aboriginal life and customs. This was to be one of the last Australian exploring expeditions in the nineteenth-century tradition. The party of six Europeans and two Aboriginal guides set out from the Oodnadatta railhead with sixteen camels on 28 June 1914. They travelled north-west into the unexplored Musgrave and Everard Ranges, making observations and collecting natural history specimens.' (ibid. p.33) The photographs of the Yankunytjatjara people of the Everard Ranges taken by White created much scientific interest, as the only previous contact the Yankunytjatjarahad had with Europeans was during the brief encounter with members of the Elder Exploring Expedition in 1891-92. The prints were sent to renowned anthropologist A.C. Haddon at Cambridge, and White's essay on the Yankunytjatjara, accompanied by four of the photographs, was published in the journal Man in 1921. White also published his own memoir of the expedition, In the far north-west : an expedition to the Musgrave and Everard Ranges (Adelaide, 1916). White's pencilled captions on the verso of each photograph are as follows: 9a. Everard natives in camp 9b. Aborig. who accompanied on exp. thro the Ev. Ranges 10a. Aborig. of E.R. throwing spear 11a. A young Everard man 13a. Middle-aged woman of the Everard. 14a. Young woman with child 14b. Nursing the first child 16a. A Musgrave native home. Native shelter in the Mulga scrub

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