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        Jack Jarvis' Jaunt

      N.p., 1906. 13 (of 14) original watercolor drawings, each with manuscript caption leaf. Some chipping to title and caption leaves. 13 (of 14) original watercolor drawings, each with manuscript caption leaf. An unpublished manuscript illustrated with 13 original watercolors. A skillfully and pleasingly executed series of watercolors illustrating the ill-fated journey of one Jack Jarvis, who returns from his jaunt without arms or legs. Unfortunately, the illustration showing the pivotal severings is missing. The author and illustrator, Charles Collette (1842-1924), was a popular English stage actor and composer. His extravagantly titled Cryptoconchoidsyphonostomata, or While It's to be Had, premiered in 1875 on the same billing as Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (From 'The Little White Bird')

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good. 1906. First Edition. Vellum. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Artist Limited Edition Edition de Luxe. The limited edition, illustrated and signed by Arthur Rackham. "This edition is limited to Five hundred Copies, numbered and signed by the Artist, of which this is No. 9". From the family library of Maxwell Laurie (brother of the publisher, Thomas Werner Laurie) and his wife Marjorie (daughter of the governor of Burma, Sir Herbert Thirkell White) with gift inscription to half-title. Bound in the original vellum with gilt titling and decoration but lacking the silk ties. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Map of Kensington Gardens to fep. Fifty tipped-in colour plates, mounted on brown art paper and protected by captioned tissue-guards; additional b/w drawings by Rackham in the text. xii, 126 pp. The vellum is not as white as it once was and has a few marks, the worst of which is a horizontal line across the goat on the upper board. The boards are bowed but the spine remains rounded and there is no pulling to the spine head. The contents are crisp and clean except for offsetting to two edges of the title page, light spotting to half-title and dedication page, and a 1cm ink blot to outer edges of back endpapers. The plates and tissue-guards are all in pristine condition without marking, foxing, creasing or other defects. Rackham's illustrations for Peter Pan are widely considered to be the highlight of his career and this edition, the most lavishly presented and collectable. .

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        ALS from Undershaw, Surrey, 15th Dec. 1906. 'Dear Madam, I have no objection to your using "The Frontier Line" as you suggest ...'

      1906 6 lines on recto only of telegram paper; one old fold.A note giving permission for the use of Doyle's poem "The Frontier Line", published in Songs of Action in 1898. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Fine unsigned Russian postcard photo, (Alexandra Louise Alice, 1864-1918, Grand Duchess of Russia, daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, wife of Sergei of Russia, became a nun and was murdered by the Bolsheviks)]

      1906 - showing her half length, seated, wearing mourning for her husband Grand Duke Serge who had been murdered, 5½" x 3½", no place, (Moscow) no date, c. Elisabeth was Empress Alexandra's elder sister. After the assassination of her husband in 1905, Ella, considered one of her generation's great beauties, gave up her position in society and became a nun. She was murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918 by being thrown down a mineshaft. Kaiser Wilhelm did his utmost to save her, but she thought the Russian peasants would not hurt a nun. She is considered a Saint in Russia.

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        Postcard photo with autograph note, (Louise Olga Victoria, 1878-1942, daughter of Alfred Duke of Edinburgh, Grandaughter of Queen Victoria, wife of Prince Ernest of Hohenlohe-Langenburg)

      1906 - addressed to Captain Campbell, thanking him for "the pleasure of being on a wonderful cruise .", the Princess is photographed with all of her children, and their names are printed underneath, Alexandra, Gottfried, Marie & Irma, 5½" x 3½", no place, (Germany), no date, c. In later life she was to cause scandal as this extremely British princess decided to join the Nazi party much to the horror of the Royal family of the 1930's.

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        Mollie's Staircase

      Melbourne: Hutchinson, 1906. 'Mollie's Staircase' marked the beginning of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's remarkable success in her international career as an illustrator. A collaborative effort between Ida and her mother Isobel, there is a "discernible air of growing self-assurance ... elves were evolving into her own distinctive creation and her dramatic use of silhouette was emerging as a major compositional device." (Muir and Holden, p. 102) First edition and rare. Small oblong quarto, title vignette and twelve full page illustrations and margin decorations; some embrowning, mainly affecting title, and bearing contemporary inscription, in original wrappers with yap edges (sensitively restored), original silk ties, a very good copy.

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        Fruits of Solitude: Reflections and Maxims Relating to the Conduct of Human Life

      The Lakeside Press, Chicago / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company 1906 - Moderate wear/rubbing. Unmarked. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Art et le Beau. La Forme humaine et sa beauté. Etudes artistiques illustrées de 340 magnifiques gravures photographiques dont 22 en quatre couleurs.

      Paris, Librairie Artistique et Littéraire, s.d. [vers 1906]. - In-folio, pagination multiple, reliure éditeur en pleine percaline, plat supérieur orné d'après une oeuvre de Raphaël Kirchner. Très beau livre presqu'entièrement consacré au nu féminin : peintures, sculptures, gravures et surtout photographies. Nombreux contributions dont: Guy de Teramond, Henry de Pesquidoux, Gustave Kahn, Victorien du Saussay. Etudes richement illustrées qui mêlent les oeuvres de Félicien Rops et d'Auguste Rodin, pour ne citer qu'eux, à de nombreux nus pictorialistes dont les photographies ne sont malheureusement pas accréditées. Bel ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fil de Fer.

      Paris, Louis Michaud 1906 - Edition originale tirée à 200 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°104) un des 100 sur papier de Hollande. Chaque exemplaire porte la signature de l'auteur. Paris, Louis Michaud - non daté (1906) - 319 pages. Reliure à la bradel demi maroquin chocolat à coins de l'époque. Dos lisse aux titre et auteur dorés. Couverture illustrée et dos conservés. Non rogné. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Bel exemplaire, bien relié. Format in-12°(19x14). Gabriel Randon de Saint-Amand, initialement Gabriel Randon, qui prit le pseudonyme de Jehan Rictus est un poète français, célèbre pour ses oeuvres composées dans la langue du peuple du Paris de son époque. 1ère Edition Dédicacé par l'auteur [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Musterblätter für naturzeichnen und malen.

      - Hannover and Wien, Günther Wagner, 1906. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm). [i] p.; 15 loose full colour pochoir plates. Original paper-covered quarter linen portfolio with printed full colour pictorial title mounted on the front board. Patterned endpapers.l A rare complete copy of this finely illustrated work. The author, Richard Godron, was an art teacher in Munich or, as more precisely printed on the front board: "Hauptlehrer I Klasse für naturzeichnen u malen an der Städt-Gewerbeschule München". Illustrations include butterflies, birds, salamanders, and frogs. Godron wrote and illustrated a few similar works, including "Modern stilisierte Blumen und Ornamente. Zwanzig Tafeln nach der Natur" (1896), and "Mal- und Zeichenbuch für die Jugend" (1899). Portfolio a bit rubbed at extremities, with slight loss to a corner of the title; portfolio flaps detached, partly lost. One plate mis-printed, with a thin white line. Some plates with some marginal fraying and chipping, but generally in good to very good condition. Not in any major bibliography.

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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. 1640g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The tomb of Hatshopsitu

      London 1906 - London, 1906. First edition. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LAST MIRACLE ..

      London: T. Werner Laurie, 1906.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1]-2-320 [note: first leaf is a blank], half title and title leaves printed in green and black, original pictorial black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, olive-green and white, publisher's monogram stamped in orange on rear panel. First edition. Part of a loosely linked trilogy of science fiction novels, the first two being THE LORD OF THE SEA (1901) and THE PURPLE CLOUD (1901). "It is the tale of the final collapse of the traditional churches. It contains some grim scenes, including crucifixions, but it is more political than horrific." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 383. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2028. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 32. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 196. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 80-1. Bleiler (1978), p. 179. Reginald 13026. Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), p. 161. Small clipping (short review of the book) pasted to half title verso with light offsetting on title page. Light scuffing to cloth, a very good copy with bright cover stamping and interior remarkably free of the foxing found in most copies of this book. A superior copy of one of Shiel's scarcer titles rarely found in nice condition. (#139995)

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        Die Zoocecidien, durch erzeugte Pflanzengallen Deutschlands und ihre Bewohner. Including: THOMAS, Friedrich August Wilhelm. Verzeichnis der Schriften über Deutsche Zoocecidien und Cecidozoen bis einschliesslich 1906. KÜSTER, Ernst. Allgemeiner Teil. NALEPA, Alfred. Eriophyiden Gallenmilben. SCHLECHTENDAL, Diedrich von. Eriophydocecidien die durch Gallmilben verursachten Pflanzengallen. MEESS, Adolf. Die cecidogenen und cecidocolen Lepidopteren, gallenerzeugende und gallenbewohnende Schmetterlinge, und ihre Cecidien. DITTRICH, R. Die Tenthredinidocecidien, durch Blattwespen verursachte Pflanzengallen und ihre Erzeuger. HEDICKE, H. Die Isthmosominocecidien, von Isthmosominen verursachte Pflanzengallen und ihre Erzeuger. RÜBSAAMEN and HEDICKE. Die Cecidomyiden (Gallmücken) und ihre Cecidien. Algemeiner Teil [and Spezieller Teil 1 and 2-5].Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1911-1939. 9 instalments (10 parts) in 5 volumes. 4to. With 50 and 42 numbered plates (including 40 chromo-lithographed, 42 partly chromo-lithographed, 4 lithographed plates and 6 lithographed double-page plates) and 214 illustrations (mostly wood-engravings) in text. 4 volumes in half morocco and 1 in half cloth, with original front wrapper pasted on cover.

      BMC NH supplement, pp. 1109 (instalments 1-6); Nissen, ZBI 4825 (note). Important collection of works on plant galls caused by insects. Published under de direction of Ewald Heinrich Rübsaamen as part of the Bibliotheca Zoologica (Heft 61 & 77). Galls are abnormal growths produced under the influence of another organism. Including an extensive bibliography on the subject and 7 treatises by different authors (the last in 3 parts). With library stamps of D. Bierhaalder, apothecary in Baarn. Volume 5 with the general title-page of the earlier instalments. One leaf with several small restorations and two spines worn. In very good condition.

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        Photo Album]: Girls Camping, 1906

      1906 - Oblong 12mo. 7" x 4.75". Gilson Adjustable Album manufactured by The Carter's Ink Company. String-tied green cloth with "Photographs" in gilt on the front board, with stiff blank card pages. 36 gelatin silver photographs. Images are various sizes, mostly one or two to a page, without captions. A little scuffing on boards, one leaf cut in half and lacking one half, modest fading on the images, else very good or better. A charming little album of a group of young people, mostly young women and a few men, at a lakeside campground. The women are pictured rowing, cooking, fishing, swimming, and lounging in a rural setting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fine pair of unsigned cabinet photos by Downey (1865-1936, King of Great Britain) & MARY (of Teck, 1867-1953, his Queen)

      1906 - showing them each three quarters length, she is wearing a fine dress and pearls and he is in full dress uniform holding his sword and with his plumed hat beside him on a table, in an extraordinary silver frame engraved with their signatures and "India 1906" under the Prince of Wales feathers, 7" x 5½" closed size

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        Typescript Carbon Signed ("H.G. Wells"), entitled "Mr. H.G. Wells' Phillipics" in an editorial hand, being a letter to the editor of the Edinburgh Daily Express

      Spade House, Sandgate, Kent, 1906. 1 page, with several annotations in Wells' hand and several others in an editorial hand. Legal folio. Very Good, old folds. 1 page, with several annotations in Wells' hand and several others in an editorial hand. Legal folio. Wells pens an indignant letter to the editor of the Edinburgh Daily Express in response to ongoing mis-characterizations by J.H. Bottomley, in a pamphlet and a series of letters to newspapers, of Wells' socialist views towards marriage and the family. Bottomley was a conservative election agent for Newton (Lancashire); Wells later recalled their dispute in his Experiments in Autobiography (1934): "Mr. Bottomley had put it this way, in a pamphlet for local circulation: 'Essentially the Socialist position is a denial of property in human beings; not only must land and the means of production be liberated, but women and children, just as men and things must cease to be owned. So in future it will be not my wife or your wife, but our wife.' The words in italics were his own addition but, somehow, they got inside the quotation marks." Wells had made the misquote public in the press, Bottomley had replied, and Wells' response in the present typescript chides Bottomley for the original offense, as well as for his subsequent attempt to smear Wells by linking him to Oscar Wilde. In part: "I see Mr Bottomley has written to you again, and those who have read the previous correspondence about his pamphlet will be quite prepared to hear that he writes to make another misstatement in his entirely hopeless struggle against the truth of the case ... The fact remains, and it will remain although Mr Bottomley continues to shower insults on me to the end of his days, that he took a quotation from my Socialism and the Family, cut off certain words at the end and added words with a diametrically opposite meaning. For that trick he offers no apology, he simply routs about for new possibilities of misrepresentations. His last feat in that direction is particularly worthy of the attention of your readers. It is to couple my name in an ambiguous manner with that of the late Oscar Wilde and to say that I 'quote his views (unspecified) with approval' because I wrote in the Fortnightly Review that Wilde's 'Soul of Man' was an admirable exposition of the attitude of the artistic mind towards Socialism. He has done the same in the Standard & also in a Yorkshire paper. Just think of the mental and moral quality of the man who can resort to that style of mud-throwing! Mr Bottomley seeks to salve his self-respect among his associates by pretending that I am 'furious' with him for this nasty attempt. No doubt he would like to have it on that footing. But one is not furious with people like Mr Bottomley; at the worst one is annoyed and disgusted. And I have written to the press about his feats of falsehood not because I care a rap about him, but because I do want to make it clear to the Unionist gentlemen of the north of England just how victory is being organized by their agents"

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        ILLUSTRATED CABINET EDITION [OF THE WORKS OF] JANE AUSTEN (11 VOLUMES; SET)

      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.

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        Nell's Topographical Map Of The State Of Colorado 1906

      Denver: Hamilton & Kendrick, 1906. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 1st Printing Maroon Cloth, Gilt. Index At Front, With Counties, Post Offices And Mountains. Immense Folding Map, Still Attached As Issued. First Published 1902, Revised In 1905, 1906, And 1907, Of Which This Is The 1906 Issue. "This Map Of Colorado Has Been Compiled From All Available Surveys In Existence, It Is Consequently The Most Complete And Accurate One Ever Published... This Is The Only Map Published Showing The Wagon Roads, Mountain Trails And Passes As Well As The Railroads...The Map Exhibits Over 2000 Altitudes... And The Approximate Height Of Any Location Can Be Found By Interpolation Between The Nearest Enclosing Contour Lines Representing Vertical Intervals Of 1,000 Feet." Immaculate, Bright And Unfaded, Gilt Brillianttiny Frays At Some Corners Of Covers And A Few Small Splits On The Map. Display Quality.

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        The Mirror of the Sea Memories and Impressions

      first edition. London, Methuen & Co., 1906, first edition. First issue, original green cloth with decorations, title, author, and publisher in gilt on spine, with a 40-page publisher's catalogue dated August 1906 at the end, title page printed in red and black, TEG, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed, one of 1,500 copies, this was Conrad's first nonfiction effort in book form loosely using his own life at sea, Smith 12, Cagle A11a, Keating 67. Brief Christmas 1906 ink inscription, very good plus.

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        The Mirror of the Sea: Memories and Impressions

      London: Methuen & Co, 1906. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1906 true 1st edition. VG in its dark-green cloth, with bright gilt-design and lettering at the spine. Light wear at the front panel, light foxing to the preliminaries and an institution stamp and one stain at the rear pastedown. 12mo, 306 pgs. plus publisher's (Methuen's) ads. Top-edge gilt, deckled fore-edge. Housed in a custom-made, quarter-morocco slipcase.

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        The Mirror of the Sea

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1906 - First American edition. [vi], 328, [2] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Keating 69; Cagle A11b; cf. Wise 16 Original blue, yellow and grey pictorial cloth. Fine [vi], 328, [2] pp. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        (Novels) Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice Mansfield Park Emma Northanger Abbey Persuasion

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1906. Winchester edition, 10 volumes, 8vo. Portrait frontispiece in the first volume, several hinges very slightly cracked but sound. Original green cloth, t.e.g., gilt spines with mild rubbing and bumps, faint marks to the heads of the spines of the two volumes of "Sense and Sensibility", generally a very good set.

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        Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson. With preface by Thomas Carlyle.

      Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1906. One of 300 copies on paper, there were a further 25 on vellum. Printed in red and black. Pp. 312. Small 4to., original limp vellum, spine lettered in gilt. An extremely good, fresh copy with only a slight crease on the spine from opening. With the green leather and gilt booklabel of Alex. M. Hudnut which has slight offset on the free endpaper. Cobden-Sanderson had met Emerson when he visited London in the 1860s and clearly he had made quite an impression. He saw him as 'a pinnacle of a man' and, as Tidcombe asserts, "Cobden-Sanderson was attracted ot Emerson's idealism, and to the hint of mysticism that coloured his view of nature". The essays printed here are 'History', 'Self-Reliance', 'Compensation', 'Spiritual Laws', 'Love', 'Friendship', 'Prudence', 'Heroism', 'The Over-Soul', 'Circles', 'Intellect' and 'Art'.

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        The Jungle -- SUSTAINER'S EDITION

      The Jungle Publishing Co., New York 1906 - "Sustainer's Edition" label glued to front pastedown states "An appeal was published in the Socialist press for advance orders to make possible the publication of this book. About five thousand copies were ordered, of which this is one." NO date to copyright page, which lists publisher as "The Jungle Publishing Co. / Box 2064, New York." "Jungle Publishing" also stamped to bottom of spine. NO reference to Doubleday found in this copy. (Doubleday edition often listed as the true first, though some sources list this edition as a parallel first.) Firm, clear, undamaged type to copyright page states "Copyright, 1905, 1906 by UPTION SINCLAIR / Published February, 1906." No later dates or subsequent printings mentioned. Condition of this copy is a solid "good" with rub to all edges and board corners peeking through. White title type clear to front board, though chipped away to equivalent of a blind-stamping to the spine. Front hinge is in lovely condition; rear hinge is starting. 413 pp. followed by 3 pp. publisher's ads. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HORTUS VEITCHII A HISTORY OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE NURSERIES OF MESSRS JAMES VEITCH AND SONS, TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE BOTANICAL COLLECTORS AND HYBRIDISTS

      James Veitch & Sons, London 1906 - Clean maroon cloth has bright gilt title on spine. Top edge gilt with deckle page edges. Top front corner is lightly bumped. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Pictorial frontispiece. Illustrated with fifty b/w plates, photographs of various plants of the Royal Gardens and other large estates. Printed by a celebrated horticultural firm for private circulation only. A record of continuous work for over 3/4 of a century. Botany ; B/W Photograph Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 542 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Macrolepidoptera of the World, section I, volume 1: The Palaearctic Butterflies (Rhopalocera), text and plates, in two volumes, complete.

      Stuttgart: Verlag des Seitz'schen Werkes (Alfred Kernen), 1906. First edition.. Slight rubbing to the outer joints, some minor flecking to cloth to the front board of the plate volume; a tight, bright and clean copy in near fine condition.. Pp. (11), 7-379; (6), 89 full page fine chromolithographic plates. Publisher's original one-half wine red morocco leather, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in 3 compartments and with gilt decorations, over light red cloth-covered boards, original French marbled endpapers, top page edge in gilt, sm folio (12.75 x 10 inches). Translated into English from the original German by K. Jordan. This is the rare first edition in English. The subtitle of this work reads: The Macrolepidoptera of the Palaearctic Fauna, volume 1. The Rhopalocera are the most beautiful butterflies in the northern hemisphere. The highly decorated red morocco binding is clearly a 'fine binding.' No ownership marks and no signs of use.

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        Histoire des Eaux minérales de Vichy. (Complet des 9 fascicules en 7 volumes)

      Georges Steinheil, Paris 1906 - Premier Fascicule (1906 - Les Temps préhistoriques; l'Époque gallo-romaine; le Moyen Age): 120 pages, 16 planches hors-texte. Deuxième Fascicule (1907 - Les Sources de Vichy depuis le XVIe siècle jusqu'à nos jours): pages 121-364, 11 planches hors-texte. Troisième Fascicule (1908 - Les Établissements thermaux de Vichy depuis le XVIe siècle jusqu'à nos jours): pages 365-582, 18 planches hors-texte. Quatrième Fascicule (1909 - La Physiologie et les Médications de Vichy depuis le XVIe siècle jusqu'à nos jours): pages 583-778, 11 planches hors-texte. TOME II: Premier Fascicule (1910 - De la Géologie de Vichy et de ses environs; De la Chaleur et de l'Origine des Eaux minérales de Vichy): 122 pages, 1 carte et 3 planches hors-texte. Deuxième Fascicule (1912 - La Législation générale des Eaux minérales de France de 1605 à nos jours): pages 123-540. Troisième Fascicule (1914 - La Propriété de l'État à Vichy et sa surveillance médicale): pages 541-752. Quatrième Fascicule (1915 - La Déclaration d'intérêt public des Sources minérales de Vichy.): pages 753-980, 12 planches hors-texte. TOME III: Premier Fascicule (1925 - L'exploitation de l'Établissement thermal de Vichy depuis le commencement du XVIIe siècle jusqu'à nos jours): Dédicace de l'Auteur sur la reliure d'origine de 2 fascicules. Pages intérieures légèrement brunies, autrement en très bonne condition, sans inscription, propres et solides. Reliure d'origine conservée, certaines avec des petits défauts d'usage. TRÈS RARE. Photos disponibles sur demande. Veuillez nous contacter pour les frais d'envois. 7,5 kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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.l Despite the three different titles these works clearly belong together, dealing all with the botany of modern day Taiwan. The first part dealing with material from 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 could add 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 a very good condition. Stafleu and Cowan, 5678, 2497, 2500. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF THE WINE AND SPIRIT TRADES, BREWERS AND MALTSTERS AND OTHER TRADES CONNECTED THEREWITH OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

      London, Kelly's Directories Ltd., 1906.. Eighth edition 1906, large 8vo, approximately 260 x 165 mm, 10 x 6½ inches, pages: xxxv, 1012, plus 26 pages of adverts at rear, and adverts also on endpapers and pastedowns, bound in the original publisher's pink cloth with blind stamped decoration and gilt royal coat of arms on upper cover, gilt lettered spine. Spine faded, covers unevenly faded, spotted and lightly soiled, tiny chip to cloth on upper cover, lower corner of lower cover slightly worn with board showing at tip, front inner paper hinge cracked, binding tight and firm, some printed text on fore-edges as an index. Contents clean, no inscriptions. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Works of Theodore Roosevelt in Sixteen Volumes

      P.F. Collier & Son circa 1906 - Roosevelt, Theodore. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt in Sixteen Volumes. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, circa 1906. Indexed. Illustrated. 12mo. Book condition: Very good with very light rubbing to edges. Minor chipping or tearing to spine ends. Internally very clean.

      [Bookseller: Weller Book Works, A.B.A.A.]
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        WHITE FANG.

      NY Macmillan 1906 Original bluish-grey pictorial cloth with white and gilt lettering, octavo, 327 pp. plus 4 pp. adverts. Frontispiece and 6 color plates by Charles Livingston Bull. Very slight rubbing to front cover decoration, inner hinges neatly mended, small chip to bottom of front free endpaper, else fine; a remarkably clean and bright copy.

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        Ouvrages de Ferronnerie Moderne (Modern Metal Works)

      Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1906 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

      4to. Original terracotta cloth stamped in gilt to spine and upper cover, decorated endpapers; pp. [xii] + 125 + mounted illustrations bound at the rear; with 50 mounted coloured plates by Rackham set on heavier stock and protected by tissue guards; an uncommonly fresh, and sharp, copy with only minor rubbing to joints, a weak lateral crease to head of spine, and a slight tide-mark to lower, and fore-edge, of book block (not intruding within), internally near fine with slight foxing, and a neat contemporary gift inscription, to half-title, dated 1907, otherwise pristine with none of the usual spotting to the text block and all plates fine. First edition of this children's classic, which appeared for the first time in print in this distinguished edition with coloured plates by the popular children's book illustrator Arthur Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF MINIATURES. THE PROPERTY OF J. PIERPONT MORGAN

      London: Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1906-08. No. 3 OF 20 COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM, for private circulation only. This is a breathtaking production that perfectly represents the beauty and high aesthetic standards of the collection it catalogues and, by extension, the almost unimaginable luxury of Morgan's Gilded Age. The elegant bindings are almost austere in their simplicity, so the lavish doublures are all the more striking for being a surprise, a lovely jewel hidden in a plain box. The rich, creamy vellum lends a touch of decadence and sensual pleasure, while the attractive plates bring to life J. P. Morgan's unsurpassable collection. This copy was in the superb collection of illustrated books assembled by Sears chairman Lessing J. Rosenwald (1891-1979) and bequeathed by him to the Library of Congress.. 385 x 285 mm. (15 1/4 x 11 1/4"). Four volumes. No. 3 OF 20 COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM, for private circulation only. Original stiff vellum over boards, silver bosses and cornerpieces on upper cover, two silver clasps, flat spine with gilt titling, SLATE BLUE MOROCCO DOUBLURES, elaborately inlaid and gilt, INSET WITH A TOTAL OF 23 MINIATURES PAINTED ON VELLUM, the front doublures inset with a group of miniatures, the rear doublures with one large miniature, slate blue watered silk endleaves. In the original green cloth slipcases. WITH 398 PLATES reproducing miniatures, 133 OF THESE IN COLOR, some heightened with gold. Verso of front free endleaf with small morocco bookplate of Lessing J. Rosenwald and with book label noting Rosenwald's gift of the item to the Library of Congress; deaccession stamp at the foot of the page. Spines a little soiled, otherwise A SUPERB SET with few signs of use. This is a breathtaking production that perfectly represents the beauty and high aesthetic standards of the collection it catalogues and, by extension, the almost unimaginable luxury of Morgan's Gilded Age. The elegant bindings are almost austere in their simplicity, so the lavish doublures are all the more striking for being a surprise, a lovely jewel hidden in a plain box. The rich, creamy vellum lends a touch of decadence and sensual pleasure, while the attractive plates bring to life J. P. Morgan's unsurpassable collection. This copy was in the superb collection of illustrated books assembled by Sears chairman Lessing J. Rosenwald (1891-1979) and bequeathed by him to the Library of Congress.

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        Studies in spermatogenesis with especial reference to the "accessory chromosome". Washington, D.C.: Carneiged Institution of Washington, 1905; 1906

      Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1906. FIRST EDITION. With 15 total plates. Original publisher's cloth, library markings on front covers, tear in first free endpaper of Volume II, interiors otherwise excellent. Bookplates of Cornell University Library noting the gift on Hon. A.D. White (withdrawn stamp), and the ownership signature of Mark A. Cukierski. First edition of this monumental study of chromosomal sex determination in the sperm and egg cells of insect species, an early example of XY sex-determination. The work describes Stevens' research on the generation of sperm cells (spermatogenesis) and their role in the fertilization of egg cells, with a focus on chromosomal differences in sperm cells. Part I, published in 1905, investigates a theory first noted by Clarence Erwin McClung, that an odd number of chromosomes found in insects from some species formed a basis of sexual determination by which an extra chromosome caused cells to differentiate differently than normal. Stevens investigates the theory as a potential sex determination mechanism. The results of additional research are published in Part II, which focuses on beetles, and her search for sexual differentiation mechanisms in similar species to confirm sex determination by a distinct chromosomal element. Stevens devotes much of her work describing chromosomes in both germ cells (precursor cells to egg and sperm cells) and somatic cells and her ability to determine which chromosome will result in the development of a male or female. Stevens provides one of the first observations of XY sex-determination, allowing researchers to locate the material of Mendelian inheritance that passed specific traits through a distinct chromosomal element. Studies in spermatogenesis influenced biologists such as Thomas Hunt Morgan and Edmund Beecher Wilson, who, after Stevens published her results in Part I, revised his previous publications, deleting references to environmental influences. Stevens (1861-1912) studied at Stanford and then Bryn Mawr. Along with Wilson, the previous head of the biology department there, she was the first researcher to describe the chromosomal basis of sex.

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        Jack Jarvis' Jaunt

      N.p., 1906. 13 (of 14) original watercolor drawings, each with manuscript caption leaf. Some chipping to title and caption leaves. 13 (of 14) original watercolor drawings, each with manuscript caption leaf. An unpublished manuscript illustrated with 13 original watercolors.A skillfully and pleasingly executed series of watercolors illustrating the ill-fated journey of one Jack Jarvis, who returns from his jaunt without arms or legs. Unfortunately, the illustration showing the pivotal severings is missing. The author and illustrator, Charles Collette (1842-1924), was a popular English stage actor and composer. His extravagantly titled Cryptoconchoidsyphonostomata, or While It's to be Had, premiered in 1875 on the same billing as Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury.

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        LOAVES AND FISHES

      London: Methuen & Co., [1906].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-312 + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated "February 1906" inserted at rear, original red cloth front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed, fore edge rough-trimmed. First edition. A mixed collection of twenty-two stories including criminous and supernatural tales. Includes the delicately macabre "A Ghost-Child" and "Poor Lucy Rivers," in which Capes steers a fine line between pathos and sentimentality with consummate skill. "'A Ghost-Child' has an excellent macabre touch that is surprising for a work of its period, what with cultural tabus about conception and childbirth." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 344. Among Capes' best collections of short fiction. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-45. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 70. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 132. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 131. Several faint tiny stains to front cover and spine panel, else a bright, near fine copy. An uncommon book. (#147608)

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        THE AWFUL AIRSHIP.

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

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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      Macmillan, London 1906 - 2 volumes, 8vo. Plates. Original gilt-lettered red cloth, unopened. A fine copy of Churchill's celebrated biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill. Cohen A17.1. Woods A8a. Langworth, 68-71. A fine copy in original condition, with only the slightest of rubbing to the cloth [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesigt van de stadt Leyden beroemt door syn hooge schoole geleege in Holland op den verstopten Ryn. | Vue de la ville de Leide fameuse par son academie située en Hollande sur le Rhin bouché.[Amsterdam], Leonardus Schenk, [ca. 1728/36]. Large engraved wall print on 2 sheets (together 57.5 x 97 cm) showing the Leiden city wall between the Koepoort and Zijlpoort, with various windmills and prominent buildings in the background identified by name. The title appears in a banderole at the head, with putti on either side holding the arms of Leiden and Holland. Leonardus Schenk's name appears as engraver and publisher at the right end of the banderole. Framed (82.5 x 121 cm).

      Overvoorde, Catalogus van de prentverzameling der Gemeente Leiden (1906), no. 640; Waller, Biogr. woordenb. Noord Ned. graveurs, p. 287. Large view of the city of Leiden by the Amsterdam engraver and publisher Leonardus Schenk. The viewer observes the city from the south, from between the city's Koe and Zijl gates. In the background several windmills and a few characteristic buildings are identified by name in the engraving, including the university, the library, the Pieterskerk, the Town Hall, the Mare kerk, the "Burcht" (the fort), and the Hooglandse kerk. On the quay outside the wall, groups of people walk, sporadically passed by small boats on the nearby city moat. In the foreground we see a typical Dutch landscape, with grazing cattle, farm workers, a loaded hay cart and haystacks in the field. 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. A few spots, formerly folded, otherwise in very good condition.

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