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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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        La Médaille de mort. Manuscrit.

      1906 ca 1906 - 1 vol. in-12 de (2)-208 pp., demi-chagrin noir, dos à 5 nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Manuscrit original contenant le récit dramatique de la mort du gardien de la paix stagiaire Joseph Besse, attaché à la brigade du 20e arrondissement, quartier du Père Lachaise, assassiné lors de son premier service dans la nuit du 4 juillet 1905 par Félix-Auguste Boulay, un souteneur de la bande des Apaches, alors qu'il intervenaitt pour calmer une altercation entre jeunes ouvriers devant un bar. « Au-delà du dramatique événement central qui a motivé l'entrée en écriture de Corsy, La Médaille de mort nous informe sur le monde des gardiens de la paix. On découvre notamment le fonctionnement de l'îlotage, pratique inspirée par le bobby londonien où les agents sillonnent continuellement un même ensemble de rues. Surtout on perçoit les valeurs officielles de ce groupe en voie de professionnalisation notamment la valorisation de la force physique, le culte de l'exactitude, le sens du devoir et la soumission à la hiérarchie. La mise en exergue de la dangerosité d'un métier où la mort semble roder en permanence et la haine de l'Apache, cet "autre absolu" sont les deux autres grands thèmes récurrents dans le discours de Corsy. La violence de ses propos montre que l'antagonisme entre policiers et jeunes des quartiers populaires a déjà connu des phases d'acmé » (Quentin Deluermoz). 12 documents contrecollés, photographies originales ou articles de journaux, représentant les portraits des personnages principaux et scènes de cette affaire.

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Anales desde 1843 hasta el fallecimiento de Don Alfonso XII (Obra completa, 6 volúmenes) Segunda parte de la Guerra Civil.

      1906. Ed. Felipe González Rojas, Editor. 1906 - Imprenta y casa Editorial de Felipe González Rojas. Madrid. Col. Colección Historia Contemporánea. 6 Vol. . Vol.I(1.053) Vol.II(1.023) Vol.III(957) Vol.IV(839) Vol.V(711) Vol.VI(997) pp. Folio Mayor. Tela Editorial. Historia de España (Carlismo, Siglo XIX), Siglo XIX . Una de las mejores monografías históricas sobre las guerras carlistas. Profusamente ilustrado con láminas a color y mapas plegables. Bellamente encuadernados en tela editorial estampada con dorados. Leve fatiga en puntas y parciales marcas de oxido que no afectan al texto. Última edición.

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        Puck of Pook's Hill

      London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1906. First edition. Hardcover. Harold R. Millar. This is a magnificent copy of the British first edition, second printing in the exceptionally scarce dust jacket. The second printing was issued the same month as the first printing and is nearly identical. The dust jacket differs from that of the first printing only in adding Puck of Pook's Hill to the list of Kipling titles on the rear panel. The volume differs only in the copyright page notation of the second printing. Puck of Pook's Hill is Kipling's abidingly English collection of ten stories and sixteen poems, informed by English history and animated by English mythology, for a youthful audience, this British first edition published with twenty illustrations by Harold R. Millar. This is the first publication of the sixteen poems. Preceding the British and American first editions, the stories had appeared in Strand Magazine, as well as in Ladies' Home Journal and McClure's Magazine in America. “Several minor changes were made in the story texts, as printed in book form, and there are numerous but unimportant textual differences between the English and American Editions.” (Richards, A205) This copy is rare thus – fine in a very good dust jacket. The red cloth binding is improbably bright and clean, tight with sharp corners, vivid gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents are pristine – crisp and bright with no previous ownership marks, no spotting, clean fore and bottom edges, and bright gilt top edge. The endpapers show differential toning corresponding to the dust jacket flaps. A single leaf (verso and recto) bound in at the rear advertises other works by Kipling. The sole previous ownership mark is a tiny “Times Book Club” sticker affixed to the lower rear pastedown. The dust jacket shows only trivial loss at the spine head and corners, with moderate overall soiling and short closed tears to the upper hinges and upper edge of the rear panel. The spine shows mild toning, but the red print remains distinct. The dust jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. When first published, Kipling referred to the first four stories as “part of scheme of mine for trying to give children not a notion of history but a notion of time sense which is at the bottom of all history that rightly understood means love of one's fellow man and the land one lives in”. (Letters 3, p.189) Siblings Dan and Una of rural Sussex are reciting A Midsummer Night's Dream to one another on Midsummer Eve near the titular “Pook's Hill” when they summon Puck – “a small, brown, broad-shouldered, pointy-eared person with a snub nose, slanting blue eyes, and… a wicked twinkle in his eye”. Puck introduces himself as “the oldest Old Thing in England” and introduces a procession of figures from English history – among them a Roman centurion, a Saxon monk, a Norman knight, a Viking sea captain, and so on. Rewards and Fairies, published in 1910, added additional stories and poems. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, stories and poems of British India, and his tales for children.  Despite this reputation, Kipling's extraordinary body of work “eludes all labels in its range and variety… Kipling's work is not only of the highest artistic excellence, it is deeply humane and fully expresses the sense of one of his favourite texts: ‘Praised be Allah for the diversity of his creatures.'” (ODNB)  Kipling was in his twenties when his stories of Anglo-Indian life made him a literary celebrity, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, the year after this book was published. This book has two instances - on the gilt front cover device and on the half title verso – of the swastika symbol prevalent in Kipling's published works, an ancient symbol of “good fortune” used at least 5,000 years before being perverted by Hitler's Reich. Bibliographic reference: Richards A205

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        [EARLY 20th-CENTURY WANTED POSTER FOR A BLACK MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER]

      [Lexington, N.C.?], 1906. Broadside, 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Printed on salmon-colored paper. Previously folded, with small separations and chips along old fold lines, sometimes affecting text. Some larger chips and loss along edges. Good. A striking wanted poster from North Carolina in 1906, offering a $250 reward: "For the arrest and delivery to undersigned [T.S.F. Dorsett, Sheriff Davidson County] of Oscar Gaddy who murdered R.H. Eubanks, Supt. for Lane Bros. Co., & Jones, near Lexington, North Carolina, on Sunday, October 7, 1906." The broadside contains a vivid and remarkable description of the accused: "A black, rawboned negro, about 180 to 200 lbs, six feet high or over, stands very straight, even white teeth and has a crippled thumb on right hand. This thumb has been mashed and is twisted to one side. Lives in neighborhood of Henderson, N.C., - also lived in Terra Cotta. Has worked in Coal fields of West Va. When last seen was coatless, hatless, and shoeless."

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        THE SIN OF SALOME: A NOVEL

      London: Greening & Co., Ltd., 1906.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-245 [246: printer's imprint] 247-248: ads, decorated brick red cloth, front panel stamped in dark red and black, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. "Dark supernatural thriller set in contemporary London about a beautiful Jewish dancer named Salome whose appearance in a music hall revue sets tragic events in motion. She is able to cast a glamour over any man she chooses and make him her slave; once he has taken the oath to serve her he is doomed. Elliot, a conventional young man engaged to the wholesome Hebe, is the intended victim this time. He ignores the warnings of his friend Verscholyle, who saw his younger brother destroyed by her in Paris 20 years earlier. Older men recollect identical tragedies from 40 and 60 years previously. In each case Salome somehow wills the man to cut his own throat. The Salome of the Bible so pleased King Herod with her dancing that he granted her request to present her with the head of John the Baptist on a plate. The author of this novel leaves matters a little ambiguous -- is the soul of Salome reincarnated over and over, or is this the same immortal being, a kind of Wandering Jewess? -- but the preponderance of evidence points to the latter interpretation. The author embellishes this basic story line with some imaginative extra touches such as a vision in which Elliot sees the ghosts of her previous victims brought together for a banquet at which he gives his binding oath. A briskly written and impressive work." - Robert Eldridge. "Sensational romance of 'Scarlet Woman,'' the insatiable spirit of Salome that must dance, and destroy her paramours. More a vamp than a vampire, but definitely a fatal attraction." - Robert Knowlton. Bleiler (1978), p. 94 (coding "reincarnation"). Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy. Early owner's signature dated 10/9/09 on the front free endpaper. Cloth worn at edges, two signatures a bit proud, a sound, good copy. A very scarce book. (#148025)

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        The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher

      The 'deluxe' first edition ie has a cloth binding and the page edges gilt.

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        Puck of Pook's Hill

      London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1906. First edition. Hardcover. This is a magnificent copy of the British first edition in the exceptionally scarce dust jacket. Puck of Pook's Hill is Kipling's abidingly English collection of ten stories and sixteen poems, informed by English history and animated by English mythology, for a youthful audience. This British first edition was published with twenty illustrations by Harold R. Millar. This is the first publication of the sixteen poems. Preceding the British and American first editions, the stories had appeared in Strand magazine, as well as in Ladies' Home Journal and McClure's Magazine in America. “Several minor changes were made in the story texts, as printed in book form, and there are numerous but unimportant textual differences between the English and American Editions.” (Richards, A205) This copy is a rarity thus – truly fine in a very good plus dust jacket. The red cloth binding is improbably, immaculately bright and tight, with sharp corners, vivid gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents are pristine – crisp and bright with no previous ownership marks, no spotting, clean fore and bottom edges, and bright gilt top edge. The book feels unread. Four pages of advertisements at the rear, dated “N.15.8.06” as detailed by Richards. The dust jacket shows no discernible fading of the red print, no spine toning, and the sole loss is a .375 inch deep chip at the spine head. We note modest overall soiling and trivial wear to extremities. The dust jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. The book is housed in a quarter leather slipcase with rounded spine and raised bands framed by blind rules. The red cloth sides feature beveled edge opening and a nested, matching red cloth folding chemise lined with gray paper. The slipcase is very good plus, with a few minor scuffs to the leather spine. When first published, Kipling referred to the first four stories as “part of scheme of mine for trying to give children not a notion of history but a notion of time sense which is at the bottom of all history that rightly understood means love of one's fellow man and the land one lives in”. (Letters 3, p.189) Siblings Dan and Una of rural Sussex are reciting A Midsummer Night's Dream to one another on Midsummer Eve near the titular “Pook's Hill” when they summon Puck – “a small, brown, broad-shouldered, pointy-eared person with a snub nose, slanting blue eyes, and… a wicked twinkle in his eye”. Puck introduces himself as “the oldest Old Thing in England” and introduces a procession of figures from English history – among them a Roman centurion, a Saxon monk, a Norman knight, a Viking sea captain, and so on. Rewards and Fairies, published in 1910, added additional stories and poems. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, stories and poems of British India, and his tales for children.  Despite this reputation, Kipling's extraordinary body of work “eludes all labels in its range and variety… Kipling's work is not only of the highest artistic excellence, it is deeply humane and fully expresses the sense of one of his favourite texts: ‘Praised be Allah for the diversity of his creatures.'” (ODNB)  Kipling was in his twenties when his stories of Anglo-Indian life made him a literary celebrity, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, the year after this book was published. This book has two instances - on the gilt front cover device and on the half title verso – of the swastika symbol prevalent in Kipling's published works. Named from the Sanskrit svastika, which means “good fortune”, this ancient hooked cross was used at least 5,000 years before being perverted by Hitler's Reich.  It remains sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Odinism. The swastika came to Kipling's attention through his father's encyclopaedic knowledge of Indian art. Bibliographic reference: Richards A205

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        Poème autographe signé]. La Journée du Bled. Matarka, choti tigri juin 1906. Sous le grand ciel voici le Bled, L'immense steppe verte et rose. N'y venez pas, les gens de prose. C'est notre terre, cavaliers, Enthousiastes, irréguliers À nous le Bled ! Ah, les joyeux réveils du Bled ! Sur les spahis rouges et bleus L'aube jette ses premiers feux, Dans les burnous, sommeil sans rêve On a dormi. Le camp se lève Vive le Bled ! La troupe a rompu dans le Bled. Le gai fanion clapote au vent. Le corps léger, l'âme contente, Le sabre au flanc, on va, rêvant Qu'on est un chef de grande tente. Vive le Bled. Le soleil monte sur le Bled. Au loin, frangé de neige rose, Mystérieux, l'Atlas Marocain Evoque en une apothéose Nos rêves d'empire Africain. Vive

      1906 - 2 feuillets manuscrits (194 x 294 mm) contrecollés sur carton souple. Manuscrit autographe adressé au conseiller général d'Oran Edouard Viviani (1833-1910) père du futur ministre René Viviani. On retrouve cette pièce imprimée dans la correspondance de Lyautey (1854-1934) publiée par Colin en 1937,Vers le Maroc, Lettres du Sud-Oranais, 1903-1906. Le colonel Hubert Lyautey envoyé dans le désert sud-oranais en 1905 pour pacifier la frontière algéro-marocaine et « aider » l'administration marocaine dans les régions incontrôlées, occupait ses longues reconnaissances par la composition de vers comme il le rappelle dans sa correspondance : « Et savez-vous à quoi j'occupe les longues étapes à cheval, solitaire en tête de ma troupe ? Haussez les épaules et souriez !? à faire des vers de mirliton !!! Ce qui ne m'est pas arrivé depuis Madagascar. Et si mirlitonesques soient-ils, je ne puis résister à vous envoyer l'élucubration de la dernière étape : Journée dans le Bled (?) Ce n'est pas cela qui me mènera à l'Académie Française et je vous autorise à me prendre en pitié : que voulez-vous, on ne reçoit pas impunément le soleil sur la tête 15 jours durant » (extrait d'une lettre adressée au vicomte de Vogüé depuis le bivouac d'Aïn Defla, le 31 mai 1906). Rare pièce autographe du futur académicien Hubert Lyautey élu en 1912 l'année où il fut nommé premier résident général du protectorat français au Maroc. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Shanachie : An Illustrated Irish Miscellany ( Six issues - all published )

      Vol. 1, No. 1 ( Spring 1906 ) to Vol. 2, No 6 ( Summer 1907 ), six issues in all, a complete set in the original paper wrappers The magazine has contributions by George Bernard Shaw, Lord Dunsany, W. B. Yeats, Padraic Colum, Lady Gregory, A. E. ( George William Russell ), J. M. Synge and others.

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        The Art of Garden Design in Italy

      Longmans, Green, London, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. TRIGGS, H. INIGO. The Art of Garden Design in Italy, London et al.: Longmans, Green, 1906. Large, heavy folio, first edition, pp. xii, 134, rust-colored cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine, and gilt-stamped lettering on upper panel inside gilt wreath, 128 illustrated plates including collotypes, halftones and plans, top edge gilt. The author was an architect and designer of formal gardens in England. This lavish book measures 44x35cm or 18x14 inches and weighs about 7 kilograms or 16 pounds. Gardens covered include eight each in Rome and Florence and gardens in Sicily, Lake Como villas, Isola Bella, Genoa, Pavia, Verona, Pescia, Milan, Siena, Villa Imperiali, Tivoli, Bagnaia, Caserta, Royal Palace of the Quirnal. Condition of this book Covers darkened in spots, extremities rubbed and chipped, crack to front joint but overall sound. Endpapers foxed, minor internal stains, nothing offensive. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Italy; 1900-1920; Gardening. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52575. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Scritti editi ed inediti. [Letteratura: voll. I-V, Epistolario: voll. I-XXIX, Politica: voll. I-XVIII, Appendici: Epistolario vol. VI. Letteratura e Appendice agli scritti politici. Protocollo della Giovine Italia: voll. I-VI].

      - Imola, Cooperativa tipografico-editrice Paolo Galeati, 1906-1943, voll. 60, in-8 grande, br. editoriale, per oltre 20000 pagine complessive, con ritratti alle antiporte dei volumi e alcune tavv. f.t. Si tratta del pubblicato fino al 1943; successivamente uscirono altri volumi. Edizione Nazionale, qui presente nella lussuosa variante su carta a mano, edita in soli 300 esemplari numerati (da non confondersi con la meno pregiata tiratura normale). Fondamentale per lo studio di Mazzini. In ottime condizioni, in gran parte intonso. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Taureau, Le Veau, Le Maquereau, Le Chat,Le Lapin, La Bête à Bon Dieu, Le Crapaud, La Vache, La Poule.

      - P., Grand Imprimerie de Montrouge, H. Belleville, [1906], grand In-8, en feuilles, couverture illustrée. Edition originale du deuxième livre de l'auteurConstitué d'un titre formant couverture, d'une dédicace à Louis Tailhade et de 9 planches de dessin de Sacha Guitry qu'on a décrit comme un "album zoologique". Ces 9 personnages caricaturés étant désignés par des noms d'animaux. Publié très probablement à compte d'auteur, le tirage courant était vendu 10Fr ( prix imprimé en 4ème de couverture)., les quelques exemplaires sur grand papier étaient réservés à l'auteur et ses familiers. Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Puck of Pook's Hill

      Macmillan & Co., Ltd., London 1906 - This is a magnificent copy of the British first edition in the exceptionally scarce dust jacket. Puck of Pook’s Hill is Kipling’s abidingly English collection of ten stories and sixteen poems, informed by English history and animated by English mythology, for a youthful audience. This British first edition was published with twenty illustrations by Harold R. Millar. This is the first publication of the sixteen poems. Preceding the British and American first editions, the stories had appeared in Strand magazine, as well as in Ladies’ Home Journal and McClure’s Magazine in America. "Several minor changes were made in the story texts, as printed in book form, and there are numerous but unimportant textual differences between the English and American Editions." (Richards, A205) This copy is a rarity thus – truly fine in a very good plus dust jacket. The red cloth binding is improbably, immaculately bright and tight, with sharp corners, vivid gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents are pristine – crisp and bright with no previous ownership marks, no spotting, clean fore and bottom edges, and bright gilt top edge. The book feels unread. Four pages of advertisements at the rear, dated "N.15.8.06" as detailed by Richards. The dust jacket shows no discernible fading of the red print, no spine toning, and the sole loss is a .375 inch deep chip at the spine head. We note modest overall soiling and trivial wear to extremities. The dust jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. The book is housed in a quarter leather slipcase with rounded spine and raised bands framed by blind rules. The red cloth sides feature beveled edge opening and a nested, matching red cloth folding chemise lined with gray paper. The slipcase is very good plus, with a few minor scuffs to the leather spine. When first published, Kipling referred to the first four stories as "part of scheme of mine for trying to give children not a notion of history but a notion of time sense which is at the bottom of all history that rightly understood means love of one’s fellow man and the land one lives in". (Letters 3, p.189) Siblings Dan and Una of rural Sussex are reciting A Midsummer Night’s Dream to one another on Midsummer Eve near the titular "Pook’s Hill" when they summon Puck – "a small, brown, broad-shouldered, pointy-eared person with a snub nose, slanting blue eyes, and a wicked twinkle in his eye". Puck introduces himself as "the oldest Old Thing in England" and introduces a procession of figures from English history – among them a Roman centurion, a Saxon monk, a Norman knight, a Viking sea captain, and so on. Rewards and Fairies, published in 1910, added additional stories and poems. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, stories and poems of British India, and his tales for children. Despite this reputation, Kipling’s extraordinary body of work "eludes all labels in its range and variety Kipling's work is not only of the highest artistic excellence, it is deeply humane and fully expresses the sense of one of his favourite texts: ‘Praised be Allah for the diversity of his creatures.’" (ODNB) Kipling was in his twenties when his stories of Anglo-Indian life made him a literary celebrity, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, the year after this book was published. This book has two instances - on the gilt front cover device and on the half title verso – of the swastika symbol prevalent in Kipling’s published works. Named from the Sanskrit svastika, which means "good fortune", this ancient hooked cross was used at least 5,000 years before being perverted by Hitler’s Reich. It remains sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Odinism. The swastika came to Kipling’s attention through his father's encyclopaedic knowledge of Indian art. Bibliographic reference: Richards A205 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HOUSE OF SOULS

      London: E. Grant Richards, 1906.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xiii [xiv-xvi] [1-2] 3-513 [514] [515: ad for The Three Impostors] [516: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Sidney H. Sime, original pictorial gray cloth with cover design by Sime in black, gold and light green. First edition. First binding with "E. GRANT / RICHARDS" at base of spine panel. Collects the contents of THE GREAT GOOD PAN (1894) and THE THREE IMPOSTORS (1895), the latter with some revisions and omissions, plus the first book appearance of three tales, "A Fragment of Life," "The White People," and "The Red Hand." "... Machen's most important collection." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 277. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-135. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1072. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 147. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-157. Bleiler (1978), p. 130. Reginald 09464. Goldstone and Sweetser 10a. Gift inscription dated 1908 on the front free endpaper. Just a touch of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, hint of foxing to spine panel, some foxing to endpapers, and several preliminary and terminal leaves, a tight, very good copy. A clean, attractive copy of this handsome book with elaborate three-color cover design by Sime. (#151712)

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        PRINCE MUDTURTLE

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co. ,. Fine with no dust jacket. 1906. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; 61 pages; An exemplary copy of this scarce Baum book. Red dyed end paperss. Just a trace of smudging on the back cover. Binding lovely with very sharp corners. A new appearing FINE copy. With paper adhesion to red eps along glue lines. ; 0 .

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        ENGLISH COSTUME , FOUR VOLUMES : Early English, Middle Ages, Tudor and Stuart, Georgian

      London: Adam and Charles Black. 1906. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. All volumes Very Good+ in boards. Edge wear and soiling. Pages foxed throughout. Spines sunned. Gilt to front panels robust. Gilt page edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Atlas des Champignons de France, Suisse et Belgique. 120 planches coloriées représentant 283 espèces comestibles, vénèneuses ou remarquables par leur abondance ou leur forme, avec leur description et l‘indication de leurs propriétés alimentaires. Aquarells d‘ A. Bessin.

      Paris, Paul Klincksieck, (1906-) 1910.. Quart. Zeitgenössisches Halbmaroquin über fünf echten Bünden mit marmorierten Bezügen und Vorsätzen sowie dezenter Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung (Kanten etwas berieben). 126 S., 1 Bl., mit 120 farblithographischen Tafeln. Die Textseiten teils gleichmässig schwach gebräunt, Titel mit altem handschriftlichen Besitzvermerk (unleserlich, jedoch nicht undekorativ). Sehr gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. Nissen, BBI . Volbracht, 1783. Erschien in 15 Lieferungen zu je 8 Tafeln in zwei Varianten von 1906 an: Zum einen der provisorischen Variante („texte resume et provisoire“), zum anderen in der endgültigen („texte definitif“). Erstere wurde ausschließlich an die Mitglieder der französischen mykologischen Gesellschaft abgegeben – offensichtlich mit der Absicht, das Werk von gemeinschaftlicher Hand Korrektur lesen zu lassen. – ENGLISH: Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter calf on five hubbed spines with marbled boards, front- and endpapers (minorily rubbed). 126 pp., 1 f., with 120 coloured lithographic plates. A few text pages minorily, but evenly browned, plates very clean, title page with manuscript ownership inscription (difficult to read, but decorative). A very good to fine copy. – Published in two versions consisting of 15 installments with 8 plates each from 1906 on. A first version („texte resume et provisoire“) was given to the members of the french mykological society only, apparently serving as a final scientific review by the whole of contemporary researchers of mycology. As an outcome of this procedure must be considered the second, final version („texte definitif“) – as offered here.

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        Notes on a Journey Through Cilicia and Lycaonia" [Complete as six offprints from] Revue Archeologique, Publiée sous la direction de Mm. G. Perrot et S. Reinach.

      Paris: Ernest Leroux, Editeur, 1906-7 - Six offprints bound together as one, octavo. Contemporary purple cloth backed marbled boards, titles gilt to spine. Offprints respectively Revue 1906, I, p. 1–29; p. 385–414; II, p. 7–36; p. 225–252; p. 390–401; Revue 1907, I, p. 18–30. Spine sunned, some minor marks and nicks to boards, internally sound and clean but for a very few sprays of spotting, very good condition. Plans and photographic illustrations (after photographs by Bell) in the text throughout. A rare presentation set of offprint first editions comprising the complete "Notes on a Journey Through Cilicia and Lycaonia", with an autograph letter signed from Bell presenting the whole to Professor Ludwig Richard Enno Littman (1875–1958) laid in. The apparently unpublished letter, on Rounton Grange, Northallerton, stationery, is dated October 1[90]7, and contains four pages of lively archaeological discussion ("Your suggestion that all this series of castles is Islamic comes to me I confess as a new idea. It needs some consideration. Kal'at al Badya at any rate belongs to two periods, the Syrian tower in the fort being rebuilt of its materials. Your idea could not materially alter the kunst wissenschaftlicke importance of the buildings, nor could it alter, I think, one's conception of the artistic influences under which they were built"), after which Bell declares "I send you all the papers from the Revue archiologique [sic]. The Cilician churches, Guyer says, were mostly rebuilt by the Armenians. Concerning the Karaiagh churches Sir W. Ramsay & I will have much to add & to correct. We have, we think, got back with certainty to earlier dates than we could be sure of before." Littmann was a German scholar of Oriental languages who had studied at Princeton. In 1905 he lived among the Tigre people in Eritrea, and in 1906 directed the German Aksum Expedition in Ethiopia. In the same year he succeeded Theodor Noldeke as chair of Oriental languages at the University of Strasbourg. He went on to serve as professor of Oriental languages at Gottingen, Bonn and Tubingen. He is notable for having deciphered Palmyrene, Nabataean and Syriac inscriptions as well as historical texts of ancient Ethiopian monuments. He later published a translation of One Thousand and One Nights from Arabic into German. This early work by Bell relates her travels through what is now South-Eastern Turkey and Northern Syria, and represents her primary fascination with the archaeology for the Middle East (before, like Lawrence, she made the uneasy transition to foreign agent). It is rare – no other copies are traced at auction – and only six are listed by OCLC in institutions worldwide, one in France, two in the US, and three in the UK (and none listed at Oxford, where Bell studied history). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Wassersport XXIV. Jahrgang 1906 - Nummern 1-52. Fachzeitschrift für Rudern, Segeln und verwandte Sportzweige. Amtlicher Anzeiger 405 wassersportlicher Vereine und Verbände.

      Berlin SW 48. Verlag Martin Oldenbourg, 1906. - mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Karten und Bauskizzen, 4°. 35,0 x 26,2 cm. (6), 824 Seiten, Wassersport, 24, Wassersport, 24 In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben, das Rückenschild gebräunt, der vordere Vorsatz am Innengelenk etwas stockig, die erste Lage mit dem Titelblatt ebenso, ansonsten der Buchblock in den Rändern teils leicht braunfleckig und papierbedingt minimal gebräunt, insgesamt aber sauberes Exemplar, - seltene und interessante Zeitschrift. privater Halbleinenband mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschild, winzigen Leinenecken, Schnitt marmoriert, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ARGONAUT STORIES ... Selected from the Argonaut, Jerome Hart, Editor.

      San Francisco: The Argonaut Publishing Co.,. 1906. original gray pictorial wrappers printed in red and black.. Signature of W. Brooks and rubber-stamped date "Apr 9 1906" on title. page; his signature and rubber-stamped date "Apr 11 1906" on rear. cover. Light wear to edges of cover with slight loss at spine ends. and corner tips, several light creases to cover, still a very good. copy of a very fragile book. (#147711). First edition. An anthology of twenty-two stories, including many sensational, criminous and weird tales, that first appeared in THE ARGONAUT, a San Francisco periodical that frequently published fantastic fiction. Contributors include Jack London (first book appearance of "Moon- Face"), Frank Norris (first book appearance of "A Caged Lion"), William C. Morrow ("The Rajah's Nemesis"), C. W. Doyle ("The Seats of Judgment"), Stewart Edward White ("A Double Shot"), Robert Duncan Milne ("Ten Thousand Years in Ice"), and others. All copies known to us, save this copy, bear the imprint "San Francisco: Payot, Upham & Company, agents for Pacific Coast, 1906." We would speculate that this issue with Argonaut's own imprint is the earliest (if, indeed, there is any priority). The anthology is uncommon. According to Merle Johnson (1942), "most of edition destroyed by San Francisco earthquake and fire." Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1515h (Milne). BAL 11893 (London); BAL 15041 (Norris). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 A-298.

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        THE LAST MIRACLE

      T. WERNER LAURIE PUB 1906, LONDON - PUBLISHER'S BLACK DECORATED CLOTH. BOOK HAS A COUPLE OF SHORT BREAKS AT THE ENDS OF THE SPINE WITH SLIGHT CORNER RUB AND A COUPLE OF FAINT SPOTS ON THE LOWER COVER, AND SOME MODEST FOXING TO THE PRELIMINARY AND TERMINAL LEAVES. A VERY NICE COPY WITH DECORATION TO THE SPINE AND UPPER COVER VIVID. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The life of Takla Haymanot in the version of Dabra Libanos, and the miracles of Takla Haymanot in the version of Dabra Libanos, and the book of the riches of Kings.: The Ethiopic Texts, from the British Museum Ms. Oriental 723, edited with English translations, to which is added an English translation of the Waldebban version.

      One of 250 copies., London Privately printed for Lady Meux. Plates by W. Griggs. 1906 - These volumes weigh 24 kilos before packing. Postage will be quoted on request. A very good set in original cloth, some light rubbing to edges. First edition Two volumes, large folio, pp.lxiii, 396, 141, 165 superb chromolithograph plates.

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        Catalogue De Fries E C. Milano

      De Fries: 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 Macchinario, Utensili, Apparecchi, Di Solleva Mento

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        Die Erotik in der Kunst. Privatdruck des Verlages C.W.Stern / Wien, 1908. (Als Manuskript gedruckte Publikation der Gesellschaft oesterreichischer Bibliophilen - nicht im Handel erhältlich). 236 Seiten plus 40 Tafeln [Hayn-Gotendorf III, 518 / Stern-Szana 252]. Dem Werk vorgebunden: Ernst Fuchs - L'Élement érotique dans la caricature - (Das erotische Element in der Karikatur / The Erotic Element in Caricature).

      Wien, Stern, 1906-1908. 4°. Eduard Fuchs - L'élément érotique dans la caricature: VI, 259 pages with 223 illustrations. / Cary von Karwath - 236 pages plus 40 tipped-in plates on titled cardboard. Both publications in their original wrappers bound in a beautiful private half - leather with raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Spine slightly rubbed. The publications in unusually excellent condition. All tipped-in plates complete and in their place. Spectacular publication in a worthy binding. Two masterpieces of erotic art and erotic history. With an unbelievable amount of spectacular erotic illustrations. The Fuchs-publication in French, the Karwath publication in German language.

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        Taeler Des Nordwestlichen Himalaya, Die

      White Lotus, Gotha 1906 - Taeler Des Nordwestlichen Himalaya, Die [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton 1906. xii, 126 pp. Publisher's original salmon/russet coloured gilt-decorated cloth. Foxing to half title and prelims. 50 tipped in colour plates with tissue guards by Arthur Rackham. Plates complete. First Illustrated Edition with illustrations by Arthur Rackham . Good. Gilt Decorated Cloth. First Illustrated Edition. 1906. 4to..

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        Choice Masterpieces of Korin and Kenzan

      The Kokka Company, Tokyo 1906 - Finely produced collection of woodblock images printed by Tamura for the Kokka Company. An excellent copy in decorative cloth covered boards with string ties and a Japanese title, bright and attractively produced with a little rubbing to extremities and a stain along the top 3cm of the lower cover. This stain also appears across the top 3cm of the paper stock within the book, not affecting images. The book is contained in the publisher's original box, also with label to upper cover; two ephemera relating to the Kokka Company laid in. The box has done an excellent job of protecting the binding which is fresh and bright. Each of the ten plates has a labelled tissue guard and is in excellent condition. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The wonders of the Colorado Desert (southern California). Its rivers and its mountains, its canyons and its springs, its life and its history, pictured and described ..

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1906. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo; 33 plates, 1 folding map, 1 double-page table inserted, numerous illustrations throughout text all after Carl Eytel; original beige cloth over blue cloth boards, gilt vignette on upper covers; the spines both a bit faded, and not quite uniform, the second volume with a mild dampstain at the lower spine, hinges of vol. II neatly reglued; a good set. With a long and interesting inscription from the author on the half title "To Dr. and Mrs. Robertson, Ruth & Majorie: Dear friends, We have reveled in the delights of the Grand & Hoover Canyons together, & I hope that these pages will lead you to want to go with me, someday, into this equally wonderful & interesting region - the Colorado Desert of our own California. Cordially yours, George Wharton James. Howes J-44.

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        Die Ergebnisse der Schlachtvieh- und Fleischbeschau im Deutschen Reiche. Konvolut der Bände 1904 - 1911. Bearbeitet im Kaiserlichen Gesundheitsamte.

      Springer Berlin 1906 ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1906 - 1913 ) Konvolut von 8 Jahrgangsbänden. Jeweils u.a. gegliedert in: \" Die Schlachtvieh- und Fleischbeschau bei Schlachtungen im Inlande - Die Fleischbeschau bei dem in das Zollinland eingeführten Fleische \" mit allerlei Tabellen ( u.a.: Zahl der Schlachtungen - Beurteilung der beschauten Tiere - Beurteilung der beanstandeten Tiere - Beanstandungsgründe - Gesamtzahl der Fälle von Tuberkulose, Schweineseuche, Schweinepest, Rotlauf der Schweine, Trichinen, Gesundheitsschädliche Finnen - Beschau durch Tierärzte und durch nicht als Tierarzt approbierte Beschauer // Einfuhr nach Untersuchungsstellen - Einfuhr und Gesamtbeanstandungen nach Herkunftsländern - Die Herkunftsländer: Einfuhr und Beanstandungen - Beanstandungsgründe etc.) Je Band ca. 130 - 190 Seiten. Jeweils in Bibliothekshalbleinen mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, 4° ( 32,5 x 26 cm ). Einbände teils berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, etwas fleckig, Bibliotheksmarke auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken. Innen Bibliotheksstempel und -vermerke, wenige Seiten etwas fleckig oder angeknickt. Insgesamt von guter Erhaltung. ( Gesamtgewicht 7500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Schlachthof, Schlachtvieh, Schlachtung, Schlachten, Fleisch, Fleischbeschau, Tierarzt, Veterinärwesen, Fleischhandel

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        Eragny Press] La Belle Dame Sans Merci

      Eragny Press, Hammersmith 1906 - Oblong 12mo. Original printed patterned paper covered boards in beige, light yellow and green, gray paper covered at spine. Patterned boards dulled and age oxidized, very good internally.

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        Izobrazheniia russkoi kniazheskoi sem'i v miniatiurakh XI veka [Depictions of the Russian princely family in miniatures of the 11th century]

      Izd. Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk, St. Petersburg 1906 - Quarto (27 × 19 cm). Later boards, preserving original printed front wrapper; 121, VI pp. With thirteen illustrations in the text and as an appendix of six leaves of plates, of which one in color. About very good. First edition of this study of representations of the Russian Imperial family in miniatures of the eleventh century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Friðpjofssaga, norræn so¨guljo´ð i´ 24 kvæðum : Matthi´as Jochumsson hefur islenzkað og gefið u´t.

      Isafjordur: Prentsmidja Vestra. Islenzkadi III. Utgafa Utgefendur Kr. Jonsson og Olafur oddsson Author Reverend Matthias Jochumson of Akureyri, Iceland. Editor of Icelandic Periodical and translator. Very good black half-leather over green cloth boards. Slight wear. soiling. 1906, 16mo, xi, 182pp. Glossary (Islenzkadi III. Útgáfa Utgefendur Kr. Jónsson og Ólafur Oddsson Höfundur séra Matthías Jochumson á Akureyri, Ísland. Ritstjóri íslensku Periodical og þýðandi. Mjög góður svartur hálf-leður yfir grænt stjórnum klút. Hirða klæðast. óhreinindi. 1906, 16mo, xi, 182pp. Orðalisti) Scarce book Only 1 copy OCLC . Very Good. Leather Bound. 1906.

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        EARLY 20th-CENTURY WANTED POSTER FOR A BLACK MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER].

      [Lexington, N.C.?] Oct. 10, 1906. - Broadside, 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Printed on salmon-colored paper. Previously folded, with small separations and chips along old fold lines, sometimes affecting text. Some larger chips and loss along edges. Good. A striking wanted poster from North Carolina in 1906, offering a $250 reward: "For the arrest and delivery to undersigned [T.S.F. Dorsett, Sheriff Davidson County] of Oscar Gaddy who murdered R.H. Eubanks, Supt. for Lane Bros. Co., & Jones, near Lexington, North Carolina, on Sunday, October 7, 1906." The broadside contains a vivid and remarkable description of the accused: "A black, rawboned negro, about 180 to 200 lbs, six feet high or over, stands very straight, even white teeth and has a crippled thumb on right hand. This thumb has been mashed and is twisted to one side. Lives in neighborhood of Henderson, N.C., - also lived in Terra Cotta. Has worked in Coal fields of West Va. When last seen was coatless, hatless, and shoeless."

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        MOON-FACE AND OTHER STORIES.

      NY: Macmillan & Co, 1906. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Original blue pictorial cloth decorated in cream, pale green, and gilt, octavo, 273 pp + 4pp adverts. Top edge gilt. Covers moderately worn, bit of fraying to spine ends, still about very good INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JACK LONDON to his close friend Johannes Reimers: "Dear Johannes: And there isn't a detestable Indian within the covers of this book. Now will you be good? But I know you won't because–well, because you are Johannes, and because the quality of your gray matter is no improvement upon that of the ancient Greeks. With love, Jack London. Glen Ellen, Calif. Oct. 3, 1906." Johannes Reimers was a Norwegian-American writer and artist who first met Jack at a 1902 birthday party given for Jack by Anna Strunsky. See Charmian London's "The Book of Jack London" volume 1, page 368 for a detailed account of this first meeting. Reimers much later designed the landscaping surrounding the Londons' doomed Wolf House. "BAL 11895, Sisson/Martens page 28. 8400 copies printed in the first edition.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("R.W. Gilder"), to "Dr. Dane"

      [New York] 1906 - 7 1/2 pp pen and ink on folded paper. 12mo. A scathing letter by Richard Gilder (1844-1909), poet and editor of the Century Magazine, denouncing William Randolph Hearst, who was at the time running for Governor of New York. Gilder fears that if Hearst is successful he will run next for President: "A man of depraved life, corruptionist, inheritor of immense wealth, the chief degrader of our journalism, the publisher of uncounted lies, picking up a cause solely for self-advancement - and another young man of wealth ? with a tender heart but no judgment as to either young men or women ? letting his respectable name be used as a flagrant endorsement & advertisement to advance the adventurer on his path to the Presidency ?" Hearst lost his bid for Governor. Soiled, creased from prior folding. Very good in custom green and brown morocco-backed folding box 7 1/2 pp pen and ink on folded paper. 12mo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Erste Symphonie in D dur; Zweite Symphonie in C Moll; Dritte Symphonie in D Moll; Vierte Symphonie in G Dur. [Study scores]

      Wien... Leipzig: Universal-Edition [PN 6], 1906. 1f. (title), 3-171, [1] (blank) pp. The first edition of the full score was published by Weinberger in Vienna in 1898; Universal acquired the rights in 1906. Later editions replace Weinberger's plate number with the Universal number U.E. 2931. "The four-movement version in which the symphony is now known remains rich in imagery and technical diversity. In the opening bars Mahler uses the extraordinary orchestral effect of a unison A over seven octaves in the strings, all except the lowest basses playing harmonics, 'Wie ein Naturlaut' ('Like a sound of nature'); a kind of virtual-reality effect is created by three offstage trumpets (the first two directed to be placed initially 'in the very far distance'), as if to stress a physical separation between the platform orchestra as Nature, with its explicitly marked cuckoo calls, and the realm of human activity. Mahler characteristically consigned to the silence between the second and third movements the disillusioning dramatic catastrophe, figured as the tragic love experience which separates the symphony's protagonist, like the wayfarer of the song cycle, from the comforts of youthful illusion. What follows is the most experimental of the symphony's four movements: an ironic funeral march based on the children's round Bruder Martin ('Frère Jacques'), whose trio-like interpolations include one of Mahler's most explicit evocations of the Bohemian street musicians encountered in his childhood; the pungent, chromatically inflected orchestral timbre is appropriately enriched (at a point marked 'Mit Parodie') with a percussion part for a bass drum with Turkish cymbals attached, to be played by a single musician. Only in the symphony's finale does Mahler mobilize all the resources of the post-Wagnerian orchestra in a large-scale dramatic narrative. Daemonic forces and heroic aspiration are colourfully symbolized in a movement whose expressive poles are represented on the one hand by the delicately-nuanced 'Gesang' theme that functions as a contrasting second subject, on the other by a triumphal march, whose final statement follows a cyclic flashback to the opening of the first movement (on whose falling 4ths it is based). Already, at the end of this work, Mahler was experimenting with ways of intensifying available techniques for creating an overwhelming volume of sound. He suggests in the score that the expanded horn section (he seems to have envisaged at least nine players at this point) should stand up, bells raised, in order to surmount the rest of the orchestral tutti with their peroration." Peter Franklin in Grove Music Online. With: Zweite Symphonie in C Moll... (nur für Privatgebrauch). Wien... Leipzig: Universal-Edition [without PN], [after 1906]. 1f. (title), 3-209, [i] (blank) pp. With "In die 'Universal-Edition' aufgenommen" to title followed by listing of agents in Budapest, Pozsony (Bratislava), Leipzig, and London. The first edition of the full score was published by Hofmeister in Leipzig in 1899; Universal acquired the rights in 1906. Later editions use the original plates but add the plate number U.E. 2933. "A symphonic cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra in which the progression from tension to resolution is reinterpreted as a narrative of apocalypse and subsequent redemption (the 'Resurrection' of the symphony's subsequent unofficial subtitle). Judeo-Christian mythology supplied certain of its details, but reinterpreted and even subverted in a striking manner. If Mahler's programmatic justification of his generically diverse suite of movements extended established 19th-century precedents, the symphony's scale and close matching of musical and conceptual details were highly original. The Second Symphony gained popularity in Mahler's lifetime only in the wake of the initially more readily appreciated Third Symphony... This is striking in view of the Third's arguably more arcane extension and intensification of all the salient features of the Second." Peter Franklin in Grove Music Online. With: Dritte Symphonie in D Moll. Wien Leipzig Paris: Josef Weinberger [PN9], [after 1906]. 1f. (title), 3-231, []i] (blank) pp. The first edition of the full score was published by Weinberger in 1899; Universal acquired the rights in 1906. Later editions use the original plates but replace the plate number with the Universal number 950. "The Third Symphony arguably takes as its theme the process of Mahler's assimilation while extending the iconoclastic implications of the Second's finale in the half-hour long first movement... The often deliberately realistic vulgarity of the military-band style orchestration of the march highlights the implicitly subversive origins of its main theme (a student song... beloved of anti-Habsburg, pan-Germanists in Mahler's student days) and lends an almost concrete political implication to the 'anarchic' qualities that outraged the work's more consevative critics. The evolutionary programme of the rest of the symphony accommodates the historically successive forms of the minuet and trio and the Beethovenian scherzo in a unique manner... The hushed 'Mitternachtslied' ('O Mensch! Gib Acht!') from Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra proclaims the work's mid-1890s modernity in conclusive fashion (Richard Strauss's tone poem inspired by Nietzsche's book was also completed in 1896)... The subsequent, celebratory setting of 'Es sungen drei Engel einen süsses Gesang', with children imitating bell sounds, provides an effective foil for the extended orchestral Adagio... This concluding celebration of 'divine love', its culminatory peroration in a transfigured D major, was readily admired even by the symphony's detractors - a fact which highlights its tendency towards assimilationist reconciliation (anticipating Mahler's conversion to Roman Catholicism before his return to Vienna in 1897). From this perspective the symphony might be read as an unlikely lexicon of sentiments that sustained the mythology of the Austro-Hungarian empire in the fragile and increasingly fragmented last stage of its history." Peter Franklin in Grove Music Online. With: Vierte Symphonie in G Dur. Wien: Ludwig Doblinger (Bernhard Herzmansky) [PN 31], [after 1906]. 1f. (title), 3-125, [i] (blank) pp. The first edition was published by Doblinger in 1902; Universal acquired the rights in 1906. Later editions use the original plates but replace the plate number with the Universal number U.E. 952. "The Fourth Symphony's posthumous reputation as one of Mahler's more approachable, straightforward works does not correspond with its original reception as an exercise in sacrilegious modernity. Mahler's most explicit realization of one of the implications of Wagner's interpretation of the late 18th-century symphony as characterized by 'lofty glee' exposed the ideological work done by the notion of 'classical music' in policing the lines of demarcation between high and low styles. Both are invoked in the second movement (with its scordatura violin representing Freund Hein, 'Death the Fiddler') and surprisingly juxtaposed in the predominantly slow third movement. The 'himmlische Leben' song... ends the 'tetralogy'... of Mahler's first four symphonies by exemplifying the Wunderhorn style of the 1890s." Peter Franklin in Grove Music Online. Bindings slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Some browning; offsetting, and other minor defects. 4 volumes. Octavo. Blue quarter leather with marbled boards, dark brown leather label with titling gilt to spine, marbled edges, decorative endpapers. All titles within decorative Jugendstil border printed in sepia, with list of orchestral instruments printed to versos of titles of Volumes 2-4. Annotations in pencil in an unidentified hand to Vol. 1, in German, mostly commenting on tempo markings and dynamics and apparently related to a specific performance/recording.

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        THE GOLLIWOGG'S DESERT ISLAND.

      London, Longmans Green, 1906. FIRST EDITION 1906, date printed on title page, oblong 4to, 220 x 285 mm, 8½ x 11 inches, cloth backed colour illustrated boards, 64 pages. Colour title illustration and 31 splendid full page colour illustrations, other line illustrations. Golly lives out Crusoe's experiences. Tail of spine and corners very slightly worn, 10 mm (½ inch) light water stain on upper hinge, not showing on spine itself, few very light scratches to boards, hardly noticeable. Ink name on front endpaper, very slight faint foxing to 1 lower margin, contents exceptionally nice. Very good plus bright tight clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE LAST MIRACLE .

      T. Werner Laurie, London 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ventriloquism (Ventriloquist Dummy Magic) 1906 w/ rare dust jacket!

      Rare and early book on Ventriloquism (part of the larger category of Magic and Illusion Performance) in Scarce Dust Jacket! This is the first dust jacket on a book I have seen from before 1910 outside of a book fair or a prestigious collection.Ventriloquism by Charles H. Olin Hardcover First Edition - First Printing Penn Publishing 1906. Contains several photographs, diagrams, and even an example of a dialogue between the ventriloquist and two dummies! Near Fine+ in Very Good+ Dustjacket! A very tight copy, most pages very clean, in scarce dust jacket! You just don't find books with their original dust jackets from prior to 1910 very often! Essentially complete, very slight edgewear to the top of spine and top edge, otherwise complete and intact! I could find very few examples of this book on WorldCat, and none for sale of the first edition, although some later edition copies are available. However, this may be the ONLY copy surviving in its original dust jacket, or at least one of very few. Probably the only which will be available in the next several years. If this doesn't sell here, I may take it to an antiquarian bookseller who will probably ask much more. Don't hesitate.All modern books with dust jackets come with dust jacket covers.Book will be separately bubble-wrapped and placed in either a flat-rate mailer or a box.

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        Erste Symphonie in D dur; Zweite Symphonie in C Moll; Dritte Symphonie in D Moll; Vierte Symphonie in G Dur. [Study scores]

      Wien... Leipzig: Universal-Edition [PN 6], [after 1906]. 1f. (title), 3-171, [1] (blank) pp. The first edition of the full score was published by Weinberger in Vienna in 1898; Universal acquired the rights in 1906. Later editions replace Weinberger's plate number with the Universal number U.E. 2931. "The four-movement version in which the symphony is now known remains rich in imagery and technical diversity. In the opening bars Mahler uses the extraordinary orchestral effect of a unison A over seven octaves in the strings, all except the lowest basses playing harmonics, 'Wie ein Naturlaut' ('Like a sound of nature'); a kind of virtual-reality effect is created by three offstage trumpets (the first two directed to be placed initially 'in the very far distance'), as if to stress a physical separation between the platform orchestra as Nature, with its explicitly marked cuckoo calls, and the realm of human activity. Mahler characteristically consigned to the silence between the second and third movements the disillusioning dramatic catastrophe, figured as the tragic love experience which separates the symphony's protagonist, like the wayfarer of the song cycle, from the comforts of youthful illusion. What follows is the most experimental of the symphony's four movements: an ironic funeral march based on the children's round Bruder Martin ('Frère Jacques'), whose trio-like interpolations include one of Mahler's most explicit evocations of the Bohemian street musicians encountered in his childhood; the pungent, chromatically inflected orchestral timbre is appropriately enriched (at a point marked 'Mit Parodie') with a percussion part for a bass drum with Turkish cymbals attached, to be played by a single musician. Only in the symphony's finale does Mahler mobilize all the resources of the post-Wagnerian orchestra in a large-scale dramatic narrative. Daemonic forces and heroic aspiration are colourfully symbolized in a movement whose expressive poles are represented on the one hand by the delicately-nuanced 'Gesang' theme that functions as a contrasting second subject, on the other by a triumphal march, whose final statement follows a cyclic flashback to the opening of the first movement (on whose falling 4ths it is based). Already, at the end of this work, Mahler was experimenting with ways of intensifying available techniques for creating an overwhelming volume of sound. He suggests in the score that the expanded horn section (he seems to have envisaged at least nine players at this point) should stand up, bells raised, in order to surmount the rest of the orchestral tutti with their peroration." Peter Franklin in Grove Music Online. With: Zweite Symphonie in C Moll... (nur für Privatgebrauch). Wien... Leipzig: Universal-Edition [without PN], [after 1906]. 1f. (title), 3-209, [i] (blank) pp. With "In die 'Universal-Edition' aufgenommen" to title followed by listing of agents in Budapest, Pozsony (Bratislava), Leipzig, and London. The first edition of the full score was published by Hofmeister in Leipzig in 1899; Universal acquired the rights in 1906. Later editions use the original plates but add the plate number U.E. 2933. "A symphonic cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra in which the progression from tension to resolution is reinterpreted as a narrative of apocalypse and subsequent redemption (the 'Resurrection' of the symphony's subsequent unofficial subtitle). Judeo-Christian mythology supplied certain of its details, but reinterpreted and even subverted in a striking manner. If Mahler's programmatic justification of his generically diverse suite of movements extended established 19th-century precedents, the symphony's scale and close matching of musical and conceptual details were highly original. The Second Symphony gained popularity in Mahler's lifetime only in the wake of the initially more readily appreciated Third Symphony... This is striking in view of the Third's arguably more arcane extension and intensification of all the salient features of the Second." Peter Franklin in Grove Music Online. With: Dritte Symphonie in D Moll. Wien Leipzig Paris: Josef Weinberger [PN9], [after 1906]. 1f. (title), 3-231, []i] (blank) pp. The first edition of the full score was published by Weinberger in 1899; Universal acquired the rights in 1906. Later editions use the original plates but replace the plate number with the Universal number 950. "The Third Symphony arguably takes as its theme the process of Mahler's assimilation while extending the iconoclastic implications of the Second's finale in the half-hour long first movement... The often deliberately realistic vulgarity of the military-band style orchestration of the march highlights the implicitly subversive origins of its main theme (a student song... beloved of anti-Habsburg, pan-Germanists in Mahler's student days) and lends an almost concrete political implication to the 'anarchic' qualities that outraged the work's more consevative critics. The evolutionary programme of the rest of the symphony accommodates the historically successive forms of the minuet and trio and the Beethovenian scherzo in a unique manner... The hushed 'Mitternachtslied' ('O Mensch! Gib Acht!') from Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra proclaims the work's mid-1890s modernity in conclusive fashion (Richard Strauss's tone poem inspired by Nietzsche's book was also completed in 1896)... The subsequent, celebratory setting of 'Es sungen drei Engel einen süsses Gesang', with children imitating bell sounds, provides an effective foil for the extended orchestral Adagio... This concluding celebration of 'divine love', its culminatory peroration in a transfigured D major, was readily admired even by the symphony's detractors - a fact which highlights its tendency towards assimilationist reconciliation (anticipating Mahler's conversion to Roman Catholicism before his return to Vienna in 1897). From this perspective the symphony might be read as an unlikely lexicon of sentiments that sustained the mythology of the Austro-Hungarian empire in the fragile and increasingly fragmented last stage of its history." Peter Franklin in Grove Music Online. With: Vierte Symphonie in G Dur. Wien: Ludwig Doblinger (Bernhard Herzmansky) [PN 31], [after 1906]. 1f. (title), 3-125, [i] (blank) pp. The first edition was published by Doblinger in 1902; Universal acquired the rights in 1906. Later editions use the original plates but replace the plate number with the Universal number U.E. 952. "The Fourth Symphony's posthumous reputation as one of Mahler's more approachable, straightforward works does not correspond with its original reception as an exercise in sacrilegious modernity. Mahler's most explicit realization of one of the implications of Wagner's interpretation of the late 18th-century symphony as characterized by 'lofty glee' exposed the ideological work done by the notion of 'classical music' in policing the lines of demarcation between high and low styles. Both are invoked in the second movement (with its scordatura violin representing Freund Hein, 'Death the Fiddler') and surprisingly juxtaposed in the predominantly slow third movement. The 'himmlische Leben' song... ends the 'tetralogy'... of Mahler's first four symphonies by exemplifying the Wunderhorn style of the 1890s." Peter Franklin in Grove Music Online. Bindings slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Some browning; offsetting, and other minor defects. 4 volumes. Octavo. Blue quarter leather with marbled boards, dark brown leather label with titling gilt to spine, marbled edges, decorative endpapers. All titles within decorative Jugendstil border printed in sepia, with list of orchestral instruments printed to versos of titles of Volumes 2-4. Annotations in pencil in an unidentified hand to Vol. 1, in German, mostly commenting on tempo markings and dynamics and apparently related to a specific performance/recording.

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        [Photo Album]: San Francisco Earthquake and Seattle World's Fair

      San Francisco and Seattle. 1906-1909. Oblong small octavo. Measuring 6" x 7". Black textured leather over stiff paper boards. Contains 128 sepia-toned or black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 4" x 5", some with captions. Very good album with rubbing and edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album beginning with a trip to the Seattle World's Fair in 1909 through 1914. The photographs are not in chronological order. The fair's theme was Alaska--Yukon--Pacific Exposition and was originally set to take place in 1907 for the 10th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush but was pushed back to 1909 due to a conflict with the Jamestown Exposition. The photos begin with snapshots around the city and of the coast. There are images of Seattle harbor with sailboats in the distance as well as large cruise ships and the wooded areas surrounding the city. The fair also included exhibits from Canada and Japan, as well as Alaskan Native American tribes and the Igorrotes from the Philippines. The Igorrotes are seen in snapshots participating in tribal dances, climbing trees, and holding spears. One of these photos shows a young Igorrotes boy, with the shadow of a bowler hat-wearing fairgoer at his feet. Other photos show candids of fashionably dressed revelers walking through the exhibit as well as photos of the architecture of the fair and scenes from exhibits including the maple ice cream stand in the Canadian section. Later photos show men hiking in the Washington wilderness as well as boating and shooting. Photos from 1910 show a trip to "the seaside" with images of men and women posed on a beach and in a large boat. Towards the end of the album the photographs show the results of an earthquake which appears to be the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. These photos show ruined buildings and people walking around the rubble. One photo shows San Francisco Victorian homes with blown out windows. The final pages show the travelers posed for candids and portraits while hiking and on picnics in Northern California and Washington and includes a photo strip images of a couple. A wonderful collection of well-composed travel photographs featuring events in Seattle and San Francisco. .

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        WHITE FANG

      NY: Macmillan, 1906. First edition. Hardcover. 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.. 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. With usual cancel title page. BAL notes that the cancel page occurs printed on either wove or on laid paper (the rest of the text sheets are all laid paper) but suggests no priority or other significance. This copy with cancel printed on wove paper. BAL 11896; Sisson/Martens p. 30.

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