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      1906 - Memories and Impressions. London: Methuen & Co., (1906). 40 pp ads dated Aug 1906. Original green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of Conrad's first volume of nonfiction, a rambling discourse about life on the sea. Though originally planned as a collection of sketches, during preparation for publication Conrad converted it into a continuous book. As he wrote to his agent:~My idea is a sort of reminiscent discourse running on like this: I. II. III. IV. etc etc XX. XXI. and so on, with no titles or blank or half blank pages between; something, in short, like poor Gissing's Ryecroft papers; and only the headings at the top of pages being changed according to the matter created.~"Conrad's method, which was mainly followed, was exceptionally shrewd as a way of getting around the unmarketability of short pieces or even short stories. A continuous book, even his, stood some chance of sales" [Karl].~This copy has August ads, which is the primary state (though the book was not actually published until October, and though some copies have July ads). The fore-edge is untrimmed, which again is the primary state (some copies, supposedly those headed for libraries, were issued trimmed). Condition is just about fine (one small mark on the rear cover); the original endpapers are not cracked, and there is none of the usual foxing on the textual leaves within. Cagle A11a, binding a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        [MAIN WORK OF THE FOUNDER OF RUSSIAN COSMISM] Filosofiya obshchego dela. Stat'i, mysli i pisma [i.e. The Philosophy of the Common Deed. Articles, Thoughts, and Letters] / edited by Kozhevnikov and Peterson

      Verniy, 1906; Moscow, 1913. V.1. [2], XII, 731, [3] pp.; V.2. IX, 473 pp. 24,5x16 cm. In two modern half-leather bindings. Good condition. Extremely rare set of the first edition of the main work by Fyodorov. Vol. 1 was printed locally in Verniy (now Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan), only 480 copies were produced - this explains the level of rarity. Nikolay Fyodorov (1829-1903) is one of the most interesting Russian philosophers, futurologist and the founder of Russian cosmism. During his lifetime he never published his books but preferred to spread his thoughts in manuscripts, occasionally printing something but always under pseudonyms. It was done because Fyodorov avoided the publicity and didn't like the idea of getting paid for his work. This edition was prepared by his followers Vladimir Kozhevnikov and Nikolay Peterson who did it in Fyodorov's spitir - the limited number of copies was printed not for sale but to be distributed among the libraries and the scientific societies. As a futurist a lot of his highly unorthodox ideas can be found here: immortality, revival of the dead, ocean and space colonization. The core idea of Fyodorov's philosophy is the overcoming of death. Today Fyodorov is credited with foreseeing the ecological problems of the 20th century, raising the problem of states and armies destroying the Earth. He pictures the scene where humans live in a harmony with the nature, rule it and eventually overcome the death itself. Fyodorov always regarded the Earth as a part of the universe, so in his writings there is a lot on space exploration. One of his other original ideas was his view on the Holy Trinity: he thought that the Holy Ghost could be regarded as the 'daughter' of God. Tsiolkovsky's famous slogan 'Earth is the cradle of the humanity but the humanity should not remain the the cradle forever' is inspired by Fyodorov, and Tsiolkosvky can be considered his student. It's also known that Korolev studied 'The Philosophy of the Common Deed' very carefully. No copies in the Worldcat.

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        British Flowers

      1906-1913, England 1906 - Oblong 8vo (17.5 x 21.3 cm). Maroon cloth binding with gilt title on spine, vertical parallel line tooling on boards, minor wear to ends of spine and corners. Collation: [12-tipped in folded typed sheets], [c.250] pp., illustrating 488 pen and ink drawings with watercolor washes of wild flowers around countryside villages and towns in England and Scotland. The plates are very clean with only an occasional spot. Leaves, pedicles and flowers plants are illustrated with Latin and common names and location and date drawn. There is a note for one plant that it was copied in 1912 although the date beneath the plant is dated 1906. This rare album is beautifully illustrated from field sketches that were copied and colored the same day. This unusual and rare collection of British wildflowers is separated into Dicotyledons and Monocotyledons on the preliminary folded typed sheets. On these sheets the listing of plants follows a somewhat taxonomic scheme with family heading followed by individual plants in three columns. First column has number of drawing in album in front of common name; second column Latin genus and species; and third column- location found. Most of the plants in the album are dicots on ten (10) typed sheets and monocots on the last two (2) sheets. On second typed sheet of plants there are two ink corrections for the names of genera for Caryophyllaceae. N.M. Oddy is not listed in standard biographical database for United Kingdom, but certainly is an accomplished artist and botanist who provide common and Latin names for plants he/she observed and drew from nature. There are no duplicates in this album which indicates that the author had a good knowledge of plant identification through personal experience or professional use of published flora. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Botanicum, ABAA]
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        Lord Randolph Churchill

      1906. First Edition . CHURCHILL, Winston. Lord Randolph Churchill. London: Macmillan, 1906. Two volumes. Octavo, modern full navy morocco, raised bands, spine compartments gilt-stamped with Churchill lion emblems, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $2000.First edition of ChurchillÂ’s distinguished biography of his father, with two photographic frontispiece portraits of Lord Randolph, handsomely bound.“In My Early Life, Winston joked about his fatherÂ’s low opinion of himÂ… Beneath WinstonÂ’s tremendous stature as a world leader, his belligerence, his confidence, there ran this dark, poignant thread, of a son working vainly to win his fatherÂ’s approval” (Rubin, 106, 108). “Outside Parliament, Churchill devoted much of his time during 1904 and 1905 to compiling a biography of Lord Randolph. He was motivated in part by a desire for an intimate knowledge of his father that had been denied him during Lord RandolphÂ’s lifetimeÂ… When the book emerged in 1906, it was widely hailed as one of the best political biographies in English and its prose style is still greatly admired todayÂ… Contemporary readers were struck by the frankness and openness of the account, contrasting favorably with the pious acts of homage served up as biography by other sons of famous fathers. It was, after all, a study in failure rather than success. The writing of the biography marked the point at which Churchill at last outgrew his fatherÂ’s memory” (Grant, 47). Illustrated with numerous full-page plates and manuscript facsimiles. Cohen A17.1. Woods A8a. Langworth, 68-71. Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Nature of Capital and Income

      1906. Signed. FISHER, Irving. The Nature of Capital and Income. New York and London: Macmillan, 1927. Thick octavo, original green cloth. $3800.Scarce 1927 edition of this pioneering work on the growth of wealth, by “the United StatesÂ’ greatest scientific economist” (Niehans, 279), signed by Irving Fisher on the title page.Considered ""the father of monetary economics,"" Irving Fisher, during a mountain-climb in the Alps, encountered a cascade of water into a pool, which clicked with him as a metaphor for the growth of wealth—a distinction he used in this work to clarify several prevailing economic notions regarding capital and income. ""He defined capital as a stock of wealth at one point in time, analogous to a stock of water in a poolÂ… Out of current income would come a [cascade] of savings which adds to our stock of wealth"" (Pressman, 92-93). With his Nature of Capital and Income, ""Fisher became the first economist to develop a theory of capital (including human capital) on an actuarial and accounting basisÂ… He demonstrated convincingly that in economics only the future counts, and that past costs have no direct relevance to value. In point of fact, his research resulted in rigorous definition of the bases on which it is possible to ground a valid theory of interest"" (IESS). Preceded by the 1906 first edition and the 1923 edition. Text very fresh, front inner paper hinge expertly reinforced, only lightest edge-wear to cloth, spine a bit toned. A near-fine copy, scarce signed.

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        Two page note handwritten and signed by Arturo Toscanini.

      no place: No publisher, 1906. Two page note of approximately 80 words, handwritten and signed by the great conductor Toscanini in red ink. Included is an envelope, addressed to Augusto Berger (Coreografo) Hoftheater Dresden. It appears to be postmarked 4/12/1906. The envelope has another ten handwritten words and is also signed by Toscanini in red ink. The two items are accompanied by a black and white photograph from a later era, with an image area measuring approximately 4 inches by 5.25 inches, showing him conducting. The ensemble is attractively framed, with double-sided glass to allow both sides of the note and envelope to be viewed and read.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        The New Chronicles of Don

      Chapman and Hall, UK 1906 - 1st Edition 1906. Includes 8 plates by Stanley Wood. Scarce Hubin listed mystery novel of a Spanish bandit. Book is very good+ and bright. Spine darkened and gilt dull. Contents good. Edges lightly rubbed. Uncommon. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 11730 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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      1906. LENOTRE, G. Works. London: Heinemann / Bodley Head / David Nutt / Hubert Jenkins / Hutchinson, 1906-34. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges, top edges gilt, uncut. $2500.Handsome set of English editions of acclaimed historian G. LenôtreÂ’s most famous works about the French Revolution, handsomely bound.A respected historian, prolific French author G. Lenôtre, better known under his real name Théodore Gosselin, gained a favorable reputation among his peers for his works dealing with the French Revolution. He was particularly focused on the Reign of Terror and many of his works became primary sources in the years that followed. By the end of his life, he had been made an officer of the Légion dÂ’honneur and been elected to Académie française. Titles includee The Flight of Marie Antoinette, The Last Days of Marie Antoinette, Romances of the Revolution, The Tribunal of Terror, A Gascon Royalist in Revolutionary Paris: The Baron de Batz, The Dauphin (Louis XVII). The Riddle of the Temple, The Daughter of Louis XVI, Tragic Episodes of the French Revolution in Brittany, The Tuileries. The Glories and Enchantments of a Vanished Palace, The Guillotine and Its Servants and The September Massacres. Bookplates.Spines evenly toned to brown. Fine condition.

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        Das Podium. Künstlergesten aus dem Concertsaal. Lithographiert von Eugen Spiro.

      Berlin: 1906. Portfolio of 37 lithographic portraits measuring 320 x 290 mm., each in folding protective mount, original printed folding card case with the titling leaf. Beautiful collection of lithographic portraits of famous European singers and musicians of the turn of the century, with each plate individually signed by the artist. Eugen Spiro was born in Breslau in 1874 and worked as a landscape and portrait artist in Germany and later the United States. His portraits of prominent creative and scientific personalities won him lasting acclaim in both continents. After a spell in Paris Spiro returned to Germany in 1914 and rose to prominence amongst the fashionable Berlin art scene; he served as chairman of the Berlin Secession and was appointed Professor of the Berlin Academy of Arts. On account of his Jewish ancestry, Spiro was prohibited from working by the ascendant Third Reich from 1933 onwards. He finally emigrated to the United States with his family in 1941 and although 67 years of age upon arrival, Spiro continued to work and exhibit up until decease in 1972 at the age of 98.The portfolio was originally issued with 34 plates in an edition of 55 copies; this copy is an example of the later expanded edition with an additional 3 plates (bringing the total to 37) and limited to 30 numbered copies. Some wear and staining of the folding card case; internally in very good order with all portraits well preserved.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Travel Photo Album, 1906-1921

      - Photo album with black boards and gilt lettering on front, string bound. Album includes 250 small silver gelatin photographs, captioned on or below photographs. All edges of album are moderately worn and spine is chipped. Small piece of white paper with handwritten text tipped onto front board. Album measures 11" tall by 16" wide and has 46 unnumbered pages. This travel photo album was compiled by J. Scott Willock, a doctor known in Baltimore, Maryland. His medical paper collection is housed at John Hopkins Medical Institute, his work included with other practitioners who influenced 19th and 20th century medicine, nursing and public health. Most photographs included in this album were taken at his family home in Beaumaris, Ontario and on Flat Rock Lake, Blackstone Lake and the Musquash River (spelled Muskosch in this album) also in Ontario, Canada. Most of these images depict camping, canoeing, fishing, boat racing, gardening, and family portraits. Willock traveled to Colima, Mexico and worked for railroad contractors, Hampson and Smith, possibly as a doctor in their local hospital and took many photos of his life there. Also featured are photos from the Alamo in Texas; Kit Carson's home in Taos, New Mexico; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Ormand, Florida; Crisfield, Maryland; and a few images from John Hopkins Hospital. Please call for images of photographs. ; 46 pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Modern American Drinks

      1906. KAPPELER, George J. Modern American Drinks. How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks. Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing, circa 1906. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. $1500.Early edition of this important early cocktail book, with dozens of recipes for previously unrecorded drinks, among them the Old-Fashioned, the Widow's Kiss, Kappeler's own invention the Hot Locomotive, and many other Gilded Age cocktails.""Kappeler was for a long time at the head of the drink laboratory connected with the Holland House, which has a reputation for the excellence of its damp delights"" (Centralia Enterprise and Tribune), referring to the Holland House Hotel in Manhattan. As he writes in his preface, ""The recipes contained in this book are for the proper mixing of all kinds of drinks, such as Absinthe, Cocktails, Cups, Crustas, Cobblers, Coolers, Egg Noggs, Fixes, Fizzes, Flips, Juleps, Lemonades, Punches, Pousse Cafe, Frozen Beverages, etc. The formulas are simple, practical, and easy to follow and are especially intended for use in first-class Hotels, Clubs, Buffets, and Barrooms, where, if adopted and concocted according to directions given, they will be entirely satisfactory to the caterer and pleasing to the consumer, the latter of whom will immediately notice a marked improvement in his favorite beverages."" Publisher's eight-page catalogue at rear, including an advertisement for John William Sargent's book Smoke and Bubbles, first published in 1906, hence the circa date for this volume, which was first published in New York in 1895. A few expected splash stains to several pages and rear cover and other signs of the book being put to its intended use. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1906. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Quarto. Publisher's russet cloth with pictorial gilt design to upper and gilt titles to spine; grey end papers with map to flyleaf. With 50 mounted colour plates with captioned tissues bound at rear, edges coloured grey. Plates and captions all present, some light foxing to prelims. Cloth generally bright, hinges neatly repaired. A useable, presentable and inexpensive example of the first edition. London-born artist Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) studied drawing at evening classes at Lambeth School of Art (1884) for 7 years whilst working full-time in insurance. He began to illustrate books, using the then new half-tone process his fame spread ing upon publication of his illustrated Grimm's Fairy Tales. In 1905 his illustrated Rip van Winkle introduced him to the US public; one year later Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens was published. Rackham was made a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1908, and was honoured abroad, with gold medals from Milan (1906) and Barcelona (1911). His illustrations for many classics followed including Alice In Wonderland (1907), Gulliver's Travels (1909), Aesop's Fables (1912), A Christmas Carol (1915), King Arthur (1917) Cinderella (1919), Sleepy Hollow (1928), The Night Before Christmas (1931), Hans Andersen (1932), Pied Pier of Hamelin (1934) and Poe's Tales (1935). His final book was The Wind In the Willows (1940). Riall p74. Latimore/Haskell p.27. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [126]. BMC No.1 [1984]; 'Edwardian Children's Books'. BMC No.271; 'The Great Illustrators'. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1005.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1906 - 1906 & 1909 Wisden Hardbacks Set of 2.

      1906. This lot is a Set of 2 Hardback Wisdens - 1906 and 1909. In Good Condition. The gilts and boards are both very nice in this pair of books, OK hinges and great photoplates, the 1906 has a mark to the first page where a bookplate was , they have a read feel but nice enough.

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        Hotel El Tovar Grand Canyon of Arizona

      New York: American Lithographic Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1906. Lithograph. A scarce Louis Aken chromo-lithograph from Grand Canyon, with the artist's name and date on the plate. Image size is 7 3/4" x 16". Image size is 7 3/4" x 16". One very light soil spot on margin. The image is in fine condition. Frame is modern. Painter of the Southwest Louis Akin (1863-1913) lived in Arizona during the later part of his life in the early 1900s, where the desert air was supposed to help his tuberculosis. He lived at the El Tovar Hotel, Flagstaff and Oraibi, painting the Hopi and later landscapes. He lived in a studio at the Babbitt Brothers store in Flagstaff, and the Babbitts hold many of his original paintings. This print was for the Santa Fe railroad. Depicted are the El Tovar, a dirt path with a few Native Americans and a ranger on horseback, and the view beyond. No copies found on OCLC. ; 16 1/2" x 24" .

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

      1906. 2 voll. Ril. edit. carton., dorso rivest. in tela, illustr. ai piatti, taglio sup. in oro, cm 30x24, Tomo I: pp XVI, 504; Tomo II: pp 640, compless. 3200 illustr di cui 456 a colori, 12 tavv acquerellate, 25 fototipie, 116 scatole per carte, 340 illustrazioni. Ottimo esempl. Hind 409.

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      - Alicante 1906. Imprenta de Luis Esplá. Cartoné editorial. 204 pp+ANEJOS A LA MEMORIA, Plano general, Secciones de los tubos, galerías y vertedero al foso, parte de pozos de registro y ventilación y depósitos de limpia, depósito regulador, parte de casa de máquinas. Dedicada esta edición a D. José Canalejas y Méndez. Portada posterior algo deteriorada. Pequeñas faltas en último anejo,que no afectan.Cubierta algo manchada. Libro en Español / Book in Spanish [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mes origines, mémoires et récits

      - Plon, Paris 1906, 14x23,5cm, relié. - Franco-provenzale bilingue edizione per la quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Binding metà della marina dolore blu, torna con cinque nervi, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, copre conservato. autografo prezioso firmato da Frédéric Mistral della Provenza al fratello félibre: "A Charles Maurras, aquesto il video Prouvençal che Touta la farina in essa suffrire amistadousamen ..." Libro illustrato frontespizio un ritratto di Frederic Mistral. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale bilingue franco-provençale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Frédéric Mistral en provençal à son frère félibre : "A Charle Maurras, aquesto vido prouvençal, que touta en flour il suffrire amistadousamen..." Ouvrage illustré en frontispice d'un portrait de Frédéric Mistral.  

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        The Trial of Oscar Wilde.

      Paris: Privately printed,, 1906. From the Shorthand Reports. Octavo. Near-contemporary green morocco-backed green cloth boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe/Zaehnsdorf, titles to spine gilt, in compartments, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Title page printed red and black, 6 pages of publisher's advertisements, printed red and black, at the rear. Small hole to pp. 9-10, pencil correction to pp. 7-8 noting the correct university of Lord Alfred Douglas, Douglas's name inked out to pp. 111, 127 and 129; an excellent copy. First edition, limited issue, number 259 of 500 printed on handmade paper, a further 50 printed on japon, all issued for private circulation only.

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        Lithograph inscribed

      1906. Signed. ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Lithograph inscribed. Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed, 1905. Single sheet, measuring approximately 18 by 24 inches. $8500.Exceptionally large, handsome bust-length etching of Teddy Roosevelt, number 91 of an unknown limitation signed by artist Sidney L. Smith, inscribed below the image to Boy Scout benefactor Charles D. Hart: ""To Dr: Charles D. Hart with the regards of Theodore Roosevelt. April 8th 1906.""This striking portrait of Teddy Roosevelt was originally etched by Sidney L. Smith and bears Smith's pencil signature in addition to Roosevelt's inscription. Notably, Smith was a preferred artist of the Roosevelt family and also designed Mrs. Roosevelt's personal bookplates (Cheney, et al., The Bookplate Booklet, 9). The inscribee, Charles D. Hart, was a Philadelphia physician. However, he was best known for the important contributions he made to the Boy Scouts. Hart was the President of the Philadelphia Council and the changes he made locally resonated nationally. He provided an endowment that included the property for the Hart Scout Reservation (Camp Hart), now part of the Musser Scout Reservation in Marlborough Township, Pennsylvania. Hart also formed the first troop of blind Boy Scouts, changing the public's idea of what scouts could be. Roosevelt was involved in the outdoor activities his entire life. He eventually became an honorary vice president of the Boy Scouts, though he was often at the same events as Hart prior to that, including ones recognizing the work of the Boy Scouts.Tiny corner repair not affecting image. A beautiful inscribed item.

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        The Cricket on the Hearth. A Tale of Home. With illustrations by C. E. Brock.

      London: J. M. Dent, 1906 - Octavo (178 x 113 mm). Contemporary art nouveau-style vellucent binding by Cedric Chivers of Bath, hand-painted crest design of holly branches to front board and spine, the former framed within mother-of-pearl onlay, title to front board and spine in red on a light green background, front board elaborately tooled in gilt, single gilt fillet to rear board, bevelled edges, top edge gilt, double gilt fillet to turn-ins with fleuron cornerpieces. With 1930s prize label to front pastedown. Spine a little darkened, small glue residue to front free endpaper, light spotting to endleaves. An excellent copy. Illustrated title page, colour frontispiece and 7 other plates, black and white illustrations in the text. A fine vellucent binding by Cedric Chivers, delicately embellished with mother-of-pearl. The vellucent technique was developed by Cedric Chivers in the early 1900s. In contrast to the earlier method used by Edwards of Halifax, the painting was not done on the underside of the transparent vellum, but on paper which was attached to the binding and covered with vellum. The surface of the vellum was then tooled in gold, thus enhancing the impressive effect.

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        ALS Signed to Cecil Harmsworth (1869-1948). With envelope addressed in Churchill's hand.

      Single sheet of Colonial Office notepaper, written whilst a member of the Liberal cabinet, beginning "Dear Mr. Harmsworth, I have already gone into Mr Podwin's case at the request of Mr George Wyndham", and explaining that he will gladly help him find a post. Dated 'March 24th', sadly without the year but research narrows this to 1906-1908; from December 1905-April 1908 Churchill served as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, dealing mainly with South Africa after the Boer War, in particular settling the Transvaal Constitution which was accepted by Parliament in 1907. This headed notepaper clearly refers to this period; although Churchill returned as Colonial Secretary from 1921-2, his friend George Wyndham had died in 1913 and would therefore not have been a key subject in this letter.Conservative MP George Wyndham (1863-1913), a beneficiary of Cecil Rhodes, was also a firm ally of the young Winston Churchill. Both had served as British Army officers in the Sudan and both were politically involved with South Africa. Furthermore Wyndham was Chief Secretary for Ireland (1900-1905); Churchill played a prominent role in Irish policy at this time and was later a key figure in the founding of the Irish Free State (Republic of Ireland). The Liberal MP Cecil Harmsworth (1869-1948) was elected to the Commons in February 1906 and later served as Deputy Foreign Secretary. He was also chairman of Associated Newspapers and both his son and grandson (as Viscounts Rothermere) were powerful Fleet Street press magnates. This letter therefore touches on three key areas which defined the young Churchill's early parliamentary career; South Africa, The Anglo-Irish treaty and 'crossing the floor' party politics.

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        Triumphs of Francesco Petrarch

      1906. First Edition . (PETRARCH, Francesco). The Triumphs of Francesco Petrarch, Florentine Poet Laureate. Boston: Little Brown and Company, (1906). Small folio, publisher’s full crimson morocco, covers elaborately blind-stamped, raised bands, uncut and unopened. Housed in custom cloth box. $2000.Limited edition in English of Petrarch’s Trionfi, or Triumphs, number 64 of only 200 copies printed, detailing the eternal triumphs of Love, Chastity, Death, Fame, Time, and Eternity, with six fine photo-engraved facsimiles of 15th-century Italian engravings, each illustrating a personified Triumph, and six hand-painted gilt initials.“This excessively rare set of Florentine 15th-century engravings may be taken as typical of the manner in which the art of the age was accustomed to embody the ideas suggested by Petrarch’s famous sequence of poems, the ‘Trionfi.’ No theme, outside the cycles of Old and New Testament story, gave more frequent employment to artists and craftsmen; we find it treated alike in illumination, in tapestry, in the painted decorations of marriage chests and birth trays, in pottery and enamel, in relief sculptures of bronze, marble, or ivory, in engravings whether on metal or on wood… In telling of the successive triumphs of Love, of Chastity, of Death, of Fame, of Time, and of Eternity, Petrarch only in one instance, that of Love, brings before us one of these powers personified and riding, accompanied by attendant figures, on a chariot. But artists almost unanimously, without regard to the text, personify all six powers, mount each on a chariot, and escort its maid with attendant figures, or groups of figures” (Sidney Colvin). Translated by Henry Boyd, with an Introduction by Dr. Guido Biagi of the Royal Medicean Library of Florence. Minor rubs to spine ends. Fine condition, a lovely volume.

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        Trees of Great Britain & Ireland

      1906. First Edition . ELWES, Henry John and HENRY, Augustine. The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland. Edinburgh: [R. & R. Clark], 1906-13. Eight volumes (including Index). Tall, thick quarto, contemporary three-quarter dark blue crushed morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut (original front wrappers bound in). $7800.First edition of this comprehensive record of “every species of tree grown outdoors in the British Isles… which have attained a size which justifies their being looked on as timber trees,” with full-page photographs and detailed lithographs of each species— 412 plates altogether. Handsomely bound for Quaritch.From 1900 to 1913, British botanist, naturalist and plant collector Henry Elwes produced his greatest work, The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland, in collaboration with botanist Augustine Henry. “Between them, they described every species of tree then grown outdoors in the British Isles, and recorded the finest specimens then to be seen. Most of these were visited and recorded personally, in which process Elwes wore out two motor cars” (Colesbourne Gardens). While Elwes was busy recording trees, Augustine Henry was in the process of changing careers from botanist to forester. “At a time when industrial forestry was totally undeveloped in the British Isles, he had realized its potential. After two years at the French School of Forestry in Nancy, he headed a new School of Forestry in Oxford in 1905… By the end of his career, he had become a world renowned forestry expert” (Marion Maxwell). His contribution to The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland “was unique insofar as he devised a system of identification based on leaves and twigs and on the position of buds to aid identification even in the absence of fruit and flowers” (Sheila Pim). “The work remains an invaluable source of information on trees and arboriculture” (Colesbourne). Nissen 595. A beautiful set in fine condition, with only sparse scattered foxing, handsomely bound.

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        In the Days of the Comet

      1906. First Edition . Signed. WELLS, H.G. In the Days of the Comet. London: MacMillan, 1906. Octavo, original green cloth gilt. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $17,500.First edition, second issue (as always), first state, presentation copy humorously inscribed by H.G. Wells to Richard Gregory, his close friend and scientific advisor, ""To dear old Griggalorums. From H.G.""Wells was a devoted member of the Fabian society and a utopian socialist; his novels often explore potential utopias and dystopias of the future, and how they may be brought about. In the present work, ""the wondrous change in human personality is brought about by the gases in a comet's tail, through which the Earth is fortunate enough to pass,"" a concept that has been adopted by numerous utopian societies in the years since this novel's pubication (Clute & Nicholls, 1314). Second issue, as usual (only one copy of the first issue is known: the British Library copy), first state, with integral title page. Without scarce original dust jacket. Currey, 419. Hammond B10. Inscribed to noted British scientist and Wells' lifelong friend Sir Richard Arman Gregory. In Wells' first work of fiction, he dedicated the work to Gregory as his ""dearest friend."" The two met while students at the Normal School of Science in South Kensington. They jointly authored a textbook, Honours Physiography, in 1891. Reportedly, Gregory was the one person with whom Wells never quarreled. A professor of astronomy, Gregory also possessed expertise in physics, chemistry and other disciplines; he wrote several textbooks and eventually assumed the editorship of the journal Nature, to which Wells frequently contributed. The author often turned to Gregory, and to the experts Gregory contacted on Wells' behalf, for insight and encouragement when writing his famous ""scientific romances."" After Wells' death, Gregory worked to establish the H.G. Wells Memorial to preserve public attention to his friend's body of work. Throughout his life Gregory was a passionate advocate for science—""It is necessary to believe in the holiness of scientific work,"" he once declared—and ""an optimist about man's future"" (Horrabin, in New Scientist, April 11, 1957).Interior fine, only very minor wear to cloth extremities, gilt bright. A nearly fine copy with a great association.

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        Mr. Pratt : A Novel

      New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1906. Hardcover. Very Good +. 342 p.; 19 cm Warmly inscribed by the author to O. Henry

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London - Hodder and Stoughton, 1906 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. An illustrated novel from the popular Peter Pan series of works. First edition. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is one of the four major literary works featuring Barrie's widely known character Peter Pan. As stated to title page, much of this work is taken from Barrie's earlier novel, The Little White Bird. The Little White Bird was a novel for adult readers, whereas this work was published as a children's book. This work is adorned with illustrations by Arthur Rackham, fifty plates in total. Collated, complete. The binding has suffered but a very clean copy internally and would make a super copy if rebound. Loosely inserted is an article from the Telegraph in 2002 about Arthur Rackham's illustrations. With the bookplate of one Vincent Cartwright Vickers to the front pastedown. Vickers was of Newsells Park, Royston, Hertfordshire, which was a country house and estate. The house has a history of race horses and today is a horse stud farm. The bookplate possibly belongs to the same Cartwright Vickers that wrote The Google Book, an illustrated book of children's verse. J M Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright. He is bestremembered as the creator of Peter Pan. In this work Peter is a seven day old infant who escapes his window and flies to Kensington Gardens. This work follows his adventures in thegardens. Condition: In original red cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine and front board. Externally, sound with heavy rubbing to the head and tail of spine and to the joints. Loss at head of spine due to rubbing. Hinges aretender with front endpaper and frontispiece becoming disbound. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, Vincent Cartwright Vickers. Internally, binding istender and loosening in places, front endpaper, frontispiece andone leaf of contents have become disbound. Pages are brightwith the odd spot throughout. Overall:FAIR but very good internally..

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        Beknopte historie, van het Mogolsche keyzerryk, en de zuydelyke aangrensende ryken. Batavia, C.C. Renhard, 1758. Folio. With a woodcut device on title-page (VOC ship on a shield, flanked by Poseidon and Amphitrite, topped by an armillary sphere), folding letterpress genealogical table, 2 large woodcuts (plus 1 repeat) with letterpress text, representing the seals of 3 Mogul rulers (each with 2 concentric circles with 11 or 13 smaller circles inbetween, with the ruler's name in the centre and his predecessors numbered in the surrounding circles), a woodcut headpiece, tailpiece (plus repeats) and 3 large decorated initials (3 series). Modern blue paper wrappers.

      - Bijdragen taal-, land- en volkenkunde Ned.-Indie, LXI (1906), pp. 374-376; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 561. First edition of a history of the Mogul Empire and its southern possessions. The foreword notes that the anonymous author based his account of northern India partly on Fran

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      USA: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. Copyright date is 1906, First American Trade Edition, Illustrations by Arthur Rackham including 50 tipped-in color plates, Original dust jacket.Original green cloth pictorially gilt. Among the most desirable of Rackham‘s illustrated works. Very scarce in the original dust jacket. Jacket with some chipping and short tears, tape repairs on the reverse, cup-ring stain on front; cloth lightly spotted; small crease to corner of frontispiece illustration; book and jacket very good Plus. Text and illustrations bright and clean, Binding is secure, a solid collectible Racham illustrated book. With a scarce in the original dust jacket. First American Trade Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/Very-good Plus. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 4to - over 9" x 12" Tall. Collectible Rackham.

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        Les Peintres Impressionnistes; Pissarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, Guillaumin

      Paris: H. Floury, 1906. First edition. Hardcover. Half brown morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Near fine. 214 pages. 26 x 20 cm. Edition De Luxe. Frontispiece, 17 plates, numerous reproductions and 6 original etchings including Pissarro, "Les faneuses;" Sislely (by P.M. Roy) "Bords du Loing"; Renoir, "Femme nue assise"; Renoir, "Femme nue couchee"; Cezanne, "Portrait de Guillaumin"; and one in color, by Guillaumin, "Vue prise de Saardam." Original wrappers bound-in.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1906 - Copyright date is 1906, First American Trade Edition, Illustrations by Arthur Rackham including 50 tipped-in color plates, dust jacket.Original green cloth pictorially gilt. Among the most desirable of Rackham‘s illustrated works. Very scarce in the original dust jacket. Jacket with some chipping and short tears, tape repairs on the reverse, cup-ring stain on front; cloth lightly spotted; small crease to corner of frontispiece illustration; book and jacket very good Plus. Text and illustrations bright and clean, Binding is secure, a solid collectible Racham illustrated book. With a scarce in the original dust jacket Size: 4to - over 9" x 12" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Maître du monde

      - Collection Hetzel, Paris 1906, relié. - Nuova edizione. Un frontespizio e 38 illustrazioni di G. Roux e incisa da Froment, 6 chromolithographies e appena photography Pagina Lago Michigan. Cartonnage policroma di Acante lascia con un distintivo d'oro. Questo mùacaron diventare rosso nelle edizioni dopo il 1911. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Un frontispice et 38 illustrations par G. Roux et gravés par Froment, dont 6 chromolithographies, et une photographie à peine page du lac Michigan. Cartonnage polychrome aux feuilles d'acante avec un macaron doré. Ce macaron deviendra rouge dans les éditions après 1911. Magnier et ses fils, relieur. Un coin très légèrement émoussé, un encadrement ayant légèrement "bavé" sur l'encadrement argenté, sinon, superbe exemplaire, au dos et second plat parfait, au papier sans défaut totalement exempt de rousseurs, à la première plaque bien nette. Très rare dans cet état. Roman policier et de science fiction à la première personne paru pour la première fois en 1904. Le génial Robur, de Robur le conquérant, revient à bord d'un véhicule amphibie extrèmement rapide, décidé à devenir le maître du monde.  

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        Fine photograph signed by him in western characters and dated by him in Thai numerals (Pan Sukhum, 1862-1938, Pasha, former regent of King Ananda Mahidol)

      1906 - "14.4.6", showing him head and shoulders in uniform with medals and decorations, 8" x 5½", in original wooden frame 14½" x 10½", no place, 14th April King Ananda Mahidol (1925-1946) was the eighth monarch of Thailand from the House of Chakri as Rama VIII. At the time he was recognised as king by the National Assembly in March 1935, he was a nine-year-old boy living in Switzerland. He returned to Thailand in December 1945, but six months later in June 1946, he was found shot dead in his bed. Although at first thought to have been an accident, his death was ruled a murder by medical examiners, and three royal pages were later executed following very irregular trials. The mysterious circumstances surrounding his death have been the subject of much controversy.

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      1906. Maison de la Bonne Presse. 1906 - 1911. In - 4.Carré. Relié demi - cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur acceptable. 6 tomes d'env. 700 pages chacun. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Titres, tomaisons, dates, roulettes et filets dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les couvertures. Légères épidermures sur les dos. Doctrine, Informations, Documents, Jurisprudence, Consultations. Sommaire (partiel) du tome I: Lettre encyclique de S.S. Pie X. Notre but, Reconstruisons. Les idoles crouleront. Les inventaires, La résistance dans les églises est - elle légale ? Comment remplacer le budget des cultes. Jurisprudence. A travers les périodiques...

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        5 AK Luftschiffer Bataillon Drachenballon Condor Kranich Möwe 1906 1918 Zeppelin Freiballon Jungfernheide Zeithain Originalfotografie Ansichtskarte

      Angeboten wird ein - sehr seltenes - Konvolut von 3 Originalpostkarten und 2 Originalfotografien in Postkartengröße : Korrespondenz eines Soldaten des Königl. Luftschiffer Bataillons v o r dem WK1 (vier Karten, Poststempel von 1906) und eine gegen Ende des WK1 vom 7.5.18. Eine Karte (6.8.06) zeigt offenbar das Befüllen des Ballons mit der Verbindung zum ebenfalls ballonartigen Reservoir. Auf Foto 7 ist der Absender mit einem von ihm gesetzten Kreuz gekennzeichnet. Zwei Karten mit altem Wasserrand, sond in gutem bis sehr gutem - natürlich altersentsprechendem - Zustand Der jeweils auf der Vorderseite liegende Papierschnitzel soll als Kopierschutz dienen.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1906. (From "The Little White Bird"). Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, silk endpapers and top edge gilt. With a pictorial onlay inset into the front cover entitled "The Lady with the Balloons who sits just outside", after the Rackham illustration. Housed in a solander box, also by the Chelsea Bindery. Illustrated throughout with the inclusion of 50 tipped-in coloured plates. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 500 numbered copies, of which this is number 381, signed by the artist. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.

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        An der Bucht von Rio de Janeiro. Senkungs-(Ingressions-) küste des brasilianischen Berglandes. Schulwandbild nach einem Gemälde von Michael Zeno Diemer.

      Gotha, Perthes ohne Jahresangabe um 1906. - Farbig lithographiertes Blatt, Format ca. 76x107 cm. [Geographische Typenbilder von Dr. A. Geistbeck und Fr. Engleder]. Dekorative Ansicht auf Rio de Janeiro, links der Pic do Corcovado, in der Bildmitte der Pao d'Assucar (Zuckerhut) und vorne die Vorstadt Botafago mit der Bucht Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. An den Rändern hinterlegt, ehemaliger Bibliotheksstempel verso, am oberen Bildrand etwas wasserrandig, kleinere Verfärbungen, insg. ein gutes Exemplar. Michael Zeno Diemer (1867-1939) war ein deutscher Marinemaler der besonders durch seine großen Panorama-Schlachtenbilder im 19. Jahrhundert bekannt wurde! Im Stein von Diemer signiert. Decorative vintage school wall map with a view on Rio de Janeiro, after a painting of Michael Zeno Diemer (1867-1939, famous german warpainter of panormic views)! To the left the Pic do Corcovado, in the center the Pao d'Assucar (Sugar Loaf) and in the foreground the suburb of Botafago with the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas bay. Library stamp on the back, at the upper edge of the picture somewhat water-spotted, minor discolorations, in general a good copy [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die Magdalena-Bai in Nordwestspitzbergen. Typus einer Talgletscherlandschaft der arktischen Kältewüste, nach einem Gemälde von Michael Zeno Diemer.

      Gotha, Perthes ohne Jahresangabe (um 1906). - Farbig lithographiertes Blatt, Format ca. 84x111 cm. [Geographische Typenbilder von Dr. A. Geistbeck und Fr. Engleder]. Dekorative Ansicht Magdalena-Bucht in Spitzbergen nach einem Gemälde von Michael Zeno Diemer. Mit einem Walfänger, 2 Wale im Schlepptau. An den Rändern hinterlegt, dort oben stärker rissig (ohne Beeinträchtigung der Abbildung), ehemaliger Bibliotheksstempel verso, insg. ein gutes Exemplar. Michael Zeno Diemer (1867-1939) war ein deutscher Marinemaler der besonders durch seine großen Panorama-Schlachtenbilder im 19. Jahrhundert bekannt wurde! Im Stein von Diemer signiert. Decorative vintage school wall map with on the Magdalena-Bay at Spitsbergen after a painting of Michael Zeno Diemer (1867-1939, famous german warpainter of panormic views)! Library stamp on the back, at the upper edge of the picture. With a whaler, 2 whales in tow. On the edges cracked (without impairment of the picture), former library stamp verso, in general a good copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Auf dem Hochlande von Ecuador. Kultur. u. Vulkanlandschaft des kalten Landes (Tierra fria) in den tropischen Anden.Nach einem Gemälde von R. Reschreiter, München.

      Gotha, Perthes ohne Jahresangabe (um 1906). - Farbig lithographiertes Blatt, Format ca. 79x109 cm. [Geographische Typenbilder von Dr. A. Geistbeck und Fr. Engleder]. Dekorative Ansicht der Hochanden um den Chimborazo. Bibliotheksstempel auf der Rückseite. An den Rändern hinterlegt, vereinzelt dort etwas rissig und leicht gebräunt, sonst in guter Erhaltung. Im Stein von Reschreiter signiert. Rudolf Reschreiter (1868-1939) studierte an der Münchner Akademie bei Gabriel von Hackl. Er begleitete Hans Meyer auf dessen Expedition in die südamerikanischen Kordilleren Reschreiter malte im Anschluss eine ganze Serie Chimborazo-Bilder. Decorative vintage school wall map with the landscape around the Chimborazo after a painting of Rudolf Reschreiter (1868-1939). Library stamp on the back, the edges minorally cracked, otherwise a well preserved copy! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        In der Steppe am Fuß des Kilimandscharo. Typus der tropischen Savannenlandschaft. Nach einem Gemälde von Ernst Platz, München.

      Gotha, Perthes ohne Jahresangabe (um 1906). - Farbig lithographiertes Blatt, Format ca. 80x107 cm. [Geographische Typenbilder von Dr. A. Geistbeck und Fr. Engleder]. Dekorative Savannen-Ansicht mit dem Kilimandscharo im Hintergrund. An den Rändern hinterlegt, lediglich am unteren Rand leichter knickspurig sonst in sehr guter Erhaltung. Im Stein von Platz signiert. Ernst Platz (1867-1940) war Bergmaler, Illustrator und Alpinist. Er begleitete Hans Meyer auf seiner bahnbrechenden Expedition zum Kilimandscharo-Massiv und bestieg mit ihm den Kibo! Decorative vintage school wall map with the surroundings of the Kilimandjaro after a painting of Ernst Platz (1867-1940). Library stamp on the back otherwise a well preserved copy! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Flachreliefkarte der Dardanellen. Schulwandbild nach einem Gemälde von Michael Zeno Diemer.

      Gotha, Perthes, ohne Jahresangabe (um 1906). - Farbig lithographiertes Blatt, Format ca. 79x107 cm. [Geographische Typenbilder von Dr. A. Geistbeck und Fr. Engleder]. Dekorative Ansicht auf die Dardanellen nach einem Gemälde von Michael Zeno Diemer. An den Rändern hinterlegt, ehemaliger Bibliotheksstempel verso, am oberen Bildrand etwas wasserrandig, kleinere Verfärbungen, am oberen Rand 2 mit Metall eingefasste Löcher zum Aufhängen des Bildes, insg. ein gutes Exemplar. Michael Zeno Diemer (1867-1939) war ein deutscher Marinemaler der besonders durch seine großen Panorama-Schlachtenbilder im 19. Jahrhundert bekannt wurde! Im Stein von Diemer signiert. Decorative vintage school wall map with a view on the Dardanelles, after a painting of Michael Zeno Diemer (1867-1939, famous german warpainter of panormic views)! Library stamp on the back, at the upper edge of the picture somewhat water-spotted, minor discolorations, in general a good copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        L'art et le beau N°12 de la 1ère année

      - Librairie artistique et littéraire, Paris Décembre 1906, 27,5x35,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione di questo interamente dedicato al numero di Auguste Rodin. Testo Gustave Kahn. libro illustrato di opere di riproduzioni Auguste Rodin. autografo Rare ha firmato Auguste Rodin suo amico Bigaud Cairo. Tracce di attrito sul retro, piccolo strappo marginale sui piatti, bella stato interiore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de ce numéro entièrement consacré à Auguste Rodin. Texte de Gustave Kahn. Ouvrage illustré de reproductions d'oeuvres d'Auguste Rodin. Rare envoi autographe signé d'Auguste Rodin à son ami Bigaud-Kaire. Traces de frottements sur le dos, petites déchirures marginales sur les plats, agréable état intérieur.

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