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        Blühende Rosen, Öl auf Pappe alt gerahmt.

       1907 Bildmaß: 36 x 44 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 41 x 48,4 cm ). Das Ölgemälde links unten mit *Tade Styka* signiert sowie mit *Garches* ( = französische Gemeinde in der Region Île-de-France im Département Hauts-de-Seine ) bezeichnet und mit 1907 datiert. Das Bild von guter Erhaltung, verso 3 alte Aufkleber, der schlichte Rahmen etwas fleckig und bestoßen. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Rose, Rosen, Rosenstrauch, Edelrose, Gemälde, Ölgemälde, Styka, Tadeusz Styka, Garches, Ile de France, Frankreich, Polen, France, Polska

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Recherches généalogiques sur la famille des Seigneurs de Nemours du XIIe au XVe siècle.

      Fontainebleau, Maurice Bouges, 1907.2 volumes grands in-8 de [8]-347-CXXVIII-[4] et [10]-276-[2]-CXXIV-[4] pages, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de fleurons, foulettes, encadrements et titre dorés, têtes dorées, couvertures et dos conservés. Quelques petits trous aux plats du premier volume et frottement au second plat de l'autre, ce qui est dommage, l'ensembe étant pour le reste en bel état. Illustré de quelques hors-texte en noir et tableaux généalogiques dépliants. Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires, celui-ci portant le numéro 144. Il est en outre enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur à son "cher petit-fils Jean Richemond, à l'occasion du 45e anniversaire de mariage de ses grands-parents". La même main a inscrit, sous la date de l'achevé d'imprimer (18 mars 1908), la mention "70e anniversaire de Madame Richemond".

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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        Arsène Lupin, Gentleman : cambrioleur

      Paris, Pierre Lafitte, 1907 18,8 x 12 cm, broché, couverture illustrée, 2 ff. blancs, 310 pp., 5 ff. n. ch. (bon à détacher concours Arsène Lupin, table des matières, publicité éditeur, A. I., f. blanc). Edition originale du premier volume des Aventures extraordinaires d'Arsène Lupin. Exemplaire imprimé sur un beau papier alfa (après 3 à 5 exemplaire sur Hollande, non mentionnés au colophon, réservés aux collaborateurs de l'éditeur), broché en très bon état (dos très légèrement ridé). Envoi autographe de l'auteur à M. [Abel] Tarride, dramaturge et comédien. Il joua dans des comédies de Georges Feydeau, Pierre Veber, Sacha Guitry et fit également carrière à l'écran où son fait d'armes est l'interprétation du Commissaire Maigret dans Le chien jaune réalisé en 1932 par son fils Jean Tarride. Rarissime avec envoi autographe. .

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
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        CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION, BY BERNARD SHAW, BEING NO. 4 OF THE NOVELS OF HIS NONAGE. ALSO THE ADMIRABLE BASHVILLE, AND AN ESSAY ON MODERN PRIZEFIGHTING

      Archibal Constable & Co. Ltd, London 1907 - Green cloth. Reprint of the 1901 Second Revised Edition of Shaw's first book with additions. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to his Swedish translator, Hugo Vallentin, on the half-title page and dated 12 December 1908. Bookplate of Archibald Firestone on the front pastedown. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Ingoldsby Legends. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1907 - Octavo (237 × 175 mm). Mid 20th-century blue morocco, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards, witch and crow tools, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. A very handsomely bound copy. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 23 plates with printed tissue-guards, 23 tinted plates, illustrations throughout. First edition thus, Rackham's illustrated edition of Barham's Ingoldsby Legends, revised and largely redrawn from the original 1898 edition, so that "greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger reproductions, including a greater number of illustrations in colour" (Rackham's Prefatory Note). A very handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Über die Möglichkeit einer neuen Prüfung des Relativitätsprinzips [AND] Bemerkungen zu der Notiz von Hrn. Paul Ehrenfest: "Die Translation deformierbarer Elektronen und der Flächensatz" [AND] Über die vom Relativitätsprinzip geforderte Trägheit der Energie.

      - Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1907. 8vo. pp. 197-198, 206-208, 371-384, in: Annalen der Physik, 4e Folge, Band 23(6-7), viii, 1,000 pp., several plates. Later black half cloth over marbled boards, spine with handwritten paper label.= In 1905 Einstein shook the scientific world with three papers that would change the basis of modern physics. These were soon followed by more papers, either expansions of his idea of Relativity towards new fields and applications, or reactions to comments by other physicists. This volume of the "Annalen der Physik" contains three such papers; the two most important, perhaps, being one on another method to test his relativity theory (this is science at its best; it needs to be open to falsification) and one containing the notion of "tardiness of energy", which sounds like an oxymoron but is perfectly understandable from a relativistic point of view. We offer the complete volume 23 (6-10) edited by Wilhelm Wien and Max Planck, and including papers by Paul Ehrenfest, Jakob Laub who cooperated with Einstein on the subject of special relativity, Nobel Prize winners Max von Laue and Johannes Diderik Van Der Waals, and others. An excellent copy, without library markings or other faults. Weil, 17-19. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: DIETER SCHIERENBERG BV]
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        [The Novels:]

      London: J. D. Dent & Sons Ltd,, 1907-1909. Pride and Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Mansfield Park; Emma. 6 works, octavo (192 × 118 mm). Bound in near-contemporary red half calf, red cloth sides, titles to and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispieces, decorative title page and 22 colour plates in each volume. Spines faintly sunned; an excellent, fresh set. First editions illustrated by Brock in colour. C. E. Brock (1870-1938) first appeared as an illustrator of Jane Austen for Macmillan's 1895-7 series, though he illustrated only Pride and Prejudice, with Hugh Thomson illustrating the other five titles. That series appeared in black and white, which better suited Thomson's skilful use of line. A decade later J. M. Dent, realising Brock's potential as a colourist, commissioned him to redo the Pride and Prejudice suite in colour, and also to create colour illustrations for the other five Austen titles. The colourful costumes and interior decor depicted here are reputedly accurate to the Regency period, as Charles Brock and his brother Henry collected antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Opere Complete EDITE DAL MUNICIPIO DI VENEZIA NEL II CENTENARIO DALLA NASCITA

      TIPOGRAFIA DELL'ISTITUTO VENETO DI ARTI GRAFICHE, 1907-1928. ITALIANO 36,1 OPERA COMPLETA COMMISSIONATA DAL MUNICIPIO DI VENEZIA; ESEMPLARE N. 183; IL COMITATO ORDINATORE DELL'EDIZIONE SI COMPONE DI: EDGARDO MADDALENA, CESARE MUSATTI, GIUSEPPE OCCIONI-BONAFFONS, FEDERICO PELLEGRINI, ANGELO SCRINZI, GIUSEPPE ORTOLANI (COMPILATORE); FINO AL NONO VOLUME, OGNI TOMO E' PRECEDUTO DA UN DIFFERENTE RITRATTO IN ELIOTIPIA DI CARLO GOLDONI; OGNI COMMEDIA E OGNI PREFAZIONE ALLA COMEDIA SONO INOLTRE PRECEDUTE DA ELIOTIPIA (RIPRODOTTE DALL'EDIZIONE PASQUALI) E DA LETTERE DI DEDICA, E SUCCEDUTA DA APPENDICE E NOTA STORICA IN MERITO ALL'EDIZIONE DI RIFERIMENTO (PASQUALI O PAPERINI); NESSUN SEGNO SUL TESTO; MANCANO I VOLL: VI, X, XI-XV, SI POSSEGGONO: COMMEDIE: VOL. I (1907): INTRODUZIONE DEI CURATORI FUORI DAL TESTO; PREFAZIONI DI CARLO GOLDONI AI 17 TOMI DI COMMEDIE DELL'EDIZIONE VENEZIANA DI G. B. PASQUALI; L'UOMO DI MONDO; IL PRODIGO, LA BANCAROTTA O SIA IL MERCANTE FALLITO, LA DONNA DI GARBO, IL SERVITORE DI DUE PADRONI; VOL. II (1908): IL FRAPPATORE, I DUE GEMELLI VENEZIANI, L'UOMO PRUDENTE, LA VEDOVA SCALTRA, LA PUTTA ONORATA, LA BUONA MOGLIE; NOTE SULLO STATO DELL'EDIZIONE:COSTA RIPARATA; VOL. III (1908): IL PADRE DI FAMIGLIA, IL CAVALIERE E LA DAMA, LA FAMIGLIA DELL'ANTIQUARIO O SIA LA SUOCERA E LA NUORA, L'AVVOCATO VENEZIANO, L'EREDE FORTUNATA; NOTE SULLO STATO DELL'EDIZIONE:COSTA RIPARATA; VOLUME IV (1909): IL TEATRO COMICO,LE FEMMINE PUNTIGLIOSE; LA BOTTEGA DEL CAFFE', IL BUGIARDO, L'ADULATORE, IL POETA FANATICO; VOLUME V (1909): PAMELA, IL CAVALIERE DI BUON GUSTO, IL GIUOCATORE, IL VERO AMICO, LA FINTA AMMALATA; VOL. VII (1910): IL MOLIERE, LA CASTALDA, L'AMANTE MILITARE, IL TUTORE, LA MOGLIE SAGGIA; VOL. VIII (1910): IL FEUDATARIO, LE DONNE GELOSE, LA SERVA AMOROSA, I PUNTIGLI DOMESTICI, LA FIGLIA OBBEDIENTE; VOL. IX (1910): I MERCATANTI, LA LOCANDIERA, LE DONNE CURIOSE, IL CONTRATTEMPO O SIA IL CHIACCHIERONE IMPRUDENTE, LA DONNA VENDICATIVA; VOL. XI (1911): IL FESTINO, L'IMPOSTORE, INTRODUZIONE IN PROSA ALLE RECITE DELL'AUTUNNO DELL'ANNO 1754, LA MADRE AMOROSA, TERENZIO, TORQUATO TASSO; VOL. 12 (1911): IL CAVALIERE GIOCONDO, LE MASSERIE, I MALCONTENTI, INTRODUZIONE O SIA APERTURA DI TEATRO PER LA PRIMA SERA DELL'AUTUNNO DELL'ANNO 1755, LA BUONA FAMIGLIA, LE DONNE DE CASA SOA; VOL. 13 (1911): LA VILLEGGIATURA, IL RAGGIRATORE, LA DONNA STRAVAGANTE, IL CAMPIELLO, L'AVARO, L'AMANTE DI SE' MEDESIMO; VOL. 14 (1912): IL MEDICO OLANDESE, LA DONNA SOLA, LA PUPILLA, IL CAVALIERE DI SPIRITO, LA VEDOVA SPIRITOSA; VOL. 15 (1912): IL PADRE PER AMORE, LO SPIRITO DI CONTRADDIZIONE, L'APATISTA O SIA L'INDIFFERENTE, LA DONNA BIZZARRA, LA DONNA DI GOVERNO, LA SPOSA SAGACE; VOL. 16 (1913): IL RICCO INSIDIATO, LE MORBINOSE, LE DONNE DI BUON UMORE, LA DONNA FORTE, I MORBINOSI, LA SCUOLA DI BALLO; VOL. 17 (1913): GL'INNAMORATI, PAMELA MARITATA, L'IMPRESARIO DELLE SMIRNE, LA GUERRA; VOL. 18 (1914): I RUSTEGHI, UN CURIOSO ACCIDENTE, LA DONNA DI MANEGGIO, LA CASA NOVA, LA BUONA MADRE; VOL. 19 (1914): LE SMANIE PER LA VILLEGGIATURA, LE AVVENTURE DELLA VILLEGGIATURA, LA SCOZZESE, IL RITORNO DALLA VILLEGGIATURA, IL BUON COMPATRIOTTO, SIOR TODERO BRONTOLON; VOL. 20 (1915): LE BARUFFE CHIOZZOTTE, UNA DELLE ULTIME SERE DI CARNOVALE, L'OSTERIA DELLA POSTA, L'AMORE PATERNO, IL VENTAGLIO, IL MATRIMONIO PER CONCORSO; DRAMMI GIOCOSI PER MUSICA: VOL. 26 (1928); MANCA IL NUM. DELL'ESEMPLARE; COPERTINA RIPARATA; CONTIENE: INTRODUZIONE, LA PELARINA, IL GONDOLIERE VENEZIANO OSSIA GLI SDEGNI AMOROSI, LA PUPILLA, LA BIRBA, L'IPPOCONDRIACO, MONSIEUR PETITON, LA BOTTEGA DA CAFFE', L'AMANTE CABALA, IL FILOSOFO, AMOR FA L'UOMO CECO, IL QUARTIERE FORTUNATO, LA FAVOLA DE' TRE GOBBI, IL MATRIMONIO DISCORDE, LA CANTARINA, LA VENDEMMIA; RARI SEGNI SUL TESTO USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        1907 Original Hardback Wisden,

      This lot is an 1907 Original Hardback Wisden. 10th Hardback! In Very Good+ Condition. This book is very nice, it has had no restoration, the front board is very nice with shiny, original gilt, the spine cloth is a little dark but the gilt is still shiny, internally it has strong hinges and very nice pastedowns and pages, this would be a 9 if it was not for 2 Sydney Pardon (Editor) book club stamps on the pastedowns, tightly bound and an excellent photoplate (no tissue paper and small, hard to notice tear, to next page).

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        The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels By Thomas Ingoldsby Esqre.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co; E. P. Dutton & Co, New York,, 1907. Illustratated [sic] by Arthur Rackham A.R.W.S. Large quarto. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, dark green pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, yellow silk ties. Colour frontispiece and 23 colour plates mounted on green paper with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. A little spotting to vellum, slight marginal toning to text leaves, a very good copy. Signed limited edition, number 351 of 560 copies signed by the artist, one of 500 for sale in England. Rackham's previous illustrated edition of The Ingoldsby Legends, published in 1898, had no deluxe signed issue. For this edition, it was revised and largely redrawn, so that "greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger reproductions, including a greater number of illustrations in colour" (Prefatory Note).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le Sultan, l'Islam et les Puissances. Constantinople - la Mecque - Bagdad. Avec deux cartes hors texte. Paris, Armand Colin, 1907.

      1907. Small 8vo. VI, 443, (3) pp. With 2 folding maps. Contemp. half leather with giltstamped spine title. Only edition. The maps show Egypt and Abessinia with the Arabian Peninsula and Asia Minor with the Middle East and Iraq. - Some foxing throughout; slight worming to lower corner of preliminary matter. Corners rubbed and bumped. Sold at Sotheby's 2002 Travel Sale for 454 GBP (later half morocco). OCLC 252331293.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN. Verses by H. Belloc. Pictures by B. T. B

      Eveleigh Nash. London. (No date). 1907. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.7 x 8.1 inches). Illustrated throughout with 86 line drawings by Blackwood. Publishers grey paper covered boards with red lettering and black illustration to the front board. A few small ink spots to the spine but, importantly the spine is still completely present and in very good condition which is uncommon on this title. Some offsetting to the blank endpapers but overall a clean and tidy copy of this scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Modern Medicine: Its Theory and Practice. In Original Contributions By American And Foreign Authors. 7 Volumes, Complete

      Lea Brothers & Co., 1907 7 volumes. Calf leather binding with maroon spine labels. Leather boards have edge wear, scratches, minor scuffs/scrapes, rubbed corners/spine. Gift inscription on flyleaf of each volume. A couple volumes with very slight stains on spine and a couple volumes with small stains on the fore-edge. No writing in the text. Bindings are very solid. Heavy set--will cost more to ship internationally or priority.. Full-Leather. Very Good.

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        Lettres 1841-1866

      Mercure de France, Paris, 1907, gr.in-8, 552 pp.- 6 ff., entièrement non rogné, reliure 1/2 toile beige. 2 portraits: héliogravure et bois gravé. Papier uniformément jauni. Exemplaire unique d'épreuves comme l'indique une note manuscrite sur la page du tirage, note rédigée par Féli GAUTIER, spécialiste de Baudelaire, qui publie ces lettres au Mercure. Note au bibliophile Henri SAFFREY à qui il offre cet exemplaire. A la fin de l'ouvrage 10 pages de coupures de presse reproduction de lettres de Baudelaire (coupures montées sur fort papier vélin) avec à nouveau une note manuscrite de Féli GAUTIER: "M. Saffrey pourra cartonner(?) ces lettres qui sont destinées à une nouvelle édition, s'il y en a jamais". Unique exemplaire. Edition originale.

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        Si-Ling - Etude sur les Tombeaux de l'Ouest de la Dynastie des Ts'Ing

      Paris, Ernest Leroux Editeur, 1907. 1 volume in-4, 180 pp., cartonnage illustré d'éditeur, orné de 2 plans, de 6 planches hors texte chromolithographiées et de nombreux croquis et photographies en noir et blanc et couleurs, ouvrage en très bon état. Avec une dédicace de l'auteur au Général Dodds. Despite some foxing on the first and last pages, in very good condition, inscribed by the author Fonssagrives. Cette importante étude sur les Tombeaux de l'Ouest a paru dans les Annales du Musée Guimet (Tome 31e). Fonssagrives était Chef de bataillon d'Infanterie Coloniale.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Indosiam]
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        Manuel de lithographie artistique pour l'artiste et l'imprimeur

      Paris Duchatel 1907. Grand in 4, broché couverture illustrée couleurs, très bon état, édition originale sur papier de de lux tiré à 500 ; exemplaire n° 175 des 200 avec remarques et envois Manuel de lithographie artistique pour l'artiste et l'imprimeur. Richement illustré de 23 lithographies originales hors texte de : MM. A. Belleroche, André Cahard, Noel Dorville, Abel Faivre, C. Léandre ect... Dont 11 planches avec remarques et envois à Duchatel.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Number 916 of and edition of 1100, white buckram, gilt titles, very clean boards, head edge gilt, others uncut, paste action to end papers, some foxing throughout, but a very good copy indeed

      [Bookseller: Sarah Key Books]
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        The British Warblers: A History with Problems of Their Lives [Two Volumes]

      R.H. Porter, 1907-01-01. First edition. Hardcover. Used: Very Good. 1907-1914, Two volumes. Half black leather over blue boards. Shelf wear, slight insect damage to covers. Some spotting to pages and plates. Vol. I: 17 color plates and 30 photogravures. Vol. II: 18 color plates and 21 photogravures.. A detailed study of the life histories of British Warblers, with a philosophical discussion of the instincts and habits of the various species. Fine illustrations by henrik Gronvold.

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        THE BRITISH WARBLERS - A HISTORY WITH PROBLEMS OF THEIR LIVES (complete in original parts)

      London: R. H. Porter, 1907. In the ten original part volumes (parts 1-9 & 9*), printed 1907-1914. Publisher's cloth-backed printed boards. 35 chromolithographic plates by Gronvold and 51 plates in photogravure; 12 coloured maps. Illustrations of very high quality, the photogravure plates particularly fine. The final volume includes general title pages and prelims, should the work be rebound in two volumes. Very good condition. A little light wear to bindings, contents generally clean and tight, a few plates with foxing more or less confined to the edges, most plates clean, a couple of plates with mild offsetting from neighbouring pages. A very good set; scarce in the original parts.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Gronvold, Henrik. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        The British Warblers: A History with Problems of Their Lives [Two Volumes]

      R.H. Porter, 1907-01-01. First edition. Hardcover. Used: Very Good. 1907-1914, Two volumes. Half black leather over blue boards. Shelf wear, slight insect damage to covers. Some spotting to pages and plates. Vol. I: 17 color plates and 30 photogravures. Vol. II: 18 color plates and 21 photogravures.. A detailed study of the life histories of British Warblers, with a philosophical discussion of the instincts and habits of the various species. Fine illustrations by henrik Gronvold.

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        The Indians Book

      London: Harper and Brothers, 1907. Copyright date 1907, first edition, first printing. Illustrations from Photographs and from Original Drawings by Indians. This is a rare original first edition of "The Indians' Book" by Natalie Curtis in 1907. The book shows, "An offering by the American Indians of Indian lore, musical and narrative, to form a record of the songs and legends of their race." The book includes wonderful illustrations of photographs and original drawings by Indians. The book was published by Harper and Brothers Publishers New York and London in 1907. The book has the original excellent geometric traditional Indian style design in bright colors adoring the cover. The rare book is in good condition for its age (see pictures for condition). Measures 7.5"x10 1/8" and 1.75" thick. The last pages shows the Indian Swastika Symbol (meaning good luck) with a hand written statement, "Heil Hitler!" and written note on the next page. Early circa 1941 Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible rare book.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by The Indians. 4to - over 9" x 12" Tall. Collectible.

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        [The Novels:] Pride & Prejudice; Sense & Sensibility; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion.

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.; E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, , 1907?09. [Each] With twenty-four coloured illustrations by C. E. Brock. 6 volumes, octavo. Original gilt decorative vellum, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. Each volume with 24 colour plates by C. E. Brock. Northanger Abbey: front hinge starting, rear hinge partly cracked but holding, but text block sound, Sense & Sensibility: discolouration to rear board from dampstaining, also affecting final few pages. Otherwise a beautiful set, in bright vellum. First Brock editions of the complete novels of Jane Austen, rare in the original vellum bindings. C. E. Brock (1870?1938) first appeared as an illustrator of Jane Austen within Macmillan's 1895?7 series (with introductions by Austin Dobson), Brock illustrating only Pride and Prejudice, and Hugh Thomson illustrating the other 5 titles. This series was only illustrated in black and white, which better suited Thomson's skilful use of line. A decade later, J. M. Dent, realising Brock's potential as a colourist, commissioned him to redo the Pride and Prejudice suite, this time in colour, and to create colour illustrations for the other five Austen titles. Dent's "Series of English Idylls" thus presents the first Brock illustrations for the complete Austen set and the first in colour. Brock was elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1908, and certainly his vision of Austen's world, its gentle graces and sharp ironies, is best expressed, as here, in colour. Furthermore, the colourful costumes and interior decor depicted in these illustrations are reputedly accurate to the Regency period, for Charles Brock and his brother Henry collected antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE OLD WORLD AND ITS WAYS

      St. Louis: The Thompson Publishing Co, 1907. First Edition. Full-Leather. Octavo. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN. 1st issue and the author's first book. 574pp., illustrated, bound in full red morocco decorated with a pagoda in blind, lettering gilt with single gilt ruled border; spine gilt with compartment lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers; board edges darkened, inner hinges re-enforced, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down; internally clean and bright. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Bryan describes his tour around the world and journeys through Europe with his wife and two children.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE LISTENER: AND OTHER STORIES

      Eveleigh Nash, London 1907 - Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-350 [351-352: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original black cloth, front stamped in blind and red, spine stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear cover. This book is found with and without publisher's catalogues inserted at rear, this copy bound without a catalogue. Blackwood's second book and his second collection of short fiction, containing "The Willows," one of the most powerful of all supernatural tales; "The Woman's Ghost Story," an early instance of pity replacing fear in a ghostly encounter; "Max Hensig.", about a confrontation with a diabolical murderer in which alcohol plays a quasi-mystical role; and six other stories. See Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-26. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #176. Top page edges dusty, some foxing to paste downs, first few and last few leaves, a bright fine copy. (20062) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Thinking Machine.

      London: Chapman & Hall, Limited,, 1907. Being a true and complete statement of several intricate mysteries which came under the observation of Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, PH.D., LL.D., F.R.S., MD., etc. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in white, pictorial device and titles blocked to front board in black and white. Frontispiece and 3 plates by the Kinneys. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Lightly rubbed overall, spine and portion of front board sunned, corners bumped, top edge dust-darkened, endleaves tanned. A very good copy. First UK edition, first impression of this collection of stories marking the second appearance of Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen after The Chase of the Golden Plate (1906), and the first in which in which the detective "was allowed full scope to perform his feats of mental wizardry" (Quayle). The Thinking Machine was first published in the US earlier the same year by Dodd.

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        4 autograph draft menus for private dinners. N. p., c. 1907.

      1907. Altogether 4 pp. on 4 ff. Addenda. Four autograph draft menus for private dinners, two annotated with the names of the hosts and the dates, 17 February 1907 and 18 March 1908, three with prices for 10 or 12 covers at 12s 6d. - "Consommé Rossini / Saumon Royale / [...] Caneton de Rouen a l'orange / Fonds d'artichauts [...]" (Menu for "Powell Esq. Dimanche 17-2-07", annotated in blue crayon). Together with two additional menus transcribed by a clerk (on headed paper of The Carlton Hotel, London); 3 drafts with slight damage to paper through clipping, otherwise in good condition.

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        The Energies of Men [Alice Howe Gibbons James' copy]

      Cambridge, Massachusetts: Philosophical Review, 1907 Book. Good. Wrappers. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. pp 20 Offprint of William James' address to the American Philosophical Association with the ownership signature of his wife, Alice Howe Gibbons James as 'A.H. James' at the top of the front cover. The pamphlet is bound in light green paper wrappers which have separated along the spine and are lightly chipped to the edges where the paper has dried. The stapled text is complete with browning to the first leaf. James has written her name in black ink. This address which considers the problem of finding a psychological basis for the phenomenon of the 'second wind' was first given in December 1906 and appeared in The Philosophical Review of January 1907 from which this is an offprint. Alice James is described by her biographer as bringing 'psychological soundness and unshakeable convictions to her union with the Jameses' acting as a go-between for William and his novelist brother, Henry James.Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information..

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        FUEROS, OBSERVANCIAS, ACTOS DE CORTE, USOS Y COSTUMBRES CON UNA RESEÑA GEOGRÁFICA É HISTÓRICA DEL REINO DE ARAGÓN. 2 Vol ( Primera traducción castellana completa ).

      Imp. Establecimiento Tipográfico de Mariano Salas., Zaragoza. 1907 - VI págs +558 + 1 h - XXVIII págs + 476 págs. Ejemplares en muy buen estado, obra en 2 vol. La obra cuenta con una mapa en color y fotografías en tomo I. Tela con lomo dorado, y plancha en dorado con el escudo de Aragón y orla rectangular en negro.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Gf. Zeppelin"). Dresden, Hotel Savoy, 19. II. 1907.

      1907. Small 4to. 3 pp. on double leaf. To the mayor of Mannheim, Robert Ritter, who had invited him to participate in the Mannheim Anniversary Exhibition 1907. - Cont. stamped and annotated; upper margin with punched holes (not touching text); somewhat dusty.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      London: William Heinemann; Doubleday, Page & Co., New York,, 1907. With a proem by Austin Dobson. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board in dark green, pictorial decoration to front gilt, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Light spotting to endpapers, a touch of fading to spine ends, in the lightly soiled dust jacket with shallow chips to corners and large chip at head of spine, light chipping along top edge of rear panel; an excellent copy. First trade edition, first impression. A rare survival in the dust jacket.

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        Sheykh Obeyd Stud. 1907. Ain Shems, Cairo, 1907.

      1907. 8vo. 8 pp. With 16 a total of pasted photographic illustrations and hand written captions. Unique illustrated copy: the booklet, rare in itself, is interleaved with original black-and-white photos showing the Arabians Jamil, Ghazala, Ghádia, Ghazieh, Ghazwa, Kerima, Gháreb, Ghadír, Ghánim, and Antar (with Sheikh Mutlak). - Together with her husband, the poet Wilfred Scawen Blunt, Anne Blunt (1837-1917) founded the Crabbet Arabian stud. To this day, the vast majority of purebred Arabian horses trace their lineage to at least one Crabbet ancestor. The Blunts came to Syria in 1878 to locate the best Arabian horses for their stud. "Their strategy for obtaining breeding stock was to go into the desert to buy from the Bedouins who bred the horses. They wished to acquire the original old blood-lines with a provenance beyond dispute" (Lovell). - From the collection of Colin C. Pearson (1926-87), The Arab Horse Society, with his posthumous bookplate, annotated in pencil on front cover: "Illustrated copy, very precious".

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        Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1907. (From "The Little White Bird"). Quarto. Original suede, titles to spine and front cover gilt, design blocked in blind to front cover, illustrated map endpapers, top edge gilt. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on brown paper with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Contemporary note and Christmas gift letter mounted to front pastedown; stationers' ticket of Roffey and Clark, High Street, Croydon, at foot of rear pastedown. Light rubbing and spotting to suede covers, a little internal spotting more noticeable to untrimmed edges, an excellent copy. Fourth impression, in a publisher's deluxe binding not noted by Latimore and Haskell or Riall, though it appears to be the binding described as "rough Persian" advertised by Hodder & Stoughton in the trade press in time for Christmas 1907. After the enormous success of the play Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical records, Barrie sanctioned this publication, in collaboration with Rackham as illustrator. The text was extracted, with minor revisions, from Barrie's book-within-a-book London story-collection for adults, The Little White Bird (1902), and it was published specifically as a children's gift book in 1906, in both a signed limited edition of 500 copies and a regular trade edition. (The play remained unpublished until 1928.)

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         THE BOATS OF THE "GLEN-CARRIG"

      THE BOATS OF THE "GLEN-CARRIG" : BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR ADVENTURES IN THE STRANGE PLACES OF THE EARTH, AFTER THE FOUNDERING OF THE GOOD SHIP GLEN CARRIG THROUGH STRIKING UPON A HIDDEN ROCK IN THE UNKNOWN SEAS TO THE SOUTHWARD. AS TOLD BY JOHN WINTERSTRAW, GENT., TO HIS SON JAMES WINTERSTRAW, IN THE YEAR 1757, AND BY HIM COMMITTED VERY PROPERLY AND LEGIBLY TO MANUSCRIPT. London - Chapman and Hall, Ltd. 1907 1st ed. (viii), (ii), 3-312. Red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. All edges trimmed. Spine darkened, some light marking to cloth, and some light rubbing to spine edges. Foxing to front free endpaper, half-title, title page and last leaf of text, else contents clean and tight. Small ownership stamp of H. E. Alford on top fore-corner of front free endpaper. Near very good. The author's first book, a tale of maritime horror, set in the 18thC. A ship's crew is marooned on an Island near to a sea of weeds inhabited by bizarre and horrifying creatures. The marooned ship is then besieged by tentacled, beaked "weed men" from the sea . . . . . . .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., 17. III. 1907.

      1907. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. An Ludwig Hevesi: "[...] Dank für die Übersendung von Hirschfelds Antwort-Artikel. Das ist ja immer das letzte Auskunftmittel des Musikers wenn er irgendeine Inszenierungsfrage angreift: 'die Musik verlangt es so'. Es ist aber klar dass bei einem Musiker, der ausnahmsweise auch erzogene Augen besitzt[,] die Musik andere Dinge verlangen wird, als bei einem der vielen Kunstblinden, zu denen eben auch R. H. zu gehören scheint. - Ich erlaube mir einen guten Ecksitz für Montag (erste Aufführung der 'Iphigenie' von Gluck) beizulegen und würde mich freuen, wenn Sie dieses herrlich edle Werk anhören würden. Bei der Generalprobe war noch allzuvieles nicht fertig. Ich bitte die Inscenierung als eine jener Improvisationen zu betrachten, zu denen ich oft genötigt bin. 16 Tage Arbeitszeit! Da handelt sichs mehr um die Intention als die Ausführung. Besonders schmerzlich war mirs, die letzte Scene, das Losbrechen des günstigen Fahrt-Windes nicht wirkungsvoller gestalten zu können. Aber dazu gehört mehr Zeit und Geld als zur Verfügung stand. - Für das Aussehen Agamemnons bitte ich mich nicht verantwortlich zu machen. Der Träger dieser Rolle macht alle diesbezüglichen Bemühungen vergeblich [...]".

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        Vol. 1 - THE BOATS OF THE 'GLEN CARRIG'; Vol. 2 - THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND; Vol. 3 - THE GHOST PIRATES; Vol. 4 - THE NIGHT LAND; Vol. 5 - CARNACKI THE GHOST-FINDER; Vol. 6 - MEN OF THE DEEP WATERS Vol. 7 - THE LUCK OF THE STRONG; Vol. 8 - CAPTAIN GAULT; Vol. 9 - THE VOICE OF THE OCEAN (bound together with) THE CALLING OF THE SEA

      Vol. 1 - THE BOATS OF THE 'GLEN CARRIG' London - Chapman & Hall, Ltd. 1907 1st ed. Lightly foxed, spine darkening. Very good. Vol. 2 - THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND London - Chapman & Hall, Ltd. 1908 1st ed. Lightly foxed, spine darkening. Very good. Vol. 3 - THE GHOST PIRATES London - Stanley Paul & Co. 1909 1st ed. Frontis by Sime. Lightly foxed, spine darkening. Very good. Vol. 4 - THE NIGHT LAND London - Eveleigh Nash 1912 1st ed. Lightly foxed, spine darkening. Very good. Vol. 5 - CARNACKI THE GHOST-FINDER London - Eveleigh Nash 1913 1st ed. Lightly foxed, spine darkening.. Very good. Vol. 6 - MEN OF THE DEEP WATERS London - Eveleigh Nash 1914 1st ed. Lightly foxed, spine darkening, pencilled annotations, in Dennis Wheatley's hand, on contents page. Very good. Vol. 7 - THE LUCK OF THE STRONG London - Eveleigh Nash Company Limited 1916 1st ed. Some light yellowing to pages and some foxing, heavy on prelims, spine darkening. About very good. Vol. 8 - CAPTAIN GAULT London - Eveleigh Nash Company Limited 1917 1st ed. Poor quality war-time paper browning as usual, spine darkening else very good. Vol. 9 - THE VOICE OF THE OCEAN London - Selwyn & Blount (1921) 1st ed. (bound together with) THE CALLING OF THE SEA London - Selwyn & Blount (1921) 1st ed. Lightly foxed, spine darkening. Very good. A unique set.

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        Topografisk-statistisk Beskrivelse over Nordlands Amt.

      Del I-IV. Kristiania 1907-08. (Norges Land og Folk. XVIII). 8vo. XI,794 + VII,975 + 608 + 1003 s. Flere foldekart. (amtskart, kart over det nordlige Norge av Per Nissen samt 2 bykarter over Bodø og Narvik. Priv. skinnbd. med marmorert overtrekkspapir på permene og gulldekor på ryggene Skinnet svakt skrapet. Stempel på bakre forsats. Første og anden del: Den almindelige del. - Tredje del: Byerne og Søndre og Nordre Helgeland Fogderi. - Fjerde del: Salten og Lofoten og Vesteraalen Fogderi.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Eckartsau a. d. Donau, 6. X. 1907.

      1907. 4 SS. auf Dopelblatt. 8vo. An eine Fürstin (Liechtenstein?): "[...] Leider kam mein Projekt die Herrschaften in Ihrer Haupt-Residenzstadt, am Sitze Ihrer Thätigkeit zu besuchen nicht zur Ausführung, aber Sie waren ja durch die Anwesenheit u. die Unterhaltungssucht des dicken siebenten Edi so in Anspruch genommen, daß ich Sie gar nicht hätte genießen können. Außerdem bin ich durch unsere herrlichen politischen zustände wo nur mehr Juden, Sozialdemokraten u. Ungarn unsere altehrwürdige Monarchie commandieren derart wild u. desperat, daß mein alter Humor schwer gelitten hat u. ich nur sehr einen langweiligen Gesellschafter abgegeben hätte. Jetzt bin ich mit der ganzen Familie in Eckartsau werde immer grauer u. grauer und bekomme immer mehr Falten auf der Denkerstirne. Zu meinem größten Bedauern ersehe ich aus Ihrem Briefe daß Fürstin den Sommer nicht ganz wohl waren. Hoffentlich haben Sie sich schon wieder erholt und genießen recht den Aufenthalt in Liechtenstein [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Vignette.

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        Album with Negatives of the North West Frontier - Khyber Pass Trade Control

      Peshawar, Khyber Pass, North West Frontier Province [Pakistan], 1907-1916. Album of snapshot photographs taken by an officer of the Indian Army, conceivably Major George Weston, surgeon for the Royal Army Medical Corps, who, at Dagshai, constructed the famous and fabled grave memorial to his wife Mary Rebecca Weston. Contains 163 vintage gelatin silver print photographs printed in postcard format, measuring approximately 12,5 x 7,5 cm, neatly ensconced behind window mounts, recto and verso onto 35 thick leaves. Qto. album, illustrated green cloth boards, measuring approximately 35 x 20 x 5 cm. Album is wrapped in brown paper with mailing label addressed to Miss M. Dunford, 41 Victoria Road, in Frome, England. Together with 101 original film negatives, some of which are captioned and dated 1910, contained in a separate purpose-made 'Eastman Negative Album' with tissue sleeves for each one. Negatives album measures approximately 7,5 x 10,5 x 3 cm. Sage cloth titled boards with folding envelope style spine and snap closure. Most negatives measure approximately 14 x 9 cm, a scant few varying slightly in size. Uncommon pre-independence views of the northern reaches of present-day Pakistan, these original photographs and film negatives demonstrate the resolute efforts to maintain supremacy over the trade route region, and thus a great advantage for the British Empire. These snapshot photographs illustrate settlements and works of British Army posted in the North West Frontier Province, now part of Pakistan, from the time of the 1908 punitive campaigns against the Zakka Khelthe Afridis in the Bazar Valley, and against the Mohmands in the Khyber Pass, and through the Great War. The North-West Frontier (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) region of the British Indian Empire was the most difficult area to conquer in South Asia. With the expansion of the Russian Empire into Central Asia in the twentieth century, stability of the Frontier and control of Afghanistan became cornerstones of defensive strategy for British India. The Khyber Pass, one of the two principle gateways on the North West Frontier has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia since ancient times. Since annexation by the East India Company, the Khyber Pass has served as an important strategic military region. Control of the region in fact depended to a large extent on the Punjab Frontier Force which was recruited from local tribesmen and commanded by British officers. After the First World War, the British would construct a heavily engineered railway through the Pass. The Khyber Pass Railway from Jamrud, near Peshawar, to the Afghan border near Landi Kotal, was opened in 1925. Very rare is the early visual testimony to trade control in the wild frontier regions, with a spectacular view of a rudimentary open-air Customs House, essentially a shelter with two desks, situated in the Domel Valley, now part of the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. In order to assert control and render the seditious indigenous tribal groups tractable, large military camps were erected throughout the mountainous regions, including the Khyber Pass Military Encampment at Ali Masjid, which is seen here. Other encampments are shown, possibly at Fort Peshawar. "Landi Kotal Fort" captions one of the negatives which is also included as a printed photograph. Situated only 5 kilometers east of the Afghanistan border, the small fort guards the western end of the Khyber Pass. Landi Kotal was a vulnerable frontier outpost in the 19th and 20th centuries. [Contemporary to this album, the 1909 edition of "The Imperial Gazetteer of India" identified the settlement as "the westernmost point on the Khyber Pass occupied by the British Government". During the Second Anglo-Afghan War Landi Kotal had served as an encampment of the 12,000-strong Peshawar Valley Field Force under General Sir Samuel Browne who was crossing the Khyber Pass on the way towards Kabul at the start of the war.] At Jamrud Fort trenches are being constructed, a power line erected, and other works are being accomplished. "N.W.R. Last Patrol House" captions another view, which was evidently taken whilst leaning out of a moving railcar. [In 1901 the broad gauge North West Railway was extended from Peshawar to Jamrud.] Rail travel was imperative and being rapidly developped in the region. An excellent view captures a locomotive going through the Khojak Tunnel, a 3.91 km railway tunnel constructed in 1891 near the Afghanistan border at Chaman in Qilla Abdullah District of Balochistan Province, Pakistan. [Each mile cost approximately 50,000 rupees to construct.] Most unexpected perhaps, is a snapshot view of a military procession, marching in unison and drums playing, in desolate dusty grounds for an unidentified occasion. Further photographs capture a grand event which was held during the officer's stay in the North West Frontier Province, perhaps a sports day with formal inspection. Whole regiments and small groups of men are seen hard at work, conveying trucks, supplies, and the necessary accoutrements for erecting more tent cities. In one case a cliff-side road edge has crumbled under the tires. Two captions identify "No. 2 MT [Mechanical Transport] Company" and a regiment as "No. 3 Section." A close-up look at one of the photographs reveals "54 M [Mountain] Corps" consuming a valley floor with its tents surrounding a walled fort. Rugged Thornycroft trucksare seen in convoys and working solo, mostly J-Types and tipping wagons. In contrast, nomads and tribesmen travelled through the pass by camel. [Thornycroft was a United Kingdom-based vehicle manufacturer established in 1896. In 1899 the War Office purchased its first Thornycroft steam lorry for experimental use by the Royal Engineers. The J-Type truck was the company's first vehicle supplied to the military in significant numbers. Designed to meet a 1911 British War Office specification fora 3-ton "subsidy scheme" cargo truck, Thornycroft supplied the War Office with 24 H-, J- and K-Type chassis between August 1912 and May 1913. In January 1913 Thornycroft was awarded a certificate of acceptance for the performance of its Type K our-cylinder 30hp lorry subsidy lorry, having passed testing by the Mechanical Transport Committee. Evidence within suggests that this album was compiled by Major George Oswald Weston, RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps), a physician who in 1907 was posted to a garrison Military Hospital in British India, and the husband of Mary Rebecca Weston who died along with their unborn infant during childbirth in December 1909. The grave monument built for Mary is the center image of the first page. The album also contains a snapshot photograph of the officer in front of a medical army vehicle with its red cross ensign, while some photographic negatives are images of the officer's elegant and modest wife. [Major George Oswald Weston and Mary Rebecca (née Delanty, born 1873) married in Rawalpindi on 20 April 1892. A First-class Assistant-Surgeon in the Indian Army, Indian Subordinate Medical Department, on 17 April 1909 he was assigned the rank of Senior Assistant Surgeon with the honorary rank of Lieutenant. After many years being childless, around that time the couple decided to take in a girl named Grace Maude Clare, the daughter of a widowed mother of seven. Shortly thereafter Mary did in fact become pregnant, but most tragically, she and the infant died during childbirth, at Dagshai, one of the oldest cantonment towns in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The grief stricken Major had an exquisite altar dedicated to her memory at St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Dagshai, and erected a magnificent headstone over her grave. Concluding that he could not raise a girl on his own, little Grace was returned to her mother in exchange for her brother Philip. Major Weston stayed in British India for some time, being made Senior Assistant Surgeon with the honorary rank of Captain, on 1 February, 1914. Interestingly, the views in this album span the time-frame which Major Weston is known to have been in the NW Frontier region, 1907-1914. Further research is required to learn more about his career or later life.] [The gravesite of Mary Rebecca Weston and her unborn child has a legacy of its own. A beautiful marble structure of an angel overlooking the woman and her baby, was designed and made in England and placed in the cemetery of Dagshai, over her tomb. It was cared for meticulously during the era of British rule, however, a century later, the grave is now in ruins, having been substantially chipped away by superstitious locals who believed that possessing a piece of the statue would increase the chances of conception, and furthermore bring the blessing of a baby boy.] The negatives contain images of the officer's wife, which may be the last photographic images of the idolized Mary Rebecca Weston. Several views reveal that the officer did some travelling throughout the colonial British province, possibly on medical duty. Scenes in Murree, which was a Hill station in Punjab, present-day Pakistan, and near the border of Jammu and Kashmir, include Pindi Point and the English church. A mountain view is captioned "Snow hills in Kashmir" indicating that the order was crossed. The old brick treasury building in Rawalpindi also makes a lovely nostalgic scene. Other highlights of the bygone British-rule era include: General Nicholson's Obelisk or Nicholson's Memorial, a granite obelisk monument approximately 40 feet in height erected in 1868, and situated at the Tarnol pass in the Margalla Hills, overlooking the Grand Trunk Road which connects Islamabad with Peshawar. [Brigadier-General John Nicholson CB (1822-1857) was a Victorian era military officer known for his role in British India. A charismatic and authoritarian figure, Nicholson created a legend for himself as a political officer under Henry Lawrence in the frontier provinces of the British Empire in India. He was instrumental in the settlement of the North-West Frontier and played a noted part in the Indian Mutiny.] The statue of Queen Victoria erected at Rawalpindi in 1909. The statue, sculpted in England, was plcaed on a pedestal at the junction of The Mall and the Murree Road. The Mountain Artillery marched past it during its formal unveiling. It is now in the grounds of the British High Commision. Islamia College in Peshawar, founded in October 1913 by Nawab Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan. North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) was a province of British India, formally established in 1901 by the British administration, out of the North-Westerly areas of the originally Pashtun lands which were merged with old Punjab, initially under a Chief Commissioner, and then a full-fledged Governor beginning circa 1938. Referendum was held to decide the future of NWFP after it was made part of Pakistan. The province was dissolved in 1955, after eight years of being part of the independent state of Pakistan.

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        Prières avant la Sainte communion.

      1In-12 carré- reliure mosaïquée signée Meunier, datée 1907 - tranches dorées - toutes les pages montées sur onglets sont enluminées à la main - sous double emboitage . Très bon état. FRANCO DE PORT POUR LA FRANCE ( envoi en colissimo). Nous sommes ouverts tous les jours, fériés inclus sauf le mardi. Pour les frais de port ailleurs qu'en France, nous consulter.

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        Stories from the Arabian Nights Retold by With Drawings by Edmund Dulac

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1907). Second edition (one month after the first), 4to, xvi, 133, (3) pp. Frontispiece and 49 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissue, some occasional light foxing to text leaves, contemporary inscription to the fly leaf. Original gilt titled russet cloth, printed d.w. with a little loss to edges, spine browned, some strengthening to the rear otherwise a remarkable survival.

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        Les métamorphoses du Vide.

      Editions de Minuit, sans date, 1 volume de 21x27x1 cm environ, album à transformations non paginé, il contient 32 planches imprimées en couleurs recto-verso. Certaines sont découpées de manière à permettre des lectures variées par superposition et combinaison. Ce procédé ingénieux autorise toutes les métamorphoses, couverture noir et bleu, dos toilé. Dos toilé restauré , infimes frottements sur les bordures des plats, infime défaut p. 1, notre exemplaire reste en bon état général. Maurice Henry, né à Cambrai (Nord) le 29 décembre 1907 et mort à Milan (Lombardie) le 21 octobre 1984, est un poète, peintre, dessinateur et cinéaste français. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. ("Wilczek"). Wien, 1907 und 1913.

      1907. Zusammen 4 SS. 8vo. Wohl an den Cellisten Josef Sulzer, den Sohn des berühmten Synagogenkantors Salomon Sulzer: "Lieber Meister - es bleibt bei morgen Freitag 11. 24 Nordwestbahn - Fürst Pick und Fürstin Fürstenberg kommen auch mit. Falls Sie die große Güte haben wollen, Ihr Instrument mitzunehmen - werden wir Ihnen Dank zollen[.] Meine Tochter Elisabeth spielt zwar die Orgel doch nicht so gut wie der Orgelkundige, der Sie begleiten könnte. Den Sie eher mit sich nach +Stein (Kreuzenstein) nehmen [...]" (8. V. 1907). - "Der Abend gestern war reitzend [!] - und Sie haben [...] wunderbar Ihr herrliches Instrument erthönen laßen [...] Neben meiner Tochter Elisabeth saß eine hochverständige schöne Dame, während einer Pause machte sie Ihnen einen Besuch im Künstler Zimmer - könnten Sie mir die bescheidene Anfrage beantworten, wer sie ist? Ihr uralter Wilczek" (30. III. 1913). - Tls. leicht angestaubt.

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        L'Esthétique de Jean-Sébastien Bach.

      Paris Librairie Fischbacher 1907 1 in-8 Raisin Reliure Demi-Maroquin rouge à nerfs, 539[pp] Edition Originale Format 24,5x16cms.Ouvrage de référence mondialement reconnu sur l'esthétique de Bach dont très peu d'exemplaires originaux arrivent sur le marché.Sujet de la Thèse d'Etat de celui qui succéda à Romain Rolland, fondateur de la chaire de Musicologie en Sorbonne. Ouvrage réimprimé en fac-simile par Minkoff. Lettre de Romain Rolland LAS à son « cher collègue et ami ». Brünig, 1er juillet 1912. 2 p. in-8°. vignette du Grand Hôtel de Brünig. Il annonce sa démission de professeur de la Faculté pour raison de santé. « Jai été heureux dapprendre le succès quavait eu cette année le cours de mon suppléant et ami, A. Pirro... Je le regarde comme le premier musicologue français, le seul que nous puissions opposer aux grands historiens de la Musique en Allemagne. » Michel Brenet en 1907"L' Esthétique de Jean - Sébastien par André PIRRO. Paris, Fischbacher, 1907, grand in-8, de 539 pages.M. André Pirro est aujourd'hui l'homme de France et de beaucoup d'autres lieux qui connaît le mieux le grand Bach, et tous les musiciens qui avaient lu son petit ouvrage de début sur l'Orgue de Jean-Sébastien Bach, ou son excellente étude biographique parue l'année dernière dans la collection les Maîtres de la Musique, attendaient impatiemment le travail que l'on savait qu'il préparait pour l'obtention du grade de Docteur ès-lettres. Si nous avons eu le regret d'être éloigné de Paris lors de la soutenance de cette thèse en Sorbonne, du moins nous est-il loisible d'en admirer dans l'imprimé la science sûre et ingénieuse et la grande nouveauté. Une rare satisfaction nous était réservée dès les premières lignes de l'introduction : celle de voir dépeint et expliqué musicalement le plaisir musical, c'est-à-dire d'en trouver l'essence définie autrement que par les habituelles divagations littéraires, que leurs auteurs eux-mêmes avouent appropriées aussi bien à la description des rêves d'un fumeur d'opium ou dun buveur d absinthe, qu a celle des jouissances procurées par une audition symphonique. Sans faire un seul pas en dehors du propre terrain artistique, M. Pirro a su nous donner une délicate et jolie définition de la manière dont il faudrait que chacun sût écouter la « musique pure ». Mais où se tracent les limites de la « musique pure » ? Bach, le maître souverain du choral et de la fugue, le virtuose inégalé des formes scolastiques en est-il le type absolu ? Devons-nous regarder son uvre comme le fruit d'un « art impassible », où « le sentiment n'a point de place », et « qui ne peut donner qu'une sorte de joie technique ou de ravissement purement intellectuel ? » Avec les magisters absorbés par les règles de l'orthographe, ou avec les romantiques insurgés contre toute discipline, faut-il n'admirer ou ne haïr dans sa musique rien autre que des « évolutions bien réglées de figures strictes et soigneusement proportionnées ? » Le livre tout entier de M. Pirro est conçu, ordonné et développé pour établir le contraire ; et c'est par là qu'il conserve dans toute l'acception du mot, le caractère d'une thèse. Bach, tel que nous le montre son nouvel exégète, est constamment et partout un musicien expressif, pour qui le langage des sons a toute la précision d'un idiome littéraire, et dont une inspiration réfléchie, d'origine religieuse, ou morale, ou poétique, dicte les moindres locutions. La direction des motifs, la construction des rythmes et des harmonies, l'alternance des tonalités, le choix des registres ou des agents sonores, contribuent à former, de toutes ces locutions, un vocabulaire musical, dont M. Pirro nous enseigne à distinguer les termes et à découvrir le sens. La méthode rigoureusement scientifique qu'il emploie pour nous y conduire est celle d'un philologue ou d'un épigraphiste aux prises avec une langue oubliée ou une inscription cryptographique. Il procède par des analyses minutieuses et des rapprochements incessants. La signification expressive des thèmes et des formules ressort en pleine force de l'étude des cantates, où le texte littéraire fixe la traduction des formules, qui ensuite se reconnaissent et se confirment dans d'autres uvres." Exceptionnel Ouvrage en parfait état. Frais de port inclus vers France métropole au tarif normal, délai d'acheminement sous 72h, pour les commandes > à 80 euros et poids < 1kg.

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        4 eigenh. Briefe mit U. Verschiedene Orte, 1907.

      1907. Verschiedene Formate. Zusammen 22 SS. auf 12 Bll. Freundschaftliche Korrespondenz mit Arthur Kahane und Margarethe über private Angelegenheiten und seine aktuelle Arbeit: "Liebe, Gute, Seien Sie mir nicht mehr böse: ich fühle es allzudeutlich, dass Sie es mir sein müssen, nicht so äußerlich, aber ein ganz klein wenig innerlich: denn auch einen solchen Brief gehört doch wenigstens irgend ein Antwortton, und wenn es nur ein halt unverständliches Gegrunz oder Gemurmel ist als da: liebe Frau Margarethe u. s. w. Aber sehen Sie, seit Ende April habe ich keinen Tag gehabt, an dem es mir möglich erschienen wäre, eine vernünftige Zeile zu schreiben, und auch heute bin ich noch ohne rechte Sammlung und jenes gute Gewissen gegen sich selbst [...] Was den Goldoni betrifft, so hat mich, wie Sie wohl schon wissen, Freksa überredet, die Sache mit ihm zusammen zu machen. Ich bin vielleicht von einigem Nutzen dabei, - vor allem wird auf diese Weise wenigstens gewährleistet, dass das Stück bis Juli etwa fertig ist, auch wird ihm so wohl ein bischen mehr Ellbogenfreiheit für die Komödie und Salambo (deren Übersetzung während dieser paar Monate mir fast als unmöglich vorkommt) [...]" (Mai 1907). - "Soeben erhielt ich Deinen Brandbrief, über dessen Entzifferung ich auf S. 5 den Verstand verlor, was ich im Folgenden eventuell in Betracht zu ziehen bitte. Desgleichen bitte ich Dich den angekündigten dramaturgischen Brief für Reinhardt ja mit der Maschine - dem Biest zu schreiben, ebenso wie jede Bemerkung Deiner Einrichtung (man kann dieselben auf Zetteln einkleben). Was alles (undeutsche Construction) auch für den Goldoni gelten möge [...]" ([Juli 1907]). - "Flauberts Briefe sind prachtvoll, besonders die an Mme X u. George Sand [...]" (14. VIII. 1907).

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        The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels

      Cream hard boards lightly worn with bumping of the spine edges. Bright gilt illustrations and writing on the covers and top edge of pages. Intact front end pages with illustrations. Uncut edges on the bottom and side edges. Some browning of the pages due to age but a tight and clean book. Ribbon for book closure not fixed but included. 364 printed pages.Limited Edition 54/560

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        The Development of Shakespeare as a Dramatist.

      New York: The Macmillan Company,, 1907 & 1909. & LEE, Sir Sidney. A Life of William Shakespeare. New and revised edition. 2 works, octavo. Original green and red cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, covers ruled in blind, publisher's device gilt to front covers, Lee's work with additional gilt title, top edges gilt. Baker with frontispiece, folding colour view of London in 1588, 28 further plates, mostly after contemporary engravings, 2 double-page; Lee with frontispiece, 5 plates, one line of manuscript facsimile to the text. Baker: front inner hinge split but holding, short closed tear to folding view not affecting image, small mark to p. 33 not affecting text, short closed tear to top edge of sig. D3, the text spared, very pale tide-mark to lower margin from sig. F4, sigs. N3 and O2 slightly torn in gutter costing a few letters (the sense easily guessed). O7-8, T6 damp-stained. Lee: extremities and joints lightly rubbed, small abrasion to front joint, rear cover lightly marked, marking to verso of half-title, pp. 276-9 slightly foxed from the plate, p. 397 finger-marked in margin. Both good copies. T. S. Eliot's copies, with his engraved armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume, and his inked ownership inscription dated 1909 to the front pastedown of George Pierce Baker's The Development of Shakespeare as a Dramatist, which is a first edition, and his pencilled ownership inscription to Sir Sidney Lee's A Life of William Shakespeare, a revised edition of a work first published in 1898, and which "dominated the field for the whole of the twentieth century" (ODNB); there are pencilled underlinings throughout Baker's work, and the plate of the De Wit drawing of the Swan Theatre in 1596, facing page 210, bears several annotations in a hand which might be ascribed to a young Eliot. A note at the bottom reads "a permanent stage on temporary foundations", and figures in the hut and on stage are respectively labelled "note twist of perspective to show trumpeter" and "maybe Olivia, Maria & Malvolio crossgartered in the garden?", a reference to Twelfth Night. Eliot started at Harvard in 1906. Taking advantage of the new elective system of course offerings introduced by Charles Eliot, his cousin and the president of the university, he chose courses in medieval history, Greek literature, government, German grammar and prose, and English literature. George Pierce Baker was one of four lecturers on the English literature paper (see Miller, T. S. Eliot: The Making of an American Poet, 1888-1922, pp. 79-80). Eliot's first year of study was unfocused and he ended up on academic probation, though soon recovered and in 1908 made the discovery that changed his life: a copy of Arthur Symons's The Symbolist Movement in Literature, which he found in the Harvard Union Library, and which left him convinced of his poetic calling. In his final year, 1909-10, he read for the MA in English Studies, taking Baker's paper entitled "The Drama in England from the Miracle Plays to the Closing of the Theatres". This appears to have been Eliot's introduction to vernacular medieval drama, which he explored some twenty-five years later with his own play, Murder in the Cathedral, about the assassination of Thomas Becket. By 1909 "his vocation had been confirmed: he joined the board and was briefly secretary of Harvard's literary magazine, the Harvard Advocate, and he could recommend to his classmate William Tinckom-Fernandez the last word in French sophistication?the vers libre of Paul Fort and Francis Jammes" (ODNB). His work on the Advocate was his apprenticeship for later positions as assistant editor of The Egoist from 1917 to 1919, and then as editor of his own journal, The Criterion, from 1922 to 1939. In 1905 Eliot's mother wrote to the headmaster of Milton Academy, which he attended for a year before Harvard, claiming that her teenage son had read and memorised most of Shakespeare's works. In fact Shakespeare's unchallenged position at the heart of the Western canon weighed heavily on the young Eliot, who later wrote that "the only pleasure I got from Shakespeare was the pleasure of being commended for reading him; had I been a child of more independent mind I should have refused to read him at all" (cited after Maddrey, The Making of T. S. Eliot, p. 40). He made his first significant contribution to Shakespeare scholarship in a now totemic essay entitled Hamlet and His Problems, published in 1920 in his collection The Sacred Wood. In it he claimed that the play was an artistic failure owing to Shakespeare was unable to present an "objective correlative" for Hamlet's state of mind; the idea of the object correlative was to prove highly influential in the development of New Criticism. Eliot was determined to present Shakespeare as an Elizabethan dramatist influenced by the likes of Kyd and Marlowe, rather than a genius to be considered outside of any historical context.

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        Fabric pattern design. Original watercolour, monogrammed "JH". No place, [c. 1907].

      1907. 210 x 207 mm (sheet dimensions). Includes attached original threads and label ("9074a"). Josef Hoffmann created a wide range of furniture and fashion fabric designs for the Wiener Werkstätte, for the Backhausen company, the Flöge sisters and many others (cf. Schweiger, WW, p. 220 ff.). Johannes Spalt (ed.), Josef Hoffmann. Porträts-Signets-Stempel, p. 103.

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