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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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        [Binding, Fine- de Sauty, Inscribed] The Vicar of Wakefield

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1907. 12mo. Bound by Alfred de Sauty in full cream morocco with central oval green onlay with elaborate gilt tooled floral motif, as well as square pattern ruled lines and leaf pattern on cover and spine. Inscribed on front free endsheet: "With best wishes from Gina and Alfred de Sauty, 20/12/21." Gilt pallet front dentelle, "De Sauty." 304pp. With sepia engraved frontispiece, printed on laid paper. Near fine.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      London: William Heinemann; Doubleday Page & Co., New York,, [1907]. With a Proem by Austin Dobson. Quarto. Original white cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, design blocked in gilt to front cover, publisher's device in blind to rear cover, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Housed in a custom green morocco-backed folding case. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour plates mounted on brown paper with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Spine and edges with some light soiling, browning and offsetting to free endpapers; an excellent copy. Deluxe limited edition, number 220 of 1,130 numbered copies, of which 1,100 were for sale and the last 30 reserved for presentation. Rackham was travelling when this book was published, and so it was issued as a limited edition but not signed. However, this copy has been signed by Rackham and has an original pen and watercolour sketch of Alice and the Dormouse, signed and dated 10 April 1931, on the half-page below the limitation notice, in the manner of one of his "specials".

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        6 autograph letters signed and 4 autogr. postcards signed. Budapest and Amsterdam (1x), 1930s.

      1907. Various formats. Altogether 12¾ pp. on 11 ff. With 5 autogr. envelopes, 2 letters on airmail paper with integral address panel. In Hungarian language, to the violinist André Gertler (1907-1998). - The letter from October 28, 1938, comprises an autogr. musical quotation (3 bars).

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        Reliure éditeur 10 fascicules Harry Dickson : Le Professeur Flax, monstre humain - Les bandits de la fête populaire - Une poursuite à travers le désert - Le Capitaine disparu - Le Rajah rouge - Le double crime ou la montagne sanglante - Autour d'un trône - La mystérieuse maison du lutteur - Le tripot clandestin de Franklin Street - Les feux-follets du marais rouge.

      Roman Boek / Kunsthandel sans date. In-8 cartonnage au format 20 x 27 cm. Reliure éditeur de 10 fascicules d'Harry Dickson " Le Sherlock Holmes Americain ". Couverture illustrée. Contient : n° 18 - 15 - 19 - 17 - 26 - 45 - 41 - 48 - 52 - 57 soit : Le Professeur Flax, monstre humain - Les bandits de la fête populaire - Une poursuite à travers le désert - Le Capitaine disparu - Le Rajah rouge - Le double crime ou la montagne sanglante - Autour d'un trône - La mystérieuse maison du lutteur - Le tripot clandestin de Franklin Street - Les feux-follets du marais rouge. Magnifiques couvertures illustrées en couleurs d'Alfred Roloff conservées, sauf celle du n°19, qui à servi à la couverture du livre. Dos toilé rouge. Petits frottis aux bords des plats. Intérieur parfait. Magnifique état de fraicheur. Rarissime édition originale en reliure éditeur, de ces Harry Dickson reliés dans le désordre & écrits par une main anonyme pour les n° 15 -17- 18 - 19 puis par Jean Ray pour les autres ( 26 - 41 - 45 - 52 - 57 ). Les n° 1 à 19 ont été traduits par un inconnu.Les n° 20 à 44 et 47 à 49 ont été traduits ou corrigés par Jean Ray.Les n° 37, 45, 46, 50 à 62 ont été traduits ou adaptés par Jean Ray.Le n° 63 à été traduit ( chapitres 1 à 5 ) et créé pour le reste par Jean Ray.Le n° 64 à été traduit ( chapitre 1 ) et créé pour le reste par Jean Ray.Les n° 65 à 69, 73, 75 à 77, 81 à 106, 111 à 178 ont été entièrement créés par Jean Ray.Les n° 70 à 72, 74, 78 à 80, 107 à 110 sont des rééditions des " Dossiers secrets du roi des détectives " parus en 1907.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        The Secret Agent

      First edition, first issue with inserted ads dated September 1907. Original red cloth, with gilt titles and decoration to spine. "The Secret Agent depicts the atmosphere of Edwardian London in a psychological thriller of the anarchist underworld. Conrad's wit and chivalrous magnanimity are at their airiest in this novel." (Connolly)A Haycraft Queen cornerstone and said to be one of the favourite novels of both Graham Greene and Eric Ambler.

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        ALMANACH POUR 1908

      Edition du Groupe des XXX (trente), PARIS, ROUEN, décembre 1907 - Petit in-4°, format carré (22,5 x 22). 40 pages. Après les pages liminaires et un dessin de Henri MATISSE, les douze mois de l'année se succèdent avec chacun un petit texte et un dessin. Les auteurs des textes sont EMILE VERHAEREN, TRISTAN KLINGSOR, FERNAND FLEURET, A.M. GOSSEZ, GABRIEL MONMERT, PHILEAS LEBESGUE, PIERRE MARIDORT, PAUL DESNUES, ALBERT HENNEQUIN, CHARLES THEOPILE FERET, FRANCIS YARD, J. MAS DE BRIEU, LOUIS MULLER, MME MULLER Y ALBERRO, CHARLES DUHAMEL, Les dessins ont pour auteurs: WIELHORSKY, RAOUL DUFY, GASTON GOSSELIN, EDMOND VAN OFFEL, ERNEST MOREL, CHARLES DUHAMEL, EUGENE TIRVERT, CHARLES FRECHON, ROBERT PINCHON, PIERRE MULLER, HENRI DELEPOUVE. On trouve aussi 3 dessins hors texte, l'un de OTHON FRIESZ, les deux autres de MAURICE DE VLAMINCK. Mentionnons aussi les 12 culs de lampe de PIERRE MULLER. Cet exemplaire, sur papier bulle à dessin est numéroté 130 (sur 450). Très bel état si on tient compte de l'âge du livre et de la nature du papier. l'âge et de la nature du papier.

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        COGNAC PELLISSON

      Date : 1907 Dimensions : 120x160cm Imp : VERCASSON, PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Ernest H. Shackleton"). London, 10 March [n. y.].

      1907. 8vo. 1 p. To "My dear Sutton", referring to a photograph, a book which has not been "taken up", and some American addresses. On paper with printed heading of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907. Includes a card with facsimile signature of J. B. L. Noel, Mount Everest Expedition 1924.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      London: William Heinemann. 1907. First edition with these illustrations. First edition with these illustrations. Deluxe Limited Edition. Publisher?s original white cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. With 13 tipped-in colour plates, each with a captioned tissue guard and 15 black-and-white line drawings by Arthur Rackham. A very good copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without previous owner?s inscriptions or stamps with spotting to the text pages and tissue guards. All illustrations are present as called for and in fine condition. An attractive example of this finely illustrated Alice. Hand numbered 998 or 1100 copies (there where also 30 copies for presentation numbered 1101 - 1130). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        LA TENTATION DE SAINT ANTOINE

      P., Ferroud 1907 - 214pp. Bon Etat.  Un vol. riche reliure mosaïquée cerise, dos à nerfs ornés et mosaïqués, plats ornés d'un important cadre composé de filets or ornements dorés et larges bandes de maroquin vert aux petits fers or , a froid et mosaïqués. Importants motifs mosaïqués  représentant en tête Saint Antoine dans une constellation d'étoiles, et en bas Le Diable, doublé de maroquin vert composition de fil or aux fleurons d'angle, gardes soie verte, tranches dorées sur témoins, couv et dos cons. 'tui bordé de maroquin cerise. [Affolter]. Un des 60 exemplaires de tête sur grand papier Japon Impérial contenant 3 états des gravures dont le premier état en noir, l'état terminé en coul. avec remarques, l'état avec la lettre et une AQUARELLE ORIGINALE H. T. signée de ROCHEGROSSE (sorte de Chimère). Très bel exemplaire en parfait état.   [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A travers la banquise du Spitzberg au Cap Philippe. Mai-Août 1905

      - Plon, Paris 1907, 18,5x28,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - First Edition. Binding Editor di cartone aperta sabbia, liscio indietro, una mascella leggermente incrinato in testa, primo piatto illustrato un decorato guardie marine e contreplats carta viola, tutti i bordi dorati, Editor di cartone collegati da Engel. Libro Illustrato con un frontespizio ritratto, 2 mappe, 10 tavole a colori e il profilo di costa dall'originale E. Worth e 400 stampe in nero e inserti di documentazioni fotografiche . Alcuni foxing minore che colpisce principalmente le guardie. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage sable, dos lisse, un mors légèrement fendu en tête, premier plat illustré d'un décor marin, gardes et contreplats de papier violet, toutes tranches dorées, cartonnage de l'éditeur relié par Engel. Ouvrage illustré d'un portrait en frontispice, de 2 cartes, de 10 planches en couleurs et de profil de côtes d'après les originaux de E. Mérite ainsi que de 400 gravures en noir in et hors-texte d'après les documents photographiques. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant essentiellement les gardes.

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        2 autograph manuscripts, both signed on flyleaf ("Prof. Dr. F. Hasenöhrl"). Vienna, 1907-1914.

      1907. 4to. 2 vols. (1), 314, (1) pp.; 2 ff. of equations inserted loosely. 260 [but 248: page count jumps from 229 to 240; 1 revised leaf removed by author after numbering the pages], (3) pp. Black ink on squared paper, occasional additions and notes in pencil and red or blue crayon. Includes numerous diagrams (some nearly full-page). Contemp. half calf with giltstamped spine title "Vorlesungen Mechanik I. [bzw. II.] F.H.". All edges red. Hasenöhrl's Mechanics lecture manuscripts, used and revised throughout the great physicist's last seven years of work, mainly composed in 1907/08 and bound for the author around that time. His name is on the flyleaf in his own hand: "Prof. Dr. F. Hasenöhrl / Wien, Universität". The volumes comprise the complete first two lectures (Mechanics and Continuum Mechanics) of Hasenöhrl's four-year cycle, which also included Electrodynamics, Theory of Heat, and Optics. - Volume 1 contains "Vorlesung über Mechanik der starren Systeme. Gehalten fünfstündig im Wintersemester 1907/8 (vom Beginn 24. X, bis 14. II.)" (a piece of information that contradicts Bittner's statement [p. 335] that Hasenöhrl did not teach that winter semester). The first session was Hasenöhrl's inaugural lecture at Vienna University. He inherited Boltzmann's chair, who had taken his life in Duino in the fall of 1906. In the appointment process for the successor to Boltzmann, Hasenöhrl had prevailed against his older colleagues Max Planck and Wilhelm Wien. Appropriately, this inaugural lecture, the only one largely written in shorthand, is an obituary of his predecessor (not identical with his Boltzmann obituary published in "Elektrotechnik und Maschinenbau" 41 [1906]). The remaining 28 chapters include "Kinematik des Punktes", Lagrange's equations, "Hamiltons partielle Differentialgleichung", and the theories of relative and cyclical movement. Red crayon markings indicate the progress made from session to session; individual problems are marked as having been treated in the seminary course rather than in the lecture hall. At the end (p. 305 ff.), Hasenöhrl has included the changes made for the 1910/11 winter semester (according to Bittner, Hasenöhrl again repeated the lecture in 1913/14). - Volume II contains the two-semester "Vorlesung über Mechanik der deformablen Körper" (winter semester of 1907/08: Elasticity; summer semester of 1908: Hydromechanics, of which latter course two weeks were lost due to the great student strike). Hasenöhrl prefixed a motto from Guido Ubaldi's "Paraphrasis in duos Archimedis aequeponderantium libros" (1588): "Quapropter ad Archimedem confugiendum est, si vera huius scientiae principia perdiscere cupimus." This volume likewise contains final changes made in 1911, constituting a thorough revision of pp. 90-101. In the summer of 1914 he revised the "slipshod pages 183 ff." about ray formation, which are partly struck out (p. 183f.), partly removed altogether (p. 185f.; the leaf is missing save for a narrow guard); these notes are followed by the sections "Allgemeines über Bewegung mit Rotationssym[m]etrie" and "Kreisförmige Wirbel" (13 pp. in total). Shortly before the end of the semester, the First World War erupted. Hasenöhrl, whose mother was descended from the old military nobility, volunteered for the infantry and was decorated after an injury in July 1915. In a battle near Folgaria he was killed by a shell splinter to his head on 7 October. - Although Hasenöhrl always spoke freely during his lectures (cf. Bittner, 198), rather than reading out a written text, as many of his colleagues did, it is clear that his presentation was based on minutely prepared notes. So closely did he compress the subject matter of his lectures that each session usually comprises a mere four to six pages in the manuscript; and still, we find in the text many tidily formulated paragraphs, including digressions on themes such as Sven Hedin's observations on the rivers of Tibet, which, when flowing south-north, are deflected eastwards - a practical example of relative movement. In his 1933 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Erwin Schrödinger looked back on the gift of his teacher Hasenöhrl to discuss a subject matter in the lecture hall both extensively and closely: "The lecture cycle, which spanned eight semesters of five periods per week, treated the advanced theories of mechanics as well as the eigenvalue problems of continuum physics with the degree of detail that I would later need dearly - I have never been able to study from books with any ease [... He died in the War], and a feeling tells me that, but for that, it would be he who would be receiving this honor in my place today." In his 1904 treatise "On the Theory of Radiation in Moving Bodies", Hasenöhrl had applied the concept of "electromagnetic mass" to a cavity filled with radiation, arguing that any kind of thermal radiation provides such a body with an apparent increase of mass. This achievement, which makes the connection of energy and mass and - in its most radically compressed form "m = E/c²" - seems to anticipate Einstein's special theory of relativity, won Hasenöhrl the 1905 Haitinger Prize (at Boltzmann's suggestion) and was the basis for his appointment to the Vienna Chair of Physics the following year. In 1905, Einstein generalised Hasenöhrl's equation (which the latter had applied only to cavity radiation) and managed to embed it within an encompassing theory, thus arriving at the iconic "E=mc²" equation (for Hasenöhrl's role in the development of the equation cf. Stephen Boughn's recent article, "Fritz Hasenöhrl and E=mc²", in: The European Physical Journal H 38/1 [Jan. 2013], p. 1-18). Incidentally, Hasenöhrl taught Einstein's theory of relativity in his lectures - a highly uncommon course topic for the time. In 1911, Hasenöhrl participated in the historic first "Conseil Solvay", the invitation-only Brussels conference that united the world's elite of experimental and theoretical physicists to discuss the fundamental problems of their field. Themed "La théorie du rayonnement et les quanta", that first conference tackled the various approaches of classical physics and the emerging quantum theory; among the other participants were Einstein, Marie Curie, Ernest Rutherford, H. A. Lorentz, Wilhelm Wien, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Henri Poincaré. Hasenöhrl also participated in the second Solvay Conference in 1913. - Edges slightly frayed and dusty, otherwise perfect. Of the utmost rarity: Hasenöhrl manuscripts are considered virtually unobtainable; auction records since 1975 list not a single leaf of writing in his hand (in contrast with more than 1000 records for Albert Einstein, more than 100 of which are manuscripts). The Göttingen State Library holds a 17-page transcript of Hasenöhrl's lecture on spherical functions (Cod. Ms. G. Herglotz E 15) in the hand of the student Gustav Herglotz (1881-1953), later professor of Mathematics at Leipzig and Göttingen. The Austrian Central Library of Physics keeps an archive of Hasenöhrl material: a single-box corpus containing mainly photographs, offprints, and photocopies of personal documents, but no manuscripts at all (with the exception of a single page of equations on the reverse of a letter from a bookseller). Several letters by Hasenöhrl are to be found in the personal archives of scholars (e. g., to Prof. Stefan Meyer, in the Archives of the Institute for Radium Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences). Cf. Lotte Bittner, Geschichte des Studienfaches Physik an der Wiener Universität in den letzten hundert Jahren (Vienna, Ph.D. thesis 1949), pp. 193-202 and 335-337. Cf. Stephen Boughn, "Fritz Hasenöhrl and E=mc²", in: The European Physical Journal H 38/1 [Jan. 2013], p. 1-18.

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        Arabia Petraea. Vienna, Hölder, 1907-1908.

      1907. 4to. 3 in 4 vols. With 2 folding maps and one folding panorama. Numerous illustrations and plans. Original wrappers. First edition of this standard work on the region: the first scientific account of the Nabataean antiquities, including the ruins of Petra. The Bohemian scholar Alois Musil (1868-1944) was fluent in 35 Arabic dialects. In 1898 he had rediscovered the lost desert castle of Qusayr Amra (built c. 715 A.D.) in the Jordanian desert north of Amman. During WWI he was sent to the Middle East to thwart British operations against the Ottoman Empire, thus becoming the opponent of T. E. Lawrence. In 1827 he helped establish the Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences in Prague. - With contemp. ownership "Dr. Zweig" on wrapper covers (in Hebrew and German). Some pages uncut; professional repairs to edges. Rare with all 4 volumes; no complete copy recorded at auction during the past decades. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1667. Howgego III, M103 (p. 664). Fück 262. NYPL Arabia coll. 171. OCLC 3114451.

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        Histoire de l'Art depuis les premiers temps chrétiens jusqu'à nos jours.

      Paris, Armand Colin, 1907-1908-1909-1911-1912-1913-1921-1922-1923-1924-1925-1926-1929, 9 tomes en 18 volumes, in-4, reliés, IV-440/957 // VIII-520/1011 // 464/972 // III-487/1009 // 512/960 // 507/948 // 448/902 // VIII-472/920/1236 // XII-279 p.. Tome 1 : Des débuts de l'Art Chrétien à la fin de la Période Romane (2 volumes). - Tome 2 : Formation, expansion et évolution de l'Art Gothique (2 volumes). - Tome 3 : Le Réalisme. Les Débuts de la Renaissance (2 volumes). - Tome 4 : La Renaissance (2 volumes). - Tome 5 : La Renaissance dans les pays du Nord. Formation de l'art classique moderne (2 volumes). - Tome 6 : L'Art en Europe au XVIIe siècle (2 volumes). - Tome 7 : L'Art en Europe au XVIIIe siècle (2 volumes). - Tome 8 : L'Art en Europe et en Amérique au XIXe siècle et au début du XXe (3 volumes). - Tome 9 : Index général, noms d'artistes, noms de lieux, sujets, table générale, par Louise Lefrançois-Pillion (1 volume). - Les tomes 1 et 2 sont en second tirage, les autres sont en tirage original. Pour chaque volume, une table des matières, table des gravures et bibliographie in fine, très nombreuses illustrations photographiques en noir et blanc, plans, dessins, nombreux hors texte. - Reliure d'époque, demi chagrin marron foncé, dos à nerfs avec titres dorés, têtes dorées, filets dorés doubles aux marges des cuirs des plats, quelques nerfs et charnières frottés, intérieurs en parfait état, impression sur papier glacé, papier de luxe pour les hors textes. Monumentale histoire de l'Art, sert encore de référence pour l'Art en Europe. bel exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        Du mariage

      1907. Paul Ollendorf, Paris 1907, 11x18cm, relié. - Paul Ollendorf, Paris 1907, 11x18cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Binding metà abete dolore verde, sbiadito torna con cinque nervi, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, angoli poco frequentate, vincolante contemporaneo. autografo firmato Blum Jules Uhry sul frontespizio contenente la testa di piccole lacune e lacrime. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin vert sapin, dos décoloré à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins légèrement émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Léon Blum à Jules Uhry sur la page de titre comportant en tête de petits manques et déchirures.

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        INGOLDSBY LEGENDS

      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. INGOLDSBY LEGENDS by Thomas Ingoldsby. London: Dent 1907. Large thick 4to, full gilt pictorial vellum, silk ties, top edge gilt, near Fine. LIMITED TO ONLY 560 SIGNED BY RACKHAM (500 for sale). Featuring 24 beautiful tipped-in color plates mounted on dark paper, 12 full page tinted illustrations and 66 black & white drawings plus pictorial endpapers. A nice copy of a beautiful book. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U. Berlin, 5. XI. 1907 [Datum des Poststempels].

      1907. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Verso eh. Adresse. An den Kunstschriftsteller Lothar Brieger-Wasservogel (1879-1949) in Berlin-Wilmersdorf: "Ich wollte Sie nur davon benachrichtigen, daß die gewünschten Blätter bereit liegen u. jederzeit abgeholt werden können [...]". - Brieger hatte 1902 über Max Klinger publiziert, 1903 über Rodin und 1906 über den "Fall Liebermann". 1914 wurde er Kunstkritiker bei der "Berliner Zeitung am Mittag" und der "Vossischen Zeitung", später auch für den Ullstein-Verlag. Zu seinen Werken zählen "Das Kunstsammeln: Eine kurze Einführung in seine Theorie und Praxis" (1917) und "Ein Jahrhundert deutscher Erstausgaben: Die wichtigsten Erst- und Originalausgaben von etwa 1750 bis etwa 1880" (1925). 1933 musste Brieger emigrieren; er betrieb in Shanghai einen Antiquitätenhandel und schrieb für amerikanische Zeitungen. Nach Kriegsende kehrte er nach Westberlin zurück. - Beiliegdn alte Sammlungsumschläge.

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        A l'automobile

      - Kapp, Paris 1907, 31x42cm, en feuilles sous chemise à lacet. - Edizione originale. Prefazione di Frantz Reichel. libro illustrato di umoristiche 40 tavole che rappresentano i vari personaggi del tempo scricchiolava da Mich che il barone Henri de Rothschild, Louis Vuitton, Rodolphe Darzens, Sua Maestà Alfonso XIII, Jelineck Mercedes, il marchese de Dion, Michelin ... Alcune schede con lievi lacune angolari innocuo, i lacci delle Chemie prive di nostra copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Préface de Frantz-Reichel. Ouvrage illustré de 40 planches humoristiques représentant diverses personnalités de l'époque croquées par Mich dont le baron Henri de Rothschild, Louis Vuitton, Rodolphe Darzens, sa majesté Alphonse XIII, Jélineck Mercédès, le marquis de Dion, Michelin... Certaines planches comportant de légers manques angulaires sans gravité, les lacets de la chemie faisant défaut à notre exemplaire, une mouillure en marge du second plat de la chemise.  

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        Eigenh. Bildpostkarte mit Initialen.

      [Hamburg, 8. XII. 1907]. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. "Grüsse von CC" an Frau Baronin Mautner von Markhof.

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        Sur les électrons [ÉPREUVES CORRIGÉES]

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1907. 3 grands feuillets volants repliés [650 x 520], imprimés au recto sous enveloppe à l'adresse de Becquerel 1907, 1907, , 3 grands feuillets volants repliés [650 x 520], imprimés au recto, sous enveloppe à l'adresse de Becquerel, Épreuves d'auteur, remise par l'imprimeur en vue de la publication d'un article devenu très rare, "Sur les électrons", destiné à paraître dans le numéro 65 du Bulletin de la Société internationale des électriciens ; elle comprend de nombreuses corrections et additions de la main d'Henri Becquerel. Après sa découverte en 1896 de la radioactivité, et celle de l'électron par Thomson en 1897, Henri Becquerel parvint, en 1900, à démontrer que les rayons Beta, ont un rapport de charge à la masse très proche de ceux des rayons cathodiques, et donc, en 1902, que ses mêmes rayons sont en réalité des électrons. Les corrections d'auteur rectifient les coquilles et le style du texte, mais elles apportent aussi des modifications importantes de calcul et de mesure. En outre, on trouve aussi des notes marginales, au crayon de papier, ou sur des papiers contrecollés, qui interrogent le texte et certains de ses calculs. Très beau document autographe conservé dans son enveloppe de l'Imprimerie Gauthier-Villars et adressé à "Monsieur Becquerel, rue Dumont D'urville 6. Paris". Cachets "épreuve" apposé par la société d'imprimerie Gauthier-Villars dans l'angle supérieur gauche de chaque feuillet

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        Recent Hunting Trips in British North America

      London: Witherby & Co, 1907. First. Hardcover. VG to vg+. First Edition. 400 pp, 65 ill. Selous' only book about his North American (Canadian) hunting. He went on this trip with Charles Sheldon and wrote a super book about mountain game hunting. Sheep, and moose and bear. Eminently collectible book. Original green pictorial cloth with gold moose on front cover. Scarce in first edition. VG to vg+ in original gilt cloth AND - ABEL CHAPMAN's copy, his engraved bookplate inside front cover and his signature and date on front free end paper. An amazing association copy.

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        "Portrait de Maurice Halma Grand".

      1907 1Eau-forte en couleurs au repérage, tirée à 60 exemplaires, monogrammée et datée dans la plaque, signée au crayon sous le trait carré, titrée et numérotée sous le coup de plaque (N°15), 1907, 30 x 24.5 cm. Avenue du Bois, sur fond ensoleillé d'hôtels et de maisons, un homme aux gants beurre frais et chapeau melon se promène, pensif. Equipages, cavaliers et promeneurs forment l'arrière-plan, merveilleux jeu d'ombre et de lumière. Papier collant. Provenance collection personnelle de l'artiste.

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        Le Chariot d'Or.

      Librairies des Amateurs, A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, 1907, 1 volume de 190x255 mm environ, 146 pages, belle reliure signée Chambolle-Duru en plein maroquin lavallière, dos à 5 nerfs et plats décorés de fins et délicats motifs dorés, coupes chasses et tranches dorées, gardes marbrées, couverture et dos d'origine conservés. Exemplaire N° 30, un des 80 exemplaires sur grand Japon avec 3 états des gravures de Charles Chessa. Bon état.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      Dent, UK 1907 - 1st Edition Thus 1907. First Edition thus, with 24 colour illustrations by Charles Brock for this edition. Publisher's decorative binding of cloth profusely gilt-tooled to spine and upper, decorative end papers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Book is very good++ and bright and clean. Endpapers age toned. Contents good. Light foxing to some pages. Light cracking to rear endpaper. A good example. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BOUCLIER DU ZODIAQUE.

      1907Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Occident, 1907. Grand in-8 (170 X 258) demi-chagrin havane à coins, dos cinq nerfs ornés de filets perlés, caissons dorés avec fleuron central, chaînettes dorées, titre doré, date en queue, tête dorée, plats de la couverture conservés, non rogné (reliure de l'époque) ; (2), 156 pages, (2). ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 150 EXEMPLAIRES. Un des 133 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de HOLLANDE Van Gelder (n°8), après 17 exemplaires numérotés en chiffres romains, imprimés sur le même papier, signés et ornés d'une devise autographe. ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE signé de l'auteur sur le second feuillet blanc : « A M. Jacques Rouché, en bon et cordial souvenir de SU - 1908 ». Ayant fait fortune dans la parfumerie, Jacques ROUCHE pût se lancer dans des aventures artistiques qui vont faire de lui l'un des plus grands mécènes de son temps. En 1907, il acquiert la "Grande Revue", publication juridique créée par Fernand Labori, le défenseur de Lucy Dreyfus et d'Émile Zola, et lui donne une forte inflexion culturelle. André Gide, Gabriele d'Annunzio, George Bernard Shaw, Jean Giraudoux, Jules Renard, Victor Margueritte, Paul Verhaeren, Alain-Fournier y publient romans, nouvelles, pièces de théâtre, essais, critiques. C'est dans ses colonnes en 1910 que paraîtra "Le Voyage du condottière" d'André Suarès. Mais les relations entre les deux hommes furent toujours houleuses. Dès sa première visite, Rouché se heurte à l'intransigeance de Suarès : « Rouché m'a fait visite. Il a été aimable pour moi, quoiqu'il n'aime pas mes idées ni mon style. Il voulait couper dans mes "Bambous" [Morceau d'"Idées et visions"] ; il m'a parlé du public, qu'il fallait faire son éducation... Et je n'ai rien répondu ; mais je n'ai pas retranché une ligne et pas effacé un mot. Jai été de glace. » ("Lettre à Pottecher", du 9 mars 1907). Suarès entre pourtant à "La Grande Revue" en mars 1907, mais il supporte mal les pressions de Jacques Rouché « qui veut le mettre au pas ». Au début de lannée 1912, pressé par Claudel, Gide et surtout Jacques Copeau, sollicité par Gaston Gallimard en personne qui souhaite le voir rejoindre la "Nouvelle Revue Française", il décide de rompre sa collaboration avec le 37 de la rue de Constantinople. Dans une lettre à Albert Chapon du 21 février 1912, il écrit : « J'ai dû quitter "La Grande Revue" : j'y mangeais un pain si amer et si dur que je ne pouvais plus l'avaler ». La rupture avec Jacques Rouché était consommée ; ce dernier ne le lui pardonnera pas. (Marcel Dietschy, "Le Cas André Suarès"). Publié à la fin de 1907, "Bouclier du Zodiaque", recueil de poésies en prose, fut accueilli dans l'indifférence générale. Même si l'influence profonde du symbolisme est encore sensible, la violence des images et l'intransigeance du propos annonce le surréalisme. Portée par des images fiévreuses souvent d'une grande beauté et un rythme halluciné, la poésie sans concession d'André Suarès atteint dans ce recueil une EXIGENCE RARE. INTÉRESSANTE PROVENANCE pour cet ouvrage élégamment composé et imprimé. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Novels of the Sisters Bronte

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1907. Octavo. The "Thornton Edition" named for the town Thornton, the birth place of the sisters. In twelve volumes edited by Temple Scott, illustrated, Beautifully bound by Zahnsdorf (signed binding) in full tan polished calf, boards triple ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, triple brown morocco spine labels gilt, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles. A handsome set showing only very minor spots of rubbing to spines and a couple of small chips to heads of two volumes, small stain to top edge of volume four.

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        Henri Rivière. Peintre et Imagier.

      Paris, Henri Floury, 1907 ; petit in 4° carré (262 x 208 mm), broché, sous couverture beige rempliée dessinée par Georges Auriol gravée sur bois, imprimée en couleurs ; III, 176, [2] pp. ; portrait de Henri Rivière : lithographie originale de Steinlein; eau-forte originale "Le coup de vent", 20 eaux-fortes, lithographies et bois gravés hors-texte, reproduits en double état avec serpentes légendées, "L'enterrement aux Parapluies" reproduite à l'eau-forte ; 13 gravures à pleine page, 12 gravures hors-texte en couleurs avec serpente légendée, 111 gravures in-texte. Edition originale, exemplaire N°53 des 100 sur grand vélin de Rives en Dauphiné, avec les deux eaux-fortes originales. Poème original de 3 quatrains manuscrit de Henri Rivière "A André Barbier, le bon compagnon, l'ami fidèle : Barbier ! Quand tu peins les brumes..." écrit sur la garde, avec la traduction en japonais écrite au crayon sur le côté ; un deuxième poème manuscrit de 9 quatrains, datant de août 1947, sur une feuille in 8, recto-verso est relié avec le faux titre : "La Bonne Route. A l'anxieux Barbier", 5 variantes sur des bandelettes de papier collées sur le texte original; on ajoute, une photographie ancienne (178 x 128 mm) de Henri Rivière dans son atelier, à sa table de travail en train de graver ; 4 croquis-portraits de profil et de face à la plume de André Barbier, non signés ; 1 feuillet in 8 d'annotations manuscrites concernant des oeuvres de Henri Rivière. La couverture et le dos ont été très proprement restaurés, quelques petites brunissures, bon état général pour ce bel ouvrage illustré, truffé de deux poèmes inédits écrits à son ami le peintre André Barbier !

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        DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN

      FISHER, HARRISON. (FISHER,HARRISON)illus. A DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill (1907 October). 4to (7 1/4 x 9 3/4"), tan cloth, pictorial paste-on, nearly As New with original blue ribbon, glassine wrapper and pictorial box (box worn on flaps). 1st edition. Printed on heavy coated paper and illustrated with 20 beautiful full page color illustrations of women by Fisher. The text is in verse surrounded by lovely art nouveau decorations by E. Stetson Crawford. This is an unusually nice copy.

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        A Dream of Fair Women

      The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis., 1907 The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis. Hard Cover. Fine. First Edition. (1907). First edition. Thin small quarto. Brown cloth, lettered in gilt, with a color pictorial cover onlay. Illustrated with full-page color plates by Fisher and page decorations by E. Stetson Crawford. Fine in original glassine and publisher?s box, which is worn at the corners.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Sheykh Obeyd Stud. 1907.

      Ain Shems, Cairo, 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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        Observations on the Living Developing Nerve Fiber

      The Anatomical Record No. 5 of The American Journal of Anatomy, Vol. VII, No. 1 June 1. PAMPHLET. Read before the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, New York, May 22, 1907. Garrison and Morton 521. Observations on the living developing nerve fiber. Anat. Rec., 1, 116-18. , 1907. Harrison demonstrated the development of nerve fibres by independent growth from cells outside the organism. Featured in Friedman and Friedland's Medicine's 10 Greatest Discoveries. * Rare. Some splitting heal of spine, stamp front cover, some nicks to edges, else very good. . Very Good. 1907.

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        Small Archive relating to His First Wife and Her Children plus a Photo.; Includes: (1) an undated cabinet card photo of Michelson taken or sold by Bessford, 288 Fifth Avenue, New York City; (2) a small envelope (without letter, but with stamps and cancellation) addressed to Ensign A. A. Michelson, U.S Practice Ship Constellation, New Bedford, Mass.; (3) an Autograph note (and small envelope dated Sept. 25, 1896 to his wife which is signed "Albert;" (4) a printed black-bordered condolence acknowledgement in German from Elizabeth Hertz (wife of Heinrich Hertz) dated 1894, and in an envelope addressed to Albert at the University of Chicago; (5) three letters from Germany dated 1898, 1899, and 1900 written to Mrs. A. G. Heminway in New Rochelle

      Various dates, Various locations - Albert Michelson was the first American scientist to win a Nobel Prize when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1907. The photograph, which shows a vigorous-looking man in early middle age, was probably taken before Michelson won the Nobel Prize (when he was 55). He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1873 and spent two years at sea (which is probably when the first item was sent). He married Margaret Heminway of New Rochelle in 1877 and promptly secured the financial support he needed to carry out his scientific experiments from Margaret's wealthy father. Albert and Margaret had three children (Albert, Truman and Elsa). The 1896 letter to Margaret is a brief, impersonal note sent from Chicago to New Rochelle in which he says he is sending her $250 and that he has told her she can get two gowns. He divorced Margaret in 1898 and remarried the following year. Albert Michelson apparently had little or no contact with Margaret or any of their three children after the divorce. Oddly, his official Nobel biography does not even mention his first wife or the three children from that marriage although it does mention his second wife and the children from that marriage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. FIRST EDITION. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL CLOTH of Churchill stirring account of his African travels. Complete with 61 photographic illustrations and three maps. "In autumn 1907 [Churchill] set out on a tour of east Africa which began as a hunting expedition but turned into a semi-official inquiry into colonial affairs. In Kenya he went big-game hunting and investigated the conditions of African contract workers. In Uganda he visited Christian missions, took tea with Daudi Chewa, the eleven-year-old kabaka of Buganda, and took up with great enthusiasm the project for a dam across the Ripon Falls" (Dictionary of National Biography). "Living more by his pen than his ministerial salary, Churchill contracted to write a series of articles for the Strand Magazine. These were expanded into a book, My African Journey, published in 1908&hellip; My African Journey gives a vivid and sometimes exciting picture of Africa and the author's progress. It is also instructive, as befits Churchill's instincts as an itinerant politician" (Sandys, Chasing Churchill: The Travels of Winston Churchill). London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. Octavo, original pictorial red cloth. Publisher's catalog bound in rear (as issued). Mild fading to spine (less than usual), slight lean to binding, a little foxing to text block edges (text exceptionally clean). A handsome copy with front cover colors particularly strong.

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        Una di quelle signore

      Luigi D'Angelilli Editore, 1907. in 16° - pp.142 - Mezza tela - Rarissimo - Tagli rossi. Conservazione più che buona - Non censito su ICCU al settembre 2013

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        Woman In All Ages And Countries

      Philadelphia: George Barrie and Sons, 1907. Full leather. Ten volumes. Octavo. Woman In All Ages and All Countries, by various authors. The Astral Edition is printed on Japan vellum paper and limited to two hndred and fifty numbered and registered sets of which this is number 12. Illustrations are in two states coloured other copper-tone and with protected descriptive tissue guard. Bound by Barrie in full navy blue morocco, covers double gilt ruled line, spine gilt decorations of crowns and floral motif, all edges gilt, inner covers of tan and green morocco with intericate floral pattern, silk blue doublures. A beautiful set in fine binding. Fine.

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