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        Original watercolour cover art for the Works of Gustave Aimard in 52 volumes

      1907. CONRAD, Georges and Gustave AIMARD. Original cover art for the Works of Gustave Aimard. 51 paintings and 51 novels. Paintings: 35 x 23 cm, mounted on various boards. Books: 8vo., 175 x 110 mm, bound in original wrappers reproducing the accompanying watercolours. Paris: Librairie Artheme Fayard, 1907-1912. |~||~||~||~| A set of 51 original watercolour illustrations for covers of a paperback series depicting travels and travails in the Americas. The paintings, in the original version and reduced printed size, are expressive illustrations of often frightening adventures, juxtaposing nature's grandeur and man's tenacity. The artist Georges Conrad (1874-1936) was a Beaux-Arts illustrator who worked in the publishing and advertising industries, collaborating on covers for novels by Louis Boussenard, Paul d'Ivoi, and René Thévenin for the series Journal des voyages (1904-15); the Modern-Bibliotheque (1904-23) and this series published by Librairie Artheme Fayard; 18 volumes for La Vie d'aventures; and 12 volumes for Toto Fouinard by Jules Lermina, among other projects. The biography of Parisian author Gustave Aimard (1818-1883) reads like that of a hero in one of his novels. His father, François Sébastiani de la Porta (1775-1851), was a general in Napoleon's army; and his mother, Mme. de Faudoas, was not married to his father, but to Anne Jean Marie René de Savary, Duke de Rovigo. Aimard went to sea as a ship's boy around the age of 12 and subsequently witnessed wars and conspiracies in places as far as Turkey, the Caucasus, and South America. After taking part in the Revolution of 1848 in Paris, he traveled to North America in 1854 as part of an unsuccessful armed expedition to Sonora, Mexico. He returned to Paris before 1870, when he fought in the siege of Paris during the Franco-German war. Many of Aimard's adventure stories first appeared serially in newspapers. Some were translated into English and are still in print. Among the most popular of his books were Les Trappeurs de l'Arkansas (1858) and Les Bohèmes de la mer (1865), both present in this collection published by Fayard as part of its Le Livre populaire mass market series (1905-1958). With approximately seventy books to his name, many about Native Americans, Aimard has been compared to prolific German author Karl May. However, unlike his German counterpart, Aimard had visited the places in his novels before writing about them and his stories shed light on real experience in 19th-century America. The popularity of the series shows the widespread European taste for adventure literature set in the New World. Some wrappers cracked and dust-soiled, a few in protective plastic, all nearly unobtainable in original condition as here. The accompanying paintings are mounted on variously sized boards, protected with tissue guards, and numbered on the verso. Many have contemporary notes in pencil for the printer. A complete list of the novels/paintings in this collection available upon request. [See below] E. Spalikowski, "Dans le grenier du Meridien qui est l'atelier de Conrad," in Rouen-Gazette (November 1925). G. Barillier, "Fayard: 65 centimes," in Encrage, nos. 5-8 (1986). P. Mellot, Les Maitres du mystere, de l'aventure, du fantastique et de la science-fiction. F. Ducos, "Georges Conrad," in Le Rocambole, no. 5 (1998), pp. 106-118. "Georges Conrad," in Le Rocambole, no. 8 (1999), pp. 98. "Gustave Aimard," in Le Rocambole, no. 13 (2000). J. Bastaire, "Sur la piste de Gustave Aimard, trappeur quarante-huitard," in Encrage (2003). "Georges Conrad," in Dico Solo (2004), p. 183. 1907 1: Les Trappeurs de l'Arkansas. - 1 Oct., 408 pp. 2: Les Rôdeurs de frontières. - 1 Nov., 362 pp. 3: Les Francs-tireurs. - 1 Dec., 444 pp. 1908 4: Le Cœur loyal. - 1 Jan., 413 pp. 5: La Belle rivière. - 1 Feb., 439 pp. 7: Le Grand chef des Aucas. - 1 April, 538 pp. 8: Le Chercheur de pistes, 1 May, 414 pp. 9: Les Pirates des Prairies. - i June, 380 pp. 10: La Loi de Lynch. - 1 July, 446 pp. 11: La Grande flibuste. - 1 Aug., 380 pp. 12: La Fièvre d'or. - 1 Sept., 318 pp. 13: Curumilla. - 1 Oct., 351 pp. 14: Valentin Guillois. - 1 Nov., 347 pp. 15: Les Bois-Brûlés. - 1 Dec., 507 pp. 1909 16: Balle-Franche, 1 Jan.; 412 pp. 17: L'Éclaireur, 1 Feb., 448 pp. 18: La Forêt vierge. - 1 March, 544 pp. 19: Les Outlaws du Missouri. - 1 April, 350 pp. 20: Les Chasseurs d'abeilles. - 1 May, 317 pp. 21: Le Cœur de pierre. - 1 June, 316 pp. 22: Le Guaranis. - 1 July, 350 pp. 23: Le Montonero. - 1 Aug., 317 pp. 24: Zèno Cabral. - 1 Sept., 317 pp. 25: Cornelio d'Armor. - 1 Oct., 381 pp. 26: Les Coupeurs de routes. - 1 Nov., 317 pp. 27 : Une vengeance de Peau-Rouge [suite du précédent]. - 1 Dec., 350 pp. 1910 28: Les Gambucinos. - 1 Jan., 319 pp. 29: Sacramenta, 1 Feb., 317 pp. 30: La Mas-Horca. - 1 March, 318 pp. 31: Rosas. - 1 April, 320 pp. 32: Les Aventuriers. - 1 May, 351 pp. 33: Les Bohèmes de la mer. 1 June, 318 pp. [Suivi de: Le Tambo de la Guadalupe, p. 247] 34: La Castille d'or. - 1 July, 351 pp. 35: Le Forestier. - 1 Aug., 313 pp. 36: Les Titans de la mer [suite du précédent]. -1 Sept., 349 pp. 37: Les Rois de l'océan. - 1 Oct., 352 pp. 38: Vent-en-Panne [suite du précédent]. - 1 Nov., 319 pp. 39: Ourson Tête-de-Fer, 1 Dec., 318 pp. 1911 40: Le Chasseur de rats, 1 Jan., 317 pp. 41: Le Commandant Delgrès [suite du précédent]. - 1 Feb., 352 pp. 42: La Main-Ferme. - 1 March, 447 pp. 43: L'Eau-qui-court. - 1 April, 382 pp. 44: Les Nuits mexicaines. - 1 May, 415 pp. 45: Les Vaudoux. - 1 June, 317 pp. 46: Le Roi des placères d'or. - 1 July, 348 pp. 47: Le Rancho du Pont-de-Lianes. - 1 Aug., 316 pp. 48: Le Rastreador. - 1 Sept., 320 pp. 49: Le Rastreador : Le Doigt de Dieu. - 1 Oct., 320 pp. 50: Le Trouveur de sentiers, 1 Nov., 319 pp. 51: Les Bisons blancs. - 1 Dec., 318 pp. 1912 52: Cardenio: scènes de la vie mexicaine, 1 Jan., 315 pp.

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        The Works Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion

      London: J. M. Dent and Co. 1907-1909., 1907. First edition with C. E. Brock illustrations. Six volumes, each with twenty four coloured illustrations. Bound in full green calf by Bumpus, raised bands, gilt titles, and gilt boxes to spine, gilt ruled borders to front. All edges gilt. All volumes have a bookplate attached to the flyleaf, light rubbing to the extremities and some fading to the spine. A very handsome set.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      William Heinemann - Doubleday, Page & Co. - First Edition. [1907]. 13 color plates. Bound in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with gold gilt decoration and stamping. Good. Shows edge and corner wear with two closed tears of the cloth at the spine, wear at topmost and bottommost of the spine, hinge ever so slightly pulled at the front free endpaper, foxing of the fore-edges, scattered foxing throughout text, otherwise the 13 color plates are in Very Good to Near Fine condition with only two plates showing very light finger smudges on the outer margins (but never obscuring the plate image), the original boards gilt design remains bright and colorful, and the text and many black and white illustrations remain clean and unmarked. This copy matches all requisite criteria of the First Trade Edition according to the standard Rackham bibliography by Latimore and Haskell. As pictured. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zur Chirurgie des Herzens und des Herzbeutels, in 'Archiv fur Klinische Chirurgie'

      Berlin: Verlag von August Hirshwald 1907, 1907. Pp.904. Original printed wrappers. Prof. Dr. Rehn's treatise appears on pp.723-778. A fine copy, in a folding protective case with gilt-titled orange leather label to spine and gilt crest to upper (some wear to box). This is an account of the first successful suture of the heart and an important paper in the evolution of cardiac surgery. "The Italian surgeons did some bold operating on the heart... the first successful suture was done by L. Rehn at Frankfort on the Main in 1896... Rehn's case was alive when he wrote this paper, over ten years after the operation had been performed" (Garrison, page 596). This copy is from the important Library of future Bond novelist Ian Fleming, a famous 1930's book collector who, under guidance of Percy Muir of London Booksellers Elkin Matthews, sought volumes and papers that changed the course of mankind. They assembled an impressive archive of the theories behind techological and social progress and advancement including eminent works by such authors as Charles Darwin (evolution), Albert Einstein (relativity), Marie Curie (radiation), Alexander Graham Bell (telephony), Heinrich Hertz (radio waves), Michael Faraday and Alexander Volta (electricity), Karl Marx (communism), Orville Wright (aviation), Francis Galton (fingerprinting) and Sigmund Freud (psychiatry). Muir later claimed it was one of the proudest achievements of his life, and at the landmark 'Printing and the Mind of Man' exhibition in July 1963 Fleming's provided 44 scientific books from his library, far exceeding any other private collector and second only to Cambridge University. Much to Muir's chagrin, Fleming insisted each volume be housed in buckram cases of his design, with a coloured morocco label to indicate subject; orange for pure science, green for medicine, etc. Muir disapproved of spending money on anything that wasn't a book. Following Fleming's death and some drawn-out negotiations, his collection was sold in 1970 to the University of Indiana, and is housed at their Lilly Library, along with the ms. to the majority Fleming's James Bond novels. 'A few' of the titles which were acquired by Fleming had been previously sold and are not part of the Lilly holdings- some may have been duplicates, where an upgrade had been sought, or perhaps an inscribed or annotated copy became available. For whatever reason, those copies that have made it into commerce are particularly scarce; I know of just three other titles- Einstein's Theory of Relativity [housed in the Ian Fleming Bibliographical Archive],Fuhlrott's Discovery of Neanderthal Man [sold at Christies, New York, June 2008] and Darwin's Origin of the Species [offered by an ABA member in 2010]. The present book is remarkable in its own right, but of further significance in that it is just one of a few known Fleming-owned scientific texts to surface; this was previously owned by the James Bond historian John Griswald. In 2008, to celebrate the launch of the Definitive Works of Ian Fleming in Limited Edition, some five books from the Fleming Collection were exhibited in London for the first time since the book were acquired by the Lilly Library thirty eight years previously. [SILVER, Joel] Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol.201; Twentieth-Century British Book Collectors (1999), pp.81-8

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      1907. first edition. Remarkably ScarceAlice With Short Hair…[ROBINSON, Charles, illustrator]. CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. With Eight Coloured Plates & One Hundred and Twelve other illustrations by Charles Robinson. London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., [1907]. First Charles Robinson Illustrated Edition. Quarto (8 11/16 x 6 3/4 inches; 221 x 173 mm.). (xii), 180 pp. Color frontispiece and seven full color plates. One hundred and twelve other illustrations, some full page, some tinted.Publishers blue cloth over boards. Front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, pictorial end-papers printed in tan. Bookplate of William and Lesley Jowitt, Budd's Farm on front paste-down. Minimal rubbing to extremities, a few gatherings over-opened but still a near fine copy of this remarkably scarce 'Alice'.In over fifty years of specializing in children's illustrated books this is the first copy that I have ever seen.A notoriously difficult Alice to find in this First edition format. The reprints of this work (issued from 1913 onwards) were issued in a smaller format and the proportions of the images in the text don't have the same effect as the engraved plates because the illustrations were not reduced. This edition is notable for, apart from Charles Robinson"s masterful and beautiful illustrations, being the first Illustrated edition to feature Alice with short hair, possibly as a result of the publication of Lewis Carroll"s now famous photograph of Alice Liddell aged 7, showing her with a bob haircut as opposed to the long flowing locks more commonly portrayed by other artists. This decision by Robinson apparently caused a minor disagreement between him and the Publisher.Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was born into a family of illustrators - his younger brother was William Heath Robinson and his older brother was Thomas Heath Robinson - and rose to become one of the most fashionable book-illustrators of his era. At age twenty-five he illustrated his first full book, A Child's Garden of Verses, with over 100 images. These illustrations for Stevenson's most endearing and popular book bear the influence of the Art Nouveau style, of his brother, W. Heath Robinson, Aubrey Beardsley, and , particularly, Walter Crane.De Freitas, p.85

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        THE LISTENER AND OTHER STORIES

      London: Eveleigh Nash, 1907. First edition. Small ink smudge to half title, else near fine with slightest warp. A nice copy. First edition. 350p. Half title present. Bound in contemporary vellum with silk endpapers, a.e.g., gilt spine titles and dentelles. St. James Guide, p. 59. Rare.

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        [Op. 6 nos. 2-8]. Acht Lieder für eine Singstimme und Klavier... Op. 6 [Nos. 2-8, lacking no. 1]. [Piano-vocal scores]

      Berlin: Verlag Dreililien [PNs 602-08]. [1907, 1912]. 7 volumes. Folio. All on watermarked laid paper of C.G. Röder (with the exception of no. 8). No. 2. Alles. Text by Richard Dehmel (1863-1920). [1] (title), 2-5, [6] (catalogue) pp.No. 3. Mädchenlied. Text by Paul Remer (1867-1943). [1] (title), 2-5, [6] (catalogue) ppNo. 4. Verlassen. Text by Hermann Conradi (1862-1890). 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-7, [8] (catalogue) pp.No. 5. Ghasel. Text by Gottfried Keller (1819-1890). 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-5, [6] (catalogue) pp.No. 6. Am Wegrand. Text by John Henry Mackay (1864-1933). [1] (title), 2-5, [6] (catalogue) pp No. 7. Lockung. Text by Kurt Arm (pseud. Hans Fischer, 1869-1945). 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-5, [6] (catalogue) pp.No. 8. Der Wanderer. Text by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). [1] (title), 2- 7, [8] (catalogue) pp. With the signature of the German soprano Helene Orthmann (fl. 1920s-30s) to title of No. 4, Verlassen.Together with:A later issue of No. 3 with title printed in black only and without catalogue, lacking wrappers, and a later issue of no. 8 with title and catalogue printed in black, catalogue to verso of final leaf listing opp. 1-4 and 6-7, Universal wrappers and imprint and lower wrapper dated XI. [November] 1912. Some wrappers worn and detached. Some signs of wear, soiling and browning; occasional markings and distributor's stamps. . First Edition, first issues of nos. 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 with original publisher's wrappers printed in red; nos. 4 and 5 are later issues, in Universal-Edition wrappers and with their imprint and dating to lower wrappers III. [March] and XI. [November] 1912. Title and publisher's catalogue to verso of last leaves of nos. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 listing Schoenberg's opp. 1-3 printed in red; title of no. 5 printed in black with publisher's catalogue to last page listing Schoenberg's opp. 1-4 and 6-7 also printed in black. Rufer (Engl.) p. 26. Ringer p. 311. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 3-7.

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        [Op. 6 nos. 2-8]. Acht Lieder für eine Singstimme und Klavier... Op. 6 [Nos. 2-8, lacking no. 1]. [Piano-vocal scores]

      Berlin: Verlag Dreililien [PNs 602-08]. [1907, 1912]. 7 volumes. Folio. All on watermarked laid paper of C.G. Röder (with the exception of no. 8). No. 2. Alles. Text by Richard Dehmel (1863-1920). [1] (title), 2-5, [6] (catalogue) pp. No. 3. Mädchenlied. Text by Paul Remer (1867-1943). [1] (title), 2-5, [6] (catalogue) pp No. 4. Verlassen. Text by Hermann Conradi (1862-1890). 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-7, [8] (catalogue) pp. No. 5. Ghasel. Text by Gottfried Keller (1819-1890). 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-5, [6] (catalogue) pp. No. 6. Am Wegrand. Text by John Henry Mackay (1864-1933). [1] (title), 2-5, [6] (catalogue) pp No. 7. Lockung. Text by Kurt Arm (pseud. Hans Fischer, 1869-1945). 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-5, [6] (catalogue) pp. No. 8. Der Wanderer. Text by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). [1] (title), 2- 7, [8] (catalogue) pp. With the signature of the German soprano Helene Orthmann (fl. 1920s-30s) to title of No. 4, Verlassen. Together with: A later issue of No. 3 with title printed in black only and without catalogue, lacking wrappers, and a later issue of no. 8 with title and catalogue printed in black, catalogue to verso of final leaf listing opp. 1-4 and 6-7, Universal wrappers and imprint and lower wrapper dated XI. [November] 1912. Some wrappers worn and detached. Some signs of wear, soiling and browning; occasional markings and distributor's stamps. . First Edition, first issues of nos. 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 with original publisher's wrappers printed in red; nos. 4 and 5 are later issues, in Universal-Edition wrappers and with their imprint and dating to lower wrappers III. [March] and XI. [November] 1912. Title and publisher's catalogue to verso of last leaves of nos. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 listing Schoenberg's opp. 1-3 printed in red; title of no. 5 printed in black with publisher's catalogue to last page listing Schoenberg's opp. 1-4 and 6-7 also printed in black. Rufer (Engl.) p. 26. Ringer p. 311. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 3-7.

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        Livre d'Or de la Sante

      1907. PLATEN, Moritz. Livre d'Or de la Santé. Three Volumes. [4], xii, 912; [6], [2], 913-1788; [2], ii, 842 pp. Profusely illustrated, including 13 lithographic plates with moveable parts. Thick 8vo., 220 x 150 mm, bound in publisher's polychrome bindings, red cloth with multicoloured relief designs. Paris: Bong & Cie, ND [1907]. |~||~||~||~| Second Edition of this French translation of this massive work of medical popularization. The third volume, containing detailed illustrations of the reproductive systems, includes a lockable latch with the key, keeping the graphic content safe from the curious eyes of young children. An exceptionally fine set.

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        Songs of a Sourdough, The Author's Edition ---by Robert W Service ( 1907 1st Edition )(includes: The Shooting of Dan McGrew and The Cremation of Sam McGee )

      Toronto: William Briggs, 1907, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 1907, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued, First Edition, Illustrated By: Text Cover-----------hardcover, green cloth, a solid Very Good copy, light wear and soiling to the green cloth, gilt lettering is still very nice, a tight square copy, small newspaper clipping on page 18 with offset to page 19 (glued in -not loose), old newspaper article laid in loose at pages 46-47 with offset to those pages, ink name on front blank endpaper, name is P L Mason who was likely Percival Lawrence Mason who was a 2nd Lieutenant with the Queen's Own Rifles, 2nd battalion, Mason was born in Toronto (this copy was purchased in the Toronto area), I cannot 100% verify the Mason name but the likelihood is high, as well, there is a pencil date underneath Mason's name, the date is 4th June '07 which was the release date for this book (as per the MITHAM bibliography of Service ), the pencil date could have been written in at any time but the "N" in JUNE is suspiciously similar in style to the "N" in Mason, the pencil date has the "feel" of age so I suspect it was penciled in at the time of purchase (again cannot be 100% stated as fact), this contains: The Law of the Yukon; The Parson's Son; The Spell of the Yukon; The Call of the Wild; The Lone Trail;Grin; The Shooting of Dan McGrew; The Cremation of Sam McGee; My Madonna; Unforgotten; The Reckoning; Quatrains; The Men That Don't Fit In; Music in the Bush; The Rhyme of the Remittance Man; The Low-Down White; The Little Old Log cabin; The Younger Son; The March of the Dead; "Fighting Mac"; The Woman and the Angel; The Rhyme of the Restless Ones; New Year's Eve; Comfort; Premonition; Tramps, -----released on June 4th, 1907 this was essentially a vanity press item as this was funded by Service, the pre-publication sales were so brisk the 500 copy 1st of the Author's Edition was immediately sold out with the 2nd edition appearing in June of '07, the 3rd in July of '07 and the 4th in August of '07, ---a cornerstone for any collection of Canadian literature, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

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        Victoria Falls : an Album

      Philip G. Hunt (printers), Soft cover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Editionoriginal brown wraps with inlaid photograph. undated but believed to be about 1907. the wraps are worn with small edge tears. the spine is torn and frayed, internally the book is clean and complete. a little light foxing affecting the early pages. there are no inscriptions and the binding is good. 78 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Rhodesiana; Inventory No: 93ez.

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        Ischia, Blick auf die Häuser von Casmicciola.

      . Bleistift, auf Velin, links unten betitelt und datiert "ai bagni di casamiciola. Ischia 3ten Septbr. 34". 25,4:36,7 cm.. "[...] von seinen Reisen in Italien existieren ansehnliche Sammlungen von Zeichnungen und Aquarellen, namentlich aus Pompeji (im Besitz der Familie) [...]" (zit. aus: Weizsäcker-Dessoff: Kunst und Künstler in Frankfurt am Main im neunzehnten Jahrhundert, Frankfurt 1907, S. 107). Nach einem Studium von 1821-1825 am Polytechnikum in Karlsruhe ließ sich der als Architekt tätige Peipers in Frankfurt nieder. Studienreisen führten ihn 1826 bis 1836 nach Italien und Frankreich. Er leitete den Bau der Alten Börse in Frankfurt, nach Entwürfen A. Stülers (1800-1865). 1864-1865 und 1872-1873 war Peipers Vorsitzender der Frankfurter Künstlergesellschaft.

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        The Novels and Tales of Henry James. The Works include The Wings of the Dove, What Waisy Knew, The Tragic Muse, The Portrait of a Lady, etc

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907-09., 39. The First Edition of the New York Edition. Complete in 24 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in recent half dark blue morocco with gilt titles and gilt raised bands to spines, blue cloth boards, top edges gilt others untrimmed. Frontispiece to each volume by Alvin Langdon Coburn. 2 unfinished novels, A Sense of the Past and The Ivory Tower, were posthumously published in 1917 to match the set. They are not included here. A superb set.

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        STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1907. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Dulac, Edmund. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe limited edition of the Christmas Gift Book which gained Dulac recognition as an illustrator of the first rank, a master of the fantastic and "a dreamer of extraordinary dreams". Limited to only 350 copies. Fifty magnificent mounted colour plates all at the back of the book. Cream vellum binding, mock-Persian gilt lettering. Green endpapers. 133 pages plus plates. Large format. SIGNED by Illustrator. Copy no. 169. Rear silk tie missing. A little browning and a couple of light marks to covers. 2 tissue guards lightly creased. A couple of tissue guards lightly foxed. 1 Tissue guard has a small chip. All plates are in fine condition. A lovely generally bright clean copy of a superb book. Contained in a purpose built slip case. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]

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        THE SECRET AGENT

      1907. [a handsome copy] A Simple Tale. London: Methuen & Co., (1907). 40 pp ads dated Sept 1907. Original deep red cloth with gilt-decorated spine. First Edition of this tale of espionage sited in Russia. The idea for the story came from an actual 1890s revolutionary attempt to blow up the Observatory at Greenwich. Conrad initially planned this to be a short story (titled "Verloc"); however, as he "got into" it, he lengthened it into a full-blown novel. He then strove to make it a popular novel, one that would provide him with the cash he needed to get out from under pressing debts; however, after an initial flourish, sales dropped off and the book was not reprinted until 1914, after the success of CHANCE reawakened interest in Conrad. ~The initial printing consisted of 2,500 copies, including 500 for the colonies and 500 for Canada. However, the good initial reception of the book prompted the publisher to use the colonial copies for the domestic market instead, replacing the colonial half-title and title with the standard domestic one -- "there is no visible evidence of cancellation and for all practical purposes we must regard these copies as indistinguishable from the regular domestic issue" [Cagle].~This is an attractive, close-to-fine copy (spine very slightly faded but less than usual, a couple of little dents in board edges, a browned patch on the front flyleaf where a clipping must once have been laid in); the original endpapers show no cracking, and there is none of the often-pervasive foxing. In our experience LORD JIM, YOUTH and THE SECRET AGENT are the toughest of Conrad's first published editions to find in collectible condition. Cagle A12a(1); a "Modern Library 100" selection and a "Connolly 100 Key Books of the Modern Movement" selection.

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        The Secret Agent

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1907. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles and decoration to spine gilt. Bookplate. Spine faded, lightly rubbed at extremities, a few small spots to the cloth, contents faintly toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, first issue with the 40 pages of inserted ads at the back. One of Conrad's very best works ?- a stunning novel of detection, espionage and revolution.

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        The Novels and Tales

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1907. [Including Roderick Hudson; The American; The Europeans; Washington Square; The Portrait of a Lady; The Bostonians; What Masie Knew; The Tragic Muse; The Other House; The Awkward Age; The Sacred Fount; The Wings of the Dove; The Ambassadors; The Turn of the Screw; The Golden Bowl.] 24 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in recent full brick morocco, twin black labels, decoration to spines gilt, rules to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Photographic frontispiece to each volume in gravure by Alvin Langdon Coburn, including frontispiece portrait of Henry James in volume I. Occasional light scuff marks to board. Otherwise a beautifully bound set in fine condition. The New York Edition, the first and best collected edition of James's works and a handsomely bound set. Complete as originally published in 24 volumes but without the pendant volumes issued in 1917.

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        John Bull's Other Island and Major Barbara: also How He Lied to Her Husband

      London: Constable and Company, 1907. First English edition. 1 vols. Crown 8vo. Pale green cloth. Covers a little soiled, spine darkened. Inscribed Inscribed on the half-title: "To A.W. Evans / from G. Bernard Shaw."

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        Early Autograph Letter Signed [Sent from Downs School, Malvern, Cornwall]

      W. H. Auden, Undated, [No binding], Book Condition: Fine, First editionA Fine and early Autograph Letter SIGNED AND PLACED BY W. H. AUDEN and sent from W. H. Auden to Richard Heron Ward, refusing Ward's request that Auden contribute a prose article to a book Ward was compiling. On the recto of a mildly toned piece of lined paper (measuring approximately 8 inches by 6 3/8 inches and having one vertical center fold line and one horizontal center fold line - presumably for mailing), Auden has written the word "Necessary" in the upper left corner and has written "Downs School / Cornwall / at Malvern" in the upper right corner, indicating the place at which he wrote the letter. In refusing Ward's request, Auden writes: "Dear Heron Ward, // Many Thanks for your letter. What I feel / about your suggestion is this; - / 1[in a circle] Most of the matter in question comes / under the other heads / 2 [in a circle] One cannot talk about absolutes of that / kind directly because everything [illegible] depends on / context. ["The" struck through] One can only tell parables in / poetry. // If you will let me write a poem I have in / mind for the book I shall be honored and / delighted. But a prose article I feel both beyond / me and undesirable. // Yours ever Wystan Auden [signature underscored]". Richard Heron Ward was an English editor, novelist, non-fiction author, actor, and producer, as well asdirector of the Adelphi Theatre in London and a founder of the Adelphi-Players. Ward also was active in the Peace Pledge Union, BBC Home Service, and Religious Drama Society. One of the greatest authors of the Twentieth Century, W. H. Auden (1907-1973) worked early in his career as an English teacher at The Downs School in Cornwall on the edge of the Malvern Hills, residing and working there from 1932 to 1935. While the letter is undated, it certainly was written during his tenure there, during which period he also wrote a number of his great Poems. His Poem "Schoolchildren" was written by him during a 1937 return visit to the school (after he had completed the term of his teaching contract there). A Fine W. H. AUDEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED WRITTEN EARLY IN HIS CAREER TO ANOTHER MAN OF LETTERS AND HAVING INTERESTING CONTENT. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        Le Volcan d'or

      Edition adorned with 78 illustrations by George Roux, 12 chromotypography engravings and 2 colored maps. Cardboard publisher Hetzel "the range and the elephant" in full red calico signed A. Lenègre first polychrome dish Engel signed with the title in a black and gold range, several frames in black and gold, a head Goldenrod top left elephant, three small illustrations and various navigational instruments and gold exploration, all framed in green foliage, second flat type "i" as indicated by Jauzac back decorated with several illustrations color and gold, pages backgrounds blue guard, all gilt edges. Back uniformly irradiated, some small stains on the back cover caps and corners slightly rubbed. Few tiny foxing on first and last pages as often. Hetzel Paris 1907 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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        THE SECRET AGENT

      1907 - A Simple Tale. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1907. Original light blue-grey cloth decorated in orange, white and black. First American Edition of Conrad's great novel of espionage (filmed by Alfred Hitchcock as "Sabotage"). The American edition has over a hundred variations in text from the English edition, since Methuen sent early uncorrected proofs to Harper as copytext. Harper printed 4,000 copies of the book, but initially sold only about two-thirds of them. Most of the others did not sell until after 1914 (when CHANCE reawakened interest in Conrad); these later copies have "Printed in the U. S. of America" inkstamped onto the title verso (not present in this copy). This American edition also has one of the most unusual bindings among his works -- portraying Atropos about to cut the thread of life.~This is a fine, clean copy (just a touch of rubbing at the extremities, with light foxing on the page edges). We find this to be the very toughest American edition of Conrad to find in truly collectible condition -- due to the fact that it is typically found with its spine so dull as to be illegible. Although orange-on-grey does not stand out anyway, on this copy the spine lettering is eminently readable. Cagle A12b; Connolly Modern Movement #15. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Dro am Gardasee" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca. 42x47cm; unten rechts signiert und betitelt; um 1930

      . Otto Pippel begann sein Kunststudium an der Akademie in Karlsruhe bei Bergmann in der Akt- und bei Fehr in der Tierklasse. Von 1907 bis 1908 studierte er an der Dresdener Akademie bei dem vom Impressionismus beeinflußten Gotthard Kuehl. 1909 übersiedelte er nach Planegg bei München. Auf einer Frankreichreise im selben Jahr inspirierte ihn das Studium der französischen Impressionisten zu einer Malerei des Lichtes und der Farben, zur spontanen Wiedergabe des vorübergehenden Eindrucks. Pippel wurde 1915 Mitglied der Luitpoldgruppe in München und erste Kontakte zum einflussreichen Kunsthändler Hofrat Brakl brachte Pippel in den darauffolgenden Jahren den Durchbruch als einer der bedeutendsten süddeutschen Impressionisten. Bis zu seinem Tod am 17. Mai 1960 lebte und arbeitete er in Planegg. In München und Oberbayern fand er seine heute von Sammlern besonders begehrten Motive, deren Facetten er im Licht unterschiedlicher Jahres- und Tageszeiten zur Geltung zu bringen vermochte. Einen großen Teil seines Oeuvres nehmen großformatige, oberbayerische Voralpenlandschaften und Gebirgspanoramen ein..

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        John Bull's Other Island and Major Barbara: also How He Lied to Her Husband

      Constable and Company, London 1907 - Inscribed Inscribed on the half-title: "To A.W. Evans / from G. Bernard Shaw." Pale green cloth. Covers a little soiled, spine darkened [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A History of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club St Andrews from 1754 - 1900

      London: William Blackwood & Sons. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and marked. Some foxing within and occasional page edge wear. One plate, and frontis missing. Ex-lib. 1907. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover with gilt titles and black illustration. 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). xi; 306pp. 41 plates, 9 in colour. .

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        "Der Sass Rigais" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca. 82x93cm; unten links signiertt; um 1920

      . [Das ausdrucksstarke Gemälde mit kräftigem Farbauftrag und leuchtender Farbigkeit. Tiroler Land wie bist du schön oder Neudeutsch: winterwonderland.] Otto Pippel begann sein Kunststudium an der Akademie in Karlsruhe bei Bergmann in der Akt- und bei Fehr in der Tierklasse. Von 1907 bis 1908 studierte er an der Dresdener Akademie bei dem vom Impressionismus beeinflußten Gotthard Kuehl. 1909 übersiedelte er nach Planegg bei München. Auf einer Frankreichreise im selben Jahr inspirierte ihn das Studium der französischen Impressionisten zu einer Malerei des Lichtes und der Farben, zur spontanen Wiedergabe des vorübergehenden Eindrucks. Pippel wurde 1915 Mitglied der Luitpoldgruppe in München und erste Kontakte zum einflussreichen Kunsthändler Hofrat Brakl brachte Pippel in den darauffolgenden Jahren den Durchbruch als einer der bedeutendsten süddeutschen Impressionisten. Bis zu seinem Tod am 17. Mai 1960 lebte und arbeitete er in Planegg. In München und Oberbayern fand er seine heute von Sammlern besonders begehrten Motive, deren Facetten er im Licht unterschiedlicher Jahres- und Tageszeiten zur Geltung zu bringen vermochte. Einen großen Teil seines Oeuvres nehmen großformatige, oberbayerische Voralpenlandschaften und Gebirgspanoramen ein..

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        Tiroler Bauernmädchen (II). 1907.

      1907 1907 - Farbholzschnitt in 12 Farbtönen, auf Japan, links unten im Stock monogrammiert „CM" sowie handschriftlich bezeichnet, signiert und datiert „Tiroler Bauernmädchen / Original-Farbholzschnitt (CM)oser / 07. No. 28". 29,8:24,8 cm. Literatur: Kirschl HS 81 a, hier ist ein „1915" datierter und mit „No. 21" bezeichneter Abdruck als „einziger derzeit bekannter Abzug" genannt. Von größter Seltenheit! Nach dem väterlichen Willen besuchte Moser 1891-1893 die Handelsakademie in Dresden und arbeitete bis 1896 im elterlichen Geschäft in Bozen. Nebenbei war er bereits künstlerisch tätig und wurde von F. von Defregger (1835-1921) zum Kunststudium ermuntert. 1896-1901 studierte er an der Akademie in München bei G. von Hackl (1843-1926), K. Raupp (1837-1918) und L. Herterich (1856-1932). Nach Abschluß seines Studiums führten ihn Reisen nach Deutschland, Italien, Korsika und Frankreich. 1901 schrieb er sich an der Académie Julian in Paris ein. Die Sommermonate verbrachte er in der Bretagne und der Normandie. Über den Wiener Maler M. Kurzweil (1867-1916) lernte Moser die japanische Holzschnitttechnik kennen, mit der er sich von nun an intensiv beschäftige und die er bis zur Perfektion entwickelte. 1907 kehrte Moser nach Bozen zurück. In den folgenden Jahren erhielt er Stipendien und nahm an zahlreichen Ausstellungen teil. 1915 wurde er als Leutnant in den Kriegsdienst eingezogen. Nach Kriegsende beteiligte er sich an der von A. Egger-Lienz (1868-1925) initiierten Ausstellung „Tiroler Künstler" in Zürich. In den zwanziger Jahren stellte sich für den Künstler der kommerzielle Erfolg ein. Seine Farbholzschnitte waren jetzt nicht nur in seiner Heimat gefragt, sondern auch im gesamten deutschen Raum.

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        Dessins für die Wand. (Cover title: Serie A. Grohmann Maler in Dresden. Dessins fur Die Wand 52 Farbige Tafeln)

      Leipzig.: Gilbers'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Eugen Twietmeyer).. No date. Ca. 1907.. Complete with 52 color lithographic plates, loose in decorative paper-covered board portfolio, 15 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. An extremely scarce title; however compromised by fire damage to covers and the extremities of a number of plates although not impacting the images themselves. Plates IV, VI, XXX and XXXII are the most severely affected (see images); on the other extreme many plates are scarcely affected. Most damage could be termed singeing to a page border. Short repaired tears to lower corner of two plates. The images themselves are clean and there is no odor. A portfolio of beautifully executed Art Nouveau patterns for wall decor by Paul Grohmann, the colors exceptionally rich and the designs striking. Many of the panels hint at the Deco stylistics emerging in upcoming decades. Exceptionally fine color lithography evident in every plate. 42 plates feature a single image while 10 feature two images. .

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        To See With Others' Eyes

      Cairo: Government Press, 1907. 50pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover, recto of flyleaf prints in orange the text of Shylock's speech ('Hath not a Jew eyes?...") from Act III of The Merchant of Venice. Covers slightly rubbed. Author Identified A plea for tolerance for the Egyptians from this enlightened British diplomat Although only the author's initials appear on the title-page, he has signed the verso of the flyleaf "A. Mitchell Innes". Alfred Mitchelll Innes (1864-1950) was also the author of two essays on the theory of money ("The credit theory of money", and "The social origins of money: the case of Egypt") which have been recently collected in CREDIT AND STATE THEORIES OF MONEY: THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF A. MITCHELL INNES, edited by L. Randall Wray (Cheltenham, UK, 2004); and LOVE AND THE LAW: A STUDY OF ORIENTAL JUSTICE (London, 1913).

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        Die Opale. Blätter für Kunst & Litteratur. Herausgegeben von Franz Blei. 2 Halbbände (in 2 Bänden= so komplett). [Erstausgabe].

      Leipzig, Julius Zeitler, 1907.. 4°. 25 cm. 216 und 216 Seiten, 3 Blatt. Halbpergamentbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf roten Lederschildchen.. Erste Ausgabe. WG² 34. In 890 Exemplaren für Subscribenten gedruckt auf Englisch Velin und Verlegt von Julius Zeitler. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Holzschnitten, 2 Originalholzschnitte von G. Laboureur und E. R. Weiss. Beiträge von Robert Walser, Max Brod, Carl Einstein, Oskar A. H. Schmitz u. a. Schnitt stockfleckig. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel. Part I Biographical Sketches Illustrated. Part II Check-list of the Works of the Earlier Engravers. [&] American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel. Biographical Sketches and Check Lists of Engravings A Supplement to David McNeely Stauffer’s American Engravers. [&] An Artist Index to Stauffer’s “American Engravers”. [Together, 4 volumes]. Rare assemblage of the 3 limited editions & the first appearance of the original index.

      New York: Grolier Club, 1907 - First edition, one of an edition limited to 350 copies of a total edition of 353 copies, 2vols, 8vo (9¾ x 6½), pp. xxxi, (1), (1-2), 3-391, (1); x, (1-2), 3-566, illustrations, limitation sheets, half-titles. [&] Philadelphia: [for Mantle Fielding at the Wickersham Press], 1917. First edition, #199 of an edition limited to 220 copies printed for the subscribers signed by Mantle Fielding, 8vo (9¾ x 6½), pp. (4), ix-xi, (4), (1-2), 3-365, (1), 3 plates. [&] [Philadelphia]: American Antiquarian Society, Oct., 1920. First appearance, excised pp. 295-341, (1), 8vo (9¾ x 6½). Original buckram backed printed boards, black leather gilt lettering pieces [&] buckram backed original plain boards, black leather gilt lettering pieces [&] full buckram with printed paper lettering pieces. Very good clean set with the first two vols (Grolier Club) re-cased in their original backs & boards, the third (Mantle Fielding) re-backed in an attempted near match & the last (Gage) bound in a near matching full buckram. Inner paper hinges of the first three repaired and new free endpapers for the first two. Sheets & plates clean, unmarked, complete. A rarely offered complete assemblage of all four parts of a primary reference work for American engravers. H6214 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three Autographed Pieces of Memorabilia

      New York, 1907. unbound. A scrapbook page of Peary memorabilia, including 3 items, starting with his handwritten comments written over a reproduction of a photo of an Eskimo in his kayak (to be used as an illustration in Peary's book called "Children of the Arctic"), in full: "This can go in the chapter which speaks of being at Etah after getting out of the ice in Payer Harbor in the spring of 1901 or as a tailpiece where there is space." The other two items are a clipped signature and a partially printed application card for the Men's Association of the Brick Church, filled out and signed in pencil in Peary's hand. All three items are pasted to 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, no place, 1907. Three punch holes in the left margin; small patch of imprinted text on the left side; closed tear on the right side. Accompanied by a clipped section of a letter signed by Peary's publisher, Frederick A. Stokes: "I enclose, also, a rather interesting leaf of proof showing one of the illustrations of 'Children of the Arctic' with MS. comments by Peary." Very good(-) condition.

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        Chamber Music

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1907. First edition. [40] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Publisher's green cloth, title stamped in gilt on cover and spine. Nearly undetectable wear to tail and one corner, else fine. One of only 509 copies of Joyce's first book. A fine copy in the third binding variant (thin wove transparent end-papers and signature C poorly centered).

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        Sidelights on Chinese life / by Rev. J. Macgowan . With twelve illustrations in colour by Montague Smyth and thirty-four other illustrations

      London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Limited 1907 - Physical description; viii, 367, [1] p., plates : ill. (part col.) ; 26 cm. Notes; The plates have protective guards. Contents. -The Chinaman. -Family life. -Child life. -Religious forces in China. -Servants. -The adaptability and tenacity of purpose of the Chinese. -Amusements. -The farmer. -A ramble through a Chinese city. -Hades, or the land of shadows. -A chapter on some of the more shady professions in Chinese life. -Schools, school-masters, and school-books. -The mandarin. -Peddler life in China. -The seamy side of Chinese life. -A trip through the country. Subjects; National characteristics, Chinese. China - Social life and customs. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, decorated cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 367 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketch of a witch, study for Ingoldsby Legends

      1907. Pen and black ink and pencil on paper. 9 x 6 in. Matted. A Rackham Witch Preliminary sketch of a witch for the second Rackham-illustrated edition of The Ingoldsby Legends (1907).

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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 × 116 mm). Bound in near contemporary red half calf, red cloth sides, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispieces, decorative title page and 22 colour plates in each volume. Bookplate to front pastedown of each volume, some occasional light foxing, spines a little rubbed and marked, an excellent 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.

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        To See With Others' Eyes

      Government Press, Cairo 1907 - Author Identified A plea for tolerance for the Egyptians from this enlightened British diplomat Although only the author's initials appear on the title-page, he has signed the verso of the flyleaf "A. Mitchell Innes". Alfred Mitchelll Innes (1864-1950) was also the author of two essays on the theory of money ("The credit theory of money", and "The social origins of money: the case of Egypt") which have been recently collected in CREDIT AND STATE THEORIES OF MONEY: THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF A. MITCHELL INNES, edited by L. Randall Wray (Cheltenham, UK, 2004); and LOVE AND THE LAW: A STUDY OF ORIENTAL JUSTICE (London, 1913). Original cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover, recto of flyleaf prints in orange the text of Shylock's speech ('Hath not a Jew eyes??") from Act III of The Merchant of Venice. Covers slightly rubbed [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Dichter, Maler und Zeichner (1832-1908): Eigenh. Notiz: "ablehnend beantwortet 23/8.",

      [Mechtshausen], 1907 - Auf dem masch. Brief mit eigenh. Gruß, Titel u. U. des Präsidenten der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft: "in vorzüglicher Hochachtung / Johann Albrecht / Herzog z[u] Mecklenburg.". Wiligrad, 22.VIII.1907. 4° 2 S. 1887 entstand aus einer Verschmelzung des 1882 gegründeten "Deutsche Kolonialverein" mit der 1884 gegründeten "Gesellschaft für deutsche Kolonisation" die "Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft". Sie zählte über 39.000 Mitglieder und warb im Dienste des Vaterlandes für die Notwendigkeit deutscher Kolonien. Ihr Präsident war seit 15. Januar 1895 Herzog Johann Albrecht zu Mecklenburg (1857-1920), der erst kurz vor seinem Brief an W. Busch auch noch Regent des Herzogtums Braunschweig geworden war. Er bittet in unserem Brief Wilhelm Busch, bei der Herausgabe von "Bilderbogen kolonialen Inhalts" mitzuarbeiten und damit "einer großen Anzahl deutscher Patrioten warme Freude" zu bereiten. - Diese Bögen sollen in Massenauflage gedruckt und durch die deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft zu Werbezwecken verbreitet werden, um "weitesten Schichten unseres Volkes einen machtvollen Anreiz zu geben, sich mit den kolonialen und Ueberseefragen zu beschäftigen." - "Dem Unternehmen wäre nun der von uns gewünschte Erfolg von vornherein gesichert, wenn der allgemein verehrte Altmeister deutschen humoristischen Schaffens sich entschliessen könnte, Zeichnung und Dichtung für vier solcher Bilderbogen zu verfassen. Ich weiss wohl, dass ich mit meiner Bitte [ ] eine sehr grosse Zumutung an Sie stelle. Jedoch hoffe ich, dass Ihre grosse Schaffensfreudigkeit und Ihr erprobten Patriotismus Sie bewegen werden, mir keinen abschlägigen Bescheid zu geben." - // - Auf S. 1 hat Wilhelm Busch mit Bleistift notiert: "ablehnend beantwortet 23./8." - // - Gerade die Kürze dieser Notiz zeigt die Verärgerung von Busch über die Zumutung, sich als Zugpferd für Kolonialismus und, wie wir heute sagen würden Imperialismus und Rassismus, einspannen zu lassen. - Sehr schön augenfällig wird durch den Vergleich der Notiz von Busch in seiner bescheidenen und doch klaren Schrift mit der angeberischen Handschrift des Herzogs, welche Welten hier aufeinandergeprallt sind. (Abb.) - Noch unveröffentlicht (nicht bei Bohne). Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1650 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Erinnerungen. Übersetzt und eingeleitet von Heinrich Conrad. 15 Bände ( so vollständig mit den 3 Nachtragsbänden )

      Georg Müller, München, Leipzig 1907 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1907 - 1913: Der erste Band mit Nummer 227 nummeriert von einer ca. 900 Exemplare umfassenden nur für Subskribenten hergestellten Auflage ) Mit zusammen über 7200 Seiten und 131 montierten Abbildugnen auf Tafeln. Jeweils in goldgeprägtem Original-Halbpergament mit Kopffarbschnitt, 8° ( 19,5 x 14 cm ). Die ersten 12 Bände enthalten die eigentlichen Erinnerungen Casanovas, Bd. 13: Casanoviana. Nachträge zu Giacomo Casanovas Erinnerungen. - Bd 14: Frauenbriefe an Casanova. Zum ersten Mal aus dem Duxer Archiv hrsg. von Adlo Rava und Gustav Gugitz. - Bd 15: Giac[omo] Casanovas Briefwechsel. Gesammelt und erläutert von Aldo Rava und Gustav Gugitz. Einbände teils gering fleckig, teils etwas berieben, die goldgeprägten Halbpergamentrücken etwas angestaubt, Ecken und Kanten teils gering bestoßen, Band VI mit Einriß am oberen Kapital, bei diesem Band auch das untere Kapital leicht beschädigt. Innen von guter Erhaltung. Insgesamt recht gut erhaltene und vollständige Reihe. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 9500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: William Heinemann, & New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1907 - First trade edition. Original green gilt pictorial cloth with Gryphon and Mock-Turtle to front board. Signed by Rackham with an original pen and ink drawing of a winged Gryphon and dated 23.3.08 on the half-title page. A very good copy with some rubbing and light wear to the extremities. The deluxe limited issue of Rackham's "Alice" was not signed by Rackham because he was traveling at the time of the book's publication. Housed in a gilt-decorated custom brown half-morocco fleece-lined folding box. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote the nonsensical "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll for one of his favorite child friends, Alice Liddell, who was also a frequent subject of Dodgson's portrait photography. Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was a prolific British artist and illustrator, best known for his deluxe editions of popular children's books. Artistically inclined since childhood, Rackham started out illustrating for newspapers, but it was not until he began drawing for children's literature that he received critical acclaim. In response to his burgeoning fame, Rackham's publisher, William Heinemann, began producing deluxe and trade editions of his illustrated works, the first being Rip Van Winkle in 1905. Deluxe editions were produced in a limited edition of numbered copies (ranging in quantity from 250 - 2,020), bound in vellum bindings, printed on handmade paper, and signed by the illustrator. The trade editions were published concurrently in simple bindings, on thinner paper, and with fewer color plates. This publication strategy benefited both publisher and artist; Rackham produced about one book per year and would have an annual gallery exhibition showing his original artwork for his latest book. The recipient of multiple awards for illustrations, Rackham was a diverse artist with a talent for both the fantastical and the intricacies of human nature, as demonstrated in his famous illustrations for Peter Pan. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      Cassell and Company, Limited. London. 1907. FIRST CHARLES ROBINSON EDITION. Large 8vo. (8.9 x 7 inches). 8 full colour plates and 112 line drawings, many within the text and a few printed in red and black. Illustrated endpapers printed in mustard brown on beige paper. Publishers blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front board and spine. Top edge gilt. There is some minor foxing to the first and last few pages and previous owners (The M. P William Jowitt and his wife Lesley) hand coloured bookplate to the front paste down endpaper. The edges of the boards are a little bumped but the gilt is still very bright and overall this is a very good copy of this scarce edition of Alice. ------ A notoriously difficult Alice to find in this First edition format. The reprints of this work (issued from 1913 onwards) were issued in a smaller format and the proportions of the images in the text doesn't have the same effect as the engraved plates for the illustrations were not reduced. This edition is notable for, apart from Charles Robinson's masterful and beautiful illustrations, being the first Illustrated edition to feature Alice with short hair, possibly as a result of the publication of Lewis Carroll's now famous photograph of Alice Liddell aged 7, showing her with a bob haircut as opposed to the long flowing locks more commonly portrayed by other artists. This decision by Robinson apparently caused a minor disagreement between him and the Publisher.

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        National demonstration in favour of land & housing reform held in London, on April 20th, 1907 Report of speeches by Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman Earl Carrington Winston Churchill

      London: Liberal Publication Department, 1907. First edition. 20 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Printed wrappers, in clamshell box with bookplate. Near fine.

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        Lord Randolph Churchill, inscribed by Churchill to Brigadier-General Simon Fraser

      London: Macmillan and Company Limited, 1907. Second Edition. Hardcover. This is Churchill's first biographic work, concentrating heavily on his father's career in Parliament after 1880. The British first edition was published in two volumes in 1906. In 1907, the publisher issued an unabridged, one-volume edition (printed on thinner paper). The binding closely resembles that of the first edition of just a year earlier; the binding cloth and shelf appearance are the same except for the absence of the gilt title and coat of arms on the front cover of the one-volume edition. This particular copy bears a noteworthy five-line inscription in black ink on the half title reading: "To | Simon Fraser | from | Winston S. Churchill | 1908-1922". Brigadier-General Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Lord Lovat and 3rd Baron Lovat KT, GCVO, KCMG, CB, DSO (1871-1933), was a prominent Scottish Roman Catholic aristocrat, soldier, politician, and one of the largest landowners in Britain. Lord Lovat served with distinction in both the Boer War and the First World War, where he commanded the Highland Mounted Brigade at Gallipoli. He would later serve with Churchill in the Conservative administration of Stanley Baldwin as Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs from 1926 to 1927. Churchill's inscription is an epitaph for his stormy, 15-year tenure as M.P. for the Scottish industrial constituency of Dundee. In 1908, Churchill - still in his mid thirties - was promoted to the Cabinet. At the time, an old rule required that newly appointed Cabinet Ministers had to seek re-election by their constituencies. Unfortunately for Winston, the by-election became a test of confidence in the Liberal government. Forced to defend the Government's policy of the past two years, targeted by vengeful Conservatives, and hounded on the hustings by Suffragettes, Churchill lost his seat. Literally within minutes of his defeat, Churchill received a telegram from Dundee Liberals inviting him to become their candidate. When he did accept the invitation - 72 hours later to the chagrin and consternation of local pride - Churchill wrote to his mother: "It is a life seat and cheap and easy beyond all experience". This was not to be the case. At the time, Churchill was a young lion of the Liberal Party, vexing the British establishment and helping lay the foundations of the modern welfare state. In 1904, he had quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class - doubtless endearing him to the people of Dundee. Nonetheless, the gap between him and his constituents was acute. Dundee was a predominantly working class constituency - "a dark mass of dirty grey sandstone tenements, punctuated by high chimney stacks and church spires", heavily reliant on the volatile textile trade. In 1922, Churchill lost his seat in a 6-way contest, in which he placed 4th. His party was likewise slaughtered at the polls, winning only 62 seats and becoming insignificant. At the time, the loss seemed like Churchill's political denouement. However, two years later, after losing two by-elections, he won his way back to the House of Commons as an independent. When Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin brought him into his Cabinet as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Churchill turned full circle, becoming once more a Tory, which he would remain for the remaining 40+ years of his long political life. The inscription is distinct and unfaded, though the ink has bled slightly onto the facing blank endpaper. The book itself is in nearly very good condition, retaining the original, unrestored binding in dark red cloth with gilt top edge. The binding is tight and square with a modestly sunned spine, darkened spine gilt, and minor wear at extremities. The contents are clean and bright with no spotting and no markings other than the author's inscription. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A17.4, Woods/ICS A8(b), Langworth p.74

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