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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]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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).

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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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        Der Wanderer. Zweite Auflage.

      Berlin, Julius Bard, 1907. Format: 8°.. 219, [5] S.. Mit handkolorierter Holzschnitt-Titelvignette, Titel in Schwarz und Orange gedruckt.. Flexibler OPergamentband mit spanischen Kanten, goldgeprägtem RTitel und Kopfgoldschnitt sowie weißem Seidenlesezeichenband. .. Zweite Auflage. Erste Ausgabe. Rarissimum der Modernen Literatur und Buchkunst*** Eines von 4 Exemplaren der Luxusausgabe auf Zanders-Bütten in Pergament mit dem vom Verfasser selbst handkolorierten Titelholzschnitt und dessen Signatur (Gesamtauflage: 500). Erste Ausgabe dieser erweiterten Zusammenstellung mit vielen seit 1900 entstandenen Gedichten in Erstdruck, zweite Ausgabe der im Jahre 1900 erschienenen Sammlung, die den vielfach begabten Buchgestalter, Typographen, Schriftsteller, Maler und Illustrator Emil Rudolf Weiß (1875-1942) als einen innigen, tiefempfindenden Dichter vorstellt. Weiß war der Mann der Rene Sintenis, seiner Schülerin, die er 1917 heiraten sollte. Zu Unrecht steht sein Werk oft in ihrem Schatten. Das vorliegende Buch bildet eine Synthese seines Schaffens, die Gedichte finden einen Kongenialen Rahmen in der herrlichen Buchgestaltung: feinste Typographie auf edlen, unbeschnittenen Bütten, geziert mit einer handkolorierten Vignette, gebunden in einen meisterhaften Pergamentband. "Dies ist die zweite Ausgabe des Gedichtbuchs Der Wanderer. Die erste erschien an Weihnachten 1900 als Privatdruck dees Verfassers und blieb ausserhalb der Freunde unbekannt Diese zweite Ausgabe ist um die Abteilung VII vermehrt, enthaltend Gedichte aus den letzten 7 Jahren. Dagegen sind aus den 6 Abteilungen der ersten Fassung des Wanderers etwa ebenso viele Gedichte ausgeschieden. Titelschrift, Titelholzschnitt und Einband vom Verfasser. Das Buch wurde gedruckt in der Haarlemtype bei Imbert & Lefson in Berlin im Auftrag des Verlegers Julius Bard in Berlin im Jahre 1907 in den Monaten Oktober bis Dezember in einer Auflage von 500 Exemplaren. Es wurden ausserdem 20 Exemplare auf Bütten gedruckt. Die gewöhnliche Ausgabe ist als Pappband aus handgefertigtem Kleisterpapier von Lüdertitz & Bauer in Berlin gebunden. Die Liebhaberausgabe hat den Holzschnitt des Innentitels in Handkolorit und ist in einen Pergamentband mit besonderer Rückenzeichnung gebunden. Der Verfasser hat in 4 Büttenexemplaren den Holzschnitt des Titels selbst koloriert und diese 4 Exemplare signiert. Diese sind nur vom Verleger direkt zu beziehen" (DV). Wohlerhaltenes, nahezu tadelos schönes Exemplar. Der Vortitel trägt den eigenhändigen Vermerk von Emil Rudolf Weiß mit Bleistift: "No. 2 der vier von mir kolorierten Exemplare. E. R. Weiß". Hinten ein weiterer eigenhändiger Auflagenvermerk. Schauer II, 5. Oschilewski 14, 9. Vgl. Kosch XXIX, 658.

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        A Record of a Trip through Canada's Wilderness to Lake Chibogamoo and to the Great Lake Mistassini in the Summer of 1906

      New York: Privately Printed [by Carroll J. Post, Jr.], 1907. First edition. Illustrated with numerous photographs, printed map. Large folding map in pocket at end. 61, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth and boards, titled on upper board. Some speckling to lower board. Fine copy, inscribed by the author in ink on the first blank. Bookplate of the recipient, William D. Curtis, proprietor of the Curtis Hotel in Lenox, Mass. Inscribed "To Mr. W. D. Curtis, with kind regards and compliments from the author, Lenox, Dec. 8 1908".

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        Karten zur Geschichte des Ostasiatischen Eisenbahnbataillons.

      S.l. [Berlin] ; s.a. [1907].. 23 von 24 Karten (Karte 1 nur in Kopie), Kartenzumeist zweimal gefaltet, in Original-Karton-Kartentasche mit Kordelschleife, die Kartentasche mit deutlichen Läsuren, die Karten selbst von sehr schöner Erhaltung, lediglich eine Karte mit Einriss am Falz..

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        Te Tohunga. Alte Sagen aus Maoriland. In Bild und Wort.

      Janssen, Hamburg 1907 - ( Nummeriertes Exemplar der Vorzugsausgabe: Hier die Nr. 51 ) 5 n.n. Blätter, 119 Seiten mit sehr zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Illustrationen Dittmers, teils auf Tafeln, 2 n.n. Blätter. Farbig illustrierter Original-Wildleder-Einband mit umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 4° ( 31 x 24,5 cm ). Vorn mit eingedrucktem Exlibris und dem handschriftlichen Namenszug *Richard May 1907* ( möglicherweise von Dittmer geschrieben ). Einband gering fleckig, Ecken und Kanten gering bestoßen. Innen Bindung etwas gelockert, wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder gering stockfleckig, letzte Seiten zum Falz hin gering beschädigt. Insgesamt guter, dekorativer Zustand. - in der hier vorliegenden Vorzugsausgabe sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Photo Album - Construction Views of the Panama Canal - Portobelo Heydey

      Panama, 1907. Portobelo in Colón, 1907. Twenty (20) rare photographs taken by an American labourer employed by the Isthmian Canal Commission (ICC) in the construction of the Panama Canal, illustrates the foundational efforts of the project, and features a rare view of the Tivoli Hotel just after its completion. Sepia and gelatin silver print photographs mounted with corners, captioned in manuscript to verso, with exception of only one image which is loosely placed within. Contained in a string-tied oblong 8vo. brown cloth album made in Great Britain, measuring approximately 28 x 19 cm, re-purposed for this worker's collection of views. With only slight variations, photographs measuring approximately 17 x 10 cm. Occasional age-toning and unobtrusive chips to extremities of photographs, otherwise in Very Good Condition, a rare collection of views. Outstanding ingenuity and steadfast collaboration - the first stages of the monumental American undertaking for the Panama Canal is chronicled firsthand in photographs taken by a young American labourer. His captions (verso of photographs) elucidate details of the life and work in Portobelo, a quaint town which benefited economically during this period. While some buildings were erected, this young man was directly involved in the first steps of construction - making of the cart tracks for excavation and removal of dirt from the Culebra Cut, and transport thousands of workers like himself to and fro on the expansive site. He further includes views of the boiler house and salt water pumping station, the dam at Porto Bello, pipelines going up the mountainside, sheltered work stations and machinery, as well as the screened residences built to protect workers from malaria carrying mosquitoes. The Tivoli Hotel is photographed in its year of opening, 1907, before any significant landscaping has been done. By 1908 a walking path flanked with small palm trees would replace the construction rubble seen in the foreground of this view. The first two views are taken from the Porto Bello Quarry, a government owned plant which supplied the crushed stone for the concrete work at Gatun. The amount of stone quarried and crushed in the fiscal year of 1910 was 549,678 cubic yards, at an average cost of $2.6283 per cubic yard including plant charges and division expenses. Virtually a self-sustaining community, a fishing party is photographed in local made dug out canoes on the Rio Gatun. In another photograph a group of men illustrate a prize wild cat hide (ocelot)from a successful jungle hunt. A group photograph taken in the work zone shows one man in a semi-casual suit who bears resemblance to Ernest Hallen, the official photographer of the Panama Canal for thirty years, having been hired by the ICC in 1907. The ICC Canal worker who compiled the album is not identified but a colleague, John Henry Gebhardt of Wisconsin, is shown walking along the track. Born in Germany 1874, at age 33 Gebhardt married a young lady from Iowa the same year moved with her to Porto Bello to work on the canal. There they had one daughter in September 1908. The size and location of the "Gebhardt House" as well as his office-like attire, suggest that he held an administrative role. By February 1912 (possibly earlier) the couple had settled in Iowa and subsequently had four more children. Two photographs also show ruins of the early Spanish colonial fort "Santiago de la Gloria" which guarded the entrance to Portobello city in the sixteenth century, and the colonial Spanish stone church. In a somewhat macabre snapshot, three men pose in the Portobelo cemetery with human skulls at hand. Associated with the fortress, the enclosure was historically used as a slave pen. Finally, two photographs show the indigenous population; and two illustrate the immense vegetation. Endorsed and actively promoted by President Theodore Roosevelt, the American contribution to the Panama Canal project lasted ten years, seeing its completion on August 15, 1914. Portobelo is a port city in Colón Province, Panama, established during the Spanish colonial period. Located on the northern part of the Isthmus of Panama, it has a deep natural harbor and was used as a center for silver exporting before the mid-eighteenth century and destruction in the War of Jenkins' Ear. It was gradually rebuilt and became an important center during construction of the Panama in the late nineteenth century and into the twentieth century, for that time reviving its economy. "The Hotel Tivoli was built for the threefold purpose of furnishing quarters to employees who had arrived on the Isthmus and had no quarters assigned to them, for the use of persons whose business with the canal administration forced them to come to the isthmus, and the recreation of employees, whose chief dissipation is a trip to the city about once a fortnight... The building was begun in August, 1905, and opened to the public on January 1, 1907, although a part of it was used in November, 1906, for the entertainment of President Roosevelt, on the occasion of his visit to the Isthmus..." [From The Panama Guide, written by John O. Collins, 1912.] Ernest "Red" Hallen (1875-1947) was an American photographer, noted for his 30 years of work as the official photographer of the Panama Canal. In 1907 he was appointed as the official photographer of the Panama Canal by the Isthmian Canal Commission. Over his thirty-year career, Hallen produced more than 16,000 photographs of the Canal Zone and the surrounding environment. The images are remarkable because they thoroughly document the canal construction and offer great insight into the redevelopment of the landscape, construction methods, use of the completed canal and the life of the Panamanian population in the Canal Zone. Hallen also depicted the day-to-day life of the so-called "Zonians" - the Americans living in the Panama Canal Zone. For his service to the Panama Canal Zone and as an employee of the ICC, Hallen was awarded the Roosevelt Medal with two bars.. Very Good.

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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 (193 × 119 mm). Bound in near contemporary red half calf, red cloth sides, titles to spines gilt, gilt raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispieces, decorative title page and 22 colour plates in each volume. Spines slightly darkened, tips a little worn, cloth sides slightly faded, a little foxing to edges; an excellent set with bright plates. 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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        Plakat - Rhätische Bahn - Wintersport in Graubünden - Schweiz - Schlitteln Eislauf Hockey Curling. Farblithographie.

      Zürich, Gebr. Fretz, 1907. 100 x 70 cm, Zustand A. Preis in CHF: 3600.

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        Erinnerungen aus Deutsch-Su?dwest-Afrika.

      Posen, Merzbach, 1907.. Original-Pappeinband, 8°, 95 Seiten. Einband leicht abgegriffen (siehe Bild), sonst schönes, unbeschnittenes Exemplar..

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        The Longest Journey

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons,, 1907. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. A little shaken and somewhat rubbed. Very good. First edition, first impression. The author's second book.

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        Svensk botanisk tidskrift. 1907-1966.

      Stockholm, 1907-1971. Klotband. 60 volymer plus tre registervolymer för 1907-1966.. Banden skiljer lite i färg. Bilden återger fyra volymer ur sviten

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        The Road

      New York: Macmillan, 1907. First edition. Illustrated with frontispiece and 47 inserted plates. 1 vols. 8vo. Original gray cloth stamped in gold and black, slightly soiled, stain along outer edge of upper cover, otherwise very good.

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        Bilderbücher I und II: "Tiere" und "Sport und Spiel" in einem Band.

      Köln, Schaffstein ohne Jahr [wohl 1907]. 2. Aufl.. Farbig illustr. OHLn. mit farbig illustr. Vorsätzen. Titelblatt (Tiere), 24 Bl. mit 24 poichoirkolorierten, ganzseitigen Illustrationen (pro Folge 12 Illustrationen, beide Folgen komplett), 1 Bl. (Verlagsanzeigen). Quer-4°. Der Einband berieben und fleckig. Innen einige wenige Stock- bzw. Braunflecken. Einige, wenige Blätter mit schwachen Eckknickspuren. Ohne das Titelblatt von "Sport und Spiel". Die illustrierten Blätter handschriftlich mit Bleistift in deutscher Schreibschrift von Kinderhand betitelt und jeweils auf der gegenüberliegenden, weißen Seite mit Versen ebenfalls mit Bleistift versehen. In dieser Zusammenstellung selten.. Freyholds Bilderbücher eröffneten "eine völlig neue Sichteweise der kindlichen Bildbetrachtung (...) und (gelten) heute als die Avantgarde des künstlerischen Bilderbuchs um 1900" (Roland Stark im Nachwort des Nachdrucks des Manuscriptum Verlages 2008).

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        The Letters of Queen Victoria

      London: John Murray,, 1907. A Selection of her Majesty's Correspondence between the Years 1837 and 1861. 3 volumes, octavo (220 × 150 m). Contemporary dark red half morocco, red cloth sides, gilt panelled spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Bickers. Illustrated throughout. First edition. A handsomely bound set.

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        A Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren Among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians From Its Commencement in the Year 1740 to the Close of the Year 1808

      Cleveland : Burrows Bros. Co. 1907 - Thick royal quarto in slipcase. No. 36 of 130 copies. xi, 616 pages : frontis, 3 pl., mounted fasc. document, 2 fasc titles, 3 maps ; 33 cm. Bound in publishers 3/4 brown pigskin. Brown cloth boards. 4 raised bands. Gilt to spine. TEG. Fine binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Wear to slipcase. Slipcase lacking top of case. Clean, unmarked pages. Howes H380. Contents are: Preliminary: 1. A brief account of the church of the United brethren. 2. Count Zinzendorf. 3. Memoir of Heckwelder. 4. Notes of travel of William Henry, John Heckewelder, John Rothrock, and Christian Clewell to Gnadenhuetten on the Muskingum . 1797. Ed. by John W. Jordan. 5. Narrative of John Heckewelder's journey to the Wabash in 1792.--The Heckewelder narrative. John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder was an American missionary for the Moravian Church. After a visit to Ohio with Christian F. Post, a colonial agent, in 1762, and temporary employment in the Moravian missions at Friedenshutten and Sheshequin, Pennsylvania, in 1765-1771, he entered, in the latter year, upon his actual career as an evangelist to the Indians, being appointed assistant to David Zeisberger, in Ohio, where he remained fifteen years. In 1792, at the request of the secretary of war, he accompanied Gen. Rufus Putnam to Post Vincennes to treat with the Indians. In 1793 he was a second time commissioned to assist at a treaty with the Indians of the lakes. Between 1797 and 1800 he remained mainly in Ohio, and was for a time in the civil service, being a postmaster, a justice of the peace, and an associate justice of the court of common pleas. He studied carefully the languages, manners, and customs of the Indians, particularly the Delawares, and after he had become a member of the American Philosophical Society, at Philadelphia, several of his contributions of Indian archaeology were published in their transactions. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Portrait photograph]: Spartan and Olympian Black Women's Basketball Teams

      [1907]. Albumen photograph on thick card. Approximately 7.75" x 5.5". One tack hole at top, edges slightly rough (possibly trimmed but seemingly without much loss of image - just touching the hair of the uppermost woman in the picture) overall very good or better. A richly toned image of 20 well-dressed African-American women and two men (presumably coaches). The woman have banners reading "Olympian", "Spartan", and "Jun[ior?]" and hold a basketball that is painted "S.H.S.B.B.T. '07." Each of the women has a letter sewn onto her blouse, either an "O", "S", "J", or "I", presumably indicating that they are from Olympian, Spartan, Junior[?], or the unidentified "I" team (possibly the Independent Pleasure Club team from Orange, New Jersey, another pioneering women's team).Presumably this is a group shot of several black women's teams, and as near as we can determine predates any other images of black women basketball teams by three years. According to the website "The Brooklyn Game" (http://thebrooklyngame.com/brooklyns-first-basketball-team/): "Brooklyn was home to a historic basketball first, way back in 1906, when the Smart Set Athletic Club of Brooklyn, an African American social and sports organization, launched the first formally organized and independently run all-black basketball team... [they] played their first game in 1907 as part of a dynamic all-black Olympian Athletic League." The article also mentions: "Like many Black Fives Era men's basketball teams, the Smart Set Athletic Club had a sister team called the Spartan Girls Athletic Club. The Spartan Girls were one of America's first all-black women's basketball teams."According to the Black Fives Foundation, dedicated to the history of African-Americans in basketball: "...the very first all-black female basketball team --- the New York Girls (1910-1914), champions of New York and New Jersey in 1910! There were dozens of other early African American women's teams, including the Spartan Girls (1910-1914)...".This image pre-dates their starting date for the team by three years, as well as pre-dating the first image of the team by the same amount of time. We can find no mention of any earlier clubs, although obviously the Olympian, Junior, and the unidentified "I" club would also qualify to share that honor. .

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        An electrical method of counting the number of [alpha]-particles from radioactive substances.London: Harrison & Sons for The Royal Society, 1908.

      First edition, the invention of the Geiger counter. This device made possible the famous alpha-particle scattering experiment carried out by Geiger and Marsden which led Rutherford to the discovery of the atomic nucleus.<br/><br/> "In 1907 Rutherford was translated to the chair of physics in the University of Manchester. Here he found a young graduate of Erlangen, Hans Geiger, with whom he devised [in the present paper] an electrical method of counting the alpha-particles directly, the Geiger counter as it has since been generally called... This counting of atoms one by one was a great achievement" (Whittaker, <i>History of Theories of Aether and Electricity</i>, Vol. I, p. 7). <br/><br/> The detector devised by Geiger consisted of a wire in a low-pressure chamber with a voltage applied across the wire and the outside of the tube. The voltage is high enough that a current can almost, but not quite, flow through the gas. When an ionizing particle came into contact with the wire, it disturbs the system enough to complete the circuit, and the resulting completion can be detected by an audible click or by a pointer, depending on the type of counter. <br/><br/> Once it was possible to reliably detect, and therefore count, alpha particles, Rutherford devised an experiment to determine the charge on an alpha particle. In 'The charge and nature of the [alpha]-particle' (pp. 162-73 in the present issue), Rutherford and Geiger report the results of that experiment, namely that the charge on an alpha-particle is twice the electronic charge. <br/><br/> Hans Geiger (1882-1945) studied physics at the University of Munich and served in the German military before pursuing graduate studies at Erlangen, earning his PhD in 1906 with a thesis on electrical releases through gases. He then moved to England to become a laboratory assistant in Rutherford's laboratory at the University of Manchester. In 1909 he conducted the famous 'gold foil experiment' with Ernest Marsden, and in 1911 he and John Nuttall discovered the 'Geiger-Nuttall law' relating the rate of radioactive decay to the energy of the emitted alpha-particles. In 1914, Geiger returned to Germany, initially to take charge of radiation research at the National Institute for Science and Technology. After World War I, during which he served as an artillery officer, Geiger returned to research, finding a position at the University of Kiel where he collaborated with one of his doctoral students, Walther Muller, on improving his original Geiger counter device, making it more efficient, responsive, durable and portable. Unlike the earlier version, which could detect only alpha particles, the new improved Geiger-Muller counter could detect many different kinds of ionizing radiation. He used the new device to confirm the existence of light quanta in 1925, and later to discover cosmic ray showers, which would claim his scientific attention for the remainder of is career. Geiger was a member of the so-called Uranium Club, a clandestine German effort to develop and produce atomic weapons after the discovery of atomic fission in 1939. The program splintered in 1942, with its scientists moving to other areas of research deemed more urgent, after it was determined (incorrectly) that nuclear fission would not play a major role in ending the war.. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series A, Vol. 81, No. 546, August 27, 1908, pp. 141-161. The entire issue offered here in original grey printed wrappers. Large 8vo (256 x 177 mm), pp. 141-220. A very fine and unrestored copy

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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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        History of the Manchester Ship Canal from its inception to its completion. With personal Reminiscences

      Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes, 1907. The Manchester Ship Canal is an iconic engineering feat of the Victorian era and was a vital infrastructure to the economic success of the city during the twentieth century. Bosdin Leech's two volume book History of the Manchester Ship Canal (1907) is the most important contemporaneous written account of the building of this audacious 36 mile link from Manchester to the Sea. The Author Sir Bosdin Leech was a passionate supporter of the Manchester Ship Canal who held several positions within the Manchester Ship Canal Company. Here we have the Scarce Two Volume First Edition Set and in very decent condition, with all Plans and Plates. 2v. : ill.., maps, plans (some in pockets) ; 29cm. Volume 1 in more detail: p. xv, 333, "Cartoons, Autograph Letters etc' x 13 ; 'Plans' x 5; 'Plans in Pocket rear', x 5; 'Portraits' x 12 ( ti include frontis of Daniel Adamson, the first Chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal Company; 'Photographs' x 14. Volume 2 in more detail: p. ix, 350, to include Index [ one page uncut ]; 'Autograph Letters etc' x 5; 'Plans' x 6; 'Plans in Pocket' x 2; 'Portraits x 13; 'Photographs' x 19; 'Illustrations', x 21. In the original Tan, gilt Buckram, in firm, clean order, if with some age tone. In very good order indeed, just a light rub to spine base of Vol I. The bindings are tight and secure, and pages and Plans etc are very good indeed. A rare opportunity to find this set entire and in such original order. { Representative Images to follow }. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Norman Macdonald's Collection]
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        12 Bändchen in Orig.-Lederbox.

      Leipzig, Schmidt & Günther (ca. 1907 - 1924).. 3,6 x 5,2 cm (Breite teils um einige mm. abweichend). Zus. 5842 S., verschiedenfarb. Ganzlederbändchen mit Goldpr. u. Ganzgoldschnitten. Ein Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk, sonst tadellos erhaltene Reihe in einer Orig.-Ganzlederbox (weinrotes, ecrasiertes Leder mit Goldpr.; Ecken teils minim. berieben). Äußerst selten.. * Assim-Agha Gül-hanende, Rosenblätter. Lieder u. Sprüche. - Geibel, Gedichte. - Goethe, Götz von Berlichingen. - Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris. - Goethe, Torquato Tasso. - Goethe, West-östlicher Divan. - Lessing, Nathan der Weise. - Schiller, Die Jungfrau von Orleans. - Schiller, Maria Stuart. - Schiller, Wilhelm Tell. - Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark. - Uhland, Ausgewählte Gedichte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Matthias Loidl]
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        The Secret Agent A Simple Tale.

      London, Methuen & Co., 1907 - London, Methuen & Co., 1907, first edition. Original red cloth with title, author, publisher, and decorations along the spine in gilt, first issue with "be be" on the last line of page 117 and 40-page publisher's catalogue of books for sale at the end dated September 1907, one of 2,500 copies, film source, filmed as Sabotage in 1936 by Alfred Hitchcock, Cagle A12a1, Smith 13, Keating 73. Solid very good, uncommon in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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