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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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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        The Story of the Teasing Monkey by the Author of "Little Black Sambo" and "Little Black Mingo

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1907). First US edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Poor. 12mo. Cloth backed pictorial boards showing Jocko, the teasing monkey, hanging form a tree and pulling the tails of two lions. 142pp. Illustrated in color throughout and printed on one side of the page only. Gift inscription "from Aunt Florence" dated 1909. Trace of soil; bottom edge worn else this is a near fine copy. The dustwrapper is present: Off-white paper printed on the upper panel with the same information as is on the title page. It is soiled and faded, and lacks pieces at the head and tail of the spine and at the fold. We can find no previous instance indicating that this title had a dustwrapper, and it is not even mentioned in the bibliographies. First editions of the Teasing Monkey are scarce to begin with; copies in dustwrapper are basically unheard of.

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        A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas

      Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1907. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 2 volumes, large 8vo. [2], x, [4], 504; [2], iv, [2], 538 pp. With numerous full-page photographic plates. Bound in original publisher's black cloth, rebacked and recornered in very handsome dark brown morocco, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. This vast and comprehensive work covers the region of the state of Texas, south and west of the Guadalupe River, with much material on San Antonio. Many biographical sketches of local leaders and early settlers to the region. Includes, but is certainly not limited to, accounts of the establishment of missions, Spanish occupation, Austin's colony, LaSalle's colony, the Alamo and Goliad, San Jacinto, the Republic of Texas, Annexation and the new State of Texas, the Civil war era, the cattle industry, the railroads, and much more. * Provenance: From the library of Rudolph L. Biesele, author if the still-indispensible "History of the German Settlements in Texas" (1930) and numerous scholarly articles on the early development of the State of Texas. * Rare in the original deluxe publisher's bindings, in which ours is the only copy currently on the market; the last copy to appear at auction was worn, bumped and partially "crumbling," and yet it realized $1075 (Heritage Auctions, Nov. 20, 2009, lot 45154). * A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY, suitable for exhibition and study.

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        La Guinee Francaise. Races, Religions, Coutumes, Production, Commerce.

      Paris, Augustin Challamel, 1907.. Gr.8°, 659 S., rotes OHLdr. Mit sw. Abb. illustriert und einer Faltkarte.. Ecken minim berieben, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: William Heinemann,, 1907. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. With a Proem by Austin Dobson. Octavo. Original cream cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, illustration of the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle to front board in gilt, publisher's device in blind to the rear board, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Housed in a custom green quarter morocco solander box. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 12 plates, black and white illustrations throughout the text. Spine lightly toned, a few pink spots to rear board; an excellent copy with bright plates. First Rackham edition, signed limited edition. This is number 485 of 1,130 copies, and features an original drawing by Rackham of the Mad Hatter on the limitation page. Signed copies of this edition are extremely scarce, as Rackham was out of the country while it was in preparation, and most copies remained unsigned.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 17. III. 1907. - 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. An Ludwig Hevesi: "[.] Dank für die Übersendung von Hirschfelds Antwort-Artikel. Das ist ja immer das letzte Auskunftmittel des Musikers wenn er irgendeine Inszenierungsfrage angreift: 'die Musik verlangt es so'. Es ist aber klar dass bei einem Musiker, der ausnahmsweise auch erzogene Augen besitzt[,] die Musik andere Dinge verlangen wird, als bei einem der vielen Kunstblinden, zu denen eben auch R. H. zu gehören scheint. - Ich erlaube mir einen guten Ecksitz für Montag (erste Aufführung der 'Iphigenie' von Gluck) beizulegen und würde mich freuen, wenn Sie dieses herrlich edle Werk anhören würden. Bei der Generalprobe war noch allzuvieles nicht fertig. Ich bitte die Inscenierung als eine jener Improvisationen zu betrachten, zu denen ich oft genötigt bin. 16 Tage Arbeitszeit! Da handelt sichs mehr um die Intention als die Ausführung. Besonders schmerzlich war mirs, die letzte Scene, das Losbrechen des günstigen Fahrt-Windes nicht wirkungsvoller gestalten zu können. Aber dazu gehört mehr Zeit und Geld als zur Verfügung stand. - Für das Aussehen Agamemnons bitte ich mich nicht verantwortlich zu machen. Der Träger dieser Rolle macht alle diesbezüglichen Bemühungen vergeblich [.]".

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        The Red Thumb Mark

      London: Collingwood Bros, 1907. First edition. Frontispiece after a drawing by T.E. Francis. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pictorial black cloth, upper cover with a bloody red thumbprint, lettering in white; white lettering on spine completely faded, as usual. Text block very slightly cocked, else a near fine copy. Introducing Dr. Thorndylke The second book by the creator of Dr. Thorndyke, but the first to introduce that "most carefully established crime savant since Sherlock Holmes," in the estimation of Christopher Morley. "Perhaps you will need to acquire a taste for Thorndyke - it is worth the time and effort; and when, as with old wine, you learn to appreciate the bouquet, flavor, and body of the Thorndyke vintage, you will have added a priceless ingredient to your enjoyment of the pure detective story." - Ellery Queen, QUEEN'S QUORUM. A cornerstone detective novel, analyzing in great detail the new technique of fingerprinting (and the means of forging them).

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        The Story of the Teasing Monkey by the Author of "Little Black Sambo" and "Little Black Mingo

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1907). First US edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Poor. 12mo. Cloth backed pictorial boards showing Jocko, the teasing monkey, hanging form a tree and pulling the tails of two lions. 142pp. Illustrated in color throughout and printed on one side of the page only. Gift inscription "from Aunt Florence" dated 1909. Trace of soil; bottom edge worn else this is a near fine copy. The dustwrapper is present: Off-white paper printed on the upper panel with the same information as is on the title page. It is soiled and faded, and lacks pieces at the head and tail of the spine and at the fold. We can find no previous instance indicating that this title had a dustwrapper, and it is not even mentioned in the bibliographies. First editions of the Teasing Monkey are scarce to begin with; copies in dustwrapper are basically unheard of.

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        Modern Medicine: Its Theory and Practice. In Original Contributions By American And Foreign Authors. 7 Volumes, Complete

      Lea Brothers & Co., 1907, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Very Good7 volumes. Calf leather binding with maroon spine labels. Leather boards have edge wear, scratches, minor scuffs/scrapes, rubbed corners/spine. Gift inscription on flyleaf of each volume. A couple volumes with very slight stains on spine and a couple volumes with small stains on the fore-edge. No writing in the text. Bindings are very solid. Heavy set--will cost more to ship internationally or priority. Quantity Available: 1. Category: ABE; Medicine; zAmazon; Inventory No: 045246.

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        The Writings of Oscar Wilde

      London: Keller, 1907. Limited. hardcover. fine. 15 volumes. Illustrated with plates in two states, protected with lettered tissue guards. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 purple morocco, decoratively gilt spines with red & gilt chrysanthemums. London & New York: A.R. Keller & Co., 1907. Fine condition. A very elegant set of the Uniform Edition Grand Luxe, limited to only 100 copies, of which this is number 70.

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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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        Map Showing County and State System of Highways

      Albany: State of New York. 1907. First. First edition. Green cloth binding with ribbon ties and gilt titling, with 57 folding highway maps printed in color laid in. The maps are a trifle foxed at the very top edge, but else all maps and binding fine, with spine lettering of the binding easily readable. Scarce. .

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        THE WORKS. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

      London: J. M. Dent. 1907-1909. First edition with these illustrations. Six volumes. Contemporary binding of half blue morocco, with titles and decoration to the spine by Rivière and Son. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Each volume is illustrated with 24 full page colour plates by C. E. Brock. A very good attractive set, the bindings with light rubbing to the extremities. The contents are clean and bright throughout with all plates in fine condition. A lovely set. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Red Thumb Mark

      London: Collingwood Bros, 1907. First edition. Frontispiece after a drawing by T.E. Francis. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pictorial black cloth, upper cover with a bloody red thumbprint, lettering in white; white lettering on spine completely faded, as usual. Text block very slightly cocked, else a near fine copy. First edition. Frontispiece after a drawing by T.E. Francis. 1 vols. 8vo. Introducing Dr. Thorndylke. The second book by the creator of Dr. Thorndyke, but the first to introduce that "most carefully established crime savant since Sherlock Holmes," in the estimation of Christopher Morley. "Perhaps you will need to acquire a taste for Thorndyke - it is worth the time and effort; and when, as with old wine, you learn to appreciate the bouquet, flavor, and body of the Thorndyke vintage, you will have added a priceless ingredient to your enjoyment of the pure detective story." - Ellery Queen, QUEEN&#39;S QUORUM.&#11;&#11;&#11;&#11;A cornerstone detective novel, analyzing in great detail the new technique of fingerprinting (and the means of forging them).

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        THE LITERATURE OF ROGUERY

      Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston 1907 - Two Volumes. First Editions. Dark green cloth , lettered in gilt. An excellent bright set in near fine conditions showing minor use. An essential detailed study of the genre of roguery in literature at first defining the genre and then following the anti-hero throughout history. Very desirable & very uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kondolenzbesuch.

      . Tuschfeder- und Tuschpinselzeichnung, Bleistift, Deckweiß. 1907. Signiert. 32,6:25,3 cm. Text: Ja - ja mei Karl - sterben müssen wir alle! Literatur: Simplicissimus. Bilder aus dem "Simplicissimus". Hrsg. von H. Reinoß, Hannover, 1970, S. 158, 194, 196; Flemig, S. 117.. Maler, Zeichner, Illustrator, Mitarbeiter "Simplicissimus" und "Jugend".

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        Archive of material relating to the artwork for Halford's Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice (1889) and Dry Fly Entomology (1897), including original watercolors of the Ephemera Danica, Nymphae and Mayfly by Ellen Kemp, colored and uncolored proof states of the plates, autograph notes from Halford to Kemp, notes on coloring the plates, and correspondence between Kemp and the publishers

      [London, 1907. 4to and smaller. In custom folding box with morocco spine label. Kemp, Ellen. Kemp, Ellen. 4to and smaller. Halford's Artist & Colorist, Mrs. Ellen Kemp. Fine archive of material relating to Ellen Kemp's artwork for Halford's angling books, chiefly concerning Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice and Dry Fly Entomology. The original watercolors appear as plates XV and XVI of Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice. In addition to the original designs, engraved by Babbage, Mrs. Kemp was responsible for most of the hand-coloring for the finished plates and mounting the artificial flies in volume two of the deluxe issue. The archive includes a set of plates bearing her signature "E Kemp del. at nat", Halford's initialled approval of sample coloring, and her own patterns and notes for the order in which colors are to be applied. Several of the publisher's memoranda discuss the author's insistence that silver wire be used. Mrs. Kemp's retained copy of her letter dated 19 November 1896 bears her calculation and notes "my price would be £12. 13. 0. for mounting 108 sets of 100 flies with wire, on 108 dozens of cards". The association of Kemp with Halford's books was a long one. In Halford's autograph card to her dated May 12, 1889, when Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice was in preparation, he writes "Will you kindly sign the enclosed sketches in pencil & return them to me. Do not trouble to clean them or anything else as they are wanted to bind in a presentation copy of the book. ... I know you are worried about the coloured plates, at the same time pray think that I quite appreciate the excellence of the work as contributing to the general success." There is also later correspondence from Vinton requesting her to color plates in 1907. Tony Hayter, in his 2002 book, F.M. Halford and the Dry-Fly Revolution, makes no mention of Kemp and does not appear to have drawn upon this archive. UNIQUE AND OUTSTANDING.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Heinemann 1907 - First impression of this Arthur Rackham illustrated edition from 1907 in excellent condition. There is a crease to the corner of ffep no other markings, pages are very clean, illustrations (12 colour plates all with tissue guards and many smaller in black and white) are all clean, there is some toning to spine, binding is very firm, there is toning to part of the boards and some wear to edges of spine, (but no fraying)no other markings, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Writings of Oscar Wilde

      Keller, London 1907 - A very elegant set of the Uniform Edition Grand Luxe, limited to only 100 copies, of which this is number 70. 15 volumes. Illustrated with plates in two states, protected with lettered tissue guards. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 purple morocco, decoratively gilt spines with red & gilt chrysanthemums. London & New York: A.R. Keller & Co., 1907. Fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Salome

      UK: John Lane & The Bodley Head. London, John Lane & the Bodley Head, 1907. Hardback first edition thus in fine condition. Some heavy offsetting to the endpapers and some rubbing to the gilt on the upper board otherwise fine. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1907.

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        The Golden Crisis [1907 futurism]

      Columbus, OH: Oasis Publishing Co., 1907 Columbus, OH: Oasis Publishing Co., 1907. First edition, signed and inscribed by Clark "yours for the millenium..." on the ffep. 7" x 4.75", gilt pictorial dark blue cloth. Shelf wear, strongly along bottom edges, else VG+. Sturdy and bright. A look - in 1907 - by historical muralist Egbert Norman Clark at the transformation the human psyche was encountering during the first few years after the run of the nineteenth century. A familiar sounding passage echos from his introductory paragraph: ""The most advanced thinkers and students of sociology of the day all agree that the human race is now passing through a transitional period in its development, and that, as a social fabric, we are rapidly approaching a crisis." With chapter titles taken from astrology - numbered "ages" dominated each by a planet - and strong spiritual opinions by Clark throughout ("Humanity Is God!!!) - a fascinating, telling, uncategorizable futuristic book. Very rare in its first edition; this one is signed, and as such is probably not replaceable. Please feel free to ask questions or request additional scans. L2

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        A Dream of Fair Women

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1907. First. First edition. Quarto. Brown cloth with applied paper illustration. Decorations E. Stetson Crawford. Small bookplate and contemporary gift inscription on front endpapers, a bit cocked, else near fine. A nice tight copy. .

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        Die Wartburg. Ein Denkmal Deutscher Geschichte und Kunst. Dem Deutschen Volke gewidmet. Dargestellt in Monographien von Großherzog Carl Alexander von Sachsen Weimar Eisenach, Richard Voß, Karl Wenck, Paul Weber, Ernst Martin, Wilhelm Oncken, Max Baumgärtel, Otto von Ritgen, August Trinius und in 706 authentischen Abbildungen im Text und auf 54 Tafeln

      Berlin: Historischer Verlag Baumgärtel; 1907.. Prachtwerk. - Den Einband besorgte J.R. Herzog in Leipzig. - Übersicht: 1. Zur Geschichte der Wiederherstellung der Wartburg (von Sr. Königlichen Hoheit dem Grossherzog Carl Alexander von Sachsen). - 2. Ein Gang durch die heutige Wartburg. Stimmungsbild (von Richard Voss, Bibliothekar der Wartburg). - 3. Älteste Geschichte der Wartburg von den Anfängen bis auf die Zeiten Hermanns I. (von Prof. Dr. Karl Wenck). - 4. Baugeschichte der Wartburg (von Prof. Dr. Paul Weber). - 5. Der Minnesang in Thüringen und der Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg (von Prof. Dr. Ernst Martin). - 6. Die heilige Elisabeth. - 7. Geschichte der Landgrafen und der Wartburg als fürstlicher Residenz vom 13. bis 15. Jahrhundert. - 8. Martin Luther auf der Wartburg. - 9. Die Burschenschaft und ihr Wartburgfest (von Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Oncken). - 10. Vorgeschichte der Wiederherstellung der Wartburg. - 11. Die Wiederherstellung der Wartburg. Ein Beitrag zur Deutschen Kultur- und Kunstgeschichte (von Max Baumgärtel und Dr. Otto von Ritgen, Königlich Preussischer Regierungs- und Baurat). - 12. Alte und neue Kunstwerke auf der Wartburg (von Prof. Dr. Paul Weber). - 13. Die Wartburg in Sage und Dichtung. - 14. Neues Wartburg-Leben (von August Trinius, Herzogl. Sächs. Geh. Hofrat). - Anhang: Anmerkungen und Quellenbelege, Glossar, Alphabetisches Register.

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        4 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

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

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        STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, Retold by Laurence Housman

      London & New York Hodder and Stoughton and Charles Scribner's Sons 1907 - First edition, with the title-page imprint added for America but with the same sheets that were printed in England by Butler and Tanner and used for the first English issue. With 50 fine tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac. The plates tipped to heavy green-gray stock, each with a captioned tissue-guard. 4to, original rust-colored cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt and black on the spine and upper cover in Arabian motif. 133 pp. text + 50 tipped in plates on heavy mounting paper. A very handsome copy, the plates all pristine and fine, the text clean and fresh with no foxing or toning at all. The cloth is beautifully preserved, bright and attractive with very little evidence of age or use. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY EDMUND DULAC. Here we find a collection of stories from the ARABIAN NIGHTS superbly illustrated by Edmund Dulac. The original Persian fairy tales of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," "The Fisherman and the Genie," and several others are colorfully rendered on tipped-in plates. Dulac&#146;s affinity for oriental design becomes apparent in these exquisite, almost jewel-like images. We find the profound influence of oriental art and especially Persian miniatures in this group of exotic paintings. Intricate colors and patterns are juxtaposed to create lyrical scenes and bring the characters such as Morgiana and the Queen of the Ebony Isles to life on the page. The artist achieved intense effects in shading and atmosphere in his nocturne scenes such as "The Lady Advanced to Meet Him." As we turn the pages, we feel drawn into a mysterious world of exotic moods and clandestine encounters. "The Arabian Nights gave Dulac an opportunity to indulge in his nocturnes; the the softness of the gleam of moonlight on stone, or on shadowy figures, and his use of ultramarine, indigo and Prussian blue, mingled with purples and violets, brought to the illustrations the calm and mystery of Eastern nights."-Colin White "Leicester Galleries displayed the Dulac watercolors for THE ARABIAN NIGHTS in the autumn of 1907, at the same time the book was (originally) released. With unanimous praise the book was received by the critics and every picture sold even before the exhibition was opened to the general public. In light of this overwhelming success, Leicester Galleries promptly signed a contract with Dulac for one book a year, the subject to be chosen jointly between them and in consultation with Hodder & Stoughton."-Susan Meyer. The modern reader can only be grateful that such an arrangement was made, as we shall always have the body of extraordinary illustrations that ensued. This lovely edition of STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, liltingly illustrated by Dulac, will be a cherished addition to any library. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Raid Pekin-Paris

      1907. CORMIER, Georges. Le Raid Pekin-Paris, 4000 lieues en Automobile. 286 pp. Illustrated with 160 black and white photographs. Paris: Ch. Delagrave, [1907] |~||~||~||~| The car rally from Beijing to Paris in 1907 told by Georges Cormier, one of the five participants. He was the official pilot, with Victor Colignon, of the brand De DION-BOUTON.

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        Monatshefte fur Graphisches Kunstgewerbe, V. Jahrgang, October 1906 - September 1907

      Berlin: Carl Flemming, A.G.. 1907-08. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1906-07. Large quarto, rebacked in cloth-backed boards with a leather spine-label, 196 pp., heavily illustrated (much in color), clean unmarked text, Good copy, some straining to the inner hinges, soiling to some pages and page-edges, old bookplate on the front pastedown, small owner&#39;s signature on the front flyleaf, rubbing and wear to the edges of the covers including significant loss along the edges, no dust jacket. Contents bright and Near Fine. Text in German. We&#39;ve housed the book in mylar.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: J. M. Dent & Co.; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.,, 1907. With twenty-four coloured illustrations by C. E. Brock. Octavo. Original vellum, elaborate decoration to spine and front board, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Colour frontispiece, vignette title, and 22 plates by C. E. Brock. Mild browning to endpapers and prelims slightly foxed, boards a little bowed but nice and clean, an excellent copy. A lovely copy in the deluxe vellum binding with the illustrations signed and dated C.E. Brock 1907.

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        Fabric pattern design. Original watercolour, monogrammed "JH".

      No place, [c. 1907]. - 210 x 207 mm (sheet dimensions). Includes attached original threads and label ("9074a"). Josef Hoffmann created a wide range of furniture and fashion fabric designs for the Wiener Werkstätte, for the Backhausen company, the Flöge sisters and many others (cf. Schweiger, WW, p. 220 ff.). Johannes Spalt (ed.), Josef Hoffmann. Porträts-Signets-Stempel, p. 103.

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        Kronprinz Wilhelm von Preußen. Photographie, Bromsilbergelatineabzug. Halbfigur en face in Uniform. Unterrand mit blindgeprägter Signatur des Fotografen und datiert,

      1907 - 332 x 217 mm, aufgelegt auf größerem Fotokarton, dieser mit Blindstempel "E. Bieber Berlin-Hamburg". Unterrand mit großer diagonaler Signatur des Kronprinzen in Tinte, ebenfalls datiert 1907. *Emil Bieber begann seine fotogr. Ausbildung 1897 in Hamburg, 1904 übernahm er die Leitung des Ateliers am Jungfernstieg. Gemeinsam mit Rudolf Dührkoop war er einer der ersten, die in Deutschland Porträtaufnahmen außerhalb der Atelierräume machten, seine Ateliers (1905 auch in Berlin) wurden zu den bedeutendsten für das Porträtfach. - Sehr schöne Arbeit in vergleichsweise großem Format. Aus dem persönlichen Besitz des Kronprinzen mit dessen eigenhändiger Signatur, wohl ein Geschenk an eine nahestehende Person, im originalen Fotorahmen in Mahagoni (57 x 42 cm). - Bieber stand er in besonderer Verbindung zu dem Kronprinz Wilhelm, dieser hatte ihm 1905 den Titel "Hoflieferant" verliehen. - Sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Originaler Fotorahmen in Mahagoni (57 x 42 cm). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A MIRROR OF SHALOTT, COMPOSED OF TALES TOLD AT A SYMPOSIUM .

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1907 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-301 [302: blank] [303-312: ads], original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Benson's best collection of short fiction. Collects fourteen stories. ". Montague Summers said of A MIRROR OF SHALOTT . that 'there are few better stories of this kind.' It is a series of stories recounted by a group of priests, much in the Canterbury Tales vein, each telling of his supernatural experiences." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p.32. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-18. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 149. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, Volume II, p. 21. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 28-31. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-19. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01141. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and along outer joints, partial hairline cracks along inner hinges, minor darkening to free endpapers, still a tight, bright, very good copy. Overall an attractive, superior copy of an exceedingly scarce book. (#96454) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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