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        The Life of Samuel Johnson.

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1907.. FINELY BOUND, illustrated. In two volumes. Quarto (26 x 21cm), pp.[2]; xxxii; 576; [2]; pp.[2]; xvi; 577-1172; [2]. With 262 illustrations, including six photogravure plates. Other illustrations are lithographic reproductions of engravings. In contemporary green full morocco by J.S.H. BATES of Leicester, with raised bands, gilt titles to spines and gilt decoration to spines and boards. Marbled endpapers; top edges gilt. Light outer wear, with some rubbing to fore-edges. Spines lightly sunned. Very good overall.

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        The Aran Islands.

      Maunsel, Dublin., 1907. First edition. Octavo. pp xii, 190, [1] adverts. Twelve plates from drawings by Jack B. Yeats.Free endpapers tanned. Covers a bit rubbed at the edges. Very good. Scarce.

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        Anatomie und Ätiologie der Genitalprolapse beim Weibe.

      Wien und Leipzig, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1907, 8, XII, 273, (1) pp., 44 Abb. und 60 Tafeln feiner Leinenband mit eingebundener Titelbroschur eigenhändige Widmung "Herrn Prof.D. R. Paltauf in dankbarer Verehrung die Verfasser." Erste Ausgabe- Bedeutendes Widmungsexemplar an Paltauf!"1907 gelang Halban und Tandler der zweite große Wurf: das Buch "Anatomie und Ätiologie der Genitalprolapse beim Weibe" wurde ein großer wissenschaftlicher Erfolg. Es ist Zuckerkandl zum 25jährigen Professorenjubiläum gewidmet. Die drei Hauptthemen sind: die normale Lage und Fixation der weiblichen Beckenorgane, die Anatomie und Ätiologie des Prolapses und seine Therapie mittels Pessar und Operation. Die Anregung ging von Einsichten aus, die Tandler bei seiner Lehrtätigkeit von der Topographie und dem Mechanismus dieser Organe gewonnen hatte. Die Zusammenarbeit der Fachleute - so kündet das Vorwort - hat durch die Beobachtung der Topographie zur Klärung, wozu kunstgerechte Gliederung und sorgsame klinische Untersuchung kam, geführt. In diesen einfachen Worten ist Tandlers wissenschaftstheoretische Anschauung niedergelegt. Stolz vermerken die Autoren, daß sie durch jahrelanges Suchen großes Material zusammenbekommen hätten, "ein so großes anatomisches Material dürfte wohl noch niemals Substrat einer wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung über den Genitalprolaps gewesen sein". Das waren die Vorteile im "Mekka der Medizin", das Grundlagenmaterial stammte von Haberda, Alexander Kolisko (1857-1918), Paltauf, Sternberg, Weichselbaum. Auch der Rezensent in der "Wiener klinischen Wochenschrift" hob die 40Fälle von Genitalprolapsen hervor, die es erlaubt haben, die Prolapsfrage durch die vorliegende, jeglicher bloß theoretischer Deduktionen barer Beweisführung nicht nur in neue Bahnen zu lenken, sondern "allem Anscheine nach" zu lösen. Tandlers und Haibans Arbeit basierte also auf anatomischen Forschungen, wie sie in diesem Umfang noch nicht ausgeführt worden waren. Wie sah nun die Lösung des Problems aus? Die Ätologie des Genitalprolaps war nicht eindeutig geklärt und in der Diskussion verschiedener Ansichten kamen die Autoren zu dem Schluß, daß in der Erschlaffung der Fixationsmittel der Organe kein besonders prädisponierendes Moment für die Entstehung eines Vorfalles zu erblicken wäre. Hingegen entsteht ein Prolaps wie eine Hernie dann, "wenn der Hiatus genitalis im Beckenboden nicht suffizient geschlossen ist, sondern eine Bruchpforte darstellt. Der gesteigerte Abdominaldruck preßt alle Organe oder Organteile, welche in den Druckbereich dieser Bruchpforte fallen, durch dieselbe hinaus. Kommt ein Organ ganz in den Bereich des Hiatus genitalis, so hat es am Beckenboden gar keine Stütze mehr und wird vollkommen vorgepreßt. Fällt nur ein Teil dieses Organs in diesen Bereich, während ein anderer Teil außerhalb desselben liegt, so wird der erstere durch den gesteigerten Abdominaldruck vorgepreßt, der letztere aber durch denselben Druck gegen die Unterlage gepreßt und dadurch fixiert".Das alles wird mit Experimenten belegt, wozu sie ein Phantom anfertigen ließen. Behilflich waren hierbei der Direktor der Österreichisch-Amerikanischen Gummifabrik, Edgar Herbst und Anton Lampa (1868-1938), mit dem die theoretisch-physikalischen Gesetze besprochen wurden. Hier zeigt sich Tandlers Vorliebe für technische Behelfe, mit denen er den Beweis für ein wissenschaftliches Problem antreten konnte. - Das Verhältnis zwischen Tandler und Halban soll sich nach den Veröffentlichungen bis zur Feindseligkeit abgekühlt haben." Karl Sablik, Julius Tandler: Mediziner und Sozialreformer (2010), p.27

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        Christian Science Church Manual

      [SAMUEL CLEMENS] FREDERICK W. PEABODYRemarkable document! A copy of the Christian Science Church Manual, signed by its owner, Peabody, with handwritten notes by Mark Twain, who used it in preparing his famous 1907 polemic against Mary Baker Eddy and the church she founded.Book signed: "Frederick W. Peabody/Notations by Mark Twain" on title page, 95 pages, 5¼x7¼, hardcover. Church Manual of the First Church of Christ Scientist by Mary Baker G. Eddy, The Christian Science Publishing Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1899, 11th Edition. Label affixed to front cover: "Church Manual of the First Church of Christ/Mark Twain's Copy With Annotations". This book, which belonged to Peabody, has been annotated by Clemens, the noted author and lecturer who was known for his efforts to debunk frauds - especially those whom he deemed as religious charlatans. FREDERICK W. PEABODY has been described as a "detached or critical" biographer of Mary Baker Glover Eddy. SAMUEL L. CLEMENS, popularly known as "Mark Twain", directed his scorn toward both Mrs. Eddy and her religion in his 1907 book, Christian Science. The book attacked Eddy, whom he maintained could not have written Science and Health, the book that served as the basis for her beliefs, as well as the basic tenets of her new religion, which are presented in the book offered here. MARY BAKER EDDY (1821-1910) had published the book, Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures, in 1875. In 1892, she reorganized her church in Boston, renaming it The First Church of Christ, Scientist, commonly known as The Mother Church. The Manual of the Mother Church, first published in 1895, had its final revision in 1908, the year Eddy founded "The Christian Science Monitor". She had established The Christian Science Publishing Society, the publisher of this book, in 1898, the year before this edition was published. Signature page lightly soiled, glue stains at blank left margin. Cover stained at upper edge, worn at upper and lower edges of spine. Overall, in fine condition.

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        Ingoldsby Legends, The

      London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1907. One of 560 Copies Signed by Arthur RackhamBound by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. [BARHAM, Richard Harris]. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth & Marvels. By Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham A.R.W.S. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1907. Large paper edition. Limited to 560 numbered copies, "of which 500 are for sale in England and 50 in America," signed by the artist. This copy is No. 405 of the English edition. Large quarto (11 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches; 284 x 226 mm.). xix, [1, blank], 549, [3, blank] pp. Twenty-four color plates mounted on dark olive paper, with descriptive tissue guards (except for the frontispiece), twelve plates tinted but not mounted, and sixty-six drawings in black and white in the text ( full-page). With the printing flaw to the tinted plate facing p. 254 (it is on coated paper, is uncaptioned, and has offsetting from the text to the image). Title printed in red and brown within a decorative tinted border. A few leaves with light , mainly marginal foxing and or browning. An excellent copy.Bound ca. 1985 by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1907 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, Cockerel endpapers. "This edition is a reprint of the 1898 edition, with added illustrations and larger pages" (Latimore and Haskell)."In 1898 Messrs. Dent and Co. first published 'The Ingoldsby Legends,' with about one hundred illustrations of mine. This book has met with a very satisfactory reception, but the publisher's have felt with me that, with the addition of new drawings, a careful overhauling would make it worthy of publication in a more important form, in which greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger reproductions, including a greater number of illustrations in colour."To this end the following has been done:"The frontispiece and the coloured illustration facing page 508 have been specially drawn, and all the other illustrations in colour have been worked on to a considerable extent, and specially coloured for this edition. A few illustrations in the earlier edition have been omitted and in their place have been added those facing page 254 and on pages vi, 25, 37, 316, 320, and 333."Many of the pen drawings have been reconsidered and worked on again - those which have been worked on to any great extent being now signed with both dates, 1898 and 1907. Of the rest, reproductions on a larger scale have been made in all but a few cases, and the text has been revised and entirely reset for this edition' (Rackham, Prefatory Note).Latimore and Haskell, pp. 30-31. Riall, p. 83.

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        Graphik der Gegenwart, Band 1.

      Original-Ausgabe. - Der Band umfasst 48 Abbildungen von Radierungen, Lithographien und Holzschnitten aus den Jahren 1907-1928, eine Kurzbiographie, ein Literaturverzeichnis, einen Titelholzschnitt und eine Holzschnittvignette. Die Vorsätze mit den 2 Holzschnitten in Rot, Braun und Blau ?Tanzende Matrosen? und ?Zirkus?, der Einband mit einem über beide Deckel gehenden Holzschnitt in Schwarz und Blau. - ?Die Auswahl der Abbildungen in dem vorliegenden Band (...), auf die Heckel mit Sicherheit Einfluß hatte, wenn nicht gar alleine verantwortlich zeichnete, legt weder auf die frühe Graphik der Brücke-Zeit den Schwerpunkt, noch auf das Schaffen der letzten Jahre. Vielmehr sind von 1907 ab bis 1928 fast aus jedem Jahr Beispiele herausgegriffen, mit denen der Künstler eine kontinuierliche Entwicklung seiner Graphik von Anbeginn seines Schaffens aufzeigen will.? (Jentsch). - Anfangs verienzelt wenige schwache Flecken. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - Jentsch 166. - Rifkind 1056, 1-5. - Dube 348-352. With 5 woodcuts (therefrom 3 colour-printed woodcuts). Fine Copy.

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        Stories from The Arabian Nights

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1907. With Drawings by Edmund Dulac. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, titles to front board gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. With 50 tipped-in and captioned tissues, illustrations by Dulac. First Dulac edition with the plates bound in at the back. Dulac's work rivalled Rackham's in popularity and was largely confined to de luxe editions. Amongst the popular stories included in this edition is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

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        Du mariage

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Hollande, the only large paper copies along with 1 Japon.Spine and covers slightly and marginally faded, not serious, pages 236-237 partly browned, otherwise a good copy with good margins.  Albin Michel Paris 1907 12x20,5cm broché

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        Laudi del cielo del mare della terra e degli eroi Libro secondo Elettra

      MILANO: Tipografia Fratelli Treves, 1907. Brossura. BUONO. 15 20. USATO

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        Official programme for "Concerts Historiques Russes".

      G. de Malherbe for Moreau frères Paris 1907 - Octavo (28 x 22 cm). 96 pages, including 30 full-page illustrations, original printed wrappers;; very slightly sunned A fine example of this thick, richly illustrated programme for Diaghilev's second "export campaign" of Russian art and culture to Paris. The year before he brought to Parisians, who at that time were unaware of even most famous names of Russian early or modern painters, a collection of the most characteristic examples of Russian art. This time he presented to them five symphony concerts at the Paris Opéra, in which celebrated artists and virtuosi took part. This "Russian season" marked the rising star of Diaghilev and his productions that enjoyed astonishing success in Paris and world-wide in the following years. The programme included such famous pieces as Russlan and Ludmila and The Komarinskaya by Glinka, Christmas Eve by Rimsky-Korsakov, Symphony No. 2 in C minor by Tchaikovsky, The Prince Igor by Borodin. The lead singers were Marianne Tcherkassky and Feodor Chaliapin, who made a debut in Paris. Apollinary Vasnetsov and the great Mir Isskustva artist Konstantin Korovin were invited to design decorations. Moving away from the traditional stage design, which only indicated a place of action, Korovin produced sensual decorations conveying the general emotions of the performance - which was seen as a revolution. Boris Kochno, Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes (NY & Evanston, 1970). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Picturesque Natal

      G.B. & Co., Cape Town 1907 - Oblong folio; 235 x 567 mm. No place, but Cape Town or London; no date but in or before 1907. The publisher most likely is the firm of George Budricks from Cape Town, known as "G.B." before 1910, but it also might be Giesen Brothers & Co., known as G.B. & Co., (1902-1909) from London. Apparently also some other albums, similar to this one and all scarce now, which appeared with black and white photographs only, were published by the same company. The book has a gift inscription dated July 1907, so that it is sure that the book was not published after that date. Original publisher's decorated cloth with a photograph of a harbor laid in, surrounded by a washline border, with remains of a clasp at the fore edge and all edges gilt. The condition of the binding and the laid in photograph is poor with dents and creases in the top board and a tear in the right part of the photograph from top to bottom (please see picture #1). Also it is not tight. The back board is in a good condition. This book has no title page and also the only copy we could trace, in the library of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is lacking the title page as well, so that it probably was never issued. The plates in the UKZN copy are in black and white. The collation for (the contents of) this book is as follows: (1) Durban: 1 leaf, i.e. 2 pages of text, 7 leaves of panoramic views, 7 leaves with 4 plates each. (2) Pietermaritzburg: 1 leaf, i.e. 2 pages of text, 2 leaves of panoramic views, 5 leaves with 4 plates each. (3) Colenso: 1 leaf, i.e. 2 pages of text, 2 leaves of panoramic views, 1 leaf with 4 plates. (4) Ladysmith: 1 leaf with a panoramic view and the text printed on the reverse side. Unlike the binding the contents of this copy are in an excellent condition with some very minor dampstaining in the far outer margins of a few leaves, but no other defects. Moreover in this copy all plates (photogravures) are coloured by hand. Both the plates and the text printed on very heavy paper of an excellent quality. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Longest Journey

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1907. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 360 pp. First edition, first impression of author's second book. Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970), English novelist, is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society; he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature thirteen different years. Several of his novels have been made into notable films, including "A Passage to India", "A Room With a View", and "Howards End". This book, "The Longest Journey", is a coming-of-age story; the "longest journey" is the span of one's life, which concluded successfully for the character of Rickie in the book who receives his vindication by coming to moral clarity and rejecting conventional hypocrisy (N.B. - above information from Wikipedia). ***DESCRIPTION: Olive cloth with gilt lettering on the front and spine. Bookplate and decorative stamp to endpapers, 360 pages. ***CONDITION: Overall the book is in near fine condition, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, corners have a minimum of rubbing, and the interior is clean and bright; the binding is a little bumped and marked, with some inoffensive darkening (old damp-staining) to covers. ***CITATION: Kirkpatrick A2a. Connolly 100. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Ingoldsby Legends, The

      London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1907. One of 560 Copies Signed by Arthur Rackham Bound by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. [BARHAM, Richard Harris]. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth & Marvels. By Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham A.R.W.S. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1907. Large paper edition. Limited to 560 numbered copies, "of which 500 are for sale in England and 50 in America," signed by the artist. This copy is No. 405 of the English edition. Large quarto (11 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches; 284 x 226 mm.). xix, [1, blank], 549, [3, blank] pp. Twenty-four color plates mounted on dark olive paper, with descriptive tissue guards (except for the frontispiece), twelve plates tinted but not mounted, and sixty-six drawings in black and white in the text ( full-page). With the printing flaw to the tinted plate facing p. 254 (it is on coated paper, is uncaptioned, and has offsetting from the text to the image). Title printed in red and brown within a decorative tinted border. A few leaves with light , mainly marginal foxing and or browning. An excellent copy. Bound ca. 1985 by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1907 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, Cockerel endpapers. "This edition is a reprint of the 1898 edition, with added illustrations and larger pages" (Latimore and Haskell). "In 1898 Messrs. Dent and Co. first published 'The Ingoldsby Legends,' with about one hundred illustrations of mine. This book has met with a very satisfactory reception, but the publisher's have felt with me that, with the addition of new drawings, a careful overhauling would make it worthy of publication in a more important form, in which greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger reproductions, including a greater number of illustrations in colour. "To this end the following has been done: "The frontispiece and the coloured illustration facing page 508 have been specially drawn, and all the other illustrations in colour have been worked on to a considerable extent, and specially coloured for this edition. A few illustrations in the earlier edition have been omitted and in their place have been added those facing page 254 and on pages vi, 25, 37, 316, 320, and 333. "Many of the pen drawings have been reconsidered and worked on again - those which have been worked on to any great extent being now signed with both dates, 1898 and 1907. Of the rest, reproductions on a larger scale have been made in all but a few cases, and the text has been revised and entirely reset for this edition' (Rackham, Prefatory Note). Latimore and Haskell, pp. 30-31. Riall, p. 83.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson.

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1907. FINELY BOUND, illustrated. In two volumes. Quarto (26 x 21cm), pp.[2]; xxxii; 576; [2]; pp.[2]; xvi; 577-1172; [2]. With 262 illustrations, including six photogravure plates. Other illustrations are lithographic reproductions of engravings. In contemporary green full morocco by J.S.H. BATES of Leicester, with raised bands, gilt titles to spines and gilt decoration to spines and boards. Marbled endpapers; top edges gilt.Light outer wear, with some rubbing to fore-edges. Spines lightly sunned. Very good overall.

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        Commemorazione di Giosuè Carducci nella nativa pietrasanta

      BOLOGNA: NICOLA ZANICHELLI, 1907. Brossura. DISCRETO. 15,5 23,5. USATO

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        The Clyde. River and Firth.

      London, A. & C. Black, 1907. 4to. Original cream cloth with elaborate gilt lettering and decoration to upper board and spine, t.e.g.; pp. xii + 206 + [2. ads.], 67 colour illustrations with tissue guards, 1 folding map; spine a little dulled, otherwise near fine. Edition de luxe, no. 40 of 400 signed by the author and J.Y. Hunter. A fine monograph on the Clyde, not only detailing the ship-building industry, but the picturesque aspects of the landscape and history as well, in a binding designed by Albert Angus Turbayne, one of the leading book designers and follower of William Morris of American-Scottish extraction. Inman 224.

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        The Gate of Appreciation. Studies in The Relation of Art to Life

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1907. Very Good. Second impression. Tall octavo. Quarter cloth and papercovered boards with paper spine label. Some rounding of the corners, tears on the edges of the boards, a very good copy. The author's own copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Additionally the book is Inscribed to Noyes by American impressionist artist Charles Vezin: "To Carleton Noyes, a copy marked by Charles Vezin who has found in this book renewed faith in Art and Life. Dec. 1918." Vezin has marked the text of the book - underlining, scoring in the margins, and a few relatively short comments, in pencil.Also laid in is: 1. Typed unsigned commentary on "emotion" on Vezin's stationary, 2. Typed Letter Signed by Vezin (with envelope dated in 1925) addressed to 15 prize-winners who are to receive marked copies of the book (with an autograph note to Noyes, that he is sending copies to the prize-winners). 3. Three page Autograph Letter Signed by William James ("Wm. James") to Noyes (with envelope) dated in 1908 (folded as mailed with modest tears at the fold) providing praise to the book, suggesting that: "I think you repeat the same thing too often, and the last half of the book, especially, would in my opinion be much improved by being considerably abridged."

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        MOSBY'S MEN

      New York: Neale Publishing Company, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. The Neale Publishing Company, New York. 1907. First edition. 180 pages. Frontis portrait of Mosby, 13 portrait plates. Light brown cloth with cover and spine titles in gilt. Top edge gilt. Deckled edges. A beautiful copy with ruled border and bright gilt titles, interior bright with a bit of browning to the deckled edges. A near fine copy. Scarce. The author was in Company A of Mosby's Rangers and provides a first hand account in a lively and well written style. With a photo from a magazine laid in of Colonel Mosby with his grand-daughter probably taken around 1912. Mosby was a legendary battalion commander from Virginia who was part guerilla, part ninja, renowned for his ability to effect daring, inconceivably dangerous strikes into Union-held camps with lightning speed, and then disappear. Mosby was acting under the direct authority of General Robert E. Lee who in 1863 had granted Mosby permission to set up the company (under the Partisan Ranger Act of 1862). By 1864, Mosby's Rangers (also Mosby's Men, or Mosby's Command) had expanded to around 400 men, consisting of six cavalry companies and one artillery company. But this battalion's personnel was regarded by more traditional military men more as "glorified thieves" rather than soldiers. Nonetheless, their ability to annoy and distract, and to force the expense to the Union of committing vast resources to prepare and outwit Mosby's Men, made them a force to be reckoned with. One of their most celebrated raids was the derailing of a train and taking a $170,000 payroll from the paymasters of Sheridan's army. Each of the 80 raiders received $2100 share, though Mosby himself took nothing....(Munson).

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        Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. Begründet von Carl Theodor v. Siebold und Albert v. Kölliker, später herausgegeben von Ernst Ehlers. Jahrgänge 1 - 88 (ohne die Jahrgänge 2 und 16-20) mit Supplementen zu den Bänden 25, 30 und 53 und mit 4 Registerbänden zu den Bdn. 16-30, 31-45, 46-60 und 61-74.

      W. Engelmann, Leipzig 1849-1907. - durchschnittlich ca. 650 S. je Jahrgang mit sehr zahlreichen zum Teil farbigen lith. Tafel, die Bde. 2, sowie 16-20 fehlen; Bde. 10, 11 und 15 sind aufgrund Fehlens einzelner Hefte nicht ganz vollständig, ansonsten komplettes und gutes Exemplar dieser bedeutenden Zeitschrift; Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 80000 Groß 8°, anfangs Pappbände, später marmoriertes Halbleinen, dann Ganzleinen mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheksexemplar (entwidmet) mit unscheinbarem kleinem Papier-Rückenschild), Stempel auf Titel, sauberes, nur leicht bestoßenes Exemplar, Rücken leicht verblichen, einige Bände mit leicht lädiertem Kapital, Band 1 nachgebunden, insgesamt gutes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Piter Pan dans Les Jardins de Kensington [Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens]

      Paris: Hachette et Cie, 1907. First and Limited Edition. Vellum. Near fine. Rackham, Arthur. 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; 130 p.; First Edition in French. Limited, first edition of the beloved "Peter Pan" story in French. Only 20 special copies of the French edition were signed by Arthur Rackham, this volume, no. 139 of 270, is not signed. Arthur Rackham recevied the commission from his London publisher to do the illustrations for Peter Pan in June of 1905, and spent the next year making many sketches in Kensington Gardens. The venture was a complete success, as noted by the newspaper reviews of the London edition: "Not the least part of that good fortune that follows Mr. Barrie's steps is his choice of an illustrator. Mr. Rackham seems to have dropped out of some cloud in Mr. Barrie's fairyland, sent by a special providence to make pictures in tune to his whimsical genius" (quote from the Pall Mall Gazette, as related in "Arthur Rackham, His Life and Work", by Derek Hudson, pg. 66). ***DESCRIPTION: this limited edition volume is bound in full vellum with gilt lettering and a gilt depiction of Peter Pan riding a goat (which he did every night in Kensington Gardens) on the front board, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom edges of text pages uncut, brown pictorial endpapers with map of Kensington Gardens on the front free endpaper, limitation page follows the front free endpaper, decorative title page, frontispiece plus 49 other coloured plates (all at the rear) each with its lettered tissue-guard and mounted on heavy brown paper, decorative initial capitals; 11.5" tall; (i)-x, 1-120, all text in French, the 49 plates follow the text. ***CONDITION: Overall near fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, the vellum binding is clean and supple, there is the minimal bowing typical of vellum boards; the original ribbon ties are lacking, there are faint ghosts of several pieces of old cello tape on the pastedown endpapers, and the bottom rear corner is somewhat rubbed. ***International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover our costs, please contact us for details. Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell; please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.

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        Het leven en de wonderbaare gevallen van Robinson Crusoe, behelzende onder andere ongehoorde uitkomsten een verhaal van zyn agt en twintig jaarig verblyf op een onbewoond eiland, gelegen op de kust van America bij de mond van de rivier Oronooque. [vol. 2:] Tweede deel der wonderbare levensgevallen van Robinson Crusoe, behelzende behalven een verhaal van het gepasseerde op zyn eilandt gedurende zyn afwezen, zyne tweede togt derwaarts; benevens zyn te rug-reis door Persien, China, Tartaryen en Mos

      8°: [vol. 1:] pi 2 * 6 A-Z 8 2A-2B 8 (2B4+chi 2) 2C-2Y 8 2Z 6 (-2Z6), gepag.: [16] 392 (2) 393-730 pp. Frontispiece, uitslaande kaart en 12 gegraveerde platen. [vol. 2:] * 4 A-Z 8 2A-2P 8, gepag.: [8] 608 pp. Uitslaande kaart en 8 gegraveerde platen. [vol. 3:] pi 2 * 6 2* 4 (-2*4) A-Z 8 2A-2T 8 2V 4 (-2V4), gepag.: [22] 678 pp. Twee frontispieces, twee uitslaande wereldkaarten en 26 gegraveerde platen. De drie titelpagina's in rood en zwart gedrukt. Modern perkament en nieuwe schutbladen. Enkele pagina's gerepareerd. Lit.: Staverman, Robinson Crusoë in Nederland (Groningen 1907); Kruseman, Aanteekeningen betreffende de boekhandel van Noord-Nederand in de 17e en 18e eeuw (Amsterdam 1893) Mateboer 974-01, 974-02, 975-03; Muller 162 (alleen 2e deel); Scheepers II, 496; Staverman A1; De Vries 228; Forum III, 1526 (2e deel) en 1527 (3e deel) Zeer zeldzame complete set van de eerste Nederlandse vertaling van 'Robinson Crusoë', ongetwijfeld een van de bekendste boeken uit de wereldliteratuur. Al direct na verschijning in 1719 was het een overweldigend succes. Ontelbare keren is het boek sindsdien herdrukt (in Engeland alleen al ongeveer 200 keer), vertaald, nagevolgd en verfilmd. De hoofdpersoon heeft zijn naam gegeven aan een literair genre, de robinsonade, waarmee een boek wordt aangeduid waarin het leven op een afgelegen plek centraal staat. Het enthousiasme waarmee 'Robinson Crusoë' werd ontvangen is waarschijnlijk vooral te danken aan de gedetailleerde beschrijvingen in een eenvoudige, onopgesmukte taal. Die maakten het verhaal voor het lezerspubliek van die tijd heel geloofwaardig: men beschouwde het algemeen als een waar gebeurde geschiedenis. Nog in hetzelfde jaar volgden de 'Farther adventures'. Dat mist het realistische karakter van het eerste deel, maar werd toch met onverminderd enthousiasme ontvangen. Het derde deel dat Defoe in 1720 publiceerde en dat hier in tweede druk wordt aangeboden , is van heel andere aard; het bevat wijsgerige en godsdienstige beschouwingen waarin weliswaar af en toe wordt gerefereerd aan de eerste twee delen, maar die in feite helemaal op zichzelf staan. Het is dan ook nooit populair geworden en maar zelden herdrukt. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) heeft zeer veel geschreven, als literator, politiek pamflettist en journalist, maar als schrijver van 'Robinson Crusoë' wordt hij beschouwd als de vader van de roman in Engeland. De firma Janssoons van Waesberge was een van de belangrijkste uitgevers en drukkers van haar tijd. Zij was actief in Amsterdam van 1674 tot 1750. Kruseman: Haar drukkerij werd wat voortreffelijkheid aangaat gelijk gesteld met die van de Elsevier's en de Blaeu's. L0755

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        In English homes: the internal character, furniture, & adornments of some of the most notable houses of England, historically depicted from photographs specially taken by Charles Latham / The letterpress [vols 2&3] ed. and an intr. ... (Truncated)

      London : Country Life & George Newnes; New York, Charles Scribner, 1907, Hardcover, Vol. I 2nd edition ,vvols. II & III first edition. Full Book Title: In English homes: the internal character, furniture, & adornments of some of the most notable houses of England, historically depicted from photographs specially taken by Charles Latham / The letterpress [vols 2&3] ed. and an intr. written by H. Avray Tipping. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked pictorial cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 3 vols, vol.1, 2nd edn. Subjects; Chartles Latham. Furniture. Homes. English. Inventory No: 240498.

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        The Secret Agent - A Simple Tale.

      Methuen, London., 1907. First edition. Octavo. pp [vi], 442. 40-page publisher's catalogue, dated September 1907, at rear. Red cloth with gilt decoration to spine.Bookplate (A. Beresford Ryley) on front pastedown. A bit of foxing to prelims. Very good indeed.

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        Fabric Swatch Books 1907, 1912, 1913 & 1915

      4to. 4 manuscript volumes. Each volume cloth backed over marbled paper covered boards, all volumes inscribed by hand throughout, with varying degrees of deterioration, all four books have been heavily used, neat excisions of some gatherings. Three notebooks seemingly purchased from booksellers in Roubaix, Northern France, which have been filled with contemporary fabric swatches pasted onto each leaf, and extensively annotated with specifications, prices and other details. Perhaps used by a tailor, but most probably a cloth merchant showing off his seasonal wares. The books have been penned in a consistent hand, and occasionally edited (with varying levels of animosity) by other contemporary users. Each volume has suffered externally to an extent from being carried about and used at the time, but all retain the vast majority of the original fabric samples on the present pages, and the commercial bookplates indicating where each notebook was purchased. The number of swatches per book varies, but is over 600 for both the 1913 and 1915 volumes, and more than 250 for the 1907 and 1912 texts, for a total of around 1700 individual examples.

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        Grace George.

      New York: The Metropolitan Printing Company/ William A. Brady. 1907 - Poster. 32.5 x 24.5 inches. Tear lower right corner.

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        Grant of arms donated by Sir Fames Balfour Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms, to miss Agnes Nisbet Johnston of Millbank in the Parish of Urr and Stewardry of Kirkcudbright (Scotland), is allowed to use the coat-of-arms of her grandfather Robert Johnston, the dispossessed proprietor of Duchrae.

      British Empire, Edinburgh, d.d. 12 February 1907. Vellum charter, Good condition. 43x60 cm. Manuscript text and calligraphy, with the hand coloured, partly in gold, coat-of-arms of the Johnston family. Original signature of Balfour Paul and his wax seal in a copper disc shaped casing. Encased in a made to fit oblong wooden case, with metal closing mechanism and clothed with red linen, decorated in gold with EVIIR initials and crowns. Miss Agnes Johnston is the eldest daughter of Samual Johnston of Millbank and his wife Hannah Barron (daughter of Joseph Barron and Rachel Atherton, Standish) and in the end related to Robert Johnston mentioned as the dispossessed proprietor of Duchrae. The charter allows Miss Johnston and her relatives to use the Johnston coat-of-arms. H95.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Carry A. Nation") to Will Carleton

      Washington, DC 1907 - 1 vols. 8vo. "Dear Mr. Carelton, No tubes yet. Tell the firm to send them to me at Washington City -or return my $2 and oblige / Carry A. Nation / A good New Year to you.".

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        THE SHORTER POEMS OF ROBERT BRIDGES

      Geo. Bell & Sons, London 1907 - 175 x 111 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 3/8"). 2 p.l., 116 pp., [1] leaf (ads). VERY PRETTY CONTEMPORARY DARK GREEN MOROCCO, INLAID AND GILT, covers with fillet frame, inlaid red morocco tulip cornerpieces, large central oval of gracefully entwined gilt vines and leaves terminating in red morocco tulips and accented with gilt circlets (the covers with a total of 52 inlaid blooms), raised bands, spine compartments adorned with gilt leaves and circlets, gilt titling and turn-ins (rear turn-in with binder's stamp of "B L M"[?]), top edge gilt. Front free endpaper with ink ownership inscription of Desmond MacCarthy, dated December 1, 1947 (see below). Spine sunned to an olive brown (as almost inevitably with green morocco), boards slightly splayed, isolated spots of foxing to opening leaves, two leaves with tiny marginal holes, other trivial imperfections, but a very pretty copy in excellent condition, fresh and clean internally, and the attractive binding bright and with only minimal wear. In an extremely pleasing and ably executed amateur binding, this is an edition of an extremely popular poetry collection with ties to the Bloomsbury Group both through its author and its former owner. Poet Robert Bridges (1844-1930) had written verse since childhood, and continued to do so while studying and practicing medicine. He was friends with a number of writers, musicians, and other artists, including architect Alfred Waterhouse, whose daughter he married. Through his younger wife, Bridges became acquainted with a new generation of literary artists--among them Roger Fry, Virginia Woolf, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Robert Graves, and E. M. Forster--to whom he gave his support and encourgement. This collection of his shorter works was first published in 1890 and often reprinted (including in augmented form in 1896 and after). This popular acceptance, followed by the impressive sales of his "Poetical Works" (1912), was a major factor in his appointment as Poet Laureate in 1913. The very pleasing binding here is well designed and executed with considerable skill, though we do not know the identity of the binder. Marianne Tidcombe suggests that it may have been done by a pupil of Sangorski & Sutcliffe--perhaps male, based on the tools and design. Our former owner, literary reviewer and drama critic Desmond MacCarthy (1877-1952), had friends in common with Bridges, including Fry, Woolf, and Forster, so it is quite possible that the two were acquainted, despite the difference in their ages. MacCarthy's wife Molly is credited with coining the nickname "Bloomsbury Group." In an extremely pleasing and ably executed amateur binding, this is an edition of an extremely popular poetry collection with ties to the Bloomsbury Group both through its author and its former owner. Poet Robert Bridges (1844-1930) had written verse since childhood, and continued to do so while studying and practicing medicine. He was friends with a number of writers, musicians, and other artists, including architect Alfred Waterhouse, whose daughter he married. Through his younger wife, Bridges became acquainted with a new generation of literary artists--among them Roger Fry, Virginia Woolf, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Robert Graves, and E. M. Forster--to whom he gave his support and encourgement. This collection of his shorter works was first published in 1890 and often reprinted (including in augmented form in 1896 and after). This popular acceptance, followed by the impressive sales of his "Poetical Works" (1912), was a major factor in his appointment as Poet Laureate in 1913. The very pleasing binding here is well designed and executed with considerable skill, though we do not know the identity of the binder. Marianne Tidcombe suggests that it may have been done by a pupil of Sangorski & Sutcliffe--perhaps male, based on the tools and design. Our former owner, literary reviewer and drama critic Desmond MacCarthy (1877-1952), had friends in common with Bridges, including Fry, Woolf, and Forster

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        The Life of Tom Morris

      London: T. Werner Laurie,, [1907]. With glimpses of St Andrews and its golfing celebrities. Twenty-seven illustrations. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt titles and illustration in black to spine, titles in black and colour illustration to front cover, publisher's device and illustration in black to rear cover, Title page printed in blue and black. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, and 25 plates. Spine gently rolle, minor wear to extremities, top edge dust toned, a couple of faint marks to covers, a small bump to bottom edge, occasional light foxing, a very good copy. First edition, first impression. This work was dedicated to Old Tom Morris (1821–1908), "the epitome of the canny Scottish golfer" and "golf's greatest icon", on the event of his 87th birthday (ODNB).

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        Beyond Good and Evil

      Edinburgh and London: T N Foulis 1907 - xv, 268pp. With 3 pp ads. Authorized translation by Helen Zimmern. Introduction by Thomas Common. With Foulis and Good European Society title pages. Original dark blue cloth cloth lettered gilt. Binding somewhat rubbed at edges and head and foot of spine. Endpapers rather browned with some cracking to hinges. C E M Joad's copy with his ownership signature and Hampstead address on front endpaper dated October 1921. Some notes in Joad's hand in the text and on the final two endpapers, mostly in pencil. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Het leven en de wonderbaare gevallen van Robinson Crusoe, behelzende onder andere ongehoorde uitkomsten een verhaal van zyn agt en twintig jaarig verblyf op een onbewoond eiland, gelegen op de kust van America bij de mond van de rivier Oronooque. [vol. 2:] Tweede deel der wonderbare levensgevallen van Robinson Crusoe, behelzende behalven een verhaal van het gepasseerde op zyn eilandt gedurende zyn afwezen, zyne tweede togt derwaarts; benevens zyn te rug-reis door Persien, China, Tartaryen en Mos

      - 8°: [vol. 1:] pi 2 * 6 A-Z 8 2A-2B 8 (2B4+chi 2) 2C-2Y 8 2Z 6 (-2Z6), gepag.: [16] 392 (2) 393-730 pp. Frontispiece, uitslaande kaart en 12 gegraveerde platen. [vol. 2:] * 4 A-Z 8 2A-2P 8, gepag.: [8] 608 pp. Uitslaande kaart en 8 gegraveerde platen. [vol. 3:] pi 2 * 6 2* 4 (-2*4) A-Z 8 2A-2T 8 2V 4 (-2V4), gepag.: [22] 678 pp. Twee frontispieces, twee uitslaande wereldkaarten en 26 gegraveerde platen. De drie titelpagina's in rood en zwart gedrukt. Modern perkament en nieuwe schutbladen. Enkele pagina's gerepareerd. Lit.: Staverman, Robinson Crusoë in Nederland (Groningen 1907); Kruseman, Aanteekeningen betreffende de boekhandel van Noord-Nederand in de 17e en 18e eeuw (Amsterdam 1893) Mateboer 974-01, 974-02, 975-03; Muller 162 (alleen 2e deel); Scheepers II, 496; Staverman A1; De Vries 228; Forum III, 1526 (2e deel) en 1527 (3e deel) Zeer zeldzame complete set van de eerste Nederlandse vertaling van 'Robinson Crusoë', ongetwijfeld een van de bekendste boeken uit de wereldliteratuur. Al direct na verschijning in 1719 was het een overweldigend succes. Ontelbare keren is het boek sindsdien herdrukt (in Engeland alleen al ongeveer 200 keer), vertaald, nagevolgd en verfilmd. De hoofdpersoon heeft zijn naam gegeven aan een literair genre, de robinsonade, waarmee een boek wordt aangeduid waarin het leven op een afgelegen plek centraal staat. Het enthousiasme waarmee 'Robinson Crusoë' werd ontvangen is waarschijnlijk vooral te danken aan de gedetailleerde beschrijvingen in een eenvoudige, onopgesmukte taal. Die maakten het verhaal voor het lezerspubliek van die tijd heel geloofwaardig: men beschouwde het algemeen als een waar gebeurde geschiedenis. Nog in hetzelfde jaar volgden de 'Farther adventures'. Dat mist het realistische karakter van het eerste deel, maar werd toch met onverminderd enthousiasme ontvangen. Het derde deel dat Defoe in 1720 publiceerde en dat hier in tweede druk wordt aangeboden , is van heel andere aard; het bevat wijsgerige en godsdienstige beschouwingen waarin weliswaar af en toe wordt gerefereerd aan de eerste twee delen, maar die in feite helemaal op zichzelf staan. Het is dan ook nooit populair geworden en maar zelden herdrukt. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) heeft zeer veel geschreven, als literator, politiek pamflettist en journalist, maar als schrijver van 'Robinson Crusoë' wordt hij beschouwd als de vader van de roman in Engeland. De firma Janssoons van Waesberge was een van de belangrijkste uitgevers en drukkers van haar tijd. Zij was actief in Amsterdam van 1674 tot 1750. Kruseman: Haar drukkerij werd wat voortreffelijkheid aangaat gelijk gesteld met die van de Elsevier's en de Blaeu's. L0755

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        Brief mit Original-Unterschrift von Gustav Mahler

      - Brief, diktiert, mit Original-Signatur von Gustav Mahler in seiner Funktion als k.k. Hofoperndirektor. Datiert auf den 9. Juni 1907. - Original-Kuvert liegt bei. (Herkunft genau bekannt.) . Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. --- Gustav Mahler (1860 in Kalischt, Böhmen - 1911 in Wien) war ein österreichischer Komponist im Übergang von der Spätromantik zur Moderne. Er war nicht nur einer der bedeutendsten Komponisten der Spätromantik, sondern auch einer der berühmtesten Dirigenten seiner Zeit und als Operndirektor ein bedeutender Reformer des Musiktheaters. -- Im April 1897 konnte er den Vertrag mit der Hofoper in Wien unterzeichnen. Von 1897 bis 1907 hatte Mahler die in Europa herausragende Stellung des ersten Kapellmeisters und Direktors des Wiener Opernhauses inne. -- (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland)

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        Brief mit Original-Unterschrift von Gustav Mahler + Programmzettel der Staatsoper in Wien aus den Jahren 1903 bis 1919

      Kurzer Brief, diktiert, mit Original-Signatur von Gustav Mahler in seiner Funktion als k.k. Hofoperndirektor. Datiert auf den 12. Juni 1907. - Original-Kuvert liegt bei. (Herkunft genau bekannt.) . Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. (ein Urgroßvater war Kabinetts-Sekretär in der Kabinetts-Kanzlei seiner Majestät Kaiser Franz Joseph, Baron ... usw.) --- Gustav Mahler (1860 in Kalischt, Böhmen - 1911 in Wien) war ein österreichischer Komponist im Übergang von der Spätromantik zur Moderne. Er war nicht nur einer der bedeutendsten Komponisten der Spätromantik, sondern auch einer der berühmtesten Dirigenten seiner Zeit und als Operndirektor ein bedeutender Reformer des Musiktheaters. -- Im April 1897 konnte er den Vertrag mit der Hofoper in Wien unterzeichnen. Von 1897 bis 1907 hatte Mahler die in Europa herausragende Stellung des ersten Kapellmeisters und Direktors des Wiener Opernhauses inne. -- Desweiteren 310 Programmzettel / Handzettel k.k. Hof-Operntheater in Wien (also tlw aus der Zeit von Gustav Mahler als Direktor der Wiener Oper), ca. A4+, desweiteren 3 Faltkarten / Einladungskarten Theatre Pare 2. Dezember 1908 mit div. Platzkarten usw. (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland) - Weitere Fotos gerne per Mail!

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        Base Ball In Cincinnati (1/500 copies only of the first edition)

      Privately Printed, Cincinnati 1907 - Black cloth lettered and decorated in red with design of original 1869 Red Stockings player front panel. 277 pp. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates of rare images of teams, ball parks, executives and players. A tight, bright example, trace of rubbing to the front red stamping. Elegant vintage small bookplate front free endpaper and bookseller ticket corner of front pastedown. Many of the photographs appearing here, including both 1868-1869 images and also images of original players in later years taken especially for this work), are still found nowhere else. After outlining early, pre-professional baseball in and around Cincinnati, this work explores the building and dominance of the first openly professional team, the Red Stocking Base Ball Club, a team so powerful that it went undefeated from late 1868, through the entire 1869 season, and half of the following season. Led by one of the Father's of Baseball, manager and center fielder Harry Wright and his brother, star shortstop George Wright, this legendary group rolled over all opposition until losing an extra inning game to the Brooklyn Atlantics in June, 1870. Final section covers Cincinnati ball from 1876 to 1908. A cornerstone of any serious baseball library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Portrait photograph of author Ian Maclaren, three-quarters length seated, in jacket with top hat in hand

      Philadelphia: C. Houstin Goudiss, 1907. Gelatin silver print, triple mounted, with C. Houston Goudis blindstamp and Goldensky blindstamp on mount, INSCRIBED by Maclaren beneath image ("Yours Faithfully, Ian MacLaren"). Image: 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. Fine, with some toning and edgewear to mount. Gelatin silver print, triple mounted, with C. Houston Goudis blindstamp and Goldensky blindstamp on mount, INSCRIBED by Maclaren beneath image ("Yours Faithfully, Ian MacLaren"). Image: 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. Maclaren was the pseudonym of Presbyterian pastor and Scotsman John Watson (1850-1907). He earned popular (but decidedly not critical) success in 1894 with BESIDE THE BONNIE BRIER BUSH - "The combination of sentimentality, humour, and religion in a rural Scottish setting proved a successful formula both in Britain and North America and Watson achieved instant fame" (ODNB). Maclaren also enjoyed great popularity in the United States as a lecturer-this photograph, by the prominent Philadelphia portrait photographer Elias Goldensky, captures Maclaren during his third and final American lecture tour. Often in ill-health, he would suffer a fatal case of tonsilitis during the tour and die unexpectedly in Iowa.

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        Pride and Prejudice.

      Dent, London., 1907. First edition thus: the twenty-four colour plates by C.E. Brock were fully revised from his designs of 1895. Octavo. pp xiv, 336. Original pale green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt; top edge gilt.Free endpapers tanned. A fine copy in the very scarce dustwrapper which is near-fine, slightly darkened at the spine and very slightly nicked and rubbed. A spectacular copy.

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        Experimental And Theoretical Applications Of Thermodynamics To Chemistry

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Poor. Diagrams . 1st Printing X, 123 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Fine, No Wear, Gilt Brilliant, No Marks, In The Original Glassine Dj, Chipped And Torn, Some Loose Pieces Retained.

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        The Life of Tom Morris. With glimpses of St Andrews and its golfing celebrities. Twenty-seven illustrations.

      London: T. Werner Laurie, [1907] - Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt titles and illustration in black to spine, titles in black and colour illustration to front cover, publisher's device and illustration in black to rear cover, Spine gently rolle, minor wear to extremities, top edge dust toned, a couple of faint marks to covers, a small bump to bottom edge, occasional light foxing, a very good copy. Title page printed in blue and black. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, and 25 plates. First edition, first impression. This work was dedicated to Old Tom Morris (1821–1908), "the epitome of the canny Scottish golfer" and "golf's greatest icon", on the event of his 87th birthday (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Famous Hypothetical Question in the Trial of Harry K Thaw.

      1907 - Thaw, Harry K. Insanity Defense Prevails in the Thaw's Trial for the Murder of Stanford White [Trial]. Thaw, Harry Kendall [1871-1947], Defendant. Jerome, William Travers [1859-1934], District Attorney. Francis P. Garvan [1875-1937], Assistant District Attorney. The Famous Hypothetical Question in the Trial of Harry K. Thaw for the Murder of Stanford White. [New York]: Boehm & Rathbone, [1907]. [vii], 39 pp. Portrait frontispiece (of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw) with tissue overlay. Illustrated throughout with black and white and color images and facsimiles. Quarto (11" x 8"). Reversed calf with yapp edges, gilt title panel to front board, marbled endpapers, text block re-cased. Light rubbing to boards, light fading in places, heavier wear to extremities with some wear to spine ends. Light toning to text, faint offsetting from color images in a few places. A handsome copy. $2,500. * "Edition-De-Luxe" limited to 250 copies, this No. 21. With marginal illustrations and facsimiles on every page. Presented as a lavishly-illustrated "Statement of the Facts," this work, written by the District Attorney, William Travers Jerome, and an Assistant District Attorney, Francis P. Garvan, uses court transcripts to form a narrative about Harry K. Thaw's murder of the great architect Stanford White and the subsequent trial. Henry K. Thaw, millionaire with a history of mental instability, married Evelyn Nesbit, a young New York showgirl who had previously been involved with White. Plagued by jealousy, Thaw repeatedly beat and raped Nesbit in an attempt to erase any memory of the prior relationship. Then, in 1906, at a Madison Square Garden premiere, Thaw shot Stanford White three times at close range, without provocation. At the trial, Thaw's lawyers offered an insanity defense. After the first jury was unable to reach a verdict, the second jury acquitted Thaw on the grounds of temporary insanity, making this case one of the most perplexing and controversial of the 20th century. As a sensational trial involving a millionaire, a famous architect and a glamorous former showgirl, this case inspired countless contemporary newspaper articles, pamphlets and scandal sheets. It was also the subject of several subsequent studies and fictional works, such as the 1955 movie The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and E.L. Doctorow's novel Ragtime (1975). OCLC locat. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MOSBY'S MEN

      New York: Neale Publishing Company, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. The Neale Publishing Company, New York. 1907. First edition. 180 pages. Frontis portrait of Mosby, 13 portrait plates. Light brown cloth with cover and spine titles in gilt. Top edge gilt. Deckled edges. A beautiful copy with ruled border and bright gilt titles, interior bright with a bit of browning to the deckled edges. A near fine copy. Scarce. The author was in Company A of Mosby's Rangers and provides a first hand account in a lively and well written style. With a photo from a magazine laid in of Colonel Mosby with his grand-daughter probably taken around 1912. Mosby was a legendary battalion commander from Virginia who was part guerilla, part ninja, renowned for his ability to effect daring, inconceivably dangerous strikes into Union-held camps with lightning speed, and then disappear. Mosby was acting under the direct authority of General Robert E. Lee who in 1863 had granted Mosby permission to set up the company (under the Partisan Ranger Act of 1862). By 1864, Mosby's Rangers (also Mosby's Men, or Mosby's Command) had expanded to around 400 men, consisting of six cavalry companies and one artillery company. But this battalion's personnel was regarded by more traditional military men more as "glorified thieves" rather than soldiers. Nonetheless, their ability to annoy and distract, and to force the expense to the Union of committing vast resources to prepare and outwit Mosby's Men, made them a force to be reckoned with. One of their most celebrated raids was the derailing of a train and taking a $170,000 payroll from the paymasters of Sheridan's army. Each of the 80 raiders received $2100 share, though Mosby himself took nothing....(Munson).

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        Grant of arms donated by Sir Fames Balfour Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms, to miss Agnes Nisbet Johnston of Millbank in the Parish of Urr and Stewardry of Kirkcudbright (Scotland), is allowed to use the coat-of-arms of her grandfather Robert Johnston, the dispossessed proprietor of Duchrae.

      - British Empire, Edinburgh, d.d. 12 February 1907. Vellum charter, Good condition. 43x60 cm. Manuscript text and calligraphy, with the hand coloured, partly in gold, coat-of-arms of the Johnston family. Original signature of Balfour Paul and his wax seal in a copper disc shaped casing. Encased in a made to fit oblong wooden case, with metal closing mechanism and clothed with red linen, decorated in gold with EVIIR initials and crowns. Miss Agnes Johnston is the eldest daughter of Samual Johnston of Millbank and his wife Hannah Barron (daughter of Joseph Barron and Rachel Atherton, Standish) and in the end related to Robert Johnston mentioned as the dispossessed proprietor of Duchrae. The charter allows Miss Johnston and her relatives to use the Johnston coat-of-arms. H95

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        The Golliwogg's Christmas

      London: Longmans, Green & Co.. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1907. First. Hardback. Illustrated off-white boards; a little marked; corners a little bumped. Green cloth spine; intact, but a trifle worn. Front joint nearly exposed, but text block intact (ie no pp loose), though frail - needs careful handling. The colour illustrations remain fresh, and the pp are pleasingly clear of any long-ago childish scribbles, the usual fate of illustrated books for children! ; Landscape 4to (11" x 9"); 62 pages .

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        The South Polar Times.

      London & Cambridge: Smith, Elder, & Co., [volume IV:] Scott Polar Research Institute,, 1907–14 & 2010. 4 volumes, quarto. Original navy blue cloth, titles gilt to spines and upper boards, inset coloured pictorial decoration to upper boards within gilt rope-twist borders, all edges gilt. Profusely illustrated with chromolithographic and black and white plates - some mounted, a number from Ponting photographs - and text illustrations, including caricatures and silhouettes of expedition members. Volume I slightly rumpled at head of spine, fore-edge of half-title and frontispiece stained and a little ragged; volume II spine slightly rolled; volume III spine slightly rolled and with a few nicks to extremities; minor marks and abrasions to bindings of volume I-III, and scattered foxing across the three volumes; volume IV in excellent condition. First collected edition. Volumes I and II limited to 250 copies (these both numbered 192), volume III limited to 350 copies (this numbered 261); volume IV number 192 of 500 copies. "A visually exact reproduction of The South Polar Times originally issued during the Antarctic expeditions of Robert F. Scott, the first two volumes were published in 1907 with a preface by Scott. The original had been edited and printed by Ernest Shackleton who produced five issues between April and August 1902, each in a single typewritten copy. After Scott sent Shackleton home in March 1903 the next volume was edited by Louis Bernacchi, from April to August. Edward Wilson was the principal illustrator, though contributions and illustrations came from both officers and crew." (Books on Ice). The third volume was edited by Apsley Cherry-Garrard during Scott's last expedition of 1911, and published in 1914. Together they form what is perhaps the most personal of the printed documents to have come out of the Heroic Era of Antarctic exploration, revealing the often contradictory aspects of the participant's personalities. As Scott explained in his preface, publication was proposed in "March 1902 [when] we were busily preparing for our first Antarctic winter as we watched the sun sinking towards its long rest. We knew that daylight would shortly disappear for four whole months, and our thoughts turned naturally to the long dark period before us and the means by which we could lighten its monotony." The expedition scientists were to "write luminously on their special subjects, and to record scientific events of general interest", while "lighter matter" indulging "any shy vein of sentiment or humour that might exist among us" was encouraged under "the cloak of anonymity." The exercise certainly seems to have achieved its aim, as Scott recounts; "I can see again a row of heads bent over a fresh monthly number to scan the latest efforts of our artists, and I can hear the hearty laughter at the sallies of our humorists and the general chaff when some sly allusion found its way home." The fourth volume was never previously published, and is a facsimile of the text held by the Scott Polar Institute, accompanied by an extensive introduction by Ann Savours which details the production of the South Polar Times. Clean, bright sets that can be handled with some degree of impunity, such as this, are distinctly uncommon. The weight of the text-blocks, which would tax even traditionally bound volumes, has in most cases certainly proved too much for the gutta percha bindings which are "now mostly perished" (Taurus). In this set off-setting from the chromolithographs is minimal, with only one trace of the adhesion often found (volume II); and the "handsome bindings", with "finely coloured printed scenes" and striking gilt-work, remain large free of scratching and scuffing, with inner joints not cracked. In all an excellent set of this important record of the human side of polar endeavour.

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