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        Is Mars Habitable? A Critical Examination of Professor Percival Lowell's Book “Mars and Its Canal,” with an Alternative Explanation.

      London:: Macmillan, 1907.. 8vo. xii, 110, [2 ads.] pp. Frontis., 1 plate. Original green gilt-stamped cloth. Ownership signature of A.S. Heard. Fine. First edition. Contemporary riposte to the theories of Lowell regarding the possibility of life on Mars and the interpretation of canals on its surface. Written in refute to Percival Lowell's Mars and Its Canals, 1906, this treatise presents the author's belief that life, as we know it, cannot exist elsewhere in the universe. Wallace (1823-1913) was a brilliant creative thinker and naturalist. He rarely avoided controversy and was at his best while collecting evidence against an argument. By doing so, he greatly enriched science. Charles H. Smith noted about this volume, “For many years one of Wallace's least remembered books, Is Mars Habitable? is increasingly being recognized as one of the first examples of the proper application of the scientific method to the study of extraterrestrial atmospheres and geography--that is, as one of the pioneer works in the field of exobiology.”

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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        A Catalogue of Stars: From Observations Made at the Perth Observatory, Western Australia(CONVOLUTE of 5 vols./ 5 Teile) - Vol.I: 420 standard stars between 31° & 41° south declination for the Equinox 1905\'0/ Vol.II: 1625 stars between 39° and 41° south declination for the equinox 1900.0/ Vol.III: 1846 stars between 33° and 35° south declination for the equinox 1900.0/ Vol.IV: 2047 stars between 31° and 33° south declination for the equinox 1900.0/ Vol.V: 2043 stars between 35° and 37° south declination for the equinox 1900.0.

      Simpson; 1907 - 1911. Gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier nachgedunkelt; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 5 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        [ORIGINAL PROSPECTUS FOR] THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN BEING A SERIES OF VOLUMES PICTURING AND DESCRIBING THE INDIANS OF THE UNITED STATES AND ALASKA

      [Cambridge, Ma, 1907. [20]pp., plus two photographic plates. Large quarto. Original printed wrappers, sewn as issued. Wrappers somewhat dust soiled, with short split at head of spine and light edge wear. Internally clean, images fine. Nearly very good. A scarce large promotional pamphlet advertising Edward Curtis' photographic masterpiece, THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN. Curtis was fascinated with the story of the American Indian from an early age, honing his knowledge of them and skill as a photographer on numerous scientific expeditions in the 1890s. With the enthusiastic backing of President Theodore Roosevelt (who wrote the foreword), Curtis evolved his plan for a comprehensive work which would illustrate his romantic vision of American Indian life before the disastrous impact of European contact. He obtained the patronage of J. Pierpont Morgan, whose support (and later that of his son), enabled the project to go forward. What had originally been projected to take five or six years stretched to twenty-three, consumed $1,200,000 (a third in subsidy from the Morgans), and crawled to a conclusion only in 1930, leaving Curtis a broken and bankrupt man. Nonetheless, he succeeded in accomplishing his grand design, and his work remains his monument. This prospectus is printed entirely on Van Gelder paper, the stock used for the majority of the run of the printed set. It contains a description of the project and an outline of the publishing plan, the one page foreword and endorsement by Theodore Roosevelt, the general introduction to the work written by Curtis, and several sample text leaves from the first volume of the series. It also includes examples of two photogravures from that volume, "The Oath - Apsaroke" and "Navajo Medicine-Man." Rare in and of itself, this prospectus is an attractive sample for one of the most expensive and difficult to obtain works in the field of Western Americana. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 234 (ref).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Novels of the Sisters Bronte The works include: Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Shirley, Villette, etc

      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1907.. The desirable Thornton Edition. 12 volumes. Octavo. Illustrated with numerous plates consisting of photographic reproductions of Bronte country. Handsomely bound in recent brown half morocco with red and green title labels, gilt tooling to spines, matching brown cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A clean, fine set, inside and out.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Olaf Gulbransson: Germania in Nöten (Originalzeichnung)

      1907 - Bleistift, Tusche und Gouache auf Karton. 39 x 29 cm. Rechts unten signiert. Veröffentlicht:  Simplicissimus. Jahrgang 12 (1907), Heft 38, Seite 636 Text: „Wo soll ich noch all die Milch hernehmen?!“ Provenienz: Nachlass Olaf Gulbransson [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        SUPERBE ALBUM 1907 DES AUTOMOBILES BERLIET LYON

      - SUPERBE ALBUM 1907 DES AUTOMOBILES BERLIET LYON

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        THE TOY SHOP. Verses by Walter Copeland. Drawings by Charles Robinson.

      [44] pages. Illustrated in colour throughout. Pictorial paper-covered boards. 80 x 65 mm. First edition. Read board, spine, and rear endpaper in facsimile; else a very good copy of a very scarce title. The facsimile work has been done so well, we purchased the book without even realising it had been done.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        [Photo Album]: Vassar

      Poughkeepsie, New York. circa 1907-1910s. Oblong octavo. Brown leather over paper boards measuring 8" x 6". A collection of 144 sepia toned and black and white photographs affixed to stiff black paper with a very few loose ones laid in, contains only a single caption. Various sizes including 2" x 3", 4" x 3.25", 3.5" x 3.5", and others. Good only with detached but present boards, worn edges, heavy rubbing, and the first page detached, photos are clear with very slight curling. From the single caption and photos of a college campus, most notably what appears to be the Thompson Memorial Library, the album is presumably from a woman attending Vassar College. The album depicts dorm rooms as well as women picnicking, hanging bird houses, and posing around the campus. In one group a throng on women is marching around carrying a sign that says "1907." Further along in the book are photos of boating trips, bicycle repairs, and a few night shots, one of which is of a bolt of lightening. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Visit of His Imperial Japanese Highness Prince Fushimi to the Ordnance Works at Erith, of Messrs. Vickers Sons and Maxim, Limited. 15th May, 1907. TOGETHER WITH The Visit of His Imperial Japanese Highness Prince Fushimi to the Naval Construction Works at Barrow-in-Furness of Messrs. Vickers Sons and Maxim, Limited. 21st May, 1907.

      London.: Published by "Engineering". Printed by Ye Bedford Presse.. 1907.. 2 volumes. Ordnance Works: 30 fine photogravure images on 14 leaves of which 6 are full page, plate marks, 14 explanatory pages of text. Naval Construction Works: Full page black and white plan of the Naval Construction Works, Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd with red line indicating the route of Prince Fushimi's extensive visit, full page view of The Naval Construction Works, Barrow-in-Furness, and 15 other full page fine photogravure images and 1 plate of 3 images. 16 explanatory pages of text. Bound volumes handsomely presented in full leather, one red and the other black, gilt rules and dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Some rubbing at corners and head and tail of spine, red leather lightly marked in two places, occasional spotting. An old photocopy of a handwritten programme of the earlier section of the Prince's visit from May 4th to the 13th is loosely inserted. Very handsome volumes celebrating the visit of Prince Fushimi to two of the works of Messrs. Vickers Sons and Maxim in 1907. The Visit of His Imperial Japanese Highness Prince Fushimi to the Ordnance Works at Erith contains images showing demonstrations of use and in some cases the transportation of the following guns: 7.5in. and 6-in. Quick-Firing Guns; Light Naval Guns; 12-Pounder Naval Landing Gun; Large Field Guns and Howitzers; Twelve-pounder Field Gun; The "Pom-Pom" Field Gun; "Pom-Pom" Gun for Mountain Warfare; The Maxim Rifle Calibre Gun; Mountain Guns in Service; Manufacturing Quick-Firing Guns and their Mountings; Field-Gun Carriages; Manufacturing "Pom-Pom" Guns; Making "Maxim" Guns; Making Shells. These final five images were taken inside the works of Vickers Sons & Maxim. The Visit of His Imperial Japanese Highness Prince Fushimi to The Naval Construction Works at Barrow-in-Furness includes: a birds-eye view of The Naval Construction Works; the Battleship "Mikasa" for the Navy of His Imperial Japanese Majesty; The Battleship "Katori" for the Navy of His Imperial Japanese Majesty; Bow Guns of the Japanese Battleship "Katori"; The British Armoured Cruiser "King Alfred"; Torpedo-Boat Destroyer; A Royal Mail Passenger Steamer; Shipbuilding Berths; Armour Plate; Testing Guns for Warships; Naval Gun-Mounting Erecting Department; Manufacturing Naval Gun Mountings; Gun-Slide Department; Making Projectiles; Propelling Machinery; Fitting-Out Basin; 150-Ton Electric Crane Lifting a Submarine Boat. .

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        Wild Earth. A Book of Verse

      Dublin: Maunsel & Co., Limited, 1907. 39pp. Errata slip tipped in. Quarter cream cloth and brown paper boards, with black lettering to front board. Cloth grubby and discoloured, with darkened spine. Corners of boards with light wear. Offsetting to endpapers. Wear to inside around head of spine between the first two blanks. Small leather bookplate of Alva B. Gimbel on front endpaper. This copy signed by Padraic Colum, with a poem for Alva B. Gimbel, written in black ink verso of half title. Ink correction to the text made in black ink on page 38, to the word 'painting'. Text clean throughout otherwise but overall just a good copy only. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, Member ABAC, IOBA]
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        Pragmatism / A New Name For Some Old Ways Of Thinking / Popular Lectures On Philosophy By William James (In Dust Jacket)

      Longmans, Green, and Co., London 1907 - Xiii, 309 Pp.Tan Cloth With Printed Spine Label, Over Brown Cloth Covers, Top Edge Gilt. First English Edition, In Format Identical To American Edition. Book Is Lightly Worn, Spine With A Little Browning. Dust Jacket With Edge Wear, Completely Split Along Front Spine Edge But Holding Nicely In Dust Jacket Protector, Chipping At Corners, Some Light Soiling And Browning With Pronounced Browning To Spine, No Loss Of Lettering. Sidney Hook, In His Preface To Boorstin's Reprinting Of Selections From This Text In His American Primer (1966), States "William James's Pragmatism Is Indisputably The Most Important Book In American Philosophy. It Is Important Not So Much Because Of Its Profundity As Because Of Its Popular Influence. At Home And Especially Abroad It Is Accepted As Representative Of A Distinctly American Philosophy, And Is Considered A Work That Articulates With Candor And Dash Those Elements And Attitudes In The American Experience Which Transformed The Pioneers Of A Trackless Waste Into The Masters Of A Supremely Powerful Technological Civilization. Of The Delivery And Reception Of The Lectures At Columbia University, He Wrote That They Were 'Certainly The High Tide Of My Existence, So Far As Energizing And Being Recognized' Were Concerned." A Near Fine Copy Of The First British Edition, In The Very Scarce Brown Dustjacket , With Price 4/6 On Spine. Ownership Signature Dated 1917 Of Prominent Civil Engineer John Woods Beckman, Who With His Wife Gertrude Helped Nobel Prize Winner William Giaque To Further His Education And Academic Career; Later Inscribed By The Beckmans To Henry F. May, Prominent Historian Of American Intellectual Life In The Early Twentieth Century, In 1961. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Vassar

      Poughkeepsie, New York: , circa 1907-1910s. Poughkeepsie, New York. circa 1907-1910s. Oblong octavo. Brown leather over paper boards measuring 8" x 6". A collection of 144 sepia toned and black and white photographs affixed to stiff black paper with a very few loose ones laid in, contains only a single caption. Various sizes including 2" x 3", 4" x 3.25", 3.5" x 3.5", and others. Good only with detached but present boards, worn edges, heavy rubbing, and the first page detached, photos are clear with very slight curling. From the single caption and photos of a college campus, most notably what appears to be the Thompson Memorial Library, the album is presumably from a woman attending Vassar College. The album depicts dorm rooms as well as women picnicking, hanging bird houses, and posing around the campus. In one group a throng on women is marching around carrying a sign that says "1907." Further along in the book are photos of boating trips, bicycle repairs, and a few night shots, one of which is of a bolt of lightening. .

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        THE SHORTER POEMS OF ROBERT BRIDGES

      London: Geo. Bell & Sons, 1907. n. 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.". 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."

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        Cornelis Cornelisz Roobacker's scheepsjournaal Gamron-Basra (1645); de eerste reis der nederlanders door de perzische golf. In: Tijdschrift van het Koninklijk Nederlandsch Aardrijkskundig Genootschap.

      Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1907. - 8vo. (289)-405, 406-545 pp. With 2 folding maps and a folding table. Original printed wrappers. First edition. - In 1645, Captain Cornelis Roobacker set out from Bandar Abbas with two small Dutch ships for the first trading mission to Basra, which could only be reached with small vessels in the shallow waters of the upper end of the Gulf. Three logbooks of this expedition have survived in the Dutch General State Archives; the only one of these to be published is the logbook no. 280a, here edited for the first and only time by A. Hotz. Among the plates are a modern map of the Gulf region as well as a 17th century Dutch nautical chart which the editor errouneously attributed to Roobacker. "Roobacker's ships had English charts on board, but Roobacker complained that they were very inaccurate [. He] made a chart of his travels between Laraq and Basra, with marks of depths and accurate notes on geographic latitude. This chart shows his progress up to Bubiyan" (Slot, The Origins of Kuwait [1991], p. 18). - Occasional slight foxing; spine broken; plates loose. B. J. Slot, The Arabs of the Gulf 1602-1784, p. 11. OCLC 71448278. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mamatsi mgzavrebi [i.e. Brave Passengers]

      Progress, Tbilisi 1907 - [12] pp. 26x18 cm. Lithographed illustrated wrappers by unknown Armenian artist as well as plates and illustrations in text. Near fine. Minor stains on the wrapper. Very rare. The first edition of this Armenian folktale. Stepan Lisiciani (1865-1947) who adapted it for this book was an important figure for Armenian culture. Working as a teacher he also dedicated a lot of his time to ethnography. He was the founder of the first Armenian gymnasium in Tbilisi, later he wrote the textbook Lusaber. It was used in schools to learn Armenian language till 1960s. In 1924 he moved to Erevan where he founded Armenian Geographical Society. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Red Thumb Mark

      ondon- Collingwood Bros 1907 - A signed first edition of this work of detective fiction. Inscribed by the author. WIth a custom designed modern photocopied dustwrapper. This dustwrapper was not issued with the book originally, and was made later by a previous owner. We have kept the dustwrapper with the book to protect the detail to the boards. Richard Austin Freeman was a British writer of detective fiction, known for his series of novels following forensic investigator Dr Thorndyke. This is the first Thorndyke novel. Condition: Ina black cloth binding with white title and red thumb print to front board. In a custom amateur dustwrapper. Externally, smart with some light bumping to the extremities, with light wear to the head and tail of the spine and some light rubbing to the boards. Ex Librisbookplate to front pastedown. Signed by the author to the front free-endpaper. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages age toned but generally clean. Overall:VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        India Through the Stereoscope. A Journey through Hindustan conducted by James Ricalton Author of "China Through the Stereoscope". Stereographs made by the author.

      London: Underwood & Underwood 1907 - 8vo (18.5 x 12 cm). pp.383+[5]. Original brown cloth, titled in gilt to upper cover and spine, with pocket on lower board housing a booklet of 10 maps, 9 of which fold-out. 100 titled and numbered bistre stereographic photographs showing a mulititude of scenes and monuments in India with descriptions printed on the verso of each. Stereocards housed in a mock two volume book case, spine with twin gilt lettering and decoration. The photos carry copyright dates next to their captions on the recto, dated 1903; the descriptive texts on verso copyright dated 1904, the book is dated 1907. The rectos have a brief caption description of the scene, the verso a full page expanded description, and in the book the descriptions are further expanded to several pages per image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1907 : 1907 Original Hardback Wisden,

      1907. Hi and Welcome to our Store. We have sold many rare Wisdens through WisdenAuction so we are listing a few more spare early hardbacks and a full run of 1897-1948 in hardback, please enjoy them. -------------------------------------------------------------------- This lot is an 1907 Original Hardback Wisden. 10th Hardback! In Very Good+ Condition. This book is very nice, it has had no restoration, the front board is very nice with shiny, original gilt, the spine cloth is a little dark but the gilt is still shiny, internally it has strong hinges and very nice pastedowns and pages, this would be a 9 if it was not for 2 Sydney Pardon (Editor) book club stamps on the pastedowns, tightly bound and an excellent photoplate (no tissue paper and small, hard to notice tear, to next page).

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        Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile

      Dublin: Conradh na Gaeilge. Good+. 1907. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 3 p.l., 117 & [2] pages; Publisher's brown pictorial wrappers, title page printed in red and black (dated "1907"), edges of the text trimmed rough. Sectional titles to the stories with b/w illustrations & four hors-texte color plates by Beatrice Elvery (all present). The title page and text are entirely in Irish, but for a glossary (Foclóir) at the end [pp. (95) - 117]. "Only the more difficult words, or words which illustrate some peculiarity of local usage in pronunciation, vocabulary or usage, are included in this Foclóir." As a supplement to this glossary, an early owner of this copy has written English translations of many words and a few grammatical notes on many pages of the text. These annotations are entirely in pencil. Our copy of his rare little book, 'Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile,' is sound and interesting, markings and all. We have decided to leave them, as their presence in this copy does seem to fulfill and embody Pádraig Pearse's aim in writing and publishing these stories. Certainly, a buyer might have a different reaction to this annotation, which affects some portion of at least 48 pages; the pencil notes are not written with a heavy hand, and a competent conservator could make these vanish. It should also be mentioned that there is a signature (in Irish) with a brief note on the recto of the front blank leaf, one sectional title has evidence of careless opening at the deckle of its fore-edge (no text affected), there are three or four lower corners of leaves which had been turned in at one point (now flat, with no breaks or damage to the leaves) and there is a tiny splash of blue (paint? ink?) on the blank verso of the sectional title to the last story. The wrappers are complete and integral, but there is some fraying at the spine ends and some minor breaks along the yapped (overhanging) edges of the wrappers. Pictures sent upon request. A rare, early book by Pádraig Pearse, sometimes known as Patrick H. Pearse, writing here under his Irish name: Pádraig (Anraí) Mac Piarais. Pearse, [1879 – 3 May 1916] was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. He was declared "President of the Provisional Government" of the Irish Republic in one of the bulletins issued by the Rising's leaders, although his precise title is still under some dispute. But, unquestionably, as a tribute to his skills at public speaking and his power as a writer in both English and Irish, Pádraig was chosen by the Irish Republican Brotherhood leader Tom Clarke to be the spokesman for the Rising. On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, it was Pearse who proclaimed a Republic from the steps of the General Post Office and headquarters of the revolutionaries. Nine days later, he and his brother Willie were executed by a British firing squad along with 14 others. Pádraig Pearse, along with Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh, was the first to be shot. General Sir John Maxwell, commanding the British forces in Ireland, sent a telegram to British Prime Minister Asquith, advising him not to return the bodies of Pádraig and Willie Pearse to their family, saying: "Irish sentimentality will turn these graves into martyrs' shrines to which annual processions will be made which would cause constant irritation in this country." For many Irish, Pearse is still the face of the Easter 1916 Rising. Early in his short life, Pearse developed a strong passion for the Irish language (which was native to his mothers family, from Co. Meath). In 1896, at the age of sixteen, he joined the Gaelic League (Conradh na Gaeilge) which was then just three years old, and in 1903 at the age of 23, he became editor of its newspaper An Claidheamh Soluis ("The Sword of Light"). In 1899, he taught a weekly class in Irish in the then-Jesuit University College Dublin, where James Joyce, (who was three years younger than Pádraig) was one of his pupils. The promotion of Irish for both artistic and political reasons was clearly the central aim of his youth. In 1905, his book Poll an Piobaire (The Piper's Cave) was published, Also, in that year, Pearse visited Belgium specifically for the purpose of seeing how a bi-lingual society and educational system might function. In 1906 Pearse published some prose poems (writing as Colm Ó Conaire). The next year, the present little book of Irish stories - Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile was published. The title page and text are entirely in Irish, but for a glossary (Foclóir) at the end [pp. (95) - 117]. Both in matters of style and structure, these Irish stories of Pearse break new ground. He used the vernacular language, and also abandoned the formulaic openings usually found in the tales transmitted as Irish folklore. An early critic found this new direction set by Pearse for Irish literature disquieting. Dr. Richard Heneby (a native Irish speaker) found the explosive opening of the first story in 'Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile' objectionable. In fact, he wrote that this whole collection of stories was "particularly vile, although apparently intended as a classic." Padraig Pearse's former student James Joyce had ample reason to cultivate his connoisseurship of anti-modernist criticism. Had he read this opinion of his old teacher's stories, Joyce probably would have been motivated to pull out the old foclóir and struggle through 'Íosagán.' As it happened, Pearse rubbed Joyce the wrong way and the younger man soon left Pearse's Irish class. Joyce's old friend Frank Budgen later wrote that Joyce objected to Pearse's running down of the English language at the expense of Irish. The particular point of parting seems to be over Pearse's denegration of the English word "thunder" as weak and inadequate compaired with the Irish "tórnach" (or toirneach). Joyce, on the other hand, especially loved "thunder" for its onomatopoeic rolling through the mouth. Both are spendid words... (Modern linguists would suggest that they are branches from the same old source -- a Proto-Indo-European root which gives us words for thunder, and a few relatives (for instance the Old English "Thunores Dæg" - which we call Thursday). Joyce soon switched to the study of Norwegian. And Pearse became more and more interested in politics and Irish nationalism. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. .

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        A WYOMING BIG GAME HUNT

      [Kansas City:]: Union Bank Note Company, 1907. 56pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Pictorial wrappers, sewn. Minor wear and dust-soiling, faint coffee ring to front cover and front blank. Very good. In a tan burlap chemise and slipcase, gilt leather label. A rare, privately-printed, and handsomely-illustrated account of sport and adventure in the wilds of Wyoming. "It is considered by authorities as among the scarcest of hunting narratives. Dr. Cordier records in interesting fashion the trek into the heart of the Wyoming country; amusing incidents of the trip; mountain trails; pack trains; elk and wolf fighting; Tetons; snow storms, etc." - Eberstadt. Streeter described it as "a very interesting narrative, illustrated with photographs, of a hunting trip which took place in September, 1905." Only ten copies are listed in OCLC, and it is far rarer still to encounter in the marketplace. In 1937, Eberstadt stated that no copy had ever appeared at auction; only three have appeared since. HOWES C774, "aa." STREETER SALE 4125. EBERSTADT 109:34. OCLC 9630936.

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        Is Mars Habitable? A Critical Examination of Professor Percival Lowell

      London: Macmillan, 1907. London:: Macmillan, 1907.. 8vo. xii, 110, [2 ads.] pp. Frontis., 1 plate. Original green gilt-stamped cloth. Ownership signature of A.S. Heard. Fine. First edition. Contemporary riposte to the theories of Lowell regarding the possibility of life on Mars and the interpretation of canals on its surface. Written in refute to Percival Lowell

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        The Sons of the Seigneur

      New York: The Outing Publishing Company. 1907. First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with very shallow nicking at the crown. Publisher's file copy, noting the amount of copies bound (2000), and publication date of the first edition (May 29, 1907). A romance novel, exceptionally uncommon, especially in jacket. .

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        Oekonomische Politik (spezielle Volkswirtschaftslehre) nach Vorlesungen gehalten im Wintersemester 1907/08 an der Universität München von Prof. Dr. Brentano.

      Sehr detaillierte Mitschrift eines unbekannten Studenten zur Vorlesung Brentanos im Wintersemester 1907/1908. Die Aufzeichnungen sind in sehr leicht lesbarer Kurrentschrift in schwarzer Tinte geschrieben. - Seite 663 trägt den Titel "Drittes Buch. Handelspolitik", die Mitschrift bricht jedoch an dieser Stelle ab (es folgen paginierte Leerseiten bis Seite 670). -Etwas berieben und bestoßen, die ersten und letzten Blätter etwas fleckig der Außensteg etwas knapp beschnitten (einige Marginalien angeschnitten). Der hintere Spiegel mit modernem Exlibris. - Sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        PHOTOGRAPHIC POST CARD OF PAWNEE BILL

      N. P.: Privately photographed, n. d. (ca 1907-1910)., 1907-1910. First edition. 13.8 cm x 8.8 cm [5 7/16" x 3 1/2"] production of a circa 1888 photographic image of Pawnee Bill also known as Gordon William Lillie (1860-1942). Lillie, a showman, was at one time in his life a teacher in an industrial school at the Pawnee Agency in Indian Territory, where he learned the Pawnee language. He later was introduced to Buffalo Bill Cody where he was hired as interpreter for Pawnees taking part in the show that year. In 1888, he organized his own wild west show which toured briefly and then collapsed. In 1890 he again organized a wild west show and this time it prospered. With the show Lillie toured for almost twenty years, occasionally in Europe. From 1908-1913 he was a partner with Cody in the latter's productions, the two shows having merged; when the partnership was dissolved, Lillie returned to his 2,000 acre ranch near Pawnee, Oklahoma. He was active in work among the Pawnee Indians and for the perpetuation of the buffalo and established an Old Town and Indian Trading Post for the public, near Pawnee. His own place was called Pawnee Bill's Buffalo Ranch. We are not aware of other versions of this image during any era. A fine, splendid and clear image of Pawnee Bill.

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        THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOK

      1907. With Eight Coloured Plates and Numerous Illustrations by H. J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907. Original olive cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition of the eleventh "Fairy Book" organized and edited by Andrew Lang. There were twelve in all, each a different color, published from 1889 (BLUE) through 1910 (LILAC). In these books Lang retold many well-known fairy tales, not only for juveniles but also for adults; the books became favorite holiday gifts among family members (in fact, this copy's front endpaper bears a discreet Christmas 1907 inscription). Bound in beautiful pictorial gilt bindings and profusely illustrated by Henry J. Ford, they were immensely successful. THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOK contains 29 brief fairy tales, including "The Green Knight," "The Satin Surgeon," "The Billy Goat and the King," "The Snake Prince" and "The Silent Princess."~This copy is in near-fine condition, with scarcely any soil or wear (volume slightly askew; atypically for this color, the spine is NOT faded).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. [Berlin], 11. IV. 1907.

      1907. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Kondolenzschreiben an die Witwe des sozialdemokratischen Politikers Ignaz Auer, der eben im Alter von 61 Jahren verstorben war: "[...] Aber alles Weh der Scheidung mildert sich in dem stolzen Gedanken, ihn besessen zu haben, mit seiner milden Weisheit, mit seinem klugen Rath, mit seinem treuen Herzen. Wie er sich treu blieb in persönlicher Anspruchslosigkeit in den Tagen der Noth und in den stolzen Tagen des Aufstiegs unserer Partei, wie er sich treu blieb, ob eine Richtung bekämpfte, nur Sozialdemokrat, ohne alle Nebentendenz, das ist tief eingeschrieben in unsere Geschichte [...]". - Im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung).

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        SCAPEGOATS OF THE EMPIRE the Story of the Bushveldt Carbineers

      D. W. Paterson Co, 1907, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket, Second Edition. 240pp; + 2 pages of press reviews, with 6 of the 8 black and white photographic illustrations (lacks "Frontispiece" and "The Graves of Morant & Handcock"). Found in terrible condition, this has been restored retaining all the original cloth covering that was salvageable, the spine being the worse affected, it is now a presentable volume. "Scapegoats of the Empire" by George R. Witton was first published in June 1907 and although it was reprinted at least twice that year, it is today an extremely rare book with very few copies in existence outside major libraries. This is because there is still some mystery surrounding the circumstances of the book's publication. Stories persist that the Australian government of the day were so nervous that the book's contents reflected badly on Lord Kitchener (who was then one of the foremost heroes of the Empire) that they caused all copies of the book to be seized from D. W. Paterson, the original publishers and printers, prior to its publication. Another rumour abounded to the effect that the government bought up copies as they were published in order to prevent the truth from getting out and, more prosaically, it has also been suggested that there was a fire in the publisher's warehouse in Melbourne which destroyed all copies. Digital images available on request. ; 190 x 125mm; 240 pages

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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. - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. -- 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.

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        Money and Investments : a reference book for the use of those desiring information in the handling of money or the investment thereof

      Boston: Dana Estes, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First Printing (no additional printings noted). Tall, thick 8vo: [2],xxxvi,436pp. Burgundy cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in gilt. A Fine example, virtually pristine. Not a treatise on investing, as the subtitle might suggest, but a dictionary devoted to definitions in untechnical language of the "most commonly used expressions and the most needed rules to aid the beginner in the handling of money and investments." A classic of its type. Rollins also wrote on convertible securities, stocks and their market places, and municipal and corporate bonds. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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

      1907. Thaw, Harry K.. 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. Light rubbing to edges, some wear to foot of spine, partial crack to text block between front free endpaper and adjacent endleaf. Light toning to text, faint offsetting from color images in a few places. A very good 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 loc.

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        7 eigenh. Briefe u. 72 eigenh. Postkarten m. Unterschrift.

      Karlsruhe u. Dachau, 1907-1936. Zus. 115 S., Qu.-Kl.-8° (Postkarten) bzw. 8° bis 4° (Briefe). An seinen Künstler-Freund Alfred von Schrötter. - „Sehr erfreut! Merkwürdig!! Du hast nie so sauber u. deutlich geschrieben - eine Wohltat! Hans beeinflusst Dich! Erich: wie wichtig ist das Beherrschen fremder Sprachen! Da hat man in unserer Erziehung schwere Fehler gemacht! Hans wird großen Nutzen aus s. Gefangenschaft ziehen!! Wie viel Leute sollte man fangen, damit sie sich auf sich besinnen! [...]“ (Dachau, 28. 9. 1917). „Die politische Lage!! Wie schwer u. langsam die Wahrheit durchdringt!! Wie in der Kunst!!! Man muss ohnmächtig zusehen! [...]“ (Karlsruhe, 22. IV. 1931). „[...] Mein Herrichten der Bilder für meine Aprilausstellung am hiesigen Kunstverein ist 1 fürchterliches Geschäft. Vieles ist fertig zu machen, Rahmen passen nicht etc. [...]“ (Ebda., 5. II. 1932). - „[...] Von Bedeutung war seine Freundschaft mit Adolf Hölzel, der in Dachau eine Malschule unterhielt und den er dort 1892 erstmals besuchte. 1896 übersiedelte Ludwig Dill nach Dachau, wo er sich in der damaligen Holzgartenstrasse (heute: Ludwig-Dill-Straße) ein kleines Häuschen gekauft hatte. Zusammen mit Arthur Langhammer und Adolf Hölzel gründete er die Malerschule ‚Neu-Dachau‘, was ihn zu einem der wichtigsten Vertreter der Künstlerkolonie Dachau machte [...]. 1899 ging Ludwig Dill als Lehrmeister nach Karlsruhe. Dort unterrichtete er von 1899 bis 1919 an der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe. Der Künstler kehrte in den Sommermonaten immer wieder nach Dachau zurück, wo er sein Häuschen besaß [...]“ (Wikipedia). --- Alfred von Schrötter (1851-1935) studierte von 1872 bis 1877 an der Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste Malerei bei Karl Mayer und August Eisenmenger, in der Folge war er zwei Jahre Schüler von Hans Canon und von 1879 studierte er in München an der dortigen Akademie bei Ludwig von Löfftz. 1897 übersiedelte er nach Dachau bei München, wo er zusammen mit Ludwig Dill, Adolf Hölzel und Arthur Langhammer zu einem namhaften Vertreter der Neu-Dachauer Richtung wurde. Als Gründungsmitglied der Münchner Secession entwickelte er gemeinsam mit Dill und Hölzel eine effiziente Methode des Kunstunterrichtes, die den Schülern größtmöglichen Freiraum zur eigenen Entfaltung gewähren sollte. Im Jahre 1900 wurde er als Leiter einer Meisterklasse für Malerei an die Zeichenakademie in Graz berufen, an der er bis 1923 als weithin bekannter und sehr geschätzter Lehrer wirkte. Alfred Schrötter, der dem Steiermärkischen Kunstverein als Ausschussmitglied angehörte, bildete eine ganze Generation steirischer Künstlerinnen und Künstler heran, u.a. Marie von Baselli, Norbertine Bresslern-Roth, Leo Grimm, Franz Hofer, Axl Leskoschek, Karl Mader, Paul Schmidtbauer, Fritz Silberbauer und Franz M. Zerlacher. Neben Paul Schad-Rossa und Wilhelm Gurlitt stellte Alfred Schrötter von Kristelli eine Schlüsselfigur der Grazer Zeitkunst dar. - Beiliegend eine Bleistiftskizze Dills mit einer Wegbeschreibung. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Dill, Schrötter, Neu-Dachau, Künstlerkolonie Dachau, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        A MIRROR OF SHALOTT: BEING A COLLECTION OF TALES TOLD AT AN UNPROFESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM ..

      New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, [1907].. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-358 [359-360: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in green, orange and black, spine panel stamped in green and orange. First U.S. edition. Collects fourteen stories. This early issue or printing with no date on the title page adds "Father Maddox's Tale," which appeared in the earlier UK edition, but not in the earliest version of the Benziger edition date 1907 on the title page. Benson's best collection of short fiction. "... 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 (recording the earlier UK edition). 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. Small, neat gift inscription on front free endpaper, a near fine, bright copy. A very attractive copy of a scarce book. (#149959)

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        Der Norddeutsche Lloyd 1857-1907 (Only the Folio Sized Illustrations Volume)

      Neubaur, Dr. Paul: 1907 Grunow Leipzig. Hardcover Cloth, Only Volume 3, the Folio sized Illustrations Volume, full of beautiful photo's and illustrations in very detailed halftonehelioprints (complicated and very expensive technique). Rice paper between the photo's and illustrations of Ships, Interior and Management. Without the 2 textvolumes. Cloth discoloured, otherwise very good p50 Jahre der Entwicklung/p

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        IN THE QUEEN'S SERVICE. By Dick Donovan [pseudonym]

      London: John Long, [1907].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-318 319-320: ads + 24-page publisher's catalogue dated "June -- Sept., 1907" inserted at rear, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. A historical novel with mayhem, murders and madness, set in sixteenth-century Scotland of Mary Queen of Scots. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 193. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 240. Wolff 4964. A bright, nearly fine copy. A nice copy of an attractive book. (#149471)

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        The White Feather.

      First edition. 8vo. 284pp. Frontispiece & 11 illustrations by W. Townend. Light brown pictorial boards. A near fine copy. Light wear only. Fresh & clean boards. Internally complete with some occasional foxing. Neat inscription to front endpaper. A superb copy. Set at Wrykyn school. It is a novel of cowardice and regaining honour by sporting prowess.

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        Storia dei Romani. Vol. I e II - La conquista del primato in Italia; Vol. III parte I e II - L'etÌÊ delle Guerre Puniche; Vol. IV - La fondazione dell'Impero. Parte I - Dalla battaglia di Naraggara alla battaglia di Pidna

      F.lli Bocca 1907-1923, Torino - Insignificante imperfezione alla parte inferiore del dorso di due volumi, manca il frontespizio ai primi due volumi XII + 458; VIII + 575; XIII + 432; VIII + 727 + (1) con 7 tavv. grandi ripiegate e 2 tavv. f.t.; XIII + 616 p. 4 voll in 5 tomi in-8

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        The Man Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures

      Macmillan and Co Ltd 1907 - xx-338 pages frontis + full page and text illustrations from photographs, full page map. Recased with new end papers in the original blue cloth gilt lion head vignette to upper board. One of the famous of all African hunting title. Describes the death of railroad workers building the Uganda Railway by a pair of man eating lions. The first half of the book relates to Patterson's efforts to destroy the man-eaters. The remaining half details his hunting experience's including Rhino Lion plains game etc. A much reprinted book the first edition being particularly hard to find Czech 214/15

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        Meyers grosses Konversationslexikon. 24 Bände von A-Z.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, Bände sind in den Jahren 1907, 1908 und 1909 gedruckt worden. - Mit zahllosen Seiten Zustand: Einbände mit Goldprägung. Einbände sind leicht fleckig und verschmutzt. Ecken und Kanten sind etwas berieben und bestoßen. Buchrücken lösen sich manchmal etwas. Buchblöcke sind gering fleckig. Die Seiten sind etwas gebräunt, manchmal fleckig aber gut erhalten. Leichter Feuchtigkeitsgeruch. In altersgemäßem, gutem Zustand. Bei Band 24 löst sich der Buchrücken ganz ab.--- Über die Bücher: 1 Band aus dem Jahr 1909 mit Ergänzungen und Nachträgen. 3 Bände der Jahressupplements (1909/1910, 1910/1911, 1911/1912). 15IHMex Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Bangaroo : the harmless and fascinating boomerang game

      Bristol, U.K. : W.R. Powell, printer [for Bangaroo Manufacturing Co.], [c.1907]. Box, 310 x 195 x 25 mm, the lid with pictorial paper onlay, featuring a design of a bounding kangaroo signed and dated in the image at lower left 'Frank Stonelake - 07', the title in bold red and black lettering, at the foot of the design the printed captions 'Size 1 : for indoors' and 'Registered & provisionally protected'; a label printed in red on the inside of the box reads: 'CAUTION. "BANGAROO". This game has been Patented and Registered in Great Britain and abroad. Any form of infringement will be summarily dealt with. (Signed) Bangaroo Manufacturing Co. 67a, Park Street, Bristol'; the box containing two shaped, flat figures of thick card, printed in colour and depicting a kangaroo (obviously the "target") and an Aborigine in the act of throwing a boomerang which is attached to his right hand by the original black cotton thread; and a boomerang-shaped box (diameter 180 mm) housing two miniature plywood boomerangs, stamped in red and blue 'BANGAROO' (one of the boomerangs with repairs), together with two flat metal pieces (each 170 mm in length) engraved 'BANGAROO REGD. PROD.' and with eyelets at one end, one with the original string attachment; the inside of this boomerang-shaped box with a printed label that reads: 'Bangaroo Manufacturing Co. No. 1 Size Complete 3/6 / Single Boomerangs 9d Projectors 6d / Boomerang and Projector in Case 1/6; No. 2 Size for Lawn or Hall / Boomerangs 1/6 / Projectors 1/- / Complete 6/6'; the game appears complete, and although it has been played at some stage, both the outer box and its contents are in good condition overall. This Edwardian period game is completely unrecorded. We can locate no other examples in collections in Great Britain or elsewhere, of either the 'Size 1' or 'Size 2' variants which are advertised on the label. The present example was perhaps the prototype version of a game that never reached the full commercial production stage. Frank Stonelake, the game's designer (and possibly its creator) was a member of the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol's first art gallery. He is most noted for his oil paintings of hunting and equestrian scenes. The cultural significance of the boomerang, both as object and image, cannot be overestimated. As renowned anthropologist Philip Jones has observed: 'In the European imagination, the boomerang has always expressed a unique quality associated with Australia as a land of paradox. This remarkable object, both a weapon and a toy, which can return to strike its thrower as easily as its target, seems of a kind with the duck-billed platypus, the egg-laying echidna, the bounding kangaroo, or plants which spring into life after bushfires." (Jones, Philip. Boomerang : behind an Australian icon.Adelaide : Wakefield Press, 2004, p.4)

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        [PROHIBITION] Scrapbook relating to the career of U.S. politician William Sulzer, 1907-1918

      Thick octavo, contemporary cloth boards, front paste-down inscribed 'Presented to the University of Tasmania by Emile Carbonnel of N.Y.' (with University of Tasmania deaccession stamp), approximately [70] leaves, filled entirely with laid-in election pamphlets and political speeches, newspaper cuttings and ephemera dating to the period 1907-1918, the later material relating to Sulzer's American Party (including the Certificate of Incorporation of the Party) and the Prohibition Party, and with an article by Sulzer on the Bahai faith (Sulzer was a follower); fine and free from foxing. Following a brief career as a lawyer, Sulzer entered politics in the 1880s. Between 1894 and 1912 he served as a progressive Democrat congressman. At the end of 1912 he was elected Governor of New York, but in 1913 was impeached, facing charges of perjury and fraud. He was removed from office in October that year. In a political comeback, he organised the American Party in 1914, and with support from the Prohibition Party, whose platform Sulzer completely endorsed, he managed to remove the Democrats from power in New York, in an act of political revenge.In 1916 Sulzer unsuccessfully campaigned for the Prohibition Party’s nomination for President, and included in the present archive is his 1916 election pamphlet, titled Peace, Progress, Prosperity, Patriotism and Prohibition. Emile Carbonnel appears to have been Sulzer's number one supporter: he compiled numerous scrapbooks devoted to Sulzer and presented them to libraries in Britain, the United States and Australia. Among the collections which hold a Carbonnel / Sulzer scrapbook areThe University of Glasgow Library; Queen's University Library, Belfast; Leeds University Library; University of Aberdeen Library; Cardiff University Library; Houghton Library, Harvard University; New York State Library, and University of Pennsylvania Library.

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        HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA: From Its Beginning to the Death of President Swain, 1789 - 1868. (Volume I & II. Two volume set, complete)

      Edwards & Broughton Printing Co. 1907 - 1st edition. Two-volume set, published in 1907 and 1912. A Very Good set. 8vos. [Vol.1] ix, (1), 880; [Vol.2] viii, (2), 875 pp., illustrated with portrait frontispieces, and photographic portrait plates. Bound in burgundy cloth, with the title on the front board and spine n gilt. Minor shelf wear to the boards, and a small drop of stain on Vol. 1's spine. Pages 259-270 are loose, and laid in. A Very Good set. *** A Presentation copy, with a SIGNED letter from the author, affixed to the dedication page. The letter addressed to Mr. J. Eliot Coit, and written on University of North Carolina letterhead, dated 1908, reads: "My Dear Mr. Coit, Please allow me to present you with a copy of my History of U. N. C. I trust you will be interested in it for the sake of your grandfather, his associates and his University. It will go by express prepaid. Very truly, Kemp P. Battle". Mr. Coit is a graduate of North Carolina State, and goes on to become "The Father of the Avocado Industry in California". From 1913 to 1917, Coit was Professor of Citriculture, at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1919 he founded the "Coit Agricultural Service". Interspersed among the pages of Vol. 1 are several notes, concerning Coit's ancestry, one written on stationary from "Coit Agricultural Services". Also, laid in, are newspaper articles about Elisha Mitchell, the namesake of Mt. Mitchell in western NC, indicating that Mrs. Mitchell was a relation to Coit. COit's grandfather, referred to in the letter from Battle, was a Captain in service to the CSA. A detailed index at the rear lists all the graduates of UNC to 1868, with accomplishments and Confederate Service, including where they were killed in battle. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Book of Masks

      Elikin Mathews, London, 1907. Softcover. Fair Condition. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Text unmarked. Closed tears at spine. Bookplate on inside front wrap. Previous owner's information on free endpage. Wraps bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Wraps lightly soiled. Wraps detached. Small portions of the spine cover missing at head and tail. Quantity Available: 1. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 151282..

      [Bookseller: The Dusty Bookshelf ]
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        THE TALE OF TOM KITTEN

      F. Warne & Co 1907 - First edition. 12mo. Red-brown paper covered boards with white lettering and pictorial onlay. A fine copy, which is bright and crisp with a gift inscription the front endpaper and slight tanning to the spine. Pictorial endpapers and 27 colour plates, each with a page of text opposite. Printed on coated stock. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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