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        THE KING OF THOMOND: A STORY OF YESTERDAY

      Boston: Herbert B. Turner & Company, 1907.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] [i-iv] v [vi] ix-xix [xx: blank] 1-218 [219-220: blank] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination ("ix" should have been numbered "vii" etc.)], inserted frontispiece (sepia portrait of the novel's heroine), title page printed in black and red, original pictorial maroon cloth, front panel stamped in white, gold and silver, spine panel stamped in white. First edition. "A brief foreword by the director of an insane asylum in rural Pennsylvania establishes a narrative frame for the novel, introducing us to the author of the first-person memoir that makes up its bulk. Una Constance Mabie O'Brien was a quiet reclusive lady who sometimes fell into periods of extreme melancholia and wandered out into the snow one winter day and died of pneumonia soon thereafter. Her story begins on a lonely island in ante-bellum Maryland called Thomond where she spent her first carefree days. When her mother dies she is claimed by her father, a sinister-looking man who takes her to Philadelphia where he works in a company of actors (a disreputable profession at the time), part of whose repertoire is an adaptation of Spenser's 'The Faerie Queen.' When she turns 17 she hears from an uncle who has arranged a position for her as a nurse-governess in a house back on Thomond Island owned by a Dr. Brian O'Brien. On her arrival he tells Constance about her charge, six-year old Geraldine, who never speaks; he muses at dinner about putting some machinery inside her. When she is introduced to his wife she discovers, when she accidentally knocks her over as she is climbing the stairs, that the woman is a giant wax doll. The daughter is also a wax doll. Yet Dr. O'Brien insists on treating both as if they were alive. Constance is to give Geraldine daily three-hour lessons, which she agrees to, having no other realistic option for supporting herself. Dr. O'Brien is something of a ventriloquist and sometimes manages to make the dolls 'speak' at family dinners. He also has a laboratory where he performs anatomical experiments. The two become friends and eventually fall in love. They enjoy dressing up and staging theatricals for their own benefit. One night, after O'Brien's return from a trip, she is kept awake by a whirring noise, which turns out to be the saw he is using in his laboratory to cut open the skull of a dead woman. The next day he tells his story. He confesses that insanity runs in his family. When he was younger he fell in love with a beautiful woman named Margaret Archer, who gave him as a love token a drop of her blood on a crystal jewel, saying that if it ever lost its red color it would prove her false. This indeed happens one day and O'Brien flees in despair. Inspired by a reading of FRANKENSTEIN, he makes wax dolls of his dead mother and sister, trying for years to bring them to life. On a trip out of town (after the arrival of Una) he happens across the corpse of Margaret in a morgue. She had died after falling into drug addiction. He brings the corpse back to Thomond Island and was doing an autopsy on her brain when Una walked in. Nevertheless, as he continues the story of his life, he confesses his love to Una and they become engaged. On the day of their planned wedding, however, O'Brien apparently suffers a psychotic break and is confined to a sanitarium. When the Civil War breaks out he escapes, is shot while being recaptured and dies in the arms of Una. She is left penniless and eventually winds up in the asylum where the novel began. The novel has some of the genteel sentimentality typical of the period but offers a good deal of effectively weird atmosphere as it weaves together the themes of imagination, legends, dreams and madness." - Robert Eldridge. Bleiler (1978), p. 16. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 B-266. Former owner's pencil ownership signature on front free endpaper. The fragile white stamping is perished from the spine panel (but 99% intact on front cover), the spine ends have a touch of wear, a bright very good copy, nearly fine aside from the flaws mentioned. A scarce book. (#147921)

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        Königsberg - Das Hundegatt. Radierung bei Felsing in Berlin, 1907.

      Bildgröße: 30 x 42 cm, alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 45,5 x 61 cm ) Das vorliegende Blatt gilt als das topographische Hauptwerk des Künstlers. Das Blatt im weißen Außenrand etwas fleckig, der alte Holzrahmen berieben, etwas bestoßen. ( Bitte beachten: Aufgrund der Rahmengröße und weil unter Glas gerahmt hier kein Versand, bitte nur Selbstabholung ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        SILVESTER 2999

      Leipzig: Webels Verlag Dr. Abel & Born, 1907.. Octavo, pp. [iii-vii] viii-xi [xii-xiv] [1] 2-233 [234: printer's imprint] [235: blank] [236: ad] [complete despite gap in pagination; preliminary gathering (6 leaves) appears to be tipped in], original tan wrappers printed in black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. An important German utopian novel set in the future in which the Social Democrats have established a world state (headquartered in Germany) which has achieved significant technical progress (longevity, spaceships, robots, etc.). Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, p. 212. Lexikon 1, p. 128. Bloch (2002) 1505. Not in Nagl. Wrappers worn at edges, spotting and dust soiling to same, a sound, good copy with clean, nearly fine interior. (#136454)

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1907 - 1907 Original Hardback Wisden,

      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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        Das Internationale Schachmeisterturnier in Karlsbad 1907

      Verlag der Wiener Schach-Zeitung, Wien (Vienna) 1907 - vii+426 pages with frontispiece and 3 other plates, diagrams and tables. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") issued in yellow wrappers with black lettering to spine and front wrapper. (Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5284) First edition. There were 4 famous Carlsbad tournaments, under the excellent supervision of Victor Tietz, president of the Carlsbad chess organization. the first one in 1907 (August 20 - September 17) did not have Lasker or Tarasch, but the younger generation (Rubinstein, Nimzowitsch, Vidmar) did establish itself and the middle-aged (Maroczy, Schlechter, Teichmann, Marshall, Janowski) had to make room for them. Rubinstein (15) won ahead of Marcoczy (14 1/2), Leonhardt (13 1/2), Nimzowitsch (12 1/2), Schlechter (12 1/2) and Vidmar (12). This work by Marco and Schechter, is a treasure house of insights, ideas and annotations. (Divinsky) The authors have created a masterpiece of chess literature. The book not only presents the games with unusually detailed notes, it also portrays the mood and feeling of the tournament - the atmosphere, the personalities and the myriad of creative talents and hidden foibles at work in each game. Marco's round introductions make us feel that we are there, evoking in us just the right frame of mind to fully appreciate the games that follow. Marco annotated games 1 through 151 and game 206; Schlechter provided notes to games 152 through 205 and games 207 through 210. (Karlsbad 1907 International Chess Tournament, Caissa editions) Condition: Edges chipped, some soiling, spine ends chipped, else a good to very good copy of a scarce chess item. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sailing Alone Around the World

      The Century Company 1907 - Signed. Early reprint with 1907 on the title page. Signed by the author on the front free end paper, inscribed to previous owner "onboard the Spray. Oak Bluffs, July 24, 1908." The Spray was Slocum's oyster sloop in which he rebuilt and sailed alone around the world in. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth has several light water drop stains, a scratch to the front board left of the center, light rubbing at corners and spine ends, and slightly darkened at spine. A lovely inscription, signed by the author while on board his famous vessel. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vier Dramen, "Orpheus und Eurydike", "Der Brennende Dornbusch", "Mörder, Hoffnung de Frauen", "Hiob"

      174 Seiten, 17x25, rotbraunes goldgeprägtes OLdr, SCHÖNER HANDEINBAND, der Einband ohne nennenswerte Mängel (sign.: "Dorfner - Weimar/Schoder - Gera), mit goldgeprägter Typographie, Linien- und Ornamentdekor auf der Vorder-Decke, die am Buchrücken aufgenommen wird, Innenkantenvergoldung, mit Buntpapiervorsätzen und Kopf-Goldschnitt. Bemerkenswerter, von Thilo Schoder entworfener und Otto Dorfner realisierter Handeinband, in der für Schoder typischen Formensprache, die in der Linienführung und Ornamentik an die Arbeiten von H. van de Velde erinnert. "Schoder war von Oktober 1907 bis Juli 1911 Schüler an der Kunstgewerbeschule Weimar und von Mai 1912 bis August 1914 Assistent im Atelier van de Velde. Er war später als Architekt und Entwerfer fur Inneneinrichtung und Kunstgewerbe in Gera und Norwegen tatig." (Kat. Dornfer-Inst. S. 123) Dorfner selbst hat in seinen frühen Arbeiten Stempel von van de Velde verwendet (hierzu Kat. Dorfner-Inst. S. 95f.). Dorfner hatte eine grosse Buchbindervorliebe fur Faust-Ausgaben, der Katalog der Buchkunstausstellung des Landegewerbeamtes in Stuttgart zeigt 149 Einbande von Dorfner zu verschiedenen Ausgaben des Faust.

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        The Cunard Turbine-Driven Quadrauple-Screw Atlantic Liner 'Lusitania' : Constructed and Engined by Messrs. John Brown and Co., LTD., Cheffield and Clydebank

      Offices of Engineering. Very Good. 1907. B000IYZGAM Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 36 cm., 62 p. with 227 photos and plans + 36 monochrome photo please + two additional double plates of plans for the steamliner. Book is off-print of article published in Engineering magazine. Scarce. Very Good . B000IYZGAM .

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        L'École des Robinsons. (Feuilles d'acanthe, rouge)

      Paris, Collection Hetzel 1907-1908 - Les Voyages Extraordinaires. Les Mondes connus et inconnus. 51 dessins par L. Benett. 3 hors-texte en couleurs. Paris, Collection Hetzel - non daté (1907-1908) - 202 pages. Imprimé par Gauthier-Villars. Relié par Magnier. Cartonnage polychrome Hetzel aux Feuilles d'Acanthe, titre dans le macaron rouge. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Très rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-4°(27x18). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Crocus and Wintergreen

      4707 VINCENNES AVENUE, CHICAGO 1907 - signed (assumed by author) with inscription that reads "William A. Starrett, Eloise Starrett An Easter Rememberance from their Loving Motther Easter Sunday 1907", folded and laid in a poem on heavy card stock "The Autumn Bloom" by the author dedicated to the alumnae of the starrett school dated sept 19, 1915, princeton antiques book plate on inside of front cover, pages age toned but clean, corners bumped, label on spine beging to chip DATE PUBLISHED: 1907 EDITION: 96 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ladislaus Graf Cavriani - Handschriftlicher Brief von 1907

      - Ladislaus Graf Cavriani, Obersthofmeister Ihrer kaiserlichen und königlichen Hoheit Erzherzogin Marie Therese - Briefbogen mit vier Seiten, zwei davon von Hand beschrieben, + Original-Umschlag, von Hand beschriftet. Format des Brief-Bogens 23 x 14,5 cm. Kuvert auf Rückseite mit tadellosem Aufkleber-Siegel von Erzherzogin Marie Therese. - Stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R. (Ein Vorfahr war Kabinetts-Sekretär in der Kabinetts-Kanzlei von Kaiser Franz Josef.). - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mountaineering Records.

      First edn, Thompson, Liverpool, 1907. 8vo, viii, 352p. New endpapers, VG clean copy in original cloth gilt, vignette of the Matterhorn on front board. Scarce & important record of peaks & passes crossed between her ascent of the Matterhorn in 1875, with the Guide Aloys Pollinger, to Austria and the Dolomites in 1895. Neate H113 'A leading climber of her generation'. SIGNED by Fanny L Calder, a pioneer of domestic science and founder of the Liverpool College of Domestic Science (later part of Liverpool John Moores University.

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        Deux contes. Le Vieux, La Ficelle. Quatre-vingt quatre petites compositions dessinées et gravées sur bois par Auguste Lepère.

      Société normande du livre illustré, Paris 1907 - Paris, Société normande du livre illustré, 1907. 24,5 x 16,5 cm (R), in-8, 89 (4) pp., nombreux bois en couleurs dans le texte, reliure de demi-maroquin citron à coins, dos à quatre nerfs repoussés, tête dorée, couvertures illustrées et dos conservés (reliure signée F. Saulnier). Premier tirage des compositions de Lepère. Tirage unique à 120 exemplaires, tous sur Hollande Van Gelder au filigrane de l'artiste (n° 27, pour M. Delagrave). L'un des chefs-d'oeuvre du livre illustré art nouveau, entièrement conçu par Auguste Lépère, qui en a tiré lui-même sur sa presse à bras non seulement les gravures mais également le texte (utilisant le caractère gravé par Peignot d'après les dessins de Georges Auriol). La composition typographique est particulièrement réussie et originale, avec ses lettres ornées ou rubriqués et surtout ses vignettes gravées tirées dans de saisissants dégradés et placées en bas de chaque page. Dos un peu bruni sinon un très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 7884 ; CARTERET, IV, 269 : "ouvrage de Lepère, très beau et très coté, à juste titre") [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LISTENER: AND OTHER STORIES

      London: Eveleigh Nash, 1907. First edition. Top page edges dusty, some foxing to paste downs, first few and last few leaves, a bright fine copy. (20062). Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-350 [351-352: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original black cloth, front stamped in blind and red, spine stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear cover. This book is found with and without publisher's catalogues inserted at rear, this copy bound without a catalogue. Blackwood's second book and his second collection of short fiction, containing "The Willows," one of the most powerful of all supernatural tales; "The Woman's Ghost Story," an early instance of pity replacing fear in a ghostly encounter; "Max Hensig...", about a confrontation with a diabolical murderer in which alcohol plays a quasi-mystical role; and six other stories. See Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-26. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #176.

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        Laudi del cielo, del mare della terra e degli eroi, libro II

      first edition. Rare and precious autograph signed by Gabriele d'Annunzio: "To the divine Anna de Noailles sister of the heroes". Slight bites on the boards and guards. Presso i fratelli Treves Milano 1907 15,5x20,5cm broché

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      London: Cassell, 1907. "Lewis Carroll" (Charles L[utwidge] Dodgson). ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With eight coloured plates and 112 other illustrations by Charles Robinson. London: Cassell & Company, (1907). FIRST CHARLES ROBINSON ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Frontispiece and 7 other full-color plates. Of the 112 other illustrations, some are full page and some are tinted. Original publisher's blue cloth. Front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, all other edges uncut. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down. Minor rubbing to extremities but a bright Near Fine copy of one of the rarest and most sought after post-1907 Golden Age "Alice" editions. This is only the second example of the fully sized 1907 edition we've seen in at least 25 years and the fact that it survived in superb condition is absolutely breath-taking. All later imprints were published in a smaller format and the true fully-realized proportions of Charles Robinson's illustrations were never reproduced. This edition is also worthy of note for being the first to portray Alice as she actually appeared in real life, with short bobbed brown hair instead of the usual flowing tresses favored by the other Golden Age "Alice" illustrators prior to the late 1920s. We have some exceedingly rare "Alice" books in stock, but this stands alone.. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Fine. Illus. by Charles Robinson.

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        Hind's & Cannon's Precedents of the House of Representatives. 11 Vols

      1907 - "Indispensable to the Student of Congressional Procedure" [United States Congress]. Hinds, Asher C., Compiler. Hinds' Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States: Including References to Provisions of the Constitution, the Laws, and Decisions of the United States Senate. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1907. 5 volumes. [With] Cannon, Clarence, Compiler. Cannon's Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1935. 6 volumes. Together 11 volumes, complete as issued. Original cloth, some soiling and shelfwear, internally clean. Ex-library. Shelf numbers to foot of spines, stamps to edges and endleaves, small bar code labels to front boards. $1,500. * Uncommon complete set. "Indispensable to the student of Congressional procedure. Hind's Precedents, as the collection is popularly known, is a mine of information on practically every question of parliamentary procedure which has arisen in the House and Senate.": Brown, Manual of Government Publications, United States and Foreign 215 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 215. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LOVE OF LIFE

      1907 - LONDON, Jack. LOVE OF LIFE AND OTHER STORIES. New York: The Macmillan Company, London: Macmillan Company, Ltd., 1907. First edition, with author's photo and bookplate and clipped signature tipped-in. [vi], 265, [blank], [4] ad pp. Octavo, 19 x 12.5 cm, publisher's blue cloth binding, stamped and lettered in gilt to upper board and spine. Rubbing to perimeters, else very good. Ink ownership of poet John Myers O'Hara (American, 1870-1944), a friend of Jack London's, to ffep. (London used the first stanza of O'Hara's poem "Atavism" as the epigraph to THE CALL OF THE WILD.) Also on On the ffep. is London's autograph, clipped from a Merchant's National Bank of San Francisco check, laid down beneath his lithographed bookplate, with his name printed above a wolf's head between snowshoes, beneath the bookplate of noted bibliophile John Stuart Groves. A portrait photograph showing a young Jack London is laid down on the ffep. (BAL 11904; Sisson & Martens, p. 36).

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        Die Bonbonnière. Galante und artige Sammlung erotischer Phantasien von Choisy le Conin [d.i. Franz v. Bayros]. Mit Paraphrasen in Poesie und Prosa von Amadée de la Houlette [d.i. Franz Blei]. (1., 2. u. 3. Lieferung). (ab Lieferung 3: Der Hirschpark. Galante und artige Sammlung duftiger Phantasien von Emil Sartori, mit Paraphrasen in Poesie von Amadée de la Houlette. Die Bonbonnière. Lfg.3).

      Wien u. Leipzig, Privatdruck C. W. Stern o.J. [1907], (Druck: Gustav Röttig & Sohn, Oedenburg). - Stern-Szana 239; Brettschneider 33 (gibt irrig je 7 Radierungen pro Lieferung an); Rose 562; Eymer, Pseud.-Lex. (Blei); Hayn-G. I, 410 (unter Bonbonnière) u. IX 43 (unter Bayros m. abweichender Kollation). Nr.44 einer einmaligen Auflage von 530 num. Ex. "Als Privatdruck nur für Subskribenten herausgegeben und nicht im Handel erschienen" - Fast nie vollständig vorkommende Folge, für die auch keine präzise Kollation ausfindig zu machen ist. Es erschienen insgesamt 5 (lt. Rose u. Hayn/Got. 6) Lfrgn., die auch einzeln selten sind. Auch die Anzahl der dazugehörigen Taf. ist ungewiß. Gesichert ist, daß von Bayros 12 Vorlagen (die der ersten zwei Lieferungen) stammen . - "Eines der ersten erotischen Bildwerke von Bayros, der es wie kein anderer versteht, das erotische Element von der amoureusen und liebenswürdigen Seite zu nehmen." (Stern-Szana). - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. ca. 30 x 33 cm. Schmutztitel, Titel, 40 einseit. bedr. Textbll. u. 18 (dav. 12 v. Bayros u. 6 v. Sartori) Aquatinta-Radierungen auf Tafeln (Büttenpapier) m. teilw. floral gemust. Seidenhemdchen. In 3 grauen OLieferungsmappen m. schwarzgedr. Deckeltitel. Mappen angestaubt, stellenw. lichtrandig, z.Tl. knittrig u. randrissig sowie m. hs. Sign. auf Vorderdeckel, durchgeh. etw. fingerfl., mehrere Seidenhemdchen m. Quetschfalten, Schnitt und Seitenränder angestaubt.

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        The Cake Shop. Verses. Drawings by Charles Robinson.

      London. Blackie & Son, no date [1907]. - [44] pp. Illustrated in colour throughout. First edition. - Spine covereded with white paper, edges minimally rubbed, front inner joint somewhat split, cut slightly foxed, else a fine copy of this rare miniature children`s book. Sprache: Englisch Kl.-8°, 8 x 6,5 cm, original coloured boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Big Brother Holiday Edition

      Boston, MA: L. C. Page & Company. VG. 1907. First Edition; 1st Printing [R]. Hardcover. Slight edgewear, bright boards, red covers with pasted-down illustration. Gold gilt titles and on spine and top of page edges. Numerous color illustrations with titled tissue overlays. A charming illustrated version of a loved classic. Collectible and gift worthy. SKU: 35249; By the author of the beloved "Little Colonel" series. Original copyright listed as "by Joseph Knight Company 1893". 9 charming ciolor llustrations plus frontis color drawing, Holiday Edition, very hard to find by this famous author. Bright cover with pasted-down drawing by Frank Merrill. Holiday illustrated edition. ; Illustrated; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 91 pages .

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        FEINDE IM WELTALL? UND ANDERE NOVELLEN ... Zweite Auflage

      Stuttgart: Franckh'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung W. Keller & Co., n.d. [1907].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-80 + 8-page publisher's catalogue and additional advertising leaf on orange paper inserted at rear, Art Nouveau headpieces, original pictorial wrappers, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition, second printing. The third of Grunert's four collections of short SF. The title story was translated into English as "Enemies in Space" and appeared in INVADERS OF EARTH, a 1952 anthology edited by Groff Conklin. Short stories in the tradition of Kurd Lasswitz, but H. G. Wells and Jules Verne are equally important influences. "Kurd Lasswitz found an enthusiastic pupil in Carl Grunert (1865-1918), a schoolteacher from Berlin, who was, after Lasswitz, the pioneer of the SF short story in Germany and published a total (as far as is known today) of thirty-two stories in four collections and several magazines. The stories published after 1908 remained uncollected during his lifetime. While Lasswitz called his stories 'modern fairy tales,' Grunert labeled his 'novelettes of the future.' The collections are IM IRDISCHEN JENSEITS (The Hereafter on Earth, 1904), MENSCHEN VON MORGEN (Human Beings of Tomorrow, 1905), FEINDE IM WELTALL? (Enemies in Space?, 1907), and DER MARSSPION (The Martian Spy, 1908)." - Rottensteiner, story note, The Black Mirror & Other Stories, p. [59]. Bloch (2002) 1284. Nagl, p. 247 (misdating 1904). A very good copy. This paperbound issue is rare. (#152265)

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        HISTORY OF SOCIALISM] Istoriya sotsializma v Soedinyonnykh Shtatakh / Per. s 4 amer. izd. M.I. Bragina [i.e. History of Socialism in the United States / Translated from the 4th American edition by M.I. Bragin]

      Tip. t-va ''Obshchestvennaya pol'za'', St. Petersburg 1907 - X, [2], 275 pp. 23x16 cm. Original wrappers. Uncut copy. Very good. Few tears of the spine, lacking small piece from the top of the spine. First Russian edition. Morris Hillquit (1869-1933) was a founder and leader of the Socialist Party of America and prominent labor lawyer in New York City's Lower East Side. Hillquit was a pioneer historian of the American radical movement, publishing a first serious academic history of socialism in 1903 entitled History of Socialism in the United States. The book would be issued in five English-language editions during Hillquit's lifetime and would be translated into a number of the primary languages of the American socialist movement, including German, Russian, Yiddish, Finnish, and Polish. Two main documents are published in this book - program of the Socialist Party and Socialist Worker's Party. There was an increasing interest in Socialist movement in USA when this book was first published. This book was published in the year the first Russian Revolution started by two major socialist parties in 1905 was ended. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Maximin, ein Gedenkbuch

      Berlin: Blaetter für die Kunst (1907). 4to. 53 pp - Berlin: Blaetter für die Kunst (1907). 4to. 53 pp. The lavishly produced tribute create by Stefan George to honor his talented young consort, Maximilian Kronberger. George's homosexuality is most clearly revealed in the love poetry he devoted to Kronberger, whom he identified as a manifestation of the divine. Kronberger died unexpectedly of meningitis in 1904 on the day after his 16th birthday. Deified by George, the cult of 'Maximin' became an integral part of the George circle.Printed in red and black with gold embossed cover drawing by Melchior Lechter and gilt edges. One of 200 numbered copies printed on Japanese paper, vellum boards, gilt edges, decorative devices throughout. photographic frontispiece. A stunning example of a very rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine and striking Portrait Photo by Histed of 42 Baker Street, London, (Edith Starr, 1887-1933, daughter of William Starr Miller of New York, 2nd wife, 1921, of Almeric Hugh Paget, 1861-1949, Treasurer of the League of Nations, from 1918 1st Baron Queenborough)

      1907 - signed 'Edith S. Miller', inscribed to Sir Gilbert Parker (1862-1932, Canadian-born Novelist, M.P. for Gravesend 1900-1918, from 1915 1st Bart.) and Lady Parker and dated on the mount, showing her three quarter length, almost full face, in a dark silk gown lined in white with heavily embroidered shoulders and cuffs, over a white dress with a rose corsage, head tilted a little to the left, 11¼" x 8¼" on mount 18" x 13¾", no place, July corners of mount very slightly bumped Lady Queenborough wrote 'Occult Theocrasy', about secret societies seeking to control the world, published privately in France just after she died. . Lord Queenborough early had business interests in America. His first wife, 1895, was Pauline, (d. 1916) daughter of the Hon.William C. Whitney, late US Secretary of the Navy. Their daughter Dorothy Paget, (1905-1960), owned the famous steeplechaser 'Golden Miller' whose name echoes Edith's [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Mesaventures d'un Chien

      Paris: Editions Jules Tallandier, 1907. Hardcover. Very Good. Benjamin Rabier. A solid copy of this wonderful 1907 French children's tale of the misadventures of a certain incorrigible --but very cute-- dog. Tight and VG- in its decorative plaid cloth, with just a touch of soiling to the interior and light chipping at the rear panel edges (including 2" of loss along the rear fore-edge). Still though, atractive and very presentable, and nicely illustrated in rich color by the author Benjamin Rabier himself. Tall quarto, published by Editions Jules Tallandier of Paris.

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        Kleine Dramen. Das Bergwerk zu Falun. Der Kaiser und die Hexe. Das kleine Welttheater. 2. Aufl.

      Schmutztit., Tit., 131(1) S., 1 Bl., OHPgt. Mit golgepr. Rückentitel auf mont. Papierschildchen, zweifarbig gemusterter Deckelbezug, Kopfgoldschnitt.Einband etw. abgestaubt u. berieben. Rückennähte stellenweise aufgeplatzt. Mit einer eh. Widmung des Verfassers ("Meinem lieben Hans. Rodaun 1907") auf dem flieg. Vorsatzblatt Zweite Auflage des Sammelbandes im Jahr der Erstveröffentlichung (Jacoby 78). Die drei Theaterstücke waren zuvor 1897 bzw. 1899 (Bergwerk) erstmals im Druck erschienen.

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        AN EPISODE OF FLATLAND: OR HOW A PLANE FOLK DISCOVERED THE THIRD DIMENSION. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN OUTLINE OF THE HISTORY OF UNAEA

      London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Limd., 1907.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-181 [182: blank] [183: ads] [184: blank], figures in text, original maroon cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition, first binding with "Sonnenschein" printed at base of spine panel. C. H. Hinton (1853-1907) was concerned with finding ways of expanding the mind beyond the confines it had been taught to accept as final. His interest in the fourth dimension was the outcome of this search. He published his first essay on the topic, "What is the Fourth Dimension?," in 1880. In the famous analogy, pioneered by Edwin A. Abbott in FLATLAND (1884), and by Hinton himself in "A Plane World" (1886), a being of two dimensions would not be able to perceive a three dimensional object, such as a cube, and would perceive it in two dimensions only, as a square. In the same way, a man is not able to perceive any four dimensional objects, and if any are encountered, he explains them in terms of the familiar three dimensions. Hinton's "very strange story [AN EPISODE OF FLATLAND] describes a two-dimensional world rather more complicated than Abbott's, and features a startling plot in which the inhabitants of a two-dimensional planet avoid collision with another by diverting their 'world' in[to] the third dimension, taking advantage of the fact that -- like the human hero of 'An Unfinished Communication' -- their souls have access to more dimensions than their bodies." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 137. "At the time of his death, Hinton's last book, AN EPISODE OF FLATLAND ... was in press. We can fittingly regard this mature and mellow novel as Hinton's last testament. Any preconceptions of Hinton as some sort of narrow-minded crank are dispelled by the gentle self-irony of the book, which features two characters modeled on Hinton himself." - Rudy Rucker, "Life in the Fourth Dimension: C. H. Hinton and His Scientific Romances," Foundation 18 (January 1980), 12-18. Hinton's work was destined to be the inspiration for other writers whose works would eclipse his own. His scientific romances provided ideas that may have influenced the early work of H. G. Wells, and his speculations on multidimensionality inspired the better known speculations of P. D. Ouspensky. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-98. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1100. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 337 and 565. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy. p.113. Locke, Voyages in Space 108. Bleiler (1978), p. 100. Reginald 07230. A fine copy. This book is rarely found in the first issue binding. (#149740)

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        Pragmatism / A New Name For Some Old Ways Of Thinking / Popular Lectures On Philosophy By William James (In Dust Jacket)

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907. First British Edition. Tan Quarter Cloth Over Boards. Very Good/Good. 8 5/8" Tall. 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.

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        The Golfers Manual, Previously The Golfer's Handbook.

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton Kent and Co., 1907. - 100 + [4] ad pp. Illustrated with plates from photos, including a frontispiece portrait of Old Tom Morris. 7¼x4¾, gilt-lettered green cloth. Seventh Edition. The author founded a famous club-making firm in St Andrews and his old shop is still open as a museum for visitors. This is the rare 7th edition, in excellent condition. Very Good, Ex- Edinburgh public library, with some small library stamps, and a bookplate on inner board, not detracting from this exceptional title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE DUST WHICH IS GOD: AN UNDIMENSIONAL ADVENTURE ..

      [Ranworth Hall, Norwich]: Samurai Press, 1907.. Small octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-62 [63: blank] [64: publisher's ads], original gray boards with spine lettering printed in black, printed paper label affixed to front panel, top edge stained gray. First edition. A strongly fantastic novella combining elements of the mad scientist, the conte philosophique, the occult interplanetary, bizarre cosmology, and a visit from the ancient Greek mathematician Diophantus. Unusual conception, sophisticated treatment. "A short cosmic vision of three progressive worlds showing the evolution of the race towards perfection." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), pp. 144-45. "Quite well-written, and reminiscent in some aspects of its structure of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol". - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 78. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985), p. 141. Bleiler (1978), p. 188. Reginald 13781. A near fine copy, clean and with no wear to delicate board binding. Scarce. (#148844)

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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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        Les Joyeuzetés du Roy Loys le Unzièsme. Conte drôlatique illustré par Edmond Malassis.

      Paris, Louis Conard 1907 - . 4°. 2 Bl., 48 S. mit farbigen Illustrationen von Edmond Malassis, 2 Bl. Farbholzschnitten auf Chinapapier, 2 Bl. mit Bleistift monogrammierte farbigen Tafeln (verso mit Bleistift datiert 1906), 2 Bl. farbige Probedrucke mit ausführlichen handschriftlichen Korrekturen davon eine von Edm. Malassis signiert, 3 Bl. einfarbige Probedrucke (blau, rot, gelb), 1 Bl. Kopfgoldschnitt. Rotes Maroquin mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und reicher Rückenvergoldung, Deckel- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Der farbige Umschlagtitel ist vorne eingebunden. No. 2 (von Louis Conard monogrammiert) de 20 (Gesamtauflage 171) exemplaieres sur papier japon, nos 1 à 20, contenant les deux motifs d?encadrement gravés sur bois, tirées sur paier de Chine & un état d?une plance en couleurs avec les corrections de M. Edmond Malassis. Sehr gutes und schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Tale of Tom Kitten.

      

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Heidelberg, 5. VII. 1907.

      1907. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Kollegen: "Esc. Feldmarschallt. v. [...] der mich s. Z. wegen Magenvisitation consultierte, wurde auf meinen Rat später von Ihnen operirt u. wünscht jetzt sich von mir ärztlich beaufsichtigen zu lassen. Ich werde ihn voraussichtlich bald wieder nach Wien schicken, möchte aber doch gerne wissen, ob bei der Operation ein Carzinom gefunden wurde, ob dasselbe exstirpirt oder ob blos eine Gastroenterostomie gemacht wurde [...]".

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        Erläuterung Zur Bauvollendung Der Kirche Der Niederöst. Landeshell Und Pflegeanstalten

      Vienna 1907 - Small 8vo, original printed self wrappers with blue and gold cord. With 14 pages, floor plan, two sketches and 6 photographs. With an additional three page pamphlet on the church including information on windows and doors. The Roman Catholic oratory (also known as the Church of Saint Leonard) of the Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital in Vienna was buildt between 1903 and 1907 with mosaics and stained glass by Koloman Moser and sculpture by Othmar Schimkowitz. The design meets the specific requirements of its worshippers, the mentally ill, with few sharp edges, limited entry to the pulpit and emergency exits while reflecting Wagner's stunning Vienna Secession style. A rare ephemeral piece. WorldCat lists only reprnts. Size: Small 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Schweizerische Banknote 1907-1997

      

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        THE HOUSE OF THE VAMPIRE ...

      New York: Moffat, Yard & Company,. 1907. original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Just a hint of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a. fine, bright copy. A stunning copy. Quite scarce in such superior. condition. (#151683). First edition, first printing. The author's first novel. "Weird thriller of a vampiric aesthete who drains creativity from his proteges; Wildean allusions in the characterization and cultural milieu, 1890s Decadence refracted through the New Aestheticism of 1907, of which Viereck was a prominent advocate. An unusual variant on the vampire myth, overwritten but quite effective, especially the uncompromising finale." - Robert Knowlton. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 175. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-199. Carter, The Vampire in Literature, p. 106. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 985. Frost, The Monster with a Thousand Faces, p. 57. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 441. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-241. Bleiler (1978), p. 200. Reginald 14673. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 V-170. See Bloch (2002) 3233.

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        THE KING OF THOMOND: A STORY OF YESTERDAY

      Boston: Herbert B. Turner & Company, 1907.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] [i-iv] v [vi] ix-xix [xx: blank] 1-218 [219-220: blank] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination ("ix" should have been numbered "vii" etc.)], inserted frontispiece (sepia portrait of the novel's heroine), title page printed in black and red, original pictorial maroon cloth, front panel stamped in white, gold and silver, spine panel stamped in white. First edition. "A brief foreword by the director of an insane asylum in rural Pennsylvania establishes a narrative frame for the novel, introducing us to the author of the first-person memoir that makes up its bulk. Una Constance Mabie O'Brien was a quiet reclusive lady who sometimes fell into periods of extreme melancholia and wandered out into the snow one winter day and died of pneumonia soon thereafter. Her story begins on a lonely island in ante-bellum Maryland called Thomond where she spent her first carefree days. When her mother dies she is claimed by her father, a sinister-looking man who takes her to Philadelphia where he works in a company of actors (a disreputable profession at the time), part of whose repertoire is an adaptation of Spenser's 'The Faerie Queen.' When she turns 17 she hears from an uncle who has arranged a position for her as a nurse-governess in a house back on Thomond Island owned by a Dr. Brian O'Brien. On her arrival he tells Constance about her charge, six-year old Geraldine, who never speaks; he muses at dinner about putting some machinery inside her. When she is introduced to his wife she discovers, when she accidentally knocks her over as she is climbing the stairs, that the woman is a giant wax doll. The daughter is also a wax doll. Yet Dr. O'Brien insists on treating both as if they were alive. Constance is to give Geraldine daily three-hour lessons, which she agrees to, having no other realistic option for supporting herself. Dr. O'Brien is something of a ventriloquist and sometimes manages to make the dolls 'speak' at family dinners. He also has a laboratory where he performs anatomical experiments. The two become friends and eventually fall in love. They enjoy dressing up and staging theatricals for their own benefit. One night, after O'Brien's return from a trip, she is kept awake by a whirring noise, which turns out to be the saw he is using in his laboratory to cut open the skull of a dead woman. The next day he tells his story. He confesses that insanity runs in his family. When he was younger he fell in love with a beautiful woman named Margaret Archer, who gave him as a love token a drop of her blood on a crystal jewel, saying that if it ever lost its red color it would prove her false. This indeed happens one day and O'Brien flees in despair. Inspired by a reading of FRANKENSTEIN, he makes wax dolls of his dead mother and sister, trying for years to bring them to life. On a trip out of town (after the arrival of Una) he happens across the corpse of Margaret in a morgue. She had died after falling into drug addiction. He brings the corpse back to Thomond Island and was doing an autopsy on her brain when Una walked in. Nevertheless, as he continues the story of his life, he confesses his love to Una and they become engaged. On the day of their planned wedding, however, O'Brien apparently suffers a psychotic break and is confined to a sanitarium. When the Civil War breaks out he escapes, is shot while being recaptured and dies in the arms of Una. She is left penniless and eventually winds up in the asylum where the novel began. The novel has some of the genteel sentimentality typical of the period but offers a good deal of effectively weird atmosphere as it weaves together the themes of imagination, legends, dreams and madness." - Robert Eldridge. Bleiler (1978), p. 16. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 B-266. Former owner's pencil ownership signature on front free endpaper. The fragile white stamping is perished from the spine panel (but 99% intact on front cover), the spine ends have a touch of wear, a bright very good copy, nearly fine aside from the flaws mentioned. A scarce book. (#147921)

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