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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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        The History of Modern Painting

      London and New York: J.M. Dent and E.P. Dutton and Company, 1907. Leather_bound. Fine. London and New York: J.M. Dent and E.P. Dutton and Company, 1907. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Quartos. The History of Modern Painting. Revised edition, illustrated throughout . Bound in three quarter tan morocco, spine with gilt decoration and title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.

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        Songs of a Sourdough

      Toronto: William Briggs, 1907. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Canadian Edition, "Author's Edition", a brighter green cloth variant. iv, 82 [1]pp. 12mo. Green cloth with gilt stamped lettering on spine and gilt lettering and vertical line decoration on front cover. Slight bumping, wear and soiling to corners and spine. Mild rubbing and soiling to boards. Some places with very slight discolouration on endpapers. Small stamp from previous seller on ffep. Text block is clean and tight. A nice copy. near fine A1 a. (pp. 21) in Mitham (first ed.). Service originally put together this collection of poems intending to make a Christmas keepsake for his friends. He sent a cheque to cover printing costs and a typescript of the collection to the Methodist Book and Publishing house. However, the heads of the literary department were convinced upon seeing the collection of its literary potential. Book steward William Briggs was convinced by them to accept the collection as a publication of the house itself and not a volume published at the author's expense. William Briggs issued the initial order for the books publication on the 6th of December, 1906. Twenty copies were sent to Service, by Briggs, on the 26th of February 1907 and 30 copies were released for review purposes. The book was published and copyrighted on June 4th, 1907. It was originally priced at seventy-five cents but sold at one dollar; 500 copies were printed with an undetermined number appearing in green cloth and others in brown. 1907

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        Les trophées

      Edition partly original because increased two sonnets and unprecedented preface of the author, and printed 175 numbered copies on vellum Marais on behalf of the great bibliophile Descamps-Scrive.Bound in full red morocco of Russia, back with five nerves decorated with quintuple gold and decorated boxes, date and place golden tail, golden wheels on the caps, boards with a large octagonal golden and richly decorated with friezes, nets and dotted with golden, diamond and gold jewels in spandrels, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, framing a golden lace on contreplats fragile parchment wrappers and back preserved and bound in, all edges gilt, magnificent binding signed the time of C . of Samblanx.illustrated book of 50 original compositions by Luc Olivier Merson-etched by Léopold FlamengVery nice copy perfectly established. S.n. Paris 1907 23,5x33cm relié sous étui

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        The Forests and Forest Flora of The Colony of the Cape of Good Hope

      Taylor & Henderson, Aberdeen 1907 - 361 pages of text plus 160 pages of illustration plus folded map (complete). A sturdy, resolute, much owned and most inconsiderately stored copy. This is the book for which Sims is most noted. It is magisterial in size and scope. It's diligence is exceptional. The boards of this copy are much worn, marked and stained from storage. There is wear all about. The spine is elderly and worn but assured. The boards are secure and sure. Within, the contents have some foxing and mild aging. The folded map has some user creasing but is healthy and sure. The pages are tight, comfortable, benign, patient, clear, tidy, most competent. A book still to be savoured, used and owned. fk [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Some Points in the Surgery of the Brain and Its Membranes.

      Macmillan. London First edition 1907 - pp. xv, (i), 405, (iii). 206 illustrations. Original cloth, slight wear to the spine ends and corners, top corner a little bumped affecting the first few leaves, ex-libris MACDONALD CRITCHLEY (signed on the front free end-paper). *GARRISON-MORTON #4879.01 - Ballance recognized and described chronic subdural haematoma with great accuracy, described a successful operation for it and also for subdural hygroma, discussed brain abscess fully and devoted 243pp. to brain tumours. SEE ALSO Heirs of Hippocrates #2174 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon:: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources.

      London Lloyd's Greater Britain Publishing Company 1907 - An encyclopaedic survey of the history, administration and commerce of the island, with biographies of its leading citizens. An exceptionally good copy in the original gilt-decorated leather, all edges gilt. Minor wear to spine and corners. First edition Folio, pp.916, many illustrations, map.

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        Konrad zu Hohenlohe, Statthalter von Triest - Handgeschriebener Brief von 1907

      Konrad Prinz zu Hohenlohe, Statthalter in Triest - Briefbogen mit vier Seiten, drei davon von Hand beschrieben von 1907, + Original-Umschlag, ebenfalls von Hand beschriftet. --- Prinz Konrad zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, mit vollem Namen Konrad Maria Eusebius Prinz zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (1863 - 1918), war ein österreichischer Hocharistokrat und führender Politiker Österreich-Ungarns 1906 war er kurzzeitig k.k. Ministerpräsident. - 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.

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        Juck und Schlau die beiden Affen. Verse von Onkel Franz. Bilder von Onkel Haase.

      Berlin, Meidinger`s Jugendschriften Vgl., o. J. [1907]. 32 S. OPp. Nur in der StaBi Berlin nachgewiesen: dort im Globus-Verlag. - Gbrsp., R. m. Fehlstelle - diese fachmännisch m. Japanpapier geschlossen, Ebd. berieben. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kinderbuch

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        Autograph letter signed

      two pages n.d."Friday"[c.1907], London - To pioneering trades-unionist and suffragist Ivy Pretious, commiserating on a health matter: " . . . I was relieved to learn yesterday that they had not had to cut off a bit of your finger" and altering an arrangement to meet: "My wife has decided to stay in town on the night of the 12th. & I can't well manage to come to dinner. I am much disappointed, but vexatious things will happen." Pretious, illegitimate and adandoned as a child, was secretary of the Free Trade Union and one of the highest-paid women in the country. Russell was much invloved in the campaign for women's suffrage and in the final stages of his disastrous first marriage to Alys Pearsall Smith. He confided to Pretious his hope of "emancipation from my bondage before too long" but it is not clear whether their relationship was other than Platonic. Pretious married Lord Tennyson in 1909 and, on meeting her son in the 1950s, Russell requested he: "Tell Ivy that I think of her every . . . " and, searching for the correct interval, " . . . week." In excellent condition.

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        Songs of a Sourdough [With Original Letter and Inscription]

      Toronto: William Briggs, 1907. Undetermined. very good. 1st Canadian Edition, "Author's Edition", green cloth variant. iv, 82 [1]pp. 12mo. Green cloth with gilt stamped lettering on spine, gilt lettering and triple vertical rule decoration on front cover. Slight bumping to corners and ends of spine. Stamp from W. S. Thomas on front pastedown. A few small spots of soiling on endpapers, outer edges and some of the pages within though generally the text block is clean and bright. Inscribed from author in brown ink on front free endpaper. the letter that relates to the book is on a sheet of thin white paper watermarked from the Canadian Bank of Commerce. The sheet is folded vertically to make 4 separate pages which measure 8" X 5". Service has written in brown ink on the front and rear of the folded page. The sheet has been folded two more times horizontally. The letter is generally clean and crisp with only slight soiling and a small stain. A second small brown note, not from Service but that was sent presumably with the letter, has also been included. The envelope contains the return address of the Canadian Bank of Commerce. It is slit at the top and slightly soiled. Postmarked on the back and over the stamp. The letter has been addressed by Service in brown ink. Presented in a beautiful green Morocco clamshell box with gilt raised bands. A1 a. (pp. 21) in Mitham (first ed.). Inscription in the book reads "Colonel Thomas with the compliments of the author. White Horse YT 20 June 1907". The signed letter written by Service accompanying the book is dated 1909 and is written to the same Colonel W. S. Thomas. In the letter Service thanks Thomas for the note and interest. He discusses the success of his new book (which is not yet ready for publication) and promises to send along a copy. The second note which accompanies the letter reads, intriguingly, "Dear 'Unc', Mr. Service is pretty much soiled- but I didn't soil him. Mr. Finger-print man will verify this. For see you have me quite frightened after yesterday's episode. [Signed]. Anyhow, I enjoyed him, especially 'Dan McGrew'." the letter was written during Service's time working as a bank clerk in the Yukon (hence the Canadian Bank of Commerce letterhead). The book to which Service refers to in his April 1909 letter is probably 'Ballads of a Cheechako' which was copyrighted in August and released in September of that year. The release of this book (his second following Songs of a Sourdough) was delayed as Briggs was unsure about publishing the volume at first due to lack of morality and coarse language (MacKay, Vagabond of Verse). However, with the threat of taking the book elsewhere, he eventually not only got Briggs to agree to publish the book but did so at an increased royalty (though with one ballad omitted and a few other small changes). A rare inscribed copy with fantastic letters to match. See illustration rear cover. 1907

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        Circa 1907 copper bas-relief of Winston S. Churchill titled "RT. HON. W. CHURCHILL M.P."

      - This rare and striking item is a circa 1907 copper bas-relief of a very young Winston S. Churchill. This image dates from Churchill's period as an ardent reformer and a bright star of the Liberal Party. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. Churchill was appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies in late 1905 and by 1908 joined the Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade at age 33. "Only Pitt, Palmerston, Peel, Gladstone, Harold Wilson and William Hague were appointed so young." The bas-relief measures 7.25 x 5.5 inches, printed "RT. HON. W. CHURCHILL M.P." at the bottom. Condition is quite good apart from a small hole at the upper center, ostensibly a nail hole from which this once hung in a British home, and a one inch diagonal crease at the lower left corner, where it was once bent. The artist is unknown. Churchilliana expert Douglas Hall discusses and dates this unusual item at p. 109 of The Book of Churchilliana: "The picture cannot pre-date 1907, but is clearly based on a photograph of a younger Churchill – probably around 1900 when he still had a full head of hair." These are elusive; we are unaware of any but this one for sale in recent years. The one depicted in Hall’s book is framed in wood, which would be an aesthetically pleasing treatment of the item.

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        Der Wahn und die Träume in W. Jensens "Gradiva". (Schriften zur angewandten Seelenkunde, herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Sigm. Freud. Estes Heft)

      Leipzid und Wien, Franz Deuticke, 1907. 1907, 1907, in-8, 81-[1] pp, broché, couverture jaune d'origine, sous chemise demi-chagrin noir et étui modernes(Devauchelle), Édition originale, avec une couverture de relais portant la date du second tirage, 1908. Premier ouvrage publié par Freud ayant pour objet l'étude psychanalytique d'une oeuvre littéraire et publication pionnière de ce type de commentaire, faite à la demande de Jung ; elle prend pour objet la nouvelle "Gradiva" de Wilhelm Jensen, racontant l'histoire d'un archéologue qui tombe amoureux d'une jeune fille grecque figurée sur un bas-relief antique. Norman II, F64. Dufresne, Bibliographie des écrits de Freud, 1907a

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        Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts. 10 Bde. (= komplette Edition). Nach dem Muster von John Smith`s Catalogue Raisonnée.

      Esslingen / Paris (Paul Neff Verlag / Verlag F. Kleinberger) 1907/28. zus. 6340 S. Hlbln.Versand D: 2,50 EUR

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        Modern Medicine Its Theory and Practice 7 volumes,

      LEA BROTHERS & CO, PHILADELPHIA & NEW YORK 1907 - 7 volumes, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED 42 pounds shipped from atlantic city new jersey ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED, edges reubbed, hinges cracked, pages yellowing, corners bumbed, faded gilt on spine, spines rubbed and worn, some boards falling off DATE PUBLISHED: 1907 EDITION: FIRST ED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A collection of approximately 375 programs for concerts outside Minneapolis-St. Paul

      v.p., 1907. Mostly 8vo amd smaller, largest is 48 pages but most have 8 or fewer pages, with many broadsides and broadsheets, showing the extraordinary outreach of the Minneapolis Symphony to cities and towns east of the Rocky Mountains, and into Canada. The programs, all locally produced are for concerts in Grand Forks, Winnipeg, Topeka, Brookings, Yankton, Omaha, Wichita, Des Moines, Kansas City, Sioux City, Albert Lea, La Crosse, Salina, Denver, Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Moline, Lincoln, Pierre, Aderdeen, Mason City, Menominie, Belvidere, Chicago, Austin, Lawrence, Joplin, Iowa City, Decatur, Springfield, Deadwood, Superior, Appleton, Louisville, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, New York, Fort Wayne, Streator, Battle Creek, Normal, Faargo, Waterloo, Peoria, St. Louis, Toledo, Detroit, South Bend, Valparasio, Bloomington, Grand Island, Brooklyn, Wheeling, Madison, among others.

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        The South Polar Times

      An exact reproduction of the South Polar Times magazine originally issued during the Antarctic expeditions of Robert F. Scott. "It has always seemed churlish to list this title under Shackleton, who only edited the first of the three volumes, for the publication arose during Scott's two expeditions. On the first of these, Shackleton was invalided home before its completion, while he was most decidedly not a member of the second Scott effort. Still, this should not detract from the publication, a lithographed facsimile of typescipts produced by members of Scott's party during three bleak Antarctic winters spent in his company." (Taurus).

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        SWORD AND BLOSSON POEMS FROM THE JAPANESE

      1907 - [Crepe Paper Book] Kimura Shotaro & Peake, Charlotte M. A., translators. SWORD AND BLOSSOM POEMS FROM THE JAPANESE. Volumes I II III. Tokyo, 38 Yotsuya Hommura: T. Hasegawa, Meiji 41 [1908] Printed by Kaneko Tokujiro. 18.1 x 12.3 cm. Volume one is a second printing from 1909 after the first of 1907, the second and third volumes are from 1908 and 1910, first editions. Covers are creped paper over padded boards. Contents are printed on uncreped paper. Fine condition throughout, in a (publisher's?) clasped chitsu case. Volumes two and three are quite scarce, a full set even more so.

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        Nordvestpassagen Beretning Om Gjß¡-Ekspeditionen 1903-1907 Med et TillÞ§ Av Premierlß©tnant Godfred Hansen [With Signed Letter from Roald Amundsen]

      Kristiania [Oslo]: H. Aschehoug & Co.(W. Nygaard), 1907. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. [xiii], xiv-xv, 511pp. Octavo. Full green cloth publishers binding with gilt ship and waves stamped to front board. Gilt titles and design of dolphins and waves to spine. Some very light shelfwear and bumping to corners, edges of boards, and head and tail of spine. Floral endpapers. All edges speckled. Clean and virtually free of foxing internally. With a letter of 5 lines, signed and dated by Amundsen, on a single sheet folded twice vertically. Folds with small tears, professionally repaired. A bright, attractive copy. near fine A beautiful copy of the true first edition of Amundsen's account of traversing the Northwest Passage. A goal of Arctic explorers for centuries, the Northwest Passage was first navigated completely by Amundsen in his small ship, the Gjß¡. Amundsen was deep in debt with creditors attempting to stop the expedition entirely. In the letter accompanying this book, Amundsen sarcastically refers to his financial situation, saying "I believe that taxman Garben in Drammen would be a brilliant head pilot in the Northwest Passage. He has all the qualifications for it. Drammen 25 April 1907. Roald Amundsen." Balthasar Oscar Garben was the tax collector in Drammen 1891-1909. Given that this debt almost prevented his historical voyage completely, the letter provides fascinating insight into Amundsen's somewhat cavalier attitude towards his debt upon his return. 1907

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        Les Mille et un Mats Inverses (www.bookcollectorshop.com)

      Bueno Aires: Numa Preti, 1907 2 volumes: 510p with diagrams; lx+231pp with diagrams and index. Duodecimo (6 1/2" x 5") bound in red cloth with black and gilt lettering and decoration to cover and gilt lettering to spine. A C White's Christmas series (Betts: 40-7)(Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:2589)1st edition. Volume one contains a collection of 1001 self-mates by various composers, mainly in 2, 3 and 4 moves, but also including some with longer solutions up to 8 moves. Volume two contains the introduction to the collection (in French, English and German), solutions (in French) given fully, "A list of self-mate problem tourney and index to prize winner's in volume one in French. Condition: Recased with new spine and original front covers laid on, last page volume with some repair, lightly soiled else about very good issued without jackets.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Duodecimo.

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        Women In All Ages And All Countries

      Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, 1907. Full leather. Fine. Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, 1907. Full leather. Ten volumes. Octavo. Women In All Ages And In All Countries, Greek Women, Roman Woman, Early Christianity Women, Oriental Women, Mediveal France Women, Romance of Women in Countries, Women of Modern France, Women of the Teutons Nations, Women of England, Women of America. This edition is printed on Japan vellum paper is limited to one thousand numbered and registered sets of which this is number 627, colored frontispiece and other illustrations through-out set. Bound in full kelly green crushed morocco, boards gilt decorations of scrolling fluerons to corners, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, inner boards central red and green morocco with double gilt ruled line, red silk doublures. A fine and beautiful set.

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        The Devil and the Grafter: And How They Work Together to Deceive, Swindle and Destroy Mankind: an Army of 600,000 Criminals at War with Society and Religion

      Chicago?: Unknown, 1907. Apparent First Edition. Hardcover. Poor+/None. Scarce. Three-quarter brown leather and green marbled boards with gilt titling on spine, 8vo., loss of leather on upper corner, cracking at hinges, miraculously boards still holding, but front pastedown paper torn 2 ins. at top. Front board bows up slightly at top. Binding is sound. Interior unmarked. Water stain to the corner of first 20 pages does not affect photos or text. Although there is a publisher's note, no publisher name or place given. Green marbled page edges. NOT a reprint or print-on-demand. BOOK INFO: The arch enemies of happiness and prosperity, the Devil and the Grafter: one is handled by the church; the other by the law. Leave it up to Woodbridge to herein expose the grafter's tricks. Woodbridge bills himself 'the World-Famous Criminologist and Detective, and the Incorruptible Sherlock Holmes of America,' who arrested 19,500 people. 'After eighteen years of heroic warfare and scores of hairbreadth escapes, in his unceasing battle with the devil and the grafter, Mr. Wooldridge tells in a graphic manner how wildcat insurance, fake mines and oil wells..ordinary gambling houses..fake banks, fortune tellers..and other criminals of all classes operate and how their organizations have been broken up and destroyed by hundreds. The work also contains Detective Clifton R. Wooldridge's Never-Fail System For Detecting and Outwitting All Classes of Grafters and Swindlers.' (from the title page) Illus. by B&W photographs of Woodbridge in costume and line-drawings with the devil's image superimposed in red. The book contains a trick of his own with the page numbers. Remarkable!

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        Beyond Good and Evil

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 268pp + [4] publisher's ads. First American edition. Publisher's olive green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Very Good. Cloth lightly rubbed at corners and spine ends, slightly faded at spine; front cover is lightly soiled and lightly marked. Bookseller ticket to rear paste down. Short, closed marginal tear to introduction page. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Works Of Friedrich Nietzsche: Vol. Twelve: Beyond Good And Evil, Prelude To A Philosophy Of The Future

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1907. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 8" Tall. 1st Printing Xv, 268 + Four Page Catalog At End. American Edition, Which May Use Sheets Of The 2000 Copies Of The 1907 First English Printing. A Clean Example, Gilt Brilliant, Light Wear And Fraying At Corners, Hinges Tight Although Endpapers Partly Cracked, Contents Clean. Ownership Signature Of "E. L C -" On Front Cover.

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        LOVE OF LIFE

      1907. Very Good. 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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        The Tale of Tom Kitten.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., , 1907. Sextodecimo. Original grey-green boards, titles to spine and front board in white, pictorial label to front board, pictorial endpapers. With 27 colour plates by the author. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled and lightly browned, small abrasion to foot of front board, slight bumps to extremities, an excellent copy. First edition. The first three printings are indistinguishable.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Dream of Fair Women

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1907. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Harrison Fisher and E. Stetson Crawford. There is a small gift inscription on the ffep that keeps this book from being fine; otherwise it is clean, tight, square and unmarked. It comes with the publisher's box with the same illustration as that on the paste down on the front board and has the original glassine wrapping paper. The box is a little worn and has some pencil notes on the bottom surface. The boards are covered in brown cloth and gold titles on the front are embossed through the front paste down. There are darker brown titles on the spine. There are 20 full page color drawing by Fisher (including the frontispiece). The verses from the various poets are printed in black against the elaborate pink decorations by Crawford. This is a sumptuous book.

      [Bookseller: mdpinc Books]
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        Het Algiersche Paard [Algerian Horse]

      Zutphen, Schillemans & Van Belkum, [Antwerp 1907 - Colour-printed lithograph by J.L. Goffart, after a painting by Otto Eerelman on heavy textured card. Very good condition. A rare and finely rendered portrait of a noble draft horse, from the limited Dutch edition of Eerelman's 'Paardenrassen Kunstalbum'. A skilled draftsman, watercolourist, and painter, Otto Eerelman was born in the Netherlandish village of Groningen in 1839, where he studied with the Dutch history painter J.H. Egenberger at the Minerva Academy. He later studied in Paris in 1867 and in Brussels from 1874 to 1876. After living in The Hague and Arnhem for several years, he returned to his hometown, where he became an instructor at the Minerva Academy. Although widely reputed for his paintings of the royal family, particularly Queen Wilhelmina, Eerelman was primarily known for his detailed renderings of horses. In 1907, Zutphen, Schillemans & Van Belkum published a Dutch edition of Paardenrassen Kunstalbum , a portfolio of chromolithographed plates based on paintings by Eerelman, which depict different breeds of draft horses. Mennessier de la Lance, Essai de bibliographie hippique donnant la description détaillée des ouvrages publiés ou traduits en latin et en français sur le cheval et la cavalerie, avec de nombreuses biographies d'auteurs hippiques , p. 667.

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        FROM INLAND AND OTHER POEMS.

      London:: Alston Rivers Ltd.,. 1907.. First edition, Harvey 21. A truly scarce book. There are no other copies online at present, only 42 copies in libraries worldwide, and the last time it appeared at auction was in 1973. "The earlier in order of these poems are new. Others of the verse here printed appeared in volumes published, to all intents and purposes, privately, during the last few years. The responsibility for the selection must be borne by Mr. Edward Garnett." (According to Harvey, only two of the poems are new.) Edward William Garnett worked as an editor and reader for T. Fisher Unwin, Gerald Duckworth and Co. and then Jonathan Cape and, in 1898, introduced Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford, who later collaborated. It should be noted that Ford claimed the reviews of FROM INLAND were generous and yet sales came to only seventeen copies; but Harvey cautions against believing Ford's sales estimates as the number seventeen recurs in almost every description of sales. Judging from its scarcity, there can't have been many copies sold. Gray paperwraps printed on front only. Spine professionally repaired, filling in where few pieces missing; shallow chipping to edges of wraps; otherwise about very good. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        A Catalogue of Books Relating to the Discovery and Early History of North and South America Forming a Part of the Library of E.D. Church. Compiled and Annotated by George Watson Cole. Volume IV: 1677-1752

      Dodd, Mead, New York 1907 - [1499-1999] pp. in 35 quires. Limited to 150 numbered copies. This copy out of series. One of the most important references for early Americana. Blank wrappers soiled, some slight darkening of the edges, else near fine. Unbound original quires, untrimmed [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Southern Africa 1906-1907

      n.p. 1907 - 77 photos. All but one measures approx. 9 x 9cm and are mounted six-to-a-page on both side of seven album leaves. The non-conforming photo is professional, measures about 30 x 21cm. and has been inserted in corner mounts inside the back cover. The rest are amateur photos. Detail generally Good to Very Good although a fair number are slightly out of focus or faded. First album leaf browned. Brief inked captions beneath all but about five of the uniform-sized photos. The large photo is also uncaptioned. One album leaf has been cut to remove one photo on each side. Additional stubs indicate that six leaves were removed from the end of this album. Contemporary oblong album (36 x 27cm.), lacking about half of backstrip. First page in album captioned Big Game Shooting in G. S. W. A. July-September 1907. Animals killed include impala, lechwe, wildebeest, and reedbuck. There are five photos here and there in the album identified as Chobe River. Some other hunting scenes seem to be in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). There is a photo of the Sanatarium Hotel in Kimberley and another photo of orange sellers to train passengers at Palachwe. Another photo is captioned "Our camp at Elephant Drift." Four rather indistinct photos are of his meerkat. A half dozen are of Cape Town (more water than land). Three photos are of a horse identified as "The Wombat" and further identified as "1st [??] S. Africa 1904-1908." Two or three others are of horse shows. or show horses. Four photos were taken in Durban and show various officers in the same cart drawn by a man wearing some sort of native regalia. The large photo is a high quality professional photo which shows a group of 28 unidentified soldiers in a group shot in dress uniforms, more than half wearing turbans or other head gear and appearing to be South Asians; the balance are British -- perhaps the missing pages would have provided contect for this photograph. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Birds : An Illustrated Magazine devoted Chiefly to Birds of the British List [Volume 1, 1907 through Volume 80 (1987)

      London, England : H. F. & G. Witherby , 1907-1987. First of this edition. Hardback. Very Good. First editions of this monumental ornithological enterprise, spanning decades. Bound volumes: volume 1 (1907) through volume 77 (1984), with volume 75 in parts and an additional lot of later volumes in parts, through volume 80. This set with bookplates of Cedric and Violet Walter and the University of Wisconsin A.W> Schorger Fund. Stamps of teh Dept. of Wildlife Management University of Wisconsin, on top edge, endpaper and title page of each volume. No other marks. No markings on spine. Volumes 1-46 are in handsome original chocolate ribbed cloth, British Birds bindings with gilt embossed grouse decoration on spine. Volume 47-69 are in the next era of the same binding, with darker brown cloth. 2 volumes from this series have been bound in brown library buckram. Volumes 70-77 are in brown library buckram, with one volume (75 in parts). Additional box of separate issues, bring the series to volume 80. Harry Forbes Witherby (7 October 1873 – 11 December 1943) was a noted British ornithologist, author, publisher and founding editor (in 1907) of the magazine British Birds.The family firm of H F and G Witherby, originally printers, began to publish bird books early in the 20th century. From an early age Witherby devoted himself to the study of ornithology. His opus was the 5 volume Handbook of British Birds.

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        The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles, Together with the True Travels, Adventures and Observations, and a Sea Grammar (2 Vols)

      James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow, 1907. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 1/4 vellum, rubbed, little soiling. Small tear inner edge of cloth on volume 2. Number 88 of edition on hand-made paper limited to 100 copies, initialed by the publisher. Most pages unopened, folding maps present, little creased. Size: 8vo. 776 pages. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 6 pounds or less. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2933. .

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        Du mariage

      - Paul Ollendorf, Paris 1907, 11x18cm, relié. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Binding metà abete dolore verde, sbiadito torna con cinque nervi, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, angoli poco frequentate, vincolante contemporaneo. autografo firmato Blum Jules Uhry sul frontespizio contenente la testa di piccole lacune e lacrime. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Reliure en demi chagrin vert sapin, dos décoloré à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins légèrement émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Léon Blum à Jules Uhry sur la page de titre comportant en tête de petits manques et déchirures.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Works Of Friedrich Nietzsche: Vol. Twelve: Beyond Good And Evil, Prelude To A Philosophy Of The Future

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1907. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 8" Tall. 1st Printing Xv, 268 + Four Page Catalog At End. American Edition, Which May Use Sheets Of The 2000 Copies Of The 1907 First English Printing. A Clean Example, Gilt Brilliant, Light Wear And Fraying At Corners, Hinges Tight Although Endpapers Partly Cracked, Contents Clean. Ownership Signature Of "E. L C -" On Front Cover.

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        Circa 1907 copper bas-relief of Winston S. Churchill titled "RT. HON. W. CHURCHILL M.P."

      This rare and striking item is a circa 1907 copper bas-relief of a very young Winston S. Churchill. This image dates from Churchill's period as an ardent reformer and a bright star of the Liberal Party. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. Churchill was appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies in late 1905 and by 1908 joined the Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade at age 33. “Only Pitt, Palmerston, Peel, Gladstone, Harold Wilson and William Hague were appointed so young.” The bas-relief measures 7.25 x 5.5 inches, printed “RT. HON. W. CHURCHILL M.P.” at the bottom. Condition is quite good apart from a small hole at the upper center, ostensibly a nail hole from which this once hung in a British home, and a one inch diagonal crease at the lower left corner, where it was once bent. The artist is unknown. Churchilliana expert Douglas Hall discusses and dates this unusual item at p. 109 of The Book of Churchilliana: “The picture cannot pre-date 1907, but is clearly based on a photograph of a younger Churchill – probably around 1900 when he still had a full head of hair.” These are elusive; we are unaware of any but this one for sale in recent years. The one depicted in HallÂ’s book is framed in wood, which would be an aesthetically pleasing treatment of the item.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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