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        The Gilly of Christ by Seosamh Mac Cathmhaoil. With Three Symbols by Ada M. Wentworth Sheilds

      Dublin: Maunsel & Co., 1907 - First Edition. PublisherÕs cloth; minor foxing; near fine in the rare dust jacket, which has some browning, minor wear, and a rubbed spot with slight tearing at the bottom of the front panel, affecting two letters in the price. As the title suggests, poetry of religious interest, as are the three illustrations. The author, an ardent Irish nationalist, came to America for a period following the Irish Civil War, pioneering Irish studies at Fordham University. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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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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        Stories from The Arabian Nights

      London Hodder and Stoughton 1907 - Hardback 1st Edition, 4to, xvi prelims, 133pp text with tipped-in colour frontis illustration with captioned tissue guard and 49 similar colour illustrations all bound in the rear with capttioned tissue guards. Very good in brown buckram, gilt titles on spine and upper board with stamped decorations in gilt and black, grey green end papers and all edges green, minor pitting on spine, small floral book plate of Georgiana Hamilton on front paste down, small crack on front inner hinge but overall a very clean tight copy. No D/W. Weighs 1.7kgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      London William Heinemann 1907 - First Rackham edition. Edition de Luxe, number 96 of 1100 copies printed on handmade paper. Large 4to. Finely bound by Sangorski & Suttcliffe in half blue morocco, raised bands and gilt titles and arabesques to spine. Top edge gilt. Thirteen colour plates mounted onto brown art paper and protected by captioned tissue guards and a number of charming line drawings in the text. A large and attractive presentation of Carroll's classic tale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Hill]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector ]
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        The Lost Word

      William Heinemann, London 1907 - FIRST EDITION. Octavo. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR with associative inscription on the front free endpaper. VERY GOOD. Shows some minor edge and corner wear, some very light dust markings of the fore-edges, a split of the front hinge has been very neatly repaired, otherwise the binding is strong and tight, the text is clean and completely unmarked, and the gold gilt design of the boards and spine remains bright and distinct. The rare inscription, in the unmistakable hand of Evelyn Underhill, is addressed to the authors husband, Hubert Stuart Moore, and reads: (For my darling Choodle with best love from Choodie. January 25th 1907.) The major holding of letters and ephemera pertaining to Evelyn Underhill, preserved by Kings College London, bare repeated mention of the Choodle/Choodie nicknames used between the author and her husband in their early courtship. Of additional interest is the date of the inscription being both the year of the books original publication and the year Underhill was married to Moore, the dedicatee, as well. Given the extremely rare Underhill inscription and the well known religious discord between herself and husband later in their lives; a one of a kind association copy. As pictured. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Examples of Classic Ornament from Greece & Rome, Drawn from the Originals by Lewis Vulliamy

      Spiers, Richard Phene, London, England 1907 - Presumed first [and only?] printing of the first edition thus. The plates originally appeared in "Examples of Ornamental Sculpture in Architecture, drawn from the Originals in the Years 1818-21," published in 1825. Preface dated August 1907. Presumed printed and bound in Great Britain. This edition printed by the publisher from the original copper plates of the artist. Ex library but with very few of the usual ex library markings, and in any case a non-circulating copy. 19.5 x 13.25 inches. With two large folded sheets of text, including a title page, a preface page, and four pages of explanatory text for the plates, a headpiece illustration and a plan of the Temple of Apollo Didymaeus. With 20 unbound B&W full-page plates, as called for. All plates drawn on copper by Lewis Vulliamy and engraved by Henry Moses with exquisite and painstaking draughtsmanship. The paper on which the engravings are pulled appears to be mould-made cream stock. Plates 3 and 5 with a little light soiling/spotting into the plates. The remaining plates appear to be unfoxed or else with a few tiny marginal spots. All pages with minor bumping/rippling to the lower corner, in the margins only, not into the images. Tiny blindstamp of the college library to the top of the title page, scarcely noticeable. Scattered foxing to the four text pages containing notes on the plates. Else a clean copy. Housed in a contemporary port-folio of dark green buckram spine and corners and with dark green paper hardboards, the front board with elaborate black-stamped lettering. The binding lightly soiled. A library call number in small white ink hand to the spine. The port-folio with moderately bumped spine head and tail and corners. Original green cloth ties fully intact. The front pastedown of the port-folio with white label of the college library. A Very Good Minus copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. "The plates included in this work are a selection from those which were published in 1825 by Lewis Vulliamy, the architect, on his return from the tour which he made through Greece, Asia Minor, and Italy, as travelling student of the Royal Academy." The 1825 edition is virtually unobtainable. Also included with this purchase is "Examples of ornamental sculpture in architecture drawn from the originals of bronze, marble and terra cot[ta] in Greece, Asia Minor and Italy." Isha Books, New Delhi, 2013. Isha gives the original date of publication as 1823. The Isha publication, a hardback with DJ, is a crude photocopy reprint in much reduced size (11x 8.5 inches) but contains 40 plates, half of which are in the Spiers 1907 edition. Viewing the Isha publication one can appreciate the extraordinary crispness of detail in the Spiers edition. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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