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        Anne Of Green Gables [ Uncommon Brown Cloth 1st Impression, 1st Edition]

      L. C. Page, Boston 1908 - 0 full page plates; First edition, the rare first printing with "First Impression, April, 1908" on copyright page, and in the less common brown cloth, rather than green. Montgomery's tremendously successful debut novel. [Peter Parley to Penrod p. 124]. Illustrated with 8 plates including frontispiece by M. A. And W. A. J. Claus, 8 pages of publisher's advertisements at end. So-stated first impression on copy-right page. 8vo, original gilt-lettered brown cloth, pictorial label on front cover, corners somewhat bumped, light fraying to joints and spine tips, paper label with abrasions and scratches; hinges cracked but firmly holding, two ownership signatures at front [Mildred Buchanan Coral Michigan and Grace be Paddock], short closed tear to top blank margin of pp. 129-30. First edition, the rare first printing with "First Impression, April, 1908" on copyright page, and in the less common brown cloth, rather than green. One of the rarest of all children's books. Montgomery's tremendously successful debut novel. Canadian author. A respectable unsophisticated copy. Dimensions 7 5/8" x 5 1'2" x 1 1/2". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
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        A near-complete run of fifteen volumes of this classic British Sports and Sportsmen series, lacking only the 'Big Game Hunting and Angling' volume

      London, Sports and Sportsmen Limited, [1908 to the late 1930s] (the only volumes with publishing dates printed in them are noted below). Imperial quarto, 15 volumes, extensively illustrated throughout. All volumes are uniformly bound in the publisher's full black morocco, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines and front covers, with gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; about ten spines are sunned to varying degrees (but in only one instance, the 'Racing' volume, is it in any way moderately heavy); a few spines are lightly marked; a few corners are slightly rubbed and bumped; slight silverfish damage to the bottom margin of a small number of leaves in the 'Breeding' volume; trifling signs of handling and storage; overall an excellent and impressive run. Each volume is uniformly hand-numbered (426 of 1000 copies). The Angas family crest is stamped in gilt on the front cover of each volume, presumably as issued by the publisher, under instructions from Charles Howard Angas (1861-1928), a grandson of George Fife Angas. In alphabetical order, the present set is as follows. [1] Athletic Sports, Tennis, Rackets, and other Ball Games. [2] Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits. [3] Commerce and Industry. [4] Cricket and Football (1917). [5] Golf, Athletics, Tennis, Hockey and other Ball Games, Winter Sports. [6] Hunting. [7] Modern Commerce, Transport, Motoring and Aviation. [8] Modern Flat-Racing, Steeplechasing, Point-to-Point Racing, Coursing and Greyhound Racing. [9] Polo and Coaching. [10] Racing. [11] Shooting and Deerstalking. [12 and 13] Sportsmen of the Past (in two volumes). [14] The Story of Shipping. [15] Yachting and Rowing (1916). 'Part of the intention in publishing the series was to legitimise sport history and to bring together much of the lore that surrounded the various sports and their "heroes"' (from the 2006 catalogue 'Sport: An Exhibition of Material from the Monash University Library Rare Books Collection', accessed online). [15 items].

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        Plastische Zierformen sämtlicher Stilepochen. 1. Teil: Figur und Ornamentik des Altertums. (Assyrien, Persien, Ägypten, Griechenland und Rom). Ein Ideenschatz für Architekten, Bildhauer, Zeichner, Schulen etc.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1908. 2°quer, 56 großformatige Tafeln mit ca. 1500 Figuren und Ornamenten inneliegend in illustrierter Originalleinenmappe diese mit Gebrauchssp. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1908. Sehr selten ! a83487 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Kunst und Kunstgeschichte

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
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        Nordischer und volkstümlicher Zierat [WITH 24 POCHOIR PLATES]

      Christian Stoll, Plauen i. V. 1908 - Square folio (15 1/2 x 15 1/2"). [1] leaf (Title), 24 loose leaves (Plates). Original half blue cloth over decorative paper covered portfolio. String ties. Decorative title page. Collection of 24 striking pochoir colored lithographs, produced by C. G. Röder, in Leipzig, with extraordinarily detailed, and beautiful Art Nouveau designs. Most plates contain elaborate ornamental designs of intertwined floral and geometric motifs. Other plates contain additional designs showing different kinds of animals (mostly birds), plants, and fruits.Each plate measures 15 3/8 x 15 1/4" and contains several pochoir patterns within a 13 x 13" black frame.Portfolio darkened and foxed on covers, and rubbed along edges, with some fraying along spine. Tip of lower right corner of title chipped. Sporadic foxing and minor creasing along paper margin (not affecting plates). Title in German. Portfolio in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good, pochoir plates in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, TYPED NOTE SIGNED.

      - Size 8.5 X 5.5. VG. On personalized letterhead, Cincinnati, OH, but written from Hot Springs, Virginia, November 17, 1908, to Mrs. Dr. Fremont-Smith, Washington, DC: "My Dear Mrs. Fremont-Smith: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your favor of the 4th of November and to thank you for writing me and for your kind words of congratulations and good wishes, which Mrs. Taft and I much appreciate. Very sincerely yours, William H. Taft." Includes original envelope. William Howard Taft was elected President November 3, 1908, and served March 4, 1909 - March 4, 1913. He then served as Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court from 1921 until his death in 1930.Taft was the 27th President, and the 10th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the only man to have held both offices. At the time this note was written, he had been elected to the Presidency but had yet to take office.

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        Thirty Years Of Big Game Shooting In Cooch Behar, The Duars, And Assam, A Rough Diary

      The Times Press, Bombay 1908 - xxviii 461 pages, lge 8vo, illus throughout with full page and text illus from photographs, large coloured folding map to rear, recased in the original blue cloth with gilt crest to upper board, a vg copy. The book details Indian shooting experiences from 1871 to 1907, located in West Assam, the author gives a detailed account of the game shot, some 365 tigers, 311 leopards, 207 rhinos etc. details of height, weight, where shot, remarks etc. Published in Bombay by the Time Press and in London by Rowland Ward. One of the great Indian big game hunting titles, a scarce book. Czech 50.

      [Bookseller: Hereward Books]
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        THE EXPLORER [SIGNED]

      William Heinemann, London 1908 - 8vo., 297 pages, [3] ads; VG; bound in dark green cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front cover; spine cocked; foxing to text block; mild rubbing to boards; slight foxing to interior; small stain on front cover; faint inscription of previous owner on ffep; SIGNED flat by Maugham on half-title page, with hand-written quotation marks around the title, then 'by [signature]'; shelved case 2. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le village dans la montagne.

      Lausanne, Payot. 1908 - Sprache: Französisch Folio. 260 S. Mit 4 Kupfertiefdrucken auf Tafeln, 53 ganzseitigen und vielen meist farbigen Lithographien im Text von Edmond Bille. Illustrierter Originalhalbleinwandband. Bringolf 9. - Erste Ausgabe, gedruckt in einer Auflage von 1200 Exemplaren. - Ein Meisterwerk der westschweizer Buchkunst. - Der Originalrücken fachgerecht unter Verwendung des Originalrückenbezuges erneuert, dieser mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Vorderdeckel mit kleinem Fleck. Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. - Innen fleckenlos.

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        MEYERS Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens.

       Lpz. u. Wien, Bibliogr. Inst. 1908-11. 6. gänzl. umgearb. u. verm. Aufl. Neuer Abdruck. Bde. 1-23 (inkl. Ergänzungen/Nachträge und 2 Jahressupplementbde.). 4°. Mit zahlr. Textabb., 1522 Taf. (darunter 180 Farbtaf., zumeist Chromolith.), 343 Kartenbeilagen sowie 160 Textbeilagen im Hauptwerk (Bde. 1-20). Braune OHLdr.-Bde. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kap. tlw. eingerissen. 1 Rü. m. Fehsltelle am ob. Kap.Seemann 430 - Mit mehr als 150.000 Artikeln. Mit den Jahressupplementbänden 1909/10, 1910/11. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Lexika

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        Toyei Shuko: An Illustrated Catalogue of the Ancient Imperial Treasury Called Shosoin at Nara

      Shimbi Shoin 1908 - 6 volume set. Folios; 50 cm. 1908 - 1909. All volumes housed in publisher's cloth chitsu case portfolios. Wear, tear, and fraying to portfolio cases. Books themselves are in excellent condition. Japanese stab bindings in silk cloth. 376 plates, 316 collotype plates and 48 color woodblock prints. Japanese text. "A famous illustrated catalogue depicting some 3000 art objects as swords, mirrors, musical instruments, etc." Some volumes have a previous ownership stamp inside the chitsu case. From the notable Asian art collector's library of Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude. Printed by the renowned Japanese printing house of Shimbi Shoin. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Text of the Book of Anerin AND The Book of Aneirin

      Pwllheli: Author, 1908 Part 1 & 2, VG, Subscribers edition, 1908 & 1922. 2 vols in blue soft paper wraps, corners and edges a little bumped and chipped very slightly, crest to upper covers, faintly faded at edges. Spines, faded, titles in black ink. Vol 1, Part 1, Text of, 1908, half title, [4], 38 pp, many pages uncut. Vol 2, Part 2, Book of, 1922, half title, frontis, [2], (v-lxii), [1], 2-192 pp, 1 map (folding of 2?), 2 pls. Text block edges uncut. Subscribers edition limited to 600 copies, this being un-numbered. Volume viii of the Series of Old Welsh Texts. WITH an errata slip a note by the author with regard to the White & red book. EVANS, palaeographer, whose attendance at (Sir) John Rhys 's lectures on the Mabinogion, at Oxford, inspired him to study and transcribe the ' Red Book of Hergest,' and from this study of old manuscripts (a by-product of which was his collection of Welsh proverbs) arose the idea of a series of 'diplomatic' editions of mediaeval Welsh texts, the first volume of which appeared in 1887 - the nominal co-operation of Rhys was acknowledged on the title-page. See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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        Faust by Goethe. Translated by Abraham Hayward with illustrations by Willy Pogany

      Hutchinson & Co, 1908. 4to (cm. 28), 1 c.nn., XX-209 pp. con 31 tavv. a colori f.t. protette da velina parlante (di cui una in antiporta). Frontis. in rosso e nero. Legatura editoriale figurata in carta pergamenata bianca (lievi tracce di polvere). Taglio superiore dorato. Tiratura limitata, numerata e firmata da W. Pogany (ns. esemplare n. 210/250). Ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Traité de thérapeutique chirurgicale et de technique opératoire. I. Technique chirurgicale générale; II. Opérations sur la tête; III. Chirurgie du cou, du thorax et du membre supérieur; IV. Opérations sur l'abdomen; V. Opérations sur les organes génito-urinaires et sur le membre inférieur. [FIVE VOLUMES].

      Paris, Maloine, 1908-13. - Five volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. 524; 513; 497+88 Supplement; 515; 626. With a total of ca. 3000 illustrations (578; 638; 591+70; 511; 567 respectively). Hardcover, bound in he original publisher's three-quarters calf and matching marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered and decorated, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, triple-colour cloth ribbon marker, publisher's name stamped in gilt on turn-ins; some rubbing to extremities, few superficial scratches. In fine condition. Excellent set. ~ First edition. Extremely rare complete set. Eugene Louis Doyen (1859-1916). Pioneer and innovative, skilled physician, "the Scandalous Dr. Doyen" had a career of enormous output. He was editor-in-chief of the Revue Critique de Médecine et de Chirurgie, as well as the Archives de Doyen, and published numerous books and articles. His interest in cinematography and photography and his pioneer use of this media to document his work and to spread knowledge is legendary. He was a controversial personality with extraordinary views about medicine and life alike. His magisterial "Traité de thérapeutique chirurgicale et de technique opératoire" was translated to English as "Surgical Therapeutics and Operative Technique", (New York, William Wood, 1917-20). The English work appeared in 3 volumes and was prepared by Doyen himself in collaboration with H. Spencer-Browne. A wonderful set of a mammoth work in excellent state of preservation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neuester "Baedeker" Wien. 1, Goldschmidgasse 4 - 6. ("Muster-Ausgabe" nach allen Weltrichtungen versendet auf Wunsch das Zentral-Haus).

      Wien u.a., Koppel & Frisch & Cie. 1908 - o. Pag. [24 Bll.] OPp. Mit einem Stadtplan, einem Leporello der Geschäftsfront des Kaufhauses und einem Kalender für 1909 auf dem vorderen Vorsatz. - Leichte Gbrsp. - Mit zehn Abbildungen Wiener Sehenswürdigkeiten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1908 - 1908 Original Hardback Wisden,

      1908. This lot is an 1908 Original Hardback Wisden. 13th Hardback! In Good to Very Good Condition. This book has has a small amount of restoration, the spine cloth has been cleaned and possible over writing of gilt (hard to tell) but other than that and the repaired hinges it is very nice, nice and clean inside with photoplate that looks facsimile but a nice book otherwise.

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        Nordischer und volkstümlicher Zierat [WITH 24 POCHOIR PLATES]

      Plauen i. V.: Christian Stoll, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Square folio (15 1/2 x 15 1/2"). [1] leaf (Title), 24 loose leaves (Plates). Original half blue cloth over decorative paper covered portfolio. String ties. Decorative title page. Collection of 24 striking pochoir colored lithographs, produced by C. G. Röder, in Leipzig, with extraordinarily detailed, and beautiful Art Nouveau designs. Most plates contain elaborate ornamental designs of intertwined floral and geometric motifs. Other plates contain additional designs showing different kinds of animals (mostly birds), plants, and fruits.Each plate measures 15 3/8 x 15 1/4" and contains several pochoir patterns within a 13 x 13" black frame.Portfolio darkened and foxed on covers, and rubbed along edges, with some fraying along spine. Tip of lower right corner of title chipped. Sporadic foxing and minor creasing along paper margin (not affecting plates). Title in German. Portfolio in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good, pochoir plates in very good condition.

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        NEL PAESE DELLE MERAVIGLIE. Illustrato da Arturo Rackham. Fatto italiano da Emma C. Cagli.

      Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche. In-8 gr., tela edit. verde oliva con titolo e due animali "fantastici" impressi in oro al piatto, taglio superiore dorato, risguardi figurati, pp. (10),157, con deliziosi disegni nel testo e 13 bellissime illustrazioni di Rackham f.t., applicate su cartoncino e protette da velina con didascalia. Rara "prima edizione" in italiano con le illustrazioni del grande artista inglese. Cfr. Benezit,XI, p. 376: "Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), peintre-aquarelliste, dessinateur, illustrateur, en 1919 fut nommé 'master of Art Worker's Guild. Il fut surtout aquarelliste et a illustré de très nombreux ouvrages, dont 'Alice au Pays des Merveilles' en 1908. Edizione in grande formato di soli 150 esemplari. Il ns., con solo qualche lievissima fioritura, è ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        BAUM'S AMERICAN FAIRY TALES

      - BAUM,L.FRANK. BAUM'S AMERICAN FAIRY TALES. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill (1908). 8vo, blue cloth, pictorial paste-on, [223]p., cover plate ever so slightly soiled else fine and bright. 1st editiom thus. 1st issued in 1901, this edition has 3 additional stories and an author's note written for this edition. It is newly illustrated with 16 color plates by GEORGE KERR. This edition is actually more difficult to find than the 1901 version and this is a beautiful copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Race Courses of Great Britain and Ireland

      Equitable Publishing Syndicate, UK 1908 - 181pp; ' illustrated with 60 coloured descriptive diagrams showing the gradients and geological character of every race-course in Great Britain, and the principal courses in Ireland. Together with a complete description of the counry on which every recognised Hunt Meeitng is held in England, and the fences, brooks, walls and doubles in Ireland and at Liverpool. The Flemington Course, Melbourne Australia and the Brooklands Motor Track'. Age tanning to page edges. Bumped corners, soiling to boards, darkened spine. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Celle qui pleure

      Mercure de France 1908 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1908, 13,5x22,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi chagrin bleu à coins, dos éclairci à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés. Ouvrage illustré d'une héliogravure en frontispice. Envoi autographe signé de Léon Bloy à Léonce Reynal. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of the review copies service. Binding half blue shagreen with corners, back thinned with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, blankets and back preserved. Illustrated book of a heliogravure in frontispiece. Autograph signed by Léon Bloy to Léonce Reynal. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Frau am Fenster. Kaltnadelradierung auf Japan,

       (1908). Format (Platte): 24 cm x 18 cm. Blattgröße: 36 x 26 cm. Unter Passepartout. *Schwarz, 27, II. - Unten links mit dem Monogramm in der Platte, rechts unten mit eigenhändiger Signatur in Bleistift. Auflage: 50 Exemplare (ohne Numerierung). - Etwas gebräunt, kleinere Stockfleckchen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        A History of Oriental Carpets before 1800

      The I. and R. State and Court Printing Office, Vienna 1908 - first editon; elephant folio, 64cm x 50cm, contemp. dark green 3/4 calf buckram; attractively marbled endpapers; upper edge gilt.; pps. (6), 159, (1), 33 plates (2 in b/w, 9 in color, and 22 b/w heliogravure plates with colored overlays of different sizes), (2); 393 ills. in text, 16 of which are in chromolithography and tipped-in; condition: covers only lightly rubbed, binding firm, contents clean and in very good condition, 100% complete; one of 290 copies from the "ordinary" edition; overall an attractive copy in original, unrestored condition; please inquire before ordering

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        My African Journey

      Hodder & Stoughton London 1908 - First Edition London Hodder & Stoughton 1908. 8vo. Original illustrated red cloth, Previous owner's ink name to blank, slightly dusty top edge, light age soiling to covers, head of spine lightly bumped. Very Good straight copy of the only edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        510 Celébrités contemporaines. Souverains étrangers & leur famille - Hommes politiques - Armée et Marine - Magistrature-Barreau - Scinces - Ingénieurs - Explorateurs - Médecine - Hpmme de lettres - Musique - Peinture - Sculpture-Architecture - Artistes - Sports (Automobilsme - Hippism - Aérostation - Cyclisme - Lutte - Boxe - Escrime - Billard - Football Rugby - Course a pied - Natation -x

      Album originale, 1908 circa, cm 24 x 37 copertina in cartonato rigido, pp. 40 con 510 fotografie (cm. 7,5 x 4). Famosa raccolta francese di figurine che, per la prima volta, usa la fotografia per questo scopo culturale, divulgativo e collezionistico insieme. Non comuni gli album completi come questo. Tra le altre, foto di : Elena, Jolanda, Mafalda di Savoia - Mutsuhito - Kruger - Jaurés - Poincarè - Bulow - Pio X - Becquerel - Curie - Milne Edwards - Lombroso - Marconi - Robert Koch - George Sand - Albert Sorel - Verlaine - Kipling - Materlinck - Matilde Serao - Sienkiewicz - Gorki - Bizet - Leoncavallo - Puccini - Claude Monet - Ermete Novelli - De Dion - Col. Cody (Buffalo Bill) - Santos Dumont, ecc. ecc

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        DIGESTA IUSTINIANI AUGUSTI RECOGNOVERUNT ET EDIDERUNT P.BONFANTE, C.FADDA, C.FERRINI, S.RICCOBONO, V.SCIALOIA IURIS ANTECESSORES LIBRI I-XXVIII

      FORMIS SOCIETATIS EDITRICIS LIBRARIAE, 1908. LATINO 0,26 Rilegatura in tutta tela rossa, con titoli neri al piatto ed al dorso, con velo di polvere, piccole mancanze di colore e lievi tracce d'uso ai bordi, pagine con bordi laterali ondulati, con rari segni a matita ai margini e testi a deu colonne, tagli superiori rossi USATO

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        NEL PAESE DELLE MERAVIGLIE. Illustrato da Arturo Rackham. Fatto italiano da Emma C. Cagli.

      Bergamo, Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, s.d. (1908). In-8 gr., tela edit. verde oliva con titolo e due animali “fantastici” impressi in oro al piatto, taglio superiore dorato, risguardi figurati, pp. (10),157, con deliziosi disegni nel testo e 13 bellissime illustrazioni di Rackham f.t., applicate su cartoncino e protette da velina con didascalia. Rara "prima edizione" in italiano con le illustrazioni del grande artista inglese. Cfr. Benezit,XI, p. 376: “Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), peintre-aquarelliste, dessinateur, illustrateur, en 1919 fut nommé ‘master of Art Worker's Guild. Il fut surtout aquarelliste et a illustré de très nombreux ouvrages, dont ‘Alice au Pays des Merveilles' en 1908. Edizione in grande formato di soli 150 esemplari. Il ns., con solo qualche lievissima fioritura, è ben conservato.

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        My African Journey [in] The Strand Magazine Volumes XXXV and XXXVI

      London: George Newnes, Janurary to December 1908.. [Literary Magazine]. FIRST APPEARANCES. In two volumes. Octavo (24 x 17cm), pp.iv; 720; pp.iv; 800. With many photogravure illustrations and wood engravings. Publisher's cyan cloth with gilt titles to spines, black to upper boards. Rear hinges split, bindings holding well. Streatham booksellers labels to front pastedowns. Light toning to spines; very good. Churchill at his best as a journalist, at a time when he was still writing his own books. Because it was written, or perhaps dictated, on the spot, it echoes much of the freshness to be found in The Story of the Malakand Field Force and is a showcase for Churchill's powers of observation. Also with 'The Pot of Caviare', 'The Silver Mirror' and 'Reminiscences of Mr. Sherlock Holmes' by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as contributions from Arthur Morrison, Richard Marsh and Edith Nesbit.

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        My African Journey [in] The Strand Magazine. Volumes XXXV and XXXVI.

      London: George Newnes, Janurary to December 1908. - [Literary Magazine]. FIRST APPEARANCES. In two volumes. Octavo (24 x 17cm), pp.iv; 720; pp.iv; 800. With many photogravure illustrations and wood engravings. Publisher's cyan cloth with gilt titles to spines, black to upper boards. Rear hinges split, bindings holding well. Streatham booksellers labels to front pastedowns. Light toning to spines; very good. Churchill at his best as a journalist, at a time when he was still writing his own books. Because it was written, or perhaps dictated, on the spot, it echoes much of the freshness to be found in The Story of the Malakand Field Force and is a showcase for Churchill's powers of observation. Also with 'The Pot of Caviare', 'The Silver Mirror' and 'Reminiscences of Mr. Sherlock Holmes' by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as contributions from Arthur Morrison, Richard Marsh and Edith Nesbit. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Versuch einer Geschichte von Parga.

      Prag, Heinrich Mercy, 1908. - VII, 219 SS. Mit farblith. Frontispiz. Originaler Leinenband. Folio (520 x 385 mm). Erste Ausgabe. Ausführliche Beschreibung der nordgriechischen Hafenstadt und der für ihre Geschichte besonders bedeutsamen Persönlichkeiten. Holzmann/Bohatta VI, 8076. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The World I Live In

      New York: The Century Co. 1908 - Small 8vo. 195 pp. Frontispiece and three other b/w photos. Green cloth over boards. Gilt titling and design on the spine and on the front panel. Top-edge gilt. A little wear to the fore-edge of the front panel; some small white spots on front panel. A presentation copy: inscribed in pencil on front free end-paper in the block letters used by Keller: "To Mr. Howells of Altruria from the World I live In. Helen Keller." (William Dean Howells wrote 'A Traveler from Altruria' [1894]). On the front paste-down is a hand-written gift inscription in ink reading: “Christmas 1911. Margaret F. Howells from Grandpa and Grandma Howells.” [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Midsummer Night's Dream, A.

      London: William Heinemann, 1908 - "An Almost Perfect Setting for Rackham's Devic Imagination"Edition de Luxe Signed by Arthur RackhamBound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1908. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy No. 687. Large quarto (11 3/8 x 9 inches; 290 x 229 mm.). [6], 134, [1, blank], [1, imprint] pp. Forty color plates mounted on brown art paper, with descriptive tissue guards. A few text pages lightly browned, some light foxing to descriptive tissues.Bound ca. 1991 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark brown crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1908 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A near fine copy."Within twelve months appeared Shakespeare's A Midsummer-Night's Dream, De la Motte Fouqué's Undine, and the Grimm brothers' Fairy Tales, all very different in quality and feeling, as demanded by the texts, but all of extremely high quality. The Dream was, of course, an almost perfect setting for Rackham's devic imagination -- perhaps only bettered by the opportunity of The Tempest -- with the result that some of the fairies, elves and goblins he created for this play are among his finest colour images, and almost all the plates echo perfectly the mysterious interweaving of lightness and depth in this great work. Many of the formal plates are exquisite, whether they depict the principal events of the main theme of the story, such as the translated Bottom with his ass-head mocked by tree sprites, or the night-rule of Titania's haunted grove, those incidents within the subsidiary action, with details hardly dreamed of by Shakespeare, such as the gnomish knife-grinder in a motley group of fairies. Some of the floriated headings for the Dream are the finest of Rackham's line at the time, as for example the heading vignette for Act One, Scene One, which with typical Rackham irrelevance spreads its tendrils over the page, and into the text, ignoring the fact that the setting is supposed, according to Shakespeare, to be the Palace of Theseus, and throwing us immediately into a tangle-wood Rackhamerie, with mice, pixies and a sleeping maiden." (Fred Gettings. Arthur Rackham, pp. 117-123).Latimore and Haskell, p. 32. Gettings, p. 177. Riall, p. 87. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Candle-Lightin' Time

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1908. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First edition, later printing with 1908 in Roman numerals on the title page (first published in 1901). Near Fine with spine and edges toned. Pictorial stamping to front cover is sharp and bright, though patches of gilt are tarnished or rubbed on spine. Light offsetting to rear end sheet. In a Good dust jacket, with heavy-handed tape repairs made to the blank verso with flaps formerly split then reattached, heavy chipping along the top edge and spine ends, toning to spine and edges with stain to about half of the rear panel, light soiling. A very lovely and bright copy, extremely uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        Drugging a Nation the Story of China and the Opium Curse

      Fleming H. Revll, New York 1908 - 212 pp with 12 B&W plates and a portrait of He E. Tong Shao -I, leader of the Opium Reform Movement frontis with tissue guard. A journalistic report on the opium trade in China and the Chinese efforts to fend off the Western powers who were promoting and supplying the trade. Samuel Merwin (1874 - 1936) was a reporter sent to China in 1907 by Success Magazine to investigate the opium problem and this book is the hardcover edition of articles published in the magazine. It includes, as an appendix in the form of a letter from the field by Charles F. Gammon, the editor of Success Magazine, an eyewitness account of a public burning of a mountain of valuable opium smoking paraphernalia in Shanghai in 1908. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Red decorative cloth boards with drawings of poppies and opium pipes are "near fine" with a little fading to the spine, otherwise clean, vividly colored and undamaged. Scarce. No other copies currently on offer. Size: 5" x 7.5" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Catron Grant Books]
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        Midsummer Night's Dream, A.

      London: William Heinemann, 1908. "An Almost Perfect Setting for Rackham's Devic Imagination" Edition de Luxe Signed by Arthur Rackham Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1908. Edition de Luxe, limited to 1,000 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy No. 687. Large quarto (11 3/8 x 9 inches; 290 x 229 mm.). [6], 134, [1, blank], [1, imprint] pp. Forty color plates mounted on brown art paper, with descriptive tissue guards. A few text pages lightly browned, some light foxing to descriptive tissues. Bound ca. 1991 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark brown crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1908 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A near fine copy. "Within twelve months appeared Shakespeare's A Midsummer-Night's Dream, De la Motte Fouqué's Undine, and the Grimm brothers' Fairy Tales, all very different in quality and feeling, as demanded by the texts, but all of extremely high quality. The Dream was, of course, an almost perfect setting for Rackham's devic imagination -- perhaps only bettered by the opportunity of The Tempest -- with the result that some of the fairies, elves and goblins he created for this play are among his finest colour images, and almost all the plates echo perfectly the mysterious interweaving of lightness and depth in this great work. Many of the formal plates are exquisite, whether they depict the principal events of the main theme of the story, such as the translated Bottom with his ass-head mocked by tree sprites, or the night-rule of Titania's haunted grove, those incidents within the subsidiary action, with details hardly dreamed of by Shakespeare, such as the gnomish knife-grinder in a motley group of fairies. Some of the floriated headings for the Dream are the finest of Rackham's line at the time, as for example the heading vignette for Act One, Scene One, which with typical Rackham irrelevance spreads its tendrils over the page, and into the text, ignoring the fact that the setting is supposed, according to Shakespeare, to be the Palace of Theseus, and throwing us immediately into a tangle-wood Rackhamerie, with mice, pixies and a sleeping maiden." (Fred Gettings. Arthur Rackham, pp. 117-123). Latimore and Haskell, p. 32. Gettings, p. 177. Riall, p. 87.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Signed postcard.

      Berlin, 1908 - 140 : 90 mm. Nice head and shoulders postcard of the tenor. - Stamped and addressed on the verso in a different hand.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        La dernière nuit de Judas.

      - Paris. Ferroud. 1908. 1 volume grand in-8, plein maroquin noir, dos à nerfs, doublure de maroquin noir encadré par 9 filets, dont 8 dorés, gardes de soie moirée, couvertures et dos conservés, tranches dorées, étui. Reliure signée Noulhac. 1911. [4] ff. ; 38 pp. ; [3] ff. Illustré de 12 eaux-fortes originales en couleurs, dont 1 frontispice, de Gaston BUSSIERE. Texte richement encadré, et comprenant de nombreuses lettres ornées. 1 des 75 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, comprenant 2 états des illustrations, dont 1 avec remarques. Très bel exemplaire sur japon parfaitement relié en maroquin doublé par Noulhac. Monod, 5226. Prospectus de l'ouvrage relié à la fin. Livres [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre PREVOST]
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        Réflexions sur la violence.

      Paris, Librairie de "Pages libres", 1908. - XLIII, 257, (3) SS. Bedruckte Originalbroschur. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - "Sein wichtigstes und wirkungsvollstes Werk sind die Reflexionen über Gewalt [ ] Sie sind hervorgegangen aus Sorels Artikeln im 'Mouvement socialiste'. Er verteidigt die Gewalt, die er vom Zwang unterscheidet. Gewalt braucht nicht notwendig von Roheit begleitet zu sein. Sorel betrachtet sie als ein Werkzeug des moralischen Fortschritts [ ]" (Ziegenfuß/J.). - Unaufgeschnitten; Rücken leicht rissig, Umschlag mit kleinen Randdefekten. Stammhammer III, 317, 28. Ziegenfuß/J. II, 566. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Une française au Maroc

      Librairie Hachette et Cie 1908 - Histoire. Illustré de 50 gravures tirées hors texte d'après des photographies. VI + 295 p. Préface de Gabriel Hanotaux. Table : Abd El-Aziz. La situation actuelle. Le Maghzen. Les diverses régions marocaines. La vie marocaine. Les femmes marocaines. Une princesse marocaine. L'éducation. Arts et industrie. L'islam au Maroc. Principales fêtes. Moyens de communications et de transport. La vie européenne. La kasbath de Tanger et les prisons. Les juifs marocains. Conclusion. Rare ! Récit de voyage de l'une des premières occidentales à avoir voyagé au Maroc. On joint à cette fiche un extrait de la Quinzaine Coloniale n°15 du 10 août 1908 qui fait mention de cet ouvrage : voir les photos jointes svp ou me demander ! 12,5x19. 295p. Fort in-12° Etat correct. Papier légèrement bruni. Plats défraîchis salis. Dos insolé. Rousseurs en garde sinon rares rousseurs. Reliure solide Reliure. Dos lisse orné d'une pièce de titre. D'autres photos sur demande ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Bassin]
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        History of the Incas

      1908 - and The Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru. [With] OVIEDO (Friar Gabriel de, of Cuzco) Supplement: A Narrative of the Vice-Regal Embassy to Vilcabamba, 1571, and of the Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru, Dec. 1571.Hakluyt Society Second Series. 2 vols. 2 folding maps & 10 plates (including 6 facsimiles from the Sarmiento Ms.) 8vo. Fine bright original pictorial cloth, gilt; original printed wrappers. xxii, 395pp. Cambridge, 1907 & Translated and edited with introductions by the Society's President Sir Clements Markham. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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