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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hedgerow Books PBFA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Finecopy ABA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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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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        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]

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and New York 1908 - Carroll, Lewis. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND with ninety-two coloured illustrations by Harry Rountree. London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, [1908]. FIRST EDITION. 8vo - 7-1/4" x 9-5/16". TEG. Dark green cloth covered beveled boards with an elaborate and extensive color illustration and gilt lettering to upper board, and gilt lettering and design to spine with just the lightest touches of wear at the corners for what is an incredible copy of the book. Also, a few light spots to fore edge and top of text block, not effecting the open pages, with the rest of the book being as good as one could ever hope to find. Pictorial endpapers with a neatly written gift inscription dated May 25, 1916 on FFE. 246, [2] pp. Extensively illustrated with color frontispiece, many color drawings within text and eleven full page color plates; all in marvelous condition. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. VERY SCARCE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        THE MAD SCIENTIST: A TALE OF THE FUTURE

      New York: Cochrane Publishing Co., 1908.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-iv] v-vi 1-242 [243-246: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Charles Beecher Bunnell, original blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. "Imaginative, a treasure-trove of motifs, but lacking literary quality ... Still, a very important work typologically." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1396. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 524. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 146. Bleiler (1978), p. 129. Reginald 08803. Hubin (1994), p. 527. Not in Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925. Owner's name and address in ink on front free endpaper. Some foxing to free endpapers, else a fine copy. A very attractive copy of a scarce book. (#147347)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Oil Fields Of Russia, And The Russian Petroleum Industry: A Practical Handbook On The Exploration, Exploitation, And Management Of Russian Oil Properties, Including Notes On The Origin Of Petroleum In Russia [Second Edition, Revised, Inscribed To Ralph Arnold)

      Crosby, Lockwood And Son, London 1908 - Xix, 504 Pp + 5 Pp Ads At End. Second Edition, Revised And Expanded. Original Blue Cloth, Gilt, Beveled Edges. Inscribed In London By The Author To California Petroleum Geologist Ralph Arnold, And Dated In 1921. Covers Clean, All Gilt Still Brilliant, Light Fraying At Tips And Op Edge. Very Scarce, Only Three Institutional Holdings Shown In Worldcat. Most Similar Pre-Wwi Russian Publications Were Pulped During The Paper Shortage After The Russian Revolution. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Omar Repentant.

      New York: Printed for Mitchell Kennerley by O. H. LaBarre, 1908 - Oblong duodecimo. Original japon boards, title label to spine, top edge gilt. Housed in a blue cloth chemise and blue morocco-backed slipcase. Gilt morocco ex libris of Francis Kettaneh to front pastedown. Some light rubbing to the corners and a few trivial spots, but an excellent copy. First edition, signed limited issue. Number 89 of 100 copies on Japanese vellum signed by the author, with an additional quatrain not appearing in the trade edition. Le Gallienne had published a translation of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat in 1897, but Omar Repentant is his own creation, a poetic satire on Khayyam's own adulation of drink as a solution to all philosophical quandaries: "The Grape! The Vine! – O what an evil wit / Have words to gild the blackness of the pit! / Said so, how fair it sounds – the Vine! the Grape! – / O call it whiskey – and be done with it". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      Paris: Charles Carrington 1908. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Quarto (26 x 20cm), pp.312. Illustrated with 7 full-page wood engravings by Eugene Dété from drawings by Paul Thiriat of Paris, with titled tissue guards. The publisher's note on the illustrations is tipped on to the half title (although dated 1908, the book was issued in 1910 due to the artist's health). Bound in half Japanese vellum, gilt lettering to spine, grey paper covered boards, original printed dust-wrapper. Light spotting otherwise clean within; binding is fine. Original jacket mostly complete, with loss to foot of spine and some chips/loss along top edge, some discreet archival tape to reverse side. A used yet presentable example of the scarce jacket.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Collected Works in Verse And Prose.

      London: Chapman & Hall Limited, imprinted at the Shakespeare Head Press, 1908 - 8 volumes, octavo. Publisher's vellum-backed boards, grey cloth sides, gilt titles to spines and sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Contemporary ownership inscriptions to the front free endpapers of volumes 5 and 6. An exceptionally nice set with only minimal rubbing at the extremities and the spines all clean and white, endpapers toned but otherwise internally fresh. Excellent condition. With 4 portrait frontispieces in the set. First collected edition of Yeats's work, signed by Yeats on the half-title of volume IV (very scarce thus), one of the 250 first issue sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the publisher's imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. The signature to the half-title of volume four reads "W. B. Yeats, Nov 16 1916" – this volume also bears the illustrated bookplate of Lady Violet Leconfield (1892–1952), who married Charles Henry, 3rd Baron Leconfield (1872–1952) in 1911. They lived at Petworth House (shown on her illustrated bookplate), one of England's greatest aristocratic houses, was friend to numerous authors including Alice Meynell, and even co-wrote a book of poems, "A Petworth Posie" (1918) with Rudyard Kipling. Yeats may have been introduced to Lady Leconfield through Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, who was born at Petworth, or through Leconfield's lifelong friend "Ettie" Lady Besborough, who had been attracting Yeats as a party guest since 1911. As a production, this collected edition is regarded as a marvellous piece of publishing (Yeats himself was proud of it, remarking, "I think nobody of our time has had so fine an edition – I believe it will greatly strengthen my position"), collecting, with the poet's own selection and arrangement, a substantially complete corpus (poems, plays and prose) of his first canon of work, before the finding of his later voice. Wade A75-82. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Pel M. R. D. Vincenzo Del Vecchio, parroco di Telese, contro S. E. Rev.ma Mons. D. Angelo Michele Iannacchini, Vescovo di Cerreto In appello innanzi alla Rev.ma Curia Metropolitana di Benevento

      Tipografia Melfi & Joele - Napoli, NAPOLI 1908 - ITALIANO Fascicolo dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, fioritura sparsa, macchia d'umidità, strappo su piede, grossa lacerazione su piatto anteriore e su frontespizio, tagli poco bruniti, pagine in buono stato.

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        Faust. Eine Tragödie. (Satzanordnung und Ausstattung besorgte F. H. Ehmcke). 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      (Jena Eugen Diederichs -09) 1908 - Mit 2 illustrierten Doppeltiteln, 6 farbigen Initialen, 2 Schlussvignetten und 1 doppelblattgroßen illustrierten Schlussblatt. 405 S., 1 nn. Bl. 26,5 x 19 cm. Brauner Original-Lederband über Holzdeckeln mit überaus reicher Blindprägung, goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel, zwei Messingschließen und Kopfgoldschnitt. Im Original-Pappschuber. Eins von 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren Schauer I, 77 und II, 21 (mit Abbildung). - Jubiläumsausgabe des Goetheschen Faust, gedruckt in der Offizin W. Drugulin in Leipzig auf van Gelder-Bütten. Gebunden bei H. Fikentscher, Leipzig. - Prachtvoll ausgestattet von Fritz Helmut Ehmcke (1878-1965). "Zu den bedeutendsten Unternehmungen, denen F. H. Ehmcke im Verlag Eugen Diederichs die Gestalt gab, gehört die Jubiläumsausgabe des Faust von 1909. Die im Buchschmuck wie in der Satzanlage kühne Form, die Ehmcke dem mächtigen Band gab, war sehr umstritten ." (Schauer). - Mit dem lose beiliegenden Erklärungsblatt zum Bucheinband. - Vorsatz teilweise gebräunt, ansonsten nur ganz vereinzelt im äußersten Randbereich etwas gebräunt. - Insgesamt sehr schönes, nahezu makelloses Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Faust. Eine Tragödie. Jubiläumsausgabe. Satzanordnung und Ausstattung von F. H. Ehmcke (Nr. 705 von 1000 numerierten Exemplaren auf Van-Gelder-Bütten)

      Jena: Diederichs, 1908/1909. 4, 405 Seiten, Kopfgoldschnitt, Orig.-Ganzleder mit 2 Leder/Metallschließen. - Zustand: Lederband der untere Schließe gerissen. Rücken etwas aufgehellt, Kanten und Bünde teils minimal berieben. Vorsatz und Blattränder etwas stockfleckig. Wenige Bll. minimal stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: "Jos Fritz" - Antiquariat Matthias Putze]
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        Hammed" A Tale of the Crusades

      Frank S. LeFevre 1908 - Three-quarter leather bound with marbled boards and endpapers. Some wear to embossed spine and edges.Small numbers on second blank endpaper, small sticker on last marbled endpaper. Text is clear and unmarked. A scarce copy of the 1908 edition of this controversial title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Friends of The Seattle Public Library]
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        Antique Book-MAGIC-RELIGION-VEDIC RITUAL-Altindische Zauberei-Caland-1908

      - Religion & Spirituality Author: Caland, WillemTitle: Altindische Zauberei, Darstellung der altindischen "Wunschopfer".Impressum: Amsterdam: Johannes Muller, 1908. 1st edition.Subject(s): Magic, Religion, SacrificeDimensions ca. 19 x 27 cm. (ca. 7.5 x 10.6 inch). 8vo.Collation: xiv, 143, [i blank] pp.From the series "Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam, Afdeeling letterkunde, nieuwe reeks, deel X no. 1" (Royal Academy of Science, Amsterdam, Section language and literature, new series, part X, volume 1). The original receipt for the purchase of this book tipped in inside front cover.Modern cloth with original wrappers pasted on. Cover condition: In fine condition.Inside condition: The page edges a little foxed, otherwise fine.Biograhpy: Willem Caland (1859-1932) was a Dutch indologist. The "Caland System" (a linguistic ruleset for Indo-European languages) was named after him. He studied in Leiden, where he graduated in 1882. He became lector of Sanskirt in Utrecht in 1903, and in 1906 was named professor of Sanskrit and Indo-European comparative linguistics. His personal interest in Vedic ritual is expressed in the present work. His work in the field of Indo-European linguistics was of great importance to the revival of interest in Sanskrit and the ancient Indian world in the Netherlands. Storage location: PPe-Box1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: W. Atlee Burpee in England and Ireland

      Haverhill, 1908. Near Fine. Small oblong 12mo. Green cloth titled in gilt ("Photographs"). Light rubbing on the boards, near fine. An album of 22 vernacular photographic gelatin silver snapshots printed on glossy paper stock presented to "Mr. & Mrs. W. Atlee Burpee" by their friends "Mr. & Mrs. Fred. D. Urnnis[?]" documenting their visit to Haverhill in 1908. Each image is 3.5" x 2.25" and is housed in a card frame within the album; the final frame is empty but nothing appears to have been removed. Each image is captioned and features photographs of Burpee visiting gardens in Glen Lynton, Doone Valley, the harbors of Ilfracombe in North Devon, and Clonelley in Ireland, a nice beach scene, a party of the well-to-do (presumably the Burpees) on donkeys, and Sandringham in Norfolk. Presumably sent to commemorate the visit of the Burpees to the United Kingdom. Burpee founded the Burpee Seed Company in 1876, one of the best-known seed companies in America. Although no longer under family control, the company still exists today.

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        On Safari: Big Game Hunting in British East Africa (INSCRIBED)

      Edward Arnold, London 1908 - UK 1st Edition. First Printing. 8vo. Publishers Cloth Gilt. Illustrated by the Author and E. Caldwell. Inscribed by the Author to Richard Bell to Front Endpaper. A Very Good Book. Slight Rubbing at Edges. Some Seperation at the Gutter of the Text Block Although the Binding Remains Firm and Intact. PBFA Member. We Welcome Direct Contact With Our Customers. Contact Neil Ewart Rare Books If You Require Any Further Information or Images. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray.

      Paris: Charles Carrington 1908. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Quarto (26 x 20cm), pp.312. Illustrated with 7 full-page wood engravings by Eugene Dété from drawings by Paul Thiriat of Paris, with titled tissue guards. The publisher's note on the illustrations is tipped on to the half title (although dated 1908, the book was issued in 1910 due to the artist's health). Bound in half Japanese vellum, gilt lettering to spine, grey paper covered boards, original printed dust-wrapper.Light spotting otherwise clean within; binding is fine. Original jacket mostly complete, with loss to foot of spine and some chips/loss along top edge, some discreet archival tape to reverse side. A used yet presentable example of the scarce jacket. Mason 335, p.349.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        The Works of Oliver Goldsmith TURKS HEAD EDITION in 10 Volumes

      New York, Putnam (The Knickerbocker Press) 1908 - Complete set of this nicely illustrated limited edition of Goldsmith´s Wirks, Illustrated by Frederick Simpson Coburn. Books are decoratively bound in modern red half morocco with gilt spine titles and decorations and marbled boards and endpapers. A very decorative set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mathias Schoen]
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        The Oil Fields Of Russia, And The Russian Petroleum Industry: A Practical Handbook On The Exploration, Exploitation, And Management Of Russian Oil Properties, Including Notes On The Origin Of Petroleum In Russia [Second Edition, Revised, Inscribed To Ralph Arnold)

      London: Crosby, Lockwood And Son, 1908. 2nd Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Maps, Charts, Photographs. Xix, 504 Pp + 5 Pp Ads At End. Second Edition, Revised And Expanded. Original Blue Cloth, Gilt, Beveled Edges. Inscribed In London By The Author To California Petroleum Geologist Ralph Arnold, And Dated In 1921. Covers Clean, All Gilt Still Brilliant, Light Fraying At Tips And Op Edge. Very Scarce, Only Three Institutional Holdings Shown In Worldcat. Most Similar Pre-Wwi Russian Publications Were Pulped During The Paper Shortage After The Russian Revolution.

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