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        The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe.

      Akron, Ohio: The Werner Company, 1908. Centenary edition, limited to 1,000 sets. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, with titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. Illustrated. A very nice set. Edgar Allan Poe was a member of the American Romantic Movement of the Nineteenth Century. He is best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, and he is considered the inventor of the genres of detective fiction and, the then emerging, science fiction. The anguish in his fiction reflects the torment he experienced from his financial difficulties. Indeed, he was one of America's earliest practitioners of the short story, and he was the first popular American writer to attempt to live off the income of writing alone. In light of his unexpected but immense contributions, the Edgar Award is presented annually for distinguished work in the mystery genre.

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        Das Lesebuch der Marquise. Ein Rokokobuch. Mit 8 Tafeln (davon 3 handkoloriert), goldgeprägter Deckelillustration und zahlreichen Vignetten von Constantin Somoff.

      Hans von Weber, München 1908 - 141 S. Kirschroter Orig.-Maroquin-Ganzlederband mit Kopfgoldschnitt, roten, samtbezogenen Innendeckeln und Vorsatzpapieren. Eins von 800 Exemplaren auf Van Gelder Bütten (gesamt 850). "Der Text des Buches gibt eine Auswahl des besten aus der französischen Literatur von 1750 bis 1785, in der Novelle und der Erzählung, im Dialog und im Gedicht" (Verlagsprospekt, zitiert nach Hayn/Gotendorf). "Als Illustrator zeigt Somoff sein bestes Können in dem von Franz Blei edierten Zeitspiegel 'Das Lesebuch der Marquise'" (Bilder-Lexikon II; 812). Der Samtbezug im vorderen Innengelenk aufgeplatzt, sonst schönes, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Original cloth gilt with mounted pictorial pastedown. First Edition - first issue. Contemporary inscription on verso of frontispiece. The occasional odd mark. Spine very slightly faded with some light wear to head and heel.Else a very nice copy.The first issue was issued in October 1908; the second December 1908. The first has the words: 'All rights reserved' at the foot of the title. This was omitted in the second printing.

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        The Burlington Magazine 12 volumes. March 1903-March 1908 (11 books)

      UK: The Burlington Magazine, 1908. Hardcover. Very Good. 9.5" X 12. Quarto. Specially bound and printed copies of the first 12 volumes of The Burlington Magazine. Light silk cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Bindings are lightly soiled and have some bumping to edges. All volumes are tight and clean. Printed using the elegant typeface designed by Herbert Horne and richly decorated with black and white photographs some by arts and crafts artist Emery Walker.There is a bookplate on volume X, "Sir John Robert Gladstone bart". 3rd baronet 1852-1926 and nephew of the statesman. Volume I March to May 1903, 416pp + 174pp II- June - August 1903, 413pp III- October - December, 326pp IV- January - March 1904, 300pp + Index Gazette. V- April- September 1904, 603pp. VI- October 1904- March 1905, 515pp. VII- April - September 1905, 497pp. VIII- October 1905- March 1906, 452pp. IX- April 1906- September 1906. X- October 1906- March 1907, 413pp. XI- April - September 1907, 417pp. XII- October 1907- March 1908, 397pp.

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        Les Contes de Jacques Tournebroche.

      Paris, Calmann-Lévy 1908 - Illustrations de Léon Lebègue. 44 illustrations en couleurs dont 9 hors texte. Complet & Contrôlé. Le Gab d'Olivier - Le Miracle de la Pie - Frère Joconde - La Picarde, La Poitevine - Le Leçon bien apprise - Le Pâté de langues - De une horrible paincture - Les Étrennes de Mademoiselle de Doucine - Mademoiselle Roxane. Exemplaire sur papier JAPON non numéroté. ÉDITION ORIGINALE et premier tirage des illustrations. Paris, Calmann-Lévy - 1908 - Achevé d'imprimé le 15 juin 1908 - 183 pages. Très belle reliure janséniste plein maroquin rouge signée Joly fils. Dos à 5 nerfs aux titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Large rabat de maroquin bordant les contreplats avec filet doré. Gardes de soie brodée. Double filet doré sur les coupes et les chasses. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture illustrée et dos conservés. Étui à liseré. Pales rousseurs sur la couverture conservée uniquement. Parfait état. Format in-8°(20x15). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Wesen und der Hauptinhalt der theoretischen Nationaloekonomie

      Duncker & Humblot 1908 - 8vo, xxxii, 626pp, half roan with marbled boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Tom Morris with Glimpses of St Andrews and Its Golfing Celebrities

      London T Werner Laurie [1908]. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards dampstained and worn towards extremities. Inner hinges cracked. Some spine lean. Occasional light foxing within (largely confined to margins) [First Edition] Green/gilt illustrated hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 333pp. 27 illustrations.

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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon and Andes, being records of Travel on the Amazon... during the Years 1849-1864, complete set in 2 volumes

      London: Macmillan, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete set in 2 volumes. 1908, First Edition. Hardcover, original matching green cloth, gilt titles. lii, 518, xii, 542 pp., ads. 7 maps and 71 illustrations. Very Good. Tidemark visible along the top edge of both boards of Volume 1 and the first 4 pages; endpapers browned; spine cloth lightly sunned. Otherwise sharp, tight, clean copies. Publisher's Autumn 1908 catalog is laid-in; this set is mentioned in the catalog.

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        The War in the Air.

      Crown 8vo. Newly rebound in half red morocco, spine lettered and ruled in gilt and with gilt centre tools, top edges gilt; 16 full-page illustrations by A.C. Michael; a nice copy. First edition. Wells's prophetic novel presaging the the use of the aircraft for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I.

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        The Adventures of Borbee and the Wisp, The Story Of A Sophisticated Little Girl And An Unsophisticated Little Boy.

      4to. Original red cloth-backed white pictorial boards, patterned endpapers; pp. [67]; illustrated with a pictorial title-page and a total of 31 exquisite coloured plates with line drawings and decorations in brown; an exceptionally fresh copy of a very scarce book; externally bright and clean with only a very faint trace of dusting and very mild speckling; internally fine throughout. First edition. Florence Upton, together with her mother Bertha, produced the widely celebrated, and collected, series of Golliwogg books which began with The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg in 1895. The work described here, unusually both written and illustrated by Florence, was produced in a very similar format to the Golliwogg books, and printed by the same publisher Longmans, Green & Co. This delightful tale describes how a little fairy called Wisp calls upon Borbee the boy-child to save the inhabitants of Fairy Land from the cruel "Allbad One".

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        Anne of Green Gables

      viii, 429, 4, 4 pp. 8vo. Sea foam green cloth, gilt titles, portrait of Anne mounted on front board. Frontispiece & 7 plates by M.A. & W.A.J. Claus. The first book in what has become one of the most popular series for young readers. It inspired a 1919 silent movie adaptation (though this is now considered a lost film), and numerous adaptations since.Keywords: FICTION ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHILDREN CLASSICS NOVEL 6th printing of the first American edition, printed just five months after the first printing. Not to be confused with the (much later) deluxe edition which shares the same binding design, but includes illustrations by Elizabeth R. Withington. Boards lightly soiled, front hinge loosening, frontispiece loose. We have left these flaws untreated so that repairs may be made at the discretion of the buyer, but this volume can easily be restored to near fine condition. Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1908. 6th Printing. Very Good/No Jacket. Claus, M.A. & W.A.J..

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        Estratti dal Vol. 1. dell’Opera Il Ruwenzori Relazione Scientifiche [so titled to spine.] Six offprints from the scientific volume of the Account of the Expedition of Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi, to the Ruwenzori Mountains.

      N.p. [Milan: Ulrico Hoepli], n.d. [1908] - Large 8vo. Together 6 items, pp. 66, 7, 22, 10, 6, 35; 13 plates, illusts.; bound with original printed wrappers in contemporary quarter calf, gilt, slight age-toning to wrappers, bumped to corners, else near-fine. A presentation copy from the author “A Sua Maesta Vittorio Emmanuele III Re d’Italia Omaggio Lorenzo Camerano”, with the King’s library labels to spine and flyleaf. Lorenzo Camerano (1856-1917), an Italian natural historian, joined the Duke of the Abruzzi’s Ruwenzori expedition of 1906, and was in charge of the zoological work of the expedition. These articles reprint from the scientific volumes deriving from the expedition the sections contributed by Camerano himself, and concern colubus and red-tailed monkeys, the Ruwenzori Leopard, Grant’s zebra, the African buffalo, and the insects of the region. The offprints were collected, bound, and presented by Camerano to the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele III, a cousin of the Duke of the Abruzzi. Camerano himself went on to become president of the Italian Alpine Club in 1910. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        My African Journey


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        Die Schmetterlinge Europas und Die Raupen der Schmetterlinge Europas - 4 Bände. 2 Textbände und 2 Tafelbände, dritte Auflage von E. Hoffmanns Werk Groß-Schmetterlinge Europas.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1908 - 1910. 3. Auflage CXXVIII, 385, 523 S. plus 91 TAfeln mit 91 S. Beschreibung, plus 49 Tafeln mit 49 S. Beschreibung, plus 10 TAfeln mit 10 S. Beschreibung Nachtrag 4°, Leinen Tafelband oben am Buchrücken ca 2 mm eingerissen, sonst alle vier Bände guter Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        My African Journey.

      London Hodder and Stoughton 1908 - First edition. 8vo., xiii, 226pp., 16 pages advertisements at end, frontispiece, 60 illustrations on 46 plates, a few spots to preliminary pages, modern full crimson morocco, tooled, double gilt-lined dentelles, marbled endpapers and all edges gilt by Bayntun-Riviere, a very good copy. "Churchill crossed British East Africa via the Uganda Railroad, reaching Kampala and beginning his safari. At Simba Station, oryx and rhinoceros were hunted. After arriving at Murchison Falls, he bagged a white rhino. His party continued along the Nile where hippopotamus, waterbuck, reedbuck, and roan were collected, with Colonel Wilson of the hunting party bagging an elephant." - Czech. Woods A12; Czech p37. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Glasgow School of Painters

      Glasgow: James Maclehose & Sons. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. Eps foxed. 1908. [First Edition]. Blue hardback cloth cover. 400mm x 300mm (16" x 12"). 51pp + plates. 54 Reproductions in Photogravure [B/W] by J Craig Annan. Subjects include Joseph Crawhall, Sir James Guthrie, Harrington Mann, T Corsan Morton, Alexander Roche, and J Pittendrigh Macgillivray. .

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        The Book of War: The Military Classic of the Far East

      John Murray, 1908, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, 1st Edition. Green cloth with red decoration and gilt titles. Part of the General Sir Francis Tuker collection from the IWM. The signature is probably Tuker's and is dated to 6/1/15. At the time Tuker was a young officer serving in the Gurkhas. Uncommon edition of this classic of war, and a good association copy. . Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 132 pages. Item Type: Book. Clean and bright pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's signature in ink. Ex Imperial War Museum stock, with discreet stamps, and one Library label.. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Military & Warfare; History. Please contact H4o Books if you require images or further information. Inventory No: 024798.

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        BeitrŠge zur Všlkerkunde von Surinam.

      Brill, Leiden, 1908. - EA. Festgabe im Auftrag der Niederl. Regierung u.d. Commission f.d. wissenschaftl. Erforschung Surinams dem XVI. Intern. Amerikanisten Kongress zu Wien, Ÿberreicht durch den Deligierten d.niederl. Regierung, Director d.Ethnogr. Reichsmuseums zu Leiden. (Separatabdruck aus Int. Archiv f. Ethnographie Bd. XIX.) Mit 20 Tafeln ( I-II farblitogr. Abb. / III-VIII Zeichnungen, teils farbig / IX -XX jeweils 4 fotogr. Abb. pro Tafel.) Au§erdem 32 Zeichn. im Text. OGLn.-Band mit RŸcken- GoldprŠgung. 3 Bl., 32 Tafelteil. Folio-Format 32,5x26cm. Ausgezeichnet erhaltenes Museums-Exemplar.Einige Seiten mit leichten Knickspuren, Einband leicht besto§en. €u§erst seltene, gut ausgestattete Festgabe. DAZU GIBT ES: Auch von Goeje, Suppl. zu Int. Arch.f. Ethnogr.Bd. XVII: Bijdrage tot de Ethnographie der Surinaamsche Indianen - Afdeeling Taal, Leiden, Brill 1906, S. 33-112; so vollstŠndig, ebenfalls selten.Die beiden BŠnde zusammen reprŠsentieren die gesamten veršffentlichten Forschungsergebnisse Goejes. Lediglich im gleichen Band XVII des Int. Archivs finden sich einige weitere Farblithographien, die nicht in den Festband Ÿbernommen wurden.

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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes


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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes being records of travel on the Amazon and its tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupés, Casiquiari, Pacimoni, Huallaga, and Pastasa; as also to the cataracts of the Orinoco, along the eastern side of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and the shores of the Pacific, during the years 1849–1864. Edited and condensed, with a biographical introduction, portrait, seventy-one illustrations and seven maps. In two volumes.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Spines a little faded and worn at ends, browning to endpapers, still a very good copy. Portrait frontispiece, 71 illustrations, 7 maps (the last folding). First edition. One of Wallace's later works was this edition of the botanical papers and diaries of his friend and co-Amazonian explorer Richard Spruce, who had died in 1894. "This work best reflects [Spruce's] gift for analysis, description, and narrative, along with his dry humour" (ODNB). Spruce had been sent to South America in 1849 by Hooker, Bentham, and other botanists; Bentham was to receive, name, and distribute the plants he sent home. Towards the end of the year Spruce travelled up the Amazon to Santarém, at the mouth of the Tapajos, where he met Wallace and the lepidopterist Henry Walter Bates. Spruce spent three years on the rivers Negro and Orinoco, entering Venezuela and discovering many plants new to science, including 200 species of fungi in the rain forest of the Uapes. His travels were interrupted in 1852 when he returned to the River Negro to assist Wallace, who had been struck down by malaria, and oversee his safe passage down river. After extensive travels, Spruce remained on the Pacific coast until 1864, when he lost his entire capital in the collapse of a Peruvian bank. He returned to England in 1867 after an absence of 18 years. The work stands as a landmark of ethnobotany. Among Spruce's discoveries were a number of plants with medicinal properties, including the datura and coca plants. (It was his samples of the latter, sent to Berlin, which helped Dr Nieman isolate the active principle of the alkaloid cocaine in 1858.) Spruce also made the first detailed reports of ayahuasca and yopo and the ceremonial usage of these hallucinogenic plants. (See Schultes & Hofmann, Plants of the Gods, for numerous references to Spruce.) Provenance: with the small ownership stamp of Roger Perry and a bookplate recording his donation to the Spruce memorial plaque installed at Coneysthorpe, Yorkshire in 1971. Roger Perry (1933–2016) was director of the Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos, from 1964 to 1970. Howgego, S41.

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

      London William Heinemann 1908 - First Rackham trade edition, 4to., [6], 134 pp., forty tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, thirty black & white drawings. publisher's beige cloth gilt, dust-jacket, a few minor spots to upper edge of half-title, tissue-guards and fore-edge otherwise both the cloth boards and internally very good; the dust-jacket has taken the wear, now browned, chipped with small loss and a little soiled, otherwise a very good copy in the rare dust-jacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen and co., 1908., 1908. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in recent full blue morocco, gilt ruled panelling to boards, raised bands and gilt titles to spine; top edge gilt, other edges uncut, marbeled endpapers. Frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Original publisher's green cloth front board, showing Mole and Rat boating under the gaze of Pan, and spine with gilt titles and a portrait of Toad in driving togs bound in at rear. Handsomely bound; negligible shelfwear. Internally clean and free from foxing. Stamp to title in blue , "Presentation Copy"; frontispiece tissue guard shows small ink mark. Kenneth Grahame, banker, essayist and successful author of 'The Golden Age' (1895) and 'Dream Days' (1898), had effectively given up writing by the turn of the twentieth century, much to the disappointment of his publisher. He did, however, continue to make up stories for the amusement of his only son, the partially-sighted Alistair, known as 'mouse'. The first such story was requested by the child, who asked for a bedtime story about 'a rat, a mole and a giraffe.' Grahame was supposed to be downstairs, attending to his dinner guests, but instead told a story about animals having a picnic by the river. The maid overheard the story and later told Grahame's wife Elspeth about it. The stories continued and a 'Toad' character developed. When Mouse went away in 1907 the tales continued in correspondance. The maid, showing considerable foresight, preserved all the letters, which chronicle Mr Toad's adventures in almost the same words they would later be published in, under the title 'The Wind in the Willows'. The letters make up the second half of the book, in which Toad steals a motorcar and lands himself in prison, only to be saved by the kindly gaoler's daughter.

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        The Singular Experience of John Scott Eccles

      Strand Magazine, Newnes, 1908 The rare first appearance of this Sherlock Holmes story. Later collected in His Last Bow. Out of the entire collection of Holmes stories by Doyle, this is the only story in which a police inspector (specifically, Inspector Baynes) is as competent as Holmes. Very good in wrappers. The twentieth century Strand magazines are actually much scarcer than the 19th Century copies because the circulation was much smaller by then.

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        August Strindbergs Werke. Deutsche Gesamtausgabe. Unter Mitwirkung von Emil Schering als Übersetzer vom Dichter selbst veranstaltet. 47 Bde. 46 Bänden. Einzig "Antibarbarus" fehlt.

      München, Georg Müller Verlag, 1908-1930. - Mit variierenden Frontispizen, Braunschnitt oben. Alle Exemplare mit teils deutlichen Lesespuren und teils stockfleckig auf dem Vorsatz, zwei Bände sind leider am Buchrücken durch ein Loch beschädigt: BINDUNG ABER DURCHWEG OHNE TADEL. Inklusive dem Band: Hermann Esswein: August Strindberg im Lichte seines Lebens und seiner Werke. Mit zahlreichen Bildtafeln. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, Mischausgabe: überwiegend Leinen, gebundene Ausgabe [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen und Anmerkungen unter Zugrundelegung der Übertragung von Johann Joachim Bode herausgegeben von Otto Flake und Wilhelm Weigand. Mit einem Porträt Montaignes als Titelbild. Erster bis achter Band in 8 Bänden.

      Georg Müller 1908-1915., München - Zusammen ca. 2850 Seiten. Orig.-Halblederbände mit je 2 goldgeprägten Leder-Rückenschildchen und ornamental goldgeprägten Rücken im Stil des 18. Jahrhunderts. Eins von 1500 numerierten Exemplaren (gesamt 1600). Papierbedingt durchgängig etwas gebräunt und die Einbände leicht berieben, 3 Rücken oben abgegriffen. Bei Band 4 ist das Lederschildchen mit der Bandnumerierung abgefallen, Band 5 ist im Einband etwas gelockert, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein ordentliches Exemplar. Band 8 liegt in der als solche nicht kenntlichen 2. Auflage von 1915 vor, sonst Erste Ausgaben. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Unmasking of Robert Houdin


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        The Magician.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1908. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. Spine gently rolled, tips slightly worn, front hinge partly split but holding, a couple of spots to contents. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Mrs Johnston from her friend the author. Nov. 1908". Mrs Johnston may well be Mary Johnston, the dedicatee of his first collection of short stories, Orientations, in 1899; she was the wife of Edward Johnston, the British Vice-Counsel in Seville, with whom Maugham had stayed in the 1890s. This novel's central character, Oliver Haddo, is largely based on Aleister Crowley.

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        Osterbuch. (Einbandtitel: Hasenbuch). Verse von Ch. Morgenstern

      Bruno Cassirer (1908), Berlin Hartkarton Sehr Ordentlich ORIGINALAUSGABE! Ohne Jahr, ca 1908. Farbig gestalteter Hartkartoneiband, Leinenrücken, Buchecken minimal bestossen. Farbiges, dekoratives Vor-/Nachsatz Papier. Klammerheftung, rostig. Nicht paginiert 17 Blätter (inkl. Titelblatt). 16 farbige, ganzseitige Aquarelle, sauber. Durchgehend kaum sichtbare leichte Wellung der Blätter auf ca. 4cm am unteren Blätterrand (weit entfernt von einem echten Feuchtigkeitsschaden). +++ Konrad Ferdinand Edmund von Freyhold (geb. 1878, gest.1944) deutscher Maler und Bilderbuchillustrator. 1908 sprach der Berliner Verleger Bruno Cassirer Freyhold wegen eines Bilderbuchs an und dieser lieferte ihm die Bilder. Der ursprüngliche Titel lautete \'Osterbuch\', später wurde es in \'Hasenbuch\' umbenannt und nachträglich von Christian Morgenstern mit Versen versehen. +++ 31 x 23,9 cm, 0,4 kg +++ Stichwörter: Kinderbuch Kinderbücher Rarität Rara Jugendstil Juvenilia Ostern Poesie Versand D: 5,50 EUR Kinderbuch Kinderbücher Rarität Rara Jugendstil

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        An electrical method of counting the number of [alpha]-particles from radioactive substances,’ pp. 141-61 in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series A, Vol. 81, No. 546, August 27, 1908

      London: Harrison & Sons for the Royal Society 1908 - 8vo, pp. 141-220. Complete journal issue in original printed wrappers (small chips from lower corner of front wrapper, upper corner of rear wrapper, and ends of spine). FIRST EDITION, THE INVENTION OF THE GEIGER COUNTER. This device made possible the famous alpha-particle scattering experiment carried out by Geiger and Marsden which led Rutherford to the discovery of the atomic nucleus. “In 1907 Rutherford was translated to the chair of physics in the University of Manchester. Here he found a young graduate of Erlangen, Hans Geiger, with whom he devised [in the present paper] an electrical method of counting the alpha-particles directly, the Geiger counter as it has since been generally called. This counting of atoms one by one was a great achievement” (Whittaker, History of Theories of Aether and Electricity, Vol. I, p. 7). The detector devised by Geiger consisted of a wire in a low-pressure chamber with a voltage applied across the wire and the outside of the tube. The voltage is high enough that a current can almost, but not quite, flow through the gas. When an ionizing particle came into contact with the wire, it disturbs the system enough to complete the circuit, and the resulting completion can be detected by an audible click or by a pointer, depending on the type of counter. Once it was possible to reliably detect, and therefore count, alpha particles, Rutherford devised an experiment to determine the charge on an alpha particle. In ‘The charge and nature of the [alpha]-particle’ (pp. 162-73 in the present issue), Rutherford and Geiger report the results of that experiment, namely that the charge on an alpha-particle is twice the electronic charge. Hans Geiger (1882-1945) studied physics at the University of Munich and served in the German military before pursuing graduate studies at Erlangen, earning his PhD in 1906 with a thesis on electrical releases through gases. He then moved to England to become a laboratory assistant in Rutherford’s laboratory at the University of Manchester. In 1909 he conducted the famous ‘gold foil experiment’ with Ernest Marsden, and in 1911 he and John Nuttall discovered the ‘Geiger-Nuttall law’ relating the rate of radioactive decay to the energy of the emitted alpha-particles. In 1914, Geiger returned to Germany, initially to take charge of radiation research at the National Institute for Science and Technology. After World War I, during which he served as an artillery officer, Geiger returned to research, finding a position at the University of Kiel where he collaborated with one of his doctoral students, Walther Muller, on improving his original Geiger counter device, making it more efficient, responsive, durable and portable. Unlike the earlier version, which could detect only alpha particles, the new improved Geiger-Muller counter could detect many different kinds of ionizing radiation. He used the new device to confirm the existence of light quanta in 1925, and later to discover cosmic ray showers, which would claim his scientific attention for the remainder of is career. Geiger was a member of the so-called Uranium Club, a clandestine German effort to develop and produce atomic weapons after the discovery of atomic fission in 1939. The program splintered in 1942, with its scientists moving to other areas of research deemed more urgent, after it was determined (incorrectly) that nuclear fission would not play a major role in ending the war. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Log of My Motor 1908-1911

      Self published, 1908, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. VANDERBILT, WILLIAM KISSAM Jr. The Log of My Motor 1908-1912, New York, self-published, 1912. Quarto, private edition of unspecified number, pp. xix, 333, halftone photo plates, original cranberry cloth boards with gilt lettering and rules to spine, gilt littering and blind-stamped image of a driver in a car on front, fillets to front, top edge gilt. The author, an heir to the Vanderbilt fortune and a fanatical enthusiast of automobiles, was one of the pioneers of motorized touring and racing. A follow-up to 1908 book of similar title, his book is scarce, especially in excellent condition. Condition of this book: Near fine with light wear at spine ends, faint foxing to the fore edge and preliminary leaves. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; 1900-1920; Travel & Places. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53116.

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        Histoire de Calais. Tome 1 : Calais des Origines à la Domination anglaise - Tome 2 : Calais sous la Domination anglaise. I : Les Faits. Du siège de 1346 à la Reprise de la Ville par les Français en 1558

      Imprimerie Moderne J. Peumery 1908 - 2 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin bordeaux, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Imprimerie Moderne J. Peumery, Calais, 1908-1910, XIV-319 ; 336 pp. Le catalogue de la BNF indique un troisième volume consacré aux Institutions, à l'Administration, au commerce et à la vie sociale. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. frottées, taches d'encre en garde du second volume, bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

      William Heinemann, London: 1908. First Rackham edition, limited issue. One of 1000 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham., 1908.. First Rackham edition, limited issue. One of 1000 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham.. One half inch split to upper front joint, faint wear, still a fine copy.. Forty full-page color illustrations by Arthur Rackham mounted on brown paper and thirty drawings in black & white.. 11.25 x 9 inches. Full red crushed moroccor by J. May. Spine in six compartments titled in gilt and with remaining compartments stamped with corner and central devices surrounded by a gilt rule, boards with double rectangular panel design and corner devices.

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        The Northwest Passage Being the Record Of A Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Gjoa" 1903-1907

      London, England: Archibald Constable and Company Limited, 1908. First English language edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Volume 1- 335 pp. Volume 2- 397 pp. Octavo. With over 130 illustrations and intact fold-out maps to rear of both volumes. Original dark green covers with gilt-stamped decorative image on front covers and gilt titles on spine. Bumping to spine extremities and corners. Extensive rubbing to underside of covers with boards exposed. Some surface wear to covers with a few nicks to spine. Blank clean endpapers. Minor foxing. Frontispiece with tissue guard intact in both volumes. Extensively illustrated throughout. Spines tender with some threads exposed but all pages are intact. Heavy.

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        The Glasgow School of Painters

      James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow 1908 - 51pp + plates. 54 Reproductions in Photogravure [B/W] by J Craig Annan. With dust jacket Subjects include Joseph Crawhall, Sir James Guthrie, Harrington Mann, T Corsan Morton, Alexander Roche, and J Pittendrigh Macgillivray. Language: eng VG : in very good condition. Eps foxed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Comptes-rendus du VI Congres international d'anthropologie criminelle (Turin, 28 Avril - 3 Mai 1906)

      Bocca Freres, Milan-Turin-Rome 1908 - In 8, pp. LXXX + 675 con 32 tavv. f.t. tra foto in b/n., tavole sinottiche, tabelle, diagrammi. In particolare, sei grandi tavole ripiegateÂraff. oggetti contenuti nel Museo di Antropologia criminale e psichiatria di Torino. Taglietti ai margg. delle carte. Legatura in mz. pl. coeva con 5 nervi al dorso. Interessante e corposaÂpubblicazione contenente gli atti del VI congresso internazionale di antropologia criminale con interventi di: Ferri, Spira, Maxwell, Van Engelen, Lombroso, Antonini, Albanel, Ascarelli, Gasti, Agiolella, Audenino, Burzio, Panseri e molti altri (preponderante, come si vede, la presenza degli Italiani). FRA

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        The Wind in the Willows.

      - London: Methuen & Co., 1908. 8vo, (6), 302 pp., frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard. Original blue green cloth with pictorial gilt designs on backstrip and upper cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Cloth with a few marks, worn at joints and corners, front hinge cracked, scattered foxing throughout. An unsophisticated copy in a custom folding box. First edition of the timeless adventures of Ratty, Mole, and Mr Toad, which originated in letters Grahame wrote to his seven-year old son "Mouse". Methuen wasn't sure what to make of the book, "no lighthearted story about a countryside community of animals but a long and ramifying fable", (Grolier 100) and released it on its adult rather than juvenile list, but children and their parents understood it from the start and a second edition was required with a month of publication. By the time of the E.H. Shepard illustrated edition in 1932 the book was recognised as a children's classic. Grolier Children's 100. Cotsen I 696. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories.

      London: George Allen & Sons,, 1908. With Illustrations by S. H. Sime. Square octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover, large gilt sword motif on front cover, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 9 plates by Sydney Sime. Jacket torn and with tape repairs on verso, spine of binding toned, small dull red stain on back cover, the odd sign of handling internally, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding with "George Allen / & Sons" at the base of the spine. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Copies in the dust jacket are decidedly uncommon. Dunsany's third book, a collection of "dreamlike" (ODNB) short stories, many featuring the pantheon of Gods that the author introduced in his first book, The Gods of Pegana (1905). The "graceful escapism and the fairy-tale qualities" of Dunsany's writing have been a major influence on numerous writers and film makers, from Tolkien, Lovecraft and Michael Moorcock to Guillermo Del Toro. The illustrator Sydney Sime made his name illustrating Dunsany's books, "he was a master of the macabre and the sinister finished with a beautiful cold pen line" (Houfe, The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, p. 301).

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        The Northwest Passage Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Gjoa 1903-1907. With a Supplement By First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander of the Expedition

      London: Constable 1908 - London: Constable, 1908. 2 volumes. 1st UK Edition. Volume I: [xiii], 335pp, frontis with tissue guard of Amundsen plus 69 black-and-white photographic plates - several full page, fold-out maps in rear pockets of each volume including The Route of the "Gjoa" Through the Northwest Passage. Volume II: [ix], 397pp, frontis of the "Gjoa" meeting its first whaling ship with tissue guard, plus 70 black-and-white photographic plates, large fold-out color map at rear entitled Map of King Haakon VII Coast and Queen Maud's Sea, and of Lieutenant Hansen and Sergeant Ristveldt's Sledge Expedition 1905. Publisher's dark blue-green cloth on beveled-boards with bright gilt lettering-- covers in excellent condition, top page edges gilt and pictorial covers with bright gilt decoration. No prior ownership markings, hinges strong and uncracked, no foxing, folds or tears - Complete, clean and a Near Fine set.--Arctic Bibliography 402 The first person narrative of the successful Norwegian Northwest Passage Expedition led by Roald Amundsen in the "Gjoa". This famous polar expedition was the first to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage after countless efforts and numerous lives lost. Included in the narrative are the voyage to the Canadian Arctic, wintering at Gjoa Haven on King William Island, Eskimos encountered including Mackenzie Delta Eskimos, numerous boat and sledge journeys, food and hunting. The narrative is particularly abundant with cultural information regarding Eskimo life and customs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peter Schöffers Liederbuch. Tenor / Discantus / Bassus / Altus. Mainz 1513. (Faksimile nach dem einzigen bekannten Exemplar des Originaldrucks). Hg. von der Gesellschaft Münchener Bibliophilen. 4 Bde.

      München, Köhler, 1908 - Quer-8°. Mit Noten. 67; 35; 35; 33 tls. num., tls. pag. Bl. Einzige Ausgabe des einzigen Faksimiles des nur in einem Exemplar erhaltenen Liederbuches. - Nr. 14 von 40 num. Expl. für Mitglieder (Gesamtauflage: 100 Expl.). - Exemplar des Historikers Hans Ferdinand Helmolt (1865-1929). - Peter Schöffer d. J. "war einer der bedeutendsten älteren Musikdrucker Deutschlands, der durch die Eleganz seiner für die damalige Zeit neuen Musiknotation einem Petrucci ebenbürtig war" (Riemann12, PT II, 624). Das Mainzer "Liederbuch gehört zu den repräsentativsten Stücken aus dem umfangreichen Werk Schöffers und bietet uns einen besonderen Einblick in die Musik- und Liedpraxis im Südwesten des Deutschen Reiches" (Classen, Deutsche Liederbücher des 15. und 16. Jhs., S. 276f.). Es enthält 61 überwiegend weltliche deutsche Lieder zu vier Stimmen aus dem Repertoire der Stuttgarter Hofkapelle Herzog Ulrichs von Württemberg. - Rodenberg, Dt. Bibliophilie 108. MGG XII, 16. De Boor/Newald IV/2, 241. - Unaufgeschnittenes, frisches Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 OKart. mit OU (etwas lichtrandig) für alle Bde. im OPp.-Schuber (dieser berieben und mit Läsuren). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hyperion. Eine Zweimonatsschrift. 12 Hefte in 6 Bänden, 1 von 1000 Exemplaren auf englischem Velin. (Mit allen 113 Kunstbeigaben, teils als O-Grafik, mehreren Erstdrucken u. a. von Kafka, Rilke, Heinrich Mann).

      München, Hans von Weber, 1908 (bis 1910) - Einband nur sehr leicht berieben, innen nur sehr schwache Gebrauchsspuren; insgesamt sehr sauber, sehr gut erhalten. Mit allen Kunstbeilagen vollständig. 216; 200; 192; 204; 192; 192 S. 113 Tafeln. Deutsch 7200g Gr.4° goldgeprägtes Orig.- Leinen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Dieux s'en vont, d'Annunzio reste.Paris,Sansot,

      1908 - Lievi fioriture alle prime e alle ultime carte. Dessins a la plume par Valeri. Sexieme edition(indicazione fittizia).Bella dedica autografa dell'autore a Domenico Oliva. All'occhietto. Edizione originale. Gambetti-Vezzosi p.514. In-16°;202 pp.Legatura editoriale in brossura a stampa. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Published by Collins Clear Type Press, 1908. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Adams, Frank. Very good condition with no wrapper. Blue pictorial cloth, with gilt title labels. Front cover shows artist being watched by girl, spine shows lady with girl 4 colour plates. 336 pages. Purple endpapers. SIGNED by author by means of a dedication to half-title. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed, covers just a little grubby and illustration to spine has faded a little. Front joint cracked. Hinges cracked. Foxing to contents. A nice copy of the first edition. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

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        Of the Imitation of Christ

      London: Chatto and Windus, , 1908. As translated out of Latin by Richard Whytford... Re-edited into modern English with an Historical Introduction by Wilfrid Raynal. Octavo. Original blind-stamped brown morocco binding with brass clasps in imitation of a late 15th-century German binding, all edges brown, marbled endpapers. Title page printed in blue & black, colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates by William Russell Flint mounted on thick paper (with captioned tissue guards). Spine lightly sunned, one clasp missing, a touch of foxing in places. A very good copy. A very attractive edition of Thomas à Kempis's masterpiece, here in a "modernised" version of the popular 16th-century translation by Richard Whitford (or Whytford).

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        Photographs of Nebulae and Clusters, made with the Crossley Reflector.

      Sacramento Shannon 1908 - (30 x 24 cm). 46 S. Mit 4 Abbildungen und 70 Tafeln in Heliogravüre. Original-Leinwandband. (Publications of the Lick Observatory, Vol. VIII). Erste Ausgabe seiner posthum von Ch. D. Perrine herausgegebenen berühmten Fotografien von Spiralnebeln; hier in einem Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von Martin Brendel, Professor für Astronomie und Direktor der Sternwarte des Physikalischen Vereins in Frankfurt. - Der US-amerikanische Astrophysiker und Direktor der Lick-Sternwarte James Edward Keeler (1857-1900) zeichnete sich besonders durch seine Beobachtungskunst und die Verbesserung astronomischer Instrumente aus. Er fotografiert eine Vielzahl von Nebeln und stellt dabei fest, dass der Großteil der Galaxien eine Spiralform aufweist. "When he died at the age of forty-two, Keeler was the leading astrophysicist in the United States. He is best remembered today. for his discovery of the abundance of spirals among the nebulae. Keeler was able to put into use the thirty-six-inch Crossley reflecting telescope, which had defied earlier astronomers (it was difficult to operate because of an unusual mounting, designed, furthermore, for its original location in England). With the Crossley, Keeler took a series of photographs that revealed how greatly spiral nebulae - later identified as exterior galaxies - outnumbered all the other hazy objects detectable in the sky" (DSB). Der Band enthält auch den Wiederabdruck seiner Arbeit "The Crossley reflector of the Lick Observatory". - Vorsatz und Titel mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. Einband etwas bestoßen, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 7, 270 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rosa. Af student Parelius´ papirer.

      Kristiania og Kjøbenhavn, Gyldendal, 1908. 8vo. 343 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Brunt). Ex libris på forsats. (Aase Bye)

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        Rosa. Af student Parelius' papirer.

      Kra. & Kbh. 1908. 8vo. Brunt originalt shirtingbind. 343 s.. Liten plett på bakdekkelen, ellers et pent eksemplar

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