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        Sarcophages des époques persane et ptolémaïque - Tome I. Fasc. 1 & Tome I. Fasc. 2 & Tome II (complete set) (Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire)

      SAE, Cairo 1908 - Extremely rare complete set. Le Caire, 1908-14 & 1939. folio. First edition. Tome I: pages 1-112 & 113-315, plates 1-8 & 9-26. Tome II: pages i-vii & 1-147, plates 1-43. Bound in 2 volumes in modern black & blue buckram. A mint copy with no markings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.

      - Chicago: Reilly and Britton, 1908. Slim 4to, 256 pp. Light blue cloth boards with pictorial paste-on. Pictorial endpapers printed in yellow and black. Some small nicks and minor warping to lower cover, some wear and minor soiling to upper cover, slight general rubbing. Headcap and tail bumped, binding slightly shaken. Crease in ownership page. Very good condition for a title usually found in tatters. First edition, first state with light blue cloth and metallic gold pictorial paste-on, 16 inserted full-color plates, three titles listed on the verso of the half title, inserted black and yellow endpapers, and "The Reilly & Britton Co." stamped in black on the backstrip (Hanff, 40-41). The fourth book in the Oz series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pierre Gatier- ice skating in the Bois de Boulogne, 1908.

      Pierre Gatier,  ice skating the Bois de Boulogne - "Grand patinage au bois - Valseurs"Ets met aquatint gemaakt in 1908 door Pierre Louis Gatier. Met potlood gesigneerd, gedateerd en betiteld. Uitgegeven in een oplage van 50 stuks. Afm.: 34,8 x 49,4 cm.Tijdens de Belle Epoque trok Tout Paris in de winter naar het Bois de Boulogne. Men kon er schaatsen in stijl. De New York Times berichtte: "During the Summer season the promenade of the fashionable world is the Bois de Boulogne, the Chanps Elysées having been given up to the carriageless million. But no one would have ever dreamed, perhaps, that the wood was to become, in the dead of Winter, a place as of much attraction as in the heat of Summer. In the centre of the wood the two artificial lakes which have an extent of nearly a mile, are now covered with a firm sheet of ice, and on it may be seen thousands of skaters of both sexes. To the Parisians this is a novel scene, and you can well imagine that the Bois at once became the centre of attraction."'Gatier (1878-1944) verwierf bekendheid met z"n marine schilderijen en werd daarnaast gevierd om z"n scènes van de Parijse nachtclubs en society.Literatuur: Felix Gatier "Catalogue Raisonne de L'Oeuvre Gravé"', nr. 41Prijs: € 2.950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Il Passaggio Nord-Ovest. La mia spedizione polare sulla "Gjoa" con un'appendice del tenente Goffredo Hansen.

      Milano, Treves, 1908, 8vo dorso in mezza tela blu sulle copertine originali, illustrate, pp. 624 ill. da 140 inc. e 3 carte f.t.

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        Liguria preistorica. UNITO A: Liguria preistorica. Epilogo.

      Genova, Soc. Ligure St. Patria, 1908, 8vo legatura in mezza tela, tassello al dorso, pp. 761 con 271 fig. n.t. e con 8 tavole f.t. = Genova, Soc. Ligure St. Patria, 1908, 8vo brossura originale (timbro "Omaggio dell'Autore" in cop.) pp. 83 con 8 tavole. Si tratta delle pag. 625/697 dell'opera completa, tirata a parte. Raro.

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        Il Passaggio Nord-Ovest. La mia spedizione polare sulla "Gjoa" con un'appendice del tenente Goffredo Hansen.

      Milano, Treves, 1908, 8vo mezza tela verde, pp. 624 ill. da 140 inc. e 3 carte f.t.

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        KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE 1808-1908. THREE VOLUMES.

      The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1908. - First edition. Thick 8vo. VOLUME I: Three quarter leather and cloth, all edges gilt, raised bands, gold stamping on spine, decorated endpapers, 688 pp., plus xiv pp. of index, frontis. (portrait), preface, illustrated, plates, portraits, index. Light foxing to a few end pages and lightly rubbed at corners, else a near fine, tight copy. VOLUME II: Three quarter leather and cloth, all edges gilt, raised bands, gold stamping on spine, decorated endpapers, 684 pp., plus iv pp. of index, frontis. (portrait), illustrated, portraits, index. Light foxing to a few end pages and lightly rubbed at corners and along spine, else near fine, tight copy. VOLUME III: Three quarter leather and cloth, all edges gilt, raised bands, gold stamping on spine, decorated endpapers, 689 (1) pp., plus iv pp. of index, frontis. (portrait), illustrated, portraits, index. Light foxing to a few end pages and lightly rubbed at corners and along spine, else near fine, tight copy. Volume I provides historical information about Kansas City, including early pioneers, the city as it developed, terminus for the Santa Fe Trail, the Civil War period, public utilities, railroads, banking and finance, education, newspapers, churches, legal and medical facilities, river transportation, parks, art movements, women's clubs social life, etc. Portraits of Father de Smet, Jim Bridger, Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan, Josiah Gregg, and others. Volume II and III provide biographical sketches and photographs of prominent settlers and citizens of Kansas City. Handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Anne of Green Gables *FIRST EDITION*

      Boston, MA: L.C. Page & Company, Colonial Press, 1908. 1st Edition 4th Printing. Hardcover. Good. M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition published by Colonial Press, 1908, in Boston. Fourth impression. Hardcover in good condition. Pictorial hardcover with gilt title. Moderate shelf-wear evident, scuffing to boards. Deckle-cut edges to text block. Mild yellowing to interior pages. Moderate foxing to end-papers and illustrations throughout. Binding is loose at FFEP. Inscribed by previous owner, curiously with date 1901. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada weekly. Packages leave our location Tuesdays, and are postmarked Wednesdays. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience.

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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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        Von Tieren und Menschen. Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen (nummerierte LUXUS-AUSGABE in 2 Bänden) - No. 23.

      Vita Deutsches Verlagshaus; 1908. Erstausgabe; SELTEN!! 483 Seiten; durchgehende Zählung; Gebundene Ausgabe Rückensignatur, ordnungsgemäß vorne und hinten ausgestempelt, ansonsten gut erhaltene Bände aus aufgelöster Bibliothek einer großen deutschen Medienanstalt; Orig.Ganzleder mit Goldvignette des Löwen Trient (wahrscheinlich vergoldetes Metall/ Eisen (?)); Goldschnitt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 2 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; SELTENES EXEMPLAR!! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream (Signed Ltd.)

      Doubleday, Page & Co, New York 1908 - A Very Good copy, complete as issued, with all 40 tipped-in color illustrations and tissue guards (although one tissue guard detached). Signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Lacking the silk ties, as usual. In the publisher's white cloth binding with some of the gilt rubbed & dulled, some colored over in ink. Internal contents are generally in attractive condition with minor separation within the page block, leaves adjacent to the illustration leaves toned and a couple leaves with short tears. One of our favorite Rackham productions, combining Shakespeare's wonderful play with Rackham's whimsical illustrations in a lovely edition. Arthur Rackham was one of the great illustrators of the early 20th century, a period which is referred to as the "golden age" in British book design. His works were produced in both limited and mass market editions as there was a large market for ornately illustrated books before the First World War. Rackham used a unique style, thought to mix European and East Asian influences, that involved both pen and India Ink as well as watercolor. His work was displayed all over Europe - and received awards at International Exhibitions in Milan and Barcelona and Rackham would influence heavily many illustrators, especially those of children's books, who came after him. "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative and observant of human nature, while his gnomes, fairies and gnarled anthropomorphic trees in Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens or A Midsummer Night's Dream represent his more fantastic side. He was - and remains - a soloist in front of an orchestra, a player with the responsibility to interpret and add a personal lustre to great works with variations of infinite subtlety and grace." ["Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration," by James Hamilton, Pavilion Books, Ltd., London, 1990]. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Literarische Texte des Mittleren Reiches. Band I: Die Klage des Bauern. Band II: Die Erzählung des Sinuhe und die Hirtengeschichte

      J.C. Hinrichs, Leipzig 1908 - Extremely rare complete set of 2 volumes. Hieratische papyri aus den königlichen Museen zu Berlin 04. J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, Leipzig, 1908. First edition. Large folio, 15 & 24* pages, 24 plates. Beige wrappers. Hieratische papyri aus den königlichen Museen zu Berlin 05. J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, Leipzig, 1909. First edition. Large folio, 15 & 18* pages, 18 plates. Beige wrappers. Binding loose, but overall in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Writings of Mark Twain. The works include: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, The Celebrated Jumping Frog, Pudd'nhead Wilson, The Prince and the Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The American Claimant, etc.

      New York, NY: Harper and Brothers / Hartford, Conn: The American Publishing Company, 1908., 1908. The Hillcrest Edition, complete in 25 volumes; Octavos. Elegantly hand-bound in half dark green oasis morocco over cloth boards, spine gilt-lettered and ruled in six compartments with raised band, top edges gilt others untrimmed. With photogravure frontispieces including portraits of the author and illustrations. Internally very clean; externally unmarked. A superb library set in a handsome recent leather binding. The same sheets were also bound (with their own prelims) by P.F. Collier and Son, that version being known as the Author's National Edition; these fine publications stem from the original Uniform Edition of 1899.

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        HIGASHI YAMA CHA KAI ZU ROKU: TEA ASSOCIATION OF THE EASTERNMOUNTAINS. [A Treati

      Kyoto 1908, Shu Chiku Do. Brown stitched wrappers, 4 volume. set, complete, double-page leaves: 29+27+27+31, 39 double. page illustrations, each sealed by the artist's chop in cin-. nabar, bound Chinese style, 11.5 x 19.5 cm., a bright copy.. A MOST OBSCURE ILLUSTRATED RESOURCE ON CH'AN TEAISM A most lovely Japanese reprint of what is clearly a Chinese text. The work is bound with silk thread, in the typical do- uble hole-stitching technique found only in Chinese books, corners protected with blue silk cloth. A most lovely work ! An anthology of writings and paintings by members of the As- sociation. This charming set covers the aesthetics & methods of how to establish the exterior and interior of a proper tea-room [Cha-shitus]. Great attention is devoted to the in- terior and its design, the kind of alcove [Tokunoma], the objects to be displayed include ancient Chinese bronze and ceramic vessels, the selection and admiration of hanging sc- rolls, tea pot, warmer and cups, flower-arrangements, furni- ture, incense & incense burners, delicacies to eat, exterior views of the tea-room. Volume one begins with the location of The Tea Association of the Eastern Mountains nestled in the vicinity of a Buddhist monastery and an offering to the Gods upon establishment of the new tea-room, interior views. Volume two: interior views, garden tea-ceremony, scroll ap- preciation and viewing. Volume 3: interior views, how to ar- range the tea-room, vistas to the tea garden, vertical and horizontol scroll viewing & arrangement. Volume 4: overview of the Buddhist temple and monastery area, ancient bronze vessels, interiors: Tokunoma decoration, tea garden view, interior using scholar's rocks, sculpture, tea flower arran- gements, garden entrance, outdoor tea-party. An exceptional- ly obscure & delightful resource. Ch'an or Chinese Zen Bud- dhism is the discipline that started the tea-ceremony in ancient China. The Japanese during their period of borrowing from the Asian mainland saw the importation of a multitude of Chinese & Korean arts. Buddhism was the main vehicle that brought in an uncountable amount of religious, cultural and artistic traditions. The tea-ceremony was imported in conju- nction with its austere aesthetics, tea-room architecture, ceramics, appreciation and worship of ancient objects, art art works, paintings, gardens and scholar's items. Charming illustrations grace these pages, each done by a member of the association, along with his calligraphy, signature and red cinnabar chops [seals], most also have put their age. The majority were in their seventies or even older. A fine reference for any serious student of tea, tea-ceremony and scholar's items. A truly wonderful and obscure illustrated work. Very few surviving Chinese tea-ceremony books remain from earlier periods. Conained in a new indigo-blue Chitsu folding box, with clasps. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Le village dans la montagne. Mit 4 Tafeln in Glytographie Alfred Ditisheim. 54 ganzs. Illustrationen, davon 35 in Farbe, außerdem zahlr. Textillustrationen.

      Lausanne Payot & C () 1908 - Folio. 260 S. Orig.-Halbleinen, Schutzumschlag. - Vord. flieg. Vorsatz mit kl. Fehlstelle am Eck, insgesamt gutes Expl. 1.100 gr. Orig.-Halbleinen, Schutzumschlag.

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        Complete Writings

      1908 - HUBBARD, Elbert. The Complete Writings. East Aurora, New York: The Roycroft Shop, (1908-15). Twenty volumes. Tall quarto, original three-quarter green morocco, raised bands, gilt- and blind-tooled spines, top edges gilt, uncut. $5200.Author’s edition of the collected Little Journeys, number 894 of 1000 sets, finely printed and bound by Hubbard’s prestigious Roycroft Press, each volume signed by Hubbard. With two pages of Hubbard’s original manuscript for one of the “journeys” bound into Volume I.Appalled by the way commercialization cheapened the art of printing books, and inspired by William Morris’ Kelmscott Press, Hubbard founded his own press in 1893. The Roycroft Press became perhaps the most important touchstone of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America, which sought to revive the standards of medieval craftsmanship by producing books that were themselves works of art. This set is one of the finest examples of the Arts and Crafts style in American printing and the epitome of Hubbard’s ambitions for the Roycroft Press. Under the Roycroft imprint Hubbard wrote 170 “conversational” essays (which he called “Little Journeys”) about the lives and works of historic personages from the arts, government, and private enterprise. Printed in exquisite typography, on Roycroft hand-made paper, with three-color initial letters designed by Dard Hunter, and decorative devices throughout. Each “journey” is accompanied by a delicately etched portrait of the subject either by Gaspard or Schneider. Two pages of Hubbard’s manuscript bound into Volume I, between pages 124-25. Occasional scattered foxing. Light rubbing to extremities, some sunning to original boards. A handsome set in near-fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; 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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        Shakespeare in deutscher Sprache. Hrsg.und zum Teil neu übersetzt von Friedrich Gundolf. Mit Buchschmuck von Melchior Lechter in Rot und Schwarz.

      Berlin: Bondi 1908-1918. 10 Bände. Gr.-8°. 409; 382; 324; 358; 403; 394; 423; 433; 390; 433 S., Original-Leinen mit Rücken- und Deckentitel in Gold (Band 10 in Original-Broschur) (Rücken abgeblasst; leicht stockfleckig; Einband und Vorsatz teilweise wenig befleckt; leicht angestaubt; sonst gut erhalten) Landmann 280. Versand D: 24,30 EUR Literatur, George-Kreis

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        Die Funktionen der Nervencentra.

      Jena: Fischer, 1908-1911. Bechterev, Vladimir Michailovic (1857-1927). Die Funktionen der Nervencentra. Erstes Heft: Einleitung, Untersuchungsmethoden, Rückenmark und verlängertes Mark. [Zweites Heft: Kleinhirn, Mittelhirn, Zwischenhirn und subkorticale Ganglien. Drittes Heft: Hemisphären des Grosshirns.] Translated from the Russian by Richard Weinberg. 3 volumes. ix, 691; viii, 693-1336; x, 1337-2047pp. Text illustrations. Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1908-11. 248 x 167 mm. Library buckram, light wear, hinges cracked. Very good set, from the library of American neurologist Smith Ely Jelliffe (1866-1945), with his bookplate and signature in each volume. Embossed stamp of the Hartford Retreat Medical Library on each title; library call numbers on spines. First Edition in German of Bechterev?s Osnovy uchenia o funktsiakh mozga [Fundamentals of Brain Function] (1903-7). Bechterev was one of the most prominent neuroscientists of his era, playing a crucial role in the study of the development of the brain?s organization, neurophysiology, neuropathology and experimental psychology. In his Fundamentals of Brain Function, first published in Russian in seven volumes between 1903 and 1907, Bechterev included a summary of his extensive observations of the functions of the frontal lobes, confirming that extirpation of the frontal lobes destroys the capacity for goal-directed behavior. Animals deprived of their frontal lobes ?do not evaluate the results of their actions as they should, cannot correlate new external impressions with past experience, and do not direct their movements and actions to their own advantage? (quoted in Luria, p. 251). The German edition of Bechterev?s book contains one of the first uses of the term ?extrapyramidal? to describe neural structures. This copy is from the library of Smith Ely Jelliffe, author of Diseases of the Nervous System (1915; Garrison-Morton [online] 4599), founder of The Psychoanalytic Review and one of the first American book collectors in neuroscience, psychiatry and psychoanalysis.

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        The Collected Works of Yeats, in Verse and Prose Being the Writings, Plays and Poems

      Stratford-on-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1908., 1908. 8 volumes; octavo. Portrait frontispiece (including a Sargent charcoal drawing that makes Yeats look like Dr. Nikola without his cat) to four volumes (alternate: vol.I, III, V, and VII), title-page printed in red and green. Publisher's pale green linen spines with titles in black over grey paper covered boards, untrimmed page edges. Some browning to extremities, minor handling. A very good set. Wade 149.

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        Vieux tapis d'Orient: publié par le Musée impérial royal autrichien d'art et d'industrie de Vienne: complement de l'ouvrage Tapis d'Orient, paru de 1892 à 1896 sous la direction du Musée imperial royal de commerce de Vienne; avec préface par A. von Scala

      Karl W. Hiersemann, 1908, Portfolio, Book Condition: Very Good; 20 x 26.5 (66 cm) Portfolio of original printed cloth with new half-calf. Edges of text and mounting sheets reinforced. New guard tissues. Very Good condition. Minor discoloration to foot.. Illustrated by 25 chromolithographs tipped onto printed sheets; GWO 987. The French edition of Altorientalische Teppiche. Copy # 348 of 400 printed in German, English or French. Sumptuously produced pictorial survey of mostly Persian carpets described and shown in very fine color. [CSROT 4873].; 20; [3], 7, [2] pp.

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        Její pastorky a [Jen fa] Opera o t ech jednáních dle dramatu z venkovského života Moravského od Gabriely Preissové... Klavírní výtah se zp vy. [Piano-vocal score]

      v Brn [Brno]: Nákladem Klubu P átel Um ní [without PN]. [1908]. Large octavo. Contemporary half black morocco with black cloth boards, original decorative olive green wrapper printed in black laid down to upper. 1f. (title), 1f. (copyright and note on award), 1f. (dedication to the memory of Olga Janá ková [the composer's daughter]), 1 (cast), [2] (blank), 3-281, [i] (blank) pp. Transfer. Printed by Engelmann & Mühlberg in Leipzig. In Czech. Handstamp "Archiv Kr. esk. Zemsk. a Národniho Divadla v Praze" (Archives of the Royal Czech Lands and the National Theater) to first page of music and final blank page. Signature to upper right corner of p. 1: "Kamila Ungrová 'Jen fa'." Occasional corrections (mostly cuts) in blue and lead pencil; deletions to text in green pencil with new text in ink (in a copyist's hand) and lead pencil; numerous overpastes of music in manuscript, again in a copyist's hand. Binding somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped. . First Edition. Limited to 600 copies, 300 of which were given to members of the Klub P átel Um ní [Club of Friends of the Arts]). Simeone A4 (pp. 20-21. Tyrrell pp. 62-63. The original version of the opera. "Janá ek first offered [the opera] to the Prague National Theatre in March 1903. It was immediately rejected, possibly because of an antagonism towards him by the head of opera, Karel Kova ovic. The opera, however, was performed in Brno early the next year... Prague... refused to take it up until 1915, when under great pressure from several friends of Janá ek, Kova ovicÂ’s resistance weakened, and he consented to stage the work subject to his revisions (chiefly cuts and some reorchestration). Janá ek agreed (he was 61, and had waited long enough), and the work was given a fine performance under Kova ovic on 26 May 1916... The vocal score, published by the Club of the Friends of Art in Brno (1908), incorporated revisions made by Janá ek in 1906–7." John Tyrrell in Grove Music Online. The manuscript corrections cited above are in all likelihood in the hand of the conductor of the first Prague production of the opera on May 26, 1916, Karel Kova ovic (1862-1920). Kamila Ungrová (1887-1972), a Czech soprano engaged by the National Theater in Prague from 1907 to 1927, sang the role of Jen fa at the Prague premiere. A very interesting copy with close association to the first Prague performance of the opera.

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        Vieux tapis d'Orient: publié par le Musée impérial royal autrichien d'art et d'industrie de Vienne: complement de l'ouvrage Tapis d'Orient, paru de 1892 à 1896 sous la direction du Musée imperial royal de commerce de Vienne; avec préface par A. von Scala,

      Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann. Very Good; 20 x 26.5 (66 cm) Portfolio of original printed cloth with new . half-calf. Edges of text and mounting sheets reinforced. New guard . tissues. Very Good condition. Minor discoloration to foot.. 1908. Portfolio. Illustrated by 25 chromolithographs tipped onto printed sheets; GWO 987. The French edition of Altorientalische Teppiche. Copy # 348 of 400 printed in German, English or French. Sumptuously produced pictorial survey of mostly Persian carpets described and shown in very fine color. [CSROT 4873].; 20; [3], 7, [2] pp. .

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        The Vulgate Version of the Arthurian Romances Edited from Manuscripts in the British Museum by H. Oskar Sommer

      Washington, Carnegie Institution, 1908-1916. Eight volumes; 31 cm. Series: Carnegie Institution of Washington. Publication no. 74. Contents: 1. Lestoire del Saint Graal. 1909; 2. Lestoire de Merlin. 1908; 3-5. Le livre de Lancelot del Lac. 1910-12; 6. Les aventures ou la queste del Saint Graal. La mort le roi Artus. 1913; 7. Supplement: Le livre d?Artus, with glossary. 1913; [8] Index of names and places to volumes I-VII. Based on Additional mss. 10292-4 in the British Museum. An excellent untrimmed copy bound in full oatmeal linen by HG bindery. Stock#OB747.

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        Archive of Material Relating to Juanita Miller and her Father Joaquin Miller

      Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0. Ephemera. The following is a beautiful archive of autograph letters with envelopes (mostly) from Juanita Miller to her father from Sept 1908 through March 21, 1911. Also included are several extra items including one autograph letter from Joaquin Miller to his daughter and several letters relating to either Juanita or Joaquin. "Cincinnatus Heine Miller (September 8, 1837 - February 17, 1913), better known by his pen name Joaquin Miller, was a colorful American poet and frontiersman. He is nicknamed the "Poet of the Sierras" after the Sierra Nevada, about which he wrote in his Songs of the Sierras (1871)." (From Wikipedia.) His daughter Juanita (Juanita Joaquina Miller -daughter of Joaquin Miller and wife Abbie Leland Miller was born in New York City in 1880. Miss Miller lived at Joaquin Miller's locally famous home, "The Heights," in Oakland, California, and was an active participant in the Oakland performing arts community until the 1960s.) She studied music in New York and was a sometime composer of music which produced to accompany her father's poems / lyrics. She was famous more for her father's well respected name than anything she herself did and was a flamboyant and rather eccentric character well known in the San Francisco Bay area from the 1930's on. The archives consist of:*Five holograph letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated September 21st, 1908 - Dec 26th, 1908 in hand addressed envelopes.*Seven holograph letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated February 1, 1909 - November 5th, 1909, in hand addressed envelopes.*Ten letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated March 12, 1910 - December 14th, 1910, in hand addressed envelopes.*Five letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated March 17th, 1911 - March 21st, 1911: all of these letters are addressed to Fabiola Hospital, Oakland, CA. (in hand addressed envelopes). (The Fabiola Hospital was built in 1887 at the intersection of New Broadway and Moss Avenue (now Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd.) on 2-1/2 acres of land donated by Anthony Chabot. This new hospital was the work of the women club members of the Fabiola Association who envisioned a comfortable environment for the underprivileged. The Oakland Kaiser Permanente complex literally stands on the same site as the Fabiola Hospital. 1Fabiola Hospital, Oakland, California 1Kate Kirkham learned of the need for a local hospital in Oakland after witnessing a terrible carriage accident in 1877. The victim had to be transported 10 miles to a hospital in San Leandro. $50 was collected from 18 of her women friends and the Fabiola Association was formed. The focus of the group was to provide medical assistance for all, regardless of financial circumstances. The name Fabiola comes from Saint Fabiola, a woman in 4th century Rome who started the first hospital for sick and needy travelers.*A five page holograph letter from Juanita Miller to her father dated May 10, 1909 in a hand addressed envelope which discusses her graduation (from music school) and plans for travel and goes on to mention that she would like to be independent: "it is really wicked for me to be dependent any longer & mother will not allow me to teach, she considers it unlady-like, she is also so fearful lest I sing (?) but do something without her knowledge." *An envelope (with the address of Harris and Ewing Photographers 1311 F. Street N.W. Washington D.C. which includes a holograph request by Margaret E. Harrington for Miss Miller to perform her father's poem "Columbus" for a group of pupils (undated). The envelope also includes a typed letter hand signed by Juanita Miller to her father discussing her mother's stifling of her career and life and how she would like to live with her father in Oakland but not sure she could flout her mother's wishes. Also included is a newspaper clipping regarding Juanita Miller (undated).*A holograph four page letter from Juanita Miller to an unknown recipient which mentions her father's illness and fighting spirit (there's much more to the letter, but the handwriting is difficult to read). This letter does not include an envelope and is undated. *A two page (half page letterhead from the Fabiola Hospital Association) dated March 8 (1911?) holograph letter from Joaquin Miller at Fabiola hospital - the handwriting is nearly illegible, but appears to be a note of love and care to his daughter . *A single page (half page letterhead from the Fabiola Hospital Association) , undated (assumed to be during March 1911), holograph letter from an attendant at Fabiola Hospital giving an update on Joaquin Miller's condition which was not improving and was partly due to nerves (according to the writer). *Four newspaper clippings regarding Juanita or Joaquin Miller (one from the Oakland Tribune dated Wed. Sept 25, 1968).*A flyer from AMORC (Rosicrucians) to Miss J J Miller.*Eight 8x10" photos (a couple of them have been cut down) of Juanita Miller posing for the camera (Includes duplicates of the same pose). One photo shows her in front of a small wooden cabin of some sort, the other could be a back garden (?)The letters vary in length and in content, but generally cover Juanita's daily life, her work with music and music study, her controlling mother and her desire to come and live with her father. There are instances throughout many of the letters where she discusses something to do with her father's writing, either receiving proof copies of something he wrote, discussion of something she read about or by him, etc. etc. Also the letters give an interesting look at the peripatetic lifestyle Juanita Miller had during this period of time - the letters are sent from a number of different places and she visits, or mentions many friends / acquaintances in her travels. .

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        S. Margarets Birthday Book (Lowestoft, Decmber 1908)

      Flood & Son,, 1908. Hardcover. Used; Very Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall; very good condition; THIS HAS NOT BEEN WRITTEN IN; boards and hinges intact; pages are clean with only a very occasional foxing mark; quotations submitted by named members of the congregation of St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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

      Bruno Cassirer (1908), Berlin - 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 Gewicht in Gramm: 400

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        Archivum Franciscanum Historicum. Periodica publicatio trimestris cura PP. Collegii D. Bonaventurae. Annus et tomus I [1] - Annus et tomus LI [51]; LIII [53]; LV - LVIII [55-58]; LXI - LXII [61-62]. [Periodikum / Periodical].

      Ad Claras Aquas prope Florentiam (= Quaracchi bei Florenz / Quaracchi near Florence) 1908 - 1969. Jahrgänge 1-50 sowie zugehöriger Registerband; zusätzlich die Jahrgänge 51, 53, 55-58 sowie 61-62 (insgesamt 59 Bände). / Vol. 1-50 plus index volume; additionally volumes 51, 53, 55-58 and 61-62 (altogether 59 volumes). 8° (24 x 17 cm). Priv.-Halbleinenbände / Half-cloth. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. The periodical \'Archivum Franciscanum Historicum\' is a scholarly journal. Since 1908, it has been a major reference tool for scholars, secular and religious, dealing with Franciscan history. We offer here the first fifty volumes with an index volume and 8 further volumes from the years 1958 / 1960 / 1962-1965 and 1968-1969. All volumes in good condition. Articles mostly in Latin. The last twelve covers in different colour. - Texte meist in lateinischer Sprache. - Ehemalige Bibliotheksbände des Ulmer Franziskanerklosters mit kleiner Rückensignatur und Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Die letzten zwölf Bände mit andersfarbigen Rücken. Einbände und Schnitte etwas angestaubt. Wenige Blätter minimal fleckig. Ansonsten durchgehend gut und sauber. - Former library copies of the Franciscan abbey in Ulm with ex-lib. markings and labels on spine. Covers and edges a bit dusty. Few pages a bit stained. Else good and clean copies. Versand D: 2,50 EUR Archivum Franciscanum Historicum. Vol. 1 - 50. - Archivum Franciscanum Historicum. Periodica publicatio trimestris cura PP. Collegii D. Bonaventurae. Annus et tomus I. [1.] - Annus et tomus L [50.]. Quaracchi presso Firenze. - Franziskaner, OFM Ordo fratrum minorum, Franziskus Franciscus.

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        Original Watercolour for Highways & Byways in Surrey - Eashing, Surrey

      1908. No Binding. Very Good/No Jacket. Hugh Thomson. This is the original watercolour, by Hugh Thomson, used for the picture of Eashing in chapter XI of the book by Eric Parker. The image is 11 X 8.5" and is framed and glazed by Edward Walker & Co of Coleraine, N.I., where Hugh Thomson originated. The image is clean and tidy although the inside of the glass has some spots on it and the picture would benefit from reglazing. This is a heavy item and will attract additional P&P if sent outside the UK so kindly contact me for a P&P quotation before ordering. Frame size 20 X 15". Original artwork by one of the foremost Irish illustrators of his day. Worked extensively on illustrating the classics and the Highways & Byways series at the end of the Nineteenth Century and into the 20th Century.

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        Anne of Green Gables

      1908. first edition. First Edition of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables"The Dearest and Most Moving Child Since the Immortal Alice" (Mark Twain)MONTGOMERY, L[ucy] M[aud]. Anne of Green Gables. Illustrated by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1908.First edition, First Impression. Octavo (7 7/16 x 5 1/8 inches; 190 x 130 mm.). viii, [ix], [1, blank], 429, [1, blank], [4, L.C. Page & Company's Announcement List of New Fiction], [4, Selections from L.C. Page and Company's List of Fiction] pp. Inserted frontispiece and seven half-tone plates after drawings by Mary Austin Claus and William Klaus. On the verso of the title-page is the statement "First Impression, April, 1908". Publisher's brown ribbed cloth, front cover with square color plate (by an unknown artist) pasted-on within blind-stamped borders, front cover and spine lettered in gilt, top edge trimmed, others uncut, plain end-papers. Minimal rubbing to binding extremities and two small 'abrasions' to the top border of the 'mounted' plate on front cover. Lower corner on front cover slightly bumped, inside front hinge just starting, otherwise a near fine and totally untouched copy of this great children's classic. Housed in a fleece-lined half black morocco clamshell case."In later life, Montgomery recalled writing in her journal the seed of an idea for a book: "Elderly couple apply to orphan asylum for boy. By mistake girl is sent them." Following the publication of Anne of Green Gables, Mark Twain wrote to congratulate Montgomery on the accidental adoptee, Anne Shirley -- "the dearest and most moving child since the immortal Alice". (Chris Loker. Grolier One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, p. 204).Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written for all ages, it has been considered a children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town. Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Numerous sequels were written by Montgomery, and since her death, another sequel has been published, as well as an authorized prequel. The original book is taught to students around the world. It has been adapted as film, made-for-television movies, and animated and live-action television series. Anne Shirley was played by Megan Follows in the 1985 Canadian produced movie. Plays and musicals have also been created, with productions annually in Canada since 1964 of the first musical production, which has toured in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan.Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) began writing about Anne as a serial for a Sunday school periodical in the spring of 1904. The character became so real that she eventually decided to develop the idea into a full novel. Much as would later with readers, Anne took hold of her creator, developing into a feisty, imaginative little being who demanded to be noticed and loved. The novel was completed in 1905, but was rejected by four major American publishing houses, and it was not until 1907 that Montgomery found a publisher. The best seller that would make the remote Canadian province of Prince Edward Island known around the globe was not to be published in Montgomery's native Canada until 1942 the year Montgomery died. Montgomery's mother died when she was two, and she was sent to live with her maternal grandparents in their farmhouse. In character she seems to have much resembled her heroine Anne. She became a teacher, but gave it up to look after her widowed grandmother. By age 21 she was earning her living in the thriving periodical market of turn-of-the-century North America. International acclaim came in 1908 with the publication of her first novel, Anne of Green Gables, which instantly became and remains a best-seller. There is energy of another type that animates Montgomery's books, which retains a strong hold on adult readers. It is the energy of social critique, and it operates just below the surface of many of her novels. Anne and Emily, her two best-known and best-developed heroines, may fulfill their womanly duty by marrying the saccharine-sweet boy next door, but not before each voices loud and angry criticisms of the way in which girls, orphans, and other dis-empowered members of society are ignored and trivialized. (Silvey, pp. 465-66 & Keeline, pp. 41-43). Grolier Club. One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature (curated by Chris Loker) #58.Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124.

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        Memorable American Speeches II Democracy and Nationality

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1908. First thus. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border on the front board and gilt text on the spine with a prior owner's name (Harry Lathrop Reed) in ink on the first free end page and with the date of "1908" in pencil. The gilt text on the spine and gilt borders and decorations on the front board are only slightly faded, but remain very easy to read. Tipped-in on the first free end page is a "compliments of the season" card from R. R. Donnelley & Sons which is signed by Thomas E. Donnelley. The sixth Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1908. 237 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Daniel Webster. An extremely uncommon volume in the series and one which is certainly in collectible condition.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen, 1908 A very good second edition in a rare very good dust jacket, published the same month as the first edition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Archive of Material Relating to Juanita Miller and her Father Joaquin Miller

      0 - The following is a beautiful archive of autograph letters with envelopes (mostly) from Juanita Miller to her father from Sept 1908 through March 21, 1911. Also included are several extra items including one autograph letter from Joaquin Miller to his daughter and several letters relating to either Juanita or Joaquin. "Cincinnatus Heine Miller (September 8, 1837 - February 17, 1913), better known by his pen name Joaquin Miller, was a colorful American poet and frontiersman. He is nicknamed the "Poet of the Sierras" after the Sierra Nevada, about which he wrote in his Songs of the Sierras (1871)." (From Wikipedia.) His daughter Juanita (Juanita Joaquina Miller -daughter of Joaquin Miller and wife Abbie Leland Miller was born in New York City in 1880. Miss Miller lived at Joaquin Miller's locally famous home, "The Heights," in Oakland, California, and was an active participant in the Oakland performing arts community until the 1960s.) She studied music in New York and was a sometime composer of music which produced to accompany her father's poems / lyrics. She was famous more for her father's well respected name than anything she herself did and was a flamboyant and rather eccentric character well known in the San Francisco Bay area from the 1930's on. The archives consist of:*Five holograph letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated September 21st, 1908 - Dec 26th, 1908 in hand addressed envelopes.*Seven holograph letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated February 1, 1909 - November 5th, 1909, in hand addressed envelopes.*Ten letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated March 12, 1910 - December 14th, 1910, in hand addressed envelopes.*Five letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated March 17th, 1911 - March 21st, 1911: all of these letters are addressed to Fabiola Hospital, Oakland, CA. (in hand addressed envelopes). (The Fabiola Hospital was built in 1887 at the intersection of New Broadway and Moss Avenue (now Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd.) on 2-1/2 acres of land donated by Anthony Chabot. This new hospital was the work of the women club members of the Fabiola Association who envisioned a comfortable environment for the underprivileged. The Oakland Kaiser Permanente complex literally stands on the same site as the Fabiola Hospital. 1Fabiola Hospital, Oakland, California 1Kate Kirkham learned of the need for a local hospital in Oakland after witnessing a terrible carriage accident in 1877. The victim had to be transported 10 miles to a hospital in San Leandro. $50 was collected from 18 of her women friends and the Fabiola Association was formed. The focus of the group was to provide medical assistance for all, regardless of financial circumstances. The name Fabiola comes from Saint Fabiola, a woman in 4th century Rome who started the first hospital for sick and needy travelers.*A five page holograph letter from Juanita Miller to her father dated May 10, 1909 in a hand addressed envelope which discusses her graduation (from music school) and plans for travel and goes on to mention that she would like to be independent: "it is really wicked for me to be dependent any longer & mother will not allow me to teach, she considers it unlady-like, she is also so fearful lest I sing (?) but do something without her knowledge." *An envelope (with the address of Harris and Ewing Photographers 1311 F. Street N.W. Washington D.C. which includes a holograph request by Margaret E. Harrington for Miss Miller to perform her father's poem "Columbus" for a group of pupils (undated). The envelope also includes a typed letter hand signed by Juanita Miller to her father discussing her mother's stifling of her career and life and how she would like to live with her father in Oakland but not sure she could flout her mother's wishes. Also included is a newspaper clipping regarding Juanita Miller (undated).*A holograph four page letter from Juanita Miller to an unknown recipient which mentions her father's illness and fighti

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen u. Anmerkungen unter Zugrundelegung der Übertragung von Johann Joachim Bode hrsg. von Otto Flake u. Wilhelm Weigand. 8 Bände. München, Georg Müller, 1908-1915. Or.-Hldr. mit 2 Rückenschildern u. reicher Rückenprägung; Rücken etwas verblasst u. berieben, Kanten beschabt, Deckel tlw. mit leichten Schabspuren, bei einem Band Gelenke mit kl. Fehlstellen.

      - Gesammelte Schriften. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen u. Anmerkungen unter Zugrundelegung der Übertragung von Johann Joachim Bode hrsg. von Otto Flake u. Wilhelm Weigand. 8 Bände. München, Georg Müller, 1908-1915. Or.-Hldr. mit 2 Rückenschildern u. reicher Rückenprägung; Rücken etwas verblasst u. berieben, Kanten beschabt, Deckel tlw. mit leichten Schabspuren, bei einem Band Gelenke mit kl. Fehlstellen. Nummeriertes Exemplar der Normalausgabe; es erschien noch eine Vorzugsauflage in Ganzleder in 100 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 1600). Insgesamt trotz der o.a. Einbandmängel dekoratives Exemplar. - Band 1-6: Essays. Einführung von Wilhelm Weigand. Mit Porträt. - Band 7: Reisetagebuch. Übersetzt u. eingeleitet von Otto Flake. 2 Bl., 421 S. - Band 8: Wilhelm Weigand. Michel de Montaigne. Über J. J. C. Bode. - Namen- u. Sachregister. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) to his wife

      March 1908, New York - A three-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED as "Pearl" (Grey was born Pearl Zane Gray) to his wife "Dolly" on three sheets of illustrated New Grand Hotel stationery with envelope postmarked March 1908. Grey discusses his rotten position: "I'm afraid I can't have Outing publish my book until everybody's got good and ready to let me. And I, like an idiot signed that paper, which legally gives them the right to my photographs. Why didn't you or Murphy see that? If they don't choose to use the story & pictures I can't get the book published at all. It's most damnably sickening. I don't know what to do. For a measly little hundred dollars I have about queered my chances. Murphy says it will work out allright [sic]. I hope so, but tonight I can't see anything but black. Will be on the mountain tomorrow." Zane Grey decided to become a writer just five years before this letter when he wrote a fishing story that appeared in RECREATION MAGAZINE. Outing published Grey's third book, THE LAST OF THE PLAINSMEN, in 1908 complete with Grey's photographs. It was based on a trip Grey made out West with Col. "Buffalo" Jones in 1907. This trip was the turning point in Grey's life, but his book about Jones and his experiences in the Grand Canyon was not successful. It would be a few more years before Grey became a success with RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. An outstanding early letter revealing the torment of a struggling writer. Folds from mailing, still about Fine, with envelope [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. Leather_bound. Fine. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. Leather_bound. One volume. Small octavo. My African Journey by Winston Churchill. Sixty-one photographic illustrations and three maps. Bound in three quarter blue morocco, gilt decoration to spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. First Edition. Churchill's collection of essays on travel and big game hunting in Africa - much of the book had been serialized in the Strand Magazine.

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        Weimar: ein Sommertagstraum. Tiefurt: aus den Memoiren eines Sonnenstrahls. Belvedere: In einer Vollmondnacht (First Edition, inscribed by Thea von Harbou and Horst von Harbou)

      Weimer: Verlag der Hofbuchhandlung Alexander Buschke Nachf, 1908. First Edition. First Edition. A very early work by writer, actress and film maker Thea von Harbou, best known for writing and co-directing "Metropolis" (1927) in collaboration with her then-husband Fritz Lang. The only recorded presentation copy, INSCRIBED by both Thea and her brother Horst (who would go on to be the still photographer for several of Lang's early films): "Frau Eibl, der freundlichen Haarkünstlerin und Gehilfin bei diesem Werke, zur Erinnerung! ["Frau Eibl, the friendly hair-stylist and helper in this work, to your memory!"] / Thea von Harbou. Horst von Harbou. Weimar, 1.1.1909". A poetic romance, illustrated throughout with photographs, depicting the languid posturing of the young von Harbous and their friends. Prominently included among the friends is Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Thea's first husband, who would go on to play Rotwang the Inventor in "Metropolis" and the evil Dr. Mabuse in "Dr. Mabuse the Gambler" and "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse." The players are dressed in 19th century costumes, as they lounge by statues and fountains, pose in ruins and veranda, punt among swans and take tea in rose gardens, all against the picturesque backdrops of Weimar Park, Tiefurt House, and the Schloss Belvedere. The von Harbou siblings' playful luxuriating in Weimar's pleasure gardens is very much in keeping with their Prussian aristocratic upbringing, but runs markedly and interestingly against the political seriousness of Thea's later work, almost entirely a rebellion against the privilege of her youth. Landscape octavo. Original blue cloth- backed boards, green paper sides with elaborate floral gilt patterning and gothic titles to front board, a gilt cartouche to rear board, patterned endpapers. Florally decorated borders throughout, 57 photographic illustrations by Horst von Harbou in the text. Very Good or better. Boards very slightly bowed, hinges starting, board gilt slightly dulled. Still a lovely copy overall.

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        Midsummer-Night’s Dream, A

      1908. An Almost Perfect Setting for Rackham's Impish Imagination"[RACKHAM, Arthur. illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1908. First trade edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches; 248 x 183 mm). [6], 134 pp. Forty tipped-in color plates with descriptive tissue-guards, thirty black and white drawings. Publisher's tan cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. Slight crease to front free end-paper, slight damage (1 1/4 x 1/4 inch) to inner top margin of pp. 105/105. Still an excellent copy.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).Riall, p. 87. Latimore and Haskell, p. 32.

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        AUTOGRAPH GUEST BOOK SIGNED THREE TIMES BY FROST WITH FOUR LINES FROM HIS POEMS

      - Autograph Guest Book (8" x 4-3/4") maintained 1908-1947 by Sara J. Oliphant and dated by her Christmas 1908 on the front endpaper. The book has been SIGNED three times by the poet in 1915, 1916, and 1925, with four lines from his poems: Mourning: "The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows"; A Servant to Servants: "The way out is through"; Ghost House: "The footpath down to the well is healed"; and Into My Own: "Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand." Two entries are dated in Littleton, New Hampshire and the other in Amherst, Massachusetts. All are dated and SIGNED by Frost. There are many other entries by family and acquaintances of Ms. Oliphant. Frost was a long-time friend of Charles Oliphant, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Methuen, Massachusetts, and his family. In 1897, Rev. Oliphant, then head of the Methuen School Committee, wrote a letter of recommendation for Frost when he was a grammar school teacher there (Crane F7). Some corrosion to several pages not affecting Frost's entries; covers detached and very worn. Covers poor, contents Very Good [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Albums]: Camp National National Electric Lamp Association Camp held at Association Island, Henderson, New York

      [Association Island, Henderson Harbor, New York: National Electric Lamp Association. 1908-1910]. Three volumes, each an oblong folio (each approximately 13.5" x 11"). [48; 24; 16]pp. Thick card stock covers in tan, blue, and red with decorative elements. Containing 401 original tipped-in silver gelatin photographs ranging in size from 1" rounds to 6.25" x 9", all mounted into the albums, mostly with printed text captions. Additionally present are 101 tipped-in color images, playbills, programs, small booklets (ranging in size from 16mo. to octavo) and with a TLS laid into the first volume addressed to William Lockwood Coale (1870-1929), general manager and sales director for the Sterling Electric Manufacturing Company, and one of the founding members of the National Electric Lamp Association Camp, who continued to work in the incandescent lamp industry until his accidental death from a baseball injury in 1929. Some modest edgewear, creasing, and bumping at the corners of the albums, a minor closed tear at the spine of one volume, but still attractive and near fine. Three wonderful souvenir photo albums for management retreats hosted by the N.E.L.A., filled with over 500 items. Apparently created for the attendees (one has a title page; the other two do not), lavishly produced souvenir albums filled with original photographs, playbills, broadsides, and the texts of talks by participants for the National Electric Lamp Association at their Camp National on Association Island in Henderson Harbor, New York, which was purchased in 1905 from private owners and renamed. This lavishly appointed island contained a town hall, dining hall with a full staff of waitresses and housekeepers, a hospital tent, swimming pool, areas for tents, recreational trap shooting, baseball diamonds, a theatre, and a marina for sport boating. The albums vividly portray how these mid-summer retreats were filled with conferences, but also devoted to the executives reliving the joys of the summer camp retreats of well-to-do childhoods during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. They created pennants, went sport fishing, played in tennis tournaments, croquet matches, poker games, baseball tournaments (won by The Boiler Makers in 1908), parades, costume parties, minstrel shows, plays, parties, and more. These Camp National events ended when General Electric acquired N.E.L.A. in 1911 and began using Association Island as a corporate retreat and training center for G.E. executives, customers, and employees through the end of the 1950s. The Elfun Society, G.E.'s famed think-tank was founded in 1928 on the island and named in honor of the historic elm tree (depicted on the cover of the first volume). G.E.'s use of Association Island even served as the basis for Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, Player Piano in 1952, a satire of the antics of engineers and managers of a large unnamed corporation on their annual retreat. The N.E.L.A. was founded at the end of the 19th Century during a great deal of turmoil in the incandescent lamp industry, and a number of small lamp manufacturers needed to pool their resources in order to compete with G.E. Ironically Franklin Terry, Burton and Henry Tremaine, and John and Robert Crouse founded the Association in 1901 with 75% of the needed capital coming from G.E. who was to remain a silent partner. A number of the small companies such as Sterling Electric, The Economy Electric Co., and many others were able to use the labs set up by N.E.L.A. and within a few years had gained nearly 50% of the total lamp production in the United States. However, in 1911 the U.S. Government brought an anti-trust suit against the N.E.L.A., and G.E. exercised their option to buy the remaining 25% and they officially all became part of General Electric, forming the National Quality Lamp Division. (See Association Island's History (2015); Nela Park: A Brief Early History).In any event an elaborate, exhaustive, and greatly amusing group of three souvenir photo albums that provide an excellent insight into men's fraternal carryings on at Summer camp. Despite the fact these may have been produced in some numbers, we could find no copy of any of the three in OCLC. .

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        Midsummer-Night’s Dream, A

      1908. first edition. An Almost Perfect Setting for Rackham's Impish Imagination"In the Original Printed Dust Jacket[RACKHAM, Arthur. illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1908. First trade edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches; 248 x 183 mm). [6], 134 pp. Forty tipped-in color plates with descriptive tissue-guards, thirty black and white drawings. Publisher's tan cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. Slight discoloration on paste-downs, bookplate on front paste-down, Neat ink name on front free end-paper. A very good copy in the scarce original tan printed dust jacket (split at folds and slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, otherwise complete). 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).Riall, p. 87. Latimore and Haskell, p. 32.

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon [ Meyer Konversationslexikon ]. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Vorliegend absolut komplett in 27 Bänden: Grundlexikon A-Z in 20 Bänden, Ergänzungs- & Nachtragsband 1910 (Band 21), drei Jahressupplementbände 1909 - 1910 (Band 22), 1910 - 1911 (Band 23) & 1911 - 1912 (Band 24) sowie den drei Kriegsnachtragsbänden I - III im Zeitraum 1916 - 1920.

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig und Wien. Sechste (6.), gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. -1920. 1908 - Gr.8° ( 25 x 17 cm) OriginalHalblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie jugendstiliger Bordüre auf dem Buchrücken oben und unten (Bände 1 - 22 ). Die Einbände farblich different und teils etwas berieben, die Bände 23 und 24 von der Rückengestaltung etwas abweichend. 22 der 27 Bände in gutem Zustand, Die Bände 1, 7 und 19 mit bis zu 2,5 cm langen Einrissen an den oberen Kapitalen (teils mit durchsichtigem Klebeband geklebt). Band 24: Vorderes Außengelenk geplatzt, Buchdeckel fleckig. Kriegsnachtrag II mit gelöstem Vorderdeckel bis S. 18 und hier mit ca. 1/5 Textverlust. (Arbeitsexemplar). Kriegsnachtrag III: Hinteres Außengelenk ca. 4 cm eingerissen. Die Bände 23 - 27 mit handschriftlichem Namenszug in alter Tinte und kleinem Vorbesitzernamensstempel im vorderen Vorsatz. Innen soweit ersichtlich ordentlich erhalten, vollständig und sauber. Bis auf die unten beschriebenen Mängel gutes, dekoratives Exemplar. Mit mehr als 16800 Abbildungen im Text und auf 1522 Bildtafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 160 Textbeilagen. Porto für Deutschland 20€, fürs Ausland bitte erfragen! LokUeb

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