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        La Sirène'. Scene II = Fragments". Autograph musical manuscript signed.

      N. p. o. d. - Large 4to. 7 pp. with underlined text on 4 pp. of four lined manuscript pages. Accompanied by an autograph calling card (1 p., with envelope). Several intricate bars from her cantata "La Sirène" (The Siren), which had won second price at the Grand Prix de Rome in 1908. - Partial separation to spine, a central horizontal fold, and scattered toning, otherwise in fine condition.

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        Keys to the Drood Mystery.

      8vo., original red cloth, upper board panelled in gilt, lettered in gilt on spine with facsimile calligraphic note in gilt on upper board "Author's Edition de luxe Edwin Charles", all edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece of Charles Dickens with 7 plates by Ernest Coffin. Spine a little darkened, some spotting, repaired tear to p.81, otherwise a very good copy. Author's Edition de Luxe, signed by the author on title-page. One of presumably a very small number of copies, without publisher's imprint or date, specially bound for the author for presentation. An interesting examination of Dickens's unfinished final novel which was published shortly after J. Comyn's new play The Mystery of Edwin Drood opened with Beerbohm Tree at His Majesty's Theatre.

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        The Wide World Magazine - Volume 21: May Through October 1908

      George Newnes, 1908. Features: More Queer Fixes - A Meeting with a Meteor, In the Dark with a Mamba; A Night Attack; The Shot - Pickers; The Underground Pirates; Housekeeping Troubles in Annam; "In the Name of the Czar!" - I - A Subterranean Duel; Across Africa By Boat - I; Cupid and the Wire; Fallen Among Thieves; Remarkable "Follies"; Through the Black Canyon; Across Australia on a Bicycle; The Crop that Failed; Eight Days on an African Farm; Across Africa by Boat - II; More Queer Fixes - A Ride With Death - Sixteen Days Entombed - Lost in a Swamp; On the Roof of the Western World; Black Magic - A Weird Experience - Tambooze the Zulu; Life in the Sulphur Mines of Sicily; A Fight for Life Under Water; Through New Ontario on a "Jigger"; The Present that Went Astray; The Menace of the "Black Hand"; The Wreck of the "Dundonald"; The Experiences of a "Jackaroo"; The Story of Jasper Brown; Sporting Stories - A Brush with Elephants - The Senator's Tiger - A Ride on a Rhino; Buried Treasures in England; Six Months on a Drifting Ice - Floe; Through New Ontario on a "Jigger" - II; A Deal in Diamonds; Elk - Hunting in Sweden; How I Found My Wife; Across Africa by Boat - III; More Queer Fixes - an up and down affair - a battle with a shark; The Romance of Hermann Ochs; The "Night Riders" of Kentucky; "Captain Starlight"; More Queer Fixes - Imprisoned Under a Ship's Keel - A Motor - Boat in a Cyclone - An Uninvited Guest; A War Against a River; A Railway Stowaway; The Kauri Timber Industry; "Who Am I?"; My Ascent of Aconcagua; Running the Gauntlet; Eight Years in Babylonia - I; The Secret of the Castle; Ruined!; An Island in the Making; A Duel of Brains; Across Africa by Boat - IV; An Encounter with a Waterspout; The Ship that Disappeared; A Mountain of Gold; The "Vultures of Paris"; Eight Years in Babylonia - II; Our Adventures at "Simplicity Hall" - I; Caribou - Hunting in Newfoundland; More Queer Fixes - An Actor's Adventure - A Shifted Cargo; Through France in a Yacht; The Keeper of the Light; Flooded Out; The Bridge - Builders; Five Days in a Blizzard; A Holiday in Crete; A Short Cut; A Lion - Hunt in a Sewer; The Carriers of the Thames; How I Visited the Gouliot Caves; A Day with the South Sea Prince; More Queer Fixes - A Race Against a Leak - Two Hours in a Crevasse - The Millionaire's Messenger; The Perchten Dancers of Salzburg; The Wassmann Diamond; On the Frontier at Gibraltar;; A Romance of Two Islands - I; A Railway Smash to Order; The Ghost of the San Jose Mine; Up the Athabasca with the Fur - Traders; Our Adventures at "Simplicity Hall" - II. Average wear. Modest lean to spine. A sound copy.

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        A Trip to Pilawin, The Deer-Park of Count Joseph Potocki in Volhynia, Russia

      London: Rowland Ward, Limited, 1908 115 pages. Blue cloth with gilt stamped lettering and photograph in-lay. Top edge is gilded. Covers show just a hint of rubbing, and remain bright and clean. Book plate of J. H. Bullard on front paste down, and his inked name with the date of 1922 is seen on the first blank page following free end page. Small book seller's decal at bottom of front free end page, and light rubbing/scuffs can be seen on the same page. Volume remains tight and is otherwise bright and clean. A lovely copy of this scarce title.. First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray

      Paris: Charles Carrington, 1908 [but 1910]. First illustrated edition. Large 8vo. 312 pp. Publisher's half Japanese vellum over plain pale grey boards, gilt lettered to the spine, discreet old bookseller's ticket to the front pastedown, publisher's printed note tipped in at the half title apologising for the two year delay in the publication of the work due to the illustrator having fallen ill. Frontispiece and 6 plates, all with captioned tissue guards. Near repairs to the spine and joints, spine darkened and the binding will some general patina, else a decent copy. Mason, 335.

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        The Description and Natural History of the Coasts of North America (Acadia)

      Champlain Society, Toronto 1908 - xvi, 625 pages. Hand-numbered copy 161 of only 520 copies printed. Professionally rebound in maroon leather by Peter Gregoroff, with his ticket to front pastedown. New endpapers, else complete original with all maps and illustration plates. Top edge gilded, others untrimmed. Light foxing to half-title; small brown dot in gutter from page 609 to end. Binding is sound; no inscriptions. Overseas shipping will be more expensive than our default amount quoted in listings: please inquire. Size: 4to. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ottoman manuscript maritime/naval map (the coastal map from Basra to Qatar)

      1908 Map. Very Good. No Binding. Detailed Ottoman manuscript coastal map on silk paper, 85 x 29.5 cm contains: Basra, Muhammara, Kuwait islands (with the location of an assumed rail road beginning from Umm Qasr), Kuwait, and its harbours, Eastern Nejd and its islands with some details of Beni Khalid tribe and the distances between the locations, Bahrain, and Qatar. The coasts section contains the gulf depth and distance measurements. Very rare Ottoman manuscript map of Kuwait, eastern Nejd, Bahrain and Qatar by an Ottoman surveyor in 1908. .

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        The Jungle Book. With illustrations in colour by Maurice and Edward Detmold.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1908.. First Detmold colour illustrated Edition. Octavo (22 x 4.5 cm); pp.xii, 314, [2] advertisements. With 16 full-page colour plates. Elegantly hand-bound in half red morocco over origina gilt-pictorial cloth sides, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt. One or two occasional light marks otherwise clean within; externally unmarked. A fine copy of this important edition. Charles Maurice Detmold and Edward Julius Detmold were English graphic artists, twins, born on 21 November 1883. Due to the illness of their father, they grew up in the care of their uncle, Dr E B Shuldham, who had acquired a notable collection of Japanese woodprints of plants and animals. This encouraged the twins to commence drawing animals and plants at a very early age, and resulted in a debut at the age of 13 at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters, with nature studies in the Japanese style. The Detmolds subsequently learned techniques of watercolour etching and of colour printing with copper plates.

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        Heinrich Kley: Zeppelins Schatten (Originalzeichnung)

      1908 - Tusche, Gouache, Bleistift und Deckweiß. 36 x 32 cm. Rechts unten signiert. Veröffentlicht: Simplicissimus. Jahrgang 13 (1908), Heft33, Seite 546. Ausstellung: Heinrich Kley 1863-1945. Meister der Zeichenfeder im Kontext seiner Zeit. Museum Villa Stuck München und Wilhelm-Busch-Museum Hannover 2011, Seite 123. Biografie Heinrich Kley: (1863 Karlsruhe - 1945 München). Nach Beendigung des Studiums an der Karlsruher Kunstschule 1885 ist Heinrich Kley darum bemüht, sich im Kunstleben seiner badischen Heimatstadt zu etablieren. Zwar erhält er immer wieder Aufträge von ortsansässigen Privatpersonen, Behörden sowie Unternehmen, engagiert sich in der lokalen Künstlerschaft und nimmt an Ausstellungen teil, doch bleiben größere Erfolge letztlich aus. Diese stellen sich erst nach 1900 ein, als das Unternehmen Krupp in Essen auf Kleys Fähigkeiten als Schilderer topographischer Sujets aufmerksam wird. Durch die Verbindung von zeichnerischer Präzision und koloristischem Feingefühl gelingt es ihm, die spezifischen atmosphärischen Stimmungen in der Welt der Gußstahlfabriken, Hüttenwerke und Schiffswerften einzufangen. Seine um impressionistische Elemente bereicherte realistische Kunstauffassung überzeugt bald auch andere große Unternehmen, so dass Kley innerhalb weniger Jahre den Ruf eines erstrangigen und vielbeschäftigten Industriemalers genießt. Der breiten Öffentlichkeit wird Kley durch die Mitarbeit an den Zeitschriften Simplicissimus und Jugend bekannt, die ihn 1909 zum Umzug nach München bewegen. Bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg veröffentlichen sie hunderte seiner humoristischen, satirischen und grotesken Federzeichnungen. Themen der Gesellschaftspolitik, des technischen Fortschritts sowie des Verhältnisses zwischen Mann und Frau erfasst er mit phantasiereichen Bildideen, psychologischem Einfühlungsvermögen und unverwechselbarer Virtuosität. Mit gleicher Könnerschaft charakterisiert er menschliche Verhaltensweisen durch Mensch-Tier-Vergleiche pointiert und unterhaltsam. Obwohl es nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg ruhig um den von Schicksalsschlägen getroffenen Künstler wird, erfahren seine Federzeichnungen eine erstaunliche Rezeption in den USA. In den späten 1930er Jahren wird Walt Disney auf sie aufmerksam und nutzt sie fortan als wichtige Inspirationsquelle für seine Zeichentrickfilme. So lebt Kleys Kunst in den Figuren von „Dumbo“, „Fantasia“ und „Dschungelbuch“ weiter und begeistert weltweit ein Millionenpublikum. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        August Strindbergs Werke. Deutsche Gesamtausgabe. Unter Mitwirkung von Emil Schering als Übersetzer vom Dichter selbst veranstaltet. 46 Bde.

      München, Georg Müller Verlag, 1908-1930. 8°, Mischausgabe: überwiegend Leinen, gebundene Ausgabe 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. Der \"Antibarbarus\" fehlt in dieser Ausgabe. Allerdings ist er auch bei Georg Müller nie erschienen. Somit handelt es sich tatsächlich um die sehr selten komplett angebotene Gesamtausgabe. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Ernst Heilemann: Milliardäre (Originalzeichnung)

      1908 - Aquarell, Tusche und Deckweiß auf Karton. 42 x 30 cm. Rechts unten signiert. Veröffentlicht: Simplicissimus. Jahrgang 13 (1908), Heft 15, Seite 268. Text: „Sie kommen nächstes Jahr nicht wieder nach Europa, Miß Astor?“ – „Nein. Papa verträgt so schlecht den Armeleutegeruch der europäischen Finanzwelt.“ Biografie:Ernst Heilemann (1870 Berlin - 1936 Kitchener (Kanada)). Nach kurzem Studium der Malerei an der Berliner Hochschule der Bildenden Künste verlässt Ernst Heilemann seine Geburtsstadt, um sich auf Reisen nach Italien, Frankreich, Großbritannien und den USA autodidaktisch weiterzubilden. Zurück in Berlin macht sich der junge Künstler bald mit Darstellungen aus dem mondänen Leben der aufstrebenden Reichshauptstadt sowie als Gesellschaftsporträtist einen Namen. Diesen festigt er ab 1893 durch die regelmäßige Teilnahme an den Großen Berliner Kunstausstellungen sowie durch Einzelausstellungen in der renommierten Berliner Galerie Eduard Schulte (1902 und 1912) und im Berliner Künstlerhaus (1918). In der Weimarer Republik konzentriert sich Heilemann zunehmend auf die Porträtmalerei, wobei seine Gemälde stark vom Stil der Neuen Sachlichkeit beeinflusst sind. Von 1898 bis 1912 ist Heilemann mit knapp 200 Beiträgen in der Münchner Satirezeitschrift Simplicissimus vertreten. Fast immer handelt es sich um Szenen aus dem großbürgerlich-aristokratischen Milieu, dessen scheinbar sorgloses Dasein und zahlreiche Vergnügungen er mit schwungvollem Strich im Bild festhält. Sowohl hinsichtlich der Motive als auch des Zeichenstils zeigt Heilemann eine große Nähe zu den Werken des Simplicissimus-Mitarbeiters Eduard Thöny, mit dem er befreundet ist. Im Gegensatz zu Thöny fehlt bei Heilemann jedoch das karikierende Element, vielmehr sind seine Beiträge von einem eleganten Illustrationsstil geprägt. Dies wiederum verbindet ihn mit Ferdinand von Reznicek. Er ist am Simplicissimus hauptsächlich für eben jenes Genre zuständig, das Heilemann kaum weniger brillant beherrscht und welches er nach dessen plötzlichem Tod 1909 übernimmt. Dass sich Heilemanns Werke bei den Lesern des Simplicissimus bereits zuvor großer Beliebtheit erfreut haben, belegt das 30 seiner Zeichnungen enthaltende Album "Die Berliner Pflanze", welches 1908 in dem der Zeitschrift angegliederten Albert-Langen-Verlag erschienen ist. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        ON SAFARI Big-game Hunting in British East Africa with Studies in Bird Life

      London: Edward Arnold, 1908. An exceptionally bright copy. "With 170 illustrations by the Author and E. Caldwell, Sketch -maps and photographs"; pp. xvi, 340, [4 - adverts for books by the same author + 16 - publisher's catalogue] Original end-papers. Publisher's grey-black cloth binding with gilt lettering; gilt and grey vignette of an elephant's head to the front board; very good with light wear and a little rubbing only, no apparent fading to the spine, gilt remains bright. Contents clean and tight, no obvious foxing, a few pages unopened and just a couple slightly ragged at the fore-edge where hurriedly opened, front end paper very slight marked./ A very good plus copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo (15 x 23cm).

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        Baldur. Drama., Buchschmuck vom Verfasser.

      Stuttgart, Greiner & Pfeiffer., 1908 - Mit einigen Abbildungen, 103 Seiten und 12 Seiten mit Noten. Sehr seltener Band des bekannten Dichters, Schriftstellers und Malers Ludwig Fahrenkrog. Er gründete 1913 die Germanische Glaubens-Gemeinschaft, deren Hochwart er bis 1952 war. Einband gering berieben und bestossen, Namensstempel auf Innendeckel, Schnitt gering stockfleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 14,8 x 19,8 cm, illustrierter Pappband. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Brut the Chronicles of England part II

      Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1908. Acceptable. 1908. 607 pages. This is an ex-Library book. Brown, half leather bound with gilt lettering. Re-bound with moderate foxing, tanning and handling marks. Library inserts and stamps at front pages with pencil marking and intermittent dog-eared corners. Evidence of bookworm along rear hinge with stamps throughout. Tearing to title page with loss along bottom edge and attempted tape repair. Tanning along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces.

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        British Hunts and Huntsmen Compiled in Conjunction with The Sporting Life

      London, The Biographical Press 1908-11 - In Four Volumes Ñ the complete set: London: The Biographical Press, 1908,1909, 1910, 1911 Ñ all First Editions. Folio Ñ 38cm. The South-West of England - [xviii], 591pp. The South - East, East, and Eastern Midlands of England - [xvi], 606pp England ( North), Scotland, and Ireland - [xvi], 625pp. The North-East, and Western Midlands of England; and Wales - [xvi], 664pp. Publisher's half scarlet-red leather ruled in bright gilt, salmon pebbled cloth coved boards and coordinated marbled end leaves; 5 raised bands to the spine. With bright gilt titles and ruling. All page edges in bright gilt. Wear to extremities only, mild intermittent foxing, no prior ownership or institutional makings. Containing literally hundreds of illustrations and 228 superb half-toned sepia photographic images. Each volume contains a short history of each fox and stag hunt in the British Isles, together with biographical records of masters past and present, and some members of each hunt, also an introductory chapter on mediaeval hunting and articles concerning the tag, the fox, the hound, and the horse, and all subjects allied thereto. At least a Very Good + complete set of a lovely set of publications sound, square and tight condition, spines not faded as is typical with this set. This impressive four volume is substantial not only in content, but also in weight with the total unpacked set being over 56 pounds unpackaged. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Sixth New York Cavalry (Second Ira Harris Guard) Second Brigade - First Division - Cavalry Corps Army of the Potomac 1861 - 1865 (with) A Cabinet Card Photograph of the Regiment's Major General, Thomas C. Devin

      The Blanchard Press, Worcester, Mass. 1908 - 575 pages; black and white illustrations; including portrait of Brevet Major-General Thomas C. Devin, General Charles L. Fitzhugh, Lieutenant-Colonel Duncan McVicar; map of Alsop's Field, map of Gettysburg, illustrations of groups of portraits; maps of Five Forks, more; with a useful ready-reference page at front, acting as a short index; bound in the original goldenrod-yellow cloth, with the regimental arms illustrated on front board; some tips, edge-wear, soiling, to binding; contents clean and in very good condition; (with) a cabinet card half-length portrait photograph by Howard of Greenport, Long Island N.Y. of Thomas Casimir Devin (1822 - 1878) Union Army cavalry officer in command of the 6th NY for many of its engagements during the Civil War including Antietam and especially at the battle of Gettysburg: ". It was under Buford that Devin's star shone brightest. Devin had already acquired a well-earned reputation as a disciplinarian and field tactician as colonel of the Sixth New York, which was commended by observers as "the best-drilled Regiment in the service." As one of Buford's two brigade commanders, Devin now became known as "Buford's Hard Hitter" and Buford's "Old War Horse." He took his brigade into action under Buford in major cavalry engagements at Brandy Station (9 June 1863) and Upperville (21 June 1863). It was at Gettysburg (1-3 July 1863) that Devin performed his best-known service for Buford. On the first day, as Buford's cavalry division attempted to delay the advance of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg so that the infantry of the Army of the Potomac would have the time to deploy and defend the town, Devin dismounted his Second Brigade and spread them out on the north side of Cashtown Road (on the northwest side of Gettysburg). Together with the dismounted troopers of the First Brigade, this thin screen of dismounted cavalry slowed the advance of superior numbers of Confederate infantry just long enough to permit the Army of the Potomac to occupy the high ground south and west of Gettysburg and thus ensure a Union victory over the next two days of the battle." (Allen C. Guelzo in the ANB); approx. 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" size overall with the mount; studio imprint on back; photograph titled in the image; faded, mount a bit soiled; in good condition and a good accompaniment to the regimental history. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Freymüthige Briefe über das Deportationswesen und seine eigne Deportation nach Basel. Nebst mancherley Beylagen, Urkunden und Anmerkungen. Zugeeignet allervörderst dem helvetischen Vollziehungsausschuß, sodann allen Freünden [sic] und Feinden der Freyheit und Menschenrechte.

      Winterthur: in der Steinerschen Buchhandlung. Erste Ausgabe.. Sehr guter Zustand. Vereinzelt stockfleckig. Unbeschnitten (aber aufgeschnitten). Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk aus dem Jahre 1908: "R. Linder, cand. theol.".. Erste Ausgabe. 2 Bände (vollständig). Winterthur, in der Steinerschen Buchhandlung, 1800. Octavo. Kollation: Band 1 - Frontispiz, XVI, 2 Bl., 335 Seiten plus Errata. / Band 2 - XVI, 1 Bl., 407 Seiten plus Errata. Hardcover / Originale, ganz schlichte und interessante Verlags- Interimsbindungen. Sehr guter Zustand. Vereinzelt stockfleckig. Unbeschnitten (aber aufgeschnitten). Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk aus dem Jahre 1908: "R. Linder, cand. theol.". Lavater wurde am 15. November 1741 in Zürich als Sohn eines Arztes und als 12. Kind geboren und wuchs in der spezifisch zürcherischen Tradition der Aufklärung geprägt von republikanischer Gesinnung auf. Er durchlief die übliche Theologenausbildung seiner Zeit. Am Gymnasium Carolinum wurde er insbesondere durch seine Lehrer Johann Jakob Bodmer und Johann Jakob Breitinger geprägt und zu ersten dichterischen Versuchen angeregt. Aufsehen erregte Lavater 1762, im Jahr seiner Ordination, als er mit seinen Freunden Johann Heinrich Füssli und Felix Hess in einer anonymen Flugschrift dem Landvogt Grebel Amtsmissbrauch vorwarf. Dies führte zwar zu dessen Absetzung und Bestrafung, zwang die Verfasser aber zum zeitweisen Verlassen Zürichs. Während seiner Deutschlandreise lernte Lavater die Dichter Gellert, Gleim, Ramler und Klopstock kennen. Nach der Rückkehr gab Lavater die moralische Wochenschrift Der Erinnerer (1765-1767) und die Schweizerlieder (1768) heraus. Der eigentliche schriftstellerische Durchbruch gelang ihm mit seinen vierbändigen Aussichten in die Ewigkeit, in Briefen an Herrn Johann Georg Zimmermann, königlicher Großbrittanischer Leibarzt in Hannover (1768-1778). Hier entwickelte Lavater ein verinnerlichtes Frömmigkeitskonzept. 1769 wurde Lavater Diakon und 1775 Pfarrer an der Waisenhauskirche, 1778 Diakon und 1787 Pfarrer an der St. Peter-Kirche in Zürich. Das Geheime Tagebuch (1771) und die Unveränderten Fragmente aus dem Tagebuch eines Beobachters seiner Selbst (1773) sind ein bedeutendes Zeugnis psychologischer Selbstbeobachtung, der sogenannten Erfahrungsseelenkunde. Seine Predigten, die christliche Grundprobleme mit den damals aktuellen Zeitfragen in Verbindung brachten, fanden auf der einen Seite eine begeisterte Anhängerschaft, aber auch schroffe Ablehnung. Anfänglich eher rationalistisch orientiert, gelangte Lavater zu einer christologisch-biblischen Ausrichtung. Unter dem Einfluss von Charles Bonnets Palingénésie, die er 1769/70 ins Deutsche übersetzte, vertritt er die Ansicht, dass die sinnlich-leibliche Erkenntnis zum göttlichen Wesen führt, wie es sich im Individuum darstellt. Internationales Ansehen verschaffte sich Lavater mit seinem Hauptwerk Physiognomische Fragmente, zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe (1775-1778 in 4 Bänden), an dem unter anderem auch Goethe mitarbeitete. Der Verfasser vertrat darin die Ãœberzeugung, dass die hauptsächlich durch die Silhouette zu gewinnende Kenntnis der unbewegten Gesichtszüge des Menschen Aufschluss über den jeweiligen Charakter gibt. Die Physiognomik bildete demnach den einzigen Zugang zur Beurteilung des Wesens jedes Menschen, seines "dreifachen Lebens", das sich aus "Kraft" (Physiologie), "Verstand" (Intellekt) und "Herz" (Moral) zusammensetze. Satirische Verunglimpfungen, Polemik und Spott über Lavaters Lehre wie über seinen stark polarisierend wirkenden Enthusiasmus blieben nicht aus (u. a. von Georg Christoph Lichtenberg und Moses Mendelssohn). Umstritten blieb ausserdem Lavaters Einsatz zugunsten der "Wasserschauerin" Elisabeth Tüscher aus Biel, des Spiritisten Emanuel von Swedenborg, des Exorzisten und Priesters Johann Jakob Gassner, des "tierischen Magnetismus" des Franz Anton Mesmer, des Phrenologen Franz Joseph Gall oder des Abenteurers Alessandro Cagliostro. In den von ihnen erzeugten Phänomenen glaubte Lavater das Walten göttlicher Kräfte zu erkennen. Dies entfremdete ihn von den meisten Naturwissenschaftlern, aber auch von Goethe und Herder, machte ihn aber gleichzeitig bei einem grossen Publikum populär: Seine Reise nach Bremen 1786 wurde zum Triumphzug. Lavater lehnte die Ideen der Französischen Revolution als glaubensfeindlich ab. In den Spannungen zwischen dem Land und der herrschenden Stadt Zürich suchte der Angehörige einer "regimentsfähigen" Patrizierfamilie 1794/95 zu vermitteln. 1798 wandte er sich mit einem Flugblatt Ein Wort eines freyen Schweizers an die grosse Nation gegen die französische Besatzungsmacht, worauf er 1799 für einige Monate nach Basel deportiert wurde (Freymüthige Briefe über das Deportationswesen und meine eigene Deportation nach Basel, 1800-1801). Von einem Geschoss eines Besatzungssoldaten getroffen, starb Lavater 1801 nach längerer Leidenszeit. Sein hinterlassenes Werk umfasst über hundert Titel und zahllose, meist unpublizierte Briefe. (Quelle: "Merke ch")

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      Hodder & Stoughton 1908 - 1st 1908. Very good condition with no wrapper. Signed limited edition of 350 copies. Printed on handmade paper and bound in white vellum, gilt. 40 superb tipped-in colour plates on dark green mounts with captioned tissue-guards. 143 pages. Large, heavy format. SIGNED by the artist, this is copy no. 53. A few small, light marks to covers. Silk ties are missing. Foxing to textblock and to some page margins. Inscription in ink to front fly-leaf. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Manuscrits autographes inédits] Grammaire Irlemande (langue imaginaire)

      1908. Manuscrit. Bon. En Feuilles. 56 pp. in-8 et 2 pp. in-4 sous deux cahiers et en feuilles, sans date [ca 1908 ?]. Grammaire très complète d'un langue imaginaire : alphabet, modifications consonantiques, le nom et ses déclinaisons (plutôt complexes), l'adjectif, le verbe, pronom personnel et possessif, "particules logistiques et syllogistiques", subordonnées... On trouve même des exercices, la toponymie des villes françaises et un vocabulaire anatomique ! Superbe illustration du pouvoir conceptuel et de la précocité de l'esprit (facétieux) de Pichon, qui allait plus tard donner, avec son oncle Jacques Damourette, la grammaire de la (vraie) langue française la plus complète et la plus complexe à ce jour. Personnage d'une grande richesse, d'une infinie curiosité et très complexe, Edouard Pichon est un contemporain et - par son intérêt pour le langage - un précurseur de Lacan, qui lui reprendra - entre autres - le concept de forclusion. Il est l'un des membres fondateurs du groupe de L'Evolution psychiatrique et de la Société Psychanalytique de Paris (dont il fut président de 1935 à 1937). Avec son oncle Jacques Damourette, il est l'auteur d'un monumental Essai de Grammaire française dont la publication s'étala sur près de 30 ans. Il fut également fervent maurrassien tout en étant dreyfusard, et le gendre de Pierre Janet sans être janetien. (Voir à son sujet, E. Roudinesco, Histoire de la psychanalyse en France, t. 1, pp. 297-320). Nota : ce document ne pourra être exporté en dehors de l'Union Européenne sans autorisation préalable du ministère de la Culture, formalité pouvant prendre plusieurs jours..

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        THE WRITINGS OF GEORGE ELIOT: Together With The Life by J.W. Cross (25 VOLUME SET, COMPLETE).

      Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York 1908 - Limited Edition, limited to 750 numbered copies. 25 volume set, complete. A Near Fine set. 8vo. Illustrated with photogravure frontispieces (some color) and b&w photogravure plates, with tissue guards. Bound in half morocco, with marbled paper over boards. Six compartment spine, each ruled in gilt, with title and series title in gilt. Boards double ruled in gilt. Red silk book mark. t.e.g. An occasional small blemish to the leather; ie. small nick, a tip a bit rubbed, but a Near Fine set. *** A beautifully bound, twenty-five volume set of George Eliot's writings, including one of the most famous works of literature of all time, Middlemarch, along with novels The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner, and her poetry, essays, journals, and letters. George Eliot, whose real name was Mary Ann Evans, was a prominent and insightful writer in the Victorian Era. Eliot, who realized that in order to receive the respect she deserved for her writings, submitted her works for publication under a male pen name. Her novels, known for their realism, are regarded as some of the most important works to emerge from the time. This is number 191 in a 750 limited edition printing. *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Gardes d'honneur du Premier Empire. Préf. d'Ed. Detaille.

      Crépin-Leblond, Nancy 1908 - Grand in-8 de XV-501 pp., 8 planches en couleurs, maroquin vert, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, contreplats et gardes chamoisés, couverture et dos conservés, non rogné, sous chemise et étui bordé de maroquin. Edition originale tirée à 885 exemplaires. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur : à M. J. Chartier en toute sympathie. 1935. Superbe exemplaire dans une reliure en maroquin vert empire non signée. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1908 - London (and New York): Frederick Warne & Co., 1908. Original maroon cloth, beveled, with front cover pictorial onlay. First Edition, first printing. Tom Kitten disobeys his mother and goes hunting for adventure, but is captured by Samuel Whiskers and his fellow rats, who then steal dough and other ingredients to prepare a kitten pie. THE ROLY-POLY PUDDING was first published, in this large-format maroon cloth, in 1908 (two printings with that date on the title page, then a third in 1913); in 1918 it was published (undated) in paper-covered boards; and in 1926 the book was issued in the small format, and with the title changed to THE TALE OF SAMUEL WHISKERS.~This copy is from the first printing, with "[All rights reserved]" below the date 1908 on the title page. Condition is very good-plus, perhaps near-fine: the cloth is slightly faded (though as Quinby points out, the cloth is "mixed light and dark threads"), and there is just a touch of wear at the corners; inside, two textual leaves have short closed edge-tears. The front endpaper bears a Christmas 1908 gift inscription. Quinby No. 15; Linder p. 427. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Le Gallienne, Richard- 100 Copies on Japan Vellum] Omar Repentant

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley, [1908]. First edition. Oblong 12mo. Original vellum boards. The very rare Limited Edition, 100 Copies Only, with an additional quatrain not appearing in the trade edtiion, Printed on Japan Vellum and Signed (in ink) on colophon by Richard Le Gallienne (Number 89/100). Francis Kettaneh's Copy, with his "Ex Libris" on front pastedown. Fine copy folding blue cloth folders and matching quarter blue smooth morocco slipcase with five raised bands and red star onlays, gilt designs and lettering. Most scarce and attractive.

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        The Works. A Genealogy of Morals; Thus Spake Zarathustra; The Case of Wagner; Nietzsche Contra Wagner; The Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist; The Dawn of Day. Translated by Thomas Common.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899-1903-1908 - 4 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, Art Nouveau floral patterns in blind to cloth, black endpapers, edges untrimmed. Boards slightly rubbed and bumped, a little wear at extremities, edges of contents toned. First English language editions, first impressions save for Thus Spake Zarathustra, which is a second impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ueber die Symbolik im "Panis Angelorum".

      Berlin Privatdruck 1908 - Gr.8°. 20 nn. S. Druck in Rot und Blau. Orig.-Pappband mit Japanüberzug. Ex. 24/310 Exemplaren auf Indischem Papier. Mit eigenh. 6-zeiliger kalligraphischer Widmung Lechters in Rot auf Vorsatz. - Einband angestaubt und stockfleckig. Die letzten 3 Blätter knitterig u. mit kl. Einriß am Rand. Gewicht (Gramm): 465 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Chasse au météore. Le Pilote du Danube

      Hetzel 1908 - - Hetzel, Paris s.d. [1908], 18x28cm, cartonnage de l'éditeur. - Edition ornée d'illustrations de George Roux. Cartonnage éditeur Hetzel "à l'éventail et à l'éléphant" en pleine percaline rouge signé Engel, premier plat polychrome signé Engel présentant le titre dans un éventail noir et doré, plusieurs encadrements en noir et à l'or, une tête d'éléphant dorée en haut à gauche, trois petites illustrations ainsi que divers instruments de navigation et d'exploration dorés, le tout encadré dans des feuillages verts, second plat de type "i" comme indiqué par Jauzac, dos orné de plusieurs illustrations en couleur et à l'or, pages de garde bleues d'origines, toutes tranches dorées. Charnières intérieures fendues présentant des traces de colle. Dos uniformément passé et coiffe de queue un peu frottée. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition adorned with illustrations by George Roux. Cardboard Hetzel publisher " the range and the elephant " in full red calico signed Engel, Engel signed first polychrome dish with the title in a black and gold range, several frames in black and gold, a head from top left golden elephant, three small illustrations and various gold navigational instruments and exploration, all framed in green foliage second type of dish " i " as indicated by JAUZAC, back decorated with several color illustrations and gold, blue endpapers backgrounds, all edges gilt. split internal hinges with traces of glue. spine uniformly past and tail fairing slightly rubbed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Jungle Book. With illustrations in colour by Maurice and Edward Detmold.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1908.. First Detmold colour illustrated Edition. Octavo (22 x 4.5 cm); pp.xii, 314, [2] advertisements. With 16 full-page colour plates. Elegantly hand-bound in half red morocco over origina gilt-pictorial cloth sides, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt. One or two occasional light marks otherwise clean within; externally unmarked. A fine copy of this important edition. Charles Maurice Detmold and Edward Julius Detmold were English graphic artists, twins, born on 21 November 1883. Due to the illness of their father, they grew up in the care of their uncle, Dr E B Shuldham, who had acquired a notable collection of Japanese woodprints of plants and animals. This encouraged the twins to commence drawing animals and plants at a very early age, and resulted in a debut at the age of 13 at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters, with nature studies in the Japanese style. The Detmolds subsequently learned techniques of watercolour etching and of colour printing with copper plates.

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        The Grand Canon of Arizona Through the Stereoscope

      New York: Underwood & Underwood, 1908. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. Important early photo documentation of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area. Obviously produced to generate travel to the Grand Canyon, it is unusual in that it also contains non-typical photographs of the Grand Canyon. Includes a photograph of renowned painter Thomas Moran sketching at Bright Angel Cove and a photograph of a train bridge passing over Canon Diablo and being observed by a Native American duo. Each stereoscopic view contains a full text explanation of the image on the rear and a short caption at the base in six languages. The author, Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, was a member of John Wesley Powell's 1871 Grand Canyon Expedition. 64 pp. 12mo. 18 stereoscopic views. Plain gray wraps with stapled binding, binding has released from text block, very clean, Two tipped-in map plates at rear, one single the other folding. Folding map has a 2" tear and a split at the fold and documents where each of the photographs were taken. Housed in original brown cloth slipcase that has light wear overall, fading to gold titling.

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        La photographie des couleurs" in Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Vol. 112 No. 5, February 2, 1891, pp. 274-275 WITH "Sur l La photographie des couleurs [deuxième note]" in Comptes Vol. 114 No. 17, April 25, 1892, pp. 961-962 WITH "Photographies colorées du spectre sur albumine et sur gélatine bichromatées" in Comptes Vol. 115 No. 17 October 24, 1892, p. 575 WITH "Sur la theorie de la photographie des couleurs simples et composees par la methode interferentielle" in Comptes Vol. 118 No. 3, January 15, 1894, pp. 92-102

      4 FIRST EDITIONS IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF LIPPMANN'S MILESTONE PAPERS DESCRIBING HIS INVENTION OF COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY. For his "method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference", Lippmann was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1908 (Nobel Prize Committee). Gabriel Jonas Lippmann was a French scientist and physicist with a particular interest in the theory of light, and specifically, color theory. In the first paper offered here (February 2, 1891) Lippmann announced to the Academy of Sciences in Paris that he had succeeded in recording a true-color spectrum which was permanent. To do so, he employs the 'interference principle' - a method based on silver chloride's optical reaction to light waves). A little more than one year later, on April 25, 1892 (offered here in the second paper), Lippmann gave a second presentation at the Academy of Sciences. This time he displayed four color photographs of different objects" - specifically, he had succeeded in producing colour images of a stained glass window, a group of flags, a bowl of oranges topped by a red poppy and a multicolored parrot. (Hannavy, Ency of 19th c. Photography, 862). In the third paper offered here (October 24, 1892), Lippmann presented the first colored photographs of the spectrum on albumen and bichromated gelatin. Here Lippmann took "albumenized and gelatinized plates soaked in bichromate of potash may be employed for photographing in colors" (Nature 47, 1201, 1892, 23). "They are used like silver-salt plates, being placed so that the mercury is in contact with the film. The colors will appear immediately after immersion in water, which develops and also fixes the image. It disappears on drying, but reappears as soon as the plate is soaked. The colors are very brilliant and visible at all angles. Those of gelatin plates are brought out by simple breathing. The theory is analogous to that of silver plates, the maxima and minima of interference producing hygroscopic and non-hygroscopic layers with varying refractive indices" (ibid). In the forth paper offered here (January 15, 1894), Lippmann put fourth his theory of photography simple colors and composed by the interferometric method". 1894 is "the first proper theory of the recording of monochromatic and polychromatic spectra. He applied Fourier mathematics to optics, which was a new approach at that time. To record a more complex wave front, such as a landscape scene in natural colors, Lippmann introduced Fourier mathematics to show how such a recording could be theoretically described" (Bjelkhagen, Ultra-Realistic Imaging, 43). CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: Gauthier-Villars. 4 complete issues, all in original paper wraps. 4to (11.25 x 9 inches; 281 x 225mm). Comptes Rendus in paper wraps are rarely present as the wrap paper (not interior paper) is particularly fragile; it is quite unusual for all issues to have their wraps. The wraps are bound in string with the spines going but the stitching holding; otherwise clean. The April 25, 1892 issue shows signs of old staining (happily absent any mustiness) on the wrappers plus a short closed tear at the foot of the front wrap. The staining is contained to the wrap and did not advance to the interior text. The first, third and fourth issues have slight creasing but are in very good condition.

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1908. With Sixty-One Illustrations from Photographs by the Author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and Three Maps. Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine, titles and pictorial decoration to front board in black, blue, and grey. Publisher's 16 catalogue at end. Photographic frontispiece, 48 photographic plates, and 3 maps (one folding). Spine lightly sunned, slightabrasion to fore edge of front cover, a touch of foxing to lower margins, a few leaves creased at fore margin but nevertheless a very good copy. First edition, first impression. My African Journey was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism, as distinct from his work as a war correspondent. Before embarking he signed an extremely lucrative contract for the publication of a series of articles in The Strand, and for further publication in book form. What Churchill was offered is impressive testimony to his perceived drawing power, at £750 for five contributions he was receiving "more than Kipling, whom The Strand were paying £90 for his short stories; more than W. W. Jacobs, whose rate at the time was £110 for a story" (Pound, The Strand Magazine, 1891-1950). "The result bubbles with Churchill's irrepressible interest in everything new, whether it was the thrill of hunting rhino, the dangers of sleeping sickness, or the engagingly extempore justice of the District Officers" (Woods, Artillery of Words: The Writings of Sir Winston Churchill, 1992, p. 81).

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        Beautiful Thoughts from Bulwer-Lytton

      James Pott & Co., New York 1908 - From about 1890 into the 1920s, New York Publisher James Pott (& Co.) issued from their premises on East Twenty-Third Street a number of volumes of "Beautiful Thoughts" -- 366 sayings excerpted from the works of a given author of note and then arranged to provide a "thought" for each day of the year. (Those who contend there are 365 "thoughts" in their volume should check for a Feb. 29 entry.) These little 16mos were available in "colored cloths, (with) photogravure of author inlaid on cover," for 75 cents, or in leather, "gilt top," for $1.00. The Tennyson, Drummond, Gladstone, Shakespeare, Browning and Carlyle volumes are fairly common. The Longfellow and George MacDonald volumes command moderately higher prices, while the Ralph Waldo Emerson is generally considered the prize of those still readily available, often commanding several hundred dollars per copy -- more if in leather. Whether Mr. Pott ever got around to producing his promised volumes based on Hawthorne, Ruskin, and the Holy Bible, we don't know. But there should be volumes for Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Kingsley and John Greenleaf Whittier (the latter combined with "Holmes" -- we presume Oliver Wendell), rarely seen. And then there's the Bulwer-Lytton, 1900, now known only in reprints digitized from the lone copy at the Library of Congress. A cursory search turns up no copies offered at auction for more than 60 years. (Of course, the popularity of the author of "Paul Clifford," "Godolphin," "The Last Days of Pompeii," and "The Coming Race," may not have held as steady as Mr. Emerson's, despite the persistence of the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.) Our Bulwer-Lytton is a 1908 printing of the year 1900 compilation, in leather, gold gilding to top edge at about 70 percent, bottom of front hinge torn but the top half still holding, with a 1924 graduation gift inscription to the FFE. It's tight enough to close its own (moderately flexible) boards, but there's a tidemark to middle of front page edges indicating bottom half of said front page edges were once damp. Dampness did not penetrate more than 1/4-inch, affecting no text, but we still reduce our grade of this rare volume to "good." 273 pp. followed by a publisher's ad for the 16 titles in the series as of 1908, those being: Gladstone, Drummond, MacDonald, Kingsley, Bulwer-Lytton, R&E Browning, Carlyle, Emerson, Longfellow, Whittier combined with Holmes, Stevenson, Tennyson, Shakespeare, selections from the Holy Bible, Hawthorne, and Ruskin. Exeunt omnes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Waldröschen oder die Verfolgung rund um die Erde Enthüllungroman über die Geheimnie der menschlichen Gesellschaft 6 Bände/komplette Ausgabe

      Niedersedlitz-Dresden, H. G. Münchmeyer, 1908., Das Waldröschen oder die Verfolgung rund um die Erde. Enthüllungsroman über die Geheimnisse der menschlichen Gesellchaft; anonyme Ausgabe (von Karl May); Neue illustrierte Ausgabe, hrsg. Niedersedlitz-Dresden, H. G. Münchmeyer, o.J. (1908) Band I. Die Tochter des Granden, 565 S, 101 Illustr. 1 Vign.; Band II. Der Schatz der Mixtekas, 360 S, 58 Illustr.; Band III. Matavese, der Fürst des Felsens, 968 , 146 Illustr., 1 Vignette; Band IV. Erkämpftes Glück, 840 S, 126 Illustr., Band V. Erkämpftes Glück, 714 S, 96 Illustr., Band VI, Erkämpftes Glück, 632 S, 88 Illustr., Plaul 442.1 (A-F), DB analog 123; kl 8°; OHlwd (Rücken unter Verwendung Original-Rücken ersetzt); m. Besitzerstempel auf Titelbl., Bd. I mit handgechriebenen Eintrag auf Titelbl. \"von Carl May\", schiefgel., etwas bestossen, innen sehr sauberer Zustand. rare komplette Auflage dieses wohl gesuchtesten Werkes von Karl May. guter Zustand. best.Nr.187710 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Ingersoll's Century History, Santa Monica Bay Cities. Prefaced with a Brief History of the State of California, A Condensed History of Los Angeles County, 1542 to 1908. Supplemented with an Encyclopedia of Local Biography and Embellished With Views of Historic Landmarks and Portraits of Representative People.

      Los Angeles, California: Luther A. Ingersoll. 1908 - 4to. 512 pp. Good. Cover Split along Spine + General Age & Shelf Wear. Hardcover, Bound in Leather. Gilt Bands & Titles. Decorative End Pages. Full-Page Portraits. First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Wind In The Willows (1908 first printing)

      Methuen and Co, 1908. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Graham Robertson. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; Illustrator: Graham Robertson; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; a worn but readable copy of scarce title; both cover boards are discoloured at bottom from moisture staining, moreso on front but this is nowhere near the gilt illustration; spine unaffected by staining but cloth is worn at top and bottom edges, though the gilding of the text and illustration of Toad are strong; there are some small splits to the cloth joining the spine to covers, mostly on the rear board side, with a 25 mm split at the bottom; internal and external hinges are sound; all pages are present but tissue paper protecting the Graham Robertson frontis is missing; front and rear endpapers have foxing and a few early pages have light foxing but the vast majority of pages are very clean, with only the occasional page having a small mark; no owner name inside (just 5/- written in pen at top-left corner of front paste-down) but front paste-down and the blank page opposite the half title page have considerable scribbling with a yellow pencil (and one line of yellow on flyleaf) - it might be possible to erase this but we have not attempted it; the yellow pencilling only affects these blank pages; despite the flaws, this is a sound copy with mostly very clean pages of the first printing of one of the most iconic books of the C20th. 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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        [Original Autograph Letter, Signed ("Father"), to His Daughter, Jean Clemens]

      New York, 1908. Four pages, in ink, on folded quarto sheet of simple letterhead (21 Fifth Avenue), ca. 275 words, with envelope addressed in his hand, with signed ("S. L. Clemens") return address. A warm and loving letter from Clemens to his youngest daughter, Jean (1880 - 1909), then at Eastern Point in Gloucester, Mass, during one of the extended separations from her family due to her need for special care for her epilepsy: "Your beautiful letter has come, Jean dear, & I draw a deep breath of relief - you like the place & my anxieties have vanished away! I had a growing fear - founded on nothing - that you would feel the other way about it. I am unspeakably glad that it pleases you, & now I hope & believe you will have a happy summer. By your description, it is a place that would delight the heart of any one that has the seeing eye for the graciousness of the woods & fields & rocks & their wild inhabitants & for the majestic ocean. You can live out of doors there. You were virtually in prison at Greenwich, & would still have been in prison if you had occupied the whole forlorn & uninspiring town ...." He continues at length about his own activities, assuring her not to "... trouble about me! I am a happy & vigorous loafer." He recounts attendance at speeches and political banquets, games of billiards and the like, then turns to family matters, detailing efforts by Clara and the house staff to keep distresses from him "unless it is something I could remedy ... They know I desire this; for I am taking my holiday, now after 60 years of work & struggle & worry & vexation ... But whenever there is anything that depends upon me & my help, I want to know all about it." He closes: "With ever & ever & ever so much love, dear child, Father."

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        Shakespeare's Comedy of the Tempest".

      London 1908 - With illustrations by Edmund DULAC. London, Hodder and Stoughton, (1908), in-4, vélin crème à bradel, titre estampé doré, motif d'un ange dans une vague, couverture fermée par des rubans, tête dorée, 143 pp, Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires, tous contresignés par l'artiste, N°211. Usures et petites taches. Livres

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

      1908 - 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". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1908. With sixty-one illustrations from photographs by the author and lieutenant-colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps. Octavo (181 × 120 mm). Finely bound by the Bayntun (Riviere) in late-20th century red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, facsimile signature gilt to front board, marbled endpapers, edges and turn-ins gilt, original covers bound-in to rear. With three maps and sixty-one illustrations from photographs by Churchill and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson. Spine lightly sunned; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

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        THE POINT OF HONOR [in 1908 dust jacket]

      1908. [with 1908 dust jacket] A Military Tale. Illustrations by Dan Sayre Groesbeck. New York: The McClure Company, 1908. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in white, with dust jacket. First Separate (and First Illustrated, and First American) Edition. Earlier in 1908 this tale was published in England (as "The Duel") with five others in A SET OF SIX; it was this McClure publication that caused the delay in the publication of the American edition of the entire A SET OF SIX until 1915. (Also, no publisher was in a hurry to do so: in 1908 Conrad's career was at its nadir, but his star rose again after CHANCE hit it big in 1914.)~This copy is in the first and usual binding, with "McClure" at the foot of the spine. (THE POINT OF HONOR was published in September 1908; by November, the publisher McClure was forced to sell his assets to Doubleday Page, and subsequently-bound copies bear the new publisher's name at the foot of the spine.)~This is a fine, bright copy. Included is the very scarce color-pictorial dust jacket (reproducing the volume's frontispiece plate; the rear panel promotes a Booth Tarkington novel that was likewise published in 1908). The jacket is in near-fine condition, with very little soil (a few short edge-tears but only one shallow chip, at the top of the front panel partially impinging on the title's "NT"). We have seen only one Conrad dust jacket earlier than this (the American YOUTH, 1902). Cagle A13c.

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        Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon,Neue revidierte Jubiläums-Ausgabe - Komplette Ausgabe von A-Z in sechszehn &16) Bänden und einem Supplement

      F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig 1908 - ca. 17000 Seiten. Einband in grüngrauem Original-Leinen Rücken mit lederartiger Struktur, dunkelgrün mit Schrift in Goldprägung. Marmorierter Schnitt. (14.) Vierzehnte vollständig überarbeitete Auflage. Manche Einbände etwas fleckig,Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren am Einband. mehr als 1000 teils farbige u. teils doppelblattgroße Tafeln (134 Chromolithographien), 322 Karten u. Pläne, 3000 Holzstichillustrationen Für unsere Schweizer Kunden : Konto auch in der Schweiz vorhanden (PostFinance) BITTE BEACHTEN SIE: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben von AbeBooks und ZVAB (der Preis richtet sich nicht nach Gewicht, sondern nach Anzahl der Artikel), kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen. - - - PLEASE NOTE: Because of AbeBooks' and ZVAB? Special requirements for shipping fees (price is per item, not per weight) shipping charges may be higher with heavy books or when comprising several volumes. 2655 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kastanienhof]
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        The Hole Book. [and] The Slant Book. [and] The Rocket Book.

      - New York: Harper, 1908-10-12. 3 vols., various paginations and illustrations, fine copies in the original cloth-backed pictorial boards, all enclosed in a custom quarter morocco and silk folding box. First edition, fine copies of these pioneer books which for the first time in children's literature explored the concept of a "shape" book and of a book where a hole penetrates the entire text as part of the story. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Men of the Day No 1117 "Below the Mark " Samuel Langhorne Clemens

      London: Vanity Fair, 1908. Color lithograph. Image measures 14.5 x 8". Sheet measures 15 x 10.25." Accompanying text page with same dimensions. This portrait depicts the American writer Mark Twain, otherwise known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His portrait corresponds directly to his description: "He has white hair, a ferocious, lamby, white moustache, and he wears white dress suits." Made when Clemens was 72, the portrait conveys a sense of the author as famous yet still mysterious. He holds his pipe in one hand and has the other behind his back, his eyes looking intently off the page over his gold-rimmed glasses. The accompanying text describes his various pursuits as a novelist, lecturer, and humorist, which all together make up the enigmatic identity of "Mark Twain." The print is in very good condition with bright white paper and attached tissue as issued. Text printed above and below the image. Text panel has minor discoloration and wear to edges.<BR><BR>The British Vanity Fair (1868--1914), a compendium and often critique of Victorian culture, is best known today for its lithographed caricatures of contemporary figures and issues. Its portrait series pictured and described--with both praise and caricature--prominent Victorian and Edwardian politicians, lawyers, doctors, and similar professionals. These images, as well as other series of portraits, accompanies literary and political articles, cultural reviews, serialized fiction, and other standard weekly magazine features. As the publication grew, it turned increasingly toward gossip as a topic, as reflected in the long-running series of portraits.

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        A Broadside. A complete set of 84 monthly numbers.

      Dundrum: Dun Emer Press / Cuala Press 1908 / 1915. A complete set of the first series of 84 monthly numbers from June 1908 to May 1915. Each issue is a single leaf folded to form 3 printed pages, with the final leaf blank. Each issue limited to 300 copies. With three wood-cut designs by Jack Yeats to each issue, two of which are hand-coloured. In two original cloth Cuala portfolios with colour pictorial onlay to covers. All in a custom blue cloth solander box with gilt-lettered leather title label to spine of box. The paper wrappers of the two portfolios are variously worn and the silk ties frayed or lacking. The cloth spines are slightly faded. Binder's sticker of Galwey & Co., Eustace St., Dublin to lower corner of one chemise. The broadsides are in fresh VG to Near Fine condition with no spotting or other marks. A solid complete run of all 84 issues. . Very Good. Limited Edition. 1908. Large 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Die Vestalinnen, oder Eine Reise um die Erde. Abenteuer zu Wasser und zu Lande. Erzählt nach eigenen Erlebnissen von Robert Kraft.5 Bände komplett. Illustrierte Ausgabe.

      Niedersedlitz-Dresden: Münchmeyer o.J. (1908). - Gutes Exemplar der Erstauflage dieser Ausgabe. Braatz 5.2.2. Dieser berühmte Abenteuerroman erschien erstmals 1895, hier in überarbeiteter Neuauflage 1908. Minimale Alters-und Gebrauchsspuren, geringe Papierbräunung. Schöne, einheitlich gestaltete Einbände , die auf den ersten Blick wie Verlagseinbände wirken. Komplett mit allen Illustrationen ( von Adolf Wald). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 8°. 790, 788, 872, 899, 1042 S., 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen. Mit (566) Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. Etwas spätere violette Halbleinenbände mit Rückentitel und Bandzählung.

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Primavera Birgit Stamm]
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        Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon 14.Auflage, 17 Bände, 1908-1910, Originalverpackt (!)

      F.A. Brockhaus 1908-1910, Leipzig - Originalverpacktes Exemplar in Schubern & Schutzumschlägen (!) Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon. Vierzehnte (14.) vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage. Neue Revidierte Jubiläums-Ausgabe. 17 Bände (Grundlexikon A-Z & Supplement-Band). F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig, 1908-1910. Original-Halbleinenbände (lederartig) mit Goldprägungen, Jugendstil. Format ca. 25 x 17 cm. Wie den ersten sieben Originalbildern zu entnehmen, befinden sich alle 17 Büchern noch in der verlagsseitigen Originalverpackung. Ganz offensichtlich wurden die Bücher nie wirklich benutzt & immer in dieser schützenden Verpackung aufbewahrt. Aufgrund dessen ist der erste Gesamteindruck überragend: Frischer, sauberer Buchschnitt ohne Standspur, die Buchseiten ohne Fleckigkeit oder Bräunungen, der Einband ohne nenenswerte Bereibung etc., kein unangenehmer Geruch. Bei zwei Seiten am Rand ein Einriss, zwei Bände mit einer Falz im Vortitel & Titel. Eine Abbildung sowie 15 Seiten lose. Durch die Aufbewahrung in der Originalverpackung gibt es jedoch auch den Gesamteindruck trübende Sachverhalte: Durch Verklebung mit dem beiliegenden Seidenpapier wurde eine Chromolithographie an einer ganz kleinen Stelle beschädigt (kaum zu sehen), bei einer weiteren ist diese Stelle etwas größer, ca. 1 cm. Eine doppelseitige Abbildung ist miteinander verklebt (wurde beim Versuch des Lösens bereits beschädigt). Manche Chromolithographien haben etwas ihres Glanzes verloren, da Farbpartikel auf das Seidenpapier abdrückten; an zwei Stellen auf die gegenüberliegende Textseite. An den Buchdeckeln sowie innen auf den Vorsätzen findet sich Fleckigkeit. Auf den Vorsätzen ist sie unauffällig; einige haben gar keine Flecke, die übrigen nur einige wenige, blasse Flecke (auf Bild 7 ist Band 1 mit den stärksten Flecken zu sehen). Auf den Buchdeckeln finden sich bei fast allen Bänden Flecke; mal ganz vereinzelt & schwach, einige etwas mehr, bei vier Bänden viele (auf Bild 6 wird beispielhaft links ein Band mit wenig & rechts mit viel Fleckigkeit gezeigt). Die Papierumschläge & Schutzschuber mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren (Einrisse, Anschmutzung, Umschläge mit Fehlstellen). 42500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lexikon und Enzyklopädie]
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        The House on the Borderland, From the Manuscript, discovered in 1877 by Messrs. Tonnison and Berreggnog, in the Ruins that lie to the South of the Village of Kraighten, in the West of Ireland. Set out here, with Notes -by William Hope Hodgson

      London, England: London, UK: Chapman and Hall, 1908, 1st edition, First Printing, 1908. -----------hardcover, about 5 x 7.5 inches, a solid Good copy, red cloth, light wear and rubbing, a bit of suuning to the spine, bookplate on verso of front board, offset to the endpapers, some foxing, dustiness to upper edge of the text block,'circular' rub mark to the front board, paper label remnant on rear blank endpaper, no dustjacket, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by No Dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup ]
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