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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

      Heinemann 1908 - FIRST EDITION, 259/1,000 COPIES signed by Rackham, 40 tipped-in colourprinted plates, captioned tissue-guards, 29 drawings (6 full-page) and a decorated pictorial title-page, light foxing to tissue guards, pp. [viii], 136, 4to, original vellum with illustration stamped in gilt to upper board, backstrip and upper board lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others trimmed, some minor marking to vellum and lacking ties, very good. (Latimore & Haskell p.32)

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        Pel M. R. D. Vincenzo Del Vecchio, parroco di Telese, contro S. E. Mons. D. Angelo Michele Iannacchini, Vescovo di Cerreto In appello innanzi alla Curia Metropolitana di Benevento

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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Faust. Eine Tragödie. (Satzanordnung und Ausstattung besorgte F. H. Ehmcke). 2 Teile in 1 Band.

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

      [Bookseller: Sächsisches Auktionshaus & Antiquariat]
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        Faust. Eine Tragödie. Jubiläumsausgabe. Satzanordnung und Ausstattung von F. H. Ehmcke (Nr. 705 von 1000 numerierten Exemplaren auf Van-Gelder-Bütten)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Friends of The Seattle Public Library]
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        Hyderabad. City Market Road.

      - Hyderabad, ca. 1908-1909. Original photograph, gelatine silver print, 21,1 x 28,7 cm, on mount. W. R. Puplick & Co., Hyderabad, Public Garden Road. KEYWORDS:india/hyderabad/photo

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        Antique Book-MAGIC-RELIGION-VEDIC RITUAL-Altindische Zauberei-Caland-1908

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        On Safari: Big Game Hunting in British East Africa (INSCRIBED)

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

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        De Zuidwest Nieuw-Guinea-Expeditie, 1904/5, van het Kon. Ned. Aardrijkskundig Genootschap.

      Leiden: E. J. Brill 1908 - First edition pp.xxvi, 675, 11 plates, 142 illustrations, 13 maps, some folding. A very good copy in original cloth, spine faded.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Die Erotik in der Kunst. Privatdruck des Verlages C.W.Stern / Wien, 1908. (Als Manuskript gedruckte Publikation der Gesellschaft oesterreichischer Bibliophilen - nicht im Handel erhältlich). 236 Seiten plus 40 Tafeln [Hayn-Gotendorf III, 518 / Stern-Szana 252]. Dem Werk vorgebunden: Ernst Fuchs - L'Élement érotique dans la caricature - (Das erotische Element in der Karikatur / The Erotic Element in Caricature).

      Wien, Stern, 1906-1908. - 4°. Eduard Fuchs - L'élément érotique dans la caricature: VI, 259 pages with 223 illustrations. / Cary von Karwath - 236 pages plus 40 tipped-in plates on titled cardboard. Both publications in their original wrappers bound in a beautiful private half - leather with raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Spine slightly rubbed. The publications in unusually excellent condition. All tipped-in plates complete and in their place. Spectacular publication in a worthy binding. Two masterpieces of erotic art and erotic history. With an unbelievable amount of spectacular erotic illustrations. The Fuchs-publication in French, the Karwath publication in German language.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Odds and Ends in Prose and Verse.

      London: Privately Printed at the Chiswick Press,, 1908. Tall octavo (247 x 184 mm). Contemporary black morocco, gilt-ruled raised bands to spine lettered in gilt, compartments ruled and richly decorated in gilt, covers ruled and decorated with floral panelling in gilt, board edges gilt, turn-ins elaborately decorated in gilt, green silk endpapers, edges gilt. Frontispiece photographic portrait with tissue guard. Bookplate of Bernard A. Isaac to front pastedown. A few minor marks to covers. Otherwise a fine copy. First edition, first impression. This work is a finely produced collection of private family poems from a father to his children, written anonymously.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Room with a View

      London: Edward Arnold, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 324 + 8 pp ads. First edition, first printing. Good. Scratch marks to spine, darkening to cloth. Rubbing at extremities with a bit of fraying and chipping at corners and spine ends. Two shallow insect tracts to pages at rear. Previous owner stamp to front free end paper and inner front hinge shows light separation, as do several hinges throughout text block, though binding is not compromised. A rather uncommon title; one of 2,000 copies in the first printing.

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        The Wind in the Willows

      First Edition, First Impression (Methuen & Co, 1908). 8vo, publisher's pictorial green cloth, top edge gilt; illustrated frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard. Spine and corners rubbed; inscription to front endpaper; a few splits to cloth on front and rear joints; a few marks to boards; light browning to paste-downs and endpapers; leaves untrimmed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Book Cellar, IOBA]
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      Societ_ Editrice Libraria, 1908. In 8_ grande, bross. ed., pp. 328, ca 200 fig. n.t., 10 tavv. di cui due a col. le altre con fotografie originali applicate per un totale di 9. Prima edizione. Sciolto, dorso parzialmente mancante, piatto post. con mancanza. Opera rara e fondamentale: tra i padri della polizia scientifica italiana, Umberto Ellero perfezion_ il metodo della fotografia segnaletica con il complesso ottico noto come "gemelle Ellero", evidenzi_ l'importanza della cosiddetta fotografia dell'invisibile per il reperimento delle prove indiziarie. Volume diviso in due parti: la prima con capitoli riguardanti la fotografia e le varie tecniche, la seconda dedicata alla fotografia segnaletica e al sopralluogo fotografico.

      [Bookseller: Invito alla Lettura]
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        Le Cordon Bleu años 1908, 1909 y 1910

      - Le Cordon Bleu años 1908, 1909 y 1910. Encuadernación en piel. Profusamente ilustrados. Con desperfectos en la piel. Medidas de cada uno: 27 cm x 19 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antigüedades Argar]
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      1908. [a handsome copy] Illustrated by M.A. & W.A.J. Claus. Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1908. 4+4 pp undated ads. Original pale brown cloth with front cover pictorial onlay. First Edition of one of the best-selling books for young readers of all time -- which to date has sold over fifty million copies, in twenty or so languages. It is sited on Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved Prince Edward Island, where today Anne is everywhere. The story is by now well-known: an aging brother and sister decide to adopt a boy to help out on their farm, but instead they receive from the orphanage an eleven-year-old girl -- bright, colorful, outspoken, imaginative red-headed Anne Shirley.~As an aside, today Japanese tourists throng to P.E.I. to visit the Cavendish ("Avonlea") area, and in fact many Japanese marriages are performed there. A Canadian missionary to Japan introduced the book to Japan just before World War II, and after the war the book (AKAGE NO AN -- Red-Haired Anne) became extremely popular with young Japanese girls (many of whom had become orphans, like Anne). The girls particularly appreciated, and envied, Anne's readiness to speak out -- something Japanese girls were trained not to do.~ANNE OF GREEN GABLES was Lucy Montgomery's first book; she went on to write many more, some continuing Anne's life (beginning with ANNE OF AVONLEA in 1909). The portrait on the front cover of this book is rumored to be that of the free-spirit (and ultimately notorious) artist's model Evelyn Nesbit; it is said that Lucy Montgomery had clipped this portrait from a New York magazine and had pasted it on the wall of her bedroom, using it as the model for the face of (the older) Anne Shirley -- though perhaps this is more myth than fact?~This copy is in pale brown cloth (other colors include a light green and a chocolate brown -- no known priority among the colors). Like all standard American copies of the first printing, this one reads "First Impression, April, 1908" on the copyright page, reads "Page | Boston" at the foot of the spine, and has Page ads at the rear. As for condition, the external condition of the book is essentially FINE: there is no cover soil despite the lightness of the cloth; there is no wear other than light bumps to a couple of the fore-tips; the front cover applied illustration is not rubbed, as is often the case; and the gilt lettering, on both front cover and spine, remains remarkably bright. The only defect is that the endpaper gutters have had a little glue applied.~The front free endpaper bears a Christmas 1908 presentation inscription "To Julia from Jimmy." Loosely inserted is Page's little four-page booklet, a miniature version of this book promoting this book. Peter Parley to Penrod p. 124; Grolier Children's Hundred #58. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.

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        Das Europaische Porzellan des Bayer. Nationalmuseums

      X, 252 pp. detailed critical catalogue, by Friedrich H. Hofmann, of the fine collection of European porcelain at the museum, listing 1222 pieces, index of artists, concordances, num. text illus., 5 plates of marks, approx. 200 illustrations on 72 plates. 4to. Cloth. Munich 1908. (Kataloge des Bayer. Nationalmuseums, 10). The Munich museum has a comprehensive collection of Nymphenburg figurines and dises, as well as a representative showing of other European factories.

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        Les Erinnyes, Tragédie antique. Illustration de Kupka. Mit 25 Radierungen, davon drei auf ungezählten Blättern und 22 jeweils über den Kapitelanfängen, acht dreifarbige Holzschnittillustrationen zu den Textschlüssen von E. Gaspe, sowie zwei Zwischentitel in grün und schwarz, jeweils goldgehöht.

      Paris: Librairie de la Collection des Dix, A. Romagnol, Éditeur, in fine: Charles Hérissey et Fils d`Evreux 1908 [4 weiße], 89, [3 weiße] Seiten. Die Textseiten umgeben von Rahmen in schwarz und Gold. - Wasserzeichen: \"J Perrigo MBM Arches\". Ganzleder Handeinband mit reicher Goldprägung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt in einem mit Leder ausgelegten Schuber, Quarto. ca. 278 x 187 mm (Gelenke minimal berieben, leichte Verfärbungen im Leder, sonst makellos. Ein äußerst dekorativer Meistereinband) Handgefertigter ziegelroter Maroquinband der Zeit (284 x 198 x 21 mm) mit fünf erhabenen Bünden auf dem Rücken, auf den Feldern reiche Vergoldung, Titel auf zweitem, unten Ort und Jahr. Auf den Deckeln breite goldgeprägte Randrahmen aus Linien und Ornamenten, Stehkantenvergoldung aus zwei feinen Linien, Innenkantenvergoldung aus breiten Linien, Spiegel mit blauviolettem Maroquin bezogen, fliegende Vorsätze mit farblich entsprechender Seide, zweite Vorsätze aus Flammen-Marmorpapier. Kopfgoldschnitt, vorn und unten Goldschnitt auf dem fast unbeschnittenen Blättern. Signiert auf dem vorderen Ledereinschlag unten: Noulhac 1912. Angepaßter, außen mit bräunlichem Rieselpapier bezogener und innen mit dunkelbraunem Leder ausgekleideter Schuber mit Lederkanten (292 x 200 x 28 mm). Cf. Fléty 136-137 & Duncan/De Bartha 195.\"Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle (eigentlich Charles Marie Leconte; geb. 22. Oktober 1818 in Saint-Paul, Réunion; gest. 18. Juli 1894 in Voisins / Louveciennes) war ein französischer Schriftsteller. (...) Obwohl seine Gedichte viele Jahrzehnte zur obligatorischen Schullektüre gehörten, ist Leconte de Lisle heute kaum mehr bekannt. Für deutsche Leser von speziellem Interesse ist sein Gedicht Le Rêve du jaguar (deutsch `Der Traum des Jaguars`), das Rainer Maria Rilke zu seinem Panther inspiriert haben könnte.\" (Wikipedia).Henri Noulhac (1866-1931), \"un relieur consciencieux cherchant toujours à se perfectionner\" (Fléty) aus Châteauroux, wo er auch lernte, zog 1890 nach Paris, wo er sich 1894 mit einer eigenen Werkstatt selbständig machte; er spezialisierte sich auf Einbände \"à la janséniste\", wandte sich gegen 1900 bei seiner Deckelvergoldung fleuralen Motiven zu, ließ auch Spezialisten wie Giraldon und Chadel für sich entwerfen, und arbeitete ab 1914 beim Gestalten seiner Einbände mit seiner Tochter, die bei Adolphe Giraldon studiert hatte, zusammen. Zu seinen Schülern gehören Rose Adler und Madeleine Gras. Eins von nur 190 numerierten Exemplaren auf \"papier Perrigot-Masure d`Arches\", gedruckt von Charles Hérissey et Fils d`Evreux pour le compte de A. Romagnol, mit einem Zustand der Aquatinta-Radierungen, diese gedruckt von A. Porcabeuf; Gesamtauflage 300 Exemplare. Dies Exemplar getrüffelt mit einem handschriftlichen, eigenhändig signierten Brief des Verfassers an einen Journalisten des \"Soleil du Midi\", datiert 1888.Frantisek Kupka (1871-1957) aus Opocno in Ostböhmen studierte ab 1887 an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste zu Prag und der Akademie der bildenden Künste zu Wien, wo er Schüler des Malers und Sozialreformers Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach und von August Eisenmenger wurde und sich, beeinflußt von Theosophie und asiatischer Philosophie symbolischen wie allegorischen Motiven zuwandte. Sein Frühwerk ist dem Jugendstil verpflichtet, 1894 stellt er im Wiener Kunstverein aus, schließt sich im selben Jahr in Paris den Neoimpressionisten an, und nimmt mit Mucha an der Weltausstellung 1900 teil. 1906 ließ er sich in Puteaux, eine Vorort von Paris, nieder. Kupka wurde vom ersten Futuristischen Manifest, das Le Figaro 1909 veröffentlichte, beeindruckt. Ab 1911 trifft er sich mit der Puteaux-Gruppe und wendet sich der Abstraktion zu, sein Werk wird zunehmend abstrakter und reflektiert seine Thesen zu Bewegung, Farbe und den Beziehungen zwischen Musik und Malerei. Um 1910 begann er, indem er Formen von Sir Isaac Newton und Hermann von Helmholtz aufgriff, eigene Farbkreise zu entwickeln. In den Jahren 1918-1920 lehrt Kupka als Professor an der Kunstakademie zu Prag. Zwischen 1931 und 1934 Mitglied bei \"Abstraction-Création\". Seine Wiederentdeckung begann bereits 1958, ein Jahr nach seinem Tod, mit einer Werkausstellung im Musée National d`Art Moderne, Paris. Zu seinen bedeutendsten Buchillustrationen gehören jene zu Lysistrata von Aristophanes, Prometheus von Aeschylus und Les Erinnyes von Leconte de Lisle. Cf. Thieme/Becker XXII,127-128 & Vollmer III,141. - Grand in-octavo. [4 blanches], 89, [3 blanches] pages. 25 compositions à l`eau-forte dont trois hors-texte et 22 en-tete de chapitre, huit culs-de-lampe graves sur bois en trois tons par E. Gaspe, deux compositions en vert et noir avec rehauts dores pour les pages de titre des premiere et deuxieme parties. Texte entouré d`un cadre décoratif or. Les compositions et gravures ont été imprimées en taille douce par A. Porcabeuf. Tirage à 300 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci un des 190 exemplaires sur papier Perrigot-Masure d`Arches, avec un seul état des planches, truffé avec une lette autographe signée de l`auteur à un journaliste, 173 x 111 mm, une page. Paris, 23 mai [18]88. Remerciement pour « votre très aimable article du Soleil du Midi . (...) votre confrère, Leconte de Lisle ». « Le Soleil du Midi » est un journal quotidien de Marseille fondé en 1885. Les compositions ont été imprimées en taille-douce par A. Porcabeuf sur papier Perrigot-Masure d`Arches.Plein maroquin grenat doublé de maroquin violine, sous étui, bordé. Dos à cinq nerfs réhaussés d`un filet doré. Fers dorés entourés de filets dorés, date et lieu d`édition en queue. Entièrement non rogné, toutes tranches dorées. Double filet doré sur les coupes. Doubles filets, gras et maigres, et fers à palmettes encadrant les plats. Contreplat de maroquin violine entouré de filets dorés et bordé de maroquin rouge, garde de soie moirée violine, feuillets liminaires de papier flambé. Couvertures et dos conservés. Signée Noulhac 1912. - Carteret IV,235: \"Belle publication cotée\" - Mahé, Bibliographie des livres de Luxe II,626 - Monod 7004 - Thieme/Becker XXII,128 - Vollmer III,141. Cf. Hoe IV,1944. / Noulhac, Henri (Binder) - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. 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        [Photo Album Documenting Tests of NYC High Pressure Fire Hydrants]

      New York, ca. 1908. Near fine. Oblong 16mo. commericial black cloth album. Contains 72 gelatin silver prints mounted to rectos and versos of 25 black card leaves. As large as 8.5" by 6.5", and as small as 3" by 2", but majority approx. 6" by 3". Also includes letter-size folded sheet listing member organizations of the National Fire Protection Association, apparently printed by New York's Committtee on High Pressure Fire Service Systems. Album appears complete. One leaf detached, photos a bit tinted, else about fine. Album containing a remarkable series of photographs documenting the installation and testing of New York’s high-pressure fire hydrant system. Built between 1905 and 1914 in response to the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, an urban fire that decimated large swaths of the city, the project was one of many nationwide municipal efforts to improve firefighting at the dawn of the skyscaper age. New York’s, however, was doubtless the largest (the member list shows at least 100 local bureaus) and the most urgent. As Technical World Magazine noted at the time of the project's conclusion: "Should the fire be in a thirty or forty story skyscraper [...] only a pair or three hydrants need to be connected [...] and clear to the top floor leaps a deluge which all the engines in Greater New York could not begin to force." This deluge is well-documented in these photographs. They reveal — often to majestic effect — numerous large-scale tests of the system: dozens of firefighters gathering to spray water high into the air. With their epic scale and synchronized action, these pictures exhibit a beauty that belies what must have been their utilitarian and documentary origins. Indeed, other photos show pipes being laid, equipment, and other elements of construction. Though one haunting image captures a street urchin standing beside a hydrant. An exceptional album executed by an accomplished photographer documenting a major New York municipal project.

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        Portrait" hs.signiertes Pastell

      - , 66 x 48cm (Blattgröße) *1908 Wollstein - 1991 Pullach, Rückseite mit Montierungsspuren

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        Death of the First Born.

      1908.(). Watercolor painting. 6 x 7.75 inches. Signed, titled and dated.

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        Sur Une Urne Grecque.

      Paris: Éditions D'Art Édouard Pelletan,, 1908. [Trans.] Anatole France. Décorations de Bellery-Desfontaines. Gravée par E. Florian, Froment et Perrichon. Quarto. Original wrappers, titles and decoration to front. With the suite of engravings in the original paper wrapping, all housed in the publisher's card folder. A few very faint spots to the covers, otherwise fine. The paper wrapping for the suite of engravings only slightly fragile. The publisher's folder with a new backstrip, a little marked and rubbed, and lacking the ties. First edition, number 15 of 20 large paper copies on japon ancien, accompanied by the suite of plates in two states (japon and chine) each signed by the artist. There were also two copies on whatman paper, including the original designs, and after these 153 smaller copies on vélin du Marais. This beautifully illustrated edition of Keats's most famous ode, with Keats's original English text facing Anatole France's translation, was published for the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition in London. There is no copy of this edition listed on COPAC, and we can trace no copy of this issue at present in the trade, or in auction records.

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      - (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. A LITTLE BOOK OF PUSSY CATS. (Worcester, U.K.): Little Folks Library [1908]. 12mo (4 1/4 x 6 3/4"), red pictorial cloth, 88p., very slight cover soil, near fine. 21 verses about cats engaging in various activities. Illustrated by Wain with 21 full page red and black illustrations plus smaller pictorial red text decorations and decorated endpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Marvelous Story of Puss in Boots. Small 4to.

      Chicago: M. A. Donogue. (Pixie series.) [1908] 7 hand-coloured chromolitho. sheets with additional blank. Sewn as issued in orig. pictorial boards; spine sl. worn otherwise a nice copy of a scarce book.Not recorded on OCLC or Copac; of the other five titles in the series only one is recorded. The opening leaf is an illustrated series title for the Pixie Books, followed by a titlepage with 'copyright 1908' on verso. The story itself, on 9pp, is illustrated with two landscape illustrations with two paragraphs of text.

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