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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. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [signiert signed bindings Schöne Einbände moderner handgefertigter Meistereinband illustriert Pressendrucke Jugendstil Originalgraphik Illustration]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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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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        The Rubàiyàt of Omar Khayyàm

      London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1908. Full leather. Fine. London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1908. Full leather. One volume. Octavo. The Rubàiyàt of Omar Khayyàm. Twelve hand-colored plates after the drawings by Gilbert James. Stunning full red morocco by Bayntun-Rivière the cover with multiple fillets to the side corners of grapevines and grapes of green and purple inlaid morocco, with central brown inlaid of a serpent wrap-around a gilt chalice, spine decorated into compartments of inlaid leaves and grapevines between raised banding, second and fourth panels gilt title, all edges gilt, rare cover single gilt-rule with a green inlaid leaves , inner covers gilt borders of red morocco and tan silk doublures, A splendid and beautiful binding.

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        Die Zukunft. Bd. 64 - 118 (55 Bde.).

      o. O., o. Vlg., 1908 -1922 Kl.8°, ca 25.000 S., OHLwd., Tadellos Komplett selten. Maximilian Harden (1861- 1927) begründetet 1892 die politische Zeitschrift «Die Zukunft» (bis 1922)». Harden war ein schillernde Persönlichkeit. Sohn eines jüdischen Kaufmanns. Schauspieler. geistvoller Publizist und Essaist. einer der glänzensten Stilisten im gesamten Journalsisten (doch von Karl Kraus angegriffen . der in einen «anmassenden Schwätzer» nannte). Stand im Ruf eines «Censor Germaniae». Bewunderer Wedekinds. Seine publizistische Tätigkeit begann 1888 am «BerlinerTagblatt. u. an den Zeitschriften «Deutsches Montagsblatt» . «Gegenwart». «Nation» (wo er unter dem Namen «Apostata» aufsehen erregte. «Die Zukunft» die er zum grössten Teil selber schrieb (wann hat der Kerl gesoffen? Frauen geschändet? Gekocht? Nichts getan?). griff darin Kaiser Wilhelm und en deutschen Mlitarismus sdcharf an. probagierte die Ideen Bismarcks. Im 1. Weltkrieg wandlung vom Annexionisten zum Pazifisten. Nach 1918 Kritiker der deutschen republik. Focht unter anderem für die Gleichberechigung der Juden u. eine prosowjetische Politik. 1922 wurde er Opfer eines Anschlages Rechtsradikaler. «Die Zukunft» hatte danach - auch aus ökonomischen Gründen - keine Zukunft mehr. 1927 zog Harden in die Schweiz. Harden als initimer Kenner des Theaters war Mitbegründer des Berliner Vereins « Freie Bühne» (1899). Mitanreger der sozialdemokratischen « Neuen Freien Volksbühne». Seit 1905 Förderer u. Berater Max Reinhardts. Beiliegend einige Orig.-Briefumschläge m. der die Zeitschrift verschickt wurde. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Deutsche Literatur

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        The Tempest.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, [1908]. Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover in gilt. With the dust jacket. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 39 similar plates with printed tissue-guards. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine very slightly faded, spine ends lightly creased, faint scuff mark to rear cover, top edge slightly toned. An excellent, bright copy in the slightly nicked jacket, a spot of worm damage to a sunned spine, minor loss to spine head, short closed tear to top of front panel. First edition to be illustrated by Dulac, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cho senshu

      1908. SEKKA, Kamisaka. Cho senshu. 2 Volumes, each with 25 double-page plates of coloured woodcuts depicting butterflies by Sekka. 8vo., bound accordion-style (orihon) in blue silk over boards. In a new green silk chitsu case. Kyoto: Yamada Unsodo, 1908-1903. A fine copy of this landmark of twentieth century Japanese design. "Kamisaka Sekka was a genius; effortlessly, prodigiously, boundlessly imaginative; tirelessly inventive, spontaneous, and free. In One Thousand Butterflies (Cho senrui, 1903 [the book is commonly misdated; it was published in 1904]) he took a single subject and drew dozens of pictures, each in a different style. There was nothing academic about his approach. Each drawing was fresh and new; many were arresting and some mirrored new developments in European art… "Sekka loved design. He began to paint under Suzuki Zuigai when he was sixteen and studied textiles in his early twenties…He was doubly fortunate that Yamada Naosaburo, the most ambitious, original and enterprising publisher of the early twentieth century, recognized Sekka's genius and gave him the freedom and support he needed to bring into the world his protean vision of art fused with life." (Keyes). "A colour-printed book of elaborate decor based on the forms of butterflies. All the designs are 'patterned,' but some conform to the actual shape and markings of believable butterflies, though there is certainly no intention to be entomologically accurate; but in some, the artist simply used the insects as a theme for variations, distorting and manipulating the butterfly shape until it is barely recognizable, often achieving the kind of art nouveau that we associate with some Secession jewelry . . . Sekka is especially inventive when he allows swarms of butterflies to float over the page, achieving colourful geometric diagrams, or, in one, amorphous silver shape outlined in brown, green and yellow, as evocative and irrational as abstracts by Arp", (Hillier). Vol.1, 1908 (Meiji 41) printed in colophon page. Vol. 2, 1903 (Meiji 36) 2nd printing of the first edition according to the colophon page. Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book p. 976. Keyes, Ehon. The Artist and the Book in Japan, p. 240.

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        [Shanghai Volunteer Force Photograph Album].

      1908- 1922.. 410 photographs mostly full or half plate (varying in size from 23 x 29.5 to 8 x 10cm) in an album containing 74 leaves each with photographs on both sides. Photographs neatly laid down onto the black card leaves, captioned in white ink. Some photos are faded but most are in good to very good condition. Covers of album worn, 28 x 36cm. An excellent documentary album covering the activities of the Shanghai Volunteer Force between March 1908 and February 1922. The contents include: Parades of artillery and light horse cavalry, manoeuvres, firing practice, ceremonial, Camp activities, firing practice, Mess and Club functions, personalities etc. A number of pages are devoted to particular themes which include: Death of King Edward VII; Coronation of King George V; Scenes on the Bund; The Rebellion of July 1913 (20 pages including action scenes); Armistice Parade in the Imperial City, Peking; Armoured Transport. From the collection of Arthur Hacker, Hong Kong historian, artist and author. .

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      London: William Heinemann, 1908. First Edition Thus. tall 8vo., 134 pp., VG-; leather-bound, navy blue boards, gilt lettering and motif to five-paneled spine, gilt decorative border to boards and turn-ins; spine cocked, no shelf lean, binding sturdy; minimal wear to boards, starting hinge between recto of second blank page and half-title page, boards slightly cocked/somewhat shaken, binding tight and strong; light scratching to gilt top, age-toning/mild wear to fore- and bottom-edges of text-block; waving to endpapers, age-toning/foxing to interior (text legible); pub. 1908 published by William Heinemann stated to title page; tipped-in full-color frontispiece and plates protected by tissue guards in excellent condition; an attractive copy despite imperfections; blue silk ribbon; LP consignment; shelved Case 12, Dupont. Heavy item: Please contact us for international/expedited shipping costs. Full-priced Rockville.

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        The Fiscal Policy of International Trade. Return to an order of the House of Commons, dated 11 Nov. 1908. London, H.M.S.O.

      1908 - First Edition. Folio, 29pp, modern blue card wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Professor James' Pragmatism.

      London: Harrison and Sons,, 1908. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 1908. Octavo, pp. 33–77. Original grey paper wrappers printed in black. Extremities a little rubbed with a few creases, front joint starting, contents toned, overall a very good copy. First edition in book form, extremely uncommon, OCLC locating just one copy in institutional holdings worldwide (University of Texas). This is one of the earliest and most powerful objections to William James's philosophy of pragmatism. Written as a critical response to James's article "Pragmatism's Conception of Truth" (1907), Moore's paper forcefully challenged James's definition of truth as a verifiable phenomenon. He observed that "where a proposition concerns the past, it may well be that we are in a situation in which a proposition and its negation are both unverifiable because there is now no evidence either way on the matter. But, he argued, it does not follow that we cannot now affirm that either the proposition or its negation is true, thanks to the Law of Excluded Middle; in which case it cannot be that truth is verifiability — contrary both to James's pragmatism and to logical empiricism" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). James never directly responded to Moore but did refer to him in the preface of The Meaning of Truth (1909) as one of the critics who showed "an inability almost pathetic, to understand the thesis which they seek to refute".

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        Contes. Hyalis. Rovère et Angisèle-Xanthis. Divine bontemps.

      [Imprimerie nationale] 'aux frais du Dr. Émile Goubert',, Paris 1908 - One of 150 copies, number one of the 'tirage spécial' of 20 copies on vélin d'arches for the Société les XX, with recipient's name entered in manuscrit. With the suite of 35 additional impressions of the illustrations. Samain's symbolist poetry, heavily influenced by Baudelaire, had found favour with the Char Noir circle. Though he died of tuberculosis in 1900, his works were republished several times in the following years. Illustrator Fournier, is best known for his large frescoes for the decoration of the Grand Palais in Paris and for his mosaic friezes. 4to (330 × 250 mm), pp. [10], 159, [5], etched portrait and 35 plates/illustrations, each one present in second state, without letters on fine paper. Loose as issue in the original wrappers with slipcase. Bookplate of print collector Léon Comar. A fine copy. [Carteret IV, 356: 'Édition estimée'.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        My African Journey, publisher's presentation copy of the first edition, only printing, owned by Labour M.P. and Cabinet minister J. H. Thomas

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This first edition, only printing of Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies, is doubly noteworthy – for being both a presentation copy and for provenance. This copy is embossed in two lines on the upper right of the title page with the words "PRESENTATION | COPY." Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen, cites 8,161 copies of the cloth-bound British first edition, of which 7870 were sold and "291 were distributed gratis." This copy is undoubtedly one of these 291. We have encountered only two other copies embossed thus, and one of which also bore an original publisher's review slip, corroborating both early and gratis distribution. Provenance is compelling, this copy having been owned by Labour M.P. James Henry Thomas (1874-1949) who twice served as Secretary of State for the Colonies, in 1924 and again in 1935-36. “J. H. Thomas”, whose name inked thus on the front free endpaper is the sole previous ownership mark in the book, also served variously as Lord Privy Seal, Minister for Employment, and Secretary of State for the Dominions. During the First World War, Thomas declined office in David Lloyd George's coalition ministry (in which Churchill served) and opposed military conscription. A trade union president, Thomas – as did Churchill – played a role in settling the General Strike of 1926. Of his role, Churchill said J.H. Thomas had tried “with all the compulsive and persuasive powers of his nature and of his experience to bring about a warding-off of this shocking disaster in our national life.” (Gilbert, Vol V, p. 153) Thomas resigned his second stint as Secretary of State for the Colonies after a financial scandal involving unauthorized disclosure of budget information. Condition is very good. The striking red cloth binding is square and tight. The spine and front cover show modest scuffing and soiling, but remain atypically bright, giving this copy very good shelf appearance. The blank rear cover is likewise bright, but shows some delamination of the buckram glue, particularly at the bottom edge adjacent to the hinge. The contents are respectably clean for the edition, spotting light and primarily confined to prelims and page edges, with transfer browning from the pastedown glue to the facing endpaper recto and modest age-toning and dust soiling to the page edges. My African Journey is notable, among other things, for being the only one of Churchill many books to contain photographs apparently taken by the author. The 61 photographs of this edition were tipped in rather than bound, so copies should always be carefully checked to ensure the presence of all illustrations and maps. All are present here, as is the tissue cover at the frontispiece. In the summer of 1907 Churchill left England for five months, making his way after working stops in southern Europe to Africa for "a tour of the east African domains." In early November, Churchill would kill a rhinoceros, the basis of the striking illustration on the front cover of the British first edition of his eventual book. By now a seasoned and financially shrewd author, Churchill arranged to profit doubly from the trip, first by serializing articles in The Strand Magazine and then by publishing a book based substantially upon them. In November 1908 Hodder and Stoughton published My African Journey as a book, which was a substantial 10,000 words longer than the serialized articles. The British first edition is striking, with a vivid red binding and a prominent front cover bearing a woodcut illustration in blue, grey, and black of Churchill with his bagged white rhinoceros. The red cloth spine proved exceptionally vulnerable to sunning and the lovely books seem to have attracted handling, making wear and soiling the norm. Spotting is also endemic. Bright and clean copies are scarce. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.1, Woods/ICS A12(aa), Langworth p.81.

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        L'Orfevrerie Francaise au XVIIIe and XIX siecles.

      H. Laurens Paris -1912 1908 - 3 Vols., 993 pages. This well illustrated classic work, in French, covers the history of French silversmiths' work in the 18th and 19th centuries from Louis X to Napoleon III, from Germain to Christophle silversmiths. French text. Orig. red boards, remains of labels to spines, otherwise good condition. (MB) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tale Of Jemima Puddle-Duck

      London & New York: Frederick Warne And Co, 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. reddish brown cloth front cover lettered in gilt with gilt border fillet. Aeg. Near fine. 85 pages. 14 x 11 cm. Deluxe issue, frontispiece and 26 color plates. Decorated endpapers, slight stain in lower margins of pages 58-59. Front cover pictorial inset framed in gilt.

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        Félicien Rops : l'homme et l'artiste

      Paris : H. Floury, 1908. First Edition. Finely bound in modern fine-ribbed cloth. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.. Series; Études sur quelques artistes originaux. Physical description; 232 pages. Subjects; Félicien Rops. Artisits. French Art. 20th-century.

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        The Tempest

      London: Hodder & Stoughton [1908]. xxv, 143 pp., Illustrated with 40 lovely tipped in colour plates. N.d [1908]. Full dark blue morocco, marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Illustrated Edition. 1908. 4to..

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        Oxford Quips by a Crank

      Published by Alden & Co. Ltd., Bocardo Press, Oxford First Edition [1908]. 1908., 1908. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original terracotta paper covered boards, black title and author lettering to the front cover, dark green cloth spine. Quarto 10½'' x 8''. Contains 48 pages comprising 42 humorous full-page monochrome illustrations with comic text opposite. Large paper edition with hand written Number 47 which was limited to 50 copies. Very light foxing to the end papers, beyond which the paper is clean and fresh, a little sun fading to the boards and in Very Good condition, the author's rarest work by far. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Porträt Richard Luksch u. Elena Luksch-Makowsky. Platindruck.

       1908. Auf dem großen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert \"R. u. M. Dührkoop\", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet u.r. \"Herr u. Frau Professor Luksch/Juli 1908\", gelöschter Bibliotheksstempel, Im Druck Trockenstempel \"Dührkoop\". Auf Japanpapier und Karton zweifach original-montiert, 21,7 x 16,4 cm (Bildmaß), 42 x 30,7 cm (Blattmaß) Doppelporträt des Jugendstil-Künstlerpaares Luksch/Luksch-Makowsky als Halbfiguren im Profil. Der gebürtige Wiener Bildhauer Richard Luksch (1872-1936), der aus dem Kreis um Gustav Klimt stammte, wurde 1907 an die Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg berufen. Seine Frau, die russische Malerin und Bildhauerin Elena Makowsky (1878-1967), Tochter des bekannten Malers Kostantin Makowsky (1839-1915), war das erste weibliche Mitglied der Wiener Secession. Fotografie, Porträt, Richard Luksch, Elena Luksch-Makowsky, Rudolf Dührkoop, Minya Diez-Dührkoop,

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        The Jungle Book.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1908.. With Illustrations in colour by Maurice and Edward Detmold. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First Detmold edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Jungle Book. With Illustrations in colour by Maurice and Edward Detmold.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First Detmold edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Edinburgh: John Grant, 1908. Our binding is typical of the well-executed, quite pleasing, and generally undervalued work produced under the Bumpus name for a substantial period, beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. Packer says that the Bumpus bindings emanated from the bookselling firm of John and Edward Bumpus, which was founded in 1780; the bindings done during the Victorian period normally carry the Oxford Street address (as does this one), although Packer also gives the address of Holborn Bars, E.C. during the years 1881-83. Philibert, Comte de Grammont, was a libertine and gambler who resided at the courts of Louis XIV of France (from which he was banished) and Charles II of England. His memoirs, written in an entertaining and ironic style, were either dictated to, or composed by, his brother-in-law, Anthony Hamilton (1646?-1720). Although unreliable historically, they paint a vivid portrait of the character and scandals of the court, as seen by an insider.. 181 x 111 mm. (7 1/8 x 4 3/8"). Two volumes. Edited by Gordon Goodwin. Attractive burgundy crushed morocco by J & E Bumpus (stamp-signed on rear turn-in), triple gilt rule, raised bands, spines with heavily gilt compartments featuring a central green clover leaf, gilt lettering, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. With 21 portraits, all with original tissue guards, as called for. A Large Paper Copy. A BEAUTIFUL SET, with nothing but the most trivial imperfections.Our binding is typical of the well-executed, quite pleasing, and generally undervalued work produced under the Bumpus name for a substantial period, beginning in the latter part of the 19th century. Packer says that the Bumpus bindings emanated from the bookselling firm of John and Edward Bumpus, which was founded in 1780; the bindings done during the Victorian period normally carry the Oxford Street address (as does this one), although Packer also gives the address of Holborn Bars, E.C. during the years 1881-83. Philibert, Comte de Grammont, was a libertine and gambler who resided at the courts of Louis XIV of France (from which he was banished) and Charles II of England. His memoirs, written in an entertaining and ironic style, were either dictated to, or composed by, his brother-in-law, Anthony Hamilton (1646?-1720). Although unreliable historically, they paint a vivid portrait of the character and scandals of the court, as seen by an insider.

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        My African Journey. With sixty-one illustrations from photographs by the author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908 - Octavo (181 × 120 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere for Sotheran 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. Pale blemish to front cover (from a previous attempt at polishing); an excellent copy, handsomely bound. With 3 maps and 61 illustrations from photographs by Churchill and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson. 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). Cohen A27; Czech, African Big Game Hunting, p.37; Woods A12. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The lure of the Indian country and a romance of its great resort

      A. Abbott, Sulphur, Okla 1908 - First edition, 12mo, pp. 152; numerous black & white photographic illustrations, light toning, some soiling to extremities, corners and spine ends chipped, else a very good, sound copy in original beige pictorial wrappers. Author is a pseudonym; a collection of stories based on the experiences of a Choctaw woman and includes chapters on Medicine Springs, Statehood, Strategy, White Husband Association, as well as state congressmen and senators. Smith L385. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A House of Pomegranates and other tales. Limited to 1000 copies.

      Methuen and Co 1908 - Some spotting to front cover and mottling to fly leafs. Tiny (10x15mm) bookmark to inside back cover of book. Uncut paper is mottled to page edges. Interior of book is very good indeed pages are very clean and bright. A very good copy of a book that is becoming scarce. More images are available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: George Allen and Sons, 1908. First Edition. 8vo., 242pp.; VG; spine green with gilt lettering; protected with a glassine covering; mild bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; writing on the ffep that reads 'From the library of Lord Dunsany / B. Dunsany / February 1958'; Markings throughout the first story, 'The Sword of Welleran,' in purple and black, adding and subtracting words and letters, possibly in the hand of Lord Dunsany himself; LP collection. Full-priced Rockville.

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      London: Methuen & Co, 1908. FIRST EDITION. This is the first appearance of the perennially popular adventures of Mr. Toad and Company, one of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century. Begun as a series of bedtime stories for the author's only child, the book was written after ill health had forced Grahame (1859-1932) to retire from his banking career. Eyre describes it as "one of the most endearing books ever written for children," noting that "its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible." A. A. Milne, who adapted it for the stage, considered it a "household book"--i.e., found in every household in Britain. And DNB declares it "a cultural icon, and part of the world's literary heritage." Our first edition is not difficult to find, but, because the book was inexpensively made, and because it was used by and for children, a fine copy is rarely seen now.. 195 x 125 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). 3 p.l., 302 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth, edges untrimmed. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Eyre, p. 62. Half-inch split to cloth along rear joint (and that joint slightly worn), extremities with minor rubbing or fraying, spine a shade darker than the covers, trivial foxing to endpapers and flyleaves, but still an excellent copy, the binding entirely sound and still pleasing, and the text fresh, clean, and bright. This is the first appearance of the perennially popular adventures of Mr. Toad and Company, one of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century. Begun as a series of bedtime stories for the author's only child, the book was written after ill health had forced Grahame (1859-1932) to retire from his banking career. Eyre describes it as "one of the most endearing books ever written for children," noting that "its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible." A. A. Milne, who adapted it for the stage, considered it a "household book"--i.e., found in every household in Britain. And DNB declares it "a cultural icon, and part of the world's literary heritage." Our first edition is not difficult to find, but, because the book was inexpensively made, and because it was used by and for children, a fine copy is rarely seen now.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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