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        The Early Iron Industry of Furness and District

      Hume Kitchin, Ulverston 1908 - Thick Tall Octavo. xvii. 464pp. Limited edition of 157 copies. Presentation copy by Author to the Publisher. Publishers black cloth gilt, TEG, some light edge wear and rubbing and some minor fading to boards. Old rusted staple stain to ffep which fades through affecting half title and reverse of frontis. Otherwise clean and bright internally. Illustrated with plates, drawings in text and maps. Former owners bookplate to paste-down (Michael Berry). Errata tipped in. Overall a Very Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers ABA ILAB]
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        Die Menschliche Komödie. 16 Bde.

      Leipzig Insel -11 1908 - Einband u. Titel von E. Gill. Rote Original-Saffianlederbände mit Rückenvergoldung u. Kopfgschn. Sarkowski 69. - Als Beilage in gleicher Ausstattung: 1.: Die dreißig tolldreisten Geschichten. Contes Drolatiques. 2 Bde. Leipzig, Insel 1912. (Sarkowski 77); 2.: Balzacs Briefe an die Fremde. 2 Bde. 1911. (Sarkowski 72); 3.: Physiologie der Ehe. 2. A. 1908. (Sarkowski 88 A). Insgesamt 21 Bände. - Rücken unterschiedlich verblaßt. Einbände etwas berieben, wenige mit Druckstellen. Exlibris entfernt. Ein Band der Beilage Kapital mit kleinen Einrissen. Gewicht (Gramm): 10000

      [Bookseller: Müller & Gräff e.K.]
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        THE BOOK OF THE PEARL, the History, Art, Science, and Industry of the Queen of Gems.

      London, Macmillan, 1908.FIRST EDITION 1908. 4to, 295 x 210 mm, 11½ x 8 inches, 108 plates mostly full page, 16 in colour with tissue guards captioned in red, 2 are folding, 5 maps, pages: xix, 1 - 548 including bibliography and index, original publisher's cloth, heavily decorated with gilt on spine and upper cover, gilt lettering, gilt top edges, other edges untrimmed. Binding rubbed, soiled and slightly grubby, some gilt rubbed away, some wear to upper hinge, 1 tear has been reapired, small crack to foot of upper hinge, some turning creases to top corners, small nick to edge of outer margin of half - title and last endpaper, corners sligtly worn, 2 outer edges have small closed tears neatly repaired, nowhere near text, LACKS COLOUR FRONTISPIECE REPLACED WITH A REASONABLE FACSIMILE, first endpaper replaced, half - title and endpapers faintly browned, a good copy only. See John Sinkankas, Gemology An Annotated Bibliography, Volume 2, page 584, No. 3691: "The text covers the entire span of ancient to modern knowledge of the pearl, its host, formation, the natural history of several shellfish, salt - and fresh - water, methods of fishing, preparation of pearls, marketing, fashion, lore, and many other topics directly or indirectly related to the central theme. Scarcely any aspect is neglected in this truly monumental work which remains indispensable both for the student interested in the strictly scientific aspects and the one interested in the sociological/cultural aspects". It is prized also "for the large number of high quality illustrations in colour and in black - and - white". This is a very heavy book and will require extra postage costs. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Salò am Gardasee" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.33,5x52cm; rechts unten signiert, bezeichnet "Salò" und datiert "1908"

      - [Maße im aufwendig gearbeiteten und blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen (48x66cm) der renommierten Münchner Fachwerkstatt Petzenhammer.] In seinem Schaffen wurde Peder Mønsted stark vom französischen Impressionismus beeinflusst. Mit der Wiederentdeckung der skandinavischen Malerei in den letzten Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts rückten auch Peder Mønsteds Bilder wieder stärker in den Blickpunkt internationalen Sammlerinteresses. Mønsteds Bilder wurden 1995 auf der Ausstellung "Licht des Nordens" in Frankfurt am Main und Stockholm gezeigt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        The Log of My Motor 1908-1911

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

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        The Primrose Path. Being the Adventures of Raymond Forsyth, at Oxford, in London and on the Turf.

      Privately Printed 1908 - FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 50 COPIES, a small amount of very faint foxing to borders of a few pages, pp. [vi], 278, crown 8vo, original navy blue cloth lettered in gilt to backstrip and upper board with design blocked in yellow to the latter, rubbing to extremities, t.e.g. and a little dulled with others untrimmed, faint spotting to free endpapers with a few pieces of related ephemera loosely inserted (including an amusing newspaper clipping about the author stopping a train), good. Inscribed on the half-title: 'To my Mother, with the Author's fondest love'. A very scarce contribution to the' university novel' genre from a British eccentric who for a long time revelled in the status of being the owner of 'Britain's smallest stately home' (Ebberston Hall, near Scarborough) and who was identified by Jeremy Paxman, whilst researching his book on the English, as the epitome of the national character.

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        Blue Lagoon

      Unwin, 1908. Hardcover. Good. 1908. First Edition. 326 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt lettering.Hinge cracked with noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Inscription of previous owners name at front endpaper, inscription is dated 1902, although publication date is 1908. Intermittent dog-eared corners with scuffing along block-edge. Faded gilt trim along top of page edges.Moderate tanning, rubbing and scuffing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing, water marking, ink spots and wear along edges and over surfaces.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
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        La Chasse au météore. Le Pilote du Danube.

      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. Hetzel Paris s.d. [1908] 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Elder or POetic Edda Commonly Known as Saemund's Edda

      London, England: Printed for The Viking Club King's Weighhouse Rooms, 1908. First of this edition. Hardcover. Very Good. W. G. Collingwood. First of this edition of The Elder or Poetic Edda. Part I. The Mythological Poems. Viking Club Translation Series Volume II. 327 pages, with bibliography and index. Illustrated. Rare. In exceptional condition. Pages are uncut. Brown linen with elaborate, gleaming gilt decorated cover and spine. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: The Book House in Dinkytown]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen and Co,, 1908. With a frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Octavo. Original pictorial blue cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, partially unopened. With the dust jacket. Housed in a green cloth chemise and quarter green morocco slipcase. Black and white frontispiece by Graham Robertson. Small bookplate to front pastedown. Very faint crumpling to spine tips, light tanning to endpapers, a few spots to fore and bottom edges of text block. A beautiful copy in fine condition in an equally bright jacket with minute nicks. First edition, first impression. With a loosely inserted autograph letter signed from the author to Captain J. C. Grahame. In the letter, dated 22 July 1908 and written on the author's headed paper from Mayfield, Cookham, Grahame apologizes for being unable to assist his correspondent with his genealogical research. He admits to not having a "genealogical head" and explains: "I possess practically nothing, & am not in communication with anyone who could help, having long lost touch with any Scottish connexions". The year 1908 was the momentous one in which Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England, moved back to Cookham, where he had lived as a child, started to put down the stories which would be published, still in that same year, as The Wind in the Willows. Grahame briefly evokes his new life at Cookham, "I have rather more leisure", and does not hide his relief on having given up the city, where "the strain was becoming all too much for me". Extremely rare in the first issue jacket and in such good condition, extraordinary with an autograph letter.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Important Archive of 31 Autograph Letters Signed

      ("Greek and/or George"), various places, including San Francisco, Carmel, New York City, Oakland, all to author and poet Joseph Noel (70 pages), 1908-1921, six holograph and signed envelopes, one letter from Carrie Sterling, eight Millergraph Company signed stock certificates and a few other items. Very good.This important archive relates to Jack London's and Sterling's investment in the Millergraph Company, with discussions about their personal lives, works in progress, mutual friends, and Sterlings marriage and divorce.Jack London lost a large amount of money when the company failed. See London's Collected Letters for details of the investment as well as his relationship and eventual falling out with Noel.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        L'Agence Thompson and Co

      First and only edition tall 8vo illustrated boards in chromolithography by L. Benett.Cardboard Hetzel editor "in the range of an elephant" in full red calico signed Engel, various gold scientific instruments in the foreground second type of flat "i" as indicated by JAUZAC back to the lighthouse, blue endpapers origins all edges gilt.spine very fractionally past guards and blue lightly shaded, otherwise fine copy. Hetzel Paris s.d. [1908-1914] 18x28cm cartonnage de l'éditeur

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        The Roly-Poly Pudding

      London & New York: Frederick Warne and Co., , 1908. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in blue, titles to front cover in blue and gilt, pictorial label to front cover, bevelled edges, illustrated endpapers. With the printed glassine jacket. Housed in a flat-backed red folding case. Frontispiece, 17 colour plates, outline illustrations to text by the author. Gift inscription to half-title. Some light foxing to edges of text block; an exceptional copy with the superb jacket. First edition, second impression, with 1908 on the title page, but the words "[All rights reserved]" omitted from the foot of the title page.

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        Twentieth Century Impressions of Hongkong, Shanghai, and other Treaty Ports of China:

      London, Durban, Perth &c.: Lloyd's Greater Britain Publishing Company, Ltd., , 1908. Their History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources. Editor-in-Chief... (London). Assistant Editor: H.A. Cartwright. (Hongkong and Shanghai). Quarto. (310 × 237mm). Publisher's green full morocco over bevelled boards, title gilt to the spine, low bands, gilt devices to the compartments, gilt pictorial roundel centre-tool of Hong Kong within gilt French fillet panel to the front board, similar panel to the lower board in blind, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers with linen tape-reinforced hinges as issued. Profusely illustrated throughout in half-tone. Just a little rubbed, corners slightly bumped, private library bookplate in Chinese to the front pastedown, blanks a touch browned, the half-title with a mild stain at the top corner, but overall very good. First Edition. Highly attractive, and superbly illustrated encyclopaedic study of Britain's interests in China at the turn of the twentieth century. The majority of the text relates to HK with separate sections on finance, education, flora & fauna, industries - silk, tea and cotton - sports, and the life and customs of the native Chinese population. A similar section on Shanghai is followed by 200pp. summarising the other Treaty Ports and Foreign Settlements of China. A wonderfully well-preserved copy of this highly-desirable work.

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        The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe.

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        The Burlington Magazine 12 volumes. March 1903-March 1908 (11 books)

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

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        Les Contes de Jacques Tournebroche.

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

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        Das Wesen und der Hauptinhalt der theoretischen Nationaloekonomie

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

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

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

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

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

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        The War in the Air.

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

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        The Adventures of Borbee and the Wisp, The Story Of A Sophisticated Little Girl And An Unsophisticated Little Boy.

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

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        Anne of Green Gables

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

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

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

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        My African Journey


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

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

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        My African Journey.

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

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        The Glasgow School of Painters

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

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

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

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        BeitrŠge zur Všlkerkunde von Surinam.

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

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        Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes


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

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

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

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

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        The Wind in the Willows

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

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        The Singular Experience of John Scott Eccles

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Unmasking of Robert Houdin


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        The Magician.

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

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

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

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

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

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