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        The Northwest Passage Being the Record Of A Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Gjoa" 1903-1907

      London, England: Archibald Constable and Company Limited, 1908. First English language edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Volume 1- 335 pp. Volume 2- 397 pp. Octavo. With over 130 illustrations and intact fold-out maps to rear of both volumes. Original dark green covers with gilt-stamped decorative image on front covers and gilt titles on spine. Bumping to spine extremities and corners. Extensive rubbing to underside of covers with boards exposed. Some surface wear to covers with a few nicks to spine. Blank clean endpapers. Minor foxing. Frontispiece with tissue guard intact in both volumes. Extensively illustrated throughout. Spines tender with some threads exposed but all pages are intact. Heavy.

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        The Glasgow School of Painters

      James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow 1908 - 51pp + plates. 54 Reproductions in Photogravure [B/W] by J Craig Annan. With dust jacket Subjects include Joseph Crawhall, Sir James Guthrie, Harrington Mann, T Corsan Morton, Alexander Roche, and J Pittendrigh Macgillivray. Language: eng VG : in very good condition. Eps foxed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Comptes-rendus du VI Congres international d'anthropologie criminelle (Turin, 28 Avril - 3 Mai 1906)

      Bocca Freres, Milan-Turin-Rome 1908 - In 8, pp. LXXX + 675 con 32 tavv. f.t. tra foto in b/n., tavole sinottiche, tabelle, diagrammi. In particolare, sei grandi tavole ripiegateÂraff. oggetti contenuti nel Museo di Antropologia criminale e psichiatria di Torino. Taglietti ai margg. delle carte. Legatura in mz. pl. coeva con 5 nervi al dorso. Interessante e corposaÂpubblicazione contenente gli atti del VI congresso internazionale di antropologia criminale con interventi di: Ferri, Spira, Maxwell, Van Engelen, Lombroso, Antonini, Albanel, Ascarelli, Gasti, Agiolella, Audenino, Burzio, Panseri e molti altri (preponderante, come si vede, la presenza degli Italiani). FRA

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        The Wind in the Willows.

      - London: Methuen & Co., 1908. 8vo, (6), 302 pp., frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard. Original blue green cloth with pictorial gilt designs on backstrip and upper cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Cloth with a few marks, worn at joints and corners, front hinge cracked, scattered foxing throughout. An unsophisticated copy in a custom folding box. First edition of the timeless adventures of Ratty, Mole, and Mr Toad, which originated in letters Grahame wrote to his seven-year old son "Mouse". Methuen wasn't sure what to make of the book, "no lighthearted story about a countryside community of animals but a long and ramifying fable", (Grolier 100) and released it on its adult rather than juvenile list, but children and their parents understood it from the start and a second edition was required with a month of publication. By the time of the E.H. Shepard illustrated edition in 1932 the book was recognised as a children's classic. Grolier Children's 100. Cotsen I 696. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories.

      London: George Allen & Sons,, 1908. With Illustrations by S. H. Sime. Square octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover, large gilt sword motif on front cover, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 9 plates by Sydney Sime. Jacket torn and with tape repairs on verso, spine of binding toned, small dull red stain on back cover, the odd sign of handling internally, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding with "George Allen / & Sons" at the base of the spine. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Copies in the dust jacket are decidedly uncommon. Dunsany's third book, a collection of "dreamlike" (ODNB) short stories, many featuring the pantheon of Gods that the author introduced in his first book, The Gods of Pegana (1905). The "graceful escapism and the fairy-tale qualities" of Dunsany's writing have been a major influence on numerous writers and film makers, from Tolkien, Lovecraft and Michael Moorcock to Guillermo Del Toro. The illustrator Sydney Sime made his name illustrating Dunsany's books, "he was a master of the macabre and the sinister finished with a beautiful cold pen line" (Houfe, The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, p. 301).

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        The Northwest Passage Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Gjoa 1903-1907. With a Supplement By First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander of the Expedition

      London: Constable 1908 - London: Constable, 1908. 2 volumes. 1st UK Edition. Volume I: [xiii], 335pp, frontis with tissue guard of Amundsen plus 69 black-and-white photographic plates - several full page, fold-out maps in rear pockets of each volume including The Route of the "Gjoa" Through the Northwest Passage. Volume II: [ix], 397pp, frontis of the "Gjoa" meeting its first whaling ship with tissue guard, plus 70 black-and-white photographic plates, large fold-out color map at rear entitled Map of King Haakon VII Coast and Queen Maud's Sea, and of Lieutenant Hansen and Sergeant Ristveldt's Sledge Expedition 1905. Publisher's dark blue-green cloth on beveled-boards with bright gilt lettering-- covers in excellent condition, top page edges gilt and pictorial covers with bright gilt decoration. No prior ownership markings, hinges strong and uncracked, no foxing, folds or tears - Complete, clean and a Near Fine set.--Arctic Bibliography 402 The first person narrative of the successful Norwegian Northwest Passage Expedition led by Roald Amundsen in the "Gjoa". This famous polar expedition was the first to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage after countless efforts and numerous lives lost. Included in the narrative are the voyage to the Canadian Arctic, wintering at Gjoa Haven on King William Island, Eskimos encountered including Mackenzie Delta Eskimos, numerous boat and sledge journeys, food and hunting. The narrative is particularly abundant with cultural information regarding Eskimo life and customs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peter Schöffers Liederbuch. Tenor / Discantus / Bassus / Altus. Mainz 1513. (Faksimile nach dem einzigen bekannten Exemplar des Originaldrucks). Hg. von der Gesellschaft Münchener Bibliophilen. 4 Bde.

      München, Köhler, 1908 - Quer-8°. Mit Noten. 67; 35; 35; 33 tls. num., tls. pag. Bl. Einzige Ausgabe des einzigen Faksimiles des nur in einem Exemplar erhaltenen Liederbuches. - Nr. 14 von 40 num. Expl. für Mitglieder (Gesamtauflage: 100 Expl.). - Exemplar des Historikers Hans Ferdinand Helmolt (1865-1929). - Peter Schöffer d. J. "war einer der bedeutendsten älteren Musikdrucker Deutschlands, der durch die Eleganz seiner für die damalige Zeit neuen Musiknotation einem Petrucci ebenbürtig war" (Riemann12, PT II, 624). Das Mainzer "Liederbuch gehört zu den repräsentativsten Stücken aus dem umfangreichen Werk Schöffers und bietet uns einen besonderen Einblick in die Musik- und Liedpraxis im Südwesten des Deutschen Reiches" (Classen, Deutsche Liederbücher des 15. und 16. Jhs., S. 276f.). Es enthält 61 überwiegend weltliche deutsche Lieder zu vier Stimmen aus dem Repertoire der Stuttgarter Hofkapelle Herzog Ulrichs von Württemberg. - Rodenberg, Dt. Bibliophilie 108. MGG XII, 16. De Boor/Newald IV/2, 241. - Unaufgeschnittenes, frisches Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 OKart. mit OU (etwas lichtrandig) für alle Bde. im OPp.-Schuber (dieser berieben und mit Läsuren). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Sander]
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        Hyperion. Eine Zweimonatsschrift. 12 Hefte in 6 Bänden, 1 von 1000 Exemplaren auf englischem Velin. (Mit allen 113 Kunstbeigaben, teils als O-Grafik, mehreren Erstdrucken u. a. von Kafka, Rilke, Heinrich Mann).

      München, Hans von Weber, 1908 (bis 1910) - Einband nur sehr leicht berieben, innen nur sehr schwache Gebrauchsspuren; insgesamt sehr sauber, sehr gut erhalten. Mit allen Kunstbeilagen vollständig. 216; 200; 192; 204; 192; 192 S. 113 Tafeln. Deutsch 7200g Gr.4° goldgeprägtes Orig.- Leinen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Dieux s'en vont, d'Annunzio reste.Paris,Sansot,

      1908 - Lievi fioriture alle prime e alle ultime carte. Dessins a la plume par Valeri. Sexieme edition(indicazione fittizia).Bella dedica autografa dell'autore a Domenico Oliva. All'occhietto. Edizione originale. Gambetti-Vezzosi p.514. In-16°;202 pp.Legatura editoriale in brossura a stampa. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Published by Collins Clear Type Press, 1908. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Adams, Frank. Very good condition with no wrapper. Blue pictorial cloth, with gilt title labels. Front cover shows artist being watched by girl, spine shows lady with girl 4 colour plates. 336 pages. Purple endpapers. SIGNED by author by means of a dedication to half-title. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed, covers just a little grubby and illustration to spine has faded a little. Front joint cracked. Hinges cracked. Foxing to contents. A nice copy of the first edition. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

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        Of the Imitation of Christ

      London: Chatto and Windus, , 1908. As translated out of Latin by Richard Whytford... Re-edited into modern English with an Historical Introduction by Wilfrid Raynal. Octavo. Original blind-stamped brown morocco binding with brass clasps in imitation of a late 15th-century German binding, all edges brown, marbled endpapers. Title page printed in blue & black, colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates by William Russell Flint mounted on thick paper (with captioned tissue guards). Spine lightly sunned, one clasp missing, a touch of foxing in places. A very good copy. A very attractive edition of Thomas à Kempis's masterpiece, here in a "modernised" version of the popular 16th-century translation by Richard Whitford (or Whytford).

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        Photographs of Nebulae and Clusters, made with the Crossley Reflector.

      Sacramento Shannon 1908 - (30 x 24 cm). 46 S. Mit 4 Abbildungen und 70 Tafeln in Heliogravüre. Original-Leinwandband. (Publications of the Lick Observatory, Vol. VIII). Erste Ausgabe seiner posthum von Ch. D. Perrine herausgegebenen berühmten Fotografien von Spiralnebeln; hier in einem Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von Martin Brendel, Professor für Astronomie und Direktor der Sternwarte des Physikalischen Vereins in Frankfurt. - Der US-amerikanische Astrophysiker und Direktor der Lick-Sternwarte James Edward Keeler (1857-1900) zeichnete sich besonders durch seine Beobachtungskunst und die Verbesserung astronomischer Instrumente aus. Er fotografiert eine Vielzahl von Nebeln und stellt dabei fest, dass der Großteil der Galaxien eine Spiralform aufweist. "When he died at the age of forty-two, Keeler was the leading astrophysicist in the United States. He is best remembered today. for his discovery of the abundance of spirals among the nebulae. Keeler was able to put into use the thirty-six-inch Crossley reflecting telescope, which had defied earlier astronomers (it was difficult to operate because of an unusual mounting, designed, furthermore, for its original location in England). With the Crossley, Keeler took a series of photographs that revealed how greatly spiral nebulae - later identified as exterior galaxies - outnumbered all the other hazy objects detectable in the sky" (DSB). Der Band enthält auch den Wiederabdruck seiner Arbeit "The Crossley reflector of the Lick Observatory". - Vorsatz und Titel mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. Einband etwas bestoßen, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 7, 270 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rosa. Af student Parelius´ papirer.

      Kristiania og Kjøbenhavn, Gyldendal, 1908. 8vo. 343 s. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. (Brunt). Ex libris på forsats. (Aase Bye)

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        Rosa. Af student Parelius' papirer.

      Kra. & Kbh. 1908. 8vo. Brunt originalt shirtingbind. 343 s.. Liten plett på bakdekkelen, ellers et pent eksemplar

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        Die Funktionen der Nervencentra. Deutsche Ausgabe redigiert durch R. Weinberg. 3 Bände.

      Jena Fischer -11 1908 - (25,5 x 17 cm). IX, 691 S./ VIII S., SS. (693)-1336/ X S., SS. (1337)-2047. Mit 455 Abbildungen. Original-Broschuren, unbeschnitten. Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieses grundlegenden Werkes. - Die Bände enthalten: I: Einleitung, Untersuchungsmethoden, Rückenmark und verlängertes Mark; II: Kleinhirn, Mittelhirn, Zwischenhirn und subkortikale Ganglien; III: Hemisphären des Grosshirns. - Bechterew (1857-1927), Schüler von Charcot und Wundt, war Professor für Psychiatrie und Neurologie in Kasan und St. Petersburg. Er gilt zusammen mit Pawlow als Begründer der russischen Experimentalpsychologie und als Vater der Verhaltenstherapie. - Einbände leicht angestaubt und minimal bestoßen, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - Hirsch/H. Erg. 85 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [Yokohama 1908, Grand Hotel]. Black cloth, 11 x 14.5 cm.,65+. +26p., many charming & quaint period advertisements, very. good, with folding color pocket map, b. w. photos, English. text. QUITE RARE !. A MINIATURE POCKET-BOOK & GUIDE BOOK Excellent guide designed for foreign visitors. Covers arts, crafts, scenic spots, famous places, gardens, temples, etc. The folding map in the rear pocked covers an overview of the whole of Yokohama. In the key, it lists banks, churches, consulates, hotels, merchants, newspapers, S.S. companies & miscellaneous places, each place is numbered to match. With many quaint period adverts, several illustrated. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Anne of Green Gables

      Page, Boston 1908 - First issue, dated April, 1908 on the copyright page, with 8 page publisher's catalogue at the rear. Variant binding, most copies being in green or tan cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed & soiled and there is an ownership signature, but this is a solid, internally fine copy of the very rare first issue of Montgomery's first novel. Illustrated by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. 8vo, pinkish gray cloth, pictorial cover label. Boston: Page, 1908. First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Writings. Containing a biography by Thomas Clio Rickman and Appreciations by Leslie Stephen, Lord Erkine, Paul Desjardins, Robert G. Ingersoll, Elbert Hubbard and Marilla M. Ricker. Edited and annotated by Daniel Edwin Wheeler.

      New York: Vincent Parke and Company, 1908 - 10 volumes, octavo (218 X 148 mm). Publisher's burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt separated by raised bands, matching cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. An excellent set. Portrait frontispiece to volume one surrounded by an ornate foliate border in green, gold and red. De Grand Luxe Republic edition of the centenary issue. Limited to 75 numbered sets, signed by the editor, of which this is number 7. Rare in the original publisher's binding. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        LEGEND IN JAPANESE ART: Description of Historical Episodes Legendary Characters,

      London [1908], Kegan. Red cloth, 16 color, 700 b.w. plates &. illustrations, bibliography, Japanese index, very good, 2. vol. set, rebound in 2 parts, preserving the original front. covers, all edge gilt, else clean solid. FIRST EDITION. THE MOST VALUABLE STANDARD JAPANEWE REFERENCE SOURCE ! A detailed iconography, one of the first ever compiled on Japan and still considered the best reference work. Devoted to explanations of decorations on Netsuke, Inro, Tsuba and other sword furniture, sculpture, prints, illustrated books, paintings, etc. Illustrates pieces from the Behrens, Trower, Gilbertson, Saltarel, Kawada, Brockhaus, Tomkinson, Collie, Hawkshaw, Naunton and Victoria & Albert Collections, et al. An indispensable reference work for collectors and students. H. Joly died during the 1920's and was probably the greatest European authority on Japanese sword mounts of his time. * By and large one of the most important Japanese art refere- nce books of the 20th century. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        THE WAR IN THE AIR And Particularly How Mr Bert Smallways Fared While it Lasted

      London: George Bell and Sons. 1908. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Primary binding. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. With sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by A. C. Michael. A lovely near fine copy. The binding is square and tight with a little bumping at the spine tips and corners. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and other than some spotting to the text block edge, clean throughout. A very attractive example. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        12 Ansichten aus Deutsch-Ost-Afrika [nebst einer Karte].

      Karlsruhe, Kunstdruckerei Künstlerbund, 1908. - Die Bilderentwürfe lieferte Maler Hans Völker. Die Ausstattung besorgte Maler A. Glück. Kolonialserie, 2. Eine Widmungskarte, eine Einführungskarte, 12 farbige Bilder auf Karton, sehr gut zum Rahmen geeignet, und eine farbige Übersichtskarte. Lose ohne Einschlagmappe, von schöner Erhaltung. Die Bilder zeigen: Victoria-See (Victoria-Nyansa), Kilimandjaro, Hafen von Tanga, Usambarabahn, Wissmanndenkmal in Bagamoyo, Im Haven von Dar-es-Salaam, Gouvernements-Krankenhaus in Dar-es-Salaam, Markthalle in Dar-es-Salaam, Mohorofluss (Rufiyigebiet), Nacht im Palmenwald, Urwald (Busch mit blühenden Aloes), In Unyamwesi (Umgebung von Tabora) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph manuscript of the song "Meriggiata,"

      The manuscript for the printer, signed and inscribed on the autograph title,"Meriggiata Parole e musica di R. Leoncavallo" (Daydream Words and music by R. Leoncavallo), for bass voice and piano, text beginning, "Alto splende nel cielo d'azzuro…," with manuscript dedication to Titta Ruffo (his 1908 recording is available on Youtube). 8 pages, folio, 14-stave paper, no place, November 17, 1908, also signed and dated at the end, "R. Leoncavallo 17 November 1908." Notated in pencil on mostly three systems of four staves each per page, with directives and printer's markings, comprising 40 bars in all.

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        Der Hererofeldzug 1904/06 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des 6. Komp. Feld-Regimentes 1. Mit 2 Karten

      Flensburg, Huwald, 1908. - Halbleinwand der Zeit mit aufkaschiertem Original-Deckblatt, 8°, 60 Seiten. Zwei mehrfach gefaltete Karten zu den Gefechten am Waterberg und im Sandfeld sowie eine Übersichtskarte zu Deutsch-Südwestafrika, beide am oberen Falz leicht gelöst. Einbandkanten berieben, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt aber sauber, nur minimal fingerfleckig. Mit handschr. Widmund des Autors vom Juni 1908. Vorsatz und Titel gestempelt mit Friedrich Herzog, also offenbar aus dessen Bibliothek stammend.

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      Paris, L'Edition, J. Chevrel, 1908 - Edition publiée d'après le texte original avec une étude sur Choderlos de Laclos et une bibliographie des "Liaisons dangereuses" par Ad. Van Bever. Vingt eau-fortes originales par Martin Van Maele. Paris, L'Edition, J. Chevrel, 1908 1 volume in-8 (24,8 x 15,8 cm) broché de XXIX-384-(3) pages. 20 eaux-fortes hors-texte en noir. Exemplaire à l'état proche du neuf, tel que paru. Chaque eau-forte est protégée par un calque imprimé. TIRAGE UNIQUE A 225 EXEMPLAIRES. CELUI-CI, 1 DES 175 EXEMPLAIRES SUR PAPIER VERGE D'ARCHES.Il a été tiré 50 exemplaires de tête sur papier du Japon (avec suites). L'illustration de Martin Van Maele n'est aucunement licencieuse. Il s'agit ici d'une suite de gravures délicieusement suggestives, à peine érotiques, mais totalement évocatrices du texte sensuel de Choderlos de Laclos. Le texte de Choderlos de Laclos initialement paru en 1782 est trop connu pour en faire ici l'éloge. L'étude sur l'auteur qui ouvre le volume est très intéressante. BEL EXEMPLAIRE DE CE LIVRE PEU COMMUN. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      - DOGS. THREE JOVIAL PUPPIES rhymed by E.D. Cuming. London: Blackie & Son, no date [1908]. Folio (11 x 15 5/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slight tip and edge rubbing else near Fine. The rhymes relate the misadventures of adorable fox-hunting puppies that begin their training by hunting everything that moves - from a turkey to a garden hose. Illustrated by J.A. SHEPHERD in color on every page and with pictorial endpapers reminiscent of Aldin. Printed frenchfold on quality paper. Considering the size and age, it is amazing that this picture book has survived in such nice condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diary of a New Chum

      Book Lovers' Library, Melbourne 1908 - 64pp. No inscriptions. Printed by McCarron, Bird & Co., 479 Collins Street Melbourne. Illustrated front cover. Deckle edged pages which are browned. Some wear to spine and yapped edges of the covers. Paul Wenz (1869-1939) was born in Reims. His father Emile Wenz was a wool merchant with wool-buying agencies in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. In 1892 Paul went on a long tour of the family wool interests. He spent two years jackarooing in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Eventually he managed the wool-buying agencies frequently travelling to Sydney and Melbourne. From 1900 onwards he published short stories, written in French, set in Australia. He published his only book in English " Diary of a New Chum" in 1908 at Melbourne under the pseudonym Paul Warrego. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Liguria preistorica

      Tipografia Sordomuti, Genova 1908 - In 4°, legatura in mezza pergamena con titoli oro su tassello. pp. 765, (1) con 271 illustrazioni nel testo e 8 tavole in nero. Firma di antica mano al frontespizio. Ottimo stato. Opera assai rara e ricercata. Edizione originale. Un viaggio a ritroso in una Liguria oggi anche eccessivamente antropizzata, un andar per caverne non si sa quanto ancora oggi accessibili o conservate, una serie di reperti tombali che documentano il passaggio e l’insediamento di etnìe non solo mediterranee Numerose figure nel testo ed alcune tavole accompagnano la trattazione a dir poco ponderosa e documentata. Arturo Issel (1842-1922) scienziato e paleontologo genovese, fu professore ordinario di Geologia e Mineralogia presso l'Università degli Studi di Genova dal 1866 fino al 1891, e in seguito direttore del Museo Geologico di Genova fino al 1917. Tra i suoi molti interessi archeologia preistorica e negli ultimi suoi anni di vita fu Presidente della Società Ligure di Storia Patria. L'oggetto delle sue ricerche geologiche fu principalmente la Liguria e tra le sue opere quella più celebre e ricercata è senza dubbio Liguria Geologica e Preistorica, pubblicata per la prima volta da Donath nel 1892. Il pubblico fece lieta accoglienza a siffatto lavoro, che rimase in breve esaurito; laonde, trascorsi 15 anni e venuti in luce molti documenti inediti intorno alla materia, pensai di richiamarlo a nuova vita, ponendolo a livello dei recenti progressi. Esaurito il mio compito, ne risulta non già una seconda edizione, ma un'opera maggiore e diversa dall'originaria (cfr. Prefazione dell'Autore). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works.

      London: Methuen & Co,, 1908. 14 volumes, octavo. Original limp vellum, gilt lettered spines and front covers, gilt motifs on front covers from designs by Charles Ricketts, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. General light soiling to covers, stain to top edge and back cover of Intentions, light splash marks on spine of A House of Pomegranates. A very good set. First collected edition of Wilde's works, the de luxe issue of 80 sets printed on Japanese vellum. "The text is taken in most instances from the last editions issued under the superintendence of the author. In some cases the volumes contain additional matter which had not previously been reprinted, while some of the volumes contain matter here published for the first time" (Mason). Copyright in The Picture of Dorian Gray was held by Charles Carrington, so that volume alone appears with his Paris imprint. A most attractive set in the original striking vellum bindings, from the library of the American explorer Alexander Hamilton Rice (1875-1956) and his wife Eleanor Elkins Rice, with their armorial bookplate (from Tiffany & Co) on each front pastedown.

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        The Life and Writings.

      New York: Vincent Parke and Company, , 1908. Containing a biography by Thomas Clio Rickman and Appreciations by Leslie Stephen, Lord Erkine, Paul Desjardins, Robert G. Ingersoll, Elbert Hubbard and Marilla M. Ricker. Edited and annotated by Daniel Edwin Wheeler. 10 volumes, octavo (218 X 148 mm). Publisher's burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt separated by raised bands, matching cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece to volume one surrounded by an ornate foliate border in green, gold and red. An excellent set. De Grand Luxe Republic edition of the centenary issue. Limited to 75 numbered sets, signed by the author and publisher, of which this is number 7. Rare in the original publisher's binding.

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        Les chefs-d'oeuvre d'art ancien a l'Exposition de la Toison d'or a Bruges en 1907 / texte de H. Kervyn de Lettenhove . [et al.]

      Bruxelles : G. van Oest 1908 - Provenance; Newhouse galleries with their bookplate. Good to very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, leather-backed pictorial cloth boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; Limited edition; number 470 of only 500 copies. Physical description; xvi, 272 p., 103 leaves of plates : ill. ; 37 cm. Notes; Many of the plates are accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress. Includes bibliography. Subjects; Order of the Golden Fleece. Art & Painting - Belgium - Flanders - Bruges - Exhibitions. 272 pp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 223677. 8 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hyperion. Eine Zweimonatsschrift. 12 Hefte in 6 Bänden, 1 von 1000 Exemplaren auf englischem Velin. (Mit allen 113 Kunstbeigaben, teils als O-Grafik, mehreren Erstdrucken u. a. von Kafka, Rilke, Heinrich Mann)

      München, Hans von Weber, 1908 (bis 1910) 216; 200; 192; 204; 192; 192 S. 113 Tafeln. Gr.4° goldgeprägtes Orig.- Leinen Einband nur sehr leicht berieben, innen nur sehr schwache Gebrauchsspuren; insgesamt sehr sauber, sehr gut erhalten. Mit allen Kunstbeilagen vollständig. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Bücher mit Original-Grafiken. Limitierte Auflagen.

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      Published by Methuen & Co., 1908. 2nd edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Robertson, Graham. Good condition with no wrapper. The original edition of this much-loved classic about life on the River Bank. Just one illustration - a b/w frontis by Robertson. Dark green cloth, gilt decorations to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 302 pages. Spine and corners bumped with slight wear to top and tail of spine. A few small wrinkles in cloth. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Endpapers lightly browned. Foxing and some grubby fingermarks to page margins. Second edition published same year/month as first edition. [R]

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        Photograph Album documenting the construction and testing of the New York City Fire Department's High Pressure Hydrant System

      New York City, 1908. Photograph Album. Very Good. Oblong 12 Mo. The album measures 10.5" x 7" and contains 25 leaves with 72 photographs ranging in size from 3.25" x 2.25" to 9" x 6". A printed organizational roster of the National Fire Protection Association is laid in. One leave loose, otherwise in very nice shape. By the beginning of the 20th century, skyscraper fires had become a major concern in New York City as pumper wagons were unable to generate enough pressure to shoot water to the top of the high buildings. So, between 1905 and 1908, the city built a high pressure hydrant system to protect the entire area from 23rd Street to the Battery powered by two pumping stations. Upon its completion, an article in Technical World Magazine noted that "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. . . ." These exceptional photographs include images of the construction, the Ganswvoort pumping station, pumping equipment and wagons, and the demonstration and testing of the system performed in July of 1908.

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        Manuscrit autographe signé "Enquoi consiste le travail sur soi?"

      - DAUMAL René (1908-1944), poète, écrivain et dramaturge. M.A.S. « En quoi consiste le travail sur soi ? ». 1 p. in-8. Après une déclinaison en quatre points (« se diviser pour s'observer soi-même », « essayer de de se rappeler de soi », « se diviser pour lutter contre les obstacles » et « imiter la conscience »), Daumal conclut : « En résumé la sensation que j'ai maintenant du travail est : faire la guerre. Guerre entre l'essence et la personnalité, le réel et l'imaginaire, l'attention et la mécanicité, etc. Guerre, toujours, du moins mécanique contre le plus mécanique. » On joint : une L.A.S. adressée à son voisin Puyaubert pour une invitation à diner (Paris, s.d., 1 p. in-4), et le Bon à tirer signé des textes « Je parle dans tous les âges » et « l'Entrée des larves ».

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        British Hunts and Huntsmen. In Four Volumes. Containing a short history of each fox and stag hunt in the British Isles, together with biographical records of masters past and present, and some members of each hunt. Also an introductory chapter on mediaeval hunting, and articles concerning the stag, the fox, the hound, and the horse, and all subjects allied thereto. Profusely Illustrated with Engravings and Half-Tone Illustrations.

      The Biographical Press, London. 1908 1st ed - 4 Vols. Large. Size approx 15 x 11 ins. Half bound in red morocco leather to spine and corners with red cloth covered boards. With raised and gilt banding to spines, gilt lettering, and gilt edging to leather on boards. All page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. xviii, 591; xvi, 606; xvi, 664; xvi, 625 [pp]. 228 engraved plates, and many half-tone illustrations. In very good conditions. Rubbing to leather with some chipped edges and corners, cloths are lightly faded with some lighter soiled patches and some darker rubbed/handling marks. Bindings all tight and sound. Pages clean and tight. Some light browning/ very mild foxing to some engravings. Else a very clean and tight set. Four Volumes: England South West; England South East, East & East Midlands; England North East, West Midlands and Wales; and England North, Scotland & Ireland.

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      London: William Heinemann,, 1908. Quarto. Original vellum boards, titles to spine and front board gilt, image blocked in gilt to front board, brown endpapers. With 40 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Small W H Smith bookseller's ticket at rear pastedown. Some marks to boards, which are remarkably unbowed, internally some minor spotting to tissue guards, but withal an excellent copy. First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 170 of 1,000 numbered copies signed by Rackham.

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        Recent progress in Magneto-Optics

      1908 - de 12 pages et 8 planches London, William Clownes and sons, 1908, in-8, de 12 pages et 8 planches, exemplaire broché, sans couverture, Rare tiré à part portant un envoi de l'auteur à Jean Becquerel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Anne of Green Gables

      L. C. Page, 1908 The first impression of the first edition. Very good minus condition. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. L.C. Page, Boston, 1908. First edition dated "April 1908" on the verso of title page. Octavo, original brown cloth, titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Mounted pictorial label on front panel. Illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Anne has been stealing the hearts of readers generation after generation since it was first published in 1908. At that time, there were not many great female protaganists in novels, but there was a great audience of women readers who fell in love with this bright and extremely imaginative red-headed orphan. The book was an immediate sensation and the series followed. It's one of these most beloved girl books ever written, having sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and translated into at least 20 languages. It has also been adapted into numerous films, television series, and plays. "Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?".. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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

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        Weights and balances (Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire, 31271-31670)

      SAE, Le Caire 1908 - 1908, first edition. Folio. Modern hardcover binding, perfect condition, no markings. Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wisdom of the East Series: The Conduct of Life, or The Universal Order of Confucius, A Translation of One of the Four Confucian Books, Hitherto Known as the Doctrine of the Mean

      London: John Murray, 1908 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 17.1*12.5cm, 60p. Previous owner's name on top of front free endpaper, otherwise a clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kramers Taschenbuch der Rassegeflügelzucht.

      Würzburg Stürtz () 1908 - 2. Aufl.; 32 Seiten Text mit 1 Portrait + 107 chromolith. Tafeln; Originalhalbleinwandeinband mit Deckeltitel und Deckelvignette (5 Tafeln mit winzigen Verklebungen, eine rückseitig mit geringem Textverlust; sonst schönes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. Geflügel

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Le Roy Soleil.

      - P. Boivin et Cie 1908. Grand in-4°, pleine percaline bleue premier plat orné d'un décor polychrome, dos lisse, tranches dorées. Nombreuses illustrations en couleurs, souvent à pleine page de Maurice LELOIR. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - EATON,SEYMOUR. THE ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD. Philadelphia: Stern 1908. 4to, cloth backed boards, pictorial paste on, 178p., light edge rubbing, spine faded and very faint small edge soil on several pages else tight and VG. 1st edition. Illustrated by R.K. CULVER with 15 color plates plus many black & whites. The Bears meet King Edward and travel in Europe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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      Original cloth gilt with mounted pictorial pastedown. First Edition (second issue.) Bookplate of the noted collector of cat books, Marianne Gourary to blank verso of front endpaper.A fine copy and the best we have handled.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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        Das Buch der Tausend Nächte und der einen Nacht. Vollständige und in keiner Weise gekürzte Ausgabe nach den vorhandenen orientalischen Texten besorgt. 15 Bände (von 18)

      Wien, 1908-14., C.W. Stern, - 8°. Es fehlen die Bände 1, 2 und 8. Orig.-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückenlederschildern und Kopfgoldschnitt. Einige Kapitale etwas bestoßen. Bd. 14 mit kleiner Lochung in zweiter Buchblockhälfte. Seitenränder stellw. Nachgebräunt. Insgesamt schöne und saubere Exemplare. de Band:

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