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        Sheng shen zhi zhang [complete in nine volumes]

      Shanghai: Mei hua shu guan [American Presbyterian Mission Press], 1908. Nine slender volumes bound with thread in Chinese style, text in Chinese, outer brown paper covering on the wraps of the first volume is edgeworn with lost portions around the periphery (not affecting text); the covering remains intact on the other volumes. Interior pages are toned but otherwise very good. Pages remain supple. Average length per volume is about a dozen double-sided leaves; illustrations scattered throughout include several in color. Introductory prefaces by Wu Fengyi, Jia Naizhen, and Cao Zhenxia explain the significance of the work and its necessity in the Chinese context. There were several editions of this work; no holdings of this 1908 edition found in OCLC as of November 2015. A physiology textbook for schools, introducing western medicine and broader concepts in biology. Porter, trained in medicine and theology at Yale, spent a quarter century in China until fleeing at the outbreak of the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.

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        L'herbe d'avril

      Edition du Beffroi 1908 - - Edition du Beffroi, Roubaix 1908, 12x17,5cm, relié. - Edition originale du deuxième ouvrage de l'auteur. Reliure en plein papier à motifs décoratifs, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin maroquiné sapin, couvertures et dos conservés (dos légèrement défraîchi), reliure signée de Boichot. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis Pergaud au poète Georges Duhamel. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the second book of the author. Binding in full decorative paper, smooth back, shagreen as Exhibit maroquiné fir, wrappers and back preserved and bound in (slightly dated back), signed binding Boichot. Precious autograph signed by Louis Pergaud the poet Georges Duhamel. Pleasant beautifully drawn copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A collection of 7 autograph letters from the famed baritone (and later tenor) to the noted tenor Leo Slezak (1873-1946).

      - August 6, 1908 2 pp. Oblong octavo. In black ink. On a card with the address "53 Rue de la Faisanderie" embossed at head. With autograph envelope postmarked Deauville, [August] 7l [1908] and Kramsach-Ache[n]rain [?]August, [19]08. In French (with translation). De Reszke has sent two scores to Slezak, in which he has marked the breaks "according to the traditions of the [?Paris] Opera." He (rightly) predicts that his pupil and successor will have a great international career. "I think a lot about your beautiful voice and your very artistic temperament ?- and I am certain that you will have a great success in your international career." Printed address crossed out and replaced with "Deauville - Villa Eole" in de Reszke's autograph. - April 4, 1909 2 pp. Oblong octavo. In black ink. On a card with "53 Rue de la Faisanderie" embossed at head. With autograph envelope postmarked [?]Paris, April 5, [19]09 and Vienna, April 7, [19]09. In Italian (with translation). De Reszke congratulations Slezak on his much deserved triumphs. He will write administrator Henry Higgins (1855- 1928) in order to secure the role of Otello for Slezak in an upcoming production at Covent Garden. He also mentions Marcella Sembrich (1858- 1935), a noted Polish soprano, and the composer Baron Frédéric d'Erlanger (1868-1943). "You can't imagine how happy and proud I am of your triumphs... all that has come [in your career] you merit by the sacrifice you have imposed upon yourself, and the true and hard work that you undertook with so much courage... Sembrich was also very kind to me. I will write immediately to Higgins for the debut in Otello. I'm afraid that d'Erlanger would like you to sing his opera first, but I will explain to Higgins that this would be a mistake on the Direction's part." - February 5, 1911 2 pp. Oblong octavo. In black ink. On card with "53 Rue de la Faisanderie" embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). De Reszke worries about Slezak's relationship with certain members of the Metropolitan Opera Company, including general manager, Giulio Gatti- Casazza (1869-1940), and star tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). De Reszke notes the successes of some of his other students, including the American soprano, Lucille Marcel (1877-1921), whom he notes "is always with W." Marcel had just married the Viennese conductor Felix Weingartner (1863- 1942) in 1910, and it is to him that De Reszke probably refers here. "You are always in my thoughts and I was often telling myself 'who knows if [Giulio] Gatti-Casazza and this whole Italian group will try to harm you?' I see that I was not wrong... I didn't believe that Caruso could scheme at this point... I hope that you will not cause too much bad blood for yourself because it's not worth the pain and [your] health and the first thing... [Lucille] Marcel is always with W. She sang [...?] in Rome with sensational public success." - April 4, 1911 2 pp. Oblong octavo. In black ink. On card with "53 Rue de la Faisanderie" embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). De Reszke looks forward to seeing Slezak again after the latter's season has ended. He then passes judgment on two of the most prominent tenors of the day, his student Johannes Sembach (1881-1944) and Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). "It seems that Caruso has been very ill in the throat and remained for some weeks without singing; it was a punishment for the intrigues... Now I have the tenor [Johannes] Sembach from Dresden, whom the direction sent me for a year; his voice is good, pleasant, be he had no idea how to place the high notes, [and] for that reason he forced in a terrible way." According to the April 10, 1911 issue of Opera News, laryngitis and an "attack of the grip" forced Caruso to cancel engagements at the Metropolitan Opera and in Rome. - [?]June 29, 1911 1 page. On a postal card. Postmarked Deauville Calvados. In black ink. With photograph of the villa "Mon Rêve" in Bénerville to verso. In Italian (with translation). De Reszke will try to secure performances for Slezak. They will soon have the opportunity to meet. "I will write immediately to Warsaw to find out if someone can arrange a series of concerts for you. We will absolutely pass through Vienna towards the 12th or 13th to go to Poland, where I have many affairs to complete. So we will certainly see each other again." A subsequent letter dated September 23, 1911 indicates that De Reszke had, indeed, used his influence to arrange a series of performances for Slezak at the Imperial Theatre in Warsaw. - September 23, 1911 2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. In black ink on lined paper. In Italian (with translation). De Reszke helps Slezak negotiate terms for a series of performances at the Imperial Theater of Warsaw. He mentions the prominent Italian baritone, Mattia Battistini: an Otello featuring Slezak and Battistini (as Otello and Iago, respectively) would be beautiful indeed. "The Direction of the Imperial Theater of Warsaw will be extremely happy to offer you some performances; but there is the practice that the artist or his representative establish a relationship with them [i.e. the Direction]. You write, therefore, that based on my proposition, you offer your services from the 31st to the 11th of December, that you want to sing Aida, Otello, or some other arrangements, and that you ask for a fee that is, naturally, very very minimal, as a dispensation from your usual [fees], but only for the pleasure of making yourself known in Warsaw. [Mattia] Battistini will be there in December. It would be a beautiful Otello to give with you two." - July 16, 1921 3 pp. of a bifolium. Puy-de-Dôme. In black ink on mourning stationery. In French (with translation). A heart-wrenching letter from an old and dejected De Reszke to his favorite pupil. Aside from a slightly elevated arterial pressure, De Reszke is in good health; his singing and his students allow him to forget an "awful reality." He mentions the deaths of several people close to him, including his son; his brother, the great bass Edouard De Reszke; and his student Lucille Marcel, a prominent American soprano and third wife of conductor Felix Weingartner. He is happy about Slezak's frequent singing and "glorious voice," which "always resounds exultantly." "My two brothers and my son dead during this cursed war and I, the only Reszke, the last of my name, remain to sustain my poor wife who, inconsolable, languishes in a lamentable existence divided between tears and morphine." Some signs of wear but in very good condition overall. . Polish baritone, and later tenor, Jean de Reszke (1850-1925) was one of the most famous opera singers of the late nineteenth century. "His beautiful voice, fine musicianship and handsome appearance made him unsurpassed in the French repertory, as well as in the Wagner roles he sang with such distinction." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online. Leo Slezak (1873-1946) was a prominent Austrian-Czech tenor who "combined great warmth and brilliance of tone with clear enunciation and a most delicate use of mezza voce." After a hiatus of nine years, and a period of intensive study with Jean de Reszke, Slezak reappeared at Covent Garden to sing the title role in Verdi's Otello "with robust power and beauty of tone." Indeed, he became one of the most famous Otellos of his generation. Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online.

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        Den lange Rejse.

      1908 1908 - 6 bd. [Bræen. Skibet. Det tabte Land. Norne-Gæst. Christofer Columbus. Cimbrenes Tog]. Alle orig. udgaver. Kbhvn. 1908-23. Indbundet ubeskåret med de originale for- og bagomslag i smukt privat halvlæder. Bræens omslag lidt nusset, ellers et godt eksemplar med bred margin. * Et af hovedværkerne i det 20ende århundredes danske litteratur.

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        The Tempest, Act III, Scene 3 (Caliban: "Sounds and sweet airs that give delight & hurt not")

      1908. Watercolor, pencil and ink on paper, signed "Edmund Dulac 08" (lower left), additionally inscribed on verso: "Sounds and sweet airs that give delight & hurt not. Act III Sc. III" and numbered 31. 15 x 9-7/8 in. Matted and framed. Watercolor, pencil and ink on paper, signed "Edmund Dulac 08" (lower left), additionally inscribed on verso: "Sounds and sweet airs that give delight & hurt not. Act III Sc. III" and numbered 31. 15 x 9-7/8 in. A beautiful Dulac watercolor, an idyllic waterside scene for Caliban's "Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not," from Dulac's second major gift book commission. The Dulac Tempest was issued as part of a projected series of Shakespeare illustrated by contemporary artists that was never completed. "Dulac can be considered a perfect illustrator for Shakespeare because of his tendency always to mix in with serious pictures some humorous ones, just as Shakespeare inserted scenes of comic relief between his serious ones ... Dulac shows sensitivity to the nuances of the sea with his beautiful greens and blues and patterns of surf and rocks" (Hughey). Dulac "showed greater human understanding as the illustrations moved beyond stage scenes and became mood pictures or tone poems ... Dulac's greater assurance in The Tempest was manifested in many beautifully observed scenes ... The publication of The Tempest in November 1908 was again timed to coincide with the Leicester Galleries' exhibition of the original watercolours, and both the art and book critics acclaimed his work, particularly his treatment of the sea" (White, Edmund Dulac, p. 36). Provenance: Countess of Lytton. Exhibited: London, Leicester Galleries, 1908. Literature: Shakespeare's Comedy of the Tempest (Hodder & Stoughton, 1908), p. 58; Hughey, Edmund Dulac: His Book Illustrations, no. 19

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        La Collection Kelekian Etoffes & Tapis d'Orient & de Venise

      Paris, Librairie centrale des beaux-arts, 1908-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio, 42 cm. Limited edition. One of 300. 93 of 100 loose plates. Bound in original publishers maroon cloth. Gilt lettering to front board. Good binding and cover. Portfolio format, as issued. Lacking ties. Lacking 2 preliminary leaves, preface by Gaston Migeon and table of contents. Also lacking plates 31, 33, 36, 38, 48, 71 and 75, (colored plates). Additionally, photocopies of various plates present at end, including some of the missing plates. Clean, unmarked pages. The impact of Dikran Garabed Kelekian, art collector and dealer, on the history of collecting during the turn of the century, particularly in the United States, is difficult to overstate. He is described by the art critic Roger Fry as having an "omnivorous acquisitiveness," he is best known for his collections of modern painting and Islamic art. Opening an antiquarian business in Constantinople with his brother in 1892, Kelekian soon garnered a reputation as a knowledgeable collector and dealer specializing in Islamic art, pottery in particular. Textiles, including those from late Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic Egypt, numbered among Kelekian's many interests.

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        The Glasgow School of Painters

      Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 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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        Die Nibelungen. Dem deutschen Volke wiedererzählt von Franz Keim.

      Wien u. Leipzig, Gerlach, o. J. [1908]. Kl.-8°. 67 S. OLwd. EA. Mit acht doppelseitigen, teils goldgehöhten Lithographien. Heller, BW S. 115-122 sowie Nr. 105 R. - Gerlach`s Jugendbücherei, Bd. 22. - Leicht fleckig, leichte Lichtschatten. Im Ganzen schönes Exemplar. - Czeschka, (1878 - 1960), studierte 1894-99 als Schüler Christian Griepenkerls an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien und war 1902-07 Lehrer an der dortigen Kunstgewerbeschule, u.a. von Oskar Kokoschka. Ab 1907-43 lehrte er als Prof. an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg. Czeschka war Mitglied der Klimtgruppe sowie seit 1907 ständiger Mitarbeiter der Wiener Werkstätten. Er entwarf Schmuck und Lackmalereien, schuf zahlreiche Holzschnitte, arbeitete als Dekorations- und Kostümzeichner für die Bühne und gilt als einer der führenden Druckgraphiker des Wiener Jugenstils. Bekannt wurden u.a. seine Einbandausstattung und die Illustrationen zu Johann Peter Hebels Schatzkästlein und Franz Keims Nibelungen. (DBE) - Hier eines der Hauptwerke der Buchkunst des Wiener Jugendstils: \"... übereinstimmend ist die Wertung als eines der wichtigsten und überzeugendsten Beispiele für die moderne Buchkunst der Jahrhundertwende, in dem das Konzept einer künstlerischen Gesamtgestaltung eines Buches in vollendeter Weise verwirklicht ist ...\" (Heller, S. 188). Versand D: 7,00 EUR Jugendstil, Buchschmuck; Kinderbuch

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        E. T. A. Hoffmanns Sämtliche Werke. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen, Anmerkungen und Lesarten von Carl Georg von Maassen. Neun (von zehn) Bände in acht Bänden. Bände 1 - 4 und 6 - 10 (Band 5 nicht erschienen). Band 1: Fantasiestücke in Callots Manier; Band. 2: Die Elixiere des Teufels, 3. Band: Nachtstücke; 4. Band: Seltsame Leiden eines Theater-Direktors. Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober; 6. Band: Die Serapionsbrüder, 2. Band; Band. 7: Die Serapionsbrüder, 3. Band, - Band. 8: Die Serapionsbrüder 4. Band; Band 9/10: Lebens-Ansichten des Karters Murr. Erster und zweiter Band.

      München und Leipzig: Georg Müller Verlag, 1908 bis 1928. XXVIII, 507 Seiten mit 10 Bildbeigaben und einem Faksimile; XXIII, 374 Seiten mit 6 Bildbeigaben und einer Stammtafel; XXVIII, 447 Seiten mit 9 Bildbeigaben und einem Faksimile; CIII, 342 Seiten mit 15 Bildbeigaben und einer Vignette im Text; LVIII, 403 Seiten mit 9 Bildbeigaben; LII, 403 Seiten mit 10 Bildbeigaben; C, 465 Seiten mit 9 Bildbeigaben, zwei Notenfaksimiles und einer Vignette im Text; (VIII), 228, 226 Seiten mit 7 Bildbeigaben und 1 Faksimile. 21,5 x 14,5 cm, marmorierte Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf grünen und roten Rückenschildern, Bandzählung auf roten Schildern, Deckel mit grünem Papier bezogen, Lederecken, dreiseitiger Gelbschnitt. \"Dieses Werk wurde im Auftrage vom Georg Müller Verlag in München in einer einmaligen Auflage von 1500 Exemplaren in der Buchdruckerei von Mänicke & Jahn in Rudolstadt hergestellt. Außerdem wurden 100 Exemplare auf echt van Geldern Bütten abgezogen. Jedes Exemplar wurde in der Presse nummeriert. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 553.\" * * * Band 6 mit beiligendem Informations-Zettel: \"Da Band 5 der Hoffmannausgabe die Einleitung zu allen vier Bänden der \'Serapionsbrüder\' (Band 5 - 8) bringen soll, erscheint vorerst Band 6, ihm folgen Band 7 und 8, zuletzt Band 5\" * * Einige Einbände an den Rücken etwas berieben, einige Vorsätze etwas stockfleckig oder mit Namenszug auf hinterem Vorsatz versehen, sonst noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,20 EUR E. T. A. Hoffmann, Märchen, Zaches, Zinnober, Seltsame Leiden eines Theater-Direktors. Georg Müller VerlagCarl Georg von Maassen.

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        The True History of the Conquest of New Spain. Complete in 4 volumes + map case.

      Hakluyt., London. 1908 - lxv, 396pp, + xvi, 343 + vi, 36, + xii, 395, + xiv, 463, + xxxvi-Haklyt publications catalogue, illustrations in text-some folding + 15 folding maps/plans on 20 folding sheets- most in Vol. 3 but some in pockets to the rear of volumes. First published in 1632 by Friar Alonzo Remon but very unreliable, Genaro Garcia edited to produce an exact transcription, this edition translated from Garcia ed. by Alfred Percival Maudsley. 4 volumes are good with light wear, light knocked corners to 50%, map case cloth torn to top and bottom edges and closure creased but looks fine on the shelf. Insurance required. 5kg. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sämtliche Werke (9 v. 10 Bänden alles, in 8 Büchern) Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen, Anmerkungen und Lesarten von Carl Georg von Maassen. Bände 1 - 4 und 6 - 10 (Band 5 nicht erschienen). Band 1: Fantasiestücke in Callots Manier. - Band. 2: Die Elixiere des Teufels. - 3. Band: Nachtstücke. - 4. Band: Seltsame Leiden eines Theater-Direktors; Klein Zaches genannt Zinnober. - 6. Band: Die Serapionsbrüder, 2. Band. - Bd. 7: Die Serapionsbrüder, 3. Band. - Bd. 8: Die Serapionsbrüder 4. Band..Band 9/10: Lebens-Ansichten des Karters Murr. Erster und zweiter Band.

      München, Verlag Georg Müller, 1908. Numerierte Ausgabe. XXVIII, 507 Seiten mit 10 Bildbeigaben und einem Faksimile, XXIII; 374 Seiten mit 6 Bildbeigaben und einer Stammtafel, XXVIII, 447 Seiten mit 9 Bildbeigaben und einem Faksimile, CIII, 342 Seiten mit 15 Bildbeigaben und einer Vignette im Text, LVIII, 403 Seiten mit 9 Bildbeigaben, LII, 403 Seiten mit 10 Bildbeigaben und C, 465 Seiten mit 9 Bildbeigaben, zwei Notenfaksimiles und einer Vignette im Text und 5 Bll., 228, 226 Mit 7 Bildbeigaben und 1. Faksimile. 22 cm, Original-Halbledereinband Band eins mit einer Beschädigung am Aussengelenk (kaum sichtbar), sonst guter frischer Zustand Versand D: 3,00 EUR

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        Ritratto femminile

      Litografia a tre colori, mm 450 x 315. Firmata in basso a destra. Esemplare n. 103 (di 170). Leonor Fini (Buenos Aires 1908 - Parigi 1996), figlia di una triestina e di un argentino, trascorse l'infanzia e la prima giovinezza a Trieste dove ricevette anche le prime nozioni di pittura. Nonostante l'esistenza cosmopolita, rimase sempre legata a Trieste, città dove ritornò spesso. Dopo un soggiorno milanese in cui aderì allo stile Novecento, si trasferì nel 1933 a Parigi dove si dedicò a nuove ricerche artistiche, intrise di suggestioni surrealiste. Numerose le esposizioni nazionali ed internazionali alle quali prese parte. Rif. Bibl. Martelli p. 94 - 95.

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      William Heinemann, London 1908 - 134 numbered pages, plus 40 color illustrations tipped-in on heavy brown paper. 30 black-and-white illustrations scattered throughout the text. About 9-1/2 by 12 inches. Limited to 1000 copies signed by the author. First edition (first printing). A very good copy with no dust jacket as issued. Carefully collated and complete with all illustrations present. Bound in vellum with gilt stamping on cover and spine. Old tide mark along bottom edge of back cover. Illustrations complete and fine. Former bookseller's small sticker on front paste-down paper. Yellow silk ties. Top edge gilt. Signed by the illustrator. A large, heavy book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1908 - Original Hardback Wisden Very Good Condition

      1908. Hi, Here we have a very rare 1908 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to the front and to the spine. The boards are in very good condition too, odd small mark to the spine cloth but pretty much mark free. The hinges are superb, very strong indeed and the pastedowns bright and yellow. Nice white pages and excellent photoplate, a very nice Wisden.

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        [„Froehliches Osterfest“]. (= Wiener Werkstätte Postkarte, Nr. 157).

      Wien, Wiener Werkstätte, o. J. (um 1908). 14 x 9 cm. Farb. lithogr. Postkarte, im Stein monogrammiert „OK“. Abgebildet bei Traude Hansen, Die Postkarten der Wiener Werkstätte, S. 134 (mit dem Eindruck „Froehliches Osterfest“). - Ungelaufen u. unbeschrieben. - Schönes Exemplar; besonders ohne den Eindruck sehr selten. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Kokoschka, Froehliches Osterfest, Osterkarten, Ostern, Wiener Werkstätte Postkarte, Postkarten, Ansichtskarte, Kunstkarte, Kunstkarten, Künstlerpostkarte, Künstlerpostkarten, Jugendstil, Wien um 1900

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        Stilprof.

      Lund, Berlingska Boktryckeri och Stilgjuterie, n.d. (ca. 1890-1908). - 4to. Unpaginated (ca. 600 leaves). Orig. dec. cloth with portrait of Gutenberg on front cover. All leaves printed on one side only. Many double-page, some folding leaves. Title-page and section-titles printed in chromolithography. - Very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anne of Green Gables.

      Boston: L.C. Page, 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. First edition copies are generally found in the more common green cloth bindings. (Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124) In good condition, showing wear to the edges and cloth, still an unrestored example of the first printing. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Anne (with an "e") 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?"

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        African Nature Notes and Reminiscences

      Macmillan, London 1908 - 356 pp, ill. Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. A great hunting book, especially good on lions and lion hunting. One of the few books that Roosevelt took time to write for during his presidency. A fine copy of the first ed. 2nd prtg in original cloth. Book is very scarce in this condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NEWPORT IN THE FIFTIES [manuscript title]

      [Newport, R.I., 1908. Held together in upper left corner with a brass fastener. First leaf very lightly soiled; several small holes, affecting two words of text near bottom. Verso of last leaf with some ink stains. Otherwise quite bright and clean. Very good. This anonymous manuscript was written in 1908, in response to a characterization of old Newport that had appeared in Henry James' THE AMERICAN SCENE in 1907. James wrote of the old inhabitants as a priggish and pretentious lot. The writer, Miss Katherine Prescott Wormely, unearths an old manuscript from the Fifties to disprove James' assertions. She first states her purpose, then quotes at length the offending passages from THE AMERICAN SCENE. Then, relying on the old manuscript, she names two dozen of the old families, describes their origins and accomplishments, and goes into detail about how they passed their time - including the patriotic Civil War contributions of this group, the formation of the "first (known) Woman's Club in America" and a dramatic club. After a description of the scenic highlights of Newport in the Fifties, she demonstrates the intellectual capability of her group by citing several examples of an intricate word game, and by quoting at length several poems, essays, and other literary efforts, including a particularly charming and revealing effort entitled "Unprotected Female of Newport." As of 1908 the author notes, "all (but one) have passed away." But this lone survivor has left us a poignant, charming, and highly detailed picture of the social scene in Newport in the 1850s. Probably a second or later draft, very neatly and legibly executed, but with portions of the text crossed out and corrected, notes appended and some corrections tipped in. A similar manuscript is in the Redwood Library in Newport.

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        La première Tentation de Saint Antoine (1849-1856). Oeuvre inédite publiée par Louis Bertrand.

      - Paris, Bibliothèque Charpentier, Eugène Fasquelle, 1908. In-12-(4)-XXVII-(1)-303-(1) pp., broché, couverture jaune imprimée, exemplaire non rogné (infimes manques à la couverture, marges jaunies). Edition originale, UN DES 40 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Hollande, seul grand papier annoncé. Bel exemplaire. * Clouzot (122) mentionne 40 Hollande, 25 Japon et 20 Arches réimposés in-8 pour la société des XX. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is a finely bound copy of the British first edition, only printing of My African Journey, Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. This copy comes to us from the collection of Oscar-winning actor and director Lord Richard Samuel Attenborough (1923-2014). The binding is three quarter dark red morocco over marbled paper boards with raised, gilt-ruled spine bands, blind rule transitions, head and foot bands, and heavy, laid paper endsheets. This book is notable, among other things, for being the only one of his many books to contain photographs apparently taken by the author. 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 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. This finely bound copy is a strikingly attractive alternative to the original binding. The binding shows no sign of fading, wear, soiling, or use other than minor scuffing to the front hinge and upper front fore edge. The contents are complete. The 61 photographs and three maps 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 illustrations and maps are present, as is the tissue cover at the frontispiece. Of note, the map at page 2 is tipped in as a folding map. Many first edition copies of My African Journey we have examined feature this as a tipped in map on a single, unfolded page. This folding map is exactly the same in content and scale as maps in other first edition copies, the difference being that blank one inch margins at the top and bottom of this particular map were left untrimmed after printing, and thus it was tipped into this copy with the top two inches folded over. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is modest for the edition, mostly confined to the prelims and page edges. First editions came with an 18-page catalogue list of other Hodder & Stoughton titles. This catalogue list is often discarded when a copy is rebound. In this copy, the publisher?'s rear catalogue is retained. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.1, Woods/ICS A12(aa), Langworth p.81.

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        "HAMMED" A TALE OF THE CRUSADES. ARRANGED FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A WARRIOR-MONK.

      N.p. [Philadelphia]: [Begravia Press], n.d.. [copyright 1908]. original blue-gray pictorial cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold.. Cloth spotted and lightly worn at edges, water-staining to top right. corner of last 50 pages or so, not affecting text, a tight, about. very good copy. (#149642). First edition. A remarkable novel, a Gothic extravaganza whose theme is sex in a wide variety of manifestations: rapine, voyeuristic, incestuous, adulterous, pre-marital, polygamous, polyandrous, lesbian, clerical, as well as spoken, written and imagined versions of all these --and those things associated with sex: lust, passion, love, affection, generosity, jealousy and marriage. It is not pornography but a serious novel with an intricate and well-constructed plot; a good feel for the spirit of its medieval setting; a heavy, rhythmic diction; rounded characters; and thematic attitudes that are unusual for its time, if not for this one as well. There are no anatomical close-ups here, nor any of the flouncing diction of Victorian pornography (love weapons and battering rams and copious spending, etc.) The intention is clearly to depict the sexual excitement of the characters rather than to arouse that of the readers. Still, it is evident that any publisher of this book would have been prosecuted for obscenity in the 1920s, not to mention the 1900s, (and with as little just cause as in the case of LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER, which it precedes by 20 years). If this threat were not enough to scare off a commercial publisher, then the book's heavy Gothic sensibility would have sealed its doom. The author's writing ability (within the parameters of chosen aims) is not the problem. The book is, in a sense, both a hundred years behind the times and sixty years ahead of them. The story is set in the 14th century, the first half taking place in Palestine, culminating in the battle of Tiberias, which defeated the Christians and returned Jerusalem to the Muslims. We meet four of the story's main characters here. Hammed is a warrior monk of the Order of St. John, awesome both in physical and moral strength and devoted friend of de Harville, a French knight who has a premonition of his own death. If that happens, he implores Hammed to renounce his vows of celibacy and go to France to marry his widow, Henrietta. To that end, de Harville deliberately arouses the passions of both his wife (in letters, singing the praises of the virile Hammed); and of the celibate Hammed, (in speech, painting word-pictures of his wife's voluptuous charms) until he finally wears down the monk's resistance and extracts his promise that he will bed and wed Henrietta (in that order) if de Harville is killed in battle. In Palestine we also meet the 28-year-old Zuleima, one of Saladin's wives, rescued by Hammed from imminent rape by wanton Christian soldiers, but rebuffed by him when she tries to express her gratitude (and rapidly flowering love) to him in sexual terms; and Maurice, the graceful 16-year-old page of de Harville, who is the first of these three men to sleep with Zuleima, de Harville following him in the same night, and Hammed some days later. Zuleima is in love with all of these men, who are chivalrous beyond anything she has experienced in Saladin's tent. She eventually marries Maurice, their mutual attraction fueled by the mother-son tenderness they perceive in the relationship. Zuleima and Hammed, after a brief and torrid mating, discover that they are brother and sister, long-separated, and forbear any further carnal relations (but without shame for what they've already done). In the climactic battle of Part I (which has some very grisly scenes, including one in which parched soldiers drink the blood of the slain), de Harville is wounded and left for dead; Hammed is captured but pardoned in gratitude for his earlier rescue of Zuleima; and Maurice is taken in as Zuleima's page, secretly promising to marry him and convert to Christianity if given the chance. Part II takes us to France, where Henrietta pines for her absent husband, but takes comfort in the arms of her 16-year-old maid Julie, who is madly in love with Henrietta. Hammed appears and he and Henrietta make good their promise to de Harville, beginning a relationship of super-human devotion and intensity, with the voluptuous Henrietta attached to Hammed, as she puts it, like a vine twining about a mighty oak. Complication and crisis ensue when de Harville re-appears, miraculously recovered from his battle wounds. He first tries to kill Hammed in a fit of jealousy, then begs Henrietta to let him be a second husband to her in a ménage a trois. Scorned and humiliated by her and Hammed, he then arranges to have them thrown into a luxurious underground dungeon where they are separated by a close iron grating that lets them see, speak to and touch each other just enough to arouse appetites that can never be satisfied. Henrietta breaks down and swears that she would sleep with Satan himself if he would break down this barrier, an oath overheard by de Harville, who puts himself forward as a substitute for Satan. The consummation is effected, right there in the dungeon, and de Harville is true to his word. Meanwhile Hammed and Henrietta, softened by their own suffering, see the pain they have unjustly inflicted on de Harville, and the three of them achieve a reconciliation and the installation of the harmonious "tri-union" that de Harville had in mind: he as Henrietta's lawful husband and official lover, Hammed as her secret lover -- and the friend of de Harville, who looks on benignly at their bliss. Other crises ensue, however, which lead to a tragic ending for Hammed and Henrietta, the latter poisoned by the Countess of Clermont, who is furious when her sexual advances are scorned by Hammed. He takes revenge on her by killing her accomplice/lover, the villainous Coeur de Fer, then lashing her to his corpse and throwing them into the dungeon. After falling asleep in this position for what seems like several days, the Countess wakes up ravenously hungry and starts to eat the corpse of Coeur de Fer, but vomits because his flesh has begun to rot. She manages to escape, and attacks de Harville, in bed with young Julie on the eve of their wedding (Henrietta had enjoined these two to wed after her death, just as de Harville had enjoined her and Hammed to wed in the event of his). The Countess fails in her attempt on his life but tells de Harville that Julie is her illegitimate daughter, orphaned by her at the de Harville castle when she was 17 after being seduced by her uncle, the Bishop of Clermont, who at that moment is on his way to the castle with an angry mob, prepared to exorcise what the frightened servants of the castle believed to be the ghost of the Countess. She stabs herself with the knife she had intended for de Harville and Henrietta, and, later, with her dying breath nearly strangles the Bishop. De Harville marries Julie despite her clouded origin and they live contentedly afterwards, as do Zuleima and Maurice. The most extraordinary thing about these torrents of sexual pleasure coursing around the six main characters is that they are presented as innocent, wholesome, beautiful, generous, loving and, in fact, holy: an expression of God-like delight in the crowning expression of God's own loving creation. There is no sniggering or titillating. A foil for this banquet of passion is presented by the Countess, Coeur de Fer and the Bishop, whose copulations are coarse, barren, loveless, and dull: the sexual equivalent of hastily gobbled fast food. The novel has perhaps just enough traces of the fantastic (premonitions, secret poisons, mesmerism, a rationalized ghost, blood drinking and flesh eating, as well as a full-blooded Gothic atmosphere) to gain it admission to a fantasy bibliography. It is certainly a great rarity, with only one copy located by OCLC. The writing is almost always competent, often pleasant, and occasionally delightful. As a sub-species of Gothic, it probably has no close relative. And as a historical document in its approach to sexual matters during this period, the book is just as unusual. (Reading note by Robert Eldridge) A rare self-published book that we could not locate in BL or DLC; OCLC locates two copies only. Not in Smith, American Fiction, 1901- 1925.

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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is a finely bound copy of the British first edition, only printing of My African Journey, Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. This copy comes to us from the collection of Oscar-winning actor and director Lord Richard Samuel Attenborough (1923-2014). The binding is three quarter dark red morocco over marbled paper boards with raised, gilt-ruled spine bands, blind rule transitions, head and foot bands, and heavy, laid paper endsheets. This book is notable, among other things, for being the only one of his many books to contain photographs apparently taken by the author. 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 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. This finely bound copy is a strikingly attractive alternative to the original binding. The binding shows no sign of fading, wear, soiling, or use other than minor scuffing to the front hinge and upper front fore edge. The contents are complete. The 61 photographs and three maps 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 illustrations and maps are present, as is the tissue cover at the frontispiece. Of note, the map at page 2 is tipped in as a folding map. Many first edition copies of My African Journey we have examined feature this as a tipped in map on a single, unfolded page. This folding map is exactly the same in content and scale as maps in other first edition copies, the difference being that blank one inch margins at the top and bottom of this particular map were left untrimmed after printing, and thus it was tipped into this copy with the top two inches folded over. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is modest for the edition, mostly confined to the prelims and page edges. First editions came with an 18-page catalogue list of other Hodder & Stoughton titles. This catalogue list is often discarded when a copy is rebound. In this copy, the publisherÂ’s rear catalogue is retained. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.1, Woods/ICS A12(aa), Langworth p.81.

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray.

      Paris Charles Carrington 1910 1908 - First Illustrated Edition, sml. 4to., title-page printed in red and black, with frontispiece and six wood-engraved plates by Eugene Dete after Paul Thiriat, captions printed in red on tissue guards, publisher's vellum-backed grey/paper boards, top edge gilt, preserved in quarter red cloth folding box. A very fine copy complete with original paper slip printed in red tipped in at front (often missing), explaining the delayed publication. Wilde's only novel, it was first published in Philadelphia's Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, July 1890 and caused a scandal. This illustrated edition was intended to be issued in 1908, the date given on the title-page but after the text had been printed, .the Artist fell ill and this is the reason why the book has not appeared before the present year, 1910'. Mason 335. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Life of James McNeill Whistler

      London: William Heinemann. 1908. First. Two volumes. Small quartos. Rebound contemporarily in three-quarter red morocco gilt and cloth, with the original spine and printed paper from the front board bound in. Small leather bookplate of investment banker and philanthropist Adolph Lewisohn, and a Whistler postage stamp, on the pastedown of each volume, some light rubbing and edge wear at the extremities, else near fine. .

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        On Safari

      London: Edward Arnold, 1908. First. Hardcover. VG+ to near Fine. Hunting in British East Africa.340 pp, ill incl some by E Caldwell. Pictorial cover: elephant head. Throughout Equatorial Africa, the Athi Plains, Baringo and Mau forests. A consistently sought after big game hunting book. Much on elephant and lion hunting. A lovely copy vg+ to near fine copy in orig. pictorial cloth.

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        Photographs of nebulae and clusters, made with the Crossley reflector. [In:] Publications of the Lick Observatory, Vol VIII.

      Sacramento, W.W. Shannon, 1908 - 4to (296 x 240 mm), pp 46, with inserted addendum slip, title vignette, 4 illustrations, and 70 photogravure plates (frontispiece and plates 1-68, including 30a and 30b), with tissue overlays; a fine copy in contemporary maroon morocco, silk endleaves, gilt edges. £2250First edition, presentation copy (see below) of Keeler's remarkable series of photographs of spiral nebulae, which revealed their abundance amongst nebulous objects in the sky, and led to the realisation that they were exterior galaxies. This work is a triumph of astrophysical and observational skills, astrophotography, and of photogravure as a medium of astronomical illustration.The work documents James Edward Keeler's investigations with the Crossley reflector at the Lick Observatory. He took up his post there in 1886, while the observatory was under construction; in 1898 he became director, succeeding Edward S. Holden. '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'. Keeler died in 1900, while awaiting a slitless spectrograph he had designed for use with the Crossley telescope. His work on the spiral nebulae was completed by Charles Dillon Perrine (1867-1951), who oversaw the publication of this volume.Keeler (1857-1900) was at the time of his death the leading astrophysicist in the United States. His spectroscopic observations of nebular spectra demonstrated that nebulae had measurable movement toward or away from the earth. He designed a spectrograph that photographically recorded spectral lines, and he was able to prove that the rings of Saturn were composed of separate particles, meteoric in origin.This publication includes a reprint of Keeler's 'The Crossley reflector of the Lick Observatory', which originally appeared in the Astrophysical Journal, vol 11, 1900, pp 325-329.Provenance: long presentation inscription on front free endleaf from Mary L. Jackson, sister of Keeler, to the Allegheny Library as a memorial to Keeler (he was director of the Allegheny Observatory both before and after his tenure at Lick), and recording that the gift was made possible by John Alfred Brashear (1840-1920); Brashear was a scientist and manufacturer of astrophysical instruments (see DSB II pp 423-4); Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny, with their blindstamp on title and call numberBarchas 1136 (also with a Brashear association); DSB VII pp 270-1

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        FIRST AND LAST THINGS: A CONFESSION OF FAITH AND RULE OF LIFE ...

      New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. 1908. title page printed in red and black, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Slight spine lean, cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips,. several scuffs to rear cover, a very good copy. A nice association. copy of a major work in which Wells set down his philosophy and. standards of behavior for himself and humanity. (#149940). First U.S. edition. A highly important presentation copy from Wells to his friend and fellow Socialist Mrs. Pember Reeves, mother of Amber Reeves (1887-1981) who bore a daughter 31 December 1909 fathered out of wedlock by H. G. Wells: "Mrs. Pember Reeves / From the Author / to be read through from beginning to end / (and please will she think better of him)." Wells wrote the roman à clef, ANN VERONICA based on his relationship with Amber Reeves. The novel created a sensation when published in the fall of 1909 because of the feminist sensibilities of the heroine and also because of the affair Wells was having with Amber Reeves, the woman who inspired the novel's eponymous character. Wells later wrote that while the character of Ann Veronica was based on Amber, the character he believed came closest to her was Amanda in his 1915 novel THE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENT. "FIRST & LAST THINGS was to remain, along with THE GREAT STATE (1912) and two or three of the series of articles on politics, as Wells's standard of behaviour and thinking through much of the rest of his life. Remarkably, the book has received little attention from Wells scholars and biographers ... It is one of H. G. Wells's most important books, and provides a clear statement of the role of the individual, of the self and its relationship to the group, to the species, to the rushing future." - Smith, H. G. Wells: Desperately Mortal, pp. 122-27. FIRST & LAST THINGS was fairly extensively revised for a 1917 edition, revised again for a 1929 edition published as part of the "Thinker's Library," and, during World War II, the "Thinker's Library" version was replaced by THE CONQUEST OF TIME (1942), a slighter volume on similar ideas. Wells 36. Hammond E8. Wells Society 37.

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        The Book of the Pearl

      New York: The Century Company, 1908. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Printed by the De Vinne Press. Slight wear to headband and tail band, corners bumped. Front hinge starting, 4" X 5" apparent newspaper stain to flyleaf, 1" tear to frontispiece and tissue protector, otherwise text block very good +. Protected by Mylar cover.

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        Faust

      London: Hutchinson and Co.,, 1908. Translated by Abraham Howard. Quarto. Original full vellum, titles and decorations to spine gilt, to front board in gilt and light blue, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, white patterned endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 30 plates by Willy Pogany, with printed tissue-guards. Bookplate of Hastings Lawson to front pastedown. Vellum scuffed and lightly soiled, minor wear to corners, occasional mild spotting to margins of text block. A very good copy. Signed limited edition, number 174 of 250 copies signed by the artist and containing the additional coloured plate "The Witches Revel".

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      London: William Heinemann, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. 134 numbered pages, plus 40 color illustrations tipped-in on heavy brown paper. 30 black-and-white illustrations scattered throughout the text. About 9-1/2 by 12 inches. Limited to 1000 copies signed by the author. First edition (first printing). A very good copy with no dust jacket as issued. Carefully collated and complete with all illustrations present. Bound in vellum with gilt stamping on cover and spine. Old tide mark along bottom edge of back cover. Illustrations complete and fine. Former bookseller's small sticker on front paste-down paper. Yellow silk ties. Top edge gilt. Signed by the illustrator. A large, heavy book.

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        L'Europe et l'Empire Ottoman - Les aspects actuels de la question d'Orient [et] L'Europe et la jeune Turquie - Les aspects nouveaux de la question d'Orient.

      - Paris, Perrin, 1908-1911. In-8, XI-603p-2cartes & XVI+500p-2cartes. Edition originale, un des 6 exemplaires sur papier hollande, seul grand papier, n°2 sur chacun des volumes. Chaque volume est enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur à Henri Moysset, politique ayant eut quelques responsabilités pendant le régime de Vichy. Chaque volume contient deux cartes, dépliantes pour le premier, dans le texte pour le second. L'historien René Pinon publia divers livres sur les relations internationales. L'Europe et l'Empire Ottoman, paru le 1er juillet 1908, moins d'un mois avant la révolution (24 juillet) des Jeunes-Turcs, qui seront plus tard à l'origine du génocide arménien. Cette révolution mena à la fin de l'Empire Ottoman, au niveau politique dès 1909, et au niveau institutionnel en 1923. L'Europe et la jeune Turquie fait donc clairement référence à ce mouvement. Dans le premier livre, Pinon s'attache à raccorder chaque partie à l'histoire : la Macédoine, les conflits anglo-turc et austro-serbe, ainsi que les intérêts de la France. Dans le second, il parle des Jeunes-Turcs et des dérives xénophobes (terme alors récent puisqu'on l'attribue à Anatole France en 1901), de la Bosnie-Herzégovine, de l'Albanie, du Monténégro, de la Roumanie, etc. Reliure moderne signée, demi-maroquin brun, dos lisse, étui, couvertures conservées, beau papier non rogné. Superbe exemplaire, rare en grand papier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALSs - 11 eigenhändige Briefe mit Unterschrift, 2 eigenhändige Postkarten mit Unterschrift und 1 Postkarte von fremder Hand mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift.

      - Kiel 26.XI.1908 bis 3.VIII.1909 und Leipzig 30.VII.1912 bis 6.VII.1913. 29 Seiten gr.-4° bis 8° und die Karten. Gedruckte Briefköpfe. Vereinzelt gelocht, schwach fleckig oder mit kleinen Randläsuren. Mit 1 Umschlag. Kiel 26.XI.1908 bis 3.VIII.1909 und Leipzig 30.VII.1912 bis 6.VII.1913. 29 Seiten gr.-4° bis 8° und die Karten. Gedruckte Briefköpfe. Vereinzelt gelocht, schwach fleckig oder mit kleinen Randläsuren. Mit 1 Umschlag. - - Friedrich Rinne (1863-1933), Mineraloge, Kristallograph und Petrograph; Begründer der Salzpetrographie, nach ihm ist das Mineral Rinneit benannt. - An den Geologen und Paläontologen Wilhelm Salomon-Calvi in Heidelberg, meist dessen Aussichten auf Professuren an verschiedenen Universitäten betreffend. - - 26.XI.1908. ". Graz wäre ein herrlicher Arbeitsplatz für Sie . Ich war ja nahe daran hinzugehen . - - Die Königsberger Affäre hat sich so abgespielt: Sie waren mit Bergeat an erster Stelle vorgeschlagen, für wissenschaftlich gleichwertig taxirt, bei Ihnen war aber noch ganz besonders die ungewöhnliche Lehrbegabung hervorgehoben. Nun kam es so, daß Kollege Tornquist nach Berlin fuhr als das Fakultätsschreiben abgegangen war und bei Ministerialdirektor Naumann um Bergeat bat; Sie waren ihm nicht so lieb wie Bergeat, weil er geologische Konkurrenz fürchtete ." - - 5.II.1909. Dank für Salomon-Calvis großes Werk über die Adamellogruppe. ". Ich bin in der Tat ganz in bewundernder Stimmung über die Riesenleistung . Sie haben . unserer Litteratur ein herrliches Geschenk gemacht . - - Nun ist also Leipzig im Gange. Ich traf neulich Credner . Er erzählte mir, daß man sich bald entscheiden wolle. Ohne Zweifel wird sich Zirkel kräftig für Sie auslegen ." - - 3.IV.1909. ". Die Adamelloschliffe kann ich leider nicht übernehmen; ich muß in diesem Etatsjahr äußerst sparsam sein, da ich vom vorigen große Schulden mit hinein nehme ." - - 13.VI.1909. Rinne selbst war nach Leipzig berufen worden hatte jedoch (vorläufig!) abgelehnt. ". Es wurde mir allerdings ein großes Institut in Aussicht gestellt, sein Bau aber ausdrücklich von der Genehmigung durch den Landtag abhängig gemacht. Dazu kam als besonders wichtiger Punkt, daß der Landtag grade nach Hause gegangen ist und erst in 2 Jahren wieder zusammentritt ." - - 30.VI.1909. Nach weiteren Verhandlungen und seiner Annahme des Leipziger Rufes wirbt Rinne um Salomon-Calvi als Nachfolger in Kiel. ". Hier in Kiel ist die allerbeste Stimmung für Sie . Sollte auch der Ruf nach Graz an Sie herantreten, so kann ich nur raten, es so zu machen, wie ich es tat nämlich nach Kiel zu gehen. Sie finden hier ein ganz wunderschönes, gut eingerichtetes Institut . Ihrem Arbeitsgebiet in Tyrol wären Sie zwar in Graz erfreulich nahe; aber es giebt doch Eisenbahn. Die allgemeinen collegialen Verhältnisse sind hier sehr angenehm; Theater etc. vortrefflich, Wohnungsverhältnisse sehr gut ." - - 8.VII.1909. ". Kollege Haas hat seinen Freunden in der Kommission mitgetheilt, daß er seine Lehrtätigkeit . weiter ausüben wolle und es als eine Kränkung empfinde wenn gerade Sie als ein nach seiner Meinung ihm wissenschaftlich nahe Stehender, ihm zur Seite gesetzt würden. Und diese sentimentalen Gründe hat die Majorität der Kommission gebilligt! Ich habe 2 Stunden dagegen gekämpft ." - - 2.XI.1912. Salomon-Calvi hatte einen Ruf nach Hannover abgelehnt, für den Rinne eingetreten war. ". Schade, daß Sie nicht angenommen haben. Sie hätten der guten Sache 'Mineralogie und Geologie an technischen Hochschulen' sehr genützt ." - - 6.VII.1913. Salomon-Calvi hatte einen Ruf nach Leipzig abgelehnt. ". Ich kann es noch gar nicht recht fassen, daß unsere Hoffnung, Sie zu gewinnen, zu Schanden werden soll. Auch im Ministerium besteht die Meinung, daß Sie vielleicht im Affekt unter dem traurigen Eindruck der plötzlichen Krankheit Ihrer Frau gehandelt haben ." - - Beiliegend ein Telegramm (Kiel 1909) sowie Abklatsche von 10 eigenhändigen Briefen . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the Third United States Colored Cavalry; A Fighting Regiment in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-5. With Official Orders and Reports relating thereto, compiled from the Rebellion Records

      Globe Printing Co, Louisville 1908 - frontis, illustrations, iii, 321p. Recently quarterbound (marbled boards backed in leather). 23cm. First few leaves neatly reattached along inner hinge. Horizontal tear repaired on a leaf toward the end. Moderately browned. No Jacket. "Compliments of the Author Ed. M. Main" written in black ink on blank leaf preceding frontis -- two former owner's names also on same page (the daughter of one of the officers and her husband according to information in a disintegrating clipping formerly mounted in this book). The author of this rare regimental served as a Major in the Regiment during the Civil War and was later considered the "official" historian for the regiment. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TAMAR CURZE ...

      New York: R. F. Fenno & Company,. [1908]. dark green cloth, front and spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial paper onlay affixed to front panel reproducing part of the color frontispiece.. Some foxing and spotting to endpapers and first and last few pages, a. good copy of a scarce book. The pictorial onlay of the front cover. reproduces part of the color frontispiece. (#151676). First edition. A presentation copy with inscription by Robertson on front free endpaper: Mrs. Irma Spreckels / whose divine /music has given / many hours of / pleasure to / The Author / December 25th, 1909." "Sensational thriller of Anglo-Indian femme fatale possessed by the soul of a cheetah at birth, later assuming bestial form at will. Well-done of its kind; the sightings of the beast are suitably shocking." - Robert Knowlton. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1429. Bleiler (1978), p. 173. Reginald 12645. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 D-85.

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        A Woman of No Importance

      London Methuen & Co 1908. G + : in good (plus) condition without dust jacket. Spine darkened. Heraldic bookplate to front paste. Light foxing to endpapers. Teg - remaining edges uncut Limited Edition [of 1000 copies] Cream gilt-decorated hardback cloth cover 220mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 191pp.

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        Mina Deane Halsey's Collection of Sheet Music Authored by her, with related material, and handbound by her

      Various publishers: Chas. W. Held, Thos. Goggan & Bro., Balmer & Weber, A. Scull, and others, (Various places: Brooklyn, Galveston, St. Louis, Bridgton, New Jersey, and others 1908 - Folio. Flexible morocco decorated in gilt, with gilt stamping "M.D. Halsey" appearing on the front board, floral endpapers, and a ribbon marker. According to the colophon at the rear, this volume was bound by Mina Deane Halsey in Los Angeles on November 12, 1908. It is number "1" of an unknown limitation and Signed by Mina Deane Halsey.A collection of 16 pieces of sheet music written by Halsey bound together with their original color covers, many which display her portrait, and about half of which are highly racist. They include: "Sweet Liza: A Coon Song & Dance"; "Dream My Yaller Baby Dream: A Lullaby"; "Sal Belindy: Da Gal from Tennessee"; "Coon Hush"; and including two different printings of her "Moonlight on the Melon Patch: A Darkey Episode", and other favorites. Also bound in are a periodical and a program featuring Deane. Laid in is a nicely designed personalized Christmas Card from Deane.Despite her apparent success as a prolific songwriter and lyricist, Halsey is best remembered for her book *A Tenderfoot in Southern California* (written as M.D. Yeslah, 1908), which examines social life in Los Angeles and its environs from the perspective of a New Yorker. *OCLC* seems to locate sheet music of only three of these songs. A complete list is available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        My African Journey

      London & New York: Hodder & Stoughton; George H. Doran Company, 1908. First U.S. edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is the U.S. first edition, more humble in appearance than its British counterpart, but also far more scarce. My African Journey is Churchill's travelogue on Britain's possessions in East Africa, written while he was serving as Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. This book is notable, among other things, for being the only one of his many books to contain photographs apparently taken by the author. 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 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. Here is the first U.S. edition, only printing, second state. The first U.S. edition is far more scarce than the British first edition, with only 1400 copies sold (encompassing all three states), in contrast to more than 8000 copies of the more frequently seen British edition. The U.S. first edition was made from British first edition sheets bound in a plain coarse dark red cloth with the same gilt titles on the spine as used on the British. The binding was unfortunately plain and ugly compared to that of the British first edition. The cloth proved highly susceptible to fading and mottling of the color; nearly all remaining copies show spine sunning. Moreover, a substantial portion of copies we encounter are ex-library with attendant markings and scars. This copy is not ex-library and is very good for the edition. The binding remains square and tight, with bumped lower corners, customary spine fading, and some scuffing and soiling to the rear cover. Nonetheless, the spine gilt remains bright and legible and overall external appearance is better than most copies we encounter. The contents are also better than most copies we see. All photographic plates and maps are present and intact. We find no previous ownership marks and very light spotting is primarily confined to the prelims. There were three states of the U.S. first edition, each distinguished only by minor differences on the title page. This is the presumed second state. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A27.5, Woods/ICS A12(ab), Langworth p.83

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        MY BUSY DAYS

      HINCHMAN, MARGARETTA S.. PICTURE BOOK. MY BUSY DAYS by Edith Sturgis. NY: D Appleton 1908 (Oct. 1908). Folio (10 1/2 x 14"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge wear and cover rubbing else VG+. First edition. This is a stunning book of poems for children, illustrated by Brandywine artist MARGARETTA HINCHMAN with 8 particularly lovely color plates (very similar to Green and Betts) plus pictorial endpapers and pictorial borders on text pages. Hinchman studied with Howard Pyle 1895-99 and was the "fourth musketeer" of the Green, Oakley and Smith Brandywine group. She went on to become a landscape painter and muralist as well as being a founding member of the Philadelphia Art Alliance. This is incredibly difficult to find this book in collectible condition.

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        [Scrapbook]: Pittsburgh Area Families 1908-1930

      Pennsylvania. 1908-1930. Quarto. Measuring 10" x 12". Green pebbled cloth with leather corners and spine with "Scrapbook" stamped in gilt on the spine. A collection of 243 sepia toned or black and white photographs measuring 2.5" x 3.5" to 3.5" x 5.5" affixed to white pages with captions, as well as related ephemera. Very good minus album with removed photos, cracked spine, and worn edges with near fine photographs. A photo scrapbook beginning around 1908 from the Pittsburgh area of Pennsylvania centering on the families of H. Leibold and Wilbur K. Steele. Included are group photos and scenes of upper middle class life in Pennsylvania. They include posing around new cars, attending an automobile party in 1917, photos with their horse "Dave," and on vacations to Gettsyburg, Texas, Niagara Falls, and Georgian Bay in Ontario. Another vacation page shows a group of passengers, including the Steele family, on a steamship to Cuba in 1916. The two families were part of the Pittsburgh Field Club which boasted a golf course designed in 1914 by Alexander H. Findlay and which hosted the PGA Championship in 1937. Photos of the group can be seen here lounging on the green and posing with golf clubs captioned, "W.K. Steele and party," as well as solo pictures of Leibold golfing. Steele is also pictured at rail stations with overturned train cars. A fishing trip in Georgian Bay shows Mr. and Mrs. Steele with friends in rowboats, the ladies watching from the pier, and the men posing with their catch. Also included from the trip is a tin type depicting a fairly large group of men posing. Interspersed throughout the album are newspaper clippings from the area, a Red Cross membership card, and a few letters. Five pages at the end of the album are dedicated to clippings of Charles Lindbergh. An extensive album depicting the life of well-to-do Pennsylvanians over the course of two decades. .

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