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        ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD

      - 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]

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        THE ROLY-POLY PUDDING.

      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.

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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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        Oeuvres. Publiées par les soins de la Société française de physique

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1908 - In-4 (25,2 x 16,8 cm), broché, non coupé. Edition originale, ornée d’un beau portrait de Pierre Curie en héliogravure, et de 2 planches. Préface de Marie Curie. (quelques défauts et petites déchirures, pliures sur les 2 planches, piqûres sur les tranches). // Quarto (25,2 x 16,8 cm), softcover, unopened. First edition, illustrated with a fine portrait of Pierre Curie in heliogravure, and 2 plates. Introduction by Marie Curie. (some defects and small tears, foldings on the 2 plates, spots on edges).

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        Das Waldröschen oder die Verfolgung rund um die Erde Enthüllungroman über die Geheimnie der menschlichen Gesellschaft 6 Bände/komplette Ausgabe,

      Niedersedlitz-Dresden, H. G. Münchmeyer, 1908., - Das Waldröschen oder die Verfolgung rund um die Erde. Enthüllungsroman über die Geheimnisse der menschlichen Gesellchaft; anonyme Ausgabe (von Karl May); Neue illustrierte Ausgabe, hrsg. Niedersedlitz-Dresden, H. G. Münchmeyer, o.J. (1908) Band I. Die Tochter des Granden, 565 S, 101 Illustr. 1 Vign.; Band II. Der Schatz der Mixtekas, 360 S, 58 Illustr.; Band III. Matavese, der Fürst des Felsens, 968 , 146 Illustr., 1 Vignette; Band IV. Erkämpftes Glück, 840 S, 126 Illustr., Band V. Erkämpftes Glück, 714 S, 96 Illustr., Band VI, Erkämpftes Glück, 632 S, 88 Illustr., Plaul 442.1 (A-F), DB analog 123; kl 8°; OHlwd (Rücken unter Verwendung Original-Rücken ersetzt); m. Besitzerstempel auf Titelbl., Bd. I mit handgechriebenen Eintrag auf Titelbl. "von Carl May", schiefgel., etwas bestossen, innen sehr sauberer Zustand. rare komplette Auflage dieses wohl gesuchtesten Werkes von Karl May. guter Zustand. best.Nr.187710 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 7500

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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. 8vo. Vol.I: [xiii], 335pp, frontis with tissue guard of Amundsen plus 69 b/w photographic plates - several full page, plus large fold-out map at rear entitled The Route of the Gjoa Through the Northwest Passage - complete. Vol. II: [ix], 397pp, frontis of the Gjoa meeting its first whaling ship with tissue guard, plus 70 b/w photographic plates, large fold-out colour map at rear entitled Map of King Haakon VII Coast and Queen Maud's Sea, and of Lieut. Hansen and Sergt. Ristveldt's Sledge Expedition 1905. - complete. Publisher's green cloth with bright gilt lettering, Top page edges bright gilt; pictorial cover and spine not faded which is most typical with this publication, small 5mm closed split on spine top of volume I. Internally very clean with no prior ownership markings, tight un-cracked hinges Ñ an extraordinarily well preserved set inside and out Ñ a complete set in Near Fine condition. The First English Edition of the first person narrative of the Norwegian Northwest Passage expedition led by Roald Amundsen in the Gjoa. This very famous expedition was the first to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage. Described 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        First & Last Things.

      London: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd.,, 1908. A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to front board in black. Tips very slightly worn, some loss of size to covers, erased inscription to front free endpaper, some light foxing to endleaves and edges of text block; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in pencil, "Henry Newbolt, from the author. Nov. 1908." Between 1900 and 1905 Newbolt was the editor of the Monthly Review, where he enthusiastically reviewed Wells's The Sea Lady in 1902. A flattered Wells invited Newbolt to join the Co-efficients dining club, which had been set up by Sidney and Beatrice Webb that year, "'for politicians to meet thinkers'", and included other Edwardian luminaries such as Bertrand Russell, Sir Edward Grey and Alfred Milner. "Newbolt's intimate (if brief) friendship with H.G. Wells was one of the most surprising results of his stint as an editor" (Chitty, p. 137). With some annotations to the rear free endpaper, possibly in Wells's hand, noting topics of interest and corresponding page numbers. From the library of Henry Newbolt, with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

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        A m?vészetek és a stílus. [The Arts and the Style.]

      Athenaeum, Budapest 1908 - First separate edition. Offprint. Limited edition up to 300 copies. Numbered. Illustrated title page. Printed on thick paper in brown ink. In publisher's illustrated wrappers. 42, (6) p. Elek Koronhi Lipich (1862-1924) was an early propagator of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement in Hungary as the chief of the Fine Arts Department at the Ministry of Education and Religion, and a patron of Art Nouveau artist colonies in Hungary at Gödöll? and Szolnok. He was friend and collaborator of Aladár Körösfõi-Kriesch and Sándor Nagy the founders of the artist colony at Gödöll?, the cradle of Hungarian Art Nouveau. They shared the interest in the Transylvanian art, and used it to form the unique Hungarian style in modern art. Koronghi Lippich's essay is a manifesto of this project. WorldCat locates no copies in institutional holdings. Wrappers chipped at extremities. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's illustrated wrappers First separate edition. Offprint. Limited edition up to 300 copies. Numbered. Illustrated title page. Printed on thick paper in brown ink. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        AUNT JANE'S NIECES AT MILLVILLE BY ( Van Dyne, Edith ) AKA Baum, L. Frank , Who Wrote Wizard of Oz Books, Most Uncommon in Color DustJacket Showing 3 Beautiful Gilrs , 1 Seated with Book Open, SERIES #3

      Reilly & BRITTON Chicago, 1908. HBDJ, 1908, Later IsSue WIth titles thRough AUNT JANE'S NIECES oN VACATION ), NF+/VG-, AS-IS, DJ with some light wear and tears edges, and staining, DJ light Rub, FADE, Wear Light Soil, Tiny Chips Extremities DJ, BeautIful Beige Cloth with Purple Lilacs & Picture on dj duplicated, LettEReD in Orange on DJ Spine light Soiling, Interior Nice tight Clean light Rub, Wear FoX, 306 pgs + ADS in BaCk for Flying Girls Series, CaPtain Becky ETC, Pasted Beautiful ColOR PiCture Inlay on CovEr, DJ Seems a SmidGen too short for Cover , Back DJ shows ads for 6 books School girl Day, School fellow Days ETC. BY ( Van Dyne, Edith ) AKA Baum, L. Fran. Hard Cover.

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        Le Gynécée

      1908 - 6 pp., 76 planches Paris. Mercure de France, 1908, in-4, 6 pp, 76 planches, broché sous étui d'éditeur, Premier tirage de ces 76 dessins érotiques de Rouveyre, surprenant de violence et d'originalité. Édition originale de la Glose de Rémy de Gourmont; analyse des convulsions et distorsions auxquelles l'artiste soumet les créatures qu'il nous montre. Tirage à 1510 exemplaires, un des 500 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'artiste sur papier d'arches. Envoi de Rouveyre à Manzi. Un important dessin original sur arche, signé, de Jacques Rouveyre a été ajouté en première page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ENTRANCE TO THE GARDEN, 1908

      - Hand-pulled photogravure on tissue, 8 X 6 inches, archivally matted. Fine. The image is a fine richly-toned photogravure from CAMERA WORK 23, 1908.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Londres comme je l'ai vu.

      Eugene Rey, Paris 1908 - One of 100 de luxe copies on japon, this one unnumbere. 156 illustrations of London by Charles Huard. 8vo., in an unique original vellum binding by Carayon with an original painting by Draner of a Life Guard and a Beefeater on each cover and one of an officer on the spine, spine lettered in gilt, in the original marbled paper stiff wrapper lettered in gilt and slipcase, original wrappers bound in. A very handsome book and binding. Draner who did the three painting on the binding was an important Belgian painter, illustrator and cartoonist. His real name was Jules Jean George Renard (1833-1926) and Draner was an anagram of his surname. He moved from Belgium to France in 1861 and became known at this time for his caricatures of military life, as on this binding which depicts a Lifeguard, a Beefeater and an army officer all with improbable whiskers, arrogance and spectacular 'English' noses. His military caricatures can be seen in several published albums including Types Militaires de Toutes Les Nations and Nouvelle vie militaire. He worked on many magazines and designed costumes for theatres and opera houses. Charles Huard (1874-1965) was a French painter and illustrator very well known for his illustrations to Balzac. His London book was the third voyage book he was commissioned to do, the others were on Berlin and New York. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE VICTORIA HISTORY OF THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND, KENT. Ed. WILLIAM PAGE.

      Archibald Constable and Company Ltd. and The St. Catherine Press. 1908, 1926 and 1932 - First Edition. Folio. Three volumes, with maps, plates and illustrations throughout. Volumes I and II finely bound by Sawyer in full red crushed morocco, gilt; with spines in compartments with raised bands and gilt title and Tudor rose and crown decoration in each compartment, and date to base of spines and all edges gilt. Volume III is in original red cloth, with gilt titles and elaborate gilt decoration to spine and upper board. Volumes I and II have the bookplate of Annie Cowdray to the front pastedown. The V.C.H. grand scheme projected five volumes for Kent but only three were ever published in 1908, 1926 and 1932. The gestation period of the book clearly defeated Annie Cowdray and she did not manage to have the third volume bound, nonetheless the first two volumes are very attractive and lavishly bound. The work covers the early history, ecclesiastical history, archaeology, natural history, geology, maritime history and many other subjects and remains a very useful work. KENT HISTORY KENT

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        THE GHOST KINGS .

      London, Paris, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1908 - Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-376 + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "8.08" at base of page [1] inserted at rear, eight inserted plates with illustrations by A. C. Michael, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. 15,000 copies printed. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 730. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 101. Teitler (2013) 545. Bleiler (1978), p. 90. Reginald 06538. Wolff 2856. Scott 50. Whatmore F32. Christmas 1908 gift inscription on front free endpaper. Minute wear to corner tips, hint of sunning to spine panel about near fine, bright copy. A very attractive copy of a book seldom seen in nice condition. (#149881) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Unmasking Of Robert-Houdin

      New York: The Publishers Printing Co, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 319 p. Illustrated, photo-frontispiece of Houdini. Near Fine condition. Tiny closed tear in margin of pg. 31-32. Former owner's name stamped on ffep. Very faint staining to cloth, which is overall very clean, lettering is barely rubbed. Tissue-guard intact. A nice copy. One famous magician's expose and biography of another, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin.

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        Wind in the Willows

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Good in Poor dust jacket. 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. First American edition published in October 1908. Mylared original dust jacket has pieces missing and dampstains and is completely detached at the rear joint. Green cloth boards have soil on rear lower edge and sunning on edges and spine. Gilt imprint. Binding tight, interior clean. Frontispiece with tissue guard, red and black print on title page. Uncut pages with gilt top edge. Scottish author Kenneth Grahame retired from government service in 1908 and wrote this classic novel of Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad based on stories he had made up for his son Alistair. A very scarce find in the original dust jacket. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 302 pp .

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        TAMAR CURZE .

      New York: R. F. Fenno & Company, [1908] - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [i] ii-v [vi] 7-206 [207-208: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece with color illustration by R. Sherman-Kidd, dark green cloth, front and spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial paper onlay affixed to front panel reproducing part of the color frontispiece. 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. 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Visit (By Command of His Majesty the King) of his Excellency the Prime Minister of Nepal to H.M.S. "Dreadnought", Friday, June 19th, 1908.

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd, 1908]., [London - A commemorative volume ('Not for Publication') issued to accompany the Nepalese Prime Minister's visit to HMS Dreadnought on exercise in the English Channel. The superb photographs depict: The Dreadnought, a submarine (4 plates: beached; on the surface; in the act of diving; submerged), a torpedo boat destroyer (2 plates: 'going 30 knots', 'going 36 knots'). The Nepalese deputation witnessed a demonstration of firing from the Dreadnought and of the deflection of torpedoes with its safety nets. Dreanought, pride of the British navy, launched in 1906 was a revolutionary battleship which stimulated the Anglo-German arms race and gave its name to an entire class of heavily armoured craft. It was widely publicised as part of British naval propaganda and shown-off to numerous foreign visitors. The Nepalese Prime Minister was the Maharaja Sri Teen Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana (1863-1929), one of three nephews who had ordered the assassination of their uncle Maharaja Ranodip Singh Kunwar in the Nepali coup of 1885.Two years later, Dreadnought was at the centre of an embarrassing episode in which several members of the Bloomsbury Group (including Virginia Woolf) led by Horace de Vere Cole masqueraded as an Abyssinian royal party on a similar state visit, inspecting the ship in full costume, talking among themselves in Latin and Greek and exclaiming 'Bunga Bunga!' at every appropriate opportunity. They narrowly escaped arrest. 8vo (192 × 120 mm), pp. 5, [15] (including final blank leaf), 7 original photographs (mounted) each with tissue guards bearing printed captions, folding chart to pocket at rear. Original blue calf, gilt, with Royal arms, naval device and title, watered silk endpapers. Spine very slightly rubbed, but a fine copy. [OCLC/Copac list the Imperial War Museum copy only.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Její pastorky a [Jen fa] Opera o t ech jednáních dle dramatu z venkovského života Moravského od Gabriely Preissové... Klavírní výtah se zp vy. [Piano-vocal score]

      

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        Manuscrits autographes inédits] Grammaire Irlemande (langue imaginaire)

      1908 - 56 pp. in-8 et 2 pp. in-4 sous deux cahiers et en feuilles, sans date [ca 1908 ?]. Grammaire très complète d'un langue imaginaire : alphabet, modifications consonantiques, le nom et ses déclinaisons (plutôt complexes), l'adjectif, le verbe, pronom personnel et possessif, "particules logistiques et syllogistiques", subordonnées. On trouve même des exercices, la toponymie des villes françaises et un vocabulaire anatomique ! Superbe illustration du pouvoir conceptuel et de la précocité de l'esprit (facétieux) de Pichon, qui allait plus tard donner, avec son oncle Jacques Damourette, la grammaire de la (vraie) langue française la plus complète et la plus complexe à ce jour. Personnage d'une grande richesse, d'une infinie curiosité et très complexe, Edouard Pichon est un contemporain et - par son intérêt pour le langage - un précurseur de Lacan, qui lui reprendra - entre autres - le concept de forclusion. Il est l'un des membres fondateurs du groupe de L'Evolution psychiatrique et de la Société Psychanalytique de Paris (dont il fut président de 1935 à 1937). Avec son oncle Jacques Damourette, il est l'auteur d'un monumental Essai de Grammaire française dont la publication s'étala sur près de 30 ans. Il fut également fervent maurrassien tout en étant dreyfusard, et le gendre de Pierre Janet sans être janetien. (Voir à son sujet, E. Roudinesco, Histoire de la psychanalyse en France, t. 1, pp. 297-320). Nota : ce document ne pourra être exporté en dehors de l'Union Européenne sans autorisation préalable du ministère de la Culture, formalité pouvant prendre plusieurs jours. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pierre Gatier- ice skating in the Bois de Boulogne, 1908.

      Pierre Gatier,  ice skating the Bois de Boulogne - "Grand patinage au bois - Valseurs"Ets met aquatint gemaakt in 1908 door Pierre Louis Gatier. Met potlood gesigneerd, gedateerd en betiteld. Uitgegeven in een oplage van 50 stuks. Afm.: 34,8 x 49,4 cm.Tijdens de Belle Epoque trok Tout Paris in de winter naar het Bois de Boulogne. Men kon er schaatsen in stijl. De New York Times berichtte: "During the Summer season the promenade of the fashionable world is the Bois de Boulogne, the Chanps Elysées having been given up to the carriageless million. But no one would have ever dreamed, perhaps, that the wood was to become, in the dead of Winter, a place as of much attraction as in the heat of Summer. In the centre of the wood the two artificial lakes which have an extent of nearly a mile, are now covered with a firm sheet of ice, and on it may be seen thousands of skaters of both sexes. To the Parisians this is a novel scene, and you can well imagine that the Bois at once became the centre of attraction."'Gatier (1878-1944) verwierf bekendheid met z"n marine schilderijen en werd daarnaast gevierd om z"n scènes van de Parijse nachtclubs en society.Literatuur: Felix Gatier "Catalogue Raisonne de L'Oeuvre Gravé"', nr. 41Prijs: € 2.950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        African Nature Notes and Reminiscences

      London: Macmillan, 1908. First Edition, 2nd Prtg. Hardcover. Fine. Edmund Caldwell. 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.

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        Die Nibelungen dem Deutschen Volke wiedererzählt

      Gerlach und Wiedling, (1908/09)., Wien und Leipzig - Mit Buchschmuck u. 8 doppelseitigen farb. goldbronzierten Illustr. v. Carl Otto Czeschka. Illustrationen von Czeschka, C. O. OHLwd mit Vignette, Rückentitel u. illustr. Vorsätzen in Blau und Weiß. 67 (1) S. (Gerlach's Jugendbücherei 22). Kanten leicht bestoßen; Einbd. etwas braunfleckig; ansonsten sehr sauber und gut. Ries 479, 3 u. 358: "Was den Rang von Czeschkas Nibelungen angeht, so zählen sie zu Spitzenwerken der Buchillustration schlechthin". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SHIKI NO HANA: FLOWERS OF THE FOUR SEASONS.

      Kyoto 1908, Yamada Unsodo. Accordion folded, 9 of 10 volume. set, covers worn, chipped, contents very good, clean, sound,. ca. 19 x 28 cm., prints open to ca. 37.5 x 18 cm., woodcut. printed in color by hand on hand-made paper. R A R E. ONE OF JAPANS MOST STUNNING & COMPLETE COLOR FLORALS Co-authors Suzuki Sonoichi and Nakano Sonoaki. A most superb example of the best in Japanese period polychrome woodblock printing. Per Bartlett, "The work was published just a cent- tury after it was begun. It is so extensive and deals with so many more plants than the conventional "flowers of the four seasons" of most artists that it is botanical as well as artistic in conceptions. The artist Sakai [1761-1828] served in the Imperial court and was the son of a Daimyo of Himeiji in Harima province. He painted this work from living specimens, and was assisted by Suzuki who supplemented the work. Upon Sakai's death, the it was continued and finished by Nakano [1833-1892]. He rounded out the work to contain some 1000 examples, then it was published for the first time in 1908. The work is so extensive that it could be consid- ered a Japanese flora if it were not entirely unclassified and without text except for a table of contents. The work contains a profusion of beautiful color flowers as well as fruits and fruiting trees, illustrated in large Oban size. Due to the exceptional beauty of the color prints, complete copies of this work are exceptionally difficult, many have been broken and individually framed. Lacks the winter single volume, the best illustrated volumes are spring, summer and fall, winter is the smallest group. Set as is. See H. Bartl- ett: JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOODBLOCK PRINTING pp.243-4 exhibit 103 & figure 94. See L. Brown: BLOCK PRINT- ING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION IN JAPAN for details on Sakai and his son et al, pp 60-61. P. Laurence: A DICTIONARY OF JAPAN- ESE ARTISTS devotes considerable space to him on p.47. Sakai published two important books on Korin. By and large a most impressive and beautifully illustrated botanica japonica. Color 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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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream (Signed Ltd.)

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1908. First American edition. Very Good. A Very Good copy, complete as issued, with all 40 tipped-in color illustrations and tissue guards (although one tissue guard detached). Signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Lacking the silk ties, as usual. In the publisher's white cloth binding with some of the gilt rubbed & dulled, some colored over in ink. Internal contents are generally in attractive condition with minor separation within the page block, leaves adjacent to the illustration leaves toned and a couple leaves with short tears. One of our favorite Rackham productions, combining Shakespeare's wonderful play with Rackham's whimsical illustrations in a lovely edition. Arthur Rackham was one of the great illustrators of the early 20th century, a period which is referred to as the "golden age" in British book design. His works were produced in both limited and mass market editions as there was a large market for ornately illustrated books before the First World War. Rackham used a unique style, thought to mix European and East Asian influences, that involved both pen and India Ink as well as watercolor. His work was displayed all over Europe - and received awards at International Exhibitions in Milan and Barcelona and Rackham would influence heavily many illustrators, especially those of children's books, who came after him. "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative and observant of human nature, while his gnomes, fairies and gnarled anthropomorphic trees in Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens or A Midsummer Night's Dream represent his more fantastic side.... He was - and remains - a soloist in front of an orchestra, a player with the responsibility to interpret and add a personal lustre to great works with variations of infinite subtlety and grace." ["Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration," by James Hamilton, Pavilion Books, Ltd., London, 1990]. Very Good.

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

      London 1908, Lane. Red decorated cloth, 16 color, 700 b.w.. plates, bibliography, Japanese character index,all edge gilt. clean & solid copy, gold stamped titles. RARE 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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        A Midsummer Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

      London: William Heinemann, 1908., 1908. First Rackham Illustrated Edition. Quarto. Elegantly hand-bound in full brown oasis morocco leather, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, gilt border to covers, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, publisher's original cloth bound in at rear. With 40 tipped-in colour plates, captioned tissue guards. Light, occasional foxing. A fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Shakespeare's story follows four young Athenian lovers and a group actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of their play is set.

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        The Marlborough Struwwelpeter

      "Times" Office, Marlborough 1908 - Bound in thick card boards with red cloth spine. No inscriptions, signatures etc.; binding tight; very slight wear at board edges; some discolouration on back board; small water-splash marks on cloth spine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Illustrirtes Handbuch der Federviehzucht. Band I: Die Federviehzucht als Wirthschafszweig und als Liebhaberei. Die Hühnervögel. Band II. Die Tauben und das Wassergeflügel.

      Paul Perey, Berlin, 1908. XIII+880+ VIII+408 pages pp. Vol I with 6 coulored and 205 B/H illustrations. Vol II with 2 coloured and 133 B/H illustrations. Bound in 2 beautifull decorate original cloth with illystrations of birds onfrontboard. The conditions are almost as new. An excellent copy of this book. Vierte auflage.. 15032117

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        Sarcophages des époques persane et ptolémaïque - Tome I. Fasc. 1 & Tome I. Fasc. 2 & Tome II (complete set) (Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire)

      SAE, Cairo 1908 - Extremely rare complete set. Le Caire, 1908-14 & 1939. folio. First edition. Tome I: pages 1-112 & 113-315, plates 1-8 & 9-26. Tome II: pages i-vii & 1-147, plates 1-43. Bound in 2 volumes in modern black & blue buckram. A mint copy with no markings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.

      - Chicago: Reilly and Britton, 1908. Slim 4to, 256 pp. Light blue cloth boards with pictorial paste-on. Pictorial endpapers printed in yellow and black. Some small nicks and minor warping to lower cover, some wear and minor soiling to upper cover, slight general rubbing. Headcap and tail bumped, binding slightly shaken. Crease in ownership page. Very good condition for a title usually found in tatters. First edition, first state with light blue cloth and metallic gold pictorial paste-on, 16 inserted full-color plates, three titles listed on the verso of the half title, inserted black and yellow endpapers, and "The Reilly & Britton Co." stamped in black on the backstrip (Hanff, 40-41). The fourth book in the Oz series. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pierre Gatier- ice skating in the Bois de Boulogne, 1908.

      Pierre Gatier,  ice skating the Bois de Boulogne - "Grand patinage au bois - Valseurs"Ets met aquatint gemaakt in 1908 door Pierre Louis Gatier. Met potlood gesigneerd, gedateerd en betiteld. Uitgegeven in een oplage van 50 stuks. Afm.: 34,8 x 49,4 cm.Tijdens de Belle Epoque trok Tout Paris in de winter naar het Bois de Boulogne. Men kon er schaatsen in stijl. De New York Times berichtte: "During the Summer season the promenade of the fashionable world is the Bois de Boulogne, the Chanps Elysées having been given up to the carriageless million. But no one would have ever dreamed, perhaps, that the wood was to become, in the dead of Winter, a place as of much attraction as in the heat of Summer. In the centre of the wood the two artificial lakes which have an extent of nearly a mile, are now covered with a firm sheet of ice, and on it may be seen thousands of skaters of both sexes. To the Parisians this is a novel scene, and you can well imagine that the Bois at once became the centre of attraction."'Gatier (1878-1944) verwierf bekendheid met z"n marine schilderijen en werd daarnaast gevierd om z"n scènes van de Parijse nachtclubs en society.Literatuur: Felix Gatier "Catalogue Raisonne de L'Oeuvre Gravé"', nr. 41Prijs: € 2.950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Il Passaggio Nord-Ovest. La mia spedizione polare sulla "Gjoa" con un'appendice del tenente Goffredo Hansen.

      Milano, Treves, 1908, 8vo dorso in mezza tela blu sulle copertine originali, illustrate, pp. 624 ill. da 140 inc. e 3 carte f.t.

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        Liguria preistorica. UNITO A: Liguria preistorica. Epilogo.

      Genova, Soc. Ligure St. Patria, 1908, 8vo legatura in mezza tela, tassello al dorso, pp. 761 con 271 fig. n.t. e con 8 tavole f.t. = Genova, Soc. Ligure St. Patria, 1908, 8vo brossura originale (timbro "Omaggio dell'Autore" in cop.) pp. 83 con 8 tavole. Si tratta delle pag. 625/697 dell'opera completa, tirata a parte. Raro.

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        Il Passaggio Nord-Ovest. La mia spedizione polare sulla "Gjoa" con un'appendice del tenente Goffredo Hansen.

      Milano, Treves, 1908, 8vo mezza tela verde, pp. 624 ill. da 140 inc. e 3 carte f.t.

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        KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. ITS HISTORY AND ITS PEOPLE 1808-1908. THREE VOLUMES.

      The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anne of Green Gables *FIRST EDITION*

      Boston, MA: L.C. Page & Company, Colonial Press, 1908. 1st Edition 4th Printing. Hardcover. Good. M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition published by Colonial Press, 1908, in Boston. Fourth impression. Hardcover in good condition. Pictorial hardcover with gilt title. Moderate shelf-wear evident, scuffing to boards. Deckle-cut edges to text block. Mild yellowing to interior pages. Moderate foxing to end-papers and illustrations throughout. Binding is loose at FFEP. Inscribed by previous owner, curiously with date 1901. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada weekly. Packages leave our location Tuesdays, and are postmarked Wednesdays. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1908 - 1908 Original Hardback Wisden,

      1908. This lot is an 1908 Original Hardback Wisden. 13th Hardback! In Good to Very Good Condition. This book has has a small amount of restoration, the spine cloth has been cleaned and possible over writing of gilt (hard to tell) but other than that and the repaired hinges it is very nice, nice and clean inside with photoplate that looks facsimile but a nice book otherwise.

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        Von Tieren und Menschen. Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen (nummerierte LUXUS-AUSGABE in 2 Bänden) - No. 23.

      Vita Deutsches Verlagshaus; 1908. Erstausgabe; SELTEN!! 483 Seiten; durchgehende Zählung; Gebundene Ausgabe Rückensignatur, ordnungsgemäß vorne und hinten ausgestempelt, ansonsten gut erhaltene Bände aus aufgelöster Bibliothek einer großen deutschen Medienanstalt; Orig.Ganzleder mit Goldvignette des Löwen Trient (wahrscheinlich vergoldetes Metall/ Eisen (?)); Goldschnitt; KOMPLETTPREIS für 2 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; SELTENES EXEMPLAR!! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream (Signed Ltd.)

      Doubleday, Page & Co, New York 1908 - A Very Good copy, complete as issued, with all 40 tipped-in color illustrations and tissue guards (although one tissue guard detached). Signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Lacking the silk ties, as usual. In the publisher's white cloth binding with some of the gilt rubbed & dulled, some colored over in ink. Internal contents are generally in attractive condition with minor separation within the page block, leaves adjacent to the illustration leaves toned and a couple leaves with short tears. One of our favorite Rackham productions, combining Shakespeare's wonderful play with Rackham's whimsical illustrations in a lovely edition. Arthur Rackham was one of the great illustrators of the early 20th century, a period which is referred to as the "golden age" in British book design. His works were produced in both limited and mass market editions as there was a large market for ornately illustrated books before the First World War. Rackham used a unique style, thought to mix European and East Asian influences, that involved both pen and India Ink as well as watercolor. His work was displayed all over Europe - and received awards at International Exhibitions in Milan and Barcelona and Rackham would influence heavily many illustrators, especially those of children's books, who came after him. "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative and observant of human nature, while his gnomes, fairies and gnarled anthropomorphic trees in Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens or A Midsummer Night's Dream represent his more fantastic side. He was - and remains - a soloist in front of an orchestra, a player with the responsibility to interpret and add a personal lustre to great works with variations of infinite subtlety and grace." ["Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration," by James Hamilton, Pavilion Books, Ltd., London, 1990]. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Literarische Texte des Mittleren Reiches. Band I: Die Klage des Bauern. Band II: Die Erzählung des Sinuhe und die Hirtengeschichte

      J.C. Hinrichs, Leipzig 1908 - Extremely rare complete set of 2 volumes. Hieratische papyri aus den königlichen Museen zu Berlin 04. J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, Leipzig, 1908. First edition. Large folio, 15 & 24* pages, 24 plates. Beige wrappers. Hieratische papyri aus den königlichen Museen zu Berlin 05. J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, Leipzig, 1909. First edition. Large folio, 15 & 18* pages, 18 plates. Beige wrappers. Binding loose, but overall in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Writings of Mark Twain. The works include: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, The Celebrated Jumping Frog, Pudd'nhead Wilson, The Prince and the Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The American Claimant, etc.

      New York, NY: Harper and Brothers / Hartford, Conn: The American Publishing Company, 1908., 1908. The Hillcrest Edition, complete in 25 volumes; Octavos. Elegantly hand-bound in half dark green oasis morocco over cloth boards, spine gilt-lettered and ruled in six compartments with raised band, top edges gilt others untrimmed. With photogravure frontispieces including portraits of the author and illustrations. Internally very clean; externally unmarked. A superb library set in a handsome recent leather binding. The same sheets were also bound (with their own prelims) by P.F. Collier and Son, that version being known as the Author's National Edition; these fine publications stem from the original Uniform Edition of 1899.

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