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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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        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 p. 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      Published by Heinemann, London: 1908. 4to. Deluxe edition. Bound in original vellum. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 40 stunning full-page colour plates mounted on brown art paper, with descriptive tissues guards. This beautifully illustrated limited edition signed by Arthur Rackham is no. 619 of 1000. Title and illustration to front cover and spine in gold gilt. The top edge of the leaves is also gilt, while the other edges are untrimmed. This copy comes with silk ties, although these may have been added later, and housed in a modern cloth slipcase. There is a slight nick to the head of the spine and a neat ownership inscription inside, but otherwise is an Excellent copy in Fine condition. In all a stunning book and a must have for any collection!!

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        Thirty-five Years in the Punjab, 1858-1893.

      Edinburgh: David Douglas,, 1908. Ocatvo. Original dark blue finely diapered cloth, title gilt to the spine and front board. Photogravure frontispiece with facsimile signature and four other similar portraits, double-page map. The lightest of shelf-wear, free endpapers browned, else a really sharp copy, largely unopened. First edition. "Reconstructed from letters to his mother and a personal diary, Elsmie fashioned a significant account of his administrative, judicial, and fiscal duties at numerous stations throughout the Punjab" (Riddick). An uncommon, and important account of the civilian administration of India by one of the last graduates of the East India Company College at Haileybury, commended in ODNB for its "wit and engaging candour". Publisher's compliments slip,completed in manuscript "Sent by desire of the Author" loosely inserted.

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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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        GUIDE BOOK FOR YOKOHAMA AND IMMEDIATE VICINITY.

      A MINIATURE POCKET-BOOK & GUIDE BOOK [Yokohama 1908, - Grand Hotel]. Black cloth, 11 x 14.5 cm.,65++26p., many charming & quaint period advertisements, verygood, with folding color pocket map, b. w. photos, Englishtext. QUITE RARE ! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Gesangbildungslehre nach Pestalozzischen Grundsätzen, methodisch bearbeitet von Hans Georg Nägeli. Erste Hauptabteilung. Zürich u.a., Nägeli 1810. 4°. XVI, 250 S., 1 Bl. mit zahlr. Musiknoten im Text. - Angebunden: Beylagen A, B und C. 1 Bl., 17 S., 7 S., 1 Bl., 41 S. Kart. d Zt.

      - Eitner VII, 407 - Israel III, 146.- Seltene erste Ausgabe der berühmten Musikpädagogik mit den drei Beilagen Ein-, Zwei- und Dreistimmige Gesänge.- (siehe ausführl.: H. Löbmann, ?Die Gesangbildungslehre nach Pestalozzischen Grundsätzen in ihrem Zusammenhange mit der Aesthetik der Geschichte der Pädagogik und der Musik.? Phil. Diss. der Univ. Leipzig 1908).- 1817 erschien als 2. Hauptabt.: Gesangbildungslehre für den Männerchor.- Titel gestempelt, tls. leicht braunfleckig, Buchblock gelockert, Ebd. berieben, Rücken mit Fehlstellen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Books on Egypt and Chaldaea

      Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, London 1908 - 12mo. 31 volumes. Illustrated. Cloth, very good set. (23222). Volume1: Egyptian Religion; v2: Egyptian Magic; v3: Egyptian Language; v4: Babylonian Religion; v5: Assyrian Language; vols 6-8: Book of the Dead; vols 9-16: History of Egypt; vols17 &18: Decrees of Memphis and Canopus: The Rosetta Stone; v19: Decrees of Memphis and Canopus: The Stele of Canopus; vols 20-22: Egyptian Heaven and Hell; vol 22 & 24: Book of Kings; v25: Liturgy of Funerary Offerings; vol 26 & 27: Book of the Opening of the Mouth; vols 28-30: Book of the Dead; v31: Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Book of the Dead.-History of Egypt, Decrees of Memphis & Canopis, published by Oxford UP / American Branch; Egyptian Heaven and Hell by Open Court Publishing Co. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DILETTANTE LEGATORE DI LIBRI CON CENNI STORICI

      Hoepli, Milano 1908 - Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: 204+64 catalogo . Illustrazioni: 91 incisioni e 17 tavole fuori testo a due colori, copertina con riprodotta antica scrittura amanuense . Formato: 24° . Rilegatura: Cartonato pergamena a modello antico con bande . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Un libro culto. Si tratta di una edizione particolare eseguita appositamente per questa occasione. Emana fascino, sorpresa, mistero. Incredibilmente in buono stato. Stampato nel 1907, ma al frontespizio appare l'anno successivo. Leggere bruniture . Collana: Manuali .

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        Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe

      Abiquiu: np. FIRST EDITION. Fine. LARGE GELATIN SILVER PRINT of one of Karsh's most iconic images, signed by Karsh in ink on border. "When Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) traveled to Abiquiu to photograph O'Keeffe in 1956, he... produced an image that suggested her self-assurance and reflected her artistic concerns. Seated in profile in the entryway of her house, O'Keeffe posed under a large set of antlers that appeared in many of her paintings. Karsh wrote that he 'expected to find some of the poetic intensity of her paintings reflected in her personality. Intensity I found, but it was the austere intensity of dedication to her work, which has led Miss O'Keeffe to cut out of her life anything that interferes with her ability to express herself in paint.' As Stieglitz had done in his portraits of the young O'Keeffe, Karsh drew attention to the artist's hands. But for his image of the sixty-nine year old artist, he posed her bent fingers next to a gnarled tree stump and placed her under a deer's skull, alluding to the passage of time and death. As if to balance those dark elements, however, a streak of light coming in from the open doorway falls on O'Keeffe's forehead, wrist, and still-life objects in the composition, serving as a reminder of the inspiration and vitality of the still-practicing artist. According to Karsh, his photograph once hung in her house at Abiquiu" (Susan Danly, "Miss O'Keeffe", Photography and Fame). Size: 20x16 inches (photograph); 29x24 inches (framed). Photograph taken in 1956; printed later (c.1980). Gelatin silver print, signed in ink by Karsh on border, mounted, framed. A large, stunning image in fine condition.

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        Persian Gulf and adjacent countries.

      London, War Office, Topographical Section, 1908. - Coloured map (72 x 57 cm). Scale 1:4,055,040. Map of the Arabian Gulf. "It must have been drawn to show the zones of influence of Russia and Great Britain in Persia, as defined by the Anglo-Russian convention on 31st of august 1907" (Alai). Alai, General maps E.354. OCLC 221059917. Not in Al Ankary; Al-Qasimi.

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        Psicolojia (Psicologia) del Pueblo Araucano. (Dos partes en un tomo).

      Santiago de Chile Cervantes 1908 - Bordeauxfarbener, blindgeprägter O-Ganzleineneinband mit Titel in Golddruck auf Rücken, rosafarbene Vorsätze, 412 Seiten mit zahlreichen fotografischen Abbildungen, 8°. Rares Werk in gutem Erhaltungszustand! La obra fundamental del rector del liceo de Temuco en buen estado y en la edicion original de 1908. La obra cubre los siguientes capitulos: Rejimen paterno, Refimen domestico, Medios de existencia, La vida en familia, Modalidad guerrera, Rasgos etnicos, Rejimen de propiedad, El dercho consuetudinario, Hechos criminosos i penas, El tabu o la moral negativa, La Majia, Representacion colectiva de la muerte, El culto de los espiritus, Concepciones miticas, Cuentos miticos, La intelijencia, Sentimientos i pasiones, Voluntad i caracter, La asimilacion.

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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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        Internationale Monatsschrift für Anatomie und Histologie., Herausgegeben von E.A. Schäfer, L. Testut und W. Krause et al. Jahrgänge 1-24

      Theodor Fischer, Berlin 1884-1908. - ca. 400 S. je Band mit zahlreichen meist mehrfach gefalteten und teils farbig lith. Tafeln, Die meisten Beiträge in Deutsch, einige Beiträge in Englisch oder Französisch; Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 marmoriertes Halbleinen, Bibliotheksexemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit kleinem unscheinbarem Papier-Rückenschild, gutes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Second Afghan War, 1878-80 Abridged Official Account

      London: John Murray, , 1908. Produced in the Intelligence Branch Army Head-Quarters, India. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, title in yellow to the spine within a double ruled panel with coronet corner pieces, similarly blocked in black to the front board, top edges gilt. Frontispiece and numerous plates, folding maps and panoramas. Binding skilfully refurbished, scattered foxing. A very good copy. First and only edition, uncommon: Copac records just 8 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, SOAS, King's College London, National Library of Wales, Newcastle, Cambridge, National Library of Scotland, Oxford), OCLC adds no others. The only relic of MacGregor's massive official history of the campaign, which was either "treated as a secret work" as according to the Preface, or suppressed by the government for criticisms of Indian defence policy "beyond its terms of reference" (ODNB) Either way, it was reworked by Cardew, historian of the Bengal Army and later of Hodson's Horse, with the intention that it would be "placed on sale", but was again held back when it was decided that "the time had not yet come when it would be advisable to publish an official account of certain of the incidents of the war, which had been subject to much controversy." This edition, compiled by Samuel Pasfield Oliver, was issued after reconsideration of the question by the Government of India, and further revision by Cardew. An indispensable source for the war.

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        The Teddy Bear's Christmas, Vintage 1908 Adorable Book, Illustrated By W W Denslow In Color of Little Boy , Girl & Yellow Bear & Jack-in-the-Box, One of Last Works of "WIZARD of OZ" MASTER ILLUSTRATOR, Denslow A Wonderful FANTASY Adv

      MILLER BROS Co. Store Westminster Md,, 1908. .SOFTCOVER Color Illustrated Stapled WRAPS with some Wrinkling & Pencil & Ink Name front & Back Cover, FoXing to Back Cover & Light Chipping Edges, 10 page story, VG-/GOOD, SOFTCOVER, AS-IS, with Original paper wraps & LIGHT FoX Wrinkling Inside pgs, Aside from one spot on the right edge, this is a VERY Nice Copy, with no Damage or Writing, & Firm staples. Very Good + Condition, FIRST & ONLY PRINTING !!! 5" X 7 1/4" A WONDERFUL GIFT, Light wear and browning to the back cover. Small 8vo,. A Wonderful FANTASY Adventure of Bobby & Bess's Search for Santa Claus, with help from their Teddy Bear & other Animated Toys. 10 page story, with Original PAPER WRAPS. It was commissioned as an advertising Christmas Give Away by Miller Bros. Co, MD. ,Includes Even a color plate of Santa!! . First Edition. Soft Cover.

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        [Broadside]: Votes for Women Souvenir. Official Programme of the Great Demonstration. Hyde Park, Sunday June 21

      London: Mr. S. Burgess. [1908]. Crepe paper. Measuring approximately 15" x 14.5". Printed in purple, green, and black with a central map showing procession routes and speaker's platforms, surrounded by portraits of 20 suffragettes with a border of colored violets. Very good with creases, a couple small tears and a couple minor spots. A souvenir program for the first large-scale meeting of the Women's Social and Political Union, which has become know as the Women's Sunday." Early in 1908 Prime Minister Herbert Asquith reported he would drop his opposition to women's suffrage if it could be demonstrated that enough women wanted the vote. In response, Emmeline Pankhurst and other activists organized this Great Demonstration which grew to include 250,000 people, seven separate processions, and 80 speakers on 20 different platforms. It was the largest mass meeting on London's history and the earliest major use of the new suffrage colors: purple, green, and white.This broadside was one of the first produced by Mrs. S. Burgess of London, who created items for various historical and period events. Burgess essentially reused the design twice more for the 1909 March to the House of Commons, where suffragettes smash Whitehall's office windows after Asquith refused to see them, and again for the 1911 Suffrage Coronation Demonstration. "According to Kenneth Florey, author of Women's Suffrage Memorabilia: The WSPU has mixed feeling about Burgess's unauthorized souvenir described as the "Official Programme of the Great Demonstration" but acknowledges their importance of a tangible memento for suffrage supporters. Rare. OCLC locates one copy at the Library of Congress. .

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        Official programme for "Boris Godounov".

      Emile Robert Paris 1908 - Octavo (27 x 21 cm). 66 pages, illustrated throughout, original yellow wrappers designed by Bilibin. Fine example of this programme for Modest Moussorgsky's celebrated Boris Godunov. With a lovely cover designed by Bilibin, a half-title by Yuon and, among other illustrations, a portrait of Rimsky-Korsakov by Serov specially drawn for this programme. Diaghilev's production was the first to be staged outside Russia. Reflecting on it, Alexandre Benois (whose set design is also reproduced) wrote the following: "Its production at the Paris Opéra in the spring 1908 was most sumptuous. The sets were made after sketches by Golovin, Yuon, and me; the magnificent costumes were created after the designs by the great specialist in early Russian art, Stelletsky, and Diaghilev personally scoured the antique shops for everything he could find, from peasant caps to brocades [.]. When all Paris gathered for the première, it was amazed by the beauty of the performance. This success encouraged Diaghilev and his group to undertake other productions, which in every respect surpassed the first". Boris Kochno, Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes (NY & Evanston, 1970). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kaiser Franz Joseph Hafen bei Prag - Smichow-Zlichow (Kaiserwiese) an der Moldau 1899 - 1903 Verfasst im Auftrage des k.k. Ministeriums des Inneren

      Im Selbstverlag 1908 - 4° (22 x 34 cm), OLn. Prächtig gestalteter Einband mit Gold-, Schwarz- und andersfarbiger Prägung, goldener Rückenbeschriftung. Kopfgoldschnitt. Inhalt: Vorgeschichte; Erbauung; Anlage des Hafens im allgemeinen .; Form und Grösse des Hafens; Hafenschutzdamm; Ufer, Umschlgs- und Holzwälzplätze; Details über die bauliche Ausführung und speziellen Einrichtungen: A.,.B.bis M. . etc); Kosten des Hafenbaues; Schlussbewmerkungen. Verzeichnis der beigefügten Pläne: 1.:Übersichts-Situation. 2.: Detail-Situation. 3.: Längenprofil samt Querschnitt. 4.: Obere Hafeneinfahrt. 5.: Disposition der Strassen- und Eisenbahnbrücke. 6.: Details der Strassenbrücke. 7.: Details der Eisenbahnbrücke. 8.: Details der Eisenkonstruktion .9.: Sperrvorrichtung . 10. + 11.: Hafenaufsichts-Gehöft. 12.: Gehöft des Hafenmeister-Gehilfen. 13.: Detail der Radlitzer-Kanalanlage. 14.: Detail der Fangvorrichtung .15.: Detail eines Holzaufzuges. 16.: Wasserstände . Hier die Ausgabe mit allen, gefalteten Tafel. Die erste 2-fachgefaltete Tafel farbig lithographiert. Rückendeckel mit ganz leichten Fingerspuren. Ein sehr selten angebotenes Werk in einem wirklich guten Zustand, ohne bestoßene Ecken oder eingerissenen Tafeln 67 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La ville charnelle EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: E. Sansot & Cie, 1908. Fine. E. Sansot & Cie, Paris 1908, 13,5x17,5cm, broché. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists, mention of false fifth. autograph dedication of the author autograph signed by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: "To my dear master Maurice Le Blond ..." on the title page and false for whom it says on the page facing his address where he can be reached in Milan. first board with a clear task and a trace of angular fold.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, fausse mention de cinquième édition. Envoi autographe signé de Filippo Tommaso Marinetti : "A mon cher maître Maurice Le Blond..." sur la page de faux-titre et pour qui il indique sur la page en regard son adresse à laquelle on peut le joindre à Milan. Premier plat comportant une tache claire et une trace de pliure angulaire, infimes piqûres sur la première garde.  

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        ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD

      - EATON,SEYMOUR. THE ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD. NY: Stern 1908 (1908). 4to, cloth backed pict. bds, 178p., + [8]p. ads, Fine in original dust wrapper (dw very chipped frayed and worn). 1st ed. Illus. by R.K. CULVER with 15 color plates plus many b&w's. The Bears meet King Edward and travel in Europe. Rare in dw. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Wind in the Willows With a Frontispiece by Graham Robertson

      London: Methuen and Co., (1908).. First edition, 8vo, (vi), 302, (2) pp Frontispiece, some occasional foxing, original gilt decorated cloth upper cover bound in at the end. Handsomely bound in blue full morocco, t.e.g., a couple of very light marks otherwise a lovely copy.

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        Officer's private photographic record of campaigning in the Zakka Khel Expedition, Bazar Valley Field Force, and Mohmand Expedition,1908

      [1908] . Landscape quarto (230 × 280 mm) Green cloth. 96 original photographs 40 × 98 mm (c. 3 × 4 in) window-mounted in 12 card leaves, the great majority with inked captions. A little rubbed, some of the images a little faded, but the majority with decent tone and definition, overall very good. Well-kept, fully-captioned snapshot album of service with the 1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders during the operations against the Zakka Khel afridis in the Bazar Valley, and the Mohmands on the Khyber Pass. A great number of identified portraits of fellow officers and NCOs - including Maj. The Hon. Douglas Forbes-Sempill, who died during the campaign in the storming of Halwa, and Sir James Willcocks, commanding - together with views of the camps, Walai and Chinar, forts at Ali Masjid and Shabkadr; punitive actions at Walai and Kund; jirgahs with the Afridis and Mohmands; some images of native regiments, 28th Punjabis, Khyber Rifles, Gurkhas, 54th Sikhs; an interesting group of images relating to the capture of Nahakki village around which there was fierce fighting during May, including Mohmand prisoners, searches "for hidden Rupees etc", and the "House or stable … used as Officer's Mess". From the time of the end of the Tirah campaign in 1897?-8 the Zakka Khel Afridis had "remained the persistent enemies of tranquility and progress. Numerous raids in British territory were proved to have their origin in the Bazar Valley" (Nevill, Campaigns on the North West Frontier p. 331). The autumn of 1907 brought a renewal of activity, raids being carried out "with such daring that even Peshawar city itself became the scene of wholesale robbery under arms. A military expedition was then sanctioned at the beginning of February 1908, 'limited strictly to punishment of Zakka Khel, and not occupation or annexation of tribal territory' " (ibid.) An expedition was raised under the command of Major-General Sir James Willcocks. "I had at my disposal two Brigades of Infantry, with a third on the line of communications, and in reserve four Squadrons of Cavalry, one Battalion Pioneers, with an extra Battalion of Infantry as Divisional troops, two Batteries of mountain guns, and two Companies of Sappers and Miners" (Willcocks, The Romance of Soldiering and Sport). The expedition was swiftly and efficiently successful. "From the first I made up my mind to move so quickly that the Afridis would be taken unawares … The Afridis were quite dumbfounded by our rapid movement, and in twenty-four hours we had practically decided their fate. Owing to the fact that no other Afridi clan joined [them] ... and the Mohmand Lashkars arrived too late, they stood no chance against the highly trained Division under my command. They never got a look in, and within a fortnight, what Punch did us the great honour of calling 'Willcocks' weekend War' was over and we were back in Peshawar." Willcocks was sent a telegram by the king himself congratulating him on the skill with which the operations had been carried forward and on "the bravery and good conduct of the troops, which I consider has been beyond all praise". The cheaply-won peace was but brief, however, as the Mohmand war-parties, stirred by their mullahs' demands for a jihad began the disturbances which were to lead to the necessity for the Mohmand Expedition. Partially obliterated inscription to the front pastedown, concluding "Photos of Colonel Robert Horn in India with The Seaforths 1902 [sic.] from his younger brother [William] Headdrick". Horn subsequently served with his regiment on the Western Front, Neuve Chapelle; badly wounded Festubert, May 1915; Arras 1917; killed in action April 1918 at Scherpenberg.

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        Antike Ruinen, vermutlich auf dem Palatin in Rom.

      - Feder in Braun, braun und grau laviert, mit brauner Feder umrandet, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: bekrönter Wappenschild, gehalten von zwei steigenden Löwen, links unten mit brauner Feder nummeriert „2". 30:19,7 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Hans von Leeuwen, Amsterdam (1908-2010), Lugt Suppl. 2799a; Sammlung G. Meyer, Rotterdam, 1975; Auktion Christie’s Amsterdam. The Hans van Leeuwen Collection. Part I. 24.XI.1992, Nr. 159 mit Abb. Ausstellungen: Auf folgenden Ausstellungen der Sammlung van Leeuwen wurde die Zeichnung gezeigt: Utrecht 1978, Nr. 83; Bremen/Braunschweig/Stuttgart 1979/80, Nr. 101. Vergleichsliteratur: W. Bernt, Die niederländischen Zeichner des 17. Jahrhunderts. Bd. II. München, 1958, Nr. 466, mit Abb.; Ausst.Katalog: Alte Zeichnungen aus dem Kupferstichkabinett der Universität Leiden. Amsterdam 1986, Nr. 70 mit Abb. Nach einer Ausbildung bei A. Bloemaert (1564-1651) hielt sich van Poelenburgh 1616-1623 in Italien auf und arbeitete dort längere Jahre unter dem Einfluß von A. Elsheimer (1578-1610) in Rom. Zusammen mit J. van Bylert (1603-1671) gehörte er 1623 zu den Gründern der niederländischen Maler-Bent. 1626 wr er in Utrecht ansässig, 1637 folgte ein Aufenthalt in London. Seine Zeichnungen entsprechen seinen Ölgemälden: arkadische Landschaften, bekannte römische Baudenkmäler und antike Ruinen.

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        Le piège EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1908. Fine. Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1908, 12x19cm, relié. - Troisème edition. Binding to bradel half percaline old pink, smooth back slightly thinned with a floral pattern golden browned date and dual tail thread, marbled paper plates, wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary binding signed Pierson. Precious signed autograph Maurice Vaucaire to (Jules) Cheret and his wife: "For the good friends Cheret affectionately ..." - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisème édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline vieux rose, dos lisse légèrement éclairci orné d'un motif floral doré, date et double filet dorés en queue, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque signée de Pierson. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Maurice Vaucaire à (Jules) Chéret et à sa femme : "Aux bons amis Chéret très affectueusement..."

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        Die Schmetterlinge Europas : Band I (Text) + II (Text) + III (Tafelband). Allgemeiner Teil - Spezieller Teil - Tafelteil. Dritte Auflage von E. Hofmann's Werk: Die Groß-Schmetterlinge Europas.

      Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (E. Nägele / Nägele & Sprösser), 1908-1910-1910.. 3 Bände von 4, 4° (30x22), Textbände: CXXVII,385; 523 S., mit etwa 400 TextAbb.- Tafelband: mit über 3500 Abb. auf 95 chromolith Tafeln auf Karton mit gegenüberstehender Beschreibung, einheitl graue Leinenbände mit Deckelillustration, Stempel auf Titelblatt und verso Reihentitel, fest und sauber,. [Nissen, ZBI 1973a] ohne den 4. Band (Raupen).-- die Bände fachmännisch restauriert: graue Leinenbände mit aufgezogenem grauen Vorderdeckel, Rückentitel handschriftlich in kalligraphischer Manier, Bindung erneuert, neue Bütten Vorsätze,

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        The Teddy Bear's Christmas, Vintage 1908 Adorable Book, Illustrated By W. W. Denslow In Color of Little Boy , Girl & Yellow Bear & Jack-in-the-Box, One of Last Works of "WIZARD of OZ" MASTER ILLUSTRATOR, Denslow. A Wonderful FANTASY Adv

      MILLER BROS Co. Store Westminster Md,, 1908. .SOFTCOVER Color Illustrated Stapled WRAPS with some Wrinkling & Pencil & Ink Name front & Back Cover, FoXing to Back Cover & Light Chipping Edges, 10 page story, VG-/GOOD, SOFTCOVER, AS-IS, with Original paper wraps & LIGHT FoX Wrinkling Inside pgs, Aside from one spot on the right edge, this is a VERY Nice Copy, with no Damage or Writing, & Firm staples. Very Good + Condition, FIRST & ONLY PRINTING !!! 5" X 7 1/4" A WONDERFUL GIFT, Light wear and browning to the back cover. Small 8vo,. A Wonderful FANTASY Adventure of Bobby & Bess's Search for Santa Claus, with help from their Teddy Bear & other Animated Toys. 10 page story, with Original PAPER WRAPS. It was commissioned as an advertising Christmas Give Away by Miller Bros. Co, MD. ,Includes Even a color plate of Santa!! . First Edition. Soft Cover.

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        On Safari

      London: Edward Arnold, 1908. First . Hardcover. VG+ to near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookplate of Ernest Testi. 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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        Les chefs-d'oeuvre d'art ancien a l'Exposition de la Toison d'or a Bruges en 1907 / texte de H. Kervyn de Lettenhove ... [et al.]

      Bruxelles : G. van Oest, 1908, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Provenance; Newhouse galleries with their bookplate. Good to very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, leather-backed pictorial cloth boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; Limited edition; number 470 of only 500 copies. Physical description; xvi, 272 p., 103 leaves of plates : ill. ; 37 cm. Notes; Many of the plates are accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress. Includes bibliography. Subjects; Order of the Golden Fleece. Art & Painting - Belgium - Flanders - Bruges - Exhibitions.

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        CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ OF BOOKS PRINTED & PUBLISHED AT THE DOVES PRESS NO. I THE TERRACE HAMMERSMITH

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1908. ONE OF 300 COPIES n. Hardcover. mm (). 7, [1] pp. ONE OF 300 COPIES. Russet morocco by the Doves Bindery (stamp-signed and dated 1908 on rear turn-in), covers with simple frame of gilt rules accented with circlets where the lines intersect, neatly rejointed, raised bands, gilt titling, all edges gilt. In a later felt-lined green cloth drop-back box. Printed in red and black. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Henry Fairfield Osborn and with the leather book label of Haven O'More; front free endpaper INSCRIBED TO PROFESSOR OSBORNE [sic] BY COBDEN-SANDERSON, signed "C.-S." and dated 12 November 1908. Accompanied by the booklet "The Closing of the Doves Press," a keepsake from the opening of a 1969 exhibition at Stanford University devoted to Cobden-Sanderson, the Doves Press, and the Doves Bindery. Tidcombe DP-14; Tomkinson, p. 55. Spine and a significant portion of front cover rather darkened, joints and extremities a bit rubbed, half a dozen water spots to boards, but the restored binding entirely solid, and very clean and fresh internally. This is the first Doves catalogue of any length to appear, offered here in a copy distinguished by its binding and provenance. In addition to listing the first 13 books issued by the press, this work includes remarks by Cobden-Sanderson about his approach, emphasis, and motivation. He begins by saying that his press was founded (in 1900) "to attack the problem of pure typography, . . . keeping always in view the principle laid down in 'The Book Beautiful' that 'the whole duty of typography is to communicate to the imagination, without loss by the way, the thought or image intended to be conveyed by the author.'" This copy was presented by Cobden-Sanderson to paleontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857-1935), who was a driving force behind the American Museum of Natural History, serving as its president from 1908 until his death (he was also the nephew of J. Pierpont Morgan). According to ANB, "through his connections, enthusiasm, and ability to orchestrate large projects involving thousands of dollars and dozens of people, Osborn made the American Museum the largest and most famous science museum in the country." This copy was later part of the Garden Collection, assembled by Haven O'More with funding from Michael Davis, which was the most outstanding library of notable books put together in America in the second half of the 20th century. When it was auctioned by Sotheby's in 1989, the sale brought in $16.2 million. The library included high spots from all periods (the four Shakespeare folios, the first of "Don Quixote," and Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience" brought in more than $5 million alone), and the collection was breathtaking in its impeccable condition.

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        The Teddy Bear's Christmas, Vintage 1908 Adorable Book, Illustrated By W. W. Denslow In Color of Little Boy , Girl & Yellow Bear & Jack-in-the-Box, One of Last Works of "WIZARD of OZ" MASTER ILLUSTRATOR, Denslow. A Wonderful FANTASY Adventure of Bobby &

      MILLER BROS Co. Store Westminster Md, 1908 - .SOFTCOVER Color Illustrated Stapled WRAPS with some Wrinkling & Pencil & Ink Name front & Back Cover, FoXing to Back Cover & Light Chipping Edges, 10 page story, VG-/GOOD, SOFTCOVER, AS-IS, with Original paper wraps & LIGHT FoX Wrinkling Inside pgs, Aside from one spot on the right edge, this is a VERY Nice Copy, with no Damage or Writing, & Firm staples. Very Good + Condition, FIRST & ONLY PRINTING !!! 5" X 7 1/4" A WONDERFUL GIFT, Light wear and browning to the back cover. Small 8vo, A Wonderful FANTASY Adventure of Bobby & Bess's Search for Santa Claus, with help from their Teddy Bear & other Animated Toys. 10 page story, with Original PAPER WRAPS. It was commissioned as an advertising Christmas Give Away by Miller Bros. Co, MD. ,Includes Even a color plate of Santa!! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1908. Sextodecimo. Recent green half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. With colour illustrations by the author. The occasional minor blemish otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, presumed first impression (although the first three impressions are identical).

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        La Evolución del Principio de Arbitraje en América. Memoria histórico-jurídica

      Bogotá, Imprenta Nacional, 1908. 4to.mayor; XVI-192 pp. Ejemplar con envío autógrafo del autor. Cubiertas originales salvadas en encuadernación en media tela. Urrutia, Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Colombia, fue quien firmó el histórico Tratado Thompson-Urrutia entre los Estados Unidos de América y la República de Colombia el 6 de Abril de 1914 conducente al arreglo de las diferencias entre los dos paises provenientes de la Independencia de Panamá en 1903, y al mismo tiempo para definir y regularizar sus intereses respecto al Canal Interoceánico que los Estados Unidos estaban construyendo en el Istmo de Panamá.

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        Works; The Writings of George Eliot together with the Life of J. W. Cross. Large-Paper Edition in Twenty-Five Volumes.

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1908 - Number 141 of 750 copies, printed at The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 25 volumes; 6 1/4 inches x 8 7/8 in., colored and monochrome frontispieces on two different papers; photogravure illustrations on japon paper. Most pages are unopened. Dark red-brown three-quarter morocco leather, with five raised bands on the spines, gilt titling and floral decorations, and lighter red marbled paper with matching marbled endpapers, top-edges gilt, red silk bookmarker ribbons bound in. A few cover corners show minor rubbing. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951) on the front paste-downs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE

      London: Published for the Florence Press by Chatto and Windus, 1908. No. 10 of 12 COPIES ON VELLUM, of which 10 were for sale (and 500 copies on paper) n. Hardcover. 292 x 197 mm (11 1/2 x 7 3/4"). 4 p.l., 103, [1] pp., [2] leaves (the last blank). No. 10 of 12 COPIES ON VELLUM, of which 10 were for sale (and 500 copies on paper). Original flexible vellum, gilt titling on upper cover and flat spine, green silk ties. With original (lightly soiled and faded) gray cloth portfolio (for additional suite of plates); both housed in a (slightly worn) fleece-lined red cloth drop-back box with morocco label. With woodcut device on title page and 20 color plates by Keith Henderson and Norman Wilkinson, all mounted on gray stock and protected by captioned tissue guards. WITH AN ADDITIONAL SUITE OF PLATES loose in portfolio (as issued), all mounted and with tissue guards. Tomkinson, p. 85; Ransom, p. 278. AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY--unusually clean and bright inside and out (without the almost inevitable darkening to vellum leaves and the splaying that comes with flexible vellum bindings). This is a luxurious vellum copy of the first work printed at the Florence Press. Founded in 1908 by the London publishers Chatto & Windus and operated by Philip Lee Warner, the press had as its expressed intention the production of "beautiful books in the choicest types . . . in larger editions, and at [lower] cost than [was] usual with such monuments of typography as the issues of the Kelmscott [and other] presses." Florence books are readily distinguishable by their special type, designed by Herbert P. Horne after 15th century Italian faces that are elegant, simple, and easily readable. The text here is Chaucer's translation of the lengthy (21,000 lines-long) 13th century French allegorical dream vision, "Roman de la Rose," written largely by Jean de Meun. In it, a young lover dreams of Cupid, who gives him advice on winning the lady he desires, symbolized by a rose. A satire on courtly love controversial for its sensuality, the work was one of the most important literary texts of the Medieval period--Chaucer was greatly influenced by it, and incunabular printers perpetuated its popularity with a number of 15th century printings. This vellum version of the Florence Press "Romaunt" appears generally to invite foxing, as the three copies listed in ABPC since 1975 are all described as foxed. Our copy is happily only minimally affected.

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        Wind in the Willows

      1908. GRAHAME, Kenneth.The Wind in the Willows.London: Methuen, (1908).First edition of the beloved children?'s novel, which author A.A. Milne once referred to as a ?"household book,?" ?"one of the classic read-aloud books that should not be missed by any family?" (Silvey)."Unquestionable is the permanence, as an inspired and characteristically English contribution to children's literature, of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows… one of the most endearing books ever written for children… Part of the secret success of the book is that its appeal is ageless and parents never tire of reading it aloud. Like all great books it is inexhaustible" (Eyre, 62). Grahame created his classic as a series of bedtime stories for his four-year-old son Alastair, who was known as Mouse; yet it also became "in many respects an elegy for the old idyllic English rural life which Grahame could now see was passing away forever" (Carpenter & Prichard, 218). In a letter to Theodore Roosevelt, Grahame described the book as "an expression of the very simplest of joys of life as lived by the simplest beings." C.S. Lewis praised it as "a perfect example of the kind of story which can express things without explaining them" (Carpenter, 168).Pierpont Morgan Children's Literature 269.New front free endpaper, interior generally quite clean, coloring to cloth, minor spotting to rear board, gilt bright. An extremely good copy.

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        Credo

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1908. a wonderfully fine expression of a naturalistic faith" bound at the Doves Bindery. One of 250 copies. Pp. 8. Sm. 8vo., original red niger goatskin by the Doves Bindery (signed on the lower turn-in), lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover, all edges gilt, gilt ruled turn-ins. A very good, fresh copy with extremely mild offset from the turn-ins (less than usual) and very slight bending to the boards, housed in the original cloth covered slipcase. Cobden Sanderson sent a copy of his Credo in book form (written in 1906 and previously printed on a single side of a folio leaf) to his friend William James, the American philosopher and elder brother of Henry, who summed it up by declaring it "a wonderfully fine expression of a naturalistic faith".

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        Baz-Nama-Yi Nasiri - A Persian Treatise on Falconry. Translated by Lieut.-Colonel D.C. Phillott

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1908. First edition, one of 500 copies. xxiv, 195 pp. 8vo. Original gilt stamped green cloth. Spine very slightly faded, spotting to endsheets, overall a fine copy, with Schwerdt bookplate. First edition, one of 500 copies. xxiv, 195 pp. 8vo. Bib. Accipitraria II 463.01

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        Yosemite Valley through the stereoscope

      New York, etc.: Underwood & Underwood, 1908. hard cover. Very Good. 17 cm; 70 pages, and 24 stereo photographs mounted on cards, each card with letterpress descriptions on reverse. Folding map. The whole housed in clothbound slipcase. Slipcase mildly scuffed, but cards and booklet very well preserved indeed.

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        [Broadside]: Votes for Women Souvenir Official Programme of the Great Demonstration Hyde Park, Sunday June 21

      London: Mr. S. Burgess. [1908]. Crepe paper. Measuring approximately 15" x 14.5". Printed in purple, green, and black with a central map showing procession routes and speaker's platforms, surrounded by portraits of 20 suffragettes with a border of colored violets. Very good with creases, a couple small tears and a couple minor spots. A souvenir program for the first large-scale meeting of the Women's Social and Political Union, which has become know as the Women's Sunday." Early in 1908 Prime Minister Herbert Asquith reported he would drop his opposition to women's suffrage if it could be demonstrated that enough women wanted the vote. In response, Emmeline Pankhurst and other activists organized this Great Demonstration which grew to include 250,000 people, seven separate processions, and 80 speakers on 20 different platforms. It was the largest mass meeting on London's history and the earliest major use of the new suffrage colors: purple, green, and white.This broadside was one of the first produced by Mrs. S. Burgess of London, who created items for various historical and period events. Burgess essentially reused the design twice more for the 1909 March to the House of Commons, where suffragettes smash Whitehall's office windows after Asquith refused to see them, and again for the 1911 Suffrage Coronation Demonstration. "According to Kenneth Florey, author of Women's Suffrage Memorabilia: The WSPU has mixed feeling about Burgess's unauthorized souvenir described as the "Official Programme of the Great Demonstration" but acknowledges their importance of a tangible memento for suffrage supporters. Rare. OCLC locates one copy at the Library of Congress. .

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        The Riddle of the Sands A Record of Secret Service

      London: Smith, Elder, 1908. Second edition.. Hardback. 8vo. (7.5 x 5 inches). pp.xii, 336, (iv - adverts). One folding map and three full page maps. Publisher's black cloth with white ship to front board, white lettering to spine, rubbed, faded. Spine lean. Spine marked, snagged to foot. Personal bookplate to front pastedown, overlaying old price in pencil. Name in ink to front free endpaper, which is browned. Short ink inscription, initialled, in ink to half-title. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Second edition, eighth impression. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Op. 52]. Tristesse au jardin (Laurent Tailhade). Autograph musical manuscript signed

      - The complete manuscript of the unpublished original version for voice and piano, with some signficant differences from the later version for piano and orchestra (1908), first published (in piano reduction) by A. Zunz Mathot in 1910. The autograph of the orchestral version is at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.On March 13, 1909 the Société Nationale de Musique presented a program of eight orchestral works, all of which were being heard for the first time. Of Tristesse, the fifth work, Ravel opined: "Amid all this, Schmitt seemed like an intruder, with his noble inspiration and musical line, his sumptuous and delicate orchestration: everything that the others lacked. " (Letter to Cipa Godebski, dated March 14, 1909). Ravel and Schmitt were lifelong friends. Orenstein, "A Ravel Reader," 103-104.The original dedicatee, Marguerite de Saint- Marceaux (1850-1930; née Jourdain), was the wife of the sculptor René de Saint-Marceaux, and hostess of a famed Parisian music salon frequented by Ravel, Debussy, and other composers. Schmitt dedicated the published version of Tristesse to Madame Jane Engel-Bathori (1877-1970), a noted French mezzo-soprano. "In a time when many composers embraced Impressionism, [Schmitt's] music, albeit influenced by Debussy, was admired for its energy, dynamism, grandeur, and virility, for its union of French clarity and German strength. Schmitt was considered a pioneer during his lifetime, rejected by some and embraced by others for a style that influenced and helped prepare for later innovations by Stravinsky, Ravel, Honegger and Roussel." Jann Pasler and Jerry Rife in Grove Music Online. Folio (ca. 350 x 267 mm.). Half dark red morocco with marbled boards, "Florent Schmitt - Manuscrit" gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. [1] title, [2]-[14] manuscript music numbered I-XI, with pp. X-XI repeated, and X-bis crossed out. Notated in black and purple ink on 20-stave paper with "H. Lard Esnault Ed. Bellamy Sr. Paris" blindstamped at inner margins. Set for voice and piano: "Le doux rêve que tu nias, je l'ai su retrouver parmi les lis et les pétunias. Voici que par les allées meurent les blanches azalées." With text by the French satirical poet, Laurent Tailhade (1854- 1919), excerpted from "Vitraux" in Poèmes élégiaques (1907). First page of music with Schmitt's autograph signature and dedication "à Madame de Saint-Marceaux." Page XI-bis initialed "F.P." and dated "1er au 2 mars [18]97 à une heure vague de la nuit." Occasional erasures and corrections, most often in purple ink, in the composer's hand. Each page guarded at inner margin; occasional light soiling, staining, and browning to edges; final measure of p. II slightly blurred at "diminuez"; dedication partially erased. An attractive manuscript. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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