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        S. Margarets Birthday Book (Lowestoft, Decmber 1908)

      Flood & Son,, 1908. Hardcover. Used; Very Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall; very good condition; THIS HAS NOT BEEN WRITTEN IN; boards and hinges intact; pages are clean with only a very occasional foxing mark; quotations submitted by named members of the congregation of St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Osterbuch. (Einbandtitel: Hasenbuch). Verse von Ch. Morgenstern

      Bruno Cassirer (1908), Berlin - ORIGINALAUSGABE! Ohne Jahr, ca 1908. Farbig gestalteter Hartkartoneiband, Leinenrücken, Buchecken minimal bestossen. Farbiges, dekoratives Vor-/Nachsatz Papier. Klammerheftung, rostig. Nicht paginiert 17 Blätter (inkl. Titelblatt). 16 farbige, ganzseitige Aquarelle, sauber. Durchgehend kaum sichtbare leichte Wellung der Blätter auf ca. 4cm am unteren Blätterrand (weit entfernt von einem echten Feuchtigkeitsschaden). +++ Konrad Ferdinand Edmund von Freyhold (geb. 1878, gest.1944) deutscher Maler und Bilderbuchillustrator. 1908 sprach der Berliner Verleger Bruno Cassirer Freyhold wegen eines Bilderbuchs an und dieser lieferte ihm die Bilder. Der ursprüngliche Titel lautete 'Osterbuch', später wurde es in 'Hasenbuch' umbenannt und nachträglich von Christian Morgenstern mit Versen versehen. +++ 31 x 23,9 cm, 0,4 kg +++ Stichwörter: Kinderbuch Kinderbücher Rarität Rara Jugendstil Juvenilia Ostern Poesie Gewicht in Gramm: 400

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        Archivum Franciscanum Historicum. Periodica publicatio trimestris cura PP. Collegii D. Bonaventurae. Annus et tomus I [1] - Annus et tomus LI [51]; LIII [53]; LV - LVIII [55-58]; LXI - LXII [61-62]. [Periodikum / Periodical].

      Ad Claras Aquas prope Florentiam (= Quaracchi bei Florenz / Quaracchi near Florence) 1908 - 1969. Jahrgänge 1-50 sowie zugehöriger Registerband; zusätzlich die Jahrgänge 51, 53, 55-58 sowie 61-62 (insgesamt 59 Bände). / Vol. 1-50 plus index volume; additionally volumes 51, 53, 55-58 and 61-62 (altogether 59 volumes). 8° (24 x 17 cm). Priv.-Halbleinenbände / Half-cloth. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. The periodical \'Archivum Franciscanum Historicum\' is a scholarly journal. Since 1908, it has been a major reference tool for scholars, secular and religious, dealing with Franciscan history. We offer here the first fifty volumes with an index volume and 8 further volumes from the years 1958 / 1960 / 1962-1965 and 1968-1969. All volumes in good condition. Articles mostly in Latin. The last twelve covers in different colour. - Texte meist in lateinischer Sprache. - Ehemalige Bibliotheksbände des Ulmer Franziskanerklosters mit kleiner Rückensignatur und Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Die letzten zwölf Bände mit andersfarbigen Rücken. Einbände und Schnitte etwas angestaubt. Wenige Blätter minimal fleckig. Ansonsten durchgehend gut und sauber. - Former library copies of the Franciscan abbey in Ulm with ex-lib. markings and labels on spine. Covers and edges a bit dusty. Few pages a bit stained. Else good and clean copies. Versand D: 2,50 EUR Archivum Franciscanum Historicum. Vol. 1 - 50. - Archivum Franciscanum Historicum. Periodica publicatio trimestris cura PP. Collegii D. Bonaventurae. Annus et tomus I. [1.] - Annus et tomus L [50.]. Quaracchi presso Firenze. - Franziskaner, OFM Ordo fratrum minorum, Franziskus Franciscus.

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        Original Watercolour for Highways & Byways in Surrey - Eashing, Surrey

      1908. No Binding. Very Good/No Jacket. Hugh Thomson. This is the original watercolour, by Hugh Thomson, used for the picture of Eashing in chapter XI of the book by Eric Parker. The image is 11 X 8.5" and is framed and glazed by Edward Walker & Co of Coleraine, N.I., where Hugh Thomson originated. The image is clean and tidy although the inside of the glass has some spots on it and the picture would benefit from reglazing. This is a heavy item and will attract additional P&P if sent outside the UK so kindly contact me for a P&P quotation before ordering. Frame size 20 X 15". Original artwork by one of the foremost Irish illustrators of his day. Worked extensively on illustrating the classics and the Highways & Byways series at the end of the Nineteenth Century and into the 20th Century.

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        Anne of Green Gables

      1908. first edition. First Edition of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables"The Dearest and Most Moving Child Since the Immortal Alice" (Mark Twain)MONTGOMERY, L[ucy] M[aud]. Anne of Green Gables. Illustrated by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1908.First edition, First Impression. Octavo (7 7/16 x 5 1/8 inches; 190 x 130 mm.). viii, [ix], [1, blank], 429, [1, blank], [4, L.C. Page & Company's Announcement List of New Fiction], [4, Selections from L.C. Page and Company's List of Fiction] pp. Inserted frontispiece and seven half-tone plates after drawings by Mary Austin Claus and William Klaus. On the verso of the title-page is the statement "First Impression, April, 1908". Publisher's brown ribbed cloth, front cover with square color plate (by an unknown artist) pasted-on within blind-stamped borders, front cover and spine lettered in gilt, top edge trimmed, others uncut, plain end-papers. Minimal rubbing to binding extremities and two small 'abrasions' to the top border of the 'mounted' plate on front cover. Lower corner on front cover slightly bumped, inside front hinge just starting, otherwise a near fine and totally untouched copy of this great children's classic. Housed in a fleece-lined half black morocco clamshell case."In later life, Montgomery recalled writing in her journal the seed of an idea for a book: "Elderly couple apply to orphan asylum for boy. By mistake girl is sent them." Following the publication of Anne of Green Gables, Mark Twain wrote to congratulate Montgomery on the accidental adoptee, Anne Shirley -- "the dearest and most moving child since the immortal Alice". (Chris Loker. Grolier One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, p. 204).Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written for all ages, it has been considered a children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town. Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages. Numerous sequels were written by Montgomery, and since her death, another sequel has been published, as well as an authorized prequel. The original book is taught to students around the world. It has been adapted as film, made-for-television movies, and animated and live-action television series. Anne Shirley was played by Megan Follows in the 1985 Canadian produced movie. Plays and musicals have also been created, with productions annually in Canada since 1964 of the first musical production, which has toured in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan.Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) began writing about Anne as a serial for a Sunday school periodical in the spring of 1904. The character became so real that she eventually decided to develop the idea into a full novel. Much as would later with readers, Anne took hold of her creator, developing into a feisty, imaginative little being who demanded to be noticed and loved. The novel was completed in 1905, but was rejected by four major American publishing houses, and it was not until 1907 that Montgomery found a publisher. The best seller that would make the remote Canadian province of Prince Edward Island known around the globe was not to be published in Montgomery's native Canada until 1942 the year Montgomery died. Montgomery's mother died when she was two, and she was sent to live with her maternal grandparents in their farmhouse. In character she seems to have much resembled her heroine Anne. She became a teacher, but gave it up to look after her widowed grandmother. By age 21 she was earning her living in the thriving periodical market of turn-of-the-century North America. International acclaim came in 1908 with the publication of her first novel, Anne of Green Gables, which instantly became and remains a best-seller. There is energy of another type that animates Montgomery's books, which retains a strong hold on adult readers. It is the energy of social critique, and it operates just below the surface of many of her novels. Anne and Emily, her two best-known and best-developed heroines, may fulfill their womanly duty by marrying the saccharine-sweet boy next door, but not before each voices loud and angry criticisms of the way in which girls, orphans, and other dis-empowered members of society are ignored and trivialized. (Silvey, pp. 465-66 & Keeline, pp. 41-43). Grolier Club. One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature (curated by Chris Loker) #58.Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124.

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        Memorable American Speeches II Democracy and Nationality

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1908. First thus. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border on the front board and gilt text on the spine with a prior owner's name (Harry Lathrop Reed) in ink on the first free end page and with the date of "1908" in pencil. The gilt text on the spine and gilt borders and decorations on the front board are only slightly faded, but remain very easy to read. Tipped-in on the first free end page is a "compliments of the season" card from R. R. Donnelley & Sons which is signed by Thomas E. Donnelley. The sixth Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1908. 237 pages of text illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Daniel Webster. An extremely uncommon volume in the series and one which is certainly in collectible condition.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      Methuen, 1908 A very good second edition in a rare very good dust jacket, published the same month as the first edition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Archive of Material Relating to Juanita Miller and her Father Joaquin Miller

      0 - The following is a beautiful archive of autograph letters with envelopes (mostly) from Juanita Miller to her father from Sept 1908 through March 21, 1911. Also included are several extra items including one autograph letter from Joaquin Miller to his daughter and several letters relating to either Juanita or Joaquin. "Cincinnatus Heine Miller (September 8, 1837 - February 17, 1913), better known by his pen name Joaquin Miller, was a colorful American poet and frontiersman. He is nicknamed the "Poet of the Sierras" after the Sierra Nevada, about which he wrote in his Songs of the Sierras (1871)." (From Wikipedia.) His daughter Juanita (Juanita Joaquina Miller -daughter of Joaquin Miller and wife Abbie Leland Miller was born in New York City in 1880. Miss Miller lived at Joaquin Miller's locally famous home, "The Heights," in Oakland, California, and was an active participant in the Oakland performing arts community until the 1960s.) She studied music in New York and was a sometime composer of music which produced to accompany her father's poems / lyrics. She was famous more for her father's well respected name than anything she herself did and was a flamboyant and rather eccentric character well known in the San Francisco Bay area from the 1930's on. The archives consist of:*Five holograph letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated September 21st, 1908 - Dec 26th, 1908 in hand addressed envelopes.*Seven holograph letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated February 1, 1909 - November 5th, 1909, in hand addressed envelopes.*Ten letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated March 12, 1910 - December 14th, 1910, in hand addressed envelopes.*Five letters to Joaquin Miller from his daughter dated March 17th, 1911 - March 21st, 1911: all of these letters are addressed to Fabiola Hospital, Oakland, CA. (in hand addressed envelopes). (The Fabiola Hospital was built in 1887 at the intersection of New Broadway and Moss Avenue (now Broadway and West MacArthur Blvd.) on 2-1/2 acres of land donated by Anthony Chabot. This new hospital was the work of the women club members of the Fabiola Association who envisioned a comfortable environment for the underprivileged. The Oakland Kaiser Permanente complex literally stands on the same site as the Fabiola Hospital. 1Fabiola Hospital, Oakland, California 1Kate Kirkham learned of the need for a local hospital in Oakland after witnessing a terrible carriage accident in 1877. The victim had to be transported 10 miles to a hospital in San Leandro. $50 was collected from 18 of her women friends and the Fabiola Association was formed. The focus of the group was to provide medical assistance for all, regardless of financial circumstances. The name Fabiola comes from Saint Fabiola, a woman in 4th century Rome who started the first hospital for sick and needy travelers.*A five page holograph letter from Juanita Miller to her father dated May 10, 1909 in a hand addressed envelope which discusses her graduation (from music school) and plans for travel and goes on to mention that she would like to be independent: "it is really wicked for me to be dependent any longer & mother will not allow me to teach, she considers it unlady-like, she is also so fearful lest I sing (?) but do something without her knowledge." *An envelope (with the address of Harris and Ewing Photographers 1311 F. Street N.W. Washington D.C. which includes a holograph request by Margaret E. Harrington for Miss Miller to perform her father's poem "Columbus" for a group of pupils (undated). The envelope also includes a typed letter hand signed by Juanita Miller to her father discussing her mother's stifling of her career and life and how she would like to live with her father in Oakland but not sure she could flout her mother's wishes. Also included is a newspaper clipping regarding Juanita Miller (undated).*A holograph four page letter from Juanita Miller to an unknown recipient which mentions her father's illness and fighti

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen u. Anmerkungen unter Zugrundelegung der Übertragung von Johann Joachim Bode hrsg. von Otto Flake u. Wilhelm Weigand. 8 Bände. München, Georg Müller, 1908-1915. Or.-Hldr. mit 2 Rückenschildern u. reicher Rückenprägung; Rücken etwas verblasst u. berieben, Kanten beschabt, Deckel tlw. mit leichten Schabspuren, bei einem Band Gelenke mit kl. Fehlstellen.

      - Gesammelte Schriften. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen u. Anmerkungen unter Zugrundelegung der Übertragung von Johann Joachim Bode hrsg. von Otto Flake u. Wilhelm Weigand. 8 Bände. München, Georg Müller, 1908-1915. Or.-Hldr. mit 2 Rückenschildern u. reicher Rückenprägung; Rücken etwas verblasst u. berieben, Kanten beschabt, Deckel tlw. mit leichten Schabspuren, bei einem Band Gelenke mit kl. Fehlstellen. Nummeriertes Exemplar der Normalausgabe; es erschien noch eine Vorzugsauflage in Ganzleder in 100 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 1600). Insgesamt trotz der o.a. Einbandmängel dekoratives Exemplar. - Band 1-6: Essays. Einführung von Wilhelm Weigand. Mit Porträt. - Band 7: Reisetagebuch. Übersetzt u. eingeleitet von Otto Flake. 2 Bl., 421 S. - Band 8: Wilhelm Weigand. Michel de Montaigne. Über J. J. C. Bode. - Namen- u. Sachregister. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Chasse au Météore. Le Pilote du Danube. (1 éléphant)

      Paris, Collection Hetzel 1908 - Les Voyages Extraordinaires. Volume double. Illustrations par Georges Roux. 12 hors texte en chromotypographie. Complet & Contrôlé. 1° La Chasse au Météore. 236 pages. 2° Le Pilote du Danube. 235 pages. Paris, Collection Hetzel - 1908. Relié par Engel. Imprimé par Gauthier-Villars. Cartonnage polychrome Hetzel à un éléphant. Titre dans l'éventail. Dos au phare. 2e plat avec indications JH. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(28x19). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) to his wife

      March 1908, New York - A three-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED as "Pearl" (Grey was born Pearl Zane Gray) to his wife "Dolly" on three sheets of illustrated New Grand Hotel stationery with envelope postmarked March 1908. Grey discusses his rotten position: "I'm afraid I can't have Outing publish my book until everybody's got good and ready to let me. And I, like an idiot signed that paper, which legally gives them the right to my photographs. Why didn't you or Murphy see that? If they don't choose to use the story & pictures I can't get the book published at all. It's most damnably sickening. I don't know what to do. For a measly little hundred dollars I have about queered my chances. Murphy says it will work out allright [sic]. I hope so, but tonight I can't see anything but black. Will be on the mountain tomorrow." Zane Grey decided to become a writer just five years before this letter when he wrote a fishing story that appeared in RECREATION MAGAZINE. Outing published Grey's third book, THE LAST OF THE PLAINSMEN, in 1908 complete with Grey's photographs. It was based on a trip Grey made out West with Col. "Buffalo" Jones in 1907. This trip was the turning point in Grey's life, but his book about Jones and his experiences in the Grand Canyon was not successful. It would be a few more years before Grey became a success with RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. An outstanding early letter revealing the torment of a struggling writer. Folds from mailing, still about Fine, with envelope [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        My African Journey

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. Leather_bound. Fine. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. Leather_bound. One volume. Small octavo. My African Journey by Winston Churchill. Sixty-one photographic illustrations and three maps. Bound in three quarter blue morocco, gilt decoration to spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. First Edition. Churchill's collection of essays on travel and big game hunting in Africa - much of the book had been serialized in the Strand Magazine.

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        Weimar: ein Sommertagstraum. Tiefurt: aus den Memoiren eines Sonnenstrahls. Belvedere: In einer Vollmondnacht (First Edition, inscribed by Thea von Harbou and Horst von Harbou)

      Weimer: Verlag der Hofbuchhandlung Alexander Buschke Nachf, 1908. First Edition. First Edition. A very early work by writer, actress and film maker Thea von Harbou, best known for writing and co-directing "Metropolis" (1927) in collaboration with her then-husband Fritz Lang. The only recorded presentation copy, INSCRIBED by both Thea and her brother Horst (who would go on to be the still photographer for several of Lang's early films): "Frau Eibl, der freundlichen Haarkünstlerin und Gehilfin bei diesem Werke, zur Erinnerung! ["Frau Eibl, the friendly hair-stylist and helper in this work, to your memory!"] / Thea von Harbou. Horst von Harbou. Weimar, 1.1.1909". A poetic romance, illustrated throughout with photographs, depicting the languid posturing of the young von Harbous and their friends. Prominently included among the friends is Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Thea's first husband, who would go on to play Rotwang the Inventor in "Metropolis" and the evil Dr. Mabuse in "Dr. Mabuse the Gambler" and "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse." The players are dressed in 19th century costumes, as they lounge by statues and fountains, pose in ruins and veranda, punt among swans and take tea in rose gardens, all against the picturesque backdrops of Weimar Park, Tiefurt House, and the Schloss Belvedere. The von Harbou siblings' playful luxuriating in Weimar's pleasure gardens is very much in keeping with their Prussian aristocratic upbringing, but runs markedly and interestingly against the political seriousness of Thea's later work, almost entirely a rebellion against the privilege of her youth. Landscape octavo. Original blue cloth- backed boards, green paper sides with elaborate floral gilt patterning and gothic titles to front board, a gilt cartouche to rear board, patterned endpapers. Florally decorated borders throughout, 57 photographic illustrations by Horst von Harbou in the text. Very Good or better. Boards very slightly bowed, hinges starting, board gilt slightly dulled. Still a lovely copy overall.

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        Midsummer-Night’s Dream, A

      1908. An Almost Perfect Setting for Rackham's Impish Imagination"[RACKHAM, Arthur. illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1908. First trade edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches; 248 x 183 mm). [6], 134 pp. Forty tipped-in color plates with descriptive tissue-guards, thirty black and white drawings. Publisher's tan cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. Slight crease to front free end-paper, slight damage (1 1/4 x 1/4 inch) to inner top margin of pp. 105/105. Still an excellent copy.The Dream was, of course, an almost perfect setting for Rackham's devic imagination -- perhaps only bettered by the opportunity of The Tempest -- with the result that some of the fairies, elves and goblins he created for this play are among his finest colour images, and almost all the plates echo perfectly the mysterious interweaving of lightness and depth in this great work. Many of the formal plates are exquisite, whether they depict the principal events of the main theme of the story, such as the translated Bottom with his ass-head mocked by tree sprites, or the night-rule of Titania's haunted grove, those incidents within the subsidiary action, with details hardly dreamed of by Shakespeare, such as the gnomish knife-grinder in a motley group of fairies. Some of the floriated headings for the Dream are the finest of Rackham's line at the time, as for example the heading vignette for Act One, Scene One, which with typical Rackham irrelevance spreads its tendrils over the page, and into the text, ignoring the fact that the setting is supposed, according to Shakespeare, to be the Palace of Theseus, and throwing us immediately into a tangle-wood Rackhamerie, with mice, pixies and a sleeping maiden." (Fred Gettings. Arthur Rackham, pp. 117-123).Riall, p. 87. Latimore and Haskell, p. 32.

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      - Autograph Guest Book (8" x 4-3/4") maintained 1908-1947 by Sara J. Oliphant and dated by her Christmas 1908 on the front endpaper. The book has been SIGNED three times by the poet in 1915, 1916, and 1925, with four lines from his poems: Mourning: "The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows"; A Servant to Servants: "The way out is through"; Ghost House: "The footpath down to the well is healed"; and Into My Own: "Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand." Two entries are dated in Littleton, New Hampshire and the other in Amherst, Massachusetts. All are dated and SIGNED by Frost. There are many other entries by family and acquaintances of Ms. Oliphant. Frost was a long-time friend of Charles Oliphant, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Methuen, Massachusetts, and his family. In 1897, Rev. Oliphant, then head of the Methuen School Committee, wrote a letter of recommendation for Frost when he was a grammar school teacher there (Crane F7). Some corrosion to several pages not affecting Frost's entries; covers detached and very worn. Covers poor, contents Very Good [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Albums]: Camp National National Electric Lamp Association Camp held at Association Island, Henderson, New York

      [Association Island, Henderson Harbor, New York: National Electric Lamp Association. 1908-1910]. Three volumes, each an oblong folio (each approximately 13.5" x 11"). [48; 24; 16]pp. Thick card stock covers in tan, blue, and red with decorative elements. Containing 401 original tipped-in silver gelatin photographs ranging in size from 1" rounds to 6.25" x 9", all mounted into the albums, mostly with printed text captions. Additionally present are 101 tipped-in color images, playbills, programs, small booklets (ranging in size from 16mo. to octavo) and with a TLS laid into the first volume addressed to William Lockwood Coale (1870-1929), general manager and sales director for the Sterling Electric Manufacturing Company, and one of the founding members of the National Electric Lamp Association Camp, who continued to work in the incandescent lamp industry until his accidental death from a baseball injury in 1929. Some modest edgewear, creasing, and bumping at the corners of the albums, a minor closed tear at the spine of one volume, but still attractive and near fine. Three wonderful souvenir photo albums for management retreats hosted by the N.E.L.A., filled with over 500 items. Apparently created for the attendees (one has a title page; the other two do not), lavishly produced souvenir albums filled with original photographs, playbills, broadsides, and the texts of talks by participants for the National Electric Lamp Association at their Camp National on Association Island in Henderson Harbor, New York, which was purchased in 1905 from private owners and renamed. This lavishly appointed island contained a town hall, dining hall with a full staff of waitresses and housekeepers, a hospital tent, swimming pool, areas for tents, recreational trap shooting, baseball diamonds, a theatre, and a marina for sport boating. The albums vividly portray how these mid-summer retreats were filled with conferences, but also devoted to the executives reliving the joys of the summer camp retreats of well-to-do childhoods during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. They created pennants, went sport fishing, played in tennis tournaments, croquet matches, poker games, baseball tournaments (won by The Boiler Makers in 1908), parades, costume parties, minstrel shows, plays, parties, and more. These Camp National events ended when General Electric acquired N.E.L.A. in 1911 and began using Association Island as a corporate retreat and training center for G.E. executives, customers, and employees through the end of the 1950s. The Elfun Society, G.E.'s famed think-tank was founded in 1928 on the island and named in honor of the historic elm tree (depicted on the cover of the first volume). G.E.'s use of Association Island even served as the basis for Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, Player Piano in 1952, a satire of the antics of engineers and managers of a large unnamed corporation on their annual retreat. The N.E.L.A. was founded at the end of the 19th Century during a great deal of turmoil in the incandescent lamp industry, and a number of small lamp manufacturers needed to pool their resources in order to compete with G.E. Ironically Franklin Terry, Burton and Henry Tremaine, and John and Robert Crouse founded the Association in 1901 with 75% of the needed capital coming from G.E. who was to remain a silent partner. A number of the small companies such as Sterling Electric, The Economy Electric Co., and many others were able to use the labs set up by N.E.L.A. and within a few years had gained nearly 50% of the total lamp production in the United States. However, in 1911 the U.S. Government brought an anti-trust suit against the N.E.L.A., and G.E. exercised their option to buy the remaining 25% and they officially all became part of General Electric, forming the National Quality Lamp Division. (See Association Island's History (2015); Nela Park: A Brief Early History).In any event an elaborate, exhaustive, and greatly amusing group of three souvenir photo albums that provide an excellent insight into men's fraternal carryings on at Summer camp. Despite the fact these may have been produced in some numbers, we could find no copy of any of the three in OCLC. .

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        Midsummer-Night’s Dream, A

      1908. first edition. An Almost Perfect Setting for Rackham's Impish Imagination"In the Original Printed Dust Jacket[RACKHAM, Arthur. illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1908. First trade edition. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches; 248 x 183 mm). [6], 134 pp. Forty tipped-in color plates with descriptive tissue-guards, thirty black and white drawings. Publisher's tan cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. Slight discoloration on paste-downs, bookplate on front paste-down, Neat ink name on front free end-paper. A very good copy in the scarce original tan printed dust jacket (split at folds and slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, otherwise complete). The Dream was, of course, an almost perfect setting for Rackham's devic imagination -- perhaps only bettered by the opportunity of The Tempest -- with the result that some of the fairies, elves and goblins he created for this play are among his finest colour images, and almost all the plates echo perfectly the mysterious interweaving of lightness and depth in this great work. Many of the formal plates are exquisite, whether they depict the principal events of the main theme of the story, such as the translated Bottom with his ass-head mocked by tree sprites, or the night-rule of Titania's haunted grove, those incidents within the subsidiary action, with details hardly dreamed of by Shakespeare, such as the gnomish knife-grinder in a motley group of fairies. Some of the floriated headings for the Dream are the finest of Rackham's line at the time, as for example the heading vignette for Act One, Scene One, which with typical Rackham irrelevance spreads its tendrils over the page, and into the text, ignoring the fact that the setting is supposed, according to Shakespeare, to be the Palace of Theseus, and throwing us immediately into a tangle-wood Rackhamerie, with mice, pixies and a sleeping maiden." (Fred Gettings. Arthur Rackham, pp. 117-123).Riall, p. 87. Latimore and Haskell, p. 32.

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon [ Meyer Konversationslexikon ]. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens. Vorliegend absolut komplett in 27 Bänden: Grundlexikon A-Z in 20 Bänden, Ergänzungs- & Nachtragsband 1910 (Band 21), drei Jahressupplementbände 1909 - 1910 (Band 22), 1910 - 1911 (Band 23) & 1911 - 1912 (Band 24) sowie den drei Kriegsnachtragsbänden I - III im Zeitraum 1916 - 1920.

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig und Wien. Sechste (6.), gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. -1920. 1908 - Gr.8° ( 25 x 17 cm) OriginalHalblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie jugendstiliger Bordüre auf dem Buchrücken oben und unten (Bände 1 - 22 ). Die Einbände farblich different und teils etwas berieben, die Bände 23 und 24 von der Rückengestaltung etwas abweichend. 22 der 27 Bände in gutem Zustand, Die Bände 1, 7 und 19 mit bis zu 2,5 cm langen Einrissen an den oberen Kapitalen (teils mit durchsichtigem Klebeband geklebt). Band 24: Vorderes Außengelenk geplatzt, Buchdeckel fleckig. Kriegsnachtrag II mit gelöstem Vorderdeckel bis S. 18 und hier mit ca. 1/5 Textverlust. (Arbeitsexemplar). Kriegsnachtrag III: Hinteres Außengelenk ca. 4 cm eingerissen. Die Bände 23 - 27 mit handschriftlichem Namenszug in alter Tinte und kleinem Vorbesitzernamensstempel im vorderen Vorsatz. Innen soweit ersichtlich ordentlich erhalten, vollständig und sauber. Bis auf die unten beschriebenen Mängel gutes, dekoratives Exemplar. Mit mehr als 16800 Abbildungen im Text und auf 1522 Bildtafeln, Karten und Plänen sowie 160 Textbeilagen. Porto für Deutschland 20€, fürs Ausland bitte erfragen! LokUeb

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        The Writings of George Eliot, Together with The Life by J.W. Cross (First Edition, 25 volumes)

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1908. First Edition. First Edition. Warwickshire Edition. Twenty five volumes. An attractive and comprehensive set of Eliot's work, together with a biography of her life written by her husband, which includes entries from her letters and journals. All volumes Near Fine to Fine and unread, with maroon half leather and marbled paper covered boards, gilt topstains and titles. Just a hint of rubbing to a couple of front joints and boards.

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        A Broadside. Published monthly. 4to. No.2-12; 2nd year no.1-4, 7, 12; 3rd year no.1, 3, 4, 5, 9; 4th year no.1, 3, 4; 5th year no.1-4; 6th year no.1-4, 10; 7th year no.1; New series 1935 no.4, 8-10, 12; new series July 1937 no.7.

      Dublin Dublin: Cuala Press, &c. 1908-37 - Hand col. illus., music. Each issue a single folded sheet; some nos. spotted, sl. dusted, one with tear at margin, 6th year no.3 disbound. Folk songs, ballads, &c. by W.B. Yeats and others. Each issue published in 300 copies, from no. 4 by E.C. Yeats; new series ed. by W.B. Yeats and F.R. Higgins; mostly illus. by Jack B. Yeats.

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        A Woman of No Importance

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

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        Kodai Meiko Gafu

      Aoki Shuzando 1908 - A stunning book of 14 reproduction woodblock prints of famous handmade items by Koetsu. A few marks on the covers. A few small rips on the back cover, partially repaired with washi. Small seal also stuck on inside of back cover. Published in Meiji 41 (1908). Japanese softcover binding. Text in Japanese. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Shakespeare in deutscher Sprache. Herausgegeben, zum Teil neu übersetzt von Friedrich Gundolf. Ausgabe in 10 Bänden

      Berlin Bondi 1908 - Erstausgabe, selten - 10 Bände komplett: Berlin 1908-18, Georg Bondi, Gestaltung v. Melchior Lechter, Druck bei Otto von Holten, sämtliche Bände I bis X (1908-1918), 409; 382; 324; 358; 403; 394; 423; 433; 390; 433 S., dunkelgrüne Original-Lederbände (10. Bd. als Interimseinband in Ganzleinen, existiert nicht in einer Lederausgabe, da erst 1918 zu dieser Edition hinzugekommen) 4° (26x16), goldgepr. Deckel- u. Rückentitel m. gold. Fileten sowie den Initialen Melchior Lechters, Lesebändchen, Ganzfarbschnitt, zweifarb. Innentitel (Ill.) u. Ornamentschmuck, Bordüren auf allen Textseiten.Z.Tl. leicht lichtgeblasste Buchrücken , Kratzspuren u. Berieb an Kapital, Steh- u. Buchdeckelkante., Bindung stabil, in allen Bänden Exlibris (Holzschnitt- behaarter Mann m. Keule auf einem Buch stehend/"Wilder Mann"/Name,7x11cm) auf der Innenseite des Buchdeckels, Besitzerstempel (3,5 x 2,5) u. handschriftl. Besitzervermerk auf dem Schmutztitel, Blattseiten sonst tadellos.Bd.IV mit kl. Einriß im Falz des Gelenks, Bd.VIII ebenfalls mit (repariertem) Einriß vom Gelenk über die Breite des Buchrückens (3 cm über der Stehkante). Buchblöcke u. Blattseiten aller Bände ohne Makel.Insgesamt in gutem Zustand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Songs of Good Fighting

      - London: Elkin Matthews, 1908 [1898]. Sm 8vo, 61 p., with two pages ads bound in at rear. Original light blue cloth with front panel ruled in white. Second edition of this collection of songs of the sea, after the first Boston edition of 1898. Featured here are 'Dedicare', 'A Buccaneer Chorus', 'Envoy', and 'A Song of the Freeboaters,' among others. This edition also features a preface by Harry Persons Taber and the work 'Festin d'Adieu' which were not present in the 1898 edition. Taber (1865-1951) was a writer who served for a time as an author for the Denver Republican, before he met Elbert Hubbard in 1895, with whom he founded the Roycroft Shop and the periodical The Philistine, in which he is credited as editor of the July-Dec 1896 issues. Taber sold his share in the Roycroft Shop and the Philistine to Hubbard in November 1895, and after his association with Hubbard ended, he repeatedly claimed that he was the exclusive founder of both the Roycroft Shop and the Philistine, and that Hubbard was a mere 'interloper' (Wertheim, The Stephen Crane Encyclopedia). Taber authored or co authored five novels before he died, including the current title, The Gordon Elopement, The Matrimonial Bureau, The Rubaiyat of the Commuter, and the semi autobiographical work Ezra and Me. Light flaking to white rule on front board, lower corners lightly bumped, chipping to spine tips, spotting to half title and to paste downs, some patchiness to boards, but a sound, VG copy. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM HARRY PERSONS TABER TO THEODORE ROOSEVELT: "To Theodore Roosevelt, good fighter: This little book which I have made in memory of my friend, Harry Persons Taber, Wilmington, Delaware, 16 October, 1908". Beneath this is written, "Ethel [Roosevelt], from father, 1908" in Ethel Roosevelt's hand. A handful of copies of this edition in OCLC, but scarce in the trade. A major association copy of a scarce book of seafaring poetry. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the Third United States Colored Calvary: A fighting regiment in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-5

      Louisville, KY: The Globe Printing Company, 1908. First Edition. Like New. First edition, first printing. About Fine. Slight dulling to cloth at spine, faint touches of rubbing. Previous owner rubber stamp to front paste down. Light toning to pages. A very sharp and crisp copy.

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        Photo Album - WWI - Sudan's Governor - Photographs, Watercolours and Ephemera Featuring British Politicians & Nobles

      Sudan, 1908. Sudan, Egypt, England, 1908-1954. Album of autographs, photographs, signed manuscript letters, ephemeral programmes and memorable invitations, mostly pertaining to the Sudan, compiled and kept by Lady Catherine Wingate, wife of General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, Governor of the Sudan, features several British notables including colonial administrators, diplomats, prominent military men, and influential philanthropists. Contents include numerous signatures, original photographs, special invitations, British regimental Christmas cards, army illustrations, and newspaper announcements, most mounted to cardstock leafs, a sacnt few placed loosely within. Also with three original watercolours of the pyramids and desert of Egypt. Oblong folio. Half-morocco over green cloth album, gilt tooled to front, with the original bookbinder's label, "Sudan Printing Press, Binding Department, Khartoum." Very good condition, a fascinating volume with an exceptionally appreciable number of notable signatures. The Durham University Library holds a collection of Sir Wingate's papers. Compiled during his service as Governor-General of the Sudan, and as Sirdar of the Egyptian Army, Sir Francis Reginald Wingate spent thirty-seven years in Egypt and the Sudan. This album represents his significant political and social connections, some most memorable events, and recognition for his distinguished service, forming a unique personal memoir of colonial affairs while illustrrating the charmed life upheld as resident of the palace of Khartoum where he hosted many guests of high standing. At the beginning of the album is a large albumen print photograph (36 x 27,5 cm) of Sir Reginald Wingate, his wife and a devout humanitarian Catherine ("Kitty"), with some friends from the Royal Army. All of these parties have signed the photograph, as well as Sir Wingate himself: • Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur John Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham (1849-1931), British soldier, courtier, Private Secretary to Queen Victoria and then to George V • Lieutenant Colonel Sir George Stewart Symes (1882-1962), British Army officer and colonial Governor in Palestine, Tanganyika, then Governor-General of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan • Captain The Honorable John Neville Bigge (1887-1915), 1st Battalion King?'s Royal Rifle Corps, who was killed in action near Festubert in France, on May 15 1915, and was the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur John Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham • Major Ronald Walter Hadow (1883-1919), D.S.O. Royal Highlander The latter is followed by a large photograph of the Governor's Palace in Khartoum, (28 x 19 cm), surrounded by signatures of the following people, and others, to the margins: • Cyril Asquith, Baron Asquith of Bishopstone (1890-1954), barrister, judge and law lord • Cyril Asquith's sister Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, DBE (1887-1969), known until her marriage as Violet Asquith, a British politician, diarist, and close friend of Sir Winston Churchill. Lady Violet lived in an age when women were uncommon in frontline British politics. She was nonetheless active as President of the Women's Liberal Federation (1923-25, 1939-45) and was the first woman to serve as President of the Liberal Party (1945-47). • Julian Radnor [née Balfour], wife of Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 6th Earl of Radnor • John Anstruther of the Anstruther Baronetcy Two classic scenes of Egypt's desert and pyramids, as well as a Nile scene, appear in the form of watercolour art, one of which is a large panorama. The desert scenes are signed by the artists. Watercolours measure 18.5 x 11 cm; 34 x 12 cm; and 13.5 x 9.5 cm, respectively. Beside the panoramic watercolour scene is the rare, original signature of Sir Ronald Henry Amherst Storrs, KCMG, CBE (1881-1955), British Colonial diplomat, who entered the Finance Ministry of the Egyptian Government in 1904 and serving as Oriental Secretary in Cairo from 1909. In 1917 he became Political Officer representing the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia. He later served as Military Governor of Jerusalem, Governor of Cyprus, and Governor of Northern Rhodesia. On the same leaf as a 1914 music programme for a New Year's event held at the Khartoum palace we find the watercolour Nile scene, and the signatures of the following people: • Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener(1850-1916), 1st Earl Kitchener, known as Lord Kitchener of Khartoum," a senior British Army officer and colonial administrator who earned fame after securing control of the Sudan by winning the Battle of Omdurman in 1898. • Kitchener's friend and his aide-de-camp, Captain Oswald Fitzgerald (1875-1916) of the 18th Bengal Lancers, who joined Kitchener in 1904 and was his closest companion until they drowned together in 1916 in the sinking of HMS Hampshire. [It has been rumoured that Kitchener and Fitzgerald were intimately involved. Fitzgerald had saved his boss from a would-be assassin in Cairo and Kitchener had planned to bequeath his 5,000-acre African estate to him. Kitchener was not married, and was said to have had no use for maried men on his staff. The two had worked alongside each other for nine years, said to have been inseparable, although there is no evidence of any private matters.] • Major John Henry Monins (1851-1920) of Ringwould House, Dover, Kent. - also signed by his wife Edith Julia (née Cobbold), and his first daughter Adela Mary Evelyn Monins who was Kitchener's second cousin • Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Beatrice Leopoldine Victoria; 1884-1966) of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, who signed a Christmas card addressed to Lady Wingate, circa 1904-1905 A group of ten (10) original photographs commemorating the first airmail flight in Egypt, from Cairo to Khartoum, made by French aviator pioneer and stunt flyer Marc Pourpe (1887-1914), are accompanied by the pilot's signature and inscription which reads, "Le jour ou j'ai accompli mon plus beau voyage ariel. Le 12 Janvier 1914, Khartoum." [An aviation week was held in Heleniopolis near Cairo, during which time the first airmail link was inaugurated in Egypt. A temporary post office was erected and commemorative stamp was issued. Pourpe flew over 1250 miles to deliver an official sack of mail to British authorities in Khartoum.] Together with a newspaper article describing King George Day and the Wingate's silver wedding gift presentation made by Sir Edgar Bonham-Carter in 1913, these signatures appear: • Sir Edgar Bonham-Carter, KCMG, CIE (1870-1956), British barrister and administrator in the Sudan and Iraq • Sir Wasey Sterry (1866-1955), British Colonial administrator, serving as acting Governor-General of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan for periods betwen 1923 and 1925. In 1901 he entered the British Colonial Service and was assigned to the Sudan to serve as judge in the courts. In 1907 Wasey received the third class of the Egyptian order of the Medjidie from H.H. the Khedive of Egypt. He was appointed Chief Justice of Sudan in 1915. Two years later he became Legal Secretary to the colonial Government of Sudan and remained in this position until 1926. In 1918 he received his C.B.E.(Civil). • R. Bruce, presumably Ian Robert Craufurd George Mary Bruce, M.B.E. (1890-1956), Brigadier in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders since 1915, sent with the 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (Egypt) in 1937, and stationed for many years in Africa The volume yields yet more autographs, dispersed throughout, penned on assorted stationery or on the album leafs directly, a few examples being: • Three equestrian related photographs and race programme for the 1913 Governor-Generals' cup held in Khartoum, including a large photograph of the winning horse (Abu Gnoob), the jockey, and the horse's owners Major Ronald Walter Hadow (1883-1919), D.S.O. Royal Highlander, and Captain John Kennedy, whom each sign below. The third image, on the adjacent leaf, is of Wingate giving out Governor-General Trophy. Ephemeral programmes for the Khartoum Racing Club were also preserved. • Signature of Major Hesperus Watkiss Lloyd (ca.1873-1915), of the Cameronians, Scottish Rifles, who served in the Egyptian Army from 1898-1908, was made Governor of Kordofan (Sudan) and Officer Commanding the District, 1st January 1908, and died fighting in Battle of Neuve Chapelle, France in 1915 • The signature of Major F. T. Lloyd of the Royal Artillery, who commanded the 7-pounder Camel Battery, 1st Brigade, Scottish Division in the Egypt Campaign 1882 of the Anglo-Egyptian War, clipped and mounted to a British Army greeting card issued with regiment insignia and blue tartan bow • A photograph of a military man mounted on a camel, with the clipped signature of Postlethwaite below (possibly Private E.R. Postlethwaite of 1/4 Battalion, Duke of Cornwall Battalion, A.E. Company, No 2 Officers' Prisoners of War Camp, Egypt). • The signature of Colonel Henry George Gandy of the Royal Engineers (born 1879 - died between 1938-1941), who was assistant director of telegraphs in the Sudan from 1909-1911 and who is remembered for his watercolours made in the Sudan, and who had previously served inthe Second Boer War, clipped and mounted to a British Army greeting card issued with vibrant regiment insignia and cloth bow • An illustrated greeting card from a Mr. Grant, signed and dated at Port Said on 16 December 1913 With fascinating content also relating to the Wingates' governing of the Sudan and their distinguished foreign guests, some of the letters herein include: ALS from Captain Hawker, Commander of the Red Sea Military District from 1907-1909, to Lady Wingate, dated 20 December 1908, written on the stationery of the Cataract Hotel in Assouan, and thanking her for her hospitality in Khartoum. 8vo. 3 pages in manuscript. [Hawker previously served with the Coldstream Guards and the Egyptian Army from 1899-1909.] ALS from Prince Alexander of Battenberg, 20 December 1908, to Lady Wingate, written on the stationery of the Cataract Hotel in Assouan [Aswan], describing a visit to Egypt. 8vo. 4 pages in manuscript. [Prince Alexander Albert of Battenberg (1886-1960) was of the Hessian princely Battenberg family and the extended British Royal Family, being a grandson of Queen Victoria. In 1917, when the British Royal Family relinquished their German titles, he was created Alexander Albert Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke by King George V. He served in the Royal Navy and in the Army, receiving among many other honours, the Order of the Nile] ALS from Prince Leopold Arthur Louis of Battenberg, 24 December 1908, to Lady Wingate, written on the stationery of the Cataract Hotel in Assouan, with similar content as the others. 8vo. 2 pages in manuscript. [Prince Leopold of Battenberg (1889-1922) was of the Hessian princely Battenberg family and the extended British Royal Family, being a grandson of Queen Victoria. In 1917, when the British Royal Family relinquished their German titles, he was created Lord Leopold Mountbatten] ALS from Sir Victor George Corkran, 21 December 1908, to Lady Wingate, written on the stationery of the Cataract Hotel in Assouan, also thanking her for her gracious hospitality at the Khartoum Palace. 8vo. 2 pages in manuscript. [Sir Victor George Corkran (1873-1934) was Comptroller of the Household to HRH Princess Beatrice. He was invested as a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order]. ALS from Ian Hamilton (Sir General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton 1853-1947), senior officer in the British Army, addressed to Lady Wingate, dated 11/1/1913 while onboard a Sudan Government steamer on Lake Nasser, passing the Abu Simbel Temple. The letter mentions a work he had written, most likely the "Manual of combined naval and military operations (HMSO for War Office, London, 1913)." [He served in the Afghan, Egypt, Burma, and Second Boer wars, being Kitchener's Chief of Staff in South Africa. He also served under Field Marshal Frederick Roberts, who was a close friend and whose daughter Edwina is mentioned in the letter. ALS penned at Mansoura, Egypt, from Bilal Hilani, to Lady Wingate, soliciting employment as "Director of the Palace" at Khartoum. Folio. 2 pages in manuscript. Double leaf. ALS addressed to Lady Wingate, penned at Um Ruaba (Um Rawaba) in North Kurdufan, March 1914, from a man named Hassan Saleh Khalifa, who had served in the Egyptian Army under Major General Pasha John Harrison Randall, in which he confesses having committed a punishable offence, and with some flattery, requests employment and pay from the Sudan government. Excerpt: "...This is not above your power as you are not less than a Queen especially in the well known assistance to all the Sudan natives." Folio. 1 page. Single leaf, split at fold. Two official signed typed letters, from the German and Dutch Diplomatic Agencies, respectively, both in Cairo, both addressed to Sir Wingate and made in March 1912. ALS invitation from Charles Cheers Wakefield, 1st Viscount Wakefield CBE (1859-1941), founder of the Wakefield Oil Company and Castrol lubricants, Lord Mayor of London and a significant philanthropist 8vo. on his personal letterhead, dated 3 March 1939. The volume ends with a large 5 page document in Arabic script, elegantly printed in gilt, and adjacent to an English and English printing of a poem first made in 1913, titled "A Greeting to Khartoum". General Sir Reginald Wingate, 1st Baronet, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., K.C.M.G., D.S.O., T.D. (1861-1953) was a British general and administrator in Egypt and the Sudan. He served in India and Aden from March 1881 to 1883, when he joined the 4th Battalion of the Egyptian Army on its re-organisation by Sir Evelyn Wood with the brevet rank of major. In the 1884-1885 Gordon Relief Expedition at Khartoum which had been sieged by the Mahdist army, he was aide-de-camp and military secretary to Sir Evelyn. In 1883 he received the Order of Osmanieh 4th Class from the Khedive. In June 1885, he was a member of 'Mentioned in Despatches' for service in operations in the Suakin and Upper Nile regions. He was Assistant Military Secretary to Sir Francis Grenfell from 1886, Assistant Adjutant General Intelligence from 1887. His principal work was in the intelligence division, of which he became Assistant Adjutant-General in 1888. He was Director of Military Intelligence in 1889, taking part in the operations on the Sudan frontier in 1889, including the engagement at Toski for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). A master of Arabic, his knowledge of the country, the examination of prisoners, refugees and others from the Sudan, and the study of documents captured from the Dervishes enabled him to publish in 1891 "Mahdiism and the Egyptian Sudan", an authoritative account of the rise of the Muhammad Ahmad and of subsequent events in the Sudan up to that date. In 1891 he was present at the capture of Tokar. He served briefly as Governor of the Red Sea Littoral and Commandant of Suakin in 1894. Wingate also made the arrangements which led to the escape of Slatin Pasha in 1895. He translated into English Father Ohrwalder's narrative "Ten Years in the Mahdi's Camp" (1892) and Slatin's book "Fire and Sword in the Sudan" (1896). In December 1899, Wingate succeeded Lord Kitchener as Governor-General of the Sudan, and as Sirdar of the Egyptian Army, holding this post until 1916. His administration of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was successful, the country regaining a degree of prosperity, its infrastructure also being rebuilt and expanded. In the Sudan, he entertained European notables in the Palace built for Kitchener in Khartoum, repaired in hot weather to Erkowit in the Red Sea Hills. He travelled extensively throughout the country in vice-regal style. In 1909 he earned the gratitude of the American President Theodore Roosevelt for granting the Smithsonian-Roosevelt safari a Nile steamer for travel between Gondokoro and Khartoum. Among numerous other decorations and honours, in 1915 he was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Nile, and in 1917 the Grand Cordon of the Order of Mohammed Ali. The First World War presented Wingate with new challenges. Khedieval Egypt's overlord Ottoman Turkey joined the Central Powers causing Britain to declare Egypt a protectorate. In part as a result of timely measures ordered by Wingate, the Sudan remained calm however. In 1916 Wingate fought a successful campaign against the sultanate of Darfur, whose ruler had shown signs of disaffection. In 1917, Wingate succeeded Sir Henry McMahon as High Commissioner in Egypt, a post he held until 1919, but Egypt was a very different place from the pre-war Khedivate and Wingate found himself made scapegoat for the riots incited by the revolutionary Saad Zaghlul and his party. From 1916 to 1919 he was also commander of military operations in the Hedjaz, being made Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery on 17 May 1917. It was on this eastern front that Wingate made his greatest contribution to the war effort. The Sudan's proximity to the Hedjaz made it a natural link in the chain of communication between the British and Sharif and Emir of Mecca who, in 1916, initiated the Arab Revolt. Wingate played an early, lasting, and important part in the campaign as the commander of military operations in the Hedjaz. He was quick to recognise T.E. Lawrence as a visionary, and after his epic journey into Lebabon and Syria unhesitatingly recommended him for the Victoria Cross that he never received. In 1917 Wingate saw his first battle tank and recorded in his diary that the two of them that had been involved in the capture of Gaza were named Sir Reginald and Lady Wingate. Wingate left Egypt and in 1920 was given a baronetcy in the King's Birthday Honours, being gazetted as Baronet Wingate of Dunbar, in the County of Haddington, and of Port Sudan. He retired from the Army in early 1922 and afterwards enjoyed a long and fruitful business career. On 18 June 1888 Reginald Wingate married British humanitarian Catherine Leslie Rundle (1858-1946), who then became known as Dame Catherine Wingate. Lady Wingate was president of the Cairo and Alexandria Red Cross Committee between 1917 and 1919, when her husband was High Commissioner of Egypt. . Very Good.

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

      München, Köhler, 1908. Quer-8°. Mit Noten. 67; 35; 35; 33 tls. num., tls. pag. Bl. OKart. mit OU (etwas lichtrandig) für alle Bde. im OPp.-Schuber (dieser berieben und mit Läsuren). Einzige Ausgabe des einzigen Faksimiles des nur in einem Exemplar erhaltenen Liederbuches. - Nr. 14 von 40 num. Expl. für Mitglieder (Gesamtauflage: 100 Expl.). - Exemplar des Historikers Hans Ferdinand Helmolt (1865-1929). - Peter Schöffer d. J. \"war einer der bedeutendsten älteren Musikdrucker Deutschlands, der durch die Eleganz seiner für die damalige Zeit neuen Musiknotation einem Petrucci ebenbürtig war\" (Riemann12, PT II, 624). Das Mainzer \"Liederbuch gehört zu den repräsentativsten Stücken aus dem umfangreichen Werk Schöffers und bietet uns einen besonderen Einblick in die Musik- und Liedpraxis im Südwesten des Deutschen Reiches\" (Classen, Deutsche Liederbücher des 15. und 16. Jhs., S. 276f.). Es enthält 61 überwiegend weltliche deutsche Lieder zu vier Stimmen aus dem Repertoire der Stuttgarter Hofkapelle Herzog Ulrichs von Württemberg. - Rodenberg, Dt. Bibliophilie 108. MGG XII, 16. De Boor/Newald IV/2, 241. - Unaufgeschnittenes, frisches Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Les mille et une nuits

      Edition dans la traduction complète du Dr. J. C. Mardrus et illustrée par le facsimile? des miniatures persans et hindous qui ornent les manuscrits originaux. Pages avec encadrements orientaux de diverses couleurs, vert, rouge, jaune, bleu...Reiures d'éditeur en demi basane verte d'époque. spine à 4 nerfs ornés de fers orientaux, d'une grande fleur, de croissants et d'étoiles, mosaïqués de rouge et argent. Roulette en queue et tête. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en basane rouge orangée. spine uniformément blonds. Petits frottements à certains nerfs, coins frottés, certains un peu émoussés.Très bel ensemble en binding d'éditeur. Fasquelle Paris 1908 In-folio (25x33cm) 8 tomes en 8 volumes reliés

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        Dem deutschen Volke wiedererzählt von Franz Keim. Wien u. Leipzig, Gerlach & Wiedling, (1908/09). Kl.-8vo. Durchgehend teils farbig illustriert von C. O. Czeschka. 67 S. Typographischer Or.-Hlwd., illustr. Vorsatzpapiere ("senkrechte weiße gezaddelte Streifen auf senkrechten blauen Streifen", Heller); Ränder etw. bestoßen, minimal stockfleckig, Rücken fleckig. (Nr. 22).

      - Dem deutschen Volke wiedererzählt von Franz Keim. Wien u. Leipzig, Gerlach & Wiedling, (1908/09). Kl.-8vo. Durchgehend teils farbig illustriert von C. O. Czeschka. 67 S. Typographischer Or.-Hlwd., illustr. Vorsatzpapiere ("senkrechte weiße gezaddelte Streifen auf senkrechten blauen Streifen", Heller); Ränder etw. bestoßen, minimal stockfleckig, Rücken fleckig. (Nr. 22). Erste Ausgabe des wohl schönsten Bändchens aus "Gerlachs Jugendbücherei" in einem guten Exemplar der allerdings etwas schmuckloseren, "im Druck nicht zu unterscheidenden" Halbleinen-Einbandvariante (Heller S. 158f. mit detaillierter Beschreibung der Unterschiede zur 2. Auflage): "Es besteht gar kein Zweifel, daß die hohe drucktechnische Qualität zusammen mit dem besonderen Papier der Erstausgabe die großartigen, auf starke Kontraste berechneten Bilder Czeschkas weitaus wirkungsvoller zur Geltung bringt und damit das Buch tatsächlich zu einem der schönsten illustrierten Bücher jener Zeit macht". - Klammerheftung rostig, Vorsatz mit Exlibris. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Puit de sainte Claire.

      Le Livre Contemporain, Paris 1908 - In-8, 173 pp, couverture rempliée et illustrée, chemise et étui gauffré, 17 planches hors-texte, 25 vignettes in-texte, et 5 planches d'essai supplémentaires. Toutes les gravures sont tirées en bistre. Livre imprimé par Ph. Renouard orné d'eaux-fortes originales de T. Polat tirées par Ch. Wittmann et exécuté par les soins de Pierre Dauze et E. de Crauzat pour la société Le Livre Contemporain. Tirage à 121 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci pour M. Guillot (n°86). Très bel exemplaire (hors une petite tache brune dans la marge d'une page). Superbe illustration, d'une grande finesse, à la limite du fantastique du peintre franco-égyptien d'origine arménienne Tigrane Polat. Elève de Chahine et de Jean-Paul Laurens. Langue : Français

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      UK Hutchinson 1908 - SIGNED LIMITED LARGE PAPER EDITION number 227 of 250 copies,signed by the artist on the limitation page.With 30 coloured illustrations complete with tissue guards.Bound in vellum with gilt lettering to the spine,and a gilt and blue design by Pogany to the front cover.A little rubbed and slight foxing to extremities,but a lovely copy of a rare volume [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF BORBEE AND THE WISP: The Story of a Sophisticated Little Girl and an Unsofisticated Little Boy

      London: Longmans, Green and Company. 1908. First edition, first printing. Original paper-covered pictorial boards in dustwrapper. The book is in superb near fine condition with just light spotting to the board edges. The contents are in lovely clean and bright condition with no tears or creases and no inscriptions or stamps. Complete with original printed dustwrapper. The wrapper is chipped to the spine resulting in loss of some text to the top and the bottom. Both the front and rear panels are complete with just light chipping and some soiling, rubbing and small closed tears to the extremities. The wrapper is printed to both the front and the rear panels. Scarce in the dustwrapper. . Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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

      Louisville: Globe Printing Co, 1908. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. frontis, illustrations, iii, 321p. Recently quarterbound (marbled boards backed in leather). 23cm. First few leaves neatly reattached along inner hinge. Horizontal tear repaired on a leaf toward the end. Moderately browned. No Jacket. "Compliments of the Author Ed. M. Main" written in black ink on blank leaf preceding frontis -- two former owner's names also on same page (the daughter of one of the officers and her husband according to information in a disintegrating clipping formerly mounted in this book). The author of this rare regimental served as a Major in the Regiment during the Civil War and was later considered the "official" historian for the regiment.

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        Rip Van Winkle

      1908. Rip Van Winkle Illustrated by Arthur RackhamFifty-One Mounted Color Plates[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1908. Later Trade Edition (first published in 1905). Quarto (9 13/16 x 7 1/8 inches; 249 x 182 mm.). xii, 61, [1 blank] pp. Color frontispiece and fifty color plates mounted with lettered tissue guards.Bound by Zaehnsdorf ca. 1910 in full wine calf, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine with five raised bands, two green morocco labels lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins, plain gray endpapers, all edges gilt. Minimal fading to spine - an excellent copy in a fine binding.Around the middle of 1904... Ernest Brown & Phillips commissioned 50 color illustrations to Rip Van Winkle, and purchased the originals and all rights for 300 guineas. The publishing rights were then resold in a complicated deal to Heinemann, before the illustrations were exhibited at Brown and Phillips' Leicester Galleries... Most of the Rip drawings were sold at the exhibition, and by October they had all found purchasers."Brown and Phillips' investment, made secure by the keenness of Rackham's purchasers, was not let down by the reviews his work received."... When, in September 1905, Rip Van Winkle was published, comparisons between Rackham and German artists [i.e. Dürer and Joseph Sattler] continued to be voiced, The Times remarking on 'the marvel of his Düreresque detail.'"... The 51 illustrations, for a story of not more than five thousand words, enables the story to be told twice, once through Irving's words, and once again, image by image, through Rackham's pictures... In his illustrations, Rackham pays homage not only to Dürer, Cruikshank and Dutch seventeenth-century painting, but to contemporary artists, too..." (Hamilton)."... But the first work that greatly advanced his fame in the years immediately following his marriage was his edition of Rip Van Winkle… This lovely book decisively established Rackham as the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period... The deluxe edition of the book was fully subscribed before the [Leicester Galleries] exhibition closed" (Hudson).Latimore and Haskell p. 26. Riall pp. 69/70. Gettings p. 176. Hamilton pp. 68. Hudson pp. 57, 167. Hudson, p. 180 (Rackham bookplate).

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        Grand Canon of Arizona through the Stereoscope: the Underwood Patent Map System Combined with Eighteen Original Stereoscopic Photographs

      New York And London: Underwood & Underwood. Very Good. 1908. Softcover. A complete set of eighteen stereoviews and the accompanying softcover booklet with descriptions of the views and maps. In a hard brown slipcase box with edgewear and faded gilt on the spine. The view prints are in fine condition, with some bowing to the mounts. The booklet has light edgewear on its grey wrappers. Contains one tipped in folding map and one map plate. The folding map has a two inch tear and a fold split and shows the locations of the stereoviews. The photos show not just the typical South Rim panoramic views, but also scenes like a train over Canyon Diablo east of Flagstaff and many shots from below the rim. Grand Canyon painter Thomas Moran is in one view. Each mount has the full description on the back, with translations of the caption in five languages. The text with history and details on locales is by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh, who accompanied John Wesley Powell on his 1871 expedition through the Canyon. ; B&W Photographs; 6 3/4" x 3 1/2"; 64 pp .

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        Londres comme je l'ai vu.

      Paris: Eugene Rey, 1908. With a unique painted binding by the famous Belgian caricaturist Draner. 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.

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        My African Journey.

      Hodder and Stoughton, London. 1908 - First edition. Octavo. pp xiii, 226. 61 illustrations from photographs by the author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson; 3 maps. Later fine binding by Bayntun (Rivière) of three quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules, top edge gilt, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers. Prelims slightly spotted otherwise fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brockhaus. Konversationslexikon in sechzehn 17 Bänden Vierzehnte Auflage: Band 1-16 von A - Z, Band 17 Supplement. Neue Revidierte Jubiläumsausgabe. Prachtausgabe in besonders seltener Einbandvariante. Mit hunderten von Tafeln, Karten, Textabbildungen und Stadtplänen sowie zahlreiche Chromotafeln schmücken dieses wunderbare Werk. Vierzehnte, Neue Revidierte Jubiläumsausgabe.

      F. A. Brockhaus. 1908- 1910., Berlin / Wien, - 25 x 18 cm. ca. 1000 S. pro Band. ISBN: Keine. Prachtausgabe: Original schwarzer Halbledereinband mit besonders reicher Rückenvergoldung. Goldgeprägte Titelei auf rotem Titelschild. Deckel im dezenten grün und gelb gehalten. gesprenkel. Marmorierter Schnitt. Gemusterte Vorsätze. No jacket. Schöne Exemplare mit kleinsten Mängeln. Insgesamt aber eine besonders schöne und seltene Einbandvariante. Sehr dekorativ. Guter Zustand / Good condition. 14. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! Versandkosten International / Übersee nur auf Anfrage. Europäische Union ca. 15 Euro. Lex. (LX).

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        Hermann und Dorothea.

      Darmstadt, Ernst Ludwig Presse 1908..

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        L`Ile enchantée. Conte d`après [William] Shakespeare [\"The Tempest\"].

      Paris, H. Piazza o.J. [1908]. 4°. 146 S., 1 Bl., 40 mont. farb. Taf. nach Edmond Dulac. Rotes Maroquin mit Rverg. Deckel mit Marmorpapierbezug, Spiegel u. Vors. aus marmor. Papier, Kopfgoldschnitt, illustr. OUmschl. beigebunden, (Maroquin lavalliere). Ledglich eine Buchecke min. abgerieben, anonsten sehr schön erhaltenes Exemplar. Carteret IV, 341; Mahé III, 264; nicht bei Monod. - Eines (Nummer 81) von 300 Expln. (Ges. 1000) auf Japan, im Druckvermerk vom Künstler num. u. signiert. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Kunst, Frankreich, 20. Jahrhundert

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        Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.

      Slim 4to. 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.

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        Excerpta Cypria: Materials For a History of Cyprus

      Cambridge: At the University Press 1908. From Claude Delaval Cobham's library. 523 pp. Bound in full olive green morocco with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Leather turn-ins. Top edge gilt. Spine uniformly faded to a pleasant brown. Minor marks to boards. Minor foxing to eps. The volume is comprised of extracts and translations from eighty different writers treating of travels, histories, etc. of Cyprus. Added as an appendix is a 27 page bibliography of Cyprus compiled by the author, late commissioner of Larnaca. Maps, chart. An attractive volume. VG to Near Fine condition. . Very Good. Full Morocco. 1908. 4to..

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        PICTURES OF OLD CHINATOWN. Text by Will Irwin.

      Moffat, Yard and Company, NY 1908 - 8vo., (x), 57 pp., frontis, plus 46 full-page b&w photos. The binding is moderately rubbed and soiled, more so on the spine. The mounted photograph on the front cover is lacking a small chip at the edge, and there is a very small bump to the upper tip, affecting only the first few leaves. A better than good copy. Originally presented by W. H. C. to C. N. in January of 1909 (in pencil) and in 1936, SIGNED and presented by Genthe to photographer, Robert Disraeli. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Atlas of the Chinese Empire containing separate maps of The Eighteen Provinces of China Proper and of The Four Great Dependencies Together with an index to all the names on the maps and a list of All Protestant Mission Stations, &c

      London.: The China Inland Mission.. 1908.. Color lithographed maps, xii + (index map plus 22 single and double page maps) + 16pp, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, gilt lettered red cloth covered boards (hardbound). The Index Map of China has a stain with a small piece of paper adhered to it from the facing page (which is the Alphabetical List of Protestant Missions), with resultant damage to that page; neat marginal notes to the Index Map only; the first several sheets of the atlas are beginning to split along the lower gutter (from the tight binding). The binding is worn with splits to the tail of the spine and marking to the front cover. The maps (with the exception of the Index Map are clean and bright). Very attractive color maps covering the whole of the Chinese Empire, including maps of Tibet and Mongolia. This is the first edition of this important atlas of China: "in view of the fact that 1907 would be the Centenary of Protestant Missionary effort in China, it was decided by the China Inland Mission, toward the close of 1905, to publish a new Atlas of the Chinese Empire, this Atlas to be accompanied by a book giving a geographical, historical, and missionary survey of each province and dependency of that Empire. It was hoped that these companion volumes would be ready for the Centenary Conference which was to take place in Shanghai during the spring of 1907. Through unexpected delays it was, however, found impossible, without serious loss to the Atlas, to have the maps ready in time, so the book entitled The Chinese Empire was published first. The Atlas, which is now sent forth to the public, has taken about two and a half years to prepare, and is in every respect an entirely new work." The atlas includes maps of Tibet, Manchuria, and Mongolia. The maps of the provinces are on the scale of 1:3,000,000 and of the great dependencies on the scale of 1:7,500,000. .

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